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Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know h ...
 
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You bet it can! The current paradigm of mental illness focuses on neurotransmitter derangements, but these are not the root of the problem in depression/anxiety etc., they are a manifestation of underlying inflammation and metabolic dysfunction. Yes. These imbalances underlie almost all chronic illness, yet western medicine sadly continues to focus…
 
Evan Brand is a Podcast Host, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritional Therapist. He is passionate about healing the chronic fatigue, obesity, and depression epidemics after solving his own IBS and depression issues. He uses at-home lab testing and customized supplement programs to find and fix the root cause of a wide range of h…
 
I've spoken a lot about the importance of metabolic health in these crazy times, but what does this really mean? Find out in this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts (also available everywhere else and on podcast feeds) Simply put it means considering body composition (not being obese, overweight or having excess visceral fat), low fasting ins…
 
Dr. Stephan van Vliet earned his PhD in Kinesiology and Community Health as an ESPEN Fellow from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received post-doctoral training at the Center for Human Nutrition in the School of Medicine at Washington University in St Louis. He is currently a member of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute with…
 
I am not a fan... Check out this week's Controversial Thoughts podcast to hear why... In short, I believe that framing "cheat food," (which is usually junk food, let's be honest) as a reward sabotages long term benefits from a species appropriate human diet = an #AnimalBased diet. Getting to eat the best foods on the planet (meat, organs, fruit. ho…
 
Andy Mant is the Founder of BLUBlox, his passion rests in researching and educating to help empower others to lead an optimal and fulfilling life. Andy’s philosophy is to design products in line with proven academic literature to ensure BLUblox customers get only the best available technology that will actually make a difference to their health and…
 
This is going to piss off the calories in/calories out zealots, but I say no... Check out this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts to hear why. I believe that our satiety mechanisms have been hijacked, and this causes us to overeat-> obesity->metabolic dysfunction. Blocking CB1 receptors with Rimonabant is incredibly helpful for weight loss an…
 
Tucker Goodrich is a technology executive in the financial industry who designs, runs, and debugs complex systems in high-risk environments. Areas of expertise include risk management, systems management, and cyber-security. After experiencing some personal health crises and realizing that the ‘solutions’ offered by medical professionals weren’t wo…
 
Was it carbs? Aliens? Or something else... I love these historical detective stories! Looking back at what we know of the last 5 thousand years, the ancient Egyptians appear to have suffered from many of the chronic diseases we see today, yet they didn't have processed foods like donuts, cakes, cookies, or twinkies... Most everyone agrees that proc…
 
Ben Patrick is the founder of the “Athletic Truth Group” a gym and online training service based out of Clearwater Beach Florida. Ben overcame debilitating knee and shin pain, as well as subsequent surgeries through a personal journey taking knee and foot strength training to their fullest potential. Ben transformed his basketball career, going fro…
 
The debate between plant-based and animal-based eating was over 2 million years ago with the extinction of Paranthropus robustus... Hear this story and a bit of mine in this week's edition of Controversial Thoughts, my Friday rant/monologue podcast on Fundamental Health. The simple takeaway here is that 75% of omnivorous species lean heavily toward…
 
Driven by nature, Donnie has consistently let the outdoors and his passion for adventure be the compass for his life. The wide open expanses of the world’s most remote territories dominate his thoughts and conversations. Deep in the heart of the wildest of terrain is where Donnie thrives. On his expeditions into remote wilds, in the lands where see…
 
I ate bananas with my steak and liver after I filmed this! Lots of people love to hate on fructose, but is this molecule really harmful for humans when found in fruit and honey? You know, foods that we've been eating for millions of years and foods that the Hadza and other hunter/gatherer groups around the world LOVE and seek out? Find out in this …
 
Dr. Jaime Seeman takes care of women of all ages with a full range of gynecology and obstetrics in her practice. She really enjoys taking care of pregnant patients and offers care including low risk, non-intervention pregnancies and high risk as well. VBACs are welcomed in her practice under the current guidelines. She offers minimally invasive sur…
 
Harvard did a 75 year study of men looking at factors correlating with health. What was the greatest predictor? Community! The first ever #animalbased gathering just wrapped up here in Costa Rica, and I couldn't NOT talk about it in this week's edition of Controversial Thoughts! It would be a huge understatement to say that the gathering was a succ…
 
Michael Easter is a leading voice on how humans can integrate modern science and evolutionary wisdom for improved health, meaning, and performance in life and at work. He travels the globe to embed himself with brilliant but often overlooked scientists, thinkers, and people living at the extremes and shares the best of his findings and experiences …
 
This one is easy, the answer is no! In this week's controversial thoughts video I break this down and provide multiple interventional studies that corroborate my position. Diets up to 3.3g/kg have been studied and do not show any adverse events on kidney function. Why would they? We know from the anthropology literature that hunter-gatherer groups …
 
Saagar Enjeti is the cohost of Breaking Points on YouTube. He was named 2019-20 Tony Blankley Fellow by Steamboat Institute. Saagar is also a Media Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC where he co-hosts The Realignment podcast. Saagar previously served as White House Correspondent for The Daily Caller and Foreign Affairs Correspondent fo…
 
Both plants and fungi are stuck in the ground and can't move and both have developed defense chemicals to protect themselves from predation. 99.5% of animals are edible Only 20-30% of plants are edible And only 20-30% of mushrooms are edible Listen to the video for more detailed information here but this is the take-away: mushrooms are survival foo…
 
A certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer, Alex Leaf holds a master’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University. He is a full-time researcher at Examine.com involved in updating the supplement database, editing ERD articles, and blogging about nutrition. Alex also teaches young minds about human nutrition and functional medicine at the …
 
Do plants really contain toxic chemicals? Short answer: Yes. If you want a more in depth discussion check out this week's version of Controversial Thoughts as I attempt yet again to appease the gods of social media by pausing the extremely controversial conversations about #chocolate cake and censorship. Here's the deal. For 450 million years or so…
 
Evan Brand is a Podcast Host, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritional Therapist. He is passionate about healing the chronic fatigue, obesity, and depression epidemics after solving his own IBS and depression issues. He uses at-home lab testing and customized supplement programs to find and fix the root cause of a wide range of h…
 
In this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts I wanted to rant a bit about freedom and censorship as we approach July 4th. According to Dr. Fauci, we can do whatever we want on the 4th of July if we are vaccinated, but does that mean we can talk about potential downsides of the vaccine? What about ivermectin? How about diet and nutrition and the…
 
Joe Whittaker has been studying health & nutrition for over 9 years, and has helped a variety of clients improve their health. His scientific research has been published in numerous world-leading academic journals, and has been widely covered by the media, including The Daily Mail, Yahoo News, Study Finds, Medscape, Olive Oil Times, The Daily Star,…
 
The last time I did a video about toothpaste it got censored! Damn big toothpaste ruining the party... JK... I think that video was taken down because I talked about #chocolatecake too much in it, so I'll leave that out of this one. If you want all of my uncensored opinion, sign up for my controversial newsletter at heartandsoil.co I have many conc…
 
Daniel Vitalis is the host of WildFed. For ten years he lectured around North America and abroad, offering workshops that helped others lead healthier, more nature-integrated lives. A successful entrepreneur, he founded the nutrition company SurThrival.com in 2008. Most recently, he hosted the popular podcast ReWild Yourself. He’s a Registered Main…
 
Sal Di Stefano is a personal trainer and co-founder of Mind Pump Media and co-host of Mind Pump, an online radio show/podcast that is dedicated to providing truthful fitness and health information. He is also the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS). Sal is dedicated to prioritizing health over appearance, and he aims to sh…
 
Almond milk seems to be all the rage right now, but is this stuff really something we should be consuming or feeding to our children? Heck no! In this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts (the Friday installment of my podcast, Fundamental Health), I talk about the multiple reasons why nut milks are horrendous... Carrageenan (worsens diabetes?!)…
 
Georges St-Pierre is a Canadian former professional mixed martial artist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history. GSP was a two-division champion in the UFC, having won titles in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. GSP is a three-time former UFC Welterweight Champion, having won the title twice and the interim…
 
Over the last month that @georgesstpierre has been doing an #AnimalBased diet and thriving (podcast coming next Tuesday!) I've gotten lots of questions about how to eat this way for performance. It's easy to use this way of eating to optimize for explosiveness, power, strength, and muscle growth. Find out how in this episode of Controversial Though…
 
Herman Pontzer is an Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University and Associate Research Professor of Global Health at the Duke Global Health Institute. He is an internationally recognized researcher in human energetics and evolution. Time Stamps: 0:11:16 Podcast begins with Herman Pontzer 0:14:04 The skulls that Herman Pontz…
 
Am I running from the law, or just exploring a slightly different way of life? Find out in this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts! You'll hear about how I discovered Santa Teresa, and why this place has allowed me to live out my own version of #theremembering in a unique way... Want to hang out with me and a bunch of other #animalbased folks…
 
Tim S. Grover is the CEO of ATTACK Athletics, Inc., founded in 1989. World-renowned for his legendary work with elite champions and Hall of Famers, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds other NFL, MLB, NBA, and Olympic athletes, he is the preeminent authority on the science and art of physical and mental dominance and ach…
 
What if vegetables aren’t good for you, after all? What if that spinach is causing your joint pain? What if that kale is causing your stomach issues? What if that broccoli is messing up your digestion and your thyroid? If you think about things from the perspective of plants, the idea of plant toxicity makes much more sense. Plants don’t want to be…
 
Rob English is a medical editor who specializes in hair loss disorders. He sits on the editorial board of Dermatology and Therapy, and he's the founder of perfecthairhealth.com – a website dedicated to showcasing evidence-based protocols for hair regrowth, with or without drugs. His fascination with hair loss began in 2007 – right after he was diag…
 
I felt compelled this week to share my "why," why I do what I do. This one is heartfelt. Hope you all enjoy it! Simply put, the mainstream medical paradigm is inadequate and this leads millions to suffer unnecessarily. I've seen this in my life, my family, and my friends and it's something I want to be a part of changing. Why have we accepted autoi…
 
In our first podcast I asked Joel to provide any interventional studies showing harm from red meat, or any unprocessed meat. He was unable to provide these studies at that time, or in the 2 weeks that followed before I released our podcast debate. After that time he wrote a blog post with his thoughts in response to many of the points I raised duri…
 
Short answer: No. Listen to this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts for the full breakdown. Come down the rabbit hole with me! Here's are the cliff notes: In amounts consistent with what we would find in nature, there's no evidence that vitamin A is an issue and lots of evidence that the unique nutrients found in it are invaluable for optimal…
 
Robby’s roots run deep in the natural food community. Previously, as CFO/COO at EPIC, Robby spent much of the last decade studying regenerative agriculture at ranches all over the world. Through this education, Force of Nature was co-founded with the intention to accelerate the creation of a global regenerative supply network. Force of Nature works…
 
Rumors that Biden's climate plan might include limitations on red meat consumption turned out to be unfounded but mainstream threats against the most nutritious foods on the planet (animal meat and organs, especially red meat) remain very real! In this episode of Controversial Thoughts, I attack many of the usual criticisms against meat head-on and…
 
Brian Mackenzie is an innovator in human performance on stress adaptation and a pioneer in the development and application of custom protocols to optimize human health and performance. His work harnesses and integrates respiratory, movement, strength, conditioning and endurance-based training approaches to elicit unprecedented positive results. His…
 
Would you be surprised if my answer was "no?" ... You are very different than other people you know, some might even say you are a snowflake, "one in a million..." 😂 And that's basically true... The diet that's ideal for you is different than mine and different than what your brother/sister/mom/dad may find to be best for them... BUT! I do believe …
 
Miki is a rock star. He’s got a Ph.D. in archaeology and is affiliated with the department of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University. He researches the connection between human evolution and nutrition throughout human prehistory. Link to first podcast with Miki: https://heartandsoil.co/pages/video-did-we-evolve-as-carnivores-or-omnivores-miki-ben-dor-p…
 
Want to know how to raise your Testosterone? Don’t miss this video! In it I discuss a recent meta-analysis (summary of 6 interventional studies) showing that low-fat, higher fiber diets lead to lower testosterone levels (and lower estrogen levels in women, along with a higher rate of anovulation/menstrual irregularities)! You know, low-fat, high fi…
 
This episode is a bit different than my usual content. My friend, and former crossfit luminary, Sevan Matossian came on to interview me! We talk about my life, and many of the formative experiences that shaped who I am today. No punches were pulled in this episode and I spoke as authentically as possible about challenges, failure, and a few things …
 
Chances are you or someone you know has had trouble conceiving… Over the last few decades, rates of both female and male infertility are rising at a striking pace… What’s causing this and how do we correct it? Find out in this week’s episode of Controversial Thoughts, available everywhere! And join us @heartandsoilsupplements this month for our 30 …
 
Christopher’s work has been translated into over twenty languages, and featured just about everywhere, including Netflix, HBO, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Times of London, Playboy, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, and The Atlantic. Chris has been a featured speaker at TED, SXSW, The Festival of Danger…
 
The weight loss paradigm is all wrong! Rather than focusing on weight loss to “get healthy” (and simply limiting calories without any change in food quality, aka weight watchers), you should be improving the quality of your foods to get healthy with weight loss following naturally. Listen to this week’s edition of Controversial Thoughts for my brea…
 
Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Time sta…
 
Do you drink San Pellegrino? Gerolsteiner? Tap water? Do you know what’s in your water? You need to listen to this podcast! This was a fun rabbit hole to go down after one of my clients brought the possibility of Uranium in mineral waters to my attention. Guess what? San P, and Gerolsteiner have a significant amount of this element= no bueno. But t…
 
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