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180DegreeHealth Podcast #1: Candida and Tooth Decay

Welcome to the very first episode of the 180DegreeHealth podcast, hosted by Matt Stone and Dr. Garrett Smith. There will be a new episode published on the first day of every month to coincide with the release of each new issue of the 180DegreeHealth newsletter, which you can get for free by subscribing at 180DegreeHealth. In this first episode we mostly answer reader questions submitted on the 180D Facebook page. After recording it, we pretty much decided that wasn’t the greatest format for having a truly productive and focused conversation, so we’ll be changing that up next month. But we managed to answer tons of questions, with a particular focus on candida and tooth decay, as that was what most of the questions revolved around. Hope you enjoy it! For those who don’t know who the heck Garrett Smith and Matt Stone are, we co-authored a book together and have been in close communication for several years now. You might find what we talk about to be a little strange if you’ve been reading too many mainstream materials, but give yourself some time to “warm up” to our unique approach to health matters.

Okay, I’ll shut up so you can start listening to two guys who never shut up.


  1. In regards to my question, the first one in the podcast, thanks for including it! But doesn’t hypothyroid cause high blood pressure?

    • and hypothyroid = low metabolism which you said causes low blood pressure, so this is confusing 🙂

      Also, in regards to fluids, I wonder if doing a Peaty style diet, containing a lot of fluids, OJ and Milk, would not necessarily be good for HBP?

    • Blood pressure can be high or low with hypothyroidism. It gets even more confusing when what sends blood pressure up in the short-term can bring it down in the long-term and vice versa (often patterning changes in body weight). In general, a low-stress regimen involving a combination of food, sleep, body temperature management, and de-stressing activities is probably the most reasonable approach to hypertension.

  2. OMG, I have had pretty bad tinea versicolor for more than 5 years…antifungals irritated my skin and essential oils did nothing. I couldn’t ever make myself cut out sugars, yeasts or gluten or beer or anything to “kill” it.

    Now at 2 weeks postpartum it is suddenly almost gone.

    You think it’s related to selenium intake? I have been eating a ton of food in general, but I am hard pressed to think of a food that’s new to my diet since pregnancy…just a little more of everything. That does include more beef liver capsules, eggs, molasses, shrimp, milk, white bread and rice and oatmeal. Would these add up to enough selenium to do the job?