The Lucas Rockwood Show

If you could meet anyone from history, who would you meet? There’s a saying that you should never meet your heroes because you’d be disappointed–at best. Envisioning the future of human progress in a game of push and pull. We dig in our heels as we cling to the past, and we press the pedal to the floor–all at once.  

My guest on this week’s podcast focuses his work on what he calls, the Longpath, a future-focused vision for living today. 

Listen and learn

  • How to not move so fast you break things
  • Why old school traditions still have a place in a modern world
  • Can a Western perspective truly consider a global view of the future?
  • How to be a good ancestor for your kids 

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Ari’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ari Wallach is the founder and Executive Director of Longpath Labs. He is the author of the book, Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs. He has a TED Talk on his concept of Longpath that is a great primer to his work as well.

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

The average life expectancy 100 years ago was around 53 or 54 years whereas the average life where I live today is over 80 - this is a radical change. When the average person is adding three decades to their life compared to their great-great grandparents, there are all kinds of new concerns that arise. How can I keep my teeth that long? How can I hold onto muscles and bone strength? And will I have the hormonal mix to make me feel like a man or woman; or will I just slowly wither away. 
 
Age and death are inevitable, but our path toward the finish line can take many twists and turns. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a medical doctor and menopause expert who will share her best ideas to live the 2nd half of life well. 

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Dr. Suzanne’s Site
 
ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Suzanne is known for her Menopause bootcamps in Los Angeles, and she has combined her work as an OB-GYN and Ayurvedic Medicine practitioner into a new book, Menopause Bootcamp

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:53am CEST

Did you know your body contains just as many bacteria cells as human cells–about 30 trillion in total? Around 3 lbs of those little buggers live in your gastrointestinal tract, and just as our planet’s soils are productive yet depleted, your gut microbiome is functional but often imbalanced and dysfunctional. No wonder you’re suffering from gas, bloating, acid reflux and even severe conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  

To complicate things more, health marketers would have you believe that if you simply take a fiber supplement and eat some probiotic-enriched yogurt, you can correct the mess fast–but the problem is far more complex. On this week’s podcast, you’ll learn from gut health specialist, Dr. Rossi, the ins and outs of a happy belly. 

Listen and learn:

  • Fecal transplants risk vs reward (yup, people are swapping poo)
  • The importance of fiber, even the stuff that you’re unable to digest
  • Why gas and fermentation are natural and don’t have to cause discomfort and problems
  • FODMAP Diet to restore gut health and how to slowly reintroduce foods 

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Dr. Rossi’s Site

ABOUT OUT GUEST

Dr. Megan Rossi is a dietitian and nutritionist. She’s a Research Fellow at King’s College London where she investigates nutrition-based therapies in gut health, including prebiotics and probiotics, dietary fibers. Megan is the author of two books, Eat Yourself Healthy and Eat More, Live Well.

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

Christopher McDougal’s 2009 book, Born to Run, brought minimal footwear and the importance of healthy feet to the forefront of fitness conversations internationally. At the time, there were just a couple minimal-style shoe companies in existence, today there are dozens. If you’re like most people, you’ve likely been squishing your feet into narrow toe box shoes with arch support and an elevated heel for most of your life. The result? Plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoe, and overlapping toes are just a handful of the many problems that can arise from this modern foot binding practice. The good news is that there are solutions and this week’s guest is here to talk you through them.

Listen and learn

  • Why your toes should be the widest part of your foot
  • What “zero drop” means and why it’s important
  • How to decide between surgical or natural interventions for foot problems
  • The importance of strong, limber feet

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Chris’ Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Christopher Ioannou is a sports scientist who specializes in foot health, minimal shoes, and fixing feet. He has a great YouTube channel called “Exercising Health”.

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

Various psychedelic drugs have been used for thousands of years by people all over the world, primarily in spiritual ceremonies and for medicinal purposes. In 1938 Albert Hoffman discovered LSD, and it served as the Western world’s introduction to this type of drug. Psychedelics came to define the counterculture generation of the 1960s, and there was a parallel movement in research science for their potential use in mental health. 

In 1970, President Nixon introduced the Controlled Substances Act, and research came to a grinding halt. Today, there is a push to decriminalize medical and even recreational use for many - if not all - psychedelics, and this is both interesting and terrifying. On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore the modern landscape of psychedelic drugs and mental health. 

Listen and learn:

  • How ketamine is legally used for clinical depression
  • How magic mushrooms and MDMA show promise for treating PTSD
  • The risk vs reward of the legalization movement
  • Why spirituality and mysticism seem forever coupled to this class of drugs 

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Matt’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Matt is the author of Psychedelics for Everyone. He holds a Master Degree in Psychology and “Neuroscience of Mental Health” from King’s College London.Matt Zemon is the CEO and Co-Founder of HAPPŸŸ, a mental wellness company that specializes in psychedelic-assisted ketamine therapy along with digital therapeutics that promote life-transforming outcomes.

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

Bunions, hammertoes, and the wide array of foot ailments can be easy to hide inside shoes, but that doesn’t make them easy to live with. What might start as achy feet can quickly turn into a real health challenge with cascading effects if you’re unable to stay active doing the things you love. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a podiatrist that takes a holistic approach to foot health. 

Listen to Learn

  • Why bunions happen and what to do about them
  • When cosmetic vs. necessary surgeries make sense
  • Why type II diabetes nerve damage puts your feet (and legs!) at risk
  • Realistic recovery time if you need surgery 

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Dr. Tea Nguyen’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Tea Nguyen is a podiatrist in private practice. She is the founder of Pacific Podiatry in Freedom, CA, and takes a whole person, holistic approach to foot health and healing. 

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

How long do you want to live? How healthy do you want to be in your later years? For many podcast listeners, healthspan is more important than lifespan, but it’s difficult to figure out what–if anything⁠–can stack the deck in your favor. On this week’s podcast, we’ll meet PhD researcher and author, Morgan Levine, who is actively working to answer these questions. 

Listen and learn: 

  • Why exercise is probably the greatest anti-aging tool
  • Metformin and rapamycin: do they work?
  • Human age potential
  • Heritability vs. epigenetics 

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Morgan Levine’s Book

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Morgan Levine was an Assistant Professor in the department of Pathology at Yale University. She now works with Altos Labs, where she leads a research group on
bioinformatics, cellular biology, and biostatistics. She is the author of, True Age: Cutting-Edge Research to Help Turn Back the Clock.

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

When you hear the word addict, it may conjure up images of alcoholics stumbling out of bars late at night, or of bleary eyed celebrities being admitted to rehab. But addiction comes in many forms and nowadays includes a whole new set of vices, such as online gaming, pornography and even social media. If addiction is now defined as any compulsive behavior that starts to impede your life in significant ways, it’s likely that many of us may need to take a long hard look in the mirror.  

Listen and learn:

  • How to know whether you’re addicted to something
  • Why many therapists have troubled backgrounds
  • The difference between therapy and coaching
  • Realistic suggestions for overcoming addiction and addictive behaviors 

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Cali’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Cali Estes Ph.D is an addiction therapist, recovery coach, yoga and pilates teacher. She is the author of a number of books including, I Married a Junkie.

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

I’m a productivity junkie in recovery. I’ve read just about every productivity and habit change book you can think of. From time blocking and “inbox zero”, to nootropics, I’ve tried almost everything. And while I’ve certainly learned many tactics, I’ve also learned that most things don’t last. We all need to find what works for us individually; and maybe accept that we are not, or at least don’t have to be, so productive all the time. 

In a quest to boost her own productivity, my guest on this week’s podcast discovered that the secret is to reframe and redefine it altogether. 

Listen and learn:

  • How all types of creativity can be a form of productivity
  • How not to succumb to the comparison trap and find what works for you
  • Whether joy and ease motivate you, or fear and pain
  • What’s behind this increased focus on achieving productivity

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Madeleine’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Madeleine Dore spent five years researching how creative people organize their lives through her popular blog, Extraordinary Routines, and her podcast, Routines & Ruts. The lessons culminated in her first book, I Didn’t Do The Thing Today.

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

Overwork and overwhelm are huge problems in today’s society, yet they are highly revered in many cultures. From the story of Elon Musk sleeping in the Tesla factory, to the parents so committed to their children they haven’t had a night out in three years. We shake our heads in dismay when we hear them, but smile in admiration at the same time. Why? Because finding balance is an issue many of us struggle with. 

On this week’s podcast, we meet a medical doctor and mother of four who found herself consumed by burnout, overwhelm, disappointment, and isolation. She made a huge change in her own life and now writes, speaks, and coaches women to set boundaries and find balance in theirs. 

Listen and learn:

  • How your personality and who you are, is often largely determined by age 14
  • Why medical doctors have the highest suicide rate of any profession
  • How to avoid falling into the trap of martyrdom
  • Masculine vs. feminine boundaries and the best recharge strategies 

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Dr. Shillcut’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Sasha Shillcutt is a physician, researcher, speaker, and author. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles. She’s also the author of two books: Between Grit & Grace and her new title, Brave Boundaries

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

Our own bodies are a source of infinite learning and mystery. Most of us are familiar with our skin, our hair, muscles, and teeth; but did you know that you have an internal latticework of connective tissues called fascia, that give shape and structure to what would otherwise be a bloody ball of soft serve? Unlike many tissues in the body with a distinct beginning and end, fascial sheaths are often long, complex, and can span the entire length of the body. Even more interesting, fascia is loaded with sensors and nerve endings. It is smart tissue that can serve us well or cause pain, discomfort and injury. On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore this fascinating tissue from a health and healing perspective. 

Listen and learn:

  • How fascial adhesion and contraction can result from stress
  • How your abdominal fascia is linked to fascia in your quadriceps 
  • Passive versus active therapies
  • The importance of organized scar tissue while healing  

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Structural Elements

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Douglas Bertram has a background in massage therapy, orthopedics, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and sport injuries. He is the founder of orthopedic wellness clinic Structural Elements.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:34am CEST

If you walk into any pharmacy, the anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anti-cellulite creams and potions are everywhere. But does any of this stuff actually work? Most products are simply marketing gimmicks, but there are simple lifestyle measures you can implement to improve your skin health and reduce the speed at which it ages. On this week’s podcast, we meet a dermatologist focused on slowing down the skin aging process. 

Learn

  • How the food you eat and your gut bacteria influence your skin
  • The role of epigenetics in skin health
  • How vitamin A and retinol can help regenerate collagen
  • The truth about lasers and other treatments

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ODE Dermatology

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Shyamalar Gunatheesan is a dermatologist that specializes in skin disorders, hair loss, and nail abnormalities. She is the founder of ODE dermatology in Australia.


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

We all experience aches and pains at times, sometimes even serious injuries. But what happens when your pain doesn’t go away for months, years, or even a decade or more? What happens when you’re dependent on painkillers to get through the day and you begin to alter your life because of it? Our guest on this week’s podcast is corrective exercise specialist, Vinny Crispino, who broke his back surfing one day and began a 10 year healing journey. 

Listen and learn:

  • How painkiller addiction can happen to almost anyone
  • Why you must take full responsibility for your own healing journey
  • The importance of full body movement, not just focusing on the area of pain itself
  • The value of corrective exercises  

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Pain Academy

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Vinny is the founder of Pain Academy. His work focuses on helping people learn to move better, live better, and overcome pain for good. 

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

It’s hard enough to figure out what you really want to accomplish in a year, let alone in your lifetime, and once you do figure it out, how do you actually show up as the best version of yourself? Personal growth and development often feels like a smile-or-die race to accumulate accolades when most of us are not always smiling and are not even necessarily motivated by external validation. And yet, we continue to strive to become our peak selves. Our guest on this week’s podcast is a former bull rider and combat veteran who now works with high performers to help them reach their best. 

Listen and learn:

  • The importance of being “coachable” in order to succeed
  • What bull riding can teach you about being present
  • How to accept reality rather than deflect responsibility 

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Wylie Website


ABOUT OUR GUEST

Wylie McGraw is a former bull rider, baseball pitcher, and combat veteran. He now teaches peak performance.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:06am CEST

At what age should we consider hormone replacement therapy? Why is PCOS so common? Why is it that women often struggle with ketogenic diets more than men? Our hormones play such an important role in how we look and feel, but most of us are unsure how to optimize them or what ‘normal’ hormonal balance feels like. Medical doctor Anna Cabeca is our guest on this week’s podcast to help us make sense of the endocrine system and understand our hormones better.
 
Listen and learn:

  • How to support rather than suppress menopause
  • Why coffee can jack up your blood sugar levels
  • How women should approach ketogenic diets
  • What urine PH can tell you about your diet and stress levels

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Dr. Anna’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Anna Cabeca is a menopause and sexual health expert and speaker. She is a triple board-certified OB-GYN, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine doctor.
Her books include: The Hormone Fix, Keto-Green 16, and MenuPause.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Reactive hypoglycemia

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Category:Health -- posted at: 9:42am CEST

Ever felt stuck in a rut with your job, your relationship, or maybe even the city you’re living in? You know what you’re doing isn’t what you want, but you’re unsure how to break your current pattern? It’s fun to think that anything is possible, but at certain phases of life, that’s just not true. On this week’s podcast, author and renowned explorer, Colin O’Brady, reveals how the simple act of taking a twelve hour walk alone, can help you to find peace, clarity and the mental space to help you re-evaluate your life’s possibilities. I love the idea, I’m going to do this here in Barcelona. I hope you join me from wherever you are in the world. 

Listen and learn:

  • How losing five friends on K2 mountain impacted Colin’s own life
  • How to break through limiting beliefs
  • Why physical accomplishments can often lead to mental breakthroughs
  • The importance of mindset
  • How one 12-hour walk could help you live your best life

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Colin’s Site


ABOUT OUR GUEST

Colin O'Brady is a 10x world-record-holding explorer, endurance athlete, speaker and author. His first book is called The Impossible First, and his new book, The 12-Hour Walk comes out soon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Palm oil

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:26am CEST

What does it mean to live your best life? What does it mean to self-actualize? It’s easy to fall into the trap of chasing status, titles, or physical property; but isn’t what really matters to you based more on your values? If so, your best life could be much closer than it seems. On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore personal and professional growth with coach Michael Balchan. 

Listen and learn:

  • Why top performers have coaches
  • The importance of stacking wins
  • Celebrating success each step of the way
  • How traction is the opposite of distraction
  • How to outsmart our worst habits and become the best version of ourselves

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Heroic

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Michael Balchan is Head Coach and Chief of Staff of Heroic. He’s a Harvard-trained behavioral economist and psychologist, who spent almost a decade in finance before becoming a sought-after performance coach to executives and leadership teams.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Cinnamon for blood sugar

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:04am CEST

Have you noticed many leading voices in the fitness industry are single and are able to spend 2-3 hours per day working out? No matter how organized you are, if you have kids and a career (that isn’t fitness-related), most people struggle to find even an hour a day for themselves. Rather than ignore the very real time constraints of midlife, my guest on this week’s podcast has created a solution built around systems. 

Listen and learn:

  • Why walking can be an ideal starting point for many people
  • The power of routinizing one or even two meals daily
  • How planning and preparation can make all the difference
  • Why you should avoid extremes 

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Fit Father Project

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Anthony Balduzzi is the founder of the Fit Father Project. He helps busy fathers lose weight and build muscle to stay healthy for their families.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Fermented food and belly

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

Periodontal disease is correlated with just about every type of illness and disease. Sometimes it’s a canary in the coal mine for something wrong, but sometimes, it can even be the source of the problem. While many people dismiss dental care as only an aesthetic concern, straight, healthy teeth and a broad palate help with breathing, sleep and even digestion. My guest on this week’s podcast shares his academic and clinical experiences helping people improve their smiles as a means to improving their health. 

Listen and learn:

  • Why fluoride can be great for teeth, but should not be ingested
  • The benefits of hydroxyapatite as an alternative to fluoride
  • How the billions of microbes in your mouth play a crucial role in digestion
  • The benefits of xylitol in dental care products 

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The Mouth Book

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr Kami Hoss is on the board of counselors at UCLA School of Dentistry, and he is the Chairman of the Board, at Howard Healthcare Academy. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, FOX, NPR, and CBS. His book is called, If Your Mouth Could Talk.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Stale Spices

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

Most of us overestimate what we can accomplish in a year and underestimate what we can accomplish in the next five years. With health and fitness, most of us focus so much on the short term that we don’t allow ourselves the space to make lasting change. On this week’s podcast, we’ll discuss finding fitness, not fanaticism, by focusing on doing things you enjoy to achieve sustainable long-term results. 

Listen and learn:

  • How negative self talk, even subtle negativity, can undermine your success
  • How to be fiercely consistent in your plan
  • Why it’s important to fail forward
  • How it can take a full two years to change into a ‘lifelong exerciser’ 

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Mike’s Website


ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mike T. Nelson has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology. He’s an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He teaches something called the Flex Diet and hosts a podcast by the same name. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Adults Acne

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

When it comes to health and fitness, one of the biggest challenges in the digital age is information overload. Whether you’re excited about running or cycling, ketogenic diets or intermittent fasting, you can get so far lost down a rabbit hole of research that you never manage to actually get started. On this week’s podcast we meet Marc Bubbs, a coach and nutritionist, who helps pro athletes and people from all walks of life in middle age and beyond set appropriate targets and reasonable goals to achieve above average fitness. 

Listen and learn:

  • Why most of us consume 40% of our calories after 6pm
  • The risk of non-functional overload (do we mean overtraining?)
  • How just 10 sets of exercises per body part per week can make a huge difference
  • Why consuming 1.2g of protein per kg of body weight can be a game changer

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Marc Bubbs Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Marc Bubbs is the Director of Performance Nutrition for Canada Basketball and consultant performance nutritionist for Olympic athletes. He’s the author of Peak: The New Science of Performance and Peak 40.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • How much protein

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

You’ve no-doubt had a period of time in your life where your health was the first thing you thought of when you woke up, and the last thing on your mind before bed. Perhaps you had a virus, a severe injury, or even a serious disease like cancer, and your health suddenly dominated your life. For diabetics, this is a lifelong struggle - both physically and mentally. On this week’s podcast we meet Dr Mark, a psychologist who helps people find peace and balance despite the imposition caused by long-term health challenges on their lives. 

Listen and learn:

  • How diabetics have to make up to 180 decisions a day
  • How diabetes can lead to relationship stress
  • The highs and lows people experience throughout the day
  • The financial worries and health insurance insecurities associated with long-term conditions like diabetes
  • How people living with diabetes can find balance in their lives


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Dr Mark’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Mark Heyman (Dr. Mark) is a diabetes psychologist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). He has lived with Type I diabetes for over twenty years and is the author of Diabetes Sucks and You Can Handle It.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Clean Your Veggies

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:46am CEST

For an elementary school student with severe ADHD, who’s at risk of getting expelled for behavior problems, a proper mental health diagnosis can mean the difference between success or failure with traditional education. In situations like these, we can all understand and appreciate the importance of a medical diagnosis.  But what about the rest of us? What if you’re depressed after two years of COVID lockdowns, socially isolated, and feeling lost with your career and life? What if you’re getting anxiety at the grocery store or struggling to make friends in a new city? You might currently have five of nine symptoms required for a mental health diagnosis as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), but will that diagnosis actually help or hurt you? 

Sarah Fay, my guest on this week’s podcast, has been formally diagnosed with six different conditions ranging from anorexia to generalized anxiety disorder; and based on her research, believes that most labeling practices do more harm than good. 

Listen and learn:

  • Why many children are receiving mental health diagnoses from general practitioners, not psychiatrists
  • How a mental health label can turn into an identity
  • Differentiating between situational vs. chronic mental health problems


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Sarah’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Sarah Fay is an author and activist. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, The New Republic, The Michigan Quarterly Review and more. She is on faculty in the English department at Northwestern University. Her new book is called, Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • When to Eat Chocolate Cake

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

New habit formation is so challenging. Not only do most of us struggle to establish new routines, we often rebel against our own best interest and go in the other direction. When we fall off a new diet regime, we then feast on junk food. When we slip up and have a drink during ‘dry January,’ we then proceed to have five more. This rebellious self-sabotaging behavior isn’t unique and psychologists have studied it extensively. 

On this week’s podcast, we meet psychologist, Michelle Segar, who suggests that the solution to making healthy lifestyle changes a long-lasting habit is to focus on making smaller strides toward your goal. It’s a refreshing approach to all or nothing thinking that dooms most of us to failure. 

Learn

  • Why reactance behavior often drives us to rebel against rules and restrictions
  • How CHAOS (Confusion, Hubbub and Order) can make sticking to new health habits more difficult
  • Why it’s important to change your internal dialogue 

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Michelle’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Michelle is a researcher at the University of Michigan who’s spent nearly thirty years studying how to help people adopt healthy behaviors. She has a doctorate in Psychology (PhD), a master’s in Health Behavior/Health Education (MPH), and a master’s degree in Kinesiology (MS). Her first book is called No Sweat, and her new book is called The Joy Choice.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Green Tea for Weight Loss

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

Is yoga enough for real fitness? Is there such a thing as non-religious meditations? What do you do if your chiropractor tells you your spine is misaligned? Lucas Rockwood fields common questions from listeners on this week’s special podcast episode.

Learn

  • Barefoot shoes transition
  • Walking backwards for your knees
  • Making sense of conflicting nutrition information
  • Sciatic nerve pain management 

ABOUT LUCAS ROCKWOOD

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher, trainer, and serial entrepreneur. He’s been hosting this podcast for over a decade.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 5:41pm CEST

Haven you heard that environmental collapse is going to end life on earth in just 8 years? Do you think that World War III is looming? Are robots going to take over while we humans fight over NFTs in the metaverse? As absurd as all this sounds, these conversations take center stage despite the world’s rapid race toward a truly remarkable future of growth and progress. 

On this week’s podcast, I’ll share with you my thoughts on why now might just be the best of times, despite its glaring tragedies, and the real risk might be our propensity for catastrophic thinking. 

  • Did you know that there are 35% more calories per person, worldwide, just in my lifetime? 
  • Did you know that both North America and Europe are undergoing reforestation not deforestation? 
  • Is it possible that falling birth rates are a bigger problem than overpopulation? 
  • Did you know that HIV/AIDs is rapidly decreasing, there’s a prophylactic pill, and even a potential cure?

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Lucas Rockwod is a yoga teacher, trainer, father, and serial entrepreneur. This podcast is a passion project of health, wellness, personal growth and development featuring leading thinkers in their fields. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Cannot Swallow Pills

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Direct download: LRS_511_-_Is_Now_the_Best_of_Times_with_Lucas_Rockwood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am CEST

Most anti-aging techniques are dubious at best. The hard truth is we’re all getting older, but at the same time, most people can quite literally get fitter every year for a decade or more. For non-athletes, the path toward fitness in your 30s, 40s, or 50s and beyond is incredibly rewarding because you can easily outperform your younger self. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet an out-of-shape offer worker who slowly but predictably transformed his body and life. 

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Listen & Learn

  • How most people can get in better shape, year-on-year for a decade (or more)
  • Why midlife (and beyond) health is so important
  • How to start running lamppost to lamppost
  • How much time you need to dedicate daily

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mark Lewis is a health and fitness vlogger who completely transformed his health later in life.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Beans and Farts

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Direct download: LRS_510_-_Fitness_After_40_with_Mark_Lewis.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

You know that feeling when you order food that looks great but makes you feel like crap? Maybe it’s deep fried or sugar-ladden. It tastes great, but an hour later, you regret it. Now what if that happens once a week, once a day, or multiple times a day for years? 

Obviously, your physical health can suffer, but your mental health can too. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a nutritional psychiatrist who is a thought leader on the mental health and nutrition connection. 

Listen and learn:

  • How turmeric plus black pepper makes the curcumin 20x more bioavailable
  • Only 10% of the USA population eats enough fresh produce daily
  • Prebiotic vs. probiotics
  • Psycho-social aspect of foods and how that impacts your mental health 

Links

Dr. Naidoo’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. UMA Naidoo is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Her book is called, This Is Your Brain On Food.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Curcumin

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Direct download: LRS_509_-_Your_Brain_on_Food_with_Dr._Uma_Naidoo.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Most people get an average of six-and-a-half hours of sleep each night while needing seven to nine hours. This chronic, endemic sleep deprivation contributes to hormonal imbalances, car accidents, and increased susceptibility to chronic illnesses. Even knowing this, we watch one more episode of our favorite series, stay up to empty our email inboxes, or toss and turn with anxiety until 2:00 am. Is there any way out of this trap? Our guest on this week’s podcast is a sleep expert and shares his best ideas. 

Listen & Learn

  • Three hour gap between dinner and bed
  • Two hour gap between work and bed
  • One hour work between screens and sleep
  • Sleep debt: truth or fiction?
  • How to combat lifestyle jetlag 

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Devin Burke is an author, TEDx speaker, sleep coach and founder of Sleep Science Academy. He was named one of the “Top 25 Health Coaches in America.”

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Huel Drink

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Direct download: LRS_508_-_The_Science_of_Sleep_with_Devin_Burke.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:04am CEST

Hormones affect your attention, libido, fertility, and lean muscle mass. So much of how we experience the world is determined by these complex chemicals sloshing around inside us–and they are under attack! High stress lifestyles, high carbohydrate diets, and endocrine disrupting toxins threaten to throw us off balance every day. This week’s podcast guest will help you think strategically about how to find balance. 

You’ll learn:

  • Why negative thinking / shadow work can be helpful for finding motivation
  • The importance of the adrenal glands
  • Why high cortisol can trigger a chain reaction
  • Risk vs reward of birth control 

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Sonya’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Sonya is a naturopath, mother, author, yoga teacher, and podcaster. Her book is called, Woman Unleashed: Release Your Story, Revive Your Hormones & Reclaim Your Freedom

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • calorie counting

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Direct download: LRS_507_-_Revive_Your_Hormones_with_Sonya_Jensen.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

280 million people have depression worldwide, and 700,000 people will die of suicide this year. The problem is getting worse, not better, and while mental health awareness is at an all time high, conversations about the role nutrition plays is all but absent. On this week’s podcast, psychiatrist Drew Ramsey helps us rethink our mental health from a food choice perspective. 

Learn

  • How to boost BDNF and why it matters
  • Seafood, beans, nuts and grees, dark chocolate
  • Catch-22 of bad food choices when you feel bad
  • How to rediscover and explore food 

Links
Dr. Drew’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Drew Ramsey is a psychiatrist, speaker and author. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He founded the Brain Food Clinic in New York City. He’s had TEDx talks, a video series with Big Think, and the BBC documentary Food on the Brain. He is the author of three books including, Eat to Beat Depression & Anxiety. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Best Protein for Environment & Body

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Direct download: LRS_506_-_Eat_to_Beat_Depression_with_Dr._Drew_Ramsey.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

How do you navigate the challenges of optimal nutrition while simultaneously considering budget, ethics, and the environment? Grass-fed beef might be a nutritional powerhouse, but how can we justify the environmental and ethical challenges of raising such large, inefficient ruminant animals when other alternatives are available? 

My guest on this week’s podcast is a moderate voice of reason, health food advocate, and best-selling author. 

Listen & Learn

  • What carnivore’s get wrong
  • How to avoid food ideology and find what works for you
  • Why your own optimal health has to be your first priority
  • The future of food? 

Links

  • Max’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Max is a best-selling author of Genius Foods, Genius Kitchen and Genius Life. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Honey Before Bed

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Direct download: LRS_505_-_Genius_Foods_with_Max_Lugavere.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Hyperbaric chambers use pressure, and in some cases concentrated oxygen, to treat a wide variety of injuries and ailments. You’ve no doubt heard of high-level athletes using these treatments to speed up recovery, but you might not realize hyperbaric therapy is approved for 14+ medical conditions. 

On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore the safe and simple use of pressurized therapy for reduced inflammation, oxygenation of plasma, fighting off infections, and more. 

Listen and learn: 

  • How pressure increases oxygen-rich plasma for health and healing
  • How pressure vasoconstricts and reduce inflammation
  • Angiogenesis effects (new blood vessel formation)
  • Appropriate use and pressure levels based on treatments
  • Risks, rewards, and unknowns in regards to long-term use

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Scott Sherr is the director of Integrative Hyperbaric Medicine and Heath Optimization at Hyperbaric Medical Solutions where he develops personalized treatment plans for patients. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Best Breakfast

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Direct download: LRS_504_-_Hyperbaric_Medicine_with_Dr._Scott_Sherr.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Food is so much more than energy. It’s culture, tradition, family, comfort, indulgence, guilt, and pleasure all in one. To add to the complexity, certain foods are even addicting. Today, food abundance is the norm and food costs have dropped lower than any time (relatively speaking) in recorded history. With that in mind, is it any wonder we’re struggling with weight gain, cravings and food addiction? My guest on this week’s podcast is a recovered expert in the psychology of eating. 

Learn

  • How food can be harder to “quit” than crack cocaine
  • Why you must have a system to succeed long term
  • How addiction manifests differently for different people 
  • How to navigate the forever-conflicted information on diets 

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Susan’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Susan Peirce Thompson PhD is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Rochester. She’s an expert in the psychology of eating. She is the founder of Bright Line Eating Solutions
and the author of a number of books under the same name.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Juicing Too Much Sugar

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Direct download: LRS_503_-_No_More_Crash__Burn_Diets_with_Susan_Peirce_Thompson_PhD.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

What if your genetic code could tell you what form of exercise would be best for you, based on your ability to build muscle, endure physical stress, and recover? What if you knew which foods would be best-suited to your unique genetics? This is the future of individualized medicine, and according to my guest on this week’s show, it’s not far off. Learn
  • How your genetics could inform your food choices
  • What your genetics can tell you about your collagen and muscle potential 
  • Epigenetic triggers of food and lifestyle 

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Dr. Joffe’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Yael Joffe has a Ph.D. in Nutrigenomics and is the Chief Science Officer of 3x4 Genetics, a leading genetic testing company. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • CBD for Omega 3

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Direct download: LRS_502_-_Ideal_Diet_for_Your_Genetics_with_Dr._Yael_Joffe.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

We speak an estimated 50,000 words to ourselves, in our head, every single day. That’s the same amount of information as you’d find in most paperback books. We have positive, negative, and instructive self talk; but for many of us, the negative takes center stage. It might be anxiety over an uncertain future or ruminations about regrets and pains from the past. Either way, when the voice in your head dominates, it’s very hard to get anything done, much less enjoy the process. My guest on this week’s show is a psychologist whose work is focused on understanding and helping us to harness what he calls, chatter.

Learn 

  • How to distance yourself from your inner dialogue  
  • How beauty, awe and experiences can get us out of our head
  • The value of ritual 
  • Why venting with others doesn’t always help

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Ethan’s Website 

ABOUT OUR GUEST 

Ethan Kross is a doctor of psychology whose work focuses on controlling the conscious mind. He founded the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory in 2008, and his work has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and numerous other peer-reviewed journals. His book is called, Chatter, The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Caffeine and Yoga

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Direct download: LRS_501_-_Harness_the_Voice_in_Your_Head_with_Ethan_Kross.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

It’s hard enough to navigate our modern food system if your goal is general health, but what if you’re trying to prevent or reverse heart disease? What if you have early warning signs like elevated triglycerides or high blood pressure?

Open one book, and the recommendation is to eat nothing but whole grains and fruits. Open the next book, and you’ll be told to give up all grains and sugars. Who is right? Who can you trust? Our guest on this week’s show is a cardiac surgeon, and he eats almost exclusively meat.

Direct download: LRS_500_-_Can_Meat_Fix_Your_Heartt_with_Dr._Philip_Ovadia.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder first appeared in the DSM-3 in 1980, and was clinically defined as exposure to an actual or threat of death, serious injury, or sexual violence. Today, clinicians and pop health proponents have expanded the definition broadly, without supporting research, and the result is a catch-all term used to describe any past stress. Labeling mental health challenges is crucial for research, funding, and appropriate treatment, so on this week’s show, you’ll meet a doctor and researcher who will help us understand trauma based on science.

Learn

  • Toxic stress theory and misunderstandings
  • Why complex PTSD is not based on research
  • How to advocate for your children or yourself if you have PTSD
  • MDMA and psilocybin treatment options - the future? 

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Michael’s website 

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Dr. Scheeringa is a practicing clinician and the principal investigator on five large, federally-funded research projects on PTSD in children and adolescents. He’s the author of, They'll Never Be the Same: A Parent's Guide to PTSD in Youth and a new book, The Trouble with Trauma.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Pig Fat or Beef Fat

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Direct download: LRS_499_-_The_Truth_about_PTSD_with_Dr._Michael_S._Scheeringa.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

People often say things like, “I'm addicted to chocolate” or “I can’t live without ice cream.” And sometimes it’s true. Modern food is processed, packaged and concentrated in ways that light up our dopamine and endorphin receptors just like drugs; and yes, psychological and physiological addictions are very common. If you’re addicted to cigarettes, the clear solution is to stop. That’s not easy, but at least the goal is clear. If you’re addicted to food, you have to learn to manage your addiction, and this is why it can be such a challenge to overcome. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a medical doctor and recovered food addict herself.

Learn

  • How food addiction can affect people of normal weight too 
  • When have your food habits turned into an addiction? 
  • Sweet vs. savory, men vs. women, breaking the cycle 
  • Why cheat days are impossible for addicts
  • How to quit some food, but eat freely with others 

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Dr Tarman’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Tarman is a food addiction expert, who writes, speaks and treats people who suffer from sugar addiction, food addiction, and who seek food recovery. She is the author of Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction, and Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Gas BBQ

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Direct download: LRS_498_-_Breaking_Food_Addiction_with_Dr._Vera_Tarman.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Expensive watches have been a status symbol for centuries, but now, weird-looking bands have replaced the bingy Rolexes. Instead of signaling wealth, these new gizmos signal a keen interest and commitment to health. Welcome to the world of wearable health tech. On a basic level, you can track your daily steps and your heart rate. More advanced devices can track respiratory rate, HRV, body temperature, and even blood oxygen levels.

Wearable health tech has made huge strides forward recently, and many consumer devices can now hold their own with clinical-grade equipment. My guest on this week’s show is a quantified scientist who will help us learn to measure, track and improve our health. 

Learn

  • Best health tracker for under $100
  • Best health tracker if money is not an issue 
  • Best sleep tracking device
  • What we really know about the microbiome
  • Weekly brain MRI’s

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Rob’s Website

Rob’s YouTube Channel

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Rob ter Horst is a postdoctoral researcher who studies the immune system using bioinformatics which includes machine learning and statistics. Rob is neck deep in the quantified self movement. He measures and tracks everything in his life, a laborious task that demands 11 hours a week and includes a weekly brain MRI, sleep EEG and gut microbiome composition tests. ​ 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Calorie Counting

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Direct download: LRS_497_-_Wearable_Tech_-_Measure_Track_Improve_with_Rob_ter_Horst.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:51am CEST

Mindfulness gets bundled with everything from golf to gardening these days, but one place it might make the most sense is often overlooked: intimacy. For meaning, connection, and even anatomical functioning, mindful practices can make a huge difference. On this week’s show, you’ll meet author and coach, Jessica Graham.

Resources

Jessica’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jessica is a meditation teacher, sex, relationship, and spiritual guide for couples and individuals. She also works with grief and trauma. Her book is called Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Spicy food

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Direct download: LRS_496_-_Mindful_Intimacy_with_Jessica_Graham.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Imagine you are in charge of the weekly grocery shopping for a family of four, and each week, you get a new assignment. Week one, you’re asked to buy the healthiest possible food for your family. Week two, you’re asked to choose foods that are healthiest for the planet. Week three, you’re asking to choose foods produced fairly, meaning the workers and employees in the supply chain are treated well. Week four, you’re asked to do all three previous challenges at once: health, environment, fair trade.

Could you do it? I couldn’t. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet an author attempting to find a solution to this seemingly impossible yet crucial goal of our food system.

Learn:

  • 5 thing you can do to make a change
  • Nutrition for you
  • Health for the planet
  • Fair trade for workers
  • A way forward  

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Ryan’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ryan was a competitive bodybuilder for five years. He has an undergraduate degree in exercise science and completed postgraduate work in nutrition and exercise physiology. He’s also a yoga teacher and has been working with clients for decades. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Spicy food

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Direct download: LRS_495_-_Swole_Planet_with_Ryan_Andrews.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

When most people think about a family farm, they think of a wooden house in the middle of a field with a few chickens, a couple of cows, and some corn and tomatoes growing. These days, that is more likely a  “hobby farm” since almost all commercially viable farms, including family-run operations, are high tech, sizable, and are extremely productive. They have to be to survive. 

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a multi-generational farmer who will help us all better understand where our food comes from, the complexity of supply chains, and the challenges of survival as inflation sets in. 

Learn

  • Why growers earn just pennies per piece of product (like an onion) 
  • How rising freight costs will affect all our food budgets soon
  • Why it’s impossible to start a family farm from scratch today
  • The scale, scope and future of agribusiness 

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Shay’s Tiktok

Owyhee Foods

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Shay is the CEO of Owyhee family onion business. He’s a farmer, entrepreneur, and content creator sharing with his followers the behind-the-scenes from the USA agricultural business. 

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Direct download: LRS_494_-_Onions_Inflation__Family_Farms_with_Shay_Myers.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Holiday season is here, and we’re entering a four week period where our behavior is often bipolar. The last two weeks of December are a food and drink debauchery, and the first two weeks of January are often a mad fitness frenzy. Can we avoid this binge-purge cycle? Should we even try? On this week’s podcast, I’ll share some of my best ideas.

  • Socially-acceptable excuses to avoid alcohol 
  • Why skipping wheat-based anything can be an effective hack 
  • How to accept and reject sweets effortlessly 
  • Why walking can be your best choice during the holidays 
  • How to get amazing deals before New Years at fitness centers

Thanks for listening to the show in 2021. I appreciate all your support, questions, and feedback. From all of us at YOGABODY, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and joyful New Year. 

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Direct download: LRS_493_-2021_Holiday_Food__Fitness_Survival_Guide_with_Lucas_Rockwood.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00pm CEST

There are 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States, and another four million on parole or probation. When you factor in families of inmates, prison employees, and infrastructure, we’re talking about billions of dollars annually and tens of millions of lives affected daily.

My guest on this week’s show is a violent crime offender and former inmate. When I first heard what he had done, my initial thought was, “Lock him up and don't let him out.” Probably, many of you will feel that way. But that’s not possible and it’s not a solution. Crime, and even violent crimes, are part of society. The only hope is that our correctional facilities are actually helping people reform.

On this week’s show:

  • Why many people have no access to mental health services
  • How drugs are smuggled into prison
  • Why most have no access to college education
  • Why the correctional system is not doing much in the way of correcting

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jesse Crosson was recently released from prison and is the founder of Pri-Zen.com. He’s in the process of (re)building his life and is doing advocacy work while pursuing advanced degrees to help people inside the system. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Spicy food

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Direct download: LRS_492_Life_After_Prison_with_Jesse_Crosson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm CEST

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, but modern medicine has only made small improvements in healing protocols in the past thirty years. Here’s cancer treatment history at a glance:

1930s: chemotherapy pioneered for use in treating cancer

1950s: chemotherapy protocols formalized and show efficacy

1960s: surgery and radiation used for solid tumors

1988: antibody treatments approved for use in some cancers

1988 - Present: chemo, surgery, and radiation remain the primary treatments for most cancers. Detection has improved, but treatment has only shown moderate improvements in all these years. 

On this week’s podcast, we’ll look at the often-ignored necessity to any healing protocol and the key to prevention: food and lifestyle. 

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Chris’ Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Chris Wark is an author, speaker and health coach. He was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2003 at 26 years old. He had surgery but opted out of chemotherapy and food and natural therapies to heal himself. Chris has been featured on news and media all over the world, and his book, Chris Beat Cancer is available on Amazon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Beans

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Direct download: LRS_491_-_Food_to_Fight_Cancer_with_Chris_Wark.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:48am CEST

Around 20% of people have reported a major breakdown in one or more relationships during the pandemic. This includes romantic couples, but also work, family, and friend relationships strained by distance, differing viewpoints, and lack of human connection. But at the same time, 27% said their relationship with their spouse or partner got better! 

Did the pandemic cause the change or simply reveal what was already there? On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a psychiatrist whose private practice and written work focuses on mood and anxiety disorders, and more recently, fixing dysfunctional relationship patterns.  

Listen & learn: 

  • Performer vs. audience dynamics at home
  • The “discovery” process of dysfunction 
  • 40/20/40 communication model 
  • How to create a plan and agreement for security 

Links:

Dr. Brenner’s Site

COVID / Relationship Research

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Grant H. Brenner, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City. He specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders. He is an author and editor of the book, Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience and the co-author of the new book, Irrelationship.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Bowel movement

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Direct download: LRS_490_-_Irrelationships_A_Way_Out_of_Dysfunction_with_Grant_H._Brener.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

If you have a weak or damaged pelvic floor, it can cause incontinence, prolapse, and back pain. Did you assume this only affects postpartum women or the elderly? Nope, pelvic floor dysfunction is now common in younger men and women too.

In yoga, we often refer to this region as mula bandha and uddiyana bandha. You might have heard it referred to as your deep core or pelvic diaphragm. Whatever name you use, it’s an often overlooked area of the body, and there is an entire movement system designed to train this region: hypopressives.

Learn:

  • “Six pack” vs deep core, what is the difference? 
  • Why do many people accidentally pee when they laugh or lift
  • How can the pelvic floor affect your posture?
  • The breathing vs. pelvic floor diaphragm connection
  • How proper breathing can make you stronger and more stable (down there)

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Trista’s website

ABOUT US

Trista Zinn is the founder of Coreset Fitness. She’s a personal trainer who specializes in pelvic health and core re-programming. She is a leading voice in North America and worldwide for pelvic floor health. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Porridge

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Direct download: LRS_489_-_Core__Pelvic_Floor_Rehabilitation_with_Trista_Zinn.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

1000s of air rage incidents have been logged just in the past year alone where people lose it mid-flight. They scream, become violent, and cause such a ruckus that they have to be duct taped to their chairs or arrested. Similar incidents are happening at public rallies, in grocery stores, and perhaps even in your home or office. In short, emotions are running high, and most of us are poorly equipped to deal with them.

You’ve no doubt heard of emotional intelligence, but that’s simply a test or assessment. Emotional competence consists of the hard skills needed to understand your own emotions and those of others. And once you can understand, label, and communicate those emotions effectively, high conflict situations can de-escalate fast. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a lawyer and mediator who shares his multi-decade experience in some of the most high-stakes situations imaginable.

Listen & Learn

  • How to start by being self aware
  • The importance of self-regulate
  • How to develop empathy and affect label others 
  • Why most of us were raised in emotional dysfunctional homes
  • How most situations can be de-escalated in 90 seconds or less

Links:

Doug’s Website 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Doug Noll, is a lawyer, mediator, and author who has mediated thousands of conflicts.

After serving as a civil trial lawyer for 22 years, he has turned his focus to understanding human conflict. His book De-Escalate includes his best techniques for emotional competence and navigating challenging situations. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Spirulina overuse

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Direct download: LRS_488_-_How_to_De-Escalate_Conflicts_with_Doug_Noll.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

If you eat the wrong thing, do you get bloated? Constipated? Stomach pains often start off as a nuisance, but as the months and years go by, they can become chronic and even turn into serious physical and mental illnesses. If your gut is a garden, what do you plant? And how do you take care of it so the soil it’s healthy and balanced? On this week’s show, medical doctor, Edison de Mello, shares his best gut health insights from his career.

You’ll Learn

  • GERD, SIBO and candida - are they all the same? 
  • Stool test, blood test, how do we even know if we have problems?
  • What do your hormones, kidneys, and liver have to do with gut health? 
  • Probiotics good or bad? 

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Bloated Book

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Edison de Mello, MD, PhD, is an integrative physician and a licensed psychotherapist. He’s the author of a new book, Bloated: How to Reclaim Your Gut Health and Eat Without Pain.


Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Green Veggies

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Direct download: LRS_487_-_How_to_Fight_Bloated_Belly_with_Edison_de_Mello_MD_PhD.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

We all know that a healthy, whole food diet can help with fat loss, energy, and digestions; but it can also increase your libido and sexual health. On this week’s podcast, we’ll talk about science-based foods that notably increase blood flow, circulation and nervous system activity for increased sexual health. 

Listen & Learn

  • Why green leafy vegetables offer the best source for nitrates and antioxidants
  • How mushrooms can help your microbiome and your hormonal balance
  • The importance of omega-3 fats
  • Beets, spinach and celery for nitrate power
  • Why high sugar and high salt can drop testosterone and circulation 

Links:

Christine’s site
Christine’s Book on Amazon

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Christine DeLozier is an acupuncturist and herbalist that specializes in sexual health.
She has a book called, Diet for Great Sex.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Food Preservation

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Direct download: LRS_486_-_High_Libido_Diet_with_Christine_DeLozier.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:24am CEST

If you have stomach problems or allergies, you probably have a doctor you can call. But if things are not working in the bedroom, who do you call then? What if you lose desire or are having trouble with the mechanics of sexual intimacy? Who would you call then?

Sexual experiences are highly individual, but they’re also something we share (or at least try to) with our partners. And for better or worse, it defines so much of who we are. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet an emergency room doc who has shifted her career to focus on sexual health and longevity. 

Listen & Learn

  • The importance of nitric oxide, and how to promote it
  • New technology including lasers that might be worth considering
  • Blue pills, HRT, and pharmaceutical considerations with age 
  • Why sexual health and holistic health overlap and collide

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Amy’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Amy is board certified in Emergency Medicine, practices anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She is medical director of BioRestoration Medical, in Utah.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Nitric Oxide

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Direct download: LRS_485_-_Sexual_Health__Longevity_with_Dr._Amy_Killen.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:51am CEST

You’ve probably noticed the media right now is filled with polarizing voices, rage, and vitriol; but have you noticed that these extreme views are not your own? Have you noticed that hardly anyone you know is truly radical in their views? Most people are reasonable, thoughtful, and concerned. 

On this week’s podcast, I’d like to share my own experiences with courting radical viewpoints, and why they pop right now on social media. I’d also like to address some of the hatemail, critical inquiries, and listener feedback I’ve received.  

Listen & learn: 

  • My own politically flip flopping views 
  • The dire need for critical thinking amidst a sound-bite media frenzy
  • Why listening to people you disagree with might be the most important conversations to have
  • How so-called “hot issues” of the day are not actually popular, they’re simply salacious
  • My (un)safe space hope for the podcast  

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Direct download: LRS_484_-_Rise_of_Radical_Beliefs_with_Lucas_Rockwood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am CEST

Did you receive a CRP (C-reactive protein) test during your last blood test? Since recent research correlates systemic inflammation with dozens of diseases and illnesses, cooling this internal flame has become a major focus in preventative medicine.

On this week’s podcast, we’ll speak about the low-grade, chronic inflammation that many of us struggle with unknowingly due to gut dysbiosis. In an ideal world, we eat a meal, digest and absorb its nutrients. In the real world, many of us eat foods that create a fight response internally as your body treats the offending foods like an invasive threat. 

Listen & Learn

  • How your gut bacteria form a “soil” like environment for digestion
  • Why modern foods and lifestyles leave many of us imbalanced
  • How to find motivation later in life to make changes 
  • The power and speed of diet and lifestyle changes

Resources & Links:

Jimmy’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jimmy is the founder of the Cognitive Health Institute which focuses on gut health to reduce

inflammation, thus lowering the likelihood, as well as the symptoms of autoimmune diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. Jimmy played football professionally for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans as a tight end and most recently was a member of the 2016 United States Rowing Team. His accomplishments include four national medals as well as a third-place finish in the 2016 Olympic trials.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Carbohydrates

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Direct download: LRS_483_-_Happy_Gut_Happy_Brain_with_Jimmy_St._Louis.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:50am CEST

When I was 11 years old, I face-planted snow sledding and gave myself two black eyes and a slight concussion. I remember being sleepy, dizzy, and struggling to concentrate for a few days. Luckily, I only whacked my head like that a couple times growing up, but some teenagers do it every day during sports practice.

What do contact sports do long term to our brains? At what age are we responsible enough to make a decision about putting our brains in harm's way? On this week’s podcast, author and PhD researcher, Julie Stamm shares her best plan for the future of brian-safe sports.

Listen & Learn

  • TBI vs. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Age limits, contact limits, and best practices
  • How to shift a gladiator culture - and should we? 
  • Game changes suggestions
  • Gear upgrades / downgrades


Resources & Links:

Julie’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST 

Julie Stamm, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of the book, The Brain on Youth Sports. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Collagen

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Direct download: LRS_482_-_Kids_Brains_on_Sports_with_Dr._Julie_Stamm.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:44am CEST

Millions of people experience traumatic brain injuries (TBI) each year, and an estimated 5-6% of those people experience long-term issues. If you break your arm, the path to recovery is pretty obvious and the fix is visible. But if you get in a car accident, hit your head, and two months later suffer from brain fog and vertigo, what do you do? How do you fix your brain once it’s been damaged?

Fortunately, there are evolving methodologies that can really help. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a Functional Neurology specialist who focuses on helping people reverse chronic symptoms.

Listen & Learn

  • Why the blood-brain barrier is so important and the risk of damaging it.
  • How TBI and concussion can happen even without head impact
  • What symptoms of chronic concussion might look and feel like
  • Balancing self-care and health care

Resources & Links:

Titus Chiu’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Titus Chiu is an author and speaker in the field of Functional Neurology who helps people struggling with Post-Concussion Syndrome and other chronic neurological conditions.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Why No Food Before Yoga

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Direct download: LRS_481_-_Save_Your_Brain_with_Titus_Chiu.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 4:31pm CEST

IQ Tests remain the best method (albeit flawed) to assess intelligence. More difficult to measure, but perhaps more interesting, is Emotional Intelligence (EQ). How does someone rank in terms of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and relationship management. In a digitally driven, AI-enabled future, perhaps people with the highest emotional skills could be those who find the greatest success. 

A big part of personal development is learning to understand and accept who you are, unchanging, but also to identify those parts of you that are malleable and doing your best to self actualize. Our guest on this week’s show has dedicated his life and work to emotional intelligence research and training. 

Listen & Learn: 

  • How clinical EQ assessments work 
  • How emotional intelligence is crucial for workplace, family and social happiness 
  • Why it’s important to train (and learn) EQ skills 
  • The challenges of environments that reward IQ and squelch EQ 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Marc Brackett is the author of, Permission to Feel, and the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. Marc consults regularly with corporations like Facebook, Microsoft, and Google on integrating emotional intelligence principles into employee training and product design.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Omega 3’s from Beef

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Direct download: LRS_480_-_How_to_Develop_Your_Emotional_Intelligence_with_Marc_Brackett.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

I wore a continuous blood glucose monitor for a month and learned that certain fruits (mangos in my case) sent my blood sugar soaring, and even more surprising, my 3 am glucose levels often dropped so low I was in hypoglycemic state. And here’s the kicker: those hypo nights always followed an elevated glycemic day. Weird. I’d never learn this without a CGM, and the dietary shifts were super easy to make and the changes were almost immediate.

Why does it matter? I was regularly waking up semi-delirious, sweating through the sheets, convinced I was having some kind of nighttime anxiety attack. Nope. It turns out I was just having a low blood sugar event, and that’s a lot easier to fix than a mental health issue. 

The most common “health trackers” we use are the mirror in the bathroom and our favorite pair of jeans that may (or may not) feel tight in the morning. For obvious reasons, we tend to pay most attention to health warning signs we can see, visually, but the good news is that it’s getting easier and easier to see inside our blood to learn how we’re doing in real time.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet Jody Stanislaw, a type I diabetic whose career is focused on blood glucose management. 

Listen and learn: 

  • Type I vs. type II diabetes - what’s the difference? 
  • Why A1C tests are so valuable for everyone
  • Why moderate carb, balanced fat and protein probably make sense for almost everyone
  • How glucose can go from healthy to toxic when the body gets too much

Resources and links:

Jody Stanislaw’s website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jody Stanislaw is a naturopathic doctor that focuses specifically on Type I diabetes. She’s the author of a book called, HUNGER: An Adventurous Journey of Finding Peace Within. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Protein in the morning

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Direct download: LRS_479_-_Demystifying_Diabetes_with_Jody_Stanislaw.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:38pm CEST

The Gut Immune Connection
with Emeran Mayer

There are an estimated 100 trillion bacteria in your gut right now that weigh 2-3 lbs. If you were to spread them out, they would cover the surface of an entire tennis course. These include good bugs, bag bugs, and even some pathogens lurking in the corners.

Your microbiome is believed to influence not just digestion and absorption of nutrients, but also mood, hormones, neurotransmitters, and more. People often compare the microbiome to the soil on farmland, but we know much more about topsoil than we do our own gastrointestinal tracts. 

What should we eat to feed our good gut bacteria? How do you prevent gut dysbiosis? Can supplements help or hurt? On this week’s show, Dr. Emeran Mayer will expand our understanding of our internal world. 

Listen and learn:

  • Are probiotics really that harmful to your gut? 
  • What is the ideal diet for a healthy gut? 
  • Fiber, water, organics, and chemicals 

Resources and Links:

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Emeran A. Mayer is the executive director of the Oppenheimer Center for Stress and Resilience and the Co-director of the Digestive Diseases Research Center at UCLA. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and several books. His latest book is called, The Gut Immune Connection, is available now. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Seaweed

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Direct download: LRS_478_-_The_Gut_Immune_Connection_with_Emeran_Mayer.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:22pm CEST

The Obesity Pandemic
Dr. Linda Anegawa 
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Hundreds of years ago, a portly belly was a sign of wealth. The royals ate and rank more than their fill while the serfs starved and toiled on the land. Today, not much has changed. Some of the wealthiest, most developed countries are plagued by weight gain and obesity, and the problem is quickly accelerating.

Pre-existing medication conditions were one of the biggest risk factors during the pandemic, but did you know that 69 percent of the U.S. population has at least one these risk factor? Their weight puts them at risk.

On this weeks’ podcast, Dr. LInda Anegawa shares her research and positive focus for a metabolically healthier future. 

Listen & learn:

  • Body positivity vs. celebrating sickness - can it go too far? 
  • Why you might consider getting a Coronary Calcium Scan and a Lipoprotein Fractionation test to better understand your risk factors
  • How a ketogenic diet can cause short term hormonal challenges
  • Why obesity is the #1 health threat for most people and the obvious area to focus on for the greatest impact
  • How to take agency for your own health 

Links & Resources

Dr. Anegawa’s website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Linda Anegawa, MD physician-educator, writer, and consultant dedicated to the treatment of metabolic and weight-related disease. Dr. Anegawa speaks nationally on topics relating to the disease of obesity. She has received numerous teaching awards, including the Kaiser Foundation Most Outstanding Clinical Teaching award. She is the author of a book, Not Another Keto Book. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • GMO Corn

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Direct download: LRS_477_-_The_Obesity_Pandemic_w_Dr._Linda_Anegawa.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:39am CEST

Porn Addiction Pandemic 

by Joshua Shea
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The book, Fifty Shades of Grey, is not just a bestseller, it’s one of the top 100 best sellers in history - and it’s not because it’s well written (it’s not). 13% of all websites are adult sites, and 30% of all data transferred online is x-rated.

Everyone likes to complain about the “big tech” influence of Facebook and Twitter, but we deliberately avoid the tube-sites that are responsible for nearly a third of all online activity.

Porn addiction is shrouded in so much guilt and shame so people often lose their jobs and their relationships as a result. On this week’s podcast, we’ll look at this issue head one, and explore some possible solutions.

Listen and learn: 

  • How abstinence / prohibition is impossible 
  • How the complexity of human sexuality manifest
  • Why the shame and guilt around p addiction make it harder to address
  • The need for open and honest dialogue with addicts and non-addicts alike

Links & Resources

Joshua Shea’s site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Joshua Shea is an author and public speaker. As a recovering addict himself, he has a number of books you can find on Amazon or on his website.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • MK4 VS. MK7 K2

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Direct download: LRS_476_-_Porn_Addiction_Pandemic_with_Joshua_Shea.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:21am CEST

How to Recover from Exercise
with Dr. Andy Galpin

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Has this ever happened to you? You’re on a roll with a new exercise routine. You’re going to yoga or the gym every day. You feel stronger and energized, and maybe you even lose some weight.

Then you get injured.

You hurt your back. Or your knee. Or your shoulder. You miss a few days, take some pain Once you’ve fallen out of the routine, it feels impossible to start again.

One small injury suddenly can turn your active lifestyle into a sedentary one - and what do you do? Rest, ice, compress, elevate? Ibuprofen? What else? On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore recovery and pain relief with Dr. Andy Galpin.

Listen & learn:

  • Why it’s so hard for most of us to interpret research
  • The double-edged sword of siloed experts 
  • Rest, ice, compress, elevate? 
  • Ibuprofen? 

Links & Resources
Andy’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Andy is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. A lifelong athlete, Andy played college football, competed in weightlifting, and Mix Martial Arts. His current focus is Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Designing Exercise Programs, Applied Strength and Conditioning. He’s the co-author of a book called, Unplugged.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • How Much Salt

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Direct download: LRS_475_-_How_to_Recover_from_Exercise_with_Dr._Andy_Galpin.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:43am CEST

The Future of the Quantified Self Movement
with Dr. Michael Snyder
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What if a $50 smart watch could give you early warning signs for illness, infection, and even disease? Prevention costs less and is more effective than just about any cure, but most of us don’t even manage to get an annual checkup at the doctor. This needs to change. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a leading researcher in the quantified self movement actively working to democratize data and personal health.

Listen & learn:

  • Genomics, proteomics, and omnics
  • What you can learn from elevated heart rate
  • The future of wearables
  • Big data for health - will it happen?

Links & Resources:

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Snyder received his Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology and carried out postdoctoral training at Stanford University. He is a leader in the field of functional genomics and proteomics,
and one of the major participants of the ENCODE project. He’s the author of the book: Genomics and Personalized Medicine: What Everyone Needs to Know.

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Melatonin

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How to Control Your Fear
with Dr. Amy Silver
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Humans are hard-wired to fear anything that puts us in harm’s way. But what do you do when fear keeps you from taking the necessary risks toward achieving your goals?

Worried you might choose the wrong major in college? You probably will. Worried you’ll choose the wrong partner and get your heart broken? That will almost certainly happen. What if you start a new exercise routine and get an injury? Yup, that will likely happen too.

On this week’s podcast, psychologist, Amy Silver, will help you learn how to navigate the complexities of fear.   

Listen & Learn

  • How social anxiety has heighted since the pandemic
  • How to determine if fear is adaptive or debilitating
  • Nature vs. nurture - where does fear come from?  

Resources & Links:
Dr. Amy Silver’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Amy is a Clinical Psychologist and has published in dozens of journals and magazines. She is the author of Conversations Create Growth, Brace for Impact, and her newest book, The Loudest Guest: How to control your fear.

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Raw Eggs

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Direct download: LRS_473_-_How_to_Control_Your_Fear_with_Dr._Amy_Silver.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:13pm CEST

An Introduction to Mindfulness
Dr. Shauna Shapiro
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Where were you when you learned that U.S. president #45 was elected? Do you remember the day when Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashed?

How about your birthday three years ago - do you remember that one? What about your significant other’s birthday last year?

We often get caught up in the lives and events of other people more than our own, and while it’s easy to blame smartphones, this tendency for distraction predates the internet. Humans are distracted by nature which is why mindful focus is so highly-revered and sought after. On this week’s podcast, psychologist, Shauna Shapiro, will help you get started with practice. 

Listen & Learn

  • Why intention, attention, and attitude define a mindful state
  • How most people are distracted 47% of the time 
  • How to be non-judgmentally present 
  • The importance of self-compassion 

Links & Resources:
Dr. Shapiro’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Shauna Shapiro is an author, clinical psychologist and an expert in mindfulness. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three books on mindfulness. She has a TEDx Talk called, The Power of Mindfulness.
Her newest book is called, Good Morning I Love You.

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • What time to Exercise

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Direct download: LRS_472_-_An_Introduction_to_Mindfulness_with_Dr._Shauna_Shapiro.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:38pm CEST

Brain Health Matters
Dr. Dale Bredesen 
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The FDA approved a new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, and it’s estimated to cost medicare $57 billion per year. In the wake of the approval, three FDA advisory panel members resigned and medical professionals, patients, and taxpayers are understably worried.

That’s a boatload of cash. Does it even work?

My guest on this week’s podcast believes that the approval occurred simply because neurodegenerative diseases are such a huge issue with so few effective treatments. Perhaps the review board felt they needed to green light something? 


In case you didn’t know, neurodegenerative diseases are the third leading cause of death worldwide, but unless it’s a Hollywood actor or professional athlete that is ill, almost no one talks about brain health.  

Listen & Learn:  

  • Why amyloid plaque is not all bad, and can even be neuroprotective 
  • Why mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is not mild at all 
  • How the “slow reaper” of neurodegenerative diseases makes them easy to overlook  
  • Insulin sensitivity, mild ketosis, fiber and fat for brain health 

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Bredesen is an expert in neurodegenerative diseases. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. He directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute. He was the founding president/CEO of the Buck Institute. He’s the best-selling author of The End of Alzheimer's.


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Pesticides

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Direct download: LRS_471_-_Brain_Health_Matters_with_Dr._Dale_Bredesen.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:46am CEST

Meditation & Neurofeedback
with Ariel Garten
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You’re probably tried meditation apps, but have you tried measuring your brain wave states during your meditation practice? Meditation informed by real-time neurofeedback is now possible, and if you’re a numbers person, it might be just what you need to “see” your results and remain motivated to keep going. On this week’s show, we’ll explore brain tech and mind-body practices. 

Listen and learn:

  • How EEG can measure meditation 
  • How to best use neurofeedback during meditation 
  • Gamification and quantification of mind-body practices

Links & Resources:

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ariel is a neuroscientist, former psycho-therapist, former fashion designer, and

the co- founder of the neurofeedback assisted meditation headband, Muse.

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Fermented Foods

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Direct download: LRS_470_-_Meditation__Neurofeedback_with_Ariel_Garten.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:05pm CEST

Exploring the Hathapradipika
Dr. Jim Mallinson

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Most yoga teachers cite the Yoga Sutras as the original source of modern practices, but the Hathapradipika is a much more relevant text that is rarely read or referenced. Written by Svatmarama in the 1400s, this is one of the first writings that codified the practices of Hatha Yoga: yoga poses, breathing exercises, kriyas, and mudras. For anyone interested in the roots of modern practice, this is a fascinating historical exploration. Dr. James Mallinson leads the discussion. 

Listen and learn: 

  • How the practices of hatha yoga differ from the philosophical tradition of yoga that predates it
  • How yogis used poses, breath, cleansing exercises, and mudra
  • Yoga then vs. now
  • Nonsectarian practices used in sectarian context

Links & Resources:

Jim’s Online Course
Roots of Yoga Book

ABOUT OUR GUEST

James Mallinson is a Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical and Indian Studies at SOAS, University of London. He has published eight books, all of which are editions and translations of Sanskrit yoga texts, epic tales and poetry. His recent work has used philological study of Sanskrit texts, ethnography and art history to explore the history of yoga and yogis. He also wrote a book in collaboration with Dr Mark Singleton called, Roots of Yoga.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Black Pepper

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Direct download: LRS_469_-_Exploring_the_Hathapradipika_with_Dr._Jim_Mallinson.mp3
Category:yoga -- posted at: 12:18pm CEST

Dangers Modern Medicine
with Dr. Robert Pearl
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How much would you spend to feel healthy and energized? If you were truly sick, you’d probably spend everything you had to feel well again. The USA currently spends about 20% of GDP on healthcare, and if that meant we were all glowing with health and living our best lives, the price would be a bargain. But that’s not what’s happening.

Our reactive healthcare system offers the most expensive, worst-performance outcomes of any system in the world. It’s bad for doctors, patients, and the economy. I’m not in any way qualified to offer solutions to this medical-industrial complex, but my guest on this week’s show is. Meet Dr. Robert Pearl, medical doctor and former HMO executive.  

Listen & Learn

  • How individual incentives are messed up in the medical system
  • Why primary care physicians outperform specialists in terms of absolute impact 
  • Why culture and the system are to blame, no one person
  • Countries and cultures to model 

Links & Resources
Robert’s Books & Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Dr. Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017). He was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders. He serves as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the author of two books, his latest: UnCaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors & Patients.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • BCAA

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Direct download: LRS_468_-_Dangers_Modern_Medicine_with_Dr._Robert_Pearl.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:00am CEST

Sleep it Off
with Stella Loichot
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If you sleep badly, it can create a metabolic storm that leads to elevated stress hormones, food cravings, and increased fat storage. Poor sleep makes it very difficult to manage your weight over time. On this week’s podcast, we’ll talk about the role of sleep in the size of your waistline.

Listen & Learn

  • How poor sleep can lead to weight gain 
  • Why daytime physical and mental activity can improve sleep
  • When to track and when to stop
  • Common missteps with caffeine and alcohol 
  • How to ease your way into change 

Links & Resources

Stella’s Website

Sleep & Metabolic Problems (research)

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Stella Lichot is Certified by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and trained in Behavioral Change, Motivational Interviewing, Weight Management and Diabetes Prevention Coaching. She is the author of the book, Sleep it Off. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Eating Local

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Direct download: LRS_467_-_Sleep_it_Off_with_Stella_Loichotmp3.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:00am CEST

Improve Your Posture
with Matt Hsu
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Do you have a hunchback? Have high heeled shoes led to shortened hip flexors? Postural imbalances can sneak up on you in a matter of months as your body rearranges itself to new stresses and movement patterns. That’s the bad news. The good news is you can often reverse and correct your posture with self care. My guest on this week’s show will help you get started. 

Listen & Learn: 

  • Why everyone needs to train strength

  • Start small, start slow, start now

  • 4x per week, 20 minutes per session

  • Passive therapy vs. self care

Links & Resources
Upright Health 

ABOUT OUR GUEST
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, Graduate of Egoscue Univs Angelesersity Posture Alignment Specialist Program, Graduate of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute, B.A. University of California Lo

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Incomplete Protein

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Direct download: LRS_466_-_Improve_Your_Posture_with_Matt_Hsu.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 4:37pm CEST

Does Yoga Work for Weight Loss?
with Lucas Rockwood

Does yoga actually help with weight loss? Does it burn more calories than running or gym workouts? Summer is here, and I’ve been getting loads of weight loss questions. We’ve covered food and nutrition extensively, so this week we’ll deep dive into the mind-body effects of physical yoga practices for weight loss.

Listen & Learn: 

  • How yoga works: hormones, sustainability, community
  • Success stories 
  • What the published research shows
  • Best practices for you

Links & Resources

ABOUT THE HOST
Lucas Rockwood is an internationally-renowned yoga teacher, trainer, TEDx speaker, corporate trainer, podcaster, and serial entrepreneur. YOGABODY & Yoga Teachers College Founder.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Matcha Tea Weight Loss

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:59am CEST

Self-Care for Pain & Injuries 

with Dr. Dan Ginader 
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Have you ever gotten obsessed with a new diet or exercise routine? Enthusiasm is rare, so when you’re feeling it, you naturally want to go all in. But if your zero-to-hero journey is rushed, as it often is, you can end up with busted knees, a herniated disc, or plantar fasciitis.

My first two years as a yoga student, I was on-and-off injured constantly. I went to sports therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists trying to find someone to fix me.

A good therapist can be life-changing, but at the end of the day, you and your body have to work together to heal. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a physical therapist who will help you rethink pain and injury.  

Listen & Learn 

  • How to incorporate your healing routine in your pre-existing exercise routine 
  • Why consistent follow through is crucial for results
  • To scan or not to scan (MRI?)
  • The leading cause of injury (and how to prevent it) 
  • How to determine whether your high risk sport is worth it or not

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Dan Ginader is a physical therapist in Indianapolis. He’s a former Division 1 baseball player and he works with athletes as well as everyday people to manage pain and rehab from injuries. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Chocolate Protein Powder

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Direct download: LRS_464_-_Self-Care_for_Pain__Injuries_with_Dr._Dan_Ginader.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:23am CEST

Magnesium, a Love Story
with Dr. Carolyn Dean
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Magnesium is a favorite among yoga students due to its crucial role in nervous system health and as a muscle relaxant. Magnesium is everywhere, but oddly, many people are still lacking in their daily diets. On this week’s podcast, we’ll unpack the myriad of health benefits magnesium provides.

Magnesium is a central atom in the chlorophyll molecule, an essential part of the process of photosynthesis.

Listen & Learn: 

  • How magnesium is present in every single cell in you4 body
  • How it’s crucial for both nervous system and muscle relaxant
  • How to eat, supplement or soak in it 

Links & Resources

Carolyn’s website

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Dr. Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor and naturopath. She’s the author of over 35 books including best seller The Magnesium Miracle along with IBS for Dummies, Hormone Balance, Death by Modern Medicine, and 110 Kindle books.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • What time to eat?

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Direct download: LRS_463_-_Magnesium_a_Love_Story_with_Dr._Carolyn_Dean.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:04pm CEST

The Power of Dreams
with Charlie Morley

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Did you know that you have four-to-six dream cycles per night totaling about two hours? If you’re like me, you almost never remember your dreams - and certainly not two hours worth.

But does it matter? Are they important?

Yes, dreaming is adaptive. Just as your body recovers while you sleep, your brain uses dream states to consolidate memory, learn from experiences, and process emotions. If we can all agree that it’s beneficial to be mindful during your waking states, it’s reasonable to assume that a mindful dream practice should serve us as well. On this week’s podcast, we’ll deep dive into the importance of dreaming.

Listen & Learn: 

  • Why nightmare’s are a good sign 
  • How sleep hacks have limited efficacy for real trauma
  • How pre-bed breathing can induce healthy sleep and dreams
  • Why dream’s meanings are individual but their benefits are universal

Links & Resources

CharlieMorley.com

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Charlie Morley is an author and expert on Lucid Dreaming. He’s written a number of books including Lucid Dreaming Made Easy and Dream of Awakening among others.  

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Too Much Water?

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Direct download: LRS_462_-_The_Power_of_Dreams_with_Charlie_Morley.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:33am CEST

What Comes Next? Q&As Galore

with Lucas Rockwood
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Will you ever go back to the office? Will kids ever take in-person school seriously again? And what will the bounce-back look like this summer after more people are vaccinated? This week’s podcast is a departure from my usual guest interview, and instead, I answer select listener questions about my post-pandemic thoughts in terms of business and health.

Listen & Learn: 

  • Will yoga studios survive? 
  • Is the “laptop lifestyle” truly bad for spinal health? 
  • How to (re)discover motivation to get into fitness
  • Midlife fitness newbie - how to start? 
  • What has changed in your diet since COVID? 

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Direct download: LRS_461_-_What_Comes_Next_QAs_Galore_with_Lucas_Rockwood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am CEST

Rethinking Physical Pain
with Aaron Kubal 
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Have you ever experienced chronic back or knee pain? An estimated 80% of people have a major pain episode at some point in their lives, and it often leads to downstream mental and physical health problems.

But what if pain were a protective mechanism?

What if pain was your body’s way of telling you when you need to back off, be careful, move differently? On this week’s podcast, we’ll rethink pain from the ground up with special guest, Aaron Kubal.

Listen & Learn: 

  • The risk vs. reward of spinal scans
  • How to forget about finding a “healer”
  • Why it’s important to take an evidence-based approach
  • How to take advantage of the placebo effect without getting taken advantage of     

Links & Resources:

Aaron’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Aaron Kubal is a board-certified chiropractor who focused on rehabilitation and chronic pain. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Lemonade Diet

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Direct download: LRS_460_-_Rethinking_Physical_Pain_with_Aaron_Kubal.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:33pm CEST

Making Sense of Food

with Robb Wolf
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You step into your local health food store, and the confusion begins. Keto, Paleo, low fat, high fat. It’s all so overwhelming. One approach lowers your cholesterol but improves your blood sugar. Another diet is great for combating inflammation but causes constipation.

This impossible choice is happening to you and me locally, and it also plays out on the macro level with our food systems themselves. How do we end hunger, ensure nutritional needs are met, and protect our topsoil at the same time? This seemingly impossible balancing act might be one of the most-important issues of the next 30 years. Let’s get into it.

Listen in Learn: 

  • How evolution continues today, and yet we are still mostly cavemen 
  • The importance of ruminant animals for topsoil 
  • Hidden inefficiencies of lab-grown meat
  • Can we evolve to be healthy on carbs and canola?

Links & Resources

Robb’s website

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Robb is a former research biochemist and is The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Robb has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He’s a former California State Powerlifting Champion and an amateur kickboxer. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Keto salts

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Direct download: LRS_459_-_Making_Sense_of_Food_with_Robb_Wolf.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm CEST

Tendencies, Habits & Change
with Gretchen Rubin

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Every few months a new productivity book hits the shelves, and of course, I read it. I’m a sucker for personal growth hacks. Do I need to fix my morning routine? What about a gratitude journal? Should I drink lemon water or celery juice in the morning? I joke that I’m a walking cliche - but that doesn’t change my behavior.

The reality is that personal growth is, well, personal. What works for me might not work for you. Your organizational system, your calendar or filing system that changed your life might do nothing to help me get things done. One this week’s podcast, you’ll meet returning guest and ultra-practical self help author, Gretchen Rubin. 

Listen & Learn: 

  • What you can learn about envy
  • Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation 
  • How to figure out what you really want
  • Thoughts on work, life, family, and friend balance 

  
Links & Resources:

Gretchen Rubin’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Gretchen is a speaker, podcasterm, and the author of The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, Better Than Before, The Four Tendencies, and Outer Order, Inner Calm.


Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Canned and frozen foods

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Direct download: LRS_458_-_Tendencies_Habits__Change_with_Gretchen_Rubin.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:32am CEST

Hope is a Verb
with Amy Downs

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Amy was buried under the rubble of the Oklahoma City Federal Building during the 1995 attack. Fully conscious but completely incapacitated, she waited nearly an hour before her rescue. In her own words, her life flashed before her eyes complete with doubt, regret and fear.

The trauma of everyday life is unavoidable, but this was another type of experience altogether. Half her team lost their lives, she spent over a week in the hospital, and has spent all these years since that tragedy rebuilding her own life and her community. From trauma to triumph.

Listen & Learn: 

  • How Amy lost over 200lbs  
  • The power of community for health and wellness 
  • Why it’s important to simply start moving forward, right now 
  • How to create a future focus

Links & Resources
Amy’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Amy Downs is CEO of Allegiance Credit Union in Oklahoma City, which lost more than half of its employees in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.  In the years since the bombing, Amy became a mother, lost 200 pounds, competed in an Ironman Triathlon, obtained her MBA and became CEO of the same credit union that was bombed. She’s the author of a new book, Hope is Verb.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Carb Counting

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Direct download: LRS_457_-_Hope_is_a_Verb_with_Amy_Downs.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 4:20pm CEST

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Michael Rintala, D.C

Have back pain? If you ask a yoga teacher, they will give you three stretches. If you go to a physiotherapist, they will give you three Bosu Ball exercises, and if you go to a personal trainer, they will give you three resistance workouts.

So who is right? They all are.

To heal a joint, you need to take a systems approach, and in almost all cases, there are multiple areas to address. Your path to healing is usually more complicated and longer than you anticipated, but the good news is that you can often find your way back to health.

Listen & Learn

  • Why childlike movements (roll, crawl, squat, walk) can help you heal 
  • How long it will take to heal chronic pain
  • The role of breathing and the diaphragm muscle specifically 
  • Why a whole-person approach is crucial 
  • Why MRI / CT scans are not be a life sentence for pain 

Links & Resources

Dr. Rintala’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Dr. Rintala is a chiropractor specializing in sports medicine and rehabilitation. He is a member of the PGA Tour Sports Medicine Team. He is also an International Instructor for the Prague School of Rehabilitation on courses in: Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Vitamin A - Which Brand?

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Direct download: LRS_456_-_Dynamic_Neuromuscular_Stabilization_with_Michael_Rintala.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:24am CEST

Healing Trauma, Sexuality & Boundaries

with Kimberly Johnson
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Past traumas often haunt us emotionally and sometimes even manifest as physical pain or illnesses. Acute childhood trauma, for example, has been correlated with everything from premature births to obesity, debunking any delineation between mind and body. Your thoughts and feelings don’t just feel real, they are real.

So when you suffer major pain, how do you move on? How do you resolve it, integrate, and continue forward? My guest on this week’s show has some strategies. 

Listen & Learn: 

  • How the rate and scale of events greatly increases trauma
  • Whether to choose to speak or remain silent about your struggles 
  • The victims need a voice and power, but what becomes of the perpetrators? 
  • Navigating the impossible dynamic of male and female relationships

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Kimberly Johnson is a doula, Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, postpartum care advocate and mother. She’s the author of the book, The Fourth Trimester and the new book, Call of the Wild. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Veganism

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Direct download: LRS_455_-_Healing_Trauma_Sexuality__Boundaries_with_Kimberly_Johnson.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm CEST

Proactive Personal Health Care
with Dr. Doug Pucci
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I went to the doctor to get routine blood work and was sent home with a prescription for benzodiazepines. I specifically said I didn’t want to take anything, but the doctor insisted that if I wasn’t sleeping well, and the smart thing to do was to medicate.

How does this happen? Why does this happen? And how can you be sure it doesn’t happen to you? The only person who can be in charge of your health is you, so you have to be proactive, but figuring out how to start can be difficult. My guest on this week’s show will help you reclaiming agency of your health 

Listen & Learn: 

  • Why most standard blood test are useless
  • How diet and lifestyle changes are often the best place to start
  • How to think and plan long term for your health
  • How to take charge of your own health 

Links & Resources

Doug’s website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Doug Pucci is a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner, He won The Best Of 2020 Awards for Functional Medicine in Oradell, NJ, and entry into Trademark Publications’  Top Doctors of America, Who’s Who Directory – Honors Edition.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Green Tea Weight Loss

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Direct download: LRS_454_-_Proactive_Personal_Health_Care_with_Dr._Doug_Pucci.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:30pm CEST

Surviving the Mental Health Pandemic
with Guy Winch

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Suicide ideation is rampant among youth, divorce rates are skyrocketing, and the state of mental health, on a global scale, has never been worse. There have always been times of uncertainty and loss, but what makes our current challenge different is the compounding effects of loneliness. Without our tribe, we are weak.

On this week’s show, you’ll meet a prominent psychologist who shares his best ideas for navigating these challenging times. 

Listen & Learn

  • Why loneliness is huge global health crisis
  • How to approach mental health as a newbie
  • How social media plus social isolation are a recipe for disaster 

Links & Resources

Guy’s Website 

Our Guest

Dr. Guy Winch is a psychologist, author, podcaster and speaker. He is the author of  Emotional First Aid, Fix a Broken Heart, The Squeaky Wheel.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • White vs Wheat Bread

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Direct download: LRS_453_-_Surviving_the_Mental_Health_Pandemic_with_Guy_Winch.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:48am CEST

How to Find Your Purpose
with Ashley Stahl
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Kyle invested his life savings into a health resort overlooking the sea. I told him it was a terrible idea, and I was wrong. Right up until the pandemic hit, he was doing great and living his dream life. But this year, he’ll most-likely go bankrupt. Arthur is the sole owner of an iconic NYC restaurant, open since 1997. It’ll most-likely close its door for good in 2021. Marta worked as a front-end designer in a fast-paced travel tech company here in Barcelona. She got laid off along with 1,000 others in May of 2020 and is considering leaving the country.

For billions of people, the past year has completely changed our work lives. Many of us have to pivot or even completely reinvent our professional careers. That’s terrifying, and my guest on this week’s show is a career coach who can help you navigate these uncertain waters. 

Listen & Learn

  • Why passion is overrated
  • How to find your core skill set, your true value
  • How to ask yourself the hardest questions, including the ones you’ve been avoiding
  • How to embrace change 

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Ashley Stahl is a career coach, speaker, and an author. She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CBS, SELF, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune among others. She’s the author of a new book called, You Turn. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Salad vs Soup

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Direct download: LRS_452_-_How_to_Find_Your_Purpose_with_Ashley_Stahl.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:09am CEST

Breakup Bootcamp 

with Amy Chan
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What is love? If you ask 100 people, you’ll get 100 different answers; and yet here we are, desperately needing love all the time. It shouldn’t be a big surprise, relationships don’t always work out. Everyone has a breakup story, and whether you’re 16 or 60, the pain and emotional spinout is pretty much the same. My guest on this week’s show helps coach people through a transition to a positive future. 

Listen & Learn

  • Why you need at least 60 no-contact days
  • How to focus on the future, not the base
  • How to avoid trauma bonding with others
  • Finding peace with yourself first and foremost 

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Amy is the Founder of Renew. She is a relationship columnist and Editor-in-Chief of Heart Hackers Club, and the other of the book, Breakup Bootcamp: The Science of Rewiring Your Heart.

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Food Before Bed

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:47am CEST

7 Steps to Self Confidence
with David Nurse
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You’re on fire. Every decision, every conversation, and even the way your body moves feels like green lights today. When you’re grounded in self-confidence, everything is possible. But what about those days when your mind muck is so thick, you can’t manage a single email. Self doubt paralyzes you as you flip from your todo list, to Facebook, to Tiktok.

Thinking, re-thinking, doubting. Those days are the worst. 

On this week’s show, you’ll meet a former pro basketball player-turned-coach whose clients need to be at the top of their game, literally, in order to stay employed. His 7-step approach breaks self confidence into manageable steps that can be nurtured as a skill.

Listen & Learn

  • Why comparison is not always a bad thing
  • How to redefine your vocabulary for self empowerment 
  • Why your sense of self is heightened by serving others 
  • How to create your own “highlight reel” 

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

David Nurse is an NBA life and optimization coach, author and motivational speaker. A former professional basketball player smf coach for the Brooklyn Nets, David has personally helped over 150 NBA players with their personal and professional development both on and off the court. David is the author of, Pivot & Go.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Continuous Blood Glucose Monitor

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Direct download: 450_-_7_Steps_to_Self_Confidence_with_David_Nurse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm CEST

Healthy Skin as You Age
with Dr. Shadi Kourosh
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“You look old, Dad,” my nine year old told me. He was teasing me, of course, but it’s true. I have less hair, more wrinkles, and thinner skin than I did when he was born. I didn’t start wearing sunscreen until the age of 35, and I certainly regret it.

Father time is cruel, and he’s coming for all of us.

While we all have more meaningful things to worry about than our aging skin, I still do worry that I’ll be raisin-faced in my 70s. So let’s talk about it. This week, I’ll introduce you to Havard professor and dermatologist, Dr. Shadi Kourosh, who will share with us her best tips for slowing down time.

Listen & Learn:  

  • Why Vitamin A is the secret ingredient in many oral and topical skincare creams

  • What is clinically proven and what is just hype

  • How to choose your dermatologist carefully

  • Sun damage dangers  

  • The importance of food and lifestyle for skincare 

Links & Resources:

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Shadi Kourosh MD, is a board certified dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. She has an iphone app called, Skin Advocate, that connects patients with patient advocacy organizations for their skin conditions.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Body Composition

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Direct download: 449_-_Healthy_Skin_as_You_Age_with_Dr._Shadi_Kourosh.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:43pm CEST

Turn Adversity into Advantage

with Doug Bopst

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“I took the deal… and the last thing I did was snort a few hundred milligrams of oxy,” says Doug. This was right before he started a 90-day stint in jail where he was forced to sober up in a hurry. His cellmate was a fitness fanatic and Doug’s unofficial trainer on his path to recovery. Despite all the odds, Doug left prison in better shape than he went in. Today, Doug is clean and sober and is an author, fitness trainer, and speaker. 

Listen & Learn: 

  • How hitting rock bottom can be a great gift
  • Why there is not quick-fix to a long-standing problem
  • How to surrender to the process of change  
  • Finding fitness at any age

Links & Resources:

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Doug Bopst is an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker and business owner. He is a former felon and drug addict, and the author of From Felony to Fitness to Free and the Heart of Recovery.

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Game Changers Film

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Direct download: 448_-_Turn_Adversity_into_Advantage_with_Doug_Bopst.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:23am CEST

Psychological Flexibility

with Steven Hayes, PhD
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The rate of change has accelerated 2-5x in the past year. The job change you were thinking about someday is now your top priority today. Your relationship doubt has flipped into a full blown crisis. Entire governments and industries have been turned on their heads. How are you doing?

The ability to ride the wave of change is something Steven Hayes refers to as Psychological flexibility, and just as we should all be working on our physical health, our mental health needs constant workouts too. 

Listen & Learn: 

  • Why mental health labels can quickly paralyze you
  • How your past head trash can implode your current relationships
  • How to accept and commit as part of your mental health regime

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Steven Hayes is the author of 44 books including, A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters. He’s published nearly 600 scientific articles and his work focuses on understanding language and cognition to alleviate suffering. 

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Are Eggs Ok

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Direct download: 447_-_Psychological_Flexibility_with_Steven_Hayes_PhD.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:14pm CEST

Thoughts on the End of Life
with Charles Garfield
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Death and loss are inevitable, nobody was prepared for this. COVID-19 has taken the lives of millions of people around the world, mostly older people, the wisdom class. On a local level, we all feel it; but from a global perspective, it’s very hard to begin to fathom so much loss in such a short period of time. How do we process this? Where to begin? On this week’s show, we’ll explore the “wisdom years” of life, end of life, and death. 

Listen & Learn: 

  • Why you should write a forgiveness letter to yourself
  • The importance of older generations 
  • The necessity of mourning 
  • Virtual vs. in-person funerals 

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Charles Garfield is a psychologist, professor and lecturer, and the author of thirteen books including Our Wisdom Years and Life's Last Gift: Giving and Receiving Peace During the Dying Time. He has been recognized internationally as the founder of Shanti Project, a widely acclaimed AIDS and cancer service organization. 

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Allergic Mystery

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Direct download: 446_-_Thoughts_on_the_End_of_Life_with_Charles_Garfield.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:32am CEST

Get to Know Your Testosterone
by Dr. Tracy Gapin

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Testosterone levels in modern men are lower than any time in recorded history. This causes low libido, low energy, and a lack of lean muscle; but low T can also decrease your motivation, your concentration, and even your mental health.

So where has all the testosterone gone?

Diet and lifestyle are huge factors, of course, but most people are completely unaware of the endocrine disruptors that have crept their way into our food, water, and homes. Everything from your shampoo to your takeaway coffee cup contributes to the hormonal dysregulation of our population. Left unchecked, many men lose their lust for life, in all senses, decades too soon.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a medical doctor who is passionate about educating men and helping them navigate the hormonal minefield of our modern world.  

Listen & Learn: 

  • Why free testosterone is even more important than total testosterone
  • How to understand medical reference ranges
  • Self-assessment tricks for thinking about your own hormones 
  • Xenoestrogens, phytoestrogens, and other disruptor landmines 


Links & Resources:


ABOUT OUR GUEST
Dr. Gapin is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the author of, Male 2.0, a guide to the optimization of a man’s health and vitality.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Rapeseed Oil

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Direct download: 445_-_Get_to_Know_Your_Testosterone_with_Dr._Tracy_Gapin.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:01pm CEST

In Search of Mastery 

with Michael Gervais

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What does it mean to self actualize? To become your personal best at whatever it is you do?

For most of us, these questions conjure up images such as a finish line, a retirement, an award, or a specific bank balance. Most of us equate mastery with goal achievement, but ironically, those who have achieved real masterly tend to be laser focused on the process and the practice, not the outcome. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a high performance psychologist who shares his mental model for traversing this path of personal greatness.

Listen & Learn:

  • How purpose, principles and vision can guide you
  • Why fulfilled lives usually involve grappling with life’s biggest questions 
  • Mastery of self vs. mastery of craft
  • The hero trap


Links & Resources: 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Michael is a high performance psychologist. He is the co-founder of Compete to Create, a digital platform to helpS people become their best through mindset training. He works with professional athletes and CEOs.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Old Spices

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Direct download: 444_-_In_Search_of_Mastery_with_Michael_Gervais.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:20am CEST

Get To Know Your Genes
with Dr. Yael Joffe
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Have you done a DNA test to discover your true ancestry? Tens of millions of people give up their genetic information in exchange for a fun pie graph that attempts to detail their ethnicity.

It’s not too expensive, and it’s fun to learn - so why not?

If you’re concerned about personal privacy, there is real cause for concern. The data Facebook or Google have on you pales in comparison to your DNA data. Your favorite online videos and political preferences might change with time, but who you are, from a genetic perspective, is forever. Private companies are stockpiling genetic data, and in some cases, sharing it with both public agencies like the FBI and private pharmaceutical companies. On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore genetics, epigenetics, testing, and what all this data means. 

Listen & Learn: 

  • Why you and I are 99.9% similar, and how we share 50% of our DNA with a banana
  • Nature vs. nurture from a genetic perspective
  • The future of DNA test, tracking, and tracing
  • Why data means nothing without interpretation and education 

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Yael Joffe is a dietitian with a PhD from the University of Cape Town where she explored the genetics and nutrition of obesity in South African women. She is the co-author of three books, It’s not just your Genes, The SNP Journal, and Genes To Plate. She is the founder of 3X4 Genetics.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Juice Fasting

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Direct download: 443_-_Get_To_Know_Your_Genes_with_Dr_Yael_Joffe.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:05pm CEST

Fantastic Fungi 

with Eugenia Bone

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It’s mushroom season in Cataluña, so the markets are filled with orange, white, and even jet black “setas” that are almost all wild harvested. They're delicious and packed with a unique micronutrient profile that is great for your immune system. On this week's show, you´ll meet a mycophagist, writer, and teacher on all things fungi.

Did you know… 

  • A single Portabella mushroom can contain more potassium than a banana
  • Fungi are believed to cover the earth’s surface before the first trees
  • A 2,400 year old fungus in Oregon is believed to be the largest organism in the world covering 2,200 acres (8.9 km2?
  • Psychedelic mushrooms, including microdoses, have shown efficacy for for depression, PTSD, and other mental health challenges

LInks & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Eugenia’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, and The National Lampoon. She is the author of six books including her most recent award-winning Fantastic Fungi.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • How to Not Gain Weight - Holidays

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Direct download: 442_-_Fantastic_Fungi_with_Eugenia_Bone.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 4:44pm CEST

Happy Pessimist
with Mattias Lundberg

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Has your life been turned upside down in 2020? How are you feeling? Positive thinking and optimism are often considered one and the same, but you can be simultaneously positive and pessimistic - and it might be the smartest way to plan for 2021. You can gameplay the worst case scenario with a smile, prepare for the worst, and set yourself up to be pleasantly surprised.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a psychologist and author whose work focuses on the possessive,  productive value of pessimism in certain situations. 

Listen & Learn:   

  • How negative thinking can help you with preparedness
  • When optimism is becomes avoidance 
  • Adaptive vs. non-adaptive responses   
  • How to be positive but pessimistic at the same time

Links & Resources: 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mattias Lundberg is a Licensed Psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology at Umeå University. He is also an author and has published eight books. Mattias is known for his ability to explain complex psychological questions in an easy and often entertaining way. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • No Added Sugar Chocolate

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Direct download: 441_-_Happy_Pessimist_with_Mattias_Lundberg.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:36pm CEST

Overcome Fear  

with Kristen Ulmer

Extreme skiing is defined by an ever-present risk of death. It’s a sport that demands a deep relationship and acceptance of fear. An avalanche can bury you, a deadly fall down a sheer rock wall is just one wrong turn away, and there are times when the only chance of survival is from an emergency airlift to safety.

Why would you do this? 

The answer is, “I wouldn’t do it!” But my guest on this week’s podcast used her extensive experience in the world of extreme sports to learn to harness fear and develop a system for teaching this to others. Whether you’re scared of public speaking or simply too nervous to ask that guy or girl for their number, Kristen Ulmer’s approach to fear is unique and effective. 

Listen & Learn:

  • Step 1: acknowledge fear as normal and natural
  • Step 2: touch your body where you feel the fear bubbling up
  • Step 3: let go for resistance to fear
  • Suffering = discomfort x resistance 
  • How to achieve a flow  state 
  • Understanding the lure of extreme sports

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Kristen Ulmer is a fear and anxiety expert who draws from her experience with extreme skiing, studies of Zen, professional facilitation with 1000s of clients. She is the author of, The Art of Fear; Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead. Kristen’s work has also been featured in such media as NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, The Megyn Kelly Show, The Robb Report, and Tim Ferriss’s Tribe of Mentors.

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  • Cannot Digest Nuts

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Direct download: 440_-_Overcome_Fear_with_Kristen_Ulmer.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:20am CEST

Mindfulness a Solution for Addiction?
Dr. Jud Brewer 

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If we define addiction as continued behavior despite adverse consequences, we all have cause for concern. Perhaps you’re up so late watching Netflix that you make a mistake at work that costs you your job; maybe your pornography compulsion blocks real intimacy with your partner and derails your marriage; or maybe your online gambling leaves you with maxed out credit cards.

It all sounds ridiculous until you focus the lens on your own life, open up your definition of what addiction means, and immediately discover that you too have maladaptive behaviors that might warrant change. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet an addiction psychiatrist who helps people use mindfulness on a path toward balance.

Listen & Learn: 

  • How to know if you’re addicted? 
  • How to analyse the trigger + behavior + results  
  • Why you should focus on immediate experience (instead of long term) 
  • How to start by knowing thyself 


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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Jud Brewer is an Addiction Psychiatrist and the author of The Craving Mind and the creator of a number of mindfulness apps.  He is director of research and innovation at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare.


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  • Melatonin for Sleep

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Direct download: 439_-_Mindfullness_Addiction_with_Dr._Jud_Brewer.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 9:59am CEST

Respiratory Therapy

with Joe Lewis

If you’re interested in pranayama and breathwork, there is so much more to discover than simply “oxygenation.” As a student of yoga breathing for over a decade, there continues to be a lack of real scientific teaching, so on this week’s podcast, we’ll nerd out on biomechanics and chemistry of breathing.  

Listen & Learn: 

  • Why you must consider both oxygenation and ventilation
  • The importance of C02 
  • Ideal blood oxygen content
  • Education and career opportunities for potential respiratory therapists
  • The utility of arterial blood gas (ABG) in an ICU

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Joe Lewis has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist for 20 years with a primary focus in adult ICU.  He started teaching full-time in 2020, including both didactic and clinical course instruction.  

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  • When to Eat Fruit

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Direct download: 438_-_Respiratory_Therapy_with_Joe_Lewis.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:42pm CEST

CBD for Pain & Sleep

with Mary Clifton

 

Marijuana is quickly becoming legal or at least decriminalized in most states. Billions of dollars of previously criminal revenue is suddenly on-the-books and taxable, and hundreds of products are flooding the market including everything from skincare to nutritional supplements.

But what does it all mean for you? 

CBD (cannabidiol) is just one of dozens of cannabinoids in marijuana, and it’s of particular interest for pain, anxiety, and sleep. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning you won’t get paranoid or faceplant into the couch, so it  can be a natural and safe alternative to prescription drugs.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a medical doctor whose work focused around the safe and effective medicinal use of this once-illicit plant. . 

Listen & Learn: 

  • How to choose an effective dose 
  • How much it will cost  
  • Hemp-derived vs. cannabis derived CBD  
  • Will I get stoned 
  • When to add THC (psychoactive) to a CBD dose

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mary Clifton, M.D. is a board-certified, licensed, internal medicine doctor. She is an expert in CBD and Cannabis and the founder of CBDandCannabisInfo.com. Mary is the author of The Grass Is Greener: Medical Marijuana, THC & CBD OIL: Reversing Chronic Pain, Inflammation and Disease, and Get Waisted, as well as five companion cookbooks. She speaks at major cannabinoid events around the world, including Africa, Europe and Asia.  


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  • Super Green Powders

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Direct download: 347_-_CBD_for_Pain__Sleep_with_Mary_Clifton.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 9:36am CEST