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Encore Episode: Myofascial Release Physical Therapy to Address Pain

Could myofascial release treatment (MFR) be the answer to your chronic pain?When we encounter traumatic or dangerous events, we either stay and fight or we run to save our lives as a defense mechanism. Most people are familiar with this fight/flight response. However, there is a third option called the ‘freeze’ response. When we freeze, the emotional and physical components of the traumatic event are stored on a cellular level. During a myofascial release treatment (MFR) it is not uncommon...


Common Traits of People Who Stick to a Plan

Stick to your goals with autonomy, competence and relatedness.It’s easy to set a health or fitness goal. The trick is sticking to a plan. Teami Tea brings you the highest quality, most effective, all-natural loose leaf teas right to your doorstep. Remove toxins from your body that may be slowing you down. Click here for 25% off of your order of $49.99 or more and use promo code TALKHEALTHY at checkout. - sponsor Ted Spiker acknowledges the human desire to have immediate satisfaction and...


The Sub-30 Club

A community of multi-level runners may inspire you to set your own running goals.Running is an inexpensive fitness track that’s easy to begin. Equipped with a comfortable, supportive pair of shoes, you can take to your neighborhood while you get your body moving. Teami Tea brings you the highest quality, most effective, all-natural loose leaf teas right to your doorstep. Remove toxins from your body that may be slowing you down. Click here for 25% off of your order when ordering $49.99 in...


Simple Fitness: Backyard Workouts

Add the spirit of play to your workout by taking it to the backyard.Many people consider themselves to be non-athletic because they didn’t play organized sports. Team sports participation isn’t required to find personal athleticism. Ted Spiker likes to have variety and a sense of fun in his workouts. To this end, he set up an obstacle course in his backyard for fitness. A backyard workout with objects provides plenty of variety. Nature has innate inclines and varied terrain. Trees are...


Fitness for Kids

Don't let technology get in the way of your child's fitness. Get clever and get your kid moving.The technology-driven lifestyle of today’s children is reducing their physical activity. The absence of recess combined with reduced time playing outside impacts children’s health and wellness. Hollis Lance Liebman advocates for non-linear fitness, which is exercising without realizing it. Games of chase and dodge ball are great examples of non-linear exercise. Teami Tea brings you the highest...


How Social Media Has Changed the Fitness Space

Fitness expert Joel Freeman discusses fitness in the age of social media.Social media presents challenges for those trying to get fit. With filters, Photoshop and airbrushing, it’s hard to tell what results are actually attainable. Fitness expert Joel Freeman has been involved in the fitness industry for over 15 years. He’s noticed that social media has made it too easy to compare oneself with the “perfect” bodies they see on social networks. This makes it tough to realistically set and...


Teaching Kids Healthy Cooking Skills

Celebrity Chef Zipora Einav shares how to involve your children in healthy meal preparation.One of the simplest yet best pleasures in life should be food. “I don’t believe in deprivation. Food should be enjoyed, easy to prepare and provide energy and vitality. Well-chosen food, prepared with passion in a proper environment, makes the body dance and the cells sing. It’s part of the joy of being alive,” according to celebrity Chef Zipora Einav. Chef Zipora encourages children to...


Kate Walsh Talks 13 Reasons Why, Season 2

Actress Kate Walsh discusses the importance of parents and kids watching 13 Reasons Why together.Netflix series 13 Reasons Why addresses a young woman’s suicide (Hannah) and how it affects those left behind. The second season delves into the impact of her death and the ripple effect it creates. Actress Kate Walsh portrays Hannah’s mother, dealing with the aftermath of the young lady’s decision to take her own life. Kate wanted to honor parents who had been through a similar situation with...


Intermittent Fasting as a Diabetes Solution

Dr. Jason Fung demystifies type-2 diabetes treatment and how intermittent fasting can change a diagnosis.Nutrition is a large component of healing. Conventional medicine didn’t fully address this aspect in the past. Dr. Jason Fung discovered that giving medication didn’t make any difference in really treating type-2 diabetes. When the kidneys are suffering, the cause must be addressed. Intermittent fasting is a dietary strategy to get excess sugar out of the body. Your body naturally...


Women & Heart Disease

Cynthia Brown gives firsthand experience as a woman with heart disease.Heart disease is the number-one killer of women. How can you deal with a heart disease diagnosis? Patient advocate Cynthia Brown didn’t have much information or guidance when she received her diagnosis after a heart attack years ago. Through self education, Cynthia learned about heart disease and how to advocate for herself. She now educates patients. Heart attack symptoms include: Learn to speak up for yourself and...


Making Pizza Healthy!

Dr. Ward Bond shares his healthy pizza hacks.It’s hard to deny yourself comfort foods, especially when you have a shared eating experience with your family. Dr. Ward Bond has ideas on how to make your pizza healthy so you can enjoy a more nutritious treat. Skip out on the white flour crust. Use a gluten-free or cauliflower crust. Marinara can be replaced with salsa to create a Tex-Mex pizza. Add grilled chicken and veggies. Sliced tomatoes can replace sauce. Add greens if you...


5 Minutes to a Happier Existence

Nataly Kogan explains how you can make your life happier in just five minutes.It’s time to stop putting off your own happiness. Milestone successes are nice markers of hard work and focus, but you can also enjoy the time between those wins. Nataly Kogan learned as a refugee that you can find moments of joy, peace and gratitude when life is imperfect. Sometimes you have to hit a wall for a change in attitude to come. Not everything will always be perfect. Nataly recommended three simple...


Clean Eating Academy Online Course

Erin MacDonald shares how you can educate yourself to reach your health and fitness goals.Erin MacDonald, RDN, is more concerned about inflammation and gut health than weight loss. However, diets are all the rage. Promises of grandeur coax people to jump from one diet to the next in an effort to drop the number on their scale. Diet hopping isn’t sustainable or realistic. Erin wants people to understand why they should eat a certain way versus how they are eating now. She wants them to...


One Man's Ironman Experience

What's it like to participate in the Ironman challenge?The Ironman competition is quite a physical challenge. Competitors must complete a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run (full marathon). The challenges must be completed consecutively and must be finished within 17 hours. Ted Spiker committed to Ironman. He knew that one second past that 17-hour limit would result in a Did Not Finish (DNF) classification. While Ted wasn’t a strong athlete in his younger years, he...


Chef's Advice: Finding the Best Restaurants

Chefs can help you seek out the best restaurants across the country.If it’s nutritious and delicious restaurant food you seek, ask a chef. Liquid I.V.’s Hydration Multiplier is a great-tasting, Non-GMO electrolyte drink mix that delivers hydration to your bloodstream faster and more efficiently than water alone. Go to and use code TalkHealthy to save 20%. - sponsor Joshua David Stein conversed with chefs across the country to find the ten best places to eat. A common...


TRICKS for Fitness Habits

Need help sticking to a fitness regimen?You know by now that you need to move your body to maintain or improve health. However, sticking to healthy habits is a challenge after the initial excitement diminishes. Liquid I.V.’s Hydration Multiplier is a great-tasting, Non-GMO electrolyte drink mix that delivers hydration to your bloodstream faster and more efficiently than water alone. Go to and use code TalkHealthy to save 20%. - sponsor Physiatrist Dr. Beth Frates urges...


Vitamin D Facts That May Change Your Life

Learn some basic truths about vitamin D.With so much data about vitamin D available, it’s easy to get confused. Some of that information is conflicting. Registered dietician Heidi Moretti says vitamin D helps your body create hormones. She breaks down the most important things you should know about vitamin D. Listen as Heidi joins host Lisa Davis to discuss vitamin D basics you should know and how essential oils can help you.


Mindful Consumption

Think before you shop and reduce wasteful spending.You may be mindlessly spending money on things you don’t need. It’s easy to accrue consumer debt to attain things you can’t afford or don’t really need. Former binge consumer Cait Flanders turned her consumer habits around when she examined her debt load and her bank account balance. Cait suggests not shopping for things unless you actually need them. Stop and think about what you’re doing before you do it. Cait went on a two-year...


Foods That Alleviate Depression

Eat to reduce depression symptoms.Food influences mood. The connection between gut health and brain health is strong. Bikini Chef Susan Irby advises a diet rich in omega-3s for those battling depression. They improve body function, help keep your blood sugar balanced, and alleviate anxiety. Eat foods that boost dopamine levels in the body. Fava beans elevate dopamine and relieve some depression symptoms. Fresh mint is also a balm for depression. Susan recommends fat-burning foods to...


When Food Is Comfort: Overcome Emotional Eating

Are you an emotional eater?Trauma can open people up to addiction. It might be easier to binge on potato chips than to seek out and address the source of the compulsion Food addiction specialist Julie Simon points out that the brain is wired for emotional reactivity when there isn’t enough nurturing in childhood. Sometimes parents don’t know when they have a nurturing deficiency. Those children become adults and need to learn to nurture themselves. Learning self-care can help rewire your...