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Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich

Fitness and weight loss expert Vinnie Tortorich, author of best-selling book "Fitness Confidential", dispels the widespread mistaken beliefs regarding weight loss and exercise and teaches us how to lose weight, get fit and reclaim our lives. Using his 35 years of experience in the fitness and weight loss industry in Hollywood combined with an absolute commitment to good health, Vinnie has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world lose hundreds of thousands of unhealthy pounds in an easy and sustainable way. His listeners love him for his fearless humor, tireless honesty, extraordinary nose for BS, and simple message. Join Vinnie and his inspiring guests - doctors, scientists. researchers, journalists, farmers, athletes and more - to hear the latest scientific discoveries and unravel the myths that have been hampering our health. Laugh your way to health and fitness with Fitness Confidential and Vinnie Tortorich.

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Being A Late Bloomer with Treva Brandon Scharf - Episode 2474
Episode 2474 - On this Friday's show Vinnie Tortorich welcomes author and life coach Treva Brandon Scharf and they discuss careers in fitness, being a late bloomer in life, dating, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/04/being-late-bloomer-with-treva-brandon-scharf-epsiode-2474 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Being A Late Bloomer Treva and Vinnie have a history in their early days of Los Angeles. (3:00) She shares what she did in those days as well, also as a fitness trainer. Fitness training can be difficult and can create a high level of burnout. Both of them love Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”. (26:00) They discuss “transmutation”. She explains how her life evolved around the age of 50. (32:00) Life Coaching is a way to help others reach their goals. Everyone is on their own timeline in addition to having false stories about themselves, which can make things more challenging. (44:00) She didn’t get married until age 50 and the timing was unexpected. (46:00) Vinnie shares a story about seeing young men and women on dates, yet they were looking down at their phones. (50:00) Treva doesn’t love apps as much as meeting people in real life. They discuss the challenges of approaching women today and all the qualifiers. (53:00) She gives suggestions for today’s dating environment. Treva’s book is called “Done Being Single.” (1:05:00) It’s a type of self-help memoir which has a variety of stories and learning experiences. Her goal is to help people become their personal best, but there is a certain “acceptance” that needs to be done. They talk about a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset. You can find Treva at @trevabme on Instagram. Look for Vinnie’s NSNG® VIP Community and sign up for the waitlist! Go to to sign up! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
84:14 4/12/24
A Side Dish of B.S. - Episode 2473
Episode 2473 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad serve a recent epidemiological study that is a side dish of B.S., and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/04/side-dish-of-b-s-episode-2473 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - A Side Dish of B.S. Gina is back in school and in research mode. (3:30) Also, her husband is already planning a second marathon soon. (5:00) She likes to go on long walks and ends up intermittent fasting. She has a news story to share about time-restricted eating (intermittent fasting) and heart disease. (6:00) It’s based on epidemiological studies which are not controlled studies. They aren’t reliable studies. But Gina asks for Vinnie’s thoughts on intermittent fasting. (12:30) Gina looked up who tends to fund these studies and whether they actually find anything out. (15:00) General Mills, Mars-Wrigley, McDonald’s, Pepsi-Co, and the United Soybean Board all sponsor the AHA. (16:00) These “studies” are served up with a side dish of B.S. She explains the rumor of cows eating Skittles. (17:30) They talk about how Harvard and Walter Willet’s funding. (20:00) Their brand has been compromised. The ADA’s integrity apparently is compromised, just like the AHA has. Vinnie’s been talking about this for decades. Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
32:07 4/10/24
Coffee Talk and Sarcopenia - Episode 2472
Episode 2472 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino have a coffee talk, discuss sarcopenia, overtraining, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/04/coffee-talk-sarcopenia-epsiode-2472 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - Coffee Talk and Sarcopenia Vinnie has always loved coffee and tried to learn what he could about it. (2:00) It’s an ergogenic aid, for one. Anna reads an article about coffee from "Medical News Today" about coffee as it relates to sarcopenia. (15:30) Vinnie clarifies what sarcopenia is and they discuss why it’s a problem. If you exercise your muscles, you are also strengthening your bones; that’s why weight-bearing exercise is great! Anna reads about how metabolism affects aging muscles. (29:00) There is no shortcut—proper nutrition and exercise are the best ways to combat sarcopenia. The study was done by the makers of Nescafé. Even though Vinnie has his own coffee company, he’s curious about certain aspects of the claims. Vinnie has had to address overtraining in recent consultations. (44:00) Some folks struggle with the idea of breaking a streak and not being able to start again. But there is a reason for taking a brief break: depending on the activity, your muscles need time to rebuild. Rest to rebuild! Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book is on the way. You can go to: —upload your receipt and get bonus content.  You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
58:36 4/8/24
Upsides and Downsides with Dr. Nadir Ali - Episode 2471
Episode 2471 - On this Friday's show Vinnie Tortorich welcomes Dr. Nadir Ali and they discuss a variety of upsides and downsides of GLP-1, autophagy, bineging, seed oils, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/04/upsides-downsides-with-dr-nadir-ali-epsidoe-2471 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Upsides and Downsides Dr. Nadir Ali has been keeping a streak of riding his bike to work. (3:30) He sees benefits through managing food addiction with streaks. (7:00) They discuss overdoing exercise, with no rest. Some people have a fear of not getting back into it if they miss a day. Dr Nadir has a general rule that streaks can be beneficial as long as its not at the detriment of something else. Vinnie asks Nadir's opinion about Allulose & GLP-1 agonists. (13:00) Naidir has a lot of clinical experience, so he sees things on a day-to-day basis. Yes, there are benefits for some people, but there are a lot of downsides, too. Vinnie challenges some aspects of using a GLP-1. (24:00) Nadir agrees that it’s only effective if a person does low-carb and intermittent fasting, (which is something Vinnie recommends without having to use the drug anyway.) (28:00) Additional Concerns There are upsides and downsides at certain levels of autophagy. (31:00) Too long of an extended fast can affect muscles. Vinnie asks Nadir about a low-carb, high fat being effective for weight loss and other metabolic issues. (36:00) There are instances where it may not be quite as effective. Are seed oils a detriment to health? They become a part of your cell membranes and do damage. (43:00) He gives an example of how it affects the retina. One single benefit you can do is to get seed oils out of your diet. Seed oils are ubiquitous in restaurants and included in most packaged foods. Binge eating - what can people do to help themselves? (53:00)  Nadir has been looking into the pleasure centers of the brain in order to understand binge eating. Dopamine is the driver for the craving or behavior—but it doesn’t really have much to do with the pleasure. In fact, as dopamine goes up, pleasure can actually decrease. Dr. Nadir Ali's website is on YouTube at   Look for Vinnie’s NSNG® VIP Community and sign up for the waitlist! Go to to sign up! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
69:50 4/5/24
Something to Chew On - Episode 2470
Episode 2470 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad give you something to chew on while they discuss various hacks like apple cider vinegar, chewing gum, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/04/something-to-chew-on-episode-2470 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Something to Chew On They start the show with some opening accolades for Tina Turner and Mick Jagger. (2:00) Oprah was outed as apparently taking semaglutide. (4:30) Apple cider vinegar in water—does it work? Does it make sense? Gina quotes the “Gludose Goddess”. Vinnie has thoughts…. Dr. Ben Bikman doesn’t think GLP-1 is a good idea; he has been studying GLP-1 since they were first being researched. You can listen to that episode (#2405) through and on YouTube. Gina asks about chewing gum as an appetite suppressant. (15:30) Vinnie recommends not listening to that source of information and gives his reasons. It includes a little science from NASA, which will give you something to chew on. Gina suggests a product (no affiliation to Costco or the product). Pre-cooked grass-fed tri-tip is a good shortcut, as long as it doesn’t have junk ingredients. She doesn’t want to be caught without something quick to make so she isn’t tempted to grab drive-thru junk food. Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
30:43 4/3/24
Keep Working It - Episode 2469
Episode 2469 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino discuss accountability, the need to keep working it (NSNG®), answer questions, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/04/keep-working-it-episode-2469 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - Keep Working It Vinnie is very happy with the feedback he is getting from the VIP community, especially the group calls. (2:00) He’s considering re-opening the group for new members, possibly within the next couple of months. He had a call with an NSNG® fan who has been struggling recently due to stress. (10:00) Vinnie shares the advice he gave her. He recommends people find an accountability partner, if necessary. You need to keep working it, even if it gets difficult. He shares a story about “taking out the trash;” it’s a story of accountability. (18:00) They discuss mindset, what defines greatness, and the idea of getting past the idea of failure. (20:00) This reminds Vinnie of a documentary about Phil Health, a multiple Mr. Olympia winner, called "Breaking Olympia." (25:00) Vinnie talks about the documentary; as successful as Phil had been, he still doubted himself. Be aware of what you see on social media—you never truly know what people are going through. For those who struggle with emotional components around eating, do a deep dive and reassess what changes you need to make to get back on track. Listener Questions Anna asks some listener questions about: the Canadian bloodwork system possible malbsorption of nutrients if your work is already very active, do you still need to strength train They chat about too much of a good thing. Let your body rest to avoid injury. Vinnie's recent Instagram post about GLP-1 received some pushback—but he’s not going to change the message: he doesn’t think taking GLP-1 is a good solution for weight loss. (50:00) The side effects are not good! Anna shares some thoughts about peri-menopause and menopause. (59:00) Stick to NSNG®--you'll be better off during this challenging transition. Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book is on the way. You can go to: —upload your receipt and get bonus content.  You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
67:24 4/1/24
Cancer and Lifestyle with Dr. Thomas Seyfried - Episode 2468
Episode 2468 - On this Friday's show Vinnie Tortorich welcomes Dr. Thomas Seyfried and they discuss metabolic dysfunction and therapies, cancer and lifestyle, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/03/cancer-and-lifestyle-with-dr-thomas-seyfried-episode-2468 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Cancer and Lifestyle Vinnie explains why he recommends listening to Dr. Thomas Seyfried. (2:00) Vinnie has been in remission and avoided chemo for 17 years by leading a ketogenic lifestyle. There are all kinds of side effects from chemotherapy, even though it can save people. There have been several theories of disease. (8:00) NCI states that cancer is a genetic disease of dysregulated cell growth, called the somatic mutation theory. Research has shown that damage to organelles causes mutations in cells. The treatment of cancer as a metabolic disease also allows people to participate in the management of their disorder. He explains the importance of oxygen and energy and how it affects the cells. (11:00) This is known as the mitochondrial metabolic theory of cancer. Dr. Seyfried explains some highly interesting experiments and theories. (14:00) Once there is an agreement on the mitochondria metabolic theory, treatment for cancers could be much less toxic and more manageable. (17:00) Cancer and lifestyle have been studied extensively. The idea is to reduce or eliminate the cancer through diet and medication that target the fermentation metabolism. They discuss glutamine and its uses in the body. (22:30) The Glucose Ketone Index What kind of diet and supplementation can help those who may have cancer? (27:30) The Glucose Ketone Index (GKI) calculator and how it works is explained. How the GKI happens can vary per person, but if you can keep the GKI measurement at 2.0 mmol or below, you can put pressure on the tumor cells. (29:00) Each person is their own experiment. Vinnie asks Dr. Seyfried to explain ketone measurements and monitors. (32:30) He explains some of the factors in various genes and what they mean, like in BRCA in women. There may be more options rather than getting radical surgery. They discuss the frustration of some doctor’s approaches to other diseases. (40:00) Type 2 diabetes has replaced smoking as the number one risk factor for cancer! (43:15) They discuss the challenges of today’s diet and lifestyle. (46:00) Low-cost and convenience foods are taking their toll on society’s health. Give people the opportunity to make their own choices. Many doctors need to be re-educated, and people need to know all their options. (50:30) Processed food and glucose are a highly addictive force on the brain. (51:00) Dr. Seyfried is a professor who shares information about and is developing a protocol, which he hopes will be available soon. His website is: Look for Vinnie’s NSNG® VIP Community and sign up for the waitlist! Go to to sign up! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
57:43 3/29/24
Think About the Reality - Episode 2467
Episode 2467 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss the need to think about the reality of what backsliding can do, junk food addiction, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/03/think-about-the-reality-episode-2467 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Think About the Reality Gina's husband loves UltraFat. (2:00) They discuss the struggle of being a “backslider” and needing to stay on track. The excuses happen and stalk you in slow motion. Vinnie helps people get back on track. (6:00) But it’s a big battle. People need to think about the reality of food choices and habits. Gina reads part of an article that says there is a movement to get “junk food addiction” as a legitimate mental illness. (9:00) There are both physical and emotional “rewards” that people become controlled by. Mood disorders can happen and affect a person’s relationships with others and oneself. Vinnie recently had Dr. Georgia Ede on the show (episode 2459) who has researched the effects of diet on mental health. (17:30) You can view Dr. Ede on YouTube: Gina discusses 66 yr old woman bodybuilder, Helen Fritch (18:50) It’s important to work your muscles and can be achieved without hormone replacement therapy. Positive changes can still be made, even late in life! Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
31:56 3/27/24
The Expo West Experience - Episode 2466
Episode 2466 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino discuss advice from a soda company, Anna's Expo West experience, and more. [libsyn_podcast id=30504848] PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - Running the Asylum After sharing thoughts about caffeine & Vinnie’s new neighbor, they discuss getting daily steps in. (3:00) They were sent an infographic poster from “CardioSmart.” (12:00) It describes how much sugar people ate 100 years ago vs now—from 2 lbs per year to over 150 lbs per year, which is 3 lbs. weekly! Anna describes other items on the poster. The poster is a general infographic about sugar, but it also tells approximately how much sugar you “should” have. The amount suggested is low, but approximately what is found in a can of soda. The poster is sponsored in part by Coca-Cola. So the underlying message appears to be, that you can lower sugar, but still have room for soda. It’s not unlike Barilla Pasta sponsoring a study that says pasta is good for you. It appears that the inmates are running the asylum. You can let food companies know you disapprove of their products simply by not buying them. Choose with your wallet. The ExpoWest Experience They explain what it is. (29:00) They talk about premade cookies you can buy at grocery store bakeries. (33:00) Anna shares her Expo West experience while running her Eat Happy Kitchen booth. (35:15) She’s been presenting to all kinds of buyers and investors who are very interested. There was a “beanless coffee” product she tried; as a result, Vinnie explains what “Postum” is. (41:00) It is a real challenge to be able to package good food and have it be shelf-stable. (47:00) Even healthy options she found still had sugars. She had some amazing interactions overall and is looking forward to what comes of it. She knows she has amazing products and she received all kinds of positive feedback! Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book is on the way. You can go to: —upload your receipt and get bonus content.  You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
67:30 3/25/24
Getting the Right Advice with Amy Berger - Episode 2465
Episode 2465 - On this Friday's show Vinnie Tortorich welcomes author and Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger and they discuss getting the right advice, stalls, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Getting the Right Advice Vinnie tries to avoid guest experts who sell programs. (2:00) He feels some of them become gimmicky to sell their program. They discuss whether their efforts to correct misinformation and encourage low-carb is getting through to the masses. (5:00) The Ketogenic diet is therapeutic for so many conditions, but snake-oil types of “influencers” and other social media platforms negatively affect the message. The negative messaging prevents people from getting accurate information. Amy and Vinnie agree that it gets discouraging, but the importance and the success stories keep them going. (11:00) They chat a bit about regenerative farming. (16:30) At what point did the information change from “eat meat” to low-fat, high-carb—like pasta? (21:00) The low-carb way of eating is good and works with how the body is meant to. (25:00) Low-carb and the ketogenic approach work in tune with the body. People who don’t understand biochemical science probably shouldn’t be in charge of making policy about health. (26:00) What bothers Amy the most is when medical practitioners who should know better are giving bad advice, or closing themselves off to accurate information. People have trouble getting the right advice. If you want the benefits of low-carb, you have to stay low-carb. (30:00) Amy emphasizes that there are variations that can be done depending on the individual; however, that doesn’t mean eating things like junk food. (32:00) Other people must stay strictly ketogenic to treat a medical condition. Adjusting the Mindset They address the idea of food restriction. (36:00) Restriction is in the eye of the beholder; when you are satisfied with real food, it doesn’t feel restricting. Amy reviews the topics of her three books. (44:00) She is working on a fourth book about thyroid health. You can find all three books in   here: (with Dr Eric Westman) ,   and Vinnie asks about supplementation and thyroid health. (48:00) She reviews what may help. Many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism can be debilitating; she knows this firsthand. Depression, even apathy, can be a serious symptom. Vinnie asks her opinion about weight loss stalls. (51:00) Connect with her through her website and on YouTube. Look for Vinnie’s NSNG® VIP Community and sign up for the waitlist! Go to to sign up! PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! &n
61:12 3/22/24
How the Pendulum Swings - Episode 2464
Episode 2464 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss how the pendulum swings with health topics, the rising numbers of obese kids, estrogen, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/03/how-the-pendulum-swings-episode-2464 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - How the Pendulum Swings Singer-songwriter Eric Carmen has passed. (2:00) The days of doctors advising people to smoke to lose weight. (3:00) Doctors would give the same advice to breastfeeding women in the 1960s and 1970s. (4:15) They discuss other talk that happened regarding women, breasts, breastfeeding, formula feeding, etc. There are various cultural aspects regarding them as well. This started in the 1960s and progressed. The pendulum swings back and forth over the decades regarding the topic of breastfeeding vs formula feeding. Vinnie emphasizes that there are situations where women can’t breastfeed, such as producing little to no milk, which is a medical issue. Women should not feel bad about it. There was a time when formula feeding was encouraged over breastfeeding. Gina brings up some of the gadgets her friends use. (12:00) Vinnie wants to know the ingredients of a brand of powdered baby formula. (15:00) Seed oils and powdered corn syrup were the first four ingredients. Follow the Money--AGAIN Gina shares her concern after going to a water park and seeing the number of obese kids, including young boys with “breasts.” (15:45) Vinnie had a similar experience on a beach in the South—he was hard-pressed to find a kid who was at a lean, healthy weight. There is a free video on YouTube called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” by Dr. Robert Lusting. (18:00) Vinnie gives Gina an assignment. (22:00) Gina has a memory regarding her days on the Adam Carolla Show, and a discussion between Adam and Dr. Drew. (23:00) Vinnie recalls a similar story on the show, regarding pasta. This kind of info has changed the way Gina looks at food and the studies she comes across. You have to follow the money—who sponsors the study—to see if the results are credible. Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
30:50 3/20/24
Avoiding the Crazy Train - Episode 2463
Episode 2463 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino discuss avoiding the crazy train of misinformation, the Girl Scout cookie season, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/03/avoiding-the-crazy-train-episode-2463 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - Avoiding the Crazy Train There is misinformation out there about food ideologies, disordered eating, but particularly plant-based misinformation. (2:30) Many people start out feeling good on a vegan diet, but it is typically because they are cutting out processed foods. It’s not uncommon to give veganism up later because it doesn’t properly energize the body. Vinnie shares some of the stories he would have to deal with (wheatgrass is like blood). Anna is more neutral about the idea of plant-based. She wants to make sure people are fed to their dietary preferences. There are various things you need be careful about when eating at restaurants. Anna is going to FoodExpo. (20:00) Vinnie gives her some advice of what to watch out for. Anna wants to see what is trending and to also get the word out about providing truly healthy options. Anna reads suggestions on Reddit about what to say or not to say to Girl Scout cookie sellers when they approach you. (32:00) They discuss some of the realities of trying to shield the Girl Scout girls from people’s very real answers, which may be related to health. The social pressure to buy cookies is ubiquitous. There is also an opportunity to improve the quality of the products offered. Vinnie’s looking forward to Serena coming home. (53:30) Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book is on the way. You can go to: —upload your receipt and get bonus content.  You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
60:59 3/18/24
Investigating Diabetes with Gary Taubes - Episode 2462
Episode 2462 - On this Friday's show Vinnie Tortorich welcomes author Gary Taubes and they discuss investigating diabetes research, how the research evolved, his new book "Rethinking Diabetes," and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/03/investigating-diabetes-gary-taubes-episode-2462 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Investigating Diabetes Vinnie considers Gary Taubes a “forefather of low carb”. (2:30) Gary came along and gives context, history, and details around the science of low-carb. (3:30) His background is as an investigative journalist in controversial scientific topics led him to researching dietary science. Why was the science so weak initially? (13:00) He explains the challenge of testing humans and shortcuts taken to “prove” hypotheses. Gary’s latest book is called “Rethinking Diabetes”. You can find it in Vinnie's Book club . He also co-authors a Substack with Nina Teicholz called . He shares how his investigations have also become research into medical history. (27:00) He reviews the very interesting and varied history of treating diabetes. Vinnie tells Gary about Bethany McKenzie who was in his first documentary. (37:00) Her son developed T1 Diabetes and she started him on a ketogenic diet; doctors wanted to take her son away from her. Gary goes into more history about discovering how to control diabetes. (39:00)  He discusses Elliott Joslin, Richard K. Bernstein, and others. Agencies like the ADA end up committing to ideas because of funding. (53:00) Gary prefers to think that the ADA’s intentions are to help, but that they haven’t set up their system in a way that allows them to pivot easily. Gary is also interested in learning about metabolic psychiatry and people like Dr. Chris Palmer, and recent guest Dr. Georgia Ede. (1:00:00) The reality is ketogenic therapies can help with diabetes, brain health, and more. It may not help everyone, but it has the potential of drastically reducing disease states. Look for Vinnie’s NSNG® VIP Community and sign up for the waitlist! Go to to sign up! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
69:09 3/15/24
Fake Fasting - Episode 2461
Episode 2461 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss  a new fasting trend that is fake fasting, chemicals in cereal, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/fake-fasting-episode-2461 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Fake Fasting They talk about vision changes. (2:00) It's strange how slowly the changes happen. You don’t notice until you have your vision checked. Gina has gone back to college and recently turned in her mid-term paper. (6:00) She was excited with her results. Vinnie and Gina share an interest in sociology, which is the study of society as a whole. In a way, the guidance Vinnie give often tends to address the psychological workings of an individual, as demonstrated in his consultations. (11:00) He works with a person’s motivation and habits as well. Gina brings up the “fasting mimicking” program. (13:30) It claims to be able to add to longevity in a short amount of time. It appears to be a type of fake fasting, because you're still eating food, and basically vegan. Vinnie explains what real fasting is and what low-carb eating does. (18:00) Chemicals in Your Cereal Gina shares another report she read: cereal, especially oat-based, has a residue of pesticides. (21:30) The discuss chlormequat and paraquat. Chemicals such as chlormequat have been detected in 80% of people who eat these cereals and is linked to developmental, neurological, and reproductive issues in animals. (24:00) The author of , (available in Vinnie's Book club) explains some of the issues behind the poor wheat quality of today.(25:00) Dr. William Davis has been on the podcast. Listen to .  Big Food companies say they follow government regulations, but they are often in cahoots with each other. Kellogg’s is finally catching hell for suggesting cereal for dinner. (28:00) You can get great, whole, food if you look for deals; no need to have cereal for dinner and ruin your health. Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
35:46 3/13/24
Nothing Works Like Hard Work - Episode 2460
Episode 2460 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino discuss fitness goals, how nothing works like hard work, semaglutide drugs, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/03/nothing-works-like-hard-work-episode-2460 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - Nothing Works Like Hard Work Today's episode talks about aerobics, but Vinnie has some other things first. (2:30) He feels like there are a lot of doctors saying stuff just to be controversial and get more followers. You need both anaerobic and aerobic exercise! A lower resting heart rate (low 50s) is a good goal—but it takes aerobics to get there. Lean muscle mass has everything to do with longevity. (6:30) What does “fit” Mean? (11:00) It depends on your goals and what you are prepping for. Vinnie and Anna discuss “Leg Day” options. (13:00) Vinnie has been watching "The Family Stallone" show. (15:00) He shares what he loves about the show and the Stallone brothers. Fitness Q & A Anna shares some fitness questions. (28:30) For even more details, go back to podcast . What are some exercises for shoulder and knee pain? It depends on the point of pain, but Vinnie gives some generalized suggestions. Anna shares some shoulder concerns she has. (36:30) She shares some pain she’s been having. (To get the full effect, you may need to refer to the episode video.) There’s a question about ketosis and gluconeogenesis. (41:00) They are not the same thing. There is nothing you can eat with impunity, even protein and fats. There are many people across the internet who claim to be low-carb experts. However, they confuse the message with the constant “hacks” they recommend. If there is too much gluconeogenesis, it means protein intake is too high. (44:30) Anna shares some observations about GLP-1 and the state of ketosis. (48:00) Ketosis is nature’s GLP-1! But GLP-1 (semaglutide) has horrible side effects, like slowing down how digestion works. Vinnie will always tell you the truth. Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book is on the way. You can go to: —upload your receipt and get bonus content.  You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
63:36 3/11/24
Change for the Better with Dr. Georgia Ede - Episode 2459
Episode 2459 - On this Friday's show Vinnie Tortorich welcomes psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede to discuss how the proper diet is therapeutic, creates change for the better, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/03/change-for-the-better-with-georgia-ede-episode-2459 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Sugars and Oxidative Stress More kids than ever are presenting with psychological problems. (2:00) Vinnie mentions Robyn Dobbins who openly shares how diet has improved her mental health symptoms. People are feeding their brains improperly. (4:30) There have been decades of misinformation, so treatment has been off. Everyone deserves the right information upfront rather than having to go through multiple medications. (7:00) Georgia goes through her personal history and how she stumbled onto dietary health changes. Vinnie asks her for more details on those changes. Sweeteners have a lot of side effects. (16:00) Sugar is the only addictive substance that society sanctions for children. (20:00) It is not only addictive, it is physically damaging to the brain. (24:00) It creates oxidative stress and insulin resistance. Refined flours do the same by causing a glycogen load; as a result, your insulin is up longer. (25:00) Most people are metabolically broken, so sugars and carbs are even more harmful. If your body “needs” sugar, your body will make it. Fats and protein are essential, but carbs are not. (31:00) The FDA recommends a bunch of nonsense. And now our gut health is a topic that needs to be paid attention to. Change for the Better Vinnie knows people whose adult kids are still having issues but refuse to believe that diet can help. (38:00) Georgia always uses dietary interventions first and she has found them to be the most effective for her clients (41:00) There are certain foods the brain needs. It’s not just junk food that hurts, but also foods we’ve been told are healthy that aren’t (like whole grains). Dr. Ede's book addresses dietary therapy as a first step. (45:00) They discuss many different things that have been happening in the news are examples of declining mental health. (48:00) Bad mental health has become so common we think of it as totally normal. (50:00) Vinnie recently has heard about “safe rooms” at college—people are developmentally and emotionally less resilient. (53:00) Vinnie also worries about degenerative brain disease, CTE, and brain health. Vinnie asks how you get more N=1 cases on the books to demonstrate the advantages of diet and mental health. Changing your diet is change for the better. You can find Dr. Ede at . You can also find a clinician’s directory on her website. Another resource is the Charlie Foundation: The keto diet is safe, but there is still a transition, esp if you are on medication. Look for Vinnie’s NSNG® VIP Community and sign up for the waitlist! Go to to sign up! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
71:16 3/8/24
They Don't Know to Say No - Episode 2458
Episode 2458 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss school lunches, how kids don't know to say no, hydration drinks, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/03/they-dont-know-to-say-no-episode-2458 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - They Don't Know to Say No Gina’s husband is obsessed with Vinnie’s UltraFats. (2:00) He uses them during all his training to fuel up, and so does Vinnie. As long as you have protein in your small intestine, your body will not catabolize muscle while doing training. (3:00) You don’t need to load up on carbs. Another great use is for travel! (5:00) Gina started making her child’s lunch because of all the processed foods that the school lunches contained. (9:00) Fois gras is banned in California because of the force-feeding of geese to make their livers fatty. Yet it is somehow acceptable to have school lunches be processed foods every day, which can lead to fatty liver, among other things. When a kid is hungry at school, they will eat what is in front of them, especially if it is chemically engineered to taste good. They don't know to say "no" to them! Vending machines in school became the topic of a South Park episode—about “Prime” beverage. (16:00) The episode is inappropriate for kids, but Gina wants parents to be aware of what is out there. President Bill Clinton was able to get soda out of vending machines at school. However, companies just filled them with juice and energy drinks instead. Vinnie shares a story about climbing with his nephews. (18:00) One nephew learned the hard way that maybe Vinnie was right about properly fueling your body. Gina shares the ingredients of the Prime hydration drink. (24:00) As you would guess, some of the ingredients are harmful, like cyanocobalamin. The kids are taken by the marketing. Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
34:47 3/6/24
Choices Make Your Life - Episode 2457
Episode 2457 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino discuss how choices make your life, how belief in yourself matters, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/03/choices-make-your-life-episode-2457 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - Choices Make Your Life Vinnie is excited about the upcoming episode with Georgia Ede. (3:00) Vinnie loves her and her new book sounds amazing. You can purchase it through his website link at . Her research and clinical practice have seen outstanding results with dietary changes alone. Vinnie brings up a recent post by NSNG® fan Robyn Dobbins who has turned her mental health around through NSNG®. Robyn is very open about her health history in hopes of helping others. No one is saying that diet will help everyone, but it could make a difference in the life of someone you care about. Anna shares what changes she’s felt by being NSNG®—she’s noticed changes in her brain chemistry, too. (11:45) Her experience with her mother was an example of poor health and made an impact on her. She hopes her Eat Happy cookbooks have a positive impact. They discuss the various benefits they have experienced through their lifestyles. (14:00) There are things you can do for yourself that the medical community won’t always address. (22:00) Make the change and be the example. (26:00) Your Beliefs Matter Prioritizing needs is essential--choices make your life! When you stop learning, you start dying. (30:30) Vinnie shares his cardio goals. (33:45) The importance of your choices, the time you take, and your belief in yourself cannot be emphasized enough. (40:00) Anna shares a story of how someone “a**holed” their way out of the entertainment industry due to their mindset. (50:00) Your choices and your mindset or limited beliefs matter. Everyone has to start somewhere. She shares another story about a success with her voiceover work. She had an epiphany on how her positive outlook got her important voiceover work. (57:00) Anna has an amazing crab cake recipe in her Eat Happy Too cookbook--go find it! Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book is on the way. (47:00) You can go to: —upload your receipt and get bonus content.  You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
72:28 3/4/24
Providing Options with Andrew Schoonover - Episode 2456
Episode 2456 - On this Friday's show Vinnie Tortorich welcomes Andrew Schooner, and they discuss providing options for health insurance, low carb lifestyle, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/03/providing-options-andrew-schoonover-episode-2456 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - PROVIDING OPTIONS How did CrowdHealth start? (2:00) Andrew shares his experience with health expenses and the Affordable Care Act. His daughter’s condition was dismissed as “medically unnecessary," which was wrong Approximately 200,000 families go bankrupt yearly over medical expenses, despite having insurance. Yet the whole purpose of health insurance is to prevent your family from being in financial distress! The healthcare system is incentivized to reject claims. (12:45) Most people feel like they have no power against the huge health insurance companies. You can push back and get reimbursed, but it can take a lot of effort. Andrew has figured out how to work around the standard health insurance system, yet keep costs down. (16:00) Vinnie asks for more details about CrowdHealth.  (21:30) A lot of it is based on negotiation with hospitals and community contributions. His company handles wellness checks, too—not just major issues. Andrew explains in detail the mechanics of how the system works. His goal is to provide options for members. Andrew also follows a low-carb lifestyle and wants to begin a version of CrowdHealth focused on a “ketovore” lifestyle. (52:00) There are parameters to join the “ketovore” group he is planning, but it will benefit those who join. He hopes this will incentivize people to adopt healthy behaviors. CrowdHealth will not fund GLP-1. If you are interested in learning more about CrowdHealth, go to Look for Vinnie’s NSNG® VIP Community and sign up for the waitlist! Go to to sign up! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
58:55 3/1/24
You're Never Too Old - Episode 2455
Episode 2455 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss how you're never too old to learn or try something new, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/02/youre-never-too-old-episode-2455 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - You're Never Too Old Gina has gone back to school and is in the middle of mid-terms. (2:00) The requirements have changed since she’s last been in school. They chat about the modern-day challenges at the butcher shop. (7:00) Gina is proud to be finishing what she started, even if it’s a little later in life. (12:30) She shares what made her decide to continue. (13:00) She is done with her limiting beliefs. Nina Teicholz just earned her PhD! (14:30) Her book is . You can find it through the link on Vinnie’s website. Gina asks Vinnie about Longevity Clinics. (18:30) They are highly specialized medical clinics focused on health, wellness, and longevity, often through bio-hacking methods. Some of the things aren’t based on confirmed science. Insurance doesn’t typically cover it either, and they are extremely expensive. Many “fixes” that people try end up being a deal with the devil because of the long-term effects. Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
36:12 2/28/24
Getting Called Out - Episode 2454
Episode 2454 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino discuss companies getting called out, leading by example, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/02/getting-called-out-episode-2454 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - Reminiscing & Producing on the Fly The duo starts reminiscing about the early days of the podcast. (2:00) Anna started writing her first cookbook and learned to do her own photography. They chat about the history of “producing on the fly.” They have switched to a different platform, and sound and video have improved. Vinnie has confirmed through a source that he is being shadow-banned. There’s a question about the olive oil in a popular coffee chain beverage. There is a UC Davis study that lists uncut olive oils. (14:30) However, the study is several years old now; as a result, they are not sure how current the list of good olive oil brands is. Anna recommends a deep dive into various brands; any reliable producer should be transparent about their process. Clive Prosumer espresso machine is Vinnie’s favorite. (Clive doesn't sponsor the show). (17:00) Getting Called Out General Mills has been called out in an article by Consumer Reports due to plastics in some of their foods. (20:00) In " addresses this topic. Podcast guest Mike Keen’s (ep. 2375) research around Greenland reveals plastics were found in seal poop in one of the more pristine places on Earth. (21:00) Anna is disturbed by phthalates in some of General Mills’ foods—how does it get there? (23:00) Phthalates make plastics more durable; however, they are considered a “forever chemical." This means they do not leave the body. They have been associated with heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, as well as causing hormonal dysregulation. Big Food doesn’t care; they do what they can get away with until called out by consumer advocates. (26:00) You end up ingesting micro-doses over time. From canned beverages to packaged foods to what containers you use—it all adds up. It’s important to read the ingredients on food labels; Anna shares an example of a protein bar. (30:30) The messaging claims for meat alternatives didn’t pass Vinnie’s “smell test." (32:30) "Plant-based" has leveled out, as has the “keto explosion” of packaged foods. Vinnie's "Beyond Impossible" documentary explains it all. (See additional show notes for links to the documentary). Anna reads an article about a new version of Beyond Meat that is coming out. The fake meat manufacturer is trying to lure back consumers. (41:00) Lead by Example Anna hears how hard NSNG® is when others in the family are not on board. (46:30) Belief work is a thing. Only make suggestions if someone asks about your progress. Don’t preach “Vinnie says” or load others up with unsolicited “you should”s. Vinnie agrees: People have to do it on their own.  Please avoid preaching and never shame others. Body positivity ought to be rebranded. Loving yourself and still seeking health are not mutually exclusive. Shoutout to a few of the great success stories of NSNG®. (54:00) Anna reminds listeners about belief work and evolving: Your physical you is changing but so is your mental awareness. (58:00) They discuss Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book. (47:00) You can go to: —upload your receipt and get bonus content.  You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
65:42 2/26/24
Cholesterol Conundrum with Dave Feldman - Episode 2453
Episode 2453 - On this Friday's show Vinnie Tortorich welcomes Dave Feldman back to discuss the cholesterol conundrum with "The Oreo Test," and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/02/cholesterol-conundrum-dave-feldman-episode-2453 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Cholesterol Conundrum Dave is an LMHR (lean mass hyperresponder) and explains what his “protocol” was. (2:30) He explains exactly how his protocol works. The cholesterol that you eat passes through you; however, the cholesterol that travels through your blood is produced by your liver. (7:00) Your body tries to keep a level of homeostasis. There are various opinions regarding cholesterol, but doctors are often required to prescribe statins. (10:00) Dave refers to Nick Norwitz and sample cholesterol levels. They discuss the term “settled science”. (16:00) Scientists should always be prepared to challenge their hypotheses. (19:15) Science depends on replication to confirm. You can donate to help fund the studies: is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation is tax-deductible. The conference Dave is presenting in Las Vegas in March this year is the Collaborative Science Conference at . His current studies have been entirely grass-roots funding. Nick Norwitz's Oreo Study They launch into “the Oreo study”. (30:00) Nick Norwitz compared what would happen to his cholesterol if he pitted Oreos vs Statins. This is the link to the study: What was it about the Oreos that made LDL drop? How does an LMHR control the higher cholesterol? Data was gathered by Dr. Tro Kalayjian's team using some if his LMHR patients. The studies highlight the cholesterol conundrum. Vinnie asks Dave about a second study called “the Twin Study." (48:30) The finding claimed the benefits of a vegan diet, but the standards used are questionable. Dave is working on a documentary with the team that made “Fat Fiction.” (53:00) There are a lot of key moments captured in it, as well as a lot of frustrating stories because of the misunderstandings around high LDL. Vinnie is impressed with the variety of input he’s getting for the documentary. Look for Vinnie’s NSNG® VIP Community and sign up for the waitlist! Go to to sign up! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!
63:41 2/23/24
The Benefits of Fresh Air & Sleep - Episode 2452
Episode 2452 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss the benefits of fresh air, plenty of sleep, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/02/benefits-of-fresh-air-sleep-episode-2452 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - The Benefits of Fresh Air & Sleep Gina’s been walking a lot now that the heavy rain is done. (3:00) Vinnie loves shooting archery, kayaking, rowing—anything to get outdoors. There are many basic physiological reasons to get outside. (9:00) People from different regions handle things like weather and temperature differently. It’s about perception and what you’re willing to do. He shares a story about a friend who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (20:00) The friend explains how he trained for the race. Vinnie explains a “man on the street” series he has seen on Instagram. (23:00) The people he sees in them are all in good shape with various approaches to lifestyle. However, there is one thing in common: they all get 8 hours of sleep. In retrospect, Vinnie believes he could have given himself cancer years ago because he ran himself into the ground. He worked long hours and then trained for ultra cycling, but would only get 4-5 hours of sleep each night. Gina is so glad that the trend is now recognizing the importance of getting enough sleep. If you’re not going to rest, your body will make you rest, but getting ill. Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
34:20 2/21/24
NSNG® 101: Mobility Exercises and More - Episode 2451
Episode 2451 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino review fitness crazes, NSNG® 101 exercises for mobility, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - NSNG® 101: Mobility Exercises and More It’s been quite a while since Vinnie has been in the center aisles of the grocery store and tells the story of what he witnessed. (3:00) Anna is well aware of all the aisles and also knows what it costs to get products on the shelves. Big Food keeps you coming back for more and keeps your addiction to fake foods going strong. Anna recently visited her Dad and stepmom in Alabama. (10:00) People don’t even realize they are addicted until they aren’t (addicted). There is always difficulty in proselytizing to family and friends. Some people know better but still choose fake foods anyway. She tells of a recent sauce demo in Santa Barbara. (18:00) She met a very kind older couple who were at the store to buy all the Snapple—no, really—ALL of the Snapple. Vinnie emphasizes to stay away from non-food “foods” (19:30) Your best bet for better health is sticking to one ingredient, real, whole foods. The "ingredient list" on a steak is just steak. Fitness Crazes and Mobility Exercises The duo goes through a list of fitness crazes from over the years and reviews which ones seem effective or not. (21:00) They chat about stretch classes, yoga, barre, pilates, water aerobics, and more. Vinnie shares a cautionary tale about one type of “gym” he went to. Water aerobics is great for geriatric folks or people with joint or spine issues. Vinnie loves a good sauna. (36:00) Sweating is good for you—it gets the toxins out. Mobility exercises are great for ROM (range of motion). (39:00) Vinnie explains the differences between dynamic and static stretching. (41:00) Do not bounce on a stretched muscle! Anna asks him what some of the worst exercise crazes or gadgets he’s seen in his 40 years as a trainer. (47:00) He shares stories of ineffective ab machines, rubber suits, jiggle machines, and much more. Some companies that make those gadgets don’t care if they work, they just want to make a sale. They know they will sell because everyone wants “the promise.” They both share stories of infomercials they worked on. (59:00) Anna is going to be doing a cooking video in the VIP community tonight! They discuss Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book. (47:00) You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
70:42 2/19/24
Creating Community with Eric Reynolds - Episode 2450
Episode 2450 - On this Friday's show Vinnie Tortorich welcomes retired law enforcement officer Eric Reynolds and they discuss success with keto, creating community, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/02/creating-community-with-eric-reynolds-episode-2450 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Creating Community Vinnie found Eric on X/Twitter. (2:00) He is a success story with the ketogenic lifestyle and has the nickname “KetoFiveO.” He was a police officer in Florida and shared some experiences while being an officer. (4:00) The stress of his job was adding to his negative health; he reviews his health history and his introduction to keto. (10:30) He’s turned off from medications because of the condition of people he found with pills while on duty. (14:00) Vinnie talks about the black-and-white viewpoints that some doctors have (meaning not very flexible in their approaches). His neck pain and the approach the doctor wanted to take compared to what he found worked for him. He found some natural remedies that help with relief Eric meets with others in the law enforcement and first responders community to help them get help, both with PTSD and well as metabolic help. (22:00) Like a lot of people, he has a lot of frustration and feels like he’s been poisoned by propaganda from special interests. It makes it difficult for people to get accurate information and help themselves. Vinnie asks him to explain the Thin Blue Line flag and how his organization “Cops and Campers” got started. (25:00) Eric loves the idea of creating a community for his fellow first responders. Eric shares how he and his wife came to travel in RVs and explains all the benefits that his family is experiencing. (32:00) He has become a health coach and he’s looking forward to helping others, but is learning to navigate social media. (39:00) Eric shares some of the events he’d like to have shortly. They switch the focus to Eric’s mother and her becoming involved in work in following Griselda, the drug “queen pin.” (47:00) He shares a variety of stories from his mom’s history. You can find him at He is also at Look for Vinnie’s NSNG® VIP Community and sign up for the waitlist! Go to to sign up! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!
65:39 2/16/24
Pay Now or Pay Later - Episode 2449
Episode 2449 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss investing time to exercise and the lesson of "pay now or pay later", and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/02/pay-now-pay-later-episode-2449 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Pay Now or Pay Later Gina is feeling “soft and succulent” after being cooped up from all the recent California rain. (2:00) Vinnie relays a story from when he moved in CA in 1991. Vinnie recently spoke to someone whose philosophy was a bit different than his when it comes to success & money. (10:00) It's not about "luck," it's about planning and putting in the work and having patience. He relates buying a car to investing in yourself. Gina understands betting on yourself in terms of delayed gratification. (16:30) There’s a social media trend about “treating yourself”--but it all centers around not really delaying gratification. Finances and health are very similar - you need to invest in yourself for the future. (20:00) They discuss country musician Toby Keith’s passing away. Because Vinnie works out every day, he is ready at any time for a physical challenge--he invests the time daily. Mind Manipulation Gina reads  and article about processed foods and how they are manipulated to be addicted. (25:00)  explains how scientists hired by Big Food help figure out “bliss points” of flavors and texture to keep you addicted. You can purchase it easily by going to Vinnie's Book Club and buying . Don’t believe it? Eat a 16 oz. steak compared to a 16 oz. bag of Doritos and see which one satisfies you and keeps you full. Your body keeps releasing insulin to cover all the food you eat, especially carbs. (28:00) He explains ghrelin, leptin, and insulin with an example about beer. Food addiction is tough because your body needs food as fuel to survive. Vegetables naturally have carbs, so you don’t need pasta, bread, etc. (32:00) Vinnie’s been enjoying eating fish all week.(33:00) They talk about steak and finding deals. Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Go check out her socials--she shares some relatively recent news. Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
43:10 2/14/24
NSNG® 101: Cardio Training - Episode 2448
Episode 2448 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino review NSNG® 101 with cardio training for your general health, the benefits of Zone 2 training, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/02/nsng-101-cardio-training-episode-2448 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - NSNG® 101: Cardio Training Vinnie and Anna have another episode chock full of great information! Grab your pen and paper and take notes if you can! You may need to listen to this one a couple of times! A little chat about the movie “Vision Quest” leads into the topic for today: cardio training. (2:00) The show got a compliment the other day. (5:00) Vinnie is providing as many tools as he can, especially in the VIP group. Anna will be doing a cooking demo in the group soon. Aerobics or Cardio training is your friend. (7:45) Vinnie explains his approach to cardio goals. (10:00) Anna asks Vinnie about his longer hikes and what he takes with him. There are different ways to make exercise fun for yourself. (16:30) Vinnie often talks about an hour of cardio a day—it wasn’t that long ago that that was the norm. Now people spend more time on their phone or at a computer than they do doing cardio. (18:15) They discuss the idea of boredom during exercise. (19:00) There are a wide variety of ways to get cardio in. They also chat about getting sun in. Weight-bearing exercise: if you are an avid cyclist or swimmer, you still have to get on your feet and do weight-bearing exercise. (29:00) Weight-bearing exercise is how you build your bones up. Breaking up an hour of cardio into 2 or 3 parts is still great! (33:00) All About Zones Zone 2: What is it and why does it matter? (35:00) He gives examples of all four Zones. Everything is working in your favor in Zone 2. (36:30) HIIT is in Zone 4 and no longer burning fat. Anna asks about needing sugar in the blood for homeostasis. (40:30) Yes, in Zone 4 you may—but it only takes 1 teaspoon, not “carb loading.” You are not maximizing your potential by doing HIIT every day. (41:00) Your body needs 3-4 days to recover after long HIIT workouts. Don’t go doing Zone 4 every day to give yourself an excuse to have a donut. You’re still damaging your body with the sugar. HIIT is only good for increasing your VO2 Max. Vinnie explains building up your VO2 Max. (45:00) For all the cardio he does, Vinnie only seldom does intervals. How do you calculate Zone 2 for yourself, and do you need a heart rate monitor? (50:00) You don’t need a super fancy or expensive heart rate monitor to get your basic info. You can just take your pulse, but that can be tricky. Vinnie shares how to calculate your Zone 2 heart rate. (57:15) Take 180 minus your age. (Do not use 220 as your starting point; that is for calculating *maximum* heart rate). If you are a sedentary person, then minus 5 points. If you are already in good shape, you can add 5 points. The goal is 70-79 % of your maximum heart rate. Anna reminds us of many different grocery store chains where you can find her amazing sauces! They discuss Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book. (47:00) You can preorder it from . [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
65:53 2/12/24
Big Game Food with Gina Grad - Episode 2447
Episode 2447 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss Big Game food and fake foods, the environment, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com/2024/02/big-game-food-fake-food-gina-grad-episode-2447 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Big Game Food and Fake Foods Vinnie contemplates the possibility of more NSNG hats. (2:00) He shares a recent conversation he had with neighbors of his. (3:00) They discuss a bit about the changes in the environment and how most of it is from industrialization, yet cows get blamed. (5:30) Fake meats are being pushed, but people aren’t buying them. European countries are putting bans on 3D printed fake meats and frankenfood. (10:00) Then some yummy food talk happens. (12:00) The Super Bowl is coming up, and they share some ideas about both team strategies. (15:00) Gina and Bald Bryan (Bryan Bishop) have a Super Bowl tradition. Vinnie and Gina share some of their favorite game snacks. (23:00) Gina’s air fryer onion rings are amazing and she’s sharing her recipe here at ( Quick story from Gina about how the best scientists in the world work for labs that make frankenfood. (27:00) Leona makes a quick appearance on the show. (31:30) And just like that this (normally Wednesday) show gets posted so you can have some great ideas for the Super Bowl! Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: https://twitter.com/VinnieTortorich Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
36:43 2/9/24
Five Minutes of Fame - Episode 2446
Episode 2446 - On this Wednesday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad discuss the cost of five minutes of fame, "pinching an inch," electric stimulation of the muscles, and more. [libsyn_podcast id=29835178] PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS   YOU CAN WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - Five Minutes of Fame Get ready for a few moments of country music trivia. (2:00) Vinnie shares his screen with Gina and plays a commercial for the "Special K pinch", from the 1980s. Only 40 years ago, being able to pinch an inch was considered “too fat." (13:00) They chat about other things that reflect a different standard than today. This isn’t meant to shame—it’s merely an observation of the difference in the decades. He reflects upon his recent conversation with Lori Fetrick () regarding “influencers” who have died. (16:00) Unfortunately, sometimes the cost of five minutes of fame is detrimental. Gina asks about a biotech gadget and “health-enhancing apparel” that apparently stimulates your muscles. (20:00) Vinnie answers about e-stimulation for muscles and discerns the B.S. from the truth. He then describes what happened on a recent international flight. (29:00) Gina has a new Instagram and a new website, . Vinnie's rumble channel: Vinnie's X/Twitter channel: https://twitter.com/VinnieTortorich Check out Gina's book . She also co-hosts with Bryan Bishop for @LAmag on the Bryan & Gina Show, which you can find on any podcast platform and . Vinnie shares an update to his website that you’ll want to check out: a VIP section! Go to   to join the waitlist! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
36:56 2/7/24
NSNG® 101: Strength Training - Episode 2445
Episode 2445 - On this Monday's show Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino review NSNG® 101 with strength training, finding workarounds when excuses come up, and more. https://vinnietortorich.com//2024/02/nsng-101-strength-training-episode-2445 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES ON YOUTUBE - NSNG® 101: Strength Training After chatting about musician David Crosby, Vinnie and Anna answer where to find Anna’s “Bachelor Chili” recipe on . Vinnie shares his cardio goal progress. (6:00) You gotta keep fitting in exercise; life is messy, but you gotta work around it. He challenges some of the most common excuses he hears about exercise. He recommends a TRX system and explains what it is. Anna lives in a small town and has found equipment on Facebook Marketplace. (15:00) There are ways around not having a gym membership. (18:30) The essential moves are push, pull, and leg; some basic equipment will get you there! You can do each movement to failure twice a week and can cause hypertrophy (muscle growth). (20:00) At the very least, you can slow down sarcopenia. Stay away from steroids.  He goes over some of the exercises that are great for NSNG® 101 strength training—grab a pen! (22:45) Get ready for leg day. Never skip leg day! (31:30) He talks about what he does for abs—it’s not as much as you think! (36:00) The key to great abs is to go to failure. (37:15) Slow way down, focus, and feel everything working. You can send any questions to Anna and Vinnie on X and they will address them in future episodes as well as the NSNG® VIP Community. (38:15) They chat a bit about the occasional pushback they get online. (40:00) Vinnie shares a story from the grocery store and buying steak. (45:30) They discuss Anna’s upcoming Eat Happy Italian book. (47:00) You can preorder it from . Vinnie talks about a great gift he got a few years ago from a listener. (50:00) Listen next week to get advice on Cardio 101! [the_ad id="20253"] PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE (2022) The documentary launched on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Then, Share this link with friends, too! It's also now available on Amazon (the USA only for now)!  Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2 (2021) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter! FAT: A DOCUMENTARY (2019) Visit my new Documentaries HQ to find my films everywhere: Then, please share my fact-based, health-focused documentary series with your friends and family. The more views, the better it ranks, so please watch it again with a new friend! REVIEWS: Please submit your REVIEW after you watch my films. Your positive REVIEW does matter!  
56:14 2/5/24

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