Is the AHA’s witch hunt against coconut oil valid? Does it really pose a danger to your heart? Tony and I dive deeper into the claims of coconut oil not being healthy for your heart, potentially increasing cholesterol, and other risk factors. Learn whether you should continue to view coconut oil as a healthy fat to include in your daily diet and if there are any precautions you should take!

Next, I have my very special guest Mike Silvio, who has run a marathon on every continent- including Antarctica! He has battled diabetes and other challenges, and is here to inspire us today as an author and motivational speaker.  Mike shares what prompted him to get into running in marathons around the world and what his inspirations was. We talk about the “Seven Life Lessons Learned While Running Seven Continents”, and some of the life lessons he experienced while on his journey. Listen in, as Mike shares how he turned his life around with healthy food choices, listening to his body, and self-care.


  • Tony and I discuss the conspiracy against coconut oil and if it should be included in your beauty detox lifestyle…
  • We talk about the American Heart Association and its affiliation with organizations that promote vegetable oils which compete/campaign against coconut oil…
  • Which oils are not healthy to consume…
  • How money plays a huge role in food recommendations and how to know and research what we should be eating…
  • Tony shares which oils cause inflammation and disease…
  • We share beauty foods that include healthy fats and can be safely consumed in your daily diets…
  • Ways in which you can stand by coconut oil as being a healthy choice…
  • Mike shares his journey and what motivated him to get into running in marathons around the world…
  • How Mike changed his diet following his diagnosis…
  • We talk about the “Seven Life Lessons Learned While Running Seven Continents”, and what they are…
  • Mike shares his advice on how life altering challengers can be faced with optimism…


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About Mike Silvio

Mike is a certified member of the Seven Continent Club, having run full marathons on each of the world’s seven Continents. He now speaks around the country on the “Seven Life Lessons Learned While Running Seven Continents” and documents his journey from Heart Patient back to Marathoner.

Mike battles with adult onset diabetes and cardiovascular disease caused by genetics and deep a love of sweets and even deeper appreciation of liquid carbohydrates. He trains with the 501 Running Club.

About Anthony Flores, or “T” as Kimberly affectionately refers to him: He is a long-time friend of hers who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally in the health space full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community! He can be found writing spiritual/inspirational words on Instagram @poetrybyanthony.


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