166- These Foods are Non Negotiables For Improving Health with Dr. Aaron Hartman

There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to what you should and should not eat, and what diets are best. While many experts can battle over the diets and have data to back up their claims, they all really do have some universal principles:

Real foods will beat out fake processed foods every single time.

In this episode with Dr. Aaron Hartman, we cover some non negotiables when it comes to food quality and how to eat well for any budget.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • How to manage kid's food choices when you aren't around them all the time
  • What foods need to come out of everyone's diets
  • How foods are manipulated to be much different than how they are naturally
  • Ways to grow your own food or find high quality local sources of food


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:15] Who is Dr. Aaron Hartman and what got him interested in nutrition
  • [4:30] How did Dr. Aaron Hartman know that changing his daughter's food was making her symptoms better
  • [5:45] How much more progress does he think his daughter's Cerebral Palsy will improve
  • [7:30] Does Dr. Hartman follow a specific dietary type, or focuses more on whole real foods
  • [10:00] How do you manage the access to unhealthy foods for kids when they spend a third of the day away from you
  • [11:00] If your kids get bullied over the home foods they bring, what can parents do to support them to continue eating healthy
  • [12:45] How difficult is it to get adults to make dietary changes
  • [15:15] Regardless of where people are coming from, what are some non negotiable foods that everyone should remove from their diet
  • [18:30] A lot of places will use cheap oils for cooking because it is cheap and deodorized so it doesn't mess with flavors
  • [19:30] There are lots of products out there that aren't what they seem, such as raw honey
  • [21:30] Dr. Aaron Hartman uses his land to grow a decent amount of his own food
  • [23:00] Why would you supplement kelp in with cows
  • [25:45] Does Aaron also have a greenhouse where he can grow plant foods all year long
  • [26:45] For people who don't have a bunch of land to grow their own food, how can people find high quality local foods that are free of pesticides and other toxic chemicals
  • [30:15] You can get fresh veggies all year long by utilizing something like an Aerogarden
  • [32:00] Eating locally should provide you with bacteria that are beneficial to your local environment and climate
  • [33:00] Final thoughts from Dr. Aaron Hartman on ways to eat clean and healthy food
  • [34:15] If you are on a limited budget, what are the first things you should swap
  • [35:00] What is Dr. Aaron Hartman's vision of what healthy looks like and what does he do daily to reach that vision

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

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Learn from Dr. Aaron Hartman how certain foods can impact your overall health

Learn from Dr. Aaron Hartman how certain foods can impact your overall health

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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