#30 Steven Sashen on Running Barefoot
1 hr 7 min
25% of the bones and joints in your entire body are located in your feet and ankles. Also, you have over 200,000 nerve endings on the sole of each foot. So why are we covering up these sensory powerhouses with padding and cushioning? Walking around or even running barefoot, or with footwear designed to let the feet be feet, can improve our overall physical health in ways we never imagined.WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW.On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too.Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.Steven Sashen dives into things feet first.In fact, it’s his company motto. Xero Shoes was built out of a need for Steven to free his feet. After picking up sprinting again following a 30 year hiatus, Steven would injure himself constantly. Every couple of weeks would bring another pulled muscle or ankle strain. When a friend suggested a barefoot run, everything changed.After his first run with a barefoot running group, Steven was awakened with a new awareness of how his feet interacted with the ground. He ran 5K on that very first go around and was shocked at how easy it felt on his body. He was even able to pinpoint a reason for why he was injuring one leg more than the other. All this knowledge was too empowering to ignore, and Xero Shoes was born.In this conversation, Steven and I get into how incredibly powerful and intuitive our feet really are. We explore the foot to brain connection and how the modern day athletic shoe is counterproductive to the way we physically interact with the ground under our feet. Steven gives us the origin story of Xero Shoes, which gives you an understanding of why I refer to him as a “Master of Movement”. So kick off your shoes, and take a listen to this one, guys!Other topics in this episode:Steven’s history with movementHow to recognize  “Big Shoe” propagandaHow Steven’s research background at Duke helped fuel Xero ShoesThe lies we’ve been fed about our feetHow watching a child run barefoot can give you better idea of how the body is supposed to workThe truth about your archThe copycat nature of the athletic shoe industryDr. Irene Davis and her contribution to barefoot runningBalance and the elderlyHow tricking your brain can keep you youngSteven and Lena’s Shark Tank experience with Mr.Wonderful To register for We Are Podcast, go to WeArePodcast.com/darin. Use code DARIN for 20% off your ticket!Links & Resources:We are Podcast 20% off any ticket option using this promo code:DARINSteven’s WebsiteXero ShoesSteven on LinkedInSteven on TwitterXero Shoes on InstagramDr. Irene DavisBarefoot Running by Michael SandlerThe Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph From The Frontiers of Brain ScienceBorn to Run by Christopher McDougallWatch Steven and Lena on Shark TankNetflix’ Down To Earth’ Official TrailerDownload Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.comBarukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
The Optimal Performance Guide
The Optimal Performance Guide
Rory Cordial
Andrew Huberman- The neuroscience of creativity
Today’s show is a special one for me. I have been looking forward to sitting down with my good friend Andrew Huberman and today is the day. Also this is our first sponsored episode which I couldn’t be more grateful and proud to align with. The company is Madefor. For those of you who are regular listeners..first thank you! Thank you for being curious about your own personal formula for optimal performance and just living your best life and 2nd if you’re new to the show welcome! One of the Madefor co-founders and former Navy SEAL Pat Dossett was on the show in an earlier episode so check that out. Pat is a very inspiring human so I’m confident it will be worth your time. ok what is Madefor? it’s a 10-month program that delivers the essential science, tools, steps and support to help you live better. In a world of quick fixes and fads, Madefor stands apart. Co-founded by a former Navy SEAL and built alongside a team of world class experts, Madefor delivers a science based approach to personal growth. So, if you feel like you’ve gone off track, you’re being overrun by life or you’re just ready to up your game and take back control, let Madefor be your guide and get started today. Visit www.getmadefor.com to learn more and use my personal code MFRory for 20% off the entire program or follow them on Instagram at @Madefor team. Thank you Madefor! Ok what can I say about Andrew? He has his PhD in Neuroscience. He’s a tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has his own lab at Stanford ..(Huberman Lab) where he has 2 main focuses. 1. working to halt and reverse vision loss and 2. How Visual perception and ANS arousal states are integrated and impact behavior. So obviously he is super smart and driven…but what really makes Andrew special is he cares deeply about people. He is a big strong guy on the outside but on the inside has a huge heart and really goes out of his way to help others. Many of you listening will have heard Andrew before because he has done almost every major podcast out there. He has a great Instagram channel where he shares all kinds of actionable knowledge about neuroscience so definitely check that out if you haven’t already. In this episode we talk about all kinds of topics neuroscience and performance related but really emphasize and dive deep into creativity, and how the relationship between time and space and our sense perceptions shape our reality. Ok enough talking let’s get to the show! Topics covered: * sense perception shapes our physical world * sound heard in headphones vs room * vision acuity center vs periphery * contrast between various animals and human senses * space-time link to the nervous system * how we can think in various senses * neuroplasticity * diving birds, elephant, sloth, naked mole rat, pit vipers * brain has homunculus in cortex and cerebellum * humans have magneto-receptors * limitations on research * brain-organs (heart, gut, etc)-body integration * embryology * zebra fish * motor learning * speed of information propagated thru the body * deep dive into the neuroscience of creativity * influence of breath (respiration) on ANS * how to leverage creativity to nurture relationships * explore the realm of possibility in terms of human connection * alert vs calm or sympathetic vs parasympathetic states * entrainment (sync) in the nervous system * brain is a prediction machine * how magicians can make you blind to what is in front of you * binural beats * HRV * Nobel prize * how creativity maps to parts of the day * how to leverage neuroscience to maximize creativity Connect with Andrew… Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab/?hl=fr-ca Huberman Lab http://www.hubermanlab.com/index.html
1 hr 52 min
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
Mike Matthews
Can Hyperventilating Make You Stronger? What Science Says
You’ve probably heard a lot of strange ideas about how to get stronger and build muscle. You know, things like drinking a gallon of milk a day, doing ten sets of ten reps of every exercise, sipping flavored water BCAAs between meals, and so forth. And if you’ve put any of these ideas into practice, you’ve also learned they’re more or less all humbug. If you’re following a well-designed strength training program, eating enough protein and slightly more calories than you burn every day, and sleeping at least 8 hours per night, there’s little else you can do to further goose muscle growth or strength gains. That said, it’s you’re doing all of those things, it’s worth exploring what that “little else” might entail. For example, although blood-flow restriction sounds like something from the pages of Fifty Shades of Gray, it’s actually a scientifically validated method for boosting muscle growth and strength. Recently, researchers have uncovered another potential way to increase strength (and thus muscle growth): hyperventilation training. Hyperventilation? Isn’t that what happens when you have a panic attack? Well, yes, it can occur in response to extreme anxiety, but specifically, hyperventilation refers to a situation where rapid, deep breathing causes an imbalance in the ratio of carbon dioxide (CO2) to oxygen (O2) in your blood. When you “overbreathe” (as some people refer to hyperventilation), you exhale CO2 much faster than you inhale O2. This causes the level of CO2 in your blood to plummet, which can lead to a variety of unpleasant side effects like lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath, and intense tingling in your fingers and face, with the effects becoming more intense the longer you hyperventilate . . . . . . which sounds like the last thing you’d want to experience while lifting heavy weights. According to a new study conducted by scientists at Juntendo University, though, hyperventilating briefly—enough to slightly decrease your blood levels of CO2, but not so much that you experience negative effects—may temporarily make you stronger. Keep listening to learn why and how hyperventilating can boost your strength. 5:34 - What is one of the primarily physiological factors that limits our performance in workouts? 14:14 - How do you hyperventilate? Mentioned on The Show: Legion VIP One-on-One Coaching: https://legionathletics.com/coaching/ --- Want free workout and meal plans? Download my science-based diet and training templates for men and women: https://legionathletics.com/text-sign-up/
21 min
The Optimal Body
The Optimal Body
Jen Esquer & Dom Fraboni
52 | Tension Headaches | The Cause and Recommended Solutions
Are headaches a constant nuisance in your life? Listen in as Dr. Jen and Dr. Dom explains tension headaches and their root causes.  If you or a loved one experiences these types of headaches regularly, prevention techniques provided in this podcast may relieve symptoms at a higher rate than over the counter drugs.  After listening, you will walk away with the knowledge necessary to achieve a less tense, optimal body. What You Will Learn in this PT Pearl: 00:53 – Studies behind the commonness of tension headaches, especially in women 02:05 – What tension headaches entail 04:16 – The root cause of tension headaches 05:22 – First recommendation to release stress or tension 08:02 – Why some techniques may help more with tension headaches than over the counter drugs 10:49 – How structure and posture can create tension headaches 14:40 – What the third diaphragm is and how it can create tension headaches 17:00 – Why neck retraction exercises are beneficial 17:58 – Why foundations, especially breathwork, are so important to have in your daily routine To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch? Items mentioned in this episode include: Breathwork TOB Podcast: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode11/ Don’t forget your 10% DISCOUNT on your next IntelliRoll with code: "DOCJEN" at checkout: https://intelliroll.com/?rfsn=629552.d5440 Research Citations: Chowdhury, D. (2012). Tension type headache. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 15(5), 83. doi:10.4103/0972-2327.100023 Harvard Publishing. (2018, December). Tension Headache. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/a_to_z/tension-headache-a-to-z Maistrello, L. F., Rafanelli, M., & Turolla, A. (2019). Manual Therapy and Quality of Life in People with Headache: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 23(10). doi:10.1007/s11916-019-0815-8 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. (2020). Tension headache. Retrieved from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000797.htm To check out the full show notes and the rest of Doc Jen's website, click here: www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode52 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/TOBpodcast/message
23 min
Plant Proof -  Evidence based nutrition
Plant Proof - Evidence based nutrition
Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories
Vegans...we need to talk with Psychologist Melanie Joy
In *Episode 112* I sit down with *Harvard-educated* *Psychologist and best selling author Melanie Joy *to discuss how we form our beliefs about food and how vegans can have healthier, more productive, conversations with non-vegans. An episode that I believe will be highly instructive regardless of the diet that you follow. *In this episode we cover:* * Melanie's personal journey to studying Psychology at Harvard and writing her award winning book* "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism" * * Why our food choices matter * The carnism ideaology * Carnistic defense systems and the three N's: 'Normal, Natural and Necessary * Effective vegan advocacy: how to communicate better as a vegan * Shame vs guilt * The idea of thinking about process vs content when communicating with someone who holds a different opinion to you * Why the debate format sets us up to fail * How you can be a part of the solution * What a 'vegan ally' is * The idea of watering the right seeds * and much more While my episodes usually focus on nutrition science I found this exchange fascinating and believe many of the learnings hold true for our communication in general, whether that be related to food choices and the exploitation of animals or not. My plan is to extend this into a 3-4 part series, with Melanie to return and another high profile vegan activist in the coming months so we can continue exploring this topic together. *Resources*: The 3 minute video on Carnism created by Melanie and her team Beyond Carnism that I referred to in this conversation Connect with Melanie on Instagram @beyondcarnism Carnism.org website Melanie's Book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism, 10th Anniversary Edition The Vegan Matrix - another book written by Melanie exploring what she believes is a serious problem with the vegan movement: unexamined privilege. Melanie's 2015 TedX Talk Toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices *My Book:* My book is coming out early 2021 published with Penguin - I cannot wait to share with you. In the lead up the launch I am going to share information about the title, cover, ways to win a copy, live event dates, free e-books etc. Register your email here so I can keep you up to date. *Want to support the show?* The single best way you can support the show is by leaving a review on Apple podcast app - it only takes a few minutes and would be much appreciated. *Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist * Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter @plant_proof
1 hr 27 min
All About Fitness
All About Fitness
Pete McCall
DeMarcus Ware - From Professional Football to Fitness Professional
In order to play at the highest level of their respective sports, professional athletes train to be in peak physical condition all year round, there is NO off-season, but what happens when the career is over and they are no longer being paid to exercise? How does an athlete who has spent years honing his or her physical ability make the transition to life after sports? Once an athlete ends the career on the field or court, often he or she will transition a new one as a coach in order to share knowledge with the next generation of players. However, a recent trend is that athletes are not returning to their sport to become coaches but are instead becoming personal trainers where they can share their knowledge of fitness with clients. Since a professional athlete has spent years learning how to achieve optimal physical performance, it is a natural transition to becoming a fitness professional where he or she can guide clients on how to optimize performance in their lives. DeMarcus Ware was a first round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys who went on to help win Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos; now that he has stepped off of the playing field, he has opened 3Volt Fitness, a studio in Trophy Club, Texas where he can share his knowledge and passion with his customers. On this episode of All About Fitness, DeMarcus shares his story of how he ended up in the NFL, provides insights on the amount of off-field work that goes into being a professional athlete and talks about his passion for helping others to achieve their best life. This is a fascinating and motivational discussion with a great athlete and even better human. If you want to see how DeMarcus is staying in peak physical condition after his playing days, or to be able to do the same workouts as the Cowboys all-time sack leader, follow him on Instagram: @DeMarcusWare If you happen to be near Trophy Club, Texas - book a workout with 3 Volt Fitness - maybe you'll have a chance to sweat with DeMarcus: https://3voltfit.com/ Join Pete for 30 min. HIIT Workouts from the comfort of your own home! Wednesdays and Fridays at 12pm pacific / 3pm eastern, only $10 FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILS All About Fitness does not take advertiser dollars, nor will it hide valuable content behind a pay wall; purchasing content will support the podcast and help you learn how exercise can enhance your quality of life. Your purchase will make you eligible to receive exclusive content AT NO ADDITIONAL COST! Become a Fan of All About Fitness by purchasing one of the e-books: Exercise for the Fountain of Youth - $7 Functional Core Training - $7 Dynamic Anatomy - $7 Become a Supporter of All About Fitness by purchasing one of the workout programs: 8 week Dumbbell Strength Training - $12 8 week Kettlebell Conditioning - $12 8 week Functional Core Strength Training - $12 Become a SuperFan of All About Fitness by purchasing one of the bundles: Functional Core Training and Dynamic Anatomy - $12 Dynamic Anatomy and Core Training Workout Bundle - $19 Dynamic Anatomy recorded webinar and e-book - $19 If you are a fitness professional, you can earn CECs with one of the following courses, approved for continuing education credits by the American Council on Exercise: Dynamic Anatomy: Learn how the muscles and fascia function as an integrated system and how to use that information to design the workout programs that deliver results for your clients. 0.2 CECs - $29 Glute Reboot: Learn how the most visible muscles in your body work as well as a variety of exercises to help them function (and look) better 0.2 CECs - $29 Total Body Core Training: Learn the science of exercise program design and how to apply it to build a stronger core from the inside out. 0.4 CECs - $67 Want to learn how to design your own programs to slow down the effects of the aging process? Invest in a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Besides the podcast interviews, the following content is available to you at no cost: www.petemccallfitness.com - sign up for the mailing list to receive a free chapter and workout from Smarter Workouts Need workout ideas? Follow the All About Fitness Podcast channel on YouTube for workout solutions that can enhance your quality of life! Follow @PeteMcCall_fitness on Instagram for great exercise ideas, workout programs and to see my senior picture from my high school yearbook.
35 min
Finding Mastery
Finding Mastery
Dr. Michael Gervais
Glennon Doyle on Her Dedication to Live with Integrity and Courage
This week’s conversation is with Glennon Doyle, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller UNTAMED, a Reese’s Book Club selection. She’s also the author of New York Times bestsellers LOVE WARRIOR (an Oprah’s Book Club selection) and CARRY ON, WARRIOR. An activist and thought leader, Glennon is the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy – raising over $25 million for women, families, and children in crisis. You might also be familiar with her wife, former U.S. women’s national team soccer star, Abby Wambach, a previous Finding Mastery guest. In this conversation, Glennon shares how getting sober shaped her life’s purpose… an absolute dedication to telling the truth, to not having secrets, to not having shame, to living as close to integrity as she can imagine. For Glennon, integrity just means integrated. Aligning her outer life… her outer words and actions, with her inner self, so that she doesn’t live with two selves. This led her to writing and more importantly, her desire to help others. We touch on the difference between philanthropy and activism, what drove her to start speaking up about racial injustice, and why this can be a good moment for our nation. ----- Please support our partners! We're able to keep growing and creating content for YOU because of their support. We believe in their mission and would appreciate you supporting them in return!! To take advantage of deals from our partners, head to http://www.findingmastery.net/partners where you'll find all discount links and codes mentioned in the podcast.
1 hr 26 min
FoundMyFitness
FoundMyFitness
Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D.
Dr. Giselle Petzinger on Exercise for Parkinson's Disease
Giselle Petzinger, MD, an associate professor of Neurology at the University of Southern California and today’s guest, studies the extensive effects of how different types of exercise, in particular skill-based exercise, can affect the clinical outcome for people with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Petzinger's work focuses on understanding how to promote brain repair after injury, particularly in the context of Parkinson's disease. She is currently investigating ways to enhance neuroplasticity in a preclinical model of the disease. She has examined the role of exercise in Parkinson's disease, with emphasis on how different types of exercise affect distinct regions of the brain. Her work has implications for improving the quality of life of patients diagnosed with the neurological disorder — a condition for which there is no cure. In this episode, we discuss... * 00:06:57 - What is Parkinson’s disease? * 00:11:57 - How symptoms of Parkinson’s disease generally only appear when ~50% of dopamine-secreting neurons in substantia nigra are lost. 1 * 00:14:57 - How other circuits in the brain can compensate for the loss of function of the substantia nigra. * 00:18:37 - Prevalence and hereditary risk factors of Parkinson’s disease. * 00:21:25 - How epidemiological studies have linked increased Parkinson’s disease risk with exposure to pesticides, herbicides, solvents, and certain heavy metals such as manganese. 1 * 00:26:57 - How exercise can lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. 1 2 3 * 00:35:38 - How skill-based exercise, such as yoga, Tai chi, boxing, tango or skateboarding may play a special role in ameliorating some of the effects of the disease by driving circuit-specific effects, by creating top-down cognitive challenge for skills involved in a patient's movement through space. * 00:47:49 - How serum BDNF significantly increases in Parkinson’s patients after 1 month of treadmill exercise and why this might mean better cognitive function. 1 2 * 00:58:33 - How treadmill exercise with heart rate 80-85% maximum for at least 3x per week slowed the progression of Parkinson’s disease symptoms. 1 * 01:01:31 - Why exercise may not fully replace the use of medications. * 01:09:58 - How the omega-3 fatty acid DHA has some preclinical evidence suggesting it may reduce motor-symptoms and dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease. 1 2 3 4 * 01:12:12 - How patients with Parkinson’s disease have higher levels of inflammatory biomarkers and how this might contribute to the disease. 1 Click here to get this episode's show notes and transcript Get early access with the premium members early access podcast feed, monthly Q&A sessions, an exclusive bi-weekly science digest email, and more! Click here to get started.
1 hr 19 min
The Model Health Show
The Model Health Show
Shawn Stevenson
TMHS 443: How Your Psychology Controls Your Biology & Transforming Education - With Guest Katie Wells
“Happiness is a quality of the soul, not a function of one’s material circumstances.” -Aristotle How do you respond when you face a challenge in life? Whether you’re facing some truly dark days or simply dealing with first world problems, it can be easy to get caught in a cycle of negative thoughts and patterns. I want to encourage you to take a lighthearted approach and focus on abundance. Because even when life is hard and you’re up against an obstacle, there is still an opportunity to be found. Today’s guest, Katie Wells, embodies that philosophy. From turning her personal health struggles into a thriving community to getting her mind right in order to set an example for her children, Katie knows a thing or two about turning lemons into lemonade. Katie is the founder of the renowned website Wellness Mama, bestselling author of The Wellness Mama Cookbook, and a mom of six who is passionate about uplifting and inspiring other families. On today’s show, she’s sharing personal anecdotes about transforming her own health, why mindset is the key to creating sustainable change, and how to cultivate the love of learning in your children. This episode is packed with powerful insights that I hope will resonate with you. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: * How to find the opportunities in challenging situations. * What inspired Katie to invest in her health. * The importance of taking ownership over your own wellness. * Katie’s journey of getting diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (& going into remission!) * How stress and trauma can contribute to inflammation in the body. * The catalyst that encouraged Katie to change her body image. * What psychoneuroendocrinology is. * The difference between training and working out, & why that distinction can be freeing. * Why being conscious of our self-talk matters. * How Katie was able to lose weight by eating more. * Why having clean personal care products matters. * The effects that conventional hand sanitizer can have on the microbiome. * How to support your children’s education from home. * Ways you can encourage your kids to get involve in their education. * The silver linings of living through a pandemic. Items mentioned in this episode include: * Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! * Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code model for 20% off! * Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! * Eatsmarterbook.com <-- Preorder your copy today to claim your bonuses! * Lose Stubborn Fat & Heal Your Thyroid Function with Dr. Izabella Wentz – Episode 220 * Your Body’s Hidden Fat Loss System with Dr. Alan Christianson – Episode 332 * Mind Over Medicine with Dr. Lissa Rankin – Episode 144 * The Body Keeps the Score by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk * The Wellness Mama Cookbook by Katie Wells * Wellnesse - Use the code model and get 10% off Natural Personal Care products such as hand sanitizer, whitening toothpaste and so much more. * Connect with Katie Wells Website / Podcast / Facebook / Instagram Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: * Apple Podcasts * Stitcher * Spotify * Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
1 hr 33 min
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