James Krieger is a nutrition expert and the founder of Weightology, LLC, a weekly publication and consulting service based on providing non-biased health information and weight loss advice. He also runs a blog debunking health myths called the “Health Sleuth.” He is the former research director for a corporate weight management program that treated over 400 people per year, with an average weight loss of 40 pounds in 3 months. His former weight loss clients include the founder of Sylvan Learning Centers and The Little Gym, the vice president of Costco, and a former vice president of MSN. He has given over 75 lectures on weight loss-related topics to physicians, dietitians, and other professionals.
James joins us today on Bulletproof Executive Radio specifically to talk about how artificial sweeteners, colorings, and preservatives may be affecting your health. We don’t agree with everything James says, which is why it was so fun talking with him. It’s important to examine every side of the argument, and challenge your current beliefs. Please be sure to let us know what you think of our conversation with James in the comments section at the bottom of this page.
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What We Cover
- How did you get interested in fat loss and nutrition?
- Are artificial sweeteners as bad as many people think?
- Why do you think artificial sweeteners have gotten such a bad reputation?
- The history of some of the most common artificial sweeteners, and their possible health effects/safety.
- A research based approach to aspartame, neotame, Sucralose, acesculfame Potassium, stevia, and lohan wo.
- What are the main concerns with preservatives, and are these concerns founded on research?
- What are some of the preservatives people should try to avoid?
- Are preservatives like MSG really that bad? What about nitrites and nitrates found in bacon?
- Are there any health risks with dyes/colorings?
Links From The Show
Food & Supplements
Dextrose Powder (glucose)
The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
The Better Baby Book by Dave Asprey
Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
Listener Q & A Summary
- Should you use L-Glutamine?
- Wil Saw Palmetto improve your health and increase hair growth?
- Is nicotene gum a good way to boost emtnal performance?
- How does the Bulletproof Diet differ from paleo?
- What are Dave’s top 3 baby hacks?
- Can you use a Garmin 405 to track heart rate variability?
- Will smart drugs improve endurance performance?
- Does piracetam improve ADHD symptoms?
- Should you take a multivitamin?
- What is the safest cookware?
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Questions for the podcast?
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Can you go into more details on L-Glutamine? Who should take it, how much, when, etc. thanks.
My wife is reading “The Healing Codes.” Do you have any experience with those guys and their techniques?
What are your thoughts on Saw Palmetto and health, particularly for hair loss?
You all mentioned in a recent podcast that niacin is in coffee. What are your thoughts on supplementing with nicotine gum for focus?
How does the Bulletproof Diet differ from paleo?
I recently started adopting a few of the lifestyle and diet changes you recommend and could not be more pleased with the results – I feel like a different person. I would like to ask you a question about your Better Baby Book. Do you have an update of when it will be available (I live in the UK)? I have a 5 month old baby boy who we are soon to start introducing solids to and would love your advice on what would be best to give him – or any other advice while we wait for the book!
Could I use the HRV monitor on my Garmin 405 to achieve ‘coherence’ instead of buying the emWave2?
After listening to your podcast with Tim Noakes about the Central Governor Model of fatigue, I’m curious if it would make sense to take cognitive enhancers during a hard workout in addition to the usual carbohydrate supplementation to fight fatigue during endurance events?
Does piracetam help with ADHD symptoms?
What are your thoughts on multi-vitamins? Do you also take a multi? Is it worth it to take one?
What your recommendations for the best cookware? Should I use cast iron, stainless steel, porcelain, etc.
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