Episode 37 - Cannabis & Ketosis w/ Chef Brandon Allen

For week 3 of our medical cannabis series, we are joined by Chef Brandon Allen. Brandon is a Professionally Trained Chef and the first ever High Times Top Cannabis Chef, specializing in Paleo & Ketogenic Cuisine. As a Certified Interpener, which is best described as the 'Sommelier' of Cannabis, he is able to determine Cannabis Flower Quality and Effects based on visual and aromatic inspection. Fascinated by The Endocannabinoid System, Brandon continuously researches the science and history of Cannabis in order to educate the masses on the amazing medicinal properties of Cannabis Phytochemicals. After experiencing a monumental lifestyle transformation and being reintroduced to Cannabis as a medicine, he discovered the amazing parallels of Cannabinoid Supplementation and Nutritional Ketosis and has determined a theory he feels will help change the lives of countless people. We are excited to dive right into this topic so welcome to the show, Chef Brandon Allen.

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Episode 36 - How to live an awakened life w/ Ben Pakulski

This week’s guest is someone who has made a huge impact on my life, Maura’s life and our children’s lives. He is someone we look to for guidance and inspiration. He embodies what we mean when we say “surround yourself with people who will challenge you to be the best version of you”. As an IFBB professional bodybuilder, he won of the 2008 Mr. Canada competition, he finished 2nd twice in 2008. He placed second in the Arnold Classic competition, in 2013 after a 4th-place finish in 2012 and a 10th-place finish in 2011, and two more top 10 finishes in 2014 & 2015. In the 2012 Mr. Olympia contest, his first-ever, he finished 11th. For the past several years, he has provided some of the best information on how to live your greatest life in your greatest body with The Muscle Expert podcast and more recently the Muscle Intelligence podcast. He is a dedicated father and husband, and one of my best friends on this earth, please welcome, Ben Pakulski.

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Episode 35 - Pediatric Treatment using Medical Cannabis

This week, we continue our series on medical cannabis. If you missed week 1 with Dr. Nicholas Bottaro, make sure to check that out because he gave us a ton of valuable information that may even lead to you researching medical cannabis for yourself or one of your loved ones. But this week, we continue with Dr. Ann-Marie Wong, who is a native to Miami, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at MIT, then finished medical school at the University of Miami. Dr. Wong completed her internship and residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Wong moved to Beijing in 2000, to work at the Beijing United Family Hospital for several years, then back to New York City to work at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in Chinatown. After living in Amsterdam for a few years, she moved back to Miami, to work at Pediatric Associates for the past 6 years. We are grateful to have her on as we continue to explore the many benefits of medical cannabis.

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Episode 34 - Nose to Tail Nutrition w/ Dr. Paul Saladino

This week’s guest graduated with honors from The College of William and Mary
with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1999. He then spent 6 years traveling
and exploring the Western United States and New Zealand where he thru-hiked
the 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, explored the New
Zealand backcountry, and spent 2 years skiing and climbing in Wyoming's Teton
Mountains outside of Jackson Hole. This experience was the catalyst for his
interest in performance nutrition & his appreciation for the importance of
connecting with the nature. He then earned his master’s in health science and
physician assistant degree and practiced as a PA in cardiology for 4 years…not
satisfied with the standard of healthcare, he went back to school and earned his
MD degree at the University of Arizona.  While there, he studied with physicians
from the Center for Integrative Medicine, including Dr. Andrew Weil, New York
Times bestselling author and a pioneer of the integrative medicine movement.  In
2018, he completed my training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and
is a certified functional medicine practitioner (IFMCP). With all the free time he
obviously has, he loves to surf, slack-line, practice meditation and mindful food
preparation. Welcome to our show, the most interesting man in the world, Dr.
Paul Saladino.

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Episode 33 - Demystifying Medical Cannibis

We want to do a quick introduction this week as we kick off a series that we hope will educate our listeners on the benefits of medical cannabis for many conditions vs. the standard of care. We’ve partnered up with a great company called Surterra Wellness and you all may have already seen us share about this on social media. We have seen the benefits of cannabis in a lot of people we know who have suffered from a range of issues including PTSD, anxiety, post partum depression, traumatic brain injury, and the list can go on forever. So we really want to demystify this and hopefully shed a lot more light on a very misunderstood subject. And this week we kick it off with Dr. Nicholas Bottaro.

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Episode 32 - Real Food Keto w/ Ali Miller

Ali Miller is an Integrative dietitian and founder of Naturally Nourished, a functional medicine private practice. She is also the author of Naturally Nourished: Food-as-Medicine for Optimal Health cookbook, Reset, Restore, Renew: Real Food Detox program, and the anti-anxiety diet. Through corporate outreach and as a public figure, Ali addresses nutrition misconceptions and myths, clarifying the extensive amount of confusing and conflicting information that often saturates the media. She also teaches a really awesome food as medicine virtual ketosis class that educates both patients and regular people, as well as healthcare practitioners. Ali is currently working on the Anti-anxiety diet cook book and we are really excited for that one, as well as having her on the show today!

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Episode 31 - Fire, Knifes, and Your Children w/ Katie Kimball

This weeks guest received his Bachelor of Science in exercise science and Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from BYU. He then got his PHD in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders, and now he is back at BYU where he runs the Laboratory of Obesity and Metabolism. His research focus is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that mediate the disruption that causes and accompanies metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Driven by his academic training, he is currently exploring the contrasting roles of insulin and ketones as key drivers of metabolic function. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings. I will add that in my personal opinion, if you want to find out more about insulin’s many roles, you need to follow this man on social media! He is always sharing interesting research and it’s not always about insulin only. He is also a family man and a fellow comic book fan, welcome to the show, Dr. Benjamin Bikman.

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Episode 30 - Choosing our Perception in Life w/ Marcus Aurellius Anderson

This weeks guest received his Bachelor of Science in exercise science and Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from BYU. He then got his PHD in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders, and now he is back at BYU where he runs the Laboratory of Obesity and Metabolism. His research focus is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that mediate the disruption that causes and accompanies metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Driven by his academic training, he is currently exploring the contrasting roles of insulin and ketones as key drivers of metabolic function. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings. I will add that in my personal opinion, if you want to find out more about insulin’s many roles, you need to follow this man on social media! He is always sharing interesting research and it’s not always about insulin only. He is also a family man and a fellow comic book fan, welcome to the show, Dr. Benjamin Bikman.

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Episode 29 - Reverse Engineering Resilience w/ KetoSavage

This weeks guest received his Bachelor of Science in exercise science and Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from BYU. He then got his PHD in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders, and now he is back at BYU where he runs the Laboratory of Obesity and Metabolism. His research focus is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that mediate the disruption that causes and accompanies metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Driven by his academic training, he is currently exploring the contrasting roles of insulin and ketones as key drivers of metabolic function. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings. I will add that in my personal opinion, if you want to find out more about insulin’s many roles, you need to follow this man on social media! He is always sharing interesting research and it’s not always about insulin only. He is also a family man and a fellow comic book fan, welcome to the show, Dr. Benjamin Bikman.

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FFF28 - mTor, Protein, Ketones, & Insulin w/ Dr. Bikman

This weeks guest received his Bachelor of Science in exercise science and Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from BYU. He then got his PHD in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders, and now he is back at BYU where he runs the Laboratory of Obesity and Metabolism. His research focus is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that mediate the disruption that causes and accompanies metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Driven by his academic training, he is currently exploring the contrasting roles of insulin and ketones as key drivers of metabolic function. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings. I will add that in my personal opinion, if you want to find out more about insulin’s many roles, you need to follow this man on social media! He is always sharing interesting research and it’s not always about insulin only. He is also a family man and a fellow comic book fan, welcome to the show, Dr. Benjamin Bikman.

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FFF27 - Protect your Buddies w/ Sarah Morgan

Today we're excited to welcome Sarah Morgan, the gene queen. She's known for her innovative ideas that connect science to everyday life in a way that impacts thousands. Sarah strives to make science simple enough that a 4-year-old or a 40-year-old will understand it. She has a full line up of resources, books, toys, and more all aiming to help educate the world on what their bodies need to be healthy.

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FFF26 - Returning to our roots with Tara(aka slowdownfarmstead)

We are extremely excited to speak to this week’s guest. She is a registered nutritionist, farmer, butcher, hunter, and she lives the kind of life we hope to emulate in the coming years. She is all about nose to tale ancestral nutrition, she is an unschooler, hopelessly devoted mama and wife, and she seems to have drank from the fountain of youth! Welcome to the show, Tara aka @SlowDownFarmstead.

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FFF25 - Brittany Michels

This week guest is Brittany Michels. She has been a registered dietician since 2009 with extensive consultation experience in all aspect of health and nutrition. Her general areas of expertise include weight management, digestive disorders, disease management and prevention, and healthy aging. She’s an Ultra marathoner with a passion for nutrition as it relates to training, fueling, recovery, and competition day. 

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FFF24 - Fahad Ahmad

This week’s guest is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys delving into the science of food and nutrition. He practices Ashtanga Yoga, Weight Training, Crossfit, Calisthenics and Plyometric type of training. His style of living is the 'Renaissance' way where he enjoys the pursuit of many adventures and tapping into many knowledge bases while trying to create bridges and patterns between them. He also hosts the Ketogeek Podcast and is the mastermind behind many of the recipes and innovative content behind Ketogeek. He was first introduced to the Ketogenic Lifestyle while listening to Dr. Dominic D'Agostino on Tim Ferriss's podcast and was inspired to help change the world for the better. We love his 3 pillars of educate, empower and innovate and we happen to think he has the best ghee on the market. We are also proud to call him our friend. Please welcome, Fahad Ahmad of Ketogeek.

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FFF23 - Jenny Roiz Partridge

enny is a pediatric occupational therapist who was born and raised in Miami, FL. She earned her Post-Professional Masters degree in Occupational Therapy with a Bachelors in Journalism & Mass Communications. She had started out thinking she would specialize in outpatient rehabilitation post surgeries, neurological impairment, or accidents but after a rotation on pediatrics she had found her true passion and calling.

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Episode 22 - Dr. Dinicolantonio

This weeks guest is Dr. James Dinicolantonio. He is a cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and author of The Salt Fix and Superfuel. He has contributed extensively to health policy and has even testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars. He also serves as the Associate Editor of Nutrition and British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) Open Heart, a journal published in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society. He is the author or coauthor of approximately 200 publications in the medical literature. He is also on the editorial advisory boards of several medical journals, and has shared his expertise on The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and international news media outlets.

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Episode 21 - Adrianna Stephenson

Adrianna Stephenson is a ketogenic diet advocate, brain tumor parent, real food advocate, and she lives a low carb, high fat lifestyle with her family. She is from Dallas, TX and her instagram account is a beacon of positivity and light. We can’t wait for you all to hear her story. 

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Episode 20 - Mike Mutzel

Mike Mutzel has been interested in health and nutrition since he was seven years old. As a child growing up in the 1980's, his interest in building muscle only was fostered by all the old school van Damme and Schwarzenegger movies, and he knew he wanted to lift weights as early as possible.

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