Six Weeks To Fitness

In this engaging episode of my "Six Weeks of Fitness" podcast, I interview Dr. William Davis, a renowned cardiologist and bestselling author of the Wheat Belly series of books, Undoctored, and most recently Super Gut: A Four Week Plan to Reprogram your Microbiome, Restore Health and Lose Weight. During the interview, Dr. Davis will provide some valuable insights and practical tips to enhance our well-being through natural and informed choices. Here's a summary of the key points discussed during our interview:

Microbiome's Impact on Health: Dr. Davis elaborates on the critical role of the gastrointestinal microbiome in overall health. He explains how modern lifestyle factors like antibiotics, food additives, and processed foods have negatively affected our gut health, leading to a range of health issues including obesity, heart disease, and mental health problems.

Restoring Gut Health: Dr. Davis emphasizes the importance of restoring the microbiome to improve health. He likens the process to tending a garden, where removing harmful elements, introducing beneficial microbes through fermented foods, and providing the right nutrients can lead to a healthier microbiome.

Weight Loss and Muscle Preservation: The conversation touches on the misconceptions and dangers of popular weight loss drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy, highlighting the importance of preserving muscle mass for overall health. Dr. Davis argues that muscle is crucial not just for physical strength but also for metabolic health.

Practical Health Strategies: In this segment of the interview, Dr. Davis shares actionable advice on improving gut health and overall wellness. This includes consuming fermented foods, focusing on a diet rich in unprocessed foods, and considering specific supplements like collagen and probiotics to address deficiencies in the modern diet.

Empowerment through Knowledge: In this segment of the interview, we both spoke about the significance of empowering individuals with knowledge about their health. We stressed the need for people to understand the underlying factors affecting their health rather than relying solely on medications or quick fixes.

Holistic Approach to Health: The interview underscores a holistic approach to health, where addressing the root causes of health issues through diet, lifestyle changes, and understanding the body's needs leads to more sustainable and impactful health outcomes.

Access to Dr. Davis's Work: I strongly recommend getting a copy of Dr. Davis's latest book, "Super Gut," and his blog for more in-depth information and resources on improving health through gut health restoration and other natural approaches.

Direct download: Episode_218_Dr._William_Davis.mp3
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My next guest is Pauline Adeleke, a 71 year’s young, personal trainer, fitness coach, nutritionist, inspiring speaker and owner of the Ageless Fitness Lifestyle YouTube channel. She is a firm believer that anyone can get fit and at any age.

Pauline shared her journey from a carefree childhood in New York to an adventurous young adult life as an international flight attendant. She narrated her fairy-tale-like encounter with her future husband at an art exhibition and their life together until his untimely death orchestrated by the Nigerian government due to his successful land development ventures.

After returning to New York as a widow with two children, Pauline rebuilt her life, emphasizing the importance of education, resilience, and faith. She transitioned from teaching to starting her writing company and later pursued her passion for fitness, which she now shares with others, especially women over 50, to encourage them to maintain their health and well-being.

Pauline also discussed her dietary preferences, advocating for a plant-based diet, and the importance of regular exercise, including strength training, for maintaining muscle mass and bone density as one ages. She emphasized the necessity of self-love, avoiding comparisons, and finding a nutrition and exercise routine that suits one's individual needs.

Pauline is working on an app dedicated to fitness and health for women in their 50s and 60s, offering exercise routines, meal plans, and motivational support. Her presence on social media and her upcoming app reflect her dedication to spreading the message of health, strength, and resilience, irrespective of age.

This summary captures the essence of the conversation, highlighting Pauline's life story, her philosophy on aging, fitness, and nutrition, and her commitment to inspiring others to take charge of their health and well-being.

Direct download: Pauline_Adeleke_Episode_217.mp3
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Have you ever thought about eating raw food as opposed to cook food? Khepra Anu is a Raw Foodist, and author who has dedicated his life to sharing his knowledge of the power that the Live Food lifestyle combined with systematic fasting has on the body. Over the past 20 years, he has hosted numerous health retreats in the U.S. and internationally, during which he guides participants through his unique approach to repairing and detoxifying the human body through the scientific and mechanical application of coconut water, fresh juices, and living food. During the interview, he will discuss his early childhood growing up in Monticello, New York into a very religious family. It was during that time that he first learned about a very profound scripture from the Bible in Genesis 1:29 that stated “Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” After reading that scripture his eyes were opened and he never looked back. He realized that we should be eating more of what God made and less of what man-made. He also mentioned the great Dick Gregory, who also planted a seed the first time Khapra got to hear him lecture, “he was the one who opened up the Bible and said, this is, you know, we supposed to eat this way.”

Our conversation delved into various aspects of nutrition, particularly focusing on raw foods, salt, and fasting. Khapra emphasized the importance of consuming a wide variety of foods, including exotic fruits, fatty fruits, and salty fruits like olives, to ensure a balanced intake of nutrients. He discussed different types of salt, favoring Celtic sea salt and real salt over Himalayan salt due to concerns about its quality. The conversation also touched on the benefits of fasting, particularly coconut water fasting, as a way to detoxify the body and allow it to heal naturally. Retreats focusing on holistic health experiences, including sun gazing, meditation, yoga, and coconut water fasting, were highlighted as opportunities for deep rest and rejuvenation. Overall, the dialogue underscored the importance of embracing natural foods and lifestyle practices for optimal health and well-being.

Direct download: Episode_216_Khepra_Anu_-_Raw_Foodist.mp3
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