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Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know how to live the most radical life possible I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD Paul Saladino, MD

    • Health & Fitness

Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know how to live the most radical life possible I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

    How to look better naked by losing fat without counting calories with Sal Di Stefano

    How to look better naked by losing fat without counting calories with Sal Di Stefano

    Sal Di Stefano is a personal trainer and co-founder of Mind Pump Media and co-host of Mind Pump, an online radio show/podcast that is dedicated to providing truthful fitness and health information. He is also the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS). Sal is dedicated to prioritizing health over appearance, and he aims to shift the direction of the fitness industry from aesthetic- and insecurity-based to one based in self-love and self-care.
    Time Stamps:
    0:13:00 Podcast begins with Sal
    0:13:10 The story behind Sal's shirt
    0:16:20 Has Sal ever experienced being attacked or mischaracterized on the internet?
    0:18:05 Why is cardio not beneficial for humans?
    0:31:00 How different forms of exercise cause different hormonal changes in our bodies
    0:33:55 I was much skinnier and had far less muscle while eating a vegan diet and incorporating steady state cardio
    0:35:30 It makes no sense evolutionarily to burn thousands of calories every day
    0:39:45 A strength test is the best predictor of all-cause mortality
    0:44:30 Women have been told to stay away from resistance training the most
    0:54:15 Calories in calories out is truthful, but there is a much more nuanced equation
    1:01:30 Resistance training is the best option for increasing our functional flexibility
    1:05:00 Resistance training and effects on calcification in the arteries
    1:13:00 Nobody views cardio as a skill
    1:18:55 The difference between sprinting and steady state cardio
    1:23:00 Training for specific athletic performance requires different focus than the average person
    1:27:00 Different forms of resistance training for the average person
    1:30:10 Where to find Sal
    1:31:20 What is the most radical thing Sal has done recently
     
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Controversial Thoughts: How Almond milk is harming you and your kids!

    Controversial Thoughts: How Almond milk is harming you and your kids!

    Almond milk seems to be all the rage right now, but is this stuff really something we should be consuming or feeding to our children?
    Heck no!
    In this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts (the Friday installment of my podcast, Fundamental Health), I talk about the multiple reasons why nut milks are horrendous...
    Carrageenan (worsens diabetes?!) and oxalates are the two big issues I cover in this video, but there are many reasons to leave seeds (seeds, nuts, grain, legumes are all seeds!) out of your diet and go #AnimalBased."
    Notably, I don't even go into the fact that Almonds use a HUGE amount of water and are an abysmal way for us to use this resource in farming...
    And no, cows don't use a ton of water- those stats you've heard don't account for the rainwater that would have fallen on the land anyway. This is a post for another day!
    Leave out seeds, and leafy greens. Focus on animal organs and meat (@heartandsoilsupplements) and the least toxic plant foods, and thrive!
    #theremembering

    • 15 min
    Georges St. Pierre’s experiences with an #AnimalBased diet.

    Georges St. Pierre’s experiences with an #AnimalBased diet.

    Georges St-Pierre is a Canadian former professional mixed martial artist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history. GSP was a two-division champion in the UFC, having won titles in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. GSP is a three-time former UFC Welterweight Champion, having won the title twice and the interim title once between November 2006 and April 2008. Fight Matrix lists him as the top MMA welterweight of all time and most accomplished fighter in MMA history. GSP retired as the reigning Welterweight Champion in December 2013, having held the record for most wins in title bouts and the second longest combined title streak in UFC history (2,204 days) while defending his title nine consecutive times. He returned to the Octagon in November 2017 at UFC 217, when he defeated Michael Bisping by submission to win the Middleweight title, thus becoming the fourth fighter in the history of the UFC to be a multi-division champion.
    Time Stamps:
    0:12:28 Podcast begins
    0:13:28 How has the last month been for Georges St-Pierre following an #AnimalBased diet?
    0:18:48 Inflammation and ulcerative colitis improvements while following an #AnimalBased diet
    0:21:48 How has GSP's training been over the past month?
    0:24:13 What were the types of meals GSP ate over the past month
    0:28:28 Would following an #AnimalBased diet have helped GSP's fighting career?
    0:32:58 Will GSP return to fighting?
    0:40:58 How would GSP have solved the riddle of fighting Khabib?
    0:43:58 How hard is it to improve timing?
    0:45:48 How did GSP first get into fighting?
    0:47:48 Is there a bigger goal and bigger theme for GSP beyound fighting?
    0:56:13 What advice would GSP give to his younger self?
    1:00:43 GSP's interest in Star Wars
    1:03:48 Does GSP think there are other life forms in our universe?
    1:07:08 Would GSP live on Mars? Thoughts on UFO's?
    1:11:03 How was GSP's experience visiting the Maasai?
    1:13:48 What is next for GSP?
     
     
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Controversial Thoughts: How to eat #Animalbased for optimal athletic performance

    Controversial Thoughts: How to eat #Animalbased for optimal athletic performance

    Over the last month that @georgesstpierre has been doing an #AnimalBased diet and thriving (podcast coming next Tuesday!) I've gotten lots of questions about how to eat this way for performance.
     
    It's easy to use this way of eating to optimize for explosiveness, power, strength, and muscle growth. 
     
    Find out how in this episode of Controversial Thoughts (episodes of my podcast drop Tuesday and Fridays)
     
    #theremembering

    • 14 min
    Why the Biggest Loser is the worst show ever and you’re not losing fat, with Herman Pontzer, PhD

    Why the Biggest Loser is the worst show ever and you’re not losing fat, with Herman Pontzer, PhD

    Herman Pontzer is an Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University and Associate Research Professor of Global Health at the Duke Global Health Institute. He is an internationally recognized researcher in human energetics and evolution.
     
    Time Stamps:
    0:11:16 Podcast begins with Herman Pontzer
    0:14:04 The skulls that Herman Pontzer has come across
    0:16:34 Herman's experience hunting with the podcast
    0:19:14 What is it like hunting big game with the Hadza
    0:22:04 What else did the Hadza eat?
    0:25:44 Why don't they give any honey to the honey guide?
    0:26:54 How was the mental health of the Hadza?
    0:28:44 How was the health of the Hadza?
    0:29:54 Physical activity patterns and biomarkers of cardiovascular disease risk in hunter-gatherers: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajhb.22919
    0:31:54 Red meat and heart diesease with the Hadza
    0:33:04 Tubers and how they are too fiberous to swallow
    0:36:24 Metabolism and human evolution
    0:39:14 The body burns roughly the same amount of calories every day
    0:45:14 The "biggest loser" method to losing weight is not healthy nor sustainable
    0:48:19 How humans are meant to move
    0:49:44 Calories and food quality, each has it's own role
    0:55:54 Obesity is associated with hypothalamic injury in rodents and humans: https://www.jci.org/articles/view/59660
    1:03:14 Boston study: those who exercised maintained weight loss
    1:07:04 Food quality matters for weight loss
    1:40:54 Where to find Herman Pontzer
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Controversial Thoughts: Why I live in Costa Rica

    Controversial Thoughts: Why I live in Costa Rica

    Am I running from the law, or just exploring a slightly different way of life? 
     
    Find out in this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts!
     
    You'll hear about how I discovered Santa Teresa, and why this place has allowed me to live out my own version of #theremembering in a unique way...
     
    Want to hang out with me and a bunch of other #animalbased folks here? I'm organizing an #animalbased gathering down here July 23rd-26th. There will definitely be lots of organs, meat, beach volleyball, surfing, swimming, frisbee, sun, and community- all of the things that help us remember who we are as humans and where we've come from!
     
    Stay tuned for more details about how to sign up (it will be free)!
     
    #theremembering

    • 17 min

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