59 - James Marin: Bettering Your Health with Environmental Nutrition
Release Date: 01/29/2020
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are raised and killed for consumption every year, just in the United States. The more people consume meat, the higher the demand, and the more animals are exploited and slaughtered. But why do we tend to only eat certain kinds of meat? Why are more of us at the same time the ? Today’s guest shares some insight into this phenomenon, which she has coined . Dr. Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, , and vegan advocate behind the concept of carnism. She’s also a and recipient of the prestigious . Tune in to hear Dr. Melanie Joy...info_outline 71 - Understanding Your Gut and Raising Healthy Children with Dahlia Marin
Looking at Dahlia Marin now, you never would have guessed she grew up unhealthy. Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, polycystic ovarian syndrome, obesity, high cholesterol, and prediabetes at 17, Dahlia’s overwhelming health issues led her to pursuing a degree in nutrition and ultimately healing herself. She met her husband, James, in school and together they developed a plant-based practice to holistically treat their patients. Dahlia is an expert on gut health and raising healthy children from infancy onward. In this episode, we take a scientific deep dive into gut health, managing the...info_outline 70 - 3x Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Mitts
Growing up, Heather Mitts Feeley juggled soccer balls. Now, she’s juggling three kids under the age of 6 and just as many advocacy projects. A three-time Olympic gold medalist for Team USA, Heather talks in detail about getting into soccer, her Olympic experience, and how she was part of the first wave of professional women soccer players who began pushing for equal pay. We also dive into her home life—what it’s like raising three young kids and navigating a marriage when your spouse isn’t vegan. Whether you’re a sports fan or need some family-friendly meal tips, everyone has...info_outline 69 - From Addict to Running Man with Charlie Engle
Charlie Engle has run across the Sahara. He’s served time in prison. He’s remained sober from a debilitating alcohol and drug addiction for 26 years. Most of us can’t relate to the feats Charlie has accomplished, but we can all learn from his experiences and his wisdom. In the time of COVID-19, we could all benefit from a bit of self-evaluation. Charlie’s advice is sound, attainable, and immensely helpful for anyone who is struggling to overcome a challenge or is simply stuck. Life is a collection of highs and lows and the space in between. It is both beautiful and painful, but we...info_outline 68 - Balance Your Hormones With Dr. Neal Barnard
Dr. Neal Barnard is back! Repeat guest (Episode 22), new information. We probe him for the groundbreaking and life-altering information included in his new book Your Body in Balance. It’s all about managing your hormones through plant-based nutrition because it turns out, our hormones affect our health way more than we ever imagined. Man, woman, adult, or child, this information is applicable to everyone. Listen in to start your journey to better health and to simply feel good again in your body. What we discuss in this episode: - Dr. Barnard’s latest book, - Recent...info_outline FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Dr. T. Colin Campbell on Killing Cancer and Chronic Disease with Plant-Based Protein
If a simple dietary change could limit the destructive effects of cancer, reverse chronic conditions, and heal your body, how quickly would you make the switch? We’ve all been touched by chronic disease, whether we’ve been personally diagnosed or watched a loved one struggle through an illness. has dedicated his career to proving that a diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence and that prevention is possible. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, where he also founded the...info_outline
Although food has incredible healing power, there is more you should be doing to take care of your body holistically.
Beyond helping his patients transition to a whole-foods, plant-based diet to fight disease and improve their guts, James Marin is an expert at bettering health from all angles, including by eliminating environmental toxins.
James is a Registered Dietitian and Environmental Nutritionist who, along with his wife Dahlia, specializes in preventing and healing diabetes, auto-immune diets, gastrointestinal treatments, and pediatric nutrition.
He says that there are three levels of health, all of which work together to keep your body working the way it’s meant to.
He joins Dotsie and Alexandra to explain the different levels of health, the impact the environment has on your body, and what you can do to ensure longer-term health.
You’ll hear his how he treats disease by focusing on the cause over symptoms, why it’s necessary for you to pay attention to GMOs and chemicals in your food, and why you need to be part of environmental activism.
Tune in to hear actionable advice that will empower you to take control over the entire picture of your health.
What we discuss in this episode:
- Is a low-carb diet the best option for Type II diabetics? Hear why James Marin believes treatment needs to go beyond limiting symptoms, plus the hidden dangers of a long term keto diet
- Are all sugars bad? The big difference between processed sugar and sugar you find in whole foods
- James’s plant-based food pyramid that makes it even easier to eat healthfully
- The three layers of health and why we can’t ignore the effects the environment has on our gut health
- Why a vegan diet on its own might not be healing your body, and how you can ensure you’re taking care of all three levels of health
- The secret to washing your fruits and vegetables if you want to avoid dangerous chemicals
- Breast milk as a medium to transfer data: What we’re putting into our bodies when we drink cows’ milk that has bioaccumulated PCBs and PBDEs
- The major difference between selective breeding and genetic modification -- and why the latter is so dangerous
- You can be part of the solution: What you can do to advocate for a healthier future
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