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EP51: Achieving Greatness with Tim Laskis

In this episode of TheEdTalks I chat with Tim Laskis, who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology as well as being an author, amongst many other achievements. In this talk we discuss the often ignored importance of teaching kids various ways of how to study, as well as what parents can do to keep their cool in stressful situations drawing from Tim’s personal and professional experiences with elite athletes to prisoners facing lifetime sentences. Tim also details a simple framework for...

Duration: 01:19:26

EB35: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Nitrates and Nitrites

In this episode I’m going to dissect the often brought up topic amongst bacon aficionados of added nitrates or nitrites which I was led to believe are something you should avoid because of links to cancer. Hence my wife sends me off to our local Farmer’s market with the note of making sure I only buy the Nitrate / Nitrite Free Bacon for her and our little man. In this episode you’ll discover: Items mentioned in this episode include: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate...

Duration: 00:20:52

EP50: 7 Keys to a Life of Health & Happiness with Dr. Phil Carson

My guest in this episode, Dr. Phil Carson, is a practicing pharmacist but his focus is helping patients find the best natural solutions to their health problems rather than simply reaching for pharmaceuticals. He has authored a book called “How to Live until you die,” and the podcast outlines 7 keys as described in his book for feeling healthy and happy again. Dr. Phil has a great message that he shares in this interview which for some people may be things that you practice in your life...

Duration: 00:51:55

EB34: The Anticancer & Detox Power of Broccoli Sprouts

In this episode I talk about a molecule called sulforaphane that has a lot of hype surrounding it which often brings it back into the health and wellness spotlight as a panacea type compound. But upon doing the research it does seem that this naturally forming compound is truly incredible in the amount of possible benefits that it could have for you, but you need to also be cautious. In this episode you’ll discover: Items mentioned in this episode include: Please note that some of the...

Duration: 00:22:07

EP49: Sedating Your Kids Naturally via Mushrooms with Tero Isokauppila

Even if you’re not really into mushrooms, the fact is that you’re breathing in mushroom spores right now and these fungi play an enormous role in our lives and that of our planet. There are over 400 known medicinal mushrooms that are said to heal everything from gut health to cancer and apparently the oldest living thing on earth is a 2,000 plus year old, over 6,000 ton fungus in Oregon, USA. I grew up on a farm and we ate lots of field mushrooms that I’d go and collect with my dad, which...

Duration: 01:00:48

EP48: An Informed Vaccine Decision with Dr. Paul Thomas

In this episode of TheEdTalks I interview pediatrician and author Dr. Paul Thomas, who dives deep into vaccine territory, a place where many other specialists that I’ve spoken with have strong views about, but do not feel comfortable publically expressing their opinions because of possible negative consequences. Dr. Paul is extremely well researched and follows a personalized approach when it comes to vaccinations in his own practice, Integrative Paediatrics. This is a Dr. who is not...

Duration: 01:11:04

EB33: Why Magnesium Will Make You Feel Amazing

This will be the last Energy Boost episode for 2016. The family and I are off across the country to spend Christmas with my parents and siblings in a few weeks which will be wonderful but at the same time quite difficult as my father is reaching the end of his journey which brings with it an incredible amount of emotions to deal with. I’ll also be taking a break from releasing episodes for a few months in the new year to give me the time that I need to complete a course that I’ve been...

Duration: 00:29:22

EP47: Boosting Your Mornings with Ian Ryan

In this interview with Fitness and Nutrition expert Ian Ryan we discuss many simple and realistic approaches to feeling more energized, including how to set up a super quick morning fitness routine without needing gym equipment, that will help to build muscle and reduce fat, which are two very important things in regards to staying healthy and energized as we age. Tweet: Discover how to fit in exercise and breakfast in 15mins. In this episode you’ll discover: Items mentioned in this...

Duration: 00:51:49

EB32: How Our Hearts Communicate with Each Other

OVERVIEW: In the last Energy Boost episode number 31 I discussed a couple of specific studies showing the remarkable impact that the placebo effect can actually have on people and consequently highlighting how our thoughts can positively affect all of us. Check out the episode here. In this episode I discuss the role our heart plays in the way we feel and why someone simply walking into a room or coming close to us can directly impact us magnetically, in the scientific sense. In this...

Duration: 00:09:20

EP46: The Power of BodyTalk with Melia Brent-White

BodyTalk is an alternative holistic healing system that is practiced all over the world, founded by an Australian Health Care Practitioner called Dr. John Veltheim. I’m always open to new approaches in healing but my science mind does kick in wanting to rationalise things, making me question the validity of modalities that are more touchy feely, without scientifically proven efficacy. But I definitely acknowledge that there are many mysteries that science can not yet explain, that...

Duration: 00:49:07

EB31: Energize Your Life with The Placebo Effect

OVERVIEW: In the last Energy Boost episode number 30 I discussed some examples of how devastatingly powerful the nocebo effect can be on people, even to the extreme extent of possibly causing death. Check out the episode here. In this episode I’m going to turn it around and focus on the positive power of the placebo effect, discussing a couple of specific studies showing the remarkable impact that the placebo effect can actually have on people and consequently highlighting how our...

Duration: 00:14:09

EP45: Better Sleep, Sex and Relationships with Dr. Michael Breus

Click here to Get 5% OFF the SR1 sleep device using Coupon Code "Ed "on checkout Before researching for this interview I had never heard of the term chronotype. It simply refers to our individualized biological clock or circadian rhythm, the mechanism that controls when we naturally want to do things like go to sleep, eat or have sex. A huge key to living a more energized life is being able to go with the flow of our body’s natural internal clock and my guest in this episode of...

Duration: 00:43:28

EB30: How Not To Believe Yourself To Death

In this episode discuss the power of the nocebo effect, with a couple of specific studies showing how devastatingly powerful it can be on our wellbeing. In this episode you’ll discover: Items mentioned in this episode include: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you. EB29: The Power of Placebo and NoceboThe nocebo response in regards to allergiesThe nocebo effectWorried sick3 tips to start the day...

Duration: 00:06:34

EP44: Living A Less Toxic Life with Alexx Stuart

We are surrounded by so many different toxic things in our daily lives that if you focus too much on it all, you can quickly become totally overwhelmed and filled with anxiety. In this episode of TheEdTalks I discuss a more realistic and non stressful approach to reducing your exposure to toxins with expert Alexx Stuart who has a an interesting story that led her to creating a thriving online brand that focuses on helping people live a Low Tox Life. Tweet: @Alexx_Stuart gives great advice...

Duration: 00:43:25

EB29: The Power Of Placebo And Nocebo

In this episode of TheEdTalks I go into the mind-body connection which science has proven over and over again to result from the Placebo effect and the not so widely known, Nocebo effect. It’s a good way to get your head around the fact that the mind-body connection is very powerful, affecting our energy on so many levels. In this episode you’ll discover: Items mentioned in this episode include: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for...

Duration: 00:08:07

EP43: Is Your Thyroid The Problem? with Suzy Cohen

The Thyroid can have a dramatic impact on our energy levels as it regulates amongst other things your body's temperature, metabolism and heartbeat. According to The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, at least 30 million Americans have a thyroid disorder and 15 million are silent sufferers who are undiagnosed and in Australia apparently there are 60,000 new sufferers each year. Thyroid expert Suzy Cohen explains how Thyroid symptoms are often misdiagnosed leaving you still...

Duration: 00:50:45

EB28: A Fun Quiz To Understand Yourself Better

Feeling energized takes a complete holistic approach. Getting the best nutrition into our bodies is definitely key, however if stress is overwhelming us all the time which is pretty common for many people, especially parents, the associated release of hormones will essentially suppress our ability to absorb all the healing and energizing nutrients from foods that we consume. So exploring non-nutrition related things that play a role in how we function is very very important although...

Duration: 00:14:08

EP42: How To Discover A Better You with Angus Nelson

The journey to feeling energized, to get that zest for life like you had in your twenties and to just feel good again is much more than just eating fresh nutrient dense foods. This was the approach I first took as it was a less vulnerable way to get me started on my journey back to Holistic Health rather than diving into deeper issues like my inner voice. But this stuff is huge in so many ways and it doesn’t matter how much healthy food you eat, if you’re stressed because of low self...

Duration: 00:45:28

EB27: The Healthiest Oils To Cook With

In this episode I’m going to discuss something that has really frustrated me in the past and that is what is the safest and healthiest oils we should be using for cooking. And it’s pretty important to know as it can have a dramatic effect on our health especially as we age through continued exposure. Especially reading and hearing that olive oil is not what you should be using for cooking got me thinking as I grew up in a household where olive oil was used for everything and I’m a big...

Duration: 00:23:31

EP41: Improve Your Energy Through Plant-Based Nutrition with Suzanna McGee

There are lots of reasons why people choose to go vegetarian or vegan, from not wanting to be part of the cruelty inflicted upon feed lot animals to the perceived nutritional and energizing benefits. But the fact is that for some people a plant-based diet can be truly life changing and even life saving as long as it is done correctly, which importantly includes minimising processed foods. Plant-Based Nutrition expert and former Ms Natural Olympia Suzanna McGee, shares with us in this...

Duration: 00:45:27

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