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Nov 29, 2017

Michelle Norris is the CEO, Founder, and Owner of Paleofx. Paleo Fx is an organization dedicated to creating the world’s best holistic health and wellness event, inspire and empower people all over the world to find optimal health, and have a forum where they can turn ancestral health practices into real world application that serves to improve health and wellbeing.

Before Paleofx, Michelle was your typical corporate warrior, a trained chef who struggled with health issues conventional medicine mostly failed to heal. Her struggles with the traditional medical orthodox made her figure out a way to improve the system and tackle health. She would soon become one of the Paleo community’s most outspoken evangelists, which lead her to eventually start Paleo Fx and reach out to those looking for an answer to their health and nutritional needs.

Michelle is with us today to share the mission and vision behind Paleofx, how the body reacts to the food we eat, and why she’s not a fan of nursing homes.

 

"We buy in to the theory, that we are supposed to grow old and slowly disintegrate. And that's bullshit.” - Michelle Norris

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she first started pursuing health and fitness.
  • What is a "SAD" diet?
  • Why she doesn’t believe getting older means getting weaker and unhealthier.
  • How our can compensate for what's wrong on the inside.
  • How she started Paleofx and what it is all about.
  • What's important to most who follow a Paleo lifestyle.
  • Why they structured Paleofx to have a business model.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Your body is amazing. It can do incredible things. You just gotta give it what it needs.
  • We're meant to live and be healthy until the moment we die.
  • The more you clean up your diet, the more your body hates the junk you put in.

 

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Nov 27, 2017

Brandon Godsey is the founder of My Simple Changes, a company that aims to build a community where people who suffer from various autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s disease, inflammation, and other illnesses can come together and help each other. He established this company with the hopes of giving answers to those who are confused about their health.

Brandon himself went through the autoimmune disorder version of hell with Crohn’s disease, struggled with pills that weakened his body, and ended up having eighteen inches of his intestines cut out in the process. It was when he survived the shingles, a disease that usually happens during the later stages of life, that he decided to call it quits and find his way back to health.

In this episode, Brandon shares his struggles with Crohn’s disease and how he eventually turned it around and founded his company. He talks about the knowledge he acquired through experience and self-learning and the kind of lifestyle changes he implemented. He also shares tips and strategies on how you can avoid inflammation and autoimmune diseases.

 

"When the voice becomes loud enough, the change happens.” Brandon Godsey

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What he says to those who say being healthy means not enjoying life.
  • Why educating yourself can improve the way you want to change your life.
  • What is autoimmune disease?
  • How do you define inflammation and how do you know if you have it
  • How do you avoid going back to eating unhealthy food?
  • The tests he recommends to avoid inflammation.
  • Simple changes he recommends to someone just starting.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's important to realize this is a long process of changing one thing at a time to build a sustainable, long-term healthy lifestyle.
  • As you get healthier, you become more sensitive to what will harm your body.

 

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Nov 24, 2017

In our last episode, Jenny Mire shared her insight on the mental health aspect of fitness and how it’s an everyday occurrence for most women. She shared the reasons why women tend to have anxiety around food, the effects of stress and anxiety on our metabolism, as well as provided some tips on how to improve your mental health.

Today, Jenny explains what emotional eating is and how it can adversely affect our overall health. She shares how emotional eating starts and why women are its usual victims. To combat this health issue, Jenny also offers advice on what we should do to help stop emotional eating even before it starts.

 

"When you're eating because you're physically hungry you know how much you've eaten, you know when you're full, and you know when to stop.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What exactly is emotional eating and why is it detrimental to our health
  • Why emotional eating is more common in women.
  • The signs of emotional eating
  • Is having eating issues a common denominator for a lot of women?
  • What happens when you recognize your food triggers?
  • The importance of having friends as a support system.
  • What she recommends to start addressing emotional eating.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Food as a reward is alright occasionally. When it's a regular occurrence or when you hide it, it becomes a problem.
  • Sometimes you totally will fail and it's okay. Don’t be too hard on yourself. So long as you get back on your track, you’ll be fine.
  • Once you identify your triggers, you turn the table on them.

 

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Nov 22, 2017

Jenny Mire is a certified personal trainer who offers online and in-person training services. She offers more than the usual how-to’s on exercising and diet as she also recognizes the importance of mental health, and identifying your own personal struggles on food addiction and emotional eating. Her expertise on mental health and wellness comes from her own experience knowing what it’s like to feel physically weak, unhealthy, and the anxiety and stress in between.

In this episode, Jenny shares her wisdom on mental health and its importance for overall fitness. She notes the struggles many women have when it comes to having a healthy relationship with food and explains what it’s like to fear food.

 

"If you learn how to do it the right way - and find something you love - you can change your life.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she started getting into fitness
  • The people who inspired her to strength train.
  • What made her want to help women understand mental health?
  • What is mental health in the context of fitness?
  • What it means to have anxiety around food.
  • The effects of stress and anxiety on your metabolism
  • Quick tips on how to improve your mental health.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You don’t have to start young when getting into fitness.
  • Fitness and health shouldn't be a punishment
  • Fitness can change your life in every aspect.

 

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Nov 20, 2017

Nicole D’Alonzo is a tech entrepreneur and the Founder of an audio-first yoga app called 19 Minute Yoga for iOS. Her app’s goal is to make yoga more accessible and provide easy to understand, voice guided instructions and classes that don’t require a local Wi-Fi connection. Aside from being an entrepreneur, Nicole is an experienced speaker and is a well-known a social media strategist for Fortune 500 brands.

In this episode, Nicole shares the wonders of her new yoga app. She talks about the moments in her life that led her to develop the app as well as what makes the app not just unique, but also better than most on the market. She also gives us reasons why yoga is something everyone should do and why it becomes a necessity the busier your life gets.

 

"When someone says they're not flexible enough to do yoga, it's like saying they're too dirty to take a shower.” Nicole D'Alonzo

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What got her started on her fitness and wellness journey?
  • The transformative effect of Yoga.
  • What her new app is all about.
  • What yoga can do for your body and performance.
  • How you can apply yoga principles to other areas of your life.
  • What drove her to create a Yoga app and how it’s different from other apps.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • When it comes to yoga, we can't think of it as this all or nothing thing because the body needs yoga in some form.
  • You don't have to practice for two hours, you can practice a few minutes several times a week and get the health and performance benefits you need.

 

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Nov 17, 2017

Keri Gans’ became a dietitian after she realized working in the fashion industry didn’t give her a sense of passion. She believed that looking good on the outside is nothing if you’re breaking down on the inside. Her philosophy in general nutrition is simple: she just doesn’t believe in good or bad foods. She does believe there are foods out there that can be better for you, and in foods that we should consume more of.

Keri’s belief is the principle behind her successful book The Small Change Diet where she challenges the all-or-nothing approach to current diet trends and tells her audience that there shouldn’t be any “shoulds” when it comes to being healthy. She believes there is a place for every food in a well-balanced diet, and deprivation is definitely not in her category.

Keri joins us today to discuss her concept of what a good diet really is, why she hates the term “cheat meals,” the importance of motivation, and what she normally tells people when they ask her for diet advice.

 

" With healthy eating, believe it or not, it also means not always eating healthy.” Keri Gans

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What interested her in pursuing a healthy lifestyle?
  • Why she thinks there shouldn't be any "shoulds" when it comes to diet and exercise.
  • The importance of how you feel when you do something good for your body.
  • Why Keri doesn't provide "meal plans" to clients.
  • The importance of building a healthy lifestyle gradually.
  • Why having a personal motivation is necessary to try to improve your health.
  • Her dietary recommendations for most people to get started.
  • Why Keri doesn't like the term "cheat meal"
  • What she tells people when they ask her if they should go on a specific diet.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's crazy to totally eliminate a certain food from your diet. What’s not crazy is having a normal relationship with food.
  • You can't outrun a bad diet, that's something that cannot happen.

 

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Nov 15, 2017

Dr. Lane Sebring is known as the Paleo Doctor. He is considered an expert in the ketogenic lifestyle, ketosis, anti-aging medicine, and personalized and holistic medical treatment. Dr. Sebring has been practicing medicine in Wimberley, Texas for over 18 years. He is the founding physician of the Sebring Clinic and the primary developer of the Paleo Pharmacy.

He is also known as the first physician to base his entire medical practice around the concept of the Paleo diet. He says he moved in the “Paleo” direction because he disapproves of the way industrial medicine was designed to “treat symptoms of the herd,” and not the causal-based problems of the individual.

Dr. Sebring joins me to share what the ketogenic diet can do for the human body, why he thinks the ketogenic diet complements the Paleo diet, and why being in ketosis is one of the best things you can do for your body.

 

"Ketones are a magnificent fuel that's far superior to anything you can find around you to eat.” Dr. Lane Sebring

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The link between osteoporosis, height, human health, and grains.
  • Can the Paleo diet reverse "permanent" diseases?
  • How long has the concept of the paleo diet been around?
  • How does Dr. Sebring define the ketogenic diet?
  • How does ketosis work?
  • Who are the "Hunter-Gatherers" and were they often in ketosis?
  • Why are ketones called the "Missing Piece to Paleo?"
  • What are exogenous ketones and what they can do for you?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Grains aren't really food for anything on the planet. Grains don't want to be eaten.
  • We aren't as healthy as we're supposed to be.
  • A calorie isn't simply "just a calorie," but it still counts.

 

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Nov 10, 2017

Robyn Openshaw is popularly known as the Green Smoothie Girl because of how she helped popularized the concept of green smoothies more than a decade ago. Robyn is an accomplished author of over 15 books, a former psychotherapist, a university professor, and a single mom to four children. She now strives to teach a lifestyle that isn’t just merely about having a healthy diet, but a lifestyle that allows you to become filled with positive energy and high vibrational frequencies.

The topic of vibrational frequencies may seem “woo-woo,” but Robyn is confident in the fundamentals of the research and how simple dietary changes can help prove this rather novel concept of health and wellness. In fact, four years after she learned what vibrational frequencies were all about, everything she learned in grad school and during her early practice were deficient.

Robyn joins me to discuss her new book, the concept of vibrational frequencies, what convinced her to believe in the concept, and quick and easy tips on how to increase your vibrational frequencies right now.

 

"A substance of a higher frequency can cause a substance of a lower frequency to increase.” - Robyn Openshaw

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What drove her to write her new book?
  • How to measure electromagnetic vibrational frequencies.
  • Assessing your food choices according to their vibrational frequencies.
  • How does detoxifying and vibrational frequencies relate to one another?
  • Foods high and low in vibrations.
  • How do you make a green smoothie last for more than a day?

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Greens are the highest vibration food available to us.
  • There are quantum reasons to drink green smoothies.
  • Green smoothies fit into any lifestyle.
  • As Einstein said, everything in life is vibration.

 

 

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Nov 8, 2017

Kate Geagan is an award-winning dietitian and nutritionist who has helped millions of people discover and love foods that promote a healthy lifestyle. She is the author of Go Green Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low-Carbon Footprint Diet, a book about eating a diet that not only promotes healthy weight loss, but also helps protect the planet. She also works with forward-thinking companies to empower eaters and build a more sustainable future.

Pioneer, changemaker, speaker, author, and mother; Kate Geagan plays so many roles in her life, it’s amazing how she manages to keep them all in balance. 

Kate joins us today to share her wisdom and experience when it comes to a healthy diet. She explains how a trip to Italy made her choose a career in nutrition, provides insight on the building blocks of every healthy diet, and shares tips on what to fill our cart with the next time we go buy groceries.

 

"The good news is you are not your genes because environment is activation.” Kate Geagan

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is genomics?
  • The original purpose of nutrition.
  • Aside from sustenance, how should we view food?
  • What does Kate say to people who think being on a diet means getting rid of everything that "tastes good"?
  • Her grocery shopping tips when choosing the right foods to eat.
  • Why whole foods are optimal for our body's functions.
  • Kate's five health principles to have a healthy lifestyle.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We want to feel confidence in what we are choosing to put in our bodies.
  • You should be eating your calories and drinking water, tea, and coffee.

 

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Nov 6, 2017

Adam Bornstein is probably the most “zen” guest we’ve ever had in the show. He’s the epitome of what being calm and chill is all about, but interestingly enough, he wasn’t like this when he got into fitness. Like many others, Adam’s first fitness experience is related to doing sports activities in school and he always had a fondness for basketball. Unfortunately, Adam incurred back injuries twice: The first one was treated poorly, and the other took a year and a half to treat.

Perhaps it was fate, but Adam says his second therapist was the one who urged him to get back into a fit lifestyle. He would endure physically demanding tasks, but he figured it was a lot better than just remaining injury prone and living a sedentary lifestyle forever. He has since had a curiosity for the human body, which is what made him who he is today.

Adam joins us to share his insight on what fitness really means. He talks about the current state of the fitness industry, and why many are joining and more are quitting. He also talks about the kind of successes we should look for in our fitness program and why it’s alright to not be in tip top shape all the time.

 

" It's not about the six pack abs or the big muscles. Those are a byproduct of doing things the right way.” Adam Bornstein

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Is there enough focus on developing a personalized way of fitness in the industry?
  • The psychological aspect of making an effective workout program.
  • How we should view our successes in terms of workout results.
  • Huge mindset shifts Adam has to work on with his clients.
  • Why the human body is not guaranteed to be in top shape all the time.
  • Why the successes you want to see may not be the ones you should be focusing on.
  • Why it's important to find a way to do things you find difficult or impossible to do.
  • His go-to desserts for indulgence

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There's nothing wrong with wanting to look better. The problem is, when those goals become the primary focus it becomes hard to stick to it.
  • If you keep in mind the type of people that you're trying to help, there's always going to be someone who wants to listen or read because you're not creating something that is hypothetical.

 

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