Tag Archives: nutrition

  • Podcast

    Chris Kresser: Functional Health

    More options for living better & longer
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, September 28, 2014, 9:42 PM


    In today's discussion, we explore the world of "functional medicine" and other approaches to health and wellness that offer potential to complement, or in cases, replace conventional western medical treatment. Some of these practices have been used by eastern cultures for millennia, others are just coming to light now. But the common thread in each is to focus on the biological uniqueness of each patient and use an evidence-based approach to identify and resolve the underlying condition — rather than merely treating the symptoms, which modern health care (sometimes referred to instead as "sick care") is often guilty of.

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  • Podcast

    Mark Sisson: Why Nutrition Is The Key To Health

    Our diet determines which genes get activated
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1:51 AM


    This week, Mark Sisson — former professional athlete, founder of Mark's Daily Apple, and developer of the Primal Blueprint health & fitness lifestyle — returns to discuss nutrition. In his opinion, it's the single most important factor for a healthy life.

    While other key components like physical exertion, good sleep, de-stressing and sun exposure contribute to overall health and well-being, too (see our 2013 interview with Mark for a full background on his recommended regime), the food we eat can literally determine which of the genes in our genetic code get activated and expressed. So, in a very real way, we indeed are what we eat.

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  • Insider

    A Deadly Diet

    Corporate interests are feeding us poison
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:26 PM


    One of the interesting things to emerge from my recent research into this area of nutritional health is the extent to which major food companies have been “on the ball” for decades now suppressing information on the awful health effects of some of their major products.

    Sugar is the biggie.

    I am old enough to remember the innumerable products that were sold as ‘low fat’…because that was the way to lose weight and be healthier.

    There were low fat cookies, ice cream, sour cream, and cereal products.

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  • Podcast

    David Seaman: Inflammation From Our Diet Is Killing Us Slowly

    Learn how to protect yourself from it
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 23, 2014, 5:18 PM


    Science continues to shed new light on how nutrition has a huge effect on the status of our health. In particular, medicine is zeroing in inflammation as key factor in the aging process – that, over time, diet-caused inflammation wears down our internal systems, resulting in impaired performance and disease.

    This week, Chris speaks with Dr. David Seaman, Professor of Clinical Sciences at the National University of Health Sciences, one of the leading experts on clinical nutrition for pain and inflammation. They discuss inflammation, what causes it, the damage it does to our bodies, and the dietary changes we can make to reduce our exposure to it.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 5/26 – Gardening For Mental Health, How Safe Are U.S. Road Bridges?

    by DailyDigest

    Sunday, May 26, 2013, 5:14 PM

    • Suddenly bankrupt: People with great credit scores are hurtling into crisis
    • Growing appetite for American whisky straining supply
    • Who, what, why: How safe are US road bridges?
    • Sewage tech lets companies sort profit from Dubai poo
    • U.S. Shift Poses Risk to Pakistan
    • In California, Gardening For Mental Health
    • Breeding The Nutrition Out Of Our Food

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  • Podcast

    Mark Sisson: The Importance, and Achievability, of Being Fit

    An even bigger priority than fiscal fitness
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 3, 2013, 6:06 AM



    For years, Mark Sisson competed as a professional runner and triathlete. He trained hard and conventionally, but realized that the "better" shape he was in, the more problems his body had: joint pain, digestive issues, tendonitis, etc.

    Eventually he retired from competition and set out to find a way to remain fit, but healthy. His reseach led him to focus on the evolutionary path the human body has followed; How our physiology is designed and how our genes are wired.

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