VH54: Having a Look at Health

In today’s episode, the Vitality Hackers have a muse on health and a reflection on the evolution of their health philosophy.

0:00 Intro
3:20 A Vitalistic Base
7:00 An approach to food
14:00 Some warning signs
19:50 The Jabe Brown TM Stress Management Method
25:30 Food vs Exercise
28:00 The Power of Orange
32:00 Shock the System
39:00 Outro

VH 39: The Wahls Protocol

In this episode the Vitality Hackers discuss The Wahls Protocol, a diet designed by Dr Terry Wahls to aid her in her battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

0:00 Intro
4:56 What to Avoid
12:27 Is this a protocol we’ve seen before?
15:40 What to Add
16:55 An important note for Thyroid conditions
19:35 A note on Vegetables
26:40 How to cheat with Organic
31:00 A Plug for the Summit
34:10 Outro

The Wahls Protocol
TED Talk
The Wellness Summit

VH 36: Intermittent Fasting

In this episode the Vitality Hackers cover everything you need to know about Intermittent Fasting. What it is, how it works and how to work it!
0:00 Intro
2:00 A history of fasting
3:40 Hormesis
8:55 Why fast?
12:50 When you shouldn’t fast
15:00 Fasting Protocols
24:25 The Greenfield recommendations
27:50 The importance of Amino Acids
31:15 The power of long fasts
33:30 Outro

VH 29: Weight Loss

In this episode the Vitality Hackers get stuck in to weight loss. Why diets don’t work; the reasons why the body is ‘helping you’ by holding on to weight; and what you can do about it. Some hacks thrown in for good measure.

0:00 Intro
3:20 Why does your body hold onto weight?
9:00 Fixed Fat point
16:40 The Problem with Ideals
17:45 The Problem with Low Carb and Low Calorie Plans
22:00 Water, water everywhere!
29:00 The role of Toxins
32:50 Weight Loss Hacks
38:50 What happens when fat is converted into energy?
41:00 Outro

Vitality Hackers 20 – Paleo Pets

In this episode the Vitality Hackers talk about the philosophy of Pet health. How to get your pet healthy and keep it that way!

0:00 Intro
1:15 Why not regular pet food?
3:40 So what should your dogs eat?
7:20 Health is not complicated
8:00 The World’s Healthiest Eco-System
10:20 Smelly Pet? Feed it better!
11:45 The importance of Mental Health
13:20 Is variation in diet important?
17:15 Chiropractic for pets?
18:15 How frequently do I feed my Paleo Pet?
19:00 The problem with years of breeding
21:15 What about intermittent fasting?
23:20 Outro

Vitality Hackers 16 – Gluten Fad

In this episode cover the Gluten Free movement, is it the real deal of just a fad?

Vitality Hackers 16 – Gluten Fad
0:00 Intro
2:30 Do I have Celiac Disease?
4:25 Allergy, Intolerance of Disease?
8:55 Why Gluten is so hard to give up
11:30 Is it a marketing machine or the good for you?
15:45 What is Gluten?
18:00 Are small amounts of exposure ok?
24:30 Good old friends
26:20 How to break the addiction
28:50 What’s the deal with Oats?
30:30 Outro


The Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyle

The Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyle.

There is a growing global trend within the area of anthropological nutrition, that focuses on the eating habits of early humans rather than studying the current physiology of modern man. This makes more sense, as you would agree that success leaves clues and humans have been incredibly successful at adaptation and survival up until this point. If success leaves clues then it makes NO SENSE to study the modern man, as westernised populations are the most chronically ill, infertile and physically disabled humans to walk the earth. There is no point in constantly measuring physiology or sequencing genes as they have remained constant for over 40 000 years, so what point does it serve to be looking at the blueprint, when it’s the change of building materials (food, exercise etc) that are causing the problem. Many people are fooled into believing that advances within medicine and technology have equalled improvements within health and vitality which is far from the reality that is facing modern man.

There are estimates that 80% of chronic illness and mortality is due to lifestyle choices (1) which would mean that we are actually choosing our demise through our day to day actions. There are two choices you can make with your food decisions… you can either eat something that is genetically congruent to your body or something that will damage your body. You can either sit on the couch, after you sat all day at work or you can exercise and get adjusted. You can smoke, take drugs (legal or illegal), you can drink alcohol, caffeine and soft drink.  These are all choices. Potentially deadly ones.

It would be ridiculous to presume that your lifestyle choices (food, exercise, thinking patterns) are NOT involved in disease, yet our guidelines in nutrition have remained the same despite the increasing illness rates. We know that westernised diets include nearly 70% of cereals, margarine, oils, refined sugars and dairy products (2) and we know 80% of us are slowly perishing with preventable disease… so perhaps it is time to part from the sickly and overweight herd.

MoooSo what can you do? It is time to change your diet back to a more “Paleo-lithic” style of eating, which consists mainly of lean meats, vegetables, fruits and a small amount of nuts. Look at your diet now…. Are you eating cereal or toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and pasta for dinner? This means that you are actually just eating three different forms of grains!!! Grains are not considered nutrient dense, they are however calorie dense, which is not an ideal combination. Currently, western diets compose of 51.8% carbohydrate (grains)(2) and currently Australia is the fattest country on earth (3)… so it is definitely time to ditch the high calorie and low nutrient foods! Look up www.chriskresser.com and www.robbwolf.com for more information on how to change your diet for the better and make sure you get along to our nutrition workshops to learn more!!

Dr. Hannah.

1) Dr James Chestnut – The Wellness Paradigm
2) Loren cordain –  http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/81/2/341.full
3) Australians the fattest in the world http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4125.0main+features3330Jan%202013

Vitality Hackers 03 – The Paleo Way

Vitality Hackers.  Episode 03 – The Paleo Way.

In this episode, The Vitality Hackers talk about all things ‘the paleo way’, as a follow on from last week’s diet review. The why and how of paleo all wrapped up into one episode for your listening pleasure..

Episode 03 – The Paleo Way
00:00 – Welcome, what is Paleo?
02:45 – Why Paleo
10:40 – The Paleo Philosophy
12:38 – How to apply the Paleo Way
14:58 – Grains
16:38 – Phytic Acid
19:44 – Legumes
21:00 – Hack Byte: Lectins
22:35 – Gluten
27:45 – White Potato
29:33 – Resistant Starch
34:35 – Bacon, a health food?
37:14 – Paleo Meal Structure
46:00 – The Extra Essentials
49:00 – Paleo Challenges
54:30 – Outto
55 min
Links to content mentioned in the show:
Chris Cresser – Your Personal Paleo Code
Robb Wolf – The Paleo Solution
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