Dr. Anthony Gustin (founder and CEO of Perfect Keto) believes the natural state of an organism is health. In this podcast he explores how we can reclaim our health. The Natural State features interviews with health and nutrition influencers, world-class thought leaders, and industry experts. With exclusive content that breaks down complex ideas to make them simple and digestible. We cover topics like nutrition, fitness and movement, regenerative agriculture, health, mental and emotional health -- anything that a functioning human being needs to thrive.
152: Jake Muise - How This Nutrient-Dense Meat is Responsibly Sourced
Dr. Anthony Gustin sits down to chat with Jake Muise, the CEO and Founder of Maui Nui Venison, to discuss the overpopulation of Axis deer in Hawaii and what’s being done about it.
When you tune in, you’ll learn about how this overpopulation of deer started, how it spread, why it’s such a problem for the people and environment in Hawaii, and more.
Jake also dives into his stress-free humane harvesting practices, how that’s even possible, his upbringing and background, and how he found himself moving from Northern Canada to Hawaii to eventually tackling the overpopulation of Axis deer on the islands.
You’ll also get a sneak peek into Jake’s incredible operation: from getting USDA certified to what his on-the-spot harvesting actually looks like to how they hunt deer at night in the most humane way possible.
Here’s a breakdown of what Jake and Dr. Gustin chat about:
How Jake went from living in Northern Canada for most of his life to living in Hawaii How Jake’s family lived off of the land How the deer overpopulation in Hawaii started How the population is spreading today Why the overpopulation of these deer is a problem When it became an issue How all of this led Jake to do what he does now Why you can’t just hunt and sell that meat What Jake’s incredible process looks like What the ultimate goal is with these deer More about Jake’s company Maui Nui Venison, which humanely harvests Axis deer out of Hawaii
151: Meghan and Keith Rowe - Biodynamic Farming
Dr. Anthony Gustin dives into the topic of biodynamic farming with White Leaf Provisions owner’s Meghan and Keith Rowe who have an entire supply chain that’s biodynamic.
When you tune into the episode, you’ll hear about what biodynamic farming is, the impact it has on the health of ecosystems, and more.
Meghan and Keith also share their backgrounds, how they found themselves in this space, and why their entire supply chain is biodynamic, along with what that took to get there.
Meghan, Keith, and Dr. Gustin also chat about baby food, formula, and how they’re raising their kids in this episode.
Here’s a peek at what’s in store:
Meghan and Keith’s fascinating story and background How Keith’s childhood farming village in Ireland compares today Biodynamic farming How biodynamic farming differs from regenerative agriculture Why Keith and Meghan built their business around introducing healthy soil practices How Keith and Meghan were able to make the leap to biodynamic farming How Keith and Meghan go about educating people on biodynamic farming How this holistic type of thinking in business impacts how Keith and Meghan raise their children
150: Richard Perkins - Creating Regenerative Agriculture Ecosystems
Richard Perkins, author, educator, and leading expert on regenerative agriculture comes on the show to discuss everything he’s learned since running his regenerative ag farm for over ten years.
Richard shares his background, how he learned to fend for himself living in a gypsy community, how animals are irreplaceable, and more.
He also answers questions like: is regenerative agriculture available to small farms? Can it be scaled? What does it take to start a regenerative agriculture farm?
Richard also chats about why he switched from growing vegetables to animal husbandry, the negative consequences of our current farming practices, mineral depletion in our soil, how to create a profitable farm that can provide for a family, and what to grow based on your farm size.
With over 10+ years of running his own regenerative agriculture farm and teaching others how to do so, Richard is an incredible wealth of knowledge on the subject. He’s also so well-versed on biodiversity and understanding what species grow best where. Richard shares as much of these details as he can in this episode.
Whether you’re dreaming of owning a farm one day or you’d like to turn yours into a regenerative agriculture farm, or you’re just interested to learn more, this episode is for you.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s in store:
How Dr. Gustin found Richard and his work How Richard found himself in this space and his journey throughout the years What it was like to live in a gypsy community The problem with modern farming and how it got to this point Why Richard chose to leave vegetable farming for animal husbandry How the health of our soil is affected by our current farming practices and what can be done about it The downsides of row crops Mineral depletion in soil and how to restore it How fertilizers, pesticides, rodenticides, and fungicides are killing the health of our soil and planet How to improve the health of our top soil What are the most profitable farm activities to help people make a living? Richard’s number one advice for starting your own farm What you can grow or raise based on your land size How to deal with the downsides of running your own farm and what those really look like Why we have an urge to fix the world, why this rarely works, and what to do instead
149: Dr. Saifedean Ammous - Cryptocurrency, The History of Money, Addressing Bitcoin’s Energy Usage, and More
In this episode, Dr. Saifedean Ammous and Dr. Anthony Gustin discuss the history of money, using gold and other metals as currency, cryptocurrency, hyperinflation, dispelling a big criticism of Bitcoin, what the future holds, and more.
Dr. Ammous, a carnivore for several years, also ties the conversation back to health so it’s not completely missing from this episode that’s not as health-focused as the podcast usually is.
If you don’t know Dr. Saifedean Ammous’ work, he’s authored two books, The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking and The Fiat Solution.
He also holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut.
When you tune into this episode, you’ll hear about these topics:
How crypto currency gives people hope Principles from Saifedean’s book, The Bitcoin Standard A brief history of money and how we got to this point What we’ve learned from using gold and other metals as currency Easy versus hard money examples What was the incentive to come up with separate currencies? What are the long-term implications of all this? What hyperinflation can lead to What makes Bitcoin different from gold or the US dollar? How is crypto currency possible now and why wasn’t it around sooner? What about the biggest criticism of Bitcoin -- that it uses incredible amounts of energy?
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Dr. Saifedean Ammous’ website Dr. Ammous’ Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channel Dr. Ammous’ books, The Bitcoin Standard and The Fiat Standard Dr. Ammous’ online courses
148: Chris Masterjohn - Covid Research, Important Micronutrients, Soil Quality, Eating Locally and Seasonally, and More
Chris Masterjohn comes back on the podcast to share his abundant research on using a real-food approach to Covid, the truth about micronutrients, how infant formula was designed and how this impacts us today, how our soil may be void of crucial nutrients and what you can do about it, and more.
Chris also chats about his personal experience getting Covid twice, his thoughts on Bitcoin and other alt-coins, why eating locally and seasonally is not always the best advice, and more about his upcoming book.
Chris Masterjohn earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut and he served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He also served as the Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College and he currently creates research-backed information products that help people improve their health using food, movement, and mindfulness to support health and well being.
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
Why Chris gravitated towards Bitcoin and whether he’s into any other alt-coins How Chris’ work has changed since the pandemic Chris’ Covid Guide and some of the key highlights he discovered What you should pay attention to to prevent and treat Covid Chris’ experience with getting Covid twice, including what he did to treat it and what he would do differently if he gets it again The research behind the supplements that could help reduce Covid infections Where Chris’ book currently stands The three-part breakdown of his upcoming book The history of infant formula and why this isn’t helping us today Why Chris has a food-first mentality Why eating local could be detrimental to your health depending on where you live and what you can do about it The importance of micronutrients for heart health and reducing both cancer and diabetes risk What’s really affecting our soil quality right now Should you really eat seasonally? What nutrients should you test for? How do you go about testing your nutrient levels? If Chris were to create a new Nutrition Facts label, here’s what he would change and why Resources mentioned in this episode:
Chris Masterjohn’s website Chris Masterjohn’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channel Chris’ Telegram link Chris’ upcoming book, Vitamins and Minerals 101 Chris’ Covid guide Chris’ cheat sheet for testing for nutritional deficiencies Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis Cronometer
147: Brian Karr - How to Tell If You Have Mold in Your Home and What You Can Do About It
Brian Karr is known as The Mold Guy.
He’s a certified microbial investigator and co-founder of We Inspect, a company that’s revolutionizing the mold testing and inspection industry.
As you’ll hear about in this episode, Brian shares why traditional mold tests are outdated and inaccurate, a better way to test for mold in your home, why mold is a growing problem, and how to successfully remediate it.
You’ll also learn about the top places mold likes to hide in homes, outdoor mold issues and how to prevent them from getting inside, and more.
Dr. Anthony Gustin also shares his experience with finding mold in his home. Despite having indoor air quality samples come back negative for mold, his unexplainable symptoms said otherwise.
See how Dr. Gustin got to the bottom of his mold issue and what you can learn from his experience.
Here’s a peek at the episode breakdown:
Dr. Gustin’s experience with discovering he had mold in his home How prevalent is having mold in our bodies and environment? What’s changed that led us to having more mold in our environments? Why mold is a growing problem Why certain people are more affected by mold than others What should you test for in your environment to see if you have mold? How Brian tests for mold What a typical mold remediation process should look like What do you do with all of your stuff if you have to clear out mold in your house? Do most people do a full remediation? And, if so, what would that look like? What to do during your inspection period if you’re buying a house How to treat mold that’s outside of your house and what you can do to prevent it from getting into your home The top exterior areas that could be growing mold and what to do about them Mentioned in this episode:
Brian Karr’s website Brian Karr’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Brian’s podcast #moldfinders: RADIO The ERMI Code, which helps you understand your ERMI mold test results
Episode 149: Dr. Saifedean Ammous & Bitcoin
Thank you thank you for this amazing interview. I love the regular health podcasts but, as someone who follows Crypto, this episode was so enlightening. Dr Ammous has such great insight and was able to explain. It pin in a way that I’ve never heard. I listened to this twice and bookmarked so I can listen again. Excellent!
I’ve learned a ton from Dr. Gustin’s books and am glad to have discovered his podcast. It’s great! Highly recommended
Dr Agustin is an excellent interviewer and has created a real learning space. His podcasts are based in science and research and he brings an open curiosity to each topic. What a breath of fresh air!