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Jesse Chappus has in-depth conversations with health and wellness leaders from around the world. Topics include lifestyle, nutrition, fitness, self-help, sleep, meditation, spirituality and so much more. Tune in weekly to take your health to the next level!

Jesse Chappus


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    443: Dr. Alejandro Junger on How to Control Your Thoughts & End Your Suffering

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 69:20

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/dralejandrojunger443 Dr. Alejandro Junger (IG: @dralejandrojunger) is an LA-based cardiologist, founder and medical director of the Clean Program and bestselling author of Clean and Clean 7. He is an expert in gut health & nutrition and incorporates functional medicine with Ayurveda. In this episode, we discuss: Traveling nourishes you in a different kind of way Global warming is a symptom of toxicity How the detoxification system in the body works Eating food-like products leaves you with nutritional deficiencies Everybody's diet is different Why Alejandro chose to stop taking medications and look for different solutions How thoughts trigger your unconscious mind Redirecting your attention to the present Using plant medicine as a tool for healing Alejandro's experience with holotropic breathing The state of enlightenment Chemical toxins we're exposed to daily Drink clean water to help eliminate toxins How toxins are linked to the obesity epidemic The 5 big groups that hinder detoxification Regular coffee is loaded with toxic chemicals Enjoying tulsi (holy basil)... the sacred herb Show sponsors: Beekeeper's Naturals

    442: Dr. Valter Longo on How to Get All the Health Benefits of Fasting Without the Hunger

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 91:04

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drvalterlongo442 Dr. Valter Longo (IG: @prof_valterlongo) has thirty years of experience in the field of longevity and healthy eating. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Longevity Diet. In 2018, TIME Magazine named Valter as one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a way to improve health and prevent disease. In this episode, we discuss: Born & raised in Italy and moving to the US at age 16 Being in the military taught discipline and leadership Transitioning from studying jazz to getting a Ph.D. in biology Fasting and the effects on human health Studying yeast bacteria and starving organisms The chronological lifespan of yeast The fundamental property of cancer cells Shielding healthy cells through fasting The fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) and chemotherapy Hormone therapy and high-dose vitamin C Defining the fasting-mimicking diet Water fasting versus the 5-day fasting-mimicking diet How often should you use the ProLon fasting-mimicking kit? Incorporating fasting into chemotherapy protocols Timing and fasting: why you need to work with a healthcare team When should a doctor practice compassionate use? The benefits of using the FMD for preventive health Valter's thoughts on intermittent fasting The 5 pillars of longevity Insulin growth factor (IGF) decreases as you age Consume foods your grandparents ate Should you eliminate gluten? Research studies about caffeine and Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Cutting out salt, sugar, and starches Supplement recommendations on the longevity diet Exercising 150 minutes a week No exercise during the 5-day FMD Comparing the longevity diet to the Mediterranean diet What is the potential lifespan of a human being? The genetics of aging Revolutionizing the health span of an individual Show sponsors: AquaOmega

    441: Too Much Comfort Is Destroying Your Health & What to Do About It | Michael Easter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 88:55

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/michaeleaster441 Michael Easter (IG: @michael_easter) is the author of The Comfort Crisis, a contributing editor at Men's Health magazine, columnist for Outside magazine, and professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). His work has appeared in more than 60 countries and can also be found in Men's Journal, Vice, Scientific American, Esquire, and others. In this episode, we discuss: The evolution of The Comfort Crisis Time spent outdoors has great mental health benefits Michael's 33-day Alaskan backcountry hunting trip Boredom tells us to go do something different The nature pyramid The feeling of hunting for the 1st time The unforgiving weather conditions in the Arctic tundra Understanding for one thing to live, another has to die How do other cultures view death? Traveling to Bhutan to learn the secret to happiness The cosmic calendar concept Death used to be more intimate Rites of passage What is a misogi? The discomfort of failure The benefits of accomplishing a misogi Experiencing periods of hunger Expanding your comfort zones makes your life better Practicing gratitude gives you perspective Working for your food The big difference between loneliness and solitude Block off time every day for solitude Balancing screen time Show sponsors: Organifi

    440: Tony Horton Shares His Secrets for Losing Weight and Getting in the Best Shape of Your Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 104:26

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/tonyhorton440 Tony Horton (IG: @tonyshorton) is the wildly popular creator of the most successful fitness program in America, P90X. He is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books Bring It!, Crush It! and The Big Picture. Tony's appeared on countless television programs as a fitness and lifestyle expert to promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition. In line with his new fitness concept, Power Nation, Tony's newest creation is his brand new supplement line, Power Life, aimed at supporting people's health through proper nutrition. In this episode, we discuss: Tony's early days as a kid being bullied with a speech impediment Forming friendships in high school that last a lifetime The weight lifting course in college that changed his life Diet is as critical as exercise Transitioning from a pescatarian to mostly vegan diet Stress is a trigger for Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Eating inflammatory foods leads to leaky gut What is bilateral vestibular hypofunction? The new program Power of Four integrates mindfulness and meditation Tony's vegan, his wife is paleo/keto... how they make it work in the kitchen Practicing the 5.5 breathing technique Yoga is perfect if you want to stay young and healthy Recovery phase options after intense exercise How Tony evolved his fitness routine over the years The glass is half full... your mindset matters Focus on living in the present moment A less stressful and more optimistic way to approach life The coaches & mentors that impacted Tony Personal development books help improve who you are Tales from a celebrity personal trainer The success of P90X Financial lessons Tony's learned along the way Married life with Shawna My purpose for getting healthy Workout at least 22 days per month Show sponsors: LMNT

    439: Eat This Way to Reduce Inflammation & Improve Your Chronic Health Condition | Jessica Murnane

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 80:08

    Jessica Murnane (IG: @jessicamurnane) is an author, speaker, and creative consultant. She has written two books - the cookbook One Part Plant: A Simple Guide To Eating Real One Meal At A Time and Know Your Endo: An Empowering Guide To Health + Hope With Endometriosis. Jessica is a sought-after speaker and host that's spoken at Apple, SXSW, and Wanderlust, among others. She has contributed to or appeared in several magazines and websites including Bon Appétit, Goop, Shape Magazine, and mindbodygreen. In this episode, we discuss: What is endometriosis (endo)? Jessica's long road to getting a diagnosis Bringing awareness to people suffering with endo The mental health aspect of dealing with a chronic illness Pushing through the pain Understanding genetic factors vs. lifestyle factors for endo The conventional medicine approach to endo Birth control pills can negatively affect mental health How endo impacts all aspects of life & relationships Tips for supporting your partner with their endo Dietary & lifestyle changes can reduce inflammation Seeing countless doctors over the years for various symptoms Transitioning to a plant-based diet for healing Feeling better physically & mentally after years of suffering Having an open mind to wellness practices Connecting joy with movement Foam rolling is an incredible tool for people with chronic pain Rebounders are great for your lymphatic system Your endo diet is unique to you How to get your family & friends to embrace your dietary changes Jessica's thoughts on supplements & endo Using cannabis for chronic pain The 2 different types of surgery for endometriosis Mindful walking is a stress management tool Preparing for menopause Practicing self-compassion helps you calm down The reality of living with endo Endometriosis awareness is so critical Show sponsors: Paleovalley

    438: Start Breathing Through Your Nose to Completely Transform Your Health | Patrick McKeown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 100:23


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/patrickmckeown438 Patrick McKeown (IG: @buteykoclinic) is an international breathing expert and author. Since 2002, he has worked with thousands of clients, including elite military special forces, Olympic coaches and athletes. Atomic Focus, The Breathing Cure and The Oxygen Advantage are Patrick's latest books. In this episode, we discuss: The biggest factors that negatively impact our breathing Sleep disordered breathing in kids Why do kids have breathing problems when they're sleeping? Is your child mouth breathing during the day? Teaching someone how to breathe correctly A breathing exercise to decongest your nose Functional breathing vs. dysfunctional breathing People with sleep disordered breathing will not achieve flow states What happens when somebody takes in a breath through their mouth vs. nose? Consider your breathing when you get into a tricky situation How to measure your BOLT Score Reducing your breathing volume for 15 minutes before sleep Changing your breathing patterns Nasal breathing during physical activity Excessive talking impacts your breathing Mouth taping trains you to breathe through your nose Yoga has the potential to transform lives Patrick's thoughts on Wim Hof breathing How Patrick prepares before public speaking The positive side of being an introvert What does a nasal dilator do? The benefits of breathing through your nose What air hunger is telling you Training elite athletes how to breathe better The causes of nasal snoring The factors that impact our breathing patterns Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic


    437: Eat This Way to Overcome Anxiety & Depression | Liana Werner-Gray

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 79:31

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/lianawernergray437 Liana Werner-Gray (IG: @lianawernergray) is a certified nutritionist and natural-health advocate. After she experienced the power of healing multiple health issues by embracing a natural lifestyle, she created The Earth Diet and started lecturing and teaching internationally. Liana's recipes have helped people with acne, anxiety, diabetes, depression, heart disease, obesity, and more. She is the resident nutritionist at Complete Wellness in New York City. Liana's latest book is Anxiety-Free with Food. In this episode, we discuss: Growing up in the Australian Outback, learning to live off the land from the Aboriginals Liana's addiction to processed food before having a major wake-up call Being influenced by her parents unique lifestyles Finding a tumor in her neck at age 21 Get multiple opinions when dealing with cancer Bloodwork can show early stages of cancer Breaking free of addiction The gut-healing & detox protocol recommended by Liana's naturopath Just eat real foods + juicing Using replacement therapy to fight food cravings From feeling like a failure to feeling empowered Prioritize your health and ask for help Liana's miraculous healing journey Creating The Earth Diet Juicing helped her mother remain cancer-free Make sure your supplements are the highest quality One of the causes of depression & anxiety is an omega-3 deficiency Getting bloodwork to rule out deficiencies Drinking a green juice every day Dark chocolate is high in magnesium The top 10 foods to help with anxiety & depression Dairy & gluten are the most neurotoxic foods on the planet Caffeine is on the controversial list Will CBD work for you or not? Research shows vegans suffer more from mental health conditions Ashwagandha was a game changer for Liana Show sponsors: Organifi

    436: Moby on FINDING TRUE HAPPINESS in the Unexpected

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 69:51

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/moby436 Moby (IG: @moby) is a musician, entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist who is informally known as “the godfather of veganism.” His album Play sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. He's released fourteen solo albums in total. A serial side hustler, Moby opened the vegan restaurant Teany in New York City in 2002 and has since opened Little Pine, a unique, contemporary vegan restaurant in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. In this episode, we discuss: Being an animal rights activist Living in a culture that prioritizes selfishness Hitting rock bottom and getting sober Making music is a spiritual practice Growing up poor and being hungry for fame Forming a love for animals Transitioning from a vegetarian to vegan lifestyle in 1987 Missing a sense of community and friendships Moby's relationship with religion over the years From squatting in an abandoned factory to buying a five-level sky castle Fame and wealth don't create happiness When was the happiest time in your life? The ‘90s were the last period of general optimism The rise of the internet A self-care practice supported by evidence Eating 95% vegan organic whole foods Nature is healing Connecting with our awkward self Practicing metta meditation How to be an animal activist Moby's daily routine Supporting local musicians and artists Show sponsors: LMNT

    435: Dr. Karen Becker REVEALS the Best Diet for Your Dog to OPTIMIZE HEALTH & LONGEVITY

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 101:25

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drkarenbecker435 Dr. Karen Becker's (IG: @drkarenbecker) deliberate, common sense approach to creating vibrant health for companion animals has been embraced by millions of pet lovers around the world, making her the most followed vet on social media. She has spent her career as a small animal clinician, empowering animal guardians to make intentional lifestyle decisions to enhance the wellbeing of their animals. Karen also writes and lectures extensively and serves as a wellness consultant for a variety of health-oriented organizations. Today we're discussing her brand new book that she co-wrote with Rodney Habib, The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer. In this episode, we discuss: What you feed your dog & cat matters The fresh food movement The truth why veterinarians recommend ultra processed pet food Homemade cooked diet vs. raw food diet for pets How can we help vets to stop fearing homemade diets? Medical reasons to feed your pet high pressure pasteurization (HPP) sterile raw meat Why pet owners should identity their food philosophy Switching up your dog's protein improves their gut microbiome Health can travel up the leash Creating a forever dog with proactive wellness What's biologically appropriate nutrition for the species we're nourishing? Feed your pet healthy, real food snacks What foods are actually toxic to your dog? Herbs & spices to use and avoid Time restricted feeding (TRE) for dogs The natural circadian rhythm of a dog Supplements & pets - what is recommended? Gassy dog? Digestive enzymes can help Safe use of colloidal silver The difference between colloidal silver and ionic silver Karen's thoughts on raising a vegan dog The long term impact of EPA deficiency on dogs The benefits of medicinal mushrooms for pets Buy foods the whole family (and pets) can eat Increasing your dog's lifespan Do the best you can Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic

    434: Doctor REVEALS the Incredible Healing Power of WATER-ONLY FASTING | Dr. Alan Goldhamer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 89:25

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/dralangoldhamer434 Dr. Alan Goldhamer is one of the world's leading experts on medically supervised, water-only fasting. He's an author and frequent lecturer and speaker on fasting, diet and treatment of chronic diseases to achieve optimum health. In 1984, Alan founded and became Director of TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California; since then, he has supervised the fasting and care of more than 20,000 patients. In this episode, we discuss: Who can benefit from water fasting? The 5 categories of adverse events The process of healing at TrueNorth Health Center Education is a critical part of making radical changes Prepping, adapting and what to expect during the fasting process Visceral fat causes inflammation Intermittent fasting limits your feeding window What is the SOS Diet? Recommendations for weight loss The psychological and emotional healing responses to fasting How Alan became interested in fasting Alan shares his 1st fasting experience Alan's personal fasting routine How the fasting landscape has changed over the years Alan's thoughts on dry fasting What type of water is recommended? Don't supplement minerals during a fast Preventing the leading causes of death The importance of a diet high in prebiotics How much fiber is there in beef? Pooping and water fasting... what's happening here? Good bowel preparation and refeeding after fasting Why it's important to eliminate caffeine before fasting There's no reason to include highly fractionated, refined oil in your diet Alan's thoughts on the Mediterranean Diet In the long run... a high protein, high fat diet will compromise health How to make a salad dressing without oil Too much salt makes you fat Reversing chronic health conditions with the SOS Diet 1/3 of the population is salt sensitive Hidden sources of sugar & salt Supplementing with B12 and vitamin D Vegan sources of DHA Find out if you are a candidate for water-only fasting Show sponsors: BiOptimizers

    433: Holocaust Survivor SHARES How to Confront Your Past to HEAL YOUR MIND & Enjoy Life | Dr. Edith Eger

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 70:16

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/dreditheger433 Dr. Edith “Edie” Eger (IG: @dr.editheger) is a sought-after clinical psychologist and lecturer. She helps individuals discard their limitations, discover their powers of self-renewal, and achieve things they previously thought were unattainable. Using her own past as a Holocaust survivor and thriver as a powerful analogy, she inspires people to tap their full potential and shape their very best destinies. Today we're chatting about Edie's latest book, The Gift. In this episode, we discuss: Facing discrimination for being a Jew We are born with joy and learn to hate Edie recalls being taken to Auschwitz in 1944 Last words of advice from Edie's mother Letting go of victim mentality Curiosity helped Edie survive Live in the present and never give up Do you play enough? The spirit never dies The cherished wound Relive the experience and revise your life The positive impact of going back to Auschwitz When you forgive, you free yourself Finding hope in hopelessness Daily life inside a concentration camp The bond of sisters The moment of liberation Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic

    432: THIS Simple, Science Backed HABIT Will COMPLETELY TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE Today! | Mel Robbins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 91:13


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/melrobbins432 Mel Robbins (IG: @melrobbins) is one of the leading voices in personal development and transformation and an international bestselling author. Her work includes the global phenomenon The 5 Second Rule, four #1 bestselling audiobooks, the #1 podcast on Audible, as well as signature online courses that have changed the lives of more than half a million students worldwide. Today we're discussing Mel's new book, The High 5 Habit. In this episode, we discuss: The simple secret to being happy The 5 Second Rule Giving yourself a high 5?! Resistance is holding you back in life Do this habit for 5 days What is neurobics? What does a high 5 mean to you? Gestures of celebration = positive energy The moment you knew COVID was going to turn your life upside down Life is a marathon A high 5 acknowledges where you're at Be kind to yourself Join the free 5-day challenge Self-love is hard wired into your DNA Keep showing up and celebrate yourself The secret to ending people pleasing Respecting each other's boundaries Habits and rituals that feel celebratory Are you really a perfectionist? The importance of setting a deadline What do I want my life to look like? Making an impact Show sponsors: Organifi


    431: Medical Doctor REVEALS a Proven Plan to Beat Burnout and BOOST YOUR ENERGY Today! | Dr. Amy Shah

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 95:14


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/dramyshah431 Dr. Amy Shah (IG: @fastingmd) has a unique perspective from her combination of nutrition and medical training. She graduated from the renowned school of nutrition at Cornell and then went on to Einstein for medical school. Amy's research, internal medicine and allergy/immunology training took her to Harvard then Columbia hospitals. There she discovered her unique skills as a mind body practitioner, but also rediscovered her hate for cold, dark winters. Then in 2010, she and her family relocated to Scottsdale, AZ area. Amy's currently making waves as a physician educator, clinician, health entrepreneur and women's health advocate. Today we're discussing her book, I'm So Effing Tired. In this episode, we discuss: Why are we so effing tired? The rise of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in ethnic groups Focusing on a patient centered approach to nutrition Stick to the four S's General rules for long-term health Why Amy doesn't follow any of the diet labels When Amy's energy started to deplete Wake up... life is spinning out of control There are no magic supplements 80% of diets fail What is circadian fasting? Understanding our natural circadian rhythm Consuming caffeine 60-120 minutes after you wake up Starting your day with a fasted workout The ideal circadian rhythm day Front load your calories Amy recalls her 1st experience with fasting Fasting too much turns off hormones Coordinating your fasts with your monthly cycle How long should you wait to break your fast after working out? Consuming 40 calories is still considered fasting Amy's concerns about added saturated fats into meals If you are fasting, skip the branch chain amino acids Aim for 20 minutes a day of natural light and nature time The benefit of sun lamps Focus on recovery Boundaries are like bumpers Creating automatic systems Too much caffeine negatively impacts your brain health Show sponsors: LMNT


    430: Dr. Andrew Weil SHARES His Personal Secrets for Staying Mentally Sharp and AGING IN REVERSE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 74:51


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drandrewweil430 Dr. Andrew Weil (IG: @drweil) received a degree in botany from Harvard and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He's the founder and director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. The Center is the leading effort in the world to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. Dr. Weil is a founder and partner of the growing group of True Food Kitchen restaurants. He's an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and the reform of medical education. Dr. Weil is the author of many scientific articles and 15 books. In this episode, we discuss: Adjusting to the pandemic and life on Cortes Island The mentors that helped shape Dr. Weil's life Travelling at age 17 impacted Dr. Weil's perspective on the world From medical school to studying plant medicine Writing his 1st book, The Natural Mind about drugs and consciousness Psychedelics becoming mainstream Dr. Weil recalls his personal experiences with cannabis & psychedelics Travelling around Latin America writing about healing & alternative health Learning about ayahuasca & psilocybin mushrooms from shamans When you get the message, hang up the phone Characteristics of a true healer Dr. Weil teaches his philosophy of integrative medicine Speaking the truth Dr. Weil's tips for longevity in career and health Evolving your physical activity as you age Make your own fermented foods The process of growing shiitake mushrooms How to maintain cognitive sharpness The best foods for brain health Understanding what types of fish are sustainable Show sponsors: Paleovalley


    429: Therapist REVEALS the Secret to HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS | Nedra Glover Tawwab

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 64:03

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/nedraglovertawwab429 Nedra Glover Tawwab (IG: @nedratawwab) is a licensed therapist and sought-after relationship expert. She has practiced relationship therapy for over 10 years and is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Kaleidoscope Counseling. Every day Nedra helps people create healthy relationships by teaching them how to implement boundaries. Her philosophy is that a lack of boundaries and assertiveness underlie most relationship issues, and her gift is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves and others. In this episode, we discuss: Setting boundaries will change your life Stating the boundary and honouring the boundary Why do we care so much about pleasing others? Stress is a big indicator that you need to set boundaries You can change your boundaries What are high stress areas? Which of those things would change your life? An example of setting a healthy boundary Don't create a story Create unapologetic boundaries Be clear and to the point when creating boundaries Teaching kids healthy boundaries It's ok if your kid doesn't want to hug someone You can change your mind Keep practicing your boundaries Everything is a personal boundary Nedra's Instagram evolution from 2000 to over 1 million followers The evolution of Nedra's career and what's coming up The two books Nedra reads repeatedly Reading books is like therapy Maybe who you want to be isn't available yet Being patient pays off Show sponsors: Organifi

    428: Harvard Professor SHARES That Humans Never Evolved to Exercise (YOU'RE NOT LAZY!) | Daniel Lieberman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 86:56


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/daniellieberman428 Daniel Lieberman is a professor at Harvard University. He studies and teaches how and why the human body is the way it is, and how our evolutionary history affects health and disease. Dan is best known for his research on the evolution of running and other kinds of physical activities such as walking, but is also well known for his research on the evolution of the human head. Today we're discussing his latest book, Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding. In this episode, we discuss: How humans evolved to be inactive Born To Run The real origin of running How many calories does it take to run a mile? Exercise is modern behaviour People need to understand their instinct to not exercise is normal Why people who are obese/sedentary have a hard time unlocking the reward system Aim for 150 minutes of exercise per week Strength training becomes increasingly important as you get older Is sitting the new smoking? Get up and move around every 15 minutes Walking is the most fundamental form of exercise How effective is walking for weight loss? Where does 10,000 steps a day come from? A standing desk is not exercise The big debate... ultimate health Improve your endurance with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) Humans racing horses?!? We're good at sweating Heel strike vs. forefoot strike... what is the best running form? The physics of barefoot running The skill of running The modern running shoe encourages people to heel strike Dispelling the myth that running causes knee arthritis Dan's thoughts on overexercising The top 2 reasons why people don't exercise The benefits of exercise with friends You have to make a choice to exercise Show sponsors: LMNT


    427: Doctor Reveals the Hidden Causes of Anxiety, Depression, OCD & More in Children | Dr. Kenneth Bock

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 100:50

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drkennethbock427 As a leader in integrative medicine, Dr. Kenneth Bock (@KennethBockMD) has accumulated over 35 years of experience diagnosing the root cause of chronic illnesses and restoring balance to the immune systems of his patients. He founded Bock Integrative Medicine in response to the increasing need for board-certified medical providers who take a unique “whole body” approach to diagnose and treat chronic illness. Dr. Bock focuses on the treatment of autism and co-occurring conditions, PANS/PANDAS, ITABI, tick-borne illnesses, and adult conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and heart disease. Today we're discussing his latest book, Brain Inflamed: Uncovering the Hidden Causes of Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mood Disorders in Adolescents and Teens. In this episode, we discuss: The four A's: autism, ADHD, allergies & asthma What's causing the increase in food allergies & food sensitivities in kids How to restore your babies microbiome after a c-section Understanding various food allergy/food sensitivity symptoms Craving a food... you could be allergic to it Dr. Bock's approach to talking to kids/teenagers Is your immune kettle boiling over? What is ITABI, PANS & PANDAS? Tests & treatments when strep causes PANDAS Knowing where the infection ends and the autoimmune disease begins What causes a misdirected immune response? The role of antibiotics and probiotics in treatment protocols Using intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy Nutritional modulation of genetic expression Supplementing methylfolate can help mood disorders Lyme disease and co-infections Clues and questions to ask your doctor about Lyme Symptoms of Lyme disease, Bartonella and Babesia Treat the patient, not the labs Lyme and Hashimoto's thyroiditis Find a Lyme literate doctor Treatment recommendations for acute Lyme disease vs. chronic Lyme disease Dr. Bock's advice for parents with suffering children Love and laughter are the two best nutrients for the immune system Show sponsors: Beekeeper's Naturals

    426: Danica Patrick on How to Win on and off the Race Track

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 91:21

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/danicapatrick426 As a racecar driver, Danica Patrick (IG: @danicapatrick) broke barriers and set records with her on-track performance. Her next chapter involves good food, great wine, fitness, and helping others achieve their goals. Danica is the author of Pretty Intense and is the host and creator of the well-established, Pretty Intense Podcast. She also serves as the sole proprietor of Somnium, a vineyard in Napa Valley, California. In this episode, we discuss: The story of how Danica got into racing Leaving high school to pursue racing in England Following your intuition The difference between open-wheel racing and closed-wheel racing Danica's experience winning the Indy Japan 300 Experiencing the rush from winning If you believe it, you can achieve it Danica's family played a huge role in supporting her goals Shifting into the health and wellness realm Quitting dairy & gluten in 2013 and its impact on performance The scoop on adaptogens Plants are making a comeback "Alternative culture" is becoming more mainstream We the masses are the power Quantum physics and understanding the nature of reality The power of the mind Every time you have a challenge... learn the lesson Tuning into your spiritual frequency How fluoride impacts the pineal gland Sitting down with a functional medicine doctor Being on the same page as your partner The value of gardening Dealing with hormonal issues & weight gain after IVF Diagnose "the car" with testing Show sponsors: BiOptimizers

    425: This Is How You Maximize the Length and Quality of Your Life | Jon Levy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 79:21


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/jonlevy425 Jon Levy (IG: @jonlevytlb) is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in human connection, trust and influence. He's the Author of the recently released New York Times bestseller, You're Invited: The Art & Science of Cultivating Influence. In it Jon explores how our ability to impact anything from longevity, and business, to social causes are a byproduct of our relationships, trust and a sense of belonging. In this episode, we discuss: What defines the quality of our lives? Growing up an outcast and longing for a meaningful community What is locus of control? It's easy to get people's attention, it's hard to get their interest Generous people are successful The four qualities that get the attention of industry leaders and draw them in The first Influencers Dinner The Ikea Effect Bringing together extraordinary people How to connect with influential people Applying behavioural science to real life The secret to managing quality relationships The vulnerability loop Ask a quick question first Find ways to invest effort into one another How many friends do you have? Who do you giggle with? Introducing Jon's wife to the Influencers Community Connect with people over shared interests Is this activity awe inspiring? Networking sucks Broken heart syndrome Modern life isn't healthy Invite someone for a walk Show sponsors: Paleovalley


    424: Nutritional Psychiatrist Reveals Top Foods to Beat Depression and Anxiety | Dr. Drew Ramsey

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 77:00

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drdrewramsey424 Dr. Drew Ramsey (IG: @drewramseymd) is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. His work focuses on clinical excellence, nutritional interventions and creative media. Drew is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and he has an active telemedicine clinical practice based in New York City. Today we're discussing Drew's latest book, Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety: Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks. In this episode, we discuss: Growing up on a farm taught Drew the importance of nourishing food Day to day life living off the land Finding space for conventional and non-conventional medicine Integrating nourishment as a preventative measure for mental health How Drew struggled on a vegetarian diet Focusing on foods to help decrease brain shrinkage What to expect when you see a nutritional psychiatrist Drew's surprising favourite food The emotional complexity of having farm animals The goals of Drew's family farm Growing your own food teaches you to value it The best foods to eat for anxiety & depression How the gut microbiome specifically impacts brain health The vagus nerve is a neurological highway between the gut and the brain Is serotonin overhyped? Why BDNF is important for your mental health The 6 nutrients that influence BDNF Focusing on foods first and the role of supplements The soil crisis What Drew eats on a typical day Find foods the whole family enjoys eating Tips for parents on incorporating brain boosting foods into their kids daily routine Forming a food philosophy with your partner Bring mindfulness and awareness to food when treating depression Factors that cause chronic inflammation Show sponsors: Organifi

    423: Psychotherapist Reveals How to Be Mentally Strong in a World of Change & Uncertainty | Julia Samuel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 77:52

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/juliasamuel423 Julia Samuel MBE (IG: @juliasamuelmbe) is a leading British psychotherapist. During the last thirty years she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice. Julia is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK. Her previous bestselling book is Grief Works. Julia's latest book is This Too Shall Pass. In this episode, we discuss: From the womb, Julia was wired to connect Being a decorator is not so different from being a therapist The key to a strong and lasting relationship Walking and talking is therapeutic A ritual is a habit with a soul The secret weapon of communication is listening Working with families who lost babies & children Dare to love and live despite the pain Using breathing meditations to disconnect from work How to support someone who is going through immense grief How to move through grief in a healthy way What are living losses? Dare to grow outside your comfort zone Understanding planned vs. unplanned change Every choice is an end and the beginning of something else People that adapt to change thrive in life The quality of relationships in our lives defines the quality of our life Prioritizing friendships through different phases of life Recognize the limits of family relationships Use journaling as a tool to create a better relationship with yourself Exercise as an antidepressant Choosing and building tiny habits Julia's personal struggles with social media Distractions can be healthy Where certainty ends hope begins What is one thing you are grateful for today? We are all going to die In the end, love matters most None of us are perfect Show sponsors: BiOptimizers

    422: Use Diet and Lifestyle to Heal Your Chronic Health Condition | Laurel Gallucci aka Sweet Laurel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 75:40

    Laurel Gallucci's (IG: @laurelgallucci) world was rocked when she was diagnosed with an aggressive autoimmune disease and told she would never eat cake again. The lifelong baker and dessert lover refused to accept that, which led her to discover the beauty of baking with whole-food ingredients. When Laurel shared a slice of grain-free, refined sugar–free, dairy-free, soy-free, gum-free, filler-free, fudge-frosted chocolate caramel cake with her friend Claire Thomas, Sweet Laurel bakery was born. In this episode, we discuss: Laurel's lifelong passion for baking Dealing with digestive issues & fatigue in college Laurel's father, a cardiologist, instilled in her the link between health & diet At age 26, Laurel's OB noticed she had a goiter and was later diagnosed with Hashimoto's Laurel left her teaching job to take a year off to heal The biggest challenge transitioning to the paleo diet Experimenting with paleo baking Launching Sweet Laurel in 2014 with Claire Thomas You learn by doing Healing began by rebuilding the gut wall Dealing with secondary amenorrhea Breathwork helps calm the body and manage stress The mental aspect of Laurel's healing journey Fostering a sense of community at Sweet Laurel It is possible to reverse Hashimoto's disease Synthroid vs. Armour thyroid Working with a functional medicine practitioner to address deficiencies Laurel's experience with the AIP diet The support of Laurel's husband and his involvement in the business The naming of Sweet Laurel How the pandemic has impacted the direction of her business Sweet Laurel is more than just a bakery Balancing motherhood & friendship Gardening is fun for the whole family Educating & inspiring people is the foundation of Sweet Laurel Kids helping in the kitchen is a great way for them to build motor skills Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic

    421: Alyson Stoner on Surviving the Entertainment Industry, Minimalism & Healing With Movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 82:57

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/alysonstoner421 Alyson Stoner (IG: @alysonstoner) is a multi-disciplinary artist, published author, and global speaker. She is a co-founder of Movement Genius, a digital platform using movement to improve mental and emotional health. During her childhood years, Alyson performed in 200+ films, TV shows, and tours. She remains active in the voiceover world and can be heard in “The Incredibles 2,” Amazon's "Pete the Cat," and “Lego Batman.” In this episode, we discuss: Alyson's early roots into the entertainment industry Explicit pressure vs. implicit pressure Noticing behaviours around food restriction & exercise obsession Going to rehab for an eating disorder What is alexithymia? It's important to slow down and refresh The lack of support within the entertainment industry & what needs to change Can you navigate the entertainment industry in a healthy way? How to show up for someone dealing with body dysmorphia Details of the recovery process Alyson's mixed feelings about returning to entertainment after rehab The fear of plateauing Be intentional about balancing life Using somatic principles to create a state of wellbeing The art of learning how to say no Going plant-based improved Alyson's mood Movement Genius works with licensed somatic psychotherapists The goal of trauma informed movement Using equine therapy to treat eating disorders Understanding adult attachment styles: dismissive/avoidant Alyson's journey into minimalism Alyson embracing her sexual identity/coming out Showing faith without using words Hold tightly loosely Show sponsors: BiOptimizers

    420: How Success Can Come From Simplifying the Most Important Activities in Your Life | Greg McKeown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 71:37


    Greg McKeown (IG: @gregorymckeown) is a speaker, a bestselling author, and the host of the popular podcast What's Essential. His New York Times bestselling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less has sold more than a million copies worldwide. Today we're discussing Greg's latest book, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most. In this episode, we discuss: There's always a more effortless way to go about life Essentialism is prioritization and Effortless is simplification Greg's daughter's health crisis was the inspiration behind writing Effortless If you get into the wrong state everything will be harder After complaining say something you are thankful for The biggest problem with being in a state of burnout How can this be effortless? Not everything needs the extra mile Am I getting as much return for the effort? Done for the day list Create a high trust agreement with your manager The practice of investing in the long tail Ask yourself... how can I make this enjoyable? The building blocks of joy What's something that is essential to you that you wish was a little more effortless? Creating workplace boundaries are important for family culture The difference between effortless state and effortless action The principle of effortless results Linear results vs. residual results Podcasting is a whole new genre Show sponsors: Alitura


    419: How to Free Yourself From Pain and Suffering | Byron Katie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 73:36


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/byronkatie419 In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression and self-loathing, Byron Katie (IG: @byron.katie) woke up one morning in a state of joy. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn't suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her books, public events, weekend workshops, intensives, and nine-day School for The Work have brought freedom to people all over the world. In this episode, we discuss: Katie suffering from depression for 10 years after her divorce How the “Judge Your Neighbour” worksheet can help you Katie's awakening back in 1986 Seeing how the world was created The reality of awareness How the people in Katie's life responded to her epiphany Using self-inquiry as a way to identify and question thoughts How Katie pulled her life back together after her depression Doing “The Work” Meeting her husband, Stephen Mitchell A cockroach was a symbol of awareness What is earth school? An example of the four questions and turnarounds Being wide open to suffering Waiting for proof of past/future Illusion is another word for memory God is everyone and everything without exception Love isn't something you can teach, it's in us all War is an egoic state of mind Meditation is a beautiful way to rest Everyone is present AT HOME with Byron Katie It's never too late Show sponsors: Organifi


    418: The Power of Speaking Your Truth and How It Impacts Your Health | Fearne Cotton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 85:03

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/fearnecotton418 Fearne Cotton (IG: @fearnecotton) is an author, one of the best known and most popular broadcasters in the UK and is most recently known as the Founder of the wellbeing brand, Happy Place. She hosts the Happy Place podcast that has over 40 million downloads and continues to top the charts. In 2019 Fearne hosted two live Happy Place Festivals, the Festival went virtual in 2020. In this episode, we discuss: Fearne finding out she had a massive cyst on one of her vocal cords The esoteric meaning behind the throat chakra How Fearne's life perspective has changed with age Speaking your truth Happiness derived from the simple things in life Being in showbiz can be exciting but it won't make you happy How Fearne felt the day her book Happy hit the bookshelves Moving into a new phase of life after suffering from depression What is stopping us from tapping into spirituality? Enneagram: the self-awareness tool Build discipline and structure into your daily routine Finding more time to be idle Pivoting into the world of wellbeing Fearne's mom introduced spirituality to her at a young age Practice surrendering with yoga nidra meditations Fearne's dream of being in showbiz from a young age How planning for motherhood helped Fearne overcome her eating disorder, bulimia The transition from a vegetarian to a vegan lifestyle What Fearne eats in a typical day EMDR therapy for trauma Focusing on family and work What to do when you're having a panic attack The distinction between mental health and mental illness Show sponsors: Alitura

    417: How to Overcome Life's Obstacles | Anne Lamott

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 80:22


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/annelamott417 Anne Lamott (IG: @annelamott) is a New York Times bestselling author, a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame. Her latest book is Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage. In this episode, we discuss: How Anne found her voice writing about her father's brain cancer Finding healing, salvation and hope with a couple of best friends Anne was 8 years old when she stumbled into the tennis circuit Make writing a habit Anne recalls her terrible experience in Toronto at customs Just keep showing up Writing isn't about the money, it's about the sacred tradition The two books Anne recommends Achieve creative freedom through discipline How do we come through really difficult times? Don't give up, start where you are Take the action and insight will follow The concept of religion... let it be enough Staying sober one day at a time Writing became cleaner and clearer through sobriety Being a Nana means to practice letting go Write what you want to come upon The 12-step program of recovery to helps addicts Learning how to date... and finding love on online Show sponsors: Organifi


    416: Lose Fat & Reverse Aging by Eating Two Meals a Day | Mark Sisson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 82:21


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/marksisson416 Mark Sisson (IG: @marksissonprimal) is a health and fitness expert, entrepreneur, author and the founding father of the ancestral health movement. He's a former world-class endurance athlete with a 2:18 marathon and a fourth-place finish in the Hawaii Ironman World Triathlon Championships. Mark's blog, MarksDailyApple.com and Primal Blueprint lifestyle program have paved the way for primal enthusiasts to break free from conventional wisdom's diet and exercise principles. His latest book is Two Meals a Day: The Simple, Sustainable Strategy to Lose Fat, Reverse Aging, and Break Free from Diet Frustration. In this episode, we discuss: The two meals a day concept Start by eliminating the big 3: sugar, processed grains & industrial seed oils How to become metabolically flexible Compressing your eating window triggers autophagy The cutting out the carbs strategy What's the least amount of food I can eat? Carb dependent vs. fat adapted The concept of keto without building metabolic flexibility Focus on measuring how you feel Mark's lifestyle transition after moving from Malibu to Miami Walking is an underestimated form of movement Treating piriformis syndrome Why Mark is a fan of the barefoot movement The running world is embracing minimalist shoes Becoming a grandfather Mark's morning routine The benefits of fire & ice training How to activate brown fat Mark's entire career as an endurance athlete was about managing discomfort Perseverance is one of your greatest assets in business Mark hitting his entrepreneurial home run at age 65 You can only compare yourself to yourself Achieve your fitness goals by changing your diet The growth of Primal Kitchen Coffee helps you burn fat Metabolic flexibility includes mental flexibility Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic


    415: The Most Effective Weight Loss and Fitness Techniques With Jillian Michaels

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 57:18


    Jillian Michaels (IG: @jillianmichaels) is the world's leading fitness expert, renowned nutritionist and wellness entrepreneur. With an international community of followers exceeding 100 million, Jillian's dominance in health and wellness extends to her award-winning Jillian Michaels: The Fitness App, successful fitness DVDs, top exercises streaming platform, 8 New York Times bestselling books, live speaking engagements, popular social media channels, a top podcast, and a list of key business partnerships and investments. In this episode, we discuss: Focus on how working out makes you feel, not the process The origin story of how Jillian got into fitness at age 12 The period of time Jillian worked as a personal trainer & bartender in her early 20's Getting fired from the entertainment industry motivated Jillian to open a sports medicine facility Success comes from passion, perseverance, and patience The different mentality between Gen X and Millennials Fear is a huge motivator Redefine your idea of success Growing The Fitness App into a one-stop shop for wellness The way food and lifestyle impact endocrinology Jillian's PCOS reveal Intermittent fasting increases longevity If you are trying to lose weight, avoid alcohol The common sense diet Jillian's current workout routine Customizing your fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness practice Show sponsors: Organifi


    414: From Mr. Universe to Mr. Marshmallow & Eventually Finding True Health With Wade Lightheart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 88:44

    Wade Lightheart (IG: @wadelightheart) is an author, athlete, nutritionist and expert on fixing digestion. He's the co-founder and president at BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company and also serves as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute. Wade is a 3-time Canadian national all natural bodybuilding champion who competed as a vegetarian, former Mr. Universe competitor, and host of The Awesome Health Podcast. In this episode, we discuss: The origin story of how Wade got into bodybuilding The bodybuilding magazine from his terminally ill sister that inspired Wade The death of Wade's sister totally changed the trajectory of his life The key is to not develop a victim mentality Discovering meditation Becoming a drug-free vegetarian bodybuilder Wade's cognitive function improved after changing his diet Fitness is a component of health, not the whole picture Mr. Universe to Mr. Marshmallow... gaining 42 lbs in 3 months Breaking down the role of enzymes in the body The problem with raw food diets Do the diet that works for you The three dietary philosophies Using biohacking technology to address health issues Crash & burn... the long term health repercussions of extreme bodybuilding The psychological transitions bodybuilders experience The profound spiritual perspective Wade achieved fulfilling his dream Xenoestrogens, EMFs and lack of exercise cause low testosterone levels in men Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) should be used as a last resort Males increasing their testosterone level to between 600-1000 will improve recovery It took 33 years for Wade to achieve his dream of moving from New Brunswick to Venice Beach Concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine Taking your health into your own hands Show sponsors: Paleovalley

    413: James Nestor - Breathe This Way to Transform Your Body and Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 89:26

    James Nestor (@mrjamesnestor) has written for Outside, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Dwell, The New York Times, and many other publications. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was an instant New York Times bestseller. James has appeared on dozens of national television shows, including ABC's Nightline and CBS's Morning News, and on NPR. In this episode, we discuss: How James became fascinated with the subject of breath and breathing What James learned from studying free divers The 10-day mouth breathing experiment Why it's advantageous to breathe through your nose The difference between mouth vs. nose breathing During allergy season snoring & sleep apnea goes up Mouth breathing can affect the development of your face Breastfed babies will be less apt to snoring, sleep apnea & crooked teeth The problem with braces Palatal expansion is the new wave of orthodontics Practices to make nose breathing an unconscious habit You can change the size of your mouth Our environment impacts our breathing Overbreathing can make you more apt to have osteoporosis Why balancing carbon dioxide in your system is important What is hypoventilation training? Carbon dioxide training is an effective therapy for anxiety The benefits of mouth taping CPAPs are doing nothing to help the root cause of sleep apnea Myofunctional therapy trains people to have proper oral posture Why you should use a neti pot Hacks for better breathing Tummo is similar to the Wim Hof Method The breathing technique called the “physiological sigh” 5.5 breaths per minute Take control of your breath anytime of the day Holotropic breathing brings up subconscious thoughts Keep breathing... make it calm, light, slow and deep Show sponsors: Organifi

    412: Annaka Harris on What Is Consciousness? Where Is It Located? Mysteries Unravelled

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 88:27

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/annakaharris412 Annaka Harris (IG: @annakaharrisprojects) is the New York Times bestselling author of CONSCIOUS: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind. She is an editor and consultant for science writers, specializing in neuroscience and physics, and her work has appeared in The New York Times. Annaka is the author of the children’s book I Wonder, a collaborator on the Mindful Games Activity Cards, and a volunteer mindfulness teacher for the Inner Kids organization. In this episode, we discuss: As a kid, Annaka had a deeper sense of reality How Annaka got involved teaching meditation to children Integrating mindfulness into the school system Children learn to meditate easier than adults Practice meditating in the midst of everyday life Annaka’s early influence into meditation Why people have a hard time sticking to a meditation practice The emotions Annaka experienced on her first 5-day silent meditation retreat A radical shift is timeless Consciousness... the fundamental mystery of the mind Moving beyond panpsychism Consciousness as a felt experience The Integrated Information Theory The combination problem What is binding? Our conscious experience is lagging behind Free will vs. conscious will Brain processing is another part of nature When you see conscious will as an illusion How COVID is physically affecting the brain Your brain is always processing The location of consciousness Show sponsor: Organifi

    411: Dr. Alan Christianson on Healing Your Thyroid by Balancing Your Iodine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 77:29

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/dralanchristianson411 Dr. Alan Christianson (IG: @dralanchristianson) is a naturopathic medical doctor who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He’s a New York Times bestselling author who’s been named a Top Doctor in Phoenix magazine and has appeared on national TV shows and in numerous print media. Alan founded Integrative Health, a physician group dedicated to helping people with thyroid disease and weight-loss resistance regain their health. His latest book, The Thyroid Reset Diet, is the focus of today’s conversation. In this episode, we discuss: Dr. Christianson’s unique perspective on treating the thyroid by limiting iodine How long does the thyroid store iodine? How someone without a thyroid regulates their iodine intake Iodine fortification is linked to adults suffering from thyroid disease Women have more cases of thyroid disease Iodine supplementation in pregnancy does not improve mom's thyroid health Iodine deficiency is no longer a modern world problem Foods and products that contain iodine The difference between conventional vs. organic dairy in terms of iodine exposure The Thyroid Reset Diet What are the safe upper limits of iodine intake? Pink Himalayan salt has 2x the amount of iodine compared to iodized salt Spirulina & chlorella contain reasonable amounts of iodine compared to problematic sea vegetables The long-term effects of consuming sea vegetables in Japanese cultures Why you should add squid steaks to your grocery list Processed grain products are high in iodine Is gluten having a negative impact on your thyroid? Are thyroid antibodies a concern when healing Hashimoto’s? Goitrogenic foods wand thyroid disease The new evidence about soy & thyroid health Consuming soy may prevent the risk of breast cancer Common cosmetics that contain iodine Iodine vs. iodide... what’s the difference? Debunking topical iodine testing How much iodine is in your medication? Take a prenatal vitamin without iodine Brazil nuts are a high source of selenium Lifestyle factors are relevant for thyroid health Healing thyroid disease: clinical outcomes Show sponsors: Alitura

    410: Mayim Bialik on Owning Your Truth & Living Life on Your Own Terms

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 51:04

    Mayim Bialik (IG: @missmayim) is an American actress, neuroscientist, author and film director. From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of the NBC sitcom Blossom. Mayim later played neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2010 to 2019. She hosts Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown, a quirky, informative, and interactive podcast breaking down the myths and misunderstandings about mental health and emotional well-being. In this episode, we discuss: The inspiration behind Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown Mayim's mental health struggles over the years The impact of the pandemic on introverts/extroverts Practicing self-care during lockdown Connecting & bonding with your children through attachment parenting principles The boundaries of gentle discipline Mayim’s decision to leave academia to raise her children Consciously preparing to be a mother Navigating celebrity life with young kids Teaching your kids about the internet & access to information Why Mayim isn’t a fan of watching her work afterwards The Waldorf & RIE homeschool philosophy The college system is adjusting to the rise of homeschoolers Becoming vegetarian at age 19, later transitioning to veganism How Mayim’s sinus infections stopped after eliminating dairy from her diet Raising healthy vegan children Learn how to quiet your mind through meditation Religion provides a foundation to build an ethical & spiritual framework for life Falling in love with Judaism Appreciating the wonder of the human experience Teaching your kids to talk about their feelings Mayim's OCD diagnosis The challenges filming a sitcom during a pandemic Mayim’s future goals & upcoming projects Show sponsor: BiOptimizers

    409: Tal Ben-Shahar on the Science of Being Happier

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 80:22

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/talbenshahar409 Tal Ben-Shahar (IG: @happiness.studies.academy) obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard and is a bestselling author and lecturer. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of Happiness Studies Academy. In this episode, we discuss: The pivotal moment in Tal’s happiness journey after he won a squash championship Leaving computer science behind to study philosophy & psychology Learning that success won’t lead to happiness What is me-search? Tal’s attempt to become happier and increase self-esteem & self-confidence The SPIRE elements of happiness When we reject painful emotions they intensify Even the greatest love stories face difficulties, challenges, and hardships It’s ok to struggle, it’s part of evolving Gridlocks are the road to a better relationship Boundaries are important in raising children Open communication is an important part of any relationship More important than validation is knowing and being known Taking small steps to intimacy People share too much, we need to be more modest Imparting values and interests on your family Understanding your intrinsic passion vs. your extrinsic motivation When you decide to take your own path… commit to it 100% Pursuing your passion is the essence of happiness Why Tal created the field of happiness studies Learn to embrace and accept your anxiety not reject it Have more of an impact on our happiness levels Create daily rituals to express gratitude Knowing that your life is going to end / facing death Reading a book on happiness won’t make you happier… you need to practice Show sponsor: Organifi

    408: Andy Hnilo on Biohacking Your Way to Better Skin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 82:15


    Andy Hnilo (IG: @andyhnilo) is former athlete, model, and actor that had his life turned upside down. On March 20th, 2011, he was struck by a series of large vehicles while crossing a busy street, a trauma that caused seven broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and an extreme compound fracture. Determined to come back even stronger, Andy was able to be back on the runway in less than 3 months. He was able to heal his skin by immersing himself in a diligent skincare routine that included a mineral-rich blend of four clays, organic superfoods, and nutrient-dense ingredients: a process that healed his body. Andy is now the founder and CEO of Alitura, which makes life-changing skin care products with organic superfoods. In this episode, we discuss: Opening up the creative mind Setting your intentions for the day The coach that instilled Andy's athlete mindset Choosing which dream to move forward with… baseball or acting? The life threatening accident that changed the course of Andy’s life Dealing with cystic acne in high school sparked an interest in natural health The healing protocol Andy followed after his accident Being grateful for a second chance at life Focus on what you have rather than what happened to you Hearing “you’ll never do this again” was the motivation Andy needed to thrive Practicing intrinsic motivation Creating a clay mask to heal Andy's abrasions and scars Partnering up with Dave Asprey to launch Alitura The challenges of finding trusted manufacturers Why Andy won’t accept anything less than perfection Necessity is the mother of invention Avoiding burnout by making time for your daily routine Andy’s recipe for Bulletproof Coffee What Andy eats when he breaks his intermittent fast Andy’s daily supplement routine The healing power of consuming organ meats Foods to consume that nourish your skin from the inside out Drinking mineral water naturally revitalizes your skin Getting started with Alitura products Show sponsor: Paleovalley


    407: Melissa Ambrosini on How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Be Genuinely Happy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 75:52

    Melissa Ambrosini (IG: @melissaambrosini) is a bestselling author and was named a “Self-Help Guru” by Elle Magazine. She’s the host of The Melissa Ambrosini Show, where she shares her wisdom and interviews the biggest thought leaders and experts in the world to help her audience unlock their full potential and live their dream life. Today we're discussing Melissa's new book, Comparisonitis: How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Be Genuinely Happy. In this episode, we discuss: Pregnancy to parenthood, the next chapter Consciously trying to conceive for 18 months How to heal your Comparisonitis The ACES Technique Examples of healthy comparison vs. toxic comparison Don’t compare yourself to someone else Children learn by watching us After Melissa hit rock bottom she made it her mission to heal How yoga & meditation inspired Melissa to grow and evolve The book that changed Melissa's life The realization that we’re all comparing ourselves to everyone else Why Melissa & Nick shelved the book they were writing together Stop taking your phone to the toilet We need to stay in our own lane How much time are you spending on social media each day? Plan a social media free Sunday Social media is everyone’s highlight reel Delete the word perfect/perfection from your vocabulary Do more things that make you forget to look at your phone Know your core values Data shows we spend 6 years on social media and 10 years on our phones Exposing children to smartphones stunts their growth The tactics social media platforms use to keep you online A behind the scenes look at social media influencers Follow people who inspire you People commonly compare themselves to... Stop shaming parents and ourselves Let go of feeling guilty Comparison is detrimental to our mental health Show sponsor: LMNT

    406: Laura Prepon on Healing With Real Food

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 63:22

    Laura Prepon (IG: @lauraprepon) is a versatile actress and a New York Times bestselling author. She made her television debut on the long running sitcom "That 70's Show.” Laura can be seen in the hit Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black.” She recently teamed up with HSN to present “PrepOn Kitchen,” an exclusive collection thoughtfully designed to make preparing your meals easy, attainable, and fun. In this episode, we discuss: Laura struggling with digestive issues, weight gain and low energy in her early 20’s Food as medicine Reading and researching helped Laura hone her food philosophy Motherhood isn’t talked about the way it should be Eating small meals throughout the day spikes your insulin Laura’s version of intermittent fasting Bone broth is a game changer Spreading meals 5 hours apart The importance of eating organic and non-GMO foods Why Laura always brings her own food to set Putting energy into food prepping Trying to chew each bite of food 30 times Make your life sustainable Laura grew up with a love for food Inspiring people to adopt healthy habits Cooking shouldn’t be stressful Being supportive without being preachy PrepOn Kitchen was inspired by real life kitchen solutions Show sponsor: Four Sigmatic

    405: Henry Shukman on Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 76:05

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/henryshukman405 Henry Shukman (IG: @henryshukman) is a Zen Master and is the Guiding Teacher at Mountain Cloud Zen Center. He’s dedicated to what he sees as core Zen training — clarifying our "original nature," following the eight-fold path, and living in love, freedom and deep responsiveness. Henry is also a writer and poet who has published nine books to date, of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Today we're discussing his memoir, One Blade of Grass. In this episode, we discuss: Henry’s memoir, One Blade of Grass What are shame attack exercises? How do we heal a lack of self-acceptance? Learning to love yourself Everyone can meditate, if they want to Meditation apps... good or bad? Classic meditation is not guided What on earth is this thing called awakening? Henry’s meditation practice helped heal his eczema Transcendental meditation (TM) can help you feel refreshed Henry's first taste of meditation at age 14 Leaving school to become a travelling writer Henry’s awakening experience The path to Zen Seeing through the veil Different levels of consciousness Sudden awakening vs. gradual awakening Being more accepting of the way things are Letting love guide you Freeing yourself of greed and envy Show sponsor: Organifi

    404: Dr. Steven Gundry on Boosting Your Mental and Physical Energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 87:57

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/drstevengundry404 Dr. Steven Gundry (IG: @drstevengundry) is one of the world’s top cardiothoracic surgeons and a pioneer in nutrition, as well as medical director at The International Heart and Lung Institute Center for Restorative Medicine. He's the author of many New York Times bestselling books and is the founder of Gundry MD, a line of wellness products and supplements. Today we're focusing in on Dr. Gundry's latest book, The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone. In this episode, we discuss: We are in an energy crisis Being tired is not normal Autoimmune disease is always associated with fatigue Leaky gut underlies chronic diseases & autoimmune diseases Eating the Standard American Diet is the perfect way to produce leaky gut Lectins cause leaky gut LPS (lipopolysaccharides) are bacterial particles that promote inflammation Lectins in peanuts and other foods we need to be aware of The microbiome is a major defence against lectins Why people living with an autoimmune disease should eat lectin-free Should you cut out 100% of the gluten from your diet? What are postbiotics? Farts are an important communication system Fiber is converted into postbiotics Insoluble fiber irritates the lining of your gut Examples of soluble fiber Polyphenols are prebiotics Olive oil is rich in polyphenols Melatonin supports your mitochondria Eating whole foods helps your mitochondria from getting overwhelmed Time restricted eating/intermittent fasting gives your mitochondria a break Butyrate stimulates mitochondria biogenesis Why Dr. Gundry chooses to eat within a 2-hour eating window How to become metabolically flexible in 6 weeks You'll have more energy exercising on an empty stomach Needing energy drinks is a warning sign from your body Show sponsor: Organifi

    403: Dr. Tom O'Bryan - You Can Fix Your Brain

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 103:28


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drtomobryan403 Dr. Tom O’Bryan (@IG @dr.tomobryan) is an author and recognized world expert on gluten and its impact on health. He is an internationally recognized and sought after speaker and workshop leader. Dr. Tom holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. He has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world. Today we're discussing Dr. Tom's latest book, You Can Fix Your Brain: Just 1 Hour a Week to the Best Memory, Productivity, and Sleep You've Ever Had. In this episode, we discuss: All disease begins with a leaky gut 80% of all diseases are not caused by your genes The most common environmental triggers are what's on the end of your fork How being exposed to air pollution as a kid led to getting a cataract later in life What is epigenetics? Eat the colours of the rainbow Building a healthy, diverse microbiome Recommended testing for finding imbalances in your microbiome Leaky gut (aka intestinal permeability) explained People living with autoimmune conditions need to address their gut & diet You get transient intestinal permeability every time you eat wheat Understanding what a wheat related disorder is Top recommended test for wheat, gluten, leaky gut & celiac disease 50% of celiacs have a sensitivity to corn Allocating one hour a week, every week to learning something new Storing food in glass containers to eliminate phthalate exposure The 5 pillars to developing chronic inflammatory diseases Why you should only run your dishwasher at night Shower heads accumulating bacteria and what to do about it Find out what foods are causing dysbiosis Eating prebiotic foods & fermented veggies increases the good bacteria in your gut Intestinal alkaline phosphatase (iap) is the most important enzyme Why an apple a day keeps the doctor away Colostrum is nature's way of healing a leaky gut LPS (lipopolysaccharides) trigger bad bacteria in your gut The relationship between the blood brain barrier and leaky gut You can fix your brain Show sponsor: LMNT


    402: Dr. Caroline Leaf on Eliminating Anxiety, Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts by Managing Your Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 91:06

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/drcarolineleaf402 Dr. Caroline Leaf (IG: @drcarolineleaf) is a bestselling author, communication pathologist, and cognitive neuroscientist. Since the early 1980s she’s researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. Caroline was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. Her new book is Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking. In this episode, we discuss: Your mind can change your brain Cleaning up your mental mess Your mind is always with you Thinking, feeling, choosing The gravitational field of your mind Thoughts look like trees inside your brain Depression & anxiety are not mental illnesses The psychological side vs. quantum physics of the mind Behaviour change occurs in cycles of 63 days People are dying 8 to 25 younger from preventable lifestyle diseases Addiction is a response to try and deal with pain When toxic thoughts aren’t dealt with they increase inflammation in the body Acknowledge patterns in your life It’s ok to make a mess Understanding the differences between the wise mind and a messy mind Practice self regulation You have to go beyond mindfulness to awareness The brain mapping study The 5 steps of the neurocycle Start to gather awareness How to use neurocycling to break a smoking addiction Metacog is a way of writing Reconceptualize the toxic patterns Treating mental health with mind management and therapy Never be scared to ask for help, but also learn to help yourself Show sponsor: Organifi

    401: Danielle Walker on Finding Health After Being Diagnosed With an Autoimmune Disease

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 84:17


    Danielle Walker (IG: @daniellewalker) is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author, health advocate, wellness expert and self-trained chef. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at age 22 and suffering for many years, Danielle found health through dietary and lifestyle changes. Inspired by her own health journey, Danielle shares her gluten-free recipes on her blog, Against All Grain as a beacon of hope for others. For over a decade she has been a pioneer in advocating for a grain and gluten free lifestyle, having earned a spot on the coveted Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2015. Danielle regularly shares her health journey, recipes and expert tips on the TODAY Show, The Doctors, and many other nationally syndicated shows. Her work has been featured in People, O Magazine, USA Today, and more. In this episode, we discuss: Being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 22 Incorporating dietary and lifestyle changes into Danielle's healing journey Stress causes flare ups Having a supportive family during a health crisis Prolonged symptoms from ulcerative colitis can cause organs to shut down Danielle’s life-threatening trip to Uganda Managing an eating disorder Going gluten-free A general overview of the SCD and GAPS diets Danielle’s husband reaped the health benefits of switching his diet too The difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease The origin story behind Danielle’s blog, Against All Grain Why some women with autoimmune diseases go into remission during pregnancy Managing ulcerative colitis flare ups postpartum The benefits of eating an anti-inflammatory diet Danielle's inspirations during her health journey Turning Against All Grain into a successful business Danielle’s passion for recipe creation and drive to help her community Growing up with an entrepreneurial spirit The need and creating Link in Profile and Tap Bio Sharing personal grief from pregnancy and infant loss How to provide support for others dealing with loss It’s ok to say their name Show sponsor: Paleovalley


    400: Dr. Paul Saladino on The Carnivore Code

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 79:38


    Dr. Paul Saladino (IG: @carnivoremd) is the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable. In addition to Paul's personal podcast, Fundamental Health, he can be found featured on numerous other podcasts. Paul's book is The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to our Ancestral Diet. In this episode, we discuss: What is the nose to tail carnivore diet? Paul’s health is thriving on an animal based diet Studying the diet of the Hadza hunter-gatherer people The raw vegan diet and then eating paleo didn’t heal Paul’s eczema Including honey on the carnivore diet How reintroducing squash caused Paul's eczema to return The plant toxicity spectrum Animal defence mechanisms vs. plant defence chemicals Plant seeds are full of digestive enzyme inhibitors Spinach is not your friend Paul’s daily time restricted feeding window What to do if you experience muscle cramps or heart palpitations on the carnivore diet Eating the fruit of the plant not vegetables (roots, stems, & leaves) There are nutrients not found in plant foods Heme iron is required to correct anemia Consuming 4-6 ounces of liver a week is totally safe Your body craves animal meat more than plant food How to include organ meats into your daily routine The reason Paul created Heart and Soil What Paul eats in a day Source good quality meat from regenerative farms Aim for “grass fed, grass finished” meat not “grain finished” There is no evidence to support that cows contribute to climate change Hunting and the beautiful cycle of life Eating foods celebrated by our ancestors The benefits of colostrum Coffee is a plant seed… and why you shouldn't drink it A plant molecule is a medication with a side effect Show sponsor: BiOptimizers


    399: Arianna Huffington on Ending Burnout and Increasing Well-Being With Microsteps

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 50:09


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/ariannahuffington399 Arianna Huffington (IG: @ariannahuff) is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a leading behaviour change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success. She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In this episode, we discuss: How hard it is to change behaviours Microsteps are based on the 60 second concept The judgement free zone Picking a time of day to unplug and recharge There is no microstep too small When we feel successful, we want to do better Having an accountability buddy for inspiration and motivation Failure is a stepping stone to success Be open to possibilities Connecting with your intuition Heartbreak leads to some of the best things in our lives Working mothers are struggling during the pandemic Arianna’s success as a writer to starting The Huffington Post and Thrive Global What is habit stacking? Sleep is a keystone habit The value of downtime Arianna being diagnosed with burnout in 2007 We need 7-9 hours of sleep A power nap can restore you If you can breathe, you can meditate Mindfulness as part of your busy day The difference between stacking microsteps and multitasking Arianna’s 30 minute transition before sleep Keep improving your habits every day Giving yourself a break Getting creative with our addictions Show sponsors: Organifi


    398: Matthew McConaughey on Catching More Greenlights, the Impermanence of Life, & Writing Your Own Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 76:55

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/matthewmcconaughey398 Matthew McConaughey (IG: @officiallymcconaughey) is an Academy Award-winning actor, married man, a father of three children, and a loyal son and brother. In October of last year he released Greenlights, an unconventional memoir that was born out of diaries he’s been keeping for the last 35 years. It’s a guide to catching more greenlights in life and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. It's also a love letter to life. In this episode, we discuss: The aftermath from the Texas winter storm crisis How COVID-19 gave us a new sense of purpose Go write your own story The restrictions of being a celebrity The day Matthew got famous Appreciating the moment Being the pilot of your choices Documenting the existential question of "why?" through journaling Write the headline first and living your story The art of living Fatigue is one of the greatest enemies The book that kept Matthew anchored How Matthew landed his role in Dazed and Confused Creating the character Wooderson Three affirmations… alright, alright, alright The death of Matthew’s dad taught him to just keep livin What’s your eulogy? The impermanence of life Chasing our better selves Show sponsors: BLUblox

    397: Dr. Jud Brewer on Unwinding Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 79:32

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drjudbrewer397 Dr. Jud Brewer (IG: @dr.jud) is an internationally renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He is an associate professor in the School of Public Health, and Medical School at Brown University. Jud's 2016 TED talk, "A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit," has been viewed over 16 million times. He has trained Olympic athletes and coaches, government ministers and business leaders. Jud's first book, The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits, was published in over 16 languages. Today, we’re discussing his new book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind. In this episode, we discuss: Jud's lightbulb moment How mindfulness can help with anxiety The three gear approach to anxiety Anxiety and panic defined Anxiety as a habit Understanding the trigger, behaviour, and reward Start mapping out your habit loops Is your anxiety making you productive? Make sure that you're proving causation rather than correlation The increase in anxiety and mental health issues during the pandemic Differentiating a rational response from clinical anxiety Learning to be comfortable with discomfort Bring awareness to your behaviours The behaviour result relationship drives future behaviour Is worrying actually solving the problem? What is the default mode network? Uncertainty doesn’t mean danger The gold standard treatment for anxiety Finding a bigger better offer (BBO) that doesn’t become habituated Deprivation curiosity can help us map out habit loops Interest curiosity is the joy of discovery Changing your relationship with your thoughts, emotions, and feelings Making kindness and gratitude a habit A growth mindset leads us into open states Using meditation and mindfulness to see habit patterns Research focusing on identifying psychological phenotypes Dr. Jud recalls his mental process from a recent surfing experience Differentiating between the comfort zone and growth zone Staying kind and curious Show sponsors: Paleovalley

    396: Cal Newport - A World Without Email Is Coming

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 79:54


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/calnewport396 Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, where he specializes in the theory of distributed systems, as well as a New York Times bestselling author who writes for a broader audience about the intersection of technology and culture. He’s the author of seven books, including Digital Minimalism and Deep Work, which have been published in over thirty languages. Cal’s also a regular contributor on these topics to national publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Wired, and is a frequent guest on NPR. His blog, Study Hacks, which he’s been publishing since 2007, attracts over three million visits a year and his podcast, Deep Questions with Cal Newport, has just surpassed 1 million downloads after launching in May 2020. Today we're discussing topics from Cal's latest book, A World Without Email. In this episode, we discuss: A world without email The importance of undistracted focus The history of email What is the hyperactive hive mind? The influence of smartphones on email response times Solve the problem by fixing the processes Clarity trumps accessibility Knowledge work is different than industrial work When the hive mind style of interaction works Process redesign is a pain in the short-term but worth it in the long-term The older model of doing less The artificial way of collaborating It’s a cognitive catastrophe to check your inbox & Slack every 5-6 minutes Set up a communication protocol The misinterpretation of email communication How to resolve inbox ping-pong Email filters vs. email autoresponders Overhaul your email inbox How to deal with non-interactive emails Email addresses should be tied to a function not an individual Setting boundaries for responding to emails It’s the workflow, not the inbox Cal’s recommendations for scheduling software The future of communication & productivity Show sponsors: BLUblox


    395: Rachel Hollis on Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 62:13


    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/rachelhollis395 Rachel Hollis (IG: @msrachelhollis) laid the foundation for her lifestyle brand and media company with the same unfiltered honesty and staunch inclusivity that made her a two-time #1 New York Times bestselling author. She connects with a highly engaged and growing global audience who treasures her transparency and optimism. Rachel is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers, plays host to one of today's top podcasts, and is a proud working mama of four who uses her platform to empower and embolden women around the world. In this episode, we discuss: 2020... how we all "Didn’t See That Coming" Rachel’s leap into becoming an entrepreneur Your emotional health has everything to do with the health of your business What is your Enneagram type? Achievers are successful in business but can fall into burnout The success & challenges of Girl, Wash your Face in 2018 Thoughts on social media and exposing kids to fame Where Rachel’s hustle and drive came from Going from fiction to nonfiction and knowing who your reader is Starting out as a blogger and sharing her personal experience with Bell’s Palsy Lean into vulnerability The healthiest way to engage with social media is not consuming the feedback Finding moments to laugh during pain & grief Rachel’s recipe for self-care The beauty of a daily morning routine Journaling feels like therapy Focusing on a whole foods diet Holy basil/tulsi is a calming adaptogen Rachel’s daily supplement routine Working towards a physical challenge is powerful for women Organized parenting helps you be present Visualizing keeps you focused on where you want to go Learning to let go 2020 was the most brutal year of Rachel’s life Keep putting one foot in front of the other Believe in abundance Related links: Rachel Hollis - Didn't See That Coming (book) Rachel Hollis' website Follow Rachel Hollis on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Rachel Hollis - Girl, Stop Apologizing (book) Rachel Hollis - Girl, Wash Your Face (book) Rachel Hollis (books) The Rachel Hollis Podcast Hollis Co. Start Today Big Heart Tea Related episodes: 362: Lori Gottlieb – Maybe You Should Talk To Someone 331: Cathy Heller – Don’t Keep Your Day Job 298: Kate Northrup – Do Less, Surrender Your Control, Yoga Nidra 283: Katie Wells aka Wellness Mama – Maintaining A Healthy Family, Home & Business 151: Marie Forleo – Exercise Boosts Your Productivity & Creativity • Trust Your Intuition • Create Before You Consume Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!


    394: Dr. Ben Lynch on Rewriting Your Genetic Destiny

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 91:56


    Dr. Ben Lynch (IG: @drbenlynch) is the bestselling author of Dirty Genes and a leader in the field of nutrigenomics. He's also president of Seeking Health, an innovative company providing supplements, courses, and tools designed to help people overcome genetic dysfunction and optimize health. In this episode, we discuss: How the PBS show A Tale of Two Mice dramatically changed the direction of Ben’s life Growing up on a ranch working with sick and infertile animals Taking a year off university to backpack overseas Ben’s health started to deteriorate in India and how Ayurvedic medicine helped heal him His personal account of volunteering for Mother Teresa If you don’t have perspective how can you have empathy? Too much comfort makes people complacent The integrity behind Seeking Health supplements 3 years of research went into creating Seeking Health's prenatal vitamin Children watch every move you make and learn by your actions Ben wants to teach his sons the value of travel How seeing an Ayurvedic practitioner changed Ben’s perspective on health Intermittent fasting 12 to 16 hours a day is part of a healthy lifestyle It’s ok to have dirty genes as long as you know how to clean them up You have to know what your core values are Ben’s journey through college, running a landscaping business, & studying Naturopathic medicine Realizing we are in control of our genes and how they express themselves Dirty genes we are born with vs. genes that are acting dirty The human body doesn’t want to waste resources on genetic expression Air pollution has a negative impact on your genes Environmental factors are a risk for infertility Why you should get the air and water quality tested in your home How to decrease EMFs in your home Avoidance is key - stop bringing toxins into your home Recommended air and furnace filters for your home Why air duct cleaning is important Setting a reminder to replace your filters Indoor air is more toxic than outdoor air Buy wood furniture or second hand furniture that has off-gassed Rewrite your genes Show sponsors: Organifi


    393: Dr. Will Cole on Intuitive Fasting to Recharge Your Metabolism and Renew Your Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 84:09

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drwillcole393 Dr. Will Cole (IG: @drwillcole) is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He just launched a new podcast, The Art of Being Well. Will is the bestselling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum. His upcoming book, Intuitive Fasting, shows how to use the powerful benefits of flexible intermittent fasting to gain metabolic flexibility and find food peace. In this episode, we discuss: The paradox of Intuitive Fasting What is metabolic flexibility? Will’s flexible 4-week fasting plan The 12/12 eating approach Your gut microbiome has a circadian rhythm Time-restricted feeding (TRF) is a type of intermittent fasting Earl grey tea has been shown to support autophagy Will’s typical day of eating/fasting Practicing the art of intuition Fasting for men vs. women Water fasts help people reset who are suffering from IBD, autoimmune, and food reactions Tea is the perfect fasting tool Will’s thoughts on coffee, fats, and collagen during a fast The benefits of MCT oil Should you take exogenous ketones? Fasting is free Will stumbled upon fasting during his teenage years The commonality between intermittent fasting and ketogenic diets Fasting resets and reconnects us Using eating and fasting windows as a mindfulness practice When friends/family aren’t supportive of your fasting lifestyle Chronic caloric restriction is not the same as fasting Break longer fasts The OMAD approach = one meal a day Why electrolytes are beneficial when fasting Building a community of intuitive fasters The most common challenge people experience when they start fasting Show sponsors: Organifi

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