Dr. Jaffe started his career looking for the ultimate insights in mechanisms of health. His goal was to debunk the best known advocates of a variety of health promotion and healing systems. But, as he tried to disprove holistic forms of care, he began to realize there just might be something there. Eventually he became a believer, a student and then researcher in such areas a Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, active meditation, homeopathy, and manipulative arts.
Russ then went on to reinvent himself professionally by starting the Health Studies Collegium, a think tank that focuses on sustainable solutions to global health needs, with his fellow colleagues. For the last 30 years, Dr. Jaffe has advocated a system that treats people not diagnoses, cause not consequence, and promotes long term sustainable solutions as an alternative to a system dominated by prescriptive, symptom suppressive solutions.
Russ has recently written Joy in Living: The Alkaline Way for his company PERQUE.
[2:35] What Dr Jaffe recommends for detoxing the body at the beginning of your health journey
[4:40] The GGOBE detox foods that need to be in your diet
[8:58] Supplementation is essential in today’s environment
[11:01] The benefits of eating and drinking alkaline rich food and drink (and how you can tell if you need it)
[16:08] Why Russ doesn’t think Fernando’s idea of drinking alkaline water is useful
[17:53] Whether adding minerals to distilled water makes sense for your body
[21:45] Some takeaways from The Alkaline Way
[25:25] Is there any concern about not having enough acid in your body as you start The Alkaline Way?
[30:29] The shift in ratios between Omega 6 and Omega 3 in the average American’s diet, and why our life expectancy in the USA is declining