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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

#355 Chiropractic & Less Pain Medication

8/19/2019
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"Opioid use - even short term - can lead to addiction and, too often, overdose." -Mayo Clinic Staff To put it, bluntly - pain sucks. If you've ever injured yourself, you know exactly how debilitating it can be. Now imagine that you've served time in combat in Iraq, lost some of your best friends in battle, been injured from the strain of battle and suffered the psychological stress from witnessing the horrors of war, not to mention being away from your home and most of the people...

Duration:00:10:35

#334 Strength Training Helps You Live Longer

8/12/2019
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Two new studies remind us of what we already know but sometimes forget. The above is a quote that opens the article titled "To Delay Death, Lift Weights." What an appropriate way to describe strength training, something that, the research is quite clear, has outstanding health benefits to the body, yet is often brushed under the rug. It makes sense, going to the gym, or moving your body in upwards of 80% of your one-rep maximum is uncomfortable and scary. But it's so worth it for your...

Duration:00:16:05

#333 You Might Not Be Lazy Or Lack Willpower

8/5/2019
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In his incredible definition of self-esteem, Dr. Nathanial Branden (author of one of Life By Design's favourite books - The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem) mentions that the hardest judgment we pass is on ourselves. Interestingly, he chose to keep that thought in the definition, most likely because of the astonishing amount of times we, humans, think that our behaviour, thoughts, and actions are inherently broken or wrong. Our culture has done an excellent job of pushing it into our...

Duration:00:15:21

#332 Does Chiropractic Increase Risk of Herniations?

7/29/2019
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"Don't go to a chiropractor because they can cause you to have a herniated disc." Hopefully, this is the first time you've heard this but, as is often the case, bad news travels much faster than good news. Is this true? A new study suggests that this is not the case at all. The study concludes that patients have the same risk of an acute disc herniation going to their medical doctor as they would going to the chiropractor with low back pain. It's important to know precisely what...

Duration:00:14:05

#331 Get Built Up, Not Burnt Out? An Interview with Marcus Filly

7/19/2019
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This truly was one of my favorite episodes to record. Was it because of the fantastic content? Yes. Of course the content was wonderful and for many, the concepts we covered will challenge your current training approach and lead to significant and results boosting action. But it was more than the content... it was the guest. On today's episode of the Life By Design Podcast I had the opportunity to speak with 6x CrossFit Games athlete (including finishing as the 12th fittest man in the...

Duration:00:36:01

#330 How to Create Your Own Workout Program

7/15/2019
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There are three reasons for experiencing a lack of results at the gym, and they have almost nothing to do with willpower, procrastination, or hard work. Yes, those are all important but, by far, they are not the most significant reason you fail to get the results you want. The most significant reason is that your strategy is not compatible with your goals. What does that mean in plain English? It means that, for the most part, you're not doing the things that will get you the result...

Duration:00:18:40

#329 "Plant Based" Might Not Mean Healthy

7/8/2019
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Beware the health halo. The health halo is a term or in this case, group of words, that are often associated with a particular outcome. For example, when you hear the term organic what comes to mind? Most likely, your brain jumps to fresh, healthy, crispy, colourful, etc. Now, what if we mentioned that both cocaine and heroin can be by definition organic? Health halo terms also include "natural, drugless, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto" and the topic of today's episode...

Duration:00:15:18

#328 Best Of - The Power of Role Models

7/1/2019
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Oct 18, 2017, will always be remembered by Canadians. That was the day that Gord Downie, leader of The Tragically Hip and Canadian Icon passed away. The Tragically Hip have been called a Canadian treasure, the national band of Canada and many other flattering things have been said about them. Gord Downie was (and will continue to be) a role model and an influence. He inspired many in Canada, his vision reached much wider than music, and he had a lot to say. Role models are a real...

Duration:00:15:20

#327 Best Of - 7 Signs You Need More Fat

6/24/2019
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Old habits die hard right? I still find it shocking that despite the current and steady stream of consistent scientific evidence you are still scared to make fat a major part of your diet. But on the other hand, I get it. I mean, after all, fat has been vilified for so many years, by so many people that you respect (your teachers and your doctors) that it's hard to go against the low fat mantra. I remember being in public school and our Phys Ed teacher brought in this disgusting...

Duration:00:24:34

#326 The Secret To Sticking To Your Diet

6/17/2019
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This is it! The secret 'reveal' that you've been waiting for is finally here. Someone is going to spill the beans on the one very specific thing you need to do in order to stick to your diet forever. In fact, we can go even deeper than that. This 'secret' will help you not only stick to your diet but also your workout regime, and anything else that requires will power. Heck, it will also make you wealthy without working. Hopefully, by now, you can tell that this idea I speak of, this...

Duration:00:18:44

#325 Knowing Your Doctor Boosts Your Health

6/10/2019
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Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. -Theodore Roosevelt In this episode of Life By Design, we are going back a bit in the history of the podcast with something we used to call a Baby Bullet episode. If you remember the magic bullet kitchen utensil, you would recall that it was advertised as something where you could put many ingredients in it, and it would chop them all up with no problem. The idea for today's show is to take a random topic...

Duration:00:28:33

#324 What are you leaving your kids?

6/3/2019
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Being a parent is a fantastic experience in many ways; sometimes, because it's challenging and other times because you can experience love and joy beyond any measure possible. Children seem to be the great divider of time in our lives - almost like the B.C and A.D of us. There was your life before you had kids where you had time, other interests and could remember doing things and there's your life after kids where you're busy, on a schedule, and always have another part of you that's out...

Duration:00:23:49

#323 Is Diet Soda Bad For Your Kids?

5/30/2019
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The amount of low and no calories sweeteners that children get in their diets has increased two hundred percent in recent years. Obesity rates have also been climbing with one-third of children between the ages of two and nineteen overweight or obese. The obvious (maybe not so obvious) conclusion that children's weight should be decreasing or staying the same has made researchers question what's going on. It would be safe to assume that fewer calories and less sugar should amount to a...

Duration:00:17:28

#322 Does Free Time Make Us Unhappy?

5/21/2019
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I recently finished Cal Newport's book, Digital Minimalism and really enjoyed it. There were two concepts which I found to be both urgent and vital to include in my life as soon as possible. The first was a distracted mind's intrusion on our solidarity - a topic for another day. And, two, the issue of free time and how it affects our mind. I'm paraphrasing what I've read and what my takeaways are so, please feel free to dismiss both if you'd like. But at least give me the change to share...

Duration:00:12:45

#321 Exercise, Sleep, Screens and Kids Under 5

5/13/2019
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"Drvo se savija dok je mlado" - Croatian Proverb The above statement translated into English means that the "tree is bent when it is young." This saying can also be a metaphorical statement implying that the habits and environment experienced as a child tends to continue into adulthood. The is precisely the mindset the United Nations Public Health Agency had in mind when they made their newest recommendations for sleep, exercise and screen time in 1-5 years olds. Previously, there...

Duration:00:11:34

#320 Where Do Success & Happiness Come From?

4/22/2019
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"Everything is amazing, and nobody is happy" are words famously (it might be notoriously now depending on who you're asking) spoken by comedian Louis C.K in a late night talk interview with Conan O'Brien. The context was how incredible it is to be able to fly in an airplane and how even 60 years ago if you wanted to travel across the country, it could take days or weeks, not a few hours. C.K also alluded to the fact that you could get the internet now on an airplane (the interview is 2...

Duration:00:21:55

#319 Are Supplements Effective?

4/15/2019
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An interesting study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine looking at supplementation levels vs. nutrient levels and all-cause mortality. This means they were searching to see if people who took supplements (in general) lived longer. The Cohort study was conducted on 30 899 adults in the US above the age of 20 years old. The participants were required to answer questions and complete a survey. The findings were as such: Adequate intake of vitamin K and magnesium resulted...

Duration:00:16:01

#318 Success: Result or Habit?

4/11/2019
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." -Aristotle If you've ever read a self-help book or spent any time scrolling through your phone, it's very likely that you've seen this quote by the philosopher Aristotle on the power of your habits. However, as easy as it is to understand that your habits are important and that your beliefs, actions, and luck have gotten you the results you currently have, it doesn't tell you which habits you should adopt...

Duration:00:19:14

#317 Eggs Increase Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease?

4/1/2019
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A large recently published study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that adults who consumed higher amounts of cholesterol had an increased chance of dying from cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol is thought to raise LDL (often referred to as 'bad' cholesterol) and is considered a risk for heart attack and stroke. These results came at an interesting time since the U.S Government recently removed it's recommended restriction (300 mg/day) on...

Duration:00:14:20

#316 Your Ego IS Not The Enemy

3/25/2019
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Every once in a while, I read or hear quotes like the following: "A bad day for your ego is a good day for your soul." "When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind and beautiful." I'm not sure if I'm reading or hearing this more often than before, or whether I'm more sensitive to it now than I was in the past, but either way I disagree wholly and entirely with such sentiments. Your ego is you - the part of you that is unique and distinct from everyone else. The...

Duration:00:15:15