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In This Episode, My Good friend Josh Axe Provides Some Great Insight Into the Recent Fish Oil Scandal…..
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Yuri: Hey, guys. Welcome to another episode of the Super Nutrition Academy Health Class. In the next couple minutes, we’re going to introduce our guest today, my good friend Dr. Josh Axe.
As you’re going to find out in this interview, we discuss some really, really cool things really spanning the spectrum talking about the recent study that came out on fish oil and prostate cancer; we’ll be talking about detoxification strategies; we’ll be talking about burst/interval training, as well, for fat loss and detoxification purposes. A lot of great information coming up, so be sure to listen all the way to the end, as you’re not going to want to miss this one. And without any further ado, let’s get into it.
I’m really stoked because today, I’ve got my good friend, Dr. Josh Axe, with me. Before we go any further, you can check out his stuff over at DrAxe.com, which is a pretty cool Web site URL, if you ask me. Before I bring him in, let me just quickly introduce Dr. Axe to you.
He is a chiropractic physician. He is the author of The Real-Food Diet cookbook, which was released back in 2010, which contains 140 awesome, healthy meals that actually taste really good. He also runs a weekly radio show, which I’ve been a guest on. He’s done some great interviews and really just shares a ton of valuable information. He was a member of the Wellness Advisory Council for the U.S.A. wrestling and weight lifting teams.
If you go to his site, you can see he’s got pictures with Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, so he’s been a go-to advisor for a lot of proathletes, as well as everyday people. With that said, I want to invite Dr. Axe to the call. Welcome, buddy.
Josh: Awesome. Hey, thanks, Yuri. Great to be here.
Yuri: Absolutely. It’s great to have you. I look forward to diving in to some of the topics we’re going to discuss, because one of the things you wanted to talk about today was the recent fish-oil study that’s come out and talking about fish oil in general.
I think this is very timely, so why don’t we start off by asking you this: How are fish oil and supplements today, how can they be toxic and how can the everyday person find real supplements that are actually based on quality ingredients?
Josh: Sure, well, fantastic question. I know that I saw this recent article on fish oil, and it really fired me up because there are a lot of companies out there trying to put out content that is going to kind of discredit what’s going on in the nutrition community, and we know that changing your diet and taking supplements and really improving your lifestyle has a massive impact on your overall health.
There was a study released, actually, out of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and they did this study on well over 2000 men. One of the shocking things they found in the study was: Men who consumed the largest amounts of fish oil have a 71 percent higher risk of getting a high-grade prostate cancer.
I was actually on the phone with a man who worked for a supplement manufacturer, and he actually said, “Hey, Dr. Axe, did you just see the recent newsflash on fish oil?” and this was the Thursday or Friday it came out. I said no, I hadn’t seen it yet.
The news must’ve just came out; I read it online. This guy was scared to death. He said, “I’m not going to take fish oil anymore. I immediately stopped taking it, and I don’t know if I’m going to take it again.” It really put a fear in a lot of people.
One of the things that people have to realize is: Not all fish oil is created equally. That’s one of the big things. Again, we know that it’s not all the same. I’m always teaching, Yuri, as you are, it’s not always about quantity. Most people today, when it comes to dietary principles, it’s about counting calories; it’s looking at these numbers versus looking at the actual quality of the foods you’re eating, and it’s the exact same thing with fish oil.
This is also why, Yuri, I’m a big fan of food-based supplements. When I say that, it’s looking at whole-food nutrition. A lot of times in the medical community today, we take an isolated compound out of a food, and then we use that in the treatment a health condition.
For instance, if you look at something blueberries, we may take one component out of blueberries like anthocyanins or flavonoids or some type of antioxidant and use that to treat health conditions. I’m typically a bigger fan of taking blueberry, turning that itself into an extract or concentrated dose and using that for supplementation. The idea that when you have all of these compounds working together, the whole is more synergistic than kind of the individual parts of it.
Again, jumping here to just talk about this fish oil here quick, here’s the thing you’ve got to realize about fish oil: Fish oil can be very healthy. In fact, there are thousands of studies proving that fish oil and omega-3 fats fight heart disease, help reduce joint pain, may fight breast cancer, and even reduce Alzheimer’s and dementia symptoms, so we know it’s very effective.
But what they found in this study was that it was the people taking mega doses. That’s taking two to three times the amount of fish oil that someone shouldn’t really be taking. That is what was probably causing men to have prostate cancer.
This is really getting down into the science of it, but a lot of people today say omega-3 fats are the good fats, and omega-6 fats are the bad fats. The truth is, it doesn’t work like that. You have to have both and the key factor in reducing inflammation and boosting your immune system is having a perfect ratio of omega-3 fats and omega-6 fats.
Here’s the thing. If you didn’t have enough omega-6 fats in your diet, your immune system wouldn’t work very well, and omega-3 fats and omega-6 fats, they work in a system of checks and balances, where omega-3 fats suppress inflammation, where omega-6 fats promote inflammation, which is actually important to a certain degree for activating your white blood cells and boosting your immune system.
So, what happened in this study, men who took too many omega-3 fats actually weakened their immune system because they had an imbalance there in the body. Again, when you’re out there looking for a fish-oil supplement, I recommend you look for a fish-oil supplement that is either 1000 mg or less. You don’t want to be taking three or five; I’ve even seen some people recommend 10,000 mg a day of what’s called EPA and DHA, which is a different form of omega-3 than you’d find in, let’s say, flaxseeds or chia seeds.
Like I said, Yuri, I really think that always, when you’re getting your omega-3 fats, it’s best found in whole-food form. We know salmon, tuna, and sardines are great sources of EPA and DHA. We also know that grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, and raw, fermented dairy are good sources of omega-3s. And then chia seeds, flaxseeds, hempseeds, and walnuts are also a good source of omega-3s.
Remember, number one: Get your omega-3s from food, because they already have the right ratios. Number two: If you’re buying a fish-oil supplement, recommend taking about 1000 mg a day.
Look for brands that have astaxanthin in them, a type of antioxidant that gives salmon its red color, or rosemary or vitamin E. Something that can stabilize those omega-3 oils is also very, very important.
Remember, again, and you don’t want to buy your omega-3 supplements at the drugstore or at Walmart; those are junk supplements. You want to buy them from reputable companies. Anyways, that’s my take on fish oil.
Yuri: Totally. I think the trouble with the recent study is that, as you mentioned, there are thousands and thousands of studies showing the benefits of fish oil, specifically omega-3s, consumption of fish, and then one study comes out and it’s all over the media. People are freaking out, especially the men.
This is the trouble in today’s day and age. It’s so media-driven where the latest study that’s a little bit controversial comes out, and everyone starts to question what they’re doing. I think there’s some merit to questioning what we do sometimes, but we can’t forget that there’re tremendous benefits to increasing our omega-3 consumption. As you said, it’s all about that ratio, which is way out of whack for most people.
You mentioned coldwater fish. Obviously the ideal would be if we lived in a pure world; we would have no issue with salmon and stuff like that. What do you recommend to somebody who says, “I want to get some salmon or some smaller fish. Is it better to go farmed, or is it better to wild? If I go wild, they’re still exposed to different toxins.” What kind of recommendations would you make from a coldwater fish perspective?
Josh: Well, I really think when it comes to seafood, there is a little bit of a worry about mercury out there today. I’ll tell you, it’s not something that I am overly concerned with when it comes to wild-caught fish out of the Alaska area and the Pacific Ocean.
I actually do have a little bit of a solution for that, which I’ll talk about in a second, if you’re going to eat coldwater fish. But let me say this: When it comes to farm-raised fish, I really think it’s one of the worst things you can put in your body. Farm-raised fish actually tend to have eight to ten times the amount of toxins than any type of wild-caught fish. In fact, they have something called dioxins and other chemicals in them.
In fact, I wrote an article on my Web site, and it talks about how tilapia can be worse for you than bacon if it’s farm-raised. Really, the majority of tilapia today—
Yuri: Or bacon-wrapped tilapia.
Josh: Yeah, or bacon-wrapped tilapia, fried in pork oil. I’m from Nashville. This is, what you just said, and you’re from Canada, so you get it.
Yuri: Canadian bacon, buddy, yeah.
Josh: Exactly. Bacon everything. And it can, because farm-raised fish, they feed on GMO foods, so they’re full of pesticides. They’re kept in little bins, so they’re exposed to their own feces all day.
There are all these issues that make farm-raised fish very, very toxic. For that reason, I don’t recommend farm-raised fish. Again, I am a huge fan of wild-caught fish. I do wild-caught salmon on a really regular basis.
One of the other things I want to mention about wild-caught salmon is: It doesn’t have to be a crazy price. If you go to a nice, fancy restaurant, yeah, it might be $30 for a nice piece of salmon, but you can go to your local grocery store and buy wild Alaskan sockeye salmon for three dollars. And I have a recipe on my site; it’s for salmon patties.
You can make your own healthy salmon patties at home; you can get salmon for a reasonable price. I’m a huge fan of it because of the omega-3s. I’m a huge fan of it because of the antioxidant known as astaxanthin, which is what gives salmon its red color.
Here’s another note: When you look at farm-raised salmon today, it’s actually gray. It doesn’t have a reddish or orange color to it; they actually add food coloring in. That’s another problem with farm-raised salmon. Again, wild-caught salmon, that dark-red color, they’re showing that antioxidant in salmon may fight Alzheimer’s, dementia, improve brain function.
There are so many fantastic benefits of doing wild-caught fish. But if you are worried about mercury content in your fish today, consume smaller fish. Sardines are a great one. Really, salmon is considered to be a smaller- to a moderate-size fish, so, really, salmon is a better option.
One of the cool things that lives in the ocean with salmon is seaweed. There are some good studies showing that algae like chlorella will actually pull mercury or different chemicals out of the body, so if you are eating fish and you want to really not worry about getting those metals or having those stay in your system, you may take a serving of chlorella or some type of superfood powder right before you do consume any type of fish.
Again, I’m not really that worried about it; your body can deal with these really, really minute amounts of metals that are actually naturally occurring in the soil, for one, and in smaller amounts. Again, it’s not something that I am worried about, but I will tell you this, Yuri.
I am a massive pain in the butt when I go out to eat. I know you’re probably exactly like me. My wife turns her head, she covers her eyes, acts like she’s not at the table, because I’m always asking, “Is this farm-raised or wild-caught? Are you cooking this in butter, or are you cooking this in this?” It’s always good to ask when you’re out to eat, you know?
Yuri: I’ve got a funny story about our mutual friend, Dr. Isaac Jones, because we had lunch up by my place a couple months ago. We had lunch, we went to this restaurant. I live in a small town. I moved out of the city a couple years ago, so we don’t have as much access to different things as a bigger city does.
We have lunch and our food comes, and Isaac asks the waitress, he’s like, “Do you guys have sea salt?” because there wasn’t sea salt on the table; we only had the salt-and-pepper shakers. She’s like, “I don’t think I do, but let me go across the street and check.”
She leaves the restaurant, goes to either her house or the supermarket and, five minutes later, comes back with sea salt for Isaac. I was just like, that’s awesome.
Josh: Wow, that is service.
Yuri: To was. We were both really impressed. I was like, wow, that’s pretty cool. Okay, so, talking about toxicity, you mentioned chlorella. Obviously, it’s very, very powerful at kind of chelating heavy metals out of the body.
How does toxicity become an issue? I think most people know that it’s an issue for degenerative disease, brain stuff down the road, but how can toxicity actually make you fat?
Josh: This is something that I teach my patients, Yuri, when I teach classes on how to lose 20 pounds in 30 days or how to burn fat rapidly. What are those secrets for losing weight? One of the secrets is getting toxins out of your body.
Years ago, when I first started getting healthy, I got a job as a personal trainer, and I remember sitting in the gym and seeing a lot of, specifically women, come in, and they would be on the treadmill for hours, they would be working out, doing all this stuff, and they were not losing weight. I said to myself, How is this possible that somebody can work out so much and still not lose weight?
One of the main factors for that is toxins. Toxins bind to your fat cells and store in your fat cells. If you are just lowering your calories to lose weight or burn fat, and if you are just trying to do more exercise, you’re not going to lose the amount of weight that you should.
You may be one of those people out there who you’ve tried every single weight-loss product on the planet, you’ve tried every pill, you’ve tried every diet; nothing seems to work. If that’s the case, it may be that you really need to do a cleanse or some type of a detox program to help your body release the fat.
What a lot of people don’t realize is: Fat cells actually function as organs. When you have extra body fat and extra belly fat, it causes your body to release hormones in greater proportions, like cortisol, and can imbalance thyroid hormone, cause leptin and ghrelin too, really, fat-burning hormones in your body to be imbalanced.
Again, reducing toxicity is a major cause of weight gain in America, because, again, these fats sit in your cells, and until you are eating the right type of food that can help shuttle the toxins out of your system, it will cause you to be overweight. And then, again, it also comes down to hormonal weight loss. A lot of women especially struggle to lose weight because of their thyroid problems, because their hormones are imbalanced. So, again, reducing toxicity is really, really important when it comes to losing weight.
Yuri: Yeah, when you consider the world we live in nowadays, which is so toxic—and I was just doing a podcast on a new study that came out showing that two million people a year die because of air pollution. Somehow they were able to make that association. I was like, that’s pretty crazy.
When we look at air pollution, water pollution, soil contamination, all this stuff, as you said, builds up in our body and, unfortunately, is stored in our fat cells a lot of times. Detoxification is necessary. What kind of simple strategies would you recommend for somebody to detox either on a daily basis or maybe something more focused once or twice a year?
Josh: Sure. Well, that actually is one of the most common questions I get. It is vitally important to your health. You should be doing a combination of things.
One, you should be detoxing daily in the foods you eat. Number two, I think it’s good to do a good cleanse once a month or at least three or four times a year. Obviously, there are different lengths.
Let me kind of talk about for myself and my patients, the type of cleansing programs I put them on. There are really three things that I really love to do with my patients for cleansing, and those three things are doing what I call juicing therapy, something called the Budwig protocol, and another protocol called the bone-broth protocol. These are things that really can help detoxify and cleanse your body.
The first one is juicing. We know that vegetable juicing has massive health benefits. One of the pioneers of juicing was a man named Max Gerson, a German scientist and physician. This German doctor, Max Gerson, put people on what was called, his own protocol called the Gerson Therapy, where they would drink 13 glasses of vegetable juice a day.
The main ingredients in there were lemons, apples, along with celery, and then also a lot of carrot. There was a lot of carrot juice on this. When you’re doing a liquid cleanse, it gives your body a chance to rest; that’s one of the most important parts of cleansing.
It’s not always what are you consuming; it’s what are you not consuming and resting your body, letting your own body’s detoxification organs, like your liver and kidneys, letting them work and have some extra time. But also, vegetable juices are concentrated doses of nutrients that can support cleansing, like vitamin C and beta-carotene and, in lemons and limes, quercetin. These compounds can really support the detoxification pathways part one and part two in your liver in a really incredible fashion.
Again, I think vegetable is a great way to do a one-, two-, or three-day vegetable-juice cleanse, is a great way to do cleanse. Or just doing that for your morning breakfast or doing a greens powder; these are beneficial.
One of the other things I love to put in my cleansing juices is cilantro. Cilantro has been used in India and in Asia for years because of its cleansing benefits, and there are some studies that indicate that cilantro may even help with helping remove heavy metals from your body, like mercury. Again, using cilantro is a great thing to do for a cleanse.
The other thing I mentioned is something called the Budwig protocol. This was a protocol developed by another German, German researcher Johanna Budwig, in 1952. She had patients coming to her with a number of health problems, but specifically with cancer and chronic fatigue issues and autoimmune disease. What she did was put them on a protocol high in probiotics, healthy fats, and in prebiotics.
This was really created to help recharge someone’s fat cells. If you’ve ever consumed hydrogenated oils or canola oil or bad fats in your lifetime, those fats literally make up your cells. Every cell in your body—you’re made up of 75 trillion cells, but your cells are made up of a lipid bilayer, which is fat.
If you’re eating bad fat, your cells literally become like a dead battery. All of your cells are charged. We’ve heard of electrons and protons back when we were in high school science. Your cells literally have energy, but when you’re consuming bad fats, it’s literally like you’re creating dead batteries in your body.
Well, this Budwig protocol literally recharges your cells and helps your body cleanse at the cellular level. It’s a mixture of doing a probiotic-rich dairy beverage, like either kefir, yogurt, and that’s full of probiotics and healthy fats.
Then you add in a tablespoon of flaxseed oil for omega-3s, and then you add in three tablespoons of either chia seeds or flaxseeds for all of the fiber content. It has a type of fiber known as soluble fiber, high in prebiotics. When you mix those three compounds together and do them as a meal, the prebiotics, which help probiotics grow, the probiotics, and the healthy fats mix together, helping to create very, very healthy cells, help energize yourself, and it’s also a great natural colon cleanse because of all the fiber and the probiotics here.
The other thing, Yuri, that I think is really beneficial is consuming bone broth. It’s full of collagen; it’s full of glycine, which helps increase glutathione; it’s full of proline, which helps release strength and collagen and actually gives your skin a more useful glow; it helps repair leaky gut if somebody has leaky gut. Bone broth has been used for a long time. That’s why if you’ve ever heard of chicken soup being good for the soul…
I remember growing up, whenever I got sick my mom would go out and get this canned chicken soup. Now, was that chicken soup any good? No; in fact, all the sodium probably took me an extra day to recover. Anyways, just to say, chicken soup, historically, was made by actually cooking and boiling chicken feet, chicken neck, and chicken bones. You can actually boil bones.
There are nutrients in the bone marrow and bones of animals; when you boil it those nutrients come out as a liquid. It’s probably the number one thing that can repair leaky gut. Again, when it comes to detoxification, I really think that doing juicing therapy, the Budwig protocol, and bone broth therapy have massive, massive, massive results.
Yuri: Nice. The bone broth, is that as simple as buying some bones and them boiling them in water? I’ve never tried it. That’s pretty cool.
Josh: Yeah, there are a couple ways to do it. Again, historically, they wanted to use every part of the animal. People didn’t always have necessarily all of the funds that a lot of people do today.
Yeah, you take the bones of the animal. The Weston A. Price Foundation has some fantastic information on this. But, yeah, you just take the bones. Now, beef bones you boil for 48 hours; chicken bones you typically boil for 24 hours.
It releases these nutrients in there. You boil it and then you bring it down to a simmer after an hour, and you simmer it for that time and that creates broth.
You can buy bones at your local farmers’ market, you can buy them online from a company called Beyond Organic, or you can buy the broth that’s already made the right way, and you can buy that from Wise Choice Market. WiseChoiceMarket.com is where I’ve gotten mine in the past. I like to drink this early in the morning too, just kind of get my gut healthy.
Yuri: Nice. We buy big beef bones for our dogs, and they just sit out there all day and chew the marrow. They know the benefits.
All right, we’ve talked about some of the issues with toxicity and obviously some of the foods that can help repair our ailments. What about common health foods that are actually making us sick?
Josh: I’ll tell you, I’m actually currently working on a book and program called The Secret Detox, and it’s where I really expose all of these foods and health foods that make us sick and then really bring people through an entire 30-day cleansing protocol. But when it comes to health foods that make us sick, I mean, there are so many, but one of the biggest ones out there today that I commonly see are soy products.
I’m sure you’ve talked about this on the show before, but I really think that GMO products like soy and corn cause major, major issues. The thing is, if you’re eating packaged foods today, you will fine soybean oil, corn oil, corn syrup. These are in everything today.
I think one of the big things is getting away from GMO foods and specifically corn and soy. Soy, for years, was known as this big health food, and know we’re finding out that soy can increase phytoestrogens; we know that it’s been linked to breast cancer and cervical cancer in a lot of instances; it’s also been linked to infertility in women.
Again, I really think that people should kind of get off the soy scam. I’ll tell you, Yuri, one of the biggest things that actually drives me absolutely nuts is that almost every formula for kids today that’s supposed to be healthy is a soy formula.
Yuri: I know. That’s crazy.
Josh: It’s insane. In fact, I just had a good friend of mine from high school e-mail me. I hadn’t talked to him in years, but he said, “We cannot find a good formula,” so I sent him a couple formulas that are recommended online for infant formulas, to make it themselves.
One was using goats’ milk. It’s basically doing goats’ milk, carrot juice, a little bit of yeast extract for the vitamin B12, and that was kind of it. Another one was a coconut-based formula using coconut milk, coconut water, flax oil, and, again, a little bit of nutritional yeast. You can’t find good formula out there; really, your only option is to make it yourself.
In terms of a last food that a lot of people think is healthy but it’s not is wheat. We’ve both heard of the book Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight. But I want to say this: I really don’t think it’s just wheat that’s a problem. I think it’s almost all grains that are a problem.
Again, we’ve heard of gluten; we’ve seen professional athletes going gluten-free. And gluten is that sticky protein that causes dough to stick together or wheat products or that bread to kind of be a little bit gooey. It’s that protein but it can cause systemic inflammation, so I think going gluten-free is a good option for people.
Again, I don’t think wheat or whole grains are a health food. I think that historically, anytime anyone ate grains, typically, those grains were soaked, and then they were sprouted, just like something like Ezekiel bread or a sourdough bread. I think those are healthier options. But today most people have overdone grain so much, I think they should take a period of time off grains or, at the very least, reduce the amount of grains they’re consuming and start adding in sprouted grains or gluten-free grains.
Here’s the other thing I want t mention. Again, the Food Pyramid from the 1970s, that thing is dead and it’s ridiculous. The recommendations are eating 6 to 11 servings of grains a day. If I ate 11 servings of grains in a day, I would be passed out in a coma.
Yuri: Yeah, exactly.
Josh: Unbelievable. The other thing is, fruits and vegetables are so much more nutrient-dense.
I don’t know, Yuri, if you remember watching these commercials on TV. There used to be an old, it was a Total commercial for Total cereal, and they would have one bowl of Total and they would stack up Wheaties cereal and they’d say, “In order to equal the nutrients in one bowl of Total, you’d have to eat twenty bowls of Wheaties.”
It’s kind of like this, though, with fruits and vegetables. In order to equal the nutrients in one single bowl of kale, you’d have to eat, like, 16 bowls of oatmeal. And oatmeal is known as a healthy grain, but, again, it doesn’t compare to blueberries.
Anyways, just to say this, when we do look at, the big takeaways from this is, again, really, get the gluten out of your diet or at least do a sprouted-grain bread. Start ditching soy and corn. Start reading labels, making sure there are no soy products or no soy ingredients and corn ingredients in what you’re eating out there today as well. All of those things will help in reducing toxicity and helping you burn more belly fat.
Yuri: Cool, awesome. Speaking of belly fat, you’re a big fan of burst training. I call it interval training or however you want to describe it.
Yuri: How does burst training help with detoxification and fat loss?
Josh: That’s a really good question. just to give you a little bit of my background, Yuri, I know you were a professional soccer player. In undergrad I started doing a club actually competing in triathlons. I started doing a lot of long-distance cardiovascular exercise, and I really thought that that was the best way to get fit.
Well, once I started reading the research about eight years ago or so and started to realize that’s definitely not the best way to get fit, I switched over to interval training, what I call burst training as well. Exercising in bursts rather than long periods of time. If you’re doing a lot of long-distance cardio, it can increase your cortisol levels. High cortisol can lead to increasing your belly fat and overall weight gain; also, it causes you to age faster.
The great news about interval training, the high-intensity cardio like we both teach is that it can really aid your body in burning fat and losing weight. It creates this human growth hormone; as you increase human growth hormone, you age slower, your body’s also able to burn more fat, which we both know is really, really important.
In fact, there was a study done at the University of Wales, and they found that women who did burst training—they put them on spin bikes. They had one group do long-distance cardio for 40 minutes a day, another do group do 20-minute sprints, so they exercised half the time.
After 15 weeks the one group lost three times more body fat. There is no doubt that exercising in intervals is much, much more effective when it actually comes to burning fat and losing weight.
There’s a program that I developed online. It’s called burstFIT and that’s found on my Web site, also a Web site called BurstFit.com. It’s an exercise program and really just exercising 20 minutes a day to get in the best shape of your life.
I know that you do very similar things. Again, you don’t have to go and spend hours in the gym. If you can go in 20 minutes and be at the right intensity, your fat-loss results will really go through the roof.
Yuri: Totally. I definitely agree with that. Just before we finish off, I want to ask you a question. What is your definition of health?
Josh: Good question. I really think the definition of health is really being full in body, mind, and spirit. Really, your body functioning at its maximum potential. I know a lot of times, we’ll rely on things like blood tests or only how we’re feeling to really determine if we’re healthy or not, but, again, health really encompasses your entire body, again, your mind and, like I said, your spirit, because we could have these great physical bodies and be fit, but if you’re emotionally unstable, you’re not living your life to the fullest.
If you’re not connected with God, again, you’re missing something there for some people. Again, just to say, I really think that health encompasses us as an entire being.
And then also how your body is functioning. It’s an important thing to look at, and this is why detoxification is an important topic, and toxicity, because toxins interfere with your body’s ability to function properly. Once you start removing those toxins from your system, you increase function, you increase your overall health.
Yuri: Awesome, I love it. Good stuff. All right, guys, so, once again, if you want to follow Josh’s work, you can go to DrAxe.com. He’s got a ton of great stuff there, so I really recommend at least reading the most recent article he’s posted on fish oil, which is really, really insightful. Josh, thank you very much for taking the time today. It’s been a pleasure.
Josh: Awesome, thanks so much.
Yuri: All right, guy, we’ll talk to you soon. So, there we have it. A great interview with Dr. Josh Axe, my good friend. I hope you guys enjoyed that; I hope you guys got some good takeaways from this recent fish-oil study.
What’s actually funny is that we’re going to have a couple different points of view and discussions with future guests about this very same topic, so you might hear some conflicting points of view. At the end of the day, don’t worry; if you’re part of Super Nutrition Academy, you’ll know how to cut through all the clutter. Nonetheless, it’s good to kind of keep your mind open to different perspectives.
With that said, what I’d actually like to ask of you today is: I want to know where you listen to this podcast from. Are you listening to it while you’re at work, on the drive in your car to work? Are you listening to it while lying on the beach? I’d like you to take a picture of you listening to the podcast and tag me in the photo, @YuriElkaim, and I’d like you to post it up on my Facebook page.
When you do that I’m going to be choosing a couple people to give shoutouts to every single week just as my way of recognizing you guys for listening to the podcasts wherever you might be. I just think it’d be pretty cool to see where people are listening to this podcast from.
I know that personally, I listen to most of my podcasts while I’m driving my car, and that might be the same for you. If not, it’s all good; I’d love to know where you are listening to the podcast. Once again, take a picture of your favorite location where you’re listening to the podcast from, tag me in the photo, @YuriElkaim, and post it on Facebook. That’d be awesome.
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