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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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Now displaying: February, 2022
Feb 24, 2022

Did you know that elevated uric acid causes more than just gout? It also exacerbates chronic diseases like hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and more.

That's why controlling uric acid is central to achieving optimal metabolic and overall health. But how can we consciously do that? Dr. David Perlmutter graces the Align Podcast to discuss everything you need to know about uric acid - the "metabolic waste product”.

Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.

 

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to Dr. David Perlmutter

1:00 - What "Drop Acid" talks about

3:40 - What is uric acid?

7:00 - The fructose (sugar) consumption & uric acid connection

10:30 - How body fat acts as our resource to make freshwater

13:00 - Does lack of sleep elevate uric acid levels?

16:30 – What/Who inspires him to stay humble & keep learning?

19:00 - Are we victims to our genomes & physiology?

24:00 - How to tap into your pre-frontal cortex & make better life decisions

27:00 - The dangers of the Standard American Diet (SAD)

37:00 - Foods that increase uric acid levels + how to offset them

41:20 - Why everyone should monitor their uric acid & read “Drop Acid”

 

Learn more from Dr. David Perlmutter:

Website: www.drperlmutter.com

Instagram: @davidperlmutter

Books: www.drperlmutter.com/learn/books/

 

Related links:

The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises!

Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook

alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount 

www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%

magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%.

Feb 17, 2022
What can a cadaver reveal about the living?

 

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Gil Hedley, Ph.D. shares his mind-boggling insights from a lifetime of navigating what he calls the "inner space." We discuss how the body of the deceased leaves tracks that lead us to a deeper understanding of life and how the living should exist. We also talk about body shaming and ways to overcome it, why you should deromanticize pain, how external pressures can distort your tissue organization, and how to finally release yourself from that feeling of being a victim of your surroundings and emotions.

 

Besides being a prominent expert in human dissection, Gil Hedley, Ph.D., is also an author, teacher, and a nationally certified Rolfer and massage therapist.

 

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to Gil Hedley

4:20 - Developing a non-emotional relationship to pain

9:50 - Why Movement means Mobility & Motility

16:40 - Cultural & religious roots of body shaming + ways to overcome it

23:00 - Should you feel guilty about seeking rest & pleasure?

34:30 - Life lessons from cadavers

41:20 - What's the "fuzz" & why do we need more differential movement?

50:30 - How tissues bind together & cause inflammation

54:00 - Piezoelectricity & how external pressures disrupt our inner space

57:50 - "You can't expect to get a different result from the same thoughts, emotions, or behaviors."

1:00:05 - How to detach yourself from a victim identity

1:05:30 - Break these thought patterns to rise above victim mentality

 

Learn more from Gil Hedley:

Website: www.gilhedley.com/

Instagram: @gilhedleysomanaut

Youtube: Somanaut 

 

Related links:

The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises!

Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook

alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount 

Feb 10, 2022
Are you letting your shadows rule your life? Where do these shadows come from? How can plant medicine ceremonies lead to spiritual awakening?

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Aaron Doughty shares how our shadows can destroy our self-image and what we can do to stop them. He then proceeds to explain the healing promise of plant medicine ceremonies like Ayahuasca and how these helped him get in touch with the deepest parts of his consciousness.

Aaron Doughty is a life coach, spiritual leader, and YouTuber. He regularly produces content on science, philosophy, psychology, and spirituality to educate people and guide them to a life of purpose.

 

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to Aaron Doughty

2:00 - Exposing your shadows & overcoming them

6:00 - Coca & Cocaine: When sacred plant medicines become a criminal's tool

13:00 - What are the benefits of plant medicines & ceremonies?

21:00 - What does "spiritual awakening" truly mean?

28:00 - Why do some people feel like they don't deserve good things?

38:00 - How to break free from toxic relationships & limiting beliefs

47:30 - Questions to ask yourself if you're feeling trapped in life

51:35 - Powerful Tips to regain your self-worth

56:00 - Why you need to seek discomfort to expand your sense of safety

1:02:00 - Advice for people who find it hard to accept love & find joy

 

Learn more from Aaron Doughty:

Website: https://aarondoughty.com/

Instagram: @aarondoughty44

 

Related Links:

The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises!

Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook

alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount 

magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%.

neurohacker.com/qualia-mind and use AARON during checkout to save 15%

www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%

Feb 3, 2022

What's the difference between a fighter and a true martial artist? How does an MMA champion deal with a career-ending diagnosis?

In this episode, I'm joined by International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Champion and Professional MMA Fighter Rafael Lovato Jr. We talk about the events leading to his brain disorder diagnosis and how it propelled him to power through what he calls the "pinnacle challenge" of his martial arts journey.

Here, he reveals more details on his disorder, his secrets to defeating his opponents, what separates a martial artist from a fighter, and why we shouldn't train only to win but to continuously learn. Also, we reflect on the meaning of success and death and how martial arts teaches us the art of letting go – a skill that will save us from life’s most difficult moments.

 

What we discuss:

00:00 - Introduction to Rafael Lovato Jr.

1:00 - His childhood, first losses, first wins, & what success means

4:00 - The life-changing diagnosis

10:40 - How he used his diagnosis to fuel his drive to win

16:00 - What martial arts can teach us about the power of letting go

21:30 - What retirement taught him about life & relationships

26:00 - How to win a fight by detaching yourself from your emotions

30:00 - The marks of a true martial artist

35:00 - Rafael reacts to Morihei Ueshiba quotes

48:00 - Secrets to becoming a world champion & a better human being

53:00 - Why you should practice martial arts

 

Learn more from Rafael Lovato Jr.:

Website: https://okbjj.com/

Instagram: @lovatojrbjj 

 

Related Links:

The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises!

Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook

alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount 

magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%.

neurohacker.com/qualia-mind and use AARON during checkout to save 15%

www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%

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