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Growing up I never really liked vegetables. As a matter of fact, I didn’t like very many foods at all outside of the staples of hamburgers, fish sticks, macaroni & cheese, and sandwiches. These things tasted great to my tiny palate, and set the template for my eating habits for years to come.

It surprises people when they hear that I didn’t eat my first salad until I was 25 years old. Yep, you heard that right. No green leaf doth pass my lips, and I loved thee not. But everything changed when I learned about the power food had to change my body, and there really was no looking back after that.

Since turning my health around in my early 20’s I’ve eaten more fun, exotic, and even unusual foods than you can shake a finger at. And what I’ve learned is that certain foods have actually been staples in the diets of our ancestors, but we have somehow lost sight of them in lieu of Pop Tarts and pizza.

Today’s powerhouse episode is a reintroduction to the classes of foods that all of us need to add into our diets on a regular basis. These 4 unusual foods will deliver your body more health and vitality than just about any other foods you can name. So, I pray thee enjoy the podcast and shareth with thine friends! And as Shakespeare would say today, “Let’s get it poppin’!”

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which foods are some of the only “wild foods” that people have access to today.
  • Which food is likely the highest source of potassium and an excellent free radical scavenger.
  • Where to find the highest source of bioavailable iodine.
  • Whether or not you should be concerned about eating sea veggies due to pollution.
  • Why simply eating local might not be enough in our world today.
  • Which gelatinous food can help your body maintain normal levels of antioxidants.
  • Why “essential sugars” need to be a part of your nutrition strategy.
  • What adaptogens are and why they’re so important.
  • How to add more foods like aloe vera and sea veggies into your diet.
  • What the major differences between flax and chia seeds are.
  • How to make sure that your flax and chia seeds don’t get rancid.
  • Why cooking certain foods (versus eating them raw) is a much safer way to eat them.
  • What the #1 antioxidant food in the world is (this may surprise you!).
  • Which foods have the most proven anti-cancer benefits.
  • Which category of foods are critical for healthy digestion and detoxification.

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Direct download: 151-4_Unusual_Foods_That_Can_Help_Transform_Your_Body.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm CDT

Albert Einstein once said, “Strange is our situation here upon Earth.” In many ways we are smack dab in the middle of realizing what we are and realizing that we have no idea what we are at the same time. Life is complex, beautiful, and definitely weird.

There are so many tricky situations, questions, and answers we can sift through to try to figure things out, but sometimes a strange solution is the order of the day.

When it comes to improving the quality of your sleep, the typical advice usually doesn’t bring much to the table. “Make sure to get 8 hours of sleep.” “Try not to eat before bed.” “Take this drug to help you sleep (even though one of the side effects is doubling your risk of early death).” No thanks. I like to sleep, but I like that being alive part as well.

There are tons of useful tips and strategies to instantly upgrade your sleep in the bestselling book Sleep Smarter. Some of the most interesting (and albeit unorthodox) tips are highlighted here in this episode. Simply listen in, take action on a couple of the tips, and see the results for yourself. Let’s do this!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How massage therapy works to improve sleep quality.
  • Why so many people have elevated cortisol levels today.
  • Which important hormones are secreted by the body during massage.
  • What the clinically proven benefits of acupressure are (this is shocking!).
  • How “gut smashing” can improve the quality of your sleep.
  • How to get the full benefit of massage on a regular basis.
  • How “earthing” works to reduce inflammation.
  • The proven benefits that earthing has on sleep health.
  • Which surfaces are conductive and enable you to get “grounded”.
  • How different colors of light impact your sleep hormones.
  • What strategies you can use to eliminate light pollution at night.
  • How to use beneficial light therapy to improve your sleep quality.

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Direct download: 150-4_Unorthodox_Tips_To_Help_You_Sleep_Better_Every_Night.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm CDT

Today is a very, very special day! My new book Sleep Smarter is now available nationwide and we couldn’t be more excited.

The excitement and joy is so high because we are bringing one of the most vital, yet overlooked components of health and well-being to the hearts of the masses. From brain function, to heart health, to fat loss, the quality of your sleep impacts it all. And as you’ll discover in Sleep Smarter, not only is sleep a major player in the way you look and feel, it just might be the #1 thing influencing the results you see in the mirror each day.

This special launch day episode dives specifically into this topic to uncover why sleep is the ultimate fat burner. Today you’re going to be equipped with some huge takeaways that will last you a lifetime and support you on your mission of being the healthiest, fittest version of yourself.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why fat loss is all about hormone function.
  • How how dieters were able to lose 55 percent more body fat with one simple lifestyle change.
  • What your two major types of body fat are.
  • Why belly fat is very hormonally active.
  • What major mistake can double the amount of visceral fat you’re carrying.
  • Why proximity is extremely powerful for changing your health and happiness.
  • How your body changes from exercise during sleep.
  • What enzymes are and how they work to improve your health.
  • What anabolism is and how sleep relates to it.
  • Why we can “get away” with eating a lot more junk food when we’re younger.
  • How sleep intimately relates to aging.
  • Which key fat loss hormones are largely secreted during sleep.
  • How sleep deprivation can cause you to eat more calories.
  • What happens to your brain’s energy supply when you’re sleep deprived.
  • Why balancing cortisol is critical to healthy sleep and fat loss.
  • What surprising ways sleep and exercise influence one another.

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Direct download: 149-Why_Great_Sleep_Is_The_Ultimate_Fat_Burner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm CDT

Millions of people worldwide are struggling with the effects of estrogen dominance. It’s a growing epidemic that’s connected to obesity, fibroid tumors, cancer and more, yet most people have no idea about it.

This episode is focused on lifting the veil that’s been hiding estrogen dominance. Today we’re going to break down one of the major causes of significant health problems today, plus provide life-changing tools and strategies so that you can truly take back control of your health.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How estrogen dominance and cancer impacted the life of my family and changed the course of my career.
  • What enables estrogen to make cancer tumors grow (this is important!).
  • Why there’s an epidemic of unjustified hysterectomies being done today.
  • What some of the little known side effects of a hysterectomy are.
  • What estrogen actually is (there’s 3 of them!).
  • How men and women produce estrogen differently.
  • How fibroid tumors and endometriosis work.
  • What aromatization is and how it works.
  • The critical role that estrogen plays in men’s health.
  • What xenoestrogens are and how they function in our bodies.
  • Where the most prevalent sources of xenoestrogens are found (you need to know this!).
  • Which hormone altering compounds may be in your personal care products.
  • How stress influences estrogen levels.
  • The interesting role that estrogen plays with your sleep quality.
  • What roles digestion and elimination play in estrogen dominance.
  • The 5 biggest keys to prevent and reverse estrogen dominance.

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What if you found out that a great night's sleep could make the difference in closing an important business deal? In showing up as a better parent? Or in performing at a high level in your sport or on stage?

Today you're going to learn exactly why great sleep is a linchpin for the optimal function of your brain in every way imaginable. We're going to dive in and break down some of the most fascinating studies to understand how sleep affects your memory, decision making, creativity, and more.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What learning actually is (the simplicity may surprise you!).
  • The 10 ways sleep can give you a better brain.
  • How sleep deeply impacts your memory.
  • How your brain detoxifies itself at night (and why this is critical!)
  • The shocking effect that sleep has on your ability to focus.
  • How great sleep can help you learn faster.
  • Why your ability to make smart decisions is heavily influenced by your sleep quality.
  • How your "intuition" can actually be hacked by manipulation of your subconscious mind.
  • Why your emotional wellness is largely controlled by your sleep quality.
  • How your sleep impacts your hormone production (this is important!).
  • What muscle memory really is (and how sleep effects it).
  • The surprising ways that sleep impacts your creativity.
  • What role dreams play in processing your experiences (valuable info!).
  • How sleep deprivation influences your brain's main energy source.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm CDT

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