Underground Wellness Radio



Underground Wellness Radio is where health, personal development, and entrepreneurship meet head-on to reveal the blueprint for coming alive. Host Sean Croxton delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a variety of special guests including Chris Kresser, Diane Sanfilippo, Marie Forleo, Mark Sisson, and more.


  • Reed Davis: The Final Episode

    12/11/2015 Duração: 01h17min

    On today’s final episode of Underground Wellness Radio, Reed and I get together one last time to show you how to become your own health detective … one who stops chasing symptoms and gets to the root cause. Topics include:   * How to navigate the "needs gap." What to do when your doc or practitioner are stuck in their ways and unconcerned with finding what's really causing your health challenges.   * Why diet and exercise aren't always enough .. and how to assess the 4 Pillars of Health on which your health stands upon.   * What may be happening to your hormones if and when you're feeling a little less "frisky"...   Want the Written Version? Join The Transcribe Tribe for FREE transcripts!  

  • Chef Lance Roll: The Art of Bone Broth

    05/11/2015 Duração: 57min

    It's another UW Radio flashback to October 17, 2012!   Chef Lance Roll —  The Flavor Chef — discusses the many benefits of bone broth, including healing the digestive tract, detoxifying organs, and joint support. He also gives  his best tips for how YOU can make it at home.    Want the Written Version? Join The Transcribe Tribe for FREE transcripts at www.undergroundwellnessradio.com.      Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness. 

  • Meghan Telpner: How I Beat Crohn’s Disease.

    03/11/2015 Duração: 59min

    Meghan Telper — author of The UnDiet Cookbook and founder of The Academy of Culinary Nutrition— shares her remarkable story of overcoming an “incurable” Crohn’s diagnosis … and why she says Crohn’s may have been the very BEST thing to ever happen to her.   Here’s what you’ll learn:   * Why Meghan could not and would not accept it when her docs diagnosed her with multiple conditions she never really had … and what she did instead.   * The horrific advice Meghan got from her doctor and the HUGE problem with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation that has her fired up.   * The one thing Meghan believes is the biggest factor for anyone trying to heal from ANY disease and build health in the body.    * How to deal when an illness affects your relationships, and why support is so important for healing and taking health into our own hands.   Want the Written Version? Join The Transcribe Tribe for FREE transcripts at www.undergroundwellnessradio.com.     Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness. 

  • Dr. Elizabeth Lipski: Digestive Wellness

    29/10/2015 Duração: 01h20min

    It's a UW Radio flashback to April 10, 2010!     Dr. Elizabeth Lipski, author of Digestive Wellness stops by Underground Wellness Radio to discuss the many things that can go wrong with our digestive systems.   Here's what we talked about:    10:05 What Dr. Lipski does all day and how she got so interested in digestion even though she didn’t mean to!     13:52 The role of the standard American diet in our digestive troubles and the one concept that’s really missing from the food pyramid.      18:58 What to look for—and what to do—when your kids tell you their tummy hurts.      21:15 Are germs good for us? All about the Hygiene Hypothesis and how our obsession with going germ-free could be affecting our health.      24:51 Why you should drop that yellow M&M and definitely not give any to your kids.      27:21 The very best way to clear out your colon. Plus, who does and does not need colonics.      32:15 How to wean off herbal laxatives and the questions to ask yourself to get to the bottom of why you need

  • Steve Silberman: NeuroTribes, The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

    22/10/2015 Duração: 01h41min

    This week, Sean welcomes journalist Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Diversity, to set the record straight about the recent “explosion” of autism diagnoses.     Topics include:   - How Adolf Hitler sent our understanding of autism back 40-50 years.   - The man who shamed thousands of parents by blaming autism on “refrigerator mothers”.   - BOMBSHELL: A single-word typo in a diagnostic manual that forever changed the face of autism.   - Why vaccines are NOT responsible for the modern rise in autism diagnoses.  - How the anti-vaccine movement may be hampering the efforts for improved services and education for autistic children and adults.   PLUS, a huge announcement about The Digestion Sessions!

  • Josh Trent: There is No Plan B

    01/10/2015 Duração: 01h15min

    Josh Trent — digital health coach, founder of WellnessForce.com and host of Wellness Force Radio — stops by to share his story. He talks about his personal wellness journey, the many ups and downs that finally led him go all in on pursuing his passions, and what it really takes to break free of limiting beliefs that hold us back from being our best self. 

  • Cynthia Pasquella: Tragedy, Turmoil and Transformation

    18/09/2015 Duração: 01h29min

    Cynthia Pasquella - clinical nutritionist, author and founder of The Institute of Transformational Nutrition - returns to the podcast and candidly opens up about her past. She shares the story of her own personal traumas, how she has used them to transform her own life, and how she helps others do the same.  Here's what we talked about:    3:28 Where Cynthia’s long journey to success started, and the reason why she decided to tell her story. 7:09 No running water? The details of Cynthia’s childhood living conditions and the many tragic events that left her parents struggling. 12:53 How Cynthia learned to be a good mom despite growing up without a positive mother figure. 20:41 The reason Cynthia never invited friends over, and why they probably wouldn’t have even been allowed to visit if she had! 27:28 Raising parents and being a referee: Cynthia takes on much of the responsibility for her family and herself. 31:09 The opportunity that got Cynthia out of the south and to LA, and how it she found hersel

  • Kevin Gianni: Kale and Coffee

    10/09/2015 Duração: 54min

    Kevin Gianni -- author of Kale and Coffee: A Renegade's Guide to Health, Happiness, and Longevity -- returns to the podcast to discuss his journey from a food-obsessed, raw vegan YouTube celebrity to a healthier, happier version of himself.  Here's what we talked about:  5:03 How Kevin’s time as a vegan, raw foodie YouTube celeb led him to an unhealthy obsession with food.  12:14 The reason why good intentions don’t always equal good health and how anything taken to the extreme will eventually make us sick.  15:14 The one thing Kevin’s doctor told him he needed to do to save his health – and why Kevin didn’t do it right away. 18:13 Is it helping or hurting? Kevin transitions to eating meat and deals with the thin line between helping people and hurting people in the health space.  22:51 Kevin runs into another health challenge (by eating only organic foods!) and the most important thing he learned from not being able to button his pants.  27:45 Kale, coffee and kids: Finding a more reasonable, realist

  • David Zappasodi: Immovable Heart, Unstoppable Mind

    04/09/2015 Duração: 01h10min

    David Zappasodi, author of Immovable Heart Unstoppable Mind, discusses the 6 essential practices for living a healthy and fulfilling life.   Here's what we talked about:   3:00 – How David’s desire to get client results in the fitness industry led him down a path to meditation and mindfulness.    8:52 – The power of personal responsibility and paying careful attention to your own body, triggers and intuition.    13:59 – The two parts of every goal and which one you must focus on if you want long-term success.    18:19 – The importance of the process and how to make sure you don’t get stuck when working towards a goal.    23:02 – Are your goals generous enough? How generosity can help you get results in all areas of your life.    27:14 – How focusing on the future might be hindering your progress, and how to build a better relationship with the present.    32:04 – Thoughts vs. feelings: how to break out of the vicious cycle of aggression and avoidance to experience lasting fulfillment.   51:18 – The certainty

  • Chef Pete Evans: Critics, Controversy, and Paleo Cooking

    02/09/2015 Duração: 51min

    Chef Pete Evans — author and co-star of My Kitchen Rules — discusses how and why he’s changing the food climate in Australia.   Here's what we talked about:    2:25 – How Pete went from being a cook at McDonalds to an influential high-profile celebrity chef.    4:51 – Why don’t people cook anymore? Why being a good cook probably isn’t as difficult as many people may think.    8:10 – The best ways to overcome your fears and controversy and why it’s so important to do so.    14:12 – The common sense approach Pete has used to find the best diet, how he was finally “outed” as paleo and why he doesn’t regret causing a stir in the media.    23:53 – How Chef Pete stays positive among all the negativity and how you can, too.    28:57 – Paleo politics: What “paleo” means to Pete and why what we call a diet doesn’t really matter.    38:50 – Why paleo doesn’t have to be perfect and the mindset to help you stress less about food and diet.    41:20 – Pete’s perpective on “paleo-fying” and the role dietary guidelines play

  • Dr. Tom O'Bryan Responds to The Gluten Lie

    28/08/2015 Duração: 01h06min

    Gluten expert Dr. Tom O’Bryan returns to the podcast to respond to recent skepticism regarding gluten sensitivity and gluten-free diets.   This one is by popular demand. A few weeks ago, my podcast interview with Alan Levinovitz, author of The Gluten Lie, caused quite a stir.   Due to a few controversial statements made during Alan’s show, my inbox nearly blew up with requests for a rebuttal episode with Dr. Tom O’Bryan, host of The Gluten Summit.    Dr. Tom was more than happy to give his take on The Gluten Lie. In fact, he was FIRED UP!   Here's what we talked about:    4:13 – Do YOU need to avoid gluten? Dr. O’Bryan tells us exactly who should avoid gluten and why.    9:21 – The one test that you should take to test for gluten sensitivity, and why the other tests might not give you the results you need.    16:15 – Are ancient grains really better for you? An interesting study tells us what all gluten is doing to all humans.    17:59 – Is gluten-free just a fad? The reasons why Dr. O’Bryan thinks gluten-fre

  • Dr. Jill Carnahan: Mold, Mycotoxins, and Sick Building Syndrome

    25/08/2015 Duração: 01h03min

    Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Jill Carnahan reveals how molds and their mycotoxins can trigger common conditions including asthma, allergies, fatigue, neurological conditions, and sick building syndrome.    Here's what we talked about:    4:06 – Dr. Carnahan’s remarkable story of overcoming serious illness and how it has influenced her outlook on her life and her work.    16:28 – The importance of mindset, curiosity and taking responsibility when it comes to your own health.    17:41 – Why molds and mycotoxins aren’t being learned in med school and why doctors can be so far behind the times.    18:32 – How Dr. Carnahan’s most recent run in with health issues left her literally breathless and what she had to do to figure out what was really going on.    21:56 – The key to recovering from mold exposure and why some people might be suffering more than others.    24:56 – How water damage can make a building “sick” and the sneaky way molds can make you sick, too. Plus, exactly what NOT to do to get rid of m

  • Jim Rendon: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth

    18/08/2015 Duração: 01h03min

    Jim Rendon — author of Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth — discusses exciting, new research on how traumatic experiences can be opportunities for personal transformation.    Here's what we talked about:    2:15 – The amazing story of Jim’s father and how it got him interested in what happens to us after we survive trauma.    11:37 – The surprising responses from prisoners of war and combat veterans that started the study of post-traumatic growth, and why it hadn’t really been studied before.    15:46 – The 5 distinct areas of post-traumatic growth, why they’re so hard to measure and the ways we try to measure them anyway.    20:29 – PTSD: what goes on in the brain and the body after trauma, and how we can manage it to help post-traumatic growth.    25:47 – What is trauma? The complicated nature of trauma and why we never think it’s going to happen to us.    29:31 – Deliberate rumination: how to turn a traumatic ordeal into an opportunity for transformation.    36:13 – The importance of social s

  • Dr. Joel Kahn: How To Heart Attack Proof Your Body

    12/08/2015 Duração: 55min

    Heart attack prevention specialist Joel Kahn, M.D. — author of Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses — reveals the truth about standard heart-specific lab tests and bloodwork.   Here's what we talked about:    2:21 – Why heart disease is know as “the silent killer”, and just how many Americans are affected by it (many unknowingly).    6:32 – Coronary heart disease defined. How the heart takes care itself first and why that means you should take care of it, too.    10:44 – Surprising signs and symptoms of heart disease. Check those earlobes!   14:02 – Testing vs. common sense: why you might be getting a inaccurate clean bill of health with commonly ordered lab tests – and what you should be looking for instead.    18:14 – The calcium connection: when scoring a zero on a test is a GOOD thing!   23:32 – Why the best heart care tests are NOT covered by insurance?   25:44 – How old are your arteries? THIS test will tell you.   31:22 – The best way to eat for heart health.    39:21 – Why the American Heart Association isn’t

  • Alan Levinovitz: The Gluten Lie

    04/08/2015 Duração: 01h03min

    Alan Levinovitz stops by the podcast to discuss his controversial book The Gluten Lie and Other Myths About What You Eat.    Here's what we talked about:    3:25 – Why a philosopher and religion professor wrote a nutrition book and how food and religion have more in common than you might think!   8:15 – Are modern times really so bad? The myth of paradise past and how food technologies might be helping us more than they hurt.    11:15 – What paleo is, what it isn’t, and why “eat in moderation” doesn’t work.    12:50 – Where is the science? Why it’s so hard to get clear evidence on food and nutrition and whether or not we’ll ever have any answers.    19:25 – Science vs. sensationalism: mis-reporting in the media and what the scientists really have to say about their nutrition studies.    24:48 – Is it really just the gluten? The real reasons people might feel better off gluten and how to figure out if it will make you feel better, too.    28:44 – All about the nocebo effect and how your mind might be a bigger

  • Kelly Brogan, MD: The Serotonin Myth?

    25/06/2015 Duração: 53min

    Licensed psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan states a compelling case for why Depression is NOT a Serotonin Deficiency. Discover what she calls the “flawed logic” in our current understanding of how antidepressants work. And, learn what the science really says about these drugs.   Here's what we talked about:    3:03 – How the monoamine hypothesis of depression got started and why its logic is flawed.    7:23 – What is a normal brain anyway? How serotonin levels may or may not be a factor in depression.    10:39 – Antidepressant adaptation: what happens to your brain and your body when you take (or stop taking!) an antidepressant.    15:29 – What the studies REALLY say about antidepressant medications and the profound power of placebo.    22:45 – Does time heal all? How treatment could be turning some problems into big ones, when “doing nothing” might be the best treatment of all, and why Dr. Brogan does not prescribe medications to her patients.    30:32 – How one major study showed antidepressant medications migh

  • Dr. Datis Kharrazian - How To Figure Out What's Causing Your Depression

    06/06/2015 Duração: 01h13min

    Dr. Datis Kharrazian — author of Why Isn’t My Brain Working? — reveals his clinical perspective on what exactly is causing depression and what to do about it.    Here's what we talked about:    * Why there’s more to correcting mood disorders than just boosting neurotransmitter levels with amino acid supplements. A lot more!    * Why traumatic brain injuries often show up as depression … years down the road.   * How chronic gut inflammation can cause brain inflammation, leading to depression.   * What the “other symptoms” presenting with depression (anxiety, insomnia, blood sugar problems, and brain fog) can reveal about its cause.    Want the Written Version? Join The Transcribe Tribe for FREE transcripts at www.undergroundwellnessradio.com.    Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness. 

  • The Depression Sessions Preview Show

    02/06/2015 Duração: 59min

    The Depression Sessions are just around the corner. Today, I share 14 of my favorite clips from our hand-picked panel of presenters.   Here's what we talked about:    1:10 – All about The Depression Sessions and why you should sign up NOW!    2:48 – Are you a “flatliner?” Dr. Datis Kharrazian talks about an often overlooked cause of depression.    7:08 – Why is your serotonin low in the first place? Tom Malterre tells us what might be going on in our bodies.    12:43 – Is it in the genes? Dr. Ben Lynch explains why some people might be burning through serotonin like crazy … and why you might want to put down the 5-HTP.    16:44 – Can you rewire your brain? How to overcome depression with Neurofeedback from Nora Gedgaudas.    20:05 – What we can learn from studying floating mice and valium-like bacteria! Dr. Jill Carnahan gives us the details on stress and our gut.    23:17 – Can depression just go away on it’s own? Dr. Dan Kalish tells us why some people are better off NOT taking a drug.    26:08 – What the r

  • Sayer Ji: Chlorophyll, Sunlight and Solar-Powered People

    26/05/2015 Duração: 46min

    Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo, reveals a new paradigm in human energy production. Can humans derive energy from sunlight?    Here's what we talked about:    4:03 – The process of finding credible info and how to become a better researcher.    9:15 – Biology 101! How we might be more like plants than we originally thought.    13:30 – Evolution and energy: why it’s only common sense that we can use sunlight for energy and why it might even be better for our bodies to do so.    16:09 – Exactly what and why you need to know about CoQ10 to give you more energy (with less oxidative stress!)   20:18 – Hairless humans: The evolutionary side of losing our hair to capture more light and energy from the sun.   26:16 – The many sides of melanin and skin pigment.   29:50 – Can we live without food? Pseudo-science versus significant studies.    31:43 – Sunbathing, burning, cancer and chlorophyll, internal sunscreen. Sunlight is toxic if there isn’t enough chlorophyll, how we can use the sun to protect ourselves   34:16

  • Rich Roll: Addiction, Heart Disease and The Vegan Diet

    19/05/2015 Duração: 01h06min

    Rich Roll, co-author of The Plantpower Way and host of The Rich Roll Podcast, stops by to share his incredible story of overcoming alcoholism and food addiction, and how he transformed himself into one of the fittest people on the planet.   Here's what we talked about:    3:08 – How Rich went from being awkward, insecure little guy picked last for kickball to an alcoholic attorney headed towards death or jail.    13:55 – Rich spends his 30s sober, medicating with work, food and the Window Diet until he finally gets a reality check to make a change.    18:59 – The first thing Rich did to turn things around and how he “accidentally” got to a plant based diet.    22:49 – Debunking the debunking of The China Study: it’s influence on Rich’s new lifestyle and what he thinks we can take away from the book.    28:44 – Can an old school food cause brand new disease? Why these issues are much more complicated than we’d like to believe and how we can start to simplify it so people aren’t so confused about what to eat. 

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