Renegade Health Radio: All Day Energy With Yuri Elkaim

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In this podcast:

  • Yuri Elkaim’s system for all day energy.
  • The three substances to avoid or minimize for increased energy: caffeine, gluten and sugar.
  • Yuri’s favorite breakfast recipe for sustained energy until lunch (and kids love it too!).
  • One natural food to minimize if you want stable blood sugar.
  • Get Yuri’s book HERE!

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Kevin: Renegade Health Radio. This is Kevin Gianni with Frederic Patenaude. Fred, we have a guest today.

Fredric: Oh yeah, yeah, we have a great guest today: Uri. How are you doing, Uri?

Uri: I’m doing very well. Now are you guys doing?

Kevin: Uri Elkayam. What’s up, man? It’s good to hear your voice on the other side of the…I guess you’re on the other, you’re across the boarder near Fred, huh?

Uri: I don’t even know where Fred is. He’s an international man of mystery. But yes, technically we’re from the same country.

Fredric: Yeah, technically. Well, you know I’m from the French part, you’re from the English part, so we should fight.

Uri: I mean, technically it’s debatable whether we’re from the same country, right? I mean, I think Quebec’s part of Canada. Maybe some others don’t, but we’re definitely Canadian.

Kevin: That’s funny. We’ve only had two guests on the Renegade Health Podcast and both are Canadian. So, I don’t know what that means.

Uri: We’re taking over, buddy.

Kevin: I know. It’s good. It’s good. You guys are nicer than Americans.

All right, so before we get further into that, Uri, I want to welcome you. For those of you out there who have never heard of Uri, I met Uri, I don’t know, maybe four or five years ago. And we have chatted and talked and become friends since then. Uri’s one of the best guys in health and fitness. Like, not only the best guy in terms of information, but just one of the nicest dudes you’ll ever meet. And when someone comes along like Uri and who is as giving and caring and generous with his time and with his readers and his customers—people who buy his products—it’s very few and far between, so I want you to listen a little bit extra carefully to Uri today, and just know that everything he’s going to say to you is coming from a great place.

Uri: Thank you.

Kevin: Oh, you’re welcome, man. Uri has got a new book coming out. It’s called, Your All Day Energy Diet. And today we wanted to have him come on the show because we wanted to talk about energy. And really, I think the most important thing that we want to talk about is, what on earth is sucking your energy every day? I know that you feel it. I feel it sometimes, so I know that you feel it, too. I don’t know whether maybe it’s in the morning or maybe it’s in the afternoon or maybe it’s in the evening before you go to bed. There is a moment in you day where you’re just like, “Man, I am tired. What’s going on?”

Uri is going to give you some of those tips today, and we’re going to give you a few things that you can take home with you, or you’re probably already home now, but a few things that you can take with you to get through that energy drain.

So Uri, let’s start talking. What are some of these things that most people don’t know are sucking their energy on a regular basis?

Uri: Okay. So I’m going to start with three that I think are…I’m hoping that they’re common knowledge. I call them “energy vampires” because they suck the life out of you, really. And they are caffeine, sugar and wheat. And I kind of put them all in the same category because they essentially do the same thing. So they’re predominantly stimulants—obviously sugar and caffeine are—and wheat is most likely a stimulant as well because it does contain sugar.

And what that does is it does two things. First of all, they’re mechanisms of action, they get right into the adrenal glands. And the adrenal glands basically allow us to cope with stress. So we have all sorts of different you know, types of stress. It could be emotional, physical, environmental, but when we add in food-based stressors like caffeine, like sugar, what they do, because they’re stimulants, is that they stimulate the adrenal glands to pump out stress hormones like cortisol and adrenalin.

So initially, we have that kind of surge of energy and we feel good, but then about an hour later we kind of crash. And that’s because there are a couple of things happening. First of all, those stress hormones that are secreted put us into that fight or flight response, which is biologically necessary for us way back in the day when we had to fight or kind of runaway from things, or kind of catch our dinner. But nowadays, it doesn’t serve us to the same degree, especially in its chronic form. Acutely it’s great, but when it’s chronic, this kind of nonstop anxiety, this stress, this fight or flight response, becomes very dangerous.

So aside from these three foods, which I’ll kind of elaborate on in a second, the bigger reason why we’re so tired nowadays—one of the biggest reasons—is because of how stress impacts the human body. We have not evolved at all biologically since we first walked the Earth, and we’re supposed to deal with the society in a world which has evolved exponentially. Technologically, it’s so much faster and there are so many more things thrown at us. And so we’re still having a tough time keeping up with all that, biologically.

So when we add in foods like caffeine and sugar, which get right into the adrenals and pump out these stress hormones, which further make that whole stress response even worse, that’s not a good thing, because that can wear down the adrenals over time.

The other thing that they do is—both directly and indirectly—is that they impact blood sugar, and this becomes a very big problem when you consider the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in the modern Western world. So for instance, sugar. We know when you eat it, it very quickly spikes our blood sugar. And that’s a problem, because when we have a spike of blood sugar, the body says, “This is dangerous. This is not good.” So it releases insulin.

Insulin is a hormone that then takes the sugar and stores it. And insulin is one of the only storage hormones—one of very few storage hormones—and it’s obviously and directly linked to diabetes. The more insulin you have in your blood over time, the less receptive your cells become to insulin, and that becomes what’s known as insulin resistance or type-2 diabetes. So when we eat a lot of sugar, that can happen.

But caffeine—not a lot of people think about this, because caffeine does the same thing. And it does it so indirectly by impacting the adrenal glands, which then pump out adrenalin and cortisol. And what those two hormones do is they break down stored sugar for immediate energy. So now we have this spike of blood sugar once again, and then we have that whole same casket of events that happens. So sugar is stored, or some of it is used if we’re active, and what ends up happening is we have this surge in energy, and then a crash. So then we feel like garbage and we seek out more sugar, more caffeine, to feel alive again, and then we crash again.

So the very things that we turn to for energy are the things that are actually robbing our energy, which is kind of this weird paradox. And we look at things like wheats, right? So breads, pasta, cereals, anything that contains gluten, for instance, very similar type of thing. Wheats is obviously, for the most part, you know, and then the way most people consume them. If you go to Starbucks and you have any of these beautiful pastries that are lined up in their kind of glass museum of diabetes and diabetes-resulting things, you know? It’s refined pastry and that’s essentially eating pure sugar. So you’re just spiking your blood sugar. You got that whole casket of events going on. But the other thing is that it contains gluten, and gluten is a very big problem because it’s linked to over 190 autoimmune disorders and specifically, it attacks the gut lining, which becomes a big issue for all sorts of things. And it’s also one of the biggest reasons that people suffer from low thyroid function, and specifically Hashimoto’s, which is an underactive thyroid that is linked or basically it’s an autoimmune low thyroid condition. And the reason for that is because the gluten, the protein in gluten, mimics—what’s known as molecular mimicry—it actually looks like thyroid tissue. So if you continue to consume it over and over again, your body now attacks the thyroid and the thyroid is the body’s master gland for metabolism.

So if you feel sluggish and tired and you have a tough time losing weight, if you have a cold hands and feet, if you have brittle hair, skin and nails, those are all symptoms of low thyroid function and it can all be related back to gluten, as well as other environmental toxins.

So those are three big reasons—three big foods—that I would say are probably the most common in terms of our culture, but also looking at the bigger picture which is stress on a chronic basis. Mental, emotional, physical, whatever form it may take, those are the big reasons that we’re so tired nowadays.

Kevin: So you’ve just indicted sugar, coffee, bread…you gotta give us something that we can replace this with.

Uri: Well, yeah. I mean the truth is…and that’s a very common question. People say, “Okay, well what do I eat instead?” And the one thing I forgot to mention was…the real basis of energy is all about what’s happening in your blood. So the reason that it’s important to understand this is that your blood—well, every single one of our cells requires oxygen to produce energy. And the only way oxygen gets to our cells is through the highway in our body called the bloodstream. So in our bloodstream we have these red blood cells, which carry oxygen. And those red blood cells have to get from point-A to point-B to drop off that oxygen.

So in a healthy bloodstream—and a bloodstream, by healthy, I mean a bloodstream that is slightly alkaline—and this is important to remember. I’m kind of thinking back to high school, here, science class. pH scale, zero being very acidic, 14 being the most alkaline and 7 is neutral. Our blood needs to be about 7.35 to 7.45, somewhere in that range. So if our blood becomes slightly acidic, then what ends up happening is the red blood cells have a natural kind of charge, an electromagnetic charge, that kind of repels them from each other, so they don’t stick together. They’re able to move around and get to their destination. But when the blood becomes slightly acidic, those red blood cells start to lose their charge and now they start to stick together. So the blood becomes more sluggish. And if your blood becomes sluggish, then you do as well.

So we have to look at, what are foods that improve the alkalinity of our blood? So when you say, “Well what do we replace those foods with, like the wheats, coffee and sugar?” It really comes back to eating more plant-based foods. And it’s not about becoming a vegan or any of that stuff. I mean, it doesn’t matter what diets or what research you should look at. The general consensus is: eat more plant-based foods, and you’re essentially doing your body a whole lot of good.

You know, I don’t think there’s ever been a study that I’ve ever come across that said eating more vegetables was a risk factor for cancer. You know, it’s basically the reverse. The more vegetables you eat, the lower your risk of pretty much all disease. And there are a number of reasons for that. There’s you know, there’s phytonutrients in those vegetables. There’s also some different properties that really enable us to be in good health.

So then it’s like, “Okay, well if I’m supposed to eat more vegetables, more plant-based foods, do I just have salads all day?” And the answer is. no. And part of my journey has really been about…because I’m a big foodie, as you know. And I also really consider my health and how I feel after I have certain foods. So I don’t like to compromise between taste and health. I like to combine both. So what I’ve really spent a lot of my time over the last couple of years doing is really creating recipes and curating recipes that can show people who are addicted to breads and sandwiches and the typical North American diet, how they can really enjoy plant-based foods in a way that is kind of out of what they would have thought of normally.

So like, delicious smoothies and juices and salads, for sure. But there are also really other cool things that we can do with like really nice wraps and all sorts of different cool, kind of concoctions and recipes that, unless you are presented with them, you really don’t know what to do. And that’s why so many people have this fear, I guess, of kind of giving up their breads and their cereals, because they don’t know what to have instead. But the cool thing is that there’s tons of amazing things you can have.

I’ll just give you an example of a cereal that I just had this morning. It’s actually in my book. It’s called the fiber starter. And the reason it’s called the fiber starter is because it gives you a ton of fiber. And the reason that’s important is because we’re supposed to be getting 35 grams of fiber per day. That’s kind of a recommendation for good, kind of, colonic and cardiovascular health. The average North American is getting less than 15 grams.

So this cereal that I’m about to give you is going to give you about 20 grams of fiber. So it contains…and I don’t measure anything. I just kind of put it all together, so you can measure them out however you want. So I put in a couple of tablespoons of chia seeds, a couple tablespoons of ground flaxseeds, a couple tablespoons of hemp seeds, some chopped up walnuts, some chopped up almonds, some chopped up sunflower seeds, I’ll throw in some goji berries, and then I can top it off with like chopped apple and some cinnamon. I’ll just throw in some almond milk on top of that. and that is like an incredible cereal that is filling, it’s nourishing, and my kids really enjoy that, as well. And that’s another big asset. For me, it’s like, “Is this stuff kid-friendly?” because if your kids don’t enjoy it, the likelihood of you enjoying it will be a little bit less. And so if we can make things that the kids will enjoy, we’ll probably really enjoy those as well.

So there’s a lot of amazing things outside the world of sugar, wheats and caffeine, and those are just a couple examples.

Fredric: Uri, are there any natural foods that you limit? Because many of our listeners already have given up refined sugar, for the most part, or refined wheat and so on, and maybe they’re giving up coffee, too. But what about the natural foods, you know, if you take…because there are so many ways to eat the same foods. Some people eat mostly a plant-based diet. Some people eat mostly meat and vegetables, like a Paleo kind of diet. You know, are there some foods in your system that you exclude or include more of, in the natural realm?

Uri: Yeah, totally. And the cool thing is that I really like to focus on, I mean, other than those three foods that I just mentioned, as well as the common allergenic foods like soy, dairy, alcohol…I don’t think we have to go down that road…but those are the main foods that I have people avoid, which is really just the standard allergenic foods.

And then like above that, I’m really about, let’s focus adding good stuff in as opposed to thinking about what we can’t eat. So I like to consider the all-day energy diets, very agnostic. Like it’s perfect for people who are Paleo. It’s also perfect for people who want to be raw vegan. I mean, you can really use the principles either way through a number of different protocols.

So for instance, I really believe that eating more vegetables…so we have the top of our, what we call the all-day energy diet food spectrum, the top of that spectrum are greens, right? That’s kind of the biggest bulk of where our food should be coming in, in terms of the energy that they’ll give and the health benefits that they’ll give. Above and beyond that we have the rainbow colors, so any vegetables that are, you know, yellows, reds, oranges, different colors to really bring in some cool pigments and a lot of their health benefits into our body. But that also kind of brings in some of the fruit. And I’m not a huge believer that eating 30 bananas a day or two watermelons every single day is a healthy thing to do for most humans, unless you’re running a marathon every single day. So I like to advise people to focus on eating more of the non-sweet fruit. So berries—you can probably have…you can have berries until the cows come home, pretty much. They’re very high in antioxidants, very low glycemic index, so they’re not going to spike your blood sugar, and they’re very satisfying. They’ve got a beautiful flavor. You can use them in a ton of really cool recipes.

Above that I recommend apples and pears, because again, they do have a lower glycemic load. But ironically, they’re also higher in fructose. So I’m not a huge fan of juicing copious amounts of apples and pears, because the fructose that comes in, at least if you’re eating it in its whole food form, is kind of slowed down by the fiber in that whole food. So if you have an apple, the fiber in that apple is going to slow the release of fructose. And fructose is a problem, because it has to be processed by the liver, which then can spit off triglycerides and uric acid, so we don’t want to have too much fructose coming in.

So those are some basic simple recommendations: berries, apples, pears. Those are kind of the foundation of the non-sweet fruit that I recommend.

And then above and beyond that are some of the sweeter fruits, like the tropical fruits. I don’t think that, again, like banana…I mean, I love bananas and mangos and pineapples and all that great stuff, but I don’t think that they’re the best course of action for most people because of the amount of sugar that they can, kind of, give off in the body. So unless you’re very active, you don’t really need to be eating copious amounts of those fruits.

So that’s kind of the only limitation I have in terms of the like the real kind of natural food realm. And then above and beyond that it’s really focusing on quality. So looking at fats. I’m a huge believer that good fats are essential to good health, and that bad fats are one of the most dangerous things you can put in your body. So looking at things like avocados, walnuts, fish oil, or if you’re not, you know, if you want to be vegan you can look at algae oils or flax oils or hemp seed oils. Really understanding the difference between good and bad fats is really important. And then also looking at, you know, if you want to bring in animal products, if you want to have meat or eggs or stuff like that, looking at what is the difference between grass-fed beef and commercially-raised beef? And why is that important to you?

So I’m a believer that eating more plant-based foods—and I’ve seen this with tens of thousands of clients—eating more plant-based foods is easier on the body, but it’s not about saying you can only eat plant-based foods for the rest of your life, that’s the only way you’re going to have energy or good health, because it’s not. For some people, they feel good eating meat, and that’s totally cool, just make sure that the quality of those foods is really important. So that’s a quick little run down, and hopefully that answers your question.

Fredric: Oh yeah, that’s great.

Kevin: You know, you just mentioned grass-feed beef or grass-fed, grass-finished beef, versus commercial beef. And I was talking to Chris Cresser about this, and you can take a piece of steak or two pieces of steak one from a grass-fed, grass-finished cow and the other from a commercially raised cow, and they could be totally different nutritional foods. I mean, one can have a seven-to-one ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, the other one can have a one-to-one ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. And I mean, when you look at that, I mean, one could be inflammatory, the other can be anti-inflammatory. It’s crazy!

And I’m so glad that you brought up the point of the quality of food is so important, because again, I think a lot of the science is skewed. I don’t know, what are your thoughts? Maybe you can comment. Like, how can we even know when we’re looking at our studies if the study was even done with a food that we would actually eat as people who are conscious of our health?

Uri: Yeah, totally. Yeah, I totally get that. And I remember when I was in third year university, I remember being a participant in a study looking at type-2 diabetes, and they wanted to look at all those different kind of glucose tolerance tests and stuff. And I remember I got hooked on Ensure. You know that drink, the canned drink? I don’t know if you have it in the United States.

Kevin: Yeah.

Uri: So that was the food that they used in the study. And I was drinking cases of this stuff every single week. And so we…I mean, we have to consider the foods that people are being fed in these various studies. And I think there is a lot of validity to looking at, you know, if the latest study shows that eating too much meat causes colon cancer, well, why is that? Like, is it because of the type of meat, or is it because of the fact that it’s not being digested or extruded properly, and that it’s sitting in the colon for too long, or there’s other factors involved. But I think the quality of the nutrition is vitally important, because as you said, you know, you can have beef from a grass-finished cow versus something that’s used for McDonald’s. I don’t even consider them the same food. It’s like saying, “Well this is an apple and that’s an orange.” Like, it’s that different. And I think it’s a really important consideration, so I’m happy you brought that up.

Fredric: Uri, do you mind talking a little bit about caffeine? Because that’s one of your top three things to avoid. And I think that saying that you’re going to give up, let’s say gluten or sugar, is relatively easy. I mean, most people don’t experience like massive detoxification symptoms when they do give up those foods. But with caffeine, because it is such a drug, and that the body gets used to its stimulation, it becomes very difficult to live without it. Have you found any useful tips to transition away from caffeine?

Uri: Yeah, totally. The one thing I can say is for anyone listening who enjoys their coffee, I’m not saying that you have to give that up, because I do enjoy the occasional coffee. I don’t drink caffeine, so I’ll have a decaf when I have one, and I try to find good quality beans that are not loaded with molds and toxins and stuff.

So with that said, if you have not experienced the energy you can feel without caffeine, it’s almost like, you know, for someone who’s never traveled to somewhere in the world and seen some amazing place. Like, “Oh my god, this is amazing.” It’s like when you have not experienced the energy you can have off of caffeine, it’s tough to comprehend.

So what I’ve noticed with our tens of thousands of clients over the past 14 years, is that yes, if you drink a daily coffee or more, the first one or two days is going to be tough. Like you’re going to have headaches, you’re going to feel like crap, you’re just going to feel irritable. And that’s just your body. It’s just doing its thing, right? It has receptors for caffeine, and if those are not satiated, you’re going to feel like that. It’s the same if you went off heroin. It’s a drug. It’s the number one drug in the world.

So what I found to be the best way to get off coffee is two ways, and it really depends on the person. The first way you can wean off, which basically means instead of having one coffee every single day, you can have one coffee every other day for a week, and then one coffee every third day for a week, and then just kind of go down that route. Or, you can switch over to a decaf, but even then, you know, like decaf can be heavily processed. You want to look for a Swiss water decaf, which is a much purer process. But I think the best way to do it is really to go cold turkey. So you have caffeine, caffeine, caffeine, and then boom, nothing. But really replacing the caffeine with greens, right?

So I found that the best thing to do is to purify your blood and to reset your palate. And the best way to do that is by getting more greens. And specifically if you can drink more greens. So if you have a green juice…I guarantee if you start your morning with a green juice or a green smoothie, it will take you probably about, I would say on average. you know…it depends. Let’s say for somebody who is addicted to coffee. I would say three to four days before you notice you no longer need the caffeine, like you feel like you don’t even want the caffeine anymore. And your palate also changes, because you crave what’s in your blood.

So if you’re drinking caffeine all the time, if you’re drinking coffee, if you’re consuming sugar, that’s what’s in your blood, you’re going to want more of that. But if you can purify your blood—and the best way to purify your blood is through greens. For instance, greens contain chlorophyll, which is a pigment that is almost identical to hemoglobin, which is the kind of core of our red blood cells. The only difference is that hemoglobin has an iron core, and chlorophyll has a magnesium core. So there’s been studies that have shown that with chlorophyll supplementation, you can actually build new blood cells. And it’s a very purifying type of pigment. And so that alone, as well as some additional properties from plants, is one of the best ways to purify your blood and to readjust your palate.

So if you’re drinking coffee every single day, a very simple change is…I’ll give you a couple of options. One, start your day with a green juice. It could be kale, lettuce, spinach, whatever you want. There are tons of amazing recipes out there, and we have a bunch to the book as well, but you can even just type in, you know, green juice in Google, find one that is predominantly vegetable-based, maybe one fruit in there like an apple for a bit of sweetness, and that’s it. Start your day with that, or a green smoothie. You just want to get those greens coming in.

If you don’t have a juicer or a blender, you can also do liquid chlorophyll in your water. So you can go to the health food store and buy a bottle of liquid chlorophyll. It may cost you 15 bucks, but it will last for like six months. It’s a really good investment, plus it’s good for dental hygiene and it’s also really good for antibacterial properties in your stomach. So for anyone with like, stomach ulcers or H-pylori issue, chlorophyll has been shown to be very helpful for that. So you just take like one or two drops, put it in a glass of water and you can have, you know, if you’re going to drink water anyways, you might as well add some of that in.

And actually Fred, you might like this. I was at a restaurant in Montreal called Crudessence a couple of days ago, and they actually served the…so this is a raw, predominantly raw vegan restaurant in Montreal, and they served a bottle of water at the table like most restaurants do, but it had chlorophyll in it, you know, it kind of had the smoky green kind of thing going on. And I was like, “That is so awesome.”

Those are a couple of recommendations I would make for someone looking to get off caffeine. And the other thing, too, is that I don’t think a lot of people are looking to get off caffeine. It’s not like they wake up and like, “You know what, I’m going to get off coffee today.” As a culture, we love coffee, and that’s cool, but I encourage you to see how you can feel, how much better you can feel, without the caffeine, and then make up your own mind as to whether you want to continue or go back onto it. It’s really, really powerful.

Kevin: Uri, you mentioned your book and I wanted to tell everyone that Uri is in pre-sales, is it? You know, launching a book is a whole interesting thing where you, you know, there’s presales on Amazon, and then that determines when books are going to be distributed to bookstores, and all that sort of stuff. But the cool thing about what Uri is doing is that you can…he’s giving away his book for free. All the Energy Diet. You can get this book for free. And the website that you can go to is And so that’s And Uri, what’s someone going to get when they get this book? Like what are they going to take away from it?

Uri: So first and foremost, it’s the actual hardcover book. It’s not like a PDF download. Like I’m actually going to send you the hardcover book to your front door. And just to be very upfront, we ask that you do cover the cost of shipping. It’s very minimal. And it will take about five weeks or so to get to your house, just because we’re a couple of weeks out from the actual pub date. So Hay House Publisher, you know, and the printing whatever team, they’re actually going to be printing the books around September 23rd when the book launches in stores. So I just want to give you guys a heads up. But nonetheless, you get a free copy of the hardcover book.

Inside the book you’re going to learn some really…I mean, I’m going to go deeper into the whole caffeine, sugar, wheat thing, those energy vampires, but more than that. It’s really about, “Okay, what do I do now?” So it’s not so much about avoiding stuff, it’s about what can we do to live an amazing life, a fully energized life, in a very short amount of time. And the whole guarantee is that you will double your energy in seven days or less. I know that sounds like a bold claim, but we have done this with thousands and thousands and thousands of clients for several years now. Even though this book is brand new, the protocols I’ve been using are really what I’ve been doing since day one in this space. And we know every single time it’s like day one, I feel so much better. Day two, I’m feeling even better. Day seven, I feel like a new person.

So within the book, we have this seven-day energy reset, which is a seven-day plan, which is kind of our proven methodology based around food and lifestyle to really bring you back to life. And it’s really simple things, very quick and easy recipes. They take less than 15 minutes to make. They taste absolutely amazing. So that’s one of the big kinds of “do,” kind of application-type of things in the book. In addition to that, we talk a lot about the importance of adrenal health, thyroid health, how to kind of reestablish both. Talking about the dirty daily habit that we all have, which is…I’ll ruin the surprise here, which is digestion. Digestion is a huge culprit for draining our energy. Just think back to Thanksgiving dinner at some point in your life, and you’ll probably recognize you do feel too tired after that. So we’ll talk a lot about how to repair broken digestive system, which most of us have without even knowing it.

We go into depth about how to exercise properly, because the reality is that a lot of people who exercise do so in a way that actually does more harm to their body and their energy levels than good. We talk about nine easy ways to mitigate and ease stress, because as we’ve talked about, stress is a really big component to this. And we’ve got some really, really cool simple things you can do that already kind of work well into your life. They don’t take extra time, necessarily. Maybe a few minutes a day.

And we also go into some suggestive supplements. Not that they’re required, but you know, a lot of people do ask us, you know, “What do you recommend for kind of bringing my adrenals back to life?” or “helping my digestive function?” So we give a couple really good suggestions that are really proven to work.

It’s a really amazing journey from “Here’s what the problem is.” We also give you two really cool diagnostic tools in the book to recognize where you’re at in terms of exhaustion and fatigue and stress, and then we show you how to repair it all. And it’s very, very quick in terms of the results that are produced.

And as a side benefit, I often tell my clients: How you feel anything is how you feel everything. So whether you want to have more energy so you can wake up more easily, you can be more productive at work, you don’t have to feel as if you’re going to fall asleep in the mid afternoon, you can come back at the end of the day and still have energy to play with your kids or go to the gym or do other things you love to do. If that’s your main goal, or if you want to lose 10 pounds, you’ve kind of hit kind of a plateau with your weight loss, maybe you want better looking skin, maybe you want more mental clarity, maybe you want less stiffness and achiness. These are all byproducts of following this protocol. And the reason I say that is because the principles in the book are foundational. So yes, you’re going to have way more energy, but all these other things I’ve just mentioned are likely going to happen, as well. And we have a lot of clients on video, as well, that have documented these results in a very short period of time.

Kevin: You can get that book at Get it quick, because Uri only has a certain number of these books available, these free hardcover books. Make sure you get it as soon as you can, because chances are if you’re listening to this a couple of days after, they’re going to be gone. But there will still be something there cool for you. As far as I know, it’s going to be a cool cookbook. So you’ll get something, but if you want that book, get it fast.

Uri, thank you.

Fredric: Thanks, Uri.

Uri: It’s been a pleasure. Thanks for having me.

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. Matt says:

    Quite enjoyed the show today. Went looking for the all day link and ended up with nothing but a picture of a snowman. What am I missing here?

  2. Judy says:

    Loved this interview! Yuri’s ideas make a lot of sense and I’d like to explore them further. I tried to access the book offer via your website but it didn’t work – an image of a Disney “Frozen” character kept coming up! ?? If you could clarify how I can participate, I’d appreciate it. Thanks again for this great info!

  3. Monika says:

    I’m unsuccessful in getting to the order page for Yuri’s free book offer; I’ve tried, day,, renegade with all the variations above . . .no luck! Help, please!

  4. Rich says:

    RE: substances to avoid or minimize for increased energy: caffeine, gluten and sugar.

    All to often folks don’t realize the high number of detrimental food products involved with those 3 words: caffeine, gluten, sugar. I talk to misinformed and dis-informed patients all the time who relate caffeine to coffee, gluten to ‘wheat-bread’ or sandwiches, and sugar to the white stuff. They proudly claim “Doc, I gave up coffee, sandwiches and sugar” but still feel like shit….I guess I’m going to have to get some prescriptions!

    I have a list in my office of bad ingredients that contain those 3 things (caffeine, gluten, sugar), or their by-products, renamed ingredients, carefully constructed ‘new terms’ or hidden in a catch-all category “approved by” the FDA, FCC, FTC, AMA, ADA, Bfd or some other alphabetic pseudo-authority—it’s approaching ONE HUNDRED items that promote the degenerative process…..

    Do a little people-watching…take a look around you, wherever you may be—-what a pathetic scorecard:
    a failing educational system from kindergarten thru college,
    a failing family unit,
    a failing and rapidly declining civilization,
    thriving industries comprised of advertising, marketing, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, health care ‘professionals and pseudo-professionals, therapists, palliative treatments provocateurs,…ad nauseum!!!

    • Hi all…..please check into two free videos one each about Harry Hoxey and Doctor Stanislaw Bernzenski ( not sure about correct spelling of these names ) and cancer….you will then understand more about our country’s food manufacturing / medical industries association….also please see Money Moring’s research about our CIA’s day after plan…take care

  5. thank you so very much ,the talk was most informing and yes i would love the book

  6. Kathy says:

    Couldn’t get the link to work?

  7. deb says:

    I can’t find the all day page.

  8. Lila says:

    I typed in and the disney video of Frozen came up???

  9. Marlene says:

    Loved this show and the way Yuri explained things that got to the heart of the matter. I know caffeine and sugar are bad guys, but haven’t been willing to give them up. His ideas are very helpful. Sadly, the link broadcasted to order the book doesn’t work. It takes me to a page with a photo from the movie Frozen. LOL!!!

  10. Denise says:

    I cannot get the link to the book to work.

  11. Kevin Gianni Kevin Gianni says:

    Hey there guys!!!

    Thanks for all your comments on the podcast and sorry for the pic of Olaf from Frozen. That was an internal placeholder for the link, BUT we dropped the ball when it came time to release the podcast. Anyway, I went in and changed the link so it’s working now.

    Here’s where to go:

    It will work now. No Kristoff, Princess Anna or Queen Elsa — promise! LOL!

    We’ll send out a reminder tomorrow, and from what I hear from Yuri there are still books available. 🙂


  12. trish says:

    Loved the coments that were put forward, but would also like the book. I tried to download it but with no luck to the link. Can you pleae help.

  13. Diane says:

    Me too, went to and can’t find offer for free book I was going to order!

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