SHM011SuperHealthyMe Podcast – Are Dietary Flaws Costing You Precious Energy?

Ever suffer from brain fog? Fatigue? Weight gain?In this week’s edition of the SuperHealthyMe podcast, we learn all about functional medicine and correcting the things in our diets that make us fat, unfit, and tired.

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I talk about how the food industry has hijacked the advice about healthy and nutritional eating by converting diet advice into profits. I quote from research by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and its Nutrition Action Health Letter.

My guest this week is Dr. Carri Drzyzga,  known internationally as “The Functional Medicine Doc.” She is committed to helping patients find the root cause of their health problems and fix the cause with natural treatments so they can feel normal again.

She has been in private practice since 1996, and is founder of Functional Medicine Ontario in Ottawa, Ontario.

Dr. Drzyzga holds two doctoral degrees in Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, she has training in Functional Medicine and The Kalish Method, and is a Certified Gluten Practitioner. Always an avid learner, Dr. Drzyzga has obtained a level of expertise in her profession that no other doctor in Canada has achieved to date.

Among other things she discusses:

  • How she overcame her battle with fatigue
  • The four most common nutrient deficiencies that cause low energy
  • How poor digestive health can actually fuel fatigue
  • Food allergy testing – The good, bad, and ugly that most doctors don’t talk about
  • It may be all in your head – The brain’s role in fatigue

010 SuperHealthyMe Podcast – The Paleo Diet: Just a Fad or the Real Deal

In this episode of the SuperHealthyMe podcast, after a review on how we can cut calories in our meals and reduce cravings, I look at the Paleo Diet to discover whether it is just a fad or the real deal.

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09 SuperHealthyMe Podcast: The Fat Apocalypse

What a great show we have for you this week as we expose the dirty smear campaign launched by Big Food against a leading critic and dig into an online coaching program called the “Fat Apocalypse” that helps people jump start their healthy living plans by changing their lifestyle.

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Show Notes for Episode 09 SuperHealthyMe

In this episode of SuperHealthyMe, I share how that five pounds I gained over Thanksgiving week vanished almost as fast as it appeared. The weight gain stemmed mostly from water retention caused by excessive carbohydrate consumption over the holiday.

foodbabeAlso, I give a Food Babe update, explaining how the crusader for healthy living and full disclosure by the food industry of the ingredients in their products has come under vicious attack by “Big Food” interests, eager to discredit her coming book. The Food Babe’s real name is Vani Hari and her quest to investigate what’s really in our food has done wonders to help people take control of what they are eating by knowing what’s in commercial foods.

Her fans – I’m one of the biggest – have come together as a “Food Babe Army” to demand that Big Food “show us your ingredients.”

Information is power.

I go on a mini rant in this episode as I tell of the backlash Big Food has launched against the Food Babe.

But all one has to do is open their eyes to see something is very, very wrong with the typical American diet. Look at photos of your parents or grandparents from the 40’s and 50’s. Look at old movies. People were fit, thin, healthy-looking. Just look. Now look around you. The ultimate proof of how bad it is can be seen in our supermarkets where motorized scooters have to be available because so many of their customers are so fat they can not waddle down the aisles under their own power.

Keep up the fight Food Babe. You have an army behind you.

The Fat Apocalypse and The Bayley Body

In the main interview portion of the podcast, Mike interviewed Lauren and Fraser Bayley are the creators of The Bayley Body at , whose “Fat Apocalypse” online fat loss coaching program is seeing great results by many.

fraserlaurenbayleyThe Bayleys shared:

– Fraser’s Protein Pancake breakfast

– Lauren’s Green juice breakfast

– The unique challenges of those embracing a healthy lifestyle later in their lives

– The dangers of yo-yo dieting

– The optimum time to workout

– What each workout should include

– How often you should work out

– How to make healthy living a habit

– – The importance of support and accountability

Why sitting too much is really bad for you

The Bayley’s favorite fat-fighting apps:


The Jawbone UP activity tracker and app

Word of the Week

1 Corinthians 9:27 –“But I discipline my body and keep it under control lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified”


Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy – Until You’re 80 and Beyond

This book has really motivated me! I talked about it in Podcast Episode #8. It is by Dr. Henry Lodge and Chris Crowley. Believing they have a unique approach for improving men’s lives, Crowley, a former litigator, and Lodge, a board-certified internist, collaborated to write this “evolutionary” health program. The authors base their plan on the idea that instead of looking forward to decades of pain as the body slowly deteriorates, it’s possible to live as if you were 50, maybe even younger, for the rest of your life.

The key is exercise. Lots of strong, vigorous exercise, six days a week, every week from now on.

I’ll be mentioning this is future podcasts, too.

008 SuperHealthyMe Podcast: Help! I Gained Five Pounds in One Week!

This podcast almost didn’t happen. In fact, I almost cancelled this entire project. I’m that humiliated and shamed.


I gained five pounds in one week! That’s what Thanksgiving week did to me.

That’s what I did to myself.

But in this week’s episode, I describe what I learned about my failure and what I’m going to do about it.

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