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Underground Wellness Radio is where health, personal development, and entrepreneurship meet head-on to reveal the blueprint for coming alive. Host Sean Croxton delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a variety of special guests including Chris Kresser, Diane Sanfilippo, Marie Forleo, Mark Sisson, and more.
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Aug 28, 2015

Gluten expert Dr. Tom O’Bryan returns to the podcast to respond to recent skepticism regarding gluten sensitivity and gluten-free diets.


This one is by popular demand. A few weeks ago, my podcast interview with Alan Levinovitz, author of The Gluten Lie, caused quite a stir.


Due to a few controversial statements made during Alan’s show, my inbox nearly blew up with requests for a rebuttal episode with Dr. Tom O’Bryan, host of The Gluten Summit. 


Dr. Tom was more than happy to give his take on The Gluten Lie. In fact, he was FIRED UP!


Here's what we talked about: 


4:13 – Do YOU need to avoid gluten? Dr. O’Bryan tells us exactly who should avoid gluten and why. 


9:21 – The one test that you should take to test for gluten sensitivity, and why the other tests might not give you the results you need. 


16:15 – Are ancient grains really better for you? An interesting study tells us what all gluten is doing to all humans. 


17:59 – Is gluten-free just a fad? The reasons why Dr. O’Bryan thinks gluten-free is here to stay. 


24:33 – What we know about what gluten does to the body, why we don’t always know what’s going on, and why we still have a lot more to learn.


33:54 – The one thing guaranteed to damage your gut, a few other culprits to watch out for and why positive results of going gluten-free are probably NOT from the gluten.


39:27 – What Dr. O’Bryan thinks is really behind the nocebo effect. Plus, his beef with sensationalism and bunk studies. 


47:30 – Weighing the benefits of wheat: why indigestible fiber doesn’t do damage like gluten does. 


49:47 – The European wheat myth that could be harming you – even if you don’t feel it! 


52:57 – Why you can’t avoid gluten 100%, what you can do to protect yourself from gluten contamination, and why it’s so important. 


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Aug 25, 2015

Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Jill Carnahan reveals how molds and their mycotoxins can trigger common conditions including asthma, allergies, fatigue, neurological conditions, and sick building syndrome. 


Here's what we talked about: 


4:06 – Dr. Carnahan’s remarkable story of overcoming serious illness and how it has influenced her outlook on her life and her work. 


16:28 – The importance of mindset, curiosity and taking responsibility when it comes to your own health. 


17:41 – Why molds and mycotoxins aren’t being learned in med school and why doctors can be so far behind the times. 


18:32 – How Dr. Carnahan’s most recent run in with health issues left her literally breathless and what she had to do to figure out what was really going on. 


21:56 – The key to recovering from mold exposure and why some people might be suffering more than others. 


24:56 – How water damage can make a building “sick” and the sneaky way molds can make you sick, too. Plus, exactly what NOT to do to get rid of mold. 


28:37 – Survival of the fittest: find out why (and where!) molds and fungus are becoming stronger and more toxic to our bodies. 


31:36 – Some of the crazy effects molds can have on your immune system and the specific immune biomarkers you can look at to check for mold exposure. 


37:09 – What your genetics have to do with molds and mycotoxins and what you can use to help your body detox. 


42:01 – How to have a healthy home: the most common sources of mold, the best ways to keep your air clean, and what to do if you’re feeling sick. 


50:34 – Where Dr. Carnahan thinks the success of the paleo diet really comes from, and exactly what foods to avoid to stay safe from mold. 


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Aug 18, 2015

Jim Rendon — author of Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth — discusses exciting, new research on how traumatic experiences can be opportunities for personal transformation. 


Here's what we talked about: 


2:15 – The amazing story of Jim’s father and how it got him interested in what happens to us after we survive trauma. 


11:37 – The surprising responses from prisoners of war and combat veterans that started the study of post-traumatic growth, and why it hadn’t really been studied before. 


15:46 – The 5 distinct areas of post-traumatic growth, why they’re so hard to measure and the ways we try to measure them anyway. 


20:29 – PTSD: what goes on in the brain and the body after trauma, and how we can manage it to help post-traumatic growth. 


25:47 – What is trauma? The complicated nature of trauma and why we never think it’s going to happen to us. 


29:31 – Deliberate rumination: how to turn a traumatic ordeal into an opportunity for transformation. 


36:13 – The importance of social support in healing, what to do if you aren’t getting the kind of support you need and how to give better support to loved ones.


40:35 – Alternative therapies: the many different paths to healing and understanding trauma. 


44:05 – A real life story about the power of perseverance and a positive attitude in post-traumatic growth. 


55:32 – Your life story: why who we are has changed and will change again over time…whether it’s with trauma or without. 


57:49 – Do we need post-traumatic growth to be happy? How trauma gives our lives more meaning, even when it doesn’t happen directly to us. 


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Aug 12, 2015

Heart attack prevention specialist Joel Kahn, M.D. — author of Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses — reveals the truth about standard heart-specific lab tests and bloodwork.


Here's what we talked about: 


2:21 – Why heart disease is know as “the silent killer”, and just how many Americans are affected by it (many unknowingly). 


6:32 – Coronary heart disease defined. How the heart takes care itself first and why that means you should take care of it, too. 


10:44 – Surprising signs and symptoms of heart disease. Check those earlobes!


14:02 – Testing vs. common sense: why you might be getting a inaccurate clean bill of health with commonly ordered lab tests – and what you should be looking for instead. 


18:14 – The calcium connection: when scoring a zero on a test is a GOOD thing!


23:32 – Why the best heart care tests are NOT covered by insurance?


25:44 – How old are your arteries? THIS test will tell you.


31:22 – The best way to eat for heart health. 


39:21 – Why the American Heart Association isn’t making more aggressive recommendations to heart patients … and why Dr. Kahn IS. 


41:17 – What “moderate” exercise really means and the reasons we need to stop thinking that if a little bit is good then a lot must be better. 


44:51 – The many benefits of meditation and mind-body practices – in just 12 minutes a day! 


48:09 – An unexpected effective therapy for your heart – and how you can do it on your own. 


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Aug 4, 2015

Alan Levinovitz stops by the podcast to discuss his controversial book The Gluten Lie and Other Myths About What You Eat


Here's what we talked about: 


3:25 – Why a philosopher and religion professor wrote a nutrition book and how food and religion have more in common than you might think!


8:15 – Are modern times really so bad? The myth of paradise past and how food technologies might be helping us more than they hurt. 


11:15 – What paleo is, what it isn’t, and why “eat in moderation” doesn’t work. 


12:50 – Where is the science? Why it’s so hard to get clear evidence on food and nutrition and whether or not we’ll ever have any answers. 


19:25 – Science vs. sensationalism: mis-reporting in the media and what the scientists really have to say about their nutrition studies. 


24:48 – Is it really just the gluten? The real reasons people might feel better off gluten and how to figure out if it will make you feel better, too. 


28:44 – All about the nocebo effect and how your mind might be a bigger problem than the gluten. 


33:15 – When “too healthy” becomes unhealthy and why we sometimes stick with something that doesn’t really work for us anymore. 


38:05 – The problem with getting ahead of the scientific evidence. Plus, why the truth about food and nutrition probably isn’t as exciting as some people would lead us to believe. 


45:35 – Does morally good = physically good? Why we associate feeling good with being “bad.” 


50:30 – The money and marketing behind nutrition: figuring out who really has your best interest at heart and why being an equal opportunity skeptic might be good for your health. 


56:19 – Are we addicted to health? What holistic health really is, How Alan finds balance in his own life, and what he’s up to next! 


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Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness.