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.


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.


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. 

I recently conducted a great interview with James Colquhoun the co-author of the book “Hungry for Change” as well as the movie by the same title.  

In our interview together we discuss the challenges that our population is faced with as it relates to manufactured foods, diets, nutrition and even the politics of nutrition in America.  

As James states in the book “Why do we believe that we can feed our bodies manufactured, nutrient-depleted, food-like substances, empty of all life , and yet remain healthy?.  How did we come to believe that industrial chemicals and processing could replace what nature products?  The answer is it can’t.  

The food industry—which is the second-largest employer in the United States, after the federal government, and which heavily influence both the media and the government agencies that regulate it—intentionally confuses and confounds us.   These foods are full of chemicals, and believe me they are not good for us.  

If you want to learn what type of foods to eat, and eliminate of diets that don’t work then I recommend that you listen to this interview with James Calquhoun.  

You can also learn more about the amazing movement that James and his wife Laurentine have created by going to their website by clicking here.  

You can also watch a great video trailer below. 

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.