Today our featured guest is my friend Dr. Gerry Mullin, integrative gastroenterologist from John’s Hopkins and author of the exciting new book The Gut Balance Revolution. I recently sat down and chatted with Gerry about his new book—specifically about one of my favorite subjects, the profound influence of our gut microbes in health and weight loss. Here is what he had to say.
Colleen Saidman Yee is an internationally respected yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years. Prior to that, she had many chapters ranging from a heroin habit to a top fashion model working around the globe. The first time she took a yoga class, she left feeling inexplicably different—something inside her had shifted. She felt alive—so alive that yoga became the center of her life, helping her come to terms with her insecurities and find her true identity and voice.
FL: What prompted you to write Goddesses Never Age?
CN: Like my earlier books, Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause, I wrote Goddesses Never Age after a fairly long period of introspection, action, and research. The material for Goddesses Never Age was born out of the ashes of my divorce at midlife, and my subsequent desire to reinvent myself. At the time I was confronted with the cultural belief that my best years were behind me, and that women over the age of 50 aren’t as desirable or attractive. I realize this all sounds melodramatic, but I was concerned that I would never find love, that I would be alone forever.
The Food Babe, Vani Hari, is a revolutionary food activist and the author of a new book called The Food Babe Way. I sat down to interview her about her food investigations, GMO’s in processed foods, and changes to the food industry in America.
Whether or not your New Year’s resolution was about slimming down, we can all take the opportunity for a fresh start when it comes to our approach to health.
See my interview with Dr. Manny Alvarez at Fox News, highlighting a few easy changes you can make this year, from my new book, “The New Health Rules.”
This talk was banned by Ted because he exposes the dogmas of science, which are the default worldview of the mainstream science world.
Here are the 10 dogmas he has found to exist within mainstream science today.
Dr. L: It seems like every month brings us the latest, greatest diet book. Why contribute to the glut?
Kathie: Believe me, I’m as tired of these magic formula for losing weight as anybody: “eat this number of calories or this ratio of carbs/fats/protein for Phase 1, then for Phase 2…” Almost nobody can follow these formulas for very long. Writing The Swift Diet was for me a chance to celebrate the importance of healthy whole foods, especially vegetables, fruits and legumes. I’m translating the nutritional science onto the plate.
Dr L: What is Ketosis?
Jimmy Moore: Put simply, ketosis is a metabolic state that happens when you consume a customized low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose as its primary source of fuel to running mostly on ketones and fatty acids. Ketones themselves are produced when the body burns fat, and they’re used as an alternative fuel source when glucose isn’t available. In other words, your body changes from being a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. It’s a completely normal and natural state that happens within a few days to a few weeks in most people who reduce their carbohydrate intake, moderate their protein consumption, and consume dietary fat, especially saturated fat, to satiety.
Dr L: What is the Paleo diet?
Chris: The Paleo diet emphasizes foods humans are biologically adapted to eat—such as meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds—and excludes foods that have only recently (on the evolutionary timescale) become available, such as grains, legumes, industrial seed oils, and refined sugar.
Over the past year, we have been working with a patient Megan McGrane who was suffering from autoimmune disorders and inflammation. By changing her diet and adding in some key supplements, she was able to reduce the severity of her symptoms, see improvement in her bloodwork, and have her inflammatory markers return to normal values. Here is her story: