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We explore the science of nutrition and health, discovering how you can use nutrition to achieve and maintain wellness.

We explore the science of nutrition and health, discovering how you can use nutrition to achieve and maintain wellness.
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We explore the science of nutrition and health, discovering how you can use nutrition to achieve and maintain wellness.




271 – Certifications Build Trust and Transparency – My Interview with Tracy Kreider

In this interview Tracy Kreider discusses the many ways in which Country Life Vitamins is committed to being a responsible member of our community and how they communicate this to consumers. This is of growing importance to good companies who want to prove that they are worthy of your trust. Trust and transparency are key core concepts that continue to emerge as critical between companies and their customers. This trend is fascinating to me because this will mean good things for consumers....

Duration: 00:49:01

270 – Supporting Seasonal Immunity – My Interview with Jolie Root

In this interview Jolie Root discusses some of the lifestyle factors that may influence your resistance or susceptibility. She discusses what she considers some of the foundational immune supporting nutrients. We discuss some the innovative nutritional products that we have used as part of our individual home natural medicine chests. It is not surprising that we have used many of the same products to provide support during times of seasonal distress. One of the important concepts is to be...

Duration: 00:46:26

269 – Whole Earth and Sea Food Supplements – My Interview with Rob Yelland

In this interview Rob Yelland discusses the Whole Earth and Sea supplements and the origins of this line. The more I learned the more I appreciate what they are doing. I am all about understanding the distinctions between companies and the products they produce. When we understand these differences then we can make better choices. After listening to this interview, you will understand why Whole Earth and Sea supplements are truly unique.

Duration: 00:31:44

268 – The Risk of Glyphosates in Food Supplements – My Interview with Bethany Davis

In this interview, Bethany Davis will discuss the new Glyphosate Residue Free Certification. Why is this important to MegaFood and perhaps even more important is why this is critical to our food system? What is glyphosate and what are the risks? Many people are raising the alarm about glyphosates in modern farming practices. Glyphosate is the active chemical in Monsanto's Round-Up. Glyphosate is used widely in modern farming and is commonly found in many homes. Consumers assume that...

Duration: 00:44:56

267 – Managing Stress with Nutrition – My Interview with Neal E. Levin

In this interview with Neil Levin, we will discuss the impact that stress has on our systems and we will explore some of the nutrients that benefit those systems. There is the idea that stress will make your health challenges harder to manage. It is also important to understand your own particular challenges. For example, do you have sleep issues, mood issues, minor pain and so on? You always want to look for the best ways to nourish your body for your very specific health issues.

Duration: 00:46:01

266 – Trace Minerals Research – My Interview with Dr. Darrin Starkey

Most people don't know a lot about the importance of minerals in human health. The average person may only know about calcium or perhaps a few of the other major minerals. Even consumers who know a fair amount about nutrition are often clueless when it comes to the trace minerals. Most are surprised to learn that there are 72 trace minerals that are beneficial for human nutrition. How many can you name?

Duration: 00:49:05

265 – Nutrition for Healthy and Glowing Skin- My Interview with Tracy Kreider

When we consider how old we look, we usually focus on facial skin health. As we get older we see the effects of aging most obviously in our faces. We spend millions of dollars on potions and lotions that promise more youthful skin. There are certainly things we can all do to improve the health and appearance of our skin. In this interview with Tracy Kreider we will explore the factors that contribute to accelerated skin aging. Some things we have no control over, but at the same time there...

Duration: 00:42:07

264 – Glutathione for Liver Health and Detox – My Interview with Ross Pelton

In this interview Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton will discuss the role of glutathione as the body's master antioxidant. He will explain very clearly why glutathione is a critical liver detox agent. As part of this discussion, Ross will sound the alarm about the toxins in our lives. This can be an overwhelming aspect of this topic. The problem is so pervasive. The positive message that we hear from Ross is that there are effective ways that we can reduce our risk and improve our health and...

Duration: 00:49:02

263 – Adrenal Stress and Adaptogenic Herbs – My Interview with Dr. Mary Bove

In this interview Dr. Mary Bove will discuss the role of adaptogenic herbs for stress. Adaptogenic herbs refers to herbs that support physiological processes and promotion of homeostasis, for example, decreased cellular sensitivity to stress. Herbs have a long history of usage for human health. We now have the opportunity to improve on the historical uses through modern science. We now have the science to explore deeply into the chemistry of herbs and create products that bring out those...

Duration: 00:50:48

262 – The Future of Liposome Nutrition – My Interview with Emek Blair

Liposomes are basically a nutrient wrapped in a layer of fat (phosphatidylcholine, an important beneficial fat molecule). This is the same way that nutrition is delivered to babies through breast milk. Little fat bubbles fulled with nutrients. Liposomes are sometimes used with drugs to deliver drugs to specific targets in the body. Liposomes are also used to deliver nutrients into the body. Liposomes are better at carrying nutrients into the body and also delivering that nutrient into the...

Duration: 00:37:03

261 – Nutrition for Children – My Interview with Neil Levin

What are the Most Important Nutrients for Children’s Health? While a well-rounded diet and plenty of daily activity are always the best ways to maintain health, supplements are a great way to fill in the gaps until these healthy habits are fully formed. Growing bodies and minds need a vast number of nutrients for optimal development. For children, all nutrients are important in some way, but some are more important than others. It is interesting to note that these are the same nutrients...

Duration: 00:47:10

260 – The Challenge of Iron Deficiency for Women – My Interview with Dr. Erin Stokes

In this interview with Dr. Stokes, we will discuss in depth the challenges that women face with iron deficiency. It is the number one nutritional deficiency in the world. We will also discuss the newly completed clinical study using Blood Builder. There is a lot of good news to share. So for thirty years, we have had the experience of women to confirm the value and effectiveness of Blood Builder. Now we have clinical evidence. We will also discuss the differences between iron deficiency...

Duration: 00:36:31

259 – Probiotics for Vaginal and Urinary Health – My Interview with Anthony Thomas

The probiotic industry has exploded and now we have hundreds of companies putting products into the marketplace that have no real science or benefit. This is a big bandwagon and everyone now has a probiotic. If you are serious about the products you buy, then learn to dig deeper. Ask questions, seek evidence, and figure out what companies and which products you can trust. It's only hard in the beginning, and as you learn more you will gain confidence. You will make better choices and...

Duration: 00:46:40

258 – You Have Three Brains – My Interview with Dr. Karen Jensen, ND

"The human brain has always been a source of fascination. For centuries scientists have been trying to unlock its secrets. This has never been more relevant than today, when more people, young and old, are being diagnosed with brain disorders – such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, learning disorders, and dementias – than ever before. In her new book, naturopathic doctor Karen Jensen explores the intricate communication network between the heart, the brain, and the gut. An increasing body...

Duration: 00:37:54

257 – America’s Emerging Hemp Industry – My Interview with Josh Hendrix

Hemp is an important agricultural commodity around the world. Hemp played an important role in the growth and development of America as well. Until 1937 when the marijuana tax act criminalized all cannabis including industrial hemp. This is a case of throwing the baby out with the bath water. The road back to US hemp production is just gaining traction. Hemp based products have been available in the US for probably a decade or so. Products like protein rich hemp seed, hemp oil (not to be...

Duration: 00:39:59

256 – Nutrition for Children – My Interview with Jolie Root

We face a growing challenge with childhood health. It seems that more and more children are experiencing significant health issues more so than in the past. Parents are rightly concerned and always want to do the best for their children. Easier said than done. When we begin to consider the many ways in which children can be adversely affected it can be overwhelming. Perhaps even more daunting is how do we raise healthy children in today's environment.

Duration: 00:45:20

255 – Testing Your Antioxidant Status – My Interview with Dr. Russell Jaffe

Antioxidants are an interesting topic. Everyone seems to understand that antioxidants are important for good health. After that it all gets fuzzy. I admit that my own understanding of antioxidant function is limited. What actually is oxidative stress? What does the oxidative test measure? What are the differences between the many foods and supplement forms of antioxidants? What are free radicals? Those are a few of the questions answered in this interview with Dr. Russell Jaffe.

Duration: 00:52:39

254 – Clinically Effective Prostate Support – My Interview with Josée Fortin

In this interview Dr. Josée Fortin discusses the challenges that most men will face with swelling prostate. She discusses the reasons that men develop BPH and some of the lifestyles factors that can influence the state of prostate health. She also discusses Prostasan. Prostasan is a clinically studied form of Saw Palmetto extract. When searching for a prostate formula look for one where the clinical studies were done on that specific product. You want to know that you are buying the...

Duration: 00:35:17

253 – The Health Benefits of Mushrooms – My Interview with Jerry Angelini

In this podcast I am interviewing Jerry Angelini. Jerry is the National Science Educator for Host Defense Organic Mushrooms. We will discuss the broader topic of beneficial mushrooms. Of the hundreds of mushrooms that have been identified there are only a few that we consider as beneficial. Most of the mushrooms considered beneficial are the ones that have been used for centuries in traditional cultures. So with the anecdotal knowledge and today's scientific capabilities we can now...

Duration: 00:37:53

252 – All About Protein – My Interview with Neil E. Levin

In this interview Neil E. Levin will discuss the importance of protein in human nutrition. We will also discuss some of the health concerns related to protein. Considering that protein is one of the macro nutrients, it makes sense that we understand its benefits. What are proteins and why are they important? What are amino acids? What are the recommended levels of protein? What are differences between sources of protein? What happens if protein is deficient? What adversely affects protein...

Duration: 00:49:08

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