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Today's show is all about the giant controversy of electric cars. Is this something that we should even be talking about? Yes, it is. Because we got to raise awareness around what's going on in the world today and how there is so much segregation. We got to come together. We have to stop the madness. 

It is absolutely bonkers how over the last couple of years, I censor most of my words on social media because they shadow ban everything if you bring up the word COVID. But it's the last couple COVID years that's created such separation sets, such segregation, it's absolutely madness and it has to end. I'm telling you, people are allowed to have different opinions. They're allowed to have different ideas. They're allowed to take different actions. We're allowed to create the life of our own personal dreams. And that should be without the cost of disapproving parents, friends, family, neighbors or viewers. Who cares what they think, you gotta do what's right for you.

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Today I'm talking about the adventures of a first time beekeeper. And guess who that beekeeper is? It's me. I always wanted bees, and I don't even know why. But this year I took the leap and started my own bee hive. I was going to say beekeeping business... Not really. It's just a hobby. But I got my own bees.

There's a whole lot to do with getting honey. I always wanted my own honey, and I wanted my own bees. And I made that happen this year. And I'm getting through it. I feel like the more you learn about bees, the less you know, it is entirely complex. I'm going to share my experience with you as a first time beekeeper.

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When it comes to macronutrients it always interests how most people are obsessed with one of the macronutrients. You’ll often hear someone say, “I need to get protein, I don’t have enough protein, where do you get your protein from?”

Then you have the fats people won’t touch because they think fats, regardless of what kind will actually make them gain weight (which certainly isn’t the case as you’ll read in the fats section below).

And then there’s the carbs people who are afraid of them, heard bad things about them, won’t touch them, try every carb depletion diet there is and wonder why they don’t have any energy throughout the day.

I should mention I’m not against any type of eating, as you’ll read shortly, I teach this way because I live this way and I feel that everyone should do what’s best for them.

However I also feel people remove important nutrients from their diet because of misinformation, lack of information or because a celebrity tried it to lose weight or because the local news did a story on it and it looked like a great idea.

Let me explain the balance of macronutrients that I like to live by.

The 4 macronutrients include: healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, protein and what we call the hidden macronutrients which are antioxidants/fibre.

It’s my belief that you need every macronutrient to live a healthy lifestyle and to have a well rounded balanced nutritional intake. You’ll notice each macronutrient has a different reason to consume it with various health benefits.

We are well aware there are many different philosophies when it comes to nutrition and food consumption. I teach how I live, and as I’ve progressed over the years, with improved digestion, more energy and feeling fantastic even after my age continues to go up (unfortunately), I’m feeling better and better as I continue to live this way.

And to each their own, there shouldn’t be one way to learn, one way to eat or one way to live. Everyone has to do what’s best for them. Not everyone is going to live in one single cookie cutter format of eating.

However I can tell you that over the years I’ve seen incredible results from teaching this way, which reinforces that I’m on the right track, which inspires me to continue down this path and continue to teach more people how to live a healthy lifestyle in this manner.

If you want more details on macronutrients you can listen to this series of episodes:
exploringmindandbody.com/category/the-4-macronutrients

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm MDT

Today, I want to talk about a controversial subject that could be rubbing people the wrong way. I don't exactly shy away from controversy. But in this regard, I feel like there are so many things going on in this world and that are based around easy times. 

And I know that's going to be a difficult statement for a lot of people to hear, but there's been so many easy times in this world. It's been so easy for so long, and I feel like that it is what created so much animosity towards everything. So I'm going to get through this. 

I think I'm going to be able to shine some light on a slightly different angle. Maybe we can open up some eyes. Maybe we can help people understand that maybe things aren't so bad, of course, depending on your situation. But we've got a lot to talk about here. 

I'm excited to get into it and appreciate you hanging out with me for as long as you do. And you're more than welcome to share your opinion on our social media pages. Or you can shoot in a message and you can agree or disagree. That's okay. I feel like that should be okay. In this world, everyone doesn't have to share the same opinion. But I'm going to share mine and I hope you enjoy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:44pm MDT

Today I'm going to talk about lower back pain. I'm so excited that I've finally sat down to develop a lower back/chronic pain program. This is going to be 100% online. I'm going to tell you all about it. What's the situation I'm in, what happened to me. You can actually go back and listen to show number 520: Healing Chronic Pain. 

But I know this is a big subject. A lot of people deal with this. And I finally sat down and did videos and it's a module format. But don't worry, we're going to get into all that. There's going to be lots of information given away during the show. You don't have to sign up for any type of program that we have. 

I'm just very excited to share that with you because people have been asking, what have you been doing to help yourself? And as much as I can offer information in a short amount of time, I do that, but I haven't. The things that I've done to successfully heal myself don't take a short amount of time. It actually takes a lot of work. But I'm going to get into that.

I'm going to teach you how I was able to heal myself. I'm going to talk about the mental, the physical, the tools. It's all coming up right now. So sit back and enjoy it. We got all that coming up on this episode of Exploring Mind & Body.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm MDT

Kids should climb trees, they should get dirty, they should be outside. They should be encouraged to be active. It's absolutely mind boggling to me that anyone feels that they have the right to come up to you and tell you that you shouldn't be doing something like that and kids shouldn't be climbing trees.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Our green smoothie is very different from a conventional green smoothie or fruit smoothie with greens in it. Different purposes, different reasons. Every one of our smoothies have a different purpose.

So a lot of people think that a green smoothie is just the smoothie that is green. But a fruit smoothie that is green is way different than this vegetable smoothie, green smoothie that we got going on.

If you haven't seen the recipe, you should pull it up:
trueformlife.com/green-detox-smoothie

So if you want to find any of our recipes, all you have to do is go to trueformlife.com, and there's a search bar. Any time you want to find a recipe, it's going to be there for you. 

So the reason why we put this green smoothie together is because it's incredibly nutritious, energizing. So the green smoothie is different from fruit smoothie. When you look at a fruit smoothie, the fruit smoothie has sugar in it. And we very much believe that all sugars react differently in your body. We don't believe that you have to avoid sugars altogether. However, there is sugar in a fruit smoothie, a better sugar. But we don't want you to start your day out with sugar. That's not to say that you can't have an apple or a banana in your food, but in most cases, a fruit smoothie is based around sugar, bananas, apples, strawberries, whatever it is.

In this case, we want you to have a green smoothie for vegetable purposes. We want you to get your vegetables because it's fantastic for fiber. It will help with digestion. And a lot of people that first start taking green smoothies are like, ‘oh, my gosh, I can't believe how much energy I have!’ And that's because of those phytonutrients filling your cells and giving you that extra energy you need.

So a lot of you have had our green detoxing smoothie before, so you'll notice that we've kind of boosted the ingredient list so we've amped it up, by putting in our spearmint magnesium and by putting in our spirulina tabs. So there are two more ingredients to make it even more energizing. We'll talk about our liquid may and our spirulina tabs. You don't have to put our true form supplements into your smoothies, but you're going to notice a difference by using them.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

As the co-founder of Culina Health, Vanessa’s magic lies in her realistic and personalized approach to nutrition. With science as her first love, she is interested in helping clients to take an active role in their health journey with the help of her expertise: personalized lifestyle plans backed by evidenced-based, science-driven nutrition counseling, adult weight management, and building a better relationship with food. 
 
Vanessa received her MS in Marketing at NYU and completed her Dietetic Internship at Mount Sinai Hospital where she worked as a Senior Dietitian for five years. Essence named “One of the Top 5 Black Nutritionists That Will Make You Change the Way You Think About Nutrition” as a guest for Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown!
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

I'm going to be talking about the oils you should be avoiding. And it's a deep subject. It's complicated. People get angry and frustrated because they feel like they've been lied to. It's a whole thing. But I'm going to try to raise some awareness around that for you. 

I'm going to help you try to understand what's going on in some of the industries, what certain oils do to our body. And that's what we have going on today. But before we jump into that, I'm going to give you a quick clip I just threw up on TikTok, and I thought it was worth sharing it with our radio and podcast audience as well. 

In case you don't know too much about oils or if you need to learn more about it, stay tuned, because I feel like it's a very, very shady industry.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

I don't think many of us understand the dangers of sun burns.

In fact it almost seems like people are proud of burnt skin or proud of their sun burns when they post them on social media.

I think it's worth noting that, there are many dangers associated with sun burns especially the long term detriment to our health.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Today we're going to talk about how to avoid summer weight gain. We have more people gain more weight over the summer than they do during the holidays, which is crazy. Most people don't know that. Think that the summer guy works so hard to get a beach body or get in better shape, and then think that weight is not going to accumulate throughout the summer. So it's real. And that's going to be our topic today. 

So when it comes to summer weight gain, we are going to jump in and tell you the one of the most staggering stats. What most people don't really think of or maybe don't even believe is that September is our busiest time as a nutrition and fitness company. September. Everyone thinks that it's January, but it's not. January the last couple of years has been busy, fortunately for us. But in most cases, November, December are crazy. We're spending a lot of money on gifts and presents and then January comes along and a lot of people are paying off their credit cards or paying off their bills. So then things start to get busier in February, March, maybe, but September is slammed and I really feel like it is the same thing in gyms, September was the busiest time. It was jam packed and people were like, ‘Oh my gosh, what have I done with myself all summer?’ We know we've gained weight. We don't fit in our clothes anymore. Our schedules are kind of upside down, and now it's time to try to get back into shape or get back into routines. 

So what we want to talk about today is to help you beat that summer weight gain and try to get into some routines and keep understanding that this is a lifestyle. You have to continue to live a healthy lifestyle, and that's going to make a big difference.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm MDT

Today we're talking about why you should not weigh yourself. One time one of our topics was You Should Burn your Scale. Why? Because the thing is, we get obsessed with things like scales. And it's not a proper way to measure success. It's not an accurate way to measure success.

We were thinking about the scale and how we let the scale control how we feel about ourselves. And we are always taught to do it too. And we're always taught to let go of those people in our lives that don't make us feel good about ourselves. But then we have this scale in our life that puts us down every single day, but yet we keep going back to it. So it's like being involved in a friendship where you are not treated fairly or you are treated poorly and you keep going back to it over and over and over. We can't really remember a time that we've ever stepped on a scale and been happy. It's like an abusive relationship.

See, the thing is that the thing when it comes to the scale is that we have such a short success, like there's so little joy in your life from the scale. So here's what happens, is we wake up and we have a goal that we want to reach and we don't really know if that goal is proper, if that suits our lifestyle, that goal is usually someone else’s, like some celebrities. So we feel like we should even know that their body is built entirely differently. And then so when we step on the scale we have, let's say we lose 3 pounds and maybe that's in our mind and we say, ‘I want to lose at least 3 pounds when I step on that scale’. 

So let's say we step on that scale and we lose 3 pounds. We are excited. And then instantly it's gone, and then tomorrow or next week I want to lose another 3 pounds. So that joy or excitement lasts for such a short amount of time. It's like there's got to be other ways that can wake us up or motivate us or cause excitement or cause joy in our life. And when you step on a scale, it’s so minimal. So our expectations from a scale are entirely unrealistic in so many different ways. It's not a pleasurable way to see and track results.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Today we are talking about seasonal allergies. I got to tell you, they are here to stay. It's like when they get here, they don't go anywhere. So I'm going to talk about some of the things that you can do to avoid seasonal allergies, prevent seasonal allergies. 

When you talk about allergies, most people that we deal with naturally think of food allergies. So I used to think that all the time. I was like, ‘Why do people always say seasonal allergy, isn't just allergies?’ Because I don't really have food allergies, but I know a lot of people do. So then you think about what different kinds of allergies they are. Like seasonal allergies.

So when it comes to allergies, I think it's worth noting that there are things that you can do to avoid medication. Basically, you guys know that we're a holistic people business, and I think it's easy for people just to go to grab Claritin or an antihistamine. Obviously I don't really know a ton about that stuff because we try not to use them in most cases. When you do use that kind of stuff, there are side effects and often there's long term risk. So that's something that we try to avoid. 

So these tips here, are going to give you some ideas on some of the things that you can do to deal with seasonal allergies, without having to shorten your time outside. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Today we are going to talk about how our brains are conditioned. I think sometimes we don't realize that we are conditioned one way or the other, so that's going to be a good topic. So when it comes to conditioning your mind, I think a lot of times we don't realize that your brain is actually conditioned for different things, and so the easiest one is conditioned for success or failure. 

Many times our brains are conditioned for happiness or sadness. You walk around upset, angry, depressed. That's a mindset. And I think it's a really difficult subject for people to understand and wrap their head around and maybe even cause some anger, like, ‘it's not my fault. I'm angry.’ All right, but that's a mindset. The mindset is where you are in how you're situated. 

Because we all know what it's like. We understand, like it's what we focus on in most cases. So when we focus on things that aren't so happy, it makes our difference, our energy down, it makes our mood down. So if we focus on things that change our mood, it changes our state of mind.

Tony Robbins talks about your state, your mental state, your overall state of being. And then he uses triggers to help change the state that you're in. And it's quite impressive. He was one of the first self-help guys I started learning from. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Getting a restful night sleep (or lack there of) is a huge issue with many of us today. So much so, that many people don’t actually know what it feels like to feel refreshed and alive when waking up in the morning.

I’m not sure too many people put the connection together that toxins that cause stress on our bodies is preventing us from getting a restful night sleep.

The first thing we want to do is stop putting so many toxins in our body. We need to start paying attention every ingredient we’re consuming and be careful whatever it is, isn’t filling our body with toxins and putting stress on our body.

The next thing we want to do is pay attention to our environment late in the evening. If we’re watching action movies, loud music or other things that stimulate our brain (like working) we’ll have a difficult time putting ourselves in a restful state shortly after to sleep better.

And finally, speaking of stimulants, we need to pay attention to stimulants we are consuming late in the evening. Stimulants regarding highly processed sugary processed food, alcohol, tobacco and more only put more stress on our body. As much as we feel these stimulants are relaxing they really aren’t. These stimulants are waking us up internally and preventing us from putting our body in a relaxed state.

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Today we're talking about meal planning. When you create meal plans, you reduce a whole lot of stress in your life and it's like anything that you find in your life. So usually we have schedules. I put up a post on the True Form page and I asked if you're a paper planner or an electronic planner. And most people said that paper is way easier. So I'm always trying to get ahead of the times and trying to go electronic. It's so challenging. I do like the reminders, but I think there's a lot to actually writing. And I think just for me personally, just organizes better in my brain when it's on paper and you can physically write something. We plan our work schedules, we plan the projects that we need to get done at home, and then we plan our weekends for sports, we plan our own type of getaways.

And so I think when it comes to planning in general, if we can understand how much stress reduction there will be in our lives around actually sitting down to plan, it'll make your whole life that much easier. It's such a crucial step to your success in living a healthy lifestyle. And it will just give you so much more benefits because like I said, the stress that is lifted off of you is amazing. So I think where the difficulty comes from, is actually setting that time aside to do it. So it's like we always tell our members, it's like setting an appointment with yourself, to sit down and meal plan. But having a meal plan just on itself, whether you created it or somebody else has created it for you, it just reduces that stress. Once you have the plan, you just put the plan into action.

It’s just making that time for yourself and understanding that that is your time. It's your time to prepare and set up your whole week for success. So when we talk to clients and we say, why didn't you? Why didn’t this week go so well? And then they say, Well, I didn't plan. And 98% of the time when it comes to nutrition, that's exactly what it comes down to, is that you didn't plan ahead and you really need to sit down and set that schedule up for yourself. And then you have your whole week set up for success and you don’t have to worry about things like ‘I think the kids are stressful’ when kids are like ‘mom or dad, what's for dinner?’ And like, ‘I don't know.’

And you know, you have like this window of time before hunger turns into meltdown. And then you can't go back. There's no turning back. It's happening right now. Right? So we want to avoid that stress for you because it's so stressful. You've had a full day of work. Usually you come home and people are counting on you for a meal to feed them and that’s stressful. And then you're like, I don't know what's for dinner. I didn't go to the grocery store. I don't know what the grocery list is and everyone is just rushing around like you're always behind. So we want to release that stress. It's nice to not ask or be asked what's for dinner because you have a plan. So if you're making a meal plan yourself, there's a few steps that will make it a lot easier for you because there's a lot of tasks that can be a little daunting. So here are some of the tips that will help you create your own meal plans!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Writer and advocate for fair and equal education, Clayvon C. Harris earned a BA in English literature from Swarthmore College where students are taught they have the ability to change the world and an MFA in Cinema-TV/Screenwriting from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. 

During her time in Los Angeles, Clayvon wrote for a number of TV shows, including Living Single, Soul Food: The Series and Star Trek Voyager. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America.

Harris currently lives and writes in the Philadelphia area where she specializes in messaging strategy, digital content creation and script development. Her first book is the award-winning collection of essays, Year of Trial, Year of Grace—A Catholic’s Search for Faith. For more information, please see: www.angelwalk.biz

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Artist and photographer Nicole Asherah focuses on the gritty and conflicting emotional process involved with healing in her powerful, moving debut poetry book, A Life Cycle: A Guide to Healing and Rediscovering Yourself (March 14, 2022).

While many would consider Nicole young at only 22 years old, she carries the wisdom of many lifetimes lived. Based on Nicole’s journal from three years ago when she was 19, A Life Cycle takes us through a full year of transformation in her life after being sexually assaulted, revealing hope for a new generation.

Normalizing emotional processing, Nicole expertly knows how and when to dive into heavy topics and emotions. Her insight and perception come through clearly in the instances of hope and joy she interweaves throughout the narrative, a reminder that life is never just one thing. A Life Cycle strikingly champions the idea that life always holds the propensity for change.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

I wanted to talk about listening to your body, as most of you probably know or have guessed, that we often talk about things that we're going through in life. So that's why a lot of times when we're doing something with the Fitness Family, if we get a lot of questions about something in particular, that means a lot of people are going through whatever issue it is. So I thought, why not talk about listening to your body? It's an important subject and I feel like more of us can listen to our body. So that's what we're going to talk about today. 

It's kind of crazy. And, you know, I was actually just reading this article about how, like many of us know that depression rates are up and anxiety, mental health is a major issue right now. And I feel like it's not just because of the economic situation right now, but also what I was reading was because of, you know, like when we get excited about something, we have different chemical reactions, we have endorphins flowing through our body. So, you know, like people are actually addicted to likes and we check for likes and like, well, I wonder how many people like my post or comment or share. It's definitely very apparent in the business world for sure, because we post and we're like, Oh, the more we post our we should have more of an outreach and then the more of an outreach, maybe we can get more sales.

And then if we have more sales, we can feed ourselves. So it's relevant. I'm not saying anyone is at fault for this and I think it's not just business. When we post we want to see reactions, but we actually get obsessive over the feedback. When you put something up, people actually check like, Oh, I wonder how many comments, and I've actually witnessed this, I wonder how many. But those are like a chemical reaction in our body. It's our brain. It's actually giving us. It gives us a sense of belonging, almost like when we put something out to our community and people like and respond. I suppose more than anything it gives us a feeling of belonging and of acceptance. So the article I was reading was saying that. It's not just the economic situation that's going on everywhere in the world. It's also how we're responding and how we're reacting to different things in the world. So we want instant gratification. We want gratification. We want instant support. And don't get me wrong, I can understand each one of these. And we have the same feelings in some regards or the same reactions.

But what I'm trying to express here is that our senses of appreciation have been dulled. And it was like I said, it was this article I was reading. It was very profound or extraordinary. It was very interesting to me, like, It's never enough. And we know that as a society, we don't have a big enough house, we don't have a nice enough car, we don't have enough money in the bank. And whatever it is, these are all materialistic types of things. But when, the more you achieve, I suppose, or the more you gain, the less that excites you.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm MDT

Let's talk about cravings! They come when our bodies are missing something in our diet. If you are cutting something out like refined sugar, cravings are very normal. You can handle the cravings by replacing what it wants with something healthy.

For example, when you crave sugar you could have something with a natural sugar like an apple or orange, have some healthy baking (granola bar, muffins, cookies etc.) make tea with honey in it or take your mind off the situation completely and go for a walk or get out of the house. Chances are when you come back you won’t think about it anymore.

Remember that cravings are normal. You aren’t doing anything wrong. I still get cravings. Usually when I’ve missed something in my diet that day. Maybe not enough carbs or fats for example.

Address your cravings in a healthy way and they will subside. Also, it is very important to have an evening snack to keep your metabolism going. I believe that the old trick don’t eat after supper comes from the idea that evening snacking is unhealthy food. In this meal plan our snacks are healthy so you don’t have to worry about the food being stored as fat.

Our snacks are very nutrient dense so your body is going to recognize and utilize the nutrients from the food. It won’t be stored. It’s a hard concept to wrap your head around but eating more food (6 small healthy meals a day) will help you lose weight. It keeps your metabolism running at a higher rate and burning off fat.

You don’t want to cut off your metabolism too early in the evening because then it will slow down and stop burning fat. Plus it will be harder to jump start in the morning.

 

Our top 3 Tips on How to Fight Cravings

#1. Consume Smaller Meals Throughout the Day

#2. Always have a meal/snack meal prepared in the fridge

#3. Don’t buy low quality food (so it’s not tempting you sitting in the house)

#4. (Bonus) Find Healthy substitutes

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm MDT

Ran D. Anbar, MD, FAAP, is board certified in both pediatric pulmonology and general pediatrics, offering hypnosis and counseling services at Center Point Medicine in La Jolla, California, and Syracuse, New York. Dr. Anbar is also a past president, fellow and approved consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 

Dr. Anbar is a leader in clinical hypnosis, and his 25 years of experience have allowed him to successfully treat over 7,000 children. He also served as a professor of pediatrics and medicine and the director of pediatric pulmonology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, for 21 years. Dr. Anbar also worked as a guest editor and advisory editor for the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. His experience has offered him the opportunity to direct and co-direct more than 20 clinical workshops on the subject of pediatric hypnosis. Additionally, he has trained more than a thousand healthcare providers and lectured all over the world. 

In addition to his teaching and lecturing experiences, Dr. Anbar has been the principal investigator in 10 published case studies of pediatric hypnosis and involved in research trials of children with cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary disorders. He is a published author of more than 50 articles, abstracts, and book chapters on pediatric functional disorders and pediatric hypnosis. 

Graduating from the University of California-San Diego with undergraduate degrees in biology and psychology, Dr. Anbar earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and pediatric pulmonary fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Anbar received training in hypnosis from the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

What to eat? A good thing to have in your pantry is a snack basket or a snack bin. And you can have granola bars in there, trail mix in there, all ready to grab and go. And have your fruit in the fridge already washed. So you just grab it and go. You can have mixed veggies already chopped up and even in little containers if you can. And then again you just grab and go. I think it all comes back to: If we're not prepared, then it's probably not going to happen.

It's very difficult to live a healthy lifestyle without being properly prepared. So if you could, I suppose, wrap your head around understanding that we need to be prepared on a regular basis, then we're proactive instead of always rushing behind and trying to catch up, especially when it comes to snacking.

Sometimes we're not always sure that we should be snacking all the time and we should be snacking throughout the day. So we can touch on that a little bit about the importance of why we need to be snacking between our regular meals.

So when it comes to the importance of snacking, it's important to understand that we need to snack throughout the day to increase our metabolism. So a lot of times people don't have energy throughout the day. And I think that has a lot to do with lack of food or lack of nutrients. And when we don't have energy, we can't perform well. We all know what it's like to not have proper performance or not feel well, not feel well or energized. So if we can understand that we can increase our metabolism by small meals throughout the day, then we can burn body fat, we can gain energy, we can drop some inches that we're looking for and we can just feel better throughout the day.

I used to believe this or think that the less that you eat throughout the day, you know, for those of you who might be looking to drop a few pounds or lose a bit of weight, I always thought when I was trying to lose weight, the less that you ate, the better. But it wasn't until I started eating more frequently throughout the day and boosting my metabolism that it really started to shed the weight. So it's so interesting because we have that mindset that less food means less weight.

Which is backwards. So when it comes to snacking, you need something like Complete Truth Protein in your smoothies. This is a protein supplement that we designed and it's really based around those nutrients that we don't get throughout the day. So we need whole food in our bodies, we need to continue to put high quality nutrients in our body. complete truth. Complete Truth Protein is made with whole foods. So we have quinoa and we have hemp hearts or hemp seeds. So by putting these good quality nutrients into our body on a regular basis, we can fight cravings. For example, we can gain energy. And one of the first things people say when they start using Complete Truth Protein is that they can't believe how much energy they have. And that's what happens when we put good quality nutrients into our body. 

When our body doesn't recognize, utilize or absorb the foods we put in our body, it's because they're hard to digest or they don't really recognize, or you need to use it in your baking. We have awesome protein balls, for example, it's a great way to increase your metabolism, give you a boost of energy and put proper nutrients into your body throughout the day so you can live healthy all the time.

Direct download: EMB_536_The_Importance_of_Snacking.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

I want to talk about kindness, I just think it's a topic that could be talked about a bit more often and could be more addressed. A lot of people are stressed out and have challenges dealing with emotions. And that's what's most important to practice: caring, empathy, love, kindness. But that's also the hardest to do. And here's the thing, it's like when it's the holidays, right? So at Christmas, you have family stress. You have finances, presents, sometimes traveling, and that is the most stressful time of year. And exercise is the number one way to reduce stress, but it's also the least amount of time people work out. It's kind of funny, but then we have summer as well. Most people, or a good number of people don't really work out in the summer because they are camping and traveling and spending time with family. So I was just comparing the two like we need to exercise to reduce stress right at the holidays.

It's the same thing right now as a good majority of our population is stressed out for whatever reason. It's an interesting paradigm and how that works because it's like they conflict. And I relate most things to food and exercise because that's what we do. But I mean, it's the same thing at the grocery store, right during the holidays when you should be eating healthier and cleaner because our stress is so high. That's when we go and we buy the pies and pastries and refined sugar, right? 

So we have to kind of flip that around. We have to make better choices. And I think when it comes to understanding anger and frustration, like with friends or family members, it's something that most of us don't practice. It's not something you learn in school, it's not something that you could read books and learn about, but it's not something that we openly work on in practice, and I think that we'd be much better off if we did. But it's really that understanding of trying to put yourself in someone else's shoes, which is challenging, of course, but try to see the situation from someone else's perspective. Usually we have so much tunnel vision. It's all about me. It's like ego. Ego and superego, I think.

Direct download: EMB_535_Compassion_Kindness_and_Understanding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Today I'm going to talk about being on a movie set, and it was actually pretty cool. So what happened was they tell you at the very last minute and I don't know if that's because they're so busy or because of privacy reasons. But we actually applied to go to the one that they were filming in Didsbury. 

All they said was, we are looking for extras, send in pictures, which is a bit odd because I feel like they're just looking for bodies like, I don't think it matters what you look like, although it would be flattering to believe or think that you got on because maybe you're good looking. But I think that's a stretch. I think they're just looking for bodies. 

So you need someone that has a flexible job or doesn't have a job, someone that doesn't have kids or can bring their kids with them. And you need someone close enough and then you need someone that can sit there all day and do nothing.

It almost sounds prestigious, but it's not. And I'm only saying that because, and I don't mean like, it's really cool and it's unique and it's different and interesting. But I think that all they need is bodies and people to stand there, and to be a hundred percent honest with you, that's just my perspective. It could be wrong. I don't want to downplay it. It was definitely a cool experience. 

But they did ask me, they said, well, you shave your mohawk, and I was like, Do I have to? And then they said, yes, it was filmed in the 80s, like 80s theme, so it wasn't too many people with mohawks. They don't let you wear any jewelry. So no jewelry of any kind for obvious reasons and people take their glasses off. It was really cool. 

What was most interesting to me is I'll be on set and I'm watching the actors and watching the extras. I'm watching the film crew and it was really cool for me to see the behind the scenes and pay attention to every single detail. And that's what they do. And it sounds funny because earlier I was, I played professional sports and everyone wants to be in the limelight. Everyone wants to be the one. They want to be the star. Well, for me, the behind the scenes was way more interesting. 

So let me tell you the process. This is my first experience. You have to do things a few times before you can feel the energy in the people, but here is what I can tell you about it.

Direct download: EMB_534_What_its_Like_to_be_on_a_Movie_Set.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

It's the little things that we have to get excited about, because there's so much stress right now, so many people are in limbo. I feel like we have to find things to look forward to. We have to find things to get excited about and it doesn't matter what it is like, it could be the sun's coming out a bit earlier or the Sun staying up a bit later. Whatever it is, we have to go and we have to find that positivity. And I got a little secret that I'm going to share with you. It's not really a secret, but I'm looking at snowmobiles, so I have a motorcycle.

I usually post pictures in the summertime or in the spring. If I'm here I love to ride my motorcycle. I've been riding my bike for 20 years and I've never really thought about snowmobiles. I never really thought about snow because I'm a summer person. I like to go to the beach or like to get away from the snow. So I've been looking at snowmobiles and I've been talking to people about snowmobiles. But here's the thing, is that I don't like the winter. Like, I really dislike the winter, and I do just about anything to get away from the winter. So I understand that you have to give yourself something to look forward to, like we work all the time. 

I'm a workaholic, I work from when I get up to when I go to sleep, but we all need hobbies and something like we like to go hiking. We actually made it a plan like consciously said once a week. Every week we're going to go away and get outside. We're going to go for a little hike or we're going to go for a walk, not just a little walk. We're going to drive somewhere because there's so many beautiful places around that we take for granted, and that's something that's been helpful to look forward to throughout the week. But we have to look forward to something. 

So I was kind of messing around. I was like, Well, if I'm sticking around this this winter, I want something to look forward to. And it's still like, I don't have it yet. And the winter has been here for a couple of months here. So I'm still working on the snowmobile thing. But for me, some people like to turn their nose up and they're like, Oh, you don't have time for that? Or where are you going to take it? Or why would you do that? Just really odd. It has nothing to do with someone else. Do you know what I mean? Like, if you want to do something like if something excites you, then people should encourage you to do something. I feel instead of being like, Oh, looking for reasons why? That's not a good idea. It's terribly odd, but I think you have to be careful with who you share your excitement with.

You have to be careful who you share your goals with, who you share your new things with because people will put you down, and that's why people don't share goals. You got to share your goals. You gotta make it public. Friends can possibly put you down. But it's so odd to me, like it has nothing to do with them. They should be like, Go on that, go join that gym, go join that fitness group. Go like you should encourage them. But I feel like people feel like you're leaving them behind or you're doing things exciting and they're not doing anything exciting. There's a number of different reasons why people don't encourage you, but I think it's really sad when you and your friends or people that are supposed to be your friends don't try to encourage you. And I think we have to go out and find those types of people. 

Direct download: EMB_533_Pushing_your_Limits_and_Finding_Something_to_be_Excited_About.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm MDT

On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body, I wanted to open up some of my own Random Thoughts to you.

In this show I talk about business, how it's difficult to find people to help. They want something very specific or they're not going to do it. There's only so much you can do for your business.

How banks are basically stealing from you and how they charge hidden fees, even when they advertise a zero-fee product.

Shady stuff was going on with Amazon Alexa devices, they were basically stealing bandwidth to sell it to other clients.

How social media is regulating what you can or can't say.

What oils need to have in their ingredients to put a name on the label.

How to find a good quality coconut oil - what is MCT oil and the different chains of MCT oil. Which one is better for you.

Food industry and supplements industry: Are they concerned about our health? Why we have to always read ingredients.

And these kinds of things just happen right in front of us.

Hope you enjoy!

Direct download: EMB_532_Random_thoughts_on_Finances_Investments_oils_and_more.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm MDT

When it comes to reducing stress, there's no system in our body like all of our organs do. One of my favorite things about the body and how it's designed is how our bodies have a giant defense mechanism. So when you're doing weights, let's say you're doing curls, for example, your body puts a certain amount of stress on your biceps as you curl to help them grow back bigger next time. So if you put that same amount of stress on it, it'll be able to handle that same movement in motion.

 

Of course, many of us may know that you always want to change up your workouts and it's called muscle confusion so your body doesn't adapt and change which is called the plateau in the fitness world. 

 

And you can stop seeing results, which is why we change your workouts up every time. They're always a different order or a different set or different exercise. And so because of that, we won't keep wanting to continue to change the different stresses we're putting in our body in a good way. So you could argue that you're putting stress on your heart and lungs, for example, when you're working out. 

 

But that's good stress. This stress that we're talking about today isn't necessarily, well, certainly isn't good stress. So the defense mechanism of the body is, you know, when you work out your heart and lungs, for example, they get stronger. They are able to take on more stress than they are able to make your body healthier for a number of different reasons. But when we look at the different organs or different functions of our body, we don't have an actual pump. It's like our lymph nodes don't actually have a pump to help us detox out of our body. We have to do things like exercise or like I've read, those vibration machines work really well for that or bouncing on a trampoline like that would help clear out your lymph nodes, for example.

 

And you know, what's interesting is that your lymph nodes are in your brain, and when you sleep, those lymph nodes detox through your sleep. So that's pretty interesting too, at least for me. But what I'm saying is that when it comes to stress, there's nothing in our body, there's no organ or there's no function that will naturally reduce stress. 

 

Like when we're breathing, you don't consciously breathe. You're not like, “Ok. Don't forget to breathe.” You may never get to. You may forget to take deep breaths, especially when you're stressed out. But there's nothing that says that in your brain, you have to continue to breathe. It's a natural function. 

 

So when it comes to stress in our body, we don't have any natural function. We don't have any organ that's like, OK, that continues to pump or continues to work to reduce stress. So the problem is that we continue to raise our stress levels and then we get stressed out and then we lose our mind. And then all kinds of crazy things happen to our bodies while we're stressed out and we don't do anything to reduce that stress.

Direct download: EMB_531_The_Importance_of_Managing_Stress_Levels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am MDT

We had such a great time last time we brought on R. Blank that we wanted to bring him on again and talk more in depth. 

This is one of our longer shows, but it was well worth it.

This show is jam packed with conversation and tips on how detrimental technology is for your health and what you can do about it.

Tune in to learn hacks, tips and tons of information on how to stay healthy while using your favourite devices and even how to keep your family safe!

Direct download: 530_90_min.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

In part 2 of this 2 part series I talk about the importance of compassion of being a contributing human being to this world.

It's so important to practice compassion espeically in the world we live in today.

We don't know what another is going through and it's best not to judge.

Remain grateful, change your mind set to appreciation and we'd all make this a better world to live in.

Direct download: EMB_529_Compassion_and_gratefulness_PART_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm MDT

In part 1 of this 2 part series I talk about the importance of compassion of being a contributing human being to this world.

It's so important to practice compassion espeically in the world we live in today.

We don't know what another is going through and it's best not to judge.

Remain grateful, change your mind set to appreciation and we'd all make this a better world to live in.

Direct download: EMB_528_Compassion_and_gratefulness_PART_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm MDT

GeNienne Samuels is the founder and president of Sideline Prep, as well as an accomplished entrepreneur, consultant, coach, and public speaker. Freelancing as a news anchor, producer, and reporter, Samuels is also a Business Process Reengineer(BPR), quality and process improvement consultant, and holds the distinguished credential of being a Project Management Professional(PMP).

Samuels recently retired as a Wizard Girl for the NBA’s Washington Wizards to take on the role as the In-Arena Host for the Washington Wizards. In addition to her love of stunting, cheerleading, and dance, GeNienne owns a quality consulting company, GS Consulting & Communication, Inc.(GSCC), that services the State of Maryland, the Federal Government, and small businesses and nonprofits in the DC Metropolitan area. GeNienne is also the host for two television shows: “Operation Rising Star'' (in support of the military) which airs on the Pentagon Channel and “SchoolScene: (in support of Fairfax County Public Schools) which can be viewed on RedApple21 in Fairfax County.

Sideline Prep is an international network of current and former professional and semi-professional cheerleaders that fully prepare aspiring professional cheerleaders with the knowledge, style, and glamour to walk into professional cheerleading prep classes and auditions for the NFL and NBA with confidence and ultimately, “sideline-ready.” GeNienne and her team of coaches have spent years developing, implementing, testing, tracking, and tweaking strategies, techniques and advice to target the techniques that yield positive results so they can share, deliver, and teach what really works.

Direct download: EMB_527_Sideline_Prep_-_GeNienne_Samuels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am MDT

Chronic pain is something many deal with, much more than we know.

In fact, there's a good chance we'll all deal with chronic pain in one way or another.

Let's talk about how to prevent, how to treat and how to deal with what can be a debilitating experience.

In this show I also talk about participation awards, learning from failure and not understanding what it's like to go through life's ups and downs.

And finally hard work, one of my favourite topics. There is no substitute for hard work.

Hard work gives us more options, it makes us better people and prepares us for life especially going through hard work early on at a younger age.

Direct download: EMB_525_Chronic_Pain_Participation_Awards_and_Hard_Work.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm MDT

Joe Cohen won the genetic lottery of bad genes. As a kid, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog,
fatigue, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, and other issues that were poorly understood in both
conventional and alternative medicine.

Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a journey of
self-experimentation and self-learning to improve his health - something that has since become known as
"biohacking".

After creating the biohacker's ultimate resource website, SelfHacked, Joe moved on to found SelfDecode,
the ultimate biotech software platform for DNA and lab-based health recommendations. Today,
SelfDecode helps thousands of users discover how to meet their health goals through gene-based
science.

Direct download: EMB_525_Sef_Decode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm MDT

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.

We need to start with achievable goals first and build a sustainable plan that will last, instead of jumping in with two feet having no idea why or what we're doing.

Working together is important, even if you're used to doing these things on your own. There's a reason this hasn't worked in the past, most likely because you've tried to do it on your own.

Find a community, find a support group and you'll quickly find out how important it is.

Consider other goals as well. In most cases people only set wellness goals, but what about financial for example, what about adventure. Do something you're not used to, think outside the box and you'll be all the better for it!

Direct download: EMB_523_Why_New_Years_Resolutions_Dont_Work.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

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!

Direct download: EMB_523_Holiday_Health_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

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 💙🙏💙

Direct download: EMB_522_Supporting_Local_over_the_Holidays.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm MDT

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.

Direct download: EMB_521_R_Blank_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

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.

Direct download: EMB_520_Chronic_Pain_60min.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm MDT

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.

Direct download: EMB_519_Why_Censorship_is_a_good_thing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm MDT

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.

Direct download: EMB_518_Scott_M.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

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
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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.


He’s also published hundreds of articles ranging from daily newspapers such as The Washington Post to pop-sci publications like Scientific American as well as magazines like FORTUNE and academic journals.

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.

Direct download: EMB_516_Paul_S_Interview.mp3
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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
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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. 
Direct download: EMB_514_Healthy_Gut_Girl.mp3
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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.
In this order I’d suggest considering what ‘proteins’ you’ll add to each meal to make sure you have a complete macronutrients profile.


Eggs
Fish
Chicken
Turkey
Red Meat

 

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.
The list goes on, there are many examples I can come up with to show you that you can get plenty of protein from plants alone. Am I saying you’ll get enough protein from having a green smoothie once a day?

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),
We could run into a health issue for lack of nutrients. For example a lack of iron could cause anemia, which isn’t a good thing. Side note, algae has tons of iron if this is an issue for you.


And finally we’re forced to use pharmaceuticals which is many cases cause side effects which only equals more meds.

Direct download: EMB_513_Lets_Talk_About_Protein_-_Drew__Dorothy.mp3
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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.

Direct download: EMB_512_Depopulation.mp3
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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.

Direct download: EMB_511_Carbs__Eat_this_not_that_V2.mp3
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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.

 


Dr. Varma’s mission is to change the way we treat chronic bacterial diseases, and is working tirelessly to achieve this goal with a microbiome-based technology platform. He is passionate about promoting scientific literacy, and devotes a significant amount of time demystifying microbiome research and making the latest research accessible to the general public.

Direct download: EMB_510_-_Skin_Microbiome_Research.mp3
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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.
 
Where
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.
 
What
 
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!
 
When
 
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.
 
https://trueformlife.com/10-day-online-sugar-detox/
Direct download: EMB_509_Sugar_Detox.mp3
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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.

Direct download: EMB_508_Healthy_Fats.mp3
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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. 

Direct download: EMB_498_Chronic_Ilness_-_Nathanael.mp3
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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.

Direct download: EMB_506_Back_to_school_and_back_on_track.mp3
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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.

Direct download: EMB_505_Christal_G.mp3
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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
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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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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.

Direct download: 502_Hard_gainers_and_how_to_gain_weight.mp3
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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.
Direct download: EMB_501_Maureen_Pelton__Charlie_Hartwell.mp3
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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.

Direct download: EMB_500_How_To_Beat_The_Heat.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Aaron_H_on_Covid.mp3
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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.

Direct download: EMB_498_Aaron.mp3
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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.

Direct download: EMB_497_Managing_Expectations_for_Happiness.mp3
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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.

Direct download: EMB_496_Holistic_Dental_Care.mp3
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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Let's talk about Why New Years Resolutions Don't Work
 
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.
 
We need to start with achievable goals first and build a sustainable plan that will last, instead of jumping in with two feet having no idea why or what we're doing.
 
Working together is important, even if you're used to doing these things on your own. There's a reason this hasn't worked in the past, most likely because you've tried to do it on your own.
 
Find a community, find a support group and you'll quickly find out how important it is.
 
Consider other goals as well. In most cases people only set wellness goals, but what about financial for example, what about adventure. Do something you're not used to, think outside the box and you'll be all the better for it!
 
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Even though the holidays is supposed to be the most joyous time of year, it can certainly be the most stressful. So we put together a check list for you to follow, to help you keep your stress levels low at this time of year.
 
 
Exercise is the #1 way to reduce stress!
 
Unfortunately it seems as though exercise is the first to go when we're stressed out. Do yourself a favour, get to exercising to prevent too much stress, and when that stress arrives, don't miss out on any of your workouts.
 
 
Breathing Exercises
 
This is another great way to reduce stress. There are many different ways to practice breathing. The easiest one is, breathe in for a count of 5, hold for a count of 5 and breathe out for a count of 5.
 
Try this cycle 10 times around and watch that stress melt away!
 
 
Reduce Alcohol Consumption
 
Easier said than done especially during the holidays. We're not saying don't drink at all. What we're saying is, you don't have to over indulge every night. You don't have to have an alcoholic beverage every time you watch a movie, wrap presents (or open them ;)), or every time you visit family.
 
Many people don't know alcohol contributes to stress, anxiety and depression. So skip the booze blues this year and try a different type of beverage.
 
 
Create Healthy Habits
 
More people than we know create unhealthy habits at this time of year. So why not flip the script and start creating healthy habits. It'll make starting out in the New Year that much easier!
 
Create healthy habits like some of the exercises on this list to reduce your holiday stress.
 
 
Add quality foods to your diet
 
I know that we'd rather not think about better nutrition at this time of the year. We want the appetizers and pie's and drinks. But we should really consider adding quality foods to our diet.
 
Quality foods will help reduce stress, they will help heal your body and they'll even put you in a better mood, especially when things are a bit more stressful during the holidays.
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Nationally acclaimed game show host Gene Jones has spent his life entertaining and inspiring other to achieve creative excellence. From seminars on innovation to more than thirty-five years of professional speech writing, the breadth of Jones’s extraordinary career in the world of entertainment spans more than four decades.

Jones has also enjoyed notable success as a professional juggler, fire-eater, magician, producer, director, radio personality, arts administrator, and television sports commentator in addition to serving as Associate Editor of the Guinness Book of World Records. During that span of time, Jones often appeared on national television shows as the official Guinness Book of World Records spokesperson and world record judge.

As a result of his work with the Guinness Book of World Records, Jones created the ingenious GIMME A HINT!® Trivia Game Show. Touring nationwide, he has performed this comedic theatrical game show more than twenty-five hundred times in the past three decades. In addition to hosting game shows, Jones frequently teaches his three signature seminars: The Nine Pillars of Creativity, The Art of Presentation, and The Art of Breakthrough Thinking. For major events and special occasions, Jones often writes customized speeches for his numerous long-time corporate and private clients.

Jones’s most eclectic pursuit is in the field of Sound Healing. Utilizing Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, tuning forks and exotic musical instruments, Jones has developed a sophisticated transformational sonic protocol. This unique program creates an exhilarating experience for individual clients as well as larger group meditations. In addition to leading transformational sound workshops, Jones is also a recipient of the Friendship Award from the United Nations for his concert performances with crystal bowls.

Throughout his career Jones has written in a variety of genres ranging from radio commercials to murder mysteries. His unique backstory format in Younger and Wiser bridges the gap between literary memoir and free-form prose forming a powerful synthesis that is intimate and insightful.

Penned over the course of Jones’s extensive career, often in exotic locations around the world, the poems of Younger and Wiser were collected in a leather briefcase that became their home for decades before being dusted off and distilled into passionate reflections brimming with wisdom and humor.

For more information about Gene Jones, visit his websites:
gimmeahint.com
triviation.com
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On this episode of Exploring Mind and Body we're going to talk about Self Care During the Holidays.

Self care during the holidays is so important. In fact it could be the most important time of the year.

We have appetizers, and family and finances, all in which could stress us out. So we have to continue to take care of ourselves especially at the most stressful time of year.

A. Believe that you're worth it

Believe that you're worth it because you are. You deserve to be strong and healthy all year long, especially at this time of year!

B. Affirmations

We love affirmations as constant reminders of who are, and or who you want to become. Help yourself have that belief in yourself by continually reminding yourself using affirmations.

C. Make a plan

If you fail to plan you plan to fail. Have a workout plan, have a nutrition plan, take all the thinking out of it. Make sure you have a plan that you can stick to and find a professional to do it for you if you're not sure how.

D. Make yourself a priority

Remember that you deserve this. So make yourself a priority. We make everyone else in our lives a priority and we put ourselves last. Put yourself at the top of the list and you'll have more to give.

E. Make time for yourself

We all have the same hours in the day, it's not that we don't have time, it's more so that we don't make the time it takes to get our workouts in, or to meal plan and prep.

Make that time because you deserve it!

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Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon Psy.D., DABPS, C.HT. is a double board certified integrative and interventional psychologist, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and master success coach. She's considered an expert in integrative health and believes in a holistic approach-treating the body and the mind.

She leads a very successful integrative and functional health and wellness practice, serving clients locally and internationally. She and her multidisciplinary team focus on wellness, preventive care and coaching to help people live healthier, happier and more satisfying lives. What makes her truly unique and exceptional is her broad and deep skill set and her approach to health and wellness.

As the founder and director of Dr. Aimee and Associates, and now The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness, Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon and her team of experts don't just treat symptoms, they solve health problems, create better outcomes and change lives.
 
As a coach, Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon has worked with individuals and corporations including FedEx, UPS, McDonald's, Red Bull and the U.S. Army. She is a frequent speaker at Harvard and regularly appears on television news shows such as ABC, NBC, and FOX. Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon also hosts the popular radio show, Mind Over Matters on AM 820, which airs every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. CST.

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On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body, I wanted to open up some of my own Random Thoughts to you.

In this show I talk about how much I dislike the phone, and all the detriments that come along with being glued to your phone.

I talk about a new book I'm reading about Buddhism and the benefits from studying how the mind works.

And I also talk about Morning Routines and the importance of setting up your day for success!

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Lisa Peranzo has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. She has worked with a diverse population, including first responders, athletes and adolescents.

Her experience in the fitness industry has also included working with clients to rehab from a variety of injuries, from spinal chord injuries and brain injuries, recovery from childbirth, to sports related injuries as well as joint replacements.

Her focus is always to help her clients find their own strength and power from their fitness routine.

She is a PMA certified Pilates Instructor, Senior Trainer, Certified CrossFit Instructor, and Certified Barre Above Instructor, Lisa also has a certification in Paleo Nutrition, a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Human Behavior.

In addition to being the founder and CEO of A Healthful Life, Lisa has been featured in various magazines and on podcasts including San Diego Voyager magazine, ShoutOut magazine, SHIFT magazine, Mental Cement podcast, and the Love of Purple podcast.

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Choosing Better Ingredients is a way of life, it really is. Choose better quality isn't just about ingredients, it's what you choose on a regular basis.

Let's take ingredients first. The better ingredients you put in your body, the better your body will feel, the better your body feels the more confidence you'll have. And the more confidence you have the better you'll be able to perform your day to day tasks.

Consider feeling energized, having mental clarity; how about being in more control of your mood and emotions.

It all starts with choosing better, for your body, for your life.

If you choose better quality ingredients, you tend to make better choices in your life.

Choose better to whom you hang out with, choose better to what you do with your personal time, choose a better environment.

It's a way of life, choose better because you deserve it.

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Dr. Nelli Gluzman, founder and head physician at Blossom Pediatrics, is passionately dedicated to helping you rescue your child’s health. She utilizes an integrative, functional, and holistic approach to medicine. This approach is one that focuses on the root cause of chronic illness in children, allowing for the complete reversal of symptoms and the elimination of long term conditions.

“Doctor Mom”, as her patients have fondly nicknamed her, is dedicated to helping each child find relief from their illness, allowing them to live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. This is achieved through individualized treatment plans based entirely on what will work best for each particular child.

Working with the sickest children inside the hospitals of NY as well as running her own practice; Dr. Gluzman is trained and experienced in both conventional and holistic medicine. She is passionate about helping each child regain and sustain optimal health through a customized blending of functional and integrative medicine. Throughout this highly specialized process, the child’s transformative healing is predicated on the strong partnership formed between Dr. Gluzman and each family she treats. All the factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration; including the body, mind, spirit, community.

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Fermented foods is without question, one of the best ways to improve digestion.

Some of my favourite fermented foods include: Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Kimchi and Miso.

I choose to make homemade kombucha but there is some great local businesses that produce their own, which in my opinion would be better than a mass produced product.

If you are purchasing Sauerkraut make sure it's raw and needs to be stored in the fridge.

Kimchi is my favourite of all of these and again I choose to make my own. Pay attention to the store bought kimchi products, many are packed with toxins that won't do your digestive system any good.

And last on my list is Soy products. In most cases I choose to avoid soy. Unless they are fermented. You can find health benefits from both Miso and Tempeh.

All the best in your search for improving your digestion!

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Jennie Lee is the award-winning author of three books: SPARK CHANGE: 108 Provocative Questions for Spiritual Evolution TRUE YOGA: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment; and BREATHING LOVE: Meditation in Action.

She is also a certified yoga therapist and spiritual coach, who has counseled private clients worldwide for over 20 years.

From her studies in yoga philosophy and spiritual psychology Jennie has a large toolbox of practices that promote optimal wellbeing and purposeful living.

When she is not writing or coaching, she enjoys surfing with her husband near their home in Hawai’i.

For more, visit  www.JennieLeeYogaTherapy.com

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It's so important to have an attitude of gratitude. Might sound cliche to some, but show your appreciation on a regular basis for the smallest things will change your entire mindset and outlook on the day.
 
Try waking up in the morning and thinking of just a few things that you're grateful for. It doesn't matter how small; doing this for a few days and then a few weeks you'll quickly find out how powerful our mind is.
 
Before long your mind will start to be attracted to positive things in your life. When you're focused on the positive instead of the negative, more things start to open it's arms to you.
 
You'll find yourself in better relationships, a healthier environment; you'll create more abundance in your life.
 
All by starting with an attitude of gratitude. Stop complaining, avoid those people that are always in that mind frame, create your own positivity and let the rest take over.

 

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Hello my name is doc Noolee with i.Athlete Physio.
My expertise is helping you get rid of that pain that limits you from living the healthy, active lifestyle you love to.
I am a physical therapist with a board certification in orthopedics.
I value every clients outcome and their experience with me - get clients out of pain now and forever.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:31am MDT

It's so important to understand what we put on our body ultimately goes in our bodies.

Our skin is our biggest organ and we need to treat it right. The problem is, no one wants to hear this information.

Who wants to spend extra money on products, and have to read all the ingredients each time you buy.

Not many, I mean I certainly don't. But it's necessary to know exactly what goes in your body, what it does to your body and it's affecting our health.

In this show I talk about a few things we should stay away from when it comes to cosmetics or the toxins in your bathroom.

I hope you enjoy the show and I hope it's eye opening to some.

You can find more details in my book called Detoxify Yourself which is what I'm referencing throughout this show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Oscar Smith has a lifelong dedication to fitness as a lifestyle. Oscar has personally mastered multiple disciplines to develop a specialized training system for total body transformation. His fitness services are offered at his chic Tribeca personal training gym, O-D Studio. His level of experience and expertise has made him one of the most sought-out trainers in NYC.

With athletic experiences on his high school football and track and field teams, Smith went on to major in physical education and minor in business, and receive his master’s degree in kinesiology and biomechanics.


During college, he also become a level two all-around gymnast. With over 25 years of experience, Oscar’s notable accomplishments range in scope.

Oscar is a Certified Personal Trainer [ISSA-International Sports and
Science Association], Certified Flexibility Technician, Gymnastics Coach [USGF- United States Federation of Gymnastics], Kinesiology and Biomechanics Specialist (movement of the muscles and tendons), Senior Ocean Lifeguard and Ocean Rescuer (diver), USLA Competitor [United States Lifesaving Association], six-time tri-athlete (30-mile bike ride, six-mile run, one-mile swim), and a New York City Marathon participant. He was also a grade 3 ocean beach lifeguard and member of the lifeguard
completion team, travelling to compete in worldwide events.

Smith started his personal training gym, O-D Studio in 2003, before anyone knew what a personal training gym was. He had a simple vision: to create somewhere where people could work out with a one-on-one trainer, where people didn’t pay for the use of a building, but for the use of a trainer. What he didn’t realize in creating his vision is that his gym would come to attract celebrities, because they could work out without the prying
eyes of the public. O-D Studio has since attracted celebrities that include:
Katharine McPhee, Tom Brady, Rosario Dawson, Val Kilmer, and many others.

Smith is the author of the book Natural Strength, which focuses on how readers can overcome their weight loss plateaus, and also encourages readers to reconnect with their inner child and try different things to have fun working out again. He also has a YouTube show, S.W.E.A.T., which explores the latest trends in working out, from aerial silks to trampoline workouts to underwater spin.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am MDT

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