As Hippocrates would say, “All disease begins in the gut.” It seems that everyone, even mainstream medicine, is rallying around the importance of gut health. Today, we chat with Dr. Michael Ruscio, whose new book, Healthy Gut, Healthy You, sets out to create a guide that walks individuals through a step-by-step self-help process of healing. His goal was to create a book that is all-encompassing, intellectually honest, and evidence-based (but not evidence-limited) and could really help someone feel empowered and educated to improve their overall health, by way of the gut. There’s definitely a gut renaissance occurring.
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You’ve probably heard the term “nutrient density,” but how do you know if you are eating the right mix of foods to achieve your specific nutrient needs? Since everybody is unique, is there really a way for us to know what nutrients we specifically need? Today we talk with Chris Masterjohn to discuss the concept of nutrient density and how to incorporate that knowledge into your daily food choices.
With flip-flopping dietary advice coming from every direction, it’s hard to keep track of what we should or shouldn’t eat. Dr. Mark Hyman set out to make deciphering the information easier with his new book: Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? Today, we chat with Dr. Mark Hyman and not only discuss what you should eat, but we also the “why” and the “how”, and various ways you can sift through the changing and conflicting overload of dietary information.
It’s one thing to tell people what to eat from a health perspective, but it’s another thing to actually make it possible and give them support. Michelle Tam knows that it doesn’t have to be hard. Making healthy recipes fun, easy, and filled with umami is the goal of her new book, Ready or Not! 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo. Today we discuss tips, tricks, and ways to get your entire family on board with cooking and eating healthy meals at home.
The episodic model of care from conventional medicine is outdated in technology and failing in approach. Today, I talk with Dr. Sunjya Schweig, Co-Director at the California Center for Functional Medicine, to discuss how the shift towards the Collaborative Care Model used in Functional Medicine improves care for chronic diseases by providing a team approach and collaborative network of medical professionals who can work together to help and guide their clients.
We often hear people talking about how the Paleo diet is lacking scientific evidence to support its health claims. But is that really true? Today, I talk with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom), about the science and research that supports the ancestral diet and lifestyle—and how you can use that knowledge to customize your diet to match your own unique needs.