593 - Does Elderberry Protect Against Colds and Flu?
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Feeling Good Podcast | TEAM-CBT - The New Mood Therapy
Feeling Good Podcast | TEAM-CBT - The New Mood Therapy
David Burns, MD
217: Ask David: Is human "worthwhileness" worthwhile? Why am I always the the last to find out about anything? A Daily Gratitude Log, Positive Reframing and more!
Today's Ask David features four terrific questions. * Kevin asks: Why is the concept of worthwhileness and worthlessness so important to people and their emotional health? * Vallejo asks: Does the statement, "WHY AM I ALWAYS THE LAST ONE TO FIND OUT ABOUT ANYTHING?” correspond to overgeneralization, or self-blame? I’ve been listening to the early podcasts on the ten positive and negative cognitive distortions. * David P asks: Do you think there is anything to be gained from a daily gratitude log, to go along with the daily mood log? * Harvey asks: I don’t see how Positive Reframing actually contributes to the therapy. * Kevin asks: Why are the concepts of worthwhileness and worthlessness so important to people and their emotional health? Hi David, I have a quick question about the concept of being a worthwhile human being. Suppose a person believes they are unconditionally worthwhile, what are the implications of this? Why are the concepts of worthwhileness and worthlessness so important to people and their emotional health? Best Regards, Kevin Hi Kevin, Thanks! That’s a very important question. However, it is abstract and philosophical. I have found that philosophical discussions tend to go on endlessly with resolve. In contrast, when someone asks for help with a specific moment when she or he was upset, then I can usually show that person how to change the way she or he is feeling. And when that happens, the person generally suddenly “sees” the solution to some very profound philosophical or spiritual questions. All that being said, I’ll take a crack at it. The goal of TEAM therapy is not to go from thinking that you’re a worthless human being to thinking that you’re a worthwhile human being, but to give up these concepts as nonsensical. Specific activities, talents or thoughts can be more or less worthwhile, but a human being cannot be more or less worthwhile. We can judge specific events, actions, and so forth, but not humans. At least I am not aware of how to validly judge a human being, or a group of humans. We can only judge their actions, attitudes, thoughts, and so forth. Unconditional self-esteem is definitely better than conditional self-esteem, since you don’t have to be perfect or a great achiever or a great anything to be “worthwhile,” but you are still focused on being "worthwhile." I'm not sure what that means, but there is a downside, to my way of thinking. If you think you are worthwhile because you are a human being, does that mean that you are more worthwhile than animals? Lots of people abuse animals, hunt animals, and so forth, which many people find immensely disturbing. These are some of the consequences of thinking that animals are less worthwhile, for example. Not sure that helps, but like your line of questioning! David Kevin follows up: What is the implication then of giving up these concepts at all? I assume that thinking that you have unconditional worthwhileness because you are alive or to drop these concepts entirely have the same emotional implications for people. What are these implications? For example, if I think that worthwhileness and worthlessness are meaningless concepts, so what? What’s the point? What do I gain? Hi Kevin, Let me start by saying, once again, that I am not an evangelist spreading the “gospel,” so to speak. My goal is simply to help people who are struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, and self-doubt. So, if your way of thinking about things is working for you, there’s no reason to change. But my focus is always on someone who is suffering, and that’s where these concepts can sometimes be important. I can tell you what I gained by giving up the idea that I could be, or needed to be “worthwhile” or “special.” I gained a great deal of joy. It was a lot like escaping from a mental prison. It freed me to find incredible joy in the “ordinary” events of my daily life. It also freed me from fears of “failure” or not being “good enough.” Depression always results from Overgeneralization--you generalize from failing at something specific to thinking you are a failure as a human being. Without Overgeneralization, I think it is safe to say that it is impossible to be depressed. For example, if you measure your worthwhileness based on your achievements and success, you may feel excited when you succeed and devastated or anxious when you fail, or when you are in danger of failing. I'm not sure if this addresses your excellent question! A young woman told herself that she was "unloveable" when she and her boyfriend broke up after two years of going together. Can you see that she thinks she has a "self" that can be "loveable" or "unloveable?" This thought was very disturbing to her, as you might imagine. Relationships do not break up because someone is "unloveable," but because of specific factors or events that drive people apart. Once you zero in on why the relationship failed, or more correctly, why the two of you broke up, then you can pinpoint the causes and learn and grow so you can make your next relationship even better. There are tons of specific reasons why people break up! But if you think that you’re “unloveable,” or tell yourself that the relationship was “a failure,” then you may get stuck in a morass of negative feelings. But it’s not even true that the relationship was a failure.” That’s All-or-Nothing Thinking, since all relationships are a mixture of more or less successful aspects. You could even tell yourself that a “failed” relationship was a partial success, since you successfully learned that this isn’t the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with. What’s in it for you to give up Overgeneralization and All-or-Nothing Thinking, as well as the concepts of being a “worthwhile” or “worthless” human being? That’s a decision each person can make. There are benefits as well as problems with these ways of thinking. For example, let’s say you’re depressed and think of yourself as “defective.” This is a common negative thought, and it is based on the idea that a human being could be more or less worthwhile, or thinking that your "self" can be judged or rated. So, you could do two Cost-Benefit Analyses. * * First, you could list the advantages and disadvantages of thinking of yourself as a “defective” human being. Then balance the advantages against the disadvantages on a 100-point scale, assigning the larger number to the list that seems more important or desirable. * Second, you could list the advantages and disadvantages of thinking of yourself as a human being with defects, and once again balance the list of advantages against the disadvantages on a 100-point scale. This is just a subtle change in semantics, but the emotional implications can sometimes be pretty powerful. As I mentioned at the top, philosophical debates are just debates. Fun, perhaps, but not terribly useful. I’m more interested in magic, or miracles. That’s what happens at the moment of profound change, which can ONLY happen by focusing on one specific moment when you felt upset and needed help. When you do that, everything becomes radically different, and real change can occur. And at that magic moment of change, the solutions to all of the problems of philosophy will often suddenly become crystal clear. Or, to put it differently, the philosophical debates will suddenly become, without meaning to sound harsh, almost a waste of previous time. Our current semi-feral cat loves my wife, but is only starting to trust me, so I’ve been working at gaining her trust and learning to understand her non-verbal and somewhat complex efforts to communicate. Yesterday she roller over on her back and stretch out her front and back paws to expose her tummy to the max, and she let me pet her tummy for quite a long time, purring loudly the whole time. I don’t car…
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UNSTOPPABLE with Kerwin Rae
UNSTOPPABLE with Kerwin Rae
Kerwin Rae
The hidden power of mushrooms | Julian Mitchell | Unstoppable #114
Did you know that mushrooms can change their DNA to make cotton, leather, and even polyester becoming food for them? That penicillin comes from the fungi kingdom? That there’s a phobia to mushrooms and they’re even considered the Earth’s natural internet? These are just some of the amazing facts about mushrooms that Julian Mitchell shared with me in this episode of Unstoppable. Julian is the CEO of Life Cykel, an evolutionary focused mycelium biotechnology company, whose mission is to enable people and the environment to grow healthier with mushrooms. He co-founded Life Cykel with Ryan Creed in 2015 and rapidly grew their business by focusing on producing the highest quality bioavailable full spectrum mushroom liquid extracts as well as some of the highest quality mushroom products. They offer an incredible range of products and services for health and planetary harmony, all consisting of the humble mushroom. They have liquid extracts, mushroom powder, mushroom protein, and even grow kits that give people the opportunity to grow their own mushrooms at home. Life Cykel also works closely with the National Mushroom Network, Mushroom honey, and Beemunity, products that support the immunity of bees. Life Cykel has been featured in a range of media including Channel 9, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Joe Rogan Experience, SBS and Beauticate. Now we have the pleasure of having Julian on Unstoppable, sharing with us his journey as an entrepreneur, from being a physiotherapist to becoming one of the most environmentally conscious mushroom farmers in Australia. Whether you’re a plant enthusiast, an entrepreneur or you’re just a curious soul who would like to learn the secrets of the fungi kingdom, this episode is for you!
53 min
Psychologists Off The Clock
Psychologists Off The Clock
Diana Hill, Debbie Sorensen, Yael Schonbrun & Jill Stoddard
173. Confidence, Self-Doubt, and Overcoming Limitations with Our New Team Member, Michael Herold
In his TEDx talk, Michael Herold, public speaker, confidence coach, and podcaster extraordinaire, says, “Things you will achieve in your life, you will achieve because of your disability, not in spite of it.” In this week’s episode of Psychologists Off the Clock, Michael talks with Debbie and Yael about confidence, self-doubt, and overcoming limitations. Limitations are all around us. These might be thoughts about how unqualified we are, feelings of anxiety, or even physical disabilities such as spinal muscular atrophy, but Michael Herold has some good news. We can overcome the limitations that come from our own heads, by taking Comfort Zone Challenges! Join us in this episode to learn about how to work with those limitations, instead of against them, to achieve the life you want.  The Psychologists Off the Clock are excited to welcome Michael aboard as our new Strategic Consultant. Join us to for this episode to meet Michael and learn about our new team member!  Listen and Learn How to build confidence and step outside your comfort zone About Michael’s transition from animator to public speaker, coach, and podcaster  Why Acceptance and Commitment Therapy resonates with Michael and how it changed his life  How Michael’s disability, spinal muscular atrophy, has shaped his unique perspective  How you can use values to overcome your limitations About motivational porn and the microaggressions we often use when discussing people who have ‘overcome’ disability-related limitations Why it’s so important to connect with people and how to do that  Inside information on how Coach Michael works to build his clients’ confidence  Tips and tricks from the master himself on how to build your own confidence Resources from this Podcast Episode Michael's TEDx talk  Michael’s website Michael's podcast: The Art of Charm   The Art of Charm Podcast's Episode featuring Michael  The Art of Charm Podcast's Core Confidence Program  Viktor Frankl's Book: Man's Search for Meaning  Michael’s Short Film “When I grow up” All of Michael’s short animated films  Michael Herold   About Michael Herold Early in his life, doctors told Michael Herold’s parents that his severe disability would keep him from living a normal life. The doctors were right. Michael’s life has been anything but normal. In fact, he is quite a renaissance man. For over a decade, Michael was a successful animator for Nickelodeon and worked on a variety of shows including Penguins of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. He currently does public speaking around the world and has recently spoken in front of parliament and given a TEDx talk. Michael also uses skills and exercises from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to provide coaching on a variety of life-skills including public speaking, self-doubt, communication, and, primarily, confidence. Visit Michael’s website to find out more!      Episode 91. Disability as a Form of Diversity with Dr. Erin Andrews Episode 169. Microaggressions, Mental Health Disparities, and Racial Trauma with Monnica Williams Episode 102. A Liberated Mind with Dr. Steven Hayes Episode 72. Committed Action with Dr. DJ Moran Episode 32. Social Connection: Exploring Loneliness and Building Intimacy
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Ordinary Vegan Podcast
Ordinary Vegan Podcast
Nancy Montuori
Ordinary Vegan Podcast #91- Turning Your Passion Into A Plant-Based Business Part 2
Is it time to turn your passion for a vegan lifestyle into a plant-based business? What was recently a radical lifestyle choice, eating plants, is now rapidly moving into the mainstream. And if there was ever a time to open a plant-based business, now is the time. According to Meticulous Research, the plant-based food market worth will be 74.2 billion by 2027. Clearly, the growth in this market is due to the nutritional benefits offered by plants and for the sake of the environment. These statistics open a significant opportunity for vegan entrepreneurs. Our podcast guest, Björn Öste, is a seasoned plant-based business owner and entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of Good Idea Drinks. Good Idea is a flavored sparkling water with a blend of five amino acids and chromium that cuts the blood sugar spike after a meal. It's all-natural, un-sweetened, and contains zero calories. Prior to Good Idea, Björn co-founded Oatly. Oatly is one of the most popular non-dairy milks in the world and is sold in over 25 countries. He and his brother Rickard specialize in plant-based food products with preventative properties. In Podcast #91, we speak with plant-based business owner Björn Öste about his entrepreneur journey along with : * Why consumer research is a waste of time * Food as medicine * Working with products that make a real and meaningful difference in people's lives * The science and innovations in food * Raising capital Thanks to Osea Malibu for being today's sponsor. You can receive $10.00 off your order of $50.00 0r more here until December 21, 2020. Additionally, you can find my organic vegan CBD products made from hemp on my website. If you have any questions about how CBD may help you, don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net. For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan and join our fun Facebook Group and community. Sign up here, so you don't miss any of Ordinary Vegan's podcasts or recipes. Also, if you get a chance, please write a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts so our community can grow. I hope today's podcast inspires you to follow your bliss.
43 min
The One You Feed
The One You Feed
Eric Zimmer|Wondery
363: Cory Allen on Cultivating Mindfulness
Cory Allen is a writer, musician, meditation teacher, and creator of the podcast, The Astral Hustle, which focuses on how to live better with leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy. Cory believes that the more we understand ourselves, the less we suffer. In this episode, Cory and Eric discuss his book, Now Is The Way: An Unconventional Approach To Modern Mindfulness. 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, Cory Allen and I Discuss Cultivating Mindfulness and… * His book, Now Is The Way: An Unconventional Approach To Modern Mindfulness * The role of our actions in determining who we are * How to differentiate between helpful and unhelpful negative thoughts and emotions * The most effective way to widen the gap between stimulus and response * The watching mind and the doing mind * Why the notions of emptiness and non-self needn’t be scary * The answer to the question, “Does my life even matter?” * How we assign meaning rather than find meaning in life * What it means to dilute strong emotions or ruminating thoughts when they arise Cory Allen Links: www.cory-allen.org Twitter Instagram BLUBlox offers high-quality lenses that filter blue light, reduce glare, and combat the unhealthy effects of our digital life. Visit BLUblox.com and get free shipping worldwide and also 15% off with Promo Code: WOLF15 SimpliSafe: Get comprehensive protection for your entire home with security cameras, alarms, sensors as well as fire, water, and carbon monoxide alerts. SimpliSafe is having a huge holiday sale! Visit simplisafe.com/wolf for a free home security camera and 40% off any security system.  Pachamama: Produces extraordinary high quality, organic CBD products. They are one of three companies in over 200 top selling CBD brands to actually test negative for leads, metals, and pesticides and test positive for having the right amount of CBD. Visit www.enjoypachamama.com and use code WOLF for 25% off. If you enjoyed this conversation with Cory Allen on Cultivating Mindfulness, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Effortless Mindfulness with Loch Kelly Transformative Mindfulness with Shauna Shapiro
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The Darin Olien Show
The Darin Olien Show
Darin Olien
Could Sirtuins Increase Your Life & Slow Down The Aging Process?
Aging. It's a process in life that we're all going through- right from the second we're born. Although aging isn't actually a disease, it does bring many risks. Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and cancer are just a few examples.  But what if everything we think we know about aging is about to change?  A few radical yet innovative scientists propose that aging may not be as inevitable as we once thought. Dr. David Sinclair is a Harvard Professor who is best known for his research on aging and lifespan extension. In 2014, he nabbed the title for one of the 100 "most influential people in the world" by TIME magazine. In a recent episode of The Darin Olien Show, we started discussing redefining the process of aging with a massive spotlight on the roles of sirtuins, resveratrol, and NAD+. What Are Sirtuins? Since the early 1990s, scientists have managed to pinpoint at least one so-called "Longevity gene." These age-controlling genes are present in almost every single lifeform on the planet. One group of these genes is known as sirtuins.  Sirtuins are protein enzymes that regulate various cellular functions. These functions include aging, inflammation, detoxification, stress resistance, metabolism, sleep cycles, and mitochondrial biogenesis (DNA). There are several sirtuins that an organism can have, ranging from SIRT-1 through to SIRT-7. For example, bacteria have one, yeasts have five, and humans have seven.  "Without them, the body doesn't really know how to take care of themselves. That includes things like digest food well, process it, give the body energy, heal itself, even memory is controlled by these sirtuins."  Intermittent Fasting & Sirtuins Fad diets are everywhere. But one that seems to have stuck, and is doing us some good, is intermittent fasting. For a while now, scientists have known that restricting your calorie intake can slow the aging process. This is because calorie restriction stimulates sirtuin activity. Fasting is a type of biological stress for our bodies. "If we skip a meal or two, or even three, we know we're not going to run out of food. But our bodies don't know that," says David. "They've evolved to panic when we're not getting enough food, and they turn on these defenses," which in the short term can work wonders on the body.  One of the sirtuins' top functions is autophagy. Think of autophagy as the process of cellular housekeeping. It's the body's way of cleaning out damaged cells to regenerate newer, healthier cells. During starvation, autophagy keeps the body going by using up and breaking down old, cellular junk to keep all the body's necessary processes going.  Regarding sirtuins, "They're quite bossy," David chuckles. "They tell other proteins what to do. They don't do the work themselves." As they begin clearing out cellular waste, they leave in its wake a trail of health benefits. For example: Significantly improve mental focus and concentration Boost and support the body's "good" inflammation response Remove toxic proteins from the cells linked to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, and maintain healthy cholesterol levels While this all sounds like some kind of miracle, you have to remember that just skipping a few meals won't permanently help your sirtuin. In fact, its activity declines by about 60% as you age.  So, what can we do to increase our sirtuin activity? Resveratrol Sparks Sirtuins Studies are starting to show that your sirtuin levels will also increase when you boost your resveratrol intake. Resveratrol is part of a group of compounds called polyphenols, which are thought to act similarly to antioxidants.  "It is almost the gasoline or the fuel source for the sirtuins," David says. But, "it's hard to get a lot of resveratrol into the body; it's very insoluble." While you can get a tiny amount from a glass or two of red wine, it still isn’t enough.
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Optimal Health Daily
Optimal Health Daily
Dr. Neal Malik
1189: [Part 2] Muscle Cramps: How To Handle Them (And Why They Aren’t So Bad) by Kate Galliett of The Unbreakable Body
Kate Galliett of The Unbreakable Body talks about how to handle muscle cramps. This is part 2 of 2. Episode 1189: [Part 2] Muscle Cramps: How To Handle Them (And Why They Aren’t So Bad) by Kate Galliett of The Unbreakable Body Kate Galliett has been a coach of movement and strength for 16 years. She is an expert at helping others unlock their True Nature and tap into their full potential through movement, fitness, body re-patterning, and mindset. She began as a trainer in a local gym during her college years and has had a wide array of experiences in the fitness, coaching, and entrepreneurship realms. The original post is located here: http://fitforreallife.com/2016/04/how-to-handle-muscle-cramps/ Please Rate & Review the Show! Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com and in  The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts! Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalHealthDailyDietNutritionFitness Dropps delivers powerful cleaning from nature with plant and mineral based formulas to your door in low waste cardboard packaging instead of plastic containers that end up in our oceans and landfills. Sign up for auto-shipments to save big (you can pause, skip, or cancel anytime). Visit Dropps.com/OHD and use code OHD for 25% off your first order. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/optimal-health-daily/support
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