DrewTaddia

I started this whole, wild ride because I was just searching for ways to improve and protect my family’s health (something I’m sure everyone can relate to). Before I knew it I was elbow deep, sifting through media fear mongering, false advertising, fad diets, and a nauseating amount of just plain stupid advice.

What I needed more than anything was someone to shoot it to me straight, someone to actually help!

And so instead of looking for her, I become her.

I couldn’t have known then how much of a health nerd I would turn into, how amazing I would find the design of the human body for optimal health, or how obsessed I would become in helping others build lifestyles (and legacies) that make them truly happy and healthy.

So that’s me!

You can expect me to be consistent in sharing useful and simple information. You can count on my excitement and dedication in motivating you in exactly the ways you need. You can trust that I am results oriented, and strategic towards giving you a life of freedom (and fun!). When I’m not totally geeking out on gut health topics, you can find me camping in the Rocky Mountains with my husband of 21 years and our two fantastic kids.

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Carol Burke has lived in Olds since she was married 49 years ago. A proud mother of 2 children and is lucky to have 4 grandchildren. She absolutely loves to exercise and decided to do her first run at the age of 50 years old and ever since then, she has been hooked.

This summer, she will be turning 69 years young and she doesn’t expect to slow down anytime soon. She began with 5km, then moved to 10km and on to ½ marathons before completing a full marathon 2 years ago!

Along with running, Carol enjoys taking part in many fitness classes and also enjoys backpacking. Part of staying active, she also enjoys eating healthy but does treat herself with a little sugar here and there!

As Carol would say, ‘Do It, or Lose It!’

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In this episode of Exploring Mind and Body Host, Drew Taddia talks about Creating Your Beach Life.
 
It’s not necessarily about where you are, it’s more so about what you want. It’s about deciding what you want out of life, creating the life of your dreams and living it everyday.
 
Drew talks about not having to ‘vacation’ from you life a week out of the year. It’s about living your life to the fullest, it’s about following your dreams and making them happen.
 
Join him on this show as he talks about Creating Your beach life regardless of whether it’s on an island or in your own back yard! 
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My favourite part of my job is that it feels like I treat friends all day long. I love to hear about your families, workout routines, new challenges you are facing at work, trips you are planning, and activities you are participating in. I enjoy treating patients of all ages, and hearing the giggles of children after getting adjusted, working with a pregnant mom and then meeting her new baby, and listening to the stories of my “snow birds” who have returned from a winter of golfing down South.
 
Knowing how important chiropractic care is to my health, I continue to be adjusted every week, so I can continue to play competitive water polo, keep up with my very active dog (Wattson, an Airedale), golf, learn how to play hockey, take time out to relax and enjoy my husband’s company, and function at my best.
 
When I’m not at the office or the pool, I volunteer with Rotary International, working directly with international youth exchange students, helping them learn our Canadian culture, and appreciate all that Canada has to offer. For those patients who speak French, I am also bilingual, and would really appreciate being able to practice my French, so please challenge me to do so!
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Jennifer Iserloh started out as a classically trained chef and graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education working in the homes of exclusive clientele such as Annie Leibovitz, Susan Sontag, and Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld.  To maintain balance during her hectic career, she became a certified yoga teacher, a certified reiki practitioner, and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is the best-selling author of 50 Shades of Kale and The Healing Slow Cooker, among 22 other books.  In addition, Jennifer regularly appears on Fox News, The Today Show and other CBS and NBC network programs discussing nutrition, healthy eating, superfoods and related issues.

Searching for a spiritual practice where she could incorporate her knowledge of healing foods and specifically cooking technique, she was led to investigate the wonders of ancient alchemy.  Through alchemy, and her studies with the Alchemy Guild, she shares her knowledge on how to combine spiritual practice with activities in the kitchen and beyond.

Apart from her books, television appearances and writings, Jennifer continues to empower people to take a greater role in their holistic health and enjoy life more.

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Dr. Gus Vickery is a committed family physician with extensive experience working in the medical field. He specializes in helping people with a wide array of chronic health conditions to take the actions necessary to reverse these conditions and feel their best. 
 
By providing comprehensive health assessments based on extensive biometric data and intensive personal engagement, Gus helps his patients create a detailed lifestyle and medicinal health optimization plan built around their unique needs.
 
Gus is passionate about healing people, not just treating their symptoms, and he’s radically changing the way we view health. His mission today is educating people to transform old habits into new patterns for living by mastering stress, increasing movement, practicing meditation, improving willpower, maximizing
sleep, and enjoying nutrition.
 
In his book Authentic Health, Gus dives into each of these themes, inspiring us all to dig a little deeper and reclaim the good health that’s within each of us.
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Dr. Ann-Marie Barter is on the cutting edge of holistic healthcare.  As a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner, she helps people get out of pain and reach their maximum potential through her unique approach she has developed after studying under some of the finest minds in her field.

Dr. Barter has always had a mind for high level problem solving. In her early 20's she was introduced to chiropractic, whereas she had been very skeptical until it changed her life. The treatment was like magic - she felt new and light, like a better version of herself.

She immersed herself in school, learning not only the art and science of chiropractic modalities, but also functional blood chemistry analysis, nutrition, applied kinesiology and natural remedies. She now specializes in difficult functional medicine cases, helping people with issues concerning their thyroid, blood sugar, gut health and hormone dysfunction as well as other metabolic conditions.

Dr. Barter went to Chiropractic school at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, but when she found out her mother was diagnosed with late stage cancer they moved to Colorado to fulfill her mother’s dream and she opened her first practice.  These days Dr. Barter can be found dancing, skiing, running, practicing yoga, biking, hiking, practicing barre or walking her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Ritz.

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Join Drew Taddia on this Edition of Exploring Mind and Body as he talks about his top 5 Tips to Naturally Increase Energy. 
 
He goes through his favourite tips and explain why each will naturally increase your energy levels throughout the day. 
 
Exercise, Green Smoothie, Whole Food, Green Tea and Fresh Air are all on the top of the list.
 
Tune in to see why!
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Originally from a small town, I grew up on a ranch in the Foothills of Southern Alberta. I graduated from the University of Calgary in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Communications & Culture. I pursued a career within the marketing and advertising sector of the corporate world for 7 years before reverting back to my true passion of alternative and holistic health.

I quit my job and went back to school, graduating from the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Calgary with 2200 hours from their Western & Eastern (WE) Integrated Massage program.

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After being drafted 7th overall by the WHL Red Deer Rebels in 1999, Doug left home to pursue his dream of playing in the NHL. After winning the Memorial Cup in 2001 Doug was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
 
After turning pro Doug embarked on an 11 year professional career where he played in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SEL (Swedish Elite League) and EBEL (Austrian Elite League). During his professional career Doug was fortunate to win another 4 championships including the ECHL Kelly Cup with the Alaska Aces in 2006, and 3 Austrian Championships.
 
After his professional career came to an end, Doug founded DL Hockey. DL Hockey currently runs skills and skating camps in the Portland OR area and has taught over 500 players in the last 12 months.
 
In 2016 Doug founded his second hockey company - DL Hockey Consulting Limited - with primary focus on growing and developing hockey in the emerging markets of SE Asia. Currently DL Hockey Consulting, in partnership with Sportgo, is developing the first ever digital training app for kids in Asia who want to learn about team sports. DLH also works with the NHL in growing hockey and teaching and training local Chinese coaches.
 
In 2017 Doug founded Zenkai Sports LLC with ground breaking technology that will change the base layer and training industry by focusing on the importance of sweat and why it should be left on the skin.
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Catharine has a thirty year career as an international Attache for the Canadian and British Governments, publisher of an international magazine and Founder of three startups. But in 2009 when her younger sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised by her oncologist to change her diet to an alkaline one because it would help her heal, Catharine put her career on hold to help her sister.
 
In the process, she discovered algae, the most alkaline, nutrient-dense plant in the world that no one seemed to know about. Catharine knew algae would be a game changer for the world if she could just help Americans understand it. And ENERGYbits was born.
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Drew and Dorothy have been working together on their True Form business for eight years. They enjoy teaching health and fitness to others and believe in whole body balance. For them it’s about mind, body and spirit. 
 
Drew and Dorothy believe food is the answer to living a vibrant life. They both live by the motto : food heals, food prevents, food cures. It’s a great time to address the topic of detox since the holidays just passed and we likely consumed things that should leave our bodies. 
 
In this show, Drew and Dorothy talk about how to rid your body of toxins by eating whole foods. 
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Born and raised in Calgary, I grew up participating in a lot of sports such as  ballet, horseback riding, wrestling, rugby, and swimming.  I have always enjoyed helping people which led me into the wonderful world of massage therapy.

My journey in the massage world started with a 3000 hour massage program. I enjoy assisting people in learning more about their body and how they can live a healthy, fun life while preventing pain and injury.


I enjoy doing therapeutic treatments on injuries and whiplash cases using traditional techniques as well as cupping and RAPID techniques.

RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, is a new soft tissue, movement based, therapeutic technique that addresses the central nervous systems role in alleviating tension and restrictions within muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Outside of massage I enjoy spending time being active and working with my dog and 3 horses.
You can have results or excuses, not both -Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Kam Knight, author of several bestselling books on learning, memory, and productivity. Kam is an expert on about how to dramatically improve your brain’s functioning by using several key processes. He covers a number of techniques for mental optimization but focuses mostly on a profound concept called mind mapping.

Kam covers everything there is to know about mind mapping and walks us through how to incorporate mind maps into our everyday lives for radically enhancing our cognitive prowess. To truly improve your memory, concentration, communication, and productivity you will want to check out Kam’s work.

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Cori’s love of adventure, learning and laughter is the theme for her life. A seeker of truth, her passion to live a vibrant, healthy life was ignited during her first pregnancy. She studied voraciously and took action to bring a healthy child into the world. Years of farming, gardening and raising three healthy children close to nature, brought out a deep love for the earth.

Always seeking a better way, Cori found the most powerful tools available for personal growth and transformation. Her studies of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Reiki, Energy healing and other Mind/Body techniques expanded into private work with clients and workshops with groups.

She was captivated by the ancient wisdom of indigenous people around the world and especially studying those in Hawaii, North and South America. This ongoing 25-year journey has
been a deep dive into shamanic practices. Thirteen years ago, she built a Spirit Drum who has become her traveling companion for the songs and chants when hosting sacred healing fires
and drumming circles.

Her first book, “Vision Quest, A Spiritual Awakening,” was inspired by this indigenous practice of going into solitude, hers being 48 hours alone on a mountain. This journey in silence and trust with water but
no tent or food opened a connection and love for all life.

Cori’s latest book, “Choosing a Vibrant Life,” is filled with simple and inspiring ideas to create the life and health we really want by reclaiming our power of choice. Her work helps us claim our immense power to create a peaceful world where all can thrive.

Beautiful British Columbia, Canada is her home in summer and she finds adventure wherever the warm wind blows her at other times of the year, where she offers ceremonies and workshops internationally.

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