Age Less / Live More

Many people are worried that their favorite deodorant is going to cause them an early death, but when it comes down to it, we’re more worried that we’re going to smell like death. This conundrum perfectly articulates the juggling act between the short term benefit and long term risk with skin care products. In an ideal world, regulators would keep us from harm’s way. In the real world, long-term cancer risk, hormone disruption, and even organ damage are difficult to track and quantify so this is an evolving discussion. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet the CEO of a testing company focused on safety and efficacy for manufacturers.

Listen and learn:

  • How an ingredient might be proven safe and effective, but in certain use cases might prove otherwise
  • The false trust of Western manufactured products vs. the fake fear of “made in China”
  • How to pick and choose products based on how often you use them and the potential risk

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dermatest.com

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Marcel Voss is the CEO of Dermatest GmbH, a company that specializes in skin testing and analysis.

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Direct download: LRS_600_How_to_Choose_Healthy_Skincare_Products_with_Marcel_Voss.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Sexual health requires collaboration and alignment between partners. Many couples get stuck and the resulting conflicts commonly escalate to breakups. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a professor and psychologist focused specifically on women’s sexual health, using mindfulness as a foundation in her work.

Listen and learn:

  • What sex drive discrepancy (SDD) is and the challenges that arise
  • How antidepressant drugs can contribute to sexual dysfunction even after discontinued use
  • Why “women’s Viagra” Addyi isn’t really working for most people
  • How mindfulness can create a foundation for sexual health

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Lori’s site: www.LoriBrotto.com

ABOUT OUT GUEST

Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia and a Registered Psychologist, specializing in women's sexual health. She is the author of, Better Sex Through Mindfulness.

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Direct download: LRS_599_-_Womens_Sexual_Health_with_Dr._Lori_Brotto.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Cynicism is a huge problem in health care, both from patients and providers. Patients are frustrated their doctors have so little time during visits and that they’re most-likely going to leave with nothing more than a prescription. Physicians are frustrated that their patients first come in after a huge problem has arisen, often 10 years in the making, wanting an instant solution. While diet, exercises, and lifestyle interventions can help, will the patient actually follow through? Unlikely. It’s a two-sided problem where both parties feel stuck. A system-wide shift to preventative care is a likely solution. On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore how this is already happening privately, to some extent.

Listen and learn:

  • What peptide therapy is and why it might be preferable to exogenous hormones
  • Breakthroughs in early cancer screening that most people don’t know about
  • The importance of medical supervision on any health journey

Links

Valhallavitality.com

About guest

Dr. Hari Mani is a board-certified family medicine physician whose work today focuses on holistic medicine.

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Direct download: LRS_598_-_Preventative_Health_Breakthrough_with_Dr._Hari_Mani.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Mental health is a huge and growing problem, and psychedelic medicine is suddenly on a fast track toward legalization. Ayahuasca is a traditional medicine used in the Amazon for hundreds of years as part of healing ceremonies. Its use has been largely confined to retreat settings, but as mental health professionals seek new options for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD among other conditions, many are looking to the past to inform the future of psychiatric medicine. My guest on this week’s podcast is at the forefront of the movement. 

Listen and learn:

  • About the curious combination of plants that create this drug
  • Set and setting considerations for traditional use
  • Legal and safety concerns
  • Ceremonial vs. clinical use
  • The “pill for an ill” risk vs. the reality of potential benefits 

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Simon’s Site

ABOUT OUT GUEST

Dr. Simon Ruffell is a psychiatrist known for his research on ayahuasca and study of curanderismo. Since 2016, he has collaborated with Indigenous communities in the Amazon basin to investigate the traditional use of ayahuasca and its effects on mental health.

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No matter how comfortable or challenging your life is, chances are you suffer from poor concentration, stress, anxiety, or overwhelm with some consistency. Left unchecked, your busy brain can lead to burnout, and while some might argue how to technically define this condition, none would argue it’s a safe state in which to live. With burnout comes an open door where illness, sadness, and pain can enter. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a medical doctor whose work is focused on helping people find a way back to balance.

Listen and learn:

  • Strategies to calm your busy brain
  • The power of a pause
  • The importance of a chief wellness officer at work
  • Why compassion is needed as a first step, including self-compassion 

Link

www.Drromie.com

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Romie is a board-certified physician and the founder of "brainSHIFT at Work," where she combines her 20 years of expertise in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to create cultural change in mental health and wellness. She has a new book coming out called, The Busy Brian Cure: The Eight-Week Plan to Find Focus, Tame Anxiety, and Sleep Again.

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Direct download: LRS_596_-_The_Busy_Brain_Cure_with_Dr._Romie_Mushtaq.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:04am CEST

Mental health challenges are often suffered in silence, behind closed doors. That is perhaps most true of eating disorders which affect people of all ages and backgrounds and range from anorexia and bulimia to orthorexia and body dysmorphia. The default advice to “get help” is not wrong, but simply booking a session with a local therapist is unlikely to unravel the complexity that usually defines mental health challenges that manifest in disordered eating. On this week's show, you´ll meet a professional counselor and mental health educator focused on helping people find a path forward.

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Ruth’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ruth Micallef is a counselor who focuses on eating disorders. She uses Schema therapy, positive psychology, and compassion-focused therapy (CFT) as part of her work. 

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Direct download: LRS_595_-_Overcoming_Eating_Disorders_with_Ruth_Micallef.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Think of your muscles like ground beef, and fascia like plastic wrap that creates a scaffolding like structure in, around, and through the muscle. Fascia is one of the most abundant connective tissues in your body, and like all tissues, it’s susceptible to injury, pain, and dysfunction. Despite its prevalence, fascia research remains nascent, so it’s worthwhile for anyone interested in their body to learn more. On this week's show, you´ll meet a fascia expert who will help you better understand this essential connective tissue.

Listen and learn:

  • Why delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is usually caused by pain in your fascia more than muscle pain
  • How fascia is affected by compression, shearing, and stretching
  • The role of hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid) in fascial health  

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David’s Site

​​ABOUT OUR GUEST

David Lesondak is a Structural Integrator at UPMC's Center for Integrative Medicine. He is the author of the book, Fascia: What it is and Why it Matters. 

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Direct download: LRS_594_-_Understanding_Your_Fascia_with_David_Lesondak.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:17am CEST

Everyone ages differently. Some people age gracefully, others fall off a cliff when it comes to their health. Hormones are usually an issue for most people: menopause for women, andropause for men. Both mainstream and alternative medicine offer treatment options and on this week’s episode we meet a doctor who can explain a bit more about them.

What you’ll learn

  • What a compounding pharmacy can do
  • How health clinics are allowed to prescribe medicines
  • Risk vs. reward of hormone replacement therapy
  • Why supplements and drugs should be put in the same category

Links

Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Gillett is a medical doctor who practices holistic, preventative, and sports medicine. He emphasizes a patient-centered approach and is involved in obesity medicine organizations. 

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Direct download: LRS_593_-_Understanding_Hormones_Peptide_Therapy_with_Kyle_Gillett.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

We’ve all had the experience of opening a new pint of ice cream fully intending to just have a spoonful, and then 10 minutes later, the container is empty and you’re unsure why. Binge moments are part of life, but for some, binging happens regularly–daily even–and it can become a serious mental health challenge that has very little to do with food itself. On this week’s podcast, my guest will help you understand what’s going on and offer some insights for a path forward.

Listen and learn:

  • Why today’s “last supper” is never the last
  • How to differentiate impulsive vs compulsive behavior 
  • How to remove shame and guilt around food
  • Important distinctions between bad food vs bad person

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Sarah’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Sarah is a licensed psychotherapist with a focus on assisting people recovering from binge eating disorders. She is the author of the book, I Can’t Stop Eating.

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Direct download: LRS_592_-_How_to_Stop_Binge_Eating_with_Sarah_Dosanjh.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition affecting as many as three percent of the population. While prescription medicine and creams can relieve symptoms in the short term, long-term solutions often require stress management, detoxification, and gut health. Our guest on this week’s podcast specializes in helping people get their skin under control.

Listen and learn:

  • About the role of sun exposure and vitamin D
  • How your gut health and microbiome relates to your skin
  • The impact of food intolerances and allergies on the skin
  • Risks vs rewards of long-term prescriptions

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Dayna’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dayna Hrovath is a physician's assistant with a particular focus on psoriasis.

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Direct download: LRS_591_-_Psoriasis_Heal_Your_Skin_with_Dayna_Hrovath2.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

MDMA, better known as the party drug ecstasy, has been legalized in Australia and will soon be approved in The United States for use in psychotherapy. While much of the research pushing for legalization has focused on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), its potential use in couples therapy also holds great promise. My guest on this week’s podcast wrote his master’s thesis on the therapeutic uses of MDMA in the 1980s and has been at the forefront of drug-assisted counseling ever since.

Listen and learn:

  • How an MDMA-assisted session for couples can fasttrack therapy
  • Legal and safety concerns
  • Fentanyl risks and the safety promises of prescription options
  • Why couples should aim to share two appreciation comments daily
  • How to utilize the “acknowledgement formula” to resolve conflict in your relationship

NOTE: MDMA is illegal in most jurisdictions worldwide. This podcast is not meant to endorse purchase or consumption of illicit drugs. Even when legal and prescribed, there are real risk and dangers that must be considered before using any drug.  

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Jonathan’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist and author of ten books including, The Enlightenment Project and Communication Miracles for Couples.

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Direct download: LRS_590_-_MDMA_for_Couples_Counseling_with_Jonathan_Robinson.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Running is an amazing way to build cardiorespiratory fitness, it’s accessible to just about anyone, and you can start right now. The problem? An estimated 80 percent of runners get injured each year, so simply staying on your feet consistently is a huge challenge for most people. My guest on this week’s podcast is a physiotherapist who will share her tips for running pain-free.

Listen and learn:

  • How to choose between road, trail, and treadmill running
  • The importance of stride rate and elbow drive
  • How to supplement your running with strength training

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Hilary’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Hilary is a physical therapist and was previously a member of the US Alpine ski team. She works with athletes and non-athletes in-person and online. She does a lot of work with runners, focusing on gait fixing and running injuries. 

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Direct download: LRS_589_-_How_to_Run_Pain-Free_with_Hilary_McCloy.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

What if your greatest pain in life was not the terrible things that happen to you, but instead the confusion and disjunction between your mind and body? Our bodies are wired for survival, but we all hope to find peace and contentment. Is it possible? Our guest on this week’s podcast believes it is.

Listen and learn:

  • How pain increase amygdala size and activity while simultaneously decreasing hippocampus size and activity
  • Why self trust is the missing link in the confusion created by pain
  • How exposure and facing our pain head on is the only way through
  • The idiocy of trying to outrun or avoid the monster that lives between your ears

Links

Julia’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Julia DiGangi is a neuropsychologist and founder of NeuroHealth Partners, specializing in the neuroscience of emotional, cognitive, and social health. She also has an excellent TEDx talk on the art of suffering.

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Direct download: LRS_588_-_From_Suffering_to_Growth_with_Dr_Julia_DiGangi.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Longevity is having a moment on social media right now with Silicon Valley paying teenage boys to have blood transfusions, experimental peptide injections, and all the predictable skin lasers and fillers. Most of these experiments will be useless, some will be harmful, but perhaps a few will actually work. Dr. Stephen Krichevsky joins this week’s podcast to help us separate the signal from the noise.

Listen and learn:

  • What we can learn about aging from yeast, worms, fruit flies, and mice
  • Does starving yourself really extend your life?
  • What about NMN and rapamycin?
  • Why stable weight might be more important than being thin as you age

Links

Dr Kritchevsky’s Work

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Stephen Kritchevsky has published more than 450 peer-reviewed papers and serves as the director of Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) and co-directs the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention. He is a contributor to the ABC study and the LIFE Trial.

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Direct download: LRS_587_-_The_Truth_About_Aging_with_Stephen_Kritchevsky.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:45am CEST

Do you feel burned out? My guest on this week's podcast, Dr. Neha Sangwan, defines burnout as exhaustion, ineffectiveness, and cynicism. Once that trifecta occurs, you’re in trouble - and most of us have been there. How do you bounce back from true burnout? What role can medicine, spirituality, and social groups play? Listen in to learn more.

Listen and learn:

  • Why exhaustion, ineffectiveness, and cynicism typify burnout
  • How to find “your people” if you’re socially isolated
  • Why it’s important to identify your core values
  • Which medication and natural interventions can act as a bridge back to balance

Links

Dr Neha’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Neha Sangwan is an internal medicine physician, international speaker, and corporate communications expert. She is the author of new book, Powered by Me: From Burned Out to Fully Charged at Work and in Life.

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Direct download: LRS_586_-_Bounce_Back_from_Burnout_with_Dr._Neha_Sangwan.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Most of us have a bucket list of things we’ll do once we grow up, after the kids move out, once we’ve retired… or someday. The problem with someday is that we don’t know when or if it will ever come, and more importantly, why wait? Most of life’s richest experiences don’t cost very much at all, and most things you could start to experience immediately.

Listen and learn:

  • How to find joy in everyday moments
  • Why doing things you suck at but enjoy can unlock amazing experiences
  • How your lowest lows can turn into peak experiences
  • How to start if you’re currently time and/or financially poor

Links

Experiential Billionaire

ABOUT OUR GUESTS

Bridget Hilton and Joe Huff are entrepreneurs and co-authors of the new book, Experiential Billionaire

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Hip pain ranges from minor pinching felt during squats to excruciating pain that causes you to limp or even need the support of a cane. Like all joint injuries, the process of diagnosing and treating a hip injury is often long and circuitous. Do you need surgery? Physical therapy? Will the pain ever go away? In this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a physiotherapist who focuses specifically on hips.

Listen and learn:

  • What femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is and what it might mean for you
  • Why you should forget quick fixes and focus on a six months plus healing journey
  • Realistic options for post-hip replacement exercise and sport
  • Why labrum tears are so common in the general population and are usually asymptomatic

Links

Mehmet’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mehmet Gem is a physiotherapist. Much of his work is focused on the hips and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). He has worked with athletes in multiple sports and non-athletes internationally via his consultancy and training programs.

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Direct download: LRS_584_-_Healing_Your_Hips_with_Mehmet_Gem.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Pelvic floor problems affect an estimated 40 percent of the population. Common symptoms include incontinence, prolapse, premature ejaculation, and irregular bowel movements. Your pelvic floor is a muscular net that supports your bladder, bowels, and in women the uterus. Those muscles can be trained and strengthened just like your biceps - but it’s a little more tricky to learn how. On this week’s podcast, we meet a physiotherapist who specializes in this area of the body.

Listen and learn:

  • How to take charge of your pelvic floor health  
  • Whether pee-stop-pee is a safe practice for strengthening
  • Do apps and gizmos actually work? Are they worth it?
  • Will you ever be able to jump on a trampoline or deadlift again?
  • Are medical interventions such as collagen fillers, botox, and surgery effective?

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Clare’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Clare Bourne is a pelvic health physiotherapist. She works with extremely common but rarely discussed issues such as incontinence and prolapse. She is the author of Strong Foundations: Why Pelvic Health Matters.

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Direct download: LRS_583_-_Pelvic_Floor_Health_with_Clare_Bourne.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 9:33am CEST

Public speaking and communication skills are crucial for every aspect of life. Whether you’re negotiating a promotion at work or advocating for yourself with your doctor, the better you can express yourself, the greater your success. Good communication is a meta skill that pays off in multiples, and it’s something we should all invest more time in developing.

Listen and learn:

  • The power of story and narrative during presentations
  • How to use visual aids carefully
  • The importance of time management
  • Why formulaic structures are often a wise choice
  • How to handle feedback, trolls, and grandstanders

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Ben’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ben Crosby is a professor of rhetoric and a communication skills consultant. He is also the author of Presentations as Performance: A Professional’s Guide to Better Speaking.

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Direct download: LRS_582_-_Improve_Your_Public_Speaking_with_Ben_Crosby.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

When most people think about getting in shape, their first priority is usually fat loss - and for good reason. Excess adipose tissue can, in many cases, contribute to or exacerbate dozens of other health problems. But what if instead of focusing on losing fat, you focused on gaining muscle? Lean muscle tissue is a metabolic workhorse. It strengthens your bones, acts as a natural glucose storage location and helps to balance your hormones. Interestingly, it’s often faster to build muscle than it is to shed fat, and the two often go head-in-hand.

Listen and learn:

  • Why lean muscle tissue tests are inaccurate
  • The future of D3-creatine tests for accurate “weigh in” of muscle mass
  • The correlation between lean muscle, bone density, and reduced all-cause mortality
  • Weights vs bodyweight exercise: can you do it at home?
  • The minimum effective dose for change

Links

Dr Lyon’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a physician and the founder of the Institute of Muscle-Centric Medicine. She is the author of a soon-to-be released book, Forever Strong

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Direct download: LRS_581_-_Are_You_Under-Muscled_with_Dr_Gabrielle_Lyon.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Psilocybin mushrooms (aka magic mushrooms) are being studied and used for their therapeutic and mental health benefits. These powerful substances have a long history of use in various cultures around the world, and are surprisingly safe if used carefully with medical supervision. At the same time, any drug, natural or not, presents a complex set of risks and rewards that must be considered. On this week’s podcast, you’ll learn about the popular new style of sub-perception use called microdosing.

Listen and learn:

  • How one tenth of a psychoactive dose can provide many of the same benefits without a “high” or psychedelic experience
  • Legal considerations and options for traveling with psilocybin
  • How psychedelics might impact emotional processing and reverence for nature

Links

Retreat Microdose

LEGAL & HEALTH WARNING: in most jurisdictions, psychedelic drugs are illegal. Even when legal, they should be treated and used with care, ideally only under the supervision of trusted healthcare professionals. The views of the guest and host of this podcast are theirs alone and should not be taken as health or medical advice. 

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Cori Sue Morris is a former journalist, an entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Retreat. Her company helps educate people on how to use psilocybin, better known as magic mushrooms for personal growth and health. 

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Direct download: LRS_580_-_Microdosing_Psilocybin_with_Cori_Sue_Morris.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Food allergies are a common and growing problem. To complicate things further, food allergy tests have a fifty percent false positive rate and most general practitioner doctors have just two weeks of allergy training - so you’re often left on your own when trying to diagnose and deal with them. Extreme allergies are rare, but skin problems, digestive issues, headaches, and bowel issues are becoming increasingly common. My guest on this week’s podcast will help you understand more about allergies and what to do about them.

Listen and learn:

  • Why allergies are a huge and growing problem
  • Why most IGG food allergy tests are a waste of time
  • How avoiding foods like peanuts could contribute to the development of an allergy
  • The important difference between an intolerance and an allergy  

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Theresa’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Theresa MacPhail is a medical anthropologist, professor, and writer. She is the author of the book, Allergic: Our Irritated Bodies in a Changing World.

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Direct download: LRS_579_-_Why_Are_Allergies_on_the_Rise_with_Theresa_MacPhail.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

If you have a phone or computer, you could start a media company right now and publish and share whatever you like. On one hand, this is amazing and democratizes what was previously reserved for a handful of gatekeepers. At the same time, the deluge of messages, often with ulterior motives, makes it extremely difficult for most of us to think freely. Should you trust governmental organizations? Left or right leaning news media? And what about the bro science podcaster? I don’t have the answers to any of these questions, but our guest on this week’s podcast does. 

Listen and learn:

  • About the wisdom of the crowd
  • The dangers of conformity
  • Why conspiracy thinking exists
  • Poetic truth vs. real world facts

Links

Free Your Mind Book

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Patrick Fagan is an applied behavioral scientist with over 13 years of experience in marketing, political campaigns, and data science consultancy. His expertise is in understanding human behavior and decision-making processes. Through his work, he advocates responsible and ethical practices in behavioral science, empowering individuals to resist manipulative influences and fostering critical thinking in society. He is the coauthor of the book, Free Your Mind

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Direct download: LRS_578_-_How_to_Be_a_Free_Thinker_with_Patrick_Fagan.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:50pm CEST

Erectile dysfunction is often a canary in the coalmine for metabolic health problems, and it might be just the motivation some men need to make some changes. Like all things related to health, restoring sexual vitality often requires a holistic approach, but the good news is that these changes have nothing but positive upsides.

Listen and learn:

  • The risk vs reward of PDE5 inhibitors
  • Why diabetes and heart disease are often correlated with ED
  • Soundwaves, lasers, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Why 90 percent of sexual dysfunction problems are physiological

Links

Dr. Truong’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Anne Truong is a medical doctor specializing in anti-aging and biological cellular medicine, with a career spanning over 25 years. She is the author of the book, Erectile Dysfunction Fix, and runs an educational group called, The Modern Man Club.

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Give a baby an ice cream cone and watch his eye brain light up with pleasure. The desire for sweet is hard-wired into us, but our access to sweet is unprecedented and problematic. Sugary and starchy foods are cheap, delicious, and last for years on the shelf. As you know all too well, once you’ve established a habit of indulging, it’s so difficult to stop. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet as public health educator who turned her own sugar breakup into a focus for her teaching and advocacy.

Learn

  • How sugar affects your dopamine, insulin and microbiome
  • Why sugar is in 74% of all packaged foods
  • How starchy foods can be just as problematic as added sugar
  • Planning for the 7 to 10 day detox
  • The psycho-social role of sugar and sugar addiction

Links

Dr. Grayson’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Andrea Grayson is a behavior change communications consultant. She teaches about Public Health Communications at the University of Vermont. In 2016, Andrea weaned herself off sugar and now helps others do the same. Her book, The Sweet Tooth Dilemma, is available on Amazon. 

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Direct download: LRS_576_-_How_to_Quit_Sugar_with_Dr._Andrea_Grayson.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Do you get sick easily? Do you catch every cold and flu that comes through town? This could be due to a depleted immune system or even chronic immune deficiency. This is more common than most people realize, and for a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, it’s a growing problem with a glaring lack of medical support or recognition. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a doctor who focuses on boosting the immune system and treating those with immune problems.

Listen & learn

  • How fecal transplants can help with extreme gut problems
  • Why cardio and strength exercise and sleep are the foundations for immune health
  • Genetic ApoE test
  • Genetics vs. epigenetic influence on our health 

Links

Gary’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Gary Kaplan, D.O., is a clinical associate professor at Georgetown University, director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. He’s the author of two books, Total Recovery and Why You Are Still Sick are available on Amazon. 

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Direct download: LRS_575_-_Is_Your_Immune_System_Broken_with_Dr_Gary_Kaplan.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:13am CEST


Lucas answers a handful of relevant listen questions on food, fitness, yoga, and movement. Join the conversation!

  • What vitamins does Lucas take?
  • Is yoga enough?
  • Why 1 gram of protein per lbs of body weight?
  • How to not lose fitness gains during summer holidays
  • Is lab grown meat the future?

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Direct download: LRS_574_-_QA_Sepcial_with_Lucas_Rockwood.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:25am CEST

The carnivore diet is one of the most requested and controversial topics on the podcast in the past year, and I’ve had a number of guests on including a medical doctor and heart surgeon. While I do not eat nor plan to eat this way myself, I’m alway open to learn about new approaches for weight loss and optimal health. While this extreme approach raises some very real concerns, there are some very interesting benefits too making it well with a discussion.

Listen and learn: 

  • What we can learn from the inuit and yupik people who traditional at an animal-centric diet
  • Why elimination diets can be powerful short term for illnesses and disease but why they are almost never sustainable
  • The big cholesterol gamble from a cow-centric diet
  • How to separate signal from noise in the diet industry 

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Direct download: LRS_573_-_Carnivore_Diet_Controversy_with_Lucas_Rockwood.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:14am CEST

All of us want to change something: our job, our relationship, our waistline, or even our career. We wake up thinking about it and fall asleep wondering “what if.” For some unknown reason, we never seem able to push past our stuck point and create real change. Why? My guest on this week’s podcast coaches using a visual and sensory-based model designed to help you achieve what you desire.

Listen to learn:

  • Why what you elaborate on is often what you become
  • How to loop in your 5 senses - plus emotions - to anchor an image
  • The power of a negative “what if I don’t” scenario

Links

Imagery Coaching

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Joanna Grover, LCSW, is a pioneer of Functional Imagery Training (FIT) with 15 years experience as a coach and cognitive therapist. She’s the co-author of the new book, The Choice Point.

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Direct download: LRS_572_-_How_to_Push_Past_Mental_Walls_with_Joanna_Grover.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:37am CEST

Cancer is the number two cause of death worldwide, and despite 100s of billions invested, there is still no cure, only treatments. The treatments we do have such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, while extremely aggressive, work very well if detection is early. Since there are dozens of types of cancer, screening and detection has proven challenging–but that might be changing. My guest on this week’s podcast is on the forefront of genomic medicine and hopes to make early screen accessible to everyone.

Listen and learn:

  • How new technology allows for blood plasma scanning of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to find tiny particles from cancers
  • The role of full body MRI in cancer screening
  • Why it currently costs thousands per year but could end up costing a fraction of this in the future

Links

www.GetSerenity.life

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jo Bhakdi is the Founder and CEO of Quantgene, a precision genomics and oncology company founded in 2015. Quantgene's goal is to build the future of medicine by utilizing advanced scientific and technological innovations.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:22am CEST

Some medical professionals feel it’s more accurate to classify post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a neural injury (PTSI) – not a disorder. Dr. Eugene Lipov developed a local anesthesia treatment targeting the stellate ganglion in the bottom of the cervical spine. This treatment has been approved for chronic pain and is being used now for trauma with promising results. On this week’s podcast, you’ll learn from a success story patient:

  • How trauma change our nervous system and brain activity
  • Why a prolonged allostatic load (stress) can create a trauma-like injury in the body
  • How trauma injuries can be visibly seen in FMRI scans

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Dr Lipov

The Invisible Machine

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jamie is the author of the books, The Iconists and The Invisible Machine. The book is centered around the science of Trauma Recovery.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 5:46pm CEST

Millions of people around the world are suffering from long COVID, an umbrella term for chronic symptoms that might include fatigue, vertigo, POTS, and cognitive impairment. While it’s not uncommon for people to have lingering issues after any illness, the scope and scale of the COVID pandemic and the anomalous nature of this particular disease have created a quiet, but concerning crisis. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a psychologist whose work has shifted to supporting people struggling through this journey.

Listen to learn:

  • How long COVID differs from post-acute symptoms from other infections
  • What a diagnosis of long COVID involves
  • Support options
  • What the future holds for chronic conditions

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James’s Book
www.JamesCJackson.com

ABOUT OUR GUEST

James C. Jackson is a psychologist and Research Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is an internationally renowned expert on the cognitive and mental health effects of illness, including long COVID. His new book is called Clearing the Fog

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Category:Health -- posted at: 3:36pm CEST

People often lament that they prioritize others’ needs above their own, and they don’t know how to put themselves first. I believe most of us are mostly selfish, so I don’t think the problem is putting yourself first, I think the problem is putting self care first. People will overcommit to work, family, and community obligations, but ignore free times, exercise, and quiet solitude. I don’t believe that we’re all so altruistic that our days get vacuumed by charity work, I think our time is consumed simply by other seemling more important priorities.

The term self-care conjures up images of manicures or lazy Sunday morning brunches, but what if you expanded that to include art, creativity, silence, adventure, friendship, and whatever else perhaps feeds your soul but almost by definition does not have a quantifiable reason for ending up on your calendar. 

On this week’s podcast, you’ll earn the importance of making time for less strategic, you-focused activities.

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Taylor’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Taylor Elyse Morrison is the founder of Inner Workout, a company that aims to make well-being and personal development more accessible. Her book is called, The Inner Workout.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am CEST

Do you have painful feet, bunions, hammertoes, or collapsed arches? If you’ve visited a podiatrist, you most likely ended up with some orthotic inserts and were sent on your way. Hopefully, those inserts worked! Most likely, they helped a little, but as the years have passed, your condition has progressively worsened. Is there anything you can do about it? On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a functional podiatrist who will help you understand your options.

Listen and learn: 

  • What a 15-min self-care routine might look like for your feet 
  • The pros and cons of surgical interventions 
  • Why reduced bone density might disqualify you for surgery  
  • Why flat feet is sometimes caused by ligament laxity and strength and stretch routines are unlikely to correct this structural issue

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Dr Splichal’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Emily Splichal is a functional podiatrist, human movement specialist, and a leading voice in barefoot science and rehabilitation. After originally training as a surgeon, she now focuses on functional and regenerative medicine.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

It’s more difficult than ever to separate fact from journalistic or political fiction. The idea of “relative truth” has permeated almost every discussion, making it challenging to get straight answers to even some of the most basic questions. Does cholesterol matter or not? Are HPV vaccines safe or too risky? While media spin has always been a problem, it’s reached breaking point, and the majority of us feel disillusioned and frustrated. This week’s guest offers advice on how to identify and fight misinformation.

Listen and learn: 

  • How a small lie wrapped in hard truths can be much more dangerous than a blatant falsehood 
  • Why men are leading the charge when it comes to conspiracy theories
  • How system justification theory can influence misinformation 
  • Whether a small lie is OK if it’s for a good cause

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Sander’s site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Sander van der Linden is a social psychology professor and Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. He focuses on how misinformation spreads in online networks and how to protect against false information. He is the author of Foolproof. 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:23am CEST

Most people are much more concerned with the quality of their life than the quantity. We hope to stay healthy, lucid, mobile, and engaged until our final days. How exactly to increase your chances of a strong finish is hotly debated, but as a 102-year-old doctor, our guest on this week’s podcast has a unique authority on the subject.

Listen and learn:

  • Why you need to find purpose and meaning
  • The importance of love in the healing process
  • How the body heals itself
  • Why memories can provide a place of comfort and joy

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Gladys’ Site

ABOUT OUT GUEST

Dr. Gladys McGarey is a medical pioneer and visionary, internationally recognized as the mother of holistic medicine. She is co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Association and has held a family practice for more than sixty years. At 102, Dr. McGarey has a ten-year plan and an eye on a healthier and more joyful future for all

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The average woman will spend one third of her life in menopause, and yet the public discourse and medical advice around this life stage is sorely lacking. Will hormone replacement therapy give you cancer? Will you be stuck on drugs for the rest of your life? Should you just wait it out and let nature run its course–or fight like mad against menopausal symptoms? On this week’s podcast, we meet a medical doctor committed to giving women more options, more agency, and a better quality of life during menopause and beyond.

Listen and learn:

  • Myth vs reality about cancer risk and HRT
  • When and how to start thinking about HRT, and when to come off it
  • The power of food and lifestyle interventions for hormonal balance
  • Whether horse urine vs. yam derived hormones matter?

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Dr. Mary Clare’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Mary Claire Haver is a Board Certified OB GYN and the creator of The Galveston Diet, a nutrition program designed for women in menopause. She is also the author of a new book, The Galveston Diet.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Have you ever felt excited about a new form of exercise, only to get sore muscles and then joint pain as soon as you start to see results? You take a couple days off, try ice and painkillers, but the pain always seems to come back and you’re not sure what to do about it. Should you keep going? Stop moving? See a doctor? Or try something else? On this week’s podcast, we’ll attempt to demystify the healing process.

Listen and learn:

  • Why patience might be the top necessity for healing
  • The value of cross training for injury prevention
  • How to use muscle strength to combat joint laxity
  • Why being “under recovered” is a bigger problem than being overtrained

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Jeremy Alland is a board-certified sports medicine physician based in Chicago, IL. He has worked as a team physician for various professional sports teams and high school teams, and is actively involved in research.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Work can be one of the greatest sources of meaning and purpose in life; but it can also be a huge source of chronic stress and anxiety. Perhaps you’re tasked with more responsibilities than one person can feasibly manage; maybe you work with a toxic boss 
or colleague; or maybe your role just feels soul-sucking and the worry that this is it looms heavy on your mind. My guest on this week’s podcast will help you combat workplace anxiety.

Listen and learn:

  • How to overcome anxiety by doing an “Is it worth it?” assessment
  • Why pace/place/space is crucial to peace of mind
  • How to balance working at home with our need for social connection
  • About introversion vs. insecurity vs. social anxiety

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Mora’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Morra is a podcaster and author of the books, Hiding in the Bathroom, and the newly released, The Anxious Achiever: Turn Your Biggest Fears into Your Leadership Superpower

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Direct download: LRS_562_-_Anxious_at_Work_with_Morra_Aarons-Mele.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

When you’re struggling with poor mental health, depression, anxiety, or low self esteem
and you want to actively change your mindset, it’s difficult to know where to start. Should you consider therapy? Medication? What about starting in your kitchen? On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore taking a food-based approach to improving mental health.

Listen and learn:

  • The importance of Omega-3s, fiber, and whole food nutrition for your brain 
  • Why performance and behavioral problems at school might be directly linked to poor nutrition
  • How dietary interventions were linked to a 30 percent reduction in self-harm in prisons
  • Why ultra processed foods (UPFs) pose a huge risk to your health and brain 


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Kimberley's site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Kimberley Wilson is a psychologist and the founder of Monumental Health, a service combining evidence-based psychological therapy, with nutritional neuroscience and nutritional psychiatry. She specializes in whole body mental health, treating issues such as depression, low confidence, low self-esteem and self-doubt, disordered eating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and procrastination. She is also the author of two books, Unprocessed, and How to Build a Healthy Brain

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

By 2035, it’s estimated that half the world’s population will be overweight. At the same time, we’ll likely continue to live longer and longer which means the financial cost and even more tragic loss of healthspan will be catastrophic. While the solution seems obvious, eat less and exercise more, things are not so simple in reality. I wonder if perhaps we’re asking the wrong questions about weight? What if the real question to ask is why we’re so hungry in the first place? On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet Amy Shah, MD, whose work focuses on answering this question.

Listen to learn:

  • Why food is mood
  • Why certain foods fill you up, others have “no limits”
  • The importance of resistance training, and yes for women too
  • How meal timing (not long fasting) can be very helpful for everyone
  • Why hyperpalatable foods encourage people to eat up to 500 calories more per day, even when the foods are identical

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Dr. Amy Shah’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Amy Shah, MD, is a double board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine and allergy/immunology. She is a regular contributor to major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NBC News, and has been featured on numerous television programs, including The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. She’s the author of two books, I’m So Effing Tired and I So Effing Hungry

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Direct download: LRS_560_-_Why_Im_So_Effing_Hungry_with_Dr._Amy_Shah.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

The assault on our sleep really only began in earnest 75 years ago as the world became flooded with light, stimuli, shift work, and birthed the concept of a 24/7 world. Today, we're wired and tired, overworked and under rested. This is not news to you, but what might be

When we think of high-risk jobs, we often think of underwater welders, fishing boat crew, and oil rig workers. But did you know that all shift work is also high risk? You're unlikely to have physical risks, but the metabolic, mental health, impaired driving ability, and even cancer risks are sky high. 

Here's what happens when we don't sleep: 

  • Ghrelin, the hunger hormone goes up
  • Blood glucose and metabolic health suffers 
  • Cardiovascular risk shoots way up
  • Risk of neurodegenerative illness skyrockets 

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Russell’s Book

ABOUT RUSSELL FOSTER - Russell Foster is a British professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford University and the director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi). He is known for his discovery of non-rod, non-cone ocular photoreceptors that regulate the body’s internal clock. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the Zoological Society scientific medal and the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). He is the author of Time Line: Your Body Clock and Its Essential Roles in Good Health and Sleep

Direct download: LRS_559_-_Fix_Your_Sleep_with_Russell_Foster.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

There are over 400,000 hip replacement operations performed each year in the USA alone. While our modern healthcare systems struggle to produce positive outcomes in some areas, in others - joint replacements in particular - the progress is remarkable. A hip replacement used to be a last ditch effort to live pain-free, whereas today, people are regaining active lives earlier and success rates improve with each passing year. If you, or someone you love, is struggling with an arthritic hip and considering options, this week’s podcast is for you.

Listen and learn:

  • What the 20 year outlook is for a replaced joint and what happens after that
  • Why you should say no to running post-op, and yes to yoga, skiing and tennis
  • What you need to know about femoral acetabular syndrome (FAI), labrum tears, and arthritis
  • Why obesity is a major contributor to hip pain and sadly a common disqualifier for hip replacement surgery

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Dr. Hull’s Site

Dr. Hull’s Books

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jonathan began his career in the British Army as a medical officer with a parachute unit and went on to train as an orthopedic surgeon. He currently has a busy NHS practice. His special interests in orthopedic surgery are hip and knee disorders. He is also the author of Hip Expectations: How to get through a hip replacement by someone who should know better.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Are you familiar with the concept of being time poor? This is when you have your life more or less figured out, but you don’t have a spare minute in your schedule. Since time is your greatest asset, and is in short supply, why not buy some of it back if given the opportunity?

For many of us, hiring help in our personal or professional lives seems too expensive, too indulgent, or just downright lazy. But many of us are living lives that are bigger than a 24 hour day, and the only way to get through it with any sense of control and freedom is to enlist some help. On this week’s podcast discover how to buy back your time. 

Listen and learn:

  • How to calculate what you can, or cannot, afford to hire help for
  • How code, content, capital or collaboration are the four ways to scale your impact
  • Why buying back your time before buying possessions might be worth considering 

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Dan’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dan Martell is an entrepreneur, investor and business coach. He founded a number of companies including Clarity and SaaS Academy. He is the author of a new book, Buy Back Your Time.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am CEST

Have you ever noticed that many cold and flu remedies contain little more than honey and water? Have you ever gone to the doctor feeling ill and felt significantly better almost straight away? The placebo effect is a long observed phenomenon in medicine, but the same expectation effect also impacts most other areas of life.

If you read five-star reviews before visiting a restaurant, it primes you for a great experience. If you’re watching a film that everyone you know loves, you’re also far more likely to react positively to it. My guest on this week’s podcast is an expert in the effect of expectation.

Listen and learn:

  • Why the placebo-pain connection is so strong
  • How “open label” placebos can be just as effective
  • The lesser-known nocebo effect and its risks
  • How to ethically leverage the expectation effect in your life

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David’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

David Robson is a science writer who explores the human brain, body, and behavior. He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in mathematics. He wrote extensively about misinformation during the COVID pandemic and mental health. He is the author of The Intelligence Trap, and his newest book, The Expectation Effect

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Direct download: LRS_556_-_How_Expectations_Impact_Outcomes_with_David_Robson.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

There’s a saying: “If you want a new idea, read a history book.” That might be true 95 percent of the time, but for the remaining five percent of the time, particularly when looking for problem-solving techniques, the solution might demand a completely new approach. Lateral thinking is the idea of entering from the side door, flipping the problem on its head, and spitballing completely new solutions. On this week’s podcast, we discuss how to apply this technique to your life.

Listen and learn:

  • Why innovation seems to have reached a lull
  • How to break free from your siloed information feed
  • What if everything you assumed was wrong or misguided?
  • What if the solution to your current problems was easy, obvious, and simple?

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Paul’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Paul Sloane is a UK-based author, speaker, and consultant, specializing in innovation and creative thinking. He has written several books on these topics, including: Lateral Thinking Puzzlers, The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, and De Bono's Thinking Course.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

An estimated 15 to 20 percent of the population will suffer from tinnitus at some point in their lives and hearing loss affects an even greater number. Yet so few of us take action and seek out medical help. With tremendous breakthroughs in both diagnostics and treatment, there has never been a better time than now to get your auditory health in order. On this week’s podcast, we meet an audiologist who can help. 

Listen and learn:

  • Why tinnitus can be your brain trying to turn up the volume to hear better
  • How infection, stress, and even emotional distress can manifest as tinnitus
  • How virtual reality might offer solutions for balance and vertigo
  • The considerations and cost of hearing aids 

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New York Hearing Doctors

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Craig Kasper is the Managing Director of NYHD (New York Hearing Doctors). He specializes in disorders of the vestibular system, hearing loss and tinnitus. He’s been a leading voice in public education and hearing/balance for over 25 years and has been featured regularly in national media.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Modern health trackers collect an amazing quantity of data daily, but most of it is descriptive, not actionable. Maybe your smart watch tells you that your sleep quality is poor, but do you know how to fix it? Maybe you learn your HRV is low, but how do you improve? All the information in the world means nothing if you don’t have a plan of how to adapt and grow from it. On this week’s podcast, discover how Dr. Erik Korem used qualified self-data in high performance sports and now uses it to help average people like you and me. 

Listen and learn:

  • Why respecting your circadian clock is crucial for good health
  • How belonging to a faith community (of any type) correlates with remarkably positive health outcomes
  • Why stress is a gateway to growth
  • Why allostatic load is an important, often-overlooked health consideration 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Eric Korem is the founder and CEO of AIM7, a company that specializes in sleep and stress resilience. He has a background in working with professional sports teams, Olympic athletes, and government agencies. 

Learn more at

ErikKorem.com

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Our traditional healthcare systems offer amazing options for acute pain and injury, but for long-term, chronic, and subclinical pain, you’re mostly on your own. It’s more common than not for someone with chronic lower back or knee pain to have absolutely no idea what is wrong or how to fix it, and scans and doctors’ appointments often leave you with no clarity or guidance. In an attempt to fix ourselves, we stretch, strengthen, buy different shoes, and adjust our workstations. Sometimes it works, but sometimes we need more help. 

On this week’s podcast, we meet a physical therapist who focuses on standing posture and walking gait as a functional fix to main chronic pain ailments. 

Listen and learn:

  • Why atrophied gluteus maximus muscles are often a key culprit in joint pain
  • Why it can be helpful to avoid locking your knees while standing
  • How an overemphasis on movement can sometimes lead to overlooking incorrect movement

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Rick’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Rick is a physical therapist who found traditional therapy effective for acute pain but lacking for chronic pain and nagging injuries. He spent over 20 years developing his own approach and subsequently authored the Fixing You book series.

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Direct download: LRS_552_-_How_to_Fix_Your_Body_-_Relieve_Pain_with_Rick_Olderman.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

In 1938 the Harvard Study of Adult Development began. It followed the lives of 268 Harvard students and 456 inner city kids in Boston, and remains the largest, longest study of its kind, gathering data on physical health, mental health, personality, and social connections. The study's findings have served as the basis for an impressive body of work on lifestyle fulfillment and happiness, and my guest on this week’s podcast has co-authored a book highlighting his learnings.

Listen and learn:

  • Why loneliness is one of the greatest risk factors for an unhappy and unhealthy life
  • Why social fitness should be given the same priority as physical fitness
  • How war, hardship and adversity can provide a sense of community that leads toward happiness and contentment
  • Why 20 to 40 percent of the population admit to feeling isolated and lonely
  • Creative strategies to build connections at any age 

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Marc’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Marc Schulz, PhD, is Associate Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. He is a practicing therapist, and co-author of a new book, The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness.

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Direct download: LRS_551_-_How_to_Live_a_Happy_Life_with_Dr._Marc_Schulz.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST


For some forms of cancer, allopathic medical interventions are extremely effective; but for many cancers, outcomes are mixed and confusing. Like all things health, it’s clear that diet and lifestyle interventions can play a huge role in prevention, treatment, and possibly even reversing some forms of cancer. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a medical doctor turned cancer patient and natural foods advocate who dedicates the second chapter of his life toward beating cancer. 

Listen and learn:

  • Why nine daily servings of plant foods is recommended for cancer prevention and treatment
  • How sugar and insulin can feed cancer
  • The importance of supplements like iodine and vitamin D
  • Strategies for education and empowering yourself and your health
  • Why cancer needs inflammation to proliferate 

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Dr Brandy’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Medical doctor Dominic Brandy was diagnosed in 2017 diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma,an incurable rare form of cancer. He started researching plant based diet, exercise, and targeted supplements. His cancer is in remission, and his work focused on helping people with lifestyle interversion to treat, manage, and hopefully reverse cancer as well. He’s the author of the book, Beat Back Cancer Naturally. 

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Direct download: LRS_550_-_Beat_Back_Cancer_Naturally_with_Dr._Dominic_Brandy.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

When people brag about their 80-hour work weeks, I have to wonder, are they really working for 80 hours? Or are they starting, browsing social media, and then stopping and starting eight times in a row like me? While I often “work” for 10 or even 12 hours in a day, only a novelist would label what I’m actually doing as focused work.

Many of us struggle with attention so profoundly that our only solution is to buffer the day with massive blocks of non-productive cloud-gazing time, so that 2-3 hours of focus will collectively add up by default by the time the day is over. Sound familiar? My guest on this week's podcast studies attention and productivity.  

Listen and learn: 

  • How a 20-minute walk encourages divergent thinking and can refresh your attention span
  • How multitasking can increase your blood pressure and stress response
  • How to practice discernment and mindfulness with social media
  • The value of superimposing meta-awareness to tasks for greater attention

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Gloria’s site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Gloria Mark is a professor at UC Irvine. She has spent over two decades studying multitasking, interruptions, productivity and mood with the rise in digital technology. Her work has been published extensively and her new book is called Attention Span.

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Direct download: LRS_549_-_Improve_Your_Attention_Span_with_Dr._Gloria_Mark.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

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