How to Avoid Probiotic and Prebiotic Scams


What you need to know about prebiotic and probiotics

This audio is all about Probiotics and Prebiotics.
– What are they?
– The difference between probiotics and prebiotics and how they work together for overall health.
– What should you look for when taking them as a supplement?
– Should you be taking them if you aren’t getting them in your diet?
– How probiotics affect leaky gut.
– Why you should take probiotics after consuming antibiotics.
– How much should you be getting through food or supplementation.
And more!

In this lesson I will also talk to you in detail about Glyphosate, or RoundUp, and how it affects your gut health.

But, let’s start with probiotics! Probiotics are live bacteria that we tend to create in our gut. They help with healthy digestion, hormone regulation, and more! The important thing to understand about probiotics is that you want a wide variety of them to maintain balance and a healthy gut! They are pivotal to our overall health, because as you know 70-80% of our health is found in our gut.

Research shows that 30 to 400 trillion microorganisms live in our gut. Think of it as a flourishing ecosystem in which all of the living organisms are necessary to maintain balance.

Recent research has shown that probiotic use greatly reduced gut inflammation.

Though this is great news! Where I want you to be hesitant, is the use of probiotics and weight loss. Tread lightly here, because to date these studies have only been done on rodents.

So how to do chose the right probiotic. Unfortunately most of the brands in the market are useless and make false claims about their product. But hopefully this lesson will give you confidence when it comes to taking probiotics as a supplement.

The key is to find a very high potency probiotic. You want to look for one that has between 25 and 50 billion live CFU’s (Colony Forming Units). Make sure at purchase that the supplement isn’t expired and that it’s a product that requires refrigeration. The label should list that the supplement contains “live & active cultures”, and if it lists out the specific strands, that’s a bonus!

So who do you trust when it comes to consuming a probiotic? My recommendation is to listen to your integrative medical doctor if you are currently using one. If not, then use sites such as Labdoor.com. They are a 3rd party site that tests supplements on the market and then they post their full report on the quality. Bookmark this site and use it anytime you are thinking about taking a supplement.

So should you be taking a probiotic daily? I honestly don’t think I can answer that question for you. What I CAN say is that I do think you should be taking a variety of probiotics strands and potentially cycling yourself on and off of them. I am always very hesitant to believe someone when they say that I should be taking X probiotic everyday for the rest of my life. Some experts I’ve interviewed have stated that this actually can inhibit your body from creating those strands itself. So ultimately, listen to your body, do your research, and figure out what’s best for you.

So what about prebiotics!? Prebiotics keep probiotics alive. We get most from our food. Diets high in animal meat consumption, or aggressive medical therapies, or a diet low in nutritional content (consuming processed foods) can lead to a gut that is low in prebiotics. The best way to improve this, is to increase your consumption of foods high in prebiotics.

Foods high in prebiotics: quinoa, berries, flax seeds, garlic, honey, agave, leeks, artichokes, yams, sweet potatoes, beans, and more! A bigger list will be provided to you as a download!

Here’s what I want you to take away about prebiotics; they open the door for a heightened level of health because the probiotics we take work MORE effectively when we have adequate amounts of prebiotics.

 

The Scientific Crime of the Century, GMO’s with Eric Battersby


Eric is a guy who has spent the last 3 years dedicated to getting answers; to figuring out what is the truth when it comes to GMO’s. He is in the process of creating a documentary, and in his quest to find the answer for himself, he has also helped expose answers to our questions!

When it comes to genetically modified crops, we tend to get wrapped up in the judgement of “modifying” a crop, as opposed to understanding that this goes SO much deeper. The issue is beyond the modification of crops. It’s modifying a crop so that it isn’t effected or killed off by pesticides (like Glyphosate). This then allows the farmer to saturate the crop with these horrible, cancer causing chemicals.

GMO’s are banned in almost every other country, except the U.S. Recently we passed a law stating that companies needed to label their products when they contain any genetically modified ingredients. However, in my interview, Eric doesn’t have high hopes for this recent law.

Hot Topics Covered in this Episode:
– Glyphosate or RoundUp: when it was created, and who currently owns the rights.
– What is a genetically modified seed and how are they regulated.
– The correlation between an increase in GMO’s and an increase in health problems.
– The EPA’s stance on Glyphosate.
– The world health organization came out and classified Glyphosate as a possible carcinogen, and yet the EPA is still allowing them.
– What we know about dosage of glyphosate.
– When glyphosate was categorized as an antibiotic and the repercussions of this.
– Eric shares the physical / health complications he’s uncovered in his research.
– The lack of testing around GMO’s.
– Mutagenisis – mutating the cells with chemicals and radiation.

Connect with Eric and support his cause! Head to WalkAMileProject.com to learn more!  Also, don’t forget to check out his podcast >> The GMO Truth

My interview with Dr. Savage >> LISTEN NOW | Are GMO’s Safe?

How to Transition to a Plant Based Diet with Dr. Dan Witkowski

In this episode I interview Dr. Dan Witkowski about transitioning into a primarily plant based diet. We bring light to disruptive patterns in the medical industry, changes and shifts happening and medicine, and how being a plant based Physician fits into all of that. In addition to that…

Topics in this episode:
– What does plant based really mean?
– Is plant based the same as vegan or vegetarian?
– What is a whole food, plant based diet?
– How to free yourself of food labels
– Why restriction isn’t sustainable
– Should we avoid grains and gluten?
– Why we need to get away from labeling foods as “good” and “bad”
– What do you eat on a plant based diet?
– How to get your family to make this transition with you
– Can you get into Ketosis on a plant based diet?

And so much more!

This is a really eye-opening approach to a plant based diet, and a great one to dive deeper into.

If you would like to Download this episode so that you can listen to it any time… Head to iTunes or click here!

Anxiety and Depression with Dr. Daniel Amen

I am beyond excited to bring this interview to you with Dr. Daniel Amen. My first interview with Dr. Amen was over a year ago, and he is the reason I went in for a brain scan. His recommendation changed the course of my life.

Dr. Amen is the founder of Amenclinics.com, he’s a double board certified psychiatrist, a neuroscientist, a 10 times New York Times best selling author, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and one the most popular TED Talk speakers. He’s been featured on PBS and countless national news stories. He’s also a scientist, a researcher, and a treating physician.

So lets dive into this incredible interview on how our gut health impacts anxiety and depression.

Did you know your gut has 100 trillion bugs, or I should say living organisms!? It is its own universe. And what is so fascinating is the fact that these gut organisms make neurotransmitters. They create the chemicals that help your brain feel happy or sad! They do a ton of other stuff, but that is the direct relationship between your gut and your brain.

Antibiotics have a huge impact on your gut health. The connection between food, our gut, and our brain is this… There’s no doubt that antibiotics are being used in the production of meat. They are commonly administered to animals to increase growth rate. Those antibiotics accumulate in the animals system, and then transferred to us through food.

70% of the antibiotics used in the U.S. are given to animals.

It’s a simple statement, but an important one; whatever the animals eat, you consume as well. Consumption of meat treated with antibiotics and hormones has been directly linked to anxiety and depression. So if you are suffering from either of these things, the first thing you want to do is get your brain healthy through your diet.

You do not want to miss this full episode, which you can listen to below!

Here are some other topics I covered with Dr. Daniel Amen:
– Antibiotics and their effect on your brain health.
– The supplements that can be consumed in place of antidepressants.
– The different types of brains.
– Vitamin D and it’s effects on the brain.
– Inflammation and it’s relationship to brain health.
– Dr. Amen shares his opinion on meat consumption.
– Omegas, DHA, and how fatty acids dramatically effect your brain function.

You can get Dr. Daniel Amen’s book at www.amenclinics.com

Supplement Scams, Testing and Rankings with Neil Thanedar of Labdoor.com

This episode is literally going to blow your mind!

We’re talking about supplements. I want to forward you and preface this episode by saying, this is not about which ones you should or shouldn’t be taking.  This is about supplement efficacy and if the manufacturer is being truthful about WHAT is on the label.

In this episode I interview Neil Thanedar of LabDoor. You might be wondering how I found LabDoor. A few months ago i purchased a magnesium supplement on Amazon. After taking it, I got deathly ill… I mean deathly ill. I have never reacted to a supplement in my life, and to be honest, it scared me! So I hopped online and started researching like crazy. I found out about LabDoor on a Reddit forum, and was amazed at how freaking awesome LabDoor is!

Here’s a little bit about LabDoor!

They test supplements to determine if products contain what they say they contain and then they provide all of the research to the consumer. They hide nothing and act as a separate, unbiased party.

They take products and reverse engineering what active ingredients are in the product, and then ranks it.

LabDoor ranks all their supplements by the following categories:
Label accuracy
Product purity
Nutritional value
Ingredients safety
Projected Efficacy

What makes LabDoor so amazing is the fact that they are unbiased, and unaffected by the price of the product. They provide complete transparency to the customer.

Other Topics Covered in this Episode:
– What is Bioavailability.
– Understanding label accuracy.
– California standards and Prop 65 – lead being present in products on the shelves
– Why LabDoor tests products and future products they want to test
– How price is determined for products and how there is no correlation to quality
– What pharmaceutical grade actually means