• 00:57:40

    #50 Andy Hnilo: How a Tragic Accident Turned Him into the Ultimate Meathead Hippie Entrepreneur

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    A near death experience led CEO of Alitura Naturals, Andy Hnilo, to develop a cutting-edge natural skincare line that is revitalizing the skincare market.

    Andy was hit by two large vehicles while crossing a busy street in 2011. A former model and high-level athlete, he relied on his body to make a living and knew that even if he recovered, his life may never be the same. He vowed to rebuild his body and spirit using the healthiest ingredients and products he could find. Alitura -- Latin for “feeding and nourishing” -- was created to offer consumers natural, soothing and effective skin remedies.

    5:38 Andy's Personal Story
    - Andy’s background and incredible journey after his accident

    11:00 - Life Path Change
    - Giving up baseball and how he got a role in a feature film
    - “Just say yes and go with it.”

    13:52 A Passion for Skincare
    - Andy’s past with personal skin issues and the steps he took to better skin

    19:05 - Creating Your Own Product
    - The process of building the product HE needed and how he did it (in his one bedroom apartment)
    - Andy’s comeback emotionally, mentally and physically after his accident

    27:25 - The Journey of Creation
    - How Andy created his product and choosing specific ingredients
    - Seeking feedback from friends and the VERY first start to his company/product

    35:40 - How to Nourish Company Growth
    - Partnering with Bulletproof as a thank you for aiding in his recovery
    - The first big order, naming the company and how it started to grow

    48:05 Read The Labels
    - Ingredients to look out for when seeking skin care products

    53:23 - Spirit Animal

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  • 00:30:08

    #49 Chat with Em: Did You Hear We Might Have A New Organ? Detox, Cellulite, and Nerd Sesh

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    Well we are doing things a little differently today. I'm the queen of tangents and last night I nerded out so hard on this new organ discovery and I wanted to share WHY this matters... Ultimately the work on our liver is about to be a huge game changer on our health, serious illness, and not so serious but annoying issues, like cellulite. Today I want to tell you why.

    Link of National Geographic article:


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    Content Summary:

    3:30 When You Are Told “No”

    “Regardless of what you’re doing, don’t take the no’s as indicators of who you are and what you can offer.”

    6:50 New Organ Discovery

    The interstitium: A layer of fluid-filled compartments strung together in a web of collagen and a flexible protein called elastin

    12:20 Fluids & The Mysteries of the Lymphatic System

    Is there a correlation with the lymphatic system, fluids and this new organ??

    15:40 The Importance of the Lymph

    Cellulite issues - Unable to digest fat properly

    Increasing your fatty acids by DIGESTING and improving liver support

    19:20 Indicators of Detoxification Issues

    Symptoms: Very sensitive to smells, intensive PMS, extreme hangovers

    Supplements for liver support

    20:50 Liver: The Key to Longevity

    The connection between lymph and liver


    23:50 Going Keto

    Best places to find supplements

    Genetics and figuring out how well you digest fat

    25:50 Finding Your Macro Breakdown

  • 01:04:46

    #48 with Steven Farmer: Author, Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, and Soul Healer

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    Dr. Steven Farmer is a world-renowned author, teacher, shamanic practitioner, and Soul Healer. He has published several best-selling books and other products. is a licensed psychotherapist, former college professor, Reiki Master, and an ordained minister in the Circle of Sacred Earth Church. He brings a wealth of skills and experience to his writing, teaching, and spiritual healing, offering clients a unique and powerful synthesis of his many years of experience as a spiritual psychotherapist, shamanic practitioner, and hypnotherapist to afford quick and effective results.

    Content Summary:

    6:00 Dr. Steven’s Continual Evolution of Work

    8:50 Introduced to Shamanism

    Contemporary shamanic work that caught fire for Dr. Steven and planted something meaningful on the horizon

    11:38 Limitations on Labeling Yourself

    Essential life guideline: focus, presence and gratitude

    “Show up for whatever you are called to do.”

    17:35 What is Shamanism?

    Healing/helping spirits and your consciousness to mother earth

    “A great spirit is delivering a message to you, and the real task is to discern what that message is.”

    21:50 Power Animals

    Animals that often reflect characteristics of who you are

    “Feeling the spirit animal is just as valid as seeing the spirit animal.”

    33:20 Communing with Earth

    “To commune with the trees and see the world as living just as you are, has become a lost art.”

    How to just be present in the moment and using nature to bring groundedness

    40:20 The Collective Unconscious

    Developing your intuitive abilities and the benefits of walking barefoot

    53:20 Just Showing Up

    What it means to truly appreciate the soil beneath your feet and the privilege to be alive

    56:30 The Year of the Whale

  • 00:51:23

    Ask Em Episode!! Q&A and Chit Chat with Em on just about everything.

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    Q&A Episode with Emily Schromm and Wade Killgore brought to you by YOUR WONDERFUL QUESTIONS

    Warning. Episode is extra explicit.

    My 3 winners will be announced via Insta :)

    -My favorite place to travel
    -Why did I move to Denver?
    -What do you do to stay motivated?
    -What are your thoughts on New Year's Resolutions?
    -How do you self-assess to fill the blindspots?
    -Being in the spotlight, how do you handle other people's judgements?
    -Has your spirit animal changed? Has it always been the same?

  • 00:53:08

    #46 with Diana Rodgers: Kale vs Cow and The Case For Better Meat

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    5:00 Diana’s Story: Educating Herself First

    Certified as both an NTP and Paleo RD, living on a big farm outside of suburbia Boston

    13:45 The Connection of Farm Life

    “People are finally connecting the dots. If we are going to consume high protein diets, it makes sense to know how those animals were raised.”

    17:00 Documentary: Kale Vs. Cow

    Mission: Finding the most optimal diet for human health AND sustainability

    Reaction to “What The Health” Film

    25:00 What Makes a Healthier Animal

    The proper treatment for farm animals and how to manage them appropriately with grazing techniques

    34:00 Understanding The Circle of Life

    “We as humans, are not in control of nature. We are only a small piece of nature and a piece of the food cycle.”

    41:00 Tips When Shopping for Meat

    Becoming aware of where your food is coming from by getting involved

    How to know what to look for when shopping for meat in grocery stores

    47:15 The Luxury of Worrying About Longevity

    Learning to not take for granted what is on our plates and the access we have to good quality food

    51:21 Spirit Animal

  • 00:59:24

    #45 with Sarah Morgan, THE GENE QUEEN: Buddies in Your Belly, Genetics, & Neurotransmitters

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    Nutrition Genome GENE TESTING: http://www.nutritiongenome.com/ref/Emily

    Sarah Morgan, The Gene Queen, is known for her innovative ideas that connect science to everyday life in a way that impacts thousands. Sarah has a clinical practice in Denver, Colorado, that focuses on using food and nutrients to optimize gene expression and help individuals with complex health issues. She is also the author and founder of a children’s book and brand, “Buddies in My Belly: a Story About Probiotics” and creator of an innovative pediatric product set to hit the market soon. Sarah is married to her best friend and champion, Matt, and finds her inspiration from her daughter, Madison.

    Sarah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She holds a Masters of Science in Functional Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Sarah has worked in the health and nutrition field for the past 12 years helping individuals, communities and corporations achieve their health and wellness goals.

    Content Summary:
    5:46 Introducing the World of Genetics

    How Sarah became interested in studying genetics and focusing specifically on her problematic liver

    9:10 The Liver and All of its Many Purposes

    Breaking down the details on how the liver functions properly in our bodies

    “Poop out your problems”

    13:30 Our Human Blueprints

    A physical map of your genes

    “Our genes are the blueprints that are building these 3D protein structures that are enzymes.”

    19:30 Methylation and Testing Biomarkers

    “You don’t have to be fearful of your genes. It’s important to be empowered by them!”

    Supplementing with glutathione and calling on the superheroes that fight the crimes of inflammation

    26:00 Deeper Look Into “Buddies In My Belly”

    A children’s story on probiotics to teach about the importance of the microbiome

    Introducing the characters - Lactie, Bifie, Strepie and Ba-Silly and how each one plays an important role in our bodies

    36:15 Probiotic Suggestions

    “Eat the rainbow” in veggies and try to consume 25 different species of plant foods per week

    44:00 Thoughts on Antibiotics

    How some antibiotics are very much needed while others should be taken with caution

    50:00 Bacteria and Strep Throat Infections

    The microbiome in the nose, ears and eyes and its connection to brain health

    55:00 Finding Your Own Genome

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  • 00:59:00

    #43 with Stefani Ruper: On Internal Happiness, Go-Go Dancing, and Low-Carb Fails

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    Stefani Ruper is a game changer in the paleosphere who first drew attention to the relevance of women's health. She is the manager of Paleoforwomen.com, co-host of the Well-fed Women podcast, and the author of the best-selling Sexy by Nature. She has written programs for acne, weight loss, and PCOS, which have helped thousands of women overcome health issues worldwide. She has degrees from Dartmouth and Boston University, and is currently finishing her PhD at the University of Oxford in England.

    Content Summary:

    6:00 Go-Go Dancing… Why Not!

    A fun way to communicate and engage through the body

    13:11 Coconuts and Kettlebells

    Pushing back against the idea of “Don’t eat more than…” and instead focusing on hitting your macronutrient minimums then filling in the rest as you go

    18:30 Studying Humanities

    Connecting our emotional and spiritual relationships with science and constructing meaning in our lives

    21:30 Stefani’s Two Complementary Practices of Spirituality

    Studying the meaning of life and dancing

    27:10 The Happy Carb Balance

    Healing the underline problem first - “The kinds of things that will remediate insulin resistance are reducing inflammation, fixing your gut flora population, and boosting vitamin levels.”

    34:00 Realizing You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

    Stefani’s journey in embracing who she is and knowing she is capable of anything, regardless of body image

    38:15 Input to Body: Love = Output from Body: Love

    “We need to really get on our body’s side. The more you love your body, the more your body will love you back.”

    47:00 Societal Norms

    Feeling strongly about not succumbing to societal norms and instead more concerned about transforming the world

    53:40 Spirit Animal

  • 00:36:27

    Minisode! On skincare, product development, and putting self first with Grigore

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    This minisode is a special little Meathead Hippie podcast in honor of The Body Awareness Project that just launched! A curated box of skin care essentials (books, supplements, and products) and an online education course with hours of content on SKIN.


    Grigore is the wonderful and creative founder and CEO of Gaffer&Child.
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  • 00:54:12

    42 with Jimmy Moore on Keto, High Fat Diets, and Going Vegan?!

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    Jimmy Moore catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss enabled him to come off of prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He is the energetic personality behind the über-popular blog Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb and the host of the longest-running and one of the top-ranked iTunes health podcasts, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. Jimmy also hosts two other active podcasts Keto Talk With Jimmy Moore & The Doc and Fasting Talk with Jimmy Moore and Friends along with the retired podcast Ask The Low-Carb Experts and the departed Low-Carb Conversations. He has interviewed over 1300 of the world’s top health experts and has dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible about living healthy so they can make the right decisions for their health. Jimmy is an engaging speaker who has been invited to speak all around the world, including the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and across the United States. He is the international bestselling author of The Complete Guide To Fasting,The Ketogenic Cookbook, Keto Clarity, and Cholesterol Clarity as well as the upcoming release of The Keto Cure, Keto Freedom, and Real Food Keto. Learn more about Jimmy and his work at www.livinlavidalowcarb.com.

    Content Summary:

    6:45 Paleo or Keto?

    Jimmy describes the difference between the two and why his diet leans towards being more ketogenic

    11:00 Signs of a Fat Burner

    How to tell if you are using fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates

    12:15 Jimmy’s Journey with Food and Dieting

    Started with the Atkins diet

    Understanding ketones and their roles in the body

    15:45 The “Protein Piece” of a Keto Diet

    How much protein does one really need and is it possible to be consuming too much?

    “Gluconeogenesis: The body can’t store protein so it has to store it into a usable source of energy which it then goes through the liver and stores as glucose.”

    19:00 More Carbs for the Crossfitter

    The importance of knowing your insulin levels with high intensity training

    21:00 Insulin Resistance

    Signs and symptoms of being insulin resistant

    “Even real food carbs can be problematic at times for people with insulin resistance.”

    22:20 Sequence of Understanding Your Body Through Testing

    Testing blood sugar and insulin levels

    Getting rid of the dreadful scale

    30:25 Jimmy’s Wake-Up Call

    Family genetics and history with heart disease

    Ketogenic Vs. Atkins Diet

    35:55 Misconceptions About Keto Worth Noting

    Beware of the people that are just trying to make money off of the trend

    “I think the real food aspect of keto needs to be underscored.”

    37:30 Quality of Food > Calories in Food

    “It’s the hormonal effects that matter the most and calories does not take into account the QUALITY of food.”

    42:00 Exogenous Ketones and Ketone Esters

    Testing your blood ketones

    46:45 A Vegan-Keto Approach

  • 01:03:24

    #41 with Rachel Balkovec on Strength and Conditioning & Saying NO to get a better YES.

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    Rachel Balkovec just finished her second season as the Latin American Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Houston Astros. She will now be serving as the club’s AA strength and conditioning coach. Previous to working with the Astros, she was the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the St. Louis Cardinals for 2 seasons after working in various positions with EXOS (Formerly Athletes' Performance), Louisiana State University, The Chicago White Sox, Arizona State University and Los Tigres Del Licey Beisbol. She is a former NCAA Division I softball catcher and has recently began a public speaking initiative directed at the empowerment of young women.


    Content Summary:

    5:35 Incentive to Continue Education
    “Studying the body and understanding the body is going to be the future of athletics.”

    7:30 Undeniable Desire to Be More

    8:45 Rachel’s Backstory
    Her start with an internship and experience working multiple jobs

    11:25 The Unglamorous Reality of Work
    “The crazy is what makes people successful”

    15:55 Finding Time to Train
    Separating work from your time in the gym

    19:00 Crossfit, Olympic Lifting and Baseball
    “Crossfit feeds right into the psycho.”
    Feeling empowerment after conquering tough lifts

    28:42 Powerlifting

    36:00 Rachel’s Food Philosophy: Loosely Vegetarian
    How cutting out meat has worked for her

    45:25 Habits VS. Non-Negotiable Principles
    Knowing your limit to how much you can ask upon yourself
    “The habits will fall in line after you make the decision to do what’s right for you in your life.”

  • 00:45:55

    #40 with Emily Kiberd: On moving well, desk jobs, and the myth of "tightening your core"

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    With a strong presence and a knack for sparking new and creative ideas, Dr. Emily Kiberd truly lives out her own spirit animal in her everyday life. As Founder of the Urban Wellness Clinic located near in New York, New York, Dr. Emily talks about common injuries she sees in people that have primarily computer-based jobs. Kiberd and her team’s mission is to optimize every patient’s health by focusing on essential movements, breathing techniques and proper sedentary positions. In this episode of Meathead Hippie, Dr. Emily also discusses how our bodies tend to overcompensate with injuries, as well as the benefits of strength training for rehabilitation. Dr. Emily Kiberd’s expertise in her work highlights the importance of functional movement patterns that offer long-lasting results. “That’s our whole goal: the idea of movement longevity!”

    5:45 East Coast Energy
    Finding home in New York while still appreciating the outdoors

    7:06 Overcoming the Set Standards in Jobs
    Bringing out the “good hustler” in people
    Making your job work for YOU

    8:35 Effects of Stress in New Yorkers // Computer Time
    The “corporate warriors” behind desks
    Huge chest breathers typically have back pain, headaches, weak core, etc.

    11:20 The Myth on Sucking In Your Tummy
    “We never let our pelvic floor relax if we are always sucking in.”

    13:55 Belly Breathing
    The steps to take when learning how to belly breathe
    Breathing while squatting - “You want your breath to match your exertion and your load.”

    17:12 Lifts to Practice for the “Corporate Warrior”
    The Essential 7: The movements you need to do to be a human being

    18:50 A Personal Story on Body Compensation
    How certain parts of the body overcompensate for others with injuries

    21:25 Urban Wellness Clinic: Their Mission
    “I think a great physician creates a collaboration as if you are their partner in health.”
    Assessing clients and getting them onto strength programs

    23:00 Preventing the Ailments from a Sedentary Lifestyle
    “We are not meant to sit for hours on end. Life’s meant to be dynamic.”
    How to correct your sitting tendencies and posture

    32:18 Business Aspect
    How Dr. Emily started in business and grew to expanding her own company

    36:00 Benefits of Strength Training for Rehabilitation
    “Certain muscles and movement patterns don’t get turned on until you have to pick up something heavy.”

    37:18 The “Chronic Cardio” Exerciser
    Common to see adrenal fatigue and hypothyroid issues

    42:10 Spirit Animal

  • 01:00:31

    #39 with Dr Steven Lin: Connecting Chronic Disease Back To Our Mouth

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    Dr Steven Lin is a board-registered dentist, TEDx speaker with featured in The Sydney Morning Herald, MindBodyGreen, Readers Digest, Woman’s Health and many more.

    Steven’s program helps his patients solve the cause of dental disease. It merges dental nutrition, breathing, airways, functional orthodontics and sleep health. Today the oral-systemic link is clearer than ever. And it’s helping the next generation of children to avoid braces naturally.

    In January 2018, his book The Dental Diet will be released in the US, UK, Australia and Germany. The Dental Diet is a journey of ancestral medicine, the human microbiome, and epigenetics. It explains the foods for healthy teeth based on whole, delicious nutrition. Buy your book at the link below:


    You can find him on Facebook and Instagram @drstevenlin or at www.drstevenlin.com

    Content Summary

    6:46 The Root of All Dental Diseases

    What is the real reason of wisdom teeth removal?

    10:00 Weston Price

    Major contributions to the National Dental Association and Price’s theory on the relationship of nutrition and dental health

    16:04 Roles of Vitamins K & D

    The importance of these fat-soluble vitamins and why deficiencies are so common

    20:00 Vitamin D3 and Parathyroid

    Signs on why you might need to check your parathyroid levels

    “Vitamin D is on the BASE of that nutrient pyramid because we are designed to take energy from the sun.”

    24:34 Vitamin A and EATING ORGAN MEAT

    Proform and preform vitamin A

    Proper absorption of vitamin A

    “Every culture has their way of eating organ meats… The reason why that was is because the liver is the most nutrient-dense part of the animal.”

    33:55 Tongue-Tie

    Linked to nutrient deficiencies in A, D & K

    It’s relation to breathing issues

    36:20 Dairy and VItamin K2: A Misunderstood Beast

    The difference between vitamin K1 and vitamin K2

    “Vitamin K2 is the final piece of the puzzle.”

    Fundamental to our physiology

    46:00 Nasal Breathing & Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

    Where breathing issues derive from

    “During sleep, increased pressure sends a sympathetic kick to the brain.”

    51:10 Exercises to Prevent Breathing Issues

    Palate expansions and taped lips exercise

    Blood-brain barrier

    “You will get so much more oxygen by reprogramming your breathing into slow breaths.”

    56:00 Teeth Grinding: A Sign of Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

    “When you grind your front teeth, that is your brain pushing your lower jaw forward and so that’s actually just opening the airway.”

  • 00:47:34

    #38 with Anthony Gustin: On Growth, Goals, and Starting A Lot of Companies

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    A man that wears many hats, Anthony Gustin is the definition of a fearless innovator. Developer of the the formerly known PureWod nutrition products, Anthony has since then expanded his company into a wide selection of all-natural products from clean and whole sources. Anthony’s products are unlike any other supplements out there today and that is because of one simple reason. Anthony believes in the quality above all else and has dedicated himself to creating supplements that will nourish the body in all the right ways. No shortcuts, no bullshit, only pure ingredients from whole foods.

    In this episode of Meathead Hippie, Anthony also provides information on treating soft tissue injuries by strengthening hinge movements, advice for big goal-setters and how to manage having many projects ongoing at once. He is certainly a man that wears many hats and in a way, resembles the very essence of his products. Anthony is a person that sets high expectations of himself, leaves no room for shortcuts while pursuing his goals, and has the purest intentions of far exceeding them.

    Content Summary:

    6:45 How to Manage Many, Many Projects
    Reviewing progression each month
    Prioritizing goals dependent on their difficulty levels

    10:20 Breaking Down Big Goals
    Creating a spreadsheet and rubric for tracking progress
    Achieving 70% of your goals, no more and no less

    14:01 When You Get Off Track
    Not letting your failures overcome your capability to succeed
    The importance of meditation and support of good people

    17:00 Avoiding Personal Burnout
    Decreasing stress on the body from intense workouts, traveling, computer time, mental stress
    Keeping nutrition up, sleep, movement, relationships, work, supplements

    20:20 Gymnastics: Connective Tissue Training
    Movement to prevent connective tissue injuries
    Strengthening hinge movements

    29:38 Control Less, Delegate More
    Trusting that the people you work with hold the same values as the company
    “It’s not about me or every single one of my ideas anymore. It’s about growing this thing as a living organism that gets to make impact.”

    33:34 The Shift to Launching Food Products

    36:18 What Are Exogenous Ketones?
    Switching from carbs to ketosis
    Helps with mental performance, clears brain fog and rids of bad sleep

    38:40 From PureWOD to Equip
    Equip’s natural products and each of their benefits of supplementing nutrition to the body

    43:20 Brain Performance Supplements

    43:38 Spirit Animal

  • 00:42:28

    #37 with Diane Sanfilippo: On Cutting Sugar, Rebel Mentality, and Her New Book

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    Diane Sanfilippo - a rockstar, bestselling author, powerhouse, enneagram 8, and dear friend. Was lucky enough to get her on Meathead Hippie and talk about all things cutting sugar, not allowing fear to stop you from trying hard things, and her new 21-DSD book!

    Be sure to check out the interview we did on Balanced Bites here:

    Content Summary:

    5:15 Setting New Years “Goals”
    “You become what you think about” mantra for this year

    8:50 Awareness of Being a Rebel
    “Finding what works for you because we are all different in a lot of ways”

    11:02 Diane’s Journey with Sugar
    Experienced blood sugar irregularities
    Wrote out a program that would help people detox their bodies from sugar

    15:26 A Sugar Relapse
    How the body can react when too much sugar is introduced back into the diet too soon

    19:43 The “All In or All Out” Personality
    How to detach morality and/or shame from imperfection
    Being aware of your actions and how they are affecting your mental health
    Acknowledging your own worth

    22:20 Understanding the Mindset: 3 Categories of Roadblocks
    Lack of support
    Other people’s thoughts and feelings
    Fear of failure

    26:55 Tools to Practice Self-Care and Being Present
    Delegation and communication with team members

    The benefits of to-do lists

    31:42 Adrenal Supplements
    Stress reduction herbs

    34:30 Creating Time to Recover
    Not over committing yourself during demanding times
    Forming a circle of people that will support you and respect your space

    36:45 Diane’s Book Tour
    Details, location and date information

    40:15 Spirit Animal

  • 01:00:27

    #36 with Amanda Upson: Lawyer turned filmmaker, Do-er, and on Women Supporting Women in Buisiness

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    Unleashed in Denver, Colorado, Amanda Upson began her film and media career in 2013 after fleeing big firm law practice and setting out for the wilder west of film production. Her outstanding reputation in the legal field and her unparalleled ability to get stuff done led to a serendipitous partnering with Little Turtle Pictures. Over the past 5,280 unbillable hours, she and her partners at Little Turtle Pictures have been responsible for developing the future of film and television’s most acclaimed features and series. Amanda excels at developing a strategy and revels in executing its details. After graduating from UVA, she earned her JD (cum laude). She co-founded the Denver chapter of Mother Attorney Mentoring Association, which has grown to a mentoring and networking group of more than 300 attorneys. The best evidence of her persuasive abilities can be found on the days Amanda serves as Lunch Lady, when she convinces each kid passing through the line to eat two servings of vegetables.

    Amanda in Forbes: http://fortyover40.com/2017-honorees/amanda-upson/

    Magnum Opus is streaming everywhere, including on iTunes (http://apple.co/2ybu0zy), amazon, google play, etc. Please follow on social at: https://www.facebook.com/MagnumOpusMovie https://twitter.com/MagnumOpusMovie http://www.magnumopusmovie.com/trailer/ (sharing is caring, and every time a person shares or clicks buy, an attorney saves her soul).

    Content Summary:
    7:30 Introducing Amanda Upson

    Decided to write down one specific goal - “I wanted to work with kind, brilliant people on a project from start to finish.”

    9:00 From Lawyer to Film Producer

    First film creation which led to a worldwide distribution: Magnum Opus

    14:37 Mentally “Checking Out” Through Scuba Diving

    20:18 Coping Mechanisms

    23:30 A Life Full of “No’s”

    Finding a balance between assertion and humbleness

    “I think my life is summed up to help other people.”

    28:48 SheEO

    Supports radical generosity by investing donated money into 5 women-led businesses

    37:00 How to Break the Cycle

    Awareness to the power behind every purchase

    “I try to be cognisant with my buying decisions.”

    40:08 Whispering Empress

    Chakras and finding where energy may be stuck in your body

    48:30 Advice for Those Seeking that Extra “Unf”

    “I went out of my way to find opportunities to fail and I swear, that was the best gift I could have ever given myself.”

    56:00 Spirit Animal

  • 00:48:14

    #35 with Kat Mackinnon on Herbal Medicine, The Power of Flowers, and Individuality

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    Kat is a certified clinical herbalist and nutritionist, as well as a certified Bach essences practitioner through the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. She is also a Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalists Guild. She currently works as the Botany course
    director, as well as faculty and student services coordinator for the Fundamentals and Advanced programs at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism.

    Kat also has her own small clinical practice and runs a small endeavor, Meet the Green www.meetthegreen.com, through which she teaches classes on herbalism and primitive skills. She also has a blog, Discover the Green, on botany, herbal medicine, and any other information on plants she finds interesting.

    Though a transplant from the East Coast, Kat has a passion for working with the herbs nearest to her. Having studied forestry at Northern Arizona University, the plants, animals, and incredible harsh beauty of the Southwest are one of the great loves of her life. Between teaching
    and working, she spends her time wild crafting and running in the mountains, gardening in the lowlands, and medicine making in between. Her other interests include art, primitive skills, gardening, and generally geeking out on the natural world.

    Content Summary:

    6:20 Beginning in the World of Herbalism

    Kat’s love for the cultivation of plants and her journey to a career in herbal medicine

    10:52 Resources For Inspiration

    Books written by Herbalist, Michael Moore

    13:26 Is There an Influx in Popularity With Herbal Medicine?

    A whole new generation of people who are making herbal medicine more accessible

    20:23 An Herbalist Stance on Essential Oils

    Herbal safety: Essential oils are hyperconcentrated medicinal extracts

    24:10 Requiring Patience in Herbal Medicine

    “The biggest thing is getting people into their bodies. That is where I try to start first and foremost because really that is not an easy place for most people to be in.”

    27:35 The Idea of Constitution and Temperament

    Framework for matching a person’s energetics

    “An herb is no just a thing, it’s not just a pill. It is its own entity. And you get to interact with this medicine that is very much alive.”

    33:00 Explaining the Power of Flower Essences

    “They are designed to be working on mental and emotional levels that are sometimes a little more difficult to perceive with other medicines.”

    39:54 Sitting With Your Emotions

    “What it’s doing, is that it is getting you to actually think about your emotions as beings that you can interact with.”

    Rewiring your brain

    41:53 If You Were an Herb, What Herb Would You Be?

    Pine: a beautiful patch of wildness that acts as a respiratory stimulant

  • 01:02:38

    #34 with Guillermo Ruiz on Herbs, Thyroid health, and Anemia

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    Living in Arizona, the home of the Valley of the Sun, Dr. Guillermo Ruiz is breaking new barriers through the world of Naturopathic Medicine. With a specific specialty in thyroid disease, Dr. Ruiz explains why it may be harder for most people with thyroid issues to see progression in their journeys to health. Even with Guillermo’s extensive background knowledge and expertise, he stays true to his motto of self-training when helping others. “I don’t want to tell you what to do. I want to work with you and help you get to where you need to be.” In this episode of Meathead Hippie, an assortment of topics are covered, ranging from anemia, the benefits of iron and favorite herbs -- all the way to a little tangent of mutual love for Harry Potter. With so much helpful advice to offer, he finishes the episode with an insightful analogy on balancing life like it has its own personal Venn diagram. “The inside of the Venn diagram is true health. You need to take into consideration all of the circles in order for you to be the best version you can be.” It is no secret that Dr. Guillermo Ruiz brings a new source of light in Naturopathic Medicine to the home of the Valley of the Sun.


    Our previous podcast: http://www.3030strong.com/3030-health-podcast/emfit

    Content summary:

    6:23 A Thyroid Surprise
    The uphill battle with hypothyroidism and why it is so hard to see results when you feel like you are doing everything right
    10:12 Guillermo’s Motto
    “I don’t want to tell you what to do. I want to work with you and help you get to where you need to be.”
    11:04 The Client With Thyroid Stimulated Hormone (TSH)
    Defining hashimoto's thyroiditis and investigating toxic metals
    17:20 Understanding Different Types of Anemia
    The inability for blood to bring oxygen to tissues
    18:25 Importance of Iron in the Body
    21:33 Discovery at Integrated Health
    Findings of lyme disease, shingles and chronic infections
    26:00 What Happened First, the Chicken or the Egg?
    Observing symptoms of thyroid issues
    Balancing game - “You have to be ready when you start to optimize the system.”
    31:54 Guillermo’s Paleo Medicine Cabinet
    Dexamethasone, coffee and manuka honey
    37:20 Harry Potter Tangent
    39:30 Coming Soon: Herbal Element Teas
    43:20 If You Have the Knowledge or Desire, What is Stopping You?
    Following your heart despite the bigness of your dream
    Awareness to self-sabotage
    48:00 Balancing Your Life’s Venn Diagram
    “The inside of the Venn diagram is true health. You need to take into consideration all of the circles in order for you to be the best version you can be.”
    51:47 Favorite Herb: Triphala
    Stomach soother
    1:01:14 Spirit Animal

  • 00:49:23

    #33 with Michael Morgan on Preventing/Reversing Alzheimer's, Craniosacral Therapy, and Epigenetics

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    This week’s episode on Meathead Hippie is nerdy in all the right places. Guest speaker, Michael Morgan, comes from an extensive background in craniosacral therapy and its relation to Alzheimer's disease. Some people believe it's one that is incurable, but Morgan’s practice in functional medicine seems to prove otherwise. “With the right changes in diet and exercise, Alzheimer's can be preventable and even reversible… We have enough people in the world and we can train people quickly enough to start to significantly reduce the detriment of Alzheimer's in the next 5 years.”

    Michael Morgan has a brain of his own that holds an undeniable amount of intelligence and determination. A man who will continue to make advancements in preventing Alzheimer's disease through functional medicine and craniosacral therapy, Morgan will not stop until his audacious goal is achieved.

    Content Summary:

    4:50 What is Craniosacral Therapy?
    “The body is its own natural pharmacy.”
    Dr. Upledger and his development of the modern form of Craniosacral Therapy

    10:41 How Senile Dementia & Alzheimer’s Form in the Brain
    Explaining the cause of brain shrinkage and the role of cerebrospinal fluid

    14:00 The Politics of Functional Medicine
    Food is medicine
    “With the right changes in diet and exercise, Alzheimer's can be preventable and even reversible.”

    15:35 A Direct Correlation Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s
    Brain inflammation and the rise of insulin levels due to sugar-concentrated diets

    20:27 Epigenetics
    “Epigenetics means that even if you have a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's, you can turn OFF the genes that are detrimental to you and turn ON the ones which will more promote a healthier life.”

    21:25 Supplements and Anti-inflammatory Spices

    24:25 The Concussion Study
    A study conducted on NFL players
    Neuroplasticity - How the brain can reorganize itself

    30:25 An Audacious Goal:
    “We have enough people in the world and we can train people quickly enough to start to significantly reduce the detriment of Alzheimer's in the next 5 years.”

    36:00 Exercise and the Clearing of Metabolic Pathways

    40:15 Essential Oils for the Brain

    47:37 The Brain’s Need for Balance
    How mental, emotional and spiritual balance all play significant roles in brain health

    Michael's TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YSh4oR8xc0

    Jack Canfield interviews Michael Morgan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftog6jC7dH8