Brad Podcast

Welcome to another highlight show consisting of brief, very thoughtful, and enticing clips from previous podcast episodes.

It’s been so much fun to go back and listen to these tidbits again, and the idea of these shows is simply to give you some interesting and inspiring takeaways (and hopefully you’re inspired to go back to the shows that pique your interest). You’ll hear from past guests like Tania Teschke, William Shewfelt, Dr. Mark Cucuzella, and Dr. Ron Sinha on a variety of health and wellness-related topics, such as what to look for when you get a blood test, how to get into the most effective and practical mindset when pursuing your goals, the problem with plant-based diets, how cultural trends can mess with our perspectives and feelings of happiness and worth, and much more.


In Brad’s discussion of highlights from previous shows, he starts out with a clip from the author of The Bordeaux Kitchen, an interesting look at ancestral health with a French flair. In this clip she is discussing the very harmful electromagnetic radiation we are experiencing.  [00:00]

The WIFI is a very strong signal and should be turned off at night.  [03:20]

What is the difference between orange and blue light use? [05:11]

William Shewfelt energizes you with describing his life goals and how to achieve them.[07:07]

Dr. Ron Siniha’s clips from the podcast looks at blood markers and what they mean. Looking at triglycerides to HDL ratio is very important. [14:13]

Tippy Wyatt’s interesting life led her from refugee camp to college educated Asian Keto cookbook author. [20:09]

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella talks about how plant-based propaganda has infiltrated medical school education. [25:56]

Dr. Cate Shanahan says your body gets damaged when it tries to burn fat. [31:50]

Dr. Cate also challenges conventional medical wisdom. “If the American Heart Association says it’s healthy, it’s probably a red flag.” [38:06]

Luke Shanahan talks about cultural trends. He’s looks at attitudes towards wealth vis. Success of accomplishment.  [42:34]

Dr. Phil Maffetone talks about balancing stress and rest successfully. [48:07]



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Brad (00:00):
Welcome to another highlight show consisting of brief, very thoughtful and enticing clips from previous podcast episodes. And this is so much fun to listen through, and hear these interesting tidbits once again, at which I will tee up with a brief comment before I introduce each guest and their quotes. But the idea is to, uh, give you some interesting inspiring takeaways right out of the gate listening to this episode, but also to go back and listen to the shows that pique your interest. So here we go. And the first clip is from my good friend Tania Teschke, author of The Bordeaux Kitchen, and in my long career publishing books at Primal Blueprint Publishing, uh, Mark Sisson and I wrote quite a few. And we also published, ooh, nearly two dozen books from a variety of other authors. And I’ll tell you, this book is like no other that you will see on Amazon or in the bookstore.

Brad (01:02):
It’s an absolute masterpiece, a complete thorough and very entertaining education on French food, wine, and culture and healthy living and healthy eating. And Tanya has so many interesting things to say. She’s a deep enthusiast into the ancestral health and progressive health practices. She’s had a variety of health ailments of her own that have sent her into tremendous research and understanding on the various problems we have with not only modern diet, but modern life in general. And so this clip, she’s gonna talk about the wonderful, cool smart meter that’s put on your home to manage your electricity use, uh, is highly disturbing and giving off a lot of electromagnetic radiation. Uh, so she’s talking about the, um, the strategy of vandalizing the smart meter a few times in Switzerland until they come and replace it with the old style analog meter, which gives off less electricity. Uh, very humorous. But then she talks about the, uh, influence of artificial light and the blue light spectrum that we get from regular light bulbs and how you can optimize your home. So some alternative health topics away from her expertise and her passion with cooking. You get to see another dimension of Tanya Teschke .Here we go with the first clip.

Tanya Teschke (02:21):
It’s funny, in Germany, they have a rule where, um, you, you might get a smart meter, but if it’s, um, broken off, you know, you take your baseball bat and you just knock that thing right off, they come back and replace, you do it again. They come back one more time and you do it again. And but the third time they’ll just put the analog back in

Brad (02:44):
<laugh>. And That’s that.

Tanya Teschke (02:45):
And that’s that. And, and, you know, for Switzerland, I just heard or read recently that by the end of this year, they want to have installed smart meters in private, all private homes. And I can’t tell you how how distressing it is really for, for me, um, to know these kinds of things because our, our children’s sleep is already sometimes, um, disrupted. And sometimes I wonder if it’s not the, the breaker, the fuse box that’s below their bedroom. Um, you know, you, you gotta just be aware and learn about these things and, and do what you can to protect from really what amounts to a radiation. Unfortunately,

Brad (03:29):
This is the electromagnetic radiation, just like the microwave. Is it the same as the router? Uh, but it, the smart meter is more, more intense at the level

Tanya Teschke (03:37):
Like wifi. Um, you know, that’s a good question and that’s something that I, I don’t, um, I don’t know. Uh, the wifi is a very strong signal and you should turn that off at night, at the very least, or when you’re not using it, the smart meters, it’s this constant low, frequently frequency pulse, which as it turns out, um, you know, is makes for example, parasites more virulent because it’s vibrating at frequencies that, you know, that makes them angry. Let, let’s just say. And for our own, um, cells, you know, we’re not, we didn’t evolve with these frequencies. So, so we are getting 10 with the smart meters, for example, 10,000 to a hundred thousand times a day kind of rattled with, um, a message frequency that we don’t know really what to do with, um, you know, our mitochondria don’t know what to do within ourselves. And so it’s very disruptive as you can imagine. So, and some people are more susceptible than others, and children are definitely, you know, they being made of more water than, uh, when they’re small, they have more water content, um, you know, in water, what, what do you do in the microwave? You know, you’re heating up the water molecules when you put something in the microwave, you can’t put in metal cuz it’ll create fireworks in there. But anyway, it’s just something to keep in mind.

Brad (05:11):
And so with the, the light bulb scene, can we switch out to orange bulbs and where the UV protective lenses, yellow or orange colors, so we can see plenty. Well, like Ollie G check it on his videos. We just saw some of those with his, with his yellow lenses. He was an early adopter. That’s right. Um, is that gonna provide a measure of, uh, help against the, the negative aspects?

Tanya Teschke (05:34):
I would say wearing blue light blocking glasses definitely helps. Um,

Brad (05:40):
That’s anything with a UV rating, like all sun, most sunglasses will have that unless they’re fake from the, the beach vendor for $5 and has a UV sticker on there. Probably not. But the good lenses are treated with UV protection. So you can get, like at the home supply store, you can get safety goggles that are yellow, but have UV protection.

Tanya Teschke (05:59):
Yeah. You know, the UV issue I’m actually not sure about, but it’s that color. Um, you know, I you, you may be right, um, but for sure

Brad (06:10):
Just the experts are saying, okay, if it has UV protection, uh, in addition’s doing its job for the blue light spectrum, yeah, it could very, the indoor light.

Tanya Teschke (06:19):
Yeah. So Well, and I think the best measure is to try to, you know, restrict your screen time once the sun goes down,

Brad (06:28):
All of that too.

Tanya Teschke (06:29):
Yeah. And just, you know, go to bed when it’s dark, though, in a place, for example, like Moscow where we lived for a while, it’s probably too many years. TShewfelthey didn’t go on the daylight savings time. And, you know, the sun goes down at 4:00 PM you know, it doesn’t rise until 9:00 AM you know, and you’ve gotta get to work and you, you know, there’s no way to live without the, in a place like that without artificial light. So there, there are definitely, uh, limitations to living in certain latitudes, but you know, you do what you can.

Brad (07:07):
Here we go with a clip from William Shewfelt, the Young Boy Wonder of the Ancestral Health Scene. This guy is an all around renaissance man. He’s been an actor in Hollywood. He was known for playing Brody, the Red Power Ranger, and he still appears at trade shows and conventions, signing autographs as the Power Ranger. But he had a great, uh, immersion into, uh, ancestral health. He had a great podcast called The Will to Win podcast. He worked on a book with Dr. Ted Naiman, former podcast guest called The PE Ratio Diet, the Protein to Energy Ratio Diet. He’s a living, breathing example of healthy living. He has a wonderful Instagram account showing all his workouts and, the amazing work he’s done on his physique. You can see him adorning the cover Shirtless of the Great Cookbook Carnivore Cooking for Cool Dude. So he is a big enthusiast of the carnivore diet.

Brad (07:59):
He did another podcast with Chris Bell, the documentary filmmaker of note. And guess what? The guy keeps moving on to new and exciting challenges. And now he’s, uh, cutting records and singing, uh, in reggaeton style in Miami, Florida. So he’s an all around interesting guy. And so young when we did this recording, I believe he was only 22, 23 years old, and we were slated to talk about dietary healthy eating topics. But the tape went on and on for the podcast, probably, probably around 50 minutes, as I recall, where he was talking mostly about focus and goal setting and organizing your life to succeed and getting out of your own way if you have, uh, some adverse tendencies. And I was so captivated to hear this young man, uh, going off on these great topics. And I became really inspired and interested and inspired me to dial up my game a little bit where, you know, there’s always areas around the fringe where we have room for improvement and a little more focus and devotion to our goals rather than just, uh, paying lip service to them. So, Will Shewfelt’s gonna hit you hard with a couple cool clips here.

Will Shewfelt (09:05):
I decided when I got into it that if I pursued acting for the rest of my life, and I, and I never achieved it, I was okay with that. So that sort of, uh, crazy mentality about like, I have to do this thing. Like I have to give this a shot. You know, like, you don’t know if you don’t know, like just give it a shot. You never know what could happen. And it was that sort of crazy mentality probably fueled by a bunch of, you know, personal development and self-help literature that I was just like, all right, let’s do this.

Brad (09:36):
Whew. That’s heavy man for

Will Shewfelt (09:37):
It. It

Brad (09:37):
Was for 23 year old. There’s 46 year olds listening right now going, hey, I ain’t figured that out yet. But that’s, you know, uh, actualizing all this, all this, all this talk that was going into your brain, cuz we’ve all heard the talk and we’ve all heard the, you know, the secrets to success and, uh, the, the aphorisms and all that. But then, then backing that up with commuting up and down the five mm-hmm. <affirmative> to go to tryouts and then go back to theater rehearsal. Um, you, you were locked in with, with all, you know, all cylinders including the, the mindset as well as the physical execution of it every day.

Will Shewfelt (10:14):
That’s what it has to be. So you have all these variables in front of you. You know, you have your personal work ethic, you have your mindset, you have your health and your energy. You have the opportunities around you all the time. And if you take advantage of every single opportunity around you every single day, and you’re, you’re laser focused on what you need to get done and what your goals are. I think it’s a matter of time. You know, it might not happen soon or it might happen soon, but like you, you can’t leave any stone unturned when you’re doing that sort of thing, especially if it’s as risky as acting. I used to, when I first moved to LA, I would see so many friends that were in acting and they were hanging out. They would smoke weed. They’re at, you know, oh, let’s go out to dinner.

Will Shewfelt (10:54):
Let’s go have some drinks. Let’s, let’s go do this and that. And it’s like, you’re in like the riskiest most difficult profession. And meanwhile, doctors are working for 10 years, you know, to, to try to make that career happen. And you’re working, you know, a quarter of the amount of work they’re putting in. Um, and you’re hardly working at this thing. And it’s so much more difficult, you know, like it’s, it’s so based on luck and whether things work out and stuff. So it’s like, how could you not really devote yourself to this? Um, so yeah, I think just a lot of people aren’t that serious about it. And I’m not telling everybody that, like, I don’t think this lifestyle that, that sort of mentality is for everybody. I really don’t. I think that there are a lot of people that you need to look for fulfillment, and if you’re fulfilled with the job that you’re working in and you love your family, and you have a great home and you have a great lifestyle, you don’t need to suddenly say, I need to be the CEO of this company and let me just forget about everything.

Will Shewfelt (11:53):
And now my marriage is gonna suffer. Now my energy is gonna suffer. I’m not gonna spend as much time with my kids and stuff like that. I’m very aware that there are trade-offs with this stuff. So for me, at the time, I was a single young man with a lot of energy, and I was driven by passion and purpose to do this thing, and I did it. So I don’t think that everybody at every stage in their life has to think this way. I’m just saying that to achieve that in the time I did, in the stage of life that I was in, that’s what I had to do. Um, yeah.

Brad (12:21):
Right. And you better, you better find out very clearly who you are and, and, and be true to your basic nature. Because I think we have a lot of dreaming going on and a lot of social media programming that’s trying to convince you that you’re not enough where you are right now, and you should dream bigger and do all these great things, but if that’s not what you’re all about and you’re more, uh, less risk, uh, tolerant and, and things of that nature. My cousin Babby’s a therapist and she says like, you know, maybe the people in the creative arts, uh, are willing to tolerate higher highs and lower lows than someone who wants to work in a, uh, a stable long-term career where they, they know they can count on, they’re working as a public servant and looking at a, a, a pension and, and a career track that’s very linear and reliable. Uh, and then what you said earlier that you were willing to act for the rest of your life mm-hmm. <affirmative> and not make it, that that’s the kind of guy that’s gonna be picked one out of a thousand that has a chance. But I think the, the people that are dreaming and hoping for that break, that’s a, that’s a tough way to go, like you said.

Will Shewfelt (13:26):
Yeah. And I think that’s where a lot of the disappointment and like the heartbreak sets in with those sort of things. Um, but it’s, it’s just, I think one good way to look at it in terms of like, what, where am I in life and what am I willing to sacrifice? And this was something that, uh, this was pretty influential in my life as well, but it’s in the seven Habits of Highly Effective People, there’s a personal mission statement that you create for yourself and you just, you really just still like who you are at that point in time. What are your values? You know, what are your talents? What do you enjoy doing? What does sort of an ideal day look like for you? If you’re at, I think it was like your hundredth birthday or 85th birthday, and, um, you know, like who’s there, you know, who do you wanna be surrounded by? What do you want to have done at that point in your life?

Brad (14:13):
Time to talk to the doctor people. A free consultation from one of the world’s leading and most knowledgeable progressive physician you’ll ever find a guy who walks his talk and leads an incredibly healthy lifestyle and also integrates all aspects of healthy living, not just medical numbers and blood tests, but he writes a wonderful blog, Cultural Health Solutions blog and author of the South Asian Health Solution. His name is Dr. Ron Sinha. And yes, he actually cares for real patients in his practice working with large employee groups in California Silicon Valley. Uh, we’ve had other podcast discussions where he talks about things like FOMO being representative of an actual disease state, so this high stress, consumerism comparative lifestyle that we lead leading to adverse blood values and health conditions among his patients because they’re in that rat race like crazy. So I really love his broad perspective.

Brad (15:13):
Uh, but actually in this clip we’re gonna be talking about some blood markers and getting some breakthrough progressive insights from one of the world’s leading physicians in this area. So he’s gonna talk to you about the most important heart disease risk markers, which are the triglycerides to H D L ratio. That’s right. It transcends our obsession with L D L cholesterol numbers. And you can listen to the whole show for more details, but this is some good takeaway insights to, to realize what is truly most important when you go get a blood test. Dr. Ron Sinha Cultural Health Solutions.com is this website.

Dr. Ron Sinha (15:51):
The good news is that the generations of images and scanners are getting much more high fidelity. So we’re pretty much close to a stage now where we can readily have accessible tests with minimal radiation exposure, where you can see all types of plaque. So really that that’s gonna be the, the real determinant in the near future is even if your LDLs two 40, if you have a skin like this that can detect all forms of plaque, that’s readily accessible, and we see that there’s really no evidence of any impending plaque formation or rupture, then why would you put them on a drug like that? So,

Brad (16:22):
Uh, do you like the ratio of triglycerides to HDL as a really prominent indicator of your heart health?

Dr. Ron Sinha (16:28):
Oh, I love the triglycerides. It’s just a really easily accessible number. It’s not one that’s reported on most lab tests, but that’s just such a great simple indicator of early and, and resistance. So even before your glucose goes up, often the triglyceride ratio is a nice lead indicator of whether you’re, uh, moving in that direction. So, yeah.

Brad (16:46):
And what are we shooting for?

Dr. Ron Sinha (16:48):
So, less than three, but the lower the better if we can go for one, wonderful. But that doesn’t always happen for everyone. But definitely dropping it down below three or even 2.5 to one would be great.

Brad (16:57):
So we’ve heard about triglycerides under 150 is kind of a important goal to stay Yeah. Out of the risk zone. Yeah. The red zone. And then we want our hdl. Oftentimes we’ve heard over over 40 is like a, uh, yeah. A minimum objective. Yeah. And so now you can calculate, listener, if we’re talking about a, a triglycerides of one 50 and an HDL of 50. Yeah. What’s your grade there for that person?

Dr. Ron Sinha (17:21):
Yeah, I mean, I, I think so, so you’re right, the, the ratio does make sensor, so I, I think that would be a good ratio. But I think if you just absolutely looked at the triglyceride, even despite having an elevated HDL I would prefer the triglycerides to be closer to 100 or below. And these are typically the patients I just feel like based on their numbers and following them forward for many years, we see that their a1c s glucose are just the most protected against and some resistant in the future. So all my goals with my patients is let’s get that triglycerides to 100 or below. And, you know, if it floats up into the low 100 s or 150 and their HDL is still fine, yeah, their additive risk is probably not that great. But I think 100 or below is ideal. And in most people, if you get the triglycerides below a hundred, usually you see a fairly substantial rise in the HDL over time.

Brad (18:04):
Oh, so they’re it’s switch associated.

Dr. Ron Sinha (18:06):
Yeah, it’s, it’s almost, it’s an inverse, uh, it’s an inverse association in most cases. You get that triglyceride low enough, the HGL goes up over time. So whenever people ask me, how do you get the HDL up? What are the typical things you see on WebMD? Right. Drink more red wine, exercise even harder. And these things have modest impact on HDL, but getting the triglycerides down, that’s the number one indicator for getting the HDL up. Oh

Brad (18:29):
Yeah. What else has an impact on HDL?

Dr. Ron Sinha (18:31):
Well then you think about the things that’ll bring the triglyceride down, right? So lowering the carbohydrate intake, um, you know, making sure, obviously you’re getting the right types of exercise, you know, you know, cutting the sugar out of the diet. Those are the things that are gonna really help bring it down.

Brad (18:44):
Okay. So back to the workplace and getting motivated and concerned about our health. Now I’m concerned the listener’s interested, we’re onto the next stage. Yes. Which is, what are the dietary and lifestyle changes that we can make out of the gate to make the most impact? Yeah.

Dr. Ron Sinha (19:01):
So I’ll tell you, um, a lot of my thoughts have sort of evolved over time, because in the beginning, you know, when, when I started this movement, it was really fixated on let’s get that carbohydrate number down as low as we can, or, you know, you know, at least a reasonable threshold. And even though that’s the epicenter of my approach, cuz I see so many insulin resistant folks that are consuming loads of carbohydrates. Now, you know, when I see stressed out people that are in the office that are dealing with the pressures of work or home, et cetera, the last thing you want to tell ’em is, let’s remove something from this diet that you enjoy, especially if you’re an Asian who likes to eat rice. And I tell them, we gotta cut back on rice. So that goes okay with some people, with some other people. They’re like, that’s my comfort food, that’s

Brad (19:38):
My pack, that’s life, man.

Dr. Ron Sinha (19:39):
That’s my pack of cigarettes. You’re taking that away from me, right? I’m, I’m not smoking, I’m not drinking alcohol. But you’re taking that away. So then, you know, so if someone’s motivated to do that, that’s a no-brainer. That’s easy enough to do, is to remove those extra carbohydrates. But now I’m really thinking about more of an additive impact on their diet. Like, what are the foods that are gonna energize you and keep you satiated and satisfied and happy in the context of your chaotic life? And, you know, and one of the things we see in a lot of our patients is they’re just not eating enough protein. Like, how do we get more diverse, healthy sources of protein into your diet?

Brad (20:09):
Here we go with a clip from Tippy Wyatt, the hostess of the Tippy Tales viral YouTube channel. She’s an expert in the ketogenic diet and weight loss, and she’s a super fit, cute gal, and she bounces around on Instagram with all her followers. But wait, you gotta look deeper than the polished performer that’s out there in front of the camera telling you how to shop healthy, eat healthy, and engage in these interesting weight loss challenges with higher stakes and more accountability than most people pursue. So she has a lot of good advice there, but boy, her background, her story, uh, the pursuit of the American Dream, it’s so inspiring where she came from and some pretty heavy stuff even in this short clip. But it will definitely encourage you to go back and listen to the show from health expert Tippy Tales, who has made it a long way to the position she’s in today. And as a great young lady, uh, doing a lot of good work. Here we go.

Tippy Wyatt (21:09):
A lot of people don’t know this about me. I don’t have an accent or anything like that. I’ve been here for quite some time, but, um, mostly all my life. Yeah. But we started our, our journey in refugee camp in, um, Thailand. And, with hopes of coming here. My mother was pregnant with me and my sister was three years old and my dad and, you know, had the American dream of coming here. Not the typical American dream, the typical American dream is the white picket fence and all of that. But he wanted his girls to get a education, an American college education to be specific. And, under obviously unfortunate circumstances, it, my mother gave birth to me and she passed away. She bled to her death. And we were born, I was born in refugee camp and we immigrated here. So it was this oxymoron of a tragedy and miracle wrapped in one. So we started our life like that and it was a rough start, but came here to America. And my fast forward, my sister and I, we both have a college education and, you know, very proud of where we come from and lived in a very traditional household, Laotian household. And we speak it, we cook it every, every, every, every being. We’ve taught our parents English, we taught ourselves how to speak, write English, and we were dirt poor growing up.

Brad (22:48):
This is in Fresno? Yeah. Uh, and you were, uh, in a farming situation.

Tippy Wyatt (22:52):
Yeah. Um, we did farming and you know, my parents rented a couple acres. We did oriental farm farming, so long beans, sinoa, bitter melon, Thai chilies. That’s what we did. We worked our summers at the farm and we earned, you know, our back to school clothes, working on the farm. And while people had vacation, we were working on our farm, the farm with our parents and helping them out as much as we can. And that’s how we earned our <laugh> back to school clothes. So it’s been a lot of trials, a lot of tribulations, a lot of struggle along the way, but anybody can do anything they wanna do. They really wanna do it in life. That’s how we, we feel about everything. So, um, that’s, that’s how life started. And of course there’s a lot of twists and turns along the way, but one of our passions growing up was cooking. We had to cook from a very early age for our parents and learn their traditional way of smashing a Thai chili in the, um, brick and mortar and, um, where would I say brick and mortar?

Brad (23:57):
Is that what you smashed on the stone or something? Yeah, I was thinking you could smash it on a brick, I guess. But see,

Tippy Wyatt (24:02):
I don’t, I don’t, I don’t use that term often. Right. The PEs mortar Yeah. Brick Mortar.

Brad (24:07):
This electrification at Fresno State.

Tippy Wyatt (24:09):
Like, what am I saying? Freaking mortar. This is, this is not a shop here. Um, yeah. So we, we learned the traditional ways on how to cook and really immerse ourselves in it cuz we enjoyed it and we cooked for our parents. And that’s, that’s how we were brought up to learn, you know, the art of cooking. And we fell in love with it. And that’s some a project that my sister and I have been working on. And um, it is an authentic Asian keto cookbook. I’m so proud of it, Brad. It is, it is one of coming

Brad (24:40):
Soon. Coming soon,

Tippy Wyatt (24:42):
Yes. Coming soon. Yeah.

Brad (24:43):
Very interesting.

Tippy Wyatt (24:44):
Very, very proud of it. It’s something that’s gonna live on long, long after I live, right? So it’s one of those things for future generations and something we can preserve and we counted the calories, we counted the macros in there, all of that and everything tastes phenomenal. I would, I wouldn’t, there’s nothing in there that I would not serve at a dinner party for people that I was trying to impress if I had to impress them, right? <laugh>, that’s the type of, that’s the type of recipes that we have in the book. There’s nothing in there that we would not make and say, okay, we’re proud of. And it’s, it was a, a labor of love. A labor of, we bonded so much, we talked about so many different ways. And now it’s kind of hard to eat food again. <laugh>, you know, because you’ve, the, the art of cooking we always feel is dying. And especially,

Brad (25:35):
What are you talking about?

Tippy Wyatt (25:37):
<laugh>? The art of cooking of young folks, right? Mm-hmm. They just, it’s so easy, huh? It’s so easy to go out there and get this and get that, but then to actually slice it and cook it and feel it and know where it comes from. I mean, I, we love that stuff. That stuff gets us going. So we, we put it in a cookbook,

Brad (25:56):
Dr. Mark Cucuzella, bringing some heat with this little clip. I know you’re gonna want to go back and listen to the whole show cuz this guy’s getting fired up. And you are gonna hear, uh, a little, a little, uh, tidbit about how plant-based propaganda has infiltrated medical school education and online certification. And this machine keeps moving forward dispensing advice that is now, uh, in many, uh, cases taken for granted. And we’re leaping to assumptions and conclusions. And really, Mark makes a good point that, uh, we’re not that far apart. Everyone’s in favor of eliminating nutrient deficient processed foods. Uh, but we have to learn how to think critically and reflect on the big picture. And what a interesting multi-dimensional geist cuz not only is he physician fighting this battle and going up against the authorities and speaking his truth, he’s also an exceptional athlete, a high performing marathon runner. He has a running store in West Virginia dedicated to minimalist shoes and becoming more integrated into a barefoot dominant lifestyle. And he helps people with those goals too, just on, on a hobby type level. Uh, but boy, this guy’s really out on the cutting edge, and I think you’re gonna love this little clip from Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, author of Run for Your Life.

Dr.; Mark Cucuzella (27:14):
You know, medical education now is, you know, we’ve made some strides that we don’t allow pharmaceutical companies to just waltz in and, you know, sell their wares and give their cherry picked articles to students who are highly influenced. But what we’re seeing now is unfortunately, groups like Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine, American College of Lifestyle Medicine. So these groups are dominated by, you know, what is now kind of referred to as a whole foods plant-based diet. If you hear that term, W F P B I think would be the right <laugh> an acronym. It’s code from what I’m reading, you know, and what I see given out to students as, I mean, I probably eat a W F P B, you know, so the volume of MyPlate, Brad, is probably plants the volume the most volume. But certainly if I don’t have anything of nutritional substance on that, you know, some form of fat and protein to go with my veggies, you know, with a nice bottle of Primal Kitchen, you know, <laugh> Greek Goddess,

Brad (28:20):
I gotta put music in the background. If you’re gonna do a commercial,

Dr.; Mark Cucuzella (28:23):
No, have it at my store, I got like all four, five varieties in my fridge. But that’s, so, I mean, the, the greens are great, you know, those are nutrients, but they’re called fat soluble vitamins. And you know, you do, I mean, you don’t need to be doing endurance sports just to be doing normal human activities. You need essential fatty acids and essential amino acids. So if all I ate all day was plants, I think I would be eating all day, which as a human probably isn’t a good thing. You know, somehow we made it further up the food chain to not have to be, you know, eating plants eight straight hours, 20 straight hours a day. But this movement is not really based on science. You know, so I can see patients, and I don’t have any political agenda, I don’t have any products to sell, you know, I just want them all for the garbage, you know, which is the junk, you know, which could be called like the white death <laugh>.

Dr.; Mark Cucuzella (29:12):
You know, it might be another way to phrase it, you know, so we all agree that we need to get off of sugar sweetened beverages and processed junk, but when we go out there and push to the population that they should be eating 95% plants, you know, no animal products at all. And somehow that’s the way it is. I mean, that doesn’t, that’s not sounded in any medical evidence, certainly not in human biology, and certainly not in human evolution. So when that’s pushed out to medical students as the way to health, you know, just, and they get a free pass. So these groups are held up as authoritative, you know, they have doctor’s names behind them, you know, they have board certification, you know, you can take online courses, you know, spend your money to get a certification. You know, you can go to Colin Campbell’s website, you know, on the Cornell, and, you know, you could be like anyone who has no medical background and take an online course teaching you how to teach the world that they should eat plants only and put a shingle up and then teach this.

Dr.; Mark Cucuzella (30:14):
But they, they, they make their way into medical schools because I mean, just for example, last year there was a book put out by Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine called Nutrition Guide to, to, uh, nutrition Clinicians Guide to Nutrition. It’s a free resource by the P C R M. And, uh, my administrator hands me this box of boxes and says, Hey, yeah, this here’s a free gift from the P C R M, you know, to give to the students, you know, do you mind, uh, giving this book to the students during your lecture? And I kind of grabbed the book and ooh, <laugh> and I paged through it. You know, I like just open cardiovascular disease, you know, and like diagnose or the, the, the therapy is, you know, all plant-based nutrition, find nutritionist who teaches plant-based nutrition. That’s it. That’s the remedy. So I agree. I mean, I think we probably agree on 80 to 90% of things.

Dr.; Mark Cucuzella (31:06):
You don’t get rid of junk food, but the, the world right now is suffering from a condition called hyperinsulinemia. You know? So unless what that per, if so here’s how it is. I don’t know, maybe you wanna throw another question is, or just let, kinda let me go on a little bit on this, Brad, I’ll ex clarify. So this was a, a podcast from the British journalist, sports medicine from one of the leading pediatric obesity specialists. And this one made sense to me in how we need to look at this as a society, you know? So if we have 30 kids in our grade school class and one kid is failing, maybe it’s about the kid, but when two-thirds of the kids are failing, it’s not about the kid, right? Like, you can’t blame the kid,

Brad (31:50):
The one and only Dr. Cate setting us straight. She has been a beacon of truth and detailed information and explanation on all things healthy eating, ancestral eating for over a decade now, I’ve been following her and such a huge fan of her book, Deep Nutrition is an absolute masterpiece. It was re-released in a larger, more expanded form. So you can go look for the, the recent version, the grassroots version that she wrote in 2009 became an internet sensation and sold like crazy on Amazon. Then she got a major publisher, got it out onto the bookshelves everywhere. And then her follow up book, the Fat Burn Fix, uh, which we’re talking about in this podcast is really a great way to see the challenges with the, uh, the big goal of reducing excess body fat, particularly the role that highly polyunsaturated industrial seed oils plays in making your fat metabolism dysfunctional.

Brad (32:49):
And when that happens, boy, are you in big trouble, because when you start to clean up your diet and cut carbs and do what you’re supposed to do, and you can’t burn body fat effectively, you are going to run out of energy and your diet plans are gonna derail. So I call Dr. Kate the world’s leading crusader, uh, about the damages and the destruction caused by refined high polyunsaturated industrial seed oils. That’s what this clip is all about. Please enjoy and listen to the whole numerous shows we’ve had with Dr. Cate, including one called How to Become Cancer Proof, which could be life-changing and really thought-provoking.

Dr.Cate Shanahan (33:27):
The first thing that goes wrong is that your body gets damaged when it tries to burn fat

Brad (33:32):
Gets damaged.

Dr.Cate Shanahan (33:34):
Your, your mitochondria. Well, that’s where your body produces energy. That’s where your body burns fat and these little parts of your cell called mitochondria that generate cellular energy called ATP. And when your mitochondria try to burn vegetable oil, they produce a lot of free radicals and it, it shuts ’em down. It, they can’t produce energy. Um, it’s, there’s something, uh, in there called uncoupling protein that basically it’s, it’s like you blew a fuse in your mitochondria. It shuts ’em down their ATP um, production stops. And so, um, cells will die if they don’t have an alternative source of fuel, but they do have an alternative source of fuel in this world where there’s sugar, you know, available with an easy reach. So that’s how people become dependent on sugar.

Brad (34:18):
So the culprit, the cause is this lifelong ingestion of vegetable oil, hand in hand with sugar, obviously when we’re talking about basic s modern diet, but the vegetable oil gets ingested and then it stays in there and it, and integrates into the fat cells, and then we try to burn it, correct? And it’s, uh, dysfunctional or it’s not meant to be there in the first place, or what happens?

Dr.Cate Shanahan (34:44):
We’re not supposed to have so much of it. So, um, our diets now have about 20 times the amount of linoleic acid. So linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated fatty acid that’s in the vegetable oils, which are soy, uh, sunflower, safflower, corn, canola, cotton seed. So those are the most common vegetable oils. And linoleic acid is the polyunsaturated fatty acid that’s in there. So you can actually biopsy human beings and you know, our fat and see how much linoleic acid we have in our fat. And then you can go back to biopsies that were done a hundred years ago and see how much they had back then. And you find that it’s 20 times as much. So we have radically altered the composition of our bodies. How

Brad (35:26):
About 50 years ago?

Dr.Cate Shanahan (35:27):
Same, 50 years ago it was about 7%. Um, so now it’s over 20% now,

Brad (35:32):
And it was one or 2% a hundred years ago. Yeah, because these foods didn’t

Dr.Cate Shanahan (35:36):
Exist, right? So, so when you were getting, you wouldn’t be getting that much linoleic acid and you wouldn’t be getting that much polyunsaturated fatty acid because there are those in, you know, you do get, uh, there we’re talking about omega-3 fatty acid and omega six fatty acid. And of course those are naturally occurring in food, but it’s in a lower amount. And, and, and our bodies don’t need that stuff so much for energy. We don’t want it for energy. We use it for signaling, and we use it for building, um, nervous tissue and for the proper, uh, fluidity, maintaining the proper fluidity of our cell membranes and our body temperature. And I think that this oil is a big reason behind the epidemic of thyroid disease because our thyroids trying to, our thyroids are very primal organs, and they are, they, they do stuff like maintain our body temperature.

Dr.Cate Shanahan (36:28):
And that is so basic. And, um, and it’s based on physics. And when we’ve changed the, the melting point, basically, of our body fat, um, then the physics by which our thyroid operate have been disturbed. And our thyroid doesn’t operate properly anymore. So we got tons of people with, um, thyroiditis, thyroid nodules, hypothyroid, um, and, um, and it, it, there wasn’t this epidemic of thyroid disease before vegetable oils. And even more like correlating, if you have to use correlatives to figure things out, um, pet food you ask a vet who’s been around for 30, 40 years, pets now are starting to get thyroid disease and thyroid nodules and stuff that they didn’t before. And pet food didn’t used to have all this soy oil in it until about 10 years ago. So, um, there’s a lot of arrows pointing towards soy oil, canola oil, the vegetable oils being the number one scourge far more important than sugar. And you know, I think it’s important to understand that, you know, sugar is addicting and bad and not be controlled by it and by your sweet cravings. But it’s way more important as, um, a healthcare provider for me to tell people that vegetable oil is, if you just get vegetable oil outta your diet, you’re gonna do way more good than if you get sugar out of your diet.

Brad (38:06):
And in fact, we have a second clip from Dr. Cate where she gets on her devil’s advocate helmet and challenges the pillars of conventional health, dietary and medical wisdom. And she is not afraid. She does not pull any punches. She’s calling out the prestigious Harvard University for being deceptive and, uh, taking bribes and dispensing, uh, flawed which information that they knew was flawed dietary advice. And these are things, things that have shaped, um, not only American dietary policy for decades, but have exported that to nations across the world. So some really bad stuff has been happening behind the scenes. There’s all kinds of good books on the conspiracies and the manipulative influences. Uh, I love Denise Ming’s Death by Food Pyramid Book, where she talks a lot about, um, the flawed dietary policy, the government, uh, lobbying influences and things like that. But no one’s better than Dr. Cate to shake you up a little bit and get spicy here in this clip.

Dr.Cate Shanahan (39:07):
And so thank you very much Harvard. That’s what you’ve done in telling us to avoid saturated fat and, you know, cut salt and worry constantly about your blood cholesterol numbers and don’t eat eggs or anything like that. So that’s, that’s Harvard, that’s the legacy of, um, you know, the, the Ivy League Medical Association

Brad (39:27):
And, and the other pillars that we’ve, we sort of automatically or inherently respect due to, I guess you’d say branding and, and brainwashing. But it’s a pretty serious accusation. You told me Harvard bought and sold and everybody knows it. And when that coconut oil thing came out, and I think it’s paused for reflection where we, we don’t have time to think critically about this stuff, so we’re gonna go to our, our resources, but then it turns out, um, they are cherry picking information. You mentioned the Minnesota, what’s it called? The Minnesota Heart Study, the Minnesota Cardiac

Dr.Cate Shanahan (40:02):
Study, the Minnesota Coronary Experiment. Yeah. Yeah.

Brad (40:05):
You can Google this and it says previously suppressed data or in terms like that, where you’re like, these people were doing, you know, high profile scientific experiment and now we’re finding that they suppress data. That’s pretty crazy stuff.

Dr.Cate Shanahan (40:20):
Yeah. Yeah. We do

Brad (40:21):
Have you get kicked outta Harvard for that supposedly

Dr.Cate Shanahan (40:24):
<laugh>. Yeah. <laugh>,

Brad (40:26):
But maybe not. Maybe you just get promoted to tenured professor. Exactly. <laugh>, I mean, no joke.

Dr.Cate Shanahan (40:31):
It’s the corporate relationships that run everything. And so

Brad (40:35):
It’s funding the person’s research, so they have to sort of tow the line

Dr.Cate Shanahan (40:39):
Yes, exactly. And, and that’s the problem, is that, um, you know, you follow the money. It’s a cliche, but, uh, we haven’t done it when it comes to nutrition science. And, um, you know, some, there’s like one journalist, Nina Schultz, who’s working in this space and, you know, she has done an amazing job of, of trying to catch people. Um, these are a lot of older people now who, uh, were part of this whole coverup and, and stuff that has happened over the past.

Brad (41:08):
They all have a lot of those, they all have dementia though, so they can’t

Dr.Cate Shanahan (41:10):
Really, um, yeah. Yeah. And a lot of ’em are dead now cuz they, I mean, this was done so long ago, right? But, um, when she was doing the interviews, um, a lot of people she tried to interview her were kind of like duck and cover. They were like, I can’t talk about that. Like gag order type stuff, you know, CIA level, <laugh>, you know, blackball just, I don’t want my family to get killed. Sort of <laugh> scenarios because the, the edible oil industry kind of is the big, is big oil, right? When it comes to nutrition that is big oil. And they run a lot of the research and, um, they basically run these institutions of so-called higher learning in medicine.

Brad (41:51):
So when we see that heart healthy on the label of the vegetable oil, you told me the, the price tag this was to, to get on, to get the heart healthy terminology on your food label.

Dr.Cate Shanahan (42:02):
Yeah. Companies pay $750,000 for the heart healthy check. So like Kellogg’s and, you know, the people who make Honey Nut Cheerios, they bought that. Um, and that was the price tag, you know, 15 years ago. I imagine it’s gone up now. If they still have that, now they have, or they may have something else, but there’s always some way to earn money by, um, trying to say you’re healthy and having the American Heart Association, um, you know, say that they improve. So basically if the American Heart Association says it’s healthy, it’s probably a red flag.

Brad (42:34):
My show with Luke Shanahan, Deep Thinker, where we talk about, uh, cultural trends, some strange weird stuff like the over glorification with wealth obsession with results and status and your public perception. And he offers some, really interesting and fun insights. During this clip, I realized that he mentions a new term that he coined called amatrepreneur. Amatrepreneur with ahma meaning love. And so being someone who, uh, loves what you do and making a unique contribution, pursuing your dreams and your passions and your goals, uh, just a fun little clip from a really interesting show. I think you’re gonna get a kick out of Luke Shanahan. Dr. Cate Shanahan’s, longtime life partner and writing partner. He is a wonderful writer, chef, multi-dimensional guy, throwing down some fun stuff. Here we go.

Luke Shanahan (43:29):
That gets us back to what we were discussing earlier about the difference between on being an on entrepreneur and being what, what we’re gonna coin Luke’s

Brad (43:36):
New word.

Luke Shanahan (43:37):
Get ready, amatrepreneur. Amatrepreneur ahma meaning love, right? And like an amateur means love of a game. So amatrepreneur versus entrepreneur, right? So amatrepreneur is, is the person who is mistaking the shovel for the, for the dinner, right? This is the person polishing their, their trophy from, you know, a tournament they won 20 years ago, rather than being gone on the course with their friends playing another round. Even if it’s not gonna be, you know, a perfect, you know, 59. Like, you know, like Mickelson didn’t cry. I watched every every shot. And I can tell you when he hit that nine air and I could feel the, the rumble under my feet, he’s a strong dude hitting, hitting it out a six inch Bermuda. But, um, you know, the Amatrepreneur says, you know, um, I’ve won my trophy, or I have my jet, I have my successful business, I have these things.

Luke Shanahan (44:28):
But you know, you say, I am my business.No you are not. And if you are, you’re in trouble. You’re in, you’re in the thick, you know, you’re, you’re with, uh, Nicholson and that six inch Bermuda, and you need to hit out of there because you know your business, no matter what it is, it, it’s good that you share a, an energy with it and an identity with it. But, but that’s, that’s sort of like, you know, being connected to somebody as a, you know, as a conjoined twin, you share blood supply, but it, it ain’t you, you know, it, it, it is so closely linked to you. You can, you, you can think that it is your identity, but the people who are most successful, you know, uh, and they speak this way, I mean the, the richest people in the world, you know, the Bill Gates and the, and the, and the, and the Buffets and so on, they get to a place where they say, you know, none of this really is what it’s about. It’s about giving back, it’s about doing good. It’s about being a feeling that I am contributing in a significant way. And

Brad (45:26):
They, they say that when they’re on top

Luke Shanahan (45:29):

Brad (45:29):
Top and they, they Google guys are my favorite example mm-hmm. <affirmative>, uh, where they didn’t go public. They wanted to just build a better search engine. Build a better search engine, the world, another place like.com.com, go public IPO. And then, uh, my friend Ray Sydney, who was the fifth employee hired at Google mm-hmm. <affirmative>, I have a great show with him. Great. And he was a mathematician, educated at Harvard, MIT top level, education and going into this wonderful career opportunity that worked out very well for him. But he said, you know what? I wasn’t about right. I wasn’t a guy heading over to Silicon Valley to make money. I was a lifelong curiosity and passion for mathematics. Right? And that’s something that people forget when they see the glorification of wealth. And of course he’s a, you know, moving the dream life that everyone dreams of.

Brad (46:11):
Sure. But he, he got there because of his passion for mathematics and in his spare time Yeah, his hobby time was spent solving math problems with this organization that puts out, you know, math problems to solve. And so if you can’t pull that message out of the dream, like glorification of celebrity, now we’re getting to something. But I’m, I’m right. I was, I was kind of, I love that story knocking the big shot guys Yeah. Because it’s so easy for them to say Exactly. And now what I see Yeah. Is their message is being repurposed by the climbers, right? Because they know it sounds good to say Yes, I’m just here to be in service. Right? And so what my business is all about, I’m, I’m a ghost writing service and I look for celebrities to Right, uh, to prey upon and, uh, extract a, uh, uh, economic value, right?

Brad (46:55):
To tell their story because I’m such a skilled writer. Yeah. And it’s just all about being in service and I don’t need my name on the book. And it’s sort of like, right, it seems a little disingenuous, right? Even though they’re trying and I give them five points for trying, it’s like, how about tell a little bit of the truth? Like, yeah, that kind of sucked that I didn’t get any credit for that cuz I was the one that exactly opened up the western region for all the new, uh, retail stores. And, you know, my boss took credit and he’s a jerk, right? Uh, but I had a good time along the way and there’s gotta be a little balance.

Luke Shanahan (47:23):
Such a great point, man, because again, it, it, it’s, it’s right. Like we were saying, if you are in a, in a, if you are operating or claiming to operate fully in the giving mode, that’s a trodden horse. And inside that horse is an ego, is your own ego. It’s no different. It’s, well wait,

Brad (47:42):
Say that without me breathing. Cause I want that to be the, the pull quote for the show ffetIf you find, if you are, if you say this about your kids, if you say it about your job, your friendships, I’m a giver. That’s all I just give, it’s all about them. I give, I give, I give. Well that’s a, you’re fooling yourself a little bit. And it’s the, it is by the way, it is the obverse of the coin of, you know, the self-serving narcissist.

Brad (48:07):
Here comes my main man, Dr. Phil Maffetone considered the godfather of aerobic training and promoting the concept of fitness and health being two different things. And it is so nice to see him rise to prominence in recent years because he’s been spreading his message for decades. And astute endurance athletes started to pick up on the Maffetone principles back in the eighties and nineties because he was coaching some of the world’s greatest, uh, performers in the endurance sports. And so I was exposed to him midway through my triathlon, professional triathlon career. And he really did change my life and got me to pay great attention to, uh, eliminating the nutrient deficient, distressful damaging foods from my diet, and also toning down the overall stress level of my training so that I could actually strive to be a healthy person as well as a fast person.

Brad (49:05):
He’s the author of many, many great books on the subject. You can look up, uh, his action at philmaffetone.com. He has a line of supplements and he’s out there doing his thing. He’s got a wonderful training device where you can, um, use the earbuds and he will talk you through your workout, adhering to the Maffetone principle. So kind of a guided workout application. So a lot of cool high tech stuff going on. But Dr. Phil Maffetone known for his simple, sensible insights and here he talks about balancing stress and rest successfully. Here we go with that nice clip.

Dr. Phil Maffetone (49:41):
I don’t know what day it is half the time, unless, you know, I I have, I have notices that I have a podcast with dad

Brad (49:47):
At night <laugh>. Well, I don’t know what day it is either, cuz obviously we were supposed to record last week and the, the morning time zone came and went and I was like, oh my gosh, I, I, it’s not that I forgot about this long, long awaited podcast with, with Dr. Phil Maffetone. I just didn’t know what day it was. That was my, that was where I was at that time. So I guess that’s, that’s not as bad as completely forgetting about our podcast, but I woke up, I thought it was Thursday morning, I think I went out and played my beloved morning speed golf round and then got back and I’m like, oh my God, it’s Friday. But on that note, uh, the, you’re doing this for a defined purpose, which is to, I guess, reduce the stress in your life and reduce the stimulation, which is, uh, has negative health consequences. You’re not just trying to be an off the grid dork who’s making a, making a point and sending, sending photos via Instagram of your, your solar panels. You’re disengaging from modern media for, for a specific purpose.

Dr. Phil Maffetone (50:50):
Exactly. I’m, I’m doing it because I, I wanna reduce stress. And, and that’s one of the things that anyone who understands stress, which we define as, as being physical, biochemical, and mental emotional in nature does they recommend reducing stress. And there are a lot of stresses people can, can eliminate or reduce. And then what happens when you do that, the body is now healthier and more fit, and now you’re able to cope. You’re able to adapt to all the other stresses, which we may not be able to change. Um, so yeah, I I, I do it for selfish reasons. At the same time I wanna be able to explain how somebody can, can do those things. And, um, and it’s, it, it’s really, you know, the stress, the stress thing is really what it’s all about. Uh, if, if we, if we, you know, I’m, I’m into, I’m into the big picture, uh, sometimes we have to whittle down and say, well, here’s, you know, here’s the mechanism that’s going on in the knee joint when you get injured.

Dr. Phil Maffetone (52:06):
But there’s a big picture. And that’s a, that’s a really nice place to start because when you see the big picture, you see what are the things that I wanna devote time and energy on to help myself to help become more healthy and become a, a, you know, a more fit person, improve my natural human performance, whatever that may be. Um, and stress, stress would be in a general, uh, in a general sense, stress would be the only thing we, we need to worry about by definition because, um, all the physical things that you and I have talked about over the years in terms of training, uh, how do we run a better marathon, et cetera, et cetera. All the things we’ve talked about regarding food and, uh, nutrition and all the, the bad, um, oils and hydrogenated fat and well now they call ’em trans fats, uh, uh, synthetic vitamins, all, you know, all that.

Dr. Phil Maffetone (53:13):
We can all throw that into this thing called stress because there are physical stresses that we need to deal with. There are biochemical stresses, which is where nutrition is and food. And there are mental emotional stresses, which is, um, our, our education or our miseducation uh, pain is there too. Pain is something that is an emotion. And, and so when we put a lot together, we say, well, now I’m really confused, now overwhelmed because, um, if I make a list of all my stresses, which, which I recommend people do, um, I, it, it’s unlimited. I mean, I’ve got, you know, I’m up to 57 physical stresses I’m under. I’ve got, you know, 107 biochemical stresses, and I’ve got all these mental, emotional stresses, many of which I really can’t even define, but I know there. So what do I do? Um, it’s, it’s, and everybody’s waiting for the answer, <laugh>. I don’t know the answer because it’s individual. It’s very personal.

Brad (54:22):
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difference in my stamina, strength, and body composition. When I
started working out of my home in 2020, I devised a unique strategy
to stay fit and break up prolonged periods of stillness. On the hour
alarm, I do 35 pushups, 15 pullups, and 30 squats. I also walk around
my neighborhood in direct sunlight with my shirt off at midday. My
fitness has actually skyrockted since the closing of my gym!
However, this daily routine (in addition to many other regular
workouts as well as occasional extreme endurance feats, like a
Grand Canyon double crossing that takes all day) is no joke. I need
to optimize my sleep habits with evenings of minimal screen use
and dim light, and eat an exceptionally nutrient-dense diet, and
finally take the highest quality and most effective and appropriate
supplements I can find.”


50, Austin, TX. Peak performance expert, certified
health coach, and extreme endurance athlete.

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