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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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Aug 19, 2021

Have you ever thought about running 100 miles?

Zach Bitter has, multiple times. In this weeks episode of ‘Align Podcast’, I interview running extraordinaire, Zach Bitter. He has broken multiple World and American running records, and has ran hundreds of races. We discuss all things running, injuries, foot strikes, stamina, motivation, mindset, and experiences. Zach and I discuss the mechanical aspects of running, how training and diet works while getting ready for an ultra marathon, and what started his career and passion for running!

Zach has competed professionally in ultramarathons since 2010. Zach has broken both World and American Records, as well as won three national championships. Zach has competed for Team USA’s World 100km Team on three occasions. Zach is the current 100 Mile World Record Holder (11 hours 19 minutes 13 seconds), the current 12 Hour World Record Holder (104.88 miles), the 9th Fastest Time Recorded on the historic JFK 50 Mile Course and the three time National Champion (50 mile ‘12 & ‘15 100km ’14). With his many achievements, he is the expert on running long distances and coaching runners all of the world.

What we discuss…

1:14- Are you a freak of nature? 3:30- Running as the most injury prone exercise 5:29- What are the foundational bullet points for a person to go out and run a marathon? 10:17- Different runner’s foot strikes 15:03- What is your opinion on minimalist shoes & barefoot running? 20:53- How does relaxation take part in your marathons? 31:27- Have you had perceived pain or injuries during your races? 36:07- Do you have any advice for those struggling with mental limitation? 38:55- How do you explain pain disappearing while running? 43:20- Do you have anything else you master & put a lot of time into? 45:00- What did the beginning of your career look like? 50:08- Did you use running to fill some type of void? 56:43- How do you coach someone who is unmotivated? 1:01:17- What thoughts come up in your head while running 100 miles? 1:06:24- What does a typical week of training look like 1:09:48- Other runners breaking Ben’s records 1:14:40- What makes your training different than others?

 

To Learn More about Zach Bitter

Website: https://zachbitter.com

Instagram: @zachbitter

 

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Aug 12, 2021

Have you ever thought about the intricacies of the water you drink?

 

This week’s episode of ‘Align Podcast’ we discuss everything water. We get into all of the intricacies of water filtration devices, the origins and sources of different water, spring water, filtered water, distilled water, it is a highly nuanced subject and can make a massive difference in your athletic performance, your recovery. Robert gets into some very interesting research on the various impact on different illnesses as well. This conversation gets into topics that are happening in the world presently in various ways, we get into deuterium depleted water and what exactly that is, which water filtration system is best for you, and so much more.

 

Robert Slovak is the primary pioneer in the production of reverse osmosis water and is the expert on deuterium depleted water. He is an international water scientist and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost water experts. He devoted himself to the science of water after life-altering experiences. He took his astronautical and mechanical engineering degrees and decided to pursue the research of reverse osmosis with his brother Jack. The dynamic duo were considered the early developers of Reverse Osmosis technology.

 

What we discuss…

5:06- Finding the Passion for Water Science 9:04- Growing Up Enthralled with Science 12:42- Control and Censorship 19:04- 9/11 as a Inside Job 23:50- Tesla Technology 26:01- Who is forbidding the advance of hydrogen cars? 26:41- Contacts with Extra Terrestrial 31:24- Best Science at this Time 33:37- Where did the water come from on Earth? 34:50- Creation v. Evolution  45:20- Human Regulation 46:47- Magic of Sea Water 50:02- Isotonic Water Solutions & Blood Transfusions 53:48- What is Ketone? 57:08- What is structured water? 1:06:03- Benefits of Exclusion Zone Water & Radiation 1:11:10- Water Vortexing 1:14:14- What fixes radiation? 1:22:24- Aging and Keeping Energy 1:26:04- Deuterium Depleted Water 1:36:20- How to get & consume Deuterium Depleted Water?

 

To Learn More about Robert Slovak

Website & Company: Water & Wellness

Instagram: @robtslovak

 

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Jul 30, 2021

Have you ever wondered exactly how your thoughts effect your body?

Everything that happens in your mind; thoughts, feelings, expectations, hopes, fears, desires, guilts, are all tied to the manner in which you occupy your physical vessel. The brain is not designed for accuracy, it’s designed for survival. Our minds can sway our pain because its main goal is to survive, rather than to thrive. We discuss the ways our brain can control our pain and actions through our thoughts. The human body is under no obligation to make sense to us, but we can always try to understand it. The human body is complex, but it’s not complicated. 

 

Dr. Perry is the founder of ‘Stop Chasing Pain’, a podcast that is a resource to help take care of your mind and body, and stop running after pain, and instead get to the root of the problem. He is a master in the world of biomechanics and general healing of the mind and body. Dr. Perry’s strategy with his patients is treating individuals rather than their diagnosis. Every person has a different story, someone who shares the same issue as another, will need a completely different treatment, because they have a completely different past.

 

3:14- Dr. Perry Nickelston Son and Family Life

7:59- Do you think there is a certain ‘code’ to the way trauma are passed down and manifest in our bodies?

13:50- Life is Supernatural, How to Trust the Healing Process

19:52- Explaining pain and your brain

29:46- Diagnosis’ becoming labels and the negative effects of manifestation

34:25- Chronic Back Pain has nothing to do with your back

39:20- How creating good energy for your body is dire for healing

42:19- the relevance of your past to your current health

49:38- What drives the brain?

53:53- Treating people, not diseases

1:00:08- Pain and suffering is how you learn lessons

1:14:14- What do different pain areas mean?

1:21:26- Changing the subconscious to conquer pain

1:26:33- Every system in the body works together

1:29:54- Trusting the process after trauma

1:36:01- The effectiveness of simply moving your body

 

To learn more about Dr. Perry:

Website: www.stopchasingpain.com/

Instagram: @stopchasingpain 

 

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Jul 22, 2021

When did humans become so far from nature?

I talk with Paul Saladino, the ‘Carnivore MD’ to discuss all things natural living. Society has become so full of right angles, straight roads and crips buildings. Just sitting under a tree and looking at the sky is exactly what we need living in this fast-paced world. We discuss the importance of visual nutrition and getting outside. It wouldn’t be a conversation with the ‘Carnivore MD’ if we didn’t unpack all the goodness of meat-eating, and how it is part of our ancestry.

Dr. Saladino is the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable.

He hosts the podcast, Fundamental Health and released his first book in 2020 titled, “The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to our Ancestral Diet.” We talk about his supplement brand, “Heart and Soil” where he designed supplements based on all the nutrients found in meat.

 

3:10- Living with Right Angles and Visual Nutrition

06:37- How does someone incorporate a more natural lifestyle?

08:30- What is true health & happiness?

09:48- Navigating Human Origin Behaviors in the Modern World

12:56- The Cultural Direction Since Corona Virus

15:42- Do you think there there is any misinformation in our ancestry?

18:08- The negativity of plant-based living based on human history

22:50- The foods we eat today are not the same foods of our ancestors

25:49- The lack of fiber in ancestral diets

29:36- Comparing the factory farming of animals and plants

33:04- Looking at both macro and micronutrients 

 

Instagram: 

@carnivoremd

 

Websites

carnivoremd.com

heartandsoil.co

Jul 15, 2021

Where in history did ideas of human sexuality change? What was sexually normal in ancient times that is not normal now?

Danielli Bolelli is one of the most fascinating, precise, interesting, historians. You may have seen him on Joe Rogan's podcast, he also hosts both the 'History on Fire' podcast and the "Drunken Taoist' podcast. He is a martial artist and all around a badass. 

In this episode of Align, we get into the history of human sexuality. We discuss ancient sexual norms in Rome and Greece, as well as modern day practices. How urbanization has created widespread loneliness, how humans still have the hunter-gatherer mindset, submission, matriarchies and patriarchies, and so much more.

 

To learn more about Danieli

Instagram: @daniele_bolelli

Twitter: @DBolelli 

Website: http://www.danielebolelli.com

 

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May 19, 2020

In this episode of the Align podcast, special guest Mike Wasilisin talks about the power of embracing pain. We chat about how everyone has the ability within them to achieve whatever it is they want to achieve and how everyone can live an unbelievable life that is free from pain. But in order to get there, we need to endure the pain, as it's a necessary part of growth, both physically and mentally. So instead of avoiding the pain, we need to steer towards it to live the life we want for ourselves.

Mike is the founder of MoveU, a step by step method for helping you develop positional presence, a state of whole-body symmetry where you’re constantly observing, and correcting your body’s position with your muscles to achieve balance and strength.

Prior to MoveU, Mike had a clinical practice that led him to work around the clock, with no room for a personal life. Realizing this isn’t the life he wanted for himself, he dedicated every free moment to building the life he truly wanted that allowed him to commit to his higher purpose: inspiring the world to transform pain into a powerful mind and body.

Find more from Mike: 

@moveU

moveu.com

Mar 9, 2020
In this episode of the Align podcast, Abel James and I have a deep conversation on a wide array of topics that all drive back to letting go your ego and becoming deeper in-tune with yourself–from toxic masculinity and our obsession with validation, to breaking through the materialistic world and Abel’s new book, Designer Babies Don't Get Scabies. 
 
Abel is a New York Times best-selling, creator of #TheWildDiet, host of the Fat Burning Man podcast, and an all-around quality person. This conversation highlights his wealth of knowledge and unique outlook on life that will help you optimize your mind, body, movement. 
 
What we discuss: 
Comparing the way different cultures eat
Toxic Masculinity
Burning out for validation
Able’s new poetry book
How poetry is within all of us
Breaking through materialistic society 
Why you need to flip reality on it’s head
The power of visualization 
 
Find more from Abel:
@fatburningman
fatburningman.com
Feb 10, 2020

In this episode of the Align podcast, I chat with world-renowned boxer, Tony Jeffries. Tony was the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, 7 time national champion, and an undefeated professional boxer. Today, Tony remains active in the fitness industry, traveling the world as an international trainer, honing the skills of professional athletes, including UFC fighters, and sculpting the bodies of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

 

I believe Tony is the kindest, most open-hearted human, especially for being such a bad ass, and know you’re going to enjoy our grounded and authentic conversation on what it’s like to have an Olympic mindset. Tony gets vulnerable, sharing the mental struggles he faced, the mental shifts he needed to make, and the affect his mentality has on his life now. Tony believes mental preparation needs to come before all else, and claims the game completely changed once he made it his number one priority.

 

Find more from Tony: 

@tony_jeffries

Jan 30, 2020

In this episode of the Align podcast, I give you a step-by-step guide on how I prepare for every single one of my podcast interviews. Plus, I give you a full breakdown of all the equipment I use for recording.

 

No matter what kind of interview you are conducting, I believe it’s beyond important to follow the guidelines I share with you to make your guests feel comfortable, respected, and prepared to give you their best knowledge. Whether you’re podcast interviewing, or simply having a conversation, using these tactics will improve your communication skills and ensure you get the most out of the person you are speaking with. 

 

If you have any questions on purchasing equipment, getting it set up, or on how I conduct my interviews, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram, @alignpodcast

 

The equipment I use: 

Blue Yeti USB Mic

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder

Behringer Microamp HA400 Ultra-Compact 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier



Jan 9, 2020
Do you become a crockpot of stress when stuck when driving or traveling? I’m guessing your answer is yes, and that’s why in this episode of the Align podcast, I break down my bullet proof principles for ameliorating these situations. You’ll learn how to align your travel to become healthier and more optimized when sitting in a car, airplane, bus, or train. I know when you apply these principles, you will successfully turn commute and travel into opportunities rather than a way of martyring yourself to get form place to place.
 
It’s fascinating how deeply associated our physical patterns are with the way we think, the way we feel, and the way we perceive ourselves. When we are in the correct mechanical posture, it translates to how we act in the world. Since we spend so much of our time driving and traveling, it’s essential to improve our travel experience. 
 
What you’ll learn: 
  • The negative affects of driving and travel on your mind and body
  • Correct posture for sitting in the car
  • Quick adjustments to make to your car 
  • How to do isometric workouts 
  • The power of 5 minutes of movement 
  • Random hacks for easing the pain of airplanes

Find more from me: 

@alignpodcast

alignpodcast.com

 

Dec 30, 2019

Continually breaking new ground in integrative and functional medicine, Ann Louise Gittleman is a top nutritionist who was years before current trends like Paleo and Keto. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women’s health issues. She is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books on health and nutrition including diet, detox, women’s health, men’s health, perimenopause, menopause, beauty and the environment.

Dec 23, 2019

Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life” (www.BeyondTrainingBook.com) Ben's articles, podcast and videos reach over a million unique views each month. Ben's blog and podcast are at www.BenGreenfieldFitness.com, every solution Ben recommends is at GetKion.com and Ben resides in Spokane, WA with his wife and twin boys.

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Dec 18, 2019

Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum is one of the world's leading microbiome researchers and the scientist who named the mycobiome, our body's fungal community. He lectures at many institutions globally, including the National Institutes of Health, on the microbiome and his breakthrough research on probiotics.

Learn more about Dr. Ghannoum 

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Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Hill is one of the top peak performance coaches in the country. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA’s Department of Psychology and continues to do research on attention and cognition. Research methodology includes EEG, QEEG, and ERP. He has been practicing neurofeedback since 2003.

For more information on Dr. Hill or to inquire about Neurofeedback, visit The Peak Brain Institute

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Nov 25, 2019

Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell burst onto the MMA scene in 1998 during his UFC debut fight win against Noe Hernandez in UFC 17.  His rise to UFC champion includes most notable TKO wins against Randy Couture (UFC 52 & 57), Tito Ortiz (UFC 47 & 66), Wanderlei Silva (UFC 79) and the KO win that catapulted him into UFC stardom at UFC 31 against Kevin Randleman.  Chuck reigned as UFC World Light Heavyweight Champion for two years, defending his title five times.

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Nov 12, 2019

Whitney Miller is a relationship coach and co-host of the True Sex & Wild Love podcast. Whitney was also awarded the title of Miss Texas United States 2012, and subsequently Miss United States 2012, and also happens to be a professional wake surfer.

This conversation is quite vulnerable and was a pleasure to share, enjoy! 

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Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems.

Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert and course instructor for the world’s largest wellness brands such as mindbodygreen and goop.

 

Nov 1, 2019

Brian Hoyer is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and is a certified Geobiologist trained by a pioneering naturopathic and environmental medicine clinic in Austria that’s been addressing EMF and geopathic stress since 1983. 

Brian and his wife, Lindsey, built an EMF shielded tiny house in the summer of 2017.  Brian travels all over the country doing EMF assessments, speaking at conferences and on podcasts, and helping families install shielding solutions. He doesn't always bring the tiny house with him. It's not really so tiny!

This conversation was recorded on my roof in Santa Monica, enjoy!

Visit Brian at Shielded Healing

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Oct 21, 2019

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist and author of four #1 New York times bestselling books. She has been one of America’s most well known public voices for more than three decades and is presently running for President of The United States. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne was kind enough to record this live in LA (watch Youtube video) as she was passing through on her presidential campaign. 

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Oct 14, 2019

Fortune Magazine reported that Alex Banayan is the world's youngest venture capitalist and he was ranked on Forbe's 30 Under 30 List. Alex is the author of the best selling book, The Third Door and is the youngest business author signed in the Crown Publishing Group's 80-year history.

 

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Oct 7, 2019

Emily Morse is a sex therapist, media personality and author. She is the host of the long-running podcast, Sex with Emily and host of Sex with Emily Live on Sirius XM’s Stars 109 weekdays from 5-7PM PST. She also hosted Loveline with Dr. Drew for three years, was the lead in the Bravo reality show Miss Advised, and is a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan and Glamour to name a few. She wants you to be having better sex.

 

This conversation was recorded at the Sex with Emily studio in LA and was truly one of my favorites, enjoy!

 

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Sep 30, 2019
This was recorded live at Worldz Summit in Long Beach, CA.
Jim Kwik (his real name) is a dear friend and the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Kwik created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance.
 
Check Jim out on Instagram
 
Watch the YouTube video of the conversation!
 
 
Sep 23, 2019

“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”. Patrick McKeown

World- renowned author and breathing practitioner Patrick McKeown was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, before completing his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia. This training was accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko.

In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, well being and fitness.

Learn more about Patrick on Instagram

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Sep 9, 2019

Emily Schromm is a personal trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and serial entrepreneur helping others empower themselves by way of food and movement. This conversation goes deep into thought patterns, communication skills and nutritional therapy. It was recorded on the roof top of her gym in Colorado, enjoy!

Connect with Emily on Instagram or emilyschromm.com

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