#40 – Dr. James DiNicolantonio – Everything Salt


“The key with the United States is that the norm is being sick and because that is the norm we don’t have good data on healthy people.”


@Jennette McCurdy (American actress, singer, songwriter, YouTuber, producer, and writer) and I sit down and discuss working as a child actor, her experiences growing up in a Mormon family, how she battled anxiety and eating disorders, why she quit acting, and her current projects.

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Show Notes:
[4:00] Jennette talks about how she got started in child acting and how she was supporting her family at a very young age
[6:30] Growing up in the Mormon religion
[7:30] Both Jennette and Mikhailas parents had miraculous recoveries coinciding with their reinvigorated religious experiences
[10:30] Finding spirituality through health and mushrooms
[12:00] Jennette gives a brief background of Mormonism and how her mother molded a weaved child acting with the church’s purpose.
[15:00] Jennette’s tour of her dark comedy musical one-woman-show entitled, “I’m glad my mom died.”
[17:00] The good and the bad of being a childhood actor.
[20:30] DIfficulties having anxiety and being bombarded by people on the streets
[22:00] Jennette’s experience with Jordan Peterson’s Self Authoring
[23:30] Managing emotions with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
[26:30] Jordan Peterson’s personality test, “Understand Myself” –
[29:30] Insight’s acquired through mushrooms
[33:00] How Jannette developed anorexia in response to maintaining a childlike figure and how she dealt with it.
[37:00] Dr. Froggy and some of Mikhaila’s uncanny therapy experiences.
[39:00] How writing things down can be used as a form of therapy for traumatic experiences
[41:00] Jannette’s decision to quit acting
[42:30] “Empty Inside” Jannette’s podcast that highlights ways to find fulfillment through talking about uncomfortable topics
[44:00] Using Self Authoring as a practical way to achieve goals
[46:00] How Jennnette chooses her guests for her podcast
[47:30] Suggestions on battling your eating disorder
[49:00] Trigger warnings and the need to face the reality of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
[50:30] Jannette recommends the book Intuitive Eating (A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach) by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch to help overcome your eating disorder.
[52:00] Mikhaila’s food journey and learning to listen to body cues when eating
[56:00] “There’s something about art that I can put an end to this thing that there really is no end to. It’s such a nebulous life, weird trauma thing that I can at least find the story in it and move on from it in as much as I can by doing that thing.”
[58:00] Find more of Jennette McCurdy on her website and the social media platform of your choice

Mikhaila Peterson (@mikhailapeterson Instagram) is a 28 year old mother, CEO, health influencer, writer and founder of the Lion Diet, from Toronto, Canada. She has put her idiopathic juvenile arthritis, severe depression (bipolar type II), and chronic fatigue (among other ailments) into remission using The Lion Diet - a beef, salt and water elimination diet. Although it may seem unorthodox, she’s thrived on it for over 2 years. Also recognized for her work with her father, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson (Canadian psychologist and author), she encourages others to take responsibility for every part of their physical and mental health, and teaches how to dramatically transform one's life by never giving up on yourself.

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast is a podcast where host Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home mom’s to CEO’s, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and speaking about topics that are generally shied away from.