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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: March, 2022
Mar 31, 2022

In this episode, we dive into the best and most affordable ways to supercharge your brain health, prevent Alzheimer's Disease, overcome depression through nutrition, and resist a sedentary lifestyle even when you're too lazy to move. With a relatable tone, Max breaks down the connection between cognitive health and cardiovascular health, how critical sunlight exposure is to our circadian biology, what technology is doing to our IQ, and why it's necessary to see food as medicine if you want to build and maintain a healthier eating habit.

 

Max Lugavere is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life," published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. His newest book "Genius Kitchen" is available for pre-order now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to Max Lugavere

2:00 - How his mom’s diagnosis changed his entire life

7:00 - Is dementia a genetic destiny?

12:40 - Is technology destroying our IQ?

18:00 - #1 Tip to optimize your cognitive function

22:00 - The power of diet & exercise in treating depression & hypertension

28:00 - How to prevent social media from damaging your brain health

31:00 - Strategies to keep your brain sharper every day

45:00 - Does being physically frail make you more at risk of dementia?

48:00 - All about "Genius Kitchen"

53:00 - Foods for dementia prevention + healthiest sources of protein

 

Learn more from Max Lugavere:

Website: https://www.maxlugavere.com/

Instagram: @maxlugavere

Books: https://www.maxlugavere.com/book

 

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Mar 24, 2022

In our near-dystopian society, progress is measured by power. Dominance over nature, animals, and fellow humans has become synonymous with development. But is humanity's desire to ascend necessarily evil? 

In this episode, the great philosopher Charles Eisenstein joins me for a paradigm-shifting conversation. We immerse into the most daunting social and spiritual crises we face today and discuss why acquiring more power, money, wealth, and control isn't the way out.  Also, we go into the power of narratives in influencing culture, how to redefine progress to honor our oneness with nature, the true purpose of wealth, and what it means to live a genuinely good life. 

 

Charles Eisenstein is an intellectual, teacher, public speaker, and author of numerous essays and books, including "Sacred Economics," "Climate—A New Story," and "The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible."

                                                                                                                                                                              

What we discuss:

00:00 - Introduction to Charles Eisenstein

2:30 - Why global problems aren't a matter of good vs. evil

8:00 - Using narrative as a form of power

13:00 - Sacred Economics, Capitalism, & Collective Miseries

17:30 - On COVID vaccine mandates & lockdowns

24:30 - Apathy & our quest for meaning in COVID times

35:00 - Transcending the Story of Separation

40:00 - What's the true purpose of wealth?

49:20 - Redefining human progress, and the secret to living a good life

53:00 - The ultimate key to advancing humanity

 

Learn more from Charles Eisenstein:

Website: https://charleseisenstein.org/

Instagram: @charles_eisenstein

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CharlesEisenstein-org

Books: https://charleseisenstein.org/books/

 

Related links:

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

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alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount 

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Mar 21, 2022
How do you measure success? Is it through the high, thundering reputation you build for yourself or the lasting inner peace nobody can steal from you?  

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Budokon Founder Cameron Shayne and I share a high-level discussion on what it means to be a well-balanced human being in our materialistic culture. He offers a refreshing view on success and explains why you shouldn't aim for superiority over fellow beings and instead strive for unity, harmony, peace, and compassion. As we also discuss gender identity crisis, overpopulation, the "fractionalizing" popular culture, racism, and same-sex marriage, we highlight how movement carves our path toward collective progress and why we need more of it.

 

Considered the father of the mixed movement arts culture, Cameron Shayne pioneered the phrase and concept of Budokon Mixed Movement Arts. He has spent 25+ years studying and teaching yoga and movement to hundreds of people worldwide.

 

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to Cameron Shayne

5:00 - Materialistic Vs. Spiritual Martial Art

7:55 - How do you define success?

15:00 - The connection between movement & thinking & the case of Stephen Hawking

27:05 - How to move more consciously & with less contradiction in your body

35:00 - The ultimate measure of success

41:00 - Compelling views on gender identity crisis, sexuality, popular culture, & overpopulation

58:00 - Why we need to practice the great Morihei Ueshiba's teachings today

1:16:00 - How movement & martial arts can keep us from destroying ourselves & the planet

1:22:50 - The danger of having too much self-importance

1:31:00 - When can we consider ourselves a racist & how to be more aware of it

1:37:00 - Cameron's advice: Develop your intuition. Move intuitively, eat intuitively, think intuitively.

 

Learn more from Cameron Shayne:

Website: http://budokon.com/

Instagram: @cameronshayne

 

Related links:

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

Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook

alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount 

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

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Mar 17, 2022
What if you can reap the real benefits of the ketogenic diet without putting up with its traditional restrictions?

Top heart surgeon and best-selling author of “The Plant Paradox” Dr. Steven Gundry joins me in this very insightful conversation and reveals the shocking truth about traditional keto diets, why most people fail at it, and how to do keto the right way. As the episode ends, Dr. Steven and I reflect on intermittent fasting, the carnivore dogma, humanity’s quest to longevity and why optimistic pessimism largely helps with that.

Dr. Steven Gundry spent over 40 years as a cardiothoracic and heart surgeon before he shifted his focus on finding solutions to reversing disease through nutrition. He is the Director and Founder of the International Heart & Lung Institute as well as the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA. 

Timestamps:

0:00 - Introduction to Dr. Steven Gundry

3:00 - Which staple foods are actually toxic for you?

6:00 - Debunking the keto diet: Where we get keto wrong

9:00 - What's Mitochondrial Uncoupling?

13:30 - The Gundry philosophy explained: “Disease begins and ends in the gut”

24:00 - 2 Tips to reversing the damage from harmful food sources

28:00 - Is gut dysbiosis connected to mental illnesses?

35:00 - Shocking benefits of intermittent fasting + Foods for a healthy gut

37:00 - What "Unlocking the Keto Code" means + Tips to get started

42:30 - Foods that help "uncouple" the mitochondria & boost ketosis

46:00 - Why optimistic pessimism can prolong your life

55:20 - Thoughts on the carnivore dogma

 

Learn more from Dr. Steven Gundry:

Website: https://drgundry.com/

Instagram: @drstevengundry

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrGundry ; https://www.youtube.com/c/GundryMDYT/about

 

Book: “Unlocking the Keto Code: The Revolutionary New Science of Keto That Offers More Benefits Without Deprivation” 

 

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%.

www.seed.com/Align and use Align during checkout to get 15%

Mar 10, 2022

How can you transform pain into power, heal from a traumatic past, and live happier than ever? #1 New York Times best-selling author Gabby Bernstein joins me in this eye-opening episode to tell us the way.

Life is a journey of unlearning fear and remembering love, but fear often ruins our ability to love and be happy. Gabby says we can still reverse that if we're willing to do the work.

Here, she lays out the transformational practices that will guide you through your journey to recovery and freedom, from whatever it is that steals your joy. She talks about the therapy that changed her life, why you need to "move through" all the sensations you feel instead of only "getting past" them, and how to handle your psychological triggers masterfully. We also touch on topics like shame, attachment theories, and the scariest of them all...falling in love.

Gabby Bernstein is a spiritual teacher, self-help guru, sought-after motivational speaker, and best-selling author of 9 books.

 

What we discuss:

00:00 - Introduction to Gabby Bernstein

2:00 - Recovering from childhood trauma at age 36

5:00 - The therapy that transformed her life

10:30 - Methods to understanding & handling your triggers

14:00 - What your hurtful past might be telling you

29:00 - How falling in love reveals the existence of a higher power

35:00 - Are your parents to blame for who you’ve become?

39:00 - The most impermissible emotion & how to deal with it

43:00 - What does “seeking freedom” really mean?

 

Learn more from Gabby Bernstein:

Website: https://gabbybernstein.com/

Instagram: @gabbybernstein

Books: https://gabbybernstein.com/shop/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 

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

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

icebarrel.com/align to get 125$ OFF

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

Mar 3, 2022

What’s the best exercise for sedentary beings who want to live longer, stronger, and happier? Today’s guest firmly believes that resistance training is the answer.

In this episode, Sal Di Stefano takes us through the unbelievable benefits of resistance training on growth hormones, insulin sensitivity, muscle building, and overall well-being. This discussion will help open your eyes to the dangers of modern-day sedentarism and teach you how to save yourself, one small habit changes at a time.

Sal is the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS) and co-founder of Mind Pump Media. He also co-hosts Mind Pump.

 

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to Sal Di Stefano

1:20 - Morning erection: Is it a sign of serious health issues?

3:15 - Myths about resistance training

6:50 - Why resistance training is the best form of exercise, even for non-fitness fanatics

10:00 - Does muscle building help with insulin-sensitivity, obesity, and Alzheimer’s?

13:00 - Winning the testosterone epidemic with resistance training

24:20 - How resistance training protects us against the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle

28:10 - Why couch potatoes burn more calories than hunter-gatherer tribesmen

32:00 - What really is resistance training?

34:50 - The problem of consistency & how to fix it

38:30 - 2 Tips to get fit without worrying about your macros and calorie intake

44:30 - Does working out as a form of self-punishment ever work?

50:00 - Motivation Vs. Discipline: Which do you need more?

 

Learn more from Sal Di Stefano:

Website: www.mindpumpmedia.com

Instagram: @mindpumpmedia

Book: The Resistance Training Revolution: The No-Cardio Way to Burn Fat and Age-Proof Your Body - in Only 60 Minutes a Week

 

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.raoptics.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 15%

www.seed.com/Align and use Align during checkout to get 15%

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

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

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