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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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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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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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Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D., and Robby Barbaro, MPH, are the cofounders of Mastering Diabetes, a coaching program that teaches people how to reverse insulin resistance via low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Cyrus has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002 and has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from UC Berkeley. Robby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000 and has been living a plant-based lifestyle since 2006. He worked at Forks Over Knives for 6 years and earned a Master’s in Public Health in 2019.

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Blake D. Bauer is the author of the international bestselling book You Were Not Born To Suffer. Each year he helps thousands of people who cannot find effective support from conventional psychology, medicine, or religion.

Blake is a world-renowned teacher and speaker with an extensive background in psychology, alternative medicine, nutrition, traditional healing, and mindfulness meditation.

Based on both his personal experience overcoming deep suffering, addiction, and adversity, as well as his professional success with over 100,000 people worldwide, Blake’s pioneering work integrates what he’s found to be the most effective approaches to optimal mental, emotional, and physical health.

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It's so important to build a supportive community.

We need to find people that lift us up, people that support us; those that are positive and can shine light into our lives.

The most successful people in the world, surround themselves with others that are successful.

Olympic athletes to the same. So if we want to be successful, if we want to for our optimal achievement with whatever it is in life, we need to find like minded individuals that can help not hinder.

If you're looking for health, find healthy people; if you're looking for improved fitness, find those that workout.

We're here to help you reach our optimal health so you can live your life in vitality.

It all begins with Building a Supportive Community.

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Mandy Barbee, MA Economics & CCHT, founder of Palladium Mind, is a transformation and healing expert who has helped hundreds of clients across the globe to overcome anxiousness and thrive in business, health, and life.

By combining the power of imagery with their innate capabilities, she empowers men and women to regain a positive sense of control, transcend struggle, and enjoy everything more.

Mandy’s signature method is the natural result of certifications in clinical hypnotherapy, neurolinguistics, and mind-body connection intersecting with 15 years of leadership experience in three commercial industries and the US military.

She is obsessed with co-creating massive, lasting & positive changes with others using practical actions and fun, natural techniques.

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We're got another new show coming at you this week and we're talking all about Fitness!

We're changing this show up just a bit, and combing two guest interviews from Chad Austin and Chris DiVecchio.

We thought it would be fun to combine two similar perspectives as we talk about turning your fitness routines into habits and then a lifestyle.

It's so important to create healthy habits if you want to see sustainable lasting changes. And these guests are the perfect guys to bring that all together.

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Hollan Hawaii is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, health advocate, former restaurant owner, mom of three, plant-based cookbook author, and expert in vegan plant-based food.

She has been on her own health journey for 13 years and loves sharing her perspective and experience with food that led her to be in charge of her own health.

Hollan is here today to share her journey in hopes of inspiring you to go after your dream body and dream life.

Welcome to the show, Hollan!

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There are so many Benefits to joining a step challenge. In this show I'm going to talk about the building of a community, creating friendships, finding new motivation and inspiration; and working towards your fitness goals and aspirations!

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Michael DiSalvo is CEO of Coconut Country Living, an Organic Gluten Free Superfoods Company dedicated to healing the body and our planet. After being diagnosed with a chronic illness in 1993, Michael spent many years wrestling with pain, anxiety, and depression until learning about the secrets of Ayurveda and natural medicine.

Having met his wife of 12 years in the outback of Perth, Australia, at the complete opposite side of the world from his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, he eventually began to spread the secrets of healing tasty foods to thousands of Americans who believe in Nature's power to heal and rejuvenate.

Michael has authored several books, including The History of Turmeric’s Secret Benefits for Health and Beauty: What the Yogis Aren’t Telling You, and the Moringa Miracle. He currently lives outside Cincinnati with his wife Mary and his four children, who are typical Coconut Country kids.

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Dr. Allen Lycka (pronounced LIKE-uh) is acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the world. A pioneer in cosmetic surgery, he helped develop several new technologies and has spoken on podiums around the globe. In 2003, Dr. Lycka was diagnosed with ALS and given 6 months to live. After fighting the diagnosis, he is here today as a result of his courage and determination. Having been given a “golden ticket” Dr. Lycka used his experience to co-author the book The Secrets of Living A Fantastic Life with Harriet Tinka and speaks to groups around the world about transforming lives. Welcome to the show, Dr. Lycka!

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Jack Stafford is a British singer-songwriter renowned for his thought-provoking lyrics. He is on a mission to use his songs to serve others and help people overcome the manipulative, materialistic message that is distorting modern society. Jack’s new album Deeper is a series of self-help songs that will help people get perspective on the current Corona crisis. The songs are inspired by his own life experiences and mental struggles. Jack previously lived a toyboy lifestyle in Amsterdam, working as a copywriter, musician, and fashion designer. However, this led to burnout and breakdown, so Jack set off on a bicycle tour through 45 countries as a nomadic troubadour, playing over 700 house concerts in return for a place to sleep.

Jack grew through all these experiences, countless self-help books and podcasts, and Vipassana meditation. As a documentary songwriter and modern-day troubadour, he writes non-fictional songs with a goal of instructing, educating, or maintaining a historical record.

Jack lives in seclusion in southern Italy. When not making music, he is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, meditation teacher, Acroyoga dilettante, permaculture gardener, touring cyclist, founder of Copywriter Collective, student of metaphysics and Italian representative of The Aetherius Society.

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Chad Austin is a personal trainer, speaker, and the owner of Priority Fitness in Overland Park, Kansas. Priority Fitness’s name was inspired by his best selling book, Make Fitness A Priority: How to win the fight against your excuses. Chad was inspired to focus his speaking and writing on long term health after seeing so many people reach their short term fitness goals only to fall back into bad habits.


Chad is passionate about helping people who can’t find time for fitness learn how to stop making excuses, so they can make it a priority in their lives. He expertly helps steer people away from the desire of instant gratification and helps them make changes that lead to long term fitness, not just temporary success.


Chad knows firsthand the power that exercise can have in transforming your mental and physical health, and through his public speaking engagements, books, personal training programs (both in person and online), and 6-week challenges, he is making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Direct download: Make_Fitness_a_Priority.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am MST

In this show I explain the benefits of cold water therapy. From helping me heal during my professional athlete days to challenges I've done on my own to find out what benefits it has to offer for myself.

Some of the topics I discuss include:

Improved circulation, Reduce muscle inflammation, increased metabolism, lymphatic cleansing, mental toughness.

Even if you don't think cold water therapy is for you, check out this show. With all the benefits it has to offer, you wouldn't lose anything by giving it a try.

In fact you may even find yourself enjoying it more than you'd like to let on.

Direct download: Benefits_of_Cold_Water_Therapy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm MST

Let's talk about how to Create an Amazingly delicious Salad! Yes I know, we've heard it all before. Salads are boring, I'm hungry right after, salads are Rabbit food!

Not the case. In this show I'll teach you how to create an Amazingly delicious salad. How you make it a full meal, meaning you'll a balance of all the macronutrients you need.

How to spice it up, how to make a few changes, how to make a salad so you're not hungry 20 mins after you eat it.

It's all here, you'll even learn about digestion, how to gain energy and how salad helps with both.

Direct download: Create_an_Amazingly_Delicious_Salad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm MST

My name is Caroline Collins, some may call me CC, and I originally am from the countryside of western Massachusetts.

After being physically attacked and fearing my life 10 years ago, I realized I knew nothing about how to use my body to protect myself. I sought after a martial art and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu found me. After completing my Master’s in Science Education, I moved out to California from Massachusetts to train with the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and world champion athlete, Cobrinha, and simultaneously start my career in my other passion: nutrition science education. My aim was to teach people how to live healthier and happier in their bodies through conscious existence and natural nutrition.

After five years of teaching, serving as a teaching fellow for the National Science Foundation, I left my job as the science department chair in LAUSD, to train and compete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu full-time and to start a health food business that provides natural nutrition to athletes. That small business brought me to larger current business and the full-time athletic pursuit brought me to now, teaching fitness through applied, scientific, and strategic knowledge. I also design and create nutrition programs for clients, with various needs and lifestyles.

My goal is for my clients to feel beautiful and look beautiful with confidence, strength, and technique.

Along with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I have been training Capoeira for 6 years, an Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts. I also have trained Yoga for 17 years, Snowboarding for over 20 years, and just overall athlete.

Accomplishments:
World Ranked Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
Yoga Instructor
Implemented & lead Yoga program for high school students in LAUSD
Business Owner

Direct download: Living_a_Jiu-Jitsu_Lifestyle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body Kristin Brown is going to talk about the importance of understanding digestive health. As a registered dietician she says the good majority of her clients deal with digestion issues in some way. On today’s show we’ll focus on how 70% of our immune system residents in our gut, serotonin production in our gut and basic digestion and absorption.

Kristin Brown is a Registered Dietitian running a local and online nutrition consulting practice in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Kristin is the voice behind the blog Grounded Health Nutrition, helping people craft a healthy life they love using delicious food and sustainable lifestyle practices. Through her practice, Kristin shows people that eating healthy and loving the food they eat CAN be done and that creating a lifestyle that is both healthy AND indulgent is the key to long term success.

Show Notes:

  • Digestive health,
  • inflammation
  • diet sustainability
  • focus on prevention
  • immune system
  • digestion and absorption
  • antibiotics
  • probiotics
  • gas, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea is not normal
  • chew your food
  • rest and digest
  • mindful eating 
  • gut health bacteria
  • fermented foods
  • puradyme (where to get probiotics)
  • back to basics
  • whole foods
Direct download: Digestive_Health_with_Kristin_Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm MST

May times we don't consider what our personal environment is like. We don't consider cleaning it up, or we don't think about why our life feels like it's a disaster.

All the while, our desk is cluttered, our car had garbage on the floor, we don't have dedicated rooms to do anything.

In this show I talk about how to organize our life for success. How to do the little things that'll make a big difference.

What are we surrounding ourselves with, what do we see and hear. We are we hanging out with and how to make a change in our lives.

Direct download: Improving_your_personal_environment.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm MST

Few people think about actually finding success, in fact few plan for in. In this show I'd like to argue more people actually plan for failure instead of success. Many people are just trying to get by, or hang on. Instead of actually thriving. What does success look like to you?

How have you planned for it, how will you handle it? What steps have you taken to make sure you don't fall back to the same place that you were before you found success? In this show I bring up a topic that may not be thought of often. I hope it gives you a different perspective on how to hold on to that success and even find more!

Direct download: EMB__441_-_Are_you_preparing_for_success_or_failureSmall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm MST

Goals isn't something many of us what to talk about, but they are something that will change our lives forever. In fact in this show Drew and Dorothy teach you how to create life changing goals that will last and change the way you look at goals and maybe even how you live your life.

They actually open up this conversation from their private membership site to give you a sneak peak at what goes inside, how they go live for this private audience and what how they teach sustainable life change ways.

Direct download: How_to_Create_Life_Changing_Goals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

DR. NIEUSMA is our fearless CEO/Chief Toxicologist here at Superior Toxicology & Wellness, an international scientific consulting firm that he founded.  For the past 30 years, DrJoe has been active in toxicology research. He has been able to improve water quality and remove carcinogens from treated water.

He has assisted private clients to review their medical records and help them to eliminate unnecessary prescription drugs from their profile. As a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Vitro       Biopharma, DrJoe helped market stem-cell related products for diabetes research to scientific, pharmaceutical, and ultimately medical markets.

With the overwhelming options for better health, we are often left confused and with more questions then answers. Dr. Nieusma provides solutions to our medical questions, giving us back the power of our own health.  

Direct download: EMB_439_Toxicology___Medication_Hazards.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm MST

Matt Maruca is a researcher, entrepreneur, and educator of the field of photobiology, mitochondria, and optimal human health. He is the Founder of Ra Optics, a company that makes products to help people minimize the negative sides of our modern technologies and lifestyle so that they can fully enjoy their lives.

Matt’s passion for enlightening others came out of his own experience with health issues as a child. Since suffering from health issues as a child, he has since tested many allopathic drugs, “alternative” treatments, and diets, ultimately coming to find that the science of mitochondrial medicine is the first to have clearly proven that the cause of all “chronic” disease is mitochondrial dysfunction, the first cause of which is artificial light frequencies altering biologic cycles.

He is currently focused on research in the field of photobiology, the scientific study of the beneficial and harmful interactions of light on living organisms.

Direct download: EMB_438_Health_Risks_of_Too_Much_Screen_Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

Many people are working out at home these days so I thought it would be a perfect time to share some at home workout tips to help increase your success while trying to stay in shape at home.

We have a long list of  tips, suggestions and ideas within the show. From finding supportive groups to accountability partners; programming in advance, finding professionals to help or making it work yourself on social media. 

We hope you enjoy the show, and we can help with anything please let us know! 

Direct download: EMB_427_-_At_Home_Workout_Tips_Updated.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm MST

I'm an award-winning author, speaker, teacher, technologist, and feminist. My long-time practice of meditation and mindfulness informs my view of the mixed-up roles of men and women. 

There are many paths to transformation and change. One of the most critical changes is for people who identify as females to understand and live their vast, core power. People who identify as men must reawaken and revive their innate ability to imbue profound, resonant love into their lives and world. I teach meditation and mindfulness to help people log into these core qualities.

I’ve authored three books: 

- The Power of the Loving Man (to be released on March 17, 2020)

- Women, Meditation, and Power

- American Buddhist Rebel: The Story of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz (winner of four literary awards; U.S. Best Books--2, The Eric Hoffer Award, and the Benjamin Franklin Award)

Additional book and audiobook projects are underway. Through my company, Skye Pearl, I focus on creating truthful and powerful global communications through various forms of media.

I especially want to reach out to: 

- Women and men who desire to learn more about meditation, 

- Parents who want to raise sons who respect women and girls who respect themselves, and

- Young, college-age women who are ready to come in to and claim their power.

I am a Director of The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism. I lead the grant category titled “Women in Buddhism.” Over the past decade, we’ve awarded grants to over 150 Buddhist organizations, most of whom are involved in social movements including teaching meditation and mindfulness at schools, prisons, military veteran facilities, homeless shelters, hospitals, city streets, and youth organizations.

I began my career as a freelance journalist and soon segued into Hollywood public relations, landing A-list clients in a number of entertainment sectors. Intrigued by the field of computer science, I left public relations in the 90s to take in-depth training in computer science. I was soon managing multi-million dollar IT projects for top Wall Street firms. Throughout my working life, I have taught and practiced meditation and mindfulness and observed first-hand the urgent need for upending gender norms to achieve world balance.

Direct download: EMB_436_Life_Changing_Meditation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am MST

DiVecchio has made media headlines such as Good Morning America, The New York Post, Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness for helping his client win the largest weight loss prop bet to date of $1.2 million dollars. This professional poker player shed seventy pounds after his high stakes poker buddies bet him $1.2 million to get from 33% body to below 10% body fat in six months. Chris has also been featured on KTLA Morning News to talk about his book The 5x2 Method Revealing the Power of Your Senses. 
 
Chris DiVecchio brings an innovative approach to health and fitness with a unique blend of self-development transformation training. With over 20 years of experience, DiVecchio has trained everyone from athletes to models to people just trying to find time to fit in a workout. The majority of his clientele consists of high-level executives who have spent their lives building their wealth and success at the expense of their health and wellness and are now truly dedicated to balancing both.
 
As a fitness trainer and lifestyle specialist, Chris understands the importance of maintaining that balance which is why his programs are custom-designed to integrate into each individual’s lifestyle.  For many, it can often feel like an interruption.  DiVecchio believes that fitness and lifestyle do not need to live separately which is why he works intently with each client to customize a program that brings these two worlds together seamlessly and with sustainability. Between work, marriage, kids and social activities, it’s easy for people to get lost and wake up one day wondering what happened? When did I stop caring about my health? 

DiVecchio’s philosophy of 1 v.s. 23 suggests that the 1 hour a day you workout is important but it’s the choices you make with the other 23 hours of your day that have a much greater impact on the quality of your overall health and happiness. He uses a three-fold approach that focuses on nutrition, training and vitamin supplementation to target what he calls preventative health & wellness.  The key component of his program is accountability coaching. He takes the time to properly educate each client while honing their skills with time management and stress management to show just how easy it is to eliminate the excuses and get results.
Direct download: EMB_435_-_Life_changing_million_dollar_bet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am MST

Jacquelyn has been ranked top 5 Yoga Instructor to follow on Instagram, and has been featured in Shape Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Bride Magazine, the Alo Yoga Mindful Movement Book, and was a select interview guest on Los Angeles’ Morning News KTLA 5.

Jacquelyn is the founder of the Stretchy Fit App -where you can find your confidence & motivation through at-home yoga training for flexibility, strength, and a calm mind. It didn’t happen overnight for Jacquelyn but after 14 years of being a fitness & yoga teacher, 1,000’s of students reaching their goals in her online programs, and an online community of over 500,000 people just like you - Jacquelyn has uncovered what works - and why.

Direct download: EMB_434_How_to_Increase_Your_Flexibility.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm MST

My name is Kyle Flynn, I am the Owner of The Blueprint LA which is a Group Training Facility built on Culture, Community and Connection. I was born and raised in the City of Torrance and am the middle child of 3 boys. Growing up I participated in every sport under the sun and loved to compete. I was never a good student so I focused my energy on sports, being active and escaping from the classroom.
 
When I was in High School I excelled in Football and ended up earning a Scholarship to the University of Arizona State to play for the Sun Devils. Unfortunately, I found myself in some trouble and ended up going to LA Harbor College to play Football at the Junior College level. After a year and a half at Harbor College I was able to earn a scholarship to play Football at San Jose State University to play for the Spartans. 
 
My Training Career started after I was finished in San Jose and moved home. I came home and was dead broke, found a local gym and asked if I could start training there. At the time I was living out of a 1983 Chevy Blazer and didn't have 2 nickels to rub together. I spent many nights sleeping in my car and eating off the Taco Bell Dollar Menu with the Tip money I earned from giving away Free Personal Training sessions to get my name out into the Community.
 
I slowly caught some momentum and started to realize more and more that my purpose in life was to empower other people and connect them to their passion and purpose through fitness. I grew my Personal Training business into a group training business over the course of 3 years and decided it was a good idea to open up a Training Facility. In 2015 The Blueprint LA was established and I was officially a business owner with zero plan, zero experience and zero guidance. It was the best decision I have ever made. 
 
We struggled tremendously our first 2 years and I contemplated closing our doors because we only had 7 members and I was losing a lot of money every month. Instead of throwing in the towel I decided to buy out my partner and go all in. Second best decision I have made.
 
Over the past 3 years we have transformed hundreds of peoples lives and provided this community with a sanctuary of Empowerment, Passion and Positivity. Over the past year we have expanded from 3000 to 9000sq ft and are training a community of 350 people. I am planning to start hosting workshops for Gym Owners/Trainers that are looking to get in this space that need a guide. During my years of struggle it wasn't until I reached out for help that I saw the light. 
Direct download: EMB_433_How_to_Build_a_Loyal_Tribe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am MST

It’s not easy to talk about Change, most people don’t want to hear anything about it at all. No one said embracing change is easy. It can be a challenge at the best of times. But there are so many benefits to change, if we’d only accept what new changes has to offer.
 
First of all it’s worth noting that most resistance to change is centered around fear. We fear the unknown which is mostly why we don’t want to deal with change. As creatures of habit we like consistency in our lives. It’s much easier to deal with things we know are going to happen in day to day life.
 
Once we get passed the fear of change we then can look at the spice of life which is variety! Trying new things, having an open mind, will show us new results and growth in our life in many different areas. 
Direct download: EMB_432_-_Embracing_change.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

There’s a couple things we should know about our muscles when it comes to muscle memory, recovery and seeing results. Muscle memory is when our muscles conform to over and over repetition. If we do enough reps of something or do something enough times our body will do it without thinking about it. 
 
When it comes to muscle confusion we want to do keep our body guessing and avoiding this particular muscle memory so we can continue to see results. 
 
To avoid plateau's which means we aren’t seeing results anymore we need to continue to change up workouts, try new things, new exercises and movements. We can also increase reps and decrease weight, or reduce reps and increase weight.
 
There’s many things we can do to create muscle confusion and changing up workouts by doing just that. Keeping changing it up so you can continue to see results! 
Direct download: EMB_431_-_Muscle_confusion_and_changing_up_workouts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am MST

The 4 Agreements is one of my favourite books. It offers incredibly life lessons that we could all use to live by that will without question improve our quality of life.

In this episode Drew shares his perspective on each agreement and how they've changed his life for the better in different ways.

Starting with the first agreement: Be Impeccable with your word. It's just want you say but what you think about yourself and others.

Agreement number 2: Don't take anything personally. A difficult task without question but one that can be improved on over time and practice.

The Third agreement is, don't make any assumption. We have no idea what other people are going through in their lives. It's always a good idea to avoid making assumptions.

And finally the fourth agreement: Always do your best. Without question, how you do one thing is how you do everything. So strive to do your best no matter what it is that you're doing.

Direct download: EMB_430_-_The_Four_Agreements.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am MST

My love for Surfing, Muay Thai (kickboxing), exercising and back when I was modeling for almost 15 years now, help me developed self-discipline, positive attitude, communication skills and teaching abilities that have been also helping my clients to understand why overall wellness is important and why they need to make their health a priority.

"Ricardo is a wellness and sports performance coach. The advocate for health, fitness, and mindfulness. He utilizes his abilities to influence and inspire others to live a lifestyle of excellence.”

Direct download: EMB_429_-_Finding_Results_in_Fitness__in_Life.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am MST

Mark Minichiello, is the Head Coach and Program Administrator for the LA Road Runners since 2017, the official training program of the Los Angeles Marathon.

Mark is a Boston marathon qualifier, New York marathon qualifier and Abbott World Marathon Majors Six Star finisher. Mark has completed over twenty-five marathons on four continents.

Coaching History & Philosophy
Mark is a USA Track and Field certified coach and both a certified RRCA Certified Level 1 Coach and a RRCA Certified Race Director. Mark began his coaching career with the South Bay Runners Club (RRCA & USATF) in Manhattan Beach, California, where he coaches track and marathon training practice.

In 2016, TEAM PAWS, a national charity selected Mark as their training coach overseeing their 550 plus marathon athletes nationwide for the Chicago and New York City Marathons. 
In 2017, Conqur Endurance, the owner of the Los Angeles Marathon, selected Mark as head Coach to overseer the LA Road Runners official training program for the Los Angeles Marathon.

Mark goal over the course of his running career has been to inspire other athletes. He believes training is 30% percent physical and 70% percent mental. It is his job to define the objective of his athletes, analyze their results and provide constructive feedback. 

As a coach, he provides the athlete with this expertise by explaining the “why” with the goal of empowering the athlete to train optimally. He tries to instill the power of belief, so when his athletes are truly tested, they believe in their ability to accomplish their goal. Mark believes this approach will sustain them in their darkest moments when they want to quit, but won’t!

Direct download: TTR_Mark_full_podcast__-_2020-02-06_7.09_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm MST

There is a proven and repeatable path to success and in this show that's exactly what Drew teaches you how to do. You don't have to reinvent the wheel. You don't have to start from scratch, if there's something you want to achieve someone has done it before or someone has done something similar in another industry.

All you have to do is follow the path to success that is clearly paved for you. In this show we'll go over just a few simple steps to help you get there.

For example the very first thing you need to do is decide what it is you want. Sounds too simply, no? The fact is, you won't be able to follow any other steps if you don't have the first one down.

After you decide you come up with a plan, after the plan you find an accountability partner, mentor and or coach.

From there we need to follow the path, stick with the plan and what may be the most challenging, we need patience. We need to give our plan time to develop which almost always takes longer than expected. 

Direct download: EMB_427_-_Proven_and_repeatable_path_to_success.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am MST

Ariel Garten is probably one of the most interesting people you will meet. She is a Neuroscientist, psychotherapist,  mom, former fashion designer, and the female founder and visionary of an amazing and highly successful tech start-up Muse.

Muse tracks your brain during meditation to give you real-time feedback on your meditation, guiding you into the "zone" and solving the problem most of us have when starting a meditation practice- letting you know when you are doing it right. 

When she is not reading brains (literally) or investing in, inspiring and advising other start-ups and women in biz, you can find her on stages across the world, from TED to MIT to SXSW, inspiring people to understand that they can accomplish anything they want by learning what goes on in their own mind.

Ariel is also the co-host of the Untangle Podcast.

Direct download: ARIEL_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am MST

Dr. Trent Mozingo grew up on a small farm in Southeastern Indiana where he learned the hard work that goes into raising food from the ground up. With a large garden, farm-raised beef, pork, and chicken eggs, his family always had home-cooked meals that were raised on the farm. 

Growing up, Dr. Mozingo never knew the value of his childhood education until he began his pursuit of becoming a chiropractor at Palmer College of Chiropractic. There he learned how the human body works, and he applied his childhood education to understand how food plays an important role in keeping the body working at its best. 

Dr. Mozingo wrote his first book, The Weight Is Over, to help people understand the inner-workings of the human body and to help them take control of their own health. With great detail and reader-friendly analogies, The Weight Is Over takes the reader on a journey to build an understanding of how their health came apart, and how they can put it back together.

Direct download: Trent_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

It's an exciting time of year, we all get a fresh start, it's almost like opening day in the baseball world. Everyone is excited, everyone is in first place and everyone is ready to rock! 

In this show we talk about goals and aspirations, what we're working towards, how to set proper goals and how to achieve them and not look back! 

Join me as we set your entire New Year up for Success!!!

Direct download: New_Year_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

We all know what it's like to not feel the best after the holiday season. An extra drink or two here, late nights and more desserts and appetizers that we're used to. Which means it's time for some holiday detox tips! 

How can we get our bodies and digestion back on track? How do we start feeling better about ourselves and cleanse properly without toxic teas, powders or potions. 

In this show we talk about green salads and kombucha, green smoothies and morning routines. It's time to get back on track and here's how to do it!

Direct download: Holiday_Detox_Tips_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

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 informations 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: Holiday_Health_Tips_PODCAST_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04am MST

Bryan Falchuk is a best-selling author, speaker and life coach. He has faced major adversities and learned how to overcome and achieve. From obesity to running marathons, from career struggles to success as a C-level executive, from watching illness threaten his family to finding lasting health, he has been through many lessons he used to develop his unique approach to inspiring others to succeed.
 
Bryan's best-selling first book, Do a Day, teaches the philosophy he developed to find your true motivation, set meaningful goals and achieve them by freeing yourself of judgment of the past and fear of the future.
 
His latest book, The 50 75 100 Solution: Build Better Relationships, helps people see the power they have to make their relationships healthier and happier. Both his books come directly from his experience facing his own barriers so he could move his life forward.
 
Bryan's work has been featured in many top publications like Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, The LA Times, Chicago Tribune and more. He is a frequent speaker at corporate events, conferences, universities and has spoken at multiple TEDx events. He has been a featured guest on over 150 podcasts and radio shows, and hosts his own weekly show, The Do a Day Podcast.
 
Bryan holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and has been a C-level executive and board advisor in the insurance and tech spaces.

Direct download: Bryan_Building_better_relationships_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Dr. Gordon Pedersen holds five doctor’s degrees including a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. He has a Ph.D. from the Toxicology program at Utah State University, where he also has Ph.D. degrees in Immunology and Biology. He is Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and also holds a Masters degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness.
 
Gordon was the only intern of Jonas Salk, the American medical researcher noted for the discovery and development of the polio vaccine. Gordon has also formulated over 150 products.
Gordon is a best selling author many times over in the fields of health and wellness.
 
In his time as Chief Research Scientist at Weider Nutrition, Gordon and his team conducted the first formulations and studies of protein powders as they worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger and many other premier athletes.
Direct download: Dr_Gordon_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

David Krantz is a certified Epigenetic Coach and highly sought-after expert in the field of individualized genetic-based nutrition and peak performance. As a lifelong musician, David sees the various systems of the body as parts of a complex symphony.
 
And, as a coach, he excels at helping clients fine-tune those parts to create resonant harmonious health and harness their creative and personal power.

An expert in the pharmacogenetics of the endocannabinoid system, David is best known for developing a proprietary genetic test that helps people understand their unique and individual response to cannabinoids.
 
He was nominated in 2019 as a Top 100 Health innovator by the International Forum For Healthcare Advancement. A biohacker by training and artist by nature, David enjoys working with others who have a deep passion for getting the most out of life. 
Direct download: David_K_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12am MST

Spiro Koulouris is a leading gout diet expert, author, and blogger at goutandyou.com. He's dedicated his life to inspiring people to obtain a healthy lifestyle and living a gout-free life.

Called the “rich man's disease”, gout is considered one of the most painful of the rheumatic conditions and is a rapidly growing problem that afflicts an alarming number of people. It’s greatly affected by diet and those with the disease are often prescribed drugs that need to be taken for the rest of a person's life - the side-effects creating additional problems. 

Spiro has battled with the disease for years and has dedicated himself to become educated and informed on the subject. He has become an expert in the different home remedies, medicines, health practices and experiments from around the world. As the founder of GoutandYou.com Spiro is intent on educating the gout sufferer in hopes of beating this terrible disease for good.

Direct download: Spiro_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am MST

It's that time of year again, what time? The most stressful time of year with undue holiday stress including the late nights, dinner with friends and family, extra alcohol drinks, desserts, appetizers and more! 

What's the number one way to reduce stress? That's right, it's exercise! In this show we'll tell you how to reduce stress at this time of year, we'll talk about how to get in a proper workout routine, getting your workouts in at home so you can skip the traffic, weather, line ups and more! 

Join us as we teach you how to reduce holiday stress with our best Holiday Fitness Tips! 

Direct download: Holiday_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am MST

Christine Bullock has been teaching fitness and working in the beauty business around the world for over two decades. Christine is the creator of Evolution 20®, a 60-day fitness and nutritional program, Super Shred, and Body Reborn Post-Natal DVD Series. 
 
In addition to her Evolution20® Program Christine has developed the 30X30 Total Transformation program for Mindvalley as well as 10 Minute Solutions: Butt Lift which was rated one of the top Pilates DVDS for 2013 by Pilates Style Magazine and she was voted the hottest trainer in Los Angeles by Racked LA.Additionally, Christine used her background in total health to co-create the award-winning body care brand, KAYO Better Body Care. 
 
Christine can be seen as a judge and trainer on Season 1 and 2 of “Fit For Fashion TV”.
Direct download: Christine_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Upon meeting Isabelle, it's clear : You are seen. You belong. You matter.
 
Isabelle is the founder of We Power, a Yoga & Leadership school based in Los Angeles. She mentors and trains teachers and studio owners to become powerful, effective and inclusive leaders, both in the studio and in their lives. 
 
With a background in sales & marketing for a Fortune 100 company, Isabelle chose yoga & mindfulness in order to fulfill her passion for creating an inclusive community.
 
With more than 1200 hours of yoga leadership training, Isabelle is committed to sharing the best of her experience in workshops and retreats both locally and internationally. Bonus: she can lead in both English and in French!
 
Her inclusive teaching style challenges her students to elevate their resilience, self-love and ability to be fully present no matter the circumstances. She leads her life and classes with generosity and compassion, harnessing her unique ability to develop the potential in everyone she works with. 
 
A proud French Canadian, Redondo Beach is home to this world traveler, who has been described as homestead holder, LGBTQIA+ advocate, wine lover, parent empath, tough conversation instigator, fertility striver, fan of marriage and upholder of family bonds. 
 
You can find Isabelle in class and on her preferred social media platforms:
Instagram: @theisabelleroyer
The We Power School of Yoga & Leadership website is coming soon 
Direct download: Isabelle_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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Having played professional baseball traveling the world for over 10 years, Drew Taddia talks about the struggle with competition. Is it a good thing, is it bad. Should we have winners if there is losers; and what does society think of giving out awards for first, second and third place, if there is awards at all.
 
Drew shares his personal experience with what he’s learned through competition, what he struggles with today post athletics and what we can learn from these experiences.
Direct download: Competition_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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Dr. Huber was introduced to holistic health following her own struggles with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis beginning in 2008 and her son's autism diagnosis in 2010.
 
Naturopathy and reiki led them both to true healing and recovery, which in turn revealed her purpose in life to work as an educator to others in natural health and wellness. 
 
Her practice, Ascalon Naturopathic, is based in Chesapeake, Virginia, though she also works remotely with clients worldwide and teaches courses throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom.
Direct download: Gennete_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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Cheyne Inman is a realtor at REMAX Estate Properties in the South Bay. He is an assistant cross-country coach at West Torrance High School, and also coaches athletes of all levels and ages to personal records through his coaching business. 
 
He spent the last 6 years working at Skechers USA Inc. in Manhattan Beach where he managed professional athlete contracts and negotiations, BTB sales, and digital marketing programs before getting in to real estate. 
 
Cheyne resides in Torrance, CA with his fiancé Delia and he is an avid member of the South Bay Runners Club.  In 2018, Cheyne won two half marathons, a marathon, and qualified for the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials. 
 
He has now set his sights on ultra trail races this year and recently completed the Kodiak 100 mile trail race in Big Bear, Ca.
Direct download: Cheyne_PODCAST_FINAL.mp3
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We believe it’s a gift to try new things, to find new experiences and continue to search for what we’re passionate about and what truly makes us happy. I mean, variety is the spice of life isn’t it!?
 
In this show we each talk about what wakes up in the morning, what motivates us to try new things, what new things have made a difference in our lives and what continues to.
 
We hope that this show helps inspire you to try some new things and find a new zest for life! 
Direct download: Ignite_PODCAST_FINAL.mp3
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Udo Erasmus is a pioneer of the health and wellness industry having created FLAX OIL and the Healthy Fats Movement. He is also the co-founder of the UDO’S CHOICE supplement brand, a global leader in cutting edge health products having sold tens of millions of bottles of healthy oils, probiotics and digestive enzymes. Udo is an accomplished author including Fats that Heal Fats that Kill that has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.

Udo has extensive education in Biochemistry and Biology, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University and has impacted over 5,000,000+ lives by passionately conducting 5,000+ live presentations, 3,000+ media interviews, 1,500 staff trainings and traveled to 40+ countries with his message on how to achieve perfect health.

Direct download: Udo_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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Dr. Amber is a Naturopathic Doctor at the Advanced Regenerative Medicine Center in Redondo Beach -- Specializing in women's health and hormones, hormone replacement therapy, thyroid conditions, anti-aging medicine. Holistic therapies Dr. Amber uses are based in functional medicine including therapeutic nutrition, targeted supplementation, medical detoxification, intestinal healing protocols, IV therapy, and vitamin injections. 
 
Other aesthetic and anti-aging treatments offered are Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Rejuvenation facials, PRP regenerative joint injections, and PRP for alopecia and hair regrowth. Athletic recovery and anti-aging peptide packages (HCG and growth hormone analogs) and stem cell therapy are also offered in office.
 
Dr. Amber will work with you to understand your symptoms, your past health history and will help you come up with a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your most pressing health concerns. Dr. Amber uses a unique, personalized medicine approach with her patients. She is committed to truly listening to your health concerns and desired goals. Your story matters and the way in which you want to be supported in regaining health is important. Her goal is to help you to find the best way to not just suppress the symptoms you are experiencing but to cure the underlying cause, reclaim your life, and find true health: mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Direct download: Dr_Amber_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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What may sounds like common sense to some, isn't for others. In this show I talk about being a good person, simply because I think we can all do a better job at positively contributing to making this world a better place. 

Holding a door open for someone, not being such a rush that you're only thinking about yourself every time you get behind the wheel.

Saying please and thank you, are all ways to make this world a better place no matter how small or insignificant it sounds. 

I share a story of a homeless person that rejected my help, and then I share a couple more stores of how we fed a homeless person and gave some money to another and they were more then grateful.

We can all do something small each day to make this world a better place and contribute to being a good person.

I hope this show help shine some light on that. 

Direct download: Being_a_Good_Person_PODCAST_FINAL.mp3
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No it's not easy to wake up at 4am but that's what the rise and grind is all about. Consider waking up a bit earlier, consider the benefits of what it's like to get after it while everyone else is sleeping.

It reminds me of a famous quote from Thomas Jefferson. He said, if you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done.

The truth is, most people aren't willing to put themselves in such a difficult situation to get what they want. Find a way to be more productive, get up while everyone is sleeping, not having to worry about someone texting you early or answer email after email because no on is emailing you back, they're sleeping! 

In this show we talk about why we decided to get up at 4am and all the benefits we've found so far!

Direct download: Rise_and_Grind_PODCAST_FINAL.mp3
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In this show we're going to talk about how to Ride the Motivation Wave because the truth is, motivation isn't always there.

We need to ride the wave and let momentum carry us forward when motivation is high.

This is the best time to get things done, it's the best time to set goals, and make them happen. How about being productive at work or set your sights on something you've never done.

We all know what it's like to feel extra motivated, and if you're lacking motivation this show can help offer tips and suggestions to help you out! 

Direct download: Ride_Motivation_PODCAST_FINAL.mp3
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It really is a challenging time when back to school rolls around. Our regular routines are all over the place, we just wrapped up summer time of late nights, bbq’s and friends over. The kids had a much different schedule as well. 
 
But it’s time to get back in the swing of things, start our regular routines, create some new healthy habits, making school lunches and getting back to working out and eating right ourselves.
 
In this show we’re going to talk about how you can do just that, it’s time to get back on track and here is how! 
Direct download: Back_to_School_PODCAST_FINAL.mp3
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Matt Landsiedel is a transformation coach and writer. He specializes in weight loss transformation, emotional eating, addiction recovery, and teaching the art of vulnerability by showing you how to face your fears with courage.
 
Matt spent 10 years working as an addiction counsellor before transitioning into doing personal training and transformation coaching. Matt's holistic approach incorporates mind, body, and soul into each transformation he is a part of. Transformations with Matt will be just as much about your mindset as it will be about your physical body. 
 
In his spare time, you can find Matt writing, reading, working out or doing yoga, meditating and contemplating life, or spending time at home with his furry little friend Darryl...meow. Let Matt teach you what you are capable of doing on your own when you have the right mindset to make it happen!
Direct download: Matt_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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Sad to see so much trash, it almost makes me emotional. Maybe more so because so few care. It’s not that there isn’t people picking it up, it’s that we consume too much.
 
We don’t consider less waste, we don’t think about passing on a container or bringing our own.
And something as simple as commenting, liking or sharing a post like to raise awareness...we turn away and pretend we aren’t part of the problem or can't positively contribute.
 
This isn’t a far off destination, this is our backyard, this is our home, this is a destination many come to visit, enjoy and leave and don’t think about what we they left behind.
 
On top of that, we don’t consider our children, grandchildren and theirs to come by being conscious of what we’re using, buying and leaving behind.
 
What will come of our paradise? Where we travel, where will we enjoy a getaway and what about the people who call this paradise home? 
Direct download: Environment_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

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

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

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

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

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

We are either reciprocating or we aren't.

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

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

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

The fact of the matter is, Most weight gain happens throughout the summer. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. There is summer BBQ’s and vacations, there is camping, friends over, drinks outside and more.
 
This doesn’t happen for a week or two, it doesn’t even happen for a month or two. In most cases summer is around 4 months. Think about 4 months of not being in a regular routine, not making the best choices for your health. 
 
Then if course we have appetizers, marsh-mellows, hotdogs and hamburgers, and what are we left with? Feeling terrible with ourselves and most of use experience weight gain by the end of the summer. 
 
We can do something about it though, so tune in to learn all about how to beat summer weight gain! 
Direct download: Summer_WG_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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The Benefits of Being Consistent are endless really. We could think about just about anything and connect being consistent with results. If  you want to do well with exercise and nutrition, consistency is a must.
 
If you want to do well in business you can’t exactly work once in awhile, or generate sales every couple weeks to be successful.
 
When you look at meal planning or nutrition 98% of people that fall off their nutrition track, do so because they weren’t consistent with meal planning their week in advance.
 
If you’re not dropping those inches or feeling better about yourself through exercise, there’s a very good chance it has everything to do with how consistent you are at getting your workouts in.
 
Tune into this show to learn more about the Benefits of Being Consistent! 
Direct download: Consistency_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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I'm 46 years old, single father of 4 kids, from Kamloops BC. I moved to Calgary in 1999 for a job promotion and have been here in southern Alberta ever since. 
 
I have been always active as a person being involved with sports like hockey, cycling, soccer, etc.. and enjoy the outdoors when I have time off from my job. 
 
When I went through my divorce 3 years ago now, I looked at myself in the mirror and didn't like what I saw. With raising kids and being what I thought was a good marriage, I honestly let myself go a bit. So what better time than to get myself back into fitness. 
 
It's been 19 months now straight going to the gym and not a drop of alcohol which was an accomplishment of it's own since I used to drink a case of beer every weekend I was home.
Direct download: Darcy_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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Join Drew Taddia on this episode of Exploring Mind and Body as he talks about the health Benefits of Magnesium. Did you know that 80% of the population is deficient in Magnesium? This contributes to a long list of health concerns from constipation to restless legs. 
 
Many people also have issues with getting a restful night sleep. Well, magnesium can help with that too! And how about recovery after a long run or a difficult workout?
 
Tune into this episode as Drew explains how to choose a good quality supplement and what to avoid, because in many cases the lower quality magnesium supplements do more damage than good. 
Direct download: Magnesium_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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The truth is Fads, Fasts and Cleanses and don’t work. If they did everyone would join a fad and it would work and we’d all be happy and healthy and be at our ideal weight. The problem is, we love the idea of a quick fix.
 
Try something like a weekend fast to drop a few inches can do more damage than good. If it works that first time we’re in even more trouble because then all we’ll do is a weekend fast instead of pay attention to what we’re putting in our body all the time. 
 
There are benefits to some fasts if you’re doing it for the right reasons. It’s important to figure out what you want out of a fast, what you’re doing it and question what the best way to achieve your goal is. 
 
Tune it to find out real results that are sustainable and lasting, which is much different than a quick fad, fast or cleanse. 
Direct download: FFC_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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In this interview Drew and Dorothy talk about the Respiratory System! A lot of things are going on throughout the year, especially in the summer if you’re around any forest fires, even if you’re not the smoke travels far. Then of course there is allergy season as well.


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

Direct download: RE_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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 -Grew up like most Alberta kids playing hockey. 
  - started playing lacrosse at 12 years old
  - quit hockey at 15/16 years old
  - played lacrosse in red deer until I was 20 years old. At 21 I went to play Jr. A for the St. Albert Miners (Jr. A not offered in red deer)
  - drafted by Sr. B St. Albert Miners after junior, age 22. 
  - bronze medal at Sr. B national championship 2014 
  - tryout with the Calgary Roughnecks - released 
  - moved to Coquitlam to play Sr. A lacrosse in summer of 2015 - winner of seventh man award (Sr. A only offered in BC and Ontario) 
  - approached by Colorado defense coach
  - First year in NLL winter 2015
  - summer 2016 first national championship with Sr. B St. Albert Miners
  - 2016 fan choice award winner Colorado 
  - summer 2017 traded from Coquitlam to Burnaby Sr. A - won Western Lacrosse Association provincial title 
  - winter 2017 played every game in Colorado
  - summer 2018 won second National Championship with St. Albert Miners 
  - signed three year contract extension with Colorado 
Direct download: Josh_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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The funny thing is, we feel like more ‘things’ in our lives offers us more. More what, is up for debate. More happiness, more substance, more status. The truth is, the more we have the more we’re weighed down. The more clutter in our lives the less freedom we have. 
 
In this show you’ll listen to tips and suggestion on how clutter actually brings us down, it clutters u our life. How can we purge, or even how can we get rid of a few things? Why should we share our stuff with others, how it makes us feel and much more! 
Direct download: LVL_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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Dr. Candice Staniek is Co-Owner of Udaya Wellness Clinic, a holistic wellness clinic located in Red Deer County. Udaya Wellness clinic practices the “Art and Science” of holistic care. The primary services at our clinic include naturopathic medicine and counselling. As a specialty services, the clinic offers outpatient programs for addictions, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Our community partners are key in supporting our Outpatient program where we offer: fitness, yoga, acupuncture, art therapy and equine therapy. Some conditions we’re known for include anxiety, depression, trauma, GI health, and men’s and women’s health.

Dr. Candice is dedicated to listening and hearing each individual’s needs. Her passion is to create a collaborative relationship with patients that allows for a space in which health and wellness to occur. She encourages all her patients to be proactive with their health and strives to be more than just a doctor. She’s a guide, cheerleader and your number one healthcare advocate.

Direct download: Candice_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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Joanna Stevens is a wife and mother of two. She is also a certified Buti Yoga and Hotcore Instructor, Registered Massage Therapist, and Artist/Tattoo Artist. She lives in Olds, Alberta, where she grew up.

She started out as a Massage Therapist and opened a Spa in Olds, Alberta with her Mom. A few years later Joanna became a Licensed Tattoo Artist. Once she had her first child she decided to close her business and be a Stay-At-Home Mom. She now has two children, ages 4 and 7.

Joanna attended her first Buti Yoga class last spring and was hooked ever since because of the high energy, upbeat music, and amazing workout. Which also lead her to attend Hotcore classes. She became a Certified Hotcore Instructor, December 2018 and Certified Buti Yoga Instructor, January 2019.

Buti Yoga was founded by celebrity trainer Bizzie Gold in 2012. Buti Yoga a combination of traditional yoga moves, tribal dance and jump training. In Indian Marathi, “Buti” literally means to cure something that is hidden away or secret. Buti Yoga helps you strip away the layers within that hide this cure and bring about a total transformation. In Buti they believe that the true cure comes from within.

Joanna enjoys being creative and wants to help others regain their self-confidence, and find balance in their daily lives through Buti Yoga, fitness and art.

Direct download: Joanna_Podcast_Final.mp3
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Stephen Roberts is Owner of Guidance Professional Services Inc. (GPS), a brain health directed counselling office located in Red Deer. Guidance Professional Services Inc. practices up-to-date brain health therapies. GPS offers outpatient programs for addictions, trauma, depression, and anxiety and collaborative services with community partners such as fitness, yoga, acupuncture, art therapy and equine. Some conditions we are known for include trauma, anxiety, depression, and sports performance.

Stephen is extremely passionate about the brain and neurophysiology and how it impacts our daily lives. He has been on a learning and healing journey for a few years looking for the best brain-body therapies to help his patients heal deeply and completely. Stephen uses therapies, such as Brainspotting to access the deeper primitive parts of the brain to help patients process and release experiences and symptoms held in the brain and body. Other neuroscience components include Neurofeedback, the Safe and Sound Protocol, Heart Rate Variability Training, MATES Brain Regulation Program, and other nervous system techniques that are critical for helping patients move from state to state efficiently and effectively.

Stephen graduated from Yorkville University with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in April 2014 and has been Certified in Brainspotting since November 2016. It is important for therapies today to address the underlying physiology and maladaptive brain parts that make up a person’s symptoms or the symptoms will only be relieved in the short term, such as with medication, substances, etc. This includes a thorough Family of Origin intake, a good understanding of what the patient has experienced and how healthy their brain is currently. Stephen is on a quest to help patients heal fully to allow them to thrive, not just survive. At GPS, we are committed to helping the patient from a whole brain-body perspective in a comfortable safe, and welcoming environment.

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I recently moved here from Newfoundland, where I was practicing as a Manual Osteopath. I obtained a B.A along with a Medical Degree (MD), that allowed me the opportunity to travel worldwide to complete my clinical rotations. This exposed me a variety of challenging health care conditions and geographically unique experiences. Wellness and health care modalities have comprised the past 11 years of my education, including becoming a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner!
 
My treatments can assist anyone. I have worked on a full spectrum of individuals from infants onward. It is my passion to provide the most all-encompassing, balanced and complete care to my clients. Together with my clients, I thrive on achieving fast long-lasting results.  Treatments are catered and specialized to each individual needs and lifestyle. My approach goes far beyond the session and into your daily lives and practices in order to improve not only your pain but your life, so that you can focused on living.
 
Manual osteopathy can treat nearly everything, the most common being TMJ, postural discomfort, joint pain, whiplash, headaches, injuries, slipped disk, arthritis, sciatica, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, sport performance, lower back pain, sinuses, carpal tunnel etc.
 
I guess, now when I am not treating, I will explore this beautiful province, therefore I am open to any interesting suggestions!! I will also be in search of friends for Jack my Great Dane and am always up for puppy dates!
Direct download: Kayla_Olds_1_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49am MST

In this show Drew and Dorothy are back at it to tell you how you can improve your digestion in 4 simple steps! 
 
That’s right, they’ll go over exactly what it is you need to do to get your digestive tract back on track! 
 
They use Green Smoothies, kombucha, a green tea combination and Complete Truth Protein, to help their bodies stay healthy in prevention as well as in treatment.
 
You don’t have to live with digestion issues that include: gas, cramping, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea or constipation. You can make changes and they can help.
 
Listen to the show and takes these steps to help improve your digestion!  
Direct download: Digestion_Podcast_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Fred Amir is the founder and president of Health Solutions and author of Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain: A Nine-Step Recovery Plan, Mesh-Free Hernia Repair, Rapid Recovery from Enlarged Prostate Symptoms, and is the winner of The University of California’s Knowles Ryerson award for leadership.

Fred is the creator of the Nine-Step Rapid Recovery Plan: a proven, step-by-step plan, which enhances New York University’s treatment program by applying techniques used by Olympic athletes. The Rapid Recovery plan helped Fred recover immediately, rapidly, and completely from disabling pain and has helped readers around the world conquer their pain and disability in order to reclaim their lives.

Whether it is going back to work, distant running, playing with their children, traveling around the world, or simply being able to bend down and pick up a pen, those who have recovered rapidly can tell you it has been nothing short of a miracle. More details at www.fredamir.com.

Direct download: Fred_Podcast_Final.mp3
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I started this whole, wild ride because I was just searching for ways to improve and protect my family’s health (something I’m sure everyone can relate to). Before I knew it I was elbow deep, sifting through media fear mongering, false advertising, fad diets, and a nauseating amount of just plain stupid advice.

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

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

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

So that’s me!

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MST

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Carol_Podcast_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41am MST

In this episode of Exploring Mind and Body Host, Drew Taddia talks about Creating Your Beach Life.
 
It’s not necessarily about where you are, it’s more so about what you want. It’s about deciding what you want out of life, creating the life of your dreams and living it everyday.
 
Drew talks about not having to ‘vacation’ from you life a week out of the year. It’s about living your life to the fullest, it’s about following your dreams and making them happen.
 
Join him on this show as he talks about Creating Your beach life regardless of whether it’s on an island or in your own back yard! 
Direct download: Beach_Life_Podcast_FINAL_Smaller.mp3
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My favourite part of my job is that it feels like I treat friends all day long. I love to hear about your families, workout routines, new challenges you are facing at work, trips you are planning, and activities you are participating in. I enjoy treating patients of all ages, and hearing the giggles of children after getting adjusted, working with a pregnant mom and then meeting her new baby, and listening to the stories of my “snow birds” who have returned from a winter of golfing down South.
 
Knowing how important chiropractic care is to my health, I continue to be adjusted every week, so I can continue to play competitive water polo, keep up with my very active dog (Wattson, an Airedale), golf, learn how to play hockey, take time out to relax and enjoy my husband’s company, and function at my best.
 
When I’m not at the office or the pool, I volunteer with Rotary International, working directly with international youth exchange students, helping them learn our Canadian culture, and appreciate all that Canada has to offer. For those patients who speak French, I am also bilingual, and would really appreciate being able to practice my French, so please challenge me to do so!
Direct download: Dr._Kyla_Olds_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Jennifer Iserloh started out as a classically trained chef and graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education working in the homes of exclusive clientele such as Annie Leibovitz, Susan Sontag, and Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld.  To maintain balance during her hectic career, she became a certified yoga teacher, a certified reiki practitioner, and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is the best-selling author of 50 Shades of Kale and The Healing Slow Cooker, among 22 other books.  In addition, Jennifer regularly appears on Fox News, The Today Show and other CBS and NBC network programs discussing nutrition, healthy eating, superfoods and related issues.

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

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

Direct download: Jenn_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
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