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October 23, 2017

Paleo ketogenic with Dr. Sarah Myhill

Dr. Sarah Myhill is an accomplished physician and the author of multiple books, including her new book The PK Cookbook, which focuses on the paleo ketogenic diet. Dr. Myhill views this paleo-ketogenic diet as the starting point for treating many medical conditions.

Dr. Myhill explains that we live in a world where we are driven to eat because of addiction, comfort eating, and convenience. Though these vicious cycles can lead to a downward spiral, we can correct it through thoughtful and healthy eating. The difficulty lies in convincing people to make the change, as they can’t always see the bigger picture.

With the paleo ketogenic diet, you can eat anything; it’s all about the amount. Certain foods with less than 5% carbohydrates are ideal, as it is difficult to overeat on those foods. This includes foods such as green vegetables, some nuts, and avocado. With other foods, one must be somewhat cautious and other foods are safer to avoid, especially if you are easily addicted to food.

Dr. Myhill discusses the distinction between good fats and bad fats. Cooking with saturated fats is better because they retain their shape. Oils are liquid at room temperature and are curvaceous. When heated or hydrogenated, they can flip into a trans fat, which can be detrimental to one’s health. Dr. Myhill recommends cooking with saturated fats and using oils cold.

Dr. Myhill’s book, The PK Cookbook, also includes a recipe for paleo-keto bread where linseed, water, and salt are the only ingredients. This is critical for those who might otherwise avoid the paleo-keto diet because of their love for bread.

To connect with Dr. Sarah Myhill or to learn more about The PK Cookbook, visit


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October 16, 2017

Activated charcoal for health and beauty with Britt Brandon

Britt Brandon is a certified personal trainer, nutrition specialist, and author of Activated Charcoal for Health. In this book, Britt explains that activated charcoal is a natural agent that offers many health benefits throughout daily life. Though it is regularly available, it is not yet readily used.

Britt describes activated charcoal as a granulated powder, though it can be used in a variety of forms. The key is to purchase it from providers that sell quality versions of the product. Though there are ways to make it at home, Britt would not recommend doing so.

Activated charcoal is so useful because of its propensity to cling to things and its ability to act as a cleansing agent. It binds to anything that is a chemical or a foreign body and flushes it from the body. Britt notes that it is important to consume charcoal at appropriate intervals to ensure that any supplements or medication you take are not flushed as a result.

The book details many of the benefits and uses of activated charcoal. First, activated charcoal is especially helpful in improving cholesterol levels and preventing heart disease, as all toxins are removed from the body and it is able to operate in an optimized state. Activated charcoal can also help to improve cognitive function, remove stain deposits on teeth, and minimize varicose veins, just to name a few.

A charcoal detox is another topic of discussion. While this can be helpful, it needs to be implemented hand in hand with other healthy lifestyle implementations such as a cleaner diet or more physical activity. It cannot be used as the “end all, be all,” but rather used in addition to healthy everyday choices.

To connect with Britt Brandon or to learn more about Activated Charcoal for Health, visit or send her an email at


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October 9, 2017

The alzheimer’s solution with Dr. Dean Sherzai

On episode 280 fo the 40+ Fitness Podcast, we meet Dr. Dean Sherzai and discuss his new book, The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age.

The Seven Stages on the Road to Dementia

  • Preclinical
  • Milde decline
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Mild to moderate dementia
  • Moderate to severe dementia
  • Severe dementia
  • The final stage of dementia

The four pathways to Alzheimer’s

  • Inflammation
  • Oxidation
  • Glucose dysregulation
  • Lipid dysregulation

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)

BDNF is a growth factor, which are proteins that stimulate existing cells, promote brain cell growth, and also maintain health of mature neurons.  THey are like fertilizer for neurons.  Aerobic activity has been shown to increase the synthesis of BDNF.

The NEURO Plan basics

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Unwind
  • Restore
  • Optimize

To learn more about Dr. Dean Sherzai and his book, The Alzheimer's Solution, visit

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September 25, 2017

Get healed with Dr. Robin H Miller

Dr. Robin Miller is the author of the new book entitled Healed: Health and Wellness for the 21st Century. Dr. Miller believes there is not a pill for every ill. With this perspective, she began her integrative medicine practice with a focus on getting to the root of her patients’ problems, rather than just treating symptoms. Dr. Miller believes that if we want to be truly well, it is essential to have a strong partnership with a provider who will help you figure out how to be healthy long-term.

Dr. Miller mentions that there are several things people can to do ensure they get the most out of a doctor visit. These include:

1. Be organized – make a list of what you want to discuss
2. Be honest and open
3. Be ready to change

Dr. Miller also discusses 12 QEDs for being well. They include:

1. No more dieting. Develop new eating patterns and eat foods to keep you healthy and fit for a lifetime.
2. Weigh yourself. Be accountable to yourself.
3. Move. Even walking a little bit is moving.
4. Stop drinking your calories. Drink water instead.
5. Eat consciously.
6. Meal-timing. Consume a greater amount of calories in the morning versus the evening.
7. Eat at home.
8. If you have trouble doing it on your own, do it with a friend.
9. Go slow. Try to lose one pound per week.
10. Make reasonable goals.
11. Hunger is your friend. Try drinking a glass of water when hunger strikes.
12. Remember that you are in charge. Have faith in yourself.

Dr. Miller also speaks about the benefits of ballroom dancing, which include physical fitness, an improvement in posture, and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dance also has many social benefits, which can also help to improve social anxiety and longevity.

To connect with Dr. Robin Miller or to learn more about Healed, visit


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August 14, 2017

Whole Motion with Derek Beres

Derek Beres is an accomplished fitness professional and the author of the new book entitled Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body for Optimal Health. In this book, Derek shares the interconnectedness and importance of exercise for not only one’s body but also the mind.

A healthy body is one that moves well and stays in homeostasis as much as possible. One way to achieve this to explore a range of ways to move. Continuing to move in new ways keeps both the mind and body sharp. In addition, when we focus on learning good form and use the power of muscle memory to maintain that proper form, we set ourselves up for success.

Derek also highlights several beneficial programs or concepts mentioned in the book, including:

  1. A regeneration program that assembles three basic principles of exercise that many don’t incorporate into their day to day routine, including getting up and down without pain.
  2. Using tabata as a way to get one’s metabolism and heart rate up in a short burst.
  3. The importance of interaction and relationships among those in group classes and the fitness community as a whole.

Derek also emphasizes the importance of living the present and enjoying what we do. When we engage in workouts, it is important to stay focused on what we are currently doing to maintain proper form, but also to maintain the interconnectedness of the mind and body, which yields great results for our overall health. Avoid distractions such as texting between sets or even during workouts.

To connect with Derek Beres or to learn more about Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body for Optimal Health, visit


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