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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

#361 Self-Care Is Selfish

10/7/2019
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It's wonderful that the idea and practice self-care is gaining popularity and widely practiced. Self-care, as the title implies, concerns itself with doing something personal, for your own ego. Of course, this has rubbed many the wrong way, which is why justifications like "Self-care is not selfish" have become popular trope. But there is no need to apologize, and to pander to people who don't agree or don't accept. The purpose of this episode is to discuss why it's a good thing that...

Duration:00:17:20

#360 More Blood To Your Brain

9/30/2019
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Proper and adequate blood flow is vital to your body's health and well being. Adequate blood flow is even more important to your brain since your brain is the organ which controls your entire body. Decreased blood flow to the brain has been hypothesized to be a cause/contributing factor of many chronic and acute diseases (Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke, cancer, etc.) The etiology of these diseases is hard to assess, making general health principles like adequate blood flow to your...

Duration:00:13:41

#359 The 10 Traits of Emotional Resilience

9/16/2019
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This past Tuesday was Suicide Prevention Day. It's sad to reflect on your life and think of all the people you who know that have committed suicide. It's even sadder to think that everyone else also knows people who have committed suicide. Keeping in the spirit of being positive and productive, we wanted to use this podcast to talk about an article that was written on the 10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People. Emotional resilience is being able to handle whatever life throws at you...

Duration:00:21:57

#358 What About MindFul Eating?

9/9/2019
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Not sure if you've heard about Mindful Eating before, but it's something that's talked about enough (mostly in the background) and we thought we should bring it to your attention. An initial challenge we discovered with Mindful Eating was the lack of a clear definition. It's challenging to have a proper discussion about something when it's mostly unclear what we're talking about. To the best of our knowledge and understanding, Mindful Eating is a nutritional strategy that uses the...

Duration:00:13:14

#357 Weight Watchers For Kids?

9/2/2019
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The new weight watchers app for kids is getting a lot of attention, some of it good, but according to the Healthline article that we've linked below, most of it is bad. Weight Watchers has now rebranded itself as WW and launched Kurbo, a weight loss app targeting kids between 8-17. The issue that both parents and experts have with the app is they say it's sending the wrong message. Some of the issues raised by these groups with the ads are: - Before and after pics of children who...

Duration:00:14:16

#356 Becoming No One

8/26/2019
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Becoming an emotionally stronger, more self-reliant person with strong self-esteem is vital to you success in life. If you want to pursue any kind of rational values in a virtuous way, you'll find out very quickly that the world will stand in your way. After all, what you're after is not easy, it's hard, and it should be hard. For you to achieve your desires, whether it be a relationship, career, status, finances, etc., you will have to become the person with those character traits and...

Duration:00:13:50

#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