The Lucas Rockwood Show

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

1930s: chemotherapy pioneered for use in treating cancer

1950s: chemotherapy protocols formalized and show efficacy

1960s: surgery and radiation used for solid tumors

1988: antibody treatments approved for use in some cancers

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

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

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Chris’ Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Beans

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

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

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

Listen & learn: 

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

Links:

Dr. Brenner’s Site

COVID / Relationship Research

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Bowel movement

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

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

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

Learn:

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

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Trista’s website

ABOUT US

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Porridge

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

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

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Doug’s Website 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Spirulina overuse

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

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

You’ll Learn

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

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Bloated Book

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


Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Green Veggies

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

Links:

Christine’s site
Christine’s Book on Amazon

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Food Preservation

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

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

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Amy’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week

  • Nitric Oxide

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

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

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

Listen & learn: 

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

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

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

Resources & Links:

Jimmy’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Carbohydrates

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

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

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

Listen & Learn

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


Resources & Links:

Julie’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST 

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Collagen

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

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

Resources & Links:

Titus Chiu’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Why No Food Before Yoga

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

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

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Omega 3’s from Beef

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

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

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

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

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

Listen and learn: 

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

Resources and links:

Jody Stanislaw’s website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Protein in the morning

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

The Gut Immune Connection
with Emeran Mayer

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

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Resources and Links:

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Seaweed

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

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

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

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

Listen & learn:

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

Links & Resources

Dr. Anegawa’s website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • GMO Corn

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

Porn Addiction Pandemic 

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

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

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

Listen and learn: 

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

Links & Resources

Joshua Shea’s site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • MK4 VS. MK7 K2

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

How to Recover from Exercise
with Dr. Andy Galpin

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

Then you get injured.

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

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

Listen & learn:

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

Links & Resources
Andy’s Website

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • How Much Salt

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

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

Listen & learn:

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

Links & Resources:

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Melatonin

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

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

Resources & Links:
Dr. Amy Silver’s Website

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

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Raw Eggs

Got Questions?

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

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

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

Links & Resources:
Dr. Shapiro’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • What time to Exercise

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

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

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

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


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

Listen & Learn:  

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

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Pesticides

Got Questions?

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

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

Listen and learn:

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

Links & Resources:

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Fermented Foods

Got Questions?

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

Exploring the Hathapradipika
Dr. Jim Mallinson

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

Listen and learn: 

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

Links & Resources:

Jim’s Online Course
Roots of Yoga Book

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

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Robert’s Books & Site

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

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:00am CET

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

Listen & Learn

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

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Stella’s Website

Sleep & Metabolic Problems (research)

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

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  • Eating Local

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:00am CET

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

Listen & Learn: 

  • Why everyone needs to train strength

  • Start small, start slow, start now

  • 4x per week, 20 minutes per session

  • Passive therapy vs. self care

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Upright Health 

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

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Category:Health -- posted at: 4:37pm CET

Does Yoga Work for Weight Loss?
with Lucas Rockwood

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

Links & Resources

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

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

Self-Care for Pain & Injuries 

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

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

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

Listen & Learn 

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

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

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:23am CET

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

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

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

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Carolyn’s website

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

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Category:Health -- posted at: 1:04pm CET

The Power of Dreams
with Charlie Morley

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

But does it matter? Are they important?

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

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CharlieMorley.com

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

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:33am CET

What Comes Next? Q&As Galore

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am CET

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

But what if pain were a protective mechanism?

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

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

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Aaron’s Website

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

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Category:Health -- posted at: 3:33pm CET

Making Sense of Food

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

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

Listen in Learn: 

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

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Robb’s website

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm CET

Tendencies, Habits & Change
with Gretchen Rubin

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

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

  
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Gretchen Rubin’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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


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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:32am CET

Hope is a Verb
with Amy Downs

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

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

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Amy’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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Category:Health -- posted at: 4:20pm CET

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Michael Rintala, D.C

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

So who is right? They all are.

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

Listen & Learn

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

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Dr. Rintala’s Site

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

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  • Vitamin A - Which Brand?

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:24am CET

Healing Trauma, Sexuality & Boundaries

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

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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  • Veganism

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Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm CET

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

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

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Doug’s website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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  • Green Tea Weight Loss

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Category:Health -- posted at: 12:30pm CET

Surviving the Mental Health Pandemic
with Guy Winch

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

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Guy’s Website 

Our Guest

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

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:48am CET

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

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

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  • Salad vs Soup

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:09am CET

Breakup Bootcamp 

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

Listen & Learn

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

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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  • Food Before Bed

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

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

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

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

Listen & Learn

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

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

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  • Continuous Blood Glucose Monitor

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm CET

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

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

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

Listen & Learn:  

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

  • What is clinically proven and what is just hype

  • How to choose your dermatologist carefully

  • Sun damage dangers  

  • The importance of food and lifestyle for skincare 

Links & Resources:

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

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Body Composition

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Category:Health -- posted at: 1:43pm CET

Turn Adversity into Advantage

with Doug Bopst

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

Links & Resources:

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Game Changers Film

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

Psychological Flexibility

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

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Are Eggs Ok

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Category:Health -- posted at: 3:14pm CET

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

Listen & Learn: 

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

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

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

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Allergic Mystery

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:32am CET

Get to Know Your Testosterone
by Dr. Tracy Gapin

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

So where has all the testosterone gone?

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

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

Listen & Learn: 

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


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

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