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Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS - ’The Nutrition Myth Buster’

Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS - Best-selling author. Functional Nutritionist. Weight-loss and anti-aging expert.

Episode 120 - Jonny Bowden - Functional nutritionist and best-selling author on a mission to help people live their best lives.

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Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, also known as "The Nutrition Myth Buster" is a board-certified nutritionist with a master's degree in psychology and the best-selling author of fifteen books.

Jonny holds no punches and he pokes holes at the information and recommendations we’ve been given from the so called Health authorities. He has a PhD in holistic nutrition, and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist from the American College of Nutrition.

He’s the Author of about 15 books on Health, longevity and nutrition, including - “The 150th Healthiest Foods on Earth”, “The Great Cholesterol Myth”, “Living low Carb”, “The most effective ways to live longer”, and “Smart fat”, to name a few …

Jonny has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS and Dr. Oz’s XM Radio and television shows as an expert on nutrition and weight loss, and has written or contributed to articles for dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Us Weekly, “O” The Oprah Magazine, The Daily Beast, Vanity Fair Online, Time, Oxygen, Marie Claire, Diabetes Focus, GQ, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Self, Fitness, Family Circle, Allure, Men’s Heath, Prevention, Natural Health, and many other publications. Dr. Jonny is a consultant to the Natural Products Industry and serves on the scientific or medical advisory boards of several companies, including Barlean’s Organic Oils, Resverage and EuroPharma.

See the timestamps below for more detail about this discussion.


0:00 - sample of Jonny Bowden answering on Any Question app - audio clip

1:32 - Introduction to show.

3:22 - Interview starts.

7:40 - The Jonny Bowden story is fascinating. It's a journey from alcohol & drugs, to rock n roll, then turning his life around and becoming a nutrition expert.

18:56 - Jonny's top 5 nutrition myths that need to be addressed about saturated fat and cholesterol.

22:15 - The incidence of pre-diabetes is a real issue in western society and Jonny explains why and what it's all about.

24:12 - The medical fraternity are divided on the issue of nutrition. Add to this, Big Pharma has a huge influence on MD's and what information they are exposed to.

31:05 - As a young ER doctor, Peter Attia felt contempt for a patient with diabetes. She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him to wonder: is our understanding of diabetes right? Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around? A look at how assumptions may be leading us to wage the wrong medical war. This is the TED talk from Peter Attia that Jonny Bowden refers to.

32:03 - Tim Noakes, an MD and University of Cape Town (UCT) emeritus professor, won the second of two decisive victories against his regulatory body, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

The HPCSA's Appeal Committee dismissed its own lawyers' objections and upheld in full its first committee's comprehensive ruling for Noakes in April 2017. That ruling exonerated him completely on all 10 aspects of a charge of unprofessional conduct.

The appeal ended the HPCSA's unprecedented, multimillion trial of Noakes that it had dragged out for more than four years. Its ruling reverberates down medical, nutrition science and food- and drug-industry corridors of power globally to this day.

It effectively endorsed Noakes's right to freedom of speech as a scientist and the evidence for low-carbohydrate, high-healthy fat (LCHF) therapies. It vindicated his vigorous opposition to South Africa's industry-led, high-carb, low-fat Food-Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDGs). The FBDGs closely follow the influential US guidelines that launched in the late 1970s and are currently under revision.

36:08 - Jonny explains the benefits, the myths, and the ways you can optimize and feel the impact of intermittent fasting.

49:03 - Jonny explains the benefits of supplements, plus gives us his top 4 'must have' vitamins for any person.

1:01:27 - So when it comes to monitoring our bodies and testing ourselves, what does Jonny recommend are the best tests to give us an accurate view on our bodies.

1:04:41 - If the gut isn't healthy, nothing else is. Gut microbiota are the microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea, that live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates including humans, and of insects. Alternative terms include gut flora and gut microbiome. The gastrointestinal metagenome is the aggregate of all the genomes of gut microbiota. Jonny explains in simple terms how we can try and optimize our gut microbiome.

1:08:15 - Fixing the gut involves many different things and is a multi-factorial approach and most doctors don't address it. A short video from Jonny Bowden on his powerful functional health concepts including intermittent fasting.

01:11:04 - Interview ends.


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