Episodes
Are you addicted to sugar? Do you feel your blood sugar dip when you haven't eaten? Do you get hangry? If you're struggling with any of the above, or with insulin resistance or weight gain, this episode is for you. All of these are signs that you may need to curtail your refined sugar intake and help your body stabilize by avoiding refined sugar. Dr. Weston A. Price called sugar a "displacing food of modern commerce." Too often it takes the place of more nourishing fare. It's also highly...
Published 02/12/24
If you are considering getting the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, or having your teenager or young adult get it, you need to first understand why the vaccine was created in the first place, the risks involved with getting the vaccine (compared to the risk of contracting HPV) and how cervical cancer can be prevented through nutrition and lifestyle changes. These are exactly the things that Dr. Nathan Riley reviews on today’s podcast. He offers insights for all of us on the financial...
Published 02/05/24
India is NOT a vegetarian nation. Only about 20% of the population does not eat meat. However, there is a growing anti-meat movement in India that is negatively impacting many in that country. Today, Dr. Sylvia Karpagam goes over the societal, governmental, and corporate forces that are a part of the propaganda wave. The efforts include banning eggs and meat from school lunches.   Dr. Sylvia is a public health doctor and human rights advocate who explains how the traditional caste system in...
Published 01/29/24
Ginny Yurich, author of "1000 Hours Outside" and "Until the Streetlights Come On" challenges parents to help their children choose "green time" over "screen time."  And considering how much time all of us spend on screens, this is a challenge indeed. Today, Ginny offers suggestions for how to make the great outdoors more enticing for our children. She talks about the changes that unstructured play, outside, has made for her children and her own life.   She covers the benefits of outdoor...
Published 01/22/24
Do you ever wish there were a study comparing outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated infants, children, and adults? There have been hundreds of these studies. The results are peer-reviewed and published and have been compiled by our guest today, Dr. Brian Hooker. Brian lets the science speak in the course of this podcast interview and as the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book "Vax-Unvax: Let the Science Speak." He shares the conclusions of numerous studies that show the...
Published 01/15/24
Lard mimics our natural skin oils. It has the same ph balance and lipid balance as our skin does. This is one reason we might want to consider not only cooking with it, but using it for skin care! Charles Mayfield, author, regenerative farmer, and founder of Farrow (lard-based skincare) today explains how lard is good for both our health and our skin.   He goes over lard’s nutrient profile, why it’s been maligned or misunderstood for so long, and how he stumbled into discovering its wonders...
Published 01/08/24
The Karen tribe in Thailand. The Daasanach in Ethiopia. The Mount Hagen festival in Papua New Guinea. Mary Ruddick, a nutritionist, researcher, and adventurer, describes what she learned during her field research among indigenous people groups this summer. She goes over what buoys good health and what weakens it, the traditions we would do well to emulate, and the modern conveniences we should eschew. She also describes her “throne of health” framework for optimizing our health, wherever we...
Published 01/01/24
Do you want to better your sleep? Learn more about seed oils? Discover what Pfizer knew but didn't reveal about their mRNA shot? The most popular Wise Traditions podcast interviews of 2023 focused on just these topics. which are highlighted in this episode. This "Best of 2023" features segments from a conversation with Naomi Wolf of Daily Clout on the Pfizer Documents, a discussion with Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, on seed oils, and an interview with...
Published 12/25/23
Where to start to nourish our family well? How do we make the time and develop rhythms to feed the family ancestrally? How can we incorporate more nutrient-dense foods on a regular basis? What if the family isn't "into it"? How do we handle moving in this direction, when the whole world seems to be going the other way? We posed these questions to a panel of experts at the Wise Traditions conference in Kansas in October 2023. Maureen Diaz, Hilary Boynton, Christine Muldoon, and Sally Fallon...
Published 12/18/23
What would ever possess a couple to live off grid, with no electricity, no plumbing, and so removed from civilization? For Doug and Stacy, it started with small changes that they began to make to improve their health. Little by little, the small shifts they incorporated–such as replacing a plastic shower curtain and changing the timing of meals–took them closer and closer to a lifestyle that was sustainable, fulfilling, health-enhancing and ultimately, yes, off grid. Over time, they lost...
Published 12/11/23
Menopause is inevitable. Suffering is optional. So says our guest gerontologist and biohacker, Zora Benhamou. Zora is the host of the "Hack My Age" podcast, and she reminds us today that through our mindset and lifestyle choices we can make menopause a smooth, even empowering chapter of our life. She covers the various stages of this life transition for women (peri-menopause, post-menopause, and everything in between) and offers insights and tips for managing them. She also talks about what a...
Published 12/04/23
Binders escort toxins out of the body. Pine gum is an ancient remedy for parasites. Seed oils are to be avoided in our children's diet. Eating less meat will not help the environment. Children's Health Defense is an advocacy group committed to protecting our children on multiple levels. These are some of the topics highlighted in today's supersode. It's bonus content that has not been previously published, with insights from guests we've featured in recent months. You'll hear from Adam...
Published 11/30/23
For too long we've been obsessed with calorie-counting. It's high time we started counting nutrients instead. Dianne Koehler is the owner and Director of the Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) in Colorado. Today, Dianne helps us get a handle on what to look for when it comes to feeding ourselves and our families nutrient-dense food.   She goes over the building blocks of nutrition. She explains why we must carefully evaluate claims on packages and advice from governmental agencies about what...
Published 11/27/23
Itchiness. Indigestion. Digestive issues. Allergies. Asthma. Brain fog. Even food sensitivities. All of these could indicate that there is a parasite imbalance in the body. Laura Villanti, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and the founder of At Home with Wellness, helps guide you to determine how to test for parasites, the most effective protocols for eliminating them, and how to become a “bad host” for them. Laura goes over, in detail, why not all parasite testing is accurate and which she...
Published 11/13/23
Do you ever wonder where your steak came from? Did you know that there are only four major companies that control the majority of the beef supply in the U.S.? This is one reason that our food supply chain is so fragile. And this is what AJ Richards is setting out to change. AJ is a combat veteran, an entrepreneur and the head of Sustenance Earth, Inc. He wants to help everyone understand the importance of knowing the provenance of their food and establishing food security.   As AJ puts it,...
Published 11/06/23
When was pasteurization introduced and why? Should adults drink raw milk? What nutrients does it contain? And where can I get it?   If you're intrigued by raw milk, you've come to the right place! Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, today answers all of these questions and more. She also gives an update on which states in the U.S. (nearly all, except for four) have legalized its sale. And she explains how raw milk is nature's most complete food (and a fragile...
Published 10/30/23
Non-native electro-magnetic frequencies (EMFs). PFAs (forever chemicals in the air and food). Heavy metals. Mold. These are just some of the toxins in our environment that assail us. And that we need to get out of the body so that it can function optimally. Today's guest is Adam Parker, a detox expert and the host of the Your Ideal Day podcast.   He reviews simple steps to detox (including dry brushing and rebounding) and more intense protocols (like flushes, cleanses, and enemas). He goes...
Published 10/23/23
How can you develop mindfulness beyond meditating on a mat? Are there ways to start to tap into your intuition? And how can these tools (along with critical thinking) help us navigate turbulent times?   Ora Nadrich is the author of “Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity” and “Time to Awaken.” She is also the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking. Today, she offers insights on what we've been through in recent years and how to keep going and growing...
Published 10/16/23
There are so many ingredients on food labels that are unrecognizable to us. This likely means that they are unrecognizable to our bodies, as well--which means that they're harming rather than helping us. Vani Hari, known as the Food Babe, is a best-selling author and activist that is dedicated to uncovering what's in our food and how it's affecting us, so that we can be empowered in the supermarket, restaurant, and in our own kitchens, to nourish ourselves well. She covers the importance of...
Published 10/09/23
 Most American lawns are lovely...but not exactly an efficient use of space. What if we made the most of the land, helping to turn it into a source of sustenance for our families and communities? We could use permacultural principles to understand the land and collaborate with current ecosystems to help bring about its full potential. So says guest Jim Gale of Food Forest Abundance. On today's episode, Jim talks about how to get started with small shifts: how to decide what to plant and...
Published 10/02/23
Cows have gotten a bad rap in recent years. Their flatulence and burps have been cited as contributing to climate change. But what if that's not the case? What if, in fact, cows are actually helping save the planet? Judith D. Schwartz is a journalist and the author of “Cows Save the Planet.” Today, she sheds light on how much we need for cows for healthy soil. She describes the diversity of such soil (that the cows enrich) in detail, highlighting the soil's micro and macro diversity...
Published 09/25/23
Germ theory doesn't hold water upon close examination. Shots against disease are worthless. Dr. William Trebing equips us today to stand strong against the mantra that "vaccines are safe and effective." And to defend our rights and the rights of our children against inoculations. Dr. William Trebing is a board-certified chiropractic physician with a specialty in neurology and radiology who has been in private practice for thirty-eight years. He is the author of "Goodbye Germ Theory." Today,...
Published 09/18/23
We've been told to recycle, repurpose, and reuse to reduce waste. But do our efforts make any difference? Is there a way to reduce the amount we generate, in the first place? And why does it matter?   Jill Winger is the author of “Old Fashioned on Purpose” and the host of the podcast by the same name. Today, she offers insights about how to reduce our waste. She gives both the why and the how. She discusses the problem waste creates in our own homes and for the planet. She notes, for...
Published 09/11/23
How do you address stomach aches, sleep issues, bee stings, and more? Erin O'Donnell, author of "Fully Alive," shares what has worked for her family for all of the above. Her natural tool kit remedies include chamomile tea for calming the nervous system (and avoiding pinkeye), tart cherry juice for lowering inflammation, and even getting naked in the garden (or at least as naked as possible).  Erin offers practical tips throughout the episode and also discusses her son's tongue tie and the...
Published 09/04/23