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Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Live Life Well

Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Help Men & Women Live Life Well. Your host, Josh Trent, spotlights ​world class experts in the fields of physical and emotional intelligence, mindset, behavior change, supplementation, nutrition, health, wellness, fitness, and technology that empower you with actionable steps for your wellness journey. After struggling with anxiety, depression, and weight gain in adolescence, in 2004 Josh let go of over 75 pounds and transformed his life by becoming a health and fitness professional that would coach over 12,000 sessions and evolve into one of the top wellness influencers on iTunes. In this podcast together, we discover the connections between our emotions and healthy habits to live our best life and enjoy the process. Every week, you'll learn from exceptional people who have dedicated their lives to being a positive force for our global collective. Deeper topics include: Physical intelligence, emotional intelligence, behavior change, wellness, behavioral psychology, habits, mindset, fitness, health, strength training, organic supplementation, bio-hacking, body transformation, psychedelics, digital health, quantified self, mHealth, wearable technology and more.
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Nov 29, 2016

"How you perceive, interrupt, and how you experience reality is unique to you like your thumb print. That neurologically you are an endangered species." - Bonnie Kelly

 

Today, certified life coach & personal development expert, Bonnie Kelly, tells her story have how she overcame an astonishing amount of hurt and betrayal to become the strong woman, coach, speaker, and author on a mission to help 100 million people end needless suffering. 

In just one year, we've listened to so many incredible stories about how powerful the subconscious mind is, and today we have a powerful one that sits atop the collective.

One way to Bonnie was able to let go of her past to move on with a new life was by reprogramming negative thoughts to create a new, truthful story and forgiving her past.

 

Our Subconscious Software

 

"Feelings are the guards that stand watch over the belief ensuring it will not escape. For many of us, childhood felt more like an episode of Survivor than Leave it to Beaver." - Bonnie Kelly

 

Our brain is similar to a computer. We have a monitor that connects to the tower to transmit all of the necessary information to function and learn. Inside the computer, we have software that stores and saves all of our memories in the history file.

Our software is our subconscious mind which controls all of our thinking and can also create either positive, true thoughts or negative, false thoughts in our mind as far as:

  • Who we think we are
  • How we show up in the world
  • How we fit in the world

 

Negative Core Beliefs

 

Throughout life, we collect negative experiences and traumas. Even as children, any unintentional hardship that we experience becomes  part of our negative core beliefs.

These experiences are like viruses being installed in our brains. We end up accepting harmful events and remember them in our subconscious. Once these negative thoughts become part of our every day thinking, it's hard to change them.

If we don't challenge our negative core beliefs, they become part of who we are and we tell ourselves false ideas such as:

  • We're not lovable.
  • We don't matter.
  • We're not good enough.

 

Stop The Cycle of Negative Thinking

We attract ourselves to feelings or environments that are familiar to us. Because of this, we always we end up in experiences at re-validate any negative thoughts that we have about ourselves.

Bonnie experienced a constant cycle of  bad relationships because that was what she was drawn to. Her negative core belief that she is not lovable attracted her to people and situations and confirmed that thought.

She's realized that if we don't recognize the continuous cycle of negative thinking, we will continue to believe that our NCB's are true.

We have to realize that this is how the brain is working against us. 

If we disconnect ourselves from the negative thinking and stop reinforcing a new habit from a previous negative thought for 3 days, we can change ourselves emotionally. New, positive connections can reshape you into a new form of being.

Put into daily practice, this can help us get out of long-term depression. However, if we reinforce the negative thoughts again, then we go back to our old way of thinking.

 

Learning to Forgive and Let Go

 

"Forgiveness isn't about the other person. It's about us. It's about letting go of the things that have happened because forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself."-Tony Robbins

 

It takes a tremendous effort to discover the root cause of our subconscious. Once we've discovered it, we need to focus on changing it through techniques on a regular basis. One method that Bonnie suggests is to practice forgiveness and retell your true story.

 

Not Your Fault, But Your Responsibility 

The first stop on the process of healing the negative subconscious mind is to realize that things that have happened to you were not your fault and you were the victim.

The words that people have said to you or the actions they have done were not your fault. Therefore these experiences that have created NCB in your mind don't actually have any true meaning that validates the person that you are.

The things that have happened to you are not your fault and you became the victim. By giving that story power, your giving away your freedom.

Forgiveness takes time and strength, but it will be your gateway of letting go of any wrongdoing that has been done to you. Forgiving others will help you transform you story and rewrite it so that you feel empowered once again and find your true core.

Forgiveness is a practice and a choice that you have to do over and over to heal.

Unwilling to forgive will consume you and keep you stuck with all of your feelings of anger and resentment towards others and what has happened to you.

No one is gong to save you and you have to become your own hero. 

 

About Bonnie Kelly

Bonnie Kelly is a certified life coach & personal development expert, located in the Sacramento & Placer county area. She has taught thousands of hours of personal growth and development coaching, productivity coaching and self-help classes to hundreds of people throughout the country.

In 2010, Bonnie took a dramatic change in her career, pursuing her passion of helping others. After graduating, she opened her own company, now known as Bonnie Kelly & Associates. With thousands of hours of personal & group coaching experience, Bonnie has gained the reputation as a Core Energy Coach, who helps you get to the ROOT of your blocks locked deep in your subconscious mind for permanent removal.

 

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 What You'll Hear On The Show

  • 1:50  Josh discusses today's show topics
  • 3:25  Introduction to Bonnie
  • 5:30  What's the story behind your book, True to Your Core?
  • 8:20  Absorbing information when we're children and how that affects us
  • 11:30  When our these "viruses"/negative thoughts installed in our brains?
  • 15:00  Long term potentiation and depression: How does this connect with Negative Brain Bias?
  • 20:10  The Conception Stage: What happens if we don't challenge negative events
  • 23:00  Tell us about your background and experiences growing up?
  • 28:30  How do we untangle everything?
  • 36:20  When the negative programming happen to you as a child?
  • 38:00  What happened when you were 8 years old with your family's friend?
  • 41:00  What happened years later when you told your story and met with a lawyer?
  • 44:00  What was going on through your parent's minds during that time to not take your side?
  • 48:00 What was that moment like when your ex-boyfriend called you at the same time you were about to try to end your life?
  • 56:00  How was your personal healing and transformation in your early 20s?
  • 57:00  What was forgiveness for you? How did you begin to grow in your 20s?
  • 1:03:50  How do you work with your inner child to heal yourself?
  • 1:05:40  If I was my friend, what advice would I give to myself?
  • 1:07:20  Retelling your story through a letter: Bonnie explains how
  • 1:10:00 What's Your Victory Board?
  • 1:13:00 Takeaways from today's show

 

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Nov 28, 2016
What does a 20 year Navy Seal Veteran, successful entrepreneur, coach, author, and sought after professional speaker do to cultivate an unbeatable mind?
 
On episode 086 for Wellness Force Radio we’re learning and growing from the founder of SEALFIT, and the Unbeatable Mind Academy, Commander Mark Divine. Get ready to be inspired from a truly legendary man who just happens to run his business right in Josh's hometown, Encinitas, California.
 
"The nature of the mammalian mind is to constantly scan for threats and be poised to react to them. Is it any wonder that our minds feel a constant tug toward negativity?" - Mark Divine, from his book "Unbeatable Mind" 
 

Unbeatable Reeve WOD Challenge

 

Be part of the team effort involved in supporting the Christopher and Dana Reeve foundation.

There are 5.4 million Americans living with some form of paralysis. You can make a difference for these individuals by signing up for the Reeve WOD challenge today.

Over $30,000 in prizes will be available to top fundraisers and top teams, and you can participate as an individual, or get your gym involved as a team.

This event is powered by www.SEALFIT.com, Unbeatable Mind, and your generosity in contributions to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

 

Creating The Unbeatable Mind

 
Listen the the podcast above as Mark uncovers the steps on how to create an Unbeatable Mind:
 
  • How to live life with your heart and your sword
  • How to change your self narrative
  • How to feed the courage wolf and starve the fear wolf
  • Quieting the monkey mind
  • How to create your personal ethos, including what your passion, purpose, and principles show about the direction and targets that are ahead, as well as learn about his five mountains of mastery
  • Why the physical mountain leads to all others
  • How to avoid "Weapons of Mass Distractions” mentioned before on WFR by Dr. Gay & Katie Hendricks
  • How his Kokoro and 20X physical challenges help to purify the mind
  • How Gratitude can rewire your nueroplasticity in the brain 
  • Why Mark's Box Breathing training is one of his top tools for self-mastery
 
"The grueling intensity of this event brought me peace. It gave me a place to go within myself that I can be calm. This was unexpected. There are no obstacles that could EVER stand in my way again: physical, mental, emotional, intuitional. I'm able to handle ANYTHING! I'm forever changed & grateful. HOOYAH 32! CMDR Divine, Thank you for being my mentor, my coach, my leader, my friend.” - Danielle Gordon, Health & Wellness Professional, Kokoro 32 Graduate
 

Mark's Five Mountains of Self-Mastery

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Emotional (men tend to ignore this mountain)
  • Intuitional
  • Spiritual

 

"The warrior is committed to two things: one is self-mastery and the other is  service. We can't go serve if we don't work on ourselves every day towards mastery." - Mark Divine on Wellness Force Radio 

 

7 Authentic Answers From Mark Divine

Listen to the podcast to hear Mark's authentic answers:

  1. How has your personal mediation practice changed as your business and life responsibilities have grown?
  2. What is one thing we can do every morning to create an Unbeatable Mind?
  3. What makes you laugh out laugh, what cracks you up?
  4. What do you think holds coaches, trainers, and health practitioners back from using more Emotional intelligence and mental training in their practices?
  5. You recently interviewed Daniel Schmachtenberger from Neurohacker Collective on the Unbeatable Mind Podcast. What do you think is the most powerful mindset for Americans to have as we step into the next 5 years of exponential growth in technology?
  6. With your decades of training and cultivating mental toughness, does anything out there or any existential issue cause you fear, and how do you dance with that?
  7. What is wellness to you, how do you define wellness?
 

About Mark Divine

 
Mark Divine is a highly sought after speaker, coach, and multiple published author of many best-selling books, including 8 Weeks To SEALFIT, The Way of The SEAL, Kokoro Yoga, and Unbeatable Mind, which is soon to have its fourth edition.
 
He is the creator and developer of cutting edge training programs for warriors athletes and professionals. These innovative programs include the integrated functional fitness program SEALFIT, the life acceleration program Unbeatable Mind, and the integrated yoga system, Warrior Yoga.
 
SEALFIT has helped thousands transform their lives, both online and on-site in Encinitas, California Mark is a highly sought after speaker, coach, author and makes frequent media appearances to discuss SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind.
 
The mission at SEALFIT is to develop mental toughness and promote spiritual growth in their clients – changing their lives and the lives of those they touch in the process.
 
 

Unbeatable Mind Podcast With Mark Divine

Retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine and his SEALFIT Coaching team take on guests with subject matters that follow along with Mark’s 5 mountain training path of developing your Mental, Physical, Emotional, Intuitive, and Kokoro (Heart) self. Recently listed as the #1 Health Podcast and #30 overall in iTunes.
  
 

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Wellness Force Radio Episode 086

Listen as Josh tells the story of how he first came across Mark’s work in 2013 at the UCSD CALIT2 Center for an early screening of the quantified self and digital health technology film "Personal Gold”  which eventually inspired him to launch this podcast and explore the powerful intersection between between behavior change, wellness, and technology. In the film, Mark was a key advisor on leadership to one of the first guests on Wellness Force Radio back in 2015, olympians Sky Christopherson and Tamara Jenkins.
 
 

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Nov 22, 2016

When it comes to personal health, one size does NOT fit all.

We are all unique in terms of our preferences, genetics, life experiences. Therefore, what works for one person may not work for us.

The same can be said about a relationship between a personal coach and a client. Just because one approach worked with one client doesn't mean that it will work with another client.

What does it take to a create a positive relationship between a personal coach and client? How can a personal coach connect with a client in such a way that it will change their life forever?

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition Coach, Lisa Perkins, of Primal Transformations shares her 5 tips for changing your life around and discovering the perfect health plan for you.

 

The Power of Connection in The Coaching Relationship

 

"We can't look at quantitative biomarker data without looking at the emotional components."-Lisa Perkins

 

During her journey to become a personal coach, Lisa discovered the power of emotional intelligence and connection with other people. She realized that there is so much more to health than food or exercise.

A good coach looks at the whole person.  Nutrition, exercise, and sleep all matter but they are just part of the story.

One-size-fits-all plans don’t allow wiggle room for things like work deadlines, the stress of caring for family members, or internal struggles with self-esteem.  They also don’t provide support to help clients consistently implement their plan.

Lack of customization and lack of support often prevent people from being successful.  Good coaches know this.  They work with clients to develop an enjoyable process that leads to long-term, sustainable results.

A person needs to set a health goal that connects their deepest values.

Lisa has witnessed the struggle of many clients dealing with a story of yo-yo dieting, restrictive eating, and plan hopping. They weren't told how important it is to lock in your "big why."

According to Lisa, you have to determine how you want to FEEL when you achieve your goal.  If you’re trying to conform to how you think society wants you to look, that’s not a positive motivator.

Instead, ask yourself, ‘How do I want to show up in the world?’

Strong?

Radiantly healthy? 

Energetic? 

Capable of doing whatever I want to do?

These are the powerful emotions that will help us keep our eyes focused on our unique goal

 

Finding the Perfect Coach for You

Find a coach who you can connect with and is willing to collaborate on a customized plan.

Take the time to interview several coaches.  This is a personal relationship and it’s vital that you feel comfortable opening up with them.

Don’t settle for the first coach you talk to or the least expensive coach.

Remember:  You are worth the journey to reclaim your health and mojo.  Take the time to find a good coach and see for yourself how big an impact this has on your health, fitness, and life.

 

Your Approach Predicts Your Progress

 

"When we're constantly judging ourselves, nothing will happen. When we talk with other people that we trust, we can see things in a new light. We're all struggling with the same things, but we're not talking about them." - Lisa Perkins

 

The diet industry only focuses on short term result plans, but these often end in us reverting back to old habits. If we're going to do the work, we want the results that we get to keep!

This requires us to slow down a bit, figure out our key roadblocks, and do the work to get out of our own way.

This doesn't seem very sexy until you discover how amazing life can be without the diet/shame roller coaster.

Just like Goldilocks, you need a plan that is 'just right' for you. 

If what you're currently doing isn't working for you, it's not a moral failure. It simply isn't the approach that works for you! This doesn't mean you start judging yourself.

Instead, you need to get curious! For example:

You're hungry at 10AM. Ask, 'Did I get enough of the right food for breakfast? What could I change tomorrow?'.

You like to graze in the evening.  Ask:  ‘Did I eat enough protein, carbs, fiber, and healthy fat at dinner?’  OR ‘Am I craving snacks out of habit/feel disconnected from others/feel bitter about going to a job I detest tomorrow?’

You simply can’t make yourself go to the gym.  Ask:  ‘Where can I find a bodyweight exercise routine that I can do at home that makes me feel good and doesn’t make me feel punished?’.  (Hint:  YouTube is full of them!)

These are examples of how getting curious, as opposed to judging yourself for ‘failing’ on someone else’s plan, allows you to customize a nutrition and fitness plan fits your preferences, goals, and lifestyle.

 

Become the Expert on You vs Following Gurus

 

We have the power to take our health into our own hands but, sadly, we often forget this.

Lisa often reminds her clients that they were in the driver’s seat of their own life the entire time, they were simply napping at the wheel!

Life is short.  We mustn’t settle.  If your ‘normal’ is tired, unexcited, and feeling frumpy, it’s time to wake up.  We all deserve better than this. The great news?  It’s not that hard to get it!

We tend to over-complicate this ‘getting healthy’ business. 

It’s pretty simple:  What could you do in the next hour that would make you feel more vibrant?

Could you go for a walk instead of eating that free (not!) break room doughnut?  Could you call a friend instead of going on social media?

These small actions don’t seem like much but when you put them together, you’ve got a beautiful thing called momentum.

 

Lisa recommends 3 steps to begin your own health journey:

  • 1) Eat real food most of the time
    • Paleo is a simple approach and a good baseline to just start eating simple, nutrient dense food.
  • 2)Become aware of your body's signals
    • Ask yourself, "Am I physically hungry?"
    • When you're aware of your body's signals, you develop self awareness.
  • 3) Prepared with healthy food
    • Taking the time to have healthy food prepared and ready to go is key. We want to make the healthiest option the most convenient option.
    • High quality protein (organic, pastured, grass fed, wild caught), a wide variety  of organic veggies, and a moderate amount of healthy fat (olive oil, coconut oil, grass fed butter, avocado) is key to good energy, feeling satisfied, and developing a fit physique.

 

There IS NO wagon

According to Lisa, the wagon mentality was invented by the diet industry to make us feel like we can't figure things out for ourselves. Unfortunately, this approach is toxic for our self-esteem. It prevents us from building trust with our own hunger/fullness signales and it makes us feel out of control.

A better approach is to determine what represents an improvement for you at each meal.  Start there.  Learn to get on the same team with your body.  You wouldn’t feed your kids a sleeve of cookies for dinner because that wouldn’t be taking good care of them.  Give yourself the same grace. You deserve to take impeccable care of yourself.

Ditch the wagon and adopt the ‘I take impeccable care of myself’ approach.  Not only is this more enjoyable, the result is a body and life you love.

 

 

Secret Sauce...Start Living Now!

How do you think your life will be different when you’ve lost weight or improved your health?  What activities, career moves, or social engagements are you putting off?

Start doing these things now.

Why? Lisa gives two reasons:

1) You are more than worthy right now to show up, say yes to friends, take the trip, wear the bikini, go for the promotion, or whatever else you’re putting off until you’ve lost (insert number) pounds. Does anyone care what J.K. Rowling or Angela Merkel weighs? It’s ridiculous when you stop and think about it.   Start living now.

2) You’re much more likely to achieve your health and fitness goals if you’re excited about something else in your life.  Too often, we use food as entertainment or as a way to fill the void. Let’s fill the void with what we’re actually craving which is very often a sense of purpose, joy, and meaningful social connection.

 

About Lisa Perkins

Lisa Perkins is a former librarian from Alaska turned ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition Coach. After years of living with chronic illness, she figured out the secret sauce for living a fit, vibrant life. Today, she spends her time gently coaching women (and the occasional man!) along their own transformation journeys.

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What You'll Hear On The Show

  • 1:50  Josh discusses today's show topics
  • 3:30  Introduction to Lisa
  • 5:20  How did you decide to become a personal coach?
  • 12:30  What do you find when it comes to quantitative and qualitative coaching
  • 16:00  Lisa's Tips-The Power of Connection in The Coaching Relationship
  • 18:30 How do we transition from the scarcity and attention to the trust and allowing?
  • 20:00  What was a turning point for you to embrace emotional intelligence and to share it with your clients?
  • 22:00 Your Approach Predicts Your Progress
  • 24:00  The Curiosity and the Patience vs The Shame Cave
  • 27:30  Become the expert on you vs following gurus
  • 35:00 Has there been a part of your life where you or someone you know overcame an obstacle and were proud of yourself or them?
  • 38:30  There IS NO wagon
  • 40:40  Secret Sauce...Start LIVING Now!
  • 43:40  Connect, Purpose, and Trust
  • 44:44  7 for 7 round with Lisa and Josh
  • 45:30  How do you practice gratitude when you're busy?
  • 48:30  Lisa's definition of wellness
  • 1:12:10 Takeaways from today's show

 

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Nov 14, 2016

"Our dietary choices play a major role in determining whether we are going to live into our 80s and 90s and even beyond with a good, functioning brain, or like 50% of people who live to be age 85, we will experience brain decline in the form of Alzheimer's which is a preventable disease."- Dr. David Perlmutter 

When we think about brain health, we don't think that our gut has anything to do with it. However, the fact is that the gut has everything to do with how our brains function as we grow older.

Neurologist and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. David Perlmutter has witnessed the damaging effects that a poor diet can have on our brains. Today is perfect timing with the launch of his new book, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, as he shares why we are vulnerable to develop brain degenerative disease and how we can take matters into our own hands in order to live long, healthy lives with a bright mind that is free of illness.

 

Make the Choice to Have a Healthy Brain

Even if a relative of yours was diagnosed with a brain degenerative disease such as Alzheimer's, you have the amazing opportunity to make lifestyle choices to ensure your brain's health.

Factors such as sleep, nutrition, stress levels, and exercise can impact your health, but you can also take advantage of them to improve your wellness and lower the chances of brain decline.

 

Connecting Wellness And Gut Health

 

"It's a bit humbling to recognize that mood is regulated by our gut. Not only through the process of controlling inflammation, which is a cornerstone player in depression, but that around 90% of our levels of dopamine and serotonin are not manufactured in the brain. They're mostly manufactured in the gut." - Dr. David Perlmutter

 

 

If the gut is leaky and we lack serotonin, it can be linked to feelings of depression. In a study with probiotic yogurt, researchers found a dramatic change in brain function and mood in the test subjects that ate the yogurt compared to those who did not.

 

Build a Healthy Gut

At this moment, there is a diverse community of healthy, gut bacteria living inside of us. If any harm comes our gut's way, it can increase the chances of having a leaky gut. This leaky gut can lead to inflammation and degenerative diseases including:

  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cancer

The right way to eat food, is to focus on following a diet that helps reduce the chance of a leaky gut and inflammation from happening inside the body.

 

Do You Have a Leaky Gut?

In today's world, we should assume that it is likely that we all have somewhat of a leaky gut. We would have to take a test or participate in a study to know for sure by having an LPS level done in a lab.

There's a higher chance that you have a leaky gut if you have an inflammatory condition such as:

  • Depression
  • Early onset Parkinson's
  • Alzheimer's
  • Joint issues
  • Skin inflammation
  • Autism

What can you do to heal your leaky gut?

To help heal your gut, remove any offensive agents that may be harming it such as any overuse of:

  • Antibiotics
  • GMOs
  • Drinking chlorinated water
  • Artificial sugars and sweeteners
  • Acid blocking drugs
    • Proton pump inhibitors
    • Non-steroid and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Stress

To heal our gut, we need to stimulate and increase the diversity of the organisms that live inside of the gut by exercising and eating foods that are rich in pre-biotic fiber that helps nurture our gut bacteria:

  • Mexican yam/ jicamo
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Leek
  • Dandelion greens
  • Kimchi
  • Kobucha
  • Yogurt
  • Fermented vegetables

 

The Truth About Sugar and Gluten

 

"Inflammation caused by sugar consumption can lead to diabetes and quadruples your chances for Alzheimer's Disease." - Dr. David Perlmutter

 

For decades, we've been told that gluten and sugar is good for our health and that fat is bad. However, recent research has shown that this is the exact opposite.

Healthy fat is good for both the body and brain function, but gluten and sugar (including artificial sugar and sweeteners) can cause our insulin levels to spike which leads to inflammation in the body.

In fact, according to Dr. Perlmutter, artificial sweeteners were created to help people control the amount of sugars in their diet, but still be able to taste something sweet. Unfortunately, artificial sugars and sweeteners can dramatically increase a person's risk for obesity and diabetes.

Take your health into your own hands by making good choices. Eat healthy and avoid any sugary drinks, high gluten foods, and anything labeled "sugar free" or "contains artificial sugars."

 

The Best Sources of Healthy Fat

There's a lot of taboo hanging around the words, "fat" and "fatty food." However, healthy sources of fat are great for our bodies and important for our brain's health.

According to Dr. Perlmutter, the brain is already made up of a lot of saturated fat and even human breast milk is 50% saturated fat. If you want to ensure that you follow a healthy diet, use the Ketogenic and Mediterranean diets as a good model to follow.

The best sources of healthy fats include:

  • Extra virgin olive oil (organic)
  • Fatty fish with DHA
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Avocado
  • Grass-fed and free-range meat

Olive oil particularly is good source of polyphenols that act as antioxidants and nurture the gut bacteria. This source of healthy fat provides both mono and unsaturated fats for our brain cell building blacks.

When you follow a Ketogenic or Mediterranean based diet, but add extra amounts of olive or cocnut oil, your cognitive function can improve dramatically.

 

A Diet to Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

To better understand your body and gene makeup, there are numerous services available from companies that offer biometrics tests including:

The sooner you better understand your genes and if there is a chance for you to have an inflammatory disease, the sooner you can take action to fight against it.

Depending on our dietary fat composition, there is a risk of dementia or Alzheimer's Disease, but it can be handled by following a diet that includes food that is high in healthy fats.

As mentioned before, we should be eating more nuts, seeds, olive oil, and avocado. Monosaturated fats such as almond oil, almond butter/nut butter, an oleic acid in sunflower oil can help prevent degenerative brain disease.

However, we should avoid canola oil, vegetable oil, corn oil and other modified oils in our diets. These are the unhealthy oils that can harm our body and brain function.

 

Build a Healthy Brain with Aerobics

If you want to build a healthy brain, change your diet, but also increase the amount of aerobic exercise. Working out helps to turn on BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor) which serves as a growth hormone for the brain and helps increase the number of memory cells throughout our lifetime.

People who exercise regularly can reduce their chances for Alzheimer's Disease by 50%!

One of the best things you can do to help your brain stay healthy is to include aerobic exercise for 20 minutes every day.

 

6 Key Factors For a Whole Life Plan

According to Dr. Perlmutter, there are 6 key factors and goals that take place in creating a whole life plan for a healthy brain and gut:

  • Reducing and controlling inflammation
  • Turning the body into a fat burning machine
  • Balancing levels of bacteria
  • Balancing hormones and increasing leptin sensitivity
  • Taking care of our genes
  • Balancing our life

 

About Dr. David Perlmutter

Dr. Perlmuter is a Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award.

He is the author of: The Better Brain Book and the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Grain Brain, and Brain Maker, also a New York Times best seller. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders.

Over the past 35 years, Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Like with Kelly and Michael, Montel Across America and The CBS Early Show.

The cornerstone of Dr. Perlmutter’s unique approach to neurological disorders is founded in the principles of preventive medicine. He has brought to the public awareness a rich understanding that challenging brain problems including Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, depression, and ADHD may very well be prevented with lifestyle changes including a gluten free, low carbohydrate, higher fat diet coupled with aerobic exercise.

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What You'll Hear On The Show

  • 1:50  Josh discusses today's show topics and David's biography
  • 3:00  Introduction to David
  • 6:00  What's something fun about Dr. Perlmutter?
  • 6:45  Why did you become a physician neurologist?
  • 12:00  What is your message for Alzheimer's and other brain decline diseases?
  • 14:30  The Grain Brain and Brain Maker books: Learn more about the link between food and the brain.
  • 17:50  Grain Brain Whole Life Plan: What led you to write this book?
  • 20:40  Why is your new book focused on 6 key factors: inflammation, burning fat, bacteria levels, hormones & leptin, genes, and balancing our life
  • 25:00  What are the 3 best sources of fats available?
  • 29:00  Why is inflammation at its highest right now? Can we remove anything from our diets? How can people use your program for wellness?
  • 35:00 What is the Grain Brain Whole Life Plan? How can we make the most out of this plan?
  • 36:50 Perfect Supplement's Adaptogen Rhodiola and the Wellness Bundle Rosea
  • 38:00  The power of exercise for a healthy brain and preventing Alzheimer's disease
  • 41:00  What is APOE and how is it related to Alzheimer's disease?
  • 43:20 Monosaturated fats: What other ways can someone who is prone to Alzheimer's follow a healthy fat diet?
  • 51:25  The link between gut health, food, and depression
  • 56:10  What's the connection between our emotions being created in the gut? Why not the brain?
  • 58:35  How does someone know if they have an issue with a leaky gut?
  • 1:03:30  7 for 7 round with David and Josh
  • 1:06:00  David's message about finding gratitude in life
  • 1:10:00  David's definition of wellness
  • 1:12:10 Takeaways from today's show

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Nov 7, 2016

"We have two different options. One option is that we can suppress and cover up our skin's problems with creams, makeup, or topical steroids. However, this is not really addressing the root problem of what is going on with our body. The other option is to really look at what the body is trying to tell us. The body is so wise and it's so important to pay attention to the signals that our skin gives us instead of ignoring them." - Dr. Trevor Cates

 

The skin is an incredible organ that protects our underlying tissues, organs, and bones. Each day, it keeps us insulated, controls our body temperature, and helps us take in essential Vitamin D from the sun.

The skin is also a key indicator that lets us know when our physical and emotional health is unbalanced. If our skin is dry, oil, itchy, or breaks out in acne, it's telling us that there is something else going on with our bodies that needs to be addressed.

If our skin is so amazing, shouldn't we do more for it by eating the right foods and give it the care that it needs to stay strong and healthy?

This week, licensed Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Trevor Cates aka The Spa Doctor shares her personal experience of dealing with skin problems and how we can heal our skin from within. You will learn how to use natural foods and real life methods so that you can have that healthy glowing skin no matter your age or race.

 

Discover The Root of Skin Problems

 

"We're all different because of our genes, but that doesn't mean that we're stuck with our genes. We can change our genetic expression based upon how we live. We can change the foods that we eat, the products that we use, or the toxins in our environment such as mold."   - Dr. Trevor Cates

 

We have the power to take control and improve our own health and wellness.

At a young age, Dr. Trevor Cates suffered from allergies and infections that led to bumps and itchy hives on her skin. Once her parents got in touch with a holistic practitioner, she learned exactly what her skin and body needed to be healthy again.  Soon enough, her skin cleared up and her self-confidence at school blossomed.

The root of Dr. Cates skin problems were not only because of her genetics, but also because of the organic milk that she was drinking and the toxic mold in her home.

Our skin acts as a magic mirror and can give us so many clues about our health. Take a moment a think to yourself, do you have the following indicators of poor skin health:

Is you skin __________?

  • Dry
  • Oily
  • Dull

Do you have__________?

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Hives
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea

Whether we're experiencing mild or extreme cases, if these skin problems show up, it's a good indicator that something is out of balance in our bodies.

 

The Best and Worst Foods for Our Skin

There are many foods that can help improve the health of our skin, but there are also many trigger foods that can worsen it. Here, Dr. Trevor Cates has put together a list of The 5 Best and Worst Foods for Skin Inflammation: 

5 Best Foods for Skin Inflammation:

  • Berries
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Ginger
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon
  • Cruciferous Vegetables

5 Worst Foods for Skin Inflammation:

  • Sugar
  • Dairy
  • Barbecued and overcooked meat
  • Refined grains
  • Trans fats and common cooking oils such as vegetable oil

Dr. Cates also shared that corn, soy, and nightshade foods (i.e. potatoes, paprika, tomato, and eggplant) also have a negative affect on our bodies.

In her upcoming book, Clean Skin From Within, she shares more information on what foods to eat and what to avoid.

How do we know what foods are best for us?

To learn about your own body and what foods are good for your skin and what will make you break out, Dr. Cates suggests doing a 2 week to 1 month challenge to discover what specific trigger foods affect your health.

During the challenge, eliminate any of the top trigger/ worst foods for your skin from your diet. At the end of the challenge, slowly reintroduce each food once at a time and see if you react to the food in a negative manner.

Dr. Cates also has a 21 Healthy Habits Challenge.

Avoid Harmful Ingredients on Your Skin

 

"If you can't put it in your month, then you probably shouldn't put it on your skin."                    - Dr. Trevor Cates

 

On average, we use 9 personal care products each day such as: shampoo, fragrance, shaving cream, lotion, face wash, deodorant, hair gel, makeup etc. More often than not, these products contain ingredients that are harmful toxins or hormone disrupting chemicals.

Dr. Trevor Cates shared several specific ingredients that we should stay away from. You may click here to read her entire blog post, Are Your Skincare Products Causing a Hormone Imbalance?

Even if products claim to be "natural," it's just a word that is used to hide the fact that the ingredients include synthetic fragrance and other hormone disrupting chemicals such as diethyl phthalate and DMDM hydantoin aka formaldehyde releasers.

Fragrance

Diethyl phthalate is a plasticizing agent that is used to help hold the scent in fragrance. Even though we all want to smell good, a long-lasting scent is connected to headaches, dizziness, asthma, and allergies.

A better alternative is to use essential oils if you want to smell good all day. Do your research and find a company that you know you can trust and one that uses clean extraction processes for their essential oil products.

Beauty Products

Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and irritant found in nail products, hair dye, fake eyelash adhesives, and some shampoos. It is banned in the European Union, but unfortunately the FDA still allows it to be used as an ingredient in our products.

Sunscreen

One common ingredient that also disrupts our hormones is oxybenzone. Stay away from products with this ingredient and replace it with something that includes minerals such as zinc oxide and anti-titanium dioxide. One of Dr. Cates' favorite sunscreens is from DeVita.

 

 The Impact of Our Emotions on Our Skin

Genetics, food, and environmental toxins are not the only factors that affect our skin's health. Our emotional wellness plays a big part as well.

If we're emotionally unbalanced because of stress and other factors, this can affect our thyroid health and cortisol levels. Excess cortisol levels can help trigger skin inflammation which can create or worsen skin conditions.

To learn about your skin's health, Dr. Trevor Cates has a Skin Quiz that you can take. Here are Josh's results:

Josh's Skin Quiz Test Results

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Take Action to Heal Your Family's Skin

 

"It's important that instead of using food to help us feel better, we should deal with what's really underlying there. Find out what are the emotional issues that are going on and address those issues. The sooner you can do that with kids, the better you can help them address their health on their own. It's so much better than to say, "Here's a piece of candy. Everything's gong to be okay." - Dr. Trevor Cates on comfort food and children

 

To help your family live life with healthy skin and bodies, lead by example. Whether they're 7 or 17, kids will pay attention to what their parents are doing and look up to them.

Eat healthy meals and encourage them to do the same.

Instead of serving the same traditional kid meals i.e. Mac n' Cheese or hot dogs, introduce new foods at an early stage. Take them to different restaurants such as Thai or Indian to help them learn to appreciate and try different foods. The earlier, the better.

Pay attention to your children's dietary needs as well. If you know that some foods affect their skin, teach them what foods are not good for them and what substitutes are better for their health. If you know that your child shouldn't eat gluten or dairy, take a moment to teach them the importance of following their diet.

Walk them through a self analysis by asking questions:

  • What did you eat?
  • How did you feel after you ate? How do you feel now?
  • What should you eat in the future?

About Dr. Trevor Cates

Dr. Trevor Cates received her medical degree from the National College of Natural Medicine and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California.

She was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California's Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council and served on the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ board. In addition to her medical degree, Dr. Cates has a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Dr. Cates consults patients over the phone and in her office in Park City Utah and is also a feature contributor on FOX13 News.

 

Resources From The Show

 

What You'll Hear On The Show

  • 1:50  Josh discusses today's show topics and Trevor's bio
  • 3:20  Introduction to Trevor
  • 4:30  What's something unique about Dr. Cates?
  • 6:00  Can you tell us about your past and story of healing?.
  • 7:50  Did any foods or creams affect your skin's health when you were younger?
  • 8:40  Mold's affect on our wellness
  • 10:00 Do genetics create skin problems or does it depend what creams we use and what food we eat?
  • 10:50  What can our skin tell us about our body's health?
  • 12:20  Two options to approaching skin problems
  • 13:35-Can emotional health also impact our skin? Similar to food and toxins, can our emotions improve or degrade our skin's health?
  • 15:30  If we argue with our loved ones? Can this stress cause acne or other skin problems?
  • 16:00  Does acne have an age gap? Can you get it at any age or can a hormonal imbalance trigger it?
  • 18:00  What is Sebum? What is the connection between this oil and our skin?
  • 19:20  How do we test what foods make our skin health and what makes our skin break out?
  • 21:00-What are key ingredients in different skin and personal care products that we should avoid?
  • 28:15  Can you suggest any brands that use essential oils or provide natural products that are good for skin?
  • 30:00  Essential Bundle from Perfect Supplements for the Wellness Force Audience
  • 31:20  The problem with FDA ingredient regulations and why we can't have safer standards.
  • 34:20  Sunscreen Recommendations
  • 36:10  What have you done to help your own family have healthy skin?
  • 39:40  What can happen if parents don't set boundaries for their children?
  • 41:45  What help change a person's mindset to eat better to get healthier skin?
  • 44:00  Can an avocado mask help my skin?
  • 46:10  Why did you decide to create your online skincare and supplement brand and program?
  • 47:55  7 for 7 round with Trevor and Josh
  • 50:40  Trevor's personal mantra and strategy for motivation
  • 51:30  Trevor's definition of Wellness
  • 51:40 Takeaways from today's show

 

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Nov 1, 2016

Tina Muir is a Saucony sponsored professional ELITE runner who recently represented Great Britain in the World Half Marathon Championships. Tina is the Community Manager for RunnersConnect and host of popular running podcast Run to the Top. Tina is originally from St. Albans, UK, now living in Lexington, KY with her husband (and coach) Steve. With PRs of 16:08 (5k), 33:24 (10k), 1:13 (half marathon), 2:41 (marathon), Tina may have elite speed, but she candidly shares what it means to train, live and breathe your dreams (while still maintaining balance!) on her blog tinamuir.com.

"Running is a lot like life. The more you persevere through those difficult moments, the better it feels afterwards. I realized early on that if I could persevere better than most people, I would feel so much better knowing that I overcame the mental demons while I was running." - Tina Muir

On this podcast, Tina shares her experiences and expertise, what it takes to build a strong body and mind, and most importantly how it feels to use running for life and wellness in an open and honest way.

Running For Health, Wellness, and Life

Every year hundreds of thousands of new runners lace up their new shoes and hit the pavement striding towards their wellness and health goals.  For Tina, and many of us on the wellness path,  running is more than just breaking a sweat, it's a way of living a wellness based life.

Over the past decade and beyond, Tina has worked her way to represent Great Britain as a professional athlete, but her road to the top has not come without busting through many personal and physical thresholds. She believes that whether you're an endomorph, ectomorph, or mesomorph, the right style of running has the potential to change not only your physical health, but to sharpen the edge of your mind.

As the community manager of Runners Connect, a pro, and busy wife, she literally runs and walks her talk.

From surmounting panic attacks, growing personal power, and upgrading emotional health, Tina believes in following her heart; it's the message she spreads not only on the Run to The Top podcast but on her highly popular running blog called "Fuel Your Future."

She reminds us with her life's work how running can be a beautiful mirror for the mental hurdles we all scale.

"With running, it's actually us against sabotaging ourselves." - Tina Muir

Being Imperfectly Perfect

Tina shares openly and honestly in this Wellness Force Radio podcast and on her blog about running outside of the current paradigm where runners are "supposed" to look:

"For me, yes I could lose those extra few pounds, but then I risk sending myself down a dark, obsessive path, and it would mean I would not get to enjoy the cake and ice cream that does make me happy, so I would rather stay as I am, but know I am enjoying my food, and staying healthy as a runner.Every single body has something to celebrate. Every single runner has their own unique strengths and weaknesses, and that should be taken into account. Do not spend your life trying to look like someone else, spend your life doing what makes you happy, and the rest will follow." - Tina Muir

Resources From The Show

What You'll Hear On The Show

  • 1:30 Josh discusses today's show topics and Tina's bio
  • 3:20 Introduction to Tina
  • 7:13 Tina's mindset approach to running for wellness for anyone
  • 8:41 The importance of our mental narrative in running and in our wellness
  • 11:02 How to persevere through mental demons in running and life
  • 12:30 Overcoming self sabotage: What goes through the mind of new runner
  • 14:20 Why people use running to let go of old weight and how Tina's sister lost weight through running
  • 16:45 Identifying your body type and if steady state cardio is the right fit for you
  • 18:14 Tina's coaching of why running and strength training must be dine to prevent injuries
  • 20:01 How to train with running for fat loss if you have more than 20 pounds to let go of
  • 21:26 Preventing injuries when starting running no mater your body type
  • 22:45 The reason that 9 times out of 10 new runners have knee problems
  • 23:32 How to cultivate healthy competition with yourself and others
  • 26:45 How to practice self love and self care for the body and mind
  • 29:40 How to persevere through the struggle and why she "reveals too much"
  • 34:20 The gifts of running beyond weight loss, how running can change your life
  • 38:25 Running metaphor for life
  • 39:10 7 for 7 round with Tina and Josh
  • 43:24 Top myth in running: Why running isn't bad for your knees
  • 44:04 Tina's favorite Rocky Balboa quote even though she's from the UK
  • 47:03 The Run to The Top Podcast
  • 49:30 Takeaways from today's show

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