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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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May 31, 2017

: Episode 828 - Andy & Vinnie talk about the new sublingual vitamin B-12 that PVC is launching on June 1st. Andy explains why they've had to go back to the drawing board multiple times.

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B-12

  • The new vitamin launch is JUNE FIRST!
    • That's right folks, for many of you, that is tomorrow! For some, it is already available!
  • They have been tweaking the sublingual B 12 vitamin right up until the last minute
  • Ran into some problems along the way 
    • Andy and Vinnie were told it would be impossible
      • They have done it!
  • One of a kind product 
    • By FAR the easiest type to take (just put it under your tongue)
May 29, 2017

: Episode 827 - Anna Vocino joins Vinnie Tortorich this Monday to discuss plane rides, Vinnie's public speaking gigs, Stories from the Sauna, and more!

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PLANE RIDES

  • Back in the day, people dressed nicely to fly
  • You'd pack a different outfit for the plane
  • Now, people wear whatever they want
  • Seats used to be bigger, etc.
  • Flying seems to be getting worse and worse, even in First
    • Not worth the cost to upgrade
  • Vinnie flies a lot with Andy
  • Plane boarding takes years
  • Too many carry ons - people have to check tiny roll ons 
    • People on the plane made such a huge fuss, it messed with Vinnie's whole flight

PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • Vinnie gave a speech to a bunch of Jewish women
  • Made a joke about Jewish people and bagels -- could have gone either way
  • Hard for people to understand you can give up grains but still eat the stuff that goes ON grains without using the grains as a vehicle
  • QUINOA IS BAD!!! 
    • we think quinoa is good for us because it tastes bad (lol!)
    • Ended up having someone argue that it is good and had to work hard to dispel that myth
May 28, 2017

: Episode 826 - Nurse Nicole drops by today to tell kids to stay away from all the giant soda & sweet drinks and not to believe the advertising about "natural" sodas; they're not any better!

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SODA

  • Soda is BAD for you! End of story!
    • Chalk full of sugar
  • Diet sodas with zero calories are full of chemicals, maybe even worse
  • "Natural" sodas still have a negative sugary effect
    • Really not better for you
  • Try La Croix, sparkling water, unsweetened iced tea instead!
    • Then, soda will start to taste gross and fake 
May 27, 2017

: Episode 825 - Podcaster, motivator, speaker and firefighter Jake Nawrocki, founder of Operation Self Reset, joins Vinnie to discuss how people can take control of their lives, achieve their dreams and make the world a better place, no excuses, no cop-outs.

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JAKE NAWROCKI

  • "Smokin' Hot" -Vinnie Tortorich
  • Has a show called Operation Self Reset
  • Grew up struggling with ADHD & LD
    • Had to find a way to channel his energy, take control of his life 
  • All about creating the best version of self
    • Already have it in you!
  • Looks at Case Studies, hot tips for success, etc.
May 26, 2017

: Episode 824 - Researcher, author, speaker and former vegetarian Zoë Harcombe PhD joins Vinnie to discuss how her extensive research on high-carb low fat (HCLF) diets turned up no evidence of their health benefits. In fact, just the opposite...

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ZOË HARCOMBE PHD

  • Obesity researcher
  • From the UK, a top researcher in the field
  • Wrote her thesis on dietary fat guidelines and how, quite frankly, they are BS
    • Study done poorly and to fit a narrative 
  • Dr. Harcombe holds three main tenets in regards to diet
    • Don't snack!
    • Limit carbs
    • Eat REAL food
  • Wants people to KNOW what they are putting into their bodies and what effects that food has
  • Obesity does NOT come from fat
    • Meta analyses prove this 
  • Humans did not eat grains or high contents of sugar until INCREDIBLY recently from an evolutionary perspective
  • Has many publications, makes appearances in the media 
May 24, 2017

: Episode 823 - Vinnie and Andy spend this episode in a bitch session, moaning and whining about how hard their lives are, about CONTENT, and how mean people can be on the Facebook pages (lol).

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BITCH SESSION

  • Andy and Vinnie have been traveling together non stop
    • No down time
      • Nice because the company is expanding, but also stressful!
    • Started with India
      • Hopefully PVC will reach India 
    • Just got back from NYC, last weekend was San Fran, two weeks before, Seattle
  • The amount of CONTENT requested has also been off the charts
    • Vinnie has blog posts, Youtube vids, 4.5 podcasts per week, etc. AND ALL FOR FREE!
      • The "free" part is rare
    • Twitter counts as content too
  • The FB page is not run by Vinnie but is independently under his name
    • People seem to fight on that page all the time
    • The message is simple, DON'T EAT SUGAR OR GRAINS
    • Admins try to moderate as much as possible
    • "Is it just me or..." posts are the worst 
  • B12 on the way!

 

May 22, 2017

: Episode 822 - Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino cohost this Monday show and the two discuss creepy internet data collecting, PVC products, the Zone Diet, and more!

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TAILORED ADS

  • People find ads for products they have recently purchased
    • Whether they have texted someone about it or google searched it, these products seem to show up
  • A little creepy, to be honest
  • Magazines are paper forms of google

ZONE DIET

  • This diet is totally outdated
  • Diet is relatively low fat - NOT good for you
    • 40, 30, 30
    • This preaches a decent amount of grains - not good!!!
    • Supposed to be anti-inflammation but will cause inflammation 
  • It is better to eat low carb, medium protein, and high fat!

 

May 21, 2017

: Episode 821 - Here is the podcast version of Vinnie's recent YouTube video, "Vinnie Talks About Energy"! Please enjoy as Vinnie lays down what is important to maintain good energy levels while staying healthy, and be sure to check out the YouTube channel for other videos.

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ENERGY

  • Sleep is ultra important
    • Try to sleep between 6-8hours per night, at the least
    • REM sleep is important
  • Carbs are NOT the best source
    • Carbs come with a crash
  • FAT is a steady source
  • We need protein, but not too much or it turns into sugar
  • Vitamins such as PVC's upcoming Vitamin B12 can be helpful
May 20, 2017

: Episode 820 - Dr. Jesse and Marni, hosts of The Ultimate Health Podcast, join Vinnie today to discuss their lifestyles, personal trainers, health and fitness, and building a community.

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JESSE AND MARNI

  • Check out their podcast here
    • Vinnie was on their podcast
  • Marni is a personal trainer
    • Opened a cooking school
  • Jesse was a chiropractor 
    • Also an ultra athlete 
  • They are enjoying helping people and building their community 
  • Active on social media 
    • Facebook community, like Vinnie's 
May 19, 2017

Episode 819: Journalist Marika Sboros joins Vinnie today to give a recap of the victorious Timothy Noakes trial and discuss the extreme double-standard and favoritism enjoyed by the orthodox medical community and vegan agenda.

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MARIKA SBOROS

  • Vinnie interviewed her about a month ago - make sure to check out that show
  • Strong believer that eating right (low carb high fat) can fix or alleviate many health issues
  • "Let Food be Your Medicine"
  • Has many LCHF resources on her site
  • She has been covering this trial

TIMOTHY NOAKES TRIAL

  • Dr. Noakes is a doctor in South Africa
  • He was facing trial because he prescribed LCHF diet for a breastfeeding mother on Twitter
    • Sugar and grain industry use their influence to strike again
  • He has been found NOT GUILTY of professional misconduct, thank goodness
    • However, the fact that he even faced trial for years
  • Noakes was just trying to show that the popular held believe (low fat, lots of carbs) is BS
  • Prosecution and persecution for his views on nutrition

 


You can see the Zapruder film here.

May 17, 2017

: Episode 818 - Nicole Recine RN, MSN joins Vinnie to talk about the terrible grain and sugar-crammed ingredients in nearly all kid-friendly food (foods marketed to mothers for their young kids).

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KID-FRIENDLY FOOD

  • Most kid friendly food is unhealthy
  • For the most part, it is junk
  • Full of carbs and chemicals
  • Not always parents' faults, food marketed as healthy is not so
    • Marketing tactic 
  • Kids CAN eat the same foods as adults
    • Encourage them to have diverse palettes 
    • Try new things!
  • Gerber baby food is not great either
    • They have food for babies with teeth
      • AWFUL food
  • Cheetos, potato chips are absolute trash
  • Feed your kids REAL food
    • NSNG is fine for kids! It is good for them, really
  • If they eat how you eat from the get go, they will not be picky in the future
    • More likely to be healthy in the future if they are healthy now
      • Lead by example
  • "Healthy" children's food has main ingredients that are all sugars and grains
May 15, 2017

:Episode 817: Fat-burning podcaster, author, musician and TV reality-show celebrity Abel James joins Vinnie and Anna today. The three talk about publishing books, reality TV shows, his Ayahuasca ceremonies in Peru and the unfortunate double-ended international 'shomit'.

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ABEL JAMES

Please visit vinnietortorich.com for complete show notes.

 

May 14, 2017

: Episode 816 - Nurse Nicole joins Vinnie to talk about how bad all yogurt marketed to kids is and that it has more sugar than ice cream. She also gives some ideas on how to hack 'gurt and make it more tasty for you.

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YOGURT

  • Yoplait and Danimals is very bad for you
    • Sugar, fake fruits, not actually healthy like they say it is
    • Flavored is bad for you! 
  • If you are eating 'gurt, eat greek if possible
  • Some is worse than ice cream
  • You can make greek/high fat 'gurt taste like dessert!
    • Add berries, nuts, creme fraiche, etc.
    • Berries especially good if you warm them up

 

May 13, 2017

: Episode 815 - Anna joins Vinnie this Saturday while the two discuss the difference between NSNG vs ketosis vs ketoacidosis, vegans, and more!

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NSNG VS KETOSIS

  • NSNG is not necessarily a ketogenic diet
  • Most of the time, you are eating too many veggies to be in ketosis
  • It is OK to not be in ketosis!!!
    • You can still lose weight 
  • Vinnie doesn't really promote ketosis

KETOACIDOSIS

  • This is NOT the same as KETOSIS!
  • You can die from ketoacidosis, you won't die from ketosis (unless you are starving yourself, which you won't be)
  • Ketosis - your body has lots of ketones
    • Your body would rather run on ketones!
    • This is great!
    • Good for people like Vinnie who are trying to avoid cancer and the like
    • You do not want to be popping in and out of ketosis all the time
  • Ketoacidosis - may come about in the throes of alcoholism or in Type 1 diabetics or in anorexic folks
    • This is if you do not have insulin
    • If you are in ketosis, you will not be low on insulin like that

VEGANS

  • Vinnie believes veganism can often be unhealthy

 

May 12, 2017

: Episode 814 - Vinnie interviews mountain bike legend and fitness luminary Gary Fisher who has a passion for reversing childhood obesity and making American cities pollution free.

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GARY FISHER

  • A mountain bike pioneer
    • Started the hype behind the sport
    • Also built amazing bikes 
  • Was a bit of a hippy back in the day!
    • Did all types of crazy stuff
  • Big into road racing 
  • Kicked suspended from road biking for having long hair 
  • Broke all kinds of records
  • He and Vinnie talk some road race history 

SAVING AMERICA

  • Very concerned about the health of America's children
  • Also passionate about pollution in cities 
  • We can look to see traffic be controlled in different ways
    • More shuttling
    • Autonomous cars
  • Eating and celebrating should not be synonymous
  • Bone broth is great!
  • Should move away from 'shelf life' and 'factory food'
  • Human brain got bigger because of good, nutritious meat
May 10, 2017

: Episode 813 - Vinnie & Nicole Recine RN MSN talk about reading people's cholesterol panels, helping people on Twitter and the unfortunate advent of energy bars in the American diet.

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NICOLE RECINE

  • Certified diabetes educator
  • Can read advanced lipid profiles really well
  • Will be a nurse practitioner next year
  • Prettier than Andy

ENERGY BARS

  • Bars are pretty much always BS
  • It is a scam to get you to buy the product
  • You DON'T need to be snacking all day
  • Marketing tries to make these bars seem healthy as a 'meal replacement'
  • Full of sugar and the like
  • Power Bars were founded in 1986

PLEXUS 

  • Another scam
  • "Weight management" products
  • First ingredient: sugar
  • "Health drink" is just sugar and starvation

 

 

May 8, 2017

: Episode 812 -Anna Vocino joins Vinnie Tortorich to discuss politics, the news, the new trend of alternate facts, and more! Hold on to your hats, this one's sure interesting!

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NEWS

ALTERNATIVE FACTS

May 6, 2017

: Episode 811 - Repeat-guest fitness trainer Steve Parke and Vinnie talk about muscle cars, diesel in the U.K. and the passionate, client-centric mindset of a great trainer vs. the typical trainer found in most gyms.

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STEVE PARKE

GREAT TRAINER

 

 


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May 5, 2017

: Episode 810 - Jonathan Levi joins Vinnie today to talk becoming a SuperHuman, training the brain, and taking shortcuts while still optimizing performance.

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JONATHAN LEVI

  • He is an entrepreneur, and angel investor, and life hacker from Silicon Valley
  • Jonathan has a course called Become a SuperHuman
  • Teaches accelerated learning, memory techniques, speed reading
  • Has his own podcast which you should certainly check out
    • Talks to all types of people 
      • Experts at their craft
        • So, they have their own shortcuts 
  • Check this out!
  • Learn to overcome the impossible!
May 3, 2017

BEST OF: Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, joins Vinnie Tortorich on this 1on1 Friday episode of the Celebrity Fitness Trainer podcast.  The two discuss the incorrect school of thought that eating fats is what makes people fat, and talk about what in peoples' diets actually puts on the weight.

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NINA TEICHOLZ

  • From NorCal
  • Has gone to a number of extremely excellent schools
  • Argues that nutrition experts over the past 60 years have been wrong in regards to eating fat
  • Great, just like Gary Taubes!
  • Has done what nobody else has done in the war of bringing sat fats back into existence
    • Really talked about Ancel Keys and showed how he was wrong and why he did what he did
      • Discusses other better studies 
        • Ugandan tribe with low cholesterol and hardly any heart disease eating lots of meat, drinking lots of whole milk 
  • Check out her book here! The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

ANCEL KEYS

  • Started the FAT WILL KILL YOU craze
    • Sat Fats and dietary cholesterol cause heart disease (not true)
  • Physiologist
  • Created a study to benefit him
  • Has since been disproven, yet he still influences government policies in regards to diet
  • 7 Country Study 
May 1, 2017

: Episode 808 - Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk bad songs, Vinnie's friends, and dealing with "different" carbs on this Monday show.

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BUNNY

  • Vinnie has a family friend, Bunny
  • He is a HUGE fan of the show now
  • Bunny has been having some health issues, but is on the mend!
    • Feel better, Bunny!

FAMILY

  • When people are addicted to sugar and grains, they will make every excuse for eating them
  • They will try to make themselves feel better about eating them
  • Ignorance is bliss for many of these people
  • Sometimes, it is best to just ignore family
  • Or, try to ease people into it
  • Introducing Anna's cookbook is another good way to show the joys of NSNG

"DIFFERENT" CARBS

  • NO difference between simple carbs and complex carbs in regard to sugar load
  • When you eat either, your grelin and leptin release go up
  • Potatoes are BAD
  • In moderation, sweet potatoes are okay
    • Not every night
    • Sweet potato tasted like a piece of pie when you've been NSNG for awhile
  • Best veggies are cruciferous vegetables
  • Berries are the best bet for fruit
    • Also in moderation if you are trying for weight loss
    • Vinnie has apple and cheese on occasion 

 

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