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This no-nonsense health and wellness show features best-selling authors and thought leaders in nutrition, mental health, relationships, and self-improvement. Each episode also includes listener Q&A. Hosted by yoga trainer, writer, and expert speaker, Lucas Rockwood, the founder of YOGABODY and The Yoga Teachers College.

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    • Nov 30, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    544: Eat for Your Brain with Dr. Annie Fenn

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 42:39


    Almost everyone is familiar with the concept of a heart-healthy diet, and most of us have heard of anti-cancer and other major disease-prevention diets. But what about eating foods to protect your brain? Neurodegenerative illnesses are the third biggest killer worldwide but we rarely focus on preventative care for the brain. My guest on this week's podcast is a medical doctor and author whose work focuses on staving off and even preventing cognitive decline.  Listen and learn: How to choose foods that support a healthy brain The benefits of neural protective fats Why beans are often overlooked as a brain food The complex dance between sleep, stress, exercises and diet Links Dr. Annie's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Annie is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist. Her recent work focuses on brain health, in particular the neural protective ability of food. She is the author of Brain Health Kitchen. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    543: Long COVID: Rebuilding Your Body with Dr. Oz Garcia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 34:14


    Tens of millions of people around the world are suffering linger, sometime debilitating symptoms from their past COVID infections. Symptoms range from POTs and hypocapnia to chronic fatigue and impaired lung function. As if that weren't hard enough, since there is no historical precedents for this, most people are all alone in their healing journey. My guest on this week's show nearly lost his life and has found his way back to health.  Listen and learn:  The importance of lean muscle while again How human growth hormone peptides can accelerate post-operative and post-illness healing How inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) can help you heal your respiratory system when perhaps exercise is not possible Links Oz Garcia's Site ABOUT OUT GUEST Oz Garcia is an author and expert focused on anti-aging and nutrition. He's the author of The Food Cure for Kids, The Balance, Look and Feel Fabulous Forever, Redesigning 50: The No-Plastic-Surgery Guide to 21st-Century Age Defiance, and After COVID. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    542: Better Sleep, Better Health with Aric Prather

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 41:32


    If you regularly sleep less than six hours a night, you are four times more likely to catch  a cold than someone who sleeps longer. But you're not alone. Around  30 percent of the population suffer from sleep problems of some type, which can affect everything from your mood and hormones, to your immunity and recovery time. This week we meet a psychiatrist and sleep expert who reveals the key to developing better sleep habits. Listen and learn: How fewer than six hours of sleep increases your likelihood of getting sick How circadian rhythm and the homeostatic sleep drive affect your sleep The effects of alcohol and cannabis on sleep The common misuse of melatonin  Links Aric's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Aric Prather is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California. A licensed clinical psychiatrist and self-proclaimed sleep evangelist, he's the author of the new book, The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com  

    541: Mindfulness for Pain Relief with Christiane Wolf, MD

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 37:34


    Chronic pain can be debilitating, so we often look for ways to mask or medicate the symptoms. Unfortunately, the medical approach to pain management can sometimes lead to even worse problems. There is now a growing body of research showing the efficacy of mindfulness practices where you literally observe and accept your pain, rather than cover it up. It isn't a panacea, but the clinical results are significant enough that mindfulness is now increasingly being integrated into hospital approaches. This week's guest is a medical doctor turned mindfulness teacher and trainer.  Listen and learn: How mindfulness can help you separate yourself from your pain Why we tend to mask and medicate rather than confront pain challenges The importance of natural, non-pharmaceutical interventions How mindfulness can be practiced in a secular way or easily integrated into your existing faith Links Dr. Wolf's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Wolf started her career as a gynecologist in Berlin. She began studying and practicing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She later trained as a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher and a MBSR teacher trainer. She is the author of two books: A Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness and Outsmart Your Pain. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    540: How to Have Your Fittest Year Ever with Kathleen Trotter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 39:34


    What would 2023 look like if it became your healthiest year ever? What would you need to add to your life? What might you consider reducing or removing? And the hardest question of all: which lifestyle obstacles and people could stop this from becoming a reality? On this week's podcast, personal trainer and fitness coach, Kathleen Trotter, reveals all about how to find your fitness.  Listen and learn:  Why movement is non-negotiable, but how you move is up to you Why self-love should be unconditional, but self-worth is earned How to figure out which fitness race you're actually competing in Links Kathleen's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Katthleen Trotter is a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and fitness author. She has a background in exercise science and nutrition.  Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    539: Back Pain - Know Your Options with Dr. Ardavan Aslie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 40:06


    Many people take a hardline stance when it comes to health: they either trust mainstream, allopathic medicine and mainstream medical doctors, or they are committed to natural and alternative healing protocols. From my perspective, both extremes are shortsighted. Why not focus on what is the best option for you based on your goals, challenges, and your phase of life? A 24 year old athlete with a torn ACL has a very different set of considerations compared to his 64 year old father.  On this week's podcast, you'll meet a spinal surgeon who does not operate on over 90 percent of his clients, and instead focuses on the best solutions for the individual.  Listen and learn: The dangers of surgical hardware manufactures funding research Why spinal surgery has such as bad reputation When to choose chiropractic care and physical therapy Why most back pain will resolve in 6-8 weeks, even severe pain Links Dr. Aslie's Clinic ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Aslie is a Board Certified, Harvard University Fellow Spine Surgeon. He's the founder of Sactospine.com in Sacramento California.  Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    538: How to Eat Clean with Brian Gryn

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 28:03


    If you search online to learn about health and fitness, you'll find hundreds of thousands of articles and videos, making it difficult to know where to start. Meanwhile your social media feed is likely filled with personal trainers looking like Adonises and experimenting with fitness as if they have 49 hours a week and a virtually unlimited budget to play with. Unlike the rest of us, they do! In reality, most people don't have the time to wade through the (often conflicting) advice online and quietly struggle to maintain their weight and energy on a day-to-day basis.  On this week's podcast, we meet personal trainer, golfer, podcaster and health coach, Brian Gryn, whose work is focused on helping people to live their best, healthiest life with universal principles and self discovery. It's time to separate the signal from the noise. Listen and learn: The importance of experimenting with your unique body Why lower carb (

    537: Yoga for Arthritis with Ann Swanson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 41:46


    Arthritis in the knees, hips, or wrists is extremely common, particularly in the second half of life. If you're feeling pain and inflammation in your joints, the natural impulse is to reduce your movement and limit your activities, but movement is medicine. The fluid between your joints wants and needs movement to nourish, heal, and lubricate your connective tissues. But how much movement is helpful? And how often? There are no easy answers to these questions, but yoga for arthritis teacher and best-selling author, Ann Swanson, joins us to share her personal and professional findings.  Listen to learn:  The importance of strength as we age How to modify for your body and your pain   How hyaline (articular) cartilage health is crucial and how degradation of this tissue can lead to pain and restricted movement How the synovial fluid around your joints responds to movement and compression Links Ann's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Ann Swanson is a certified yoga therapist and author of the best-selling book, Science of Yoga. She specializes in helping people manage stress, pain and arthritis. 

    536: The Future Can be Great with Ari Wallach

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 42:35


    If you could meet anyone from history, who would you meet? There's a saying that you should never meet your heroes because you'd be disappointed–at best. Envisioning the future of human progress in a game of push and pull. We dig in our heels as we cling to the past, and we press the pedal to the floor–all at once.   My guest on this week's podcast focuses his work on what he calls, the Longpath, a future-focused vision for living today.  Listen and learn How to not move so fast you break things Why old school traditions still have a place in a modern world Can a Western perspective truly consider a global view of the future? How to be a good ancestor for your kids  Links Ari's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Ari Wallach is the founder and Executive Director of Longpath Labs. He is the author of the book, Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs. He has a TED Talk on his concept of Longpath that is a great primer to his work as well. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    535: Menopause Bootcamp with Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 43:11


    The average life expectancy 100 years ago was around 53 or 54 years whereas the average life where I live today is over 80 - this is a radical change. When the average person is adding three decades to their life compared to their great-great grandparents, there are all kinds of new concerns that arise. How can I keep my teeth that long? How can I hold onto muscles and bone strength? And will I have the hormonal mix to make me feel like a man or woman; or will I just slowly wither away.    Age and death are inevitable, but our path toward the finish line can take many twists and turns. On this week's podcast, you'll meet a medical doctor and menopause expert who will share her best ideas to live the 2nd half of life well.  Links Dr. Suzanne's Site   ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Suzanne is known for her Menopause bootcamps in Los Angeles, and she has combined her work as an OB-GYN and Ayurvedic Medicine practitioner into a new book, Menopause Bootcamp.  Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    534: How to Fix Gas & Bloating with Dr. Megan Rossi

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 37:45


    Did you know your body contains just as many bacteria cells as human cells–about 30 trillion in total? Around 3 lbs of those little buggers live in your gastrointestinal tract, and just as our planet's soils are productive yet depleted, your gut microbiome is functional but often imbalanced and dysfunctional. No wonder you're suffering from gas, bloating, acid reflux and even severe conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).   To complicate things more, health marketers would have you believe that if you simply take a fiber supplement and eat some probiotic-enriched yogurt, you can correct the mess fast–but the problem is far more complex. On this week's podcast, you'll learn from gut health specialist, Dr. Rossi, the ins and outs of a happy belly.  Listen and learn: Fecal transplants risk vs reward (yup, people are swapping poo) The importance of fiber, even the stuff that you're unable to digest Why gas and fermentation are natural and don't have to cause discomfort and problems FODMAP Diet to restore gut health and how to slowly reintroduce foods  Links Dr. Rossi's Site ABOUT OUT GUEST Dr. Megan Rossi is a dietitian and nutritionist. She's a Research Fellow at King's College London where she investigates nutrition-based therapies in gut health, including prebiotics and probiotics, dietary fibers. Megan is the author of two books, Eat Yourself Healthy and Eat More, Live Well. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com    

    533: How to Rehab Your Feet with Christopher Ioannou

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 47:07


    Christopher McDougal's 2009 book, Born to Run, brought minimal footwear and the importance of healthy feet to the forefront of fitness conversations internationally. At the time, there were just a couple minimal-style shoe companies in existence, today there are dozens. If you're like most people, you've likely been squishing your feet into narrow toe box shoes with arch support and an elevated heel for most of your life. The result? Plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoe, and overlapping toes are just a handful of the many problems that can arise from this modern foot binding practice. The good news is that there are solutions and this week's guest is here to talk you through them. Listen and learn Why your toes should be the widest part of your foot What “zero drop” means and why it's important How to decide between surgical or natural interventions for foot problems The importance of strong, limber feet Learn More Chris' Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Christopher Ioannou is a sports scientist who specializes in foot health, minimal shoes, and fixing feet. He has a great YouTube channel called “Exercising Health”. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    532: Psychedelics as Medicine? with Matt Zemon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 42:29


    Various psychedelic drugs have been used for thousands of years by people all over the world, primarily in spiritual ceremonies and for medicinal purposes. In 1938 Albert Hoffman discovered LSD, and it served as the Western world's introduction to this type of drug. Psychedelics came to define the counterculture generation of the 1960s, and there was a parallel movement in research science for their potential use in mental health.  In 1970, President Nixon introduced the Controlled Substances Act, and research came to a grinding halt. Today, there is a push to decriminalize medical and even recreational use for many - if not all - psychedelics, and this is both interesting and terrifying. On this week's podcast, we'll explore the modern landscape of psychedelic drugs and mental health.  Listen and learn: How ketamine is legally used for clinical depression How magic mushrooms and MDMA show promise for treating PTSD The risk vs reward of the legalization movement Why spirituality and mysticism seem forever coupled to this class of drugs  Links Matt's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Matt is the author of Psychedelics for Everyone. He holds a Master Degree in Psychology and “Neuroscience of Mental Health” from King's College London.Matt Zemon is the CEO and Co-Founder of HAPPŸŸ, a mental wellness company that specializes in psychedelic-assisted ketamine therapy along with digital therapeutics that promote life-transforming outcomes. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    531: Fix Your Feet with Tea Nguyen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 35:32


    Bunions, hammertoes, and the wide array of foot ailments can be easy to hide inside shoes, but that doesn't make them easy to live with. What might start as achy feet can quickly turn into a real health challenge with cascading effects if you're unable to stay active doing the things you love. On this week's podcast, you'll meet a podiatrist that takes a holistic approach to foot health.  Listen to Learn Why bunions happen and what to do about them When cosmetic vs. necessary surgeries make sense Why type II diabetes nerve damage puts your feet (and legs!) at risk Realistic recovery time if you need surgery  Links Dr. Tea Nguyen's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Tea Nguyen is a podiatrist in private practice. She is the founder of Pacific Podiatry in Freedom, CA, and takes a whole person, holistic approach to foot health and healing.  Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    530: The Truth About Reverse Aging with Morgan Levine PhD

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 39:14


    How long do you want to live? How healthy do you want to be in your later years? For many podcast listeners, healthspan is more important than lifespan, but it's difficult to figure out what–if anything⁠–can stack the deck in your favor. On this week's podcast, we'll meet PhD researcher and author, Morgan Levine, who is actively working to answer these questions.  Listen and learn:  Why exercise is probably the greatest anti-aging tool Metformin and rapamycin: do they work? Human age potential Heritability vs. epigenetics  Links Morgan Levine's Book ABOUT OUR GUEST Morgan Levine was an Assistant Professor in the department of Pathology at Yale University. She now works with Altos Labs, where she leads a research group on bioinformatics, cellular biology, and biostatistics. She is the author of, True Age: Cutting-Edge Research to Help Turn Back the Clock. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    529: Living with Addiction with Dr. Cali Estes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 37:59


    When you hear the word addict, it may conjure up images of alcoholics stumbling out of bars late at night, or of bleary eyed celebrities being admitted to rehab. But addiction comes in many forms and nowadays includes a whole new set of vices, such as online gaming, pornography and even social media. If addiction is now defined as any compulsive behavior that starts to impede your life in significant ways, it's likely that many of us may need to take a long hard look in the mirror.   Listen and learn: How to know whether you're addicted to something Why many therapists have troubled backgrounds The difference between therapy and coaching Realistic suggestions for overcoming addiction and addictive behaviors  Learn More Cali's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Cali Estes Ph.D is an addiction therapist, recovery coach, yoga and pilates teacher. She is the author of a number of books including, I Married a Junkie. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    528: How to Banish Productivity Guilt with Madeleine Dore

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 46:57


    I'm a productivity junkie in recovery. I've read just about every productivity and habit change book you can think of. From time blocking and “inbox zero”, to nootropics, I've tried almost everything. And while I've certainly learned many tactics, I've also learned that most things don't last. We all need to find what works for us individually; and maybe accept that we are not, or at least don't have to be, so productive all the time.  In a quest to boost her own productivity, my guest on this week's podcast discovered that the secret is to reframe and redefine it altogether.  Listen and learn: How all types of creativity can be a form of productivity How not to succumb to the comparison trap and find what works for you Whether joy and ease motivate you, or fear and pain What's behind this increased focus on achieving productivity Links Madeleine's Website ABOUT OUR GUEST Madeleine Dore spent five years researching how creative people organize their lives through her popular blog, Extraordinary Routines, and her podcast, Routines & Ruts. The lessons culminated in her first book, I Didn't Do The Thing Today. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    527: How to Set Boundaries with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 43:48


    Overwork and overwhelm are huge problems in today's society, yet they are highly revered in many cultures. From the story of Elon Musk sleeping in the Tesla factory, to the parents so committed to their children they haven't had a night out in three years. We shake our heads in dismay when we hear them, but smile in admiration at the same time. Why? Because finding balance is an issue many of us struggle with.  On this week's podcast, we meet a medical doctor and mother of four who found herself consumed by burnout, overwhelm, disappointment, and isolation. She made a huge change in her own life and now writes, speaks, and coaches women to set boundaries and find balance in theirs.  Listen and learn: How your personality and who you are, is often largely determined by age 14 Why medical doctors have the highest suicide rate of any profession How to avoid falling into the trap of martyrdom Masculine vs. feminine boundaries and the best recharge strategies  Links Dr. Shillcut's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Sasha Shillcutt is a physician, researcher, speaker, and author. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles. She's also the author of two books: Between Grit & Grace and her new title, Brave Boundaries.  Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    526: Fascia, Pain & Recovery with Douglas Bertram

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 42:08


    Our own bodies are a source of infinite learning and mystery. Most of us are familiar with our skin, our hair, muscles, and teeth; but did you know that you have an internal latticework of connective tissues called fascia, that give shape and structure to what would otherwise be a bloody ball of soft serve? Unlike many tissues in the body with a distinct beginning and end, fascial sheaths are often long, complex, and can span the entire length of the body. Even more interesting, fascia is loaded with sensors and nerve endings. It is smart tissue that can serve us well or cause pain, discomfort and injury. On this week's podcast, we'll explore this fascinating tissue from a health and healing perspective.  Listen and learn: How fascial adhesion and contraction can result from stress How your abdominal fascia is linked to fascia in your quadriceps  Passive versus active therapies The importance of organized scar tissue while healing   Link Structural Elements ABOUT OUR GUEST Douglas Bertram has a background in massage therapy, orthopedics, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and sport injuries. He is the founder of orthopedic wellness clinic Structural Elements. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    525: Can You Slow Down Skin Aging? with Dr. Shyamalar Gunatheesan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 27:36


    If you walk into any pharmacy, the anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anti-cellulite creams and potions are everywhere. But does any of this stuff actually work? Most products are simply marketing gimmicks, but there are simple lifestyle measures you can implement to improve your skin health and reduce the speed at which it ages. On this week's podcast, we meet a dermatologist focused on slowing down the skin aging process.  Learn How the food you eat and your gut bacteria influence your skin The role of epigenetics in skin health How vitamin A and retinol can help regenerate collagen The truth about lasers and other treatments Link ODE Dermatology ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Shyamalar Gunatheesan is a dermatologist that specializes in skin disorders, hair loss, and nail abnormalities. She is the founder of ODE dermatology in Australia. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    524: A Pain-Free Future with Vinny Crispino

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 46:14


    We all experience aches and pains at times, sometimes even serious injuries. But what happens when your pain doesn't go away for months, years, or even a decade or more? What happens when you're dependent on painkillers to get through the day and you begin to alter your life because of it? Our guest on this week's podcast is corrective exercise specialist, Vinny Crispino, who broke his back surfing one day and began a 10 year healing journey.  Listen and learn: How painkiller addiction can happen to almost anyone Why you must take full responsibility for your own healing journey The importance of full body movement, not just focusing on the area of pain itself The value of corrective exercises   Links Pain Academy ABOUT OUR GUEST Vinny is the founder of Pain Academy. His work focuses on helping people learn to move better, live better, and overcome pain for good.  Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com

    523: Finding Peak Performance with Wylie McGraw

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 42:42


    It's hard enough to figure out what you really want to accomplish in a year, let alone in your lifetime, and once you do figure it out, how do you actually show up as the best version of yourself? Personal growth and development often feels like a smile-or-die race to accumulate accolades when most of us are not always smiling and are not even necessarily motivated by external validation. And yet, we continue to strive to become our peak selves. Our guest on this week's podcast is a former bull rider and combat veteran who now works with high performers to help them reach their best.  Listen and learn: The importance of being “coachable” in order to succeed What bull riding can teach you about being present How to accept reality rather than deflect responsibility  Links Wylie Website ABOUT OUR GUEST Wylie McGraw is a former bull rider, baseball pitcher, and combat veteran. He now teaches peak performance. Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    522: Women's Hormonal Health with Dr. Anna Cabeca

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 35:34


    At what age should we consider hormone replacement therapy? Why is PCOS so common? Why is it that women often struggle with ketogenic diets more than men? Our hormones play such an important role in how we look and feel, but most of us are unsure how to optimize them or what ‘normal' hormonal balance feels like. Medical doctor Anna Cabeca is our guest on this week's podcast to help us make sense of the endocrine system and understand our hormones better.   Listen and learn: How to support rather than suppress menopause Why coffee can jack up your blood sugar levels How women should approach ketogenic diets What urine PH can tell you about your diet and stress levels Links Dr. Anna's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Anna Cabeca is a menopause and sexual health expert and speaker. She is a triple board-certified OB-GYN, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine doctor. Her books include: The Hormone Fix, Keto-Green 16, and MenuPause. Nutritional Tip of the Week Reactive hypoglycemia Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    521: Could a 12-hour walk change your life? with Colin O'Brady

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 43:37


    Ever felt stuck in a rut with your job, your relationship, or maybe even the city you're living in? You know what you're doing isn't what you want, but you're unsure how to break your current pattern? It's fun to think that anything is possible, but at certain phases of life, that's just not true. On this week's podcast, author and renowned explorer, Colin O'Brady, reveals how the simple act of taking a twelve hour walk alone, can help you to find peace, clarity and the mental space to help you re-evaluate your life's possibilities. I love the idea, I'm going to do this here in Barcelona. I hope you join me from wherever you are in the world.  Listen and learn: How losing five friends on K2 mountain impacted Colin's own life How to break through limiting beliefs Why physical accomplishments can often lead to mental breakthroughs The importance of mindset How one 12-hour walk could help you live your best life LINKS Colin's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Colin O'Brady is a 10x world-record-holding explorer, endurance athlete, speaker and author. His first book is called The Impossible First, and his new book, The 12-Hour Walk comes out soon. Nutritional Tip of the Week Palm oil Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes  

    520: Finding Focus with Michael Balchan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 37:47


    What does it mean to live your best life? What does it mean to self-actualize? It's easy to fall into the trap of chasing status, titles, or physical property; but isn't what really matters to you based more on your values? If so, your best life could be much closer than it seems. On this week's podcast, we'll explore personal and professional growth with coach Michael Balchan.  Listen and learn: Why top performers have coaches The importance of stacking wins Celebrating success each step of the way How traction is the opposite of distraction How to outsmart our worst habits and become the best version of ourselves Links Heroic ABOUT OUR GUEST Michael Balchan is Head Coach and Chief of Staff of Heroic. He's a Harvard-trained behavioral economist and psychologist, who spent almost a decade in finance before becoming a sought-after performance coach to executives and leadership teams. Nutritional Tip of the Week Cinnamon for blood sugar Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    519: Middle Age Fitness & Beyond with Anthony Balduzzi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 42:50


    Have you noticed many leading voices in the fitness industry are single and are able to spend 2-3 hours per day working out? No matter how organized you are, if you have kids and a career (that isn't fitness-related), most people struggle to find even an hour a day for themselves. Rather than ignore the very real time constraints of midlife, my guest on this week's podcast has created a solution built around systems.  Listen and learn: Why walking can be an ideal starting point for many people The power of routinizing one or even two meals daily How planning and preparation can make all the difference Why you should avoid extremes  Links Fit Father Project ABOUT OUR GUEST Anthony Balduzzi is the founder of the Fit Father Project. He helps busy fathers lose weight and build muscle to stay healthy for their families. Nutritional Tip of the Week Fermented food and belly Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    518: If Your Mouth Could Talk with Dr Kami Hoss

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 35:39


    Periodontal disease is correlated with just about every type of illness and disease. Sometimes it's a canary in the coal mine for something wrong, but sometimes, it can even be the source of the problem. While many people dismiss dental care as only an aesthetic concern, straight, healthy teeth and a broad palate help with breathing, sleep and even digestion. My guest on this week's podcast shares his academic and clinical experiences helping people improve their smiles as a means to improving their health.  Listen and learn: Why fluoride can be great for teeth, but should not be ingested The benefits of hydroxyapatite as an alternative to fluoride How the billions of microbes in your mouth play a crucial role in digestion The benefits of xylitol in dental care products  Links The Mouth Book ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr Kami Hoss is on the board of counselors at UCLA School of Dentistry, and he is the Chairman of the Board, at Howard Healthcare Academy. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, FOX, NPR, and CBS. His book is called, If Your Mouth Could Talk. Nutritional Tip of the Week Stale Spices Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    517: Finding Fitness Not Fanaticism with Mike Nelson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 34:34


    Most of us overestimate what we can accomplish in a year and underestimate what we can accomplish in the next five years. With health and fitness, most of us focus so much on the short term that we don't allow ourselves the space to make lasting change. On this week's podcast, we'll discuss finding fitness, not fanaticism, by focusing on doing things you enjoy to achieve sustainable long-term results.  Listen and learn: How negative self talk, even subtle negativity, can undermine your success How to be fiercely consistent in your plan Why it's important to fail forward How it can take a full two years to change into a ‘lifelong exerciser'  Links Mike's Website ABOUT OUR GUEST Mike T. Nelson has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology. He's an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He teaches something called the Flex Diet and hosts a podcast by the same name.  Nutritional Tip of the Week Adults Acne Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    516: High Performance Life with Marc Bubbs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 39:01


    When it comes to health and fitness, one of the biggest challenges in the digital age is information overload. Whether you're excited about running or cycling, ketogenic diets or intermittent fasting, you can get so far lost down a rabbit hole of research that you never manage to actually get started. On this week's podcast we meet Marc Bubbs, a coach and nutritionist, who helps pro athletes and people from all walks of life in middle age and beyond set appropriate targets and reasonable goals to achieve above average fitness.  Listen and learn: Why most of us consume 40% of our calories after 6pm The risk of non-functional overload (do we mean overtraining?) How just 10 sets of exercises per body part per week can make a huge difference Why consuming 1.2g of protein per kg of body weight can be a game changer     Links Marc Bubbs Website ABOUT OUR GUEST Marc Bubbs is the Director of Performance Nutrition for Canada Basketball and consultant performance nutritionist for Olympic athletes. He's the author of Peak: The New Science of Performance and Peak 40. Nutritional Tip of the Week How much protein Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    515: How To Handle Diabetes with Dr. Mark Heyman

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 35:02


    You've no-doubt had a period of time in your life where your health was the first thing you thought of when you woke up, and the last thing on your mind before bed. Perhaps you had a virus, a severe injury, or even a serious disease like cancer, and your health suddenly dominated your life. For diabetics, this is a lifelong struggle - both physically and mentally. On this week's podcast we meet Dr Mark, a psychologist who helps people find peace and balance despite the imposition caused by long-term health challenges on their lives.  Listen and learn: How diabetics have to make up to 180 decisions a day How diabetes can lead to relationship stress The highs and lows people experience throughout the day The financial worries and health insurance insecurities associated with long-term conditions like diabetes How people living with diabetes can find balance in their lives Links Dr Mark's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Mark Heyman (Dr. Mark) is a diabetes psychologist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). He has lived with Type I diabetes for over twenty years and is the author of Diabetes Sucks and You Can Handle It. Nutritional Tip of the Week Clean Your Veggies Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    514: Risks of Mental Health Misdiagnosis with Sarah Fay

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 41:19


    For an elementary school student with severe ADHD, who's at risk of getting expelled for behavior problems, a proper mental health diagnosis can mean the difference between success or failure with traditional education. In situations like these, we can all understand and appreciate the importance of a medical diagnosis.  But what about the rest of us? What if you're depressed after two years of COVID lockdowns, socially isolated, and feeling lost with your career and life? What if you're getting anxiety at the grocery store or struggling to make friends in a new city? You might currently have five of nine symptoms required for a mental health diagnosis as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), but will that diagnosis actually help or hurt you?  Sarah Fay, my guest on this week's podcast, has been formally diagnosed with six different conditions ranging from anorexia to generalized anxiety disorder; and based on her research, believes that most labeling practices do more harm than good.  Listen and learn: Why many children are receiving mental health diagnoses from general practitioners, not psychiatrists How a mental health label can turn into an identity Differentiating between situational vs. chronic mental health problems Links Sarah's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Sarah Fay is an author and activist. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, The New Republic, The Michigan Quarterly Review and more. She is on faculty in the English department at Northwestern University. Her new book is called, Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses. Nutritional Tip of the Week When to Eat Chocolate Cake Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    513: Lasting Change: Eating & Exercise with Michelle Segar

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 39:09


    New habit formation is so challenging. Not only do most of us struggle to establish new routines, we often rebel against our own best interest and go in the other direction. When we fall off a new diet regime, we then feast on junk food. When we slip up and have a drink during ‘dry January,' we then proceed to have five more. This rebellious self-sabotaging behavior isn't unique and psychologists have studied it extensively.  On this week's podcast, we meet psychologist, Michelle Segar, who suggests that the solution to making healthy lifestyle changes a long-lasting habit is to focus on making smaller strides toward your goal. It's a refreshing approach to all or nothing thinking that dooms most of us to failure.  Learn Why reactance behavior often drives us to rebel against rules and restrictions How CHAOS (Confusion, Hubbub and Order) can make sticking to new health habits more difficult Why it's important to change your internal dialogue  Links Michelle's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Michelle is a researcher at the University of Michigan who's spent nearly thirty years studying how to help people adopt healthy behaviors. She has a doctorate in Psychology (PhD), a master's in Health Behavior/Health Education (MPH), and a master's degree in Kinesiology (MS). Her first book is called No Sweat, and her new book is called The Joy Choice. Nutritional Tip of the Week Green Tea for Weight Loss Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes 

    512: Special Episode: Questions Show with Lucas Rockwood

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 36:47


    Is yoga enough for real fitness? Is there such a thing as non-religious meditations? What do you do if your chiropractor tells you your spine is misaligned? Lucas Rockwood fields common questions from listeners on this week's special podcast episode. Learn Barefoot shoes transition Walking backwards for your knees Making sense of conflicting nutrition information Sciatic nerve pain management  ABOUT LUCAS ROCKWOOD Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher, trainer, and serial entrepreneur. He's been hosting this podcast for over a decade. Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes  

    511: Is Now the Best of Times? with Lucas Rockwood

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 21:19


    Haven you heard that environmental collapse is going to end life on earth in just 8 years? Do you think that World War III is looming? Are robots going to take over while we humans fight over NFTs in the metaverse? As absurd as all this sounds, these conversations take center stage despite the world's rapid race toward a truly remarkable future of growth and progress.  On this week's podcast, I'll share with you my thoughts on why now might just be the best of times, despite its glaring tragedies, and the real risk might be our propensity for catastrophic thinking.  Did you know that there are 35% more calories per person, worldwide, just in my lifetime?  Did you know that both North America and Europe are undergoing reforestation not deforestation?  Is it possible that falling birth rates are a bigger problem than overpopulation?  Did you know that HIV/AIDs is rapidly decreasing, there's a prophylactic pill, and even a potential cure? Links HumanProgress.org Steven Pinker's Site Rational Optimist Book Ten Global Trends Book ABOUT OUR GUEST Lucas Rockwod is a yoga teacher, trainer, father, and serial entrepreneur. This podcast is a passion project of health, wellness, personal growth and development featuring leading thinkers in their fields.  Nutritional Tip of the Week Cannot Swallow Pills Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes  

    510: Fitness After 40 with Mark Lewis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 49:42


    Most anti-aging techniques are dubious at best. The hard truth is we're all getting older, but at the same time, most people can quite literally get fitter every year for a decade or more. For non-athletes, the path toward fitness in your 30s, 40s, or 50s and beyond is incredibly rewarding because you can easily outperform your younger self. On this week's podcast, you'll meet an out-of-shape offer worker who slowly but predictably transformed his body and life.  Links Mark's Site Mark's YouTube Listen & Learn How most people can get in better shape, year-on-year for a decade (or more) Why midlife (and beyond) health is so important How to start running lamppost to lamppost How much time you need to dedicate daily ABOUT OUR GUEST Mark Lewis is a health and fitness vlogger who completely transformed his health later in life. Nutritional Tip of the Week Beans and Farts Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes 

    509: Your Brain on Food with Dr. Uma Naidoo

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 37:04


    You know that feeling when you order food that looks great but makes you feel like crap? Maybe it's deep fried or sugar-ladden. It tastes great, but an hour later, you regret it. Now what if that happens once a week, once a day, or multiple times a day for years?  Obviously, your physical health can suffer, but your mental health can too. On this week's podcast, you'll meet a nutritional psychiatrist who is a thought leader on the mental health and nutrition connection.  Listen and learn: How turmeric plus black pepper makes the curcumin 20x more bioavailable Only 10% of the USA population eats enough fresh produce daily Prebiotic vs. probiotics Psycho-social aspect of foods and how that impacts your mental health  Links Dr. Naidoo's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. UMA Naidoo is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Her book is called, This Is Your Brain On Food. Nutritional Tip of the Week Curcumin Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes   

    508: The Science of Sleep with Devin Burke

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 40:23


    Most people get an average of six-and-a-half hours of sleep each night while needing seven to nine hours. This chronic, endemic sleep deprivation contributes to hormonal imbalances, car accidents, and increased susceptibility to chronic illnesses. Even knowing this, we watch one more episode of our favorite series, stay up to empty our email inboxes, or toss and turn with anxiety until 2:00 am. Is there any way out of this trap? Our guest on this week's podcast is a sleep expert and shares his best ideas.  Listen & Learn Three hour gap between dinner and bed Two hour gap between work and bed One hour work between screens and sleep Sleep debt: truth or fiction? How to combat lifestyle jetlag  Links Devin's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Devin Burke is an author, TEDx speaker, sleep coach and founder of Sleep Science Academy. He was named one of the “Top 25 Health Coaches in America.” Nutritional Tip of the Week Huel Drink Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes 

    507: Revive Your Hormones with Sonya Jensen

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 44:07


    Hormones affect your attention, libido, fertility, and lean muscle mass. So much of how we experience the world is determined by these complex chemicals sloshing around inside us–and they are under attack! High stress lifestyles, high carbohydrate diets, and endocrine disrupting toxins threaten to throw us off balance every day. This week's podcast guest will help you think strategically about how to find balance.  You'll learn: Why negative thinking / shadow work can be helpful for finding motivation The importance of the adrenal glands Why high cortisol can trigger a chain reaction Risk vs reward of birth control  Links Sonya's Website ABOUT OUR GUEST Sonya is a naturopath, mother, author, yoga teacher, and podcaster. Her book is called, Woman Unleashed: Release Your Story, Revive Your Hormones & Reclaim Your Freedom Nutritional Tip of the Week calorie counting Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes 

    506: Eat to Beat Depression with Dr. Drew Ramsey

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 40:57


    280 million people have depression worldwide, and 700,000 people will die of suicide this year. The problem is getting worse, not better, and while mental health awareness is at an all time high, conversations about the role nutrition plays is all but absent. On this week's podcast, psychiatrist Drew Ramsey helps us rethink our mental health from a food choice perspective.  Learn How to boost BDNF and why it matters Seafood, beans, nuts and grees, dark chocolate Catch-22 of bad food choices when you feel bad How to rediscover and explore food  Links Dr. Drew's Site ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Drew Ramsey is a psychiatrist, speaker and author. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He founded the Brain Food Clinic in New York City. He's had TEDx talks, a video series with Big Think, and the BBC documentary Food on the Brain. He is the author of three books including, Eat to Beat Depression & Anxiety.  Nutritional Tip of the Week Best Protein for Environment & Body Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes 

    505: Genius Foods with Max Lugavere

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 41:35


    How do you navigate the challenges of optimal nutrition while simultaneously considering budget, ethics, and the environment? Grass-fed beef might be a nutritional powerhouse, but how can we justify the environmental and ethical challenges of raising such large, inefficient ruminant animals when other alternatives are available?  My guest on this week's podcast is a moderate voice of reason, health food advocate, and best-selling author.  Listen & Learn What carnivore's get wrong How to avoid food ideology and find what works for you Why your own optimal health has to be your first priority The future of food?  Links Max's Website ABOUT OUR GUEST Max is a best-selling author of Genius Foods, Genius Kitchen and Genius Life.  Nutritional Tip of the Week Honey Before Bed Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes 

    504: Hyperbaric Medicine with Dr. Scott Sherr

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 38:14


    Hyperbaric chambers use pressure, and in some cases concentrated oxygen, to treat a wide variety of injuries and ailments. You've no doubt heard of high-level athletes using these treatments to speed up recovery, but you might not realize hyperbaric therapy is approved for 14+ medical conditions.  On this week's podcast, we'll explore the safe and simple use of pressurized therapy for reduced inflammation, oxygenation of plasma, fighting off infections, and more.  Listen and learn:  How pressure increases oxygen-rich plasma for health and healing How pressure vasoconstricts and reduce inflammation Angiogenesis effects (new blood vessel formation) Appropriate use and pressure levels based on treatments Risks, rewards, and unknowns in regards to long-term use Links Dr. Sherr's website  ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Scott Sherr is the director of Integrative Hyperbaric Medicine and Heath Optimization at Hyperbaric Medical Solutions where he develops personalized treatment plans for patients.  Nutritional Tip of the Week Best Breakfast Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes 

    503: No More Crash & Burn Diets with Susan Peirce Thompson PhD

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 51:14


    Food is so much more than energy. It's culture, tradition, family, comfort, indulgence, guilt, and pleasure all in one. To add to the complexity, certain foods are even addicting. Today, food abundance is the norm and food costs have dropped lower than any time (relatively speaking) in recorded history. With that in mind, is it any wonder we're struggling with weight gain, cravings and food addiction? My guest on this week's podcast is a recovered expert in the psychology of eating.  Learn How food can be harder to “quit” than crack cocaine Why you must have a system to succeed long term How addiction manifests differently for different people  How to navigate the forever-conflicted information on diets  Links Susan's SiteABOUT OUR GUEST Susan Peirce Thompson PhD is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Rochester. She's an expert in the psychology of eating. She is the founder of Bright Line Eating Solutions and the author of a number of books under the same name. Nutritional Tip of the Week Juicing Too Much Sugar Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes 

    502: Ideal Diet for Your Genetics with Dr. Yael Joffe

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 46:15


    What if your genetic code could tell you what form of exercise would be best for you, based on your ability to build muscle, endure physical stress, and recover? What if you knew which foods would be best-suited to your unique genetics? This is the future of individualized medicine, and according to my guest on this week's show, it's not far off. Learn How your genetics could inform your food choices What your genetics can tell you about your collagen and muscle potential  Epigenetic triggers of food and lifestyle  Links  Dr. Joffe's Site ABOUT OUR GUESTYael Joffe has a Ph.D. in Nutrigenomics and is the Chief Science Officer of 3x4 Genetics, a leading genetic testing company.  Nutritional Tip of the Week CBD for Omega 3 Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes 

    501: Harness the Voice in Your Head with Ethan Kross

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 37:42


    We speak an estimated 50,000 words to ourselves, in our head, every single day. That's the same amount of information as you'd find in most paperback books. We have positive, negative, and instructive self talk; but for many of us, the negative takes center stage. It might be anxiety over an uncertain future or ruminations about regrets and pains from the past. Either way, when the voice in your head dominates, it's very hard to get anything done, much less enjoy the process. My guest on this week's show is a psychologist whose work is focused on understanding and helping us to harness what he calls, chatter. Learn  How to distance yourself from your inner dialogue   How beauty, awe and experiences can get us out of our head The value of ritual  Why venting with others doesn't always help Links Ethan's Website  ABOUT OUR GUEST  Ethan Kross is a doctor of psychology whose work focuses on controlling the conscious mind. He founded the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory in 2008, and his work has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and numerous other peer-reviewed journals. His book is called, Chatter, The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It. Nutritional Tip of the Week Caffeine and Yoga Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes 

    500: Can Meat Fix Your Heart with Dr. Philip Ovadia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 38:01


    It's hard enough to navigate our modern food system if your goal is general health, but what if you're trying to prevent or reverse heart disease? What if you have early warning signs like elevated triglycerides or high blood pressure? Open one book, and the recommendation is to eat nothing but whole grains and fruits. Open the next book, and you'll be told to give up all grains and sugars. Who is right? Who can you trust? Our guest on this week's show is a cardiac surgeon, and he eats almost exclusively meat.

    499: The Truth about PTSD with Dr. Michael S. Scheeringa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 40:46


    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder first appeared in the DSM-3 in 1980, and was clinically defined as exposure to an actual or threat of death, serious injury, or sexual violence. Today, clinicians and pop health proponents have expanded the definition broadly, without supporting research, and the result is a catch-all term used to describe any past stress. Labeling mental health challenges is crucial for research, funding, and appropriate treatment, so on this week's show, you'll meet a doctor and researcher who will help us understand trauma based on science. Learn Toxic stress theory and misunderstandings Why complex PTSD is not based on research How to advocate for your children or yourself if you have PTSD MDMA and psilocybin treatment options - the future?  Links Michael's website  ABOUT OUR GUESTDr. Scheeringa is a practicing clinician and the principal investigator on five large, federally-funded research projects on PTSD in children and adolescents. He's the author of, They'll Never Be the Same: A Parent's Guide to PTSD in Youth and a new book, The Trouble with Trauma. Nutritional Tip of the Week Pig Fat or Beef Fat Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    498: Breaking Food Addiction with Dr. Vera Tarman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 40:28


    People often say things like, “I'm addicted to chocolate” or “I can't live without ice cream.” And sometimes it's true. Modern food is processed, packaged and concentrated in ways that light up our dopamine and endorphin receptors just like drugs; and yes, psychological and physiological addictions are very common. If you're addicted to cigarettes, the clear solution is to stop. That's not easy, but at least the goal is clear. If you're addicted to food, you have to learn to manage your addiction, and this is why it can be such a challenge to overcome. On this week's podcast, you'll meet a medical doctor and recovered food addict herself. Learn How food addiction can affect people of normal weight too  When have your food habits turned into an addiction?  Sweet vs. savory, men vs. women, breaking the cycle  Why cheat days are impossible for addicts How to quit some food, but eat freely with others  Links Dr Tarman's SiteABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Tarman is a food addiction expert, who writes, speaks and treats people who suffer from sugar addiction, food addiction, and who seek food recovery. She is the author of Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction, and Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction. Nutritional Tip of the Week Gas BBQ Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    497: Wearable Tech - Measure, Track, Improve with Rob ter Horst

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 45:04


    Expensive watches have been a status symbol for centuries, but now, weird-looking bands have replaced the bingy Rolexes. Instead of signaling wealth, these new gizmos signal a keen interest and commitment to health. Welcome to the world of wearable health tech. On a basic level, you can track your daily steps and your heart rate. More advanced devices can track respiratory rate, HRV, body temperature, and even blood oxygen levels. Wearable health tech has made huge strides forward recently, and many consumer devices can now hold their own with clinical-grade equipment. My guest on this week's show is a quantified scientist who will help us learn to measure, track and improve our health.  Learn Best health tracker for under $100 Best health tracker if money is not an issue  Best sleep tracking device What we really know about the microbiome Weekly brain MRI's LinksRob's Website Rob's YouTube Channel ABOUT OUR GUESTRob ter Horst is a postdoctoral researcher who studies the immune system using bioinformatics which includes machine learning and statistics. Rob is neck deep in the quantified self movement. He measures and tracks everything in his life, a laborious task that demands 11 hours a week and includes a weekly brain MRI, sleep EEG and gut microbiome composition tests. ​  Nutritional Tip of the Week Calorie Counting Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    496: Mindful Intimacy with Jessica Graham

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 39:25


    Mindfulness gets bundled with everything from golf to gardening these days, but one place it might make the most sense is often overlooked: intimacy. For meaning, connection, and even anatomical functioning, mindful practices can make a huge difference. On this week's show, you'll meet author and coach, Jessica Graham. Resources Jessica's Website ABOUT OUR GUEST Jessica is a meditation teacher, sex, relationship, and spiritual guide for couples and individuals. She also works with grief and trauma. Her book is called Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out.  Nutritional Tip of the Week Spicy food Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    495: Swole Planet with Ryan Andrews

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 40:54


    Imagine you are in charge of the weekly grocery shopping for a family of four, and each week, you get a new assignment. Week one, you're asked to buy the healthiest possible food for your family. Week two, you're asked to choose foods that are healthiest for the planet. Week three, you're asking to choose foods produced fairly, meaning the workers and employees in the supply chain are treated well. Week four, you're asked to do all three previous challenges at once: health, environment, fair trade. Could you do it? I couldn't. On this week's podcast, you'll meet an author attempting to find a solution to this seemingly impossible yet crucial goal of our food system. Learn: 5 thing you can do to make a change Nutrition for you Health for the planet Fair trade for workers A way forward   Links Ryan's Website   ABOUT OUR GUEST   Ryan was a competitive bodybuilder for five years. He has an undergraduate degree in exercise science and completed postgraduate work in nutrition and exercise physiology. He's also a yoga teacher and has been working with clients for decades.  Nutritional Tip of the Week Spicy food Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

    494: Onions, Inflation & Family Farms with Shay Myers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 43:16


    When most people think about a family farm, they think of a wooden house in the middle of a field with a few chickens, a couple of cows, and some corn and tomatoes growing. These days, that is more likely a  “hobby farm” since almost all commercially viable farms, including family-run operations, are high tech, sizable, and are extremely productive. They have to be to survive.  On this week's podcast, you'll meet a multi-generational farmer who will help us all better understand where our food comes from, the complexity of supply chains, and the challenges of survival as inflation sets in.  Learn Why growers earn just pennies per piece of product (like an onion)  How rising freight costs will affect all our food budgets soon Why it's impossible to start a family farm from scratch today The scale, scope and future of agribusiness  Links Shay's Tiktok Owyhee Foods ABOUT OUR GUEST Shay is the CEO of Owyhee family onion business. He's a farmer, entrepreneur, and content creator sharing with his followers the behind-the-scenes from the USA agricultural business.  Like the Show? Leave us a Review on iTunes

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