Hola amigos! Tonight I will appearing on Underground Wellness on Blogtalk radio. This is quite the happenin’ show, with a large audience who the host, Sean Croxton takes callers from n’ everything.
The show goes from 5pm Pacific time to roughly 6:30. It sounds like we’ll probably cover some of the central 180 topics and have a fun conversation. I’m appearing on the show thanks to several 180 fans hounding Sean about getting me on the show – so thanks. I owe ya.
Anyway, I invite you to call in and add to the conversation. I’d love to speak with some of the faithful live on the phone as well, so don’t hesitate. I’d be honored to be called a douche, ripped a new one, or hear about some of the benefits you’ve derived from your 180 adventures. It’s all fair game.
The show is hosted at the following url: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/undergroundwellness/2010/07/29/180-degree-health
Mr. Croxton and I actually share quite a bit in common. When I saw my first UG Wellness video on youtube about a year ago I couldn’t believe my ears. He was actually using the same line of argument in defense of dietary fat that I had used in an article called “Fatzilla.” Anyway, this was my introduction to Sean – a likeable guy that is destined for great success as a health advisor and “edutainer”…
Enjoy the show!
I'm so looking forward to this call. 2 Of my favourite internet heroes in one show. It's going to be a great call without a doubt. To bad I can't join you live on the call cause it'll be passed midnight overhere. Sean's teachings are heavily influenced by Paul Chek. I've done several of his courses as well. The dude changed my life big time. I was just wondering if you are familiar with Paul's work?
Here are some other cool people sharing their "chek"-lifestyle:
Two of the biggest on the internet, bound to be a great show!
Looks like the RSS feed for 180 comments is broken, but not for the posts feed, You know if anything is up with blogspot Matt?
Fantastic Rant! I totally agree!!
I like his overall view of being contrarian to the mainstream and sticking it to the Man, but his specific arguments weren't very convincing.
Nature or God did not design eggs or cows milk to be food for humans, so there is no reason to believe that eating all of there fat is healthy for humans either. Maybe reducing their fat makes them a better fit for human consumption, or maybe not.
I'll try to tune in for sure. I agree with Sean Croxton in his Vlog (and he looks really healthy too btw just as Matt) that: Living = vitality.
This sums up why I don't like supplements, not to mention pharmaceutical drugs…
It's really terrible how sick so many of us are today. Even really young people are suffering with chronic disease. There's a lot of suffering out there going on. We all kind of just accept it and pop medicines to keep symptoms under some sort of control. It's a dreadful situation we're all in. The worst of it is how difficult it seems to be for many (including myself) to heal the damage that has been done by the refined foods. Once we decide we want to go back to nature, our metabolism and especially digestion is often too bad for any kind of smooth transfer. (ie multiple food allergies etc.)
We've got to do whatever we can to get back to nature. It's us the people vs the money/corporations…..I'm so happy that we've got intelligent and healthy people like Sean Croxton and Matt Stone on our side! Hopefully you'll have the energy to find the answers for us all…..
Thank you both! In advance. :)
Oooh, definitely looking forward to hearing this. Sean's interviews are always entertaining, so hearing the banter you two generate will be fun.
You HAVE to make sure to mention me during that show, because…you know…I'm like…SUPER-important! And I'm your 12th biggest fan!
Will this be available to listen to, after the fact? I have no idea how blog talk radio works. I'm busy when this is happening! *sob*
He used Juggaurnaut in a sentence. I heart him already.
yeah you can download here:
He definitely should mention you!
I agree, you should give madmuhh a shout out!
You should call into the show man.
OK, my starch lovin f(r)iends: I'm thinking about going back to the Bento lifestyle and for this I need a rice cooker. I'm about to take the plunge and buy one, any advice?
I have an Aroma. I suggest getting a decent capacity one that also has the a delayed start and warming feature. That way you can have warm rice anytime you want. You can also set it to make rice/oatmeal/cornmeal in the morning if you wish.
I use my rice cookers everyday and it makes my life so much easier. I set it the night before and it is ready when I wake up, and it will stay good and warm for 48 hours.
I think the Sanyo ECJ-F50S is the best one for the money. I have just upgraded to a Cuckoo and it is really great. Just make sure you get either a Korean or Japanese cooker.
I'm a newbie and have a question for Matt. My husband and I just bought ?The 180 Collection? and I am wondering if butternut squash and acorn squash can be counted as an item from the ?healthy starch? section of choices for HED or if they are just counted as a non-starchy veggie. Also, can you explain it if the answer is no? I'm trying to make sense of all the great new info.
Thanks so much?
Great show Matt! It's awesome to see my two favorite health and nutrition nerds collaborate! I really hope that show reached lots of people that are in need of your message.
Good show- thanks for answering my question. This public speaking thing makes me nervous, and it probably came through. Still, glad for the chance. Thanks again.
Wow. Awesome sweet potato topping = cinnamon & curry powder with a little bit of butter. I seriously could eat this forever and ever. Amen.
I had my tonsils "RIPPED" out too! When I was nine. It did remarkably cut down on the number of colds that I caught every year. As far as I know, that practice has really toned down and most kids now do not have their tonsils removed. Maybe doctors are finally realizing that body parts should not be so quickly removed.
I do still have my appendix.
Ever wonder what life would be like if all of us males still had those things plus our foreskins?
Atkins comment about the thyroid problems not being glandular also reflects Schawrzbein's insights that hormonal problems are rarely glandular. According to her, most people with problems have functioning glands in conjunction with some other physiological problem that inhibits proper hormone function.
It's not the gland, it's the overall physiological environment that it has to work in!
I still got my appendix (and tonsils), too. My brother unfortunately hasn't. Because I bit him in the belly when I was a small kid!
Sorry, but that's just too weird not to share.
Wouldn't have worked out. You know living in Germany and all that timezone stuff is too much if an logistic issue.
Glad to hear that you are still in one piece!
Body modification is a curios topic. Both sexes have been subjecged to it. Circumsition, ear piercing, neck stretching, foot binding, tattoos, facelifts, breast implants, calf implants, tanning booths, waxing, etc…
Maybe the terminator movies are more accurate than we think! Human cybernetic organisms are the future.
Matt, have a question for you regarding meal timing. There's this widespread idea that it's bad to eat before bedtime. Either it's about digestion slowing down during sleep and thus not allowing optimal assimilation of ingested foods, a postprandial blood sugar dip in the middle of the night possibly disrupting sleep, or about growth hormone secretion (which normally has a peak just after onset of sleep) being inhibited by insulin and thus preventing optimal action of this restorative hormone.
Then on the other hand, you can find an equal number of sources arguing that all of these are myths and that whether you eat before bedtime or not makes no difference for long term health. Personally, I think it makes sense to eat before you sleep, due to the tight bond between digestion and rest (eating upregulates parasympathetic activity, which promotes both digestion and rest, sleep being the ultimate form of rest). What are your thoughts about this?
I can't beleive I have never heard of this guy. I have been thinking the same things in my head for a long time. He put into words what I think…wow. I will not miss this! Good luck and have fun Matt.
I figured I would lob you a softball there Matt and oh boy did you hit a grand slam. I could have listened to that for hours, good stuff.
I was so nervous leading up to the call. When he announced my area code I thought my heart was gonna stop. My hands were sweating like crazy. I just wanna thank everyone for your love and support. Did I do ok? Tell the truth.
I applaud Rib and Lisa E. and whomever else called as well.
@Annabelle This will be available as a podcast on iTunes pretty soon. Just do a search for Underground Wellness.
Rob, I meant!
I sure hope you address Collden's question about bedtime eating. I wonder about that intensely. I've been puzzled by the conflicting views and would like to have some sense of resolve on the issue. In addition to Collden's references to health effects I'm also interested in the ramifications for weight gain relative to bedtime eating.
Also, are there any studies you're aware of that are helpful in deciding this issue?
Oh I'm so glad it went well and looking forward to hearing it on itunes (thanks, Johnny!). I knew it would go well. Defeat doesn't exist in this dojo, does it?
Sweep the leg!
Oh man, I should have read all these comments before I went on the show. Unfortunately I was in traffic until 15 minutes before it began. Then I woulda dropped a "Mad" shout out for sure.
You were legendary. I was a little disappointed that I didn't throw out a sweep the leg at the end or some other quality acknowledgment of your amazing ability to stick to your pseudo-character… even saying you were from "Receda, CA." I couldn't sleep last night I was giggling to myself so hard.
I really enjoyed speaking with all of you that called in. Thanks to Rob too for his noble attempt to bust my balls a little. I knew what you were gonna ask before you asked it!
Yes, anyone can access the show just by going to the url and pushing play.
And eating before sleeping:
As long as you eat during the day and don't wait to eat 2/3 of your calories 30 minutes before hitting the sack I wouldn't worry about it or overthing it too much.
I personally just try to eat the amount and at the time that I know will give me the best night's sleep. If I eat heavy, late, I don't sleep well. If I eat light, early, I don't sleep well. But eating a full-sized meal with plenty of starch 2-3 hours before I go to sleep knocks me out pretty well.
But stuffing yourself right before going to sleep is probably ill-advised – but probably a lot better than skipping dinner.
Hi Riles, what kind of Aroma do you have? I was looking at those because they are a fourth of the equivalent Sanyo/Zojirushi models.
Oh yeah and squashes – those are good carbohydrate foods, but not very calorie dense compared to other standard starchy foods.
Ha, I just reread my earlier comment and it looks like I'm asking Riles what he smells like.
Sweep the leg!
Riles's Aroma is kind of a blend of gym sweat, Old Spice, and Irish Spring soap with a hint of potatoes.
Well as long as it's not Axe body wash, that's OK. That shit is nasty.
Just finished listening to the show – you came across really well. I enjoyed & appreciated it.
I am trying to get my head around the whole starch overfeeding thing. From all the articles I have read it is clear that overfeeding on starch when glycogen stores are not full won't cause DNL.
Would it be correct to say that when we overfeed starch with full glycogen stores the capacity for glycogen storage is forced to increase (i.e. sarcoplasmic hypertrophy) – analogous to the way fat cells reaching full storage capacity split to increase the capacity for fat storage (mitosis).
Haha Matt, somehow you captured my fragrance perfectly. Wonder if Calvin Klein could bottle it.
I have the Aroma 16 cup Digital Cool Touch. I think I got it at Walmart. It is nice because you can also steam vegetables/meat if you want. The only thing is you may have to play around with the ratio of rice to water so it comes out the consistency you like. The main selling feature for me was the price and warming feature as well as the delayed start say I can set it before going to bed and have warm starch ready for me when I wake up.
Matt that was a great interview. I glade to see you are getting well deserved exposure man.
You guys have me thinking about buying a rice cooker/steamer.
Organism the solution to pollution is delusion. Start pounding the water.
Anyone else have the Captain Planet theme song in their head.
Captain Planet he's our hero…
To be honest, I have to say that I am a bit confused. Actually I was asking to be mentioned just for fun and to be silly.
But then you people actually supported my weird request, which confused me quite a bit. So I thought about that and got the idea that maybe it was because I redesigned the blog a bit, but immediately rejected that silly notion, because that really doesn't make much sense. No, actually I am beginning to get the feeling that you guys have actually come to reckognize my downright awesomeness and want the whole world to know about it. That's the only explanation that makes sense to me. Yup.
I loved the interview. Somehow just listening to you talk about all this gives me so much peace. It always seems to come full circle in my mind. I am almost all the way onboard. I have lots of LC pressure in my life from my beloved family members. Remeber I am 30+lbs over weight on a mixed whole food diet. I am sure you can hear their advice. You can imagine the conflict I am having with, I don't think I can even say it….STARCH! Anyway, I am excited about doing something to change my weight I just want to do something that is healthy and lasting.
About cooking rice: Can I just cook it overnight in my slow cooker or am I going to have to buy a steamer? My plan was to cook brown rice on low or even warm for about 10 hours. Same with corn grits (aka polenta) and steel cut oats. Will this not work?
Also, I wanted to know if anyone has studied up on green tea and its benefits for weight loss/health? Just curious as it is my new favorite drink.
Yeah, I had to check imdb real quick while I was on hold to make sure I knew where I was from.
My low carb buddy was the "other caller from the 256" that asked the metabolic typing question. Those were his two chihuahua's going ape sh**. I was cryin from laughing so hard.
Okay, just finished listening–great interview. Great questions from callers and great answers. Fun to hear so many callers from my neck of the woods (256)!
@madMUHHH: The thing is, we all realize that the time will come when you will upstage Matt and officially move this cult to Ireland so you can be the one true potato king. We're just trying to get on the right side of this upheaval before it begins. ;)
I think a better question than "why would matt mention madmuhh?" is "why WOULDN'T he?"
hope this clears up your confusion.
Thanks for the interview Matt and Sean! It was really great to listen in.
I totally agree with Dawn, it's very comforting to hear rational people talk this stuff over. It's great to get a run through of all the stuff I've been reading about in the eBooks. I tend to have "brain-fog" now, so I forget very quickly, but hearing it again reminded me of the key points and helped me get more focused in my thoughts.
Thanks Riles and JT for your help with the cooker question. I'm a kitchen gadget nerd, but I have to start paying pre-school tuition next month so, cost may be the over-riding factor on this one.
Rice cookers sound like a good idea. Any thoughts on what the bowl is made of, see lots of them are non-stick chem coated… which doesn't seem to good, but I guess glass would not work due to the heating and timing on the device.
Are there stainless versions out there?
My understanding is that tea could be overall healthy but it's generally so loaded with fluoride it loses all positive benefits. You can get brands with little or no fluoride.
Don't know much about it all, but you can read more here:
Also, Dr. Mercola has some helpful info:
I've seen some that have a titanium bowl. The old ones used to be invariably aluminum. Most are teflon coated now.
You said: "I was so nervous leading up to the call. When he announced my area code I thought my heart was gonna stop. My hands were sweating like crazy. I just wanna thank everyone for your love and support. Did I do ok? Tell the truth. "
I feel you amigo- big ups to you and everyone else calling too.
I like public speaking, it just wracks my nerves a bit. But I'm committed to getting there. I like talking and can do it well. I just have to become more comfortable in new settings, and get more 'new settings' under my belt too so I have a frame of reference.
And Matt- course you knew man. And I'm gonna keep hounding you about it. Only cuz I like you so much, though.
I'm doing my best to reclaim paleo from the low carb crowd and keep it legit, yo. Word up
Also- re: rice cookers-
They ahve clay ones like this around: http://tinyurl.com/clayricecooker
Pricier yeah, but allegedly more flavorful too.
I know you have said you like to eat corn tortillas. What brand are you eating? I havent found any yet that I am willing to eat because the ingredient lists are yucky.
Also, am still looking for suggestions about slow cooking my rice, corn meal, and oats.
@Aaron: I looked at Mercola and some other sites about the flouride in the tea but am not coming up with anything aweful. It seems to depend on quality. I am drinking a pretty good quality organic tea so I think I should be fine. I really appreciate the heads up. Its great to have somewhere to ask questions and get answers from such a diverse group of knowledgable people.
Ya'all are awesome!;D
Rob A, nice find on the claypot rice makers. I'm down with that.
@ undertow- Thanks man. Glad to pass it on.
Anyone tried one of these? WHat's the verdict?
Elizabeth Walling said:" Fun to hear so many callers from my neck of the woods (256)!"
Fo shizzle! Where you stay?
I think you are onto something here. The peanut gallery is starting to suspect that you will soon take over old man Matt "Obiwan" Stone as the future of 180.
I eat local freshly-made corn tortillas. The best would be to make your own, which is really easy if you have a cheap tortilla press and wicked yummy.
@Johnny: High on a mountain top. Where the government can't find me. :p
!! AWESOME !!
– Martin –
I ordered the vita clay rice cooker. We'll see. Yeah, I'm susceptible to gimmicks. (If mango salsa is offered on a menu, I pretty much have to order it.)
As much as I adore the look of the fancy Japanese cookers, I've eschewed teflon in all other areas of my kitchen. Why start now?