Jayson and Mira Calton: Rich Food, Poor Food – #37

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In today’s podcast, the Caltons discuss their new book, Rich Food, Poor Food, and go into a step-by-step guide of how to shop for food, make good choices, and discuss top micronutrient deficiencies.

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What We Cover

  •  3:40 – Returning to the podcast, what new insights do you bring in your new book “Rich Food, Poor Food”?
  •   4:34 – Grocery Guide?
  •  9:00 – The Focus is Micronutrients & Food Quality
  • 12:16 – Why are GMOs SO bad?
  • 14:30 – The Cost of Food Quality
  • 17:01 – 3 Most Hyped Foods & Why People are Deceived by Them
  • 19:45 – The Dilution of Unhealthy Terms in the Grocery Store
  • 23:50 – The Basis of Micronutrients
  • 26:30 – Rich Food Resource List Summary
  • 27:50 – Bulletproof Coffee in the Coffee Section (pg. 254)
  • 32:00 – Coupons for ALL of the Rich Foods
  • 39:30 – What are the Top Micronutrient Deficiencies in Developed Nations?
  • 44:05 – Jayson’s Opinion of the Better Baby Book
  • 45:20 – Top 3 Recommendations to be Supercharged and Bulletproof


Links From The Show


Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS)
(the book)

Calton Nutrition (the website)

Food & Supplements

Bulletproof Coffee


The Better Baby Book


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By Dave Asprey

  • August

    Could you put in a ‘click here to download mp3’ link? I’m not a fan of Apple, and don’t want to download i-tunes.

    • Rod

      There’s a lot of people who frequent iTunes so it’s ideal to post it for exposure and to help more people.

    • Dave Asprey

      The 2nd link on the page let’s you download the mp3 file. Sorry, it wasn’t labeled “MP3”, but I updated it now.

  • Hey you guys talked briefly about hypertension being a nutrient deficiency, and I’ve actually heard you talk about this before. What supplementation do you recommend? I am currently using Natural Calm for magnesium supplementation, but am not sure what to use for the potasium side of the equation.

    • EmWright

      I too am hypertensive–primary diagnosis at 13 years old despite being normal weight.
      I use ZMA with Calcium and a “small” amount of D3 (1000 iu) and fat at night. Supplementing potassium is tough, better to use whole foods like spinach, kale, collards, turnip greens, etc.which I try to get every day. Pure cocao is also very high in potassium.
      I would suggest, however, that a very low Glycemic diet, high in good fats, decreased my BP, not supplementation

  • Hoosier

    Hi! Just found you. Question, is it true that 80 mg. Niacin (B3) daily basically wipes out depression?
    Thank you for your time and knowledge.

  • Hi Dave! Love what you are doing, so thanks! I’m sure you know, but this book Rich Food Poor Food was released on Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Publishing. You and Mark have many similar viewpoints, but also differing opinions. For example, he doesn’t seem to mind cooking fats and proteins for long periods, and he promotes fermented foods (Sauerkraut, Kombucha, etc). I would love to know what your viewpoint is on him and the whole Primal movement.

    • Eric C

      I would also like to know about fermented foods (ie. Kombucha, Natto, Kimchi)… and then on the mycotoxic end, mushrooms such as reishi or lions mane, is this ok, do you personally take, or would you for the benefits, or are there other regimens that would give the same benefits in other ways?

  • Dave,
    Great stuff. I am always reading and looking to apply this to my own goals as a runner and running coach and finding your results incredibly relevant.

    Has anyone else on here tried doing their morning workout or run on just a bulletproof coffee? It’s a rush. If you haven’t tried it yet I recommend doing so ASAP.

  • This is great.I just gifted the book to my wife, the buyer of the “snacks”

  • I just started messing with Bulletproof Matcha Lattes. Do you know if it passes the myco-toxen test? It is effing delicious. 1 tsp of high grade Matcha, hunk of butter, glob of coconut oil, and 2.5 cups of water.

  • Pacman

    Great podcast again! Have gone true all the 37 podcast now Dave and want to say thank you for doing this.. My mental performance is much better now that I am Bulletproof. Next Bulletproof conference I am coming to the US

  • Pacman

    Can you recommend some other podcast btw?

  • da44en

    Hey Dave, this was a great podcast, and inspired me to buy their book. Any thoughts on Nutreince? http://caltonnutrition.com/nutreince.aspx

  • GrzeTor

    There are few problems with GMOs from the consumer perspective:

    1. Most genetic modifications are not made with the benefit of an end consumer in mind. The customers of biotech companies are farmers, and what they want is plants incompatible with a food chain, so that they are not eaten. Therefore most modifications are like adding some poison producing ability to a plant, or making a plant able to withstand spraying with more and more toxic chemicals. So such modifications are not good for end consumers, as it means more poisons in a plant. This is a persisten feature of GMOs, that won’t get away unless capitalism falls.
    There are some genetic modifications that are for the benefit of end consumer, but they are rarely grown.

    2. The technology is new, so it has many risks. For example inserting genes on precise position can be done, but controlling gene expression is still not ready. This means that in GMO food you can have expressed some geners that are not active in the original plant, thus some unexpected proteins can be produced: from some junk DNA, DNA introduced by viruses that is normally omitted during protein production.
    This is a temporary problem, I’d expect biotechnology to be able to control gene expression somewhere in the future. But now it’s not worth the risk to eat GMOs.

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