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.

 

It seems as if in North America 90% of the population is either on a diet or considering some new fangled solution to shed those extra pounds.  Is it more exercise and less calories as we have been told for years.  It is less carbohydrates and more protein.  Regardless of the strategy you are using according to my Yuri Elkaim the author of a new book entitled “The All-Day Fat-Burning Diet” we need to reset our bodies metabolism.

Yes, we have heard this advice before as well, but not in conjunction with what Yuri refers to as a 5 day food cycling formula which includes one day of fasting.  In Yuri’s book he discusses what he refers to as “Fat Triggers”.

Fat Trigger #1: Allergenic Foods that Cause Inflammation.  What are they usually they are dairy and gluten, Yuri say that everyone that eliminates these foods from their diet will see a change in their waistline.

Fat Trigger#2: A Sedentary Lifestyle and Exercise Extremism.  Keep your body moving, but not too much.  In other words exercise is very important for your overall bodies health, but excessive exercise is unnecessary and can have adverse effects.

Fat Trigger #3 Toxins.  Toxins have an inverse relationship with thyroid hormone function, so as levels of toxins in the body go up, levels of biologically active thyroid hormone, T3, go down.

Fat Trigger #4: Deadly Belly Bugs.  Your gut health is the biggest determining factor of your overall health.  Microorganisms communicate with your immune system to help keep you healthy.  Dysbiosis, is the imbalance of good to bad bacteria–this is a big problem in today’s excessively celan, sugar-laden and antibiotic happy world.

Fat Trigger #5: Sugar Overload.  Sugar makes you fat because it’s quickly broken down and its glucose component spikes your blood sugar.  As a result, insulin is released to remove all the excess sugar from the blood, and it’s stored in your muscles, liver, and fat cells.

Fat Trigger #6: Too Much “Frankenfood”.  Much of our ultimate behavior has to do with dopamine centers in the brain.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter intimately involved with rewards which leads us to choose the wrong foods that are high in fat and calories but with little nutritional value.

If you are interested in learning more about Yuri’s “All-Day Fat-Burning Diet” I would recommend that you click here to be directed to Yuri’s website.  You can also follow Yuri and Facebook by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Yuri Elkaim a holistic nutritionist who really has a formula that keeps you healthy and losing weight.

 

I think that everyone is interested in improving their health, and releasing a few pounds.   American’s spend billions annually on diets, exercise programs and supplements–all in the name of feeling and looking better.  While our health is our wealth as an old proverb states, there ways to approach our diet, nutrition and exercise programs with an easy and simple solution.

In her new book “The Plant Plus Diet Solution” author Joan Boysenko takes a personalized approach that is systemic and a way of living that you can make part of your DNA and live it for life.  In our interview together we discuss everything from our mental stress and how it creates cortisol and increases our weight, to our gut’s importance in our nutrition, to levelizing our insulin.  Joan is an incredibly well versed expert in the field with a great approach to living your life for optimal health.

I hope you enjoy our interview, and if you want to learn more please click here to be directed to Joan’s website.  Or you can click here to watch a short introductory video about “The Plant Plus Diet Solution”.

Weight Loss, almost everyone has attempted one method or another.  Some are successful and other completely fail.  Individuals in the United States spend billions of dollars each year trying to release weight.

I had the pleasure of speaking with an author by the name of Stephanie Matos, who recently released a new e-book entitled “The Mindful Weight Loss Method“.  I believe that Stephanie is on to something, and in our interview together we discuss how not only she released over 60 lbs, but how she is helping others with her Mindful Weight Loss Method.

When you think about it, mindfulness as a mechanism to create awareness of our patterns and is a wonderful way to shift our behaviors, and we all know if we can’t shift our behaviors from stress eating, or postponing that work-out we will never release the excess weight.  Stephanie speaks with in this podcast about many methods that are not only working for people, but are successful at keeping the weight off.

I hope you enjoy this podcast with Stephanie Matos, and if you want to learn more please click here to be taken to her website.  Or to watch one of her YouTube videos just click here.

Brad Gruno is the real deal. Here is a man on a mission to help people become aware of the foods they are putting in their bodies. Brad is the founder of Brad’s Raw Foods, and the author of an amazing new book entitled ” Brad’s Raw Made Easy”.

This book is not only an amazing story about Brad and how he founded his company, but about his personal story about being out of shape, overweight and not healthy when he found a “raw food diet”. A raw food diet might not be for everyone, but after reading his book I am certain that we will have a lot more converts.

In my interview with Brad we explore the benefits associated with a raw food diet, while discussing some of the incredibly delicious recipes that are a large part of the book. The more you begin to understand that the processed foods that make up a large part of the American diet are what are making this country sick, tired and almost dead—you just might want to reconsider a raw food diet or something close. 

I hope you enjoy this lively and engaging interview with and author and health food advocate who’s products are raw, healthy while being delicious at the same time.

Please click here to be directed the the Brad’s Raw Chips website, or click here to be directed to the Facebook page.

I recently attended a meeting for a company called Velara Global in Newport Beach, CA.  I happen to hear Dr. Dennis Black speak about health, nutrition and the American diet.  I was so impressed with his presentation that I invited him to be a guest on Inside Personal Growth. 

In my interview with Dr. Black we discuss how our bodies set homeostasis, and ways that we can reset the default both in our brains and through our bodies.  We also speak about the excessive ingestion of sugars and carbohydrates that American’s consume, and effective way to reduce and or eliminate our cravings for sugars in our diets.  

Dr. Black is a huge advocate of paying attention to our digestive tract—it is the largest organ in our body and when our colon becomes unhealthy through eating a diet rich in fats, meats and refined sugars we need to cleanse the colon and eliminate the undigested foods. 

In our interview you will hear us discuss the use of alkaline water as a way to keep our bodies toxic free and as a mechanism to  help prevent and reduce the acidity in our bodies through which cancer thrive. 

I hope you enjoy this interview with Dr. Dennis Black, if you want to learn more please click here to be directed to his website.  You can also check out his Facebook page by clicking here

Dr. Kelly Traver is the author of a new book entitled “The Healthiest You-Take Charge of Your Brain to Take Charge of You Life”.  I recently interviewed her about her book and her 12-week program.  

In our interview together we discuss what she refers to as one of the most important elements in changing your health, and that is to understand how your your brain works.  

Her approach is certainly not the typical diet, exercise approach and don’t misunderstand it is more than just learning to understand how your brain works, but this is extremely important element.    

Kelly states in the book that our brains are capable of substantial change.  At any age you can learn, you can grow,  and you can improve your skills for living a healthier and happier life. 

“Your hypothalamus, is the center of your brain, it is the master controller of homeostasis—it controls things like hunger, thirst, and body temperature.  Your brain will automatically resist a sudden change in your behavior or routine.  In Kelly’s book she shows you how to make those changes, and more importantly she teaches you how your brain functions.  

I hope you enjoy this very informative interview with Dr. Kelly Traver.  

You can also watch the video below to learn more about the program. 

In my interview with Dr. Jamie Koufman the author of “Dropping Acid-The Reflux Diet Cookbook and Cure I learned more about acid reflux and it causes, and the alarming rate of the disease in our country.  

Dr. Koufman reported to me that over 100 million suffer from acid reflux and over half of them don’t even know they have it.  Over the past decades, reflux has become one of the most widespread and misunderstood preventable diseases of our Western civilization. People who suffer from acid reflux  are being  treated with over the counter and prescription drugs when in most cases the disease can be cured by changing the our diet.   

Dr. Koufman has been able to help her patients overcome the disease.  She advocates a two-week detox program consisting of low-acid, low-fat, pH-Balanced diet and this has been a resounding success for hundreds of her patients.  

If you want to learn about the causes and cures I highly recommend that you listen to this podcast, and read her new book.  

If you would like more information about Dr Koufman’s clinic just click here.  

You can also watch this great book trailer listed below.

I recently interviewed  Dr. Pam Popper the author of a new book entitled ” Food Over Medicine-The Conversation That Could Save Your Life”.   I am so excited by what Pam had to say in our interview together that my wife and I have already shifted our diet.  

The wisdom that Pam shares in our interview can certainly save and improve the quality of our lives.   The plant based diet that she advocates is something that she researched, and a plant based diet unequivocally reverses many of the well known diseases that plegue society today.  

It is not a question of living longer, we statically are doing that—the question we should ask is what will the quality of our lives be like if we live into advanced years but we don’t have our health?  

American’s are overmedicated, overfed and malnourished and fail to realize that the answer to lower disease rates doesn’t lie in more pills but in the foods we eat.    I would really like to encourage my listeners to pay close attention to what Dr. Popper speaks about in our interview if you choose to shift your diet to a nutrient rich diet with lots of green vegetables you are likely to see major shifts in your personal health.  

If you would like more information about Dr. Popper’s Wellness Forum then click the link here to be directed to her website.  You can also watch the video below or click on the links attached to her Facebook Page

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with an extremely knowledgable physician with sound health advice—without the prescriptions.