080: Dr. Bret Scher - The Low-Carb Cardiologist Who’s Transforming Heart Health
Would you be surprised to hear a cardiologist prescribing low-carb and keto diets to his patients? Dr. Bret Scher, a board-certified cardiologist known as the Low-Carb Cardiologist, definitely received his share of skepticism in the medical field for this. But, here’s the thing, Dr. Scher started out prescribing the low-fat, high-carb diet he was taught throughout medical school to his patients. And it didn’t work. His patients weren’t making improvements despite his and their best efforts. Dr. Scher knew there had to be a better way and eventually, his research led him to keto. You may be thinking that he’d be the last person promoting a low-carb, high-fat diet, but he found incredible results personally and in his patients, especially his most challenging ones. You’ll hear more about this, along with the other lifestyle therapies he’s prescribing. Dr. Scher also shares what to do about high cholesterol on keto, other blood markers to consider, and his experience prescribing time-restricted eating. Dr. Scher is board certified in adult cardiovascular disease, adult echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. He’s also held prior certifications as a NASM certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, as well as in functional medicine and behavior modification. When you check out this episode, you’ll learn about the research behind using keto and low-carb diets to improve heart health and so much more. Check out the episode now!
079: William Shewfelt - How One Actor Fine-Tuned His Diet and Workouts for Optimal Performance
As you’ll learn in this podcast episode, William Shewfelt -- you may know him for his role as Brody the Red Power Ranger on Power Rangers Ninja Steel, uses a much more strategic approach to his health and fitness goals. And it’s clearly effective. You’ll get a sneak peek at exactly what that looks like when you tune in. So you’ll hear about what he eats in a day, what his workout split looks like, and how he’s found the sweet spot that works for him. William also shares his best tips for getting through personal hardships, why it’s crucial that you spend time on personal development, and so much more. If you don’t know, William Shewfelt is an actor, speaker, author, and health and fitness advocate who has amassed close to 80k followers on his social media platforms combined. When you tune in, you’ll hear more about his health and fitness journey and how he’s gone from vegan to keto to carnivore. And that’s just the beginning. Tune into the episode now to learn more!
078: Robby Sansom - The Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture
As you’ll quickly learn in this podcast episode with guest Robby Sansom, fake meat and monocultures are destroying our planet at extremely fast rates. Robby shares how long we currently have to continue on with the way our agricultural system is set up now-- it’s incredibly low -- and how regenerative agriculture can help fix this. You’ll also hear more about what regenerative agriculture is, the benefits of switching to this, and how it’s transforming the way we raise meat and the future outlook of our planet. If you don’t know Robby, he’s a land steward who has spent the last several years of his life studying the problems in our current agricultural system and addressing how they can be solved with regenerative agriculture. He co-founded Force of Nature Meats, which is focused on accelerating a global regenerative supply network. Don’t sweat it if you’ve never heard of these terms -- most people haven’t. Because of that, we’ll keep things simple in this episode to help you see what’s really going on -- it’s a real eye-opener. Tune in now to learn more.
077: Aaron Alexander - Movement Principles that Transform Health
Getting enough movement throughout your day isn’t just about keeping your body in peak physical shape. To prove this, Aaron Alexander explains in this episode that postural anchoring can affect your mood and that your wrist strength is a surprising indicator of your cardiovascular health. Aaron also discusses how our artificial environment is contributing to more health problems instead of less, what NEAT is and how you can improve it, and why standing desks won’t solve this problem. If you don’t know Aaron, he’s a premier leader in the movement space and has over 10 years of experience studying movement. He came up with five principles that simplify his extensive research, which he published in a book he co-authored, . In this episode, Aaron’s sharing some of his best movement principles -- which can easily be weaved into your day -- and why these matter so much. Whether you exercise regularly or you’re on the sedentary side, this episode has some eye-opening points you don’t want to miss. Tune in now to learn more!
076: Jesse Griffiths - Hunting for Better Food Quality
In this first episode of The Natural State Podcast, we’re starting out with a controversial episode -- Jesse Griffiths and Dr. Anthony Gustin dive into hunting. But they’re taking a completely different approach and looking at the other side to hunting in this episode. So instead of killing animals for sport, it’s about doing so to improve the quality of the foods you eat. Jesse has a unique way of approaching hunting and he shares this in this podcast episode. You’ll also discover how Jesse has respect and admiration for the animals he hunts and how he puts incredible emphasis on sourcing ingredients locally and seasonally. If you’ve never heard of Jesse Griffiths, he’s the owner of Dai Due, a restaurant in Austin, TX that sources its ingredients locally and seasonally. Jesse also hosts and teaches hunting and butchery classes in his hunting schools, which you’ll also hear more about. Even if you don’t agree with hunting, this is one episode you don’t want to miss -- it could easily change your mind. Check out the episode now to learn more about hunting for better food quality.