What could possibly be more dangerous to your health and life than a rattlesnake bite? Vaccinations. Our guest, Curtis Cost, the author of "Vaccines are Dangerous," explains why shots have more serious consequences than many may have initially realized.
Curtis describes problems, beyond "side effects," that can arise not only from the covid-19 shot, but from all shots. Conditions like autoimmune dysfunction, asthma, allergies, and other debilitating issues that result from injections are often not perceived as triggered by vaccines. Curtis connects the dots.
He also goes over why he's especially passionate about getting the message out about the inherent dangers of these shots to the African American community.
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Appropriate nutrition can enhance fertility. Specifically, vitamin A has a critical role to play in reproductive health. Its presence in the body can improve the chances of conception. And its absence can impede the process.
Pam Schoenfeld, a registered dietician with a specialty on family and reproductive nutrition, today shares her experience and research for improving fertility simply by increasing vitamin A intake, as a starting point. She goes over how to recognize the signs of deficiency and how to incorporate foods that offer the best sources of vitamin A, like eggs, liver, raw milk, and fish eggs. She also gets specific about what vitamin A does for the reproductive system of both men and women and how it facilitates conception.
For most of our lives, we’ve been taught that viruses make us sick. But there is important evidence that has been overlooked by both virologists and the public. Today, Alec Zeck, the Executive Director and Founder of the Way Forward, breaks down viruses. He reviews the history of virology, the assumptions behind the science, and explains where we've gone wrong in our understanding of what causes ill health. His conclusions, based on his extensive research, paint a very different picture of the "pandemic" of recent years and offer insights for the days ahead. This is an episode that may challenge what many of us thought we knew about viruses.
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For more resources on viruses:
Study on Amphotericin B: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3194987/
Study on Gentamicin toxicity: https://sciendo.com/downloadpdf/journals/arls/1/1/article-p111.pdf
Study on COVID death risk factors: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2021/pdf/21_0123.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2p5g4KXqdUY948K7YxZhc3X2A3PFA_j3tYqxhaYRVN2vZKQijGzpF_KBs
Alec's presentation, Debunking the Nonsense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPSViaPCGrM&t=2776s
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What if urine isn't a waste product? Did you know that, for centuries, it was considered a "golden elixir" for healing? Amandha Vollmer today describes the history and practice of urine therapy and how it has been used as a remedy over the centuries for resolving diseases, blood clots, infections, and skin issues. Urine, we now know, actually contains stem cells---undifferentiated cells that promote healing and regeneration.
Amandha addresses why it's worth getting over the "ick" factor to apply this beneficial therapy, topically and internally.
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What would it look like to eat as if our health depended on it? What would we need to change? Steve Campbell, a cattle consultant running Tailor Made Cattle, had an accident that turned his whole world upside down. He realized that to heal properly, he needed to change his diet, and this led him to look at the provenance of his food and the health of the soil.
What he has learned along the way is that what works for farmers and cattle ranchers works for human beings too: the power of epigenetics (lifestyle and dietary changes to support health), how to live "organic by design" (as opposed to by default), and how to foster an environment (on the land and in the body) that supports diversity, good health, and life.
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What would it be like to live in the Brazilian Amazon for over 20 years, off grid, 18 hours away from any hospital, hardly speaking the language, while simultaneously running a cattle ranch? John Carter of Aliança Da Terra today describes the many lessons he and his wife gleaned from their time there. From the health and happiness he observed among his neighbors, the Kamayurá Indian, to the negative influence of the government and corporations that he saw unfold over the years.
Visit his website: aliancadaterra.org for more information on his team’s efforts to preserve the land, while also cultivating it.
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What difference can a homeopathic remedy make? And why should consumers care about and protect their rights to access homeopathic medicine? Paola Brown and Laura Held of Americans for Homeopathy Choice answer these questions and more on today’s podcast. They explain how, at one time in the United States, half of the medical schools, colleges, and hospitals relied on homeopathic remedies for restoring health. But today, the FDA is considering ruling homeopathic remedies as “unapproved drugs” and consequently granting themselves the right to pull them off the shelves. Why the policy shift? And what can we do about it? Our guests describe several courses of action.
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The human body is over 2/3 water, but it's not the water you get from the tap. It's also not a solid, liquid, or gas. Dr. Gerald Pollack, scientist, researcher and author, explains the Fourth Phase of Water that is in the body. He goes over what it is exactly, how we can build more of it (through certain foods and light exposure) and how it helps us age more slowly and live more healthily.
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The bottles of yellow oil on the supermarket shelves are labeled heart-healthy but they are in actuality damaging for our health (and the heart). These seed oils are unstable fats extruded from seeds that are not meant for human consumption. They are deodorized and colorized to make them look and taste appealing, but they are rancid and difficult to digest. They can (and do) lead to a host of health conditions from obesity, to cancer, to diabetes, to premature aging.
Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, describes the issues with these oils: canola, safflower, sunflower, soy and more. Sally explains how to spot the seed oils in our foods and how to swap them out of the diet.
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Did you receive the COVID shot and experience any adverse events? Do you know anyone that was injured or died unexpectedly after receiving the shot?
Mark Skidmore, an expert in public finance and policy evaluation, has been scouring reports from vaccine manufacturers and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System to get answers. He has even conducted a survey to pose the very questions above. His goal? To try to get a handle on just what the fallout has been (so far) from the COVID vaccination initiatives in the U.S. He communicates what he's learned on today's episode.
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Meat and poultry shortages. Skyrocketing prices on eggs. Scarcity of dairy products on supermarket shelves. The last few years (and months) have revealed how fragile the food infrastructure is in the United States. What options do we have to help us secure good food, from reliable sources? Judith McGeary, the founder of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, offers insights on our options. Today she sheds light on how to protect the small farmer for the benefit of our communities, and our health.
She covers the importance of purchasing from local farmers with regenerative farming practices. She discusses how governmental regulations favor industrial large-scale farming and how we can contact policymakers to make farming more accessible and less expensive for the small farmer. In sum, she offers practical steps we can take to make a healthier future, in every sense of the word, for all of us.
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How do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? Is it better to skip a late-night workout, if it's going to shortchange our sleep? Do melatonin supplements work? Devin Burke, the author of The Sleep Advantage, coaches high achievers and exhausted insomniacs all over the world to get better sleep. Today he coaches us, answering the questions above and offering his insights on how to improve our sleep quality.
Devin tells us why sleep is essential for improved energy, performance, and good health, and he offers practical tips for getting deeper, more restorative sleep (even if the time in bed doesn't change). Devin shares his 3-2-1 sleep method--a simple approach that has helped countless people sleep more profoundly. Finally, he reviews the relationship between our sleep quality and stress levels during the day. And he warns us of the risk we take with our health when we don’t prioritize sleep.
Our subconscious mind knows exactly what is wrong with us and what we really need to thrive. And connecting with it has the potential to help us release emotional baggage and enjoy new levels of health. Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of “The Emotion Code” and “The Body Code,” today expands on the ideas we discussed in last week’s podcast episode (part 1).
He tells stories of patients with undiagnosed or unsolvable health concerns that he was able to identify and help resolve by using his method of tapping into the subconscious mind. It's a simple approach that anyone can use and he explains how to go about it. He also discusses the role of spirituality in the healing process. All in all, he offers simple and practical ideas for how to activate our own body's innate healing power.
Visit Dr. Nelson's website: discoverhealing.com
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Trapped emotions can cause physical pain, emotional and mental dysfunction, and even dis-ease. And most of us are carrying emotional baggage without even realizing it. Dr. Bradley Nelson, the author of The Emotion Code, offers a simple way to identify the emotions, help heal the wounds and lighten the load.
He explains how there is an emotional component to every sickness, including cancer, and how trapped emotional energies around the heart can even affect our ability to give and receive love. He introduces to us a simple method to connect with our bodies and the subconscious mind for insights on how to begin the healing process.
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What does the Mongolian diet look like? What characterizes their lifestyle, and what changes might their choices make in my life? These are questions addressed by Mary Ruddick, the nutritionist known as the "Sherlock Holmes of Health" on today's episode.
She was recently in Mongolia for an extended period. She observed the elements of the traditional Mongolian diet, its extraordinarily high-fat content, its shifts with the seasons, the similarities between the Mongolian and Maasai dietary patterns, and more. She describes her experiences with Eagle Hunters in a remote country region, and why she is convinced the Mongolians were uniquely prepared by their diet and lifestyle to expand their empire.
She also offers insights into how their probiotic-rich foods and tight-knit community have served them well over the centuries. And how they can do the same for us wherever we live!
Visit Mary's website: enableyourhealing.com
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Use cash. A 1% change in any area of your life can exponentially improve it. Avoiding artificial scents in skin-care and household cleaning products can relieve our toxic burden. These are simple lessons from today's BEST OF 2022 episode that highlights segments from our most listened-to episodes of the year!
Justin Rhodes of "The Rooted Life," Catherine Austin Fitts of Solari, and Emilie Toups of Toups and Co. emphasize simple steps we can take for a healthier, wealthier life.
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Do you feel like you're too sick to get better? Or that circumstances are overwhelming you? The stories we tell ourselves impact our health in often unseen ways. Today, Dr. Navin Hettiarachchi, a unique healer with a PhD in Natural Medicine, reminds us that mindset and mindfulness can transform our health, even when all else has failed.
He goes over the 4 pillars that he considers the bedrock of wellbeing--sleep, nutrition, movement, and mindfulness. And he focuses especially on the benefits of a grateful, "every day is Christmas kind" of attitude. He shares stories of how his childhood in Sri Lanka has shaped his own journey. And tells of people he has encountered who have overcome incredible obstacles and achieved optimal physical health and success thanks to a healing, flow-state
kind of mindset.
Visit Navin's website: navinhealth.com
Side effects of statins include brain fog, joint pain, kidney injury, impaired liver function, heart failure, and even dementia. We have been told that statins improve heart health by lowering cholesterol. But it turns out that most of the information we've been given has been based on deceptive statistics.
David Diamond, a neuroscientist with a PhD in biology, has done a deep dive on the subject, since he himself was prescribed statins many years ago. He came to realize that there is a false narrative surrounding cholesterol and heart health. And that the data for studies showing the "efficacy of statins" has been manipulated to show favorable outcomes. Today he reviews the data and uncovers the truth about the problem with statins. He also offers a number of ideas for what to do instead of taking these increasingly popular prescription medications.
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We know that butter tastes better than margarines and vegetable oil spreads, but is it actually better for you and beneficial to your health? Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and author of Nourishing Traditions explains that the answer is definitively "YES!" Today, she goes over the nutrients in butter today - like fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K, important trace minerals, arachidonic acid, cholesterol, and the Wulzen factor - and she explains the benefits that they offer us and our children.
She also reviews the problematic ingredients found in butter substitutes that can lead to thyroid issues, arthritis, infertility, skin rashes, and more. In sum, Sally makes a strong case, based on scientific evidence, that is butter is a better choice, in every respect.
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Teeth are living organs. It’s important to proceed with caution before any procedure on them. Today, Dr. Dawn Ewing, the executive director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine and the author of "Let the Tooth Be Known" goes over what's involved in a root canal.
She goes over the reason they are recommended, how the procedure is performed and what its drawbacks are. She explains why conventional dentistry misses the mark when it comes to understanding how the teeth relate to the entire body, through meridians. And she reviews the work Dr. Price himself did on root canals, why his contribution is so valuable to the field and how it is now being recognized in holistic and biological dentistry.
Visit the website of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine: iabdm.org
Eating quality pasture-raised meat can help heal the planet and our bodies. This is what it did for Taylor Collins, the co-founder of Force of Nature Meats, and a former vegan. Taylor today debunks myths propagated about the deleterious effects of meat on our health and on the land. He explains that animals are an integral part of the process of regenerative agriculture by sequestering carbon, re-vitalizing soil, and increasing environmental biodiversity. He also explains how eating meat is a regenerative act for the human body, since it abounds in nutrients that build muscles and improve hormonal and cognitive function. Not all meat is equal, he hastens to remind us.. Its provenance affects its quality and its effect on the earth.
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What does the health of soil have to do with our health? How do we make choices that help heal the land if we're not farmers? And is "regenerative agriculture" just a trendy term or is there substance and merit to it? Robby Sansom is the co-founder and CEO of Force of Nature. Today he goes over key components of regenerative agriculture and the difference it makes for the health of the planet and those populating it.
Robby discusses the five principles of soil health and contrasts them with how the soil is treated in the conventional agricultural model. He shares startling statistics: how 80% of our food has lost its nutritional value and how the United Nations has said there are only 60 years of food production left. He covers the implications of these numbers, and he explains how these make the regenerative agriculture movement more critical than ever.
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Is it possible to be a “conscious omnivore” that cares about animals and the planet, while still including meat in the diet? Meredith Leigh, author of “The Ethical Meat Handbook," says, "Yes, it is." A former vegetarian (and vegan), Meredith is profoundly concerned with animal welfare, changing the food system, and healing the earth.
Today, she goes over how we can be responsible global citizens in all of our choices related to sourcing meat, cooking, and eating it. She talks about how to take small steps in the right direction for ethical meat-eating and how to become advocates for systemic change and improved access to real food. She also discusses how her ideas have shifted over time and how she is convinced we can buy differently, cook differently, and eat differently and therefore bring about change not just for our households, but for the world.
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Our physical and mental health are inextricably tied to our gut health. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of "Gut and Psychology Syndrome" and "Gut and Physiology Syndrome" (GAPS) explains today the importance of healing and sealing the gut for vibrant health. She describes how the GAPS diet can do just that, resolving a compromised digestive system (commonly referred to as "leaky gut").
The porous gut wall unfortunately allows toxins to flow from the gut to the bloodstream and then throughout the body, leading to physical diseases or mental health concerns. Whether the symptoms are related to mental health (like schizophrenia, depression, and ADHD) or physical health (like allergies, brain fog, and autoimmune conditions), they can be resolved by addressing the root problem: poor gut health. The GAPS nutritional protocol is the powerful tool Natasha recommends. She discusses how it works and reminds us that epigenetics (lifestyle changes) play a part in turning things around. She also invites us to keep in mind that a diagnosis of any kind is not our destiny.
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It's time to maximize the nutrition and minimize the anti-nutrients in our beans, grains, seeds, and legumes. We can do this through the ancient process of soaking and sprouting them. Peggy Sutton, the founder and president of To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co., explains how to do this and why. She's bringing the practice back after years of being overlooked.
Today, she tells us about how she came across this practice in the first place. She describes how sprouting works to strip away toxins. She discusses how to go about it at home. And she also reveals the dirty little secret about the "sprouted flour" industry (how not every product bearing the label "sprouted" actually has been sprouted).
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