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Nov 30, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Anna Vocino discuss minutia of many topics on this Angriest Trainer podcast.

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

  • Football teams: The Redskins
    • Vinnie thinks going after this name is too politically correct
    • Chiefs, Indians, Braves 

POLE DANCING

  • Don Coddington, billionaire, buys Vinnie random stuff 
  • What is empowering about pole dancing for fun?
    • Showing how sexy they are 
  • Vinnie is angry because of Cala-bitches 
    • We need more Serenas! 

LISTENERS

  • Dr Dan: Listener has lost 17 lbs in 7 weeks
  • Has changed his life -- he feels better 

VINNIE'S DAD

  • In the hospital for a bone-spur type surgery
  • He wants to be on the podcast instead of Marie! 
  • Vincent (Vinnie's dad) picks up cars, remakes them, etc.
  • He has eaten himself to death
  • His F150 looks like a 711

REAL STRENGTH MATTERS

  • These guys are funny Brits with a great (Vinnie's favorite) podcast 
    • Seb and Josh
  • When they saw Muscle Works they thought it was hilarious 
  • Their show talks to Olympians, nutritionists, Strong Men, etc.
  • Books for everything!
    • lots of things, however, are emotionally related 

KIDS

  • People treat kids like they are all the next big thing
  • Not every kid can be a pro athlete, an astronaut, a superstar 
  • We need accountants, customer service people, etc.
  • Fathers need to stop overestimating their children and pushing them (in relation to coaches)
  • Communist countries decide on children to train when they are ~5
    • We looked at this and found it barbaric
      • We are doing this now!!!
  • Take computers away from kids, let them use their imaginations or play with balls 
Nov 28, 2015

Welcome to the Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast, where Vinnie Tortorich speaks with listener Kory Seder.

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OLD PODCASTS

  • The cost of keeping them up was breaking Vinnie's bank
  • However, for a small fee ($2/month), you can go download them and listen to close to 500 episodes

KORY SEDER

  • Started listening around episode 10  
    • He gets something out of every show -- whether its knowledge or a laugh 
  • Type 1 diabetic -- diagnosed three years ago at the age of 33
  • He looks young because he eats sugars and grains!
  • Tried to grow out a beard to look older, nixed it
  • Switched from water to gatorade during an Ironman when he lost the cap to his gatorade and initially thought he was going to bonk, but didn't
    • He then realized after a bike time trial where he had a lot of sugar, sugar bad him feel really bad
      • Went to doctor, diabetes 
        • Initially diagnosed with type 2
          • Finally saw an endocrinologist who correctly diagnosed him with type 1 

HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

  • Kory had to fight to get an expert to see him
  • He knew what was wrong but was ignored until he pestered enough 
Nov 27, 2015

Christopher McDougall joins Vinnie Tortorich at the NESS conference to discuss Chris's works and running and reporting.

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WHO IS CHRISTOPHER MCDOUGALL?

  • Author, correspondant, reported on wars in places like Rwanda
  • Author of Born to Run , a book discussing the amazing athletic ability of a hidden tribe
    • This book hooked Vinnie -- hunt to talk to McDougall!
  • Also wrote Natural Born Heroes which Vinnie is also reading
  • http://www.chrismcdougall.com
  • Chris looks for what has lineage when he wants to find how to do something properly
    • "Chi running"-style running has the lineage, has the history that works
      • This is what tribes have done forever, and it keeps them healthy and allows them to run incredibly well and efficiently 

RUNNING SHOES

  • Running shoes are baloney for the most part
  • Running shoes wear out at the same place, proves that your running form needs to change 
  • flat soled sneakers tend to be better, minimalist-type shoes, if you run correctly 

MUSCLE WHILE RUNNING

  • Running is important but is not the only thing
  • Muscle allows your body to extend backwards, the power comes from the fascia 
    • look at MLB pitchers for instance!
    • "elastic strength"
  • Bruce Lee: "I always had my strongest punch with my left toe"
    • A punch starts in your left big toe 
  • Running comes from the hips, among other parts 
    • "Sacrum" - near your naval is the sacred center of your body
Nov 26, 2015

Nicole Racine takes Andy Schreiber's place and co-hosts this Wednesday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich.

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WHO IS NICOLE?

  • Trying to become a nurse practitioner
  • Already works with diabetics and is a nurse

LIFESTYLE CHANGE V BEING ON A DIET 

  • Vinnie never wanted to convey NSNG as a 'diet'
  • It is a lifestyle
    • It's not a "you can eat this much of this, none of that etc"
  • People fall into the grey area: potatoes ok? etc etc
    • Depends on the individual 
      • not supposed to get it right on day 1
  • "Vinnie Tortorich's No Sugar No Grains" on Facebook is a helpful tool
    • Vinnie does NOT reign over or monitor this group -- he did not make it, it is not his 
  • It isn't just lists, and that is what makes it great!
  • Try to avoid the mentality of a dieter 
  • Sweet potato fries, not the best! 
    • If you take a normal boiled sweet potato and have it with fish and veggies, you'll probably be good! However, if you caramelize it, it's a different story 
  • Just don't overload on carbs!
  • "Mindful eating"

CALORIE IN CALORIE OUT

  • Go check out Vinnie on Dr. Drew's show!
  • Exercise is a poor way to lose weight because after you work out, you want to eat : homeostasis 
  • Calorie in calorie out can really hurt you
    • 3% attrition rate of people who get weight off and keep it off
  • This does not work
Nov 21, 2015

Kristin Couture, a listener from Connecticut, joins Vinnie Tortorich on this Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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NEW JERSEY

  • Both Vinnie and Kristin have some bad feelings toward Connecticut
    • Too crowded, some rudeness
  • PLUS, Chris Christie is the governor... and that says something
  • Vinnie was in the airport and even the coffee was awful
    • Mafia-run

HOW NECESSARY ARE SUPPLEMENTS REALLY?

  • Kristin takes magnesium, and a probiotic, and omega-3
    • Is this enough? Is this a waste of money?
  • PVC was created so people didn't waste money and got the supplements they needed
  • Some supplements with bad stuff ARE a waste of money, but without the sand and silica and such, they are not a waste 
  • We can't get all of our nutrients from food so supplements really are important
    • Between preservation, diet, and how things are grown, no diet is perfect
  • There is an argument really for any supplements -- depends what each individual really needs
    • Just like how not everyone needs 8 glasses of water a day
      • Some people need 4, and some need 12!
Nov 20, 2015

On today's Friday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast, running coach Jason Fitzgerald joins host Vinnie Tortorich as they discuss the proper way to run to avoid injury and increase efficiency.

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INDIA TRIP

  • Pure Vitamin Club and NSNG in India right now
  • Vinnie, Andy, and Serena all there

JASON FITZGERALD

Nov 18, 2015

On this special Wednesday show of the Angriest Trainer podcast, Vinnie Tortorich speaks with Nicole Racine, a diabetes-informed nurse

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WHERE IS ANDY?

  • Andy isn't on the show today because he is working extremely hard!
  • Currently working on getting that magnesium supplement out 
  • Also trying to get visas and such together for upcoming trip to India (which actually begins the day this podcast is posted!)

WHO IS THE GUEST TODAY?

  • Nicole Racine!
  • Has a Saturday show, as well, but also knows quite a lot so Vinnie wanted to bring her on for more
  • Nicole is a nurse with a masters (studying to be nurse practitioners)
  • Certified diabetes educator
  • Once she gets stuck on a topic she can't stop researching it

CSPI

  • Founded by Michael Jacobson in the 70s
  • Been influences governments' food guidelines since then 
  • "Vegetarians for dummies"
  • Vendetta against salt, fat, sugar 
      • Best way to lower blood pressure is to lose weight and lower carb intake
        • NOT salt 
  • They have lots of lobbyists and such on their board of directors 
  • 2 scientists on the board, 15 lawyers, 5 marketing people, some lobbyists
    • Both scientists have exclusively done research on vegetarian and low fat diets

WORLD HEALTH ORG

  • They do not actually do the science
  • They just put out articles and such 
  • A team of 22 scientists did analysis where they looked at ~800 different studies and research that OTHER scientists have done 
    • this is flawed because they are not controlled, just observing experiments 
  • You can change your numbers to see what you want to see and correlate what you want to correlate 

HEALTH WASHING

  • CSPI decide what is healthy and then market the food like that 
  • Put labels on food products to make them seem healthy
  • Foods can be processed many ways to fit ANY label they want 
Nov 16, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino host this Monday podcast where they talk about sponsors, the Amazon Winner, & speak with Anthony Boyd about challenged athletes at the 508.

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TRIP TO INDIA

  • Vinnie has done some television and radio ads for his interviews in India
  • He and Serena are going very soon!
  • Gonna take ~24 hours to get there

TIM HARVEY

  • Amazon winner
  • Bought "Fresh Balls" and a Squatty Potty
  • Tim has lost 30 pounds in 6 weeks 
  • Won a t-shirt by clicking through Amazon banner on Vinnie's website before buying things on Amazon 

BIKING

  • Multiple people pedaling bike and pushing it up the grade only 15 miles in 
  • Interesting style of biking 
    • Includes challenged (quadri & paraplegic athletes)
      • 2 challenged athletes to switch off stages 
  • The guys rotate and all have to finish to ride for their 'team' to be considered completed 
  • Anthony Boyd was one of the non challenged athletes on the team
  • One athlete on the team could not control temperature well 
Nov 13, 2015

Dr. Ron Rosedale, nutritional and metabolic expert, joins Vinnie Tortorich on this special 2-hour Friday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast to discuss what to eat, when to eat, and how to control the big weight hormone that often allows sugar to kill us: leptin.

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WHO IS ROSEDALE?

  • Founder of schools for metabolic research
  • Researches diabetes, aging, leptin, insulin, one's metabolism,
  • Says a "disease is caused not by the breakdown of the part itself, but interference in the instructions to that part, a disruption in the unity of the whole"
  • The Rosedale diet
    • Believes NSNG is the way to go, although an apple or an occasional sweet treat will not kill you or be the cause of an issue 
    • Book here

LEPTIN AND DIET

  • Leptin, a brain hormone, controls when you eat, how much, and how full you feel
  • This hormone causes you not to burn fat as fuel
  • Therefore, one has to control one's leptin levels to help their metabolism 
  • Our high carb, low fat diet compared to other countries really hurts our hearts and diabetes and such

 

Read more: http://drrosedale.com/#axzz3rLnUaQBR
Follow us: @DrRosedale on Twitter | RosedaleHealthPlan on Facebook

 

Nov 11, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber discuss Vinnie's travels, and Serena's Javelina Jundred on this episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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VINNIE ON THE ROAD

  • Vinnie has been constantly traveling 
  • Being an ambassador for his own company 
  • 3 weeks ago in Princeton, last week visited Tallulah, Javelina 100

JAVELINA JUNDRED

  • Serena's longest race!
  • She just ran 100km !!
  • Started out with halfs, then marathons for a few years, then 50k, then 50 miles, now a 100k!
    • Started running seriously in her 40s -- hard work and determination and time has allowed her progress
  • Some people can progress quickly, but often those people get hurt
    • Best way to do it is to work up slowly 
  • She will be eating cheese, cold cuts, etc.

Anna's new website: annavocino.com

Nov 9, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Anna Vocino discuss the recent article posted which (wrongly) pushes that meat is bad and will kill you on this Monday's Angriest Trainer podcast.

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MIGRAINES

  • Both Tallulah and Lucy (Anna's daughter) get migraines
  • Coffee & aspirin/Advil does the trick
  • Both have prescription medicine
  • Diet changes may make a difference 

RUSSEL PETERS

  • One of the top comedians
  • Has a large Indian fanbase
  • Vinnie going to India soon!

CSPI

  • They will push anything through even if it is not true
  • This is an extended version of last Wednesday's podcast
  • Fathead by Naughton 
  • Trans-fats will stop your heart -- CSPI put this in your french fries 
    • Used to be cow fat
  • The panel did not give advice on red meat but did 'give warning'
    • "Long discouraged the consumption of processed red meat"
      • The sugar and grains lobby has been the one behind this all

UVA

  • Vinnie went to visit Tallulah in Charlottesville
    • Tallulah has gotten more in shape and joined the Ultimate Frisbee Team
      • They are the #5 women's college team in the nation 
    • Concentrating on sports and studies (and still having fun) 

HOW TO POLITELY REFUSE UNHEALTHY FOOD

  • Just say "No thanks"
  • If you make someone upset by being polite, that is not YOUR fault or your problem
  • Vinnie has put NLIL this year!
    • He feels liberated 
Nov 7, 2015

Alex White from Australia joins Vinnie Tortorich on this Saturday's Listener Question podcast!

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NEWSLETTER NEWS

  • No newsletter for awhile because Vinnie has been so busy
  • Working on new PVC vitamin
  • Been traveling and is now preparing for India Trip 
  • New newsletter soon!

ALEX WHITE

  • He found NSNG because his dad, who is a hardcore cyclist, is NSNG
  • Alex is 29, his father is 60
  • Alex is a butcher 
    • Much different than the propaganda videos portray it (much more humane in reality)
  • Cattle are a good example of the fact that carbs, and grain, make mammals fat! 

ARE PSYLLIUM HUSK DRINKS OKAY?

  • It is very fibrous
  • The amount of carb that is connected to it is cancelled out because of the fiber 
  • Vinnie always asks people: Why do you need psyllium?
    • All psyllium does is build up bulk in your bowels
  • Drinks like Metamucil tend to be bad because of sugar or artificial sweeteners
    • This is a no! 
  • If you do not need it, wean yourself off slowly to avoid constipation 
Nov 6, 2015

On this Friday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast, Vinnie talks to those in attendance for the National Endurance Sport Summit conference at Princeton University, at which he was a speaker.  Vinnie recorded his periscope performance, and here it is!

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Nov 4, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Wednesday cohost Andy Schreiber talk the latest news on meat and Pure Vitamins on this Angriest Trainer/Talking Fitness podcast.

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THE PROCESSED MEAT NEWS

  • New study was saying processed meats will increase your chance of colon cancer
  • Also said red meat is carcinogenic
    • Andy finds this silly 
  • CSPI has a lot of pull
    • They do not do experimentation -- they bully scientists and World Health Org
    • Same thing happened when Ansel Keyes was on a mission to get us to eat no fat and more carbs
      • There were holes in the science but he just wanted to push his own initiative/agenda
  • More about this on an Anna/Monday show coming up 
  • Bottom line is, if you are obese, you have a greater chance of dying than eating red meat
    • Although red meat still isn't a problem 
      • Look at the past! 

MCDONALD'S FRIES

  • They used to taste better because they used to use tallow
    • Beef fat 
    • CSPI had this changed because they didn't like the consumption of animals
      • Instead, it was changed to vegetable oil which becomes a carcinogen when heated to this level 

NRA

  • They have a lot of money from people like Vinnie who can't find trap shooting outside of the NRA 
  • The limiting of guns is giving more money to the NRA 
  • CSPI works the same way
    • There is no science in the "Center for Science for Public Interest"
Nov 2, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Anna Vocino present this Monday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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TRUMP

  • At least Trump is doing something with his money 
  • Anna wants Trump to stick around because it stirs up questions and actually helps the Democratic party
  • Vinnie just wants politicians to be honest 

NFL INTERVIEWS

  • Vinnie has had a few interviews with NFL players
  • Tom Brady doesn't feed his children fake food
  • Idea of a football player called "Metabolic Jones" or "Metabolic Syndrome" from Football University 

SQUATTY POTTY

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CRETANS

  • People of Crete did not eat bad foot -- high protein high fat
  • McDougal's book 
  • Vinnie has uploaded a bunch of books on his book list
    • Including Lee Childs, ultra books, etc
    • Audiblepodcast.com!! 

LISTENER QUESTION

  • Mark DeNio
  • All listeners should sign up on the forum on the website so you can ask questions too! 
  • Type 2 diabetic with a love/hate relationship with insulin
    • His sugar reading got to 479
    • He feels worse when his numbers are 120 or less (goals he should be shooting for)
  • Has lost some weight, and is taking medicine (Farxiga)
  • Seems his progress is coming from what he is not supposed to be doing
  • What should he be doing on NSNG if it makes him feel crummy but makes a difference to him?
    • They advise him to get to a doctor and don't mess around
    • Hard subject to tackle because Anna and Vinnie are not doctors and cannot give medical advice 
    • If you feel better at higher sugars, this is because your body needs professional help 
  • Dairy was hurting Anna when she was trying to avoid grain -- exacerbated her celiac 
    • She has to cut out foods that makes her sick 
  • People were reaching out with fibromyalgia, lupus, thyroid issues who were doing NSNG 
  • Anna has been healing herself after finding she was deficient with other vitamins
    • Going to go into ketosis to see what happens 
  • ALWAYS consult a doctor
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