Age Less / Live More

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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