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Welcome to "The WHOLE TRI-Athlete Podcast" with your host Debbie Potts. Learn how to transform the WHOLE Tri-Athlete from the inside out with elements of The WHOLESTIC Method. You will learn how to become an efficient fat burner, optimize your health at a cellular level and improve your performance at any age for triathlons or just life! Stop over training and living each day as a race. Slow down, reset and re-calibrate more frequently! Learn how to get to the root cause of your unexplained symptoms that are slowing you down and impacting your performance as chronic fatigue, unexplained weight gain and poor recovery. Become a "LCHF" metabolically efficient Tri-Athlete while avoiding burnout, fatigue and imbalances! A podcast committed to discussing the eight elements of "The WHOLESTIC Method" to transform the WHOLE Athlete from the inside out with topics ranging from nutrition, digestion, gut health, exercise, sleep and of course STRESS! Join us weekly to find out what mainstream media isn't telling you! Subscribe to our weekly "The WHOLE Athlete" podcast and join your host Debbie Potts to transform the WHOLE you. Remember: Life is Not a Race- It is a Journey with the WHOLESTIC Method. Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for twenty-five years as a personal trainer, coach, studio owner, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach as well as competitive endurance athlete when possible. Debbie is an avid lifelong learner that revels in the continual search for ways to optimize our ability to burn fat, optimize health and improve performance with “The WHOLESTIC Method” bio-hacks! She is the author of "Life is Not a Race" and "The WHOLESTIC Method" manual and workbook. Debbie has qualified for Boston marathon since 2001 with a PR of 3:12, an Ironman triathlete since 2001 with a PR of 10:24 and a five-time Ironman world championship qualifier starting in 2004. Debbie had battled "stage three adrenal exhaustion" since the red flags appeared in the beginning of 2013... leading her to write h

Welcome to "The WHOLE TRI-Athlete Podcast" with your host Debbie Potts. Learn how to transform the WHOLE Tri-Athlete from the inside out with elements of The WHOLESTIC Method. You will learn how to become an efficient fat burner, optimize your health at a cellular level and improve your performance at any age for triathlons or just life! Stop over training and living each day as a race. Slow down, reset and re-calibrate more frequently! Learn how to get to the root cause of your unexplained symptoms that are slowing you down and impacting your performance as chronic fatigue, unexplained weight gain and poor recovery. Become a "LCHF" metabolically efficient Tri-Athlete while avoiding burnout, fatigue and imbalances! A podcast committed to discussing the eight elements of "The WHOLESTIC Method" to transform the WHOLE Athlete from the inside out with topics ranging from nutrition, digestion, gut health, exercise, sleep and of course STRESS! Join us weekly to find out what mainstream media isn't telling you! Subscribe to our weekly "The WHOLE Athlete" podcast and join your host Debbie Potts to transform the WHOLE you. Remember: Life is Not a Race- It is a Journey with the WHOLESTIC Method. Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for twenty-five years as a personal trainer, coach, studio owner, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach as well as competitive endurance athlete when possible. Debbie is an avid lifelong learner that revels in the continual search for ways to optimize our ability to burn fat, optimize health and improve performance with “The WHOLESTIC Method” bio-hacks! She is the author of "Life is Not a Race" and "The WHOLESTIC Method" manual and workbook. Debbie has qualified for Boston marathon since 2001 with a PR of 3:12, an Ironman triathlete since 2001 with a PR of 10:24 and a five-time Ironman world championship qualifier starting in 2004. Debbie had battled "stage three adrenal exhaustion" since the red flags appeared in the beginning of 2013... leading her to write h
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Welcome to "The WHOLE TRI-Athlete Podcast" with your host Debbie Potts. Learn how to transform the WHOLE Tri-Athlete from the inside out with elements of The WHOLESTIC Method. You will learn how to become an efficient fat burner, optimize your health at a cellular level and improve your performance at any age for triathlons or just life! Stop over training and living each day as a race. Slow down, reset and re-calibrate more frequently! Learn how to get to the root cause of your unexplained symptoms that are slowing you down and impacting your performance as chronic fatigue, unexplained weight gain and poor recovery. Become a "LCHF" metabolically efficient Tri-Athlete while avoiding burnout, fatigue and imbalances! A podcast committed to discussing the eight elements of "The WHOLESTIC Method" to transform the WHOLE Athlete from the inside out with topics ranging from nutrition, digestion, gut health, exercise, sleep and of course STRESS! Join us weekly to find out what mainstream media isn't telling you! Subscribe to our weekly "The WHOLE Athlete" podcast and join your host Debbie Potts to transform the WHOLE you. Remember: Life is Not a Race- It is a Journey with the WHOLESTIC Method. Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for twenty-five years as a personal trainer, coach, studio owner, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach as well as competitive endurance athlete when possible. Debbie is an avid lifelong learner that revels in the continual search for ways to optimize our ability to burn fat, optimize health and improve performance with “The WHOLESTIC Method” bio-hacks! She is the author of "Life is Not a Race" and "The WHOLESTIC Method" manual and workbook. Debbie has qualified for Boston marathon since 2001 with a PR of 3:12, an Ironman triathlete since 2001 with a PR of 10:24 and a five-time Ironman world championship qualifier starting in 2004. Debbie had battled "stage three adrenal exhaustion" since the red flags appeared in the beginning of 2013... leading her to write h

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Episodes

Episode #199: Gut Restoration with Kiran from Microbiome Labs

1/15/2019
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Today we’re joined by an amazing guest, Kiran from Microbiome Labs. Kiran presents a webinar on gut restoration that you won’t want to miss! It’s fascinating just how important gut health is for so many things whether it’s racing, training, optimizing health, improving the aging process, food sensitivities, and more. It’s something everybody should be aware of. There’s a good chance that you could be experiencing issues due to poor gut health and don’t even realize it. This webinar will arm...

Duration:01:16:30

Episode #198: Minimal Shoes: What Are Your Shoes Hiding?

1/8/2019
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Joining us today is Steven Sashen of XERO Shoes. XERO Shoes are meant to let your foot move naturally, providing protection, support, and comfort, while giving the advantages of being barefoot. Why would you want to be barefoot? There are some big advantages for training. Being in traditional, thick, padded shoes can really prevent you from being aware of issues with the way you run. The brain loses stimulation that it would otherwise have if the different parts of your foot weren’t just...

Duration:00:43:51

Episode #197: PNOE Cardio Metabolic Analyzer

1/1/2019
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Metabolic efficiency is something we’ve been talking about for a long time, but now there’s a new way to measure it! The evolution of technology continues to help athletes understand themselves better and optimize training. The PNOE Cardio Metabolic Analyzer allows athletes to measure their body’s true fuel consumption in real-life conditions, find optimal pace and training zones, measure muscle exhaustion, and much more. The device is worn while training and offers insights previously...

Duration:00:48:34

Episode #196: Cryotherapy with Brad Kearns

12/25/2018
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A lot of us athletes go into an event thinking about how great they look and feel. Because of this, we can then get sucked into feeling the need to race again when we should be focused on recovery and repair. Former triathlete, professional speedgolfer, author, and podcast host Brad Kearns joins today’s episode to talk about the recovery stage. Specifically, he is here to discuss recovery with cryotherapy. Brad even shares an experience in which he learned about the importance of recovery...

Duration:00:45:54

Episode #195: Maximize Performance with Your Garmin Watch

12/18/2018
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Today we sit down with Andy Beckman and Joe Lombardo from Garmin to figure out how to get the most out of our Garmin watches. Debbie notices that there are a lot of features on her Garmin watch that she doesn’t use because she doesn’t know what they do, and that’s why she was excited to invite them to this episode. Andy and Joe describe what they do at Garmin and talk about their involvement with fitness that led them to where they are today, including the marathons that Joe has...

Duration:00:43:51

Episode #194: Creative Keto Cooking

12/11/2018
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One of the eight elements of the holistic method is nutrition. We always talk about things like digestion and nutrient absorption, but a lot of people don’t know how to cook or what’s good to eat. To help with this, we welcome Cory Conklin in this episode who is a Keto cook and the founder of Select Savory Seasonings. He created this company to supply people with gourmet, fresh, sugar-free, and additive-free rubs and spices. Cory also started the website Creative Keto Cook to help show...

Duration:00:43:35

Episode #193: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy

12/4/2018
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Debbie has heard a little bit about pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy over the years, so she decided to speak with someone who can teach her and us about this subject. Dr. William Pawluk practices holistic medicine in the Baltimore area because he loves to help people. Part of his passion is to keep finding new ways of helping, regardless of the medical paradigm. Many years ago, William realized that ibuprofen was overused and dangerous which led him to discover PEMF. We hear...

Duration:00:42:21

Episode #192: Improve the Aging Process for Athletes

11/27/2018
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Getting healthy from the inside out is something that Debbie always advocates for. Our guest today is Dr. Kendra Becker, an integrated physician practicing for over ten years who believes in the same mission. She specializes in the 4 Ps: asthma, autism, allergies, and atopy. She is here to talk about mitochondrial dysfunction and how to improve the aging process while continuing to train and race. We learn tips for how to avoid damaging ourselves at a cellular level while training, as well...

Duration:00:38:08

Episode #191: Chronic Stress and the Endurance Athlete

11/20/2018
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One of Debbie’s favorite topics is how to slow the aging process. She is always trying to improve her knowledge on this topic so that she can prevent adrenal issues for herself and her listeners. To learn more, Debbie welcomes back Dr. James L. Wilson for this episode. He is the founder of AdrenalFatigue.org, which aims to combat adrenal fatigue caused by stress. The adrenals are also very crucial to the proper functioning of the immune system. James says that a common problem he sees with...

Duration:00:49:25

Episode #190: The Paleo Cardiologist

11/13/2018
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Supplements and lab-testing are sometimes thought of as the only things worth considering when determining heart health. While they are important, today’s guest stresses that sunshine and the elimination of stress and chemicals are paramount. Jack Wolfson, a board-certified cardiologist who has emerged as one of the leading holistic natural cardiologists of the world. Debbie wanted to speak with Jack because heart disease runs in her family and she has worked with many people who have...

Duration:00:38:09

BONUS: IRONMAN with Rich Soares

11/8/2018
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Debbie recently competed in the IRONMAN Hawaii World Championship and so did Rich Soares, host of the Mile High Endurance podcast. Rich joins Debbie as co-host in this bonus episode. Debbie and Rich talk about their experiences in Hawaii. Rich says that it’s hard to imagine how huge the competition is and that the whole industry attends. The two interview each other about their competition history as well as what they do to help people improve their fitness and wellness. We also hear about...

Duration:00:31:56

Episode #189: Real Food Keto: Applying Nutritional Therapy to Your Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet

11/6/2018
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Ketogenic diets have become extremely popular, and for good reason—a low-carb, high-fat nutritional approach is a highly effective way to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, reduce inflammation, increase energy, stabilize mood, and so much more. But far too many people are trying to go keto without shifting the focus of their diet to real, whole foods. That’s what the new book from Jimmy & Christine Moore attempts to educate readers about, explaining the reasons why whole foods are a...

Duration:00:47:59

BONUS: IRONMAN Recovery with Erin Carson

11/1/2018
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Another in our series of bonus post-IRONMAN episodes, Erin Carson is here today to speak about recovery. Triathletes train and train leading up to the big day, but once the race is over, are there any special steps that should be taken? Erin Carson is a triathlete and strength and conditioning coach, and today she tells us what athletes should do after reaching the finish line.

Duration:00:38:10

Episode #188: Natural Oral Care Products

10/30/2018
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We all brush our teeth every day, but even for the healthiest person, the types of oral care products we use may be an afterthought. Today we're joined by Kyle from The Dirt, a company that makes super natural personal care products. The Dirt looked at traditional personal care products we use, and set out to create completely natural alternatives. In this episode we learn about some of the bad ingredients hiding in things like toothpaste, the alternatives, and the benefits of switching to...

Duration:00:35:51

BONUS: IRONMAN Hawaii Edition with Mark & Mats Allen

10/25/2018
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In this special bonus episode, we're talk with Mark & Mats Allen following IRONMAN Hawaii Edition 2018. Now that we're home again, we take some time to reflect on the event. Mats did his very first IRONMAN Hawaii this year, and Mark is now a coach who is training Mats. We hear how Mats got into triathlons and he explains the experience of this competition!

Duration:00:36:10

Episode #187: When You're Forced to Slow Down

10/23/2018
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In 2012 Debbie was at the peak of her triathlon racing schedule, and by 2013 she had hit a wall, had no energy, and experienced issues since then from what is known as adrenal fatigue. On today's episode, Debbie is joined by Courtney - who has had many of the same issues. Courtney shares her story; going from competing in triathlons and IRONMANs to multiple mini-traumas and ending up totally exhausted. It was difficult to face, but Courtney had to accept that she was deeply fatigued and...

Duration:00:52:42

Episode #186: Keto for Women

10/16/2018
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Shawn Mynar is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), Restorative Wellness Practitioner, Certified Personal Trainer, Real Food Foodie, Passionate Health Seeker, and host of the Keto for Women podcast. After developing an autoimmune condition and being told she'd be on medication forever, Shawn started a "real food" diet and almost immediately saw drastic changes. Soon after, she took it a step further and went to a ketogenic diet where she reached a state of health and happiness she...

Duration:00:33:44

Episode #185: Improve Health, Energy, and Vitality with Algae

10/9/2018
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If you want a boost of energy, improved focus, better heath or an easy detox, you are going to love my latest insider tip! Give your health a boost with ENERGYbits®- tiny tablets of compressed algae, the healthiest, chlorophyll-rich, high protein, low-calorie food in the world: www.energybits.com. ENERGYbits® highly concentrated algae is full of plant-based protein (64%) that provides a steady stream of energy and focus naturally. Their algae tablets also contain 40 vitamins and minerals,...

Duration:00:40:04

Episode #184: IRONMAN World Championship

10/2/2018
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The IRONMAN World Championship is right around the corner! We're joined by coach Mark Allen who began as a professional triathlete in 1982, before there were books, videos, or coaches. Through trial and error, he developed extremely effective ways to reach new heights year after year, and now shares that knowledge through coaching. https://markallencoaching.com/ http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/world-championship.aspx

Duration:00:35:49

Episode #183: Gut Health for Athletes

9/25/2018
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Bridgit Danner has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2004 and certified Functional Diagnostic practitioner since 2015. Her interest in natural health grew from an interest in protecting the environment. Even as a child, she was donating her allowance to Greenpeace and writing cosmetic companies to ask about their practices! While busy running an integrative wellness center in Portland, Oregon, she developed an environmental illness due to toxic mold in her home. Already experienced in...

Duration:00:49:21