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Mar 22, 2018

Recorded in the backseat of an Audi S7 during a mecca trip to get high-dose vitamin C injections at a fringe wellness clinic in Pocatello, Idaho, today's podcast is a mind-blowing deep dive into programmed cell death and autophagy with the author of the brand new book "Glow 15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin & Invigorate Your Life."

Naomi Whittel is widely recognized as the one to watch in the “wellness from within” space. Named by Prevention the nation’s leading female innovator in the natural products industry, Naomi is hailed as a trailblazer and an advocate of purity and potency in nutraceuticals. As CEO of Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Naomi continues to deliver on her promise to help millions thrive with award-winning supplements they know will truly help them. A premier wellness partner for QVC, Naomi has also been recognized as one of the leading innovators in the natural products industry by Whole Foods Magazine in their exclusive “Who’s Who of Manufacturers and Suppliers”. Her story and products have been lauded by The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, ABC News, PBS, InStyle, The View, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, SHAPE, Access Hollywood, Natural Solutions, Good Morning America, Today Show and more. She is a steward of sustainability, a sought-after keynote speaker, and a member of the UN Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Naomi lives in Boca Raton, Florida with her husband and their four children.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The surprising truth about inducing programmed cell death...[11:55]

-Naomi's autoimmune disorder that sparked her quest to discover how to heal her skin and body...[14:45]

-Why the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine was specifically focused on autophagy...[21:50]

-Naomi's shocking discovery about how fish oil is actually harvested...[25:40]

-What Naomi discovered about citrus bergamot's effect on cell death when she was traveling in Italy...[29:20]

-The mind-blowing study Naomi conducted on a group of women in Jacksonville, Florida...[34:00]

-How to induce programmed cell death via intermittent fasting combined with protein cycling...[38:10]

-What foods you should break a fast with...[42:15]

-The best type of exercise to activate cellular autophagy...[55:30]

-How Naomi maintains flawless skin, hair and nails while traveling internationally as hard charging CEO...[60:50 & 65:00]

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -Naomi's book: Glow 15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin & Invigorate Your Life. -Jeff Hay's documentary films -Nicotine gum on Amazon -Nicotine toothpicks on Amazon -Organic Cacao butter on Amazon -Organic Pili nuts on Amazon -Kion Skin Serum -Dr. Jason West's clinic in Pocatello, Idaho

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