My patients often tell me how confused they are about diet and nutrition. There’s so much conflicting information out there that people don’t know what to eat anymore. But, one thing’s for sure, the number of adults developing Type-2 Diabetes has spiked in recent years. There’s also been a rise in high blood pressure, cancers, and heart disease. And one in three Americans are now considered to be clinically obese. So what could be the cause? Well, the first place to look is your plate.
I’ve brought together highly regarded nutritionists and lifestyle experts to help us change our eating habits. You’ll hear some revolutionary ideas to help you stop eating your way to an early grave.
Dr. Shelly Sethi – What’s In Your Food?
An integrative medicine practitioner, Dr. Shelly Sethi is also a good friend of mine. She gives us all an eye-opener about what’s really in the food we’re ordering when we eat in restaurants. Dr. Sethi demonstrates the amount of hidden salt and sugar that’s in dishes you never would have suspected. For example, we talk about the hidden sugar in pasta dishes and the hidden salt in desserts. Then, take into consideration the sheer size of the portions, American or Texas size, Dr. Sethi calls them. The best way to control both the portions and content of your food is to make it yourself.
We all have busy lives and sometimes the idea of coming home and having to make a meal just feels like too much. But, Dr. Sethi explains how important it is and just how easy it can be. “I’m a parent of two little boys,” she says, “I have a full clinical practice. I cook 30-minute meals.” It’s all about getting comfortable in the kitchen and using spices and herbs for flavoring the food. To make things really fun and model healthy eating, get the kids to help out. Dr. Sethi tells me, “The thing that will save your family, and the well-being and health of your future generations even, is to start cooking healthy meals in the kitchen.”
Jimmy Moore – The Importance of Fat in Your Diet
Jimmy Moore is the author of Keto Clarity, which provides a breakdown of some of the more complex science that goes into the ketogenic diet. Jimmy is here to remind us of the importance of fat in our diet. He tells me, “ I think we’ve been fed a big fat lie, to be honest with you. Fats are actually a very essential element in our diet. People forget your brain is 70% fat.” And, he’s not wrong, fat is a very important component of a healthy diet. Jimmy and I talk about foods that are “good” fat versus foods that are “bad” fat. And, he shares how he pulled back from a diet that included 16 cans of Coke a day, to be in the best health he’s ever experienced.
Dr. Joel Kahn – Changing Your Food Ratio To Find A Healthy Balance
My friend, Dr. Joel Kahn, is the author of The Plant-Based Solution. Dr. Kahn advocates changing the ratio of plant to animal fat that we consume in a meal. He points to the amazing improvement in the health of the Finland population when, as a country, they embraced this philosophy. “Finland, had the highest heart attack rate in the world in 1970,” Dr. Kahn tells me, “They did, as a countrywide effort, more plants, less animals. The heart attack rate dropped 80% in five years.” Now let me assure you, Dr. Kahn is not saying you have to stop eating the foods you love, he’s just saying add more fruits, more vegetables, and cut back on the animal proteins, it’s all about balance. He shares how you’ll be younger and healthier within three weeks of making this change. Watch as Dr. Kahn points us down the path to living until 100.
Teri Cochrane – Becoming a Food Detective
My good friend Teri Cochrane is a nutritionist and integrative practitioner. She’s here to teach us how to become food detectives. Teri says a lot of foods look healthy and taste great, but there may be so many hidden ingredients, it’s more like the food is from a science lab. Teri tells me it’s super important to read labels and says one of her philosophies is, “Can’t read it, won’t eat it.” On the show, we examine a lot of beautiful, amazing food, food that anyone would think is a healthy choice. Teri breaks it down and points out the secrets to understanding what you’re really eating. “We have to become food detectives.” Teri says, “part of that is education, because education becomes empowering, and then we can pass it onto our kids.” Join me as Teri explains the importance of getting back to basics through the “Wildatarian” method.
Ann Louise Gittleman – Fat and Blood Sugar
With over 30 books about diet and lifestyle under her belt, Ann Louise Gittleman is one of the world’s foremost experts in functional and integrative medicine. In fact, the Cancer Control Society recently presented her with the Humanitarian Award. Ann agrees that it all starts in the kitchen, taking control of what you are consuming. Ann talks about the importance of reading labels, “You’ve got to read and see what the first five to seven ingredients are. That’s really what’s very key.” She also tells me that she agrees there’s a place in a healthy diet for fat and explains the importance. “We really need fat to stabilize blood sugar. It’s a major blood sugar stabilizer. A lot of people in this country have blood sugar issues.” Watch as Ann outlines the good fats that she says are essential to a healthy diet,and as an added bonus, she talks about the spices she regularly uses in her own cooking.
Dr. Shelly Sethi is a board-certified family physician with an emphasis on integrative and functional medicine. She practiced in conventional family medicine for over 15 years but felt frustrated by the lack of time to talk to her patients about the things that really matter and to provide them with the tools they need to make real and sustainable changes in their health. She decided that she wanted to practice a new kind of medicine.
Today, her and her team, including a health coach and culinary instructor, are here to guide and support you in achieving a balanced, healthy life. Learn more at drshellysethi.com
Ann Louise Gittleman
Continually breaking new ground in traditional and holistic health, Ann Louise is a top nutritionist who was years before Paleo, Paleo Plus, and Keto. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women’s health issues. She is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books on health and nutrition including diet, detox, women’s health, men’s health, perimenopause, menopause, beauty and the environment.
As one of the world’s foremost experts in functional and integrative medicine, Ann Louise holds an M.S. in Nutrition Education from Columbia University, has the title of Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) from the American College of Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. She has also served as the Chief Nutritionist of Pediatric Clinic at Bellevue Hospital and is the former Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, CA. She has won numerous awards, including The American Medical Writers Association Award for Excellence. Learn more at annlouise.com
Teri Cochrane decided to switch career paths after both of her children faced life-threating illnesses. Teri is an Integrative Practitioner and Certified Coach Practitioner. She has certifications and extensive experience in holistic medicinal practices. Teri has dedicated herself to ongoing research to get to the Root of the Root of each one of her clients. She's now helped to transform thousands of clients from states of illness and imbalance to living healthier and happier lives through her private practice. Learn more at tericochrane.com
At his core, Dr. Kahn, MD believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after his own commitment to a plant-based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist. He passionately lectures throughout the country about the health benefits of a plant-based anti-aging diet inspiring a new generation of thought leaders to think scientifically and critically about the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition.
One of the world’s top cardiologists, Dr. Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. He’d like all that to stop. He’d like to prevent ALL future heart attacks by breaking through to the public to educate and inspire a new holistic lifestyle. Now is the time to focus on educating the public to eat clean, sweat clean and apply cutting-edge science to their lifestyle. Learn more at drjoelkahn.com