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We believe that every human being is designed to be extraordinary. That means you reading this right now… yes you! Have you ever been scared about the health of a loved one, or about the health of your children? Have you ever felt hopeless about your health and wondered… “I’ve been doing everything they have told me to do… why am I not healthier”? If you are at all interested in health, life, success, and happiness, this podcast is for you. Dr. Jamie Richards and Dr. Kresimir Jug never shy away from an interesting and fun conversation that will leave you, passionately engaged, ready to take action, and always wanting to learn more.

We believe that every human being is designed to be extraordinary. That means you reading this right now… yes you! Have you ever been scared about the health of a loved one, or about the health of your children? Have you ever felt hopeless about your health and wondered… “I’ve been doing everything they have told me to do… why am I not healthier”? If you are at all interested in health, life, success, and happiness, this podcast is for you. Dr. Jamie Richards and Dr. Kresimir Jug never shy away from an interesting and fun conversation that will leave you, passionately engaged, ready to take action, and always wanting to learn more.
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We believe that every human being is designed to be extraordinary. That means you reading this right now… yes you! Have you ever been scared about the health of a loved one, or about the health of your children? Have you ever felt hopeless about your health and wondered… “I’ve been doing everything they have told me to do… why am I not healthier”? If you are at all interested in health, life, success, and happiness, this podcast is for you. Dr. Jamie Richards and Dr. Kresimir Jug never shy away from an interesting and fun conversation that will leave you, passionately engaged, ready to take action, and always wanting to learn more.

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Episodes

#285 Get Lean With Protein

8/13/2018
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Weight loss is a very interesting and confusing topic. It's interesting because, despite the plethora of studies and real life (and social media) testimonials, some people still believe the things that they learned growing up, despite that information being thoroughly refuted. For example, many people still believe that eating many meals throughout the day is the only way to lose weight. "I'm just not hungry in the morning," they say. There is nothing wrong with eating all of your...

Duration:00:20:40

#284 How to Overcome Criticism

8/6/2018
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Do you want to live a life worth living or are OK with keeping things the way they are? The fact that you're even reading this and listening to the podcast means we already know your answer...you want an extraordinary life. That decision alone puts you in the top 5% of people living on the planet, which is sad when you really think about it. That sole fact that you want better your life, means that along the way you are going to pick up many nasty comments, deep exhales, raised...

Duration:00:20:16

#283 Cardio First or Second?

7/30/2018
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Growing up there was always a debate as to which should be done first, weights or cardio? Of course, every side had its pundits. You should always do cardio first because that will make you more cut, always do weights first because that will help you develop more mass, never do cardio, never lift heavy...I'm sure you've heard it all. The answer to the question is one of either two things: It doesn't matter which comes first or it depends on what you want to do. In the example from...

Duration:00:13:10

#282 How To Start Fixing Your Diet

7/23/2018
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Which diet is the best one? Should you be a vegetarian or a vegan? What about paleo, is that right for you? I'm sure you've heard you could lose a ton of weight doing 'keto,' or maybe Atkins is better? Is meat OK to eat or does it cause cancer? What about fasting, should you do three days fasts or just a little every day? What if you only want to lose weight? I heard there's a new supplement from the rain forest that's helping people lose 10 pounds in 5 days without having to change...

Duration:00:17:58

#281 What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

7/16/2018
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Let's suppose that you could create a time machine and that you could travel back in time 20 years and visit yourself. What would you say? Other than the obvious, play these lottery numbers, don't visit this part of the world at this time, bet on this team to win the Super Bowl, what would you say? Knowing what you would say to your 20 years younger self is a valuable exercise, but paradoxically enough, it's not useful to you now, it's relevant for your future self. Aren't you...

Duration:00:09:50

#280 Do These Exercises Forever

7/9/2018
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There was a great article posted from our friends over at T-nation titled "Do these exercises forever." The purpose of the article, which has been linked below for your reading pleasure, was to give you 5 exercises that you absolutely must do if you want to continue using your body into your old age. The exercises were chosen based on the most common day to day stresses that you would likely experience. We love and agree entirely with these exercises, however there is one crucial...

Duration:00:13:44

#278 You Need To Think Like An Investor

7/2/2018
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Price is what you pay; value is what you get. -Warren Buffet What would your life look like if you started thinking about value over cost? What if the conversation was more focused on the worth of something vs. how much you had to pay? You are an investor. I'm not sure if anyone has ever told you that, but it is entirely true. Of course, like a million other ideas and concepts, investing (at least to most) has been linked to money. When you hear investing you think of putting...

Duration:00:20:56

#277 Top Health Care Trends in 2018

6/25/2018
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Trends are always fun to follow...they're fun because it's a glimpse of where the current thinking is at and most importantly where its' going. It also gives you good insight into what problems we are facing and how we are trying to solve them. The purpose of this episode is to review the article on the top health trends of 2018 and share our insight into which ones we love, which ones we don't and most importantly, we share what you can do to either buck or ride the trends to...

Duration:00:21:25

#276 Exercise and Nervous System Health

6/18/2018
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Today we are examining a study from Frontiers in Neuroscience. I'm not sure if it's genuine or just good old dramatic copy writing but the study has been labeled as 'ground-breaking' by the researchers and press, but it just seems like common sense to us. The study involved studying 2 separate groups of mice. One group was allowed to live life normally while the other group was reduced to living with the restricted use of their hind legs. They observed both groups of mice for 28...

Duration:00:14:09

#275 Beginner's Guide to Macro Counting

6/11/2018
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If you've ever been to an Eat By Design seminar you'll know that one of the principles is to stop counting calories. That's not to say that calories don't matter as they very much do, however, they are not the most important thing to focus on when you are trying to change your diet and improve your health. The quality (freshness & realness vs. how processed) of your food is far more critical to your health than the amount of it that you eat. Today we focus on the other side of the...

Duration:00:20:06

#274 Why Everything Is My Fault

6/4/2018
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You should believe that everything in your life is your fault, even if it's not. I don't want that to sound like an inflammatory or mean-spirited statement just one of fact. I've heard people, maybe even you, blame many of the problems of today on the 'entitlement' people have. I agree...thinking that you're owed something, just because you're here is a destructive way (and exactly the opposite of what I'm advocating) to live. I'm well aware that a lot of horrible things happen to...

Duration:00:13:20

#273 How Downtime Improves Your Life

5/28/2018
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"Work hard", hustle & grind", "always be closing" are just some of the slang words associated with success in our culture. Of course, it's impossible to have any type of success without hours and hours of hard work. Stress vs. rest might be the one time where the concept of balance is an excellent way to understand the delicate relationship between the two. Balance is unique in helping you learn what you need to do to obtain your values. The purpose of this podcast is to help...

Duration:00:13:00

#272 Stopping Your Fever May Be a Bad Idea

5/21/2018
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It's a very normal emotion to want to help your child when they have a raging fever, are feel poorly and want nothing more than for you to hold them. The chances are most will try to bring the temperature down – either with medicine or other measures, such as warm baths. On today's episode of Life By Design we explore the question... Is fever reduction a good thing or could it actually be bad? What we covered:

Duration:00:21:07

#271 Should Cancer Patients Exercise?

5/14/2018
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Great news from Clinical Oncology Society of Australia in regards to recommendations for cancer patients. "Exercise should be prescribed to all cancer patients, and not to do so would be harmful." This is not a new thought, yet it is very exciting to finally hear it stated in a such a clear, concise way. Hopefully, this pro-exercise attitude will continue throughout the medical profession, and patient's health will start to increase. Of course, claiming that ALL cancer patients...

Duration:00:14:53

#270 Does Coffee Break Your Fast?

5/7/2018
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Coffee is still a topic of huge debate with Life By Design. Not mentioning any names, but some of us believe coffee should be included in the same category as dairy. This means if you're adapted, go for it, if not, stay away. You might wonder "what does this have to do with coffee and fasting" and the answer is everything. The argument hinges on how coffee is digested and metabolized. Understanding digestion is the cornerstone for understanding fasting and its benefits. The benefits...

Duration:00:18:22

#269 How Much Should Children Exercise?

4/30/2018
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Questions like these are always amusing. They're amusing because of the way that it's framed and answered. To be clear, we don't talk about 'exercise' for children because it sounds like an intervention. Using that language makes it sound like we are trying to treat and prevent a problem for kids, which is why this CNN article is so very interesting. All of the CDC, NHS, and other government organizations recommendations for exercise stem from research on how much is required to...

Duration:00:16:32

#268 The Mind of An Elite Athlete with Jadzia Truszkowski

4/23/2018
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This week we're proud and excited to have back Jadzia Truszkowski. Last year, at almost this exact time, Jadzia and I spent some time talking about her latest achievement - qualifying for her first CrossFit regionals. This year she's back, and it's been quite an improvement. Jadzia is ranked 25th in the entire world after the open and 3rd in the Canada East Region. Most importantly, and she mentions this during the interview, she feels like she belongs with the top dogs now. She...

Duration:00:31:42

#267 What The Heck Is Emotional Intelligence?

4/16/2018
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What the heck is emotional intelligence? It's funny, although you might not know the exact definition, you already have an idea of what we're talking about. The term originated from Yale University in the early 90's and is defined as being smart about your feelings. It's how to use your emotions to inform your thinking and use your thinking to inform your emotions. We don't necessarily like the definition, but love the concept of having emotional intelligence. Intelligence is defined...

Duration:00:19:16

#266 Learning Fitness From High School Athletes

4/9/2018
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Stick around for one second because this is going somewhere... Take a quick moment and open up YouTube...type in "rocks and sand Stephan Covey" and watch the first video that pops up. What you hopefully take away from this video is that trying to fit in the little things around your current busy life will not work; you must first schedule and complete the large projects if you ever hope to get the little things done. How does this apply to your fitness? Your body works on the...

Duration:00:21:11

#265 Is Fasting a Fad or Fat Loss Fix?

4/2/2018
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Fasting has been around for centuries and continues to fall in and out of fashion. It was not uncommon in university for peers to attempt to drink nothing but water, lemon juice and cayenne pepper for days at a time to either lose weight or "flush toxins". Of course why people choose to fast could be its own unique topic, but the reasons vary from losing weight to helping recover from a disease. Of course, like all things, there are fasts, and then there are fasts. But is there...

Duration:00:16:17