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The Antidote

with Randy Hartnell

In this podcast series, former Alaska commercial fisherman and wild seafood advocate Randy Hartnell discusses the industrialization of our food supply and its deadly impact on our heath and well-being. His deep knowledge follows years of collaborating with and learning from leading holistic physicians, nutritional health researchers, and oceanographic experts. Learn how wild, sustainably harvested seafood can be the "antidote" for chronic illness and environmental degradation.

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  • Episode 1

    Episode 1: Wild vs. farmed salmon. What's the difference? (8:54)

    Salmon are programmed to hatch in a river, swim to the ocean, feed on a rich diet of minerals and micronutrients, and then return to the river in which they were born. Farmed salmon lead an entirely different life, one that threatens not only the migration routes of wild salmon, but our own health. Find out more in this enlightening podcast.

    A note from Randy about Episode 1:

    Listeners will hear me inadvertently agreeing with my interviewer's misstatement that wild salmon have more omega-3s than farmed salmon. Because of their unnatural diets, most farmed salmon contain substantially more calories, total fat, saturated fat, and highly unsaturated (omega-3 and omega-6) fats, versus most wild salmon.

    Although they may contain more omega-3s, farmed salmon invariably contain much higher levels of competing omega-6 fats, which most Americans consume to extreme, pro-inflammatory excess, with very unhealthful effects (see the Omega-3/6 Balance page of our website).

  • Episode 2

    Episode 2: The story of Vital Choice. Who is Randy Hartnell? (10:02)

    This is the story of a fisherman, a career choice, and the founding of one of the nation's most unique companies. Hear how Randy Hartnell went from “hunter” of wild seafood in Alaska to “provider” of wild seafood online, helping people to make healthier choices. Learn why it's all based on the “Golden Rule” and what Randy's vision is for the future.

  • Episode 3

    Episode 3: Omega-3s vs. omega-6s. Which ones do I want? (11:05)

    Why do nutrition experts advise us to “nix the 6 and eat the 3s”? Hear how the industrialization of grain crops and lack of vegetables and cold-water fish in our diet has led to a host of modern-day diseases. And learn how to achieve a healthier balance of omega-3s to omega-6s to reduce chronic inflammation and increase brain power.

  • Episode 4

    Episode 4: Salmon fishing and sustainability. Conflict or shared interest? (7:55)

    Find out if commercial salmon fishing is helping or hurting our oceans. Learn how climate change and the dramatic increases in ocean acidity are impacting the health of wild fish habitat. In this candid podcast, Randy Hartnell discusses the effect of carbon emissions on marine life and what can be done to preserve this natural resource.

  • Episode 5

    Episode 5: The Healing Benefits of Salmon. What's in it for me? (8:08)

    Do omega-3-rich foods have actual medicinal value? What effect do industrialized, processed foods have on our health? Is chronic disease a food-borne illness? Randy Hartnell discusses the benefits of eating foods that are as close to nature as possible and shares some personal experiences with the potential healing power of food.

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