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Align Podcast

Welcome to the Align Podcast, hosted by me, Aaron Alexander. This is a place where we focus on optimizing your mind, body, and movement through exploring unconventional approaches and unique viewpoints on all things health, wellness, and life. I'm joined by top wellness experts and world-renowned thought-leaders, including Byron Katie, Bruce Lipton, Aubrey Marcus, Jim Kwik, Marriane Williamson, Ben Greenfield, Robb Wolf, Shawn Stevenson, Abel James, Mark Sisson, Wim Hof, James Clear, Zach Bush, Gabby Reece, and many more. Get ready for deep conversations that open you up to new perspectives and ways of life that will ultimately take your mental, physical, and emotional wellness to the next level. If you love this podcast, I would love for you to connect with me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.
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Sep 29, 2022

Have you ever thought about which muscles control the rest of your body?

In this episode of Align podcast, Dj Murakami and I discuss how you can increase your body strength and understand your range of motion. We also talk about how important the jaw’s role is when it comes to our posture and how everything in the body is connected. We find out how we can start cultivating our own jaw to release tension in the body, maximise our global strength and find the power to change our face structure through training. 

Meet the guy who lifts stones, flips tree stumps and sprints on sand to pump up his strength. Who needs metal? DJ Murakami is a trainer and “movement libertarian” with over 15 years experience in Southern California. Dj is the owner of Human Strong Training, and the creator of Chi Torque Course, Torque Stick Course, and Predator Protocol Program.

Sep 22, 2022

Have you ever asked yourself what effect the weather can really have on our moods?

In this episode of Align podcast, Ginger Zee and I discuss the negative connotations surrounding mental health and the effects this can have on someone who is struggling with a mental disorder. Ginger shares her own personal experience with suicide and what we can do to create a better future for ourselves. We also talk about the similarities between our minds and the weather, how climate relates to our moods and find out what the real definition of a storm actually is. 

Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist at ABC News, reporting on the nation’s weather for “Good Morning America” and across ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms. Additionally, Zee is the managing editor of the climate unit at ABC News. Since joining ABC News, Zee has covered almost every major weather event and dozens of historic storms. She broadcasted from the devastated Jersey Shore during Hurricane Sandy, the Colorado floods and wildfires, and covered the aftermath of tornadoes in Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma. In 2018, she was in the eye wall of Category 5 Hurricane Michael live in the Florida Panhandle and in the 2020 hurricane season, Zee told the stories of devastation from the record number of named storms. From the epic bushfires in Australia to Boston blizzards and record-breaking heat in Death Valley, Zee is there to warn and show the impacts including the relationship to climate change.

Zee’s passion does not stop with storm chasing. Her love of adventure has taken her and ABC News viewers across the world.  She has gone para-hawking in Nepal, flown a drone into the fissure of a volcano in Iceland, hiked the largest cave in the world in Vietnam, para-glided from the Himalayas to the Andes, dove with sharks in the Bahamas, rappelled 27 stories down the exterior façade of the Wit Hotel in Chicago, explored the 275 waterfalls of Iguazú Falls in Argentina and talked climate change on the edge of Victoria Falls in Africa. Plus, skydiving, ice boat racing and surfing live on “GMA.” Prior to joining ABC News, she was a meteorologist at NBC station WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago from 2006-2011, also filling in for several NBC and MSNBC News programs. Before that assignment, Zee worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she part of the Storm Team 8, also covering the environment, science and the impact of weather throughout West Michigan. From 2003-2005, Zee worked at WEYI NBC 25 in Flint, Michigan.

She began her career at WLAV FM/ WXMI in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zee, who has storm chased since college, has a genuine passion for the atmosphere and a dedication to getting young people interested in science. Zee is the author of a trilogy for 8-12 year-olds called “Chasing Helicity.” She is also the author of two bestselling memoirs, “Natural Disaster” and “A Little Closer to Home,” which feature Zee’s life and mental health journey. Additionally, Zee and her husband, Ben Aaron, starred in “Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger” on DIY Network. Zee is the co-host of Hearts of Heroes on ABC Saturday’s, highlighting the natural disasters she knows so well from the first responder and hero's point of view.

The Emmy Award-winning meteorologist attended Valparaiso University and holds a Bachelor of Science in meteorology. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University from 2008-2011. Zee also holds the CBM Seal for Meteorology.

Sep 15, 2022

Have you ever wondered what methods you can use to feel and move better?

In this episode of Align Podcast, Jose and I talk about why and how he developed GOATA, the mathematics behind it, and how it helps people train to get out of pain. We learn how traditional methods differ from the rules of ancient geometry and how slow-motion videos can analyze your movement patterns and assess what you need to improve to keep your body healthy. He then explains what it means to ‘recode’ your body, the difference between GOATA and WOATA and how can you achieve the perfect body pattern.

Jose Boesch a.k.a ‘Coach Gil’ is the founder of GOATA and a sports performance coach at their training facility, GLS Training. GOATA stands for ‘Greatest Of All Times Athletes’ and is a movement pattern which preserves joints, keeps the spine safe, and makes you bulletproof from the muscle pull and repetitive stress injuries. It has gotten a lot of attention from athletes around the world for helping thousands of people get rid of their pain or prevent injuries that traditional training methods are unable to do.

‘Coach Gil’ is an Entrepreneur, father, husband and Author of ‘How To to Un-Wreck or Never Wreck Your Body: Using The Mathematics Of Goata And The Ancient Exercise. After having three levels of his lumbar spine destroyed before he was 27 years, he started using slow-motion video science to advise the redevelopment of all Modern-day training, which includes fitness, Olympic lifting, powerlifting, yoga, pilates, and more. Jose walked away from the status quo fitness, performance, and bio-medical models of our time and their failed sciences to secure joints for life. 

Sep 8, 2022

Have you ever asked yourself what it means to have a good life?

In this episode of The Align Podcast, Chase Jarvis and I talk about how our agency and our connections with other humans influence our experiences in life. We also discuss the definition of creativity and how we can foster it daily, the importance of movement and play and how our actions can sometimes matter more than our thoughts.

Chase Jarvis is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and one of the most influential photographers of the past 20 years.  His expansive work ranges from shooting advertising campaigns for companies like Apple, Nike, and Red Bull; to working with athletes like Serena Williams and Tony Hawk, to collaborating with renowned icons like Lady Gaga and Richard Branson. As a fine artist, he’s had solo and group gallery shows in the USA, Europe, and the Middle East. In 2013 Chase contributed to the Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times story Snowfall, and in 2014 earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City. He also created Best Camera – the first photo app to share images to social networks, and is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, design, music and business from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs…and his company, CreativeLive, was recently acquired by Fiverr, a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. His recent book Creative Calling debuted as an instant National Best Seller.

He’s long been an advisor to Fortune 100 brands, and a guest at the White House, the United Nations, the Library of Congress, 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, and the DIFC in Dubai. Chase lives with his wife, Kate, in Seattle, and serves as a volunteer board director for several non-profits.

Sep 1, 2022

Do you ever wonder why we feel pain and how to deal with it?

In this episode of The Align Podcast, Dr. Adriaan Louw and I talk about pain and the factors that influence it, including the connection between the brain and why our perception matters. We also discuss how to teach people on how to deal with pain, how to calm our nervous system and how our nervous system affects our reaction to pain. 

 

Adriaan is an adjunct faculty member at St. Ambrose University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, teaching pain science. Adriaan has taught throughout the US and internationally for 25 years at numerous national and international manual therapy, pain science and medical conferences. He has authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles related to spinal disorders and pain science. Adriaan completed his Ph.D. on pain neuroscience education and is the Director of the Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group - an independent collaborative initiative studying pain neuroscience. He is a senior faculty, pain science director and vice-president of faculty experience for Evidence in Motion.

Aug 27, 2022

Lorimer is Bradley Distinguished Professor in Clinical Neuroscience, Foundation Chair in Physiotherapy and Director of IIMPACT in Health at the University of South Australia. His main interests are persistent pain and other protective feelings. His research group investigates pain in humans, from cognitive and behavioral experiments to clinical trials and implementation studies. He has authored over 350 scientific articles and seven books. He has received international awards for his contributions to the science of pain, the treatment of persistent pain, to pain and health education, and for his public outreach initiatives. In 2017 he founded the not for profit Pain Revolution and in 2020 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, that country’s second highest civilian honor, for ‘distinguished served to humanity at large in the fields of pain and its management, science communication, education and physiotherapy.’ He lives and works on Kaurna Land in Adelaide, South Australia.

Aug 18, 2022
Ever wonder what happens if you stop wearing shoes and go about your lifebarefoot? 
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Graham Tuttle and I chat about foot freedom and how it directly impacts life.  We talk about the different ways to unpack the feet and the common mistakes when doing it, as well as, peripersonal space. Plus, Graham explains what Plantar fasciitis is and the treatment options available to help reduce symptoms. Lastly, we touch on how we measure safety through the amount of money someone makes.
 
Graham Tuttle, AKA the Barefoot Sprinter, is a coach that specializes in building better athletes from the ground up through a focus on intrinsic foot strength. Inspired by his own experience from years of struggling with sports injuries and refusing that conventional, status quo “fixes” were the answer, Graham embarked on a journey to figure out exactly why injuries in sports happen, and how to prevent them.
 
3:25 - What are the overarching facts on why we wear shoes? 
10:22 - Human optimization trope
15:50 - Does “foot freedom” affect how a person engages in life? 
21:04 - Why is it important to treat trust as a physical being?
24:53 - Can an insulated culture cause more damage in the long run?
29:20 - Peripersonal space and when does the body feel safe again?
32:28 - What are ways to “unpack the feet”?
47:54 - Could we use money as a measure on how we cultivate life and safety?
52:22 - How can making more money help you say no?
1:07:45 - Where do you start checking when you are in pain?
1:16:41 - What is “Plantar Fasciitis” and why it happens?
1:20:32 - What are treatment options for plantar fasciitis and other foot conditions?
1:28:47 - What are the most common mistake when unpacking the feet?
1:33:01 - What are the technicalities of sprinting?
 
If you want to know more about Graham:
 
Website: https://grahamtuttle.com/ 
Instagram: @thebarefootsprinter
Courses: https://grahamtuttle.com/programs
 
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Aug 11, 2022
Do you ever have a sudden fear of not having enough time left in your life?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Zach Bush and I chat about the divergence of humans from nature, the function of this split, as well as the effects of this split in our society now. We also talk about the relationship between art,  and “play” with medicine. We touch the process of healing our past traumas as well as the core idea of intrinsic health. Lastly, we talk about the idea of looking past the obsolete idea of aging and how it can positively impact our body. 
 
Zach Bush, MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is the co-founder and CEO of Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer's Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet.
 
2:30 - Divergence of humans from nature
5:40 - What is the evolutionary function of our split with nature?
9:30 - Why are we capable of seeing ourselves “separate”?  
13:27 - Maximizing the experience of pleasure and beauty
16:28 - What are the societal effects of our split with nature?
20:08 - Interconnection between awe-inspiring aesthetics and medicine
24:58 - What is the value of “play” in medicine?
31:59 - Is there a blueprint to get back into "cooperative play” state?
37:40 - How do we heal our ancestral and deep traumas?
39:45 - Understanding the journey of intrinsic health 
52:43 - What happens to us biologically if we start appreciating aging?
 
If you want to know more about Zach:
 
Website: ZachBushMD.com
Instagram: @ZachBushMD
Facebook: Zach Bush MD
Twitter: @DrZachBush
YouTube: Zach Bush MD
 
Instagram: @FarmersFootprint
 
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Aug 4, 2022
Do ruminating thoughts regularly disrupt your sleep and keep you awake at night?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Ethan Kross and I chat about how to effectively deal with chatter, and self-criticism. We also talk about high individualism as well as our relationship with others and our thoughts towards them. Lastly, we also touch on having internal dialogues to switch our overall perspective in life.
 
Ethan Kross, PhD, is one of the world's leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. He is an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan and the Ross School of Business, and is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. He has also participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR's Morning Edition. 
 
Ethan Kross, PhD, wrote a book called Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It
 
3:50: What are the physical toggles to change our state of mind?
6:33: How do we find our awe triggers?
8:25: Paradox of high individualism
11:52: When is self-criticism a good thing?
14:00: How can "splitting oneself" help in overcoming struggles?
16:00: How congruent is our relationship with ourselves and others?
18:23: Should we be held accountable for EVERY thought we have?
23:20: What is the value of shame?
29:10:  Does our brain have sovereignty over life occurrences?
35:10: Can stillness help us perceive things more?
40:10: What are tools that we can use to lessen chatter?
48:07: Affectionate touch as another chatter fighting tool
56:49: Distanced self-talk and temporal distancing
1:02:46: How can we optimally show gratitude?
 
To learn more about Ethan:
 
Website: https://www.ethankross.com/
 
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Jul 28, 2022
Ever wonder what happens to our body if we skip carbs for long periods of time? 
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Michael Brandt and I chat about ketogenic diet, how we can fully reap the benefits of it and where to naturally get ketones exogenously. We also chat about sugar addiction and insulin spikes, how ketones can be used both in facilitating body restoration and in keeping satiation and MCTs. 
 
Michael Brandt is the CEO and co-founder of Healing Via Modern Nutrition (HVMN). He’s an avid triathlete and marathoner with a 2:42 personal record.
 
2:24: Ketones and ketosis for dummies
5:55: Understanding the difference between ketone bodies
11:15: Why is the military interested in ketones?
22:42: Are there any caveats in experimenting ketones? 
24:54: Ketones in American diet and Ketoacidosis
29:05: What are the risks when taking exogenous ketones?
32:57: Can ketones be used in the restoration of the body?
36:36: What are the mechanisms behind ketones as anxiolytic?
43:00: Is there a natural way to extract exogenous ketones?
49:06: What are MCTs?
54:18: Naysayers on endogenous ketone usage
 
To learn more about Michael:
Website: ketone-iq.com
Instagram: @bdm_runner 
Twitter: @bdm_runner
 
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Jul 26, 2022
Ever wonder what someone is thinking when they flex their eyelids? Or purse their lips?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Vanessa Van Edwards and I chat about the science of people. Without even realizing it, we constantly give away what we are thinking in our heads through our body language. Vanessa explains what the most common cues may mean and she also explains how we can adjust our social interactions based on our readings of people. 
 
Vanessa is Lead Investigator at Science of People. She is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, translated into 16 languages, and Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication. More than 50 million people watch her engaging YouTube tutorials and TEDx Talk.
 
What we discuss:
 
02:15: What stands out in today’s daily interactions?
08:10: Should you be faking it until you make it?
14:03: What does the eyelid flex cue mean?
31:00: Why is it so hard for people to get away with lying?
39:09: The importance of having tools
42:44: When are you trying too much?
48:52: What to do when you sense shut-down?
55:36: What is the ideal eye-contact ratio in western cultures?
 
 
To learn more about Vanessa:
 
Website: scienceofpeople.com 
Instagram: @Vvanedwards
YouTube: Vanessa Van Edwards 
Book: Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication 
 
 
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Jul 21, 2022
How can we make our society more equalitarian, fair, and empathetic?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Steven Kotler and I chat about species die off and how the current circumstances we find in our world may be contributing to the human species die-off. Steven also shares with us if there is really any evolutionary value to hate and how it can be used as weapon by humans.
 
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.
 
What we discuss:
 
02:12: What is species die-off?
03:24: Does the declining birth rate have any impact on the human species die-off?
07:02: How can we measure empathy of a generation?
09:18: How can we cultivate empathy?
15:00: What is the value of the flow state?
23:16: Can we experience our life as different chapters?
32:17: What is Steven’s meditation practice?
38:52: Is there any evolutionary value to hate?
54:54: What is the value in tripping evolution?
 
 
To learn more about Steven:
 
Instagram: @stevenkotler
Website: www.stevenkotler.com 
Book: The Devil’s Dictionary 
 
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Jul 14, 2022
Do you ever wonder how the stories you tell yourself are impacting your reality?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Angus Fletcher and I chat about how the human brain is predisposed to create and tell itself narratives that fit with its hopes and fears and how these stories we tell ourselves influence our perception of life. We also chat about why a human brain will always outperform artificial intelligence, the origins of technology, and what will happen if we fail to go beyond the “selfie” in today’s society.
 
Dr. Angus Fletcher (PhD, Yale) researches the science of human intelligence--the science of why humans are smarter than machines. His research has been published in The New York Academy of Sciences, Harvard Business Review, and dozens of other academic journals. His most recent books are Wonderworks and Storythinking.
 
 
What we discuss:
 
02:27: What is the power of story?
05:36: What is the effect of culture on an individual who sees the world through the lens of science?
16:00: Where is Artificial Intelligence heading and why do we worship it so much?
24:33: What are the origins of technology? 
30:51: What happens if we don’t go beyond the “selfie”?
46:49: What are the different potentials of psychedelics for helping people reboot?
50:34: How to recognize the opportunity of rebirth in our every day life
 
Learn more about Angus:
 
Website: angusfletcher.co and www.justbloomschool.com
Linked in: Angus Fletcher
 
 
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Jul 7, 2022
Do you know what species of grass you have in your backyard? Chances are, you don’t.
 
In this episode of The Align podcast, David Vitalis and I chat about our loss of connection with nature. Many of us live a life where we can’t identify the animals in our backyard or the herbs that grow in our local forests, which are things hunters and gatherers used to be able to do. We unravel the implication such a change may have on our evolution as a species. We also chat about how our ancestors created communities and tribes that are different from the ones we create today. 
 
David Vitalis is a Registered Maine Guide, writer, public speaker, interviewer, and lifestyle pioneer who’s especially interested in helping people reconnect with wildness, both inside and outside of themselves. After learning to hunt, fish, and forage as an adult, Daniel created WildFed to inspire others to start a wild-food journey of their own.
 
 
What we discuss:
 
02:19: Why is the overall health of our population in constant decline despite medical and scientific advancements in health care?
05:10: Is it really possible to feed the masses without industrialized farms?
23:53: Did we make technology or did technology make us?
42:00: Is the hunter-gather theory over-romanticized?
47:53: The truth about communities and tribes
01:04:00: What does the Bible really say about God?
 
To learn more about Daniel:
 
Website: https://www.danielvitalis.com/ and https://www.wild-fed.com/ 
Instagram:  @danielvitalis and @wild.fed 
Podcast: Wild Fed
 
 
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Jun 30, 2022
Do you wish you could experience the same effects of alcohol, but without the hangover?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Cameron George and I chat about what Kava is exactly, its main benefits, and how it impacts your nervous system. We also explore what senescent cells are and how they relate to the psychedelic experience of psychotropic medicines. Lastly, we cover how Kava can help reset your sympathetic system. 
 
Cameron is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of TRU KAVA, a company that is striving to set the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market. TRU KAVA is focused on developing scalable user-friendly products that deliver the full therapeutic action of the traditional kava drink, which is the only form has been highly prized in south pacific islands for over 3000 years.
 
What we discuss:
 
03:16: What does the psychedelic experience like from a neuro-chemical perspective?
09:27: What does it mean to experience a re-sensitization to reality?
14:23: What is a senescent cell?
31:07: What is Kava?
52:02: How does Kava impact the nervous system?
01:02:48: How does being in a constant sympathetic state affect your libido?
01:13:42: What other substances can restore the GABA system?
01:30:45: How did Cameron beat his addiction
01:51:40: What is a tonic?
01:53:35: What is the recommended dosage of Kava?
02:02:52: What “stacks” does Cameron recommend?
 
 
To learn more about Cameron:
 
Website: trukava.com 
Instagram: @trukava
 
 
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Jun 23, 2022
Do you make time for play in your day?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Jason Nemer and I chat about the benefits of acroyoga, playing, and connection for our health. While we tend to forget it, humans do need to experience play to feel their optimal selves. We also chat about the concept of the “perfect fit” when it comes to AcroYoga.
 
Jason Nemer is a world-champion acrobat and the Co-Founder of AcroYoga. Jason’s work was featured in New York Times Bestselling author Tim Ferriss’ book, Tools of Titans.
 
What we discuss:
 
03:20: What does it mean to have space in the body?
08:35: What are meridian lines?
18:04: What is AcroYoga?
21:19: What can people learn about their bodies in this process?
31:13: Does the concept of “perfect fit” exist?
43:13: What are the benefits of �“play”?
48:50: Where does DougChiang fit in?
01:10:19: What does it mean to be extreme?
 
To learn more about Jason:
 
Website: AcroYoga.org and JasonNemer.com
Instagram: @jasonnemer and @acroyoga 
 
 
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Jun 16, 2022
Did you know that someone’s genetics may explain why some people prefer chaos over order?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Doug Brackmann and I chat about what it really means to be Driven. Essentially, our Driven characteristics are related to a certain genetic makeup, meaning our ways of being are not simply personality traits but are ingrained in our DNA. We also debate over why love and social acceptance are not the same thing, the differences between intuition and feelings, and why not all feelings are bullshit. 
 
Dr. Doug Brackmann is one of the leading psychologists to some of the most successful and Driven entrepreneurs, pro athletes, executives, and other top performers. By combining the components of meditation, long-range shooting, and therapy, Dr. Doug helps those with Driven characteristics (often wrongfully diagnosed as ADD, ADHD, OCD, or other) to harness their hunter abilities.
 
What we discuss: 
 
02:43: What about one’s genetics makes them more scientific or spiritual?
08:32: Can trauma affect your characteristics?
13:33: What does it mean to be driven?
25:00: Are hunters really superior to farmers?
39:40: Are all feelings bullshit?!
45:31: What is the ego and how does it relate to the narratives we create?
53:41: What exercises can you perform to explore the shadow?
1:01:00: Is social acceptance and love the same thing?
 
To learn more about Dr. Brackmann:
 
Website: drdougbrackmann.com
 
Book:  Driven: Understanding and Harnessing the Genetic Gifts Shared by Entrepreneurs, Navy Seals, Pro Athletes, and Maybe You 
 
 
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Jun 9, 2022
Did you know that our jaw structure could be an indicator of evolutionary decline? 
 
In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Steven Lin and I chat about what our tongue posture and jaw structure can tell us about our health. We also chat about the health risks associated with over-disinfecting everything and how oral antibacterials can surprisingly increase your risk of diabetes.
 
Dr. Steven Lin is a world-leading functional dentist, TEDx speaker, and author of the International #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, The Dental Diet. As a passionate preventative, whole health advocate, Dr. Lin focuses on the understanding of dental disease through nutritional principles. 
 
 
What we discuss:
02:24: Overlays of eastern and western mechanics
04:12: Why does tongue posture matter?
10:12: What can we do with our trauma?
13:40: Is there a link between how we’re using the jaw and nutrition?
20:34: Is there a direct correlation between the structure of our jaw and nutrition?
34:00: Why are humans heading towards an evolutionary decline?
36:50: Has there ever been any proof of malocclusion in the past? 
43:20: Is sugar infused in culture?
53:45: What do oral antibacterials do to your mouth’s health?
56:56: Can alcohol-based mouthwash increase the risk of diabetes?
58:00: Are there any health risks associated with disinfecting everything
1:00:11: Are sweeteners better?
 
 
To learn more about Dr. Steven Lin:
Website: drstevenlin.com 
Instagram: @drstevenlin 
Book: The Dental Diet
 
 
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Jun 7, 2022
Did you know our suppressed emotions could be ruining our sex lives?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Lorin Krenn and I chat about the inner work men can do to have better sex and more intimacy in their relationships.  We also chat about how one can know if they’re meant for monogamy or polygamy and how they can determine which partner is perfect for them. 
 
Dr. Lorin Krenn  is an internationally sought after teacher in the field of relationships, who helps people to experience deep intimacy through the power of masculine & feminine polarity. As well, he is the author of the highly-rated book‘Understand Women Better’.
 
 
What we discuss:
 
02:02: How can a man cultivate himself  in order to have the best sex?
06:23: What is sex?
08:06: What does the process of knowing yourself better look like?
13:46: What is the shadow?
26:00: What is the optimal playing board for modern relationships?
30:19: Why do we experience fear of commitment?
37:00: How does someone know which partner is perfect for them?
47:32: The biggest gift of the feminine energy
50:05: Why are stress-tests so difficult for men?
54:34: How can you stop resisting commitment to “the one”?
01:08:54: How does this inner work allow us to have greater sex?
 
 
To learn more about Dr. Lorin Krenn:
 
Instagram: @lorinkrenn
TikTok: @lorinkrenn
 
 
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May 26, 2022
Did you know that pain is experienced differently by everyone?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Garrett and I chat about why an MRI scan may not show physicians and therapists everything they need to know about the source of chronic pain many patients experience. In fact, the psychological stressors we have within us could be just as much the culprit as something being physically and structurally wrong in the body. Garrett also explains how pain is something that is subjective and is tolerated differently by everyone, as we all separate psychological pain from physical pain differently.
 
Garrett Salpeter combined training in neuroscience and engineering to start NeuFit, a company at the nexus of neurology and fitness, dedicated to treating athletes and patients in the realization of fitness goals, effective rehabilitation, and improved overall health.
 
What we discuss:
 
02:18: What is electrical stimulation therapy?
10:10: What is pain?
19:07: Why does the pain feel different for everyone?
25:50: Is it possible to separate psychological pain from physical pain in the brain?
30:39: How do psychological stressors induce physical pain?
37:31: What methods does Garrett use and what are the starting points in the analysis?
40:09: What can the Neubie do that other tools can’t?
51:53: What are some stumble blocks that Garrett has learned along this journey?
57:42: What are the differences between each device?
 
To learn more about Garrett:
 
Website: neu.fit
Book:  The NeuFit Method: Unleash The Power of The Nervous System For Faster Healing and Optimal Performance
Instagram: @neufitrfp
 
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May 19, 2022

Do you know what your meaning in life is? What about your meaning OF life?

In this episode of the Align podcast, John Vervaeke, Ph.D. and I share a profoundly striking dialogue on our collective starvation for meaning. Plus, we tackle why we experience a gnawing disconnection from ourselves, from each other, and from nature. As he sheds light on the difference between meaning “in” life vs. meaning “of” life, we also touch on cancel culture, addiction, the power of a flow state of mind in meaning-making, and how to cultivate wisdom in the Age of Disinformation.

John Vervaeke, Ph.D., is an author of several books, and he’s been a professor of cognitive science at the University of Toronto since 1994. His award-winning 50-part lecture series on Youtube titled "Awakening from the Meaning Crisis” has garnered 500k+ views worlwide.

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to John Vervaeke

3:00 - Culture, Grammar, and the Creation of Meaning

6:00 - What is the Meaning Crisis?

9:00 - The roots of our alienation + how to harness our power to self-correct

16:00 - Cancel culture as a symptom of the meaning crisis

23:30 - What exactly is cognition?

27:00 - Love, psychedelics, and the flow state of mind

36:00 - The definition of meaning-making & the different kinds of knowing

41:30 - Addiction: A learned behavior or a disease?

44:50 - Why we should never stop looking for meaning & seeking wisdom

56:00 - Actionable Tips to cultivate wisdom & live a fulfilled life

1:01:00 - How religion contributes to solving the meaning crisis

 

Learn more from John Vervaeke:

Website: johnvervaeke.com

Twitter: @vervaeke_john

Youtube: johnvervaeke

Book: Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis

 

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May 12, 2022
Did you know your beliefs about aging can have a direct impact on how long of a life you will live?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Becca Levy and I chat about how our positive and negative beliefs about aging impact our health. 
 
We also chat about what western cultures can learn from other cultures that celebrate growing old and living until old age, such as the famous blue zones.
 
Dr. Becca Levy, Ph.D., is an award-winning Yale Professor of Psychology and Global Health. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University. She has been invited to testify before the United States Senate on the effects of ageism, contributed to briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court in age-discrimination cases, and participated in United Nations discussions of ageism. 
 
What we discuss:
 
04:00: Why did Dr. Levy get involved with the field of aging?
 
06:04: What is the connection between the mind and the body?
 
07:49: What is Dr. Levy’s definition of “the mind”?
 
08:45: Where do we think?
 
09:39: How can your beliefs about aging impact your health?
 
13:56: What is the difference between blue zones and westernized cultures in terms of aging?
 
17:07: How does someone’s idea of death affect their perception of aging?
 
19:22: What does the research say about thought-partnering and beliefs in relation to aging?
 
21:00: How to shift your beliefs about aging?
 
22:30: Do women face more pressure around aging than men?
 
24:32: Does Dr. Levy experience any negative beliefs around her age?
 
26:44: How can visualization of self-image help develop positive beliefs around aging?
 
28:12: What are things you can do to develop positive images of aging?
 
26:02: How can social media make you more prone to ageism?
 
32:51: How can people start changing the internal narratives they have?
 
 
 To learn more from Dr. Becca Levy:
 
 Website: https://becca-levy.com/ 
 Image of Aging Quiz: https://becca-levy.com/quiz/ 
 Book: Breaking the Age Code 
 
 
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May 5, 2022
Do you think you have stiff ankles? Chances are, you just lack mobility.
 
In this episode of the Align Podcast, Gray Cook and I chat about the fundamentals of movement and how our current culture is out of touch with them. In Gray’s experience, a simple practice of self-awareness can help us identify a lot of our movement patterns that are broken and allow us to bring it back to their performing state.
 
We also talk about how we can integrate the basic fundamentals of movement in today’s sedentary modern world where sofas, desks, and cars all have an impact on our mobility.
 
Gray Cook is a physical therapist, orthopedic certified specialist, and certified strength and conditioning coach. His developments in movement pattern screening and assessment are at the forefront of fitness, physical conditioning, injury prevention, and physical rehabilitation. 
 
 
What we discuss: 
 
02:36: What are some of the low-hanging fruit in terms of mobility in today’s world?
05:45:Which movement fundamentals should be thought in our education system?
10:52: What are Gray’s observations on physical independence?
27:22: Have we really conquered nature?
31:02: How do we integrate modern life into the natural and seamless self?
34:48: Can we seamlessly integrate more than one movement practice into our daily lives?
42:30: What does it mean to walk “well”?
51:13: How has Gray’s perspective on breathe shift over the years?
01:11:59: How can we get to a point where we’re effortlessly inhabiting our physical body?
 
 
 Learn More from Gray Cook:
 
Website:  www.functionalmovement.com
Podcast: www.movementpod.com
Book: The Business of Movement 
 
 
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Apr 28, 2022
In today's episode, I'm privileged to host Dr. Kelly Starrett, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, world-leading Mobility expert, and NYT best-selling author who never fails to astound me.  

Prepare to learn why an obsession with diet and exercise may not solve your complex health issues, why you shouldn't fear aging, how your thoughts could literally reshape your bones, what it means to restore your “full range of motion,” the relationship of quality movement and lasting joy, plus the major differences between stretching and mobilizing (and why you should be focusing on the latter!).

 

As a seasoned Movement and Mobility Coach, Dr. Kelly Starrett guides players in the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, Olympic gold medalists, and other world-class athletes. He and his wife Julia Starrett co-founded The Ready State, a fitness firm whose unique programs have amassed over 1.3 million practitioners worldwide.

 

What we discuss:

5:00 - A bottom-up approach to transforming our health

9:40 - Addressing your false sense of fragility

16:00 - How isolation contributes to poor health

25:00 - Dr. Kelly’s definition of rest & Aaron’s mantra for success

37:50 - Stretching Vs. Mobility: Restoring your full range of motion

43:00 - What is effective movement?

46:50 - How your mindset can transform your bones, muscles, & joints

49:00 - A top-down approach to pain: How to rework your self-image & practice better self-talk

57:00 - Movement tips for longevity

1:08:00 - The necessity of pain

1:15:00 - 3 Easy Practices for Pain Relief & Management

 

 

Learn more from Dr. Kelly Starrett:

Website: https://thereadystate.com/

Instagram: @thereadystate

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheReadyState

Books: https://www.amazon.com/Kelly-Starrett/e/B00DJEBOUO

 

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Apr 21, 2022
It only takes 3 minutes a day to be mindful of your posture - and that could take away decades of pain that's been keeping you from performing at your best.

The exercises involved in making this happen come from Dr. Eric Goodman's life work called Foundation Training, a movement revolution practiced by thousands globally. In this episode, we look back on his journey to creating this world-class program and why it has become extremely important now that our modern habits are throwing our bodies into serious imbalance and misalignment, causing us to live in constant pain. We share top movement techniques you can easily follow - whether you're sitting in front of a computer, commuting to work, or even standing still.

 

Dr. Eric Goodman, DC, is an author, chiropractor, international speaker, and the founder and creator of Foundation Training.   

                                                                             

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to Dr. Eric Goodman

3:00 - Strength training Vs. Foundation Training

6:20 - Guide to Decompression Breathing

10:00 - Horizontal Vs. Vertical Breathing: How to breathe well for a more focused mind

23:30 - The core definition of pain

30:00 - What it means to "be with what is" & "surrender to pain"

36:00 - Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS): Why masking your pain only makes it worse

53:00 - 3 Tips to Improving Your Sensation of Pain

1:05:00 - Thoughts on God & the Meaning of Life

1:13:30 - Why the only way out of pain is through it

1:18:00 - Views on Stimulants, Cannabis, Psychedelics, & Pain Pills

1:34:30 - 3 Daily Movement Techniques for A Pain-Free Life

 

Learn more from Dr. Eric Goodman:

 

Website: https://www.foundationtraining.com/

Instagram: @foundationtraining

Dr. Eric Goodman’s recent book:Foundations of Health

 

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