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Weigh In with Gina
Let's Talk Water with Dr. Andrew Feifer

Weigh In with Gina

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 45:37


In this live segment, Gina chats all things water with Dr. Andrew Feifer, MD. Dr. Feifer is a urologic oncology surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. They discuss the health benefits of proper hydration and how water can help with weight loss.If you are in the Winter 2023 program, you can check out the full video here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/ginalivywinter2023Topics covered:Why water is importantWhy some need more water and some need less Issues with dehydration Over-hydration or under-hydration - which is more concerning?Why you urinate more when you drink moreUrinating frequently when hydrated - caffeine and alcoholDoes age make a difference with bladder function/pelvic health Weak bladder or indication of something else How detrimental is it to hold you pee Why do you have to urinate more when you "break the seal" Discussion on a Study out regarding more water and living longer Water and sodium - too much and not enough Does the type of water you drink make a difference Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Access To Anyone with Michael Roderick
Conversations in Healing With Eziah Syed

Access To Anyone with Michael Roderick

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 30:32


Eziah Syed is the Co-founder and CEO of Mend Labs, a life sciences and digital health company on a mission to improve societal health and healthcare delivery. Eziah has experience in product innovation, and previously held the role of Associate Director of Global Strategy and Innovation at Deloitte, Vice President of Head of Payment Products and Business Development at Dynamics Inc., and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Citi. He is a graduate of McMaster University with a bachelor's in psychology and Western University with his MBA. In this episode… When you're tired of waiting for medical healing, what can you do? Eziah Syed knows firsthand that your body needs more nourishment than the baseline to heal after trauma. How can you connect with the people purchasing your products?  When you have any type of trauma, whether it's small or large, it increases your body's metabolic demands by as much as 25%. Formalized nutritional interventions can help to support healing and recovery. After building his brand, Eziah has some helpful truths for emerging entrepreneurs. Pay attention to value and authenticity, and no matter your endeavor, do it with passion.  In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with Eziah Syed, Co-founder and CEO of Mend Labs, to discuss why relationship building is a powerful tool. Eziah talks about nutritional components of healing, words of wisdom for entrepreneurs, and how authentic passion lends itself to credence and credibility.

The Stem Cell Podcast
Ep. 234: “Engineered Tissue Assembly” Featuring Dr. Boyang Zhang

The Stem Cell Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 70:29


Dr. Boyang Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. His lab uses advanced biofabrication techniques to build human micro-tissue models for predictive drug discovery and to construct functional macro-tissues for tissue regeneration in patients. He talks about building microfluidic devices for biological applications and using machine learning to study organoid morphology. He also talks about his team's high-throughput system for vascularizing tissue spheroids and his experience starting a company to commercialize this technology.

Balance Matters: A neuro physical therapist’s journey to make “Sense” of Balance
Neurorehabilitation Perspectives with Dr. Julie Vaughan-Graham

Balance Matters: A neuro physical therapist’s journey to make “Sense” of Balance

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 66:32


Great discussion on neurorehabilitation perspectives.  We discussed are we addressing the client's perspective?  What does the client want and what is their needs vs. what we think may be important.  In neurorehabilitation, the therapist is interested in how the person completes the activity, not just the task completion.  We talked the importance of observation skills and dived deeper into the Bobath model and current research, as well as compensatory movements, movement synergies and sensory integration.    Bio: Julie Vaughan-Graham PT, PhDAdvanced IBITA Instructor (Honorary Life Member 2020)Founder, Physio-Logic and iNeuroRehabAssistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaAdjunct Lecturer, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, CanadaJulie graduated from St. Thomas' Hospital, London, England in 1986 and has worked in the area of neurorehabilitation since 1988.  Julie emigrated to Toronto in 1991, initially taking a position at Lyndhurst, Spinal Cord Injury Centre, and then later opening her own private community neurorehabilitation practice, Physio-Logic, in Toronto in 1993.  Julie completed her MSc in Neurological Rehabilitation at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK in 2010, and her PhD at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto in 2016.  Julie has had a number of post-doctoral positions and she holds an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) position in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University and, an Adjunct Lecturer appointment in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.Julie recently founded iNeuroRehab, an e-learning platform for clinicians.  She is an Advanced IBITA instructor, and instructs post-graduate clinical neurorehabilitation courses across Canada and internationally.Articles we discussed and published by Dr. Vaughan-GrahamAfter 55 Years of Neurorehabilitation, What Is the Plan? - PubMed (nih.gov)Motor Control: A Conceptual Framework for Rehabilitation in: Motor Control Volume 26 Issue 4 (2022) (humankinetics.com)Vaughan-Graham, J., Patterson, K., Brooks, D., Zabjek, K., & Cott, C. (2019). Transitions sit to stand and stand to sit in persons post-stroke: Path of centre of mass, pelvic and limb loading – A pilot study. Clinical Biomechanics, 61, 22-30. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.11.004http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026800331830620X Michielsen, M., Vaughan-Graham, J., Holland, A., Magri, A., & Suzuki, M. (2017). The Bobath concept – a model to illustrate clinical practice. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-13. doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1417496https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1417496https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09638288.2017.1417496 Vaughan-Graham, J., Patterson, K., Zabjek, K., & Cott, C. (2017). Conceptualizing movement by expert Bobath instructors in neurological rehabilitation. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 23(6), 1153-1163. doi:10.1111/jep.12742https://doi-org.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/10.1111/jep.12742

Breaking Brave with Marilyn Barefoot
Four time Olympic Medalist SILKEN LAUMANN on overcoming profound adversity after her accident, perseverance, the triumph of the human spirit, and so much more!

Breaking Brave with Marilyn Barefoot

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 58:04


From broken bones and shredded muscle to Olympic glory… Silken's story is one of courage, perseverance and the triumph of the human spirit.In May 1992, just 10 weeks before the Olympic Games, Silken Laumann was injured in a brutal rowing accident that left her right leg shattered and useless. Reigning world champion in Single Sculls rowing, Silken was told by doctors she might never row again.Twenty-seven days, five operations, and countless hours of gruelling rehabilitation later, Silken was back in her shell, ready to pursue her Olympic dream. When the starter's pistol rang out on August 2, 1992, Silken made the greatest comeback in Canadian sports history, winning the bronze medal for Canada, and capturing the hearts of a nation.Silken retired from rowing in 1999 with three Olympic medals, and since then has continued to inspire, encouraging people to dream, live in the moment and embrace failure as a stepping stone to success.“In ten weeks she made the greatest comeback in Canadian sports history, becoming a symbol of hope to all.” The Montreal GazetteOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS, HONOURS1996 Silver Medal – Atlanta Olympics 1992 Bronze Medal – Barcelona Olympics1991 World Champion – Single Sculls Rowing1987 Gold Medal - Pan American Games (Single Sculls)1984 Bronze Medal – Los Angeles OlympicsHonorary Doctorates: University of Victoria (1994), McMaster University (1994), University of Windsor (1997), Laurentian University (1998), Western University (2013)2015 Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame2010 BC's Top 100 Women of Influence2007 CAAWS Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity2006 Globe and Mail list of Most Influential Women in Canada2006 Women's Executive Network - Most Powerful Women: Top 1002006 CAAWS Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity2004 Inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame2004 Etobicoke Rotarians Lifetime Achievement Award2003 CAAWS Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity2003 Canadian Institute of Child Health Award2003 National Child Day Award2002 Queens Golden Jubilee Medal1999 Inducted into Mississauga Hall of Fame1999 Mississauga Sports Award1999 FISA's Thomas Keller Award - Outstanding Career in Rowing1998 Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame1997 Wilma Rudolph Courage Award (first non-American to receive the award)1995 Canadian Olympic Order1994 Meritorious Service Cross1993 Mississauga Civil Award of Merit1993 Canadian Olympic Association Award of Merit1992 Harry Jerome Comeback Award1992 Victoria Athlete of Year1991 & 1992 Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year1991 Lou Marsh Award - Canada's Outstanding Athlete1984, 1990, 1991 & 1992 Ontario Athlete of the Year1984, 1988 & 1992 Mississauga Athlete of the Year--This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by:SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to https://soulsnacks.ca/ and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​&CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here:...

Ask Dr. Drew
6ft Social Distancing "Made Up" Says HHS Insider Dr. Paul E. Alexander w/ Dr. Kelly Victory – Ask Dr. Drew – Episode 169

Ask Dr. Drew

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 76:42


“I was there,” says Dr. Paul E. Alexander, recalling the room of medical authorities in charge of the frantic early-2020 response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Alexander says he resisted the proposals of “social distancing” and “lockdowns” but was ignored, despite his extensive experience in epidemiology. Now the former science advisor to the HHS alleges that the media and CDC – in decisions motivated by politics – ignored data showing immense harm was being inflicted upon millions of kids by lockdowns and school closures. “All we did was we shifted the burden of morbidity and mortality,” says Dr. Alexander, “from the affluent persons in society… to the poor in society, the marginalized. Women suffered with lockdowns.” Dr. Paul E. Alexander holds a PhD and has graduate-level training and experience in epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, and research methodology. Dr. Alexander is a former Assistant Professor at McMaster University in evidence-based medicine and research methods; former COVID Pandemic evidence-synthesis consultant advisor to WHO Geneva-PAHO Washington, DC (2020), and former senior advisor to COVID Pandemic policy in Health and Human Services. Follow Dr. Alexander at DrPaulAlexander.com 「 SPONSORED BY 」 • BIRCH GOLD - Don't let your savings lose value. You can own physical gold and silver in a tax-sheltered retirement account, and Birch Gold will help you do it. Claim your free, no obligation info kit from Birch Gold at https://birchgold.com/drew • GENUCEL - Using a proprietary base formulated by a pharmacist, Genucel has created skincare that can dramatically improve the appearance of facial redness and under-eye puffiness. Genucel uses clinical levels of botanical extracts in their cruelty-free, natural, made-in-the-USA line of products. Get 10% off with promo code DREW at https://genucel.com/drew 「 MEDICAL NOTE 」 The CDC states that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and reduce your risk of severe illness. Hundreds of millions of people have received a COVID-19 vaccine, and serious adverse reactions are uncommon. Dr. Drew is a board-certified physician and Dr. Kelly Victory is a board-certified emergency specialist. Portions of this program will examine countervailing views on important medical issues. You should always consult your personal physician before making any decisions about your health.  「 ABOUT the SHOW 」 Ask Dr. Drew is produced by Kaleb Nation (https://kalebnation.com) and Susan Pinsky (https://twitter.com/firstladyoflove). This show is for entertainment and/or informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 「 WITH DR. KELLY VICTORY 」 Dr. Kelly Victory MD is a board-certified trauma and emergency specialist with over 30 years of clinical experience. She served as CMO for Whole Health Management, delivering on-site healthcare services for Fortune 500 companies. She holds a BS from Duke University and her MD from the University of North Carolina. Follow her at https://earlycovidcare.org and https://twitter.com/DrKellyVictory. 「 GEAR PROVIDED BY 」 • BLUE MICS - Find your best sound at https://drdrew.com/blue • ELGATO - See how Elgato's lights transformed Dr. Drew's set: https://drdrew.com/sponsors/elgato/ 「 ABOUT DR. DREW 」 For over 30 years, Dr. Drew has answered questions and offered guidance to millions through popular shows like Celebrity Rehab (VH1), Dr. Drew On Call (HLN), Teen Mom OG (MTV), and the iconic radio show Loveline. Now, Dr. Drew is opening his phone lines to the world by streaming LIVE from his home studio. Watch all of Dr. Drew's latest shows at https://drdrew.tv

Altus Insights Podcast Series
2022 CRE Market in Review – Perspectives on capital markets and office

Altus Insights Podcast Series

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 26:40


Date: January 13, 2023Name of podcast:  Altus Insights Podcast SeriesEpisode title and number: Episode 14 – 2022 CRE Market in Review – Perspectives on capital markets and officeEpisode summary: Raymond Wong is joined by special guests, Wendy Waters, VP or Research Services at GWL Realty Advisors and Phil Stone, Principal and Head of Canadian Research at BentallGreenOak, to review the 2022 Canadian CRE market and take a look ahead to what is potentially in store for the market in 2023. Mentioned in this episode:·         End of the office? Not so fast.Panelists in this episode:·         Raymond Wong is the Vice President of Data Operations for Altus Group's Data Solutions team.   Overseeing 60+ researchers across Canada, Ray's primary responsibility is to ensure data collection is all encompassing, reliable and accurate and that it adheres to the Altus Group data governance guidelines.  Ray works closely with both internal and external clients to ensure the information meets their needs and that it is both accurate and timely.  He also regularly presents on key market trends to clients and at industry events. ·         Wendy Waters is Vice President, Research Services & Strategy at GWL Realty Advisors (GWLRA), an institutional real estate manager and developer with over $17 Billion in assets under management across office, industrial, retail and rental apartments.  Based in Vancouver, she leads the company's research function, which provides strategic analysis to support the performance of existing portfolios as well as grow the real estate investments managed.  She has over 20 years of experience in real estate research, 16 of them with GWLRA.  Wendy and her research team focus on the economic, demographic and social drivers of real estate performance as well as capital flow, financial inputs and market trends that shape returns. Their work also includes analyzing how urban and metropolitan spaces evolve long term, as well as monitoring shifting demand patterns. ·         Phil Stone is a Principal and Head of Canadian Research at BentallGreenOak. In this role, he synthesizes macroeconomic, demographic, capital market and space market trends to deliver actionable insights. In collaboration with the investment management team, he helps set client strategies and implement tactics to target and invest.     Phil has over 15 years of experience within the commercial real estate industry in various roles within investment management. He has experience in research, valuation, asset management, and portfolio management, having spent his career with several prominent commercial real estate firms in the private, public and institutional space.     Phil holds an Honours B.Comm from McMaster University and a UBC/AIC Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation (PGCV) from the University of British Columbia. He is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and sits on the REALPAC Research Advisory Committee and the REALPAC Canada Property Index Committee.Key topics:·         04:26 - Perspectives on the capital markets·         09:37 - Have thoughts changed on the trajectory of the market?·         12:12 - Perspectives on the office market·         17:58 - Price adjustments for office?·         20:38 - Will ESG contribute to costly changes for older properties?·         22:21 - What types of amenities are desired in today's office propertiesSign up to receive our Altus InDepth Newsletter

The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Audio)
Who Is This Economy Working For?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 33:26


The Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) predicts that Canada will be the worst performing advanced economy over the next decade. Wages have been virtually stagnant for 50 years, while the top 20 per cent of households hold almost 70 per cent of all the net worth in the country. It begs the question: Who is this economy working for? To help us understand, we welcome: Vass Bednar, public policy professor at McMaster University; Bret House, economist and professor at Columbia Business School and Fellow with the Public Policy Forum; Sunil Johal, professor, Public Policy and Society, University of Toronto and Vice-President, Public Policy with the CSA Group; and Kaylie Tiessen, labour economist, Unifor; and Graeme Moffat, senior fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pedscases.com: Pediatrics for Medical Students
Approach to a Newborn Born to a Mother with Limited Antenatal Care

Pedscases.com: Pediatrics for Medical Students

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 21:00


This podcast will discuss the approach to a newborn born to a mother with limited antenatal care.  It will review the components of antenatal care, identify investigations to consider for the mother and newborn, and the optimal timeline for the investigations. The podcast was created by Surabhi Sivaratnam, a fourth-year medical student at the McMaster University, with the support of Dr. Matthew Purser, a pediatrician at Grand River Hospital and Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Pedscases.com: Pediatrics for Medical Students
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

Pedscases.com: Pediatrics for Medical Students

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 12:08


This podcast presents an overview of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). It will cover the basic anatomy of growth plates in addition to the clinical presentation, differential diagnoses, investigations, treatments and complications of SCFE. It was developed by Reva Qiu, a second-year medical student at McMaster University, and Dr. Waleed Kishta, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the McMaster University Medical Centre.

Bill Kelly Show
Canada's top soldier confronts list of concerns for 2023, Canadians cautiously optimistic about New Year & Athlete Welfare & Mental Health Importance!

Bill Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 38:38


The Bill Kelly Show Podcast w/ Shiona Thompson: Canada's top military commander delivered — in public and before House of Commons committees — increasingly stark warnings about the future geopolitical landscape, where the war between Russia and Ukraine could go and the intentions of other disruptive international actors, such as China. That is just one of the many concerns facing the Canadian military in 2023 – are they ready? GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto - As 2022 comes to an end, Canadians seem to have an “improved, but uneven outlook on the country and the world” compared to the last two years, according to new polling that paints a picture of lingering pessimism about a “hot mess” of a broader world. GUEST: Darrell Bricker, CEO of IPSOS Polling - Topics: Bill's Damar Hamlin in critical condition NFL makes mental health & support resources available to players and staff And more! GUEST: Dr. Carla Edwards, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences with McMaster University and High-Performance Mental Health Advisor for both Swimming Canada & Cycling Canada

Scott Thompson Show
Welcome to 2023, Let's Make This One Count!

Scott Thompson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 84:03


The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Happy new year one and all! Today, Scott serves up a review of politics in the year of 2022 and an outlook at the year ahead, from COVID to Hamilton's sewers, the royal family and everything in between. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Dr. Ahmad Firas Khalid, Health Policy expert. Larry Di Ianni. Former Mayor, Lobbyist, City of Hamilton. Eric Alper, Publicist and music commentator. Jay McQueen, 900CHML weather reporter. Die-hard Bills fan Elissa Freeman, PR and Pop Culture Expert. Nelson Wiseman, Professor with the Dept. of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Rene Vandenboom, Professor of Kinesiology at Brock University Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Scott Radley, Host of The Scott Radley Show, Columnist with the Hamilton Spectator. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer - William Webber Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchors –Dave Woodard & Diana Weeks Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Scott Radley Show
Why did Damar Hamlin collapse during an NFL game? What makes people choose divorce nowadays? & What was playing against Pelé like?

Scott Radley Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 43:02


One of the big sports stories that's circulating right now is Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin's collapse and subsequent hospitalization following a tackle mid-game. What happened to him and could it happen to athletes in other sports too? Guest: Dr. David Levy, Sports Medicine Practitioner; Team Physician for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for 35 years, the Toronto Rock since inception, McMaster University and Mohawk College varsity teams for over 30 years; Medical Staff for the Hamilton Bulldogs; Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame Inductee - Today sees a major spike in divorce filings but why is that? Why are people choosing divorce nowadays and how much does it cost for each side to go through the process? Guest: Tracy Miller, Family Lawyer; Co-Host, Divorce Solutions Podcast - Pelé is a soccer player who did more than just play the beautiful game, he sparked a love for the sport of soccer in many people's hearts. Now that he's died, people are looking back on his legacy and many achievements. While some remember seeing him on their TV, a Hamilton man is remembering what it was like playing against him. Was it intimidating? Exciting? An opportunity to get an autograph right there on the pitch? Guest: John McGrane, Former Canadian Men's Soccer Player, Member of the Canadian & Hamilton Soccer Halls of Fame and the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame

The Rush with Reshmi Nair & Scott MacArthur

Bob Reid is co-hosting today. Aiming for a ‘dry' no-booze January? Great, but even a ‘damp' one can help, joined by Dr. James MacKillop - Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University..Tech trends to watch with Washington Post's Tatum Hunter. 

The Big Talk with Tricia Brouk
Making a Difference for our World with Dr. Andrew Benedek

The Big Talk with Tricia Brouk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 37:09


This week, I'm so excited to introduce you to Dr. Andrew Benedek!    Dr. Benedek began his career as a professor at McMaster University in Canada before leaving academia to tackle water pollution. He did this by founding Zenon, which became the global leader in technology for recycling water.   After Zenon was acquired by GE in 2006, Dr. Benedek worked briefly at the Scripps Institute of Technology in San Diego, California, where he became interested in finding solutions to climate change. To further his newfound mission, he founded Anaergia in 2007. Anaergia has since become a world leader in recovery solutions for a cleaner, greener planet.   I previously had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Benedek for an article in Brainz Magazine, and I know you are going to learn so much from him today.   In this episode, we'll explore: Dr. Benedek's powerful backstory and his beginnings of facing challenges head on The impact he is making in the world through his work on climate change Where we can look for hope that our efforts to create change will work How we can all make a difference in our world  More from Dr. Benedek Website: https://www.anaergia.com/  Our interview in Brainz, The Climate Crisis And How Human Creativity Is The Solution  More from Tricia  Amplify your voice in 2023 with The Big Talk New Year Workbook Explore my content and follow me on YouTube Follow me on Instagram  Connect with me on Facebook  Connect with me on LinkedIn  Visit my website at TriciaBrouk.com 

The Neuro Experience
Stuart Phillips, PhD, on Building Muscle with Resistance Exercise for Longevity and Brain Function.

The Neuro Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 59:59


In this episode, I sat down with Professor Stuart Phillips to discuss the importance of  exercise - resistance training, nutrition, and recovery in building muscle and improving strength. This is all in the pursuit of better brain health and as we know, brain health and longevity has a greater impact when we have more strength and increased muscle mass. Professor Phillips is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging. He is a Professor in Kinesiology, and Graduate Faculty in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on the mechanisms of human skeletal muscle protein turnover. He is also keenly interested in diet- and exercise-induced changes in body composition particularly in older persons.Sponsors:KETONE-IQ- 20% DISCOUNT - NEURO20https://hvmn.me/NeuroMOMENTOUS SUPPLEMENTS - 15% DISCOUNT - NEUROhttps://www.livemomentous.com/neuroYou can follow me or contact me here ---Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3ewI5P0Instagram: louisanicola_Twitter : louisanicola_YouTube: Louisa NicolaFind Stuart here: https://twitter.com/mackinprofhttps://www.instagram.com/mackinprof/?hl=enList of Stuarts publications: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=VLu9hqgAAAAJ&hl=en

Venture Unlocked: The playbook for venture capital managers.
Jonathan Abrams, 8-Bit Capital: Learnings from founding and running Friendster, Defining "Founder Friendly", going from Angel to full-time VC

Venture Unlocked: The playbook for venture capital managers.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 42:03


Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued evolution of the VC landscape.We are joined by Jonathan Abrams, Co-Founder and General Partner at 8-Bit Capital. Jonathan previously was an angel investor and entrepreneur founding both Nuzzel and Friendster, the latter of which he helped grow to over 100MM users and where he met his current partner at 8-Bit, Kent Lindstrom. Jonathan also co-founded Founders Den with Zack Bogue of DCVC in 2011, which quickly became one of San Francisco's earliest and most popular startup work and event spaces.We think you'll really enjoy Jonathan's story, and how he thinks about all aspects of seed-stage investing.A word from our sponsor:Tactyc is the first software solution for venture capital portfolio forecasting and planning. The platform is rapidly increasing efficiency and data-driven decision-making for GP's and works with over 150 funds globally.Tactyc makes it easy for managers to build (and maintain) their portfolio models without dealing with complicated spreadsheets. It enables portfolio construction in minutes and for managers to share their intended fund strategy with potential investors. Post-launch, Tactyc also offers advanced analytics for GPs to optimize reserves, analyze probabilistic outcomes for their investments and extract insights for future capital deployment.Check them out at tactyc.io.About Jonathan Abrams:Jonathan is a co-founder and General Partner of 8-Bit Capital, an early-stage investing firm. He is also a co-founder and Managing Partner of Founders Den, San Francisco's favorite workspace and community for startups and investors.Previously Jonathan was the founder of the professional news discovery service Nuzzel and the pioneering social networking service Friendster, and a software engineer at Netscape and Nortel. Jonathan is an investor in over 50 startups, including AngelList, ClearTax, CoinList, Docker, Front, HelloSign, Instacart, Mixmax, Pachyderm, Republic, SafeGraph, Sense, Shortcut, Slideshare, Stream, and Zeplin. Jonathan received an Honors B.Sc. in Computer Science from McMaster University in Canada.In this episode we discuss:01:57 Jonathan's journey to creating 8-Bit Capital with Kent04:08 The opportunity they saw when founding 8-Bit06:07 How his experiences at Nuzzel and Friendster shaped his view as an investor08:20 What being founder friendly truly means11:37 Shifting from an active angel investor to a fund manager14:41 The hardest lessons leveling up from an angel investor18:14 Dealing with the deal flow noise as a team of two21:20 How to deal with conscious and unconscious bias when advising founders23:28 Jonathan and Kent's decision-making process25:02 Thoughts on scaling 8-Bit28:11 Competing against larger, later-stage funds getting into seed-stage investing31:23 Deciding on follow-on investing33:35 How they came to decide on 50-50 fund construction for follow-on35:41 Keeping and increasing their pro-rata in competitive later rounds38:19 Biggest lessons from Friendster39:49 The advice he would give himself at the start of 8-BitI'd love to know what you took away from this conversation with Jonathan. Follow me @SamirKaji and give me your insights and questions with the hashtag #ventureunlocked. If you'd like to be considered as a guest or have someone you'd like to hear from (GP or LP), drop me a direct message on Twitter.Podcast Production support provided by Agent Bee Agency This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit ventureunlocked.substack.com

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 12.21.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 62:48


VIDEOS: CRY FOR FREEDOM – Why cyborgs won't save the world (FILM) Gravitas: Did the US help China cover-up Covid-19 outbreak? (10:57) MEP Clare Daly   Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk Brown University and UCLA, December 14, 2022 Drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may be linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the serious eye condition, glaucoma, finds a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The researchers looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the US. This is a nationally representative annual survey of around 10, 000 people that includes interviews, physical examinations, and blood samples, designed to gauge the health and nutritional status of US adults and children. In this particular year, it also included eye tests for glaucoma. Among the 1678 participants who had full eye test results, including photos, 84 (5%) adults had developed the condition. They were asked how often and how much they had drunk of caffeinated and decaffeinated drinks, including soft drinks and iced tea, over the preceding 12 months, using a validated questionnaire (Food Frequency). Compared with those who didn't drink hot tea every day, those who did, had a lower glaucoma risk, the data showed. After taking account of potentially influential factors, such as diabetes and smoking, hot tea-drinkers were 74 per cent less likely to have glaucoma. But no such associations were found for coffee—caffeinated or decaffeinated—decaffeinated tea, iced tea or soft drinks. This is an observational study so no firm conclusions can be drawn about cause and effect, and the absolute numbers of those with glaucoma were small. Information on when glaucoma had been diagnosed was also unavailable. But tea contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective chemicals, which have been associated with a lowered risk of serious conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, say the researchers. (NEXT) Effects of Resveratrol on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial. Poznan University of Medical Sciences (Poland), November 29, 2022 Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy affecting women of reproductive age. Hyperandrogenism is the central feature of PCOS. Studies on isolated ovarian theca-interstitial cells suggest that resveratrol, a natural polyphenol, reduces androgen production. This study was designed to evaluate endocrine and metabolic effects of resveratrol on PCOS. This was a randomized (1:1) double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that evaluated the effects of resveratrol over a period of 3 months in an academic hospital. Resveratrol (1,500 mg p.o.) or placebo were administered daily. Primary outcome was the change in the serum total T. Resveratrol treatment led to a significant decrease of total T by 23.1% . In parallel, resveratrol induced a 22.2% decrease of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, a decrease of fasting insulin level by 31.8% and an increase of the Insulin Sensitivity Index (Matsuda and DeFronzo) by 66.3%. Levels of gonadotropins, the lipid profile as well as markers of inflammation and endothelial function were not significantly altered. Resveratrol significantly reduced ovarian and adrenal androgens. This effect may be, at least in part, related to an improvement of insulin sensitivity and a decline of insulin level. (NEXT) Encouraging risk-taking in children may reduce the prevalence of childhood anxiety Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health (Netherlands), December 13, 2022 A new international study suggests that parents who employ challenging parent behavioural (CPB) methods – active physical and verbal behaviours that encourage children to push their limits – are likely protecting their children from developing childhood anxiety disorders. Researchers from Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health, along with partners from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Reading, surveyed 312 families with preschool-aged children across the Netherlands and Australia. Results showed that the parents who scored higher in their CPB methods, thereby encouraging their kids to push their limits to a greater extent, had children who were less at risk of exhibiting anxiety disorder symptoms, demonstrating that CPB was related to significantly less anxiety in children. CPB encourages safe risk-taking in children such as giving them a fright, engaging in rough-and-tumble play or letting them lose a game, as well as encouraging them to practice social assertion and confidently enter into unfamiliar situations. This study aimed to build upon existing research that establishes a relationship between parenting behaviours – particularly overinvolvement and overcontrol – and the development and maintenance of childhood anxiety disorders. To determine the effects of CPB on preschool-aged children, parents' CPB was assessed via a questionnaire assessing how much the parents encourage the exhibition of risky behaviour in their children, as well as the extent to which they encourage their children to venture beyond their comfort zones. “While Dutch and Australian mothers showed no differences in CPB towards their sons or daughters, both Dutch and Australian fathers of sons demonstrated more competition towards their sons than fathers of daughters. Dutch fathers in particular reported more rough-and-tumble play than the other groups of parents,” says Rebecca Lazarus from Macquarie University, another co-author of the study. The results are promising in raising the clinical relevance of CPB methods, which could potentially be used to aid parents in helping their children's wellbeing. (NEXT) Music therapy reduces pain and anxiety for patients with cancer and sickle cell disease University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, December 19, 2022 A new study found patients with cancer and patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) treated at an academic cancer center reported clinically significant reductions in pain and anxiety in response to music therapy. Furthermore, patients with SCD who received music therapy reported significantly higher pain and anxiety at baseline than patients with hematologic and/or oncologic conditions excluding SCD. The findings from this study were recently published in the journal, Integrative Cancer Therapies, a leading journal focusing on understanding the science of integrative cancer treatments. In this retrospective study conducted between January 2017 and July 202, music therapists at UH Connor Whole Health provided 4,002 music therapy sessions to 1,152 patients across 2,400 encounters at UH Seidman Cancer Center, making this the largest investigation of the real-world effectiveness of music therapy within hematology and oncology to date. This study builds upon a history of seminal music therapy studies funded by the Kulas Foundation, the country's leading foundation for funding scientific research in music therapy, that have investigated the efficacy of music therapy in palliative care, surgery, and sickle cell disease at UH. Music therapists provided interventions including live music listening, active music making, and songwriting to address patients' needs including coping, pain management, anxiety reduction, and self-expression. As part of clinical care, the music therapists assessed patients' self-reported pain, anxiety, and fatigue on a 0 to 10 scale at the beginning and end of each session and documented their sessions in the electronic health record. “This research highlights the increased symptom burden that adults with SCD face in the hospital and the significant impact that a single session of music therapy can have on their pain and anxiety.” These studies support the benefits of music therapy for managing acute pain, improving self-efficacy and quality of life, and improving sickle cell disease knowledge in adolescents and young adults transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Music therapy sessions differed between the two groups, with interventions including active music making, songwriting, and song recording being much more prevalent in the SCD group than the HemOnc group. Furthermore, in an analysis of patients' comments about music therapy, patients expressed themes including enjoyment, gratitude, and improvements in mood, pain, and anxiety. “Integrative Oncology utilizes complementary therapies, such as music therapy discussed in this study, to improve well-being for those affected by cancer. Using an evidence-based approach and building off research allows us to confidently build a program around supporting patients with integrative modalities as part of a strategy to manage symptoms that they may encounter through therapies or from cancer,” explained Santosh Rao, MD, a board-certified medical oncologist and integrative medicine provider and Medical Director of Integrative Oncology at UH Connor Whole Health. (NEXT) Study links health risks to electromagnetic field exposure Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, December 16, 2022 A study of real-world exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields in pregnant women found a significantly higher rate of miscarriage, providing new evidence regarding their potential health risks. The Kaiser Permanente study was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields is produced when electric devices are in use and electricity is flowing. It can be generated by a number of environmental sources, including electric appliances, power lines and transformers, wireless devices and wireless networks. Humans are exposed to magnetic fields via close proximity to these sources while they are in use. While the health hazards from ionizing radiation are well-established and include radiation sickness, cancer and genetic damage, the evidence of health risks to humans from non-ionizing radiation remains limited, said De-Kun Li, MD, PhD, principal investigator of the study and a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California. In a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, researchers asked women over age 18 with confirmed pregnancies to wear a small (a bit larger than a deck of cards) magnetic-field monitoring device for 24 hours. Participants also kept a diary of their activities on that day, and were interviewed in person to better control for possible confounding factors, as well as how typical their activities were on the monitoring day. Researchers controlled for multiple variables known to influence the risk of miscarriage, including nausea/vomiting, past history of miscarriage, alcohol use, caffeine intake, and maternal fever and infections. Objective magnetic field measurements and pregnancy outcomes were obtained for 913 pregnant women, all members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Miscarriage occurred in 10.4 percent of the women with the lowest measured exposure level (1st quartile) of magnetic field non-ionizing radiation on a typical day, and in 24.2 percent of the women with the higher measured exposure level (2nd, 3rd and 4th quartiles), a nearly three times higher relative risk. The rate of miscarriage reported in the general population is between 10 and 15 percent, Dr. Li said. “This study provides evidence from a human population that magnetic field non-ionizing radiation could have adverse biological impacts on human health,” he said. (NEXT) Common food dye can trigger inflammatory bowel diseases, say researchers McMaster University (Ontario), December 20 2022 Long-term consumption of Allura Red food dye can be a potential trigger of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, says McMaster University's Waliul Khan. Researchers using experimental animal models of IBD found that continual exposure to Allura Red AC harms gut health and promotes inflammation. The dye directly disrupts gut barrier function and increases the production of serotonin, a hormone/neurotransmitter found in the gut, which subsequently alters gut microbiota composition leading to increased susceptibility to colitis. Khan said Allura Red (also called FD&C Red 40 and Food Red 17), is a common ingredient in candies, soft drinks, dairy products and some cereals. The dye is used to add color and texture to foodstuffs, often to attract children. The use of synthetic food dyes such as Allura Red has increased significantly over the last several decades, but there has been little earlier study of these dyes' effects on gut health. Khan and his team published their findings in Nature Communications. Yun Han (Eric) Kwon, who recently completed Ph.D. in Khan's laboratory, is first author. “This study demonstrates significant harmful effects of Allura Red on gut health and identifies gut serotonin as a critical factor mediating these effects. These findings have important implication in the prevention and management of gut inflammation,” said Khan, the study's senior author, a professor of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and a principal investigator of Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute.”What we have found is striking and alarming, as this common synthetic food dye is a possible dietary trigger for IBDs. This research is a significant advance in alerting the public on the potential harms of food dyes that we consume daily,” he said. “The literature suggests that the consumption of Allura Red also affects certain allergies, immune disorders and behavioral problems in children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.”

Don’t Call Me Resilient
What's so funny about race?

Don’t Call Me Resilient

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 32:08


A lot of us turn to comedians we know and love to help us laugh at ourselves, our communities or the overwhelm of politics. Just look at the beautiful accolades received by Trevor Noah this month as he bade goodbye to his Daily Show audiences.Noah and other comedians like Roy Wood Jr., Mindy Kaling, Ali Wong, Chris Rock, and Hasan Minhaj put race and other sensitive issues at the centre of their comedy. This gives us - the audience - reason to laugh, whether the jokes are directed towards us or not. It's a way to release some of the tensions around some serious issues.As comedy evolves, where is the line between a lighthearted joke and deep-rooted racism? And how far is too far?In this episode, we get into it with Faiza Hirji, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Media Arts at McMaster University and award-winning stand-up comedian Andrea Jin. They look at how comedy can be an easier way to talk about difficult issues, and at how we can find a way to laugh with each other  — rather than at each other. The psychology behind laughing at jokes can be traced back many years. While Hobbes and Plato suggested that making fun helps us feel superior, Kant thought about it more as a cognitive shift from a serious situation into playful territory. More recently, psychologist Daniela S. Hugelshofer showed how humour acts as a buffer against hopelessness and depression.According to marketing psychologist Peter McGraw, who runs the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, the “Benign Violation theory” needs to be satisfied for us to find something funny. That is, for a joke to be funny, there needs to be a social or cultural violation and it must be benign.Follow and ListenYou can listen to or follow Don't Call Me Resilient on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. We'd love to hear from you, including any ideas for future episodes. Join The Conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok and use #DontCallMeResilient.Articles in the ConversationRead more: Goodbye Apu -- here's what you meant to usRead more: Mindy Kaling's 'Never Have I Ever' makes me feel hopeful about representation, gender and raceRead more: Psychology behind the unfunny consequences of jokes that denigrateRead more: Roseanne Barr: saying 'it's a joke' is no defence for racismRead more: 'I wanna be white!' Can we change race?Read more: Stand-up comics should concentrate on being funny: so don't take offence if they areRead more: Deadly Funny -- a new brand of Australian comedyRead more: What's so funny about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander humour?Don't Call Me Resilient is produced in partnership with the Journalism Innovation Lab at the University of British Columbia and with a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
Dinosaurs go clubbing, the sounds of swearing, detecting 2 million year old DNA, dancing really is all about the bass and is it too late for fusion?

Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 54:09


Ankylosaurs go clubbing. Armoured dinosaurs with tail weapons fought each other Ankylosaurs were squat, armoured living tanks with long tails tipped by a wicket bony club. And new research suggests that they used that weapon not just to defend against predators like T.rex, but to smash against each other in contests that might have been about mates, food or territory. Victoria Arbour, of the Royal BC Museum, led the work, which was published in Biology Letters Fiddlesticks! Researchers find swearing sounds are shared across languages By comparing curses across many languages a team of researchers thinks they've found common ground in bad language. Universally, it seems, curse words avoid the sounds associated with the letters L, R, W and Y. Shiri Lev-Ari, who studies languages at Royal Holloway, University of London, found you can tell a swear word when you hear one from how it sounds, even if you don't have a ‘frakking' clue what it means. Her research was published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. DNA from two million years ago provides a picture of a unique ancient ecosystem DNA recovered from the soil in northern Greenland, which today is an arctic desert, paints a picture of a 2-million-year-old ecosystem unlike any other on Earth, rich with plant and animal life. Professor Eske Willerslev, an evolutionary geneticist from the University of Cambridge and his colleagues, collected the samples from northern Greenland back in 2006. It took years for them to figure out extract the ancient DNA from the minerals in the soil and for new methods to sequence and identify tiny bits of very badly damaged genetic material to be developed. This groundbreaking finding, was published in the journal Nature. It IS all about the bass – researchers break down what in the music moves us Researchers have found that adding inaudible bass tones to music during a concert increases how much people dance. Neuroscientist Daniel Cameron used McMaster University's LiveLab, which is part concert hall, part laboratory, to throw a concert with the band Orphx. During the show the researchers randomly added super low frequencies throughout. When those frequencies were on, concert-goers wearing motion capture headbands would dance 12 per cent more than when the frequencies were absent. The research was published in the journal Current Biology. Is it too late for Nuclear fusion? Nuclear fusion has been touted as a potential solution to all of our energy needs for decades, but progress towards controlled, energy producing fusion power has been painfully slow. In the meantime renewable energy, particularly solar, also promises to meet our needs, and has made tremendous technical and commercial progress and growth. Freelance broadcaster Moira Donovan looks at some recent developments in fusion and solar, and tries to answer the question, is it too late for fusion power?

Kaleidoscope of Possibilities
EP 63 – Exploring The Chakras with Aven Armstrong-Sutton

Kaleidoscope of Possibilities

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 48:39


To watch the video of this episode, please go to: https://youtu.be/bfbjg8Wam1E   What is the chakra system and how does it work?   How can we use this information in working with mental health and trauma?   What would integrating these and other approaches create for the future?   Find a wealth of information and insights into the energy flows in the body, presence, healing, and spirituality in this episode of Kaleidoscope of Possibilities: Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health, in which Dr. Adriana Popescu is joined by Clinical Social Worker, Ph.D. candidate, and chakra and trauma expert Aven Armstrong-Sutton.   You will discover the wonders and insights of the chakras, their theme and function as well as what this work can teach us about our own belief systems, body, mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.    In this episode: Aven's journey The chakra system The pandemic, seeking, and spirituality Psychopharmacological treatment The chakras explained and explored Burnout Kundalini Discovering energetic blockages Crystals Colors and the chakras The first thought Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and chakras Presence Deeping your connection Self-healing A vision for the future Co-regulation   Resources mentioned in this episode: Aven's website: https://www.asaven.org/ Anodea Judith's Chakra Books: https://anodeajudith.com/   About Aven: Aven Armstrong-Sutton is an Associate Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of clinical practice experience in mental health and addictions working with persons across the lifespan. Aven has dedicated their career to working with persons affected by complex trauma from a perspective that honors the mind-body connection and psycho-spiritual integration. Aven is also a Ph.D. candidate at McMaster University located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where they're investigating how we conceptualize adversity in our understanding of psychological resilience.   “Each chakra has a particular program that it runs to keep us alive, well, and healthy.” – Aven   Would you like to continue this conversation and connect with other people who are interested in exploring these topics? Please join us on our Facebook group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaleidoscopeofpossibilitiespodcast/)   About your host: Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, author, speaker and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.   For more information on Dr. Adriana, her sessions and classes, please visit: https://adrianapopescu.org/   To learn about her new trauma treatment center Firebird Healing, please visit the website: https://www.firebird-healing.com/   You can also follow her on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrAdrianaPopescu/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dradrianapopescu/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrAdrianaP Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriana-popescu-ph-d-03793 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dradrianapopescu Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCflL0zScRAZI3mEnzb6viVA Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/kaleidoscopepossibilities TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dradrianapopescu?   Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Dr. Adriana Popescu and her guests. The content expressed therein should not be taken as psychological or medical advice. The content here is for informational or entertainment purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any medical or treatment questions. This website or podcast is not to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in any legal sense or as a basis for legal proceedings or expert witness testimony. Listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content in no way establishes a client-therapist relationship.

The Waiting Room Revolution
S5: Episode 59: Dr. Catherine Demers

The Waiting Room Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 44:47


This episode features our interview with Dr. Catherine Demers. Dr. Demers is a cardiologist, researcher and professor of medicine at McMaster University. We chat about what a roadmap for heart failure looks like and what to expect along the various stages from early, middle, late and end of life. For more information visit: waitingroomrevolution.com Our theme song is Maypole by Ketsa and is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0    

Pedscases.com: Pediatrics for Medical Students
Acquired Heart Failure in Children

Pedscases.com: Pediatrics for Medical Students

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 32:17


This podcast presents an overview of acquired heart failure in children including etiologies, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic evaluation. This podcast was created by Umairah Boodoo, a medical student at McMaster University in collaboration with Dr. Tapas Mondal, a pediatric Cardiologist at McMaster University.

Sci-Section
The Gut-Brain Connection (Interview with PhD Student, Shania Bhopa)

Sci-Section

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 13:28


Welcome to SciSection! Joining us in today's interview is our special guest Shania Bhopa, a PhD Student in Health Evidence and Impact & Global Health at McMaster University, non-profit co-founder, Wellness Content Creator, Knowledge Translator, and most recently a published children's book author

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 12.02.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 55:43


Video: Nothing is more anti-woman than this. Gen Z Refuses to Grow Up | With Dr. Jean Twenge   Tomato extract shows blood thinning potential versus aspirin: Study University of Aberdeen (Scotland), November 23, 2022 A proprietary tomato extract has been shown to thin blood in healthy people – but less severely than aspirin and without typical side-effects. The research – published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded the lycopene-free extract “may be appropriate for use as a dietary antiplatelet.” Lead researcher Dr Niamh O'Kennedy working at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland told us the research showed tomato extracts could be used as alternatives to drugs like aspirin for blood thinning. This was especially the case for groups like the elderly who frequently were intolerant of drugs like aspirin typically prescribed for that purpose. “Platelet function is very tricky,” Dr O'Kennedy told us. “If you knock out the platelets it can have a bad effect on the body. And many treatments knock out too much. Some people respond strongly so bad they bleed. ” She added: “Results like this show that people and the medical world should start looking at dietary interventions like these that can have a big impact.” Platelet plugs usually form within 50-100 seconds. The researchers found platelet plugs were formed within 100-150 seconds among tomato extract users, compared to 300-600 seconds for aspirin users. Because of this more gentle effect, Dr Kennedy and her team suggested tomato extract could be a suitable dietary intervention to control platelet hyperactivity which increases with age, the onset of type II diabetes, mellitus, atherosclerosis and other conditions in subjects with low cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. (Next) Use of penicillin early in life, even in low doses, affects the gut microbiome, contributing to brain inflammation and changes in behavior McMaster University (Ontario), November 18, 2022 It is truly unavoidable to catch a cold or contract a disease, especially with today's lifestyle trends and medical misinformation. A lot of the medicine we use to treat our health conditions may actually cause more harm than good. A St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University joint study found that low doses of penicillin administered to pregnant mice and their young results in behavioral changes that have long-term effects. The study, which was published in Nature Communications, reports that the behavioral changes noted in the mice included elevated levels of aggression, characteristic neurochemical changes in the brain, and imbalance in the gut microbiome of the mice. On the bright side, giving the mice a lactobacillus strain of bacteria managed to prevent the effects of the administered penicillin. Low-dose penicillin taken in late pregnancy and early life of mice offspring results in behavioral changes and imbalances in the microbes of the gut. While the tests were done on mice, there are increasing concerns about the long-term effects of antiobiotics in humans, according to Dr. John Bienenstock, director of the Brain-Body Institute at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and distinguished professor at McMaster University. Large doses of multipurpose antibiotics in adult animals have been shown to affect behavior, but none have been able to test the effects of clinical doses of commonly used antibiotics, such as penicillin, on the bacteria in the gut and in behavior. Almost all babies in North America have received some dose of antibiotics during their first year of life. Researchers are looking into analyzing the effects of the drug on the offspring of the mice if given only to the pregnant mothers (teratogenesis). Penicillin is the first type of medication that is effective against bacterial infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci, but is however, easy to build resistance against. Almost 10 percent of all people around the world are allergic to penicillin. (Next) High-dose vitamin C reduces inflammation in cancer patients, study shows Riordan Clinic (Wichita KS), November 22, 2022 The value and impact of a daily vitamin C supplement as well as high, concentrated doses for acute illnesses is becoming increasingly clear. Studies have already shown the efficacy of liposomal vitamin C in treating infections and as an anti-cancer therapy. Now, another study is confirming its effectiveness against inflammation in cancer patients, one of the primary markers. High levels of inflammation seem to indicate a higher risk of cancer as well as a less hopeful prognosis for healing and recovery. Inflammation impairs the immune system, plays a role in cachexia, lowers toleration of numerous cancer treatments, and generally decreases health and quality of life. This study made use of high-dose intravenous vitamin C (IVC) treatments and analyzed their effects. The results found indicate great promise for the use of high-dose intravenous vitamin C treatments to help reduce inflammation in cancer patients, which is one of the major factors of cancer and its progression. Markers of inflammation such as pro-inflammatory cytokines and C-reactive protein tumor markers showed a positive response to vitamin C treatments, with inflammation reduced significantly. This improvement correlated with reduced tumor size and the hindrance of the cancer's ability to metastasize. Vitamin C is especially valuable in extremely high doses taken either orally or intravenously. A range of cancers have been proven to benefit from vitamin C treatments, including cancers of the prostate, breast, skin, bladder, lung, pancreas, thyroid, and B-cell lymphoma. This research was conducted by Riordan Clinic scientists and published in the Journal of Translational Medicine. When supplementing with liposomal vitamin C orally for major health issues, 10,000 to 12,000 mg per day should be taken. This dose can be taken in 2,000 to 4,000 mg doses gradually throughout the day to aid absorption. (Next) Having trouble sleeping? Try exercise! Norwegian University of Science and Technology, December 1, 2022 The vast majority of people have trouble sleeping from time to time. However, 10 to 20 per cent of the population struggle more than the rest of us and have serious long-term sleep problems. Many people who struggle with insomnia sooner or later resort to some form of sleeping aid. However, one study of more than 34 000 adults would suggest that some of them should exercise instead. “We've observed that people who are in better physical condition have a lower risk of taking prescription sleeping pills,” says Linda Ernstsen, an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Department of Public Health and Nursing. The researchers reviewed participant data in Norway's large Trøndelag Health Survey (The HUNT study). A total of 240 000 people from Trondheim have taken part in the survey since it began in 1984. Four survey rounds have been carried out to date. “Almost 5800 of the participants received their first prescription sleep medication during the study period,” says Ernstsen. This means that approximately 17 percent of the participants' sleep issues were serious enough to warrant a prescription from their doctor. But the participants who were in the best condition used fewer of these prescription drugs. “These findings suggest that being physically fit can also help you sleep better,” Ernstsen says. Unfortunately, the beneficial effect of exercise is stronger for men than for women. The findings show that the fittest men had a 15 per cent lower risk of needing drugs for troublesome sleep issues. “The corresponding percentage risk for the fittest women was much lower. But women who struggle with sleep can still benefit from getting in better shape,” says Ernstsen. (Next) New study puts gut microbiome at the center of Parkinson's disease pathogenesis University of Alabama at Birmingham, December 1, 2022 New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham says the gut microbiome is involved in multiple pathways in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). The findings, published in Nature Communications, show a wide imbalance in microbiome composition in persons with Parkinson's disease. The study is the largest microbiome study conducted at the highest resolution. The investigators employed metagenomics, the study of genetic material recovered directly from the stool microbiome of persons with PD and neurologically healthy control subjects. “The primary aim of this study was to generate a full, unaltered view of the imbalance in PD gut microbiome,” said Haydeh Payami, Ph.D., professor in the Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine Department of Neurology and senior author on the study. The study reports Parkinson's disease metagenome is indicative of a disease-promoting microbiome. “We found evidence for multiple mechanisms that we know are linked to PD, but we didn't know they were happening in the gut also and are orchestrated by the microbiome,” Payami said. Investigators found an overabundance of opportunistic pathogens and immunogenic components, which suggest infection and inflammation at play, overproduction of toxic molecules, and overabundance of the bacterial product curli. This induces PD pathology and dysregulation of neurotransmitters, including L-dopa. At the same time, there was a shortage of neuroprotective molecules and anti-inflammatory components, which makes recovery difficult. The researchers studied 257 species of organisms in the microbiome, and of these, analysis indicated 84, more than 30%, were associated with Parkinson's disease. “Of the 84 PD-associated species, 55 had abnormally high abundance in persons with PD, and 29 were depleted,” Payami said. “We found that over 30% of the micro-organisms and bacterial genes and pathways tested have altered abundances in Parkinson's disease, which indicates a widespread imbalance.” At one end of the spectrum, Bifidobacterium dentium was elevated by sevenfold, Actinomyces oris by 6.5-fold and Streptococcus mutans by sixfold. At the other end of the spectrum, Roseburia intestinalis was reduced by 7.5-fold and Blautia wexlerae by fivefold. Overall, 36% of PD-associated species had higher than twofold change in abundance, reflecting a 100% to 750% increase or decrease in PD versus the healthy control group. “This is exciting research, as metagenomics is a new, albeit fast-evolving field, and the resources, methods and tools, while state-of-the-art, are still in development,” Payami said. (Next) Five precepts of Buddhism may be linked to lower depression risk Study suggests the moral practice may buffer known links between high stress levels and depression Chiang Mai University (Thailand) & Károli Gáspár University (Hungary), November 30, 2022 A new study suggests that people with high levels of neuroticism and stress may be at greater risk for depressive symptoms, but those links could be buffered for people who observe the five precepts of Buddhism—a fundamental system of ethics for the religion's followers. The five precepts of Buddhism guide followers not to kill, steal, engage in sexual misconduct, tell ill-intentioned lies, or use intoxicants. Previous research suggests that observing the five precepts can boost wellbeing and quality of life for the general public, including nonserious followers. However, it has been less clear whether the five precepts could ease symptoms of depression for those at higher risk. To address this question, Wongpakaran and colleagues focused on known links between neuroticism, stress, and depression. Prior research has shown that greater neuroticism is associated with greater risk of depression, both directly as well as indirectly through perceived stress—how people think and feel after stressful life events. From late 2019 through September 2022, the researchers conducted an online survey of 644 adults in Thailand. The survey included standard questionnaires to measure each participant's levels of perceived stress, neuroticism, and depressive symptoms, as well as their observance of the five precepts of Buddhism. Statistical analysis of the survey results showed that observing the five precepts to a high degree appeared to buffer the influence of perceived stress on depression. These results suggests that people with high levels of neuroticism and stress may be less likely to develop depressive symptoms if they follow the five precepts closely. The researchers note that, while their study suggests potential benefits for the five precepts in the context of depression, it does not confirm a cause-effect relationship. A large proportion of participants were female and people who lived alone, and participants' religious involvement was unknown, although 93.3% reported that they were Buddhist. More research will be needed to determine whether these findings might extend to the general population of Thailand and beyond, as well as to non-Buddhists. The authors add: “The five precepts practice makes other people feel safe, as all these behaviors are harmless, and it potentially provides the stressful practitioner with a buffer against depression.”

We Go There Podcast
S6 | E61 The Truth on Pelvic Girdle Pain with Dr. Sinéad Dufour

We Go There Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 53:34


Dr. Sinéad Dufour is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University. Her current research interests include: conservative approaches to manage pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related pelvic-girdle pain, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision to enhance pelvic health. Dr. Sinéad Dufour gives us the tools we need to combat SPD pain. She debunks myths, gives advice, and shares hope for the future with new breakthroughs in research.    Sinéad Shares: Explanation of  SPD, lightning crotch, pubic bone pain, etc.  Sinéad debunks pelvic-girdle pain myths True causes of Pelvic-Girdle Pain & new info we need to know What to do when Pelvic Girdle Pain is affecting your daily life and mental health. Risk factors This is physiology we can change, Sinead tells us how.  It's NOT in your head. Here's your top 3 tips.  How to set your brain and mindfulness up to help  What to look for when finding a PT/physiotherapist  Red flags in treatment Where to go for help   Show Notes:  For more of Sinéad, please visit instagram.com/dr.sinead  on Instagram For more of We Go There Podcast, please visit instagram.com/wegotherepodcast on Instagram wegotherepodcast.com on the Web *Warning- this podcast is completely unfiltered. If you are around young children, we suggest headphones.*

The ALL ME® Podcast
Episode 86: How to Stop Losing Muscle While Aging? - Sara Oikawa, PhD

The ALL ME® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 51:11


The ALL ME® Podcast How to Stop Losing Muscle While Aging? - Sara Oikawa, PhD Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle tissue as a natural part of the aging process. Did you know that after age 50, muscle mass decreases at an annual rate of 1-2% and muscle strength declines by 1.5% between ages 50-60? It is estimated that 5-13% of people 60-70 years of age are affected by sarcopenia with those numbers increasing to up to 50% for those aged 80. But, is there a way that we can slow this process down or even prevent from happening? In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Sara Oikawa, from the Gatorade Institute of Sports Science about strategies to minimize muscle loss as we age. We'll discuss the impact of exercise and exercise type, dietary factors and the importance of protein, are there any dietary supplements that could play a role. About Sara Sara is an Associate Principal Scientist at the GSSI satellite lab at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.  Sara earned her Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology, Masters of Science in Kinesiology, and her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Sara's Masters focused on resistance training-load mediated muscle hypertrophy in trained young adults. Her Ph.D. work focused on dietary protein quality and alterations in protein metabolism, specifically muscle protein synthesis, in both inactivity and resistance training models. In her spare time, Sara enjoys travelling, hiking, cooking, and watching Toronto based sports teams. Resource Definitions and Links: Join Gatorade Performance Partner, the first multi-disciplinary community of sports performance professionals. You'll get access to exclusive benefits like complimentary CEUs, science-backed resources, and opportunities to discover all the latest that Gatorade has to offer. Join the community at Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science. Learn more at Follow Us: Twitter and Instagram @GPPartner Facebook @GPerformancePartner LinkedIn @GatoradePerformancePartner Twitter: @theTHF Instagram: @theTHF Facebook: Taylor Hooton Foundation #ALLMEPEDFREE Contact Us:  Email:  Phone: 214-449-1990 ALL ME Assembly Programs:

Westside Barbell
Functional Range Conditioning - DR. ANDREO A. SPINA & John Quint - WSBB #62

Westside Barbell

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 93:06


Dr. Andreo A.Spina holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. He later graduated with summa cum laude and clinic honors from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic.  He then completed a two-year post-graduate fellowship in Sports Sciences. He is the creator of the Functional Range Release (FR)® soft tissue management system, the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)® mobility development system, and the Kinstretch™ method of movement stretching that are currently used by practitioners world wide as well as a number of professional sports organizations, athletes, and performers. He is a published author, and international speaker on the topics of joint health, movement and mobility development, sports performance, and injury management. John Quint holds a Bachelors of Health and Promotion Fitness with a minor in Coaching from Otterbein University. He graduated from the American Institution of Alternative Medicine in Neuromuscular Therapy. He is a Functional Range Systems Instructor and travels throughout the world teaching and lecturing. In addition to maintaining a private practice located in Columbus, Ohio, he co-owns/maintains a virtual internal strength training platform: Gain ACCES, and activity programs the training process of physical capacity for skill acquisition for multiple professional and amateur athletes. He also has an extensive competitive career in bodybuilding and has worked for and trained at The Westside Barbell Club since 2011.  Dr. Andreo A. Spina links: Isocials: @drandreospina Website: https://functionalanatomyseminars.com/ Podcast: Control Yourself with Dr Andreo Spina https://functionalanatomyseminars.com/podcast John Quint Links: socials: @jquintnmt Website: www.johnquintnmt.com Gain ACCES (virtual joint specific training) : www.gainacces.com Substack: Absolute: The Art and Science of Human Performance :  https://drmichaelchivers.substack.com Functional Anatomy Seminars: https://functionalanatomyseminars.com/seminars/find-a-seminar/ Time Stamps 00:00 START 00:12 WE'RE IN 00:31 THE START OF FRC 05:12 BRINGING FRC TO THE MAINSTREAM 06:46 MISCONCEPTIONS WITH FRC 11:09 HOW ANDREO AND JOHN MET 16:24 THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNAL TRAINING AND COMMUNICATION 24:12 CORRECTING COMMON ISSUES/EDUCATION 49:19 EVOLUTION OF SCIENCE AND THE INTERNAL STRENGTH MODEL 59:24 WORKING WITH A PRO ATHLETE 1:04:16 INTRODUCING INJURY PREVENTION EARLIER 1:15:58 CONTROL YOURSELF AND THE FUTURE OF FRC 1:52:55 OUTRO https://linktr.ee/WestsideBarbell

Healthy Habits Happy Homes
Episode 49: All About Celiac Disease

Healthy Habits Happy Homes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 33:47


In today's episode, we have Alyssa Ramuscak, a Registered Dietitian at SickKids Research Institute. Alyssa discusses all about Celiac disease and provides us insights on a current health trend- eating a gluten free diet. Links to resources: AboutKidsHealth Celiac Disease Learning Hub: https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/celiacdisease Canadian Celiac Disease Association: https://www.celiac.ca SickKids Pediatric Celiac Clinic: https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/clinical-departments/gastroenterology-hepatology-nutrition/ Hamilton Health Science's Pediatric Celiac Clinic: https://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/healthcare-providers/information-about-pediatrics/pediatric-celiac-diseases-clinic/ McMaster University's Adult Celiac Clinic: https://www.mcmasterceliacclinic.ca

The Big Story
What is Bill C-11 and what will it do?

The Big Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 25:05


Depending on who you ask it will either help Canadian creators level the online playing field, or wreck their business model. The bill is intended to apply Canadian Content rules to online streaming—but it's incredibly complex and difficult to judge how it will work in practice. So what's in the bill? Why are some independent creators critical of it? What does it do in an ideal world, and will it actually work as intended? And what does it mean for the average Canadian who loves to surf YouTube or TikTok?GUEST: Vass Bednar, executive director of the Masters of Public Policy in Digital Society program at McMaster University, author of the Regs 2 Riches newsletter

Fixing Separation Anxiety
073 All About Dogs and Pain With Canine Rehab Expert Sue Van Evra

Fixing Separation Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 40:19


Increasingly research shows the link between pain and behavior in dogs. While it's not the only reason dog's present with behavioral challenges, it can be a significant contributing factor. And that's why in the episode I chat with canine rehabilitation specialist, Sue Van Evra. Sue is the person we go to when our dogs, India and Percy, are feeling stiff and sore. She's helped them deal with lots of different challenges including back pain and hip soreness.  But more than that, with her guidance on preventative physiotherapy, India and Percy have remained sprightly and active in a way that belies their age.  I joke that they do more physio than me. Actually, it's not a joke – they do! In this interview with Sue we discuss: How we, as dog parents, can learn to spot pain in our dogs. What we should do when we do suspect our dogs are in pain. How physical therapy and rehabilitation can help dogs of all ages. What you can do if you have a dog who's been prescribed crate-rest but who freaks when crated (hint: the crucial word here is “rest).  Tune in to hear our chat about these topics, and many more. About Sue Van Evra Sue obtained her Physiotherapy Degree from McMaster University in 1993 (after completing both honors and Master's degrees in Physiology from the University of Western Ontario).   Sue has spent the last 29 years working as a physiotherapist in outpatient orthopedics with humans, and first started studying Canine Rehabilitation in 2006.  Sue obtained a Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation through the Animal Rehabilitation Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has worked at the Canine Fitness Centre in Calgary since 2016.  She continues to treat humans (mostly dog lovers!) at Two Hands Physiotherapy – located within the Canine Fitness Centre.  Since December 2021 Sue has also been working at the Canmore Vet Hospital rehabilitating dogs.  Sue is passionate about learning and problem solving and has completed many advanced courses (both human and canine rehab) to better be able to assess and treat patients effectively.  Sue is a huge dog-lover and her passion for the canine world makes her excited to be able to work with dogs and to use her experience and in-depth knowledge of physiotherapy principles to rehabilitate the canine population! Sue is on the Advocacy Committee for the Animal Rehabilitation Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. How to work with Sue If you live in Southern Alberta then your lucky dogs can get to work with Sue. You can find Sue at the Canine Fitness Centre in Calgary and at the Canmore Veterinary Hospital. 

Interviews: Tech and Business
Business Transformation: How to Become an AI Company?

Interviews: Tech and Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 45:48


#digitaltransformation #businesstransformation #enterpriseai On this episode of CXOTalk, Dr. Karim R. Lakhani from the Harvard Business School explains how established organizations can develop the enterprise AI, digital transformation strategy, and leadership capabilities needed to transform and compete in a cloud-based world.Dr. Lakhani is the co-founder and chair of the Digital, Data & Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard, founder and co-director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, and the principal investigator of the NASA Tournament Laboratory. He is also the co-founder & co-chair of the Harvard Business Analytics Program, a university-wide online program transforming executives into data-savvy leaders.The discussion includes these topics:About Karim Lakhani at the Harvard Business School● On AI business strategy● On the historical uniqueness of AI transformation● On the importance of ecosystems and data in being competitive with enterprise AI● On practical advice for business process transformation and AI● On the challenge of enterprise architecture strategy and transformation with AI● On marketing personalization using data and algorithms● On the business process challenges of digital transformation● On the challenge of bias in AI datasets● On economic displacements caused by AI● Advice for business leadersWatch on the CXOTalk site: https://www.cxotalk.com/episode/business-transformation-how-become-ai-companySubscribe: www.cxotalk.com/nominateKarim R. Lakhani is the Dorothy & Michael Hintze Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is the co-founder and chair of the Digital, Data & Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard, founder and co-director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, and the principal investigator of the NASA Tournament Laboratory. He is also the co-founder & co-chair of the Harvard Business Analytics Program, a university-wide online program transforming executives into data-savvy leaders.Karim has published over 150 scholarly articles and case studies and is known for his original scholarship on open innovation and has pioneered the use of field experiments to help solve innovation-related challenges while simultaneously generating rigorous research in partnership with organizations like NASA, Harvard Catalyst, and The Broad Institute. He co-authored Competing in the Age of AI (2020), an award-winning book published by the Harvard Business Review Press. He has developed six online-courses that have educated thousands of executives on AI strategy, technology-driven transformation, and entrepreneurship.Karim is an advisor to senior executives at leading companies. He serves as an Academic Partner at Flagship Pioneering, member of the Board of Directors of Mozilla Corporation and VIDEA Health, and an advisor to several AI-based startups. He is the co-founder of Aspire Institute, a non-profit that aims to transform the lives of first-in-family college students worldwide.Karim was awarded his Ph.D. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds an SM degree in Technology and Policy from MIT, and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Management from McMaster University in Canada. He is a recipient of the Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship and a doctoral fellowship from Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Council.

Gluten Free News
Turkey Can Be Good for Gut Health

Gluten Free News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 2:19


An international team of researchers led by McMaster University has found that tryptophan, an amino acid present in high amounts in turkey, combined with some probiotics, may help them heal and respond better to a gluten-free diet.Read the full study here: https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/12/566/eaba0624 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Leading Through Crisis with Céline Williams
How to Avoid Burnout for Women in Leadership with Teresa Vozza

Leading Through Crisis with Céline Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 41:22


Teresa Vozza is a certified Executive Coach and Leadership Expert, as well as a passionate advocate for eradicating burnout in the executive ranks. Her goal is to help people (especially women) achieve greatness without the grind.According to statistics, 60% of women are burnt out. And, they are burning out at a much faster pace than men.In this conversation, we talk about:- Social conditioning and how that plays into how women show up at work- Recognizing patterns that are harming us- Warning signs to catch early on/before it's too late- Replacing behaviors (or what to do instead)- How to understand and protect yourself“I confused my high sense of urgency, hustle, and responsiveness as almost my superpowers. I thought that those things were going to get me ahead and I had proof they did – because I continued to receive promotions. That was the way I was going to lead and continue to enjoy success… But, it led to me experiencing major anxiety and ending up on a stretcher, headed to the ER, with a diagnosis of severe burnout. At the time, I had no idea what I was going through. I didn't know what to look for. I just knew how to push and to work.”Whether you identify as a woman or work with women, this conversation is an important one. I hope you'll join us!-----Teresa Vozza is a leadership expert, certified executive coach, and former Human Resources Executive with over 20 years of corporate experience, most recently at Allianz Partners as CHRO. She is highly skilled in leading change, building executive teams, communication strategy, and increasing employee engagement and wellbeing through facilitating heart-centred leadership conversations.She is a passionate advocate for eradicating burnout in the executive ranks. As a consultant and coach, she has worked both one-on-one and in group format withsenior teams and professionals from Manager to CEO. She is a seasoned facilitator, strategist, and speaker.In addition to her work with established leaders, Teresa trains seasoned professionals in the advanced skills of negotiation, crucial conversations, and becoming promotion-ready. In her corporate career, she has led hundreds of participants through leadership courses and workshops. She is a regular contributor on Breakfast Television and several podcasts, such as Power Presence Position, Wickedly Smart Women, and Entrepreneurs On Fire.Teresa is described as bold yet heart centred. Pragmatic yet visionary. Direct yet approachable. Challenging yet responsive. Reflective yet results oriented.Teresa is a graduate of McMaster University, the Canada Coach Academy, and accredited with the International Coaching Federation as well as The Accredited Board of Neurolinguistic Programming (ABNLP).She is a wife to Greg, and mother to two fabulous kids, Connor, and Isabel.LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresa-vozza-chrl-cca/Website: https://teresavozza.ca/Email: teresa@teresavozza.ca

Access To Anyone with Michael Roderick
Tackling Climate Change with Andrew Benedek

Access To Anyone with Michael Roderick

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 27:57


Andrew Benedek is the Chairman and CEO of Anaergia. Before founding Anaergia, he was a professor at McMaster University and the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of ZENON, where he developed cost-effective membrane technologies for recycling wastewater. Under his leadership, ZENON invented, developed, and commercialized many of the key membrane technologies used for water and wastewater treatment and became a global leader in this field. In June of 2006, ZENON was sold to General Electric Company for $790 million. Andrew then worked for Scripps Institute of Technology in San Diego where he furthered his interest in climate change.  He received his chemical engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle with a focus in wastewater treatment. In 2008, he was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Prize, a prestigious award for contributions to solving water problems. In this episode… Climate change is no small matter, so how can we focus on net zero when fossil fuels keep increasing? Is it possible for things to change? Advocacy and education are crucial pieces of the environmental puzzle. While advances are being made, 75% of the energy we use comes from fossil fuel. Andrew Benedek focuses on the creation of renewable natural gas. He wants to take the impact that organic waste has on the atmosphere and turn it into fuel. This can help future generations fight climate change and make the earth more sustainable.  In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with Andrew Benedek, Chairman and CEO of Anaergia, to discuss the complexity of fighting and reversing climate change. Andrew talks about how research and education can create an impact, the governmental requirements at home and abroad, and empowering future generations with necessary tools. 

Science Night
A Scicomm Roundup Featuring: Dr. Yasmeen Mezil

Science Night

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 41:19


This week Dr. Yasmeen Mezil makes her triumphant return to the show! She joins James, Jason, and Steffi to talk about three scicomm stories. Join us as we cover a new Pew Research poll, a bash at the Biosphere, and a new sciart exhibition. Your Hosts] James Reed (https://twitter.com/James_Reed3) Steffi Diem (https://twitter.com/SteffiDiem) Jason Organ (https://twitter.com/OrganJM) Our Guest Yasmeen is a scientist, educator, and illustrator. She teaches anatomy and physiology to students at McMaster University focusing on finding ways to make learning interactive and collaborative. Her artwork focuses on making complex concepts simple, informative, and beautiful. Credits Editing-James Reed Mastering- James Reed Music: - Intro and Outro- Wolf Moon by Unicorn Heads | https://unicornheads.com/ | Standard YouTube License - The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats | (C) 2007 The Island Def Jam Music Group - Spaceship Earth by Bruce Broughton | Property of The Walt Disney Music Company - Additional Sounds- Inside a Computer Chip by Doug Maxwell |https://www.mediarightproductions.com/ | Standard YouTube License The Science Night Podcast is a member of the Riverpower Podcast Mill (https://riverpower.xyz/) family scinight.com (www.scinight.com)

Mad in America: Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice
David Healy – Polluting Our Internal Environments: The Perils of Polypharmacy

Mad in America: Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 58:46


On the Mad in America podcast this wweek we are joined by renowned psychopharmacologist Dr David Healy. David is a psychiatrist, scientist and author. Before becoming a professor of Psychiatry in Wales, and more recently in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Canada, he studied medicine in Dublin and at Cambridge University. He is a former Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and has authored more than 220 peer-reviewed articles, 300 other pieces, and 25 books, including The Antidepressant Era, The Creation of Psychopharmacology and Pharmageddon. He has been involved as an expert witness in homicide and suicide trials involving psychotropic drugs, and in bringing problems with these drugs to the attention of American and European regulators, as well raising awareness of how pharmaceutical companies sell drugs by marketing diseases and co-opting academic opinion-leaders, ghost-writing their articles. David is a founder and CEO of Data Based Medicine Limited, which operates through its website RxISK.org, dedicated to making medicines safer through online direct patient reporting of drug side effects. In this interview we discuss the recently held World Tapering Day, a possible relationship between antidepressant treatment and sensory neuropathy and the difficulties that can be encountered when trying to deprescribe.

Our Manifestation Journey
(113) Following Your Inner Knowing with Heather & Whitney Haynes

Our Manifestation Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 105:56


We grew up hearing about and watching the Haynes sisters from afar, so to have them as guests on the show is a bit of a "pinch me" moment. If you are looking for some inspiring kick-ass, female empowered stories...you've come to the right place.The Haynes sisters need no introduction if you are from the Kingston area. However, for those of you who are not local, here is a little glimpse into who/what they are all about. After a beautiful afternoon of enjoying charcuterie and quality time together, we sit down with Heather and Whitney who share their respective journeys from dream to manifested success.Heather Haynes began her artistic career in 1995 after studying Visual Arts at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. In 2005, she entered the gallery circuit and since then has had the opportunity to show work in galleries and exhibits throughout North America. A fierce vexation in gender inequality took Haynes to one of the world's most despairing places, The Democratic Republic of Congo. There, she witnessed the impact of unspeakable cruelty and systemic injustices at every turn. She vowed to help in whatever way she could, intent on finding an accessible avenue. Haynes continues creating social justice art, as her current work tackles issues of gender inequality. She believes that the most certain way for our world to recover environmentally, economically and socially, is to support, empower, and educate young girls; and yet females continue to face inequality, violence and fear, especially in developing countries.Whitney Haynes was a jewelry designer and silversmith based out of Kingston, Ontario. Primarily self-taught, Haynes pursued her interest in becoming a maker while simultaneously working as a consumer product developer and buyer in Toronto. With a large leap of faith she, and her husband, moved their family to Kingston where she began to focus on her jewelry making full-time. Whitney is now retired and lives in Gananoque with her husband. She focuses her efforts in growing Heather's founded charity, The Art Of Courage.Although both of their paths were different; Heather always choosing to follow her calling and Whitney choosing the safer corporate route before finding her joy in jewellery, they both did answer the call and are beautiful examples of what happens when you believe in yourself and pursue your passion.Press play to hear both of these women's incredible stories. You will not be disappointed.And to you Heather and Whitney, thank you for honouring OMJ with your presence. It was a dream come true and we feel so blessed to share your profound journey with our audience. As always, we wish you a life filled with joy and abundance, Sam & Micki--DATES CHANGED for Our 3 Day Live Online Event: Becoming a Conscious Manifester Course!!DOORS ARE NOW OPEN!November 23rd-25th 2022 at 11am EST - *Classes will be recorded for future viewingDM us on instagram if you have any questions.__Did this conversation resonate with you? Be sure to share it on Instagram or with someone you know!Let's continue the conversation! Join the OMJ Facebook Community Check out our FREE Getting Aligned Playbook!!Want a channeled message from Micki? Apply

Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast
Dr. Martin Gibala: Benefits of Interval Training, Programming Interval Training in Fitness Routines

Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 39:44


In this episode of the Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast, Dan is joined by Dr. Martin Gibala from McMaster University to discuss his book, work, and research on Interval Training, including the benefits and how to incorporate interval training into a fitness program. Dr. Martin Gibala is a professor and the Faculty of Science Research Chair in Integrative Exercise Physiology at McMaster University. His research examines the mechanistic basis of exercise responses in humans and the effects on health and performance. Dr. Gibala's science communication efforts include a bestselling book on the topic of time-efficient exercise, The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That's Smarter, Faster, Shorter. He also co-teaches a massive open online course, Hacking Exercise For Health. The surprising new science of fitness. Developed with McMaster colleagues, the course content can be accessed for free through the Coursera learning platform. For more on Dr. Gibala, his research, and McMaster University, please check out https://science.mcmaster.ca/kinesiology/component/comprofiler/userprofile/gibalam.html and https://martingibala.com/ To keep up to date with everything Dan is doing on the podcast, be sure to subscribe and follow @brawnbody on social media! Episode Sponsors: MedBridge: https://www.medbridgeeducation.com/brawn-body-training or Coupon Code "BRAWN" for 40% off your annual subscription! CTM Band: https://ctm.band/collections/ctm-band coupon code "BRAWN10" = 10% off! TRX: trxtraining.com coupon code "TRX20BRAWN" = 20% off Red Light Therapy through Hooga Health: hoogahealth.com coupon code "brawn" = 12% off Ice shaker affiliate link: https://www.iceshaker.com?sca_ref=1520881.zOJLysQzKe Training Mask: "BRAWN" = 20% off at checkout https://www.trainingmask.com?sca_ref=2486863.iestbx9x1n Make sure you SHARE this episode with a friend who could benefit from the information we shared! Check out everything Dan is up to, including blog posts, fitness programs, and more by clicking here: https://linktr.ee/brawnbodytraining Liked this episode? Leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast platform! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/daniel-braun/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/daniel-braun/support

The Current
Federal government pledges $5 million to help Canadians living with chronic pain

The Current

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 25:09


The federal government has pledged $5 million toward tools to help Canadians living with chronic pain. We talk to Sarah Rose Eaman, who has been living with chronic pain since childhood; Maria Hudspith, executive director of Pain BC; and Dr. Norman Buckley, a scientific director of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care.

Podcasts from the Cochrane Library
Do school-based physical activity interventions increase moderate to vigorous physical activity and improve physical fitness among children and adolescents?

Podcasts from the Cochrane Library

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 4:24


Identifying ways to help people be physically active should help improve their health and well-being, and prevent premature deaths. There are several relevant Cochrane reviews and one published in September 2021 looks at school-based programs. Here's the review's first author, Sarah Neil-Sztramko, from McMaster University in Canada to tell us about the importance of the review and its findings.

Dr. Joe Tatta | The Healing Pain Podcast
Episode 291 | Reframing Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain With Sinéad Dufour, PT, PhD

Dr. Joe Tatta | The Healing Pain Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 35:55


Pelvic girdle pain is typically caused by unevenly moving joints, making the bones less stable and mobile. Pregnant women often experience this painful sensation, but it must never be treated the same way as non-pregnant people. Dr. Joe Tatta reframes pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain beliefs with Dr. Sinéad Dufour, Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Canada. She discusses why this chronic pain still has a lot of misconceptions and continues to be mistreated despite the mounting evidence around its psychosocial and physiological factors. Dr. Sinéad also explains how women can stay resilient throughout pregnancy by paying more attention to biomechanics than their individual (and potentially incorrect) beliefs.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here's How » Join the Healing Pain Podcast Community today: integrativepainscienceinstitute.com Healing Pain Podcast Facebook Healing Pain Podcast Twitter Healing Pain Podcast YouTube Healing Pain Podcast LinkedIn Healing Pain Podcast Instagram