Renegade Health Radio: Heavy Metal Research, Kevin Goes on a Cleanse

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Heavy Metal Research—Kevin Goes on a Cleanse

  • Kevin talks about his recent experience on the weekend cleanse. The first-day water fast was the easiest part! The second day? Not so fun.
  • The one meal Kevin could eat twice a day, every day for the rest of his life and never get tired.
  • The two most important diet habits that gave Kevin the best results.
  • Info on a “condensed cleanse” that anyone can easily do.
  • Are you someone who abuses cleanses?
  • The history of snake oil: why the original “snake oil” may actually be good for you!
  • What’s in your rice protein powder? You may be shocked to find out. Where to check your favorite products for potential heavy metal content.


    Kevin: Renegade Health Radio. What’s up, everyone? Kevin Gianni with Frederic Patenaude.

    Fredric: Hey. Hi, Kevin. Hi everybody.

    Kevin: Hello. It’s dry here in Denver. I’m in Denver.

    Fredric: It’s like the story of the traveling renegade people because every week, you know, we call in from a different city.

    Kevin: We’ve already done that, though, with the Renegade Health Show. It would be nice to not to have to travel so much.

    Fredric: So what’s new, Kevin?

    Kevin: Oh man, I did the weekend cleanse last weekend.

    Fredric: Oh yeah?

    Kevin: We actually did it. I’m not telling the truth. I actually did it during the week instead of on the weekend just because the weekend, we were going to be traveling, and so I did it during the week, which is fine. We’ve done with the weekend cleanse to saym “Hey, we’d like you to do it in the weekend, but if you can’t do it on the weekend, you can do it during the week.”

    It was great, you know? I haven’t done a cleanse in a long time and I’ve been saying that I wanted to go up to the north to see Dr. Goldhamer and do a water fast, but with a baby, it’s just really not something that, you know…right now Annmarie and I decided we are just not going to do it yet, just because we just want to…we don’t want to get involved with staying at a place and having a babysitter and that sort of thing, so the weekend cleanse I figured would just be a good thing to do.

    So a couple of interesting insights. Number one: The water fast on the first day was so easy. I actually love it. I kind of want to do some sort of regular water fast like that, maybe even monthly, maybe even twice a month. It just was really good. Did you have the same experience? Do you tend to struggle when you have a water fast, or no, Fred?

    Fredric: Not the first day. I mean, it’s kind of like you. It’s kind of a revelation, you know? Wow, I feel so good until about 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon, where I just kind of need to eat, you know? Then you wait it out and that feeling goes, and then when you break the fast, it’s just…it’s a great experience. I don’t think I would do it every single week. I think it can be a little depleting for, you know, if you are not actively trying to lose weight. But I mean, all the research is there and it’s a great thing to do.

    Kevin: Yeah, but then the second day. So for me, for some reason, on juices, that second day, like I was just really spacey, kind of out of it, and just really, really hungry. And it was really strange, because normally when I fast, I don’t kind of experience this. I’ve even done five, six, seven-day juice fasts. I’ve done five-day water fasts and I’ve never really felt this way before. So I don’t know what…maybe my body really did need to cleanse. Maybe there was just some things going on, or it just was the timing or my metabolism is faster right now, I don’t know. But I just…I was really, really, really, really anticipating having some sort of solid food the next day.

    Fredric: Well the second day is the hardest, I think. I mean, you were working. I did it actually on the weekend as we’re supposed to.

    Kevin: Oh come on.

    Fredric: No, but I mean, it does work a little bit better when, on that particular day. Not the Friday, but the Saturday. You don’t have to do anything, right?

    Kevin: Yeah.

    Fredric: But the second day is tough. And how was your third day?

    Kevin: Third day is great. I mean, I have one smoothie a day in the morning, one nice big smoothie in the morning, every day now since January. It was something that I restarted up again. I mean, I could have two smoothies a day every single day for the rest of my life and have a dinner. So it’s like…what is that, a…was that two shakes a day and then a sensible dinner? Was it at Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig? I forget which one that is, but it kind of feels that way.

    So two green smoothies a day. Big ones, like 32 to 48, maybe even 64 ounces a day, and when a regular healthy, organic dinner. I could probably do that every day for the rest of my life. I just love green smoothies. They’re just…I love them, they are so good. They are so energizing. Their filling, so you know, you are not getting a ton of calories in the morning with breakfast, you know, just with like eggs and sausage and bacon and pancakes and whatever else you want to eat. It’s just a really great tool to keep your hunger down, so the third day was just fantastic. It’s just great to have delicious smoothies and easy ones to make, not too complicated, great. For anyone who doesn’t even know what a green smoothie is, it doesn’t even look green, so no one freaks out. It’s just a really good, really nice way to kind of close out on the third day.

    Fredric: Cool. Well, we’ll give everybody more details, I guess, as we release that program, because there are a few more things as part of the cleanse, right? We got, like, the holy basil is part of it, a few protocols, but we wanted to test it out ourselves. We have like…a bunch of people take it, and then you had the raw food challenge before you organized this part of Renegade Health, and I had the green cleanse, so we’re kind of putting it all together in this sort of condensed cleanse that everybody can do.

    Kevin: Yeah, a condensed cleanse that just kind of is built upon the years of experience we’ve had before. In the condensed cleanse that, one, I could just give to my mom, and she would just say, “Oh I think I can do this.” And two, for people like Fred and I, and you who are listening, probably, who know all this stuff. And sometimes, even when we know this stuff, five-day juice fast…somewhat daunting, you know what I mean? And it’s just one of those things where you are like, “Do I really need five days of juice? I’m eating healthy.” This is one of those things you can just kind of like, hop in for three days, hop out, get back to you stuff.

    And you know, look, there are a lot of people who abuse cleansing. It’s kind of like a binge and purge kind of behavior. And I’ve seen it all throughout the years that Annmarie and I were on tour. We’d talk to people and they’d say, “Oh, I’ve just went away for the weekend and now I’m doing like four-day, five-day, six-day, ten-day cleanse.” And then they’ll go away again and they’ll just…they’ll go on a cruise or something, and they’ll just eat everything from the buffet, binge on all the different types of food. And then they’ll come back and they’ll think that cleansing is going to right their wrongs.

    I think it tends to shock the body even more. It’s almost better that you kind of maintain your healthy lifestyle throughout..and yeah, when you go on a cruise, maybe you do eat a few things, but you know, just don’t over…don’t like super over indulge. And then when you come back, you can cut back a little bit. I think it’s just kind of doling out those peaks and valleys and just kind of making it more of a fluid wave. I think it’s really one of the most valuable ways to not stress out about this stuff, and actually keep your body always ready and not shock it so much.

    Fredric: Yeah, yeah totally. I mean, you can get addicted to cleansing, although I never did, because to be honest, a long juice fast, it kind of sucks, you know? You said it like it’s daunting, five days and it’s just…I mean, the last water fast that I did, I guess it was a seven-day cleanse or ten days, if you include like before and after, because I kind of prepared myself eating fruit only and so on.

    It’s not something I would do every month. I mean, it is work, like it is…that’s what Dr. Goldhammer says: fasting is hard work. It’s kind of weird saying, because you are not doing anything, but it requires your effort. It requires your persistence and your motivation and it’s not easy. Condensed cleanse kind of gets you back on track. It’s better than not doing it. It’s better than thinking about doing a ten-day cleanse and not doing it. So you do three days and maybe at the end of the three days you decide, “Hey, this time I’m going to go for seven days or five days,” because you feel like if your are over the hump or something, like the first couple of days are difficult.

    Kevin: You exactly said it. And I would say the last six or seven cleanses that I’ve done, it’s always been a feel thing. It’s never been, “Oh I’m going to do this for seven days.” It’s been…I think the last time…the time before this, the day of the cleanse, I was starting to get a little bit of a cold. Any time I start to get a little bit of cold, I shoot right to juices. I load up on vitamin C powder, zinc, echinacea tincture, you know, I really just…I do it.

    And I was like, “I don’t know how long this is going to last.” And I did it the first day, I had a little sniffles. And I was like, “I’m just going to keep doing this until I don’t want to do it anymore.” I think I did it for four days, and on day three and day four, instead of just having juices, because I didn’t really wanted to define it, I just wanted to kind of ride it out I started to add some smoothies in and it felt really good. And I think that approach to cleansing is actually really valuable, too. Because look, if you do three days of cleansing and you are trying to do seven and you didn’t make it to seven, you still did three days of cleansing. I mean. you can’t beat yourself up for that. I mean. you have the initial motivation, you actually took the action to do it, you went out at the grocery store, you bought all the stuff, you got the juicer ready, you got the blender ready and you got all these things together and then you are beating yourself up for not finishing seven days? I mean, who’s to say you are probably even needing seven days? You know, three days is cool.

    You know, just do it and then try to pick it up again, you know, maybe later, maybe in the next couple of month. And I think that’s the best approach to it, because we look at these numbers, like seven days is going to take us to the promised land. And who knows? All our bodies are different. It’s kind of like this one-size-fits-all fits all philosophy, that’s the way to look at it. Just because someone says seven days doesn’t mean your body is going to turn from cesspool to swimming pool. How do you like that one? I just made that up?

    Fredric: That’s a good one.

    Kevin: And so enough about the cleanse. We hope that you guys get interested in that. I do want to do a little side note here. I am writing a book for Hay House. Hay House is publishing the first, like, official published book for Renegade Health. And in the book I went and did some research on snake oil. Do you want to hear what I found out. Fred?

    Fredric: Yeah, yeah. I mean, tell me.

    Kevin: You know, I’ve always wondered, because sometimes—and even myself, I’ve been called a snake oil salesman before by haters on the internet—and I’ve always wondered what it actually meant. And so I went and I did some research. And there’s actually a really interesting article on NPR. You can just search the history of snake oil, NPR, and you will find the article. And it’s probably more interesting than what I’m going to tell you here, because it’s a little more detailed.

    But essentially, snake oil, when the Chinese were immigrating over here and they actually had Chinese labor camps—and it’s kind of a part of American history that a lot of people don’t know about—the Chinese did bring an oil that was from the Chinese water snake, which is an oil that they used on a regular basis, I believe they even used it topically, and super high in omega 3.

    And so real snake oil is actually good for you. So it’s kind of like this, you know, this thing that people don’t know. They just assume that snake oil is a supplement that doesn’t work, or some sort of flashy hooplah kind of kind of thing that doesn’t even bring real results.

    What happened then is a guy named Clark Stanly found out about snake oil, and he decided that he was going to try to get snake oil from rattle snakes. And he started selling this snake oil liniment all throughout the country, and kind of like the traveling salesman putting advertisement and little flyers and all the stuff, all the vintage stuff that you may or may not have seen about snake oil, or just about that old, like, I don’t know, even campy kind of like, Vaudeville kind of show, circus.

    Fredric: Cures everything.

    Kevin: Exactly, exactly. And he actually used to even kill the snakes on stage. I would love to see a video of this. Unfortunately. there’s none. But I’d love to see this history in action.

    And so he was the guy who made a big deal about snake oil and brought it to a lot of people. And I think in 1906, Pure Food and Drug Act started cracking down because of Clark Stanley, they started cracking down. And they actually went and tested the snake oil and they have found that what he was selling didn’t have snake oil in it. There was no remnants of any snake oil. It was essentially just a bunch of mineral oil and maybe a few other things. So he really was selling something that did not even exist. He got fined $20.

    Fredric: Which is like?

    Kevin: A slap on the wrist. Kust like the pharmaceutical companies.

    Fredric: What is that? And what year was that?

    Kevin: That was in 1906. I remember reading somewhere that it’s about the equivalent of $400 or $500 of today’s money.

    Fredric: Okay.

    Kevin: So yeah, he really got the crackdown.

    Fredric: Cool. So you’re really not a snake oil salesman, Kevin.

    Kevin: No, no, no. But I’m interested now in real snake oil. It might be actually really valuable! But I mean, I think it would be very difficult to sell it.

    Fredric: Just don’t mention it if you…you try.

    Kevin: Yeah, the special oil, high omega 3. So what else do we got? We got some heavy metal stuff here, Fred. Heavy metals are a big deal.

    Fredric: What kind of heavy metal? Metallica? What’s your favorite heavy metal band?

    Kevin: I have to admit that I listened to a lot of Metallica.

    Fredric: Still?

    Kevin: Oh no, no, no. Not now. anymore. I can’t bring myself to listen to it. It’s so angry.

    Fredric: Oh! I don’t care about the angry. It’s just…it hasn’t aged well. Let me just say that. But when you are in the mood, you know? Yeah.

    Kevin: I did meet James Hetfield, who is the lead singer of Metallica, at…a Michael Pollan talk in Marin. How cool is that?

    Fredric: Yes. So you know the Metallica guys, they are into raw food diets, right? Or healthy foods or something organic.

    Kevin: At least healthy foods. So anyway, heavy metals. Big news coming out of I don’t know if you guys know Mike Adams, but Mike Adams has been a colleague and a friend of ours, Annmarie and I, for…when did we initially meet Mike? Holy Cow, did we meet Mike eight years ago? We…no, no, no. we met Mike six years ago. That’s still a lot of time.

    We met Mike six years ago at the Raw Spirit Festival in Arizona, in Sedona. And since then, I’ve followed Mike’s work. And Mike’s gone from healthy to Survivalist, to Conspiracy Theory…I mean, he’s really run the gamut over the last six years in terms of what he publishes.

    What he’s publishing now I think is probably the most revolutionary and coolest thing that’s ever happened in the health industry. I don’t know about ever…well let me take a look. I don’t know about ever, but I think it’s answering questions that we need to know. And so what Mike did was, Mike took a lot of his own personal money and funded a lab that he now has setup, where he tests all different types of food products that you find in the super market, in the health food store. Protein powders, seaweeds, he’s doing all of this right now, and you can find out all the information at

    Again, we are not getting paid to talk about Mike and what he’s doing right now. I just think what he is doing is absolutely amazing. And so what is really valuable to me, and the way I look at this and the importance, really, is the fact that we are eating this stuff ourselves, but we are also giving it to our son. We are giving it to Hudson. And some of the work that Mike has done particularly with rice protein powder is shocking, because rice protein powder from the—generally it’s because sourced from China—tends to have very high or higher than, rice from say the United States, in heavy metal toxicity.

    And this is a big deal. I mean, think about it. You make your smoothie every morning, you have your vegan rice protein because you don’t want to overload on whey protein or animal protein or something like that. It’s kind of one of those things that a healthy person decides, and says, “Hey, I don’t need to eat that much meat or I don’t even need to eat any meat” or “I don’t need to do this or that. I want to have some rice protein.” You put your rice protein powder in your smoothie and you are adding heavy metals to your smoothie! I mean it’s shocking right?

    Fredric: What else is he testing? I mean, I know it’s new, but has he tested anything else? Is he planning on testing like a wider range of food products, including perishable products?

    Kevin: Yeah, absolutely, that’s in the works. I mean, it’s an issue of…I talked to him the other day. I mean, it’s an issue of funding, figuring out what’s kind of the most valuable things to test, that you know, that most people are using so they can really have a database that’s really valuable to people. And he’s tested everything. He’s told me he’s tested like everything in his house, personally. He hasn’t published anything yet, because what he’s doing is, which is fantastic, is that if he finds something in his lab, he sends the same thing off to another lab, to third-party validate if the results are actually correct. And you know, everything so far has come up correct that he’s found.

    So protein powders he’s done. Some of the rice protein powders and some of the pea and other type of protein powders he’s done those. You can find those at He’s done seaweeds, done some green powders, I believe. So he’s really started to run the gamut of this like, super food kind of space. And just identify what stuff is good and what stuff isn’t. Because yes, there is going to be some metal toxicity in some of our foods. That’s just kind of the nature of our toxic environment. But some of the levels that he’s finding are just, kind of, unacceptable.

    What’s cool about the actual rice protein powder is that he tested some rice from California, some organic rice from California, and it didn’t have any of these heavy metals. So there is rice that doesn’t have it. It’s not just all rice. All rice isn’t toxic. It doesn’t have all heavy metals. We want to make sure everyone is clear about that. Rice is a good, healthy food to eat. But I think it’s more of a sourcing issue than it is the actual blanket rice, peas, apples, anything like that. It’s where it’s coming from. And I think as we evolve over the next ten to 15 years, I think that’s going to be the real focus on our food sourcing. And we are going to have to really get more committed to looking at what’s there and where the food is being grown, because there is a risk for toxicity as our environment continues to be more toxic.

    Fredric: Well, have you noticed, Kevin, and everybody listening, how in the last few years, more and more fruits and things like that are coming from China, being imported from China? I mean, we know China for other things, all the…pretty much, consumer items that we buy and so on, but now they are exporting a lot of food. Like we see apples coming from China. I mean, you got to look at where the food is coming from more and more, because I don’t trust almost anything coming from China. But sometimes you don’t really have an alternative. And at least we are not putting it in your mouth. But food from China, I just don’t trust it. I don’t know you about you, Kevin, but this doesn’t surprise me the whole heavy metals and rice protein powder and so on.

    Kevin: Yeah, but I mean, you can look at it, and you could do research online or read a good book about China in its industrial age. I mean, America was in an industrial age, you know, decades and decades ago. But this industrial age in China…in many cities, there’s ridiculous amounts of pollution. It just seems to me that you kind of want to avoid that. I mean, I wouldn’t want to eat a bunch of vegetables from Pittsburgh in the steel days, you know? I mean, like back in the 1920s and 30s and 40s when the steel mills were just like really, really cranking along in Pittsburgh.

    I mean, there’s pictures my grandfather has of, you know, people who worked in the steel mills. And you know, they’d just be covered in soot…it would be just cloudy and this fog of, or not even fog, it’s like cloud of soot moving through Pittsburg on a regular basis. And I don’t know. I don’t want my lettuce growing in that type of environment. And again, I have not been to China and so on. I’m probably speaking ignorantly on some level, but at another level, not. And I’m sure there’s great places where food is grown in China, but for what I know existing about it, I’d be very cautious.

    Fredric: I mean, it was in their story also a couple of years ago, I think. It was a major newspaper or something that. And New York City tested all of the sushi bars and the fish that was being served there, and found outrageous amounts of heavy metals in the fish that were considered safe by the official guidelines.

    Kevin: Yes, this was…I believe it was in 2007, 2004 or 2007. And that was a really scary study when that came out. Mercury levels were super high. I mean, to the point where eating six of those, of the sushi rolls, the cut sushi rolls of like tuna? That was an experience that could be considered a toxic experience.

    Fredric: And there is a disconnect between what people think is healthy food and what’s being advertised, and the reality. I mean, it seems like the official guidelines don’t have time to catch up with what’s actually happening in terms of sourcing and so on. I know shrimps from Asia are ridiculously toxic, and then, that’s what you find. I mean, if there is no mention of where it’s coming from, it is probably coming from there.

    Kevin: Yeah. I’d like to know about goji berries. It’s my understanding that goji berries, a lot of people like to say that they are grown in Tibet, but I have a feeling that most…I remember reading an article from a very well qualified source mentioning that, “You know, goji berries really don’t—you know, the ones that we’re getting, they are not really coming from Tibet, they are coming from China.” And is this a good or bad thing? I don’t know. Maybe I should bring this up to Mike and see if he can test a few things.

    Fredric: Cool. Well really great information about that. We are looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen next with this study.

    Kevin: Yeah, definitely check it out

    Fredric: All right. Well I think we got some more concise information today. I mean, we’ve been doing this for a couple of weeks, now.

    Kevin: Yeah, I think we are on it. It’s good.

    Fredric: Good. Well we are looking forward to your comments, guys, and also your questions. I think we should start answering questions probably by the next podcast. And it’s on iTunes, too. So if you’d prefer to get the podcast directly to your iTunes account, so you can load it on your iPhone and so on—and also I think on the iPhone directly and the iPad and maybe even android devices, there’s a podcast app that works with iTunes, so you can download them directly there.

    Kevin: Yeah, so you could take us on your run or your walk or your yoga class. I don’t know. Does anyone have iPhones on in yoga? I wouldn’t be surprised. Bye.

    Fredric: See you next time.

    Kevin Gianni

    Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

    Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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    1. Jessica says:

      I wish you would also have a transcript of these calls, so many Id like to read but I hate and dont have time for listening to discussions like this, I want to read it and be on my way! Thanks for your great work tho!

    2. Lori says:

      Please include a written portion for people who don’t want to listen at that time but want to know what you are saying.

    3. Andrea says:

      I’m often unhappy about having to listen or watch something when I don’t have the bandwidth to do this. I travel full time in my RV and would appreciate a transcript. This site is one of many I’d like to participate in more but with the requirement to watch or listen, I just can’t. I appreciate the work you do and I am a customer.

      Just my 2 cents,

    4. Sharon says:

      Hi, I signed in for your webinar on Thursday, April 3, the webinar was not on time, so it said to bookmark the page and come back, so I did. So when I went back, it said the webinar was over. I was really disappointed, but you has a replay of it, so I listed to the webinar on Holy Basil, I was so interested in getting some Holy Basil, but when I went to the store, you were already out of stock. When will your Holy Basil be available again as I really could use it? Since I was on time for the webinar and it was not on time online, I feel I should be able to get the discounted price you offered at that time when your Holy Basil does come in. Please let me know when it is available again. Thanks.

    5. Crow says:

      Just remember much of the fish in the USA is coming from the gulf of Mexico, so you are being exposed to
      dispersant s and oil from the gulf oil spill.

    6. Laurel says:

      What about Sunwarrior?

    7. lynette mayo says:

      Hi Kevin:
      I just ordered the Nutri-Bullit? is that your invention?

      I got a rare disease at age 68. I am on my own with this horror? “Dercums Disease”. I got it late because l think having been a health nut since age 32? A course of antibiotics, for L.Pylori, against my better judgment might have been the straw that broke the camels back? He scared me into it. I took a lot of probiotics, perhaps they where not the exact one’s l needed?

      It’s possibly caused by trauma? according to Arthur Janov, Ph.D, in “Life Before Birth”, babies in-utero during a war are vulnerable to catastrophic diseases in late life due to massive amounts of stress hormones from a mother living in daily terror? it would be better to have cancer? There is a specialist, Karen.L.Hebst,MD. but, my feeling is she needs to go back to school and learn Functional Medicine, she is a traditional Endocrinologist at UC Arizona, in Tucson, researching Lymphedema.

      I also have Systemic Lymphedema, and OA. I need all the help you can muster?? please forward this to anyone you may think might be of help to me? What helps: CVAC,, Prolotherapy for OA. Primal Therapy to deal with the huge emotional impact of this.

      Thank you,
      Lynette Mayo (age 71)
      San Clemente, Ca.
      949 498 9770

    8. Ray says:

      You do not trust food coming from China, but can you trust food coming from within America!
      Quoted from an article in
      “GMOs are now present in 75 to 80 percent of conventional processed food in the U.S., according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association.”; and
      “Unfortunately, due to cross-contamination and pollen drift, very few products in the U.S. are completely free of GMOs.”
      I would hazard a guess that food from China could be the lesser of both evils.

    9. Pat G. says:

      Don’t eat anything from China! They eat dogs, and they are a Communist country!!!! We’re not trading with Cuba are we? Think about it!

    10. Henrik says:

      That’s really interesting about the snake oil!

      I have to say that your email subject was very overreactive though. “Avoid at all costs”? Many of the rice protein powders tested have perfectly acceptable levels. Sure, I wish they were better, but obviously many of the manufacturers have agreed to change this.

    11. Rosa says:

      Thanks for keeping us up to day! Transcript are really helpful when English is your second language.
      Best of luck and blessings.

    12. Rick Thomas says:

      Re: Water Fast—Try it with Willard Water Ultimate Dark.

    13. Have you guys seen Jon Barron’s take on the current heavy metal debate?

    14. Bonnie K says:

      This is for Lynette Mayo: I have a Dr treating me for Barretts and I have no more reflux. If you send me your e-mail, I can send some info regarding him. He treats in a different manner. I am sure he could help you. My email is

    15. mary dicerni says:

      I do not have the plug in for most videos, so i would also love to have it written. Is it going to be a difficult thing ? I did hear of a typewriter that write what you say… maybe we can rent it?? thank you Kevin, Mary

    16. Yvonne says:

      @Pat G: Don’t eat anything from China, they are a communist country. Great joke! *L*

    17. sheri says:

      This sure sounds like it would be interesting, wish my computers sound worked, if you could also have it in written form that would be so nice.:)

    18. Great show Kevin and Frederic, informative and enlightening.

    19. Tobey Brown says:

      Two words of advice: SHOW NOTES!
      I understand the curiosity factor that your are trying to use BUT, I really want to know WHAT I’m going to being tuning into and HOW I’m going to be spending my next hour. Just give it to us upfront in the show notes so WE can decide if this is right for US.
      Peace out

    20. Carol says:

      You’re the tops….great addition to all the wonderful news already provided


    21. Virginia says:

      Valuable info. Thank you. Kevin

    22. Cheryl says:

      It appears all protein powders have a certain amount of heavy metals in them. What is the best way to go about finding a healthy protein powder. If it is low in mercury then it is higher in lead. All these powders have some kind of metal in them.

      Is it best to avoid protein powders since there is no brand that is 100% safe for us?

    23. Cedar says:

      Definitely wanting to know about goji berries from China…How safe are they? Was told they are ok because they are grown at a higher elevation?? thx

    24. Tiffany says:

      It was mentioned that whenever the feeling of sickness comes you do a cleanse and load up on vitamin C and echinacea. What kind of cleanse do you do? and what kind of smoothie do you recommend? (**as I lay in my bed for the 3rd day straight with only body aches and a low fever…I NEVER get sick by the way, so weird!) Help!

    25. Jeffrey says:

      Hi Kevin!

      Interesting show. Any problem with water fasts for people who don’t have excess weight? I heard when you start fasting you lose muscle tissue first. Not necessarily good from what I’ve heard. What’s your thoughts on this?

    26. Jeffrey says:

      Incidentally, your comments on China are point on. I live on the other side of the strait from China (Taiwan), and read all of the reports (many not translated into English) about the toxicity of the soil, air, and water in China. Also have friends who live and work there. Besides industrial pollution, banned pesticides, toxic chemicals not meant for food use, illegal food colorings and flavorings, etc., all find their way into the food there. I know no other way to put it bluntly other than to say you are playing Russian roulette with your health by eating anything grown or produced in China. Yes, my computer, phone, and some other products do come from China. But I never put anything from China in my mouth as food. A word to the wise!

    27. Alex says:


      Following your podcast the other day did my first ever water fast with a colleague. Great experience – taught me a lot about the psychology of food and that there are many times I eat not because I need to but because I want to. Have been snacking a lot less since then. Felt great on the day, was surprisingly easy. Have had some major detox symptoms since too and noticed some bloating gone down on my abdomen. Thanks for the tips! Am probably going to do one every 2-3 months or so and next time am going to go into a weekend juice cleanse afterwards.

      Loved today’s show – interesting info. Had to laugh re snake oil! it’s good to know where that comes from! Have haf that one levelled at me in the past too! And def going to check out foods I consume on the labs.naturalnews site. Brilliant research.


    28. suzanne says:

      Love you two.
      Why does it say 40 comments, but there are only 27 below?

    29. Thank you for your work!!

    30. larry says:

      it turns out that Mike Adams may be a snake oil salesman, as I just read an article by Jon Barron that claims that the Natural News Forensic Food Lab is a sham (see) and does not use GMP!

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