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Hollywood Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich and his co-hosts nail down the skinny about everything health, diet, and fitness. Get fit. Get inspired. Get entertained.
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Jan 30, 2017

: Episode 749 - Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk psychics, Charles Manson, and bring on health expert Jimmy Moore to talk intermittent fasting on this Monday edition of the show. 

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PSYCHIC 

  • Vinnie is gonna get a psychic reading done per Anna's request
  • Anna had hers done and it was creepy good
  • Vinnie thinks you can find all info about someone on the internet

JIMMY MOORE

  • Famous for "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"!
  • Hosts cruises and the like for low-carb folks
    • Vinnie can't attend because he gets sick
  • Check out Jimmy's new book below!
  • Jimmy used to be over 400 lbs
    • Now, he is 6'3" and a healthy weight
  • He re-started his weight loss journey after a stall using intermittent fasting

INTERMITTENT FASTING

  • Highly individualized for each person
  • Can help kickstart metabolism and help those with metabolic syndrome 
  • Jimmy finds that days when he eats more than 2 meals he falls out of ketosis
  • IF can allow ketone production to ramp up
  • Jimmy personally will do multi-day fasting as well which he does not find difficult because he is so incredibly fat adapted
    • This is not the right decision for everyone - some people need it more than others, and some can handle it better than others
  • You CAN be in ketosis often without doing IF
    • You CAN lose weight without IF
      • It just might be slower

 
The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting

Jan 28, 2017

: Episode 748 -  Bikini model competitor Rachel talks to Vinnie about NSNG lifestyle and competitive running and bikini modeling. 

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RACHEL ERB

BIKINI MODEL 

Please visit vinnietortorich.com for fuller show notes.

 

Jan 27, 2017

: Episode 747 - Brain cancer expert, Adrienne C. Scheck, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology at Barrow Neurological Institute, joins me to discuss fighting brain cancer with fats and a ketogenic diet.

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ADRIENNE SCHECK

FIGHTING BRAIN CANCER

 

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Jan 25, 2017

: Episode 746 - Podcast luminary John Lee Dumas (The Mastery JournalEOFire, PodcastWebsitesFree Podcast Course) joins Vinnie Tortorich to talk about starting a successful podcast, how to master your future, and being an entrepreneur. 

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JOHN LEE DUMAS

MASTER YOUR FUTURE

 

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Jan 23, 2017

: Episode 745 - Vinnie & Anna talk to new sponsors Cassie Green and Gary Stephens, founders of Green Grocer, about sourcing the highest quality bone broth (chicken and beef). Vinnie & Anna also answer NSNG Facebook group questions about overcoming the diet mentality and fear of eating fat.

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QUALITY BONE BROTH

OVERCOMING FEAR OF FAT

 

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Jan 21, 2017

: Epsode 744- Dave McCourtney joins Vinnie Tortorch this Saturday to discuss fitness for hunters and eating well while on the go.

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DAVE MCCOURTNEY

FITNESS FOR HUNTERS

 

Jan 20, 2017

: Episode 743 - Michael Galinsky, cinematographer, director, and producer joins Vinnie Tortorich this Friday to discuss Galinsky's film on Dr. Sarno, All The Rage, and the two talk about emotions and pain, as well as some of Galinsky's other films.

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MICHAEL GALINSKY

ALL THE RAGE

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Jan 18, 2017

: Episode 742 - Vinnie Tortorich calls customer service for pure-fitness-vitamins.com, and debunks the myth behind weight loss pills. 

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

EAT HAPPY

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Jan 16, 2017

: Episode 741 - Vinnie and Anna speak with special guest author Dr. Cate Shanahan about her new book Deep Nutrition, dietary fat, protein powders, the genesis of the low-fat movement, and much more.

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EXERCISE

DR. CATE SHANAHAN

GENESIS OF THE LOW-FAT MOVEMENT

For the full podcast notes, please visit vinnietortorich.com.

 

Jan 14, 2017

Episode 740 - Vinnie explains the science behind zone 2 training with listener Drew who has had significant improvement in his speed and endurance with it.

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DREW HARDIN

 

ZONE 2

 

For complete show notes, CLICK HERE to see the episode post on VinnieTortorich.com

Jan 13, 2017

: Episode 739 - Adam Carolla joins Vinnie Tortorich today to discuss Adam's new book, health and fitness, sharing information, and more! Listen to a podcast with the man responsible for the "Carolla Effect".

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ADAM CAROLLA

  • Did Windy City Heat with Jimmy Kimmel 
    • It is a cult classic
  • Adam helped get this podcast off the ground
    • "The Carolla Effect" 
  • Adam believes in the sharing of information
    • This is why he has Vinnie on his show about health and fitness
  • He is also a huge fan of cars, just like Vinnie
    • Adam is even half Italian 
    • "Vroom Vroom Crowd"
  • Made a documentary!
  • Adam is good at doing what he sets his mind to
    • Made a podcast, written plenty of books, made documentaries, restored cars, etc.
Jan 11, 2017

: Episode 738 - Vinnie & Andy talk about bad vs. good customer service and an angry customer service call Andy received at Pure Vitamin Club that was meant for another company!

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FLAPPERS

  • Special guest Gina Grad
  • Check out Vinnie on the 15th
  • Chris Laxamana will be there
  • At Flappers in Pasadena
  • One of Vinnie's big talks
  • Andy will be there

GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Pure Vitamin Club has a new toll-free number and Andy answers all the call himself right now - very good customer service!
    • Sometimes Chip (Dylan) will answer them
  • Eventually we will likely have to hire others
  • Andy likes to give people the resolution they are looking for 
  • Andy got an angry phone call from someone who was charged $190 and didn't want the product anymore
    • Turns out, HE CALLED THE WRONG NUMBER!
    • Andy remained calm and nice 
    • DO NOT buy from Pure Fitness Vitamins
      • It is not even a vitamin company
      • Scam

 

 

Jan 9, 2017

: Episode 737 - Vinnie explains his simple workout 101 plus he and Anna answer several Twitter questions about stevia and zero-calorie non-soda drinks.

A YEAR OF CELEBRITY DEATHS

AMAZON WINNER

FROZEN SALTED EDAMAME

ZERO-CALORIE NON-SODA DRINKS

WHAT ABOUT STEVIA?

VINNIE’S SIMPLE WORKOUT 101

If you'd like to see more detailed notes for this episode, please CLICK HERE to go to the episode on VinnieTortorich.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Vinnie's Big Fat Show at Flapper's in Burbank, CA, featuring Gina Grad from 100.3 The Sound and the Adam Crolla show and podcaster Chris Laxamana

Jan 7, 2017

Episode 736 - Listener and repeat-guest Aaron joins us to talk about the food industry and his interesting experience visiting a food processing plant during one of his masters classes.

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Villa Cappelli Olive Oil - Use promo code "VINNIE"

Pure Vitamin Club

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Vinnie's Big Fat Show at Flapper's in Burbank, CA, featuring Gina Grad from 100.3 The Sound and the Adam Carolla show and podcaster Chris Laxamana

Jan 6, 2017

Episode 735 - Frequent guest and Certified Diabetes Educator Nicole Recine, RN joins Vinnie to talk about how all cholesterol is good, kids and NSNG, and Type 2 Diabetes 101

(3:30) - Nicole does consultations on for help with blood sugar regulation, diabetes management, fine-tuning NSNG, cholesterol testing, etc.

  • Vinnie enjoys plugging her services because Nicole does specialty consulting that Vinnie doesn't do

(10:00) - Nurse Practitioners (NP's) can prescribe medicine and get much of the same training as MD's do. 

  • In their specialties, NP's might even know more that the typical doctors

ALL CHOLESTEROL IS GOOD

(12:15) - Cholesterol is not bad. All cholesterol is good except when the particles become small and dense.

  • Small and dense cholesterol particles get embedded in the lining of arteries and cause plaque buildup
  • This happens when someone becomes metabolically damaged by inflammation
  • Inflammation is caused by sugars and grains
  • Children need cholesterol for their brains to grow properly.
  • By telling kids to have a low-fat diet and eat sugars and grains, you are only promoting obesity and metabolic syndrome as well as preventing proper growth of their brain
  • There are studies that show that people who eat low-cholesterol diets wind up having more heart disease
  • There are also studies that show women who live longer have higher levels of cholesterol, so cholesterol may be protective

(16:00) - LDL cholesterol is often categorized as "bad cholesterol" and HDL cholesterol is indicated as the "good cholesterol"

  • Doctors are telling people to lower LDL cholesterol by cutting down fat
  • Doctors are looking at the diagnostic results and just trying to put people in a range on the chart which has nothing to do with the reality of their health
  • Doctors automatically want to put patients on a statin if there LDL cholesterol is over 100 but don't really understand why.
  • Doctors don't know how to read the detailed cholesterol panels and therefore won't order it
  • Vinnie recommends telling your doctor to order it anyway and give it to you, then bring it to someone like Nicole Recine RN, Dr. Jeffrey Gerber, Dr. Eric Westman, etc to read.
  • Nicole is the easiest to get a hold of :-)
  • Nicole charges $75 for a 30 minute session to go through the detailed cholesterol panel and give recommendations
  • watch movies like Statin Nation

For more show notes, click HERE

 

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:

Villa Cappelli Olive Oil - Use promo code "VINNIE"

Pure Vitamin Club

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Vinnie's Big Fat Show at Flapper's in Burbank, CA, featuring Gina Grad from 100.3 The Sound and the Adam Carolla show and podcaster Chris Laxamana

Jan 4, 2017

: Episode 734 - Vinnie & Andy talk about the difference between white-labeling vitamins and Pure Vitamin Club (PVC) as well as the reason for using 4 types of magnesium instead of just 1 in a magnesium supplement.

PEOPLE ASSUME

(2:15) - Often, people assume that Vinnie's vitamin is white-labeled and that just uses his audience to sell someone else's product.

  • White-labeling is very common and even some of close friends ask him if that is what he is doing with Pure Vitamin Club

(4:35) - One of Vinnie's friends noticed that when he started taking Pure Vitamin Club vitamins, is pee was not fluorescent-yellow like when he takes other vitamins.

WHITE LABELING

(5:10) - White-labeling is a common practice where people put their own brands on generic products

White-labeling is a very common practice where people essentially just slap their own label and their own brand on generic products - Andy Schreiber

 

 

 

 

  • Very common with makeup and hand-creams and things like that
  • Vinnie relays the story of when he was at the mall and there was a huge line for Kylie Jenner's makeup store. One of Vinnie's makeup-artist friends claims that Kylie Cosmetics is white-labeled
  • Many doctors have their own skincare labels and it's often the same as Jergens lotion but charge much more for it.

(12:00) - Pure Vitamin Club vitamins do not turn your urine yellow because they are more readily absorbed by the body.

We don't give you more of anything than your body can absorb - Andy Schreiber

 

 

 

MAGNESIUM

(12:45) - Magnesium is not just magnesium

  • Pure Vitamin Club for different types of magnesium in their magnesium supplement:
    • Magnesium Glycinate
    • Magnesium Taurate
    • Magnesium Carbonate
    • Magnesium Citrate
  • Magnesium Citrate - the cheapest and most common form of magnesium, often used in laxatives because it has the strongest laxative effect, followed by magnesium carbonate.

(15:15) - PVC magnesium is much more gentle than most magnesium supplements because it is well-balanced and not dominated by magnesium citrate

(17:00) - Vinnie and Andy work hard to make PVC vitamins the best they can possibly make it

  • Many of Vinnie and Andy's business friends tell them they should charge much more for the vitamins
  • Vinnie and Andy want to make the vitamins affordable. They are profitable, but not designed to screw the customer
  • They are in the business of helping people

EAT HAPPY

(20:45) - By Anna's book Eat Happy

  • Anna learned how to do food photography and took all the photos for the book herself!
  • Anna also personally invented, tested and perfected the recipes herself. She didn't pull them off the Internet

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Vinnie's Big Fat Show at Flapper's in Burbank, CA, featuring Gina Grad from 100.3 The Sound and the Adam Carolla show and podcaster Chris Laxamana

Jan 2, 2017

: Episode 733 - Happy New Year! Vinnie & Anna talk about new year's resolutions, some recent NSNG shakes and meals, the infamous Vagina Weightlifting Contest, and bad nutritional advice to the military.

AULD LANG SYNE

(3:15) - Auld Lang Syne - Confusing song and nobody really knows what it means, but we'll be playing it anyway.

(6:00) - Anna Vocino's book Eat Happy is doing well. Thank you to all the listeners who are buying the book and recommending it to your friends.

  • The days of not knowing what to cook for NSNG or low-carb meals are gone. Also gone are the days of eating fat-free Snackwells and garbage like that.

CRAVINGS SELF-DENIAL

(13:30) - Vinnie talks about how people in the 80's and 90's would begin to crave sugar in the middle of their aerobic exercise.

  • After they were done, they would eat a cookie or a muffin to replenish their glycogen.  
  • Doing this regularly causes the brain to begin associating low glycogen with eating a dessert. 
  • After awhile people would skip the aerobics and just go get their treat in their tights and scrunchies.
  • Then, people would attempt to lose the extra weight they gained by denying themselves the sweets, (but the sugar cravings remain)
  • Self-denial is not sustainable and leads to disorders

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

(16:40) - New Year's Resolutions

  • December phone consults are very booked because people are preparing for their resolutions
  • Vinnie doesn't like resolutions or any kind of decree where you say you're going to make an extreme change on Monday because they generally don't stick.
  • Start working towards Monday instead of blowing it out until Monday...

Anyone who's going to keep eating like an idiot all the way through the weekend and just cramming food in because they think they're going to start something on Monday, I have news for you, by Tuesday you're going to fail.

 

 

 

 

  • Forcing things is where you're going to trip yourself up. 
  • Bring it on easy, break into it. Don't go cold turkey. That will feel too restrictive and will lead to failure

NSNG MEALS AND SHAKES

(24:45) - Since it's been cooler out, Vinnie has been making his NSNG shake HOT

  • If you throw your raw veggies into your vitamix and let them spin on high for a few minutes, they get hot. They're not cooked, per se, but they are hot
  • Today, Vinnie put in broccoli, cauliflower, water, bone broth until hot. Then he put in some turmeric, Tabasco, and salt-and-pepper. Then, once it's hot he added some Villa Cappelli olive oil and a splash of cream at the very end, all poured into a big giant mug
  • Basically, it was a puréed soup
  • Tons of energy

(28:20) - Anna's NSNG food today...

  • Got up at 6:30 AM and had some "bulletproof" coffee with a teaspoon of coconut oil, a teaspoon of MCT Oil, and some cinnamon whipped in.
  • At 11 AM she had a grass fed beef patty spiced up with salt and pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, sautéed onions and pickles over some lettuce, with Eat Happy balsamic vinaigrette and 2 pieces of bacon for lunch.

(30:10) - Vinnie talks about is omlette recipe where he beats the eggs in the Vitamix and mixes in a little half-and-half, puts it in a hot skillet with some cooked pancetta, some grated cheese and then some fresh avocado just before he folds it over.

  • Anna recommends sautéing a little onion or shallots into the pancetta grease before putting in your eggs

AMAZON WINNER

(33:00) - Vinnie and Anna announced the Amazon winner

  • She will win a black F#&K Quinoa T-shirt
  • You can get in the running to be the Amazon winner by purchasing products on Amazon using the Amazon banner link on vinnietortorich.com

(36:00) - A lot of people wanted the Favorite Breakfast Scrambled Eggs limited T-shirt after it was no longer offered but they will not be sold again.

  • The same is going to happen with the F#&K Quinoa limited edition T-shirt, so get them what you can.

VAGINA WEIGHTLIFTING CONTEST

(39:30) - Vinnie relays a funny story about him asking a porn star to be in his Vagina Weightlifting Contest

  • Vinnie wanted to have a "Vagina Weight Lifting Contest" a few years ago because there was a gal on the Internet who would pick up things with her vagina using kegel exercises (Kim Anami). Vinnie & Anna had some funny sashes made for it but nobody was interested in participating.
  • Vinnie & Anna want to invite Kim Anami to the studio to do some demos and an interview

BAD NUTRITIONAL GUIDANCE TO THE MILITARY

(52:00) - A friend at Travis Air Force Base sent some pictures of the very outdated and incorrect recommended meal plans from the nutritional clinic

  • Generally, they are very low-fat/high carb
  • Very depressing and sad meal plan
  • Lifestyle recommendations are made to lower cholesterol

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:

Villa Cappelli Olive Oil - Use promo code "VINNIE"

Pure Vitamin Club

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Vinnie's Big Fat Show at Flapper's in Burbank, CA, featuring Gina Grad from 100.3 The Sound and the Adam Crolla show and podcaster Chris Laxamana

 

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