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Hi, it's Lisa Ling. I am so excited about this season. We explore such a diverse array of topics. So please join me for another incredible journey BRUCE'S life with Lisa Ling Sundays at ten pm on CNN. The Dow has clawed back more than four hundred points from session lows. The kind of they took your eyes off the screen, the market change, we could be positive in the next hour, Vokes. This is what's driving today on Tuesday, October, the twenty. Third back from the brink the Dow was I was saying is clawing its way back after Bertel. They've stocks Saudi Arabia, signs, billions of dollars of deals as it does in the desert is underway and how would you spend two billion dollars? I really wanna know all to the lead director of America's largest ever lottery. I'm calling this. Okay. We have to remind everyone the Dow is still on track for its worst month. In two years here in the quest means business trading post. It was a sea of red still is pretty much, but a lot of stocks coming back. The Dow was off more than five hundred points at one point Tuesday morning before hauling back, much of that loss tech stocks once a bright spot in this market are taking some of the heaviest losses though for part of today's session than as deck was technically in correction territory, more than ten percent below this year's previous peak before staging, somewhat of a partial rebound Christina, unless she has been washed watching all the action from the new York Stock Exchange today. I mean, Christina, we watched it kind of triumph pull its way back, but this is this is quite a comeback today. Bargain-hunters out there. Absolutely. You saw some buying and I think this is the new normal, right? We saw very dramatic low at the open throughout the morning, the Dow down by five hundred points. Now it's only down by one hundred look. This is what it's going to be like for the next couple of months. Volatility is back. Nobody knows if we're going down much further from here, but one thing is for sure we're going to see a lot of days like this, and it's perfectly understandable that investors are reacting to the negative headlines book. The US economy is coming off of a sugar high from the corporate tax cuts at the very same time that it's facing headwinds from the impending trade wars specifically with China's that this is what companies are grappling with and the and the timing of all of this coming together is what has investors so nervous, of course, against the backdrop of potential hike in interest rates. You put that all together and investors are in a rather negative mood. Look to your point. They are. Using these opportunities to go in and bargain hunt and to the buying. We'll see what happens later on in the week when we have some of the big tech companies reporting earnings, I think investors are going to pay very close attention to those earnings as well as mackinac figures that we get later in the week. All yeah, and we will continue stay tuned throughout the hour Christina to see a could even term positive. Appreciate it. Now, disappointing forecasts from some of the Dow's industrial giants sent stocks spiraling downward. Let's take a look at the reports just out from three bastions of US. Manufacturing Caterpillar says costs going up because of those US tariffs. Now that's despite the company reporting its best adver. I want to trust that best ever. Third quarter profit, c. three m meantime, warned two thousand eight or earnings would be lower than expected if blame those currency fluctuation. But a lot of people blaming that strong US dollars. Third quarter sales meantime were shy of analyst forecasts, and that was the real story there and Harley Davidson revealed its steepest decline. In US sales in eight years, bad news all around there. Although strong demand was coming from overseas, it made up for a lot of that leaving Harley with a big rise in quarterly profit. Another companies warning, it's another company though. That's also warning tariffs are leading to higher costs. Our Claire Sebastian has been following it all you. And I were saying before the show, we kind of have to check to see where these these stocks for at a lot of people might be bargain-hunting. But as Christina was saying, a lot of technicals going forward for twenty eighteen. It's just it just is that headwind it's impossible to ignore. Yeah, this is not the same climate that we were in six months ago, suddenly not the same climate that we were in a year ago. And I think it's interesting when you look at these these because Cetinje cats Peres is really the the baffling one. In some ways today it's still down seven percent, even in the market is climbing back and this really wasn't that bad of anonymous report. They as you say, it was their best quarter in history. They beat expectations on top and bottom nine. They even said that they see China continuing to grow going forward and they are going to be able to offset the costs of Taras. I think the question that the mom. Gives us today is, is this as good as it gets cats, but it was the pas on the cost of tariffs to consumers. If global growth is slowing, will they still be able to do that? And it just revives the whole narrative around this trade will. And yet we have, we've had a lot of different talk from both China and the United States on that trade war. We did have in fact, China saying, we're not that worried about the trade war which kind of sent people. You got people, especially in Asia, even more upset thinking this could go on for a long time. When you look at that forward guidance for any of these companies, whether you're talking about Harley Davidson, I think it's not looking as rosy as it wasn't twenty eighteen is it really isn't. I mean, how Hani was an interesting one because they are being hit from all sides by different kinds of tires. Reading some of the numbers, they said, fifteen, twenty million for the years, the cost steel and I let me tariffs approximately twenty five million for the e u tariff. That's those reciprocal tariffs that, uh, specifically targeting motorbike sales and said that since the US has increased tariffs doesn't products coming in from China, that's going to add an extra three billion. That's, you know, north of forty, four million. For the year and extra cost. So this is new. Well, we'll highly did actually beat expectations in terms of profits. They are seeing, you know, falling sales in the US and they do have to stay on the toes, and this is just making it even more difficult. We did see one stock that was update, which was McDonald's. It was up between five and six percent. The last time I looked interesting that it was able I in in that in that moment to continue. We have it up there now more than six percents. We have a very busy earnings week Clara in terms of looking forward, especially when it comes to that forward guidance with the market expecting. I think that pretty jittery, I think that's the sense we're getting. I mean, there are a lot of big tech companies. Those are the the real big ones that everyone's been making for tests. Right is out tomorrow. Then we get alphabet. Amazon, snap, Twitter, Microsoft associates Moore, you name it. I think people are going to be looking at them and and you know, there are different issues, rounding those stocks, things like that. Can they keep up with the prophets they'd be making versus the revenues? These are all high revenue companies a bit. It is going to be able to about the guy that this is a. This is a moment where we, we're still seeing a bit of their. Of the overhang from the tax cut was still seeing strong growth in the US, but will it continue. I think that's the question. Everyone extraordinary that had analysts saying that the valuations were just fine. Thank you very much. Now, even at these levels evaluations looking, you know, a pretty high Claire continues to follow. It is a very busy earnings, weak force, appreciate it. Now we want to take a look at how the markets in Europe closed. They were down across the board as you see them there on a day when the EU commission, they didn't fucked reject Italy's, big spending budget proposals, asking Rome to revise them and submit a new plan within three weeks. It's the first time to European Commission has rejected a Member State's budget. Since the euro was introduced, we now turn to Saudi Arabia and the investment conference dubbed Davos in the desert. It is now underway despite the international outcry over the killing of Jamal. You show Shoghi. Now, a raft of top business leaders have pulled out as we've been covering here, but even if they don't want to be seen with the deep pocketed Saudis right now, they still want their money. They are being. Heard Riyadh said it signed deals worth about thirty four billion dollars on day one. And that includes energy contracts involving operators from eight countries among them France and South Korea. Now SoftBank CEO muscle. You must they? Well, she son was scheduled to speak at the conference, but that's not happening now. And it's unclear if you will even be there. Now I want you to remember. He launched ninety three billion dollar tech fund last year with Saudi Arabia, putting up half of that money. That was some of the big headline is good insight into that. Again, John, thanks so much. You know, I know it's not business as usual, but I have that unsettling feeling that that's where we're headed. And John continues to cover all of this forest from a Saudi Arabia. Appreciate it. Now, two years ago, US farmers in their droves voted for Donald Trump. Now with midterms, fast approaching their loyalty and the farming sector is self or being put to the test as that trade with China s. And we delve into tech stocks on a formal, take just a horrible day for the NASDAQ. It is still flirting with correction. We'll have that. Hey, it's Howard Beck, and I've got to bias Harrison the clippers on Bleacher reports. Forty-eight I'd is about seventy percent vegan base or plant base in every now, and then I'll give myself the freedom that if I want to go be fish, which I do like I keep it open for myself. The full forty eight is now available on Spotify. And of course you can always listen subscribe all the Bleacher report app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Okay. Just two weeks left before US midterm elections than the struggle for seats on Capitol Hill is being fought right across the country. Some of the tightest races for the house of representatives right there in yellow on this map. Are you guessed it in those farming states, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas. In the US heartland. There are a lot of people really feeling the consequences of the president's trade war was China. CNN has been speaking to some of these voters in Wisconsin. Dairy farmers told us uncertainty over trade is literally choking there in the street. We are a family owned cheese business. We buy the milk from one hundred and thirty Wisconsin family owned dairy farms. Everyday cheese businesses don't make a ton of money, but what used to be profitable business? We're now losing money on. Ask any business owner and they'll tell you, economic uncertainty threatens stir company. But here in Wisconsin, dairy farmers are especially stressed because in some ways they have to predict the future trees. We're talking about for Mexico or Canada. We made a year ago and we thought we knew what the trade rules we're going to be. The question is what cheesed we make today for a year from now, because what are the trade rules going to be Mexico and China targeted America's dairy industry was up to one billion dollars in tariffs on milk and cheese. It's retaliation for the tariffs. President Trump slapped on billions of dollars of products that they export to the US. We are going to win the great state of Wisconsin. I think it is interesting when you look at the states that kinda got hit the hardest, they've tended to be the ones that have supported the current administration in a win for Trump Canada agreed in September, to set new quotas for dairy imports from the US. But in certainty has already taken. It's toll an escalating trade dispute with China still looms. We have thirteen robots and milk cows daily on on this farm. Stories, a great company. It's a family owned company. It is neat because it's only the community awaits six, seven miles from our farm, everything on our farm. All our milk goes to satori. They have to succeed than than it helps us succeed. As a farmer. I'm watched dairy markets all the time daily there on my phone, your ipad, you're watching it. You're trying to work relationships. And if these terrorists don't improve, it's going to continue to be tough. But when things are a little bit slower from from economic capacity, it can resonate your hardware store, your feed mill, your veterinary, and they're all part of our community. There. People Plymouth is a vibrant small town America. If we don't have access to the export markets, we're going to stop growing, stop, adding jobs. If the export markets close to Derry, there will be fewer family farms, and you know, fewer manufacturing jobs, we're trying to hold onto business, and that's really frustrating. We would rather be spending our efforts and resources on growing the business in markets that have been good to us. You know the last few years. CNN's Dan merica is your and you know you were just telling me what a place like that. Me too small town, Wisconsin. You've done something really interesting in terms of deep diving into this election explained to me, what does it mean the kitchen table election. It's significant because these are trombone. There's these are the base. These are people that elected him in two thousand sixteen and what they do. Twenty eighteen twenty twenty and beyond really will matter because it will tell us whether this, you know, Trump bump was a one time thing or whether it continues. And when you lay a map down of where trade tariffs are really impacting farmers, it's the same place that he got a lot of votes, which was intentional by China and other places. The the thing that I think really I took away from this is that this trade war has become a referendum on these folks toughness on the idea that they can weather the storm that is being implemented, put on them by the Trump administration their question, their vote in two thousand sixteen. But the reality is they remain very loyal to him. That's cultural. That's also they re with them on other policies, but it's because they don't. Want to acknowledge in some cases that they may have made a mistake in two thousand sixteen and thinking the trade talk wouldn't impact them. And that's why it's really significant going forward because will that continue into twenty twenty when Trump want runs. Again, we'll these folks by the trade message that he is selling or will they think twice and maybe say, well, look what you did in the last four years. I may try and go another way. Democrats had not had success with these voters, and these folks are not folks that are going to be willing to listen to Democrats. In many cases, they agree or disagree with them on a host of policies, but if Democrats can reach out to these, these voters, there is a way for them to make inroads in rural America with certain type of messaging that would resonate, especially at times like this when their bottom lines are being directly impact. Right now they've been able to make those inroads actually went on trade. If you look at what Bernie Sanders has said, it's not that dissimilar to what Donald Trump has said. I want wanna point something. You said something about farmers needing to remain resilient and the administration hoping they can hang on. I want you to listen now to the agriculture secretary who spoke to me a little while ago, but this various you take a listen. We'll be legitimate anxiety. It's a little bit like a drought. You don't know when it's gonna end. Is it going to rain tomorrow next week? And you're sitting there with a legitimate anxiety. But the good news is farmers are pretty supportive of understanding why these things are taking place and they, they understand a lot more than I think many people do in terms of understanding it, though I can tell you what they understand is that they don't want to put tens of thousands of dollars into expanding or buying you a quick right now. They're scared secretary Perdue well, that's that's the way business works. Obviously when there's uncertainty, we see those kind of things go out in the marketplace. So you're not going to have people go out and a new lot of investment during these periods of time until the trades get resolved, but it's not. It's uncertainty of the Trump administration's making. I think a lot of people, a lot of farmers want to know what's the end game here and how soon will we see it again, I think we need to China that when China going to stop the unfair retaliation. Are they're gonna, do fair trading practices, one of their going to nut stop, stealing, intellectual property. Those are the kind of things. This is not on President Trump, not on the United States. He simply responding to unfair trade practices that have taken place over a number of years. And then the, I guess what I'm trying to get it there. I mean, the farmers are willing to take some short painting short-term pain here because they don't like the trade rules. How long do you think? How long do you think their patients is really a lot is pretty telling what he said is this is not on President Trump. There are a lot of farmers who don't agree with that. They agree that President Trump has ratchet up this rhetoric and some of this is on him. That doesn't mean they won't vote for him or will hold their nose in some cases and vote for Republicans and twenty eighteen. But it's a pretty risky bet for the administration be saying, this isn't on the president. This is on China. These farmers are going to blame China. Sure. Maybe some of them will. But if you have to press turnout in some of these key states where governors races, house races, and most importantly, especially in two thousand eighteen Senate races where there's so many red states rural states that are at play for Republicans and they need them to keep to keep control the Senate. That's a risky bet Republicans. And you've got to imagine that if two years down the line when President Trump is running again and he's out there rallying his base, will these farmers be depr-. Rest and not be willing to come out. I talked to some farmers who went to Trump's inauguration. They were such big supporters who went to rallies if his across the country. These are big time Trump supporters, and even they are questioning, is this worth it for me? You know, he said he wanted to make America. Great. Again, some of them are now thinking he wanted to make America great again at my expense for let you go to, you know, if you're a democrat right now on these areas, what are you thinking? Not just for the midterms, but really looking forward to twenty twenty. How do you, how do you get them for a democrat in these areas? I mean, they're all different. You know, Democrats in California, Wisconsin have a more vibrant part than, say, Kansas, for example, in other states that I went to, but these are kind of incremental steps. You think if you're a democrat in Kansas right now, you haven't had many good years for the party it till you've taken a beating over the last three decades. If these tariffs are impacting farmers bottom line and the Democratic Party of Kansas can offer a difference or some policy proposes that help them out and propose things that they're open to listening to. If you can make those incremental steps. They may be able to make broader in roads when it comes to red states like that, it's it's going to be a long process because they have taken such a beating over the last thirty years, but that's kind of what they're thinking. They're hardy bunch as well. I mean, if you're a democrat in Kansas, you already a democrat, so they think that they can make inroads with voters like this and it remains to be seen, but they certainly are hopeful two weeks amid terms, two years Danna expects to seeing you hear a lot about that. I'll be back. Okay. I love this part of the show even though I can't join in time to get your phones out, everyone has an opinion on this. And I mean everyone go to CNN dot com slash join. We're about to ask you how you would spend a two billion dollar lottery jackpot and we'll put your suggestions to the man who runs the whole thing. He's sitting right here because tonight the US is on lottery tender hooks. The mega millions jackpot is estimated to be the nation's largest ever. One lucky player could land the big prize approximately one point, six billion dollars, and that's not all Wednesday's Powerball. Jackpot stands at six hundred and twenty million. It just gets better. So in the space of twenty four hours more than two point, two billion dollars is up to. I mean, it's breathtaking to even just say that the amount spent on lottery tickets is equal to about three hundred and twenty five dollars per year for every adult in the United States that's just over sixty percent of the money taken in ticket sales and handed out in. Prizes. Now, as many people know, the rest goes into states and local governments coffers for good things like healthcare. So our question for you tonight magin you won the whole two billion dollars or thereabouts the whole shebang. I know you don't have a problem imagining night. What's the first thing you would do with the money? Save it, spend it donate it or invest it, go to CNN dot com. Slash join and place your votes. We'll put them to our next guest, a Gordon, but Denic and he you are the director of this whole shebang. This must be a heck of a lot of fun when people get this enthusiasts. Just doesn't happen very often. And so this is just a thrill for everybody and it's like a a national cultural phenomenon. Everybody's talking about it. Everybody's buying some tickets. It's it's just a big national party right now and we're joining it. We're writing that way. I, I have to put this out there. Some people say that, look, if you look at all those stats, we just had the stat on right there you to be same odds of getting struck by lightning and bitten by a shark same time. What do you say to people about the odds? Somebody's gonna win regardless somebody's gonna win. Plus there's lots of other prizes. I mean, people forget that second prize is a million dollars nothing to sneeze at third prizes, ten thousand. And so there are nine levels of prizes. People win all the time. But of course those super big jackpots are what brings out everybody to play. But people are wondering why it's gotten so big like this time around what's happened here. Why is it going to this? This has been rolling up since July and we've actually had a fairly slow roll. And of course, when there isn't a top tier win. You know, those funds go into the next one and it just keeps building and building. And we've noticed that after about twenty or twenty two draws, it starts to just pick up. Momentum is snowball effect. And what we're seeing now is just the the, the ultimate of that snowball effect and everybody will. They have foam, oh, fear of missing out. So everybody needs to get a ticket now and it's just the natural sort of the lifestyle of the game. Now does that someone has to win and someone does. Sometimes it's groups of people. More heart warming for you because some people say, all the money will ruin you. You don't want it anyway, is that the proofs for all those stories are are really just exceptions. Most people do really well. In fact, it was a great new study. I think it came out of Sweden recently where they studied lottery winners and their lives are better. And of course, we know that and there are so many lottery winners around the country. I think thousands of billionaires every year among all the different lotteries and you never hear about all the great things that they do and to your poll question earlier, you know, one of the answers might be all of the above and I think we've seen that and they're some great heart warming stories out there, and we're happy to help. They have some software. We do have some of the poll according to those of you voting on CNN dot com slash join. Most of you are saying, invest it. That's great for the show, it probably has to do about the audience and yet I'm sure that you have very good stories as well. Giving it to charity right people create their own foundations and you think about really wealthy people, what do they do Bill Gates, he's. A philanthropist. Now he's giving away his money, and so we, we see those stories all the time and for these kinds of amounts, it's very common and I think it's very gratifying for the people to, yeah, it really is in terms of seeing their money. And that doesn't include all the family members that you probably give your money to. Now we have another question laundered Gordon if you won the jackpot, how would you want the money? So it's one big lump sum or you would take the payment in installments every year. So we didn't get it all at once. It would be portioned out over a number of years. The installment option means you actually walk away with more in the end. A lottery winner needs to somewhere to put all of that money. Of course, at this point in time when you're looking at it and we had trouble kind of going over the details, how it works. So if someone had to ask you, you're the guy, I'm asking your advice. Do I take it in a lump sum? Or do I take it in installments? What would you say? Depends on your level of self discipline. If you're fairly disciplined about it and know how to manage your money. Actually, the lump sum is better because the way we calculate the cash option is to discount that future stream of cash flows at a relatively low interest rate, basically treasury bills. And when you do that, you come up with the cash number that is fairly low. So any sophisticated in this can probably beat that number by investing. About now, if you don't have self discipline and you go off and you spend it all, then obviously you're probably better off taking the eight just as a check on your own impulses. If you will, what is more popular normally wouldn't hold on. Almost everybody takes cash seriously like, oh, almost every. I'm some I take. I take cash, and I guess given the diversity of the people playing lottery, I know rich people win sometimes too. But really there are a lot of stories of people who've been working forty years in the same job that all of a sudden win the lottery and can say goodbye to a job. They really hate. Absolutely. But you know what's on the number of people who don't quit their jobs. And it makes their lives better. Maybe not if you win one point, six billion, but certainly win. Let's say only a few million people have you know, connections worth. They enjoy work and it's amazing how many people's lifestyles don't change that much, but it just gets a little easier. You don't worry about paying your bills. You can put away money for your college kids, college education. You don't have to worry about, you know, the the, the tax collector coming along. So it's a great comfort to people, and that's why you know, especially this recent study that came out why people's lives are better. Definitely. And just like you said, the enthusiasm, we can all put ourselves in those shoes. Right? I don't know why we can all imagine it so easily, but we can't, but you don't really selling is the dream and it's all about, you know, you can go to the movies and spend ten bucks, and for two hours you'll laugh. Cry. Have a nice experience. Talk about it with your friends, spend ten dollars for mega millions and do the same thing, two hours, you know, think cry, happy, whatever. Talk about. It's like rooting for your sports team. You know, fresh talking your friends, if you don't win that we can do it all again, the next you Gordon. Thanks so much for the appreciate what would we keeping track of Mark leisure. Gosh, if someone doesn't win. According to our voters, we're just gonna give you that last vote on CNN dot com. Slash join. Most people say, Yup, Gordon guessed it. They're taking that lump sum, they're going with the money baby. Good luck to absolutely everyone. Now a lottery winner needs somewhere to put all that money this week, Richard has been busy, exploring Kenya's mobile revolution. Take a listen. So it's mobile, thanking in east Africa, Crespi is business comes live from derailed Thursday and Friday. We'll be looking at high tech east Africa. How about thanking revolutions really taken off quite simply it's easy to mow on pay with your phone, but in London Paris, oh, unusual business life from groping him fried. Okay. Now you know, which we'll be looking for. You'll you'll be speaking to the politicians looking to take one of Africa's largest economies that buried next level. That's eight pm in London, ten PM in Nairobi up next. China open the world's longest seabirds Tuesday, linking Hong Kong Macau mainland China. Now it is of course, an engineering feat that connects China very own bay area, but it's not with, oh controversy. Supporters, say it will boost tourism and shave hours off of commutes. But critics argue, it's a way for Beijing tighten scrip over semi autonomous Hong Kong. CNN's will Ripley has more. Rarely does anything small, but even by Beijing standings. This is big. So pig Chinese president Xi. She paying attended the opening ceremony. I don't use this massive fifty, five kilometer, thirty four mile bridge is the longest sea crossing ever connecting to Chinese territories. Hong Kong Macau to the mainland city of two high cutting travel time from three hours to thirty minutes. It has two artificial islands in undersea tunnel and four and a half times more steel than San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge a wonder of engineering and a key part of China's plan for a greater bay area. Linking eleven cities and sixty eight million people. A big plan, drawing big criticism. The record drive in Hong Kong. Come use this break, not so loud. It's a white elephants. A bake bake flight Anderson's when lawmaker plenty of most. He's the bridge has yet another way for thorn -tarian China to tighten its grip on semi independent Hong Kong. Similar to the high speed rail lines Guangzhou that opened last month called the Trojan trained. By some, they had trying to flex their muscles tending Hong Kong people to behave, especially of to the umbrella movement. They think home comb has become very unruly very disobedient and very ungrateful out Smedley that we need to be taught to listen and expensive lesson at that. She says Hong Kong paid nearly half of the twenty billion dollars to build a bridge. A staggering sum, given the city's widespread poverty and crippling housing shortage. The bridge took nine years and cost seven construction workers, their lives, conservationists fear. It could also kill off the endangered Chinese white dolphin like it or not. This bridge is here to stay built to withstand earthquakes super typhoons and cargo ship collisions a symbol of China's determination to push forward with its own agenda. No matter what the critics say. Will Ripley CNN Hong Kong. Incredible there. We are in the last few minutes of trade. We'll take a look at what that market is doing. Now you really can't take your eyes off, but. Traveling is not just about seeing places with the most likes or getting my conic photos. It's about finding cities DNA meeting people who share secrets. It's about making discoveries that, wow, you and make you feel like child again now. It's a wound of one meter now go and see it Wednesday on CNN. Okay. It's been a rough day for shares right around the world. That was a lot worse though on the Dow just a few hours ago, heavy selling in most markets. Amid those disappointing reports from corporate America. Now the main US indices spent most of the day in the deep red. It was the fifth straight down day for the s. and p. five hundred. We were down bit better than two percent. We've now shaved that to a half a percent. Now, concerns over tariffs and uncertainty on the outlook for trade are becoming a theme that we're hearing more more about shares of construction equipment. Maker Caterpillar fell, seven percent. The company warning the tariffs on steel were pushing up its costs and squeezing those profits than investors are bracing for a slowdown to become more apparent with growth forecasts to decelerate right around the world. 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Metabolism, Superfoods, Fasting And Good Bacteria with Dr. Vij #256
Mys- says episode to fifty six the best state of plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best day is today. The Senate shut swirling for two Caesar's energy position throughout mental ATI. The base of the spine to the crown of the head worth thousands of this. Ancient wisdom has been passed on the measure to cycle. What are the functions of these energy sentiments and Kirk these chucked help you unlike your destiny and fine you're from purpose? Welcome to my center chocolate. And now your host a giant Kumar? What's up action tribe, EEG hosted founder of mice Jerker, the Schule where we provide you the knowledge and action steps that will help you transform your life. So if you are new dish, oh, then I want to give you a warm, warm, welcome. Now, if you are a regular listener, you know, the embarrassed that I play on community is that the humans we thrive among people who know like and support us, but very often, especially if you're making a big change in your life, spiritual shift. You don't get the declared support from people around you. And that's exactly why created are feasible group for action tripe now when you join you'll find a community that will hold space for you allow you to express your voice share collaborate and grow really allow you to step into your new life. So if you consider yourself part of action, Dr Parvez then join us by visiting my seven chocolate dot com forward slash drive. That's my seven jugglers dot com forward slash. D R I B IPE and hitch aggressed, and I'll see you on the inside. And with that. I'd like to introduce to you our special guests for today. Dr Pankaj veg, the doctor punkish are you ready to inspire? I am ready. Very excited to be here. Thank you for having me on your show, avid listener. And I can't even believe that. I'm actually on your show today. Thanks, a lot of pleasure to have you here. Dr bunkers, which is the author of turbo metabolism. That's the book that we're going to talk about today as a doctor of internal medicine. He has helped thousands of patients lose weight manage chronic health conditions and improve their physical fitness board certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine, doctor which has been practicing medicine since nineteen ninety seven so thanks once again for joining us. Thank you awesome. So likely always do in each and every episode I'd like to ask you, what is your favorite inspirational court, and how do you apply it in your life? L it changes from day to day. But one that I've been pondering this week is the best state of plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best day is today. So if you, you know, of course, if you're planted an apple TV twenty years ago, you'll be eating apples. But if you didn't and the second best time to do it as just a moment, you realize that route and the way that I applied that is that I am making a conscious effort to start each day. Think of each day as a gift as a new beginning and do my best each day. So that we can make tomorrow a little bit better. And if I'm not around for that better tomorrow, it'll be, you know, our our children, and grandchildren, and the people that inherit the planet from us more of a thanks a lot for sharing that code. It's one of my favorites as well actually drive. No matter what goals are plans you've made. Maybe it was two years back affiars bagging for some reason or the other you didn't follow through or something happened to you. Remember that it's not afford for somebody's another things did not happen and you'll hear and you the fact that you hear it means that you have survived. Now's the time to plant. Seed so that you can start your brand new tomorrow, and you go. About that age is that the score will never be worse than one zero. Right. If even if you screwed up yesterday, so is one two zero you're losing. But now, we cleared the chessboard again, and we start all over again. It's a new game every day. Absolutely. Did you game every day? And with that, let's begin. Fungus your doctor of internal medicine, right? So what does that involve internal medicine? I think is the most fascinating branch of medicine, and, you know, the philosophers and thinkers, and the poets and the analytical people and the detectives go into internal medicine and stay in until medicine because we're the ones that use our heads to make a diagnosis and in order to make that right diagnosis, you need to have knowledge of the whole body and treat the person as a whole person rather than relying on tests and procedures we actually use our head to arrive at at least a working back notice. And then we can get specialists to help us out to confirm what we already talked to be the case. And as a result, I have the privilege of meeting with people that will tell me the deepest darkest secrets of theirs that they don't share with anyone in to form relationships over many many years in decades. And I so grateful for the work that I have chosen to do. Literally. I mean out of all the relationships that are there. I think patient doctor relationship is one of the most sacred rights, and the fact that Dr spent so many years to get to where they are. It takes a lot of time as well as I'm sure energy and challenges. So what made you want to become a doctor? Did you always want to be one? Well, I had an uncle who was a doctor, and you know, my brother, and I thought that he was really cool. And but anyway, as a kid, you fantasize about things more from just the physical appearance of things only gets to wear white coat and everybody says, oh, Dr Saab is here. You know, judge Sabas respectable way of addressing someone in back home in India. And that's all we knew in the psych. Okay. He gets to go in and he makes people better in this smile and everybody loves him in the little town that we lived in. And that was the understanding as a kid where I had some intention, but as I got to learn more have realized that there's really so much more to really knowing someone at such an. Intimate level in having that relationship with them, which you know, again, they might tell you things that they don't feel comfortable telling anybody else, and you really become by I would say more than friends more than family. It's it's, you know, it's a relationship of intimate connection and highest level of love and compassion. Oh, absolutely. You know, if I'd like to say, thanks to your uncle that, you know, we're able to speak about your book today, and the fact that you've made such an impact on people around you so firstly, thanks to your uncle. And also speaks volumes to the influence that an adult can have right on a child's life or siblings life. And because obviously at some level, you were inspired by him you wanted to emulate him. And then of course, that took you on your journey. But my question right now is a ward is metabolized syndrome. So metabolic syndrome fell. We could take a step behind that and say what is metabolism right here metabolism is essentially energy transactions in the body. And for your listeners who are into more of the mind body connection. We could say that metabolism is a movement of life energy or partner through the body. Right. It is transactions that take food which is fuel. But that food has not just energy, but also information, so we take an energy and information from the environment from the universe. And we convert that into lifeforce that gives us gives our body all the things that it needs for us to be able to do all the great things that we we are able to do. Right. And so if that's metabolism and metabolic syndrome. It would be when metabolism is impaired right of that energy flow is impaired in some way, and on a very physical level. We would diagnose someone as having. Likely to be having metabolic syndrome, if they have a big belly, right? If they have an increase in what we call waist circumference. Will look look at something always hip ratio. Their blood pressure is higher than a certain threshold. If their cholesterol numbers are higher than a certain threshold, if their blood glucose fasting blood sugar level is higher than a certain threshold. So we can do all these tests to confirm it. But essentially, you can look at someone and if they looked like they have a belly sticking out where if you ask them to stand straight in the shower in over the Toews and their head touching the wall. And if they look down, and they're not able to you know, see the contour of their feet very clearly because they have a belly sticking out. And it's very likely that all those blood tests numbers are going to confirm again being the internal medicine guy. You can confirm the diagnosis, but you already know what it is ninety percent of the diagnosis already made just by looking at them, gutter gutter. So I love the fact that you are looking at a wide variety of factors rights. At the tests and experiments, of course. He also looking at your you're looking back on your experience. And and you'll infusion an ideal taking drawing from both sides of the spectrum. Now, one of some of the midst or maybe misconceptions if there are any associated with metabolic syndrome. All there are a lot of misconceptions about it. And that was the reason why chose turbo metabolism for my book because in working with people with high blood pressure, and I beat as in better overweight, obese having heart problems. And they, you know, everybody wants to lose weight and everybody thinks that there's something wrong with their metabolism. And it to large extent that's a myth. The myth is that only about one percent of people are actually born with some sort of defecting their metabolism. The other ninety nine percent have impaired metabolism because of environmental factors because of decisions that they are knowingly or unknowingly making by these are diet decisions these lifestyle decis. Visions. He's decisions about how we manage stress. How we sleep our relationships are right? So it goes, you can peel the layers of the onion and get deeper and deeper and deeper from the physical to the mental the psychological to the spiritual and it, so it's it's at all those levels that that we have to look at the person, and then help them figure out what's the cause of the problem and likely at something that that they either decided to do or were in an unfortunate situation where that decision wasn't entirely there's but the bottom line is that there you weren't born with an impaired metabolism. So that's the myth number one. Is that ninety nine percent of the people don't have anything wrong with metabolism. It just needs to be tuned up. To go to the fact that you mentioned Assoumani different things like that. You're the the amount of sleep that you have your relationships your environment. I mean, you know, we read about how many chemicals that we might be accustomed to. We might come across a have an affect on our bodies. Right. And then your thoughts, your emotions your talk about many things here. Right. So in a person is diagnosed with some sort of chronic disease and the person realizes that at some level this person has to make a lifestyle change. Right. So that can be an all expedience, right? And very often people might say, I wanna make a change. But I don't know where to start because of so many factors that I have to consider. So how should a person go about thinking more making this this lifestyle shift? Yeah. It's like the old old little kids joke about how you eat an elephant, right? How do you eat an elephant one bite at a time ninety. So you gotta start wherever you are. And yes, a lot of things could be. Out of out of tune, outta whack. But you start where you are. And you pick up something that you think you can do right? And that's in working with people in counseling them I tried to identify where we can meet right where we can shake hands. Okay. You know, it would be really hard for you, Mr. couch potato to go and run a marathon tomorrow. Here's what you can do is. Maybe stop drinking beer, or you know, what is one thing that you can do maybe you can try to get it bed. Get to bed set an alarm to go to bed. Just like you said an alarm to wake up in the morning. Why don't you set an alarm in the evening? So that you know, you start your bedside bedtime routine at eight thirty or ninety m so that you can be sleeping at a reasonable time. Or what you can't do fifty push-ups can do one push up. Right. Let's start where you are. And we can build on that. Maybe you can't change breakfast, lunch and dinner. But would you be willing to consider, you know, just changing one meal? Right. Just having a nutrient dense plan. Rich big salad just for the lunch, and you can keep your breakfast and dinner the same. So let's find out where we can shake hands and meet and without any judging or shaming we will build on what we have and Rome wasn't built in a day or Warren Buffett didn't build his huge snowball in a day, and it'll take time, but if you're committed, and if you're willing to stick to this behavior, you know, you you can't accomplish it, and and I can show so many examples of people that have got into a little the fact that you realize any to explore of experience, of course, is that big changes is difficult, right? Because if even if your term that big change the person might feel letters impossible than go back to their previous lifestyle and pattern in a love examples that you've given as far as sleep is concerned, you know, if you've been sleeping late try to sleep a bit early. So that you can get adequate sleep whether it's diet. Don't change everything. This change one one meal per se become once dick one step towards becoming more healthier even over it's exercise. Visit the gym and just do one push up because that creates a shift, I guess in the brain. And then you dick these small steps towards becoming a more healthy person and changing your lifestyle. Now in your book. You talk about the importance of awarding certain foods, right awarding hormonally dangerous foods. So could you talk to us a bit about what this food? Yeah. There's so many hormone dangerous foods, or I would say things that are not really even food right there substances that are mimicking as food that have infiltrated our food chain, and then become part of it. And now, they're hyper palatable, they're familiar and convenient rights look at food as being the first thing that somebody says it needs to taste good. And the second thing is right. It needs to be something. That's familiar unit. Don't. Me to eat something that I can't even recognize and I've never seen it before. And if it's conveniently available, then I'll do it if it has to, you know, take me three hours to make dinner, then forget about it. And so in that process of making things convenient than hyper palatable, we have allowed so many things to enter into our into our kitchen pantries into our refrigerator that shouldn't be there. I'm talking about processed foods with ingredients that you couldn't pronounce the ingredients that your grandparents wouldn't recognize that have, you know, fifty sixteen gradients on the side of the box or the package is probably something that's not even edible. They're loaded with chemical deluded with Mr. Cise loaded with preservatives, things to increase shelf life, give them color, and, you know, mouth feel and sometimes they taste really good too. And you get addicted. They are actually designed to be addictive. So that would be a no brainer. Right. Get rid of as much processed food as possible. Eat close to the earth. Eat foods that have had less steps between that food leaving. The farm making its way to your plate. But then in that same category. I would put out hall, right? And every day. There's a new study saying, hey, I'll call is good for you. And then everybody all the drinkers get really happy. The bottom line is alcohol is not a health food. You know, red wine drinking red wine isn't going to make you live longer. There are some studies that may be decreases certain heart conditions, but it'll increase your chance of having cancer. Even having one glass of white wine and a woman will significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, for example. And there's there's so many accidents is so many so much violence. You know, everybody there's so much human cry right now about gun violence in the United States. And you know, alcohol is implicated. That's the first thing that the cops wanna find out if if there's something happened. Hey, was there alcohol was firearm? So there's that correlation, and then I would think about dairy to in in the way that it's produced. It's mass produced in these dairy farms where all the milk gets margin is these mechanized dairy operations where these cows are just lined up and there'd be clear rounded being given chemicals to keep them lactating. They get sick. They're giving antibiotics. Yes. So so you're taking in something that maybe if you were a baby college would work of okay for you. But now, you're taking in really a body fluid of another species, which sixty different, you know, active hormones that work really well for the car and make that help decaf grow into a full grown Calvary quickly. But as human adults, I'm not convinced that that we should be drinking as much milk, as you know, the advertisers, tell us, so so those would be some examples, and there's many many more. No, here's a question that I have. And I think it would be the right person to answer. This question is the idea of Derry, right? I mean, there's a lot of research tells us that is known as Elliot's people say, it is went on the other hand, there are some people who say that you should you know, like a blanket statement like you should avoid all day. Right. And you know, coming from India, you would agree that cow is an animal that tiny respected and everything is all revolves around. Car dairy products and milk, and even Krishna they need God was all about milk. So, you know, is it just some type of there is bad or are humans not designed to consume dairy or? Well, I think what those statements would be partly true. You know, you talk about the milk that is described in the scriptures at Christina was actually he was a what do you call? It a cowherd, right? He. Yeah. He had cows. And he would take care of cows. And he came from a family of essentially, what might be called dairy farmers right now. But this was you know, those cows, and that milk was, you know, my grandparents had a cow, and they had that cow was the personal cow that was in their backyard. Right. And they took care of it like a family member or much like somebody would take care of their their dog or cat. It had a name. They were tweeted they were talked to it. And that milk would you know? So you're knowing what's going in to that animal to produce the milk that it was producing correct. And right now, again, we don't know it's it's it's homogenized from maybe ten thousand cows milk this all mixed together along with the pus and everything else body fluids. Getting in there, and motions, I guess and the carmont that's absolutely or more. So you're you're taking away something that's meant for its baby. Right this baby formula for the cows kid. And instead you're saying, hey, I'm not even emigrant, but dothan I'm going to drink your baby formula and your baby. Can you know, stay right there, and you can look at your baby crying for for food. But we're going to take away all his food. So and then there are significant significant number of people that actually have some sort of low grade inflammatory response to today in general, even it's you know, organic and all that stuff. So I think in general if someone is sort of struggling with their weight or chronic diseases. It would be a good idea to try giving up dairy. And like I mean in my whole book, I'm very open minded about openminded experimentation. Yes, we have to figure out what works for each and every individual person. But in my practice, I've got. Literally, hundreds of examples of people that had dandruff or skin rashes, XM a- allergies asthma. Abdominal pain irritable bowel constipation alternating with with diarrhea stomach cramps. Bloating gas and much of this just went away. Once they gave up dairy not to mention that. If you're giving a very giving one other food that is. In a lot of unhealthy in all things that are masters food. That is cheese. Right. We've got we've got cheese in the pizza crust. We've got extra cheese and our sandwiches. We've got reporting cheese everywhere, that's actually docs to the reward receptors in the brain just like heroin, and so by cutting out there, you would cut out a lot of the cheese and butter and saturated fat, and and so on so that would make a difference ice cream is a big one that many people. You don't have a weakness force if you just say, okay, I'm going without dairy. Then you might be able to cut out on a lot of these foods and see how you feel right? Check it out. See while you feel do it for six to eight weeks. If you like it, you can continue if you don't like it. I'll give you your money back. So I love the fact that you speak about familiarity and district because these are the two things that I guess as humans we're looking for. We're looking for food that will allow us allows the Sawai of foods that and awarding food set up potentially poisonous. We're looking for foods that are familiar and foods that are tasty. And under this bucket. We have you know, food such as which Suga with unhealthy fats, and and it will protein, and you tune in your book that in excess of those is not good for a body. So could you elaborate on why exactly they're not good for the body as much as we can eliminate these? We we are better off animals when you're eating animals, essentially, the higher up the food chain that you're eating the higher. There's bio concentration of all the toxins that we talked about earlier. So if I'm eating, you know, a cow, for example, you are much more likely to be picking up environmental toxins that were in the soil. Whether it's heavy metals, or arsenic or the pesticides such as Monsanto's roundup in life upset that was sprayed on the fields, which which you know, in the United States these commercial agriculture feed operations gaffer's use corn. And soy why? Because. Gordon soy are cheap. And the sons are subsidized by the government. But that is not even the native food of the animal and on ninety percent of this corn and soy is genetically modified. So that it can be sprayed with these best asides at much higher concentration that you would have been otherwise be able to do. And now the animals are eating that food. So guess what's happening? We'll get where that all the chemicals has been concentrated in the flesh of the animal, which we then consume, and you know, as far as you know, the whole system is is just rampant with. Really manipulation right this greed greed to sell more in without regard to the health effects in on these multinationals fast food companies commercial food companies spend billions of dollars in designing foods to be more and more addictive where they proudly say you can't just have one because they know that once you have one potato chip you're gonna eat the whole bag great. That's true that sort when the fact that you have so many hundred assessments that are designed to make you rush to the nearest grocery store and inquired about the new flavor. They've come out with I guess is designed to make you dictate to food. So you talked about familiar rights or one way have been familiar with something would be that. You heard it from, you know, great grandmother in your grandmother, and your mom and your dad, and your brother your sister. But the other way to have something familiar is to put it on the ad on television. Right sales and marketing people know that you have to hear a message seven times before it sinks in. So we'll show you. That ad of some famous person in after football game or a basketball game. They're eating this particular kind of cheeseburger, or drinking this particular beverage, and if you see that over and over enough time, and if sometimes someone that you admire right now, you're familiar with that product and the moment you sit in the store, then boom you say, oh, yeah. This is what you know, my favorite Steph. Curry was drinking. Gatorade must be really good or Shaquille O'Neil, or whoever it is that that you admire and they look for those people that that people emulate, right? Correct. And the athletes get so many endorsements. Absolutely. I mean, I just heard about this ad that these to run I think this was maybe twenty years back. Winston this good just like a cigarette shoot ended. I guess it was engrained in the self conscious. Minor variant, and there's some really interesting actually saying, you know, ninety percent of doctors prefer, yes. In on such and such. Cigarette and lucky strikes because lucky strikes feel so good after a long day of work. It's soothing for throat. Yeah, they were actually marketing, and then, you know, some of my friends that are older doctors who yeah, we used to be smoking cigarettes right in the operating room or you're out you're delivered somebody's baby. And you know, there's cigarette smoke right in the delivery room. So that the newborn child can get initiated. Yeah. Yeah. And also, what comes to mind is water. Some of the accepted routines of toots today that you know, fifty years from now will be like, Wow, Did did even eat that. Or did. They you that. That's really surprising. Right. Yeah. And what's what's what's heartwarming is actually the newer generation? Right. The generation millennial generation now. And and the younger kids are are lot more aware than their parents about some of these things, and that's that's really a positive positive change that if these guys are now aware, then they can they won't make the same mistakes that their parents may they'll they'll make some other mistakes. Maybe they'll get as they say scrolling is the new smoking. So they're all hooked they're aware their screens. No, I'm a big fan of intermittent fasting. You know, I found that it's worked for me. I discovered I think about maybe a year Bank or so and what I do is. I skipped my breakfast and you've written about meal frequency, and fostering windows in your book. So could you tell us a bit more about why fasting is good for the body? Right. So so until now intercessory would be talked about sort of meal composition when you think about meal timing and meal frequency, that's where you know, your question of intermittent fasting comes in, and I like to think about everything in a historical sort of evolutionary perspective. And again, if we think back in our evolution, right? We didn't evolve. Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks in between. Right. If you of hunter gatherer men whose out in looking for food on the end the forest they they weren't ringing a bell at twelve noon, saying, ding, ding, ding. It's lunch break, and right and everybody opens their lunchbox. They would it would find food when you found it you would get to eat if you didn't find food than you wouldn't get to eat. The bodies actually designed for that. Really? Well, so because that's how humans have been for hundreds of thousands of years. So we've got this intricate system of storing energy when it's available so that we can use those energy stores when it's not available in times of famine. The problem is that in two thousand eighteen there's no famine. Right. So we just go from face to face to face to feast. And so we're constantly in that fed state when in in that fed state when we are in that fed straight to insulin levels are high insulin is a storage hormone. It says, okay. Let store this energy because that famine is coming soon. Right. So we, but we stay in that part of the cycle because the famine doesn't come. So we keep storing and storing and storing insulin levels stay high, and we don't go into ever into burning that fat. So when you're when you're intermittently fasting. You're sort of cycling through phases of being in the fed state and being in the. On fed state when you're the non fed state, insulin levels will go down. That's when you use up some of that stored energy. So what I talk about as a very simple way that you know, anybody can do this shrink the feeding window to about eight hours. So that we have the other sixteen hours to metabolize to burn to utilize that energy, which would mean either skipping breakfast or ideally, eating your dinner earlier. Right. So your insulin sensitivity is higher in the earlier part of the day. So rather than skipping breakfast AJ? You do even better if you had a breakfast at maybe a little bit later Rex's at nine or something then quit eating at about five. So actually, bring your dinner time a little bit sooner. And so then by dot eating anything after five you're not only staying in that non fed state from five pm until the next morning. You also eliminate a lot of what else do we do in the evening hours? Right. We eat popcorn while watching television. We eat potato chips. We eat ice cream. We drink. Beer, right. You all that stuff will eliminate and if your friend said, hey, we're going out for some beers. You say, well, I'm fasting. I'll go out with you guys. But I don't really put anything about mouth after five. Yeah. I think it's maybe because of the social aspect like you suggested it's a bit difficult in the evening, right? I mean in the morning, it's like you're just waking up you maybe getting to work planning the day. But it's interesting is it is it better to sort of fast and evening compared to modern biochemical would be better to fasten the evening because again, you're your capacity to burn energy as well as your activity level. Everything is sort of winding down, right? The engine getting ready to shut down for the evening Breda's in the morning. It's it's everything is revving up. So you can put fuel in the body. You're going to be up in about you're going to be running around. You'll be able to utilize it, especially if you know get to move around a little bit in your job. Maybe you stand part of the day instead of sitting in your chair you'd get up and. Walk when you go after talk to somebody instead of shooting them, an instant message or a text or a phone in you go to the furthest bathroom in the building you park, your car, faraway. They're more opportunities to be active in the daytime yob. But you're right. The majority of people will eat it will maybe skip breakfast have a medium sized lunch and have a huge dinner, and then plop themselves in front of the television until they become comatose, which are the opposite. Again, the old adage all these wisdom's are already there. Right. Yes. You've heard about eating like breakfast, like a king lunch like a prince, and then like a Popper, and you know, you mentioned ancient Hindu Indian traditions where there's a lot of writing about about fasting. And there are sects of Hinduism by jen's don't eat after sunset, which is such a beautiful concept. Right. So you allow your body to go into the non fasting state, and you also get to digest the food a lot better. And the byproduct of that is that you have better sleep. Marvel and I'm sure most of our listeners would appreciate some better quality sleep because they understand that. It's not just about the length of the slave per. It's all also about the quality of the slave. So thanks a lot for that wonderful advice. We've spoken about foods that are potentially not good for us sugar. Unhealthy fats, some sort of excessive animal protein, we spoken about fasting and benefits of doing. So. And now I wanted to talk about not as foods, but superfoods. What exactly as super foods? So there are a lot of superfoods and Amnon really right by what is what do we mean by SuperFood? Anything that turns on signals of health and wellness and vitality in our body is a SuperFood. Right. Anything that that turns on signals of of of illness and making us feel sick and tired and sleepy is the opposite of a SuperFood. Right. So again, eating close to the nature eating things that have had less processing less transportation from when they came out of the earth. So there have more Pranav more life in them is going to be the way to get more superfoods. And newer across the world. When you look at poppulation that live long and have really healthy people that are even later in life. They're still really healthy and looking good. These are people that are eating a nutrient dense plant rich diet reading unprocessed foods reading mostly plants mostly planet, and so the superfoods in nature would be the things that have a lot of color, right? Okay. So greens greens of different varieties. Spinach collard greens, kale. You know, you name it beans beans. Get a lot of bad rap, but beans are these wonderful SuperFood. Really factory of goodness that comes from major, and it's all vegetarian they're coming from plants because their seeds of the plant. They're designed to have all this energy and intelligence within them because he seems will stay alive and keep the DNA of the plan to live until it's time for Germany at which might be the next spring. Right. So the seeds can stay good for months and months, sometimes years. So different varieties of beans to having some green some beans root vegetables, like carrots, and sweet potatoes. Again, with color are would be in the category of superfoods Bates are really good beats are again a root vegetable that have cleansing effect and again in our Indian food, we eat things like okra and bitter melon. Those have really good cleansing properties for the body mushrooms and onions mushrooms and onions are in the category of superfoods, and then the big ones are berries and seeds against such think about a salad, you can think about having lots of greens in it have some beans beans will give you the protein as well as some complex carbohydrates, which fiber, right? Some onions with for some anti-oxidants mushrooms have some protein some antioxidants as and fiber which will go under jested in reform food for the gut bacteria and you put some berries on top. We'll give it some beautiful color a little bit of sweetness a little bit of tartness ending adopted off with Tim sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds, and I try to have that kind of lunch every day. And then something like that since I switched to doing that. I find that. I'm so much more energetic in the second half of the day when I'm working, and then adoptee like sluggish and I need to be chugging down cups of coffee and tea just to stay away. And you don't get bloated too. Well, absolutely. And as we speak right now, it's two forty two pm in men who are in fact, speaking about food is making me hungry. Because I go to break. My I did I. I've skipped my breakfast, but wonderful topic. Now, I'm sure that listening to your advice, a lot of listeners are sort of reevaluating, you know, where do we buy food from what sort of food, you know, are eating probably opening the cabinets where food is there. So we hear the term organic thrown on tour around a lot right because our Ganic is supposedly better than the regular food. But but how does the person go about deciding what type of organic eat or you know, what is good organic. Or are there different levels? What advice? Do you have an armed and our sourcing of the food for the house. Yeah. That's that's really really good question. And I think if you already hit it on the nail because the first step is just being aware. Right. Be as being aware of what you're putting in your mouth and thinking is this feeding disease visit feeding health. That's the first question that we should be asking. And so whether I should be eating organic or not is is a really good question. I. Of all how do we define organic? Right. Organic is defined by foods that it's mostly for produce which is fruits and vegetables that haven't had synthetic pesticide synthetic or beside synthetic fertilizer, switch based or sludge based for Liser. And they haven't been irradiated and you're not using genetically modified seeds. So those are the definitions that if if you're I were a farmer, and we want to get certified as organic those what that's what we need to get those are the criteria that we need to meet and right away. That would happen is. And this was started in California. It was the first state that actually introduce organic foods and the certification would come from supplying seven years of soil samples, so we'd have to supply seven years of soil samples to show that your soil is clean. It doesn't have those things that I just named the simple request asides fertilizer herbicides sewage sludge based fertilizers no GMO seeds and no irradiation. And if I can show that for seven years in a row, then I can go through this process, and I can get certified organic. So there's the California certified organic federation. I think it is he COO F. And now there's a UC USDA certification as well. I'm sure you guys in Canada have your own certification system, which I would trust for the most part if if something is labelled as organic I would be willing to trust that if it's coming from the US or Canada, not so sure if it's, you know, coming from China or some other place as but. Do you have to go to hold food and spend your whole paycheck there? No. Do you guys have whole foods in Vancouver? Oh, yeah. We do. And in fact, the fact that now, holy foods is part of Amazon, we might be able to are a whole foods online, which makes it good or bad. I don't know. Working really hard to their credit is really working hard to make organic foods accessible to read to everyone. But the number one purveyor of organic food is not hold foods WalMart because the people that shop at WalMart, which would be, you know, not the same demographic that shops at wholefoods is becoming aware and they're asking for organic foods. But even so you don't have to go and buy everything organic you can look at something called the dirty dozen Rankin. I mentioned that in the books of the dirty dozen are the top culprits as being most contaminated with these pesticides, herbicides and things like apples seemed to be on the top of that list. Every year they put that list out every year. So things like apples, strawberries, blueberries is all greens, collard greens. Spinach. Cucumber celery, peaches, pears plums are some. The examples of the things that would be the dirty dozen. They happen to be my favorite things to eat than they are all in the dirty dozen. So those we should try to buy organic when we can on the other end of the spectrum. They have what we call the clean fifteen and all this is in the books. So you don't need to be writing this down, but the clean fifteen or things. Like bananas, avocado pineapple. I think papaya is in their onion, broccoli, those are relatively clean. So you don't need to get your money on buying those organics, if you can just get the dirty dozen organic and get away from processed food and junk food, and ate more plant based food stay away from may, dairy and eggs as much as you can. I think you're going to be okay. Wonderful. Thanks for that splendid advice now in your book. You also mentioned that the food that we eat is much more than canneries fan, so carbs and proteins, and sort of I guess suggested that the the play other roles in this nutrition. Is that correct? It is. So, you know, it's it's not it's a lot more than just the energy part of it or that we can physically measure, right? We're taking an energy, but we're also taking an intelligence from the environment. And again, depending on how that food was prepared. It is going to affect us differently. And you think about eating an animal and immediately you can visualize that animal would not have been happily sort of galloping over to the to the slaughterhouse. And so they were that karmic Lord that you're taking in when you're ingesting an animal, but this energy and intelligence that we're taking in and. Again, we have humans and plants or let's say animals of which humans are one and plans have lived in this synergistic relationship for hundreds of thousands of years, and we are designed to eat more plants and the plants want to be eaten. So that we we ingest, for example, you an animal eats an apple or a mango, and it goes on its merry way. And it goes than Pook somewhere fifty miles away from the original place, and mango is very happy. Because now the mango tree gets to spread seed fifty miles away. And that's how that species stays alive and guest to survive. So it's this mutually what? Because symbiotic relationships that have existed in nature, and when we try to go in alter those relationships, we do that at our own peril. Got it got it. So thanks alert for shedding. It's all about I guess going back to our roots as human beings and understanding who we really are. I mean, are we the farmers that we, you know? You know, say we are right now. Or are we essentially hunters and gatherers or did we spend a majority of our existence as human beings as hunters and gatherers like you said hundred thousand years approximately and then we became farmers. And then we got this predictable supply of food nine terms of breakfast, lunch dinner. But, but let's talk about a topic that people usually associate with an hygenic conditions bacteria. You written that the typical human has a lot of bacteria in it. And the typical human has far more bacteria cells than human cells in the body and ten times as much data as our human DNA and works more is that there is good bacteria and that is backed bacteria. So what exactly is good bacteria? Yeah. It's so fascinating agent that we have a whole ecosystem within us, right? And as ten times more. So few say, your AJ, are you really AJ? Or are you, you know, you're outnumbered by the bacteria within Chris, really? They're the ones who are who are deciding what you do because they live in this integrate relationship with their firing back signals and messages back to your biochemistry and their DNA is interacting with your DNA. And that's the net result of how you behave and what happens to you is is is the result of what this whole ecosystem. Is doing much like the planet earth. Right. What what happens on planet earth is really what's going to be happening because of its inhabitants. And we are just now starting to unravel this mystery just like the human genome project which came about about ten years ago where we do identify which gene codes for what there's something going on called the human micro by project where we are actually just at the cusp of starting to understand what is the function of these trillions and trillions of bacteria of many different species that live within us and connections are being made with auto immune diseases, right again, when we eat foods that alter that gut blood barriers we have a single seller barrier that separates the dirty side from the clean side inside our gut. And if that barrier gets destroyed, then those things that shouldn't get inside our bloodstream or getting inside our bloodstream and activating the immune system and causing. Damien system to then go haywire. And guess who's guarding that barrier? It's these bacteria. I would say that the majority of those bacteria over ninety percent are actually our friends just much like the earthworms in the soil by these are friendly bacteria that each have a function whether it's helping guard that single cell barrier within the intestines or whether it's modulating your immune response, or whether it's helping you metabolize things that you have ingested, and basically detoxified poisons that you're ingesting whether it's getting rid of cholesterol. So it doesn't get accumulated in your blood vessels and cause a heart attack. Whether it's manufacturing vitamins, like vitamin the B vitamins are actually made in the gut. So if you give somebody, of course course of broad spectrum antibiotics, and you wipe out this friendly bacteria. They're gonna end up with vitamin deficiencies. They're going to end up with of a terrible infection. Which is actually a big problem in hospitals called c diff plus trillion. Missile it's bad bacteria, a bad guy. And so when you can when you just carpet bomb, right? The whole city, then you kill everything. And but ninety nine percent of the inhabitants of that city were good guys, and you just kill off everything. So now, there's there's a lot bigger proportion of bad guys that can now kind of take charge, and I can have really untoward consequences, and there's a lot of parallels between soil, health and gut health. Right. So what we do to the soil outside when we're dumping chemicals synthetic chemicals pesticides, herbicides that kill the back area that killed a living things within them. And I mean, just those foods would having that same effect inside. And we can do another whole show on this. But I'm trying not to go on and on because I know short on time. Absolutely. I mean, it's all about. Finding out who we truly are. Right. Or who we are truly hosting? He's bacteria. So the punkish based on what you've shared thanks for sharing so much today. What is it? One action step you'd like to recommend for someone listening to this episode right now, what action step would be to look at your meals and choose one meal out of the day that you're going to really eat for health. Right. You might not be eating all your meals any of your meals for health right now. But choose one meal and make it a significant change where you're actually eating for health. And then you can eat for whatever. Other reason you're eating familiarity, tastes, social reasons for all the other meals but start with one and see how that feels. To read the entire show notes for today's episode, including the inspirational court, the book recommendation and certain nuggets of wisdom that you might not have been able to capture right away, probably because you're driving. Visit my seven Chuck has dot com forward slash two five six. That's the name of the episode WWW dot my seven jugaris dot com forward slash two five six. D card again, put your dismissal fears away one day who knows now this is a court by believe he was a philosopher Virgil action. Try fear to something that we all experience at one point or another. It has the effect of making you focus on things that don't serve it makes you worry about things that might not even happen and fear really paralyzes you so full Beaumont as the court states Descartes again feel grateful for how far you've come. And know that you have it in you to overcome this difficulty because like, where's your door to a two thousand years back one day who knows things are going to get much better for you. So punkish take us back to a time when you encountered akiem across he major life challenge. What was that situation lake and how did you get out of a major lifetime? Probably getting through first year of medical schools was one of the most challenging things that I've done in my life. And it was it was so much information so much to learn I never thought I would get through it there. You know, being a good student all that time, and I'm in the classroom full of people that all seem to be smarter than myself was a really challenging time. And the way I got through. It was just, you know, staying focused and chipping away and taking one step at a time. And before I knew it, I was able to master the information and learn the things that I needed to learn, and I started doing very well in school and and got through. And the rest of medical school then was much easier. After that first year. Got it. So in just one sentence where does that one major life lesson that you'd like to share with action tribe based on your story? It would be looking back. I will the life lesson that I've think I've learned now is what a wonderful life. I've had I just wish I knew it sooner. I had that when we're stuck in a problem. We feel like oh, my God life is so bad, and this is horrible never going to get through it. And I'm worthless. But you look back and he's okay. Well, that was just, you know, just one page out of one chapter of this book of one hundred chapters, and it's been so wonderful. And so I was so hard on myself. But now, I know I've had such a wonderful life. And I wish I knew it sooner inside be happier. Well, thanks for shedding. And actually your story is way, I guess relevant to many of our listeners because. Because of the nature of the show our communities collection drive, many people are in the fears of making a big shift in their life. Whether it's you know, according some new education some degree or some certification are getting over habit or acquiring a good habit. So big changes are usually extremely extremely hard. And the fact that you've suggested that first phase is usually hard, but it gets easier along the way if you stay focused, and you take one step at a time. I think that's really really powerful. Even in my case, when I did my MBA the first year was really really challenging because like you mentioned a lot of information and you'll potentially surrounded by people who are smarter than you got more experience than you. But action try is one thing that others might not have and that is resilience. And if you have the zillions, and if you have that vision for yourself were you want to go, then you can survive no matter what storm comes in. Of you. So thanks a lot for shedding that. Thank you. Thank you. Yeah. Minimize message would be don't stop right. If you're deciding to walk into a lake of cold water, it's going to get it's going to feel cold this keep marching forward. You can chant whatever month, you wanna chant. But by all means keep marching forward. Don't stop. And if you ask. Wim Hof he would say it's actually good for you. That's right. Yeah. And I I would hurt her gun gay and take the plunge. Action tribe. Are you enjoying today's session? So far remember that you can always a real listen to the episode later on if you find that some parts were sort of difficult to understand comprehend if you want to write notes, apart, Kaz episodes an art about telling you that your challenges or difficulties are all far from that. I'm here to let you know that you are not alone in this journey, and that you have the capacity to face your fears or can feed you and lead a life of happiness. It is possible. So for a few seconds, ask yourself, what is your mission here on earth? What makes you most happy and one of the docs, are that one desks that make you feel really connected, maybe time, you do it. So spend some time to think about what you purposes in this lifetime. You don't have to the public dancer, but the fact that you are asking this question will create a vibration in the fabric of time and space and the universe will work on providing you did answer. You just have to ask and just like GM's Allen once said. To begin to think with purpose is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the partway as to attainment and with that we've arrived at the last round for today. We're just guard the wisdom around. So punk Ajayi ready. Okay. Great. So what is the best advice that someone has given you? The purpose of life is to find your gift and the meaning of life is to give it away. So find your gift not for the purpose of acquiring more wealth and money and fame, but find what you really good at. So that you can give it back and share it. So name one personal habit. That keeps you going. I like to go to the gym every day. And that that really keeps me going. I feel inspired by looking at people that are also trying to stay healthy. And and, you know, sweating and being very active of getting outdoors being active is what keeps me going whether it's the evening walk or going for a hike or going to the gym every day. It. So do you have a morning routine? What you do during the first two hours of the day. I try to get up in enough time. So that I'm not rushing to get to work that doesn't always happen. But when I do manage to get up in time, I you know, I I really cherish that morning. Routine of spending fifteen or twenty minutes in silence and just really being mindful of everything that I'm doing whether it's brushing my teeth or eating my breakfast spent some time outside in the backyard. Looking listening to the sounds of the birds and looking at the leaves of the trees shaking in the breeze and just sets the tone for the rest of the day. So name one book that you'd like to recommend for our listeners. Most recently, I read search inside yourself by shade maintain and he's one of my favorite people here. He's from the bay area. He's a Google guy. And that that right now is a really cool book that I'm reading one of the classics that I've enjoyed as I IM that by three the saga, data Maharaj and. And I think you're some of your other interviewees talking about Saddam by her has and so on and those are sort of wonderful classics. Well, thank you Lord for shedding dry, by know, how much you love the books that are shared on the show. And I know that many of you get these books as you as soon as you hear them shared, and that's what audible dot com is offering action driver one free audiobook download with a free thirty day trial. So that you get get to check out their service. And in case, you didn't know audible has over a hundred and eighty thousand titles. 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I'm ready for this opportunity to be able to talk to so many people. I never thought that I would have to display at farm this chance that this book has given me I'm grateful for this beautiful day today. I'm grateful for the chance to talk to you and be on your show. And then that you can find me a doctor vich dot com. D O C T O R V. I J that's VI j not g Dr veg dot com. And I'd like to put cool videos and links to things that I'm reading and pondering and you can find information about my book. Turbo metabolism it weeks to new there as well. So they who actually tribe if you want to make a change in their life. No matter where you are in the health spectrum. If you want to change a diet, the you think, you know, if you want to be more aware of the different types of food, like we're learning today superfoods and the importance of bacteria in your body, and you must consider grabbing this book double metabolism, which is available. 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