The Lucas Rockwood Show (Health)

Technology is accelerating at a blistering pace with obvious innovations in the devices we have in our pockets, in our homes, and in our cars. Less visible are the changes that are happening in love, sex, and relationships that are potentially reorganizing society in subtle, and not too subtle ways. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet an anthropologist whose recent work has explored the wild and wacky world of AI boyfriends, sex dolls, and dating apps. 

Listen and learn:

  • How dating dynamics have changed dramatically in the last 25 years
  • The boring downside of an AI boyfriend
  • Why it’s impossible to define love
  • How the want and need for intimacy drives so much of human behavior
  • The risk vs reward of social media and love ideals 

Links

Roanne’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Roanne van Voorst is an author, speaker, and anthropologist based in Amsterdam. She has written eight books, including Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals and her upcoming title, Six in a Bed: The Future of Love.

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Direct download: LRS_621_-_The_Future_of_Love_with_Roanne_van_Voorst.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

One of the biggest challenges that comes with aging is cognitive decline. You lose your keys, you can’t remember the neighbor’s name, and your brain seems to putter along instead of humming like it used to. From conversations with listeners over the past year, concerns over brain health are top of the list, so I’ve invited a neuroscientist onto the podcast to share his insights.

Listen to learn:

  • About the challenges of social media
  • The connection between isolation and brain health  
  • Whether crossword puzzles really do prevent cognitive decline
  • Autism misinformation debunked

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Ben’s site

ABOUT OUT GUEST

Ben Rein, PhD is a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University and a science communicator on social media.

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Direct download: LRS_620_-_Train_Your_Brain_with_Ben_Rein_mixdown.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Bob Ross was a popular PBS painting instructor in the 80s and 90s, but little did he know that decades later, he’d develop a cult following of people who simply wanted to hear his voice. Why? Because it triggers an autonomous sensory meridian response, known as ASMR. ASMR is a well-studied phenomenon that creates a pleasant tingling sensation on the skin, relieves stress and helps you sleep. My guest on this week’s podcast is an academic, author, and expert on the subject.

Listen and learn:

  • About paresthesia “brain tingles” from soothing voices and sounds
  • Misophonia triggers that can be confusing
  • The history of ASMR
  • Potential self-care and soothing benefits 

Links

ASMR University 

Calm History

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Craig Richard, PhD, is a leading expert in Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), a phenomenon characterized by tingling sensations in the brain and scalp. His research focuses on the neurological mechanisms behind ASMR. He’s the author of the book, Brain Tingles.

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Direct download: LRS_619_-_ASMR_Brain_Tingles_with_Craig_Richard.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Kane Tanaka of Japan died in 2022 at the age of 119. Lucile Randon of France died in 2023 at 118. Jiroemon Kimura of Japan died in 2023 at 116, the oldest male ever. What did these people have in common? Were they biohackers? Did they do CrossFit? Did they take NAD supplements or run marathons? Nope. Like almost all centenarians they lived exceptionally long lives most-likely due to genetics, combined with a moderately healthy or even average healthy lifestyle. Despite the overwhelming abundance of evidence that we’re all going die sooner rather than later, the quest for longevity never stops. My guest on this week’s podcast has developed a unique way to measure biological age and his work is playing a key role in longevity research and biohacker communities.

Listen and learn:

  • The overlooked role of epigenetics in your health and lifespan
  • Biohackers, science fiction, and the reality of living a long time
  • How methylation patterns can be predictive of lifespan
  • The significance of GrimAge for reducing early mortality 

Links

Steve on X

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Steve Horvath is a German-American researcher, geneticist, and biostatistician. He is a professor at UCLA and the principal investigator at Altos Labs, specializing in epigenetic biomarkers of aging, genomics, and comparative biology. 

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Direct download: LRS_618_-_Methylation_Epigenetics__Longevity_with_Steve_Horvath.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Finland has been dubbed the happiest country in the world, but in reality Finns are content, not overwhelmed with joy. They have a high GDP per capita, good healthcare, low corruption, and a decent amount of personal freedom - all great things, but not necessarily a recipe for joy and happiness.

Most people claim their biggest aspiration in life is to find happiness. This is a beautiful sentiment, and while we all love positive emotions like joy, laughter, celebration, adventure, and curiosity; these only exist because they are juxtaposed with negative and challenging experiences.

My guest on this week’s podcast suggests that rather than look toward happiness for a more fulfilled life, we should focus more on wonder.  

Listen and learn:

  • How nature promotes wonder
  • The difference between superficial vs. epistemic curiosity
  • The tyrannical pursuit of happiness
  • Trait openness and its role in wonder

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Monica’s site

ABOUT OUR GUESTS

Monica Parker is a speaker, writer, and authority on the future of work. She is the author of the book, The Power of Wonder, and founder of HATCH, an organization that helps companies with culture change and workplace strategy.

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Direct download: LRS_617_-_The_Power_of_Wonder_with_Monica_Parker.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

If you’re struggling with chronic pain and trying to find help, you’ve probably noticed that the pain management industry is a big minefield with hardcore drugs on one end of the spectrum and questionable potions and placebos on the other. In an ideal world, pain is adaptive and part of our body’s defense mechanisms, but all too often it can become untethered to the original insult and begin to attack your quality of life.  

Listen and learn:

  • The purpose of pain in our bodies 
  • When to medicate and when to ignore
  • The confusing connection between pain and healing
  • Why some people are prone to opioid abuse more than others

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Amy’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Amy Baxter is a medical doctor and entrepreneur known for her research on pain. She is the inventor of Buzzy, a simple device to help kids get injections.

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Direct download: LRS_616_-_Rethinking_Pain_with_Dr_Amy_Baxter.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

In the 1980s, Nancy Reagan coined the term, “Just say no!” and spearheaded the social aspect of the so-called war on drugs. It didn’t work, nor have any of the dozens of public, private, and international efforts to curb the disease of despair. Things have become so much worse that today, almost every single person listening has a friend or family member affected by addiction. My guest on this week’s podcast is a recovered addict herself and uses yoga as part of an integrated 12-step program to support others.

Listen and learn:

  • The importance of support for addiction recovery
  • The benefits of talk therapy vs. movement based therapy
  • How trauma can feel like it’s stuck physically
  • The integration of past, present and future self

Links

Y12

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Nikki is the founder of Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR). Her approach is based on her personal journey through addiction and recovery, leading her to blend the somatic aspect of yoga with the cognitive approach of 12-step programs.

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Direct download: LRS_615_-_12_Steps_and_Yoga_with_Nikki_Myers.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Injuries can derail your best healthy lifestyle plans, and if you’re not careful, they can lead to deconditioning and loss of function. But here’s what you need to understand and accept: everyone with an active life gets injured - everyone. So rather than feeling guilt or regret about your aches and pains, it’s a much smarter approach to swiftly move into healing mode and take full ownership of the process. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a career yoga teacher and physical therapist whose work focuses on overcoming injuries.

Listen and learn:

  • Why many injuries simply require time to heal
  • The importance of things like shoes, sleep position, and lifestyle choices
  • The power of walking and how to titrate movement vs. pain
  • How to potentially get help from a physical therapist or qualified professional

Links

Ariele’s Anatomy Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Ariele Foster is a physical therapist and yoga teacher with over two decades experience helping people recover from injuries, manage chronic conditions, and rehab from surgeries.

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Direct download: LRS_614_-_Injuries_Happen_-_Stay_Positive_with_Dr._Ariele_Foster.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 4:53pm CEST

Most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night, and we need good sleep quality as well, which means cycling through light, deep, and REM phases. While sleeping is the most natural of all human behaviors, many of us continue to struggle for a variety of reasons, including stress, anxiety, hormonal changes, and more. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a medical doctor whose work is focused on improving sleep for kids and adults.

Listen and learn:

  • Sleep hygiene 101 
  • deal sleeping positions
  • Kid vs. adult sleep - what changes?
  • How to know when you need medical help

Links

That Sleep Doc (Instagram)

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Sujay Kansagra specializes in sleep medicine. He is Director of Duke University's Pediatric Neurology Sleep Medicine Program and author of a number of books, including My Child Won't Sleep: A Quick Guide for the Sleep-Deprived Parent.

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In regenerative medicine and longevity, it’s difficult to separate signal from noise. The search for the fountain of youth is a story as old as humanity, and while we’re all clearly aging, there are some technologies that hold real promise, particularly when it comes to things like joints and skin. On this week’s podcast we’ll discuss stem cells, specifically how specific nutrients can boost endogenous production.

Listen and learn:

  • How adaptogenic plants can measurably boost your own stem cells
  • Why a reduced ability to heal is a hallmark of aging
  • The difference between umbilical cord vs adipose tissue derived cells
  • Legal, ethical and access concerns

Links

Christian’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Christian Drapeau is a stem cell biologist and a pioneer in the study of plant-based stem cell enhancement therapies. He is also the author of Cracking the Stem Cell Code.

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Direct download: LRS_612_-_Stem_Cells_for_Healing_with_Christian_Drapeau.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

If you’re interested in meditation and have downloaded an app or purchased a book, yet fail to consistently follow through, this week’s podcast is for you. We’ll discuss meditation for average people living in the real world with recurring guest, Ann Swanson.

Listen and learn:

  • Meditation practice vs. meditative practices
  • How to manage rumination
  • Why different meditation practices can serve you in different scenarios
  • How to start small and link your practice to an existing habit

Links

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ann Swanson is a certified yoga therapist and author of the best-selling book, Science of Yoga. She specializes in helping people manage stress, pain and arthritis. Her new book is called, Meditation for the Real World: Finding Peace in Everyday Life.

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Direct download: LRS_611_-_Getting_Started_with_Meditation_with_Ann_Swanson.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST


The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships. While most people would probably agree with that statement, they would also admit that their relationships are often troubled. From a psychological perspective, attachment theory can be a helpful frame for understanding our patterns of emotional connection and strife, and it can also provide a path forward toward balance and security.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet an author whose work is centered around understanding yourself to create space for healthier relationships.

Listen and learn:

  • How to identify your attachment style as secure, anxious, avoidant, or dismissive
  • Why we’re often attracted to people who struggle in similar or familiar ways
  • Why our fundamental needs must be met

Links

Thais Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Thais Gibson is an author, counselor, speaker, and founder of The Personal Development School. She has a background in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), underscoring her deep commitment to understanding and teaching the principles of psychological wellbeing and personal growth​. She’s the author of Attachment Theory: A Guide to Strengthening the Relationships in Your Life

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Direct download: LRS_610_-_Understanding_Attachments_Styles_with_Thais_Gibson.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Health education is lacking in most school systems, to the extent that most high school graduates can’t name 10 muscles in their own bodies. Anatomical learning has historically been seen as boring, complex, and difficult to make relevant. Today, things have changed, thanks to 3D software, inexpensive models, and cadaver dissections freely available around the world. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet an online educator reaching millions monthly with anatomy and physiology videos using real human cadavers.

You'll learn:

  • How cadavers are donated and used ethically (or not) in science
  • The anomalous nature of all of our bodies
  • Why real human bodies are still an invaluable resource in learning
  • How to use LLMs / AI to advance your learning

Links

Institute of Human Anatomy

Dissection Room on Youtube

Substack

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Justin Cottle is the Lab Director at the Institute of Human Anatomy, a private human
cadaver lab located in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his IOHA team reach millions each month through educational social media videos, often using real human cadavers. He is also the creator of The Dissection Room on Substack and YouTube. 

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Direct download: LRS_609_-_Why_Everyone_Can_and_Should_Learn_Anatomy__with_Justin_Cottle.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

I’m an introvert. In my private life, I don’t talk much and am mostly in my head. But since the forced isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve come to re-appreciate the power of community. Every single health goal I have becomes so much easier when I’m around positive, supportive people. So once a week, I force myself to practice yoga, take a run, ride my bike, or paddle surf with other people. On one of those runs, I joined up with 120 people on the beach in Barcelona running, doing burpees, and dancing to pop songs. The group is called Midnight Runners, and it turns out it’s a long-standing event that happens all over the world. On this week’s show, you’ll meet the founder to learn about the power of fitness and community.  

Links:

Midnightrunners.com

@gregexplores

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Greg Drach is the co-founder of Midnight Runners with a mission to make fitness more engaging and fun. Drach is an avid traveler and adventurer having visited 65 countries across five continents.

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Direct download: LRS_608_-_The_Importance_of_Community__Fitness_with_Greg_Drach.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

There is no such thing as a perfect human diet because we are all unique and have unique objectives. The bodybuilder eats to build mass, the dieter plans meals to lose weight, while others use food to manage their mental health. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a metabolic psychiatrist who takes a food-first approach in her work with clients.

Listen and learn:

  • How to determine if an extreme or moderate approach is best for you
  • How ketosis can fuel the brain and cool inflammation
  • Why low carb approaches can be helpful for depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD
  • Short term treatment or long term fix? Sustainability questions explored

Links

Dr. Ede’s site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Georgia Ede is a nutrition and metabolic psychiatrist. She has done extensive research on ketogenic diets, and is the author of the book, Change Your Diet, Change Your Mind.

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Direct download: LRS_607_-_Change_Your_Diet_Change_Your_Mind_with_Dr_Georgia_Ede.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

“I don’t know the meaning of life, but I know the purpose of life: to survive and procreate.” This quote was from a biologist on the podcast eight years ago, and it stuck with me because if he’s right, I’ve achieved my biological imperative and I’m now on borrowed time. While that may sound soulless and even nihilistic, it’s also a helpful frame (for me) as I attempt to make choices to optimize my life in the second half - my bonus time. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a researcher who debunks many pop longevity myths and also shares some compelling research around the supplement nicotinamide riboside. Will it make you live forever? No, but it might help you live better for the time you are here.

Listen and learn:

  • Why “biological age” tests are inaccurate
  • How we’re unlikely to experience “escape velocity”
  • Metformin, rapamycin, and resveratrol debunked
  • Why so-called longevity clinics giving TRT and HGH are almost certainly reducing - not extending - lifespan  

Links

Brennerlab.net

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Charles Brenner, the Alfred E. Mann Family Foundation Chair in Diabetes and Cancer Metabolism at City of Hope National Medical Center, discovered nicotinamide riboside (NR) as a crucial precursor to NAD+ in 2004 and a second NR-to-NAD+ conversion pathway in 2007, enhancing yeast cell lifespan. Currently, Dr. Brenner leads groundbreaking clinical trials on NR, focusing on its maternal and neonatal effects and translating animal model findings into safe, evidence-based clinical practices for human metabolic stress conditions.

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Direct download: LRS_606_-_The_Future_of_Longevity_Medicine_with_Dr._Charles_Brenner.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

You’ve got a bum knee or wonky hip. Your doctor says you’re a candidate for a joint replacement, and your insurance has approved the procedure - but you’re not sure if you’re ready for that. You know that joint replacement success rates are extremely high. But you also know this is a major surgery with long-term effects, and you’d like to dig your heels in a little longer. What about platelet rich plasma (PRP)? What about stem cells? On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a regenerative medical doctor whose work is focused on healing ailing joints.

You’ll learn:

  • Where stem cells come from
  • Exosomes, stem cells, and PRP - what’s the difference?
  • Ethical and legal issues surrounding stem cell harvesting
  • Why bone, rather than tissue, injections are preferred
  • Cost and recovery considerations

Links

Dr Gross Site

About our guest

Dr. Jeffrey Gross specializes in regenerative stem cell medicine and anti-aging. He has an extensive background in treating athletic injuries across many areas such as hips, knees, shoulders, and spine. 

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Direct download: LRS_605_-_Stem_Cells__The_Future_of_Healing_with_Dr._Jeffrey_M._Gross.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Osteoarthritis, the wear and tear inflammation of your joints, is so common that some research suggests half of us over the age of 65 will be affected. You’ve probably heard that movement is medicine, but how much movement? And while ibuprofen helps, is long-term use safe? What about all the weird and expensive treatment options? On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a Professor and rheumatology expert whose work is focused on finding solutions for this common disease.

Listen and learn:

  • Which helpful medications might be approved
  • Risk vs reward of ibuprofen and injections
  • Joint distraction
  • Practical planning for managing your condition  

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Tonia Vincent, a Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology at the University of Oxford specializing in Rheumatology. She focuses on understanding osteoarthritis.

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Direct download: LRS_604_-_The_Future_of_Arthritis_Treatments_with_Dr_Tonia_Vincent.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:39am CEST

The top New Year's resolutions involve weight loss and fitness. In my industry, January is boom time and February is gloom time as most people have given up on their New Year energy by Valentine’s Day. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a non-dogmatic weight loss coach who takes a sustainable, forever approach to sane weight management.

You’ll learn:

  • The importance of eating high satiety foods
  • Why cinnamon can be a great addition to your morning coffee
  • How to navigate liquid calories

Links

Nagina’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Nagina Abdullah is a weight loss coach who incorporates natural, wholesome foods and practical lifestyle changes, and mindfulness to help clients achieve sustained results.

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Direct download: LRS_603_-_Mindful_Weight_Loss_with_Nagina_Abdullah.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Alcohol is involved in 28 percent of all fatal car accidents, 37 percent of all violent crime, and is responsible for an unknown number of mental and emotional health challenges. On the flip side, it also has a rich tradition of craftsmanship and cuisine, culture and celebration. In moderation, alcohol has pro-social benefits, lowers social anxiety, and is loved by billions.

If you’re one of those people who can have a drink now and then without much of a thought and certainly no problem, this podcast is not for you. If drinking is causing you to gain weight, struggle the next morning, or is creating big problems in your life and you want to stop, my guest on this week’s show can help.

Listen to learn

  • Why social pressure to drink is stronger than almost all other lifestyle pressures
  • Helpful language to use during a dry experiment
  • How to “test the waters” of sobriety with a dry month or dry 3-month challenge
  • The harsh reality of sober life in terms of friends and activities

Links

Rachel’s site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Rachel Hechman has a troubled history with alcohol, and after three years sober, now helps support other people on their journey to healthier living. 

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Direct download: LRS_602_-_How_to_Have_a_Sober_Year_with_Rachel_Hechtman.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

If weight loss is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you’re probably as frustrated and confused as the rest of us with all the conflicting advice and extreme approaches being touted as a forever solution. In 2023, calorie counting resurfaced as a popular approach to weight loss - and that’s just fine - but many people find that their calorie math somehow doesn’t work and are left feeling discouraged. If you can relate, this solo podcast is for you.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Why calories in / calories out is true but oversimplifies the process
  • Five variables that can muddle up your calorie math
  • The real reason we eat (hint: it’s not for nutrition, unfortunately)
  • Five tips to try instead of (or in addition to) calorie counting 

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Direct download: LRS_601_-_Your_Calorie_Math_is_Wrong_with_Lucas_Rockwood.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

dermatest.com

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Lori’s site: www.LoriBrotto.com

ABOUT OUT GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Valhallavitality.com

About guest

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Learn more

Simon’s Site

ABOUT OUT GUEST

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Link

www.Drromie.com

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Links

Ruth’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Link

David’s Site

​​ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

What you’ll learn

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

Links

Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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Sarah’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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Dayna’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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

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Jonathan’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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Hilary’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Julia’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Dr Kritchevsky’s Work

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Dr Neha’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Experiential Billionaire

ABOUT OUR GUESTS

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Mehmet’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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Clare’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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Ben’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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Dr Lyon’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Retreat Microdose

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

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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Theresa’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Free Your Mind Book

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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Dr. Truong’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

Learn

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

Links

Dr. Grayson’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen & learn

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

Links

Gary’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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


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

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

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

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

Listen and learn: 

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

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

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

Listen to learn:

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

Links

Imagery Coaching

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

www.GetSerenity.life

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Direct download: LRS_571_-_Genomic_Medicine_with_Jo_Bhakdi_-_Copy.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:22am CEST

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

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

Links

Dr Lipov

The Invisible Machine

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Direct download: LRS_570_-_The_Science_of_Trauma_Recovery_with_Jamie_Mustard.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:46pm CEST

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

Listen to learn:

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

Links
James’s Book
www.JamesCJackson.com

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Direct download: LRS_569_-_Surviving__Thriving_With_Long_COVID_with_James_Jackson.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:36pm CEST

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

Listen and learn: 

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

Links

Dr Splichal’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Direct download: LRS_567_-_Fix_Your_Feet_with_Dr._Emily_Splichal.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

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

Listen and learn: 

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

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Sander’s site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Direct download: LRS_566_-_How_to_Fight_Misinformation_with_Sander_van_der_Linden.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:23am CEST

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links:

Gladys’ Site

ABOUT OUT GUEST

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Dr. Mary Clare’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Direct download: LRS_564_-_Whats_Wrong_with_Menopause_with_Dr._Mary_Clare_Haver.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Direct download: LRS_563_-_Non-Surgical_Options_for_Injury_w_Dr._Jeremy_Alland.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links:

Mora’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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


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Kimberley's site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Direct download: LRS_561_-_How_to_Build_a_Healthy_Brain_with_Kimberly_Wilson.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

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

Listen to learn:

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

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Dr. Amy Shah’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Russell’s Book

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links

Dr. Hull’s Site

Dr. Hull’s Books

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Direct download: LRS_558_-_Hip__Knee_Replacements_with_Dr._Jonathan_Hull.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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David’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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New York Hearing Doctors

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Direct download: LRS_554_-_Tinnitus_Hearing_Loss__Auditory_Health_with_Dr._Craig_Kasper.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

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

Listen and learn:

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

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

Learn more at

ErikKorem.com

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Direct download: LRS_553_-_High_Performance_Life_with_Dr._Erik_Korem_1.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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Rick’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

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Marc’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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


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

Listen and learn:

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

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Dr Brandy’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

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

Listen and learn: 

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

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Gloria’s site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

When it comes to personal growth and development, most of us immediately think of productivity. How can we be more efficient and more effective with the limited time we have on this planet? On my best days, I consider myself moderately productive and yet, as months and years go by, the evidence of my productivity is undeniable. So what’s the secret? I have no idea, but our guest on this week’s podcast writes and lectures exclusively on this topic and has plenty of insights to share. 

Listen and learn:

  • How mindfulness can help reduce distraction
  • The importance of “savoring” and creating meaning in all our experiences
  • The threat posed by super-stimuli such as junk food, adult websites, and newsfeeds
  • How to jump off the daily anxiety rollercoaster 

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ChrisBailey.com

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Chris Bailey is a productivity expert, and the bestselling author of books, Hyperfocus, The Productivity Project, How to Calm Your Mind.

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Direct download: LRS_548_-_How_to_Calm_Your_Mind_with_Chris_Bailey.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

How would you feel if your spouse was incarcerated for 21 years? Would you stay or would you go? Would you even consider staying in the relationship? My guests on this week’s podcast are a couple who have managed to build and maintain a marriage, a family, and a life together despite seemingly insurmountable odds. 

Listen to learn:

  • About the importance of family togetherness
  • The truth about access to education in prison
  • The problems in the USA penal system
  • Why the corrections system rarely corrects anything

Links

https://foxandrob.com/

ABOUT OUR GUESTS

Sibil Fox and Rob Richardson are a New Orleans couple whose marriage survived despite years of incarceration. Their story was profiled in the documentary called TIME, and their book is called, Time: The Untold Story of the Love That Held Us Together When Incarceration Kept Us Apart.

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Your gastrointestinal tract contains around three pounds of microbes - some good and some bad. When your gut is healthy, the bad bugs are kept in check, and the good bugs serve as internal workhorses for digestion and short-chain fatty acid creation, they also release GABA and other neurotransmitters, and fend off pathogens. When things are out of balance, irritable bowel, leaky gut, gas, bloating, and disease can occur. Gastrointestinal problems affect as many as one in five people, so a happy belly is something we all need to cultivate. In this episode, gastroenterologist, Robynne Chutkan, MD, shares her latest research.

Listen and learn:

  • About the risks of emulsifiers and stabilizers found in common foods
  • How artificial sweeteners can contribute to or even cause gut dysbiosis
  • Why most probiotic supplements are useless
  • The difference between insoluble and soluble fiber in food
  • The future of fecal transplants

Links

Robynne’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr Chutkan is a board certified gastroenterologist and author of the digestive health books: Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, and The Bloat Cure. Her most recent book is The Anti-Viral Gut: Tackling Pathogens From the Inside Out. She is on the faculty at Georgetown Hospital and founded the Digestive Center for Wellness.

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Direct download: LRS_546_-_Improve_Your_Gut_Health_with_Robynne_Chutkan_MD.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:05pm CEST

What if physical and emotional pain, depression, and even anxiety were all adaptive? Meaning these negative feelings are designed to protect us from harm and ensure our survival. Anxiety can be viewed as a call for preparedness, a stimulating feeling designed to help you avoid danger or prepare for important events. Once you’re able to understand why anxiety occurs, it’s possible to transform these feelings into productive action. My guest on this week’s podcast will show you how. 

Listen and learn:

  • How anxiety stimulates preparation behavior
  • How to use the mental shortlist technique to refocus
  • Why highly conscientious people often experience high levels of anxiety
  • How anger should be used to define personal boundaries

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Dr Chloe’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Chloe Carmichael is a psychologist. In her private practice she focuses on stress management, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching. She is the author of Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety.

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Direct download: LRS_545_-_Harness_the_Power_of_Your_Anxiety_with_Dr._Chloe_Carmichael.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:32am CEST

Almost everyone is familiar with the concept of a heart-healthy diet, and most of us have heard of anti-cancer and other major disease-prevention diets. But what about eating foods to protect your brain? Neurodegenerative illnesses are the third biggest killer worldwide but we rarely focus on preventative care for the brain. My guest on this week’s podcast is a medical doctor and author whose work focuses on staving off and even preventing cognitive decline. 

Listen and learn:

  • How to choose foods that support a healthy brain
  • The benefits of neural protective fats
  • Why beans are often overlooked as a brain food
  • The complex dance between sleep, stress, exercises and diet

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Dr. Annie’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Annie is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist. Her recent work focuses on brain health, in particular the neural protective ability of food. She is the author of Brain Health Kitchen.

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Direct download: LRS_544_-_Eat_for_Your_Brain_with_Dr._Annie_Fenn.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Tens of millions of people around the world are suffering linger, sometime debilitating symptoms from their past COVID infections. Symptoms range from POTs and hypocapnia to chronic fatigue and impaired lung function. As if that weren’t hard enough, since there is no historical precedents for this, most people are all alone in their healing journey. My guest on this week’s show nearly lost his life and has found his way back to health. 

Listen and learn: 

  • The importance of lean muscle while again
  • How human growth hormone peptides can accelerate post-operative and post-illness healing
  • How inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) can help you heal your respiratory system when perhaps exercise is not possible

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Oz Garcia’s Site

ABOUT OUT GUEST

Oz Garcia is an author and expert focused on anti-aging and nutrition. He’s the author of The Food Cure for Kids, The Balance, Look and Feel Fabulous Forever,
Redesigning 50: The No-Plastic-Surgery Guide to 21st-Century Age Defiance, and After COVID.

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Direct download: LRS_543_-_Long_COVID_Rebuilding_Your_Body_with_Dr._Oz_Garcia_2.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

If you regularly sleep less than six hours a night, you are four times more likely to catch  a cold than someone who sleeps longer. But you’re not alone. Around  30 percent of the population suffer from sleep problems of some type, which can affect everything from your mood and hormones, to your immunity and recovery time. This week we meet a psychiatrist and sleep expert who reveals the key to developing better sleep habits.

Listen and learn:

  • How fewer than six hours of sleep increases your likelihood of getting sick
  • How circadian rhythm and the homeostatic sleep drive affect your sleep
  • The effects of alcohol and cannabis on sleep
  • The common misuse of melatonin 

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Aric’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Aric Prather is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California. A licensed clinical psychiatrist and self-proclaimed sleep evangelist, he’s the author of the new book, The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest.

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Direct download: LRS_542_-_Better_Sleep_Better_Health_with_Aric_Prather_1.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:24am CEST

Chronic pain can be debilitating, so we often look for ways to mask or medicate the symptoms. Unfortunately, the medical approach to pain management can sometimes lead to even worse problems. There is now a growing body of research showing the efficacy of mindfulness practices where you literally observe and accept your pain, rather than cover it up. It isn’t a panacea, but the clinical results are significant enough that mindfulness is now increasingly being integrated into hospital approaches. This week's guest is a medical doctor turned mindfulness teacher and trainer. 

Listen and learn:

  • How mindfulness can help you separate yourself from your pain
  • Why we tend to mask and medicate rather than confront pain challenges
  • The importance of natural, non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • How mindfulness can be practiced in a secular way or easily integrated into your existing faith

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Dr. Wolf’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Wolf started her career as a gynecologist in Berlin. She began studying and practicing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She later trained as a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher and a MBSR teacher trainer. She is the author of two books: A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness and Outsmart Your Pain.

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Direct download: LRS_541_-_Mindfulness_for_Pain_Relief_with_Christiane_Wolf_MD_-_Copy.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 9:20pm CEST

What would 2023 look like if it became your healthiest year ever? What would you need to add to your life? What might you consider reducing or removing? And the hardest question of all: which lifestyle obstacles and people could stop this from becoming a reality? On this week’s podcast, personal trainer and fitness coach, Kathleen Trotter, reveals all about how to find your fitness. 

Listen and learn: 

  • Why movement is non-negotiable, but how you move is up to you
  • Why self-love should be unconditional, but self-worth is earned
  • How to figure out which fitness race you’re actually competing in

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Kathleen’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Katthleen Trotter is a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and fitness author. She has a background in exercise science and nutrition. 

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Direct download: LRS_540_-_How_to_Have_Your_Fittest_Year_Ever_with_Kathleen_Trotter.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:41am CEST

Many people take a hardline stance when it comes to health: they either trust mainstream, allopathic medicine and mainstream medical doctors, or they are committed to natural and alternative healing protocols. From my perspective, both extremes are shortsighted. Why not focus on what is the best option for you based on your goals, challenges, and your phase of life? A 24 year old athlete with a torn ACL has a very different set of considerations compared to his 64 year old father. 

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a spinal surgeon who does not operate on over 90 percent of his clients, and instead focuses on the best solutions for the individual. 

Listen and learn:

  • The dangers of surgical hardware manufactures funding research
  • Why spinal surgery has such as bad reputation
  • When to choose chiropractic care and physical therapy
  • Why most back pain will resolve in 6-8 weeks, even severe pain

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Dr. Aslie’s Clinic

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Aslie is a Board Certified, Harvard University Fellow Spine Surgeon. He’s the founder of Sactospine.com in Sacramento California. 

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Direct download: LRS_539_-_Back_Pain_Know_Your_Options_with_Dr._Ardavan_Aslie.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

If you search online to learn about health and fitness, you’ll find hundreds of thousands of articles and videos, making it difficult to know where to start. Meanwhile your social media feed is likely filled with personal trainers looking like Adonises and experimenting with fitness as if they have 49 hours a week and a virtually unlimited budget to play with. Unlike the rest of us, they do! In reality, most people don’t have the time to wade through the (often conflicting) advice online and quietly struggle to maintain their weight and energy on a day-to-day basis. 

On this week’s podcast, we meet personal trainer, golfer, podcaster and health coach, Brian Gryn, whose work is focused on helping people to live their best, healthiest life with universal principles and self discovery. It’s time to separate the signal from the noise.

Listen and learn:

  • The importance of experimenting with your unique body
  • Why lower carb ( < 50 grams daily) can lead to major challenges both nutritionally and psychologically
  • How to use self trackers and hair mineral testing

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Brian Gryn is a personal trainer, author, and podcaster who focuses on eating clean and living your best life.

Learn more at

Brian’s Site

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Direct download: LRS_538_-_How_to_Eat_Clean_with_Brian_Gryn.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Arthritis in the knees, hips, or wrists is extremely common, particularly in the second half of life. If you’re feeling pain and inflammation in your joints, the natural impulse is to reduce your movement and limit your activities, but movement is medicine. The fluid between your joints wants and needs movement to nourish, heal, and lubricate your connective tissues. But how much movement is helpful? And how often? There are no easy answers to these questions, but yoga for arthritis teacher and best-selling author, Ann Swanson, joins us to share her personal and professional findings. 

Listen to learn: 

  • The importance of strength as we age
  • How to modify for your body and your pain  
  • How hyaline (articular) cartilage health is crucial and how degradation of this tissue can lead to pain and restricted movement
  • How the synovial fluid around your joints responds to movement and compression

Links

Ann’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ann Swanson is a certified yoga therapist and author of the best-selling book, Science of Yoga. She specializes in helping people manage stress, pain and arthritis. 

Direct download: LRS_537_-_Yoga_for_Arthritis_with_Ann_Swanson.mp3
Category:Health -- 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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Direct download: LRS_535_-_Menopause_Bootcamp_with_Suzanne_Gilberg-Lenz_MD.mp3
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 

Links

Dr. Rossi’s Site

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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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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

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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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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. 

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  • 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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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. 

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  • 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

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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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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

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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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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


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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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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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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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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

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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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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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