Overcoming Addictions with Plant Medicine – Gerard Powell – #650

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking to a guest who by all outward appearances had it all. A member of the “one-percent,” Gerard Powell made his millions from creating and selling multiple companies. But his life was a mess in many ways, and he battled multiple addictions.

In his new book, “Sh*t the Moon Said: A Story of Sex, Drugs, and Transformation,” he says, “My many addictions during those years—drugs, alcohol, sex—were certainly destructive to myself and damaging to the people around me. But if there was anything good about that behavior, it would be the fact that I was seeking a different state of consciousness. I was seeking it in all the wrong places, but at least I was a seeker.”

Through plant medicine he mapped a psycho-spiritual path that helped him overcome his addictions and achieve lasting peace. Today, Gerard shares his journey and life-changing experience with ayahuasca—as well as how he now brings what he’s learned to others.

Gerard now is a consciousness thought-leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, which is a go-to destination for a spiritually awakening experience.

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Overcoming Addictions with Plant Medicine – Gerard Powell – #650



Sh*t the Moon Said


Key Notes

  • Gerry had a “very bad start” in life 00:06:45
  • How Gerry used plant medicine to heal 00:15:55
  • Does Gerry worry about mind control aspect of these drugs? 00:20:00
  • People can go crazy from meditation 00:21:30
  • Having visions during breathwork versus plant medicine 00:23:4
  • How do you come back from a trip like this? 00:25:00
  • Why Gerry doesn’t vote 00:30:30
  • How do you know you are “merging with your soul?” 00:32:15
  • What the skeptical science minds say about shamanic practices 00:34:00
  • You don’t have to do drugs! 00:38:30
  • The relationship between addiction and trauma 00:42:00
  • The breathwork that Gerry does 00:46:20
  • Is this really happening or is it a placebo? 00:49:30
  • What are “machine elves” 00:54:20
  • Do people like what they find when they do this work? 00:57:45

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What The Mycobiome Is & What You Can Do About Fungal Overgrowth

Most people understand the importance of a healthy gut microbiome for digestive health and overall wellbeing. But what about the mycobiome―the fungi that live inside our bodies? This podcast introduces this important component of the microbiome and explains how diet affects this population and how its balance or imbalance can make you feel. A poor balance of fungi can lead to weight gain, pain, bloating, low energy, and can even worsen symptoms for those with IBS or Crohn’s.

Good news: Gut fungi respond quickly and dramatically to dietary and lifestyle changes. Within 24 hours, you can remake your mycobiome—supporting a path to weight loss, better digestion, and more energy. Alongside this accessible gut science, my guest, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, author of the new book “Total Gut Balance: Fix Your Mycobiome Fast for Complete Digestive Wellness” outlines fast changes for fostering healthy fungi. In it, you’ll discover 7- and 20-day diet plans—with more than 50 dietician-tested recipes—to cultivate a thriving mycobiome as well as methods for tweaking your lifestyle for long-term gut health.

Dr. Ghannoum is a tenured professor and director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Educated in Lebanon, England and the United States, he received his PhD in microbial physiology from the University of Technology in England and an Executive MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He has spent his entire career studying medically important fungi and publish-ing extensively about their virulence factors, especially in microbial biofilms.

Over the past decade, Dr. Ghannoum recognized the role of the microbial community (both bacterial and fungal) in human health and published the first study describing the oral fungal community, coining the term “mycobiome.” He described the bacterial microbiome (bacteriome) and the mycobiome in HIV-infected patients and led the characterization of the interaction between bacteria and fungi as they relate to health and disease. In 2016, he published an opinion piece in The Scientist on the contribution of the mycobiome to human health and was consequently invited to speak at a number of meetings organized by the National Institutes of Health. He conducted a study characterizing the bacterial and fungal communities in Crohn’s disease patients that resulted in the first model of microbiome dysbiosis that implicated cooperation between bacteria and fungi in biofilms. This work resulted in a publication that received national and international coverage.

Dr. Ghannoum is also a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and a past president of the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas (MMSA). He has received many distinguished awards for his research, and in 2013, he was selected as “Most Interesting Person” by Cleveland Magazine. In 2016, he received the Rhoda Benham Award presented for his continuous outstanding and meritorious contributions to medical mycology from the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas and the Freedom to Discover Award from Bristol-Myers Squibb for his work on microbial biofilms. In 2017, he was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He continues to be a pioneer in the characterization of the human microbiome.

With over 400 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and six published books on antifungal therapy, microbial biofilms, Candida adherence, and related topics, Dr. Ghannoum continues to be a prominent leader in his field. The National Institutes of Health has continually funded his research since 1994, and he recently received a large NIH grant to study the mechanisms of bacterial/fungal interaction in intestinal inflammation, such as in colitis and Crohn’s disease. He has also consulted for many international pharmaceutical and biotech companies and co-founded multiple successful and profitable companies, including BIOHM Health, launched in 2016, that engineer products and services to address the critical role of the bacterial and fungal communities in digestive and overall health and wellness. BIOHM Health was just awarded the Science and Innovation Award by Nutrition Business Journal. Dr. Ghannoum lives in Cleveland with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

During this discussion, you’ll discover:

-The story behind Dr. Ghannoum coining the term “mycobiome”…7:40

  • Mycology is the study of fungi; mycobiome refers to the fungi in our gut and parts of our body
  • Focusing just on bacteria leads to overgrowth of candida
  • Showed through research that over 100 fungal species exist in a typical human mouth

-Why the human body benefits from having fungus inside it…10:15

  • We need fungi in our gut; good fungi, even candida in low doses, helps the body
    • Helps in breaking down, fermenting food
    • Candida or fungi at colonizer level cleans the immune system
  • Gut Report to test fungus levels in the body
  • Other microbiome tests examine the bacteria only

-What good and bad fungi are…14:18

  • It varies by the species
  • Saccharomyces boulardii and Pichia are good all the way around
  • The level of candida is the determining factor, good or bad
    • There are different strains of candida

-Signs and symptoms of a fungal overgrowth…18:32

  • Diarrhea
  • Allergies
  • Pain in the GI tract
  • Damage to gut lining results

-How biofilms protect the gut…21:38

  • Candida cooperates w/ E. coli and Serratia Marcescens (both pathogens) to make a biofilm
    • Plaque on teeth is an example of a biofilm
  • Organisms in the gut are not free-floating; they stick to the gut
  • Complex polysaccharides form around organisms; shields from drugs or immune cells
  • Biofilms are resistant to being broken down
  • Echinocandins inhibit the synthesis of the fungal cell wall:
    • Caspofungin
    • Micafungin
    • Anidulafungin

-How people get fungal infections…29:00

  • Immunocompromised patients typically have lots of antibiotics (killing useful bacteria and allowing candida overgrowth)
  • Goes through GI tract and attacks blood
  • Nurses and doctors are carriers
  • Surgery
  • Steroids exacerbate susceptibility to candida infections

-Differences and similarities between SIFO and SIBO…35:40

  • Similar symptoms
  • Nausea is more prevalent and severe in SIFO patients
  • Abdominal pain and gas is more prevalent in SIBO
  • SIFO patients grow candida
  • 19% of patients can have both SIBO and SIFO

-How popular diets may contribute to fungal overgrowth…39:05

  • Mediterranean diet:
    • Lots of grains, carbs, pasta (can encourage growth of candida)
    • Follow the diet, provided you consume alcohol in moderation (sugars are problematic)
  • Paleo diet may contain too little prebiotic content
  • Mycobiome diet is customizable to the individual

-What life looks like on the mycobiome diet…46:10

  • Goal is to limit growth of candida, and pro-inflammatory bacteria
  • People low in Vitamins A, B, C are vulnerable
  • Encourage beneficial bacteria (fibers, resistance starches)
  • Stop biofilms (harming gut lining and causing inflammation)
  • Cruciferous veggies are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
  • The best food can still result in imbalance in the gut
  • Lifestyle factors:
    • Exercise, walk, hike, etc.
    • Blood can divert from the heart, lungs during extreme exercise
  • No full-fat dairy
  • Herbs and spices that are particularly efficacious:
  • Supplements
  • Sample breakfast:
  • Sample lunch:
    • Lentil soup, spring onions, lemon, chicken
    • Salad w/ cucumber, spring onion, garlic, lettuce, salmon
    • Pistachios are great for the biome
  • Sample dinner:

-How to find a physician who is knowledgeable in treating SIFO…1:05:11

-And much more…

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode.

Resources from this episode:

– Book: Total Gut Balance: Fix Your Mycobiome Fast for Complete Digestive Wellness

BIOHM Health testing

Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals B-Lock for biofilms

Fiber and Colon Health On A Well-Formulated Ketogenic Diet: New Insights Question Its Role As An Unconditional Requirement

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Dr. Steven Gundry talks all about POOP

There’s a big mistake that most doctors make with their patients: We NEVER talk about poop.

That’s because this one topic can make people feel embarrassed, uncomfortable, and maybe even a little bit sick.

But poop is incredibly important for your health.

That’s why on today’s episode of The Dr. Gundry Podcast, I’m talking poop!

You’re going to hear answers to questions you might have always wondered about — but were too embarrassed to ask. So if you want to know what poop is made of, what healthy poop looks like, and why “floaters” are a sign of bad health, then you need to tune in to this episode.

I’m also going to teach you the foods you need to eat for healthy bowel movements, which foods you MUST avoid, and why one popular leafy vegetable is like a “ticking time bomb” for diarrhea.

So even if this topic makes you a little squeamish, don’t skip this episode — believe me, your “gut buddies” will thank you later.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The TRUTH about what’s in your poop — and what it can tell you about your health (1:45)
  • My “anaconda” method for recognizing a healthy poop (4:15)
  • What “floating poop” says about your diet — you might be missing THIS (5:30)
  • The surprising reason why most people quickly lose 4-5 pounds on a 3-day water fast (6:45)
  • The “backyard toxin” that’s threatening your fragile gut bacteria (10:15)
  • Why eating this one “health food” is like “swallowing razor blades” (12:30)
  • What traditional Africans knew about diet and healthy eating that Westerners didn’t (14:00)
  • The REAL number of bowel movements you should be having every day (16:30)
  • 3 simple (and cheap) additions you can make to your diet for bigger, smoother bowel movements (18:15)
  • Why this one trendy vegetable is NOT your friend (22:30)
  • The crazy reason why poop can make a lean person fat and a fat person lean (28:45)
  • How “crapsules” could be a game changer for children on the autism spectrum (31:00)
  • A simple reason why you don’t actually need a “toilet stool” for proper pooping (35:00)
  • The brain-boosting nutrient that’s abundant in this controversial breakfast food (36:00)
  • Why you might never need toilet paper again (seriously!) (38:15)

Mentioned on this episode:

The Plant Paradox

Human Microbiome Project

Denis Burkitt and the origins of the dietary fibre hypothesis

Alessio Fasano on gluten sensitivity and diarrhea

Study on autism and fecal microbiota transplants (FMT)

Unintentional weight gain from FMT

Choline and the brain

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

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32 Tips For Men And Women

Last year I spoke at an event called “A4M” in Las Vegas on how to increase testosterone naturally with no injections or hormone replacement protocols required.

I’m not against bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), but I do think one should explore as many natural alternatives as possible first. Or, for even more bang for the buck, pair BHRT with the tactics you’ll discover in this episode.

A4M, which stands for “The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine” is dedicated to the advancement of tools, technology, and transformations in healthcare that can detect, treat, and prevent diseases associated with aging. They promote the research of practices and protocols that have the potential to optimize the human aging process. The organization is also dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and practitioners, scientists, and members of the public on biomedical sciences, breakthrough technologies, and medical protocols through our advanced education entity: Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI). Their event in Vegas each year is, in my opinion, well worth checking out.

Recently, in two separate papers, testosterone therapy has gotten a bad rap (Testosterone and the Cardiovascular System: A Comprehensive Review of the Clinical Literature and Age-Related Low Testosterone), and been blamed as a culprit for coronary artery disease and stroke risk, but as I discuss in my podcast with Jay Campbell, this is simply not true. As a matter of fact, in Jay’s Testosterone Optimization Bible, he clearly lays out the research behind optimized testosterone levels improving heart health, optimizing cognitive function, combating Alzheimer’s disease, staving off bone loss, and much much more. My friend Carl Lanore also recently addressed some of this unfair testosterone vilification in Superhuman Radio episode #2451. Furthermore, as I explain in the introduction to this podcast, I recently began to use microdoses of testosterone cream (compounded by Dr. Craig Koniver) in the morning and evening to simulate the natural diurnal release of testosterone, and have noted a profound impact in my own energy levels and recovery (although this is not a strategy I endorse as a “band-aid” but instead the icing-on-the-cake for males in their late 30’s and beyond once all other foundational practices I outline in this podcast are established). Incidentally, my wife is now using progesterone from Dr. Koniver for similar purposes.

In this episode, I will review the key biomarkers for achieving peak male health, along with the most potent and effective practices for optimizing biological variables for men’s fertility and longevity. I will also unveil a host of little-known biohacks proven to enhance or restore peak testosterone and drive, along with how to practically implement a blend of ancestral wisdom and modern science to amplify sexual performance.

You’ll discover a multimodal approach to optimizing male sexual performance, learn how to identify key biomarkers to assess male health and get the best ancient practices and modern scientific strategies that enhance or restore men’s fertility and longevity.

Oh, and by the way, women need testosterone too, and all these tactics will work for the ladies as well. 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

-Research I’ve encountered since I last spoke on this topic on the podcast…2:00

  • Microdosing (transdermal application) testosterone cream (code BEN2020 at checkout to receive 15% off our products)
    • Simulates diurnal increase of testosterone (vs. a sudden increase via an injection)
    • Overseen by a knowledgeable doc
    • Morning and evening small amount of cream (not gel)
    • Working w/ Dr. Craig Koniver

-How to increase testosterone naturally with working out…12:43


Lift heavy stuff

Use long rest periods

Do forced reps

Use your legs

Avoid chronic cardio

-Notoriously missing nutrients that drastically affect testosterone levels…21:46


Vitamin D





-How to increase testosterone naturally with herbs…32:39

-Biohacking tools and tricks that actually work for increasing testosterone…40:51

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Red Light or Low-Lever Laser Therapy

Cold Thermogenesis

Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields


Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)

Stem Cells

-Mistakes you’re probably making that impact testosterone and fertility…51:03

Underestimating the nasties of plastic

Thinking “Avoid Chronic Cardio” Means “Don’t Move Too Much”

Eating too often

Thinking You’re Immune To EMF

Ejaculating Too Much

Ignoring The Power Of Sex

Eating Gluten

-Best ways to track and test male hormones…1:00:01

-And much more!

If you’d like this comprehensive list of resources from my talk at A4M in PDF format, click here.

Click here for the full written transcript of the original podcast episode.

Click here for the full written transcript of the fully updated re-released podcast episode.

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The Rocket

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– Book:  The Magnesium Miracle by Dr. Carolyn Dean

– Book: Body by Science by Dr. Doug McGuff

– Book: Estrogeneration by Anthony Gay

– Book: The Multi-Orgasmic Man by Mantak Chia

Book:  The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology by Nicolas Pineault

Airdyne bike


Primal Cold Jetpack

Pulse Center PEMF


My podcast with building biologist Brian Hoyer

Koniver Wellness

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Is “Dr. Google” ruining your health? Dr. Gundry chats with Dr. Will Cole

Dr. Will Cole is back!

Dr. Cole is a functional medicine expert and one of the few wellness gurus out there still seeing patients every single day.

This week, the bestselling author of Ketotarian stopped by the studio to talk all about his brand new book, The Inflammation Spectrum: Find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System.

We talk about the MOST effective elimination diets, one dangerous environmental toxin you’re probably exposing yourself to right now, and the surprising health hazards of a raw vegan diet.

You’ll even discover why the French seem to have such good health despite eating all those baguettes!

So tune in and learn the TRUTH about dieting.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why your friend’s successful diet probably WON’T work for you (1:20)
  • The four foods you should ALWAYS cut out on an elimination diet (7:15)
  • The “happy” compounds that make certain “danger foods” so hard to quit (11:05)
  • Two foods people NEVER want to give up (but they should) (12:00)
  • The 1 thing that may be holding you back from achieving your health and weight loss goals — no matter how good your diet is (15:00)
  • How to pull off a “rockstar look” while protecting yourself from this dangerous environmental toxin (16:30)
  • Five of the MOST common inflammatory foods (and why eggs are one of them) (19:45)
  • Why a vegan diet is NOT the optimal diet for human health (22:00)
  • The “healthy” raw vegetables that might be the source of your digestive discomfort (25:20)
  • Why the “carnivore diet” is so successful — AND why you shouldn’t actually try it (28:25)
  • The “office furniture solution” for boosting your cognitive function and productivity (36:50)
  • One common skincare product that may be disrupting your hormones and damaging your health (38:45)
  • Why Europeans can eat so much bread… yet suffer FAR fewer consequences (41:15)

Mentioned on this episode:

The Inflammation Spectrum: Find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System

Ketotarian: The (Mostly) Plant-Based Plan to Burn Fat, Boost Your Energy, Crush Your Cravings, and Calm Inflammation

The Plant Paradox

The Longevity Paradox

The effect of blue light on longevity (study synopsis)

Environmental Working Group Skin Deep project

Goopfellas Podcast

Dr. Cole’s official website

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Dave Asprey Hates Kale – here’s why

World-famous biohacker Dave Asprey is back on The Dr. Gundry Podcast.

And this time, he’s got a brand new book to talk about. It’s called Super Human, and it is absolutely PACKED with some of the most cutting-edge science about longevity out there (and makes a fantastic companion to The Longevity Paradox).

On this episode, Dave and I chat about the dangers of heavy metals, the energy-enhancing benefits of a good night’s sleep (and how to get it), and why bloodletting (yes, bloodletting) may not have been such a crazy technique after all.

So if you’re interested in how YOU can live to 180, or if you just want to learn some tips for living a longer, healthier life, then don’t miss out on this episode.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why 100 million American households may be at risk of MAJOR health problems (2:35)
  • One ingredient in gasoline that’s “1000 times more toxic than lead” (7:00)
  • How “dirty coal” ends up on your dinner plate (and the simple tips for protecting yourself) (8:10)
  • Why these “tiny power plants” in your cells are the MOST essential components of healthy aging (PLUS: The single best way to boost them to enjoy more energy right now) (13:15)
  • What might be “bleeding” into your bedroom every night — and how you can fix it for better sleep TONIGHT (17:05)
  • Why this simple morning technique can radically improve the health of your whole body (18:10)
  • How eating too much of this “healthy” food can increase your risk of mortality by 4x (21:00)
  • The “unhealthy” food that can provide more energy than sugar WITHOUT getting stored as fat in your body (25:15)
  • An “atmospheric” solution to killing bacteria and boosting your health: “It’s about to take the medical world by storm” (28:05)
  • That something you do thousands of times every day may be causing systemic inflammation — and the simple, $15 solution (31:30)
  • Why some people think “virgin blood” is an effective anti-aging remedy (38:10)
  • Why a common form of “bloodletting” can actually lead to a longer life (42:00)

Mentioned on this episode:

Super Human: The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever

The Longevity Paradox

Dave Asprey’s official website

Moldy Movie

Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks

95 percent of baby foods tested contain toxic metals, new report says

Mitochondria and energy production

A 65% increase in depression from street light

High protein diets increasing mortality risk

Chlorella and heavy metal detoxing

Protein misfolding as a risk marker for Alzheimer’s disease

Blood donation and mortality risk

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

Can your diet help you “age” backwards?

Carnivore Diet: Crazy delicious, or just plain crazy?

Dr. Mercola reveals: the truth about “keto fasting”

Biohacking — Bulletproof Style

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Introducing: The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook

If you’ve ever wondered how you can help your entire family follow The Plant Paradox diet plan, I’ve got exciting news…

My newest book, The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook, is PACKED with helpful tips, powerful stories, and 80 brand new recipes your whole family is going to love.

And to celebrate, I’ve recorded a special podcast “extra.”

On this episode, you’re going to learn 5 of the biggest myths about childhood nutrition, my tips for keeping your kids from eating too many sweets, and the one food you and your kids should NEVER eat for breakfast.

Learn all that and MORE by listening in — and be sure to preorder your copy of The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • My “one at a time” trick for getting your entire family onboard the Plant Paradox program (1:40)
  • Two of the most dangerous “healthy” drinks you can give your children (4:50)
  • The shocking “superfood” that may be driving an eczema epidemic among young children (6:30)
  • My “instant” secret for getting healthy meals on the dinner table fast (9:15)
  • Which healthy “building block” food you and your family are probably eating too much of (10:30)
  • Why “being nice” can actually hurt your child’s health (13:30)
  • The shockingly fattening breakfast food you should ALWAYS avoid (believe me — it’s NOT what you think) (17:45)
  • The “healthy candy” that’s as bad for you as it is for your kids (19:20)

Mentioned on this episode:

The Plant Paradox

The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook

Childhood growth and cancer risk

Fruit juice and cancer risk

Glyphosate in oat products

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

Yes, you CAN eat too much protein (it’s actually easy)

How this “warrior mom” saved her son’s life

“Cured” of Crohn’s Disease? How diet makes a difference

Diets, Eating Disorders, and Healthy Obsessions

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Dr. Steven Gundy Interviews “Lectin-Free Mama” creator Autumn Boyle.

Could something as “safe” as your HOME be making you sick?

In some cases, the answer is YES.

On this episode of the Dr. Gundry podcast, I speak with Autumn Boyle, creator of the blog “Lectin-Free Mama.”

After moving into a “starter house” with her husband seven years ago, Autumn began experiencing chronic fatigue, difficulty breathing, and a host of other health issues. 

Tune in to learn the EXACT source of her suburban nightmare, as well as how the right foods can help YOU “bounce back” from debilitating health issues.

You’ll also learn about the healing powers of a practice called neural retraining, and how to raise kids “Plant Paradox style” to help them grow healthy and strong.

On this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How pregnancy is often used as the “scapegoat” for more serious health problems (2:50)
    • The scary health hazard that likes to hide in basements (6:50)
    • Why a highly restrictive diet may actually be WORSE for you:  “I was doing everything right and I couldn’t get better.” (8:50)
    • Where your brain and your food sensitivities intersect (14:00)
    • How working out your BRAIN can help you heal your body (It’s kind of like the book, “The Giver”) (16:30)
    • What it’s really like to raise children on a Plant Paradox diet (22:00)
    • The weird ‘science experiment’ that can actually keep your kids healthy (24:30)
    • The secret to changing your child’s palate (yes, it’s possible!) (25:00)
    • What my 1-year-old grandson can teach you about nutrition (26:30)
    • My #1 piece advice for preventing asthma, eczema, and obesity in kids (28:30)
    • The shocking discovery I made while performing heart surgery on a child (29:00)
    • Why to serve plantains with your fish (32:00)
    • The “hide-it-in-soup” supplement proven to help kids do better in school (39:00)

Mentioned on this episode:

Mold poisoning


Neural retraining

The benefits of having a dog or cat

The benefits of DHA for children

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

Wellness blogger claims: THIS turned her Hashimotos around

Weight gain her doctor couldn’t explain — but she lost it ALL.

Dr. Gundry reveals: The secret life of lectins

Being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis changed her career… here’s how.

Is Your Dog The Best Medicine?

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Dr. Gundry shares how to enjoy the holidays the healthy way.

Welcome to the Dr. Gundry podcast! 

The holiday season is officially here… and you deserve to enjoy it to the fullest.

But historically speaking, a big part of the holidays includes eating foods that wreak havoc on our health.

That’s why indigestion, irregularity, and weight gain are so common this time of year.

The good news is, you don’t have to fall into the “winter weight gain trap.”

On this episode of the Dr. Gundry Podcast, I share my tips for enjoying the holiday season without sacrificing the lean, healthy body you want in the process.

On this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How much weight the average American gains between Thanksgiving and New Years. The answer is SHOCKING! (0:25)
    • The one thing to NEVER do before a holiday party (1:25)
    • The classic cocktail snack that is DEADLY for your gut (2:10)
    • Why I always look like I’m cutting the line at the buffet (3:40)
    • How I eat hard boiled eggs… for dessert (6:10)
    • The simple catch phrase to say to avoid feeling deprived (my wife Penny says this all the time!) (7:00)
    • Some good news if you like to drink at holiday parties (or just in general) (9:15)
    • The reason I didn’t drink, smoke, or toke at Yale… but still enjoyed myself at college parties (this applies to real-life adults too!) (11:20)
    • My “night owl” trick for preventing heartburn (12:45)
    • The #1 supplement you should take during the holidays (and on airplanes too!) (14:45)
    • The surprising cereal you CAN eat on the Plant Paradox program (16:10)
    • The LEAST important meal of the day (17:15)

Mentioned on this episode:


Vitamin D

The downsides of eating cereal 

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Holiday Eating Lecture Transcript

*The Dr. Gundry Podcast does not offer medical advice.

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Dr. Gundry interviews the the “Olive Oil Hunter” T.J. Robinson

Did you know olive oil is so good for you…

Many people in Spain and Italy take a shot of it every morning?

Yep, it’s true.

Olive oil — and I’m talking about extra virgin olive oil, specifically — is arguably the most nutrient-dense food you can put in your body.

Loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, this superfood can help promote healthy cholesterol levels, regulate your blood pressure, strengthen your immune system and so much more. 

In fact, it’s SO good for you, I tell my patients: The more, the merrier!

But not all olive oil is equal — and you’ll want to stay tuned to find out why. 

On this episode of The Dr. Gundry Podcast, I speak with the “Olive Oil Hunter” T.J. Robinson.

As the founder of the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club, T.J. imports flavorful, premium olive oil from all over the world to the United States year-round. 

During this episode, we discuss the health benefits of eating olive oil, and what you should look for when selecting an olive oil.

We’ll also talk about easy and delicious ways to incorporate this “nutrient powerhouse” into your diet.

On this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The seemingly benign thing that DESTROYS olive oil (Hint: It’s at most grocery stores) (11:00)
  • The equivalent to winning an Oscar in the olive oil world (14:15)
  • The shocking discovery UC Davis students found in 70% of store-bought olive oils (20:20)
  • The truth about the olive oil “mafia” (yes, it’s real) (20:30)
  • What “extra virgin” means when it comes to olive oil (21:15)
  • What your nose can tell you about a quality olive oil. (25:30)
  • How to set your table so you get the MOST nutrients from your food. (Hint: Italians do this out of habit.) (33:00)       
  • The “chef’s trick” for cooking with olive oil WITHOUT killing its nutrients (36:40)
  • Why size matters when it comes to purchasing olive oil (40:00)  

Mentioned on this episode:

The health benefits of olive oil

How light destroys olive oil

What UC Davis students discovered about olive oil 

The olive oil mafia 

Fresh Pressed Olive Oil Club 

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Stress is a good thing (for food, anyway)

Can your diet help you “age” backwards?

Brainwashed By Fruit? Your Plant Paradox Questions, Answered





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