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Apr 14, 2017

: Episode 796 - Anthony Jay PhD joins Vinnie this Friday to discuss his book, Estrogeneration, and the two talk about the harmful effects of estrogenics, chemicals that act as estrogens in the body and can cause weight gain, poor health, and more.

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ANTHONY JAY PhD

ESTROGENICS

  • Check out his book here!
  • Estrogenic foods and products can cause a ton of health problems
    • Like plastic that overheats and leaches
  • BPA plastic, for the record, is dangerous
  • Long term exposure is the big problem
  • Often, you will have to call companies to ask what their products are made of
  • Soy is quite an estrogenic food
    • Isoflavones
  • Stay away from recycle number 7
  • When you buy plastic bottles, go 2, 4 or 5
    • Glass is better though
  • Plastic baby beds contain phthalates
    • Similar levels in new cars
  • Switch to zinc sunscreen
  • Avoid benzophenone

 

Apr 12, 2017

: Episode 795 - Andy describes to Vinnie some hilarious mistaken customer service calls to Pure Vitamin Club, including an irate customer who purchased from a company that sold male enhancement spray.

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MALE ENHANCEMENT SPRAY

  • Andy responds to all e-mail support and phone call questions for PVC
    • He does it himself!
    • People are shocked
  • Someone angrily called Andy complaining about "Pure Vitamen"
    • For a product called "Vigor XL"
      • A "male enhancement spray"
        • Absolute scam
          • There is a spray and a tablet
      • Their website is BS too
  • Andy sees these angry e-mails not intended for PVC quite often
    • People scammed by other companies
    • PVC is not a scam, so that is good
  • Another good scam - man called about Pure Vitamins Store
    • NOT the same company!
    • Pure Vitamins Store told this man to call PVC'S number to COMPLAIN
      • The guy in fact was a previous customer and that is in part why the confusion occurred
        • Now he is likely to come back to PVC

 

Apr 3, 2017

Episode 790 - Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino talk Vinnie's strange brain and his recent road trip home to Louisiana, eating NSNG Mexican food, and Tales From The Sauna.

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VINNIE'S BRAIN

  • Vinnie constantly has one hit wonders stuck in his head
  • Today it was Come On Eileen
    • Tallulah really likes this song (in case anyone was wondering....)
  • He considers it an affliction

TRIP HOME

  • Vinnie made an impromptu trip home
  • Drove his Corvette to go surprise his dad
  • Vinnie loves road tripping
  • Threw olives and nuts in a ziploc bag
  • Cheese in another bag
  • Brought a little soft pack travel cooler
    • Ended up leaving it all behind by accident
  • Vinnie doesn't eat a lot when he's on the road
  • Stopped at Chipotle on the way
  • Cheap hotel eggs have flour in them
  • Counted on Starbucks to get full fat whipping cream
    • Good snack
  • Vinnie fasted all the way back
    • Vinnie has one thing against fasting:
      • He thinks there is a PLACE for fasting, don't use IF for trickery
      • Vinnie personally would not fast on a regular basis
    • Vinnie is super fat adapted

NSNG MEXICAN FOOD

  • NSNG Mexican food is very doable
  • DON'T eat chips or tortillas or the like
  • Avoid rice, eat beans in moderation
  • Load on some guac, sour cream, cheese, veggies, meat, salsa (no corn salsa though)
  • Chipotle can be very filling and NSNG
Apr 1, 2017

Episode 788 - Steve Walker joins Vinnie today to talk being a Marine, losing his sight, living blind and getting a renewed vision for life through endurance sports such as triathlons.

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STEVE WALKER

  • Steve Walker is 34, a former Marine
  • He is legally blind and could not remain a Marine
    • Stayed behind a desk for awhile
  • Steve's brother was also Navy
  • Vinnie, for awhile, thought he would serve
  • Went to a school in middle school that was Marine Corps ROTC
    • Started from Cadet Private, went to Commanding Officer of Cadet Colonel as a Senior in high school
      • Wanted to go in as an enlisted and let it develop from there

LIVING BLIND

  • When he went into the Marine Corps, he did not know that his eyesight was getting worse
  • No history of bad eyesight in his family or otherwise
  • Started having delayed reaction times and the like at age 18
  • Steve ended up having a disease that was progressive

A RENEWED VISION FOR LIFE

  • Steve's wife told him that he had become a shell of his former self
  • Training for and competing in triathlons including the Iron Man gave him a renewed vision for life
  • He believed if he could accomplish and Iron Man as a blind person, then he could overcome any challenges in life that blindness presented him
  • He now feels like a whole man.
Mar 29, 2017

Episode 786 - Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie today to discuss road trippin' to Louisiana, radar detectors, fried fish vs. broiled fish and Andy's trip to Villa Cappelli.

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ROAD TRIPPIN'

FRIED FISH - LOUISIANA EATING

ITALIAN FOOD

 

Please visit vinnietortorich.com for more complete show notes.

Mar 27, 2017

: Episode 785 - Anna Vocino joins Vinnie Tortorich to talk about natural alternatives to sugar (maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, etc), "diet or exercise?!?!", fake science, The Bachelor and more on this Monday episode.

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ANTHONY G. JAY

  • Vinnie interviewed this brilliant scientist
    • PhD in Biochemistry
  • Look out for the 1 on 1, coming out April 7th
  • Vinnie also just did a 1 on 1 with Nina Teicholz that came out recently
    • The two mimic the same thing

FAKE SCIENCE

  • Multiple doctors have told Vinnie that low fat is BS
    • Many of whom are Cardiologists
  • Often these doctors are not willing to come onto the show because of SAD
    • Too bad, because these doctors are the ones saving the most lives
  • It is hard to go against the 'norm', even when the norm is wrong
  • A lot of published science about cholesterol and sat fats is proving to be false
  • Sugar and grain industry fund many government health studies

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO SUGAR

  • Anna reads a CNN article that claims natural alternatives to sugar are better than artificial sweeteners and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  • Maple syrup, honey, date sugar, coconut sugar & molasses are recommended in this article
  • Often, these articles claim that these other forms of sugar have more vitamins and minerals than HFCS, but really it's just a diversion

    You don't need to eat sugar to get your B6 or your iron. You don't. If you want iron, eat a f**king piece of meat!" - Vinnie Tortorich

  • The bottom line: maple syrup, honey, date sugar, coconut sugar & molasses ARE STILL SUGAR!!!
  • Your liver doesn't know the difference!

SERENA'S ULTRARUNNING

  • Serena just had a personal best on a 50 miler
  • Ran in just around 10 hours
    • Took 1.5+ hours off of her previous best time
  • Won her division
  • This race had north of 4500 ft of climbing in it

THE BACHELOR

  • Nick picked the wrong woman
    • Vanessa challenges him too much
      • Relationship is already over
    • Raven would have been a better fit
    • Nick is also an idiot
Mar 1, 2017

: Episode 768 - Vinnie Tortorich and Wednesday cohost Andy Schreiber talk about all the hidden sugar in ready-made food...

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HIDDEN SUGAR

  • When Andy is super busy, he tries to buy some ready made and simple stuff to make for dinner
  • He often buys roast chicken
    • He decided to check the ingredients this time
    • 3 ingredients in, there was SUGAR
      • WHY DO YOU NEED SUGAR ON ROASTED CHICKEN?
        • Makes it addicting
    • Better to just make things yourself
    • Get a chicken, give it a Villa Cappelli rub with some herbs too, and roast that!
    • It truly does not take much longer
  • Tri Tip from Bristol Farms (which is higher end) even has hidden sugar in it
    • "evaporated cane juice" is just another way of trying to hide sugar
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 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.

Please CLICK HERE to see the full episode notes at VinnieTortorich.com

 

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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

 

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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 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

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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

 

Dec 31, 2016

: Episode 732 - Listener and NSNG success story Jess Allen Britt returns to talk about his weight loss journey, making NSNG a lifestyle instead of a diet, and developing grit.

JESS ALLEN BRITT'S JOURNEY

(3:00) - Jess tells his story

  • Led a very sedentary life playing video games, drinking beer and eating ice cream during times of under employment.
  • 370 lbs (6' tall), depressed, and so unhealthy that he'd throw his back out just walking around
  • Has been trying to lose weight since daughter was born 5 years ago. 2 years ago he started to be able to keep it off

IT'S ABOUT LIFESTYLE NOT POUNDS

(6:00) - Vinnie works with a lot of large people and a loss of 100lbs seems to be the turning point where people start gaining the weight back.

  • Jess believes that looking at a specific number of lbs to lose as a goal is not necessarily the way to go.

The end number is not the way to look at it. You have to look at it like you're an addict, your an alcoholic and you can't function on alcohol so you just stop and you never go back to it. And that's kind of how you have to look at it with sugar and grains or you're never going to succeed - Jess Allen Britt

 

 

 

 

 

(8:30) - Jess feels that you have to change your expectations of what life's about so that eating without sugar and grains is not the worse thing in the world to you.

  • Jess eats just meat, eggs, veggies and cheese.
  • He's basically been in dietary ketosis since Jan 2016
  • Vinnie agrees that NSNG is NOT A DIET. It's a lifestyle.

Eating this way is not that hard. I just eat meat, eggs, veg's, cheese and stuff like that and, honestly, as long as I don't mess around with grains or sugar...I've been in ketosis since January - Jess Allen Britt

 

 

 

 

INTERMITTENT FASTING & EXOGENOUS KETONES

(10:50) - Other doctors are more strict than Vinnie with ketosis and medical fasting

  • Jess does some intermittent fasting by not eating breakfast because that works for him.
  • He had to work up to that by extending the fast half an hour until he was only drinking coffee until lunch (no breakfast)
  • A lot of people jump into the fasting thing and mess themselves up by doing so .
  • Vinnie says people who are morbidly obese may want to follow a Ron Rosedale or Jason Fung
  • Vinnie thinks many people are using intermittent fasting as a form of trickery instead of part of a lifestyle change.
  • Some people are taking exogenous keytones to get into ketosis and Vinnie doesn't think you need that.
  • Vinnie believes you don't have to be in deep dietary ketosis to lose weight
  • Jess once wrote on the NSNG facebook group:

Taking exogenous ketones puts you into nutritional ketosis as much as putting a strap-on on a woman makes her a man - Jess Allen Britt

 

 

 

  • Exogenous keytones were made for Navy Seals who needed to use them in the field.
  • Vinnie doesn't think it's healthy to jump right into dietary ketosis

 

THE TRANSFORMATION

(15:00) - Jess has put on a lot of lean body mass and lost a lot of fat.

  • Started at 370 lbs and is now 210 lbs
  • Now wearing a medium T-shirt and size 32 pants
  • Starting to see more definition.
  • Vinnie can see the huge difference even in his face
  • Used to have debilitating depression but hasn't needed any ant-depressants in a year
  • Jess feels like a significantly different person mentally and emotionally when he's not eating sugars and grains
  • Has more grit now.

(20:00) - Vinnie feels good that people like Jess Britt are having changed lives as a result of NSNG

  • Dean Lorey cajoled Vinine into writing the book and he is very grateful for it
  • Jess would like to help other people who are going through the same thing.

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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

Dec 30, 2016

: Episode 731 - Best-selling author and investigative journalist Gary Taubes returns to talk about his new book The Case Against Sugar and how the medical community and government are resisting the overwhelming evidence of sugar's harmfulness.

(3:15) - Taubes talks about how he was initially reluctant to be on Vinnie's podcast a few years ago because his message is so important he had to act like an adult. He acknowledges that Vinnie's podcast is "a thing" because he makes it fun and also let's the anger towards the people perpetuating lies about nutrition come to the forefront. It's a hard tightrope to walk sometimes.

GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES

(4:20) - We have a fundamental problem because there are so many countries with government-sanctioned nutritional guidelines that are based on bad science. Anyone who gives dietary advice contrary to the popular beliefs is labeled as a radical.

(8:00) - How do you respond to people who point to Southeast Asia as examples of high-grain, low saturated fat cultures that have a historically very long life span and fewer cases of obesity, diabetes and heart disease? Dr Taubes points to the fact that these cultures also have a significantly lower sugar consumption and are about 100 years behind the Western world. Their heart disease rates are very similar to what ours were 100 years ago when we were consuming a similar amount of sugar.

(13:00) - Today, breakfasts are essentially a variation on dessert. (breakfast cereal, etc)

MODERN SCIENCE RUINED BY OLD TECHNOLOGY

(14:15) - 

Modern nutrition science is based on all these belief systems that, in turn, were products of the technology of the time. This whole idea that obesity is an energy balance, a calorie problem is because for the first 50 years of modern nutrition from the 1860's to the 1920's, all nutritionists could do were measure energy in foods and the  energy expended by people

 

 

 

 

 

 

- The idea that sugar okay to add to foods (like milk) because sugar is "empty calories" and at least kids will get the "good stuff" is 100 year-old thinking.  This ignores the bad stuff and the consequences of eating all the sugars and refined grains.

 - The prevalence of obesity has increased 900% in the U.S. since the 60's. Essentially, it is a pandemic.

(18:40) - The World Health Organization has stated that the statistical likelihood of curbing this trend is zero. But they won't really get around to the truth of the matter. There is much internal institutional resistance to anyone who believes differently than they do.

(24:30) - The sugar-hypothesis wasn't fully-formed enough in the 60's and 70's to counteract the fat-hypothesis that became institutionalized at the time. At the time, the consensus was that dietary fat caused obesity and heart disease.

CAUSE OF INSULIN RESISTANCE

(32:00) - Even though physicians recognized 2 different types of diabetes as far back as a couple thousand years ago, it wasn't until the 1960's that doctors realized that Type 2 Diabetes was actually a disease of insulin resistance, not insulin deficiency. That is when there appeared some compelling evidence that the fructose component of sugar (sugar is roughly half fructose, half glucose) was the primary cause of insulin resistance.

 - That is the primary hypothesis Gary is presenting in The Case Against Sugar:

If sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, because of the fructose and the speed in which we consume them...if they cause insulin resistance, then they cause Type 2 Diabetes and they cause obesity and they at least exacerbate, if not cause, the diseases associated with them.

 

 

 

 

(39:30) - The "If-Then Problem 1 & 2" - If sugar causes causes these problems then we should get them the hell out of our diet.

(41:00) - It is possible that the people who lose a lot of weight on a vegan diet MAY have lost all the weight because the gave up the Coca-Cola, beer and sugary sweets etc that they would also have given up on a low-carb or paleo diet. So the question is did they lose all the weight because they gave up red meat or because they gave up the other stuff

(44:00) Vinnie often takes calls from Vegans who are complaining of low energy and stalled weight-loss. Gary explains that the issue is complicated and that one can't come up with a certain solution just based on observation. Controlled medical studies are needed to prove anything conclusively.

GOOD SOLUTION VS. BAD MOTIVES

(48:00) - We live in a world where the same people who have overseen this horrendous national epidemic are also the ones winning awards and being lauded by the medical community and the government.

 - The only people who stand to gain from getting the story right except for the patients.

 - Taubes spoke at a convention with a very prominent vegan owner of a large grocery chain. When Gary tried to get him to start a program designed to help get people off sugar, the person refused to talk about anything other than the meat issue.

(50:50)  - There is progress in the anti-sugar and Taubes predicts we will be consuming 50% less sugar in 20 years. The problem is how to fix the people who are already broken.

(54:30) - Several of Vinnie's guests feel that removing sugar from America's diet would solve the obesity problem very quickly. Gary finds it crazy that we have this dietary intervention that is so effective but the medical and health communities have defense mechanisms in place that prevent them from accepting it.

It's crazy that you have this dietary intervention that is so remarkably effective, and yet you've got all these defense mechanisms in place by doctors, by nutritionists, by dieticians, by the pharmaceutical industry and the medical industry and the organizations so that they will not accept it.

 

 

 

 

 

 - Many researchers in the nutrition science initiative are programmed to think one way that they can't escape their paradigm and will never be able to see the truth.

(1:00:00) - Doctors assume that patients would rather take a drug than try to change their diets to a ketogenic diet. Also, it's easier for the doctor to prescribe a drug than go through the effort of changing the patient's diet.

 - Doctors are afraid to rock the boat  because of liability issues. Low-fat diets are considered "standard of care" and doctors will get in trouble if they don't follow it.

 - On the other hand, doctors really do care about their patients and really want to see them get healthier. It is the job of people like Vinnie and Gary to show doctors that it is safe.

THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR

(1:08:05) - Taubes wouldn't describe Good Calories, Bad Calories as "boring" but rather a "long and difficult read" :-)

 - While most in the medical industry agree that sugar isn't all that great for you and it probably should be eaten in moderation, the question is how bad can it really be and what could our population look like if we didn't have sugar.

 - The first chapter of The Case Against Sugar is called "Food or Drug"

 - The book captures the history of the controversy over sugar and the role the sugar industry played behind the scenes using tactics very much like the cigarette industry.

 - Mothers have been passing along the predisposition to become obese and diabetic to their children in the womb.

 - It's a fairly short but comprehensive and understandable book that explains what the role of sugar plays in the diet and society.

 - There is even a discussion about how tobacco used to be soaked in sugar before turned into cigarettes.

 - A child of a woman who is diabetic during pregnancy has a massively higher chance of becoming diabetic by the time they're 30.

 - Add sugar to ANY diet, vegan, carnivorous, whatever, and eventually you will get obesity and diabetes epidemics.

 - You can see Gary Taubes book tour events here at GaryTaubes.com

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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

Dec 28, 2016

Episode 730 - Vinnie and Andy answer Twitter questions about intermittent fasting, cortisone shots, and the RICE method of injury recovery.

(1:10) - Andy laments when Vinnie claims he only invites him to the show when Vinnie can't get a hot piece of ass on the show :-)

(5:15) - Andy and Vinnie discuss myths and stereotypes on gay male sex drives vs. female sex drives.

INTERMITTENT FASTING?

(7:30) - There's a time and place for intermittent or medical fasts if you have broken metabolism is one thing. Fasting because you have 3 lbs to lose is more like dietary trickery and is not necessarily a good thing to do. Gaming the system doesn't work

CORTISONE SHOTS?

(11:00) - Vinnie has never had a cortisone shot and is not a fan of them. In the past, athletes would be injected with cortisone to mask the pain from an injury allowing them to continue to play. Masking pain with cortisone can do more harm than good, making the injury worse.  

(12:30) - Bill Walton broke his foot while playing for UCLA and John Wooten. They shot him up with cortisone so he could continue playing. Now he is a fan of ultra-cycling and the 508. He had a lifetime of problems with his foot as a result of that injury.

THE R.I.C.E. METHOD

(14:00) - Cortisone may have its place, but R.I.C.E.  may work just as well: Rest - Ice - Compress - Elevate. Ask your doctor if this is ABSOLUTELY necessary.

(16:20) - By Anna's book Eat Happy

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Oct 28, 2016

Episode 695 -- Sylvia Tara, biochemist and author of The Secret Life of Fat, joins Vinnie today to talk about fat, an endocrine organ, that does so much good for puberty, for our immune systems, and for our brain.

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SYLVIA TARA

  • Incredibly smart and beautiful!
  • Holds a PhD in biochemistry from UCSD
  • Also has an MBA from Wharton (U Penn)
  • Worked with all of the big biotech companies

SECRET LIFE OF FAT

  • Check out her book here!
  • The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You
    The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You
  • Now focuses on popular misconceptions of fat, and how fat in reality does so much good for us
    • People fear fat, but really it is just an endocrine organ

ENDOCRINE ORGAN

  • "Adipose Tissue", or fat, is an endocrine Organ
  • Endocrine system controls all of the hormones in your body
  • Therefore, fat is incredibly important for our development and homeostasis as well
  • Our body tries to hold on to fat when we eat it for a reason
  • Not just a great source of energy

 

Mar 30, 2016

: Episode 575- Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber discuss Serena Scott Thomas's ultrarunning, explain white labeling and how it relates to Pure Vitamin Club, and do some planning for the upcoming LA NSNG Meetup on this Wednesday edition of the Celebrity Fitness Trainer Podcast.

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ULTRARUNNING

  • Vinnie ran on an 8.5 mile week day run with Ultra-Serena
  • Vinnie has a great time running with Serena  
  • Vinnie prefers to run behind Serena
  • Serena is running all the time
    • Has become obsessed with running
  • Serena will be running the Badwater Salton Sea race where she and Tony will be running ~ 85 miles 
  • Many people are barefoot ultra runners / better runners with lower heels
  • The other day Serena ran ~30 miles in the mountains while it was raining 
  • Serena is so well fat adapted that she hardly eats anything on her runs
    • Brings water, cheese, nuts, and maybe a couple olives
      • Doesn't even eat it all

WHITE LABELING

  • Many vitamin companies these days do what is called "white-labeling"
  • They buy the SAME vitamins from a general manufacturer and just slap their own label on it
    • Same thing sold under a hundred different brand names
  • Happens with skin doctors a lot in Beverly Hills
    • All of their lotions are the EXACT same thing and none of them came up with it
    • The manufacturers make boat loads! 
  • Pure Vitamin Club does NOT fall under this category
    • We actually formulated our own, special, affordable vitamins!

NSNG L.A. MEETUP

  • Last year, the team and the Beauchamp brothers organized a meet-up in LA
  • There were community dinners, community podcast sessions, and hikes to go on
  • This year we will be having it again for a small fee
    • We want to keep it affordable!
      • Number will be around $200-300
        • Hopefully on the lower side if more people show up 
  • Clear your calendars for the end of June
  • Vinnie has to charge to keep the train moving down the tracks
    • We are not trying to profit, just trying to keep the NSNG brand, PVC, and this podcast going! 
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