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The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers In “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease And Weight Gain By Dr. Steven Gundry Chats With Dr. Alvin

Steven Gundry “Dr. Gundry is a true trailblazer, always at the forefront of scientific knowledge. The Plant Paradox shows the world what pioneer thinking is about and is a must-read book for anyone interested in being as healthy as nature has designed them to be.” —Alejandro Junger MD, New York Times bestselling author of Clean, Clean Gut and Clean Eats “The Plant Paradox elegantly explains how plants defend themselves from being consumed by humans, and how eating the wrong ones at the wrong times immeasurably hurts our health. An eye-opening read.” —Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor of Surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Most of us have heard of gluten—a protein found in wheat that causes widespread [...]

The Big, Bad Book Of Botany By Michael Largo chats with Dr. Alvin

Michael Largo Botany Click Here To Listen What happens when you give a plant a polygraph test? Can a flower really turn a human into a zombie? What gives the gingko tree its stink? The Big, Bad Book of Botany holds the incredible answers to all of these questions and more. From absinthe to zubrowka (a popular ingredient in Polish vodkas), Michael Largo takes you through the historical and agricultural evolution of hundreds of plant species, revealing astonishing facts along the way. You'll be introduced to magic mushrooms, superfoods, and toxic teas. You'll learn about plants so valuable they have started international wars, so evolved they can trick animals into helping them survive, and so [...]

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success By Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck Click Here To Listen World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea–the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals–personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea [...]

Zoo Animals & Their Discontents By Dr. Vint Virga chats with Dr. Alvin

Vint Virga Click Here To Listen My mission is to help people learn the art of careful observation, taking the time to watch and listen, that we may open our minds and hearts to our animal companions and the world we share with them. To appreciate the world from the perspective of animals, we must first seek to perceive the world through their senses – their vision, hearing, sense of smell, sensitivity to touch – and recognize how these differ from ours. When we embrace animals’ perspectives, we can learn how to walk better attuned to those around us. As we recognize our similarities across species, we can bring greater awareness and sensitivity to our [...]

Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, And What The Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves By James Nestor chats with Dr. Alvin

James Nestor Click Here To Listen While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean’s surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious abilities inspired Nestor to seek out the secrets of this little-known discipline. In Deep, Nestor embeds with a gang of extreme athletes and renegade researchers who are transforming not only our knowledge of the planet and its creatures, but also our understanding of the human body and mind. Along the way, he takes us from the surface to the Atlantic’s greatest depths, some 28,000 feet [...]

How Not To Be Wrong: The Power Of Mathematical Thinking By Jordan Ellenberg chats with Dr. Alvin

Jordan Ellenberg Click Here To Listen   The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not To Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it.  

Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About The Origins Of Good And Evil By Jeffrey Moussaleff Masson chats with Dr. Alvin

Jeffrey Masson Click Here To Listen Live From New Zealand