60 minutes | Aug 30th 2020

Joel Greene - Why The Immunity Code Will Change Everything You Know About The Body

This week, I'm excited to welcome Joele Greene. He is the creator of the VEEP Nutrition System, the world's first commercially available program based on targeting gut communities to effect biomarkers. He is a featured author, speaker, and guest in top tier publications like Muscle and Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness Digital Magazine, CBS Online, Superhuman Radio, and beyond. His system has also been featured on the Dr. Phil Show, where it has delivered astounding life-changing results. Questions asked during our conversation: You talk about the need to ‘learn how to eat’, please explain.  Tell us about the VEEP nutrition system. How do you recommend we exercise with long-lasting health as our goal? https://180nutrition.com.au/ This week, I'm excited to welcome Joel Greene to the podcast. Joel is the creator of the VEEP Nutrition System, the world's first commercially available program based upon targeting gut communities to affect biomarkers. He's a featured author, speaker, and guest across multiple top tier publications, and his latest book, the Immunity Code, will change everything you think you know about your body. In this episode, we discuss food timing, exercise hacks, and why we need to learn how to eat again. Over to Joel. Hey, guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Joel Greene to the podcast. Joel, thank you so much for sharing some of your time. How are you today? Joel 01:28 I'm actually fantastic. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you so much for having me. I really appreciate it. Stu 01:34 No, certainly the honor is all mine, but first up, for all of our listeners that may be new to you, unfamiliar with you, and your work, and your message, I'd love it if you could just tell our listeners a little bit about yourself. Joel 01:50 Yeah. So, the question I get a lot is, "Are you a doctor or where'd you get all this stuff?" And my answer is pretty much, I really think of myself as just a consumer. I mean, that's all that I've ever really thought of myself as. I'm just a consumer who, if you go down a certain rabbit hole, and the meta rabbit hole would be that thing we call fitness and body consciousness. If you go down that rabbit hole and listen to people, and then you continue down that rabbit hole, I'm just what you get at the end of 30, 40 years of that, which is at the midpoint, very disillusioned, then where I'm at now, which is just really after what really works in the real world over time for the vast majority of people. What got me to that was, I had done the whole fitness thing starting really in 1970 with Jack LaLanne. I'm very, very old, so a billion years ago when there was just three channels, Jack LaLanne was like the only thing on, and I would just get up every morning and I would go. I had a onesie that had Tigger on it and Jack had a onesie so, as a kid, I thought that was kind of cool. He's got a onesie too. So, I would just go and I would just mimic whatever he did, and it kind of just became this thing that I got into and did my entire life. So, what happened was, I just was fortunate to grow up around a lot of Olympic athletes. I lived in San Jose, California, and at the time, you had Bruce Jenner, now Caitlin, and you had Mac Wilkins and you had Millard Hampton and Ben Plucknett and all these Olympic gold and silver medalists that were training there. So, I was around that and I just got bitten by the athletic bug really early. So, in fifth grade, I was going and doing interval sprints at school, trying to get faster. In ninth grade, we had all these Olympic athletes that would train at my high school because my high school coach was an Olympic vaulting coach and he actually coached Jenner. So, I just was doing what they were doing, and they were doing clean and jerks and Olympic lifts. I was so skinny. I'm six, three, and I was 160 pounds, and I was humiliated when people saw my arms. I was doing everything I could do to just not be so skinny. So, I kind of got bitten by the bodybuilding bug when I was very young, 12, 13 years old. I kind of followed that path throughout going into my twenties, and I was never paid to be fit. I was never a fitness person. I was just a regular person, and I would just take whatever was new as soon as it came out and I would just wholeheartedly just digest it and do it militantly. So, in the late eighties, a company came out, Champion Nutrition, and they had a product called Metabolol II, and it was what was called a metabolic optimizer. The label said, "MCTs, the fatless fat." This was the era where fat was evil, and every product out there had a no fat, no fat on the label. So, here's this company saying on the label these fats can't be stored as fat. I was blown away by that. I was like, "Wow. How's this work?" So, I started really studying everything I could find on MCTs and nutrition. About that time, 2000 or 91, 92, I think, Vince McMahon got into bodybuilding and put everybody on the keto diet. So, this was more of this fat thing. I started looking at this and how can it be that fats can make you lean. That was impossible back then. That led into when Met-Rx first came out in the early nineties. I was like one of the first hundred customers for that. They had it in two cans and it was amazing stuff. Like I got pealed. I was probably 5% body fat for a number of years on that stuff. For interview and transcript: https://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/joel-greene-interview/ ‎  
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