The Ultimate Health Podcast: Wellness, Nutrition,

The Ultimate Health Podcast: Wellness, Nutrition,


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 Reach us anytime at


155: Vinnie Tortorich - Exercise For Mental Health • Choosing The Right Trainer • No Sugar No Grains  

Vinnie Tortorich is a celebrity fitness trainer, speaker, podcaster, and best-selling author of Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight-Loss Game.

In this episode, we discuss:

Why is Vinnie know as America's Angriest Trainer? What's it like working with actors, writers, directors, executives (Hollywood types)? Making the move from New Orleans to LA Living a minimalistic lifestyle Vinnie was turned onto weightlifting after watching Jack LaLanne on TV Choosing the right gym Most trainers suck What to look for in a great trainer Exercise isn't a good way to lose weight You can't do high intensity interval training (HIIT) daily, if you're doing it correctly Is ultra athletics healthy? The best piece of fitness equipment that does it all and it's dirt cheap Fitness is more mental than physical The time Vinnie got fat and he didn't even realize it How a hypoxic tent lead to Vinnie finding out he had leukaemia No Sugar No Grains (NSNG) What does Vinnie eat? Getting nutrients through food vs. supplementation Everyone is lacking in magnesium Vinnie's morning routine Don't wait until tomorrow... start today In life, always take the garbage out

Related links:

Vinnie Tortorich - Fitness Confidential (book)*

Vinnie Tortorich's website

Follow Vinnie Tortorich on Twitter

Vinnie's recent interview with us on Fitness Confidential (his podcast)

Badwater 135


Dr. John Ratey

Dean Lorey

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

Pure Vitamin Club

Adam Carolla - In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks (book)*

Serena Scott Thomas

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154: Michelle Gielan - Broadcasting Happiness • Seeing Stress As A Challenge • Social Support = Happier You  

Michelle Gielan is a national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher and the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. She is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, CNN, Fox, and Harvard Business Review.

In this episode, we discuss:

How Michelle saw another light and left her job as a news anchor at CBS Her biggest takeaway from working at CBS Why are people so drawn to negative news? Negative news in the morning can lead to you having a bad day Our brains are threat focused Staying informed but not being prey to negative news The 21 day positive email challenge Michelle's morning routine The upsides of positive news We are all broadcasters Overcoming our negativity bias Fact checking our story Don't ignore reality... it's about being rationally optimistic See stress as a challenge instead of a threat Stress: see it, own it, use it Social support... the greatest predictor of happiness that exists It might be time for a strategic retreat Positive sources of information and being around positive people leads to better health Power leads: start conversations with something positive and meaningful Using power leads in emails, too What is transformative journalism? Michelle's last broadcast at CBS

Related links:

Michelle Gielan - Broadcasting Happiness (book)*

Michelle Gielan's website

Like Michelle on Facebook and follow her on Twitter

Inspire Happiness - Michelle's PBS Program

The Success Scale - Broadcasting Happiness

Shawn Achor

Listen to Arianna Huffington previously on TUHP (episode #107)

Solutions Journalism Network

Thich Nhat Hanh books*

Jon Kabat-Zinn books*

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153: Dr. William Davis - Gluten Free Isn't Enough • Undoctored • The Importance Of A High Potency, Multi-Species Probiotic  

Dr. William Davis is author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Wheat Belly, the book that turned the nutritional world by storm by challenging the conventional wisdom of “healthy whole grains.”

He is also author of the NY Times bestseller, Wheat Belly Cookbook, and he has a new book on shelves titled Undoctored.

Dr. Davis has discussed his views on major media including The Dr. Oz Show, Fox TV, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and others.

In this episode, we discuss:

How putting together his new book Undoctored was an emotional experience Health can't come from the healthcare system Grains cause numerous nutrient deficiencies (particularly minerals) How a low fat, vegetarian diet degraded Dr. Davis' health A diet rich in "healthy whole grains" is worse than a diet filled with sugar The conventional medical system is broken How the internet has impacted the doctor/patient interaction Approach your doctor like you would a nasty, rebellious teenager Wild, naked, and unwashed Grain were only added into our diet 10 or 11 thousand years ago Grains are very powerful GI toxins The gluten free industry is deceptive and dishonest Red fife is less bad but it's still bad Can you have grains on a periodic basis? Grains increase your risk for cardiovascular disease A grain free diet doesn't mean deprivation Are pseudograins ok? Dr. Davis' thoughts on rice and corn Arsenic in rice?!? Lectins are GI toxins Is soy a health food (tempeh and tofu)? The demonization of saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat was never based on science in the first place The paleo diet vs. the Undoctored diet We all need to be on a high potency, multi-species probiotic Dr. Davis' top food sources of prebiotics Dr. Davis' morning routine

Related links:

Dr. William Davis - Undoctored (book)*

Undoctored website and Facebook Page

Dr. William Davis' website

Dr. Dean Ornish

Garden of Life probiotics

Renew Life probiotics

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152: Jason Wachob - MindBodyGreen... The Early Days • What Is Wellth? • Operating From A Place Of Gratitude  

Jason Wachob is the founder & CEO of MindBodyGreen and the author of Wellth. He's been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Vogue. Jason has a BA in History from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years.

In this episode, we discuss:

MindBodyGreen... the early days How Jason avoided back surgery by doing yoga What inspired MindBodyGreen? Building community in the health and wellness space It's not easy to find your dream job Most people shouldn't become an entrepreneur Maintaining balance/keeping healthy as a health and wellness entrepreneur The best exercise is the one you actually do Working alongside your life partner Children are a pleasant distraction from work "Last work related comment" Disconnecting from your work might not be realistic The entrepreneurial vs. the conventional timeline What is Wellth? Food should be pleasurable, too If Jason could only pick one exercise... it would be yoga Operating from a place of gratitude Upcoming health trends for the remainder of 2017 Jason's first two hours in the morning Finding a balanced wellness routine

Related links:

Jason Wachob - Wellth (book)*

Follow Jason Wachob on Instagram and Twitter

MindBodyGreen website

Listen to Dr. Frank Lipman previously on TUHP (episode #129)

Tara Stiles

Strala Yoga

Kathryn Budig

Dana Claudat

Colleen Wachob

Elena Brower

Kris Carr

Bob Therman

Michael Pollan

Habit - Personalized Nutrition from Test to Table!

Bulletproof Coffee*

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151: Marie Forleo - Exercise Boosts Your Productivity & Creativity • Trust Your Intuition • Create Before You Consume  

Marie Forleo’s mission is to help you realize your greatest potential and use your gifts to change the world.

She’s the creator of the award-winning show MarieTV, founder of B-School, and has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine and Fast Company, among others. Marie was named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation. is one of’s Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs.

In this episode, we discuss:

Marie's Mom taught her to trust her intuition The voice in your head isn't really you Overcoming imposter syndrome Action is the antidote to fear Marie's network... her team, her man (Josh), and her friends Don't let perfectionism slow you down - done is better than perfect Living a busy life can keep you productive Managing multiple passions/multi-passionate entrepreneurship You don't have to monetize everything your interested in Continuing to break through plateaus... in business and in life Allow yourself to play and creativity will flow It's imperative that entrepreneurs schedule in vacations and downtime Maintaining balance when it comes to social media Create before you consume Meditation... Marie's daily practice Most people underestimate what exercise does for their productivity and creativity and overestimate what it does for reshaping their body What does Marie's diet look like? If you don't take the time to decide what's most important for you the world will decide for you Marie's morning routine

Related links:

Marie Forleo's Website (MarieTV)

Marie Forleo's B-School

Marie's free guided meditation - Right Click (PC) or Control Click (MAC) on the link to download

Marie Forleo - Make Every Man Want You (book)*

Moment app (iOS) - screen time tracker*

Deepak Chopra - The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (book)*

Listen to Deepak Chopra previously on TUHP (episode #141)


Pop Physique

Dr. John Ratey - Spark (book)*

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150: Jairek Robbins - Live A Life Of Growth, Contribution, and Gratitude  

Jairek Robbins is a decorated performance coach and lifestyle entrepreneur who has applied his innovative methods to living a life of adventure, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

His personal journey has included travelling the globe by ship, helping build schools and houses in multiple countries, and working as a volunteer in underdeveloped regions.

Jairek is the author of Live It!: Achieve Success by Living with Purpose.

In this episode, we discuss:

Unlearning the barriers that keep you from being authentic What was the pressure like growing up having Tony Robbins as a Dad? Testing things on himself (Live It!) before coaching others Embracing the moments in life that suck Learn to love life how it is Change your life by travelling and living the life of other people Jairek's near death experience after contracting malaria Life supports that which supports life and life eliminates that which is no longer needed Defining a life worth living 3 questions at the end of life... Did you really live? Did you really love? Did you really matter? Writing out your ideal day Stop looking for what's next and enjoy your successes The three opponents (hint: you're one of them) The minors vs the majors You're rewarded in public for what you practice in private Gratitude boosts your happiness, satisfaction, and fulfilment with life Your relationships are either growing or dying Have you put together your long-term savings plan? Jairek's morning routine Learn it, live it, give it

Related links:

Jairek Robbins - Live It! (book)*

Jairek Robbins' website

Semester At Sea

Restless Development

Brendon Burchard

Angela Duckworth - Grit (book)*

Carol Dweck - Mindset (book)*

Madonna Buder

Muse mediation headband*


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149: Jen Sincero - Make Money By Mastering The Mindset Of Wealth  

Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times bestselling author (You are a Badass), success coach, and motivational cattle prod who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her seminars, public appearances, newsletters, products, and books.

In this episode, we discuss:

How Jen went from knowing nothing about making money to teaching the wealth mindset Taking HUGE uncomfortable risks Make money by focusing on your mindset Your subconscious beliefs can impact your ability to make money Assessing your current beliefs Writing a letter to money Stop saying "I can't afford it" Become grateful for money Universal intelligence and how to use it to our advantage Surrender and release the need for the how Write down why you're so excited to make money Surrounds yourself with other people who are kicking ass Your environment matters We're motivated by emotions Mediation reminds you that there's a much bigger reality out there and you're infinitely powerful We are all born confident Stand confidently and your mind will follow Tenacity is key on the road to success You gotta have faith Jen's story of borrowing 85k from a friend to work with a mentor You're having a relationship with money - pay attention, nurture it, etc. The balance between saving and spending Do what you love, figure out how to monetize it, and the money will follow When we change, it can cause friction with those around us Breaking free and becoming a "badass" You have everything you need to get rich and the universe has your back

Related links:

Jen Sincero - You Are a Badass at Making Money (book)*

Jen Sincero's website

Jen Sincero - You Are a Badass (book)*

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148: Dr. Joseph Mercola - DHA, The Most Important Fat • Sensible Sun Exposure • Blue Light Blockers Are A Must  

Dr. Joseph Mercola is a passionate advocate of natural medicine. He is a wellness champion and a visionary, who has succeeded in implementing much needed changes to our current healthcare system. Dr. Mercola is also a New York Times bestselling author.

After 25 years as a physician to thousands of patients, Dr. Mercola merged his passion for health with his interest in technology and created Today it's the #1 natural health website, educating and empowering millions of subscribers to take control of their health.

In this episode, we discuss:

Dr. Mercola's personal experience with a high carb, low fat diet The role of your mitochondria The primary motivation for writing his new book, Fat for Fuel Miochondrial metabolic therapy (MMT) We all need some free radicals Changing up your macro nutrients throughout the week There is a massive difference between fasting and starvation Eliminating food cravings If you're eating processed foods, you're eating toxic vegetable oils The most important fat you can eat... DHA There isn't much clean seafood around, these days A simple and effective way to travel with avocados The vast majority of restaurants don't label their fish properly Costco is a good place to buy your olive oil The danger of consuming too much protein Sensible sun exposure is important Integrating gratitude into your life (Raw) eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet The quality of an egg can be determined by the colour of the yolk Stop eating at least 3 hours before bed What is peak fasting? LED lightbulbs are hurting your eyes Blue light blockers are a must Dr. Mercola's morning routine Optimizing mitochondrial function with cold thermogenesis Protecting your testicles with ice, in the sauna The highlights of Dr. Mercola's smoothie The three things you need to do to stay healthy A hour a day in the gym just doesn't cut it

Related links:

Dr. Joseph Mercola - Fat for Fuel (book)*

Dr. Joseph Mercola's website

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

Nick Lane - Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life (book)*

Travis Christofferson - Tripping over the Truth (book)*

Jimmy Moore & Dr. Jason Fung - The Complete Guide to Fasting (book)*

Ancel Keys

Larry Olmsted - Real Food/Fake Food (book)*

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt

Dr. Thomas Seyfried - Cancer as a Metabolic Disease (book)*

Uvex Blue Light Blocking Glasses*

Dr. Lawrence Wilson - Sauna Therapy for Detoxification and Healing (book)*


Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil*

Ketone Energy MCT Oil

Download our Habits app*

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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


Stephen Jepson


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

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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

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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

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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

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The Sarasota Airbnb we talk about in the opening

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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

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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

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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)*

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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

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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

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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

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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

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