Nutrition Heretic
Tired of all the contradictory advice about health and nutrition? Want to eat better without joining a cult? Join Certified Nutritionist Adrienne Hew and her guests for a humorous, palatable discussion about current health trends and nutrition tips that take the guess work out of what to eat to be healthy.
Calm The F Down! With Guest Heretic, Sarah Knight: There’s Never a Bad Time to Start Making That Change.
December 27, 2018 • 57 MIN
Setting yourself for the new year, today's episode will be a real feast as our guest heretic is Sarah Knight, author of Calm The F**k Down. Besides the beeps, you can also hear about topics such as recognizing the signs you may be suffering from anxiety, are alcohol and drugs really the answer to combating it, and how we can control anxiety without burying your feelings.
Tamara Staples: When Chickens And Photography Entwine: Paying Homage to the Humble Chicken
December 20, 2018 • 32 MIN
Last week we talked with photographer and author, Tamara Staples, who shared her love of cocks with us. This week we wrap things up with what her books bring to her audience, her future projects and if they include more chicken books, as well as how she pays homage to chickens and reconciles the fact that they are both living beings as well as food.  If you missed last week's episode, you can catch up here.
Tamara Staples, Queen of Cock Photography: Chicken Lovers Rejoice!
December 13, 2018 • 40 MIN
Cock lovers rejoice! Our guest heretic for this show is Tamara Staples, a photographer that combines her love of art and cock into picture books.  On this show we learn what got her so interested in cocks, what her favourite cock of all time is, how to tame a cock for photos, and how photography and chickens come together. Next week on the show she'll return to delve more into her cock books, share with us what's in her future, and how to respect food that comes from animal sources.
Evan Brand: Using Sleep and Nutrition To Heal Your Body
December 6, 2018 • 46 MIN
Do you have trouble sleeping?  Today's guest heretic, Evan Brand, can help you with that, but not because he's boring. Evan is a functional medicine practitioner with a focus on sleep. In this episode you will learn more about his work, the reasons most people aren't getting enough sleep, the impact of daylight savings time on our health, as well as what to look for in a functional medicine doctor versus other types of practitioners.
Phil Escott: Eating Seasonally and Regionally as a Carnivore: Real Life on a Carnivore Diet
November 29, 2018 • 38 MIN
In part 1 of our interview with Phil Escott, we learned about what he does, what the carnivore diet did for him and how to prevent diets turning into cults. This week we'll find out more about the definition of a Paleo diet, how hard is it for a carnivore to travel around the world, and how much meat does he eat per day, how to eat seasonally and regionally for health, as well as how to get on the waiting list for Phil's new Carnivore course.
Phil Escott, Low Deuterium Diet And Carnivore of All Trades:
November 22, 2018 • 44 MIN
Everything in Moderation; that's one of  Adrienne's biggest pet peeves, and that of our guest, in fact they share a lot of pet peeves in common...Last week's guest was Dr. Shawn Baker, a supporter and practitioner of the carnivore diet. This week we continue with Phil Escott, a fellow carnivore who dedicates his time spreading the word and saving vegans and vegetarians. In this first half the interview we'll find out what he does, what a low deuterium diet is, the contradiction that is vegan carnivores, and how how to prevent diets turning into cults.
Deliciously Incorrect with Guest Heretic, Dr. Shawn Baker: Living the Carnivore Diet
November 15, 2018 • 36 MIN
Last week we talked to Dr. Shawn Baker about different aspects of the carnivore diet and the quality of meat raised in pasture versus indoors. This week, we explore the impact of modern food sourcing on humans, is seasoning meat yea or nay, and how what's the scoop on how carnivores poop. 
Environmental Impacts of a Carnivore Diet with Guest Heretic, Dr. Shawn Baker
November 1, 2018 • 43 MIN
You've probably heard of vegetarian and vegan diets, but have you ever heard of a carnivore diet? Today's guest heretic, Dr. Shawn Baker, will share his experience with eating only meat. We'll learn if you should be leaning more towards the carnivore side of the food plate, why are there so many ex-vegans in the carnivore camp, as well as the real environmental impact of a carnivore diet. Join us again next time when we will delve more into the heresy of meat seasoning and the most elusive aspect of being a carnivore; pooping.
Institutional food sucks! Guest Heretic, Chef Alison Negrin Brings Healthy Food To Healthcare
October 18, 2018 • 56 MIN
Our guest heretic today is the hardest working woman in nutrition, Chef Alison Negrin a Consulting Chef, Culinary Instructor, Sustainable Food Consultant, and an advocate for Farm to Institution programs.
Going Zero Waste With Guest Heretic, Kathryn Kellogg
October 4, 2018 • 44 MIN
How much trash do you generate in a year? Today’s guest heretic, Kathryn Kellogg, will teach us a thing or two about the simple steps we can take to minimize the impact of our actions on soil and waterways. We’ll compare long and short term costs of our decisions and take the romance out of minimalist living, while keeping the extra cash we save in our pockets.
From Mac & Cheese To Veggies, Please With Guest Heretic, Jennifer Scribner
September 20, 2018 • 32 MIN
Welcome back to the second half of our interview with Jennifer Scribner, author of From Mac & Cheese to Veggies, Please: How to get your kid to eat new foods, end picky eating forever, and stay sane in the process! In the first half, we discussed Jennifer’s own challenges as a picky adult and her top 3 strategies for getting kids eating. In today’s episode, I put her on the spot on how to use those strategies to get real food into some of the pickiest eaters I’ve known; including a boy who defiantly tried to starve himself instead of eating dinner, and another whose diet is little more than white bread, Cheerios, peanut butter and white rice with nothing on it.
End Picky Eating Forever with Guest Heretic Jennifer Scribner
September 6, 2018 • 40 MIN
What happens when you have a kid and then realize that diet has everything to do with their health and well-being? Improving your diet can be a challenge, but changing the diet of your fussy eater can be torture…. until you hear today’s guest. Jennifer Scribner has been working with families affected by autism spectrum disorders. And in case you didn’t know, children on the spectrum (and many adults) are the fussiest eaters around. In her new book, From Mac & Cheese to Veggies, Please: How to get your kid to eat new foods, end picky eating forever, and stay sane in the process, she teaches parents how to navigate the turbulent waters of implementing a nutritious diet for children who refuse to eat anything but white flour and sugar. In this episode, she tells us why children get picky in the first place and her 3 top strategies that parents can use to turn that around. Come back again next week for the second half of this interview when Jennifer is put to the test when Adrienne presents her with real life examples of some of the pickiest eaters she's known.
Poisoning Our Children Part 2: Breakfast Talk Story
August 2, 2018 • 62 MIN
Welcome back to the Talk Story portion of our visit with André Leu right here in Hawaii speaking about Poisoning Our Children. If you haven't yet listened to André's main presentation, you can catch that right here. This presentation is also available on video on YouTube.  Most of the last half of this session had to be removed due to inaccuracies, erroneous claims and intentionally damaging statements made by a few attendees in an attempt to discredit our local producers and deflect from the subject at hand. Sadly, such trolling by people with no concern for or experience with human health has become commonplace at such events. This segment had to be removed so as not to spread false information about our producers.
Poisoning Our Children: André Leu in Hawaii, Part 1: No longer beonfused about the safety of pesticides and GMO foods
July 31, 2018 • 65 MIN
Are you: -Confused about the safety of pesticides and GMO foods? -Wondering how much they outperform their organic counterparts? -Curious to know how to choose what's best for your family without becoming a basket case? Welcome to this special edition of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast. After my last interview with André Leu for our Frenching Your Food Telesummit, I invited him to come speak on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Today's edition is the full presentation that André gave to our local audience. Come back later in the week for the breakfast Talk Story where we sat down for a more informal discussion with André. This presentation is also available on video on YouTube. 
Guest Heretic Jason Prall of The Human Longevity Project ~ Part 2: The Secrets To Living Longer with Happiness
May 7, 2018 • 51 MIN
Welcome back to the second part of our interview with Jason Prall of the Human Longevity Project. Last week Jason shared the dietary wisdom we can glean from the world’s oldest inhabitants. Today, he’ll tell us about the meaning of life for people living in the Blue Zones and the most surprising takeaways from his film. You can go watch his film for free starting May 7th.
Guest Heretic Jason Prall of The Human Longevity Project ~ Part 1
May 3, 2018 • 127 MIN
Jason Prall is not only a Longevity and Optimal Health Practitioner, he is the writer, director and producer of The Human Longevity Project. We talk about why Cuba should be the next Blue Zone despite the fact that Cubans eat a diet high in pork fat. You can watch his film for free starting May 7th. Come back on Monday for part 2 of the interview where Jason tells us about the lifestyle  and mindset of the world’s oldest inhabitants.
Guest Heretic Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist: Your Endocrine System And Weight Loss
April 12, 2018 • 56 MIN
Our Guest Heretic, Josh Gitalis, is here today to tell us why fat, calories and exercise are often only part of the weight loss equation. We're talking about our endocrine system, and more precisely how a toxic load from everything from your pajamas to pesticides are a major cause of excess fat storage. Plus, we talk about his Clinical Nutrition program to help practitioners hone their skills in helping clients with a wide range of conditions. We’re getting the lead out today!
Guest Heretic Rachna Patel, Medical Marijuana Doctor
March 22, 2018 • 64 MIN
If you thought that medical marijuana was about being a pot head, then you definitely need to listen to today's episode. We’re talking with Dr. Rachna Patel, the Medical Marijuana Expert. She’s sharing with us marijuana's history as a medicine, the politics behind why it fell out of favor, how she works with people to find the right dose of the right strain to treat patients and much more. There’s no getting high but you will become well-informed.
Guest Heretic Johnny Bowden, the Nutrition Myth Buster, author The Uncensored Truth about Vitamin & Mineral Supplements
March 8, 2018 • 63 MIN
Vitamin A, magnesium, DHA…. what’s the difference between vitamins and minerals? And does it matter if we get them from food versus supplements? This week we talk with the man who wrote the book on The Uncensored Truth about Vitamins and Mineral Supplements — Dr. Jonny Bowden. Known as the Nutrition Myth Buster, Dr. Jonny dishes up facts about everything from fish oil to red wine heretic style with a side of bacon.
Guest Heretic Laura Fenamore author of Skinny, Fat, Perfect
February 22, 2018 • 63 MIN
By age 24, Laura Fenamore had tried everything to lose weight; she hated her body. When she finally stopped dieting and started loving herself she lost 100 lbs. Now, more than 27 years later she’s kept the weight off and works with clients to help them do the same. Laura reveals her secrets for shedding old beliefs and developing a positive body image. Stop chasing weight loss. Let it come to you.
Guest Heretic Dr. Steven Lin, Author of The Dental Diet
February 8, 2018 • 53 MIN
People avoid the dentist for all sorts of reasons; from the pain of getting their mouth drilled to the painful amounts of money they have to spend on drilling and treatments. This week we speak with Dr. Steven Lin, author of The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link Between Your Teeth, Real Food and Life-Changing Natural Health. In this interview, we discuss the downward spiral in dental health despite the use of fluoride, the health repercussions of having a jawline that is too narrow to accommodate a full set of teeth, and how orthodontics merely address the cosmetic appearance of teeth. The truth is eating the right foods can lead to less painful dentist visits and it’s never too early or too late to start changing your diet for improving the health of your teeth.
Guest Heretic Kevin Barry, author of Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC
January 25, 2018 • 68 MIN
I’m going to ask you to keep an open mind about today’s episode even if you don’t agree with me, the medical professionals and healers I’ve worked with, or today’s guest. But if you’re at all serious about achieving optimum health for you or your family, you’ll stick around until the end and draw your own conclusion. Attorney and author Kevin Barry is our guest. Barry wrote Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC. In today’s episode, we’ll discuss how vaccine studies are designed to hide undesirable outcomes, how vaccine laws violate first amendment rights, and who is really responsible for outbreaks of diseases that we vaccinate for.
Guest Heretic Dr. Sam Berne, Author of Creating Your Personal Vision: A Mind-Body Guide for Better Eyesight
January 11, 2018 • 48 MIN
If you don’t know the difference between vision and eyesight, then you will by the end of today’s episode. Holistic Optometrist, Dr. Sam Berne, is our Guest Heretic this week and he’ll teach us how vision can be improved with nutrition, lifestyle, sunlight and exercise. Plus he’ll discuss the role of vision in conditions like ADHD and answer a listener’s question about glaucoma.
Wahls Protocol: Cooking for Life
December 22, 2017 • 26 MIN
Last autumn Terry Wahls, MD was on the show talking about The Wahls Protocol, A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (if you missed this episode, you can catch it here).  This year Terry's follow-up book was published, Wahls Protocol: Cooking for Life, which is a Paleo cookbook that focuses on putting the spotlight on the role of food in healing.  We caught up with Dr. Wahls in a Facebook Live interview.  Watch or listen in and discover what makes this cookbook standout from the rest.
Guest Heretic Kate Krukowski Gooding, Author of 50 Ways To Eat A Beaver
December 8, 2017 • 65 MIN
Got a game hunter in the family and not sure how to cook the meat he or she brings home? Leave it to Kate Krukowski Gooding to teach you 50 Ways to Eat a Beaver in her book of the same name. In this episode, she’ll teach us how to acquire game meats, how to handle them before cooking, and which other meats make a good substitute. Plus, we’ll discuss her other books on cooking wild meat and her appearance on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.
Guest Heretic Nikola Popović; How Life Changed With Better Nutrition – Part 2
November 30, 2017 • 33 MIN
We are back with the second half of our interview with Nikola Popović, our Audio Engineer for the show. In the first half we discussed how Nikola’s farm upbringing set a good foundation for health until it was taken away when his family was forced to move. In this part of the show we will talk to Nikola about the many areas of his life and health that have improved since adopting a nourishing, real food diet. He also issues a plea to others who have improved with nutritional changes to tell us your stories. 
Guest Heretic Nikola Popović Returns To His Rural Roots, Part I
November 9, 2017 • 41 MIN
This week on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast we find out what happens to your mental and physical health when you work for me. Our Audio Engineer, Nikola Popović, shares with us how listening to episodes while editing the podcast encouraged him to return to the diet of his youth growing up in rural Croatia and how his health improved dramatically as a result. Tune in again next week, when Nikola continues our talk about how his new dietary approach has healed him from mood disorders, reversed tooth decay and his one year anniversary of having no cold or flu.
Guest Heretic Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, The Magnesium Miracle, Part II
October 26, 2017 • 48 MIN
Welcome back to the second half of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast interview with Dr. Carolyn Dean. Last time we talked with Dr. Dean about why magnesium deficiency is so widespread and the many common health disorders that stem from it. This week we continue talking to her about the catch 22 of supplementation and the picometer-sized stabilized ionic magnesium supplement that addresses the problems experienced with other forms of magnesium supplements.
Guest Heretic Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, Author Of The Magnesium Miracle
October 12, 2017 • 54 MIN
If a mineral isn’t studied in the US, does that mean it isn’t important? As we learned in a previous episode, sometimes American doctors and researchers resist giving credence to studies conducted abroad. This certainly appears to be the case with the mineral magnesium. Magnesium is integral to as many as 800 enzyme reactions in the body yet very few modern people get enough of it. Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle, joins us to discuss how she first discovered the power of this miracle nutrient and the broad range of health complaints supplementation can address. Join us next time for part two of this interview when Dr. Dean explains the downsides of supplementation and why she created a unique magnesium supplement that removes the issues typically experienced at therapeutic doses.
Guest Heretic Tom Nowak, CFP, author of Low Fee Socially Responsible Investing
July 6, 2017 • 55 MIN
Talk about retirement investments makes a lot of people uncomfortable, but that conversation gets even more uncomfortable when you realize that your 401K has companies like Bayer and Monsanto rotating in and out of your portfolio. How do you plan for your future while still staying true to your principles? Today’s guest heretic Tom Nowak, author of Low Fee Socially Responsible Investing, is going to give us very specific information about investing on your terms. He’s going to tell us how to find companies that support our world view and do it even on a modest budget.
Robin Ray Green; Pediatric Acupuncturist
June 29, 2017 • 41 MIN
Welcome back to part 2 of our episode with Pediatric Acupuncturist Robin Ray Green, author of Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5-Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids. Last week, we talked about non-needle techniques you can use to help heal your children from a wide variety of health issues including digestive disorders and food intolerances. This week, we look at and expanded definition of the 5 Element Theory and how it can be applied to home and work life. Plus we’ll answer questions from our audience.
Guest Heretic Robin Ray Green, author of “Heal Your Child from the Inside Out”
June 22, 2017 • 47 MIN
Acupuncture. You know it works for you, but you’re afraid that those needles could traumatize your child if you try it with them. Pediatric Acupuncturist Robin Ray Green learned in the trenches with her own children how different the acupuncture protocol is for children compared to adults. In this episode, we talk with Green about her book, Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5 Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids. We’ll cover non-needle techniques, improving digestion including sensitivities and intolerances, and her 5 Element strategy for a happy, balanced life. Next week, we’ll continue our conversation and delve into how we can expand on the 5 element theory and we’ll answer YOUR questions.
Guest Heretic Psychiatrist Anna Lembke, author of Drug Dealer, MD
June 15, 2017 • 75 MIN
We all experience pain at some point, but is eliminating all pain the right thing to do? Dr. Anna Lembke is the author of Drug Dealer, MD, a book that explores the many surprising factors that contribute to the current epidemic of opioid abuse in America. In today’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we’ll learn why patients become addicted, how drug companies contribute to the problem and how doctors have gotten caught up in the system.
Guest Heretic Jenn Scribner, GAPS Practitioner and owner of Body Wisdom Nutrition
June 8, 2017 • 73 MIN
Despite offering a wide array of delicious foods to eat, many people find the GAPS Nutritional Protocol extremely challenging. I’m one of them. After going through the training and protocol herself, Jenn Scribner and a fellow GAPS practitioner teamed up to offer group GAPS coaching to help people stay on the diet with a low pressure approach. Listen in to find out how Jenn stuck to the protocol and how failing isn’t as easy as you might think.
Heather Dane; Affirmations and Intuition
June 1, 2017 • 58 MIN
Last week, we spoke with Heather Dane, co-author of The Bone Broth Secret, about how bone broth solves many health issues as well as addressing problems of food waste and poverty in our country. This week, we continue discussing the controversies over adding apple cider vinegar to broth, as well as discussing how her co-author, Louise Hay, intuits affirmations for healing disease. And how to pick the best item on a menu.
Guest Heretic Heather Dane, Co-author Of The Bone Broth Secret
May 25, 2017 • 55 MIN
What was out 20 years ago is back with a vengeance and bone broth is leading the way. Even if you’ve never listened to this show before, you probably know that bone broth has been trending in health circles. I’ve been a huge fan of the stuff for decades and so have Heather Dane and Louise Hay, co-authors of the Bone Broth Secret. Listen in on today’s episode of the podcast as Heather shares the many benefits of broth, the controversies and the many ways you can incorporate it into your diet. Come back again next week when we continue talking with Heather about her 92 year old co-author Louise Hay of Hay House Publishing and her journey from vegetarianism to embracing the miracles of bone broth and how Louise always chooses the right dish in a restaurant.
Guest Heretic Ken Morehead, Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupunturist at Oriental Health Solutions
May 18, 2017 • 68 MIN
Ken Morehead is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist who has a lot to say about our relationship with food. In today’s episode of the podcast, we discuss Dr. Morehead’s evolution from vegan to embracing a wide variety of whole foods including animal fats and meat. We’ll also go into ancient and current applications of Chinese medicine and how the doctor has successfully treated breast disorders ranging from mastitis to breast cancer.
Defending Small Farmers With Peter Kennedy, FTCLDF Attorney
May 11, 2017 • 34 MIN
This week, we continue our discussion with Pete Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, where he’ll describe the Great Apple Muffin and Oatmeal Cookie Confiscation by authorities in Michigan, several more ways in which our food freedoms are assaulted, and how Peter’s role at the Fund helps real farmers make a living and thoughtful consumers get access to health-promoting foods. If you missed the first half of this interview with Peter when he described the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food, listen now.
Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
May 4, 2017 • 41 MIN
In the US, we’ve been led to believe that our Constitution protects our freedoms. But if you’ve ever been seriously ill and relied on certain foods like raw milk or organic, non-GMO foods for your recovery, you’ve quickly found out that the government doesn’t have your back and in fact is working overtime to outlaw these very foods. That’s why our Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy, an attorney for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, has dedicated his work to protecting both family farms and consumers who want to consume the life-affirming foods they provide. Listen in as Peter describes the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility, and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food. Tune in again next week for the conclusion of Peter's interview when we find out what makes muffins so dangerous to the US government, more secrets about food freedoms, and Peter’s role working with Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
Guest Heretic Dina Falconi - Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide And Wild Food Cookbook
April 27, 2017 • 60 MIN
I’ve said it before — Americans have a horrible relationship with food. But our Guest Heretic Dina Falconi doesn’t. Join us for a sensuous walk where we’ll forage for delicious wild edibles, liberate ourselves from a broken food system, and nourish our souls using her gorgeous book Foraging & Feasting: a Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. Dina Falconi invites you to identify wild edible plants with instructive, botanical illustrations; harvest & cook them into delicious food with her recipes.
Ensuring Access To Real Food With Food Rebel, Charlotte Smith
April 20, 2017 • 58 MIN
This episode isn’t just for farmers. It’s for anyone who depends on farmers to provide food for their families! Welcome back to part 2 of our interview with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing and Champoeg Creamery. In the first half of our interview, we discussed how farmers need to price their products to stay in business. In today’s conversation, we’ll find out the vital role raw milk plays in the health of Charlotte’s family, which type of cow’s milk is easiest to digest, how to ensure your access to real food and much more.
How Farmers Can Make a Viable Living with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing and Champoeg Creamery
April 13, 2017 • 53 MIN
American farmers are broke, so when today’s guest heretic Charlotte Smith started her grass-based farm, she wanted to make sure she wouldn’t go out of business in two years because she couldn’t make ends meet. She’ll share how she helps farmers to earn a living wage, discuss the controversy over the food that rocked her world and tell us about her involvement in the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Tune in again next week for part two of our interview where Charlotte will discuss how she runs a sustainable milk farm, how she cured her family's health problems with raw milk, and what to do when the US government, big pharma and big agriculture aim to take away your access to the foods you need to stay well.
Is Counting Calories The New Religion? Weekly Q&A Investigates
April 10, 2017 • 29 MIN
People are looking for meaning in their lives; a group to belong to.  Has counting calories become the new religion?  One of the ways you can induct someone into a cult is by changing the way they eat.  Why have calories become more important than nutrition? Don't fear calories; fear food devoid of nutrition overall.  Interestingly, calories are viewed differently in Europe, why is this?
Guest Heretic Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor, author of The Art of MEAD Tasting & FOOD Pairing
April 6, 2017 • 46 MIN
You can join today’s Guest Heretic, Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor, for the launch of her new book The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing. Listen to Chrissie’s passionate discussion about the history of mead, the many categories and styles of mead,  and how to choose the right mead for the right dish.
Carbohydrates And Why You Need Them on the Weekly Q&A
April 3, 2017 • 47 MIN
Will you be seeing 50 Shades of Whey be making an appearance?  Not very likely, but Adrienne shares what's been going on with her book, 50 Ways To Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes With Balls!  Modern Wheat is different than it was 100 years ago, and more people are reacting to it; but what are the consequences of cutting out gluten when you don't need to?  Do people replace gluten with alternative carbohydrates?   Why are some people so afraid of carbs? What happens when you eat too much fibre?  And as an added bonus, find out what Adrienne adds to her homemade sauerkrout to make it the best ever! These questions and more are answered on this week's Q&A with The Nutrition Heretic.
Protein Myths Revealed on the Weekly Q&A
March 30, 2017 • 52 MIN
Over the weekend there were some disturbing news articles that were published and these are discussed.  There are lots of myths about proteins, and what constitutes a complete protein: the building blocks of protein are revealed, as well as how to bring them into your diet.  Uncover why the body needs fat.  Also discussed is respect for the animals you consume and indigenous cultures that consider plants to be our ancestors.  Also the historical connection between tooth decay and when humanity began to move towards settlements and farming.
Don't Fear Fats! Why You Need Them on This Week's Q&A
March 27, 2017 • 46 MIN
Lard.  Butter. Goose fat. Why is there such a fear of fats, and why isn't it warranted?  Why are more people turning back to traditional animal fats and turning away from the trendy vegetable oils?  This week Adrienne and Nikola explore the ins and outs of fats and oils.  Why they're needed for health, as well as how best to use them.  What is the best fat to use when high-heat frying?  These questions and more, answered on this week's Q & A.
Razi Berry Talks About Her Heart Revolution Summit
March 23, 2017 • 76 MIN
Razi Berry is our guest heretic this week as she talks about her journey through recovering from anorexia and bulimia in her teens, to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue in her 20s, and how a stressful job led to infertility.  Follow her story to discover how it led to her discovery that naturopathic medicine accepts the mind body connection, and how the Heart Revolution Summit encompasses this. Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined, and Razi is taking the lead in bringing the latest research to you.  Listen in to find out how.
Tactics to deal with picky eating on This Week's Q&A
March 16, 2017 • 60 MIN
Do you have a picky eater in your home?  Maybe one of the kids, or maybe it's you.  How do you deal with it?  In this week's Q&A we discuss our different family tactics to deal with picky eating, What should you steer kids away from?  How can you make food more appealing?  Should you be snacking and grazing?   Also included in this session is information on fats, sugars, juicing, acne and how our body reacts to these.
Staying Healthy During Cold And Flu Season: Weekly Q&A
February 16, 2017 • 29 MIN
How are you coping this cold and flu season?  Have you been dragged down, or are you fighting fit?  Adrienne's daughter has had a touch of a cold and Adrienne shares what she's done to relieve the symptoms and prevent it from gaining a foothold. Nikola shares his tricks to feeling fine in freezing weather; and how he tries to disguise his secret ingredient so that his children will eat it. What works for you?  How do you prevent or treat illness during the winter?
Let's Talk Breakfast: What Do You Eat? Weekly Q&A
February 9, 2017 • 35 MIN
Why do we export our sub-quality food while complaining that other countries also do the same?  This week on the Nutrition Heretic's Weekly Q&A, the discussion revolves around garlic.  Is it a poison?  Why isn't it good for preserving?  What has Nikola's experience been with it?  Adrienne talks about what she's learned while earning a certificate as a Master Food Preserver to shed some light on the ins and outs of preserving and why starchy foods are not preserved. What do you consume for breakfast?  What's the difference between what Europeans and Americans eat; find out what our hosts typically eat, and how they change things up.
All About Weight on This Week's Q&A
February 2, 2017 • 54 MIN
This week's Q & A is all about weight and weight loss.  Does body type have anything to do with it?  Can the order in which you eat your food during your meals make a difference to your hunger satiation?  Are enriched products good for you; what do they really contain?  What does trauma have to do with weight loss or gain?  And there's plenty of talk about parasites!
What Is Wrong With My Family? Weekly Q & A
January 26, 2017 • 30 MIN
This week I found some candy in my kitchen that had been sitting out since my kids brought it home from school before Christmas.  It was just as it had been left; untouched by the usual critters that go after every dropped crumb.   What is wrong with kids' junk food that even the ants and cockroaches won't touch it?  Why do people insist on giving this stuff to children?  What can be done when parents, grandparents, and friends have differing opinions of what is acceptable food for growing kids?  Nikola and I chat about this issue and how we handle it. Tune in to hear this week's Weekly Q & A: -What the heck is wrong with my family?  Why were we all sick over Christmas?
Weekly Q & A: Have Your Questions Answered!
January 19, 2017 • 17 MIN
On this first Weekly Q & A, Adrienne is thankful for her listeners, and shares the exciting news about her most popular book (hint: it's something to crow about). Tune in to hear the first Weekly Q & As: What is the first dietary change the Nutrition Heretic recommends. -What is the best/fastest way to repair gut health. -What Adrienne thinks about exercise for weight loss.
Success Story: A Simple Plan to Reverse Fibromyalgia, Skin Issues and Falling Hair with Guest Heretic Robyn Crowle
December 29, 2016 • 60 MIN
The Nutrition Heretic has two basic audiences — those who already eat a real food diet those who are curious about improving their health, but not ready to commit. Our guest heretic today, Robyn Crowle, was in the latter group. After years of suffering with fibromyalgia, skin issues, and falling hair, she took the plunge into what she was certain would be a boring, tasteless waste of time and strain on her budget. She gave herself one week to see some improvement, which didn’t exactly work out as planned, but she enjoyed the food so much that she stuck with it a little longer. That’s when the magic happened. Find out her secrets on this week’s episode.
Guest Heretic Cilla Whatcott - There is a Choice: Homeoprophylaxis
December 22, 2016 • 60 MIN
Most people have already made up their minds about vaccines. Some change their minds only after the unthinkable happens — autism, cancer or the loss of a child within a few hours of administration. No matter what your stance, Guest Heretic Cilla Whatcott has a viable option available that most people have never heard about: homeoprophylaxis. In today’s episode, you’ll learn what homeoprophylaxis is, the real story behind polio outbreaks of the early 1900s and why the US now has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world despite requiring 7 times more vaccines than any other industrialized nation. Cilla Whatcott is a board-certified classical homeopath with a B.A. degree from Arizona State University, a diploma from the four year professional program at Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy, Minneapolis, MN and a PhD in Homeopathy.  She is an instructor at Normandale Community College.  Cilla is currently the director of Worldwide Choice – an organization familiarizing medically licensed providers with homeoprophylaxis and undertaking evidence-based research.  She offers individualized homeoprophylaxis programs for adults and children.
Raising chickens in the City: Justin Rhodes Permaculture, Part II
December 15, 2016 • 36 MIN
This week we continue our interview with Justin Rhodes of Abundant Permaculture about raising chickens in the city.  He enlightens us on the procedures to take for sick birds, the mating habits of chickens and what his favorite breeds are and why. Plus our listeners get their most burning cock questions answered. All this and more.... If you missed last week's episode when Justin taught us everything we need to know about raising permaculture chickens, including how to enjoy every last bit of the chicken you just choked, go back and listen now.
Easy Backyard Chickens with Justin Rhodes
December 8, 2016 • 42 MIN
Give Justin Rhodes 2 1/2 hours and he can teach you everything you need to know about keeping backyard chickens. In today’s episode we talk with Rhodes about his 10 year journey of raising permaculture chickens, including how he went from feeding expensive grain to using a compost feeding system that can actually put more money in his pocket.  You won't want to miss hearing about all of the parts of a rooster you can eat, nothing goes to waste with permaculture. Don't miss the conclusion of this interview with Justin Rhodes next week when we get his take on culling those ornery roosters, solutions for keeping birds when the temps drop below freezing and how to watch his film “Permaculture Chickens."
Are you missing the mark on spirituality? Get "Spiritual as Hell" with JP Sears
December 1, 2016 • 69 MIN
As attendance rates at traditional churches suffer, people are looking for new ways to make sense of this crazy thing called life and more authentic ways of connecting with the divine. But does it work? Join us this week as we talk with Mr. Ultra Spiritual himself, JP Sears, as we discuss a variety of ways that people are attempting to find themselves as well as avoiding the trap of thinking we are better than those who have chosen a different path. JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work is intended to empower people to empower themselves to live more meaningful lives. He holds certification as a Holistic Coach Advanced Practitioner through the Holistic Coaching Institute in Columbus, OH.  Most importantly, he has red hair, blue eyes, a caring heart, and a warped sense of humor.
A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles with Terry Wahls, MD, author of the Wahls Protocol
November 17, 2016 • 50 MIN
Autoimmune disease is on the rise, but conventional doctors have little more than drugs to offer and in some cases those drugs appear to accelerate the rate of disease progression. Dr. Terry Wahls spent about 20 years slowly watching her health decline until finally she got the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Only 3 years after beginning standard therapy she ended up in a wheelchair where she remained for 4 years until she began studying Functional Medicine and using supplements while developing her paleo inspired nutritional protocol, The Wahls Protocol. That’s why I invited Dr. Wahls to be our guest heretic so she can explain how she got out of her wheelchair and went back to work. Terry L. Wahls, M.D. is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City and the Director of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Clinic at the Iowa City Veteran Affairs Health Care System where she treats veterans with autoimmune, neurological, and medical problems using diet and lifestyle interventions. In addition she is a clinical researcher, studying the use of diet and lifestyle interventions in autoimmune and other chronic disease states.
Stacey Shepard: Chinese Medical Theory and GAPS Protocol Part II
November 10, 2016 • 44 MIN
This week we continue talking with Stacey Shepard.  We discuss more of Stacey’s experience using herbs and Chinese medical theory in boosting results with the GAPS protocol.  We also find out how obsessing about the diet after you’ve healed may actually harm you and we find out about Stacey’s guilty pleasure. If you missed last week's episode, you will want to hear Stacey discuss some causes contributing to poor gut health and how it relates to autism, ADD, and behavioral disorders. Stacey Shepard is a licensed practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine.  She specializes in chronic and recalcitrant diseases, and she relies heavily upon Chinese herbs and dietary therapy throughout the healing process.  Stacey is also a Certified GAPS Practitioner, and she is continually amazed by the incredible healing powers of whole foods and natural medicine.
A Cure for Autism?; Stacey Shepard, Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified GAPS practitioner
November 3, 2016 • 42 MIN
If you know someone with a child who is autistic, has ADD or behavioral disorders, make sure they listen to this show.  Our guest heretic, Stacey Shepard is an acupuncturist and Certified GAPS practitioner who has been been healing the underlying digestive disorders that contribute to these conditions and more.  In this show, we discuss the numerous causes behind poor gut health and why establishing a healthy micro biome is your best bet for completely reversing these conditions. Stacey Shepard is a licensed practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine.  She specializes in chronic and recalcitrant diseases, and she relies heavily upon Chinese herbs and dietary therapy throughout the healing process.  Stacey is also a Certified GAPS Practitioner, and she is continually amazed by the incredible healing powers of whole foods and natural medicine. Next week on the show, we’ll be continuing the conversation with Ms. Shepard about how she healed digestive issues she didn’t even know she had using the GAPS protocol. We’ll also get more into her experience with using acupuncture and herbs to improve outcomes and how you can get in touch with her to help you along with your healing journey.  Don't miss it!
Cleaning Up Our Body Care; Leah McCullough, The Fibro Lady - Part II
October 27, 2016 • 38 MIN
In the last episode, we discussed Leah McCullough’s miraculous recovery from fibromyalgia. Today we continue our discussion with her strategies to ease into healing even if you can’t get out of bed and external factors you can add to your protocol that will take your healing to the next level.
How to Cure Fibromyalgia; Leah McCullough - The Fibro Lady, author of Freedom from Fibromyalgia: 7 Steps to Complete Recovery
October 20, 2016 • 41 MIN
Do you routinely wake up from 12 or more hours of sleep and feel totally exhausted? Does it ever take you weeks to recover from light exercise? Our Guest Heretic Leah McCullough spent a decade with all that plus numbing flu-like pain that eventually left her bed-ridden for 6 years. Then she met a practitioner who introduced her to specific forms of popular supplements which enabled her to make a Healing Quantum Leap, so that she could get out of bed and start living her life. Find out the exact steps she took to go from being unable to keep house because of debilitating fatigue to running marathons in this episode.
How dirty is too dirty? Brett Finlay PhD., author of Let Them Eat Dirt
October 6, 2016 • 58 MIN
Any moron knows that processed foods don’t benefit our health, but today we go beyond the empty calories and lack of expiration dates to look at yet another way they actually harm you — by upsetting the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut. From hand sanitizers to dirty births, we dive deep into the topic of microbiota with Brett Finlay, the author of Let Them Eat Dirt.
Will the Real Protein Please Stand Up; Julia Ross, author of The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure - Part II
September 29, 2016 • 38 MIN
Today on the podcast we finish up our conversation with Julia Ross. We discuss the key differences between animal and supposed vegetable protein as well as the effect on the kidneys, what to expect when you suddenly increase your caloric intake and answer questions from our audience.
The Connection Between Diet and Mood; Julia Ross, author of The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure
September 22, 2016 • 50 MIN
Imagine a world where people whistle joyfully while walking down the street. Nutritional psychotherapist Julia Ross remembers those days and is aiming to bring them back with the contrarian information in her books “The Diet Cure” and “The Mood Cure”. In this show, we’ll learn about the connection between mood disorders, cravings, overweight and protein. We’ll also learn the real reasons why deficiencies in any of the 5 brain chemicals you need to be happy result in cravings and compulsive eating. We’ll be back next week to conclude this conversation with Julia Ross. We’ll discuss what a protein really is, how the body reacts to the sudden intake of 2100 calories, and why the internet is an unreliable source of information unless you know what to look for.
André Leu; Taking Monsanto's Crimes To Tribunal In The Hague
September 15, 2016 • 41 MIN
Do you think Monsanto should be brought to trial for crimes against humanity? Well then you’re going to want to tune in to today’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast when we continue our conversation with André Leu, author of The Myths of Safe Pesticides and member of the Monsanto Tribunal — a world court in the Hague, which aims to do just that. During this in-depth discussion, you’ll learn the significance of the trial, why the personalities behind Monsanto have such a blatant disregard for human life and why you may want to trade in your PC for a Mac.
André Leu, author of The Myths of Safe Pesticides and Member of the Monsanto Tribunal
September 8, 2016 • 70 MIN
To say that no other company is as hated as Monsanto is an understatement. The Monsanto name is toxic, driving away consumers who point to products like RoundUp, glyphosate and numerous GMO crops for health disorders ranging from autism and alzheimers to gluten intolerance and cancers. Our guest heretic is André Leu, author of The Myths of Safe Pesticides and member of the Monsanto Tribunal. In today’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we discuss the faulty beliefs behind the safety of poisons, and why they wreak such havoc on our bodies.
Healthy Dairy, Healthier Planet; The Many Benefits of 100% Pastured Dairy with Guest Heretic Phyllis van Amburgh of Dharma Lea Farms and Maple Hill Creamery
September 1, 2016 • 64 MIN
Are dairy cows destroying the planet? Should milk cartons carry a skull and cross-bones on them? Our healthy ancestors would’ve laughed at our modern theories about dairy. Today’s guest heretic is Phyllis van Amburgh of Dharma Lea Farm in New York State. As a member of the Savory Global Network of farms, she knows that raising cows 100% on grass is not only possible, but can benefit the earth and us by regenerating grasslands and producing milk that is far superior to the crap on supermarket shelves. In this episode, you’ll also learn the differences between A1 and A2 milk and which one is least likely to elicit an allergic reaction, how to plan your grass farming routine around the seasons and the new genetically engineered grass that is threatening dairy farms.
What Causes Food Allergies; Caspar Poyck C. Ht.; Clinical Hypnotherapist Talks Digestive Therapy and Emotions
August 18, 2016 • 68 MIN
Could your gluten intolerance stem from chronic emotional stress? Well…. Sort of. Clinical Hypnotherapist Caspar Poyck has found that negative emotions, obsessive compulsions and loneliness not only lead to emotional eating, but also to food allergies and intolerances. He helps people transmute those negative feelings into positive ones, helping his clients to overcome food allergies, emotional eating and much more. You'll also learn more about his annual retreat in Costa Rica this November, where participants get to experience Digestive Therapy first hand with workshops, yoga, cooking classes, waterfall hikes, and even make your own bar of chocolate to take home with you!  After the interview, head on over to Caspar's website, What Makes You Eat or  on Facebook and YouTube. But first, listen in as Caspar shares his methods and miraculous outcomes simply by helping people to shift their relationship with food in this episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast.
Food Waste And Perfection Perception; Evan Hazelett of Imperfect Produce Is Taking Action
August 4, 2016 • 71 MIN
133 Billion pounds of food is wasted each year — and most of that comes from us! Consumer demand and ignorance of the law are among the principle reasons that supermarkets dispose of perfectly good produce. Our guest heretic Evan Hazelett of is doing something about it. Imperfect Produce delivers the freshest, less than perfect-looking fruits and vegetables to homes throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area in California at a fraction of supermarket prices. This isn’t rotten produce, just produce that’s either too small, too big, slightly blemished or otherwise less than beautiful to the average consumer. In this episode, you’ll learn how to choose the juiciest oranges every time, reduce food waste in your own home, inspire others to make use of produce that would otherwise rot on the ground and the best way to store your bananas.
Can Korean Natural Farming Methods Be Easily Applied To Home Gardens? Find Out With Our Guest Heretic Chris Trump
July 28, 2016 • 38 MIN
Can the Korean Natural Farming methods discussed in last week’s episode be easily applied to home gardens? Today we continue our discussion with Chris Trump of the Island Harvest Macadamia Nut farm in Hawaii. We’ll separate facts from fiction, learn about Indigenous Microorganisms and Chris’s experiences learning with Master Cho — the developer of this complete farming system. Discover what happened when Adrienne watered her neighbour's plants, is it possible to have a no-smell piggery, and what is the Ferrari of diverse microorganism inputs… on this episode of The Nutrition Heretic Podcast.
How Can Mushrooms Save the World?; Korean Natural Farming With Guest Heretic Chris Trump of Island Harvest in Kapaau, HI
July 21, 2016 • 46 MIN
Despite what you might think, our guest heretic isn’t related to a certain controversial Presidential candidate, but that doesn’t mean that he’s without controversy. Our Guest Heretic, Chris Trump owns the largest farm in the world to use the Korean Natural Farming method. On today’s episode you’ll find out what makes this unique farming method, which uses basic kitchen ingredients superior to standard organic methods, and how you can get started at home… only on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast.
Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease; Using Anti-Oxidants and Vitamins to  Stop Free Radicals in Their Tracks; Guest Heretic Kedar Prasad, PhD.
July 14, 2016 • 69 MIN
What do inflammation and oxidative stress have in common? They are present at alarming levels in people with disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease. Conventional medicine is convinced that vitamin and anti-oxidant therapies don’t work, but our guest, Dr. Kedar Presad, author of Fight Parkinson’s and Huntington’s with Vitamins and Anti-oxidants, will tell us how clinical trials are designed to fail and gives us a specific protocol for best possible outcomes --- even when there’s a genetic component involved.
Guest Heretic Laura Kelly, D.O.M., author of the Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook
July 7, 2016 • 76 MIN
What would you do, if your mom asked you to help reverse her osteoporosis naturally? Our guest heretic Dr. Laura Kelly explains what she did when her mom approached her with this task. From plotting out a game plan to exposing mushrooms to sunlight, she reveals the exact steps she took to help her mom get her bone density back on track in only 15 months. Now Dr. Kelly is releasing her book “The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook”. Part cookbook and part science book, you’ll learn what medicine already knows about weak bones and what conventional medicine ignores about fixing the issue and why. You’ll also learn why she chose to put an abundance of deliciously sinful real food recipes in her book instead of the same old tasteless politically correct fare. Stay tuned ’til the end when the doctor reveals her number one tip for starting with this diet to make sure all your efforts aren’t in vain.
30% Yield Increase During California Drought; Growing Top Soil; Practically Free Farming Method; Guest Heretic Spencer Smith at the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management
June 30, 2016 • 57 MIN
After his wife, Abbey, returned from working on a  holistically managed farm in South Africa in 2005, she and her husband, Spencer sat down to create their own Holistic Context Statement. In this week’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we talk with Spencer Smith, learn what a Holistic Context is and how creating one for yourself is important for anyone who wants to engage more meaningfully with their farming, family and their food choices.
Defining Organic; All About Animal Welfare, Regenerative Agriculture, and Rural Economics; Guest Heretic Will Harris of White Oak Pastures
June 23, 2016 • 64 MIN
When Will Harris’s dad started using ammonium nitrate fertilizer on his farm in 1946, he had no idea he was destroying the microscopic flora and fauna on the land that are necessary for maintaining healthy top soil. So after 50 years, he moved to a farming system that is not only organic, but regenerates the soil by emulating nature’s own processes while concentrating on animal welfare and restoring rural economics. In today’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we learn about the inaccuracies of labels such as organic and grass-fed as well as how Harris's smart farming methods are helping to restore his 150 year old family farm into a thriving farm for the future.
Easiest Cure for IBS, Constipation and Digestive Disorders; The Greatest Shit of Howard Stern’s Life; Guest Heretic Bobby Edwards of Squatty Potty
June 16, 2016 • 45 MIN
This is our crappiest show to date! Millions of people suffer from digestive disorders including IBS, diverticulitis and chronic constipation, yet no one wants to admit they have the problem…. except for our guest heretic’s mom. Robert Edwards of Squatty Potty joins us this week to discuss the ins and outs of healthy BMs. From posture to unicorns, we dive right in to this controversial topic and cover it all, giving you some valuable tips to get going every day. 
Paranoia in the food supply…. Can we eat fish? Where does the mercury come from ? What does research say? Guest Heretic Randy Hartnell of Vital Choice sets the record straight
June 9, 2016 • 54 MIN
Adrienne begins this episode with an update on her session of New Decision Therapy with Christina Heike.  She was able to uncover her death wish and understand why she had been making some poor choices recently.  She's now feeling great having gone from being overwhelmed to overjoyed! Paranoia in the food supply…. Can we eat fish? Is there a particular fish we should or should not be eating? Where does the mercury in fish come from?  It's always been around, how does it enter the food supply?  How can you avoid it? There's so much information out there, with over 30,000 studies on Omega 3 alone, how do you know what you should believe, especially with current propaganda? Guest Heretic Randy Hartnell has been in the wild salmon business for over 20 years and is the President of the company he started with his wife, Carla, in 2001, Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics, an online company with the mission of providing consumers with high quality sustainable seafood, while educating them about the impact of their food choices on their health, the environment, and the wild salmon resource. Adrienne's been a long-time fan of Randy and his salmon (did she really call Randy  tasty on air?).
Guest Heretic Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, Author of The Cholesterol Myths; What is Cholesterol; Why Do You Need It? What To Do With Statins
June 2, 2016 • 60 MIN
When the low cholesterol craze first hit his native country of Sweden, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov was outraged. As an Internist and Nephrologist, he knew that high cholesterol and heart disease were not historically a problem in Sweden. So why introduce these asinine rules to eating? He set out to study what he found to be the cherry picked data to support the cholesterol hypothesis, which led to him writing the outstanding book, The Cholesterol Myths.   Listen in as this 81 year old with hypercholesterolemia teaches us what cholesterol is, how necessary it is to every cell in the body, why it will protect you from both heart disease and cancer and how once we get rid of labels such as LDL and HDL, we realize that most of the questions we have about cholesterol are absolutely USELESS! Stay tuned to the end where you’ll even find out what to do with that statin drug prescription you just got from the doctor.
Guest Heretic Pamela Richardson; Author of Magical Essentials; Using Essential Oils to Age Beautifully
May 26, 2016 • 62 MIN
What can a smoker teach us about looking youthful? Apparently a lot! 10 years ago, Pamela Richardson looked in the mirror and saw a 60 year old woman staring back. The problem was she was only 50. She immediately ditched her expensive face creams and developed a system of using 100% organic essential oils to reverse the aging process. Today at age 61 — and smoking — she looks 50! Imagine how youthful you can look if you don’t smoke at all!   Tune in to hear Pamela’s daily skincare routine and grab her book, Magical Essentials, to find out how to tone and rejuvenate tired skin from head to toe!
Don’t Push that Button!  Guest Heretic Christina Heike, New Decision Therapy Practitioner; Holistic Health Coach; Yoga & Meditation Expert; Special Ed, Physical Education and Psychology Teacher
May 19, 2016 • 59 MIN
Psychosurgery focuses on a specific blockage and releases it consciously.  Recently Adrienne talked with Sandi Radomski of Allergy Antidotes about Ask & Receive and this episode about New Decision Therapy with Christina Heike follows on nicely. Guest Heretic Christina Heike is a practitioner of New Decision Therapy, a holistic health and life coach, a certified yoga and meditation teacher, certified naturopath, and has her MS in the Science of Sport, as well as Educational Psychology (special education), and is a certified Avurveda practitioner. Adrienne and Christina talk about the book, Your Body Remembers by Kandis Blakely, founder of New Decision Therapy. Listen to this episode to discover: -How NDT is different from other energy psychology techniques like EFT? -How NDT believes the body records trauma. -Find out about what Kandis Blakely refers to as the death wish? -The steps involved with NDT. -Learn about kantillation.
Think You Wash with Soap? Think Again! Guest Heretic Dana Christensen Cleans Up and Tells Us How To Make Our Own
May 12, 2016 • 48 MIN
Did you know that the stuff you clean your body with may not be soap? It’s true! But there’s a solution. Our special Guest Heretic Dana Christensen of Big Island Soap Company not only has it, but tells you how to do it yourself. Many health enthusiasts will tell you not to put anything on your body you wouldn’t put IN your body. Others will tell you that liquid soap is better than bar soap.  What actually is soap?  How does it differ from beauty bars? And why can't you find out what the ingredients are in store-bought soap? In this episode you'll discover what goes into the soap making process, three ways to make soap, and what to do with the little end-of-the-bar pieces. Adrienne and Dana talk about using tallow in soap in addition to other emollients, when to add essential oils to the process, how to mold and cut soap, as well as how to to rebatch soap so that none is wasted. Dana has promised to share a recipe with you, and Adrienne is going to hold her to it, even if she has to collect it in person!  So check back for an update on the recipe and you'll soon be making your own.
How to Get Local In Your Neighborhood; Fast Changes in Food; Guest Heretic Graham Ellis Talks about His USDA Sustainability Grant
May 5, 2016 • 46 MIN
Has society lost sight of sustainable living in the name of progress? Jamaicans lose sight of coconuts growing above their heads as diseases of modernization take hold of their population. At the same time, Americans vilify every real food leaving them completely at the mercy of food producers while we watch heart disease, cancer and new diseases skyrocket. Is there a way to re-capture our dietary choices of yesteryear? Guest heretic, Graham Ellis of Pono Solutions Consulting, and president of the Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance describes how his childhood growing up in England not all that long ago is so different from the world we live in today.  His family did quite well eating fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and milk that were not only local, but delivered right to their door on a regular basis. Boy, how things have changed! The commoditization of food has not only devastated our topsoil, but has raped local economies and deprived people of vibrant health. What can be done to move back to a sustainable society?  Is it possible?  What can you take to move towards this goal? Listen in as Graham tells us what we can do to recapture our dietary traditions and have a bountiful supply of delicious foods should the supply lines go down.  You'll also learn about his USDA issued grant to help develop sustainability here in Hawaii.
Best Foods for Dogs; Pets for Patriots; Strawberry the Orangutan; Guest Heretic Stephanie Wallace Discusses How to Treat Your Pets if You Love Them
April 28, 2016 • 53 MIN
Got questions about what your dog really should be eating? Tune in when Guest Heretic Stephanie Wallace of Lava Dogs Treats n’ Things tells us which normal foods for you and me could kill your pet. As a former vet tech, Stephanie witnessed the assault on animals often by the people entrusted to love and care for them. Now she makes delectable treats that are safe for and loved by dogs (and sometimes cats). Also listen out for the Pets for Patriots program she’s involved in and how you can help a vet (the other kind) today!
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil and Coconut Water; What to Use It for, and More with Guest Heretic Coconut Guru Bruce Fife
April 21, 2016 • 59 MIN
Today’s episode starts off with a discussion about why Fat is the new black; what’s going on with so many fat people in an educated society?  Will simply changing the quality of fats make one healthier and even lose weight? Welcome to Bruce Fife, CN and ND, author of over 20 books including The Coconut Oil Miracle, Coconut Cures, the Detox Book, Stop Vision Loss Now! and many, many more.  Bruce has been researching coconuts for 20 years.  This week he chats to Adrienne about the differences in coconut oil and palm oil, how coconuts are farmed, what you can expect coconut oil and coconut water to do.  Coconut oil is being touted as a wonder-food, but why? Is coconut oil just a panacea? Is the coconut so perfect? Or is there a way to get too much? Is there any contraindication for coconuts?  How did coconut get such a bad rap? Bruce and Adrienne discuss how coconut oil used to be common but how marketing by big companies changed this in the USA and how that has even affected the use of coconut oil in other countries such as Jamaica and Fiji. What can you use coconut oil for?  Its usefulness goes beyond eating and drinking it.  Find out why it’s great for mechanics!  Can it be used as an IV fluid?  And Bruce answers all our listener’s questions about Coconut oil.
Allergies and Trauma, Muscle Testing, Energy Medicine; Sandi Radomski is Our Guest This Week
April 14, 2016 • 47 MIN
Is Adrienne allergic to her husband?  Is it even possible?  In this episode, Sandi Radomski of Allergy Antidotes talks with Adrienne about the bizarre reactions she’s been having when her husband is in the state. Sandi employs a different approach to allergy treatment which includes energy medicine.  Sandi shares her experience, insight and success stories in helping people to live well with allergies. Sandi’s definition of allergies differs from the mainstream medical definition.  Her energetic definition of allergies is as “a mistake of the immune system based on a trauma.” Sandi uses muscle testing to identify what is going on in a person’s body, and how it is misaligned with their mind.  She believes that allergies are learned responses to a trauma and as such, they may also be unlearned. Sandi trains her clients to give their bodies new experiences so they can be calm in the presence of the substance that is causing the reactions.  This can be achieved through one of three methods: Spinal Release – using acupressure points Laser – Using a laser on reflex point on the ears Ask and Receive – This is now Sandi’s main technique which helps her clients to access a higher state of consciousness to learn a new relationship with their bodies. Sandi has been successful with helping people overcome their allergies, not only to substances, but also to money.  A metaphorical allergy to money and pushing it away is the topic of her next book, “Let Money In.”
Kaizen, Hormones in Harmony, and The Definition of Health With Guest Heretic David Benjamin of Healthy Wild And Free
April 7, 2016 • 76 MIN
This week we query the current definition of health.  How can you be considered healthy when you have a disease? Adrienne's guest is David Benjamin from Healthy Wild and Free.  They chat about when David found health and what it looks like.  How members of his family were adversely affected by birth deformities due to pharmaceuticals and how he saw his mother and grandfather battle cancer and how his own health concerns led him down the road of kaizen. What was the catalist for David's own road to balance and health?  Why is he dedicated to helping people improve their own lives?  Learn about what to watch for to keep your hormones in harmony, and learn about why David believes you must have a healthy body in order to have a healthy mind.
Interview with Author Lierre Keith, The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and Sustainability
March 31, 2016 • 49 MIN
This week we look back on some past episodes and ask, "Where’s the beef?" Actually we talk about meat and if it deserves the entire negative press it gets. We welcome, author, warrior and challenger of dogmatic thinking, Lierre Keith. Leirre is a former vegan who realized that her chosen path didn’t provide all the resources required for a healthy diet and life. Her remarkable journey from that point is an ongoing adventure showcasing her strength and courage. We discuss what you need to know about vegetarian and vegan diets, the shortcomings and the risks that are often quite taboo and generate the ire of those who follow such lifestyles.   We think this is one of our best and most provocative podcasts ever!
Beyond Organic; Healing Our Soil; Remediating Fukushima Radiation; Guest Jeremiah Hinton of Maxwell Farms
March 24, 2016 • 39 MIN
It's no secret that factory farming has eroded our top soil, but is organic really the answer? Many people are surprised to know that while organics are better to eat than conventional foods because of the reduced pesticide use, they still deplete our soils at an alarming rate. So what IS the answer? This week, our guest, Jeremiah Hinton of Maxwell Farms explains the benefits of building the microorganisms in soil with Bokashi composting, fish emulsion and other cheap soil-building techniques that use ingredients that might already be in your kitchen. These natural farming techniques will leave your soil healthier and more nutrient rich than before you planted your crops! For those who aren't ready to start soaking fish guts in sugar, Jeremiah sells his fish emulsion on his website at
Reclaiming the Definition of Health; Guest Sally Fallon Morell Discusses the Pioneering Work of Weston A Price
March 17, 2016 • 41 MIN
Hernia, cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis C, diabetes and high blood pressure.... believe it or not, today you can have all of these disorders and more and still be considered healthy by the modern medical establishment! This week, we go deeper into the definition of health by looking at how traditional peoples eating their native diets exhibit physical and mental signs of good health. Special guest, Sally Fallon Morell, talks to us about what the work of Dr. Weston A. Price demonstrates about the power of our most vilified foods -- saturated fat and cholesterol -- and how these foods may be able to lower doctor bills and increase longevity.
RIP Funeral Food; The Connection between Spirituality and Food; Interview with Hilda Labrada Gore on Maintaining the Temple with Food and Movement
March 10, 2016 • 41 MIN
Hilda Labrada Gore, host of the Weston A Price Foundation’s podcast and a fitness instructor with Body & Soul Fitness. We talk about lifeless funeral food that may kill you. Hilda joins us to discuss why worshipping in your body's temple brings peace of mind and health of body.
Curing Back Pain in 90 Seconds with Certified Neuromuscular Therapist Gadi Kaufman
March 3, 2016 • 43 MIN
Author of Back Pain Relief in 90 Seconds and Certified Neuromuscular Therapist Gadi Kaufman explains how you can heal back problems with a 90 second exercise. Plus Adrienne explains to Jim why Frankenberry cereal is aptly named. How does your lifestyle contribute to back pain? Is surgery your best option for pinched nerves and other back issues. Just what does your automatic nervous system have to do with your back pain? You may be surprised to learn that muscle spasms (something most of us think of as a momentary thing) can actually last for years. Nerve pressure plays a big role in such pain according to Gadi and our lack of understanding of the origin of low back pain contributes to people suffering for years with ineffective treatments. As Gadi puts it, there’s no point talking to the employees (the muscles) about this problem. We have to talk to the boss which is the nervous system.
Unnecessary Surgeries; Guest Tudor Pangal Author of Back Pain: How I Got Rid of It After Suffering For 20 Years
February 25, 2016 • 50 MIN
Before going under the knife, find out how Tudor Pangal, author of Back Pain: How I Got Rid of It After Suffering For 20 Years and Heal Your Back Pain: The Complete Roadmap - Mind, Nutrition, and Exercise. Also, why that anti-cholesterol drug may be doing more harm than good and how cholesterol helps with aging memories.
The Real Reason People Go "Crazy"; Nourishing the Whole Self with Deborah Pell Yaffee
February 18, 2016 • 53 MIN
If "science" doesn't know about a cure, does it really exist? In this episode we learn how science is finally starting to catch up with the "quackery" of vitamins in fighting mental disorders and diseases. Deborah Pell Yaffee has been a new age thinker longer than most of us have even been thinking about holistic health. Oddly enough, when people say, "it's all in your head", they are at least half right. Deborah helps us understand how we can get back to a healthier relationship with food and our bodies. Deborah has a refreshing view on food, health and nutrition and how to make it all more "wholistic"!
Down with Low Fat Crap!; Guest Alethea Lai: How Does Your Community Garden Grow?
February 11, 2016 • 42 MIN
New government nutrition guidelines are out and it probably won't surprise you that Adrienne has something to say about them. Alethea Lai from Mala'ai Garden, joins us to talk about the community school garden she's involved with -- a garden which adds a lot more to her community than just growing veggies. When you hear what her school has done with their garden, you'll want to start one at your own child's school!
Do You Need the D? Why Your Loved Ones Try to Sabotage You
February 4, 2016 • 57 MIN
Oh My! Groundhogs to mongooses and unintentionally hilarious government health ads along with a discussion on why family and friends sometimes fail to support your attempts to improve your health and diet. Our guest is relationship coach Amy Elizabeth Gordon who helps people address support and communication issues such as this. In our interview, Amy Elizabeth offers solid strategies for helping your friends and family cope with your new dietary needs that may appear to threaten those relationships.
Lose Your Veganity; Does My Thyroid Look Fat?; Surprising Use for Soylent
January 28, 2016 • 44 MIN
As National Thyroid Month winds down, Dr. Kaayla Daniel, author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food, discusses the laundry list of disorders associated with heavy soy consumption in the health-conscious American diet — including thyroid disorders, infertility and lack of libido. Dr. Daniel also mentions one instance where the new meal replacement shake Soylent may not be so bad after all. And Adrienne looks back at how her own thyroid problems nearly destroyed her life.
Lose Weight Eating Anything You Want; Pass the Poop Pills; Therapeutic Baths for Cold & Flu Season
January 21, 2016 • 45 MIN
Guest, Gina Peake, discusses how she unexpectedly lost 15 lbs in 2 months after following the advice in Adrienne's bestselling book, "Frenching Your Food" -- all while eating the sinful foods she loves! Adrienne and Jim respond to listener requests to more clearly explain her top tips for easy weight loss from last week's episode. They also discuss desperate weight loss strategies such as "poop pills" and therapeutic baths for chasing away colds and flu.
Get More Sleep, Mayo over Mustard, the Best Protein to Eat and Join the Heretic Family
January 14, 2016 • 32 MIN
Weight loss is not as complicated as we have been led to believe. The French intuitively know how to stay slim, but not for the reasons you might think. In today’s episode, Adrienne and Jim take on misconceptions about protein (where’s the beef or what’s the beef?), fat and exercise from Adrienne’s bestselling book on Amazon, Frenching Your Food.
The Dreaded New Year's Weight Loss Resolution; Taking Small Steps for Big Results
January 7, 2016 • 46 MIN
When Lynn Johnston couldn't find any help for her Fibromyalgia diagnosis from doctors, she decided to take matters into her own hands. She began researching solutions and making small changes to her diet and lifestyle to address her problems. Lynn, creator of the Small Steps to Healthy Eating program, shares with us how to tweak your diet to yield huge differences in your quality of life!
Laura Childs - Getting through the Holidays on a Diet; Sensible Weight Loss without the Hunger
December 28, 2015 • 30 MIN
Laura Childs, co-author of The Complete Low Carb High Fat No Hunger Diet, shares her journey to effortlessly losing 75 lbs. Yes, you CAN really continue your love affair with bacon and lose weight! She also shares her strategy for dealing with family and friends who try to shove cake, pie and dinner rolls down her throat.
Dealing with the Diagnosis of Food Allergies and Intolerances
December 23, 2015 • 35 MIN
Allergies are nothing to sneeze at -- especially food allergies. How you can cope emotionally with food allergies.