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Where motivation meets wellness! The Wellness Ultimatum profiles high achieving individuals as they reveal their secrets to healthy living while maintaining a busy lifestyle.

Where motivation meets wellness! The Wellness Ultimatum profiles high achieving individuals as they reveal their secrets to healthy living while maintaining a busy lifestyle.
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Where motivation meets wellness! The Wellness Ultimatum profiles high achieving individuals as they reveal their secrets to healthy living while maintaining a busy lifestyle.




Healthy, Lean, and Sexy at ANY Age!

Is it really possible to defy aging? Can we really be healthy, lean, and sexy at any age? Dr. Shirley Picarreto joins the show to discuss just that. Dr. Picarreto is the author of the the international best seller Healthy, Lean and Sexy at Any Age. She's a Doctor of Naturopathy and has a BS in Health and Wellness Counseling. She is also a Certified Herbalist and Weight Loss Coach who has been helping people create healthy bodies, minds and spirits for over 30 years now. Listen in as we...


7 Keys to Becoming a Manifesting Magnet With McCartney Green!

The Optimized Condition welcomes McCartney Green back to the show! If you all remember, McCartney and I had every intention on discussing her 7 keys to becoming a manifesting magnet on our last show and we had such a great time chatting it up that we completely didn't get to those keys! So she is coming back to the show to finally get to how we can manifest all that we desire. McCartney is the author of 11 books, a speaker and Life Transformation Coach, and mother of 7! She loves helping...


Lose Your Ego, Gain the World With Todd Lemense!

We hear a lot about how our ego can get in the way of our success. But how can we control our ego to gain what we truly want to achieve? Todd Lemense, author of Lose Your Ego, Gain the World joins the podcast to discuss just that! Todd is a business and motivational speaker with a specialization in personal accountability and business accountability. He is also an expert in ego control and keeping things in proper perspective. He has received national speaker awards and spoke to more than...


Never Binge Eat Again With Dr. Glenn Livingston!

Let's face it. We ALL binge eat. Who hasn't eaten the entire bag of chips, or the tub of iced cream, or the entire box of cookies when we intended on just having a little taste? Who hasn't, on occasion, drank a 2 liter of soda or juice when all you set out for was to have a cup? Listen, it happens to the best of us! But this mentality isn't the mentality for someone who aims to lose weight. I'm pretty sure this isn't how a thin person thinks. Today we welcome Dr. Glenn Livingston to the...


The Maverick Monk Talks Health and Wellness!

I always envisioned a conversation with a monk to be quite different than the conversation that I had with Vishnu Swami. Just by talking to Vishnu, it is clearly evident why he's called the Maverick Monk. His energy and radical perspective helps him relate to millennials, self-improvement enthusiasts, and working professionals alike. So what can a swami teach us about health and wellness? Truthfully, a ton! Vishnu and I discuss his latest book, Eternal Dharma, where he presents his...


Can Fungus Be the Cause of Chronic Illness?

Fungus? Really? Sure I've heard of fungus and mold, but to see how they can be detrimental to your health on such a significant level was really eye opening for me. Can you imagine going through years searching for a way to feel better without any luck? Today's guest can relate to this. Erin Porter is the founder of Eat, Pray, Get Well and had endured 25 years of chronic illness, endured many unnecessary surgeries and had been on over 100 courses of antibiotics until she found her root...


The Miracle of Marijuana! Am I Going to Jail After This Show?

Marijuana is becoming one of the most researched substance in regards to health and wellness today. However, a lot of the discussion focuses on the legality of marijuana and the concern that it is a gateway drug to harder, more dangerous drugs. But, did you know that there is a component of cannabis that is legal in 50 states, is non addictive and also has many amazing health uses? It's called CBD or cannabidiol. Here to talk about this overlooked compound is Dawn Peacock Owens. Dawn is the...


The Terrible Impact of Stress With Dr. Mary Wingo!

The Optimized Condition welcomes Dr. Mary Wingo to the show! Dr. Wingo is a scientist and author of the book "The Impact of the Human Stress Response." She earned a Ph.D. in human stress research from The University of North Texas. In 2014, She emigrated to Ecuador, and was introduced to a new and very different society. This opened her eyes to the unsustainable social, economic, and political costs preventable stress causes in the modern world. Dr. Wingo's aim is to clearly explain to the...


Fulfilling Life's Purpose With Joseph Holmes!

TWU Radio welcomes Joseph Holmes to the show! Joseph is a survivor of adolescent sexual, emotional and physical abuse. He joins the show to discuss how he was able to overcome a nervous breakdown, followed by a period of deep depression to eventually become aware of the angels around him. His latest book, Love Notes For Your Soul, is a story of “Angel Interventions” and transformation available to all of us. It is a story about turning our lives around by listening to our hearts and...


Transforming Stigma With Mike Veny!

The understanding of mental illness has come a long way. Yet, the stigma attached to having a mental illness continues to be profound. Today's guest Mike Veny is America's leading mental health speaker who aims to show how having a mental illness is an asset, not a disadvantage. Mike is a mental health speaker and blogger for He has struggled with mental health challenges for his entire life, yet he has managed to find success and fulfillment. His advocacy work has...


Walk Your Way To Amazing Health With Paul Michaels!

Walking is making a comeback! Can something so simple really be the key to lasting health? Because we work long hours, most of us have trouble finding the time to go to the gym. Fewer than 25% of Americans meet minimum recommended goal of an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise a day. Paul Michaels was no different. He was a desk-sitter working 8-12 hours a day with an ever expanding waistline and plummeting wellness. He was desperate for ways to hack back his wellness without turning to...


The Courageous Caregiver Curtis Walker!

Dealing with an aging loved one is quite difficult. As the population gets older and lives longer, the epidemic of declining cognitive function is rapidly rising. It is a need that needs to be addressed or the consequences can be dire not only economically, but emotionally for those who take care of their loved ones. TWU Radio welcomes Curtis Walker to the show. Curtisis the author of Courageous Caregiver: Support, Encouragement, and Tools to Aid Our Heroes Who Partake in Home Healthcare For...


How to Stay Energized During the Winter Months!

All Game of Thrones fans know the ominous saying "Winter is coming". Whenever it is mentioned, a feeling of dread descends onto the scene. In our world, winter isn't that pleasant either. In fact, as far as our health goes, it can be a really difficult time. Today we welcome Gina Van Luven to the show to help us navigate these winter hurdles. Gina is an international wellness speaker, author and Board Certified Health Coach. For over a decade, she has been working with a wide variety of...


Abuse Isn't Always Physical With Alexis Nicole White!

Abuse isn't always physical. Emotional abuse is one of the most powerful, unspoken, yet frequent forms of mistreatment of people. Often disregarded as being an unnecessary topic to address, numerous forms of anxiety, chronic depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder have all stemmed from this. Alexis Nicole White is dedicated to raising awareness to emotional health in relationships particularly focusing on improving the quality of relationships. She is an entrepreneur,...


The Darkside of Religion With Paul DeBlassie!

Unfortunately, we see a lot of negative aspects of religion nowadays. Yet terrorism and sexual abuse aren't the only things that qualify as negative aspects of religion. We welcome Dr. Paul DeBlassie to discuss the sometimes subtle dynamics of religion that are often overlooked. Paul is the author of the multiple award-winning novel, The Unholy, a story that explores the dark side of religion. He is a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and specializes in treating survivors of religious trauma, The...


The "IT FACTOR" With Todd Thomas!

Do you think that you have "IT". Do you even know what "IT" is? Does everyone have "IT"? Well, to help us answer these simple, yet powerful questions is the confidence master, Todd Thomas. Todd has been coaching and training high performance professionals for over 15 years. Through his extensive experience he has created proven and unique systems that includes key mental methods and innovative techniques that have helped thousands of individuals and groups reach levels of performance and...


Become a Manifesting Magnet With McCartney Green!

TWU Radio welcomes McCartney Green to the show! McCartney is a writer, speaker and life transformation coach, and creator of Unshakeable Joy - 5 Keys to Becoming a Manifesting Magnet, an easy-to-implement formula to help people find true joy in their lives AND achieve their heart’s desires. She is the mother of 7, grandmother of 13, an ordained minister and author of 11 books. McCartney’s personal mission is to first teach others that it is indeed possible to have a deep unshakeable joy that...


How to Stop Panic Attacks With Jeff Aronson!

TWU Radio is really excited about bringing back Jeff Aronson the show. Jeff's first episode "Is Fear Overrated" was a huge hit for the program, so we are thrilled to have him back to discuss panic attacks. I can't tell you how many people I know have these attacks and how debilitating they can be. Jeff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tucson, who specializes in helping clients learn simple, fun and effective ways to overcome fear and anxiety. In his experience, fear and anxiety are...


Get Your MOJO Back with Keisha Gallegos!

TWU Radio welcomes Certified Master Life Coach and mojo whisperer Keisha Gallegos to the show! Keisha inspires and motivates people to live their dreams by helping people create their optimal life rather than settling for the one they have. She develops a step by step plan to overcome the obstacles that are keeping us stuck. She joins the show to discuss her new book, The Little Book of Big Mojo, The Secret Decoder Ring to Unleash Your Superpowers. Get ready for an awesome show!


Powerful Leadership Through Cherokee Wisdom With Cynthia Ruiz!

As ths election season winds down, the need for powerful leadership has never been more evident. TWU radio welcomes Cynthia Ruiz, author of Cherokee Wisdom: 12 Lessons to Become a Powerful Leader to the show. Cynthia is an Inspirational Speaker, author and change agent who helps transform people to be the best they can be. Her message of “Anything is Possible” helps people reach their dreams and live their authentic lives. She currently serves as a LA City Commissioner overseeing the...