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Medical marijuana has always been a polarizing topic, clouded in controversy, and it can be challenging to distinguish the real medical benefits from the stoner myths. On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, Dr. David Casarett takes us on a tour of the medical cannabis world to learn about its uses and benefits as “medicine”. 

Dr. David Casarett is a physician, researcher, and tenured associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. His studies have included more than 10K patients and have resulted in more than a 100 articles and book chapters, published in leading medical journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and The New England Journal of Medicine. His many awards include the prestigious U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Dr. Casarett recently launched MarijuanaResults.org, a platform for medical marijuana users to connect about their experiences and a source of data for medical professionals. His new book, Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana, is available on Amazon. 

 

In this Show, You'll learn:

  • Medical marijuana: real benefits or excuse to get stoned? 
  • Hemp vs cannabis: what’s the difference? 
  • How to not smoke and not get high - but still use cannabis 
  • Why cannabis legalization is suddenly spreading

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

The “dark side” of balsamic vinegar

 

Links & References from the Show:

http://www.davidcasarett.com

Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

 

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Direct download: 161_-_Stoned_.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:31pm CEST

Ever heard of kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea loaded with beneficial bacteria, activated micronutrients, and if you like sour - it tastes amazing. Traditionally, it’s made with black tea and sugar, fermented by an added Scoby (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) for days, weeks or even months. Basically, this is sweet, rotten tea that’s actually good for you. 

On this week’s show, Lucas Rockwood and Hannah Crum explore the benefits of drinking Kombucha, and how easy it is to start brewing at home. 

Hannah Crum, also known as "The Kombucha Mamma" has been brewing kombucha and teaching others since 2004. From homebrew hobbyist, to educator, to Master Brewer, Hannah is committed to providing the most accurate and up-to-date information to kombucha lovers and homebrewers at any stage in their experience.

In this Show, You'll learn:

  • The history of this rotten tea and its role in modern day society
  • Wild vs. controlled fermented foods
  • Store bought vs. homemade kombucha
  • Do’s and don’ts for newbie at-home kombucha brewers 

 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Health metrics - how can you tell if you’re really healthy?

 

Links & References from the Show:

www.kombuchakamp.com

 

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Direct download: 160_-_At-Home_Kombucha_Brewing.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 11:54am CEST

Modern footwear leaves most people’s feet deformed by the time they reach adulthood, and these abnormalities lead to all kinds of movement problems, pain and cascading injuries. 

For yoga students, stiff and deformed feet are synonymous with impaired balance and stability, and even though this is such a common problem, it’s something we rarely talk about. On this week’s talk show, Lucas is joined by, Dr. Ray McClanahan, to learn how to naturally fixing your feet and toes, as well as how to go about restoring the full function of your feet without resorting to corrective surgery. 

Dr. Ray McClanahan is a podiatrist, runner and athlete.  He's the founder of Northwest Foot & Ankle in Portland, Oregon. In his 17 years as a podiatrist, he has learned that most foot problems can be corrected by restoring natural foot function.

 

Ray is the inventor of Correct Toes, silicone toe spacers. His professional goal is to provide quality natural foot health services with an emphasis on sports medicine, preventative and conservative options as well as education on proper footwear.

 

In this Show, You'll learn:

  • Why elevated heels and arch support are usually a terrible idea in footwear 
  • How you can restore the flexibility and mobility in your feet
  • Why so many athletes get injured every year
  • Medical/surgical foot correction vs. self-care and natural medicine
  • What footwear you should be wearing

 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Low carb diets: are they really all that?

 

Links & References from the Show:

www.correcttoes.com

 

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Direct download: 159_-_How_to_Heal_Your_Feet.mp3
Category:yoga -- posted at: 4:54pm CEST

If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, chances are someone has already asked you where you’re getting your protein from, or if you’re getting enough of it. We know many yoga students and teachers are exploring the plant-based diet, so this week we wanted to take a closer look at the challenges of a vegan/vegetarian diet, and what you need to do to avoid protein deficiency. Our guest this week, Dr. John Douillard, covers some of the most common questions around this topic; he also introduces the science of Ayurveda, and how it can provide valuable insights into your personal health.

Dr. John Douillard, DC has written and produced numerous health and fitness books, CDs, and DVDs. He has been teaching and lecturing internationally for 28 years and publishes a free wellness video-newsletter filled with the latest studies and research. He was the Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets in the NBA and currently directs the LifeSpa- Ayurvedic Retreat Center in Boulder, CO, where he lives with his wife and six children.

In this Show, You'll learn:

  • Telltale signs of protein deficiency
  • Why some people use meat medicinally
  • How Ayurveda can provide insights into personal health
  • Best sources for protein

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Agave, the natural sweetener you should probably stay away from. Find out why!

 

Links & References from the Show:

http://www.lifespa.com

 

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Direct download: 158_-_Are_you_getting_enough_protein.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:22pm CEST

Modern Hot Yoga practice originated from a teacher named, Bishnu Gosh, in Calcutta, India, though it’s probably best-known today from one of Gosh’s most influential (and notorious) students, Bikram Choudhury in Los Angeles. 

The Hot Yoga world is changing very quickly, and while 20 years ago, Bikram studios were the only game in town, there are now dozens of new and alternative Hot Yoga styles and studio groups popping up.  

In Canada, Moksha Yoga is a really great school founded by Ted Grand. In Asia and Europe, Absolute Yoga Academy is a leader, and in Mexico, there's Tony Sanchez (just to name a few). It’s truly amazing how Hot Yoga has spread to all corners of the world since it’s such an impactful style of yoga. 

In this week’s Yoga Talk Show, we deep dive into the real history of Hot Yoga, not just the “creative” history that has informed pop yoga culture up until now. Hot Yoga historian and researcher, Jerome Armstrong, joins us to talk about his republishing of some previously lost manuscripts including one by Gosh’s star student, Buddha Bose.

In this Show, You'll learn:

  • The real origins of Hot Yoga
  • Hot Yoga vs. Bikram Yoga
  • All about Buddha Bose and his “lost manuscript”
  • What the “84 advanced poses” sequence is all about 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Matcha - what it is, how it is grown, and the difference between matcha and regular green tea.

 

Links & References from the Show:

www.buddhabose.com

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/242455566/84-yoga-asanas-by-buddha-bose

 

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Direct download: 157_-_Peoples_History_of_Hot_Yoga.mp3
Category:yoga -- posted at: 11:17am CEST

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