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Hippocrates, who is largely considered to be the father of modern medicine, said that, “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” Hippocrates was speaking about the miraculous power of our immune system, and that’s what today’s show is all about.

Where is this mysterious immune system located? And how does it work? These are questions that I used to ponder many years ago, and it led me to realize that to understand the bigger picture, I first needed to understand the smaller picture.

Our immune systems are hyper-intelligent and, in a strange way, they are omnipotent and omnipresent in the evolution of humanity. Our immune systems are what have enabled us to adapt and move beyond all manner of diseases that could have wiped us out long ago. But, our immune system is the trainer, rehabilitator, and defender of every cell in our body. Our immune system is something to be highly praised and supported. And a great way to show thanks is to learn a little more about it.

Your immune systems is doing its job from the top of your head to the very bottom of your feet. But the heart of your immune system lives a very secret and special life that we are going to dive into today. You’ll learn a big part of how this amazing system works, plus value-packed tips to help you keep your immune system strong and healthy for a lifetime.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the 3 major functions of your lymphatic system are.
  • How your lymphatic system engages with cancer cells.
  • The surprising way that your lymphatic system impacts fat-soluble nutrients.
  • How weight loss is influenced by your lymphatic system.
  • Why your circulatory system and lymphatic system differ in how they move throughout your body.
  • What all of your major lymphatic organs are (this might surprise you!).
  • How your lymph fluid gets filtered at different points in your body.
  • Where the training of your immune system takes place.
  • What lymphocytes are and why they’re crucial to your health.
  • What your largest lymphatic organ is and the important roles it plays.
  • How the all-important thymus gland governs your immune system.
  • What a vestigial structure is (this is just weird!).
  • Which organ is a “safe house" for friendly bacteria.
  • Your body’s first line of defense for your immune system.
  • Why haphazard use of antibiotics can be devastating to our health (and our society).
  • Which specific foods help to enhance immune system function.
  • How a poorly functioning lymph system can impair your body’s lipid metabolism.
  • What supplements can be helpful for the lymphatic system.
  • How movement impacts your lymphatic system.
  • What the best exercises are for your lymphatic system.
  • Why our sleep quality has a huge influence on detoxification.
  • How our clothing can impact our lymph flow (this is shocking!).
  • How stress, cancer, and the lymphatic system are all related.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm CDT

An ever expanding mystery to biologist and physicist alike, the human brain is truly the final frontier in understanding our universe, our world, and ourselves.

The form and function of your brain literally dictates everything about you. Your ability to choose papaya over Pop Tarts, your ability to choose forgiveness over hate, and your ability to choose courage over fear are all governed by that magnificent 3 pound organ resting inside of your head.

Your brain directs hormone function, activation of genetic programs, management of all of your senses and how you experience the world, and so much more. Today you’ll get an accelerated, easy-to-understand masterclass on brain basics.

Dr. Daniel Amen is a prolific physician, writer, and speaker who has been a pioneer in transforming our society’s understanding of the human brain, and how the function of our brain deeply impacts every area of our lives.

There might not be any information you’ll ever receive that can have a greater impact on your life. If you can change your brain, you can literally change everything about your reality. Learn from Dr. Amen what you can do to ensure you have the best brain possible. Avoid things that hurt your brain, and indulge in the things that help it. Let’s do this!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why eating the wrong kind of fats can damage your brain.
  • What brain SPECT imaging is (and why it’s so life-changing!).
  • Why adequate sleep is crucial for brain health.
  • 12 principles to change your brain and change your life.
  • Why a healthy brain is the #1 key for success in any area.
  • Why the notion of free will is a very, very grey area.
  • What makes your brain an “energy hog”.
  • How soft your brain actually is (this will really surprise you!).
  • Shocking reports on the relationship between soccer and brain damage.
  • What Dr. Amen discovered in his NFL concussion studies.
  • How alcohol consumption impacts your brain.
  • How brain health relates to sexual health.
  • Why there’s actually different types of anxiety, depression, and ADD.
  • Why brain aging is optional (this is important!).

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There’s a battle going on for your health. Never before in human history have we had so many things vying for our time and attention. And never before have we had so many things that pull us further and further from our natural state of health and well-being.

Arianna Huffington has become a voice on the frontline leading the charge to take back control of our health. Her winning battle tactic: great sleep.

Arianna was noted at one of The World’s 100 Most influential People by Time magazine and she’s using her platform of influence to help spark The Sleep Revolution.

Your body undergoes the greatest transformation from your diet and exercise while you are asleep. It’s the ultimate pillar of health that actually makes sustainable change happen. Today you’re going to learn how sleep impacts everything from your sex life, to your physical appearance, to your performance at work. Plus, you’ll get proven tips to become a talented sleep warrior so that you can be skilled at getting the best sleep of your life.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The amazing story that enabled Arianna Huffington to create the Huffington Post.
  • What inspired Arianna to become so passionate about sleep wellness.
  • How the industrial revolution became the catalyst for our modern day sleep problems.
  • Why Arianna says that sleep deprivation is the new smoking.
  • Why melatonin is actually a big player in fat loss.
  • What Arianna’s evening sleep ritual looks like.
  • Why we need sleep to metabolize stress.
  • Why you might want to consider changing your relationship with your alarm clock.
  • The shocking impact that common sleep medications have on your body.
  • What role our dreams play in our lives.
  • How sleep is intimately connected to beauty and sexual attraction.
  • How our food choices impact our sleep quality.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm CDT

I love the quote from Bill Waterson that says, “Experience is food for the brain.” What’s so wonderful about our brains is that they are continuously learning, continuously growing, and continuously making new connections.

Your brain is this miraculous, self-designing entity. It can do so much to change your own world, but it can also change the world at large. However, it can only activate its true potential if we give it the tools to do so.

Experience feeds the brain. And there is likely no greater experience for nourishing and energizing your brain than The Superhero Brain Conference.

This event highlights the greatest thinkers and experts on improving and using your brain that the world has ever seen. Your brain is the governing force that’s directing every thought and every cell in your body. If you truly want to live a healthy, happy, and fulfilled life, then there’s nothing more important than learning how to create a superhero brain.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What neuroplasticity is and why it’s important.
  • Why learning keeps your brain young.
  • The 3 major ways to create new neural connections in your brain.
  • How your self-talk influences your brain and your life.
  • 3 keys to changing your self-talk to help you reach your goals.
  • How to train your brain to make accurate neuroassociations that boost your productivity.
  • How your sleep quality impacts your memory.
  • Why your gut health is influencing your sleep health.
  • How these sheets can actually improve your sleep quality.
  • Why Apple made major changes to the iPhone to help improve sleep.
  • Which nutrients are critical to brain function.
  • What incredible lessons I received from 28-time Grammy Award winner Quincy Jones about learning.
  • Why we tend to fight for our limitations.
  • 3 strategies to instantly change your perception of the challenges in your life.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm CDT

The Declaration of Independence states that we all have the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” by the very nature of us being alive. But, how often do we call upon those rights and use them?

Many of us have life, but we are not truly living. Many of us have liberty, but never truly utilize our freedom to have, be, and do the things we’re capable of. And many of us have the capacity to live a happy, fulfilled life, but unknowingly forfeit our happiness and live lives of quiet desperation.

Today’s show is all about breaking bonds from the things that hold us back from real happiness and fulfillment. Granted, happiness is relative to each person and each situation. But, even a few higher percentage points of happiness in your life will lead to better health, better relationships, and more success in your chosen career, according to the research.

Get ready for some powerful revelations and action items to put in place to see some immediate upgrades in happiness and fulfillment. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be healthy. And you deserve to be empowered to live life on your terms. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The shocking percentage of people who say they’re actually happy.
  • Why there’s a U-shaped curve of happiness in our lives.
  • How happiness might be tied to your lifeline.
  • The 5 things that hold us back from happiness.
  • How we can use excuses to block our happiness.
  • Why taking responsibility is critical to being happy long-term.
  • What If-Then Syndrome is.
  • How the media fuels our unhappiness.
  • Why so many people settle for drama instead of being happy.
  • 2 simple tips to eliminate drama from your life.
  • What the Future-Past Paradox is and how it impacts your attitude.
  • How you can change the energy in any environment.
  • Why we develop a sense of unworthiness in our lives, and how we can change it!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm CDT

What separates those who lead lives of great success, and those who lead lives of great struggle, are things that are so small that you can likely write them all on a tiny post-it note.

Success starts with ritual. It’s the things you do consistently, not every now and then, that tells the real tale of the results you’ll see in your life.

Couple that with the next important thing, which is to gain mastery over the small things. It’s not the big things… like hitting the lottery, winning the championship, or breaking into the Top 100 Influential People in the World list that 99.999% of the world’s most successful and happy people ever achieve. They are so successful because they’ve dedicated themselves to mastering the small things that bring great results. The old adage goes, “By the inch, it’s a cinch. By the yard, it’s hard.”

One final key ingredient is a willingness to help others. Great success is often tied to the lifeline of bringing value to the lives of others. If you can find a way to combine these three things, there will likely be a lot of great fortune in your future.

Today’s guest, Drew Canole, found a way to put these three things together in a way that really is changing the world. To master his own mind and body he created specific rituals that transformed his health. He also focused on mastering the small things, adding in one piece at a time until he reached unchartered waters of success and vitality. Very soon after, and along the way, he dedicated his life to giving his best to teach others what he’s learned, and in doing so created the FitLife movement.

He’s here today to share his story and some of his best tips for achieving the health (and success) that you are likely a lot closer to than you know.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why Jack LaLanne is such pioneer in the field of health and fitness.
  • What Drew Canole did to transform his health and create one of the most popular health and fitness brands in the world.
  • What makes juicing such a valuable health practice.
  • Why the human body is like a juicer.
  • Why juicing and proper hydration go hand-in-hand.
  • What diet works best with juicing (here’s a hint: ALL of them!).
  • The #1 thing to avoid when making fresh juices.
  • Why ginger is one of the most health-giving things to include in your juices.
  • How your kidneys work to protect you from toxic overload.
  • Specific tips to make sure you’re getting in enough water each day.
  • Why it’s so powerful to “unstuck yourself”.
  • How ingredients like ashwagandha, spirulina, and chlorella can transform our health.

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Breakfast. It’s a word that conjures up an array of emotions for many of us.

It’s tied to getting ready for school or work. It’s tied to time with the family or catching up on the news. It’s tied eating some of our favorite foods or loading up on our nutrition.  But most of all it’s tied to the possibility of a new day.

A conversation in the timeless treatise Winnie the Pooh goes like this:

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.”

In many ways Pooh was right (although he was an avid “foodie” long before it was a thing). Breakfast and a new day go hand-in-hand. So, shouldn’t we strive to make that meal as inspirational as possible?

Today’s episode is all about the 7 ways to supercharge your breakfast. You’re going to be equipped with the simple tips use can use to start your day off right for the rest of your life.

Each day is an opportunity, and these 7 tips are going to help you stack the conditions in your favor to make sure that your days are full of health, energy, happiness, and success.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The #1 way to connect with other people.
  • The truth about breakfast (is it really the most important meal of the day?).
  • How your first meal impacts your body.
  • What causes overeating the vast majority of the time.
  • Why dietary fats are critical for your brain and nervous system.
  • How Omega 3 fatty acids impact cancer cells.
  • Which foods provide a great source of healthy fats for breakfast.
  • What your microbiome is.
  • Why breakfast is the perfect time to take care of your microbiome.
  • The relationship between breakfast and nutrient deficiency.
  • What type of breakfast was clinically proven to provide more energy throughout the day.
  • How a low carb diet can depress thyroid function.
  • Why you need to carb as needed.

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Many people mistakenly believe that being healthy means living a life of deprivation. Sure, if you’re a health conscious person you generally avoid toxic foodstuffs that might nullify your mojo. But people who make healthy choices for the long-term are guided by more pleasure than anything else.

A healthy, sustainable diet is a pleasurable one. It has to be. I’m absolutely blown away by the foods that I get to eat on a regular basis. It’s almost unfair. The flavor sensations, the colors, the textures, the overall party in the mouth experience. I aspire to help people discover just how good real food can be.

First of all, there’s pleasure within the constructs of the diet. The thousands of real foods that you get to eat (based on what feels best for your body) delivers tens of thousands of different options for you to feast on. The pleasure could be from something as savory as a grass fed ribeye, to as sweet and seductive as chocolate cashew ice cream with warm candied pecans on top. All made from real ingredients, of course!

The first pleasure is making the most of what you have access to, and getting the best quality ingredients possible.

The second pleasure comes from going outside of the usual structure of your diet to have a little something unordinary. Pancakes? Yes, please. Nachos? Yes, please. Cheesecake? Wait… Are you sure…? Yes, please!

These things are clearly not as “natural” as the whole foods used to make your other meals, but doing this right can make the difference between a long-term healthy lifestyle, or giving up because you struggle to convince yourself that pancakes aren’t delicious.

The key is, a health conscious person can indulge in these things every now and then, but they are truly there with the treat. They take it in, let their senses explore, and are present in their body to enjoy the moment and then move on. It’s not lying to yourself that these are healthy foods, but giving yourself permission to enjoy a treat and then get back to doing what feels best. I guarantee that if you keep eating pancakes on a regular basis, you’re going to look and feel like a pancake yourself. Indulge, and move on.

So, how do we best navigate this terrain? Well, we’ve got on a special guest who knows a thing or two about how all of this works. Today we have the CEO of the enormously popular website and brand MindBodyGreen, Jason Wachob. He’s here to share with you his best tips for living what he calls a truly “wellthy” way of life. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Jason went from being a college basketball player to the CEO of one of the top wellness brands in the world.
  • What MindBodyGreen really means.
  • How your environment impacts your genetic expression.
  • Why a one-size-fits-all diet will never work for all of us.
  • Why it’s important to make space for pleasure in your diet.
  • A great form of exercise for connecting your mind and body.
  • Why building a life is more important than building a résumé.
  • Why your brain seeks to affirm your negative thinking.
  • Important questions to ask yourself when choosing your career.
  • Why you should only focus on the things you can control.
  • Why it’s critical to take time to explore.
  • How “thank you” can open new doors for you.
  • What the antidote to negative emotions is
  • How fun and laughter helps to create a well-thy life.

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Paulo Coelho said, “Discipline & freedom are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent because otherwise, you’d sink into chaos.”

Strangely enough, rules and discipline actually give us far more freedom. The structure we create in our lives is the invisible guiding force that creates the opportunity to do more with the time we are given. Without structure, without rules, you are unknowingly at the mercy of Captain Random.

You see, Captain Random is a super villain. Nothing pleases him more than to see you toil away wasting your time and not seeing the results you want in your life. When a seemingly random thing comes up and throws you off track, he’s twisting his evil handlebar mustache laughing joyfully. For you, the experience is falling off the wagon, taking a loss, or even giving up on your goals altogether. But the secret, unstoppable weapon against Captain Random is the power of your rules.

When you have personal rules in place that guide your decisions, you’ve already got an automated response for the randomness that life may throw your way. For example, you’re on a mission to eat healthy food, and your coworker brings in a box of freshly made donuts (even a few with sprinkles on them… and you know sprinkles are made by tiny tree elves who work for Captain Random), but because you have a rule in place about how you handle junk food, you easily pass with a simple, “No, thank you.”

You don’t feel any deprivation and any restriction because YOU chose that rule. Someone else didn’t impose it on you. You also don’t feel the hit of a poor decision—the tinge of regret, the sour taste of folding so quickly, and the disappointment of being seduced by a sprinkle-faced donut that’s not even in your league. You’ve dated desserts way sexier than that in the past… why did you let this do-not get to you?!

By having rules that govern your choices, you bypass this whole group of problems, and Captain Random is foiled again, running away with his tail between his legs. “I’ll get you next time!” he shouts. But he knows you’re unbeatable, and destined for great success.

Today you’re going to discover the 13 rules of health that I live by. You can take these rules on and apply them to your life, alter them to fit your own life and goals, or use them as inspiration to come up with your own.

Always remember the power of personal rules and use them as the guiding light to help you achieve the greatness you deserve.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why it’s critical to drink water as soon as you wake up in the morning.
  • Why your daily exercise regimen should be adjusted to your goals.
  • How your nervous system can impact your ability to “max out”.
  • How to uncover a passion for exercise.
  • Why you MUST put yourself first when it comes to health.
  • What being a lifetime student means.
  • How to be more present with the people you love.
  • Why delayed gratification is an important option for a healthy lifestyle.
  • The real reason so many people aren’t seeing the results they want in the gym (social time vs. results time).
  • The #1 thing I attribute to my transformation and success in life.
  • Why I make sure to get some time in nature on a regular basis.
  • What sacred rules I have around sleep.
  • What my biggest rules are for the food that I eat (this may surprise you!).

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Your environment is everything. Your thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and even your body, are all shaped by your environment.

If you want to see more success in any area of your life, if you want to achieve your goals and win more during your precious time on this planet, then you’ve got to create a winning culture. That starts with transforming your environment.

Today we have on the amazing Dr. Eric Thomas to breakdown all of the things that shape a winning culture and what transforming our environment really entails. This is a powerhouse interview to say the least, so tune in, listen up, and enjoy the show!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your environment is the most influential factor in determining your results.
  • How the blame game can hold you back from success.
  • What critical steps you must take to change your environment.
  • What inspired ET to step up and transform his life (this is powerful!).
  • Why accountability and role models are important.
  • What to do when your old environment starts calling you back.
  • Why asking for help is one of the most courageous things you can do.
  • The #1 thing you must do when you receive advice from a trusted source.
  • Why being a beginner is so valuable.
  • How to deal with relationships that change and challenge you as you grow.
  • Why making mistakes can be healthy part of the process (and how to adjust to the mistakes).
  • How to instantly transform jealousy into something positive.
  • Why it’s essential to revere the process.
  • What it means to create a winning culture.
  • Why positive expectation is such a powerful tool.
  • How “no” can balance out your life (and why “no” should excite you!).

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm CDT