The Ultimate Health Podcast: Wellness, Nutrition,

The Ultimate Health Podcast: Wellness, Nutrition,

Canada

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! Learn more at http://ultimatehealthpodcast.com Reach us anytime at contact@ultimatehealthpodcast.com

Episodes

147: Ido Portal - It's Never Too Late To Start Moving • Find Your Tribe • Don't Stop Playing  

Ido Portal has always been obsessed with the physical.

His obsession isn't with a specific discipline such as martial arts or strength... his passion is movement.

After searching around the world for movement teachers Ido came up dry and decided to become the person he was looking for.

Over the years he's traveled the world both teaching and studying from a variety of teachers: from osteopaths, manual therapists and MD's to professional dancers, yogis, athletes, circus performers, and fighters.

Ido's workshops became very popular and he conducts a yearly event, The Movement Camp.

A community and culture developed around his ideas but more importantly around movement - movement culture.

In this episode, we discuss:

Ido's childhood Who inspires Ido, past and present Movement is synonymous with life Ido's true passion How do we know if we are getting enough steps in each day? What does Ido eat? Ido's thoughts on the vegan diet Ido sleeps 9 hours a night and naps Taking minerals to combat stress Humans are complex, fragile beings The importance of being in a tribe How do our movement patterns change as we age? Don't stop playing How to bring play back into your life Don't take yourself too seriously The costs associated with not moving It's never too late to start moving How movement impacts your brain Humans are the best movers on the planet The importance of human touch Ido's morning routine

Related links:

Ido Portal's website

Fitbit

Stephen Jepson

CrossFit

Squatty Potty*

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146: Meghan Telpner & Josh Gitalis - Create Your Ultimate Healthy Home  

Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based author and nutritionist who brings her healthy and awesome life inspiration to fans across the globe. She's the founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and author of the bestselling UnDiet and The UnDiet Cookbook.

Josh Gitalis is a Clinical Nutritionist and is a recognized expert in the fields of clinical detoxification & therapeutic supplementation. He runs a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. Josh is the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).

Together this power couple will teach you how to transform your house into a healthy home.

In this episode, we discuss:

Embrace the sacredness of your home Over 82,000 chemicals have been introduced into our environment over the past 100 years What's polluting the air in our homes? The air in your home may be 2-5x more toxic compared to the air outside Filtering your air with a charcoal filter and plants Top plants for filtering the air in your home The importance of removing your shoes at the door There is no safe way to dispose of teflon The best materials for cookware Stop using your oven's self cleaning mechanism The importance of a well ventilated stovetop The various types of water filters for your drinking water The types of water Meghan and Josh drink at home The pee-poo vortex Pooping in the proper position with the help of a Squatty Potty The importance of a shower filter Upgrade your next bath by adding vitamin C to the water Unscented vs. fragrance free Hormone disrupting chemicals are contributing to men becoming infertile Multiple uses for Dr. Bronner's soap The scary truth about fabric brighteners A healthy alternative to traditional bleach Stop using the Costco laundry detergent Swap the dryer sheets for wool balls with essential oils Using essential oils to clean your home Transform your living room with cozy blankets, books, and by removing the TV Beware of off gassing from new Ikea furniture Splurging on a $10 travel alarm clock Does your couch contain 3 pounds of fire retardant chemicals? What to look for when investing in a quality mattress Greenwashing in the mattress industry - what to look for Transforming your home one thing at a time - don't become overwhelmed Tackling the thing that scares you the most, first

Related links:

Raw Elements

145: Robb Wolf - You Can't Cheat On Your Diet • Wired To Eat • Is The Paleo Diet Right For Everyone?  

Robb Wolf is the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet. He is a former research biochemist and one of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic nutrition. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast and wildly popular seminar series. He has a brand new book, Wired to Eat, which is the focus of today's interview.

In this episode, we discuss:

How Robb's health was a mess 20 years ago Robb's experiment with a high carb, low fat, vegan diet How the paleo diet saved Robb's life Grains and legumes can be harmful to your gut How to enhance the digestibility of grains and legumes What to expect when making the switch to a paleo diet/li> Carbs and the ancestral diet Is a low carb diet ideal for females? Low carb/ketogenic diets are great for reducing appetite Autoimmune paleo (AIP)/autoimmune protocol diet The fasting mimicking diet Is the paleo diet right for everyone, including kids? Kids need to chew to help develop their dental arch and sinuses Don't be a scale watcher The dark side of using a Fitbit You can't cheat on your diet Robb's 4 pillars of health Optimum foraging strategy Palate fatigue and how it's causing us to eat too much The kitchen sink icream challenge Short or disordered sleep makes us tend to want more food and refined foods Getting a full nights sleep isn't enough, you need to get to bed early too How Robb gets away with spending less than an hour a week at the gym The importance of community/socializing 2 things Robb does each morning to start the day off right

Related links:

Sunwarrior

144: Dr. Sara Gottfried - How To Look And Feel Younger  

Dr. Sara Gottfried is a wife, mother to two incredible girls, friend, scholar, seeker, yoga teacher, and Harvard-trained MD 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. Sara has a brand new book titled Younger which is the focus of today’s interview.

In this episode, we discuss:

How at 44 Sara had the telomeres of a 66 year old woman The impact of short telomeres What is healthspan? Epigenetics - turning genes on/off Genetic testing... it's still the early days Aging begins in your muscles Your hormones start to decline in your late 20s The importance of defining your why Floss at least twice a day Purslane is loaded with omega-3s Grass-fed collagen can help with sagging and wrinkles on your face Incorporating collagen into your intermittent fasting routine Berberine can help you regulate your blood sugar Managing your melatonin and growth hormone The connection between vitamin D and your sleep Sleep, shampoo for your brain A benefit of sleeping on your side More sleep isn't always better A 20 minute nap = 1 hour of sleep at night Exercise changes the look of your skin, for the better Why Sara is a big fan of HIIT What is fascia and why is it so important Stop skimping on stretching The shocking health benefits of saunas Activating your vagus nerve Create new neural pathways by using your non dominant hand Lavender essential oil can help relieve anxiety Bone broth and coconut oil both benefit your brain Think about exercise as information for your DNA

Related links:

Sunwarrior

143: Tero Isokauppila - Medicinal Mushrooms Have The Power To Regulate Your Immunity, Boost Your Brain, And Improve Your Gut Health  

Tero Isokauppila is the president of Four Sigmatic. He's a natural health expert with a passion for shrooms, medicinal herbs, nutrition, and biz development.

In this episode, we discuss:

Why Four Sigma Foods is now Four Sigmatic What life was like growing up on a farm Focusing on the things you can control Reishi and chaga mushroom are adaptogens Increasing your stress buffer with adaptogens The history of human beings and mushrooms How medicinal mushrooms help regulate your immune system Can medicinal mushrooms down regulate an overactive immune system (autoimmunity)? How to incorporate medical mushrooms into your healthy routine How long does it take to notice the benefits of shrooms? Does Tero take different medicinal mushrooms depending on the season or time of day? Culinary mushrooms vs. medical mushrooms Mushrooms as a meat substitute Beware of portobello and button mushrooms from the grocery store Are medicinal mushrooms a good source of macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals? You can get vitamin D from fungi Dry medicinal mushrooms in the sun to boost their vitamin D content Don't measure your foraging success by how much you harvest How to tone down the bitter taste of reishi mushroom Using chaga tea when making rice or as the base of your next smoothie Boost your brain with lion's mane Cordyceps is essentially a parasitic fungus The link between gut health and reishi mushroom Help regulate your blood sugar with shrooms How Tero winds down at the end of the day (evening routine) Ending the workday with gas still in the tank The power of breathing deeply

Related links:

The Sarasota Airbnb we talk about in the opening

Raw Elements

142: Dr. Bruce Lipton - The Biology Of Belief • How To Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind • The Importance Of Loving Yourself  

Dr. Bruce Lipton is a pioneer in the new biology and is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. A cell biologist by training, Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem-cell research at Stanford University. He's the best-selling author of The Biology of Belief and received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award in honour of his scientific contribution to world harmony.

In this episode, we discuss:

The experience Bruce had in second grade that set the course for the rest of his life There is hope... crisis is an opportunity for evolution We've all been programmed... we require this Only 1% of disease is associated with genetics The pictures you have in your mind create chemistry in your body We all have two minds - conscious and subconscious 95% of your life is controlled by your subconscious mind/your programming The Honeymoon Effect - how to keep it going forever You can change your program - 3 ways to do this Energy psychology enhances superlearning How to assess your current programming Epigenetics explained... The environment controls your genes The connection between the new science and the placebo & nocebo effects The importance of loving yourself Consciousness is the foundation of reality We are all creators of our personal worlds and collectively we are creating the world we all experience

Related links:

Sunwarrior

141: Deepak Chopra - You Are The Universe • A Day In The Life of Deepak • What Is Spirituality?  

Deepak Chopra MD is the founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing. He is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Metabolism.

The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Deepak the #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in medicine. He is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.

In this episode, we discuss:

Deepak's new book "You Are The Universe" On a fundamental level, who is Deepak Chopra? Deepak's thoughts on ambition How Deepak stays spiritual What is spirituality? Deepak's definition of stress Tactics for managing stress Deepak's current mediation practice Doing small things to upgrade your day to day activities Not taking things for granted Deepak's 3 criteria for doing something or not The importance of career wellbeing The happiness formula Increase your happiness by making other people happy A typical day in Deepak's life (including his morning routine) The essence of "You Are The Universe" What Deepak has planned for the future

Related links:

Sunwarrior

140: Raymond Francis - Never Be Sick Again • It's Time To Ditch Your Microwave • Vaccines Don't Work  

Raymond is an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal-health maintenance. He is a chemist by training, a graduate of M.I.T., a bestselling author, and a world-class speaker.

Raymond has written five breakthrough books, the international bestseller Never Be Sick Again, Never Be Fat Again, Never Fear Cancer Again, Never Feel Old Again, and his newest The Great American Health Hoax.

In this episode, we discuss:

How Raymond's used his knowledge in biochemistry to save his life Health and disease are choices The way we practice medicine isn't science-based Medical intervention is the leading cause of death in America Very few Americans have ever experience health Having a cold isn't normal Humans are the most toxic creatures on earth We need to focus on getting nutrients and minimizing toxicity Supplements have now become a necessity Most vitamin products don't work How to tell if your vitamins are good quality We are being bombarded with oil soluble toxins Cut your pesticide exposure by 80% by cutting out dairy and eating organic meat Vitamin C helps your liver to detoxify Saunas have now become a household necessity It's time to ditch your microwave Electromagnetic pollution is everywhere and it impacts your body In the future, cell phones may be banned in public places The majority of the time X-rays are useless and they cause cancer Vaccines don't work and they permanently damage your immune system After getting a flu shot your probability of getting the flu increases The supplement Raymond takes first thing in the morning Health is your personal responsibility, accept this Get sugar out of your life

*A special note from Marni and Jesse:

We know that vaccines are an emotionally charged topic. Our goal with the information brought forward in this episode (and all episodes for that matter) is to allow you, the listener, to make your own informed decisions about your health.

If you would like to learn more about vaccines, check out these resources:

Dr. Aviva Romm - Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives (book)*

Vaxxed (documentary)*

Related links:

Raw Elements

139: Joy McCarthy - Joyous Detox • There's More To Turmeric Than Curcumin • The Power Of Affirmations  

Joy McCarthy is the founder of Joyous Health, a certified holistic nutritionist, and best-selling author. She’s been featured in hundreds of publications both online and in print and is a regular health expert on TV. Joy lives in Toronto with her husband Walker and their daughter Vienna.

In this episode, we discuss:

How the Joyous Detox book came to be Joy's previous addiction to sugar and M&M'S Making healthy changes is a process... don't do everything at once How sugar negatively impacted Joy's health Our bodies naturally detoxify... why the need to enhance this process? Eating is an opportunity to boost detoxification We are surrounded by chemicals and toxins, on a daily basis Avoiding the toxins in your environment is key Garlic and onions support detox of your liver Why you might want to consider local garlic over organic There are over 25,000 known phytonutrients (plant nutrients) Feeding your healthy gut bacteria with prebiotics Fermented foods are a detox superfood There's too much focus on curcumin Eat a rainbow of colour to ensure you get plenty of phytonutrients Joy's Daily Detox Zinger Elixir recipe Cayenne enhances your digestion The recipe for the tea we've been drinking, daily How to easily make your own natural dry shampoo The cosmetic industry is self regulated... scary Parabens are everywhere when it comes to personal care products Greenwashing, don't fall for it Your perfume might be messing with your hormones Move your body to improve detoxification Dry skin brushing will help make your skin glow Have a detox bath with dead sea salt What goes on you, gets in you If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, can you start a detox protocol? How to stay on track while detoxing The power of affirmations Joy's current morning routine Taking time to "just be" in the morning Sleep better by implementing a digital detox

Related links:

Sunwarrior

138: Dr. Deanna Minich - Re-Evaluate Your Relationship With Colour • The Power Of Your Thoughts • Chronic Stress = Immune Dysfunction  

Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognized teacher, author, scientist, speaker, and artist. Her Doctoral (Ph.D.) research focused on essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, and her Master’s degree (M.S.) allowed her to explore the health benefits of the colourful, plant-based carotenoids.

Deanna has authored five books on health and wellness and over fifteen scientific publications. Currently, she is Faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine and the University of Western States.

Deanna's passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine.

In this episode, we discuss:

Deanna's recent sabbatical and what she took away from her trip to Iceland Deanna, the early years and how her Mom brought her into the health world There is more to health besides food The power of a single thought The negative impact of horror movies and the news on your wellbeing Being pessimistic leads to inflammation in the body Chronic stress leads to immune dysfunction Be aware of the messages from our body and start listening to them This is the age of looking at the body as a unified whole Hormones, the connection between mind and body The relationship between colours and your health The healing power of creative expression The connection between blue/purple foods and your brain Most people aren't eating enough blue/purple foods The colours of your clothes and environment matter Other blue/purple foods besides blueberries Does blue-green algae count as a blue food? Colours in plants can be hidden under other colours Small, consistent changes toward your health goals is key Sleep without an alarm, if you can Re-evaluate your relationship with colour

Related links:

Viamede, a “boldly different” kind of vacation

Raw Elements

137: Dr. Sylvia Tara - Visceral Fat... The Dangerous Type Of Fat • Stop Eating Carbs And Fat Together • The Gut-Fat Connection  

Dr. Sylvia Tara holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She's the author of The Secret Life of Fat and blogs at Science to Live By.

In this episode, we discuss:

Sylvia's story and how her body is really good at holding onto fat Why does fat stick more to some people compared to others? Bacteria can impact your waistline The functions of fat in our bodies Fat is an organ Gaining extra weight could permanently alter your metabolism Is body fat percentage a useful measurement? Women naturally store more fat then men do The 3 types of fat - brown, beige, and white fat Convert beige fat to brown fat through exercise and cold exposure Visceral fat... the dangerous type of fat Sumo wrestlers are fit but fat An easy way to test for visceral fat, at home We get fatter as we get older due to hormonal changes The gut-fat connection Change your microbiome for the better by eating more fruits and vegetables Boost your release of growth hormone with intermittent fasting How Sylvia eats throughout the day Women tie emotions to food more then men do Eating fat and carbs together will put more fat on your body Different people can have a different blood sugar response to the same food Building up your self control muscle Sylvia's message to the person out there who is struggling to maintain a healthy body weight

Related links:

CoreChair

136: Julie Daniluk - Hot Detox • Spark Your Digestion With Herbs & Spices • We Haven't Evolved To Eat Cold Food  

Julie Daniluk is a nutritionist and the author of the award-winning bestseller, Meals That Heal Inflammation. She's also written Slimming Meals That Heal and her brand new book, Hot Detox.

Julie's appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows including The Dr. Oz Show and she's a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show.

In this episode, we discuss:

The essence of Hot Detox The warming and cooling qualities of foods Address your gut health first How to asses the current state of your gut health Do you have leaky gut? The link between pesticides and ADHD Optimizing your gut health and maintaining it Soup + smoothie = soupie Should you detox and cleanse with cold foods? How to warm up a salad Spark your digestion with herbs and spices Stick to ceylon cinnamon The three Ayurvedic dosha types - Vata, Pitta, & Kapha Stop overcooking your meals How to water sauté Oils that can stand high heat for cooking Bitter herbs and sour foods are great for digestion Is cayenne pepper good for you? Blending Ayurveda with Traditional Chinese Medicine Is the raw food diet right for you? Does our digestive fire naturally diminish as we age? The words cleanse and detox are being overused and watered down We haven't evolved to eat cold food March is the perfect time to cleanse and detoxify Sauerkraut... a great source of vitamin C Power your brain with MCT oil The role of your lymphatic system and how to care for it Lymph brushing and lymph massage Hot and cold therapy and Julie's love for infrared saunas A traditional sauna vs. an infrared sauna Enhance your sauna experience... pre, during, & post Julie's morning routine (version 2.0) Upgrade your oral health with tongue scraping and oil pulling Alkalize your body with pranayama breathing Incorporate digestive bitters before your meals

Related links:

Raw Elements

135: The 6 Pillars of Health 2.0  

The 6 pillars of health make up the foundation of our healthy routine - water, nutrition, sleep, exercise, mental health, and community.

Over two years ago we released our original "The 6 Pillars of Health" episode... things have evolved so much since then. Today we're sharing our updated version of The 6 Pillars of Health (version 2.0).

Master these 6 pillars and you'll have a solid foundation for your healthy routine.

In this episode, we discuss:

Harvesting your own spring water You should definitely invest in a shower filter Coffee and tea can lead to dehydration Over consuming water while you eat is bad for your digestion A starting point for how much water you should drink in a day Just eat real food - JERF We're fans of high quality fat Experimenting with new leafy greens Processed foods vs. packaged foods Fermented foods boost your gut health 4 supplements we should all consider Wild foods and sea vegetables Medicinal mushrooms and health promoting herbs Sleep impacts everything Improve your sleep by addressing your senses The importance of going to bed and waking at the same time each day... even on weekends Find an exercise you LOVE and do that Move your body throughout the day It's possible to overexercise, especially if you're burnt out Get specific with your fitness goals Meditation made easy Slow down AND stop feeling guilty about it Clean up your external environment to free up your mind Spending quality time with loved ones You become like the 5 people you surround yourself with

Related links:

Sunwarrior

134: Dr. Sanjiv Chopra - Coffee, Exercise, Vitamin D, Nuts & Meditation... The Big Five  

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He's a best selling author and a sought after motivational speaker throughout the United States and abroad. Sanjiv has written a number of books including his joint memoir with his brother Deepak Chopra called Brotherhood and The Big Five which is the subject of today's interview.

In this episode, we discuss:

Yes, coffee is good for you! How to lengthen your telomeres The dark side of coffee Sanjiv's recommendation of how much coffee you should drink in a day Is tea a healthy beverage, too? Sanjiv's opinion on Bulletproof Coffee Quality coffee vs. Dunkin' Donut's coffee What to do if you can't drink coffee Exercise is the best drug Don't underestimate walking What we know about vitamin D Vitamin D supplementation - dosages Food sources of vitamin D... how beneficial are they? Why nuts are so good for you Totally avoid artificial sweeteners Sanjiv's meditation routine An easy way to remember The Big Five A friend is a gift you give to yourself A nightly affirmation that will change your life within a couple of months You're the master of your destiny and happiness

Related links:

Sunwarrior

133: Dr. Dom D'Agostino - Understanding The Ketogenic Diet And Ketones  

Dr. Dom D’Agostino serves as an assistant professor at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology. His research interests are in neuropharmacology, medical biochemistry, cell metabolism, and signaling. Dom is a pioneering developer of ketone esters and ketone salts.

In this episode, we discuss:

Dom's early experiences with the ketogenic diet and exogenous ketones What is the ketogenic diet? The ketogenic diet provides anti-seizure effects in people with epilepsy The modified Atkins diet Too much protein will keep you out of ketosis Dom's dietary sources of fat MCT oil, ketone mineral salts, and ketone esters Ketone bodies... beta-hydroxybutyrate & acetoacetate Exogenous ketones and glucose in the body, together... a new phenomenon Babies are born obese and in ketosis Athletes get into ketosis, all the time Ketogenic intermittent fasting Ketosis vs. diabetic ketoacidosis Alcoholic ketoacidosis Type 1 diabetics might require less insulin when on a modified Atkins diet The impact of exogenous ketones on the kidneys and liver Exogenous ketones have been shown to reduce anxiety behaviour in rats Two things Dom does every morning Making space for creative down time

Related links:

Pruvit - KETO//OS exogenous ketones*

Raw Elements

132: Ryan Nicodemus - The Minimalists • Gift Giving... The Healthy Way • Give Yourself A Pay Raise By Spending Less  

Ryan Nicodemus is the more social half of The Minimalists and his deepest passion is mentoring other people.

After making it in the corporate world, he was living the American Dream... until he got laid off. This ended up being one of the best things that ever happened to Ryan.

A packing party in 2010 began his minimalist journey.

The Minimalists help people live more meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. They've been featured on: ABC, New York Times, TIME, and many more.

In this episode, we discuss:

What is minimalism? Ryan's journey into the minimalist lifestyle Getting rid of your stuff doesn't make you happy, automatically The origin story of The Minimalists Your identity can get wrapped up in your stuff The just incase rule The memories are not in things, they are inside of us Holding on to too much stuff dilutes the meaning of everything Why your life may be better with less stuff Give yourself a pay raise by spending less The more debt we have, the less time we have Living off a barista's salary The average American sees around 5000 advertisements a day Gift giving... the healthy way Presence is the best present Living more minimalistic... how to get started Deciding what to keep and what to part with The dangerous side of organizing Love people and use things because the opposite never works The importance of daily exercise Spending your time with the right people

Related links:

CoreChair

131: James Altucher - It's Time To Choose Yourself • Exercise Your Idea Muscle • The Power Of No  

James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, chess master, investor, and writer.

He’s been inspiring people both in person through hundreds of events and through weekly Q&A Twitter sessions by speaking on topics including stress, fear, anxiety, money, and relationships.

James’ writing has appeared in most major national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC, Elephant Journal, Tech Crunch, Forbes, and CNBC. His blog, The Altucher Confidential, has attracted more than 10 million readers since its launch in 2010 and he hosts The James Altucher Show, a popular podcast. James is the author of eighteen books, including the motivational bestseller Choose Yourself.

In this episode, we discuss:

James' upcoming book - Reinvent Yourself People judge books by their covers Don't ride the wave of your success, continue to reinvent yourself Deeply connecting with people through authenticity It's time to choose yourself Can we all choose ourselves, is there enough room? The Daily Practice - Maintaining your four bodies… physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual A simple way to exercise your idea muscle Eating, moving, and sleeping are the keys to maintaining your physical health Jame's morning routine (part of it) Choose who you spend your time with wisely James' love for TV and what he's watching right now Stop resisting Netflix Stop time travelling (anxiety and regret)... be more present Difficult gratitude problems The only thing that actually counts is doing You don't have to be productive all the time, you just need to live all the time Social media may be beneficial for introverts Embrace your comfort zone... too Think twice before you say "yes" Warren Buffet's 5/25 Rule Living as an extreme minimalist

Related links:

Raw Elements

130: Sandor Katz - Wild Fermentation • Probiotic Supplements vs. Fermented Foods • Ferment At Home  

Sandor Katz is a fermentation revivalist.

His passion for fermentation grew out of his overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition and gardening. Sandor's fermenting journey began by making a batch of sauerkraut and he's since earned the nickname Sandorkraut.

He's taught hundreds of food workshops around the United States and his book Wild Fermentation has been called a classic. Sandor's latest book, The Art of Fermentation, received a James Beard award and was a finalist at the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

In this episode, we discuss:

Sandor's first exposure to fermented foods Overcoming the fear of fermenting your own foods at home Fermentation makes vegetables safer than when they are raw Fermentation and various other ways of preserving foods If you buy fermented foods make sure they are labelled raw or unpasteurized The health benefits of consuming fermented foods Peeking while a food is fermenting will not interrupt the process How does consuming a probiotic supplement compare to consuming a fermented food? Should you ever cook fermented foods? Using different sugars for different fermented beverages Stevia doesn't work as a sweetener for fermenting Store bought vs. home brewed kombucha The second fermentation is the secret to carbonation What are the best vegetables to ferment besides cabbage? How and when to make a basic brine How to keep your ferments from becoming moldy How to make a vegan kimchi (without fish sauce) Aim to eat diversely

Related links:

Sunwarrior

129: Dr. Frank Lipman - The Truth About Getting Old • Finding Passion And Meaning In Your Life (You Don't Need To Quit Your Job)  

Dr. Frank Lipman is a New York Times bestselling author and a pioneer and internationally recognized expert in the fields of Integrative and Functional Medicine. He's the founder and director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. Dr. Lipman practices "Good Medicine," a unique approach combining western and alternative medicine. He's helped thousands of people reclaim their vitality and recover their zest for life.

In this episode, we discuss:

The truth about getting old Growing up in South Africa during apartheid Getting turned on to alternative medicine by traditional healers in South Africa The power of belief or placebo effect "Good Medicine," a combination of both western and alternative medicine Dr. Lipman becoming pre-diabetic by eating too much fruit and grains Stop fearing healthy fats and calories The majority of people thrive on a low carb diet The blood sugar rollercoater... get off this ride When you don't know what's going on, treat the gut The majority of your serotonin (happy neurotransmitter) is made in your gut, not your brain Testing and healing the gut (the four R's) Inflammation is at the root of most diseases How sleep is like taking out the trash for your brain Why do most people neglect sleep? Slow down and start meditating The stress threshold The easiest way to start meditating Finding passion and meaning in your life (you don't need to quit your job) Dr. Lipman's morning routine... a good day and a bad day Learning to control your mind

Related links:

Sunwarrior

128: Nancy Levin - Worthy • 5 Powerful Financial Decisions • Who's Holding The Purse Strings?  

Nancy Levin is the bestselling author of Worthy, Jump … And Your Life Will Appear, and Writing For My Life. She’s a Master Integrative Life Coach who works with clients privately and in groups, helping people live in alignment with their own truth and desires.

Nancy was the Event Director at Hay House for 12 years and hosts her own weekly call-in radio show Jump Start Your Life on Hay House Radio.

In this episode, we discuss:

The inspiration of Nancy's latest book, Worthy At the core of all limiting beliefs is the belief "I'm not worthy" Financial freedom vs. financial ease Self-worth is innate inside each of us Head in the sand syndrome Most of us didn't have a proper education about money, growing up Pattern interrupt - take a risk or chance and course correct as you go Power and control of money... who is holding the purse strings? Excuses around money are just well packaged resistance What we resist, persists 5 powerful financial decisions Are you planting frozen vegetables expecting them to grow? Nobody is immune to feeling stressed out about money How to achieve what you desire The more you give, the more you get

Related links:

CoreChair

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