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EP 57 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Train Your Brain to Overcome Challenges

Take simple steps today to retrain your thinking.Dr. Mike Dow believes in harnessing the brain’s power to become the best version of yourself. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) changes the way you think and act. The fears you choose to face, relationships you choose to cultivate or not shape how you think. Dr. Dow endorses journaling your thoughts so you can see the changes you make. You can set your brain’s default position from pessimism to optimism. This is especially helpful with...


EP 56 - Healthy International Travel Tips

Stay fit and healthy while making the most of international travel.Carolyn Scott-Hamilton has tips and tricks for healthy international travel. The most important thing is to stay hydrated, especially when you’re flying. Reduce cramping, fatigue and jet lag by drinking plenty of water. Get bottled water because the water in your hotel room may leave you bloated. Take vegetable packets so you’re not caught without something you can consume. Rich meals may not contain the veggies your body...


EP 55 - Understanding Suicide

Learn more about suicide and how you can help a friend in need.George Vernadakis of Everyday Health saw the suicide statistics and had to do something about it. Everyday Health published an extensive report about suicide risk factors and how to help. Self injury deaths (overdose and suicide) are higher in Americans than those caused by diabetes. Suicide rates are climbing. Suicide is complex and rarely has just one contributing factor. Financial trouble, illness, relationship difficulty...


EP 54 - Negative Effects of Blue Light & How to Combat Them

Eliminate blue light in your bedroom and improve your sleep.Sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus knows that better sleep occurs when your bedroom isn’t a “blue light” special. In this case, blue light is in the 450 to 480 nanometer range of frequency. Lightbulbs have some degree of blue light frequency. Devices emit blue light without software that adjusts the frequency. Blue light can turn off the melatonin faucet in the brain. Melatonin is your body’s natural sleep aid. This is especially...


EP 53 - My Struggle with Yo-Yo Diets & Childhood Obesity

Turn trauma into triumph, eliminate processed foods and work to heal yourself.Fitness coach Shanna Ferrigno struggled with childhood obesity. Her father, Lou, was a body builder and actor. His return to bodybuilding competitions during her youth turned her family into a business. While eating clean food, Lou was emotionally unavailable during his training. Shanna missed the connection with her father. She turned to processed foods for consolation because healthy foods were associated with...


EP 52 - 3 Pillars of Healing: Foods, Movement & Mindset

Use the three pillars of healing to get your life back on track.Motivational speaker and fitness trainer Danette May believes that small hinges move big doors. Huge changes can’t take place overnight, but implementing small changes over time has great impact. Danette’s personal journey started with the loss of her son during childbirth. A divorce and significant financial impact followed. She could choose to let life happen to her or co-create the life of her dreams. You can take control...


EP 51 - Hormone Balancing & Gut Healing with Herbalism

Herbal medicine is a natural option to remedy some ailments.Jovanka Ciares left the entertainment industry behind when she discovered herbal treatments for personal ailments. This led her to a new life as an herbal medicine practitioner. Jovanka looked healthy and fit on the surface during her industry days, but her body was suffering. Reducing stress and using food as medicine set her on the road to healing. Trying culinary herbs for treatment is fairly safe. Ginger may reduce the...


EP 50 - Faith & Fitness of a World Champion

Life's challenges can lead to changes that bring happiness and success.Janine Avanti was an award-winning, high-speed water skier. After a crash that essentially ended her career, her athletic focus shifted to fitness. Competitive since childhood, Janine found athleticism as a fun way to burn off excess energy. High-speed water skiing requires special equipment to handle the speed, along with a thrill-seeking nature. The loss of a fellow high-speed skier led Janine to follow a different...


Encore Episode - Life, Def Leppard & Beyond

Phil Collen, well-known musician of Def Leppard, is disputing the cliche of being part of a "sex, drugs and alcohol" industry with his vegan and alcohol-free lifestyle.Phil Collen, well-known musician of Def Leppard, is disputing the cliche of being part of a "sex, drugs and alcohol" industry with his vegan and alcohol-free lifestyle. Starting as a vegetarian for moral reasons 35 years ago, Collen has been a vegan for the last six years and attributes his diet and exercise regimen to his...


EP 49 - Overlooked Pain: Trivial Aches & Pains Could Lead to Serious Problems

Trivial aches and pains can lead to serious problems.An alarming number of people suffer from pain. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. How do you know when you need to see a doctor? Dr. Christine Horner suggests you visit a doctor for chronic or severe pain. Minor, short-lived pain may be treated with home care alone. Most people overlook a few types of pain. Neck pain can result from hunching to use devices. Gardening may contribute to back pain. Plantar fasciitis or runner’s...


EP 48 - It’s Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery Through Trauma & Loss

Don't let grief get the best of you.Grief is felt physically, emotionally and spiritually. Loss, fear and trauma all trigger grief. Therapist Edy Nathan experienced such grief that she decided to write a guide for those facing grief. We all have masks that we wear to cover grief. Many people try to avoid the process. It can be healthier to befriend grief and learn from it. Think about forgiveness as you consider your own trauma. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you forget the event and the...


Encore Episode - Train Like a Celebrity & Look Like a Star

Corey Calliet’s cutting-edge personal training style, known as “The Calliet Way”, pulls from athletic strength and conditioning techniques and professional bodybuilding fundamentals.Corey Calliet’s cutting-edge personal training style, known as “The Calliet Way”, pulls from athletic strength and conditioning techniques and professional bodybuilding fundamentals. Not only does Corey’s unique method shape an aesthetic body for his clients, it trains them to meet high physical demands and...


EP 47 - Get the Facts: Checking in with Your Gut

There may be a natural treatment for your digestive troubles.One hundred million Americans experience digestive issues. Gut complaints are a major reason people see a physician. Dr. Michael Murray advocates for natural approaches to many of these functional complaints. Many people turn to probiotics for digestive complaints but they do not digest food. Probiotics support the health of the digestive system. Digestive enzymes aid with gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation and diarrhea....


EP 46 - Mind-Wandering Stress Could Lead to Unnecessary Rx

Natural remedies can help quiet your stressed mind.Our minds tend to wander at least half of the time. A wandering mind is thinking about other things, not the task at hand. Most of those wandering thoughts are spend on negative things. Herbal pharmacist David Foreman classifies negative mind wandering as stress. Digestive disorders, headaches, muscle tension, short-term memory loss, immune issues and heart disease can be impacted by stress. Prescription medication is designed to treat...


EP 45 - The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely & Unleash Your Joy

Allow yourself the opportunity to be imperfect and experience more joy in life.We hold ourselves to high standards. Sometimes, we elevate those standards to impossible ones. The desire to have something be perfect feeds anxiety and leads to procrastination. Petra Kolber says it’s time to stop listening to that inner critic who makes you feel like it’s not worth it if you’re not perfect. The feeling may not ever go away. Awareness of the inner critic who bars you from doing your best work...


EP 44 - Mindfulness in the Home

A happy home starts with self-love and mindfulness.When you think about yourself, are you being kind? Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood advocate for positive self-affirmations. Affirmations are a stream of thought. They typically begin with “I am.” It’s better to think positively, choosing what follows “I am” to be self-affirming. You must love and value yourself. Mindfulness can transform your home. Positivity and joyfulness in the moment creates a more loving household. Be aware of all of your...


EP 43 - Finding Love: Authentic Dating in the Real World

Find the right love match.If you’re looking for love, maybe it’s time to look in the right places. Kailen Rosenberg developed a test to reveal who people really are. Her goal was to help people make authentic connections. Learning to love yourself will make it easier for you to approach a relationship with honesty. You deserve the happiness and healing love can bring. Kailen points out that baggage doesn’t make a person bad. In fact, addressing baggage can prompt awakening and healing....


EP 42 - Wasted Days & Wasted Nights: The Freddy Fender Story

Freddy Fender rose from poverty to musical success, battled addiction, and found peace through religion.Fame can be amazing. However, many famous people get caught in the trappings of addiction. Tammy Lorraine Huerta Fender tells the gospel truth about her father, Freddy Fender. Known as the King of Tex-Mex, Freddy wanted the whole truth of his life to be honestly shared. Freddy was a Mexican-American singer who rose from the depths of poverty, breaking free from a life spent picking...


EP 41 - The Importance of Nutrition in Cancer Care, Part 2

One thing you can control during cancer treatment is your nutrition.There are so many uncontrollable elements when one undergoes cancer treatment. Jessica Iannotta advises that the one thing that a patient can control is nutrition. Consuming nutrient-rich foods that the body can tolerate can improve cancer treatment success. Nutritional tips for cancer patients: Listen as Jessica joins Dr. Bond to share nutrition tips for cancer patients.


EP 40 - The Importance of Nutrition in Cancer Care, Part 1

Nutrition matters in cancer treatment.Nutrition matters before, during and after cancer treatment. Susan Bratton advocates for nutritional integration in cancer treatment after losing a close friend to brain cancer. Her friend was told nutrition doesn’t matter. She dove into research, finding evidence-based nutritional impact. She left her Wall Street job to found her own oncology nutrition company. There is no structure in place in the healthcare delivery system to pay for nutritional...