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The Body After Eating Several Pounds Licorice Candy
Based on N Engl J Med 2020; 383:1263-1275. Video version of this podcast: Chubbyemu video of this case: Laxative Brownie video from 2017: Tweet me:  IG me:  FB me: Licorice candy has glycyrrhizin which increases cortisol (stress hormone) levels in the body. This causes hypokalemia. Hypo- low. Kal- kalium (potassium). emia- presence in blood. Potassium signals muscle relaxation. Low potassium, low relaxation. Heart can't relax, then it stops.  Real licorice candy is not easy to get in the United States. It's not at big chain grocery stores. Most of what you can buy from the big brands is licorice flavored, and won't do this. References: A 54-Year-Old Man with Sudden Cardiac Arrest. N Engl J Med 2020; 383:1263-1275. The Pharmacological Activities of Glycyrrhizinic Acid (“Glycyrrhizin”) and Glycyrrhetinic Acid. Sweeteners. 2018 : 245–261. Sustained Leukocyte Count during Rising Cortisol Level. Acta Haematologica 118(2):73-6. Licorice-Induced Hypermineralocorticoidism. N Engl J Med 1991; 325:1223-1227. Young WF, et. al. Apparent mineralocorticoid excess syndromes (including chronic licorice ingestion). In: UpToDate, Post, TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2019. Quinkler M, Stewart PM. Hypertension and the cortisol-cortisone shuttle. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2003; 88:2384. Funder JW. Apparent mineralocorticoid excess. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 2017; 165:151. Funder JW. 11 beta-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase: new answers, new questions. Eur J Endocrinol 1996; 134:267. --- Support this podcast:
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SuperFeast Podcast
SuperFeast Podcast
Mason J. Taylor
#102 The Importance Of Sleep For Healthy Hun & Qi with Jost Sauer
Today on the SuperFeast podcast, we have one of our favourite returning guests: Lifestyle medicine man, acupuncturist, author, Qi practitioner of 40 years, and all-around cosmic wisdom keeper, Jost Sauer is chatting to Mason about Lifestyle Health, from the global pandemic to Qi. It is so refreshing to have Jost on, reminding us that health starts with us, and if we take care of our health, we can have a very different response to things like pandemics. Mason and Jost dive deep into the importance of sleep, both for our physical body and healthy Hun. In his brilliant way, Jost weaves the physical and ethereal, describing Hun as the movement of the soul, our dreaming, creativity, visions, inspiration, and antidote to fear. Tune in for this one. Jost brings so much knowledge, vitality, and Daoist wisdom. "The healthier you are, the more wisdom from the body will come to you, the more you will be guided by the body". - Jost Sauer Mason and Jost explore: * Pandemic or syndemic? What has caused the fragility of health in society as a whole? * Sleep; Why it’s essential for Qi energy. * The importance of having a ‘switch off time’ from technology before sleep. * Technology; finding a flow that benefits both the physical and spiritual self. * Strengthening Lung Qi. * Strong Immunity; Living correctly for strong Lung Qi and Metal energy. * Rituals for waking that prepare you for the day. * Tuning into your Qi cycle. * Waking up; why breathing techniques are better than coffee. * Understanding Hun and Po energy, within the Daoist philosophy. * Hun energy and the Liver. * What happens to our Hun when we sleep? * Meditation and plant communication. * Herbs; the elements of nature that build the body/mind/spirit. Who is Jost Sauer? Jost (aka the lifestyle medicine man) was born in Germany in 1958 and is an acupuncturist, author, Qi practitioner of 40 years, and healthy lifestyle expert. His background includes competitive skiing, body-building, and ironman training. Post-drug addiction and suicidal depression led him to martial arts, TCM, the power and cycle of Qi, and the understanding that a natural rhythmic lifestyle holds the secrets to anti-aging, health, and success. Jost has been using lifestyle therapeutically for his clients for over 20 years. Jost is an expert in Chinese Medicine, which he lectured in for over a decade at the Australian College of Natural Medicine, has been running successful health clinics since 1991, initially specialising in addiction recovery, and has treated tens of thousands of clients. His passion is sharing his ongoing discoveries about making lifestyle your best medicine through his books, blogs, articles, workshops, and retreats (all of which we linked in the resources below). Resources: Jost Website Jost Facebook Jost Instagram Jost Youtube The 15 Minute Bodyweight Workout Higher and Higher Book Qi Cycles And The Dao with Jost Sauer (EP#48) Lifestyle Medicine with Accupuncturist Jost Sauer (EP#63) Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or check us out on Stitcher, CastBox, iHeart RADIO:)! Plus we're on Spotify! Check Out The Transcript Here: Mason: (00:00) Jost welcome man. We got going chatting, before I actually hit the record. Sorry, I do that sometimes. Jost Sauer: (00:06) No worries. Mason: (00:10) Welcome back. Jost Sauer: (00:11) Yeah, yeah. Welcome back. That's a good one. Mason: (00:14) A lot's happened. Last year, we were looking forward to having you in-house here in the podcast room, but we're living in a bit of stranger times, compared to this time last year. I think we chatted once more, even before we knew just how huge everything was going to be with the way that the world was reacting to everything that it's reacting to, in 2020. How are you going? You're stuck up there across the border in Queensland, because you've got some big projects and revamps of your awesome book going ahead, and big workshops going on. Exciting times for you. Jost Sauer: (00:58) Yeah, yeah. I mean, I keep going. Business as usual, obviously, because obviously I take care of my health. If you take care of your health, then you've got a totally different response to things like COVID. The most important thing that we need to understand is that we can't isolate COVID as an entity, because we've got to look at the whole socioeconomic, and the whole health aspect of people. As a lot of experts say, COVID is a confluence of events. Many, many, many events are instrumental for that what now brings up all the symptoms. You know, we can pretty much say 20 years ago it wouldn't have been this problem. 20 years ago, people lived totally different. Now we have this, this is now by far the most unhealthiest, unfittest, weakest, most fragile society we've ever seen. Mason: (02:03) 100%. So where, for you looking at it, you can see that there is a fragile society. And you can see the general consensus is when you call that out, people get offended by the fact of calling a spade a spade as I'd say. It's just like, look. We're not having a go at people that haven't really looked after their health. But the reality is that I've seen a big split. There are the people that are just willing to accept that we just do continue to not look after our health and our fitness, or if they do it's on a very surface, government-incentivized level of fitness and healthy food, and those that are actually willing to go deep and understand their physiology, their qi cycle and their own personal chi, and take full responsibility. Not to say that there's risks there, but there's a big split. Mason: (02:56) I've liked watching you. You've gone full throttle as you always have in everything you do, going, "Just take full responsibility for your health." Do you see after this pandemic stuff, do you see it just being as a division? Or have you seen more positive outcomes, that more people have woken up to realising that they can't just sit back and wait for some ambiguous medicine to come and save them? Jost Sauer: (03:25) Yeah, the way I look at it, because I'm a big follower of the I Ching, I'm a follower of the Chinese medicine, the Taoist view. And we don't have the word "crisis" in that philosophy. We only have transition. So society is in a transition to the next stage, the seam as 20 years ago there was a transition into that stage that it is right now, and it's left to this proliferation of symptoms that seem to be uncontrollable. But it's because of all these many, many events coming together that has weakened society, and has made society fragile, that a virus can uproot them. Jost Sauer: (04:03) Chinese doctors in China, a lot of the Chinese doctors believe COVID can not ... they actually see that without a preconceived condition, you actually can't be affected by this virus. The Lancet released a great article a month ago, one month ago. It said, "There is no pandemic. It's not a pandemic. COVID-19 is not a pandemic." They named it a syndemic, a syndemic. S-Y-N-demic, meaning there's a lot of little or many, many little factors coming together. They basically stated in the article that looking at COVID as a medical problem, biological medical problem, will not address the issue. They stated that we need to look at what has caused the fragility in the society. They call it the NCDs, the non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, blood pressure, et cetera. Jost Sauer: (05:11) The non-communicable diseases, the NCDs, are the predispositions required for the COVID to create havoc. So when you really see what has caused the problem, is in fact nothing else than a sign of nature to tell us we've got to take stock of who we are. This is now a new way forward, a transition into identifying who we are, and move forward into a life that would reclaim…
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Social Skills Coaching
Social Skills Coaching
Patrick King
(Don’t) Trust Your Instincts
Your brain, instincts, gut feelings, emotions, and hunches are all liars. They aren’t doing it on purpose, but they inherently function by jumping to conclusions, saving time, conserving energy, and valuing speed over accuracy. Their goal is to function on less information, and the less of it, the better. Not quite crystal-clear thinking.    Your feelings and emotions have the ability to overpower you and completely color your thinking. But that’s confusing feelings for facts. They are entirely separate things. Reality is in fact neutral. Questions or comments regarding the podcast? Email the show at or let us know what you think at Hear it Here - Show notes and/or episode transcripts are available at Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. emotional and social intelligence. Learn more or get a free mini-book on conversation tactics at For narration information visit Russell Newton at For production information visit Newton Media Group LLC at #PatrickKing #PatrickKingConsulting #SocialSkillsCoaching #phobia #reality #RussellNewton #NewtonMG #TrustYourInstincts Patrick King, Patrick King Consulting,Social Skills Coaching,phobia,reality,Russell Newton,NewtonMG,Trust Your Instincts,
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Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
Dhru Purohit
#190: The Goddess’ Guide to Hormonal Health with Dr. Stephanie Estima
A woman’s hormonal landscape changes dramatically throughout her life. Because of this unique biology, understanding her menstrual cycle and its rhythm can be incredibly useful for optimizing productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood.  On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Stephanie Estima, an expert in female metabolism and body composition. She is a doctor of chiropractic with a special interest in functional neurology, brain metabolism, and the specific application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. She is particularly focused on distilling strategies in nutritional proxies, movement, posture, and mindset to actualize human potential, healthspan, longevity, and achievement.   In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Estima talk about how women are often divorced from their body, frustrated, and come to the conclusion that their health efforts are not being realized because there is something "wrong with them.” They discuss how to eat and work out in a way that honors a woman’s natural cycle in her reproductive years. They also talk about how chronic stress affects women differently than men, the importance of listening to your body, and why loving yourself is one of the most radical things you can do. In this episode, we dive into:   -The pandemic and chronic stress (1:34)  -Dr. Estima’s health journey (5:33)  -What is a “Betty” and where the term came from (14:05)  -The big mistake women make when it comes to their hormonal health (21:46)  -How the accumulation of low-grade stress impacts metabolic health (25:23)   -How training and competing in a figure competition impacted Dr. Estima’s health (29:36)  -Self-esteem and reclaiming your power (39:00)  -The importance of listening to your body and attuning to your symptoms (47:01)  -The Estima Method (49:30) -A case study from Dr. Estima’s private practice (1:02:32)  -Where to learn more about Dr. Estima (1:12:05) For more on Dr. Stephanie Estima you can follow her on Instagram @Dr.Stephanie.Estima, on Facebook @BetterWithDrStephanie, on YouTube @DrStephanieEstima, and through her website Get her book, The Betty Body: A Geeky Goddess’ Guide to Intuitive Eating, Balanced Hormones, and Transformative Sex at  Also mentioned in this episode: -The Better Show Podcast -    -4 Week Keto Cycling Guide -   -Broken Brain Podcast Episode 133: How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Supercharge Your Diet, Reclaim Your Energy, and Honor Your Unique Biology - -Broken Brain Podcast Episode 29: The Optimal Morning Routing Plus Keto Tips - For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal. When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49, you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Go to to sign-up. See for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 17 min
The One You Feed
The One You Feed
Eric Zimmer|Wondery
372: Dr. Stuart Eisendrath on Mindfulness for Depression
Dr. Stuart Eisendrath is the founding Director of the University of California San Francisco Depression Center where he served as the Professor of Psychiatry. His newest book is When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression. This book aims to take the reader through steps they can utilize to gain relief from depression and anxiety. In this episode, Dr. Eisendrath and Eric discuss his new book about how mindfulness can help alleviate depression when anti-depressants aren’t enough. If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you.  To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, click here. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Dr. Stuart Eisendrath and I discuss Mindfulness for Depression and… * His book, When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression * Changing the relationship with depressive thoughts from dominating presence to peaceful coexistence  * Learning to interpret our thoughts in a different way * Dealing with self-criticism * Ruminating and how being stuck in the downward spiral leads to more depression * The simple meditation practice of counting each breath  * When the thoughts are creating an internal storm * How the most powerful thoughts are usually our own ideas that we’re applying in the present * Determining the difference between facts and thoughts * False evidence and the importance of gathering more information to see if it’s true * Asking if there are other explanations to explain these feelings * The trap of depression: thinking we’ll act when we feel better and how we actually feel better once we act. * Taking action when we don’t feel like it * The importance of movement and being active when depressed * Happiness equals achievements divided by expectations * How depression can create distorted views  * Changing perspective by focusing on very small actions * Replacing the thought of “I should…” with “it would be nice if…” * How mindfulness brings us into the present moment * How depressive thoughts are about the past and anxious thoughts are about the future * Resistance amplifies emotional pain and increases suffering * Thinking of feeling depressed as the weather  Dr. Stuart Eisendrath Links: Facebook Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.    Skillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Be one of the first thousand to sign up via and you’ll get a FREE trial of Skillshare premium membership. Peloton:  Wondering if a Peloton bike is right for you? You can get a free 30 day home trial and find out. If you’re looking for a new way to get your cardio in, the Peloton bike is a great solution. Eric decided to buy one after his 30-day free trial. Visit  If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Stuart Eisendrath on Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Mindfulness and Depression with Elisha Goldstein Jonathan Rottenberg on Depression
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