Sun, 26 December 2021
In most cases we set goals without having a real plan only because we think we're supposed to. It's the New Year and we heard we're supposed to set goals, so we don't but don't exactly know how.
Sun, 19 December 2021
You know what the thing is, there's always a reason it's a holiday, or a birthday or a long weekend. Holidays never really end with September and the start of a new school year, then there's Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year celebrations....
It never ends, which means this show's information is relevant at any time of year. We have focused on Christmas here but we can learn something here for any time of year.
Learn how you can stay on track, get on track or dust yourself off and get back in the game if all went for not!
Mon, 13 December 2021
As more and more people talk about buying early Christmas presents. I hope you consider local.
We have friends, neighbors, family members and people in our own communities doing everything they can to feed their families and put food on the table.
I hope you consider them before buying at the cheapest item you can find at the closest box store. Knowing full well those products are produced in a land far away made by people you’ll never meet, filing they pockets of people that will never know your name.
Consider all the time and effort it takes to run a business and make sure customers are happy.
Consider that the price may be a little more but you’re supporting customer service, you’re supporting better quality, a stronger local economy, you’re putting a smile on someone’s face whom you share schools with and grocery stores.
How amazing would it be if everyone committed to supporting local this year. What if every single one of us bought every single gift within their own community.
Even though we ship and many of our orders come from places further away, we’d fully support that.
And I think every other small and local business would feel the same way.
It does make a difference, your vote matters to each and every one of us that do our best to bring you quality products and services every single day. And we thank you for that.
10+ years in the game of life and business and Dorothy and I still celebrate, we still get excited and it still brings joy and happiness to our lives each time a new order comes in 💙🙏💙
Sun, 5 December 2021
R is an entrepreneur, technologist & author. He is the CEO of Shield Your Body, which creates products that make it easy and affordable for people to reduce their exposure to wireless radiation from devices like cell phones and laptops.
And, along with his father, Dr. Martin Blank, he co-authored ‘Overpowered’-- widely regarded as one of the best books written on the science of the health effects of EMF radiation. He is also the host of The Healthier Tech Podcast.
This follows a 20-year career in software development for bluechip firms including Apple, NBC, Disney, Microsoft, the NFL, IKEA and Mattel. R also co-founded Wildform where he co-created the first video encoder for Flash (sold to Google).
He has served on the affiliate faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program, and previously on the faculty of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.
Additionally, R has authored numerous articles, videos, courses and books in technology and software development. R has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from UCLA Anderson School of Management and an undergraduate degree from Columbia University.
Tue, 30 November 2021
This is a tough one to write about. When you run a public business sometimes it's hard to figure out what to keep personal and what to share with the world.
I've always felt it's important to lead by example.
Given that we teach health and wellness I feel like my health and wellness should always be optimal. I've had people say, 'what do you mean you can't do that, you're the fittest person I know?' Which makes me feel like people expect perfection but that could only be my perspective.
Over 2 years ago I was in a MVA, hit from behind (and the side) not going very fast at all. Since then my back has been giving me issues. I was going to physio and chiro and was at a point only 6 months ago where the pain and discomfort was almost completely gone.
This April, shortly after I came back from LA, I got a pinched nerve in my lower back which literally had me on my back for 3 or 4 days. I could hardly stand up let alone walk.
Some of you may remember when thankfully Dorothy filled in for live workouts on her own for 2 weeks at the end of April / beginning of May.
Since then it's been a continued struggle. The pain from my back shoots down my leg into my calf and runs to the top of my foot and finally makes my toes numb much of the day.
I feel like I've tried just about everything. Chiro, massage, acupuncture, cupping, rolling, stretching, thera gun, etc. Egoscue and even Eldoa exercises - along with focusing on anti-inflammatory foods (which is a usual thing but we've been putting more effort into this knowing food helps heal). I also ice multiple times a night before bed which helps me not wake up in the middle of the night with throbbing leg pain.
I'm not saying these don't help, they do. Very much. The odd day when I lose all ambition to do anything for my pain it's so much worse. But I would hope after doing these consistently the pain would be gone completely, not just a little bit.
Some days are harder than others. Some days mini depression rears its ugly head and I feel like I'll never get better. These are the worst days when I feel like my mental strength (which I'm usually very proud of) completely breaks down.
Some days I'm irritable and likely hard to be around. My greatest fear is that the people I love, those closest to me (like Dorothy) won't be treated the way they should when I'm in my most pain and discomfort and lash out for no reason. And I don't think it's a proper excuse to treat people badly when you're in pain or aren't feeling well.
Simple tasks like writing an email, answering a question or having a brief conversation is at times a challenge. It's like someone poking me with a needle, when my entire calf aches when I'm trying to focus on something else like a regular conversation. Or someone tapping you on your shoulder when you're trying to focus.
I should have mentioned at the beginning, I don't believe chronic pain is something we have to live with. I don't believe we should expect our health to decline as we age. And nothing is going to change my mind.
I'm committed to getting better and finding a way to do so. I may have watched every single youtube video on back pain, and herniated/bulging discs. I have talked to my doctor who mostly wants to do a bone scan, and mri (which takes a year to get) for the main goal of back surgery. For obvious reasons I'll avoid this at all costs but I'm also grateful we live in a world where surgery is a possibility when needed.
I'm not sure if I'm ready to share this publically, but I know many people struggle with pain. I know a couple people in this group who have their own struggles with pain and discomfort, which is why I wanted to share.
I wanted to let you know that you're not alone, and there are people that can relate. I'm not one to share these personal types of stories because I don't want sympathy and I certainly don't want anyone feeling sorry for me.
So far, what I've gotten most out of this experience (besides feeling like a back expert ;)) is it could be worse. It could be much worse.
The car accident could've been high speed and many other issues may have arised. I think of people like Max (Zach's employee) who is still in a hospital bed right now.
I notice people limping, I notice people with prosthetic legs now more than ever. And it makes me grateful to welcome the pain at times knowing there are people much worse off that may even be doing better than me on some days.
But there's light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like eventually the pain will go away, I feel like the days that I feel sorry for myself and think of all the things I haven't been able to do, especially in the summer like slackline, skateboard and surf (and even run down the beach) are less and less.
I change my focus to what I can do, I can walk, I can ride my bike, I can jump in the ocean and I can still workout with minimal limitations. These certainly help, and thinking about everything I'm grateful for may sound cliche but that helps as well.
I feel like there's a lesson in all experience of life, maybe I'm to learn more patience and understanding, maybe we'll be able to help more people in the future that deal with chronic pain or back issues....
Those of you that are struggling with your own pain, I hope this helps. I hope you understand you're not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like we can all work to better days, a better mind set and being grateful for what we have.
Thu, 25 November 2021
Censorship is a special word especially at this time in the world. Personally I feel like our countries have been built on freedom of speech and being able to say what you think is right.
Unfortunately, that right seems to be more and more in danger. However in this podcast I'm going to argue that in this situation censorship is a good thing.
Here's my main point, is that because of big media like google, Youtube, Facebook, IG, etc. no longer allow you to say what you want. They reduce the algorithms, they suspend accounts without notice, they literally take down posts and videos.....
Most of us know this is happening and it's all happening if and when you say something they don't want you to say. If you go against the narrative or say something that they don't believe in or what they are paid to believe in, then you suffer the consequences.
That being said, there are more and more companies popping up that believe in freedom of speech which I'm excited about. For example many people are going to telegram and away from Facebook which is another messenger app much like Whatsapp. Keep in mind Whatsapp is also owned by Facebook who recently changed their name to Meta.
There is Rumble and Odysee both uncensored video platforms which is also awesome, so more people are going away from all the censorship of Youtube and looking for other options.
What I'm saying here is, all the censorship they are doing, is pushing people away which is a good thing, gives them less of the market share and pushing people towards better options in my opinion.
So don't fear those that are worried about freedom of speech, there are other solutions on the rise. And I strongly encourage you to switch over and support those platforms instead of these highly censored ones.
Sun, 21 November 2021
Scott Malin is a best-selling health and fitness expert. Scott's extremely popular fitness, rehab and nutrition videos have received over 11.5 million views on You Tube. Scott has an extensive background in personal training (National Academy of Sports Medicine), working with celebrities and athletes for many years. He has been featured on the news as a fitness expert and most recently appeared on ABC, KTLA News and KDOC TV.
Scott first became obsessed with health and fitness when he sustained a serious low back injury playing basketball about fifteen years ago, which left him laid up in bed for six months. He began a long journey of learning how to heal himself without drugs or surgery. Along the way, he realized that the best way to rehab the body is to work with its natural healing process instead of against it.
Scott developed MALIN METHOD, a revolutionary way to heal the body naturally and safely. Using scientific research as his guide and real world training as his testing ground, Scott stripped away the long held beliefs of ineffective treatments like ice and prolonged rest and replaced them with scientifically backed healing strategies that quickly and effectively reduce swelling, bruising and pain. MALIN METHOD also dramatically increases strength, stability and healthy range of motion, which significantly reduces the risk of future injury.
MALIN METHOD has taught over 100,000 people of all ages how to rehabilitate their bodies and get out pain naturally and safely. Scott's system is super easy to do at home and does not require any equipment.
Sun, 14 November 2021
Most people don’t consider the health benefits when it comes to veggies, which is exactly what this category is. Just before this section I did talk about vegetables but let’s offer a slightly different angle to help you understand the importance here.
The reason we call it the forgotten macronutrient is because many people actually and literally forget about it. What’s for dinner, ‘steak and potatoes’. What about a roast, or even ‘fried chicken’, and how about a ‘fish and chips’.
Those are all staples in the SAD (Standard (North) American Diet). When is veggies listed, almost never likely because it makes kids and adults skin crawl all the same
Most likely because many didn’t grow up with veggies being a staple in their diet. Most people don’t know how to buy, prepare, or even store vegetables. Lucky for you, if you didn’t learn that growing up, you’ll be going through this program to teach you exactly that.
As of more recently a plant based diet has been gaining positive exposure and momentum in the field of health. It’s hard to pass by all the documented research, scientific evidence and case studies especially those that are now medication free after living a mostly plant based diet.
No it’s not for everyone, and even though I live a plant based diet I still enjoy meat or animal products once in awhile. Which is why you’ll see meat scattered throughout the meal plan. Not nearly as much as most would like. But remember to come in with an open and see what happens.
Some people have never even considered less meat in the diet. And some people have never even tried a supper meal without meat. My reply to that is, how do you know how you’ll feel without having meat in your diet if you never try?
You may just feel better than you ever have! But let me come back to meat in that ‘protein section’.
In my opinion most veggies are good for you. Of course we could talk most about spraying veggies with chemicals and growing specific seeds which I briefly mentioned in the GMO section. Which I recommend you stay away, like soy and corn.
After we eliminate GMO foods, the next step you may consider is eating organic fruits and veggies. Now let me mention I understand the health benefits of buying organic, but I also understand not everyone can buy organic all the time.
For those people that want to try some organic food to get started I’d recommend buying organic when it comes to the dirty dozen. What are the dirty dozen, they are the most heavily sprayed fruits and vegetables.
Direct download: EMB_517_The_Forgotten_About_Macro_-_Antioxidants_-_Fibre.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT
Sun, 7 November 2021
Paul Shapiro is the author of the national bestseller Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World (published by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books in 2018). He's also the CEO of The Better Meat Co., a four-time TEDx speaker, the host of the Business for Good Podcast, and a long-time leader in food sustainability.
Paul is an authority figure on food and agricultural sustainability. He is a regular podcast guest and has been invited on hundreds of news outlets, including StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Rich Roll Podcast, and CNN.
Shapiro lives in Sacramento, California with his wife Toni Okamoto Shapiro, author and founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, and their very friendly pit bull, Eddie.
Sun, 31 October 2021
Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. I know it's not for everyone, but the old skool horror movies crack me up.
I like dressing up, and the costumes and even the candy. But not too much of it.
I know this is a stressful time of year for many but we can come together to find it less stressful.
I believe stress comes from mostly all the candy going around at this time of year.
In this show we talk about the witch switch, along with other ideas on how to trade useful items for Candy so your kids don't have so much of it.
We have other tips and tricks throughout, I hope you enjoy
Direct download: EMB_515_Lets_talk_about_Halloween_Fun_treats_and_better_options.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am MDT
Tue, 26 October 2021
From birth to her young adult years, Kitty was entrenched in the allopathic medical model managing major health conditions. Finally, she turned to holistic healing and used that journey to empower others to teach and build a career from what they learned. Kitty is a holistic health educator, investigative health journalist, 3-time author, and a podcast host.
She has a background as a nutritional consultant and chef, working alongside nutritional giants such as Dr. Robert Marshall and author Donna Gates.
Sun, 17 October 2021
Protein is probably the most difficult macronutrient to discuss simply because we all grew up a certain way and to try and change the thought process is extremely difficult.
I’m not trying to change your thought process here, more so, I’m trying to show you that it doesn’t always have to be a certain way simply because that’s what you know.
We can get protein from different sources other than from meat or animal sources. But first let me explain the levels of protein and how I suggest we choose.
When it comes to most food, I like to take the utilization approach. So when it comes to these foods let’s talk about how our bodies process them.
Ok so from the list above we can see how I suggest we make our choices and in this case that’s from top to bottom and here is why.
Eggs, especially egg whites, process very quickly in the body which is a good thing. I know it may sound like I’m contradicting myself because I just talked about how we want slow digesting carbs in the last section. But carbs and proteins digest differently.
You want protein that is easier to digest but carbs that have fibre to slow digestion which actually helps with the entire process. If everything processes too quickly (like a sugar) then we don’t let our intestines, stomach acid and internal organs do their job.
Let’s say for example you have a meat (quick digesting), washed down with a glass of milk (again quick digestion) with a sweet potato which we now know is a simple or quick digesting carb, then we miss out on many different stages that the body can help with to improve digestion. This is a big issue with how we eat and how we live.
On top of that, in the evening we usually have this giant meal that isn’t easy to digest and we sit and watch tv the rest of the night. Instead of going for an evening walk to help that food digest in your body. And don’t get me started on alcohol right after a meal like that, right before bed no less and we wonder why we can’t sleep at night.
Back to the topic at hand. We have eggs at the top of the list, then a close second is fish. Remember that if you’re going to have fish, I’d suggest buying wild and avoiding farmed fish at all costs. Don’t eat fish from a can and make sure you’re taking your chlorella tabs before and or after any time you eat fish.
Chicken and turkey are also closely linked, have similar properties and are easier to digest which is why you’ll see this in the meal plan as well.
And finally growing up in Alberta, Canada it’s difficult to say, eat less red meat. But the truth is, it’s often found hard to digest, not because of the meal alone, but because of the type of meat, the size, how frequently it’s consumed and what is eaten with it
So if you’re going to have a steak try to find grass fed; enjoy a sweet potato instead of a white potato and have a good portion of veggies with. Make sure the veggies take up more of the plate than any other nutrient and try not marinate that steak in toxic flavours or sauces.
You can have a clean healthy steak once in a while and not feel guilty about it. And that’s now.
Plant Based Protein
Many people don’t know that you can get enough protein from plants. That goes back to how earlier I talked about when asked ‘what’s for dinner?’ The answer was often meat, like, ‘roast is for dinner’, for example.
All it is, is misinformation, it’s the simple fact that we’ve been misinformed but there’s nothing wrong with that. No one should feel guilty, I’m not trying to ridicule anyone regardless of beliefs, understanding or how most of us were raised in North America.
The health industry is often changing, we find new science, research and case studies all the time. Personally I think this is exciting! If nothing ever changed I’d say it would be a pretty boring industry to be in.
Many people live very healthy lives and haven’t touched meat in years. But where do they get their protein from? This question comes up more than I could explain. Let’s take Spirulina for example. Did you know spirulina has more protein than steak – cup for cup?
Crazy right?! How could a little tab of algae (more on this later) contain that much protein? I mean sure, most people aren’t going to have a cup of spirulina tabs or powder but I’m just using it as an example to let you know there are plenty of plants jam packed with protein.
Take hemp seeds for example, these little seeds are a complete protein which means they contain all of the amino acids that you would find in meat.
Hemp seeds are also high in healthy fats which means it could double as a protein and fat at the same time.
Then we have quinoa, which is in the same superfood category as hemp seeds. Quinoa is also a complete protein and a complex carb which means you get a good amount of both macronutrients (carbs and protein) by enjoying a serving of quinoa.
Then we could look at the combination of celery and cucumber, which also makes a complete protein and is detoxing as well. And then there’s the example of beans and rice. Try whole grain rice with the bean combination to make a complete protein.
No I’m not, I believe in balance, which is why I’m talking about all the macronutrients here. Enjoy a green smoothie in the morning like we recommend. Maybe you’ll have spirulina tabs throughout the day.
And why not enjoy a quinoa salad, with spinach, hemp seeds, avocado and your favourite veggies like the monster salad listed below.
And what about a protein smoothie once a day, that’s also jam packed with nutrients to improve digestion, increase energy and give you a protein boost that so many people are worried about?
Now that’s a great way to get all your nutrients and have a balance of macronutrients. I really feel like we miss out on vital nutrients (vitamins and minerals) our bodies need by not consuming all the macronutrients as often as possible in a single meal.
So what happens if we don’t get all the macronutrients and we miss out on vitamins our bodies need.
We could be craving throughout the day which is why we head straight to the pantry after work (because our body lacks nutrients),
Direct download: EMB_513_Lets_Talk_About_Protein_-_Drew__Dorothy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT
Sun, 10 October 2021
Isn't it crazy that we're even talking about this? But I mean how many times have we said that to ourselves?
In this clip I'm going to talk about some very difficult subjects. Most in which people shy away from.
They are too hard to think about, too hard to understand, even fathom.
Why could this be happening, who in their right mind would actually want this?
Is this actually even possible?
I'm also going to bring on some experts in their own rights to talk about their experiences, what has happened to them, how they see this all unfolding and what's happening right in front of our own eyes.
All in which most turn a blind eye too. We'd prefer to think everything is fine, everything will go back to 'normal' and nothing bad will happen to any of us.
This show will upset a lot of people I'm sure. But I'm not here to argue or debate. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, every one should have the right to voice the own opinion - something that the powers to be are trying very hard to take away.
And finally we should all have the right to our own choices over our own bodies, again which is being harder and harder to do in this world of madness.
Agree or disagree, I'm entitled to my own voice, just as you are.
Regardless, thank you for listening, and thank you for respecting my opinion whether you agree or not.
Sun, 3 October 2021
Carbohydrates often get a bad wrap because of the new diets out there where people try to avoid carbs all together. It’s extremely difficult to avoid carbs all together. Which makes restrictive diets that request few or no carbs at all seemingly impossible to follow.
Think about it, we have carbs in the morning for toast, oatmeal, french toast, or pancakes (which is usually created with a wheat product).
Then we often have a sandwich for lunch or a roll with a side salad. And it’s no different when it comes to supper. Which often includes pasta or pizza night, baked potatoes or another type of roll.
Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t do that. I’ll explain shortly that I believe carbs are a good thing if you pick the right ones and consume them in moderation.
You may have noticed as I explained the SAD includes carbs in every meal and not the best ones. We carb load almost every single day, and I didn’t even include fast food in that example.
It’s no one why as a society we’re overweight, we lack energy, we’re on multiple medications and on top of all that we in large part blame carbs because of it.
Carbs can actually be a good thing. They offer energy, they prevent you from being hungry and we know when we’re hungry we don’t make the best food choices. And they offer an abundance of vitamins and minerals as well.
Again, the problem is choosing the right type of carbs. So let’s talk about which ones those are, but first let’s talk about which to avoid.
Sun, 26 September 2021
Yug Varma, PhD, is the Cofounder & CEO of Phyla, the world’s most advanced probiotic acne system. He has 10+ years of microbiome research experience including an extensive background in bio-organic chemistry, microbiology, and synthetic biology.
Dr. Varma received his scientific training at several distinguished academic institutions, including Johns Hopkins University (PhD) and University of California, San Francisco. His scientific work has been published in many prestigious journals, including Nature.
Sun, 19 September 2021
We’re super excited to launch another 10 day online sugar detox!
We’ve done plenty of other detoxes in the past so this is a natural progression that we’ve been wanting to do for awhile now! We’ll try to keep this information post as clear and as simple as possible.
You don’t have to be anywhere in particular because this 10 Day Sugar Detox is 100% online. All you need is an internet connection (and a Facebook profile and you’re in!).
Regarding Facebook, this is where we host our private support groups where we’ll be posting all the information. So if you don’t have a Facebook account like most of the world , you won’t be able to join us.
For the next 10 days we’re going to give you tons of information, ideas, lessons and knowledge based around detoxing your body! We’ll help you prevent from filling your body with toxins from sugar. We’ll give you ideas on sugar replacements, and we’ll even show you how to beat those sugar cravings!!!
You will need to come with an open mind. There’s a good chance we’ll offer some new ideas you haven’t tried before but it’s all for the good of your health and to help you get through a proper sugar detox!
We start Friday September 24th. Friday will be our soft launch day to get you prepped and ready, for us to answer questions and we will officially start on September 27th .
As soon as you sign up (through payment) we’ll add you to a private support group on Facebook which is where all the action will happen.
What Should I Expect?
You should expect to feel absolutely fantastic after 10 days of no refined sugar. You’re going to see an increase in energy, you’re going to feel better about yourself, I mean, think about going through your day guilt free!
You’ll likely drop some inches, digestion will improve and there’s a very good chance you’ll see improvements in your skin as well.
Sun, 12 September 2021
Will eating fat make me fat? This question comes up quite frequently. The haunting fear that eating fats will put fat on your body. This myth simply isn’t true. I can assure you that eating fats will not make you fat!
There are a number of things that contribute to weight gain such as: eating low quality food like substances, overeating, lack of sleep and STRESS.
Eating proper portions of healthy fats will not cause weight gain.
In fact, healthy fats fuel our bodies and give us energy. Fats are one of the contributors to a well balanced whole foods diet along with plant based protein, healthy carbs and fiber.
Sun, 5 September 2021
From an incurable chronic illness and medical prognosis “He shouldn’t be able to walk, talk, amount to anything and be death six times by now” to an entrepreneur, award winning global inspirational speaker and victorious mindset mentor.
Nathanael Zurbruegg's purpose is to inspire people to live their extraordinary lives by developing their unlimited potential, which makes the world a victorious place.
Mon, 30 August 2021
It's back to school time which means it's time to get back on track!
As a nutrition and fitness company most people think our busiest time of year is in Jan, which isn't the case.
Our busiest time of year is Sept. And that's because of the long summers of BBQ, not working and eating whatever we like.
No judgement here, that's just how it works. Then when the kids go back to school, regular work hours come about and everyone is looking to get back into their routines, we hear from most sharing how little they did over the summer.
So it's time to get back on track and all that starts with a plan.
We need to decide what is that we want, then we plan on how we're going to do that.
Planning workouts is essential to getting back on track. And meal planning, along with grocery shopping, knowing what meals you're going to plan in advance is all so important.
If you need some help planning workouts and meals we can certainly help with this.
If you don't have a professional helping, there's nothing wrong with making your own.
It's the time it takes that deter most people from doing it themselves. So if you're not going to do it yourself or if you don't have time to do it, it would be a good idea to find a trusted professional.
Sun, 22 August 2021
Christal grew up in a small farming community in Southern Saskatchewan. As an avid athlete with her share of injuries, she had little assistance from the medical profession available to her in her small town so decided to study Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal College. She wanted not only to understand what was wrong and how to recover but how to prevent injuries in the first place.
Through college she was able to continue with her athletics; both as a competitor and as a therapist. She was a gold medalist Badminton player at MRC and she was able to be on the sidelines of many of her favorite sports (including football, hockey, baseball and volleyball) as well as sports she had little experience with (such as field hockey, basketball and judo) throughout university.
After completing her Athletic Therapy diploma from MRC and her Kinesiology degree at the U of C, she continued to work with hockey in both the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Heritage Junior B Hockey League and the Women’s Western Hockey League. She worked in private practice as an AT until requiring knee surgery (an injury sustained at playing hockey) which introduced her to the world of insurance where she worked for a number of years.
Working as a rehabilitation specialist she recognized a challenge in the insurance and medical fields. There was a group of people in pain for which there is no apparent reason discoverable in today's traditional diagnostic tests or imaging. According to medicine and the insurance world, nothing was wrong with them.
Christal had learned what she could in the insurance world and was anxious to get back into helping people directly in a clinical setting. After losing her mom to Cancer and her grandmother 6 months later, she learned life was just too short not to be doing what you were meant to do. But the question remained on how to help the population with unexplained pain – she needed to find a solution.
After research into various educational options she found osteopathic manual therapy. A method to understand in more detail the anatomy of the human body and how all parts were interrelated. A method to understand WHY people had pain. She started her osteopathic studies in 2006 at the Canadian College of Osteopathy Vancouver Campus (now called the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice). She returned to private practice in 2007.
Christal graduated after completing her thesis on vestibular disturbances in the post concussed active population. She continues to be a certified Athletic Therapist and has continued post graduate studies in endocranial spasm work, psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology, emotional work within the fluids, mechanical link, neuro-kinetic therapy, and energetic work through the medicine wheel.
In January 2019 she opened Take Flight Osteopathic Wellness with the goal of bringing hope to people who feared they’d have to live with the pain for the rest of their lives.
Take Flights Mission is To help you, your performance and Life Take Flight.
Sun, 15 August 2021
It always strikes me as odd when you see someone working out like a bodybuilder who doesn't want to be a bodybuilder. If you want to look like a bodybuilder or if you want to compete in a fitness competition, sure you workout a certain way.
But if you want to look lean and strong, you work out differently. Or if you want to increase the strength of your heart, maybe you have heart Dis-Ease in your family. They you don't stand and lift heavy weights, you do more cardio exercises.
More weights and less reps = more mass. Less weight and more reps equal leaner muscles. The you have body weight exercises, yoga, pilates and more!
There's all kinds of different ways to be fit, health and active. Be sure you're choosing the right way that aligns with the body type you're looking for.
Direct download: EMB_504_Working_out_for_your_goals_and_body_type.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT
Sun, 8 August 2021
Having gone through the experience of the poor health leading to the deaths of two husbands, as well as the deaths of her father, mother, sister, many family members and friends, Emily Thiroux Threatt has much experience in the grieving process and has learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy.
Emily has kept journals and written to express herself most of her life. She earned a master’s degree in English with a concentration in writing which led to her career teaching writing at the university level for 30 years including being a pioneer in online education and writing university textbooks. After having two husbands die, she naturally turned to writing to deal with her grief. She also is teaching those dealing with loss how to use writing to deal with their grief.
Her new book, Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief, was released in January 2021 by Mango Publishing and provides guidance for navigating the downs and ups of the unfamiliar territory of grief. Each of the twenty-six chapters includes a practice which can support and comfort the reader.
Direct download: EMB_503_Emily_T-_Loving_and_Living_Your_Way_Through_Grief.mp3
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Sun, 1 August 2021
Hard gainers is a real thing, and it's a real struggle. Most people don't know about hard gainers because much of the world is surrounded by people trying to lose weight. So what's a hard gainer? It's someone who has trouble keeping weight on, including muscle mass. Particularly important to men, athletes but exclusively. Men and women in all walks of life struggle with being a hard gaining, but again are downplayed by so many trying to lose weight.
So when we talk about the struggles around gaining weight, most people shrug it off or don't think much of it. But it's a real problem. Calling someone 'fat' to an obese person, is no different than calling someone 'scrawny' to a skinny person. It's hurtful and can stay with people their entire lives. In this show we talk about hard gainers, what it's like to be this type of person and what you can do about it.
Sun, 25 July 2021
Charlie Hartwell is the Managing Partner of Bridge Builders Collaborative, a group of highly successful investors who have been investing in start-up companies in the space of mental health, consciousness, and spirituality. Some of their investments include Pear Therapeutics, Insight Timer, Headspace, and Happify Health. A Harvard Business Scholl graduate, Charlie has served and led organizations in 14 different industries, including starting a nonprofit in the slums of Kenya in 1986 that has now served health care to several Million Patients.
Maureen Pelton, MSSW, is a social scientist and spiritual teacher with 36 years of professional experience as a Holistic Psychotherapist, Executive Coach, Organizational Consultant, Adjunct Faculty, and Group Facilitator. Maureen is a teacher on Insight Timer and is a Certified Advanced Practitioner of Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy, QNRT™, and is a partner of Bridge Builders Collaborative.
Mon, 19 July 2021
How to Beat the Heat is something we all consider during the hot summer months...or something we all should consider.
Sun burns are not just detrimental to our health in short term but in longer term as well.
It always surprises me when I see people flaunting their sun burns like it's something to be proud of.
What I'm most proud of is when I get through an entire summer without getting burned, now that's a real challenge!
Pay attention to the time of day you're spending the most of your time outside.
Consider non toxic sunscreen and even wear long sleeves when it's extremely hot outside.
Mon, 12 July 2021
Dr. Aaron Hartman is a Functional Medicine Doctor and a Physician which is why he's also a clinical researcher for Pfizer and the Covid Vaccine.
In this show we talk about in his opinion who should be taking the vaccine, if it's safe for kids, the mandating and encouraging of vaccines, social pressure and more.
This is an interesting angle coming from who actually works for the biggest pharmaceutical company in the world.
Certainly worth listening to.
Sun, 4 July 2021
Dr. Aaron Hartman is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine. Aaron guides individuals to restore their health and hope, using science-backed solutions, so they can live the vibrant life they were made for.
Aaron’s own journey with Functional Medicine started with his first daughter, who he and his wife took in as a foster child, then adopted. Due to her cerebral palsy and countless dietary issues, the Hartmans went to specialist after specialist, but even as a physician, Dr. Hartman felt let down and confused. His daughter’s health struggles forced him to confront an uncomfortable realization: Our current healthcare system doesn’t have all the answers. Aaron’s wife, a brilliant--and very stubborn--occupational therapist refused to give up hope. She ultimately pointed him towards functional medicine, and their daughter thrived.
The human body is infinitely complex, and functional medicine caters to this complexity. Dr. Hartman listens to his patients’ whole health stories then helps them apply data-driven solutions to start healing. In short, he looks at clients’ home, environment, diet, daily habits, and health history, and then teaches solutions instead of just treating symptoms.
Sun, 20 June 2021
It's a challenging world to live in today. It seems as though even our closes friends and family's opinions have. gone from requests to demands.
We no longer are expected to do what others want but it seems to be demanded regardless of what's right for ourselves.
Everyone is in a different situation, everyone has a different story, background and beliefs.
And we should all be able to make our own decisions without external influence.
Unconditional love means, it doesn't matter what people do, say or choose. You love them for who they are, not who you want them to be.
Sun, 13 June 2021
Nadine Artemis is the author of two books including Renegade Beauty: Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance and Holistic Dental Care.
She is the creator of Living Libations, a luxury line of organic wild-crafted non-GMO serums, elixirs, and essential oils for those seeking the purest of the pure botanical natural health and beauty products on the planet.
Nadine is an innovative aromacologist that formulates immune enhancing blends.
Her healing creations, along with her concept of "renegade beauty," encourage effortlessness, eschew regimes, and inspire people to rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness.
Her potent dental serums are used worldwide and provide the purest oral care available.
Nadine is a key speaker at health and wellness conferences and a frequent commentator on health and beauty for media outlets. She has received glowing reviews for her work in the Hollywood Reporter, GOOP, Vogue, People, Elle, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, W Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and National Post.
Celebrity fans include Shailene Woodley, Renee Zellweger, Julianne Moore, Carrie Anne Moss, Mandy Moore, First Lady of Canada Sophie Trudeau and many others.
Alanis Morissette, describes Nadine as “a true sense-visionary."
Aveda founder, Horst Rechelbacher, calls Nadine “a pure flower of creativity.”
Fun Fact: She opened the first full concept aromatherapy store in North America in Toronto at just 22 years old.
Mon, 7 June 2021
When it comes to reliability there is two forms I specifically address in this show.
Being reliable for yourself is the first one. So many people put themselves last and never consider running on an empty cup.
The more you have filled the more you can offer to others. But if you aren't reliable, if you never show up for yourself, then you don't have much to give.
It's important to show up for yourself. It could be a workout you are showing up for, it could be meal planning, etc.
Regardless of what it is, you need to show up for yourself. In fact, some people always show up for others but never for themselves.
And then there's the other kind of reliable when it comes to finding those people that are reliable, that are always there when they say they will.
We all know those types of people that are flakey and rarely show up when they say they will.
You know that type of person that says they'll come and everyone takes bets on that person showing up?
Don't be that person. Do what you say and say what you'll do.
It's important on many different levels to be someone that can be counted on to show up when it's expected.
Direct download: EMB_495_Reliability_showing_up_for_yourself_and_others.mp3
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Sun, 30 May 2021
Gregory Landsman is one of the most noted global beauty and wellness experts in the world, a best-selling author of nine books, and a TV host who specializes in using food to take years off the face naturally.
Often referred to as ‘The Beauty Advisor’, Gregory’s books and global TV program Face Lifting Food show viewers how to create quick skin-boosting meals and powerful skin treatments using everyday foods to achieve younger, healthier-looking skin at any age.
Having worked in the beauty industry for 30+ years Gregory believes that looking youthful goes well beyond waging war on wrinkles and that how we age is 100% controllable. His one of the most noted global beauty and wellness experts in the world
Gregory is a strong voice for inclusion. His first book, The Balance of Beauty Explodes the Body Myth captured his journey of extremes; from Apartheid South Africa to work at the height of the fashion industry, and his fundamental discovery that regardless of what we do, how we look cannot be separated from how we feel.
Sun, 23 May 2021
How to deal with your emotions is something many are struggling with, which all that's going on in the world.
However there are things that we can control. There are situations we can put ourselves in to improve our emotions and overall state of being.
These small steps will put control back into your life. Focus on your mind set, the things that you can do instead of what you can't.
And take it one step at a time. It's a rough ride, but we're all hoping it'll be over soon!
Sun, 16 May 2021
Reinvention is at the root of KUTImack.’s Be Your Best Daily® philosophy and of his personal story.
After more than 15 years of building a successful career as a music industry executive, he desired to build a new career that aligned more closely with his life’s personal mission: helping others.
As KUTI quickly rose to the top of the DC area’s most sought-after personal trainers and nutritionists, his natural ease on both television/radio airwaves and in front of large live audiences made him a regularly demanded expert on the national and eventually international level.
Creator of the 6-Week SuperYou® program, clients and audiences have affectionately dubbed KUTI the “Fitness Philosopher” for his unique ability to share straightforward, science-based fitness and nutrition expertise paired with daily motivational philosophies that connect with people on a personal level.
Sun, 9 May 2021
There are tons and tons of Benefits to Cold Water Therapy.
In fact it's been shown beneficial to improve your healthy in numerous different ways.
I've done cold water challenges myself for 10 days, for 30 days, in the middle of summer, even in winter and through research and experience this is what I've found.
Cold water therapy is good to improve circulation, offering your body the ability to better be able to warm and cool itself.
Cold water therapy helps ignite your collagen in your face which could offer less wrinkles.
Considering a 3 min cold shower can improve your circulation, decrease pain caused by inflammation and even wake you up to start your day more efficiently like Tony Robbins.
There are many different forms of cold water therapy
You may consider starting with just 10 seconds. And working your way to a 30 second shower.
Those that are more extreme maybe sit in an ice bath for up to 15 minutes or even try a polar dip!
Again there is many different forms and many different benefits you can experience through cold water therapy.
Saving water may be of interest to you, less dry skin if you live in a dry climate or have hard water.
Regardless of what you think it's certainly worth trying out to see what benefits you may find from Cold Water Therapy.
Sun, 2 May 2021
Elizabeth Tripp is a New York based Lifestyle Design Coach and Spiritual Teacher. As a featured radio talk show host on Nourish the Soul Radio Show and Podcast, a Thrive Global Contributor, and a national public speaker, Elizabeth is recognized as a thought leader in spirituality, well-being, and prosperity.
She is the owner and founder of ElizabethTripp.com, a life coaching practice where she awakens ambitious women and men to the beauty of the soul's journey by helping them see the true beauty of their body and their life. It is Elizabeth's calling to empower others to feel amazingly healthy and radiate with pure joy because they love themselves and their life more than they ever have before.
Elizabeth believes the secret to loving your body and your life starts with believing you deserve to - that you are worth it. She teaches her clients to see their own journey and create their own path by helping them understand who they really are and the purpose behind why they have chosen the body they have and the life they're leading. With Elizabeth's unique capacity for sensing and understanding the feelings of others as well as her ability to feel and communicate with spirit guides and past loved ones, she serves as a bridge between spirit and her community while providing her tribe with permanent solutions to dissolving their struggles with their well-being.
Elizabeth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and holds a masters in Nutritional Sciences. She is certified in Usui Reiki Practitioner, Past Life Regressionist, Transcendental Meditation Coach, and an apprentice under Alex Then, a Master Coach, studying Light Body Healing and the soul journey.
Mon, 26 April 2021
It's challenging to live positive in chaos. I mean many people feel like the world is upside down, that their lives are. Many people only see chaos so how can we find the positives in a situation like this? Let's talk about it.
We have to understand our environment is either contributing to the chaos or bringing us back into a positive state of mind, positive state of being.
So surrounding yourselves with positive people is essential.
Paying attention to what you're watching, saying and thinking is also helpful.
Creating healthy habits and healthy routines is also important.
Exercise is the #1 way to reduce stress, so creating a healthy workout routine is important.
And food is no different, what we eat creates more stress or less stress.
So having an overall healthy lifestyle lifestyle is a great way to find positivity in chaos.
Sun, 18 April 2021
Chris Burres is a pioneer in the field of health and a leading expert on the Nobel Prize-winning molecule, ESS60, that has shown to boost longevity and overall health in test subjects. His primary mission is to help people live longer, healthier, pain-free lives.
When Chris learned that ESS60 was tested by NASA and had been proven to almost double the lifespan in mammals, he made it his mission to provide the world’s first nano antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement to people around the world.
In addition to expanding longevity, Chris can speak on how to lower risk of heart disease, better vision, improve mental acuity, lower blood pressure, manage osteoarthritis, increase strength & vitality, protect the nervous system and improve hair growth & color.
Sun, 11 April 2021
How to turn your wants into achievements is the burning question. I mean how do we go after what it is we really want, and why?
The very simple answer is motivation. People often tell me 'I lack motivation'. So how do we find this motivation?
How is it we can actually go after what we want and see results?
We need a system, we need accountability, we need to find a way to make it happen.
And throughout this show I explain exactly how you do that.
Decide what it is you want, no one can do this for you. After that you come up with a plan, a coach, some accountability.
Then you move into taking actions steps, rewards and celebrations all the way up until you turn your want into an achievement.
Direct download: EMB_487_How_to_turn_your_wants_into_achievements.mp3
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Sun, 4 April 2021
Nita Sweeney is the award-winning wellness author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink and co-creator of the writing journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving.
A long-time meditator, three-time marathoner, and former assistant to writing practice originator Natalie Goldberg, Nita founded the Facebook group Mind, Mood, and Movement to support mental well-being through meditation, exercise, and writing practice.
She lives in central Ohio with her husband, Ed, and their yellow Labrador retriever, Scarlet.
Sun, 28 March 2021
It's a dangerous mindset to be in the quick fix mind frame.
I recently heard someone say, you grow a business as quickly as possible so you call sell it because organic growth takes too long.
This is that instant results mind frame that I'm talking about.
When you're looking for instant you're often disappointed.
In most cases great results take time, effort and patience.
This could be true for fitness goals, nutrition, weight loss, etc.
It doesn't matter much what it is, patience matters. Putting in the work matters.
Being in it for the long haul and understanding these things take time.
Direct download: EMB_485_Sustainable_Lasting_Changes_or_Quick_Fixes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT
Sun, 21 March 2021
Mindy Gorman-Plutzer brings 25 years of experience to her private practice as a Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner and Eating Psychology Coach.
Mindy’s life experience and training inspired her to create a framework that combines functional nutrition, positive psychology, and mind/body science; introducing a compassionate resolution to physical and emotional challenges resulting from chronic and complex health issues, as they relate to Eating Disorders.
She’s the author of The Freedom Promise: 7 Steps To Stop Fearing What Food Will Do TO You and Start Embracing What It Can Do FOR You.
Direct download: EMB_484_The_Freedom_Promise_-_Mindy_Gorman-Plutzer.mp3
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Sun, 14 March 2021
Fats are either causing inflammation or preventing inflammation.
Especially when it comes to oils. There are many rancid oils on the shelves that actually cause inflammation.
Which includes trans fats which is more directly your deep fried foods, fries, wings, onion rings, etc.
It would be a very good idea to understand the chronic pain in your body stems from inflammation caused by low quality fats which include trans fat.
For a product to be labeled 'oilive oil' the actual quantity of oilive oil can and is over very low. I'm talking about 2,3 or 4%.
So what's in the rest of the 'olive oil'? Usually cheap, rancid and or low quality oils that act as fillers so the profit margins increase and companies and make more money off each sale.
MCT oil is basically extracted from coconut oil.
Within those extractions there are a number of different oils.
Which include, C6, C8, C10 and C12.
The most beneficial MCT oil is C8 which is Caprylic Acid. This is basically brain fuel. It helps with digestion, it gives you energy and it improves your cognitive function as well.
Sun, 7 March 2021
Will Moore is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, life coach, and happiness expert. After exiting his delivery startup for $323 million in 2019, Will confirmed what he’d spent the past 25 years researching: True happiness isn’t about money, power, and fame, it’s about figuring out what makes you happy and taking consistent action on those things every single day.
To do this, Will has thrown out the book on traditional self-improvement, creating instead a unique system that reduces friction by combining the latest in science and technology with habits and universal principles: gamifying the process of building momentum.
Will's company, Moore Momentum, is addressing the “Social Dilemma” by vowing to always put its users’ wellness over profit and give self-help a seat at the cool kids table by making it fun and addictive to level up not just on-screen, but in real life. Moore Momentum centers on helping people hold themselves accountable and take the necessary action to replace their “failure habits” with “success habits” in the 5 core areas of their life: Mindset, Career & Finances, Relationships, Physical Health, and Emotional Health & Giving Back. Will is committed to helping people fire on all cylinders on their way to becoming an unstoppable force so they can then pay it forward to help the world do the same!
Sun, 28 February 2021
It's so important to create routines for success, it doesn't matter what you're doing or what you're trying to accomplish, creating healthy routines is the best way to go.
As humans we are creatures of habit and already have routines implemented in our lives.
Sometimes we have healthy routines, other times not so.
Regardless, we all have routines and specific ways we get up in the morning, go to work, drive home, etc.
If we were to start to create positive routines for success we'd be that much better off.
In this show I talk about the importance of creating routines around success which will certainly help take you closer to your goals!
Sun, 21 February 2021
Nelson Tressler is the Founder and CEO of IGotSmarter, a program created to support and motivate people to achieve their goals. For the past 25 years, goal achievement and personal development have been Nelson’s passion; but his true obsession was awakened several years ago as he began the development of IGotSmarter.
The principles, philosophies, and accountability intricately built into every aspect of the App have not happened by chance. It is a program comprised of a lifetime of study and determination to succeed not only financially and professionally, but in every area of life.
Nelson’s passion for helping others overcome obstacles in their way came about through the difficult circumstances of his childhood. His story reads like something out of a work of fiction, but it is Nelson’s reality. Rather than using his tragic story as an excuse, he has used it to motivate himself and to help others overcome their own struggles.
One of his favorite quotes is, “Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” It is his vision to make this world a better place one person and one inspiring goal at a time. He believes goals not only change the current generation, they also change the generations that follow.
Sun, 14 February 2021
I love tea, I always have. But I think I'm more in love with the health benefits than anything else.
Personally I enjoy a nice green tea in the morning. More recently I've been enjoying the combination of green tea and puh er tea because of the unlimited health benefits that combo has to offer.
Tea has been used for thousands of years to help many different issues in health and to improve healing.
Maybe that's what I enjoy most about it.
It's also important to understand there is a proper way to prepare tea which I feel gets lost in the shuffle.
Take green tea for example. You can actually steep it twice for example to get rid of 75% of the caffeine.
You also only want to steep it for around 3 mins, steeping for too long will cause it to be bitter.
And then you don't want to let the green tea to sit too long before you drink it.
I've found the longer it sits the more bitter it gets.
Those are just a few tips to enjoying a cup of green tea.
But tune in and learn and laugh and enjoy more benefits and conversation about tea!
Direct download: Lets_talk_about_Tea_Antioxidants_and_health_benefits.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT
Sun, 7 February 2021
It's important to understand how to read ingredients. We hear all the time how long it takes to grocery shop if you're always reading ingredients.
First of all, it's worth noting that once you start to recognize brand names and where to go in the grocery store, it'll take a much shorter time to go.
But if you look at the first few ingredients that'll give you a good inclination if it's a good product or not.
If the first 3 ingredients have sugar in them, put the product down and move on.
In the product has tons of ingredients, in most cases words that you're not able to read or pronounce. Put the product down and move on.
We should be able to easily understand exactly what's in each product that we're putting in your bodies.
Practice, read, have patience and before long you'll be a pro at reading ingredients!
Sun, 31 January 2021
Lauren Handel Zander is a life coach and is the author of Maybe It's You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life..
In the early 2000s, Zander created The Handel Method, a coaching methodology that has been taught in over 35 major universities and institutes of learning including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Medical School, New York University, Columbia University, Yale School of Drama, Wesleyan University, Fordham University, Rutgers University, Middlebury College, Scripps Research Institute, and in the New York City public school system.
Lauren is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company based in New York City.
Sun, 24 January 2021
There are tons of health benefits to Cauliflower, which used to be one of the most forgotten about veggie around!
But things are slightly changing, for the benefit of cauliflower and those consuming it together.
It's widely known that many people now replace rice for cauliflower, many have also tried cauliflower wings.
You can roast cauliflower in the BBQ or in the oven, you can steam it or even sauté it.
Tune in to learn how and why you should add cauliflower to your diet on a regular basis.
Sun, 17 January 2021
Sugars all process a differently in our bodies.
We suggest avoiding refined white sugar as much as possible because it is synthetic. This means our bodies recognize it as a toxin and do not know how to process it. It’s stored in our body and leads to weight gain, aches and pains and all kinds of mayhem.
Refined Sugar is very harmful for our health. It’s very addicting which means it can cause withdrawals, headaches and highs and lows in energy levels.
Our bodies can recognize and process Natural occurring sugar like honey, maple syrup and fresh fruit.
This doesn’t mean we should have unlimited amounts of natural sugar. We still need to watch our intake but our bodies will know how to utilize it and it won’t cause nasty health problems.
Sun, 10 January 2021
Metabolism is always a hot topic when it comes to learning about how to speed it up.
There is a proper way, and there is a way that works, but most people don't want to hear about it because sometimes it takes more time, effort and change in your belief system.
In this show Drew and Dorothy talk about the proper way to increase your metabolism and put your body into a fat burn stage.
Prepare to learn something many don't know or don't think about!
Sun, 3 January 2021
Join us as we talk about The Power of Positive Affirmations for this episode of Exploring Mind and Body.
How can we be more positive, how can we find more success, happiness and joy. What we believe, what we continually think, see and repeat is what we become.
Learn more about Positive Affirmations in this show.