August 20, 2019
Elizabeth Willard Thames, better known as Mrs. Frugalwoods (IG: @frugalwoods), is the creator of the award-winning personal finance blog, Frugalwoods.com. In 2016, at age 32, she reached financial independence and left a successful career in Boston to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life on a 66-acre homestead in the woods of Vermont with her husband and their two young daughters. Liz is the author of Meet The Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living. She's been featured on The Today Show, PBS, NPR, in the New York Times, Forbes, Parents Magazine, and more. Tap here to go to our show notes to download the worksheet for this episode  In this episode, we discuss: The name Frugalwoods - where it came from & what it means What is frugality? Growing up in a frugal family Living simply The evolution of Liz & Nate’s relationship Living on a homestead How to reach financial independence Why you need an emergency fund The Uber Frugal Month Challenge Start investing now What are total market index funds? Make sure you hire a fiduciary Liz's financial book recommendations The process of investing Your money is your personal business Connecting to your goals Creative ways to slash your budget Barter & trade to save money Embrace imperfection How Liz spent only $20 preparing her baby nursery Hand me downs = money saved Being frugal is a lifestyle Frugality vs. minimalism Daily life on a 66-acre homestead Connecting in your community Save now and reap the rewards long term Show sponsors: Vuori Clothing
August 13, 2019
Haemin Sunim (IG: @haemin_sunim) is a Zen Buddhist teacher, writer and the founder of the School of Broken Hearts in Seoul. He is one of the most influential Zen monks in the world. Haemin's books, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down and Love for Imperfect Things have been translated into more than 35 different languages and sold over four million copies worldwide. In this episode, we discuss: Growing up with perfectionist tendencies Taking time for self-care Check in with yourself Becoming a Buddhist monk What is Quan meditation? Enlightenment is already within you Be mindful of your thoughts We are all interconnected Day-to-day life at the monastery Meditation app recommendations Haemin’s approach to social media Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh Take things slowly Intention is important What makes any item valuable? Value your time Routines create balance Walking in nature Let go of perfectionism Strategies to combat depression Creating the School of Broken Hearts You are not alone Create your own community Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic
August 6, 2019
Dave Asprey (IG: @dave.asprey) is the founder of Bulletproof, a leading-edge food, beverage, and content company, best known for the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee and starting the fat for fuel movement. He is a 2x New York Times bestselling author, host of Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Dr. Oz, and more. In this episode, we discuss: Anti-aging biohacks Growing up in New Mexico & being exposed to mold, mercury and lead Dave was the 1st person to sell anything over the internet For the love of tech Why Dave fired his doctor Own your own biology Experimenting with nootropics Learning how to be happy Value your brain function Creating Bulletproof Coffee Sleep hacking experiments The Bulletproof Diet evolved from a fertility diet Living on a 32-acre, organic farm on Vancouver Island Airplane travel biohacks Hotel room biohacks Tips for reducing EMF exposure while sleeping Embracing imperfection The explorer vs. the mapmaker mindset What is 40 Years of Zen? Building a community around biohacking The idea of forgiveness Holotropic breathing explained The difference between holotropic breathing and Ayahuasca Get outside of your head Microdosing LSD Practicing gratitude and forgiveness Figure out who you want to be Show sponsors: Organifi
July 30, 2019
Trina Felber (IG: @trinafelber) is the founder and creator of Primal Life Organics, a company that specializes in natural skincare and dental care products. She's a wife, mother of three, dental health and natural skincare expert, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, yogi, paleo advocate, and educator. Trina is also the international bestselling author of Beauty’s Dirty Secret. In this episode, we discuss: Trina's suffering with oily skin & acne growing up Scars take time to heal Oil hydrates skin, water doesn’t Is "safer skincare" really safe? Foods that cause acne How Trina’s pregnancy inspired her business Embracing the paleo lifestyle Always read ingredient labels The rule of 5 Is your skincare causing premature aging? Skin is your largest organ Making your own skincare products The benefits of bentonite clay Cacao powder skincare uses Watermelon helps heal sunburns Dental health is important during pregnancy Men's skincare The power of cayenne powder Most dental products destroy your good microbiome What is dentin? Is your toothpaste causing sinus infections? Avoid glycerin in toothpaste How to remineralize your teeth Clay & charcoal are less abrasive than most conventional toothpastes Don’t use hydrogen peroxide in your mouth The benefits of tongue scraping What is leaky gum syndrome? Trina's thoughts on oil pulling The impact of changing your deodorant & dental care products Show sponsors: Kettle & Fire
July 23, 2019
Emily Fletcher (IG: @emilystellafletcher) is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for extraordinary performance. Her book Stress Less, Accomplish More debuted at #7 out of all books on Amazon. The New York Times, The Today Show, Vogue and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 15,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Apple, Google, and Harvard Business School. In this episode, we discuss: Emily achieving her goal of performing on broadway The happiness of pursuit Finding meditation Developing the Ziva Technique Vedic meditation Different types of meditation The art of mindfulness Find your mantra Om vs. aum 2x breath Secrets to manifesting What is adaption energy? Rest heals the body Close the stress windows Meditation is the new caffeine Rewiring the brain with psychedelics Benefits of EMDR The purpose of Vipassana The meaning of Ziva How motherhood humbled Emily Practicing Ziva before pregnancy Moving daily Meditation training in India Eating “Paleo Veda” Fully enjoying life Show sponsors: Sproos
July 16, 2019
Udo Erasmus (IG: @udoerasmus) is the co-owner of the Udo’s Choice brand, a global leader in cutting edge health products. He's also an accomplished author that's written Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill and The Book on Total Sexy Health. Udo has impacted numerous lives by passionately conducting live presentations, media interviews, staff trainings and traveled to 40+ countries with his message on how to achieve perfect health. In this episode, we discuss: Udo growing up in WW2 Germany & moving to BC Your awareness is inside Make time to “be” Start your day with calmness Health is your responsibility How Udo became poisoned by pesticides and why he started studying fats What are essential fatty acids? How oils are made The difference between omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids Making oils with health in mind Sources of omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids Udo's thoughts on avocado oil Cooking your food in water The benefits of spices Eat a whole food, plant-based diet Move your body Focus on your relationship with yourself Practice stillness Total health = designed by nature Show sponsors: Organifi
July 9, 2019
Kristina Carrillo Bucaram (IG: @fullyrawkristina), also known as "FullyRaw Kristina," has been widely recognized by many in her backyard, as well as across the globe, as the most popular raw and vegan celebrity and digital influencer of her time. Over the last 13 years, she has inspired a lot of people. At the age of 18, Kristina overcame Type 2 Diabetes (Hyperglycemic) by eating a FullyRaw Diet. This diet is now more widely recognizable as strictly fruits and vegetables in their raw and unprocessed states as found in nature. In this episode, we discuss: What is FullyRaw? Eat the rainbow Thoughts on the celery juice trend How Kristina developed type 2 diabetes at age 16 Who inspired Kristina's raw vegan transformation? Be the change Rewire your brain and taste buds Eating raw in cold climates The origin story of Kristina’s co-op Creating a community The negative impact of big corporations Support your local farmers Growing your own produce Mind, body, and spirit healing Show sponsors: Breville
July 2, 2019
Today marks a milestone in our podcast journey - 300 episodes! Thank you for listening and supporting the show! We're here to catch you up on our lives. It was a fun episode to record with just the two of us and we know you're really going to enjoy it. Our podcasting journey is just beginning - please subscribe and join us on the ride! In this episode, we discuss: Our 1 year anniversary plans Making time for each other Letting go and enjoying life Spending more time outside Backyard gardening Supporting local farmers A snapshot of our diet Making our own bone broth Detroit is booming Being present with each other Making relationships a priority Taking time to slow down Maintaining relationships & life Marni’s Hashimoto’s diagnosis The evolution of our diet over the years You can change your sleep habits Our nighttime routine Quality of sleep matters Simplify your life Making time for play How we move "Closing the loop" Focus on the positive We want to hear from you! Our 6 pillars of health Applying the 80/20 rule What Ultimate Health means to us Constant evolution Show sponsors: Outerknown
June 25, 2019
Drew Manning (IG: @fit2fat2fit) is a health and fitness expert and the New York Times bestselling author of Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose. He's a leading voice in the keto diet movement. Drew is the creator of the A&E Show Fit to Fat to Fit and the host of The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience podcast. He has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The View, among other media outlets. Drew lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his daughters, who remind him every day not to take things too seriously. In this episode, we discuss: Embracing vulnerability as a strength Why Drew gained 75 lbs (on purpose) A life coach saved Drew’s life Learn how to love yourself Meditation teaches you to be present Start your day with gratitude Why positive affirmations are powerful Change your mindset Mental clarity on the keto diet Testing for ketosis How to avoid the keto flu Exogenous ketones Vegan/vegetarian keto options Who should try keto cycling? How to dine out if you're keto Cyclical keto Keto approved sweeteners Powdered greens vs. green juice Snacking on keto The benefits of fasting Show sponsors: Perfect Keto
June 18, 2019
Kate Northrup (IG: @katenorthrup) is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, and mother that has built a multimedia digital empire with her husband, that reaches hundreds of thousands globally. Her work has been featured by The Today Show, Women’s Health, The Huffington Post, and more. Kate lives with her husband and their daughters in a cozy town in Maine. Her latest book is Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms. In this episode, we discuss: What prompted Kate to slow down? Reorganize your workflow Unravel the guilt Kate & Mike’s transition into parenthood Create partnerships Receiving help vs. asking for help What is your worth? You are who you are Scheduling meetings, planning time What is a money love date? Prioritizing friendships Calm your inner voice with meditation The benefits of Yoga Nidra Pay attention to cycles Kate’s weekly to-do list What are your vital few? Do less filter = simplify Living simply vs. minimalism Cultivate communities Surrender your control Become self aware Show sponsors: Outerknown
June 11, 2019
Carly Stein (IG: @stein.carly) is the founder and CEO of the wellness brand Beekeeper’s Naturals. Her mission is to improve the health of humans and bees alike, which is why she left her job on the trading floor at Goldman Sachs to launch Beekeeper’s Naturals full-time in 2016. Beekeeper’s Naturals is an innovative wellness company developing nutraceutical products from healing plant-based ingredients and the powerful hive superfoods like royal jelly, propolis, and bee pollen. Carly is a beekeeper and a tireless advocate for the preservation of the waning global bee population. She was recently recognized as a game-changing entrepreneur on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. In this episode, we discuss: Carly’s healing experience with propolis Where propolis comes from Different types of beehives How to use propolis The passion behind starting Beekeeper’s Naturals Sustainable beekeeping The role of bees The negative effects of monocropping Stop using pesticides Beekeeper’s Naturals' mission Bees sustain our food supply What is migratory beekeeping? Hobbyist beekeeping Organic honey may contain pesticides Pay attention to where your honey is sourced There are over 700 types of bees Honeybees are the most effective pollinators Bee pollen is natures multivitamin Raw honey vs. pasteurized honey Creating superfood honey Using honey as natural sleep aid Benefits of royal jelly What are nootropics? Finding balance Show sponsors: Sunwarrior
June 4, 2019
Dr. Joe Dispenza (IG: @drjoedispenza) is a New York Times bestselling author of four books including Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon. He is a world-renowned teacher, lecturer, and researcher in the fields of neuroscience and epigenetics. Dr. Dispenza's workshops utilize the latest scientific research to help people rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to a new mind in order to create a new personal reality. In this episode, we discuss: The bike accident that changed Dr. Joe’s life Mind over matter Change your emotional state Trust your intuition A spiritual approach to life What are genes? Thinking vs. feeling The concept of metacognition Planning your behaviours The quantum model of reality You’re the creator of your life Addiction to emotion A new state of being The meditative process Reprogram your mind Why Dr. Joe meditates 2 hours a day Find the present moment Different types of meditation Synchronizing your energy Physical, chemical, & emotional stress Experimenting with nutrition The expression of health Show sponsors: Organifi
May 28, 2019
Dr. Andrew Weil (IG: @drweil) received a degree in biology (botany) from Harvard in 1964 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1968. He is the founder and Director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. The Center is the leading effort in the world to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. Dr. Weil is the editorial director of the popular website, drweil.com and appears in video programs featured on PBS. He is the founder and partner of the growing group of True Food Kitchen restaurants. A frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and the reform of medical education. In this episode, we discuss: The difference between doctors of the past and the present Becoming pescatarian Eat food you grow Cooking as a form of meditation Why Dr. Weil never practiced medicine Studying healing practices & cultures while traveling The healing power of nature The 1st cannabis study in 1968 Therapeutic benefits of CBD Experimenting with psychedelics Are allergies learned responses? What is mescaline? Microdosing psilocybin MDMA & PTSD Medicinal properties of mushrooms Starting Matcha Kari The difference between matcha & green tea The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Mouth breathing vs. nose breathing Moods are contagious Keeping a gratitude journal Integrative medicine vs. functional medicine Dogs are good for your health Walking is the perfect exercise Have fun in life The story behind True Food Kitchen Show sponsors: Sproos
May 21, 2019
Dr. Sara Gottfried (IG: @saragottfriedmd) is a wife, mother to two incredible young women, friend, scholar, seeker, yoga teacher, Harvard-educated MD with 25+ years of experience, board-certified gynecologist, and author of three New York Times bestselling books, The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger. Today we're discussing her latest book, Brain Body Diet. In this episode, we discuss: Sara’s head injury Symptoms of brain toxins The gut-brain axis How do we fix the broken healthcare system? The left brain vs. the right brain What is HeartMath? The healing benefits of Kundalini Yoga Focus on the solution Start to surrender The negative impacts of antibiotics Are you eating toxic food? Measuring your toxic burden Prebiotics before antibiotics What is your body weight set point? Reset with intermittent fasting Hedonic eating vs. homeostatic eating Brain fog = brain inflammation Do you have addictive tendencies? Inflammation plays a role in depression Restore your memory Track your blood sugar Pay attention to anxiety Show sponsors: Perfect Keto
May 14, 2019
Mark Manson (IG: @markmansonnet) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, the mega-bestseller that has been translated into over 50 languages and sold more than eight million copies worldwide. He has also built one of the largest personal growth websites in the world, MarkManson.net. Mark's writing has been published in Time Magazine, Forbes, Vice, and CNN, among many others. Today we're discussing his new book, Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope. In this episode, we discuss: Mark grew up reading psychology & philosophy books Achieving success with "The Subtle Art" book We all need hope Everybody’s offended about everything How to build & maintain hope What is depression? Act without hope The thinking brain vs. the feeling brain Change your habits What is antifragility? Meditation makes you stronger Learn to listen and trust yourself Become emotionally resilient The pager experiment Happiness is overrated The blue dot effect Recognize your perceptions Mark’s criticisms of the self-help industry Be aware of yourself in the present moment Encourage growth Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic
May 7, 2019
  Chalene Johnson (IG: @chalenejohnson) is a world-renowned motivational speaker with more than 30 years as a health expert. She has sold millions of fitness videos and holds The Guiness Book of World Record for having starred in the most fitness videos. Chalene is a New York Times bestselling author and top health podcaster. In this episode, we discuss: The brain scan that changed Chalene’s life Coming to terms with orthorexia The negative side of the fitness industry Chalene coming clean with her audience There’s more than one approach to health Allow time to heal The difference between “real food” and “clean food” Chalene’s before & after brain scan The downward cycle of prescriptions What is the 131 Method? The three phases of 131 Pay attention to what you eat The trickery behind food marketing The four fasts of the 131 Method Starvation vs. fasting Refuelling with a clean slate Stop all the food rules Chalene’s current fitness & sleep routines Learning to relax Family time comes first Show sponsors: Thrive Market
April 30, 2019
Dr. Joseph Mercola (IG: @drmercola) is a physician and New York Times bestselling author. He was voted the Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post. Dr. Mercola is trying to transform the traditional medical paradigm in the United States into one in which the root cause of disease is treated, rather than the symptoms. In this episode, we discuss: Dr. Mercola’s philosophy on fasting Different methods of fasting Stop eating 3-4 hrs before bed Problems with water fasting Metabolic benefits of KetoFasting Autophagy defined What is glycine? Non-organic bone broth and collagen contain glyphosate Who shouldn’t KetoFast? Drink lots of purified water Stem cell activation KetoFasting helps prevent Alzheimer’s Healthy carb recommendations Supplements to avoid during a KetoFast The best polyphenols to take The different types of exogenous ketones & MCT oil Near-infrared saunas Supplementing with vitamin D Active vs. passive sweating Dr. Mercola’s exercise routine Monkfruit & stevia sweeteners Dr. Mercola’s nighttime routine Tracking sleep with an Oura Ring The benefits of chamomile tea Are you metabolically flexible? Using blue blocking glasses & filters Maximize your biological capability Show sponsors: Sproos
April 23, 2019
Dr. Alan Christianson (IG: @dralanchristianson) is a naturopathic endocrinologist who focuses on thyroid function, adrenal health, and metabolism. He has been actively practicing in Scottsdale since 1996 and is the founding physician behind Integrative Health. Alan is a New York Times bestselling author whose books include The Adrenal Reset Diet, and the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease and the book we're focusing in on today, The Metabolism Reset Diet. He regularly appears on national media like Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show. In this episode, we discuss: Alan's story of growing up with cerebral palsy & epilepsy Metabolism defined What causes an overloaded liver? Overloaded liver symptoms The 4-Week Metabolism Reset Diet Drinking two smoothies a day The benefits of plant protein Use the whole banana, including the peel Aquafaba contains resistant starch Health benefits of legumes Why a satisfying dinner helps beat insomnia Eat breakfast one hour after waking up The main functions of the liver Consume a variety of protein sources Are you taking too many supplements? Supplement quality matters How much iodine do you need? What is sleep jet lag? Journaling before bed Avoiding caffeine on the 4-week reset Exercise during the reset How much water should you drink, daily? Show sponsors: Organifi
April 16, 2019
Dr. David Perlmutter (IG: @davidperlmutter) is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. He's a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. David's been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, The Oprah Show, and The Dr. Oz Show. Today we're discussing his book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain– for Life. In this episode, we discuss: How the microbiome is the ultimate brain maker What causes leaky gut? Exercise impacts the microbiome Do I really need these antibiotics? Probiotics taken with antibiotics helps reduce the risk The benefits of prebiotics The different species of gut bacteria The role of probiotics Shelf stable probiotics vs. refrigerated probiotics What is a fecal microbial transplant (FMT)? The connection between gastrointestinal issues & autism Who can benefit from a probiotic enema? A healthy microbiome starts at birth Risks associated with cesarean births The relationship between depression & gut bacteria LPS (lipopolysaccharide) 90% of serotonin in your body is made in your gut What is BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor)? Sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) and the risk for cognitive decline Consume fibre-based carbs Too much protein impacts blood sugar & insulin Supplements & dietary recommendations Reconnecting with nature What is disconnection syndrome? Appreciate life, be grateful Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic
April 9, 2019
Dr. Steven Lin (IG: @drstevenlin) is a world leading functional dentist, TEDx speaker and author of the International #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, The Dental Diet. As a passionate, preventative, whole health-advocate, he focuses on the understanding of dental disease through nutritional principles. Steven's work has highlighted that crooked teeth and the orthodontia epidemic are diet based problems and the need for public health policy to prevent braces in the next generation of children. In this episode, we discuss: Steven's fascination with teeth and dental health The book that had a profound impact on Steven's career Good dental and oral health starts at birth Checking for tongue tie The impact of breastfeeding on oral health What is Activator X? The difference between vitamin K1 & K2 Why we get plaque buildup Vitamin K2 MK-4 vs. MK-7 Why you should eat organ meats Oxygen is the most crucial nutrient Get a functional dental exam Vagus nerve function What is stunting the growth of your child's jaw? Snoring (sleep apnea) What is upper airway resistance syndrome? Dietary choices impact tooth sensitivity Oral health & inflammation The Dental Diet foods Preventing tooth decay Steven’s oral care routine Show sponsors: Organifi
April 2, 2019
Dr. Steven Gundry (IG: @drstevengundry) is a renowned cardiologist, New York Times best-selling author of "The Plant Paradox" and medical researcher. During his 40-year career in medicine, he has performed over 10,000 heart surgeries and developed life-saving medical technology. Dr. Gundry is currently practicing medicine in California. In this episode, we discuss: The truth about our genes What is the holobiome? The influence of the oral microbiome on brain health Explaining the microbiome & lectins How exercise impacts your microbiome The benefits of living in a Blue Zone A 5-minute exercise program HIIT vs. Crossfit Why long-distance running isn’t recommended The secrets to life Dr. Gundry learned from his great grandmother What happens to your brain while you’re sleeping? Break fast, not breakfast Eat vegan 5 days a week Dr. Gundry’s diet Consume a litre of olive oil a week Olive oil is high in polyphenols Oxidation & smoke point of olive oil Buying olive oil Top sources of polyphenols The benefits of pu’erh tea & Turkish coffee Why dogs are beneficial to our health Children who grow up with dogs are less likely to have allergies Show sponsors: Pique Tea
March 26, 2019
Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He's also a writer who focuses on the impact of technology on society. Cal is the author of six books, including, most recently, the New York Times bestseller, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. You won't find Cal on social media but he's been blogging at calnewport.com for over a decade. In this episode, we discuss: Why Cal has avoided social media all these years How the Facebook “like” button changed social media What is web 2.0? Stop socializing on social media Breaking the compulsion cycle Why growing your email list is important Digital Minimalism defined The digital declutter experiment Why the younger generation struggles more without screen time Planning analog time vs. digital time Create time for solitude The ritual of journaling How the Amish evaluate community needs Be intentional when using technology Use social media like a professional Approaching Instagram in a healthy way The key idea of minimalism Don’t give adolescents a smartphone Anxiety on the rise in adolescents The evolution of smartphones Dumbing down your smartphone Show sponsors: Sproos
March 19, 2019
Dr. Izabella Wentz (IG: @izabellawentzpharmd) is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009. She's a 2x New York Times bestselling author and director of the documentary series, The Thyroid Secret. In this episode, we discuss: Izabella’s Hashimoto’s diagnosis after 10 years of confusing symptoms Why Izabella still had symptoms after taking thyroid medication The impact of going gluten & dairy-free Linking Izabella's pharmaceutical background & thyroid research together How common is Hashimoto’s? Types of thyroid testing Microscope testing vs. ultrasounds What is the safety theory? Why the paleo diet is recommended for Hashimoto's over vegan/vegetarian diets Digestive enzymes explained The 7 most common nutrient deficiencies in Hashimoto’s Stress, trauma & autoimmune conditions Izabella shares her personal trauma of losing a loved one How EMDR therapy helped with Izabella's healing Thyroid medication recommendations Pregnancy & thyroid meds Addressing the underlying autoimmune condition Show sponsors: Organifi
March 12, 2019
Darya Rose (IG: @daryarose) is a neuroscience PhD, author of the book Foodist, and creator of the award-winning blog Summer Tomato, which was named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites. She spends most of her time thinking and writing about food, health and science. In this episode, we discuss: Darya’s experience raising a healthy child Growing up in the diet culture Why Darya decided to stop avoiding carbs The life-changing transformation that inspired her blog & book The science behind dieting & weight gain Darya’s approach to breaking away from dieting The story behind Summer Tomato Options for buying produce, throughout the year Cost effective tips for healthy eating Shop in season Eating at home vs. dining out Start cooking together Biohacking your health needs The challenges of living in different U.S. states What Darya recommends eating Enjoy what you eat Breaking the habit loop Adopt a growth mindset The rewards of healthy habits How Darya inspired her Dad to change his diet Marathon running Exercise improves your metabolism Prioritize your self-care Know your core values Show sponsors: Sunwarrior
March 5, 2019
Katie Wells aka Wellness Mama (IG: @wellnessmama) is a wife and mom of six, as well as an award-winning blogger, author, podcaster, and real food crusader. Her mission with WellnessMama.com is to provide simple answers for healthier families through practical tips, real food recipes, natural beauty and cleaning tutorials, natural remedies, and more. Katie's latest book is The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox. In this episode, we discuss: The walk that changed Katie’s life Experiencing a myriad of health issues The story behind Wellness Mama Why it took 8 doctors before Katie was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease Be active in your health care decisions Remove dangerous oils and artificial foods from your diet How to reduce plastic use in your home Addressing the mental & emotional side of Hashimoto’s Systematize your life Navigating pregnancy with Hashimoto’s Create a team culture within your family What to feed your baby first Katie's approach to family mealtime Educate your children on choices When to introduce solid foods to babies Weaning & breastfeeding Homeschooling methods Why play is important for kids and their mental health Removing exposure to chemicals in your home Save money by making your own household cleaners Benefits of growing your own food Grounding & forest bathing Kids & technology Be efficient with work Finding your own way Show sponsors: Beekeeper's Naturals
February 26, 2019
don Miguel Ruiz (IG: @donmiguelruiz) is the international bestselling author of a series of books including The Four Agreements, which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly 10 years. He's dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world. Today we're discussing Miguel's latest book, The Three Questions. In this episode, we discuss: What triggered Miguel’s curiosity to study the human mind? The difference his Mother’s Toltec wisdom made in his life The Three Questions You have no idea what you are What is real? What I am Every day is a different reality What is love? Unlearn to love Normal fear vs. irrational fear Stop believing your thoughts Learn to listen and be skeptical "Me" is your own creation Show sponsors: Organifi
February 19, 2019
Vani Hari (IG: @thefoodbabe) is a food activist, New York Times bestselling author of The Food Babe Way, and co-founder of Truvani. She was named one of the most influential people on the internet by Time magazine. Encouraged by her friends and family, Vani started a blog called foodbabe.com in 2011. It quickly became a massive vehicle for change. Her blog has led campaigns against food giants like Kraft, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Subway, and General Mills that attracted more than 500,000 signatures and led to the removal of several controversial ingredients used by these companies. Today we're discussing Vani's new book, Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry’s Playbook and Reclaim Your Health. In this episode, we discuss: How Vani’s life has changed since becoming a mother The backlash from the food industry after her first book Fighting against food policies that are making us sick Breaking free from the control of the food industry Being named Time magazine’s most influential person on the internet in 2015 Why Vani started a movement Food scientists complicate food How the food industry is manipulating us with the media The top 10 big players of the food industry Who is safety testing all the different chemicals in our food? The link between artificial flavours & cancer TBHQ preservative increases food allergies Avoid processed food as much as possible Unethical practices of the food industry Look beyond the headlines at who funded the study The truth about artificial sweeteners The problem with sugar-free products Lead by example What are obesogens? 7 major crops containing GMOs Glyphosate is carcinogenic What the non-GMO label really means The 3 different categories of organic Organic approved pesticides Always check the ingredients Natural flavor is created in a laboratory The inspiration behind Truvani Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic
February 12, 2019
Dr. Josh Axe (IG: @drjoshaxe) is a bestselling author and the co-founder of Ancient Nutrition. He's a certified doctor of natural medicine (DNM), doctor of chiropractic (DC) and clinical nutritionist (CNS) with a passion to help people get healthy by empowering them to use nutrition to fuel their health. Josh operates one of the world’s largest health websites at DrAxe.com, which has over 17 million visitors a month. Today we're discussing his upcoming book, Keto Diet. In this episode, we discuss: The dietary & lifestyle changes that healed Josh’s Mom from cancer Plant-based keto Treating different types of cancer with food How overconsuming carbs puts stress on the pancreas A customized approach to keto Dirty vs. clean keto What is the keto diet? Why organic meat is important Why you need to take collagen Bone broth is the best source of collagen Alkaline sources of food Benefits of celery juice Anti-inflammatory herbs & spices What is galangal? Thermogenic herbs The Forever Keto Cycling Plan Keto helps reduce PCOS Alzheimer’s disease/type 3 diabetes Balancing hormones with herbs What to eat if you're trying to conceive Focus on body changes MCT oil & turmeric Reducing stress hormones Adaptogenic herbs & medicinal mushrooms Spiritual health is important for emotional health The function of the amygdala 5-minute meditation Keto & brain health Strive to be better Show sponsors: Perfect Keto
February 5, 2019
Sally Hogshead (IG: @sallyhogshead) is a New York Times bestselling author who believes the greatest value you can add is to become more of yourself. She rose to the top of the advertising profession in her early 20s, writing ads that fascinated millions of consumers. Sally frequently appears in national media including NBC's Today Show and the New York Times. Today we’re discussing her internationally-acclaimed book, Fascinate. The science of fascination is based on Sally’s decade of research with 250,000 initial participants. In this episode, we discuss: The lesson Sally’s Dad taught her growing up What makes you fascinating? Become more of who you are Differentiation is key Reconnect with your own life Why Sally is feeling a little bit discouraged The 100 day project she has planned Two miraculous things that happened during Sally's spiritual journey Great teams are built with diversity Sally’s round table family tradition What is the Fascination Advantage? Three ways to deal with work you don’t enjoy Finding balance in the workplace How Sally started measuring qualities Jesse & Marni’s Fascination Advantage results Build each other up to be our best How do other people see you? Take the Fascination Advantage Assessment Unlearn boring Show sponsors: Thrive Market
January 29, 2019
Robin Sharma (IG: @robinsharma) is a globally respected  humanitarian and #1 bestselling author. Widely considered one of the world’s top leadership and personal optimization  advisors, his clients include many Fortune 100 companies, famed billionaires and professional sports superstars. Today we're discussing Robin's latest book, The 5 AM Club. In this episode, we discuss: Why Robin started studying people's success Joy is a GPS Self-publishing his first book The 5 AM Club The 20/20/20 Formula Practice a new habit for 66 days Start your day with movement Coffee is a healthy drink Build more self-awareness Make time to grow The 4 interior empires Journaling helps give you clarity Rituals are game changers Dehydration affects your energy Why using a paper journal is better for your brain Mastery is not an event it’s a process We have a choice every day 60 seconds to make a move on any new habit Learning to instill the right habits A great morning routine depends on a great nighttime routine Break free of digital distractions The power of solitude Toxic people affect your energy levels Surround yourself with inspiration Finding inner peace Show sponsors: Sproos
January 22, 2019
Marianne Williamson (IG: @mariannewilliamson) is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist and author of four #1 New York Times bestselling books. She has been one of America’s most well known public voices for more than three decades. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah and Good Morning America. In this episode, we discuss: The abstract concept that inspired Marianne Growing up in the ’60s & ’70s The radical shift in her thought system Embracing the teachings in A Course in Miracles The principle of extending love Perception is a choice The spiritual technique for personal transformation The essential self is the spirit Love other people before you love yourself Generosity to others is an act of self-interest Self-care vs. selfishness The mind has to rest Meditation is essential to wellbeing Stress is the root of most illnesses Yoga of consciousness Listen to the guidance of your higher mind Are you at peace? Psychic pain is a symptom Growth within ourselves Feed your mind Become aware and conscious How humans have evolved over time The problems the world faces today Learning to be a species governed by love Marianne’s big announcement on January 28th Addressing the dysfunction across America Too many people are being disengaged from politics Time for an awakening Marianne shares thoughts about her Love America Tour The Williamson Institute launches soon A loving thought is a healthy thought Show sponsors: CoreChair
January 15, 2019
Chris Wark (IG: @chrisbeatcancer) is an author, blogger, podcaster, speaker and global health coach. He was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2003, at 26 years old. After surgery, Chris opted out of chemotherapy and used nutrition and natural therapies to heal. He began sharing his story in 2010 with a mission to inspire people to take control of their health and show them how to reverse disease with simple but radical diet and lifestyle practices. Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally is his national bestselling book. In this episode, we discuss: Chris getting diagnosed with colon cancer at age 26 Getting rushed into surgery Important questions to ask your oncologist Being fed carcinogenic food right after surgery in the hospital Chris follows his intuition & instinct and declined chemotherapy The inspiration behind his book, Chris Beat Cancer Conventional therapy for cancer Why the strength of your immune system is important Converting to a raw food diet Getting help from an integrative oncologist & naturopathic nutritionist Starting his blog Chris Beat Cancer in 2010 Focusing on what’s important in life Gratitude is the secret to happiness All toxic emotions suppress immunity The stress-cancer connection Why Chris recommends eating plant-based Exercise switches on anti-cancer protective genes Create an environment where cancer can’t thrive What Chris’s diet looks like today Raising healthy daughters Educate yourself before you rush into anything The advice Chris would go back and give himself The beat cancer mindset Get serious about prevention Show sponsors: Sunwarrior
January 8, 2019
  Drew Canole (IG: @drewcanole) is a rock star in the world of fitness, nutrition, and mindset, with a huge heart for others. He’s doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time. Drew is the founder of Fitlifetv and the supplement company, Organifi which has an incredible lineup of products that includes superfood blends, protein powders, turmeric and probiotics. Drew is the author of You Be You: Detox Your Life, Crush Your Limitations, and Own Your Awesome. In this episode, we discuss: Drew's being born into an abusive home Chasing money When you change your environment, you can change everything about your life The origin story of Fitlife.tv Drew's first glass of green juice Micronutrients are where it's at The greatest tasting green juice on the planet Commitment is everything in life Creating a vision Waking up from the dream that we call life The only time you can create is when you're present To achieve flow, you must deal with the darkness within What is lucid dreaming? Your liver is your third brain Having psychedelic experiences without "drugs" How to learn more effectively Drew's important mentor, Frank It's not you doing it You are enough Using sticky notes to impress messages on your subconscious mind Staying away from the news Taking adversity and transforming it into something amazing Gratitude will shift things in a second Every environment has a frequency Show sponsors: Organifi
January 1, 2019
Ryder Carroll (IG: @rydercarroll) is a digital product designer and inventor of the Bullet Journal. He's the author of the new book, The Bullet Journal Method. Ryder’s been featured by the New York Times, Fast Company, Lifehacker, and Mashable, and gave a TEDx Talk on keeping a journal to declutter your mind. In this episode, we discuss: How Ryder's ADD eventually lead to the creation of the Bullet Journal (BuJo) Making the move to New York The big flood and being homeless in NY The origin story of the Bullet Journal The benefits of using pen and paper vs. an app Using journaling as a tool to connect with yourself What is the Bullet Journal? (an overview) The BuJo is a system and a practice What type of notebook should you use for Bullet Journaling? Looking at the BuJo as an empty house Decluttering your mind The Bullet Journal is all about content and not presentation Not falling into the perfectionism trap Enough with unattainable goals The community around the BuJo Does Ryder consider himself a minimalist? What minimalism is really about Organization can become its own form of distraction Momento mori and how this can be helpful to you Show sponsors: Organifi
December 25, 2018
Dr. David Perlmutter (IG: @davidperlmutter) is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. David serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. David's been interviewed on many nationally syndicated television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, The Today Show, Oprah, and The Dr. Oz Show. In this episode, we discuss: Raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease The impact of gluten & grains on our health Humans have been domesticated by wheat What gluten does to your gut Everyone should avoid gluten Grains raise blood sugar levels What is keto cycling? Focus on a plant-based diet Hidden sources of gluten Type 2 diabetes increases your risk for Alzheimer’s Lifestyle choices matter Cholesterol is your friend How cholesterol benefits your brain What is coffee fruit extract? Supplements that increase BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) Exercise helps your brain Plan for the future Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic
December 24, 2018
Tero Isokauppila (IG: @iamtero) is the founder of Four Sigmatic, a nature-centric Finnish-American company specializing in functional mushrooms, superfoods, and adaptogens. He's the author of Healing Mushrooms and Santa Sold Shrooms. Tero was born in Finland and was the 13th generation to grew up on the family farm. There, he foraged for mushrooms and other wild foods while learning about nature at an early age. Tero has a strong personal interest in health and wellness, which includes activities like making raw chocolate and practicing yin yoga. He’s taken up a unique practice of napping on a nail mat, which is a modern form of acupressure and helps to energize his busy life. In this episode, we discuss: The true story behind Christmas The connection between winter solstice and Christmas Santa was a Sami shaman Sami traditions vs. current traditions What is amanita muscaria? Mushrooms & vitamin D How Santa went down the "chimney" Tripping off yellow snow Psychedelics can be healing Beneficial Sami traditions Immune stimulants vs. adaptogens The power of chaga Tero’s approach to goal setting Capture the moment Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic
December 21, 2018
Are you mindful of how much waste you are producing? We've been pretty good about our consumption and how we manage our waste. But... after our recent interview with Sarah Wilson, we realized we had some serious room for improvement. This week we're discussing how we currently manage our waste and strategies we plan on implementing in the near future. In this episode, we discuss: Composting solutions Making bone broth with veggie scraps Food storage in glass Reusing bags by washing them out Using up every last scrap in the fridge before travelling Storing produce properly to extend its life Gifting packaged food to friends and family before they expire Reusing eco parchment paper Bringing a reusable cup to the coffee shop Condense garbages to save on bags Use what you already have when wrapping gifts Find bulk soap and shampoo Using cloth napkins Being mindful of online and offline purchasing Related links: Listen to our recent zero waste cooking interview with Sarah Wilson (episode #268) Sarah Wilson - Simplicious Flow (book) GreenerBins Composting Co. (Windsor-Essex) Bokashi composting Carina Organics (organic hair and skin care solutions) Related episodes: 072: Dr. Kellyann Petrucci – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bone Broth | Foods For Glowing Skin 180: Julie Daniluk – Performance Enhancement • Your Adrenals Love Sea Salt • Stimulants vs. Adaptogens 009: Anthony Anderson – Creating A Life Of Paradise 034: Frank Giglio – ReWild Your Life | Eat Local & Thrive | Deep Nutrition With Fermented Foods 089: Dr. Josh Axe – Eat Dirt • Leaky Gut Is The Root Cause Of All Disease • Soil-Based Organisms Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
December 18, 2018
Nicolas Pineault (IG: @nickpineault) is an investigative health journalist, educator and advocate for safe technologies. He authored The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs — an unconventional book endorsed by top health authorities such as Dr. Mercola, which tackles the very serious topic of electromagnetic pollution with humour and common sense. Nick also launched the Electrosmog Rx online course, with the goal of educating 100,000 health practitioners how to prevent, diagnose and treat EMF-related illness. In this episode, we discuss: The link between cellphones & low sperm count What are electromagnetic fields (EMFs)? The 4 types of EMFs Nick’s journey to investigating EMFs EMF meters What is public Wi-Fi? Explaining VGCCs – voltage-gated calcium channels Foods to help protect against EMF exposure Tips for reducing EMF exposure from cellphones Products that block EMFs Chips, stickers & coils - do they block EMFs? How to use GPS in your car in airplane mode All cars emit EMFs Is your gaming console emitting EMFs 24/7? Turn off the Wi-Fi on your smart devices Sleep & EMF exposure Concerns with smart devices and privacy issues Children and electronic devices Why a 3-prong power cord is better Safe laptop use Try avoiding smart technology How metal in or on your body reacts to EMFs Fitness trackers & EMFs Ask for safer technologies Aluminum foil shields Box springs & EMFs Your biggest exposures to EMFs come from your own devices Spend time in nature Show sponsors: Buffy
December 11, 2018
don Miguel Ruiz Jr (IG: @donmiguelruizjr) is a Toltec Master of Transformation and a direct descendant of the Toltecs. By combining the wisdom of his family’s traditions with the knowledge gained from his own personal journey, he now helps others realize their own path to personal freedom. Miguel's latest book is The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships coauthored with HeatherAsh Amara. In this episode, we discuss: The beauty of unconditional love What is domestication? The Four Agreements Conditional love is a consequence of domestication Break up with your judge Commit to yourself Don’t take others for granted No is just as powerful as yes Letting go of fear The secret to awareness Create personal freedom The ability to understand one another Relationships are constantly evolving Finding common ground The ability to separate issues from love Get to know your triggers Be honest with the people around you Give yourself permission to heal Guilt vs. remorse Forgiveness is the final step for healing Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic
December 4, 2018
Sarah Wilson (IG: @_sarahwilson_) is a New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestselling author, former journalist and founder of IQuitSugar.com, Australia’s largest digital wellness site. Her latest project is Simplicious Flow, released in October 2018. At 348 recipes, this not-normal cookbook is the first zero-waste cookbook in the world. In this episode, we discuss: The beautiful moment that happened when Sarah lost her wallet Simplicious Flow is the world’s 1st zero waste cookbook 50% of food waste is contributed by consumers Re-using the same piece of parchment paper Minimal consumption The freezer challenge How to make your own reusable cup Dealing with fridge waste Storing produce properly Making stock from scraps Finding ways to use up everything Composting and recycling Stop buying so much stuff The plastic lids on your to-go cups contain BPA Re-use glass jars for everything How to make your own apple cider vinegar Avoid online shopping and support local Start thinking differently Show sponsors: Thrive Market
November 27, 2018
Dr. Datis Kharrazian (@DrKharrazian) is a clinical research scientist, academic professor, and a functional medicine health care provider. He specializes in developing evidence-based models to treat autoimmune, neurological, and unidentified chronic diseases with non-pharmaceutical applications such as diet, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine. Datis is the author of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? and Why Isn't My Brain Working? - the latter is the focus of today's interview. In this episode, we discuss: The impact of stress on your brain Chronic elevated cortisol is associated with dementia Exercise improves circulation and brain function Supplements that help boost circulation Elevated insulin levels cause brain inflammation What is an insulin surge? Gluten and brain inflammation What leads to gluten ataxia? The connection between gluten and leaky gut Zonulin and the blood-brain barrier Do you have a leaky brain? The GABA challenge The microbiome diversity diet The importance of EPA & DHA in fish oils Intermittent fasting the ketogenic diet Is your vagus nerve function impaired? Exercises to restore vagus nerve function Coffee enemas Brain fog = brain inflammation Using flavonoids to dampen brain inflammation Boosting serotonin GABA is the neurotransmitter that's most commonly imbalanced Patterns of low dopamine What's happening in the brain when someone is depressed? Hormones impact brain health Cholesterol is important The impact of your diet on microbiome diversity The dark side of chelation therapy The winning model to support your brain Show sponsors: Sproos
November 19, 2018
Debbie Travis (IG: @debbie_travis) has an innate ability to connect that has made her an inspiration for people everywhere. Home designer, television host and producer, best-selling author, sought-after public speaker, and host of her Tuscan getaways, Debbie pours her heart into every part of her business empire and motivates everyone to find their own, personal joy. In this episode, we discuss: Marni’s experience at Debbie’s Tuscan getaway What inspired Debbie’s next chapter Time to focus on ourselves How Debbie ended up in Italy Sharing her dream with others The 5-year project Change your mindset Finding yourself at a crossroads The need to connect People are lonely Talking and sharing makes you feel better Make time, make an effort Creating new habits Growing up in rural England The start of Debbie’s career Getting married and moving to Canada Painting houses and Debbie’s rise to fame Connecting within the community Designing the next chapter How to get over your fear Play will help unleash your passion Squash that inner voice What is real and what is an excuse? Vitality is what we all crave Show sponsors: CoreChair
November 14, 2018
Neil Pasricha (IG: @neilpasricha) helps people live happy lives. He is a top-rated leadership keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author, and positive psychology researcher. Neil is one of the most popular TED speakers with his first TED Talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” (2010) ranked as one of the ten most inspiring of all time. Neil has written five New York Times and #1 International Bestsellers including: The Book of Awesome, a catalog of simple pleasures based on his 50-million hit, award-winning blog and The Happiness Equation, a nine step guidebook to happiness based on new research. In this episode, we discuss: Action leads to motivation The lesson Neil learned at Harvard Hide, apologize, accept Working at Walmart The events that inspired Neil’s blog Winning best blog in the world award How to be happy Focus on your strengths Researching positive psychology Be happy first Neil’s obsession with the number 1000 Prime your brain for positivity Three ways to increase your happiness The happiness equation 168 hours a week theory Creating space for passion Untouchable days What is decision fatigue? Intrinsic motivators matter more than extrinsic ones You can only compare yourself to yourself Find your authentic self Living in modern society with old brains Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic
November 6, 2018
Daniel DeBaun is an internationally recognized and influential expert in shielding electronic emissions and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) protection, with a particular focus on the effect of exposure from mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and cell phones. He's the co-author of the bestselling book, Radiation Nation*. Daniel is the inventor of DefenderShield, the most effective EMF radiation protection technology for mobile devices ever developed. In this episode, we discuss: What are electromagnetic fields (EMFs)? The two forms of EMFs How laptop use impacts male sperm What inspired Daniel to start DefenderShield? How females are impacted by laptops The link between EMFs and miscarriages Children and EMFs Long-term neurological issues are related to the biological impact of EMFs What is electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS)? ADHD and Alzheimer’s are linked to EMFs The danger of microwave use 4 potential emissions radiate from your cellphone Bluetooth is not safe Why you should embrace airplane mode Take precautionary measures Having a smart meter is the same as having an active cell phone in the room Sources of EMFs in your home How grounding pads work 5G is unknown territory How EMFs impact your sleep Using blue blocking glasses Show sponsors: Perfect Keto
October 30, 2018
Jonathan Fields (IG: @jonathanfields) is dad, husband, award-winning author, entrepreneur, host of top-ranked Good Life Project® podcast and creator of the Sparketypes™, a set of archetypes designed to reveal the source-code for the work you’re here to do. In this episode, we discuss: The most rewarding experience of Jonathan’s life Rekindling his love for physically making things with his hands The joy of anticipation Yearning to create Why there's a growing community of makers and crafters Jonathan is 100% Maker What am I doing with my life? Creating the Sparketype assessment What drives you? Exploring the 10 different Sparketypes Maker - making ideas manifest Scientist – driven to solve Identifying your primary and shadow Sparketypes Maven – driven to learn Essentialist – driven to distill The difference between passion and Sparketypes Performer – driven to perform Warrior – drawn to lead Sage – driven to teach Advocate – driven to give voice to ideas or beings Advisor – driven to work in an intimate, hands-on way Nurturing – driven to give care Marni & Jesse’s Sparketypes The Creation | Elevation Spectrum Any given Sparketype can be expressed in various ways Change the way you build your life Show sponsors: Sproos
October 23, 2018
Jen Oliver (IG: @lovejenoliver) is the author of the international bestselling book, The Love FitMama Way* and host of the FitMama Podcast. As a Core Transformation Coach, podcaster and speaker, she inspires, educates and motivates moms around the globe to begin all things with self-love. What Jen is most passionate about is spreading the message that if you love the body and life you have, you will have the body and life you love. She shares this message beautifully in her recent TEDx talk, How to Love Yourself to the Core. In this episode, we discuss: Jen’s chronic back injury Explaining core rehab How pelvic floor muscles change after pregnancy Sharing positive birth stories Educate yourself about pregnancy and childbirth Preparing the body for pregnancy Why you should see a pelvic floor physiotherapist Incontinence & pelvic floor dysfunction What is a prolapse? Give yourself permission to heal Heed your needs Breathe back your body Practice pearl pull-ups The greatest gift of Jen’s upbringing Take interest in people around you Jen shares what her family learned travelling together Fostering a positive sense of self in her children Saying thank you Bring back permission to “just be” How Jen fell into entrepreneurship It’s never too late to rehab your core Show sponsors: CoreChair
October 16, 2018
Debbie Millman is an author, educator, curator, and host of the podcast Design Matters. She was named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA. Design Matters is 13 years old and is one of the world’s first and longest running podcasts. Debbie has interviewed over 400 artists, designers, and cultural commentators. In this episode, we discuss: How Debbie became interested in design & branding The evolution of Design Matters over 13 years The trajectory of a person’s life The creative process behind interviewing Debbie’s failures made her resistant to shame Be open to learning and growing Rejection and failure are two different things The mentor who changed Debbie’s life Pay it forward Looking for fulfillment How Debbie designs her days What gave Debbie a sense of deep joy Therapy helped save Debbie’s life The impact of negativity and criticism Is your fear bigger than your desire? Courage is the first step to confidence Living in a 140 character culture Everything worthwhile takes a long time Reality check for building a career Keep going until you make it Debbie’s morning and nightly routines Her struggle with self-esteem The perfect day exercise from Milton Glaser Manifesting your goals Show sponsors: Perfect Keto
October 12, 2018
We had such an amazing honeymoon in Bali! But... it feels great to be home and back in our routines. On today's show, we share some of the details of our trip. In this episode, we discuss: Supplements we brought on our trip Other travel essentials How our diet changed quite a bit in Bali What is a Bali offering? Hiking Mount Batur, rice terraces, making coconut oil, & a Balinese cooking class Slowing down and upping the self-care Embracing the spas The dark side of Bali Related links: A Honeymoon In Paradise - The Best Of Bali (Marni's blog post) Tegallalang rice terrace (Ultimate Health Podcast Instagram pic) Bulletproof Coconut Charcoal* North American Herb and Spice Oil of Oregano* Sport Berkey (water bottle)* Epic Bars* Follow @gojisuperdog (our dog) on Instagram Follow TUHP on Instagram Follow Marni on Instagram Follow Jesse on Instagram Download our TUHP iOS app (FREE)! Related episodes: 253: Focus Friday – Our Ultimate Wedding 247: Chris Kresser – Unconventional Medicine • Cultivating More Joy And Pleasure • The Future of Healthcare 213: Focus Friday – Healthy Travel Toolkit 057: Planecast – Flying Healthy (minicast) Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to follow our show on Spotify. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Our favourite social media platform is Instagram. Follow our adventures. 5. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
October 9, 2018
Dr. Gabor Maté (@DrGaborMate) is a renowned speaker and bestselling author that is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Today we're focusing in on his book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts* and addiction. In this episode, we discuss: What is an addiction? The behaviour of addiction Why trauma needs to be explored The 3 circuits that affect brain development Gabor discusses his ADD diagnosis ADD is a risk factor for addictions Gabor’s classical music shopping addiction Why some people become addicted Eating disorders & the relationship with food This society feeds addiction The negative impact of social media Community is a human need Conventional treatment of addicts Gabor’s approach to addiction treatment Treatment has to address trauma The use of psychedelics The brain can change The role of family support Recognizing an addict Genetics and addiction Practice mindfulness The difference between addiction and passion Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic
October 2, 2018
Samantha Gladish is a registered holistic nutritionist, weight loss coach & hormone fixer-upper. She is the founder of HolisticWellness.ca; a website dedicated to helping women lose weight and balance their hormones with delicious food. Samantha coaches and supports women from around the world on natural beauty care, holistic health and nutrition. In this episode, we discuss: Why Samantha focuses on weight loss and women’s hormonal health The foundation of nutrition that applies to everyone Stop snacking What is your water intake? Pay attention to your cravings What is PCOS? The link between women with PCOS and Hashimoto’s It’s 100% possible to reverse PCOS The birth control pill does not fix PCOS or PMS The beauty of your cycle The 4 phases of the menstrual cycle Diet & lifestyle are the biggest factors when it comes to PMS symptoms Stress causes hormonal chaos Create time for self-care Becoming more in-tune with our bodies The best option is natural family planning Tracking your cycle What is pill bleed? Coming off the pill Nourish your body with healing foods Samantha explains her Hashimoto's diagnosis The changes Samantha made to lower her thyroid antibodies Hashimoto’s disease is a lifelong journey You need to commit to heal Why Samantha & Marni created the Healing & Dealing with Hashi’s program Flexibility on AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) Enjoying vitamin N - Nature Vitamin D is essential for Hashimoto’s and hormonal health Avoid junk light Creating day-to-day balance Samantha’s morning routine Schedule travel and time off The self-care checklist Show sponsors: Thrive Market
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