The Ultimate Health Podcast: Wellness, Nutrition, Fitness, & Exercise

The Ultimate Health Podcast: Wellness, Nutrition, Fitness, & Exercise

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Health & wellness experts, Dr. Jesse Chappus and Marni Wasserman will teach and inspire you to reach your maximum potential. They dig deep into the most current health information. Topics include nutrition, superfoods, fitness, meditation, and spirituality. Many of the shows feature guest interviews with world-class experts in the health & wellness community. Jesse and Marni will take your health to the next level with their weekly show! Learn more at http://ultimatehealthpodcast.com Reach us anytime at contact@ultimatehealthpodcast.com

Episodes

179: Focus Friday - The Anti-Morning Routine  

Morning routines are a hot topic in today's health and wellness world.

We feel like we've shared a lot of what we do to start our days on the right foot in other podcast episodes, blog posts, etc.

So instead of rehashing our morning routines... we're here to share what not to do in the morning aka the anti-morning routine.

Enjoy!

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Join TUHP Community on Facebook

Marni's 2 hour morning routine & fave breakfast go-to's blog post

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178: Mark Sisson - Ketosis Curbs Hunger • The Healthiest Oil • Reboot Your Metabolism  

Mark Sisson is a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness his life’s work.

He’s written a series of bestselling health and fitness books and his blog MarksDailyApple.com is the world’s most popular ancestral health website.

Mark is also the creator of Primal Kitchen which makes high quality sauces and dressings and he just opened the second Primal Kitchen Restaurant.

In this episode, we discuss:

Mark took his health to the next level by going keto Mark ditched his plans of going to medical school and decided to train for the US olympic team for the marathon Combining the keto diet with endurance sport Rebooting your metabolism so you can burn fat more efficiently for the rest of your life When you go keto... hunger no longer runs your life If you need to lose body fat, keto might be your answer Being in ketosis can help you build and spare muscle mass Your brain loves ketones and runs better on them vs. glucose How Mark's brain went from a 10 to an 11 when he went keto Ketones can help manage certain types of neurological disorders (epilepsy) The ketogenic diet has been shown to eliminate seizures When does Mark use exogenous ketones? Comparing ketosis to a cleanse How Mark doesn't eat until 1pm - he skips breakfast Pickles are "free food" Mark's big ass salad The healthiest of all oils Eating keto doesn't mean you give up veggies Are people abusing protein on a keto diet? Stop sweating to eat Women and the ketogenic diet... things to consider Make exercise fun Strategies for next level sleep How Mark manages stress while running four businesses Sometimes you just need to "enjoy life" The less sugar you eat in your lifetime, the healthier you'll be

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Perfect Keto

177: Focus Friday - Biohack Your Health  

After our latest podcast interview with Luke Story, biohacker extraordinaire... we decided to share how we are biohacking our health.

Have a listen, decide on a new biohack (from our show or elsewhere), and begin to implement it this weekend.

Be sure to share your biohacking adventures with us over on our Instagram.

Happy biohacking!

Related links:

Listen to Luke Storey previously on TUHP (episode #176)

Berkey Water Filter Systems

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176: Luke Storey - Find Your Style • Biohacking In A Big City • Kundalini Yoga 101  

Luke Storey is a former Hollywood celebrity fashion stylist that’s spent the past twenty-one years developing and refining the ultimate lifestyle. 


He’s a transformational coach, public speaker, and entrepreneur that continues to share his strategies for healing and happiness through his lifestyle design coaching system, YouTube channel, and wildly popular podcast, The Life Stylist.

Since 2008, Luke has also served as Founder and CEO at School of Style, the nation's most prominent fashion school for stylists.

In this episode, we discuss:

How Luke went from fashion stylist to life stylist To make it in business... use the "fire, aim, ready" technique Luke's self destructive past Taking your style to the next level Dress for your body type Find your spirt animal when it comes to style Biohacking in a big city Luke's morning routine and what he adds to his morning water Collecting your own spring water The best type of magnesium supplement Cold showers greatly reduce anxiety Why cryotherapy is something you may want to consider Vedic meditation What is "the real work?" Kundalini yoga 101 Float tanks are something you should try, at least 3 times Stop fighting reality The biggest life hack of them all Work at removing all negativity from your life

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Kettle & Fire Bone Broth

175: Focus Friday - How We Move  

An ongoing movement practice is essential for thriving health and wellbeing.

When it comes to movements you should find things you love to do and do them consistently.

Today we share how we move throughout the day and how it's evolved over the years.

Get moving! ;)

Related links:

Listen to us previously on TUHP - Making Fitness Fun (episode #13)

CoreChair

174: Leanne Vogel - Get Fat-Adapted • What's A Carb Up? • Vegans Can Go Keto, too  

Leanne Vogel is the founder of Healthful Pursuit, author of The Keto Diet, and host of The Keto Diet Podcast. She’s been in the field of nutrition since receiving her holistic nutrition certification in 2007. Leanne shares videos, podcast episodes, recipes, and keto-friendly resources on her blog.

In this episode, we discuss:

Selling everything off (including her house) and the next chapter in Leanne's life Leanne's health journey and how she stumbled upon the ketogenic diet These isn't just one version of the keto diet Keto 101 The impact of keto on your sleep Weight loss differences for men and women eating a ketogenic diet Keto diet = cognitive boost Say goodbye to your afternoon energy lull When you first start the ketogenic diet, you won't feel good... the keto flu Who can benefit from a higher fat diet? Signs you may want to try going keto ♫ Put the fat in, take the carbs out ♫ A number of quality fats including butter, ghee, mct oil, & cacao butter What's a carb up? Myth: carbs at night will make you fat Combining a keto diet with intermittent fasting Fat-adapted vs. keto 3 ways to test for ketones - urine, breath, and blood Can people who are vegetarian or vegan (plant-based) benefit from the keto diet? Taking some time for yourself

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Perfect Keto

173: Focus Friday - Going Grain-Free  

The grain-free movement is gaining momentum... and for good reason.

By removing grains from your diet your energy, digestion, focus, and wellbeing can all improve.

Taking grains out of your diet doesn’t have to be permanent, even just a temporary break can make a profound difference on your health.

The Ultimate Grain-Free Challenge is a delicious, easy, and fun way to get started!

Related links:

The Ultimate Grain-Free Challenge & Marni's new ebook (A Real Treat: Nourishing Grain-Free Desserts and Healing Elixirs)

Listen to Dr. William Davis previously on TUHP (episode #153)

How can you support our podcast?

1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on iTunes, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Play Music. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)

2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.

3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community.

4. Our favourite social media platform is Instagram. Follow our adventures.

5. Download our Habits app for iOS. You choose the healthy habits you want to implement and maintain and our app will help keep you on track. Download Habits app.

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Thank you!

172: Charlie Hoehn - Play Your Anxiety Away • Find Work That Doesn't Feel Like Work • Intentional Acts Of Kindness  

Charlie is the author of Play It Away and Recession-Proof Graduate. He's spoken at the Pentagon, TEDx, and universities around the world. Charlie is the Head of Podcast & Video for Book in a Box. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two dogs.

Today we’re talking about Charlie's experience with extreme anxiety and how he cured it primarily through play and switching to a play mindset.

In this episode, we discuss:

How he coordinated a huge event for Tim Ferriss The 1:3 sleep to wake ratio Charlie's slow and steady build to debilitating anxiety The various modalities Charlie tried to help relieve his anxiety eg. meditation, supplements, psychedelics, & fasting The book that was the tipping point during Charlie’s anxiety recovery How play completely cured Charlie of anxiety and depression within a few weeks How improv allowed Charlie to embrace what was going on in the moment Adopting a play mindset Children generally fall into one of 3 categories: secure, avoidant, or anxious We can all choose to view the world as a playground and the world tends to respond accordingly How to figure out what types of play best suits you Start by scheduling in as little as 30 minutes of play a week Outdoor sports are one of the best ways to reduce anxiety, especially in men Pay to play Fitting play into the workday It's ideal to find work that doesn't feel like work Finland has up to 2 hours of recess a day Are tracking devices such as Fitbit’s and social media taking away from the play experience? The less screen time you get, the happier you're going to be It's liberating to get rid of stuff - minimalism Finding an environment/location that supports your wellbeing Start smiling and saying hello to strangers on the street Intentional vs. random acts of kindness The more sleep you get, the better your work is The ultimate cheat in life... a 15-20 minute nap

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171: Focus Friday - Intentional Friendships  

It's common to hear in the self-help circles "you become like the 5 people you spend the most time with."

We believe this to be true!

We're here to inspire you to evaluate the people you're spending time with and to make your friendships more intentional.

Cheers to great friends!

Related links:

Listen to Dan Buettner previously on TUHP (episode # 170)

How can you support our podcast?

1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on iTunes, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Play Music. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)

2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.

3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community.

4. Our favourite social media platform is Instagram. Follow our adventures.

5. Download our Habits app for iOS. You choose the healthy habits you want to implement and maintain and our app will help keep you on track. Download Habits app.

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Thank you!

170: Dan Buettner - The Blue Zones • 4 Foods You Should Always Have On Hand • The Importance Of Naps  

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author. He’s discovered the five places in the world – dubbed “Blue Zones” – where people live the longest, and are healthiest. Dan’s TED Talk “How to live to be 100+” has been viewed over 3 million times.

In this episode, we discuss:

What are the Blue Zones and where are they located? How did the name Blue Zones come to be? Lower your cortisol and chances of suffering from heart disease by taking a nap The four food pillars across the Blue Zones The longest lived family had a slice or two of sourdough bread daily as part of lunch Consider stopping eating when you're 80 percent full 4 foods you should always have on hand and 4 foods you should never have on hand People in 4 out of the 5 of the Blue Zones consume wine The importance of picking your friends carefully and investing in them Volunteering leads to higher levels of life satisfaction Changing our perspective on the aging population and retirement Setting up an area of your home to downshift 45 minutes of TV a day is linked to optimal life satisfaction Why you might want to consider the bus over driving to work Dan's morning routine Finding an exercise you love to do and sticking to it Becoming friends with a vegetarian

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169: Focus Friday - Eat To Thrive  

We are all different.

There is no one "perfect diet" for everyone.

Your "perfect diet" may change over your lifetime.

Today, we share the evolution of our diets and inspire you to eat what makes you thrive.

Related links:

What The Health (documentary)

Matt Monarch

Paul Nison - Raw Life Health Show

Kevin and Annmarie Gianni - The Renegade Health Show

Marni Wasserman - Plant-Based Diet For Dummies (book)*

How can you support our podcast?

1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on iTunes, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Play Music. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)

2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.

3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community.

4. Our favourite social media platform is Instagram. Follow our adventures.

5. Download our Habits app for iOS. You choose the healthy habits you want to implement and maintain and our app will help keep you on track. Download Habits app.

6. Share using the buttons below.

Thank you!

168: Dr. Sachin Patel - Create Better Eating Habits • Heart Rate Variability • Pursue Happiness  

Dr. Sachin Patel is a father, husband, philanthropist, coach, and international speaker. He founded The Living Proof Institute as part of his own personal transformation.

Sachin’s philosophy is that “The doctor of the future is the patient.” He's actively doing whatever it takes to keep people out of the medical system by empowering them through education, self-care, and remapping their mindset.

In this episode, we discuss:

Sachin's transition from chiropractic to functional medicine Your gut microbiome is a reflection of what your eating now and in the past Not just what you eat but how you eat can be a problem If you have poor health, there's a good chance you have poor digestion You don't need protein, you need amino acids Your poop should be relatively odourless What makes people happy will make them healthy 3 things we don't learn in school The stress response is based on perception Stimulating the vagus nerve leads to relaxation and healing throughout your body Heart rate variability (HRV) The quickest way to feel better is to change what we’re thinking about Using songs or scents as anchors to pleasant experiences - great for vacations How we spend our time is how we spend our life Do you need to quit your job? What makes humans unique is our ability to communicate What’s your communication style? We all have a frequency we vibrate at Sachin's low protein, high antioxidant diet Doing nothing is the most profound way to shift your health in the shortest period of time Sleep is your most important healing tool How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Pursue happiness and trust your body

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167: Focus Friday - Embrace Summer  

Summer is in full force here in North America and we're thoroughly enjoying it!

We're here to share some of our favourite summer activities to inspire you to get out and embrace this wonderful time of year.

Cheers to summer! ☀️

Related links:

Point Pelee National Park

How can you support our podcast?

1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on iTunes, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Play Music. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)

2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.

3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community.

4. Our favourite social media platform is Instagram. Follow our adventures.

5. Download our Habits app for iOS. You choose the healthy habits you want to implement and maintain and our app will help keep you on track. Download Habits app.

6. Share using the buttons below.

Thank you!

166: Nina Teicholz - Stop Fearing Saturated Fat • What's The Deal With Cholesterol? • The Coconut Oil Controversy  

Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the International and New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise. Her book has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy.

In this episode, we discuss:

Saturated fat needs to be addressed in a different light Where did the idea that saturated fat and dietary cholesterol cause heart disease come from? Heart disease appeared at the same time vegetable oils were invented One of the byproducts of hydrogenation is trans fats What fat should you cook with? The tropical oils: coconut, palm kernel, and palm oil Should we fear coconut oil? The impact of a high unsaturated fat diet How the Mediterranean diet was born What's the deal with cholesterol? A diet you'll want to consider if you have a metabolic disease Nina's "fat" days as a vegetarian Fruit is full of sugar Children do better on a higher fat diet 96 percent of the claims in What The Health (documentary) are based on weak to non-existent data Don't fear the fat

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Raw Elements

165: Focus Friday - Life Simplified  

Welcome to our first Focus Friday! This is our new weekly segment where the two of us hone in on a health topic to bring you some inspiration and info before the weekend. They are shorter episodes that get right to the point - no ads, no music... we just dive right in.

Today's topic is Life Simplified. We share the story of our moves, career evolution, and where we are now... living the quiet life in Windsor.

We also give you some ideas on how to simplify your life... and no you don't have to leave the big city to take action ;)

In this episode, we discuss:

Switching careers Moving out of the big city (Toronto) Turning off your phone notifications Tracking the amount of time you spend on social media Selling or donating old clothes and other items you no longer need

Related links:

Join The Ultimate Health Community (FREE)

Follow gojisuperdog (our dog Goji) on Instagram

Listen to Marie Forleo previously on TUHP (episode #151)

Moment app - screen time tracker*

Listen to Ryan Nicodemus previously on TUHP (episode #132)

Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

How can you support our podcast?

1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on iTunes, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Play Music. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)

2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.

3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community.

4. Our favourite social media platform is Instagram. Follow our adventures.

5. Download our Habits app for iOS. You choose the healthy habits you want to implement and maintain and our app will help keep you on track. Download Habits app.

6. Share using the buttons below.

Thank you!

164: Dr. Sara Gottfried - The Hormone Cure • Prepare For Menopause • The Importance Of Carbs  

Dr. Sara Gottfried is a wife, mother, friend, scholar, seeker, yoga teacher, and Harvard-trained medical doctor with over 20 years of experience. She’s the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet, which are the focus of this interview. Sara also wrote the book Younger, which we dug into during of our previous chat with her.

In this episode, we discuss:

Sara's great grandmother Mud Sara was a hormonal hot mess in her 30s The impact of the birth control pill on your hormones The hormonal Charlie's Angels The 3 main jobs of cortisol Chronic cardio (eg. running) raises your cortisol 90% of doctors are addicted to caffeine The adrenal glands are important for maintaining homeostasis The purpose of yoga is to still the fluctuations of the mind Sara's omega-3 evolution Carbs are important, too Reset your thyroid gland by going grain-free Is there a connection between weight loss resistance and grains? 7 hormones that could be influencing your weight Men and women can both experience estrogen dominance Sara bashes paleo?!? What is your estrobolome? CAFO vs. grass-fed meat Menopause... prepare for it Chasteberry can help with PMS Maca is great for anxiety, depression, and low libido for women in perimenopause Decrease hot flashes by 43% using your breath Estrogen dominance tends to be at the root of endometriosis A single bout of strength training improves your memory

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Raw Elements

163: Kathryn Budig - The Yoga Community Has Changed • Positive Affirmations • Aim True  

Kathryn Budig is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher, author of Aim True, and cohost of the podcast, Free Cookies.

She served as the yoga editor to Women's Health magazine for five years, and regularly contributes to Yoga Journal, and MindBodyGreen.

In this episode, we discuss:

What life was like growing up in Kansas How the yoga community has changed over the years What changed yoga? What initially drew Kathryn to yoga? Seane Corn showing up to Kathyrn's yoga class, unexpectedly Forming a tight knit community off the yoga mat The message behind "Aim True" It's easier being the vanilla cupcake that everyone likes Feeling totally cool being yourself Don't get caught up in needing the approval of others We all have some level of body image issues Speak positively for yourself and those around you Everyone is so beautiful Writing positive affirmations on your mirror using a Sharpie Every single day is a new opportunity Connecting to yourself and loved ones through rituals Has Kathryn's focus shifted from yoga? Kathryn's morning routine Turning off your phone

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CoreChair

162: Jordan Younger - Overcoming Orthorexia • Do Away With Labels • Breaking Vegan  

Jordan Younger is the blogger behind the realness-based wellness and lifestyle blog, The Balanced Blonde. She is also the creator of health-inspired conscious clothing line TBB Apparel and author of the finding-balance memoir, Breaking Vegan.

In this episode, we discuss:

The origin story of The Blonde Vegan How Jordan found out she had an eating disorder Going from The Blonde Vegan to The Balanced Blonde Why did Jordan go vegan in the first place? Becoming addicted to a liquid diet What is orthorexia? Orthorexia vs. anorexia The difference between being orthorexic and being passionate about health Getting help for an eating disorder Living from a place of authenticity Connecting to your body through your breath Do away with labelling your diet How Jordan winds down at the end of the day/her evening routine Acquiring "thebalancedblonde" Instagram account

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161: JJ Virgin - Adopting A Miracle Mindset  

JJ Virgin is a celebrity nutrition and fitness expert who teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives.

She is author of 4 New York Times bestsellers including The Virgin Diet and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet - the latter is the focus of our previous interview with JJ.

JJ’s memoir, Miracle Mindset explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident - this is the focus of today's show.

In this episode, we discuss:

The hit-and-run accident that nearly took her son's life You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with How to support a friend/family member who's going through a challenging time Build confidence through contribution When you ask for help, you're not taking something from someone Practicing extreme self-care What's had the biggest impact on her son's healing? Gratitude and looking at what went well each day Living in the gap and how to stay out of it Post traumatic stress disorder vs. post traumatic growth Don't get stuck focusing on the "what ifs" If you're anxious or depressed then your not in the present moment Forgiveness is an active process Blow up someones phone with loving text messages

Related links:

Listen to JJ Virgin previously on TUHP (episode #112)

JJ Virgin - Miracle Mindset (book)*

You Are Stronger Than You Think (watch JJ's documentary for FREE)

JJ's website Follow JJ on Facebook

JJ Virgin - The Virgin Diet (book)*

JJ Virgin - The Virgin Diet Cookbook (book)*

JJ Vigin's Sugar Impact Diet (book)*

JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook (book)*

JJ's All-In-One Protein Bar (dark chocolate mocha)

Listen to Dave Asprey previously on TUHP (episode #61 & #159)

40 Years of Zen

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160: JP Sears - Laughter Is A Biohack • Our Emotions Are Helpful... Even The "Bad Ones" • How To Be Ultra Spiritual  

JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work is intended to empower people to empower themselves to live more meaningful lives.

JP makes comedy videos known as his 'Ultra Spiritual Life’ series. His videos are entertaining and also carry important underlying messages.

In this episode, we discuss:

Combining humour with healing Humour is a language of connection Embedding deeper messaging within humour Getting defensive is part of being a human Was JP always the funny kid in class? Satirical comedy: A balance between making people laugh and making them angry Betting on your authenticity = winning We crave to feel It's impossible for us to have an emotional reaction to anything that we don't see ourselves in The victim mentality is a big problem in our society Our emotions are always here to help us... even the "bad ones" Stuck emotions are like food stuck in your digestive tract Laugher is a wonderful biohack to a healthier psychology and physiology Laughing at ourselves, in a healthy way

Related links:

JP Sears - How to Be Ultra Spiritual: 12 1/2 Steps to Spiritual Superiority (book)*

JP Sears' YouTube Channel - AwakenWithJP

JP Sears' website - Awaken With JP

Follow JP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Higher Education - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 58

How To Go Paleo - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 54

How To Get Offended - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 52

John McMullin - Journeys of Wisdom

C.H.E.K Institute

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