Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich

By Vinnie Tortorich

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Fitness and weight loss expert Vinnie Tortorich, author of best-selling book "Fitness Confidential", dispels the widespread mistaken beliefs regarding weight loss and exercise and teaches us how to lose weight, get fit and reclaim our lives. Using his 35 years of experience in the fitness and weight loss industry in Hollywood combined with an absolute commitment to good health, Vinnie has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world lose hundreds of thousands of unhealthy pounds in an easy and sustainable way. His listeners love him for his fearless humor, tireless honesty, extraordinary nose for BS, and simple message. Join Vinnie and his inspiring guests - doctors, scientists. researchers, journalists, farmers, athletes and more - to hear the latest scientific discoveries and unravel the myths that have been hampering our health. Laugh your way to health and fitness with Fitness Confidential and Vinnie Tortorich.

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No Free Lunch with Drugs - Episode 2243
23:02
Episode 2243 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad chat about a popular injectable drug used for weight loss, no free lunch with drugs, how some celebrities shouldn't influence, muscle soreness, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/no-free-lunch-drugs-episode-2243 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS NO FREE LUNCH WITH DRUGS Vinnie and Gina start the show by chatting about their behind-the-scenes conversations. (1:20) Gina wants to talk about the drug Wegovy, which many celebrities and influencers are touting as a weight loss drug. (3:00) Vinnie gives his take on it, and the two discuss all the side effects that have been reported. There is NO FREE LUNCH with drugs! They chat about the ridiculous influence some celebrities have. Vinnie and Gina discuss delayed onset muscle soreness. (17:15) Vinnie makes recommendations about climbing hikes, and the issue Gina is having. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 27, 2022
Definition of Insanity - Episode 2242
38:39
Episode 2242 - On this Saturday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks to Shelley and Scott Seavers who share their previous struggles, their successes, the definition of insanity, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/definition-insanity-episode-2242 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS DEFINITION OF INSANITY Vinnie welcomes Shelley and Scott to the show and after chatting about a few colleges, Scott shares a little of his background, how he and Shelley met, and their time in the military. (1:30) Vinnie asks how they discovered NSNG®. (18:00) Steve and Shelley found Vinnie through the Mike Rowe podcast. They also tell him about what struggles with health and weight they have had, even as kids. Shelley has lost 55 lbs. and Steve has lost 60 lbs. since hearing Vinnie in April 2022. Vinnie asks what advice Shelley and Scott would give to any newcomers. (28:45) Throw what you *think* is true away, and listen to Vinnie; they offer other reminders, too. Vinnie shares a story from his experience skeet shooting, "miss it somewhere else"; meaning, try something different! To keep trying all the other unsuccessful methods of weight loss is the "definition of insanity." They share a few more health benefits that they have enjoyed as well. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 26, 2022
Your Fasting Questions Answered with Dr Jason Fung - Episode 2241
01:00:35
Episode 2241 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks with Dr. Jason Fung and gets your fasting questions answered, including why CICO doesn't work, the "dawn effect", hormones, and much more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/your-fasting-questions-answered-dr-jason-fung-episode-2241 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOUR FASTING QUESTIONS ANSWERED Vinnie welcomes Dr. Jason Fung back to the show and they chat about misconceptions about what fasting is. (2:00) Dr. Fung explains what fasting is and how CICO (calories in, calories out) is an epic disaster. Weight loss isn't about calories, it's about hormones like insulin and allowing your cells to work. Vinnie asks Dr. Fung about thermodynamics and CICO. (9:00) Thermodynamics has nothing to do with weight gain; it applies to physics, but not physiology. If CICO worked, then all of the "diet businesses" (like Weight Watchers) would be out of business. They explain that fasting affects hormones, which is why eating throughout the day is bad advice. Vinnie and Dr. Fung discuss intermittent fasting as well as medical fasting: what it is, how it works, and some of its benefits. (29:00) They clarify whether or not fasting affects muscle growth. They also discuss what is happening in a "dawn effect". (40:40) Vinnie brings up measuring ketones and Dr. Fung's thoughts on that. They switch to discussing the hormones ghrelin and leptin, what each one does and how each works. (47:45) Dr. Fung clarifies what indeed breaks a fast. (55:30)   [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 25, 2022
Welcome Info for Newbies - Episode 2240
01:15:59
Episode 2240 - On this special edition of Wednesday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino talk about a wide variety of things including Vinnie's video for Prager U, welcome info for newbies about NSNG®, a special playing of "Alice's Restaurant", and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/welcome-info-for-newbies-episode-2240 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS WELCOME INFO FOR Vinnie and Anna start the show with the exciting news of Vinnie's video for Prager U now being available. (2:40) There's a discussion of the video filming process which includes Anna's background in acting and voice-over work. Anna also encourages anyone who is a "Rowebie" to post their progress on Twitter and the NSNG Facebook group--we want to hear about your successes! Vinnie has a story about the song "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie; as a result, he also tells a story about attending Thanksgiving at a vegan friend's house. (8:30) For new listeners, Vinnie shares his background for NSNG®, a bit about his career, how his eBook came about, and how it led to the podcast with Anna. (15:55) Anna and Vinnie summarize some of the main points of NSNG® and how it empowers you. (35:50) because all the basic info is there and links to more resources to learn. They share a list of some of the FREE resources to help support you. This leads to chatting about some ideas of how to use Anna's products to make easy, flavorful, real, whole-food meals. (40:00) Anna chats a bit about how her cookbooks and products came about and how she wanted to avoid junk ingredients. Anna talks about her Thanksgiving Roundup for all kinds of NSNG® recipe ideas, available on her . (54:00) Vinnie emphasizes that you do NOT need to purchase their products to have success; both Vinnie and Anna provide plenty of free resources, and they just happen to also sell great products. (51:00) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 23, 2022
Things That Don't Fly - Episode 2239
01:04:42
Episode 2239 - On this Monday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino talk about a wide variety of things including documentaries, answering a listener question, things that don't fly, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/things-that-dont-fly-epsidoe-2239 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS THINGS THAT DON'T FLY Vinnie and Anna start the show by chatting about an upcoming Carolla event and Vinnie's Thanksgiving-themed Instagram posts.  (2:30) Vinnie has an announcement: his two documentaries are now available for free on Gravitas' youtube channel. (9:40) Vinnie chats a bit about how he has funded his documentaries, and what his plans in the future may be concerning more documentaries. Vinnie has been told multiple times how his "Beyond Impossible" documentary has brought awareness and has changed people's minds on some topics. Vinnie admits he has an agenda: he wants people to be healthy. Then he tells Anna about what he has learned about the airline industry and how it's having to acclimate to keep safety in mind. (30:45) The biggest issue is how people are affected in all kinds of ways by co-morbidities; he clarifies what he means. Anna reads a question from a listener regarding the "My Plate" system. (41:00) Vinnie shares how he has solved dealing with motion sickness. (50:50) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 21, 2022
Sour Candy Hacks - Episode 2238
21:59
Episode 2238 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad chat about myths behind sour candy hacks, holiday candy and traditions, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/sour-candy-hacks-episode-2238 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS SOUR CANDY HACKS DISCLAIMER: If you have a young child, there is talk in this episode about who Santa Claus could be. If you don't want anything revealed, don't listen with your child around. Gina opens up the show with an update on her weight loss since she's back on track with her efforts. Vinnie gives his opinion on a question Gina has about a sour candy hack for a pre-workout that she saw on social media. (1:50) They chat about other recommendations that don't work, including hair loss. Vinnie also mentions caffeine hacks he wouldn't recommend. Gina asks Vinnie how Halloween went in his neighborhood; as a result, they talk about holidays, candies, and various traditions. (11:40) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 20, 2022
Feeling the Success - Episode 2237
43:16
Episode 2237 - On this Saturday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes success story Matt Dobbins and they discuss accomplishing big goals, weight lifting, feeling the success, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/feeling-success-episode-2237 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS FEELING THE SUCCESS Vinnie welcomes Matt to the show and they chat about how much help Vinnie's consults have been to the entire family. (2:00) Vinnie asks Matt about his backstory and how he got to where he is today in his health goals. (10:15) Matt had goals of competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but needed to drop his weight. He also incorporated information he learned from bodybuilder Robert Sikes' book. He figured out what he needed to change and describes the problem. A big takeaway was that you're not going to trick your body. Matt has a bit of a story when it came to weigh-in on the day of his competition. (22:00) Matt has some new goals and Vinnie is very reassuring about what goals can be reached. Vinnie and Matt talk about how supportive the NSNG® community is. (29:20) Matt encourages people to reach out when they are struggling, instead of just lurking--the support is important. They also chat a bit about the Intro to NSNG® e-book. The lovely Robyn Dobbins joins the conversation for a few moments and tells Vinnie more about the weekly Clubhouse check-ins. (35:50) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 19, 2022
Concierge Medicine with Dr. Bill Strohman - Episode 2236
01:02:28
Episode 2236 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks with Dr. Bill Strohman about how concierge medicine works, cholesterol, diabetes, testosterone, meditation, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/concierge-medicine-dr-bill-strohman-episode-2236 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS CONCIERGE MEDICINE Vinnie welcomes Dr. Bill Strohman to the show and they start by chatting a bit about muscle cars. (2:00) Vinnie asks Bill to define what concierge medicine is and what the benefits are. (4:00) He has a smaller patient list and can give proper attention to helping patients. It allows him time to research to really help. Treatment plans are dictated by insurance companies. Bill describes what happens during a new patient intake appointment and looks for ideal levels of health. (17:10) They chat about diabetes, sugar addiction, and the non-sensical approach dictated by the ADA. (20:00) Vinnie asks Bill's insight on hormonal regulation, specifically testosterone. (33:00) They chat about protein intake and calorie restriction. (41:45) Then the switch to the topic of meditation and how it can be achieved. (48:00) Dr. Strohman's website can be found . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 18, 2022
Clean Labels & Calls - Episode 2235
32:52
Episode 2235 - On this Wednesday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber talk about clean labels and calls, other business updates, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/clean-labels-calls-episode-2235 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS CLEAN LABELS & CALLS Vinnie and Andy chat about customer phone calls and how they are handled in their businesses. (1:30) Andy recently went to an industry convention and speaks about some of the things they've run into with manufacturers over the years. (7:50) One of the things he and Vinnie see more and more of is the phrase "Clean Label"; as a result, they discuss what it is supposed to mean, and how other companies abuse it. (16:00) They also discuss some of the manufacturing challenges and they've had and the quality and requirements they uphold. (23:00) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 16, 2022
Answering More Questions - Episode 2234
56:45
Episode 2234 - On this Monday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino chat about are answering more questions about health, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/answering-more-questions-episode-2234 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS ANSWERING MORE QUESTIONS Vinnie and Anna start the show by chatting about . (3:00) They also chat about how awkward it is to describe what they do for a living sometimes. (noon)  A few of the NSNG® community folks get a nice shout-out! (16:40) Vinnie then shares a couple of questions he received during a consult. He explains the difference between a glucose spike and a glycogen load and why simple vs. complex carbs is BS. You also get to hear why packaged coffee creamers are not any better. They address issues like when your family and friends don't support or understand your lifestyle change. (27:00) Vinnie and Anna switch to talking about the movie "Killer Sally", which leads to some talk about steroids. (29:30) A listener asks about consuming liquids from cans, and Vinnie gives his take on it. (41:00) They answer another question concerning Zone 2 exercise. (46:00) A little more conversation and ending with a throwback tune that will get stuck in your head. PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 14, 2022
Planning for a 12-Hour Walk - Episode 2233
30:46
Episode 2232 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad chat about planning for a 12-hour walk, some of the takeaways Vinnie had when he did his walk, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/planning-12-hour-walk-episode-2233 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Vinnie and Gina start the show off with a little chat about music and radio. (2:00) Vinnie recently had Colin O'Brady on the show, and they chat about his origin and challenge of the 12-Hour Walk. (3:00) Vinnie recaps his experience doing his own 12-Hour Walk. Gina then shares what her plan is for her upcoming 12-Hour Walk. (16:30) Vinnie has some practical suggestions she can do for her walk as well. (21:00) PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!   Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: https://vinnietortorich.com/documentaries REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: https://vinnietortorich.com/documentaries Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: https://vinnietortorich.com/documentaries Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!
Nov 13, 2022
Keep on Running - Episode 2232
50:59
Episode 2232 - On this Saturday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes return guest Suzy Demeester and the two talk generational differences, running races and keeping streaks, goals to keep on running, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/keep-on-running-episode-2232 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS KEEP ON RUNNING Vinnie welcomes Suzy back to the show and they chat for a bit about the differences between generations and how some things evolved. (1:00) Vinnie mentions his 12-hour walk and "going off the grid" occasionally for a digital detox. (15:35) This leads to chatting about streaks--seeing how many consecutive days in a row you can stick to a goal. (18:15) They talk about Dan Lynch and Jacky Hunt-Broersma and the streaks they've accomplished. They switch the discussion to Suzy's recent accomplishment of running her first 10K at 60 years old. (18:00) She reviews how she discovered Vinnie and her evolution to challenge herself to become a runner, something she had never done before. Suzy gives a great recounting of her challenge and how she did even better than she expected! It was a great experience and she loved the community and she plans to keep on running! They finish the show with an old ad from the 1970s that you would never see today! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 12, 2022
Diabetes & Bad Advice with Dr. Ryan Attar - Episode 2231
01:00:23
Episode 2231 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes Dr. Ryan Attar and they discuss diabetes and bad advice that is given, pharmaceutical ads, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/diabetes-bad-advice-dr-ryan-attar-episode-2231 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS DIABETES & BAD ADVICE Vinnie welcomes Dr. Ryan Attar to the show and they discuss how they are familiar with each other's work. (2:00) That chat a bit about documentaries and how information is handled by different groups. (5:15) Vinnie asks Ryan about his background. (8:00) Ryan gives his history of being a type 1 diabetic, and what he learned through being diagnosed. He directly saw the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle. Ryan mentions what his doctors said and how they gave him bad advice! (17:15) Vinnie asks for the reasoning and they discuss things like the ADA and A1C. This leads to a conversation about diabetes medications and advertising and where it has gotten society. (21:40) Dr. Attar is active on Twitter and tries to advocate for proper information. (31:55) When he challenged a CEO from the ADA he was temporarily blocked. They also discuss diabetes and bad advice that they have witnessed when it comes to low carb for kids. (35:30) Schools follow the government food pyramid and yet the percentage of obese and diabetic kids is on the rise. They discuss several doctors whose careers have been negatively affected by telling the truth. (50:15) Vinnie emphasizes how nothing will change as long as Big Food and Big Parma are allowed to fund organizations like the ADA. (53:30) Ryan gives an example of this between ADA and being sponsored by Splenda. You can find Dr. Ryan Attar on Twitter, TikTok, and Youtube. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 11, 2022
A 12-Hour Reset - Episode 2230
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Episode 2230 - On this Wednesday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes guest Colin O'Brady and the two discuss the 12-hour walk that turned into a 12-hour reset, Colin's books, limiting beliefs, unplugging from your tech, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/12-hour-reset-episode-2230 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS A 12-HOUR RESET Vinnie welcomes Colin O'Brady, author of "" and "". (2:00) Vinnie asks Colin to give some backstory on how he got into athletics and what led him to try all the things he does. (3:00) One of Colin's answers is that his dad always reminded him to be active outside, because "Nature is Free." They chat a bit about going from a modest upbringing to going to a large university and the mindset each of them carried with them. (5:00) Colin then shares the story of the accident Colin suffered and how it affected his life and outlook. (8:15) He shares how his mom inspired him and what his goal became. They discuss more about mindset and lifestyle and what they each decided was important to them. (16:55) Hint: It wasn't money, luxury items, or keeping up with the "Joneses". Vinnie explains how he did the 12-hour walk after he heard Colin on one of Adam Carolla's podcasts. (30:30) Colin explains his trek across Antarctica and how the idea of the 12-Hour Walk got started. (32:50) He also shares some of the thoughts that were his takeaway from this experience.  Colin chats about a few of his other adventures. (40:20) But then covid hit...and it affected Colin in a way that surprised him. (41:15) He's not against tech, but it was a relief to unplug for a while. He found himself in a "flow state" after a while. Colin's 12-hour walk turned into a 12-hour reset! (43:50) He found out it inspired a few friends to try the same thing. Vinnie can totally relate and discusses his own idea for a reset. (47:15) Vinnie shares some of the ideas that crossed his mind during his walk. Colin tells Vinnie some of the realizations he had during his walk. (54:30) Colin explains that his book The 12-Hour Walk also talks about mindset, limiting beliefs, and more. (56:20) He realized when researching that he got the same 10 or so answers thousands of times. A COUPLE MORE THINGS Vinnie asks Colin a little more about his trek across Antarctica; as a result, Colin chats about what he ate. (1:00:00) Vinnie shares his own history and how he came up with Ultra Fat®. You can go to to read more about the challenge, get inspired, and sign up! Vinnie tells Colin to read the book called the by Goram Kropp. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 09, 2022
The Holidays and LILs - Episode 2229
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Episode 2229 - On this Monday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino chat about the holidays and LILs and staying on track, Anna's Thanksgiving menu, knives and leather, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/holidays-lils-episode-2229 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS THE HOLIDAYS & LILs After a little bit of music chat, Vinnie talks about accidentally fasting and has some comments about it. (4:00) Then they share chili recipes, with Anna's and Vinnie's versions. (7:10) Vinnie surprises Anna by calling in "Lois" (aka, Leona--yours truly, show notes writer extraordinaire) to chat about a couple of recent episodes of the show, especially the Sunday show where Vinnie shares how he met Serena. (ep. 2228) (10:50) "Lois" exits and Vinnie and Anna discuss how the holidays and LILs have been kicked off, starting with Halloween candy. (24:20) For any newbies to NSNG®, LIL means "Life Into Living." They chat about temptations and how allowing yourself too many LILs during the holidays adds up. This means that 1/6 of your year is taken up by non-NSNG items and de-railing progress! Vinnie just wants people to get their life back! Now Anna gets to inspire us with all kinds of wonderful ideas for Thanksgiving and references several items from her Thanksgiving menu . (35:00) IN OTHER NEWS Anna and Vinnie switch to talking about knives, and they encourage you to go to friend Scott Sweder's website to witness his craftsmanship and beautiful work: . (51:00) This leads to a conversation about various types of leather, boots, and more. There is also a mention of "." (59:00) Vinnie emphasizes how the recent change in Twitter seems to have opened up activity on his account, and more people are seeing his tweets, which is awesome! (1:00:00) Make sure you follow both Vinnie and Anna on Instagram--they both put out tons of FREE content. Vinnie posts all kinds of motivational and instructional videos. Anna recently posted a video where she answers some followers' cooking questions. They end the show with a little more music, and Vinnie calls "Lois" back on to chat and to close out the show. (1:05:00) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 07, 2022
Time Will Tell
01:01:46
Episode 2228 - On this Sunday show, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad take a detour from health and talk about relationships and how time will tell as Vinnie relays the fantastic story about how he and Serena met and more. So sit back, relax, and get regaled with a great story! https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/time-will-tell-episode-2228 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS TIME WILL TELL Vinnie and Gina start the show with a little chat about relationships. (3:00) Gina and her husband met 10 years before they actually started dating and got married. She gives a little backstory. Vinnie chats a bit about how "you never know" and mentions his FQ (failure quotient) motto. (7:15) This leads to the start of a detailed, great backstory about how Vinnie and Serena met. (8:00) Sit back and relax, folks--this is good!  At one point Vinnie was "D-U-N Done"! As we know, time will tell how a story will go. Gina loves "Uncle Vinnie's Story Hour"; as a result, they call Serena in for her side of the story. (41:30) Gina adds that there's nothing like a great couple with the worst beginning story. (53:00) The show wraps up as Serena gives tips for a "risotto" she makes that sounds wonderful! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 06, 2022
BEST OF: Insulin & Weight Loss with Dr. Jason Fung - Episode 2227
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Episode 2227 - On this Saturday's show, we replay the first time Vinnie Tortorich speaks to Dr. Jason Fung and they discuss his book , insulin and weight loss, metabolic syndrome, intermittent fasting, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/best-of-insulin-weight-loss-dr-jason-fung-episode-2227 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS INSULIN & WEIGHT LOSS Vinnie welcome Dr. Jason Fung, who is a kidney specialist. (2:05) He works often with type 2 diabetics -- the biggest cause of kidney nephropathy. Type 2 is linked closely with obesity. Insulin has negative effects.   Vinnie tells Dr. Fung about his visit to his hometown of Donaldsonville. (7:05) Everyone he met was on multiple medications. They all had some kind of sugary drink in their hands. They discuss how obesity is misunderstood; it is linked with several diseases and is often a part of metabolic syndrome. (8:00) Dr. Fung recommends . (9:00) Sugar is the enemy, not calories! Calories In, Calories Out (CICO) doesn't work or even make sense. (9:10) When you eat fewer calories, your energy expenditure (and thus fat/fuel usage) goes down. You simply get hungrier. It takes time to lose weight. Lots of things raise insulin, not just sugars and grains. (19:40) Insulin resistance leads to higher insulin levels. INTERMITTENT FASTING A key way to break insulin resistance is intermittent fasting. (23:20) Intermittent fasting should happen every day--Dr. Fung explains. (27:50) Having snacks doesn't allow your body to process all the hormones properly. (29:00) Shorter fasts aren't really enough. Dr. Fung explains the various fasting methods he recommends, even longer ones under medical supervision. Body switches to fat burning. (33:15) Obesity is a hormonal imbalance, not a caloric one. (42:00) Cortisol is a stress hormone -- encourages getting fat. Prednisone is a synthetic form of cortisol. Leptin is produced by fat cells and regulates how much fat is in the body If you have lots of fat, leptin is released and tells your brain to stop gaining more weight. When you are quite fat, your body stops responding to leptin. Leptin is a secondary hormone, so it doesn't pass the causal test. Ghrelin is another one of these secondary hormones; as a result, no lasting effect so doesn't pass the causal test either. Vinnie and Dr. Fung discuss a bit more about why CICO doesn't work. (45:00) Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in most cases; however, you can't treat a disease of having too much insulin by giving more insulin! (51:45) They give great comparisons as examples. There needs to be a grassroots movement for changes in the system; there are too many conflicts of interest with people who want to keep the meds going and how they fund things like universities. (53:40) NOTE: At the end of the show, Vinnie references Anna Vocino's old website, but she can now be found at . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 05, 2022
Hijacking your Brain with Dr. Nadir Ali - Episode 2226
01:11:34
Episode 2226 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks to Dr. Nadir Ali and they discuss low-carb events, lipotoxicity and cholesterol, dopamine and hijacking your brain, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/hijacking-your-brain-episode-2226 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS STATINS AND CHOLESTEROL Vinnie welcomes Dr. Nadir Ali back as a guest and they start by chatting a bit about Dr. Ali's focus on educational events, quality cholesterol, and living a "non-prescription lifestyle." (2:35) They also discuss how several doctors' or writers' careers have been limited, or even stopped, when they have tried to educate with the truth. (5:45) Maryanne Demasi from Australia is an example; Vinnie explains who she is. Also, both Gary Fettke and Tim Noakes have been targeted previously. The limitations on certain freedoms and access to information are concerning. The conversation leads to the use of statins. (12:07) Vinnie relays info from a consult he had and why he advised the person to find a different doctor. Dr. Ali goes into detail about when things like statins and CAC scans can be useful, and when they are unnecessary. For a doctor to just give you a statin and tell you it's good for you is not great; there are instances where a statin helps, and when they do not. He also goes into detail about genetic factors like PCSK-9, and how it makes a difference in cholesterol levels. (20:30) Vinnie asks about the carnivore diet and whether it's a good idea for cholesterol. (23:00) There are plenty of good reasons to eat meat. There is potential for lipotoxicity in some people; Dr. Ali explains. (25:10) There needs to be an individualized approach; as a result, it may be better to transition in stages. HIJACKING YOUR BRAIN They switch to talking about how to get people to change their habits, as everyone always wants a "magic bullet". (31:00) Dr. Ali goes into how he and his colleagues have come up with tricks and hacks to help people improve their habits. (31:30) Dr. Ali goes into detail about the "dopamine spike effect." (32:10) He describes studies that show the anticipation of the reward is what spikes the dopamine, NOT the reward itself. He also talks about how food engineering has manipulated our brains to want to eat more, especially things like sugars. Vinnie and Dr. Ali discuss addiction, and willpower vs. changing your environment. (37:00) They discuss how to get someone who is less disciplined to be able to change habits. (47:10) Dr. Ali describes a study that shows how random rewards affect dopamine, anticipation, and behavior. (50:50) The same behavior modification is used in Vegas on slot machines. The food industry uses a similar effect to hijack your brain by modifying food to trigger addiction and purchasing patterns. This leads the conversation to today's tech, algorithms, and the challenge of addiction in that area. (54:00) Vinnie tells Dr. Ali about what he observed with a young man at the gym.  Dr. Ali mentions how he has changed his environment to change his patterns. For all the benefits of tech, there is a detrimental side. (59:00) Dr. Ali can be found at ; on youtube at ;  and in his . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 04, 2022
BEST OF: Gluten & Your Health with Dr. David Perlmutter - Episode 2225
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Episode 2225 - On this Wednesday's show, we replay episode 266: Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino discuss Dr. David Perlmutter's book, , with him in his first appearance on the show. They also discuss gluten and your health, saturated fats, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/11/gluten-your-health-dr-david-perlmutter-episode-2226 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS GLUTEN & YOUR HEALTH This episode is jam-packed with great information about how gluten and carbs affect brain health and function! Vinnie and Anna chat for a bit about a variety of things, then welcome Dr. David Perlmutter to the show. (18:05) Dr. David Perlmutter is the author of the bestseller "Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers." It's all about gluten and your health. Gluten sensitivity may relate to 30-40% of all people walking the planet who have a significant inflammatory response when they consume this protein found in wheat, barley, and rye called gluten. (22:40) Gluten induces inflammation and inflammation is the cornerstone of everything you don't want to get, like Alzheimer's, heart disease, and even cancer. (23:30) Your risk of developing type 1 diabetes if you have celiac disease is increased by about 300%. (23:50) Gluten sensitivity is an issue that goes far beyond a gut and upset stomach; it can cause joint pain, skin issues, and brain-related problems like depression and dementia, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive activity, and even schizophrenia. (24:40) People are misled that once they go gluten-free they're going to lose a lot of weight, which isn't true. Gluten-free food still has carbohydrates. (26:35) Fruit should be limited as well; Dr. Perlmutter and Vinnie suggest what is reasonable, as fruit is a very concentrated form of sugar. (26:45)  SATURATED FATS AS SUPER FUEL We desperately need saturated fat; as a result, we have to revise the whole notion that fat is bad for you. (28:00 Humans have been on a high-fat, low-carb, gluten-free diet for about two million years and it served us very well until the government decided to tell us that we need to go on a low-fat diet. (28:20) There's this bizarre notion that you need to have your whole grains each day and it just isn't true. (29:40) In 1992 the US government said we should eat a low-fat or no-fat diet and within 10 years of that doctrine, the rate of diabetes rose by 300%. (30:50) A recent study shows that saturated fat has no relevance when it comes to heart disease whatsoever. (31:20) Egg substitutes are detrimental to health but whole eggs are extremely healthful. (34:00) When it comes to dementia it's all about the carbs, not cholesterol--the brain needs cholesterol to function. (36:00) When people go gluten-free, cut out the carbs and reintroduce fat, we see breathtaking things: gaining back brain function, reducing issues with ADHD, losing weight, sleeping better, better libido, and less depression. (40:30) Glycation is the combination of protein and sugar, which increases the production of free radicals and turns on inflammation, which is the cornerstone of brain degeneration. (41:10) Dr. Perlmutter explains A1C; there is a perfect correlation between A1C levels and the risk of brain shrinkage and dementia. (42:00) As much as 54% of Alzheimer's cases in America could be avoided if people learned the impact of their lifestyle choices. (43:00) They also chat a bit about medications, especially for kids with ADHD. (46:00) They also chat about the relationship between doctors and drug companies. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Nov 02, 2022
Nature Will Save Us - Episode 2224
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Episode 2224 - On this Monday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino discuss empowering people to better their health, unplugging, how nature will save us, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/nature-will-save-us-epsidoe-2224 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS CARB SEASON & CARB ADDICTION Anna is making a fabulous "Stewanesca" on youtube while she and Vinnie chat, so check it out! She's also describing her process during the show.  You can also find the recipe for "Stewtanesca" on Anna's Substack at . Anna has a link to her NSNG®-friendly Thanksgiving holiday recipes! Go and Eat Happy! Vinnie starts the show by sharing an upcoming Instagram post about trick-or-treating. (3:45) He has a lot of hope in some younger doctors who are looking at medicine differently to avoid shelling meds out like candy. (5:45) Vinnie also mentions how many people have a hard time with carb addiction where something like one slice of pizza can really derail progress. (13:30) It's a great thing when people have enough awareness about themselves, so they can stay on top of temptation. The pandemic is in the rearview mirror, so people need to stop using that as an excuse. Anna agrees and Vinnie just wants to see people win; he references recent Saturday guest Jen Mendyka. You can hear her episode . Anna mentions how she is reminded of Vinnie's story about going home to Louisiana to visit several years ago, and all the people he knew his age were on multiple medications. (15:50) She shares some thoughts on how her understanding has changed a bit during the past ten years and now she is also witnessing friends struggling with health and multiple medications. This is why they both care so much--it is so important to get the word out about proper eating and health, so people can empower themselves!  (17:00) Vinnie and Anna chat about what a huge percentage of advertising is for medications; as a result, a whole country has been conditioned to think that they need medications to solve their health. (18:00) This only places more demands on doctors, who are already limited on time and their approach. Vinnie reminds us that we will financially break under our own weight. NATURE WILL SAVE US Vinnie chimes in with an update on his cardio goals for this year. He's very close, but he also isn't going to stop when he reaches his goal! (27:10) He also brings up the recent challenge he participated in based on what he heard on the Adam Carolla show. (28:20) He describes what he did, and it included unplugging for 24 hours. He describes what his big takeaway is and how freeing it was. Anna emphasizes that Nature will save us! As they wrap up the show, Vinnie and Anna chat about how grateful they are for the outpouring of support about adding a fee to the NSNG® e-book. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 31, 2022
Your Liver Keeps Score - Episode 2223
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Episode 2223 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad talk about fast initial weight loss, how your liver keeps score, and "white knuckling" it all, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/your-liver-keeps-score-episode-2223 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOUR LIVER KEEPS SCORE Gina is excited as she continues to lose weight with steady progress. (1:25) Vinnie chats about one of his brothers who has been struggling with weight loss for years. (4:00) His brother is always focusing on how much initial weight loss he loses but then struggles when the numbers slow down. A lot of people struggle because of unrealistic expectations; as a result, Vinnie tries to help with their perspective. Gina reminds us that "perfect is the enemy of good." Vinnie is reminded of a story he has about Adam Carolla and how the conversation and excuses build up. Small bites turn into big cheats, and your liver doesn't have a chance to level out. Your liver keeps score and doesn't care what your brain tries to justify. Vinnie and Gina chat about certain folks and their habits, which are only ways of "white knuckling" through things, instead of just keeping NSNG and being truly sated. (13:15) This reminds Gina of her recent anniversary dinner with her husband and how they enjoyed some great food and were satisfied without having to go all in on the NSNG® items.(18:325) They chat a little further about some Los Angeles dining and a particularly magical salad. (20:00) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 30, 2022
Food Freedom - Episode 2222
46:11
Episode 2222 - On this Saturday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes listener Phyllis Udice and they chat about her success on NSNG®, her transition to carnivore, food freedom,  and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/food-freedom-episode-2222 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS FOOD FREEDOM Vinnie welcomes Phyllis to the show and comments on what an inspiration her before and after photos are. (1:30) She didn't have a lot to lose, but the difference is amazing and she looks both healthy and younger. Phyllis shares her back story of some of her struggles with weight and self-image growing up. (4:00) She did all the different diets starting at a young age. She was always worried about food and what she could and couldn't have. Being on NSNG®, she's noticed how dramatically her body composition has changed for the better. Vinnie and Phyllis discuss food addiction and its challenges. (8:15) She has read all the books by low-carb doctors and others so she is constantly learning. Being educated about the topic has helped her realize she will never go back to her previous way of eating. Phyllis describes how her health has improved with NSNG®: as a result, it helped her discover some food triggers. (16:00) She transitioned to carnivore, just to experiment, and she loves the way she feels. She has discovered food freedom and describes what she means by that. Vinnie understands what she means by that and has his own story to tell. (21:15) They also chat about how being surrounded by those who support you is so helpful. They discuss leading by example rather than preaching to others. Speaking of leading by example, Phyllis has a son who has improved his weight and health as well. (31:45) The conversation switches to old cereal ads and other ads that set a "standard of beauty"; consequently, they had negative effects in various ways. (34:00) Those were standards that made many people feel that they could never measure up. Phyllis needs to be celebrated! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 29, 2022
Half-baked and Disconnected with Dr Lisa Strohman - Episode 2221
01:20:57
Episode 2221 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks to Dr. Lisa Strohman about how some technology and social media have led to kids being "half-baked", how much of it creates disconnection not connection, the ill effects of certain social media, and more. http://vinnietortorich.com/half-baked-disconnected-dr-lisa-strohman-episode-2221 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS HALF-BAKED Vinnie welcomes Dr. Lisa to the show, who is the author of two books, and . Vinnie starts by telling Dr. Lisa about what he observed at the gym recently when a young man literally couldn't put his phone down. (2:30) So many people are dependent on their phones, but he doesn't want his life ruled by a 2" x 4" piece of glass! (7:00) Vinnie says kids are "half-baked" and what he means by that. Dr. Lisa agrees; kids do not have a real sense of self without having external affirmation; as a result, everything is distorted. (8:00) Kids don't understand tech as a mere tool. She has witnessed the psychology behind the use of certain technology. Dr. Lisa talks about the psychological profiling of the two teens behind the Columbine shooting in 1999. (11:40) This is a mental health problem--the disconnect is very real; many kids don't even know how to make eye contact. (17:20) She reviews some of the issues that impact kids at younger and younger ages. The addiction-reward neural pathway is getting activated early on. Vinnie shares an uncomfortable story about a teen he used to know years ago. (19:40) Dr. Lisa shares what she knows about how insidious "ad bundles" lure kids in. (23:20)  DISCONNECTED They also chat about what they observe at places like restaurants, as well as how body image and filters are distorting reality and expectations. (30:00) The conversation turns to social media and the messages people see and respond to. (53:30) Vinnie gives the example of treatment between Lizzo vs. Adele. They chat about trending and how being negative gets you seen more; there is desperation to be relevant. The art of conversation, connection, and communication are getting lost. Vinnie asks Dr. Lisa what we can do. (47:30) Dr. Lisa gives several examples, including what she has done with her children. Many parents have given up because it's easier to hand over the device than to step up. She explains how devices are stealing children away from their parents.  They also discuss the hyper-sexualization of girls and boys at younger ages and how they become brazen in their behavior. (52:45) Dr. Lisa and Vinnie talk about some of the trends, and how they affect standards of behavior towards one another, especially sexual behavior. They transition to the early days of online dating and today's online culture of dating apps and what it means to "swipe." (1:05:00) She talks about how some of her clients she see often deal with emotional issues from rejection. Ghosting is rude. Vinnie invites Dr. Lisa back as this is her specialty--dealing with the psychological challenges of tech and life online. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 28, 2022
An Update & a Challenge - Episode 2220
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Episode 2220 - On this Wednesday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and return guest Lacey (Lucy X) chat about an update and a challenge: Lacy's workplace happenings, weight loss medications, a challenge from Adam Carolla, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/update-challenge-episode-2220 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS AN UPDATE & A CHALLENGE Vinnie welcomes back Lacey (not her real name, just like her other non-real names, Lucy X and Ms. Sierra). Vinnie asks her to recap her own personal success story and how it made her question her job at Noom. (1:30) They chat about some of the discrepancies, monthly costs, and how the company is pivoting in its methods. They also chat about the small cost of Vinnie's Intro to NSNG® e-book, and how it compares to programs like Weight Watchers and others. Ten dollars for Vinnie's e-book is not "nickel and dimeing"! Noom is now trying to incorporate medicines (GLP-1) into its program! (13:50) Noom is even contradicting itself in what it says works. So many of these drugs are simply dangerous and don't live up to the hype. Vinnie lets out an audible sigh. He has had enough. Vinnie switches up the conversation to chat about a challenge Adam Carolla proposed. (26:20) Vinnie has already stepped up! He encourages others to do similar and smacks down all of Lacey's excuses about doing that kind of challenge, too. It's a great habit to unplug and get out in nature without any kind of electronics. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 26, 2022
Shot Out of a Cannon - Episode 2219
01:09:47
Episode 2219 - On this Monday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino are "shot out of a cannon" when discussing the recent updates about the NSNG® E-BOOK (PDF), the new limited edition 2022 NSNG® hats, weightlifting, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/shot-out-cannon-episode-2219 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS SHOT OUT OF A CANNON Vinnie has a new backdrop in the podcast video, and he tells a little story about the art that is now behind him. (3:10) They call in "Lois" (aka Leona) to chat about the new Limited Edition 2022 NSNG® hats that you can pre-order . (8:50) Lois signs off and both Vinnie and Anna are "shot out of a cannon" as they address the various comments they have seen about the recent change to the Intro to NSNG® PDF. (17:50) The idea of charging a nominal fee has been discussed numerous times over the last 4 or so years. They explain all the reasons that the E-BOOK now has a nominal $10 fee for downloading. It's still way cheaper than any other low-carb expert charges, and it can change your life. It's about the same cost as a couple of coffees. They share many more thoughts about the topic, including how they both provide a vast amount of accessible information for FREE Vinnie wants people to be able to afford it, but still get the help they need. (35:10) They address the nay-sayers but are encouraged by the vast number of people who support the change. Vinnie also mentions that he will be posting workout demonstrations on his Instagram account. More FREE content! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 24, 2022
Feet on the Ground - Episode 2218
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Episode 2218 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss, getting back on track, having your feet on the ground, running shoes, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/feet-on-ground-episode-2218 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS FEET ON THE GROUND Gina starts out the show with the progress she has made in the past couple of weeks, after going through a phase of being "lazy and self-sabotaging." (1:30) She knows what to do and got back on track--it works! There is always room in her day for a walk. She stopped mindless eating and is really being mindful overall. Vinnie and Gina discuss regional weather and how it affects activity. (3:00) Gina notes that she is a person who is less hungry with more activity. They chat a bit about the bad idea of rewarding yourself with bad food after exercise. This leads to the discussion about running shoes, running, and how shoes affect your stride and stride length. (8:30) Vinnie describes what is BS and what to look for in shoes; a lot of what we've been told is necessary isn't true. He also describes the importance of stride length. Your brain loves your feet on the ground--Vinnie explains what he means. Now get out there and move your body! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 23, 2022
A Firefighter's Wake Up Call - Episode 2217
33:39
Episode 2217 - On this Saturday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes newcomer Daniel Seedorf and they chat about his motivation to start NSNG®, a firefighter's wake-up call, his success so far, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/firefighters-wake-up-call-episode-2217 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS A FIREFIGHTER'S WAKE-UP CALL Vinnie welcomes Daniel to the show and they chat a bit about Bond Girls and family. (1:30) Daniel discovered Vinnie through the Mike Rowe podcast. (7:00) He considered it a kind of "divine timing" because he knew he needed to make a change, but he wasn't sure how to start. NSNG® almost sounded "too easy"--but it works! They also discuss Vinnie being "shadow-banned" on various social media and on Wikipedia. (10:50) This made Daniel want to learn even more about Vinnie. Vinnie gives the backstory about his Wikipedia entry being removed. Daniel gives an interesting story of how he found out he had fatty liver; he also gives more reasons he was concerned for his health. (18:45) As a firefighter, he got a pretty big wake-up call. (27:20) Now he feels like a million bucks, has tons of energy, and is as active as ever! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 22, 2022
Taking Care of Your Brain with Dr. Stephen Cunnane - Episode 2216
01:10:48
Episode 2216 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks with Dr. Stephen Cunnane and they discuss brain development and fats, taking care of your brain, supplements, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/taking-care-your-brain-dr-stephen-cunnane-episode-2216 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS TAKING CARE OF YOUR BRAIN Vinnie starts the show by sharing how he heard about Dr. Stephen Cunnane through Dr. Mary Newport, who has been on the show recently. (1:45) Dr. Steven Cunnane talks a bit about his book, The book discusses brain development in babies and the need for healthy fats. (6:00) It also discusses how various nutrients play the part in various ways in human evolution.  The big question Vinnie and Stephen discuss is: are you taking care of your brain? (15:00) Or are you letting it rot with what you are eating? Vinnie's interest in the brain comes from taking years of beatings playing football; as a result, he's curious about CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy). (16:00) Stephen says it's never too late to be able to make improvements; the question becomes "what can you do"? (21:25) Part of the challenge is the parameters given to doctors that make them hesitant to suggest low-carb. Mark Cucazzella is brought up as an example. The two discuss the movie "First Do No Harm", by Jim Abrams of the Charlie Foundation. (25:05) Charlie's doctors wanted to give him a lobotomy for his seizures; instead, they controlled his epilepsy with the ketogenic diet. They also discuss Eric Westman, Jeff Volek, Steve Phinney, Tim Noakes, and others and what an important part they play in low-carb science. They switch to discuss certain limitations of the current healthcare systems. (29:50) Certain low-carb doctors are walking away from standard practice so they can actually practice health care and not sick care. ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS Vinnie and Stephen also discuss what zinc and other minerals are optimal for the brain and how they help. (34:10) They discuss iodine, zinc, selenium, and certain deficiencies. They chat about the best sources of various nutrients. More is not always better, and Dr. Cunnane explains why. Don't over-intellectualize it: just eat sensibly. The conversation leads to a discussion about omega fatty acids, cholesterol, and ketones, and how the brain needs them. (46:30) There is still plenty to learn about cognitive decline and Alzheimer's; a lot of questions remain! (51:00) But there is more to it than diet and diabetes; social interaction, looking forward to things, and exercise seem to play a part as well in keeping a healthy brain. Conflicts of interest in science and medicine muddy up the waters of good information. (55:00) Dr. Cunnane has been awarded a research chair position at his university; as a result, the research will focus on ketotherapeutics. (1:01:30) They'll be studying ketogenic interventions of all sorts for mental illness, neurodegenerative disorders, and more. If you'd like to learn more about this, you can go to   [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 21, 2022
In the House - Episode 2215
32:45
Episode 2215 - On this Wednesday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber talk about Ultra Salt being in the house, discuss some of the issues they had to handle, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/in-the-house-episode-2215 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS IN THE HOUSE Vinnie is excited to have Andy back in this episode and the two start with a little bit of music. (2:00) Andy and Vinnie chat about the long chain of frustrations with various companies that have been occurring with Ultra Salt®'s production. (4:30) Andy then gives an update and good news about Ultra Salt®: it's in the house and shipping has started! (8:50) They switch to chatting about men's hair loss and various products. (19:30) They also chat about getting your skin checked by a dermatologist for cancer screening. (23:00) Some doctors provide full-body scans for skin cancer screenings. They chat a bit about Ultra Fat® and Halloween trick-or-treating. (29:00) Vinnie hopes that it will help get at least one kid away from sugar to a better option. They chat a little bit and chuckle about the Ultra Fat® packaging. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 19, 2022
Aspen Days & Some Answers - Episode 2214
01:09:39
Episode 2214 - On this Monday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino chat about Vinnie's Aspen days and some answers about ketosis and net carbs, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/aspen-days-some-answers-episode-2214 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS ASPEN DAYS & SOME ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Vinnie starts the show with some music by Bonnie Raitt; this leads to lively storytelling of Vinnie's time in Aspen as a trainer in the 1980s and '90s and some celebrity stories to match. (1:30) Then Anna switches it up and the duo gives some answers to some questions. (33:33) The first question is regarding using a ketosis monitor, what the numbers mean, what numbers are considered an optimal range, and more. They also chat a bit about glucose monitoring and cortisol as well. The next question is about net carbs, why they are BS, and why nutritional panels on packaged foods aren't necessarily accurate. (48:50) Always pay attention to the ingredient list instead. Net carbs is a marketing scheme, and they explain how. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 17, 2022
Food Label Nonsense - Episode 2213
21:20
Episode 2213 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad chat about surprise birthday gifts, food label nonsense, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/food-label-nonsense-episode-2213 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS FOOD LABEL NONSENSE Vinnie and Gina start the show with a chat about Vinnie's recent birthday and a gift he received. (1:30) Gina asks Vinnie about recent news reports saying nutritional labels could be moving to the front of the package. (6:00) The idea is to rank foods. Vinnie gives his thoughts about this plan. He's had strong opinions about nutritional labeling for 30+ years.  Gina tells Vinnie a story about her mom and Beyond meat; as a result, Vinnie and Gina chat about how interesting Gina's mom is and what needs to happen next. (12:40) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 16, 2022
BEST OF: Bad Studies & Good Info with Dr. Tim Noakes - Episode 2212
01:21:28
Episode 2212 - BEST OF: On this special edition of the Saturday show, we dusted off episode 256 (from April 2014) when Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino speak to Dr. Tim Noakes and they discuss a wide variety of health topics, from bad studies and good info, low carb, Big Pharma, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/bad-studies-good-info-dr-tim-noakes-episode-2212 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS BAD STUDIES & GOOD INFO Vinnie and Anna start the show with a couple of different stories. (1:30) They both have stories regarding some thievery happening in their areas of Los Angeles. Anna then tells Vinnie about what she witnessed while at an audition. (10:20) Vinnie is still cancer free! A few shout-outs to some "superfans"! Dr. Tim Noakes joins Vinnie and Anna and they start by asking him about confusion in the headlines regarding health topics. (16:00) Many nutritional studies are only based on association, not controlled interventional trials. They also chat about why he's low carb and some of the things that he has discovered for himself. (20:00) Vinnie asks Tim about Harvey and Banting (from 1862)--who they are and why they are important in health history. (26:20) They also chat about what changed in the 1950s, Ancel Keys' studies, and dietary guidelines. Tim mentions the little-known fact about Ancel Keys near the end of his life. (31:30) The conversation then turns to the "China Study" and why it's a good example of bad information. (32:15) This leads to talking about cholesterol and saturated fats and why Total LDL is not a real indicator of heart attack risk. (34:00) They chat about the importance of getting a calcium score. As a result, they also discuss how blood sugar plays a part. They discuss a bit about the question: if we have all the conclusive studies, why aren't changes happening faster? (40:00) Big Pharma plays a huge part by wielding its influence. INSULIN RESISTANCE & SUGAR ADDICTION They then get into insulin resistance: what it is and how it works (or doesn't). (43:30) Diabetes, hypertension, and other illnesses all have insulin resistance in common. (48:00) Sugar addiction is a real thing. Also: why are dietitians resistance to change? They also discuss ketosis, athletic performance, and "sugar trickling." (57:55) The trio discusses dairy, how it may affect weight loss, and what daily vitamins are helpful. (1:03:05)  Anna and Vinnie wrap up the discussion with Tim, then conclude the show with a bit of music and a bunch of superfan shout-outs. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere:   REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 15, 2022
Soft and Succulent with Dr. Drew Pinsky - Episode 2211
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Episode 2211 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes Dr. Drew Pinsky where they discuss various addictions and how they work, how society has become soft and succulent, seed oils, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/soft-succulent-dr-drew-pinsky-episode-2211 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS SOFT AND SUCCULENT Vinnie welcomes Dr. Drew to the show and first they chat a little about Vinnie's birthday. (3:15) Then Vinnie expresses concern about kids and cell phone use and relays a story that is an example of why is he's concerned. (5:50) Drew agrees and gives an example of his own realization of how dependent he has become on his phone. Vinnie then asks Drew about what goes on in the brain with cell phone addiction; Drew gives his thoughts. (11:00) The conversation leads to discussing other types of addictions and the biology of what is going on in the brain. (13:30) They discuss Drew's daughter and her struggles with marijuana. They also chat about long-term concerns, especially with motivation. Drew explains both the links and well as the differences in behavioral vs. chemical addictions. They also discuss how society today is "soft and succulent." (24:30) Vinnie discusses Mt. Whitney. Drew talks about a training challenge he did with Navy SEALS in the desert. Vinnie and Drew also chat about AI tech; there's no telling what that kind of technology will to society, and it's a little concerning. (28:40) As some final points, Vinnie and Drew talk about some dangers of seed oils and how coconut oil has great benefits. (29:40) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere:   REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 14, 2022
BEST OF: Becoming Undoctored with Dr. William Davis - Episode 2210
01:08:12
Episode 2210 - BEST OF: On this special edition of the Wednesday show, we replay episode 838 when Vinnie Tortorich welcomes back Dr. William Davis to discuss his book "", the state of the healthcare industry, becoming undoctored, the effects of grains and sugars on your body, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/best-of-becoming-undoctored-dr-william-davis-epsiode-2210 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS BECOMING UNDOCTORED Vinnie welcomes Dr. William Davis who is a prominent cardiologist and also the author of "Wheat Belly". (2:00) Dr. Davis gives his own backstory of when he was in med school and the effects of the lifestyle and food that was available. (4:00) Vinnie and William discuss how diet is so important and the dietary guidelines are just bad! (8:00) All the grains that are promoted are to blame for T2D and autoimmune disorders. Many vitamin and mineral deficiencies happen because grains affect absorption and gut and bowel flora. (9:45) William then gives the reason behind writing his book "Undoctored". (10:30) Vinnie asks William where the idea of fiber and grains being beneficial to the bowel originated. (14:00) They also discuss how inflammation affects the body; Vinnie explains what would happen during his ultra racing. (20:25) William gives his thoughts on inflammation and toxins. Many prescribed medications for inflammation could be reduced if there weren't grain consumption. (22:50) They then discuss cholesterol and the myth behind it. (30:00) William talks about LDL and particle size and what it means. Vinnie shares his experience with cancer and what he was advised to do by his doctor. (35:00) William agrees that ketosis appears to be one of the best ways to avert cancer and encourage remission. MANAGING YOUR HEALTH They chat about how there are ways with tech and other resources for people to manage their own health better. (39:30) Vinnie and William chat about particle tests and statins. (46:15) William explains why parts of the cholesterol test aren't even an accurate measurement. Many doctors are motivated by money. (49:30) Because the sugar industry controls so much, often doctors become pariahs if they speak out against sugar and grain. An example is the treatment of Dr. Tim Noakes in South Africa when he was actually treating people and getting them healthy. (51:00) Dr. Davis tries to uncover the truths behind that in his new book. Health is a basic right. The grain industry has hired PR firms to discredit Dr. Davis. They also discuss several prominent vegan doctors. (56:00) William summarizes steps you can take for better health that he discusses in his "Undoctored" book as well. (1:01:10) Dr. Davis also discusses some of the books in his series, including cookbooks as well. (1:04:00) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere:   REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 12, 2022
Opportunities for Learning - Episode 2209
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Episode 2209 - On this Monday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino chat about teachable moments, opportunities for learning, why Vinnie was in Los Angeles recently, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/opportunities-learning-episode-2209 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING Vinnie starts the show with some lively Louie Prima music and he and Anna chat a bit about Louie Prima, Minnie Driver, Mah-rie, and Jay Leno; how's that for variety? (3:00) This leads to Vinnie explaining why he chose to play Louie Prima; it reminded him of entertaining the neighbors and what kinds of foods were involved. The opportunity for learning here has to do with certain occasions and planning. (8:00) Then Vinnie discusses training the neighbor's son and what is happening--or not happening-- in his development. (14:40)  Vinnie shares some advice about feeding growing teens, especially very active ones. Vinnie and Anna switch to discussing why Vinnie was in Los Angeles recently. (23:30) He tells the story of filming an episode for "Prager U", but the actual topic is to be a surprise. Anna and Vinnie are excited because this provides more opportunities for learning to another new audience! The episode is scheduled for release sometime around Thanksgiving. The Mike Rowe podcast brought the NSNG® message to thousands, and it has made a difference for people. OTHER THINGS TO LEARN ABOUT And speaking of Thanksgiving, Anna reminds the listeners of the huge amount of recipe ideas she has on her website for the holidays. (38:00) Vinnie reminds us about LIL: "It's not what you eat between Christmas and New Year's, it's what you eat between New Year's and Christmas." (38:40) There are strategic ways to navigate the holidays. Vinnie gives an update on his cardio goals for this year. (41:00) Anna then asks Vinnie a question from a listener about halftime snacks for the Varsity Team; Vinnie gives his take. (45:15) There's an Ultra Salt® update. Stock up when it comes back in! (51:00) They also chat about a few more recipe ideas using Anna's spices. Gina Grad will be including special recipes on her website using Anna's spices, too. (59:15) A little more recipe chat happens, so now I'm hungry. This a reminder to listen to recent episodes of the show: one with Meagan North Hawkes and one with Dr. Eric Westman. (1:02:00) Just a heads-up: in the coming weeks, there will be a small fee to download Vinnie's Intro to NSNG® PDF. He explains why. (1:03:30) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 10, 2022
Zone 2 Breakdown - Episode 2208
29:46
Episode 2208 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad chat about music, the area around Los Angeles, Zone 2 breakdown, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/zone-2-breakdown-episode-2208 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS ZONE 2 BREAKDOWN Vinnie and Gina open the show by talking a little bit about "Diamond in the Back". (2:00) They also chat a bit about an area in Los Angeles called Ahmanson Ranch. Vinnie used to have to go to that area a lot and it also has good hiking trails. Speaking of Walking, Gina has a question regarding an Instagram post she saw from another fitness creator. (11:00) She explains what the content creator called 12/4/30 LISS (low incline steady state). Vinnie says the creator is almost right, but then shares information about why Zone 2 is better. Vinnie then gives you something you can use: a Zone 2 breakdown and how to get started on the treadmill. (15:30) Some of the benefits of Zone 2 are building up your heart and building mitochondria--you are creating a lot of power on a lower RPM. (25:30) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 09, 2022
Multiple Medications - Episode 2207
32:50
Episode 2207 - On this Saturday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes "Rowebie" Richard Rednour and they discuss his journey to NSNG®, multiple medications, his progress so far, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/multiple-medications-episode-2207 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS Vinnie welcomes Richard to the show and asks how he got started on NSNG®. Richard had learned a bit about low carb, but it wasn't until he heard Vinnie on the Mike Rowe podcast that he started incorporating changes. (2:00) They also chat about seed oils and the prevalence of diseases today such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, and autoimmune disorders. (4:30) Cancer and heart disease were the only diseases you ever really heard much about in the 1970s. Richard then describes the multiple medications he was on when starting NSNG®; 5 of them alone were for treating T2 diabetes! He shares what the doctors and nutritionists told him to do as far as diet. He also shares what other progress he has seen since hearing Vinnie on the Mile Rowe podcast. Vinnie suggests that all the "Rowebies" should reach out on social media and let both Mike Rowe and Chuck Klausmeyer know the effect they have had by having Vinnie on their show. (15:15) Richard shares his experience of how frustrating it was to lose weight before even though he was following the established science. (16:20) Was told to eat low fat, and brown rice was ok, etc. He was about to give up on getting healthy altogether. Vinnie and Richard chat about Vinnie's three documentaries (see links below); as a result, Vinnie shares Gary Fettke's story. They also mention John Yudkin and Ancel Keys. Vinnie asks Richard what his current A1c is; as you can guess, it's dramatically different. Richard says NSNG® has been easy compared to all the other things he has tried--and effective! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 08, 2022
Ending Carb Confusion with Dr Eric Westman - Episode 2206
01:10:16
Episode 2206 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes back Dr. Eric Westman and the two discuss the benefits of fat as fuel, sugar addiction, Big Food, Dr. Westman's new book about ending carb confusion, and more. [libsyn_podcast id=24590337] PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS END YOUR CARB CONFUSION Vinnie welcomes Dr. Eric Westman back to the show and asks him about the Duke Keto Medical Clinic. (1:15) Keto is shifting your body to fat-burning and there are so many benefits to it; Eric gives an example. (8:00) Eating a keto diet doesn't have to be expensive; there are ways to find deals on meat purchases. Many people find that they end up eating less food because they are more satisfied. Vinnie chats about his interest in building lean muscle mass when he was younger and noticed that bodybuilders would get "cut" by eating protein and fat, not carbs. (15:30) Vinnie then asks Eric what nutrition training was like when he was in medical school and how it's progressed. (17:00) Both men agree that Dr. Stephen Phinney (of Virta Health) has been a huge influence on what they know about a ketogenic way of eating. The conversation turns to fat as fuel for long distances and some of the current successful athletes doing it. (21:30) Even though there are many examples of these athletes, there is still so much doubt that it's even "possible". Vinnie asks Eric why there are so many dietitians and other health and science professionals resistant to doing further studies and promoting keto as a solution. (30:50) NIH is still stuck on CICO (calories in, calories out), even though it's been proven it doesn't work and is not sustainable. Eric mentions that funding is a big issue. Ending carb confusion is the goal. Vinnie and Eric agree that there is no diabetes in a world without carbs. (35:15) They then talk about sugar addiction needs to be looked at seriously. (40:45) The chat about autoimmune conditions and how they are affected by carbs. Big Food companies hire scientists to formulate food to create addictions to them so you'll be a repeat customer. Eric mentions "", which is an online membership where you can get coached in a low-carb lifestyle. Vinnie then asks Eric to discuss his book, "", written by him, Dr. Amy Berger, and others, and it has a cookbook that provides even more options. Vinnie and Eric have a lot to say about Dr. Tro Kalayjian and how his approach to patients is making great strides in actually healing people. (1:03:50) Vinnie thanks Dr. Westman for his participation in both FAT documentaries because they are helping save lives! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 07, 2022
Serving Too Many Kings - Episode 2205
37:31
Episode 2205 - On this Wednesday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes Meagan Hawkes back as a guest and they discuss her history, her progress, "drive-by" foods, serving too many kings, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/serving-too-many-kings-episode-2205 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS SERVING TOO MANY KINGS Vinnie welcomes Meagan back to the show and asks her to recap her NSNG® history a bit. (2:00) Meagan lost a bunch of weight, but then had some stressful challenges and her weight started creeping back up. She then decided to experiment with other variations of eating, including LFHP (low fat, high protein) and various fasting advice. (5:30) She was still NSNG® but playing around with her macros. She did that for 90 days but explains why it didn't work for her. During their chat, Meagan mentions what she calls "drive-by" eating; as a result, Vinnie and Meagan discuss how easy it is to fall into mindless eating. (10:00) Meagan mentions that she started adding fat back in; as a result, Vinnie talks about how too much protein can be an issue for some people. (16:00) Meagan chats about what other things she changed in her mindset and lifestyle that has her losing weight again. Vinnie says messing around too much with what already works, a person ends up "serving too many kings". (18:30) Meagan reminds us to stick to the basics because it works! Vinnie and Megan discuss the NSNG® PDF and doing a social experiment and still helping people. (25:50) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 05, 2022
Fallout from a LIL - 2204
01:00:35
Episode 2204 - On this Monday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino chat about Vinnie's uncle, the fallout from a LIL ("life into living"), an answer to a question from social media about eating fruits and honey, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/fallout-from-lil-episode-2204 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS FALLOUT FROM A LIL Vinnie starts the show by recalling his uncle and the great and strong person he was. (2:50) This leads Vinnie to tell a story of his travels to Louisiana, the funeral, the family gathering afterward, and how a piece of fish kicked his ass.  It's fallout from a LIL ("life into living" moment). Vinnie also tells a different story, starting with a couple of Instagram posts he and Serena did together regarding more LIL. (19:00) This leads to another story about a birthday dinner he and Serena had with friends and the fallout from that as well. (23:30) Vinnie and Anna chat about perfection, and Vinnie reminds us of a Vince Lombardi quote, "Strive for perfection, you'll land on excellence.(29:35) A QUESTION ANSWERED Anna asks Vinnie a question from Twitter that references a claim made that fruits and honey are ok for metabolically healthy people. (32:30) Kind of odd that the comment was made in a reel by carnivore doctor, Paul Saladino. Vinnie gives his thoughts on "plant defense chemicals" and whether or not your liver cares where carbs comes from. (36:00) Vinnie respects Paul, but disagrees. They agree it's also a confusing message coming from a carnivore doctor. Vinnie and Anna chat about things like sugar and alcohol addictions for many people. (43:50) Vinnie mentions another podcast's episode where the science behind the effects of alcohol on the brain works for different people. (44:00) Anna brings up some preaching by a vegan and how the information is completely wrong; for example, the idea of high fat causing insulin resistance. (47:46) They both agree that the best approach to influencing others in your life is to lead by example. (52:00) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 03, 2022
Lowering the Bar - Episode 2203
30:05
Episode 2203 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Gina Grad chat about "the other Pumpkin", sugars and A1C, lowering the bar, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/10/lowering-bar-episode-2203 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS LOWERING THE BAR Gina starts the show by asking Vinnie why Anna was mad, and the Tale of Two Pumpkins is born. (1:30) Vinnie explains how it originated, and Gina (and Anna) is none too pleased. (5:00) The conversation then switches to additional information about sugar that Gina hadn't realized. (5:50) She mentions what happens to your bowels when too much sugar is consumed, including fructose and both natural and artificial sweeteners. (6:30) Vinnie mentions how they are poison to the system, similar to how alcohol works; he explains. (8:00) Vinnie also tells Gina how the consumption of sugar since the 1800s has increased. (9:00) They also chat about how this has led to more recent developments of NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). He explains what A1C is, how it works, and how the numbers have ultimately been altered, which is basically lowering the bar. He gives reasons why this doesn't work, and how it allows for "stacking" medications. Gina asks what a high A1C for an extended period of time will do. (18:00) This leads to Vinnie summarizing the story behind Dr. Gary Fettke. So at best, sugar can give you diarrhea, and at worse causes amputations. (21:50)   PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 02, 2022
An Amazing Recovery - Episode 2202
47:33
Episode 2202 - On this Saturday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes listener Jarrod Caruso and they discuss Jarrod's NSNG® journey, an amazing recovery from emergency surgery, sharing his success with others, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/an-amazing-recovery-episode-2202 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS AN AMAZING RECOVERY Vinnie welcomes Jarrod to the show and asks him to share his back story. (1:20) Jarrod discovered Vinnie through Adam Carolla. He also learned about other experts like Jason Fung and Gary Taubes. Jarrod started slowly but really saw success when he got serious about eating properly. (5:30) He lost about 50 lbs and when asked, shares what he's learned with others. (11:00) Jarrod then shares how life stressors slowed him down and he needed to recommit; as a result, he lost weight and also gained around 10 lbs. of muscle! (16:00) Vinnie reminds us that you can build muscle the same way at an older age, it just sometimes takes longer because of sarcopenia. (18:00) Vinnie then asks Jarrod about what happened next; Jarrod shares his story of emergency surgery on his lower GI tract. (20:10) He also tells how his recovery was quicker than the doctors had typically seen and kept claiming how healthy Jarrod was overall. Vinnie can relate to this and shares his shoulder replacement surgery recovery story. (34:00) Vinnie mentions some of the biggest things that changed his life. (39:30) They talk a little more about the PDF and the value it has. Jarrod shares some final thoughts for Vinnie. (43:00)   PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Oct 01, 2022
Your Brain on Coconut Oil with Dr. Mary Newport - Episode 2201
01:30:36
Episode 2201 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes Dr. Mary Newport back to the show and they discuss brain health, your brain on coconut oil, her upcoming book, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/09/your-brain-coconut-oil-dr-mary-newport-episode-2201 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOUR BRAIN ON COCONUT OIL Vinnie welcomes Dr. Mary Newport back to the show and they start the show by discussing Mary's husband's early onset dementia. (1:20) At age 56, her husband was experiencing a rapid decline in brain health. After some challenges, he became eligible for a clinical trial for Alzheimer's treatment. (9:00) She had heard about the benefits of ketones and coconut oil and started experimenting. (12:15) It's amazing the improvements they saw in a short amount of time! Vinnie mentions his battle with leukemia and how staying in ketosis has kept him in remission. (16:40) Mary mentions that people with epilepsy who have been on a ketogenic diet will have reoccurrence of seizures after having just a piece of cake; consequently, this is called "Birthday Syndrome". (20:40) Vinnie asks Mary her opinion on exogenous ketone esters and salts. (25:00) They discuss further the benefits of coconut oil, and Mary also started using it and feels like her mental endurance improved. (28:40) Mary mentions that coconut oil got a bad rap because companies who created hydrogenated oils were competing with it and creating a negative campaign against it. (38:30) They also discuss how the dietary guidelines still used today are based on incorrect information from the 1950s. (41:00) Saturated fats are not the problem. They chat about cholesterol, plaque, and inflammation. CLEARLY KETO They turn the conversation to Mary's upcoming book: "". Mary lists some of the topics covered in her book from the problem of too much sugar, ketones, fasting, your brain on coconut oil, and much more. Vinnie and Mary discuss various medications, how some do (and don't) function, and how some only "keep you perfectly sick". (55:00) Vinnie talks about how he knows of cases where people were on 3 medications for one issue, but that issue could be resolved just by proper eating. Mary talks about how even she at one time was unaware of how the current low-fat dietary guidelines were bad; consequently, she has changed her eating and has seen many benefits. Mary also mentions a chapter in her book about overcoming insulin resistance, which can also include virgin coconut oil. (1:04:20) She mentions how insulin resistance affects brain functions and other functions in the body. She talks about some of the things that are being learned about brain plaque and how it behaves. (1:17:00) Mary mentions other topics addressed in the book and lets us know an update about her husband. They talk a little more about coconut oil, and how it's difficult to get people to accept that it is as good! PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Sep 30, 2022
Ways to Lift Weights - Episode 2200
49:40
Episode 2200 - On this Wednesday's show, Vinnie Tortorich welcomes Scott King back as a guest and they discuss Scott's athletic goals, weight-lifting routines, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/09/ways-lift-weights-episode-2200 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS WAYS TO LIFT WEIGHTS Vinnie welcomes Scott back to the show and asks Scott to chat a little about his weight loss. (2:15) Scott also mentions how he began to get active once he lost weight. Now Scott has participated in triathlons! Vinnie recalls the well-known NSNG® success story of Robert Stanton. (4:53) Robert's doctors basically told him to get his affairs in order because they didn't know what else they could do for him. Even though Scott has become very active, he hasn't lifted weights since high school and is asking for advice on how to begin. (7:20) Vinnie goes through an explanation of different ways to get an effective workout. Vinnie advises starting slowly as the muscles, soft tissues, ligaments, bones, etc. need to "catch up" to this new work. (18:15) Vinnie also advises to "only work the muscles you want to keep." (20:35) Vinnie and Scott discuss Scott's goals, what kind of time he has, and Vinnie goes through his own workout. (23:50) Vinnie discusses both upper body and leg day exercises. Vinnie says you don't have to do all of these exercises every time. When Vinnie was active in Ultra racing, he would do Fred Hahn and Ben Bocchicchio's approaches to building muscle. (43:00) Scott finishes the show by asking Vinnie's thoughts on the use of creatine. (44:40) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Sep 28, 2022
The Birthday Show - Episode 2199
01:09:30
Episode 2199 - On this Monday's show, Anna Vocino treats Vinnie Tortorich to a surprise for his 60th birthday, Vinnie pays tribute to his uncle, they answer questions from social media, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/birthday-show-episode-2199 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS THE BIRTHDAY SHOW Anna starts the show off giving Vinnie advice on name-sharing and feeling special. (2:40) Then Vinnie gives a lovely remembrance and tribute of his Uncle Jude, who recently passed away. (5:07) Anna surprises Vinnie with a certain recording for him to enjoy as his "First Birthday Party". (13:45) They also share a little more "Pumpkin" talk. (31:00) QUESTIONS ANSWERED Anna asks Vinnie some questions from the Twitter crowd. (39:15)) First question is regarding snacks for kids to take to school since, for many schools, nut butters may not be an option. This leads to a chat about how snacks have evolved over the years for  kids at sports events. Vinnie and Anna also talk about eating on movie and t.v. show sets, and how awful it can be. Then Vinnie and Anna dress "grown up" snacking. (53:00) Vinnie gives suggestions of what he typically does, especially during football season. Anna and Vinnie also chat about things like horseradish, mustard, and organic tomatoes from Italy. Anna also chimes in on snacking and how to handle it better. (59:25) Vinnie adds how his snack *is* his meal. People feel like they are "flying without a net" when they start because they are used to snacking. Anna adds that if you're feeling compelled to snack even though you're really not hungry, there could be an underlying emotional component that you may need to address. Vinnie and Anna share a few more cooking ideas using Anna's "dusts". The show ends with some 1980s music chat for your listening pleasure. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Sep 26, 2022
Dog Days & Compass Comparisons - Episode 2198
30:06
Episode 2198 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Gina Grad chat about dogs, the "food compass", complex carbs, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/09/dog-days-compass-comparisons-episode-2198 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS DOG DAYS Gina starts the show chatting about her puppy-sitting adventures. (1:25) Vinnie loves dogs and chats about his experience with his vizslas, as well as a little history behind the breed. (3:55) Vinnie give Gina a couple more suggestions on breeds that he likes. COMPASS COMPARISONS The conversation then switches to a study Gina found from Tufts University that uses the "Food Compass" system to rank certain foods. (17:00) The study suggests that ice cream ranks as better than a bagel; as a result Gina questions this and asks Vinnie to explain. Vinnie then explains the misleading information that complex carbs are "better" than simple carbs. Vinnie mentions a conversation about sugar he had with Dr. Drew. (19:30) He explains the difference between a glucose spike and a glycogen load. (20:50) Gina brings up a "pasta hack" that she saw on Instagram. (24:00) As a result, Vinnie says there is some truth in it; however, the reality is that your body still has to process it and it ultimately makes no difference. Again, there is no free lunch or loopholes in nature! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Sep 25, 2022
Doing NSNG Properly - Episode 2197
31:58
Episode 2197 - On this Saturday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks to long-time listener Lee Harrington and they discuss finally doing NSNG properly, how keto substitutes hinder progress, how energy improves on low-carb, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/09/doing-NSNG-properly-episode-2197 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS DOING NSNG PROPERLY Vinnie welcomes Lee back to the show for his fourth visit; Lee has been following NSNG®--kind of, off and on--for about 10 years. (2:30) Lee shares his backstory a bit and admits he struggled with being mentally ready to go all-in on NSNG®.  Lee mentions he is "finally doing NSNG® properly" and has gotten over a long stall and is seeing great results! (9:15) Vinnie follows up with what usually happens when people selectively hear the NSNG® method. (9:30) After chatting a little further, Lee finally saw what Vinnie has been saying all along: Stop f-ing around! (11:45) Lee clarifies what he means by that. The discussion then turns to how Lee has improved his health and how his energy levels have really increased! (15:20) Vinnie and Lee discuss how finding "keto versions" of crap food is still eating crap food! (21:00) Vinnie adds that he hears how people who were previously sedentary now consider themselves athletic. Vinnie adds that your liver never lies, and that progress is sometimes a moving target that you have to follow. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Sep 24, 2022
Conflict of Interest with Nina Teicholz - Episode 2196
01:03:40
Episode 2196 - On this Friday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks to Nina Teicholz and they discuss her book "", her recent uncovering a blatant conflict of interest, where there are signs of hope, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/09/conflict-interest-nina-teicholz-episode-2196 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS CONFLICT OF INTEREST Vinnie welcomes Nina back to the show and they begin by reviewing what "Big Fat Surprise" is about. (1:55) Vinnie mentions how people are seeing success with NSNG® and a low-carb lifestyle, and are mad that their doctors either didn't know the truth. (7:00) They then discuss how there is a discussion between Congress and the FAA about adjusting planes to allow for larger people because it poses a safety hazard. (8:00) Nina mentions how doctors aren't taught to think of your body systemically, but in parts; that is the fault of medical education which is influenced by Big Pharma. (13:45) Only 7% of Americans are considered to be metabolically healthy! (13:40) Nina explains details regarding a recent review of dietary guidelines, studies about low-carb results were entirely ignored! (19:20) She talks about some of the varying conflict of interest as several of the people on the panel have interests in Big Food companies. Bias is built into the system. Vinnie asks Nina if there is any hope, and they chat about other areas where standards are slowing shifting to low-carb. (34:30) Vinnie also asks about a chart Nina had address that listed breakfast cereals as healthier than an egg or meat! (40:55) So many people have been given the wrong advice; however, certain companies and well-know doctors in the low-carb community seem to be gaining traction and are starting to be heard. (52:10) Visit Nina's website   You can also sign up and read her substack:  [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Sep 23, 2022
The Devil in the Details - Episode 2195
40:35
Episode 2195 - On this Wednesday's show, Vinnie Tortorich speaks to return guest Katelyn Goodwin, and they chat about covid-based frustrations, working at a  cardiology branch of a hospital, how the devil is in the details (in material), and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/09/devil-in-details-episode-2195 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS THE DEVIL IN THE DETAILS Vinnie and Kim start the show with some talk about frustrations during covid. (2:24) From various inconsistencies to supply chain issues, they each have details and stories that were frustrating.  The conversation switches to talking about the movie "Rocky". (13:50) They also chat about some of the details of the backstory in the movie getting made. Vinnie asks Kim about her experience working in a cardiac hospital and what recommendations would be given to the patients there. (19:15) The food choices are rarely good, and there is no real guidance. This leads to a discussion about wearing scrubs and stretchy materials; as a result, folks ignore the signs of weight gain because the fabric is more "forgiving". (23:40) Things like brands changing clothing sizes is a detail that has changed, too.  Vinnie and Kim also discuss that there shouldn't be fat shaming; however, normalizing or glorifying morbid obesity isn't a good message either, because it ignores health issues. (33:00) Vinnie mentions he would train Lizzo for free because she could have such a great, positive impact and influence others. (34:50) Stretchy material will always tell you you're ok--it's the Devil. [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Sep 21, 2022
The Queen of the Bayou - Episode 2194
01:02:29
Episode 2194 - On this Monday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino chat a bit with the queen of the bayou, "Mah-rie", where they talk recipes, answer a variety of Twitter questions, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS THE QUEEN OF THE BAYOU Vinnie and Anna start the show with a little nod to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.  (2:00) Then they call in the "queen of the bayou", Vinnie's mom "Mah-rie." (4:15) They chat a bit about Anna's seasonings and share some recipe ideas. They also discuss olive oils, Anna's plan for a low-carb Italian cookbook, pointers for avocados lasting longer, and more. Marie also brings up how someone she knows is suffering from hip pain; as a result, Marie tells the person what helped her heal from her own surgery. (25:10) This leads to Anna telling a story of a family member who still struggles with making changes to better their health. (26:50) It's been a lovely conversation and they say goodbye to Marie for now. QUESTIONS ANSWERED Anna asks Vinnie some questions from the Twitter crowd. (30:00) Vinnie shares his thoughts on various rower and spinner brands. Anna tells Vinnie about a product she saw on social media that claims to block the absorption of carbs; Vinnie calls BS and explains why. (39:58) Another question asks for recommendations on cycling and spinners; Vinnie always recommends doing the exercise you enjoy and will stick to as well. (43:55) Vinnie shares an interesting story about a rower he knew and how that rower trained for rowing across the Atlantic. (45:55) Anna has another question for Vinnie regarding BMI, and whether it is an accurate way to gauge the ideal weight. (47:20) Anna also chats about how she's started listening to James Nestor's book, "Breathe." (52:44) James has been a guest on the show a couple of times (in episodes 1621 and 2046)--a great listen for your educational and listening pleasure. Anna has one more question about all the fuss about honey and if it's NSNG®.   PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Sep 19, 2022
Freaky Food - Episode 2193
17:24
Episode 2193 - On this Sunday's show, Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Gina Grad chat about freaky food, corporations and food production, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2022/09/freaky-food-episode-2193 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS FREAKY FOOD Gina starts the show by mentioning that she has relabeled some processed food as "freaky foods." (2:20) Vinnie is reminded of a book he listened to that has the takeaway that corporations see your stomach as real estate they need to acquire. (4:50) Gina and Vinnie discuss some of the outlandish options that are coming to the market, including edible utensils. (5:15) Vinnie emphasizes we need to take care of ourselves because the government and corporations aren't going to do that. (6:15) They agree that food is being marketed as entertainment. Treats are meant to be on occasion. Vinnie asks why the government isn't going after meat more than items like freaky food. (9:15) Vinnie reminds us how cancers feed off of sugar as an energy source. (12:55) He also tells Gina of a listener who stopped her seizures and lost 100 lbs by going on a ketogenic diet; as a result, she is also now a power lifter. (14:20) [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!    Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
Sep 18, 2022
Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Levels with Dr. Fung
01:02:22
Dr. Jason Fung speaks with Vinnie Tortorich on today's Angriest Trainer podcast concerning the effects of diet and insulin. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS DR. FUNG Kidney specialist  Works often with type 2 diabetics -- biggest cause of kidney nephropathy Type 2 linked closely with obesity  Insulin has negative effects  DONALDSONVILLE People all on tons of meds All have a sugary drink and some awful food in their hands MISUNDERSTANDING OF WEIGHT GAIN Obesity links tons of diseases together Dr. Fung started by asking: What causes obesity? Sugar is the enemy, not calories  When you eat less calories, your energy expenditure (and thus fat/fuel usage) goes down  You simply get hungrier Takes time to lose the weight  Cortisol is a stress hormone -- encourages getting fat Leptin -- produced by fat cells, regulates how much fat is in the body If you have lots of fat, leptin is released and tells your brain to stop gaining more weight When you are quite fat, your body stops responding to leptin  Secondary hormone -- doesn't pass the causal test  Ghrelin is another one of these secondary hormones No lasting effect so doesn't pass the causal test  FASTING People always ask Vinnie about IM fasting Intermittent fasting should happen every day 3 meals a day -- fast in between literal "break - fast"  Snacks don't allow your body to process everything  Shorter fasts are not enough  Insulin levels not sustainably down  We obsess to much about what we are eating, we need to think about when we are eating 
Oct 23, 2015
Obesity, Hormones, and Triathlons
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Vinnie Tortorich and cohost Anna Vocino discuss lack of medication, hormones, and NSNG helping people on this Monday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS vinnie15 DONALDSONVILLE Vinnie's hometown Last time he visited, he commented how many people were overly obese and all were on at least 3 medications There was initially some backlash, now many are NSNG and getting healthier Vinnie is visiting again soon and will do a show with some NSNGers there  LISTENER DEXTER Listener had food, pain, and other problems  Now, he does cardio, eats healthy, and feels way better He supports NSNG and PVC!  AMAZON WINNER OF THE WEEK Andrea Roberts is the winner She bought period underpants that are stain proof through Vinnie's website  She has also been doing NSNG to help her health issues She will win some NSNG/PVC garb  CREATINE  We get creatine from meat Your body also makes it If you start taking creatine, your body stops making it (bad) If you take anabolic hormones, your body will stop making them SQUATTY POTTY Thousands of click throughs through the website, but no purchases through it All fixed now, go buy your potties!  NICK CICHERCHI (sp) live Cleveland is getting better with progressiveness and health and fitness Gay Games hosted there  Co-author of  About Chris Mccormack and MaccaX Triathalon and ultra events  Competition now about personality, but also the confidence to be a business man out of it Calling upon sponsors, etc  Most of the pros show up to these events on their own time  Ironman makes tons of money from these events but does not pay those who place at the top  Chris is still racing but doesn't train like he used to     
Sep 21, 2015
The Obesity Epidemic with Gary Taubes
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Gary Taubes makes a second appearance on the Friday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS GARY TAUBES & HIS MUST-READS Gary is a reporter/journalist (NY Times) and a controversial guy, has done one of the best interviews in this podcast's history Writing another book currently -- so is Vinnie!  Went to Harvard, Stanford, Columbia  Ivy League education definitely affected him  VINNIE'S READING Reads incredibly slowly but comprehends way more than the average person Scientific brain -- he doesn't assume, he knows  Ended up allowing him to not pay attention in class, just read the books NUTRITION WRITING He was doing nutritional pieces for science sections  He looked at evidence and saw whether or not it really was supported Gary wrote a controversial article calling out the nutrition world for saying low fat was bad  Initially was researching what caused the obesity epidemic? Two hypotheses: high fructose corn syrup, shift to low fat diets LOW FAT DIETS ended up being the issue, clear in his research Even in the 60's, people weren't fat  In the early 1900s, only ~1/20 people were obese  Only 2 Obese kids in Gary's middle school 60's : baked potato was fattening ; 80's: baked potato was a heart healthy food  At first, people didn't realize that high fructose corn syrup was sugar  When heart health came into question, fat became (incorrectly) bad, and carbs/sugar became (incorrectly) passable  WHY WE GET FAT The general idea is calorie in / calorie out and thermodynamics Just like you can't think of wealth/poverty in terms of money intake vs money spent, you can't think of calories that way either  We secrete insulin in response to our carbohydrate intake 
Aug 14, 2015