The James Swanwick Show

Is what you are eating making you sick?

Can you eat whatever you want and be fine?

There’s no doubt about it that food and nutrition is a very complicated subject. It seems like every week there’s a new diet or study showing that some new food is a super villain.

If you go online you read so many opinions, and facts that it can be very overwhelming.

It’s hard to know if gluten is good for you or bad. Are juices and smoothies really as bad as soda, or are they a cure all to those with diseases?

All of these answers are given by our special guest today, Alessandra Trovato.

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Alessandra was diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease, which is a rare autoimmune disorder caused by the protein gluten - which is found in many pastas and breads.

She’s now a nutritionist, and has become an expert on what food is truly healthy and what food is not. Even she admits the answers can be much more complicated than simple or yes or no, but luckily she answers a lot of questions about the myths of healthy foods.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to learn what food are actually healthy and what foods are not.

Key Points

  • Everything revolves around food.
  • Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder affected by gluten.
    • When you eat gluten it slowly destroys the intestines.
    • You can get a blood test to see if you have Celiacs Disease.
  • Whole wheat and whole grain pasta is better for you.
  • When you eliminate a food group your body forgets how to digest it.
  • Be diligent when reading labels.
  • If you don’t have to cut food out, you shouldn’t.
  • Look back at what your ancestors used to eat.
  • Always check the label on the back.
  • Healthy is different for everybody.
  • Juice is often as high in sugar as soda.
  • Green juices are better, but avoid ones that contain Apple.
  • You can only be sure what’s in your smoothies if you make them at home.
  • A lot of dairy products can be high in fat.


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We all take life for granted. We push things off, and expect that we will have the time to do things later. But it’s possible that while you think you are healthy, and in reality you aren’t. One day you may think you are fine and the next find out you have a disease like cancer.

That’s exactly what happened to James’ lifelong friend, Faith Brewer.

One day Faith had an unexpected seizure that came out of nowhere. She was rushed to the hospital, and after runnings tests discovered that she had two brain tumors.

Unfortunately there is no cure for brain cancer.

Since her diagnosis Faith has found more appreciation for the world around her, and has discovered the importance of time. It’s no longer about putting things off, but doing things while she still can.

Faith has also decided to start speaking and giving awareness to this disease, which has been overshadowed by higher profiled cancers so there isn’t much money going to researching a cure.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show and hear Faith’s first steps towards raising awareness and what her personal story of finding out she has cancer.

Key Points

  • James’ friend since childhood was recently diagnosed with Brain Cancer.
  • Faith was healthy until one day she has a seizure.
  • She felt she needed to stay strong, recover, and move on for her children.
  • There’s been a wide variety of reactions people have when they find out about her disease.
  • It’s best when people are positive about the news.
  • There is no cure for brain cancer.
  • Faith has begun to value time and everything around her much more.
  • It’s important to be aware of such diseases.
  • Send James words of inspiration to share with Faith.


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Direct download: James_-_EP_327.mp3
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Are you interested in starting your own business? Many people are, and they often struggle trying to do it all themselves with no experience. This often times leads to people feeling overwhelmed and deflated, which causes them to put off taking action.

The truth is you don’t have to start from scratch. No matter where you live you can find people who are more knowledgeable than you, and more experienced than you. You just need to to seek them out.

One thing you can do is try to find a meetup in your area of other people who are in the same type of business you are. Chances are, no matter where you are, there is something going on close by. And if there isn’t, then take action. Start your own meetup and bring other people closer together.

There is nothing that will inspire you to talk action more than being surrounded by people who are also taking action. Learn from their mistakes, bounce ideas off of them, and don’t be afraid to be the dumbest person in the room. That’s how you know you’re in the right place and learning.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show James is joined again by his friend, and long time listener, James Harris. Harris asks questions about his new business he wants to start, and gets some solid advice on options he can take.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show today to learn more about how to start a successful business from the ground up.

Key Points

  • Swanwick is currently in Australia for business.
  • Harrison trying to be an entrepreneur by himself.
  • Little changes turn into large results later on.
  • Your products need their own domains and social media handles.
  • Build your personal brand.
  • You can publish books one at a time instead of having to order in bulk.
  • Try to make your products available world wide instead of regional.
  • Find marketplaces where people are already going, don’t just create your own marketplace.
  • Be surrounded by people more experienced than you.
  • Have a wide array of friends.
  • Find meetups for what you are interested in pursuing.
  • If you can’t find meetups, create one.
  • Procrastination is a killer of dreams.
  • Always be proactive.


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Direct download: James_-_EP_326.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT