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Did you know that your morning coffee blocks alpha brain waves states and that your evening glass of red wine encourages it? Did you know that the blue light from your cell phone affects both your hormones and your brainwave states? Our modern world tends toward imbalance, and the first step in the direction of health is understanding the how and why behind the imbalances so you can take action to create a better you.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we'll be discussing brain wave states, neuro-feedback, mind-body practices, and more.

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Listen & Learn:

  • How neurofeedback allows you to "see" what's going on in your brain
  • Why food, lifestyle and modern thought patterns often leave us imbalanced
  • The importance of DHA/EPA for brain health  
  • Delta: deep meditation, sleep, stillness (collective unconscious / oneness)
  • Theta: memory, revelry, daydreaming, REM sleep, meditation, childlike thoughts
  • Alpha: flow state of creativity, pleasant focus, super-learning, peak performance, synchrony
  • Beta: waking, problem-solving, busy work, active-focused work

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Chris is a Neuroplastician and NLP Master who was mentored by Dr. Richard Bandler himself. He's a student of Shaolin, Qigong, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu. Chris uses all these tools along with nutrition, psychology, health and fitness training to help people overcome mental blocks and live an inspired life.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Resveratrol

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Politically, the world is more polarized and terrorized than ever before. Even the wealthiest countries in the world are experiencing record levels of terror and violent attacks—so what do we do? Can yoga and meditation create a grassroots movement for change? Why must we focus inside before can change our communities? On this week's, Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet, Amandine Roche, an international peacekeeper using yoga a key part of her mission.

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Listen & Learn:

  • Why world peace must start with inner peace
  • What PTSD is and how to combat it with yoga and meditation
  • How Amandine faced suicide bombers, kidnapping, and on-going violence on her peace-keeping missions  
  • Why we are all responsible for world peace

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Amandine Roche is a Human Rights lawyer, yoga and meditation teacher who has worked throughout the world including in Asia, S. America, many African countries, and in war-torn Afghanistan. She teaches yoga and meditation in Afghanistan, including to members of the Taliban on her mission for world peace.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Spirulina Chlorella

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When I turned 24, I started this weird experiment eating just plant foods. I'm a chronic over-committer, and here I am 15 years later, still eating 100% plant-based. This is a complicated path that's not right for most, but it's worked for me—and I've just gotten some blood tests to see how I'm doing. Overall, I'm in some of the best shape of my life, but there are a few things I certainly need to address.

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Listen & Learn:

  • Why my homocystine levels are a little high
  • How my liver function is on the low side of normal—and what I can do about it
  • Why I might think about eating more iron-rich foods or supplementing iron 
  • Why all these issues could be related to impaired digestion and/or impaired liver function

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet Lewis are the founders of Doctor's Nutrition. Doctor’s Nutrition provides Evidence-Based Nutrition™ information, where you get information based on years of experience treating patients with natural compounds and verifying the results with pre and post lab tests. Located in Longview, Texas, Doctor's Nutrition offers medical lab services in or near your hometown without the need for expensive office visits and long waits.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Flax and Chia Gas

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As health seekers, we obsess over the micro-changes in our food and fitness routines. Micro changes are fun and interesting, but it's much wiser to first address the big elephants in the room. One of those big beasts is sugar in all its various forms. It causes weight gain, metabolic imbalance, premature aging, and contributes to just about every illness imaginable. The good news is you can monitor, reduce, and manage your blood sugar very effectively at home once you know how. On this week's show with Dr. Ritamarie, you'll learn the in's and out's of how to balance your blood sugar.

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Listen & Learn:

  • How sugar impacts your hormonal balance and lead to weight gain
  • Why sugar in small quantities is essential but in high doses is toxic
  • Why sugar is everywhere and unless you've avoiding it, you're probably over-eating it  
  • Why belly fat is the worst type of fat
  • Why dietary fat and body fat are not the same thing
  • How chromium, magnesium and DHA can help with sugar metabolism

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a bestselling author, speaker, and internationally-recognized nutrition and women’s health authority. She combines the ancient healing wisdom of whole fresh foods and herbs with modern scientific research to help people reclaim their health.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Fasting With Coffee

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