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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 view points 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, 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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Now displaying: March, 2021
Mar 25, 2021

Where did COVID come from? What can you do right now to make sure you can fight the virus, if you are ever infected? Should you get vaccinated?

 

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Steven Quay and I discuss how the Coronavirus has been able to develop so quickly in the human body, the mechanisms of it, and how our immune system works to fight it. We talk about how exactly vaccines act to help our body fight viruses and how the antibody-dependent enhancement’s (ADE) unpredictability can affect people of different ages.

 

Plus, Dr. Quay points out how the posture that we tend to hold during the day causes us to lose lung capacity. With our lungs and intercostal muscles being primordial to effectively fight the hazards of COVID, he suggests a yoga-based practice to help us develop both of these capacities.

 

Dr. Steven Quay has over 360 published contributions to medicine, placing him in the top 1% of scientists worldwide. He holds 87 US patents and has invented seven FDA-approved pharmaceuticals which have helped over 80 million people. He is the author of the best-selling book on surviving the pandemic, Stay Safe: A Physician's Guide to Survive Coronavirus.



What we discuss:

03:58: How can we train our body to help combat COVID and other respiratory diseases?

 

06:09: Aaron’s symptoms when he was infected with COVID

 

08:04: What does Dr. Quay recommend you do to fight Covid?

 

09:20: Supportive breathing practices you can start today

 

10:27: Where does the virus originate from?

 

15:19: What kind of repercussions has Dr. Quay faced for his scientific opinions? 

 

17:59: What will the world be like post-vaccination?

 

19:06: Should young and healthy people take the vaccine?

 

20:35: The race between covid-2 vs the immune system

 

21:42: Are masks effective?

 

27:39: What does the future of the coronavirus look like?

 

30:41: The antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE)

 

32:28: What is the virus’ infection mechanism?

 

34:39: Describing the 3 phases of the virus

 

36:09: The burden of COVID in our world and political implications

 

40:56: Physiologic response to the vaccine Vs developed immune response

 

47:03: Why did Dr. Quay write his book?

 

48:50: What can we do to protect ourselves if we suspect we were exposed to the virus?

 

49:55: Why does it turn into pneumonia?

 

52:31: The issue with western medicine not looking at the importance of nutrition

57:52: How the metro transport system could have been the conduit to spreading COVID in major cities

 

Learn more about Dr. Steven Quay:

 

Website: drquay.com 

Book: Stay Safe: A Physician's Guide to Survive Coronavirus

Mar 16, 2021

What is the cure to pain? What are we supposed to do with the learnings we gain from going through painful experiences? What does holding space actually mean? What happens when we withhold our own truth?

In this episode of the Align podcast, Stefano shares with us why and how he hit rock bottom, how he expressed his addictions to sex, alcohol, physical extenuation, materialism, status, and how someone living through a similar passage can find peace with their story. 

Plus, we explore the reality that most of us act according to what people feel is “normal” and expected by our society, which results in us feeling ashamed of expressing what we truly want and suppressing our own fantasies. 

Stefanos Sifandos is a relationship alchemist, international speaker, and author who facilitates transformational growth through neuro-empowerment practices to help evolve and enhance relationships.

 

What we discuss:

 

06:03: Stefano’s 10 day fast in the wild

12:50:  What does ‘holding space’ actually mean?

14:27: How to cultivate depth within ourselves in order to be of supportive of others

15:28: Stefano’s story of learning through pain

20:04: How does one acknowledge their own story in order to re-write it?

24:50: Are there any 'neuroses' that can't be healed by love?

28:34: Is it possible to re-parent ourselves?

29:30: What shame feels like to Stefano

35:55: How to come to peace with your own story

37:00: More about relationships

40:00: Thriving in familiarity Vs novelty

46:13: Masculine and feminine energy - how does polarity work?

51:33: How can we relate to each other effectively?

57:36: How a female embodies feminine elements to attract a masculine figure

1:04:49: Will society erupt?

1:05:39: Is equilibrium even sustainable?

1:10:31: Modern use of psychoactive substances to address trauma and wounds

 

To learn more about Stefanos:

 

Website: stefanossifandos.com

Instagram: @stefanossifandos

Mar 11, 2021

Can the dietary choices we make right now affect how we feel later in the day? What’s the difference between “doing” health and creating health?

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Drew and I discuss how the food that we consume can impact our mental health both in a positive or negative way. For example, incorporating brain food such as omega-3 fatty acids and leafy greens are proven to help promote healthy brain functions and keep your mood stable. 

Plus, we talk about how individuality is not something that is taken into consideration on social media when advice is shared in regards to health and diets. We all have different genetics and needs in terms of nutrition and following a cookie-cutter rule for nutrition can lead to unintentional malnutrition. 

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry's leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

 

What we discuss:

 

03:26: The 6-week anti-depressive timeframe

04:21: Why Drew decided to focus on anxiety and depression

07:43: The impact on the health care system when the health care providers' mental health is not taken care of

11:28: Being in the cycle of nature

15:24: Bacterial exposure in nature and how it relates to mental health

20:29: How are bugs controlling us?

24:24: A prediction on the effect on young people being hindered from facial expressions due to the current mask usage

28:47: What is nutritional psychiatry?

34:06: How does social media influence our choices and the dangers of not considering our individuality

37:53: Why some patients might feel worse in their first psychiatry appointment

40:51: Are we at an inflexible point in the masculinity shift?

50:53: How will the world be after COVID in regards to social and sanitization matters

55:24: Discussion on labeling people with a certain pathology

57:23: What can awareness actually do?

1:01:22: Drew's Ramsey book

1:07:55: What’s next in medical research?

1:18:26: Olive oil; why it should be the main fat we consume

1:19:26: Top foods that might cause depression from a nutritional standpoint



More about Drew:

Website: drewramseymd.com

Instagram: @drewramseymd

Book: Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety

Mar 4, 2021

For some of us, we tend to say yes to any opportunity that comes our way. For others, we just aren't able to say no to favors that are being asked of us. But why is that? Why do we say YES when we want to scream NO?

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Christine Hassler and I define issue-based relationships, how to build a proper foundation for opening up to relationships, and what type of people should be staying single at certain points in their lives. 

Plus, we cover how compensatory strategies are formed in childhood as coping mechanisms that are later reflected throughout our adult lives.

Christine Hassler is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, master coach, and podcast host who is committed to guiding people and organizations into their highest potential.

 

What we discuss:

 

02:00: Christine's process in saying “no”

05:04: Where does the fear of saying “no” come from?

08:34: How can someone recognize their own compensatory patterns? What is the expectation hangover?

11:16: Why are we here?

12:54: Does the ideal mate exist?

17:25: How to create a foundation in order to open up space for a relationship

20:42: What are issue-based relationships?

23:02: Can a relationship just be easy?

25:02: Can we create a healthy foundation by examining our childhood?

28:48: how to connect to ourselves as a child

30:59: Christine's first deep inner child meditation

42:34: Who should stay single?

45:59: How does Christine define God + her religious upbringing

1:03:44: How are our outer experiences a reflection of the inner reality?

 

To learn more about Christine:

 

Website: christinehassler.com

Instagram: @christinehassler

Podcast: Over It & On With It

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