YOGABODY: Yoga Podcast for Mind-Body Health & Wellness

YOGA PODCAST | Yoga Talk Show by YOGABODY & Lucas Rockwood

Yoga Podcast | Expert Yoga Teachers & Thought Leaders
YOGA PODCAST | Yoga Talk Show  by YOGABODY & Lucas Rockwood

Description

Yoga students love this no-nonsense show featuring experts in yoga, nutrition, and alternative health. Each episode includes a deep dive into listeners' questions and concludes with cutting-edge nutritional advice on vegan nutrition, raw food, plant-based diets, nutritional supplements and everything else of interest to mind-body bio-hackers worldwide. Hosted by, Lucas Rockwood, founder of YogaBodyNaturals.com, YogaBody.es, and the creator of TheYogaTrapeze.com.

Episodes

355: Mind Detox: Clean Out Your Headtrash with Sandy Newbigging

Apr 17, 2019 36:42

Description:

“Change the way you think about things, and the things you think about will change.” This cliche sums up 80 percent of modern personal development, but it’s about as useful as marital advice that suggests a minute-long daily hug will ensure everlasting love or financial advice that suggests if you skip your morning latte and save the money you’ll get rich someday.

Has any of this ever actually worked for anyone? I doubt it.

If I were to ask you about work or family or your country, you’d immediately have an emotionally-charged response—much of which may be negative. You can flip the script and tell yourself a different story, but those underlying emotions brew below the surface. No one has ever thought their way out of any major crisis. It all comes down to action.

What are you going to do?

With mental health problems, unfortunately, most of us do nothing. We feel depressed or anxious, so we try to wait it out. Our home life is suffocating, so we try a gratitude journal to change the story in our head. The office is a black hole where souls get vaporized, so we spend the day on Instagram trying to change the way we think about things.

On this week’s podcast, we’ll talk about the need for the Mind Detox method. Clear out your head trash and make space for new feelings, new experiences, and a new way of living.

Listen & Learn:

How food and eating habits are often where mental and emotional problems appear How self-care techniques like yoga and tapping can empower you to have some control How your past is never really the past unless you deal with it and resolve painful issues

Links & Resources:

Sandy Newbiggings

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Sandy C. Newbigging is a meditation teacher, monk, mentor, speaker, and author. He is also the creator of Mind Detox, Mind Calm, Body Calm and Calm Cure coaching and meditation techniques, collectively known as Calmology.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Frozen Food

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354: Straight White Teeth with Dr. Steven Lin

Apr 10, 2019 49:17

Description:

Your dental health is very often the proverbial canary in the coal mine, meaning that periodontal disease is often a red flag that systemic problems exist which could be very serious. Proper brushing and hygiene are essential, of course, but dental health starts from within, particularly with the foods and nutrients you eat.

So what’s the problem? Our modern diets lack essential bone-health nutrients like fat-soluble vitamins D, K, and A. Foods are loaded with sugar and create an overly-acidic environment in the mouth which can lead to decay. On this week’s show, you’ll meet a holistic dentist who advocates dental care from the inside out, proper nutrition, and of course, great hygiene.

Listen & Learn:

Is Xylitol good for dental care? Fluoride vs. no fluoride Fat-soluble vitamins A, K2 (4 vs 7) & D3 Should you whiten your teeth?

Links & Resources:

Dr. Lin’s Website Book: The Dental Diet

ABOUT OUR GUEST


Dr. Steven Lin is a functional dentist, TEDx speaker, and author of the book, The Dental Diet. As a passionate preventative, whole health advocate, Dr. Lin focuses on the understanding of dental disease through nutritional principles.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Insect Protein

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353: Inner Peace, Global Peace with Stephen Fulder

Apr 3, 2019 44:34

Description:

I signed up for my first 12-day meditation retreat in 2001, and then I dropped out two weeks before the start date. I never drop out of anything. Eighteen months later, I signed up again. This time, I was ready.

It was exactly as you might suspect: a room full of people sitting on cushions—not speaking, not moving—for days at a time. There were no chanting nor prayers, no incense nor gurus. It wasn’t that kind of place. The instructional aspect of the course could easily be summarized in three words: sit, observe, accept.

Within 15 minutes of my arrival, I realized I’d entered a special kind of hell also known as my own head. I sat, and sat, and sat, and sat some more.

On the fourth day, someone sneezed in the meditation hall, and I nearly had a heart attack. By the seventh day, I was convinced I could see through my eyelids. The room remained unchanged for the past week, so for all intents and purposes, I really could see through my eyelids. Open or closed, everything was the same.

The guy next to me stank of mold and armpits. The person in front of me would groan and convulse in discomfort every 15 minutes. At least, I thought, he was suffering more than me. By the end of day eight, I’d re-lived every single unfinished conversation of my life, from the big ones to the most mundane encounters you could imagine. My own mental archives embarrassed me. They were (and are) so petty. On day 12, when we could finally speak again, I had nothing to say. I was hungry and horny; exhausted and thoughtful.

This was my introduction to meditation, and while I wish I could say it was smooth sailing since then, I find it more and more challenging every year; and oddly, the more I struggle, the more benefits I experience. There seems to be an inverse relationship between struggle in meditation and my happiness.

My guest on this week’s show is a meditator, teacher, author, and speaker. I’m a novice, he’s a pro. I think you’ll learn a lot from our discussion.

Listen & Learn:

How spirituality is about a personal practice of inner transformation Why mindfulness means to “remember to wake up” or experience the self in the present moment How Jewish culture of suffering, knowledge, and self-inquiry resonates with Buddhist teachings Why suffering is an inevitable part of life Weapons of peace

Links & Resources:

What’s Beyond Mindfulness Stephen’s Website Dhamma.org (meditation retreats)

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Stephen Fulder, Ph.D., is a spiritual teacher, author, and founder of the Israel Insight Society (Tovana). He has been teaching Buddhist teachings and meditation practice to thousands of people over the last 20 years. He has 40 years of Vipassana/Mindfulness meditation and dharma practice and Buddhist studies.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Carbonated Water

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352: Stop Thinking About Drinking with Belle Robertson

Mar 27, 2019 53:21

Description:

I love everything that’s bad for me, and alcohol certainly falls under that umbrella. It’s a love-hate relationship really, and I don’t drink anymore. At this stage of my life, it’s just not worth it. Am I boring and health-obsessed? Probably. But maybe you are too.

Here’s what we know about booze: Sixty-one million Americans are classified as binge alcohol users and 16 million as heavy alcohol users. Alcohol plays a role in one in three cases of violent crimes, and 10,000 people die each year in alcohol-related car accidents in the U.S. alone.

But most people who drink too much or too often are not alcoholics, so the problem goes unaddressed and unresolved—and yet, the lifelong impact is massive. My guest on this week’s podcast was an over-drinker who started a 30-day sober challenge that has lasted over six years. If you’re concerned that you might be drinking too much or too often, this is an important show to listen to.

Listen & Learn:

The difference between high bottom drinking vs. low bottom drinking How moderate drinking can be a story you tell yourself Why alcohol can affect just about everyone Why if you think you have a problem, you probably do What life is like on the other side of the bottle

Links & Resources:

Belle’s website, book & 100-Day Challenge Harvard study on drinking

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Belle Robertson is Canadian but lives in Paris. She’s a writer, baker, and caterer. She’s also a “sober coach” and her book, Tired of Thinking About Drinking, is available on her website along with her 100-Day Sober Challenge.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Aspartame

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351: Mindful Leadership & Emotional Intelligence with Marc Lesser

Mar 20, 2019 47:47

Description:

Have you ever driven from your house to the office and were unable to remember anything about the drive? Have you lost track of days and even weeks when stress and frustration turned your brain to mush?  

What would your work and your life look like if you knew how to stay focused yet flexible; if you got more of the right things done; if you were helping to create a more peaceful world at the same time? These questions are posed by mindfulness trainer, Marc Lesser, my guest on this week’s podcast.

Listen & Learn:

Why asking and listening are rare and yet so valuable Why solo meditation practice is miserable for most people How corporate culture can dramatically change when people are present, emotionally open, and connected

Links & Resources:

MarcLesser.net Marc’s New Book

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Marc helped develop a program called Search Inside Yourself (SIY) within Google that integrates mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and business savviness for building strong corporate cultures. He founded and was CEO of three different companies. He is the author of four books and has an MBA from New York University. Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, as well as director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. His latest book, Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader, is available now.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

30-30-30

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350: Demystifying Men, Women & Polarity With Dr. John Gray

Mar 13, 2019 46:00

Description:

I spent my first 27 years of life convinced that men and women were exactly the same except for the obvious anatomical differences and a boatload of socialization. After a big relationship breakup, I read the modern classic book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and quickly learned I was wrong about so many things.

Men and women are very different, not just in how we are socialized but in undeniable biochemical and neurological ways that impact us constantly. Different doesn’t mean better nor does it mean worse, stronger, or less capable. Different means different—wonderfully, infuriatingly different.

A huge part of what I’ve been most criticized for in life has nothing to do with who I am as a person; it’s just my masculine self expressing itself strongly. And a huge part of what drove me crazy about women was not who they were as people but their very nature that I didn’t appreciate or understand. Ignorance, in this case, is not bliss. It’s a guaranteed plan for constant conflict at home.

This week, you’ll meet the most influential relationship expert on the planet, Dr. John Gray. His books and his work have made their way into just about every school, university, and bedside table in the world. It would be a mistake not to invest time in learning from John.  

Listen & Learn:

How most modern lifestyles lead to hormonal imbalances How the feminine “recharges” vs how the masculine “resets” Why we need to celebrate differences rather than try to suppress them How to navigate the challenges of polarity

Links & Resources

Dr. John Gray’s Website John’s Books

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. John Gray, Ph.D. is the best-selling relationship author of all time. He is the author of over 20 books, including Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex. Over 50 million copies in 50 different languages around the world have been sold.

John is a leading internationally-recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships. His unique focus is assisting men and women in understanding, respecting and appreciating their differences. John's advice can easily be used to improve relationships at home and in the workplace.

For more than 35 years, John has conducted public and private seminars for thousands of participants. John entertains and inspires audiences with practical communication techniques. He is a popular speaker on the national and international lecture circuit and often appears on television and radio programs to discuss his work. He has made guest appearances on such shows as Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Larry King Live, CNN and many others. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters. Dr. John Gray lives with his wife and children in Northern California.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Cannot eat raw food

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349: The Wisdom of Old People with John Leland

Mar 6, 2019 41:17

Description:

The average life expectancy is nearly 83 years where I live. People are living healthier, wealthier, and longer lives than ever before, but what the heck do you do in that last third portion of your life? Golf or bingo? Yoga or CrossFit? It’s really hard to know what options we’ll have in our 80s, but it also seems pretty foolish not to plan for it now.

On this week’s show, you’ll meet a New York Times writer who extensively profiled six elders (over 85) in New York City. He’ll share what he learned about living and dying with us on the show.

Listen & Learn:

The role of choice in happiness in later life Why isolation from a purpose can be just as painful as social isolation How pain and illness are less important than how people choose to interpret them in the context of their lives How “no regrets” is a common theme with age

Links & Resources:

John’s Book on Amazon

ABOUT OUR GUEST
John Leland is a reporter at The New York Times, where he wrote a year-long series that became the basis for Happiness Is a Choice You Make. He is also the author of Hip: The History and Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of On the Road.

Before joining the Times, he was a senior editor at Newsweek, editor in chief of Details, a reporter at Newsday, and a writer and editor at Spin.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Cooking Oils

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348: Yoga for Arthritis with Dr. Steffany Moonaz

Feb 27, 2019 43:23

Description:

After the age of 40, there is less space between your spinal vertebrae than when you were 20. This steady degeneration of tissues happens predictably but can be exacerbated by weight, high stress, extreme athletics, and even accidents. Aside from the natural wear and tear on our joints, many people also suffer from autoimmune attacks which affect the soft tissues, causing pain, inflammation, and even deformity in extreme cases. We’re talking about arthritis. And, not surprisingly, yoga can be a very effective management strategy for anyone with these problems.

On this week’s show, we’ll help define and understand the many different conditions of arthritis, and we’ll explore ways to reduce and even eliminate symptoms through movement.

What You’ll Learn:

How “arthritis” is a general term for hundreds of conditions The difference between wear and tear joint degeneration vs. autoimmune conditions Why knees, hips, and low back are the most problematic How x-rays and scans can give insight into joint-space narrowing The risk of rheumatoid cachexia that includes muscle loss Responsible use of cortisone, ibuprofen, and other medications Why strong quads can add years of life to your knees  

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Steffany Moonaz founded Yoga for Arthritis after eight years at Johns Hopkins University where she studied the effects of yoga for people living with arthritis. She now serves as the Director of Clinical and Academic Research at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, which offers the nation's only Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy.

She continues to conduct research on the effects of yoga for chronic pain and joint conditions, and she mentors yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and emerging researchers. She is passionate about ensuring that yoga practices are safe, welcoming, and appropriate for people with arthritis nationwide.

Links & Resources:

Steffany’s Site Steffany’s Book

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Sllimming Tea

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347: No Impact Man - Save the Planet with Colin Beavan

Feb 20, 2019 44:18

Description:

Environmental activist, Colin Beavan, and his family decided to make a bold statement: they’d spend an entire year living as close to “zero impact” as possible in the heart of New York City. They’d ditch subways and taxis, food that came from further than 100 miles away, and TV. In the end, they’d gain a new perspective on life.

Listen & Learn:

How the average American creates 1600 lbs of trash each year How Colin and his wife and daughter went “zero impact” for a full year in NYC What it means to redefine life without all the consumerism How to truly be alive

Links & Resources:

Colin’s Website Colin’s Books on Amazon

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Colin Beavan is a speaker, author and expert on environmental issues, consumerism, and human quality of life. He has spoken at companies including Clif Bar, the North Face, and Ideo. He’s been featured in numerous media outlets and TV programs including The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, and Nightline.

Colin has a couple of books, How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness that Helps the World and No Impact Man. His documentary film, also called No Impact Man, was featured at Sundance and has been shown in theaters and on TV around the world.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Why is Fruit Sugar Bad

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346: Stay Strong, Middle Age & Beyond - Why Muscle Matters

Feb 13, 2019 42:08

Description:

When we think of strength and muscle mass, we typically imagine physique-obsessed bodybuilders staring at themselves in the mirror and clanking weights around in the gym.

But what if there is more to the story? What if lean muscle is more than just aesthetics, particularly as we age?

My guest on this week’s show is a trial lawyer who represented two former presidents. He’s an avid skier and a gym rat who still skis at Vail with his granddaughter, still tries cases, and remains as sharp as ever at 86 years old. It’s a remarkable story, and Fred Bartlit credits his health to a lifelong commitment to pumping iron. Don’t miss this show—it’s an eye-opener.  

Listen & Learn:

How sarcopenia can cause a loss of 1% of strength per year after middle age How your telomere length might predict longevity How a lack of exercise correlates with early death How to “die living” not “live dying” as you age

Links & Resources:

Fred’s StrongPath Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Fred is a former US Army Ranger and trial lawyer who has represented two former presidents. Co-founder of StrongPath, demonstrating that frailty doesn’t need to be an inevitable part of aging, Fred says he’s stronger now at 86 years old than he was in his 20s thanks to a lifelong commitment to good exercise habits.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Healthy skin

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Feb 12, 2019 58

Description:

This no-nonsense health and wellness show features best-selling authors and thought leaders in nutrition, mental health, relationships, and self-improvement. Each episode also includes listener Q&A. Hosted by yoga trainer, writer, and expert speaker, Lucas Rockwood, the founder of YOGABODY and The Yoga Teachers College.

345: How to Succeed with People: Leadership & Charisma

Feb 7, 2019 44:43

Description:

Group dynamics fascinate me. Why does one person take on the leadership role almost immediately without any need for introduction or approval? How did that one person decide he was the joker? And why is there always someone lurking in the back, avoiding eye contact and trying to be invisible?

I’ve been hosting training courses for 13 years now, and I’ve seen time and time again how we all tend to assume different social roles in group settings with enough people. It’s not always consistent or predictable but these patterns almost always emerge. Why?

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a behavioral researcher who has uncovered some powerful truths about human behavior that can help you be more effective in all your social interactions both personal and professional. We cover body language, topics of conversation, and so much more.

You’ll Learn:

Why negative talk can leave a negative impression on you as a person How to gush, not gossip, to uplift and influence others around you Eye contact vs. no eye contact: finding the balance What to do with your hands when you talk

Links & Resources:

Science of People Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator. She runs a human behavior research lab called the Science of People. She's been featured on CNN, Fast Company, and Forbes. She also writes a monthly column for Entrepreneur Magazine and The Huffington Post. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week, and USA Today.  

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Fermented Foods

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344: Goldilocks Zone for Protein with Stephan Cabral

Jan 30, 2019 38:28

Description:

Most people believe that carbs give you energy, fat makes you fat, and protein builds muscles - but this is not how the body works. In fact, we metabolize macronutrients very differently - often counter-intuitively - and it's important to understand the hormonal impact of food as you attempt to find balance.

Too much protein can be just as problematic as too many carbs but how do you know how much is too much? What are some baseline measurements you can use in your own life? My guest on this week's podcast, Stephen Cabral, ND, will make this easy to understand.

Listen & Learn:

Risks, rewards, and reality of keto diets Why protein is harder to digest How 0.8 grams of protein per kg of body weight is usually ideal Why too much protein creates too much IGF-1 that can feed cancer Ectomorph/Vata: lean and long, difficulty building muscle Endomorph/Kapha: higher body fat, often pear-shaped, gain muscle and fat easily Mesomorph/Pitta: muscular and well-built, high metabolism, responsive muscle cells

Links & Resources:

 Stephen's Website

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Stephen Cabral is a board-certified naturopathic doctor with post-doctoral specialties in Ayurvedic and functional medicine. He and his team have completed more than 250,000 client appointments. He is a podcaster himself at the Cabral Concept and is the author of The Rain Barrel Effect and A Man's Guide to Muscle and Strength.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Cabbage

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343: Narcissist Survival Guide with Dr. Ramani Durva-Sula

Jan 23, 2019 47:20

Description:

 

Open up Instagram right now, and start counting the number of narcissists in your feed today. How many? Three, ten, fifty? Is there anyone real in your feed?

Narcissistic personalities have always existed, but with social media, it's a bigger problem than ever. These hyper-insecure people lack empathy, live in a constant state of conflict, and value status and outward appearances over real human connection and understanding.

Why does it matter? Because we work with them, we live with them, and in some cases, we even marry and spend our lives with them. In this week's podcast, you'll meet a clinical psychologist who shares her pragmatic and down-to-earth approach to living with or running from the narcissists in your life.  

Listen & Learn:

How to identify a narcissist. Why the stereotypical "successful man" today is often the definition of a narcissist. Realistic outlook of change (hint: low to none). Should you stay, or should you go?

Links & Resources:

Dr. Ramani's Website Dr. Ramani's Books on Amazon

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has a private practice in Santa Monica and Sherman Oaks, CA. She is a professor of psychology at Cal State Los Angeles where she was named "Outstanding Professor" in 2012. She is also a visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg.

She is the author of two books: Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist (Post Hill Press), and You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life. She has appeared on nearly every major television network, as well as radio, print, and internet platforms.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Potatoes

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342: Traditional vs. Alternative Medicine with Dr. Thomas Cowan

Jan 16, 2019 48:59

Description:

Modern medicine's best thinking pales in comparison to the wisdom of our bodies. The best science only has a very rudimentary understanding of the dynamic and complex organism we inhabit, and yet we're always looking for the magic pill and the prescriptive cure.On this week's show, we'll explore ancestral wisdom for the modern man and the seemingly impossible attempt to find a balance.

Listen & Learn:

Why dead people don't teach us everything we need to know about living people How to work with your body for health and healing Why a 'sick' response is often just the body's healthy response to self-care How the flawed current medical system is more about maintenance and survival than health

Links & Resources:

Weston A. Price Dr. Cowan's books Dr. Cowan's site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Cowan has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthropo-sophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation™.  He is the principal author of the book The Fourfold Path to Healing and the co-author of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care. He writes the 'Ask the Doctor' column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts. He has lectured throughout the United States and Canada.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Blending Smoothies Any Good

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341: Sugar is the Devil with Sarah Wilson

Jan 9, 2019 41:48

Description:

By the end of the 1700s, the average American consumed four teaspoons of sugar a day. One hundred years later, that number had risen to eighteen teaspoons. Today, we're consuming 22 teaspoons (93 grams) per day, and it's a huge problem. Diabetes rates are through the roof, and elevated blood sugar levels contribute to nearly every major disease and illness.

But... we all love sugar. We're genetically wired to seek it out and gorge on it. So how do we even begin to find balance in a sugar- and carb-laden world? After a scary bout of Hashimoto's Disease, our guest on this week's podcast dedicated her life to researching and eliminating sugar. She'll share the bitter truth about sugar and how to break free from your addiction to it.

Listen & Learn:

Why fructose (fruit sugar) gives you a beer belly How "natural sugars" can be even worse than plain white sugar Why it's nearly impossible to not cook and be healthy How to begin your own sugar detox Why agave is the worst sweetener on the market

Links & Resources:

Sarah's Website Sarah's Books on Amazon Sugar Consumption & Diabetes Research

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Sarah is a New York Times bestselling author, former journalist, and founder of the former site, IQuitSugar.com. She wrote the book, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, as well as 15 different I Quit Sugar books.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

 Iron

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340: Emotional Agility with Susan David,PhD

Jan 2, 2019 57:00

Description:

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

What in your inner world enables you to fully show up in the outer world? What is more important: What you have or how you feel?

On this week's podcast, you'll meet Susan David, PhD, who has dedicated her life to emotional health. She'll inform you how to ask yourself better questions, lean into pain (when necessary), and craft a truly fulfilling life based on your values.  

Listen & Learn:

Why our inner world often matters more than the outer world How to uncover your individual ‘why’ and define your core values Why ‘have-to’ goals are impossible, whereas value-based goals actually work Why approach goals are powerful, but adverse goals are even stronger Why ‘smile or die’ can actually cause you less joy and make it more difficult to find peace How to show up and hold space for pain and suffering What was worth my while today

Links & Resources:

Susan David's Website Emotional Agility on Amazon

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Susan David, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, teaches psychology at Harvard University and is the CEO of Evidence Based Psychology. As a speaker and consultant, Susan has worked with senior leadership at hundreds of organizations, including the United Nations, Ernst & Young, and the World Economic Forum. Her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Time, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal, and she is the author of The Oxford Handbook of Happiness, the definitive text for researchers and practitioners interested in human happiness.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

How Many Supplement is Too Much

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339: One Plant-Based Meal Per Day with Suzy Amis Cameron

Dec 27, 2018 52:40

Description:

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, the internet will explode with searches for the best diets, which yield all kinds of good, bad, and absurd advice for getting healthy and fit. Vegetarians duke it out with Paleo people, macrobiotics argue with raw foodists, and the cycle goes on and on with no obvious winner.

Even with the best intentions, 92 to 98 percent of diets fail in the long term, and by Valentine’s Day, most people have abandoned their resolutions for the eating habits they’ve always had.

So what’s a person to do? Well, what do you want to do? What will be important to you in the coming year when it comes to your diet?

Food is complex and deeply personal. It’s a question of culture, tradition, environmental concerns, ethical questions, and socioeconomic status. Over the years, I’ve become much less interested in what to eat and more obsessed with how to eat. I’ve seen people eat and live well on all kinds of diets—and no diet at all.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet actor, activist, and plant-based advocate Suzy Amis Cameron, who endorses a very moderate ‘one plant-based meal a day’ approach. Whether you’re a hardcore meat eater or a die-hard veg-head, it’s valuable to experiment, reevaluate your assumptions, and find a balanced diet that works for you.

Listen & Learn:

How Suzy founded MUSE, the only solar-powered, organic, plant-based school Why hope is not a strategy How our current food system is broken (by anyone’s standards) How a move away from animal agriculture seems inevitable Why a ‘one meal a day’ approach can be an interesting way to experiment with new diets and foods

Links & Resources:

 

MUSE School Suzy’s site Link to Suzy’s book

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Suzy Amis Cameron is an environmental advocate, the mother of five, and the author of OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline, and Save the Planet.

She is also a founder of Plant Power Task Force and a number of other environmental and ethical organizations. In 2005, she founded MUSE School, a 100 percent solar-powered, zero-waste school with an organic, plant-based lunch program, in Calabasas, California.

Suzy has produced documentaries and serves on several nonprofit boards. As an actor, she has been featured in more than 25 films, including The Usual Suspects and Titanic.

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338: Broadcasting Happiness with Michelle Gieland

Dec 19, 2018 49:49

Description:

Positive thinking is great, but how do you handle yourself when your spouse is in a funk or your boss is negative every minute of the working day? With all the best intentions for the day, many of us wake up and get hit with the Fox News or CNN.com onslaught of gloom and doom, and this influence shapes our reality for the remaining of our waking hours.

Our guest this week was neck-deep in news broadcasting for years and now dedicates her research and work life to broadcasting happiness—literally.

Listen & Learn:

Write down 2-3 new and unique things that are positive How to separate the signal from the noise in news media Why 3 min of negative news per day can ruin your day Happiness = the joy we feel growing toward our potential How to start a conversation with a positive “top story” Why compassion is a great combatant to negativity How you can indeed change people

Links & Resources:

Michelle’s Site Michele’s Books (on Amz)

ABOUT THE HOST

Michelle Gielan is a CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher and bestselling author of, Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success.

She is an Executive Producer of "The Happiness Advantage" Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah's Happiness course.

Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

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337: Cultivating Clarity with Jamie Smart

Dec 13, 2018 44:16

Description:

As the saying goes, “You can have anything you want in life, you just can't have everything.” However, figuring out exactly what you want is often difficult, as it means compromise, sacrifice, and hard work.

With the New Year around the corner—a natural time to reflect on the year gone by and to plan for the year to come—the subject of clarity has never been more applicable. The same actions and habits that got you to where you are today won’t likely get you to where you want to go. So what next?

On this week's show, we'll look at motivation, commitment, follow-through, and the challenges of goal setting in general to help you find your purpose, get clear on what you want, and define what is standing in the way of that.

Listen & Learn:

The history of NLP and how it can be a useful tool for changing your emotional reaction to situations Why goals should focus on desired feelings rather than desired things How to avoid procrastination Why trauma, pain, and fear can paralyze us

Links & Resources:

Jamie's website Jamie's books on Amazon

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jamie Smart is a writer, speaker, coach, and consultant. His work focuses on the concept of clarity: the ultimate leverage point for creating more time, making better decisions, and achieving meaningful results.

He has appeared on Sky TV and on the BBC, as well as in numerous publications including the Daily Telegraph. He's the author of two books, CLARITY and RESULTS, available on Amazon or on his website.

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Salt

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336: Addicted to Exercise, Fasting Timing & Veggie Kids

Dec 5, 2018 44:44

Description:

What if you become so focused on exercise and healthy living that it becomes an unhealthy obsession? What if you're a parent and eat a balanced diet but struggle to feed your kids well? What if yoga is giving you a hernia?

On this week's podcast, I'll do my best to answer these great listener questions and more.

Listen & Learn:

Risk vs.reward of yoga Whether or not kids should be vegetarian 8+16 meal timing How to eat healthfully when your friends/family don’t

ABOUT THE HOST

In 2002, I worked for a New York City book publisher doing a job I hated. I drank seven nights a week, abused drugs, and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day. For food, it was pizza and takeout—anything quick and easy to keep me going.

No one consciously decides to destroy their health, but over the years, that’s exactly what happened. I was bloated and flabby, unable to sleep without alcohol. My eyes were red and puffy, and I struggled to get excited about anything. I had so much potential, so many opportunities, but when you’re sick and numb to the world, everything feels impossible and uninteresting.

Enter yoga. A friend dragged me to a yoga studio, where I suffered through one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life. In that first class, I was sweating and dizzy, unable to do even the most basic postures. I was the youngest person there, but the way I moved, I felt like I was 90 years old. I couldn’t bend forward, sit cross-legged on the floor, or balance in a tree pose. Looking at myself in the mirror, I remember thinking, “How did I end up in such bad shape?”

I hated that first class so much, I knew it was exactly what I needed—so I kept going. People assume yoga classes are meant to be wonderful, peaceful experiences. This is not true. A good class should be the most challenging and uncomfortable hour of your entire day. When you push yourself on the mat, real-life problems become lighter and more manageable almost immediately. Hard yoga = easy life.

For the next 380 days, I practiced yoga every single day. While traveling, I used audio or video recordings. If I was in a new city, I’d go to any studio I could find. When my teacher told me to take a day off to rest, I’d ignore the advice and go to a class at another studio. The same way I’d fallen in love with things that were killing me (drugs and alcohol), I’d now fallen in love with something that was feeding me and fueling my growth.

And it worked. In six weeks, I lost almost 40 pounds (and had to replace my whole wardrobe). I quit drinking and smoking altogether, and most importantly, I found a renewed passion for life that is truly priceless. I remember walking around New York, still dripping with sweat from class, with a big, stupid grin on my face as if I’d unlocked a special secret. My life was changing.

Within six months, I’d quit my job and moved to Thailand. Within a year, I was teaching full-time to packed classes in Bangkok and later, Hong Kong. I opened my first studio in 2006 and that same year began training teachers. To date, I’ve taught more than 30,000 students and trained more than 3,000 teachers in 41 countries. I love my life and my work, and as a result, I’m in better health mentally and physically than I was in my early 20s.

YOGABODY was built on practice, sweat, and struggle. It’s the physical manifestation of everything I care about in life, and my greatest hope is that some of my passion for this practice and lifestyle rubs off on you when you walk through these doors. Nothing worth doing in life is easy. Movement is more powerful than meditation. And practice is everything.

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335: Mental Fitness for the Modern Mind with Kasper van der Meulen

Nov 28, 2018 48:08

Description:

Most people know more about Game of Thrones than they do about their own digestive system. They know how many nuclear warheads are in North Korea, but they don't know their Vitamin D levels or their fasting blood glucose levels. This is a problem.

The term 'mindfulness' usually conjures up the image of a monk sitting in Lotus Pose in the middle of the forest, but everyday mindfulness is just as important and often overlooked. On this week's podcast, you'll meet a mental fitness biohacker, Kasper van der Meulen, who focuses on personal growth and transformation.

Listen & Learn:

Biohacking 101 The risks and rewards of the Wim Hof Method How to transition to minimal footwear and even barefoot running Crafting your personal health transformation

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Kasper van der Meulen is a Wim Hof instructor, biohacker, coach, author, and speaker. He wrote the book MindLift: Mental Fitness for the Modern Mind

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Rinse Your Rice

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334: Learn New Skills, Overcome Fears, Become a Hero with Josh Kaufman

Nov 21, 2018 42:47

Description:

After your first yoga class, your hamstrings will hurt like hell. After your first day snowboarding, your wrists will ache and your bum will be bruised. After your first week struggling to play Knockin’ on Heaven's Door, your fingertips will be raw.

Welcome to the awkward and irritating world of new skill acquisition. The journey from grossly incompetent to somewhat capable is simultaneously the most challenging and most rewarding part of learning.

In the yoga studio, I see it every day. People poke their head in the door, take stock of the room, the instructor, the students, and proceed home to watch Netflix and eat Häagen-Dazs because it's easier than confronting the learning curve that awaits them. The benefit of avoidance is obvious—Netflix won’t cause you pain, won’t embarrass you, and won’t ask anything more of you—but the losses are catastrophic. Every day you spend stagnant, consuming rather than creating, it eats away at your vibrant spirit until there’s nothing left.

On this week's podcast, you'll meet author Josh Kaufman, who is obsessed with that initial learning phase. He has figured out how to break through the barriers of inertia and uncover what someone really wants.

Listen & Learn:

Why learning is so important to the human condition The importance of pre-commitment to a phase of learning Why the 10,000-hour rule applies mostly to elite athletes and musicians Why great teachers are so difficult to find—and rarely teach How to leverage published material to supplement great teaching

Links & Resources:

Josh's Website Forever Fluent Book

ABOUT THE GUEST

Josh Kaufman is the author of three bestselling books: The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business, The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything... Fast!, and How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be.

His TEDx talk on “The First 20 Hours” has been viewed more than 12 million times, putting it in the top 10 most viewed TEDx videos and top 100 most viewed TED Talks published to date.

Josh's research has been featured by the New York Times, BBC News, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Fortune, Forbes, Time, BusinessWeek, Wired, and dozens of other publications. Josh has been a featured speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival, World Domination Summit, Pioneer Nation, MicroConf, Bacon Biz, Stanford University, Google, and IBM.

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Best Form of Sugar to Use

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333: The Power of Pleasure with Xanet Pailet

Nov 14, 2018 47:20

Description:

Xanet Pailet was in a marriage with zero physical intimacy for more than 15 years. Most people don't go that long, but many do wait years before they openly address these issues; however, by then, permanent damage to the relationship may have already been done.

Sexuality is a definitive part of the human experience, and when it's not working, it's one of the top reasons couples split. So what's going wrong? Past trauma, self-esteem issues, guilt, shame, and a general lack of communication all contribute to the complexity of physical intimacy, so it's not surprising most people avoid the issue, if possible. Who wants to open up that Pandora's box?

On this week's show, Xanet will share her insights and expertise based on both her personal experience and decades of coaching others.

Listen & Learn:

How a sexless relationship can harm your spirit and your life Why abstinence is a ridiculous idea, even in spiritual traditions Why the definition of 'sex' should be broadened to include many different ways of connecting on an intimate level How to navigate the challenges of modern pornography

Links & Resources:

Xanet's Website Living an Orgasm (book)

ABOUT THE GUEST

Xanet Pailet is a certified tantra educator, sexological body worker, and somatica-trained sex coach, who has worked in the therapeutic field for more than 25 years. She's the author of the book Living an Orgasmic Life, available on Amazon, as well as on her website.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Fish Oil

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332: How to Achieve Deep, Restful Sleep with Stephanie Romiszewski

Nov 7, 2018 54:23

Description:

I struggled with chronic sleep deprivation for more than a decade. During that time, I’d fall asleep in the barber’s chair. If I was talking on the phone while in bed, I’d pass out in the middle of the conversation. On airplanes, I’d be asleep before takeoff and the flight attendant would have to wake me up after landing. My world was hazy. My focus was hour-to-hour. Generally speaking, my head felt like a swamp I had to wade through to get anything done. 

A poor night’s sleep affects your mood, your decision-making, and even your appetite—but we all have bad nights. The only way to escape the occasional restless night is to live a monastic life, without kids, neighbors, construction, work stress or a partner. To live a full life, for most people, means losing some sleep now and again. And you know what? That’s fine, if you can recover.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a sleep expert who focuses on high-leverage strategies, not micro-tactics to improve your sleep.

Listen & Learn:

How understanding your chronotype can help you optimize sleep  Sleep deprivation vs. insomnia, understanding the difference  Why 'sleep drive' is like hunger or sex drive—it has its own rhythm and cannot be forced Why you should not force yourself to sleep earlier Why you should force yourself to wake up earlier How light and movement are the key to waking up

Links & Resources:

Sleepy Head Clinic

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Stephanie Romiszewski has a degree in psychology and behavioral sleep medicine. Her interest in sleep disorders began while studying chronobiology, during which time she assisted sleep research at Harvard Medical School.

Stephanie has worked in NHS clinical sleep disorder centres across the UK, diagnosing and treating a number of sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, insomnia, movement disorders and circadian rhythm disorders.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Flouride

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Mental Illness: A Global Health Crisis with Mark Lukach

Oct 31, 2018 46:22

Description:

Mark Lukach's wife spent nearly two months in total in psychiatric wards during three different bipolar episodes. Mental illness appeared seemingly out of nowhere with suicidal thoughts, delusions, and dangerous behavior. While this story sounds extreme, I promise that someone you know and care about is suffering right now, as well. That being said, there's a good chance you can help.

On this week's show, we'll look closely at mental illness, which affects one in every four households today. My hope is that this family's story will inspire you to find the courage to deal with the darkness.  

Listen & Learn:

Why suicide is a huge (and growing) problem all over the world Medication vs. natural solutions—what's best? Why talking and listening will always be important How to remove the stigma of mental illness and get help

Links & Resources:

Mark's Website Suicide Statistics (referenced in the show)

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mark Lukach is a teacher and freelance writer. He is the author of the international bestselling memoir My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, and Wired, among other publications. He is currently the Ninth Grade Dean at The Athenian School, where he also teaches history. He lives with his wife, Giulia, and their son in the San Francisco Bay area.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Fermented Foods

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330: Radical Metabolism

Oct 24, 2018 41:03

Description:

Have you ever heard someone blame their weight gain on a 'slow metabolism?' It sounds logical, but what does it mean exactly? What is considered 'slow?'

When we talk about metabolic health, it's important to define what it really is. You'll quickly learn that it's multifaceted and you'll need to work separately on each area.

On this week's podcast, we'll talk with Ann Louise Gittleman, the first lady of nutrition, who has very practical advice based on decades of extensive work in health and nutrition.

Listen & Learn:

How to optimize your metabolism for weight loss, health, and longevity Why pine nut oil is amazing for digestive problems (among other things) Why many people have lower HCL and bile production as they age Why bitter foods are so important

Links & Resources:

Ann Louise's Website Radical Metabolism

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ann Louise Gittleman is a nutritionist, internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women's health issues. She is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author, with more than 30 books on health and nutrition. In her books, she covers a wide range of topics, including diet, detox, women's health, men's health, perimenopause, menopause, beauty, and the environment.

Gittleman holds an M.S. in Nutrition Education from Columbia University, a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition, and she has the title of Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) from the American College of Nutrition. She has also been featured in dozens of TV programs, as well as online and offline publications.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Why Eat Small Fish

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329: Improve Your Balance, Improve Your Life

Oct 18, 2018 43:20

Description:

If you can balance well, your yoga practice is more fun, you’re faster and nimbler, and you might even live longer. Sound far-fetched? Check it out: falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. 424,000 individuals die from falls globally. My balance has improved massively in the past couple years, but historically, I’ve had terrible balance. I assumed it was something I just had to live with, but I’ve learned that poor footwear, bad walking patterns, and zero balance training all created this problem—and it’s largely reversible. On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll learn about balance training for athletes and anyone who seeks optimal health.

Listen & Learn:

Why balance involves your: vestibular system (inner ear), proprioception (body awareness, sensation) and vision How anyone can learn balance at any age using simple at-home tools and approaches Why balance is a software problem, not hardware How a slackline give you a “fall announcement” so land on your feet and stay safe How 25% of your bones and muscles are in your feet and another 25% in your hands Why slips and falls are the #1 cause of injury (and potentially death) for people over 65

Links & Resources:

World Health Organization Stats on Falling SlackBow Site

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jim is a lifelong innovator who was looking for ways to maintain his own athletic performance, and in the process, he created The Slackbow Balance Training System, a body and mind fitness program that can help at any age.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Iron Supplements

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328: How to Create a Breakthrough

Oct 10, 2018 44:37

Description:

Everyone has some area of their life where they feel totally stuck, and it usually falls into one of three categories: health, wealthy, or relationships. It's very rare that all three of those areas of life are flowing smoothly at once time, it's usually a balancing act where family life is awesome but work is a mess, or work is cruising but your health is suffering.

Have you experienced this? On this week's podcast, we'll talk about engineering a breakthrough in your life with a counterintuitive approach.

Listen & Learn:

Why past trauma, pain and unresolved issues often keep you from moving forward Why micro failures are better than big fails How micro successes can snowball into a flurry of wins Why it's so challenging to change, and why it's essential to who we are

Links & Resources:

Switch On Now Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Nick Jankel is an author, philosopher, and professional speaker who develops tools for organizations, leaders and everyday people to transform themselves.  He is the creator of The Switch On Way a process that has been used by over 50,000 people and 50+ Fortune 500 companies across the globe and has been featured on the BBC and MTV. He is the author of two books, Switch On, and new book, The Spiritual Atheist available on Amazon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Honey Before Bed

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327: The Truth About CBD (nonpsychoactive marijuana) for Health

Oct 3, 2018 56:18

Description:

A little girl named Charlotte was having as many as 300 seizures a week, some lasting as long as 30 minutes. Her body was frail, her health was suffering, and her parents were at their wits' end.

After every other medical intervention failed, the family tried a nonpsychoactive extract from marijuana called CBD and their lives were never the same again.

Charlotte's story was one of the first to capture people's imagination, from lawmakers to cannabis growers, and in the years since, has helped spawn an entire nutraceuticals industry around this powerful compound. On this week's show, we'll lay out the risks and rewards of self-administered CBD oil.

Listen & Learn:

Why most (but not all) CBD products contain little to no THC, meaning they will not get you high How CBD impacts the receptors already present in your body How CBD can reduce inflammation, including inflammation in your brain How to make sure the product you're using is safe and healthful The real legal and safety concerns surrounding CBD products

Links & Resources:

Omax Health

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Evan DeMarco is a sports medicine and nutrition expert, author, public speaker, and frequent guest on television and radio. As an entrepreneur, he is currently creating a functional medicine and nutritional supplements platform.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Can You Supplement Everything

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326: The Food, Vitamins & Blood Test Episode

Sep 26, 2018 39:30

Description:

Recently, my friend returned from a family member's funeral 8 lbs heavier and asked, "What's going on?" Weight gain from stress can be clinically explained by a few different mechanisms. There is emotional eating, where you eat to distract yourself and bury your sorrows, but there is also emotion-induced weight gain, where, during a period of high stress, your psychological state chemically disrupts your hormones. This imbalance can increase (or decrease) hunger and change your body's propensity to store fat.

My friend's follow-up question was: "What should I do to lose the weight?" On this week's show, I'll share my advice (food, vitamins, and blood tests) with you. This is by no means a comprehensive solution, but it's a very simple and non intimidating starting point for a journey back to a healthy weight.

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Listen & Learn:

The plus one/minus one approach to making healthy choices Which vitamins are a smart choice for almost everyone How to see what's actually going on with your body from a blood test

ABOUT THE HOST

In 2002, I worked for a New York City book publisher doing a job I hated. I drank seven nights a week, abused drugs, and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day. For food, it was pizza and takeout—anything quick and easy to keep me going.

No one consciously decides to destroy their health, but over the years, that’s exactly what happened. I was bloated and flabby, unable to sleep without alcohol. My eyes were red and puffy, and I struggled to get excited about anything. I had so much potential, so many opportunities, but when you’re sick and numb to the world, everything feels impossible and uninteresting.

Enter yoga. A friend dragged me to a yoga studio, where I suffered through one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life. In that first class, I was sweating and dizzy, unable to do even the most basic postures. I was the youngest person there, but the way I moved, I felt like I was 90 years old. I couldn’t bend forward, sit cross-legged on the floor, or balance in a tree pose. Looking at myself in the mirror, I remember thinking, “How did I end up in such bad shape?”

I hated that first class so much, I knew it was exactly what I needed—so I kept going. People assume yoga classes are meant to be wonderful, peaceful experiences. This is not true. A good class should be the most challenging and uncomfortable hour of your entire day. When you push yourself on the mat, real-life problems become lighter and more manageable almost immediately. Hard yoga = easy life.

For the next 380 days, I practiced yoga every single day. While traveling, I used audio or video recordings. If I was in a new city, I’d go to any studio I could find. When my teacher told me to take a day off to rest, I’d ignore the advice and go to a class at another studio. The same way I’d fallen in love with things that were killing me (drugs and alcohol), I’d now fallen in love with something that was feeding me and fueling my growth.

And it worked. In six weeks, I lost almost 40 pounds (and had to replace my whole wardrobe). I quit drinking and smoking altogether, and most importantly, I found a renewed passion for life that is truly priceless. I remember walking around New York, still dripping with sweat from class, with a big, stupid grin on my face as if I’d unlocked a special secret. My life was changing.

Within six months, I’d quit my job and moved to Thailand. Within a year, I was teaching full-time to packed classes in Bangkok and later, Hong Kong. I opened my first studio in 2006 and that same year began training teachers. To date, I’ve taught more than 30,000 students and trained more than 3,000 teachers in 41 countries. I love my life and my work, and as a result, I’m in better health mentally and physically than I was in my early 20s.

YOGABODY was built on practice, sweat, and struggle. It’s the physical manifestation of everything I care about in life, and my greatest hope is that some of my passion for this practice and lifestyle rubs off on you when you walk through these doors. Nothing worth doing in life is easy. Movement is more powerful than meditation. And practice is everything.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Rinse Tea Rinse Rice

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325: Too old to stretch? Xylitol got you down?

Sep 19, 2018 35:01

Description:

I receive questions from listeners every day. On this week's Q&A show, I'll answer a few of them, with topics ranging from flexibility for seniors and what technically breaks a fast to Xylitol and Vitamin K2.

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Listen & Learn:

Is it possible for people over 60 to increase their flexibility Is Xylitol really healthy Does drinking soy milk/espresso count for fasting Is Yin Yoga safe for your joints What is Vitamin K2 good for

ABOUT THE HOST

In 2002, I worked for a New York City book publisher doing a job I hated. I drank seven nights a week, abused drugs, and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day. For food, it was pizza and takeout—anything quick and easy to keep me going.

No one consciously decides to destroy their health, but over the years, that’s exactly what happened. I was bloated and flabby, unable to sleep without alcohol. My eyes were red and puffy, and I struggled to get excited about anything. I had so much potential, so many opportunities, but when you’re sick and numb to the world, everything feels impossible and uninteresting.

Enter yoga. A friend dragged me to a yoga studio, where I suffered through one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life. In that first class, I was sweating and dizzy, unable to do even the most basic postures. I was the youngest person there, but the way I moved, I felt like I was 90 years old. I couldn’t bend forward, sit cross-legged on the floor, or balance in a tree pose. Looking at myself in the mirror, I remember thinking, “How did I end up in such bad shape?”

I hated that first class so much, I knew it was exactly what I needed—so I kept going. People assume yoga classes are meant to be wonderful, peaceful experiences. This is not true. A good class should be the most challenging and uncomfortable hour of your entire day. When you push yourself on the mat, real-life problems become lighter and more manageable almost immediately. Hard yoga = easy life.

For the next 380 days, I practiced yoga every single day. While traveling, I used audio or video recordings. If I was in a new city, I’d go to any studio I could find. When my teacher told me to take a day off to rest, I’d ignore the advice and go to a class at another studio. The same way I’d fallen in love with things that were killing me (drugs and alcohol), I’d now fallen in love with something that was feeding me and fueling my growth.

And it worked. In six weeks, I lost almost 40 pounds (and had to replace my whole wardrobe). I quit drinking and smoking altogether, and most importantly, I found a renewed passion for life that is truly priceless. I remember walking around New York, still dripping with sweat from class, with a big, stupid grin on my face as if I’d unlocked a special secret. My life was changing.

Within six months, I’d quit my job and moved to Thailand. Within a year, I was teaching full-time to packed classes in Bangkok and later, Hong Kong. I opened my first studio in 2006 and that same year began training teachers. To date, I’ve taught more than 30,000 students and trained more than 3,000 teachers in 41 countries. I love my life and my work, and as a result, I’m in better health mentally and physically than I was in my early 20s.

YOGABODY was built on practice, sweat, and struggle. It’s the physical manifestation of everything I care about in life, and my greatest hope is that some of my passion for this practice and lifestyle rubs off on you when you walk through these doors. Nothing worth doing in life is easy. Movement is more powerful than meditation. And practice is everything.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Raw, Cooked, Boiled, Fried

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324: Demystifying the Pelvic Floor

Sep 12, 2018 46:01

Description:

People joke that they 'laughed so hard they peed their pants.' However, this is a real problem called stress incontinence—a symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction.

The pelvic floor is a complex group of muscles, fascia and connective tissues at the base of your spine that is crucial for bladder control, posture, sexual function, and the health of many vital organs. 

So what's the problem? Maybe you gave birth to two kids and never resumed your pre-kid exercise routine. Maybe you are 45 years old and haven't done a proper squat since you lifted weights with your buddies in college. For dozens of reasons, modern lifestyles lead to atrophy of the pelvic floor that can manifest overtime into very serious health issues.

On the flip side, a strong, toned pelvic floor will help your posture, sexual performance, spinal health, and bladder control. In yoga, you'll feel the difference in almost every pose, and in your everyday life, you'll notice changes throughout the day.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet a kinesiologists who will help demystify this often overlooked region of the body.

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Listen & Learn:

What the pelvic floor is and why it is important to both women and men Why incontinence and prolapse are huge (and growing) problems Why posture starts at the base of the spine How to strengthen and tone your pelvic floor with daily, 10-minute exercises

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Adrianne has a degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis on exercise science. She has certifications in Pilates, yoga, the Yoga Trapeze, Zenga, and Barre, among others, and specializes in spinal conditions, pelvic floor issues, and fascial tissue. She served as the fitness specialist at the NASA Langley Research Center and currently runs an eating disorder center in California.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Palm Oil

Links & References from the Show:

Adrianne's Site

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323: The Truth About Hypnotherapy

Sep 5, 2018 50:12

Description:

A stage hypnotist convinced my friend Burton that he was an undercover spy and needed to find a clue hidden in the forest. There were 600 people in the audience, but Burton was all in. He raced off the stage, returning 10 minutes later, covered in sweat (clearly he had been running around campus), at which point he proudly displayed the ‘clue’ he'd found.

If I didn't know better, I would have thought Burton was a paid actor. The experience was disturbing and I immediately put hypnosis in the ‘weird party trick’ category of my brain for the next 20 years. That is until I learned about hypnosis as a real-world, clinically proven method of therapy.

Hypnotherapy is a largely unregulated industry, similar to yoga, which means there are some amazing, highly trained therapists, alongside a boatload of charlatans. Hypnosis also has a big PR problem because most people associate it with stage shows and tricks, not realizing that clinical efficacy for the treatment of phobias, anxiety, addiction and even pain are very compelling.

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Listen & Learn:

How lifelong mental patterns can sometimes be broken through hypnosis What the difference between stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy is For which challenges hypnosis shows the greatest efficacy How to choose between self-hypnosis, hypnosis recordings, and in-person therapy

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Grace Smith is on a mission to make hypnosis mainstream. A renowned hypnotherapist, Grace is the founder of www.gshypnosis.com, the world's number one hypnotherapy hub, as well as Grace Space Hypnotherapy Certification School.

Grace is a regular guest on CBS's hit show The Doctors, and her work has been featured in The Atlantic, Marie Claire, Forbes, MindBodyGreen, Buzzfeed, Bustle, InStyle and more.

Grace's private clients include celebrities, CEOs, professional athletes, and government officials. She has given keynote speeches and workshops at Procter & Gamble, SummitLive, Women Empowerment Expo, Ritz Carlton, PSEG, Soul Camp, Verizon, and HypnoBiz.

She is the author of a new book, Close Your Eyes, Get Free, which you can find on Amazon or Grace's website.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Tanins

Links & References from the Show:

Grace's New Book Grace's Site

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322: Estrogeneration

Aug 29, 2018 42:06

Description:

Think of your body as a three-legged stool with an electrical body (your nervous system), a bacterial body (your microbiome), and a chemical body (your endocrine system). These three legs are largely responsible for your health and well-being, and if one leg gets whacked out from under you, you'll likely fall on your face.

Today, let's focus on your chemical body: your hormones. These chemical compounds influence everything from your waistline to your mood, and our modern world is filled with all kinds of toxins that lead to imbalances.

Did you know that most plastic water bottles contain estrogen-like BPA compounds that can cause weight gain, or worse? Did you know that many skin care products and soaps contain estrogen-like parabens that can get absorbed through your skin and lead to infertility? On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll learn why our generation is often estrogen dominant—and what we can do to fix it.

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Listen & Learn:

Why too much estrogen can make you fat, sick, and infertile How sauna treatments can help detoxify xenoestrogens How genetic testing can show you how to manage estrogen How xenoestrogens have ended up in everything from water bottles to skin care products Why plant-based estrogens can also impact some percentage of the population How to optimize your household, lifestyle, and product choices for hormonal balance

ABOUT OUR GUEST

DR. ANTHONY G. JAY is a scientist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine. He is the president of the International Medical Research Collaborative, a non-profit organization based in Boston that trains medical students from around the globe.  Dr. Jay is also the CEO of AJ Consulting Company, which specializes in scientific consulting, speaking, and personalized DNA analysis.

He is the author of the book Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile. He also has a podcast called Chagrin & Toxic podcast you can find on iTunes or in the show notes.

 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Raw Dairy

Links & References from the Show:

Dr. Jay's Site Estrogeneration Book DNA Testing

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321: Why Relationships are So Hard

Aug 23, 2018 46:37

Description:

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships; and yet, for most of us, being in relationship is hard. Most of us find it challenging enough to get our own lives in order, so when you share children, finances, loves and loss with another person, it's never a linear path. What about sex? What about religion? What about independent needs and wants?

On this weeks, Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet Allen Wagner, a couple's therapist with his feet firmly planted on the ground. He shares his best insights for getting your head out of your phone and into the heart of the one you love.

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Listen & Learn:

How many romantic relationships devolve into roommate relationships How to fight fair, versus fighting with pain triggers How to determine deal breakers from minor differences of choices and preference Why therapy can be used by both strong and broken people, for both short and long term objectives Why mental health and mental health care is stigmatized

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Allen Wagner is a marriage and family therapist based in Los Angeles. He specializes in working with individuals and couples. He helps people with anxiety, depression, and challenges.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Raw Vitamins

Links & References from the Show:

Allen's Site 5 Love Languages Book

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320: Movement as Medicine

Aug 15, 2018 01:02:03

Description:

This concept of "a pill for an ill" has led hundreds of millions of Americans to take prescription medications every single day. Antidepressants for mood, opioids for pain, and proton pump inhibitors for stomach problems—the list goes on and on. Modern medicine is truly a blessing, but it's gotten out of hand; and in many cases, we've neglected the safer and more obvious choices that are right in front of our faces.

Movement is medicine: running, dancing, stretching, and skiing.

You sweat and smile, your heart races, and you feel peace when you're done. We all feel better when we move, and yet, we don't do it enough. Why? When exercise is such a sure thing with unmatched health benefits, why does Netflix and Haagen Dazs often win our attention?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet an Olympic Athlete whose parents opted out of the psychiatric drug route and instead threw him head first into swimming and diving. He's on a mission to share his "movement is medicine" concept with the world, and it's something we call need to hear.

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Listen & Learn:

How at just two years old, Leon was already unmanageable How swimming, diving, and gymnastics calmed him down and gave him focus How this physical outlet turned into a passion, and eventually and Olympic legacy How you too can find your happy place doing a movement or exercise practice you love

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Leon started swimming and gymnastics from the age of two and took up competitive diving when he was eight. By age 11, he was a national champion. Leon represented Great Britain at three Summer Olympic Games and was a member of the Great Britain team for 16 years.

Among his many awards, he's won a Bronze medal in the the 1999 European Aquatics Championships and a Silver medal in the men's 10 meter platform at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. In the  2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, he won the Silver medal in the men's synchronized 10-metre platform.

In 1998, Leon invented the what was then considered the World's most difficult dive. Taylor now works as a public speaker, presenter, conference host, BBC commentator and mentor to members of the British team. He's the other of a book called, Mentor.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

How Much Water to Drink

Links & References from the Show:

Leon's Site Leon's TEDx Talk

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319: Why You Are Only One Percent Human

Aug 8, 2018 44:56

Description:

There are more than 10 times as many microbe cells in your body as human cells, but interestingly, we're exposed to our first bacteria at birth—and from there, the process begins. While two humans are almost identical genetically, their microbiomes can be dramatically different, which accounts for differences in the way they digest food, the way they smell, and even more dramatic differences such as their hormonal response.

Microbiome research is fascinating, but still in its infancy. Supplement-makers are quick to label ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, but they are cherry-picking a couple dozen strains from thousands—many of which are still unknown. Advances in lab testing will likely give average people like us the greatest health advantages in years to come; there are already amazing options available to early adopters.

Enter microbiome testing.

How does it work? You send in a stool sample and get back a detailed report showing exactly what is growing inside you. This can be information overload, for sure, but even with the limited research currently available, you can learn a great deal about how your unique bacterial body functions.

On this week's show, you'll meet the founder of Viome, a company on the forefront of microbiome testing.  

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Listen & Learn:

Why the food that is great for you could be kryptonite for someone else How your bacterial body can affect everything from your mood and digestion to your hormones and sleep patterns Why lab testing empowers average people to better understand their bodies and maintain a healthy lifestyle

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder of several successful companies, including Viome, Moon Express, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius, and InfoSpace. He is a regular contributor to Forbes, WSJ, INC, and The Huffington Post.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Peanut Oil

Links & References from the Show:

Viome Site + Discount

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318: Yoga Breathing Lesson: Water, Whiskey, Coffee

Aug 1, 2018 40:47

Description:

I feel I’ve let you down. I’ve hosted pretty much every renowned breathing expert in the world on this podcast, and yet most of my listeners are still not sure exactly how yoga breathing works. On this week’s show, my goal is to break down the fundamentals of yoga breathing in a way that you can easily remember and apply to your practice.

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Listen & Learn:

How all breathing practices are either water, whiskey, or coffee Why it’s easy to get confused with gurus and brand names Why most of us over-breathe (and what to do about it) Why the most popular breathing techniques tend to be too extreme How to incorporate all three breathing patterns into your life

ABOUT THE HOST

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher trainer, digital nomad, green food junkie, and serial entrepreneur.

With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. His most influential teachers (all of whom he studied with personally) include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka.

Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, United Kingdom, and The Philippines.

In search of nutritional products designed specifically for achy yoga students’ bodies, Rockwood worked with senior nutritional formulator, Paul Gaylon, and founded, YOGABODY Naturals, in the back of his yoga studio in 2007. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now an internationally-renowned nutrition, education, and publishing organization serving 81 countries.

In 2013, Lucas founded YOGABODY Fitness, a revolutionary new yoga studio business model that pays teachers a living wage and demystifies yoga by making the mind-body healing benefits of the practice accessible to everyone.

A foodie at heart, Lucas was a vegan chef, and owned and operated health food restaurants prior to diving deep into the yoga world. Lucas is also a highly-acclaimed writer, radio show host, TV personality, business consultant, weight loss expert, and health coach.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Marshmallow

Links & References from the Show:

FREE download & reference guide Patrick McKeown, The Oxygen Advantage Patricia L. Gerbarg, The Healing Power of Breath Wim Hof, Wim Hof Method

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317: Understanding Arousal

Jul 26, 2018 51:19

Description:

During the summer between 8th and 9th grade, I watched my classmate Jeff go from about 125 lbs to 180 lbs in six weeks. This scrawny, video game nerd turned into a force to be reckoned with through a combination of hard gym workouts and anabolic steroids he bought from his older brother. I'm not sure if you've ever seen a transformation like this firsthand, but it's not something you easily forget.

Enter hormones. They can make you skinny or make you fat. They can give you hot flashes, make you tired, or make you feel young and vital. Your ‘chemical body’ is responsible for how you look and feel most of the time, and yet it's often out of whack. Hormonal imbalance used to be rare and mostly found in older people, but these days you can find kids with massive hormone imbalances at any school around the world. So what do we do?

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Listen & Learn:

How hormones can impact just about everything Why birth control pills, food, stress, age, and environment can all affect our chemical body How hormone theory is only a century old How hormone research is still new and developing

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Randi Hutter Epstein is a medical writer, author, and journalist. She has written for publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post. She is also a lecturer at Yale University and an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Journalism.

She is the author of two books: Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank (2010) and AROUSED: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything (2018).

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Low Fructose Fruits

Links & References from the Show:

Randi's site Randi's Book

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316: How to Trigger ASMR Brain Tingles

Jul 19, 2018 44:06

Description:

Have you ever used a scalp massager made of long, thin wires? For most people, it causes quite the sensation, sending tingles from the back of their neck down their spine. Or maybe you have this reaction when someone whispers in your ear? This pleasurable response to specific auditory and visual stimuli is known as autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), and is likened to meditation.

ASMR is exploding on the internet right now because it is deeply relaxing, extremely pleasurable, and can serve to relieve anxiety and depression in some cases.

The ASMR movement is mostly made up of YouTubers and DIY fanatics, but there are also a handful of researchers out there gathering information about the real, therapeutic benefits of this response.

On this week's show, you'll meet Craig Richard, PhD, the founder of ASMR University.

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Listen & Learn:

Why ASMR might be helpful to relieve stress and anxiety Why ASMR audio tracks could be more effective than the viral videos online How this deeply relaxing, neck tingling sensation can help you relax

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Craig Richard, PhD, first learned about ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) in 2013, but has been experiencing its triggers and effects since childhood. In 2014, he launched ASMRUniversity.com to encourage and report ASMR research and to provide helpful resources to assist with the further understanding of ASMR.

Craig is the cofounder of the ASMR Research Project and has produced several ASMR podcasts. He is a professor in the department of biopharmaceutical sciences at Shenandoah University, School of Pharmacy in Winchester, Virginia and the author of a new book, Brain Tingles, available soon on Amazon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Chili Peppers

Links & References from the Show:

ASMR University The ASMR Podcast

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315: Chronic pain: Is it all in the brain?

Jul 12, 2018 41:23

Description:

Chronic pain—the most common of which is back pain and digestive pain—affects as many as one in four people. Pain plays a crucial role in the body as a clear sign that something is injured, diseased, or in need of extra care. However, when pain becomes chronic, many times the pain signals sent to the brain no longer correspond with any kind of dysfunction. The pain is literally all in the brain, and faulty neural wiring can ruin your life.

When people are in constant pain, they will try anything: yoga, meditation, acupuncture, cannabis, and, of course, opioids. Sometimes these solutions work, sometimes they don’t, but statistics show that chronic pain is a problem that's getting worse, not better. So what can we do?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we will explore a new type of noninvasive, nondrug treatment for pain that involves electrical stimulation to rewire problematic neural connections, otherwise known as Scrambler Therapy®.

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Listen & Learn:

Why 100 million Americans have chronic pain Why pain can be present with or without any underlying condition Why the threat-neural matrix complicates your pain Why all pain is in the brain, and the solution to all chronic pain is rewiring this mind-body neural fail

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Brendon is the co-founder and CEO of Radiant Pain Relief Centres in Oregon, where he uses an exclusive, FDA-cleared technology called Scrambler Therapy® as a safe and simple way to change the mind-body perception of pain.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Lectins

Links & References from the Show:

Radiant Pain Relief Centres

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314: Deep Dive into Knee Pain

Jul 4, 2018 42:36

Description:

Have you ever seen a yoga student, runner, or CrossFitter with weird crisscrossed tape on their knees? Have you ever experienced knee pain that kept you from doing your favorite activities? Aside from back problems, knee pain is the most common issue I see in my yoga studios, with the inevitable question being what to do about it.

On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you will meet physiotherapist Lee Herrington, who works with high-level athletes to correct movement dysfunctions, and help them manage and overcome knee pain. His recommendations are very simple, but not at all intuitive.

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Listen & Learn:

Movement is medicine, you must move to heal For better or worse, our knees (and the rest of our bodies) will wear out over time, our job is to manage that gracefully Why anterior (front) knee pain is the most common and how alignment in yoga and all other activities can greatly reduce the risk of injury How to ‘treat the man, not the scan’ when dealing with knee pain Why performance backward thinking is helpful for knee pain

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Herrington is a physiotherapist, senior lecturer in sports rehabilitation at the University of Salford Manchester, and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers. His work focuses on the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, specifically anterior knee pain, hamstring injuries, Subacromial Pain Syndrome (shoulder impingement), the ‘rugby’ shoulder, and rehabilitation following knee surgery (principally ACL reconstruction).

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Food Causing Pain

Links & References from the Show:

Lee on Twitter University of Salford Manchester Profile

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313: The Mobility Method | Find Freedom in Your Body

Jun 27, 2018 46:54

Description:

Your tight hamstrings, stiff hips, and locked up spine are not going to find freedom on their own—you have to train for mobility. When your body is tight, it affects everything, from your standing and sitting posture to your stride, but when you increase your range of motion, it feels as if you’ve added an extra room onto your home. Flexible bodies feel free, youthful, and energized. However, getting started with training can be frustrating.

On this week’s show, you’ll meet physical therapist Jen Esquer, who will share her whole-body, 24-hour approach to movement freedom.

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Listen & Learn:

How to sprinkle mobility training throughout the day rather than trying to fit in one monster session of stretching Why consistency is so important for mobility training (and the weekend warrior mentality doesn’t work) Why it’s crucial to have a healthy range of motion in poses such as squats, backbends, and hip flexion movements

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Jen Esquer has been involved with movement her entire life. She has worked as a gymnastics coach, a Pilates instructor, and eventually became a physical therapist. Today, Dr. Jen works in private practice, both online and offline, empowering people to heal themselves.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Pili Nuts

Links & References from the Show:

Dr. Jen’s website Dr. Jen’s Instagram

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312: Barefoot Strong

Jun 20, 2018 45:13

Description:

My balance has always been terrible. It didn't matter if I was on a skateboard, a balance beam, or in tree pose in yoga; I've always found it incredibly challenging to stay steady. Some people are just better at balance than others, but when I was about 30 years old, I realized my extremely-high arches and tight calves were largely to blame. Today, I still have excessively high arches, but I've managed to stretch and relax them down dramatically, and it's improved my running and walking gate as well as my yoga practice tremendously.

Most importantly, I know that strong and flexible feet will  positively impact the health of my upstream joints long term.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet Dr. Emily Splichal. A podiatrist and movement expert whose research and teaching around foot health is the best I've found. I just finished her book and am excited for you to meet here.

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Listen & Learn:

Joint Coupling: why the foundational foot connection and alignment to the floor has cascading up-stream effects into the knees, hips,  spine and more Tissue Stress Threshold: the breaking point where you over-stress your feet to the point of pain and in Foot-to-Core Sequencing: why proprioception and neuromuscular awareness is key to healthy walking, sports, and movement patterns At-Home Exercise: "Short Foot" exercise to strengthen, heal and restore food health

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr Splichal is a Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist and Global Leader in Barefoot Science and Rehabilitation. Originally trained as a surgeon through Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY and Mt Vernon Hospital in Mt Vernon, NY Dr Splichal has a deep appreciation for the role of surgical intervention as it relates to orthopedic pathology and offers an un-biased second opinion on the appropriateness of surgical recommendations.

She is the author of, Everyday Is Your Runway: A Shoe-Lover's Guide to Healthy Feet & Legs, Barefoot Strong: Unlock the Secrets to Movement Longevity

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Curry Powder

Links & References from the Show:

Dr. Emily's Site VIDEO: Short Foot Tutorial Barefoot Strong Book

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311: Confidence: Build & Develop It

Jun 13, 2018 45:27

Description:

My six-year-old son will approach the person behind the counter at the grocery store and ask, “Do you have anything for kids?” At the doctor’s office, he’ll ask, “Do you have any candies?” He doesn’t break eye contact and his voice is steady, without a shred of insecurity, and it works. People give him things everywhere he goes. This is the power of confidence in action, and it’s remarkable to watch. I don’t take credit for it, he came out this way; but I have come to believe that confidence is a skill that can be learned. Since confidence is a meta-skill that makes pretty much all other skill acquisition easier, this is something we should all train regularly.

On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll meet a woman who wrote the book, Confidence Creator. Her story and her no-nonsense approach can serve anyone at any age

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Listen & Learn:

Fired from your career job? Try this... Sexually harassed at work? Stay strong Why doing hard things is the bedrock of confidence How confidence can be learned and developed just like any skill The importance of journaling for self-awareness and growth Simple steps you can do right now to build confidence in your life

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Heather Monahan started from very humble beginnings growing up in Massachusetts, and built a successful career in sales working in real estate and radio in multiple states. Her recent work is focused on coaching and training in the “Monahan Method” and self-confidence is the cornerstone of this approach. Her new book, Confidence Creator, is available on Amazon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Kombucha

Links & References from the Show:

Heather’s site Heather’s Book

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310: Mitochondria: Key to Health and Longevity

Jun 6, 2018 57:53

Description:

If you go to any convenient store, you'll see dozens of "energy" products including bars, drinks, and snacks. Most products are loaded with sugar or caffeine—or both. In the short term, they'll certainly give you energy, but in the long term, they send you spiraling down. High energy is at the cornerstone of health, but we often neglect the very root source of energy—our cellular energy created by the mitochondria. On this week's, Yoga Talk Show, you'll learn how cellular energy can be pivotal for full-body health and wellness.

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Listen & Learn:

Why these organelle produce ATP which is energy at the cellular level How your lifestyle can impact your mitochondria Why excessive eating creates reactive oxygen species (ROS) and depletes energy Why fat is 15x more efficient than sugar at creating cellular energy 4 supplements to boost mitochondria: L-Carnatine, CoQ10, D-ribose, magnesium Why low mitochondria can impact fertility

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Warren L. Cargal, L. Ac. specializes in age-related diseases tied to diabetes, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative issues, and cancer. He is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and is also founder and clinical director of Acupuncture Atlanta. He is the author of the book, Your Mitochondria: Key to Health and Longevity. He has practiced Chinese medicine for over 20 years. You can learn more about his site

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

GMO Soy

Links & References from the Show:

Warren's Book

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309: How to Develop an At-Home Practice

May 30, 2018 43:50

Description:

Back in 2002, when I couldn’t make it to a studio, I would play an old cassette tape and practice to that in my bedroom, hotel room, or even outdoors wherever I was. At-home practice has always been part of my yoga experience, but I’m the type of introvert that gets energy and inspiration from being alone. I’m naturally driven, and I’m harder on myself than any teacher has ever been; so when people asked me how to develop an at-home practice, I always struggled to answer until recently when I’ve compiled my thoughts and observations.  

Over the years, I’ve learned some very specific things from my students that make at-home practice success more probable, and I’ll share them all with you on this week’s Yoga Talk Show.

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Listen & Learn:

Why practicing in an old, ragged t-shirt might be hurting your motivation Why the advice to “just do what feels good” is a flawed approach How to setup a home practice room How to keep your practicing going on the road Audio/video classes: do they work? Why social support is key

ABOUT THE HOST

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher trainer, digital nomad, green food junkie, and serial entrepreneur.

With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. His most influential teachers (all of whom he studied with personally) include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka.

Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, United Kingdom, and The Philippines.

In search of nutritional products designed specifically for achy yoga students’ bodies, Rockwood worked with senior nutritional formulator, Paul Gaylon, and founded, YOGABODY Naturals, in the back of his yoga studio in 2007. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now an internationally-renowned nutrition, education, and publishing organization serving 81 countries.

In 2013, Lucas founded YOGABODY Fitness, a revolutionary new yoga studio business model that pays teachers a living wage and demystifies yoga by making the mind-body healing benefits of the practice accessible to everyone.

A foodie at heart, Lucas was a vegan chef, and owned and operated health food restaurants prior to diving deep into the yoga world. Lucas is also a highly-acclaimed writer, radio show host, TV personality, business consultant, weight loss expert, and health coach.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Quorn

Links & References from the Show:

Kurma Yoga Mats

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308: Eating for Brain Power

May 23, 2018 56:30

Description:

Most health and diet books focus on reducing your waistline but neglect the most "mission critical" part of your entire body: your brain. The 3 lbs, watery, fatty mass between your ears needs to be fed well and cared for, but most people don't give brain health the attention it deserves.

Meet Dr. Lisa Mosconi, neuroscientist and author, and learn how your brain health can be dramatically influenced by food and lifestyle.

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Listen & Learn:

Why your body can survive on many foods, but your brain is much more picky The importance of essential fatty acids for brain health Why the brain's saturated fat and cholesterol is created by the brain and stored in the brain from childhood—not affected by diet Why too much Omega-6 from seed oils is a problem for inflammation Why a 2:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is ideal (while most people get 20+:1) Why we need around 4 grams of omega-3's per day Why the brain needs glucose for neuron synthesis and balance Why alcohol enters the brain and dehydrates your brain

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Mosconi holds a PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine, and is a certified Integrative Nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner. She is the Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital,

She is an adjunct faculty member at NYU and the University of Florence. Dr. Mosconi has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in medical journals. Her new book, Brain Food: the Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power we'll talk about today.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Cinnamon

Links & References from the Show:

Dr. Mosconi's Website Brain Food Book

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307: Natural Birth Control

May 16, 2018 44:30

Description:

Following the advice of parents, counselors, and health care providers, millions of women take hormonal birth control starting in their teenager years to avoid unwanted pregnancies, regulate their periods, or to control acne.

But what if you gain weight, lose your libido, and get depressed? What then?

The FDA warns that hormonal birth control could increase the risk of cancer and heart disease too (among other things), but this "fine print" is rarely discussed but potentially life changing. So what do you do?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we'll explore good old fashioned cycle charting—but with a modern twist. Grab your cell phone and a cheap thermometer, and you can now gain very accurate insight into your menstrual cycles in about five minutes per day.

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Listen & Learn:

How Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) can be just as effective as any other form of birth control How to get started with a basel therometer, a phone, and 5 minutes a day Why even many IUDs now are still using hormones The risk vs. reward of messing with your body's hormones

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Magdalena Wszelaki is a Certified Holistic Health Coach whose own health journey started from a personal crisis. She is in remissions from Graves’ and Hashimoto’s and managed to reverse estrogen dominance and heavy metal toxicity. She is a Vipassana meditator and a Level II Reiki practitioner. She coaches people with thyroid and endocrine imbalances.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Activated Charcoal

Links & References from the Show:

Kindara App The Pill: Are You Sure it's For You?

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306: Stiff After Stretching, Yoga Problems & Vegan Pitfalls

May 9, 2018 48:17

Description:

You’ve got questions, and I’ve got answers…. join me for this week’s Yoga Talk Show special “Q&A Show” where I do my best to help listeners. On this week’s show, we cover: my recommending reading list, food allergy testing, 18+6 Meal Timing, vaccines, yoga problems and plant-based pitfalls.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher trainer, digital nomad, green food junkie, and serial entrepreneur.

With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. His most influential teachers (all of whom he studied with personally) include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka.

Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, United Kingdom, and The Philippines.

In search of nutritional products designed specifically for achy yoga students’ bodies, Rockwood worked with senior nutritional formulator, Paul Gaylon, and founded, YOGABODY Naturals, in the back of his yoga studio in 2007. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now an internationally-renowned nutrition, education, and publishing organization serving 81 countries.

In 2013, Lucas founded YOGABODY Fitness, a revolutionary new yoga studio business model that pays teachers a living wage and demystifies yoga by making the mind-body healing benefits of the practice accessible to everyone.

A foodie at heart, Lucas was a vegan chef, and owned and operated health food restaurants prior to diving deep into the yoga world. Lucas is also a highly-acclaimed writer, radio show host, TV personality, business consultant, weight loss expert, and health coach.

Links & References from the Show:

Vaccine Schedule

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305: Balance Your Hormones

May 2, 2018 48:58

Description:

When we think about toxins in our food and environment, most people assume the risk is "cancer," and that's true; but the more immediate risk is often hormonal imbalance. Common addictives in foods and skin care products can disrupt your natural endocrine balance and lead to everything from thyroid problems and infertility to weight gain and depression. This is a huge and growing problem, and the solution includes diet and lifestyle choices that aren't always obvious.

Health coach, Magdalena Wszelaki shares her personal story of overcoming both Graves and Hashimoto's Diseases as well as her professional advice for finding balance.

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Listen & Learn:

Why thyroid issues are often a symptom of autoimmune conditions What blood tests to check your thyroid (TSH, Free T3 & T4, TPO & Anti-Tg) Why estrogen dominance is a huge problem for both men and women Why estrogen dominance is a huge problem for both men and women How to eat a PFF (protein, fat & fiber) breakfast to start your day right

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Magdalena Wszelaki is a Certified Holistic Health Coach whose own health journey started from a personal crisis. She is in remissions from Graves’ and Hashimoto’s and managed to reverse estrogen dominance and heavy metal toxicity. She is a Vipassana meditator and a Level II Reiki practitioner. She coaches people with thyroid and endocrine imbalances.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

A1C Test

Links & References from the Show:

Magdalena’s Website Hormone Balance Cookbook

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304: Your Weakness is Your Superpower

Apr 25, 2018 43:55

Description:

Here is one of my favorite interview questions: "What did you get in trouble for most when you were 12 years old?" The answer often reveals more about who someone really is than an hour-long conversation. Why? Because the things we do that drive people crazy are often the things that define us; and with the right application, the things that enable us to shine our brightest.

What if your weaknesses were your greatest strength? What if your weirdness made you wonderful? Our guest on this week's Yoga Talk Show reveals how this works.

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Listen & Learn:

Why your weaknesses might be your superpower Why it's foolish to focus on your weaknesses, and why you should instead focus on your strengths Why "perfect" and "balanced" don't exist so we should not go looking for them Why almost any personality type can find a way to excel at something

ABOUT OUR GUEST

David Rendall is an author and sought-after speaker with clients that include: The US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 50 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm. David has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of four books: The Four Factors of Effective, Leadership, The Freak Factor, The Freak Factor for Kids, and Pink Goldfish.

Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a leadership professor, stand-up comedian, and nonprofit executive. David is also an athlete competing in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Lemon in the Morning

Links & References from the Show:

David Rendall's Site

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303: Push Beyond Your Limits

Apr 18, 2018 42:02

Description:

Colin was on the beach in Thailand and decided to try Fire Poi (fire dancing). A few minutes later, he got tangled up, caught on fire, and burned 25% of his body so badly he was bedridden for months. A former athlete, he was devastated to learn that he might never walk properly again.

Fast forward a couple years... Colin not only walks, but he runs, cycles, and swims. He quits his job and becomes a professional tri-athlete competing in 22 countries. As if this wasn't enough of an accomplishment in and of itself, he then climbed the highest peaks on all 7 continents and hit both the North and South Poles setting two world records.

O'Brady defines what it means to push beyond your limits, and his story and inspiring work will make you want to set an audacious goal for yourself.

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Listen & Learn:

How Colin burned 25% of his body in a random accident How the "butterfly effect" can potentially help you transform from "stuck" to "success" How Colin completed the "Explorer's Grand Slam" where he climbed the seven tallest peaks on all 7 continents and hit both the North and South Poles How he started a non-profit off the back of his twp world records

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Colin O'Brady was born in Olympia, Washington and grew up as an athlete playing soccor and swimming. Col placed first overall amateur at the 2009 Chicago Triathlon and later represented the United States in triathlon competitions in 22 countries and on six continents.

He is now a world record holder who climbed the 7 highest peaks on all 7 continents. He's the founder of, BEYOND 7/2, an organization that inspires the next generation to dream big and succeed through dedication to healthy life choices

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Autophagy

Links & References from the Show:

Colin's Website Colin's TEDx Talk

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302: Save the Planet One Person At-a-Time

Apr 12, 2018 51:00

Description:

The world’s bulging landfills mirror our bulging waistlines; and the toxic chemicals we pour down our drains end up in our water supplies, food systems, and eventually into our own bodies. Environmental issues that were previously reserved for special interest groups are now urgent global concerns.

As our planet grows to nine billion people, how will the oceans, the forests, and the people survive and thrive?

On this week’s, Yoga Talk Show, you’ll meet an activist who walks his talk in extreme ways. Rob Greenfield biked across the country (twice!), hitched from South American to California (three times!), lived off the grid in a mini house for year, and scrounged food from thousands of dumpsters. He takes his mission very seriously, and his message is clear and simple: your action matter.  

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Listen & Learn:

Why Americans create an average of 4.4lbs of trash per day How Rob hitch-hiked from South America to San Diego with no money Why there is no “one answer” for the environmental problems of the world Why diversity is the key to environmental and cultural balance

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and dude making a difference. He is dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world.

Rob is the creator of The Food Waste Fiasco, a campaign that strives to end food waste and hunger in the U.S. He has dove into more than two thousand dumpsters across the United States to demonstrate how nearly half of all food in the U.S. is wasted while 50 million (1 in 7) Americans are food insecure.

Rob has cycled across the U.S. twice on a bamboo bicycle bringing his message of sustainability and earth-friendly living to the United States. His first bike ride across the U.S. is also now a book, Dude Making a Difference.

In 2016 he landed in Rio, Brazil without a penny in his pocket on a mission to travel to Panama, 7,000 miles and 7 countries away, relying on the goodness of humanity. This adventure is a six episode series called Free Ride on Discovery Channel playing worldwide. His travels have taken him to 6 continents and 40 countries.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Lemon for Iron Absorption

Links & References from the Show:

Visit Rob’s Site

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301: THE FLEXIBILITY SHOW

Apr 4, 2018 45:09

Description:

Have you ever heard someone say, “Flexibility doesn’t matter!” or “Stretching makes you weak!” For some reason, the misinformation about flexibility training is rampant, and many students are confused what to do about their locked-up hips, tight hamstrings, and stiff spines. How do you safely and effectively increase your mobility?

Since 2007, flexibility training has been a huge part of the YOGABODY world, and we’re revisiting this perennial topic this year with new and updated research and practices. Join Yoga Talk Show host, Lucas Rockwood, for a 101-guide to flexibility training on this week’s episode.

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Listen & Learn:

Why “time under passive tension” matters for flexibility Safety myth vs reality of stretching Ideal schedule and timing for mobility gains Nutrition and recovery Realistic expectations and gains

ABOUT THE HOST

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher trainer, digital nomad, green food junkie, and serial entrepreneur.

With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. His most influential teachers (all of whom he studied with personally) include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka.

Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, United Kingdom, and The Philippines.

In search of nutritional products designed specifically for achy yoga students’ bodies, Rockwood worked with senior nutritional formulator, Paul Gaylon, and founded, YOGABODY Naturals, in the back of his yoga studio in 2007. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now an internationally-renowned nutrition, education, and publishing organization serving 81 countries.

In 2013, Lucas founded YOGABODY Fitness, a revolutionary new yoga studio business model that pays teachers a living wage and demystifies yoga by making the mind-body healing benefits of the practice accessible to everyone.

A foodie at heart, Lucas was a vegan chef, and owned and operated health food restaurants prior to diving deep into the yoga world. Lucas is also a highly-acclaimed writer, radio show host, TV personality, business consultant, weight loss expert, and health coach.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Acrylamide

Links & References from the Show:

Gravity Yoga

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300: Sleep Better, Perform Better, Live Better

Mar 28, 2018 52:23

Description:

Meet the man who top Athletes like, Cristiano Ronaldo, consult with to make sure they get optimal sleep: Nick Littlehales. Sleep quality makes a huge difference in optimal sports performance and overall health, but most people are simply trying to log more hours—and most of us fall short of our goals. Nick's approach is much more practical, realistic, and takes into account individuality of body type, chronotype, and environment.

I've had half a dozen sleep experts on the Yoga Talk Show, and for me, Nick's advice is the most actionable and practical.

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Listen & Learn:

Why synthetic bedding is probably the best choice Which sleep position is ideal How to count cycles in a week, no hours in a night Why most mattress companies are just smoke and mirrors with made-up terms and medical-sounding jargon that is useless How to create a real sleep den

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Nick Littlehales is an elite sport sleep coach to some of the biggest names in sports including British Cycling and Team Sky, international footballers, Rugby players, Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Nick has 30 years of experience in the world of sleep science and has spent the last sixteen years working with elite athletes.

Many of his clients are household names in the sports celebrity world, and they hire him to optimize their sleep because sleep matters for performance, health, and just about everything else. Nick is the chairman of the UK Sleep Council, and the author of the new book, Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps, and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind

You can learn more at his site: https://www.sportsleepcoach.com/

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Coffee While Fasting

Links & References from the Show:

Nick's Site Nick's Book

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299: Everything I Know About Weight Loss

Mar 21, 2018 50:18

Description:

The world is getting fat at an alarming rate. Two in three adults are overweight or obese, and excess weight is correlated with every degenerative illness across the board. While some overweight people are in perfect health, it's rare and often fleeting as the downward spiral is very predictable—and it happens fast.

Here's what you need to understand about the global weight problem. It's not about lack of willpower or discipline, that's an ignorant and uninformed excuse. It's not about lack of exercise, though sedentary lives certainly don't help and movement is always a good thing.

The real problem is imbalance: emotional, hormonal, and nutritional. We in a time when stress levels are through the roof, social support systems have crumbled, and most of the food available is various forms of lifeless carbohydrates.  

So what do you do? How do you find balance in an imbalanced world? I've had the good fortune of unfettered access to some of the leading minds in health and wellness over the past 10 years, and I'll share my best learning with you on this week's Yoga Talk Show.

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Listen & Learn:

Manage your stress or don't bother Fix your social circle or don't bother 8+16 meal timing Throttle your carbs Baseline your protein Eat healthy fat

ABOUT THE HOST

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher trainer, digital nomad, green food junkie, and serial entrepreneur.

With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. His most influential teachers (all of whom he studied with personally) include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka.

Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, United Kingdom, and The Philippines.

In search of nutritional products designed specifically for achy yoga students’ bodies, Rockwood worked with senior nutritional formulator, Paul Gaylon, and founded, YOGABODY Naturals, in the back of his yoga studio in 2007. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now an internationally-renowned nutrition, education, and publishing organization serving 81 countries.

In 2013, Lucas founded YOGABODY Fitness, a revolutionary new yoga studio business model that pays teachers a living wage and demystifies yoga by making the mind-body healing benefits of the practice accessible to everyone.

A foodie at heart, Lucas was a vegan chef, and owned and operated health food restaurants prior to diving deep into the yoga world. Lucas is also a highly-acclaimed writer, radio show host, TV personality, business consultant, weight loss expert, and health coach.

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298: Uncontrolled Sweating, Zevia & Muscle Cramps – Special Q&A Show!

Mar 14, 2018 01:00:56

Description:

LISTENER QUESTIONS! Is borage oil any good? What do you do with heart rate variability data? My kid is sweating like crazy, what do I do? How do I get started on a vegan diet? Are oats any good for breakfast? How do I beat chronic yeast overgrowth? My joints are popping, now what?

Your questions, my answers on this week's show!

Go a question yourself? Send us a voicemail...

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ABOUT THE HOST

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher trainer, digital nomad, green food junkie, and serial entrepreneur.

With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. His most influential teachers (all of whom he studied with personally) include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka.

Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, United Kingdom, and The Philippines.

In search of nutritional products designed specifically for achy yoga students’ bodies, Rockwood worked with senior nutritional formulator, Paul Gaylon, and founded, YOGABODY Naturals, in the back of his yoga studio in 2007. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now an internationally-renowned nutrition, education, and publishing organization serving 81 countries.

In 2013, Lucas founded YOGABODY Fitness, a revolutionary new yoga studio business model that pays teachers a living wage and demystifies yoga by making the mind-body healing benefits of the practice accessible to everyone.

A foodie at heart, Lucas was a vegan chef, and owned and operated health food restaurants prior to diving deep into the yoga world. Lucas is also a highly-acclaimed writer, radio show host, TV personality, business consultant, weight loss expert, and health coach.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Nutritional Density

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297: How to Get Stuff Done

Mar 8, 2018 56:39

Description:

Have you ever heard someone say, "I'm an idea person... I like to start new things, but I'm not the person who finishes them?" You know who does finish things? Winners. Starting is not hard, or interesting, or worth celebrating. Day 92 of your new exercise program, that's celebration time. Year 6 in your new career, that's party time.

On this week's show, we'll talk about getting stuff done, finding your dream job, and focusing on stacking successes (not failures).

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Listen & Learn:

Why you can achieve more by lowering (not raising) your goals Why "fun" is so important on the way to your goals Why it's not always helpful to let others know (publicly) your goals and ambitions How to start with baby steps as you move toward progressively bigger things

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jon Acuff is the author six books including his most recent: Finish: Give yourself the gift of done. For over 20 years he’s helped big companies tell their stories, including: Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. He’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. Featured regularly on national media, Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA among others.

You can learn more at his site: www.acuff.me

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Chaga

Links & References from the Show:

Jon's site Jon's books on Amazon

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296: How to Heal from Brain Drain

Mar 1, 2018 45:50

Description:

It's Friday night. You're home late from work and desperate to sleep, and yet you can't. You're tired but wired, overworked but over-stimulated. Cortisol has been pumping through your veins all week, and it's not so easy to turn it off.

So what do you do?

Most people turn to crap foods, alcohol, pills, and binge-watching television series. Why? Because they work. In the short term, they make you feel better; but long term, most of our autopilot stress management techniques turn into self-destructive vice.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, Dr. Mike Dow will share his experiences healing patients with brain fog, busted brains, and general overwhelm. There's no one-size-fits-all solution, but adding healthy stress management tools to your life is always a great idea.

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Listen & Learn:

How mega-dosing omega-3's helped Dr. Mike's brother recover from a stroke Autogenic therapy: a self-talk, self-hypnosis method for fixing brain drain How to use progressive muscle relaxation to relieve both physical and psychological stress Why our typical toolkit for managing mental and emotional stress is flawed

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Mike Dow is an author, psychotherapist, and the host of lots of different television shows. He makes regular appearances on Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew On Call, The Talk, Wendy Williams, Rachael Ray, Nightline, Good Morning America, The Doctors, The Talk, and Today.

He is the author of many books including The Brain Fog Fix, Healing the Broken Brain, and his most-recent book, Heal your Drained Brain.

His books are on Amazon and you can learn more at his site:

www.drmikedow.com

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Collagen

Links & References from the Show:

Dr. Mike's Site Type II Diabetes

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295: Magnesium: Top Mineral for Yoga Students

Feb 22, 2018 53:56

Description:

Many people think mineral deficiencies only occur in the developing world where food is scarce; but the reality is that most people are deficient in at least a few vitamins or minerals. Our soils are over-farmed leaving our foods nutrient poor, so even people eating the highest-quality of foods are susceptible to imbalances.

Enter: magnesium.

It's the 8th most abundant mineral on earth and affects everything from bowel regularity and cramps to sleep quality and digestion. It's found in nuts, seeds, greens, and even rice—and yet, most people only get about 1/2 their daily recommended allowance from food alone.

For yoga students, magnesium is one of the top minerals (right up there with sulfur) as it helps muscles relax and balances the nervous system—both essential for bendy bodies. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll learn why magnesium deficiency is so common, and more importantly, some very simple tests to fix it safely at home.

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Listen & Learn:

Why most people only get about 200mg of magnesium per day How magnesium dosage will self-regulate by sending you to the toilet if you have too much Why magnesium is essential for ATP (energy) production How to get tested for magnesium deficiency Recommended dosage: up to 600 mg/day of magnesium citrate (orally) or 2 cups of Epsom salts in a bath

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor and naturopath. She has authored and co-authored over 35 books including The Magnesium Miracle, IBS for Dummies, Hormone Balance, Death by Modern Medicine, and 110 Kindle books.

She graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1978, holds a medical license in California and is a graduate of The Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine – now the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. She served on the board of Governors of the CCNM for six years.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Polyphenols

Links & References from the Show:

Carolyn's Site Carolyn's Books

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294: The End of Alzheimer’s

Feb 15, 2018 49:43

Description:

Do you have a friend or family member losing their short-term memory, losing their mental "edge", and just generally slowing down in terms of brain function? If so, this week's Yoga Talk Show delivers insight into neurodegenerative problems and what you can do about them.

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's are among the top 3 causes of death worldwide. Toxins, inflammation, and high sugar diets are among the many causes; but fortunately, we have better tools than ever for prevention and reversal of problems. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet Alzheimer's thought-leader, Dr. Dale Bredesen.

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Listen & Learn:

How cheap genetic testing shows you if you have a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's Disease Why neurodegenerative illnesses are now in the top 3 leading causes of death internationally How meal timing and ketosis can prevent and help reverse problems Why inflammation is a disaster for brain health Why 21st century medicine must focus on data, quantified self, testing and tracking

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Bredesen is an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and is best-known recently for his work with Alzheimer’s disease specicically. He's the author of a new book, The End of Alzheimer's. He graduated from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC and has held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding President and CEO.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Complete Protein

Links & References from the Show:

Dr. Bredesen's Site Dr Bredesen's book

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293: Unlock Your Happy Brain Chemicals

Feb 8, 2018 45:08

Description:

"I just want to be happy..." is something you've probably said one thousand times. You want to be happy at work, at home, with your partner and friends—but what does that mean?

You've no-doubt felt "happy" while walking on the beach on a warm summer night at sunset, but if you're like me, you've also felt "happy" in a sweaty, controlled mess on your yoga mat—so what's going on?  

Happiness is something we're all seeking and yet almost no one can define. No wonder we struggle to achieve it. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll learn about the four chemicals responsible for happiness, and more importantly, how to cultivate them.

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Listen & Learn:

Why social status & pride are important for serotonin Why the stress hormone cortisol can kill your chances of happiness How early life patterns can influence (but not predict) your habits today Why people get addicted to "runner's high" How to choose healthy ways to trigger happy brain chemicals

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD, is the founder of the Inner Mammal Institute. She's Professor Ammer-ita at California State University, East Bay, and author of I-Mammal, Habits of a Happy Brain, and The Science of Positivity.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Healthy Oils

Links & References from the Show:

Inner Mammal Institute Loretta's Books on Amazon

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292: My Untold Story: Yoga, Drugs & Alcohol

Feb 1, 2018 46:51

Description:

It was Christmas 2001. I was 23 years old, and I woke up in the back of ambulance after convulsing in a grand mal seizure in front of my parents. I'd managed to wobble through the previous 3 years in steady haze of drug and alcohol abuse, chronic sleep deprivation, and borderline mania, but that holiday season, I bottomed out.

There was no more hiding the truth from myself. I was in trouble.

I wish I could say that I've always loved yoga, health and wellness—but that's not my story. I took my first swig of gin straight from the bottle at age 13, and I loved it right away. No learning curve. I was never drawn to lotus position or meditation halls in those days. Early in my life, I was obsessed with escaping the overwhelming anxiety and restlessness of my own brain.

My yoga story is one of running away from pain, of channeling negative obsessions into positive ones, and finding a toolkit that made me feel well, every time. I turn 40 this year, and as strange as it sounds, I'd never shared my story in its entirety with anyone because it continues to be a deep source of shame for me. With few exceptions, shame is a pretty useless feeling, so I'd like to share my story with you on this week's Yoga Talk Show. My hope is that if you're at a crossroads or a crisis point now, you can perhaps connect with my "rock bottom" story and begin to find your North Star as I did.

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher trainer, digital nomad, green food junkie, and serial entrepreneur. With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. His most influential teachers (all of whom he studied with personally) include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka.

Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, United Kingdom, and The Philippines.

In search of nutritional products designed specifically for achy yoga students’ bodies, Rockwood worked with senior nutritional formulator, Paul Gaylon, and founded, YOGABODY Naturals, in the back of his yoga studio in 2007. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now an internationally-renowned nutrition, education, and publishing organization serving 81 countries.

In 2013, Lucas founded YOGABODY Fitness, a revolutionary new yoga studio business model that pays teachers a living wage and demystifies yoga by making the mind-body healing benefits of the practice accessible to everyone.

A foodie at heart, Lucas was a vegan chef, and owned and operated health food restaurants prior to diving deep into the yoga world. Lucas is also a highly-acclaimed writer, radio show host, TV personality, business consultant, weight loss expert, and health coach.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Boost Immune System

Links & References from the Show:

J. Brown's Podcast on iTunes J. Brown's Site Train with Lucas YOGABODY Supplements & Products

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291: Push to Your Limit & Beyond

Jan 25, 2018 39:10

Description:

During the World Financial Crisis of 2008, James Lawrence's mortgage business went belly-up, and he started running, cycling and swimming. He channelled his pain and struggle into training, and became a professional athlete in middle age. His preferred race? The Ironman: a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles cycling, and 26.2 miles running—all in one day. As gruelling as that sounds, James decided to do 50 Ironman races, 50 days in a row, in all 50 U.S. states. They call him the "Iron Cowboy," and he lives up to his name.

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Listen & Learn:

Why there's no such thing as a dream that's "too big" as long as you have enough time to make it happen Why fatigue is an injury How it's now more-possible than ever to become a professional athlete The importance of having a good coach

ABOUT OUR GUEST

James is originally from Calgary, Alberta Canada. He grew up a wrestler and later got into endurance racing to escape the stress of Corporate America. After losing everything in 2008, James turned to his new found passion for triathlon racing and went on to break two world records within three years. In 2015 James completed 50 Ironman distance triathlons, in 50 days, in each of the 50 United States -- The 50-50-50. His first book, Redefine Impossible is available on Amazon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Bell Peppers

Links & References from the Show:

James "Iron Cowboy's" Website Redefine Impossible Book

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290: Lab-Grown "Clean Meat" & the Future of Food

Jan 18, 2018 43:05

Description:

At age 23, I was overweight, drinking too much and smoking constantly. I was stuck in life and wanted a new one, so I finally got up the courage to attend a 10-day meditation retreat just before my 24th birthday. I'd booked and canceled the same retreat once before, and it was a big deal for me to get on the bus from New York City out to rural New Jersey to do nothing...

... But it turns out, it led to a big turning point in my life. Many changes I experienced were subtle and played out over months or even years, but one change happened instantly. I stopped eating animal foods.

During the retreat, they didn't serve any meat, so I just kept up with it afterwards, and I felt great. I started reading books and going to lectures. Back then, most of the smart people in nutrition all believed that a low fat, no-meat diet was the best way to go for health. So I was sold.

Fast forward 15 years later, I'm still eating this way, but I'm no longer naive enough to think that just cutting burgers from your diet is going to fix your health (in fact, sometimes the opposite is true). But I am absolutely certain that the way we eat today is not the way my grandkids will eat. Our foods system is beyond broken, it's a total disaster.

Enter: lab-grown meats. Just like it sounds, this is fish, chicken, and burgers grown from cloned and cultivated cells. It might sound gross, but it also might save the planet. My guest on this week's show just wrote a book about this next revolution in food, CLEAN MEAT.

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Listen & Learn:

How clean meat is safer than factor foods How clean meat, like clean energy, is way better for the environment Why many foods we eat today are weird if you stop to think about it—so why not this? Why the future of food is probably a lot less convenient than chickens, pigs, cows, corn, rice, wheat and soy

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Paul Shapiro served for 13 years as a spokesperson and vice president for the Humane Society of the United States. He is the founder of Compassion Over Killing, a TEDx speaker, and an inductee into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame. His first book, Clean Meat, is available on Amazon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Maca

Links & References from the Show:

Paul's website Clean Meat Book Website

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289: Why "Touch" Matters in Everything

Jan 11, 2018 40:42

Description:

You probably know that infants that don't receive enough cuddles, hugs, and physical affection suffer from all kinds of developmental problems—the first two years are the most critical, and this is why the first thing a doctor does with a newborn is place it on the chest of the mother or father. But what about middle-aged people? And what about at the end of life? It turns out touch is still crucial to health and wellness, and yet in our modern, physically disconnected society, many people are deprived. On this week's show, you'll meet a neuroscientist who specializes in the importance of touch and how you can use this knowledge to improve your life.

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Listen & Learn:

How there is no such thing as a touch or sensation without emotion—they are always inseparable Why high fives, back slapping, and social touch improves sports teamwork and performance Why we tend to prioritize external touch sensations when internal touch is just as important How touch deprivation is "highest risk" in infants and elders

ABOUT OUR GUEST

David J. Linden, Ph.D., is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His laboratory works on the cellular substrates of memory storage and recovery of function after brain injury. He served as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology. He is the author of The Accidental Mind (2007) and The Compass of Pleasure (2011), and his most recent book, Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Zinc

Links & References from the Show:

David Linden's Site David's Books on Amazon

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288: Why We're Depressed & What to Do About It?

Jan 4, 2018 51:19

Description:

I've spent most my career researching, studying and teaching physical health and wellness only to realize that mental health is the big elephant in the room. In many cases, diet and exercise help, of course; but depression, anxiety and trauma wounds can dig so deep that a more comprehensive, mind-body approach to healing is needed.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet a pioneer in Mind-Body Medicine who has worked with everyone from war-torn refugees to leaders of state. His insights into the mental health pandemic will help you and those you love better manage emotional challenges.

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Listen & Learn:

15% of the adult population has clinical depression Why some depression is reactionary and totally expected while chronic or clinical depression persists past reasonable triggers How something as simple as a nutritional deficiency in vitamin D or omega-3's can trigger depression When does empathetic behavior become enabling behavior for depressive tendencies? 3 types of meditation: concentration, mindfulness, and expressive

ABOUT OUR GUEST

James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard educated psychiatrist, is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School.

Dr. Gordon served as the first Chairman of the Program Advisory Council to NIH’s Office of Alternative Medicine and as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush. He is the author of, Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Truvia

Links & References from the Show:

Center for Mind-Body Medicine Unstuck Book

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287: Wellness Insider "Best Of"

Dec 27, 2017 43:41

Description:

After interviewing hundreds of health experts, you learn dozens of industry insights that would otherwise be impossible to gather. Our guest on this week's Yoga Talk Show is a veteran podcaster and wellness journalist, and I invited him on so we can learn the "best of" from his experiences over the years.

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Listen & Learn:

Why real-time blood glucose monitoring is here now and should become accessible to everyone very soon Why fat, protein, fiber and water are essential for health Why digestive enzymes can be a life saver when bumping up your fiber intake Why we all only get about 150 decisions per day—so we shouldn't waste them on stupid things ore we'll run out of willpower Why you should treat your phone like  "key person" in your life

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Josh Trent is the founder of Wellness Force, Wellness Force Radio and the Fitness + Technology podcast. His work has been featured in major health and wellness publications such as WellnessFX, NASM, and FitTech CES.

As the host of Wellness Force Radio, Josh interviews world-class experts in the fields of physical and emotional intelligence, mindset, behaviour change, supplementation, nutrition, health, wellness, fitness, and technology that empower the WFR audience with actionable steps for the wellness journey.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Agave

Links & References from the Show:

Josh Trent's Site

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286: How to Love Your Body

Dec 21, 2017 49:54

Description:

One of the best ways to love your body is to stop poisoning it with excess sugar, starch and carbohydrates. This sounds obvious, but it's actually a huge challenge. Excess sugar is everywhere and without careful study, most everyone walks around with chronically elevated blood sugar levels. In the short term, this affects your mood and waistline; in the long term, it reduces your healthspan and lifespan very dramatically.

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Listen & Learn:

Carbs vs net carbs – what's the difference? Why there is no need to be scared of white sugar How whole grains can actually be a problem Why to focus on the fabulous four: fiber, fat, protein and greens

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Kelly LeVeque is a holistic nutritionist based in Los Angeles, California. Kelly loves to cook. She believes in real food, real ingredients and a clean diet. The Be Well kitchen is constantly buzzing. Kelly loves creating tasty, clean, nutrient-dense recipes and dishes. She loves sharing them even more.

Kelly completed her Postgraduate Clinical Nutrition education through UCLA and UC Berkeley. She is a regular contributor for numerous health, wellness and lifestyle publications. She is also a certified health coach, yoga instructor and personal trainer.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Agave

Links & References from the Show:

Kelly's Site

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285: Laughing for Healing

Dec 14, 2017 46:09

Description:

Why do so many yoga and meditation teachers talk in the third person, add in huge pauses between words, and hold awkward eye contact while teaching? Where did this caricature of a "spiritual person" come from, and is there really any point? As a career yoga teacher, I've fallen into just about every trap there is, including adopting "yoga speak," appropriating Eastern cultures (disrespectfully), and role playing a yogi. Unfortunately, this behaviour pushes more people away than it attracts, and I've done my best in recent years just to be myself.

Our guest on this week's Yoga Talk Show has built a huge online following basically making fun of people like me—and his jokes are so true, you can't ignore him. Beyond comedy, JP Sears is really a satirist, and his knowledge and true messages are worth listening too. He's a smart guy.

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Listen & Learn:

How comedy can be a great teaching tool Why self-awareness is so important on any path of personal or spiritual growth Why there is so much role playing in yoga communities Why it's important to laugh at yourself (sometimes)

ABOUT OUR GUEST

JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, author and Youtube creator. He is a Holistic Coach Advanced Practitioner through the Holistic Coaching Institute and was a faculty member for the C.H.E.K. Institute from 2006-2013. Youtube channel has: 500K subscribers and 50 million views

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Cheap Salt vs Expensive Stuff

Links & References from the Show:

JP's Site JP's Youtube Channel JP's New Book

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284: Finding Strength in Pain

Dec 6, 2017 44:03

Description:

Can you imagine if your mother died of a sudden brain aneurysm, your young husband died of a heart attack, and then your father-in-law passed away from cancer all in the span of 9 years? This is Amy Morin's story, and she has since turned her immense grief and suffering into strength and balance. Death, pain, battling with emotions are the focus on this week's Yoga Talk Show.

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Listen & Learn:

How to train your brain to think realistically about your situation Why we need to learn to control our emotions The importance of positive action during crisis, regardless of how you feel Why death and dying are so taboo and yet ever-present

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and the author of, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. Her advice has been featured by numerous media outlets including Time, Fast Company, Success, Business Insider, Oprah.com, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and Today. She also appeared in a Red Bull TV show called Visions of Greatness.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Sodium

Links & References from the Show:

Amy's Main Site

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283: Better than Before

Nov 30, 2017 39:56

Description:

At one of my first personal growth and development retreats, I wrote down my goals to build a huge health and wellness center with yoga, a restaurant, diet programs, and more. Financially, I wanted it to be so successful that I spent the latter half of my life giving away wealth (think a yoga version of Bill Gates). This HUGE goal got me really excited when I was 25, but it was just too big and too abstract to pull out any specific actions I could implement right then.

It's great to think big, but what do you right now to get started? What is your 1 week, 1 month, and 1 year plan?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we learn about incremental (but very significant) growth using the "Better than Before" mindset where we simply put one foot in front of the other and embrace the process without an over-obsession on the destination. This has been hugely important for me and my goals, many of which I have achieved surprisingly quickly (my Bill Gates status is still a work in progress). I think you'll find it helpful.

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Listen & Learn:

Rewards versus treats Inner vs. outer expectations: how to differentiate and utilize How to utilize the strategy of treats to increase "self mastery" Strategies to quit sugar (internal vs. external) Rethinking procrastination

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Gretchen started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She is also an accomplished speaker and podcaster herself. Her show is called: Happier with Gretchen Rubin.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Cinnamon

Links & References from the Show:

Gretchen's Main Site Gretchen's Books on Amazon Why We Get Fat (book)

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282: Become More Productive

Nov 23, 2017 47:37

Description:

I'm often praised for my productivity. I have two kids, three businesses, 28 staff, and a hectic travel schedule. So how do I manage to get it all done? To be honest, I'm not sure I do. Work-life balance is not something I pretend to know anything about because in order to keep the wheels on the bus, I have to selectively neglect major chunks of life.

Everything comes at a cost, including a super-productive life.

I share with you my experience because most-everyone I know wants to become more productive. We want to get more done in less time, reach our goals quickly, and become creative output machines. But why? And what are you really building? And do you understand yourself enough to make that happen?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we're going to explore productivity: how it works, how to cultivate it, and why it should (or should not) be a priority. There is no one-size fits all solution, but there are small, foundational actions you can take to get more done and hopefully not exploded your life in the process.  

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Listen & Learn:

How to increase energy by focusing on the fundamentals of health: sleep, nutrition and exercise How Chris' wacky lifestyle experiments gave him insight into human behavior and productivity Why time deadlines and external pressure can be great motivators for highly productive days How to ensure you're doing your work rather than doing unpaid work for social media websites like Facebook and Instagram The importance of having a reason "why" in order to be productive

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Chris Bailey turned down two job offers after graduating from university and spent a full year exploring the study of productivity. His research included living in total isolation for 10 days, only using his cell phone for an hour a day, waking up at 5:30am every morning, and working 90-hour weeks. His work has received national and international media attention from outlets like The New York Times, Lifehacker, Fast Company, Fortune, and New York Magazine among others. His book: The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy is available on Amazon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Conventional vs Organic Apples

Links & References from the Show:

Chris' Productivity Site Chris' Books on Amazon

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281: Meditation for Skeptics

Nov 16, 2017 48:30

Description:

"I can't meditate," is one of the most common phrases I hear in the yoga studio. Students somehow feel that since they cannot sit still or calm their mind, they are unable to practice meditation—but the opposite is true. The very fact that you cannot sit still or clear your mind, is exactly why you need to practice.

But how do you learn? And where do you get started?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet a meditator and innovator who has created the world's first, drop-in yoga center in Los Angeles. Through her book, her studio and her mobile phone app, she is reaching hundreds of thousands with a very simple message: unplug your mind, recharge your soul.

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Listen & Learn:

How meditation can be as simple as 3 minutes daily The 3 things that happen in just about any meditation How meditation slows mental and physical aging How to find the right practice for you

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Suze Yalof Schwartz is the CEO and Founder of Unplug Meditation (a bricks and mortar meditation center), the author of Unplug: A Simple Guide To Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers, and the creator of the Unplug Meditation App.

In 2012 Suze learned a three minute meditation that completely changed her life and career. Today, Suze's mission is to make meditation simple, powerful and interesting enough so that everyone will want to practice it and experience the benefits for themselves.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Green Papaya

Links & References from the Show:

Unplug Meditation Center Unplug App Unplug Book

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280: Mobility Training

Nov 9, 2017 57:34

Description:

There are two types of people who say that flexibility doesn't matter. The first group is stiff as a board and want an excuse for their lack of mobility. The second group consists of people who have always been flexible, the dancers and gymnasts who flop into the splits like it's nothing.

For the rest of us, flexibility absolutely matters. It impacts our posture, our walking and running gates, and even our potential for injury.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet a yoga teacher working with professional athletes to improve their mobility—and the stakes couldn't be higher. These are people whose body is their business. They need to train hard, recover fast, and injury prevention is a top priority.

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Listen & Learn:

How mobility training gets integrated into professional sports training How yoga teachers can add value to athletes, adapting their teaching and language to meet students where they're at Why flexibility training should be done after (not before) strength or conditioning How flexibility training can temporarily reduce power and joint stability, but why that doesn't mean you should avoid it

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dana Santas, also known as the "Mobility Maker," is a mind-body coach for professional sports teams. She is the yoga expert for CNN Health, and an international speaker helping people breathe, move and feel better.

Dana is currently the yoga, mobility & breathing coach for the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Lightning & World Wrestling Entertainment.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Best Meat to Choose

Links & References from the Show:

Dana Santa's Mobility Maker Site

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279: The Problem with Nice Guys

Oct 27, 2017 41:21

Description:

Nice Guy Syndrome is when men try so hard to be liked and helpful that they end up miserable and alone. The people-pleasing, caretaker role is something that initially sounds great but often leads to huge meltdowns in personal and professional relationships. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we depart from our usual discussions about nutrition, anatomy and alignment to explore interpersonal relationships, particularly men's complex and often confused role.  

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Listen & Learn:

Why avoiding conflict creates more problems than it solves Why dysfunctional relationships are the norm Why cooperative reciprocal relationships should be the goal Caring vs. caretaking – what's the difference?

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Glover is a marriage and family therapist and is an internationally-recognized authority on the Nice Guy Syndrome. Through his book, online classes, workshops, podcasts, blogs, consultation, and therapy groups, Dr. Glover has helped change the lives of countless men and women around the world.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

White Sugar

Links & References from the Show:

Dr Glover's Site & Book

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278: Changing Habits

Oct 25, 2017 43:37

Description:

Your habits around food, exercise and lifestyle largely dictate your health. What do you eat for breakfast? What is a "fun night out" for you and your friends? How often do you get outdoors, run, cycle or play? In our youth, our healthy habits tend to come naturally, but as we age, unhealthy habits creep in—and they are so hard to break. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we'll unpack habit change and how to cultivate it in your life.  

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Listen & Learn:

Why persistence is the key to change How to leverage crisis and pain for changes   Why we should look for questions more than answers How modern agriculture and food processing makes it difficult to stay healthy How you can begin make changes that will compound over time

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Cyndi O’Meara is a nutritionist, best-selling author, health and wellness expert, and the founder of Changing Habits.

She is the author of dozens of publications including her book: Changing Habits Changing Lives that became an instant best seller. You may have seen Cyndi the recent documentary, What's With Wheat or seen her interviewed or profiled in dozens of publications and websites.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Green Pasta Any Good?

Links & References from the Show:

Cyndi's Changing Habits Website

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277: Detox Your Body & Life

Oct 18, 2017 47:49

Description:

Did you know that newborn babies are born with 200+ chemical toxins in their bodies? Or that polar bears often have off-the-charts levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) despite living in remote areas? We live in a pollute word: our water, air, and food supplies filled with toxins and end in our body and can lead to scores of health problems. Cancer is obviously the biggest risk, but hormonal imbalances are the more immediate threat—and they contribute to everything from PMS and polycystic ovarian syndrome to infertility and erectile dysfunction. 

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Listen & Learn:

Why anything that stands in the way of optimal health should be considered a "toxin" Top 7 Toxins: food quality, emotional baggage, toxic thoughts, movement, dishonesty, poor sleep, loneliness   How there are 80,000 chemicals on earth, 700 in most adult bodies, and 200+ in most infants Why POPs (persistent organic pollutants) are a lingering "forever" problem

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Minich has a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Human Nutrition and Metabolism) and a M.S. in Human Nutrition and Metabolism. She has also studied Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is the author of 5 books.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Asia Food Choices?

Links & References from the Show:

Food And Spirit Website Stephen Genuis BUS Study (blood, urine, sweat)

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276: Find Your Cozy Place

Oct 12, 2017 38:46

Description:

Danish people regularly score as the happiest people in the world, but it's a small, flat, wet country; taxes are ridiculously high, and the weather is generally bad. So what's going on?

What do the Danes know that we don't? Among their secrets is a concept called Hygge, the experience of pleasant togetherness that is an ever-present part of Danish culture from food and family, to home and meal times. It's that cozy, contented, supportive feeling you get at a holiday dinner—only the Danes do their best to create this feeling daily. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll learn how to add some Hygge to your life.   

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Listen & Learn:

Hygge: the experience of pleasant togetherness Why the Danes are the most content people in the world   How to make your daily life special and significant Why we should optimize on quality of life not the bling of life Why the digital age creates this burning desire for human connection

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Louisa Thomsen Brits was born in Uganda to a Danish mother and English father. Louisa is a mother of four, an amateur naturalist and wild swimmer. She has been a radio restaurant and arts critic and a tribal belly dance teacher. She writes about the art of living, the nature of things, our common life and the rhythms and rituals that unite and define us all. Her recent book is called, The Book of Hygge, The Danish Art of Living well and is available on Amazon and major booksellers.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Mushrooms

Links & References from the Show:

The Book of Hygge Ted Talk on Danish Culture & Hygge

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275: The People's Pharmacy

Oct 5, 2017 38:15

Description:

Did you know that chili pepper and mustard can help with muscle cramps? Did you know that your acid blocking digestive aids could actually make your problem worse over time? We all have unprecedented access to information, supplements, and even prescription medications—but how do you know where to start? On this week's, Yoga Talk Show, we'll uncover home remedies, common misunderstandings, and plant seeds for a healthier you.    

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Listen & Learn:

How cannabis can be a helpful for nerve pain specifically Why proton-pump inhibitors might be one of the most-dangerous, widely used drugs   Why rebound hyper-acidity can result after taking PPI's How NSAIDs are abused and can destroy gut health and heart health problems Why transient receptor potential channels (TRP channels) can be stimulated with mustard, hot pepper, or vinegar to reduce muscle cramping

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Joe and Terry Graedon of "The People's Pharmacy" have been teaching, writing, and broadcasting information to help people make informed decisions about their health for more than 40 years. Joe holds a Masters in Pharmacology and Terry earned a PhD in Anthropology.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Ketchup & Mustard

Links & References from the Show:

People's Pharmacy Info about NSAID dangers Info about TRP channels

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274: The Power of Self-Awareness

Sep 28, 2017 40:53

Description:

Do you know yourself? Really? Do you know what makes you tick and what drives you... what lights you up and what dims your fired? Self-awareness doesn't come naturally, like all forms of intelligence, it's cultivate and learned over time—but very few people take the time to invest in this skill. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll learn how both internal and external self-awareness can be meta-skills in modern life.

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Listen & Learn:

Internal vs. external self awareness Why self-acceptance can be better than self-esteem   Why the tendency is to avoid giving feedback when we really need it Why you must be picky about whom you receive feedback from The Dinner of Truth: find a "loving critic" and ask them what the most appreciate and what most drives you crazy Calm acceptance: how people  

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. Tasha has contributed to The Guardian, TED.com, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and CNBC.com.


Her work has been featured in Business Insider, Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and New York Magazine, as well as several peer-reviewed journals. She was named a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association, and one of Denver Business Journal's "40 Under 40.” Tasha is the author of two best-selling books, Bankable Leadership, and INSIGHT.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Creatine

Links & References from the Show:

Meyers Briggs Online Quiz (free one) Insight Quiz Tasha's Main Site

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273: Discover Wild Food & Weeds

Sep 20, 2017 41:55

Description:

It's easy to get excited about the newly-imported Brazilian berry with crazy-high antioxidant levels; but what about the weeds and wild foods growing your backyard? When it comes to micronutrients, the simple rule "fresh is best" usually wins, and no matter where you live, there is a ridiculous amount of wild food available that is so nutritionally-superior to anything in the grocery store, some of it is even considered medicine. On this week's show, we'll talk about how to get started with wild foods and weeds.   

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Listen & Learn:

Why you should start with dandelion leaves The difference between a decoction vs. infusion   Why Japanese knotweed is better than red wine for resveratrol Purslane: much better source for Omega-3's than flax or chia Lambsquarter: super potent superfood Why Russian autumn olives are an amazing wild berry Why comfrey can be amazing for healing injuries (topically and even orally) Nettles: how to use for tea and nutrition

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Brett Mayette is a passionate cook, organic grower, forager, and herbalist for over 20 years. He is the founder of, Conscious Cuisine, designed to help you discover and incorporate the wonders of wild plants into your life – without being a professional chef or even a nutrition expert.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Collagen

Links & References from the Show:

Wild Wisdom of Weeds Book Brett's Site, Conscious Cuisine

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272: Unlocking the Secrets of Fascia

Sep 13, 2017 54:35

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Did you know that your muscles would be a bloody pile of melted, soft-serve ice cream if not for fascia? This web of connective tissues literally hold your body together—and most of us aren't really even sure how to pronounce the word! On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet the king of fascia research and teaching, Tom Meyers.

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Listen & Learn:

How this plastic-wrap-like tissue holds your entire body together How low circulation tissues like fascia, cartilage, tendons and ligaments can heal through seepage and synovial fluids   Why stressing tendons and ligaments can make them stronger Why a skilled body worker is more important than the type of bodywork you receive The 3 main types of bodywork: relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, and integrative massage Potential healing aims of bodywork: increase inflammation response, reduce electrical (nerve) activity to an area, or improve circulation

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Tom Myers is the author of Anatomy Trains, the co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance, and numerous articles for trade magazines and journals that have been collected in the books Body3, The Anatomist's Corner, and Structural Integration: Collected Articles. He has also produced over 15 DVDs and numerous webinars on visual assessment, Fascial Release Technique, and the applications of fascial research.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Decaf Coffee

Links & References from the Show:

Anatomy Trains BOOK: Anatomy Trains

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The Bamboo Handstand Blocks by YOGABODY were designed for our professional yoga studios in Barcelona, so they are beautiful, durable, easy-to-clean, safe, and natural. Yoga students have used standard yoga blocks for years, but these blocks are completely different: they are smaller, stronger, non-slip, easy-to-clean, and designed specifically to build grip strength for inversions.

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271: What Darwin Got Wrong

Sep 7, 2017 01:02:08

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How did our planet form? How did life begin? Most of us have no idea how to explain this foundational, existential question.

Evolutionists say that all life has stemmed from a series of random mutations that began with the big bang 13.8 billion years ago; creationists say that a higher power created the universe and all life as we know it. When examined with even the slightest bit of scrutiny, both arguments fall ridiculously short of plausibility.

In a departure from our typical health and wellness topics, my guest and I attempt to shed new light on the age old question: “How did we get here?” I think you’ll find this interesting, thought-provoking, and perhaps a little frustrating.

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Listen & Learn:

Why science is often wrong   Why the scientific process is actually a process of “getting it wrong” before anything is right How there are undeniable signs of evolution in both the plant and animal kingdoms   How there are undeniable signs of intelligent design in our very DNA Why science cannot answer the big social questions of today including things like right and wrong, moral decisions, and hierarchy of life—so how do we answer them?

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Perry Marshall is a world-renowned business consultant probably best known for his pioneering work in pay per click marketing, the 80/20 principle in practice, and his approach to scientific advertising. His most recent work is an exhaustive study of evolution vs. intelligent design.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Turmeric vs. Curcumin

Links & References from the Show:

Perry’s Book Site

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270: Change Your Life w/The 5 Second Rule

Aug 31, 2017 55:46

Description:

What if what’s keeping you from achieving your goals and building the life you truly desire came down to your constant, nagging habit of procrastination? What if you had a simple tool to reverse your impulse to stall with an impulse for action? What if you’re over-thinking and under-doing just about everything? On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll learn the “5 second rule,” and it’s so elegant, and so simple, it could truly transform your life in the coming months.

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Listen & Learn:

Why 1/3 of us are totally unsatisfied   Why we must experience constant and never-ending growth to be satisfied as human beings Why thinking is not the answer to progress (doing is)   How counting down from 5 forces mindfulness and reverses procrastination

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mel Robbins is a motivational speaker, author, and thought leader in personal growth and development. Her TEDx Talk on “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over” has over 10 million views across 37 countries.

She is the author of two best-selling books, The 5 Second Rule, and, “Stop Saying You’re Fine”. Her books have been translated into 4 languages. If you haven’t seen her TED talk, you’ve probably seen her on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Oprah, The Today Show or Fox News. She was named America’s Outstanding News Talk Show Host at the 2014 Gracie Awards.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Sleepy Teas

Links & References from the Show:

Mel’s site Mel’s TEDx Talk

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269: The Body-Eye Connection

Aug 23, 2017 40:35

Description:

Did you know that your “vision” and your “eyesight” are not the same thing? Did you know that your eye health can impact your mental and emotional health as well? Most of us are familiar with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), but poor light or lack of full spectrum light affects just about everyone—even in the sunniest destinations in the world. On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, we’ll explore the Body-Eye connection with Dr. Berne.

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Listen & Learn:

How eyesight is static, but vision is dynamic and affected by dozens of factors How emotional trauma can be stored in the eyes The difference between sensation (visceral feelings) & emotion (the story associated with past)   Why “light is food” and creates electrical impulses affecting your brain and body constantly Why it’s essential to get at least 30 minutes of full spectrum light daily How to hack your home environment for better light therapy results

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Berne is a doctor of optometry and offers a unique form of physical therapy for the eyes. This holistic method helps children with a variety of developmental delays from autism to Attention Deficit Disorder. Dr. Berne uses primitive reflex therapy, movement therapy, vision therapy, light/color therapy, craniosacral therapy and nutritional counseling to aid patients with neurological problems. Dr. Berne teaches workshops and retreats around the world and is on the faculty at The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, where he leads retreats on healing the eyes and vision.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Water During Food

Links & References from the Show:

Dr. Sam Berne’s Site

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268: Can Mindfulness Make You Younger?

Aug 17, 2017 51:05

Description:

Your body responds to the stress of a busy morning with the same biochemical responses it would have if a tiger pounced on you in the jungle. Intellectually, these two events are completely different, but your body can't tell them apart. Genetically, we evolved to "survive," and our modern world feels very dangerous even though we actually live safe lives of luxury (relatively speaking).


Mindfulness is the conscious practice of focusing your awareness on the here and now (in all its comfort, pain, and wonder), and while the term is thrown around flippantly, the research behind it is fascinating. Your body and mind are not just connected, they are actually one interwoven system; and by returning to the present moment, you mental and physical health will improve measurably.

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Listen & Learn:

How the simple act of paying attention and staying present could turn back the clock and physiologically make you younger How the mind-body connection is a misnomer—they are intrinsically intertwined Why we want to be responsive not reactive Why stress is the worry that something is going to happen (which may or may not be true) and that the result will be negative (which may or may not be true)

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is known as the mother of mindfulness. She is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard. She is the author of 11 books and more than 200 research articles written for general and academic readers on mindfulness.

Her books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility; and The Wiley Mindfulness Handbook.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Stinging Nettle

Links & References from the Show:

Langer Mindfulness Institute Chris' Website Ellen's Main Site

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267: Sleep Like a Baby

Aug 9, 2017 43:27

Description:

Poor sleep can cause hormonal imbalances, weight gain, impair your immune system, reduce your mental clarity, and contribute to dozens of other health problems. Sleep is a huge sticking point for your health, but most of us (including me) struggle with it—so what do we do to improve? Where do we even start?


This week's guest shares his best research and tips for sleep hygiene, responsible use of sleep aids, common mistakes, and the best tech for a restful night sleep.

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Listen & Learn:

How to use alcohol wisely for sleep quality The difference between sleep drive (adenosine pathway) and sleep rhythm (your circadian cycle) The importance of REM sleep for mental restoration and stage 3 & 4 sleep for physical restoration How you can dreams in any stage, but REM-phase is most-likely to produce dreams How REM is a very light state, indistinguishable for waking brain waves Why sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure that is non-responsive to medication Why melatonin is a hormone and should be used with care, dosages are often way too high   Dr. Breus's 5-Steps Success with Sleep How to define  Why nobody with insomnia should not nap 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board when he was just 31 years old.

With a specialty in Sleep Disorders, he is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and is a recurring guest on the show.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Black Pepper

Links & References from the Show:

Dr. Breus' Website S+ Sleep Tracker Beddit Tracker

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266: Never Binge Eat Again

Aug 3, 2017 49:34

Description:

Why do some people suffer from overwhelming food cravings, multiple times per week—and others never have cravings at all? Why do some of us feel addicted and out-of-control with food while others could take it or leave it? Food is information, and modern foods are often filled with addicting, pleasure-center stimulating information that we can easily get hooked on. So what do you do about it? How do you change this behavior and never binge again? Dr. Glenn Livingston will share his personal and professional expertise in this area.

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Listen & Learn:

How Glenn ate as much as 7,000 calories per day, but learned to overcome it Why character trumps willpower—and how you can use that to your advantage Why it's less important to uncover the "why" behind cravings and instead uncover the "how" to fix it   Why lizard brain says: "Do I eat it, mate with it or kill it," and how this can cause problems

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Glenn Livingston is a psychologist and former CEO of a large consulting firm that serviced Fortune 500 clients including many in the food industry. You may have seen his (or his company's) previous work, theories, and research in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Indiana Star Ledger, The NY Daily News, American Demographics, or any of the other major media outlets you see on this page. You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, CBS radio, or UPN TV.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Wine and Cortisol

Links & References from the Show:

Never Binge Again Site

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265: Brain Training & Brain Mastery

Jul 27, 2017 59:15

Description:

Did you know that your morning coffee blocks alpha brain waves states and that your evening glass of red wine encourages it? Did you know that the blue light from your cell phone affects both your hormones and your brainwave states? Our modern world tends toward imbalance, and the first step in the direction of health is understanding the how and why behind the imbalances so you can take action to create a better you.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we'll be discussing brain wave states, neuro-feedback, mind-body practices, and more.

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Listen & Learn:

How neurofeedback allows you to "see" what's going on in your brain Why food, lifestyle and modern thought patterns often leave us imbalanced The importance of DHA/EPA for brain health   Delta: deep meditation, sleep, stillness (collective unconscious / oneness) Theta: memory, revelry, daydreaming, REM sleep, meditation, childlike thoughts Alpha: flow state of creativity, pleasant focus, super-learning, peak performance, synchrony Beta: waking, problem-solving, busy work, active-focused work

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Chris is a Neuroplastician and NLP Master who was mentored by Dr. Richard Bandler himself. He's a student of Shaolin, Qigong, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu. Chris uses all these tools along with nutrition, psychology, health and fitness training to help people overcome mental blocks and live an inspired life.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Resveratrol

Links & References from the Show:

Chris' Website Book: The Brain that Changes Itself Bluelight Improves Cognitive Performance

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264: Meditating with the Taliban

Jul 20, 2017 42:16

Description:

Politically, the world is more polarized and terrorized than ever before. Even the wealthiest countries in the world are experiencing record levels of terror and violent attacks—so what do we do? Can yoga and meditation create a grassroots movement for change? Why must we focus inside before can change our communities? On this week's, Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet, Amandine Roche, an international peacekeeper using yoga a key part of her mission.

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Listen & Learn:

Why world peace must start with inner peace What PTSD is and how to combat it with yoga and meditation How Amandine faced suicide bombers, kidnapping, and on-going violence on her peace-keeping missions   Why we are all responsible for world peace

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Amandine Roche is a Human Rights lawyer, yoga and meditation teacher who has worked throughout the world including in Asia, S. America, many African countries, and in war-torn Afghanistan. She teaches yoga and meditation in Afghanistan, including to members of the Taliban on her mission for world peace.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Spirulina Chlorella

Links & References from the Show:

Amandine's Website Vipassana Meditation

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263: My 15 Year Vegan Blood Tests Revealed

Jul 12, 2017 53:07

Description:

When I turned 24, I started this weird experiment eating just plant foods. I'm a chronic over-committer, and here I am 15 years later, still eating 100% plant-based. This is a complicated path that's not right for most, but it's worked for me—and I've just gotten some blood tests to see how I'm doing. Overall, I'm in some of the best shape of my life, but there are a few things I certainly need to address.

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Listen & Learn:

Why my homocystine levels are a little high How my liver function is on the low side of normal—and what I can do about it Why I might think about eating more iron-rich foods or supplementing iron  Why all these issues could be related to impaired digestion and/or impaired liver function

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet Lewis are the founders of Doctor's Nutrition. Doctor’s Nutrition provides Evidence-Based Nutrition™ information, where you get information based on years of experience treating patients with natural compounds and verifying the results with pre and post lab tests. Located in Longview, Texas, Doctor's Nutrition offers medical lab services in or near your hometown without the need for expensive office visits and long waits.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Flax and Chia Gas

Links & References from the Show:

Doctor's Nutrition

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262: How to Balance Your Blood Sugar

Jul 6, 2017 50:18

Description:

As health seekers, we obsess over the micro-changes in our food and fitness routines. Micro changes are fun and interesting, but it's much wiser to first address the big elephants in the room. One of those big beasts is sugar in all its various forms. It causes weight gain, metabolic imbalance, premature aging, and contributes to just about every illness imaginable. The good news is you can monitor, reduce, and manage your blood sugar very effectively at home once you know how. On this week's show with Dr. Ritamarie, you'll learn the in's and out's of how to balance your blood sugar.

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Listen & Learn:

How sugar impacts your hormonal balance and lead to weight gain Why sugar in small quantities is essential but in high doses is toxic Why sugar is everywhere and unless you've avoiding it, you're probably over-eating it   Why belly fat is the worst type of fat Why dietary fat and body fat are not the same thing How chromium, magnesium and DHA can help with sugar metabolism

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a bestselling author, speaker, and internationally-recognized nutrition and women’s health authority. She combines the ancient healing wisdom of whole fresh foods and herbs with modern scientific research to help people reclaim their health.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Fasting With Coffee

Links & References from the Show:

Dr. Ritamarie's Site Blood Glucose Monitor (Amazon)

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261: Learn to Breathe

Jun 29, 2017 40:08

Description:

Breathing for health can be learned in quickly and its benefits experienced in as little as 10 minutes, and yet this practice is all but lost from most modern yoga classes. Yoga that should revolve around breath as the central, unifying theme are suddenly missing this most-important mind-body integrating practice altogether. How did yoga lose its way? On this week's show, you'll meet breathing teacher, Max Strom, who is helping to revitalize the age-old tradition of yoga breathing—and doing it in an accessible and extremely practical way.

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Listen & Learn:

How 90% of communication in relationships is non-verbal, so digital relationships are extremely limited Why the Seattle Seahawks, the U.S. Military, and top athletes everywhere are using breath work for optimal performance Why 30% of the population uses sleeping medications when breathing could really help   Why the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2020, depression would be the leading disability worldwide

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Max Strom is a teacher, speaker, and author of the books: A Life Worth Breathing and There is No APP for Happiness. His innovative method incorporates exercises, breath-work, and breath-based yoga movement to generate personal health and growth. As a speaker, Max has presented his method at the first Wellness Symposium in Saudi Arabia, The Inner Idea Conference, the Happinez Festival in the Netherlands, The Singularity University in the Silicon Valley, The Sea Island resort, on TEDx, as well as many yoga conferences.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Carbonated Water

Links & References from the Show:

Max's TEDx Talks Max's Website

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260: A Way Out of Back Pain

Jun 22, 2017 52:04

Description:

80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their life, often debilitating pain, but most problems are undiagnosed, self-diagnosed, and it can be chronic. So what do you do? For better or worse, it seems that your spinal health must be taken into your own hands. If you're going to have a healthy back, you'll need to educate yourself and take action. This week's guest, Dr. Stuart McGill, will help you do just that.

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Listen & Learn:

Why proximal stability is essential for functional human movement Why tight hamstrings might not be the cause of back pain and how back pain might actually cause tight hamstrings (chicken vs. egg)   Why nerve tightness might be the real issue   Why disks are hydrophilic and require movement to hydrate How lying down on your belly for 3 minutes, and then walking around can help Why spine hygiene is essential to remove pain

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada). His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation. Any product associated with this website has been tested in Dr. McGill's laboratory at the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Learn more at:  www.BackFitPro.com

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Worst Food In The Grocery Store

Links & References from the Show:

Femoroacetabular Impingement Back Fit Pro Website

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259: Reducetarian: Save the Planet with Your Food Choices

Jun 15, 2017 41:01

Description:

Everyone is familiar with vegetarians, vegans, and macrobiotics... but what about reducetarians? This new movement focuses less on hard-line extremes, and instead, encourages any and all steps toward a healthier, happier, and more compassionate diet. As we always emphasize at YOGABODY, balance is always the goal, and it's also the most elusive. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet the founder of this reductionist approach to eating, Brian Kateman.

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Listen & Learn:

Why hard-line diets are not necessarily the right choice for everyone How to think about food systems holistically in terms of personal health and environmental health    Why factory farms are responsible for 15% of greenhouse gases, 10x the amount of water as plant-based alternatives    How Average Americans eat 270 lbs of meat per year Why "clean meat" or lab-grown meats could be the future of foods

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Brian Kateman is cofounder and president of the Reducetarian Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing meat consumption in order to create a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.

Brian is the editor of The Reducetarian Solution: How the Surprisingly Simple Act of Reducing the Amount of Meat in Your Diet Can Transform Your Health and the Planet. He has appeared in dozens of media outlets including The Washington Post, Vox, The Huffington Post, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Forbes, Fast Company, Salon, The Los Angeles Times, Fox News, NPR and The Daily Mail. He is an instructor in the Executive Education Program at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability at Columbia University.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Ghee

Links & References from the Show:

Reducetarian Solution Book Reducetarian Website

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258: Beautiful Skin, Naturally: "How to"

Jun 8, 2017 48:08

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When you're a teenager, you get acne. As you age, you get wrinkles, sun spots, and sagging skin. No matter what age you are, your skin is probably something you think about each morning when you wake up and look in the mirror. Whether is redness, dryness, bags under the eyes, or just general age, we all want to look and feel our best. Skincare can be superficial, but its impact on our lives is undeniable. So how to do approach is with a yoga mindset? How do we do it naturally? On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet, Rachael Pontillo, who will share her research and personal experience transforming faces around the world.

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Listen & Learn:

Why vitamin A deficiency can cause or contribute to acne How acne medications can be toxic and even cause birth defects Why rancid fats, inflammatory foods, grains, and dairy can cause skin problems   Why skin care is often an "inside job" How to think holistically and not get overwhelmed by all the skin problem triggers in our modern world 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Rachael Pontillo is the bestselling author of the book Love Your Skin, Love Yourself, and co-author of The Sauce Code. She’s a Certified Health Coach, licensed aesthetician; and natural skincare formulator and educator. She’s the president and co-founder of the Nutritional Aesthetics™ Alliance, the creator of the the blog, Holistically Haute™, as well as the 6-week online course, Create Your Skincare.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Canola Oil

Links & References from the Show:

Rachael's Site & Blog Accutane Retin-A

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257: Reset Your Brain for a Pain-Free Life

Jun 1, 2017 42:06

Description:

80% of the opioid drugs in the world are consumed in the United States, and addiction, abuse, and even death are commonplace across all demographics in society. Why such growth in abuse? One word: pain. Back pain, knee pain, mental and emotional suffering—all of these conditions are driving consumers to their doctors (or the streets) in search of relief. Living with chronic pain can be debilitating, but we want to use drugs and surgery as a last resort. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll beet Dr. Joe Tatta, pain expert and best-selling author on pain management.

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Listen & Learn:

Why "pills for pain" has been the norm for the past 50-years USA consumes about 80% of the world's opioids   20K/year deaths correlated or caused by opioid medications   Why the mind-body connection to pain cannot be ignored Pain catastrophizing: negative rumination about pain issue Food is your pharmacy, movement in medicine

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues.

His mission is to create a new paradigm around treating persistent pain and reverse our global pain epidemic. He is the creator of the Healing Pain Online Summit and The Healing Pain Podcast designed to broaden the conversation around natural strategies toward solving persistent pain. Dr. Tatta is the author of Heal Your Pain Now; A Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Lucuma

Links & References from the Show:

Dr. Joe Tatta's Website Acute Childhood Experiences (ACE) Research Healing Back Pain Book

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256: Organics, Aquaponics & Hydroponics

May 25, 2017 46:32

Description:

What does "organic" labeling really mean? If I ask five Yoga Talk Show listeners, I'll get five different answers. And new growing methods stack complexity on complexity with hydroponics and aquaponics now falling under "organic" certification as well. On this week's show, we'll unpack certification, and more interesting still, we'll look at various growing techniques in detail and speculate on the future of food.

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Listen & Learn:

Why the term "organic" is owned and controlled by USDA Why organic food can have non-organic certified fertilizer How universal organic regulations really only began in 2002 Why chemical farming kills of the bacteria in the soil (hence 3 year waiting period for conversion to organic) Why aquaponics is not new and has been around forever in various forms How aquapoanics uses 80% less water than conventional farming How aquaponics produces both fish and short grow cycle edible vegetables

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ro is the cofounder and co-owner of A Bee, a certification agency responsible for ensuring that USDA organic products meet the NOP organic standard. Ro has an interest in all things sustainable and serves as the director of the open-use nonprofit “I’m In Community”.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Salt

Links & References from the Show:

A Bee Agency

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255: Test Your Genes, Understand Your Body

May 18, 2017 41:48

Description:

In 1990, the Human Genome Project began, and by 2003, roughly 20,000 human genes had been sequenced. This is exciting, but it's also just the first step. How can we use this data to understand human health, longevity and wellness? What can our genetics tell us about our proclivity for certain activities and our susceptibility for certain illnesses? On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet Naturopath, Bob Miller, who will help you decode the code that is your genetic heritage.

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Listen & Learn:

Why genetic testing is the future of medicine How you're making and using antioxidants Genetics: code for enzymes which are the worker bees of the body How to get started with testing your DNA

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Robert Miller earned his naturopathic degree from Trinity School of Natural Health and is board certified. Bob has served as a traditional naturopath for 20 years, and has spent the last several years engaged almost exclusively with genetic variants and related research.


He works with a company called, Professional Health Products, to formulate an Epigenetics line of products for use by health care providers. Bob lectures at nationwide seminars to educate physicians and health care practitioners about genetic variants and nutritional supplementation for achieving optimal health. He also was recently named to the Functional Medicine University’s advisory board.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Acai Berry

Links & References from the Show:

Bob's website 23andMe Genetic Testing

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254: How Big is Your But?

May 11, 2017 40:34

Description:

Hypnotherapy has been around since the 1950's, yet most people still think of it as a party trick. In reality, there is mounds of data to support the power of mind over body when in a suggestible, alpha state that is easily induced through hypnosis. Rather than losing touch with reality or leaving your body, hypnosis is actually a state of hyperawareness where you become more open to change.

Often used for weight loss, quitting smoking, and overcoming negative thought patterns, hypnosis can be a powerful tool in your mind-body wellness toolbox. Hypnosis itself doesn't cure addiction or force you to lose weight; instead, it helps you deal with your underlying issues, the root causes of destructive behaviors so change can occur naturally.

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Listen & Learn:

Why hypnosis puts you into an alpha brain wave state How to use positive affirmations to plant seeds for change How meditation music, guided hypnosis, and at-home self-hypnosis can be very effective Why your body has a negative memory bias and how to create positive anchors instead

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Rene is a registered nurse, a success coach and Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. She helps people overcome fear, anxiety, and procrastination. Rene serves as the Director and Instructor for the Orlando Florida Externship Program for the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy and is the author of a new book called, How Big is Your But? available on Amazon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Edible Essential Oils

Links & References from the Show:

How Big is Your But (book) Rene Brent's Site Tony Robbins – Unlimited Power Creative Visualization

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253: Multiple Sclerosis: Surviving & Thriving

May 4, 2017 50:03

Description:

What if your immune system went haywire and starting attacking your body's nervous system affecting your vision, your sensations, your mobility, or other bodily functions? Auto-immune conditions are extremely common, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the more devastating diseases in this category. Whether you or someone you know has MS or not, you can learn a great deal about myelin health, proper nutrition, and balanced living from people who do—because for them, it can be a question of life or death. On this week's show, you'll meet an author, coach and expert, Andrea Hanson who is thriving despite her MS diagnosis in 2000. 

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Listen & Learn:

How MS attacks your nervous system  Why diagnosis is getting earlier and better  How MS can be progressive or relapsing / remitting  Diagnosis: MRI shows wearing down of myelin on nerves (like holes) 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Andrea Wildenthal Hanson is a speaker, bestselling author, and master certified life coach. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000, Andrea empowers people to become their own wellness hero, instead of the victim of a disease. She is the author of two books: Stop Carry the Weight of Your MS and Live Your Life Not Your Diagnosis.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Garlic Onions

Links & References from the Show:

Andrea's website Terry Wahls, MD

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252: Can Ice & Cold Heal Your Body & Mind?

Apr 27, 2017 45:08

Description:

If given the opportunity, would you climb Mt. Kilamanjaro in nothing but your shorts and sneakers? Would you trust a stuntman-turned-breathing guru with you life? On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet a guy who did just that—and survived to write a book about it. The guy is Scott Carney, and his teacher is former YTS guest, Wim Hof. This is a wild and somewhat reckless tale, but it'll inspire you to push the limits of your own comfort zone, your imagined physical limitations, and perhaps live a more inspired life.

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Listen & Learn:

How Wim Hof breathing is very similar to the drug, Diamox, used by high altitude climbers to speed up respiration  Why we've become too comfortable, too spoiled, and too numb to the world around us How cold exposure and controlled hyperventilation (used intelligently) can be a powerful part of a healing regime  How our guest managed to summit Kilamanjaro in nothing but sneakers and a pair of shorts

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Scott Carney is an investigative journalist and anthropologist. He is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and a Scripps Fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism in Boulder, Colorado.

What Doesn't Kill Us is his most recent book; other works include The Red Market and A Death on Diamond Mountain. Scott was a contributing editor at Wired for five years and his writing also appears in Mother Jones, Men's Journal, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Discover, Outside and Fast Company.

 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Cook vs Raw

Links & References from the Show:

Rhonda Patrick on cold therapy Bohr Effect (acid/alkaline of the blood) Scott's Site What Doesn't Kill Us (book) 

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251: The Telomere Effect: Cell Aging, Stress & Mind-Body Practices

Apr 19, 2017 44:41

Description:

Science has linked meditation with longevity through the study of telomeres, the chromosomal caps that are an indication of cell health. By mitigating our stress response specifically, research indicates that mindful practices down-regulate our stress response and up-regulate telomerase production, an important protein for the health of these chromosomal caps. What does all that mean? Basically, it means meditation can make you live longer in the future and live healthier right now. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet Dr. Elissa Epel, one of the leading researchers on stress, cell aging, and telomeres.

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Listen & Learn:

How telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of our chromosomes, just like the plastic tip on a shoelace How short telomeres release cytokines or die—both of which are very negative How chronic inflammation (from cytokines) can contribute or even cause diseases and illnesses Why meditation can mitigate stress response and be protective of telomeres Why abuse, violence and trauma can literally shorten your life Why vagal nerve tone can reduce the stress response

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Elissa Epel is psychologist who studies stress, aging, and obesity. She is the director of UCSF's Aging, Metabolism, and Emotion Center (AME) She consults to the National Institutes of Health on various initiatives related to human behavior and how to change it, and is on the Steering Council of the Mind and Life Institute that supports research on contemplative practices. She has been studying stress and biology for almost 20 years now.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Protein

Links & References from the Show:

The Telomere Effect Book Acute Childhood Experiences Studies (ACE) Telomeres Defined Telomeres, Lifestyle, Cancer, and Aging Shamatha Project

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250: Breathing: a Forgotten Art Rediscovered

Apr 12, 2017 59:07

Description:

In almost every yoga class, the teacher will emphasize the importance of breath—but what does that really mean and why does it matter? If you ask, you'll likely hear that you're adding oxygen to your blood or improving your circulation. But is that true? It turns out that most yoga breathing actually reduces oxygen in the blood and increases CO2. To add to this paradox, more CO2 is actually a good thing and results in more oxygen to the cells. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll learn how and why. 

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Listen & Learn:

Why C02 is actually your friend How C02 relaxes muscle tissue (great for stretching) Why nose breathing encourages diaphragmatic breathing, increases NO2, and arterial oxygen uptake How reduced breathing increased saliva in the mouth, a sign of parasympathetic nervous system dominance and higher CO2 Why 30% of population has Rhinitis and how reduced breathing can help How reduced breathing impacts your spleen (yes, your spleen!) 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Patrick completed his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia, a training accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko himself.

Patrick suffered from asthma as a kid and discovered the Buteyko Method at the age of 26 and has been asthma-free since then, a feat that over 20 years of medication had failed to accomplish. In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, well-being and fitness.
Among the eight books Patrick has written, two have consistently remained in the top ten best sellers on Amazon.com:

He is the author of 3 books: Close Your Mouth, Asthma Free Naturally, and The Oxygen Advantage®.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Water filters

Links & References from the Show:

The Oxygen Advantage Website The Psychology and Physiology of Breathing (book) The Bohr Effect Who is Konstantin Buteyko?

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249: Time Management Secrets

Apr 6, 2017 47:59

Description:

You wake up in the morning with the best of intentions, but soon, you're lost in Facebook and email. You wanted to do 30-minutes of exercise before work, but you end up a reading CNN.com instead. At work, your task list seems endless; and at home, it's even worse. Time management is something we all have to struggle with, and on this week's Yoga Talk Show, my guest, Kevin Kruse, and I uncover some simple strategies and tactics to help you get more done with less.
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Listen & Learn:

Why the current trend to "hustle" is short-sighted and often backfires Why you only have about 2-4 good, productive hours of work per day Why 1-2 hours after waking is your "prime time" for productive work How to block your social media newsfeed and hide your social media apps from yourself on your phone How to do more with less

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Kevin Kruse is a NY Times BESTSELLING AUTHOR and entrepreneur who built and sold several, multimillion dollar technology companies, winning both Inc 500 and Best Place to Work awards along the way.

Kevin is the author of several books including Employee Engagement 2.0, 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management, Employee Engagement for Everyone, and We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement, which was named one of the top leadership books in 2011.

Kevin writes regularly as a contributor for Forbes.com and Huffington Post, and has published over 100 articles for various publications on topics related to leadership, engagement and entrepreneurship. He delivers keynotes to audiences around the world.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Diet Religions

Links & References from the Show:

Kevin's Site Newsfeed Blocker

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248: How to Get Your Blood Tested

Mar 30, 2017 43:15

Description:

If you go to your doctor for a routine checkup, he or she will usually run very limited blood tests because of cost considerations and limited health insurance coverage. For anyone interested in optimal health, this is not much of a "checkup" at all since you're not checking much of anything. You could have low Vitamin D (almost certainly), elevated C-Reactive Protein (very likely) and a high A1C (very common) without knowing it.

Today, we have the ability to go "rogue" and take our health into our own hands. Just like you can order a designer cocktail at your local bar, you can also order up your own blood tests and hire someone to help you review them. Rather than comparing your results to the national averages (which means a bunch of sick people), a qualified professional can help you analyze your results and help you work toward optimal health, not average health.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet Lewis, founders of Doctor's Nutrition, an innovative company that advises you on blood work and helps you interpret the data.
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Listen & Learn:

Why most doctors do extremely limited blood tests Why your results are usually green light or red light only, and the yellow range (warning!) is almost completely ignored How to go "rogue" and take your health into your own hands
Why you should get an A1C test for a 3-month snapshot of your blood glucose management Why you should get your T3 (not just TSH) tested for thyroid health

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet Lewis are the founders of Doctor's Nutrition. Doctor’s Nutrition provides Evidence-Based Nutrition™ information, where you get information based on years of experience treating patients with natural compounds and verifying the results with pre and post lab tests. Located in Longview, Texas, Doctor's Nutrition offers medical lab services in or near your hometown without the need for expensive office visits and long waits.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Alkalized Water

Links & References from the Show:

Doctor's Nutrition

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Yoga students use Corky the Block in dynamic Vinyasa Yoga practices, deep stretching Gravity Yoga sessions, and in advanced arm balancing and back-bending. A block is an essential yoga prop, and Corky the Block is a beautiful addition to your practice room.

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247: Life Without Trash?

Mar 23, 2017 55:20

Description:

Is it possible to live a life without trash? Could you reduce your waste by 50%? 75% or More?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet the founder of the "Zero Waste" movement, Bea Johnson who claims she and her family lived for an entire year producing just 1 liter of waste. Nothing about modern life is sustainable, and while Bea's solution might be out-of-reach for most, it's something we can all learn and take inspiration from.
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Listen & Learn:

Learn the 5R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot How to do more with less Why buying better quality items that last longer is an environmentally responsible choice Why just because something says it's recyclable (in theory) doesn't mean it can actually be recycled in reality Getting started tips for "zero waste" beginners

ABOUT OUR GUEST

In 2008, Bea Johnson and her family adopted a zero waste lifestyle; they since produce a mere liter of waste per year. With her blog and bestseller Zero Waste Home (translated in 13 languages), Bea launched a global movement and continues to inspire a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.

Her methodology is based on 5R's: “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, and only in that order”. She shatters misconceptions, proving that zero waste can not only be stylish, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. She speaks at universities, corporate events and conferences all over the globe, including Google, Adobe, the European Parliament and the United Nations.

She has completed five international tours for a total of 150+ speeches in 20+ countries on 5 continents. She has appeared on TV shows and in publications everywhere, from The Today Show to BBC Breakfast. Passionate and optimistic, she has become a guru for many and is a spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle or, as the New York Times stated, "The Priestess of Waste-Free Living". She is a Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards, and a French native who currently lives in Mill Valley, California.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

8 plus 16 Meal Timing

Links & References from the Show:

Zero Waste Blog Zero Waste Home Book

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Awesome Toes! can be used at night, while watching TV, while practicing yoga, and even in wide-toed athletic shoes for running. Most toe separators on the market fall off or break during activities, but Awesome Toes! are designed for durability and comfort during yoga practice, dance rehearsals and while engaging in sports.

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246: Can Kids Learn Mindfulness?

Mar 15, 2017 32:26

Description:

Children around the world are suffering from learning, development, and behavioral problems at record rates. Mindfulness can be taught as a secular way to train the mind and body to assist our youth.

Mind-body wellness is typically something we explore as adults, but it's never too early to start, and the sooner and the better. Our guest this week is an expert on teaching mindfulness to young people, and for any parent, educator, or soon-to-be caregiver, this is a must-listen.

Listen & Learn:

How mindfulness can be described as a quality of intention, balance and compassion as we navigate through life Or as a stance of attention where we not where our intention and state-of-mind is in real time Why social and emotional learning in schools can be a great help in working through some of the bigger problems with developing children How secular mindful practices can be quickly and openly adopted in school systems Why it's important to take a few deliberate breaths before you leave the house, say goodbye, start or end your day How to have kids identify the eye color of friends, teachers, and you so that it acts as a forcing function for concentration

ABOUT OUR GUEST

She was a co-investigator in a multi-year, multi-site research study at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center/Semel Institute on the impact of mindfulness in education. She has spoken at the Mind & Life Institute; the University of California at Los Angeles; the University of Massachusetts; the University of Kansas; Columbia University; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; San Diego Children's Hospital; the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California; the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, Massachusetts; the National University of Singapore; Mahidol University, in Bangkok; Casa Tibet, in Mexico, and many other prestigious institutes in the United States and abroad.

Her work has been covered by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, various yoga journals, and CBS Morning News.

Links & Resources

Susan's Main Site Mindful Games Book

Nutritional Tip:

Caffeinated Tea

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245: Great Sex & Great Relationships

Mar 8, 2017 49:13

Description:

When most people think of health and wellness, sex is not usually top-of-mind, but it should be. Most couples have bad sex rarely, and most want to have great sex all the time.

What's gone wrong? We are sexual beings, and we relate to the world sexually. On this week's show, you'll meet sexologist, Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, who shares her experience and research navigating this often-taboo topic that affects all our lives.

Listen & Learn:

How happy-naked-love-time can be a great alternative play technique that can replace or enhance love-making Why communication is usually the key ingredient to make any sexual relationship work How to explore fantasy, role play, power dynamics, and kink without shame or guilt How passion and sexuality change as we age and what to do about it

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, sociologist and sexologist, is a frequent speaker about sexual empowerment, healthy relationships, body image, erotic play, sexual health, women’s empowerment & nurturing, and mindfulness. She has presented two TEDx Talks, is a writer on sex and relationships, and a recurring intimacy expert on the San Diego morning news. Her educational video series has over a million hits on YouTube.

Links & Resources:

Dr. Jenn's Den

Nutritional Tip:

Spice Rack

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244: The Adrenal-Thyroid Revolution

Mar 3, 2017 52:53

Description:

About once or twice a week, I'm completely exhausted and yet I can't fall asleep until one or two in the morning. This "wired and tired" feeling is common among most busy people, and while we often blame it on our busy careers, our life as parents, or just the ups and downs of daily life, the reality is that these chemical imbalances compound over time and can lead to pretty serious health problems.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet a medical doctor pioneer whose work spans from natural childbirth and plant medicine to women's health and endocrine balance. Please meet Dr. Aviva Room.

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What You'll Learn:

Overworked adrenals vs. true adrenal fatigue—what's the difference? How "tired and wired" is a vicious circle Cortisol can be the "wear and tear" hormone Why adrenal fatigue = adrenal depletion How your chemical body (hormones), electrical system (nerves) and bacterial body (microbiome) are all interconnected Tips for sleep, food, and lifestyle balance Why ultradian rhythms (every 90-120 minutes) are crucial to understanding your own body Chronobiology: the effects of solar- and lunar-related rhythms

Links & Resources:

Aviva Romm, MD's website Book: The Adrenal-Thyroid Revolution Ultradian Rhythms

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Medical Doctor, Aviva Romm is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, as well as a graduate of Dr. Weil's Integrative Medicine Residency. Aviva is a leader in botanical medicine and is the author of 7 books on natural medicine, including the textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health (Elsevier) and her latest book, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (Harper One, January 2017).

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Fructose intake

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For years Burlington, Vermont, has been a destination for health, natural living, organic food, and yoga. With a dozen independently operated Yoga studios and wellness centers in the greater community.

BYC’s mission it to unite yoga students, teachers and studios as well as to empower and support individuals along the yogic path.

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243: Plant-Based Weight Lifting

Feb 21, 2017 49:19

Description:

There is a myth that weight lifting makes you big and muscle-y. More than any time in history, medical doctors and fitness experts are recommending weight training as one of the best ways to improve your overall health because the results speak for themselves. From hormonal balance and bone strength, to joint stability and weight management, resistance training is very hard to beat—and it's not just for guys.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet body-positive, plant-based trainer, Lacy J. Davis, who is breaking stereotypes and helping women transform their lives.

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Listen & Learn:

Why sarcopenia (muscle loss) affects almost everyone over the age of 30, and why we all need to focus on skeletal muscle maintenance and growth Why resistance training is a great way to encourage bone strength Why body image and eating disorders are propagated by the media, and how you can find balance in your life Why the 5 people you spend the most time with have a huge influence on your health and fitness goals

 Links & Resources:

Lacy's Website Rise & Resist Podcast Liberation Barbell

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Lacy J. Davis is the founder of Super Strength Health. She is a health and wellness coach, personal trainer, public speaker, podcaster, writer, eating disorder recovery specialist, body love advocate, and artist located in Portland, OR. She is passionate about plant-based nutrition and body positivity.

Nutritional Tip:

Weight Loss

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242: HeartMath: How to Listen to & Train Your Heart

Feb 16, 2017 42:07

Description:

Most people assume that a healthy heart is beating slowly and steadily. The truth is a healthy heart is agile, highly variable, and changing with every inhale and exhale.

The measurement of your real-time, beat-to-beat variance is called, Heart Rate Variability, and it's something every yoga student should learn. In a matter of minutes, you can "see" what's going on in terms of your nervous system and emotional self, and more importantly, you can breath and visualize to change it when needed. On this week's show, you'll meet, Howard Martin, a leading voice at HeartMath.
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What You’ll Learn:

How a heart-based approach to daily living can create positive change to meet global challenges The importance of neuro-cardiology, the study of the heart's own nervous system How the heart is sending more signals to the brain than it receives Why the heart is an electrical organ, the strongest source of bio-electricity (40x's more than the brain) and projects its electromagnetic field 3-4 feet around you How emotional activity can impact your electromagnetic field Why "coherence" is a state of psycho-physiological balance, the goal of much of our mind-body wellness How heart rate variability (HRV) can tell you more about your nervous system status and emotional health 3 steps to heart-based breathing

Links & Resources:

HeartMath site HeartMath Research

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Howard Martin is one of the original leaders who helped Doc Childre found HeartMath and has been with the organization since its inception in 1991 serving as a key spokesperson and executive.

In 1999 he co-authored with Doc Childre, The HeartMath Solution. Howard is also a contributing author of the new book, Heart Intelligence, Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart. During his career with HeartMath and the Global Coherence Initiative, Howard has delivered educational programs to tens of thousands of people including: Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, all four branches of the U.S. military, and school systems in over 50 cities on four continents.

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Bulk Tea vs Bag Tea

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241: Secular Meditation

Feb 10, 2017 43:40

Description:

Almost every style of meditation I've learned has been presented as "secular," but very quickly there is a Hindu chant, a photo of some old guru with a beard, or some other paraphernalia that looks and feels a lot like organized religion to me. I'm very interested in all world religions, but when I'm learning to meditate, I'd rather do that on its own.

If you feel the same, you'll enjoy this week's Yoga Talk Show with author and meditator, Rick Heller.
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What You´ll Learn:

How problems with Rick's vision problem and chronic pain spurred his initial interest in meditation How "mindfulness" can be defined as paying attention to what is going on in the present moment with an attitude that is welcoming and non-judgmental Why "loving kindness" meditation can be a great starting point for people who struggle to calm their mind How to differentiate meditative activities like gardening or walking from meditation practices and meditation as a skill Why meditation classes are often empty while yoga asana (pose-based) classes are usually full

Links & Resources:

Rick's Site Rick's Book Vipassana Meditation International

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Freelance journalist and meditation instructor Rick Heller has reported for the Lowell Sun and other New England newspapers and has been published in Buddhadharma, UUWorld, Tikkun, Free Inquiry, Faith Street, The Humanist, and Boston magazines. He has contributed short stories to Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Rick is the facilitator of the Humanist Mindfulness Group and has led meditations sponsored by the Humanist Community at Harvard since 2009. He has also attended workshops and retreats at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Insight Meditation Society.

He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from MIT, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University, and a master's degree in journalism from Boston University.

His book, Secular Meditation, is available on Amazon.

Learn more at: www.rickheller.com 

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Mushroom Prep

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240: Marijuana as Medicine w/out Getting High

Feb 3, 2017 49:06

Description:

Marijuana is being decriminalized and even legalized in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world very quickly—and for good reason. The law enforcement costs are many billions of dollars annually and the social impact of criminalizing this plant seem far worse than potential abuse (which is surprisingly low).

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we'll talk about the top medical uses for Marijuana, how to use it without getting high, and why legalization might actually reduce (not increase) drug use since marijuana provides an alternative to harmful pharmaceutical drugs.
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What You´ll Learn:

Top treated conditions: anxiety, pain, and insomnia The difference between THC and CBD Why most people are using way too much and getting scared away How cannabis can help with seizure disorders How to get started safely with edibles

Links & Resources:

Dr. Patel´s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Patel is a Osteopathic Doctor in the state of California. She has been practicing in the area of Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) since 2012 and has treated thousands of patients. She is in private practice in Walnut Creek, CA, and has lots of great resources on her site: www.DrRachnaPatel.com 

Nutritional Tip:

K2

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239: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Jan 26, 2017 54:13

Description:

Have you heard of fecal implants? This is when the fecal matter from someone with healthy gut bacteria is transferred to the gut of someone with gut dysbiosis—and it works. While this sounds extreme, in today's digestive health landscape, this is a real option some people need to consider when they are suffering from Small Bacterial Intestinal Overgrowth (SIBO).

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we'll discuss why digestive disorders are so common, and how the remedies can be counter-intuitive such as reducing fiber, lactose, and even fruit.
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What You´ll Learn:

Why fecal transplants might save your gut Why you should limit fiber, fructose, lactose, resistant starch and most sugar alcohols How erythritol could be the most gut-friendly sugar alcohol How the 3lbs of gut bacteria in our gut can be your friends or foe How low fiber or "elemental diet" could improve bacterial overgrowth

Links & Resources:

Digestive Health Institute (Dr. Norm's site) Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth Fecal Transplants Yeast vs. Fungus Candida

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Norman Robillard, Ph.D., Founder of the Digestive Health Institute is a leading gut health expert. He is a microbiologist, the author of Fast Tract Digestion book series and publisher of the Fast Tract Diet mobile app. He is the creator of the drug and antibiotics free Fast Tract Diet for functional gastrointestinal disorders, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and related conditions.

Nutritional Tip:

Eggs

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238: Why Slow Medicine is the Future

Jan 19, 2017 43:54

Description:

Your typical doctor's visit is less than 7 minutes long. It doesn't matter if you have a broken bone, a tonsil infection, or pancreatic cancer, most of the time you're in and out faster than seems possible. It's not the doctor's fault, it's the system's fault, and the solution is to slow down everything in our lives to achieve balance. But who wants to go slow? Not you, not me... so what to do?

On this week's show, we'll look at creative solutions to finding more quality downtime in life without compromising your goals, ambitions or excitement.
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What You´ll Learn:

Why community support is the linchpin for health Why we need to properly define what "health" really means (it's not young and beautiful) Why slowing down can be the ultimate self-care routine Why quality "slow time" is more important than quality

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Michael Finkelstein practiced internal medicine and was Medical Director of a hospital for 20 years before embarking on further training in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. He went on to create a Health and Wellness Center, called SunRaven, and wrote Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness because he realized that individuals need more than what is found in typical medical institutions.

Links & Resources:

Slow Medicine Doctor (Dr. Finkelstein's site) Headspace Meditation App Transcendental Meditation

Nutritional Tip:

Whey Protein

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Awesome Toes! can be used at night, while watching TV, while practicing yoga, and even in wide-toed athletic shoes for running. Most toe separators on the market fall off or break during activities, but Awesome Toes! are designed for durability and comfort during yoga practice, dance rehearsals and while engaging in sports.

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237: Less Stuff, More Happy: Living Minimal

Jan 12, 2017 46:17

Description:

"The things you, own end up owning you..." – Tyler Durden (Fight Club). Often times the things we work so hard for end up taking more than the give, the bleed us more than they feed us. It might be the new car, the drawer full of electronics, your pets or even an oversized home; in many cases, our possessions become burdens and we need to take a step back and reevaluate our priorities.

On this week's, Yoga Talk Show, we'll dive deep into minimalism, the art of doing more with less, clearing the clutter, and living a life on purpose.
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What You´ll Learn:

Why you might want to pack your stuff up as if moving, and then only unpack the stuff you actually need Why our consumer-driven culture can lead to a life full of discontent How less stuff can mean more time, more money, and more ability to contribute How to digitally clean up your life as well

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ryan is the co-founder of The Minimalists website and podcast. He has a decade of experience mentoring, coaching, and training experience in the corporate world. After being laid off from a successful corporate job in 2010, Ryan got rid of most of his stuff and started living a more minimal life. His work has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and The Atlantic. He is the co-author of the books Minimalism and Everything that Remains, the documentary film, The Minimalism, and we're going to be talking about owning less stuff.

Links & Resources:

Minimalists Website Ryan's Books on Amazon Documentary on Netflix Newsfeed Blocker Turn Your iPhone to Black & White


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Weight Loss

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Now Accepting Applications! Next Course Starts in April 2017!

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236: A Way from Darkness: Addiction & Yoga

Jan 5, 2017 46:43

Description:

Addiction take many different forms and affects just about everyone either directly or with one degree of separation. While "addict" conjures up images of heroin and cocaine, the reality is that people are addicted to social media, pornography, marijuana, and alcohol at much higher rates. So the question is: Can yoga help?

Our guest on this week's show, Taylor Hunt, used yoga as an integral part of his healing from substance addiction, and he now helps others do the same. Hopefully, his story of personal transformation and dedication to yoga will help you or someone you care about to find a healthy focus for addictions that haunt us.
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What You´ll Learn:

How Taylor's addiction started at age 15 fueled by a challenging home life How yoga combined with a traditional 12-step program led him to recovery What traditional Ashtanga Yoga is, and its influence on modern practice How to think about the behaviors in your life that might be leading you down a dark path

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Taylor Hunt is an Ashtanga yoga student as taught by the late, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. Taylor was the first Ashtanga teacher in Ohio granted Level II Authorization to teach from the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). He teaches daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offers workshops around the country.

He is also the author of the recently published book, A Way From Darkness, and director of the Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga with those suffering from addiction.

Links & Resources:

Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute Ashtanga Yoga Columbus Trini Foundation Book: A Way from Darkness

Nutritional Tip:

Sea Veggies

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235: Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Dec 29, 2016 56:05

Description:

Many yoga students explore traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda, but neglect to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). While they have many similarities, TCM offers some herbs, techniques, and approaches to healing that serve as powerful tools for anyone on a path of mind-body wellness.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbs, and taking a holistic approach to health. Brodie Welch shares her 13 years of experience working one-on-one with clients, and her insights will help you get started with Chinese Medicine responsibly. Remember, just because something is herbal doesn't mean it's safe or it's appropriate for everyone. Listen in to learn how to get started responsibly. 

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What You´ll Learn:

Why Chinese Medicine includes food, herbs, energy exercise, meditation/feng shui, bodywork and more How insect-based formulas might help with migraines Why ren shen or ginseng might be helpful for mood disorders How xiao yao wan might help you get through the holidays Why turmeric + black pepper taken with fat could help your inflammation Why corydalis might be helpful for chronic pain

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003.

In addition to her clinical practice, Brodie shares her expertise to help women care of themselves with innovative learn-from-anywhere courses, workshops, and retreats on stress management, the body-mind connection, and Chinese Medicine. She’s also a creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

Links & Resources:

Brodie Welch´s Site Find a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Nutritional Tip:

Ketosis

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234: Love Your Brain Yoga

Dec 21, 2016 48:11

Description:

The World Health Organization estimates that traumatic brain injuries will be the 3rd leading cause of death and disability by 2020, but many people are still unaware of this condition impacting millions every year.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet, Kyla Pearce, a teacher that uses the mind-body healing power of yoga to help people with traumatic brain injuries rewire neuromuscular connections, improve concentration and focus, and find a supportive community for growth.
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What You´ll Learn:

Why any blow or jolt to the head that leads to some disruption of brain function is technically a TBI 2.5 million people per year in the U.S. have reported TBI's World Health Organization predicts TBI will be 3rd leading cause of death and disability by 2020 How yoga can work on strength and coordination How you can rebuild neuromuscular connection, improve concentration & focus How it can provide emotional support, social integration & community Why poses that impact blood pressure and poses that put weight on the head and neck might be contraindicated and should be taught with care

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Love Your Brain is a non-profit organization founded after professional snowboarder, Kevin Pearce, suffered a near fatal traumatic brain injury while training for the 2010 winter Olympics. Kevin’s story of healing inspired millions through the HBO documentary, The Crash Reel. This experience brought to light the significance and prevalence of TBI on a global scale. Love Your Brain is a non-profit that aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by TBI—everything from concussion to severe injury—through programs that build community... including yoga.

Links & Resources:

Love Your Brain The Crash Reel Documentary

Nutritional Tip:

Dried Fruit

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San Diego Yoga Festival

San Diego Yoga Festival: over 100 classes led by 65 powerful healers and teachers featuring one of the oldest (92) and youngest (8) yoga teachers in the world!

Classes are held throughout Ocean Beach, San Diego, in the ironic hippy town right on the coast. There will be 1000 people doing yoga or learning how to do yoga this weekend, join us to make a movement for health and peace: beach Bonfires, surf and skate lessons, yoga with your dog, a huge wedding ceremony to yourself, body paint yoga, sound healing, reiki..the list is epic.

Learn more/buy your ticket: www.sandiegoyogafestival.com  
Jan 27-30, 2017

Classes are held indoors at the coolest venues and outdoors on the beach, pier and sunset cliffs!

The founder of the yoga festival, Shawna Schenk, personally wants to give you $108 off your 1 day or 3 day ticket price!

Use Namastoked as a promo code at check in.

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233: Happy Feet: How to Heal Your Messed Up Toes

Dec 15, 2016 40:19

Description:

Do your feet hurt? Do you have hammer toe, overlapping toes, corns, or bunions? Without even realizing it, most people wear footwear that leads to poor posture, muscle imbalances, and chronic foot problems.

Yoga can help, but you need to fix your footwear too.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet a podiatrist-slash-yoga-teacher, Michele Colon, who will share with you her experiences in the clinic and on the mat working with all walks of life to correct foot problems. Most people assume that foot problems are just cosmetic when in reality, your feet are foundational for your posture and can impact your knees, hips and back. Proper posture starts at the ground, and healthy feet will improve your walking and running gate as well as your balance very quickly.
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What You´ll Learn:

How yoga can help your feet, Achilles tendon and leg muscles How walking barefoot can actually change the muscular development of a child Why orthotic inserts might be necessary short term—but are not a "forever" solution How to quickly analyze your feet (or someone else's) How Lucas went from a size 10 to a size 12 shoe (and why that matters) How your squished up toes could be affecting your balance in yoga

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Michele S. Colon has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, and a Doctorate degree in Podiatry with a specialty in Foot & Ankle Surgery. Dr. Michele is also certified in Yoga, Reiki, Reflexology, and Laser Therapy.

Dr. Michele specializes in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga to provide the most healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation to her patients and clients. Dr. Michele has studied Ayurveda extensively and has worked with some of the best practitioners throughout California to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of medicine.

Links & Resources:

Dr. Michele´s Site Awesome Toes - Corrective Toe Spacers

Nutritional Tip:

Decaf - friend or foe?

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Originally designed for our commercial yoga studios, The Essential Mister allows you to bring the power of Aromatherapy to your home or office. USA-plug, but with a simple adapter can be used in any country. 1-year warranty, 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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232: One Breath – Freediving & Beyond

Dec 8, 2016 51:16

Description:

Breathing has always been an integral part of yoga practices, but for many years, it was mostly forgotten or taught as an aside to asana practice. Just in the past few years, breathwork has come back into the mainstream bigger than ever before—and it's extreme. From Holotropic breathwork to The Wim Hof Method to free divers and hypoxic training, it seems like breathing has never been more popular, and yet more misunderstood with sometimes disastrous results.

On this week's show, you'll meet author and free diving hobbyist, Adam Skolnick who chronicled the life of one of America's most famous freedivers who tragically died in 2013.

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What You´ll Learn:

Why people are dying in free diving How Adam became a travel writer to support his passion and interests How Adam learned to dive to 30 meters in just 4 days Why social media sometimes presents a "false reality" of what's truly possible 6 competitive disciplines: static apnea, dynamic apnea (mono-fin swimming for distance without breathing), dynamic no fin, constant weight (with fin), constant weight (no fin), free immersion

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Adam Skolnick has written for the New York Times, Playboy, Outside, ESPN.com, BBC.com, Salon.com, Men’s Health, Wired, and Travel + Leisure, among others. He has visited 45 countries and authored or coauthored over 30 Lonely Planet guidebooks. ONE BREATH, his first narrative nonfiction book available now on amazon.com.

Links & Resources:

Adam Skolnick

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Bromelain

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231: Finding Happiness with Technology

Dec 2, 2016 49:11

Description:

If you've ever completed goal-setting activities, no doubt "happiness" appeared on the top of your list. And yet, what is happiness? Really? Do you have a way to measure it? Do you have tools to achieve it? For most people, our tools for happiness are mindless televisions series, junk food, alcohol, and social media consumption. These tools work in the short term, but long term, there must be a better way.

On this week's show, you'll meet, Jonathan Robinson, happiness researcher and best-selling author who has dedicated his career to the study of joy.
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What You´ll Learn:

How to define happiness on a 1 to 10 scale: "How happy are you with your life?" How to change your brainwaves with binaural beats or frequency following music How to use supplements to improve your mental state How vibration platforms can improve your health What the Dalai Lama thinks of technology


ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jonathan Robinson is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness and how to get there. A psychotherapist, bestselling author of 10 books, and a professional speaker who consistently presents to Fortune 500 companies, he has reached more than 100 million people around the world with his practical methods.

Jonathan has made numerous appearances on such shows as Oprah, CNN, and the leading morning shows, and been featured in Newsweek, USA TODAY, and the Los Angeles Times. He has spent more than forty years studying the most practical and powerful methods for achieving a state of personal life satisfaction and happiness.

Links & Resources:

Finding Happiness

Nutritional Tip:

How to Clean Fruit

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230: Don't Believe in Vitamins? Listen to this...

Nov 25, 2016 59:22

Description:

Many health fanatics claim that they, "don't believe in supplements," as if micronutrients were a belief system or a religion—but they are not. They are foundational to our health, an essential part of our biology; and for better or worse, insufficiency and deficiencies have been part of the human experience for as long as we've been on earth. Nutritional balance is an exception, not the rule, so if you ignore your own micronutrients and ignore the rampant deficiencies today, you do so at your own peril.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, I share my own research and experiences with some of the most-common vitamin and mineral deficiencies along with simple strategies for testing and correcting them. While not definitive, this is a great starting point for testing, tracking, and taking responsibility for own health.
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What You´ll Learn:

Why almost everyone is deficient in Vitamin D How iron deficiency impacts billions of people, and yes, in the developed world too Why essential fatty acids (EFA's) are "essential" and where to get the Why is not how much you eat or take, but how much you absorb that matters The innate challenges of a food system based on chicken, pigs, cows, corn, soy, wheat, and rice

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Key Questions About Supplements:

How do you feel after taking them? Are there weird additives in your supplements? Can you avoid them? Are there food sources for these nutrients that you prefer? Are these supplements sustainable?

Links & Resources:

Dr. Mercola & Vitamin D World Health Organization & Deficiencies


Nutritional Tip:

Probiotics

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229: The Placebo Effect: How Suggestible Are You?

Nov 17, 2016 58:53

Description:

Have you heard of sham surgeries? In 2002, 180 people with osteoarthritis of the knee joined a double-blind study. Some patients underwent real arthroscopic surgery and a placebo group simply had a skin incision and then were stitched back up. Here is where it gets weird. The placebo group self-reported identical results to those who had undergone actual surgery.

This is just one example of thousands of documented instances of "mind over body" in healing modalities ranging from allopathic medicine and crystal therapy to group prayer and homeopathy. How can this be? On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we'll try to get to the bottom of this very real phenomenon.
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What You´ll Learn:

Why the scientific method has always been hindered by the placebo effect as it taints nearly every data set—it's omnipresent How crystals, prayer healing, Reiki, and fridge modalities can sometimes deliver amazing results Why certain conditions that respond better to placebos (ex: pain, skin conditions, Parkinson's, depression, anxiety) How shame surgeries can be just as effective as real surgeries Why hypnosis and placebo are not necessarily connected


Links & Resources:

Suggestible You Erik Vance's Site Sham Surgery References Sham Knee Surgery Trial

 ABOUT OUR GUEST
Erik Vance is a native Bay Area writer living in Mexico. In his earlier life, he was a biologist, a rock climbing guide, an environmental consultant, and an environmental educator.

His work focuses on the human element of science – the people who do it, those who benefit from it, and those who do not. He has written for The New York Times, Nature, Scientific American, Harper’s, National Geographic, and a number of other local and national outlets.

His first book, Suggestible You, about how the mind and body continually twist and shape our realities was inspired by his feature in Discover and is on Amazon. You can learn more about his work at www.ErikVance.com 

Nutritional Tip:

Cooking with Olive Oil

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228: Back Pain: Surgery or No Surgery?

Nov 9, 2016 40:41

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Back pain affects an estimated 80% of the population at some point in life, and yet most conditions are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. To complicate matters, most people have hard line ideas about treatment of their mysterious conditions, so it's no surprise that chronic pain, recurring problems, and frustration abound.

On the Yoga Talk Show, we tend toward natural, non-medical healing modalities; but there is a time and a place for allopathic medicine, and yes, even surgery. For every 10 students I know who healed their own spine, I know at least one for whom surgery was a life saver. Rather than look at the issue as black or white, it's important to consider all options and understand the best treatments.

Enter: Dr. Tony Mork. Board certified orthopedic surgeon and pioneer of endoscopic surgery. He breaks down surgical options in an incredibly simple and insightful way and makes a very convincing case for why spinal fusion, the most common surgery, should be avoided if at all possible.
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Listen & Learn:

Why most people with back pain have no accurate diagnosis of their problem Why X-Ray, CT or MRI doesn't tell the whole story How "spinal mapping" can find the real source of the pain How many conditions pass on their own in 8-12 weeks Why a discogram can be helpful in some cases The 3 types of surgery: vertebral fusion, decompressive surgery, rhizotomy (sever nerve roots) Why fusions are the most common and yet should be a last resort Why only 2% of spinal surgeries are endoscopic in the USA


Links & Resources:

Dr. Tony Mork's Site Dr. Mork's Youtube Channel

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Mork is a board certified orthopedic surgeon has personally performed more than 8,000 endoscopic spinal surgeries. He designed many of the specialized tools used in laser spinal surgery and is constantly pursuing the improvement of spinal care.

Dr. Mork has been instrumental in developing most of the current endoscopic spinal surgery techniques. He is one of the originators and wrote the original peer reviewed articles on most of the endoscopic spine surgery techniques used today. He was the co-founder of Microspine and founder of the Endoscopic Spinal Academy.

Nutritional Tip:

Frozen Foods

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227: Special Edition: Listener Q&A

Nov 3, 2016 53:00

Description:

Over 1 million people have listened to the Yoga Talk Show since its inception, and it's you the listeners I have to thank for all the support and growth over the years. To say "thanks" and deep-dive into a random smattering of topics, I've dedicated this show to answering your voice mails. Some of these questions we've covered in previous shows, but many are completely new, so I hope you find them helpful in your own practice.
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Listen & Learn:

Can you help with Plantar Fasciitis? Can some in their 90's use the Yoga Trapeze? How can I use yoga to heal my rotator cuff? Why 1:2 ratio breathing nose-to-mouth in Gravity Yoga? Will yoga therapy be the "next big thing?" How should I train for the full splits? Is Hot Yoga dangerous for my SI Joint?

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226: Neurogenic Yoga for Stress, Trauma & Tension Release

Oct 27, 2016 42:40

Description:

Almost everyone who practices yoga has experienced and emotional release or even a breakthrough in class—it just happens. But what if there were a way to actively encourage that type of release with more predictability? What if there were a way to created a safe, simple, and controlled stress release response at the end of each class?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet yoga trainer, Maria Alfaro, who integrates Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises (TRE) with traditional yoga classes to create something called, Neurogenic Yoga. For yoga students looking for a new and unique way to release long-held tension, this is a remarkable practice that can be learned quickly and practiced nearly anywhere.
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Listen & Learn:

How self-induced therapeutic tremors can cause massive breakthroughs in your practice and your life How trauma can get stored in the brain stem (not cortex) Why you could never by physically in pain during practice Why emotionally, you should always feel "in control" How tremors can access and sooth the brain stem

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Maria Alfaro is from Italy and lives Santa Cruz, California. She has over 26 years yoga experience in Iyengar, Ashtanga and Forrest Yoga and has been teaching since 1997. Maria was trained in TRE™ by its founder, Dr. David Berceli, in 2004 and she has been teaching his method ever since. She also has a background in martial arts, reiki, massage, and meditation.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Fruit Juice

Links & References from the Show:

TRE Neurogenic Yoga

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225: Inflammation: Kryptonite for Your Health

Oct 21, 2016 41:34

Description:

Chronic inflammation is a precursor to a myriad of diseases and illness, and the foods and lifestyle choices we're making are largely at fault. Perhaps the biggest challenge with inflammation is you cannot see it, so it can be a "silent killer," wreaking havoc without you even aware of what's going on.

This week's guest on the Yoga Talk Show hopes to change all that—and more.
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Listen & Learn:

Why internal inflammation can contribute (or even cause) weight gain, aging and disease How a simple and cheap C-Reactive Protein test can tell you if this is a problem or not How some of the most common foods create a negative reaction inside our bodies Why arthritis, skin problems, and digestive issues might be linked to chronic inflammation There are two types of inflammation: chronic and short-term/acute How your microbiome health is crucial to your health Why you should avoid Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and antibiotics

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Kellyann Petrucci is a weight-loss and natural anti-aging transformation expert. She has a private practice in the Birmingham, Michigan area and is a concierge doctor for celebrities in New York City and Los Angeles. She is a board-certified naturopathic physician and a certified nutrition consultant.

You might have seen her on The Doctors, Dr. Oz, and other television news programs. She is the driving force behind the website DrKellyann.com, and has authored six books for John Wiley & Sons.


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Nut Milks

Links & References from the Show:

Find a Functional Doctor Dr. Kellyann's Site

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224: Does Ethical, Eco-Friendly Protein Exist?

Oct 13, 2016 39:57

Description:

By 2050, we'll have 9 billion people on the planet, and we cannot feed them with chicken, pigs, cows, wheat, soy, and corn. The food system that got us to where we are today is now destroying our planet and threatens our health; so we need to seek out nutritious, ethical and sustainable food that scales globally.
Enter: edible insects.

A crick can be as much as 20x's more efficient in terms of water, land, and resources than its equivalent in beef protein, and there are thousands of other insects that are edible to choose from. At scale, insects are cheap, easy-to-grow, bio-diverse, and whether convenient or not, they are the future of food.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, Lucas Rockwood talks with insect food bar manufactures to get a deeper understanding of the next phase of mass food production.
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ABOUT BÚI & STEFAN

Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson studied psychology at the University of Iceland, product design (BA) at the Iceland Academy of Arts and the National Art Academy in Oslo (MA, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo). Bui has mostly specialized in design related food production. His design is characterized by the breakup of traditional processing methods with the aim of creating new knowledge and increasing sustainability. Stefan Atli Thoroddsen joined Bui in the founding of a company specialized in insect production. His background is in business and marketing.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Brown Rice

Links & References from the Show:

Jungle Bar: Use 'YOGABODY' coupon code for 25% off UN Report on Edible Insects Little Herds

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223: Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises [TRE]

Oct 6, 2016 48:09

Description:

How many people do you know who live stress-free lives without any tension or trauma? Let me guess: none! Stress, tension and even "soft trauma" are part of all our lives, and the tools most of us have to deal with these issues are limited at best. A dedicated yoga practice can offer great help, but there are new and innovative ways to balance your nervous system and release neurological tension.


In this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet Dr. David Berceli, creator of Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), a very powerful way to use controlled tremors to overcome inner conflict.

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Listen & Learn:

How Dr. Berceli teaches 7 poses to incite a controlled tremor response The difference between a neurological and psychological trauma Neurophysiology: how your mind impacts your body and body your mind Why trauma can arise from any over-stimulation to the nervous system What we can learn from the animal kingdom about shaking and tremors


ABOUT DAVID BERCELI

David Berceli, Ph.D. is an international expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution. He is the creator of Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). David has spent over twenty years providing trauma relief workshops and designing recovery programs for international organizations around the world. He has lived and worked extensively in Israel/Palestine, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Yemen, Egypt, and Lebanon.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Bulletproof Coffee

Links & References from the Show:

Trauma Prevention Neurogenic Yoga

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222: Developing Your Own At-Home Practice

Sep 29, 2016 33:46

Description:

Advanced yoga students come in all shapes and sizes around the world, but the one thing they all share in common is a commitment to self-practice. In order to achieve mastery at any skill whether yoga or chess, at-home study is a must; but the problem is that most students struggle with motivation and follow-through. There are more video classes, practice tips and tools than ever before in history, and yet at-home practice is just as challenging as ever.

So what do you do?

In this week’s Yoga Talk Show, Lucas shares his personal tips and tricks for taking yoga from a “here and there” practice to a total lifestyle shift. He’ll give you simple strategies for integrating your practice in all aspects of your life, from morning to night.
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Listen & Learn:

Why morning or evening are usually the best “practice times” Why 30-minutes per day might make more sense than an hour How to bookend your day with breathing Simple online tools for accountability, community and support

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Intermittent Fasting - should you give it a go?

Links & References from the Show:

Yoga Teachers College

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221: Ouch, My Back Hurts

Sep 21, 2016 39:41

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It's estimated that 80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some point in their life—and most people are left frustrated and confused about how to actually heal. Should you take medications? Get physical therapy? See a chiropractor?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet "Spondy" researcher, Justin Adkins. Spondylolisthesis is a serious spinal injury where a vertebra shifts forward causing pain, inflammation, and often radiating nerve problems. While there is no one-size-fits-all cure for Spondy or any other back pain problem, there is a framework for healing that can really help.

JUSTIN ADKINS

Justin is a certified strength and conditioning coach through the NSCA. He is also certified by USA Weightlifting and the Functional Movement Screen. He has trained and helped countless athletes from the youth to the professional level achieve their performance goals and return from various injuries. Like the tens of thousands of people each year, Justin was also diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis as a teenager.

Justin became his own first client to deal with his own condition, and now helps thousands of people through his website: www.Spondyinfo.com
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Listen & Learn:

Why spondylolysis is often a precursor spondylolisthesis How spondy is an anterior movement of a vertebra Why doctors are often pain-removal focused (whereas you might be full-function focused) Why you need to commit to a daily healing practice, even if just for 10-15 minutes

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Acid Alkaline - friend or foe?

Links & References from the Show:

SpondyInfo

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220: Heart Rate Variability from Your Phone

Sep 14, 2016 55:39

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The benefits of yoga practice are at least 50% nervous system related; and yet, most of the yoga world has completely forgotten your body's electrical system. The nervous system effects of yoga are what distinguish it from other movement modalities, and it's where much of the magic of practice is hidden.


For decades, there has been a biofeedback tool called, Heart Rate Variability (HRV), that allowed scientists to sneak peek into patients autonomic nervous system. Today, thanks to cheap sensor technology and smart phones, anyone can test their HRV using a smart phone at home.


Any serious yoga student should learn how to use HRV to quantify, track and better understand what's going on, electrically, inside them. Quantification is going to completely revolutionize mind-body wellness and the way we practice. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet Marco Altini, PhD, a tech entrepreneur pioneering HRV applications for at-home use.


About the Guest


Marco is a data scientist, programmer, and has a PhD in applied Machine Learning. He leads data science at Bloomlife, a digital health startup focusing on helping expecting mothers have a healthy pregnancy. He's been developing apps since 2012, and has done a tone of work with Heart Rate Variability which is what we'll be discussing today.
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What You’ll Learn:

Why heart rate monitors simply give us an average heart rate per minute How beat-to-beat variances gives us a completely different picture of what's happening in our body—an insight into our nervous system How cheap, at-home sensor technology is changing the way we can monitor our own health Why breath pacing of 4-6 breaths per minute is ideal for most people to get into a high state of HRV


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Tea vs Coffee

Links & References from the Show:

Marco Altini's Blog & Site Bloomlife

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219: Getting Started with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Sep 8, 2016 49:25

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USA Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps made headlines this year with his black and blue marks all over this back during his races. Wonder what that was? It's a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique called, cupping, and it's believed to increase circulation, reduce inflammation and improve recovery time. Does it really work? Can Traditional Chinese Medicine help you? And what about acupuncture?


If you're new to these practices, you'll love this week's Yoga Talk Show with Jennifer Dubowsky.

About Jennifer Dubowsky:


Jennifer Dubowsky is a licensed acupuncturist with a practice in downtown Chicago. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from University of Illinois in Chicago and a Masters in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College.


Jennifer has researched and written many articles on Chinese medicine and has a popular blog. Her first book, Adventures in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs and Ancient Ideas for Today, was published and 2013 and is available on Amazon.


She is a senior columnist for the Acupuncture Now Foundation, and you can learn more about her work at: www.tcm007.com
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What You’ll Learn:

Why Michael Phelps has black and blue marks all over his back How TCM works to restore balance of body and mind Why "dry needling" might mean "not qualified" How to find an TCM doctor at www.NCCAOM.org


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

How to use cilantro for mercury detoxification?

Links & References from the Show:

Jennifer Dubowsky's Blog & Site Jennifer's Facebook & Twitter Chinese Medicine Basics Understanding Acupuncture What is Cupping?

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218: Is Your Gut Health the Problem?

Sep 1, 2016 40:36

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What is your "Gut IQ?" Is your gut a genius or a fool? Your gut is home to over 3lbs of bacteria, both good and bad. Your gastrointestinal health is crucial for the digestion and absorption of nutrients, your immune system, and even neurotransmitter production – but many people suffer from chronic gas, bloating, irregular bowels, and inflammation.

Anyone concerned with holistic health must start with the gut, so on this week's Yoga Talk Show, Dr. Chaudhary will point you in the right direction.

About Dr. Chaudary:

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is a medical doctor, an integrative neuroscientist, and an expert in Ayurvedic medicine. She successfully developed a system to manage chronic neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraine headaches, by incorporating changes in diet, behavior, and stress, in addition to the standard allopathic approaches.

Dr. Chaudhary is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz show, and her new book, The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss is available on Amazon.com.
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Listen & Learn:

Why your immunity is directly related to your gut health Why white coating on your tongue in the morning can be a sign of poor gut health How triphala can help heal your digestive tract How Ayurveda can help anyone with gut health, weight loss, and whole body health Why probiotics can make some people feel great and others feel sick

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Prebiotics: How do they differ from Probiotics and why are they important?

Links & References from the Show:

The Prime Club

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217: The Big Protein Question

Aug 25, 2016 47:21

Description:

In any health conversation, one of the most-common things discussed is: “So where do you get your protein?” This is not a bad question, but it’s not exactly the right question either. Protein is a real concern for everyone navigating our modern food system, but there are better questions to ask to achieve optimal health.

In this week’s Yoga Talk Show, Lucas shares new ways to think about protein and make choices in your own life that you’ll notice right away.

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Listen & Learn:

Why the “complete protein” myth does more harm than good Why percentage-based protein numbers confuse most people How to determine your baseline protein needs Why protein deficiency is extremely rare, but imbalance is common Real concerns for you and our world food system in regards to protein

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Sodium Intake Recommendations

Links & References from the Show:

10 Plant Based Proteins

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216: Hypopressive Exercises for Core Strength & Rehab

Aug 19, 2016 53:49

Description:

Have you ever sneezed and accidentally peed your pants? Have you (or someone you know) suffered from a distended abdomen after pregnancy? Did you know that many women, even women who have never given birth are suffering from prolapse—and that it affects men too?

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a huge problem affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Our modern life encourages weakness, tightness, and imbalanced tissues of the pelvic floor, and the side effects can be life-altering and detrimental to your health. On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll learn how to reverse it naturally with Hypopressive Exercises.
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About the Guest

Trista Zinn is the founder of Coreset Fitness. She is a personal trainer who specializes in pelvic health and core re-programming. She’s Canada’s master trainer in HYPOPRESSIVE® Low Pressure Fitness.

She has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years and after being diagnosed with stage 2 prolapse (many years after childbirth), a condition she was told she’d need surgery to correct, she learned the Hypopressive approach to healing and became her own first student.
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Listen & Learn:

Why 50% or more of women will experience incontinence, prolapse, diastasis recti or other pelvic floor dysfunctions at some point in their life Why traditional ab exercises can often make it worse Why breathing is foundation for pelvic floor health How Hypopressive Low Pressure Exercise can help reverse chronic conditions

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

What is the best kind of vinegar to use?

Links & References from the Show:

Coreset Fitness Low Pressure Fitness

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215: Where Are All the Guys in Yoga?

Aug 11, 2016 46:45

Description:

Many yoga teachers will tell you that their class is for everyone - all sizes, ages, backgrounds, and genders - and yet the actual students that turn up to class tell a different story. They tend to be a very similar group of people. In most parts of the world, women represent 70-90% of the yoga communities, and this puts off some men from staring, and it's frustrating to some men who love the practice.

Where are all the guys in yoga?

In this week's Yoga Talk Show we address the somewhat controversial topic of gender and fitness preferences.
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About the Guest

Dean Pohlman founded Man Flow Yoga in college in order to promote yoga with guys. After experiencing huge benefits himself from yoga, he wanted to make the practice more accessible to men, athletes, and physical fitness-minded individuals. Dean took out the Sanskrit and the meditation and inserted terminology that is familiar to people with sports backgrounds. Instead of focusing on the more spiritual side of yoga, he focuses entirely on the physical aspects.
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Listen & Learn:

How masculine people often prefer solo practice and feminine people often prefer group classes Why removing religious and spiritual undertones from yoga classes might be the best way to show respect for diversity How athletes can benefit from yoga and how yoga students can benefit from athleticism Why the future of yoga needs to be more inclusive

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Eating Essential Oils?

Links & References from the Show:

Man Flow Yoga

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214: Corrective Exercise

Aug 4, 2016 54:03

Description:

We often think of “exercise” as the yoga class after work, the morning job, or a weightlifting session. But there are many more ways to exercise, and one way often overlooked is Corrective Exercise, or the fitness practices designed specifically to correct weakness, tightness and imbalance in the body.

On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll learn about simple self-care techniques that can make a huge difference in your health.

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About the Guest

Brendan won World and National Collegiate powerlifting championships during his studies and went on to attain his Corrective Exercise Specialty from The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Brendan invented Posture PT back support that launched on Kickstarter recently. He is a practicing meditator under guidance of Sadhguru of the Isha Foundation, schooled in classical yoga and mysticism.

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Listen & Learn:

Why Correct Exercise is a great choice for healing injuries Why stronger rather than gentler rehab routines might just be the best choice Why tight hip flexors can cause lower back pain  What “autogenic inhibition” is and how it can help you with corrective exercise self-care How “the couch stretch” can help counteract the effects of chronic sitting How “the doorway stretch” can help open your upper body Why 1 minute of mobility per 30 minutes of sitting can make a huge difference

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Are there any good store bought Salad Dressings?

Links & References from the Show:

Posture PT

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213: Minimal Footwear for the Modern Yoga Student

Jul 28, 2016 41:52

Description:

Yoga students invest hours on functional flexibility, strength, and mobility, but the moment they leave the studio, most lace up restrictive footwear. Modern shoes squish your toes, damage your arches, and contribute to dysfunctional movement patterns leading to chronic pain and injury upstream including: knee pain, back and hip pain.


The solution? You need to learn about minimal shoes. On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, Lucas meets with Steve Perna of Lems Shoes, a niche manufacturer and innovator in the minimal footwear scene to learn about the why and the how behind this type of shoe.


Steve Perna is one of the early team members at Boulder, Colorado-based Lems Shoes, and currently heads up wholesale distribution. Lems Shows was founded in 2011 and creates YOGABODY-recommended active, office, and casual footwear.
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Listen & Learn:

What the terms “zero drop” and a “wide toe box” mean, and why you should insist on them in your shoes Why you might need to transition into minimal footwear starting with just a couple hours of use per day Why it’s normal to experience some foot pain during your transition to minimal Why your walking and running gate might feel goofy at first

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

How much salt is too much?

Links & References from the Show:

Lems Shoes

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212: Warrior Style Yoga with a Former Navy Seal

Jul 21, 2016 50:49

Description:

You might think of yoga and the military as polar opposites, but the rigor of military training and a dedicated yoga practice actually have a lot in common. According to former Seal Commander, Mark Divine, the Seals training is a type of yoga training itself. As a former Seal, a lifelong student of Martial Arts, and an accomplished yoga student, Mark has created a warrior-based style of yoga he calls, Kokoro Yoga, whose principals he’ll share with you on this week’s show.

Mark Divine is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-selling author of five books including Kokoro Yoga: Maximize Your Human Potential and Develop the Spirit of a Warrior--the SEALfit Way. Mark finished as the #1 trainee of his SEAL BUDS class, served 9 years on active duty, and completed 11 years as a Reserve Seal retiring as Commander in 2011.
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Listen & Learn:

Why you need to “embrace the suck” of practice to get benefits How yoga can (and should) be adapted to your personal needs that change as you age Why personal practice can appeal to more masculine-oriented people The strengths and weaknesses of Ashtanga Yoga Why recovery and rest can be the most-challenging to learn

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

What is the best sweetener to keep in the kitchen?

Links & References from the Show:

SEALfit

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211: Lucid Dream Yoga

Jul 15, 2016 01:00:36

Description:

We spend a third of our lives asleep, but most people treat sleep and dream states like second rate citizens of consciousness, always given the back seat to waking states. On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll learn how yoga and mindful sleep go hand-in-hand, and why serious yoga students should learn to zonk out like a pro.

Andrew Holecek is an author, spiritual teacher, and humanitarian. As a long-time student of Buddhism that he teaches with a contemporary perspective – blending the ancient wisdom of the East with modern knowledge from the West.

He is the author of three books, The Power and the Pain: Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy, Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Perspective, and Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming.
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Listen & Learn:

How your diurnal practices (waking state) set the stage for good or poor sleep Why you need to develop a lucid relationship to your waking consciousness before you’ll be able to consistently lucid dream How to appreciate and nurture hypnagogic (just before sleep) and hypnopompic (just before waking) states How napping can be a great way to induce lucid dreams How to Have Wake Induced Lucid Dreams (WILDs) How “dreamlets” of 10 seconds or also very powerful Best practices for sleep hygiene: stone-cold sober, clean, empty belly, mindful/meditation/prayer/gratitude practice, darkroom, no screen time, lie on right side (sleeping lion mudra, same as Buddha death), galantamine supplement Why serious yoga students need to be careful not to become a “state junkie” hopping from one peak state experience to the next

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Do we need to take supplements?

Links & References from the Show:

Andrew Holecek

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210: Demystifying Core Strength

Jul 7, 2016 40:45

Description:

Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall is a physiotherapist specializing in core work, pelvic floor, functional movement, and injury prevention and healing. A former division I athlete, Dr. Duvall has been working with athletes, moms, office works and everyone in-between to help them find balance and heal their bodies.

If you ask anyone who is into health and fitness, core strength is usually top on their list of priorities. But what is core strength, anyway? Is that six-pack abs? Does it mean you can do 300 crunches? On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll meet physiotherapist, Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, who will demystify core strength and help you understand many of the nagging conditions that result from a week and imbalanced core.

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Listen & Learn:

Why head and chin position is foundational for proper posture which leads to core strength and stability Why pelvic floor tone is a follower not a leader, meaning you need to sort out your movement patterns to best affect change Why tight and weak are usually the enemy while flexible and strong are usually the treatment Why we must have basic, functional fitness capacity such as the ability to do a push-up, pull-up, and squat Why Kegals and Mula Bandha can be the wrong choice for some people

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Soy Sauce

Links & References from the Show:

Core Exercise Solutions

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209: Flexibility Training Demystified

Jun 29, 2016 40:34

Description:

When it comes to flexibility, most people fall into 3 main categories: those who have always been flexible and think it's no big deal (dancers, gymnasts, random outliers); those who have always been stiff and assume they can't change; and lastly, those rare individuals who have truly transformed their bodies.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, we debunk the myths around flexibility so you can address your stiff hips, hamstrings and spine in an intelligent way and have a simple roadmap to practice .
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Listen & Learn:

Why flexibility training should supplement (not replace) whatever movement or exercise you're doing now Why flexibility training should happen after (not before) all other forms of training How to use nose-to-mouth breathing to down-regulated your nervous system and improve results Why passive stretches are most effective for training flexibility How your nervous system plays a key role in mobility

Yoga Practice Tip of the Week:

How to: Reverse Prayer

Links & References from the Show:

Flexibility Kit

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208: Have Modern Mothers Lost Their Way?

Jun 23, 2016 01:01:44

Description:

Kimberly Johnson is a yoga teacher trainer, Rolfer, women’s health care advocate, mother, and doula. Much of her most recent work focuses on postpartum care. She's the author of the soon-to-be released book, The Fourth Trimester: A New Mother's Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality.

Motherhood is more complex than ever with women attempting to juggle career, family, and their own health often without the support of family or community that has been so much a part of the human experience up until recent times. To make things more challenging, pop-health images of pregnant moms with their baby bumps dead-lifting huge weight or doing handstands on the beach only add to the pressures on moms to try to be everything.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, Kimberly Johnson shares her personal and professional experience working with both expecting moms and new moms on their own health.
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Listen & Learn:

Why WHO research suggests a 8-12% C-section rate to be appropriate while USA has 32% rate and countries like China and Brazil have rates as high as 80% Why postpartum care is practically non-existent How rest is the secret ingredient missing from pre- and post-partum care How it came to be that non-mothers have become authorities on yoga for pregnancy Simple self-care and mindset shifts for mums-to-be and moms today

Yoga Practice Tip of the Week:

How to: Box Splits

Links & References from the Show:

You can find her work online at: www.KajYoga.com or www.Magamama.com

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207: Integrating Essential Oils Into Your Health Plan

Jun 16, 2016 51:59

Description:

Dr. Eric L. Zielinski (“Dr. Z”) is a natural health care provider, chiropractor and researcher with the intent to educate, inspire and challenge people to live their potential. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University and is currently working on his Master of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Z’s mission is to provide people with simple, evidence-based tools that they need to experience the Abundant Life, and today we're going to talk about essential oils specifically.


Essential oils have exploded in popularity in recent years, particularly in the yoga community, but there is lots of controversy and confusion too. Should you ingest them or not? Is it ok to use them directly on the skin? Is it safe to use a diffuser to vaporize oils?


On this week's show, Dr. Z shares his latest research and findings on essential oils along with some key advice and recommendations.
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Listen & Learn:

How to use essential oil internally, how to use enteric coated capsules Why you should always dilute essential oils Why many plants are becoming extinct Why CBD/cannabis extract can be hexane or butane extracted Why fractionated coconut oil is the best choice for dilution

Yoga Practice Tip of the Week:

Does food have anything to do with flexibility?

Links & References from the Show:

Abundant Life

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206: Sustainable Eating for You & the Planet

Jun 9, 2016 59:08

Description:

Pop environmental wisdom teaches that a vegetarian diet is the most sustainable way of eating for the planet, but is this always true? What about in areas where crops are impossible to grow, but where grazing animals thrive? These are hot-button issues that require deep inquiry and have no simple answers.


On this week's Yoga Talk Show, city slicker-turned-farmer, Diana Rodgers, shares her vision of a “return to nature” for a more sustainable and healthy planet.


Diana is a “real food” Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living on a working organic farm west of Boston. She's an author and also the host of The Sustainable Dish Podcast and the mother of 2 kids. She speaks at universities and conferences internationally about nutrition and sustainability, social justice, animal welfare and food policy issues.


Diana is a staff writer for Paleo Magazine. She contributes regularly to several blogs and her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Outside Magazine, and Mother Earth News.
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Listen & Learn:

Why "sustainability" refers to you, the environment, and the planet How eating a cow might be more ethical than eating kale Why traditional vegetarian diets are often dairy and grain heavy, the worst for both you and the planet Why soils needs animals and animals (like us) need soil How food systems are inherently complex

Yoga Practice Tip of the Week:

Handstands -- how to do them in the middle of the room?

Links & References from the Show:

Sustainable Dish

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205: Happiness vs. Intelligence

Jun 1, 2016 56:15

Description:

Most people claim “happiness” is one of their top priorities in life, but how many of us really take time to define what that means? Is it free time? Is it friends and family? Is it financial success? Humans have evolved with a brain hard-wired to avoid danger and threats to our personal safety above all else, but that is not the ideal mental model for a fulfilled life most would define as happy. For many people, their ideal of happiness goes against much of their hard-wired tendencies, so to achieve it, it requires serious thought, hard work, and deliberate lifestyle design.

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, author, Raj Raghunathan, shares his research, teaching, and writing around happiness based on his career.


Raj is an award-winning Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas in Austin. Raj’s work has appeared in leading marketing journals, and has been cited in several mass media outlets, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Austin American Statesman, The Houston Chronicle, and Self Magazine. He is the author of a new book titled, “If You Are So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?”

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Listen & Learn:

Why "what you're missing out on" might be causing unhappiness Why it's important to define happiness Why happiness is to be lighthearted but not at the cost of being cruel and a state of harmony (right now is good) Why you must prioritize happiness, go on a news fast, and a nature feast Why you should develop a spiritual attitude (that life is aligned, not benign or maligned) How default negativity can cause people to note dangers, and it's easy to get lost in this

Yoga Practice Tip of the Week:

Grip Strength - how to deal with wrist pain?

Links & References from the Show:

Happy Smarts

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204: Magic Mushroom Medicine

May 25, 2016 49:18

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We´ve been talking about the Future of Food and what our main food sources will be as the population increases, are mushrooms one of them? Are they important and can they benefit our health and well being when used as more than a staple food?


On this week´s Yoga Talk Show, you will meet Jeff Chilton and we will discover the surprising nutritional facts and health benefits of mushrooms. Who knew that they are not just a pizza topping!


Jeff Chilton studied ethno-mycology at the University of Washington and began working on a commercial mushroom farm in 1973—and mushrooms have been the focus of his career ever since. During the next 10 years he became the production manager, responsible for the cultivation of over 2 million pounds of agaricus mushrooms per year. He was also involved in the research and development of shiitake, oyster and enoki mushrooms which resulted in the earliest US fresh shiitake sales in 1978.


His current company, Nammex, was founded in 1989 and produces source material for medicinal-grade nutritional formulas.
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Listen & Learn:

Why you should be eating shiitake mushrooms regularly Why mushroom mycelium (rather than fruiting body) is not a great source for food or nutrition How poor quality supplements can be high in grains and starch Beta-glucans can make up to 25-60% of mushrooms (or almost none at all) Why "made in USA" is the worst choice How to test your product with iodine Whar are Triterpenes Why the majority of all mushrooms are grown in China—and certainly the best ones How to grow your mushrooms in dark spaces, light spaces, tree cuttings, and more

Yoga Practice Tip of the Week:

Flexibility Training

Links & References from the Show:

Nammex

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203: The Dangers & Benefits of Breathing

May 19, 2016 46:24

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Breathing has never been more popular in yoga, fitness, and mindfulness circles—but unfortunately, most people lump all breathing into one category assuming that it's all good. The reality is that different breathing practices have dramatically different effects on your body and nervous system.


So before you breathe yourself into a frenzy, hold your breath for 3 minutes, or slow your respiration down to a stupor, it's worth digging into the science of what's really going on.
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What You’ll Learn:

How breath can either up-regulate, down regulate, or balance your nervous system Why many schools of breathing mistakenly teach one method as "the" method when the right breath practice depends on you and your situation The dangers of using extreme breathing practices while bathing, swimming or even while driving The differences between Wim Hof breath, Buteyko, most yogic breathing, and HRV balancing breath

Yoga Practice Tip of the Week:

Strength vs Flexibility - how do you find balance?

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202: Sleep Hygiene: Engineering Better Rest

May 12, 2016 51:54

Description:

You know you should sleep 7 to 8 hours per night, but do you really sleep that much? And when you do, is the quality of your sleep any good? Modern life makes pillow-time a huge challenge. Your cell phone on the nightstand emits blue light and EMF, your high glucose dessert after dinner leaves your hormones out of whack, and that glass of red wine you use to initially fall asleep will eventually backfire and keep you from achieving deep, restful sleep.

With the best possible intentions, our sleep hygiene is often a mess.
On this week’s, Yoga Talk Show, Dr. Raj Dasgupta will help you learn how to improve both the quality and quantity of your sleep. You’ll learn about common “sleep killers” in your lifestyle and environment, and the small action steps you can take to improve your sleep hygiene immediately.
Dr. Raj Dasgupta is a Quadruple Board Certified Doctor. He's an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) in the division of Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine. You may have seen him on television or published in numerous media. His mission is to educate patients, students and aspiring doctors to better patient care.

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What You’ll Learn:

Why sleep apnea is a huge and growing problem that can impact your weight, your mood, your hormones, and so much more Why N3 and REM sleep are so important (and often lacking) Why stimulus control is key to a good night sleep Why you should stop "clock watching" How alcohol helps you fall asleep but promises poor quality sleep Why blue light from screen time suppresses melatonin Why cognitive behavioral therapy is the cornerstone of stress management Why all sleep aids decrease respiration and should be used only when necessary Are electromagnetic fields (EMF) really an issue?

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Best way to use Turmeric in the kitchen

Links & References from the Show:

Doctor Raj Dasgupta

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201: Choose Your Own Life Adventure

May 5, 2016 44:03

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We all want to live a life of adventure, purpose, and meaning - but that’s easier said than done. With each passing year, our lives get more full, more stressful, and in many cases, more complicated. How do you carve out a unique path for yourself and really discover your life’s purpose?


On this week’s, Yoga Talk Show, we explore the road less traveled and dissect the conventional in search of fulfillment. You’ll meet, Chris Guillebeau, world traveler, writer, and non-conformist extraordinaire who will inspire you to live “a remarkable life in a conventional world” and to enjoy the trip as you search for a better, more fulfilling life.


Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur, author, blogger and speaker. You might know him from The Art of Nonconformity blog and book. He organizes the annual World Domination Summit in Portland each year and his other inspiring books include The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, and his newest book, Born For This.
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What You’ll Learn:

How Chris traveled to 193 countries How travel is for everyone (not just the wealthy) Why the path of non-conformity is perhaps the best path Me focus vs. service focus, which is better?


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Is Green Tea REALLY good for you?

Links & References from the Show:

The Art of Nonconformity

Q&A from the show:

Vit D & Melatonin: don't take before bed

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200: Hot & Cold Therapy for Yoga Students

Apr 28, 2016 47:01

Description:

If you want to start an argument among yoga students, just mention the phrase "hot yoga." Love it or hate it, Hot Yoga has spread across the globe faster than any other style—and there are solid health benefits that few people are aware of. As a yin to the yang that is Hot Yoga, cold therapy and cryotherapy are now the new new thing with ice baths and freezer chambers all over social media.


But is heat really good for you? And what about cold? And why?


On this week's Yoga Talk Show, Lucas dives into some of the latest research about the benefits and risks associated with heat and cold therapy for yoga students.


MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: both heat and cold therapy can be dangerous and even fatal. This is meant for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Never practice heat or cold therapy alone, and ideally practice under expert supervisions.


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What You’ll Learn:

Why sweating does release toxins How heat can help build muscle How heat and increase growth hormone How heat can improve sugar metabolism How cold can trigger norepinephrine Why cold is not always a smart choice


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Are black beans a good source of protein?

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Nickel, Copper, Zinc, and Lead Arsenic & Lead Phthalates (DEHP and MEHP) [1] [2] Reduced heart attack risk (23%-48%) – 2300 Finnish men Increased anti-oxidant system of the body Improved Lipid Profile (lowers LDL and triglycerides)[1][2] Increased Endurance Performance (red blood cells and plasma up) Human Growth Hormone 100-500% increase

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199: Home Grown Mushrooms

Apr 21, 2016 50:40

Description:

Many of us go to great lengths and great expense to obtain organic and locally-grown foods, but the leftovers including stems, rinds, peels, and grounds are usually throw in the garbage. What a waste!


On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet, Nikhil Arora, the co-founder of Back to the Roots, an innovative company that uses up-cycled coffee grounds to grow mushrooms - and you can too using their at-home kits.


Mushrooms are one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can grow in just about any home or apartment, and they surely play a role in the future of food.
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What You’ll Learn:

Why it makes no sense to throw away high quality food scraps and cuttings How coffee grounds can be used to grow superfoods in just about any home Why the future of food needs to offer more people better quality food for less money


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Why you should eat mushrooms?!


Links & References from the Show:

Back to the Roots

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198: Breathe, Perform & Recover

Apr 14, 2016 58:26

Description:

Could "mood" be the #1 determining variable in performance and recovery from training? What impact does reduced breathing versus accelerated breathing have on your oxygen and carbon dioxide levels—and what about your nervous system?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet strength and conditioning coach, Brian MacKenzie, who will introduce you to breath training in a whole new way.


Brian MacKenzie is a strength and conditioning coach and the creator of CrossFit Endurance, which specializes in movement with an emphasis in running, cycling, and swimming mechanics. Brian has been featured in Competitor, Runner's World, Triathlete, Men's Journal, ESPN Rise, The Economist, Outside, and in the book, The 4-Hour Body. Brian has consulted with several athletic teams, including the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Champions San Jose State Women's Swim Team. His books include: Power, Speed, Endurance and Unbreakable Runner. You can learn more about his work at www.Unscared.com

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What You’ll Learn:

What hypoxic training is, and why it can be useful How "elevation masks" are being used for warm-up and recovery How Wim Hof's method can be used to combat lactic acid post workout Why we're in the "Wild West" of breathing right now


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

Tomato Sauce - friend or foe?


Links & References from the Show:

PSE - Power, Speed, Endurance

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