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Join Drew Taddia this week as he interviews Jennifer Gendron on Making Changes that Last!
 
Jennifer has owned and operated Lifestyles Health & Fitness studio for the past 8 years.  She has worked in the fitness industry since 2004 where she began her career in a gym setting as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor before opening her own home-based private fitness studio and then eventually moving on to opening Lifestyles in 2008.
 
Jennifer is passionate about health and wellness and truly believes in the importance of living a balanced lifestyle focusing not only on physical health but on the mind, body, spirit connection that addresses total wellness.
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Tim JP Collins helps people overcome Anxiety & Stress to consider what is possible in their lives.  Tim's approach isn't just about coping, it's about moving past Anxiety and fear to live the life you were destined for. 

Tim is the creator & host of "The Anxiety Podcast"​ and is quickly becoming one of the leading experts when it comes to anxiety.

Tim is also a sought after speaker on the topic of anxiety & stress and injects humor and authentic stories from his own life into his speaking.

When Tim isn’t speaking on the podcast or on stage he works with companies running “Workplace Wellness Retreats” helping to reduce stress and build happier people and thus more productive workplaces."

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If Anxiety is taking over your life listen to Tim JP Collins talk about how to Reduce Anxiety in this FB Live Pre interview of Nationally Syndicated Exploring Mind and Body.

Tim gives real life tips that you can use today to help reduce the Anxiety in your Life.

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Belinda Farrell has overcome major life challenges—the suicide of her son, complete financial loss, and healing a degenerated spine without surgery. But all was not lost. By using ancient Hawaiian techniques and accepting responsibility for every aspect of her life, she was able to rise from the ashes, find her friggin’ joy, and now she’s sharing this invaluable information with others in her book, Find Your Friggin’ Joy.

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Scott Alan Turner is the Financial Rock Star, who went from a “money moron” at age 22 to self-made millionaire 13 years later. Scott is an early retiree who spends his time helping people get out of debt faster, save more money, and retire rich. He is the radio and podcast host of the Scott Alan Turner Show, and best selling author of 99 Minute Millionaire.

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What's the best way to burn body fat and increase your metabolism, what workouts should you do if you're crunched for time, how to start a running program...

 

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Michelle S. Fondin is the author of The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle (New World Library, 2015), Help! I Think My Loved One Is an Alcoholic: A Survival Guide for Lovers, Family, & Friends (2016), and the upcoming book 7 Days to Chakra Healing (New World Library, 2017). Michelle writes for Deepak Chopra’s website and is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, meditation, & yoga teacher.

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Here is a Facebook Live interview where I interview Blaine Penny who is doing AMAZING things for the Mitochondrial Disease which his some has been diagnosed with. 

He'll be running this weekend in Calgary linked to (hopefully) 150 people to break a Guinness World Record in raising money for his son and other with the same diagnosis. 

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Michelle S. Fondin is the author of The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle (New World Library, 2015), Help! I Think My Loved One Is an Alcoholic: A Survival Guide for Lovers, Family, & Friends (2016).
 
Michelle writes for Deepak Chopra’s website and is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, meditation, & yoga teacher.
 
In this pre interview I talk to Michelle about her new book Help I think my loved one is an alcoholic! We go live on facebook to answer questions and have an open and candid conversation on Alcoholism.
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I'm an outdoor adventure athlete and American mountain biker, born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I'm passionate about cycling, adventure travel, personal growth, plant-based nutrition, health and wellness, and being of service to others to help them find the best and bravest version of themselves.  I grew up playing tennis, soccer, playing in the school band for 6 years and focusing on school.

I finished my BS in Electrical Engineering from UNM in 2005 and moved to Boulder, CO for graduate school.  I raced my first full season as a pro mountain biker in 2006, focusing on XC.  I started cycling in 2003, stemming from spin classes at the gym!  I first rode a bike for cross training for marathon running. Once I found the mountain bike, I was totally addicted.

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Rosalyn Fung is a Self-Love Coach for Women and Entrepreneurs. She is Founder of Holistic Body Love Coaching Inc. Having a background as a Psychologist for the last 10 years and holding a 2nd degree blackbelt in karate, she knows what it takes to develop a mindset to successfully achieve your goals in Health & Wealth!

She also is Certified in Eating Psychology and Hakomi Method, a mindfulness approach to shifting limiting blocks. Rosalyn is the go-to person to help you feel freedom with food, body love confidence, and being your own best friend!

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Join Drew Taddia this week on Exploring Mind and Body as he interviews Dr. Phil Carson on The 7 Keys to Health - Living Happy, Health and Whole. 
 
Dr. Phil Carson knows how to help people get the most out of their life by working together with them to uncover the root cause of their health issues.
 
Patients come to him with problems and leave with renewed hope that they can be healthy again. A practicing pharmacist in the Southeast, since 1985 he has not only consistently improved many patients quality of life, but also literally saved a few of them.
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Charles Miron Winner of Iceland's Fire and Ice 250km Ultramarathon joins Drew Taddia on this edition of Exploring Mind and Body!
 
The Fire and Ice 250-km Ultramarathon spans some of the most rugged terrain in the world, but the harsh physical conditions of –10 C temperatures and sleepless, cold wet nights weren't the worst of it. 
 
In this episode Charles talks about his experiences as a ultra marathoner, what it takes to mentally prepare for such physically challenging obstacles, nutrition, recovery and more. 
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We've all been there. How do you make healthy baking that tastes good? How do you transition from white flour to healthier substitutes? How do you avoid making a gluten free products that doesn't turn out like a brick!
 
Then there's sugar, how to avoid white refined sugar, and even how to store your healthy baking products. 
 
On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body Drew Taddia interviews Dorothy Keith on healthy baking tips! This includes healthy substitutes for sugar, flour, oil and even show you how to bake without eggs.
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Benefits of Vitamin D with Drew Taddia as he interviews Steve Stearns on Exploring Mind and Body.
 
Steve loves the outdoors and stays as active as possible. He loves disc golf, kayaking, running, biking, you name it. If it has to do with being active outside Steve is probably doing in.
 
In this show Steve and Drew talk about how to get outside, be more active and enjoy some good quality Vitamin D in sunshine, they also talk about why this is so important to our health as well.
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Today I'm interviewing Geoff Freeborn on Pro Baseball World Travels! He's a former pro baseball player, who was fortunate enough to play all over the world including all 6 continents, two national teams (Canada and GB). He is now a coach full time in Calgary and he's also started website sidearmnation.com for sidearm/submarine pitchers.

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Mike is co-owner and senior personal trainer Longevity Personal Fitness. Born and raised in Millburn, Mike has been on a path of studying the areas of fitness and health for over 25 years. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with individuals and groups to help them feel and move better. Beyond strength, he is specifically focused on the biomechanics of functional movement and bridging the gap between theory and practical application and how it applies to personal longevity.

Mike continually researches the latest theories on fitness training and movement. Throughout his career, he has worked with everyone from athletes to retired professionals. Mike is a Certified Functional Aging Specialist and has a B.S. in Biology from Kean University. Besides training, his personal passions are spending time with his family, Krav Maga Self Defense training, rock climbing, tai chi and hiking with his dog.

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With summer fast approaching it seems as though more and more people are planning their summer vacations or maybe just a get away from the cold. Many are going the 'all inclusive route' which can make it difficult to stay on track with your healthy routines.

So we thought it was a perfect time to offer tips and suggestions on how to stay fit, healthy and keep all those results you've been working so hard to get. 
 
In this show we offer ways to stay active while away, keep your routines and stay on track with nutrition even when someone else is preparing the food. 
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At 94 years old, Clara Belle has stories we don’t hear any more. A perspective that needs to be cherished and not forgotten about. Her name is as beautiful as her story is interesting. From raising a large family to chicken farming to going to Olds College; Clara Belle is lovely, entertaining and has a sense of humour you will soon enjoy.

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“Part head in the clouds, part nose to the grindstone,” Mike Vacanti believes taking control of your diet and training will make your dreams your reality. Mike is one of the new breed of trainers bringing a totally new model of online support to clients across the globe, and he’s one of the best in the business. He blends psychological support with proven diet plans and training methods to inspire men and women to make permanent and healthy lifestyle changes that work.


What's the difference between allergies and intolerances, how to create healthy habits, sleep, rituals, getting the kids more active and picky eater suggestions. It's all coming up this week on Exploring Mind and Body!

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Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries. Leon has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent.

He is the host of the TV series Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody, which is broadcast across the world by National Geographic International and, over the course of three seasons, sees Leon cross America, the United Kingdom, and Europe on just 5 dollars, 5 pounds, and 5 euros a day, respectively.

His books, Amazing Adventures of a Nobody and The Kindness Diaries are in stores now. His new book Live, Love, Explore: Discover the Way of the Traveler a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live, published by Readers Digest, is available December 2016.

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Think it's too expensive to eat healthy? How about some tips on eating healthy on a budget!? In this show I welcome on Dorothy Keith who offers her 5 top tips on how to actually save money while eating healthy.

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On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body, we open up Exploring Mind and Body listeners to a full episode of the D&D Morning Show.

Dorothy Keith and I put together a weekly morning show every Monday morning for our Monthly Membership. There is also an option to subscribe to the morning show so you have access to the new one each week.

The morning show is in video format, in this case we've turned the video into audio so you can listen as a podcast.

On this show, we talk about Staying on Track with your fitness routine and offer tips and suggestions on how you can keep moving forward and setting your sights on whatever health and fitness goals you want to achieve.

More details about the D&D Morning Show HERE.

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

Having met his wife of 9 years in the outback of Perth, Australia, at the complete opposite side of the world from Cincinnati, Ohio, he learned the ancient healing secrets that not only made him mobile without medication, but allowed him to reveal these healing secrets to thousands of Americans who were sick of suffering from the status quo in the lackluster land of allopathy.

Michael has authored several books, including How Ginger the Kitchen Movie Star Can Spice Up Your Cooking and Make You HOLLYWOOD Beautiful and The History of Turmeric's Secret Benefits for Health and Beauty What the Yogis Aren't Telling You. He continues to live in Cincinnati with his wife and two young children, and they expect another little girl to join their family in March 2017.

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International Best Seller of Meals that Heal Julie Daniluk is BACK on Exploring Mind and Body!

Julie's got a brand new book, and we couldn't be more excited to have her back on the show. Join Drew Taddia this week to hear Julie talk about how to Naturally, Holistically and Safely put your body through a 21 day cleanse with her Hot Detox sensation!

With seemingly endless recipes that are anti-inflammatory AND gut healing, you'll want to personally thank Julie for all the work she's done to put this together for us.

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It seems there are always bugs and viruses hanging around and everyone is having to treat those illnesses.  Taking care of your body on a daily basis is the key to prevention instead of treatment.  If you do things that will prevent illness, then you will seldom have to treat.

Learn how to attack your immune system instead of those nasty bugs and viruses attacking you.  The key is strengthening your immune system from the inside out.

Listen in as I give tips and take aways to guide you through some of the major issues.

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Do you remember the name Crowley who in 1931 was deemed one of the most dangerous criminals NYC has ever seen. Kind of odd that a man who's nick name was 'two gun' didn't think he was wrong. In fact in a letter he wrote about himself, he mentioned his "weary and kind heart that wouldn't harm anyone".

After being sentenced to the electric chair Crowley said, 'this is what I get for defending myself'.

How about Al Capone, we remember his name. A notorious gangster that ran the streets of NYC and then Chicago's. Well, he didn't think he was wrong either.

He said, "I've spent the best years for my life giving people the lighter pleasures, helping them have a good time".

Recently I was working with a group I wasn't getting the results I wanted. I thought to myself over and over again, why aren't they doing this or that, why can't they understand?

Then I thought to myself, what I am doing wrong. At first, I couldn't figure it out, my directions were clear, my expectations didn't seem to be too much.

But I continued to think 'how can I change', 'how can I make an adjustment to get them to response differently'.

The truth is, we never think we're wrong, it's always the other person/people. Many times we're pointing the finger but don't take responsibility.

So here's what happened, I changed my attitude, my perspective, changed the program and you know what. This group changed too. They started doing what was expected, what was asked. The energy changed in the room, they got more out of it and so did I.

Something to think about if you aren't getting the end result you're looking for. Maybe, just maybe, it's not them. It's you.

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Helene Segura is the author of the Inefficiency Assassin and can help you reduce stress and organize your life. In this show she talks about priorities, goal setting, making more time in your day and being more productive!
 
Helene Segura, MA Ed, CPO®, is a time management consultant based in San Antonio, TX. She combines neuroscience, educational psychology and pop culture to teach her individual clients and keynote and training audiences how to improve their efficiency during their work day so they can have a life outside of it. Her website is www.HeleneSegura.com.
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On this show I brought on Helene Segura who is an efficiency and time management expert to talk about the myth of multi tasking.

I also talk about how much time I save throughout the day by no longer using a cell phone.

Hopefully this conversations gives you a better idea of how to save time throughout the day and maybe it will give you some ideas on how to be more productive. 

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Jessica Mitton is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert located in the heart of beautiful Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada. Jessica believes in a holistic approach, taking into consideration the body, mind and spirit.

She is fascinated by the healing potential of natural, whole food and how it can be used to help individuals improve their overall health and quality of life. A passionate force in the kitchen, Jessica is continually working to develop her own highly nutritious and equally delicious recipes, always experimenting, tweaking and refining to ensure that the food tastes every bit as good as it will make you feel.

Most of all, Jessica enjoys any opportunity to share with others her passion for nutritious foods made from whole, organic and locally sourced ingredients.

Jessica has been involved with a number of events and organizations. She has been featured in the Academy of Culinary Nutrition’s 2016 From Scratch Cookbook and is a former recipe contributor for Co-op Atlantic. She has given presentations and demonstrations at high schools and public events and has also been featured in Old Crow and Co-op Dish magazines.

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Healthy habits are absolutely essential when working towards positive lifestyle changes. The most successful people in the world have a morning routine, these are filled with habits that improve both the mind and body.

Through breathing exercises, quality nutrition, stretching, working out and more will all give you the best opportunity to make each day the most successful as possible.

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We all deal with injuries at some point or another especially for those that are active on a regular basis.

In this show I give a number of tips to help you continue working out so you don't lose those results you worked so hard to gain.

These tips include:

  • understanding injuries are normal (you're not out of shape, too old or unable to workout)
  • listen to your body
  • don't make excuses 
  • wear a brace or wrap
  • use tools like a chair or bosu ball
  • talk to an expert 
  • try different exercises or modifications 

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Kathrine Switzer has long been one of running’s most iconic figures. But when she was inducted into the U.S.A. National Women’s Hall of Fame last year, it was not just for breaking barriers being the first female to finish the Boston Marathon, or last woman to win the NYC Marathon, but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her, millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.

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I thought it might be fun to do a show about 5 liquids for optimal health.

I quickly list what and why which include:

  • Kombucha 
  • Green smoothie
  • fruit smoothie 
  • water
  • tea 
  • carrot juice (bonus!)
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Join Drew Taddia on Exploring Mind and Body this week as he interviews Aaron Laviolette on Tire Health! 

Aaron, owner of the local Tire Shop for over 40 years talks about the importance of Tire Health, when to change, how to know what tires, and regular check ups and adjustments as well. 

 

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This show was inspired by those that think and say 'it's too expensive to eat healthy'. In this show I talk about the cost of healthy living and the price we pay by not taking care of our bodies.

That includes:

  • not being used to quality foods
  • eating once a day 
  • considering what your  time is worth
  • cost of medication 
  • feeling good about yourself 

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Thanks you so much for your interest in this show of Exploring Mind and Bodyif you haven't done so already please take a moment and leave a quick rating and review of the show in iTunes by clicking below. It will keep us delivering valuable content each week and give others an opportunity to find the show as well.

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My name is Waylon Auger. I am 26 years old from Wabasca, Alberta (6 hrs north of Olds) in my second year of college volleyball in ACAC. I have a family back home consisting of my girlfriend Tori, daughter Leilani (3 years old), and son Dominic (2 years old).

I just returned to dedicating myself to the game of volleyball less than 3 years ago after being focused on basketball since I was 20 but it never working out. I am also in Business - Sports Management and will graduate with a diploma after this year.

Some goals this year are to finish in the top 10 for kills per set and digs per set in the ACAC. As I stated this is my second season of ACAC volleyball, of which I am captain and a starter this season.

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I’ve decided that I’d like to do something this year for those in need. I’ve wanted to do this for awhile now but never took the initiative. It seems like more than ever local families are in need. I also understand food banks could use our help more than ever.

I know there are so many organizations out there that are doing incredible things. Organizations I could help out, in fact, when I tell people what I’d like to do, many say, ‘why don’t you help _____’.

The truth is, I want to do my own thing, but I want to do it together. I could have helped another organization but truthfully besides some food items here or a gift there, I haven’t done as much as I’d like to.

Others say, ‘wait till you have more time to plan’, when I hear that I think to myself, how many families can we help this year that will appreciate that I don’t wait for another year. I think, how many families could we have helped if I started this 5 years ago when I first thought of it.

So I’ve decided to start a Campaign called:
‘100 Boxes for 100 Local Families’.

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Faye Stenning is a professional Spartan racer. She finished 2nd in 2016 US Championship Series and 3rd at 2016 Spartan World Championships.

Faye Stenning OCR talks about grueling workouts, her no excuse attitude and tips and motivation as well to help you get to and through your own workouts!

Show Notes:

  • Past athletic history,
  • training and nutrition,
  • what it takes to be at this level,
  • balancing training with other life demands,
  • thoughts about OCR one day being in the Olympics

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In this show I talk about why January is the WORST time to start any type of health and wellness program.

Research shows only 8% of people get past January when starting a program in the new year.

Then we have financial issues with all the Christmas gift spending. Packed gyms, colder weather, icy roads, not to mention being in a new environment while tons of other people are standing around waiting for equipment. 

On top of all that with the unhealthy habits we are creating now with Christmas parties, desserts, appetizers and more, we're pretty much setting ourselves up for failure in the New Year.

More on why you should start today in the show!

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Health Coach, Wellness Author, and Motivational Speaker Michael Tamez, experienced a 15-year health transformation. On his incredible adventure, Michael lost 105 pounds, lowered his blood pressure, and reversed sleep apnea and advanced gum disease. This was all accomplished naturally, without drugs or surgery. Michael’s journey was intensified when he lost 5 family members in the course of 18 months. All of these experiences combined led Michael to discover his true passion in life. Michael's mission is to inspire a permanent shift in the way people eat, think, feel, live and love.

 

Show Notes:

  • Whole body health
  • Meditation and its benefits
  • Yoga and its anti-aging, fountain of youth effects
  • The importance of balance - it's okay to have pizza and beer sometimes
  • Stop dieting and start living!

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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.

Show Notes:

- Eat before you go

- Bring something healthy to eat

- Avoid deep fried appetizers 

- Know that you don't 'have' to drink just because everyone else is

- Fill your plate with veggies first or fill your first plate full of veggies then go back for more

- Avoid the all day marathon of overindulging. If possible stay for one meal.

- Plan a meal for when you got home

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I thought I'd try a different format on the show this week. We have so much great content and so many incredible guests I thought we'd reach back and pull out a couple fantastic interviews on Stress to help you understand how to reduce stress in different ways.

I brought back Dr. Ciaramicoli author of The Stress Solution to share some of his tips and insights with us. Briefly Dr. Ciaramicoli is a licensed clinical psychologist and the chief medical officer of soundmindz.org, a popular mental health platform. He has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and chief psychologist of Metrowest Medical Center.

And we've also have Rick Titan who is the author of Crush Stress, and has first hand experience on living a stressful lifestyle as a professional athlete which has brought his to teach others how to reduce stress.

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I recently took a trip to the Big Apple and I had such an incredible experience I wanted to share it with you. The buzz of the City that never sleeps alone is something I've never experienced before. It actually took me a couple days after I left to realize how much actually goes on there.

When you're in it, in most things in life it takes awhile for you to take a step back and realize what actually happened.

From homeless people to those that lived in apartments that cost $10,000 a month! It such a crazy and incredible experience to see so many different things, feel different emotions, brush shoulders with thousands of people in a day and feel the exhaustion of all of that at the end of a day.

There is so much to do is NYC I feel like you could go there for a month and still not see everything. But what I did see and what a I did experience, I share with you in this show. I hope you enjoy.

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Life of a college athlete with Matt Lehouillier who is the captain of the Olds College Soccer team. I thought it would be a fun show to bring on a local athlete to talk about their sport and what it's like to be a college athlete.

So I invited Matt on to talk about his experiences, what it's like to travel and play and go to school all at the same time as an athlete. I remember my days of traveling and playing, team bonding, new experiences and more. This show brought back some great memories that I'll always cherish.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am MDT

We all know how great it feels to open up the windows and get rid of old junk or things we haven't used all winter when spring rolls around. When you open the windows you are not only bringing fresh air in the house but new energy as well.

It's the same as getting rid of things you don't use or need. You feel so much better because you are releasing stagnant energy as well, which is why it's so important in learning stagnant energy on a regular basis. This keeps our stress levels own, we have less emotional baggage and our spirits are lifted as we walk around with less weight on our shoulders.

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

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

 

Show Notes:

  • Digestive health,
  • inflammation
  • diet sustainability
  • focus on prevention
  • immune system
  • digestion and absorption
  • antibiotics
  • probiotics
  • gas, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea is not normal
  • chew your food
  • rest and digest
  • mindful eating 
  • gut health bacteria
  • fermented foods
  • puradyme (where to get probiotics)
  • back to basics
  • whole foods

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Winter is coming (or is mostly here) BLAH. There is little to look forward to except more winter BLAH ;). The days are shorter, nights are longer, less Sunshine, less activity, less fresh air. A whole lot of things that wake us up, make us feel good and give us energy is gone. 
 
It's important to recognize this and take action before we're stuck in 'winter depression' which is pretty difficult to get out of.  It's easy to curl up on the couch, and do nothing because it's cold and dark outside. Then of course there's winter weight, more misery, comfy clothes ;), an unending cycle of less than positive stuff going on.
 
Time to take action TODAY before our unhealthy habits turn into rituals. 
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

I can't say I ever understood going through the motions, I always figured if you're going to do, you may as well do it well. I think about all the things we do half way or even multitasking (which is another myth), and wonder why not do it 100% if you're going to do it at all?

In this show I talk about the benefits of going full tilt and avoiding going through the motions. What I've found when putting all the effort in I could possibly muster and what I've found the odd time when I don't.

I've also share some experiences working with others when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle and if you want to see results there really is no other way.

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I understand we an automatic knee jerk reaction when it comes to the word failure but when you think about it and if we break it down, we can realize failure is a good thing. In fact as many of us know, without failure there is no success. Which doesn't mean we still don't fear it.

In this show I talk about how we need failure to succeed in the gym. Why we have to fail if we want to find success with our health and fitness goals. I hope this show helps you understand failure helps us push past our limits, it helps us find out what those limits are, how to push past our comfort zone (and find out what it is).

Show Notes:

  • pushing past your comfort zone
  • failure is the only way to see results
  • failure is our friend, not an enemy
  • trying new things will help you get better at both the new things and past things
  • push past your limits
  • a small amount of failure should encourage you to succeed
  • if you never fail how will you get better?

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On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body Samantha Skelly is going to talk about releasing emotions for weight loss which includes why the diet industry is corrupted and getting worse, why the world is fat and frustrated, why diets make you fatter, how disconnection is keeping us depressed, and what you need to give up in order to create sustainable transformation.

Who is Samantha Skelly?

Canada’s leading emotional eating expert and the founder of Hungry For Happiness, a movement to support women around the world who are suffering from disordered eating and body image issues. She is a award winning, sought out international speaker who delivers inspirational presentations to empower those who struggle with the relationship they have to food and their bodies. Samantha has appeared on Global TV, Shaw, NBC and CBC to share her mission on an international platform.

Hungry For Happiness creates online accessible and affordable recovery resources to those who are suffering in silence. Samantha was awarded ‘Top 24 under 24’ in September 2013, In 2014 she was a finalist as the ‘Best Emerging Entrepreneur’ by Small Business BC. Samantha Skelly aims to create a disruptive company in the eating disorder recovery space. Her vision is to create the largest and most impactful online resource to support those who’s lives are negatively affected by issues with food and their bodies.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am MDT

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

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:57am MDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am MDT

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

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

Show Notes:

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

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

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

5 Reasons to Workout at Home

More efficient workouts 

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

Save Time 

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

Save Money 

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

Waiting for Equipment

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

Avoid the Creepy Guy

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

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

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

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

Top 5 Nutrition Myths

#1. Gatorade 

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

#2. Dairy Milk 

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

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

#3. Meat Protein 

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

#4. Counting Calories 

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

#5. Supplements 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Show Notes:

- grew up in Canada

- goal as an athlete to be a college athlete

- went down to california played college ball

- started to experiment with own body.

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

- started doing fulltime

- plant-based nutrition

- common misconceptions on becoming an athlete

- toxic food can cause stress

- genetically modified food

- alcohol, tobacco, soy, coke, redbull

- greens can energize you in the morning

- fruits and vegetables

- non-gmo foods (fruits and vegetables)

- foods you can afford - locale farmers

- access to organic food

- drew tadia's green smoothie ingredient

- stayed away from dairy

- injuries roots from stress on our body

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

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

I do continue to have a few challenges which include:

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

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

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

Show Notes:

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

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

In this shorter show of 5 tips in 5 minutes we'll go over how to avoid temptation at work. 

Some of these tips include:

tell your co-workers 

have a good breakfast 

bring a health lunch 

bring food to snack on

get active at lunch time 

try to start a challenge 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:13am MDT

I have been loving teaching yoga in Vegreville for about 6 years. I find the reason that I love to do yoga myself is that I always feel better for it! And it is for this reason that I love to teach yoga - because it is so gratifying to be able to help other people feel better too! Prior to my certification, I worked for fifteen years in the school system as an Educational Assistant, so it was an easy transition to teaching in the studio.

I came to the practice myself for the physical benefits, as I think many in our Western culture do. But I quickly found that many of the practices, though simple, were very profound. The act of simply becoming aware of your breath and your body, and how you're feeling physically, mentally, emotionally, can have such a huge impact on stress and anxiety levels. Yoga translates as yoke or union, and by simply reconnecting our physical, spiritual and mental aspects, we can come to find more balance in our lives. 

I am married to Cam, and we are happy parents to six grown children and two grandchildren. We live and work on a farm south of Vegreville, as well as work together in another business. Aside from my love of yoga, I enjoy time with our family, the outdoors, hiking, snowboarding, and water sports.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm MDT

Listen to Dorothy as she talks about the importance of running with a purpose. After her friend and running partner passed away she decided to start a campaign called Running for Rozina where Dorothy plans to raise money for the Children's Hospital art program.

More details in the show from her training program to recovery, addressing post goal depression and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm MDT

In this show I wanted to talk about the importance of a team. It's seems like more than ever I'm starting to realize how important a team is not only in business but in life. Think about your work place, there's a good chance you work with a team. You have a boss or manager, you have coworker and other employees all doing different things but working together for one purpose.

This is no different than a family. Each one of our family members contribute in some way. Course sports is no different. Everyone has one goal, everyone has a job or an objective and without that part done, we miss a big part of what we're trying to accomplish.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:56am MDT

It's important to develop routines for yourself, especially during back to school time. In this show I talk about the importance of routines, how to develop them and where to start.

Understand that you're developing routines right now, usually unhealthy, and usually based around like of time especially given the rush of back to school.

Do your best to set out some routines, regarding meal planning, a fitness schedule and a group, person or people to keep you accountable.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am MDT

Helene Segura talks about how to be more efficient in business and in life. How to save time, get more out of your day, prioritize and more!

Helene Segura, MA Ed, CPO®, author of The Inefficiency Assassin,  is a time management consultant based in San Antonio, TX. She combines neuroscience, educational psychology and pop culture to teach her individual clients and keynote and training audiences how to improve their efficiency during their work day so they can have a life outside of it. Her website is www.HeleneSegura.com.

 

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

I'm excited to share with you, we'll be launching EM&B on a new station! More details within the show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm MDT

Helen Chin Lui is a certified reflexologist, certified energy medicine practitioner, certified Usui Master Reiki practitioner and teacher. Her specialties include natural hormonal balancing, relief from chronic digestive issues, and chronic pain relief. She lives and works in Medfield, Massachussets and is the founder of the Healing Place, a holistic healing center that specializes in reflexology, chakra balancing, energy medicine, and Reiki.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am MDT

Have you thought about what you want out of life? Have you wrote it down, have you talked about it, or do you go through the motions? Do you feel like achieving your dreams is too far out of reach, do you know what they are?

In this show I talk about the reality of achieving which is much closer than many believe. I talk about setting an intention, going after your dreams and goals and not letting anything get in the way.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm MDT

More than a year ago, Cyndal Johnston, was on a maternity leave with her 6-month old son, when she stumbled upon a great business opportunity of selling hemp. The more she researched about hemp, the more she was amazed about its benefits that she started taking for herself and her family.

Now, she is a proud owner of HempE (Hemp Enthusiast) and has been a local distributor of hemp products ever since. She has discovered the versatility of hemp plants and now has a full health and beauty line, accessories, food products and recipes from it. You can find her contact details at the bottom of our show notes.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm MDT

5 tips in 5 minutes on how to stay on track while visiting family and friends! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm MDT

Jasmany offers a few short words about the show from Florida! If you'd like to add your own for EM&B please let us know!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm MDT

We are lucky to have Katrina Chaytor today as she talks about the importance of taking care of our skin in this day and age. Especially if we are approaching the mature age of 30 and above. She works as a Medical Aesthetics Assistant for Dr. Jackson at the Silverfern Aesthetic and Vein Clinic and she fell in love with the skin care aspect of it. She, herself, is curious on how to keep her skin healthy, supple and wrinkle-fee. She's been the skin care professional for the past 7 years now. She sympathizes with their patients as they get emotionally affected by their skin and feels accomplished if she can help them get past through their skin problems.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm MDT

I couldn't be more excited to celebrate our 5 year mark on air with our new app launch for Exploring Mind and Body. I thought since we've been on air so long, why not do something a little extra special. I thought, why not celebrate these 5 years with something different.

That's where the idea of this app was born. Why download the app?

- shows come right to your device 

- convenience of saving time

- easily share the show with your friends or audience 

- download the show to your device if you're listening and not on wifi

- favourite a show to come back to

- read the show notes right from the app

We also have free products to giveaway with your download and review.

Nathalie P, Julie Daniluk, Dr. Lori Shemek and HempE have all given free products, books, and more for the first 100 downloads!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am MDT

On this episode of Exploring Mind and Body Doug Foley asked me to come on his show and talk about how to have and be whatever you want in life. I loved this interview so much that I wanted to share it with not only Doug's audience but mine as well.

In this show we talk about how I was able to start a business from nothing; the successes and failures I dealt with and still do today. We talk about what it's like to run a business, and what I'm up to now.

And we also talk about how to properly detox your body and remove the toxins from your life.

More show notes from Doug's post HERE.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm MDT

Here are my tips on the Benefits of Travel

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

I thought it might be fun to put some of our best fitness interviews together in one show to give you an idea of what each interview entails. We have fitness guru and P90X sensation Tony Horton. Actor and fitness professional Andy McDermott and Jason Scott Johnson who's done just about anything you can think of from a Muay Thai Champion to designing fitness routines and has even been an actor on day time television.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:18am MDT

Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine! Cara distills everything she's learned in the years since about human potential and what it means to thrive. Then, she gives readers the tools they need to intentionally experience the their natural state of clarity and vitality in their everyday lives, the same flow that allowed her to achieve her personal best.

Cara Bradley is the author of ON THE VERGE She is a passionate teacher of yoga, meditation, and fitness who has been in the trenches of personal transformation as a “mental strength coach” for over three decades at her Verge Yoga Center, retreats, corporate training sessions, and with teams such as Villanova and Penn State. She lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Visit her online at www.carabradley.net. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm MDT

Top tips from Dorothy Keith as to why your weight doesn't matter and why it's best to simply get rid of your scale.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:14am MDT

Martin Parnell is author of the book, MARATHON QUEST and speaks on having a “Finish the Race Attitude – Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Full Potential”. Martin has written for, or been covered by CNN, BBC, CBC, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Runners World, Men’s Journal, Canadian Business, and Maclean’s. In a five year period, from 2010 to 2014, Martin completed 10 extreme endurance “Quests” including running 250 marathons in one year and raising $1.3m for the humanitarian organization Right To Play.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm MDT

Why we emotional eat, where it comes from, what you can do about it and some tips and suggestions on how to deal with emotional eating.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm MDT

Zen Cryar DeBrücke is the author of Your Inner GPS. She is an internationally renowned teacher, speaker, and coach whose programs have helped people all over the world transform their personal and business lives for the better. Visit her online at http://www.zeninamoment.com.

Show Notes:

  • what is your inner guidance system?
  • benefits of IGS: reduced stress, worry, anxiety, fear, etc.
  • Ester Hicks inspiration
  • what is 'closing'
  • what is 'opening'
  • wax on, wax off approach
  • when you're stressed your mind is out of alignment
  • Is this any of my business?
  • Am I thinking about this accurately ?
  • Is there anything I don't know?
  • Is the time to act now?
  • Fear - desires that are unexpressed
  • desire comes from divinity
  • emotion is not inner gps

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm MDT

Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, EdD, PhD, is the author of The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and the chief medical officer of soundmindz.org, a popular mental health platform. He has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and chief psychologist of Metrowest Medical Center. The author of several books, including The Power of Empathy and Performance Addiction, he lives with his family in Massachusetts and his website is www.balanceyoursuccess.com.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am MDT

Why we're recommending a week off and step challenge talk....

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm MDT

More details to come....

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am MDT

Dr. Jason Fung grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada..... I went to the University of Toronto at age 17 to begin studies in Biochemistry. By 23, I completed medical school at the U of T, and began my Internal Medicine residency there.

Finishing my specialty of Internal Medicine, I chose Nephrology (kidney disease) as my sub-specialty. Each field of internal medicine draws its own personalities. Nephrologists had the reputation of being a ‘thinkers’ specialty. There are a lot of intricacies of fluid and electrolytes, and I enjoyed these puzzles. I studied Nephrology at the University of California, Los Angeles mostly at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and the VA Wadsworth. Looking back, I realize that it must have been a little disconcerting to patients in the hospital to be treated by a doctor who looked about 18 years old.

I returned to Toronto in 2001 to start my career in Nephrology, where I still have both an office and hospital practice. Type 2 diabetes is by far and away the leading cause of kidney disease, and I treat many hundreds of patients with this disease. Many also have obesity. By the early 2010s my interest in nutrition, combined with my professional focus on obesity and T2D had led me directly to the diabesity puzzle.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm MDT

5 tips on Stress and Depression around Losing weight

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm MDT

In our current day and age, we are using the quickest, least personal, and least effective means of communication possible; texting. So much information about what the other person is thinking and feeling is lost and left up to interpretation. This is often the cause of relationship issues; we are lacking personal connection and the understanding that we are all just human beings, real people.

In this episode, Drew talks about his recent, refreshing experience with talking on the phone with some of his listeners. He talks about why he wanted to talk to them in this way, how it went, and how beneficial it could be to incorporate more of this interpersonal communication in our everyday lives.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm MDT

Tips for how to create a toxic free environment and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am MDT

Being a girl at the gym, it’s a common feeling: being at the gym and thinking everyone is staring at you, laughing about how silly you look. Perhaps at some point, everyone at the gym experiences this. Dorothy Keith has been no exception, however, she has learned how to greatly overcome this awkward feeling. In this brief show, she will walk you through steps to stomp this unnecessary feeling, and leave you feeling more confident and at ease at the gym. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am MDT

Show Notes:

  • Who is Dr. Klop, how he got interested in Homeopathy
  • Do something fulfilling to get better/back to health
  • Having a sense of purpose helps people live longer
  • Drew Taddia´s personal story- success and failures
  • "If you want to own the island, burn the boats."- Tony Robbins
  • Purpose
    • Everyone has one, even trees have a purpose
    • It´s about connecting your past positive and negative experiences together to find out what propels you forward
    • Yet to be uncovered
  • When facing life challenges, connect back to your purpose
    • We are often overwhelmed with descisions, we spread ourselves too thin and we are not fulfilled
  • What matters to you? What moves you forward?
    • Answering these questions is the key to a longer life
  • Being in service to others
  • Once someone is aware that they have been unaware, they can start to ask and answer some of life´s key questions
    • Why am I here? Is this my legacy? What am I leaving behind? How am I contributing to and bettering myself and the world around me?
    • The awnsers to these questions fertilizes the soil in which you grow.
  • Look back in life and write down your top 5 best experiences, and the top 5 most painful/discouraging experiences
    • To propel yourself forward
    • Use what you have learned to help others grow
  • My purpose is ___, so that ___
    • Ex: My purpose is to help others find their purpose- to live a fully/wholly and healthily, so that they inspire others to do the same
  • Write, think, and talk about your life purpose
  • Create a life that fulfills your purpose
  • Our bodies have an innate ability to heal themselves- healing from a foundation level
    • Our "Quick fix" society teaches us to just mask the symptoms - never getting rid of the root of the problem
    • Make changes that treat the root of the problem
  • Eating with fear is just as bad as eating McDonalds
    • Good Food + Bad Mindset = Unhealthy
    • Bad Food + Good Mindset = Healthier
  • Do what works for you
    • Small changes to impact the core of the problem are huge
  • Don´t be afraid to indulge yourself, life is short
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm MDT

Jonathan Chant works not only on stretching the muscles, but stretching the mind. This episode discusses the unlimited possibilities that come from stomping your limiting beliefs. . . We will discover the stories we make up about why we can’t do certain things and the habits these stories cause us to form. We will then learn how to break these negative habits, and how to instead create consistent, positive, and sustainable ones.

This show will be examining what you really want to do, what has been stopping you from doing it, and what you need to do to make this happen; the path to health, wellness, and feeling great is paved!

Direct download: Jonahan_Chant_radio_-_2016-05-18_8.40_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm MDT

I recently had the opportunity to interview Sarah Isley on Exploring Mind and Body as she talked about the toxins in your deodorant. This time she asked me to join her as she interviews me on her up close and personal approach to her company Lonebody.

Show Notes:

  • Did you have an epiphany moment regarding health and wellness?
  • What is your greatest fear and how have you overcome it?
  • Designing my own supplement Complete Truth Protein
  • My favourite 'go to' recipe
  • What is on your bucket list?
  • If you could give anything to anyone at all, what would it be?
  • Going phoneless and why I don't use a cellphone

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am MDT

Motivation with James Anderson

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm MDT

Here is a short interview of how some local heroes are working together to help those that have been evacuated from Fort McMurray. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am MDT

Eat Complete with Dr. Drew Ramsey is all about Brain Health and helping you understand that firstly food can improve the health of your brain and secondly which foods can help in which ways. Eat Complete is also jam packed with recipes to help you prepare delicious to improve the health of your brain.

Show Notes: 

  • Importance of food for the brain
  • Nutrients that help the brain grow
  • Science of how depression and anxiety can be fought with food
  • Stop counting calories - 'Don't turn a good meal into a math equation'
  • Nutrient dense foods
  • The rule of Kale
  • Brain healthy foods: potassium, leafy greens, seafood, nuts, beans, dark chocolate
  • 30% of women lack iodine
  • Add Vitamin b12 to your diets along with omega 3 fatty acids
  • Sign up for Dr. Ramsey's FREE 7 day brain boost here.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am MDT

In this mind-expanding episode, we explore the ideas of Vishen Lakhiani, and discuss his newly published and brilliant book, “Code of the Extraordinary Mind.” Vishen realized that out of all of the tips to success we are taught in school, the biggest and most important was left out: How to operate on a much higher level of consciousness.

As his life mission to teach humanity these skills, he shares with us how to change our brain waves, increase our happiness by 25% (with just 3 minutes a day), how to improve physical endurance with only your mind, and much more on how to attain this breakthrough mindset.

Show Notes:

  • Interesting story of how he got started, thriving career
  • Meditation
  • Forgiveness- Changing your brain waves, freeing yourself from fear
  • Gratitude- Improves physical body, healing power, 25% happier in 30 days, daily exercise, keeping a journal. 5 things you are grateful for about your personal life, your work life, and yourself.
  • Giving- Evolutionary, strength of human connections,being happy=making others happy
  • Goals- Fake rules of life that have been passed down by generations. Means goals vs. End goals:learning what you are ultimately trying to gain from your goals, and how to get them much faster. Ex: weight loss= intimacy, opening up your possibilities to achieving intimacy in different ways.
  • Unmessable- Learn to be fear proof
  • “Be merciless with your kindness.”
  • Set points- Points of measurement, 50 push ups.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am MDT

How to Hack Sleep When Stressed 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am MDT