Sep 21st, 2020 | Tom Talks

DID THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC SAVE TOM'S LIFE? Hear a major revelation from Tom. While others are whining about not being able to go out and get a beer or see a game, Tom is actually thankful for what this pandemic has brought his way.

This is the book Tom talks about in this episode.

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Submitted by padres74 on

I'm 65. A runner. Run daily. Anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes a day. You got me thinking several weeks ago. For me sugar is the worst. I read sugar is toxic. It's poison to our system. And like salt, it's in everything. My goal is to lose more pounds. When you eliminate that salt and sugar, it allows your body to process food naturally. The brain isn't having to compete with what's toxic and what's real. Real tells me it's satisfied and not carving more. Toxic tells my brain, keep eating because your system is out of control. My goal is to live to 100 and still be teaching either online or face-to-face. After listening to you and coming across this guy Dr. Robert Lustig, sugar wants to kill us. Thanks Tom for your life & death message.

Submitted by carloca68 on

Dear Tom,

I was living abroad in the Asian region for the last 7 years and a I decided a couple ago cutting on salt, sugar and high processed foods and it was one of the best decisions I made in my life, almost every aspect of my life went better and as a bonus I learnt how to eat less and better following your advice, not difficult to me cause I love cooking.
I am back to Brazil now living close to my parents, locked here due to the pandemic, and I noticed my parents, brother and sister are all taking drugs for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar. Did my best to convince them to change their habits just a little and I failed miserably. When you tell them to avoid, replace or limit some s... they reply they take the drugs and it is all ok.
I can't understand why people get so lazy and resilient to make changes will help them, just some little "sacrifices" to collect big benefits.

Thank you very much for the priceless advice, wonderful life lessons and amazing entertainment.
Hope the best to you and wish you're soon sipping your wine or/and a good craft beer.


Submitted by carloca68 on

Just one more thing I forgot.

I love Asian food and it is generally healthy but they love add monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer based on sodium! This thing is terrible.
The same enhancer is used in soy and other sauces, canned food and other, check the package.
When I eat out I check the kitchen if they have the bag or the recipients for the common brands as Ajinomoto or similar and don't eat if I find it.
Even better: Cook asian food myself ;-)

Submitted by rsum on

Shocking how you didn't know how bad a lot of these things are when you're pretty smart on other things.

Submitted by TomLeykisNNN on sometimes know you have to do or not do certain things, but you put them off instead. At least I'm honest about it.


Submitted by gokusan on

I have been eating a strict ketogenic diet for over 3 years now and it has served me well. I cut out all the sugar years ago and I have seen a huge improvement since I did. I do not drink alcohol. I do not do drugs. I only drink high quality spring water. I try and keep my stress levels as low as possible. I have no wife and no kids so this helps with managing stress. I try and get 8 hours of sleep every night. I also like to do body weight calisthenics ie pull ups, push ups, dips etc. :) I am happy to see Dad making all these great healthy changes in his life and I would advise you all to do the same. :)

Submitted by TomLeykisNNN on

...bacon is LOADED with sodium and most people salt their steaks liberally. Hope you DON'T!


Submitted by Akocan35 on

there s also lot of restaurants (if not all) uses MSG with salt to make things more flavorful and that shit is not good for anybody.

Submitted by JohnFromAustin on

Great show, Professor! These life-improvement shows are my favorite! I have been on the same journey as you -- reducing my bp by getting healthy. With many of the same lifestyle changes as you, I too have achieved normal bp. Since you started your sodium purge, I've been wondering "What's Tom gonna do about Montreal Steak Seasoning? I gave it up. Can he?" Thanks for answering that question. Moreover, thank you for letting your show mature with your audience. I'll wager that the majority of us paying subscribers think more about health than $40 dates. XD

--John from Austin

Submitted by markEmark on

I just subscribed to Premium Tom. I’ve been thinking about my health lately. I’ve been very unhealthy and been stuck. I just so happen to start this segment and holy shit I needed to hear this. Tom was the remedy I needed to get out this funk. I am glad I signed up worth every penny.

Submitted by jvazjr2014 on

This episode made me rethink the route I took 10 years ago. in 2010 I was diagnosed with high BP. I am still on a daily medication but lately been rethinking it.
There have been times when I run out and the Dr refuses to refill until I visit him. Those few days in between, my body has gone haywire. I've become dependent on the meds.
No more...thanks for the 'eye opener' Tom.