Hey everybody I LOVED this interview with Sinead Urwin! She really knows her stuff, and there’s several actionable, meaningful health tips in this episode.
Here’s her bio: Sinead developed a passion for holistic nutritious living, and left her successful career in the world of corporate investment banking to create her company My Body One Life.
She has an M.A. in Holistic Wellness, and studied with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a Registered Holistic Health & Nutrition Consultant.
She lives by and teaches a synergistic nutritional approach to life, which includes the Ketogenic Lifestyle and diet.
0-4 minutes: The Ketogenic Lifestyle helped Sinead overcome several health challenges.
A Ketogenic means limiting carbohydrates in favor of healthy fats and protein sources.
The Ketogenic Lifestyle is about teaching the body to use its own fat resources as fuel.
“We’ve created the vast majority of our diseases.”
Utilization of ketones for energy instead of glucose.
4:35 “The Ketogenic lifestyle is the most healing lifestyle out there.”
5:40 Health challenges Sinead has overcome through nutrition.
6:10 The dangers of being an uneducated teenage vegetarian.
10:00 How “The Matrix” failed Sinead.
11;20 “There is a huge void between what our doctors are telling us and what our own inner doctors are capable of.”
11:30 The body was built to heal.
13:20 The continual learning curve of good health.
18:30 How to get started on a Ketogenic Lifestyle.
20:30 Sources of good fats. Nuts, seeds, avocados, good quality meats, olive oil. Make 70-80% of caloric intake. Protein 15-20%, carbs 5-10%.
21:20 Meal and snack ideas.
23:00 On hormones and satiety.
28:30 “The vast majority of us are mineral deficient. We can eat all the broccoli, kale and spinach we like but we still won’t get enough minerals.”
30:20 Best sources of protein.
31:30 On meat and eggs. The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs. The problem with factory raised meat and eggs.
35:30 “Would you rather pay the health food store now or the doctor and pharmacist later?”
36:01 The case for the real cost of foods. Healthy foods are the right price, cheap foods are subsidized and artificially cheap.
37:27 “When you eat, think about nutrient density per bite.”
38:00 5 questions Sinead was completely unprepared for:
Q: What is your favorite breakfast?
A: Eggs, avocado and spinach.
“The more food that turns to sugar in the body, the more inflammation you are creating.”
Q: What is your favorite lunch?
A: A kale and brussel sprout salad with a cashew dressing and coconut tofu.
-On Tofu. The problem with the “veggie meats.”
Q: What is your favorite dinner?
A: Wild salmon with kale and spinach salad, or zucchini noodles with tomato sauce. Raw cheese, almond butter, chocolate, some red wine.
44:49 a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting go hand in hand.
Q: Favorite form of exercise?
A: Running with her dogs. Running is her therapy. Every morning.
Q: How many hours a week do you workout?
A: An hour a day, seven days a week.
46:00 On Cryotherapy.
51:00 On the holistic nature of health.
53:00 “Don’t accept your issues as the norm. We were created to live with energy, vibrancy, positivity, and good health.”
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Note that this information is presented as educational in nature and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure or prevent any disease.