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The Newtritional Podcast with Jordan Armijo

Jordan Armijo

From the lens of health, wellness and nutrition, I aim to explore the facets of what gives us humans the most optimal chance at living to our fullest potential. Come explore the nuanced perspectives of "nutrition."

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Ep 36. Food perception, food ancestry, Weston Price, and more
Jun 6 2022
Ep 36. Food perception, food ancestry, Weston Price, and more
This episode is a bit of a rant on what's wrong with our perceptions of food, where we lost our history, and the great mind of Weston Price who recognized the downfall of our ways with modernized industrial food production and agriculture.Support the show
Ep 36. Food perception, food ancestry, Weston Price, and more
Jun 6 2022
Ep 36. Food perception, food ancestry, Weston Price, and more
This episode is a bit of a rant on what's wrong with our perceptions of food, where we lost our history, and the great mind of Weston Price who recognized the downfall of our ways with modernized industrial food production and agriculture.Support the show
EP 35. What are Oxalates?
May 25 2022
EP 35. What are Oxalates?
In this episode, we deep dive into what an oxalate is, their effects on human health, and why it matters. Oxalates are sometimes considered to be "anti-nutrients" or "plant defense chemicals" as they are produced by the parts of plants that are highly protected by the plant such as the stems, leaves,  seeds, and roots. Plants don't want to be eaten any more than animals do, they just don't have the physical ability to run away!Support the show
Say CHEESE!
May 9 2022
Say CHEESE!
Come learn about the wonderful world of cheese with me, and the benefits associated with consuming a good, fermented, cheese!Support the show
Your Olive Oil Probably isn't totally Olive Oil
Apr 27 2022
Your Olive Oil Probably isn't totally Olive Oil
Come, learn about the corrupt world of the Olive Oil trade and Agromafia! Chances are, your olive oil has been tainted, or is not olive oil at all, and you have a right to know about it!Support the show (
What's in my Orange Juice?
Apr 22 2022
What's in my Orange Juice?
Have you ever wondered how old that juice in your morning carton of OJ might be?This episode I dive into the manufacturing process of how orange juice is made, what goes into it (just oranges right?) and how long it takes before that carton of sweet "nectar" makes it to your breakfast table!Support the show (
The BIZARRE History Of Kellogg's and Breakfast Cereal
Apr 8 2022
The BIZARRE History Of Kellogg's and Breakfast Cereal
In this episode, we dive into the wild and whacky history of the popular modern "breakfast" food, cereal! How did this food become such a big part of our culture?When was breakfast cereal invented?Who was Dr. Kellogg and what was his aim?Who popularized the phrase "breakfast is the most important meal of the day?"What does masturbation have to do with cereal?The answers might surprise you and maybe even make you rethink that sugary bowl of grains in the morning!Support the show (
Ep: 30 Coffee-Benefits VS Risks
Mar 22 2022
Ep: 30 Coffee-Benefits VS Risks
Who doesn't love a good cup of joe in the morning? It's as ritualistic as it is effective and as everyone knows it's one of the most popular beverages in the world. In fact, it's consumed more than any other beverage besides water! Let's take a deep dive into some of the claims around the risks and health benefits of coffee and see if we can parse out what is true! Support the show
If You Don't Use It, You Lose It
Mar 18 2022
If You Don't Use It, You Lose It
I've been thinking a lot about the phrases and thoughts I hear repeated often that are simply not tied to any evidence of truth. So, in this episode, I hope to maybe offer a little bit of insight on just a few of the things people let hold them back daily. A few examples I talk about are:"I can't workout because my knees are 'bad'""I've not been feeling well, but I eat a lot of vegetables and drink kombucha so it can't be food related.""I can't do curls because I have weak wrists.""I'm clinically diagnosed with anxiety and depression, so exercise or food won't help."The problem with these thought patterns and taglines I hear so often, is they have blatant disregard for the incredible capabilities that our bodies have to not just heal in amazing ways, but to completely go beyond what we would consider our usual limits and abilities. The human body is a complex machine, but I promise you, there is (almost) always a way to improve and often reverse your situation from whatever ailment or "diagnosis" you might receive.Support the show (
Myth or Fact: Fruit is Just Sugar
Mar 11 2022
Myth or Fact: Fruit is Just Sugar
In this episode I explore the heated ongoing debate that I hear all too often. Is fruit just the same as processed sugar at the end of the day?After a deep dive and hours of research, I am convinced that fruit does NOT effect us in the same ways that simple processed sugars do, and in this episode, I review a few studies that suggest this. One of them actually looks at the insulin resistance and glucose regulation in diabetic patients over 4 years, and has some pretty amazing results.Take the dive with me on this topic and let me know what you think. If you feel like I've overlooked some more important research, feel free to send it my way!Support the show (
The biggest known threat to our gut health
Mar 3 2022
The biggest known threat to our gut health
In this episode, I wanted to dive deeper on what I believe is one of the greatest detriments to our human health. This topic is slowly become more engrained in the health and wellness community, but I'm on a mission to bring this to the public as much as possible to hopefully help some people take control of their health. Seed oils are a relatively new part of our human diet, and it has recently become recognized as a major issue for many reasons. In this discussion, I explore the following topics:When did seed oils become introduced to our population?Why are they so harmful to our health?How are they produced?I also discuss how Procter and Gamble was the company that overturned the legal label of "toxic waste" that seed oils had in the 1870's when they wanted to use their byproducts to make soap, and eventually in the 1940's they paid the American Heart Association off with 1.5 million dollars to produce studies that touted the health benefits of seed oil consumption in spite of the evidence showing quite the opposite.Support the show (
Are food labels lying to us?
Feb 22 2022
Are food labels lying to us?
I wanted to go back to basics for this episode and discuss one of the first problems I learned about in my younger years. The FDA has had a history of loose laws around the labeling of our foods, and as one might imagine, corporate incentives have motivated companies to take advantages of those loopholes. Things like "All Natural", "Heart healthy", or "Superfoods" on labels often tend to give people incorrect assumptions about those particular products and what they contain. I decided to take a deeper dive into our Public Medical database and see what kind of information had been presented by doctors and scientists on the matter, and I was not surprised to find that it is a very defunct subject that needs much attention if we want to make our society a healthier place both physically, and mentally. Support the show (
How Does Our Gut Health Relate To Mental Health?
Feb 15 2022
How Does Our Gut Health Relate To Mental Health?
In this episode I decided to look at some recent research from the past few years which is confirming what many have suspected for decades. The idea that our gut health is directly related to our mental health is starting to take root, and proving to be more substantial than previously perceived. This evidence is exciting because it may present a clear path to healing people from "mental illnesses" by simply healing their gut. Take a ride with me while I first visit the corruption in our food industry, and then discuss this new and exciting evidence.
Trendy Diets Don't Work Pt 2: Polyphenols, Oxalates, Phytic Acid and More
Jan 31 2022
Trendy Diets Don't Work Pt 2: Polyphenols, Oxalates, Phytic Acid and More
If you missed episode 22 : Misleading Diet Fads, I'd recommend checking that episode out first! This is a continuation following up on the information I shared in that episode, and further investigating the mechanisms of the diets and foods I spoke about. In this episode, I mainly discuss the misleading information about vegan diets and "Detox cleanses," both of which are heavily promoted in today's diet cultures, and both of which carry potential dangers and false claims. I wanted to use the best medical sources I could find to present this information, and investigate things like polyphenols (source of antioxidants), Phytic acid, oxalates, and more.Support the show
Elmer's Glue
Jan 24 2022
Elmer's Glue
Elmer Little was my cohost on a podcast called Kontraband that we had two plus years ago. We decided to do a zoom meeting and catch up for a bit about his new life in Northern California! We talk about our different experiences with the pandemic, his new firefighting career, and we chat about martial arts and jiu jitsu! Support the show (
Trendy Diets Don't Work
Jan 21 2022
Trendy Diets Don't Work
Welcome to 2022! After some time off I decided to redirect the podcast to be more nutrition based, and we'll still be having other guests on, and talking about all the same things but I want the health and wellness portion to be the bigger focus here. So this episode I decided to look into some of the trendier diets that we see come in and out of the media and public eye, and discuss what things might be good, or sometimes dangerous about them. The next episode will break down more of the research behind these ideas and why I'm saying what I'm saying.Support the show (
#20 New-trition, new music, and more
Dec 7 2021
#20 New-trition, new music, and more
I rambled a bit in this episode, but it was with good reason. A lot has happened in three weeks since our last episode so I spent time getting people updated on our new single release, new strange facts about food and nutrition that I've been learning, and my current take on where our world is in regards to the atmospheres of society around the globe.Support the show (
Concussed
Nov 15 2021
Concussed
I took last week off again due to an unfortunate event in which I was left concussed. I thought this episode would be a good chance to talk about something that is often overlooked when we think about fellow humans, our loved ones, and friends. This thing called "head trauma," "CTE," or "Post concussion syndrome," is a prevalent factor in the behavior of human beings and it should be widely considered when we think about people as "good" or "bad." In my life I've suffered a few concussions, and have had at least 3 specific ones that impacted my behavior and cognitive function over time. This most recent one really woke me up to what was going on and so I thought I'd share what it was like to recognize it within an hour after the incident and then going down a rabbit hole of information on the subject. Support the show (
Food For Thought
Oct 26 2021
Food For Thought
I decided to take a different approach for this episode and share some of the nerdy things I've been learning about nutrition and the body while going through my nutrition courses. I recapped some of my recent events including Red Sage's new single release, my buddy Tim's upcoming fight, and my recent epiphany from a bowel movement. Hopefully it was interesting and not too dry with information! More coming soon.
Rebounded
Sep 24 2021
Rebounded
It's been a few weeks but I dropped in to share some news and update as to why I've been away from the podcast for the prior three weeks. I am excited about where things are going, and hope everyone can get something out of this episode. I'll be bringing guests back on next week and hoping to bring some new and exciting guests in soon as well.Support the show (
Getting Tested
Aug 24 2021
Getting Tested