How Food Choices can Lead to Illness: Get The Health Edge with Mark Pettus and John Bagnulo

John Bagnulo and Mark Pettus continue their discussion in this latest podcast from The Health Edge.

This week they talk about the fundamental changes in our modern diet over the last 2-3 generations and how those changes are driving the current epidemic of chronic complex disease.

Growing rates of obesity, diabetes, inflammation, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, autoimmunity are all linked to dietary choices we make. Mark and John will explore the specific role poor quality carbohydrates are playing in disease and a diminished quality of life.

Tune in to you and Tune in to the podcast link below for top tips on self-care, what foods to avoid and why. Conventional wisdom to "eat everything in moderation" just doesn't work in this day and age.

If we were working out in the fields haying all day, it might still apply - but we're not...we're sitting at desks, behind steering wheels, stressed out and eating the wrong things.

It's time to CUT.IT.OUT. Listen to this helpful podcast to understand how and why to make some simple but profound changes to your diet.

To accompany this discussion, Mark's lecture Understanding Metabolism from the BHS Creating Health and Wellness series provides excellent additional reference. 

Paradigms Change: Get the Health Edge with Mark Pettus and John Bagnulo

This is the inaugural podcast of The Health Edge. Mark Pettus and John Bagnulo introduce their reasons for The Health Edge and share some context for their professional journeys toward a more holistic, integrative, systems biology approach to lifestyle and health. In this episode, Mark and John introduce the themes of evolutionary biology and epigenetics and how they shape human biology and health.

Paradigms change. You are not a prisoner of your DNA. Here John and Mark talk a bit about that:

Ginger's Got It Goin' On

Next time you reach for an Advil or Tylenol, think about using Ginger instead as a natural way to combat inflammation.

Ginger root has anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia and seasonal allergies. 

Ginger is a gastric stimulant that can kick-start your organs in the morning, influence a good digestive system and break down fat. It's known to alleviate bloating, flatulence, diarrhea and constipation; relieve dizziness and nausea; lower cholesterol levels and decrease systemic blood pressure.

Ginger possesses blood thinning capabilities that help in the treatment of heart disease and it boosts your immune system by warming the body and helping it break down the accumulation of toxins in the organs, particularly the lungs and sinuses.  

KICK START YOUR DAY. Drink 8oz of “Good Girl Ginger Tea” first thing every morning. The anti-oxidant powers of ginger are a great way to clear your system and your sinuses. Here's a quick and easy way to prepare...

Chopped ginger board.jpg

Peel and slice organic ginger into thin pieces, approximately 1 cup and place in a large 4 cup teapot.  Boil water and wait for it to cool down to about 140°F/60°C to prevent burning all the goodness out of the ginger then pour water over ginger. Let sit until cooled. Refrigerate overnight and drink first thing on an empty stomach in the morning. Add lemon or [local] honey if you like. You can probably get a second pot from the same ginger, so go on, add some more hot water for another round! Do this every day and you might never need to pop Tylenol ever again. Go Good Girl, Go!

Here is a helpful article from Dr Oz in The Oz Blog .