Episode 22

Wild Food, Brain Food, and All Things Nutrition

With Josh Gitalis

We talk about the topic of food often—it gets a lot of airplay, but shouldn’t it? We eat three, sometimes more, times a day and we believe that food fuels our cells. It’s important! Today, we are talking with Toronto-based functional nutritionist Josh Gitalis who is passionate about helping his clients figure out the best approach to eating for their needs.

Josh and our host Dhru start off with wild foods and how they are nutritionally superior to your supermarket finds. Have you eaten any dandelion greens lately? (Just be sure they aren’t sprayed with pesticides!) Find out how you can incorporate wild foods into your meals and adapt to enjoy the taste of bitter foods.

You’ll also get to hear about why you may need a different diet for different times of your life, functional lab testing, how you can incorporate more greens in your meals, practical tips for feeding kids, and much more. This is a great one!

I know you’ll love all the educational information from this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – Learn more about Josh and the functional nutrition program he offers here. You can also check out the book he recommends, Eating on the Wild Side, and the Omega-3 Omega Quant test.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Josh’s love of wild greens and mushrooms
    (3:38)
  2. Wild food and brain health
    (6:15)
  3. Adapting and retraining taste buds to enjoy bitters
    (12:15)
  4. Cutting through the nutrition confusion
    (14:26)
  5. What is the FODMAPs diet?
    (20:36)
  6. When is it time to go back to a less restricted diet?
    (24:14)
  7. Using functional labs to dig deeper
    (25:44)
  8. Josh’s background and journey
    (29:12)
  9. Eating greens and their role in our microbiome
    (35:20)
  10. Tips to help you eat more whole foods
    (38:51)
  11. Freezing food for later
    (43:12)
  12. Tools for helping with meal prep
    (46:04)
  13. Bone broth—fad or a real healer?
    (48:21)
  14. What’s in a brain?
    (50:28)
  15. Genetic testing clues to help us
    (57:58)
  16. What does Josh eat?
    (1:03:24)
  17. Tips for feeding kids
    (1:11:07)
  18. Resources and where you can find Josh
    (1:15:49)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Josh Gitalis

Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist, is a recognized expert in the fields of clinical detoxification and therapeutic supplementation. He runs a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. As a leader in his field, Josh teaches Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and is the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Josh is a noted expert for various media outlets including CTV News and CityTV.

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