If you have young kids and you let them catch some cartoons so you can get things done around the house, you’ve most likely seen how commercials tell our kids everything that they need. From toys to Lucky Charms, Madison Avenue knows what it’s doing. And my guest today, Dr Drew Hanks has done some really interesting research behind how our kids make less nutritional choices because of all the advertising that’s out there. He’s a behavioral economist who focuses on consumer food choice and eating and the economic and psychological factors that influence these decisions.
Dr. Hanks says that his research and [...]
Really a privilege to have Dr. Andrew Lustig on today who is out there in poverty stricken areas helping to make the world a better place with his company Global Outreach Doctors. These dedicated medical volunteers are using Eastern and Western medicine in all corners of the world that have seen disasters and suffer from severe poverty. Dr. Lustig left the corporate world and became a naturopath doctor so he could be more involved in making a difference instead of just being a bystander.
And the really cool thing that he’s doing in all of these countries that is different from a lot of the humanitarian organizations is getting [...]
Food politics can be nasty. The battle between vegans and meat-eaters often becomes heated. Kevin Gianni, a vegan for six years, was right in the middle of the conflict. Kevin moved from a Standard American Diet to a vegan lifestyle after listening to an MP3 recording of raw foodist celebrity, David Wolfe. He entered into the vegan world not in a desire to achieve optimal health but out of a desire to achieve optimal performance for activities like running.
Kevin describes his personality as “all or nothing.” He jumped into veganism the way he did most things. He immediately noticed benefits such as more energy and significant weight loss. The good [...]