The Natural State Podcast

Dr. Anthony Gustin

Dr. Anthony Gustin (founder of Perfect Keto) believes the natural state of an organism is health. This podcast explores how we can reclaim our health and makes complex ideas like ketosis, weight loss, fasting, nutrition, and healing chronic health conditions simple and digestible.

The Natural state features top health influencers, world-class thought leaders, and industry experts.

All Episodes

James Connolly, producer of two documentaries, Sacred Cow and Death in the Garden, comes on the show to discuss the problems with our food system, how they’re only getting worse, and what we can do to fix things. James first revolutionized the food system in some inner-city schools in New York and eventually went on to produce documentaries that highlight the true reality of the situation. In this episode, you’ll learn about how our food system evolved, the issues it faced back then and today, what’s really driving these issues today, and what it’s going to take to fix this. James also tackles the environmental issues with our food system, why he was a vegan for nine months and what happened as a result, and what’s going to happen if we don’t properly address these issues. James also shares more about the research behind vegan documentaries and how his research is different and he wraps the episode up sharing the incredible story of Steven Dozinger, a social justice activist that’s been wrongfully incarcerated. As mentioned above, James Connolly is the producer of the documentaries Sacred Cow and Death in the Garden. He’s also the co-producer of The Sustainable Dish podcast. In addition, James is an artist, chef, and non-profit co-founder of The Bubble Foundation, which focuses on issues of wellness and food insecurity in inner-city public schools. Tune in now to learn more and enjoy!

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Jul 26

1 hr 9 min

Chris Duffin is the only person to squat and deadlift over 1000 pounds for reps, he holds the Guinness World Record for the sumo deadlift, he’s been the number one ranked lifter in the world for eight years, and he’s a best-selling author. With such an extensive background, he comes on the show with Dr. Anthony Gustin to share how to strengthen all parts of your life, including your mindset, relationships, body, and so much more. Chris also discusses why it’s crucial for parents to pursue their dreams, how failure is your best teacher and why it’s necessary, what’s possible when you apply yourself to insurmountable tasks, and why you don’t need a bucket list. Chris also chats about the five “whys”, filling your cup and how to do this, and how to really establish your values. If you don’t know Chris, he has an engineering background, he’s earned an MBA, and he’s the best-selling author of The Eagle and The Dragon. Chris has also co-founded Kabuki Strength, Build Fast Formula, and Barefoot Athletics and he knows what it takes to build strength in all areas of your life. He comes on the show to share his knowledge on a number of different topics. Tune in now to learn more and enjoy!

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Jul 19

1 hr 15 min

Perfect Keto and Kettle & Fire co-founder Justin Mares comes back on the show with Dr. Anthony Gustin for a second time to discuss how a regenerative agriculture approach is better for the environment and how fake meats and plant-based diets are destroying our planet instead. Justin also talks about how using regenerative agriculture affects the supply chain, why farmers and ranchers are resistant to switch over, and how to get more people educated on its benefits. You’ll also learn about how we’re repeating history with a different weapon of choice, the problems with fake meats and popular plant-based foods like almond milk, why we need to quickly shift in the opposite direction away from fake food, and why many plant-based companies are heavily invested in promoting these foods to make a profit. Justin also shares what it’s been like to weave regenerative agriculture into his Kettle & Fire bone broth brand. If you don’t know, Justin Mares is the co-founder of Perfect Keto and Kettle & Fire, best-selling author of Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth, and king of side hustles. Together, Justin and Dr. Anthony cover a ton of ground in this episode where they chat about fixing our food system and making regenerative agriculture more mainstream. Tune in now and enjoy!

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Jul 13

1 hr 5 min

What does the mindset of an elite athlete look like? Tim Grover, best-selling author, speaker, and personal trainer to many top athletes, not only has a peek into the mental state of top performers, he also helps shape them and creates a victory mentality and he comes on the show to share all about this. Tim dives into what a victory mentality looks like, the definition of winning, the victim mentality and how to overcome this, and how to stack momentum. Tim also shares tips for how you can change your life, why you should focus on the uncontrollable things that come at you, using routines, and the huge difference between trying your best and doing your best. You’ll also hear Tim’s thoughts on finding balance, the separation between emotions and performance, and what to do if you’re in a rut.  If you don’t know Tim Grover, he’s a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and personal trainer who has worked with incredible athletes such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and more. He’s created his Relentless System for helping people reach unimaginable heights personally and professionally so that they can be their absolute best. As for his background, he earned a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and he was a former NCAA Division I basketball player. He’s also been inducted into the UIC Hall of Fame with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. You may have even seen him on the docuseries The Last Dance. Tim’s a super great guy who knows what it takes to achieve a victory mentality and he comes on the show to share this and dissect how he works with top athletes and more. Tune in and enjoy!

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Jun 28

48 min

Eric Perner is the founder of Rep Provisions, a regenerative ranch in Oklahoma that’s making incredible strides in this space. That’s because Eric and his team actively work to regenerate America’s grasslands to produce clean foods that benefit people, animals, and our planet. And he comes on the show to share all of the fascinating things he’s up to with regards to that. So you’ll hear about how Eric took over a ranch in Oklahoma and completely transformed it in the years he’s had it. You’ll also discover his regenerative agriculture methods, why they work so well, and the powerful results he’s seen since implementing his practices. Eric also chats with Dr. Anthony Gustin about some of the problems regenerative agriculture farmers face, how monocrop farms are destroying our planet, and what it’s going to take to fix our food system. They also dive into how regenerative agriculture can transform the omega 6 to omega 3 ratios in pork, how regenerative farms follow natural cycles found in nature and work seamlessly as a result, and so much more. As you’ll learn in this episode, Eric’s dad taught him the importance of using farming practices that align with nature and work with it to make it better than it was before. He adopted this style of farming and took it further by optimizing the farm he took over where he uses regenerative agriculture to maximize land usage and promote a healthier environment. When you tune in, you’ll be amazed and impressed with how much Eric’s been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time and how it benefits people, animals, and the environment as a result.  If you’re into the regenerative agriculture space or you’re looking to learn the benefits that come with this powerful farming method, this is an episode you don’t want to miss. Tune in now to learn more!

Jun 7

50 min 45 sec

In this part two episode with molecular biologist Brad Marshall, Dr. Anthony Gustin dives into the science of fat storage and what you can do once your metabolism goes out of whack from consuming too much vegetable oils and sugar. As Brad explains, it’s not just as simple as removing these items from your diet, although that is a great first step to take. Instead, it’s about understanding a gnarly process called SCD1, which Brad and Dr. Gustin tackle in this episode, and stopping it dead in its tracks so that you can start to burn your own fat again. By doing this, you’ll be able to lose fat and keep it off once and for all. On top of that, Brad and Dr. Gustin also chat about what we can learn from animals who hibernate and how this translates to human health, the role leptin plays in fat storage, and whether there’s a genetic component at play here. They also chat about changing your metabolic rate and how you can do this, the desaturase index and how it relates to obesity, and so much more. If you missed Brad’s first episode, he’s an incredible wealth of knowledge. He went to Cornell to study molecular biology, he started a charcuterie business and several successful restaurants, and, most recently, he branched out into pig farming. Brad’s also known for starting The Croissant Diet and he’s a food historian who shares several fun facts along the way. Tune in now to learn more about the science behind fat storage and what you can do to finally eliminate fat once and for all.

Jun 2

1 hr 12 min

Dr. Anthony Gustin and Chris Irvin, Perfect Keto’s Education Manager, the co-author of the book Keto Answers, and The Ketologist, sit down for another Q&A episode. This time, they’re answering questions like: Are you guys still following a keto diet? What does your current carb and fiber intake look like these days? Do you eat breakfast? Do you avoid nightshades? Do you change your protein intake throughout the year? Chris and Dr. Gustin also chat about the latest pregnancy advice and how this is beyond outdated, the harmful ingredients found in formula, and what really makes up breastmilk. They also dive into stearic acid, linoleic acid, and how the different types of fat affects our health, and so much more. This is another jam-packed Q&A episode you don’t want to miss. If this is your first time tuning in, Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified chiropractor, a functional medicine practitioner, and the founder of Perfect Keto and Equip Foods. It’s his belief that our artificial habitats have forced us into having artificial health problems and this show is his attempt to dive deep into topics like nutrition, sleep, movement, relationships, and more so you can reclaim your natural state of health. In this episode, Chris Irvin, Perfect Keto’s Education Manager, the co-author of the book Keto Answers, and The Ketologist, and Dr. Gustin are sitting down to answer more great questions from their listeners. You’ll also hear more about how Chris and his wife are expecting their first child and what their journey has been like so far. Tune in now to learn more and enjoy!

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May 3

54 min 15 sec

Brad Marshall, a molecular biologist and pig farmer who aims to cut down the amount of PUFAs in our meat supply, sits down with Dr. Anthony Gustin to chat about the exact mechanisms at play when we consume harmful vegetable oils. They dive into how these vegetable oils are sneaking into our systems through our food supply and what happens when they enter our body. So you’ll learn about how they disrupt health on a cellular level and where they wreak havoc once they’re there. You’ll also discover the surprising differences between linoleic acid levels in organic and conventionally grown meat, how our fat cells respond to these foreign substances, and what the latest research shows. Brad also chats about the differences between different fats, such as saturated fat, polyunsaturated fats, and monounsaturated fats and so much more. If you don’t know Brad, he’s a jack of all trades. He went to Cornell to study molecular biology and then eventually went off to start his own charcuterie business and opened up several restaurants. He even branched out into pig farming, started The Croissant Diet, and became a food historian along the way. He’s incredibly knowledgeable in this space, which is why you learn a great deal when you tune into the episode. Check it out now to learn more!

Apr 26

2 hr 11 min

Dr. Paul Saladino comes back on the show to join Dr. Anthony Gustin in answering some of the top questions they received after their trip to Africa to learn more about the Hadza tribe. They’ll get into questions like do they really eat as much fiber as previous studies have stated, why they’re so happy, were they territorial, do they marry, and what a typical tribe is like today. They also chat about if the Hadza are monogamous, how they raise their children, their life expectancy, whether women hunt, if they read or write, and what their typical diet looks like. Dr. Saladino and Dr. Gustin also run off on some tangents surrounding some recent studies published about the people in this region, myths associated with this tribe, the body positivity movement, the fallacy of Blue Zones, and what we should learn from this incredible group of people. Dr. Paul Saladino, best-selling author and The Carnivore MD, is a repeat podcast guest. While he’s come on the show a few times before to talk about cholesterol and eating a meat-based diet, Dr. Gustin and Dr. Saladino focused most of their time in this episode diving into listener questions from their trip to visit the Hadza tribe. When you tune in, you’ll learn more about one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes and what their way of life looks like today. Check out the episode now!

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Mar 15

2 hr 5 min

Dr. Anthony Gustin and The Carnivore MD Dr. Paul Saladino traveled halfway across the world to study one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes, the Hadza, to learn more about their way of life, which has been unaffected for over 50,000 years now.  And they share their stories from their trip in this podcast episode. When you tune in, you’ll discover what the Hadza people typically eat, what their gut microbiome looks like as a result, the problems they’re currently facing, and why they choose to remain a hunter-gatherer society despite other local tribes switching courses. You’ll also learn about ugali, a food missionaries introduced to the tribe, how they fare with key blood markers and chronic diseases, some myths that were introduced in early research on the tribe, and so much more. Dr. Saladino and Dr. Gustin also asked the tribe some questions and their responses were super interesting. They also discuss gender roles and how the Hadza live with an abundance mindset. You may recognize Dr. Paul Saladino if you’re a regular listener of this podcast. He’s a best-selling author and The Carnivore MD and he’s been on the show multiple times now. This episode is a little different though in that Dr. Gustin and Dr. Saladino only talk about their trip to Africa and what they learned from it. So even if you’ve heard one of Dr. Saladino’s episodes in the past, this one is completely different and one you won’t want to miss. Tune in now to travel back in time to where life was more simple and done right.

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Mar 8

2 hr 11 min

New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author and former research biochemist Robb Wolf comes back on the show to chat about a number of different topics. In his first episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin, Robb discussed topics ranging from electrolyte imbalances to mTOR activation. This episode is similar since it covers several topics but Robb and Dr. Gustin chat about things like the future of the carnivore diet, paleo, and keto, fake meats, regenerative agriculture and more. Robb also shares his views on using health trackers and why he suggests only using these if you have a goal in mind. He also discusses the biggest pitfalls with health trackers and how to avoid them. And, finally, Robb and Dr. Gustin also veer off into other non-health related topics such as censorship, the cancel culture, and some of the problems associated with big tech companies getting involved in our food supply. As mentioned earlier, Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist who dove into the science of fasting and low-carb diets. He also studied the mechanisms at play before writing his two best-selling books Wired to Eat and The Paleo Solution. Fast forward to today and Robb and his wife help people take back their health in their Healthy Rebellion program. When you check out this episode, you’ll learn more about the future of health and nutrition and so much more. Tune in now and enjoy!

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Mar 1

54 min 48 sec

Dr. Will Cole, a functional medicine expert and best-selling author, has been on this podcast show before but this episode is a little different from the first two. In this one, Dr. Cole and Dr. Anthony Gustin chat about intuitive fasting, including what that is, who can benefit from using it, who it’s not right for, and some hacks to help you succeed in using this tool. They also dive into other important topics like how women should approach keto and fasting, mental health, lab work to get done to gauge your overall health, metabolic flexibility, and the style of eating Dr. Cole recommends. Dr. Cole and Dr. Gustin also chat about intuitive eating and how this approach may not work for everyone, multi-day fasts, the best stress reducing tools to use, and so much more. If this is your first time tuning into Dr. Cole’s episodes, he’s a top functional medicine expert who uses telehealth medicine to help patients from all over the world identify the root causes of their chronic health issues so they can start healing once and for all. On top of writing his latest book, Intuitive Fasting, he’s also authored Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum, which both help people improve their health and key blood markers. Dr. Cole has also been recognized as one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the United States and he’s also a public speaker and course instructor for top wellness companies like MindBodyGreen and Goop. By tuning into the episode, you’ll learn all about Dr. Cole’s fasting tips and so much more. Check out the episode now!

Feb 22

54 min 13 sec

Dave Asprey, author of seven books and founder of Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet, comes on the show to discuss fasting hacks you probably haven’t heard of yet. As the “Father of Biohacking”, Dave shares how to take an individualized approach to fasting, what most people get wrong with it and how to fix those issues, and why women and men may benefit from cycling in and out of ketosis and fasting. Dave also shares a spiritual approach to fasting, how to work on yourself while fasting, why it’s great to do this, water fasts, when it’s bad to fast, what breaks a fast, and other ways you can fast. On top of discussing fasting topics, Dave and Dr. Anthony Gustin also go off on some eye-opening tangents around farming and raising animals, commercial meats, fake meats, protein and mTOR regulation, and toxins that cause food cravings. As mentioned earlier, Dave Asprey is the founder and chairman of Bulletproof and he’s a three-time New York Times best-selling author. He recently came out with his latest book, Fast This Way, which teaches people his fasting hacks so they can get the most out of this powerful practice. Dave’s been biohacking for over two decades now and he’s a wealth of knowledge in this space. On top of biohacking for so long, Dave’s spent $2 million taking control over his own health and has since maintained a 100-pound weight loss. When you check out the episode, you’ll discover Dave’s best-kept secrets and how to tailor fasting to meet your individual needs.  Tune in now to learn more!

Feb 15

54 min 5 sec

How could breathing exercises possibly improve your life and overall health? You’ll discover the answer to that question in this podcast episode with breathwork expert Robbie Bent and Dr. Anthony Gustin. They’ll show you the science behind breathwork and how it affects everything from your focus and productivity to overall health and your quality of sleep. Robbie also helps guide listeners through how breathwork changes your state and what life looks like when we’re not practicing breathwork. You’ll also discover how everyday stressors, such as your phone, are affecting your health, how to improve your sleep quality, cultivating more self-awareness, and how  to overcome traumas.   Robbie also describes how our jaws have evolved over time and why this isn’t a good thing and his trip to Peru where he dove into psychedelics for medicinal purposes. Robbie Bent’s on a mission to build a mental health platform that solves the problem of loneliness and helps people build happier and healthier lives. He’s also created an empowering breathwork tool, Inward Breathwork, that helps people improve their mental health at home. It’s the first of its kind and it helps people reduce stress, improve sleep, boost energy, and improve mood. This is one eye-opening episode you don’t want to miss. Tune in now to learn more!

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Feb 8

1 hr

If you’ve ever wondered about flow state, including how to get there and the science behind it, Steven Kotler, also known as The Flow Guy, has the answers you’ve been looking for. Steven’s a best-selling author who has written several great books, many of which are focused on flow, and he’s here to share his incredible knowledge on the topic in this podcast episode. Steven and Dr. Anthony Gustin discuss topics ranging from what is flow, what are the perks of being in this state, whether or not anyone can achieve it, and what you can do to trigger a flow state. They also dive into the evolutionary aspect of flow state, how it affects your brain chemistry, and what you can do if you’re dealing with a crisis or you’re in a normal state and trying to tap into flow. They also touch on how flow states affect type A personalities, how Steven approaches flow in his own life, and the difference between macro and micro flow states. On top of being a New York Times best-selling author, Steven Kotler is an award-winning journalist and leading expert on human performance. He’s written thirteen books, nine of which became best-sellers, and he’s been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes. He’s also appeared in over 100 publications and he’s now the co-host of the podcast the Flow Research Collective. To say Steven knows a thing or two about flow state would be an understatement -- he truly is an expert in the field. Tune into the episode now to learn everything there is to know about flow state, including the research behind it.

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Feb 1

1 hr 1 min

Katie Wells, known as the Wellness Mama, built an incredible health and wellness empire over a decade ago. She’s created cookbooks, a podcast, and, most recently, a line of toxin-free personal care products that add beneficial ingredients in while taking commonly used chemicals out, on top of writing over 1,500 blog articles. In this episode, Katie and Dr. Anthony Gustin sit down to chat about a number of different topics ranging from extended-day fasts, using self-exploration to improve your life, overcoming past traumas, and how she reversed Hashimoto’s after dealing with it for 10+ years. Katie also shares how she’s raising her children differently -- with no screen time limits -- so they can be independent and exceptional critical thinkers. You’ll also hear Katie’s unique approach to raising her kids, how she’s building an online course to help other parents do the same, and why she’s choosing a different curriculum for her family. On top of that, Katie also talks about the supplements she uses and why, how she rotates them, and what else she’s working on when it comes to creating toxin-free personal care products. In addition to being a best-selling cookbook author, podcaster, blogger, and now a toxin-free personal care product developer, Katie Wells is a mother of six who believes in taking health into your own hands. She created Wellness Mama as a resource to help others do just that and live a healthier life that eliminates harmful chemicals. When you tune in, you’ll see how she’s able to improve her life and her children’s lives each year by taking intentional steps in the right direction to get out of their comfort zone and into answering those tough “why” questions. Check out the episode now to learn more!

Jan 25

54 min 11 sec

You probably already know that your genes dictate things like your hair color, eye color, and how tall you are, but did you know they can also give you important details on your health risks for conditions like obesity and type 2 diabetes? And that’s just the beginning. As Dr. Anthony Jay, a best-selling author and lead researcher for the Mayo Clinic, shares in this episode, your genes can also clue you into a number of different health issues. They can tell you how your lifestyle can affect your health, what your risk factors are for chronic diseases, the best exercises to perform, and how you handle vitamins and hormonal issues, among other things. Dr. Jay also shows how modifying certain things can change the way your genes are affected and he shares all of this in this podcast episode. When you tune in, you’ll hear Dr. Jay go through Dr. Anthony Gustin’s genetic report to share what he should and shouldn’t do to mitigate his health risks and improve his overall health. Dr. Anthony Jay received his Ph.D in biochemistry from Boston University’s Medical School where he later went off to study Alzheimer’s disease, hormonal health, fats, and cholesterol. He then went on to become a lead researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he spends his time studying epigenetics, infrared light, and stem cells. He also published a best-selling book titled, Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile, to show people how removing hormone disrupting chemicals from your life can improve your health. When you tune in, you’ll discover how it’s possible to improve your health by understanding your specific genes better. Check out the episode now to learn more!

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Jan 18

1 hr 3 min

Whether you’re struggling with your health, weight, and metabolism, or you’re simply looking to improve all three, author and long-time podcaster of The Model Health Show, Shawn Stevenson, has some incredible insight to share in this episode. That’s because Shawn dives into factors that most people aren’t addressing and shows why these could be contributing to why you’re not feeling and looking your best. Shawn discusses topics such as hypothalamic inflammation, epicaloric influences, and how calories are digested based on the state of your gut microbiome. You’ll also hear how brain inflammation, calorie counting, and your mindset could be negatively impacting your health and metabolism and what you can do about them. In addition, Shawn also touches on how out-of-whack hormones could be at fault, why the food you eat affects other aspects of health, and what destroys your metabolism. Shawn didn’t start out as the epitome of health. At age 20, he was told that he had the spine of an 80 year old man and he was fitted with a back brace and told to go on bedrest. It was at this point he decided to take his health into his own hands by diving into studies to see what he could uncover and ultimately change. He radically revamped everything he was doing and completely turned around his health. Now he shares his principles in his best-selling books, Sleep Smarter and Eat Smarter, and on his podcast The Model Health Show. You’ll get a glimpse into some of his top health tenets when you tune into this episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin and you’ll learn more about the factors that most people don’t realize have such a huge impact on health, metabolism, and weight. Tune in now to learn more!

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Jan 4

56 min 41 sec

Functional medicine is an effective alternative to traditional medicine because it addresses the root causes of chronic diseases and aims to reverse them.  The problem is that it’s an expensive option, making it impossible for most people to access it. Until now. Dr. Robin Berzin, the CEO and founder of Parsley Health, is working hard to change that in her practice, which focuses on making functional medicine more accessible. Not only do they provide an affordable and effective option, they also aim to train other physicians to do the same thing so that people across the United States can get the help they need. In today’s episode, you’ll discover why functional medicine is so effective, how Dr. Berzin and her team approach each patient to identify what needs to be addressed, and how they tackle mental health issues. You’ll also hear more about what Dr. Berzin’s team focuses on and why, the exercises she recommends, and the role your gut microbiome plays in mental health. Dr. Berzin and Dr. Anthony Gustin also chat about why our health system is so messed up, what the future of that looks like, and how things are changing because of Covid. Dr. Robin Berzin is a practicing physician who went to medical school at Columbia University and trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai. From there, Dr. Berzin went on to study at the Institute of Functional Medicine, where she worked with some of the top physicians in this space. Fast forward to today and Dr. Berzin and her team at Parsley Health work with patients in her clinic to help address chronic diseases and reverse as many as possible.  You’ll hear more about how that’s possible when you check out the episode now.

Dec 2020

54 min 54 sec

Dr. Dan Stickler and his wife created a new system that analyzes someone’s genes and gives them individualized recommendations to improve their health and performance. When you tune into this episode, you’ll hear more about how that’s possible, and you’ll also discover how eating locally affects your gene expression, what it takes to shift your epigenetics, and why Dr. Stickler only focuses on a small fraction of someone’s genes. Dr. Stickler and Dr. Anthony Gustin also get into wearable health trackers, psychedelics on mental health, brain mapping, biofeedback, and so much more. If you’re not familiar, Dr. Dan Stickler started out in the medical field as a vascular surgeon and weight loss surgeon. But, as you’ll learn, he was quickly disheartened by the fact that all he was doing for patients was helping them postpone death. He knew there had to be a better way, which led him down the path of creating a systems-based precision performance medicine. This new paradigm helps people optimize their genes and their health so that they can live better and reach their peak performance. Because of this unique approach, Dr. Stickler is a top physician to high-performing executives and entrepreneurs looking to upgrade their current state. In addition to co-founding The Apeiron Center for Human Potential, Dr. Stickler is an author, podcaster, speaker, blogger, and the Medical Director for the Neurohacker Collective. When you tune into this episode, you’ll see how Dr. Stickler goes against the grain of traditional medicine by integrating several cutting-edge technologies to help people optimize all aspects of their life. Check out the episode now to learn more!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 13 min

Certified nutritionist, teacher, author, and yoga instructor Mary Ruddick was sick for over 12 years, unable to walk to the bathroom due to an infection that attacked her brain and nervous system. She also dealt with severe kidney, liver, and lung disease, was on a countless number of medications, and was seen by dozens of well-renowned doctors who couldn’t help heal her conditions. Fast forward to today and Mary looks like the picture perfect image of health and she’s never felt better since she was able to reverse her chronic diseases and dysautonomia. In her effort to heal her own conditions, Mary tested out different diets. She even cured her PCOS and endometriosis after being told she should remove huge chunks of her reproductive system. Mary discusses how that’s possible along with why she now studies diets from around the world to uncover what makes some cultures healthier than others. Mary and Dr. Anthony Gustin also dive into whether chronic diseases are normalized in other countries, how different cultures are able to do better on certain diets, and how to make both mental shifts and lifestyle changes to improve your health. You’ll also hear more about the gut microbiome and whether being in good health is genetic. Tune into the episode now to see what it takes to heal chronic diseases starting today.

Dec 2020

1 hr 6 min

Ed Byrne and his team at Wholesome Meats are working to scale regenerative agriculture so that there’s a mass adoption. They hope to bring it to every grocery store across the globe and they believe that it’s the future of food. When you tune into this episode, you’ll learn why Ed feels so strongly about regenerative agriculture, why it’s beneficial for both people and the planet, and what it’s going to take to make it mainstream. Ed and Dr. Anthony Gustin also get into lab grown meat, how that and commercial farming are destroying our soil, and why we should have steak tastings just like we do with wine tastings. Ed Byrne has an interesting background. He’s been involved in a lot of software startups, including funding many, but has since pivoted to the regenerative agriculture space. He’s using his years of business and entrepreneurial experience to help make regenerative agriculture more scalable, more mainstream, and more affordable. When you tune into this episode, you’ll hear more about Ed’s background, his experience with regenerative agriculture, and why he’s so passionate about making it mainstream.

Dec 2020

52 min 13 sec

If you’ve ever struggled to lose weight by cutting calories and exercising more, you’re not alone. As this week’s returning guest and best-selling author Gary Taubes points out, this outdated thinking isn’t going to help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, as you’ve probably already experienced. So what will? A high-fat keto diet. In this episode, you’ll find out why that is, the mechanisms behind why a keto diet works so well, who this diet is right for, and how specific hormones are affected by a high-fat diet. Gary also dives into why reducing calories doesn’t work, how obesity is connected to hormone issues, and the science of hunger, among other topics. Gary Taubes is an investigative health and science journalist and researcher as well as a best-selling author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It, and Good Calories, Bad Calories. In his latest book, The Case for Keto, Gary explains why we need to rethink weight control, how to do that, and why a low-carb, high-fat diet is the answer. By tuning into this episode, you’ll have a sneak peek into the principles in his latest book and so much more. Tune into the episode now to see why cutting calories and exercising more isn’t the key to lose weight and what is instead.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

Can you stay in ketosis long term? Or should you use keto cyclically? If I’m in a low-carb state, how do my muscles get energy? What if I want to reintroduce carbs back into my diet? How would I go about doing that? What’s the key to maintaining metabolic flexibility? Is it possible to enjoy drinks on keto? What about caffeine? Chris Irvin, the Education Manager at Perfect Keto, co-author of the book Keto Answers, and The Ketologist, and Dr. Anthony Gustin are back by popular demand to answer those burning questions and more. So if you’ve ever wanted to know if it’s safe to follow a keto diet long-term, if it’s possible to add some carbs back in, and whether or not you can enjoy mixed drinks on keto, this episode has those answers for you. Chris and Dr. Gustin also go over creating metabolically flexibility, why too much caffeine isn’t a good thing, and so much more. Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner who founded both Perfect Keto and Equip Foods. As you’ll hear about in this episode, it is his belief that our artificial habitats have forced us into having artificial health problems and this show is his attempt to dive deep into topics like nutrition, sleep, movement, relationships, and more so you can reclaim your natural state of health. Tune into the episode now to see the answers to some of the most popular questions people have regarding a keto diet.

Nov 2020

53 min 49 sec

Dr. Molly Maloof, a physician, tech advisor, and entrepreneur, comes on the podcast to share what it takes to optimize your health beyond just focusing on nutrition and exercise. So you’ll discover what that looks like, why addressing these other areas of health can be so life changing, and why your focus should be on extending your lifespan (and how to do this). Dr. Maloof also goes into other topics like psychedelics, a foundational principle of health, nurturing personal relationships and why this matters, and where our current Covid-19 pandemic is heading. As mentioned earlier, Dr. Molly Maloof is a physician, tech advisor, entrepreneur, and she teaches at Stanford University. Her focus is on helping people optimize their health -- using unconventional practices -- and extend their lifespans. She doesn’t believe in running your health to the ground in order to maximize productivity and output and she’s focused on improving our health care using a radically different approach. You’ll hear more about those topics and so much more when you check out the episode. Tune in now!

Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min

If you’re someone who strength trains regularly yet you can’t seem to make any real progress, this podcast episode is for you. Dr. John Jaquish, who happens to be a scientist, inventor, and The Wall Street Journal best-selling author, explains in this podcast episode, this is an all too common problem that many gym goers face. And the root cause may surprise you. Dr. Jaquish believes that weight lifting is actually a huge waste of time. And no matter how many different programs you try, you’re not going to get the results you want because it’s an ineffective form of exercise. He also suggests that cardio is even worse for you. So the question becomes, what is the best way to workout? You’ll find the answer to that and more in this podcast episode. Along with that, Dr. Jaquish and Dr. Anthony Gustin dive into why going to the gym won’t help, how the equipment in most gyms is useless, genetic differences between athletes and regular people, and what it really takes to create muscle synthesis. Dr. John Jaquish has spent his life researching and developing a better approach to health. He understood that most people don’t have several hours per week to work out and, even if they did, it’s not an effective way to improve health. So he set out to change that and eventually invented a bone density building technology known as the X3. This powerful piece of equipment can help people build muscle faster than weight training and it has the lowest risk of joint injuries while doing so. His method is so powerful that the entire Miami Heat team uses it, along with other NFL and NBA athletes as well as Olypmians. Find out why that is and how you can improve your workout efforts today by tuning into the episode now.

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Nov 2020

58 min 47 sec

Chris Irvin, The Ketologist and Education Manager at Perfect Keto, and Dr. Anthony Gustin sit down for their ninth Q&A episode. In this one, Dr. Anthony Gustin talks about why he bought a farm with his fiance, his plans for it, and what he hopes to do differently compared to most farms out there. Dr. Gustin also shares his thoughts on why commercial farming is bad for the environment and what can be done to change that. You may not think that farming has anything to do with you but, if the food you’re eating is coming from commercial farming, your health is going to be negatively affected by it. Find out why that is in this episode along with some other key topics such as polyunsaturated fatty acids in meat and why lab grown meat is just as detrimental to the environment. Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner who started both Perfect Keto and Equip Foods. It’s his belief that our artificial habitats have forced us into having artificial health problems and this show is his attempt to dive deep into topics like nutrition, sleep, movement, relationships and more so that you can reclaim your natural state of health.  When you tune in, you’ll discover why commercial farming is detrimental to your health and the health of the environment and what can be done to change that. Check out the episode now!

Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

Carly Johnson, a non-toxic living expert and certified health coach, didn’t take the traditional path to wellness that most of the experts that come on this podcast have. She was going about her life with little regard for her health and she was eating a typical standard American diet. It wasn’t until a health scare forced her to re-evaluate her ways and see that she could be doing things drastically different. And when conventional medicine wasn’t working, she knew there had to be a better way. So she dove in deep to what else she could be doing to improve her health and it changed her life completely. Carly comes on the show to share her journey and what she changed in order to see such incredible results. On top of adjusting her diet, which she also discusses in this episode, Carly shares some unexpected areas that could be contributing to poor health. From water filtration systems to the toxins found in commercial fragrances, you’ll discover what else could be negatively affecting your health and how to eliminate them starting today. Carly and Dr. Anthony Gustin also chat about detoxification and juice cleanses and what you could be doing instead. In addition to being a non-toxic living expert and certified health coach, Carly’s also a Hashimoto’s advocate since she personally experienced the debilitating symptoms of this autoimmune disorder. You’ll hear more about her journey with Hashimoto’s, including what’s worked for her, what she wishes she knew sooner, how to take care of yourself, and what you can do to reduce toxins in your environment (and why you’d want to do this in the first place). Tune into the episode now to learn more!

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Oct 2020

54 min 30 sec

Xenoestrogens, or chemicals that act like estrogen in the body, could already be lurking in your house and wreaking havoc on your hormones without you even realizing it. You may have heard of one of the most popular ones, BPA, which is commonly found in plastics, but that’s just the beginning here. That’s why Dr. Anthony Jay, a best-selling author and lead researcher for the Mayo Clinic, comes on the show to discuss more about these xenoestrogens. Dr. Jay has been researching these for years and even published a book on the topic. So he’s a top expert that can explain where these harmful chemicals are hiding, why they’re so dangerous, and what you can do to eliminate them from your life. On top of diving into this topic on a deeper level, Dr. Jay and Dr. Anthony Gustin also veer off into other important ones like DNA testing, water filtration, avoiding grains and high-carb diets, epigenetics, and intermittent fasting. Since all of these can play a significant role in your hormone health, they’re just as crucial to pay attention to, as you’ll learn in this episode. Dr. Jay received a Ph.D in biochemistry from Boston University’s Medical School and went off to spend time researching Alzheimer’s disease, cholesterol, fats, and hormone health. He’s currently a top researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he focuses on stem cells, epigenetics, and infrared light. Through this career path, he discovered just how much of an impact hormone disrupting chemicals can have on our health. When you tune into this episode, you’ll learn more about the top offenders, why they’re so dangerous, and what can be done to eliminate them from your life. Check it out now to learn more!

Oct 2020

59 min 41 sec

If you’ve ever wondered why some people get sick with chronic diseases, today’s guest, Dr. Benjamin Bikman, a top researcher, author, and lecturer, has the answer. When you tune into this episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin and Dr. Bikman, you’ll hear more about how Dr. Bikman learned what was to blame, his simple yet effective framework for combating this issue and preventing chronic diseases from surfacing, and what diseases are connected to this issue. You’ll also learn what tests you can have done to see if this is currently a problem for you. Dr. Bikman also dives into how intermittent fasting is a great tool to use here but only when done correctly, which he’ll share more about. If you’re not familiar with Dr. Bikman’s work, he received a doctorate degree in bioenergetics and a master’s degree in exercise physiology. Since achieving those, he went on to study the causes of metabolic disorders like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dementia as a leading researcher at Brigham Young University where he was also a professor for over a decade. He publishes his work in peer-reviewed journals and presents across the globe (pre-Covid) at international science conferences and continues to study the role of insulin in the body. On top of his academic achievements, Dr. Bikman recently published a book titled, Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease—and How to Fight It, which you’ll also hear more about in this episode. Dr. Bikman also addresses why our current nutritional advice is outdated and causing more people to get sick and what can be done to fix it starting today. Tune into this eye-opening episode now to learn more!

Oct 2020

1 hr 2 min

Dr. Hyman is a well-known family physician at the Cleveland Clinic who has written six best-selling books. In his latest one, Food Fix, he discusses how our food system is contributing to worse health outcomes. And he comes on the show with Dr. Anthony Gustin to share a sneak peek into what he dives into with that book. So you’ll hear more about what’s wrong with our current food system, why it’s making people sick instead of better, what we can do about it, and what these changes could bring about as a result. By tuning in, you’ll hear more about his research and the profound effects our food system has on our healthcare, the economy, and the environment.  You’ll also learn more about how this problem contributed to such devastating effects from the Coronavirus and how this could have been drastically reduced had we taken these important steps sooner. In case you’re not familiar with Dr. Mark Hyman’s work, he’s a popular family physician as well as a speaker and advocate for Functional Medicine on top of being a best-selling author. He also works extremely hard as an activist to change our food system on a global scale. Dr. Hyman has testified before the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform and he’s consulted with the surgeon general on diabetes prevention in the 2009 White House Forum. He’s also presented at the Clinton Foundation’s Health conference and the World Economic Forum along with TEDMED and TEDx. Check out the episode now to discover just how bad our food system really is and what can be done to fix it.

Sep 2020

37 min 45 sec

What if everything you’ve been taught about nutrition and health was wrong? And by following old school principles, you actually have a higher chance of developing chronic diseases? Brian Sanders, health advocate and filmmaker of Food Lies, has been questioning our current food system after his parents passed away at a young age. Despite following the nutritional guidelines and doing everything they thought was right, they still ended up getting sick and dying from preventable diseases. Brian set out to discover why that was and what could be done to change this. And that’s exactly what he shares on today’s episode with host Dr. Anthony Gustin. Brian is one of the leading health advocates who’s not afraid to call out our food system and expose it for the food lies they’ve been feeding us for several decades. He’s been doing this all over social media and he’s in the process of creating a film that outlines exactly what he’s discovered based on several years of research. In the episode, you’ll have a sneak peek into what he’s discovered, how he got to this point, and what can be done to fix this. You’ll also hear Brian’s thoughts on what the biggest offenders are and why you should remove them, why the food system is profit driven, and why our focus is all wrong. One of the great things about Brian’s research is that he’s not biased one way or another. So you’re not going to hear him push one diet over another or put down any of them. Rather, you’ll learn simple principles to live by that can improve your health starting today. Tune into the episode now to learn more!

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Sep 2020

1 hr 9 min

What does it really take to optimize your sleep? Should you pop some melatonin and hope it gives you a good night’s rest? Or can you simply wear a black-out blindfold and hope for the best? Matteo Franceschetti, the founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, which is a high-tech mattress that helps you optimize your sleep using your own biometrics, comes on the show to share exactly what it takes to improve your sleep. You’ll discover the key ingredients for better sleep, what you should be tracking to see if you’re getting the right quality and amount of sleep, and how temperature affects your sleep. Dr. Anthony Gustin and Matteo also veer off into non-sleep related topics to show how optimizing other areas of your life -- or disregarding them -- can impact your sleep. On top of being the founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, Matteo was a business lawyer and serial entrepreneur who co-founded and led GIR and Global Investment, which you’ll hear more about in this episode. But since those businesses, his Eight Sleep company has accelerated and was even named one of the Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics by Fast Company. His Eight Sleep company has also radically transformed the traditional mattress by developing cutting edge AI and machine learning models to track biological signals during sleep to help people optimize recovery and rest. On top of that, Matteo has been the co-chair at FWD.us and a mentor for Techstars, Microsoft Bizpark, and the NYU Summer Launchpad Program and he’s a member of the Forbes Technology Council. Tune in now to see how you could be optimizing your sleep health.

Sep 2020

54 min 22 sec

Andy Mant, the CEO and founder of BLUblox, which are blue light blocking glasses that have actually been tested, comes on the show to discuss how different types of light affect your health and the research behind how this is possible. Andy’s shares his extensive knowledge on the topic, what you can do to mitigate unnatural light exposure to improve your health, and how these lights affect your sleep, weight, blood glucose levels and more. Dr. Gustin and Andy also discuss common household items that could also be wreaking havoc on your health, why most blue light blocking glasses are bogus, how to tell if yours are, and when to wear your blue light blocking glasses to be most effective. You’ll also discover whether night mode on your devices is really helpful, the side effects you may notice when blocking out harmful lights, and what else you can do to keep yourself protected. As mentioned earlier, Andy Mant is the founder of BLUblox’s blue light blocking glasses. He’s played an integral part in helping to develop the technology behind these crazy effective glasses thanks to several years of research and product testing. Andy spends his time diving into the science behind this technology and he shares this knowledge with as many people as possible to help empower them to improve their health one step at a time. And that’s exactly what you’ll hear about in this episode.  Tune in now to learn more!

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Sep 2020

1 hr 2 min

In this podcast episode, Dr. Anthony Gustin sits down with Anya Fernald, co-founder and CEO of the largest regenerative farming operation in the United States, Belcampo, to see her take on why this is a better way to raise meat sustainably. Anya has an incredible background that ranges from growing up on a dairy farm in Bavaria to eventually traveling and living in Greece and other parts of Europe to learn more about how they cook, bake, and raise animals. It was this insider’s look that made her realize that how we do things here in the States needed a major overhaul, which is exactly what she did. When you tune into the episode, you’ll learn more about Anya’s background, why she got involved in this space, and how she transformed her own life from living on a Standard American Diet (SAD). You’ll also discover the differences between grass-fed and grass-finished meat, why regenerative agriculture is a better, more sustainable solution, and the problems with our dairy industry today. Anya also chats about using your body’s own intuition to heal itself with food, why cravings can be a good thing when you know how to use them, and how we’ve turned off natural satiety mechanisms and what you can do to get them working again. Anya Fernald’s name may sound familiar to you -- not only is she the co-founder and CEO of Belcampo, but she’s also served as a judge on Iron Chef America between 2009-2011. Anya has been recognized for being a top 40 under 40 by Food and Wine, she’s appeared in The New Yorker’s 2014 Issue, and she’s co-authored two books, including a cookbook of her own. Anya has also founded the Food Craft Institute, a non-profit that puts out an annual Eat Real Food Festival each year in Oakland. Tune into the episode now to learn more!

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Aug 2020

1 hr 8 min

If you’ve ever struggled to reach your goals, this podcast episode is here to help. As David Nurse, a motivational speaker, optimization coach, and best-selling author,  talks about in this episode, your mindset could be behind why you’re not achieving the goals you set out for yourself. And it’s not just you. David works with professional NBA players and sees that they face the same struggles. Despite having all of the athletic ability in the world, many still battle with negative self-talk, imposter syndrome, and a lack of self-confidence. And it’s these issues that hold both professional athletes and most people back from reaching their goals. That’s why David comes on the show to help change that. As an optimization coach, David shares his simple yet impactful framework for changing your mindset and getting out of a negative headspace so you can finally reach the goals you set for yourself. When you tune in, you’ll hear more about his framework, the exact tools he uses with the pros, and how to bust through your own roadblocks to achieve your true purpose in life. David also discusses some of his best principles from his latest book, Pivot & Go, which means you’ll have even more of a sneak peek into changing your situation starting today. David’s also a former professional basketball player and coach for the Brooklyn Nets and he’s personally worked with over 150 NBA players to help them improve on their personal development, confidence, leadership, and motivational growth. Using his 29-day action plan, David helps people achieve the best life possible and he’s here to share those exact strategies in this podcast episode. Tune in now to hear more about how you can optimize your mindset today!

Aug 2020

47 min 34 sec

As you’ll hear about in this episode, roughly 90 million Americans are unknowingly living in a prediabetic state and up to 70% of them will end up being diabetic if they don’t address it starting today. That’s why Josh Clemente, a founding partner at Levels Health, and his team are actively working to change that outcome by offering a continuous glucose monitor that is accessible even if you don’t have diagnosed blood sugar issues. Because, as Josh explains, testing your fasting blood glucose and A1C level once a year aren’t enough to show you the true picture. Instead, continuous glucose monitoring and making this something that most people start tracking -- just like you would with your steps or sleep -- long before any blood sugar issues surface is the answer to solving this issue. Doing so has incredible results both in the short and long term which is why it’s so effective. And that’s exactly what you’ll hear more about in this episode. Josh and Dr. Anthony Gustin dive into why more people should be tracking their blood sugar using a CGM even if they don’t have diagnosed issues, the incredible information you can gather from doing this, and the powerful benefits that surface as a result of tracking. Josh Clemente is a former SpaceX Lead Life Support Systems Engineer, a CrossFit L2 Trainer, a Senior Engineer at Hyperloop One and he’s part of the founding team at Levels Health, which aims to bring continuous glucose monitoring to the masses. Tune in now to see why this is one area of your health that you can’t afford to skip and the benefits you’ll see when you start tracking.

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Aug 2020

57 min 19 sec

Todd White, a serial entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and founder and CEO of Dry Farm Wines, shares the biohacking strategies that had the most profound impact on his life and the ones he continues to practice today. When you tune into this episode, you’ll learn all about what he uses to improve his mental performance and attract a life of abundance, how he sets up his body for longevity and disease prevention, and what’s been the hardest part of this journey. Todd also gets into other topics such as the macros and micronutrients he prefers, why he focuses on these, and what it’s like to be a successful entrepreneur. You’ll discover Todd’s best tips when it comes to thriving in business -- instead of striving -- and how to attract and retain the right people in your business. As the founder and CEO of Dry Farm Wines, Todd also shares his experience with uncovering the problems with most wines on the market, why he decided to change this, and how his wine does just that. Lastly, you’ll hear more about Todd’s personal and business values and how these have evolved since he started working as an entrepreneur a few decades ago. If you don’t already know Todd White, he’s a serial entrepreneur that started at the tender age of 17. Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, he experienced many highs and lows and even took two breaks that lasted several years to recharge and get himself back on track, which you’ll hear about in this episode. On top of running his wine company for 15 years now, Todd is also a writer and speaker who shares his knowledge on improving health, longevity, and vitality. And that’s exactly what you’ll learn more about when you tune into the episode. Check it out now to learn more!

Aug 2020

1 hr 1 min

Dr. Paul Saladino, a classically trained physician and functional medicine practitioner,  comes back on the show to share what it’s been like following a carnivore diet for over two years now. When you tune into this episode, you’ll hear more about what he usually eats during a typical day, what he’s done differently since he first started following this diet, and what his lab work looks like as a result. Dr. Saladino and Dr. Anthony Gustin also chat about other topics like why vegetable oils are so detrimental to our health, why you should never cook with liquid oils, how to eat nose-to-tail, and why factory farming is a nightmare. You’ll also hear more about how “eating the rainbow” is one of the worst strategies when it comes to nutrition and why that is. On top of being a physician and functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Saladino is the author of the book The Carnivore Code, which he’s about to launch an updated version of. In this book, Dr. Saladino shares his experience with being on the diet for so long and what he would do differently. Tune in now to hear about those topics and so much more.

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Aug 2020

1 hr 31 min

Chris Irvin, The Ketologist and Education Manager at Perfect Keto, and Dr. Anthony Gustin sit down for the eighth time to answer questions from their listeners and online community in this episode. This time, you’ll hear all about supplements like melatonin, CBD, creatine, and immunity boosting options, and whether or not you should consider taking them. Chris and Dr. Gustin also chat about a topic that raises a lot of eyebrows -- whether or not you need to lather on sunscreen. You may be surprised to learn that you don’t need to, which they’ll explain more about in the episode, but that there are some precautions you should still take, especially if you eventually plan to spend a week on a beach. On top of diving into these supplements and sunscreen, Chris and Dr. Gustin also share their favorite tips for how to improve your sleep, why you should tackle these other health items first and before supplementing, and the top three supplements they take. If this is your first time listening to this podcast and you don’t know Dr. Anthony Gustin, he’s a board-certified chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner who started both Perfect Keto and Equip Foods. It’s his belief that our artificial habitats have forced us into having artificial health problems and this show is his attempt to dive deep into topics like nutrition, sleep, movement, relationships and more so that you can reclaim your natural state of health.  So when you tune in, Dr. Gustin promises to show you how to thrive in an environment that’s stacked against you. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in this episode. Tune in now to learn more!

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Jul 2020

55 min 36 sec

Dr. Cate Shanahan, a board-certified family physician who specializes in reversing chronic diseases and best-selling author, comes back on the show to dive deeper into how these eight vegetable oils are destroying our health. In this episode, Dr. Shanahan goes on to suggest that the negative outcomes coming from the Coronavirus pandemic could have been avoided had we eliminated vegetable oils from our diets five years ago. Not only that, Dr. Shanahan shows that other health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, could also be radically eliminated or improved simply from removing vegetable oils from our diets. Dr. Shanahan shares why you’ll want to remove these harmful oils, how to do this, and some other helpful steps you can take starting today. She also dives into other topics such as why your fat is an essential organ, the benefits of switching to a regenerative agriculture style of farming, and how you can improve your metabolic health.   You’ll also discover how to assess your current metabolic health and why you may be healthy on the outside yet you’re experiencing a metabolic storm internally (and what you can do to fix this). On top of being a physician and author, Dr. Shanahan also works with Dr. Tim DiFrancesco and Gary Vitti to create a PRO Nutrition program for the LA Lakers. In doing this, she was shocked to learn that some of the Lakers had poor metabolic health despite being in great shape. Tune into the episode now to see why that is and how you can improve your health starting today!

Jul 2020

54 min 13 sec

Dr. Jack Wolfson started out as most traditional cardiologists do -- he went through several years of training and started working with patients in his practice. But, despite using what he was taught, he found that his treatments weren’t as effective as they should be. On top of that, his wife opened his eyes to a possibility that he had never considered: what he was taught wasn’t going to fix the problem and only led to prolonging poor heart health. Dr. Wolfson followed this path and realized there was more than enough truth to it. So he set out to change how he treats poor heart health conditions in his patients by addressing the root causes that many people don’t even realize are connected to it. It didn’t take long for him to see success in his patients and now he uses and teaches this holistic approach to heart health both in the United States and across the globe. When you tune into this episode with Dr. Wolfson and Dr. Anthony Gustin, you’ll learn why our traditional treatments -- such as statins, low dose aspirin, and high blood pressure meds -- aren’t effective and why they contribute to poor health outcomes, not better. You’ll also learn Dr. Wolfson’s top principles for improving health and keeping your heart in tip top shape. You’ll also hear more about cholesterol, chiropractic care and why emergency rooms should be using this form of medicine, and the top areas to focus on starting today. If you don’t know Dr. Jack Wolfson, he’s a leading natural holistic health physician on top of being a board-certified cardiologist. He’s also the author of the best-selling book, The Paleo Cardiologist, and a five-time winner of The Natural Choice Award. By tuning in, you’ll learn what you can do to keep your heart health strong and how to reverse poor heart health starting today. Check out the episode now to learn more!

Jul 2020

51 min 15 sec

Licensed Registered Dietician Nutritionist Diana Rodgers is here to prove that a plant-based diet may not be the answer to better nutrition and a better environment and she shows what is instead in this podcast episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin. When you tune in, you’ll hear Diana’s case for a higher quality of nutrition, environmental impact, animal welfare, and sustainability through eating a diet that contains meat. Diana also discusses why meat isn’t the reason behind global warming and skyrocketing cancer rates. She also tackles issues such as what happens when we pull meat from our schools, if it’s possible to raise meat sustainably and ethically, and so much more. You’ll also learn about the true water usage of raising meat and whether or not grass-fed versus conventional grown meat really shows much of a difference. As for Diana’s background, she’s a Licensed Registered Dietician Nutritionist who lives and works on an organic farm in New England. She’s also a podcast host and author of The Sustainable Dish Podcast and she’s a speaker at both universities and conferences around the world. On top of that, Diana is a Consulting Dietician for many well-known publications, she’s also a board member of several prestigious programs, and her work has also been featured in many top publications. Tune in now to learn why a plant-based diet isn’t the answer and what is instead.

Jul 2020

57 min 9 sec

You may be working out and thinking that you’re doing a good thing for your physical health but if you’re not considering things like your range of motion and joint health, you could be doing a huge disservice to your body. As Dr. Ryan DeBell points out in this podcast episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin, many people don’t realize just how variable their anatomy is. And without considering this, you could be doing popular exercises like squats and overhead lifts incorrectly for your specific body. Over time, this can lead to injuries and deterioration of joint health despite the fact that you thought you were doing the right thing. So how can you fix things? Thanks exactly what you’ll learn about in this episode. Ryan discusses how to improve your joint health with the goal of preserving it and strengthening it for longevity along with figuring out how to optimize your range of motion without putting yourself at risk for injuries. On top of having a passion for health and fitness since a young age, Ryan has also received his Master’s Degree in Sports & Exercise Science along with a Doctorate in chiropractic. What he discovered over the years is that, while most people have good intentions, they’re not using exercise programs designed specifically for their body. Along with injuries, this can lead to unwanted aches and pains and imbalances. Ryan’s goal is to help people understand their own personal movement better so each person can become a master of their own body. And that’s exactly what he dives into with this episode. Tune in now to learn more!

Jun 2020

1 hr 3 min

Dr. Anthony Gustin sits down with Chris Irvin, Perfect Keto’s Education Manager and The Ketologist, for another Q&A to tackle some more great questions from their listeners. But this Q&A is a little different from the other six since it covers more of a hybrid style where Dr. Gustin answers questions and shares his latest experiment with Chris Irvin. Dr. Gustin and Chris are experimenting with adding more carbs into their diets to see how they feel and what effects (if any) it has on their blood glucose, body composition, resting metabolic rate, and so much more. They’ll also share why they’ve decided to do this and how it’s working so far. You’ll even hear if they’re going to continue this experiment or abandon it for another testing phase. On top of discussing this experiment, Dr. Gustin and Chris are answering top questions pertaining to their thoughts on cyclical keto, the best times to add in carbs, their top carb sources, and more. So if you’ve been considering adding more carbs into your keto diet, this podcast episode has a ton of great information in store for you. Check out the episode now to learn more!

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Jun 2020

55 min 51 sec

Mansal Denton isn’t your stereotypical hunter. As you’ll hear about in this episode with Mansal and Dr. Anthony Gustin, he’s not going out to hunt for the thrill of it and he doesn’t treat it like a sport. Instead, Mansal believes in ethical hunting, practicing mindfulness while out there, and tapping into the emotions that come up before, during, and after the hunt. Mansal’s approach resembles that of many indigenous people and Native Americans. And that’s exactly what you’ll hear more about when you tune in. Mansal shares how he went from being a vegetarian for 20 years to practicing this style of hunting. You’ll also learn why he went down this path, why he treats it so differently than most hunters, and why he uses it to tap into his emotions and suggests that more people do it. Mansal also talks about his guided hunting excursions and what he recommends understanding before going out. Mansal even dives into how he recommends that people spend more time in nature and tap into their emotions whether they hunt or not. If you’re not familiar with Mansal Denton, don’t worry. You’ll learn all about his unique background in this episode. Tune in now to hear more about ethical hunting and how Mansal does things differently.

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Jun 2020

1 hr 2 min

Dr. Will Cole, a leading functional medicine practitioner and author of two incredible books, was one of the first guests to appear on this podcast. This time around, Dr. Gustin and Dr. Cole will be chatting about some topics from his latest book, The Inflammation Spectrum, to discuss all things related to inflammation. So you’ll learn what inflammation is, why it’s not a bad thing, and what happens when things go wrong. Dr. Cole also shares what you can do to combat inflammation and how this affects more people than most realize. Dr. Cole also discusses how inflammation can affect your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing and what can be done to stop it in its tracks. If you didn’t catch Dr. Cole on his first episode, or you’re just not familiar with him, he’s a functional medicine expert that focuses on helping people around the globe using telehealth medicine. In his practice, he helps people identify the underlying causes that are contributing to chronic diseases and autoimmune issues and helps them create a customized plan to start healing these issues. Dr. Cole was also named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the United States and he continues to share his message through speaking engagements, the two books he’s written, and as a course instructor for top wellness brands like MindBodyGreen and Goop.  When you tune into this episode, you’ll discover how inflammation could be at the root of your health issues and some simple strategies you can implement today to start reducing it once and for all. Check out the episode now to learn more!

Jun 2020

55 min 50 sec

Dr. Greg Kelly, a naturopathic physician (N.D.), has written and published numerous articles on natural medicine and nutrition, he has more than 30 journal articles indexed on PubMed, and he’s contributed to three chapters in the Textbook of Natural Medicine. He’s also the author of the book Shape Shift and he’s the past editor of the Alternative Medicine Review. On top of that, Dr. Kelly has been an instructor at the University of Bridgeport in the College of Naturopathic Medicine and he’s now the current lead product formulator at Neurohacker Collective. To say he’s very accomplished would be an understatement. In this episode, Dr. Kelly and Dr. Anthony Gustin dive into a number of different topics ranging from key health markers, mental models, optimizing brain health, promoting anti-aging in a healthy manner, and so much more. Dr. Kelly also shares more about vitamins and minerals along with the one nutrient that he feels most people are deficient in and how you can add more of it into your life. You’ll also discover more about Dr. Kelly’s impressive background, how he found himself down this path of naturopathic medicine and neurohacking, and what the main similarities and differences are between a naturopathic doctor and a traditional one. Tune into the episode now to learn more!

Jun 2020

1 hr 6 min

Will Harris, a sixth generation farmer, followed in the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather, his great-grandfather, his grandfather, and his father before him. He also went to school for agriculture and he implemented everything he was taught there on his family’s farm. But after 20+ years of doing this on his family’s farm, White Oaks Pastures, he had a gut instinct that this wasn’t the way to run things, despite everything he had been taught in school. He followed his instincts and radically transformed his family’s farm going back to the methods his great-great-grandfather used. And now Will Harris uses a regenerative agriculture approach on his farm, which benefits his animals, the environment, and the people on the farm and in the local community surrounding it. Will explains why that is in this episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin and he also dives into how his farm went full circle -- from using industrialization and commoditization after WWII to taking a humane animal husbandry approach and focusing on environmental sustainability. You’ll also hear more about how this approach isn’t the most profitable and why that doesn’t matter to Will. Will also describes the issues he faced early on and why he continues to hit roadblocks despite doing the right thing. If you’re not familiar with the term “greenwashing,” you’ll also discover what that is, why it’s so detrimental, and how big corporations are continuing to deceive people. On top of being a sixth generation farmer, Will has become a leader in the humane animal husbandry and environmental sustainability space.  He’s the immediate past President of the Board of Directors of Georgia Organics and the Beef Director of the American Grassfed Association. Will was even selected as the 2011 Business Person of the year for Georgia. And the reason he’s held such prestigious honors is because he’s not profit-driven, which you’ll hear more about when you tune in. Will cares about keeping mother nature happy along with making sure his animals and the people surrounding them are taken care of properly. When you tune in, you’ll discover why regenerative agriculture is so beneficial for the animals, the environment, and the people surrounding it. Check out the episode now to learn more!

May 2020

1 hr 1 min

After working as an actress on Broadway for over 10 years, Emily Fletcher found herself sick, struggling with insomnia, and in a constant stressed out state. It wasn’t until she tapped into meditation that she finally found some relief. As you’ll hear about in this episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin, this seemingly simple practice turned out to be transformative for Emily, a leading expert in meditation now. She was able to heal her body, sleep through the night, and so much more. After seeing these amazing results personally, Emily knew she wanted to share the gift of meditation with the masses so she went on to start teaching it. Emily eventually created her Ziva Meditation method, which covers mindfulness, meditation, and manifestation, three key ingredients that truly transformed her life. And now she sees the same things happening in her clients from around the world. In this podcast episode, you’ll learn more about this unique meditation method, why it differs from most, why it’s so effective, and how you can put it into practice starting today. If you’re on the fence with meditation, or you’ve tried it before without success, Emily’s eye-opening tips can help. On top of being a Broadway actress, Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and she’s a best-selling author of Stress Less, Accomplish More. Her work has been featured on The Today’s Show, Vogue, ABC News, and The New York Times. Some of her meditation clients include Apple and Google employees, Harvard Business School and Barclays Bank employees, Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy award winners, NBA players, Navy SEALS, Fortune 500 CEOs, busy parents, and entrepreneurs. So if you’re looking to learn more about meditation or learn from the best, this is one episode you don’t want to miss. Check out the episode now!

May 2020

56 min 59 sec