It is very serendipitous that the publisher sent me a book titled “Skinny Liver“.  I was recently diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease also referred to as (NAFLD).  I obviously was really interested in the topic and what author Kristin Kirkpatrick had to say about the symptoms, treatment and nutrition programs to combat the disease.

What is ironic is that NAFLD’s symptoms are not something that you usually feel.  As Kristin stated the disease is the silent epidemic.  Over 30% of the American population have the disease and many probably don’t even know they have NAFLD.   It can be detected through a liver blood panel where they measure AST/ALT.  Both of these are great indicators of types of liver disease or damage.

Here are just a few factoids about your liver: 1) 96% water. 2) It is the one of the largest organs. 3) It produces bile for digestion 4) It helps you resist infections. 5) It stores and releases glucose. 5) It produces cholesterol. 6) It is responsible for regular blood clotting. 7) It clears the blood of drugs.  Needless to say it is one of the most important organs in our body.

In my interview with Kristin we discuss in depth the NAFLD disease, what causes it and how to change your diet and exercise program to help in reversing the disease.  NAFLD has connections to other diseases as well such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease and many others.  I highly recommend that you listen to our interview and listen to Kristin about how to treat and hopefully reverse the disease.

If you want to learn more about Kristin and her book “Skinny Liver” please click here to be directed to her website.  You can also visit the Facebook website by clicking here. I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Kristin Kirkpatrick.

 

We are all aware of the aging baby boomer population–thousands are turning 65 every day, and the numbers of the aging is not going to diminish.  The sad statistic is that a hugh portion of this population has the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  People’s cognitive abilities are diminishing at alarming rates, and it has been proven that this can be reversed by our diet.

In my interview with nutritionist Maggie Moon and the author of a new book entitled ” The Mind Diet” we discuss the food to eat and the foods to avoid to help prevent from early onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You will not be surprised to learn that a good portion of the diet is green leafy vegetables and fruits and nuts.   That is not to say you can not eat fish, chicken and meat but in much smaller portions that the American diet consumes this protein today.

The Mind Diet has been proven to reduce hypertension and heart disease as well.   During our interview Maggie discussed the correct food groups and the foods to avoid.  We also get into the menus and recipes that she recommends.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with an expert in the Mind Diet.

To get more information and connect with Maggie please click here to visit her website, or click here to be linked to her Twitter, or here to be directed to her Facebook page.

As they say you are what you eat, and you really want to pay attention to what Maggie has to say about the Mind Diet.

 

I am certain that almost everyone listening to this podcast is interested in better health and nutrition.  So what makes the approach that Dallas & Melissa Hartwig authors of the new book ” Whole 30”  so much different that all the other diet & nutrition programs?

In my interview with Dallas Hartwig we explore how “Whole30” transforms your life.  It is not a diet program or even a quick fix for that matter.  The “Whole 30″ program has been carefully designed to change the food you eat, and find out which foods are causing you health challenges.

Dallas and Melissa are focused on good nutrition, detoxing and only having you eat food that work for you.  The physical benefits of the Whole30 are profound, 96% of the participants lose weight and improve their body composition without counting or restricting calories.  Dallas recommends not stepping on the scale everyday to measure your weight , instead he focuses on how you feel and how you clothes fit as an indicator of success.

Our country is filled with food related disease from high blood pressure to diabetes and most if not all of the conditions can be eliminated through better nutrition, exercise and stress reduction.   One of the major causes of theses diseases is inflammation, as Dallas states it is like being a little bit sick all the time.  Your food choices can rectify almost all of the associated inflammation,  and related illnesses so choose wisely.

I trust you will find my interview with author Dallas Hartwig insightful and filled with useful guidance toward better health.  I recommend you check out the Whole30 website by clicking here, and also visit the Whole30 Facebook page by clicking here.

 

As we  get focused on our health goals for the start of the year, many may have experienced that it has been challenging to maintain that focus, and have already given up.

In my interview with Jordan Meltzer the co-founder of the Pure Start Cleanse we discuss strategies that work for anyone looking to cleanse and shed that unwanted weight.  The Pure Start Cleanse program provides the elements to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and detoxify, re-energize and burn fat without feeling tired or hungry.

The supplements that are required to start the cleanse are not proprietary, and all products to maintain your cleanse can be obtain at you local health food store.

If you want to learn more about the Pure Start Cleanse program please click here to be directed to the website, you will also be provided with a no-cost half hour coaching session with Jordan Meltzer the co-founder of Pure Start Cleanse.

I hope you will avail yourself of this great offer to find out more about becoming more mentally, physically and spiritually revitalized.

Lets face it there is a health and nutrition revolution going on in our country, or is there?  If you look at the statistics in the media it does not seem like we are making great progress.  So what is the secret?  How can we improve our health, and vitality?

In my recent interview with Howard Koseff MD and his wife Lauri Koseff we discuss the techniques and plan outlined in their new book entitled ” Power UP, Transform Your Life and Health in 14 Days.”  It is really quite simple, no major detox plans just plain old whole foods loaded with nutrient rich green vegetables, and nuts. Their plan is does not deprive you of food, it just replaces the foods high  in carbs and sugars with healthy pure food.

Individuals who have adopted the 14 day plan have shed weight, increased their vitality and improved their mental acuity.  The book is filled with delicious, nutrient-dense PURE food which is the medicine of life.  You are provided with shopping lists, and amazing recipes to follow.   I spoke with Lauri about some of those recipes, all of which sound delicious and will leave you feeling satisfied and reduce cravings.

As we approach the year-end, most of us are looking to change our life and I bet lots of us would like to lead a healthier lifestyle.  If you want to start of the New Year with a focus on your well-being and health,  I highly recommend reading and following the recipes in ” Power UP, Transform Your Life and Health in 14 Days.  

I hope you enjoy my interview with Howard and Lauri Koseff, to learn more you can visit their website by clicking here.

Brendan BrazierThis is my second interview with author Brendan Brazier.  Every time I interview Brendan I continue to learn more about nutrition and the important role is plays not only in our health, but in how the foods we eat impact our environment.

In Brendan’s new book “Thrive Foods: 200 Plant Based Recipes for Peak Health” Brendan lays out the importance of a plant based diet, and gives the reader great recipes that are nutrient-dense and which have a very low impact on our overall environment.  In my interview with Brendan we speak about what he calls “Nutrient-to-Resource Ratio”.  Brendan refers to this ratio as a proactive form of health insurance and environmental preservation rolled into one.  This ratio reveals the extensive amount of arable land, water, and fossil fuel consumed to produce food, as well as taking into consideration carbon emissions created.

Brendan states that the average American could have a greater impact on the on the environment by switching to the eating suggestions in the book.  That is one person swapped out a Standard American breakfast for a plant-based, nutrient-dense whole food smoothie for one year, it would conserve the same amount of C02 emissions as created by driving a mid-size car from Vancouver to Tijuana, Mexico.  If everyone stopped eating factory farmed beef for one year, it would conserve the equivalent of c02 emissions as over 2 trillion miles being driven in a mid-size car.

Needless to say if we as consumers would think about our choices in food consumption we could have a significant impact on the worlds environment.  A diet based in nutrient-dense, plant based foods not only improves our health but it has a positive impact on our environment.
Brendan’s book is loaded with great recipes that are good and easy to make.  So if you want to improve your diet, loose weight, and help the environment then I highly recommend that you get a copy of Brendan’s new book.  If you would like to learn more about Brendan Brazier please click here to be directed to his website.  He also has a company called Vega that produces plant based products, you can learn more about Vega by clicking here.

Enjoy this great interview with truly a man on a mission to save our environment, as well as increase the life span of millions of people.

Stefan Ripich M.D. I recently had the honor of interviewing a physician by the name of Dr. Stefan Ripich who has published a book entitled, “The 30 Day Diabetes Cure“.   It is certainly not new to anyone who has read a newspaper or watched the evening news to know that diabetes in our country is out of control.  Diabetes is now the fastest spreading disease in human history. Its incidence around the world had doubled in the past two decades, prompting the World Health Organization to declare it a global pandemic.

Dr. Ripich combines both Western and Eastern western medicine in treating people with diabetes.  He has distilled his treatment down into a simple step by step approach for 30 days.

1)  Dr. Ripich suggest is that we take a break from sugar.  Americans consume, on average, 170 pounds of sugar per person per  year.  2) Add cinnamon for lower blood sugar.  The US Agricultural Research Service says less that half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily reduces blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. 3) Drink lots of water-Drinking plenty of water is still tops when it comes to staying hydrated without adding your health troubles or weight. 4) Eliminate all of the “Fast Carbs”-One of the single most important things you can do to quickly lower your blood sugar and reduce your weight to stop eating bread, baked goods and other “fast carbs”. 5) Eat a diabetes healing breakfast-If you ask an overweight person if he or she eats breakfast, and the answer is usually no.  Ask a fit, trim healthy person and you’ll virtually always hear an enthusiastic “yes”.

Dr. Ripich’s new book, “The 30 Day Diabetes Cure” is a must read for anyone who is interested in improving their health.  I personally believe that everyone should read this book even if you are not diabetic.  The information contained, could prevent a person from becoming diabetic.

I thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Dr. Ripich, and I know you are going to appreciate the wisdom that he imparts throughout our interview together.  Dr. Ripich also has a website with lots of information and videos that one should watch if you are investigating diabetes cures.  You can link to Dr. Ripich’s website by clicking here.

Enjoy this wonderful interview with a very knowledgeable physician.

Robyn OBrienThis is an interview with author Robyn O’Brien who decided to take some real action when it came to uncovering what ingredients in our foods are making us sick.

Her youngest daughter had a severe reaction to the eggs that she had eaten at breakfast one morning, which required a visit to the pediatrician and a mega dose of antihistamine.  This incident lead Robyn on her long journey of attempting to find the truth about what really is in our foods, and what are we not being told.

In our interview together we discuss the connections to genetically modified foods, and how these foods are allowed in our country but have been banned from European countries.   Just what is the connection between Big Food and Big Money in our country?  And why are harmful food additives still allowed in our food supplies?

Many of the toxins in our foods can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, ADHD, cancer and asthma in our children. Robyn and I explore these facts and provide you with some startling information about our food supply, and what steps you can take to protect yourself.

Robyn learned that one out of every three US kids currently suffers from allergies, asthma, ADHD, or autism and the number of children with peanut allergies actually doubled between 1997 and 2002.  So just what is happening to our food supply, and what steps can you take to prevent these statistics from effecting you or your family? “The “Unhealthy Truth” discloses what you need to know.  She provides recipes and actions plans for weaning your family off dangerous chemicals one step at at time.

I encourage you to listen to a very informative interview with the Erin Brockovich of food as she has been referred to by the media.

Robyn is also the founder of a non-profit entitled “Allergy Kids”  where you can obtain more information about her and the work she is doing to expose this important information about our foods and how to keep your family healthy in spite of the startling statistics.

Janice TaylorWhat a wonderful interview with a very inspiring, creative and lively author!  Janice Taylor is one of the country’s leading health and wellness coaches, and she writes from personal experience.  In her new book, “All is Forgiven, Move On“,  Janice writes about her personal bout with weight loss and how she finally came to the point of acceptance and forgiving herself. This shift in her mindset has provided her the inner strength and ability to not only lose the weight, but to keep it off for years.

She explains that to change our bodies we need to radically shift our attitude–get out of our ruts, forgive ourselves for past sins, and move on with a positive outlook.  In her book she offers 101 forgiving, fun and fat-burning steps along the road to weight loss to help readers recharge and stay inspired when the journey get rocky.  Each of the steps in the book ends with a “point of view” –a fresh perspective on weight loss–and includes advice and activities.

All Is Forgiven, Move On” is loaded with wonderful art, recipes and exercises that will engage the reader and get you moving in the right direction with your weight release program.  I have personally reviewed many books on weight loss, and this is undoubtedly the most creative, fun and engaging book that I have ever reviewed.   When you pick up ” All is Forgiven, Move On” you realize that Janice has put her heart and soul into the message and really wants to help people learn how to love themselves, and lose weight.

Janice has created a wonderful website, and you can also join her “Our Lady of Weight Loss Kick in the Tush Club”.  If you would like more information on either her newsletter, book or wonderful coaching programs please click here to access her website.

 

Enjoy this wonderful interview with the very lively and interesting weight loss Queen–Janice Taylor.