DrewTaddia (general)

Dr. Alan Bauman is an accomplished hair restoration physician known for his expertise in treating hair loss and his pioneering work in the field. Since starting his medical hair loss practice, Bauman Medical, in 1997, he has treated over 33,000 patients, performed over 12,000 hair transplant procedures, and administered over 12,000 PRP treatments. His state-of-the-art "Hair Hospital" in downtown Boca Raton, FL, covers 12,000 square feet and is recognized worldwide for its advanced hair restoration technologies.

His dedication to the field of hair restoration has earned him many accolades throughout his career. He is one of approximately 200 physicians worldwide to have achieved certification from the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). He has pioneered numerous technologies in the field of hair restoration, including the minimally invasive FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), VIP|FUETM No-Shave Hair Transplant, Low-Level Laser Therapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), PDOgroTM, Eyelash Transplants, and his latest needle-free, pain-free treatment for hair shedding and hair loss, TED (TransEpidermal Delivery).

Dr. Bauman's expertise has made him a highly sought-after speaker and guest expert at numerous international scientific meetings and live surgery workshops. He has been featured in hundreds of news stories in the media, including NBC Today, CBS Early Show, ABC Good Morning America, CNN, and The Doctors. Dr. Bauman has also been recognized for his contributions to the field of healthcare, receiving the 2022 "Lifetime Achievement Award in Hair Restoration" and being named one of "10 CEOs Transforming Healthcare in America" by Forbes.

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

Join Drew and Dorothy on the sixth episode of the D&D Morning Show as they explore the often underrated world of snacking and dive into an exciting product review that will leave your taste buds tingling.

In this episode, our health and wellness enthusiasts will shed light on the importance of snacking as part of a balanced diet. They'll discuss the benefits of strategic snacking, including maintaining energy levels, preventing overeating, and supporting overall well-being. Drew and Dorothy will provide valuable insights into choosing nutritious snacks that fuel your body and mind throughout the day.

But what's a snacking episode without a delightful product review? Our hosts will take you on a mouthwatering journey as they review a scrumptious snack that promises to satisfy both your cravings and your nutritional needs. From the taste and texture to the ingredients and nutritional value, they'll give you an honest and thorough evaluation of this exciting snack option.

So, get ready to snack smarter and tastier with Drew and Dorothy on the D&D Morning Show. Tune in to discover the secrets of snacking for a healthier and happier lifestyle. Plus, don't miss out on their exciting product review, where you'll get all the juicy details about a delicious snack that might just become your new favorite go-to treat. Get your taste buds ready for a snack-filled adventure that will leave you both informed and indulged.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

This show is a bunch of little snippets, so if you guys aren’t quite familiar with us on social media, that’s what we do. We’re all over social media. We do lives, we do reels, we do stories, we do posts, and we’ve been doing that for years. That’s kind of how we have grown our business, fortunately, and Reels is kind of the thing right now.

Everyone’s doing reels, so we got to do reels too. So obviously how social media works, they push the algorithms to do the kind of things that they want you to do for whatever reason. I think honestly tiktok’s blown up, so everyone’s kind of copying.

But at any rate, what I’ve done here is, we’ve put together 30 to 60 second clips we grabbed them from social media and we threw them together in a show. I think they’re pretty good clips. You may disagree, but I thought, why not throw those together in a show podcast audio format only so you guys can listen.

So you’re going to hear a bunch of different clips and they’ll be splitters in between, so you’ll know that there’s different topics. But my take on random topics that are going on, not just health and wellness, but around the world as well, because some things just don’t make sense. At any rate, I hope you enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm MDT

Join Drew and Dorothy this week on the D&D Morning Show as they delve into a sweet and scrumptious topic: sugar! From the hidden sugars lurking in everyday foods to the impact of sugar on our health and well-being, this episode is sure to satisfy your curiosity.

In this episode, our health and wellness enthusiasts will explore the effects of sugar on our bodies, including its link to obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions. They'll discuss the different types of sugars found in our diets, such as natural sugars and added sugars, and provide tips on how to make mindful choices when it comes to our sweet indulgences.

But it's not all about cutting out sugar entirely. Drew and Dorothy will also share strategies for maintaining a balanced approach to sugar consumption, including practical ways to reduce sugar intake without sacrificing taste or enjoyment. They'll uncover healthier alternatives and offer insights into managing cravings and finding satisfaction in moderation.

So, grab your favorite beverage and join Drew and Dorothy as they uncover the sweet truths about sugar. Whether you're a sugar aficionado or looking to make healthier choices, this episode of the D&D Morning Show is packed with information and practical advice to support your journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion that will leave you empowered to make informed decisions about your sugar intake.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

A few decades after Max J. Friedman's parents died, his grandson asked to know more about Friedman’s parents, a pair of Holocaust survivors who met in a Swedish refugee camp and came to America to start over. Friedman realized he knew very little of who his parents really were, especially about their lives before they met one another. They never spoke of their lives before the Holocaust and very little even about the Holocaust years. He was determined to find out and ended up discovering, after a five-year, multi-nation search, who they really were – and who he had become as a result.

“My parents had a marriage that existed out of death and despair,” says Max Friedman, 72, a resident of Larchmont, New York, and the author of Painful Joy: A Holocaust Family Memoir.

“They were each married when World War II broke out in Poland. Their entire families were murdered, including my mom’s first husband and my father’s first wife, and their two young daughters. My parents found each other after they had lost everything – but all was not love and happiness for them as they struggled to move beyond their lives as victims.”

World War II killed, injured, displaced, and destroyed well over 100 million people, including the lives of six million Jews during the Holocaust. But the suffering for those Holocaust survivors did not end with the war’s conclusion nor did it evade the next generation. Friedman, too, is a survivor, and his book reveals a powerful, poignant, and insightful story.
“This book is about two people who survive the unsurvivable and then, wounded in too many ways, find love, but not redemption, discover hope, but not without suffering greatly, and search for peace, but too often in all the wrong places,” says Friedman. “It seeks to unravel their lives and answer questions: What were their lives like before the Holocaust? Who and what could they have become? How indeed did they survive when so few came out the other side? These universal questions rarely have simple answers, if any at all. Painful Joy explores what was and what might have been and in so doing, seeks to restore the humanity of those who lost too much to bear.”

Painful Joy represents five years of intensive research in the U.S., Poland, Sweden, Israel and Germany, seeking to unearth the real-life stories of two people in order to discover their roots, recreate their lives and times and uncover both their remarkable journeys and painful secrets. Part memoir, part genealogical mystery and part history, the book is an absorbing, heartwarming and, at times, heartbreaking tale as readers accompany the author on his extraordinary exploration of the complicated relationship between two Holocaust survivors who meet in Sweden after their liberation from the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, relocated to America, and experience the "painful joy" of a love too often touched by death, pain, and anguish.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm MDT

Welcome back to the D&D Morning Show! In this episode, Drew and Dorothy explore the concept of mindful eating and its impact on our health and well-being.

As the hosts explain, mindful eating is all about being present and aware of what we're eating, why we're eating it, and how it affects our body and mind. They offer practical tips for practicing mindful eating, such as slowing down and savoring each bite, paying attention to hunger and fullness cues, and avoiding distractions while eating.

Drew and Dorothy also discuss the benefits of mindful eating, including improved digestion, better weight management, and reduced stress and anxiety. They offer suggestions for incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine, such as practicing meditation or mindfulness exercises before meals.

In addition to the practical advice, the hosts also share some of their favorite mindful eating recipes and meal ideas. From colorful Buddha bowls to nourishing smoothie bowls, Drew and Dorothy offer a variety of options to keep your taste buds satisfied and your body nourished.

Whether you're looking to improve your relationship with food, manage stress and anxiety, or simply enjoy your meals more fully, the D&D Morning Show has something for everyone. Tune in for practical tips and inspiring ideas to help you cultivate a more mindful and satisfying approach to eating. With new episodes dropping every week, the D&D Morning Show is your go-to source for health and wellness insights that are both informative and entertaining.

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

In this episode of Exploring Mind & Body, Drew Taddia discusses why summer can be the hardest time of year to stick to a health and fitness program.

Contrary to popular belief, Drew argues that summertime, with its endless barbecues, can actually lead to more weight gain than the holiday season.

However, fear not! Drew provides practical tips and strategies to help listeners avoid the summer weight gain trap and stay on track with their health and wellness goals.

Whether you're looking for motivation, lifestyle changes, or simply want to establish healthier habits, this episode is sure to offer valuable insights and guidance.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm MDT

Welcome back to the D&D Morning Show! In this episode, Drew and Dorothy explore the world of stir fry and healthy meal options. Stir fry is a versatile dish that can be customized to fit any taste preference, and it's also a great way to incorporate healthy vegetables and lean proteins into your diet.

As the hosts explain, the key to making a healthy stir fry is in the ingredients and preparation. They offer tips for selecting the right oils, choosing the best vegetables, and ensuring that your protein sources are lean and nutrient-rich. Drew and Dorothy also discuss the importance of portion control and offer suggestions for healthy side dishes to accompany your stir fry.

In addition to the practical advice, the hosts also share their own favorite stir fry recipes and cooking techniques. From spicy Thai-style stir fry to classic Chinese-style dishes, Drew and Dorothy offer a variety of options to keep your taste buds satisfied and your body healthy.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or just starting out in the kitchen, the D&D Morning Show has something for everyone. Tune in for practical tips and inspiring ideas to help you create healthy, delicious meals that will keep you energized and feeling your best. With new episodes dropping every week, the D&D Morning Show is your go-to source for health and wellness insights that are both informative and entertaining.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Ellen Goldsmith is a nationally board certified, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Her integrative body centered and intuitive approach is grounded in decades of study and experience which are key to collaborating and working with people to help them reach their goals. Ellen’s expertise and dedication to the advancement of Asian and natural medicine extends to her years of service on the Oregon Medical Board’s Acupuncture Advisory Committee and the National University of Natural Medicine’s board of directors where she served as its chair.

She is known for her enduring confidence that each person has the power within to resolve challenges, grow and heal. From working with AIDS patients in the 80s, to trauma survivors, to performing artists, to high functioning professionals, elders and young people, Ellen is deeply equipped to guide people through challenging issues.

Her popular book, Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: +175 Recipes for Optimal Health, was touted by WELL + GOOD as one of the top cookbooks by an American practitioner of Chinese medicine, recommended for anyone looking for a framework to improving the quality of their diet, or experimenting with different ways of eating to see how it makes you feel. She speaks frequently on the value of understanding food as medicine from a Chinese medicine point of view at conferences and schools. Currently, she maintains a consulting and Chinese medicine practice out of Portland, Oregon.

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

Welcome back to the D&D Morning Show, where Drew and Dorothy continue to share their expertise on all things health and wellness. In this episode, the hosts tackle the topic of digestion and its role in achieving optimal health.

As Drew and Dorothy explain, digestion is not just about breaking down food - it's also about absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. The hosts offer practical tips for improving your digestion, such as chewing your food thoroughly and incorporating probiotics into your diet. They also delve into the importance of meal timing and portion control, and offer suggestions for healthy meal prep and planning.

But that's not all - in typical D&D fashion, the hosts also share some of their favorite supplements and wellness products. From digestive enzymes to collagen powder, Drew and Dorothy offer a wealth of information and insights to help you take your health and wellness journey to the next level.

So, whether you're struggling with digestive issues or simply looking for ways to optimize your health and wellness, tune in to the D&D Morning Show for practical tips and advice that you can put into practice right away. With new episodes dropping every week, the D&D Morning Show is your go-to source for health and wellness insights that are both informative and entertaining.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

We’re super excited to launch another 10 day online sugar detox!
We’ve done plenty of other detoxes in the past so this is a natural progression that we’ve been wanting to do for awhile now! We’ll try to keep this information post as clear and as simple as possible.
You don’t have to be anywhere in particular because this 10 Day Sugar Detox is 100% online. All you need is an internet connection (and a Facebook profile and you’re in!).
Regarding Facebook, this is where we host our private support groups where we’ll be posting all the information. So if you don’t have a Facebook account like most of the world 😉, you won’t be able to join us.
For the next 10 days we’re going to give you tons of information, ideas, lessons and knowledge based around detoxing your body! We’ll help you prevent from filling your body with toxins from sugar. We’ll give you ideas on sugar replacements, and we’ll even show you how to beat those sugar cravings!!!
You will need to come with an open mind. There’s a good chance we’ll offer some new ideas you haven’t tried before but it’s all for the good of your health and to help you get through a proper sugar detox!

We start Saturday April 29th. Saturday will be our soft launch day to get you prepped and ready, for us to answer questions and we will officially start on May 1st.

Registration cut off will be April 27th and we’ll have a max of 25 participants.

As soon as you sign up (through payment) we’ll add you to a private support group on Facebook which is where all the action will happen.
What Should I Expect?
You should expect to feel absolutely fantastic after 10 days of no refined sugar. You’re going to see an increase in energy, you’re going to feel better about yourself, I mean, think about going through your day guilt free!
You’ll likely drop some inches, digestion will improve and there’s a very good chance you’ll see improvements in your skin as well.
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Are you looking for a fun and informative way to kickstart your mornings? Look no further than the D&D Morning Show! Drew and Dorothy are two health and wellness enthusiasts who share their insights and expertise on everything from fitness and nutrition to supplements and healthy lifestyle habits.

Previously available only as a collection of Facebook live replays, the Morning Show is now being relaunched as a podcast on all platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more. This means that you can listen to the show on-the-go, or watch the full video shows on YouTube, one new episode dropping each week.

Each week, Drew and Dorothy bring their unique perspectives to a variety of topics that are sure to leave you feeling energized and inspired. From workout tips and fitness routines to meal prep and digestion, the hosts cover it all with a healthy dose of humor and personality. Whether you're a seasoned fitness fanatic or just starting out on your wellness journey, the D&D Morning Show has something for everyone.

So, grab your tea and tune in to the D&D Morning Show for an invigorating start to your day. With new episodes dropping every week, you'll never run out of inspiring and informative content to fuel your wellness and fitness journey.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Today we're focusing on supplements to improve your performance in your workouts.

So this is going to be a fun one. We want to jump on here and offer some value and some information. So usually, I mean, in the in the more recent past, we did a bunch of exciting live product launches and we thought, why not do a show and just offer some information and instead of our getting excited about new product, instead we should talk about the products that we do have and how they can help in this particular way to improve your workout performance. Yes.

And a lot of times we get people who write in or ask us questions about, I have lots of your supplements, but how should I take them or when should I take them? So that's what we're going to go over today as well, is when to take your supplements and how how to take your supplements as well.

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

Justin Frandson is a renowned Athleticism Performance Coach and author. He specializes in nerve work, and is the founder of Athleticism.com and EMFRocks.com. He has been working in the field of athletic performance for over 25 years. Justin is the author of, Athleticism: Whole Body + Whole Brain + Performance, which delves into the connection between athletic performance and the environment.

He became interested in the impact of environmental factors on athletic performance after noticing that many of his athletes were breaking down due to the effects of wearable technology. In response to this, he looked to nature for solutions to the man-made EMF challenge. His Grounding Bags, which are sold at doctor clinics across the country, are the leading natural answer for helping people coexist with EMF.

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

Today we are talking about why the gym is a recipe for disaster. When I say gym, I'm talking about conventional gyms.

I'm going to talk about the history of gyms, which could be a bit boring for some, but I'm only going to touch on that for a moment.

I'm going to tell you why gyms don't conventionally work for the average person, although there is a very small amount of a very small percentage of people that a gym could actually work for.

 And then I'm going to tell you what you need instead to see the results you're looking for.

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

Tarun is the founder of Adios and Venus. Adios is a mental wellbeing company that enables you to improve your clarity of thought and peace of mind through a regular habit of Contemplation. 
If you live your life largely looking outward and not inward, you may not create a deep connection with yourself, so you may make decisions that seem exciting in the short run but may not be right for you in the long run. A regular habit of Contemplation on the Adios principles keeps your connection with yourself strong and you can make the right decisions by using your Adioscope - your personal microscope for life.
Venus enables you to find a meaningful relationship by finding yourself first. The Venus approach is that a meaningful relationship does not start with finding the right person. It starts with finding yourself. It starts with becoming the right person. 
Venus has a three step process:
1. Find Yourself
2. Find a Friend
3. Find a Partner
In that order.
To start your journey with Adios, please go to www.adiosworld.com.
To find a meaningful partner for yourself, please go to www.LoveIsVenus.com.
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Dr. Melissa McCreery is a psychologist, emotional eating expert, author, host of the Too Much on Her Plate podcast, and the creator of Your Missing Peace, the program that supports smart, busy women in creating freedom from overeating and peace with food. 

She has helped thousands of women break cycles with overwhelm, overload, and overeating without feeling deprived, and without depending on ridiculous amounts of willpower. Over 32,000 women have taken her free Hidden Hungers quiz online. Participants in Dr. McCreery's signature program lose their cravings and their overeating habits. 

Her approach to helping working mothers, busy professionals, and stressed-out business owners emphasizes ditching diet mentality and using the power of psychology. 

Her perspective has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Weight Watchers Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Working Mother, Fitness, Women’s Health, CNN Health, Real Simple, and Self.

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

Today we're going to be talking about dieting. So it recently occurred to me that so many people believe in dieting, which is why they don't start to begin with.

So I'm going to bust some myths I want to tell you about our philosophy, how we teach people how to see results without dieting. That's my guarantee.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm MDT

Today we're talking about how to find time to work out. I know this is a burning question. We hear it all the time. This is actually one of the biggest objections when it comes to working out.

I'm going to teach you, or at least give you some new ideas, and we're going to have a great conversation around making fitness a priority, not spending hours in the gym.

Because nobody wants to do that anyways, unless maybe you're a bodybuilder or something, but I'm certainly not. At any rate, we got so much coming up all about how to see results and not spend hours in the gym.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am MDT

Most people don’t consider the health benefits when it comes to veggies, which is exactly what this category is. Just before this section I did talk about vegetables but let’s offer a slightly different angle to help you understand the importance here.

The reason we call it the forgotten macronutrient is because many people actually and literally forget about it. What’s for dinner, ‘steak and potatoes’. What about a roast, or even ‘fried chicken’, and how about a ‘fish and chips’.

Those are all staples in the SAD (Standard (North) American Diet). When is veggies listed, almost never likely because it makes kids and adults skin crawl all the same

Most likely because many didn’t grow up with veggies being a staple in their diet. Most people don’t know how to buy, prepare, or even store vegetables. Lucky for you, if you didn’t learn that growing up, you’ll be going through this program to teach you exactly that.

As of more recently a plant based diet has been gaining positive exposure and momentum in the field of health. It’s hard to pass by all the documented research, scientific evidence and case studies especially those that are now medication free after living a mostly plant based diet.

No it’s not for everyone, and even though I live a plant based diet I still enjoy meat or animal products once in awhile. Which is why you’ll see meat scattered throughout the meal plan. Not nearly as much as most would like. But remember to come in with an open and see what happens.

Some people have never even considered less meat in the diet. And some people have never even tried a supper meal without meat. My reply to that is, how do you know how you’ll feel without having meat in your diet if you never try?

You may just feel better than you ever have! But let me come back to meat in that ‘protein section’.

In my opinion most veggies are good for you. Of course we could talk most about spraying veggies with chemicals and growing specific seeds which I briefly mentioned in the GMO section. Which I recommend you stay away, like soy and corn.

After we eliminate GMO foods, the next step you may consider is eating organic fruits and veggies. Now let me mention I understand the health benefits of buying organic, but I also understand not everyone can buy organic all the time.

For those people that want to try some organic food to get started I’d recommend buying organic when it comes to the dirty dozen. What are the dirty dozen, they are the most heavily sprayed fruits and vegetables.

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

Protein is probably the most difficult macronutrient to discuss simply because we all grew up a certain way and to try and change the thought process is extremely difficult.

I’m not trying to change your thought process here, more so, I’m trying to show you that it doesn’t always have to be a certain way simply because that’s what you know.

We can get protein from different sources other than from meat or animal sources. But first let me explain the levels of protein and how I suggest we choose.

When it comes to most food, I like to take the utilization approach. So when it comes to these foods let’s talk about how our bodies process them.
In this order I’d suggest considering what ‘proteins’ you’ll add to each meal to make sure you have a complete macronutrients profile.

Red Meat


Ok so from the list above we can see how I suggest we make our choices and in this case that’s from top to bottom and here is why.

Eggs, especially egg whites, process very quickly in the body which is a good thing. I know it may sound like I’m contradicting myself because I just talked about how we want slow digesting carbs in the last section. But carbs and proteins digest differently.

You want protein that is easier to digest but carbs that have fibre to slow digestion which actually helps with the entire process. If everything processes too quickly (like a sugar) then we don’t let our intestines, stomach acid and internal organs do their job.

Let’s say for example you have a meat (quick digesting), washed down with a glass of milk (again quick digestion) with a sweet potato which we now know is a simple or quick digesting carb, then we miss out on many different stages that the body can help with to improve digestion. This is a big issue with how we eat and how we live.

On top of that, in the evening we usually have this giant meal that isn’t easy to digest and we sit and watch tv the rest of the night. Instead of going for an evening walk to help that food digest in your body. And don’t get me started on alcohol right after a meal like that, right before bed no less and we wonder why we can’t sleep at night.

Back to the topic at hand. We have eggs at the top of the list, then a close second is fish. Remember that if you’re going to have fish, I’d suggest buying wild and avoiding farmed fish at all costs. Don’t eat fish from a can and make sure you’re taking your chlorella tabs before and or after any time you eat fish.

Chicken and turkey are also closely linked, have similar properties and are easier to digest which is why you’ll see this in the meal plan as well.

And finally growing up in Alberta, Canada it’s difficult to say, eat less red meat. But the truth is, it’s often found hard to digest, not because of the meal alone, but because of the type of meat, the size, how frequently it’s consumed and what is eaten with it

So if you’re going to have a steak try to find grass fed; enjoy a sweet potato instead of a white potato and have a good portion of veggies with. Make sure the veggies take up more of the plate than any other nutrient and try not marinate that steak in toxic flavours or sauces.

You can have a clean healthy steak once in a while and not feel guilty about it. And that’s now.

Plant Based Protein

Many people don’t know that you can get enough protein from plants. That goes back to how earlier I talked about when asked ‘what’s for dinner?’ The answer was often meat, like, ‘roast is for dinner’, for example.

All it is, is misinformation, it’s the simple fact that we’ve been misinformed but there’s nothing wrong with that. No one should feel guilty, I’m not trying to ridicule anyone regardless of beliefs, understanding or how most of us were raised in North America.

The health industry is often changing, we find new science, research and case studies all the time. Personally I think this is exciting! If nothing ever changed I’d say it would be a pretty boring industry to be in.

Many people live very healthy lives and haven’t touched meat in years. But where do they get their protein from? This question comes up more than I could explain. Let’s take Spirulina for example. Did you know spirulina has more protein than steak – cup for cup?

Crazy right?! How could a little tab of algae (more on this later) contain that much protein? I mean sure, most people aren’t going to have a cup of spirulina tabs or powder but I’m just using it as an example to let you know there are plenty of plants jam packed with protein.

Take hemp seeds for example, these little seeds are a complete protein which means they contain all of the amino acids that you would find in meat.

Hemp seeds are also high in healthy fats which means it could double as a protein and fat at the same time.

Then we have quinoa, which is in the same superfood category as hemp seeds. Quinoa is also a complete protein and a complex carb which means you get a good amount of both macronutrients (carbs and protein) by enjoying a serving of quinoa.

Then we could look at the combination of celery and cucumber, which also makes a complete protein and is detoxing as well. And then there’s the example of beans and rice. Try whole grain rice with the bean combination to make a complete protein.
The list goes on, there are many examples I can come up with to show you that you can get plenty of protein from plants alone. Am I saying you’ll get enough protein from having a green smoothie once a day?

No I’m not, I believe in balance, which is why I’m talking about all the macronutrients here. Enjoy a green smoothie in the morning like we recommend. Maybe you’ll have spirulina tabs throughout the day.

And why not enjoy a quinoa salad, with spinach, hemp seeds, avocado and your favourite veggies like the monster salad listed below.

And what about a protein smoothie once a day, that’s also jam packed with nutrients to improve digestion, increase energy and give you a protein boost that so many people are worried about?

Now that’s a great way to get all your nutrients and have a balance of macronutrients. I really feel like we miss out on vital nutrients (vitamins and minerals) our bodies need by not consuming all the macronutrients as often as possible in a single meal.

So what happens if we don’t get all the macronutrients and we miss out on vitamins our bodies need.

We could be craving throughout the day which is why we head straight to the pantry after work (because our body lacks nutrients),
We could run into a health issue for lack of nutrients. For example a lack of iron could cause anemia, which isn’t a good thing. Side note, algae has tons of iron if this is an issue for you.

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

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

Carbohydrates often get a bad wrap because of the new diets out there where people try to avoid carbs all together. It’s extremely difficult to avoid carbs all together. Which makes restrictive diets that request few or no carbs at all seemingly impossible to follow.

Think about it, we have carbs in the morning for toast, oatmeal, french toast, or pancakes (which is usually created with a wheat product).

Then we often have a sandwich for lunch or a roll with a side salad. And it’s no different when it comes to supper. Which often includes pasta or pizza night, baked potatoes or another type of roll.

Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t do that. I’ll explain shortly that I believe carbs are a good thing if you pick the right ones and consume them in moderation.

You may have noticed as I explained the SAD includes carbs in every meal and not the best ones. We carb load almost every single day, and I didn’t even include fast food in that example.

It’s no one why as a society we’re overweight, we lack energy, we’re on multiple medications and on top of all that we in large part blame carbs because of it.

Carbs can actually be a good thing. They offer energy, they prevent you from being hungry and we know when we’re hungry we don’t make the best food choices. And they offer an abundance of vitamins and minerals as well.

Again, the problem is choosing the right type of carbs. So let’s talk about which ones those are, but first let’s talk about which to avoid.

Direct download: EMB_511_Carbs__Eat_this_not_that_V2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm MDT

Will eating fat make me fat? This question comes up quite frequently. The haunting fear that eating fats will put fat on your body. This myth simply isn’t true. I can assure you that eating fats will not make you fat!

There are a number of things that contribute to weight gain such as: eating low quality food like substances, overeating, lack of sleep and STRESS.

Eating proper portions of healthy fats will not cause weight gain.

In fact, healthy fats fuel our bodies and give us energy. Fats are one of the contributors to a well balanced whole foods diet along with plant based protein, healthy carbs and fiber.

Direct download: EMB_508_Healthy_Fats.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you want more details on macronutrients you can listen to this series of episodes:

Direct download: EMB_555_The_4_Macronutrients.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm MDT

This show is a bunch of little snippets, so if you guys aren’t quite familiar with us on social media, that’s what we do. We’re all over social media. We do lives, we do reels, we do stories, we do posts, and we’ve been doing that for years. That’s kind of how we have grown our business, fortunately, and Reels is kind of the thing right now.

Everyone’s doing reels, so we got to do reels too. So obviously how social media works, they push the algorithms to do the kind of things that they want you to do for whatever reason. I think honestly tiktok’s blown up, so everyone’s kind of copying.

But at any rate, what I’ve done here is, we’ve put together 30 to 60 second clips we grabbed them from social media and we threw them together in a show. I think they’re pretty good clips. You may disagree, but I thought, why not throw those together in a show podcast audio format only so you guys can listen.

So you’re going to hear a bunch of different clips and they’ll be splitters in between, so you’ll know that there’s different topics. But my take on random topics that are going on, not just health and wellness, but around the world as well, because some things just don’t make sense. At any rate, I hope you enjoy!

Direct download: EMB_579_Random_Thoughts_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm MDT

Today we're talking about grocery store tips. There's a lot of people that are struggling with groceries and rightly so. Prices have gone up dramatically or drastically.

So today, let's talk about grocery store tips, how to save money. The best way to go about collecting your groceries for the week and much, much more.

Direct download: EMB_578_Save_Money_at_the_Grocery_Store.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Technology is a crazy thing, isn't it? Technology is taking over. I mean, let's be real. You can't really avoid it. 

Technology has come so far, leaps and bounds from where it used to, and there's no stopping it. 

I feel like technology's taken over and there's so much to talk about.

Direct download: EMB_577_Technology.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm MDT

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: 12:00pm MDT

In most cases we set goals without having a real plan only because we think we're supposed to. It's the New Year and we heard we're supposed to set goals, so we don't but don't exactly know how.

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

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

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

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

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

You know what the thing is, there's always a reason it's a holiday, or a birthday or a long weekend. Holidays never really end with September and the start of a new school year, then there's Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year celebrations....

It never ends, which means this show's information is relevant at any time of year. We have focused on Christmas here but we can learn something here for any time of year.

Learn how you can stay on track, get on track or dust yourself off and get back in the game if all went for not!

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

This show is a bunch of little snippets, so if you guys aren’t quite familiar with us on social media, that’s what we do. We’re all over social media. We do lives, we do reels, we do stories, we do posts, and we’ve been doing that for years. That’s kind of how we have grown our business, fortunately, and Reels is kind of the thing right now.

Everyone’s doing reels, so we got to do reels too. So obviously how social media works, they push the algorithms to do the kind of things that they want you to do for whatever reason. I think honestly tiktok’s blown up, so everyone’s kind of copying.

But at any rate, what I’ve done here is, we’ve put together 30 to 60 second clips we grabbed them from social media and we threw them together in a show. I think they’re pretty good clips. You may disagree, but I thought, why not throw those together in a show podcast audio format only so you guys can listen.

So you’re going to hear a bunch of different clips and they’ll be splitters in between, so you’ll know that there’s different topics. But my take on random topics that are going on, not just health and wellness, but around the world as well, because some things just don’t make sense. At any rate, I hope you enjoy!

Direct download: EMB_573_Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Today, I want to talk about customer service. I know it's not like a super sexy topic. It's not like a hot topic that everybody's talking about, but it's something that I'm passionate about and I want to share my thoughts with you, to maybe give you a different perspective, or at least to shine some light on the importance of customer service. Maybe what you could expect or should expect. And as a business owner, what you can offer as well.

Direct download: EMB_572_Offering_Quality_Customer_Service.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm MDT

Vicki Cody, after 33 years as an Army wife, is now an Army mom, with two sons active in the service as Apache helicopter pilots. She wrote about her experiences in two award-winning books and advises military spouses and parents around the country. Her popular manual, Your Soldier, Your Army: A Family Guide, for the Association of the United States Army, has been distributed to well over 500,000 Army parents.

Vicki is married to a retired decorated four-star general who served as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Richard Arthur “Dick” Cody.  While raising their two sons and moving all over the United States and overseas, she served as a coach and mentor for Army spouses and an advocate for Army families.

As an advocate, author, and speaker, Vicki has been interviewed on CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and Soldier Television and Radio. She has had reviews published in The New York Times, Army Magazine, Military Times, Stars and Stripes, and Army Aviation Association of America. She has also been published by Authority Magazine and Thrive Global.

Direct download: EMB_571_Vicki_Cody_-_The_Life_of_an_Army_Wife.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Today, I'm talking about our 30 Day Fitness Challenge. We're going to title this Fit and Fabulous, Fight the Flab: 30 Day Fitness Challenge for the Busy Mom. And I'm going to explain all of that right here. Even if you're listening to this at another place in time, our fitness challenge could be passed. It could be full. I'm going to explain it to you anyways, because there could come a time in the future where we're going to run another one, most likely that you may want to join.

You can also take some tips, like if you're looking at someone else's 30 day challenge and you're like, whoa, that person doesn't offer half the value these guys do. Why would I go? Or maybe you don't want to sign up with us. Maybe you want more information about a 30 day challenge and you want to know what to expect.

At any rate, I'm going to hang out with you for the next 30 minutes or so. We're going to talk about the fitness challenge and what it's all about and what you should look for the next time you're looking for a fitness challenge.

Briana Borten is a spiritual mentor and energy weaver who helps people create deep transformation and live extraordinary lives.

Briana learned early on that she was capable of creating her own destiny. When she was 18, she broke her neck in a debilitating car accident. It derailed her college career, but she unexpectedly discovered the power of positivity and the profound rehabilitative benefits of massage and energy work. She attended massage school and established a busy private practice in Portland. But she yearned to create an environment where clients could have a more comprehensive and transcendent healing experience. This came to fruition when, at age 23, she opened The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa.

Meanwhile, Briana attended California College of Ayurveda and graduated as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. This training and the following years of treating patients stoked her deepening love affair with assisting others to reach their full potential.

This work has led to her opening two additional spa locations; creating a program to help people achieve their life dreams; speaking and writing extensively on personal development; formulating a product line that embodies the Dragontree’s principles and aesthetic; creating a non-profit to empower women to create lives they are inspired by; mentoring visionaries to create spiritual rootedness and become stewards of wealth; and leading transformational energy healing for groups and individuals.

In her playtime, Briana is a family girl who loves to plan, create, and celebrate. She’s a huge cuddler and enjoys Sunday morning cuddle time with her amazing kids, Phoenix and Sailor, and her sweet husband, Peter. She loves swimming in natural bodies of water, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, dancing with friends (and alone), dinner parties, natural medicine, holidays, salted caramels, hip-hop music, design and decor.

Briana and Peter have built a beautiful gathering space on their land in Boulder where they host gatherings and workshops involving meditation, ceremony, ritual and lots of dancing.

Direct download: EMB_569_Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am MDT

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. I know it’s not for everyone, but the old skool horror movies crack me up.

I like dressing up, and the costumes and even the candy. But not too much of it.

I know this is a stressful time of year for many but we can come together to find it less stressful.

I believe stress comes from mostly all the candy going around at this time of year.

In this show we talk about the witch switch, along with other ideas on how to trade useful items for Candy so your kids don’t have so much of it.

We have other tips and tricks throughout, I hope you enjoy!

Direct download: EMB_568_Halloween_Fun_treats_and_better_options.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

This show is a bunch of little snippets, so if you guys aren’t quite familiar with us on social media, that’s what we do. We’re all over social media. We do lives, we do reels, we do stories, we do posts, and we’ve been doing that for years. That’s kind of how we have grown our business, fortunately, and Reels is kind of the thing right now.

Everyone’s doing reels, so we got to do reels too. So obviously how social media works, they push the algorithms to do the kind of things that they want you to do for whatever reason. I think honestly tiktok’s blown up, so everyone’s kind of copying.

But at any rate, what I’ve done here is, we’ve put together 30 to 60 second clips we grabbed them from social media and we threw them together in a show. I think they’re pretty good clips. You may disagree, but I thought, why not throw those together in a show podcast audio format only so you guys can listen.

So you’re going to hear a bunch of different clips and they’ll be splitters in between, so you’ll know that there’s different topics. But my take on random topics that are going on, not just health and wellness, but around the world as well, because some things just don’t make sense. At any rate, I hope you enjoy!

Direct download: EMB_567_Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

This multiple six-figure entrepreneur and Forbes Coaches Council member grew up on food stamps, below the poverty line. As a kid the only thing she understood about money was that her family didn't have it. Her fear of finances carried on into her twenties where she found herself facing eviction, mountains of debt, and the consequences of just about every financial mistake a person can make. After becoming an entrepreneur she realized that earning more was only a fraction of the equation. It was then that she committed to fully transforming her relationship with money. In a few short years Hannah went from a negative net worth to becoming an investor, owning multiple properties, and building tangible wealth. Her own journey of financial liberation catalyzed the work she does today.

Hannah helps entrepreneurial leaders build wealth and become well-resourced by cultivating financial stability, sovereignty, and sustainability. Her commitment to closing the wealth gap inspired her to found The LeadWell Summit in 2021, an annual global wealth event. It's free to all participants and will be hosted again on October 17th - 21st.

Direct download: EMB_566_Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am MDT

With Thanksgiving coming up I thought I’d offer some Thanksgiving Holiday Nutrition Tips which can be used during any holiday season.

This is a difficult time of year for many with so many temptations right in our face, which lasts all day for some. Then the next day with treats, desserts and leftovers.

It’s important to understand we’re developing habits right now, many in which that are unhealthy. So when it come to make lifestyle changes we find results come that much harder because of the habits we’re developing right now.

Direct download: EMB_565_Thanksgiving_Nutrition_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm MDT

Suzanne Monroe is the Founder of The International Association of Wellness Professionals (IAWP) and Director of the IAWP’s Holistic Wellness Coach Certification and Training Program.  

After experiencing career burnout in conjunction with a familial health crisis, Suzanne had a wake-up moment that led her to discover her passion for holistic wellness and her purpose of helping others.  

Now, she aims to help people reawaken their purpose and find a career they love where last year alone she helped reach 11.5 Million people with the message of holistic wellness and living a life you love.  

She’s also the author of Live Well Dream Big: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Your Best Self & Living Life On Your Own Terms and the podcast host of Live Well Dream Big.

Direct download: EMB_564_Live_Well_Dream_Big.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am MDT

We couldn't be more grateful to have you tuning in with us today to learn about manufacturing supplements. I know that might sound a bit dry to some people, but I also feel like it's a pretty important topic because when you're going to buy supplements, you should know where they come from.

You should know who you're supporting, what type of ingredients, what type of ethics are happening in and around the products that are being manufactured for you.

For example, you go to box stores, but if you go to independent, specialized companies, it's completely different. I'm going to go over that on today's show. I'm going to give you some insights of what happens, the inside scoop, and what happens when you're trying to manufacture and design your own products.

Direct download: EMB_563_Behind_the_Scenes_of_Manufacturing_Your_Own_Supplements.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm MDT

Today we've got a different kind of format. I always like to throw things at the wall to see what sticks. I also like to switch things up, not only for my benefit, because I don't like things to be stagnant, but for yours as well that we do something completely different. 

This show is a bunch of little snippets, so if you guys aren't quite familiar with us on social media, that's what we do. We're all over social media. We do lives, we do reels, we do stories, we do posts, and we've been doing that for years. That's kind of how we have grown our business, fortunately, and Reels is kind of the thing right now. 

Everyone's doing reels, so we got to do reels too. So obviously how social media works, they push the algorithms to do the kind of things that they want you to do for whatever reason. I think honestly tiktok's blown up, so everyone's kind of copying. 

But at any rate, what I've done here is, we've put together 30 to 60 second clips we grabbed them from social media and we threw them together in a show. I think they're pretty good clips. You may disagree, but I thought, why not throw those together in a show podcast audio format only so you guys can listen. 

So you're going to hear a bunch of different clips and they'll be splitters in between, so you'll know that there's different topics. But my take on random topics that are going on, not just health and wellness, but around the world as well, because some things just don't make sense. At any rate, I hope you enjoy!

Direct download: EMB_562_-_33_Random_Thoughts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:21am MDT

I appreciate you going to hang out with me as I talk about a very different subject. I feel like I'm talking about different subjects for quite some time now, when I say nothing less than conventional thinking, that's what the show is all about, Exploring Mind and Body. 

I'm talking about kids sharing pictures on social media, possibly exposing your kids and your children. I know a lot of you are going agree with this, but people don't go with most of what I say. So what's the difference?

Direct download: EMB_561_Exploiting_Children_on_Social_Media.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm MDT

So recently, I made a bold statement. I stood up on my reel and said, You know what? I don't support Tim Hortons. 

We were going to a coffee shop and I had a friend that said, Hey, let's go to Starbucks. I'm like, I don't want to go to Starbucks. I don't really want to pay $8 for a coffee. I don't really like coffee to begin with, or to pay six bucks for a tea and I can't even pronounce their words. 

So I was like, man, I don't really want to go to Starbucks. And then then he's like, Well, let's go to Tim Hortons. I'm like, No, I'm not going to Tim Hortons. I said, Don't support Tim Hortons. And he said, Why? And so I explained it to him. And then I did a quick reel on social media. 

I'm also going to talk about segregation. I'm going to talk about what happened in the last couple of years. Some people aren't going to want to hear about it. It's so much easier to bury your head in the sand and pretend nothing has happened or nothing did happen. It seems like so much has just been forgotten about. 

And so, yeah, let's do it. Let's get dirty. We're going to talk about some politics. We're going to talk about what's right and wrong. We're going to talk about what, in my opinion, was good and bad and maybe we can do something about it.

Direct download: EMB_560_Why_I_Choose_Not_to_Support_Tim_Hortons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Today I'm talking about an interesting industry. I'm talking about personal training. And I got the idea because I threw up a reel on social media and I had some interesting conversations. 

I like to have these conversations just to see what people think and a lot of people haven't really thought about it. But the fact of the matter is that personal training is a failing industry. 

And I give reasons why and we'll talk about it throughout the show. But some people were offended, of course, and some people didn't really believe it, and then others were in agreement. And that's okay. 

Everyone's allowed to share their own opinion. Everyone is allowed and should have their own opinion. So I'm going to tell you my angle and what I believe is going to be the future of personal training and why it doesn't work for either side, the trainer or the individual. And then what you can do instead.

Direct download: EMB_559_Why_Personal_Training_Doesnt_Work.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm MDT

We’re got another new show coming at you this week and we’re talking about hypnosis.

We’re changing this show up just a bit, and combing two guest interviews from Dr. Anbar and Mandy Barbee.

We thought it would be fun to combine two similar topics as we talk about healing through hypnosis.

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.

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

And these guests are the perfect guys to bring that all together.

Direct download: EMB_558_Healing_Through_Hypnosis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm MDT

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

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

Direct download: EMB_557_Electric_Cars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm MDT

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

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

Direct download: EMB_556_Adventures_of_a_First_Time_Beekeeper.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm MDT

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

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

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

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

Direct download: EMB_554_Easy_Times_Create_Weak_People.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:44pm MDT

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

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

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

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

Direct download: EMB_553_Healing_Lower_Back_Pain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm MDT

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

Direct download: EMB_552_No_Park_Workouts_Please.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

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

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

If you haven't seen the recipe, you should pull it up:

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

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

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

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

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As the co-founder of Culina Health, Vanessa’s magic lies in her realistic and personalized approach to nutrition. With science as her first love, she is interested in helping clients to take an active role in their health journey with the help of her expertise: personalized lifestyle plans backed by evidenced-based, science-driven nutrition counseling, adult weight management, and building a better relationship with food. 
Vanessa received her MS in Marketing at NYU and completed her Dietetic Internship at Mount Sinai Hospital where she worked as a Senior Dietitian for five years. Essence named “One of the Top 5 Black Nutritionists That Will Make You Change the Way You Think About Nutrition” as a guest for Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown!
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I'm going to be talking about the oils you should be avoiding. And it's a deep subject. It's complicated. People get angry and frustrated because they feel like they've been lied to. It's a whole thing. But I'm going to try to raise some awareness around that for you. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Our top 3 Tips on How to Fight Cravings

#1. Consume Smaller Meals Throughout the Day

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

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

#4. (Bonus) Find Healthy substitutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope you enjoy!

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As more and more people talk about buying early Christmas presents. I hope you consider local.

We have friends, neighbors, family members and people in our own communities doing everything they can to feed their families and put food on the table.

I hope you consider them before buying at the cheapest item you can find at the closest box store. Knowing full well those products are produced in a land far away made by people you’ll never meet, filing they pockets of people that will never know your name.

Consider all the time and effort it takes to run a business and make sure customers are happy.

Consider that the price may be a little more but you’re supporting customer service, you’re supporting better quality, a stronger local economy, you’re putting a smile on someone’s face whom you share schools with and grocery stores.

How amazing would it be if everyone committed to supporting local this year. What if every single one of us bought every single gift within their own community.

Even though we ship and many of our orders come from places further away, we’d fully support that.

And I think every other small and local business would feel the same way.

It does make a difference, your vote matters to each and every one of us that do our best to bring you quality products and services every single day. And we thank you for that.

10+ years in the game of life and business and Dorothy and I still celebrate, we still get excited and it still brings joy and happiness to our lives each time a new order comes in 💙🙏💙

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

R is an entrepreneur, technologist & author. He is the CEO of Shield Your Body, which creates products that make it easy and affordable for people to reduce their exposure to wireless radiation from devices like cell phones and laptops.

And, along with his father, Dr. Martin Blank, he co-authored ‘Overpowered’-- widely regarded as one of the best books written on the science of the health effects of EMF radiation. He is also the host of The Healthier Tech Podcast.

This follows a 20-year career in software development for bluechip firms including Apple, NBC, Disney, Microsoft, the NFL, IKEA and Mattel. R also co-founded Wildform where he co-created the first video encoder for Flash (sold to Google).

He has served on the affiliate faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program, and previously on the faculty of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.

Additionally, R has authored numerous articles, videos, courses and books in technology and software development. R has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from UCLA Anderson School of Management and an undergraduate degree from Columbia University.

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

This is a tough one to write about. When you run a public business sometimes it's hard to figure out what to keep personal and what to share with the world.

I've always felt it's important to lead by example.

Given that we teach health and wellness I feel like my health and wellness should always be optimal. I've had people say, 'what do you mean you can't do that, you're the fittest person I know?' Which makes me feel like people expect perfection but that could only be my perspective.

Over 2 years ago I was in a MVA, hit from behind (and the side) not going very fast at all. Since then my back has been giving me issues. I was going to physio and chiro and was at a point only 6 months ago where the pain and discomfort was almost completely gone.

This April, shortly after I came back from LA, I got a pinched nerve in my lower back which literally had me on my back for 3 or 4 days. I could hardly stand up let alone walk.

Some of you may remember when thankfully Dorothy filled in for live workouts on her own for 2 weeks at the end of April / beginning of May.

Since then it's been a continued struggle. The pain from my back shoots down my leg into my calf and runs to the top of my foot and finally makes my toes numb much of the day.

I feel like I've tried just about everything. Chiro, massage, acupuncture, cupping, rolling, stretching, thera gun, etc. Egoscue and even Eldoa exercises - along with focusing on anti-inflammatory foods (which is a usual thing but we've been putting more effort into this knowing food helps heal). I also ice multiple times a night before bed which helps me not wake up in the middle of the night with throbbing leg pain.

I'm not saying these don't help, they do. Very much. The odd day when I lose all ambition to do anything for my pain it's so much worse. But I would hope after doing these consistently the pain would be gone completely, not just a little bit.

Some days are harder than others. Some days mini depression rears its ugly head and I feel like I'll never get better. These are the worst days when I feel like my mental strength (which I'm usually very proud of) completely breaks down.

Some days I'm irritable and likely hard to be around. My greatest fear is that the people I love, those closest to me (like Dorothy) won't be treated the way they should when I'm in my most pain and discomfort and lash out for no reason. And I don't think it's a proper excuse to treat people badly when you're in pain or aren't feeling well.

Simple tasks like writing an email, answering a question or having a brief conversation is at times a challenge. It's like someone poking me with a needle, when my entire calf aches when I'm trying to focus on something else like a regular conversation. Or someone tapping you on your shoulder when you're trying to focus.

I should have mentioned at the beginning, I don't believe chronic pain is something we have to live with. I don't believe we should expect our health to decline as we age. And nothing is going to change my mind.

I'm committed to getting better and finding a way to do so. I may have watched every single youtube video on back pain, and herniated/bulging discs. I have talked to my doctor who mostly wants to do a bone scan, and mri (which takes a year to get) for the main goal of back surgery. For obvious reasons I'll avoid this at all costs but I'm also grateful we live in a world where surgery is a possibility when needed.

I'm not sure if I'm ready to share this publically, but I know many people struggle with pain. I know a couple people in this group who have their own struggles with pain and discomfort, which is why I wanted to share.

I wanted to let you know that you're not alone, and there are people that can relate. I'm not one to share these personal types of stories because I don't want sympathy and I certainly don't want anyone feeling sorry for me.

So far, what I've gotten most out of this experience (besides feeling like a back expert ;)) is it could be worse. It could be much worse.

The car accident could've been high speed and many other issues may have arised. I think of people like Max (Zach's employee) who is still in a hospital bed right now.

I notice people limping, I notice people with prosthetic legs now more than ever. And it makes me grateful to welcome the pain at times knowing there are people much worse off that may even be doing better than me on some days.

But there's light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like eventually the pain will go away, I feel like the days that I feel sorry for myself and think of all the things I haven't been able to do, especially in the summer like slackline, skateboard and surf (and even run down the beach) are less and less.

I change my focus to what I can do, I can walk, I can ride my bike, I can jump in the ocean and I can still workout with minimal limitations. These certainly help, and thinking about everything I'm grateful for may sound cliche but that helps as well.

I feel like there's a lesson in all experience of life, maybe I'm to learn more patience and understanding, maybe we'll be able to help more people in the future that deal with chronic pain or back issues....

Those of you that are struggling with your own pain, I hope this helps. I hope you understand you're not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like we can all work to better days, a better mind set and being grateful for what we have.

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

Censorship is a special word especially at this time in the world. Personally I feel like our countries have been built on freedom of speech and being able to say what you think is right.

Unfortunately, that right seems to be more and more in danger. However in this podcast I'm going to argue that in this situation censorship is a good thing.

Here's my main point, is that because of big media like google, Youtube, Facebook, IG, etc. no longer allow you to say what you want. They reduce the algorithms, they suspend accounts without notice, they literally take down posts and videos.....

Most of us know this is happening and it's all happening if and when you say something they don't want you to say. If you go against the narrative or say something that they don't believe in or what they are paid to believe in, then you suffer the consequences.

That being said, there are more and more companies popping up that believe in freedom of speech which I'm excited about. For example many people are going to telegram and away from Facebook which is another messenger app much like Whatsapp. Keep in mind Whatsapp is also owned by Facebook who recently changed their name to Meta.

There is Rumble and Odysee both uncensored video platforms which is also awesome, so more people are going away from all the censorship of Youtube and looking for other options.

What I'm saying here is, all the censorship they are doing, is pushing people away which is a good thing, gives them less of the market share and pushing people towards better options in my opinion.

So don't fear those that are worried about freedom of speech, there are other solutions on the rise. And I strongly encourage you to switch over and support those platforms instead of these highly censored ones.

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

Scott Malin is a best-selling health and fitness expert. Scott's extremely popular fitness, rehab and nutrition videos have received over 11.5 million views on You Tube. Scott has an extensive background in personal training (National Academy of Sports Medicine), working with celebrities and athletes for many years. He has been featured on the news as a fitness expert and most recently appeared on ABC, KTLA News and KDOC TV.

Scott first became obsessed with health and fitness when he sustained a serious low back injury playing basketball about fifteen years ago, which left him laid up in bed for six months. He began a long journey of learning how to heal himself without drugs or surgery. Along the way, he realized that the best way to rehab the body is to work with its natural healing process instead of against it.

Scott developed MALIN METHOD, a revolutionary way to heal the body naturally and safely. Using scientific research as his guide and real world training as his testing ground, Scott stripped away the long held beliefs of ineffective treatments like ice and prolonged rest and replaced them with scientifically backed healing strategies that quickly and effectively reduce swelling, bruising and pain. MALIN METHOD also dramatically increases strength, stability and healthy range of motion, which significantly reduces the risk of future injury.

MALIN METHOD has taught over 100,000 people of all ages how to rehabilitate their bodies and get out pain naturally and safely. Scott's system is super easy to do at home and does not require any equipment.

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

Paul Shapiro is the author of the national bestseller Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World (published by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books in 2018). He's also the CEO of The Better Meat Co., a four-time TEDx speaker, the host of the Business for Good Podcast, and a long-time leader in food sustainability.

Paul is an authority figure on food and agricultural sustainability. He is a regular podcast guest and has been invited on hundreds of news outlets, including StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Rich Roll Podcast, and CNN.

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

Shapiro lives in Sacramento, California with his wife Toni Okamoto Shapiro, author and founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, and their very friendly pit bull, Eddie.

Direct download: EMB_516_Paul_S_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. I know it's not for everyone, but the old skool horror movies crack me up.

I like dressing up, and the costumes and even the candy. But not too much of it.

I know this is a stressful time of year for many but we can come together to find it less stressful.

I believe stress comes from mostly all the candy going around at this time of year.

In this show we talk about the witch switch, along with other ideas on how to trade useful items for Candy so your kids don't have so much of it.

We have other tips and tricks throughout, I hope you enjoy

Direct download: EMB_515_Lets_talk_about_Halloween_Fun_treats_and_better_options.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am MDT

From birth to her young adult years, Kitty was entrenched in the allopathic medical model managing major health conditions. Finally, she turned to holistic healing and used that journey to empower others to teach and build a career from what they learned. Kitty is a holistic health educator, investigative health journalist, 3-time author, and a podcast host. 
She has a background as a nutritional consultant and chef, working alongside nutritional giants such as Dr. Robert Marshall and author Donna Gates. 
Direct download: EMB_514_Healthy_Gut_Girl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am MDT

Isn't it crazy that we're even talking about this? But I mean how many times have we said that to ourselves?

In this clip I'm going to talk about some very difficult subjects. Most in which people shy away from.

They are too hard to think about, too hard to understand, even fathom.

Why could this be happening, who in their right mind would actually want this?

Is this actually even possible?

I'm also going to bring on some experts in their own rights to talk about their experiences, what has happened to them, how they see this all unfolding and what's happening right in front of our own eyes.

All in which most turn a blind eye too. We'd prefer to think everything is fine, everything will go back to 'normal' and nothing bad will happen to any of us.

This show will upset a lot of people I'm sure. But I'm not here to argue or debate. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, every one should have the right to voice the own opinion - something that the powers to be are trying very hard to take away.

And finally we should all have the right to our own choices over our own bodies, again which is being harder and harder to do in this world of madness.

Agree or disagree, I'm entitled to my own voice, just as you are.

Regardless, thank you for listening, and thank you for respecting my opinion whether you agree or not.

Direct download: EMB_512_Depopulation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Yug Varma, PhD, is the Cofounder & CEO of Phyla, the world’s most advanced probiotic acne system. He has 10+ years of microbiome research experience including an extensive background in bio-organic chemistry, microbiology, and synthetic biology.


Dr. Varma received his scientific training at several distinguished academic institutions, including Johns Hopkins University (PhD) and University of California, San Francisco. His scientific work has been published in many prestigious journals, including Nature.


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

Direct download: EMB_510_-_Skin_Microbiome_Research.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

From an incurable chronic illness and medical prognosis “He shouldn’t be able to walk, talk, amount to anything and be death six times by now” to an entrepreneur, award winning global inspirational speaker and victorious mindset mentor.

Nathanael  Zurbruegg's purpose is to inspire people to live their extraordinary lives by developing their unlimited potential, which makes the world a victorious place. 

Direct download: EMB_498_Chronic_Ilness_-_Nathanael.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

It's back to school time which means it's time to get back on track!

As a nutrition and fitness company most people think our busiest time of year is in Jan, which isn't the case.

Our busiest time of year is Sept. And that's because of the long summers of BBQ, not working and eating whatever we like.

No judgement here, that's just how it works. Then when the kids go back to school, regular work hours come about and everyone is looking to get back into their routines, we hear from most sharing how little they did over the summer.

So it's time to get back on track and all that starts with a plan.

We need to decide what is that we want, then we plan on how we're going to do that.

Planning workouts is essential to getting back on track. And meal planning, along with grocery shopping, knowing what meals you're going to plan in advance is all so important.

If you need some help planning workouts and meals we can certainly help with this.

If you don't have a professional helping, there's nothing wrong with making your own.

It's the time it takes that deter most people from doing it themselves. So if you're not going to do it yourself or if you don't have time to do it, it would be a good idea to find a trusted professional.

Direct download: EMB_506_Back_to_school_and_back_on_track.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm MDT

Christal grew up in a small farming community in Southern Saskatchewan. As an avid athlete with her share of injuries, she had little assistance from the medical profession available to her in her small town so decided to study Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal College. She wanted not only to understand what was wrong and how to recover but how to prevent injuries in the first place.

Through college she was able to continue with her athletics; both as a competitor and as a therapist. She was a gold medalist Badminton player at MRC and she was able to be on the sidelines of many of her favorite sports (including football, hockey, baseball and volleyball) as well as sports she had little experience with (such as field hockey, basketball and judo) throughout university.

After completing her Athletic Therapy diploma from MRC and her Kinesiology degree at the U of C, she continued to work with hockey in both the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Heritage Junior B Hockey League and the Women’s Western Hockey League. She worked in private practice as an AT until requiring knee surgery (an injury sustained at playing hockey) which introduced her to the world of insurance where she worked for a number of years.

Working as a rehabilitation specialist she recognized a challenge in the insurance and medical fields. There was a group of people in pain for which there is no apparent reason discoverable in today's traditional diagnostic tests or imaging. According to medicine and the insurance world, nothing was wrong with them.

Christal had learned what she could in the insurance world and was anxious to get back into helping people directly in a clinical setting. After losing her mom to Cancer and her grandmother 6 months later, she learned life was just too short not to be doing what you were meant to do. But the question remained on how to help the population with unexplained pain – she needed to find a solution.

After research into various educational options she found osteopathic manual therapy. A method to understand in more detail the anatomy of the human body and how all parts were interrelated. A method to understand WHY people had pain. She started her osteopathic studies in 2006 at the Canadian College of Osteopathy Vancouver Campus (now called the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice). She returned to private practice in 2007.

Christal graduated after completing her thesis on vestibular disturbances in the post concussed active population. She continues to be a certified Athletic Therapist and has continued post graduate studies in endocranial spasm work, psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology, emotional work within the fluids, mechanical link, neuro-kinetic therapy, and energetic work through the medicine wheel.

In January 2019 she opened Take Flight Osteopathic Wellness with the goal of bringing hope to people who feared they’d have to live with the pain for the rest of their lives.

Take Flights Mission is To help you, your performance and Life Take Flight.

Direct download: EMB_505_Christal_G.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

It always strikes me as odd when you see someone working out like a bodybuilder who doesn't want to be a bodybuilder. If you want to look like a bodybuilder or if you want to compete in a fitness competition, sure you workout a certain way.
But if you want to look lean and strong, you work out differently. Or if you want to increase the strength of your heart, maybe you have heart Dis-Ease in your family. They you don't stand and lift heavy weights, you do more cardio exercises.
More weights and less reps = more mass. Less weight and more reps equal leaner muscles. The you have body weight exercises, yoga, pilates and more!
There's all kinds of different ways to be fit, health and active. Be sure you're choosing the right way that aligns with the body type you're looking for.
Direct download: EMB_504_Working_out_for_your_goals_and_body_type.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Having gone through the experience of the poor health leading to the deaths of two husbands, as well as the deaths of her father, mother, sister, many family members and friends, Emily Thiroux Threatt has much experience in the grieving process and has learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy.


Emily has kept journals and written to express herself most of her life. She earned a master’s degree in English with a concentration in writing which led to her career teaching writing at the university level for 30 years including being a pioneer in online education and writing university textbooks. After having two husbands die, she naturally turned to writing to deal with her grief. She also is teaching those dealing with loss how to use writing to deal with their grief.


Her new book, Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief, was released in January 2021 by Mango Publishing and provides guidance for navigating the downs and ups of the unfamiliar territory of grief. Each of the twenty-six chapters includes a practice which can support and comfort the reader.

Direct download: EMB_503_Emily_T-_Loving_and_Living_Your_Way_Through_Grief.mp3
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Hard gainers is a real thing, and it's a real struggle. Most people don't know about hard gainers because much of the world is surrounded by people trying to lose weight. So what's a hard gainer? It's someone who has trouble keeping weight on, including muscle mass. Particularly important to men, athletes but exclusively. Men and women in all walks of life struggle with being a hard gaining, but again are downplayed by so many trying to lose weight.

So when we talk about the struggles around gaining weight, most people shrug it off or don't think much of it. But it's a real problem. Calling someone 'fat' to an obese person, is no different than calling someone 'scrawny' to a skinny person. It's hurtful and can stay with people their entire lives. In this show we talk about hard gainers, what it's like to be this type of person and what you can do about it.

Direct download: 502_Hard_gainers_and_how_to_gain_weight.mp3
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Charlie Hartwell is the Managing Partner of Bridge Builders Collaborative, a group of highly successful investors who have been investing in start-up companies in the space of mental health, consciousness, and spirituality.  Some of their investments include Pear Therapeutics, Insight Timer, Headspace, and Happify Health.  A Harvard Business Scholl graduate, Charlie has served and led organizations in 14 different industries, including starting a nonprofit in the slums of Kenya in 1986 that has now served health care to several Million Patients.
Maureen Pelton, MSSW, is a social scientist and spiritual teacher with 36 years of professional experience as a Holistic Psychotherapist, Executive Coach, Organizational Consultant, Adjunct Faculty, and Group Facilitator.  Maureen is a teacher on Insight Timer and is a Certified Advanced Practitioner of Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy, QNRT™, and is a partner of Bridge Builders Collaborative.
Direct download: EMB_501_Maureen_Pelton__Charlie_Hartwell.mp3
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How to Beat the Heat is something we all consider during the hot summer months...or something we all should consider.

Sun burns are not just detrimental to our health in short term but in longer term as well.

It always surprises me when I see people flaunting their sun burns like it's something to be proud of.

What I'm most proud of is when I get through an entire summer without getting burned, now that's a real challenge!

Pay attention to the time of day you're spending the most of your time outside.

Consider non toxic sunscreen and even wear long sleeves when it's extremely hot outside.

Direct download: EMB_500_How_To_Beat_The_Heat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm MDT

Dr. Aaron Hartman is a Functional Medicine Doctor and a Physician which is why he's also a clinical researcher for Pfizer and the Covid Vaccine.

In this show we talk about in his opinion who should be taking the vaccine, if it's safe for kids, the mandating and encouraging of vaccines, social pressure and more.

This is an interesting angle coming from who actually works for the biggest pharmaceutical company in the world.

Certainly worth listening to.

Direct download: Aaron_H_on_Covid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am MDT

Dr. Aaron Hartman is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine. Aaron guides individuals to restore their health and hope, using science-backed solutions, so they can live the vibrant life they were made for.

Aaron’s own journey with Functional Medicine started with his first daughter, who he and his wife took in as a foster child, then adopted. Due to her cerebral palsy and countless dietary issues, the Hartmans went to specialist after specialist, but even as a physician, Dr. Hartman felt let down and confused. His daughter’s health struggles forced him to confront an uncomfortable realization: Our current healthcare system doesn’t have all the answers. Aaron’s wife, a brilliant--and very stubborn--occupational therapist refused to give up hope. She ultimately pointed him towards functional medicine, and their daughter thrived.

The human body is infinitely complex, and functional medicine caters to this complexity. Dr. Hartman listens to his patients’ whole health stories then helps them apply data-driven solutions to start healing. In short, he looks at clients’ home, environment, diet, daily habits, and health history, and then teaches solutions instead of just treating symptoms.

Direct download: EMB_498_Aaron.mp3
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It's a challenging world to live in today. It seems as though even our closes friends and family's opinions have. gone from requests to demands.

We no longer are expected to do what others want but it seems to be demanded regardless of what's right for ourselves.

Everyone is in a different situation, everyone has a different story, background and beliefs.

And we should all be able to make our own decisions without external influence.

Unconditional love means, it doesn't matter what people do, say or choose. You love them for who they are, not who you want them to be.

Direct download: EMB_497_Managing_Expectations_for_Happiness.mp3
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Nadine Artemis is the author of two books including Renegade Beauty: Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance and Holistic Dental Care.

She is the creator of Living Libations, a luxury line of organic wild-crafted non-GMO serums, elixirs, and essential oils for those seeking the purest of the pure botanical natural health and beauty products on the planet.

Nadine is an innovative aromacologist that formulates immune enhancing blends.

Her healing creations, along with her concept of "renegade beauty," encourage effortlessness, eschew regimes, and inspire people to rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness.

Her potent dental serums are used worldwide and provide the purest oral care available.

Nadine is a key speaker at health and wellness conferences and a frequent commentator on health and beauty for media outlets. She has received glowing reviews for her work in the Hollywood Reporter, GOOP, Vogue, People, Elle, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, W Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and National Post.

Celebrity fans include Shailene Woodley, Renee Zellweger, Julianne Moore, Carrie Anne Moss, Mandy Moore, First Lady of Canada Sophie Trudeau and many others.

Alanis Morissette, describes Nadine as “a true sense-visionary."

Aveda founder, Horst Rechelbacher, calls Nadine “a pure flower of creativity.”

Fun Fact: She opened the first full concept aromatherapy store in North America in Toronto at just 22 years old.

Direct download: EMB_496_Holistic_Dental_Care.mp3
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