Fitness Confidential With Vinnie Tortorich



Hollywood Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich and his co-hosts nail down the skinny about everything health, diet, and fitness. Get fit. Get inspired. Get entertained.


  • The Straight and Narrow - Episode 2104

    16/05/2022 Duración: 01h05min

    Episode 2104 - On this Monday show, Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk crazy veganism, common phone calls, walking the straight and narrow to fix metabolic disorder, the effects of alcohol, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS CRAZY VEGANISM One of the bad parts of veganism is the 'splainers. They spend all their time talking about how they and the way they're living is better. That's all they talk about -- and it's an attempt at indoctrination. It's unsolicited proselytizing.  COMMON PHONE CALLS Vinnie does lots of phone consults. There are three common types: 1. Am I doing this right? 2. I feel like I'm "plateauing." 3. I'm doing well about this, but what about life into living? People feel like this is working but they have common trouble. Schedule a call with him if you need some one-on-one consulting. THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW It can be tough to keep with it strictly. Anna and Vinnie both suggest going all in for 60

  • Good and Bad Oils - Episode 2103

    15/05/2022 Duración: 29min

    Episode 2103 - On this Sunday School episode, Gina Grad and Vinnie Tortorich talk good and bad oils, inflammation, saturated fats, cholesterol lies, and more. Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS GOOD AND BAD OILS Not all oils are created equally. This does not have to do with fat content. Rather, some oils are highly processed and cause tons of inflammation. Seed oils are among the worst. STAY AWAY from corn oil. This is similar to what they use in machinery! Vinnie thinks soybean oil should be illegal. Palm oil, however, is pretty good! Vinnie would recommend.  Same with coconut oil and avocado oil. Olive oil, ghee and butter are always a safe bet. If anyone is talking to you about your cholesterol and oils, make sure you don't just take that at face value. So much of what we are told about cholesterol in the mainstream is BS. We need cholesterol and if we don't eat enough, our body will make more. PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The

  • BEST OF: Brain Health with Dr. Georgia Ede - Episode 2101

    14/05/2022 Duración: 01h34min

    Episode 2102 - On this Saturday BEST OF show, Dr. Georgia Ede joins Vinnie Tortorich. The two talk biases, variables, epidemiological studies, the relationship between good nutrition and brain health, artificial sweeteners and more.  Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS She went to medical school in Vermont. Dr. Ede her residency at Harvard for four years. Dr. Ede believes that for many, it is easier to believe that saturated fat is what causes fat. Not always financial bias. Ex: Loma Linda University study (promotes vegetarian diet) found that saturated fats hurt mice (they ignored that also in the higher fat diet was a MUCH greater amount of sugar). Other studies that say meat is bad removed all processed foods at the same time. There are no pure studies that say animal foods are bad for your health. She believes removing the processed foods is where the money is at . Now, Dr. Georgia does not eat plant foods or dairy.

  • Battling Addiction & Staying Fit Healthily with Mike Catherwood - Episode 2101

    13/05/2022 Duración: 01h26min

    Episode 2101 - On this Friday show, Mike Catherwood joins Vinnie Tortorich and the two talk Tom Leykis, Mike's career in radio, battling addiction, staying fit healthily, and more. Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS CAREER IN RADIO Mike is a great voice in radio. You might know him as Psycho Mike from KROQ. KROQ is a hugely influential force in Los Angeles. He also co-hosted the famous radio show, Loveline, for six years. Mike got to KROQ in 2003. He grew up listening to the station. Prior to radio, he was an aspiring musician but as that didn't take off full-time, he found his way to radio. Initially, he wanted to be a songwriter and he played bass and guitar.  His first gig in radio was in production on a morning show. BATTLING ADDICTION Earlier in his life, he suffered with addiction during this time. He would have long periods of blacking out and was really struggling. Mike had done so

  • Prolonged Pain & The Importance of Stretching - Episode 2100

    11/05/2022 Duración: 34min

    Episode 2100 - On this Wednesday show, Andy Schreiber and Vinnie Tortorich talk game shows, Andy's prolonged pain, the importance of stretching, adapting to a new lifestyle, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS GAME SHOWS Andy was on three game shows. Not only was he on these game shows, he won money and funded grad school. The two talk a little Price is Right. PROLONGED PAIN Andy has been dealing with bad leg and back pain for some time. The pain follows the track of the sciatic nerve. It's been bad for 18-20 months, and he's had MRIs and x-rays. They believe it's related to the piriformis muscle. He's tried steroids, nerve-blocking agents, spinal injections, and more. Now, he has specialists on the job, but they need to find the precise spot. They're trying to avoid surgery. STRETCHING Please stretch. Vinnie believes this is so very important. After you exercise, make sure to stretch. Try to stretch every

  • Bad Diet Fads & More - Episode 2099

    09/05/2022 Duración: 01h23min

    Episode 2099 - On this Monday show, Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk Slow Horses, , bad diet fads and unhealthy 'health products,' old-school gyms and the 'roid' look, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS BAD DIET FADS There are lots of diet fads that are just money makers for their proprietors. They don't work - they're selling crap. Lots of products are marketed as healthy or 'keto,' but they're filled with crap and sweeteners. This is true of many vitamins and supplement products, too. And those are probably filled with seed oils. Try to avoid anything that seems too good to be true, or is just temporary. There aren't shortcuts, and real, whole food is always better. You also shouldn't have to pay extra to adapt to a new lifestyle. OLD-SCHOOL GYMS Vinnie used to go to some pretty old-school gyms, and prefers finding gyms like this if he can. Lots of the guys were body-builder types. They'd try to sell PEDs to one anot

  • The Harms of Bullying - Episode 2098

    08/05/2022 Duración: 29min

    Episode 2098 - On this Sunday School episode, Gina Grad and Vinnie Tortorich talk reduction surgeries, the harms of bullying, good and bad teachers, and more. Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS REDUCTION SURGERIES Vinnie and Gina both recently had 'elective' surgeries. Gina had a reduction surgery up top -- she's sick of being top heavy. This wasn't just cosmetic, though. It's for her health and her bones and such. For Vinnie, he had Guam removed -- a growth down below. Both are recovering now. THE HARMS OF BULLYING Vinnie was bullied as a child. His mom held him back because she thought he needed it. It made things worse. The other children, AND the nuns, bullied Vinnie. They called him "Vinna" because his deafness and speech impediment prevented him from saying his name correctly. They'd make fun of him in other ways too. This is why Vinnie does not like nuns -- they were supposed to protect him, and they hurt him. Then, the

  • Quicker Recovery with NSNG® - Episode 2097

    07/05/2022 Duración: 38min

    Episode 2097 - On this Saturday show, Dan Frey joins Vinnie and the two talk building things, running a podcast, quicker recovery from injury and surgery with NSNG®, and more. Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS DAN FREY This is Dan's first appearance on the show! He is a software engineer. And, like Vinnie, he loves building things. His wife will find something she likes on Etsy and ask Dan if he can build it. Dan will say yes and figure it out! Vinnie's building a kayak for himself right now. Dan has lost 100 lbs! RUNNING A PODCAST It's tough to run a podcast. Lots of people want to have their word, but it's difficult to establish an audience and keep them coming back. This is not easy work or passive income. Sometimes Vinnie still has to pay out of pocket month-to-month. If you want to find success, find an audience and keep them coming 2000+ shows later! Just don't expect this to be a significant source of income. QUIC

  • Intermittent Fasting Transformation with Cynthia Thurlow - Episode 2096

    06/05/2022 Duración: 01h05min

    Episode 2096 - On this Friday show, the wonderful Cynthia Thurlow, Nurse Practitioner, joins Vinnie again, and they talk the intermittent fasting transformation, cholesterol levels and the harms of statins, hormones in women, menopause, and more. Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS CYNTHIA THURLOW Cynthia is a nurse practitioner. She realized she wanted to have deep conversations with her patients about nutrition and lifestyle, so she left her job which didn't promote that. Almost simultaneously, she began talking to many women. These women, like Cynthia, had just been told that they had to accept they'd gain weight in their 40s. Cynthia wasn't satisfied with this. From here, she did a TedX Talk which went big, and wrote a book. She focuses on intermittent fasting in women because most resources do not focus o

  • Channeling Enthusiasm - Episode 2095

    04/05/2022 Duración: 36min

    Episode 2095 - On this Wednesday show, Anna Vocino joins Vinnie Tortorich and the two talk catching up with vitamin orders, channeling enthusiasm into your goals and passions, come-from-behind stories, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS VITAMIN ORDERS We are currently catching up on orders. Some of the ingredients in our vitamins were not available, and there wasn't much we could do. That's why Andy isn't on the show today - he's busy making things right and keeping PVC on track. CHANNELING ENTHUSIASM If you're enthusiastic and committed, you can come from behind and succeed. You have to jump in to what you really want. Many people do this with NSNG® -- they have come from behind stories. Some of these folks have lost ~300 lbs. These stories don't just come in the form of health stories. Think of the making of The Godfather. Think of trying for that goal you've always wanted to achieve. Think of a passion you'd like to b

  • The Quest For Health - Episode 2094

    02/05/2022 Duración: 01h26min

    Episode 2094 - On this light Monday show, Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich discuss saying goodbye to Guam, post-op recovery, and Rina joins them to talk carnivore, the quest for health, edutaining, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS POST-OP RECOVERY Vinnie had a growth 'down there.' He called it Guam -- he took care of it, but it didn't have full rights, etc. After many years, he found a great urologist and had it removed recently. We say goodbye to Guam! This was just an elective surgery because it got too uncomfortable. He had a drain and had to get checked out. Vinnie feels great, all things considered. He's grateful this way of living reduces inflammation. THE QUEST FOR HEALTH Rina has a fabulous YouTube channel. She tries to edutain -- make educational videos that people also enjoy! Rina has tried various lifestyles and is open to learning more. She has had a wonderful exper

  • Combating Nausea & Motion Sickness - Episode 2093

    01/05/2022 Duración: 26min

    Episode 2093 - On this Sunday School episode, Vinnie Tortorich and Gina Grad talk food poisoning, Guns N' Roses, travel tips for motion sickness and combating nausea, and more. Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS COMBATING NAUSEA Gina had terrible food poisoning last week. She always cooks her meat so that she can't even worry whether it's fully cooked. Vinnie's had food poisoning and salmonella before. He was on the ground with salmonella, so dehydrated. Vinnie likes to travel, but he gets unbelievably nauseous from motion sickness in cars and on planes and boats, and even after spinning around a couple of times. He doesn't love Dramamine, but he doesn't want to stop traveling.  The little bracelets didn't work -- neither the electric nor the accupressure.  Now Vinnie uses scopace -- he was prescribed this by a doctor. He loves it, in part, because he can drive after landing. They don't make it anymore, but you can st

  • BEST OF: Managing Type 1 Diabetes with Bethany McKenzie - Episode 2092

    30/04/2022 Duración: 01h07min

    Episode 2092 - On this Saturday show, we play a "Best Of" featuring Bethany McKenzie. The two talk Bethany's son's diabetes diagnosis, managing type 1 diabetes, Bethany's documentary: The Diabetes Solution, empowering other parents, and more. Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS TYPE 1 DIABETES DIAGNOSIS She and her family were featured in the first Fat Doc. Her son has Type 1 diabetes. The family discovered this when she came back from a trip, and her son's weight had dropped from 46 to 40 lbs. Immediately, she rushed him to the hospital and he was diagnosed. In that moment, they realized they would have to change the way they eat. The dietitian was prescribing them all kinds of sugary foods. She was told the kid needed 60g of carbs a meal, and she wanted to do anything she could to help him, so she did it. She feels her diet was healthier before this. For 3 years, Bethany followed these rules and h

  • Benefits of the Carnivore Diet with Dr. Shawn Baker - Episode 2091

    29/04/2022 Duración: 52min

    Episode 2091 - On this Friday show, Dr. Shawn Baker joins Vinnie for another appearance and the two talk benefits of the carnivore diet, shredded bodies and lifting, rowing, and more. Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS DR. SHAWN BAKER Dr. Baker has been on the show before. He feels that he has been shadow banned on social media because of his views. It seems they prefer the vegan view. But he's incredibly healthy and his been carnivore for some time. It's tough because all Dr. Baker does is follow the science. Your political persuasion should not matter: this is about being healthy and feeling good. He is all-in on the carnivore diet, and is also a big rower like Vinnie! THE CARNIVORE DIET Before it was coined 'carnivore,' it was mostly called the zero-carb diet. But Dr. Baker realized "carnivore" was more accessible. He did an n=1 experiment and felt so much better eating this way. Dr. Baker's diet is

  • BEST OF: Lifestyle-Based Intervention with Dr. Bret Scher - Episode 2090

    27/04/2022 Duración: 01h02min

    Episode 2090 - On this BEST OF Wednesday show from May 2021, Dr. Bret Scher and Vinnie talk learning from your clients, nutritional advice, properly interpreting cholesterol numbers, the sugar and grain industries, lifestyle-based intervention, the Diet Doctor, your body's use of fat, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS DR. BRET SCHER Like Vinnie, he has a podcast and does consults. He is an excellent cardiologist. There are methods that will help a majority of people, but you tinker those methods to the individual. This is what makes consults so rewarding and keeps Dr. Scher and Vinnie learning. Some doctors stick to conventional wisdom; others want to be on the cutting edge. Doctors who see it the latter way, like they have to keep learning and improving, are usually the better doctors. Like for trainers, doctors receive very little nutritional training. Though doctors don't usually deal with bro sci

  • Creating New Sugars & More - Episode 2089

    25/04/2022 Duración: 01h13min

    Episode 2089 - On this Monday show, Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk misbehaving on the internet, creating new sugars, making a difference, staying or getting off of medications, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS CREATING NEW SUGARS There is a patent war over new sugars. They know they haven't gotten it right. One of them is called tagatose.  They're saying this is going to be okay for diabetics -- this seems oxymoronic. It's similar to sucrose, and side effects are very similar to things like erythritol.  This doesn't seem healthy at all. The article also says consumption of more than 30 g (which is something like one coke), will cause gastric disturbance. Clearly, this can't be good. The sugars don't even work well and they're investing billions into it. This makes both Anna and Vinnie sad -- they just want people to know the truth and not buy in. Vinnie and Anna vs. billions of dollars. This is a hard battle t

  • Misleading BMI - Episode 2088

    24/04/2022 Duración: 24min

    Episode 2088 - On this Sunday School episode, Gina Grad joins Vinnie Tortorich and the two talk misleading BMI, cholesterol numbers, heart disease, smoking, and more. Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS MISLEADING BMI Body mass index is generally a pretty inaccurate measure. The calipers don't really work. And often, the information can just be misleading. Those who are muscly might have a higher BMI. Vinnie has seen so many silly BMIs because of this. And just because you have a lower BMI does not necessarily mean you are healthy. Gina was told she was very overweight based upon her BMI. She felt dejected and terrible. Vinnie says: this is not an accurate or meaningful measure. He KNOWS she is not overweight like she was told based upon her BMI! It doesn't take into account so many important variables. PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched this week on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary

  • Sticking to Resolutions & Building Boats - Episode 2087

    23/04/2022 Duración: 53min

    Episode 2087 - On this Saturday show, Mark Thomson joins Vinnie and the two talk sticking to resolutions, aerobic activity, their shared love for kayaking and building boats, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS STICKING TO RESOLUTIONS Resolutions are tough. A lot of people struggle to keep them. Vinnie struggled to adhere to what he gave up for lent as a college student! But he's been very good at sticking to New Years resolutions. Often he'll do "no life into living" years, which means he does not eat anything that isn't NSNG®. This year, Vinnie committed to do an hour of aerobics each day. He's front loaded a lot because he has a surgery coming up and such. Another goal was creating his boat with his own hands! KAYAKING Mark is a big kayaker and rower! He does longer trips, too. He's built his own boat -- the pleasure of building something, admiring how it looks and how it works, is an amazing feeling. PURC

  • Health Shouldn't Be Political with Nina Teicholz - Episode 2086

    22/04/2022 Duración: 01h12min

    Episode 2086 - On this Friday show, Nina Teicholz joins Vinnie for another appearance on the podcast, and the two talk shadow banning, how health shouldn't be political, following the science, obstacles in changing the way you eat, and more. Https:// PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS SHADOW BANNING This is not a good thing. Vinnie believes he and others like him have been the subject of shadow banning on social media. Shadow banning is bad for democracy and doesn't help depolarization of this country. When folks got along and could be respectful, things were better. HEALTH SHOULDN'T BE POLITICAL Health has been politicized. This shouldn't be the case. Meat was demonized, and those who ate meat didn't care for the environment. But the science doesn't support these positions. Politicizing it means that we don't really hear or engage with the science. We see this in things like meatless Mondays and vegan Fridays.  Encouraging children

  • Combating Autoimmune Disorders & More - Episode 2085

    20/04/2022 Duración: 37min

    Episode 2085 - On this Wednesday show, Andy Schreiber and Vinnie Tortorich talk combating autoimmune disorders, Mike Rowe, the woes of fat shaming, and more. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS THE WOES OF FAT SHAMING Fat shaming is a bad thing. Nobody wants to be unhealthy or fat. Folks want to be healthy. Fat shaming does nothing productive -- we should support people, not make them feel badly. Mike Rowe has reiterated this on his show. COMBATING AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS This study utilized the Cox Proportional Hazards Study. Vitamin D reduced autoimmune disorders by 22%. Omega-3 reduced it by 15%. These studies are double blind and controlled. PURCHASE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE The documentary launched this week on January 11! Order it TODAY! This is Vinnie’s third documentary in just over three years. Get it now on Apple TV (iTunes) and/or Amazon Video! Link to the film on Apple TV (iTunes):  Share this link with frie

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