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Jul 12, 2018

Dr. Renee Matthews is passionate about educating others regarding asthma, a condition she personally suffers. She has appeared on numerous TV shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, WGN-TV’s People to People, and Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now. Additionally, she is a contributing author for Ebony Magazine, where she contributes to topics regarding asthma, health, and wellness. As an asthma sufferer, she passionately promotes asthma education by addressing concerns while supplying asthma sufferers with the tools, resources, and knowledge to achieve optimal health. For her efforts, she has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Friend of Mobile C.A.R.E. Award.

Today, Dr. Renee joins me to discuss what life is like for someone with asthma. She explains the difference between mild and severe asthma, their corresponding triggers, and how the condition impacts a person’s lifestyle. She also describes her fitness journey and how it helped her cope with her asthma condition.

 

You're really in a bad way if you can't walk to the bathroom without pain.” - Dr. Renee Matthews

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How her fitness journey started.
  • How does she cope with her severe asthma?
  • Is asthma inherited or something you develop?
  • How her asthma affected her life and career.
  • How asthma affects your quality of sleep.
  • Her fitness routine and how it impacted her life.  

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Some forms of asthma are mild, but other times it can be life-threatening, especially during allergic reactions.
  • When you have a track record of your progress, it could be a great baseline measuring tool.
  • It is not just how much you weigh or what clothes fit you, but what you feel.


Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Dr. Renee:

 

 

 

Take Back Control Over Your Health Journey!

 

If you’re ready to take control over your health, get the gift that keeps on giving by joining our NEW VIP FitFluential Membership program!


If you’re ready to dive deep into current wellness topics, gain access and ask questions to some of the leading experts and practitioners in the health industry, participate in exclusive live fitness trainings and receive delicious recipes that will help you reclaim your health while enjoying foods you love, head over to the FitFluential website to start your journey toward better health.

 

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Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the FitFluential Radio Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking.

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Jul 11, 2018

FFR098 How to Bounce Back When Life Tries to Run You Over. Real Emotional Healing Talk with Tasha Edwards

Tasha Edwards is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, author, motivational speaker, and one of FitFluential’s earliest ambassadors. She is the owner of Hip Healthy Chick, a website catered to her interests in dance, fitness, and holistic health. She has overcome one of the worst moments that could happen to a mother, and it is from that experience where she draws the strength to keep on living.

Today, Tasha joins me to share her story on what she defines as the worst period of her life and how she bounced back. She describes what it was like to tell everyone she was fine even though deep down she wasn’t. She discusses how she got over that terrible period, the people who helped her along the way, and how she was able to lift herself up. She also shares advice to those who feel like they’re stuck in life and desperate for answers.

 

"Change starts by always believing there's something waiting for you if you take the first step.” - Tasha Edwards

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her journey into health and fitness.
  • The worst thing that happened to her.
  • Why she wasn't asking for help during the worst point in her life.
  • When and how she turned her life around?
  • The importance of admitting you can't do everything yourself.
  • Her advice to those who want get their life back on track, but don't know how.
  • The people who helped get her life back.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The more you can put one foot in front of the other, the more you're moving in the right direction.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

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Optimize Your Hormones!

 

Are you ready to get fit, feel better and have more energy than ever before? Then take the first step in your fitness journey with Fitfluential’s new partner, BodHD!

 

Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

Take Back Control Over Your Health Journey!

 

If you’re ready to take control over your health, get the gift that keeps on giving by joining our NEW VIP FitFluential Membership program!


If you’re ready to dive deep into current wellness topics, gain access and ask questions to some of the leading experts and practitioners in the health industry, participate in exclusive live fitness trainings and receive delicious recipes that will help you reclaim your health while enjoying foods you love, head over to the FitFluential website to start your journey toward better health.

 

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Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the FitFluential Radio Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking.

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Jul 10, 2018

Pina is a naturopathic doctor who combines the latest scientific research with natural methods to help the body recover on its own. Her mission is to help her patients reach their best health potential through holistic and non-disruptive procedures, promoting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. She’s the author of The Little Book of Healthy Beauty where she shares her knowledge on how to be beautiful from the inside out.

Today, Pina talks about her definition of healthy beauty, the keys to health, longevity, and beauty, and why she says meditation is as important as your diet.

 

"It's super exciting just to see that empowerment; that they've taken care of themselves.” Pina LoGiudice

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is "healthy beauty"
  • The 6 master keys to health, longevity, and glowing beauty.
  • Why we have the ability to change our genes.
  • What is autophagy and how does it link to aging?
  • Tips on how to improve sleep and sleeping habits.
  • The benefits of starting and ending your day with meditation.
  • What are "AGEs" and how do they contribute to aging?
  • Tips on eliminating foods that harm your body.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You could be exercising like a lunatic but if you're not getting any sleep you're not going to be healthier.
  • It's not just what you eat but how you prepare your food that affects how you look.

 

Connect with Pina:

 

 

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Jul 9, 2018

 

FFR117 FASTER Way to Fat Loss, a Continuing Conversation with Amanda Tress

 

Amanda Tress is a digital marketing consultant, personal trainer, and the creator of The FASTer Way to Fat Loss program. For over a decade, she has helped thousands of people lose weight, improve their health and fitness, as well as overcome mindset challenges, myths, and misconceptions regarding weight loss and working out to achieve holistic health and wellness.

 

Amanda rejoins me on today’s episode to discuss the importance of understanding the difference between when your body is hungry vs. when your mind tells you that you’re hungry. She explains why eating more and working out less is a healthier alternative to losing weight, how her program helps thousands of people lose weight faster, and the importance of being strategic in your weight loss approach. She also shares why her program focuses more on nutrition and rest and less on working out as well as the effects of excessive cardio workouts without balancing your nutrition, strength training, and sleep.

 

“Calories in, calories out - as a philosophy, as a strategy - is no longer the answer.” - Amanda Tress

  

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • The difference between real hunger and “mind hunger.”
  • Understanding the difference between feeling dehydrated vs. hungry in the morning.
  • The concept behind The FASTer Way to Fat Loss program.
  • What to expect when starting the program.
  • The importance of eating more and working out less.
  • The effects of working out too much.
  • The importance of being strategic with your diet and exercise regime.
  • The program’s primary focus points.
  • The effects of excessive cardio workouts without strength training.

 

Sign Up Now for FASTer Way to Fat Loss

 

Resources Mentioned:

Key Takeaways:

 

  • Many men and women think that in order to lose weight, they must exercise more and eat less, where, in fact, that is not the case. That is not the answer.

 

Connect with Amanda Tress:

  

Optimize Your Hormones!

 

Are you ready to get fit, feel better and have more energy than ever before? Then take the first step in your fitness journey with Fitfluential’s new partner, BodHD!

 

Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

 

Take Back Control Over Your Health Journey!

 

If you’re ready to take control over your health, get the gift that keeps on giving by joining our NEW VIP FitFluential Membership program!


If you’re ready to dive deep into current wellness topics, gain access and ask questions to some of the leading experts and practitioners in the health industry, participate in exclusive live fitness trainings and receive delicious recipes that will help you reclaim your health while enjoying foods you love, head over to the FitFluential website to start your journey toward better health.

 

Rate, Review, Connect, Inspire

Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the FitFluential Radio Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking.

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Jul 8, 2018

Dr. Chad Larson is a certified clinical nutritionist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He practices integrative naturopathic medicine which largely treats patients based on conventional medicine strategies and tests, but the treatment is usually more on a holistic protocol.

Chad became passionate in fitness at a young age and even started training people when he was just 15 years old. When he was in college taking up medicine, he had a back injury which ended up being fixed by a chiropractor, a profession he didn’t know existed until that day. Unsurprisingly, Chad was amazed at how his pain was instantly relieved in just one session. He figured he wanted to use his own hands to fix people in a very short period of time so he ended up going to chiropractor school and became one himself.

Today, Chad gives his insight on leaky gut syndrome, what it’s about, what causes it, and shares why a simple headache can be caused by poor gut health.

 "I like to make as many educated connections between the recommendations I'm making and the symptoms they're experiencing.” Dr. Chad Larson

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Integrative medicine uses conventional medicine principles, but the treatment protocol is different.
  • Naturopathic medical schools are based on diet and nutrition.
  • Increased intestinal permeability or Leaky Gut s when things that don't normally get past your intestinal walls can now pass through easily into your circulation.
  • Leaky Gut can be a key gateway to inflammation and even autoimmunity.
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and other common over the counter medicine can cause leaky gut.
  • Stress can cause leaky gut through elevated cortisol levels.
  • Just four drinks of alcohol are enough to break down the gut barrier.
  • Dysbiosis or the imbalance of good and bad bacteria can also cause leaky gut.
  • People are often unaware of how important gut health is. Gastrointestinal function can have something to do with a person's headache or other diseases.
  • There is a wide collection of resources that indicate gluten as a toxic substance to some people.

Key Takeaways:

  • Everything in your body and your lifestyle is connected. Chronic illnesses are a sign that something's wrong with your body so listen to it.

 Connect with Dr. Chad Larson:

 Resources Mentioned:

 

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Jul 7, 2018

Lesley Seymour is an entrepreneur and a former editor-in-chief of More, Redbook, and Marie Claire magazines. After her career in the magazine industry, Lesley created a community-oriented website exclusive to women called the Covey Club. Covey Club’s goal is to bring women over forty together who want to live their second life through connections, various tools, and real and virtual meetups.

In this episode, Lesley helps us understand the problems older women encounter in the workplace. She explains why being forty is not supposed to be the end of your prime, why you need to have - what she calls - a “reinvention plan,” and why women should not be afraid to ask for help. She also shares how the Covey Club works, what awaits future members, and some of its current projects.

 

“If you were a worker like I was, you need to find out who you are again.” Lesley Seymour

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The problems older women face in a fast-paced and technology-driven world.
  • What is the Covey Club and what inspired her to create it?
  • How the Covey Club can enable older women to improve their lives.
  • Different projects and programs the Covey Club gives women access to.
  • Her experience when she got out of Corporate America.
  • Why older women have a difficult time finding their place in Corporate America.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There is such a taboo about growing old. There's still a stigma for older women to be in certain jobs and positions.
  • Women don't take help well since we're supposed to be the helpers, and that has to change.
  • Life is meant to be lived, not endured.

 

Connect with Lesley Seymour:

 

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Jul 6, 2018

Tina Muir is a pro runner and host of the Run to the Top podcast. She didn’t like running before and once shied away from any sort of running activity. When she did start running, she was initially embarrassed and ran in the dark. She mostly blogs about running but she also blogs about body image and shares it’s normal to have some sort of insecurity since even the most perfect of bodies are owned by people who have hidden struggles.

Today Tina will talk about her fitness journey and the reason she started her blogs especially on the topic of body image.

 

"Those airbrushed magazines aren't reality, but what is reality is what we are actually feeling even though only a few people will admit it.” Tina Muir

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Tina not only shares her running stories but also her struggles. She says sharing her struggles allow people to relate to her and somehow feel good that they’re not alone.
  • Talked a lot about weight and how she viewed herself. She insists that she's not perfect and those air-brushed magazines aren't reality.
  • We have different shapes and sizes but it's so hard not to compare yourself with other people especially since social media always shows us the best pictures of people who have flaws too.
  • People like to workout because they like to eat.
  • Started with not being able to exercise 6 minutes without stopping now she can do 15 minutes straight because she trained her body that way.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We all have a different approach to health and wellness. We need to stop segregating amongst ourselves.
  • Restricting yourself on food you want might make you feel down and overindulged since you're trying to fill a void.

 

Connect with Tina Muir:

 

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Jul 4, 2018

FFR097 Learn How to Deal with Binge Eating and Emotional Eating Successfully with Linda Ge

Linda Ge is a 21-year old entrepreneur, a certified health coach, and student. She is the owner of The Fitty, a place where she spreads her ideas and positive messages regarding nutrition, health, as well as her personal life. Having once had an eating disorder, Linda knows how to relate to those who have this condition and offers sound advice on how to overcome it.

Today, Linda joins me to bring awareness to eating disorders and how and why it is prevalent in teens and young adults. She discusses what an eating disorder is and shares her struggles of overcoming binge eating. She also provides tips and workable strategies on how to beat the disorder as well as how to understand those who have them.

 

"You do not have to be obese or overweight to have a food addiction.” - Linda Ge

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she became passionate about fitness.
  • College students and their fitness priorities.
  • Social media's influence on fitness awareness.
  • Why binge eating is a common problem for college students.
  • How she dealt with the consequences of binge eating.
  • How people reacted towards her binge eating disorder.
  • Her advice on how to help people who have an eating disorder.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you study health, you're prone to be healthy. If you don't study health, you're less prone to that.
  • It's what's on the inside that matters, but we're still a vain society which makes our outer appearances count just as much.
  • Nobody chooses to have an eating disorder.

 

Connect with Linda Ge:



Optimize Your Hormones!

 

Are you ready to get fit, feel better and have more energy than ever before? Then take the first step in your fitness journey with Fitfluential’s new partner, BodHD!

 

Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

Take Back Control Over Your Health Journey!

 

If you’re ready to take control over your health, get the gift that keeps on giving by joining our NEW VIP FitFluential Membership program!


If you’re ready to dive deep into current wellness topics, gain access and ask questions to some of the leading experts and practitioners in the health industry, participate in exclusive live fitness trainings and receive delicious recipes that will help you reclaim your health while enjoying foods you love, head over to the FitFluential website to start your journey toward better health.

 

Rate, Review, Connect, Inspire

Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the FitFluential Radio Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking.

Visit our website or subscribe on iTunes today!

 

Jul 3, 2018

In her 20s, Shannon Kaiser had everything a twenty-something could ask for. A steady job, an abundant source of income, a man who wanted to marry her, and lived in a flat that was better than what most her age can afford. Despite all the success, Shannon wasn't happy. Suffering with bouts of depression, struggling with an addiction to pain killers and a diagnosis of clinical depression, Shannon would often times find herself sobbing with sadness and frustration.

During one difficult bout of depression, Shannon believed her heard an inner voice say, “You have everything you need. Follow your heart.”  It was a pivotal moment. . Realizing she wasn’t being true to herself, she was with a man she didn’t want to marry, and had a job that drained the life out of her she radically changed her mindset, quit her day job and now, her life’s purpose is to help others feel alive, the same way she does today.

Today, Shannon inspires us with her journey, and what it truly means to follow your heart. Shannon explains why it’s important to visualize the future version of yourself and offers advice on using our fears to propel us to a higher plane.

 

"Recognizing we're not stuck is monumental in moving us forward.” Shannon Kaiser

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Your mindset is where happiness starts. You can free yourself by the power of your mind.
  • Stress reduction should be the long-term goal of every person regardless of whether they have a busy lifestyle or not.
  • Ask yourself what you can be thankful for instead of brooding over how hard your life is.
  • Think about what one steps you can take right now. It’s always the first step that gets you going farther.
  • The biggest fear would be what if you couldn't make money out of the thing you love. You have to condition yourself to believe in what's possible than be limited by the fear.
  • The chaos in your life can improve the way you live. Go and do what scares you.
  • Keep showing up for yourself and be the best version of yourself in the moment.
  • You got to break up with your issues. Ask yourself what is holding you back. Break up with that issue and cut it out of your system.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It is so incredibly exhausting to be someone you aren't.
  • Fear isn't always bad. You have to recognize it and give it attention. Ignoring fear can sabotage us from moving forward and keep us stuck if we ignore it.

 

Connect with Dr. Sylvia Tara:

 

 

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Jul 2, 2018

FFR096 How Calming Down and Scaling Back Transformed Jenn Baxter’s Health, and Her Life. Learn How Stripping Down Your Life Can Pay Off HUGE

 

Jenn Baxter is an accomplished author, speaker, blogger, and the founder of Live A F.A.S.T. Life. She has been published in numerous online and print publications and has appeared at countless events to speak on various topics including downsizing and minimalism, clean eating, healthy living, and spiritual health. She is a regular guest on NBC’s Morning Show Charlotte Today as well as appeared on HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living.

 

Jenn joins me today to share how calming and scaling back has transformed her health and life. She explains how downsizing and simplifying your life can help you reduce stress and anxiety as well as address emotional turmoil. She also shares her story on being diagnosed with Advanced Adrenal Fatigue, how it impacted her life, and how she chose to make the conscious decision to turn her health - and life - around by reducing stress and decluttering every area of her life.

 

“Simplifying doesn’t mean that you have to follow a specific formula. It just means that you’re getting rid of all the excess and getting down to what is really important.” - Jenn Baxter

 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

 

  • How her diagnosis of Advanced Adrenal Fatigue inspired her to start her health and fitness journey.
  • How she decided to find her own, unique path to improve her health.
  • Her experience with breathing techniques to address her health issues.
  • The strategies she found most helpful for improving her health.
  • What it means to have a F.A.S.T. life.
  • The “perfect storm” that contributed to her adrenal fatigue diagnosis and led her to become a minimalist.
  • How removing clutter helped her reduce stress and overcome emotional challenges.
  • How freeing yourself from clutter can impact your mental and emotional health.
  • The importance of self-awareness.
  • The importance of processing emotional trauma.
  • How emotional turmoil manifests and leads to mental and physical health concerns.
  • How facing emotional challenges impacts your resilience.

 

Jenn Baxter’s Advice to Declutter your Life:

 

  1. Actively visualize throwing away emotional baggage.
  2. Start with eating clean at least once or twice a week.
  3. Start with decluttering your closet.

 

Connect with Jenn Baxter:

 


Optimize Your Hormones!

 

Are you ready to get fit, feel better and have more energy than ever before? Then take the first step in your fitness journey with Fitfluential’s new partner, BodHD!

 

Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

Take Back Control Over Your Health Journey!

 

If you’re ready to take control over your health, get the gift that keeps on giving by joining our NEW VIP FitFluential Membership program!


If you’re ready to dive deep into current wellness topics, gain access and ask questions to some of the leading experts and practitioners in the health industry, participate in exclusive live fitness trainings and receive delicious recipes that will help you reclaim your health while enjoying foods you love, head over to the FitFluential website to start your journey toward better health.

 

Rate, Review, Connect, Inspire

Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the FitFluential Radio Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking.

Visit our website or subscribe on iTunes today!

 

Jul 1, 2018

 

FFR116 Dr Lane Sebring Hormones 101 Part 2

Dr. Lane Sebring specializes in natural anti-aging and regenerative medicine. His practice puts heavy emphasis towards lifestyle and dietary modifications that have produced positive results in his patients over the last 18 years. He advocates the Paleo Diet and how it’s the type of diet the human body was designed for, and thus, meant to live on.

In part 2 of our series, Dr. Lane Sebring continues to share his wisdom regarding hormonal problems and why traditional treatments do more harm than good to our hormones. He discusses how birth control pills can be harmful, why a vasectomy might be good for a man, and why typical blood-screening tests aren’t enough. He also explains why traditional doctors don’t use alternative treatments despite new research.

 

"Medicine perpetuates the business of medicine.” - Dr. Lane Sebring

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Is hormonal imbalance always after menopause?
  • The impact of birth control pills on your body and hormones.
  • When is a vasectomy good for a man's hormones?
  • What it’s like to have comprehensive blood work done.
  • Why "normal" levels in blood aren't really normal.
  • What you can expect from a life of taking too much medication.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • A common doctor's knowledge of hormones after residency is miniscule.

 

Connect with Dr. Lane Sebring:



Optimize Your Hormones!

 

Are you ready to get fit, feel better and have more energy than ever before? Then take the first step in your fitness journey with Fitfluential’s new partner, BodHD!

 

Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

Take Back Control Over Your Health Journey!

 

If you’re ready to take control over your health, get the gift that keeps on giving by joining our NEW VIP FitFluential Membership program!


If you’re ready to dive deep into current wellness topics, gain access and ask questions to some of the leading experts and practitioners in the health industry, participate in exclusive live fitness trainings and receive delicious recipes that will help you reclaim your health while enjoying foods you love, head over to the FitFluential website to start your journey toward better health.

 

Rate, Review, Connect, Inspire

Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the FitFluential Radio Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking.

Visit our website or subscribe on iTunes today!

 

Jun 30, 2018

 

FFR115 Dr Lane Sebring Hormones 101 Part 1

Dr. Lane Sebring has been practicing medicine for over 18 years. He specializes in primary care and anti-aging medicine that is rooted in nutrition and lifestyle changes. He advocates the Paleo Diet as well as alternative ways to heal the human body without the use of strong drugs or harmful antibiotics. He believes the human body wants to heal and conventional treatments are healing it in a way the body does not recognize.

In this episode, Dr. Lane Sebring shares his extensive knowledge and experience regarding hormonal treatments. He explains what hormones are, why he compares them to drugs, and discusses what happens when your body’s hormones are imbalanced and what you can do to treat them. He also explains bioidentical hormone therapy and why it’s different from steroids.

 

"Chronic diseases are 100% man made. None of that existed back when we were hunter-gatherers.” - Dr. Lane Sebring

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How impactful are hormones to our daily lives?
  • The common hormones that cause problems.
  • What happens when you're low on specific hormones?
  • The experts you should consult with when it comes to hormones.
  • What bioidenticals can do for your body.
  • His advice to those who are afraid of injectable hormones.
  • Why Hunter-Gatherers lived longer than we thought.
  • How hormones are passed through food.
  • The difference between steroids and bio-identical hormones.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Very few doctors know how to adjust the thyroid for their patients.
  • You never see a wild animal overweight. They eat and live according to how their bodies are designed to eat and live, unlike people today.
  • If we treat our body right, ageing should not be something to dread.

 

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Jun 29, 2018

Leah Segedie is what you would call a food activist. Her mission is all about making sure people are able to choose what’s good for them and for their children especially when it comes to GMOs and conventional farming. Before her food activism, she was like most Americans today: obese and on the verge of developing many diseases. She found motivation in her child but little did she know that her little weight loss journey would become a force to be reckoned in the form of a shift towards organic food products.

Today, Leah tells us her weight loss journey and her struggles along the way, what she did to make the journey seem shorter, and how she helped other women have not just a smaller number on the scale but also have a sense of empowerment they can use in their daily life.

 

“It doesn't matter who you are, you probably care how big your butt is.” Lea Segedie

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Leah was once a size 24 and she barely fit a theater seat and had to book for two in flights. What inspired her to be healthy was her first born. She asked herself “what future do I want for my son?” and her answer was health.
  • Small goals were easier to cope than large ones. Leah targeted and celebrated losing 5 pounds at a time than trying to go for big numbers all at once.
  • She spent a good time with Weight Watchers for a while until she finally got hold of the routine and went off on her own.
  • For exercise, she enjoyed Taebo the most since not only was it fun but she was able to learn self-defense which felt empowering.
  • Her focus for the people she helps is not just for weight loss but a total lifestyle change which is a transformation that lasts for long-term.
  • Her community involved a lot of expert pediatricians, fitness professionals, and nutritionists so the people involved got all the love and help they needed.
  • She conducted a 7-week boot camp which was basically a workshop that makes people choose healthier decisions which eventually leads to a lifestyle overhaul. The women collectively lost 3,500 pounds in weight after the program.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There is more power to be found in helping others than simply trying to fix yourself.
  • Nothing easy is worth doing.
  • The right kind of motivation is the kind that looks at the bigger picture instead of looking at the smaller pieces.

 

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Jun 29, 2018

Millions of people across the country deal with significant hormonal imbalances - many struggle with health issues without knowing or fully understanding the root cause of why they feel depleted, have rapidly gained a significant amount of weight, feel sluggish or have trouble sleeping. Many of you are already aware that I struggle with massive hormonal imbalances and the health-related issues involved with these imbalances.

 

On today’s episode, I’m sharing how my hormonal imbalances began manifesting themselves and the hormonal hell that I endured for many years before finally deciding to take control over my hormonal health. I’ll share the symptoms I initially began experiencing, the strategies I tried to correct my health issues before finding the right doctors, and the emotional and mental impact these imbalances have had on my life. I’ll also share how I finally learned what caused my hormonal imbalances and what I’m doing to help balance my hormones and enable me to look and feel healthy, happy, and truly satisfied with my health.

 

“Addressing your hormones and getting them adjusted, if needed, so you are in proper balance will change everything in your life.” - Kelly Olexa

 

In Today’s Segment of The Kelly O Show:

 

  • Why testosterone is important for both men and women.
  • How my hormonal imbalance symptoms began manifesting themselves.
  • Debunking the myths about aging.
  • How birth control pills can impact your hormonal health.
  • How body temperature changes may indicate hormonal imbalances.
  • Why sudden changes in your weight may indicate hormonal imbalances.
  • The importance of getting bloodwork to help you identify the imbalances in your hormones.
  • The impact that hormonal imbalances can have on your emotional and mental health.
  • How balancing your hormones can impact your romantic life and relationships.

 

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Jun 28, 2018

 Mindset, Yoga, Mental Health with Travis Eliot

If you’ve ever thought about trying yoga, or if you’ve tried it once in the past, then you’re probably aware of how intense a yoga class can be. Unfortunately, many men – and some women – often decide that yoga “isn’t for them” after only one or two classes, or worse, before trying it at all! Today’s guest, Travis Eliot, is a powerhouse yoga instructor. He is one of the most talked about experts in the yoga community and LA Yoga Magazine calls his style “dynamic, transforming, and full of heart.”

Travis’ classes are a perfect blend of physical demand and perfectly meditative. His signature class, Holistic Yoga Flow, is taught at numerous fitness centers throughout the Santa Monica and Los Angeles region.

Travis is the creator of The Ultimate Yogi, a 12-disc DVD yoga fitness program, the CEO of Inner Domain Media and has been featured in numerous fitness publications and media including Access Hollywood, Mantra Magazine, The Huffington Post, MSN, and many more. Additionally, he is an embassador for Manduka yoga mats and also frequently teaches yoga workshops nationally and internationally. His primary goal is to make yoga and fitness as accessible as possible to the growing yoga audience.

On today’s show, he shares his story on how he became interested in yoga, why he is so passionate about helping others get in shape – mentally and physically – and why he believes yoga isn’t just about fitness, it’s a holistic experience.

 

“Regardless of what situation you are in, learn there are ways to move through the ups & downs with steadiness, balance, and equanimity.” – Travis Eliot

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How Travis got started in yoga.
  • How helpful does he believe yoga and meditation are for young children?
  • What does “equanimity” mean to him?
  • What is the difference between achievement and fulfillment?
  • Why he believes yoga and meditation practices teach you to look beyond external circumstances and how to maintain balance within.
  • What is “power yoga?”

 

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Key Takeaways:

  • If you don’t like yoga, don’t give up. The key is finding the style and teacher that you can resonate and connect with.
  • Yoga is more than just fitness. You will notice it’s effects not only in your body, but also in your mind and in other areas of your life.

 

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Jun 27, 2018

KatyRose Nogales is an athlete who likes to constantly challenge herself and others as a form of accountability and motivation. She writes about her fitness journey to show all of her readers that in being fit and strong, there are no magic pills or quick fitness programs; only discipline and dedication. A proud FitFluential Ambassador, KatyRose contributes to FitFluential through blogs that keep the audience inspired in their journey towards their fitness goals.

On today’s episode, KatyRose shares her thoughts on moms who want to find their fitness but can’t seem to find the right motivation and time for it. She explains how you can become fit even without a gym membership or equipment, why it’s important to have accountability, and why self-love should always be a priority. She also describes her fitness routine as well as shares tips for beginners who want to jumpstart their fitness journey.

 

“Keep fitness simple. Just do something, and if you mess up, start over the next day." - KatyRose Nogales

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she became interested in fitness.
  • Are kids today still physically active?
  • Why do women who have kids stop prioritizing themselves?
  • Her advice to moms who think they don't have time for fitness.
  • What's her fitness routine like?
  • The importance of having the right mindset first thing in the morning.
  • What it means to have accountability in your fitness.
  • Her "baby steps" tips for moms.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Start small and be your own fitness trainer.
  • Set a goal. Start something and write about it.

 

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Jun 23, 2018

He may not like the term, but most people describe Jay Cardiello as a celebrity trainer. His career started when he got into a sports-related accident involving a long jump and his tailbone. When he was confined for recovery for over a year, he had an epiphany and he realized how much more he can give to the world instead of thinking how much he can get from the world. He wrote a letter to every known sports coach at the time, willing to learn their ways and gain experience. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers eventually asked him to be an apprentice and spent 10 years coaching professional and athletics.

After his coaching stint, he got asked to work for several magazines as an editor and even had a TV show called “My Diet Is Better Than Yours." He create his own company called “Off The Scale”, a health program focused towards the prevention and reversal of chronic illnesses. He says he is most proud of diving deep into behavioral modification as a way to transition into a healthy lifestyle.

Today, Jay shares his opinions on diets and why he thinks they don’t work, why he believes behavioral changes are better than any diet or workout program, and he explains why he thinks people have made health and fitness complicated despite being a simple idea.

 

" I have the no-diet plan; food is a habit not the root cause.” Jay Cardiello

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Workouts are easy, but it's the things you do outside the gym that matters. You have to get the nasty habits broken or you'll have problems later.
  • People are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
  • Programs are good when you pass the obstacles and become successful with them, but there needs to be education about food and lifestyle.
  • People in the fitness industry think we can change our whole life in 30 days. That's not true.
  • You're the author of your life, make sure you lived because each breath could be your last.
  • Know what you want and why you want it and find a way to do on a daily basis to achieve that.
  • Health and fitness is pretty simple, but people made it complicated so people would seem educated. The industry has made it complicated that it’s now sexy.
  • Meditation is when you shut the lights off in your mind the way you prepare your body and mind before you sleep.
  • Your greatest strengths are within arms' length.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We all live right before we're about to die. Never give yourself the opportunity to ask “what if?”
  • There's no lock that has the same combination. Everyone is different. A healthy lifestyle is not a one-size fits all approach.
  • The mindsets are not: "I have to be the best out there," but instead: "I have to give the most out there."

 

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Jun 22, 2018

Tom Terwilliger is equal parts athlete, entrepreneur, and motivator. He got interested in fitness as early as when he was eight years old. He took up martial arts classes and became one of Bruce Lee’s first American fans. In his early teens, he had what you call the “Bruce Lee” physique: He was skinny but quite lean.

He sought inspiration from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and ended up falling in love with lifting weights and challenging his body’s limits with them. He went on to win Mr. America, and his career only got better as he would live the rest of his life motivating people to become better versions of themselves no matter how old they are.

Today, Tom talks about how he got himself motivated to be fit, what makes a good mindset, his concept of “body rapport,” and why he says you can still look your best in your 50s and beyond.

 

"Once you fall in love with fitness, its effects, and how it makes you feel you never really lose it.” Tom Terwilliger

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why is pain a better motivator than pleasure?
  • The motivation for people in their 40s and 50s is different from the motivation of younger people.
  • How can people in corporate America, particularly those in their late years, get fit?
  • What is "body rapport"?
  • The resistance he gets when he teaches people how important fitness is, and why it’s not just about aesthetics.
  • Why Tom says he looks his best at 55.
  • Why most think getting fit is like going to another planet.

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You are going to age, and you are going to progress in life anyway. Why not choose to empower yourself?
  • Find your compelling why, attach that to being fit.

 

 

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Jun 21, 2018

 

"Sugar is inflammation and inflammation is the stem of all diseases.” Maria Emmerich

 

 

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Jun 20, 2018

FFR094 Stop the Negative Self-Talk. How Changing the Way We View Ourselves Can Change Our Bodies and Also Our LIVES. Fit Bottomed Girls REAL TALK with Jennipher Walters and Kristin Seymour of Fit Bottomed Girls

Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour are the owners of Fit Bottomed Girls, a body positive company that strives to let both men and women know they are more than what the number on the scale says about them. Jennipher is an ACE-certified personal trainer and health coach and has written numerous online publications, championing self-love and positive thinking. Kristen is a triathlete, a USAT Level 1 triathlon coach, and a certified TRX instructor. Both women were named as one of The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatist in 2016 and 2017.

On today’s episode, Jenn and Kristen share their experience growing up as women with insecurities about their weight and how they used their struggles to empower themselves. They describe how their life was like before they found their fitness, the moments in their life that inspired them to change, and how they eventually founded their company. They also provide advice to those who are uncomfortable in their own skin and why the weight scale shouldn’t make up a large part of your life.

 

“It's okay to not be happy when you can't button your pants, but it doesn't change your value as a person." - Jennipher Walters

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What made them pursue a fitness lifestyle?
  • How they changed their lives for the better.
  • How they plan on helping women embrace their own bodies.
  • The line between healthy eating and an eating disorder.
  • What should we feed ourselves emotionally every day?
  • Their thoughts on weighing yourself.
  • Their advice to those struggling with self-love and insecurities.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The number on the scale should not impact how you live your life.
  • We have a responsibility to pay attention to how we're raising our kids.
  • Don't cover yourself in shame. Don't struggle with your own body alone.
  • Fitness should not be a struggle, but an interesting journey.

 

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Jun 19, 2018

On today’s episode, our host Kelly has an interesting chat with health, wellness, and fitness legend Fred DeVito. Fred is a member of the founding team at Exhale Mind Body Spas, Executive Vice President of Mind Body Training, and he cofounded, co-developed, trains and develops Exhale’ proprietary Core Fusion, Core Fusion Yoga, Core Fusion Sport, and Core Fusion Cardio classes. In addition, he leads several national retreats and workshops each year to discuss various important topics within the health, wellness, and fitness industry.

Before he started at Exhale, he worked as a public school physical education teacher, coach, and personal trainer. Today, he shares his insight, wisdom, and experience throughout his personal and professional journey and explains why he strongly believes in yoga and barre exercises and workouts.

 

“No one has ever died from a flabby butt, but people have died from stress.” – Fred DeVito

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Fred’s history and why he is so passionate about health, fitness, and wellness.
  • How he got started at a very young age testing the barre training methods, how he became hooked, and why.
  • Who is Exhale Mind Body Spa and what they do to help people achieve healthy results.
  • What are Barre workouts?
  • How barre workouts impact longevity and balance in your overall life
  • Why Fred believes if you avoid challenging things, and only do things that are easy, you’re not on the right path for change.
  • By just working on the barre positions – at any stage – you will begin seeing rapid results.
  • Barr exercises work on a variety of whole-body health and fitness components – anti-aging components, muscle and range of motion components, muscle density, metabolic and calorie burning components, and stress reduction components.
  • Why Fred believes it is critical that people look at “the big picture” of their life.

 

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Key Takeaway:

You have to have a lighthearted and long-term mindset.

 

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Jun 18, 2018

Valerie Waters is a personal trainer in Hollywood and has been sculpting celebrity bodies for over 20 years. She started getting into fitness when she was still in high school and trained for track & field. She fell in love with strength training as she found weight lifting as a form of stress relief, which she said really helped when she was stressed over high school issues.

Her first job was as a gym membership sales agent, but she barely got anything out of it. It wasn’t until she got hired as a personal trainer did her career start to flourish. Even though her experience mostly came from working with people for thousands of hours, she was known to get people into shape. She would eventually land a gig with Cindy Crawford, the first of her long list of celebrity clients.

Today, Valerie shares with us how she got to where she is right now, the difference between celebrities and average clients, her thoughts on how to motivate people to achieve their goals, and why she thinks it’s okay to not be as hardcore as most people are.

 

"All of us can change, it just depends on what your level of commitment is.” Valerie Waters

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Celebrities are like us except they get more motivated when they get a movie offer.
  • She figures out the strategy for busy people. Even if people were pressed with time, so long as the motivation is there it will work.
  • People have to be taught the lifestyle. Food is to be enjoyed and it's okay to be not so hardcore. You just have to be alright with only having a certain level of fitness versus what you could have if you raised it up a notch or two.
  • To get to the next level, doing more of the same thing won't work. You got to take it up a notch.
  • Raise your standards, especially in clean eating. Don't fall off because of M&Ms. It’s alright to get cravings, but you have to fill yourself with clean food as much as possible. So even if you fall from your goals, you won't fall far.
  • Planning your meals can be a great deterrent to snacking. Don't leave your nutrition to chance.
  • Excessive cardio makes them so hungry and ends up ruining their diet.
  • The more you eat clean food the harder it is to eat junk.
  • The body adjusts to new habits and ends up preferring it. It becomes your new standard.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The difference between who gets results and someone who doesn't is the person who's willing to do the work even when they don't feel like it.
  • We change our lives through changing our bodies and it starts with fitness.

 

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Jun 16, 2018

Shelley Hopper is a content creator, copywriter, social media guru, influencer, and a full-time mom among many other things. She is currently the Digital Media Manager of FIT4MOM, the world’s largest fitness program for new mothers that offers prenatal and postnatal fitness classes across the United States. Shelley found her passion for health and fitness eight months after she gave birth - berating herself for not looking like the kind of person she feels like. She has since embarked on a quest to be healthy and fit the while helping other struggling mothers.

In this episode, Shelley describes her fitness journey as well as the story of how she knew it was her passion. She shares incredible stories about the challenges she faced with her body as well as the many forms of treatments she tried. She also shares insight regarding traditional medicine and why people should not be afraid to take a few pills to improve their health.

 

“If you broke your arm and you went to the doctor, they would put a cast on it. You have to look at the brain as the same thing.” Shelley Hopper

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Shelley's fitness journey.
  • What inspired her to chase a healthy lifestyle?
  • How can fitness benefit those with postpartum depression?
  • How anxiety can physically manifest itself.
  • Why you should follow your gut when it comes to your health.
  • Her personal struggles with her body and how she dealt with them.
  • The types of therapy she's uses and her recommendations.
  • Her experience with endometriosis.  

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Don't be ashamed to go to therapy. There is no shame in taking medicine.
  • There's no shame in being a woman and wanting to look fantastic and to have your body back.
  • When you have happiness and joy in your life, you're going to be making a better impact on the world.

 

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Jun 15, 2018

On today’s episode, Kelly chats with nationally recognized celebrity fitness and nutrition expert Obi Obadike – debunking myths and misconceptions around health and fitness supplements, dieting and carbs, working out, and staying motivated in your fitness program.

Obi is a current television co-host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated health and lifestyle series, Lifestyle Magazine, which airs on numerous television networks such as TBH, The Hope Channel, and The Family Channel – among many others. Additionally, in 2015, he was the co-host and co-judge of the fitness and reality competition show called Sweat, Inc. on SpikeTV.

Obi is named as one of the most published fitness experts in the industry over the last 8 years, having published over 100 fitness and nutrition articles. He has been featured on countless mainstream magazine covers such as Women’s Health, Shape Magazine, Muscle & Performance, Men’s Fitness, and many more. Obi has worked with countless celebrities to help them get back into shape, feeling energetic, motivated, and confident through his techniques, including actor Morris Chestnut.

 

“Good health and fitness doesn’t happen overnight.” – Obi Obadike

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Who is Obi Obadike and how did he find his passion for fitness and health?
  • The misleading information and misconceptions surrounding supplement usage.
  • The reduction of interest in bodybuilding competitions in mainstream audiences.
  • Why Obi decided to disassociate himself from the “unnatural” bodybuilding industry and focus on mainstream/natural approaches instead?
  • Why he is so passionate about building muscle naturally.
  • The new book he is co-authoring with Morris Chestnut and the story behind it.
  • Why he hates the word “diet.”
  • Why the nutrition program outlined in the book doesn’t restrict macronutrients.
  • His take on carb and fat restrictions in your diet vs portion control.
  • Why he believes you can eat healthy 4-5 days per week, “cheat” once on Saturday and once on Sunday, and still lose weight.
  • How he handles people that say “It’s easier for celebrities to see results.”
  • How he stays motivated to stay in shape.

 

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Key Takeaway:

There’s not a supplement out there that can get you ripped by itself. Supplements are meant to assist what you are already doing.

 

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Jun 14, 2018

Our incredibly inspiring guest today is Malik Yoba. Malik is a successful actor, musician, educator, inspirational speaker, author, director, producer, activist, and entrepreneur. Since his younger years, Malik has strongly believed that he has a social and personal responsibility to helping others. This belief has lead him through a life of volunteerism, community activism, service, and entrepreneurship.

In 2013, Malik co-founded Iconic32 – a marketing firm specializing in content strategy, business development strategy and branding, and experiential marketing. He has been recognized or worked with numerous familiar faces and organizations including former president Bill Clinton, the United States Congress, the mayor of New York City, the NYPD, Unicef, McDonald’s Black Achievers, Hail House, and many others. Malik has been accredited in over 30 movies including Blue in the Face, Cool Runnings, and SoulFood, is a veteran of 13 cable network television shows including Alphas, and is currently working on the ABC series Designated Survivor.

 

“You have to look at the beginning so you can understand the DNA that has built the space you find yourself in.” – Malik Yoba

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • What sparked his interest in the health, fitness, and wellness sector.
  • Is working out for him a means of enjoyment or a “means to an end?”
  • How does he mix up his workout routine?
  • What has been his experience in spinning classes and how does he believe it differs from SoulCycling.
  • What does he do to find healthy food alternatives while on the location of a movie or television set?
  • How he feels about his health and fitness level now, and in the future, compared to how he felt when he was 30 years old?
  • Why he’s so passionate about introspection and self-examination.

 

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Key Takeaway:

  • If you feel like you were at your bet when you were younger – there’s something wrong.
  • Introspection and self-examination are just as important as eating well, sleeping, exercising, managing finances, praying and spiritual growth.

 

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