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Anne Louise Gittleman

Ann Louise Gittleman is an American author and proponent of alternative medicine, especially fad diets, and nutritionist.


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Radical Metabolism: How To Cleanse Your Gallbladder, Increase Your Metabolism, Burn More Fat Without Exercise & Much More!
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Ben Greenfield Fitness
Anne Louise Gittleman was one of my first podcast guests ever. She first joined me in podcast episode #29: "How Many Critters Are Living In YOUR Gut, Making You Fat, Tired, Lazy, Bloated and Sick?" Now, she's back on the show. Ann came to my house in Spokane, WA to talk about her new, amazing book "Radical Metabolism: A Powerful New Plan to Blast Fat and Reignite Your Energy in Just 21 Days". This new book reveals the secrets to reviving a sluggish over-40 metabolism - secrets that work even faster if you're in your 20s and 30s, or you suffer from liver, gallbladder or thyroid issues. Inside the new book, you'll discover which "forbidden fats," forgotten flavors, and fat-busting beverages you can eat and drink in order to increase your metabolism, protect against autoimmunity, address gallbladder issues, type II diabetes, and other devastating health problems. The Radical Metabolism program consists of: -a 4-day Radical Intensive Cleanse designed to rest your digestive tract and detoxify your body -21-Day Radical Reboot where you'll learn exactly what combinations of foods to eat for results you can feel and see -a Maintenance Plan for a healthy life A Columbia University graduate, Ann Louise Gittleman is often called "The First Lady of Nutrition". She is a nutritionist, and internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women's health issues. She is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books on health and nutrition including diet, detox, women's health, men's health, perimenopause, menopause, beauty and the environment. As one of the world's foremost experts in functional and integrative medicine she holds an M.S. in Nutrition Education from Columbia University, has the title of Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) from the American College of Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. Ann Louise has also served as the Chief Nutritionist of Pediatric Clinic at Bellevue Hospital and is the former Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, CA. She has won numerous awards, including The American Medical Writers Association Award for Excellence. In 2016 she was presented with the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for the International Institute for Building-Biology & Ecology, the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. and Clear Passage, Inc. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why the gallbladder is such a crucial component of the Radical Metabolism program...8:40 Women in the U.S. are FFF: Fat, Forty and Fatigued. Gallbladder removal is one of the most common procedures in this country. It's not a "throw away" organ; we need to do everything we can to keep it. The "unholy alliance" between the gallbladder and the thyroid. If people do not have free-flowing bile (which they don't if they don't have a gallbladder) they can't convert successfully convert T4 into T3. Because the thyroid is so intimately connected to metabolism... People with sluggish bile are 7 times more likely to suffer from hyper thyroidism. Ben struggled with decreased thyroid activity while training for triathlons. People who do keto or paleo diets with high intake of fat are at risk; you need to be able to digest the fat and essential fatty acids. -Ann's thoughts on why the gallbladder and bile issues are so common among American women...13:00 Lack of choline. Study: 500 mg of choline 3x a day for 6 weeks will decongest a fatty liver. Choline is a lipotropic nutrient. We don't eat foods with natural lecithin; stigma surrounding soy products. Lack of bitter herbs in the diet. Natural sources of choline: Lecithin Eggs (if you're not allergic) Walnuts Sunflower lecithin supplement Bitter herbs Ann recommends: Grapefruit Diet (very popular in the 70's, with a resurgence in the 90's) Grapefruit extract influences mitochondria. Bitter melon extract. Ben's favorite cocktail: Bitter herbs, on the rocks, with a splash of gin. "Ben and Jitters" -How do we test for gallbladder function?...20:43 GGT High liver enzymes If light colored stool, dizziness, hearing problems all part of gallbladder meridian. Glutathione doesn't affect gallbladder. A bitter and resentful personality indicates gallbladder issues. Anger is associated with the liver; resentment is associated with the gallbladder. -Is Ann a fan of any of the cleanses out there to increase their bile levels?...23:00 No. Because of congested bile, they can get stuck in the gallbladder duct and create serious problems. The use of choline and bitters, then following Radical Metabolism... -What is the "correct" way to do a coffee enema?...25:25 Depends on the individual. Ensure the coffee is organic. Keep it inside you for 20 minutes; lay on your left side. Hazel Parcells: The grand dame of health. Black strap molasses. -The balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fats, and why there's such a thing as "too much fish oil"...27:45 We need a 4:1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fats. Watch out for bad omega 6 fats. Parent oils. You'll get more omega 6 fats from parent oils. Toasted sesame oil - Has lots of Vitamin T. What is Vitamin T? "Sixes are Sexy." -Ann's thoughts on Udos Oil...35:37  Uses unrefined, raw sunflower oil. Uses proper antioxidants. -The role of Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) in formation of brown fat tissue...37:15 It actually "activates" the tissue. Evening primrose oil; GLA helps people to lose weight without watching their calories or exercising. -Why Ann is a fan of essential amino acids...39:15 We need more protein, not less. Has more to do with metabolic rate than the gallbladder. The right kind of coffee can prevent you from losing lean muscle. It's a way to get more concentrated amounts of proteins. -The best way to test for toxicity in your body...42:00 Non-invasive: hair tests; tissue analysis. Urine provocation test can be very hard on the system. Lots of toxicity in cooking tools and utensils. -Why Ann would rather have a poisonous serpent in her kitchen than aluminum foil. Use enamel covered iron as an alternative. Vita Clay. (Marge, Amazon link) -Ann's 4 day and 21 day intensive cleanses...47:37 Lots of watercress soup, which contains cancer fighting phytonutrients. (Buy it at Trader Joe's.) Can also eat watercress as the green in a salad, as opposed to kale. Juices that are low-glycemic. No pulp. Not uncommon to lose 8-10 pounds during the cleanse. Water weight. You start with the 4 day, then take a week of maintenance and then the 21 day. Why A2 is far preferable to A1 (found in most milks). Resources from this episode: -Unikey Health Systems -Book: Radical Metabolism: A Powerful New Plan to Blast Fat and Reignite Your Energy in Just 21 Days -Book: The Gut Flush Plan: A Breakthrough Cleansing Program - Flushes Fattening Toxins - Boosts Metabolism - Fortifies Your Health -Book: Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn't Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution -Podcast Episode #29: How Many Critters Are Living In YOUR Gut, Making You Fat, Tired, Lazy, Bloated and Sick? (hint: more than you think) -Choline - 500mg of choline 3x/day for 4 weeks -Soy lecithin -Bitters #9 -Orthophosphoric acid -Blackstrap molasses enema -The fish oil Ben takes -Udo's oil -Hair test from Trace Elements -Enamel covered iron -Vitaclay pots -Watercress (from Thrive Market) Episode Sponsors: -Kion Lean Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. Use discount code "benlean10" and get 10% off your order! -Goshas Organics is a recognized leader in Innovative PHYTO Herbal Honey Infusions. Use discount code "ben10%" to get 10% off your order! -Zip Recruiter takes the headache out of hiring the right people for your business! Use my link and get started with Zip Recruiter for free! -Organifi Try their Gold juice: Pain-soothing herbs, antioxidants, & phyto-nutrients all in one delicious, soothing “Golden Milk”. Use code "greenfield" and get 20% off everything in your cart! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Anne or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
A Deep Dive Into How To Interpret The Results Of Your Blood Testing - Ben Greenfield Reveals & Walks You Through His Laboratory Results From WellnessFX.
Episode of
Ben Greenfield Fitness
“How can I optimize my health and longevity?” “How can I live a long time and feel good doing it?” “What supplements should I take for peak performance?” “What should my ideal diet look like?” Honestly, without any data about your blood and biomarkers, you have no idea. This is because unless you know what your blood looks like under a microscope, there is no way for you to identify with 100% confidence what steps you should take to eat the right diet, to take the right supplements, to protect your health, to enhance your well-being, to perform at peak capacity, and perhaps most importantly, to live as long as possible with as high a quality of life as possible. Enter blood testing. Blood testing is the most important step you can take to identify and prevent life-threatening diseases before they happen to you. With your blood test results in hand, you can catch critical issues in your body before they manifest as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or worse. Knowledge of exactly what is going on inside your body empowers you to implement a science-based disease-prevention program that can literally add decades of healthy years to your life. And if your goal is to not only stop disease, but to also perform at your peak physical and cognitive capacity, blood testing is absolutely crucial for identifying which diet, which supplements and which lifestyle steps you should take to optimize your specific and unique health parameters. But sadly, most annual medical check-ups that the average physician orders are simply routine, old-school blood tests that don't even test for the most important markers of disease risk, and that are simply designed to make sure you're “not dying”. They aren't designed to optimize longevity or to ensure your body is completely primed to perform at peak capacity. What most people don't realize is that you can skip your physician and simply manage the entire process for getting your blood work done yourself. And if you want to test absolutely every little thing that affects your organs, your energy, your hormones, your health and your longevity, then you've found the ultimate answer. I worked closely with WellnessFX, America's top laboratory for concierge blood testing and online access to all your blood testing results, to develop the Longevity Blood Testing Panel For Men and Longevity Blood Testing Panel For Women, which is the most complete blood testing package for men that money can buy.  This is by far the most comprehensive blood testing package I recommend and is designed for the high performer, biohacker or anti-aging enthusiast who wants access to the same type of executive health panel and screening that would normally cost tens of thousands of dollars at a longevity institute. The panel I discuss in today's podcast dives deep into overall metabolic functioning for optimal long-term health and longevity, and includes thyroid function, stress response, blood glucose regulation, sex hormone balance, heavy metals, inflammation, organs of detoxification (liver, kidneys, gallbladder, and lungs), proteins, electrolytes, blood oxygen and nutrient delivery, immune system status, vitamin D status and much, much more, including: 25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D Apolipoprotein A-1 Apolipoprotein B Blood Lead Blood Mercury Cardio IQ Lipoprotein Fractionation Ion Mobility Complete Blood Count w/ differential Complete Metabolic Panel Copper Cortisol Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate Ferritin, serum Fibrinogen Folate Free Fatty Acids Hemoglobin A1c Homocysteine High-sensitivity C-reactive protein IGF-1 (Growth hormone surrogate) Insulin Iron, TIBC Lipid Panel Lipoprotein (a) Luteinizing Hormone Omega 3 Fatty Acids RBC Magnesium Reverse T-3 Selenium SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) T-3 Total T-3 Uptake T-4 (Thyroxine) T-3 Free T-4 Free Testosterone + Free Testosterone Thiamine Thyroglobulin Antibodies Thyroid Peroxidase AB TSH Uric Acid Vitamin A Vitamin B12 Zinc Estradiol As you can see, I've held nothing back and covered all bases with this customized blood panel. You will not find a test this comprehensive anywhere else, guaranteed. From identifying disease to optimizing longevity and anti-aging to maximizing performance, this test gives you absolutely everything you need. During this podcast, in which I cover my own results from my recent longevity panel, you'll discover: My own process of testing my blood. I had 19 tubes of blood drawn; you typically have 3-5 tubes drawn in a blood test. My motivation: What if you want the same type of blood test that would be tens of thousands of dollars at a longevity center? I wanted to advise myself with more precision than typical blood tests such as TSH. I designed a package with Wellness FX, for men and women. I do this on a quarterly basis; although once a year (or once per life) is sufficient for most people. First thing you see on the report: cardiovascular health. Basic lipid panel. Risk factors: Red (high caution); orange (pay attention); green (good to go). A lot of red doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing; all green doesn't necessarily mean all good either. My total cholesterol is red: 267. High cholesterol isn't a risk factor; it's when it becomes oxidized. My HDL levels are through the roof: 151. High level of HDL could mean your body is carrying a lot of metabolites to the liver due to constant inflammation. I tested all my inflammations, all very low. Question to ask: are you a lean mass hyper responder? Could have a higher LDLP particle count. High HDL, inflammation is low, not of concern. High cholesterol and high inflammation, be concerned. Below lipid panel you'll see LDL particles. I use the Thorne multivitamin. The chlorogenic acid you find in artichoke extract is efficacious in lowering APOB My peak LDL size has been climbing; ideally I want it above 222 1/2. My LDL particle count is actually low. Small low density lipoprotein low compared to peak LDL size. Overall I'm happy with my results. Look for increase in the size of my LDL particles. “How can I live a long time and feel good doing it?” Free fatty acids associated with diabetes and heart disease. Omega Index: two different fatty acids in your red blood cells. Arachidonic acid levels are normal; I feel like I could step up my Omega 6 fatty acid intake. (Sprinkle hemp seeds on your salad.) Metabolic health: Risk factors for diabetes and insulin resistance. You want your insulin levels relatively low. Wellness FX will give suggestions on how to lower insulin levels. My blood glucose level wasn't concerning, but a bit higher than normal. Homa IR score: Takes both glucose and insulin levels into account. A ratio of glucose vs. insulin. Thyroid health: You typically see only TSH. Mine has much more... My antibodies to thyroid are very low. Reverse T3 is very low; not concerned about stress. Free thyroxin index is normal. Thyroid peroxidase is a target of antibodies. I have low T3, T4, both total and free. My natural weight is 190-195; my actual weight is 175. I rarely eat until I'm full. Metabolic hormones: IGF is a bit low; I'll take colostrum for this. Cortisol: It's at 24; I want it between 2-20. If it's elevated on one snapshot, consider testing again. Cortisol metabolites. Dutch test for hormones. (link needed) Liver and Kidneys: High levels of creatinine; if you exercise prior to a lab test, the creatinine will be elevated. Blood urea nitrogen elevated. Forms when proteins break down. Elevates when people are a) dehydrated or b) exercised the day prior to the test. My liver values are of concern. ALT when elevated mildly not of concern; mine have raised each of the last 3 tests. Foods that are good for the liver. “What supplements should I take for peak performance?” Milk thistle Holy basil Dandelion root Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I may fall into this category. Metabolism Reset Diet by Dr. Allen Christianson (link needed) Something I do to sleep on int'l flights: an edible of marijuana. Metabolized by the liver; could have contributed to my high levels. Electrolytes Looking at Co2 and chloride levels. My Co2 has dropped. Bone health: More Vitamin D is not better; Above 80 you have increased risk of mortality. If calcium is abnormal, can be caused by abnormal albumin. The blood: You have two components of your blood: cellular (red, white, platelets) and liquid (plasma). My mean platelet volume is okay. My white blood cell count looks great. Either too little or too much can lead to mortality. Red blood cells: Look great. I spend time in the sauna which is great for blood production. My iron levels are fine. An extra steak or two per week wouldn't kill me. Floradix (link) Vitamins and minerals: Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis. When folate is high, it could mean using a lousy multivitamin. Vitamin B12 is required for proper nerve function; mine is through the roof. Vitamin A is in perfect amount. Red blood cell magnesium the most precise way to measure magnesium in cells. Copper needed in trace amounts. Zinc important for nails, DNA synthesis, chronic disease management; too much causes bad breath, excessive sweating. Black ant extract is great for zinc. Resources from this episode: [pdf-embedder url="" title="Ben Greenfield Lab Results – WellnessFX"] -Longevity Blood Testing Panel For Men -Longevity Blood Testing Panel For Women -Click here for a 20 to 60-minute consulting session with Ben to review your own results -The Ultimate Guide To Self-Quantification – How To Test, Track & Interpret Blood, Saliva, Urine, Hair & Poop. -RebelDesk standing desk -Focal Upright Mogo Stool -Are You A Lean Mass Hyperresponder? -Thorne Multi -Almsbio Glutathione with Q10 -Kion Flex -Kion Colostrum -DUTCH Test for Hormones -JOOVV -Top testosterone hacks article -LiveO2 exercise advice -Iron Bisyglycinate -Floradix -Qualia Mind -Black Ant Extract -Swiss Healing Retreat - Detox with Ben Greenfield -Radical Metabolism by Anne Louise Gittleman -The Metabolism Reset Diet by Alan Christianson Episode sponsors: -Onnit Supplements are the foundation of total human optimization. I highly recommend their toothpaste! Use my link and get 10% off your order. -Kion Serum Give the middle finger to aging. Use Kion Serum anywhere you’d like more vibrant, youthful skin and hair.   -Aaptiv It’s like having a personal trainer in your pocket. Inspiring music, inspiring trainers guiding your through your workout. Use my link and get 30% off a new membership. -Jet Pack Reclaim your inner-warrior. Have more energy. Boost your libido. Jet Pack is like a cup of coffee for your crotch. Enter code “ben” and get yourself 15% off your order at checkout. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for me about these lab results? Leave your comments below and I'll reply ASAP!
Why A High-Fat, Ketogenic Diet Chock Full Of Saturated Fat, Coconut Oil & Butter Could Be Destroying Your Brain (& What To Do About It).
Episode of
Ben Greenfield Fitness
Several months ago, in this weekly roundup, I commented about the book "Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life", and said:  "I’ve just finished reading an advance copy of this book, written by my friend and former podcast guest, Max Lugavere. At first, I figured it would be another “eggs, walnut and fish make you smarter” type of book, but instead, this manuscript took a deep, deep dive into specific genes that affect intelligence and how to pair them with food, mouthwatering recipes for everything from liver to avocado-salmon bowls, and some very good, step-by-step tips for optimizing your personal environment to enhance your cognition. It is a must read, with many pages folded over in my own copy." Max, a former podcast guest in the episode "The Surprising Facts About What Bread Does To Your Brain (And What You Can Do About It)" also created the documentary "Bread Head". In the film, he explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health. Max is a also filmmaker, health and science journalist and author. He is the host of the podcast, The Genius Life. Lugavere has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, and appears regularly as a health and nutrition expert on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why a decrease in walking speed and pattern, and forgetfulness of kitchen recipes in Max's mother inspired his latest book... -Why Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease drugs are so damaging... -The little-known but serious risks of MDMA and ecstasy... -Max's interesting perspective on dopamine and abstinence from hedonism... -Why Ben eats all the bones and cartilage and skin when he has chicken... -Why a specific population of Nigerians carry the genetic risk for Alzheimers but don't get Alzheimers... -The profound effect of ketones, fish oil and extra virgin olive oil on the brain... -How you can naturally increase blood glucose and ketones simultaneously... -The potential damage of using to much fish oil while excessively limiting omega 6 fatty acids consumption... -The actual percentage of saturated fats that you should eat... -When high HDL could be a bad thing... -Many people track blood glucose - but Max is a bigger fan of tracking Homa IR, and why that is... -A blood test that can predict Alzheimer's... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life -23andMe genetic test -The Ketogenic Diet by Lyle McDonald -Mary Newport's books on coconut oil and the brain -Deep Nutrition by Cate Shanahan -Radical Metabolism by Anne Louise Gittleman -Are You A "Lean Mass Hyperresponder" Episode Sponsors: -Kion Clean Energy Bar Stable energy, real food, no sugar crashes! Just a tasty punch of mouth-watering, chocolatey-salty-coconut goodness. -Blue Apron A better way to cook. Get your first 3 meals free using my link! -Harry's Razors Get the Harry's trial set, a $13 value, for FREE when you use my link. -Trusii Use my link and get 30% off your order of the H2 tablets. And when you use code "ben" at checkout, you'll save an additional 10% off your entire order. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Max or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!
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Jun 27th, 1949
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4 hours, 12 minutes