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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 CST

There is an absolute epidemic of people struggling with thyroid problems, yet it's a quite story that most people never talk about.

Today we are targeting one of the biggest health issues facing our world today. Thyroid problems can be the underlying cause for everything from tremendous weight loss hardships to extremely low energy levels (aka chronic fatigue.) Today brings the hope of many breakthrough moments for so many people who've been living a quite life of desperation. There are solutions available. And it starts with finally understanding the underlying cause.

Not only are you going to uncover what's at the root of most thyroid problem, but you're going to have a comprehensive approach to testing, a entirely new understanding of how your diet relates to your thyroid function, and how things like exercise and stress also play a strange, key role that you may have never realized before.

We are fortunate to have on renown physician Dr. Jillian Teta to help us understand the remarkable thyroid and gut health connection, and I promise you this will be a total game changer.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the thyroid really is and why it's so important.
  • How your thyroid works and what can go wrong with its function.
  • What can block the conversion of your thyroid hormone from "inactive" to "active".
  • How your gut health profoundly impacts the function of your thyroid.
  • What the difference is between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease.
  • Why heavy metals can be a big problem for your thyroid gland.
  • The surprising way that thyroid hormone impacts your gut lining,
  • How constipation can influence your hormone function (this is critical to know!).
  • How thyroid hormone helps to regulate your immune system function.
  • How to ensure that you have healthy gut motility.
  • Why you need to be careful with goitrogens in this healthy class of foods if you have thyroid problems.
  • Why sleep and de-stressing is so important for digestive health.
  • How gluten is directly related to autoimmune diseases.
  • Why thyroid medications like Synthroid work for some people but not for others.
  • What labs you need to get done for a more comprehensive look at your thyroid function.
  • How chronically elevated stress can contribute to autoimmune diseases.
  • How to exercise intelligently to help support normal thyroid function.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm CST

I have a confession to make…

I don’t like our society’s obsession with losing weight.

As crazy as it might sound coming from someone who’s helped thousands of people lose weight, it hurts my heart a little bit every time I hear someone say they want to lose weight. Here’s why...

Measuring our health by measuring our pounds on the scale has led our culture in the wrong direction. You can eat processed, calorie restrictive “health foods”, over-exercise to the point that you are catabolizing your muscle tissue, and feel bad and hungry all the time, but if you’re losing weight, that’s okay. As a matter of fact, if you’re losing weight, you’re healthy.

This may come as a little bit of a surprise, but just because you lose weight on the scale it does NOT mean that you are healthy. There are many poor states of human health that come coupled with a loss of weight on the scale. And on the other side, just because your weight is higher than you may want it to be, it does not mean that you are UN-healthy. This whole weight loss thing is really relative and (more or less) confusing to the average person who just wants to look good in a bathing suit. And with the way that the media has programmed our opinions of our bodies, there are only like 5 people in the entire world who actually look good in a bathing suit.

I love hearing people say that they want to be healthy. I love hearing people say that they want to take care of their body and treat their body with respect. I love hearing people say that they’ve decided to put a priority on their health, eat real foods, and move their body on a regular basis because they love it. I know those people will be more successful because not one time did they mention weight. They are devoted to doing the things that, chances are, will result in an elimination of excess weight.

If health is the goal, then necessary weight loss can happen as a side-effect. If weight loss is the goal, then health can happen, but struggle and sickness can happen as well. You can lose track of what matters most, cut corners, and end up far worse than when you started off.

Today’s show is focused on health. It’s also focused on more important metrics to track than the weight on the scale that can affirm to you that your journey to better health is working from the inside out.

We have on the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Wild Diet, Abel James, to discuss weight loss vs. fat loss, how to support sustainable weight loss if that’s still your goal, and how to go about changing your body in a smart way that really lasts. This is information that everyone in our society today needs to know, so just click play, enjoy, and make sure to share with the people you care about!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why Abel decided to do a major television show (even though it seems counterintuitive for his brand).
  • What’s going on behind the scenes of major weight loss shows.
  • The shocking cost of medical bills that Abel’s client on the show incurred before starting The Wild Diet.
  • Why weight loss television shows are making a mistake in their tracking.
  • Why health and happiness are often separated from each other in our society today.
  • How muscle loss can slow your metabolism.
  • What Abel’s client Kurt did to lose 87 pounds and more than 22 percent of his body fat during the competition.
  • The special dietary fats that Kurt focused on to give him an edge in weight loss and his health.
  • How people can lose a lot of weight on the scale but not lose a lot of fat.
  • Why excess skin can be a big challenge after an extreme weight loss.
  • Why bone broth could be valuable for your health practice.
  • How making a fool out of yourself can actually help someone else to have a breakthrough in their health (this is powerful!).

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

Many of us take our health for granted until it's suddenly taken away. When our health begins to slip out of our fingers, it can be a tremendous wake up call in our lives.

Some people receive the call and their life is transformed for the better. Something inside of them changes. They begin living differently. They make changes. They heal.

Many other people we've known and loved have faded away quickly. They believe that nothing else can be done. They give up.

There is an intermingling of these two groups of people for sure, but it's pretty clear in the research that those who recover have something very powerful in their favor. And that is the power of their mind.

When you talk to physician and New York Times bestselling author Lissa Rankin about the power of the mind to heal the body, she isn't just talking about something metaphysical, she is talking about a physical transformation that takes place, and it's based on what you believe.

In today's remarkable episode you're going to learn what roll your mind and beliefs play in keeping you well or keeping you sick. You're going to learn the nearly unbelievable clinical benefits of fake medical treatments and how this data can be applied to your life.

You're also going to discover how significant being connected to a bigger purpose in your life is, and how it's tied to your lifeline. This episode is filled to the brim with valuable insights and takeaways that will last you a lifetime. Enjoy, and make sure to share!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What drove Dr. Lissa Rankin from being a conventional MD to studying and teaching integrative medicine.
  • Why some of the biggest "health nuts" in the world can end up very sick and unhealthy.
  • What the placebo effect actually is.
  • The shocking statistics on the effectiveness of placebo treatments.
  • What's going on in the body when a placebo treatment works for someone.
  • How thoughts can trigger overwhelming stress responses.
  • What simple things activate the body's relaxation response.
  • What exercise you can do to uncover what your body's ailments are trying to tell you.
  • What the #1 risk factor for our health is (this will surprise you and impact you as well!).
  • How character traits like happiness and optimism relate to your health and longevity.
  • What the "anatomy of a calling" means (this is powerful!).

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:04pm CST

When you're sleep deprived, you're not yourself. No... I mean really not yourself.

There's a big impact on your brain, hormones, and we'll just say "emotional stability" that a lack of sleep can play. So much so that top researchers have dove in to discover just how socially messed up poor sleep can make us.

Today you're about to discover how your sleep impacts the health of your relationships in ways that you could never have imagined. Even though some of the research is a little unsettling (and a whole lot surprising), it really shouldn't come as that big of a surprise to us. We all know that other people (but not you, of course) who get grumpy, irritable, and even out-right mean when they are tired. Other people (but not you, of course) can end up being unreasonable, argue for no reason, and even act more negative and pessimistic when they're sleep deprived.

We've all seen it, but we may not of caught it because weren't paying attention to the details surrounding the situation (namely that the person is tired). And even though it isn't you who would normally become the big bad wolf when you're tired, this is a wake up call to see just how you may have done some things and said some things in the heat of a sleepy stupor that really were not in your normal character. Why does this matter so much? Well, or relationships are everything. From our relationships at work, to our relationships with family, to our most intimate romantic relationships, our health and our sleep quality play a big part of them every day.

Today you're going to find out what's going on behind the scene, plus some insights to make sure you're showing up as your best self in the relationships that matter most.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What part of the brain is responsible for the aggregation of negative emotions.
  • How your brain works to stop you from saying or doing all of the crazy things you might think up.
  • How sleep deprivation can handicap your ability to see from another person's point of view.
  • Why lack of sleep is clinically proven to make you overly emotional.
  • What causes your brain to react to negative images (even though they are not a real threat).
  • How sleep deprivation changes the way you react to perceived criticism.
  • The surprising impact that sleep deprivation has on positive emotions.
  • How your quality of sleep impacts your intimate relationship.
  • Why arguments become much more likely when you're tired (this is funny, but true!).
  • What sleep "quality" really means.
  • Why lack of sleep can be a major problem for important jobs in the workforce.
  • Why your partner's sleep quality can disrupt your health and happiness as well.
  • What simple solutions you can use to reduce snoring problems.

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When it comes to stress, you've got three basic options today.

One, you can crumble under the weight of the stress, succumbing to things like heart disease, obesity, and depression that are all linked to chronic stress.

Two, you can run from the modern world and hideout in the mountains (grow a beard), in a monastery (shave your head and/or grow a beard), or even in a naturalist colony (renounce all of your clothing and/or grow a beard).

Three you can step up and do something to ensure that you are breaking the cycle of stress by learning how to enjoy our modern advances without being overrun by them. That's what The Urban Monk is all about.

Dr. Pedram Shojai is here to share some of the most powerful insights you'll ever hear for taking back control of your mind and overcoming stress in a hyper-stressful world. As you'll discover today, modern day stress is like death from 1,000 cuts. It's a slow cooking of your health and vitality that can leave you tired, sick, or something far worse.

Today it's time to take back your power. It's time to take back your body, mind, and energy so that you can use them to create the life you really want. Just click play and find out how.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why renouncing our modern lifestyle might not be the answer to health and happiness.
  • What being "in the world but not of the world" can mean for busy people today.
  • How modern day stress is like death by 1,000 cuts.
  • Why there is a crisis of energy in the people of today.
  • How cortisol is like a high interest credit card.
  • Why multitasking is a lot of smoke and mirrors (and the best method for actually getting things done!)
  • What specific things you can do to keep your energy high throughout the day.
  • Why the information you're taking in has such a profound impact on your life.
  • How playing small ball is blocking you from having the greatest amount of energy possible.
  • What it means to be "time poor" and how to become more wealthy with your time.
  • What FOMO is and how it's causing tremendous stress and ADD.
  • What daily practice can strengthen and grow the most important part of your brain.

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The life that you have right now is a result of your habits.

It's not the things that you do every now and then, it's the things you do consistently that tell the real story of your life.

So, if your habits are so important, how do you actually create the habits that you want and move away from the habits that aren't serving you? That's what this powerful episode is all about.

Eng's Principle says, "The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change." Therefore, we must strive to make the things we want to act on each day easy, automatic, and something that comes as natural as breathing. It's true that some people feel so compelled to exercise that they will fall into depression if they don't have it. It's become easy to them; second nature even. We can all program into our mental software the information that makes our hardware consistently take action in the direction we want. And it starts by learning how we build habits in the first place.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why we feel so weird when our schedule gets thrown off.
  • How patterns of behavior are connected with specific feelings.
  • The big difference is between healthy and unhealthy habits (and how to create healthy habits more easily).
  • Why unhealthy eating habits are so easy today.
  • What the root cause of unhealthy habits like smoking and excessive drinking actually is.
  • Why getting regular exercise tends to be difficult for most people.
  • What the 4 stages of learning are (this is powerful!).
  • How important awareness is in initiating accelerated learning.
  • Why living a healthy lifestyle is not necessarily the answer to being fit.
  • The critical components needed to make an engaging lifestyle change.
  • Why our friends and family members can seem unsupportive when we make a lifestyle change.
  • What the glymphatic system is and why it's so important.
  • What my current daily routine is (morning rituals to evening rituals).
  • Why it's best to use a dual extraction for medicinal mushrooms.
  • The benefits of working out in the morning vs. the afternoon.
  • What EPOC is and how it effects your metabolism.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm CST

Confucius said, "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." This statement couldn't ring anymore true when it comes to changing our body's appearance. It can be one of the easiest things in the world if we simply take the complexity out of it. That's what today's show is all about.

Today we're going to dive in and talk about the only 5 exercises you need to create an amazing physique. No fancy cardio machines with a lot of buttons, no complex programs, and no excuses. By mastering these 5 things you can create the most incredible physique possible. But the real benefit is in the details. You'll learn some of the big do's and don'ts, why they actually work (the science), and specific benchmarks you need to target to make sure you're getting the most out of them. Take actions to focus more on these 5 exercises and the results will speak for themselves.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why omega 3's are so important for our health (and the best source to find them!).
  • Why mastering bodyweight exercises is so valuable in our lives.
  • The only 5 exercises you need to create an amazing physique.
  • How performing a proper squat translates into so many other areas of life.
  • What 1 to 2 minute health practice you need to start incorporating on a daily basis.
  • How squats impact testosterone and others hormone levels.
  • Smart ways to improve the effectiveness of your squats.
  • What exercise incorporates more of your muscles than any other movement.
  • How reciprocal inhibition can be destroying your progress.
  • Which surprising exercise can targets your abs and benefit your hormones.
  • What progression exercises are and why they're important.
  • What the little known benefits of push ups are.
  • How to breakthrough to your first pull ups and far beyond.
  • What the 3 functional patterns for your legs are.
  • What fitness benchmarks you need to hit with these 5 essential exercises.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm CST

There are not a lot of positive messages in the media today. Even when great information that provides a lot of real world value for people shows up, it's often disguised in sensationalized story; something that makes you watch but doesn't necessarily make you think.

I'm so proud of the friends in my life who, as of late, have been making their way onto major network television. They are great people and great teachers who are sliding their messages of positivity and health into the mainstream and it's really amazing to witness it all.

No one is more fitting for this mission than my friend Drew Manning. Drew has been on my show before and absolutely blew me away with his story. He started off as a typical gym-going, strict diet-eating, protein shake-guzzling "fit" person working as a personal trainer. He eventually found that he couldn't relate in a deep way to a lot of his clients weight struggles, so he decided to run an experiment to change that. Drew took it upon himself to gain over 70 pounds in the course of six months and the transformation that took place was shocking!

Not only did he look like a totally different person, but he thought and felt like a different person, and the veil that disconnected him from understanding his clients started to be lifted. Drew knows that his stint being significantly overweight pales in comparison to those who've struggled for years with their weight. But it opened up the bridge to understanding, and his small experiment caught on like wildfire.

Drew proceeded to lose those 70+ pounds over the following six months (with immense struggle and heartache) and the experience was properly dubbed the Fit2Fat2Fit experience. Now, nearly 5 years later, Drew's experience is being duplicated by fit trainers from all over the country, to put themselves into the clients shoes for a bit in hopes to find more empathy and a better way to help people become the best version of themselves. After listening to this episode, make sure to set your timer for Fit to Fat to Fit on A&E!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What drove Drew Manning to do his fit2fat2fit experiment in the first place.
  • Why Drew decided to put the time and energy into making his experience into a television show.
  • What other trainers experienced as a result of following Drew's fit2fat2fit experiment.
  • How patience can play an important role in seeing some of our biggest goals come to fruition.
  • Why your goals get so much more juice when they involve helping other people.
  • Why there's a lot of judgment and misunderstanding between people who are overweight and people who are fit.
  • How your body becomes adapted to your environment.
  • How more people can finish "the weight loss race" together.
  • Why we tend to not value our health much until we lose it (this is powerful!).
  • How people can lose their identity when their body composition changes.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm CST