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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: July, 2022
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
 
Thank you to our Sponsors:
 
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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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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6egNlsOB3AfgLsvNR4zXCA
 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alignpodcast/
 
Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alignpodcast?lang=en
 
 
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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 
 
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
 
alignpodcast.com/community to join our community
 
masszymes.com/alignfree and use code ALIGNFREE to get a FREE bottle of Masszymes + 3 FREE ebooks
 
ketone-iq.com and use code ALIGN20 to save 20% (100 FIRST people ONLY)
 
branchbasics.com/alignpodcast and use code ALIGN to save 15% on all Starter Kits (except the Trial Kit)
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
 
 
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
 
alignpodcast.com/community to join our community
 
masszymes.com/alignfree and use code ALIGNFREE to get a FREE bottle of Masszymes + 3 FREE ebooks
 
gettrukava.com/discount/ALIGN15 and use code ALIGN15 to save 15%
 
ketone-iq.com and use code ALIGN20 to save 20% (100 FIRST people ONLY)
 
getkion.com/align and use code ALIGN to save 20% on Kion Aminos monthly deliveries or 10% off a one-time purchase.
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
 
 
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
 
alignpodcast.com/community to join our community
 
masszymes.com/alignfree and use code ALIGNFREE to get a FREE bottle of Masszymes + 3 FREE ebooks
 
gettrukava.com/discount/ALIGN15 and use code ALIGN15 to save 15%
 
www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%
 
branchbasics.com/alignpodcast and use code ALIGN to save 15% on all Starter Kits (except the Trial Kit)
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