048 – Core Strength with Dr. Robert Rakowski

fitness-health-wellnessDr. Robert Rakowski is a chiropractor, engineer, clinical nutritionist and nurse, who has spent his life researching ways to improve overall health and performance. In today’s episode, we talk about ways to improve core strength and balance.

Introduction of Dr. Bob – 0:40, 3:11
Scope of practice – 5:50
Getting involved in core training – 7:20
Main issues with core strength – 9:20
What is core imbalance? – 10:40
Olympic athletes – 14:00
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046 – Holistic Healing with Shana Ekedal

fitness-nutrition-health-wellnessShana Ekedal is a holistic nutrition expert and transformation coach who promotes mind, body, and spirit wellness. Ever since she was a child, she always felt like she wasn’t “normal” and did all she could to fit in. This eventually led to an unhealthy relationship with food, using it as an escape from reality. In her teens, this unhealthy relationship made her conscious about what she looked like from the outside, so she took weight-loss pills, over-exercised, and just did what it took to look good.

After developing cancer and not receiving answers to her questions by the medical professionals, she decided to study nutrition and alternative forms of healing. She healed herself from the inside and is now focused on helping other people the way she helped herself.

Today, Shana talks about her way of healing, the importance of being one with your mind and spirit, as well as why she thinks alternative healing will eventually become more mainstream in the future.

“There’s no feeling better than to be with somebody who really gets it.” – Shana Ekedal
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045 – Yokido – the fusion of Yoga & Aikido with founder Damion Lupo

health-coach-fitness-low-carb-ketoDamion Lupo is the founder of a form of martial arts that combines the stillness and focus of yoga with the aggressive and flashy moves of aikido. He is also a financial adviser and became a self-made multi-millionaire at the age of 25.

Today, Damion tells us all about his life journey and how he became fascinated with yoga and aikido. He shares his advice to those who want to be successful, and explains his definition of financial freedom

“We’re in a space right now where the alternative is becoming more and more mainstream, more and more relevant.” – Damion Lupo

On Today’s Episode of the Low Carb Leader:

What is Yokido and why is it different than other styles of martial arts?
His thoughts on yoga and how progressed in it.
How he began practicing aikido?
What is “Walking Aikido”?
How to get into the correct mindset when starting something like fitness?
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044 – Evolution & Epigenetics with Perry Marshall, Part 2

fitness-nutrition-health-coach-weight-lossPerry Marshall is a world-renowned business consultant, engineer, public speaker, and the author of numerous books, including his most recent book – Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design. He has 10-years of experience researching evolution and epigenetics. Last week, Perry joined me to share some of the research he has found over the last 10 years and explain his theory of evolution and the way our bodies evolve – on a cellular level – to enable us to adapt to the changes in our environment.

In this episode, we discuss the intelligence of cells and how this intelligence helps us evolve and adapt to our ever-changing environment. We discuss the impacts of technology advancements and what he believes will impact society the most – not only within the tech space but also in the health and wellness sector. We also discuss his new book and the technology prize he created to answer one of the most fundamental differences between biology and technology.
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043 – Understanding Lab Work and Nutritional Supplements with Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis

weight-loss-fitness-nutrition-health-coachHave you ever wondered how your nutrition and the nutritional supplements you take each day affect your overall health? Many doctors, nutritionists, and even fitness trainers recommend taking a multi-vitamin or nutrition supplement to their patients and clients because, in today’s society, most people aren’t getting the vitamins and nutrients they need in their normal daily diet.

This week, I’m talking with Dr. Stephen Lewis and his wife Janet about the use of dietary supplements and how they affect your lab test results as well as your overall health and wellness. Dr. Lewis is a chiropractor with a long history of helping people achieve their maximum potential. After seeing a growing need throughout our society, Dr. Lewis and Janet have teamed up with Doctor’s Nutrition to offer very low-cost blood work to determine the most appropriate nutritional products that are only available through a doctor’s office.

His wife, Janet, is a Certified Natural Health Consultant who has studied with numerous national-leading alternative health experts and has a unique perspective on alternative and complementary nutrition.

They join me on the show today to share their health journey, discuss nutritional supplements and their effects on your body and overall health and wellness, as well as provide their insight on how nutritional supplements affect your blood lab results.
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042 – Evolution & Epigenetics with Perry Marshall, Part 1


fitness-nutrition-health-coach-weight-lossPerry Marshall is an author, speaker, engineer, and world-renowned business consultant with 10-years of evolution and epigenetics research. He joined me on the show today to bring a fresh perspective to the 150-year-old debate on evolution.

In the Beginning

Perry graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Perry started his career in acoustical engineering with an electrical engineering degree. After graduating being laid off from his position, he took his career journey in a very different direction – sales and marketing – where he discovered the world of direct marketing. He founded a marketing consultant company and published his first book: Industrial Ethernet: A Pocket Guide. Over the course of the next 10 years, he has published numerous books including 80/20 Sales & Marketing, The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising, and, more recently, Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design.
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041 – Success Stories, Volume 2


Welcome back to The Low Carb Leader podcast! This week’s episode of our Success Stories series is all about Dan Quibell, founder of The Bacon Experiment.

As a child, Dan turned to food to cope with the emotional stress of his parents’ divorce. As he got older, he began having problems with losing weight and keeping the weight off. By the time he was 14-years-old, he was diagnosed with a painful condition called Gout, a form of arthritis that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint. Gout is often linked to being overweight or obese and is caused by having too much uric acid in the blood.
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040 – Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the low Fodmap diet with Suzanne Perazzini

nutrition-fitness-weight-loss-health-coach-leaderIrritable Bowel Syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects about 10-15% of people worldwide. Some of the most common symptoms of IBS is bloating, feelings of excess gas, diarrhea, or constipation – or a combination of both – and abdominal cramps and pain.

While scientists and researchers are still unsure of the exact causes of IBS, many believe that it is due to – or triggered by – one or more of the following:

Hereditary; genetic pre-disposition
Elevated stress levels
Infections of the gastrointestinal tract
Abdominal surgery
Too many antibiotics – or taking antibiotics for too long
Dramatic changes in diet
Many people suffering from IBS experience significant, prolonged discomfort – and it’s often severe enough for them to miss work and spend less time with their friends.

Suzanne Perazzini is a nutritional therapist, coach, and an IBS liberator who has suffered from digestive issues all her life. She is also the author of The Inspired Life: Low FODMAP Coaching Program and the author of two Low FODMAP cookbooks. She started her journey into the Low FODMAP lifestyle through blogging, researching, and experimenting with ways that would help her address her chronic digestive problem. Her journey led her on her mission to help other IBS sufferers learn how to manage and treat their chronic digestive problems by using the Low FODMAP diet.
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039- Success Stories, Volume 1


Welcome to Volume 1 of Success Stories on The Low Carb Leader podcast! If you follow us on Facebook, you might have seen our recent request for you to share your fitness and keto success stories with us on the show

Nora’s Keto Journey

Our first success story guest is Nora, a nurse whose health journey initially began in 2015 by looking for a healthy way to lose weight and prepare for a physique contest. Her daughters, who were training to compete in a bikini physique contest, introduced her to their fitness and nutrition coach. After working with this coach for some time, Nora lost over 30 pounds and transform her body from a size 16 to a size 6 as well as stop taking her blood pressure medication.

Losing Sight of the End Goal

As things often do, one thing led to another and after attending her daughters’ celebratory dinner following their show, Nora began losing sight of her health and fitness goals. By 2016, she had gained more weight than she had when she originally started and had to start taking her blood pressure medicine again.
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