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    Anxiety Based Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Distinguishing Fear and Anxiety with CBT Techniques with Catherine Pittman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 46:01

    What can we learn about our mental health from rats? Since our brains are similar, the answer may surprise you. Listen up to discover: The difference between fear and anxiety The pathways to anxiety and fear What a panic attack actually signals Catherine Pittman, an author and Professor of Psychology at St. Mary's College, shares her career developing cognitive behavioral therapy techniques dealing with fear and anxiety. By looking at how our brain may be similar to a rat's, we can begin to understand our fear responses and the effects they have. However, since it still triggers the amygdala, it can be challenging to control your body's response to stimuli. Since the cortex and amygdala are two of the important response centers in anxiety disorders, we must attempt to change how they learn. By presenting stimuli in a controlled setting with the help of cognitive behavioral therapies, relief can be brought to those who struggle with anxiety-based disorders. To learn more, check out the book, Rewire Your Anxious Brain by Catherine Pittman. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Improving Soil Health through the Soil Microbial Environment with Mike Lehman, Kristen Veum, and Veronica Acosta Martinez

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 34:33

    What makes soil health so vital across the country? From crops to the rest of the ecosystem, the soil can be considered the base of a healthy environment. Listen up to learn: The difference between prairie and plain Who manages crop production on land How crop rotation improves soil health Soil experts Mike Lehman, Kristen Veum, and Veronica Acosta Martinez weigh in to discuss the issues faced across their varying specialties regarding soil health and agricultural management practices. Much of the industry in our country relies on the health and sustainability of the soil found in varying environments and capacities in many regions. Unfortunately, the health of the soil has become damaged through many means, and new techniques and practices are being implemented in an attempt to curb the issue. Crop rotation and no-till practices have yielded promising results for many farmers and landowners across the country, but there is still a long way to go. As we advance, facing region-specific challenges will become more prominent, forcing new solutions to be found.  For more information, visit Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Understanding Environmental Change Through the Examination of Biological Plant Landscapes with Dr. Daniel Peppe

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 25:09

    Can Plants and the landscapes from which they come give us a clue into the human lineage? By looking at where apes lived and interacted with plants, history can be uncovered. Listen up to learn: The time periods which can offer the most significant clues Historical periods of temperature change and their impact How proxies can help research progress Dr. Daniel Peppe, associate professor at Baylor University, shares his research working with paleontology and how plants affect various periods of time. By examining generations' worth of time and the plants present during it, we can get a glimpse of what life may have been like during them. Whether through temperature, precipitation, or the ape and human impact, ancient ecology can reveal more than you may think. Since temperature varies over millennia, it has had a massive impact on plants and biological life. By examining weather and ecology in as many places in the world as possible, a complete picture can begin to be formed. To learn more, visit Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    From Medieval to Modern: Understanding Civilization, Religious Practices, Perceptions, and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 40:37

    When you think of medieval people and practices, what comes to mind? Whatever your answer, this episode may very well change it. Tune in to discover: The main differences between medieval and modern Christianity How modern technologies and communication methods might impact prayer practices, and how the printing press already has How writing Christian poetry compels engagement with the world through imagination As an associate professor of history at the University of Chicago, Rachel Fulton Brown's teachings are based on questions revolving around historical and present-day civilization and creativity, with special emphasis on J.R.R. Tolkien. Since 2006 she's offered a class that examines how Tolkien, as a Catholic, drew on medieval understandings of the imagination and creativity in order to touch the modern world, which he certainly did. Brown also offers a class on writing Christian poetry, and she explains the art and value of this practice. Brown discusses obvious and subtle yet meaningful differences between medieval and modern-day human perceptions, religious practices, and the interaction between the two. She also shares ideas about the ways in which modern society, with its emphasis on fame and technological prowess, is turning us into idolaters, perhaps without us even realizing it. Learn more about Brown's beliefs and work at, and check out her book, Mary and the Art of Prayer: The Hours of the Virgin in Medieval Christian Life and Thought. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    The Problem of Pet Obesity and How Progressive Pet Foods and Better Diets can Help Solve it with Daniel Schulof

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 38:54

    Are you inadvertently shortening your pet's lifespan? Without providing your fluffy friend with the proper diet, you may very well be. Listen up to learn: The impact of pet obesity Which pet diet makes most evolutionary sense Which components of your pet's body composition matter most Daniel Schulof, CEO of KetoNatural Pet Foods, shares his journey to spread the word and the importance of a healthy pet diet and change how your dog eats. While you may believe the food you give your pet is wholesome and nutritious, it may be doing more harm than good. Unfortunately, since dietary carbohydrates are so cheap and marketing has become more effective, we have been fooled into thinking about what is healthy for your pet. By focusing on protein and cutting carbohydrates out of your dog's diet, it may actually be improved relatively quickly. However, you must keep in mind the other components of health to ensure the complete picture of health.  Visit for more information. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    95% of Probiotics Aren't Effective. Are Yours?—Insights on Gut Health with Founder of Just Thrive

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 25:43

    Listen to your gut! It's a saying we all resonate with on some level, but is there any merit to it? As research on the connection between gut and overall human health grows, it seems there is.  Prebiotic and probiotic products boast the ability to improve gut health, but most of them have virtually no beneficial effect. Learn why, and discover: Why 95% + of probiotics on the market die before reaching the target (the intestines) The risk of taking prebiotics that feed bad bacteria in the gut What percentage of the immune system relies on gut health The connection between the gut microbiome and mental health issues like anxiety and depression The NIH Human Microbiome Project revolutionized what it means to have a “healthy gut.” As a consequence, it shed light on the serious shortcomings of most probiotics and prebiotics on the market. In essence, most of these products are either doing more harm than good, or not much at all. When Tina Anderson made this discovery, she decided to do something about it. She and her husband were able to license specific probiotic strains from London University—strains that, unlike most on the market, actually reach the intestine alive and are therefore able to confer benefits to the consumer. But that's not all: this probiotic also produces antioxidants and carotenoids right at the site of absorption, adding even more benefits. Anderson founded Just Thrive with the goal of making this product available to everyone. They now offer a prebiotic that also stands out among others on the market.  Anderson discusses all this and more, including exciting new products in the pipeline. For 15% off any product, visit and use code: GENIUS15. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Tools and Techniques for Better Mental Health with Actor and Advocate Nick Bracks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 22:39

    A combination of factors led Nick Bracks to a place he never expected to be: in a deep and dark depression, mixed with anxiety, obsessive thoughts, a dependence on alcohol, low self-esteem, and an overall feeling of hopelessness about life. But had it not been for that time in his life, Bracks may have never found his true passion: raising mental health awareness and creating easily-accessible tools for those who struggle with theirs. Tune in the learn: Why more emphasis needs to be placed on preventative services as opposed to reactive services in mental health  The different ways in which anxiety can manifest and negatively impact people's lives The importance of understanding there is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing mental illness  Nick Bracks is an actor, advocate for mental health, and author of Move Your Mind: How to Build a Healthy Mindset for Life. In today's episode, he shares key aspects of his youth and adult life that led him to where he is today.  As a facilitator and communicator in the mental health arena, Bracks works alongside psychologists and other mental health experts to produce audio and video content, tools, and other resources for those struggling with their mental health. The latest project is a docuseries on various aspects of mental health set to be released next year. Visit for more information, and check out Bracks's podcast and book, Move Your Mind: How to Build a Healthy Mindset for Life. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Botany, Plant Pathology, and the Importance of Sustainable Farming Techniques and Crop Rotation with Don M. Huber

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 42:31

    How do our crop production systems work in tandem with plant pathology to form the best farming techniques? By focusing on disease control and sustainable farming techniques, better production techniques can be developed. Press play to learn: Why crop rotation is vital in sustainable farming How non-tillage techniques can benefit soil nutrients What the future of farming may look like Don M. Huber, a Professor Emeritus at Purdue University, shares his life of work and research on plant pathology and crop production techniques. Farming at every level requires an understanding of techniques that allows food production to work in concert with nature to optimize the processes. While not all techniques are sustainable, crop rotation is one of the most prevalent and significantly beneficial techniques available to producers. Recognizing the dynamic between all aspects of production is vital since everything from pathogens to nutrition can drastically alter the efficacy of farming. Namely, the nutrition in the soil and available for future years is critical and can ensure a successful future. To learn more, a great resource is a best-selling book: Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    The Process of Aging and the Emerging Battle to Halt Cellular Aging Mechanisms with Dr. Sandra Kaufmann

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 25:50

    Can aging be curbed in order to improve the longevity of the body? With certain advancements, humans may be able to find a way to "cure" aging. Listen up to learn: The seven components of aging Where the most mitochondria can be found If aging can be truly reversed Dr. Sandra Kaufmann, the founder of The Kaufmann Anti-aging Institute, shares her work in the fight to curb aging. While science is still far from curing aging, there are many factors and actions to help fight the process. Epigenetic factors are some of the most important, and the fewer negative epigenetic impacts we can introduce to our body, the better. By focusing on the seven major aging factors, we can begin to understand what can speed or slow the process most. Thankfully, practitioners like Dr. Kaufmann have developed systems to curb the negative impacts of aging. Visit to learn more. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    The FDA's Drug Approval Process, Reliance on Political Science, and Its Shortcomings in the Handling of Modern Crises with John Droz

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 61:16

    Can the FDA and current scientific medical establishment be trusted? Based on recent events, they may not be the pillar of honestly and health they have postured to be. Listen in to learn: Who is to blame for scientific misunderstandings Why the establishment does not discuss the immune system Why alternative treatments may have been censored John Droz, a Physicist and Environmental Advocate, shares what he has learned from research into the causes and bad actors in current scientific explanations.  While many of us think we understand and are active in the nature of science, it has really become political science rather than what it was created to do. Since we do not have a good understanding, it leaves the population vulnerable to misinformation and dangerous omissions. With the FDA being so tied into the current medical establishment, it leaves it vulnerable to falling victim to the same traps as the general population. Moreover, since the establishment controls the FDA, which regulates the approval of new drugs, the establishment influences how we perceive effective treatment.  Email for more information and access to the newsletter. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    The Four “Rs” of Mental Wellness with Psychologist Maria Schmid

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 41:58

    We are shaped by the social and physical environments in which we live. And by examining how this idea has played out in her own life, licensed psychologist Maria Schmid has come to a place where she is capable of helping others through the difficulties of life. Press play to discover: What it means to say that people see themselves in relation to other people Four things to recognize and focus on in order to gain a greater perspective in life The universal importance of feeling heard, seen, and recognized, especially as we change over time “I never liked the statement ‘everything happens for a reason,' but I do believe that things happen with meaning,” says Schmid, explaining how and why living in the present moment is so key. Reflection, resilience, relational health, and ritual are the four “Rs” Schmid helps her clients focus on. She explains each in detail, and shares insight from her work with clients. Tune in to hear the full conversation, and learn more about Schmid's work at Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    The Ecology of Bacteria in the Honeybee Gut Microbiome and Insect Symbiosis and genomic studies with Nancy Moran

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 30:58

    What secrets does the honeybee gut microbiome hold? By examining the bacteria and genomics of the bees, we can gain insight into the risks posed to the ecology of a hive. Listen up to learn: The unique bacteria found in every honeybee microbiome How glyphosate affects hives The bacteria specialized for aphids Nancy Moran, the Warren J. and Viola Mae, Raymer Chair and Professor of Integrative Biology, shares her research with honeybees and the clues they can give us into how microorganisms interact with insects. Colony collapse syndrome has plagued hives across the nation for some time now and prompted a search for the issue's root causes. Through this study, bee researchers have been led down a path that leads to studying the bacteria within the bee microbiome.  With such a delicate balance present uniquely inside bees and colonies, chemicals like glyphosate and others pose a tremendous risk. However, aphids can also offer clues, as they have a single unique bacterium that has been passed on from ancient aphids.  Visit to learn more. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Skydiving Into Physical and Mental Wellness with Matthew Gagne

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 23:16

    “It was about reminding myself to get up and be aggressive in my own pursuit of wellness, cause no one's going to do it for you…it takes a lot of courage and effort and strength to be an advocate for your own life,” says Matthew Gagne, a former professional skydiver and founder of Flock Goods. But it's not solely the bravery of his career that makes such a comment particularly powerful, coming from him: In 2014, Gagne's neck was broken in 10 different places during a car crash, leaving him in the hospital for nearly two months, and setting him up for years of physical therapy. Press play to hear his story, and how it's led him to where he is today. You'll discover: The experiential differences between vertical wind tunnel training and skydiving How skydiving helped Gagne adopt a fighting spirit and mentality during his recovery process How cannabinoids can help people enhance their life in a variety of ways Learn more about Flock Goods by visiting Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    How to Avoid a Deplatform Attack and why Cancel Culture May Be More Avoidable than You May Think with Mark Jeftovic

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 34:23

    Is the standard of justice still innocent until proven guilty? Cancel culture does not seem to think this to be the case. Listen up to learn: How to protect your company from cancel culture Why companies may have their website shut down without cause Other parts of attack prevention Mark Jeftovic, the author of Unassailable, shares his first-hand experience with cancel culture and how to mitigate your risk. Cancel culture has begun to run rampant, allowing the mob mentality to run the information which may or may not be made available. Without proper cause, many hosting services have bent to online tantrums, de-platforming businesses without cause. It is critical to ensure you have a direct line to the consumers who interact with the business to avoid this. Without these second lines of contact, the mob may win, allowing cancel culture to prevail without proper due course.  To learn more, visit Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Replacing the Toolbox One Tool at a Time: From Addiction to Wellness

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 43:08

    “I had a toolbox full of addiction—alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, work, all of it—and basically what I've done is taken out the addiction and replaced it with holistic practices, like meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, EMDR, equine therapy…you name it,” says Theo Fleury. Press play to hear his personal story and learn: How emotional trauma affects the nervous system The importance of all three sides of health and wellness: emotional, physical, and spiritual The critical difference between trying a certain type of therapy, and working at it The value in remembering that adversity breeds resilience Theo Fleury discovered his love for ice hockey at a young age: In it he found refuge from a household where addiction and mental illness were primary themes. But when he was just an adolescent, a hockey coach would subject Fleury to years of trauma and sexual abuse. Serious mental illness and addiction would ensue. Eventually, this experience would lead Fleury to become an expert in the field of relational trauma. Fleury shares what he's learned over the years, including the importance of talking about our negative emotions and experiences in order to work through them, rather than suppressing them through drugs or other forms of addiction. Tune in to hear the full conversation and explore more at Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    The Mental Health and Metabolically-Minded Approach to Wellness

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 51:12

    Stage IV ovarian cancer with metastasis to the liver, peritoneal carcinomatosis, malignant ascites, pleural effusion, end-stage organ failure, and a bowel blockage: this was the list of diagnoses facing 19-year-old Nasha Winters after years of being dismissed as a hypochondriac.   But it wasn't until she was actually diagnosed with a terminal disease that she finally wanted to live. Tune in to hear Dr. Winters's incredible story and learn: Why people with Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis are often misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder The link between anxiety and fear, epigenetic expression, and cancer The impact of breathwork on the parasympathetic response, and how to use a simple breathing technique for reducing anxiety and depression The implication of the fact that 80% of neurotransmitters are made in the gut When and how psychedelics and other plant medicines can be used, and the powerfully positive impact they can have on the nervous system It's been three decades since her diagnosis, and today Dr. Winters is a naturopathic doctor, Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO), author, and well-respected authority in healthcare. In addition to sharing the incredible details of her personal story—which includes childhood illness, severe anxiety and depression, and two suicide attempts—Dr. Winters tells listeners about the connection between adverse childhood events and mental illness, chronic physical illness, and cancer, as well as the impact of nutrition on gut health, and in turn, the impact of gut health on mental and emotional well-being. Dr. Winters has each of her patients take the ACE (adverse childhood events) test, examines their epigenetic factors, and looks for nutritional deficiencies—especially those strongly associated with depression and anxiety. She then analyzes each patient's organic acid profile, which offers a lot of information on neurotransmitter metabolism, and gut and mitochondrial activity. She also checks for genetic signs of certain diseases, such as celiac. Press play to hear the full conversation, check out Dr. Winters's book, The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies, and visit her website at for more resources. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Revolutionary Advances in Seizure Treatment and the Implementation for Nasal Sprays in Treatment with Dr. Stuart Madden

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 15:21

    Reacting to a seizure can be difficult, but can it be made easier? With the introduction of new treatment options, a more straightforward way forward can be found. Listen up to learn: The previous options available for seizure patients How a nasal spray revolutionized treatment The availability of treatment Dr. Stuart Madden, CSO of Neurelis, shares his organization's goals for aiding those struggling with seizures and provides new hope for simpler and equally effective treatment for the future. Traditionally, once a seizure is upon the patient, the options to mitigate the effects are quite cumbersome and invasive. Fortunately, the nasal cavity may hold the solution long sought after by researchers and patients alike. With the introduction of a nasal spray that can be used prior to or during a seizure, more treatment options become available for patients and caregivers. However, there are far more missions to accomplish for Neurelis, and Dr. Stuart Madden hopes to guide them there. Visit to learn more. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Neuronal Networks and the Potential for Miraculous Injury Recovery and an Array of Health Benefits with Garrett Salpeter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 35:10

    Can new technology better connect the brain and nervous system to help the body heal faster? Using neuronal networks, new human potential may be unlocked. Listen in to learn: How to recalibrate an overreaction from the body The benefits of Direct Current The qualities of the best NeuFit technicians Garrett Salpeter, the Founder and CEO of NeuFit, shares the potential for healing with the help of his revolutionary technology. Injuries may be catastrophic for those who suffer them, especially in cases where physical health is the cornerstone of life and livelihood. However, they may have been misunderstood, leading to unnecessarily long recovery times and further complications.   Using NeuFit technology, quicker recovery times for surgeries and injuries of all kinds can be possible. In addition, the body's reaction to injuries can be modified using neurological stimulus, altering the healing process in significantly beneficial ways.  To learn more and for additional resources, visit Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Examining the Dog Phenotype and Genotype to Find the Qualities that Make Up the Best Working Dogs with Jenny Essler

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 22:41

    Are all dogs made the same? No matter how much you love your furry friend, some dogs may be better suited to certain lifestyles than others. Listen up to learn: The range of jobs working dogs are capable of Why some dogs fail out of work training Which breeds are best at particular jobs Jenny Essler, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, shares her work developing the traits and finding the best working dogs science can discover.  Dogs are capable of much more than offering a best friend or emotional support animal, which most of us are familiar with. However, if we can identify specific traits, they are fantastic tools for a wide variety of work applications, from bomb-sniffing to cancer detection. Each breed of dog is proficient in different areas of work, but not every dog is cut out for the job another may be capable of. Since training a working dog can present such a tremendous cost, understanding the genetics of each breed and litter can be a significant advantage. Visit to learn more. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    At the Intersection of Law and Naturopathic Medicine

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 20:55

    Years ago, Stephanie Berg's passion for law merged with a budding passion for naturopathic and alternative medicine. By combining the two, she has become a well-respected and sought-after resource for health practitioners across California. Press play to discover: The limits of scope for different naturopathic and alternative medicine doctors How the increased use of telehealth over the past couple of years has shaped naturopathic medicine What type of issues naturopathic doctors face that MDs generally don't As both a lawyer and naturopathic doctor, one of Berg's greatest assets is her ability to truly speak the language of her clients. She assists healthcare practitioners of all kinds with business, transactional, and regulatory work, whether that means drafting patient forms, helping form an LLC, or writing employee contract agreements. The ultimate goal, for Berg, is to prevent future issues of liability for her clients, and more importantly, help them grow their business with confidence. Interested in learning more? Check out, and feel free to contact Berg via email at Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Marine Solutions for Coastal Protections Against Erosion and Marine Ecosystem Restoration with Dr. Will Bateman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 36:26

    How can we ensure our coastlines remain around for the long haul? By paying attention to the wave climate, we can begin to take protective measures. Press play to learn: The meaning of wave climate The typical diurnal sand movement How artificial structures can become "natural" Dr. Will Bateman, CEO of CCell Renewables Ltd., shares his experience taking measures to protect our coasts and the diverse ecosystem they contain. While climate change has been recognized as a significant threat moving forward in human history, but coastal erosion may be a silent killer. However, by examining new factors and taking preventative and retroactive action, we may be able to hope to turn back the clocks and restore our coasts.  Through the restoration of coastlines through natural and manufactured means, very promising results have been recorded. For example, natural rock can form after implementing a structure into the coastline, and marine organisms will attach, only bolstering the effort.  To learn more, visit Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    The Philanthropic World Explained and Learning About Fundraising on a Philanthropic Journey with Jim Lord

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 41:31

    What makes the secrets to raising money so complex? Not only must the business end be considered, but psychology and human motivation must also be regarded. Listen up to learn: What makes a good fundraiser How people can be compelled to donate The average length of time it takes to run a campaign Jim Lord, the author of The Raising of Money, shares his experience in the philanthropic world and the reasons why his book has become the most successful guide to philanthropy.  Philanthropy is a cornerstone for organizations and nonprofit groups and their longevity when making a difference in the world. However, convincing others to donate to the cause can be more complicated than you may think. While it may initially seem that folks can be convinced simply on a financial or business basis, this is not always the case. In reality, many components like morality, psychology, and education are all integral components to a successful philanthropic effort. To learn more, visit Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Understanding the Opioid Crisis and the Effects of Addiction, Withdraw, and Opioid Toxicity Treatment with Chris Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 31:59

    How has the opioid epidemic exploded so quickly in the United States? Purdue Pharma may be behind one of the most prevalent causes of patient exploitation in world history. Listen up to learn: How the opioid epidemic began Ways in which non-addicts can become trapped through medical negligence The valid uses for opioid pain killers An expert speaker on the opioid crisis, Chris Johnson shares his experience making proactive steps forward to curb the opioid epidemic.  The introduction of OxyContin over two decades prior realistically marks the beginning of the opioid epidemic as it stands today. Sadly, with the degradation of medical morals and practices, increasing numbers of moderate pain patients have been led down the path to addiction.  The intertwining of big pharma and medical practices on all levels has caused over-prescribing of opioid pain management to skyrocket. With pills being harder to come by and increasingly expensive, many patients who were merely facing moderate or chronic pain have sought alternatives like heroin and fentanyl.  Visit for more resources and information. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:  

    Novel Imaging Techniques and the Promise they Hold for Better Understanding Tinnitus with Mehrnaz Shoushtarian

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 15:30

    How can being able to image tinnitus help patients who struggle with the chronic issue? Since it is not truly understood in its origins, treatment can be challenging to develop. Listen up to learn: Why brain imaging can lead to more clues What tinnitus sounds like to different people Where tinnitus may originate Mehrnaz Shoushtarian, a Project Leader in Tinnitus Imaging, shares her work attempting to image the brain regions that may lead to the origin or progression of tinnitus. Tinnitus is a chronic issue widely experienced worldwide, which leaves a lasting sound perceived constantly in those who suffer from it. However, since we do not yet completely understand the origins, a consistently effective treatment has not yet been identified.  With an increased focus on imaging the brain regions thought to be the source of tinnitus, new clues about possible treatments are being discovered. However, since the condition is so variable and can present differently for each individual, nailing down specifics remains challenging.  To learn more, visit Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Christian Apologetics and the Science Philosophy of Religion Throughout a Spiritual Life with John Lennox

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 48:22

    The debate of time immemorial surrounding science and Christianity continues to rage, but could they both be correct? When examining issues of life, taking diverse and sometimes contradictory stances can lead to new solutions. Listen up to learn: What Christian apologetics relates to  What is offered through Christianity How math plays into religion and Christianity John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University (emeritus), shares his view of the Christian faith and how it can intertwine with science and math to uncover some of the enduring mysteries of our species. Different from what it sounds, Christian apologetics offers an opportunity to add the science of spirituality to many debates. Specifically, approaching obstacles in life, especially catastrophic divides, can give new additional context to previously contentious issues surrounding faith. Despite the various opinions of theologians and philosophies worldwide, Christianity offers an opportunity for hope and collaboration. For example, mathematics and Christianity often find themselves at odds with proponents for both sides staunchly disagreeing, but in reality, both can offer answers to benefit the other. Visit to learn more! Episode also available on Apple Podcast:  

    The Many Sides of Mental Wellness with Functional Psychologist Brant Cortright

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 37:23

    “In psychiatry, the idea is that if you're anxious or depressed, you've got some sort of brain disease that requires lifelong medication; in psychology…it's a matter of unskillful behavior and unskillful choices that lead to anxiety and depression, and that brings about the brain changes we see,” says Brant Cortright. Which perspective would you side with? According to Cortright, you don't need to pick a side. We are both physical and psychological beings, and neither side can be reduced to the other. Press play to discover: How exposure to glyphosate leads to leaky gut and leaky brain, and the possible connection between smog and Alzheimer's disease The four pillars of the “healthy brain diet” and which exercises have positive neurogenic effects The definition of neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, neurogenic rate, and what they mean for mood and cognition Cortright is a psychologist, author, speaker, and former Professor Emeritus with the California Institute of Integral Studies. He discusses his philosophy on mental, physical, and overall health. This includes an examination of the ways in which our brains are under attack by an unprecedented number of toxins in our environment, and how this contributes to unprecedented rates of anxiety, depression, and cognitive decline. Is it possible to restore mental health through diet and exercise changes? What foods should you eat (or not eat) in order to protect your cognitive and emotional health? Is psychotherapy always necessary? Can spiritual practices actually influence our mood and cognition? These are just a few of the questions Cortright explores in today's show. Tune in, and check out Cortright's books: Functional Psychology for Anxiety, Depression, and Cognitive Decline The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life Integral Psychology: Yoga, Growth, and Opening the Heart Psychotherapy and Spirit: Theory and Practice in Transpersonal Psychotherapy Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Inside Bipolar Disorder with Author of Mental Illness is an Asshole

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 44:51

    “One of the reasons I named my book Mental Illness is an Asshole is because…it is…It's so mean and cruel; not only does it make you hate yourself, but it makes all the people that you love hate you too.” Press play for powerful insight into bipolar and anxiety disorders, and learn: How memory is affected by the manic state of bipolar disorder How anxiety and depression encourages abusive and negative perceptions by the experiencer The similarities and differences in the way bipolar disorder manifests in different people When and how to seek help for someone who may be suicidal or in a mental health crisis Author, speaker, and award-winning podcast host, Gabe Howard, was diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders in 2003. At the time, weighing the pros and cons of suicide was a daily activity, and life existed in a constant state of vacillation, from the highest highs to the lowest lows. Howard lost friends and jobs, and his family members were mad at him. On top of it all, he was confused. Confused as to what was wrong with him, confused as to why he would do and say certain things, and confused as to why he had trouble even remembering things.   Howard gives listeners insight into his own experience with bipolar disorder, illustrating the delusions that would convince him of the worst-case scenarios in almost all aspects of life. He talks about his journey through the depths of this illness, to the beginning of wellness, to where he is today. He also shares advice for loved ones of someone who may be suffering from bipolar disorder or is showing signs of suicidal ideation. One of the most important things to remember is that understanding the illness isn't necessary before seeking help. As soon as there is suspicion, take action. “So often, we wait until there is a crisis or until it gets really, really bad before we do any sort of intervention, and that makes it so much more difficult than if you caught it more towards the beginning,” says Howard. Check out Howard's book, Mental Illness is an Asshole, and listen to Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast. Tune in and visit to learn more. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Songs of the Humpback Whale with Roger Payne

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 37:02

    About 300,000 whales and dolphins are killed every year as a result of human activity. Why is this allowed to continue? Roger Payne asked that same question before deciding to put his expertise toward this issue. He would eventually become well-known as the person who discovered that humpback whales sing songs. Tune in to learn: At what distances whale sounds can be heard, and how the increase in sound pollution has changed this The likely function of repeated patterns of “clicks” made by whales Why beluga whales are sometimes called “sea canaries” Founder and President of Ocean Alliance, Roger Payne, has spent decades studying the function and nature of the sounds that animals make and hear.  As the environmental crisis became increasingly serious, Payne wanted to shift his research efforts toward an animal that is actively threatened by the state of the environment. He chose whales—which, at the time, he knew absolutely nothing about. Payne began studying whales and whale songs at Rockefeller University. He explains what it means to say a whale (or other animal) "sings a song," the insight he's gained from observing whale behavior over the years, and so much more.   Visit to learn more.

    The Evolutionary Biology of Your Immune System and How it Can Remove Cancer from the Body with Brendon Coventry

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 41:53

    How can the body's immune system play a role in cancer therapy? By exploring treatment that relies on the immune system, new solutions continue to be found. Press play to learn: How vaccines could be used to treat cancer How the immune system is downregulated What else may be done to characterize cancer Brendon Coventry, an Associate Professor of Surgery in Adelaide, South Australia, shares his work looking into the profound part the immune system can play in fighting cancer. By examining the evolutionary roots of cancer, we have found out that it can track back to how bacteria proliferate and reproduce. Since this raised questions about cancer development, new lines of thinking were introduced, allowing for revolutionary new treatment techniques. By characterizing a cancer patient's cancer more specifically, treatment may be more effectively tailored to better fight the cancer. In addition, the body's immune response will be able to better assist and fight the tumors as they evolve in conjunction with growth. To learn more, visit

    The Effects of Climate Change on the Wildlife Around Us and the Exciting Possibility of Groundwater Recharge with Dr. Steven Ostoja

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 26:45

    What does the future hold for us in the scope of near-future climate change? From drought to fire, new solutions are needed now more than ever. Listen up to learn: The difference between El Niño and La Niña The California crops which significantly affect its climate How groundwater recharge can help reverse adverse effects Dr. Steven Ostoja is the director of the USDA California Climate Hub and has joined the conversation to share his experience battling climate change and to share a dire warning on what is to come.  Climate change has been an ongoing and widely known issue but has been altogether ignored for far too long. From the prospect of serious drought to the increasing severity of fires, the consequences will only continue to grow if no action is taken.  Using new technologies that can sense the areas of greatest benefits, groundwater recharge may hold the promise of protection from drought and pad our reserves moving forward. However, if fire management is not improved or rethought, relief may be difficult to come by, especially if suppression remains the primary solution. Visit for more information. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Mammalian Physiology, Camel Drinking Behavior, and the Role of Cholesterol in Water Conservation with Fernando Alvira

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 25:06

    How can camels conserve water so efficiently? By examining how their body handles cholesterol, the key may not just be the humps. Listen in to learn: How long camels can survive with no water If one gene is responsible for hydration Why cholesterol gives insight into hydration Fernando Alvira, an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Bristol, Murphy group, shares his research examining the secret to camel's high hydration efficiency.  Many other mammals rely on water every few days to remain alive, but camels can go for weeks on just a single standard hydration. While not entirely clear how, finding the genetic characteristics that make this possible may lead to new insights in our own bodies.  As the search for the specific gene in question remains ongoing, cholesterol in the camel's body shows promise. Hopefully, while perfect knowledge of the exact reason may elude us for now, narrowing the targeted research can make incremental progress. Visit to learn more.  Episode also available on Apple Podcast:  

    The Vast Array of CBD Benefits and the Future of Anti-inflammatory and Mental Health Treatments with Matt Parks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 32:05

    Is there more than meets the eye with CBD? Due to its array of benefits across many ailments, you may find it can help more than you think. Listen up to learn: What distinguishes CBD from marijuana  How CBD helps with pain Why topical treatment may be the best Matt Parks, the Founder and CEO of One Less CBD, share his work developing and producing the highest quality CBD products that can help when other treatments have fallen short.  CBD is a cannabinoid that binds to your body receptors and provides a host of benefits, from pain relief to mental health benefits. Since the government has finally removed it from the controlled substance list, new work and developments have only expanded the benefits already known.  While many products offer ingestible solutions, it appears topical treatments may be the most effective and efficient solution. In the future, additions to the creams may improve delivery to the body, and pain patches may even emerge on the market.  Visit for more information. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:  

    The Liquid Biopsy Procedure for Getting a Better Look into Cancer progression and Metastasis with Michael Dugan, MD

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 27:20

    Can we finally get a look into a tumor with cerebrospinal fluid? Using CNSide, Biocept may have found the answer. Press play to learn: How the fluid is concentrated for examination The validity of the metastatic chain Where the process can work most effectively Michael Dugan, MD, Biocept's Senior Vice President, shares his work using new technology to better look into cancer tumors and metastasis.  Previous iterations of biopsies for tumors in the body are highly invasive and difficult to perform. However, with the new technology of CNSide, the implementation of cerebrospinal fluid can make the process much easier. With a better look into the tumors, a more targeted approach can be used for patient treatment. Additionally, since it can be easier to get a cell count, treatment efficacy can be more effectively gauged along the way.  Visit to learn more! Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    The Importance of Detoxification and the Potential Harms and Negative Impact of Graphene Oxide with Bill McGraw

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 51:38

    Is graphene oxide the real killer we face in recent times? Due to its high toxicity and unique structure, it may not be the miracle solution we think. Listen up to learn: What graphene oxide is meant to be used for How graphene oxide relates to GMOs The impact on fertility caused by graphene oxide Dr. Bill McGraw, the author of Mercury: The Ultimate Truth and Chronic Disease, shares a warning about a prevalent and toxic chemical widely found in increasingly increased amounts.  While initially touted for its myriad revolutionary uses, graphene oxide may be much more dangerous than its benefits warrant. Yet, despite the hesitations of professionals globally, the use and spread of graphene oxide continue to proliferate. In these turbulent times we face today, graphene oxide has become more used than ever, leading to increased and more direct toxicity. However, the more each of us learns, the more protected we can be against inaccurate information. Visit to learn more. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Could This New Technology Save Your Life?—An Early Warning System In Your Pocket

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 31:29

    Most of us go to the doctor after we're already sick—which usually makes treatment more difficult. But what if there was an easy-to-use early warning system that could tell us when and how we are headed in an unhealthy direction? Well, now there is. Press play to learn: How Advanced Human Imaging (AHI) can not only alert you to your risk of developing certain diseases, but optimize your experience with online shopping for clothes How the AHI transdermal imaging capability can measure your blood flow, heart rate, blood pressure, etc. The correlation between common chronic diseases and the size of your waistline Whether set by ourselves or recommended by doctors, personal trainers, or nutritionists, we almost all have health and fitness goals. But having goals is only half the story: we need an easy way to see whether we're meeting them—or at least making progress. AHI is a mobile phone-based digital technology that can help us do just that. CEO of AHI, Vlado Bosanac, explains how and why this technology came to be what it is today, how it can be used to get core measurements and body fat percentage, and why this will give people a thorough understanding of their own personal risk for certain diseases. Check out to learn more. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    3DBio: Printing Living Human Tissues for Therapeutic Applications

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 23:37

    It sounds like something out of a sci-fi horror movie: people in a lab, printing human body parts composed of real, living tissues. But for the team at 3DBio Therapeutics, it's just another day at the “office.” Press play to learn: The most common problems with synthetic implants How 3D bioprinting can aid in the creation of complex living tissues, like an ear or a nose The easiest and most difficult types of tissues to implant in the human body (and why) Daniel Cohen, Ph.D. is Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of 3DBio Therapeutics, a company that aims to create complex living tissues that can be implanted in the human body to treat various conditions. Some areas of the body accept synthetic implants well, while others don't. The team at 3D Biotherapeutics are focused on the areas that present the greatest challenges when it comes to synthetic implants. Cohen explains the detailed process of creating living tissues using bioprinting techniques, and how they are able to recreate complex structures like human ears. He also discusses what this technology can and can't currently accomplish, and where he sees it going. Tune in to hear the full conversation, and learn more at Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Cancer's Progression Through the Body and the Primary Tumor's Metastasis Impact on the Body with Yibin Kang

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 35:41

    How can we gain a better understanding surrounding the control over metastasis throughout the body? Through mouse and human study, we can start to understand why and how tumors metastasize. Press play to learn: How tumors metastasize once the primary tumor is removed  Why metastatic cancer is so dangerous What makes a tumor cell survive in unfavorable conditions Yibin Kang, a Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, shares his work with cancer metastasis and finding solutions to mitigate risks within humans once the primary tumor has been removed.  While everyone knows the danger of cancer and how it can affect the body, it may be revealed that metastatic cancer is the real killer. Since it is much harder to control the spread and location of metastasis, treatment can be challenging to pinpoint, leaving the patient vulnerable. Since the nature of cancer remains a relative mystery, the mathematical analysis may shed light on the ins and outs of the disease. Furthermore, by removing the silos of study surrounding cancer, collaboration is the hope to find future solutions.  For more information, search for @yibinkang on Twitter. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    A Biochemical Examination of Anxiety and Depression

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 42:09

    Could your seemingly insurmountable anxiety or depression be a little simpler than it feels? The answer might surprise you, and then change your life. Tune in to discover: Why some people with high levels of anxiety also have electrolyte imbalances How a genetic inability to process some supplements can lead to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression Why the doctor might tell you your levels of B12 are too high, when in reality you are deficient in it (and what to do about it!) Why vitamin D deficiency is so widespread, and how it's associated with depression and anxiety Returning guest, Sandy Bevacqua, has a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, and is an expert on the connection between biochemistry and anxiety and depression. No matter who is sitting before her and no matter what their ailment, Bevacqua always begins by getting a very detailed medical history and biochemical picture. Her goal is to get to the cause of anxiety and depression, which she says is almost always related to a person's biochemistry and genetic ability to process certain supplements or produce certain enzymes. She dives into the details of many common problems underlying anxiety and depression, which biochemical deficiencies are more associated with anxiety as opposed to depression (and vice versa), and how to seek help. Bevacqua has a wealth of invaluable information on this topic. This isn't one to miss. Press play now, and visit to learn more. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Healthy Living Tips and the Importance of Holistic Wellness and a Consistent Healthy Lifestyle with Steve Young

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 25:11

    How can each of us make minor adjustments in our lifestyle to enhance our holistic wellness on the whole? By working through several layers of treatment, any form of healing can be possible. Press play to learn: How the transactional model harms healing Why the traditional office space may be harming you and what you can do What the future of work may look like Steve Young, the Chief Solutionite of BodySolutions, shares his work helping folks heal and find wellness, regardless of their situation. From his origins as a physical therapist, Steve has found a greater calling helping people find happiness and health in alternative fashions. By eliminating the transactional model of treatment, much greater opportunities can be found. Through new technologies like augmented reality and varied ideas of how work can be done, the promotion of health and happiness can take center stage. An example of this can already be seen in one of the largest real estate companies, leading to great success. Visit to find additional resources. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    The Deterioration of Mental Health of Teens Around the Globe and the Benefits of Mindfulness with Véronique Tomaszewski

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 29:35

    Is the average mental health of society deteriorating? Based on unfortunate new statistics and behaviors among young people, it may be the case. Listen in to learn: The common causes of depression and anxiety in young people The type of research Véronique Tomaszewski engages in What sets Gestalt therapy apart Véronique Tomaszewski, a pre-licensed clinician at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and a member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy, shares her experience helping patients cope with growing feelings of anxiety and depression. Since young people are faced with increasingly complex issues, there is an increase in the severity of anxiety and depression. Therefore, whether it is genetic or situation-based, the need for coping strategies and solutions continues to grow. One set of ideas that have been successful in helping people of all ages is personal growth through mindfulness and various other strategies. Additionally, Gestalt therapy techniques have shown great promise when it is used to enhance mental health. Visit for more information. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Chronic Diseases in Animals and the Potential for the Forever Dog with Dr. Karen Shaw Becker and Rodney Habib

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 38:12

    Is there a potential to make man's best friend be a lifelong companion? With new research and insight, the forever dog may finally be a possibility. Press play to learn: The average lifespan for the oldest living dogs Why caloric restriction is taboo in the pet space What you should be feeding your dog Dr. Karen Shaw Becker and Rodney Habib, TEDx speakers and authors, share their work in the health of animals and preventing chronic disease in your furry friend. Dogs have long been domestic companions for people worldwide, but as every dog owner knows, their lifespan is significantly shorter than that of their owner in most cases. Fortunately, there is a burgeoning field of research in extending the lifespan of various dog breeds and educating owners on how to better maintain the health of their dogs. One of the most common mistakes pet owners make is falling for the same kibble marketing owners have for years. However, with advances in research and the production of better food, the longevity of bets has been shown to increase. Visit for more information. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Changing Life After Trauma and Handling Anxiety and Depression Through Personal Growth with Dr. Joanna LaPrade

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 49:26

    Is your unconscious really in the driver's seat without you knowing it? Jungian psychology may hold answers to more than we know. Press play to learn: the meaning of a synchronicity how externalization can be harmful how a shadow teacher can help you Dr. Joanna LaPrade, an Author and Registered Psychotherapist, discusses her view of psychology through the lens of Carl Jung and how we may all benefit from it. Many of the feelings and ways we have of dealing with trauma may not originate from where we have previously thought. Externalizing issues and viewing our personality on the surface level can be highly ungrounding and harmful to our psyches. Through remaining mindful and paying attention to our subconscious, we may find solutions to issues that our ego did not want to accept previously. While the lessons may not always be easy to learn, but once they are, they can continually benefit us going forward. For more info, visit Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Cellular Oxygen Deficiency and how the Cellular Microbiome Plays a Role in Cancer Formation with Charley Lineweaver

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 56:02

    What do space and cancer have in common? Using principles found in physical biology, a new understanding of cancer behavior is beginning to be seen. Listen in to learn: How an atavism plays a role in cancer The meaning of the Hayflick limit What sets cancer cells apart Charley Lineweaver, an Associate Professor at The Australian National University, shares his research overlap between the cellular biology of cancer and its development. One of the most fundamental understandings surrounding cancer is its limit of origin at no further than after single cells began to split. Since cancer requires multiple cells to survive and thrive, this means that single cells become part of the mystery in solving the origin of cancer. By targeting new features of cancer, new targets open for researchers to study in an attempt to thwart the cell. This is part of the atavistic model, which relies on the reversion of the cell. Visit for more information. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:  

    Learning About Depression From Someone Who's Had It 10+ Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 45:43

    To protect his anonymity, the guest in this podcast will be referred to as Mr. X.  He shares the ins and outs of his social anxiety and depression—when and how it began, how it has evolved over the years, and how it continues to affect him today. From serious social anxiety and depression during elementary and middle school years, to the divorce of his parents and a traumatic event in his teens, to issues navigating college and employment, Mr. X shares his compelling and moving story with listeners. He explains the details of how he experiences depression, what it feels like, and how he perceives it when in the midst of an episode. Tune in to hear the full conversation—you might just find it relatable. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    The Intersection of Science and Religion: A Place to Stop and Smell the Flowers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 23:21

    Are humans superior to all other forms of life? Or just another ingredient in a massive bowl of evolutionary soup? Part of Whitney Bauman's work involves dissecting these viewpoints and understanding how they interact. Press play to learn: How specifically monotheistic religions conflict with evolutionary theory What it might look like for humans to be stewards rather than managers of the natural world How violence and injustices toward non-human animals can carry over into human-to-human interactions Whitney Bauman is a professor at Florida International University, where he focuses on the intersection of religion and science and religion and ecology. This means he investigates questions like, “How have religious and philosophical ideas shaped human-Earth interactions and science, and vice versa?” Bauman is also interested in developing a critical planetary perspective, which means understanding ourselves as existing alongside other humans and the natural world, as opposed to understanding ourselves through divisive lines, like ‘American' versus ‘Indian' or ‘Christian' versus ‘Buddhist.' Could a balance between localist or nationalist ideals and the continuance of neoliberal globalization be the key to a better understanding of the planetary community? Bauman and many others would say that it is. Interested in learning more? Tune in, and visit Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Happiness in the Workplace Begins With Your Employer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 21:55

    Do you feel like you could ever truly be happy at your job? You might feel inclined to say “No,” but you might also be wrong. Press play to learn: The most common mistakes made my companies and organizations in trying to achieve goals and improve productivity   The critical difference between coaching companies and telling them what to do The biggest theme behind creating workplace happiness One day, a combination of unexpected and emotionally difficult life changes compelled Jenn Lim to ask herself, “What am I doing this for?” She was referring to her choice of career as an internet strategist. But when a friend introduced her to Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos at the time, her career trajectory—and life in general—would change forever. Lim is now the CEO of Delivering Happiness, a company that helps companies create sustainably meaningful and happy cultures, and in turn, enjoy healthy ROIs, profitability, and productivity. Among many valuable insights, Lim shares with listeners what she has learned about the importance of being true to ourselves—even in the workplace, and even on our worst days. Lim's new book, Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact will be released October 12, 2021. Learn more about her work and mission at,, and Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Following the Pathway of Ideological Pathogens in the Human Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 46:06

    Gad Saad is a professor of marketing at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and author of The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense, a book that traces the path of bad ideas like pathogens through the human mind. Learn about his perspective, and discover: In what ways postmodernism is arguably the greatest idea pathogen of all time What commonality exists between all ‘pathological' ideas The important difference between virtue signaling and costly signaling Irrational ideas can equate to ideological pathology, causing maladaptive behaviors. What happens when we choose to speak our minds? And knowing the risk, are you still willing to do it? “When you speak your mind, there are all sorts of people who are going to be angry,” says Saad. And unfortunately, he knows that to be true more than most of us. Saad brings a compelling and controversial perspective to the table, exploring the ins and outs for listeners. Tune in to hear the full conversation, search for his book on Amazon, and check out the Saad Truth podcast and YouTube channel. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Oculomotor Function and Human Visual Dysfunction and Its Possible Treatments for Success in Children with Tara Alvarez

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 33:37

    What makes our eyes move in tandem with each other? Convergence is key, but some people may struggle without vision therapy. Press Play to learn: How convergence issues can be induced If we can be eye-dominant and if it affects convergence deficiency Why some people develop the deficiency, or if we know Tara Alvarez, a professor of Bio-Medical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, shares her work developing vision therapy and tools used in rehabilitation. While many of us may not even notice, our eyes' ability to move in coordination with each other is responsible for much of our visual capabilities. Vision therapy may become necessary when people struggle with this or experience an accident that caused the issue. Though it can be challenging to find the root cause of convergence deficiency, effective treatments tend to be quite dull. However, by developing new techniques and including virtual reality, vision therapy is becoming much more successful. To learn more, visit Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Cancer Immunology, T Cells, and their Effect on Cancer Cells within the Body and Lymph nodes with Greg M. Delgoffe

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 60:43

    What makes T-cells so crucial in fighting cancer? As studies have shown, there may be a great benefit from finding a large concentration of them in or near the tumor in question. Listen in to learn: What makes T cells effective in the fight against cancer Why your lymph nodes swell when the body is under duress How we are able to precisely locate tumors in the body Greg M Delgoffe, an Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology at PITT, shares the value of T cells and his work finding precisely how the body fights cancer. As many of us are familiar with, when sick or an immune response from our body is indicated, our lymph nodes often swell and become painful. However, what many people do not know is why. Since T cells are one of our body's premier defenses, the sheer number of them proliferated causes some of these unpleasant reactions.  While they are not always as effective in every individual who needs them, there are ways for researchers to improve their potency. Thankfully, this work is showing great promise in helping beat or significantly extend the prognosis in many cancer patients. Visit for more information. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Thermochronological Data and what Information Can be Gained on Fossil Fuels and Volcanism with Peter Copeland

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 33:58

    Have you ever wondered how we can earn about the age of rocks and what that information can enlighten us on? By using the temperature and other strategies, we can gain a clearer picture of just what happened when these rocks were formed. Listen in to learn: The limitations of radiometric dating The sweet spot for dating a rock Why rain can interfere with the process Peter Copeland, a Professor of Geology and Thermochronology at the University of Houston, shares his work dating minerals and examining the thermochronology of rocks. Radiometric dating is one of the primary tools used to learn the history of the world we live on. By using isotopes of Potassium and Uranium, their half-lives can be examined to determine the date they were formed and what that reveals about the world at that time. Since half-lives are not obstructed by various factors faced by ancient samples of a rock or mineral, this strategy is the best possible method of study. While this is not the only way and the other primary method only requires a microscope, it remains one of the most accurate and reliable. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

    Resilience is Not “Go-It-Alone” Grit: Lessons from Stoicism with Nancy Sherman

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 34:13

    Nancy Sherman has studied philosophy for decades—namely ancient and moral philosophy. She also spent over two decades advising the military on issues of moral injury. Press play to learn about Sherman's work, and discover: What a moral injury is, how it's sustained, and how it affects people Whether Stoic philosophy is really about “sucking it up” or something deeper that actually embraces emotion and connectedness between human beings Why it can be beneficial to think about worst-case scenarios In addition to exploring the experiences of moral injury and post-traumatic stress, Sherman shares valuable insights about her take on Stoic philosophy. Contrary to popular belief, Stoicism isn't about ignoring your emotions or just “toughing it out,” but it took Sherman a lot of time to reread Stoic texts and a lot of careful thought to arrive at a more nuanced, contoured view of Stoicism. Tune in to hear the full conversation, and check out Sherman's book, Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience. Episode also available on Apple Podcast:

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