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Pre workout nutrition comes up quite a bit, truthfully I stay away from this question because it can become quite complicated. Depending on your goals, your sport time of day you're working out, how long your workout, etc all play a vital role in what type of nutrition you should be consuming before a workout.

In this show I go over the very basics of what you should be having nutrition wise before a meal. Understand that this could vary depending on where you're at with your fitness routine but make no mistake about it, nutrition before a workout is very important when considering optimal health and getting the most out of a workout.

Show Notes:

  • why I don't believe in carb loading (for pretty much any sport, activity or workout)
  • the importance of consuming balanced meals
  • how fats are slow burning and fuel your works
  • complex carbohydrates are also slow burning and should be consumed before a workout
  • look for light and easy meals to digest before a workout. An example of this would be: a quinoa salad, with avocado, and chick peas (or chicken breast)
  • snack meals before a workout would include - avocado and salsa, peanut butter and banana
  • stay away from low quality protein supplements before a workout
  • I highly recommend Complete Truth Protein supplement before a workout

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Louise Landry is nothing short of inspirations as we talk about how she will accept no limitations. At age 56, a stroke survivor and more active than people half her age, Louise continues to push her limits and inspire those around her.

Louise has been a part of Monthly Membership since is started over a year ago (at the time of this post/recording) and has been with us for whole food detoxes before hand. Along with workouts throughout the week, weekly yoga and NIA classes Louise stays active all the time.

As a stroke survivor and limitations in eye sight and her left arm Louise doesn't let anything hold her back, in fact you might say she does more than the average person regardless of what limitation might be put in front of her.

Dorothy and I traveled to Lethbridge to run with Louise for her first 5K after training for only 4 months. She'll tell you herself she doesn't love running, but I think the challenge is what keeps her going. She actually signed up for another 5k that she hopes to run in the winter to raise money for the food bank.

In this interview I asked Louise if she had any advice for someone that might say they are too old to set a new goal or go after something that might interest them. She said, 'give it a shot, there's always a way around any limitation you may seem to have. Take it slow, schedule your workouts in and work progressively toward your goals'.

Truly an inspiration. Thank you for all that you do Louise, we couldn't be happier we found you.

 

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Dorothy and I couldn't be more excited to share with you news about our new Morning Show!

What we've decided to do is put together a morning show for our Monthly Members that will be open to the public.

We've also decided to open up bonus podcasts with special guests for a NEW membership group in case you want more than our usual weekly radio show and weekly podcast.

We're going to package our morning show and bonus podcasts into a membership for those who are interested in hearing and seeing more of what we do.

The morning show will consist of Dorothy and I sharing a topic of the week and a product of the week, along with details for our monthly members.

And the bonus podcasts will be of special guests sharing exclusive content for another private group.

Stay tuned, for more details, it's all coming soon!

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Dana took a massage therapy two year program (2200 hrs) at Mount Royal College, located in Calgary AB, and has been doing massage therapy full time for Seven years now. Dana has been actively involved with massage therapy in the Mountain view area for the last 6 years and now is expanding her clientele and is known for her Therapeutic Treatments with her clients.

She continually attends courses to keep updated and has gone to Thailand for authentic courses with Reflexology and Thai Massage and Lymph node drainage. and as well always learning new techniques and modalities. Additional treatments are:Hot Stone; Raindrop/Aromatherapy; Light Therapy Technician; Relaxation and Therapeutic massage.

Show Notes:

  • deep tissue massage
  • foot reflexology
  • theraputic message
  • decrease pain
  • increase range of motion
  • frozen shoulder
  • tennis elbow
  • headaches
  • essential oil
  • stretching your comfort zone

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am MST

There are so many benefits to working out at home instead of the gym. I hear complains about traffic to and from the gym, lack of time to workout, the extra costs of gym fees and more. So I thought, why not write down some tips on why workout at home instead of the gym.

5 Reasons to Workout at Home

More efficient workouts 

Gyms were meant for body builders, from squat racks to isolation machines. If you're not a body builder and you aren't injured, you can get a whole lot more out of your workout by doing more functional movements that are efficient and will get you the results you're looking for.

Save Time 

There is driving time, there is traffic, there is even waiting in line to check in. Avoid all that by working out at home.

Save Money 

Gyms fees, money for gas, possibly parking fees. Course there are hidden fees, even cancellation fees. New shoes, gym clothes and more. It seems like there is always a reason to spend more money when you are working out at a gym. Workout at home and by pass all those extra fees.

Waiting for Equipment

This goes along with saving time. It seems like especially when you're in a rush there is always someone on the machine you want. There's a good chance no one is working out in the same area you are when you're at home.

Avoid the Creepy Guy

We all know what it's like to be watched by the creepy guy. He's likely asked you for your phone number or is thinking about it as he engages in awkward conversation while you're trying to get your workout in.

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Malcolm Saunders mission is to deeply connect people to their food. He has worked in the field of food and nutrition for 20 years and is the owner & creative visionary of The Light Cellar. Malcolm is a public speaker and intuitive chef who specializes in sharing the alchemy of superfoods and superherbs. Through his videos, workshops and seminars he has helped thousands of individuals recreate their relationship to food. He has an expertise and passion for creating and teaching others how to make energizing and healing foods, including chocolate, elixirs and ferments.

Malcolm’s desire is to inspire others to live and eat from a space that honours the sacredness of all Life, illuminating the power of influence our food choices have on ourselves, other beings, and the planet we live on. Malcolm has created events and shared the stage with world-renown speakers including David Wolfe, Daniel Vitalis, Sandor Katz, Nadine Artemis, Dr. Terry Willard and more.

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There are so many nutrition myths out there, so much misconception, so many 'perceived truths', which I why I decided to put down my top 5 nutrition myths. There is information coming from every angle, but is it valid, is because 'we've always done it that way', or maybe there's even truth to it. Regardless, let's stir the pot a bit and give you something different to consider.

Top 5 Nutrition Myths

#1. Gatorade 

'For hydration and electrolytes' FALSE! - Gatorade has toxics, colouring, sugar and more. Any product that has ingredients you can't read, pronounce or spell, I highly recommend staying away from.

#2. Dairy Milk 

'Milk does a body body good', for many this is false as well. Now I'm not saying everyone should stay away from cow's milk or dairy products but if you have digestion issues, if your child has sleep issues or if you get nasally after your morning bowl of cereal or glass of milk with dinner you should consider trying a different type of milk.

Course whatever issue you may have doesn't always have to do with milk or dairy. We should consider everything we put in our body and learn and understand if it's harmful or nutritional. Milk is at the very least worth considering given it's in the top 3 allergens in most lists.

#3. Meat Protein 

'You need meat protein to gain muscle' FALSE - today we have more vegan athletes than ever which include bodybuilders, long distance athletes and more. You don't need meat protein in every meal and you certainly don't need protein from meat to gain muscle.

#4. Counting Calories 

Counting calories could very well be the least positive thing you do for your health. Every calorie is not created equally. More times than not, counting calories does more damage than good thinking we're doing a good thing for our body for example when we consume '100 calories' or proceed food for example thinking it's healthy because it only has 100 calories.

#5. Supplements 

This one may be hard to believe but in most cases supplements do more damage than good. No question low quality, cheap and discounted supplements are detrimental to our health, increase toxins and are simply harmful.

Look for good quality supplements or stick with food and get your nutritions from whole foods.

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On this show I'm joined by Adam and Shoshana Chaim from the Plant Trainers podcast who actually interview me on this edition of Exploring Mind and Body

Drew's passion for baseball led him to research about nutrition and workouts to help him stay on the field longer and move up the ranks from College to the professional level. He started experimenting with his own body and tested which food made him quicker, stronger and what foods would even help him heal quicker.

He eventually discovered that plant-based nutrition can make a big difference in his performance as an athlete. He became stronger, healthier and even slept better. He started to have more mental clarity than ever. The secret, all the while, was the food that he was putting into his body.  This eventually led him to design "Complete Truth Protein", which is a whole food supplement.

Now, he is now a full time health and wellness advocate hosts his nationally syndicated radio talk show is author of "Detoxify Yourself"and has a new passion of helping other live healthy lives.

 

Show Notes:

- grew up in Canada

- goal as an athlete to be a college athlete

- went down to california played college ball

- started to experiment with own body.

- researched about nutrition, workouts to stay on the field longer.

- started doing fulltime

- plant-based nutrition

- common misconceptions on becoming an athlete

- toxic food can cause stress

- genetically modified food

- alcohol, tobacco, soy, coke, redbull

- greens can energize you in the morning

- fruits and vegetables

- non-gmo foods (fruits and vegetables)

- foods you can afford - locale farmers

- access to organic food

- drew tadia's green smoothie ingredient

- stayed away from dairy

- injuries roots from stress on our body

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It's been awhile since I decided to get rid of cell phone, and it's been awhile since I talked about it. 9 months later I still haven't hooked up my phone so I thought I would share some of my 'no cell phone challenges'.

No it's not always easy but it's still the best decision I made both in my business and personal life. I'm not constantly interrupted when I'm working on a project, I'm not continually looking at my phone when I'm out with friends and family and I'm not thinking about who's said what on social media when I'm not directly on social media.

I do continue to have a few challenges which include:

  • People are actually insulted when they ask me for my number and I tell them I don't have one. They don't think I'm telling the truth. This is always awkward because the only number I can give them is my toll free number (888-572-5552) which you can only leave a message for.
  • Verification is a frustrating challenge. Most online services from social media to to banks, when they want to verify it's your account want to send a message to your phone.
  • Business meetings are another challenge. People want to know what number than can reach me. I can avoid this by offering my email address but some insist on calling.
  • This real frustration is really on the other side that I can understand. Family and friends find it frustration when they can't call or text me. Even though there is social media, Skype, FaceTime, email and more. But again I can understand this challenge.

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A three-kilometre fun run with his sons in 1981 was the catalyst for the then-out-of-shape, overweight John Stanton to realize he had to change his lifestyle. A food industry executive who smoked two packs of cigarettes a day, he began running secretly before dawn because he felt self-conscious about having his neighbours see "this chubby little guy" who could only run from lamp post to lamp post before having to take a walk break.

John went on to run over 60 marathons, hundreds of road races and numerous triathlons, including the Hawaiian World Championship Ironman competition. His pre-dawn runs would ultimately become John Stanton's 10:1 run/walk combination that has helped close to a million people do everything from learn to run to complete marathons, upright and smiling.

Show Notes:

  • part of Edmonton road runners
  • running with respect
  • no age limits to running
  • building a community 
  • benefits of running
  • nutrition and running - rewards vs fuelling your body
  • making time vs 'I don't have time'
  • methods and procedure in place
  • surround yourself with bright people
  • stay challenged

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