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Steven is a former cardiologist, professor, and author.
His work has reversed auto-immune diseases, helped patients kick medications for chronic conditions, and cancel their joint replacement surgeries!
“Every day you saw something… geez, this is working, and I can see it in lab tests, hearing the people’s stories. I’ve got to keep doing this!” Find out what “this” is in this episode.
“Humans who eat about 2 cups of this one simple ingredient per week - cooked or raw, - have about a 90% reduction in Alzheimer’s compared to people who don’t… If we had a drug that was 90% effective against Alzheimer’s, how much would you pay for that drug?”
Jayson has a PhD in Biomedical Science and Human Nutrition.
Find out why “Everyone really needs to supplement. The micronutrients just are not in the food. The stress and the toxins that we are facing daily are just pulling, literally draining us of these micronutrients.”
“Supplementation is the future.” Too many supplements are made the same way they were in the 60s, and they need to be brought into the current century.
Bryan is an Exercise Physiologist.
“One of the biggest misconceptions about the dietary supplement industry is that it is not regulated… that’s the groupthink, that’s the public notion.”
The manufacturer is responsible and can not take the suppliers word for it. Manufacturers must ensure that the ingredients and process comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
Mira is the co-owner of Calton Nutrition.
“Stress is a huge micronutrient depleater, and we are overwhelmed with stress these days.” B vitamins, vitamin C, and fatty acids are just a few of many depleted by stress.
“The biggest game-changer so far is micronutrient competition. Nutrients actually compete with each other for receptor sites. “The ah-ha moment was… if we separate them, there’s hope!”
“I met with a practicing endocrinologist... and he had been giving it to his patients, and it had dramatic impact on their diabetes and their complications of their diabetes, because nitric oxide is the body’s strongest and most effective antioxidant, and even anti inflammatory.”
The Nobel Prize research showed that it reverses arterial plaque and heals heart muscle.
Evan is a nutrition expert and the director of market development at KD Pharma Group.
“I got to understand the benefit of dietary supplements... if they’re done right. I also got to see all the harm that comes from not doing it right.”
“The argument that, well this is how it’s found in nature 200 years ago doesn’t apply, because we’ve kind of messed ourselves up.”
“People are so used to feeling sick and tired, that they’ve forgotten what it feels like to feel good.”
Ann is a Functional Medicine Physician in Texas. She was originally a Chemical Engineer. a PhD in Biomedical Science and Human Nutrition.
“What happens a lot of times is that you go from one autoimmune disorder to the next if you don’t get to the root cause. And that’s really the problem with the prescription medications that are used.”
“Everybody needs to be taking supplements that help to support their detoxification pathways.” In this interview, Dr. Shippy gives three specific easy-to-get supplements that help prevent many illnesses caused by environmental toxins.
“When I see things like the legislation or the FDA trying to crank down, it’s really concerning. People have a right to access supplements.”
Founder & CEO of Beekeeper’s Naturals.
Carli has an autoimmune condition that does not allow her to take antibiotics. So she started searching in the natural health world for a viable alternative.
In college, she was in Italy and got strep throat, and a pharmacist gave her propolis. Propolis is a bee product. It worked!
“We’ve been using propolis long before the advent of modern medicine. It’s antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial. What a great alternative to chemical-based solutions.”
Kellyann is the creator of the Bone Broth Diet.
“What it really comes down to so much is the six inches between our ears. … our cells literally communicate and talk to one another. Your cells can work for you or against you.”
Bone broth is beneficial because people tend to be very demineralized, and bone broth supplements give us that. The big wow is the fact that it’s got collagen in there too.”
Shawn is referred to as “the world's greatest formulator.”
“You should be worried about a product that has 10, 15, 16, or even more ingredients. If it’s got all those ingredients, I doubt it’s legitimate.”
A lot of proprietary blends are merely profiteering. They list ingredients but not amounts, and some ingredients are barely detectable. They could put in 1000 mg of the cheapest ingredient, and 1 milligram of the Key ingredients that are more expensive.”
Tim is an MEd, Pn2, CSCS, and is the Director of Scientific Affairs at Biotrust.
“You don’t want paint thinner in your supplement. You don’t want pesticides, you don’t want heavy metals… here you are thinking you’re putting something truly beneficial into your body.”
There’s some outlandish, outrageous claims out there across the board with the supplement industry.
“What ‘proprietary blends’ means is that a company does not have to disclose the amounts of each individual ingredient. They can just kind of sock it all under one ‘proprietary’ umbrella.”
Ben is the director of Brand & Connectivity at Neurohacker Collective.
“Healthy, happy people make better decisions.” We have a lot of problems, and we need people operating at their best to solve those problems.
“Your system regulated well before you were sick or before you were unhealthy and we want to get you back to that state. To a state where you upregulate your system so that you are working at a higher resilience.”
Dr. Group has a traditional medical background, and was always
taught that natural medicine was ‘witchcraft’ and bunk, and that pharmaceuticals were the way to go. Today, he is a leader in the
natural health movement.
The root cause of disease is: “Poor lifestyle, poor environment, toxic food air and water, the accumulation of chemicals and toxins in the system, with the accumulation of stress, unhappiness, anger, fear… “
“That’s really what supplementation is all about - allowing you to become in charge of your own body and allowing the body to heal itself.”
Jane is a Master Herbalist and owner of Barlow Herbal.
Wildcrafting is “when you go collect plants where they grow in their own environment… either organic or wildcrafted are the best herbs to look for.”
Lomatium is anti-microbial: antifungal, viral, yeast, and antibiotic. She has seen success with some tough things like HPV and shingles.
A lot of people use lomatium as a preventative during cold and flu season, “because your body doesn’t appear to build an immunity to it.”
Robert is the former CEO of MEGA Food.
“Most of the folks in the natural products industry… are doing it for all the right reasons. So when you meet a health food store owner, for instance, they’re in it to help people.”
“It’s a bell curve… At one end, you’ve got some amazing suppliers that go deep on organic certifications and track everything from a quality standpoint all the way to the shipment… then there’s these horrible suppliers, right?
There are great suppliers overseas and in China, and some not so great suppliers right here in the US. So, how do you tell where you should be getting your supplements?
Trevor is a ND and has been practicing for about 20 years. She’s also the founder of The Spa Dr.
“A naturopathic physician looks to the root cause, to support the body’s innate wisdom and ability to heal with the use of the least invasive medicine possible.”
“Many times, the root causes behind health issues show up first on the skin.”
We’ve got our vital organs, and the nutrients go to those first, and so that means that our skin will get depleted from nutrients first.
Chris is the founder of Quicksilver Scientific.
As an environmental scientist, “I realized that a lot of environmental science was just pretending to clean up pollution.”
“The lower the price you’re paying, the more they’ve optimized for cost on that product.”
“CBD is the most important supplement in the last 30 years…” See why in this episode.
Greg is the CEO of Specialty Nutrition Consulting. He develops supplements, and has worked in the wellness industry for many years.
“You want to make sure that you’re getting something that really works, and that you’re getting the clinically studied amount of what works.” How? He gets into detail in this interview.
“The lower the price you’re paying, the more they’ve optimized for cost on that product.”
“My business practice is putting together clinical research around desired health outcomes and documenting how what’s inside these products affects the human body.”
Founder and CEO - RealDose Nutrition
Leaky gut and high permeability of the gut can lead to inflammation and autoimmune problems. “Disease really starts in the gut, in the digestive tract.”
Amazon does not have and is not in a position to vet the products sold on the platform. “In terms of the quality, the efficacy, the dosage - there’s no way they vet that.”
Some supplement marketers game the system. “There’s a whole dark web of what you need to do to game the review system.” A superior supplement may not have good ratings merely because they have not done the dark web gaming.
Tina is the CEO and co-founder of Just Thrive Probiotic.
“We didn’t want our kids to be on antibiotics all the time… we just knew that there was something we could focus on that was more in line with natural healing.”
“The world today is wreaking havoc on our guts. We know just a single course of antibiotics will cause disruption for at least a year in our gut.
Antibiotics in our foods, glyphosates, GMOs, round up, all that stuff is just wreaking havoc on our guts on a daily basis.”
Founder of Molecular Hydrogen Institute, Tyler has a background in biochemistry and physiology, and he researches the health benefits of hydrogen gas.
“We’ve shown hydrogen gas can have a therapeutic effect on every organ of the human body.”
Over 170 animal and human disease models have been used to study the effects of hydrogen which have shown an auspicious effect.
Well then, this is really something that we need to get out, and people can actually use on a daily basis.”
Chief Edutainment Officer and Co-founder of Jigsaw Health.
“Tension, leg cramps, back pain, that muscle tension in the shoulders -- those are a dead giveaway for magnesium deficiency. Also, frequent headaches, low energy, trouble sleeping.”
“B vitamins are so good for energy. They’re incredibly good for detoxification. And one of our favorite things about B vitamins is how they help to make the magnesium react.”
“Pharmaceutical thinking is ‘one problem, one pill’. And that thinking sometimes creeps into the natural health supplement realm.”
Loren is the President of the United Natural Products Alliance.
“Part of my daily task is to explain to people that, yes, dietary supplements are regulated. Full stop. There was an act of Congress that was passed in 1994 that lays out that regulatory framework.”
“Many people become, ‘medical refugees.’ They’re looking for answers because although Western medicine is very good at dealing with emergencies, it’s not great at preventative medicine and chronic issues.”
“The conflict between the industry and the FDA became so extreme that a coalition formed organically, no pun intended, of different people who really understood that something has to change.”
Trina is a registered nurse and CEO of Primal Life Organics.
Your skin is your largest organ, and it “basically eats whatever you put on it.”“Unfortunately, your skin doesn’t filter to remove toxins, it absorbs it directly into your bloodstream.”
“Clay binds to heavy metals and toxins and pulls them out of the tissue… it removes stains from, and whitens your teeth. And it also has the minerals that your teeth need to remineralize and stay strong.”
This replaces regular toothpaste, which she refers to as “toxi-paste.” Learn how to maintain excellent oral health the natural, healthy way.
Kiran is a research microbiologist.
The hygiene hypothesis - the idea that we need to have a war on germs for our health-is the root of many health problems today. Our bodies are designed to work in tandem with important healthy bacteria.
Studies show higher rates of allergies and asthma in children when homes are sterilized. “Their exposure to microbes actually builds strength in their immune system.”
“We are in constant osmosis with the microbial world around us. The more barriers that we put up between us and the microbial world, the more we suffer eventually.”
Founder of Organixx
The first question consumers should ask is, “is it a whole food supplement?” Learn why whole food, organic, and fermented supplements are vital to a product’s safety and bioavailability.
“We don’t chase fads, and that happens a lot in the supplement industry.”
CBD is another fad that is sweeping the country. “Most of it is garbage, and everyone’s jumping on the fad.” What should you look for in a CBD supplement?
Jonathan is the founder of Designs for Health Inc.
Regarding daily multivitamins: “...I think it is almost fair to say that it ends up being expensive urine.”
“There’s a lot of press about Vitamin D, and it’s well-deserved. It’s an amazing nutrient and vitamin. People should be measuring their levels and supplementing to maintain adequate levels.”
Does nutritional therapy treat conditions? “Without a doubt. Someone with depression, they don’t have a Prozac deficiency, that’s not why they have depression. There are nutritional deficiencies that can lead to that condition. And with the right healthcare practitioner, you can identify those nutrients.”
James Lavalle RPh, CCN is an integrative medicine expert.
“In general, all of healthcare is moving towards the value of lifestyle, dietary supplements, nutrients… I see a much greater movement toward the value of evidence-based natural formulations and dietary supplements being included in how doctors manage their patients.”
“If you’re on a drug, and it’s depleting nutrients, and you’re having a side effect, it could well be just because those nutrients are depleted. They’re actually the symptoms that you’re experiencing.”
Grace Liu PharmD, AFMCP, Functional Medicine Practitioner, with a history as a pharmacist.
There are trillions of cells in the gut, as many as there are in the body. “They’re our other half… Just feed them, and they give us everything that we need.” Serotonin and neurotransmitters for happiness, as well as longevity chemicals, anticancer chemicals…”
We are killing off the microbiome of the animals we eat. Kids even test positive for veterinary antibiotics.”
The microbiome affects hormones in males. More and more men under 40 are tired, achy, unhappy, depressed, agitated, anxious, and not experiencing normal sexual function.
Anna is an MD, OB-GYN.
“Menopause is mandatory, but suffering is optional.”
As to HRT, “It takes more than hormones to fix our hormones.”
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Terry worked for years as a physician in a university setting in Iowa, and in veteran’s affairs.
Despite the odds, Dr. Wahls treated her own MS and went from being wheelchair-bound to living an active, productive and healthy life. She shares the secret to her success in this interview.
“Diet and lifestyle are why we become ill. Diet and lifestyle are how we become well.”
“Supplements can be at times profoundly helpful, but you have to be very thoughtful about how you source them.”
Ben is a Fitness and Nutrition expert.
Getting all the nutrients we need is difficult with our current diets, and we’d need to consume a massive amount of calories to get the magnesium, creatine, and other nutrients necessary. For athletes, this can be hard on the gut.
Fish oil, fatty oil, or para-essential oil supplementation is also great, because these nutrients “Give your body what it needs to repair the cell membranes that are being beat up.”
When purchasing a supplement, there are a few things to look for. Look for CGMP - Certified Good Manufacturing and Practices facility on the label. This is a certification that they guard against contamination in the manufacturing process.
Tom is the owner of Nutrition Capital Network.
“The case for supplements is pretty simple. We are not eating the same foods that we ate years and years ago because the soil is not as good. And if the soil is not as good, the food nutrients are not as good.”
“The future supplement company may be a technology company that uses diagnostics to tell us what we need to take.”
Dr. Patrick Gentempo is a well-known and respected star in the world of health, wellness and business. As a chiropractor, he built an international business and his innovations received multiple patents. He is a post-graduate faculty member of multiple chiropractic institutions and has been published repeatedly in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gentempo successfully exited his diagnostic technology business in 2011 to pursue his passion for exposing the truth through filmmaking.
Jeff Hays is a 20+ year filmmaker veteran and a serial entrepreneur. His commission by Patrick Byrne, his work with stars like Kevin Costner and Hillary Swank, and his documentaries being short-listed for an Academy Award have made him a legend in the industry. Recent health documentary projects include "Bought," "Doctored" and "Undoctored." Hays lives in the Utah mountains with his dog Abby and works from his office in NY. He's a father of 9 and grandfather of 12, with new ones arriving annually.