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Your source of information and inspiration to promote the holistic transformation of your health and the health of our planet!

Dr. Benjamin chats with all sorts of experts in the fields of consciousness, holistic health, spirituality, and nutrition diving deep to access and share the nuggets of truth that support the growth and evolution of people and the planet.

Alter Your Health Dr. Benjamin Alter

    • Alternative Health
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Your source of information and inspiration to promote the holistic transformation of your health and the health of our planet!

Dr. Benjamin chats with all sorts of experts in the fields of consciousness, holistic health, spirituality, and nutrition diving deep to access and share the nuggets of truth that support the growth and evolution of people and the planet.

    Mastering Macros - FAT

    Mastering Macros - FAT

    Fat may be the sexiest of all the macronutrients... am I right?
    But, did you know there is FAT in a potato!? Or even a bowl of white rice! That's right, every whole plant food has carbohydrates, protein, and fat, along with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to support your body in healing.
    In this episode we talk about the ideal quantity of fat to eat in your whole food plant based diet and the best places to source your fat.
    As is the case in other Mastering Macros episodes, we get a little sciencey, so be sure to hold on tight through this one!
    DISCLAIMER: We do NOT recommend counting macronutrients, or any other nutritional metric for that matter, including calories!
    Some important takeaways include...
    Saturated vs monounsaturated vs polyunsaturated fats Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats, and what they do inside your body Avoiding the fat trap that we find many people get stuck in on a WFPB diet Fresh ground chia and flax seeds are the best source of omega-3 fats in your diet "Overt Fats" should fit inside the palm of your hand,  making up ~10-15% of calories, depending on your lifestyle, health status, and health goals  
    Join the conversation and tune in LIVE on Thursdays at 12PM pst on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - Medicinal Spices - https://www.alter.health/episode189
    - Mastering Macros - CARBS - https://www.alter.health/episode201
    - Mastering Macros - PROTEIN - https://www.alter.health/episode203
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode205
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alter... 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-int...
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    • 29 min
    NOW Is A Great Time To WAKE UP

    NOW Is A Great Time To WAKE UP

    This is about growth and evolution of the collective. This is about waking up to your power to live in peace.
    There is no better time to be right here, right now.  There is no better time to be alive and awake in this amazing life!
    In this episode, I share from my heart my insights and perspective on how we can come together t support the healing of our human race.
    Some takeaways...
    Health and peace is our birthright - it's who we are! There is nothing you need to do, read, listen to, or practice to be more of who you already are Division and separation is an illusion perpetuated by thoughts we believe to be true Habits and behaviors can keep us asleep and present in the moment Biodiversity and diversity of the human race is crucial for health and evolution Hope you enjoy! Please feel free to leave a comment, rating, or review on whatever platform you choose to tune in on!
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - Battleground to Playground with Dr. Benjamin - https://www.alter.health/episode106
    - A Pandemic For Peace - https://www.alter.health/episode187
    - Global Pandemic or Growing Pains - https://www.alter.health/episode194
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode204
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alter... 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-int...
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 43 min
    Mastering Macros - Protein

    Mastering Macros - Protein

    WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PROTEIN!?
    Are you still being asked this silly question?
    In this episode we dive deep to understand WHAT protein actually is, WHAT it does for your body, and HOW MUCH you actually need.
    In the end, we debunk a lot of misconceptions held about proteint requirements and your plant based diet.
    In this episode we get a little sciencey to discuss some critical information to understand so you can fuel your body optimally.
    DISCLAIMER: We do NOT recommend counting macronutrients, or any other nutritional metric for that matter, including calories!
    Some important takeaways include...
    The miracle of nitrogen-fixing bacteria Essential vs non-essential amino acids "plant protein" vs "animal protein" How animal protein can acidify the body The risks of a high protein diet The myth of protein deficiency Join the conversation and tune in LIVE on Thursdays at 12PM pst on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - Toxic Truth of Collagen and Bone Broth - https://www.alter.health/episode107
    - Ray Cronise on Healthspan - https://www.alter.health/episode146
    - Mastering Macros - CARBS - https://www.alter.health/episode201
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode203
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alter... 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-int...
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 26 min
    Dr. Ben Benulis: Vaccine Science and Covid Craziness

    Dr. Ben Benulis: Vaccine Science and Covid Craziness

    Episode Summary
    Dr. Ben Benulis is back for another great conversation! This time, he's guiding me out of the 'controversy closet' as we both speak up and share our passion about vaccine safety and medical freedom.
    We most certainly could have gone on and on in any number of directions here, but we stay focused to the science of vaccines (or lack thereof) and also what to think and expect in terms of the forthcoming coronavirus vaccine.
     
    Some highlights of this conversation include... 
    Why children today receive 72 shots compared to ~12 when we were both young Why vaccines are not held to any scientific rigor like other pharmaceuticals The potential 'injuries' associated with vaccines The link between our chronic disease epidemic and vaccines Thoughts on the pandemic, and the coronavirus RNA vaccine  
    Hope you enjoy! Please feel free to leave a comment, rating, or review on whatever platform you choose to tune in on!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - Plant Based Science with Dr. David Katz - https://www.alter.health/episode170
    - Ultimate Viral Protection - https://www.alter.health/episode181
    - The World Needs You To Speak Your Truth - https://www.alter.health/episode198
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode202
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alter... 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-int...
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Mastering Macros - CARBS

    Mastering Macros - CARBS

    A whole food plant based diet is a carbohydrate-rich diet... and that is a good thing!!! This is because carbohydrates are the preferred fuel source for each of the 10 trillion cells in your body.
    In this episode we get a little sciencey to discuss some critical information to understand so you can fuel your body optimally.
    DISCLAIMER: We do NOT recommend counting macronutrients, or any other nutritional metric for that matter, including calories!
    ADDITIONALLY, "carbs" are NOT a food group! ALL whole plant foods contain ALL macronutrients, along with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that synergistically support your metabolism and health.
     
    Some important takeaways include...
    What carbohydrates have to do with the sun Simple vs complex carbs and glucose vs fructose The digestion, absorption, and metabolism of carbohydrates The role of insulin, and what REALLY causes insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes Why it's impossible to be a human without 'sugar/carb cravings' Debunking the myth that carbs make you fat Join the conversation and tune in LIVE on Thursdays at 12PM pst on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - End Sugar Cravings for Good - https://www.alter.health/episode167
    - Master Diabetes with Cyrus Khambatta - https://www.alter.health/episode174
    - Food Combining to Optimize Digestion and Metabolism - https://www.alter.health/episode175
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode201
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alter... 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-int...
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 29 min
    Ellen Friedman: Dear Virus...

    Ellen Friedman: Dear Virus...

    My mom is back! She was here to talk about 'grace and ease with pain and disease' in episode 126 and we take the conversation deeper in this episode as she shares her intimate experience with 'the virus.'
    Upon emerging on the other side of her experience with the viral infection, Ellen wrote a letter to The Virus.
     
    Dear Virus,

    I was wondering if you were coming for a visit. Thanks for the advance warning. I'm appreciative of all the information I received of your upcoming arrival. I’m grateful for the wisdom that guided me during your visit. And, I’m more grateful for the mild symptoms and the gentle whispers for deeper self care. As my mentor, Dr. Bill Pettit says, I received your symptoms as love letters from my body.
    I want people to know that your visit can be gentle. I want people to know that your visit can be temporary, just like everything else that passes through us. Just like all of our thoughts. Just like all of our experiences.
    I was worried that if I told people that I was experiencing your variety of symptoms, that I could be adding more worry to the world. I've read and heard the fearful and worried responses of others sharing their journeys. I was resistant to the possibility of hearing worry from friends and family.
    You were the catalyst for some meaningful insights. I realized that I was concerned about my own worried thoughts. Then, a beautiful glimmer of light came through the cracks of my thinking. I can have worried thoughts and not always have to have the worried feelings that typically accompany the thoughts. I became aware of the thoughts as separate from myself. Thoughts are there and I’m here. It is really possible to have worried thoughts and not have the experience of worry. How powerful!
    Then, I had another insight. Who am I to think that I am responsible for the worry of others? The thinking, feeling and experience of others is not up to me. Every person has their own perspective of life from their own level of understanding.
    True freedom.
    With love and gratitude,
    Ellen
    PS - I knew that peace of mind was good for my immune system. 
     
    Some highlights include... 
    The insights had from 2 weeks of symptoms How wisdom guides us through symptoms and feelings Some of the supportive strategies used to keep her immune system functioning How experience with an illness translates into the rest of life Tapping into peace and stillness during pain and chaos  
    Hope you enjoy! Please feel free to leave a comment, rating, or review on whatever platform you choose to tune in on!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - Mental Health with Dr. Bill Pettit - https://www.alter.health/episode8
    - Peace in Chaos with Dicken Bettinger - https://www.alter.health/episode60
    - Relationships with Rohini Ross - https://www.alter.health/episode80
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode200
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alter... 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-int...
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 59 min

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