Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast. Episode 3. Featuring Scott Gooding

I met Scottie when he was the MC for a keto-event I spoke at in Sydney with the IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Tony Freeman. Scott and I got on like a house on fire and we became firm friends. I wrote the foreword for his latest book The Ketogenic Diet and I’m not consulting to his online coaching programme . Scott has an approach to health and wellness that can benefit anybody. This was a great cast…

2:23 – Scottie jumps right in and gets deep… “It takes a village to start a health epidemic” (Scottie name-dropping the well-known Dr Terry Wahls, famous for her auto-immune protocols for treating MS and other auto-immune conditions)

3:50 – Scott explains the work that he did with Dr Wahls

9:30 – Why are some doctors and dieticians so against diets that are based on real-food!? (Like the Paleo diet)

11:00 – Scottie agrees that Cliff is a ‘piece of granite’ “You’re f$%&in’ huge!”

12:13 – How did Scott go from a ‘carbs and cardio’ mindset for health and fitness into a lower-carb, real food approach?
15:00 – As part of a flow-on from the discussion above, Scott and Cliff talk about the effects of a whole foods diet on inflammation and chronic pain

16:00 – How did Scott get into cooking?
17:30 – “The only way you can be a true custodian of your own health is to cook at home!”
21:00 – Everyone knows what to eat, but if you don’t make it exciting and sexy, it’s not going to work for you. [Simple, effective, affordable ways to make food exciting]
22:20 – Cliff rants against the ‘food is just fuel’ school. Food is enjoyment, entertainment, fun! 😊
23:30 – Work your ‘kitchen muscle’. Learn some basic skills, get in the kitchen, practice!
28:18 – Scott talks about his Paleo cooking and lifestyle books co-written with our buddy Luke Hines and his more recent solo ventures. Take home message: If you aren’t at least a little embarrassed by your books, years later, you haven’t grown and evolved!

[Shout out to my mentor Dr Ian Brooks!]

31:00 – Scottie talks about how he transitioned from pure Paleo into more of a keto-paleo approach
32:00 – Cliff nerds out about latitude defining carb intake in an ethnographic context
33:00 – Sometimes Paleo can be too high in carbs for some people in Scott’s opinion 😉

Discussion of ensues!
Reconditioned Me is an integrative 8-week programme that focuses on the key areas of movement, psychology and mindset, mindfulness, and movement. It had expert guidance from Scott Gooding (food and movement), Glen Mackintosh (psychology, behaviour, and mindset), Neera Scott (mindfulness), Cliff Harvey (that’s me! – nutrition)

45:30 – Can you start with just one minute of meditation? 
[The value of starting and building a meditation practice]

46:20 – Shout out to Scotties podcast!
Scottie discusses his resistance to meditation and all the excuses he made to ‘not’ meditate. After chatting with Cliff on his podcast a year or two ago, Scott started his meditation with ‘Cliff’s one-minute meditation’. Now he has a solid, daily meditation practice. “Now meditation is part of my landscape”

48:37 – What’s Scott’s daily and morning routine look like? What does this mean to his health and wellbeing?
Note: Scott is a huge fan of saunas and steaming….mainly because it’s relaxing AND you can’t take your phone in the steam-room! 
“Let me tall ya, an iPhone doesn’t work very well in that environment!”

50:45 – Books and resources that have influenced Scott (aside from me of course…!) Scott waxes lyrical about Mark Sisson ( ) and other pragmatic voices in the industry

52:00 – The importance of compassion + Scott and Cliff talk about the importance of not just serving the elite and the wealthy with healthy nutrition. AND that you also can’t judge people for enjoying more esoteric (and expensive) supplements if they choose to.
54:00 – “You can’t be pragmatic if you’re dogmatic, and you’re going to be a hypocrite. Full stop.” So, be kind! Be compassionate. “At the end of the day, you only really know best for you…”

55:00 – I tell Scott about how much I am enjoying my early morning walks and how much it has improved my mental health. (Note: I have Bipolar Disorder 2)
Shout out to Lion’s Mane coffee….again… 😊

59:49 – The larrikins make a few tangential jokes about soccer players falling over…

1:00:00 – You learn, grow, and become ‘better’ by being challenged…and accepting those challenges with love and compassion, you diffuse the vitriol of the trolls online!

Check out Scott’s books and online programmes
Scottie has a new book, The Keto Diet Cookbook coming out later this year. Stay tuned!
Scott’s book The Keto Diet with a great foreword by a handsome, bearded man is also now live! Check it out and sign up for 8-weeks in health and wellness.

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