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What does "organic" labeling really mean? If I ask five Yoga Talk Show listeners, I'll get five different answers. And new growing methods stack complexity on complexity with hydroponics and aquaponics now falling under "organic" certification as well. On this week's show, we'll unpack certification, and more interesting still, we'll look at various growing techniques in detail and speculate on the future of food.

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Listen & Learn:

  • Why the term "organic" is owned and controlled by USDA
  • Why organic food can have non-organic certified fertilizer
  • How universal organic regulations really only began in 2002
  • Why chemical farming kills of the bacteria in the soil (hence 3 year waiting period for conversion to organic)
  • Why aquaponics is not new and has been around forever in various forms
  • How aquapoanics uses 80% less water than conventional farming
  • How aquaponics produces both fish and short grow cycle edible vegetables

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Ro is the cofounder and co-owner of A Bee, a certification agency responsible for ensuring that USDA organic products meet the NOP organic standard. Ro has an interest in all things sustainable and serves as the director of the open-use nonprofit “I’m In Community”.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Salt

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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 1:43pm CEST

In 1990, the Human Genome Project began, and by 2003, roughly 20,000 human genes had been sequenced. This is exciting, but it's also just the first step. How can we use this data to understand human health, longevity and wellness? What can our genetics tell us about our proclivity for certain activities and our susceptibility for certain illnesses? On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet Naturopath, Bob Miller, who will help you decode the code that is your genetic heritage.

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Listen & Learn:

  • Why genetic testing is the future of medicine
  • How you're making and using antioxidants
  • Genetics: code for enzymes which are the worker bees of the body
  • How to get started with testing your DNA

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Robert Miller earned his naturopathic degree from Trinity School of Natural Health and is board certified. Bob has served as a traditional naturopath for 20 years, and has spent the last several years engaged almost exclusively with genetic variants and related research.


He works with a company called, Professional Health Products, to formulate an Epigenetics line of products for use by health care providers. Bob lectures at nationwide seminars to educate physicians and health care practitioners about genetic variants and nutritional supplementation for achieving optimal health. He also was recently named to the Functional Medicine University’s advisory board.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Acai Berry

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:17am CEST

Hypnotherapy has been around since the 1950's, yet most people still think of it as a party trick. In reality, there is mounds of data to support the power of mind over body when in a suggestible, alpha state that is easily induced through hypnosis. Rather than losing touch with reality or leaving your body, hypnosis is actually a state of hyperawareness where you become more open to change.

Often used for weight loss, quitting smoking, and overcoming negative thought patterns, hypnosis can be a powerful tool in your mind-body wellness toolbox. Hypnosis itself doesn't cure addiction or force you to lose weight; instead, it helps you deal with your underlying issues, the root causes of destructive behaviors so change can occur naturally.

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Listen & Learn:

  • Why hypnosis puts you into an alpha brain wave state
  • How to use positive affirmations to plant seeds for change
  • How meditation music, guided hypnosis, and at-home self-hypnosis can be very effective
  • Why your body has a negative memory bias and how to create positive anchors instead

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Rene is a registered nurse, a success coach and Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. She helps people overcome fear, anxiety, and procrastination. Rene serves as the Director and Instructor for the Orlando Florida Externship Program for the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy and is the author of a new book called, How Big is Your But? available on Amazon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Edible Essential Oils

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm CEST

What if your immune system went haywire and starting attacking your body's nervous system affecting your vision, your sensations, your mobility, or other bodily functions? Auto-immune conditions are extremely common, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the more devastating diseases in this category. Whether you or someone you know has MS or not, you can learn a great deal about myelin health, proper nutrition, and balanced living from people who do—because for them, it can be a question of life or death. On this week's show, you'll meet an author, coach and expert, Andrea Hanson who is thriving despite her MS diagnosis in 2000. 

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Listen & Learn:

  • How MS attacks your nervous system 
  • Why diagnosis is getting earlier and better 
  • How MS can be progressive or relapsing / remitting 
  • Diagnosis: MRI shows wearing down of myelin on nerves (like holes) 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Andrea Wildenthal Hanson is a speaker, bestselling author, and master certified life coach. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000, Andrea empowers people to become their own wellness hero, instead of the victim of a disease. She is the author of two books: Stop Carry the Weight of Your MS and Live Your Life Not Your Diagnosis.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Garlic Onions

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