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Dec 26, 2016

Kyle Loren Kingsbury is a retired American professional mixed martial artist. A professional competitor from 2006-2014, Kingsbury also formerly competed for King of the Cage and was a cast member of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.

In this conversation, we get into his experience with plant medicine, movement practice and self-development. 

Dec 19, 2016

Soon thereafter in 2008, he launched his first podcast Underground Wellness Radio, on which he interviewed authors and experts in the alternative health space. The program ran for 7 years with over 10 million downloads and 348 episodes about all things real food and functional medicine with a sprinkle of personal development on the side.

During his seven years with Underground Wellness (UW), Sean penned his still-popular Dark Side of Fat Loss ebook, started the JERF (Just Eat Real Food) movement, and hosted seven online summit events, including The Thyroid Sessions, Digestion Sessions, and The Depression Sessions.

In late 2015, Sean walked away from his thriving UW brand to create a new movement in the world of personal development and the science of mind. The nerd in him couldn’t stop wondering what makes people do what they do and not do the things they really want to do.

Learn more about Sean at http://seancroxton.com/

 

Jim Carrey intro, credit to Absolute Motivation.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpmZQGTZXn9xd4nN59pbIWQ

Dec 12, 2016

Background

I used to be known as JackAss from my days at elitefts.com, or Smelly from the feature film documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster." I am now the strongest strength coach in the world (maybe someone can dispute this fact, but I don't know who). I'm a husband, a father of two, an editor for Power Magazine (www.ThePowerMagazine.com), an inventor of the Sling Shot (www.HowMuchYaBench.net) and the owner of "The Strongest Gym In The West," Super Training, in Sacramento, CA. It was voted by Men's Health as one of the top 30 gyms in the country. I coach a team of 20 highly competitive powerlifters. We work hard, but we have tons of fun. The fun and intensity of the gym can be seen on our website, www.SuperTraining.Tv. I have also established the wildly popular "Power Project Q and A," which now has over 2 million views. You can check that out at www.YouTube.com/SuperTraining06.

I am a World and American record holding pro powerlifter. I've squatted 1,080 lbs, benched 854 lbs, and deadlifted 766 lbs. My 2,628 lb total is the highest in California history. I'm currently ranked in the top 10 of all-time at 275 and 308.

Dec 5, 2016

Hello Kombucha aficionados!

Hannah Crum The Kombucha Mamma of Kombucha Kamp_1.5x2

Welcome to Kombucha Kamp –
your home for Kombucha brewing tips, advice, recipes and more!

Hannah Crum, The Kombucha Mamma, pours a kombucha brew into a pitcher at Leaf OrganicsKombucha Kamp’s mission is to “change the world, one gut at a time” by educating and empowering everyone to ferment food and drink safely at home, just as we have throughout human history. Research continues to prove that all living things are truly “Bacteria Powered,” and humans need all the good bacteria we can get! I’m Hannah Crum, affectionately dubbed “The Kombucha Mamma,” and since 2004 I have been brewing Kombucha and educating others about how easy it is to make this delicious and healthy “longevity elixir.” What began as a love of lip-puckering brew, this enjoyable process has evolved into my passion and lifestyle. From homebrew hobbiest, to educator, to Master Brewer, Kombucha Kamp has grown organically as my experience has deepened. At Kombucha Kamp, we are committed to providing the most accurate and up-to-date information to Kombucha lovers and homebrewers at any stage in their experience

https://www.kombuchakamp.com

Nov 29, 2016

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.

Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.

For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher, regularly addressing health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America.

Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; an Honorary Degree (Law) from the University of Northern British Columbia; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University; and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.

http://drgabormate.com/

Nov 21, 2016

While my expertise is in the pharmaceutical world, I explore the various scientific, nutritional, and pharmacological ins and outs of optimal health. My training includes 4 years in plant biology, bachelor in nutritional science and food science, doctorate in pharmacy, and Crossfit Nutrition Certified by Robb Wolf (and Nicki Violetti). Like Orwell discovered, writing can fuse together favorite purposes. In this case, it melds medicine, music and MAXIMUM VITALITY.

Check out Grace's amazing seminar in Berkley this coming December! https://thegutinstitute.com/rock-your-microbiome-and-practice?campaign=warm-leads

 

 

Nov 14, 2016

ABOUT TODD HARGROVE

I'm an author, blogger, Feldenkrais Practitioner and Rolfer. I used to be an attorney.

I write and speak about emerging science that is relevant to manual and movement therapists, such as bodyworkers, physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, yoga instructors, athletic coaches, etc. 

Most of the positive feedback I receive about my writing is that it synthesizes ideas from different fields and makes complex material easy to understand and apply. 

My Book

In 2014 I published a book called A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain. It has sold more than 7,000 copies, been translated into two languages, and has received acclaim from physical therapy professors, trainers for professional sports teams, neuroscientists, and researchers in pain and biomechanics. To learn more about the book click here.

Learn More at http://www.bettermovement.org/

Nov 7, 2016

Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.

Nora is an experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator, widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts, online summits, television and film. Her own popular podcasts are widely listened to on iTunes and are available for free download. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon as both a Board-Certified nutritional consultant and a Board-Certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist. She is currently working on her next upcoming book, to be published by Simon & Schuster (Atria) in December of 2016/January 2017.

http://www.primalbody-primalmind.com/

Nov 1, 2016

Shawn Stevenson is a nutritionist, best-selling author and hosts a #1 ranked podcast called the Model Health Show and has an inspiring story of moving himself out of dis-ease and into health. Diagnosed with degenerative disk disease at the age of 20, his uninformed doctors had no idea how to facilitate his healing. Shawn stepped up to the challenge and sorted out his health and is now teaching around the globe how people can do the same!

 

Learn more about Shawn at http://theshawnstevensonmodel.com/

Oct 24, 2016

Elle Russ is a writer, actor, and life coach. She is a popular host of The Primal Blueprint Podcast, a top-20 ranked show in the Health category on iTunes. She interviews an assortment of guests including health experts, best-selling authors, athletes, and celebrities.

 

Learn more about Elle at http://www.elleruss.com/

Oct 17, 2016

"There's nothing new under the sun, it's how you put it together," says Steve Maxwell.

Recognized as one of today's most creative strength and conditioning coaches, his talent for constructing fresh, well rounded, and effective mixed-modality workouts is legendary.

Steve has a long history of competitive grappling. He wrestled competitively through high school and college, and then in the US Army. He now holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His BJJ competition record includes several Pan American and World Championship gold medals.

Steve is also known as the American Master of the Russian Kettlebell. Steve founded Maxercise Sports/Fitness, in Philadelphia PA, the first gym in the U.S. to offer scheduled kettlebell classes.

Steve's development of Joint Mobility workouts for dynamic mobility is the latest example of how he integrates multiple disciplines and techniques, producing an effective and accessible system for retaining, or regaining, range of motion.

Steve is highly in demand for Strength & Conditioning, Joint Mobility, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminars. He has worked with various US Government agencies, including DEA, Secret Service, and FBI as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies throughout the country. He has also been published and featured in books and magazines including: Mens Health, Muscle Media, Hard Style, The Russian Kettlebell Challenge, and The Naked Warrior.

Learn more at http://www.maxwellsc.com/

Oct 11, 2016

I'm Christopher Kelly, and I figured out the solution the hard way so you don't have to...

I love cycling – training, competing, the whole thing. I love the buzz a great workout session gives me...

But with hindsight, I realize I've spent most of my life feeling like crap.

Sure, I was fast, but the biomarkers spelled impending doom. I struggled with insomnia, fatigue, brain fog... my libido plummeted and my recovery times took a nose-dive. I wanted to train well, but I also wanted to enjoy the rest of my life!

So I transitioned to a Paleo-type diet, reading a book a week on the subject for a year – but that was only half the solution...

The other half came through experimenting with and perfecting a system of functional medicine – I became my own guinea pig!

Now, my body’s back in balance – my symptoms have disappeared, my diet’s right for me, and my family life is as enjoyable as my training.

 

Learn more about Chris at http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/

Oct 3, 2016

Tom studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies with European schools of osteopathy.

An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. He is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI). A certified Touch-in-Parenting instructor, Tom retains a strong interest in perinatal issues relating to movement.

Tom lives, writes and sails on the coast of Maine with his partner, Quan.

https://www.anatomytrains.com/

Sep 27, 2016

Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is the blogger behind the award-winning blog  www.ThePaleoMom.com, cohost of the top-rated and syndicated  The Paleo View podcast, and New York Times Bestselling author of The Paleo Approach and The Paleo Approach Cookbook.

Sarah started her academic career in physics, earning an Honors Bachelor of Science with Distinction from the University of Victoria, Canada in 1999.  Her honors thesis work was in radiation therapy for prostate cancer, which prompted her to look for medical research applications in graduate school .  

Learn more at http://www.thepaleomom.com/

 

 

Sep 19, 2016

Tony Gentilcore is one of the co-founders of Cressey Sports Performance, which really should have been called "Cressilcore Sports Performance" because that sounds like an awesome castle where a wizard lives (and plays sports).

He's no longer coaching there, but his legacy remains. Tony's Techno Tuesdays will live on forever.

When he’s not picking things up and putting them down, he trains top-level athletes and clients in Boston, MA, contributes to the top fitness magazines and websites around, and sets up a camera in his garage to record his lightsaber skills.

He lives in Boston. With his wife, Lisa.

 

Learn more about his work at tonygentilcore.com

 

 

Sep 12, 2016

David Epstein writes about the developing science around sport -- from performance-enhancing drugs to the lucky genetics that separate a professional athlete from a duffer. A science writer and longtime contributor to Sports Illustrated, he's helped break stories on steroids in baseball, fraudulently marketed health remedies, and big-money irregularities in "amateur" college football. In 2007, inspired by the death of a childhood friend, he wrote a moving exploration of the most common cause of sudden death in young athletes, a hard-to-diagnose heart irregularity known as HCM.

Now an investigative reporter at ProPublica, Epstein is the author of The Sports Gene, a book that explores the complex factors that make up a championship athlete. Is there such a thing as natural greatness, or can even extreme skills -- like the freaky-fast reaction of a hockey great -- be learned? Conversely, is the desire and will to master extreme skills something you're born with?

Learn more about his fantastic work at http://thesportsgene.com/

Sep 5, 2016

Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She is the author of eleven books and more than two hundred research articles written for general and academic readers on mindfulness for over 35 years. Her best-selling books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Her most recent book, the Wiley Mindfulness Handbook, is an anthology on mindfulness in which leading researchers integrate work derived from her western scientific theoretical base of mindfulness with research on eastern derived forms of meditation. It will be published in early 2014.

Learn more about Ellen's work at http://www.ellenlanger.com/

Intro to podcast is an old Richard Alpert video sound bite. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P3TrGCMHNU

 

 

Aug 29, 2016

Mike Boyle is known internationally for his pioneering work in the field of Strength & Conditioning and is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for Sports Performance Training. He has made his mark on the industry over the past 30 years with an impressive following of professional athletes, from the US Women’s Olympic teams in Soccer and Ice Hockey to the Boston Bruins, Boston Breakers, New England Revolution, and most recently the Boston Red Sox. His client list over the years reads like a Who’s Who of athletic success in New England and across the country including legendary Boston names such as Nomar Garciaparra, Cam Neely, and Ray Bourque. In 2012, Michael was selected to become part of the Boston Red Sox coaching staff, acting as a strength and conditioning consultant for the team.

Aug 22, 2016

Chris Guillebeau is a best-selling author, traveler and general badass. His Philosophy borrow from his website will give a you a sense of the our conversation.

PHILOSOPHY

The essence of my philosophy is this:

  1. You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect
  2. You can do good things for yourself and help other people at the same time
  3. If you don’t decide for yourself what you want to get out of life, someone else will end up deciding for you
  4. There is usually more than one way to accomplish something

In short, I’m interested in the convergence between highly personal goals and service to others.

Learn more about Chris at chrisguillebeau.com/

Enjoy the intro song at end of podcast. Youtube link included below...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1pB4rCz3dQ

Aug 15, 2016

The C.H.E.K Institute’s approach to functional exercise and optimal health was developed by the founder, Paul Chek and is based on his 30 years of clinical practice working with clients from all walks of life, as well as his diverse educational background as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Neuromuscular and Sports Massage Therapist. Paul’s methods are truly holistic, viewing the body as a system of systems – a fully integrated unit where physical, hormonal, mental, emotional and spiritual components must be considered.

Learn more at http://chekinstitute.com/

Aug 8, 2016

When there is a need to be comfortable, confident, and effective in every room;  Susan RoAne provides the tools and techniques that create the connections and collaboration that build business relationships. Susan RoAne, The Mingling Maven® is the leading international authority and original expert on How to Work a Room®. Her best-selling books, popular interactive presentations and media interviews help people, companies and organizations successfully develop, build and manage client relationships that increase business growth. In this conversation, we get into all that and more!

Learn more about Susan at http://www.susanroane.com/

 

Aug 1, 2016

Dan John has been teaching and coaching for well over thirty years. He is the former Strength Coach and Head Track and Field Coach at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah. He remains a full-time online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri and contributing writer to Men’s Health. Originally from South San Francisco, Dan came to Utah to throw the discus for Utah State University and recently returned “home” after 35 years away. 

We break down strength secrets, successful philosophies and  

Learn more about Dan at http://danjohn.net/

Jul 25, 2016

Jaiya is an internationally recognized, award-winning sexologist, author of Red Hot Touch, and the founder of New World Sex Education; a company dedicated to using “real” sex education to help men and women get the sex lives they desire.

You may have seen Jaiya on Ricki Lake, The Doctors, Good Morning America, Nightline, The Anderson Show, The Tyra Banks Show, TLC, CNN or Playboy TV. She’s even shared the stage with self-help guru Tony Robbins. Jaiya is a unique mix of Dr. Ruth, Lady Gaga and a Yogi; through her dynamic teachings she’s helping women and men reach their full erotic potential.

Learn more at http://missjaiya.com/

Jul 18, 2016

Timothy Olson is the two-time winner and record holder of Western States 100 Mile race, with numerous other ultra-running wins. He is the star of the Discover Channel series American Tarzan and enjoys long runs up mountains, challenging his body, mind and spirit.

We discuss his rocky past with drug use, how he converted his life into great success and how he did it. Some of which were edited out in case you notice some curious transitions. 

Learn more about Tim at http://www.timothyallenolson.com/

Jul 11, 2016

Timothy David Noakes (born 1949) is a South African scientist, and an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He is also a member of the National Research Foundation of South Africa, who list him as one of their highest rated members.[1] He has run more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons,[2] and is the author of several books on exercise and diet. He is known for his support of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet, as set out in his book The Real Meal Revolution.

This conversation we dive in the central governor theory, water consumption, fat consumption and all sorts of interesting existential subjects.

Learn more about Dr. Noakes at http://www.thenoakesfoundation.org/

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