Episode 7: How to eat REAL FOOD (& why it matters so much!)

Today I talk about “real food”:  What it is, why it matters, and how you can benefit.  I also share my personal experience, and practical tips to help you make improvements.

Topics Addressed

  • Intro / why this matters (00:07)
  • Preview of specific topics I’ll cover (2:08)
  • What is “real food”? (02:47)
  • Specific examples of “real food” (3:30)
  • How does processed food harm us? (4:23)
  • Categories of processed junk food (6:33)
  • Refined sugar / carbs (6:48)
  • Refined vegetable & seed oils (9:22)
  • The junk food formula (11:00)
  • Juice & smoothies (11:45)
  • Benefits you get from eating “real food” (13:20)
  • My experiment with unprocessed food, and how it applies to you (16:10)
  • Food as medicine (18:31)
  • Practical tips: putting this in practice (19:13)
  • Helping your kids (20:59)
  • Summary / recap (21:56)

Resources Mentioned

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.