052 – Holistic Podiatry with Dr. Michele Summers Colon

genomics-nutrinomics-fitnessA physician, surgeon, health coach, yoga teacher, anatomy instructor, author and overall health & wellness expert, Dr. Michele Summers Colon is known as The Holistic Podiatrist of Southern California and has been interviewed and quoted in many prominent publications including USA Today, US News & World Reports, Health Magazine, Yahoo! Makers, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. One of Dr. Michele’s greatest strengths is her ability to help women create balanced, healthy lives by looking at the whole picture. Dr. Michele combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine to create individualized health & wellness plans for her clients. For almost two decades, Dr. Michele has dedicated herself to maintaining a private medical practice and providing exceptional care to her patients while at the same time studying Holistic Medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga, Reiki, Reflexology, and Acupressure. Dr. Michele believes that food is medicine and that yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation are the keys to perfect health.

Dr. Michele has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, and a Doctorate degree in Podiatry with a specialty in Foot & Ankle Surgery. Dr. Michele is also certified in Yoga, Reiki, Reflexology, and Laser Therapy. Dr. Michele specializes in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga to provide the most healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation to her patients and clients. Dr. Michele has studied Ayurveda extensively and has worked with some of the best practitioners throughout California to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of medicine. Combining yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation is one of Dr. Michele’s passions so that she can spread the word to as many clients and patients as possible that this is the path to perfect health.

Intro 1:40
Podiatry 4:30
Diabetes 6:30
Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine 7:45
Alternative medicine 12:00
Reversing chronic conditions 14:30
Athletes 17:00
Key Foods 25:45
Dr. Michele contact information

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051 – Natural Movement with Ryan McGowan

genomics-nutrition-genetics-weight-lossRyan McGowan is a former athlete and endurance junky turned Primal. In March 2009, he stumbled across an article that rocked his world. After reading (and re-reading) this convincing piece, he reduced his training significantly, altered his eating style, and became healthier and fitter than ever! Inspired by this way of living, combined with a growing disenchantment with the commercial construction industry, Ryan walked away from his career to pursue his passion full time in 2010! His engineering brain still gets stimulation through analyzing mechanics of human movement, designing practical training regimens, and building fun and new “equipment” to play on!

When it comes to training, Ryan is a minimalist! He prides himself on creating efficient programs for his clients (and teammates) so they can participate in events of any distance with the least amount of time and mileage investment. He is a Level 2 MovNat Certified Trainer, Level 1 Kettlebell Athletics Instructor, Level 1 Animal Flow Instructor, and won Providence Journal’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Personal Trainer in 2017!

As far as helping his clients become healthier and improve their body composition, Ryan shares with them the Weston Price and the Primal Blueprint guidelines for nutrition. He also encourages his clients to participate in events to put their skills and fitness levels to the test.
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050 – Hot Topics, Volume 7 (with Andrea Duffy)

Andrea Duffy, Sunlighten, discusses all things infrared. The benefits of using an infrared sauna are numerous and include detox, cellular health, relaxation and many other benefits. Andrea discusses not only the benefits, but also explains the different types of saunas.

Andrea Introduction – 1:45
Importance of Sweating 3:25
What is Infrared? 4:15
Near, Mid, Far Wavelengths 5:15
Benefits 11:00
More about Sunlight 18:20

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049 – Thyroid Health with Elle Russ

weight-loss-keto-low-carbAuthor of The Paleo Thyroid Solution and host of The Primal Blueprint podcast, Elle Russ, joins me today to discuss thyroid health. Through her own health journey and discoveries, she brings a wealth of information to the show. Starting off her career in sketch comedy, she discusses her acting journey and even does an impression or two.

Suffering from thyroid issues for many years, she describes her difficult journey and how she came to author a book on thyroid health.

If you suffer from thyroid issues or just want to learn more, Elle is the expert resource when its comes to thyroid health.
Intro 3:00
Owen Wilson impression 12:58
How she met Mark Sisson 15:22
Her thyroid journey 19:00
What is the function of the thyroid? 23:00
Thyroid statistics 25:30
Women vs. men 32:00
The Paleo Solution 34:00
Recommendations 39:35
Supplements 43:40

To learn more about Elle go to elleruss.com
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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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