DrewTaddia (general)
There is a clear connection between sleep and sugar, unfortunately most people don’t see this connection or don’t realize that sugar is preventing them from getting a restful night sleep.
 
If you look at it as sugar being a stimulant then it might help you understand why have sugar throughout the day and especially at night will keep you up or prevent you from getting into that deep REM sleep.
 
It’s important to pay attention to our daily habits, for example if you’re regularly having sugary drinks and snacks right before bed while you’re watching your favourite netflix series or a movie. 
 
Changing your habits to healthier ones will certainly make a difference. 
Direct download: Sleep_and_Sugar_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

There really is an Art to Reciprocation. Some may feel like it's common sense, but it's really not. Most people don't reciprocate for many reasons.

Maybe they don't know how, maybe they don't know they aren't. Maybe they don't know they're in a one way relationship and can't figure out why they have issues developing life long friends or why they struggle with co-workers or business relationships.

Reciprocation comes in many forms and it shows up in every day life no matter where you look. My point is, we need to reciprocate. We need to stop only thinking of ourselves and consider how someone else is doing, what they day is like and how we can help improve their day as well as ours. 

Friends, family, intimate relationships, business connections...whatever you're looking to improve when it comes to a relationship, consider reciprocation at the root cause.

We are either reciprocating or we aren't.

Direct download: Reciprocation_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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Dr. Stephanie Gray, DNP, MS, ARNP, ANP-C, GNP-C, ABAAHP, FAARFM, has been working as a nurse practitioner since 2009. She completed her doctorate focusing on estrogen metabolism from the University of Iowa in 2011. Additionally, she has a Masters in Metabolic Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida’s Medical School.

Stephanie’s expertise within integrative, anti-aging, and functional medicine makes her one of the midwest’s most credentialed female healthcare providers combining many certifications and trainings. She was the first nurse practitioner in the state of Iowa certified through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP). She became the first BioTe certified provider in Iowa to administer hormone pellets also in 2013.

Direct download: Dr._Stephanie_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

The fact of the matter is, Most weight gain happens throughout the summer. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. There is summer BBQ’s and vacations, there is camping, friends over, drinks outside and more.
 
This doesn’t happen for a week or two, it doesn’t even happen for a month or two. In most cases summer is around 4 months. Think about 4 months of not being in a regular routine, not making the best choices for your health. 
 
Then if course we have appetizers, marsh-mellows, hotdogs and hamburgers, and what are we left with? Feeling terrible with ourselves and most of use experience weight gain by the end of the summer. 
 
We can do something about it though, so tune in to learn all about how to beat summer weight gain! 
Direct download: Summer_WG_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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The Benefits of Being Consistent are endless really. We could think about just about anything and connect being consistent with results. If  you want to do well with exercise and nutrition, consistency is a must.
 
If you want to do well in business you can’t exactly work once in awhile, or generate sales every couple weeks to be successful.
 
When you look at meal planning or nutrition 98% of people that fall off their nutrition track, do so because they weren’t consistent with meal planning their week in advance.
 
If you’re not dropping those inches or feeling better about yourself through exercise, there’s a very good chance it has everything to do with how consistent you are at getting your workouts in.
 
Tune into this show to learn more about the Benefits of Being Consistent! 
Direct download: Consistency_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

I'm 46 years old, single father of 4 kids, from Kamloops BC. I moved to Calgary in 1999 for a job promotion and have been here in southern Alberta ever since. 
 
I have been always active as a person being involved with sports like hockey, cycling, soccer, etc.. and enjoy the outdoors when I have time off from my job. 
 
When I went through my divorce 3 years ago now, I looked at myself in the mirror and didn't like what I saw. With raising kids and being what I thought was a good marriage, I honestly let myself go a bit. So what better time than to get myself back into fitness. 
 
It's been 19 months now straight going to the gym and not a drop of alcohol which was an accomplishment of it's own since I used to drink a case of beer every weekend I was home.
Direct download: Darcy_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

Join Drew Taddia on this episode of Exploring Mind and Body as he talks about the health Benefits of Magnesium. Did you know that 80% of the population is deficient in Magnesium? This contributes to a long list of health concerns from constipation to restless legs. 
 
Many people also have issues with getting a restful night sleep. Well, magnesium can help with that too! And how about recovery after a long run or a difficult workout?
 
Tune into this episode as Drew explains how to choose a good quality supplement and what to avoid, because in many cases the lower quality magnesium supplements do more damage than good. 
Direct download: Magnesium_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm MDT

The truth is Fads, Fasts and Cleanses and don’t work. If they did everyone would join a fad and it would work and we’d all be happy and healthy and be at our ideal weight. The problem is, we love the idea of a quick fix.
 
Try something like a weekend fast to drop a few inches can do more damage than good. If it works that first time we’re in even more trouble because then all we’ll do is a weekend fast instead of pay attention to what we’re putting in our body all the time. 
 
There are benefits to some fasts if you’re doing it for the right reasons. It’s important to figure out what you want out of a fast, what you’re doing it and question what the best way to achieve your goal is. 
 
Tune it to find out real results that are sustainable and lasting, which is much different than a quick fad, fast or cleanse. 
Direct download: FFC_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

In this interview Drew and Dorothy talk about the Respiratory System! A lot of things are going on throughout the year, especially in the summer if you’re around any forest fires, even if you’re not the smoke travels far. Then of course there is allergy season as well.


Many people deal with breathing issues in some way, which more directly is the respiratory system. This is why this is a great show to learn about how you can improve the air quality in your home and how you can open up your lungs so you can breath more deeply.

Direct download: RE_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

 -Grew up like most Alberta kids playing hockey. 
  - started playing lacrosse at 12 years old
  - quit hockey at 15/16 years old
  - played lacrosse in red deer until I was 20 years old. At 21 I went to play Jr. A for the St. Albert Miners (Jr. A not offered in red deer)
  - drafted by Sr. B St. Albert Miners after junior, age 22. 
  - bronze medal at Sr. B national championship 2014 
  - tryout with the Calgary Roughnecks - released 
  - moved to Coquitlam to play Sr. A lacrosse in summer of 2015 - winner of seventh man award (Sr. A only offered in BC and Ontario) 
  - approached by Colorado defense coach
  - First year in NLL winter 2015
  - summer 2016 first national championship with Sr. B St. Albert Miners
  - 2016 fan choice award winner Colorado 
  - summer 2017 traded from Coquitlam to Burnaby Sr. A - won Western Lacrosse Association provincial title 
  - winter 2017 played every game in Colorado
  - summer 2018 won second National Championship with St. Albert Miners 
  - signed three year contract extension with Colorado 
Direct download: Josh_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT