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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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Jul 31, 2017

: Episode 867 - Anna and Vinnie bring in comedian Jon Fisher who has just started NSNG and has several ketosis questions, as well as questions about protein powder, exercise recovery and more.

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KETOSIS QUESTIONS

 


The Gym Song

Jul 29, 2017

: Episode 866 - Author and blogger Alessandra Macaluso returns to the show to talk with Vinnie about parenting, nutrition for kids and a hilarious new book she collaborated on called But Did You Die? written to encourage parents.

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BUT DID YOU DIE

  • Alessandra has been on the show before
  • Author of children's food book, What A Good Eater
  • This is a new book meant to show parents that things that may seem scary regarding your kids may not be so scary after all
    • Setting the parenting bar low
  • Other authors discussing stories about parenting
    • Makes you feel better about how you parenting
  • Real, raw, and FUNNY book about parenting 
    • "Mess ups" to successes, and more!
  • Example: Alessandra's experience growing up as the youngest of six in a big Italian family 
Jul 28, 2017

: Episode 865 - Nutritionist, lecturer and former vegan Christine Cronau joins Vinnie to talk about how she was blacklisted from speaking at major universities in Australia because of the character assassination waged against her by vegan hate groups.

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CHRISTINE CRONAU

  • Nutritionist, best selling author
  • Author of many books, including "The Fat Revolution" as well as a corresponding cookbook
  • Christine is a former vegan but after realizing that was not healthy and sugar feeds cancer, she switched to a high fat low carb approach
  • She usually speaks at colleges, now has been blacklisted from some
    • Due to vitriolic vegan hate groups who protested with name calling so loudly than many universities cancel on Christine
      • Four universities have cancelled
      • It is complete rubbish, they attack her character without knowing her just because they want to push their vegan agenda 

 

 


NOTE: Her books are not available from Amazon. You can purchase copies of her books here: http://christinecronau.com/about-christines-books/

Jul 26, 2017

: Episode 864 - Nicole Recine joins Vinnie Tortorich this Wednesday to rehash the American Airlines fiasco and the two also discuss going NSNG cold turkey as the best way to successfully change your way of eating.

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COLD TURKEY

  • By weaning yourself off of sugar and carbs, you are still feeding the addiction
    • Diet soft drinks still tell your brain "I'm getting the sugar!"
      • Diet soft drinks are still chemicals!
  • By going 100% all in right away, you are stopping the addiction in its tracks
    • Can be harder for the first couple of days, but makes things way better in the long run
    • Harder to get off of carbs if you keep allowing yourself a little bit
      • You will also find that you will likely have more 'cheat days'
        • Make excuses for not going all in ever is another side effect of weaning yourself 
    • Also, if you are eating enough fat, the cravings will dissipate early 
      • Gotta get your brain past the "feed me" stage
      • Ketone bodies takes place of sugar 
        • Best way to get to this state the quickest is by not cheating, giving everything up
  • Coincidentally, cold turkey is also NSNG
Jul 24, 2017

Episode 863 - Vinnie and Anna talk about icing for exercise recovery, taking care of hamstrings, doing Anna Saadatjoo push-ups, what they ate last week, and even more detail about Zone 2 training.

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Jul 23, 2017

Episode 862 - Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber host this vinnie's sunday school where the two discuss coffee and Mr Coffee Nerves, a character in an anti-coffee Postum ad campaign. Postem tastes gross and is really really bad for you!

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MR COFFEE NERVES

  • Vinnie drank coffee as a child
  • MAKE SURE you talk to your parents before having coffee
  • Mr. Post made a grain-based caffeine free coffee substitute called Postum
    • He claimed that coffee made kids dumb and stunted their growth (See this article from The Atlantic)
    • It failed, and was horrible for you!
    • The advertising campaign for Postum had an evil cartoon character named Mr. Coffee Nerves.

 

Jul 22, 2017

: Episode 861 - Listener and Super Fan Mark from New Zealand talks to Vinnie about how Australia is restricting and censoring a doctor who promotes essentially an NSNG or Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) lifestyle to prevent diabetics from having to have limbs amputated...

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AUSTRALIA RESTRICTS NSNG DOCTOR

  • Mark is an admin on the NSNG page
  • Big into kayaking, canoes, etc.
  • He currently resides in New Zealand 
  • There is a doctor just across the sea in Australia who has been censored
    • He preaches NSNG but other doctors, government will not allow his ideas to become popularized
      • "Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency"
        • This doctor was reported, they did not even investigate the case, just said he had to do something else 
  • Low Carb, High Fat has WONDERFUL results for diabetics
    • He is simply trying to help diabetics but is finding himself in trouble
      • This doctor had to amputate limbs from diabetics who ate badly, no longer wanted to have to amputate limbs
      • Similar to Tim Noakes fiasco 
Jul 21, 2017

Episode 860 - Dietitian Caryn Zinn, PhD (Website) joins Vinnie today to discuss healthy lifestyles and why practice is leading research when it comes to determining the healthiest way of eating, which of course is Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) and No Sugar No Grain (NSNG) for many.

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CARYN ZINN

  • Check out Caryn's website here 
  • She is a South African Kiwi! - now based in New Zealand, but advises people on eating healthy around the world!
  • Also has a must read book, WTF? or "What The Fat?" that debunks myths surrounding fat consumption
  • Metabolic health management is her specialty
  • Has learned that the only way to convince tough opposition it works is by showing them
    • practice = results

Caryn's Books

and

Diabetes Unpacked: Just Science and Sense. No Sugar Coating

Jul 19, 2017

: Episode 859 - Vinnie and Andy discuss their horrible recent trip with American Airlines, the utter disrespect they experienced, and more on this Wednesday edition of the podcast.

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AMERICAN AIRLINES

  • Vinnie and Andy were coming back from Philly this past Friday
    • They were in Philly taking meetings regarding Pure Coffee Club
  • Received automated call from AA 4.5 hours before the flight reporting the flight cancellation
    • Rebooked automatically to a flight at 5am the next morning with a stopover
      • This would have totally messed with Vinnie's schedule
        • Vinnie has trouble scheduling 1 on 1s as it is, and this affected that
    • Called and switched their flight to a flight 2 hours after the call was made
      • Went straight to the airport, got to the gate on time
        • Around 230 they began to make changes
          • Delayed 30 minutes to begin with, changed gates, etc

DISASTER

  • Flight gets delayed, delayed, delayed
    • The passengers never get a real reason as to why the flight is delayed
      • Nobody seems to want to help them 
        • Help would disappear as soon as announcements were made 
  • Time is ticking on and nothing is happening 
  • Nobody seemed to know anything
  • Eventually, they tell everyone to run to a different place to get help
    • THAT line was monstrously long 
    • Depending on who you spoke to, there was different news
      • Vinnie wanted to make sure that his ticket would work the next day
  • Flight cancelled, passengers rebooked on different flights (midnight or so that they made this call)
    • Vinnie on 8am flight, Andy on later flight
    • They said people could go to baggage claim and wait HOURS for their baggage before their flight the next morning
  • Refused to offer hotels to people
    • Said everything was totally booked
  • Man said that he did not have enough diapers - diapers were in checked baggage
    • Woman did not believe that he even had kids
    • "I don't know what to tell you"
  • They set up cots, but not nearly enough for everyone 
    • Not even all women, children, elderly had cots
  • People got no sleep
    • Folks strewn around the airport trying to catch any sleep 
  • Vinnie treated very badly by police officer 
  • Overall, HORRIBLE experience with American Airlines
    • NO COMPENSATION, NO HOTEL, NO ANSWERS!
  • Vinnie fortunately has documentation of this entire disastrous experience 
Jul 15, 2017

: Episode 857 - Listener Craig talk about how he lost 70 lbs and cancelled his weight loss surgery by following an NSNG & LCHF lifestyle...

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

  • Craig has lost 70 lbs just by changing his diet
    • 330 lbs to 260 lbs
  • Carolla effect
  • Still has weight to lose
  • Had the opportunity to have weight loss surgery
    • Risky, unhealthy, and really, temporary unless you change your diet
  • Might as well just go the diet route since it is safer and better for you
    • AND much cheaper, too
    • Also a sense of accomplishment by not having the surgery

 

Jul 14, 2017

: Episode 856 - Vinnie speaks with Olympian and world-famous jump rope champion Buddy Lee. They discuss their unexpectedly-similar histories and how jumping rope can help athletes excel in all other sports.

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BUDDY LEE

  • Buddy and Vinnie 'grew up' quite similarly
  • Buddy went from the Marine Corp to jump ropes!
  • Buddy is THE jump rope champion
  • Has completely pioneered jumping rope as a great work out
  • Jumping rope helps quite literally everything
    • Stamina, agility, flexibility, strength 
  • So many ways to jump rope
    • Also has his own jump ropes that we would recommend 
  • Check out his website here 
    • Offers different exercises, plans, ropes, etc.
    • Definitely worth checking out 

Buddy Lee

 

 


Aero Speed 40

 

Rope Master 28

Jul 12, 2017

: Episode 855 - Andy and Vinnie discuss how the news media has become brainless when it comes to health because they just report what they see in blogs without any analysis or effort to look at the real science behind the headlines.

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PLAYBOY

  • Andy worked for Playboy for a long time
  • Vinnie also had a role there
  • Office had to make sure people did not overstep their boundaries
  • Did not use fact they were dealing with sexual-erotic material to act inappropriately in the work place
  • Cannot make other people feel uncomfortable
  • Tough for Vinnie because he had  to comment on people's physical appearance for his job 

NEWS MEDIA

  • The media can often be brainless
  • People do not actually research what they report on
    • Availability heuristic comes into play when reporters are looking for information on a topic
    • Don't actually delve into both sides 
  • Many medical organizations are on the wrong track
    • The media just follows these orgs that often have unsubstantiated claims without even considering another viewpoint
Jul 10, 2017

: Episode 854 - Vinnie and Anna talk about what condiments work with NSNG, Anna's homemade mayo recipe, violent vegans, the huge amount of feedback from the What the Health podcast, training in a sauna and more.

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  • Pure Vitamin Club
  • Villa Cappelli
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  • Thrive Market

PODCAST VOICE

  • Matt Kelly, the guy who does our intro, has a PREMIER radio voice
  • Vinnie and Adam don't do a special voice
    • They just sound like themselves!
  • Who would want Vinnie's voice, anyway?

WHAT THE HEALTH RECEPTION

  • People commented tons on the podcast on vinnietortorich.com
  • Vinnie did two shows on this doc so he could get into the nitty gritty (which he did with Nicole)
  • Point is, it's all BS
  • People in FB group talking about it a lot
  • Vinnie will combat this documentary any way he can 

CONDIMENTS

  • Condiments can be tricky because many have sugar in them
    • For example, ketchup is a sugar bomb
  • Sriracha also often has high fructose corn syrup
  • Worcester sauce often has soy sauce in it
    • Lea and Perrin's has sugar but it's not awful 
  • Soy sauce has wheat in it
  • You can find some sugar free mustards
  • Making mayo at home can keep bad oils out of it
  • Anna has good condiment recipes in her cookbook 
  • Look for sneaky sugar words and bad oils in your condiment ingredients 

 

 

 


Jul 9, 2017

: Episode 853 - Today Vinnie cohosts vinnie's sunday school and the hosts discuss answers to a popular question they receive from kids: "what am I supposed to drink other than water?".

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WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DRINK

  • Lots of options when it comes to flavor
  • LaCroix has a million flavors, and winds up tasting like soda 
  • Soda, juice both very very bad for you 
    • Even if it says sugar free, full of chemicals that are like sugar
Jul 8, 2017

: Episode 852 - Listener Chris talks to Vinnie about eating NSNG while training, running an accidental "ultra" marathon, and jumping rope for fitness via the Buddy Lee technique.

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LISTENER CHRIS

  • Was vegan for about 8 months
    • Worked for awhile, then he started feeling bad
  • Found NSNG from Rich Roll's podcast
    • Has been on this podcast before 
  • Accidentally stumbled into an ultra marathon on the way to training for a normal marathon
    • Training for Rock N Roll Marathon
      • Wanted to do 6 hour relay race with some friends in the ultra marathon two months prior
        • Ran ultra marathon by himself when his friends bailed 
          • Prior to that day, his longest training run had been 12 miles
            • Ran 28.05 miles!
  • From Savannah, GA 
  • Doesn't look like the average ultra runner 
  • TKD black belt 

JUMPING ROPE

  • Jump rope can be a fantastic work out
  • Chris watched Buddy Lee, saw how it helped his skill set
  • Chris jumped rope when he fought competitively 
    • He saw his strength, endurance, speed, recovery time all improve
      • Crazy direct carryover 
  • Worth it to get a high quality jumprope (Buddy Lee)
  • Chris is a certified jump rope trainer!

 

 


Buddy Lee Jumping Rope Videos

Jul 7, 2017

: Episode 851 - Ultra running record-setter Pete Kostelnick joins Vinnie to talk about doing LSD (Long Slow Distance), how he broke the record for the trans-continental run across the U.S. , and how he's really just a normal guy.

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PETE KOSTELNICK

  • Pete was never a 'super athlete'
    • He remembers thinking of 100miles like a week long journey
  • Believes in running slow, that is how he can go so far
    • Long Slow Distance is his thing (LSD!)
  • Holds record for Run Across America
    • Trekked over 3000 miles in just over 42 days
      • Kept track of where he was when and what he did each day
  • Also holds Badwater record
  • Has a couple 24 hour races coming up
    • Hopes to reevaluate his training and nutrition
  • Under 30 years old!
  • Huge fans of Hoka shoes
  • Also like Squirrel's Nut Butter 
  • Ultra running is humbling
  • Hopes to write a book one day

 

Jul 5, 2017

: Episode 850 - Nurse Nicole Recine RN. MSN talks about the importance of getting a coronary artery calcium score test done and the fact that doctors don't prescribe them because they may decrease statin prescriptions.

Jul 3, 2017

: Episode 849 - Vinnie & Anna answer the question "will coconut oil kill you?",  completely debunking the recent media story condemning it, plus they talk with All the Rage movie producer Michael Galinsky, laugh about a new Goop product and more!

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COCONUT OIL

  • Coconut oil = MCT oil
  • It IS in fact good for you
  • Vinnie consumes lots of it every day, and he has gotten healthier and healthier
  • Sat fats have never been bad for you 
  • Used to get a bad rep because it was partially hydrogenated 
    • It is NOT BAD
  • Good to cook with, put in coffee, have a small spoonful of, etc. 

MICHAEL GALINSKY

  • Has been on a Friday episode before, check him out
  • Producer of new film, All The Rage
  • Movie is about Dr. Sarno
    • Chronicles the relationship between emotions and health
      • Treatment of chronic pain
      • David Schecter works off of Sarno's principles
    • Unfortunately, Dr. Sarno has recently passed
      • At the age of nearly 94 
  • Check out the film if you have the opportunity 
  • Vilifying coconut oil is all part of the "cholesterol is awful, fats make it worse" lie
    • Some other type of oil helped campaign to vilify coconut oil

GOOP

  • For one, it's freaking called Goop
  • "Body vibes" to rebalance frequencies in our bodies, claiming it uses NASA technology
    • NASA said it's a load of crap
  • Gwyneth Paltrow's thing 
Jul 1, 2017

: Episode 848 - Listener, fan and phone consult Laurent talks about his NSNG success story and how fine-tuning NSNG really helped him reach his weight-loss goal.

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LISTENER LARRY

  • He and his wife have done phone consults
  • Has had lots of success with NSNG
  • Was overweight, followed SAD
  • Inspired by ultracyclists, got into cycling in 2002
  • Feels so much better, looks so much better on NSNG, even though he lost weight calorie counting

FINE-TUNING 

  • Once you get to a point, it takes awhile to continue to get better
  • There seems to be a bell curve with losing weight
  • It is worth taking the time to fine-tune
  • Slightly change your routine, move it around, see what works best
    • DON'T give up, getting in shape, losing weight, feeling better can take time
    • Also consults very good for helping with this type of thing
Jun 30, 2017

: Episode 847 - Nicole Recine RN MSN joins Vinnie on this special Friday 1-on-1 show to debunk in detail Netflix's Joaquin Phoenix-produced documentary What The Health...

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WHAT THE HEALTH

  • This was also covered in Monday's podcast
  • Vegan propaganda piece
    • It is confusing and misinforming people
    • Vegan community has death-threatened Lierre Keith 
  • "Trainwreck I couldn't stop watching" - Nicole Recine 
  • Wholesale lie
  • Health is not a priority, just promoting veganism
  • Many vegans get really sick, then switch to LCHF or similar diets and feel much better
  • Did the annoying, "dead corpse" thing
  • Nicole and Vinnie looked at all the studies discussed in the movie
  • Indicating going on - people in movie may not have been as sick as they appeared to be
    • Jane Chapman for example
      • They never even said anything about her diet
    • Amy Resnick
      • Reciting the same thing as Jane Chapman
        • What happened? You never even said what happened
          • What was she eating before? 
            • Yes, veganism can make you feel better than SAD short term, too
  • Alcohol is poison, sugar is poison, why is this not taken into account?
    • There IS correlation between poor health and sugar, regardless of causation 
    • Their cardiologist literally had biological errors regarding how the body works 
  • Shotty filmwork to boot 
  • Red meat is NOT as carcinogenic as a cigarette 
    • Pickled vegetables, being a hairdresser, working at night, hot drinks are in the same carcinogenic category
    • Nicole and Vinnie don't think red meats should be at the list to begin with 
    • Studies proving red meat is bad are epidemiological and bad 
      • They can always manipulate things to look how they want
  •  Studies that prove this viewpoint are FUNDED by the people who want to prove the viewpoint
    • Isn't this questionable?
    • Confounding variables!
    • They never compared a low fat vegan diet to a meat heavy high fat low carb diet 
  • Calorie restrictive starvations diets work... until you stop starving yourself!
    • For example, Weight Watchers is designed to make you come back 
  • EGGS ARE NOT BAD FOR YOU!
    • Yolks are not going to kill you like they say
    • Never even really backed up their claims 
    • In reality, lots of good amino acids and macro nutrients in there
  • Film implying kids aren't born with Type 1 Diabetes, rather milk causes it 
    • We ALL know this is BS!
  • Film connects cheese and morphine, but then says all the alcohol you want is okay
    • Never mentioned the cocaine - sugar experiments 
  • Chicken is not bad for your diabetes!
    • How can Steve O from Jackass make this claim 
  • Just for the record... eating like Rich Roll will not make you look like Rich Roll 
    • Rich was never fat when he said he was
    • Vegan misconceptions
      • Rich Roll was always a great athlete, veganism didn't change that for better 
  • Final thought: B12
    • You can't get enough B12 from dirt on your veggies
    • Nobody was a vegan before 1934 because they would die as we did not know the importance of B12
      • At that point, we could only get sufficient B12 from meat

 

Jun 28, 2017

:  Episode 846  - Nicole Recine RN MSN join Vinnie to discuss the truth about High Intensity Interval training or HIIT, the myths, and the role it can play in a active lifestyle.

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NICOLE RECINE

  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • RN, MSN
  • Does consults

HIIT

  • Vinnie does not hate High Intensity Interval Training
    • There is a time and place
  • Examples: spinning class, sprints, etc.
  • Maybe once a week is all you need this
    • Top cyclists will do it early in the week 
    • You are not doing it every day
      • Your body won't let you
  • HIIT means you are exhausted at the end of the train
  • Bro science to an extent
  • Fix your metabolism first with your diet, work on Zone Two first
  • Exercise is a poor way to lose weight
    • Can't outrun a bad diet
  • Go to classes if you like them, not because you feel that you need them

 

Jun 26, 2017

: Episode 845 - Vinnie and Anna go ballistic over the Netflix movie What The Health from Joaquin Phoenix and how everything the movie stands for is pure lies and will lead to the cancer and diabetes it claims to prevent!

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WHAT THE HEALTH

  • This is a new Netflix documentary
  • However, when it comes down to it, it  is full BS
  • This documentary is all about how meat and the like is bad for you
    • The science does NOT BACK IT UP
      • They only chose studies that work for them
  • Eggs, meat not bad for you
    • Crazy to think otherwise
    • Frustrating that celebrities are pushing out this false information as well
  • Eating meat and high fat has proven to be good for so many people
    • Check out the FB group for example
    • Helps blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.
  • Veganism is not a healthy way to live
  • What this movie preaches is hypocritical
    • Their suggestions on how to live will make many sick
Jun 25, 2017

: Episode 844 - Nurse Nicole joins Vinnie to discuss why kids need vitamins too and what types of vitamins to avoid...

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KIDS NEED VITAMINS

Jun 24, 2017

: Episode 843 - Vinnie Tortorich solos on this Saturday show.  Today, he answers the question does NSNG need more science? He talks about our evolution, and how the fact that we got here eating NSNG proves NSNG is the right move!

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B12

  • B12 orders exploded!
  • Please be patient with your order getting to you, there were so many orders!
  • Reach out to Andy with questions

DOES NSNG NEED MORE SCIENCE?

  • Morbidly obese man on Twitter was asking for more science that proved NSNG was right
  • The proof is in our evolution!
    • We evolved to this point eating meats, veggies, fruits
  • People who ate essentially NSNG/paleo had far fewer dietary health problems than we had
  • If you start eating NSNG for awhile, you will also notice that you feel much healthier
  • People are so misled by doctors who preach cholesterol/sat fats are bad
  • There is literature, though, if you need it
    • Dr. Fung, Dr. Teicholz, Dr. William Davis, etc.
  • NSNG can improve your sex life, too!
  • NSNG is a lifestyle change, not a diet
  • Proof is also in all of the people who have lost tons of weight and improved their overall health changing their lifestyle this way
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