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English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 589 episodes, 3 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes
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Want to know what the secret is to aging well? To live with quantity AND quality of life? To live independently, with vitality, vigour, energy, enthusiasm and complete love for your life? Well, there are hundreds of “secrets”, you can have both quantity and quality, and on 100 Not Out Dr Damian Kristof and wellness coach Marcus Pearce interview the people that are living their lives with all of the above. What makes two guys under 45 so passionate about longevity? Well the answer is because we both see the self-esteem of the aging process at an all-time low. People don’t want to grow old like their parents, people are doing whatever they can to stay “forever young”, people are hoping their genes will get them through, and denying their bodies and themselves the opportunity to transform through each phase of life. So no matter what your age now, come on a journey with us to being 100 Not Out. Learn the scientific AND anecdotal principles of longevity, so that, with confidence you can
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100NO 585: Michael Mosley, Rest in Peace

In today’s episode we pay tribute to Michael Mosley who recently passed away at age 67. Michael was best known for popularising Intermittent Fasting with the 5:2 diet. Often using himself as the n=1 experiment, his research and published work was able to take complex subjects and break it down in a way that the masses could understand. He was able to bring about real change that has and will continue to improve the health of many.  Join us as we reflect on Michael’s life and the legacy that he leaves behind.  OUR LONGEVITY EXPERIENCES TO IKARIA AND SARDINIA ARE COMING UP FAST! Our Longevity Experiences to the Blue Zones of Ikaria and Sardinia have been locked in for 2025. We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 2-11. If you would like to join us in one or both locations, head over to 100notout.com to join the waitlist.  Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
6/16/202420 minutes, 54 seconds
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100NO 584: The Art of Longevity with Rod Perez

Well known in the surfing industry, today’s guest, Rod Perez, grew up in Brazil and now lives on the Gold Coast supporting professional athletes and everyday people to become their happiest, healthiest selves. Join us as we chat with Rod about his recently released book The Art of Longevity – and his core principles to apply across your life – from your habits, exercise goals, nutrition, lifestyle choices and daily routine so that we can live optimum, pain-free, productive and playful lives.  If you aren’t already following Rod, head over to Instagram @HolisticProHealth. To learn more about morning and night routine exercises, including instructional videos, visit Rod’s Holistic Pro Health Performance YouTube channel. The Art of Longevity is now available through all good bookstores.   OUR LONGEVITY EXPERIENCES TO IKARIA AND SARDINIA ARE COMING UP FAST! Would you like to check out how the European Blue Zones of Ikaria and Sardinia have mastered the art of longevity? We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. If you would like to join us, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
6/9/202436 minutes, 36 seconds
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100NO 583: How to live the Blue Zones lifestyle at home

We got a lot of questions and feedback from our recent workshop, Blue Zones, Diets & Biohacks. One question in particular focused on how likely it is or isn’t to live like people in the Blue Zones.  On this episode we answer this question and many more, including Blue Zones and their diets, the role of genes in longevity and much more.    Wondering what workshop we are talking about? You can listen to our live recording of Blue Zones, Diets & Biohacks on episode 582 here. Alternatively, you can watch the recording of our workshop here.   Here at 100 Not Out we love feedback! If the workshop raised some feedback or questions of your own, please send us a message via our Facebook page, Instragam or via 100notout.com    OUR LONGEVITY EXPERIENCES TO IKARIA AND SARDINIA ARE COMING UP FAST! It’s not too late to join us on our upcoming Longevity Experiences. We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. To find out more, simply head to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
6/2/202431 minutes, 54 seconds
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100NO 582- Blue Zones, Diets & Biohacks - Live Recording

We recently ran a live online workshop busting the 3 big myths around Blue Zones, Diets & Biohacking. During this live workshop we discussed:  ** Your genetics and ageing profile. ** To age or not to age like your parents? ** Why is it that Blue Zones residents experience less dementia, cancer and heart disease? ** The connection between diet and longevity. ** The role of supplements and biohacks in ageing well … Join us as Damian and Marcus lay out the the truth, bust the myths, and set you on the path to longevity, as shared with us by hundreds of centenarians, graceful agers and health professionals over more than a decade on the podcast and traveling to the Blue Zones.  During this recording we referred to episode 11 with Mimi Kirk. You can listen to that episode here.    OUR LONGEVITY EXPERIENCES TO IKARIA AND SARDINIA ARE COMING UP FAST! Do you have an itch to visit these Blue Zones? We have been taking small groups to the Greek Blue Zone of Ikaria since 2016, and more recently the Italian Blue Zone of Sardinia. We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. To find out more about these trips simply head to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
5/26/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 10 seconds
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100NO 581: Is Breakfast the Devil's meal?

With the rising popularity of fasting, has breakfast been demonized unfairly? What does it mean to be a breakfast eater today? Is it eggs and greens to kickstart your day like Marcus or is it an Espresso or two to tide you over to your first meal of the day, sometime around lunchtime when the hanger kicks in?   Damo sees breakfast as an opportunity to provide fuel for the brain to get going for the day ahead, so that we can think clearly.  An opportunity to help balance our moods, hormones and creating less stress within the body.  Maybe breakfast isn’t for you and eating your calorie load across two meals in the afternoon works great for you. But if breakfast is the meal that you look forward to most and it helps you feel balanced, don’t skip it just because everyone else is doing it. One size does not fit all.   OUR LONGEVITY EXPERIENCES TO IKARIA AND SARDINIA ARE COMING UP FAST! If you’d like to break the fast with us in Ikaria and Sardinia this coming August and September, head over to 100notout.com to find out more. We are in Ikaria from August 22-31 and Sardinia from September 1-10.  Interested in joining us on our Longevity Experiences? We are running a live and free digital workshop titled Blue Zones, Diets & Biohacks on Tuesday May 21 at 7.30pm AEST. You can register here. Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
5/19/202424 minutes, 30 seconds
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100NO 580: Urgency Culture: Real or Not Real?

Many years ago, Greg McKeown introduced us to the humble brag, but has the humble brag (we spoke about this on episodes 68 and 378) now found itself an older cousin called Urgency Culture? Do you find yourself unable to say NO just in case a better offer pops up and then find yourself over-committed and overwhelmed? Do you preface your answers to “How are you?” with ‘I’m busy!”. Do you drop what you are doing every time a message or a call comes through? Do you find yourself checking your phone and social media at every opportunity, just in case you miss out on something happening in the world around you? A sense of urgency can look very different from one person to another, but following on from a recent National Geographic article about responding immediately to texts, is it time to pause and find ways to counteract this urgency culture? In an increasingly connected world, urgency culture blurs the line between what is urgent and what is important. The Eisenhower Matrix is a great starting point as to how you can decipher between what is urgent and what is important. In this discussion, Damo and Marcus share some suggestions as to how you can find the time in your life to slow down and help move yourself towards a parasympathetic state of mind, rest, digest and repair. OUR LONGEVITY EXPERIENCES TO IKARIA AND SARDINIA ARE COMING UP FAST! Looking to pause and reset from the urgency of life? Our longevity experiences to Ikaria and Sardinia could provide just the reset that you need. If you would like to join us in Ikaria from August 22-31 and Sardinia from September 1-10, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout Photo by mauro mora on Unsplash
5/12/202427 minutes, 28 seconds
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100NO 579: Alcohol - Vice or Villain?

Alcohol – What’s the truth? Does your body go into shutdown if you consume alcohol as Dave Asprey recently stated in this Instagram post. There is truth in the fact that alcohol is a toxin and it’s a toxin to the brain and the body has to clear it. But should it be so demonized that it is to blame for Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancer?  Like most things, whether it be nutrition, movement or alcohol, we encourage you to be your own experiment. Some alcohol suits some better than others; some can handle one or two, others none. It’s the same wath coffee. Tune into how your body responds and choose accordingly. Be your own experiment.   OUR LONGEVITY EXPERIENCES TO IKARIA AND SARDINIA ARE COMING UP FAST! Come raise your glass with us in Sardinia, or add water to your wine with us in Ikaria this coming August and September. If you would like to join us in Ikaria from August 22-31 and Sardinia from September 1-10, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout  
5/5/202422 minutes, 44 seconds
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100NO 578: Longevity Wars

Following a recent instagram post by Dan Buettner who introduced a medical doctor to rebut Dave Asprey’s claims about oats, we ask if we are about to see the longevity space erupt in war. We can’t be sure who is throwing the first grenade. Was it Dave Asprey or is it Dan Buettner?  Do we need to rush out and soak our oats for breakfast tomorrow to live to 100 and beyond? In our analysis of the Blue Zone diets, no other Blue Zone consumes oats regularly as part of their diet. If we look at Okinawa, they’re eating rice. If we look at Costa Rica, they’re having corn.  What we do know is that it’s not nutrition alone that helps people live a long life.  Despite us pitting longevity guru v longevity guru and the clickbait that we see daily, such conversations are raising people’s consciousness on what it takes to age well. Depending on how you want to approach longevity, we encourage you to find the model that best fits with your  philosophy and then move in that direction.    OUR LONGEVITY EXPERIENCES TO IKARIA AND SARDINIA ARE COMING UP FAST! Perhaps the missing piece of your longevity puzzle can be found by seeing how those in Ikaria and Sardinia live their day-to-day life. If you would like to join us in Ikaria from August 22-31 and Sardinia from September 1-10, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout Photo by Martin Martz on Unsplash
4/28/202425 minutes, 2 seconds
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100NO 577: Do Toxic Relationships Impact on Longevity?

In a recent article, the oldest woman on the planet, María Branyas Morera, 115, said that the key to longevity is to stay away from toxic people.  We know that the quality of relationships can have a large impact on the quality of our health but why do we often find ourselves in toxic situations, unable to step away? Do we get stuck because we can’t see a pathway out? Regardless if the toxic relationship is with others, food, money, or family; the biggest question we have to ask ourselves is, is what we are putting up with worthy of what we want in our lives? This episode discusses toxic relationships at length and acknowledges that often people don’t have the support in their lives to help them exit such a relationship. If this episode has triggered you, please have the courage to care about yourself enough to find your way out of the toxic situation. Organizations such as Rize Up, dedicated to supporting the many families affected by domestic and family violence, are able to help up.   In this episode we refer to a previous episode of 100 Not Out with Mario Martinez and his conversation around righteous anger. You can refer to episode 181 here.   Longevity Experiences If visiting Ikaria or Sardinia is on your bucket list of destinations, why not join us in Ikaria from August 22-31 and Sardinia from September 1-10. To find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: >https://beacons.ai/100notout
4/21/202438 minutes, 21 seconds
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100NO 576: From Giving to Others to Giving to Self with Anita Spehar

This week we welcome long time listener, first time guest Anita Spehar onto the podcast. From working 10+hour days, 7 days a week to now traveling solo in her motorhome, Anita recognised that for much of her life she had been giving to others – from work to family and everything in between – and decided that for the next 12 months, she needed to make her life about giving to herself. The result? House sold. Motorhome purchased. Solo traveling around Australia, not to mention joining Damo and MP in both Ikaria and Sardinia on their upcoming 100 Not Out Longevity Experience. “Why wait for when you can’t do, do it while you can” is Anita’s new motto. As Anita says, “if you feel like you’re missing out on something, get your boots on and do it!”  If you are like Anita, perhaps visiting Ikaria and Sardinia are on your must visit list of destinations to immerse yourself in the culture that epitomizes longevity and connection. If that is you, get your boots on and head over to 100notout.com to find out more. The groups are almost full (max group size 18).  We are in Ikaria from August 22-31 and Sardinia from September 1-10.  Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
4/14/202428 minutes, 57 seconds
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100NO 575: Are the Blue Zones Dead?

A question we are often asked is Are the Blue Zones Dead? Settle in with a cuppa as we discuss whether, as the older people die, will we see the Blue Zones die with them? Or do we follow those that are now 80 and 90, with access to improved infrastructure and technology and see the impact that such things have on their own longevity? Whether you think the Blue Zones are dead or alive, longevity remains as much about the top three things – purpose, engagement and movement as it is the avoidance of chronic disease. Does the strong connection to rituals, land, family and food continue to hold those in the Blue Zones in good stead to continue on their longevity path and continuing to be our greatest teachers on what longevity is? In this episode, we mention chronic diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s and the impact that these have on longevity stats. We recommend you revisit episode 42 of 100 Not Out and our conversation around Dementia and Alzheimer’s with Professor Michael Woodward.  Want to hear more about the Blue Zones, head to our Best of Blue Zones playlist on Spotify.  Perhaps the missing piece of your longevity puzzle can be found by seeing how those in Ikaria and Sardinia live their day to day life. If you would like to join us in Ikaria from August 22-31 and Sardinia from September 1-10, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
4/7/202433 minutes, 46 seconds
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100NO 574: More Diet Propaganda

There certainly has been a theme in our recent episodes over the rise of social media as a way to educate and influence our health choices! A friend of the podcast, David Wolfe who featured in episode 6 of 100 Not Out, recently shared a reel on his instagram account which resulted in over 900 shares and 730 comments.  This reel was not a ‘ how to boil a frog’ post but aimed at alarming the viewers that even when dead, animals feel pain too! What type of impact are click bait reels having on people’s decisions when it comes to their own health? If you’ve watched the video, frog laksa might be off the menu at your place tonight! Further to that, with the emergence of AI, how are we to determine what is true? Are we accepting information somewhat too easily, rather than doing our own research?   Join us as we discuss if the rise of health advice on social media and AI generated articles could swing the needle back in favor of our once trusted face to face relationship with our trusted GP or allied health practitioners. LONGEVITY EXPERIENCES 2024 Leave your preconceived notions of health at home and join us on our Longevity Experiences to the Blue Zones of Ikaria and Sardinia in 2024. We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. If you would like to join us, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
3/31/202426 minutes, 59 seconds
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100NO 573: Is Ageing Amazing?

Is Ageing Amazing? We certainly think so!  In the media and around the water cooler, you’ll hear plenty of talk on the negativity of ageing.  Do you disqualify yourself from ageing well or do you embrace it?  Do you look at ageing well from a vanity perspective or from what you are still able to do? It’s often said that we are living longer, but dying slower. Are you too busy to work on how you want to age? Too busy to move? Too busy to eat well? Too busy to embrace your community? Too busy to spend time doing what you love?  What is it that you are doing today to help you embrace the ethos that ageing is amazing?  For many, the end is very long. Certainly not for Bill Stevens who, at 95 years young, is still teaching water aerobics at his local gym and inspiring many. You can catch his recent appearance on Nine News Melbourne here. You can also be re-inspired by our chat with Bill on episode 220 here. Don’t buy into the lie that ageing isn’t amazing! Be amazing with us in Ikaria and Sardinia! We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. If you would like to join us, don’t put it off any longer. Head to 100notout.com today for all the information.  Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
3/24/202425 minutes, 49 seconds
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100NO 572: The Middle Aged Goddess - Jane McCann

  Whilst most people are trying to put the brakes on ageing, todays’ guest embraces the ups and downs of it with joy and gratitude, using her social media presence to empower others to do the same. The Middle Aged Goddess, also known as Jane McCann, having bore witness to loved ones’ premature end of life, understands what a gift and a privilege it is to age.  Jane is not afraid to tackle the big topics including menopause, mental health and divorce and today’s conversation navigates them all. She has found a number of tools that work for her and encourages us to do the same.  Join us for a refreshing conversation with Jane as she empowers us to change the narrative that is often presented around growing older. Meet it with joy, embrace the changes, keep learning and love yourself more.   If you aren’t already following Jane, head over to Instagram @TheMiddleAgedGoddess. Do you want to embrace ageing and live the ethos that you are never too old to do something? Come join us in Ikaria and Sardinia this August and September. We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. If you would like to join us, don’t put it off any longer. Head to  100notout.com today for all the information.  Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
3/17/202426 minutes, 46 seconds
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100NO 571: Inspired Comparison: Who Do You Compare Yourself To?

Sinead O’Connor told us that Nothing Compares to You, but who are you comparing yourself to? Comparing yourself to someone that you saw on social media could put you on an unhealthy pathway, both physically and emotionally. But can taking inspiration from those around you in key areas of life which are important to you – movement, aging, living well, health, golf – be a tool for making better decisions on how you live your own life? Join us today as we take inspiration from those around us, and discuss how much comparison and judgment to those around us can impact on our ability to make either an empowered or disempowered decision. Don’t let the statement ‘I should’ get in the way of living your best life. If this is you, you may want to listen to episode 227 where we talk about this.’ If you find yourself being judgy judgy when it comes to comparing yourself to others, revisit episodes 270 and 444. They say comparison is the thief of all joy, but taking inspired comparison from others when done well can be a healthy form of motivation to be your best self.. Thinking about joining us in the ever inspiring, judgment free blue zones of Ikaria and Sardinia? We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. If you would like to join us, don’t dilly dally, head to 100notout.com today. Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout  
3/10/202423 minutes, 21 seconds
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100NO 570: Cholesterol: The Good and The Bad

Boy oh boy did episode 568 break the internet! We know that the media’s clickbait approach to health can be confusing, but what about when you see your health practitioner and you leave your appointment feeling confused and like you are just a number in the system? A long term health aware listener left a recent appointment with an integrative GP feeling exactly that way with regards to recent blood results concerning her good and bad cholesterol particles. Be prepared to have your mind blown as Damo helps us navigate cholesterol – how we absorb a fraction of cholesterol from what we eat, how our body makes cholesterol and how the liver manufactures cholesterol as a result of physical, emotional and mental stimulus and triggers that it receives from our nervous system. You’ll walk away from this week’s episode stressing less about the steak, aka cholesterol bomb,  you had for last night’s dinner and focusing on adding in more happiness, laughter, fun, movement and sunshine so that we can manufacture our good cholesterol. Do you want more focus on fun, happiness and sunshine? Join us for this and more when we are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. If you would like to join us, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout  
3/3/202425 minutes, 50 seconds
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100NO 569: Does Eating Out Make You Die Sooner?

Following on from episode 568, Marcus shared a recent clip from Dan Buettner who believes the first step in getting healthier and increasing your longevity is to eat at home. There is no denying that there are numerous benefits to getting back into the kitchen, but have we now gone from food scare to eating out scare? Will eating out make you die sooner? What about the connection and socialisation which can be achieved through sharing a meal out with family and friends, laughing and having a conversation? Isn’t the value of a meal maximized by sharing it with someone else? Join us as Damo and Marcus bring common sense to the conversation and share their top three tips for eating out and doing it well. Do you want to eat out with us in Ikaria and Sardinia? We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. If you would like to join us, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout
2/25/202422 minutes, 14 seconds
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100NO 568: Vegan v Carnivore? Is ‘Food Scare’ eating you alive?

Now more than ever, there is a litany of conflicting views when it comes to health, in particular what to put on your plate. Will that skinless chicken breast I ate for lunch give me diabetes? Will I become an addict if I eat animal protein? Can I ever eat meat again if I identify as a vegan? With so many ‘experts’ at our fingertips, are they influencing us? Scaring us? Or dampening our ability to think critically for ourselves? Settle in for the ride as Damian and Marcus discuss a recent podcast they listened to where an ‘expert’ made these outrageous comments. What is the damage that such clickbait has on people when it comes to deciding what best to add to their plate? As the pendulum on what to eat continues to swing from veganism to carnivore, does the truth on what best to eat lay somewhere in the middle? Leave your preconceived notions of food at home and join us on our Longevity Experiences to the Blue Zones of Ikaria and Sardinia in 2024. We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. If you would like to join us, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout  
2/18/202430 minutes, 11 seconds
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100NO 567: Back Pain Masterclass and Keeping the Spine Working Better

Are you one of the 80% of the population that are experiencing back pain? Do you know the difference between chronic and acute pain? Do you believe that back pain is a normal part of aging and something we just put up with? There is no doubt that as we get older, things start to lose their fluidity and strength and our ligaments are tighter. There is also no doubt that sitting is the new smoking. Join us today as Damo presents a Mastersclass in Back Pain and helps join the dots between  the spine and brain connection; the importance of stretching and lengthening and maintenance. We touch on the many beneficial modalities including osteopathy, physiotherapy, myotherapy, massage and the benefit of regular Chiropractic care to ensure that your spine is in line so that the nerves work freely and communicate to the brain more efficiently. The reverse of SITTING is not to STAND, it is to STRETCH. To help with stretching, Damo has shared some of his favourite videos here: https://vimeo.com/564108287/9b0e8a0fe8 https://vimeo.com/401249143 During the show, Damo references Dr Heidi Haavik, you can find out more about her here. Our Longevity Experiences to the Blue Zones of Ikaria and Sardinia return in 2024. We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. If you would like to join us, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Follow us: https://beacons.ai/100notout Photo by Sasun Bughdaryan on Unsplash
2/11/202426 minutes, 29 seconds
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100NO 566: Ageism: A Cancer on Society or an Overreaction?

Is Damo sensitive now that he has turned the big 5-0 or is he actually experiencing ageism?  With a 5 in front of his age AND a golf handicap of about 5, is he really too old for a golf tournament or is that blatant ageism?  In this week’s episode we question if ageism is actually a cancer on society or are we overly sensitive? We know that people are living longer but dying slower. Is agesim and the limiting beliefs around ageing contributing to signing up for the slowest of deaths? Is an increasing number of candles on a birthday cake each year disempowering people when it comes to how they live their everyday life? Age is not the problem. Ageism is. As David Bowie once said “ageing is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been”. In this episode we discussed Damo’s Crack Your Stress Code. You can listen to the Series on  episode 485 and episode 486. Our Longevity Experiences to the Blue Zones of Ikaria and Sardinia return in 2024. We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. If you would like to join us, and to find out more, head over to 100notout.com Photo by Malin K. on Unsplash  
2/4/202423 minutes, 59 seconds
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100NO 565: Wellness Chef Sam Gowing on Cleanses, Fasting, Detox & Trends

Wellness Chef Sam Gowing on Cleanses, Fasting, Detox & Trends A dear friend of the podcast, Sam Gowing, is back to discuss the current state of the wellness industry. We discuss cleanses, fasting and detoxes, and the onset of the mythical healing crisis that so many people create for themselves by chasing one trend after another. Ideally you find this conversation somewhat liberating and feel less-inclined to fit a label or trend that is here one day, and gone the next! You can check out Sam’s latest creation, The Wellness Chef, here. For our Longevity Experiences to Ikaria and Sardinia, you can find them at 100notout.com
1/28/202430 minutes, 18 seconds
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100NO 564: Friends v Family | Longevity & People

Damo has a bone to pick with Marcus! In Marcus’s Exceptional Life Blueprint he outlines 8 areas of life – Purpose, Movement, Social, Nutrition, Family, Growth, Wealth and Spirit. Damo believes social and family should be combined into “People”. Marcus shares how the energy of friends is very different to family, whilst Damo wants just 7 areas of life and not 8!   Photo by Duy Pham on Unsplash
1/21/202421 minutes, 26 seconds
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100NO 563: Damo’s Citizens Arrest & Keeping People Accountable

Damo has started the New Year with a BANG! Or more to the point, a “Pull Over” and “Stop Right There”! No, Damo is not at Police Academy, but I did perform a quasi “citizens arrest” over Summer after watching an incident at his local golf club. The story is entertaining and the lesson is powerful. If we are to build stronger communities around us, we must hold each other to account. The behaviour we walk past is the behaviour we accept. So enjoy the story, and consider the lesson! *** Ikaria & Sardinia 2024 is coming! *** We are in the final weeks of finalising our groups for our Longevity Experiences to Ikaria and Sardinia. Apply to join us in one or both locations. All the details are at www.100notout.com Photo by niu niu on Unsplash
1/15/202423 minutes, 24 seconds
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100NO 562: Longevity in Okinawa with Christal Burnette

Today we shoot over to the Japanese Blue Zone of Okinawa where we find Christal Burnette.  Christal is a distinguished specialist in the field of Okinawan health and plant-based nutrition.  If you’re – Interested in Blue Zones Interested in the bizarre plant-exclusive diet that seems to be promoted yet NOT consumed by centenarians Wondering what sets Okinawa apart from other Blue Zones Wondering what their “secrets” to ageing gracefully are Then we think you’ll love this episode. Working with the Okinawa Research Centre for Longevity Science, Christal received her master’s degree from the University of Ryukyus in 2018 and has since been dedicated to promoting the Okinawan diet and lifestyle. To this end, she founded the Haitai Corporation, which specializes in developing and distributing Okinawan health products both domestically and internationally. Fluent in Japanese, Christal conducts interviews with Okinawan residents and research into the Okinawan diet and lifestyle. Her extensive knowledge and expertise have earned her recognition on various platforms, including a feature on the BBC. In addition, she regularly presents her findings on Okinawan longevity and lifestyle to diverse audiences through her popular YouTube channel, Haitai Longevity. Christal’s ongoing commitment to promoting the Okinawan diet and lifestyle is geared towards raising awareness of healthy aging and living based on Okinawan principles.
1/7/202428 minutes, 8 seconds
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100NO 561: Andrea Bocelli congratulates 78yo Don Riddington as he swims English Channel with mates!

How many people do you know receive a congratulatory email from Andrea Bocelli and his wife when they complete a major achievement.  Well our next guest – who we are proud to welcome back to 100 Not Out – received that very letter from Veronica and Andrea Bocelli … because at 78 years young, Don Riddington and 5 Englishmen set a new Guinness World Record for the Oldest Relay Team to Swim the English Channel … To be clear, they combined for a total age of 464 years NOT OUT, with an average age of 77.3 … And of course punching above his weight at age 78 was 100 Not Out’s version of The Don .. Cricket can have Don Bradman … 100 Not Out will claim Don Riddington as The Don, because after becoming Australia’s oldest man to swim the Channel at 68 back in 2013, he’s done it again at 78 with a bunch of mates! This is an inspiring story to kick off 2024!  
12/31/202336 minutes, 3 seconds
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100NO 560: 2024 Trends in Longevity, Health & Wellness

Our annual look ahead towards 2024 focuses on wearable tech, health testing, AI, diet and of course, exercise.    Damo said Strong and Long would become a thing in 2023 – aka stretching – and low and behold, Stretch Lab has begun to become in vogue whilst group HIIT seems to be phasing out. In other words, Damo gets this right every time!   So tune in for a crystal ball of health, wellness and longevity futurism on this special Christmas Day episode and the final one of 2023!   Photo by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash  
12/24/202322 minutes, 55 seconds
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100NO 559: Mastering The Christmas Menu & Dietaries

Every year we talk about the changing face of winning on Christmas Day! Whether your hosting or guest, spending time with loved ones or ones that rub you up the wrong way ... what is always on the menu is ... food! The first question that gets asked these days around food is dietaries! And on this Christmassy edition of 100 Not Out, Damo and MP discuss how to win on Christmas Day no matter if you're dealing with FODMAPS, vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free, dairy free, and so on. Merry Christmas!
12/17/202324 minutes, 12 seconds
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100NO 558: 8 ways to slow your biological ageing

It is quite disgusting – and concerning – that research on slowing down biological ageing has descended to this. You’re about to listen to us take the mickey out of the latest findings in slowing down biological ageing, which were presented to the American Heart Association (AMA). Damo plays the role of research scientist and Marcus, well he dabbles in between AHA Chairman and heckler and host of the podcast! In any case, we hope you see just how flawed the mainstream recommendations are on what it takes to live a great, long life. Here’s just one article outlining this “groundbreaking” research.  
12/10/202318 minutes, 19 seconds
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100NO 557: The Highs & Lows of Christmas – Grinches not welcome

We are both self-proclaimed Christmas lovers. Carols, Christmas trees, the coming together of friends and family, and all that it means.    But that’s not the case for everyone. Financial stress and family friction are just two factors that see a lot of people dreading this time of the year.    Longevity cultures do special occasions in an extremely ceremonial manner. They are revered and treated with due respect. We touch on this in the context of our own upbringings in this Christmas edition of 100 Not Out.   
12/3/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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100NO 556: The 6th Blue Zone + Live to 100 Review #5

Singapore has officially been unveiled as the 6th Blue Zone on planet earth, which makes our final instalment of our Live to 100 review even more poignant.    In this conversation we discuss what makes Singapore so special … and the confidence it can give urban dwellers in living with quantity and quality of life.    2024 LONGEVITY EXPERIENCES – IKARIA AND SARDINIA   Our small groups are taking shape for our trips to Ikaria and Sardinia in 2024. If you would love to join us then go to www.100notout.com for all the info. 
11/26/202324 minutes, 21 seconds
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100NO 555: Damo turns 50 and chats to 40 year old Damo

Damo is 50!  (Well not quite at time of recording but he is now that you’re listening!)   It was Damo turning 40 that had him say YES to starting the podcast 100 Not Out.    And now, all these years later – what does Damo have to say to the younger version of himself?   The answers may surprise you – we talk about the speed of life, the focus (or lack thereof) on movement, the amount of eating out we do in Australia, and the things we care – or stress – about.    IKARIA & SARDINIA 2024   Perhaps you have a special birthday coming up?! Our trips to Ikaria and Sardinia are often birthday celebrations for attendees. We are in Ikaria August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. All the details at 100notout.com
11/19/202330 minutes, 24 seconds
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100NO 554: Genes, Gene Therapy & Longevity

Have certain members of the longevity movement lost their mind?! We’re quite taken aback by Dave Asprey’s invitation to his community to undergo Gene Therapy in a bid to prolong life.    Follistain Gene Therapy to be exact, which he invites people to partake it at a cost of $US 25k.    We’re not joking, you can see it all here   It’s fair to say this approach to longevity – and gene therapy – completely goes against our ethos on 100 Not Out.    In the comments of his post on Instagram, Dave tells naysayers that they are undergoing gene therapy every time they eat hot chips, and so we are already doing it anyway. He references epigenetics – the environment that we place our genes in – as the key.   On that point we agree, however we take a more macro look at epigenetics, and reference our chat with Mimi Kirk on episode 11, where she took us through her family history, her genes, and her determination to live a lifestyle completely opposite to her family.    2024 Longevity Experience   Care to join us in Ikaria and/or Sardinia in August & September 2024 for our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience? We’ve been going since 2016 and it’s fair to say these trips are a bucket lis trip  of a lifetime. All the details at 100notout.com   Image source: Instagram @dave.asprey
11/12/202325 minutes, 24 seconds
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100NO 553: Breaking diet rules | To eat meat or go vegan | Inside Sardinia & Ikaria diets

Part 2 of Dr Damian Kristof’s recent presentation at our 100 Not Out Longevity Evening focuses on breaking the rules that we often get indoctrinated with. From honey and seed oils, to animal protein and vegan diets, Damo takes you in to the longevity hotspots of Ikaria and Sardinia to explore what they eat, why they eat it, how they prepare it and so much more. If you love all of this and want to experience the real thing with us in 2024, you’re invited to join us in Ikaria and Sardinia (pick one or both) for our 2024 100 Not Out Longevity Experience. All the details at www.100notout.com
11/5/202321 minutes, 36 seconds
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100NO 552: Longevity Diets, Gluten & Blood Types with Dr Damian Kristof

Did you know that the Mediterranean diets of Ikaria and Sardinia are extremely different! In Ikaria you won’t find much pasta at all, and yet in Sardinia you will find it in spades.    Sardinians love lamb and even eat horse! You won’t find a horse on Ikaria!   Such differences open the conversation of what a longevity diet looks like – and what it doesn’t.    This episode (and next weeks) features Dr Damian Kristof presenting at our recent 100 Not Out Longevity Evening in Melbourne.    The last two weeks have been Marcus’s presentation around lifestyle. Today and next week focus heavily on nutrition.    If all of this fascinates you as much as it does us, you’re invited to join us in Ikaria and Sardinia in 2024 for our next 100 Not Out Longevity Experience.    Come to one or both longevity hotspots – all the details at www.100notout.com
10/29/202326 minutes, 22 seconds
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100NO 551: Preventing Dementia the Ikaria & Sardinia Way – Live Recording Part 2

In Ikaria they experience 80% less dementia than the rest of the world. Not to mention 50% less heart disease and 20% less cancer.    But today we look into dementia, as shared by Marcus in a recent 100 Not Out Longevity Evening.    This recording from the event discusses some of the hidden clues that our lifestyle gives us – namely cholesterol and blood pressure, which are for many people precursors to dementia.   To complete the Exceptional Life Quiz Marcus references – click here   To find out more about our 2024 Longevity Experiences in Ikaria and Sardinia – click here. 
10/22/202330 minutes, 23 seconds
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100NO 550: Australia’s Longevity Crisis - Live Recording Part 1

We recently ran an evening event in Melbourne where we discussed some of our recent findings from our trip to Ikaria and Sardinia, the two European Blue Zones as discoverd by National Geographic and Dan Buettner neary 20 years ago. We start the evening discussing the confronting issue Aussies face – our longevity and the huge gap we experience in our quality of life in the final years. IKARIA & SARDINIA 2024 For all the details on our upcoming Longevity Experiences in 2024, head over to www.100notout.com
10/15/202340 minutes
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100NO 549: Getting ripped off - when supporting local goes too far

Damo has recently moved house and he’s been doing everything he can to spend his money in his new neighbourhood. New cafes, new grocers, new clothes stores, new everything! Including a new barber. Community is built on supporting each other – including financially – so when Damo visited his new barber only to be ripped off and have an average customer experience – well let’s just say it challenged Damo. What are the best ways to support local?  And what do we do when it all goes a little pear-shaped? Ikaria & Sardinia 2024 Our Longevity Experiences to Ikaria and Sardinia are now taking expressions of interest. We head off in late August 2024 – to find out more and to express your interest go to www.100notout.com Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash
10/8/202330 minutes, 2 seconds
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100NO 548: Damo’s Frustration - Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones Review Part 4

Damo’s not happy at the way the Nicoyan diet has been portrayed in Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones.  “Let’s start off by saying they’re probably not using the Monsanto corn,” Damo begins.   The way they produce and process their beans and corn is very different to the way we do it in the more modern world.    And not only that, Damo’s angry that it’s been made so easy to replicate the diet local to the Nicoyans.    All of this and more on part 4 of our review of Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones (which we really are big fans of on an overall basis).    Ikaria 2024 and Sardinia 2024 are now open to enrolments   If you’d like to join us in one or both of the European Blue Zones in 2024, you can now officially express your interest.    Ikaria is August 22-31 and Sardinia September 1-10. Come to one, come to both. Just remember, group sizes are strictly limited and may be full by the time you see this.    All the details at www.100notout.com   Photo by Wouter Supardi Salari on Unsplash
10/1/202325 minutes, 4 seconds
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100NO 547: Live to 100 - Secrets of the Blue Zones Review Part 3 - Ikaria

Part 3 of Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones is the one we have the biggest soft spot for. Not only does the series visit the village of where we stay during our Longevity Experience, but it features the people we spend time with each year and have come to know and love. So, putting to one side our bias due to our relationships, we discuss how Ikarians love herbal tea, wine, family, their gardens, and even being somewhat alternate. From painters who developed terminal cancer in their 60s and went on to live past 100, to nonagenarians who continue to live with a vibrancy that many of us have lost, this episode will reinvigorate your thirst for living. If you’re someone who wants to LIVE like an Ikarian with us for 10 days, then check out our 2024 Longevity Experience to the Greek island where people forget to die. And if you want even more, look at our trip to Sardinia as well. All the details at www.100notout.com
9/24/202325 minutes, 46 seconds
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100NO 546: Secrets of the Blue Zones Review Part 2 – Sardinia & Loma Linda

Family, faith and food. These are the big topics we dive into on this second part of our review of Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones. If you haven’t watched the series on Netflix do not despair, there is plenty in here which we think is extremely relevant.  We focus on Sardinia and Loma Linda. 
9/17/202325 minutes, 32 seconds
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100NO 545: Live to 100 - Secrets of the Blue Zones Review Part 1

The new Netfliex series Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones has given us some spine-tingling warm and fuzzies. If you haven’t watched it we recommend it highly! Today we discuss Episode 1, Okinawa. And more specifically – the role of purpose (Ikigai), purpose sweet potato, gardening and the power of a social peer group. If you love this type of conversation, we are coming together in Melbourne for 1 night only – Wednesday September 20. All the details are here. And then in 2024, we go to the Blue Zones ourseleves – returning to Ikaria for the 5th time and Sardinia for the 2nd. All the details at www.100notout.com
9/10/202326 minutes, 12 seconds
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100NO 544: We’re coming to Melbourne! Longevity & Laughs on the menu

100 Not Out has been going strong for more than 10 years and it’s a little embarrassing to say that we have done more events overseas together than in Australia! That’s just not on! So on Wednesday, September 20, we are coming together in Melbourne for a 100 Not Out Lifestyle evening. We’d love to have you join us as we discuss – The What Ifs of Lifestyle, Longevity & Nutrition, including – Why our attitude to ageing is cutting more than a decade off our life. Why it’s important to be wary of the next trendy fad diet or exercise. The longevity crisis engulfing Australia that no one seems to be talking about. What to really focus on over the next 10-20 years in order to age gracefully. What to be wary of and not get sucked into as wellness brands and fad diets begin to go under. And so much more. To join us, simply click here and grab yourself a ticket!
9/3/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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100NO 543: 81-year-old triathlete & aerospace strategist Peter Smith

At 81 years of age, Peter Smith is Australia’s oldest Aerospace Strategist … but that is not the main reason why we are chatting to Peter today. You’re about to listen to a human being that has more pep and vigour for life than most people half or even a quarter of his age do. His secrets – or his superpowers – you could say, are his commitment to movement, to work that he loves to do, his pleasing personality, and insatiable curiosity – not to mention also his love of wine. Peter has known pain and grief – he is a widower after the death of his wife Marilyn in 2021 – and he has also known physical pain – having completed an insane 600 + triathlons! We chat to Peter about work, exercise, food, wine and love – and if you’re anything like us Peter Smith will make you smile, laugh, and maybe even shed a tear. You’ll find Peter in Adelaide at the Australian Masters Games competing in the triathlon. All the details on joining Peter or enrolling in another sport can be found at https://australianmastersgames.com/ Ikaria & Sardinia 2024 – Our 100 Not Out Longevity Experiences for 2024 are beginning to fill up. Ikaria is August 22-31 and Sardinia is September 1-10. For all the info go to www.100notout.com
8/27/202328 minutes, 18 seconds
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100NO 542: The danger of mixing diets

If you’re on a low calorie diet, what happens if you put some Keto Crema on your coffee? If you’re low carb, what happens if you eat bread? On this episode we discuss the dangers of mixing diets. Having spent over 30 years helping people find what works for them, Damian shares his experiences and his learnings. This one not to be missed and one that you may choose to share with family and friends. Ikaria & Sardinia 2024 is happening! We are beginning to put our groups together – if you would like to join us, go to www.100notout.com for all the information. Photo by Jamie Matociños on Unsplash
8/20/202324 minutes, 36 seconds
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100NO 541: People pleasing, identity and defining who we are

In our first recording back on Australian soil, we discuss the importance of making decisions that define who we truly are, rather than who people want us to be. We might wear many hats – child, sibling, spouse, golfer, netballer, accountant, friend, etc – but living congruently with who we are, and who we expect other people to be, is perhaps one of the most important elements of ageing gracefully. If you enjoy this episode and would like to learn more about our 2024 trips to Ikaria and Sardinia, please visit 100notout.com We also briefly mentioned 7-year cycles, which you can learn more about here.
8/13/202325 minutes, 21 seconds
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100NO 540: Mediterranean Diets are NOT created equal!

For the last 5 weeks we’ve been sharing conversations we’ve been having in Ikaria and Sardinia with local elders as well as local authorities. Today we share with you a summary conversation we had together in Cala Gonone, a small coastal town in Sardinia where we worked for the last couple of days before returning to Australia. We discuss the Mediterranean Diet – and how it changes from Ikaria to Sardinia. We discuss the changing face of longevity (from an ancestral perspective), the Blue Zones and their futures (are the Blue Zones dead), and the generational change happening as centenarians and elders die and the younger generation takes over the baton of good health and good living. If this and our recent conversations have really resonated with you, consider joining us in 2024 in Ikaria or Sardinia, or both. All the details are at www.100notout.com
8/6/202327 minutes, 43 seconds
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100NO 539: I live alone yet I am not lonely, with 91yo Ikarian elder Vasso

Community. It’s a word used all too often without the real power of what it represents. 91 year old Vasso shares with us just some of what she’s learnt living 91 years upon this year. One of 10 children, Vasso shares her insights on coastal living, gardening, her daily rituals, reading, nature, community, friends and family. If you have loved our chat with Vasso and would like to spend time with us in Ikaria and/or Sardinia in 2024, all the details of our 2024 Longevity Experiences are at www.100notout.com
7/30/202335 minutes, 33 seconds
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100NO 538: Longevity in Sardinia with Ivo Pirisi

National Geographic’s Blue Zones research may have brought just over a dozen of small villages some level of fame; however the entire island of Sardinia is not a Blue Zone. To really uncover what makes Sardinia so special from a longevity perspective, you really do have to go off the beaten track. And that’s just what we’ve been doing with Dr Ivo Pirisi for the last few days. Ivo, who grew up in Sardinia and lives and breathes the lifestyle that has brought the island to longevity fame, is beyond passionate about what it takes to live a 100 Not Out Lifestyle. On this episode you’ll gather a local’s view on longevity and what makes Sardinia so special. SARDINIA 2024 Longevity Experience is ON! That’s right, from September 1 to 10 in 2024 (not August 30 to Sept 8 as mentioned in the episode) we will be on this incredible Italian island exploring all the magic that makes Sardinia a longevity hotspot. With Ivo by our side, we’re in for one incredible trip. To find out more and to express your interest in joining us, go to www.100notout.com
7/23/202324 minutes, 3 seconds
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100NO 537: 93 year old fisherman Suli shares his longevity wisdom and love of Ikaria

Suli is a local fisherman who loves to dance. He catches up with his friends every day. He loves to fish, although he doesn’t do it as much as he used to. He has no plans to retire. He loves where he lives. He lives alone but he doesn’t feel lonely. He has lived a great life and is happy to share his life experiences with us in the small fishing village of Kakkinagri. Suli shares with us his daily rhythms, beliefs around getting older, work, family, friends and much more. If you enjoy this impromptu conversation with Suli and would love to join us in Ikaria in 2024, we’re going back in August! All the details at www.100notout.com You can also see our Instagram reels of our time in Ikaria, and time with Suli by clicking here.
7/16/202326 minutes, 33 seconds
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100NO 536: Vegan diet, Carnivore diet, The Price of Food & The Fountain of Youth with Thea Parikos

The vegan diet continues to rise in popularity, and so it becomes a topic of conversation here in Ikaria with Thea Parikos. What does she think about an exclusive plant-based diet? How do residents on the Blue Zone of Ikaria approach animal protein? What role does home grown, organic, seasonal and local have on the locals food choices? We discuss the practice of raising animals, the animal protein debate, and the price of food. And we also ask Thea about the carnivore diet. Her response is fascinating! As always with Thea, we cover a lot of topics in a short period of time! If you’d like to join us in Ikaria in 2024 (August 22-31), go to www.100notout.com and fill out the expression of interest form.
7/9/202328 minutes, 13 seconds
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100NO 535: Respect for Women, Community & Climate Change in Ikaria with Thea Parikos

We are in Ikaria for our 2023 Longevity Experience, where welcome back the Queen of Ikaria, Thea Parikos! Thea helped National Geographic with all its research in discovering the Blue Zone of Ikaria and is our local host whilst we stay on the island. This is our fourth time to Ikaria and our first since 2019. So what's changed since we were last here? Some big conversations are afoot! Whilst Ikaria can often beautifully feel like you are back 50 years in time, it’s quite progressive on elements like equal respect for men and women. Not only do we discuss women in Ikaria, we chat about community, the post COVID way of life on Ikaria, and climate change. <strong>IKARIA 2024 is ON!</strong> We’re thrilled to announce that we are returning to Ikaria in 2024 from August 22-31. For all the details and to express your interest in joining us, please go to <a href="http://www.100notout.com">www.100notout.com</a>
7/2/202327 minutes, 39 seconds
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100NO 534: Gut Health Mastery with Damian Kristof

Marcus here :) I believe Damo is the number one gut health expert on the planet! Why? Because if I had a gut health problem, Damo would be the first person I'd go to and trust :) Simple as that! Damo says this episode is basic and low brow - I believe it's right up there as one of the most informative and potentially enlightening episodes on gut health that you may hear. Beyond Damo's modesty is a golden wisdom that is traced throughout this conversation. Apply yourself to this chat and make it relevant for you and your loved ones, and share it with anyone who needs this right now. Topics and factoids discussed include - 90% of absorption happens in middle gut ... The main function of the body is to absorb water ... Upper Gut symptoms include burping, indigestion, heartburn, reflex, indigestion, pain, burning, sore throat. Chewing promotes digestion of carbs and protein. We mention FODMAPS, Parasites ... Worms ... Malabsorption ... Constipation ... Flatulence ... Polyps ... and more We also discuss diets and which ones are the most gut friendly. And we begin by discussing that in Ikaria there are NO gut health issues to speak of. Why? We believe it's largely because of their lifestyle. How do you create a similar lifestyle? We believe you need to Experience it, which is why we're excited to announce that we are returning to Ikaria in 2024 as well as running our first Longevity Experience in Sardinia! To find out more click here.
6/25/202331 minutes, 50 seconds
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100NO 533: Tech Neck, Ergonomics, Laptop v Desktop & Brain Health

Could it be that the way we sit at our desk can deprive us of oxygen and nutrients? You bet! On this episode we go hard on our sitting posture, especially as it relates to computers and phone use. Some key points we discuss - In poor posture at the desk or when seated, your eyes fatigue faster ... your chin is down and you’re breathing poorly. When your chin is up  you breathe better. People snack at the computer because their brain needs fuel. Improve your posture instead of eating! When your neck is forward ... the accessory muscles of inspiration don't get to function optimally.  Start with your seat ... you want knees to be at right angles ...  Your head weighs somewhere between 6 and 8 kg. Your cervical spine should stack up so that the discs provide some kind of cushioning and the joint at the back of the bone picks up the bulk of the load. The load should go through the spine and the facet joint. This would allow a curve in the neck (desireable). That curve allows the spinal cord to run freely and free of interference.  Forward head posture puts the weight into the discs of the spine ... that creates an uncertainty for the brain. The brain no longer trusts the joint ... and now we create an environment for stiff neck, arthritis, etc. The brain just wants to create stability so that it can protect the spinal cord.  For every 21mm forward, your head weighs an extra 8kg. It almost doubles. IKARIA & SARDINIA 2024 IS ON! We planned it in 2020, and now four years later it's BACK! We are going to Ikaria for the 5th time and Sardinia for the FIRST! Ikaria in August, and Sardinia just after in early September. Come to one or both. All the details are here.
6/18/202330 minutes, 4 seconds
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100NO 532: Plant based protein fake meat Greenwashing

We may as well just call it as we see it. We are NOT fans of the plant-based protein fake meat movement. Sorry not sorry. Happy for anyone to be vegan or vegetarian. Yet for us, there's a line between choosing those diets and lifestyles versus creating alternate meat alternatives in a laboratory and again adding to the "science controlling nature" approach. This conversation is on the back of Damian listening to the podcast 100 Climate Conversations. You can check it out here. And for the record, we have no problem with the podcast itself. We are in favour of it sharing a balanced view with a variety of guests. What our beef is ... what really gets our goat ... what we have a plant-based bee in our bonnet about ... is the conversation that fake meat and plant-based protein will save the planet and is better for the environment than protein the way nature made it. Photo by LikeMeat on Unsplash
6/11/202320 minutes, 2 seconds
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100NO 531: What are Blue Zones and why are they magical

The Blue Zones, created and identified by National Geographic in 2004, have long been a conversation on 100 Not Out that we are embarrassed to say, we have never really explained in an episode! So, some 531 episodes in to 100 Not Out, here we are to share our insights on the Blue Zones. The Greek island of Ikaria, the Italian island of Sardinia, the Japanese island of Okinawa, Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica and the American community of Loma Linda are the 5 Blue Zones. What do they have in common? How were they identified? And the question we get asked the most - what do they eat? All that and more is discussed on this episode. If you haven't read the book, we highly recommend you do! And if you would like to join us in the Blue Zones for our Longevity Experiences, click here or go to 100notout.com to find out more info.
6/4/202323 minutes, 36 seconds
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100NO 530: Busy Is Back ... And It’s Worse Than Ever

How did the world get so crazy busy again? Were the hidden benefits of lockdowns lost on us? The slower lifestyle, the time to self and the ease of spending time with others in the household (forced upon us mind you) ... are all seemingly distant memories. Yes it was THE BEST to have our freedoms restored ... but many of us (hosts included) have found it bizarre how busy has gone into overdrive ... and it's no longer easy to socialise, relax and have some down time.
5/28/202329 minutes, 44 seconds
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100NO 529: Ditching the Naysayers & Finding Your Purpose with Sarah Douglass-Norris

Sarah Douglass-Norris is a former professional golfer who has refused to let life stop her from living her dreams. Told by her employer she'd never make it as a pro golfer, she made it, travelling the world on the European tour and spending 7 years on the Austalian LPGA tour. After having kids, Douglass-Norris continued doing what she loves - playing golf, and helping other people play golf. As a coach, Douglass-Norris has students from 4 years of age to 88 years of age! And as an ambassador for the upcoming Australian Masters Games in October, she is a great example of not letting life - or others - stop you from doing what you love! For more details go to https://australianmastersgames.com/ Photo by Randy Tarampi on Unsplash
5/21/202322 minutes, 52 seconds
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100NO 528: Is The Quest For Longevity Really Already Over?

An article in Wired recently had the title "The Quest For Longevity is Already Over". We're not so sure, for a number of reasons. Jean-Marie Robine is a proclaimed longevity researcher, responsible for validating Jeanne Calment's extraordinary 122 years and 164 days. On episode 304 we discussed the reasons why we don't think Jeanne Calment actually lived that long. And on this occasion, we also don't agree with Robine's methods in focusing purely on super centenarians as a data point for assessing any "upper limits" in human lifespan.   Photo by Anthony Choren on Unsplash
5/15/202324 minutes, 32 seconds
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100NO 527: I Am Not A Runner with Anna Liptak

Many people say "I'm not a runner". Even Damo has said it before! Today we dig into this statement.  A few episodes ago - on Ep 518 we spoke to Jane Woodlands-Thompson, General Manager of the Australian Masters Games which takes place in Adelaide and the wider region this year in October ... We’re going to be chatting with participants and leaders of this event over the coming months, and one of them is an inspiring woman by the name of Anna Liptak.  Anna is an fitness coach, award-winning documentary creator (with I'm Not A Runner) and has spent more than 20+ years in the fitness game, helping people achieve remarkable health and fitness.  Anna herself has run over 30 full marathons and more than 100 half marathons ... unbelievable! She also trains everyday weekend warriors to run marathons all over the world, and she’ll be participating in this year’s Australian Masters Games.  Find out more about Anna at https://annaliptak.com/
5/7/202326 minutes, 59 seconds
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100NO 526: Atomic Habits, Health & Longevity

On this episode we discuss our experiences reading Atomic Habits by James Clear.    Not only is it the best-selling book of 2022 (10 million copies to date), it prompts us to talk about the different ways we go about creating our habits.    Damo discusses the importance of healthy habits; Marcus loves the idea of 2-minute habits ... and together we discuss how we both go about creating Atomic Habits in our daily lives.    This book is taking the world by storm, and it's a great conversation to have in the context of creating a great, long life. 
4/30/202323 minutes, 47 seconds
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100NO 525: 7 Year Cycles, Crisis & Soul Searching

Marcus is a little obsessed with 7 year cycles and as Damo goes from 49 to 50 and Marcus approaches 42, the conversation turns to the changing nature of life views and behaviour as we get older.    Marcus loves this blog by Tom Monte which summarises the 7 year cycles, first created by Rudolf Steiner.   35 to 42 is characterised by Crisis and Questioning, whilst 42 to 49 is "soul searching and wonder". 49 to 56 is "an ever-growing vision and understanding of life."   Take a listen; this is a great framework by which to reflect on your life, and also one to look at the future with wonderment and enthusiasm as you continue to create your 100 Not Out lifestyle.    EVENTS Marcus is gearing up to host his 2-day signature event Create Your Exceptional Life in Byron Bay on July 22-23. All the details are here   VIDA LIFESTYLES If you live in Melbourne, do what Marcus would love to do and book in a time to see Damo or one of his incredible team at Vida Lifestyles.   
4/23/202323 minutes, 26 seconds
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100NO 524: Finding Belonging

This is one of those conversations that we weren't planning for but turned into one of the more powerful chats we think we've ever had on 100 Not Out.    We are talking about belonging ... and how a lot of us don't feel like we belong.    There are so many ways that belonging feels stronger - being appreciated, being acknowledged (I see you), being spoken about positively, being included, and more.    From having your name remembered to having little details about your life known about, this is SUCH an important conversation about a topic that doesn't come up too much in conversation these days.    Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
4/17/202324 minutes, 32 seconds
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100NO 523: Don’t believe the longevity clickbait

"How long can humans live for?" says one editor. "120 is too young. Can we find some research for 140? What about 180?" ...   And yes, you'll find "research" talking up the future of our longevity,    But are we ready for it - and do we really want it?    Whilst most people aren't getting to 100, nor getting to 100 in good health, there is an untold story of social, emotional and mental challenge that a wildly increased longevity is yet to address.    Here's the most recent bit of clickbait from The Daily Mail. 
4/9/202319 minutes, 36 seconds
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100NO 522: Cholesterol, wonder drugs & media manipulation

There's movement at the station in the alternative medical solutions to statins for high cholesterol (which more than 1.5 million Aussies are diagnosed with).    Hailed as a game-changer, we discuss whether such "medical breakthroughs" do anything to change our behaviour, or just give humanity another reason to believe in a "magic pill".    Do the true causes of high cholesterol ever get addressed, and how does the way we are "educated" by the media about such issues impact our behaviour?   We hope you enjoy this conversation on cholesterol, wonder drugs and media manipulation. 
4/3/202326 minutes, 9 seconds
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100NO 521: Does anyone care if you’re ill? Working through COVID and sickness

It seems that we have done a full 180 degree turn since the rise of COVID.  Where it once felt that people who had COVID were the sickest of the sick, many businesses are now expecting their team to work from home whilst they have COVID.  Where has our empathy for illness gone? Has the word convalescence been removed from our dictionary and our behaviour? Damo has COVID for the third time - and even though he has had plenty of support - we discuss how society's behaviour has changed so much in a very short period of time.  Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash
3/26/202325 minutes, 4 seconds
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100NO 520: How Bryan Johnson wants to be 18 again at a cost of only $2 million per year

Welcome to our 10th birthday episode of 100 Not Out! Whilst many of us would like to go back in time for a few moments, techpreneur Bryan Johnson wants his organs - all of them - to return to their 18yo selves. Click here to find out more.  Not only does he have a team of doctors to perform hundreds of procedures on him each year (some more invasive than others), he has an incredibly strict vegan diet (1977 calories to be exact) and a number of rituals to accompany his mission. It's not our cup of tea for how to make the rest of your life the best of your life, but that doesn't mean Bryan shouldn't be doing what he thinks is best for him. What do you think? And how does this shake your views on what it takes to age gracefully? You can email [email protected] or [email protected] with your response. Thanks for your support over these 10 years!
3/19/202335 minutes, 44 seconds
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100NO 519: Arthritis is not a normal part of ageing

Around 20% of the population live with or are impacted by arthritis. What is it, why does it occur and how do we go about improving the health of our joints? There are hundreds of arthritides (forms of arthritis), and today we focus on osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis). From "wear and tear" to the undiagnosed and untreated incidents we've let develop over the years, we cover off all the major causes of osteoarthritis and discuss whether it's genetic, lifestyle driven, stress-related and so much more. Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash
3/12/202328 minutes, 40 seconds
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100NO 518: Jane Woodlands-Thompson on defying stereotypes and the Australian Masters Games

Australian Masters Games General Manager Jane Woodlands-Thompson joins us on 100 Not Out as we discuss what it takes to defy the stereotype of ageing in Australia. One of the biggest one-liners in society is around "slowing down" as we get older, but for the 10,000 legends who compete at the Australian Masters Games, they have no intention of slowing down at all. Held from the 7-14 of October in Adelaide this year, the Australian Masters Games is an incredible showcase of everything 100 Not Out is about. Ticking the boxes of movement, social engagement, growth and purpose, we can't wait to create a 100 Not Out team in the future and participate at such an incredible event. For now, we highly recommend you put a friendship group together and join thousands of like-minded souls at the Australian Masters Games. All the details at australianmastersgames.com
3/5/202325 minutes, 12 seconds
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100NO 517: Avoiding Chronic Disease Pt 2 - Stress, genes and our limiting beliefs

Part two of our fascinating conversation around chronic disease focuses on some of the limiting beliefs society has around ageing, genes, family history, and the quality of our future. So many of us have been conditioned to believe there's next to nothing we can do about our health because of the lives our parents lived. On this episode we discuss how genes really work, how important our lifestyle is to those genes expressing themselves, and why if we don't change our beliefs about fatalism and the ageing process, we simply end up on the stats that show 12+ years of morbidity. This is a fiery episode of 100 Not Out, we hope you enjoy! Photo by Sangharsh Lohakare on Unsplash
2/26/202327 minutes, 18 seconds
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100NO 516: Avoiding Chronic Disease Pt 1 including Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes & Dementia

On this special two-part episode of 100 Not Out we explore the impact of chronic disease on longevity. The statistical truth is that chronic disease in the modern advanced world is not enough to stop someone living a long-time. But even with all the medication and treatment in the world, chronic disease creates a tidal wave of physical, financial, familial and emotional stress. So what are the main causes of chronic disease, and how can we prevent it as we go about our lives? FINAL CALL - Our group for our Longevity Experience to Ikaria must be finalised by Feb 28. If you are on the verge of joining us, please click here to book in a chat with Marcus, or go to 100notout.com for more information. Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
2/19/202323 minutes, 19 seconds
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100NO 515: Volunteering Icon Peggy Muller is 105 Not Out!

Peggy Muller has seen the arrival of electricity, town water, television and so much more. Peggy started milking cows when she was four and rode a horse to school. And today, at 105 years young, Peggy joined us over Zoom! Peggy's life is personified by her incredible full-time volunteering with the Salvation Army, which saw her receive the Exceptional Service Award in recognition of 75 years with the organisation. Peggy drops so many nuggets of wisdom in this episode - let us know what they are for you by clicking here and sending us an email. To learn more about Peggy click here   GREEK ISLAND LONGEVITY EXPERIENCE In case you missed it, we're off to Ikaria in June for the first time since 2019! Our Blue Zone Longevity Experience is back, and if you fancy joining us, go to 100notout.com for all the info and to apply.
2/12/202319 minutes, 31 seconds
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100NO 514: The real and personal reason why longevity burns in our soul

So many people think Blue Zones and longevity and "Ageing well" is such a luxurious conversation ... Many people think longevity is a "wellness hack" you do by exercising, eating the latest diet and practicing mindfulness. But when you consider how terrible the final 12+ years of life is for most people, it's clear that longevity - and quality longevity - is not some luxury item, but an urgent life skill we must master. On Ikaria, the locals experience 80% less dementia, 50% less cancer and 20% less heart disease. Think of that for a moment. We go to Ikaria to experience how these people achieve these incredible results. And why a life free from dementia, cancer and heart disease is within our grasp too. Our group to Ikaria for this year's 10Day Longevity Experience in June must be finalised by February 28. At the time of publishing this podcast we have 4 spaces left. For all the details and to apply to join us, visit www.100notout.com or email [email protected]
2/5/202357 minutes, 41 seconds
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100NO 513: Clare Bothmann is 100 Not Out and thriving

Clare Bothman has not only lived through multiple wars (like all centenarians), she has witnessed the introduction of "town" water, electricity, television, telephones, mobile phone, the internet, and so much more. It's quite incredible when you consider how much change can take place in 100 years. But most impressively is the way Clare has handled adversity in her life. Having grieved for her first husband and all three siblings (who all died from cancer), Clare knows a thing or too about living with grace whilst going through tough times. Enjoy this chat with another thriving centenarian in Clare Bothmann. For more info on Clare, you can read this article. IKARIA 2023 Longevity Experience Our 2023 Longevity Experience to Ikaria takes place June 12 to 21 - to find out more go to www.100notout.com  
1/29/202326 minutes, 43 seconds
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100NO 512: Funny triggering chats on kitchen and cooking etiquette

This conversation might get you fired up for all the wrong reasons! How you prepare your food in the kitchen is a major part of the dining experience. Do you let people help you or are you one to fly solo? Is it loud and dramatic and messy and everywhere ... or is calm, measured and contained in your kitchen? Chances are you married or are in love with someone who runs a kitchen completeley differently to you! So this episode is like Love Languages and personalities for the everyday cook! We also chat about how to cook for guests, how long leftovers last for and much much more! IKARIA 2023 We are off to Ikaria in June for our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience. If you'd like to find out more and to apply to join us, please visit www.100notout.com Photo by Scott Umstattd on Unsplash
1/23/202328 minutes, 44 seconds
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100NO 511: Lessons from 115 year old Bessie Hendricks, America’s Oldest Person

Bessie Hendricks was America's oldest women up until her recent death at 115 years young. Bessie's life left behind multiple clues on what it takes to age gracefully. From gardening and a love of nature to the presence of family and an optimistic attitiude - Bessie Hendricks defies the "fad diet" "bio hack" approach to longevity and instead brings us back to our roots of what is required to live a great, long life. You can find out more about Bessie here or through a quick Google. Rest in peace, Bessie. Image Copyright Messenger News  
1/15/202323 minutes, 38 seconds
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100NO 510: Mental Flexibility For Longevity & A Great 2023

Captain Christmas, also known as Damo, didn't have the Christmas Day he expected. And after some self-labelled "stinking thinking", Damo shared his experiences and the importance of mental "flexibility" for when things don't go to plan. On episode 510 of 100 Not Out we talk about dealing with the unexpected, both in the short and long term, the difference between acute experiences and chronic conditions, and the way to navigate our days and lives when the unexpected comes our way. It feels prophetic - hopefully not too much - but perhaps this episode needs to be kept in a safe place for when challenge comes our way. IKARIA 2023 - We are THRILLED to be returning to the Greek ISland of Ikaria in 2023. To find out all about our 100 Not Out Mediterranean Longevity Experience, go to 100notout.com or click here. Photo by jana müller on Unsplash
1/8/202320 minutes, 16 seconds
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100NO 509: How to slow down in 2023

Most of us are pretty good at slowing down over Christmas and the New Year break ... but what about when the year warms up and gets back into a "normal" rhythm? The art of slowing down is by no means finite. Every one of us has ways and strategies to slow down that don't "work" for others. The key is knowing what it takes for you to find calm, chill and relaxation. IKARIA 2023 IS COMING! Our Longevity Experience to Ikaria resumes for the first time since 2019 this JUNE! Join us from June 12-21 on the Island Where People Forget To Die - all the details and application form lives at 100.notout.com Photo by Randall Ruiz on Unsplash
1/2/202323 minutes, 44 seconds
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100NO 508: Longevity & Wellness Trends for 2023

What's going to be big in the longevity and wellness space in 2023? What do you need to look out for in relation to diet, supplements, movement and other trends? We do ths episode every year and it's one of our favourites to look back on! We think we get it pretty close to the mark every time ... this year - We discuss the maturity of the vegan diet ... How the public is wisening up to biohacking How megadosing is becoming uncool How movement trends will be more in line with our ageing population - think strength and lengthen programs. And so much more! Here's wishing you an incredible 2023, and if you'd like to schedule a major highlight in your year ahead, be sure to check out our Greek Island Longevity Experience to Ikaria. We're there from June 12-21. All the details at www.100notout.com Photo by Adnan Mistry on Unsplash
12/25/202219 minutes, 12 seconds
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100NO 507: Damo’s Christmas Menu Revealed

What to eat at Christmas time has become more complicated than ever! So who do you turn to when in doubt? Damian Kristof of course! On this episode Damo shares his full Christmas menu, from his Christmas Eve drink of choice all the way through to Boxing Day. We also discuss on this episode the art of eating well, and not getting too caught up in what gets consumed around Christmas time. This is not a time for judgey judgey, but more a time for lovey-dovey. Merry Christmas to all of you, our 100 Not Out supporters! Photo by Michele Purin on Unsplash
12/18/202221 minutes, 8 seconds
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100NO 506: Damo’s Top 5 Tips to Win at Christmas

Financial stress, overeating, social awks and major melodrama - isn't Christmas meant to be the most "fun, fabulous time of the year"? For many, this is not the case at all! On this episode we talk about a range of Christmas related topics, but at the end Damo shares his 5 simple, yet very effective tips for winning at Christmas! They're so simple you could even brush them off, but if you find it hard to get into the spirit of Christmas, let Australia's #1 ticketholder to the festive season guide the way for you. 2023 EVENTS - We are going BACK to Ikaria in 2023 for the first time in FOUR years! To find out more and to apply to join us, go to 100notout.com
12/11/202225 minutes, 10 seconds
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100NO 505: Julia Fox is DONE with anti-ageing and so are we

Ageing is "in" according to Julia Fox (if you don't know who she is, click here), and anti-ageing is OUT! “Just to let you guys know, aging is fully in—like fully,” Fox said in a recent TikTok video. “And if I see another project that says ‘anti-aging’ on the label, I’m suing. I’m going to sue because I’m gonna age regardless of if I put the fucking $500 serum on my face. And you all fucking know it, and we fucking know it, so let’s stop lying to ourselves. Getting old is fucking hot. It's sexy. It's probably the sexiest time in life, actually, because being pretty and hot in your twenties is the fucking trenches, okay? And I'm not going back there.” So, whether you're 32 (like Fox) or 22 or 42 or 92 ... the idea which Fox promotes so well is to give up on the idea of "anti" ageing. Whilst we can all fall into the ideal of "looking" younger than we really are, trying to "stop" a process that is natural and unstoppable is bordering on the ridiculous (and let's be honest, creates waves of anxiety across the globe). Events & more info - Ikaria 2023 - to find out about our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience to Ikaria go to www.100notout.com or click here For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Image courtesy - Dulce Osuna, at YouTube.com/dulceosuna and HolaHollywood.com, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons  
11/27/202219 minutes, 29 seconds
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100NO 504: Losing weight & getting stronger as you get older

Marcus is not feeling as vital as he once did. He's feeling a bit flabbier, a bit less strong and on this episode discusses with Damo what it takes to get stronger and fitter as we get older. One thing's for sure - it's not as easy as it was when we were younger! On this episode we discuss the mirage of weight, the benefits and drawbacks of data, and knowing when to use data and measurements to your advantage when you want to improve your health. For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au To join us in Ikaria in 2023 for our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience go to www.100notout.com. Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash
11/20/202217 minutes, 52 seconds
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100NO 503: Magda’s Big National Health Check

Magda Szubanski is the host of Magda’a Big National Health Check. It’s a new show out now on the ABC and today on the podcast we talk about the approach the ABC have gone with in having an obese host fronting a series on health. Is it OK? Is it the right message? And what message does it send to viewers? Before you press play, we can tell you that we’re more than happy for Magda Szubanski to be hosting the program. No worries with it whatsoever. But the issue we mainly discuss on this episode is whether her own experiences (and her experiences with health professionals) is a template that could disempower Australians to not take responsibility for their own health. We referenced two articles in this episode – this one from the ABC, and this one from The Guardian. Image courtesy ABC. For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au To join us on the Greek Island of Ikaria in 2023, go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 503: Magda’s Big National Health Check appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/13/202216 minutes, 15 seconds
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100NO 502: Wearable tech and the desire for data

Damo loves data. As a chiropractor and naturopath, he’s always been deep into the science and data of health. Marcus on the other hand, is not a data man. He doesn’t have an oura ring and doesn’t know how much REM sleep he gets. On this episode we discuss many things including the desire for data and the positive behavioural change we might make when he have more information available to us. Our view at 100 Not Out is that there is no right or wrong, good or bad when it comes to data. Whatever it takes for you to make better decisions for your health – and life – can only be a good thing. For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au To join us on the Greek Island of Ikaria in 2023, go to www.100notout.com Photo by Gerardo Ramirez on Unsplash The post 100NO 502: Wearable tech and the desire for data appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/6/202222 minutes, 28 seconds
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100NO 501: 3 Longevity Lessons from our family

What do we learn about life and longevity from our family members? This is a deep and meaningful issue that many people don’t ever really ask themselves? If you consider for a moment what you’ve learnt from your parents, grandparents, sibglings and so on, how much of what you have learn’t do you apply to your daily life? Being “just like your Mum” is one thing … but it’s another to really consider what you’ve done or believed as a result. On this episode Marcus and Damo share some big insights from their own upbringings, relationships to their parents and grandparents, and how they use those insights in their daily life. Marcus has just been to the zoo with his extended family, which has provoked this conversation. Enjoy! If you want more, be sure to check out our 2023 Longevity Experience to Ikaria. All the details are at www.100notout.com For more on Damian go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 501: 3 Longevity Lessons from our family appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/30/202225 minutes, 31 seconds
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100NO 500: 500 Episodes of Lifestyle Transformations & Inspirations

It was a joy to get together in Melbourne to record the 500th episode of 100 Not Out! Thanks to our wonderful live audience for joining us as we discussed a selection of transformational stories and incredible progress that people have made over 500 episodes of 100 Not Out. From inspiring mantras to full blown life transformations, it’s great to know that this podcast has made such a difference in the lives of humanity. Here’s to another 500 and more to come! For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au To join us in Ikaria in 2023, and to find out all about it, go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 500: 500 Episodes of Lifestyle Transformations & Inspirations appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/23/202222 minutes, 45 seconds
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100NO 499: Almost 500! How your views on ageing impact your life

We’re almost at 500 episodes! Hard to believe and very exciting all at the same time! What have we  – and you – learnt over the almost 10 years 100 Not Out has been happening? We’d love to know – you can share us your feedback by email – [email protected] – or send us a DM on our socials. We reflect on our learnings, and the foundations that this podcast has laid for our views on ageing well and living a great life! Ikaria 2023 is ON! Our 10-day Longevity Experience takes place from June 12 to 21 next year. To find out more and to apply go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 499: Almost 500! How your views on ageing impact your life appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/16/202223 minutes, 40 seconds
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100NO 498: Are older people grumpy?

On this episode we discuss the perceptions we have of older people? Are they more grumpy? Or is this a stereotype that we’ve bought into without really thinking about it? This chat will make you think about the words you use to describe older people, and whether you’re buying into a limiting label that doesn’t serve. Enjoy! EVENTS! We are recording our 500th episode on Wednesday October 19 in Sandringham Melbourne. The recording will take place at the beginning of Damian’s Crack Your Stress Code event. Click here for tickets.  Ikaria 2023! To apply to join us in Ikaria go to www.100notout.com Photo by Dmitry Ulitin on Unsplash The post 100NO 498: Are older people grumpy? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/9/202224 minutes, 2 seconds
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100NO 497: Unpacking Tony Robbins & Lance Armstrong’s Longevity Views

An episode of Lance Armstrong’s Forward podcast featuring Tony Robbins is the topic of today’s conversation. This episode was done shortly after the release of Robbins’s latest book, Life Force. We discuss if longevity is as simple as using AI and machinery to create good health – or if the innate intelligence and other factors of life (emotional health, love, community and so on) still have a role to play. This is not taking one side over another – we both love the advances in technology. It’s more a cautionary tale for no one to get too stuck down one path without considering the other. We both have great respect for Tony Robbins and Lance Armstrong – their conversation has really just sparked this one. 500th Episode LIVE Recording – It’s happening! On Wednesday October 19, Damian is presenting Crack Your Stress Code. And the first 20 minutes will be a LIVE recording of 100 Not Out with Damo and Marcus in the room. Want to join us? Then click here to register. Ikaria 2023 – Is happening too! To join our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience on the Greek island of Ikaria, simply click here to find out more. The post 100NO 497: Unpacking Tony Robbins & Lance Armstrong’s Longevity Views appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/2/202226 minutes, 46 seconds
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100NO 496: Tips for making sense of and finding joy in the weird world we live in

Have you been finding it difficult to make sense of all that’s going on in the world – both now and over the last couple of years? On this episode we discuss what we do when we are confused, uncertain and unsure of both the now and the future. From our favourite books to the power of reminiscing, this episode is a mini guide on what you can do when you’re feeling a little bit flappy, dark or heavy about life. Enjoy! Ikaria 2023 is ON! Click here to find out all about our trip to Ikaria in 2023 for the 100 Not Out Longevity Experience. Photo by Uday Mittal on Unsplash The post 100NO 496: Tips for making sense of and finding joy in the weird world we live in appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/25/202221 minutes, 49 seconds
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100NO 495: Longevity lessons from the Queen

In 1926, when Queen Elizabeth was born, life expectancy was 70.6 for a baby girl and the chance of living to 100 was only 3.4 per cent. What happened in reality is that Queen Elizabeth outlived her life expectancy by a GENERATION! Think about that for a moment. In looking at the three major ingredients for longevity that we speak about on 100 Not Out, the Queen had quality longevity in space. She lived with a very strong purpose, was a regular walker and naturally had a strong social life. On this episode we pay our respects to the Queen. IKARIA 2023 is ON! We’re off to Ikaria in June of 2023 for our 10-day 100 Not Out Longevity Experience. After what will be a four year hiatus, this bucket list trip of a lifetime returns! For all the information and to apply go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 495: Longevity lessons from the Queen appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/18/202224 minutes, 7 seconds
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100NO 494: Ikaria 2023 is ON! The island where people forget to die awaits

It’s beyond exciting to formally announce that we are heading back to Ikaria in 2023 for our 100 Not Out Mediterranean Longevity Experience! After a 3-year hiatus, our fourth trip will be taking place from June 12 to 21 next year. What will we be up to? Why is Ikaria so special to us? Why is this bucket list trip of a lifetime such a powerful experience? We discuss all of this and more – whether you join us or not, we think this conversation paints a beautiful picture of the incredible Greek island of Ikaria. Joining us in Ikaria is by application only. All the details of the trip are at www.100notout.com – including the link to apply. The post 100NO 494: Ikaria 2023 is ON! The island where people forget to die awaits appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/11/202228 minutes, 9 seconds
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100NO 493: Just getting started at 50 with Shar Moore

We’re about being 100 Not Out on this podcast and mastering the art of ageing well – but you could argue that we don’t talk about mid-life often enough.  Today’s topic is all about that birthday with a 0 – and probably the 40 or 50 or 60 in particular. Our guest today is Shar Moore, who in her own words, is just getting going at 50.  Shar’s a TEDx Speaker, TV Talk Show Host, Award-Winning Mentor, Author and Founder of the Feminessence® Movement. She’s the host of a brand new TV show called The Girlfriend Hour which can be viewed on BINGE … and she joins us today! For more on The Girlfriend Hour, go to www.sharmoore.com.au You can watch Marcus’s interview on TGH here. Shar’s article in Mama Mia is here. And to apply for our 2023 Longevity Experience to Ikaria from June 12-21 click here. The post 100NO 493: Just getting started at 50 with Shar Moore appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/4/202223 minutes, 10 seconds
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100NO 492: Hilarious! Sleep, SMS boundaries, Water, Alcohol, Coffee, Turpines, Saponins, Urine colour, resting heart rate & more

We absolutely loved recording this episode! The topic began as a serious one but quickly escalated into a mixture of laughter and (what we think is) edutainment! From sleep and water consumption to alcohol and caffeine and urine colour to resting heart rate – this is a wild conversation that goes in all manner of places but we genuinely think it’s one you don’t want to miss! Do let us know what you think! Via [email protected] or [email protected] EVENTS – Ikaria 2023 is happening! June 12-21 in Ikaria next year – all the details at www.100notout.com For more on Damo and what he’s up to please go to www.damiankristof.com For Marcus and his 2-day Create Your Exceptional Life event in Byron Bay go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 492: Hilarious! Sleep, SMS boundaries, Water, Alcohol, Coffee, Turpines, Saponins, Urine colour, resting heart rate & more appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/28/202224 minutes, 5 seconds
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100NO 491: Bring back the drop in culture!

Damo surprised Marcus at his family home in Mullumbimby recently. It was a Sunday night and Damo and his son Jackson were a road trip from Melbourne to Brisbane. “We were just passing through and thought we would drop in and say hello!” And what a hello it was! This brings back memories of what our childhoods were like, and how quickly many in society have lost the art of dropping in on  friends and family. Everything has become so planned and organised that we have lost the art of the spontaneous drop in. We encourage you to go and drop in on a friend or family member unannounced … and see what happens! UPCOMING EVENTS IKARIA 2023 is HAPPENING! June 12 to 21 next year marks the return of the 100 Not Out Mediterranean Longevity Experience. To apply and for all the details, go to 100notout.com BYRON BAY – October 15-16 this year marks the return of Marcus’s 2-day life transformation event, Create Your Exceptional Life. For more info and details go to marcuspearce.com.au/byronbay For more on Damo and to have him present to your team, go to www.damiankristof.com The post 100NO 491: Bring back the drop in culture! appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/21/202221 minutes, 29 seconds
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100NO 490: WHO typifies longevity – and why?

We’ve interviewed hundreds of graceful agers on 100 Not Out, but who are the core of the core when it comes to truly typifying ageing well? Many of our guests have been known to be good at one or two areas of life – but we know that that doesn’t guarantee longevity or a fulfilling life. So who has excelled in multiple areas of life. And why? We share our answers and reflections on this episode at the same time as outlining what we truly think longevity is all about. Enjoy! For more on Damian, go to www.damiankristof.com – If you are in business, Damian is available for corporate presentations on gut health, stress, longevity and nutrition. For more on Marcus, go to www.marcuspearce.com.au – Marcus is the author of Your Exceptional Life and hosts a 2-day event in Byron Bay each year called Create Your Exceptional Life. The post 100NO 490: WHO typifies longevity – and why? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/14/202226 minutes, 35 seconds
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100NO 489: Analysing the Queen’s diet

On this episode we take a look at the Queen’s diet. We have very little confidence that the 18 elements of Queen Elizabeth II diet written in this article are 100% factual. Some of them seem quite ridiculous. But in the spirit of humour – and considering how serious our last few episodes have been (all about stress) – here we are to have a chat about the Queen’s diet. Click here to read the article we have been referring to.  Enjoy! The post 100NO 489: Analysing the Queen’s diet appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/7/202230 minutes, 15 seconds
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100NO 488: Epic Stress Busting Solutions with Damian Kristof

This could be one of the most important episodes we’ve ever recorded! On the back of our Crack Your Stress Code series (eps 485 and 486) we’ve gone ahead and provided some incredible research-backed, highly effective suggestions for people experiencing stress. From anxiety and depression, to insomnia and overwhelm, Damian shares a range of steps on this episode to help deal with stress. So often, people say “I’ve tried everything.” Well, if you’re feeling the impact of stress, this episode is your checklist to know if you really are doing all you can. From movement to sleep tips, diet to breathwork, this episode is a cracker! Please share it with friends, family and colleagues who need support. For more on Damo head over to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Emma Simpson on Unsplash The post 100NO 488: Epic Stress Busting Solutions with Damian Kristof appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/31/202233 minutes, 14 seconds
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100NO 487: Damian joins us from ROME living the SLOW LIFE

Damo is in the beautiful Italian city of Rome and can’t help but marvel at the way the Romans live their lives. What has struck Damo is the pace … the walking cutlure … the history of the architecture, and of course the food! In our fast-paced throw-away society, reminders like Europe, Asia and other ancient cultures provide us with wisdom that is hard to come by in a little young country like Australia. If you’re feeling the pinch of busy-ness and time-poor living, we think you’ll love this episode. For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by David Köhler on Unsplash The post 100NO 487: Damian joins us from ROME living the SLOW LIFE appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/24/202217 minutes, 48 seconds
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100NO 486: Crack Your Stress Code – Insomnia & Melancholy – Special Edition Part 2 of 2

This is part two of our special edition on STRESS. If you missed part one please go back to last week’s episode. Today we continue on the phases of stress. From stress itself, to overhwhelm and anxiety, to insomnia and then to melancholy and depression. What are the causes and what do we do? Today is all about understanding how we stress and as this conversation continues we’ll get stuck into the solutions! Remember, Damo presents this information to businesses all around the globe. To find out how Damo can help your business go to www.damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus head to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 486: Crack Your Stress Code – Insomnia & Melancholy – Special Edition Part 2 of 2 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/17/202224 minutes, 43 seconds
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100NO 485: Crack Your Stress Code – Overwhelm, Anxiety & Depression – Special Edition Part 1 of 2

Welcome to an updated edition of our special Crack Your Stress Code special series on 100 Not Out. Over the next two episodes we’ll be cracking into Damian’s 5-pronged process to not only be aware of stress, but know how to reduce it and better deal with it. We uncover – What is stress? The progression to overwhelm and anxiety. How and why does this happen? The progression to insomnia and then to melancholy and depression. This episode is both confronting and confidence-building – because there is LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. Damian presents Crack Your Stress Code professionally – to connect with him go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus Pearce go to www.marcuspearce.com.au We did a Crack Your Stress Code series many years ago too – you can find them on episode 35 and 36. The post 100NO 485: Crack Your Stress Code – Overwhelm, Anxiety & Depression – Special Edition Part 1 of 2 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/10/202228 minutes, 41 seconds
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100NO 484: How To Make OUTSTANDING Decisions in Life

On the back of last week’s episode where Aussie music legend Normie Rowe joined us with his bride-to-be, wellness spa chef, Sam Gowing, we are talking the process required to make OUTSTANDING decisions in life. Now it might seem obvious – or not – that this is a VERY important topic, given that the consequences of poor decisions can be disastrous. But more than anything, we discuss the COURAGE required to make great decisions, even if those decisions are unpopular or defy the common stereotypes you’ll be met with when you make them. So, strap yourself in and enjoy our discussion about making outstanding decisions! For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash The post 100NO 484: How To Make OUTSTANDING Decisions in Life appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/3/202222 minutes, 39 seconds
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100NO 483: Normie Rowe and Sam Gowing on Love, Positivity & Breaking Stereotypes

This could be the greatest love story we EVER tell on 100 Not Out.  Two of our 100 Not Out Alumni, Australia’s original King of Pop Normie Rowe … and the world’s number one Spa Chef Sammy Gowing, have been an item for many years … And just a few weeks ago, at the ripe young age of 75 … Normie popped the question to his beloved Sammy … and she said YES!!! We just had to get them on to enjoy in the festivities of such a heartwarming story … we reckon you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy and learn a thing or two about life, love and breaking stereotypes on this inspiring episode of 100 Not Out.  Our previous chats with Normie and Sam have also been pretty awesome! Look up episodes 86, 130, 263 and 268 of 100 Not Out or click on the links below. 86 – https://thewellnesscouch.com/100no/100no-86-that-healing-feeling-with-sam-gowing 268 – https://thewellnesscouch.com/100no/100no-268-normie-rowe-am-the-original-king-of-pop-71-not-out 130 – https://marcuspearce.com.au/100no-130-sam-gowing-who-makes-a-superfood-super/ 263 – https://thewellnesscouch.com/100no/100no-263-sam-gowing-on-i-quit-sugar-donna-hay-lisa-messengers-collective-hub For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com and for Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 483: Normie Rowe and Sam Gowing on Love, Positivity & Breaking Stereotypes appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/26/202232 minutes, 44 seconds
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100NO 482: How Pets Improve Longevity with Emily Martin

More and more research today is showing just how effective having a pet is for a longer and healthier life. But at the same time, the longevity of pets themselves is under threat, as more and more pets are being euthanised each year for incontinence. Enter Emily Martin, Queensland’s young entrepreneur of the year and founder of Dundies. With 200,000 pets being euthanised each year, this episode has a two-fold purpose. Firstly, don’t underestimate the power of pet ownership as a key factor for longevity. And secondly, look outside the box when it comes to prolonging and improving your pet’s quality of life. To find out more about Dundies, Emily’s story and their range of products, go to www.dundies.com.au or find them on the socials. To find out more about Damian go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 482: How Pets Improve Longevity with Emily Martin appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/19/202219 minutes, 29 seconds
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100NO 481: Are we eating too much protein?

Marcus has been listening to a number of podcasts featuring Dr Zach Bush, and one in particular was around the consumption of protein. As a former vegan, the protein conversation has always been there. On this episode Marcus grills Damian (see the pun there?) on all things protein – do we eat too much of it? What clues do our daily diets provide us with (Marcus shares his daily diet and asks Damo about protein intake)? And more importantly, what do we do if we are having too much protein? What impact does water intake and portion size have on protein consumption? So many questions! And Damian Kristof provides all the answers on this meaty topic! For more info on Damian go to www.damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Loija Nguyen on Unsplash The post 100NO 481: Are we eating too much protein? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/12/202225 minutes, 47 seconds
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100NO 480: Stress v The Perfect Diet & Longevity

We’re in an ongoing conversation and pondering the role good food and stress plays in our efforts to age gracefully. There’s no doubt that a great diet becomes even more important as we age, because a poor diet contributes so heavily to chronic disease. Over a third of all cancers and diabetes are a direct result of obesity. And in the spirit of personal accountability, obesity is within our control. But just how strict or fixed do we need to be? And what if our diet is causing bucketloads of stress? Again, this is a conversation we could have for a very long time. But today, we give it a good belting for half an hour in an effort to bring more clarity to your approach to food and the rest of your life. For more info on Damo head to www.damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus head to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Fuu J on Unsplash The post 100NO 480: Stress v The Perfect Diet & Longevity appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/5/202228 minutes, 51 seconds
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100NO 479: Are you living your best life or dying slowly?

It’s another curly question on today’s podcast. Damo’s asked Marcus recently if he would live or die for his children. It may have been misinterpreted, but Marcus said he would absolutely die for his children! And then Damo said he would absolutely live for Jackson … and then the whole meaning of the question sunk in. So many of us live mediocre existences that we forget our children – or others – are watching. It doesn’t have to be for children – you might be LIVING your best life and as a result fall in love with an incredible human being. More than anything, this episode challenges us all to ask the question – are we living our best live? Photo by Jehyun Sung on Unsplash The post 100NO 479: Are you living your best life or dying slowly? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/29/202230 minutes, 39 seconds
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100NO 478: Stereotypes and coffee

Marcus has had an interesting time in Sydney where his choice of milk with his coffee was heavily scrutinized by the barrista. Have our dietary choices created more segregation, or are we on the right track? For more info on Damo head to www.damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 478: Stereotypes and coffee appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/22/202224 minutes, 7 seconds
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100NO 477: Mastering Tough Conversations

Marcus has just driven to Sydney and spent the morning listening to former guest Charlie Arnott have some tough conversations with his guests on his own podcast, The Regenerative Journey. Marcus and Damo then talk about their own tough conversations they’ve had with each other, and why it’s so important to not sweep things under the carpet, particularly with people that we love. At the same time, tough conversations can bring us to a deeper level of understanding of ourselves, others and the wider world, only when we are prepared to have – and listen to – tough conversations. For more info on Damo head to www.damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 477: Mastering Tough Conversations appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/15/202227 minutes, 27 seconds
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100NO 476: Mastering The Art of Slow

Does it feel to you like the fast-paced life of pre COVID days has quickly returned? We both reckon the pace of life – the longer work hours, the busy-ness, the bad habits, etc – are back with a vengeance, and it’s time to slow down. We share our own experiences with this as well as our daily habits in order to create slow. Easier said than done, but we reckon you will be able to relate! Enjoy the episode 🙂 For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Nick Abrams on Unsplash The post 100NO 476: Mastering The Art of Slow appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/8/202224 minutes, 45 seconds
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100NO 475: So … How do we live our lives again?

Damian and Marcus both feel that longevity, life design, and all things planning are becoming a lot easier than they were 6 months ago. You can now plan a holiday (particularly in Australia) with a high degree of confidence that it will go ahead. You can also begin to plan out wellness habits, social gatherings, and more. With all of this new found certainty, how do we design and craft our lives going forward? Are we nervous that we’ll be bundled back into lockdowns? Are we like caged animals, soaking in every ounce of pleasure we can before an inevitable hurdle comes our way? COVID has really got us questioning how to live our lives, and this episode is all about that! For more info on Damian go to www.damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash The post 100NO 475: So … How do we live our lives again? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/1/202220 minutes, 52 seconds
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100NO 474: Sam Wood and Damo talk ageing backwards and living longer

Thanks to Sam Wood and the team at The Wood Life podcast for their permission to reproduce this conversation between Damian Kristof and Sam Wood on The Wood Life podcast.  Your chronological age may be increasing every year, but that doesn’t mean that your biological age can’t stay the same… or perhaps even go backwards! Damian Kristof joins Sam Wood to share his knowledge around longevity, and how YOU can master the art of ageing well. And it’s simpler than you might think. Sam also gives his tips on getting back on track when something unexpected throws you off course. For more on The Wood Life and Sam Wood go to For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 474: Sam Wood and Damo talk ageing backwards and living longer appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/24/202217 minutes, 42 seconds
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100NO 473: Life Changing Community

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4/17/202256 minutes, 1 second
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100NO 472: Burnout, parenting, work & life and with Ali Young

Chiropractor Dr Ali Young experienced severe burnout whilst raising children, working and running a household. Sound familiar? In this episode, our mutual friend Ali takes us through the rollercoaster of events – and learnings – around working, marriage, raising children, gaining health — and finding fulfillment. On the back of the release of her first book Work. Mama. Life Ali takes us through the 5 Pillars to Healthy Motherhood (which all males are wise to know too) and a whole lot more. Find out more about Ali at https://www.draliyoung.com/workmamalife Find out more about Damo at www.damiankristof.com Find out more about Marcus at www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 472: Burnout, parenting, work & life and with Ali Young appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/10/202235 minutes, 1 second
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100NO 471: The secret sauce to fulfilling relationships

Imagine if your partner loved your hobby. It doesn’t happen often in relationships, but it does stimulate the conversation about creating – and identifying – hobbies that we enjoy with our loved ones. Quality time is something that we all love – some more than others. But that doesn’t mean that every married couple wants to play golf together, or that every parent and child wants to go to the football or go shopping. Taking the time to understand what the other person wants, and taking the time to discuss what you BOTH might like … is just a part of the secret sauce of living the 100 Not Out Lifestyle. To find out more about Damo go to www.damiankristof.com To find out more about Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 471: The secret sauce to fulfilling relationships appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/3/202220 minutes, 24 seconds
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100NO 470: Jo Whitton on raising healthy children, her new book & flood relief!

Jo Whitton, also knows as the founder of Quirky Cooking, joins us again to discuss a number of important topics. Jo’s son Isaac spoke at The Wellness Summit back in 2015 and all these years later, he’s health-conscious and living independently. On this episode Jo talks about the importance of patience, the long game, and the fulfilment one gets when seeing an older child value health. Jo’s most recent book, Simple Healing Foods, is on the agenda. And we also discuss Wellness Renewed, an online event coming up on April 2 and 3, that features Jo, Marcus and 6 other wellness speakers, with 100% of the revenue going to flood relief victims. To register for Wellness Renewed, click here. To buy Jo’s book, click here. For more on Damo, click here. To buy Marcus’s book, click here. The post 100NO 470: Jo Whitton on raising healthy children, her new book & flood relief! appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/27/202225 minutes, 45 seconds
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100NO 469: How to stay healthy as you get older

Marcus is wondering how Damo continues to have high standards for his physical health as he gets older. The majority of humanity slowly give up on their physical health standards as they get older, losing muscular strength, becoming obese (through a lowered muscle to fat ratio), and all in all, losing the spark and vitality that they once had. As we get older, certain things become more difficult. We can’t run as fast, or bend down as easily. But that doesn’t mean they’re not important, or shouldn’t be done. As Damo reflects on how he is healthier and stronger today than when 100 Not Out first begin, a big part of his insight is around peer group. For more info on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Anupam Mahapatra on Unsplash The post 100NO 469: How to stay healthy as you get older appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/20/202222 minutes, 44 seconds
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100NO 468: Floods, Wars & NINE Years of 100 Not Out!

It’s hard to believe, but we are officially nine years of age here at 100 Not Out! And what a week it’s been! Marcus’s home town of Mullumbimby has been ravaged by the floods, a war is erupting in the northern hemisphere, and an icon of Australian society in Shane Warne died unexpectedly. As random and disconnected as those three events seem to be, there’s some burning longevity lessons and questions in these three events. What’s more important to you – quality or quantity of life? How much do you love where you live? And how grateful are you to be living in a country like Australia? These are just of the chats we have on our ninth birthday of 100 Not Out! This week’s featured image is of Marcus’ daughter Maya helping in the cleanup efforts the day after the floods cleared in Mullumbimby. For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com The post 100NO 468: Floods, Wars & NINE Years of 100 Not Out! appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/13/202225 minutes, 44 seconds
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100NO 467: The Almost NINE Year Anniversary Episode

100 Not Out is about to turn nine years young! Next week, episode 468, marks our ninth year podcasting on the principles of longevity, and we are quite chuffed to still be here, with so much petrol in the tank with what we fill, is a very important message to share. On this episode we share just some of what we’ve learned so far, and what we think we will see in longevity over the coming years. And to everyone who has asked about Marcus and his safety during the floods, all is well – our family is safe and our house is unaffected. We are now doing all we can to support our local community. For more info on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au For more info on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com The post 100NO 467: The Almost NINE Year Anniversary Episode appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/6/202223 minutes, 14 seconds
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100NO 466: Ageism is rife towards ourselves and others

A recent conversation Marcus had with a friend regarding the age and function of his phone has stimulated a conversation on how we perceive our own hardware and software and ability to function as human beings. Are we telling ourselves “I’m too old to do X” as a result of what others have told us? Are our beliefs about getting older accurate? Do we too quickly jump to “never again” when we experience a setback? We discuss these questions and more on the “almost” 9th birthday episode of 100 Not Out. For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Tiago Muraro on Unsplash The post 100NO 466: Ageism is rife towards ourselves and others appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/27/202222 minutes, 58 seconds
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100NO 465: IBS, Stress and FODMAPS with Chloe McLeod

1 in 7 Australians are affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (also known as IBS) often with debilitating symptoms like constipation, diarrhoea and bloating.  Research is suggesting that one of the more successful interventions is a low FODMAP diet, but that can be filled with overwhelm and confusion … so in the spirit of 100 Not Out – and on the assumption that our listeners are one of the 1 in 7 or KNOW SOMEONE who has IBS … we’re going to talk about it today.  Our special guest today is Chloe McLeod … Chloe has a –  Bachelor in Nutrition & Dietetics And a Masters in Public Health among multiple qualifications She also sits on the board for Sports Dietitians’s Australia She specialises in food intolerances, sports nutrition and nutrition for arthritis and autoimmune conditions.  Chloe is regularly featured in Body and Soul and Women’s Health Magazine … She’s the Consulting Sports Dietitian for the Parramatta Eels NRL squad, and triathlon team MX Endurance.  And when she’s got some spare time she runs her own nutrition consultancy business Health & Performance Collective You can find out more about Chloe at https://www.chloemcleod.com/ and the FODMAPS program at https://www.healthylife.com.au/programs/ways-to-well For more info on Damian go to www.damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 465: IBS, Stress and FODMAPS with Chloe McLeod appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/20/202222 minutes, 8 seconds
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100NO 464: 93 years old and still dancing with Judith Ker

Many years ago Judith Ker was a young girl on her way to see Peter Pan with her family in Edinburgh. Little did she know that she was about to have her life’s work laid out for her. Judith was captivated by the dancers of the play and knew then and there that she too would become a dancer. Having carved out a full international career, Judith has been teaching ballet in Tasmania for the past 50 years … and at 93 years young, she has no intention of stopping. You can read more about Judith here, and watch her in action here. For more info on Damo head over to damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus head over to marcuspearce.com.au Image thanks to ABC News: Maren Preuss The post 100NO 464: 93 years old and still dancing with Judith Ker appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/13/202226 minutes, 17 seconds
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100NO 463: Has animal protein v plant protein research lost its way?

Today we discuss whether the research against the consumption of animal protein has lost its way. Whilst many in the nutrition world continue to promote a diet that excludes animal protein, we discuss whether the research is not holistic enough. Whilst the fast-food industry quite rightly gets the blame for its processing practices of animal protein, what about the traditional farmer who consciously raises an animal and goes through the traditional – albeit difficult – process of bringing that protein to the plate? These curly questions and more form the basis of today’s conversation on 100 Not Out. For more info on Damian Kristof head on over to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash The post 100NO 463: Has animal protein v plant protein research lost its way? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/6/202224 minutes, 3 seconds
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100NO 462: What happen to the human interest stories? Are we being dumbed down?

With so much of our news feed – be it on television, radio, print or online – dominated by COVID, is it possible that we are being dumbed down by such a narrow ingest of information? After a conversation with an upcoming guest on 100 Not Out, we wonder whether we’re missing out on some inspiring stories of incredible people due to the triage of resources (especially by media companies) being directed to COVID stories instead of human interest stories. Whilst we’re at it, if you’ve come across some incredible people doing marvellous things in their life, please send them to us and we’ll interview them on the poodcast! You can email Marcus – [email protected] or Damian – [email protected] Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash The post 100NO 462: What happen to the human interest stories? Are we being dumbed down? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/30/202222 minutes, 33 seconds
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100NO 461: Damo’s surreal international trip

Damo travelled to Europe over the New Year break and reports back on what international travel is like these days. What does it feel like to be on the other side of the world? Does it re-ignite the desire to travel more often. How surreal is it? To find out more about Damo head on over to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by John McArthur on Unsplash The post 100NO 461: Damo’s surreal international trip appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/23/202219 minutes, 23 seconds
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100NO 460: Damo has COVID – here’s what he’s doing

Damo has come back from a trip to Europe and has tested positive to COVID-19. How is going? What symptoms has he had – and what most of us probably want to know – what has he been taking during this time? This episode is by no means prescriptive. It’s simply Damo sharing his experiences after testing positive to COVID-19. Given that we believe it’s important to normalise having COVID and not make it sound and feel so scary, this episode hopefully “humanises” what’s happening at the moment. For more info on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash The post 100NO 460: Damo has COVID – here’s what he’s doing appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/16/202221 minutes, 48 seconds
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100NO 459: How we’re setting goals in 2022

We both believe here at 100 Not Out that having a goal – or goals – to aim at is important life. But we’re also of the view that there are many ways to go about setting up 2022 for victory, and knowing how YOU like to craft your year – and life – is incredibly important. From going with the flow to over-analysing every single-bitty detail of life, there’s often a happy medium that we each can find in order to live the 100 Not Out lifestyle. On this episode Damo shares his process, and Marcus shares his – in the hope that you find it a little easier – and more fulfilling – in writing your own script for 2022 as a result of listening to this episode. For more info on Damo head over to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 459: How we’re setting goals in 2022 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/9/202222 minutes, 27 seconds
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100NO 458: Damo’s 2022 Health & Wellness Predictions

By popular demand it’s back again! Damo shares his insights on what 2022 will look like in the health and wellness world. To be specific, we look at diet and exercise – and what you think might be big in 2022 won’t be the case – according to Damo. COVID has changed the way we do health and wellness, and maybe for the better. When you listen to this episode, it’s more than likely that you’ll want to be a part of the trend Damo sees kicking off (or resuming) in 2022. With paleo here and gone again, vegan still being popular, keto somewhere in the middle – what is the big diet of 2022? And with group exercise out the door during COVID and app-based exercise booming, how will it look this year? All is revealed on the 9th edition of our annual predictions! Photo by Manik Roy on Unsplash The post 100NO 458: Damo’s 2022 Health & Wellness Predictions appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/2/202223 minutes, 47 seconds
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100NO 457: What a year! Reflecting on 2021

2021 brought home some pretty powerful lessons for all of us. What wasn’t working in our life got magnified (from job dissatisfaction to unhappy relationships), and so did the things we feel like we are winning in. More than ever, “the simple things in life are often the best” came to roost. If we weren’t able to have the simple things (family time, friendships, etc), it became abundantly clear what impact this had on our mental, physical and emotional health. And if we were able to get it, it’s likely been what has got us through. So, reflecting on the highs and lows of a big year – we hope you enjoy 🙂 Photo by Moritz Knöringer on Unsplash The post 100NO 457: What a year! Reflecting on 2021 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/26/202126 minutes, 52 seconds
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100NO 456: Christmas Menus, Shenanigans & More

Christmas is upon us and as always, we’re excited! We both love Christmas – the food, the gatherings, and the magic that Christmas can provide all of us. What’s on the menu and what do we have planned? Welcome to the Christmas edition of 100 Not Out. For more info on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more info on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 456: Christmas Menus, Shenanigans & More appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/19/202127 minutes, 52 seconds
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100NO 455: Broken hips, finding balance and choosing acceptance

It’s been quite the week at 100 Not Out. After Damo”s big 48th birthday episode, Marcus ventured on a family holiday that had been attempted 3 times prior. Like so many, COVID lockdowns and hotspots had cancelled the trip three times. But on the fourth, nine cousins and 7 adults all came together … and on the fourth day, Marcus broke his hip whilst skateboarding with his 2 year old. Fun and games might sometimes end in disaster, but that’s not the attitude we’re taking here. We discuss the metaphors of health conditions, the beauty of modern medicine and natural health alternatives, and the reason why anything but acceptance and grace of things we cannot change is futile. For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com The post 100NO 455: Broken hips, finding balance and choosing acceptance appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/12/202124 minutes, 32 seconds
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100NO 454: Are you a hoarder or a chucker?

On this episode, having both moved house recently, we share our experiences in hoarding and chucking. And then we go a bit deeper as to the emotional attachment to material possessions, and whether it impacts our health and to a greater extent, longevity. To connect with Damo go to www.damiankristof.com To connect with Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Andrew Haimerl (andrewnef) on Unsplash The post 100NO 454: Are you a hoarder or a chucker? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/5/202130 minutes, 9 seconds
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100NO 453: Mid-life Musings as Damo turns 48

It’s a big week at 100 Not Out. Damo has just turned 48, his son Jackson is about to have his 21st Birthday, and Marcus is about to see a large chunk of his family for the time in more than 2 years. These significant events have Marcus & Damo pondering about what quality of life looks like as we get older. When is mid-life exactly? Why are children’s birthdays such powerful events for reflection? And so much more. For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash The post 100NO 453: Mid-life Musings as Damo turns 48 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/28/202128 minutes, 34 seconds
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100NO 452: Our epic biohacking FAILS

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11/21/202125 minutes, 38 seconds
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100NO 451: Diet panic, shaving with avocado and other lifestyle lessons

We’re often asked what have we learnt along the way of interviewing hundreds of graceful agers on 100 Not Out and beyond. From panicking about our food choices, to going so hardcore that avocado was used instead of shaving cream – we’ve made our fair share of ‘interesting’ decisions over the journey. We’d like to think this episode is filled with self-deprecating humour – and whilst we hope you laugh your way through much of this episode, we also hope it shows that the more extreme decisions in relation to health and wellness are often the least beneficial (in the long term). For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Gil Ndjouwou on Unsplash The post 100NO 451: Diet panic, shaving with avocado and other lifestyle lessons appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/14/202133 minutes, 50 seconds
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100NO 450: Raising Children – What we would have done differently & wish we knew earlier

Andrew Bevin has sent in a question, asking – “Hey guys. Long time listener here in Wellington, NZ since 2016. Have easily listened to hundreds of these pods + Wellness Guys until it finished up too. Appreciate you guys a lot and love the work you do! Anyway, you’re always asking for questions and I have one. I’m now a first-time dad-to-be, so I thought I’d ask how living a one hundred not out lifestyle shapes you as a parent. What have you learnt, what did you wish you knew earlier, and what would you do differently? Thought that this could spark an interesting conversation. Cheers!” Thanks for your question Andrew – and to everyone in our community we hope you enjoy this episode! For more on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Artem Kniaz on Unsplash The post 100NO 450: Raising Children – What we would have done differently & wish we knew earlier appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/7/202125 minutes, 11 seconds
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100NO 449: The Art of Generosity in an often-selfish world

The act of giving (and expecting nothing in return) is as good as a lost art in modern society. After a treachorous COVID-19 period, where we’ve often had to fend for ourselves and ensure our basic needs of shelter and food are met, many of us have struggled to give to others. But that doesn’t mean it’s not imporant. In fact, it’s arguably more important than ever to contribute to society, especially when no one expects it. That doesn’t have to be through gifts – manners, complements, and many non-material offerings can be just as valuable as those with a price tag on it. And when the art of generosity is mastered, a greater level of fulfilment in life is there for the taking. For more info on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au For more info on Damo go to www.damiankristof.com Photo by Elaine Casap on Unsplash The post 100NO 449: The Art of Generosity in an often-selfish world appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/31/202125 minutes, 19 seconds
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100NO 448: Vale Eddie Jaku, The Happiest Man on Earth

100 Not Out and the world lost a dear friend last week when Eddie Jaku, the Happiest Man on Earth, passed away at the age of 101. The Holocaust survivor who taught people not to hate, leaves behind his wife Flore, children Michael and Andre, and grandchildren and great-grand-children. Eddie lost 148 family members to the Holocaust; only he and his sister survived. Eddie joined us on 100 Not Out on episodes 103, 104 and 244. We have re-released these episodes today to make it easy for you to remember and be inspired by Eddie. Eddie is the author of The Happiest Man on Earth Rest In Peace Eddie. To connect with Damian go to www.damiankristof.com To connect with Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 448: Vale Eddie Jaku, The Happiest Man on Earth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/24/202123 minutes, 37 seconds
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100NO 244: The Happiest Man You’ll Ever Meet Is Eddie Jaku

Eddie Jaku will tell you that he is the happiest man you’ll ever meet. And it would be very difficult to disagree! Having previously interviewed Eddie almost two years ago (a double feature on episodes 103 and 104 of 100 Not Out), we follow up with Eddie just shy of his 98th birthday at the Jewish Museum in Sydney. For the full background on Eddie’s story we recommend you listen to the previous episodes. To simply capture how someone who has experienced such pain and tragedy in their lifetime can experience such joy and love, tune in for some Eddie Jaku magic. EVENTS: Do you love these deep and meaningfuls? This is how we roll in Ikaria at our 100 Not Out Longevity Experiences. To find out what we’ll be up to in 2018 on “the island where people forget to die” click on the image or go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 244: The Happiest Man You’ll Ever Meet Is Eddie Jaku appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/24/202127 minutes, 3 seconds
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100NO 104: Eddie Jaku Part 2 – Surviving the Holocaust

Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku continues to share his wisdom from his remarkable story of survival from the Holocaust. To find out more about Eddie’s story click here or click here. The post 100NO 104: Eddie Jaku Part 2 – Surviving the Holocaust appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/24/202119 minutes, 36 seconds
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100NO 103: Surviving the Holocaust with Eddie Jaku Part 1

One of Australia’s oldest living survivors of the Holocaust is Eddie Jaku. The almost 95-year old shares his stories from Auschwitz, his lessons, the hardships and the lives he has impacted through coming out and telling his story so openly and with so much grace. A truly inspiring individual. Part 2 of this interview takes place in episode 104. Update: We caught up with Eddie just shy of his 98th birthday in 2017. Listen in to episode 244 to expose yourself to more wisdom from “the happiest man you’ll ever meet”. The post 100NO 103: Surviving the Holocaust with Eddie Jaku Part 1 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/24/202121 minutes, 21 seconds
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100NO 447: Did Wellness Miss an Opportunity with COVID?

Today we answer a question from one of our loyal listeners, Pete Lennon. “Gentlemen – I have a question I think would be good to explore. Given that healthy people have better outcomes than those who are chronically sick against COVID, have us involved in the wellness industry squandered an incredible opportunity to influence a greater population by being caught up in all sorts of conspiracy narratives. This is a general question. Not aimed at individuals and certainly not you guys.” A fascinating question – and we hope you find the answer just as interesting 🙂 To connect with Damian go to www.damiankristof.com To connect with Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au Photo by Forest Simon on Unsplash The post 100NO 447: Did Wellness Miss an Opportunity with COVID? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/17/202125 minutes, 48 seconds
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100NO 446: Finding The Spark of Happiness Despite the Trauma – Remembering Ada Murkies

Today we pay homage to a previous guest of 100 Not Out, Ada Murkies. Ada passed away recently aged 98, and it would be remiss of us not to remember and replay for you Ada’s incredible outlook on life. Imagine this: It’s 1940 and Ada Murkies is a young Polish teenager of 17 when she hears a knock at the door. It’s 2 o’clock in the morning and it’s Russian army officers, demanding they pack their belongings within 2 hours and prepare to be deported to Siberia. Ada, her brother and sister, mother and grandmother are loaded on to the cattle cart and offloaded to Siberia – a TWO week journey. Once there, they work in the gold mines and forestries in COLD WINTERS we can’t even imagine. All the the while the family awaits news of Ada’s father, an officer in the Polish army, only to find that he is one of the 20,000 poles murdered in the infamous Katyn Forest massacre. When news hits that Poland is creating an army to support Russia in its bid to defeat Hitler, Ada immediately enlists. What happens next? Well, this is only the beginning of the story … and this is where we pick up our interview. You will also hear on this interview the voice of Alice Murkies, one of Ada’s four daughters. Image courtesy of SBS The post 100NO 446: Finding The Spark of Happiness Despite the Trauma – Remembering Ada Murkies appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/10/202132 minutes, 43 seconds
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100NO 445: Does organ removal impact longevity?

If you’ve had organs or other body parts removed, will you live a shorter life? This question, posed by wonderful 100 Not Out listener and community member, Bron, is the topic of today’s episode. Her full question (provided here with Bron’s permission) is – “As Damo would know I am a patient of his. I am 44 next week and have to date had several organs removed. Stomach – due to cancer, gall bladder, appendix, full hysterectomy. What effect does organ removal have on longevity? As I’ve always thought everything works together and has a function and place. Particularly the stomach and gall bladder. I am surprised how well and healthy I live without them. But it does concern me that it has shortened my life. A big thanks to Damo for his awesome guidance.” Thanks so much for your question Bron. If you have a question you would like to be discussed then send it through to [email protected] or DM us on Facebook  or Instagram. The post 100NO 445: Does organ removal impact longevity? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/3/202129 minutes, 16 seconds
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100NO 444: Are we becoming too judgemental?

Does judgement get us down? Does it make us feel flat, frustrated, anxious and argumentative? Damo had a conversation recently with a friend who said he had become quite judgemental and realised what impact it was having on his emotions. Practicing non-judgement may seem impossible and almost useless. But what of judging less? And what of being more curious? We discuss all of this and more on episode 444 of 100 Not Out. Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash The post 100NO 444: Are we becoming too judgemental? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/26/202125 minutes, 41 seconds
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100NO 443: Secrets of Australia’s oldest man with Janet Rowlings

You have to go all the way back to episode 17 of 100 Not Out when we interviewed our very first centenarian on the podcast. Back then it was July 2013 and Dexter Kruger was 103 Little did we know that our first centenarian guest would go on to become the oldest man in the history of our country ever to live.  Dexter lived to 111 years and 188 days, not only becoming the oldest man in Australia but the oldest living human being until his death on July 20 2021.  Dexter was also the world’s oldest active author and you know what they say – behind every 111-year-old author is an incredible transcriber, and that transcriber slash ghostwriter and dear friend of Dexter’s is Janet Rowlings, who joins us again on 100 Not Out to celebrate his life and times.  Janet helped co-write Dexter’s autobiography which was printed just before his death and arrived just 28 hours after he died. You can purchase a copy of the book by sending a message to Dexter’s official Facebook page, where Janet and the team will look after you. Janet was featured in the 110+ club which aired on the ABC. You can watch it here.  The post 100NO 443: Secrets of Australia’s oldest man with Janet Rowlings appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/19/202124 minutes, 20 seconds
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100NO 442: The Art, Science & Hormones of Longevity

What does the science say about what hormones contribute to longevity? More specifically, this topic comes from 100 Not Out listener Pritesh – Morning fellas… got another question for ya… The inner Geek is asking. “Please explain the biochemical science involved in Longevity? What hormones/chemicals in our human body promote Longevity and how do we support the natural production of these chemicals on a long-term basis?” Thanks for your question Pritesh 🙂 If you have a question you can email us at [email protected] or on Facebook @onehundrednotout The post 100NO 442: The Art, Science & Hormones of Longevity appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/12/202127 minutes, 26 seconds
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100NO 441: Binge watching – best and worst lockdown movies, books and more

Amongst Netflix, Stan, Apple TV, Binge, Kayo, Disney + and more, we have more choice than ever in what we choose to watch on TV. With so many Australians having experienced lockdown lately, we lighten the load on 100 Not Out and talk about what we’ve been watching, reading and learning lately. What is it about some movies or series that make us laugh and cry? Why do some of us love dark murder mysteries and others just want a romantic comedy. What do we do about multiple subscriptions to an endless choice of streaming platforms (Damo has the answer). All of this and more on the latest episode of 100 Not Out. Photo by Marques Kaspbrak on Unsplash The post 100NO 441: Binge watching – best and worst lockdown movies, books and more appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/5/202125 minutes, 27 seconds
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100NO 440: Turning MND into LeMoNaDe with Bianca Adkins

In 2020, on February 29, the lives of Matty and Bianca Adkins and their two children Frankie and Banjo would change forever. At age 39, Matty Adkins was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.  Life’s plans and big dreams were instantly altered … but not in the way you might think. Whilst much of society paints a story of misery for those with MND, Bianca Adkins and her family are unapologetically happier than they’ve ever been.  How – you might ask? And Why? Well, in the words of the Adkins family – when life gives you lemons, you better start making lemonade. And it’s a message this incredible team – now known as the Lemonade Crew – are sharing with us all.  To support the Lemonade Crew, buy some awesome merch over at https://lemonadecrew.com/ and support them on Instagram and Facebook. The post 100NO 440: Turning MND into LeMoNaDe with Bianca Adkins appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/29/202127 minutes, 32 seconds
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100NO 439: Q & A – Is Diversity Dead? What role does forgiveness play in longevity?

Is diversity dead? With so much commentary on right and wrong at the moment, what about the messy middle? And this doesn’t just relate to social commentary. What about biodiversity and the role it plays in human health? This conversation has been stimulated by our listener, Pritesh. Thanks for your question Pritesh! If you have a question you’l like us to answer or discuss, simply email [email protected] For more on Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au and for Damian go to www.damiankristof.com The post 100NO 439: Q & A – Is Diversity Dead? What role does forgiveness play in longevity? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/22/202124 minutes, 20 seconds
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100NO 438: What impact will 2021 have on us in 2025?

Today’s conversation stems from a question from a loyal listener of the podcast, Pete.  “Righto boys – I have a question. And not surprising it has to do with teenagers. I’m really concerned about the long-term impact covid, news saturation and lockdowns will have on the mental health of teenagers. We know from research (don’t ask me to site that research ) that we see the impacts of trauma 3-4 years down the track. So what are we going to see? Well Pete, this episode is for you. The post 100NO 438: What impact will 2021 have on us in 2025? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/15/202122 minutes, 7 seconds
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100NO 437: Birthdays with a 0 – what’s in a number?

Birthdays with a zero get both a good and bad wrap – it really depends who you ask. When 100 Not first began, Damo was 39 and unsure how he felt about turning 40. 437 episodes later, it’s Marcus’s turn to hit the big 4-0. For some, birthdays with a 0 are times for serious reflection and projection. For others, they are just another day. On this episode we discuss everything to do with a big 0 birthday. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash The post 100NO 437: Birthdays with a 0 – what’s in a number? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/8/202127 minutes, 42 seconds
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100NO 436: Vale Dexter Kruger, Australia’s Oldest Man | Managing Social Fractures

The country this week is equally mourning the loss of and celebrating the list of Australia’s oldest man, Dexter Kruger. We were fortunate to interview Dexter twice on 100 Not Out. The first time was in 2013 on episode 17 and the second came on episode 252 alongside his friend and writing aid, Janet Rowlings. Dexter broke a number of guidelines or “rules” on his way to 111 years young. He is renowned for his rule-breaking diet, but what is spoken of less is how well he navigated a strong social life. On episode 17 he shared his social rituals, which as simple as they seem, we can all take a lot from. In the midst of what is currently a socially tense time in our communities, we not only pay homage to Dexter Kruger’s long and celebrated life, but the legacy he leaves not only in his books, but in his ability to connect with humanity. Vale Dexter Kruger 1910 – 2021 The post 100NO 436: Vale Dexter Kruger, Australia’s Oldest Man | Managing Social Fractures appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/1/202123 minutes, 16 seconds
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100NO 435: Heather Lee – The fast walking nonagenarian is locked down but not out!

Heather Lee is a fan favourite on 100 Not Out. In her mid 90s, the NSW Senior Australian of the Year and OAM is the fastest walker on the planet in her age group. Multiple world records from distances as short as 1500m all the way up to 10,000 metres. And the speed? Think 8 minute ks!! Heather Lee just does not stop walking and she definitely won’t let a lockdown stop her from staying active. This incredible woman will inspire you beyond belief. You can listen to our previous chats with Heather on Episode 30 and 371. Keep in touch with Marcus by going to marcuspearce.com.au and for Damian go to damiankristof.com The post 100NO 435: Heather Lee – The fast walking nonagenarian is locked down but not out! appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/25/202126 minutes, 41 seconds
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100NO 434: Identity Crisis? Here’s What To Do

There are times in life where our identity can change overnight. Having a baby, starting a business, changings jobs, getting divorced, or retiring can all bring with them major “who am I?” moments. On this episode we answer the question sent to us by 100 Not Out listener Pritesh. His question is around the perceived identity crisis his parents are facing, who have recently retired. We share our own personal experiences in adopting new identities and letting go of old ones, and the role that finding purpose and meaning in each chapter of life has in this. Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash The post 100NO 434: Identity Crisis? Here’s What To Do appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/18/202125 minutes, 38 seconds
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100NO 433: Coffee – When To have it and when to avoid it

When is the best time of the day to enjoy a coffee? The bulletproof phenomenon has seen many people start their day with a coffee. Whilst others use coffee as a stimulant to get them through the day. Some are unable to metabolise caffeine well at all, whereas some can drink coffee and feel little difference. So, what is the best way to consume coffee? Is it worth quitting? Or is it something that we can enjoy for our entire lives, guilt-free and for the love of it. All of these questions are discussed on this c0ffee-loving episode of 100 Not Out. Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash The post 100NO 433: Coffee – When To have it and when to avoid it appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/11/202127 minutes, 23 seconds
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100NO 432: Get ready to laugh! Fingers in coconut oil, cats v dogs & friends oversharing

With almost every state in lockdown or restrictions of some kind, we have a happy – hilarious – chat on 100 Not Out today. From reviewing our reviews, arguing over whether cats are better than dogs, and identifying where the line is when friends come over to visit? If you’re up for a laugh amidst Listen In The post 100NO 432: Get ready to laugh! Fingers in coconut oil, cats v dogs & friends oversharing appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/4/202124 minutes, 21 seconds
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100NO 431: Friends Behaving Badly & Mastering Conversation

In all of our research an active and masterful social life is a key ingredient to not just longevity, but having a lot of fun! On this episode we discuss the awkward event that saw one of Damian’s friends leave a conversation shortly after Damian had said something. This was a digital chat – a WhatsApp group – and the “leaving the conversation” action has prompted an entire episode on not just etiquette, but how our triggers differ to that of our friends – and what we consider to be acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in a friendship. Photo by Duy Pham on Unsplash The post 100NO 431: Friends Behaving Badly & Mastering Conversation appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/27/202125 minutes, 37 seconds
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100NO 430: Leisure, laughter and fun as Healing Medicine

What if doing what you love really was the best medicine? On episode 13 of 100 Not Out we touched on this topic with Dr Marc Cohen. Today we dedicate an entire episode on it – centred around Damo’s love of golf and how good it is for his mental, physical, emotional and social wellbeing. What do you have in your life that recharges you on so many levels? This episode of 100 Not Out is your invitation to define it – and dedicate time to it. Photo by Kendal on Unsplash The post 100NO 430: Leisure, laughter and fun as Healing Medicine appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/20/202127 minutes, 10 seconds
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100NO 429: Charity overwhelm – The awkward art of yes and no

How many charitable causes are you contributing to? Do you find it hard to say no? How do you know which ones to choose and which ones to avoid? On this episode we share the stats behind why we can get so overwhelmed with charitable causes. It seems everyone we know is giving to a very worthy cause … but how many causes is too many? Photo by British Library on Unsplash The post 100NO 429: Charity overwhelm – The awkward art of yes and no appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/13/202124 minutes, 38 seconds
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100NO 428: Damo’s Vulnerable Mental Wellness Masterclass

In this incredibly vulnerable episode of 100 Not Out, Damo shares his struggles of experiencing Melbourne’s 4th lockdown. On the verge of losing his grandmother, unable to work or help his practice members, Damo shares in this episode what he does to maintain mental wellness during tough times. Photo by Finn on Unsplash The post 100NO 428: Damo’s Vulnerable Mental Wellness Masterclass appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/6/202126 minutes, 41 seconds
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100NO 427: Introverts, Extroverts & Socialising

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Or a mix? How do you know? And what impact has COVID had on our social muscle? On this episode we discuss analogies for introverts and extroverts and share the ways in which we like to socialise – and not. Given that the most graceful agers on the planet are great socialisers, this may be one of the more important episodes of the 427 we’ve done so far! Photo by Elena Koycheva on Unsplash The post 100NO 427: Introverts, Extroverts & Socialising appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/30/202124 minutes, 55 seconds
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100NO 426: How Expectation turn into Disappointment

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5/23/202122 minutes, 3 seconds
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100NO 425: How important is knowing your purpose in life?

On the back of last week’s interview with centenarian Isabel Wallace, we talk about the importance of finding purpose in life. At any age, how vital is it to know what gets you out of bed each day? For Isabel Wallace, it was getting up for breakfast! And then it was the joy in seeing her family. What gets you out of bed each day? And how does it change with the passage of time? Photo by Danica Tanjutco on Unsplash The post 100NO 425: How important is knowing your purpose in life? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/16/202125 minutes, 25 seconds
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100NO 424: Mother’s Day Special – 100 Year Old Matriarch Isabel Wallace

Damian’s grandmother by marriage is the incredible Isabel Wallace. Born in 1920, Isabel has lived through wars, fallen in love, relocated numerous times, grieved, celebrated and experienced most things in life. As we celebrate Mother’s Day on 100 Not Out, we ask Isabel – mother of two, grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 9 – Listen In The post 100NO 424: Mother’s Day Special – 100 Year Old Matriarch Isabel Wallace appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/9/202143 minutes, 16 seconds
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100NO 423: Finding Courage To Make Big Decisions

The big decisions in the life are the most powerful ones. All the graceful agers we have interviewed on 100 Not Out have reached forks in their life where they were faced with challenge and a tough decision to make. All of them forged ahead with courage. Where does that courage come from? And how do we go about making these decisions – no matter how hard they may be? We hope you enjoy this episode of 100 Not Out. The post 100NO 423: Finding Courage To Make Big Decisions appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/2/202126 minutes, 27 seconds
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100NO 422: We’re going to live a long time – so now what?

Longevity in Australia is all but guaranteed. Barring an acute trauma – accident, homicide, etc – Australians are one of the longest-lived countries on planet Earth. With that in mind, how do we actually cultivate an exceptional life? As the release of Marcus’s book Your Exceptional Life draws closer, MP and Damo discuss the importance of friendship among other ingredients to ensure our quantity contains an incredible quality of life. You can preorder a signed copy of Your Exceptional Life for $27.95 including free delivery by clicking here or visiting www.marcuspearce.com.au/preorder The post 100NO 422: We’re going to live a long time – so now what? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/25/202128 minutes
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100NO 421: Knowing when to go medical vs natural health

Damian had a practice member walk in recently who had been advised by a medical practitioner not to see a chiropractor. For obvious reasons this frustrated Damo and also confused the practice member. On this episode, we discuss the philosophy of knowing when to see a medical professional and when to see a natural health practitioner. This is a philosophical decision that sadly many believe is not their right to make. In this conversation, we maintain that health choices are definitely ours to make. Photo by camilo jimenez on Unsplash The post 100NO 421: Knowing when to go medical vs natural health appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/18/202127 minutes, 1 second
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100NO 420: Imagine a dinner party full of scientists …

On this episode we discuss whether we have become so used to saying “where’s the research” or “the evidence” that we’ve lost the art of independent thinking. We discuss the importance of all factors of life containing an art, a science and a philosophy – and that no one is more important than the other. With science threatening to overtake the conversation many of us are defaulting to this “dependent” thinking. Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash The post 100NO 420: Imagine a dinner party full of scientists … appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/11/202130 minutes, 40 seconds
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100NO 419: We Can All Eat That! Pam Brook on allergies and ageing gracefully

Many people today know Pam Brook as the co-founder of Brookfarm …. a family based food company based in Byron Bay, New South Wales. Together with her husband, Martin Brook, she has transformed a rundown, weed-infested dairy farm into a spectacularly beautiful patch of land that follows regenerative farming practices and produces premium nationally recognized macadamia products. She is a great believer in a nutritionally balanced diet and a healthy, sustainable food chain. In a previous career, she worked as a dentist – right near my old stomping ground in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Today – Pam is the author of the new book We Can All Eat That – a book all about raising healthy adventurous eaters and helping to prevent food allergies. The post 100NO 419: We Can All Eat That! Pam Brook on allergies and ageing gracefully appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/4/202131 minutes, 54 seconds
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100NO 418: Guy Lawrence on breathwork, stress and meditation

Get ready for a fire-cracking conversation with our dear friend, Guy Lawrence. Guy enters rare air as one of the few guests to make a second appearance on 100 Not Out! You can find his first appearance on episode 262.  On today’s episode we discuss a recent question that’s come up with a number of listeners: and that being the connection between stress and our body. Specifically, how our bodies hold on to stress. As a way to combat this, we discuss breathwork, meditation, and even cold exposure. In an exciting announcement, we reveal on the podcast that Guy will be joining us at our Byron Bay Longevity Experience from May 16-22. To find out more about our 7-day immersion into the longevity lifestyle, go to www.100notout.com To find out more about Guy, go to guylawrence.com.au or connect on Instagram @guyhlawrence The post 100NO 418: Guy Lawrence on breathwork, stress and meditation appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/28/202135 minutes, 8 seconds
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100NO 417: Why some people change and others don’t

After eight years of 100 Not out, one could argue we’ve covered all we need to on the subject of gracefully ageing. But we feel like we’re only just beginning. The question that so often nags us and keeps us keeping on is the conundrum that some people improve their lives and others don’t. Why do many diabetics continue to consume sugar? Why do many smokers continue to smoke despite grave warnings? Why do many people continue to work in jobs they hate? Whilst they all seem counterintuitive, there is a reason – or many reasons. And we discuss them on this episode. *** BYRON BAY LONGEVITY EXPERIENCE *** Applications are now open for our Byron Bay Longevity Experience. 7 days in Byron from May 16-22. All info and details at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 417: Why some people change and others don’t appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/21/202125 minutes, 14 seconds
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100NO 416: The golden nugget to longevity

We’re celebrating our eighth birthday of 100 Not Out by asking what the golden nugget of wisdom we have learnt is over 416 episodes. From Australia’s oldest man to Holocaust survivors, marathon runners to vegans and raw-food devotees, we’ve interviewed a diverse group of graceful agers. What is the single most important lesson we have learnt? The answers are on this episode of 100 Not Out. Want more conversations like this? You are invited to join us at our Byron Bay Longevity Experience in May. To find out more, and to apply go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 416: The golden nugget to longevity appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/14/202128 minutes, 29 seconds
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100NO 415: Byron Bay Longevity Experience – You’re Invited!

It’s a wonderful feeling to make it official – on the eve of our 8th birthday next week, we can confirm our 2021 Longevity Experience will be on home soil this year – in the exquisite Byron Bay. You’re invited to join us from May 16-22 in longevity paradise – simply listen to this episode and if you’re determined to join us, apply at the website – www.100notout.com The post 100NO 415: Byron Bay Longevity Experience – You’re Invited! appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/7/202119 minutes, 28 seconds
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100NO 414: How to avoid being sucked in by the news

The news cycle over the last 12 months has become smaller and smaller. Gone are the days of reading the news once a day and feeling up to speed with the goings on of the country or the planet. Today, the news cycle is arguably down to one minute. What you know to be true now will be different in a minute from now. With COVID19 dominating the headlines – a story that never stops – our addiction to news – much of it completely unconscious is having a major impact on the health and happiness of so many. We discuss all of this and more – and how to be a conscious consumer of the news, on this episode of 100 Not Out. The post 100NO 414: How to avoid being sucked in by the news appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/28/202125 minutes, 15 seconds
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100NO 413: Home Grown vs Organic

Today we have a curly conversation about the benefits of organic versus homegrown and local non-organic. Whilst it’s not as cut and dried as one might hope, this conversation does ponder the ramifications of some of our purchasing decisions. In fact, if you haven’t been keeping a close eye on the supermarket shelves, the ingredients Listen In The post 100NO 413: Home Grown vs Organic appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/21/202127 minutes, 8 seconds
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100NO 412: Living The Information – How To Age Well

Damian and Marcus are back together in the flesh for the first time in over 12 months. The feeling of warmth and excitement is palpable. Marcus is impressed at how well Damian is living, and grills him on how he’s doing it. The answer? “I’m just living the information”. To find out how Damo is Listen In The post 100NO 412: Living The Information – How To Age Well appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/15/202125 minutes, 19 seconds
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100NO 411: Reinventing Yourself

Most of us don’t like change, let alone reinvention. However, so many of our guests and the most incredibly graceful agers have gone through a reinvention process a number of times over. Damian and Marcus discuss their own reinventions on this episode – Damian as a naturopath becoming a chiropractor and cereal manufacturer. Marcus as a journalist and then a chiropractic business owner and then on to a speaker and mentor. No matter your age, or what area of life, reinvention is not only possible – it is often necessary. Enjoy! Photo by Alfred Schrock on Unsplash The post 100NO 411: Reinventing Yourself appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/7/202124 minutes, 21 seconds
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100NO 410: Rediscovering Our Village Pride

Given that we aren’t allowed to leave the country, it seems to us that Australians are falling in love with the country again. With a boom in domestic travel and a currently great COVID position, many of us are travelling to local destinations we have previously never heard of or thought we’d never get to. It’s no longer Bali, New Zealand, Paris, Rome or New York. Now it’s Sydney, Brisbane and any number of regional holiday destinations. What impact does this have on our health? Perhaps, could we becoming more proud of our surroundings as a result of being around more of them? We discuss all of this and more on this episode of 100 Not Out. Photo by Joss Woodhead on Unsplash The post 100NO 410: Rediscovering Our Village Pride appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/31/202123 minutes, 31 seconds
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100NO 409: Mastering Movement in 2021

After a year when many weren’t able to leave their houses, what does movement look like in 2021? We are doing 60 push ups each day – a simple goal – not too complicated – and with a small group of accountability. On this episode we discuss the importance of keeping movement simple – and finding a small group of like-minded people to keep you accountable to succeeding in your movement in 2021. Photo by Spikeball on Unsplash The post 100NO 409: Mastering Movement in 2021 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/24/202128 minutes, 19 seconds
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100NO 408: Passenger Etiquette Survival Guide For Longevity

It seems unimportant and border on the ridiculous – but in this incredibly powerful episode of 100 Not Out we discuss the big issue that no one is facing on planet earth at the moment – passenger etiquette! Yes, a little tongue-in-cheek at the fact this will not make or break your life, our take on the correct and incorrect way to behave as a passenger will hopefully bring a smile to your face and maybe even a chuckle. #funnynotfunny and #jokingnotjoking, we seriously hope you enjoy this episode of 100 Not Out. Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash The post 100NO 408: Passenger Etiquette Survival Guide For Longevity appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/17/202127 minutes, 16 seconds
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100NO 407: 2021 Vision – Our Manifesting Masterclass

After a year where nothing seemed certain except uncertainty, how do we navigate the process of crafting an incredible 2021? On this episode, we share our experiences with goal setting, especially as it relates to 2021. There’s no one way to set goals, but there is one powerful insight that we both share. What is it? You’ll just have to tune in 🙂 Wishing you an incredible 2021 ahead. Photo by Moritz Knöringer on Unsplash The post 100NO 407: 2021 Vision – Our Manifesting Masterclass appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/10/202129 minutes, 38 seconds
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100NO 406: 2021 Wellness Trends in Diet, Exercise & Supplements

Every year we do it – chat about what to look out for in a number of wellness components in the year ahead. From diet and exercise, to superfoods and supplements. Is keto going to continue on in 2021? What else is coming up strong? What will see become the most popular way to exercise? And what supplements and superfoods will we see more of on the shelves at our local health food store? All this and more on the first episode of 2021! Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash The post 100NO 406: 2021 Wellness Trends in Diet, Exercise & Supplements appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/3/202131 minutes, 7 seconds
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100NO 405: Mastering Personality Clashes with Kim Morrison

Our dear friend Kim Morrison returns to 100 Not Out after far too long (she last featured on episode 24! 100NO 24: Kim Morrison: 45 and Flying!) Today, we’re discussing personalities. If you’re alive you’ve had a personality clash with someone. And over the Christmas period, they can come up out of nowhere! Be prepared, be very prepared, and if you take the time to appreciate yours and the differing personalities of your family and friends, you’re in for one incredible life. Buy Kim’s book – Why Can’t You Be Normal Like Me – and check out her entire range of products at http://twenty8.com/ The post 100NO 405: Mastering Personality Clashes with Kim Morrison appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/27/202041 minutes, 47 seconds
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100NO 404: Damian’s Christmas Menu Revealed (And It’s Delicious!)

If you’re hoping Damian Kristof is about to give you the most nutritious Christmas menu ever, then think again. But … you’ll be gifted the soul nourisment that Damo’s love for good food can provide. On this episode Damo shares his Christmas bircher recipe. And he also shares his ideal lunch, dessert and Boxing Day breakfast. If you’re hungry, your mouth be watering 10 minutes in to this episode. Enjoy! And if you struggled to write down all the ingredients in Damo’s bircher, here it is. Damo’s Christmas Day Oat-Based Bircher Oats Honey Chia Seeds Poppy Seeds Sunflower Seeds Pepita Slithered Almonds Macadamia Cranberries Orange Juice and Yoghurt topped up with milk on the day Lemon Curd on the top … Google Thermomix lemon curd for the recipe Add Honeycomb to be fancy Do all of this two days before so the bircher can soak. Or as the world likes to say it these days – activate!  And remember, if your GF Free you don’t have to use oats! Photo by Jed Owen on Unsplash The post 100NO 404: Damian’s Christmas Menu Revealed (And It’s Delicious!) appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/20/202027 minutes, 19 seconds
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100NO 403: Mastering awkward Christmas guests

It may not happen every year, but it’s bound to happen at least once in your lifetime. You’re hosting a Christmas meal and you have a guest(s) attending who you’re not at all comfortable with. It could be a family grudge, a lack of warmth, or simply the fact that you know they don’t want to be there. Never fear, our five-step plan is here. We’ll take you through some important tips – from table settings and food options, to alcohol choices and when to make it clear the party is over. There’s an art to this thing called hosting and socialising at Christmas time, and you – and your guests – deserve to have a sensational Christmas (including the awkward ones). Enjoy this tongue in cheek (joking not joking) festive episode of 100 Not Out. Photo by Steve Harvey on Unsplash (brown owl) The post 100NO 403: Mastering awkward Christmas guests appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/13/202025 minutes, 23 seconds
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100NO 402: Christmas Stress & How To Handle It

Does Christmas bring out the best or worst in you? Or perhaps both! For some (maybe many), Christmas is a time of stress. Financial stress, family stress, physical stress (way more food and way less movement), social stress (how many parties can you have) and even spiritual stress. On this episode we discuss a variety of these stresses, and Damian shares a Christmas friendly version of Crack Your Stress Code. Photo by Denise Johnson on Unsplash The post 100NO 402: Christmas Stress & How To Handle It appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/6/202023 minutes, 9 seconds
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100NO 401: Weight loss wisdom with Dr Nick Fuller

Dr Nick Fuller has a PhD in obesity treatment, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Movement and a Masters in nutrition and dietetics. Currently based at The University of Sydney, Dr Fuller has been featured across Australia’s mainstream media (check this out with Karl Stefanovic), Dr Fuller was also awarded People’s Choice Award at the University of Sydney’s Genesis program.  He is the author of 3 books – Interval Weight loss, Interval weight loss for life and Interval weight loss for women. You can find out all about Dr Nick’s incredible work at https://www.intervalweightloss.com.au/ This episode is jam-packed with wisdom from Dr Fuller. Enjoy! The post 100NO 401: Weight loss wisdom with Dr Nick Fuller appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/29/202039 minutes, 35 seconds
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100NO 400: A happy 47th birthday love letter to Damo

As we celebrate 400 episodes of 100 Not Out we discuss a selection of the wisdom we’ve learned from Damian Kristof. From poo, to foods we crave that begin with c and end with e (think chocolate, cake, carbohydrate and more), to the trends he’s nailed, the insights on stress and so much more. Happy Birthday to us, and happy 47th to Damo! Thank you for all your support of our podcast and our message over 400 episodes, we truly appreciate you! If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with us on facebook @onehundrednotout and on Instagram @100.notout Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash The post 100NO 400: A happy 47th birthday love letter to Damo appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/22/202031 minutes, 35 seconds
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100NO 399: Trav Bell on Creating Your Bucket List

Trav Bell is The Worldʼs #1 Bucket List Expert. He is a self-appointed ʻBucket Listologistʼ, helping people live their Bucket List before it’s too late!  Trav’s unique life-engagement message wakes people up, stops ground-hog days & engages people to seek more fulfilment.  He is author of the soon to be released book book, The M.Y.B.U.C.K.E.T.L.I.S.T. Blueprint, a TEDx Thought Leader, a globally recognized speaker on a mission to help 10 million #BucketListers #tickitB4Ukickit.  You can connect with Trav by clicking here The post 100NO 399: Trav Bell on Creating Your Bucket List appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/15/202042 minutes, 5 seconds
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100NO 398: Marcus Yeo On The Diabetes-COVID Link & Why No One’s Talking About It

There is a strong link between COVID19 and Type 2 Diabetes, and you won’t see it any of the headlines. Rather than lifestyle being communicated as a key factor in COVID19, we are told to be afraid and that being diagnosed with it is down to luck. On this episode, chiropractor Dr Marcus Yeo joins us to discuss the often overlooked and inconvenient truths associated with COVID19. Find out more about Marcus Yeo here  You can also find Marcus Yeo on Instagram The post 100NO 398: Marcus Yeo On The Diabetes-COVID Link & Why No One’s Talking About It appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/8/202046 minutes, 44 seconds
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100NO 397: The different ways we celebrate birthdays and milestones

Melbourne’s out of lockdown and Damo’s about to celebrate 47 years on planet Earth! November is a great time to reflect on the year and look ahead to the year ahead. Birthdays are also a great time to reflect and project, and we discuss the different ways people do it. Photo by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash The post 100NO 397: The different ways we celebrate birthdays and milestones appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/1/202029 minutes, 47 seconds
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100NO 396: Jean Kittson Says We Need To Talk About Mum And Dad

Jean Kittson is an author, public speaker, actor, comedian, and scriptwriter for stage, television, theatre and radio. Many of our viewers and listeners will remember Jean from her time making us laugh on The Big Gig on the ABC. She’s also been featured regularly on Good News Week, The Glasshouse and The Einstein Factor.[2] She has been a regular guest on a string of Televison shows including Channel 7’s the Morning Show, Channel 9’s KAK Show and 20 to One.  Jean is a regular guest on ABC radio and has been a regular columnist with New Weekly, Sunday Telegraph, the SMH Sydney Magazine, Inspire Magazine, and the Readers Digest Health Smart magazine. Jean’s first book You’re Still Hot To Me was a fact-filled conversation starter about menopause. We Need To Talk About Mum and Dad is her second book and that’s exactly what we’re going to do today on 100 Not Out! The post 100NO 396: Jean Kittson Says We Need To Talk About Mum And Dad appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/25/202032 minutes, 38 seconds
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100NO 395: Stress and mental health

To say the mental health and stress cost of COVID 19 is reaching gargantuan proportions is still a massive understatement. On the back of young sportswoman Jacinda Barclay losing her battle with mental health, we discuss the signs to look for in ourselves and others as stress begins. Being able to identify and ACT when anxiety or guilt strikes instead of waiting for overwhelm and helplessness to be the cue is a major step forward. Having the courage to ask “how you are … really”, especially when body language, tone of voice and other cues are present. If you are in an organisation that would benefit from Damian sharing his “Crack Your Stress Code” presentation, then please contact Damian via damiankristof.com If you are wanting to receive Marcus’s upcoming debut book, Exceptional: Make The Rest Of Your Life The Best Of Your Life, you can pre-order it here. Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash The post 100NO 395: Stress and mental health appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/18/202031 minutes, 17 seconds
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100NO 394: When you get triggered

Do you get triggered easily? We’ve observed over nearly eight years of 100 Not Out that certain episodes – certain guests – have said things which we either haven’t agreed with, or downright weren’t expecting them to say. We share specific examples on this episode and would love to know what you’ve learnt the hard way along the way, by first rejecting what you eventually found out to be absolutely true. The post 100NO 394: When you get triggered appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/11/202028 minutes, 23 seconds
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100NO 393: Is Mediocre A Dirty Word?

Marcus is almost a first-time author, with his book Exceptional in the closing stages of editing before going to print. A number of edits have been made, one of which is the amount of times the word ‘mediocre’ is used. Some in society define mediocre as simple. Others define it as sub-par or below average. On this episode, we discuss the word ‘mediocre’ and what it means for people. Is a mediocre life a life not well-lived? Or is it mastering the art of a simple life? Without a doubt the definition of the word is subjective, and we encourage you to define and use the word in the context that works for you! If you’d like to pre-order Marcus’s book, you can click here or go to www.marcuspearce.com.au/preorder The post 100NO 393: Is Mediocre A Dirty Word? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/4/202029 minutes, 35 seconds
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100NO 392: When You Think You’re Ready For Change But You’re Really Not

Have you ever talked yourself up to go on a diet, start a fitness regime, cut something out or include something in? The Scale of Readiness is something Damian has been studying as part of a Masters he is completing. On this episode, we discuss some of the stages of change – from contemplation and preparation to implementation – or a lack thereof. Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash The post 100NO 392: When You Think You’re Ready For Change But You’re Really Not appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/27/202029 minutes, 20 seconds
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100NO 391: Why aren’t we dead yet?

Have you ever reflected on your childhood diet and wondered how on earth you’re still alive?! On this #jokingnotjoking episode, we look at our respective upbringings and share our daily diet from years gone by. We discuss what’s changed and what hasn’t. And we gafore that whilst the world continues to take diet so seriously to the point that we judge others for what they eat, most of us don’t resent our parents for feeding us what they did. We hope this episode brings a smile to your dial 🙂 Photo by Haley Owens on Unsplash The post 100NO 391: Why aren’t we dead yet? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/20/202026 minutes, 19 seconds
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100NO 390: What if they were wrong?

If you’re like Damo and Marcus, you may have had parents feed you what we know to be a pretty poor diet (that doesn’t mean they didn’t love you, by the way). And, they may not have taught you financial wisdom (that also doesn’t mean they didn’t love you). They may not be great role models for career fulfilment or social engagement. But again, that doesn’t mean they didn’t love you. As we get older, we realise that our loved ones were sincere … and sincerely wrong about some or many elements of life. That is not a bad thing – in fact it is often the catalyst for greatness in life. On today’s episode, we use the current media landscape to discuss how wrong some people are getting it, and when to be able to distinguish the forest from the trees. The post 100NO 390: What if they were wrong? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/13/202026 minutes, 49 seconds
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100NO 389: Mindset, Meditation & Hypnosis with Mark Stephens

From the age of eight, Mark Stephens has used meditation to help control his severe asthma attacks. Throughout his teenage years and twenties, he studied meditation under Chinese teachers, Japanese masters and Tibetan monks. A Jujutsu Black Belt, Tai Chi Teacher, bestselling author and leading hypnotherapist, in 1990, Mark was given a possible six months to live with a rapidly growing second-stage lymphoma. Mark used a wide variety of eastern healing methods and complimentary treatments which he combined with the best of western medicine to overcome his health challenges. With a clean bill of health 30 years later, Mark inspires people to transform their own lives through his seminars and ground-breaking hypnosis and motivation programs, which can be accessed through his MindFree app (available at www.mindfreeapp.com) A regular on mainstream media around Australia and the world … it’s a very warm 100 Not Out welcome to Mark Stephens.  Photo by Dingzeyu Li on Unsplash The post 100NO 389: Mindset, Meditation & Hypnosis with Mark Stephens appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/6/202039 minutes, 53 seconds
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100NO 388: Domestic violence in the ‘lucky’ country with Rize Up’s Nicolle Edwards

** In Australia 1 domestic violence incidence takes place every 2 minutes.  ** One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence by someone known to them.  ** Sexual assault and domestic violence are the most common crimes committed in Australia.  This episode of 100 Not Out is an invitation to all of us to Rize Up … to Rise up and over the epidemic that is domestic violence. Nicolle Edwards is the Founder of RizeUp Australia and has helped over 1000 women and families relocate, restart their lives and RizeUp.  Visit www.rizeup.com.au to support domestic violence victims for as little as $2 per week. The post 100NO 388: Domestic violence in the ‘lucky’ country with Rize Up’s Nicolle Edwards appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/30/202045 minutes, 25 seconds
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100NO 387: The Need For Friends with Shona Olykan

Friendship is perhaps more cherished and more missed during these COVID times. One of our dear friends is Shona Olykan. Shona joined us in Ikaria in 2016 for our first Longevity Experience and was due to be with us in Sardinia this year. At 80 years young, Shona joins us on this episode to share what she’s been feeling lately: glum. Permission to feel glum and down during this times is covered in this episode, as is one of the great antidotes to glumness – friendship. PS – The image for this podcast is Shona and Marcus dancing at the panygiri in Ikaria in 2016. The post 100NO 387: The Need For Friends with Shona Olykan appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/23/202027 minutes, 25 seconds
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100NO 386: The Snack Pandemic

Are you a snacker? Marcus is, Damo isn’t. Although since COVID, Damo has become far more partial to chocolate 🙂 Snacking is more than on-trend at the moment. It’s going more viral more than COVID19 itself given that so many people are working from home or simply staying at home. Nearly all companies associated with snacking are reporting major sales growth and even records. Breville, for example, has enjoyed a 25% increase in sales, amassing nearly $1billion over the last 12 months. But what about the individual toll? What impact is our increased time at home and tendency to snack having on our physical health? Are we going to see a rise in globesity over the next 12-24 months as a result of our increased snacking? All this and more on this episode of 100 Not Out. Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash The post 100NO 386: The Snack Pandemic appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/16/202029 minutes, 21 seconds
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100NO 385: COVID Games To Make The Day OK

Almost every human being on the planet has spent more time at home in the last 6 months than at pre-COVID times. This has given rise to more and more ways to pass the time. Whilst sitting in front of the TV used to seem lazy and overindulgent, now it’s become a form of self-love, especially for the previously overworked community. Hugh Jackman has revelaed his love of puzzles on the Tim Ferriss podcast, others their love of music whilst for some, binge-watching Ken Burns documentaries or series they never “had the time to” in pre-COVID times have become an unexpected nice surprise. Do let us know your favourite COVID games or hobbies by connecting with us on Facebook or Instagram. We record our podcast each Wednesday at approx 3pm AEST on Facebook – be sure to tune in if you’re free 🙂 Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash The post 100NO 385: COVID Games To Make The Day OK appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/9/202025 minutes, 8 seconds
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100NO 384: Making the day OK – dealing with mental “unhealth” during this time

For many people (and big love to our Melbournian listeners and others who are in lockdown at the moment), this is an extremely challenging time to be chipper, cheerful and bright. Mental “unhealth” or unwellness as Damian refers to it in this episode, is a major issue, perhaps even greater than the numbers of COVID19. How we all “make the day OK” is going to be different for all of us. Some make the day a win by watching TV in their pyjamas all day, whilst others prefer to go for walks or sleep in. Enough of the judgement on what is right or wrong, good or bad ways to get through this time. Making the day OK – however that looks for you – is most important. The post 100NO 384: Making the day OK – dealing with mental “unhealth” during this time appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/2/202023 minutes, 35 seconds
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100NO 383: Had your tonsils, gall bladder, appendix or adenoids removed? Immunity 101 Masterclass with Damo

Have you had your tonsils, gall bladder, appendix or adenoids removed? Have you ever wondered if they have any connection to your immune system? The short answer is that immune function is impacted by the removal of these bodily parts. How and why? Damian answers all on this informative podcast of 100 Not Out. Photo by JAFAR AHMED on Unsplash The post 100NO 383: Had your tonsils, gall bladder, appendix or adenoids removed? Immunity 101 Masterclass with Damo appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/27/202030 minutes, 55 seconds
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100NO 382: Does low income status impact chronic disease?

In this intriguing episode we discuss whether low-income earners are more likely to develop chronic disease than high-income earners. This article goes into the statistics of health status vs income. To follow more of our episodes feel free to watch our live recording of each episode over at our facebook page  and connnect with us on Instagram Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash The post 100NO 382: Does low income status impact chronic disease? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/20/202031 minutes, 47 seconds
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100NO 381: Lockdown musings – the best and worst of humanity

With metropolitan Melbourne going back in to lockdown, Damian shares what it’s like to be in the thick of it. We discuss the untold statistics of mental health challenges, especially suicide, and the greater impact of COVID19 beyond the condition itself. We talk about cancer, diabetes and obesity paying a far bigger price on mortality than COVID19, and ponder the selective choices of the media to once again choose the ‘bad’ news over the ‘good’ news. The post 100NO 381: Lockdown musings – the best and worst of humanity appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/12/202025 minutes, 48 seconds
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100NO 380: Chronic pleasers, narcissists, empaths & sociopaths

On this episode we stumble upon our (Damian and Marcus) common desire to please. Marcus asks what the opposite of chronic pleasing is, and with the help of our Facebook Live audience, we discuss narcissistic behaviour, the chronic empath, and the “next level” narcissists, the sociopath. Photo by Miguel Teirlinck on Unsplash The post 100NO 380: Chronic pleasers, narcissists, empaths & sociopaths appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/5/202025 minutes, 1 second
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100NO 379: The Parasites Puzzle and how to deal with them

Everyone in Marcus’s family has parasites … except Marcus! And to complicate matters further, no one family member has the same combo as another. Marcus shoots questions to Damian (on behalf of all listeners who have or have had parasites) to get some clarity on how this could be the case. And o course, on where to go from here. With an eclectic mix of Giardia, Blastocystis, Dientamoeba and more, whatever your parasite of choice, this episode hopefully empowers, educates and entertains you on the complex puzzle that is parasites. The post 100NO 379: The Parasites Puzzle and how to deal with them appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/28/202024 minutes, 43 seconds
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100NO 378: Busy is back and it’s a humble brag

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6/21/202029 minutes, 15 seconds
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100NO 377: What happens when one twin goes vegan and the other doesn’t?

Ross and Hugo Turner are twins known as the “adventure guinea pigs”. Hugo recently went vegan for 12 weeks (both previously ate meat), whilst Ross continued eating animal protein. You can read all about it here On this episode, we discuss how we mistake the results of 12-week dietary programs as clues to how we should eat forever. If you’ve ever believed that a short term diet is a way of life (we have!), then we believe you’ll enjoy this episode. The post 100NO 377: What happens when one twin goes vegan and the other doesn’t? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/14/202023 minutes, 16 seconds
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100NO 376: The Longevity Film is on iTunes! & Meditation with Kale Brock

Exciting news! The Longevityilm is now available on iTunes and Google Play worldwide! We were both thrilled to be a part of this inspiring documentary alongside some world-class health and longevity experts. Director Kale Brock joins us following the announcement, and after some early show banter we get into discussing meditation, and how his views and habits around it have changed since travelling to three Blue Zones – Ikaria, Okinawa and Loma Linda. You can rent or buy The Longevity Film by clicking here or at the following link https://itunes.apple.com/au/movie/the-longevity-film/id1512529017 Or simply search for it in iTunes 🙂 The post 100NO 376: The Longevity Film is on iTunes! & Meditation with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/8/202026 minutes, 35 seconds
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100NO 375: More Soft Drink Greenwashing -This time in hospitals

If the fountain of youth is food, perhaps the smart people of Queensland Health think that artificially sweetened soft drink is the silver bullet to get you there faster. You see, when you visit a hospital in North West Queensland these days, soft drinks with high amounts of sugar have been removed in place of artificially sweetened soft drinks. Apparently, that’s a step in the right direction. You can check the article out here and listen to this episode to see what we think about it. Photo by Agnieszka Kowalczyk on Unsplash The post 100NO 375: More Soft Drink Greenwashing -This time in hospitals appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/31/202028 minutes, 54 seconds
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100NO 374: Dropping The Diet Identity & Returning to Normality

It’s so easy to become defined by your diet – vegan, gluten free, real food, LCHF, paleo, raw. Whatever you eat, it’s easy for it to become another episode of “Keeping up with the Jones’s”. On this episode we discuss – amongst many topics – our own journeys in moving on from our diet identifying us as who we were. For Marcus, it was being vegan. For Damo, it was ‘real’ food. He discusses being noticed in New Zealand by a viewer of his TV show, Downside Me! Damian, who became known as “Downsize Damo” felt pressured to eat a certain way. If you feel pressure to eat a certain diet or to maintain a certain identity based on your food choices, we think you’ll love this episode. Photo by Ella Olsson on Unsplash The post 100NO 374: Dropping The Diet Identity & Returning to Normality appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/24/202023 minutes, 20 seconds
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100NO 373: Memory loss and how to avoid it with David Norris

Today we are chatting with David Norris – an occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience working with people with severe memory loss. He’s witnessed first hand the devastation memory loss has on people’s lives, their families and communities. Today, we’re going to chat with David about how we can STOP avoidable memory loss through lifestyle factors – which there are 9 key steps – so that we can avoid the terrible consequences of poor brain health. From food and movement, to sleep, stimulants and more. What contributes to memory loss and what can we do to avoid it? If you love this episode be sure to listen to David’s podcast Memory Health Made Easy and his website, full of great resources – https://memoryhealthmadeeasy.com/ The post 100NO 373: Memory loss and how to avoid it with David Norris appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/17/202033 minutes, 53 seconds
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100NO 372: How the Blue Zone of Ikaria does lockdown with Thea Parikos

Like Australia, Greece has done an incredible job at “flattening the curve”. We have been asked by many listeners how the longevity leaders on the planet, the residents of Ikaria, have been faring. Having been to Ikaria three times for our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience, we thought we would have a fair idea of how they would go. Thea Parikos, our host in Ikaria, joins us on this episode to describe how the Ikarians do lockdown. If you feel like life has slowed down from the hectic pre-COVID19 pace, does “island time” get slower during a pandemic? Enjoy this intriguing episode of 100 Not Out 🙂 The post 100NO 372: How the Blue Zone of Ikaria does lockdown with Thea Parikos appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/10/202028 minutes, 54 seconds
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100NO 371: Heather Lee OAM – the Fastest Female Walker over 90 on the PLANET!

Just a few months younger than her contemporaries and fellow powerhouses Queen Elizabeth and David Attenborough, Heather Lee is a truly unstoppable Australian. At 93 years of age, Heather believes exercise and nutrition are the secrets to her long-time wellbeing and sporting success and her ability to live an active and independent life. When you listen to this episode you’ll notice her attitude and enthusiasm are inspiring. Ranked number 1 in the world in race walking in her age group, Heather believes the well-used phrase “use it or lose it” is now even more important for Aussies than ever before, as our nation is ageing, becoming more sedentary and feeling the mental pressures of everyday life. In 2014 Heather was awarded the Order of Australia Media for her “service to athletics through masters race walking, and to the community.” And in 2019 she was announced NSW Senior Australian of the Year Award. Joining us for the SECOND time on 100 Not Out it’s a very warm WELCOME BACK to Heather Lee! Follow Heather on her website or on facebook. The post 100NO 371: Heather Lee OAM – the Fastest Female Walker over 90 on the PLANET! appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/3/202027 minutes, 46 seconds
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100NO 370: Fake Laughter, Media Watch, Media Spin, Secret Shout Outs & More

We believe this is an entertaining episode! But only you will be the judge of that! Can you tell fake laughter from a mile off? Are you getting sick of the media spin (and do you have more of an eye for it than ever?). We continue to give secret shout outs to listeners that may – or may not – be listening. And as always, just as we find the graceful agers living with a great sense of humour, we have a good laugh on this episode and hope you do too! Photo by Ben White on Unsplash The post 100NO 370: Fake Laughter, Media Watch, Media Spin, Secret Shout Outs & More appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/26/202034 minutes, 30 seconds
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100NO 369: Digital socialising, learning and stinking thinking

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4/19/202029 minutes, 55 seconds
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100NO 368: Laughs, great times and gratitude amongst the chaos

On this episode we have a bit of fun 🙂 We record on zoom, put fancy backgrounds behind the video (you can watch this episode on Instagram and Facebook) and talk about what is actually great in life at the moment, and what we are grateful for. Big shout out to Eddie Jaku, 100 Not Out legend who has been featured on episodes 103, 104 and 244. Eddie turns 100 on Tuesday, April 14. Send him your love and keep him in your thoughts! The post 100NO 368: Laughs, great times and gratitude amongst the chaos appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/12/202023 minutes, 30 seconds
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100NO 367: Perspective with Holocaust Survivor Gilah Leder AM

When Gilah Leder was a toddler of just 16 months, her parents Aaron and Fourkeline (Lisa) Vanderhoek made the decision to put their young daughter into hiding in a bid to save her from the carnage we’ve come to know as the Holocaust. Gilah was sent to Laren in northern Holland to a Christian family – the Zwannikens – who already had seven children! Gilah’s parents returned more than two years later to pick up Gilah. Whilst many in the world today are panicking about the coronavirus, Gilah joins us at an opportune time to provide some much need perspective. Today, Gilah Leder AM is an adjunct professor at Monash University. Widely acclaimed as an incredible academic, her research interests are in mathematics education, gender, affect, and exceptionality. Gilah also contributes heavily with Courage to Care, an organisation dedicated to informing and educating Australians of the dangers of prejudice, racism, and discrimation The post 100NO 367: Perspective with Holocaust Survivor Gilah Leder AM appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/5/202048 minutes, 1 second
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100NO 366: Boosting immunity & what you CAN do right now

Damian shares some great immune-boosting tips on this edition of 100 Not Out. Whilst it’s easy to get caught up on all the things we cannot do at the moment, on this episode we focus on what we CAN do and finding the victories in those privileges. As always there’s good laughter, some humour (mostly bad jokes), shout outs to people who won’t listen, and shout outs to our tribe who do 🙂 Sending you all our love xoxxo The post 100NO 366: Boosting immunity & what you CAN do right now appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/29/202033 minutes, 18 seconds
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100NO 365: Little known germ theory explained and media

One could argue there’s very little explanation or education in the media at the moment – and also by the government – about how transmission takes place. On this episode, Damian Kristof explains the germ theory and how fear and stress lowers immunity. We discuss the media’s role in all of this, some outlets referring to scare-mongering (creating immune-suppressing fear for many). In light of the speed in which this story is progressing, we’ve launched this episode in conjunction with episode 364, our 7th birthday edition (a much happier episode!). The post 100NO 365: Little known germ theory explained and media appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/22/202030 minutes, 50 seconds
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100NO 364: 100 Not Out turns SEVEN! Shaving with avocado, longevity luck & learnings

In a testament to podcast longevity, we are thrilled to turn seven years young! After 364 episodes you would hope that we’ve learnt something along the way. So, we make fun of ourselves pre-100 Not Out, reflecting on the beliefs we had about life and longevity, and ask you to share with us your learnings over your listening adventure. You can do so on Instagram, Facebook or via email. This episode was recorded about a fortnight ago, before the social distancing and event measures were put in place, so you’ll find some of our comments highly irrelevant if you’re listening soon after the episode’s release. Thank you soooo much for your support of the podcast over the years … in many ways we feel like we’re just getting started! All our love, Marcus & Damian Photo by Maciej Pienczewski on Unsplash The post 100NO 364: 100 Not Out turns SEVEN! Shaving with avocado, longevity luck & learnings appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/22/202038 minutes, 8 seconds
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100NO 363: Coronavirus Clarity

Much has been said about the coronavirus. On this episode, Damian Kristof shares his professional views publicly for the first time and provides clarity on the virus itself. Marcus has a dig at the media coverage of the virus and humanity’s subsequent panic merchant behaviour. Whilst bringing some (what we think) much-needed humour in to the episode, we don’t use it to minimise the importance of containing the virus. Instead, this episode is designed to bring some calm and common-sense to the issue itself. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash The post 100NO 363: Coronavirus Clarity appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/15/202026 minutes, 17 seconds
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100NO 362: Charlie Arnott on biodynamics, regenerative farming and Arnott’s biscuits

Charlie Arnott is an award-winning Grazier from Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia, an educator and passionate advocate for Regenerative Farming practices. In 2018 Charlie won the prestigious Bob Hawke Landcare Australia Award, and it wasn’t a one hit wonder. Charlie’s been awarded Conversation Farmer of the year … the National Carbon Cocky award for Outstanding Leadership and has been featured in a host of magazines and articles around Australia about the work he does. On this episode we discuss his Arnott Biscuits ancestry, what biodynamics actually is, what regenerative farming is and how it can help improve the health of the planet, and so much more! *** 100 NOT OUT Longevity Experiences In Sardinia & Ikaria *** We return to the Greek island where people forget to die for the fourth time and venture to the Italian Blue Zone of Sardinia for the first time in August-September this year. To find out more and to apply go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 362: Charlie Arnott on biodynamics, regenerative farming and Arnott’s biscuits appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/8/202035 minutes, 36 seconds
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100NO 361: Ice baths, bungee jumping & heart rate

Marcus has recently finished facilitating The Wellness Breakthrough where attendees completed a rigorous breathwork session (facilitated by Guy Lawrence) and spent 2 minutes in an ice bath. It got Damo & MP talking about our emotional range during times of stress and how we respond. Damo shares his bungee jumping experiences before the conversation turns to movement overall and finding out what works best for the individual. Damo’s recent HIIT training has dramatically lowered his heart rate variability, which has him scratching his head. *** LONGEVITY EXPERIENCE 2020 – SARDINIA & IKARIA *** We are close to capacity for our trip to Ikaria and have just four spots left for our trip to Sardinia. For all information and to apply go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 361: Ice baths, bungee jumping & heart rate appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/2/202029 minutes, 32 seconds
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100NO 360: Food Waste

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2/25/202024 minutes, 48 seconds
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100NO 359: Longevity Is Not Simple; Genes, Herbs, Food & More

We were blown away by our conversation with Ivo Pirisi on last week’s episode of 100 Not Out. Ivo is our host at our Sardinian Longevity Experience in August, and if last week was anything to go by, we are going to learn a lot in Sardinia! Ivo didn’t believe that longevity is as simple as purpose, movement and engagement, given that in Sardinia, every village is so different to the next. So on this episode, we chat about what Ivo spoke about! And … we also announced that with the impending 7th birthday of 100 Not Out (ep 364) we’ll be having a birthday party! That’s right, on Wednesday March 25 we’ll be having a screening of The Longevity Film in Melbourne. For all the details click here or go to – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-longevity-film-tickets-91731538501 The post 100NO 359: Longevity Is Not Simple; Genes, Herbs, Food & More appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/16/202025 minutes, 34 seconds
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100NO 358: Sardinian Longevity Secrets with Ivo Pirisi

This episode is a mind-bender! We are joined today by Ivo Pirisi – our host during the 100 Not Out Sardinian Longevity Experience. Dr Ivo Pirisi holds a PHD in biology and a specialisation in nutrition.  He worked as a researcher at the University of Cagliari (Sardinia – Italy) where he studied the metabolism of fats. Dr Ivo spent his childhood and youth in a very small village of inner Sardinia, where the community relationships and bonds are still very strong and important. Today Dr Ivo works with local communities, artisans, farmers, shepherds, and winegrowers, to develop programs on Sardinian Longevity and the Blue Zones. It goes without saying we are so excited to go to Sardinia in August and spend 10 days with Ivo and the locals … and right now we have the great pleasure of speaking with Ivo – the founder of Tasting Sardinia – who joins us from Cagliari in Sardinia. Ivo shares with us how every little village is different in Sardinia, and how the local diet is NOT a Mediterranean diet! We discuss genes, socialising and so much more on this enthralling episode. To find out more about our Sardinian Longevity Experience, and to apply to join us, go to http://100notout.com/#sardinia The post 100NO 358: Sardinian Longevity Secrets with Ivo Pirisi appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/9/202045 minutes, 34 seconds
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100NO 357: Dave Asprey says we can live to 180 Not Out; Here’s what we say

A recent episode of Jay Shetty’s On Purpose podcast featured Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey. The majority of the episode featured on Asprey’s belief that humans can become “Super Human” (the name of his latest book) and reach 180 years of age through the use of powerful biohacking techniques. We discuss all of this and more on this episode. Can we live to 180? Do we want to live to 180? What are the consequences – positive and negative – of living to 180? And more. *** 100 Not Out Longevity Experience *** We don’t promise you’ll get to 180, but we do believe our trip to the Island where people forget to die  – the Greek island of Ikaria – will help you add years to your life and life to your years. In addition, we head to Sardinia this year for the first time – the Italian Blue Zone! All dates and details are at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 357: Dave Asprey says we can live to 180 Not Out; Here’s what we say appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/2/202032 minutes, 54 seconds
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100NO 356: Four ways to become a better friend

What it takes to be considered a close friend is perhaps harder to attain than what you think (at least that was the case for us). But it’s not all that surprising. On the back of Marcus finishing a section of the book, we discuss four key components of being a great friend. The amount of quality time, ability to talk about the tough parts of life, and giving help rather than asking for permission to do so, are all key components, all of which get discussed on this episode of 100 Not Out. *** BUCKET LIST TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO EUROPE COMING UP *** Our fourth 100 Not Out Longevity Experiences takes place in August and September this year. Come to one or both Blue Zones as we head to Sardinia from August 19 to 28 and then to Ikaria from August 30 to September 8. For all the info and to apply go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 356: Four ways to become a better friend appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/27/202028 minutes, 36 seconds
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100NO 355: Damo and MP reveal how they set their goals

This is the time of the year where it seems everyone is setting goals, and if not, being told to set goals. But is there a single way to do it? Damian and Marcus have used different approaches over the years with varied results, and they share them on this edition of 100 Not Out. Damian has already achieved one of his 2020 goals, which he shares with great excitement at the top of the show. *** BUCKET LIST *** For people that our attend our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience, it’s often been on the bucket list. A goal that is set a year or two out – or even longer for some. If this is your year to do some international travel with meaning, with a small like-minded group of incredible souls, we invite you to apply to join us as return to Ikaria and also go to Sardinia for the first time. Choose to join us at either one or both, it’s up to you. All the details at www.100notout.com Photo by Isaac Smith on Unsplash The post 100NO 355: Damo and MP reveal how they set their goals appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/19/202024 minutes, 33 seconds
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100NO 354: Heartbreak, War Stories & Longevity with 99yo Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson’s dad died when he was three years of age. His Mum died whilst he was in Papua New Guinea, serving for Australia during World War 2. He’s had dengue fever, appendicitis, lived through the Depression years and experienced the ravages of war. Not just that, Bruce has played more than his part in preserving the freedom and civil liberties that we enjoy in Australia today. His story has been featured by the Australian Air Force and serves as a reminder to all of us how lucky we really are. You can watch Video 1 here and Video 2 here. At 2AM on the 1st of June 1942 Australian Air Force wireless operator Bruce Robertson picked up a Japanese morse code signal as Sydney Harbour was under attack by submarines. If it wasn’t for Bruce’s quick thinking, the Australia we have come to know and love may not be what it is today. At 99 years young and soon to celebrate his 100th Birthday, Bruce Robertson today lives a contented, independent and active life in Sydney’s Castle Hill region. He played cricket into his 70s, still sings in the local choir, has plenty of friends and an incredible family. If it wasn’t for 100 Not Out listener Angela Fenton – who is Bruce’s granddaughter – it’s highly unlikely we’d be chatting to Bruce today – so thank you Angela. To hear his incredible story we are thrilled to have Bruce Robertson join us today. *** 2020 Mediterranean Longevity Experience to Sardinia & Ikaria – Applications Open *** This year in August we make our first trip to the Italian Blue Zone of Sardinia and return to Ikaria for the fourth time. For all the details go to www.100notout.com Just some of what to expect in Ikaria – The activities attendees love ** Therma Hot Springs (arguably the oldest and most powerful hot springs in the world and written about by Hippocrates) ** Traditional Greek Essential Oil Workshop (we harvest our own wild rosemary or equally abundant herb, add it to the distiller, drink tea whilst it distills and come home with our own oil) ** Panigiri – This year we’ll be attending the local panigiri (festival) in Nas – right on the doorstep of where we are based.  ** Afianes Winery – Greek wine is renowned for its health properties. Afianes is arguably the oldest winery on the island and is even referred to by Homer in his writings. ** Mindblowing Hikes – Words don’t do justice to the natural beauty we encounter on our inspiring walks together. ** Ikarian Honey & Food Workshops – The foodies will love learning about some of the staples of the Ikarian diet. ** Harvest lunch on an Ikaria farm – Join us as we visit Ilias & Thea’s (our hosts) farm, harvesting the seasonal vegetables before walking home and cooking up a storm. ** Much more, including beach time, life-changing meals and conversations, rest-time to just soak it all in and some surprises we’d prefer to keep until you get there. The post 100NO 354: Heartbreak, War Stories & Longevity with 99yo Bruce Robertson appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/12/202032 minutes
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100NO 353: Our most popular episode re-released – Jamie Oliver, Ikaria & Greek Dancing with Thea Parikos

On this episode (whilst we enjoy the final days of our annual break), we revisit the most downloaded episode ever. Was it because we spoke about Jamie Oliver, or was it because we were entranced by Thea Parikos and Ikaria, the island where people forget to die. Listen in as we discuss longevity, the Jamie juggernaut, the magic of Ikaria and a whole lot more. And if you want to experience this magic with us in 2020, you can apply to join us on our ten-day 100 Not Out Longevity Experience from August 30 to September 8. All details at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 353: Our most popular episode re-released – Jamie Oliver, Ikaria & Greek Dancing with Thea Parikos appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/5/202023 minutes, 17 seconds
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100NO 352: Damo’s 2020 wellness trends revealed! Vegan, Keto & More

Earlier this year on episode 302 of 100 Not Out Damian revealed his trends of 2019. It’s incredible how prophetic he is! He spoke of the rise and rise of vegan, the rise of food origin, and the rise of the keto diet. The year before he correctly spelled the death of the paleo diet from the mainstream vocabulary when it comes to diet. So … What’s in store for this year? Admittedly, we get a preoccupied for the first 10 to 15 minutes of this episode, but after that, Damian makes his predictions for what’s to come in the year ahead. As always, after seven years of making his bold statements, this episode is not to be missed. *** 2020 Longevity Experiences to Ikaria and Sardinia – Applications are OPEN *** We are thrilled to be running not one, but two Longevity Experiences in 2020. Join us on one or both, as we make our first trip to the Sardinian Blue Zone, followed by our fourth trip to the Greek Island of Ikaria. Both Longevity Experiences are 10 days in duration, and joining us is by application only. All the details are at www.100notout.com Photo by Stephan Henning on Unsplash The post 100NO 352: Damo’s 2020 wellness trends revealed! Vegan, Keto & More appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/29/201929 minutes, 42 seconds
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100NO 351: Christmas Cheer & the art of “sucking it up”

Damo has some advice for anyone dreading spending Christmas with relatives or people they don’t like or get along with … Suck it up. This is not the time of year to get embroiled in meaningless arguments of who is right, who is wrong, and who is better. Christmas is a time of year to give thanks for life, no matter how messy it might be. This type of gratitude and presence is an artform in itself, and we don’t share this message whilst sitting upon our high horse. More than anything this philosophy is a work in progress for both of us. Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy Christmas! *** 2020 Longevity Experiences to Ikaria & Sardinia NOW OPEN *** Perhaps the best Christmas gift you could give yourself is the trip of a lifetime to one – or two – Blue Zones in 2020. We make our debut in Sardinia and return to Ikaria for the fourth time. All details, and to apply, are at www.100notout.com Photo by Mel Poole on Unsplash The post 100NO 351: Christmas Cheer & the art of “sucking it up” appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/23/201921 minutes, 43 seconds
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100NO 350: Special Edition – Damian Kristof At The 2019 Wellness Summit

We’ve reached a significant milestone at 100 Not Out – 350 episodes! Thank you for your support of the podcast over almost seven years – we’ll have a bigger celebration when we hit 7 years in early 2020. To celebrate this milestone we’re sharing with you Damian’s presentation at this year’s Wellness Summit. It asks you to take even greater responsibility for your health by taking greater responsibility for your community. If you know our message on 100 Not Out, it’s that engagement is a key nutrient to longevity. How engaged are you in life? Damian explores this from a nutrition and lifestyle perspective in this presentation. Want more? Why not join us on one or both of our 10-day Longevity Experience in Europe 2020. Stop 1 is to Sardinia, the Italian Blue Zone from August 19 to 28. Apply at www.100notout.com Stop 2 is to Ikaria, the Greek Island Blue Zone from August 30 to September 8. Come to one or both, it’s up to you! By far these Longevity Experiences are the most magical and transformational events we run. The post 100NO 350: Special Edition – Damian Kristof At The 2019 Wellness Summit appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/15/201938 minutes, 30 seconds
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100NO 349: Thea Parikos explains why there’s no poor gut health in Ikaria | 2020 Longevity Experience Invitation

Over the last supper of our 2019 Longevity Experience in Ikaria, Thea Parikos dropped a bombshell without even knowing it. She casually said that she doesn’t know anyone on the island with a gut health problem. And Thea knows everyone on the island. Our Aphrodites (we had nine women join us on our trip this year) were all aghast at Thea’s statement. So were we. You see, when we run events here in Australia and ask the audience to raise their hands if they have gut health issues, over 90% of the audience will put their hand up. Granted, they are attending a health and wellness event. Yet, on an island of 7500 people, it’s staggering that gut problems are not even a thing. So why is that Ikarian’s don’t experience poor gut health? We go back to Thea Parikos, owner of Thea’s Inn & Restaurant, the base where National Geographic were planted when the Blue Zones were being researched and discovered. And of course, home base for our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience. To apply for our 2020 trip from August 30 to September 8, please go to www.100notout.com  The post 100NO 349: Thea Parikos explains why there’s no poor gut health in Ikaria | 2020 Longevity Experience Invitation appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/8/201928 minutes, 12 seconds
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100NO 348: 80 and on fire with Shona Olykan

Shona Olykan joins us for the third time on 100 Not Out! Shona has been featured on episodes 111 and 199. Shona recently turned 80 and to celebrate she has decided to join us in Sardinia next year for our first 100 Not Out Sardinian Longevity Experience.. This comes four years after joining us in Ikaria for our first Greek Island Longevity Experience. On this episode, we discuss what Shona has implemented in the four years since going to Ikaria, and why, at age 80, she feels called to come and join us in Sardinia. When most people are “slowing down”, Shona Olykan is just warming up. As a retirement coach and the founder of Retire On Fire, Shona’s wisdom on retiring INTO something rather than OUT OF something is timeless and invaluable wisdom. We hope you love hearing Shona share her knowledge and insights as much as we enjoyed interviewing her. To join us in Sardinia or Ikaria or both in 2020, simply go to www.100notout.com – check out all the info and then apply. If you have any questions please email [email protected] The post 100NO 348: 80 and on fire with Shona Olykan appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/1/201926 minutes, 3 seconds
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100NO 347: The Magic Of Longevity With 24yo Annie Counsel

24-year-old Annie Counsel was attending a screening of the newly-released The Longevity Film, when all of a sudden she begun to cry. Vision of Ikaria, the Greek island known as the island where people forget to die, had just appeared. Annie had been in Ikaria just a couple of months earlier on our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience. What was it that made Annie tear up? And more importantly, why is a 24-year-old so interested in and determined to live the 100 Not Out lifestyle? Listen in as our youngest ever guest on 100 Not Out shares her own longevity wisdom. ** Applications are OPEN for our 2020 Longevity Experiences ** In 2020 we return to Ikaria for the fourth time, and making it’s debut is SARDINIA. The Italian Island Blue Zone will be Longevity Experience #1 from August 19 to 28, and we then head to Ikaria from August 30 to September 8. Join us for one or both – all details at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 347: The Magic Of Longevity With 24yo Annie Counsel appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/24/201925 minutes, 56 seconds
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100NO 346: Family Dynamics | The Need For Personal Growth

On this episode, we discuss family dynamics – especially intimate relationships – and where resentment, anger, frustration may exist and how we process this. What’s clear is that many longevity cultures do not participate in the personal growth movement that so many of us do? Why is that? Does it make those cultures better or us worse? Marcus and Damian discuss their own experiences with personal growth. They also celebrate over 500,000 downloads and give thanks to everyone who has left reviews or told us you listen! Please continue to share with us your 100 Not Out adventure! We are also now on instagram @100.notout or www.instagram/100.notout In 2020 we return to Europe for not one but TWO Longevity Experiences. Sardinia awaits from August 19 to 28, whilst we are in Ikaria from August 30 to September 8. Enrolment is by application only – for all the info and to apply please go www.100notout.com Photo by Austin Chan on Unsplash The post 100NO 346: Family Dynamics | The Need For Personal Growth appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/17/201930 minutes, 9 seconds
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100NO 345: The Longevity Film with Kale Brock

The Longevity Film has just been officially released, and we are thrilled to interview the film’s director, producer and major star, Kale Brock. Fresh from the success of The Gut Movie, Kale has synthesised his experiences from three of the world’s Blue Zones. These areas of the world (in Kale’s case, Okinawa in Japan, Ikaria in Greece and Loma Linda in America) experience greater quantity and quality of life. How? Why? We ask Kale all the hard questions. To find out when The Longevity Film is screening near year, click here or go to https://kalebrock.com.au/longevityfilm/?v=6cc98ba2045f ** JOIN US in Sardinia & Ikaria in 2020 ** Great news! We return to Ikaria in 2020 for the fourth time, and we are also going to the Italian Blue Zone of Sardinia! Come to one or both – all the details and application form at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 345: The Longevity Film with Kale Brock appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/10/201935 minutes, 12 seconds
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100NO 344: Rise Above The 5 Longevity Lies

A special episode for you this week. Marcus shared the Five Longevity Lies at this year’s Wellness Summit. We believe so many mistruths about ageing well – the five big ones formed the basis of Marcus’s presentation. What ones are you buying into? What lies are holding you back? Is your future potentially negatively impacted because of these limiting beliefs? As always, examples from 100 Not Out are used throughout this presentation. Some of those are from our Longevity Experiences in Ikaria (applications for 2020 open at www.100notout.com), and others closer to home. The post 100NO 344: Rise Above The 5 Longevity Lies appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/3/201951 minutes, 9 seconds
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100NO 343: How To Make A Tough Decision

After 8 years,  half a million bags of cereal and 10 million servings of Forage, Damian has made the tough decision to close the doors. Using these recent events we discuss the process it takes to make a tough decision – the realisation that one needs to be made, the angst of making it, and then finding the courage to commit to it and go public. We all must face tough decisions in our life. Sometimes we take the easy option or play small; in this case, Damian has made the courageous decision, albeit an unpopular one. If you face a tough decision in your life at the moment, this episode of 100 Not Out will be helpful. Applications are OPEN for our 2020 Longevity Experiences to Sardinia & Ikaria That’s right, we are running TWO Longevity Experiences in 2020. Our first stop is the Blue Zone of Sardinia from August 19 to 28, and then we return to Ikaria for the fourth time from August 30 to September 8. To find out more and to apply go to www.100notout.com Photo by Jens Lelie on Unsplash The post 100NO 343: How To Make A Tough Decision appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/27/201927 minutes, 34 seconds
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100NO 342: Is Longevity Only For Older People?

Is longevity a popular topic? While anti-ageing is a multi-billion dollar industry, there is massive different between quantity of life and the preservation of youth. On this episode of 100 Not Out we discuss what makes longevity appealing, why it’s not for everyone, and the elephant in the room – who wants quantity of life if quality if life is terrible? And the point? Do whatever it takes to create an incredible quality of life. SARDINIA & IKARIA 2020 Our 10 day Longevity Experiences are getting bigger! In 2020 we head to Ikaria for the fourth time and go to Sardinia for the FIRST time! To join us on one or both of our adventures, head to www.100notout.com for all the info and to apply. Successful applicants will have a call with Marcus to outline the trip and your reasons for wanting to attend. The post 100NO 342: Is Longevity Only For Older People? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/20/201925 minutes, 19 seconds
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100NO 341: The Foodie Blue Zone of Sardinia

There are five Blue Zones as designated by National Geographic and the Blue Zones team. Asia is represented with Okinawa, Japan; America has Loma Linda, California (predominately a seventh-day Adventist vegetarian community) and South America has the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica (where corn is their staple). Europe is fortunate to have two Blue Zones – the Greek island of Ikaria and the Italian island of Sardinia. Don’t assume that they are at all alike though. Ikaria is a small island of only 7500 inhabitants. Sardinia has a population of 1.6 million, with only 13 small villages representing the Blue Zone. On Ikaria, where we have run our Longevity Experience since 2016, there is a delicious focus on the Greek version of the Mediterranean Diet. In Sardinia, the wine, olive oil and bread continue to be a staple, but it’s the pasta, vegetables, fruits and meats that separates the two. In 2021, we will be returning to Ikaria, and are excited to announce that we’ll also be running our 10 Day Longevity Experience in Sardinia. Sardinia will take place Wednesday August 19 to Friday August 28. Ikaria will run from Sunday August 30 to Tuesday September 8. Listen in to this podcast for all the information. For Sardinia applications, please email [email protected] For Ikaria applications, please go to www.100notout.com Image courtesy of Tasting Sardinia The post 100NO 341: The Foodie Blue Zone of Sardinia appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/13/201923 minutes, 14 seconds
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100NO 340: Post Ikaria Blues

Marcus & Damo are back from Ikaria and have a little post-Ikaria blues. That doesn’t stop them chatting up a storm on just why such a powerful travel experience has left such a mark. For example, Damo experienced immense joy in cleaning the streets of Nas the day after the panigiri. Marcus had a smile from ear to ear when he arrived at Seychelles Beach alongside the Aphrodites (our group name for Ikaria 2019). How do we cultivate the art of allowing simple pleasures to have an impact, when we are culturally complicating almost every process in our daily life? All this and more on a reflective episode of 100 Not Out. *** JOIN US IN 2020 *** Tick Ikaria off your bucket list by joining our 2020 Longevity Experience to the island where people forget to die. All info and application details at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 340: Post Ikaria Blues appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/6/201924 minutes, 58 seconds
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100NO 339: How To Slow Down, Drop The Clock & Relax About Routine with Thea Parikos

On our final night in Ikaria, we are joined by Thea Parikos. Thea has been featured on the podcast many times before and is the magic that allows us to form strong bonds in the village of Nas, get involved in the island and create a true Longevity Experience. As one of our attendees, Shelby, this year exclaimed, we are travellers to the island, not tourists. We’re not walking around waving a big red umbrella. Instead, we’re helping the locals prepare 400kg of goat, 160kg of chips for the panygiri (local festival). We help Thea’s husband, Ilias, work the land, harvesting eggplant, zucchini, chilli and more. Yes, we have some beach days and buy some touristy souvenirs, but the majority of our time is spent living in the village of Nas. In our final big chat with Thea, we discuss how the Ikarians have mastered time instead of being a slave to it. How they keep routine without going crazy or feeling guilty, and a whole lot more. If you love this, why not consider applying to join us in 2020? All details and the application can be found at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 339: How To Slow Down, Drop The Clock & Relax About Routine with Thea Parikos appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/29/201922 minutes, 52 seconds
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100NO 338: How Ikarians Grieve, Do Happiness, Crack Jokes & Makes Friends

Welcome to part three of our interview with Marika on her patio in the village of Nas, Ikaria. We are here in Ikaria for the third time and we continue to learn incredible lessons. Our attendees this year are nine women – who have called themselves the Ikarian Aprhodites (who is the Greek Goddess of Love & Beauty) – and they join us in this chat with Marika as we explore grief, socialising, happiness and humour. This is a beautiful deep and meaningful conversation on some of the most important nutrients to the 100 Not Out Lifestyle. We hope you enjoy! To find out about our 2020 Longevity Experiences in Ikaria and Sardinia, go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 338: How Ikarians Grieve, Do Happiness, Crack Jokes & Makes Friends appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/22/201931 minutes, 25 seconds
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100NO 337: Ikarian Diet Discoveries with Marika

Welcome to Part 2 of our 3-part series with Marika. Marika is an Ikaria local about to turn 88. Her quality of life far exceeds that of many people in their 50s and 60s, and we have been fortunate enough to spend an hour with her on her patio, flanked by her family and friends. On this episode, we discuss Marika’s attitudes towards food, including her daily diet, the use of herbal teas, remedies for common ailments such as bee stings, and a whole lot more. We hope you enjoy the infectious personality of Marika! We are returning to Ikaria in 2020. To find out more about the trip and to apply, go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 337: Ikarian Diet Discoveries with Marika appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/15/201929 minutes, 40 seconds
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100NO 336: Longevity Wisdom Lives On A Patio In Ikaria

Yassou to you and welcome to 100 Not Out … In this first part of a three-part series, we sit on the patio of Marika and her husband Jakovus … We ask the 87 year old Marika many questions including … How the rise in popularity of longevity has impacted longevity … How the sense of community and socializing nourishes the people here … The diet Marika and her family have lived on The role of herbs to help heal the body The Ikarian sense of humour The Ikarian rituals around grieving The role of women on the island – this section is wonderful given the climate of female empowerment and equality The role of faith in longevity – in this case The Greek Orthodox religion and some personal superstitions Marika keeps … And a whole lot more … After each topic we’ll come back in and discuss in more detail what Marika has to say … Our conversation with Marika is translated into English by our wonderful host here, Thea Parikos, and the questions come from our attendees here at 100 Not Out Longevity Experience. To find out more about this trip and to apply for our 2020 Experience, head on over to 100notout.com For now, let’s take you on to the patio of Marika and Jakivus in the small village of Nas on the island where people forget to die – the beautiful Greek Island of Ikaria … ENJOY! The post 100NO 336: Longevity Wisdom Lives On A Patio In Ikaria appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/8/201927 minutes, 50 seconds
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100NO 335: Think Global Act Local | Home Is Where The Heart Is

Damian has just moved house, and not only has he moved house, but he has left the rent game and become an owner-occupier. What does it feel like moving from a rental to your own home? And what are the benefits of loving not only your home, but the community you love to be around? If you care about local issues and want the local public toilet fixed, what does that mean? In a world we care so much about global issues and sometimes so little about local ones, this episode attempts to define how to navigate “think global act local”. This is our last recording before we head to Greece to host our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience. This is our third time to Ikaria – the island where people forget to die – and already have registrations for a 2020 Longevity Experience. To find out more about 2020 and to apply, head to www.100notout.com Photo by Gus Ruballo on Unsplash The post 100NO 335: Think Global Act Local | Home Is Where The Heart Is appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/1/201928 minutes, 19 seconds
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100NO 334: Val Lennox is Ballroom Dancing Her Way to Longevity

Our oldest Wellness Summit attendee was 79 year old Val Lennox. Val is the mother of Kay who stole the show at the 2018 Wellness Summit (watch the highights video here and Kay is the one singing). Val has been dancing her way through life and still has dreams and goals today. She’s experienced her own heartache and family challenges, including making the agonising decision to put her husband Noel in nursing home. Val loves travelling Australia and has been everywhere from Cape York to the Kimberleys, Tassie to Perth and everywhere in between. She has also travelled to USA, NZ and Sth Pacific on cruises. Yet another example of someone who is determined to make the rest of their life the best of the life, enjoy this chat with Val Lennox. The post 100NO 334: Val Lennox is Ballroom Dancing Her Way to Longevity appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/25/201922 minutes, 55 seconds
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100NO 333: Damo has lost his voice. Is his body telling him something?

Damo’s lost his voice. It’s the third time in four years. Is there’s a deeper meaning behind all of this, or is the Melbourne winter causing Damo’s laryngitis to act as a protective defense mechanism? With The Wellness Summit just behind us – did Damo’s voice return in time? If not, why not? And are we at risk of over-analysing something which may not be necessary? The body’s symptoms can often be attributed to something going on in our lives. Tight and sore necks are often related to stress, as is shoulder pain. Low back pain is often an effect of some form of mental or emotional stress. But at the same time, wellness enthusiasts can be quick to over dramatise their symptoms. A fascinating chat on this episode of 100 Not Out. On a practical note – Damo’s regime for his laryngitis – 5 Mushroom extract Herbs containing licorice, slippery elm, Andrographis and astragalus Vitamin C Probiotics Manuka honey and lemon drink Clearly the above is not a health recommendation. The post 100NO 333: Damo has lost his voice. Is his body telling him something? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/18/201922 minutes, 31 seconds
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100NO 332: On Swimming, Self-Esteem & Loving Life with 79yo Julian Prendergast

Julian Prendergast is a state swimming champion in his age group. He is 79, a father of five children and a grandfather of 8. Julian lost his wife Barb to cancer seven years ago. He hasn’t let his challenges in life define him negatively; instead he is allowed every challenge to make him stronger. Having been a self-confessed slob almost 30 years ago, Julian has been swimming four times per week and staying active every since an ad in the local paper back in the 1990s encouraged him to return to the pool. This fascinating interview on purpose, movement, grief, family and love will inspire you to make the rest of your life the best of your life! The post 100NO 332: On Swimming, Self-Esteem & Loving Life with 79yo Julian Prendergast appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/11/201926 minutes, 26 seconds
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100NO 331: Gut Health Lies & Parasite Truths

Damian has flown to Perth to attend a practitioner-only Microbiome conference. Before he attends, Damo & MP discuss – ** The hulabaloo and lies that “wellness” entrepreneurs are spreading as part of another “health scare” campaign ** The parasite craze that has people dropping “nuclear bombs” on parasites ** The ideal philosophy to adapt in order to allow for optimal gut health If you love listening to Damo share his wisdom here, then you’ll love him even more at The Wellness Summit – book your tickets at www.thewellnesssummit.com – August 17 & 18 in Melbourne featuring 14 of your favourite Wellness Couch speakers. The post 100NO 331: Gut Health Lies & Parasite Truths appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/4/201926 minutes, 9 seconds
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100NO 330: Do We All Have Equal Opportunity To Live Our Best Life?

If we started our lives seeking the most fulfilling lives and taking each opportunity that arose, would we all start to see that life is an incredible gift? Given humanity’s tendency to accept mediocrity and survival, do we all have equal opportunity to live our best lives? Does the environment we find ourselves in dictate inequality in relation to our opportunity to create our ideal life? These big questions and more get discussed on this open and vulnerable conversation of 100 Not Out. The post 100NO 330: Do We All Have Equal Opportunity To Live Our Best Life? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/28/201927 minutes, 56 seconds
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100NO 329: Muriel Burns Is 100 Not Out!

Marg Smalley is a wonderful loyal member of The Wellness Couch tribe, whose Mum, Muriel Burns, has just turned 100. Muriel Burns has called Shepparton, Victoria, home for 100 years. Muriel joined us a day after celebrating her 100th birthday in the same church that she was baptized and married in. What has she learnt Listen In The post 100NO 329: Muriel Burns Is 100 Not Out! appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/21/201921 minutes, 58 seconds
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100NO 328: Victor Hugo’s Clue To Massively Exceeding Life Expectancy

When Victor Hugo was born, life expectancy at the time hovered between 30 and 40 years of age. How then, did people like Hugo go on to live to age 83? The author of Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, is by no means alone. You don’t have to be famous to dramatically outlive life expectancy, and wealth is not a precursor to longevity either. Nutrition is often thought to be the key driver, but we know that not to be the case. Hugo buried four of his five children, and the only child to outlive him was a schizophreniac who lived and died in a mental institution. So what is it? Why do people like Hugo not live just a few years past life expectancy, but decades longer? The answers (well at least our thoughts) and more in this episode of 100 Not Out. The post 100NO 328: Victor Hugo’s Clue To Massively Exceeding Life Expectancy appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/14/201927 minutes, 51 seconds
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100NO 327: Conservative Courage – Resisting The Urge To Be Reckless

We have both had family members make some brave, bold decisions recently, and they are in the third act of life (aka they are not our children, but instead our parents). Both examples of this conservative courage are on the back of houses being sold – and tie in with our regular conversation on “loving where you live”. At some stages, not loving where you live but “hanging in there” can pay great dividends. Being Stoic over Snap Happy and resisting the urge to be reckless can be just as revered. Will this ever change? Or have the rules for successful living changed? Is being stoic and persevering something that we only get better at with age, or is it something we can learn and embody at any time? All of this and more on the latest edition of 100 Not Out. Photo by Oliver Cole on Unsplash The post 100NO 327: Conservative Courage – Resisting The Urge To Be Reckless appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/7/201924 minutes, 15 seconds
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100NO 326: A GPs Perspective – Nutrition Is Not The Answer To Successful Ageing

We’ve discussed many times before on this podcast just how important nutrition is for successful ageing, and also how it’s not the everything. To dive deeper into this topic we bring on respected medical doctor Dr Alice, who featured on episode 256 of 100 Not Out alongside her inspirational mother Ada. Today we talk about – ** The importance of nutrition ** The impact of stress, particularly when you’re eating well! ** The power of meditation and the art of being present And so much more. The post 100NO 326: A GPs Perspective – Nutrition Is Not The Answer To Successful Ageing appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/30/201925 minutes, 56 seconds
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100NO 325: McDonalds Won’t Kill You | Extremism Will

Damian is due to give a presentation out the front of a McDonald’s Restaurant. We discuss how he feels about this and talk more broadly how extremism exists in the wellness community. Talk of “unfriendly” extremism and the pros and cons of exposing ourselves and our loved ones to both sides of the health and sickness spectrum come up. Is it OK for your children to eat McDonalds or other junk foods? Have we taken wellness too far? What of the graceful agers who we’ve interviewed – would they have eaten at McDonalds? This episode of 100 Not Out is yet another wake up call about what it takes to age well. Want more? Visit damiankristof.com and foragecereal.com to find out more about Damo Visit marcuspearce.com to find out more about Marcus Visit 100notout.com to find out more about our 10-Day Longevity Experience on the Greek Island of Ikaria Photo by XUNO. on Unsplash The post 100NO 325: McDonalds Won’t Kill You | Extremism Will appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/24/201926 minutes, 4 seconds
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100NO 324: Kale Brock on Okinawan Longevity and The Longevity Film

Good friend of the podcast Kale Brock joins us shortly after returning from Okinawa and shortly before venturing to Ikaria and the USA. His travels are the basis of his upcoming documentary The Longevity Film.  What has Kale learnt in Okinawa – one of National Geographic’s official Blue Zones. What is it about older people that Kale has observed sets them apart from their younger counterparts? And what of biohacking? Are there traditional “hacks” taking place in longevity cultures that we can adapt in today’s world? All this and more on the podcast. To keep up to date with Kale’s work and to be notified of the official release of The Longevity Film, go to www.kalebrock.com.au The post 100NO 324: Kale Brock on Okinawan Longevity and The Longevity Film appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/16/201929 minutes, 6 seconds
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100NO 323: Do We Need Science To Explain Longevity?

There seems to be no end in sight of humanity’s commitment to finding a “cure” for ageing. Anti-ageing continues to dominate the psyche of many, and there continues to be a determination from within science to “defeat” ageing and defy this thing called death. Billions of dollars get spent each year on research into what nutrients help slow down the ageing process, and there are many people who take hundreds of pills each day in a bid to extend their lifespan. But are they barking up the wrong tree? We tend to think that longevity is not a combination of biohacks or pills. This conversation and more in this episode of 100 Not Out. The post 100NO 323: Do We Need Science To Explain Longevity? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/9/201928 minutes, 27 seconds
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100NO 322: Damo Has Had Flu Like Symptoms | Here’s What He Did To Heal

Damo has had flu like symptoms for the past fortnight and has gone to all lengths in order to heal. In this episode you’ll learn  – ** Why it can be a really good thing for the body to work through flu and flu like symptoms ** How to know when to rest and heal, and when to push on ** The extent Damian went to in order to heal ** The exact list of natural and medical products Damian used in order to improve (this is not individual advice, it is simply what Damian did to improve) And much more! Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash The post 100NO 322: Damo Has Had Flu Like Symptoms | Here’s What He Did To Heal appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/2/201925 minutes, 59 seconds
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100NO 321: Seasonal Affective Disorder | Change of Seasons

How do you go with a change of season? With a change just around the corner, we discuss what you can do at each season in order to transition well – particularly mentally, emotionally and physically. We discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder and how to look out for it, mitigate it and treat it. To find out more about Damian: www.damiankristof.com. To find out more about Marcus: www.marcuspearce.com.au. The post 100NO 321: Seasonal Affective Disorder | Change of Seasons appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/27/201923 minutes, 23 seconds
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100NO 320: Nature v Nurture | Genes v Environment

Many people feel like they can change anything – from hair colour to body shape, even to baby gender. In this world of bespoke anything, what is the role of the environment? And how much weight can we give to our upbringing? If we are a lot like our parents or the people who raised us, is it upon us to change it? And when it comes to our loved ones, how much expectation is there for people to change? Photo by Brittany Simuangco on Unsplash The post 100NO 320: Nature v Nurture | Genes v Environment appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/19/201928 minutes, 34 seconds
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100NO 319: Stress is Good

That’s right. Stress is good and we don’t get enough of it. On this episode, we completely revolutionise the conversation around stress. The vocabulary changes, and Damian shares how “you won’t get a result unless you go into stress.” Anything you want in life requires an element of stress. And more than ever people are trying to get what they want without stressing. Instead of “reducing” stress it’s time to “maximise” the power of stress. If reading this doesn’t make sense, then listening to this episode will. We promise! Photo by Gabriel Matula on Unsplash The post 100NO 319: Stress is Good appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/12/201925 minutes, 39 seconds
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100NO 318: Hump Day | Getting Through The Grind | Groundhog Day Musings

Many people despise the feelings of “groundhog day”. But what if there was a sign or power to those feelings of boredom and a general lack of fulfillment. When we talk about the “grind” of daily life, it rarely conjures up images of success. But what if the “grind” was something that only the true exceptionals of this world did. When we look at people we admire, we often love their commitment to doing the hard work – the grinding. On this episode, we ask whether we have become too “Grind averse” today, constantly looking for the easy work and what keeps us comfortable. The graceful agers we have interviewed have had to grind more than most – and that’s what we love about them. Photo by Joshua Newton on Unsplash The post 100NO 318: Hump Day | Getting Through The Grind | Groundhog Day Musings appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/5/201925 minutes, 43 seconds
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100NO 317: ANZAC Special- War Widow Thelma Zimmerman

Thelma Zimmerman fell in love aged 15, was married at 18, and joined the Australian Army in 1943 with her husband Alby. After being “found out” as husband and wife, Thelma returned home to Adelaide, whilst Alby was deployed around Asia with the Air Construction Corps, repairing airstrips blown up and destroyed by the Japanese. Thelma saw her husband Alby for four days in the next two years. At 96 years of age, Thelma continues to live a rich life – a strong part of the War Widows Guild of South Australia, a keen member of her local church, with a strong sense of purpose, movement and community. Thelma Zimmerman, we salute you! Image copyright Adelaide Now We dedicate this episode of 100 Not Out to the tens of thousands of Australian men and women who lost their life in the numerous wars, peacekeeping efforts and conflicts around the world. “The time has come” an Australian said, “Bye” as he faced the door and ran ahead. The war has started the battle begun, Smack,boom,crash went the lethal gun. Oww, the pain, other soldiers cried, Most of their friends sadly died. All the solders tried to laugh in glee, But they all missed their family. Every battle the bugle sang, The soldiers heard the deafening bang. Soon the battle is going to end, The pain inside will never mend. How they wished to be back home, Safe and snug and not alone, More and more people die, As more soldiers painfully cry. When it’s the end of war, They knock happily at their door, Soldiers go to Flanders field, With the poppies they wield, People look at the poppies red, Like their blood on the graveyards head, We remember the soldiers, who fought and died. And all their mates fighting by their side. We thank the soldiers who kept us alive, And the times in war they had to survive, We will always remember the men, Who gave their life to defend. Lest we forget. The post 100NO 317: ANZAC Special- War Widow Thelma Zimmerman appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/28/201921 minutes, 43 seconds
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100NO 316: 7 Seeds Of Your Life Purpose

Marcus is in the thick of preparing for his signature event Exceptional Life Blueprint Live in Byron Bay and wants to run some of the content by Damo and the listeners. Marcus shares insights on the 7 seeds of your life purpose – or the reason you were born to live. Some of these seeds include your family upbringing, a crisis you’ve experiences – be it physical, cultural, financial, familial, environmental, etc. When looking at some of the most inspirational people on the planet, there life purpose often came from a crisis. Alternatively, family pressure, resistance and even the “opposite” nature of family members (giving us the feeling of a black sheep) is a regular source of life purpose clarity. An off the cuff, deep and meaningful and hopefully insightful conversation for you on this edition of 100 Not Out. ** EXCEPTIONAL LIFE BLUEPRINT LIVE IN BYRON BAY TICKET DETAILS BELOW ** Powered by Eventbrite The post 100NO 316: 7 Seeds Of Your Life Purpose appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/21/201928 minutes, 46 seconds
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100NO 315: Life Is The Dash Between Your Birth Date & Death Date

Damian has been to two funerals since last week’s episode. Fair to say it’s been a rough week! Having attendeed two funerals in three weeks, Damo has heard some similar themes, and one that has come up is the concept of the dash. The dash that joins the birthdate and the death date is what our life represents. The question is how are you spending the dash? How does it look right now? A deep and meaningful chat on this episode of 100 Not Out The post 100NO 315: Life Is The Dash Between Your Birth Date & Death Date appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/14/201930 minutes, 23 seconds
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100NO 314: Intuition | How To Access It And Follow It

This episode of 100 Not Out is dedicated to a listener, a friend and a beautiful soul who left us this week. We will miss you Tess Ley. In this episode it’s all about intuition. Marcus had a recent experience where an intuitive nudge was ignored for a more practical, sensible option, only for it to come smashing back in his face (or more to the point, his son Darby’s). Sometimes intuition is overwhelmingly present, whilst other times intuition is like a hard-to-hear whisper. When do you listen, and when do you not? And how do you get better at listening to the voice that makes no logical sense, but may unlock the opportunities to a greater life. All this and more on intuition in this episode of 100 Not Out. This episode proudly brought to you by our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience on the Blue Zone Greek island of Ikaria. Join us for 10-days of all things longevity from September 4-13. All details and info at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 314: Intuition | How To Access It And Follow It appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/7/201926 minutes, 58 seconds
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100NO 313: Marie Kondo | Decluttering | Loving Where You Live

We have both moved house in the last month, and together are emotionally exhausted after the process! We are yet to find anyone who is not mentally, emotionally, and often physically fatigued after the moving process. To the rescue in recent times to help with the process is Marie Kondo. Damian and his family binge-watched Kondo’s Netflix series before moving, and he shares his insights on this episode. We also discuss donating or selling, upcycling and the importance of living in a community of people you love rather than being caught up solely in the quality of a home. The post 100NO 313: Marie Kondo | Decluttering | Loving Where You Live appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/31/201934 minutes, 30 seconds
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100NO 312: The Emotional Heartbreak and Inspiration That Death Brings

Damian returns to the podcast for the first time since the death of his grandfather. John Roch Kennedy was 15 days away from celebrating his 100th birthday. Having, in the words of Damian, “knicked one through to the keeper” at 99, Damian shares some heartfelt learnings that come with the rawness of emotion that only time can allow. In this episode we discuss – ** How Papa was like a father to Damian – he shares this fascinating, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting story ** How Damo feels about his grandfather getting so close to 100 Not Out ** Damo watching his son Jackson sing Ave Maria at the funeral ** Will the funeral be the beginning or the end of remembering Papa (this conversation is a reference to episode 311 on the art of grief). The post 100NO 312: The Emotional Heartbreak and Inspiration That Death Brings appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/24/201924 minutes, 34 seconds
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100NO 311: How To Grieve- To Celebrate Life Or Bemoan Death

This podcast comes without Damo whose grandfather (Papa) has died aged 99. We send Damo and his family our sincerest condolences at this time. Papa’s passing raises a conversation that we had around celebrating life when we were in Ikaria back in 2016. Upon learning about how Ikarians (and many people in the Greek Orthodox faith) “do death”, there is a strong case to argue that we have a lot to learn about in our culture. You will hear in this episode that in Ikaira, “the funeral is just the beginning, not the end”, which is very different for many of us. You will also hear about multi-generational family dynamics, and how they are celebrated. We hope this episode gives you the opportunity to assess your own attitudes towards multi-generational relationships and also what type of culture you find yourself in when you grieve. *** GREEK ISLAND LONGEVITY EXPERIENCE *** We return to Ikaria this September for the third time. If you’re wanting to truly experience the 100 Not Out lifestyle in one of the most idyllic locations in the world – then you’re invited to apply to join the 2019 group. All information, attendee testimonials and the application details is here or at www.100notout.com Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash The post 100NO 311: How To Grieve- To Celebrate Life Or Bemoan Death appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/17/201921 minutes, 57 seconds
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100NO 310: Special Report On Medication Safety Part 2

Imagine this – you suffer a nasty fall and go to hospital. You are discharged and the treatment plan includes a variety of medication to assist you in your recovery. Only problem is, no pharmacist has approved the plan. The medications suggested conflict and create a raft of negative effects on your body and your health. Then consider that this is happening to every 3 out of every 5 people given such a plan where a pharmacist has not been involved. The peak body for pharmacists in Australia recently published a damning report against the unneccesary financial, mental and health cost of incorrect medication use. Over 600,000 people have either been admitted or presented to emergency in a 12-month period, with over 50% of those being preventable. The total cost of admissions alone was $1.4 billion. Let that sink in for a little (especially if you beat yourself up over wasting $10 on an entree you didn’t need). What’s more, this report received very little news in the mainstream media (except for this article in the Sydney Morning Herald), testament to the growing view that the mass media no longer covers information that is in the public interest – instead opting for anything that will attract eyeballs. If we’re to age gracefully, and to help our loved ones do to the same, an awareness of how the health system is breaking down is essential. In this first of two parts, we hope you feel alerted, and then empowered to continue on your 100 Not Out Journey. *** Greek Island Trip Of A Lifetime Awaits *** In September this year we venture off to one of the 5 Blue Zones on the planet – the island where people “forget to die”, the exquisite Ikaria. We return for the third time for 10 days of longevity learnings. Based in the village of Nas, where National Geographic conducted their Blue Zones research, we live with the locals and live like the most well-lived people on the planet. To join us, go to www.100notout.com and apply. Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash The post 100NO 310: Special Report On Medication Safety Part 2 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/10/201928 minutes, 7 seconds
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100NO 309: Special Report On Medication Safety Part 1

Imagine this – you suffer a nasty fall and go to hospital. You are discharged and the treatment plan includes a variety of medication to assist you in your recovery. Only problem is, no pharmacist has approved the plan. The medications suggested conflict and create a raft of negative effects on your body and your health. Then consider that this is happening to every 3 out of every 5 people given such a plan where a pharmacist has not been involved. The peak body for pharmacists in Australia recently published a damning report against the unneccesary financial, mental and health cost of incorrect medication use. Over 600,000 people have either been admitted or presented to emergency in a 12-month period, with over 50% of those being preventable. The total cost of admissions alone was $1.4 billion. Let that sink in for a little (especially if you beat yourself up over wasting $10 on an entree you didn’t need). What’s more, this report received very little news in the mainstream media (except for this article in the Sydney Morning Herald), testament to the growing view that the mass media no longer covers information that is in the public interest – instead opting for anything that will attract eyeballs. If we’re to age gracefully, and to help our loved ones do to the same, an awareness of how the health system is breaking down is essential. In this first of two parts, we hope you feel alerted, and then empowered to continue on your 100 Not Out Journey. *** Greek Island Trip Of A Lifetime Awaits *** In September this year we venture off to one of the 5 Blue Zones on the planet – the island where people “forget to die”, the exquisite Ikaria. We return for the third time for 10 days of longevity learnings. Based in the village of Nas, where National Geographic conducted their Blue Zones research, we live with the locals and live like the most well-lived people on the planet. To join us, go to www.100notout.com and apply. Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash The post 100NO 309: Special Report On Medication Safety Part 1 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/3/201925 minutes, 1 second
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100NO 308: Succeeding With Stress With Dr Maria Zuschmann

Stress – it’s something we all deal with on a daily basis. How we deal with stress is what allows some us thrive, whilst others are left gasping to survive. How do you adapt to stressful situations? Both Marcus and Damian share their own experiences here as they are joined by Stress expert and host of the Be The Queen Of Your Stress podcast, Dr Maria Zuschmann. Dr M as she is affectionately known has known both Marcus & Damian for over a decade and has been in the Health and Wellness industry for over 20years. Outside of her hands on work in her Chiropractic practice she is a sought after speaker and has facilitated hundreds of wellness workshops over the last 14 years. Find out more at Dr M’s website at www.queenofstress.com, including taking her 8 ball stress quiz. The post 100NO 308: Succeeding With Stress With Dr Maria Zuschmann appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/24/201931 minutes, 7 seconds
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100NO 307: How To Slow Down But Improve Productivity As You Get Older

There’s a social expectation – be it amongst business, parents or community – to be busy. Whether that’s frantic, rushed or overcommitted, all are seen as almost noble and worthy of praise and perceived as oozing productivity. On this episode of 100 Not Out we discuss whether the natural slowing down that ageing creates means that we are not able to produce at the same level. We discuss how priorities shift over time, how working 80 hours per week seems less attractive with age, even if those days were enjoyed (either as a parent, entrepreneur or overworking employee), and how to embrace the changing pace of life without losing the productive edge. Quality beats quantity, particularly as you get older. We hope you enjoy this podcast and that it sheds a new light on productivity. *** JOIN US FOR QUALITY TIME ON THE GREEK ISLAND OF IKARIA *** From September 4 to 13 we’ll be in Ikaria, the Greek Island recognised as the epicentre for longevity. This is our third 100 Not Out Longevity Experience. You’re invited to apply. But first, check out the videos and the details over at www.100notout.com Photo by Cris Saur on Unsplash The post 100NO 307: How To Slow Down But Improve Productivity As You Get Older appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/17/201926 minutes, 26 seconds
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100NO 306: Synchronicity Part 2- Joining Dots, What If It Was All Meant To Be

We continue our conversation on synchronicity and sliding doors moments with more real-life examples from our own personal lives and those of our friends. We share a recent story from Cyndi O’Meara about her unknown connection to Brandon Bays, plus we share some incredible family and career moments that go beyond the realm of random coincidence. Marcus recounts the dots that allowed him to first meet Damian (which actually began in Ireland), and Damian shares the synchronicity that allowed him to meet and eventually marry his wife, Amber. The lesson: don’t discount the synchronicity that has existed in your life. Take the time to reflect on your life with a series of “if, then” questions and particularly look at how some of the toughest moments in your life may have sowed the seeds of incredible gifts. ** LONGEVITY EXPERIENCE 2019 *** We’re off to the Greek Island where people forget to die – the exquisite Ikaria from September 4 to 13 this year. For 10 days of life-changing experiences and to find out all about the trip (including pictures, videos of previous events and more), click here or go to www.100notout.com Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash The post 100NO 306: Synchronicity Part 2- Joining Dots, What If It Was All Meant To Be appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/10/201928 minutes, 27 seconds
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100NO 305: Sliding Doors Moments & Synchronicity | Making Sense Of Hard Times

Do you remember the movie Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow? In this episode we reflect on how some of our guests have experienced great joy, love and success only after going through harrowing experiences. We use World War Two survivors Eddie Jaku  and Ada Murkies as examples, who both fell in love with their life partners during or after the war. Would they have met their soulmates if it were not for the war? And then what of their children? Would they have been born? Marcus and Damian both share personal examples. Marcus wonders if he would have been born if his grandfather’s first wife didn’t die shortly after giving birth to their tenth child. And Damian reflects on how he met his wife, Amber, and the synchronous and sliding doors moments that brought the two of them together. An insightful, deep and meaningful episode of 100 Not Out. *** MORE DEEP & MEANINGFULS IN IKARIA *** If you loved this conversation, imagine doing it over looking the Aegean Sea on the Greek Island of Ikaria, also known as the island where people forget to die. Damian & Marcus return for the third time to run the 100 Not Out Greek Island Longevity Experience, and you’re invited. To apply for this 10-day trip of a lifetime, head to www.100notout.com for all the details. The post 100NO 305: Sliding Doors Moments & Synchronicity | Making Sense Of Hard Times appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/3/201930 minutes, 42 seconds
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100NO 304: Was Jeanne Calment – the oldest person ever – a fraud?

Controversy surrounds the longevity and genterology world with the possible indentity fraud committed by Yvonne Calment. A recent research project has claimed that Yvonne, Jeanne Calment’s daughter, may have taken over her mother’s identity in 1934 when Jeanne possibly died. The records stats that Yvonne, aged 36, is the one who died. Confused? Hang in there, this story gets juicier. Photos, anecdotal stories and physical milestones (such as Jeanne’s extraordinary height in her later years) add layer upon layer to this plausible but not definite outcome that Jeanne Calment as we know her was actually her daughter, Yvonne. To find out more, listen to this episode and then delve into this three part series of articles on Medium.  ** 2019 Longevity Experience On The Greek Island Of Ikaria *** Join us from September 4-13 to live with the locals, drink the wine, harvest the olive oil and emulate the longevity lifestyle that sees Ikaria as the epicentre for ageing well in today’s world. For all the details and to apply head on over to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 304: Was Jeanne Calment – the oldest person ever – a fraud? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/27/201926 minutes, 10 seconds
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100NO 303: Finding Your Life Purpose When You’re Not Broken | Spiri Tsintziras

Many people are looking for life purpose clarity when they are at “rock bottom”. But what if you like, or even love, many areas of life and simply looking to dig deeper without going to rock bottom? That was Spiri Tsintziras. A happy wife with wonderful children and work she loved to do, she simply felt like she was running out of steam. Already a published author of Afternoons in Ithaka (ABC Books, 2014) and co-author of the best-selling title Parlour Games for Modern Families (Scribe, 2009), Spiri travelled to Greece, and to Ikaria where the foundations of her latest book My Ikaria were laid. Part memoir, part self-help and completely inspirational, Spiri is a sensational example of what it takes to truly make the rest of your life the best of your life. Get your copy of My Ikaria over at Black Inc Books or where all good books are sold. Keep up with Spiri over at her Tribal Tomato Blog.  *** 100 Not Out Longevity Experience In Ikaria *** Join Marcus & Damian for 10 days of bucket-list life-changing experiences on the Greek Island Where People Forget To Die, the Longevity Epicentre of Ikaria. With 25% less cancer, 50% less heart disease and next to no dementia, the Ikarians lay the perfect foundations of what it takes to live a great, long life. Join a select group of like-minded souls on this island paradise and leave with a new paradigm for making the rest of your life the best of your life. Joining the trip is by application only. All details, and the application form over at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 303: Finding Your Life Purpose When You’re Not Broken | Spiri Tsintziras appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/20/201929 minutes, 45 seconds
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100NO 302: Damian’s 2019 Predictions For Food, Diet & Movement

Another New Year, another set of predictions from Damian Kristof. Rarely does he get his predictions wrong (he did get one wrong a couple of years ago, which he shares in this episode). After a big year in 2018, what is the future of the vegan diet? What are the buzz terms will be looking out for and adding to our health vernacular in 2019, and what ingredients will be add and withdraw from our kitchen stable? If there’s anyone qualified to make considered predictions on the future of health and wellness, it’s Damo. With over 20 years clinical experience as a naturopath, chiropractor and nutritionist, plus the added experience of over 10 years as a food manufacturer, Damo has a broad understanding of all elements that make things popular and on the nose. *** THE ISLAND WHERE PEOPLE FORGET TO DIE *** In September this year Marcus & Damian will be picking grapes, making wine, picking olives and making olive oil, swimming in the Aegean Sea, hiking, picking wild peppermint and making essential oil, farming and eating a “paddock to plate” lunch and so much more. These activities will be done with a group of like-minded people for 10 days on the 100 Not Out Longevity Experience on the Greek Island of Ikaria. To apply to join this group, and for all information, go to www.100notout.com Photo by Anna Pelzer on Unsplash The post 100NO 302: Damian’s 2019 Predictions For Food, Diet & Movement appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/13/201929 minutes, 11 seconds
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100NO 301: These 5 Questions Will Make Or Break Your 2019

This time of year is rife with people setting goals and new years resolutions, quickly failing and then moving back in to the same old same old life of comfort and mediocrity. What if, instead of just trying to set a goal, we asked ourselves some deep and meaningful questions and actually honestly answered them? What if then we set “goals” (such a boring word) around those answers rather than what we see other people doing on our social feeds. In this episode of 100 Not Out, Marcus asks himself, and you, these five questions and provides his own answers, whilst also inviting you to do the same. The Five Key Questions Q1: Are you loving where you live? Q2: Are you loving how you spend your 9-5? Q3: Are you loving your rituals? Morning / Evening / Weekends / Any others? Share mine Q4: Are you loving the way you move? Q5: Are you loving the people you surround yourself with? LINKS In question 4, Marcus referred to the MOVI Workspace Desk. In Question 5, Marcus referred to The Wellness Basecamp in Fremantle, Newcastle & Auckland. The Wellness Summit, The 100 Not Out Longevity Experience and Exceptional Life Blueprint Live in Byron Bay were also mentioned. The books he is reading at the moment is The Artist’s Way and I Am Malala. The post 100NO 301: These 5 Questions Will Make Or Break Your 2019 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
1/6/201931 minutes, 6 seconds
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100NO 300: 300 Not Out | The Anger Crisis

The triple century is raised on 100 Not Out as we celebrate almost six years of podcasting. As 2019 is upon us we discuss the unsavoury topic of the increase in anger humanity seems to be experiencing and expressing. No longer is our laissez-faire “she’ll be right” “no worries” attitude dictating our behaviour. Instead, we are a country angrier than ever. From road rage to social media rage and the overexaggeration of “bad things” happening to “good people”, we discuss the challenge and great opportunity to improve the quality of our lives by improving the strength and resiliences of our emotional and mental muscles. Wishing you an incredible 2019 ahead and we thank you so much for being a part of 300 wonderful episodes. *** OUR BIG EVENT IN 2019 *** Is our 10-day 100 Not Out Longevity Experience on the Greek Island of Ikaria. To find out more, to apply and to see highlights of our previous trips, head over to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 300: 300 Not Out | The Anger Crisis appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/30/201831 minutes, 50 seconds
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100NO 299: Jan Smith And Her World Record Attempt

Jan Smith is aiming to become the oldest woman ever to climb the seven highest mountains on the seven continents of planet Earth. She climbed Everest on her 68th birthday, and has gone on to climb peaks in Russia, Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, South American and Africa, with only Alaska’s Mt Denali eluding her. Having made two attempts so far, Jan has suffered numerous setbacks in her bid to claim the record. A diabetes diagnosis and a severe case of the Buruli ulcer have thwarted her attempts to complete the 7 Peaks by the age of 70. However, if Jan can climb Denali on or before her 75th birthday on May 26, she’ll have climbed the 7 peaks in 7 years – a truly remarkable effort. *** APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GREEK ISLAND LONGEVITY EXPERIENCE 2019 *** How does 10 days on the “island where people forget to die” sound in 2019? Returning for the third time, Damian and Marcus descend on Ikaria on September 4 for 10 days of the longevity lifestyle. Spaces are filling up to join them, with a maximum of 20 people only on the group. Applications and all information can be found at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 299: Jan Smith And Her World Record Attempt appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/23/201824 minutes, 14 seconds
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100NO 298: Mindfulness vs Awareness with Gary Douglas

The concept of mindfulness has been around for 2500 years, but it is only recently that its popularity has sky-rocketed. These days, homes, schools, hospitals and workplaces around the world are filled with people purposefully and attentively living in the ‘present moment’. Now, here to kind of smash that glass and put all the pieces back together again in a more meaningful way is Gary Douglas … Gary is an internationally-recognized thought leader, bestselling author and founder of Access Consciousness®, a popular set of life-enhancing tools and philosophies. He celebrates the fact that more individuals are practicing mindfulness. However, he advises, there is a ‘next step’ in the journey toward living a more conscious life …  and that is to learn the art of awareness. The post 100NO 298: Mindfulness vs Awareness with Gary Douglas appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/16/201829 minutes, 25 seconds
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100NO 297: GUT HEALTH SPECIAL EDITION | Damian Kristof LIVE at The Wellness Basecamp Bendigo

Damian is in Hawaii with his son Jackson, celebrating the end of Year 12 and as a result is absent from 100 Not Out this week. But he’s here in spirit, having given a stirring presentation on Gut Health at our final event for the year – The Wellness Basecamp in Bendigo. If you’ve had your tonsils, appendix or gall bladder removed, listen up. If you have a “robust” gut, you’ll find this fascinating. And if your tummy is sensitive, probably even more so. *** GREEK ISLAND LONGEVITY RETREAT 2019 *** Registrations have opened for you to be part of an intimate group of up to 20 people on this bucket list trip of a lifetime. It’s part holiday, part retreat, part personal growth, part workshop – that’s why we call it an Experience. Ikaria 2019 is a bucket-list experience you’ll never, ever forget. Click here or go to www.100notout.com for all the info, including highlights videos, photos, FAQ and to apply. Joining the trip is by application only. It’s free to apply, and a deposit will only be taken once you have been interviewed by either Damian or Marcus. The post 100NO 297: GUT HEALTH SPECIAL EDITION | Damian Kristof LIVE at The Wellness Basecamp Bendigo appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/9/201843 minutes, 17 seconds
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100NO 296: The Barefoot Surgeon | Sanduk Ruit Part Two

We resume our interview with Dr Sanduk Ruit – known as The God Of Sight, The Barefoot Surgeon, and many other inspiring titles. You can listen to Part 1, Episode 295 of the podcast by clicking here. To support Dr Ruit’s vision, you can do any of the following – Buy the book The Barefoot Surgeon by Ali Gripper Support the Fred Hollows Foundation Learn more about Dr Ruit’s work here Learn more about curing preventable blindness here Watch some inspirational videos of Dr Ruit here The post 100NO 296: The Barefoot Surgeon | Sanduk Ruit Part Two appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
12/2/201843 minutes, 52 seconds
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100NO 295: The God Of Sight | Dr Sanduk Ruit Part One

Hollywood actor Richard Gere calls him one of the world’s greatest living humanitarians The late Fred Hollows described him as a soul mate Fellow Eye Surgeons have called him the Steve Jobs of Opthalmology The people of Nepal simply call him The God Of Sight And the book by Australian journalist Ali Gripper profiling his life is called The Barefoot Surgeon Whatever label bestowed upon Nepal’s first ever Opthalmologist, words only go so far in portraying the remarkable impact Dr Sanduk Ruit has had and continues to have on humanity. He has personally restored sight to over 120,000 human beings – for our Australian listeners I want you to imagine a Melbourne Cricket Ground full of blind people, with 20,000 more waiting in line – all to be personally operated on by one man. It’s no surprise that such efforts have led to accolades including Asia’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize – The Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asian Of The Year – and I’m so happy to say an Honorary Order of Australia “for services to humanity” But Sanduk Ruit’s life has been far from smooth sailing. In fact, having recently read and then re-read The Barefoot Surgeon, it’s fair to say Dr Sanduk Ruit has lived one of the more harrowing lives that I have come across … much of which we’ll cover in this interview. Buy the book The Barefoot Surgeon by Ali Gripper. Support the Fred Hollows Foundation Learn more about Dr Ruit’s work here Learn more about curing preventable blindness here Watch some inspirational videos of Dr Ruit here The post 100NO 295: The God Of Sight | Dr Sanduk Ruit Part One appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/25/201841 minutes, 36 seconds
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100NO 294: Why 84% of vegetarians and vegans return to meat

A study published in Psychology Today showed that 84% of vegetarians and vegans return to meat. The study showed a number of reasons why people return to meat, but also the motivation for giving it up in the first place are the topic of discussion on this episode. In the pursuit of ageing well, the 100 Not Out message is as much on HOW to eat as it is on WHAT to eat. We discuss how some people do “vegan well” whereas others are suffering from malnutrition, such is the poor quality of their diet. *** APPLICATIONS OPEN *** Our 2019 Longevity Experience to the Greek Island Blue Zone of Ikaria is now taking applications. 10 days of immersion on the island where people forget to die will be the highlight for 18 incredible people. Damian & Marcus return for the third time to share with this group not just what the longest lived culture does, but HOW they live – and how you can do it to. All details and the application form is available at www.100notout.com Photo by Simon Matzinger on Unsplash The post 100NO 294: Why 84% of vegetarians and vegans return to meat appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/18/201827 minutes, 53 seconds
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100NO 293: Jane Fonda | New Chapters In Life | The Art of Transition

Jane Fonda’s TED Talk on embracing a new chapter of life and Damian’s impending new chapter  in life (his son, Jackson, is about to finish school) are the inspiration behind this podcast. Life has a number of different chapters in life – whether it’s starting school, leaving school, getting married or dealing with a newly empty nest – these are just some of the major transitions we make in life. Part of the art of ageing well is mastering the art of transition. Listen in as we discuss this important yet seldom spoken element of life. *** GREEK ISLAND LONGEVITY EXPERIENCE 2019 *** Enjoyed the deep and meaningful? Registrations are open for our third Longevity Experience on the Blue Zone Greek Island of Ikaria. “The island where people forget to die” experiences 25% less cancer, 50% less heart disease and a whopping 75% less dementia than the rest of the world? How? Why? The answer lies in living with the locals for 10 days in the village of Nas. It’s an experience we’ve attempted to put into words many times, and yet nothing can beat the real experience of living in Ikaria. To find out more and to apply for this bucket list trip, click here or visit www.100notout.com Any questions about the trip can be directed to [email protected] Applications are free and processed on a first in first served basis. Your deposit is debited only when your application has been accepted and you confirm your attendance directly with Marcus or Damian. The post 100NO 293: Jane Fonda | New Chapters In Life | The Art of Transition appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/11/201831 minutes, 15 seconds
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100NO 292: How To Remove The Fear Of Ageing | Ikaria Longevity Experience 2019

Do you crave an inspired roadmap for ageing well? Do you crave an incredible peer group of like-minded people who will become friends for life? Are you curious to see how the world’s longest lived people live? Would you like to live with them, eat with them, dance with them, farm with them, cultivate and drink wine with them? For the third time, we are running our 10-Day Greek Island Longevity Experience on the Blue Zone of Ikaria – known as the island where people forget to die. Registrations have opened today for you to be part of an intimate group of up to 20 people on this bucket list trip of a lifetime. It’s part holiday, part retreat, part personal growth, part workshop – that’s why we call it an Experience. It’s an experience you’ll never, ever forget. Click here for all the info, including highlights videos, photos, FAQ and to apply. Joining the trip is by application only. It’s free to apply, and a deposit will only be taken once you have been interviewed by either Damian or Marcus. The post 100NO 292: How To Remove The Fear Of Ageing | Ikaria Longevity Experience 2019 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/4/201832 minutes, 12 seconds
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100NO 291: Rushed & Running Out Of Time? Mastering The Art Of Time | Marcus Pearce At The Wellness Summit

Another special episode of 100 Not Out as we bring to you Marcus’s presentation from The Wellness Summit – The Art of Time. Marcus dives deep into the power of patience – paying particular attention to the seven-year cycle that seems to bring results to people in their career, health, relationships and more – when cultivated consciously. Drawing on the examples of Mozart, Charles Darwin, Hugh Jackman as well as his recent experiences in Ikaria, Marcus is determined to help all of us master the one thing we have in life: time. On next week’s episode, we launch our 2019 Longevity Experience in Ikaria. Keep your ears to the ground, and block off early September 2019 on your calendar if you’re ready for the bucket list trip of a lifetime! The post 100NO 291: Rushed & Running Out Of Time? Mastering The Art Of Time | Marcus Pearce At The Wellness Summit appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/28/201835 minutes, 41 seconds
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100NO 290: Damian Kristof LIVE at The Wellness Summit

Damian Kristof’s voice is a little down this week and so we’ve taken the opportunity to give you front row seats at our recent Wellness Summit – where Damian Kristof opened the show. Despite this being our sixth Wellness Summit, Damo had never opened before. Let’s just say he made up for lost time – •Damo took aim at “incredible” Instagram accounts that focus on wellness but have no ability to prescribe or give advice •Damo explained what happens to the body when we are under stress •Damo describes some of the “sliding doors” moments that impacted his own health decisions •Damo outlined how each and every one of us can come back to a common sense approach to wellness. Love this talk? Come and see Damo live alongside Marcus, Brett Hill, Kim Morrison, Steph Lowe, Wendy Steward and Jess Naughton at The Wellness Basecamp in Bendigo this Saturday, October 27. All details at www.thewellnessbasecamp.com The post 100NO 290: Damian Kristof LIVE at The Wellness Summit appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/21/201843 minutes, 27 seconds
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100NO 289: Seven Year Cycle On Health, Fertility, Ageing & Life

According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body progresses in cycles of seven years. The power of the seven year cycle is not exclusive to TCM, with astrology, traditional apprenticeships and many more areas of life controlled by the “power of seven”. In this episode we discuss the importance of the passing of time, whether it be for the attainment of healthy, empowered ageing, or whatever it is you want in life. Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash The post 100NO 289: Seven Year Cycle On Health, Fertility, Ageing & Life appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/15/201834 minutes, 41 seconds
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100NO 288: Why Women’s Health Gets More Coverage Than Men’s Health

Damian has just hosted an evening for men to discuss the stress response, mental health and how to reduce the impact that chronic stress can have on us. It raises interesting topics on health – More men die from prostate cancer than women do of breast cancer More men are diagnosed with prostate cancer than women are with breast cancer Suicide is more prevalent amongst men than women Why do women’s health topics get more coverage and awareness than mens? Marcus thinks the answer is pretty simple. An insightful episode on topics that are in the news at the moment. Damo is raising money for the Polished Man campaign, where he is wearing painted fingernails as part of raising awareness for childhood death (1 child dies every 5 minutes as a result of violence). Click here to donate The post 100NO 288: Why Women’s Health Gets More Coverage Than Men’s Health appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
10/7/201826 minutes, 32 seconds
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100NO 287: Needles In Strawberries, Poor Food Choices & ARFAD

The strawberry scandal has the possibility for a ripple effect that could be disastrous for the health of Australians. Marcus still holds the romantic notion that more farmers markets would prevent such a scandal, and Damian discusses just how poor some people’s diets might become as a result of fearing the purchase of fresh food. Photo by Barry McGee on Unsplash The post 100NO 287: Needles In Strawberries, Poor Food Choices & ARFAD appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/30/201822 minutes, 12 seconds
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100NO 286: Does Money Make You Live Longer?

Does having more money make you live longer? On this episode we look at the countries leading the race in longevity (or more specifically life expectancy – click here if you want all the stats), and what impact their wealth might have. We look at a list of the wealthiest countries (we have used GDP per capita as a marker – there are many more you could use), and then also to discuss what impact health care systems have on longevity and quality of life. The post 100NO 286: Does Money Make You Live Longer? appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/23/201827 minutes, 32 seconds
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100NO 285: Dissecting Prof David Sinclair’s Fight Against Ageing

David Sinclair is as dedicated to the fight against ageing as we are to the graceful ageing movement. On this episode we discuss the different approaches western medicine and biotech companies are taking to the fight against ageing, compared to the approach we speak about on this podcast. As we outline a number of times on this podcast, this is not a personal attack on Prof Sinclair or anyone with a more medical philosophy on ageing. It’s intended to be a conversation starter and eye-opener on just how wide and varied humanity’s beliefs are on how to help humanity make the rest of their life the best of their life. Click here to watch the one-minute video featuring Prof David Sinclair and their latest strategies to fight ageing. Click here to watch the Power of 10 video Damian refers to in this episode. The post 100NO 285: Dissecting Prof David Sinclair’s Fight Against Ageing appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/16/201823 minutes, 26 seconds
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100NO 284: 86 and thriving | Smashing the ageing stereotype with David Dobson

David Dobson is not your average 86 year old. Recommended to us by BestMe Radio host, Carl Hammington, David Dobson is fit, active, sharp and inspired at 86 years young. When most people expect to be sitting in a chair, and likely in a nursing home, Dobson can be found training with Carl five days per week, travelling the world, working on projects and charitable causes that inspire him and essentially doing as he pleases. Now isn’t that what the 100 Not Out lifestyle is all about?! The post 100NO 284: 86 and thriving | Smashing the ageing stereotype with David Dobson appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/9/201824 minutes, 51 seconds
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100NO 283: Damo’s Bad Advice | Wellness Summit Recap | The Passage Of Time

With the 2018 Wellness Summit now behind us, Marcus & Damo reflect on their experiences from Summit #6. Damo had a number of 1:1 exchanges with attendees and shares some powerful, funny and touching moments – particularly of an attendee who saw Damo over 20 years ago and received some questionable advice (to which Damo sincerely apologised for!) We discuss the power of coming together in real life and bringing listeners, new wellness fans and the podcasters all together for one magical weekend. The power of the passage of time, as brought up by Marcus at The Wellness Summit, also gets a mention, as well as the importance of not blanket agreeing with everything everyone says (and cultivating the art of independent thought). Check out the hashtag #thewellnesssummit to see what we got up, or go to The Wellness Couch on Instagram and Facebook for a full wrap. The post 100NO 283: Damo’s Bad Advice | Wellness Summit Recap | The Passage Of Time appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
9/2/201824 minutes, 36 seconds
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100NO 282: Following Intuition With Kim Forrester

Kim Forrester is an award-winning author, educator and holistic wellbeing coach. She combines cutting-edge science with traditional spiritual teachings to inspire soulful living. Kim has contributed regularly to global publications such as MariaShriver.com and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, and has made featured on breakfast television in Australia and New Zealand. Her book, Infinite Mind, was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2017 Living Now Book Awards. Find Kim’s incredible book here and be sure to check out everything else at Kim’s website The post 100NO 282: Following Intuition With Kim Forrester appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/26/201824 minutes, 43 seconds
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100NO 281: Instafamous – When Health Apprentices Dress Up As Health Professionals

On this episode of 100 Not Out Damo gives a preview of his presentation at this weekend’s Wellness Summit.  Observing a health profession turn into an industry filled with apprentices feigning as masters (thanks largely to social media), Damo gives his views on how consumers can navigate the ever-tricky maze that is becoming the health and wellness industry. Want the full story? Join us both at The Wellness Summit (if tickets are still available) this Saturday & Sunday August 25-26 at the Collingwood Town Hall. Powered by Eventbrite The post 100NO 281: Instafamous – When Health Apprentices Dress Up As Health Professionals appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/19/201826 minutes, 8 seconds
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100NO 280: What Happens To The Body When You Go Vegan

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald on the vegan diet sparked the interest of Marcus & Damian, particularly for how well written and balanced it was. It described how the body changes under a vegan diet, and MP & Damo discuss in detail the changes at Day 0, Day 90 and Day 365. Having interviewed vegans on 100 Not Out including Mimi Kirk, David Wolfe and Ruth Heidrich, it continues to be a fascinating conversation on just how to thrive on a solely plant-based diet. *** THE WELLNESS SUMMIT IS ALMOST HERE *** If you’ve loved this conversation and you haven’t yet booked in to The Wellness Summit, don’t miss out! This type of information and more will be on the menu. The final release of discounted tickets have just been made available, and only 80 seats remain at the time of recording. Powered by Eventbrite The post 100NO 280: What Happens To The Body When You Go Vegan appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/12/201830 minutes, 21 seconds
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100NO 279: When To Improve & When To Let Go | The Lure Of Perfection | As The Twig Bends So Grows To Tree

We get into a deeper philosophical conversation on this episode, centred around Emerson’s one-liner “as the twig bends, so grows the tree.” Having recently returned from “the island where people forget to die”, we discuss – Have we fallen into the gap of thinking an area of our life is bad or average when in fact it’s incredible? What role has social media had in our desire to be “perfect”? Have we lost the art of being fulfilled at the simplest things? How do we choose when to improve on something and when to let it go? And so much more. A challenging conversation to have, hopefully an engrossing conversation to listen to. The Wellness Summit is almost here! Yet to get your tickets to The Wellness Summit? The FINAL release of discounted tickets is out now – snap them up at www.thewellnesssummit.com before they’re sold out! Photo by Johann Siemens on Unsplash The post 100NO 279: When To Improve & When To Let Go | The Lure Of Perfection | As The Twig Bends So Grows To Tree appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
8/5/201828 minutes, 48 seconds
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100NO 278: Why gut biohacking can be overrated & the missing link to the microbiome debate

Marcus & Damian catch up for the first time since Ikaria. They’re excited to reconnect and talk passionately about the following – How much biohacking can we do on the gut? What are safe levels of pickled and fermented vegetables? What is the true purpose of fermented food? What other non-food sources of gut improvement can we look at? What level of fruit & vegetable intake Japan is recommending (notable the country #1 on life expectancy) All this and more on the latest episode of 100 Not Out. The post 100NO 278: Why gut biohacking can be overrated & the missing link to the microbiome debate appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/30/201827 minutes, 30 seconds
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100NO 277: MP’s Musings From Paris on Village Life, Movement & Moderation

Hi 100 NOt Out listeners, Marcus here. I’m in Paris for three more days before returning home and have had plenty of thoughts buzzing around over the past six weeks in Europe. ON this episode I discuss three which have been major themes. The first revolves around the power of living in a village, the second is about my a-ha thoughts about movement, and the third about food. I hope you enjoy this episode of 100 Not Out, recorded whilst watching the beautiful Eiffel Tower glitter in all her glory! The post 100NO 277: MP’s Musings From Paris on Village Life, Movement & Moderation appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/22/201827 minutes, 8 seconds
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100NO 276: The French Paradox & Community Living With Cook Dordogne & Le Chevrefuille Founders Ian & Sara Fisk

For the last 10 days Marcus and family have been in the Dordogne region of France, in the south west to be exact about 2 hours from Bordeaux and learning so much about the French culture. If you’ve listened to 100 Not Out for a while or heard Marcus speak before, you’ll have heard of Jeanne Calment, the oldest human being ever to lived, making it to 122 years and 164 days. The incredible Frenchwoman did this whilst smoking for 95 years, drinking port wine every night and eating a kilo of chocolate each week. This example is by no means a valid reason to start smoking or increase your chocolate or alcohol consumption, but it does beg the question —- WHY? To have a chat about food, French culture and Jeanne Calment I am joined by Ian & Sara Fisk. Ian & Sara co-founded Le Chevrefuille – a beautiful farmstead, B&B and self-catering residence here in the Dordogne – and Cook Dordogne – a cooking school dedicated to helping people understand the French way of cooking and food preparation, especially in the Perigord region. WANT MORE ON LONGEVITY? Applications are OPEN for our 2019 Longevity Experience on the Greek Island of Ikaria (aka the island where people forget to die). Join Damian & Marcus on the trip of a lifetime from September 5-14 in 2019. For all the info and to apply go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 276: The French Paradox & Community Living With Cook Dordogne & Le Chevrefuille Founders Ian & Sara Fisk appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/15/201826 minutes, 52 seconds
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100NO 275: Ikarian Invincibles Speak Out on Food, Time, Nature, Movement, Dancing

Our Ikarian Invincibles – also known as the attendees of our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience – share their insights from the trip on this episode of 100 Not Out. Recorded the day before we finished up, our Invincibles were well equipped to share their a-ha moments, their key take aways and the beliefs that were shattered and put back together during our time on The Island Where People Forget To Die. From food preparation, farming, movement, socialising, relationships, work-life balance and more, you’ll find a nugget of wisdom that no doubt applies to your own life on this episode. In addition, you’ll find the details of our 2019 100 Not Out Longevity Experience explained at the end of the episode. For all the details and to apply to be a part of the group, head on over to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 275: Ikarian Invincibles Speak Out on Food, Time, Nature, Movement, Dancing appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/8/201836 minutes, 39 seconds
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100NO 274: In Ikaria On Time, Longevity & Dancing

We join you from Ikaria just over half way through our 100 Not Out Mediterranean Longevity Experience on the Greek Island of Ikaria. Joined by attendee Barry Rushton, we discuss some of our highlights and learnings so far. Topics discussed include how to deal with time, the value of movement over exercise, the powerful example set by the Ikarians with their busy social life and strong community ties, and the power of purpose. To find out more about our 2019 Longevity Experience in Ikaria click here or go to www.100notout.com Applications are processed on a first-served basis and attendance is limited to 16. The post 100NO 274: In Ikaria On Time, Longevity & Dancing appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
7/1/201826 minutes, 9 seconds
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100NO 273: The Silent Disco Movement With Jennie Hewitt

‘Silent disco’ may be all the rage with Gen Y, but there are a new group of movers and shakers taking to the headphones in a groundbreaking program that is awakening long lost memories. Feros Care has established silent discos – a form of music therapy – across its Byron Bay, Bangalow and Wommin Bay villages and it has had incredible results, particularly for those with dementia. Feros Care Positive Living Coordinator Jennie Hewitt is behind this initiative and she’s been good enough to join us on 100 Not Out. To see the silent disco in action simply click here. 100 NOT OUT LONGEVITY EXPERIENCE 2019 IS OPEN TO APPLICATIONS! Today is Day 1 of our 2018 Longevity Experience on the Greek Island of Ikaria. See what we’re up to by checking Marcus on Facebook, Damian on Facebook and the 100 Not Out Facebook page. To apply for our 2019 experience, and to see why this year’s trip is fully booked, check out the highlights video and all the details over at www.100notout.com The post 100NO 273: The Silent Disco Movement With Jennie Hewitt appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/24/201829 minutes, 41 seconds
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100NO 272: Alan Hopgood AM on The Power Of Comedy To Help Prevent Suicide, Bullying, Depression, Dementia, Diabetes & More

Alan Hopgood is a playwrite and actor of nearly 60 years in Australia creating waves in the mental health and wider health world. Alan is 83 years old and still writes, plays, directs and is passionate about sharing messages of health with communities affected by health challenges. His business Health Play (find out more at www.healthplay.com.au) has a series of 12 plays, any one of which can be featured in a local community to raise awareness of the featured condition. The plays cover issues including suicide, dementia, depression, grief, ageing, cancer, widowhood, diabetes and more. Hopgood’s first very successful play was And the Big Men Fly in 1963 produced by the Union Theatre Repertory Company. The script writer at the time was Brad Hopgood. The play was adapted for TV by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1973. In 1964, he followed with The Golden Legion of Cleaning Women. In 1966 he produced Private Yuk Objects, which he claims was the first play anywhere in the world on the subject of the Vietnam War. Hopgood has also written a number of film and television screenplays, including the comedy film Alvin Purple (1973), which was the most commercially successful Australian film of the early 1970s. Hopgood was an actor with the Melbourne Theatre Company for ten years and was an early “soap” star in Bellbird, in which for six years he played the town doctor. He has also performed in the later soaps, Prisoner (for which he also scripted many episodes) and Neighbours as Jack Lassiter (a role he reprised in August 2013).[2] As an actor, his cinema credits include My Brilliant Career (1979), The Blue Lagoon (1980), Roadgames (1981), Evil Angels (1988, released as A Cry in the Dark outside of Australia and New Zealand)[3] and The Man from Snowy River II (1988). He has worked with a large number of actors including Frank Thring, Meryl Streep, Brooke Shields, Sam Neill, Judy Davis.[4] He developed prostate cancer and his book on the experience Surviving Prostate Cancer – One Man’s Journey (1996) was widely praised. He often tours giving humorous talks on men’s health.[4] Hopgood was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in 2005 for his services to the performing arts as an actor, playwright and producer, and to the community through raising awareness of men’s health issues.[5] The post 100NO 272: Alan Hopgood AM on The Power Of Comedy To Help Prevent Suicide, Bullying, Depression, Dementia, Diabetes & More appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/17/201827 minutes, 25 seconds
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100NO 271: 34 year old Tess Ley has cancer, two children, and an inspiring attitude

Our next guest is a big part of The Wellness Couch family who you may never of heard of … she’s not a podcaster or a health professional and has never been on one of our podcasts. But ask any of our long-time podcasters and they’ll all tell you about Tess Ley. Tess has been to The Wellness Summit and The Wellness Breakthrough … she sees Damo for her regular chiropractic care … and has regular contact with many other listeners of the podcasts on The Couch. In February this year … Tess – a wife and mother of two – sent Laurence, Brett, Damian and Marcus an email sharing in her upfront and almost darkly humorous way that she had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. At age 34, Tess is one of the more than 12 million people in our global village who will be diagnosed with cancer this year … and we believe she’s one of the more inspirational. You can keep in touch with Tess on Instagram. Below is a transcript of the Felt Sense Prayer which Tess reads. The Felt Sense Prayer I am the pain in your head, the knot in your stomach, the unspoken grief in your smile. I am your high blood sugar, your elevated blood pressure, your fear of challenge, your lack of trust. I am your hot flashes, your cold hands and feet, your agitation and your fatigue. I am your shortness of breath, your fragile low back, the cramp in your neck, the despair in your sigh I am the pressure on your heart, the pain down your arm, your bloated abdomen, your constant hunger. I am where you hurt, the fear that persists, your sadness of dreams unfulfilled. I am your symptoms, the causes of your concern, the signs of imbalance, your condition of dis-ease. You tend to disown me, suppress me, ignore me, inflate me, coddle me, condemn me. I am not coming forth for myself as I am not separate from all that is you. I come to garner your attention, to enjoin your embrace so I can reveal my secrets. I have only your best interests at heart as I seek health and wholeness by simply announcing myself. You usually want me to go away immediately, to disappear, to sleek back into obscurity. You mostly are irritated or frightened and many times shocked by my arrival. From this stance you medicate in order to eradicate me. Ignoring me, not exploring me, is your preferred response. More times than not I am only the most recent notes of a long symphony, the most evident branches of roots that have been challenged for seasons. So I implore you, I am a messenger with good news, as disturbing as I can be at times. I am wanting to guide you back to those tender places in yourself, the place where you can hold yourself with compassion and honesty. If you look beyond my appearance you may find that I am a voice from your soul. Calling to you from places deep within that seek your conscious alignment. I may ask you to alter your diet, get more sleep, exercise regularly, breathe more consciously. I might encourage you to see a vaster reality and worry less about the day to day fluctuations of life. I may ask you to explore the bonds and the wounds of your relationships. I may remind you to be more generous and expansive or to attend to protecting your heart from insult. I might have you laugh more, spend more time in nature, eat when you are hungry and less when pained or bored, spend time every day, if only for a few minutes, being still. Wherever I lead you, my hope is that you will realize that success will not be measured by my eradication, but by the shift in the internal landscape from which I emerge. I am your friend, not your enemy. I have no desire to bring pain and suffering into your life. I am simply tugging at your sleeve, too long immune to gentle nudges. I desire for you to allow me to speak to you in a way that enlivens your higher instincts for self care. My charge is to energize you to listen to me with the sensitive ear and heart of a mother attending to her precious baby. You are a being so vast, so complex, with amazing capacities for self-regulation and healing. Let me be one of the harbingers that lead you to the mysterious core of your being where insight and wisdom are naturally available when called upon with a sincere heart. –Author Unknown The post 100NO 271: 34 year old Tess Ley has cancer, two children, and an inspiring attitude appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/10/201829 minutes, 59 seconds
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100NO 270: How To Stop Judging & Being More Accepting & Authentic

Judgement. It’s everywhere. You get judged on a daily basis, perhaps on a minute by minute basis, and mostly without your knowledge. Often you get judged by the people you know and love and that can hurt the most. On this episode of 100 Not Out, we share some personal stories on being judged and what impact it can have on personal fulfillment. We share our own tips on how to minimize judging (it will never be eliminated) and on developing the courage and resilience to be authentic and accepting. A big thanks to Alice Murkies and Rhonda Hafey for being the catalysts to this conversation. Alice and Rhonda have both had their parents interviewed on 100 Not Out and are pictured here with Marcus. Alice is the daughter of Ada Murkies, recipient of the Siberian Exile Cross for her heroics during the second World War. Rhonda is the daughter of football legend Tommy Hafey, who was featured on episode two of 100 Not Out and is still to this day the favourite episode of many loyal listeners. The post 100NO 270: How To Stop Judging & Being More Accepting & Authentic appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
6/3/201826 minutes, 58 seconds
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100NO 269: Singing For Wellness & Longevity with Deanna Kangas

A number of the graceful agers and 100 Not Outers we interview and speak about on the podcast love to sing and dance. We see the joy and love of singing and dancing in Ikaria on our Longevity Experience at the panigiris, and all longevity cultures have a strong element of singing in their community spirit. To share with us why this is and how good singing is for personal wellness we’re going to chat with Deanna Kangas. Deanna is the Founder and Director of Voicehouse, Australia’s largest adult vocal studio. Deanna started dancing at 3, playing the piano at 6 and singing at 8. She grew up watching musicals and having performance aspirations and has performed live in front of more than 40,000people. The post 100NO 269: Singing For Wellness & Longevity with Deanna Kangas appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/27/201826 minutes, 51 seconds
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100NO 268: Normie Rowe AM – The Original King Of Pop & 71 Not Out

We are extremely fortunate to have music royalty on 100 Not Out – a big shout out to Sam Gowing from Food Health Wealth for making this possible by falling in love with our guest (you may have heard Normie Rowe make an appearance on this episode of 100 Not Out! Normie Rowe AM was Australia’s undisputed FIRST KING OF POP back in the 1960s. He was the first Australian artist to EVER have two TOP 3 singles simultaneously for three consecutive weeks. Normie Rowe & The Playboys supported Roy Orbison in the US, represented Australia alongside The Seekers at Expo 67 in Montreal, and lay claim to the biggest selling Australian single of the 1960s with Que Sera Sera. Today’s interview is not all about music though, because behind the glitz of the glamour of being a rock star, Normie has experienced more than fair share of hardships. To share the ups and the downs of an incredible life that is still going strong at 71 Not Out, it’s a very warm welcome to the great Normie Rowe AM. The post 100NO 268: Normie Rowe AM – The Original King Of Pop & 71 Not Out appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/20/201833 minutes, 47 seconds
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100NO 267: How To Smell A Rat In The Wellness World

There are so many wellness “experts” these days it can be difficult to know who to follow. On this episode we discuss what some of the signs are of a rat in the wellness world. Who can you trust and who can you unfollow? Here are some of the signs we discuss – How long have they been eating that way / moving that way / thinking that way? Is this just their latest fad or crash diet that they are sharing? How long have they been doing what you WANT to do? Is the expert prepared to be WRONG or are they constantly defending their beliefs? How do they look? If they are a “health” expert, are they a picture of health? How much of their PERSONAL life do they share? Their family don’t have to be in the public eye but they can’t be a secret either. Are they nice human beings with a pleasing personality? They don’t have to be an extrovert, but experts and mentors are better when they’re decent human beings. Do they think they’re better than you? If so, conversation over. Enjoy this episode of 100 Not Out! ALSO … Registrations for the 100 Not Out 2018 Longevity Experience in Ikaria are officially closed. If you want to register your interest in the 2019 Longevity Experience … go to www.100notout.com to apply or send an email to [email protected] The post 100NO 267: How To Smell A Rat In The Wellness World appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/13/201829 minutes, 37 seconds
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100NO 266: Herbalism – Fad Or Fantastic with Naked Naturopath Mel Gearing

Marcus often wonders if modern herbalism is just another fad or way to make people feel like they’re not doing something they think they should. We look at the 100 Not Outers and wonder how much herbalism is a part of their life, and if it’s something only to be used in times of poor health or as part of a healthy lifestyle. To discuss all of this and more we welcome one of the newest members of The Wellness Couch family. Mel Gearing is host of The Naked Naturopath podcast, and apart from being a naturopath she is a qualified nutritionist and clinical herbalist and the founder of MG herbs. She’s written three books on the topic and sees clients in her practice in Newcastle. The post 100NO 266: Herbalism – Fad Or Fantastic with Naked Naturopath Mel Gearing appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
5/6/201827 minutes, 52 seconds
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100NO 265: Dr John Demartini Pt 2 At His Provocative Best On Life, Love, The Diseases Of Meaning & More

We are blessed to have Dr John Demartini join us for the THIRD time on 100 Not Out in this special 2-part interview. Dr Demartini’s work gets a regular mention on our podcast but it would be unfair to Dr Demartini and our listeners – especially the new ones -if we didn’t provide some context as to why we hold him in such high regard … As a young child, John Demartini wore hand and leg braces to correct a birth defect. At school he had difficulty reading, writing and speaking which was later diagnosed as dyslexia and a speech impediment. In first grade, his teacher announced to his parents that he would never read, write, communicate, never amount to anything, nor go very far in life. At the age of 14 he left school and headed for Hawaii where at 17 he had a near death experience as a result of strychnine poisoning. When he was 17, he met a 93 year old man called Paul Bragg who assisted him to awaken to an inspired vision of becoming a teacher, healer and philosopher. To cut a long story short, he went on to do all of those things. At 63 Not Out, Dr Demartini has now spent over 42 years avidly researching over 260 different disciplines and “ologies” such as psychology, cosmology, economics, sociology, biology, theology, and so on. Today … he travels over 360 days a year to more than 50 countries, where he shares his research and findings across the globe. He is the author of over forty books and over 50 audio and video programs. Millions of people recognise him from his role in The Secret … and I’ve hardly scratched the surface … On most weekends of the year you will find Dr Demartini presenting his signature course … The Breakthrough Experience … of which we have both completed in our time … and it’s here that Dr Demartini teaches and helps people reduce stress, resolve conflict and allow people to open their heart and mind to a new perspective and paradigm for life. The post 100NO 265: Dr John Demartini Pt 2 At His Provocative Best On Life, Love, The Diseases Of Meaning & More appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/29/201828 minutes, 46 seconds
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100NO 264: Dr John Demartini At His Provocative Best On Life & Love, Trump & Weinstein & More

We are blessed to have Dr John Demartini join us for the THIRD time on 100 Not Out … Dr Demartini’s work gets a regular mention on our podcast but it would be unfair to Dr Demartini and our listeners – especially the new ones -if we didn’t provide some context as to why we hold him in such high regard … As a young child, John Demartini wore hand and leg braces to correct a birth defect. At school he had difficulty reading, writing and speaking which was later diagnosed as dyslexia and a speech impediment. In first grade, his teacher announced to his parents that he would never read, write, communicate, never amount to anything, nor go very far in life. At the age of 14 he left school and headed for Hawaii where at 17 he had a near death experience as a result of strychnine poisoning. When he was 17, he met a 93 year old man called Paul Bragg who assisted him to awaken to an inspired vision of becoming a teacher, healer and philosopher. To cut a long story short, he went on to do all of those things. At 63 Not Out, Dr Demartini has now spent over 42 years avidly researching over 260 different disciplines and “ologies” such as psychology, cosmology, economics, sociology, biology, theology, and so on. Today … he travels over 360 days a year to more than 50 countries, where he shares his research and findings across the globe. He is the author of over forty books and over 50 audio and video programs. Millions of people recognise him from his role in The Secret … and I’ve hardly scratched the surface … On most weekends of the year you will find Dr Demartini presenting his signature course … The Breakthrough Experience … of which we have both completed in our time … and it’s here that Dr Demartini teaches and helps people reduce stress, resolve conflict and allow people to open their heart and mind to a new perspective and paradigm for life. Today he’s been good enough to give us some of his precious time from where he’s just finished running the Breakthrough Experience in Perth. The post 100NO 264: Dr John Demartini At His Provocative Best On Life & Love, Trump & Weinstein & More appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/22/201827 minutes, 15 seconds
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100NO 263: Sam Gowing on I Quit Sugar, Donna Hay & Lisa Messenger’s Collective Hub

It’s been a remarkable 60 days in the wellness industry. Sarah Wilson has closed down I Quit Sugar, and in the last week Donna Hay and News Corp have parted ways, whilst Lisa Messenger revealed that episode 52 of Collective Hub will be it’s final printed magazine (taking it exclusively online). What’s happening in the industry? How do we explain the rise and fall, the volatility and vulnerability of leaders in health, wellness and personal growth, and their transformations. We are not suggesting for a minute that any of the three examples here are failures of any kind. They simply demonstrate that wellness and personal empowerment is an ever-changing landscape, and what is trendy and popular today may very well be tomorrow’s fish-and-chip wrapping. To help us wade through the maze, we welcome back Samantha Gowing. When the day spas and restaurants and health food stores of the world want a wellness-inspired menu, when a food company is in strife or when a budding entrepreneur in wellness just wants to do it right – who do they turn? Samantha Gowing. Gowing is arguably the world’s #1 spa chef, a clinical nutritionist by trade, specialising in Food As Medicine. She has a masters in gastronomic tourism from the Cordon Bleu and is the founder of Gowings Food | Health | Wealth. The post 100NO 263: Sam Gowing on I Quit Sugar, Donna Hay & Lisa Messenger’s Collective Hub appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/15/201834 minutes, 26 seconds
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100NO 262: Courage To Change Career & The Power Of Meditation with Guy Lawrence

Guy Lawrence was the co-founder of 180 Nutrition, a million dollar protein supplement company, and host of the podcast the Health Sessions, a chart-topping podcast that both Damian and myself featured on. Recently, Guy choose to leave 180 Nutrition and the podcast to start on a brand new adventure. As a friend of Guy, and having had some deep and meaningful chats with him over the time, it was a decision that wasn’t made lightly and weighed heavily on him for some time. Listen in as Guy share the struggles of a big decision that you know you need to make, and how he committed to his own decision. The post 100NO 262: Courage To Change Career & The Power Of Meditation with Guy Lawrence appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/8/201829 minutes, 51 seconds
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100NO 261: Natural Flavour, Fake Meat & The Future Of Wellness

If you’ve listened to recent episodes of Up For A Chat or The Wellness Guys, you will know that both Damian and Cyndi have been over in Anaheim for Natural Products Expo West, the largest “natural” food expo in the world. They came home with perhaps more questions than answers on where the nutrition market sits at the moment. A move towards vegan? Yes. A healthy move towards vegan? Absolutely not. Natural flavours? Yes, but what is natural. Is Rosemary extract really made of rosemary? And what does it mean for us, the consumer? EVENT ALERT The Wellness Basecamp hits Adelaide THIS Saturday April 7.  Catch Kim Morrison, Damian Kristof, Brett Hill, JP & Andy from Smashed Avocado and Marcus Pearce for one day of inspiration and education. And the best bit? You can get TWO tickets for the price of one when you click here or buy your tickets below. Bring along a friend or family member to double the transformation and empowerment! Powered by Eventbrite The post 100NO 261: Natural Flavour, Fake Meat & The Future Of Wellness appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
4/1/201826 minutes, 27 seconds
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100NO 260: 100 Not Out Turns Five – The Wisdom We’ve Learnt

For the last 260 Mondays, 100 Not Out has released a podcast dedicated to helping humanity master the art of ageing well. On this 5th Birthday celebration, Damian & Marcus engage LIVE with the listeners on Facebook to reflect on the episodes that have meant the most to you. Episodes including Tommy Hafey, Billie Jordan and the Hip Op-Eration, Trevor Hendy, John Demartini, Celina Biniaz, Eddie Jaku and Ada Murkies get a mention, as to others on the topic of resilience and gratitude. IT’S ALMOST HERE – Marcus & Damian are speaking at The Wellness Basecamp in Adelaide on Saturday April 7. Join the 100 Not Out hosts alongside JP and Andy from Smashed Avocado, Up For A Chat’s Kim Morrison and The Wellness Guys Brett Hill. One day of inspiration, education and entertainment at the Arkaba in Adelaide. 2 for 1 tickets (use the code COUNTDOWN) available at www.thewellnessbasecamp.com or by clicking here. The post 100NO 260: 100 Not Out Turns Five – The Wisdom We’ve Learnt appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/26/201825 minutes, 42 seconds
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100NO 259: Relationship Wisdom, Australian Story & Laughs With Toni Powell

It’s with thanks to our 100 Not Out friend Bronnie Ware for introducing us to the work of our guest today. Toni Powell has lived an incredible life in her 60 years to date, and the list of experiences is inspiring in its variation. She grew up in some seriously toxic relationships before going on to have a sensational 40-years and counting marriage, she’s written a couple of books “What A Feeling” and “The Yellow Car”, she’s a TedX Speaker, internationally acclaimed filmmaker and also the brains behind the Gympie Film Festival … now known as the Heart of Gold Festival. To discuss all of this and more, it’s a very warm 100 Not Out welcome to Toni Powell. Click the link below to watch Toni’s TedX Noosa presentation. The post 100NO 259: Relationship Wisdom, Australian Story & Laughs With Toni Powell appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/18/201826 minutes, 20 seconds
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100NO 258: 54 and Fat to 59 and Flying With Jenni Andrews

Like it or not, most people that go on a diet don’t keep it off. The longer it goes, the harder it gets for most people. That’s why Jenni Andrews is an inspiration. She turned her life around age 54. Jenni’s revolution began when she came across Cyndi O’Meara’s Changing Habits Changing Lives in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. Not only has she lost 30 kilograms in that time, she has kept the weight off and completely revolutionised her life. Her story is an inspiration to many, and we are honoured to bring it to you on 100 Not Out. The post 100NO 258: 54 and Fat to 59 and Flying With Jenni Andrews appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/11/201827 minutes, 6 seconds
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100NO 257: Saying Sorry, Being Right, Building Resilience & Living The Rollercoaster Of Life

Both Damo & MP have had a rollercoaster week. They’ve had some wild, fun times and some major challenges arise, many of them unexpected. It’s tested their resilience, and in this episode of 100 Not Out they discuss how to develop the resilience to deal with the rollercoaster of life. We draw on the wisdom of previous guests & recent real-life examples including Damian’s grandfather having a fall. We also get excited to let you know that Damo is joining MP & Bretto in Adelaide for The Wellness Basecamp  on Saturday April 7. To join us, simply enter the code ILOVEDAMO on checkout . Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash The post 100NO 257: Saying Sorry, Being Right, Building Resilience & Living The Rollercoaster Of Life appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
3/4/201829 minutes, 7 seconds
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100NO 256: 95-year-old Ada Murkies – War Survivor & Serbian Exile Cross Recipient

It’s 1940 and Ada Murkies is a young Polish teenager of 17 when she hears a knock at the door. It’s 2 o’clock in the morning and it’s Russian army officers, demanding they pack their belongings within 2 hours and prepare to be deported to Siberia. Ada, her brother and sister, mother and grandmother are loaded on to the cattle cart and offloaded to Siberia – a TWO week journey. Once there, they work in the gold mines and forestries in COLD WINTERS we can’t even imagine. All the the while the family awaits news of Ada’s father, an officer in the Polish army, only to find that he is one of the 20,000 poles murdered in the infamous Katyn Forest massacre. When news hits that Poland is creating an army to support Russia in its bid to defeat Hitler, Ada immediately enlists. What happens next? Well, this is only the beginning of the story … and with 95 year old Ada recently awarded the Siberian Exile Cross by the Polish government, there is no better time to hear it. We are joined on this episode by Ada and one of her four daughters, Alice. Image courtesy SBS. You can read about Ada and watch this inspirational story on this SBS World News piece Ready to immerse yourself in the longevity lifestyle? OUr 100 Not Out Longevity Experience in Ikaria kicks off on June 25. To apply and find out more, go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 256: 95-year-old Ada Murkies – War Survivor & Serbian Exile Cross Recipient appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/25/201830 minutes, 16 seconds
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100NO 255: The Inspirational Andy Steele, the Unogwaja Challenge & Comrades

The Unogwaja Challenge is a 1700 kilometre bike ride from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg followed by the Comrades Ultra Marathon – a gruelling 89 kilometre race from Pietermaritzburg to Durban that must be completed in under 12 hours. The Challenge team consists of 12 people selected from around the world to participate and a team of 12 international supporters, and one of them is 65 year old – that’s right 65 year old – Andy Steele, who joins us on 100 Not Out from Brisbane. Consider that Andy has had back surgery and has defied the opinions of many to do what he is doing today! Absolutely remarkable. Image courtesy Courier Mail ============ 100 Not Out Mediterranean Longevity Experience is COMING! June 25-July 4 on the Greek island of Ikaria (known as the island where people forget to die). To find out more and to join us, go to www.100notout.com The post 100NO 255: The Inspirational Andy Steele, the Unogwaja Challenge & Comrades appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/18/201823 minutes, 57 seconds
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100NO 254: Going Grey At 40 & Proud Of It With Karly Nimmo

Karly Nimmo is going grey. She’s had enough of the rinse, enough of the regular trips to the hairdresser, enough of the time and financial cost of holding on to a more youthful look. Not only is Nimmo going grey, she’s documenting it on Instagram. She may call it ungracefully grey, we like to think it’s very graceful. With a courage not many choose to unfurl, Nimmo is sharing the ups and downs of this stage of her life. This is not a joke. This is a full-blown acceptance of the passage of time. A fellow podcaster – you’ll find Karly hosting Karlosophies and Keeping Good Company – Karly is also a professional voice-over artist, business and life mentor.  BYRON BAY EVENT ALERT | Marcus & Karly are joining up with internationally-acclaimed author Bronnie Ware (featured on episodes 39 and 213 of 100 Not Out) and Chara Caruthers to present One Day In Byron Bay. If you find yourself saying “One Day I’ll Do This or That”, this event is that day to develop the courage, clarity, connection and choice to make your exceptional life happen. Saturday March 3 at the Byron Theatre – limited 2 for 1 tickets are available here or at www.onedayinbyronbay.com The post 100NO 254: Going Grey At 40 & Proud Of It With Karly Nimmo appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
2/11/201822 minutes, 38 seconds
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100NO 253: 77 year old inspirational ballerina & poet Madame Suzelle Poole

Madame Suzelle Poole has been dancing since the age of 7. Today, more than seven decades later, Madame Poole continues to inspire, teaching classes for children in Dallas, Texas. Madame Poole’s story has gone viral since she was featured on the BBC. The 3 minute piece has been viewed over 29 MILLION times on Facebook alone (see below), with over 600,000 shares and a true legion of admirers all around the world. In this interview we ask Madame Suzelle Poole about her diet, the support of her late husband, the power of teachers, her beliefs around ageing and what she’s learnt travelling the world, and so much more. Madame Poole also recites two of her favourite poems from her collection of works featured in her book Rodosto.  Love this interview? Access our 100 Not Out archives and discover over 250 conversations with graceful agers. Greek Island Longevity Experience 2018  Fancy 10 days on the Blue Zone of Ikaria – the island where people forget to die – in 2018? Our 100 Not Out Longevity Experience kicks off on June 25. To apply and to find out more click here or go to www.100notout.com To find out more about Damian go to www.damiankristof.com To find out more about Marcus go to www.marcuspearce.com.au The post 100NO 253: 77 year old inspirational ballerina & poet Madame Suzelle Poole appeared first on The Wellness Couch.