Episode 42

Uncovering The Food Industry’s Lies and Reclaiming Your Health

With Vani Hari

Are you jumping from diet to diet and nothing seems to work? Are you sick of seeing contradictory health advice from experts? Just like the tobacco industry lied to us about the dangers of cigarettes, the same untruths, cover-ups, and deceptive practices are occurring in the food industry. Vani Hari, aka The Food Babe, blows the lid off of the lies we’ve been fed about the food we eat—lies about its nutrient value, effects on our health, label information, and even the very science we base our food choices on.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Vani Hari, a food activist, New York Times best-selling author of The Food Babe Way, and co-founder of Truvani. Through corporate activism, petitions, and social media campaigns, Hari and her Food Babe Army have become one of the most powerful populist forces in the health and food industries. In this podcast, we talk about the deception by the food industry, scientists, and the media designed to manipulate us, suppress the truth, and ignore the unnecessary harm in our food supply. We also talk about action steps we can take now to be our own food advocate, and three simple questions we can ask ourselves before every meal to transform our health.

I know you’ll love this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – For more on Vani Hari, be sure to follow her on Instagram @thefoodbabe and @foodbabemama, and on Facebook @thefoodbabe. Check out her website https://foodbabe.com. You can also find her new book Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry’s Playbook and Reclaim Your Health, right here.

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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. How the media, big food, academia, and “trusted” sources silence activists
    (12:12)
  2. Vani’s personal story and what inspired her to get into this work
    (15:28)
  3. The results of her advocacy efforts
    (27:35)
  4. Astroturfing and how activists are being silenced to stifle the truth
    (36:25)
  5. Wikipedia editors who are paid to deceive
    (37:14)
  6. Front groups and how the food industry uses them
    (38:55)
  7. How the food industry works with public university scientists to advance their agendas
    (44:06)
  8. The American Heart Association’s advisory on coconut oil and how it was a major conflict of interest with the food industry
    (56:38)
  9. How we can be better informed about real science and real nutrition
    (59:40)
  10. Vani’s recommendation of organizations you can trust
    (1:01:48)
  11. The three question detox that will transform your health
    (1:06:14)
  12. Vani walks us through a day-in-the-life of what her and her family eat
    (1:08:30)
  13. Vani’s product company, Truvani
    (1:15:21)
  14. Learn more about Vani and her work
    (1:20:54)

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.

 
Vani Hari

Vani Hari is a food activist, New York Times best-selling author of The Food Babe Way, and co-founder of Truvani. She’s been named as one of the Most Influential People on the Internet by Time magazine.
After a series of health issues driven by the standard american diet, Vani set off on a mission to investigate what was really in our food, how it is grown, and what chemicals are used in the production process.
The more she learned, the more she changed and the better she felt.
In 2011 Vani started a blog called foodbabe.com and It quickly became a massive vehicle for change.
Foodbabe.com has led campaigns against food giants like Kraft, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Subway, and General Mills that attracted more than 500,000 signatures and led to the removal of several controversial ingredients used by these companies.
Through corporate activism, petitions, and social media campaigns, Vani and her Food Babe Army have become one of the most powerful populist forces in the health and food industries.
Her drive to change the food system inspired the creation of her new company, called Truvani, where she produces real food without added chemicals, products without toxins, and labels without lies.
Vani has been profiled in The New York Times and USA Today and has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and NPR. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Finley, and daughter, Harley.
Her new book Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry’s Playbook and Reclaim Your Health, will officially hit stores February 19, 2019.

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