Align Podcast

Hi, I'm Aaron Alexander, manual therapist and movement coach, and I'm here to optimize your life through aligning your mind, body and movement. Each Monday, I'm joined by world-renowned health experts, discussing the most pressing topics in the world of wellness. And each Thursday, I provide you with my person expertise on aligning your life. This podcast always takes a holistic approach to all things health, explores topics from unique view points, and provides you with actionable tips and tangible takeaways. I would love for you to connect with me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.
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Aug 10, 2020

People are less in touch with their bodies―and especially their breathing―than ever before. And ironically, people who take pride in taking care of their bodies actually put themselves at greater risk. Why? Because they’re asking their body to take on next-level demands, but failing at life’s most essential skill: efficient breathing.


Proper breathing is the world’s most powerful biohack.


In this episode of the Align Podcast, Belisa Vranich shares how we can master our breath to unlock more strength, greater endurance, sharper precision, faster recovery, and ultimately optimize our lives.


Belisa is a clinical psychologist, author of Breathing for Warriors, founder of The Breathing Class, and is here to give you a step-by-step guide on how to biohack your breath.


Find more from Belisa:

Instagram: @drbelisa

Book: Breathing for Warriors


Aug 5, 2020

Disclaimer: This isn’t your typical Paul Saladino podcast episode on the Carnivore Diet.


I’ve had him on the podcast before where I challenged him on the topic. This conversation is more focused on how food has effected human evolution, why our brains are shrinking, the actual cause of visceral fat, what it would take to actually get the nutrients you need through plant-based foods. Plus, during the episode, he pulls up an assortment of different graphs and charts to validate his points which I found beyond fascinating. Be sure to watch the episode on YouTube as well to view.


One thing I respect about Dr. Saladino is the extensive research he does before putting his viewpoints into the world. I know for many people, believing we should only be eating animal-based foods sounds like the unhealthiest thing we could do for ourselves. Although, Paul has extensive studies to back up his claims and also does not believe you need to eat 100% animal-based to reap the benefits. And another disclaimer, he does not believe only eating conventional animal foods and muscle meat attributes to a healthy diet. And in the episode, he explains why.


I believe Dr. Saladino to be an important figure in the wellness community as he challenges the general narrative of nutritional dogma. He is completely going against the grain of most accepted modern concepts of having a balanced nutritional diet and goes more towards an ancestral approach utilizing animal-based foods for our nutrition.


What we discuss:

  • Dr. Saladino's thoughts on wearing masks
  • Human evolution and the impact of consuming animal foods
  • The evolution of human brain size and what contributes to the change
  • Nutrients for developing a bigger brain
  • The B12 myth
  • The nutrients found in animal foods that we can't find in plant foods
  • Evolutionary inconsistencies
  • Issue with plant oils
  • How fats act as hormones
  • What happens when we eat Linoleic acid.
  • Carbs don't cause diabetes or metabolic disfunction
  • How to avoid visceral fat
  • 3 steps to get rid of it
  • The worst mistake in human history
  • Goal with the carnivore code
  • Best and worst vegetables you could eat (you'll be surprised!)


Be sure to checkout the newest version of his, The Carnivore Code, here.


Listen to our other conversation on the Carnivore Diet here where I give him a good challenge on his beliefs behind consuming an animal-based diet. 

Jul 16, 2020

Our food is getting cheaper and cheaper, but at what cost? Not only are our current farming and food processing practices and systems deteriorating our health, but it's causing even more harm to our ecosystem.

The question at play in this episode is how can we create food for ourselves in such a way that actually restores the health and vitality of the soil of which we are producing our food?

In this episode, I am joined by Anya Fernald who has the asnwer. She is the founder and CEO of Belcampo Inc., a family of companies that encompasses Belcampo farms where they humanely raise organic meat (which I believe produces the highest quality meat I have ever come across in my life). Belcampo focuses exclusively on regenerative farming practices, which means it restores the land it uses rather than deteriorate it.

Anya is a brilliant woman and I was in complete awe throughout the entire interview learning from her about our food, where it comes from, and the impact it has on our environment.

What we discuss:

How we have “perfected” nature 5:00

The interconnectedness of nature (How we solve one problem but create another): 13:00 

The different roles of animals: 18:30

How animal digestive systems work and how it’s integral to our ecosystem: 21:30

Eating non-socially acceptable parts of animals 23:30

Shocking foods fed to animals: 29:00

Animals in Confinement vs. Pasture-raised: 30:00

Why cow farts are harmful to the environment: 32:00

What is regenerative farming: 33:00

What happens when you farm on marginal land: 40:00

Is regenerative farming scalable?: 41:00

The shift in mentally that needs to happen in the value we place on meat in our diet: 47:00

Anya’s tips for what our first steps should be 53:00

Check out Belcampo here.

Follow Anya on IG here.

Jul 2, 2020

We are a species that–whether we want to face it or not–is on it’s way to becoming extinct and this earth will carry on with or without us. So the great question Michael and I explore in this conversation is how can we pull ourselves back from all the noise so that we are able to hear the signal? Michael believes the answer to this question is shifting the way we live by reverting back to ancient ways, techniques, and worldly views. What does that mean? Download now to find out more.

Michael is a social entrepreneur focused on building movements for social impact. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied community-building strategies in Sri Lanka, where he lived and researched for two years. As a member of the Board of Directors of Sarvodaya USA Michael worked intimately with Sri Lanka's largest social movement and NGO, Sarvodaya, serving 11 million people across 15,000 villages. Since that time he has traveled and worked to build global movements.


What we discuss:

The collective vs. Individual way of living: 6:00

Shifting the way we live to preserve humanity: 20:00

Michaels shamanic experience: 34:00

Using psychedelics 37:00

RIghts of passage: 42:00


Find more from Michael:

Instagram: @michaeltrainer

Podcast: Peak Mind 

Jun 18, 2020

If you think you’ve heard everything Max Lugavere has to say about the Genius Life, I’m guessing you haven’t heard this. We go deeper than his brand-new book and take a look into how Max lives his personal Genius Life. We not only discuss his brand-new book, The Genius Life, but also dive into how he has navigated through the events of 2020, the music he creates (did you know he’s a musician?), and all things mind and body because that’s what this podcast is all about.

Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, as well as The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, which is his newest book. He is also the host of the #1 Apple Podcasts Health podcast, The Genius Life.

What we discuss:

How posting only your “best side” can be a form of violence to others 4:30
Max’s experience navigating through the coronavirus: 8:00
Statistics on obesity: 18:00
What inflammation does to your body: 20:30
The three H’s that define good health: 28:00
Common nutrient deficiencies: 29:45
Max’s personal journey as a musician: 34:00
Dealing with trauma: 49:00
Mastering your voice: 55:00

Find more from Max:


Instagram: @maxlugavere

Book: The Genius Life

Podcast: The Genius Life Podcast

Jun 10, 2020

Let's talk about Black Lives Matter.

Some people believe protesting and posting on social media is the most effective way to bring about change in our country, although I believe the most effective way is to become better educated on exactly what is happening, as well as have open dialog and honest conversations to help better understand.

In this episode of the Align Podcast, I'm joined by Robert Fergusson who shares his experience growing up as an African American with the racism and injustice in our country. He also shares his approach to supporting the movement and his best advice for how we can make an actual change.

I cannot thank Robert enough for providing me with a new perspective on the movement. I hope you enjoy the conversation and find it as beneficial as much as I did.

May 11, 2020

In this episode of the Align podcast, I chat with returning guest Dr. Christian Gonzalez on the happenings in the world right now. We discuss:

  • Are the numbers screwed? And why are they screwed?

  • Are face masks actually effective?

  • Is quarantining the best solution flattening the curve?

  • Is a vaccine the ultimate solution?

  • Is over-sanitizing helping or hurting our immunity?

  • What are alternative measures we can be taking to strengthen our immunity?

  • Why is our free speech being taken away?

It’s important to note this is a conversation and not to be taken as hard facts. Now more than ever it is important for you to question everything you hear, do your own research, and take everything with a grain of salt. Although, I hope this conversation provides you with a new perspective and challenges you to rethink and question what is happening in the world today.

Dr. Gonzalez is a naturopathic doctor who earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Rutgers University and his Medical Doctorate at the University of Bridgeport's College of Naturopathic Medicine.


Dr. Gonzalez's previous episode on the podcast:


Find more from Dr. Gonzalez:

Instagram: @doctor.g_

Podcast: Heal Thy Self

May 4, 2020

In this episode, I am joined by a good friend, Luke Storey, who shares his wisdom cultivated through overcoming his personal addiction and trauma and developing his higher self.

We begin the conversation discussing the topics of the current situation with tech senatorship, Luke’s outlook on pollution and why we pollute the earth, and the effects 5G and radiation have on our bodies.

We then dive into a deep and meaningful conversation on why we become addicts, how to break our cycles of addiction, the karmic effect of how we live our lives, and how it ties into our spiritual evolution.

Luke Storey is a motivational speaker, kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, world-class biohacker, host of The Life Stylist Podcast, and founder of the world's premier online fashion school for stylists, School of Style which he founded in 2008.

Luke’s spent the past twenty-three years developing and refining the ultimate wellness lifestyle, based on the most transformative principles of primal health and ancient spiritual practices, while at the same time embracing the most cutting-edge natural healing and consciousness-expanding technologies. He has tenaciously applied the results of his field research and used them to not only completely transform his own life but also the lives of thousands of fans and followers through his various media channels and speaking engagements.


What we discuss:

Tech censorship 2:00

Polluting the earth 6:00

5G and radiation 11:00

Addiction and trauma 23:00

Karma and our spiritual evolution 55:00


Find more from Luke:


Apr 27, 2020

In this episode of the Align podcast, Jim Kwik and I have a conversation on the three senses: sound, touch, and sight. We discuss how you are born with these powerful tools but the majority of us never get trained on how to use and develop them effectively. We also discuss how these powers relate not only to our overall wellbeing but also to our cognitive performance and physiology. This episode will give you a clear guide on how to tap into the power of sound, sight, and touch, to change the way you interact in the world and more importantly, the way you interact with yourself.  


Check out Jim's new book: Limitless

Follow Jim on Instagram: @jimkwik

Apr 13, 2020

How often do you think about why you do what you do, why you see the world a certain way, and why you’re unable to create change within yourself? In this episode of the Align podcast, Kyle Thiermann and I have a deep conversation that will change your viewpoint on how you approach multiple aspects of your life.


We answer the questions...

  • Why do we hold ourselves back from success? And why do others of us go after success at any cost?
  • How can we meet our enemy where they are? And why is it important to befriend your enemy? 
  • How can we have more empathy for others? And why don’t we have empathy in the first place?
  • What is the best way to create change in the world and in other people? 


Kyle is a Patagonia Surf Ambassador, producer, freelance journalist, and host of the podcast, The Kyle Thiermann Show. Kyle is also the co-creator and producer of The Motherf*cker Awards, a satirical awards show that aims to create corporate accountability through comedy. 

Mar 2, 2020
“Animal foods are clearly superior to plant foods in every way, shape, and form.” Do you agree with this statement? My guess is no. But if we all agreed on the same things, the world would be a very boring place. Regardless of your beliefs, it’s extremely important to explore all the different perspectives to gain a clearer understanding and deepen our beliefs.
In this episode of the Align podcast, I'm joined by guest Dr. Paul Saladino, MD, who dives into the topic of the Carnivore Diet based off his new book, The Carnivore Code. If you have listened to a podcast on the Carnivore Diet before, trust me when I say this episode is unique. I asked Dr. Saladino challenging questions that provides you with information you have never heard on a podcast before. 
He gives an in-depth explanation as to why he believes eating animal foods, from animal meat, animal organs, and animal fats, are the richest source of nutrition. Most likely, you’ve been led to believe plant-based diets is the healthiest diet to live by. He demystifies this myth and gives you a step-by-step guide on beginning the carnivore diet. 
It’s very important to note, I don’t have a firm stance in what I believe is the best diet for optimal living. Please keep in mind that this episode is not a reflection of my personal perspective on nutrition. I enjoy standing on the side lines and watching the world leading health experts tee off on what they think is best.

Find More From Dr. Saladino: 
Book: The Carnivore Code
Instagram: @carnivoremd
Feb 25, 2020

Celebrity dog trainer and guest of this episode of the Align podcast, Tamar Gellar, discusses the wisdom and knowledge she has cultivated through dog training and shares how it can be applied to the lives of humans. We discuss a range of topics, including how our ability to accept and embrace pain increases the quality of our lives, how we are forced out of living our truth in today’s society, and the importance of connecting and aligning with our feelings. 


Tamar Geller is a New York Times bestselling author and as OPRAH says “A Life Coach for Dogs and their People”. “The Loved Dog” method that she created almost 30 years ago is based on the knowledge she acquired as an intelligence officer in the Israeli Special Forces, from the respect that she gained for the wisdom of nature during the time she spent observing wolves in the wild, and her devotion to personal growth. Tamar has transformed lives and impacted relationships not only for dogs but also of people, who gained insight into themselves and their loved ones while learning Tamar’s unique and mindfulness-based dog training method.


Tamar has helped celebrity clients like Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, Larry King, Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Anniston, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia DeRossi & of course Oprah, and many non-famous dog lovers, to have the most awesome dogs.


What we discuss:

  • The positive effects of “faking it until you make it” 
  • How we filter what we allow into our brains 
  • The power of noticing what we like and what we don’t like
  • Connecting and aligning with our feelings
  • How we are forced out of living our truth in today’s society 
  • How our ability to accept pain increases the quality of our lives 
  • The six needs of humans vs. the five needs of dogs
  • Plant medicine 
  • Shifting your negative thoughts
  • Feeling unworthy of love
  • The process of coming back to ourselves
  • The right way to communicate with our dogs and how the translates to communicating with people 
  • Best tips for training your dog 
Jan 27, 2020
In this episode of the Align podcast, I have a not so conventional conversation with Dr. Joel Kahn on plant-based nutrition. At his core, Dr. Joel Kahn believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. Although, the two of us dive into the precautions vegans need to take when eliminating animal products from their diet long-term. 
Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after Dr. Kahn’s own commitment to a plant based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist. Sharing many of these ideologies in this episode, Dr. Kahn educates us on plant-based nutrition in a refreshingly non-biased light. 
What you’ll learn: 
  • Vitamin deficiencies in a plant-based diet
  • Breaking the myth of protein deficiency
  • How meat is degenerative for the body
  • Environmental affects of vegetables vs. meat
  • Biochemical affects of a plant-based diet 
  • How studies vegan and non-vegan diets are skewed
  • How to recognize whether or not a specific diet is right for you
  • A new syndrome: Red Meat allergy 
  • Getting ketotic on plants only 
  • Keto-friendly beans 
  • How your microbiome changes when you take meat out of your diet
  • Effects of plaque build-up in the body 
  • The type of exercise the human body is built for 
Find more from Dr. Joel Kahn
Jan 23, 2020
In this episode of the Align podcast, I break down what my daily diet looks like, the beliefs I hold around nutrition, and my best advice for deciding what diet and nutrition practices are right fro you. 
This is a subject I typically stay away from, as I feel dietary dogmas are just like religious dogmas, and prefer to respect people's decision on what to put inside their bodies. But, enough listeners and followers have asked for an episode on what my diet looks like, so here it is! 
What I discuss: 
  • My diet
  • My meal timing
  • The benefits of Intermittent fasting
  • The importance of diversity
  • Other sources of nutrition outside of food 
  • Cooking practices for best nutrient absorption and digestion 
  • Foods I believe should be avoided
  • My thoughts on the keto diet 
  • How to decide what diet is best for you

Find more from me: 


Jan 13, 2020
In this episode of the Align Podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Perlmutter, world-renowned, board-certified neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. The two of us dive into one of the most important topics we could discuss in this day and age: detoxing our mind. 
With the amount of technology, social media, and toxic foods we are exposed to daily, and our lack of exposure to nature, our minds are constantly being manipulated. All these pose serious risks to our physical and mental health, relationships, and even our ability to control our own thoughts. Plus, we find ourselves more lonely, anxious, depressed, distrustful, illness-prone, and overweight than ever before. 
Dr. Perlmutter refers to this as disconnection syndrome, which is caused by our modern lives pushing us into separating from our wellness, health and joy. Dr. Perlmutter walks us through the different elements associated with this syndrome and provides us with practical ways to break the cycle. To learn more, be sure to check out his new book, Brain Wash. 
What you’ll learn: 
  • The negative effects of technology and social media have on your brain and happiness
  • How lack of sleep negatively effects your decision making and causes unwanted weight gain
  • Scientific evidence proving the power of meditation 
  • The importance of nature and simple hacks for incorporating more into your life
  • The importance of re-evaluating your priorities and how you spend your time
  • A step-by-step guide for making your time spend online a healthy experience
  • How processed foods rewires are brain effects our decision making
  • The basics rules of eating for detoxify your mind 
Highlights from Dr. Perlmutter: 
  • “Everyone wants to live a long and healthy life, and has the information, but the problem lies in making the choice to live a healthy life. The ability to make that choice has been taken from us. It’s widely known that our eyeballs are being manipulated when we are online but what’s not as clear is how our diets have been manipulated. The addition of sugar, salt, and low-quality fat makes these foods more addictive by literally rewiring our brain. This rewiring affects our decision making, which locks us into making the decision to continue to consume these foods over and over again.”


  • “Stress is a sure-fire way to lock yourself into your amygdala, the “fear-based” center of your brain, and block you from the pre-frontal cortex, the part of your brain that allows you to make better decisions, experience empathy, participate in life and plan for the future. So what’s the opposite of stress? No stress. And how do you make that happen? It’s simple: Meditation. If you look at functional MRI scans of those who meditate, you’ll find that their prefrontal cortex is lit up like a Christmas tree. Plus, that activity continues to persist, even when you are done meditating for the day. And that is exactly what we are trying to accomplish.” 
  • “One night of not getting enough sleep drastically effects decision making the following day, triggering us to be more impulsive and make the wrong decisions with food. If you draw that out over time, you will find people who routinely do not get enough restorative sleep, consume as much as 350 extra calories a day, without equally increasing the energy expenditure. Which means, 10 days of under sleeping equals one pound of gained body fat. Play that out over a few years and no wonder people get into trouble.”
Find more from Dr. Perlmutter: 
Instagram: @davidperlmutter
Facebook: @davidperlmutter
Book: Brain Wash

Find more from me: 


Dec 17, 2018

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

His books have been published in 34 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan. He is the editor of the upcoming collection The Microbiome and the Brain that will be authored by top experts in the field and will be published in late 2019 by CRC Press. He has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show and The CBS Early Show.

Grab a copy of Grain Brain, it's worth it!

Aug 3, 2018

Vipassana is a 10-day silent meditation. This is an in depth, slightly nerdy conversation about my recent experience with vipassana with my good friend and neuroscience/brain health guru, Ryan Glatt. He handles the 'hard-science' and I explain the 'new-age granola version' Enjoy!

Aug 28, 2017

Exceptional performance with practicing

Almost two hours in a cylinder filled with 700 kilograms of ice cubes seems like an impossible feat. To climb the highest and coldest mountains in the world, in only shorts, you have to be almost superhuman. And a half marathon barefoot running through snow and ice?! … Yep, it might sound unbelievable, but it’s nothing but true. You know what else? You can do this too! Wim Hof has several breathing exercises and cold-water training that made him able to deliver this performance.

It begins with proper breathing

Wim is able to hold his breath with ease for over six minutes while his entire body is submerged under water. Cold water, obviously. It’s possible for everyone. The base lies in proper breathing.

Through a proper breathing and training it, you can train to hold your breath longer and make conscious contact with your heart, autonomic nervous system, and immune system. It also has a positive influence on your blood circulation.

Next step: Confrontation with the cold

After the breathing and meditation exercises, your body and mind will be prepared for the next challenge: the confrontation with cold. Through certain exposures to the cold, you can make your body stronger. You can start now by practicing this at home! For example, take a cold shower after a hot one. This will train the tiny muscles in your veins to become more flexible. As you progress you can even sit, walk, or run through the snow and ice. More importantly, this helps your body prevent future diseases

May 16, 2017

ABOUT Luke Storey

Luke Storey, a former Hollywood Celebrity Stylist, has spent the past 20 years developing and refining a robust way of life based on the principles of nature and spirituality, while embracing technology and modern convenience.

Using himself as a human research lab, Luke has explored a broad and sometimes extreme variety of measures to obtain optimal health, performance, and well-being. From being injected with poisonous frog venom, to enduring weeks of neurofeedback meditation in an isolation chamber, Luke has scoured the earth for the most cutting edge as well as ancient technologies and used them to transform his life and the lives of countless others.

Luke is a Lifestyle Designer, public speaker, and entrepreneur, who continues to share his strategies for healing and happiness through his private and corporate coaching services.

Since 2008 Luke has also served as Founder and CEO at School of Style, the nation's most prominent fashion school for stylists.



May 8, 2017

The Whole30 program was officially launched in 2009 when co-founder Melissa Hartwig shared the details of a 30-day dietary experiment she and her co-founder had recently completed on her personal training blog. Since then, the Whole30 community has grown by millions of fans and followers, and has expanded to include four New York Times best-selling books. The Whole30 websites currently serves 2 million unique visitors a month, with readers checking in from more than 100 different countries, and has a combined social media base of more than 2 million fans and followers.

Melissa Hartwig, CISSN: Headmistress/Co-Founder

Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits. She is the co-creator of the original Whole30 program, a four-time New York Times bestselling author (It Starts With Food,  The Whole30, Food Freedom Forever, and The Whole30 Cookbook). She has been featured by Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalDetailsShape, Outside, and SELF, and ranked #27 on Greatists Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness in 2017. Melissa has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, and is a prominent keynote speaker on social media and branding, health trends, and entrepreneurship.

Melissa enjoys kettlebell training, yoga, hiking, solo traveling, and riding her motorcycle. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.

Facebook hartwig.melissa| Instagram @melissa_hartwig| Twitter @melissahartwig_



Apr 24, 2017


I'm a former physicist, a lifelong runner, and (most of all, these days) a science journalist. In the pages of Runner's World, my "Fast Lane" column focuses on training for peak performance -- workouts, racing strategies, and other battle-tested tips to bring down your PRs.

You can read more about my background at my personal website if you're interested. In brief, I started my career as a physicist doing postdoctoral research with the National Security Agency, and competed as a national-class runner for Canada for a decade. In my late 20s, I switched from scientist to science journalist; since then, I've won a National Magazine Award and my writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Outside, Popular Mechanics (where I'm a contributing editor), Men's Journal, Bicycling, and elsewhere. You can read some examples of my work here.

My latest book is called Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise. Yes, it's a mouthful. The premise is pretty simple: it takes 111 common (and uncommon) questions about fitness -- e.g. Should I exercise when I'm sick? And what's the actual difference between running on a treadmill, running on an elliptical trainer, and running outside? -- and digs up the current state of peer-reviewed knowledge. It's not a textbook: the aim is to make the research accessible to anyone who's interested, from total exercise beginners to competitive athletes.

To keep up with the latest Sweat Science posts, please follow me on Twitter or check out the Sweat Science Facebook page. Thanks for following!

Dec 19, 2016

Soon thereafter in 2008, he launched his first podcast Underground Wellness Radio, on which he interviewed authors and experts in the alternative health space. The program ran for 7 years with over 10 million downloads and 348 episodes about all things real food and functional medicine with a sprinkle of personal development on the side.

During his seven years with Underground Wellness (UW), Sean penned his still-popular Dark Side of Fat Loss ebook, started the JERF (Just Eat Real Food) movement, and hosted seven online summit events, including The Thyroid Sessions, Digestion Sessions, and The Depression Sessions.

In late 2015, Sean walked away from his thriving UW brand to create a new movement in the world of personal development and the science of mind. The nerd in him couldn’t stop wondering what makes people do what they do and not do the things they really want to do.

Learn more about Sean at


Jim Carrey intro, credit to Absolute Motivation.

Dec 12, 2016


I used to be known as JackAss from my days at, or Smelly from the feature film documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster." I am now the strongest strength coach in the world (maybe someone can dispute this fact, but I don't know who). I'm a husband, a father of two, an editor for Power Magazine (, an inventor of the Sling Shot ( and the owner of "The Strongest Gym In The West," Super Training, in Sacramento, CA. It was voted by Men's Health as one of the top 30 gyms in the country. I coach a team of 20 highly competitive powerlifters. We work hard, but we have tons of fun. The fun and intensity of the gym can be seen on our website, www.SuperTraining.Tv. I have also established the wildly popular "Power Project Q and A," which now has over 2 million views. You can check that out at

I am a World and American record holding pro powerlifter. I've squatted 1,080 lbs, benched 854 lbs, and deadlifted 766 lbs. My 2,628 lb total is the highest in California history. I'm currently ranked in the top 10 of all-time at 275 and 308.

Nov 29, 2016

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.

Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.

For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher, regularly addressing health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America.

Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; an Honorary Degree (Law) from the University of Northern British Columbia; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University; and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.

Nov 21, 2016

While my expertise is in the pharmaceutical world, I explore the various scientific, nutritional, and pharmacological ins and outs of optimal health. My training includes 4 years in plant biology, bachelor in nutritional science and food science, doctorate in pharmacy, and Crossfit Nutrition Certified by Robb Wolf (and Nicki Violetti). Like Orwell discovered, writing can fuse together favorite purposes. In this case, it melds medicine, music and MAXIMUM VITALITY.

Check out Grace's amazing seminar in Berkley this coming December!



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