Jason Hartman talks with Matt Richtel, Pulitzer prize winning New York Times reporter and author of the new book An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System, about the new information that's come to light about our immune system and how we can help/hurt it by our actions. Matt dispels some myths that are long, long held, and gives solutions as to how we can best improve our health.
[1:38] Matt's journey to understanding the immune system came from his friend's serious illness. It led to him confronting several myths about the immune system.
[5:07] Our immune system actually tries to get along with everything as best as possible, not to automatically attack
[7:10] Why it's a mistake to try and "boost your immune system"
[10:02] New research on your "gut health"
[13:59] How stress weakens your immune system
Jason Hartman talks with Ocean Robbins, decendant of the Baskin-Robbins family and author of the new book 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World, about the state of American's eating today. The two break down how our diets have changed over the years, why some aspects of our diets are the way they are, how to make a more ethical, sustainable world, and more.
[2:45] Has anything changed since Diet for New America came out?
[4:48] There's a lot of money being made on the status quo
[8:00] What to do if you want a more ethical, sustainable world
[12:20] Jason's theory on meat through the ages
[15:08] We aren't getting nearly enough fiber in our diet now
[16:53] The key use of willpower is to establish healthy habits
Fernando Aires talks with Judy Gaman about how to achieve longevity with the help from health, activity, sleep and even happiness.
2:32 - Making your plan to live longer
5:33 - Avoiding fad diets and truly just living a healthier lifestyle
8:31 - The mentality that "it's genetic" and we can't do anything about it and how we overcome said mentality
11:27 - The role that sleep plays in your health
16:15 - The importance of having a "spritual life"
20:50 - The role that chromosomes play in all this
24:04 - An example from a dear friend of Judy's that lived past 100
100% grass fed beef is, without a doubt, the healthiest way to go when it comes to beef. But it's not what most people generally buy when they go to the store. it lacks the usual marbling that many are used to. The taste, when cooked properly, beats all of the other forms of beef, and that's what Chef Sarah Russo is trying to tell people. Fernando Aires talks with Chef Sarah about how she got into cooking, how to properly cook PRE meat, and the constant desire to challenge consumers to make sound choices when sourcing their meats.
[4:29] Where do they source their meat?
[6:38] The varying levels of meat that are available
[8:55] The label you need to be looking for to know you're getting the best meat for your body
[12:05] When and which fats to be eating when it comes to your meats
[16:13] Why Sarah became a chef
[20:09] What PRE's certifications mean
John Potash has been featured on CSPAN’s American History TV and has been interviewed on dozens of radio stations around the U.S. and abroad. His work has also been published in the Baltimore Chronicle, the City Paper, Covert Action Quarterly, Rock Creek Free Press, and Z magazine. He has worked counseling people with mental health issues and addictions for over twenty-five years.
[5:37] The CIA’s psychadelic hit list
[11:47] The government’s affiliation with Tupac and Dr Dre
[18:05] What the government can accomplish with their drug operations
[24:09] Drug legalizations impact on drug prices
Fernando Aires talks with Guillermo Ruiz, research at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, about naturopathic practices with evidence based medicine approach.
The two discuss whether some of the things we're doing are simply masking problems (or pretending to be solutions), when the right time to take supplements is, and what they can actually accomplish for a person.
[2:03] How did living in Mexico impact the choice of what type of medicine to practice?
[4:45] The incident that caused Guillermo's paradigm shift in his medical journey
[7:14] Why isn't the literature behind naturopathic medicine studied more?
[12:55] Why Guillermo picked the supplements he did for his article on what you should keep in your medicine cabinet
[19:42] How discovering penicillin changed everything
[24:47] Some botanicals people can take to help with diabetes
[28:15] When (and for how long) should you take supplements?
[34:11] It's a good thing to ask how something fits in with our evolution
In this 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks with Michael Gelb, author of The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs to Know, as well as How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Everyday. The Art of Connection offers readers seven methods of developing better rapport in their professional and personal lives.
The two of them delve into the importance of kindness in life, and examine each of the seven skills leaders need.
[2:52] Social media is connecting us online, but isolating us physically
[6:12] What you need to do if you really want to be innovative. #1 is embrace humility
[10:28] How much more could you accomplish if you were respectful boss rather than a jerk
[14:44] People are finding reasons to be offended these days, and it's toxic
[18:42] We are all becoming more like ourselves thanks to things like big data
[22:30] Achieving balanced energy exchange
[25:52] Turning friction into momentum
Daniel Schmachtenberger started out as a homeschooled kid in Fairfield, Iowa. After moving around as a kid, he came back to Fairfield to attend Maharishi University and while he was there he researched the epistemological frontier of neuroscience, delving deeply into integrative medicine as well as emergent neurotech tools and psychological techniques to optimize solutions on both sides of the mind/brain interface.
Now he's the Director of R&D at Neurohacker Collective, and is here on the show to discuss the nootropic his company has released, and discuss how certain nutrients are able to help you increase the full capacity of your cognitive functions without declining in other areas of your self.
[2:35] How Daniel became a co-founder of Neurohacker Collective
[6:27] Why Daniel's company started with a nootropic even though there's others on the market already
[11:36] What Step 1 and Step 2 of Qualia are
[18:44] How Neurohacker Collective was able to come up with the dosages of nutrients in Qualia
[22:56] Is there a long-term concern for takers of Qualia
[27:24] Is there such a thing as a biologic free lunch?
[30:31] How much Qualia costs, and why it's on the high end of pricing
Stuart Tomc has over 20 years of experience in the field of Nutritional Medicine and is an expert on evidenced-based dietary supplements. He has also traveled all over the world to teach others about his findings for over 10 years. Stuart talks to us about food imbalances, the importance of omega-3s, and more.
4:50 – The fat you eat may determine what kinds of food you seek out.
7:55 – We have a huge food imbalance in our culture. Stuart explains in this segment how you can correct it and balance it out again.
10:30 – We need more omega-3 fats in our body, because we are consuming almost too much omega-6 fats in our regular diet.
13:00 – If your immune system is already stressed out, it can be hard to start this new food journey.
18:55 – As we become so obsessed with our diets, we may sometimes miss out on foods that are actually good for you.
21:25 – Oil of oregano seems to be nature’s most effective germ killer.
26:00 – How does the consumer know what to believe nowadays? Read PubMed.gov
29:00 – Don’t forget to talk to your doctor or other trusted medical expert about omega-3 benefits.
You can track your weight loss the usual way, stepping on the scale every day or week, and wondering whether you've lost fat, gained muscle, or just lost water weight. LEVL is working to change that, however, with their new device that tracks fat loss through your breath.
Dr. Joe Anderson is clinical scientist at LEVL, and is one of a few breath science leaders in the world. He has led the development of breath protocols, performed clinical trials, and structured the science and physiology goals at LEVL. He is the owner of Anderson Bioscience and is an affiliate faculty member in the bioengineering department at the University of Washington, where he also obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.
[3:16] The problem that Levl's product is attempting to solve
[8:47] How ketone bodies and fat burning go together
[12:21] How reliable is measuring with breath?
[16:08] The differences between Levl's product and Ketonix
[21:40] Breath acetone vs fat metabolism
[25:03] The professional model of LEVL
[31:30] The cost of the device and subscription services
Keith Code is a former motorcycle racer, writer, and founder of the California Superbike School. He is one of the best known and most successful on-track motorcycle instructors in the world.
Code recently became an ambassador for The Foundation for a Drug Free World. He joins the show to discuss how prevalent drug use is in schools and in adulthood and shares some of the drugs people are experiments with these days.
Drug residues can remain in the body for years after a drug is taken. Code has long-promoted a program to flush-out these drug residues.
Code is making available a free booklet called “The Truth about Drugs.” He gives his advice to families who need experienced, professional assistance in getting family members off drugs.
For a free DVD and information kit, “The Truth About Drugs,” visit www.DrugFreeWorld.org or calling 1-888-NO-TO-DRUGS (1-888-668-6378).
For parents or families requiring immediate professional assistance or intervention call 1-877-947-5900.
A simple blood plasma transfusion might be just the thing for making you feel younger, stronger, and live a longer life. Dr. Jesse Karmazin is the founder of Ambrosia Plasma, and his company specializes in rejuvenating their patients with the blood of younger donors.
Fernando digs into the science behind Ambrosia Plasma, the business model, the costs, and who it would really work for.
[2:22] Transferring studies from mice to men
[6:18] Where the blood Ambrosia Plasma uses comes from, and how much it costs
[10:50] How long the procedure lasts and how much plasma you're given
[15:34] What kind of follow up tests are done
[20:29] The importance of telomeres
Dr. Sheldon Krimsky is professor of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning in the School of Arts & Sciences and Adjunct Professor in Public Health and Family Medicine in the School of Medicine at Tufts University. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in physics from Brooklyn College, CUNY and Purdue University respectively, and a masters and doctorate in philosophy at Boston University.
Professor Krimsky’s research has focused on the linkages between science/technology, ethics/values and public policy. He is the author of ten books: Genetic Alchemy: The Social History of the Recombinant DNA Controversy (MIT Press) 1982, Biotechnics and Society: The Rise of Industrial Genetics (Praeger) 1991, Hormonal Chaos:The Scientific and Social Origins of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), Science in the Private Interest: Has the lure of profits corrupted biomedical research? (Rowman & Littlefield Pub.) 2003. He is co-author of Environmental Hazards: Communicating Risks as a Social Process (Auburn House) 1988 and Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment: Science, Policy and Social Values (University of llinois), 1996, co-editor of a collection of papers titled Social Theories of Risk (Praeger) 1992, and Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age: Why We Need a Genetic Bill of Rights (Rowman & Littlefield Pub.) 2005.Genetic Justice: DNA Databanking, Criminal Investigations and Civil Liberties, 2011 with Tania Simoncelli, published by Columbia University Press, 2011; Race and the Genetic Revolution with Kathleen Sloan, published by Columbia University Press, 2011. His forthcoming book edited with Jeremy Gruber to be published by Harvard University Press is titled Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsesene. Professor Krimsky has published over 180 essays and reviews that have appeared in many books and journals.
Professor Krimsky served on the National Institutes of Health’s Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee from 1978-1981. He was a consultant to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research and to the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He participated on a special study panel for the American Civil Liberties Union that formulated a policy on civil liberties and scientific research. Professor Krimsky was chairperson of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility for the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 1988-1992. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Responsible Genetics, as a Fellow of the Hastings Center on Bioethics and on Committee A of the American Association of University Professors.
Dr. Jaffe started his career looking for the ultimate insights in mechanisms of health. His goal was to debunk the best known advocates of a variety of health promotion and healing systems. But, as he tried to disprove holistic forms of care, he began to realize there just might be something there. Eventually he became a believer, a student and then researcher in such areas a Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, active meditation, homeopathy, and manipulative arts.
Russ then went on to reinvent himself professionally by starting the Health Studies Collegium, a think tank that focuses on sustainable solutions to global health needs, with his fellow colleagues. For the last 30 years, Dr. Jaffe has advocated a system that treats people not diagnoses, cause not consequence, and promotes long term sustainable solutions as an alternative to a system dominated by prescriptive, symptom suppressive solutions.
Russ has recently written Joy in Living: The Alkaline Way for his company PERQUE.
[2:35] What Dr Jaffe recommends for detoxing the body at the beginning of your health journey
[4:40] The GGOBE detox foods that need to be in your diet
[8:58] Supplementation is essential in today's environment
[11:01] The benefits of eating and drinking alkaline rich food and drink (and how you can tell if you need it)
[16:08] Why Russ doesn't think Fernando's idea of drinking alkaline water is useful
[17:53] Whether adding minerals to distilled water makes sense for your body
[21:45] Some takeaways from The Alkaline Way
[25:25] Is there any concern about not having enough acid in your body as you start The Alkaline Way?
[30:29] The shift in ratios between Omega 6 and Omega 3 in the average American's diet, and why our life expectancy in the USA is declining
Dr. Norman Shealy may be 81 years old, but the scientist doesn't look a day older than 60. In his lifetime he's written over 300 publications, 23 books, been on Oprah, The Today Show, and a whole host of other media appearances. Today he joins the show to talk about how lengthening telomeres, essential oils that will help with disorders and aging, and The Sacred Rings.
1:20 – What is DHEA?
2:40 – How Norman managed to raise people's DHEA levels
4:30 – How you can managed to increase your telomeres by 3-4% a year just by using a specific mattress for 30-60 minutes every night.
5:10 – Since increasing telomeres electrically isn't feasible, Norman focused on using a method with essential oils 7:25 – Norman has already outlived the male life expectancy by 6 years, and feels as good as he did in his mid-30s
11:05 – Low levels of oxytocin have been connected to many disorders in people
13:05 – Norman's essential oils method helped an autistic boy become a different person after only 2 months of use
14:05 – How pain management has helped Norman's patients
You hear the constant reminder to make sure you get your vitamins by taking a daily multivitamin or any of the other methods available to the general public. But what you don't hear anyone talk about is whether or not you're getting all the minerals that you need.
Pauline Jose is a family medicine specialist and a clinical instructor at UCLA, as well as the co-author of Minerals - The Forgotten Nutrient: Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy. She joins Fernando to discuss the importance of having the right amount of minerals in your body and how you can better your life through them.
[4:39] The function of minerals in our bodies
[9:24] Should we focus on the 14 minerals Pauline mentions in her book or should we worry about all 60+?
[12:45] Can the toxins we're exposed to daily deplete our body of minerals?
[16:49] Whether Pauline would recommend drinking water the way Fernando's family does at home, by adding his own mineral drops into distilled water
[21:04] Some minerals are very dangerous to have too much of, which is why testing is critical
[23:36] The effect of minerals on mental performance
Melissa Francis may have started out as a child actress, and become famous for her stint on Little House on the Prairie, but she's come a long way since then. Now more renowned for her on air time at Fox News, and very savvy when it comes to economics, Melissa has opened up in her new book Lessons from the Prairie.
[2:05] Melissa's journey from actress to news woman
[5:16] How Michael Landon taught Melissa about your responsibility to your job
[9:11] Why it's important to remember that, in life, there are no small parts, only small actors
[13:25] The dangers of the handout culture
[18:03] How the stories of Little House on the Prairie still hold true today
Fernando Aires talks with his friend, Naval Aviator Brandon Cook. Brandon began his journey of health and wellness a few years ago, but has been facing an uphill fight while on deployment. The US military still subscribes to the food pyramid and a grain based diet, which is nothing like what Brandon has chosen as his lifestyle. So he's had to create some hacks for what to do while on the carrier. While the hacks might have been created for life on deployment, there are tips in there to help anyone who finds themselves in a situation where they can't control the food they're eating.
[4:41] Why Brandon got into his current health lifestyle
[10:14] Life on the carrier and your food options
[15:11] An important recommendation for which supplements to take when your options are limited
[20:32] Biohacking to help pilots optimize their body and training
[24:39] Brandon's mindset when he's thinking about eating fats
[29:22] The importance of a skeptical mind
Carla Lee Johnston is Founder and President of One Team Humanity Foods and Managing Member for The Truth Movie, LLC. Carla and Jason discuss how Pinterest has changed the food world, and that we would be surprised to learn about the food we are eating because there are so many “things” in our food that we don’t even know about. She shares what we should look for on labels. Johnston then explains what a flexitarian is and how her Nut Burger product has more benefits than meat.
Brian Hanley is the founder of Butterfly Science, and his mission is simple: he wants to develop gene therapies to help fight HIV and aging. Fernando Aires and Brian discuss what Brian's research has shown him in the fight against aging, as well as what amazing possibilities we have when it comes to changing human characteristics for the better.
[3:16] How Butterfly Sciences is going to change things with their products
[7:32] If there's a limit to how long you can have your body continue keeping up with the GH levels
[10:30] Brian's business model and whether his products are available to the public now (or when they will be)
[12:47] How Brian's therapy can be used for HIV/AIDS
[16:18] What Brian's HIV therapy timeline is
[19:04] What the future holds for longevity and therapies that could help travelers to Mars and potential humans with Marvel-like capabilities
Medical schools today no longer bother teaching their students about what different religions believe about health care practices, which is leaving some people of faith out in the cold when they receive care. Dr John Dawson, however, believes that this is something worth knowing, and has laid it out in his book Religion in Medicine.
Jason Hartman and Dr Dawson look at when the change happened, and what can be done to educate current physicians and health care providers.
[2:05] When did the medical system change and stop concerning themselves with the patients needs, and why
[5:53] What can be done to remedy the problem, and is it affordable?
[7:40] How John's knowledge of the Sikh religious practices helped a patient with a serious head injury
[9:41] Does health care around the world not care about religious beliefs or just the West?
Supplements about in the world today as our bodies are constantly bombarded by more and more toxins that surround us. This has spawned companies like RepliCel, a regenerative medicine company that focuses on developing cell therapies that use healthy cells to provide normal healing and function.
RepliCel has products that target skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, tendon repair and dermal injection, and Fernando talks with their CEO Lee Buckler about why their treatments are better than the ones currently on the market.
[2:46] Why Replicel's method makes more sense than regular cell therapy
[7:35] Do the new cells introduced to the body trigger, are the new cells doing the job or are they triggering a reaction from the body?
[9:27] Where the cells are gotten, and how hair regeneration works
[14:11] Where Replicel is in their trials, as well as their discovery of treatments for tendons
[19:58] How much is all of this going to cost?
[20:59] Who is the target audience for Replicel's product?
[24:25] Why is Replicel's collagen treatment better than supplements?
[27:17] The amount of toxins in our world today makes it hard to keep our body functioning properly as you get older
Jason talks with Dr. Robert Young on how maintaining an alkaline body will help keep disease and sickness away. Robert is co-author, with his wife Shelley, of the PH Miracle: Balance your Diet, Reclaim your Health, which has been printed in over 20 languages. Robert and his wife have made it their mission to help people with an alkaline diet and a lifestyle with an approach they call The New Biology.
The Paleo diet becomes more and more popular as people look for ways to improve their eating habits and health. Nora Gedgaudas is recognized by many as THE expert on the Paleo diet, and has written the international best seller, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life. Fernando Aires and Nora take some time to discuss
[2:23] Nora's journey that started during her summer close to the north pole watching wolves
[5:00] Nora lost 25 pounds eating a lot of fat over the summer
[10:22] The importance of protein moderation
[15:14] Studying what our ancestors ate
[17:15] Why haven't our bodies adapted to grains in 12,000 years?
[21:02] What's wrong with us that fatigue has impacted so many?
[26:05] Blood sugar and insulin surges are partially to blame for our constant state of anxiety
[29:00] The Dalai Lama's interest in Nora's book Rethinking Fatigue
[33:12] It doesn't matter what brain training protocol you're doing if your brain doesn't have the right nutrients
[34:47] Nora's new program and her mastermind group
"The 2 things that are most likely to shorten your life are sugar and excess protein"
What is making us sick? American lifestyles are making us fat, giving us migraines, and causing cancer. Jason Hartman and Sydney Ross Singer, medical anthropologist and author, shed some light on these problematic factors. Sydney has some interesting research on sleep, and explains the impact sleep has on circulation to the brain and body. Sleep problems can cause all sorts of problems, from migraines to sleep apnea to carpel tunnel.
As is widely known, stress levels affect overall health. Sydney thinks it's time everyone takes charge of their own health and consider eliminating negative lifestyle choices to give their bodies a chance to heal.
Sydney Ross Singer is pioneering a new field of health research, called Applied Medial Anthropology, and is trained in biochemistry, anthropology and medicine. He is the author of numerous controversial health books, including Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras, and is the director of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease located in Hawaii.