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Align Podcast

English, Personal health, 1 season, 490 episodes, 20 hours, 32 minutes
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Welcome to the Align Podcast, hosted by me, Aaron Alexander. This is a place where we focus on optimizing your mind, body, and movement through exploring unconventional approaches and unique viewpoints on all things health, wellness, and life. I'm joined by top wellness experts and world-renowned thought-leaders, including Byron Katie, Bruce Lipton, Aubrey Marcus, Jim Kwik, Marriane Williamson, Ben Greenfield, Robb Wolf, Shawn Stevenson, Abel James, Mark Sisson, Wim Hof, James Clear, Zach Bush, Gabby Reece, and many more. Get ready for deep conversations that open you up to new perspectives and ways of life that will ultimately take your mental, physical, and emotional wellness to the next level. If you love this podcast, I would love for you to connect with me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.
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Jill Miller: Breathing Techniques For A Better Life | EP 487

We are joined on The Align Podcast by the queen of breathing, Jill Miller. Jill has written two books on corrective exercise and is leading the charge on health & wellbeing.In this episode, Jill & I discuss the three zones of respiration, focusing on breathing, how air is a transient organ, how to breathe better through the nose, how the body affects everything, and so much more! This episode is packed full of really important information about the mind and body, so buckle up! Thank you for tuning in. Jill shares such great insight, so don’t forget to share this one with your friends and family! Use this podcast as a way of bettering yourself and those around you. If you find yourself coming back to the podcast, hit that follow button and consider leaving us a kind review.  I hope you enjoy this episode, and I’ll see you again next week! Enjoy the phenomenal, Jill Miller. More About Jill Miller: Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT, YA-CEP fascia expert, has 30 years of corrective movement expertise that forges links between the worlds of yoga, massage, athletics, and pain management. Her signature self-care fitness programs, Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® are found at gyms, yoga studios, hospitals, athletic training facilities and corporations worldwide. Jill is the former anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal, has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Shape, Women’s Health, O, the Today Show, and is a contributing expert on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is the author of The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body, and a contributing author on self-myofascial release in the text book Fascia, Function and Medical Applications. She is the creator of dozens of instructional DVDs, including Rolling Along the Anatomy Trains with Tom Myers, Walking Well with Katy Bowman and Treat While You Train with Kelly Starrett DPT. Her new bestselling book is Body by Breath: The Science and Practice of Physical and Emotional Resilience. She lives in LA with her husband, 2 kids and rescue dog. www.tuneupfitness.com Where To Find Jill: Website: https://www.tuneupfitness.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TuneUpFitness Instagram: @thejillmiller Facebook: /JillMillerFaust Jill’s Schedule: https://www.tuneupfitness.com/jill-miller-schedule Move, Breathe, Roll Online Classroom: https://www.tuneupfitness.com/move-breathe-roll Body By Breath Online (April 24-26): https://www.tuneupfitness.com/shop/online-course/body-by-breath Roll Model Practitioner Training (May 16-17): https://www.tuneupfitness.com/shop/online-course/roll-model-method-certification-training Body By Breath Book: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Breath-Inspiring-Emotional-Resilience/dp/1628604468/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=2FALD5382WEJ3&keywords=body+by+breath+jill+miller&qid=1704255116&sprefix=bidy+by+breat%2Caps%2C210&sr=8-1 Thank You To Our Sponsors: Over 3 Million Butts Love TUSHY! Get 10% off TUSHY with the code ALIGN at https://hellotushy.com/ALIGN  #tushypod #sponsored
3/28/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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Debra Silverman: Using Astrology as a Path to Self-Discovery | EP 476

In this episode of the Align podcast, esteemed astrologer and author Debra Silverman joins us for a conversation on the connection between astrology and psychology. We discuss Debra’s four elements for a balanced and healthy life, as well as her book "The Missing Element”. We also explore personal stories, and the significance of astrological charts, and the ways they factor into our day-to-day experiences. Astrologer, psychotherapist, and spiritual guide Debra Silverman is here to bring hope to those experiencing collective pain. With a climate crisis standing in the foreground, she brings her wisdom of the elements and astrology to the table to uncover solutions for our times. She is the author of The Missing Element: Inspiring Compassion for the Human Condition (Findhorn Press), and is founder of a school that has trained more than 4,000 people in astrology. Debra is also host of The I Don’t Believe in Astrology Podcast. Debra Silverman is madly in love with Astrology. Where once she was a skeptic, she now believes the wisdom of Astrology is an undeniable, dependable, and healing balm for society as we face post pandemic life and a climate crisis. For Silverman, Astrology is medicine. While there is no “one size fits all” approach, Debra Silverman has developed a unique psychological-spiritual model. She connects with each person she practices with on a deeper level in order to empower them to their full potential. Thank you to our sponsors: Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN.
1/4/20241 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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The Align Podcast: December Q&A | EP 475

In this episode of the Align podcast, we’re digging into fan questions for December. How do you balance flexibility and strength training?What does a normal week of training look like for you? I have unusual health problems - can you help me? What is your diet like? How to enlarge the penial region? Advice for lower back pain? Best ways to get over a cold? Who has been your favorite spiritual teacher and why? Do you take steroids? Gua sha for recovery vs Acupuncture, massage guns, cupping, etc,? Sauna/cold plunge—  is either better before or after a workout? Can we go too far with “biohacking” and lose sight of the simple measures of health? What’s the one thing you’ve done that’s had the biggest impact on your life? What are some ways we can relieve temporary bloating with body positioning/exercise/stretching etc.? What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken this year? Thank you to our sponsors: Head to BetterHelp.com/ALIGNPOD today to get 10% off your first month of therapy
12/28/202347 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Align Podcast: Best Of 2023 | EP 474

In this episode of the Align podcast, we’re taking a look back at some of our top episodes of 2023, exploring all things health and wellness. From surfing legend Laird Hamilton, to popular figures like Mike Israetel, we’ve put together some of the best bits from the podcast. Gabor Maté, Robert E Grant, Peter Crone, and Amanda Bucci also feature in this highlight reel for the year! Thank you to our sponsors: Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN.
12/21/202349 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mukhande Singh: Is Tap Water Toxic? | EP 473

In this episode of the Align podcast, we join Mukhande Singh for a deep dive on natural raw water advocacy, and his business: Alive Water.  We cover the harmful effects of chemicals in tap water, and the transformative power of natural spring water. We also explore Mukhande’s spotlight in popular culture, and the technologies he uses to improve water quality. Mukhande Singh is a leader and advocate for drinking unprocessed spring water in reusable glass.He founded the first company which offers lab tested safe and probiotic spring water delivery. Mukhande believes earth could be restored to a pristine paradise, by influencing human desire to source our food, water, and medicine from natural landscapes. Thank you to our sponsors: For 15% off fresh spring water delivery from Alive Waters, head to alivewaters.com and use promo code ALIGN Head to BetterHelp.com/ALIGNPOD today to get 10% off your first month of therapy. Head over to brain.fm/align and get one month FREE and experience deeper focus, relaxation, and sleep, on demand with Brain.fm.
12/14/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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Brian Mackenzie: Mastering Breathwork for Peak Performance | EP 472

In this episode of The Align Podcast, Brian Mackenzie joins us for a discussion on the science of breathwork and its performance enhancing effects. We explore the ways in which C02 tolerance can be a game-changer for your health, as well as Brian’s techniques for nasal breathing. We also discuss big wave surfers, their ability to stay calm in chaotic situations, and ways this impacts their mental state. We round up the conversation with ways to navigate internal noise, and how we can all build a better mindset when it comes to health and wellness. Brian Mackenzie is an innovator and pioneer in developing and applying custom protocols to optimize human health and performance. His work harnesses and integrates respiratory (breathing), movement, strength & conditioning, and endurance-based training approaches to elicit unprecedented positive results. His protocols and programs have been used to accelerate and raise mental and physical performance in world-class Olympic and professional athletes, first responders, musicians, actors, top executives, elite military operators, the tactical firearms community, prisoners in institutions, and the health of people suffering from chronic and pathological issues. Brian’s work is voluntarily and repeatedly subjected to rigorous 3rd party scientific testing, re-testing, and improvement, at top institutions. He has been contracted, and his work is involved in research projects at Stanford University School of Medicine, California State University Fullerton, San Francisco State University, and the UFC Performance Institute. Brian is himself a highly accomplished practitioner. He completed Ironman (Canada, 2004), the Western States 100-mile, and The Angeles Crest 100-mile runs using adapted training protocols he developed to improve performance. He is the co-founder of The Art of Breath, a division of SH//FT that teaches a principles-based approach to breath & performance. Brian has also co-authored the book Power Speed Endurance, The New York Times Best Seller UnBreakable Runner, and UnPlugged, which assesses the integration of emergent technology and human performance. He has voluntarily integrated and invested his programs at varying California State Prisons, including San Quentin, Pelican Bay, and Corcoran, with tremendous success. His programs have been featured in Outside Magazine, Men’s Health, Runners World, Triathlete Magazine, Men’s Journal, and periodicals such as The Economist. Brian and his protocols have been featured in 2 of Timothy Ferriss’ New York Times bestselling books, including: “The 4-Hour Body” and “Tools of Titans” and Scott Carney’s New York Times best-seller “What Doesn't Kill Us.” His clients have included: Ari Emanuel, Kelly Starrett, Tim Ferriss, U.S. Military (Navy, Army, Marines - including elite units), varying Law Enforcement Agencies, Canadian Military (CANSOF), Jon “Bones” Jones, Laird Hamilton, Tia Clair Toomey (5X CrossFit Games Champion), Rich Froning Jr. (4X CrossFit Games Champion) and many others. Brian is the Founder & Creative Director of SHIFT, Co-Founder and President of The Health and Human Performance Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching how breath and innate tools can optimize and help health and human performance. Thank you to our sponsors: Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN. Head over to brain.fm/align and get 30% off using the offer code ALIGN and experience deeperfocus, relaxation, and sleep, on demand with Brain.fm.
11/30/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dr Mike Israetel: Using Meditation To Build Mental Strength | EP 471

In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Mike Israetel joins us for a discussion on meditation, spirituality, and ways to build mental strength. We explore the realm of dreams, their importance, and how they shape our understanding of reality. We also dig deeper into this from a neuroscience perspective, as Mike explains some of the brain’s more complex algorithms and how we can harness them. We round off with a conversation about telepathy, and the science behind cell phones. Dr. Mike Israetel holds a PhD in Sport Physiology, and is currently the head science consultant for Renaissance Periodization. Mike was formerly a professor of Exercise and Sport Science in the School of Public Health at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he taught several courses, including Nutrition for Public Health, Advanced Sports Nutrition and Exercise, and Nutrition and Behavior. He has worked as a consultant on sports nutrition to the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Johnson City, TN, and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific and performance/health conferences, including nutritional seminars at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. A co-founder of Renaissance Periodization, Mike has coached numerous athletes and busy professionals in both diet and weight training. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Mike is himself a competitive bodybuilder and professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappler. Thank you to our sponsors: Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN Align Black Friday Sale! Get 40% off the Align Method Program and 25% off Align Bands from midnight on Thanksgiving until midnight on Sunday the 26th.   Head over to brain.fm/align and get 30% off using the offer code ALIGN and experience deeperfocus, relaxation, and sleep, on demand with Brain.fm.
11/23/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jim Kwik: The Brain Training Handbook | EP 470

In this episode of the Align podcast, coach Jim Kwik talks to us about ways we can incorporate brain training into our daily lives. We slide into the world of cognitive types, or what Jim refers to as “brain animals” - a model that helps us understand how different people think, learn, and lead. We also cover his book, ‘Limitless’, the significance of personalized learning versus traditional school systems, and the role nootropics can play in brain health. Finally, we round off the episode with a discussion on healthy routines to adopt, in order to increase mindfulness.  Jim Kwik is an internationally acclaimed authority in the realm of brain optimization, memory improvement and accelerated learning. With over 30 years of experience, Jim has dedicated his life to helping people tap into their brain’s full potential. From overcoming learning challenges after a childhood brain injury, Jim embarked on a journey with the mission to leave no brain behind. Through his teachings, Jim inspires others to unlock their inner genius, empowering them to live a life of greater power, productivity, and purpose. This November, Jim is unveiling an expanded edition of his New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, "Limitless - Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, Unlock Your Exceptional Life." Since its debut in 2020, "Limitless" has emerged as a touchstone in the field, garnering praise from global thought leaders and luminaries. The book has equipped countless readers with tools for unparalleled productivity, personal transformation, and professional triumph – including the future of work, brain nutrition, brain types, and how AI will impact our daily lives. Thank you to our sponsors: Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN. Align Black Friday Sale! Get 40% off the Align Method Program and 25% off Align Bands from midnight on Thanksgiving until midnight on Sunday the 26th. 
11/16/202358 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dan Clark: How To Unlock Mental Superpowers With Music | EP 469

In this episode of the Align podcast we join Dan Clark, the CEO of Brain.fm, for a deep-dive into the world of acoustic neuroscience, and how sound can impact our internal state, physiology, and concentration. We cover Dan’s journey with Brain.fm , as he sheds light on the ways music can serve as a powerful tool for mental state regulation. We also explore Dan’s experiences with martial arts, and the potential of Brain.fm in managing symptoms of ADHD. Dan Clark, Forbes 30 Under 30 winner, is the CEO of brain.fm, an innovative neuro-technology company. They use science-based music created by composers and artificial intelligence to unlock desired mental states by altering blood flow in the brain. From a young age, Dan developed a deep passion for technology and its transformative power to make a positive impact on the world. His journey began at the age of 13, building websites, and continued into design and advertising businesses. As a director for a boutique ad agency, he generated millions in revenue for multinational brands, demonstrating first-hand how technology can propel businesses to new heights of success. As one of Brain.fm’s first users, he called the company 12 times before they agreed to bring him in for an interview. He worked for free to be part of the mission until he moved to lead technology. Later, he became CEO and liquidated his entire net worth to purchase the company. His mission is to help 1 billion people around the world to be their best self on demand. Thank you to our sponsors: Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN Head over to brain.fm/align and get 30% off using the offer code ALIGN and experience deeperfocus, relaxation, and sleep, on demand with Brain.fm.
11/9/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Shawn Stevenson: How to Heal the Mind Through Diet | EP 468

In this episode of the Align podcast, Shawn Stevenson joins us for a discussion on the ways eating habits can affect our health outcomes. We dive deep into the dangers of TV dinners, and the benefits of communal eating, especially for children. We also cover the rise in autoimmune disorders, and the ways we can better understand our bodies’ signals to pre-empt and treat illnesses. We also discuss Shawn’s book ‘Eat Smarter’, which contains science-backed recipes to improve metabolic health. Shawn Stevenson is the author of the USA Today National bestseller Eat Smarter and the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter. He’s also creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number #1 health podcast in the U.S. with millions of listener downloads each month. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science and became the cofounder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ABC News, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. Thank you to our sponsors: Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN. To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp
11/3/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dave Asprey: Unlocking the Power of Biohacking | EP 467

In this episode, I join Dave Asprey for a deep-deep into the world of biohacking. We explore  the power of stem cells and exosomes in healing and repairing tissue. What’s more, we cover a technique that can reverse Macular degeneration, and alternatives to stem cell treatment. We also dive into Dave’s personal journey with overcoming health issues and optimizing his own physical abilities. Dave Asprey is an award-winning entrepreneur and tech innovator known around the world as, "The Father of Biohacking." He's a multi-New York Times and national bestselling author of Game Changers, Head Strong, The Bulletproof Diet, and Smarter Not Harder, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, and the host of the Webby Award-winning #1 rated health show, The Human Upgrade Podcast (formerly Bulletproof Radio). Dave is the founder and CEO of Upgrade Labs, the first franchise of biohacking gyms, and Danger Coffee, his mineralized, mold-free coffee. Over the last two decades Dave has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. Dave has personally spent over $2 million taking control of his own biology – pushing the bounds of human possibility all in the name of science evolution and revolution. The creator of the Bulletproof diet and innovator of Bulletproof Coffee, Collagen Protein supplements and many more advances in commercial wellness products, Dave’s mission is to empower the entire globe with information and knowledge that unlocks the Super Human in everyone at any age. The proof of these advancements are better sleep, energy, and expanded capacity for all. Thank you to our sponsors: Start your membership today and receive $250 off at⁠ mylifeforce.com/align⁠, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at⁠ drinkAG1.com/ALIGN⁠.
10/26/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 36 seconds
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Food Babe (Vani Hari): The Truth Behind Food Labels | EP 466

In this episode, I join food activist Vani Hari AKA Food Babe to discuss the ways we can all make more mindful food choices and live healthier lives. We explore the tactics used by food companies to mislead consumers, the impacts of chemicals in processed foods, and the need for transparency with labeling. We dive deep into Vani’s avoidance of microwaves, as well as healthier eating habits to implement. We also discuss her latest cookbook, ‘Food Babe Family’, which hits store shelves this week! Vani Hari is a revolutionary food activist, a New York Times best-selling author, co-founder of the organic food brand Truvani, and was named one of the “Most Influential People on the Internet” by Time magazine. Hari started FoodBabe.com to spread information about what is really in the American food supply. She teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, and how to travel healthfully around the world. Visit her online at: foodbabe.com Her new cookbook Food Babe Family will officially hit stores October 17, 2023. Thank you to our sponsors: Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN Join over 8 million men worldwide who trust MANSCAPED with this exclusive offer for you…. 20% off and free worldwide shipping with code ALIGN at manscaped.com.
10/19/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ellen Langer: How to Optimize Your Physiology with Your Mind | EP 465

In this episode, I join Ellen Langer for a discussion about mindful living and the ways it can impact health and wellbeing. We dive deep into the power of placebos, and how mindfulness can transform our relationships with others. From decision-making to healing and personal growth, we explore the ways a healthy mindset can counter the aging process. We also discuss the importance of prioritizing happiness over all else, and the strength it takes to live a full and exciting life.  Ellen J. Langer was the first woman to be tenured in psychology at Harvard, where she is still professor of psychology. The recipient of three Distinguished Scientists awards, the Arthur W. Staats Award for Unifying Psychology, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Liberty Science Genius Award, Dr. Langer is the author of eleven other books, including the international bestseller Mindfulness, as well as The Power of Mindful Learning, Counterclockwise and On Becoming an Artist. Her trailblazing experiments in social psychology have earned her inclusion in The New York Times Magazine’s “Year in Ideas” issue. She is known worldwide as the “mother of mindfulness” and the “mother of positive psychology.” She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Thank you to our sponsors: To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN
10/12/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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David Weck: How to Move with Power and Efficiency | EP 464

In this episode, I join David Weck for a discussion about the world of barefoot shoes, advancements in physical therapy, and the power of natural movement patterning. David shares his insights on the importance of foot strength, locomotion patterns, and the interconnectedness of the body. We also delve into the fascinating concept of spiral mechanics and how it affects our movement. So, join us as we uncover the secrets of proper alignment and how it can revolutionize the way we move athletically. David Weck is the creator of WeckMethod and the CEO and Founder of BOSU Fitness. He is the inventor of the BOSU Balance Trainer, the new WeckMethod BOSU Elite, the RMT Club, and other products. He has worked in fitness for more than 22 years and has helped people of all fitness levels including elite athletes from multiple sports. He is a consummate student of movement who believes physical education is the foundation for a happy and healthier world. Thank you to our sponsors: To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Join over 8 million men worldwide who trust MANSCAPED with this exclusive offer for you…. 20% off and free worldwide shipping with code ALIGN at manscaped.com.
10/5/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 21 seconds
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Prince Ea: The Science of Feeling Good | EP 463

In this episode, I join Prince Ea for a discussion about self-acceptance, meditation, and fitness. We dive deep into relationships, and how love is ultimately the cure for everything. We explore an ideal morning routine, starting with sunlight, movement, and meditation. We then dig into the role fitness plays in our lives, and the ways in which giving back can be a healthy process for ourselves and those around us. Richard Williams, better known by his stage name Prince Ea, is an American rapper, spoken word artist, and civil rights activist from St Louis, MO. Prince Ea is a familiar face for anyone with a newsfeed: he's accumulated over 1 billion views on Facebook and YouTube. His messages of compassion in the form of content-heavy spoken word poetry has earned him global recognition as an social influencer on peace and civil rights with a focus on education. His "I Just Sued the School System" video received 7.9 million views. He is a graduate of University of Missouri-St. Louis. Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Join over 8 million men worldwide who trust MANSCAPED with this exclusive offer for you…. 20% off and free worldwide shipping with code ALIGN at manscaped.com.
9/28/202346 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr. Mike Israetel: Breaking Down The Science Behind Muscle Growth | EP 462

In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Mike Israetel talks to us about the science behind muscle growth, and the ways we can optimise our training methods. We dive into the debate between partial rep and full rep training, and which exercises are better for high-level athletes. We explore the importance of a high power-to-weight ratio in sports like jiu-jitsu and football. We also tackle the age-old question: What is the ideal rep range for muscle growth? We end the episode with the best way to train for someone who is “skinny-fat”. Dr. Mike Israetel holds a PhD in Sport Physiology, and is currently the head science consultant for Renaissance Periodization. Mike was formerly a professor of Exercise and Sport Science in the School of Public Health at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he taught several courses, including Nutrition for Public Health, Advanced Sports Nutrition and Exercise, and Nutrition and Behavior. He has worked as a consultant on sports nutrition to the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Johnson City, TN, and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific and performance/health conferences, including nutritional seminars at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. A co-founder of Renaissance Periodization, Mike has coached numerous athletes and busy professionals in both diet and weight training. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Mike is himself a competitive bodybuilder and professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappler. Thank you to our sponsors: Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off additional purchases with code ALIGN Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN. To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp
9/21/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mark Bell: Using Exercise To Unlock Your Potential | EP 461

In this episode of the Align podcast, Mark Bell talks to us about the changing nature of the fitness industry. We start with a brief discussion on the effects of psychedelics and its rising popularity. We dive deep into the benefits of exercise for mental wellbeing, and different ways you can develop a more holistic approach to training. We also explore the dangers of overeating for non-athletes and athletes alike, and cover Mark’s experiences with powerlifting and the culture of steroid use in the fitness industry. Mark “Smelly“ Bell is a meathead millionaire who has leveraged a successful powerlifting career into a multi-million dollar business empire. Mark has spent most of his 20s and 30s working on becoming a world ranked powerlifter. He is currently ranked in the top 10 of all-time powerlifters, with a total of 2,628 lb. He has squatted 1,080 lbs, bench pressed 854 lbs, and deadlifted 766 lbs. Mark continues to train in his own gym in West Sacramento, CA: Super Training Gym. STG is open to the public on weekends and is Free! Mark has spent most of his life in the gym either working on himself, or training with the best athletes and trainers in the world. You can now access that experience by visiting Markbell.com. Workouts, nutrition advice and training videos are available and updated daily. Mark Bell and Nsima Inyang have teamed up to offer a widely popular podcast, Mark Bell’s Power Project. They talk on a variety of topics including training, nutrition, current events and bathroom humor. Available on iTunes and Youtube. Thank you to our sponsors: Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN. Join over 8 million men worldwide who trust MANSCAPED with this exclusive offer for you…. 20% off and free worldwide shipping with code ALIGN at manscaped.com.
9/14/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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SHOULD you or SHOULDN’T you squat below 90 degrees? Joel Seedman vs Zack Telander | EP 450

In this episode of the Align podcast, Joel Seedman and Zack Telander debate whether or not ATG squats are ultimately harmful for athletes and non-athletes alike. Joel dives deep into his stance, that squatting heavy loads below 90 degrees can be a dangerous movement . What’s more, he argues that it can cause premature aging of the body. Zack, on the other hand, explores the benefits of movements like ATG squats. He argues that removing exercises entirely from a programme is too hard a line to draw. We end the episode with a challenge for both coaches.  Whose side are you on? Thank you to our sponsors: To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN.
9/7/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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Marc Gafni: Navigating The Mind, Body, And Heart Connection | EP 459

In this episode of the Align podcast, Marc Gafni talks about the mind, body, and heart connection. He covers the different ways tension manifests in the body, and the ways we can communicate with music. He also dives deep into the importance of our psychological self, mystical self, and future self, as ways to view our past, present, and future. We end the conversation with an exploration of love and compassion, and methods to be more mindful in day-to-day life. Dr. Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, and passionate philosopher. He is known for his “source code teachings,” including Unique Self theory, the Five Selves, the Amorous Cosmos, A Politics of Evolutionary Love, A Return to Eros and Digital Intimacy. He is author of over twenty-five books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, as well as Orthodox rabbinic ordination. He teaches on the cutting edge of philosophy and spirit in the West, with the aim of participating in the articulation of what Dr. Gafni together with Dr. Zak Stein and colleagues are calling CosmoErotic Humanism. At the core of CosmoErotic Humanism is what Dr. Gafni and Dr. Stein are calling ‘First Principles and First Values,’ Anthro-Ontology and a “Universal Grammar of Value.” This shared story rooted in First Principles and First Values can then serve as the matrix for a global ethos for a global civilization. Dr. Gafni is the Co-Founder and Co-President of the Office for the Future, the Center for World Religion and Philosophy and the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. At the core of their shared missions is the articulation and delivery into culture of a Great Library - in multiple forms - which participates in evolving the source code of consciousness and culture in response to the Meta Crisis. Thank you to our sponsors: Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN. Join over 8 million men worldwide who trust MANSCAPED with this exclusive offer for you…. 20% off and free worldwide shipping with code ALIGN at manscaped.com. 
8/31/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 56 seconds
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Robert Edward Grant: Digging Deeper Into The Human Experience | EP 458

In this episode of the Align podcast, Robert Edward Grant talks to us about aligning one’s chakras, drawing from ancient teachings and modern perspectives. We dive deep into the impact of psychedelic substances like Psilocybin, and its effects on consciousness. We also explore the symbolism behind the Vitruvian man and Egypt’s pyramids. We cover philosophical ideas of good and evil, and ultimately what it means to be human. “If we can change our perceptions on things, then that can have a massive impact on the world in and of itself.” — Robert Edward Grant Robert Grant is a successful entrepreneur and best-selling author of the books PHILOMATH and POLYMATH. His life is immersed in curiosity and an insatiable desire to learn. He’s traveled to 140 countries and lived in nine, learning different languages to learn about the cultures. While studying under a music scholarship, Robert realized he wanted to help people, so he shifted into healthcare, following a dream of sound-based medicine.   Time spent in the pharmaceutical industry taught Robert that we need a systemic change in the healthcare industry, so he shifted his focus to become a catalyst for change in a larger system that no longer serves us. Looking through the prism of the u”in”verse (the cosmic system of matter and energy of which we are a part), Robert began his journey of self-discovery. Now, he shares practical applications of the interconnectedness of physics and the fundamental constants, music, geometry, and prime number theory. He inspires a global community through heartfelt, accessible, yet in-depth talks, and has been featured on TedX and Gaia News.  Robert is a prolific inventor and founder of several corporate enterprises, including the growth equity holding company, Strathspey Crown LLC, and Crown Sterling Limited LLC, a next- generation Cryptography company, based on discoveries from his work in geometry and mathematics. He is a prodigious artist, sculptor, music theorist, musician, and author of several research and patent publications spanning biology, DNA combinatorics, number theory, geometry, and physics.   Robert doesn’t consider himself a mathematician, but a human being who is learning the language of the universe. “There’s a global renaissance of understanding and awareness happening right now. As people free their minds and their awareness and consciousness, consciousness lifts and perspectives shift. As the heart and brain merge together in this heart-brain consciousness, you’re going to see more, and more, and more of these new realizations for humanity. I think we’re here to learn who we actually are. And that’s the greatest encryption of all.” Thank you to our sponsors: Go to boncharge.com/ALIGN and use coupon code ALIGN15 to save 15%. To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN.
8/24/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 24 seconds
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Amanda Bucci: Navigating Self Compassion, Jealousy, And Polyamory | EP 457

In this episode of the Align podcast, Amanda Bucci talks to us about building healthy relationships online, and the value of emotional communication. We dive deep into our relationships with social media, and how this impacts our day-to-day lives. We also explore Amanda’s own experiences with polyamory, and the lessons we can all take from this, including how to navigate jealousy in a relationship. We end with a discussion on the best ways to create emotional safety in your relationships, and how to come to terms with feelings of shame and self-loathing online.  Amanda is a business coach, conscious leadership coach, creative entrepreneur, and influencer. She helps digital entrepreneurs and creators start, grow, and scale their businesses using strategies rooted in authenticity, alignment, and transformational healing. She's the host of the Bucci Radio Podcast [7 million+ downloads] and the founder of the Entrepreneurial Archetype Quiz™; a personality quiz for entrepreneurs to create faster, more effortless success by operating from who they are at their core. Thank you to our sponsors: To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN. Join over 8 million men worldwide who trust MANSCAPED with this exclusive offer for you…. 20% off and free worldwide shipping with code ALIGN at manscaped.com. 
8/17/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dr Caroline Leaf: How to Master Your Mind And Rewire Trauma | EP 456

In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr Caroline Leaf talks to us about the mind-brain connection and the prevailing misconceptions about mental wellbeing. We also look into the Neuro Cycle method - a system designed to change the way you understand and manage your thoughts.  We dive into the true nature of trauma, and the value in observing your body’s signals as they relate to mental wellbeing. We finish the episode with the benefits of writing to organise your mind.  Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist, audiologist, and clinical and cognitive neuroscientist specializing in psychoneurobiology and metacognitive neuropsychology. Her passion is to help people see the power of the mind to change the brain, control chaotic thinking, and find mental peace. Since the early 1980s, Dr. Leaf has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. As a highly sought-after expert on mental health, she is the host of the top-rated podcast, Cleaning Up the Mental Mess. Dr. Leaf is also the author of several bestselling books, including Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, Switch On Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, The Perfect You, Think, Learn, Succeed, and many more. She has a Master’s and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics. Dr Leaf does ongoing research and clinical trials in the field of psychoneurobiology in order to improve mental health interventions. Thank you to our sponsors: Go to boncharge.com/ALIGN and use coupon code ALIGN15 to save 15%. To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN.
8/10/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Peter Crone: The Keys to Unlocking Your Potential and Breaking Addiction | EP 455

In this episode of the Align podcast, Peter Crone talks to us about addiction, and the ways we can use trauma to empower our life choices. We also look to reprogram the ways we view our addictions, and dig deeper into the narratives of inadequacy and self-judgement that we all tell ourselves. We dive into the true nature of desire, and how we can all take control of our lives by aligning ourselves with what we say. We finish the episode with an exploration of self-love and the way it can play a pivotal role in our lives. Peter Crone is a thought leader in human potential and performance. He devotes his life to sharing insights and strategies to create an inspired life and find true freedom by awakening new levels of awareness. Peter helps redesign the subconscious mind that drives behavior and performance and uses the wisdom of Ayurveda to help people find balance through diet and lifestyle. He’s worked with entertainers, professional athletes, as well as global organizations. Thank you to our sponsors: Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/ALIGN. To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN
8/3/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 27 seconds
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Laird Hamilton: The Immutable Laws of Excellence and Longevity | EP 454

In this episode of the Align podcast, Laird Hamilton talks to us about surfing, and the ways we should embrace chaos on a daily basis. We dive deep into his childhood in Hawaii and his affinity for surfing at a young age. We also explore his secrets for longevity, and how he maintains health and fitness at fifty-nine years old. We cover some of the habits everyone should build in order to live a more emotionally, spiritually, and physically balanced lifestyle. Laird Hamilton is known as the guiding genius of crossover board sports and is largely considered the primary influence behind many surfing innovations, including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and hydrofoil boarding. Surfer Magazine has labelled Laird as, “the sport’s most complete surfer, displaying almost unnerving expertise in a multitude of disciplines, and flat out surfing’s biggest, boldest, bravest, and the best big wave surfer in the world today, bar none.” Thank you to our sponsors: Lifeforce: Start your membership today and receive $250 off at mylifeforce.com/align, and get 15% off addition purchases with code ALIGN Bon Charge: Go to boncharge.com/ALIGN and use coupon code ALIGN15 to save 15% AMP: To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp
7/27/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 31 seconds
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Zak Williams: Exploring The Mental Health Epidemic And Our Relationship With Death | EP 453

In this episode of the Align podcast, Zak Williams talks about the current mental health epidemic, and its impact on future generations. We dive deep into his childhood and his relationship with his late father, actor Robin Williams. We also explore the long-term impact of digital overcrowding and its effects on mental wellbeing, as well as coping mechanisms for trauma. A lot can be solved by celebrating loved ones, tapping into our self-awareness, and being kinder to ourselves and others.  Zak Williams is CEO and co-founder of neurotransmitter health company PYM, a mental health advocate and speaker, and an investor in technology and consumer packaged goods companies. Zak is passionate about developing best-in-class products and experiences to provide effective, sustainable products for supporting optimal mental wellness and alleviating anxiety and depression through mental hygiene. As a mental health advocate, he focuses his time and effort on sharing his story and his experiences to support initiatives and campaigns seeking to remove the stigma and address the challenges associated with mental health topics. Zak is a US trustee of the international advocacy organization United for Global Mental Health, a board member of mental health awareness non-profit Bring Change 2 Mind, and an advisor to national policy organization Inseparable and the mental health tech platform Project Healthy Minds. He received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from New York university where he majored in Linguistics. Thank you to our sponsors: Align Method: To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Bon Charge: Go to boncharge.com/ALIGN and use coupon code ALIGN15 to save 15%.
7/13/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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Connor Beaton: Exploring Porn Addiction And Why People Cheat | EP 452

In this episode of the Align podcast, Connor Beaton talks about finding purpose as a man and tapping into your emotional well-being. We dive deep into relationship dynamics, why people cheat, and where we seek validation from. We also explore porn addiction and how it can affect our perceptions of sex and intimacy. Does it give men a sense of power or is it a form of self-sabotage? We also cover the power of victimhood, the fear of rejection and healing the toxicity within ourselves. Connor Beaton is the founder of ManTalks, an international organization focused on improving the lives, relationships, and leadership of men. Connor is also an international speaker, author of the best-selling book Men’s Work, host of a top-ranked podcast and works with men who are looking to lead themselves and their lives more effectively. Since founding ManTalks, Connor has spoken on stage at TEDx, with Lewis Howes, Gary Vaynerchuk, Danielle LaPorte, and has been featured on platforms like the United Nations, Forbes, Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, CBC and the National Post. Thank you to our sponsors: MANSCAPED: Use code ALIGN for 20% off and free worldwide shipping at: manscaped.com. To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to: https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp
7/6/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pavel Stuchlik AKA NOA|AON: The Power Of BreathWork And How Radiation Affects Our Health | EP 451

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Pavel tells us all about breathwork, whether it can be a way to re-surface past trauma and how that can help us heal. We also touch upon the importance of building trust and connection within ourselves, others and our environment. We then discuss natural and manmade EMFs and how those can affect our physiology. Pavel shares the frequencies that we consume daily and how those can be reduced for a healthier lifestyle. We also talk about our individual and collective consciousness, how to manifest the life we want and what it means to surrender. Listen to the episode for a bonus 15-minute breathwork experience to reset your system! NOA|AON, also known as Pavel Stuchlik. With over 15 years of experience traveling the world and immersing himself in some of the most rigorous teachings, NOA has become an expert in transformation, self-realization and harmonious living. As an internationally conscious DJ/producer, serial impact 7-figure entrepreneur and investor, certified Ambassador of Peace, and Wim Hof instructor, NOA has a unique and diverse set of skills that he brings to his workshops, immersive experiences, retreats, and lectures. His teachings integrate ancient wisdom with modern science and technology to provide simple daily routines that can help you achieve unity, love, and joy in your life. One of NOA's most notable experiences was spending a total of 40 days in darkness with no food living with breatharians in Thailand. From this experience, NOA|AON has brought back some of the most effective teachings and created a movement with #noamovement, which aims to bring people back to unity, love, and joy. Thank you to our sponsors: To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to: https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp To try Qi-Shield and the whole Qi line of EMF mitigation devices with results guaranteed in 30 days or your money back, and get 30% off with code ALIGN30 & free EMF webinar education, head to: https://noaaon.com/
6/29/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 4 seconds
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Layla Martin: How To Have Mind-Blowing Sex And The Different Types Of Orgasms | EP 450

In today’s episode of The Align Podcast, Layla and I dive deep into human sexuality. We discuss the concept of ‘Sex Magic’ and how you can use your erotic energies to amplify your sexual power. We also talk about how religion and porn affect our ideas of sex and intimacy and why people may be afraid of exploring their own bodies. Layla also tells us about the different pleasure practices, how to increase libido and the connection between the masculine and feminine energies during sex. If you want to learn more about your body and the different types of orgasms, you won’t want to miss this one. Layla Martin studied human sexuality and human biology at Stanford and then spent a decade learning from Tantric masters in the jungles of Asia. She combines modern science with the effective practices of Tantra to inspire people to heal trauma or shame and fully awaken their sexuality. As the founder of the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, Layla teaches people how to experience more epic sex and legendary love through her trademarked VITA™ Method. She has a potent approach to up-levelling sex and life, and she shares her practices on her YouTube channel, which has nearly 90 million views to date. Thank you so our sponsors: To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to: https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp Magnesium Breakthrough: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast
6/22/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mark Sisson: How To Overcome Stress And Live A Longer Life | EP 449

If you had the chance to be immortal, would you take it? In today’s episode of The Align Podcast, Mark Sisson and I get into the concept of longevity. We discuss the mind and body relationship, facing mortality and how our attitude can help you lead a better life. We also talk about what it means to age and whether stress impacts our lifespan. Mark also tells us about the importance of footwear for foot health and what inspired him to start his business.  Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark's Daily Apple, as well as the Primal Kitchen condiment empire. He's a record-holding endurance athlete and author of numerous books including the Primal Blueprint, the Keto Reset Diet, and Keto for Life. Thank you to our sponsors: Athletic Greens: For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, go to: athleticgreens.com/align. To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to: https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp
6/15/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dr. David Spiegel: The Meaning Of Hypnosis And How It Helps Heal Our Traumas | EP 448

In today’s episode of The Align Podcast, David Spiegel and I talk all things hypnosis. From the positive effects it can have on our physiology to the dark sides of the practice. We also discuss the relationship between our minds and bodies and whether we’re able to restructure our perception of pain and stress through thought. David tells us about the power of breathing for our brain activity and how it can act as a self-soothing practice. We also get into the meaning of trauma, how to overcome it and whether hypnosis can play a part in healing from it. Dr. David Spiegel is Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975, and was Chair of the Stanford University Faculty Senate from 2010-2011. Dr. Spiegel has more than 40 years of clinical and research experience studying psycho-oncology, stress and health, pain control, sleep, hypnosis, and conducting randomized clinical trials involving psychotherapy for cancer patients. He has published thirteen books, over 400 scientific journal articles, and hundreds of book chapters on hypnosis, psychosocial oncology, stress physiology, trauma, and psychotherapy. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Fetzer Institute, the Dana Foundation for Brain Sciences, and the Nathan S. Cummings Foundation. He is Past President of the American College of Psychiatrists and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and is a Member of the National Academy of Medicine. He was invited to speak on hypnosis at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2018. Magnesium Breakthrough: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast Vivobarefoot: They are offering a 100-day free trial on their footwear. You can purchase yours today with an exclusive 15% discount for our listeners at: vivobarefoot.com/align To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to: https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp
6/8/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 52 seconds
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Khalil Rafati: Overcoming Addiction And The Power Of Therapy | EP 447

In this week’s episode of the Align Podcast, Khalil shares his experiences with addiction, abuse and his eventual journey to sobriety. He also dives into how the traumatic experiences in his life shaped him to be the person he is today. We talk about the meaning of intimacy, the power of therapy and the importance of healing our inner child. We also discuss the societal stigmas around crying, how the ego can negatively influence our decisions and whether the law of attraction actually exists. At 33 years old, Khalil Rafati weighed 109 pounds and was living on the streets of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, addicted to heroin and cocaine. With nowhere to go but up, he decided to get sober. Then he discovered juicing. Now, Khalil Rafati is a speaker, author, and health & wellness entrepreneur. He is the owner of SunLife Organics, a rapidly growing chain of popular juice and smoothie bars in the United States. Additionally, he is the author of the best-selling book "I Forgot to Die" as well as his newest release "Remembering to Live." He also founded Malibu Beach Yoga and Riviera Recovery, a transitional living facility for drug addicts and alcoholics. Thank you to our sponsors: Athletic Greens: For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, go to: athleticgreens.com/align. To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp
6/1/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 11 seconds
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Humble The Poet: Seeking Validation And Embracing Our Vulnerability | EP 446

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Humble the Poet and I have a meaningful conversation about building relationships, understanding vulnerability and how to live up to our truth. We also discuss the concept of Sikhism and the 5 thieves of life.  Do we rely too much on dopamine, approval and validation? Humble the Poet delves into the importance of finding inner peace and being mindful of society's influence on our desires. Once we stop judging our own behaviours, we can become more compassionate towards ourselves and others.  Humble The Poet (Kanwer Singh), is a Canadian-born rapper, spoken-word artist, poet, internationally bestselling author, and former elementary school teacher. What began as reciting spoken word poetry in coffee shops to impress girls evolved into a creative adventure that has spanned the last 10 years; crossing genres, mediums and oceans. His first two releases UNLEARN & THINGS NOBODY CAN TEACH US have become international bestsellers. Visit him at HumbleThePoet.com. Magnesium Breakthrough: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast Vivobarefoot: Vivobarefoot are offering a 100-day free trial on their footwear. You can purchase yours today with an exclusive 15% discount for our listeners at: vivobarefoot.com/align Athletic Greens: For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase go to: athleticgreens.com/align
5/25/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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Paul Saladino: Is Your Underwear Destroying Your Sexual Health? | EP 445

In this episode of The Align Podcast, Paul and I discuss the endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our homes, their impact on our health and how to avoid them. We also debate the real meaning of cholesterol and what you can do to improve your cardiovascular fitness. Paul emphasizes the need for intuitive eating to improve our lives and the health implications of fake meat. We also talk about ‘ghost poops’, why humans may fear their own nature, and how different types of underwear can affect our genitalia.  Paul Saladino is a double board-certified MD, host of the Fundamental Health podcast, and author of The Carnivore Code and The Carnivore Code Cookbook. Thank you to our sponsors: LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com Athletic Greens: For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, go to: athleticgreens.com/align To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp
5/18/20232 hours, 26 seconds
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Kute Blackson: What It Means To Surrender And The Power Of Truth

In this episode of The Align Podcast, Kute Blackson and I unlock some of the deepest knots that we might have within ourselves around limiting belief systems. We discuss what could be blocking us from the things that we want and how the truth can reveal our purpose in life. We also define what it means to surrender and the importance of it in unlocking our lives. We then talk about the role our ego plays in our lives and how we may be unconsciously blocking ourselves from love. KUTE BLACKSON is a beloved inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. He speaks at countless events he organizes around the world as well as at outside events including A-Fest, YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), and EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization). He is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, a select group of one hundred of the world’s foremost authorities in the personal development industry. Winner of the 2019 Unity New Thought Walden Award, Blackson is widely considered a next generation leader in the field of personal development. His mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life’s purpose. Thank you to our sponsors: Magnesium Breakthrough: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast Vivobarefoot: They are offering a 100-day free trial on their footwear. You can purchase yours today with an exclusive 15% discount for our listeners at: vivobarefoot.com/align To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to: https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp
5/11/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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Boyd Varty: The Meaning Of Being Human, Overcoming Trauma And Learning To Say 'I Don't Know'

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Boyd tells us how African safaris can relate to the journey into our own lives. He also emphasizes how important it is to connect with nature for our personal well-being, especially in a world where technology is dehumanizing us on many levels. Boyd shares his personal experience with trauma and how he embarked on a healing journey through transformational practices and doing the work. Join us as we discuss what it means to be human, how to live towards the feeling and giving into the idea of "I don't know”. Boyd Varty is the author of two books, The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life and his memoir, Cathedral of the Wild. He has been featured in The New York Times, on NBC, and in other media and has taught his philosophy of “tracking your life” to individuals and companies around the world. Boyd is a wildlife and literacy activist who has spent the last ten years refining the art of using wilderness as a place for deep introspection and personal transformation. He grew up in South Africa on Londolozi Game Reserve, a former hunting ground that was transformed into a nature preserve by Boyd’s father and uncle—both visionaries of the restoration movement. Under his family’s stewardship, the Reserve became renowned not only as a sanctuary for animals but as a place where once-ravaged land was able to flourish again and where the human spirit could be restored. When Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years of imprisonment, he went to Londolozi to recover. Boyd has a degree in psychology from the University of South Africa. He is a TED speaker and the host of the *Track Your Life* podcast. LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to: https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, go to: athleticgreens.com/align.
5/4/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 9 seconds
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Danny Morel: Overcoming Toxic Masculinity And Finding Your Truth

In this episode of the Align podcast, Danny and I dive deep into psychedelics, intimacy within oneself, and our relationships with others. We talk about the masculine and feminine energies, how they differ and their importance in our lives. Danny also shares his personal journey on how he found his truth, opened himself up to love and was able to let go of the past. We also discuss toxic masculinity and how to overcome our insecurities. Danny Morel is an entrepreneur turned life coach and spiritual guide who has helped thousands to achieve true abundance in their finances, relationships, and health through deep healing work and spiritual awakenings. Danny is known for hosting Awaken Your Highest Self, which is an event that takes place multiple times a year in Austin, TX, and additionally The Higher Self podcast, one of the top spirituality podcasts in the US. Thank you to our sponsors: To start the FREE TRIAL of the Align Method Program, head to: https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp HVMN: Use code ALIGN-20 for 20% off at: https://hvmn.com/align Magnesium Breakthrough: Use code ALIGN10 at: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast Athletic Greens: For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase go to: athleticgreens.com/align Vivobarefoot: They are offering a 100-day free trial on their footwear. You can purchase yours today with an exclusive 15% discount for our listeners at: vivobarefoot.com/align
4/27/20231 hour, 23 seconds
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Thomas DeLauer: 100 Pound Weight Loss Transformation And Intermittent Fasting

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Thomas and I discuss the biochemistry of what happens with nutrition, movement and exercise science. We get into the psychosomatic components of health, fitness and how to develop a sustainable relationship with food. Thomas shares his story of how he lost 100 pounds in a year and how he managed to change his perception of who he was in a constructive way. We also talk about fasting, what it means, how humans seek community around food and how that contributes to our emotional well-being. Thomas DeLauer is a Nutritionist and Expert in Diet, Cognitive Nutrition and Performance. He is motivated by a guiding ethos of integrated optimization: if you perform better, so does the world. Thomas reaches more than 15 million viewers monthly (on average) through his Youtube channel, where he translates experience and learning from his own health transformation utilizing intermittent fasting and other forms of nutrition into actionable steps for his dedicated community of 2.85 million subscribers. Thank you to our sponsors: HVMN: Use code ALIGN for 20% off at: https://hvmn.com/align LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com AthleticGreens: For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase go to: athleticgreens.com/align
4/20/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds
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Kelly and Juliet Starrett: Breath Regulation and Becoming a Supple Leopard

In this episode of The Align Podcast, we talk all about how to create a healthier lifestyle through movement. We discuss how you can start to change the way you breathe, how to regulate your nervous system and how to improve your cognitive function. Kelly and Juliet also share how they keep their communication healthy and how relationships significantly affect our physiology. We also touch upon the importance of sitting on the floor, how transformative walking can be, and how we can create a community through movement. Kelly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is the co-author of the New York Times bestsellers Becoming a Supple Leopard and Ready to Run and the Wall Street Journal bestseller Deskbound. Kelly was also the co-founder of San Francisco CrossFit, the 21st CrossFit affiliate. Kelly consults with athletes and coaches from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB the US Olympic Team and CrossFit works with elite Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard forces, and consults with corporations on employee health and well-being. Dr. Starrett’s work is not limited to coaches and athletes; his methods apply equally well to children, desk jockeys, and anyone dealing with injury and chronic pain. He believes that every human being should know how to move and be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves. Juliet Starrett is an entrepreneur, attorney, author, and podcaster. She is co-founder and CEO of TheReadyState.com, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance as well as former CEO of San Francisco CrossFit, one of the first 50 CrossFit affiliates. She is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Deskbound and co-host of The Ready State Podcast. Before turning her attention to The Ready State and San Francisco CrossFit full-time, Juliet had a successful career as an attorney, practicing complex commercial litigation at Reed Smith for nearly eight years. Thank you to our sponsors: Magnesium Breakthrough: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com Vivobarefoot are offering 100-day free trial on their footwear. You can purchase yours today with an exclusive 15% discount for our listeners at vivobarefoot.com/align
4/13/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 24 seconds
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Danielle LaPorte: Defining The Ego And Navigating Pain

In this episode of The Align Podcast, Danielle and I dive deep into our emotions, what they mean and how to tap into our consciousness. We debate the masculine and feminine energies and how each of us has a different right of passage when growing up. We then discuss the ego, what it means and how it differs from wisdom. Danielle also tells us how her perception of the heart shifted over the years, what the best kind of therapy is and how to be your healthiest self. Danielle LaPorte is a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” The former director of a future studies think tank in Washington, DC, where she managed a team creating global scenarios. She now speaks about the intelligence of the heart. Her most recent book, How To Be Loving…when your heart is breaking open and the world is waking up, is also an Audiobook + ebook, with a companion deck and journal. Danielle is also the author of The Fire Starter Sessions, The Desire Map, White Hot Truth, and producer of dozens of meditation kits and online programs for spiritual support. Danielle is the creator of the Heart-Centered Membership and the Heart-Centered Leadership Program with 400+ leaders in 30 countries hosting conversation circles, retreats, and workshops in all kinds of communities and businesses. Her podcast, With Love, Danielle, often ranks in iTunes’ top 10 for wellness. Most of her offerings—from the Heart-Centered Membership to her online classes—are on a pay-what-you-choose basis. Named one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by Forbes, millions of people a month visit DanielleLaPorte.com. Marianne Williamson refers to Danielle “as a bright light.” V (formerly known as Eve Ensler) calls her “a force field of energy, wonder, humour, and love.” Her charities of choice are Ally Global Foundation, helping survivors of human trafficking to rebuild their lives (@allyglobal), Trees Sisters’ reforestation projects (@treesisters_official), and VDay, a movement to end violence against women and girls (vdayorg). HVMN: Use code ALIGN for 20% off at: https://hvmn.me/align LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com
4/6/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 19 seconds
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Steven Kotler: The Myths Around Aging And The Misconceptions About Trauma

In this episode of the Align podcast, Steven and I talk about what it means to get older and the myths around ageing. We also discuss how we can develop wisdom, where it exists in the brain and how we can access it as we get older. Steven tells us about how you can age more healthily by staying creative, spending time in nature, nurturing social connections and more. We also touch upon the misconceptions about trauma and its benefits. If you want to find out how to thrive in your older years, give this a listen! Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. Steven is the author of eleven bestsellers (out of fourteen books), including The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 50 languages, and has appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and the Harvard Business Review. Alongside his wife, author Joy Nicholson, he is also the co-founder of The Buddy Sue Hospice Home for Old Dogs, a canine elder care facility, and Rancho de Chihuahua, a dog rescue and sanctuary. HVMN: Use code ALIGN for 20% off at: https://hvmn.me/align Vivobarefoot: For a 100-day free trial on their footwear, purchase yours today with an exclusive 15% discount for our listeners at:⁠ vivobarefoot.com/align⁠ Athletic Greens: For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase go to: athleticgreens.com/align.
3/30/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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Daniele Bolelli: The Loneliness Epidemic And The Importance Of Human Connection

When is the last time you called your friends? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Daniele and I talk all about the loneliness epidemic and how little it's talked about amongst men in particular. We discuss how we should rebuild the foundations of our society in order to make it easier for people to express themselves and release their emotions and how physical communication varies between cultures. Daniele also touches upon the ‘friendship recession’ and whether capitalism pushes us towards sacrificing our relationships in exchange for successful careers. Human contact and connection are the foundation for health and well-being, but our society is currently in a deficit of close human relationships. Have a listen to find out how we can change the narrative! Daniele Bolelli (born January 11, 1974) is an Italian writer, university professor, martial artist, and podcaster based in Southern California. He is the author of several books on philosophy, and martial arts, including On the Warrior's Path. Known for his writing since the 1990s in Italy and the early 2000s in the United States, Bolelli rose to greater public prominence in the 2010s, beginning with his appearances on popular podcasts such as The Joe Rogan Experience. He went on to create his own podcasts, and has hosted The Drunken Taoist since 2012 and History on Fire since 2015.Bolelli holds⁠ M.As⁠ in American Indian Studies and history from UCLA and California State University, Long Beach, and did postdoctoral research in history at Cardiff University.[3] As a professor, he has taught a wide variety of courses in the arts, humanities, and social sciences on topics including Native American history and culture, Taoist philosophy, and Ancient Rome. He teaches at CSULB and Santa Monica College. Thank you to our sponsors: Align Method Program: To start the Free Trial head to:⁠ https://www.alignpodcast.com/amp⁠ Sleep Breakthrough: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: ⁠sleepbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast⁠ LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: ⁠mylifeforce.com
3/23/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 6 seconds
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Blu of Earth: Exploring The Human Experience And Finding Your Self-Worth

In this episode of The Align Podcast, Blu and I talk about some of the deepest and most meaningful aspects of the human experience. We discuss how crucial it is to learn about emotional intelligence, non-violent communication and self-exploration. Blu also tells us about her experience with hearing loss and how that played into feelings of loneliness and insecurity. She expresses how important it is to become aware of one’s powers and learn to love ourselves for who we truly are. We also delve into our relationship with fear, how we perceive the world and the shift in consciousness within our society.  Blu is a highly entertaining and engaging storyteller, activation artist, podcast host and the co-founder of Florescence – a modern mystery school for women. She has dedicated the past decade to her understanding of the medicinal nature of the plant kingdom, as well as the archetypal nature of the collective unconscious, so that she may enter into the shamanic realms of transmuting suffering into liberation for everyone she comes into contact with. Her name is an acronym meaning Beauty, Love, and Unity – and it is her life's work to anchor these frequencies into Earth by creating media as medicine. Blu’s genius is born out of her journey with hearing loss, which has taken her to places of deep listening within her being, which has gifted her access to sensory perception beyond the 5 senses. However, her brilliance lies in her ability to keep her feet rooted into the Earth so that she can bring us these golden truths of beauty, love and unity in a way that is playful and authentic. Thank you to our sponsors: Levels: For 2 free months of the Levels Membership go to: levels.link/ALIGN HVMN: Use code ALIGN for 20% off at: https://hvmn.com/align Athletic Greens: For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase go to athleticgreens.com/align.
3/16/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 17 seconds
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Neeta Bhushan: How to Embrace the Joy in Chaos and Find Magic in the Moment

How many real connections do you actually have in your life? In this episode of The Align Podcast, Neeta Bhushan and I talk all about moving through the hard things in your life and having a deeper understanding of your emotions. We discuss the loneliness epidemic within our society and how to combat those feelings of isolation. We also speak on our experiences with anxiety, how our body holds all of our deepest wounds and how we’re able to connect to those in order to heal. Neeta also shares her own personal story of loss and grief and how she managed to turn the lessons in her life into learning for others. As co-founder of the Global Grit Institute, a mental health training platform for leaders and coaches, co-founder of the Dharma Coaching Institute, training thousands to live their best lives, and a thriving coach in her own right, Neeta Bhushan has helped thousands of people move past their heartbreaks, failures, and disappointments. And after years of research into human behavior, observing people in their worst and best moments, being a mother of two small children, and failing more than a few times herself, Neeta knows what it takes to get back up no matter what  bowled you over. Her new book, That Sucked, Now What?  is a real-talk guide to personal growth that draws on and embraces the suck–and helps you break through to lasting, audacious resilience. Thank you to our sponsors: LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com HVMN: Use code ALIGN for 20% off at: https://hvmn.com/align Levels: For 2 free months of the Levels Membership go to:  levels.link/ALIGN
3/9/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 41 seconds
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Danica Patrick: Balancing Your Feminine And Masculine Energies And How Relationships Can Heal Your Inner Child

In this episode of The Align Podcast, I talk with the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel car racing and serial entrepreneur, Danica Patrick. She tells us all about her journey as a woman in a male-dominated industry and how her career might have affected her experience of femininity. We speak about the stigmas surrounding gender roles and sexuality and how important it is to be in touch with both our feminine and masculine energies. We also discuss our emotional connections with our inner child, how that manifests itself in our relationships and why we need to accept our vulnerabilities in order to trust the people in our lives. How much are you willing to open up in order to truly heal? Danica Patrick is admired by millions as a trailblazer and especially as a role model for young people, women and men alike, aiming to rise to challenges and pursue their own passions. As a serial entrepreneur, she has launched successful ventures from apparel to wine, including her American and French labels, Somnium, a collection of fine wines grown in California’s Napa Valley, and Danica Rosé, an elegant bottling from the heart of the Provence region. Recently she debuted her new lifestyle brand VOYANT by Danica, a home scent collection utilizing the functional power of fragrance through essential oils and other natural ingredients. Danica Patrick continues to prove her multimedia appeal: as a television sports analyst and commentator, as the author of the self-help book Pretty Intense, and as host of her weekly Pretty Intense podcast, interviewing top athletes and celebrities. From her racing days to the present, she remains a popular personality who’s appeared in music videos and commercials, including a record-setting 14 Super Bowl commercials, and has lent her voice to videogames and cartoons such as “The Simpsons” and “South Park.” Equally recognized as a savvy businesswoman as well as a pop culture icon, Danica has landed on numerous “Favorite Female Athlete” and “Most Powerful Women” lists, including Time’s “100 Most Influential People.” Danica Patrick began her singular journey at a young age. As an IndyCar and then NASCAR driver, she broke barriers and set records as a fierce competitor in the traditionally male-dominated world of motorsports before retiring in 2018. Danica garnered international acclaim by finishing fourth in her very first Indianapolis 500, going on to achieve another first as a female racer with her victory in the IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 race. Her unique experience, perspective and charisma make Danica Patrick a coveted speaker for a breadth of corporate, lifestyle, entertainment and sports-related events, from motivational engagements to entrepreneur gatherings. Thank you to our sponsors: Magnesium Breakthrough: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off At: mylifeforce.com
3/3/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr. Sara Reardon (Vagina Whisperer): Exploring The Pelvic Floor And Improving Your Sexual Health

In this episode of The Align Podcast, we talk all things pelvis. From why certain people experience leaking to how we can improve our pelvic mobility. We discuss how we don’t move enough in our day-to-day life, what effects that may have on our health and what exercises we can try to strengthen our pelvic floor muscles. We also explore the relationship between the pelvic floor and the respiratory diaphragm and how regularly shifting resting positions can highly benefit us. Sara then tells us about the connection between sexual trauma and the pelvic floor as well as what it means if you have painful sexual intercourse. If you also want to find out what we think about our current way of dealing with bowel movements, take a listen! Dr. Sara Reardon PT, DPT, WCS is a doctor of physical therapy and board-certified pelvic floor physical therapist specializing in the treatment of bowel and bladder issues, painful intercourse, pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and menopause. Motion is motion, how are we supposed to function?  She is the founder of The Vagina Whisperer, an online platform with pelvic floor and core exercise programs for pregnancy, postpartum, painful sex and pelvic floor strengthening.  Sara is passionate about normalizing the conversation around pelvic floor health and increasing awareness of pelvic floor physical therapy as a treatment option to prevent and overcome pelvic health issues.   Thank you to our sponsors: HVMN: Use code ALIGN for 20% off at: https://hvmn.com/align LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com Athletic Greens: For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase go to: athleticgreens.com/align  
2/23/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Louisa Nicola: How To Strengthen Our Mind-Body Connection And What Loneliness Can Do To The Brain

In this episode of The Align Podcast, Louisa Nicola and I go deep into how we can enhance our cognitive function, our life longevity and the overall regulation of our nervous system. We discuss how important the mind-body connection is and how this can be strengthened through movement and other practices. We then tap into loneliness, how it plays a vital role in our emotional health and whether it could be the primary factor contributing to human happiness. Louisa also discusses the dangers of alcohol addiction, the concept of dopamine fasting and the benefits of journaling.  Neurophysiologist and human performance coach, Louisa Nicola is the founder and head performance advisor of Neuro Athletics - a consulting firm that boasts the best athletes in the world. By using science-driven data from EEG scans, lab tests and cognitive assessments, Louisa has a first-class ticket inside the brain of elite NBA and MLB stars. Louisa graduated from the University of Sydney medical school with a major in neurophysiology and is currently completing her doctorate studying the effects of resistance exercise on the brain. Louisa serves on the board of Momentous, Tonal, and Klora. Thank you to our sponsors: HVMN: Use code ALIGN for 20% off at: https://hvmn.com/align LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com Levels: Get 2 free months of the Levels Membership at: levels.link/ALIGN
2/15/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 17 seconds
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Chris Kresser: How To Live A Healthy Life And Defeating Nutritional Dogmas

In this episode of The Align Podcast, we talk about all things nutrition and the connection between our psychological state and our physiology. Chris tells us about the psychosomatic relationships of our cultures, our minds, and our biology. We debate whether everything we know about nutrition is actually true and discuss the importance of human connection and touch on our health, especially after the pandemic. We go over how to live a healthy life, why we exercise and how how to mix ancestral wisdom with modern technology. Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac. is the co-founder of the California Center for Functional Medicine, the founder of Kresser Institute, the host of the top-ranked health podcast Revolution Health Radio, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health and has trained over 2,000 clinicians and health coaches from >50 countries in his unique approach. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com and has appeared as a featured guest on Dr. Oz, Time, The Atlantic, NPR, Fox & Friends, and other national media outlets. He lives in Park City, UT, with his wife and daughter. Thank you to our sponsors: Athletic Greens: For a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase go to: athleticgreens.com/align MassZymes: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: masszymes.com/align LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com  
2/9/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 1 second
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John Demartini: How To Find Your Purpose In Life And The Dangers Of Comparison

In this episode of The Align Podcast, human behaviour expert John Demartini tells us all about emotional intimacy and how to open up your heart to love. We also discuss what it really means to live a good life and how comparison can cause imbalances in our perception. We talk about the differences between love, infatuation and grief and what it really is we miss after losing someone or something in our lives. John also reveals how to define your personal values and how to truly find purpose in your life. Dr. John Demartini is a polymath and a world-renowned human behaviour expert. He has five decades of research across multiple disciplines. His work has been described by students as the "most comprehensive body of work," and "an extensive library of wisdom," as well as "wisdom of the highest and most valuable order." Dr. Demartini's mission and vision is to share knowledge and wisdom that empowers you to become a master of your own life and destiny. His education curriculum ranges from personal growth seminars to corporate empowerment programs. He shares life, business, financial, relationship and leadership empowerment strategies and empowerment tools that have stood the test of time. To learn more visit, www.drdemartini.com. Thank you to our sponsors: Levels: Get 2 free months of the Levels Membership at:  levels.link/ALIGN MassZymes: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: masszymes.com/align HVMN: Use code ALIGN-20 to get 20% off at: https://hvmn.me/align
2/2/202356 minutes, 5 seconds
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John Wineland: Intimacy, Sex And What It Means To Heal Our Traumas

In this episode of The Align Podcast, we talk all about intimacy, opening up to love and the fears that may block us from doing so. We also discuss what it really means to heal our emotional wounds and whether our partners should be responsible for holding our childhood trauma. John tells us all about the masculine and feminine essence and how everybody needs an integration of both to reach the perfect balance. We also touch upon sex, healthy communication and navigating grief. John Wineland is an author, teacher and speaker who has been guiding both men and women in the realms of life purpose, relational communication, spiritual intimacy, sexual intimacy and embodiment. John brings a multi-faceted approach, which is both energetic and highly practical, to his workshops and experiential coaching sessions. John's embodiment-driven teaching draws from not only over 30 years experience of his own Buddhist meditative practice, but from 13 years of intensive study and practice in Yogic Intimacy. Drawing from the deep lineages of Vajrayana, Tantra, Kundalini yoga, Taoist and Iron Shirt Qigong traditions, John seeks to create a profound experience for men and women longing to express their deepest desires with open, fierce and loving hearts. Thank you to our sponsors: HVMN: Use code ALIGN-20 for 20% off your order at: https://hvmn.me/align LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off your order at: mylifeforce.com
1/26/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 1 second
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Laurie Mintz: Defining The Orgasm And Exploring Female Pleasure

In this episode of The Align Podcast, we talk about all things sex and most importantly, pleasure. Dr Laurie Mintz explains what an orgasm actually is, why it’s so important and how it differentiates between men and women. We then go on to discuss the orgasm gap and why it’s so prominent within our society. We debate how the patriarchy, body image issues, sexual trauma and cultural pressures ultimately play an important part in our sex lives. Dr. Laurie is the author of two popular and highly acclaimed books on sexual pleasure, Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get it and A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex: Reclaim Your Desire and Reignite Your Relationship. She wrote her books to empower women sexually, and thousands of women who have read them have regained their sexual desire, as well as improved their sexual satisfaction, arousal, lubrication, and rates of orgasm. Men who have read the books have also learned how to pleasure women and become better sexual communicators. Becoming Cliterate has been recognized by Men’s Health as one of the best books for improving your sex life, and it won the 2019 Society for Sex Therapy and Research Consumer Book Award. She is also a tenured Professor at the University of Florida, where she teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality to hundreds of undergraduate students each year and has won many professional awards, including being named one of 50 Sexual Health Revolutionaries by the University of Minnesota Program in Sexual Health. Thank you to our sponsors: biOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: www.nootopia.com/aligngenius LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com
1/19/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 3 seconds
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10 Days in Complete Darkness with Scott Berman

This episode of the Align Podcast is a little different. Scott Berman and I talk all things ‘Darkness Retreat’. We discuss what it is, its origin and why people, including myself, decide to take part. We go over all the mental and physical benefits of a darkness retreat as well as the struggles and fears it might bring up. I share my personal experience, how I wish I prepared and why it was unlike anything I could have ever imagined. Scott Berman is the founder of Sky Cave Retreats - the first darkness retreat center in the US. Throughout the last decade, he has spent over two years in self-guided solo retreats in remote wilderness. He did his first darkness retreat in 2012 and has spent over 70 days in multiple darkness retreats and has also done a couple with his wife Jill. Over the last few years, he has supported hundreds of people in their dark retreats and has been pioneering the darkness therapy movement at his center in Ashland, Oregon. Thank you to our sponsors: biOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: www.nootopia.com/aligngenius HVMN: Use code ALIGN-20 for 20% off at: https://hvmn.com   The Align Method Program is launching January 15th! Now is the time to move better and feel better. Head to alignpodcast.com/amp to join the waitlist to be notified when enrollment opens! Try the first week for free.
1/12/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 47 seconds
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My Experience with Somatically Based Therapy and How it May Help You Too

A couple of months ago I attended a darkness retreat and shortly after, some life events catalyzed me to embark on a journey of somatically based therapy which has turned into one of the most impactful shifts of my life. This episode provides my personal experience with therapy as well as an overview of different approaches and suggestions on how and why to begin the process of unpacking stored trauma within the body.  And, BIG NEWS: we're are doing a MASSIVE GIVEAWAY!!🚨 ($10,000 value) Enter to win a NEW Cold Plunge ($6000 value) simply by starting the FREE trial of The Align Method online program at alignpodcast.com/amp We’ll also be giving away $4000 in other prizes simply for starting the AMP free week trial!! 🎉 During the first week of the program you will receive: 1. An easy-to-follow movement assessment to establish your functional movement baseline. 2. Top 5 Mobility Fundamental Techniques to improve every form of soft tissue work or self-care practice you take part in. They are ALL simple and highly impactful techniques I utilize in my practice daily and will change the way you train immediately. 3. LIVE Q&A with ME and the rest of the Align Community each week!! Click the link in my bio to learn more about the program launching January 15th and for a chance to win! Good luck! Enter here: Alignpodcast.com/amp
1/8/202324 minutes, 56 seconds
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Gabor Maté: The Definition Of Trauma And How We Can Fix Our Psychological Wounds

In this episode of the Align podcast, Psychology expert Gabor Maté tells us all about trauma, how we can define it and how we can solve our internal psychological wounds. We explore the relationship we have with ourselves and others and what it truly means to be vulnerable. We also speak about the repression of our emotions, the essence of human nature and whether evil really exists within people or in the nature of their actions. A renowned speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress, and childhood development. Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, and Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It, and has coauthored Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. His works have been published internationally in nearly thirty languages. Thank you to our sponsors: LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com HVMN: Use code ALIGN-20 for 20% off at: https://hvmn.com The Align Method Program is launching January 15th! Now is the time to move better and feel better. Head to alignpodcast.com/amp to join the waitlist to be notified when enrollment opens! Try the first week for free.
1/5/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 42 seconds
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7 Life Changing Lessons From 2022

Here's a simple list of my biggest lessons from 2022, consolidated down to 20 minutes and 7 lessons. Happy new year!   Exercise generosity (like a muscle) daily - what you give comes back multiple-fold Practice compassion for yourself and those around you daily - without it you’ll always feel like a guest in your own heart. Create space daily to listen deeply to your internal self as well as those around you - everything you need is with you now. Intimate relationships are of the most powerful and sacred forms of deep healing work. If you choose to lean into them and are courageous enough to open your heart, it creates space for the oldest and stickiest contractive patterns from the past to be integrated and released. Your relationship is to be deeply honored, respected, and nurtured daily if you care for it to be fruitful. Take actions daily to develop self-respect and trust in yourself - do the hard things, and habituate yourself to excellence. You are only as strong as your team. Invest in people - hire a coach, therapist, mentor, etc. and nurture the relationships of those you work with. Your business is a garden, you get out of it exactly what you put into it.  Love your family - this is a part of loving yourself as you are a continuation of them. Life is too short and beautiful to live behind walls, lean into vulnerability and allow yourself to be seen by those you care for most.   Join me (and 2000+ others) for the "5-Day FLOOR SITTING CHALLENGE" on January 5th for a chance to win an Ice Barrel ($1200 value) and learn 5 ways to get up and down from the ground, 5 ways to effectively sit on the ground and connect with other mobile weirdos! Join us here: alignpodcast.com/555  
1/1/202323 minutes, 39 seconds
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Lorin Krenn: Unlocking Intimacy, Navigating Relationships And Learning To Let Go Of Our Past Traumas

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Lorin Kren talks all about intimacy and how to develop trust within yourself and your relationships. We discuss how romantic relationships are the deepest and most spiritual paths to understanding ourselves and our past traumas and question why we might be afraid to open up. Lorin also shares his thoughts on how to protect our partners from our own wounds, interpreting the meaning behind our emotions and knowing when to ask for help. Lorin Krenn is an internationally sought after teacher in the field of relationships, who helps people to experience deep intimacy through the power of masculine & feminine polarity. Lorin has worked with countless clients all over the world, including star coaches and highly successful CEOs. Lorin is known for his provocative style and down-to-earth approach when it comes to relationships and sex. As well, he is the author of the highly-rated book ‘Understand Women Better’. Before Lorin started teaching, he trained with exceptionally experienced coaches to ensure he had a strong and solid foundation. What matters most to him is practice and direct experience. He immerses himself day in and day out, not only doing the deep inner work in his own relationship but working with groups and 1:1 clients, ensuring that he always stays in practice. Lorin likes to say: ‘Theory is uninteresting to me. I am only interested in results and creating bold changes in the collective.’ Thank you to our sponsors: biOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 to get 10% off Collagenius at: www.nootopia.com/aligngenius Ice Barrel: Use code ALIGN to get $125 off your order at: icebarrel.com/ALIGN LifeForce: Use code ALIGN to get 15% off at: mylifeforce.com
12/29/202256 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dr. Gloria Mark: How Technology Is Killing Our Attention Spans And Affecting Our Relationships

Did you know that the average human attention span is now 47 seconds? In this episode of The Align Podcast, Dr Gloria Mark tells us all about our attention span and how social media has increased distractions, affected our screen time, and altered our relationships with people. We tackle questions like “Is there a limit to how much information our brains can take?”, “Do we use short attention spans to avoid our feeling?” and “How can we reclaim our attention abilities?”. Find out how technology has affected our daily lives, culture and our emotional self. Gloria Mark is Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine and has been a visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research since 2012. She received her PhD from Columbia University in psychology. She studies the impact of digital media on people's lives: their attention spans, multitasking, distraction, mood and behavior when they use their computers and smartphones. She also studies the future of work, and how remote work impacts how we use our devices. She regularly publishes in the top conferences and journals in her field. She was inducted into the ACM SIGCHI Academy in 2017 recognizing leaders in the field of human-computer interaction. She has presented her work at SXSW and the Aspen Ideas Festival, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Atlantic, the BBC, and many others. Thank you to our sponsors: HVMN: Use code ALIGN-20 at checkout to get 20% off at: https://hvmn.me/align Organifi: Use code ALIGN to get 20% off your order at:  www.organifi.com/align Collagenius: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: www.nootopia.com/aligngenius LMNT: For a free sample pack with your purchase go to: DrinkLMNT.com/ALIGN
12/21/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: Understanding Our Minds, The Effects Of Psychedelics On The Brain And Discovering Your Personality Type

Have you ever wondered where all your thoughts and memories are stored in your brain? In this episode of The Align Podcast, we talk all about the anatomy of the brain, our minds and how they affect our relationships with others and the world around us. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor also shares her experience with suffering a stroke and how she managed to regain control of her brain. We speak about the dangers of psychedelics, what we can learn from a schizophrenic brain and how the four different character types of the brain ultimately affect our personalities. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist. In 1996 she experienced a severe haemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documenting her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list and is still routinely the #1 book in the category Stroke in the Amazon marketplace. Dr. Jill is a dynamic teacher and public speaker who loves educating all age groups, academic levels, as well as corporations and not-for-profit organizations about the beauty of our human brain. She focuses on how we can activate the power of our neuroplasticity to not only recover from neurological trauma, but how we can purposely choose to live a more vibrant, resilient, and satisfying life. In 2008 Dr. Jill gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 28.5 million views. Also in 2008, Dr. Jill was chosen as one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the premiere guest on Oprah Winfrey’s “Soul Series” webcast. Her new book, Whole Brain Living – the Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life is a #1 release on Amazon in categories ranging from Neuroscience to Nervous System Diseases and Stroke. Thank you to our sponsors: HVMN: Use code ALIGN-20 for 20% off your purchase at: https://hvmn.me/align biOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off your order at: masszymes.com/align Ice Barrel: Use code ALIGN for $125 off your order at: icebarrel.com/ALIGN LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off your order at: mylifeforce.com
12/14/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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Connie Zack: Understanding Infrared Saunas and How Light Can Improve Your Health

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Connie Zack tells us all about Infrared saunas. We go through the differences between traditional Finnish and infrared saunas and how our bodies react to each one. We then discuss the incredible health benefits that infrared can provide us and all the ways in which we can detoxify our bodies through them. We also talk about sound therapy, light healing and how to optimise your sleep through this process. Have a listen for a truly enlightening conversation! Connie Zack is co-owner of Sunlighten™, the global leader in infrared light therapy and infrared sauna manufacturing. After seeing how spending time in an infrared sauna transformed her brother's traumatic health issues, Connie and her husband committed everything they had to helping others through the benefits of nature's healing infrared light. They've now spent more than 22 years bringing light, hope and happiness to people around the world with locations in 13 countries, as well as operating an award-winning day spa at its headquarters location in Kansas City. Sunlighten delivers its promise to help people feel better so they can do more of what they love and live fully through a caring approach that drives innovation, investment, and relationships.  Learn more about Connie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/sunlightsaunas/videos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunlightensaunas/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SunlightenSaunas/ Website: https://www.sunlighten.com/ Mention ALIGN at checkout and get $600 off a Sunlighten cabin and $250 off a Solo System   Thank you to our sponsors: biOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 for 10% off at: www.nootopia.com/aligngenius LMNT: For a free sample pack with any purchase visit: www.drinklmnt.com/align LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off at: mylifeforce.com Organifi: Use code ALIGN for 20% off at: www.organifi.com/align  
12/8/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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Manoj Dias: What Is Suffering, Why Does It Exist and How Do We End It?

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Manoj Dias and I dive deep into the fundamentals of Buddhism. We break down its principles and discuss how these can be implemented in our daily lives. We also talk about the concept of suffering. Why do we suffer? Do we chase pain? And how can we reduce it? Dias also shares his personal meditation practices with us and how we can better understand our minds and increase our levels of awareness. If you want to find out more about getting in touch with your humanity and reaching a spiritual awakening then you don’t want to miss this one! Manoj is VP of mindfulness and co-founder of Open - Open is a mindfulness app built to transform your life, with breathwork, meditation, and movement practices. Through mindfulness & meditation, Manoj has helped thousands of people around the globe trade mania for pause, so that they can live a happier, more meaningful life. You can practice with Manoj on Open's app or website, or in person at Open's studio in Venice, CA. Thank you to our sponsors: HVMN: Use code ALIGN-20 to get 20% off your order at: https://hvmn.me/align MassZymes from biOptimizers: Use code  ALIGN10 to get 10% off your order at: masszymes.com/align Open: Use code ALIGN for a 30-day free trial at: withopen.com/ALIGN
12/1/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 14 seconds
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Shaun T: The Difference Between Gay And Straight Relationships, Defeating Gender Roles And The Best Sex Advice

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t be yourself because of what other people would think? In today’s episode of Align Podcast, entrepreneur and health motivator Shaun T tells us all about his experience growing up and raising children as an openly gay man. We discuss the difference between heteronormative and queer relationships and the lack of education surrounding the subject. We also talk about the issue with traditional gender roles and how those can affect our romantic expectations. If you also want to hear about the benefits of therapy, discovering your erogenous zones and how to stimulate them, you won’t want to miss this one! Shaun T is a world-renowned health and fitness motivator, entrepreneur, TV host, and creator of the best-selling fitness programs INSANITY, HIP HOP ABS, FOCUS T25, INSANITY MAX:30, CIZE and SHAUN WEEK, and TRANSFORM:20. His latest mega-hit, LET’S GET UP!, was Beachbody’s most successful launch in history, amassing over 1 million views in 30 days. Shaun has hosted several primetime TV series and shared the stage with Adam Lambert and Val Kilmer in the musical version of the Ten Commandments, as well as landing roles in Pippin, Applause, Six Feet Under, and the feature film Beauty Shop. A native of New Jersey, Shaun T received a B.A. in Health and Exercise Science and a minor in Theater and Dance from Rowan University. He’s danced with Mariah Carey as well as Aaron and Nick Carter and choreographed for USTA’s Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the NCAA Final Four Halftime Show, and the movie Bring it On: All or Nothing. Through personal appearances, live classes on Beachbody On Demand Interactive, his workout programs, his many self-development courses, his podcast Trust and Believe with Shaun T, and his best-selling self-help memoir, T IS FOR TRANSFORMATION, Shaun T is focused on affecting positive lifestyle changes in people around the world and proving that becoming the best version of yourself is attainable. Shaun’s mission is to inspire people to realize their full potential by promoting positivity through health, fitness, and motivation. Thank you to our sponsors: BiOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 for 25% off your order at: http://www.bioptimizers.com/align Kion: Use code ALIGN20 for 20% off on monthly deliveries or 10% on one-time purchases at: http://getkion.com/align Ice Barrel: Use code ALIGN for $125 off your order at: icebarrel.com/ALIGN HVMN: Use code ALIGN-20 for 20% off your order at: https://hvmn.me/align
11/24/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 28 seconds
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JP Sears: Gender Dysphoria, Freedom of Speech and Uncovering Our Truth

In this episode of Align podcast, JP Sears tells us all about his thoughts on gender ideology and feelings of identity. Why is this generation more inclined to express themselves? Is it because the world is a safer place to do so or because we’re indoctrinated to do it? We also start a debate around truth, freedom of speech and the value of censorship. We then go on to discuss the extent to which our actions are a reflection of our childhood learnings and whether we can identify the real heroes and villains in our lives. JP Sears is a YouTuber, comedian, author, speaker, and curious student of life. His work takes an unapologetic stand for freedom, free speech, and encouraging people to live free from fear. His content has served over 4 million followers and acquired 600 million views. When JP’s not making videos or performing on stage, JP loves to spend time at home with his family in the great state of Texas. Thank you to our sponsors: Organifi: Use code ALIGN to get 20% off your order at: www.organifi.com/align BiOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 to get 25% off your order at: www.bioptimizers.com/align HVMN: Use code ALIGN-20 to get 20% off at: https://hvmn.me/align
11/16/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 7 seconds
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Terry Wahls: Exploring The Nervous System, The Effects Of Autoimmune Diseases And The Importance Of Finding Your Perfect Diet

In this episode of Align podcast, I speak with the brilliant Terry Wahls about all things surrounding the nervous system and how we can care for it. She explains why we need mitochondria and what our bodies require to have a healthy balance. We talk about what it actually means to have an autoimmune disease, how they happen and what factors may affect it. We also discuss the definition of pain, how we can regulate it, the evolution of our dietary habits, and how humans thrive with diverse food diets. Everyone has a different version of their ideal diet, and there is no such thing as wrong. Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials in the setting of Multiple Sclerosis.  In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is the author of *The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles*,  and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life. Thank you to our sponsors: LifeForce: Use code ALIGN for 15% off your first diagnostic test at: https://www.mylifeforce.com/ HVMN: The first 100 to use the code ALIGN-20 get 20% off at: https://hvmn.me/align Kion: Use code ALIGN20 for 20% off at http://getkion.com/align Bioptimizers: For 25% off your order use code ALIGN10 at: bioptimizers.com/align
11/10/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jonathan Pageau: Finding Our Purpose In Life, The Meaning Of Religion and The Danger Of Psychedelics

Have you ever questioned your purpose in life? In this episode of Align podcast, I speak with one of the brightest minds on the planet, Jonathan Pageau. We talk all about the deeper sense of purpose in this life and how to feel more fulfiled, the meaning of religion and why it matters and whether we really need a God. We also discuss the difference between Christianity and spirituality, all the ways in which we practice self-sacrifice and worship and the dangers of relying on psychedelics. Ultimately, we seek to uncover how much control we actually have in our lives. Jonathan Pageau is a professional artist, public speaker and writer. He carves Eastern Orthodox icons and designs other traditional images and products. He is also a teacher, with an online course on icon carving and he has written extensively on religious symbolism. His YouTube channel has 160k subscribers and an accompanying podcast called 'The Symbolic World' explores how ancient symbolic patterns underlie our experiences of the world and can re-enchant contemporary life. Thank you to our sponsors: Somavedic: Use code ALIGN during checkout for 10% off your purchase at: https://somavedic.com/discount/align Ice Barrel: Use code ALIGN to save $125 at: https://icebarrel.com/ Organifi: Use code ALIGN during checkout to receive a 20% discount at: www.organifi.com/align biOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10% on Magnesium Breakthrough: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast
11/3/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 26 seconds
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Gerald Pollack: Does Water Have Memory, The Importance Of H3O2 For Our Bodies And Whether Everything We Know About Water Is True

In this episode of Align Podcast with Gerald Pollack, we talk all about the different types of water and whether water can have memory. Gerald tells us about the ‘fourth phase’ of water and how this relates to the research between water and DNA. We also discuss how important easy water is for us and how this can increase the energy in our bodies. We question everything we know to be true about water and whether what we have been taught by textbooks is truly accurate.  Gerald Pollack received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He then joined the University of Washington faculty and is now a professor of Bioengineering. He is also the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, WATER, convener of the Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water, and Executive Director of the Institute for Venture Science. His interests have ranged broadly, from biological motion and cell biology to the interaction of biological surfaces with aqueous solutions. His 1990 book, Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion, won an “Excellence Award” from the Society for Technical Communication. His 2001 book, Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life, and his newest book, The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor won that Society’s “Distinguished Award,” their highest distinction. The latter book went on to receive the World Summit Excellence Award. Pollack received an honorary doctorate in 2002 from Ural State University in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and was more recently named an Honorary Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and foreign member and Academician of the Srpska Academy. He received the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2002. In 2008, his colleagues chose him as the recipient of his university’s highest annual distinction: the UW Faculty Lecturer Award. Pollack is a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of both the American Heart Association and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He received an NIH Director’s Transformative R01 Award. He was the 2012 recipient of the Prigogine Medal for thermodynamics of dissipative systems, and in 2014 he received the Scientific Excellence Award from the World Academy of Neural Therapy, as well as the Dinsdale Prize from the Society for Scientific Exploration. He has presented two TEDx talks on water. In 2015, he won the BrandLaureate Award, previously bestowed on notables such as Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton and Steve Jobs. In 2016 he was awarded the Emoto Inaugural Peace Prize, and more recently the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chappell Natural Philosophy Society. He appears briefly in the 2016 Travis Rice sports-action film, The Fourth Phase, named after his recent book. And, he is included in the 2019 listing, OOOM Magazine, as one of the “World’s 100 Most Inspiring People.” In 2020, he presented his work at the “Majlis” by invitation from the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, at his Royal Palace. Thank you to our sponsors: Melin: To get 20% off your purchase, go to www.melin.com/align PaleoValley:
10/27/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 40 seconds
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Stefanos Sifandos: Why We Cheat, The Meaning Of Infidelity And How Our Past Traumas Affect Our Relationships

Have you ever felt constricted by society to have a certain type of relationship? In today’s episode with Stefanos Sifandos, we talk all about sex and relationships. We explore why humans are inclined to cheat, the nature of our communication and whether an ideal style of relationship actually exists. Social constructs can often dictate what we believe to be right, but we don’t always have to follow the norm if it doesn’t work for us. We also discuss the true meaning of infidelity, the key factors to maintaining healthy relationships and how our past traumas can affect how we view ourselves as sexual beings. Stefanos is a trained educator and relationship expert with a background in behavioral science. He is passionate about leading people closer to their highest potential and to each other. Stefanos’ philosophy merges the best of Eastern and Western methodologies to promote spiritual balance and empower people in life and love. From trauma release to navigating the at times murky waters of modern masculinity to helping women understand the men in their lives, he helps people escape negative patterns and cultivate a positive sense of self. Stefanos has also cofounded a world-class coaching and education institute and a global men’s empowerment movement. Stefanos has worked with thousands of men and women from all walks of life; special forces soldiers, Olympic gold medalists, elite fighters, and everyday people have relied on him to restructure and reframe their relationships with themselves and their loved ones. Thank you to our sponsors: Somavedic: Use code ALIGN during checkout for $20 off your purchase at: https://somavedic.com/ Ice Barrel: Use code ALIGN to save $125 at: https://icebarrel.com/ Organifi: Use code ALIGN during checkout to receive a 20% discount at: www.organifi.com/align biOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10% on Magnesium Breakthrough: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast
10/20/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 57 seconds
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Wednesday Martin: Exploring Sexual Myths, The Female Orgasm, And Whether Humans Are Really Meant To Be Monogamous

Have you ever felt guilty for fantasizing about having sexual relations with somebody that wasn’t your partner? You’re not alone. In this episode of Align Podcast, Wednesday Martin and I talk about all things sex. We discuss the myths around sex, monogamy and gender roles, the way we engage in modern relationships and why divorce rates are so high. We also explore what Heterozygosity is, the difference between pleasure and reproduction and how no kink is too weird if you’re into it. So if you’d like to hear us discuss the answers to questions like, 'Why is the female orgasm so different from that of men?' 'What is the purpose of the clitoris?' or 'Why are women more successful at dating apps?' have a listen! Dr. Wednesday Martin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and feminist cultural critic who blends science, social science, and storytelling to help you understand yourself—why you want what you want, feel what you feel, and do what you do—better. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, Psychology Today, and more. Dr. Martin was the regular sex columnist for Refinery 29 and Elle Italia, and she is the author of seven books including UNTRUE, a reconsideration of female non-monogamy across cultures and species. Critics called UNTRUE ‘indispensable’ and ‘revolutionary.' Thank you to our sponsors: PaleoValley: Use code ALIGN during checkout for 15% off at: paleovalley.com/align Kion: To save 20% on monthly deliveries or 10% on one-time purchases go to: getkion.com/align BiOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10% on Magnesium Breakthrough: nootopia.com/aligngenius Colima Salt: Claim a free bag of salt on your first order - just pay shipping! Just go to: alignsalt.com
10/13/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 56 seconds
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Matt Maruca: What Is Light, How It Benefits Our Physical Health, And The Science Behind Colour Light Therapy

In this episode of Align podcast, Matt Maruca and I talk about all things light. What is it, where does it come from and how does it affect our everyday lives? Light plays a really important part in our physical and mental health. It can alter our physiology, sleep, pain levels, sensitivity and even sexual function. We just need to learn how it associates with the human organism and how to balance our intake of it. We also discuss the villainization of the sun, how it relates to our existence, and how light can potentially be one of the best human healing mechanisms. Matt Maruca is the founder and CEO of RA Optics, a stylish and science-based blue-light blocking glasses company focused on helping people improve their health using the science of light therapy for mitochondrial repair. Thank you to our sponsors: Ice Barrel: Use code ALIGN during checkout to get $125 off at: http://icebarrel.com/ALIGN Organifi: Use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% off: www.organifi.com/align BiOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10% on Magnesium Breakthrough: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast Melin: To get 20% off your purchase, go to www.melin.com/align
10/6/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dj Murakami: How and Why to Train Your Jaw To Maximize Strength And Improve Posture

Have you ever thought about which muscles control the rest of your body? In this episode of Align podcast, Dj Murakami and I discuss how you can increase your body strength and understand your range of motion. We also talk about how important the jaw’s role is when it comes to our posture and how everything in the body is connected. We find out how we can start cultivating our own jaw to release tension in the body, maximise our global strength and find the power to change our face structure through training.  Meet the guy who lifts stones, flips tree stumps and sprints on sand to pump up his strength. Who needs metal? DJ Murakami is a trainer and “movement libertarian” with over 15 years experience in Southern California. Dj is the owner of Human Strong Training, and the creator of Chi Torque Course, Torque Stick Course, and Predator Protocol Program. Thank you to our sponsors: PaleoValley: Use code ALIGN during checkout for 15% off at: paleovalley.com/align Kion: To save 20% on monthly deliveries or 10% on one-time purchases go to: getkion.com/align Colima Salt: Claim a free bag of salt on your first order - just pay shipping! Just go to: alignsalt.com BiOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10% on Magnesium Breakthrough: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast
9/29/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ginger Zee: Destigmatizing Mental Health And Discovering How The Weather Relates To Our Moods

Have you ever asked yourself what effect the weather can really have on our moods? In this episode of Align podcast, Ginger Zee and I discuss the negative connotations surrounding mental health and the effects this can have on someone who is struggling with a mental disorder. Ginger shares her own personal experience with suicide and what we can do to create a better future for ourselves. We also talk about the similarities between our minds and the weather, how climate relates to our moods and find out what the real definition of a storm actually is.  Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist at ABC News, reporting on the nation’s weather for “Good Morning America” and across ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms. Additionally, Zee is the managing editor of the climate unit at ABC News. Since joining ABC News, Zee has covered almost every major weather event and dozens of historic storms. She broadcasted from the devastated Jersey Shore during Hurricane Sandy, the Colorado floods and wildfires, and covered the aftermath of tornadoes in Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma. In 2018, she was in the eye wall of Category 5 Hurricane Michael live in the Florida Panhandle and in the 2020 hurricane season, Zee told the stories of devastation from the record number of named storms. From the epic bushfires in Australia to Boston blizzards and record-breaking heat in Death Valley, Zee is there to warn and show the impacts including the relationship to climate change. Zee’s passion does not stop with storm chasing. Her love of adventure has taken her and ABC News viewers across the world.  She has gone para-hawking in Nepal, flown a drone into the fissure of a volcano in Iceland, hiked the largest cave in the world in Vietnam, para-glided from the Himalayas to the Andes, dove with sharks in the Bahamas, rappelled 27 stories down the exterior façade of the Wit Hotel in Chicago, explored the 275 waterfalls of Iguazú Falls in Argentina and talked climate change on the edge of Victoria Falls in Africa. Plus, skydiving, ice boat racing and surfing live on “GMA.” Prior to joining ABC News, she was a meteorologist at NBC station WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago from 2006-2011, also filling in for several NBC and MSNBC News programs. Before that assignment, Zee worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she part of the Storm Team 8, also covering the environment, science and the impact of weather throughout West Michigan. From 2003-2005, Zee worked at WEYI NBC 25 in Flint, Michigan. She began her career at WLAV FM/ WXMI in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zee, who has storm chased since college, has a genuine passion for the atmosphere and a dedication to getting young people interested in science. Zee is the author of a trilogy for 8-12 year-olds called “Chasing Helicity.” She is also the author of two bestselling memoirs, “Natural Disaster” and “A Little Closer to Home,” which feature Zee’s life and mental health journey. Additionally, Zee and her husband, Ben Aaron, starred in “Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger” on DIY Network. Zee is the co-host of Hearts of Heroes on ABC Saturday’s, highlighting the natural disasters she knows so well from the first responder and hero's point of view. The Emmy Award-winning meteorologist attended Valparaiso University and holds a Bachelor of Science in meteorology. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University from 2008-2011. Zee also holds the CBM Seal for Meteorology. Thank you to our sponsors: Colima Salt: Claim a free bag of salt on your first order - just pay shipping! Just go to: alignsalt.com BiOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10% on Magnes
9/22/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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Coach Gil: What Is ‘GOATA’ And Why It Could Be The Answer To Healing Your Body and Eliminating Pain

Have you ever wondered what methods you can use to feel and move better? In this episode of Align Podcast, Jose and I talk about why and how he developed GOATA, the mathematics behind it, and how it helps people train to get out of pain. We learn how traditional methods differ from the rules of ancient geometry and how slow-motion videos can analyze your movement patterns and assess what you need to improve to keep your body healthy. He then explains what it means to ‘recode’ your body, the difference between GOATA and WOATA and how can you achieve the perfect body pattern. Jose Boesch a.k.a ‘Coach Gil’ is the founder of GOATA and a sports performance coach at their training facility, GLS Training. GOATA stands for ‘Greatest Of All Times Athletes’ and is a movement pattern which preserves joints, keeps the spine safe, and makes you bulletproof from the muscle pull and repetitive stress injuries. It has gotten a lot of attention from athletes around the world for helping thousands of people get rid of their pain or prevent injuries that traditional training methods are unable to do. ‘Coach Gil’ is an Entrepreneur, father, husband and Author of ‘How To to Un-Wreck or Never Wreck Your Body: Using The Mathematics Of Goata And The Ancient Exercise. After having three levels of his lumbar spine destroyed before he was 27 years, he started using slow-motion video science to advise the redevelopment of all Modern-day training, which includes fitness, Olympic lifting, powerlifting, yoga, pilates, and more. Jose walked away from the status quo fitness, performance, and bio-medical models of our time and their failed sciences to secure joints for life.  Thank you to our sponsors: BiOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10% on Magnesium Breakthrough: magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast Ice Barrel: Use code ALIGN during checkout to get $125 off at: http://icebarrel.com/ALIGN PaleoValley: Use code ALIGN during checkout for 15% off at: paleovalley.com/align
9/15/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 6 seconds
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Chase Jarvis: How to Boost Creativity and Depth of Human Connection

Have you ever asked yourself what it means to have a good life? In this episode of The Align Podcast, Chase Jarvis and I talk about how our agency and our connections with other humans influence our experiences in life. We also discuss the definition of creativity and how we can foster it daily, the importance of movement and play and how our actions can sometimes matter more than our thoughts. Chase Jarvis is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and one of the most influential photographers of the past 20 years.  His expansive work ranges from shooting advertising campaigns for companies like Apple, Nike, and Red Bull; to working with athletes like Serena Williams and Tony Hawk, to collaborating with renowned icons like Lady Gaga and Richard Branson. As a fine artist, he’s had solo and group gallery shows in the USA, Europe, and the Middle East. In 2013 Chase contributed to the Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times story Snowfall, and in 2014 earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City. He also created Best Camera – the first photo app to share images to social networks, and is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, design, music and business from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs…and his company, CreativeLive, was recently acquired by Fiverr, a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. His recent book Creative Calling debuted as an instant National Best Seller. He’s long been an advisor to Fortune 100 brands, and a guest at the White House, the United Nations, the Library of Congress, 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, and the DIFC in Dubai. Chase lives with his wife, Kate, in Seattle, and serves as a volunteer board director for several non-profits. Thank you to our sponsors: Organifi: Use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%: www.organifi.com/align BiOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10% on Magnesium Breakthrough + FREE bottle of Masszymes (1000 FIRST people ONLY): magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast Kion: To save 20% on monthly deliveries or 10% on one-time purchases go to: getkion.com/align LMNT: To get a free sample pack with any purchase go to: DrinkLMNT.com/ALIGN  
9/8/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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Adriaan Louw: Understanding Pain, What Factors Influence It and How We Can Manage It

Do you ever wonder why we feel pain and how to deal with it?In this episode of The Align Podcast, Dr. Adriaan Louw and I talk about pain and the factors that influence it, including the connection between the brain and why our perception matters. We also discuss how to teach people on how to deal with pain, how to calm our nervous system and how our nervous system affects our reaction to pain.    Adriaan is an adjunct faculty member at St. Ambrose University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, teaching pain science. Adriaan has taught throughout the US and internationally for 25 years at numerous national and international manual therapy, pain science and medical conferences. He has authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles related to spinal disorders and pain science. Adriaan completed his Ph.D. on pain neuroscience education and is the Director of the Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group - an independent collaborative initiative studying pain neuroscience. He is a senior faculty, pain science director and vice-president of faculty experience for Evidence in Motion. Thank you to our sponsors: BiOptimizers: Use code ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10% on Magnesium Breakthrough + FREE bottle of Masszymes (1000 FIRST people ONLY): magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast Organifi: Use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%: www.organifi.com/align Kion: To save 20% on monthly deliveries or 10% on one time purchases go to: getkion.com/align  
9/1/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dr. Lorimer Moseley: How to Grow Beyond Your Pain and Understanding the Source

Lorimer is Bradley Distinguished Professor in Clinical Neuroscience, Foundation Chair in Physiotherapy and Director of IIMPACT in Health at the University of South Australia. His main interests are persistent pain and other protective feelings. His research group investigates pain in humans, from cognitive and behavioral experiments to clinical trials and implementation studies. He has authored over 350 scientific articles and seven books. He has received international awards for his contributions to the science of pain, the treatment of persistent pain, to pain and health education, and for his public outreach initiatives. In 2017 he founded the not for profit Pain Revolution and in 2020 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, that country’s second highest civilian honor, for ‘distinguished served to humanity at large in the fields of pain and its management, science communication, education and physiotherapy.’ He lives and works on Kaurna Land in Adelaide, South Australia.
8/27/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Barefoot Sprinter: Feeling the World Through Our Feet, Plantar Fasciitis, and Cultivating Safety Through Money

Ever wonder what happens if you stop wearing shoes and go about your life…barefoot?    In this episode of the Align podcast, Graham Tuttle and I chat about foot freedom and how it directly impacts life.  We talk about the different ways to unpack the feet and the common mistakes when doing it, as well as, peripersonal space. Plus, Graham explains what Plantar fasciitis is and the treatment options available to help reduce symptoms. Lastly, we touch on how we measure safety through the amount of money someone makes.   Graham Tuttle, AKA the Barefoot Sprinter, is a coach that specializes in building better athletes from the ground up through a focus on intrinsic foot strength. Inspired by his own experience from years of struggling with sports injuries and refusing that conventional, status quo “fixes” were the answer, Graham embarked on a journey to figure out exactly why injuries in sports happen, and how to prevent them.   <span class=
8/18/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr. Zach Bush: Scarcity in Nature, Perceiving Beauty, and Defying Aging

Do you ever have a sudden fear of not having enough time left in your life?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Zach Bush and I chat about the divergence of humans from nature, the function of this split, as well as the effects of this split in our society now. We also talk about the relationship between art,  and “play” with medicine. We touch the process of healing our past traumas as well as the core idea of intrinsic health. Lastly, we talk about the idea of looking past the obsolete idea of aging and how it can positively impact our body.    Zach Bush, MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is the co-founder and CEO of Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer's Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet.   2:30 - Divergence of humans from nature 5:40 - What is the evolutionary function of our split with nature? 9:30 - Why are we capable of seeing ourselves “separate”?   13:27 - Maximizing the experience of pleasure and beauty 16:28 - What are the societal effects of our split with nature? 20:08 - Interconnection between awe-inspiring aesthetics and medicine 24:58 - What is the value of “play” in medicine? <span class= "author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2qowz80zsz81zdz72
8/11/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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Dr. Ethan Kross: Taking Control of The Voice in Your Head, Lessening The Chatter, and Distanced Self-talk

Do ruminating thoughts regularly disrupt your sleep and keep you awake at night?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Ethan Kross and I chat about how to effectively deal with chatter, and self-criticism. We also talk about high individualism as well as our relationship with others and our thoughts towards them. Lastly, we also touch on having internal dialogues to switch our overall perspective in life.   Ethan Kross, PhD, is one of the world's leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. He is an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan and the Ross School of Business, and is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. He has also participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR's Morning Edition.    Ethan Kross, PhD, wrote a book called Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It   3:50: What are the physical toggles to change our state of mind? 6:33: How do we find our awe triggers? 8:25: Paradox of high individualism 11:52: When is self-criticism a good thing? 14:00: How can "splitting oneself" help in overcoming struggles? 16:00: How congruent is our relationship with ourselves and others? 18:23: Should we be held accountable for EVERY thought we have? 23:20: What is the value of shame? 29:10:  Does our brain have sovereignty over life occurrences? <span class= "author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2qowz80zsz81zdz72zz6
8/4/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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Michael Brandt: Being Metabolically Flexible, Sugar Addiction, and Avoiding Diet Dogma

Ever wonder what happens to our body if we skip carbs for long periods of time?    In this episode of the Align podcast, Michael Brandt and I chat about ketogenic diet, how we can fully reap the benefits of it and where to naturally get ketones exogenously. We also chat about sugar addiction and insulin spikes, how ketones can be used both in facilitating body restoration and in keeping satiation and MCTs.    Michael Brandt is the CEO and co-founder of Healing Via Modern Nutrition (HVMN). He’s an avid triathlete and marathoner with a 2:42 personal record.   2:24: Ketones and ketosis for dummies 5:55: Understanding the difference between ketone bodies 11:15: Why is the military interested in ketones? 22:42: Are there any caveats in experimenting ketones?  24:54: Ketones in American diet and Ketoacidosis 29:05: What are the risks when taking exogenous ketones? 32:57: Can ketones be used in the restoration of the body? 36:36: What are the mechanisms behind ketones as anxiolytic? 43:00: Is there a natural way to extract exogenous ketones? 49:06: What are MCTs? 54:18: Naysayers on endogenous ketone usage   To learn more about Michael<spa
7/28/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 49 seconds
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Vanessa Van Edwards: Reading Body Cues, Boundary Blowing Questions, and Adopting a Charismatic Communication Style

Ever wonder what someone is thinking when they flex their eyelids? Or purse their lips?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Vanessa Van Edwards and I chat about the science of people. Without even realizing it, we constantly give away what we are thinking in our heads through our body language. Vanessa explains what the most common cues may mean and she also explains how we can adjust our social interactions based on our readings of people.    Vanessa is Lead Investigator at Science of People. She is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, translated into 16 languages, and Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication. More than 50 million people watch her engaging YouTube tutorials and TEDx Talk.   What we discuss:   02:15: What stands out in today’s daily interactions? 08:10: Should you be faking it until you make it? 14:03: What does the eyelid flex cue mean? 31:00: Why is it so hard for people to get away with lying? 39:09: The importance of having tools 42:44: When are you trying too much? 48:52: What to do when you sense shut-down? 55:36: What is the ideal eye-contact ratio in western cultures?     To learn more about Vanessa:   Website: <span class= "at
7/26/202257 minutes, 58 seconds
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Steven Kotler: Weaponizing Victimhood, The Future of Humanity, Measuring Empathy

How can we make our society more equalitarian, fair, and empathetic?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Steven Kotler and I chat about species die off and how the current circumstances we find in our world may be contributing to the human species die-off. Steven also shares with us if there is really any evolutionary value to hate and how it can be used as weapon by humans.   Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.   What we discuss:   02:12: What is species die-off? 03:24: Does the declining birth rate have any impact on the human species die-off? 07:02: How can we measure empathy of a generation? 09:18: How can we cultivate empathy? 15:00: What is the value of the flow state? 23:16: Can we experience our life as different chapters? 32:17: What is Steven’s meditation practice? 38:52: Is there any evolutionary value to hate? 54:54: What is the value in tripping evolution?     To learn more about Steven:   Instagram: @stevenkotler <span class= "author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2qowz82zpn72xz78zz73zvz88z7z89zhxz78zhz78zgg4iz80zz6
7/21/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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Angus Fletcher: Evolving Past The “Selfie”, Myths About Artificial Intelligence, and Choosing Our Narrative

Do you ever wonder how the stories you tell yourself are impacting your reality?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Angus Fletcher and I chat about how the human brain is predisposed to create and tell itself narratives that fit with its hopes and fears and how these stories we tell ourselves influence our perception of life. We also chat about why a human brain will always outperform artificial intelligence, the origins of technology, and what will happen if we fail to go beyond the “selfie” in today’s society.   Dr. Angus Fletcher (PhD, Yale) researches the science of human intelligence--the science of why humans are smarter than machines. His research has been published in The New York Academy of Sciences, Harvard Business Review, and dozens of other academic journals. His most recent books are Wonderworks and Storythinking.     What we discuss:   02:27: What is the power of story? 05:36: What is the effect of culture on an individual who sees the world through the lens of science? 16:00: Where is Artificial Intelligence heading and why do we worship it so much? <span class= "author-d-1gg9
7/14/202253 minutes, 41 seconds
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Daniel Vitalis: Understanding Our Ancestors, The Impact of Technology on Human Evolution, and Our Loss of Connection With Nature

Do you know what species of grass you have in your backyard? Chances are, you don’t.   In this episode of The Align podcast, David Vitalis and I chat about our loss of connection with nature. Many of us live a life where we can’t identify the animals in our backyard or the herbs that grow in our local forests, which are things hunters and gatherers used to be able to do. We unravel the implication such a change may have on our evolution as a species. We also chat about how our ancestors created communities and tribes that are different from the ones we create today.    David Vitalis is a Registered Maine Guide, writer, public speaker, interviewer, and lifestyle pioneer who’s especially interested in helping people reconnect with wildness, both inside and outside of themselves. After learning to hunt, fish, and forage as an adult, Daniel created WildFed to inspire others to start a wild-food journey of their own.     What we discuss:   02:19: Why is the overall health of our population in constant decline despite medical and scientific advancements in health care? 05:10: Is it really possible to feed the masses without industrialized farms? 23:53: Did we make technology or did technology make us? 42:00: Is the hunter-gather theory over-romanticized? 47:53: The truth about communities and tribes 01:04:00: What does the Bible really say about God?   To learn more about Daniel:   Website: https://www.danielvitalis.com/ and <span class= "author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2qowz82zpn72xz78zz73zvz88z7z89zhxz78zhz78zgg4iz80zz
7/7/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cameron George: Understanding Senescent Cells, Psychotropic Medicines, and The Benefits of Kava

Do you wish you could experience the same effects of alcohol, but without the hangover?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Cameron George and I chat about what Kava is exactly, its main benefits, and how it impacts your nervous system. We also explore what senescent cells are and how they relate to the psychedelic experience of psychotropic medicines. Lastly, we cover how Kava can help reset your sympathetic system.    Cameron is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of TRU KAVA, a company that is striving to set the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market. TRU KAVA is focused on developing scalable user-friendly products that deliver the full therapeutic action of the traditional kava drink, which is the only form has been highly prized in south pacific islands for over 3000 years.   What we discuss:   03:16: What does the psychedelic experience like from a neuro-chemical perspective? 09:27: What does it mean to experience a re-sensitization to reality? 14:23: What is a senescent cell? 31:07: What is Kava? 52:02: How does Kava impact the nervous system? 01:02:48: How does being in a constant sympathetic state affect your libido? 01:13:42: What other substances can restore the GABA system? 01:30:45: How did Cameron beat his addiction 01:51:40: What is a tonic? 01:53:35: What is the recommended dosage of Kava? 02:02:52: What “stacks” <span class= "author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2qowz82zpn72xz78zz73zvz88z7z89zhxz7
6/30/20222 hours, 10 minutes, 41 seconds
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Jason Nemer: The Benefits of AcroYoga, Play, and Connection

Do you make time for play in your day?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Jason Nemer and I chat about the benefits of acroyoga, playing, and connection for our health. While we tend to forget it, humans do need to experience play to feel their optimal selves. We also chat about the concept of the “perfect fit” when it comes to AcroYoga.   Jason Nemer is a world-champion acrobat and the Co-Founder of AcroYoga. Jason’s work was featured in New York Times Bestselling author Tim Ferriss’ book, Tools of Titans.   What we discuss:   03:20: What does it mean to have space in the body? 08:35: What are meridian lines? 18:04: What is AcroYoga? 21:19: What can people learn about their bodies in this process? 31:13: Does the concept of “perfect fit” exist? 43:13: What are the benefits of “play”? 48:50: Where does DougChiang fit in? 01:10:19: What does it mean to be extreme?   To learn more about Jason:   Website: <a class="attrlink" href="https://www.acroyoga.org/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer
6/23/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dr. Doug Brackmann: How to Harness Your Hunter Abilities, What It Means to Be Driven, and Why All Feelings Are Bullsh*t

Did you know that someone’s genetics may explain why some people prefer chaos over order?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Doug Brackmann and I chat about what it really means to be Driven. Essentially, our Driven characteristics are related to a certain genetic makeup, meaning our ways of being are not simply personality traits but are ingrained in our DNA. We also debate over why love and social acceptance are not the same thing, the differences between intuition and feelings, and why not all feelings are bullshit.    Dr. Doug Brackmann is one of the leading psychologists to some of the most successful and Driven entrepreneurs, pro athletes, executives, and other top performers. By combining the components of meditation, long-range shooting, and therapy, Dr. Doug helps those with Driven characteristics (often wrongfully diagnosed as ADD, ADHD, OCD, or other) to harness their hunter abilities.   What we discuss:    02:43: What about one’s genetics makes them more scientific or spiritual? 08:32: Can trauma affect your characteristics? 13:33: What does it mean to be driven? 25:00: Are hunters really superior to farmers? 39:40: Are all feelings bullshit?! 45:31: What is the ego and how does it relate to the narratives we create? 53:41: What exercises can you perform to explore the shadow? 1:01:00: Is social acceptance and love the same thing?   To learn more about Dr. Brackmann:   Website: <span class= "a
6/16/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dr. Steven Lin: Tongue Posture, Jaw Structure, and Nutritional Principles

Did you know that our jaw structure could be an indicator of evolutionary decline?    In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Steven Lin and I chat about what our tongue posture and jaw structure can tell us about our health. We also chat about the health risks associated with over-disinfecting everything and how oral antibacterials can surprisingly increase your risk of diabetes.   Dr. Steven Lin is a world-leading functional dentist, TEDx speaker, and author of the International #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, The Dental Diet. As a passionate preventative, whole health advocate, Dr. Lin focuses on the understanding of dental disease through nutritional principles.      What we discuss: 02:24: Overlays of eastern and western mechanics 04:12: Why does tongue posture matter? 10:12: What can we do with our trauma? 13:40: Is there a link between how we’re using the jaw and nutrition? 20:34: Is there a direct correlation between the structure of our jaw and nutrition? 34:00: Why are humans heading towards an evolutionary decline? 36:50: Has there ever been any proof of malocclusion in the past?  43:20: Is sugar infused in culture? 53:45: What do oral antibacterials do to your mouth’s health? 56:56: Can alcohol-based mouthwash increase the risk of diabetes? 58:00: Are there any health risks associated with disinfecting everything 1:00:11: Are sweeteners better?     <span class= "author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2qo
6/9/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dr. Lorin Krenn: Have Better Sex, Understand Your Partners More, and Deepen Your Relationships

Did you know our suppressed emotions could be ruining our sex lives?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Lorin Krenn and I chat about the inner work men can do to have better sex and more intimacy in their relationships.  We also chat about how one can know if they’re meant for monogamy or polygamy and how they can determine which partner is perfect for them.    Dr. Lorin Krenn  is an internationally sought after teacher in the field of relationships, who helps people to experience deep intimacy through the power of masculine & feminine polarity. As well, he is the author of the highly-rated book‘Understand Women Better’.     What we discuss:   02:02: How can a man cultivate himself  in order to have the best sex? 06:23: What is sex? 08:06: What does the process of knowing yourself better look like? 13:46: What is the shadow? 26:00: What is the optimal playing board for modern relationships? 30:19: Why do we experience fear of commitment? 37:00: How does someone know which partner is perfect for them? 47:32: The biggest gift of the feminine energy 50:05: Why are stress-tests so difficult for men? 54:34: How can you stop resisting commitment to “the
6/7/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 42 seconds
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Garrett Salpeter: The Mind-Pain Connection, Electrical Stimulation Therapy, and Why We All Feel Pain Differently

Did you know that pain is experienced differently by everyone?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Garrett and I chat about why an MRI scan may not show physicians and therapists everything they need to know about the source of chronic pain many patients experience. In fact, the psychological stressors we have within us could be just as much the culprit as something being physically and structurally wrong in the body. Garrett also explains how pain is something that is subjective and is tolerated differently by everyone, as we all separate psychological pain from physical pain differently.   Garrett Salpeter combined training in neuroscience and engineering to start NeuFit, a company at the nexus of neurology and fitness, dedicated to treating athletes and patients in the realization of fitness goals, effective rehabilitation, and improved overall health.   What we discuss:   02:18: What is electrical stimulation therapy? 10:10: What is pain? 19:07: Why does the pain feel different for everyone? 25:50: Is it possible to separate psychological pain from physical pain in the brain? 30:39: How do psychological stressors induce physical pain? 37:31: What methods does Garrett use and what are the starting points in the analysis? 40:09: What can the Neubie do that other tools can’t? 51:53: What are some stumble blocks that Garrett has learned along this journey? 57:42: What are the differences between each device?   To learn more about Garrett:   Website: <span class= "attrlink url author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2qowz82zpn72xz78zz73zvz88z7z89z
5/26/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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John Vervaeke, PhD: Finding Your Meaning “In” and “Of” Life, Cancel Culture, and the Age of Disinformation

Do you know what your meaning in life is? What about your meaning OF life? In this episode of the Align podcast, John Vervaeke, Ph.D. and I share a profoundly striking dialogue on our collective starvation for meaning. Plus, we tackle why we experience a gnawing disconnection from ourselves, from each other, and from nature. As he sheds light on the difference between meaning “in” life vs. meaning “of” life, we also touch on cancel culture, addiction, the power of a flow state of mind in meaning-making, and how to cultivate wisdom in the Age of Disinformation. John Vervaeke, Ph.D., is an author of several books, and he’s been a professor of cognitive science at the University of Toronto since 1994. His award-winning 50-part lecture series on Youtube titled "Awakening from the Meaning Crisis” has garnered 500k+ views worlwide. What we discuss: 0:00 - Introduction to John Vervaeke 3:00 - Culture, Grammar, and the Creation of Meaning 6:00 - What is the Meaning Crisis? 9:00 - The roots of our alienation + how to harness our power to self-correct 16:00 - Cancel culture as a symptom of the meaning crisis 23:30 - What exactly is cognition? 27:00 - Love, psychedelics, and the flow state of mind 36:00 - The definition of meaning-making & the different kinds of knowing 41:30 - Addiction: A learned behavior or a disease? 44:50 - Why we should never stop looking for meaning & seeking wisdom 56:00 - Actionable Tips to cultivate wisdom & live a fulfilled life 1:01:00 - How religion contributes to solving the meaning crisis   Learn more from John Vervaeke: Website: johnvervaeke.com Twitter: @vervaeke_john Youtube: johnvervaeke Book: Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis   Related Links:   The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount alignpodcast.com/community to join our community www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%.
5/19/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dr. Becca Levy: Blue Zones, Ageism, and How Your Beliefs About Aging Impact Your Health

Did you know your beliefs about aging can have a direct impact on how long of a life you will live?   In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Becca Levy and I chat about how our positive and negative beliefs about aging impact our health.    We also chat about what western cultures can learn from other cultures that celebrate growing old and living until old age, such as the famous blue zones.   Dr. Becca Levy, Ph.D., is an award-winning Yale Professor of Psychology and Global Health. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University. She has been invited to testify before the United States Senate on the effects of ageism, contributed to briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court in age-discrimination cases, and participated in United Nations discussions of ageism.    What we discuss:   04:00: Why did Dr. Levy get involved with the field of aging?   06:04: What is the connection be
5/12/202241 minutes, 3 seconds
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Gray Cook: Movement Fundamentals, Ankle Mobility, and Self-Awareness

Do you think you have stiff ankles? Chances are, you just lack mobility.   In this episode of the Align Podcast, Gray Cook and I chat about the fundamentals of movement and how our current culture is out of touch with them. In Gray’s experience, a simple practice of self-awareness can help us identify a lot of our movement patterns that are broken and allow us to bring it back to their performing state.   We also talk about how we can integrate the basic fundamentals of movement in today’s sedentary modern world where sofas, desks, and cars all have an impact on our mobility.   Gray Cook is a physical therapist, orthopedic certified specialist, and certified strength and conditioning coach. His developments in movement pattern screening and assessment are at the forefront of fitness, physical conditioning, injury prevention, and physical rehabilitation.      What we discuss:    02:36: What are some of the low-hanging fruit in terms of mobility in today’s world? 05:45:Which movement fundamentals should be thought in our education system? 10:52: What are Gray’s observations on physical independence? 27:22: Have we really conquered nature? 31:02: How do we integrate modern life into the natural and seamless self? 34:48: Can we seamlessly integrate more than one movement practice into our daily lives? 42:30: What does it mean to walk “well”? 51:13: How has Gray’s perspective on breathe shift over the years? 01:11:59: How can we get to a point where we’re effortlessly inhabiting our physical body? <span class= "author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2qowz82zpn72xz78zz73zvz88z7z89zhxz78zhz78zgg4iz80zz67z
5/5/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dr. Kelly Starrett, DPT: Breaking Our False Sense of Fragility, Redefining Pain, & Mobility Tips for Desk-Sitting Humans

In today's episode, I'm privileged to host Dr. Kelly Starrett, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, world-leading Mobility expert, and NYT best-selling author who never fails to astound me.   Prepare to learn why an obsession with diet and exercise may not solve your complex health issues, why you shouldn't fear aging, how your thoughts could literally reshape your bones, what it means to restore your “full range of motion,” the relationship of quality movement and lasting joy, plus the major differences between stretching and mobilizing (and why you should be focusing on the latter!).   As a seasoned Movement and Mobility Coach, Dr. Kelly Starrett guides players in the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, Olympic gold medalists, and other world-class athletes. He and his wife Julia Starrett co-founded The Ready State, a fitness firm whose unique programs have amassed over 1.3 million practitioners worldwide.   What we discuss: 5:00 - A bottom-up approach to transforming our health 9:40 - Addressing your false sense of fragility 16:00 - How isolation contributes to poor health 25:00 - Dr. Kelly’s definition of rest & Aaron’s mantra for success 37:50 - Stretching Vs. Mobility: Restoring your full range of motion 43:00 - What is effective movement? 46:50 - How your mindset can transform your bones, muscles, & joints 49:00 - A top-down approach to pain: How to rework your self-image & practice better self-talk 57:00 - Movement tips for longevity 1:08:00 - The necessity of pain 1:15:00 - 3 Easy Practices for Pain Relief & Management     Learn more from Dr. Kelly Starrett: Website: https://thereadystate.com/ Instagram: @thereadystate Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheReadyState Books: https://www.amazon.com/Kelly-Starrett/e/B00DJEBOUO   Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  alignpodcast.com/community to join our community www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%. getkion.com/align  and save 20%  <div class="sqs-block-co
4/28/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr. Eric Goodman: Foundation Training – Postures, Movement, & Breathing Techniques For Natural Pain Management

It only takes 3 minutes a day to be mindful of your posture - and that could take away decades of pain that's been keeping you from performing at your best. The exercises involved in making this happen come from Dr. Eric Goodman's life work called Foundation Training, a movement revolution practiced by thousands globally. In this episode, we look back on his journey to creating this world-class program and why it has become extremely important now that our modern habits are throwing our bodies into serious imbalance and misalignment, causing us to live in constant pain. We share top movement techniques you can easily follow - whether you're sitting in front of a computer, commuting to work, or even standing still.   Dr. Eric Goodman, DC, is an author, chiropractor, international speaker, and the founder and creator of Foundation Training.                                                                                  What we discuss: 0:00 - Introduction to Dr. Eric Goodman 3:00 - Strength training Vs. Foundation Training 6:20 - Guide to Decompression Breathing 10:00 - Horizontal Vs. Vertical Breathing: How to breathe well for a more focused mind 23:30 - The core definition of pain 30:00 - What it means to "be with what is" & "surrender to pain" 36:00 - Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS): Why masking your pain only makes it worse 53:00 - 3 Tips to Improving Your Sensation of Pain 1:05:00 - Thoughts on God & the Meaning of Life 1:13:30 - Why the only way out of pain is through it 1:18:00 - Views on Stimulants, Cannabis, Psychedelics, & Pain Pills 1:34:30 - 3 Daily Movement Techniques for A Pain-Free Life   Learn more from Dr. Eric Goodman:   Website: https://www.foundationtraining.com/ Instagram: @foundationtraining Dr. Eric Goodman’s recent book:Foundations of Health   Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  alignpodcast.com/community to join our community www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%. neurohacker.com/qualia-mind and use ALIGN during checkout to save 15% higherdose.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to save 15%
4/21/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mike Fitch: Train Like A Beast – Animal Flow Movement Techniques for Resilient Body & Mind

Consider your physical performance – when's the last time you crawled your way through a workout or practiced handstands? Probably never. In this episode of the Align Podcast, Mike Fitch explains the evolutionary benefits of training our bodies as animals do: using all four limbs and working with them in a sequence. We talk about relearning archetypal postures and tips for finding more flow in your life when you feel stuck in an unhealthy place or mindset. Mike Fitch is an innovative fitness educator and movement coach with 20 years experience in the fitness industry. Mike has also developed multiple other skills-based bodyweight training programs including the Bodyweight Athlete and is a highly sought after presenter and content contributor.                              What we discuss: 00:00 - Introduction to Mike Fitch 6:00 - Going beyond traditional sports training & back to Primal Movements 8:30 - What & where is tension in the body? 14:00 - Why you should relearn quadrupedal movements 17:00 - The Primal Play Method 20:00 - Structure is Freedom: Mike's daily routine 23:30 - Important movement lessons from babies 26:30 - Animal Flow’s impact on health & brain function 30:00 - Why comfort could be a prison, and the making of "We Invite You To Move" 35:00 - Keys to finding more flow in your life   Learn more from Mike Fitch: Website: https://animalflow.com/ Instagram: @mikefitch.af ; @animalflowofficial Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnimalFlow   Watch our Animal Flow workout here: Align Podcast on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlignPodcast    Related Links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%. getkion.com/align  and save 20%  <div id="yui_3_17_2_1_1649961632249_77" class= "blog-item-wrapp
4/14/202246 minutes, 8 seconds
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Angelo Keely: Protein Hacks for Muscle Growth, Supplementing Amino Acids, the Downside of Vegan Protein

Newsflash! You can be eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly yet still be deficient in what science calls the "building blocks of life" – proteins and amino acids.   Today, Angelo Keely joins me for an illuminating episode where we talk about the most important macronutrient of all and why your current diet could be providing you with incomplete blocks of it. Backed with science and an overwhelming passion for educating people, Angelo debunks popular myths about protein and lays out the best sources for life-enhancing amino acids. He also managed to simplify the complicated science behind muscle-protein synthesis and branched-chained amino acids (BCCA) while sharing protein-intake recommendations you probably haven’t heard from anywhere else! Angelo Keely is the co-founder and CEO of Kion, a supplement and functional food company dedicated to helping health and fitness enthusiasts live long, active, joyful lives by providing clean, energy enhancing solutions. What we discuss: 0:00 - Introduction to Angelo Keely 2:00 - Protein Myths: Are plant-based diets giving you enough protein? 5:30 - Explained: Proteins, Essential & Non-Essential Amino Acids, 5-HTP, Tryptophan 11:00 - Simplifying Muscle-Protein Synthesis & Branch-Chained Amino Acids (BCAA) 16:00 - Thoughts & Tips on Fasting & Protein Supplements 24:00 - How proteins boost brain function 27:30 - Recalling his "weird" childhood, ego death, substance abuse, and spiritual rebirth 45:30 - How much protein do we need daily? 51:00 - Best sources for amino acids: Whole foods Vs. Supplements 1:02:00 - Amino acids, mitochondria, longevity 1:08:00 - More food sources for essential amino acids 1:14:00 - All about Kion   Learn more from Angelo Keely: Websites: Angelo Keely - https://www.angelokeely.com/ Kion - https://getkion.com/ Instagram: @angelokeely ; @kion   Research on this topic: Branched-chain amino acids and muscle protein synthesis in humans: myth or reality? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5568273/   Nonessential amino acids are not necessary to stimulate net muscle protein synthesis in healthy volunteers https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15539275/   Essential amino acid and carbohydrate supplementation ameliorates muscle protein loss during 28 days bedrest. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/89/9/4351/2844393?login=false   Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook <p
4/7/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 7 seconds
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Max Lugavere: How to Eat to Avoid Cognitive Decline As You Age

In this episode, we dive into the best and most affordable ways to supercharge your brain health, prevent Alzheimer's Disease, overcome depression through nutrition, and resist a sedentary lifestyle even when you're too lazy to move. With a relatable tone, Max breaks down the connection between cognitive health and cardiovascular health, how critical sunlight exposure is to our circadian biology, what technology is doing to our IQ, and why it's necessary to see food as medicine if you want to build and maintain a healthier eating habit.   Max Lugavere is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life," published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. His newest book "Genius Kitchen" is available for pre-order now.                                                                                                                                                                                                           What we discuss: 0:00 - Introduction to Max Lugavere 2:00 - How his mom’s diagnosis changed his entire life 7:00 - Is dementia a genetic destiny? 12:40 - Is technology destroying our IQ? 18:00 - #1 Tip to optimize your cognitive function 22:00 - The power of diet & exercise in treating depression & hypertension 28:00 - How to prevent social media from damaging your brain health 31:00 - Strategies to keep your brain sharper every day 45:00 - Does being physically frail make you more at risk of dementia? 48:00 - All about "Genius Kitchen" 53:00 - Foods for dementia prevention + healthiest sources of protein   Learn more from Max Lugavere: Website: https://www.maxlugavere.com/ Instagram: @maxlugavere Books: https://www.maxlugavere.com/book   Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%. icebarrel.com/align to get 125$ OFF  
3/31/202259 minutes, 52 seconds
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Charles Eisenstein: The Paradox of Human Progress & The Power of Narratives

In our near-dystopian society, progress is measured by power. Dominance over nature, animals, and fellow humans has become synonymous with development. But is humanity's desire to ascend necessarily evil?  In this episode, the great philosopher Charles Eisenstein joins me for a paradigm-shifting conversation. We immerse into the most daunting social and spiritual crises we face today and discuss why acquiring more power, money, wealth, and control isn't the way out.  Also, we go into the power of narratives in influencing culture, how to redefine progress to honor our oneness with nature, the true purpose of wealth, and what it means to live a genuinely good life.    Charles Eisenstein is an intellectual, teacher, public speaker, and author of numerous essays and books, including "Sacred Economics," "Climate—A New Story," and "The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible."                                                                                                                                                                                What we discuss: 00:00 - Introduction to Charles Eisenstein 2:30 - Why global problems aren't a matter of good vs. evil 8:00 - Using narrative as a form of power 13:00 - Sacred Economics, Capitalism, & Collective Miseries 17:30 - On COVID vaccine mandates & lockdowns 24:30 - Apathy & our quest for meaning in COVID times 35:00 - Transcending the Story of Separation 40:00 - What's the true purpose of wealth? 49:20 - Redefining human progress, and the secret to living a good life 53:00 - The ultimate key to advancing humanity   Learn more from Charles Eisenstein: Website: https://charleseisenstein.org/ Instagram: @charles_eisenstein Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CharlesEisenstein-org Books: https://charleseisenstein.org/books/   Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%. icebarrel.com/align to get 125$ OFF
3/24/202255 minutes, 49 seconds
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Cameron Shayne: Spiritual Vs. Materialistic Martial Art, Redefining Success + Why We’re Only As Important As A Worm

How do you measure success? Is it through the high, thundering reputation you build for yourself or the lasting inner peace nobody can steal from you?   In this episode of the Align Podcast, Budokon Founder Cameron Shayne and I share a high-level discussion on what it means to be a well-balanced human being in our materialistic culture. He offers a refreshing view on success and explains why you shouldn't aim for superiority over fellow beings and instead strive for unity, harmony, peace, and compassion. As we also discuss gender identity crisis, overpopulation, the "fractionalizing" popular culture, racism, and same-sex marriage, we highlight how movement carves our path toward collective progress and why we need more of it.   Considered the father of the mixed movement arts culture, Cameron Shayne pioneered the phrase and concept of Budokon Mixed Movement Arts. He has spent 25+ years studying and teaching yoga and movement to hundreds of people worldwide.   What we discuss: 0:00 - Introduction to Cameron Shayne 5:00 - Materialistic Vs. Spiritual Martial Art 7:55 - How do you define success? 15:00 - The connection between movement & thinking & the case of Stephen Hawking 27:05 - How to move more consciously & with less contradiction in your body 35:00 - The ultimate measure of success 41:00 - Compelling views on gender identity crisis, sexuality, popular culture, & overpopulation 58:00 - Why we need to practice the great Morihei Ueshiba's teachings today 1:16:00 - How movement & martial arts can keep us from destroying ourselves & the planet 1:22:50 - The danger of having too much self-importance 1:31:00 - When can we consider ourselves a racist & how to be more aware of it 1:37:00 - Cameron's advice: Develop your intuition. Move intuitively, eat intuitively, think intuitively.   Learn more from Cameron Shayne: Website: http://budokon.com/ Instagram: @cameronshayne   Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  <div id="yui_3_17_2_1_1
3/21/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dr. Steven Gundry: Keto Myths, Gut Dysbiosis, Mitochondrial Uncoupling, and the Benefits of Pessimism

What if you can reap the real benefits of the ketogenic diet without putting up with its traditional restrictions? Top heart surgeon and best-selling author of “The Plant Paradox” Dr. Steven Gundry joins me in this very insightful conversation and reveals the shocking truth about traditional keto diets, why most people fail at it, and how to do keto the right way. As the episode ends, Dr. Steven and I reflect on intermittent fasting, the carnivore dogma, humanity’s quest to longevity and why optimistic pessimism largely helps with that. Dr. Steven Gundry spent over 40 years as a cardiothoracic and heart surgeon before he shifted his focus on finding solutions to reversing disease through nutrition. He is the Director and Founder of the International Heart & Lung Institute as well as the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA.  Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction to Dr. Steven Gundry 3:00 - Which staple foods are actually toxic for you? 6:00 - Debunking the keto diet: Where we get keto wrong 9:00 - What's Mitochondrial Uncoupling? 13:30 - The Gundry philosophy explained: “Disease begins and ends in the gut” 24:00 - 2 Tips to reversing the damage from harmful food sources 28:00 - Is gut dysbiosis connected to mental illnesses? 35:00 - Shocking benefits of intermittent fasting + Foods for a healthy gut 37:00 - What "Unlocking the Keto Code" means + Tips to get started 42:30 - Foods that help "uncouple" the mitochondria & boost ketosis 46:00 - Why optimistic pessimism can prolong your life 55:20 - Thoughts on the carnivore dogma   Learn more from Dr. Steven Gundry: Website: https://drgundry.com/ Instagram: @drstevengundry Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrGundry ; https://www.youtube.com/c/GundryMDYT/about   Book: “Unlocking the Keto Code: The Revolutionary New Science of Keto That Offers More Benefits Without Deprivation”    Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%. www.seed.com/Align and use Align during checkout to get 15%
3/17/202258 minutes, 23 seconds
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Gabby Bernstein: Spiritual Practices for Emotional Freedom, Happier Days, and Stress-Proof Life

How can you transform pain into power, heal from a traumatic past, and live happier than ever? #1 New York Times best-selling author Gabby Bernstein joins me in this eye-opening episode to tell us the way. Life is a journey of unlearning fear and remembering love, but fear often ruins our ability to love and be happy. Gabby says we can still reverse that if we're willing to do the work. Here, she lays out the transformational practices that will guide you through your journey to recovery and freedom, from whatever it is that steals your joy. She talks about the therapy that changed her life, why you need to "move through" all the sensations you feel instead of only "getting past" them, and how to handle your psychological triggers masterfully. We also touch on topics like shame, attachment theories, and the scariest of them all...falling in love. Gabby Bernstein is a spiritual teacher, self-help guru, sought-after motivational speaker, and best-selling author of 9 books.   What we discuss: 00:00 - Introduction to Gabby Bernstein 2:00 - Recovering from childhood trauma at age 36 5:00 - The therapy that transformed her life 10:30 - Methods to understanding & handling your triggers 14:00 - What your hurtful past might be telling you 29:00 - How falling in love reveals the existence of a higher power 35:00 - Are your parents to blame for who you’ve become? 39:00 - The most impermissible emotion & how to deal with it 43:00 - What does “seeking freedom” really mean?   Learn more from Gabby Bernstein: Website: https://gabbybernstein.com/ Instagram: @gabbybernstein Books: https://gabbybernstein.com/shop/books/   Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  neurohacker.com/qualia-mind and use ALIGN during checkout to save 15% www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% icebarrel.com/align to get 125$ OFF magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%.
3/10/202247 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sal Di Stefano: Resistance Training – The Best Exercise to Combat Sedentarism & Stimulate Sex Hormones

What’s the best exercise for sedentary beings who want to live longer, stronger, and happier? Today’s guest firmly believes that resistance training is the answer. In this episode, Sal Di Stefano takes us through the unbelievable benefits of resistance training on growth hormones, insulin sensitivity, muscle building, and overall well-being. This discussion will help open your eyes to the dangers of modern-day sedentarism and teach you how to save yourself, one small habit changes at a time. Sal is the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS) and co-founder of Mind Pump Media. He also co-hosts Mind Pump.   What we discuss: 0:00 - Introduction to Sal Di Stefano 1:20 - Morning erection: Is it a sign of serious health issues? 3:15 - Myths about resistance training 6:50 - Why resistance training is the best form of exercise, even for non-fitness fanatics 10:00 - Does muscle building help with insulin-sensitivity, obesity, and Alzheimer’s? 13:00 - Winning the testosterone epidemic with resistance training 24:20 - How resistance training protects us against the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle 28:10 - Why couch potatoes burn more calories than hunter-gatherer tribesmen 32:00 - What really is resistance training? 34:50 - The problem of consistency & how to fix it 38:30 - 2 Tips to get fit without worrying about your macros and calorie intake 44:30 - Does working out as a form of self-punishment ever work? 50:00 - Motivation Vs. Discipline: Which do you need more?   Learn more from Sal Di Stefano: Website: www.mindpumpmedia.com Instagram: @mindpumpmedia Book: The Resistance Training Revolution: The No-Cardio Way to Burn Fat and Age-Proof Your Body - in Only 60 Minutes a Week   Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  www.raoptics.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 15% www.seed.com/Align and use Align during checkout to get 15% www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%
3/3/202255 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr. David Perlmutter: Dropping Acid for Optimal Metabolic Health & Longevity (Uric acid)

Did you know that elevated uric acid causes more than just gout? It also exacerbates chronic diseases like hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and more. That's why controlling uric acid is central to achieving optimal metabolic and overall health. But how can we consciously do that? Dr. David Perlmutter graces the Align Podcast to discuss everything you need to know about uric acid - the "metabolic waste product”. Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.   What we discuss: 0:00 - Introduction to Dr. David Perlmutter 1:00 - What "Drop Acid" talks about 3:40 - What is uric acid? 7:00 - The fructose (sugar) consumption & uric acid connection 10:30 - How body fat acts as our resource to make freshwater 13:00 - Does lack of sleep elevate uric acid levels? 16:30 – What/Who inspires him to stay humble & keep learning? 19:00 - Are we victims to our genomes & physiology? 24:00 - How to tap into your pre-frontal cortex & make better life decisions 27:00 - The dangers of the Standard American Diet (SAD) 37:00 - Foods that increase uric acid levels + how to offset them 41:20 - Why everyone should monitor their uric acid & read “Drop Acid”   Learn more from Dr. David Perlmutter: Website: www.drperlmutter.com Instagram: @davidperlmutter Books: www.drperlmutter.com/learn/books/   Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20% magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%.
2/24/202246 minutes, 7 seconds
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Gil Hedley: Life-Lessons from Cadavers, Somatic Intelligence and Why Fascia Matters

What can a cadaver reveal about the living?   In this episode of the Align Podcast, Gil Hedley, Ph.D. shares his mind-boggling insights from a lifetime of navigating what he calls the "inner space." We discuss how the body of the deceased leaves tracks that lead us to a deeper understanding of life and how the living should exist. We also talk about body shaming and ways to overcome it, why you should deromanticize pain, how external pressures can distort your tissue organization, and how to finally release yourself from that feeling of being a victim of your surroundings and emotions.   Besides being a prominent expert in human dissection, Gil Hedley, Ph.D., is also an author, teacher, and a nationally certified Rolfer and massage therapist.   What we discuss: 0:00 - Introduction to Gil Hedley 4:20 - Developing a non-emotional relationship to pain 9:50 - Why Movement means Mobility & Motility 16:40 - Cultural & religious roots of body shaming + ways to overcome it 23:00 - Should you feel guilty about seeking rest & pleasure? 34:30 - Life lessons from cadavers 41:20 - What's the "fuzz" & why do we need more differential movement? 50:30 - How tissues bind together & cause inflammation 54:00 - Piezoelectricity & how external pressures disrupt our inner space 57:50 - "You can't expect to get a different result from the same thoughts, emotions, or behaviors." 1:00:05 - How to detach yourself from a victim identity 1:05:30 - Break these thought patterns to rise above victim mentality   Learn more from Gil Hedley: Website: www.gilhedley.com/ Instagram: @gilhedleysomanaut Youtube: Somanaut    Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  <div id="item-62044a73ba70e9133a5afaf5" class= "sqs-layout sqs-grid-12 columns-12" data-layout-label="Post Bod
2/17/20221 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Aaron Doughty: Confronting Your Shadows, Crushing Limiting Beliefs & Demystifying Plant Medicines

Are you letting your shadows rule your life? Where do these shadows come from? How can plant medicine ceremonies lead to spiritual awakening? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Aaron Doughty shares how our shadows can destroy our self-image and what we can do to stop them. He then proceeds to explain the healing promise of plant medicine ceremonies like Ayahuasca and how these helped him get in touch with the deepest parts of his consciousness. Aaron Doughty is a life coach, spiritual leader, and YouTuber. He regularly produces content on science, philosophy, psychology, and spirituality to educate people and guide them to a life of purpose.   What we discuss: 0:00 - Introduction to Aaron Doughty 2:00 - Exposing your shadows & overcoming them 6:00 - Coca & Cocaine: When sacred plant medicines become a criminal's tool 13:00 - What are the benefits of plant medicines & ceremonies? 21:00 - What does "spiritual awakening" truly mean? 28:00 - Why do some people feel like they don't deserve good things? 38:00 - How to break free from toxic relationships & limiting beliefs 47:30 - Questions to ask yourself if you're feeling trapped in life 51:35 - Powerful Tips to regain your self-worth 56:00 - Why you need to seek discomfort to expand your sense of safety 1:02:00 - Advice for people who find it hard to accept love & find joy   Learn more from Aaron Doughty: Website: https://aarondoughty.com/ Instagram: @aarondoughty44   Related Links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%. neurohacker.com/qualia-mind and use AARON during checkout to save 15% www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%
2/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Rafael Lovato Jr: Philosophy of Fighting & Mastering the Art of Peace

What's the difference between a fighter and a true martial artist? How does an MMA champion deal with a career-ending diagnosis? In this episode, I'm joined by International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Champion and Professional MMA Fighter Rafael Lovato Jr. We talk about the events leading to his brain disorder diagnosis and how it propelled him to power through what he calls the "pinnacle challenge" of his martial arts journey. Here, he reveals more details on his disorder, his secrets to defeating his opponents, what separates a martial artist from a fighter, and why we shouldn't train only to win but to continuously learn. Also, we reflect on the meaning of success and death and how martial arts teaches us the art of letting go – a skill that will save us from life’s most difficult moments.   What we discuss: 00:00 - Introduction to Rafael Lovato Jr. 1:00 - His childhood, first losses, first wins, & what success means 4:00 - The life-changing diagnosis 10:40 - How he used his diagnosis to fuel his drive to win 16:00 - What martial arts can teach us about the power of letting go 21:30 - What retirement taught him about life & relationships 26:00 - How to win a fight by detaching yourself from your emotions 30:00 - The marks of a true martial artist 35:00 - Rafael reacts to Morihei Ueshiba quotes 48:00 - Secrets to becoming a world champion & a better human being 53:00 - Why you should practice martial arts   Learn more from Rafael Lovato Jr.: Website: https://okbjj.com/ Instagram: @lovatojrbjj    Related Links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%. neurohacker.com/qualia-mind and use AARON during checkout to save 15% www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%
2/3/20221 hour, 51 seconds
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Knees Over Toes Guy | The #1 Exercise You MUST Be Doing That You're Probably NOT!

What if the solution to your chronic knee pain lies in how you exercise the often-neglected body parts, like your toes, feet, and ankles Whatever pain you're going through, there's always someone who can offer the tools for your own breakthrough. Ben Patrick (known online as "Knees Over Toes Guy"), the founder and CEO of Athletic Truth Group (ATG), worshipped basketball since he was a kid, but at 9 years old, chronic knee problems started crushing his dreams…or so he thought. By 18, he had 3 surgical knee alterations and decided to quit basketball. Driven to heal himself naturally, Ben experimented with unorthodox methods and was introduced to Charles Poliquin's "knees over toes" training techniques - something prohibited in college sports. Despite criticisms, Ben kept doing his training and regained his athleticism. At 21, he was offered a full-ride basketball scholarship and transformed his basketball career. Not long after, Ben needed to let go of a full-ride D1 scholarship because of NCAA eligibility rules. Not to mention his strength coach then was against his knees over toes training, too. Now in his 30s, Ben has a record-breaking 42-inch vertical jump even elite NBA players find hard to top. On a mission to educate people and alleviate the epidemic of knee surgeries, he spends countless hours producing free content and designing programs based on the knees over toes approach. Ben's methods focus on transforming one's athleticism by strengthening the body from the ground up, which means re-integrating the toes, feet, ankles, and the anterior tibialis. He explains why we need to practice walking backward and reveals the secrets to pain-free knees by doing backward sled drags and split squats. Our conversation gets more personal as Ben reveals the driving force behind his epic wins and how he deals with pain and failures. He also looks back on his battle with depression and painkiller addiction and shares the most important lesson he learned from it.   What we discuss: 00:00 - Introduction to Ben Patrick 4:00 - What does "knees over toes" training mean? 8:50 - Reversing pain through manual therapy 13:00 - Exercises to banish your knee pain & reveal your weak spots 16:20 - What split squats are for & why you need to work on your anterior tibialis 18:15 - How to drastically improve your vertical leap & dunk like the world's top jumpers 20:00 - How to relieve tight hip flexors + Glute workout that’s perfect for the elderly 22:20 - No-nonsense tips to staying driven & motivated 27:00 - The "Sled" Metaphor: How to find light in your life's darkest moments 31:00 - Debunking popular myths about movement & sports training 33:50 - Why you need both strength & flexibility in sports & life 36:20 - Training advice for athletes & sports enthusiasts   Learn more from Ben Patrick: Website: www.atgonlinecoaching.com/ Youtube: TheKneesovertoesguy Instagram: @kneesovertoesguy Book: “ATG For Life” by Ben Patrick   Related Links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook .alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast 
1/27/202250 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wellness Mama: Are Your Household Products Making You Fat, Depressed & Infertile?

Did you know that you're exposed to over a hundred harmful chemicals daily? Ironically, some of these potentially toxic chemicals lurk in your "self-care" products. In this episode of the Align Podcast, Katie Wells and I go deep into the endocrine-disrupting effects of plastic chemical exposure from some of your everyday essentials, specifically oral and hair care products and deodorizers. "What goes on your skin goes into your body," Katie says as she explains how you can nourish your body by from the outside in by being extra conscious of what you put on your skin and hair. There are always better options than the overmarketed products you’re manipulated to buy, and she shares where and how you can naturally source them. Our conversation gets vulnerable as Katie opens up about her issues with weight and body image that stem from a deep emotional trauma. She claims that successfully losing 100lbs in 6 months isn't just about sticking to a workout routine; it's about revisiting her past wounds and choosing to heal from them, no matter what it takes. Katie Wells is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and a mom of six. She’s the host of the podcast “Wellness Mama” and the founder and CEO of Wellnesse. With her background in research, journalism, and nutrition, she teams up with medical advisors to find answers to essential health problems and help women and moms live a healthier life. If want to live a more eco-conscious and purposeful life for you and your family but can’t commit to it, this episode will make you realize it’s easier than you think.   What we discuss: 0:00 – Introduction to Katie Wells 3:00 – On learning comedy: "It's like playing a mental chess" 5:00 – The endocrine-disruptors lurking everywhere in your home 12:05 – Simple tips for minimizing plastic use and toxin exposure 17:00 – How your skin and hair products affect your overall health 24:00 – Why keeping your microbiome healthy isn’t as expensive as you expect 30:00 – Why weight loss involves trauma work 35:00 – The root of her body and weight issues + how she overcame them 44:00 – Practical tips for becoming a healthier human 53:00 – Katie’s advice: Be your own primary healthcare provider; take responsibility for your own health.   Learn more from Katie Wells: Websites: wellnessmama.com wellnesse.com Instagram: @wellnessmama Katie Wells’ books: wellnessmama.com/books   Related Links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Pre-order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook .alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%. neurohacker.com/qualia-mind and use AARON during checkout to save 15%
1/21/202256 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dr. Stacy Sims: Menstrual Cycles - Craving Carbs, Ovulation, Sex on Your Period and Training Recommendations

What does it mean to train like a woman? How does women’s menstrual cycle affect athletic training and performance? In this episode of the Align Podcast, I’m honored to host one of the world’s leading experts in female physiology and sports nutrition, Dr. Stacy Sims. We have an awakening conversation on the power of tracking women’s menstrual cycles not only for optimal sports training and performance, but also for a deeper understanding of what women have to consistently go through. Arguing that sports and fitness science is designed from a cis-male’s perspective, Dr. Stacy lays out the complexities of female physiology and why it merits a whole different approach. She explains how to track menstrual cycles so women can plan their own training based on their cycle metrics. Knowing these patterns allows women and coaches to leverage hormonal changes and identify the best days for steady-state work, high-intensity session, and recovery period. Plus, Dr. Stacy shares what trainings can be done during high-hormone and low-hormone phases, the best food to eat during each phase, and essential training advice for young girls. She also debunks popular myths around menstrual cycles: Does ovulation predispose women to ACL injuries? Is having sex really a no-no during red days? Dr. Stacy Sims is an Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist specializing in gender differences. She’s also an innovator, entrepreneur, and author.  What we discuss: 0:00 – Introduction to Dr. Stacy Sims 6:00 – Gender bias in sports training & other reasons she studied female physiology 10:00 – What causes menstrual cycles? 18:00 – Low-hormone phase + why women need more protein than men 23:10 – Ovulation + why women crave carbohydrates on their period 30:00 – Most important lessons from her years of research & experience   32:30 – Debunking myths: Are women more likely to tear their ACL on their period? 44:30 – Training recommendation during the luteal phase  47:30 – Debunking myths: can women have sex on their period? 50:00 – How sexual contraception affects athletic training & performance 58:00 – Dealing with irregular cycles & amenorrhea among athletes   Learn more from Dr. Stacy Sims: Website: www.drstacysims.com Instagram: @drstacysims Books: www.drstacysims.com/booksandmore   Related links: The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises! Pre-order here: https://www.alignpodcast.com/alignbook.
1/13/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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SOLO: Relieve Shoulder Pain and Increase Mobility

Welcome to a special solo episode of the Align Podcast, something that is few and far between! I dive into a chapter from my newly revised and expand book: The Align Method, speaking about why our bodies our so compressed and what we can do to fix it.   A key distinction between human beings and other mammals is our capacity to walk upright on two feet. The story becomes extra interesting when you ask, “What the heck were we doing before that?” It's a great question and one I explore in this episode. Essentially, we have gotten so far from our ancestral way of life and it has trigger misalignment throughout our entire body. In this episode, you can find solutions on how to successfully decompress your body, ease your pain and discomfort, feel more confident and live a more aligned life.   <div class= "p-block_kit_renderer__block_wrapper p-block_kit_renderer__block_wr
1/12/202227 minutes, 50 seconds
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Chris Williamson: Impending Threat of a Sexless Culture, Incels and Infertility

As the new year unfolds, do you feel more pressure to fully live your purpose? But what if your purpose remains unclear to you? In this episode of the Align Podcast, I'm joined by Youtuber, Podcaster, and polymath Chris Williamson. He's the creator and host of "Modern Wisdom" where he interviews some of the brightest minds on the planet to explore different topics on human nature, philosophy, health, fitness, and many more. Chris admits feeling like an outsider his whole life, which helped forge his exceptional perceptive qualities that led to his huge commercial success as a club promoter. But, for Chris, we're more than what we do. He goes on to discuss the key to finding your purpose, how to make sense of your suffering, and one of the most bewildering topics of all…modern dating. He explains why more men and women struggle to find a partner nowadays and how balancing the feminine and masculine energies can solve it.   What we discuss: 0:00 – Introduction to Chris Williamson 2:30 – How dogs can help you live longer 7:09 – Intrinsic focus Vs. Extrinsic focus 13:30 – Is there a cheat code to finding love? 17:30 – How to reframe your negative experiences 21:40 – Why curiosity is also a desire to be understood 32:00 – How to transcend your suffering 38:40 – Finding and questioning your purpose 42:00 – The most attractive quality in a person 46:00 – Is a high-agency partner good for you? 55:00 – On modern dating: Problematic relationship advice you need to rethink 1:02:00 – Balancing the feminine and masculine energies to solve the chaos of modern dating   Learn more from Chris Williamson: Website: https://chriswillx.com/ Instagram: @chriswillx    
1/7/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Katy Bowman: The Movement Diet & Why It Matters

Did you know that your body needs movement as much as you need food? In this episode of the Align Podcast, biomechanist and movement guru Katy Bowman explains what human movement truly means, why it affects your quality of life, and how to get yourself to move more often and effectively in a sedentary world that offers limitless reasons to sit on hours.  What's really interesting to know is that it's not enough that you exercise or move your body once in a while; Katy says you should be moving in ways that optimize ALL parts of your body. Yes, there's actually a "dosage" of movement required for different body parts. It seems complex, but it's totally achievable if you introduce even small changes in your routine. Whether you're working in front of the computer or glued to the TV screen, there are easy ways you can secure that daily dose of healthy movement. Learn more as Katy and I delve deep into that in this educational talk. Aside from writing the best-selling "Move Your DNA" along with 7 other books, multi-awarded leader Katy Bowman teaches movement globally through her movement education company, Nutritious Movement. Her work has been featured in diverse media including The Today Show, CBC Radio One, The Seattle Times, and Good Housekeeping.  She’s one of the most influential thinkers whose work continues to amaze and inspire me. What we discuss: 2:50 – What is movement, and how to know if you're "under moved" 8:00 – Pelvic Floor biomechanics, and the “movement dosage” your body parts need 13:40 – How to incorporate movement even if you’re just sitting 16:50 – Why you need to go out more often and look at things from a distance 24:00 – Katy’s book reco: The Wizard and the Prophet 36:15 – “The body is a renewable resource through movement.” 41:00 – Tensegrity beyond the skeletal system: How your perception of the world shapes your body and life 46:11 – How to be more active individuals in a sedentary world 49:00 – Movement as Nutrition: Why "Move Your DNA" is worth the read   Learn more from Katy Bowman: Website: https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/ Instagram: @nutritiousmovement   Related Link: Katy Bownman’s books: https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/product-category/bookstore/
1/3/202255 minutes, 42 seconds
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Michele Graglia: What really happened with David Goggins

Do you want to pursue greater things but can't find the courage to leave your comfort zone? In this episode of the Align Podcast, top ultra marathoner and world-record holder Michele Graglia shares empowering insights that will get you off the couch and start running towards your highest dreams. His unimaginable wins are plastered in various websites but, in this rare interview, Michele reveals why competition ruins the essence of ultra running, what sets his mindset apart from other ultramarathoners, and how to overcome your ego-centric tendencies that keep you from growing into a better version of yourself. From getting high on the addictive supermodel lifestyle at age 24 to feeling the unbearable existential void at 27, Michele found an escape in the world's most inhospitable places: ice mountains and torrid deserts. His pivot from the limelight set him off to epic adventures that test the limits of human potential. Giving his all to run extreme distances in extreme conditions, he has conquered both the scalding canyons of Death Valley and the sub-zero Yukon region. Amid the COVID pandemic, he won the 2020 Moab 240 Endurance Run, a death-defying 240-mile foot race through some of Utah’s most challenging terrains. It seems insane to give up fame, fortune, and comfort for intense mental and physical pain, suffering, and despair, but Michele believes it’s necessary. “We can all transcend our perceived limitations to grow as a person,” he remarks. If you feel trapped in your current situation and struggling to break free from your comfort zone, this episode is perfect for you.   What we discuss: 3:15 - What made him leave the luxurious modeling world for ultra running? 6:00 - Why ultra running is about self-exploration, not competition 8:30 - On beating world-renowned ultramarathoner David Goggins in a race 13:50 - What mind and body transcendence is, and why running a race is an spiritual pursuit 20:08 - How your ego keeps you from achieving greatness 22:35 - Michele's realizations after his confrontation with David Goggins 38:04 - How your ego makes you do stupid things 45:00 - Why life is an endless pursuit of self-discovery 51:50 - Tips to preparing for a big race 57:15 – Ultra Running Diet: Optimized Fat Metabolism (OFM) diet, ketosis, or veganism?   Learn more from Michele Graglia: Website: https://michelegraglia.com/ Instagram: @mickeygraglia   Related Link: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent. Leave a review of the podcast and get a chance to win exciting prizes!
12/23/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 8 seconds
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Patrick McKeown: Live Better by Breathing Less

Is there such a thing as breathing too much? Yes! And if you’re doing it through your mouth, that’s much worse. In this latest episode of the Align Podcast, world-renowned breathing expert Patrick McKeown explains why you should stop breathing through your mouth and start taking slow, light breaths through your nose. One huge reason for this is that nasal breathing will drastically improve your sleep, attention and memory, calm your mind, and reduce your stress almost instantly. Do you notice how anxiety makes your breathing fast and shallow, which only reinforces your suffering? That's mostly because of dysfunctional breathing patterns you’re not even aware of. Here, Patrick gives tips on how to stay calm and collected in stressful situations by controlling our breath. His focus is not in deep breaths but in the gaps between those breaths. Also, we cover the healing effects of nasal breathing on COVID and asthma patients, the dangers of mouth breathing in kids, and how tongue posture affects your gait and appearance. Patrick McKeown is a best-selling author and leading expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health and fitness. He has written 8 books, including top sellers "Close Your Mouth" and "Asthma Free Naturally". His latest book, "Atomic Focus,” is packed with science-proven breathing techniques that help people achieve the highest level of focus they need to succeed.   What we discuss: 6:00 - The secret to staying calm in stressful situations lies in your breath 12:30 - The harmful effects of mouth breathing in children 23:00 - Why solving the mental health crisis starts with addressing sleep disordered breathing 30:00 - Stimulate your vagus nerve through this breathing technique 35:30 - 6 Tongue Exercises to boost brain function 44:15 - Why you should start breathing less and slow, not fast and shallow 50:43 - How nasal breathing improves your focus and memory 53:40 - Self-actualization begins with deep sleep and correct breathing patterns 56:00 - Microcosmic Orbit: Harnessing strength and energy from your tongue 59:00 - How are your tongue position, gait, and posture related?   Learn more from Patrick McKeown: Websites: https://oxygenadvantage.com/ https://buteykoclinic.com/ Instagram: @oxygenadvantage, @buteykoclinic   Related Link: Patrick Mckeown’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Patrick-McKeown/e/B006X1OD3U%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
12/17/202157 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tamar Geller: Debunking Popular Myths About Dogs, Unconditional Love, and Relationships

Ever wonder how you can show up better in your relationships? Your dog has the answers! On this episode of the Align Podcast, Tamar Geller shares how she believes that our dogs are in our life to teach us how to show up for a relationship. In other words, she considers them to be our training wheels as we learn how to develop better relationships in our lives with ourselves and others.  Tamar Geller is a New York Times bestselling author and as OPRAH says “A Life Coach for Dogs and their People”. Known for her mindful, fun, innovative and effective methods, her enthusiasm revolutionized the way dog training is done. She doesn’t believe in giving commands to a dog, instead she prefers to teach them the life skills that allow them to self-regulate and make better decisions. To learn more about Tamar: Website: theloveddog.com  Instagram: @theloveddog   Related links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent  www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent. Leave a review of the podcast and get a chance to win exciting prizes from Eaton Hemp and BiOptimizers!
12/10/202159 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jaiya: Sex, Psychedelics, and Erotic Personas

Having trouble connecting with your partner sexually and emotionally? Sex expert Jaiya Ma says it can be because of your unprocessed traumas and lack of self-love. In this wildly vulnerable episode of the Align Podcast, world-renowned sexologist Jaiya Ma and her partner Ian Ferguson reveal the top secrets to having the best sex of your life. Hint: Great sex isn't about what you do; it's about who you are. Jaiya and Ian talk about the importance of taking on "masks" or personas to fully express your erotic self without the conditioned feeling of shame. In this rare instance, Jaiya also openly shares her struggle with an incurable Complex Post-traumatic Disorder (CPTSD) and how it interfered with her relationship with Ian and herself, leading her to test the healing wonders of Psychedelics. Highlighting the naked truth that humans are wired for pleasure, this power couple aims to put an end to the institutionalized shame around sexuality. If you want to get over that shame and optimize your sexual life, this episode is for you. Jaiya is an award-winning author and Somatic Sexologist with over two decades of clinical research and client observation under her belt. She is the creator of The Erotic Blueprints and writer of best-selling books “Red Hot Touch” and “Cuffed, Tied & Satisfied.” She and Ian are contributors to the hit Netflix show, “Love, Sex, and Goop.”   What we discuss: 3:30 - How self-love affects your sex life 4:36 - The Attachment Theory: Why you feel unsafe in a relationship 6:40 - Coping with Complex Post-traumatic Disorder (CTPSD) 17:30 - Jaiya's experience of MDMA/Ecstasy as treatment for CTPSD 25:00 - What taking on erotic personas really mean 28:26 - Empowered Erotic Persona Work: Identities you can try with your partner 35:20 - How to deal with sexual shame 38:20 - How to activate your pleasure hormones through paradoxical breathing 1:00:00 - Sex, death, and orgasm 1:06:00 - The secret to falling in love with yourself and your partner again Learn more from their website: https://missjaiya.com/   Related links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent  www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
12/2/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 11 seconds
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Shawn Stevenson: Vaccine Mandates, Zombie Wasps and Psychoneuroimmunology

Today’s science & technology allows us to cross planets and modify genes, yet chronic diseases still shoot us down. If our systems are so advanced, why are we still the sickest nation in history? That’s a question addressed by Shawn Stevenson in this eye-opening episode. Here, Shawn unveils the faults in our healthcare system and the role of the government and media in perpetuating fear among us. He explains that the fear that helps us spot a threat is the same fear that makes us commit bad decisions for ourselves and others. While fear serves as our mechanism for survival, Shawn argues it has also been a tool that corporations, politicians, and capitalists use as a form of control…and a source of billon-dollar profits! As long as we’re afraid to take charge of our own lives, they will continue to feed on us, and we will continue to grapple with the crisis of fear. From the hyperbolic COVID-19 media coverage to flawed FDA processes and the opioid crisis brought by pharmaceutical giants, Shawn fearlessly points out how we're being manipulated by the very systems we created. And then he shares 3 things we can do to make a change now. Shawn Stevenson is a nutritionist, keynote speaker, and the author of best-selling books "Eat Smarter" and "Sleep Smarter". He is the creator and host of “The Model Health Show” where he convenes with the world’s brightest experts to discuss topics on health, fitness, nutrition, personal development, and more.   What we discuss: 7:05 - Why we're still a lost world despite our advances in science & technology 17:20 - You are the product of the little moments in your life 22:00 - Can we hack our brain to change our feelings and thoughts? 34:30 - How fear affects our immune system 46:00 - The darkest secrets of our healthcare system 53:50 - What happens when you compromise your ethics for the greater good 57:25 - Why do people have a thirst for power? 1:04:00 - How big pharmaceutical companies contribute to the opioid crisis 1:14:00 - "Be awake, not woke" 1:17:20 - How can we help fix a broken healthcare, political, and education system? 1:25:00 - "Be so good that you're undeniable"   Learn more from Shawn Stevenson: Website: https://themodelhealthshow.com/ Instagram: @shawnmodel   Related Links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent  www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent. Leave a review of the podcast and get a chance to win exciting prizes from Eaton Hemp and BiOptimizers!
11/24/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dr. Dominik Nischwitz: How Your Mouth Affects Your Overall Health

All health starts in your mouth because it’s the gateway to your entire body. How can you guard it better? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Biological Dentist Dr. Dominik Nischwitz delves into the profound connection of oral health to our overall health and well-being. With scientific studies proving the origins of chronic diseases in the mouth, Dr. Dome challenges the claims of conventional dentistry that the teeth are separate from the body and explains why the traditional "drill, fill, and bill" dental practice can make things worse. For him, today's world requires a new approach to oral healthcare that fuses advanced technology and natural medicine. If you want to know what causes tooth decay and how to avoid it, how your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, why root canals and amalgam fillings are deadly, and when you should see a biological dentist, this episode is for you! Dr. Dominik Nischwitz is a dentist and naturopath, a world specialist in biological dentistry and ceramic implants, and the president of the International Society of Metal Free Implantology (ISMI). In 2015, he co-founded DNA Health and Aesthetics, Center for Biological Dentistry with his father in Tubingen, Germany. His book, “It All Starts in Your Mouth,” explores the impact of oral health on whole body wellness.   What we discuss: 6:00 - What causes cavitation? 11:35 - How the mouth serves as the window into the microbiome 12:58 - What does "chew your water" mean? 17:25 - How are the teeth connected to the central nervous system? 21:20 - What your teeth reveals about your health 23:16 - Why flossing can do more harm than good, and what prevents tooth decay 30:00 - What causes bad breath? 39:20 - How breastfeeding helps the baby's jaw development 43:30 - The relationship of your bite to your spinal posture 1:06:20 - The key to optimal oral health requires a return to nature and ancient strategies 1:09:00 - Why all dentists should be biological dentists   Learn more from Dr. Dominik: Instagram: @drdome1 Book: It’s All in Your Mouth: Biological Dentistry and the Surprising Impact of Oral Health on Whole Body Wellness   Related Links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent  www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
11/18/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati: Finding God Outside of Religion

Are you in search of the Divine? Do you struggle to lead a spiritual life in our secular world? If yes, this episode is for you! "People who live without a deep connection to spirit, to soul, to consciousness, to love, to truth are not living happy lives," said this week's guest, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati. Sadhvi is a world-renowned spiritual leader and best-selling author based in India. Twenty-five years ago, she left America carrying loads of childhood trauma and wounds to seek freedom. In a weird but magical way, she found it on the banks of Ganga River. Here, she shares how a leisure trip to India became a story of coming home not only to herself but to God. For her, spiritual awakening doesn't mean that we stop being fallible humans. It means experiencing the fullness of our humanity with freedom and power over things that enslave us: technology, hobbies, relationships, beliefs, and even our own thoughts. With that beautiful philosophy, she gives tips and practices to tap into our inner voice and regain trust in the perfect universe. Ultimately, she explains why finding God isn’t an external quest but an inward journey we can choose to embark on right now. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati is a multi-awarded changemaker with a Ph.D in Psychology. She teaches meditation, provides spiritual counseling, and leads humanitarian projects while also serving on United Nations Faith Advisory Council on Religion, among others. Her book, "Hollywood to the Himalayas," recounts her journey toward divine enlightenment and offers guidance to our own spiritual rebirth.    What we discuss: 2:20 - Dealing with childhood trauma and eating disorder 8:00 - The trip that changed her life forever 11:42 - How moments of enlightenment become a way of life 18:00 - If we are not our body, who and what are we? 23:00 - Why spirituality doesn't require transcendence from our human experience 34:00 - Are people born as empty slates? Do we have a set destiny? 39:08 - Why we CAN'T be anything we want to be 48:20 - Follow these practices and techniques to get through pain and anger 56:00 - Tips to breaking toxic attachment with technology 1:04:00 - What's the cost of living a happy life, and how do we prepare for it?   Learn more from Sadhvi: Website: https://www.sadhviji.org/ Instagram: @sadhviji
11/11/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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James Clear: Building Small Good Habits to Produce Big Results

Forget about New Year's Resolutions! Let's talk about the small habits we do every single day that define our entire year...or even our whole life! This episode of the Align Podcast is a rerun of my interview with James Clear about his New York Times bestseller, “Atomic Habits,” which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. While explaining how habits are formed, James argues that we can transform our lives just by committing to small, consistent behavioral changes. Simply put, set a GOAL and build HABITS that align with it! Good habits don't even need to be grand; they can be as simple as placing your phone away from you for a certain period to avoid checking it 200x a day and make space for things that matter. Need help in breaking bad habits? Listen to the entire episode to understand why we repeat an action (good or bad) over and over again and how to make true changes that last longer than any of your New Year's Resolutions! Besides being a successful author, James Clear is a weightlifter and travel photographer. His presence is sought by big companies worldwide for his insightful speeches on habit improvement and personal development.   What we discuss: 2:30 - Get 1% better each day instead of having no improvement at all 4:02 - How to avoid addiction to modern technology by adding friction to your actions 7:30 - 2 Tips to improve bad habits 10:48 - Most of us are drug addicts; we just don’t realize it 13:00 - The 4 Stages of Habit Formation 16:00 - Why we get addicted to social media & video games + how to control it 20:40 - Outcome-based habit Vs. Identity-based habit: Which is better? 29:29 - How to be the architect of your environment rather than a victim of it 33:50 - Why success isn't about grinding & hustling but about decision-making & habit-forming 37:20 - Explore Vs. Exploit Trade-Off: When to know when it's time to give up   Learn more about James: Website: jamesclear.com Instagram: @jamesclear   Related Links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent  drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
11/4/202145 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jonathan Fields: How to Beat Burn Out and Perform at Your Best

20-50% of people quit their jobs without knowing what to do next. Are you one of them?  In a world of uncertainties, finding the thing that lights us up gets more difficult each day. Most of us are burnt out, dragging ourselves to work for the paycheck, status, benefits, and prestige until we wake up 10 or 20 years later wondering what it was all for.  How do we show up better in life and keep our sense of purpose? Jonathan Fields offers the tools and strategies we're looking for! Here, he talks about what defines a good life, where to find meaning despite uncertainties, and how to cultivate a still mindset to embody a more peaceful and productive inner state. Jonathan is the host of the top-rated podcast, Good Life Project. After years of researching what sparks people's motivation, he came up with a system that identifies people into 10 different Sparketypes. Among his greatest discovery is this: aligning our work with our Sparketype leads to a higher sense of fulfillment and renewed quality of life. Find out more about the Sparketypes in Jonathan’s new book, "SPARKED, Discover Your Unique Imprint For Work That Makes You Come Alive." What we discuss: 3:13 - Realizations on Good Life Project's transition into remote production 11:55 - Navigating uncertainties in a changing world 14:15 - How do we find our passion? 16:49 - What it means to live a good life, and Jonathan's inspiration for Good Life Project 19:53 - What are Sparketypes? 25:00 - Why swapping jobs or relationships isn't always the best first step toward a better life 31:00 - The importance of infusing play into our adult life 38:03 - How do we show up better in life, relationships, and at work? 46:28 - How to cultivate a healthy and peaceful mindset to avoid burnout 54:30 - What do we consider as "work,” and how do we find fulfillment from it? 1:02:14 - The algorithim behind the Sparketype Assessment Learn more from Jonathan’s website: https://www.jonathanfields.com/
11/1/20211 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Dr. Amishi Jha: Keeping Your Focus and Experiencing Life Moment by Moment

Struggling to keep your focus and be present in the here and now? You're not alone! There are simple, little changes you can do to tap into the power of your conscious mind and live in full measure. In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Amishi Jha explains how our brain's attention system works while highlighting our ability to train our mind to function better. Yes, we can pay attention like we never did before and change habits we thought we couldn't live without. Also, we discuss neural plasticity, how to orient ourselves to pain and difficult emotions, why positivity hurts in certain high-stress situations, and how practicing mindfulness is the key to a fulfilled existence. Dr. Amishi Jha, PhD is a neuroscientist and a professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. She serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. Dr. Jha’s work has been featured at NATO, the World Economic Forum, and The Pentagon. She has received coverage in the The New York Times, NPR, TIME, Forbes and more. Her recent book, PEAK MiND, offers a guide to thriving in a distracted world. It breaks down science-proven mind-training practices to manage our attention more effectively and be 100% present in life’s crucial moments.   What we discuss: 2:41 - What is the definition of the 'mind' and how does it differ from the 'brain'? 8:17 - Explaining the brain to a 5-year-old 12:00 - Where does memory exist in the body? 17:07 - How to connect to the pain and reorient yourself to difficult emotions 21:58 - Why positivity can be problematic in high-stress situations 29:03 - Why do we consciously make bad decisions, and how do we change that? 33:20 - Defining the Default Mode Network and what happens in our brain when we're told to rest? 38:00 - Demystifying neural plasticity and why committing mistakes don't always result in better brain function 43:54 - What her book, PEAK MiND, offers to everyone struggling with attention 49:39 - "Kindness and compassion begin by paying attention." - Dr. Jha   Learn more from Dr. Amishi Jha: Website: amishi.com Instagram: @amishijha   Related Links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent  drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent. Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day: https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Mind-Attention-Invest-Minutes-ebook/dp/B08THNJ978
10/21/202154 minutes, 28 seconds
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East Forest & Jon Hopkins: The Impact of Music on the Human Experience

In this episode of the Align Podcast, I'm joined by two phenomenal musicians, East Forest and Jon Hopkins. I was first turned on to East Forest by his album collaboration with Ram Dass, who many of you know is one of my biggest idles. He has a natural talent for creating soundscapes that speak to the heart.   Jon Hopkins is an English musician and producer who began his career playing keyboards for Imogen Heap, and has produced and contributed to albums by Brian Eno, Coldplay, David Holmes and others. Both now specialize in music for psychedelic therapy and are working together on creating a transformative album.   These two humans together are an amazing combination and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation on how music is a part of human nature, the ultimate human experience, and how it can take our psychedelic explorations to the next level.   To learn more about Jon and East:   Instagram: @eastforest and @mrjonhopkins   Related links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount  eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent  drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
10/14/202159 minutes, 21 seconds
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Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum:The Gut Microbiome and Its Connection To Our Health

Is there a connection between your gut and your overall health?  In this week’s episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum joins in to discuss all things gut microbiome and its effect on our physical and mental health. As one of the world’s leading fungal community scientists, Dr. Ghannoum enlightens listeners with a wealth of knowledge and research on this very important topic.  Dr Mahmoud Ghannoum is the Director of the Integrated Microbiome Core and the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He has been called the leading microbiome researcher in the world; by The Washington Post, and has published over 450 papers on his research on how bacteria and fungi impact our health.    What we discuss… 2:27- Gut-brain axis  3:42- Your body communicates to you 5:51- The connection between the gut biome and depression 8:33- What should we be doing? 17:28- Fungus and bacteria within us  19:45- Is over-sanitization better? 21:43- Do things in moderation 25:07- Toxins in our soil  28:11- Building friendly gut biomes 30:34- The gut, brain, skin connection  35:38- Sexual organs and our microbiome 40:25- Listen to your body & be a critical thinker  45:19- Gut connection and autism 53:55- Stress and the microbiome  55:44- Fungus plays a role in our environment 58:29- Mushroom supplements    To learn more about Dr. Ghannoum… Website: BIOHM Health | Gut Health & Probiotic Supplements Instagram: @dr.microbiom  Facebook: BIOHM Health - Home | Facebook   Related links: www.alignpodcast.com/exercisevault  for a special discount  eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent  www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
10/7/202158 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dr. Zach Bush: Healing the Body, Mind, and Spirit

In this week’s episode of Align Podcast, Dr. Zach Bush joins in to discuss the science behind healing the body physically, mentally, and spiritually even in the face of today’s health crisis and sometimes toxic environments we live in.  Dr. Zach enlightens listeners with alternative healing modalities and ways to ascend physically and spiritually in order to live an optimal and abundant way of life. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!  Zach Bush MD is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. Dr Zach founded *Seraphic Group and the nonprofit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health.    What we discuss… 3:54-4:13- Deconstruct harder & digging deeper  4:50-5:04- You are writing this story  6:03-6:15- Opportunities that the universe brings 7:00- Complexity vs. simplicity: Be willing to be shifted 8:10- Health comes from within 11:48- Why Dr. Bush chose to study endocrinology 14:20- Chemicals in our food and our environment 17:46- Genetics of fear and guilt 19:09- What are viruses? 26:39-The purpose of a fever  30:57- Life needs more life 32:30- Let go of judgements, fear, and guilt & embrace abundance 37:11- Technology is an accelerator 39:54-Is everything around us a hologram? 41:28- We are all God energy 49:28- Let go of judgement 54:19- The draining of our life force 1:00:24- Another dimension we’re missing in allopathic medicine 1:02:12- The intersection between human health & food systems 1:04:36- Life is regenerative and there is a generative force on this planet 1:05:30- Stories from hospice work and lessons for life 1:14:17- Hormone therapy and its effect on health and the endocrine system  1:17:37- Connecting with indigenous wisdom      To learn more about Zach Bush… Website: zachbushmd.com Facebook: facebook.com/ZachBushMD/ Instagram:@zachbushmd Twitter: @DrZachBush   Related links: www.alignpodcast.com/exercisevault  and use co
9/30/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dr. Amy Killen: Anti-aging, Sexual Longevity, and Sexual Optimization

Why are sexual pleasure and aging both forbidden topics of discussion?  Why are people so hesitant to discuss these pertinent topics when it brings about so much enjoyment and gratification in life? In this week’s episode of Align Podcast,  Dr. Amy Killen joins in with a fun and educational approach to sexual health, anti-aging, and discusses taboo topics related to sexual pleasure and sexual optimization.  Dr. Amy Killen is a Board Certified Physician and leading expert in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Dr. Killen also speaks internationally and trains physicians about PRP and stem cells, sexual longevity, and skin health.    What we discuss… 4:14- Why do people see Dr. Amy? 5:58- There’s more going on!  7:17-Stem cells...what do they do? 9:24- Injecting stem cells into genitals 10:13- Root causes of erectile dysfunction 12:39- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, & Sexual Healing 13:56- What does working with Dr. Amy look like? 15:22- Nitric oxide, blood flow, and erectile dysfunction 20:51- Stress states and aging 21:50- Allopathic vs. holistic medicine 28:56- Shame and genitalia  31:17- Normalizing talking about sexual health 33:09- Emotional connection to sexual health 44:31- Prostate massages...should men do it? 46:14- Testosterone levels and ejaculation  46:48- Clitoral injections and its’ association with increased sexual pleasure 48:52- The “G Spot”  50:09- How does one get to know their vagina? 53:38-Decreasing the likelihood of prostate cancer    To learn more about Dr. Amy Killen… Website: https://dramykillen.com/ Instagram:@dr.amybkillen   Related links: alignpodcast.com/emf and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 10 percent off eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent  www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent. drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack  of LMNT RECHARGE
9/23/202156 minutes, 49 seconds
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Luke Storey: EMF Exposure & How It’s Altering Your Health

Luke Storey is a writer, meditation and metaphysics teacher, lifestyle design expert who shares transformative principles of health, addiction recovery, and spirituality, and the host of the top-rated The Life Stylist Podcast. Luke’s spent the past two decades refining the ultimate wellness lifestyle. His teachings combine primal health, and ancient spiritual practices with the most cutting-edge natural healing, and consciousness-expanding technologies. He has tenaciously applied the results of his field research and used them to not only completely transform his own life but also the lives of thousands of fans and followers through his various media channels, and speaking engagements.   One of the things that he has uncovered over the past two decades is the harmful effects EMFs have on our overall health and wellness. He has made it priority, and has gone to the extremes, to minimize his exposure to EMFs and has even created a course educating us on how to do the same. In this episode, we are going to dive deep into EMFs, educating you on what they are, where we are being exposed to EMFs in our day-to-day lives AND what you can do to reduce your exposure.   NEXT STEPS:   Get access to Luke’s EMF course now: www.alignpodcast.com/emf Use code ALIGN for 10% OFF.   LINKS MENTIONED:   Try LMNT’s electrolytes out for FREE: www. drinkLMNT.com/align.   Get 10% off BiOptimizers Mag Breakthrough <span class= " author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2qovwiz73zyvz86zz72zz78zz90zz88zz74zz89zz79zz70z82534z83z
9/17/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dr. John Jaquish: Tapping Into the Power of Variable Resistance Training, Inefficiencies in Standard Human Fitness, and Growing from the Inside-Out

Have you been going to the gym for years, working out with trainers or taking gym classes, but not seeing the results you want? This week,  Dr.John Jaquish and I talk about controversial ideas that go against the grain of what many people are doing inside gyms and dispel myths of the traditional fitness methodologies.  Dr. John discusses ways to improve your fitness outcomes by utilizing his unique, scientific-based approaches and his proven methodologies in order to get the fitness results you want!  Dr. Jaquish has spent years researching and developing improved approaches to health. He is a notable scientist, inventor, and author. He is the founder of the X3 System, best selling author of the book, Weight Lifting is a Waste of Time, So is Cardio, and There’s a Better Way to Have the Body You Want. Dr. John is also the founder of OsteoStrong- the most effective bone density building medical technology, which is now partnered with Tony Robbins. What we discuss… 6:56-  The inefficiencies in standard human fitness and focusing on a different approach 8:46- What is variable resistance training and why does it matter?  13:41- Who is using the OsteoStrong methods and why are they using it? 22:41- More about OsteoStrong scientific  26:10- How much training is too much training? How much training is not enough training? Tying Dr. John’s methodology of OsteoStrong and X3 into this equation. 33:31- Training with greater force to trigger greater gains  37:47-Why rest is important in building muscle 44:57- Does visualization in strength training work to produce results in your body? 52:51- Setting goals, standard education, and lessons learned in goal setting  54:51- Success at a deeper level:  Material success vs. deep internal success 58:05- Decluttering your life by purging unnecessary material items around your space 59:05- Everchanging version of self and growing throughout life 1:03:37- Stepping into the empowered version of yourself 1:08:36- Thoughts on love and fear  1:15:02- Community and connection and its correlation to health   To learn more about Dr. John… Website: https://www.jaquishbiomedical.com/ Instagram: @drjaquish   Related links: eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent  drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignp
9/10/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 26 seconds
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Wim Hof: Inner Fire, Reversing Disease, and Breathing Deep

Almost two hours in a cylinder filled with 700 kilograms of ice cubes seems like an impossible feat. To climb the highest and coldest mountains in the world, in only shorts, you have to be almost superhuman. And a half marathon barefoot running through snow and ice?! Yep, it might sound unbelievable, but it’s nothing but true. You know what else? You can do this too! Wim Hof has several breathing exercises and cold-water training that made him able to deliver this performance. It begins with proper breathing. Wim is able to hold his breath with ease for over six minutes while his entire body is submerged underwater. Coldwater, obviously. It’s possible for everyone. The base lies in proper breathing. Through proper breathing and training, you can train to hold your breath longer and make conscious contact with your heart, autonomic nervous system, and immune system. It also has a positive influence on your blood circulation. Next step: Confrontation with the cold. After the breathing and meditation exercises, your body and mind will be prepared for the next challenge: the confrontation with cold. Through certain exposures to the cold, you can make your body stronger. You can start now by practicing this at home! For example, take a cold shower after a hot one. This will train the tiny muscles in your veins to become more flexible. As you progress you can even sit, walk, or run through the snow and ice. More importantly, this helps your body prevent future diseases   To learn more about Wim… Website: wimhofmethod.com Instagram: @iceman_hof   Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
9/3/202146 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dr. Wendy Suzuki: Good and Bad Anxiety, Stress Responses, and the Importance of Mindset

Have you ever thought there was "good" anxiety? This week, Dr. Wendy Suzuki and I talk all about the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of anxiety. She explains how to approach anxiety, the thoughts behind it, the tools to use to take control of your anxiety and take back your life! We discuss her research while writing her new book, Good Anxiety, and how important mindset is and the effect of physical activity on the brain.  Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Her major research interest continues to be brain plasticity. Wendy is passionate about teaching, exercise, and supporting and mentoring up-and-coming scientists.   What we discuss… 2:32- What was the reason for writing your book? 4:04- What is the difference between good and bad anxiety? 6:56- What is stress inoculation? 10:54- How to think about stress and stress responses 15:42- Did anything surprise you during your research on stress 19:24- The effects of physical activity on the brain 23:10- The effects of meditation on the brain 25:44- What happens to one’s physiology during the stress state? 33:14- Is there truth in the research of the smile effect? 40:51- Tools to use for fixing anxiety and joy conditioning 48:04- How to change your mindset to a joy bias 51:48- How does one begin to engage more into implicit memories? 54:40- What was the root of your social anxiety? To learn more about Dr. Wendy… Website: wendysuzuki.com Instagram: @wendy.suzuki   Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
8/26/202153 minutes, 29 seconds
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Zach Bitter: Running 100 Miles, What Keeps You Motivated, and Always Learning

Have you ever thought about running 100 miles? Zach Bitter has, multiple times. In this weeks episode of ‘Align Podcast’, I interview running extraordinaire, Zach Bitter. He has broken multiple World and American running records, and has ran hundreds of races. We discuss all things running, injuries, foot strikes, stamina, motivation, mindset, and experiences. Zach and I discuss the mechanical aspects of running, how training and diet works while getting ready for an ultra marathon, and what started his career and passion for running! Zach has competed professionally in ultramarathons since 2010. Zach has broken both World and American Records, as well as won three national championships. Zach has competed for Team USA’s World 100km Team on three occasions. Zach is the current 100 Mile World Record Holder (11 hours 19 minutes 13 seconds), the current 12 Hour World Record Holder (104.88 miles), the 9th Fastest Time Recorded on the historic JFK 50 Mile Course and the three time National Champion (50 mile ‘12 & ‘15 100km ’14). With his many achievements, he is the expert on running long distances and coaching runners all of the world. What we discuss… 1:14- Are you a freak of nature? 3:30- Running as the most injury prone exercise 5:29- What are the foundational bullet points for a person to go out and run a marathon? 10:17- Different runner’s foot strikes 15:03- What is your opinion on minimalist shoes & barefoot running? 20:53- How does relaxation take part in your marathons? 31:27- Have you had perceived pain or injuries during your races? 36:07- Do you have any advice for those struggling with mental limitation? 38:55- How do you explain pain disappearing while running? 43:20- Do you have anything else you master & put a lot of time into? 45:00- What did the beginning of your career look like? 50:08- Did you use running to fill some type of void? 56:43- How do you coach someone who is unmotivated? 1:01:17- What thoughts come up in your head while running 100 miles? 1:06:24- What does a typical week of training look like 1:09:48- Other runners breaking Ben’s records 1:14:40- What makes your training different than others?   To Learn More about Zach Bitter Website: https://zachbitter.com Instagram: @zachbitter   Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
8/19/20211 hour, 24 minutes
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Robert Slovak: Censorship, Evolution, Sea Water, Radiation, & Deuterium Depleted Water

Have you ever thought about the intricacies of the water you drink?   This week’s episode of ‘Align Podcast’ we discuss everything water. We get into all of the intricacies of water filtration devices, the origins and sources of different water, spring water, filtered water, distilled water, it is a highly nuanced subject and can make a massive difference in your athletic performance, your recovery. Robert gets into some very interesting research on the various impact on different illnesses as well. This conversation gets into topics that are happening in the world presently in various ways, we get into deuterium depleted water and what exactly that is, which water filtration system is best for you, and so much more.   Robert Slovak is the primary pioneer in the production of reverse osmosis water and is the expert on deuterium depleted water. He is an international water scientist and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost water experts. He devoted himself to the science of water after life-altering experiences. He took his astronautical and mechanical engineering degrees and decided to pursue the research of reverse osmosis with his brother Jack. The dynamic duo were considered the early developers of Reverse Osmosis technology.   What we discuss… 5:06- Finding the Passion for Water Science 9:04- Growing Up Enthralled with Science 12:42- Control and Censorship 19:04- 9/11 as a Inside Job 23:50- Tesla Technology 26:01- Who is forbidding the advance of hydrogen cars? 26:41- Contacts with Extra Terrestrial 31:24- Best Science at this Time 33:37- Where did the water come from on Earth? 34:50- Creation v. Evolution  45:20- Human Regulation 46:47- Magic of Sea Water 50:02- Isotonic Water Solutions & Blood Transfusions 53:48- What is Ketone? 57:08- What is structured water? 1:06:03- Benefits of Exclusion Zone Water & Radiation 1:11:10- Water Vortexing 1:14:14- What fixes radiation? 1:22:24- Aging and Keeping Energy 1:26:04- Deuterium Depleted Water 1:36:20- How to get & consume Deuterium Depleted Water?   To Learn More about Robert Slovak Website & Company: Water & Wellness Instagram: @robtslovak   Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
8/12/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 21 seconds
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Satsang: Meaning of Childhoods, Creative Process, and Only Doing What You Have To

What do you HAVE to do, really? “I have to go get groceries.” But… do you? In this episode of Align, I interview Satsang’s Drew McManus. Drew is such a special and creative friend, and has touched so many with his music and creative soul. We get into the meaning of childhoods, and how certain events create our mindsets decades later. I ask all about Drew’s creative process and how he continues to make music. Drew unpacks why his band doesn’t tour anymore, doing life with a purpose, and only doing what you really have to.  “My wife, my kids, Montana, they’re all one thing to me now, they’re home.” Drew McManus is the brains behind the indie band, Satsang. He creates meaningful music through his life experiences, psychedelics, and the love for his wife, kids, and Montana. The pause from COVID-19, allowed him to stay home and connect with nature and be able to create more, meaningful music. Art has given so much to him, he just wants to give back to it, and his goal is to touch as many lives as possible. What we discuss… 0:38- Finding yourself outside of the way people perceive you 5:26- Childhoods and how it forms your mindset 8:52- The positives of the pause from COVID-19 10:58- Mountains and nature being medicinal 13:45- Nature doesn’t need anything from us 15:12- Is your history infused in your music? Have you used it to process? 16:46- Has your music always been made for the right reasons? 21:36- Do you have a process for your art? 24:58- What do you think about the idea that ideas are matter? 26:07- DO you have anything that lubricates the muse? 28:25- The importance of routines and the energy it creates 29:33- Psychedelics and Art  31:01- Constructing to understand 33:01- Life happens for you, not to you 34:41- What do you HAVE to do, really? 38:50- Life can be whatever you want it to be To Learn More about Satsang All. Right. Now. By Satsang is Out Now  Satsang Podcast @satsang on Instagram Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
8/5/202157 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dr. Perry Nickelston: Understanding the Relationship between Your Brain and Pain

Have you ever wondered exactly how your thoughts effect your body? Everything that happens in your mind; thoughts, feelings, expectations, hopes, fears, desires, guilts, are all tied to the manner in which you occupy your physical vessel. The brain is not designed for accuracy, it’s designed for survival. Our minds can sway our pain because its main goal is to survive, rather than to thrive. We discuss the ways our brain can control our pain and actions through our thoughts. The human body is under no obligation to make sense to us, but we can always try to understand it. The human body is complex, but it’s not complicated.    Dr. Perry is the founder of ‘Stop Chasing Pain’, a podcast that is a resource to help take care of your mind and body, and stop running after pain, and instead get to the root of the problem. He is a master in the world of biomechanics and general healing of the mind and body. Dr. Perry’s strategy with his patients is treating individuals rather than their diagnosis. Every person has a different story, someone who shares the same issue as another, will need a completely different treatment, because they have a completely different past.   3:14- Dr. Perry Nickelston Son and Family Life 7:59- Do you think there is a certain ‘code’ to the way trauma are passed down and manifest in our bodies? 13:50- Life is Supernatural, How to Trust the Healing Process 19:52- Explaining pain and your brain 29:46- Diagnosis’ becoming labels and the negative effects of manifestation 34:25- Chronic Back Pain has nothing to do with your back 39:20- How creating good energy for your body is dire for healing 42:19- the relevance of your past to your current health 49:38- What drives the brain? 53:53- Treating people, not diseases 1:00:08- Pain and suffering is how you learn lessons 1:14:14- What do different pain areas mean? 1:21:26- Changing the subconscious to conquer pain 1:26:33- Every system in the body works together 1:29:54- Trusting the process after trauma 1:36:01- The effectiveness of simply moving your body   To learn more about Dr. Perry: Website: www.stopchasingpain.com/ Instagram: @stopchasingpain    Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
7/30/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 42 seconds
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Paul Saladino: Creating a More Natural Lifestyle, Cultural Directions, & Ancestral Diets

When did humans become so far from nature? I talk with Paul Saladino, the ‘Carnivore MD’ to discuss all things natural living. Society has become so full of right angles, straight roads and crips buildings. Just sitting under a tree and looking at the sky is exactly what we need living in this fast-paced world. We discuss the importance of visual nutrition and getting outside. It wouldn’t be a conversation with the ‘Carnivore MD’ if we didn’t unpack all the goodness of meat-eating, and how it is part of our ancestry. Dr. Saladino is the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable. He hosts the podcast, Fundamental Health and released his first book in 2020 titled, “The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to our Ancestral Diet.” We talk about his supplement brand, “Heart and Soil” where he designed supplements based on all the nutrients found in meat.   3:10- Living with Right Angles and Visual Nutrition 06:37- How does someone incorporate a more natural lifestyle? 08:30- What is true health & happiness? 09:48- Navigating Human Origin Behaviors in the Modern World 12:56- The Cultural Direction Since Corona Virus 15:42- Do you think there there is any misinformation in our ancestry? 18:08- The negativity of plant-based living based on human history 22:50- The foods we eat today are not the same foods of our ancestors 25:49- The lack of fiber in ancestral diets 29:36- Comparing the factory farming of animals and plants 33:04- Looking at both macro and micronutrients    Instagram:  @carnivoremd   Websites carnivoremd.com heartandsoil.co
7/22/202147 minutes, 25 seconds
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Daniele Bolelli: The History of Human Sexuality

Where in history did ideas of human sexuality change? What was sexually normal in ancient times that is not normal now? Danielli Bolelli is one of the most fascinating, precise, interesting, historians. You may have seen him on Joe Rogan's podcast, he also hosts both the 'History on Fire' podcast and the "Drunken Taoist' podcast. He is a martial artist and all around a badass.  In this episode of Align, we get into the history of human sexuality. We discuss ancient sexual norms in Rome and Greece, as well as modern day practices. How urbanization has created widespread loneliness, how humans still have the hunter-gatherer mindset, submission, matriarchies and patriarchies, and so much more.   To learn more about Danieli Instagram: @daniele_bolelli Twitter: @DBolelli  Website: http://www.danielebolelli.com   Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
7/15/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dakota of Earth : Exploring the Taboos and Nature of Human Expression

Dakota considers himself a religious traveler who explores the taboo and nature of human expression. He essentially is a documentary filmmaker who travels around the world to the strangest possible nooks and crannies on this planet, spending time with some of the most fascinating individuals – from Hindus and Christians to cannibals and Satanists, and people who live in caves. In this episode, we dive into the experiences he has had and the wisdom he has cultivated from the vast groups of people he has documented.  To learn more about Dakota... Instagram: @dakotawint Podcast: A Place for Humans YouTube: dakotawint Merch Website: stayhappystayweird.com Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
7/9/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tony Riddle: A Conversation on the Benefits of Play and Imagination, Giving Our Freedom Away, and Running Barefoot

At what point in time between childhood and adulthood did we stop playing? Have we abandoned the child within us? What do we give our freedom to?   In this episode of the Align Podcast, Tony Riddle and I chat about play and imagination's place in adulthood. When most of us look back to our childhood, we remember wanting to be older and wanting to abandon the child in us. And once we finally go through the rite of passage of becoming an adult, a lot of us continue to push the child within us away because we tend to associate our childhood with being vulnerable. However, those times where we were the most imaginative and most playful in our lives are what helped us learn and grow into who we are today. Therefore, going back to that state of play and imagination can only help us further develop ourselves.   Plus, Tony talks about how fragile freedom is. In today’s world, we tend to develop materialistic tendencies that cause us to become attached to things. While we may think it is the material things that are taking our freedom away, it is actually the superficial attachment that we develop towards those things which causes us to lose our freedom. However, we do have the power to decide what we allow ourselves to be attached to, meaning that we can control what we value and give our freedom to.    Tony Riddle, also known as The Natural Lifestylist, is a natural lifestyle coach, father, husband, author, and record-breaking barefoot endurance athlete. Tony is attempting to run the entire length of Great Britain, barefoot.   To learn more about Tony:    Website: tonyriddle.com Instagram: @then
7/2/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dr. Chris Ryan: Antifragile, Wealth Paradox, Civilized to Death

Dr. Chris Ryan is the writer of the best-selling book 'Sex at Dawn' and the soon to be best-seller 'Civilized to Death'. He is one of my absolute favorite thinkers on all things anthropology, sexuality and the this strange human experience. Visit him at https://chrisryanphd.com/ Enjoy! Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
6/25/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dr. Kien Vuu: The Importance of Energetics and The Future of Psychedelics in Modern Medicine

Can psychedelics really be the future of medicine? What is ketamine-assisted therapy? What are energetics? What can you start doing today to properly energize your body?  In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Kien Vuu and I discuss psychedelics and how they are used in modern medicine. An up-and-rising form of psychedelic therapy used is Ketamine-assisted therapy sessions. This gives us the potential to deal with our thoughts by dissociating different parts of the brain, which allows us to silence our ego and see ourselves from a higher perspective. This permits us to see our own thoughts in a different light, which can then be discussed with a therapist to help integrate whatever our findings were in our journey, into our lives. Dr. Vuu also talks about energetics and the pillars of health. In his opinion, a low-hanging fruit that we can almost all consider picking to improve our health is to monitor and adapt our cell phone usage.  This is the catalyst to many physical and mental ailments that we experience in western culture, such as poor posture, back pain, depression, loneliness, and more.  Dr. Kien Vuu is one of the most sought-after anti-aging physicians in the country. He’s also a health media personality, appearing on national TV shows such as The Doctors and Access Hollywood.  As someone who has overcome two chronic diseases himself, Dr. Vuu is passionate about empowering people to reclaim their health and live with fulfillment, abundance, and purpose.   To learn more about Kien: Website: kienvuu.com Instagram: @kienvuumd Book:Thrive State Podcast: Thrive State Podcast   Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
6/16/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 51 seconds
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Sah D’Simone : The Process of Healing, Surrendering, and Accepting The Wild Ride of Life

When is it “acceptable” to surrender? How much impact does the vocabulary you use to have on the situation? How does trauma pass down through our chemistry?  In this episode of the Align Podcast, Sah D’Simone and I discuss difficult passages in life and how we can navigate those challenging times. Above anything else, being aware of the present and taking the opportunity to pause and ask yourself WHY you are experiencing this situation and then, HOW can you change that is the key to healing. Plus, Sah talks about surrendering. Life is not what it is, it is actually what we make it to be. If we are holding on to a certain type of feeling or things as part of our routine, we will create a life that is destructive for ourselves. That’s why when it’s necessary and there is nothing to be gained through resisting a situation, it’s time to accept and surrender. Sah D’Simone is the new teacher in town: synergizing spirituality with sass, and delivering heart wisdom with the warmth of your best friend. His life’s mission is to serve as a spiritual guide, meditation teacher, transformational speaker, and author. He’s leading a heart-based healing movement rooted in tried-and-true ancient techniques, allowing joy and authenticity to illuminate the path to enlightenment.    To learn more about Sah: Website: sahdsimone.com Instagram: @sahdsimone Book: Spiritually Sassy
6/11/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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Light Watkins: How Fear Can Help Us Become Resilient to Change

What is fear? Why do we hold on to it? What does the process of letting go of fear look like? What do we actually have control over? Are we pushing something too much? When can we make the decision to let something go? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Light Watkins and I discuss a subject that we experience often but that we dread, which is fear. When we experience fear, most of the time we fabricate this intense feeling in our own minds,  which explains why we all have different fears. But when we allow curiosity to overtake our fear, that’s when it becomes an opportunity for growth. In fact, gaining control over how we feel about fear will allow us to stay present at the moment long enough to make better choices at that moment that we are fearful. Plus, Light also talks about how his lifestyle allowed him to become resilient to change. Eventually, when we are faced with one too many events where uncertainty is high, we become capable of letting go of the little things and taking ownership of the bigger things. In other words, we become capable of knowing when it is necessary to be actively engaging and working towards something great VS simply being patient and waiting for that something to come along, in its own time. Light Watkins is a bestselling author, an accomplished meditation teacher, founder of The Shine Movement, and an inspirational keynote speaker and workshop leader. He has delivered over 500 wellness-themed talks around the globe since 2007.   To learn more about Light: Website: lightwatkins.com Instagram: @lightwatkins Book: Knowing Where to Look Podcast: At the End of the Tunnel
6/2/202158 minutes, 24 seconds
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Steven Pressfield: Why We Embrace Failure But Fear Success

Why are we so comfortable with the idea of failure, but fear the idea of success? Why do we self-sabotage ourselves when we are at the brink of reaching new levels of success? What part does your ego play in this?   In this episode of the Align Podcast, Steven Pressfield and I chat about resistance. While we tend to be afraid of failure, we tend to be more comfortable with that than the idea of being successful. In fact, we often find ourselves resisting success and engaging in self-sabotaging behavior. While the exact reason why we do this to ourselves is unknown, a plausible theory that Steven shares with us is that our own ego is trying to stop us from making that shift to the greater self, which is the I.    Plus, Steven also talks about how most of us are awaiting this one big Aha! moment in our lives in order to find our passion and zone of genius, but that the reality is that life is comprised of plenty of little ah-ha moments that slowly guide us towards that ‘big thing”.   Steven Pressfield is the author of 18 books. His struggles to earn a living as a writer (it took seventeen years to get the first paycheck) are detailed in The War of Art, Turning Pro, The Authentic Swing, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, and The Knowledge.   To learn more about Steven:   Website: stevenpressfield.com Instagram: @<a class="attrlink" href="https://www.instagram.com/steven_pressfield/?hl=en" target= "_blank" rel="norefer
5/28/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dr. Stephen Cabral: The Relationship Between Your Mind and Your Health

Just how strong is the relationship between your mind and your health? Did you know that inflammation is not actually the REASON for your pain, but a symptom?   In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Stephen Cabral and I discuss Naturopathic & Functional Medicine and how looking for the root cause of an illness is the key to healing. Stephen mentions how in today’s Western medical practices, doctors are quick to prescribe a drug that only serves as a band-aid over the real issue. They don't look for the root problem that is causing the health issues that their patients are experiencing. Examples of root causes include hormone imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, a leaky gut, unknown allergies and intolerances, and so much more.   Plus, we also discuss the relationship between the mind and the body and how important the mindset we take can impact our health and cause us to feel like a victim of our illness(es). In fact, for the longest time, Stephen himself felt like a victim to the immune disease he had during his childhood. However, we must accept these difficult challenges that we face in life and in health, as these are the opportunities that help us grow and become stronger both mentally and physically.   Stephen Cabral is a Board Certified Doctor of Naturopathy with post-doctoral specializations in Ayurvedic, Integrative Health and Functional Medicine. Dr. Cabral also runs one of the largest health & wellness practices in the U.S. and where he and his team have completed more than 250,000 client appointments.     To learn more about Dr. Stephen Cabral:   Website: equi.life Instagram: @stephencabral Podcast: The Cabral Conce
5/19/202152 minutes, 44 seconds
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Lauren Zander: How to Stop the Bullshit and Give Yourself Permission to Live Your Truth

Are you bullshiting yourself? Did you give yourself permission to want what you REALLY want, or do you want what society says you should? How can you be a more effective participant in this life experience you were given? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Lauren and I chat about the important relationships we have in our lives, such as with our intimate partner, with our friends, with our family members, and most importantly, the relationship we have with ourselves. In fact, when we start thinking about our aspirations and what our dreams are, most of us bullshit ourselves. While society has been working very hard to make us want things that don’t align with what we TRULY want for ourselves, we shouldn’t beat ourselves over it. As long as we take the time to learn more about ourselves and figure out what we truly want, we can still experience the lives we were given the way we want to live. Plus, Lauren talks about how horrified we humans are about the ways that we act and the lies that we tell. In fact, if we were to ask someone right now to write down a list of all the lies that they ever told, they would be too ashamed to do so. Except in the case where abuse and trauma come into play, most of us feel ashamed because we deserved it. So why do we lie to start with, but most importantly, why can’t we admit to our wrongdoings?  Lauren Zander is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Handel Group®, an international corporate consulting and life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught around the world. She has spent nearly 20 years coaching thousands of private and corporate clients, including executives at Vogue, BASF, and AOL.   To learn more about Lauren: Website: handlegroup.com Book: Maybe It's You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life Program: Inner.U Program Instagram: @handelgroup
5/12/202158 minutes, 11 seconds
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Miki Agrawal: Creating Your Own Destiny, Being Disruptive, and Thriving in Business

What does it take to thrive in business? How can you start thinking like a disruptor? Can you take control over your destiny or is that something you should leave to the Universe? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Miki Agrawal and I discuss how we all have complete control over our destiny and how we can succeed in our endeavors if we give ourselves permission to see things differently. In fact, when it comes to business, Miki was able to test her own thesis when it came to being successful. In order to create a winning product in today’s market, it needs to challenge the ordinary and everything we take for granted as “ normal”. Through innovation, an artful design, and communicating in an accessible language, your disruption will make you a success.  Plus, we also talk about how tenacity is essential to being successful in both business and in life. Miki swears that being tenacious played an immense role in her success and that she can say, without a doubt, that without tenacity, her vision wouldn't have stood a chance.  Miki Agrawal is a social entrepreneur who uses creativity and disruptive innovation to challenge the status quo and change culture. Miki is the founder of several acclaimed social enterprises, such as TUSHY, THINX, & WILD.   To learn more about Miki: Website: mikiagrawal.com  Instagram:@mikiagrawal Book: Disrupt-Her: A Manifesto for the Modern Woman
5/6/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 29 seconds
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Chris Duffin: Getting Comfortable With Feeling Uncomfortable, Muscle Growth, and Blood Flow Restriction

What did you learn from the challenges you surpassed? Do you think that self-confidence is key to “winning” or thriving in life?   In this episode of the Align Podcast, Chris Duffin and I chat about the challenging and uncomfortable situations that we may face in our lives and how surpassing those is the only way for us to grow both mentally, but physically too. In fact, the same can be said about your muscles.   We also talk about Chris’ impressive training techniques that have been tested and clinically proven to get the results most people are looking for when weight lifting, but with less weight and less training time. Known as the BFR (blood flow restriction) method, this allows your body to actively flush your body’s toxins and forces both lymphatic and blood drainage. In fact, this method reduces the blood flow in your body to an area, provoking deep muscle fatigue sooner. This causes hypertrophy, which is an increase and growth of your muscle. Chris Duffin is an inventor, thought leader, and serial entrepreneur in Health and Fitness. He has Co-Founded multiple prominent brands the largest of which, Kabuki Strength. Chris has invented multiple ‘game-changing’ products improving human biomechanics under load, as well as systemized approaches to assessing and correcting human movement dysfunctions. Find out more about Chris: Website: christopherduffin.com Book: The Eagle and the Dragon: A Story of Strength and Reinvention Instagram:@mad_scientist_duffin
4/29/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dr. Daniel Amen: How to Think Your Way to the Life You Deserve

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Amen and I discuss the stigma towards mental illness and how it makes those who are suffering feel ashamed, which can worsen their symptoms and conditions. While most doctors might look at mental illness as a simple diagnosis, Dr. Amen was thought to think of people going through these health conditions not as someone with a diagnosis, but as a whole by considering the four circles of life; biological, psychological, social, and spiritual.    Plus, we also talk about how to deal with negative thoughts and a negative mindset. The first thing is to be able to detach ourselves from our thoughts, so we can deeply question them. Then, it is important to live with the end, meaning death, in mind. This way, we are much more likely to be present and take advantage of the now.   Dr.Daniel Amen is one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. Dr. Amen has helped millions of people change their brains and lives through his health clinics, best-selling books, products and public television programs.He has appeared on numerous television shows including Dr. Phil, Larry King, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The View.   To learn more about Dr. Amen:   Website: danielamenmd.com Book: Change Your Brain Change Your Life Podcast: The Brain Warrior’s Way Instagram: @doc_amen  
4/22/20211 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Kyle Kingsbury: A Conversation About Unearned Knowledge, Psychedelics, and Depression

What is embodied cognition? How do our senses help us process our reality? How can psychedelics help us let go and surrender? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Kyle and I discuss psychedelics. Kyle narrates his 17-day experience with a medicine known for allowing its users to continue living through the experience during their sleep, with one single dosage. Further on, we also discuss depression and what is currently going on in the world.  Another interesting subject we cover is the value of intentionality. We are intentional about certain things, such as a business. but then we can be completely unintentional about other things, such as a geographic location. However, having acceptance and love for whatever your answers are to what you are intentional and unintentional about is essential. There’s no answer to what is the right or wrong way to live a life, but you must have the awareness to be able to engage with the choices you make.  Kyle Kingsbury is the host of the Kyle Kingsbury Podcast, is an optimization expert, everyday shaman, full-time coach on the Fit For Service Fellowship, and a former UFC fighter.
4/15/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr. Will Cole: Eating and Living Intuitively for Better Health

How important is blood sugar stability to your overall health? What happens if we don’t have that? How should we be eating for optimal energy, brain function, and to achieve satiety? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Will Cole and I discuss how exactly fasting affects our levels of hunger and our health. In fact,  fasting in a ketogenic diet, where most of the diet is plant-based, is a proven and effective way to help stabilize blood sugar, if done consistently.  Plus, Will discusses the benefits of eating and living intuitively and why he supports this lifestyle, beyond what the medical data says. He encourages people to check within themselves; check on their sleep quality, their energy levels, their brain functions, and to learn to listen to what feels better for themselves. This is the best way to achieve optimal health; by simply listening to your body.   Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional-medicine expert. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert and course instructor for the world’s largest wellness brands such as mindbodygreen and goop.   To learn more about Dr. Will Cole:   Website: drwillcole.com Instagram: @drwillcole Podcast: The Art of Being Well with Dr. Will Cole Book: Intuitive Fasting  
4/8/202156 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dr. Michael Ruscio: The Epidemic of Undiagnosed Health Issues

Are you sleeping enough, eating enough, hydrating enough, or socializing enough? What happens if the answer is “no”? At what point will efficiency become a burden to our biology? In this Episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Ruscio and I talk about how the answer to our health issues often lies in the foundational layers of our health. Too often, we have the initial reaction to look beyond those layers, when the answer to our conditions or disease lies in what we nourish and treat our bodies on a daily basis. Plus, we talk about how moderation is key to everything. We all have different bodies, so we must all make use of measures on a moderate basis, such as dieting and exercising, as all of our bodies will respond in their own unique way. Lastly, stress isn't always a hazard. When loaded properly, stressors help our organisms become more resilient, every time we recover.   Dr. Ruscio is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic, clinical researcher, and author. His book, Healthy Gut Healthy You, has helped countless patients regain their health even when numerous doctors have been unable to. What we discuss:   02:19: At what point can efficiency become a burden to our biology? 05:22: Under what circumstances is stress beneficial? 06:31: Gut health issues and how they manifest in the US population 08:59: How Dr. Ruscio got into this field 13:23: How can we determine the likelihood of an issue coming from the gut? 14:43: What is an effective way to determine a gut-joint-related issue? 17:07: What are FODMAPs and how do they work? 23:09: Diets, food sourcing. and quality ingredients 27:53: Scientific research behind the cellular impact of feeling connected to something greater than yourself 34:36: Is sun exposure dangerous? 37:06: Vitamin D: supplements for the microbiota 38:16: Why is there an epidemic of undiagnosed sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome? 45:57: What is bloating and how can we use probiotics to reduce bloating? 53:09: What is the gut, actually? 56:27: The gut-brain relationship 58:56: The detrimental effects of excessive exercise 1:07:08: The ultimate balance in medicine   To learn more about Dr. Ruscio: Instagram: @drruscio Website: drruscio.com Book: Healthy Gut, Healthy You
4/1/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dr. Steven Quay: The Science Behind the Past, Present, and Future of COVID

Where did COVID come from? What can you do right now to make sure you can fight the virus, if you are ever infected? Should you get vaccinated?   In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Steven Quay and I discuss how the Coronavirus has been able to develop so quickly in the human body, the mechanisms of it, and how our immune system works to fight it. We talk about how exactly vaccines act to help our body fight viruses and how the antibody-dependent enhancement’s (ADE) unpredictability can affect people of different ages.   Plus, Dr. Quay points out how the posture that we tend to hold during the day causes us to lose lung capacity. With our lungs and intercostal muscles being primordial to effectively fight the hazards of COVID, he suggests a yoga-based practice to help us develop both of these capacities.   Dr. Steven Quay has over 360 published contributions to medicine, placing him in the top 1% of scientists worldwide. He holds 87 US patents and has invented seven FDA-approved pharmaceuticals which have helped over 80 million people. He is the author of the best-selling book on surviving the pandemic, Stay Safe: A Physician's Guide to Survive Coronavirus. What we discuss: 03:58: How can we train our body to help combat COVID and other respiratory diseases?   06:09: Aaron’s symptoms when he was infected with COVID   08:04: What does Dr. Quay recommend you do to fight Covid?   09:20: Supportive breathing practices you can start today   10:27: Where does the virus originate from?   15:19: What kind of repercussions has Dr. Quay faced for his scientific opinions?    17:59: What will the world be like post-vaccination?   19:06: Should young and healthy people take the vaccine?   20:35: The race between covid-2 vs the immune system   21:42: Are masks effective?   27:39: What does the future of the coronavirus look like?   30:41: The antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE)   32:28: What is the virus’ infection mechanism?   34:39: Describing the 3 phases of the virus   36:09: The burden of COVID in our world and political implications   40:56: Physiologic response to the vaccine Vs developed immune response   47:03: Why did Dr. Quay write his book?   48:50: What can we do to protect ourselves if we suspect we were exposed to the virus?   49:55: Why does it turn into pneumonia?   52:31: The issue with western medicine not looking at the importance of nutrition 57:52: How the metro transport system could have been the conduit to spreading COVID in major cities   Learn more about Dr. Steven Quay:   <span style="font-we
3/25/20211 hour, 52 seconds
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Stefanos Sifandos: Rewriting Your Own History With What You Learned Through Pain

What is the cure to pain? What are we supposed to do with the learnings we gain from going through painful experiences? What does holding space actually mean? What happens when we withhold our own truth? In this episode of the Align podcast, Stefano shares with us why and how he hit rock bottom, how he expressed his addictions to sex, alcohol, physical extenuation, materialism, status, and how someone living through a similar passage can find peace with their story.  Plus, we explore the reality that most of us act according to what people feel is “normal” and expected by our society, which results in us feeling ashamed of expressing what we truly want and suppressing our own fantasies.  Stefanos Sifandos is a relationship alchemist, international speaker, and author who facilitates transformational growth through neuro-empowerment practices to help evolve and enhance relationships.   What we discuss:   06:03: Stefano’s 10 day fast in the wild 12:50:  What does ‘holding space’ actually mean? 14:27: How to cultivate depth within ourselves in order to be of supportive of others 15:28: Stefano’s story of learning through pain 20:04: How does one acknowledge their own story in order to re-write it? 24:50: Are there any 'neuroses' that can't be healed by love? 28:34: Is it possible to re-parent ourselves? 29:30: What shame feels like to Stefano 35:55: How to come to peace with your own story 37:00: More about relationships 40:00: Thriving in familiarity Vs novelty 46:13: Masculine and feminine energy - how does polarity work? 51:33: How can we relate to each other effectively? 57:36: How a female embodies feminine elements to attract a masculine figure 1:04:49: Will society erupt? 1:05:39: Is equilibrium even sustainable? 1:10:31: Modern use of psychoactive substances to address trauma and wounds   To learn more about Stefanos:   Website: stefanossifandos.com Instagram: @stefanossifandos
3/16/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 53 seconds
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Drew Ramsey: How to Use Nutritional Psychiatry to Boost Your Mental Health

Can the dietary choices we make right now affect how we feel later in the day? What’s the difference between “doing” health and creating health? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Drew and I discuss how the food that we consume can impact our mental health both in a positive or negative way. For example, incorporating brain food such as omega-3 fatty acids and leafy greens are proven to help promote healthy brain functions and keep your mood stable.  Plus, we talk about how individuality is not something that is taken into consideration on social media when advice is shared in regards to health and diets. We all have different genetics and needs in terms of nutrition and following a cookie-cutter rule for nutrition can lead to unintentional malnutrition.  Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry's leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.   What we discuss:   03:26: The 6-week anti-depressive timeframe 04:21: Why Drew decided to focus on anxiety and depression 07:43: The impact on the health care system when the health care providers' mental health is not taken care of 11:28: Being in the cycle of nature 15:24: Bacterial exposure in nature and how it relates to mental health 20:29: How are bugs controlling us? 24:24: A prediction on the effect on young people being hindered from facial expressions due to the current mask usage 28:47: What is nutritional psychiatry? 34:06: How does social media influence our choices and the dangers of not considering our individuality 37:53: Why some patients might feel worse in their first psychiatry appointment 40:51: Are we at an inflexible point in the masculinity shift? 50:53: How will the world be after COVID in regards to social and sanitization matters 55:24: Discussion on labeling people with a certain pathology 57:23: What can awareness actually do? 1:01:22: Drew's Ramsey book 1:07:55: What’s next in medical research? 1:18:26: Olive oil; why it should be the main fat we consume 1:19:26: Top foods that might cause depression from a nutritional standpoint More about Drew: Website: drewramseymd.com Instagram: @drewramseymd Book: Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety
3/11/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 17 seconds
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Christine Hassler: Learning to Say No & Why You Should Stay Single

For some of us, we tend to say yes to any opportunity that comes our way. For others, we just aren't able to say no to favors that are being asked of us. But why is that? Why do we say YES when we want to scream NO? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Christine Hassler and I define issue-based relationships, how to build a proper foundation for opening up to relationships, and what type of people should be staying single at certain points in their lives.  Plus, we cover how compensatory strategies are formed in childhood as coping mechanisms that are later reflected throughout our adult lives. Christine Hassler is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, master coach, and podcast host who is committed to guiding people and organizations into their highest potential.   What we discuss:   02:00: Christine's process in saying “no” 05:04: Where does the fear of saying “no” come from? 08:34: How can someone recognize their own compensatory patterns? What is the expectation hangover? 11:16: Why are we here? 12:54: Does the ideal mate exist? 17:25: How to create a foundation in order to open up space for a relationship 20:42: What are issue-based relationships? 23:02: Can a relationship just be easy? 25:02: Can we create a healthy foundation by examining our childhood? 28:48: how to connect to ourselves as a child 30:59: Christine's first deep inner child meditation 42:34: Who should stay single? 45:59: How does Christine define God + her religious upbringing 1:03:44: How are our outer experiences a reflection of the inner reality?   To learn more about Christine:   Website: christinehassler.com Instagram: @christinehassler Podcast: Over It & On With It
3/4/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr. Caroline Leaf: Neuroplasticity and How Your Thoughts Can Influence Your DNA

What is a thought? Where are our thoughts located? What weight do our thoughts have?  In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Caroline Leaf and I discuss what defines the concept of thoughts and how exactly they affect our body and our DNA. In fact, the human brain is capable to identify toxic and negative thoughts and treat them as foreign invaders, similar to how our bodies react to foreign invaders that attack our immune system. Plus, Dr. Leaf shares with us a proven 5 step process that is designed to help us overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, and more.  Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. She has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, and many more.   What we discuss: 02:02: What is a thought? Where are thoughts located? What weight do our thoughts have? 06:12: How much control do we have over our entire thought process? 08:01: Dr. Leaf’s path to engaging in the knowledge of the mind 14:4: How do we experience things through our mind? 18:29: An explanation to why we don’t have a negative bias 19:18: Why are our brains drawn to the negative? 23:16: What is consciousness and unconsciousness? How do they relate to each other? 36:55: Where does shame come from? 43:27: Breaking down the NeuroCycle 51:55: The advantage of multi-perspective To learn more about Dr. Leaf:   Website: drleaf.com Instagram: @drcarolineleaf Podcast: Cleaning Up the Mental Mess Book: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess
2/24/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ashley Stahl: Being Held Hostage by Your Experience

We often feel that the career choice we made years ago is permanent, that we are hostages of a degree we earned or a couple of decades of experience that we accumulated. But that isn’t true. In this episode of the Align podcast, Ashley Stahl and I discuss the 9 core skill sets that you should develop if you are contemplating switching careers. Plus, Ashley explains how the skills that you naturally have are more important than the interests you have. Lastly, we get to hear all about how Ashley’s impressive background in counterterrorism helped her develop soft skills that are essential for the career choice she made after leaving the Pentagon. Ashley is an angel investor, writer, career coach, podcast host, and an ex-counterterrorism professional for the Pentagon. Her leadership firm, Ashley International Inc., offers private coaching and unparalleled online programs to empower Millennials to find their purpose, land more job offers, and increase their income.   What we discuss:   04:26: Ashley's creative process for writing her new book 08:36: Expanding options vs going unidirectionally in a career 12:56: Making core skill sets relevant 16:22: Ashley's background in counter-terrorism 22:39: How Ashley incurred a loss in her business 24:41: What brought Ashley to her current formula? 29:25: Why did the Senate get raided? 32:22: Ashley's day to day working in counter-terrorism and international development 35:57: How are skill sets becoming obsolete in the workforce 40:01: What was Ashley's relation to Al-Qaeda in her professional role? 41:51: Ashley's experience as a female in her previous field 44:42: Developing self-awareness to determine our own hardness 47:00: Making career choices based on past wounds 48:46: What are the required skills of a good spy? 52:37: The power of being good with words 55:16: How did Ashley's perception of death evolve throughout time 01:03:05: The value and disadvantages of the current educational system 01:05:42: Changing careers at a mature age To learn more about Ashley:   Website: ashleystahl.com Instagram: @ashleystahl Podcast:  Your Turn Podcast
2/18/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 56 seconds
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Justin Wren: Learning to Love Yourself, Practicing Kindness, and Surviving Depression and Addiction

How many of you experienced bullying in your childhood? How did that experience shape the person that you are today? Is self-love all that you need to get through difficult times? In this episode of the Align Podcast, we get deep and personal with Justin Wren. From bullying to self-sabotage with addiction, we discuss the importance of learning self-love and how expressing kindness towards yourself and others is the key to healing. We also get a very intimate insight into Justin’s darkest thoughts and moments and how he overcame them. Plus, a message is given to those going through dark times. Justin Wren is a former heavyweight division fighter, holding an MMA record of 15-2. After overcoming depression and addiction, Justin took the decision to step away from MMA, seeking out a purpose and passion for his life. He then founded Fight For The Forgotten initiative, where he now fights for those who don’t have a voice. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Call 1-800-273-8255 to talk.   What we discuss: 02:26: Justin's relationship with his mom 05:30: What do martial arts teach you? 07:11: What makes a bully? 11:18: Justin's experience with bullying 24:50: Learning how to love yourself 29:17: Discussing suicide ideation and attempt: Justin's experience 01:08:44: How kindness can help you 01:17:47: Self-sabotage with addiction 01:22:58: A message for those going through dark times 01:34:10: More about the Fight for the Forgotten initiative     To learn more about Justin: Website: fightfortheforgotten.org Instagram: @fightfortheforgotten / @thebigpygmy Podcast: The Justin Wren Podcast
2/9/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 17 seconds
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Steven Kotler: How to Use Human Biology to Your Advantage

Are you honest with yourself? Do you have realistic expectations of how your body can perform? What thoughts are you using to fuel your body and optimize its performance?  In this episode of the Align podcast, Steven Kotler and I discuss how understanding our own human biology is the most important thing we can do for ourselves in order to properly pursue and attain our goals. In fact, knowing how to make biology work for us and not against us is the secret of many successful people. We also talk about the crucialness of honesty, and how we must accept that we can only work with what we have. Steven recommends how we should feed our pattern recognition system properly and on a daily basis to help us reach peak body and brain performance. Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. His nine bestsellers are praised all around the world and by industry leaders such as Elon Musk, Bill Clinton, and more.   What we discuss: 02:56: Discussing Steven's religious upbringing 08:42: How peak performance and honesty related to each other 10:00: Changing a child's direction through parenting 12:20: How praying is great training for peak performance 14:36: How evolution has been shaped by the force of innovation 16:31: What is the general thinking of flow? 18:13: Drivers of evolution: more food and better health 22:36: Why long-term planning and flow are dissociated 26:03: Kotler's Art of Impossible book 28:26: Motivation, learning, creativity and flow   To learn more about Steven: Website: stevenkotler.com Book mentioned: Art of Impossible Instagram: @kotler.steven Podcast: Flow Research Collective Radio
2/2/202152 minutes, 58 seconds
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Pedram Shojai: Cultivating Your Own Identity and How to Live Presently

If time is relative, how can we dilate it to live presently? How can you improve your focus to bring more time, energy, and money into flow? What does a monk think of money and what financial advice does he give?  In this episode of the Align Podcast, I have a conversation with Pedram Shojai, a.k.a. The Urban Monk, about the very fundamentals of meditation, how to be present and mindful, and how you can go as far as you can with the means you have today. Plus, we talk about the concept of identity and how so many of us nowadays find our identity structure through ideology groups. We also discuss the value of rites of passage and the importance of wilderness, which often seems to be a missing component in urban life. Pedram is a master herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, and wellness consultant. He is a dynamic teacher, Taoist minister, and lifelong student of various Alchemical Traditions. Pedram is also a Filmmaker and author, father, and husband.   What we discuss:   03:55: Pedram’s experience of studying with the Dalai Lama 04:47: Explaining educational and philosophical differences between Tibetans and Westerners 06:51: How and why Pedram became a Taoist monk 10:16: How to self-reconcile 12:53: Best practices for optimal focus 14:55: Why do we spend so much time online and how can we stop doing that? 20:08: The value in rites of passage 26:41: Money is trade 29:28: Financial advice from a monk 33:15: Being able to re-write our own story 38:42: Can meditation have different forms? 40:32: How to meditate effectively 44:17: Dissecting the perception of time and how to dilate it :51:44: Dealing with imposter syndrome 53:55: Transitioning to a bigger game in life   To learn more about Pedram Shojai: Website: theurbanmonk.com Instagram: @official_urbanmonk Book: The Urban Monk Podcast: The Urban Monk Podcast
1/26/202156 minutes, 22 seconds
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Alan Christianson: The Simplest Way To Reverse Thyroid Disease

What is thyroid disease, exactly? What causes it? Can we even reverse thyroid disease? If so, how can we do that? In this episode of the Align Podcast,  I have a conversation with Alan Christianson, where we discuss how the foods we choose to fuel our body can actually help reverse thyroid disease and how a healthy thyroid contributes to our immune system, our mental health, and our physical health. We then break down what is iodine, what are the optimal levels for human consumption, and what are the best resources we can refer to in order to ensure we are intaking the proper and recommended amount.  We also pick Alan’s brain about emotions and how they can impact our overall wellbeing, his own personal practices of meditation and journaling, and we even touch upon epistemology! Alan Christianson is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He is the author of The Metabolism Reset Diet and the New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet. He has been named a Top Doctor in Phoenix Magazine and has appeared on national TV shows and in numerous print media. Website: https://www.drchristianson.com Instagram: @dralanchristianson Book: https://www.drchristianson.com/thyroidresetdiet/#Bonus   What we discuss: [00:02:46] Christianson's new book on thyroid disease research [00:04:26] The value in making our own food [00:06:54] What is Iodine? [00:09:47] The repercussions of iodine deficiency and excess [00:11:52] What are the optimal levels of iodine? [00:13:12] What causes thyroid disease?  [00:15:59] Can thoughts and feelings affect the functioning of the thyroid? [00:18:45] What is the thyroid and how does it work? [00:20:10] How emotional states contribute to your physical health issues [00:22:50] Do we have free will? [00:26:01] Alan’s biggest challenges [00:32:09] How do we know we know? [00:36:30] A guide to mediation and journaling practices [00:38:37] Alan’s thoughts on God [00:40:19] What are signs of an underlying thyroid issue? [00:41:26] Can all diseases be reversed and what be the root cause for it? [00:43:10] How does toxic fat develop?
1/19/202146 minutes, 3 seconds
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Doug Evans: Tapping into the Power of the Planet's Most Nutritious Food

What's the planet's most nutritious food? SPROUTS! And in this episode of the Align Podcast, the author of the Sprout Book, Doug Evans, tells us why. Among the mind-blowing nutritional qualities of sprouts: ― they have 20-30 times the nutrients of other vegetables and 100 times those of meat ― they pack cancer-fighting properties and help to protect us from cardiovascular disease and environmental pollutants ― they aid in digestion ― they are a simple way to grow your own vegetables and compatible with all diets Ready to learn more? Tune into the full episode! 
1/13/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tracy Duhs: Understanding and Optimizing Hydration

Over 70% of our body is composed of water, which means that staying hydrated is extremely important. But is simply drinking water enough to keep us hydrated?  In this episode of the Align Podcast, our guest Tracy Duhs covers the hidden capabilities and benefits of hydrating adequately. We discuss the incredible amount of information that water is capable of holding onto and how that is crucial for processing our emotions. We also discuss the different water filtering processes and filtering systems and how we can upgrade the quality of the water we drink, catered to various budgets. Tracy Duhs is the director and founder of The Sanctuary Wellness Experience, a luxury retreat that provides complete nurturing for the mind, body, and soul. She is a herbalist, alchemist, and specialist in integrative medicine.   What we discuss: 03:54: What is water? 08:13: What are the potential contaminants in water? 11:08: How does water hold information? 13:52: Masaru Emoto's experiments with water 16:22: What is structured water? 19:57: How do our bodies create structured water? 20:46: What is vortexing water? 22:58: Possible methods to upgrade the water we drink 26:33: What is Ocean Plasma? 31:14: Why and how Tracy started to experiment with different types of water 37:40: How to mineralize our water 44:16: How movement and hydration relate to each other 48:12: How sunlight exposure impacts hydration 51:16: The 9 Pillars of Health   To learn more about Tracy: Instagram: @tracyduhs Website: tracyduhs.com Book: Hydrate with Tracy Duhs Podcast: Hydrate 
1/7/202157 minutes, 32 seconds
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Emily Fletcher: Feeling at Home within Ourselves Through Meditation

In this episode of the Align Podcast, I have a wonderful conversation with Emily Fletcher where we dive into the semantics of meditation and how it's much more powerful than many of us may realize. It's not only a tool for calming our mind, but it physically transforms our mind and body.  We also dive into our childhood wounds, how it has affected us in our adult life, and what we have found to be successful in our healing process. And as a bonus, at the end of the episode, Emily offers us a transformative 5-minute mediation practice that you can use as a tool for yourself. Emily Fletcher is the creator of The Ziva Technique and the founder of Ziva, where she developed the world meditation training program. She is also a best selling author: she wrote Stress Less, Accomplish More - Meditation for Extraordinary Performance. She is one of my best friends and overall, a meditation legend. What we discuss: [00:08:16] How meditation calms our chaotic energy [00:11:43] The cerebral processes that occur in meditation that make us more empathic [00:12:29] Bypassing our emotions vs. allowing ourselves to feel them [00:23:13] How the body is a record of our past [00:24:13] How meditation is healing: de-exciting our nervous system [00:27:15] 5-minute meditation exercise Instagram: @emilystellafletcher Website: zivameditation.com Book: zivameditation.com/my-debut-book
12/30/202039 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jim Kwik: What Makes You Come Alive?

What’s keeping you from claiming your true powers? Are you even aware of the powers you hold within you and how you can tap into them? Today’s conversation is with one of my closest friends and widely known, Mr. Jim Kwik. We talk about his book, Limitless – a fabulous read! Jim’s main niche is about memory, focus, and accelerated learning, although the book content is much wider than that. While our imagination might make us think that being limitless is a synonym for perfection, in this episode, Jim explains it in a much more tangible and human way: Limitless is about advancing and progressing beyond what we believe to be possible. Jim has created a three-part framework that he breaks down for us in this episode. This framework acts as a lens to see what holds us back and to construct our self-awareness to "unlimit" the areas that are in our way. Plus, we both talk about what makes us come alive and our purpose - both fundamental emotional factors for reaching our full potential. Jim is a renowned brain coach, a memory and speed-reading expert, international speaker, and a social entrepreneur. He has been featured in many programs and podcasts and his book, Limitless, became an instant New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. What we discuss: [04:45] Jim’s go-to practices for dealing with stress and anxiety [05:53] Defining what it means to be "limitless" [11:11] Why we need to have a sense of purpose in our lives [15:36] What makes Jim feel alive? [16:52] What makes Aaron feel alive? [20:52] Opening our own mechanisms through the love towards another person [27:03] The antidote for feeling stuck [27:20] The 3 M’s: Mindset, Motivation, Methods [29:06] What Jim would change in the current western educational system Find more from Jim: Website: www.jimkwik.com Instagram. @jimkwik Book: www.limitlessbook.com
12/23/202033 minutes, 58 seconds
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Kyle Kingsbury: Returning to Our Roots Through Nature, Psychedelics, Living Presently and Slowing Down

How can we cultivate an environment in our homes and lives that brings us closer to Nature? How do psychedelics help us see our lives from a different perspective? What can we do to slow down in a world that seems to never stop?   In this episode of The Align Podcast,  we discuss Kyle Kingsbury’s vast mesmerizing experiences with psychoactive substances and how that affects his intuition and inner trust, which in turn allows him to connect deeper with his family and see himself from different angles. We also cover why Kyle’s family created their own“eco-field” and how they fully enjoy nature from their home by dedicating themselves to keeping their home low-tech.    Plus, we cover Kyle’s experiences and perspectives with polyamorous and monogamous relationships, as well as what we think about what is happening in the present, modern world.   Kyle Kingsbury is the host of the Kyle Kingsbury Podcast, is an optimization expert, everyday shaman, full-time coach on the Fit For Service Fellowship and a former UFC fighter.     What we discuss:                      09:07: How does the environment we create shape the way we think and feel?   13:48: Creating resonance with green space   18:54: How does visualizing and exposing yourself to nature promote healing?       24:09: Discussing mediums to channel your emotions           28:10: Using art as a tool for
12/18/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jonny Bowden: The Great Cholesterol Myth and How to Avoid Insulin Resistance

What is cholesterol? Is it beneficial or is it harmful to our body? How is it related to insulin resistance (and what the heck is insulin resistance in the first place)?   Looking back over the past few decades, the benefits and dangers of cholesterol have been constantly shifting – triggering a war on fat and popularizing both high and low-fat diets. It’s confusing, frustrating, and even more overwhelming. So what’s the truth?     In this episode of the Align Podcast, author of The Great Cholesterol Myth, Jonny Bowden, gives us the answers. Jonny explains why we have demonized cholesterol and why HDL cholesterol isn’t what we should be looking at as a predetermining factor for heart disease. And, he breaks down what the heck is cholesterol in the first place, the values of it in our body, blood, and brain, and how it actually gets produced in our body.   Plus, he dives into the close relationship between cholesterol and insulin resistance, which is one of the most leading factors of inflammation and heart disease. Essentially, if we are insulin resistance, our hormones and metabolism are all out of whack. But don’t worry, the good news is that it can be treated, prevented, and reversed by diet alone.   Jonny Bowden, PhD, C.N.S. is a nationally known expert on weight loss and nutrition and author of twelve books, including multiple best-sellers. Johny offers inspiring advice on weight, health and nutrition have been read by millions and he has contributed material to over 50 national magazines and newspapers.   What we discuss:   6:29: Why cholesterol was the wrong target for measuring the risk of heart disease 9:33: What it means to be insulin resistant 13:15: Issues associated with high blood sugar 17:53: Where did the low-fat diet evolve from? 20:54<span class= "thread-415022437750511877362540 author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2qowz82zpn72xz78zz73zvz88
12/11/202056 minutes, 33 seconds
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Exploring the Most Important Life Lessons with Bobby Klein

Do you know how to love? And more importantly, do you know how to let love in? In this conversation, I sat down with the legendary Bobby Klein at his own awesome home in Tulum, Mexico who shares the most important life lessons he has learned throughout his 89 years of life, including why the bottom line of life is always love. Plus, we explored the ideas of what this human experience is, our inner guidance and intuition, and how necessary it is to be brutally honest with ourselves. As we go deep into what the hell we are doing here, he shared a handful of fascinating and badass experiences in his life. Bobby Klein is a truly special guest: He carries a rare wealth of experience, deep compassion, and an arsenal of healing tools. He's a clinical psychologist, spiritual and psychological educator, writer, and intuitive Life Path Counselor. He was also a driving force in securing the legalization of acupuncture in America and became one of the first practicing acupuncturists in the United States. He is a true elder and a new friend I see as a mentor.   What we discuss: 03:53: Why 'fake it till you make it' is horse shit 05:09: What stands out that is different in the world today compared to the 60s? 06:06: How Bobby's relationship with death has transformed over the years 11:12: is fear the root of suffe14:28: Alcohol vs. psychedelics 21:30: How trusting someone can let them show who they really are 22:29: Do guidance systems exist? What are they? 29:40: The blueprint for cultivating a relationship with yourself 34:06: What it means to be wild 41:50: How Bobby got started with acupuncture 46:14: Healing and intuition 52:17: Is the concept of 'survivor' attached to the idea of suffering?   Find more from Bobby: Website: bobbyklein.com YouTube Channel: @bobbyklein   Be sure to check out the Align Collection, including Align bands, pants, shorts, and more! Shop now here.      
12/1/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Aubrey and Vylana Marcus: How to Navigate Separation and Heartbreak

What can we learn about ourselves when we go through a separation from another? It’s easy to feel strong when things are working, but what about when things aren't? There is valuable opportunity given to us that only present themselves when relationships fall apart–The opportunity to navigate through the deep layers of ourselves. But how do we actually navigate through these layers?  In this conversation, Aubrey Marcus and his wife Vylana - two of my very favourite people - answer the questions I have on separation from someone you love (or feel deeply about), as it's something I currently am going through in my own life. Plus, they discuss why “wounds allows the light to enter”, and how truly loving ourselves is the best tool for facing a broken heart. Aubrey is the founder of ONMIT, a NYT bestselling author, the AMP podcast host, and founding member of Fit For Service Fellowship. Vylana is a sound alchemist, singer, Tahitian dancer, and medicine woman. What we discuss: [00:07:09] Aaron's current context [00:12:17] Love autonomy [00:18:56] Using the pain of a separation to growth [00:22:35] Facing and accepting fear [00:27:37] Self-love practices [00:40:38] Trust in acceptance [00:45:25] Expediting the process of accepting events within ourselves [00:51:22] Why current life events show you where there is still work to be done Find more from Aubrey and Vylana: Podcast: https://www.aubreymarcus.com/blogs/aubrey-marcus-podcast Program: https://www.aubreymarcus.com/pages/fit-for-service-fellowship Instagram: @aubreymarcus Instagram: @vylanamarcus
11/23/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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Shawn Stevenson: Exploring the Depths of Human Connection

Our ability to connect and relate to each other is dependent upon how we feel. Which means, the food we eat has a strong influence on how we connect to each other. But one of the issues lies in the fact that the environment we have created around us is conducive and supportive to sickness, and is ultimately preventing us from experiencing deeper connections.  In this episode of the Align Podcast, I have a conversation with Shawn Stevenson on what contributes to deeper human connection, how the media affects our relationships, and why Shawn’s marriage has been successful. Plus, he also discusses how nutrition plays a surprising role in sleep, his thoughts on the conventional medicine approach. Shawn is a bestselling author of Sleep Smarter and has another book coming out, Eat Smarter, is a nutritionist, science educator, & creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health Podcast in the U.S. What we discuss: [00:06:15] Shawn discusses the relationship between social media and sleep deprivation [00:09:07] How nutrition affects sleep [00:11:32] What Shawn thinks of the conventional medicine approach [00:16:47] How the environment plays a role in our behavior [00:24:32] Who we are at our core vs. how we behave [00:29:08] Romanticized media vs. our true needs in a relationship [00:37:55] Being human: intuition and connection  [00:50:55] Our capacity of connecting to others is dependent upon how we feel individually [00:56:12] How does our nutrition affects the way we relate to our significant other Website: https://themodelhealthshow.com/ Instagram: @shawnmodel YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheShawnModel/ Book: https://eatsmarterbook.com/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-model-health-show/id640246578
11/19/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 41 seconds
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A Life-Defining Conversation With My Mother

How often do we extend the effort to connect with our parents as the humans they truly are? Do we really know who they were before their parent roles and who they are beyond? This episode is truly special: My mother, Tina Louise Thomas, and I have a deeply intimate and vulnerable conversation that we initially were hesitant to release. Although, we decided if it helps even just one person connect more deeply with their parents or child, it's worth it. We talk about holding in emotions (and why my mother felt the need to hide her emotions during my upbringing), accepting aging and death, dealing with regrets, navigating forgiveness, moving forward after divorce and so much more. This has been a beautiful moment in which we felt deeply connected to each other, and probably one of the most important moments of my life. What we discuss: [00:05:48]: - The legacy my mom wishes to leave to her children [00:07:00] - My challenging emotional openness [00:07:53] - Holding emotions and covering up suffering [00:10:53] - Feeling joy even when circumstances are difficult [00:12:37] - Letting thoughts flow [00:14:45] - Accepting the cycle of life [00:18:32] - Self-love, growth, and self-expression [00:21:26] - Fears around ageing and death [00:22:48] - Beauty vs. value and expectations [00:26:32] - Why my Mom stayed for years in the relationship with my father [00:27:45] - My Mom's upbringing regarding expression of emotions [00:33:51] - My mom feeling understood and loved by her children [00:34:46] - Feelings of not belonging [00:40:03] - Being worthy of love [00:48:53] - Knowing my mom as a person [00:55:35] - Regrets and forgiveness [00:59:25] - My father [01:00:46] - My Mom's spiritual experiences My mother is a brilliant and very musician and artist, former Miss Pennsylvania and Miss America scholarship pageant national talent winner and runner-up. This to her music here: https://soundcloud.com/tina_louise_thomas    
11/10/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 49 seconds
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Paul Saladino: Why Are Our Brains Shrinking? + Problems with Our Current Way of Living

What impact did the dietary changes in humanity have on our bodies? Going back as far as our pre-historical ancestors hypothesize very interesting correlations. What does the wide research say about eating animal products and how that influences our brain size and capacity? Research shows we have shrunk our brains in the last 10-12 thousand years, very possibly due to relevant shifts in our diet and habits. These big shifts were forced by major planetary changes such as the Younger Dryas, which took place 12,900 years ago. Dr. Paul Saladino, who is back on the Align Podcast, not only discusses why our brain is shrinking but also shares with us very interesting suggestions on nutrition and lifestyle through an anthropological lens. He discusses findings and hypotheses by significant figures throughout history that observed indigenous peoples and compared their aligned diet to the general western diet.  We also dig into our surroundings as a factor for stimulation, focus, and relaxation, and we pose the question of if we need to get away from common human behavior. The outdoors provides us a natural way of life and we might be taking a step in the wrong direction, placing a burden upon us that is opposite to the way we have been designed to live. Being in nature barefoot and experience a shift in the microbiome, interacting with other humans, eating foods that are in line with our genetics: all is perpetually being relegated in place of living mostly in squared-line architecture. Dr. Paul Saladino is the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet, author of the “The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to our Ancestral Diet”. What we discuss: [0:02:48] Paul Saladino's upbringing [0:05:35] Why we should always challenge our beliefs [0:09:04] Earth's temperature correlation with periods of intellectual and cultural flourish and stagnation [0:11:21] What happened on Earth 12,900 years ago that might have changed how we eat [0:15:36] Three pre-historical species that relate to us and their diet [0:17:26] Human's change from primates to Australopithecus: eating animals vs. eating plants [0:20:31] Expensive Tissue Hypothesis: gut vs. brain [0:22:58] Correlation between B12 levels and brain size [0:28:15] Effects of chewing properly [0:30:56] Could Vitamin A deficiency by under-diagnosed in most people? [0:46:00] How architectural shapes and forms influences our state   Find more from Dr. Paul Saladino: Website: https://carnivoremd.com/ Instagram: @carnivoremd podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fundamental-health-with-paul-saladino-md/id1461771083 Products: https://heartandsoil.co/?ref=CarnivoreMD Book: https://carnivoremd.com/book/   Grab your Align Pants: www.alignpodcast.com/alignpant
11/3/202056 minutes, 16 seconds
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Colin Guinn and Christie Woods: Secrets for Building a Relationship That Lasts

This month there has been a general trend of discussing relationships. I think relationships are the most important things we could ever invest our time and energy into as we are literally in relationship with everything, from being in a relationship with yourself, your partner, your friends, and your family to your work or business and the entire world around you. How can we cultivate deeper relationships? How can develop relationships that last?   In this episode of the Align Podcast, I'm joined by Colin Guinn and Christie Woods who have been together for almost 20 years, and to me, that is beyond fascinating. They discuss why we need to take conscious responsibility, be aware of our ego, say yes to growth with our partner, and give our partner permission to be human. Plus, we touch on the topics of tantra, sex magic, psychedelics, and relationship plateaus.   Colin and Christie are dear friends of mine, although you may know the two from winning Season 31 of The Amazing Race. Colin is a serial entrepreneur, innovator, and pioneer in drone development and technology and Christie is an actress, model, Ms. Texas, breathwork facilitator, and a complete badass.    What we discuss:   [00:00:23] How Colin defines his specialty [00:04:50] Why you need to vibrate as close to love as possible [00:06:05] The different stages in Colin and Kristi's relationship throughout the past 19 years [00:10:30] Taking conscious responsibility in your relationship [00:12:33] Becoming aware of your ego and saying yes to growth and expansion together [00:14:43] Tantra sexuality [00:17:18] Using sex as a modality for raising the vibration [00:18:50] Sex magic [00:20:53] Giving your partner permission to be human [00:26:20] The practices Kristi and Colin do to understand how each one of them are growing [00:27:29] Relationship plateaus [00:34:12] The difference between the first 12 years of Kristi and Colin relationship to where they are now [00:36:40] Why there is no spiritual bypassing in Kristi and Colin relationship [00:41:29] Childhood traumas that reflect in the present [00:44:55] Colin's perception of energy, vibration, and humanness [01:01:11] Use of psychedelics as a tool of expansion of the mind vs. abusive use [01:02:23] Colin's take on how to start using psychedelics   Find more from Colin and Christie:   Instagram: @colinguinn | @christiewoods1
10/28/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 54 seconds
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Whitney Miller: Having Great Sex & How to Map Your Vulva

Do you wonder how your sex life can improve our relationships– with others and with yourself–either in a monogamous, a polyamory, or an open relationship? In this conversation with Whitney Miller, we talk about the dynamics of monogamous vs. polyamory relationship, we go deep into details of sexuality within relationships and we discuss a very interesting pleasure exploration technique of the vulva: the vulva mapping. In her past polyamory experience, she shares what she learned about herself to be able to thrive in it, namely understand why she got jealous, why she got sad, and how she was able to cultivate meaningful relationships with women by having to constantly have vulnerable conversations which allowed her to truly love the other women.  Often, relationships help us to open up a part of ourselves that needs to be exposed in order to heal and to know ourselves better: our thought processes, our patterns, and how we respond to challenges. Whitney tells us how deeply transformative this process was in her open relationship with Audrey Marcus and how that forced her to profoundly dive into herself. She shares with us intimate details of her preferences with candid honesty, so if you are dating or looking to date women this could be a key to understanding what might arouse and please a woman before and during sex. And it’s not at all just about sex: asking the other person meaningful questions is likely to be a skill that enables them to open up. Whitney also tells us what are her own favourites questions, what she finds attractive in a man, and how playfulness is so important. Whitney is a love, sex, and relationship coach: an expert in the realm of union between partners and sexuality. Former Miss United States and sports anchor Whitney Miller has found her true calling helping individuals and couples. Her experiential journey to self-mastery started 5 years ago with her well-publicized open relationship with her fiancé, Aubrey Marcus. Whitney has since joined forces with some of the leading scientists and researchers in the field, and now hosts talks and workshops around the world.  What we discuss: [00:04:47] Letting go of how Whitney thought life should be has been making her more open to change. [00:05:50] Where Whitney's need for protecting herself comes from. [00:07:09] What permitted the sensation of safety to let people in Whitney's life. [00:08:34] Why the relationship with Aubrey was fundamental to Whitney's self-discovery. [00:09:09] How we receive superpowers and faults from our parents and our relationships. [00:10:42] Why Whitney thinks there is usefulness in suppressing emotions. [00:11:48] Whitney's latest Ayuashca experience showed her to go over one fear in particular. [00:14:39] Making it through life instead of living life: "If you let out what is within you, it will heal you. If you hold it in, it will destroy you". [00:15:57] Qualities in a man that are attractive to Whitney. [00:17:18] What was attractive in Aubry from Whitney's perspective. [00:19:06] Why Whitney and Aubrey were sincere about the constraints of their polyamorous relationship. [00:20:31] What Whitney feel she learned from her experience in a polyamorous relationship [00:21:39] Is polyamory sustainable and does it have longevity? [00:24:27] Whitney's present terms of relationship preferences. [00:29:38] How does a man show he holds the qualities of stability and safety? [00:32:11] Is it possible to hold a certainty about the relationship course? [00:33:21] What is the process of stepping back and re-access in a relationship? [00:35:59] Whitney's experience in relationships in which one partner goes through change and the other isn't [00:38:07] What good sex
10/21/20201 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Miki Agrawal + Andrew Horn: Effective Communication, Dealing with Resentment and How to Actively Listen

Relationships are complicated, no matter what kind of relationship you are in–whether it's with your partner, your family, your friends, or your co-workers. The biggest issues that arise within relationships stem from our attachment to needing others to validate us and make us feel whole, our inability to communicate what we are feeling and holding onto attachment, and struggling to stay deeply connected in a society that is built to pull us apart.  In this episode of the Align Podcast, I'm joined by the beautiful and dynamic couple, Miki Agrawal and Andrew Horn, who share insight into navigating through these issues and how they personally keep their relationship alive, happy, and healthy. This episode is somewhat of a couples counseling session that Andrew guides us through and I'm simply just a fly on the wall.  Miki is a social entrepreneur who uses creativity and disruptive innovation to challenge the status quo and change culture. She is the founder of several acclaimed social enterprises: WILD, THINX & TUSHY (collectively valued at over $200 million). Andrew Horn is a also serial social entrepreneur, speaker and writer based in Brooklyn, NY who is a frequent contributor to media outlets like MindBodyGreen, HuffPo and TheMuse. He focuses his writing on “The Art of Meaningful Conversation” – How to overcome anxiety, ask better questions and connect with anyone. Find more from Miki: Website: www.mikiagrawal.com Instagram: @mikiagrawal Find more from Andrew: Website: www.itsandrewhorn.com Instagram: @itsandrewhorn
10/14/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dr. Louis Ignarro: The Importance of Nitric Oxide for Optimal Functioning

Did you know nitric oxide plays a fundamental role in the optimal functioning of your body? Nitric oxide not only has an anti-microbial effect (it kills bacteria and viruses), but also has a series of preventive functions, such as hypertension, inflammation, and coronary-artery disease and heart attack. Dr. Louis Ignarro is the 1998 Nobel Peace price winner in Physiology Medicine for discovering nitric oxide acts as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system. And in this episode, he shares the knowledge he has cultivated from his 50 years of research on the topic. So how can we boost this important molecule in our bodies? It’s surprisingly easy: by intaking antioxidants from fruits and vegetables and breathing through our nose! As Dr Louis said, inhaling has been thought of for thousands of years as being important, especially by yogis, but only about 15-18 years ago the physiological significance was discovered: as we breathe through our nose Nitric Oxide is carried to the lungs. What we dicuss: [00:05:52] Dr. Louis Ignarro’s diet [00:07:17] Dr. Louis Ignarro’s academic and professional background [00:10:21] The background story on NO, what it is and how it works  [00:11:56] Functions of NO [00:12:59] Why NO is the most important molecule in the body for cardiovascular health [00:13:50] Boosting NO by eating antioxidants in fruits and vegetables [00:15:18] Viagra works by increasing NO in erectile tissues [00:16:15] How NO is made in the body   [00:17:55] How different ways of breathing impact the production of NO [00:21:31] Antimicrobial effects of NO and how it’s relevant to the Coronavirus treatment  [00:42:43] What types of salt are good for us [00:24:22] NO in our nasal cavities - the importance of inhaling through the nose [00:26:17] Does wearing masks constantly affect our health?    [00:28:30] Why we should listen to science during COVID times [00:30:13] Do our bodies produce enough NO? COVID cases [00:33:12] Dr. Louis Ignarro’s story about his Nobel Prize Find more from Dr. Louis Ignarro Website: http://www.drignarro.com/ Instagram: @dr.louisignarro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrIgnarro
10/7/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ceara Lynch: Humiliatrix, Sexual Fetishes and Being Human

Have you ever heard the term ‘humiliatrix’? It might ring a bell and you can probably guess in which industry this profession belongs to. But the contours of it might surprise you! In this episode, guest Ceara Lynch discusses her career: a niche in men’s fantasies and needs. She calls herself a Humiliatrix where she humiliates men, by request, in the most different ways. During her career she has worked with all sorts of men and perhaps contrary to what many would think, there isn’t exactly an obvious pattern of men who seek to be professionally humiliated, which led her to gain a non-judgmental view of people. We also talk about Ceara plans for the future as a means to fulfillment and learning and how achieving life goals can have us spin into existential crises. Overall, this was a fascinating conversation about the intricacies of being human. Ceara Lynch works as a humiliatrix and had a curious start in the industry at only 17 years old. She is also the host of the Standard Deviation Podcast and an executive producer and actress on the fictional documentary ‘Use Me’. What we discuss: [00:03:01] What a Humiliatrix is [00:04:31] How Ceara got into this line of work     [00:08:20] Is there a type of man that seeks this service?     [00:09:23] Do certain kinks come from trauma? [00:11:21] How does usually one online session go?    [00:13:10] A client's fetish that surprised Ceara  [00:17:11] What Ceara has learned from her work that she applies to her daily life  [00:19:38] How Ceara sees her future     [00:21:41] How reaching one big goal led Ceara to a small-scale existential crisis  [00:23:18] Is the sensation of helping people the solution to an existential crisis driven by having enough money?     [00:24:20] Is Ceara's work in the line of pornography?  [00:25:12] What are Ceara's friends like?    [00:25:52] Are the common stereotypes about pornstars true?     [00:26:48] Ceara's talks about her documentary 'Use Me'   [00:27:27] How is the internet changing things for pornstars?     [00:29:05] Is Ceara an entrepreneur?    [00:30:02] How Ceara started to manage money differently throughout her career      [00:32:23] The key to be successful in the industry      [00:34:10] What Ceara's parents think about her profession  [00:35:50] Is Ceara's job an issue to her relationships?    [00:37:13] Is it fair to expect monogamy from most people?    [00:39:04] Standard Deviation: Ceara's podcast      <span style
9/28/202053 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dr. Perry Nickelston: Using the Under-Looked Lymphatic System for Optimal Healing

Is the lymphatic system the missing link in your healing? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Perry Nickleston guides us through the vital role of the lymphatic system in the functioning of our entire body. In western medicine, we often use a bandaid to cover the symptoms that possibility are trying to make us aware of a larger, underlying issue. And by treating symptoms in isolation, without considering the entire system as a whole, it often results in long-term chronic pain and fatigue, a compromised immune system, and cancer. Plus, Dr. Nickleston discusses our mental and lymphatic health in-depth, why he thinks of the human body as an aquarium, and the correlation of the body-mind relationship by showing how trauma and physical and emotional stress can manifest in our health Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA, is a Chiropractic Physician with a primary focus on Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition He is the author of the “Stop Chasing Pain” program, combining his expertise in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy. He uses programs designed to find your source of painful dysfunction.  He is an absolute wizard on functional medicine, functional movement, and the works of the lymphatic system. What we discuss: [00:05:25] What is the lymphatic system and how it’s connected to the other systems in the human body [00:06:21] How the immune system is connected to chronic pain and inflammation [00:12:23] The body as an aquarium: drainage precedes supply [00:22:48] The two main ways to move the fluid in the body [00:23:50] Can a person self-diagnose? Practices and symptoms  [00:28:13] Why the abdomen is the primary region where there is more congestion leading to more pain [00:30:04] When training becomes too stressful and how to keep it under control [00:32:50] Is inflammation always bad? [00:35:48] Understanding why certain emotional states are likely to manifest in physical pain [00:37:31] How stress affects our posture and its broad consequences [00:42:05] Why psychology and physiology can’t be separated [00:50:13] The relationship between skin, brain and gut [00:59:56] How can emotional pain be physically released [01:05:58] Why a mental breakdown was key for Dr. Perry’s healing Find more from Dr Perry Nickelston: Website: https://www.stopchasingpain.com Instagram: @stopchasingpain  
9/19/20201 hour, 31 minutes
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Dr. Kelly Starrett: Breaking Yourself Against Your Fears

Are you ready for anything life throws your way? In this episode of the Align Podcast, guest Kelly Starrett discusses how putting ourselves in physically stressful situations prepares us for the mentally stressful situations life throws our way. The example he shares is how the risk he emersed himself in doing high-level white water kayaking mentally prepared him for the risk he took to start his own business. We dive into why taking risks and breaking ourselves against our fear doesn't make us more reckless, but actually makes us more responsible in the decisions we make in our lives.  Kelly is a physical therapist, author of Becoming a Supple Leopard, the founder of The Ready State, and to be honest, my preferred human of choice. Kelly has had a profound impact on me personally, and I'm excited to have him back on the podcast in hopes of having a profound impact on you as well. What we discuss: 02:25 - How does your bike affect your spine? 05:05 - How to implement biking into your life? 10:45 - What's actively challenging you in your life? 15:20 - Acknowledge bad behaviours and taking action  16:40 - The relationship between trying and doing 19:30 - The pressure of quarantine and it's social impact 22:10 - The value of experiences of being poor vs having too much abundance 27:00 - The relationship with tribalism. 32:45 - Breaking yourself against your fear  36:35 - How fear teaches you how to be in your body 40:50 - Why we seek dangerous behaviours 47:00 - The connection between physical risk and mental risk. 51:00 - Normal Accidents Theory 53:00 - Why it's easier to add to your diet than to subtract from it Find more from Kelly:  thereadystate.com
9/14/20201 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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Ryan Glatt: How to Boost Brain Health Through Exercise

Most of us are nutrition and supplement obsessed when it comes to increasing cognitive health, although exercise is at the top of the list for preventing cognitive decline, yet it's the least utilized. In this episode, guest Ryan Glatt breaks down how we can properly use exercise as a means to boost our brain health.    Ryan also does a deep dive into what the heck the brain is in the first place, how it is deeply interconnected to the rest of the systems throughout your body, how exercise affects it, how to prevent cognitive decline and depression, and many other fascinating topics in relation to neuroscience.    Ryan Glatt is a psychometrist and Brain Health Coach at the Brain Health Center in the Pacific Neuroscience Institute. With a strong background in exercise science and human health, Ryan develops curricula specifically targeted towards developing optimal brain health.   Ryan is an amazing friend with a similar background, which means we get pretty silly.    What we discuss:    3:30 - What is the brain? 4:30 - How movement affects the brain 8:00 - Micro, Macro and Behavioral effects 9:30 - The effects of exercise duration, intensity, and modality 11:40 - Bloodflow, angiogenesis, BDNF 15:00 - Forced exercise vs. voluntarily exercise 18:00 - Nutrition and cognitive health 21:50 - Skill-based exercise 23:15 - Why not all exercise should be cognitive demanding 26:00 - Motor units within the muscles 33:45 - How movement modifies our expression and personality <span class= " author
9/7/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mind Pump Podcast: How We Are Making Ourselves Sick (Part 2)

Do you predominately move and live in a supplemented, linear way?   I personally believe the large majority of us aren’t actually living life. We are living a broken version of what we are taught life should be. At some point, we were taught it’s not mature to play. But, it’s so important for both our physical and mental health that we do shit that naturally engages our muscles.    Your muscles and the way you move them work as an endocrine organ that releases hormones and various different proteins, all things that affect the way you think and the way you feel. Therefore, your exercise routines, postural patterns, sleeping patterns, and lifestyle choices affect the chemistry of your body which directly affects the way you experience your life.    In this episode, which is audio pulled from my episode on the Mind Pump Podcast, I share ways we can stack variables in our lives to ensure we avoid making ourselves sick.   Listen to the original episode on the Mind Pump Podcast here.  
8/31/202035 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mind Pump Podcast: How We Are Making Ourselves Sick (Part 1)

Do you predominately move and live in a supplemented, linear way?   I personally believe the large majority of us aren’t actually living life. We are living a broken version of what we are taught life should be. At some point, we were taught it’s not mature to play. But, it’s so important for both our physical and mental health that we do shit that naturally engages our muscles.    Your muscles and the way you move them work as an endocrine organ that releases hormones and various different proteins, all things that affect the way you think and the way you feel. Therefore, your exercise routines, postural patterns, sleeping patterns, and lifestyle choices affect the chemistry of your body which directly affects the way you experience your life.    In this episode, which is audio pulled from my episode on the Mind Pump Podcast, I share ways we can stack variables in our lives to ensure we avoid making ourselves sick.   Listen to the original episode on the Mind Pump Podcast here.    
8/27/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 45 seconds
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Eben Britton: The History of Cannabis and Using It To Reach Your "Highest" Self

Should cannabis be illegal? Is cannabis simply an escape? Does smoking it frequently makes us a “dud”? Should there be guilt and shame around using it? Or is cannabis a healing mechanism that allows you the opportunity to go deeper within yourself and become more in tune with the world around you?   In this episode, gust Eben Britton shares the history of cannabis, the truth behind cannabis, and how we can use it with the right intentions to seek a higher perspective and return to our true self.    Eben is a former American football offensive tackle who played six seasons in the NFL. His football career provided him with an in-depth, firsthand experience of dealing with immense pain and trauma which led him to learn and cultivate practices that allowed him to heal and restore. This is what led him to cannabis and since then he has become an expert on the topic. Cannabis has allowed him to seek hidden truths and bring him back to himself.     What we discuss: 4:30 - How Eben became a cannabis advocate  9:00 - Why cannabis is one of the most misunderstood plants 10:00 - Cannabis history, war on drugs, it's useful effects. 20:00 - The endocannabinoid system in our bodies 23:45 - The history of weed 27:00 - Propaganda and demonizing cannabis, why hemp farming was shut down, and the underworld that was created.  35:00 - Cannabis mythology 41:00 - My experience with cannabis vs. alcohol  43:00 - How cannabis is a mirror showing you a reflection of yourself 46:00 - Why cannabis isn’t always an escape 48:00 - How cannabis associates you with what’s truly real  55:00 - The Bible as a psychedelic experience 57:00 - Cannabis as the first step into plant medicine 1:01:00 - How and why Eben started with cannabis     Find more from Eben:  Instagram: @edsbritton Website: ebenbritton.com Podcast: The Eben Flow
8/17/20201 hour, 20 minutes
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Dr. Belisa Vranich: Biohacking Your Breath

People are less in touch with their bodies―and especially their breathing―than ever before. And ironically, people who take pride in taking care of their bodies actually put themselves at greater risk. Why? Because they’re asking their body to take on next-level demands, but failing at life’s most essential skill: efficient breathing.   Proper breathing is the world’s most powerful biohack.   In this episode of the Align Podcast, Belisa Vranich shares how we can master our breath to unlock more strength, greater endurance, sharper precision, faster recovery, and ultimately optimize our lives.   Belisa is a clinical psychologist, author of Breathing for Warriors, founder of The Breathing Class, and is here to give you a step-by-step guide on how to biohack your breath.   Find more from Belisa: Instagram: @drbelisa Book: Breathing for Warriors Website: thebreathingclass.com
8/10/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Paul Saladino: The Effect of Nutrition on Human Evolution

Disclaimer: This isn’t your typical Paul Saladino podcast episode on the Carnivore Diet.   I’ve had him on the podcast before where I challenged him on the topic. This conversation is more focused on how food has effected human evolution, why our brains are shrinking, the actual cause of visceral fat, what it would take to actually get the nutrients you need through plant-based foods. Plus, during the episode, he pulls up an assortment of different graphs and charts to validate his points which I found beyond fascinating. Be sure to watch the episode on YouTube as well to view.   One thing I respect about Dr. Saladino is the extensive research he does before putting his viewpoints into the world. I know for many people, believing we should only be eating animal-based foods sounds like the unhealthiest thing we could do for ourselves. Although, Paul has extensive studies to back up his claims and also does not believe you need to eat 100% animal-based to reap the benefits. And another disclaimer, he does not believe only eating conventional animal foods and muscle meat attributes to a healthy diet. And in the episode, he explains why.   I believe Dr. Saladino to be an important figure in the wellness community as he challenges the general narrative of nutritional dogma. He is completely going against the grain of most accepted modern concepts of having a balanced nutritional diet and goes more towards an ancestral approach utilizing animal-based foods for our nutrition.   What we discuss: Dr. Saladino's thoughts on wearing masks Human evolution and the impact of consuming animal foods The evolution of human brain size and what contributes to the change Nutrients for developing a bigger brain The B12 myth The nutrients found in animal foods that we can't find in plant foods Evolutionary inconsistencies Issue with plant oils How fats act as hormones What happens when we eat Linoleic acid. Carbs don't cause diabetes or metabolic disfunction How to avoid visceral fat 3 steps to get rid of it The worst mistake in human history Goal with the carnivore code Best and worst vegetables you could eat (you'll be surprised!)   Be sure to checkout the newest version of his, The Carnivore Code, here.   Listen to our other conversation on the Carnivore Diet here where I give him a good challenge on his beliefs behind consuming an animal-based diet. 
8/5/202045 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mindful Mindset Pivots + Are You Down with J.C.?

Most of us run on an endless string of vague goals and should-haves, with true, empowering change always just out of reach. Many of us feel stuck in our day-to-day routine, without the proper tools to break the mold and live our best lives every single day.   David Nurse, a renowned life optimization coach of more than 150 NBA players and CEOs, knows it doesn't have to be that way. His key is to make mindful mindset pivots that allow you to shift your perspective by incremental yet powerful degrees, which is what we discuss in this episode.   But, we also dive into a deep conversation on Christianity. What is God? Is there a Heaven and a Hell? What about Adam and Eve? David and I have two opposing viewpoints and challenging each other brings about an interesting conversation.   What we discuss:    08:55 - What is an NBA Optimization Coach? 11:30 - The Enneagram Personality Test. 14:40 - We have 50,000 self-talk thoughts, 80% are negative. How to flip! 15:50 - Redefining what words actually mean. 17:25 - Where do negative thoughts come from?  18:00 - How to get out of the slump. 24:00 - How comparison can be good. 26:20 - Where does the drive come from? 27:45 - The recipe for a driven individuall. 29:45 - What is God? 30:30 - Thoughts on different religious cultures?  32:15 - Heaven and Hell?  33:55 - Where do they exist?  <span c
7/30/20201 hour, 44 seconds
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Bruce Lipton: Why Your Consciousness Creates your Biology

Why are you the way that you are? Were you born this way or have you conditioned yourself to be this way? Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D is here to answer this pressing question.   Dr. Lipton is a stem cell biologist, author of The Biology of Belief, and an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. H has spent decades examining the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information and his findings have radically changed our understanding of life–showing that genes and DNA do not control our biology.    What does control our biology?   In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Lipton explains how our consciousness, not our DNA, ultimately determines our biology and how our bodies can be changed by retraining our conscious thoughts.   What we discuss:    08:05 - Three different culture-mediums   09:50 - Why our brain is the chemist of our lives   12:45 - Your consciousness is creating your biology   14:40 - Concept of manipulation.   15:00 - The brain is a computer, everything is programmable   18:15 - Delta consciousness   21:00 - Epi-genetics.   22:45 - We are in charge of the genetics. We are not victims.   23:15 - Consciousness is creating your experiences.   25:20 - Concious mind manifests wishes and desires.   28:30 - Programming in the sub-concious mind.   <span class= " author-d-1
7/23/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 43 seconds
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Restorative Farming: How the Conventional Food You Eat is Destroying Our Earth with Anya Fernald

Our food is getting cheaper and cheaper, but at what cost? Not only are our current farming and food processing practices and systems deteriorating our health, but it's causing even more harm to our ecosystem. The question at play in this episode is how can we create food for ourselves in such a way that actually restores the health and vitality of the soil of which we are producing our food? In this episode, I am joined by Anya Fernald who has the asnwer. She is the founder and CEO of Belcampo Inc., a family of companies that encompasses Belcampo farms where they humanely raise organic meat (which I believe produces the highest quality meat I have ever come across in my life). Belcampo focuses exclusively on regenerative farming practices, which means it restores the land it uses rather than deteriorate it. Anya is a brilliant woman and I was in complete awe throughout the entire interview learning from her about our food, where it comes from, and the impact it has on our environment. What we discuss: How we have “perfected” nature 5:00 The interconnectedness of nature (How we solve one problem but create another): 13:00  The different roles of animals: 18:30 How animal digestive systems work and how it’s integral to our ecosystem: 21:30 Eating non-socially acceptable parts of animals 23:30 Shocking foods fed to animals: 29:00 Animals in Confinement vs. Pasture-raised: 30:00 Why cow farts are harmful to the environment: 32:00 What is regenerative farming: 33:00 What happens when you farm on marginal land: 40:00 Is regenerative farming scalable?: 41:00 The shift in mentally that needs to happen in the value we place on meat in our diet: 47:00 Anya’s tips for what our first steps should be 53:00 Check out Belcampo here. Follow Anya on IG here.
7/16/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 25 seconds
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Jamie Kilstein: A Fuckup's Guide to Self-Help and Political Social Media

In this episode of the Align Podcast, I chat with Jamie Kilstein who is the host of the Fuckups Guide to Self-Help, as well as a well-known stand-up comic and Jai Jitsu fighter. Jamie shares the root of his humor, why weirdness is something you should accept and love about yourself, and his journey towards building more self-awareness. Plus, we dive into the divide in our country when it comes to social movements and political stances and how harsh each side can be towards each other.  What We Discuss:  Jai Jitsu  Controversial comedy  Accepting your weirdness Meditation Why the US is so divided right now Being a political flipflopper  Online fighting    Find more from Jamie: Podcast: A Fuckups Guide to Self-Help Instagram: @thejamiekilstein Twitter: @jaimiekilstein Joe Rogan: #1031
7/8/20201 hour, 1 second
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Michael Trainer: Preserving Humanity Through Ancient Practices

We are a species that–whether we want to face it or not–is on it’s way to becoming extinct and this earth will carry on with or without us. So the great question Michael and I explore in this conversation is how can we pull ourselves back from all the noise so that we are able to hear the signal? Michael believes the answer to this question is shifting the way we live by reverting back to ancient ways, techniques, and worldly views. What does that mean? Download now to find out more. Michael is a social entrepreneur focused on building movements for social impact. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied community-building strategies in Sri Lanka, where he lived and researched for two years. As a member of the Board of Directors of Sarvodaya USA Michael worked intimately with Sri Lanka's largest social movement and NGO, Sarvodaya, serving 11 million people across 15,000 villages. Since that time he has traveled and worked to build global movements.   What we discuss: The collective vs. Individual way of living: 6:00 Shifting the way we live to preserve humanity: 20:00 Michaels shamanic experience: 34:00 Using psychedelics 37:00 RIghts of passage: 42:00   Find more from Michael: Instagram: @michaeltrainer Podcast: Peak Mind 
7/2/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
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Harry Grammer: Racial Injustice & How to Stop “Othering” Each Other

In this episode of the Align Podcast, I am joined by Harry Grammer, who is by far one of the most important figures I have had on the podcast and one of the most important conversations I have ever shared. Harry discusses the primary roots of oppression, injustice, and racism that exists in the United States. There are a lot of layers. It’s not as simple as putting one blanket statement on a cardboard box and going out and yelling about it. There is a deep injustice happening among our fellow human beings and it is our duty to uncover it. Harry is an activist, scholar, and poet and founder of New Earth, an organization playing an integral part in reforming the juvenile justice nationwide system. In 2017, Harry was honored as a CNN Hero and in 2018 selected as an inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow. Harry is an invaluable character with invaluable information to share. I hope my conversation with Harry will help you begin to peel back the layers. What we discuss: African American, people of color, or black? 4:30 The appropriate response for white people during this movement: 6:30 The difference between the BLM Movement and BLM organization: 13:30 How oppression and prejudice are highly adaptable: 16:00 The issues of our prison system: 18:30 Defunding the police: 24:00 Is posting on Instagram enough action? 28:30 Must-read books and must-see movies: 30:30 The history of Jim Crow: 35:30 The progress made between 1865 and now: 40:30 Our justice system is a scary beast: 49:30 How do we stop “othering” each other?: 53:30 The Pygmalion Effect: 55:00 My experience with being arrested 1:01:00 Henry’s perspective on the system and how it needs to change: 1:04:00 How to can we support the movement? 1:20:00 Find more from Harry: newearthlife.org Harry's TedTalk
6/25/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 28 seconds
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Max Lugavere: A Deeper Look into The Genius Life

If you think you’ve heard everything Max Lugavere has to say about the Genius Life, I’m guessing you haven’t heard this. We go deeper than his brand-new book and take a look into how Max lives his personal Genius Life. We not only discuss his brand-new book, The Genius Life, but also dive into how he has navigated through the events of 2020, the music he creates (did you know he’s a musician?), and all things mind and body because that’s what this podcast is all about. Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, as well as The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, which is his newest book. He is also the host of the #1 Apple Podcasts Health podcast, The Genius Life. What we discuss: How posting only your “best side” can be a form of violence to others 4:30 Max’s experience navigating through the coronavirus: 8:00 Statistics on obesity: 18:00 What inflammation does to your body: 20:30 The three H’s that define good health: 28:00 Common nutrient deficiencies: 29:45 Max’s personal journey as a musician: 34:00 Dealing with trauma: 49:00 Mastering your voice: 55:00 Find more from Max: Website: www.maxlugavere.com Instagram: @maxlugavere Book: The Genius Life Podcast: The Genius Life Podcast
6/18/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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An Honest Conversation on Racism with Robert Fergusson

Let's talk about Black Lives Matter. Some people believe protesting and posting on social media is the most effective way to bring about change in our country, although I believe the most effective way is to become better educated on exactly what is happening, as well as have open dialog and honest conversations to help better understand. In this episode of the Align Podcast, I'm joined by Robert Fergusson who shares his experience growing up as an African American with the racism and injustice in our country. He also shares his approach to supporting the movement and his best advice for how we can make an actual change. I cannot thank Robert enough for providing me with a new perspective on the movement. I hope you enjoy the conversation and find it as beneficial as much as I did.
6/10/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nimai Delgado: Hinduism, Veganism, and Living Beyond the Norm

In this episode of the Align Podcast, I chat with fitness influencer, Nimai Delgado, who shares his interesting journey through life from being an American raised in a Hindu community to becoming one of the most prominent vegan bodybuilders in the industry. We begin our conversation discussing the foundations of Hinduism and Niami’s view on God. Niami explains what it was like growing up in Southern America as a Hindu and how he made a personal shift from, “sharing less to fit in more” to embracing his full self. We also dive into his journey from being a vegetarian, to actively deciding to never eat animal products again. Niami explains common mistakes vegan’s make, as well as his best advice for thriving on a plant-based diet. After listening, you will not only be left with greater knowledge on a vegan diet, but you will also be left with a new perspective on embracing your difference in a world where you feel pressure to follow the norm. Find more from Nimai: Instagram: @nimaidelgado Youtube: Nimai Delgado Podcast: Generation V Website: veganfitness.com
6/3/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lindsey Simcik of Almost 30: Practices for Connecting with Your Higher Self and Being Authentic

In this conversation with Lindsey Simcik, we dive into the simple practices Lindsey incorporates into her life for connecting deeper with her higher self. She gives a beautiful explanation for each practice and provides you with a clear guide on how to implement these practices into your daily life. We touch on the topics of overwhelm, releasing feelings, finding tranquility, and being authentic. As well as discusses the practices of shadow work, channeled writing, gratitude, and vision boards. If you’re looking to develop a new daily routine for connecting with your higher self, you will leave this conversation with countless ideas as to how to do so.   What we discuss:  Overwhelm: 0:30  Shadow Work: 8:30 Releasing feelings and finding tranquility 12:00 Channeled writing: 16:00 Finding a daily habit that connects you to your higher self: 19:30 Gratitude practice: 22:00 Vision boards: 27:00 Embodying how expansive you are 30:30 Communicating authentically: 37:00 Being 100% yourself in relationships 40:30   Find more from Lindsey: Podcast: almost30.com | @almost30podcast Instagram: @lindseysimcik    
5/26/202053 minutes, 1 second
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Mike Wasilisin of MoveU: Embracing Pain to Build the Life You Want for Yourself

In this episode of the Align podcast, special guest Mike Wasilisin talks about the power of embracing pain. We chat about how everyone has the ability within them to achieve whatever it is they want to achieve and how everyone can live an unbelievable life that is free from pain. But in order to get there, we need to endure the pain, as it's a necessary part of growth, both physically and mentally. So instead of avoiding the pain, we need to steer towards it to live the life we want for ourselves. Mike is the founder of MoveU, a step by step method for helping you develop positional presence, a state of whole-body symmetry where you’re constantly observing, and correcting your body’s position with your muscles to achieve balance and strength. Prior to MoveU, Mike had a clinical practice that led him to work around the clock, with no room for a personal life. Realizing this isn’t the life he wanted for himself, he dedicated every free moment to building the life he truly wanted that allowed him to commit to his higher purpose: inspiring the world to transform pain into a powerful mind and body. Find more from Mike:  @moveU moveu.com
5/19/20201 hour, 39 seconds
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A Conversation on Covid-19 with Dr. Christian Gonzalez, MD

In this episode of the Align podcast, I chat with returning guest Dr. Christian Gonzalez on the happenings in the world right now. We discuss: Are the numbers screwed? And why are they screwed? Are face masks actually effective? Is quarantining the best solution flattening the curve? Is a vaccine the ultimate solution? Is over-sanitizing helping or hurting our immunity? What are alternative measures we can be taking to strengthen our immunity? Why is our free speech being taken away? It’s important to note this is a conversation and not to be taken as hard facts. Now more than ever it is important for you to question everything you hear, do your own research, and take everything with a grain of salt. Although, I hope this conversation provides you with a new perspective and challenges you to rethink and question what is happening in the world today. Dr. Gonzalez is a naturopathic doctor who earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Rutgers University and his Medical Doctorate at the University of Bridgeport's College of Naturopathic Medicine.   Dr. Gonzalez's previous episode on the podcast: Dr. Christian Gonzalez: Gut Biome, Meaning of Cancer, Fecal Transplants | Ep. 242   Find more from Dr. Gonzalez: Instagram: @doctor.g_ Podcast: Heal Thy Self
5/11/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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Luke Storey: Karma, Spiritual Evolution, Addiction and Trauma

In this episode, I am joined by a good friend, Luke Storey, who shares his wisdom cultivated through overcoming his personal addiction and trauma and developing his higher self. We begin the conversation discussing the topics of the current situation with tech senatorship, Luke’s outlook on pollution and why we pollute the earth, and the effects 5G and radiation have on our bodies. We then dive into a deep and meaningful conversation on why we become addicts, how to break our cycles of addiction, the karmic effect of how we live our lives, and how it ties into our spiritual evolution. Luke Storey is a motivational speaker, kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, world-class biohacker, host of The Life Stylist Podcast, and founder of the world's premier online fashion school for stylists, School of Style which he founded in 2008. Luke’s spent the past twenty-three years developing and refining the ultimate wellness lifestyle, based on the most transformative principles of primal health and ancient spiritual practices, while at the same time embracing the most cutting-edge natural healing and consciousness-expanding technologies. He has tenaciously applied the results of his field research and used them to not only completely transform his own life but also the lives of thousands of fans and followers through his various media channels and speaking engagements.   What we discuss: Tech censorship 2:00 Polluting the earth 6:00 5G and radiation 11:00 Addiction and trauma 23:00 Karma and our spiritual evolution 55:00   Find more from Luke: @lukestorey lukestorey.com
5/4/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jim Kwik: Developing Your Senses

In this episode of the Align podcast, Jim Kwik and I have a conversation on the three senses: sound, touch, and sight. We discuss how you are born with these powerful tools but the majority of us never get trained on how to use and develop them effectively. We also discuss how these powers relate not only to our overall wellbeing but also to our cognitive performance and physiology. This episode will give you a clear guide on how to tap into the power of sound, sight, and touch, to change the way you interact in the world and more importantly, the way you interact with yourself.     Check out Jim's new book: Limitless Follow Jim on Instagram: @jimkwik
4/27/202033 minutes, 15 seconds
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Byron Katie: Living in a Timeless State of Mind

In this episode of the Align Podcast, I chat with my dear friend, Byron Katie, who shares invaluable insight into living in the present moment. Through this conversation, you will have a deeper understanding of how our unhappiness, stress, and anxiety all stem from our lack of living in our now. And through simply shifting our perspective to the moment we are living in, we are able to experience our life to the fullest. We also dive into how to come to terms with our death, un-trapping ourselves from the story we are living in, and many more mindfulness nuggets you don’t want to miss.    About Byron Katie:  In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage, and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of inquiry is called The Work. The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds, which are a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. When you question a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering. Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, five-day intensives, nine-day School for The Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House have brought freedom to people all over the world. Byron Katie’s books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself. For more information, visit thework.com.   What we discuss: Why we are so serious. 1:30 Duality vs. Unicity 2:30 Katie’s 10-year depression 5:00 Having a timeless state of mind 8:30 Being trapped in our story 14:00 Steps for coming to terms with our own death 25:00 Addiction 38:00 Trauma 42:45   Find more from Byron Katie:  thework.com
4/23/202054 minutes, 48 seconds
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A Conversation on Success, Enemies, Empathy, and Creating Change with Kyle Thiermann

How often do you think about why you do what you do, why you see the world a certain way, and why you’re unable to create change within yourself? In this episode of the Align podcast, Kyle Thiermann and I have a deep conversation that will change your viewpoint on how you approach multiple aspects of your life.   We answer the questions... Why do we hold ourselves back from success? And why do others of us go after success at any cost? How can we meet our enemy where they are? And why is it important to befriend your enemy?  How can we have more empathy for others? And why don’t we have empathy in the first place? What is the best way to create change in the world and in other people?    Kyle is a Patagonia Surf Ambassador, producer, freelance journalist, and host of the podcast, The Kyle Thiermann Show. Kyle is also the co-creator and producer of The Motherf*cker Awards, a satirical awards show that aims to create corporate accountability through comedy. 
4/13/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dr. Nicholas Romanov on Natural Movement and Realigning with Gravity

Did you know up until the age of five, the interaction between our movement and gravity is subconscious? After the age of five, we begin to "learn" how to use our muscles, which is an incredible disruption to our relationship with nature.  In this episode of the Align podcast, I chat with well-known movement expert, Dr. Nicholas Romanov, on the biomechanics of movement and why it's essential we realign with gravity to prevent injury and move optimally. We go further than just movement, and also dive into how our emotions, perception, and vibrations all correlate to the way we move.  Dr. Nicholas Romanov is a two-time Olympic coach and creator of the Pose Method, an essential guide for all runners seeking to go faster and farther without injury. What we discuss: The General Movement Theory (00:00) How we disrupt our natural movement (4:00) How to unlearn how we have been taught to move (8:00) Actionable steps to come into relationship with gravity (9:00) The POSE method (12:15) The benefits of learning to run on ice (13:00) Heal striking (15:45) Why cushioning your heals when running increases injury (18:00) What natural actually means (19:00) How to align with gravity (20:00) The definition of emotion (25:00) How postural patterns affect how a person thinks and feels (29:00) Dr. Romanov upbringing in the Soviet Union (32:00) How Dr. Romanov became an elite athlete (36:00) The evolution of fitness (38:30) The dangers of micromanaging your nutrition and health (40:00) The Central Governor Theory (46:30) Perception in relation to your body (50:00) Our emotional vibrations (55:00)   Find more from Dr. Nicholas Romanov: posemethod.com
4/6/20201 hour, 13 minutes
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How to Inquire Within with In-Q

In this episode of the Align podcast, world-renown poet, In-Q, shares his deepest thoughts on universal issues of love, loss, forgiveness, transformation, and belief, based on his new book Inquire Within. Through our conversation, he provides us with a unique perspective in which we can see and think about ourselves and the world. The new light In-Q shines on our lives will help us learn to stop getting in our own way and tap into our authentic selves.     Find more from In-Q:  Book: Inquire Within  Website: in-q.com Instagram: @inqlife
3/30/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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Seane Corn: Understanding Your Highest Self through Yoga Philosophy

“Yoga has never been about the stretch, it’s always been about your reaction to the stretch.” In this episode of the Align podcast, guest Seane Corn, celebrated yoga teacher and activist , shares a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest self through yoga philosophy. She shows that spirituality and yoga have nothing to do with a mat, or stretching, or sweating, but everything to do with changing our perspective and waking up. Her thoughts and lessons shared in this episode will encourage you to heal, evolve, and change the world.    What we discuss:  Karma Reaching enlightenment  Boredom Living out the true definition of yoga Experiencing trauma Repressing emotions Accessing your inner child  The benefits of therapy  Speaking with your “unconscious” self  Psychedelics Feeling “whole” and split at the same time   Find more from Seane:  Book: Revolution of the Soul Website: seanecorn.com Instagram: @seanecorn 
3/23/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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Shining a New Light on COVID 19

This is a fascinating time we are living in. We can’t control what’s happening in the world around us, but we can control the perspective in which we view what’s happening. We can choose to look at it through the perspective of anxiousness and fear, or we can choose to look at it through the perspective of opportunity. In this episode, I walk through multiple different ways in which we can shine light on this commonly perceived dark time. 
3/19/202024 minutes, 46 seconds
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How Your Diet Impacts Your Relationships, Happiness, and Longevity with Dr. Terry Wahls

The foods you choose to consume and the lifestyle practices you live out daily determine the quality of your relationships, the happiness you experience, and ultimately your fate.    In this episode of the Align podcast, I chat with Dr. Terry Wahls, who is more than a doctor specializing in autoimmune conditions, but also a patient with a chronic, progressive disease. Dr. Terry was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2000, and by 2003 she had transitioned to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. It was clear that eventually she would become bedridden by her disease, and she made it her mission to forestall her fate as long as possible.   From Dr. Terry’s direct experience, she shares her expertise on the connection between our diet and lifestyle and the quality of our lives. We chat about everything from the amount of love and loneliness we feel, to the amount of energy and vitality we experience, and the deep relationships we have in our lives.   Dr. Terry Wahls is also a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College, the creator the Wahls Protocol diet, and the author of the Wahls Protocol book.    What you’ll learn:    How to mentally face and deal with chronic conditions/diseases The affects chronic conditions/diseases have on relationships  The connection between love/loneliness and nutrition The affect a healthier diet has on the mentality of children Lifestyle factors that lessen the symptoms of chronic diseases  A new approach to the Paleo diet A breakdown of the Walhs Protocol diet for autoimmune conditions    Find more from Dr. Terry:  The Wahl's Protocol @drterrywhals drterrywahls.com
3/15/202057 minutes, 52 seconds
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Benefits of Cold Exposure Therapy & How to Create Your Own Cold Plunge

Cold showers and cold plunges are widely spoken about in the world of wellness, but are they really worth the pain and discomfort theyput you through? In this episode of the Align podcast, I dive into cold- exposure therapy–why it’s essential for optimizing your life, and how to do it properly to ensure you are reaping the full benefits. I also give you a deep explanation on brown adipose tissue, what it is and where it comes from, and the science-backed benefits of Wim Hof-style breathing techniques.   What you’ll learn:  Wim Hof breathing techniques  The science behind holding your exhales The benefits of cold-exposure therapy  Why you want more brown adipose tissue  Why you need to place good stress on your body regularly How to easily set up a cold plunge at home How to perform a cold plunge for the greatest results    Links discussed in this episode:  Wim Hof: Inner Fire, Reversing Disease, Breathing  7-Minute Guided Breath-Work and Meditation
3/12/202018 minutes, 50 seconds
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Abel James: Toxic Masculinity, Burnout, Validation, and Poetry

In this episode of the Align podcast, Abel James and I have a deep conversation on a wide array of topics that all drive back to letting go your ego and becoming deeper in-tune with yourself–from toxic masculinity and our obsession with validation, to breaking through the materialistic world and Abel’s new book, Designer Babies Don't Get Scabies.    Abel is a New York Times best-selling, creator of #TheWildDiet, host of the Fat Burning Man podcast, and an all-around quality person. This conversation highlights his wealth of knowledge and unique outlook on life that will help you optimize your mind, body, movement.    What we discuss:  Comparing the way different cultures eat Toxic Masculinity Burning out for validation Able’s new poetry book How poetry is within all of us Breaking through materialistic society  Why you need to flip reality on it’s head The power of visualization    Find more from Abel: @fatburningman fatburningman.com
3/9/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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7-Minute Guided Breathwork and Meditation

In this episode of the Align podcast, I talk you through a seven-minute breathwork and meditation practice that is perfect for helping you tune your nervous system and give yourself the rest you need. At the beginning of the episode, I first talk through how to sit properly while mediating, as well as explain how to properly perform the breathwork practice. This breathwork and mediation practice is great for helping you tune your nervous system and give you a reset any time throughout your day. 
3/5/202013 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dr. Paul Saladino: Returning to Our Ancestral Diet with The Carnivore Code

“Animal foods are clearly superior to plant foods in every way, shape, and form.” Do you agree with this statement? My guess is no. But if we all agreed on the same things, the world would be a very boring place. Regardless of your beliefs, it’s extremely important to explore all the different perspectives to gain a clearer understanding and deepen our beliefs.     In this episode of the Align podcast, I'm joined by guest Dr. Paul Saladino, MD, who dives into the topic of the Carnivore Diet based off his new book, The Carnivore Code. If you have listened to a podcast on the Carnivore Diet before, trust me when I say this episode is unique. I asked Dr. Saladino challenging questions that provides you with information you have never heard on a podcast before.      He gives an in-depth explanation as to why he believes eating animal foods, from animal meat, animal organs, and animal fats, are the richest source of nutrition. Most likely, you’ve been led to believe plant-based diets is the healthiest diet to live by. He demystifies this myth and gives you a step-by-step guide on beginning the carnivore diet.      It’s very important to note, I don’t have a firm stance in what I believe is the best diet for optimal living. Please keep in mind that this episode is not a reflection of my personal perspective on nutrition. I enjoy standing on the side lines and watching the world leading health experts tee off on what they think is best.   Find More From Dr. Saladino:  Book: The Carnivore Code Website: https://carnivoremd.com/about/  Instagram: @carnivoremd
3/2/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Parallels Between Dog and Human Psychology with Celebrity Dog Behaviorist Tamar Geller

Celebrity dog trainer and guest of this episode of the Align podcast, Tamar Gellar, discusses the wisdom and knowledge she has cultivated through dog training and shares how it can be applied to the lives of humans. We discuss a range of topics, including how our ability to accept and embrace pain increases the quality of our lives, how we are forced out of living our truth in today’s society, and the importance of connecting and aligning with our feelings.    Tamar Geller is a New York Times bestselling author and as OPRAH says “A Life Coach for Dogs and their People”. “The Loved Dog” method that she created almost 30 years ago is based on the knowledge she acquired as an intelligence officer in the Israeli Special Forces, from the respect that she gained for the wisdom of nature during the time she spent observing wolves in the wild, and her devotion to personal growth. Tamar has transformed lives and impacted relationships not only for dogs but also of people, who gained insight into themselves and their loved ones while learning Tamar’s unique and mindfulness-based dog training method.   Tamar has helped celebrity clients like Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, Larry King, Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Anniston, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia DeRossi & of course Oprah, and many non-famous dog lovers, to have the most awesome dogs.   What we discuss: The positive effects of “faking it until you make it”  How we filter what we allow into our brains  The power of noticing what we like and what we don’t like Connecting and aligning with our feelings How we are forced out of living our truth in today’s society  How our ability to accept pain increases the quality of our lives  The six needs of humans vs. the five needs of dogs Plant medicine  Shifting your negative thoughts Feeling unworthy of love The process of coming back to ourselves The right way to communicate with our dogs and how the translates to communicating with people  Best tips for training your dog 
2/25/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Power of Hanging and Decompressing Your Spine

Hanging? That’s right, hanging! Allow yourself to hang from a pull-up bar, tree branch, playground, or anything that will support your weight, for 90-seconds every single day. I promise you, it will change your life! This episode of the Align podcast educates you on the power of hanging and decompressing your spine. I dive into the anatomy of your spine and how hanging helps to successfully bring it back into alignment, and what happens when you don’t. I also dive into the science-backed benefits of hanging. I explain not only how hanging improves your physical health, but how it also has a dramatic effect on your physiological health by bringing you a greater sense of confidence. Plus, I provide you with pointers on how to successfully incorporate hanging into your lifestyle. 
2/21/202014 minutes, 17 seconds
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Aubrey Marcus: Overcoming Sexual Shame and Stigma to Enhance Your Experience

In this episode of the Align Podcast, I chat with Aubrey Marcus on all the shame and stigma that surrounds sex. Why do we feel shame? Why do we think we are doing something wrong? Why do we allow it to change the way we feel about ourselves? Aubrey shares his personal experiences with sex, as well as lessons he has learned and the wisdom he has cultivated through these experiences. Aubrey’s insight helps us break through our own sexual barriers, allowing us to enhance our own personal experience.    Aubrey is a long-time close friend of mine, as well as the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization, and is one of the leading health and wellness influencers in the industry,    Aubrey and I discuss:  Ketamine-assisted meditations  Dealing with depression  The connection between your relationship with your parents and your relationship with yourself  Why we feel shame about sex Where sex stigmas stem from  Thoughts on threesomes Stepping into your sexual phobias Using rejection as an opportunity for self love Aubrey’s best life advice    Find more from Aubrey: @aubreymarcus onnit.com   Find more from me:  @alignpodcast alignpodcast.com
2/17/202054 minutes, 35 seconds
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3 Meditation Mistakes You're Probably Making

To live your most optimized life, prioritizing meditation for at least ten minutes a day is essential.  Countless people come to me saying “meditating is impossible” and I understand it’s a difficult practice, but I believe people make it much more difficult than it needs to be.    In the episode of the Align Podcast, I break down three common mistakes you’re probably making when meditating that are preventing you from growing your practice. I truly believe, when these mistakes are addressed, meditation will not only become more tolerable, it will become extremely enjoyable.    I also share three of my all-time favorite mindful quotes, and explain what each one means to me and how it relates to a mindfulness practice.    Need help getting started with mediation? I share a simple meditation with you in this YouTube video.
2/13/202014 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Mindset of an Olympian with Tony Jeffries

In this episode of the Align podcast, I chat with world-renowned boxer, Tony Jeffries. Tony was the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, 7 time national champion, and an undefeated professional boxer. Today, Tony remains active in the fitness industry, traveling the world as an international trainer, honing the skills of professional athletes, including UFC fighters, and sculpting the bodies of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.   I believe Tony is the kindest, most open-hearted human, especially for being such a bad ass, and know you’re going to enjoy our grounded and authentic conversation on what it’s like to have an Olympic mindset. Tony gets vulnerable, sharing the mental struggles he faced, the mental shifts he needed to make, and the affect his mentality has on his life now. Tony believes mental preparation needs to come before all else, and claims the game completely changed once he made it his number one priority.   Find more from Tony:  @tony_jeffries
2/10/20201 hour, 8 minutes
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Reducing and Managing Stress Holistically

Apparently there is a perception that I don’t have a ton of stress in my life. And to be honest, that is ridiculous! I experience stress almost every day. Although I have a handful of practices I prioritize that have helped lessen the impact stress has on me. When practiced, it gives me the opportunity to release built-up stress, and prevent more from building up within me.   In this episode, I share my best tips for managing and reducing stress in your life. I don’t believe it’s possible to completely eliminate stress, but I believe by incorporating specific practices and activities into your daily life, it’s possible to lessen the control it has over your health and happiness. 
2/6/202016 minutes, 50 seconds
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Eliminating Your Ego, Returning to Your Center, and Acting with Purpose with Michael Trainer

We’ve gotten so far from what is central to us being human, making it essential for us to find our center again. Much of this has to do with letting go of our ego, discovering the practices that bring us silence within, and aligning our actions with our true selves.   In this episode of the Align podcast, Micheal Trainer and I chat on a wide array of topics that ultimately boil down to how  living authentically leads us to experiencing the greatest contentment, purpose and success in our lives. This conversation is a must-listen for anyone who is serious about leveling up in their lives.    Micheal helps you recognize the different ways in which you are living now and how they are pulling you out of alignment of who you are at your core. Plus, he gives you clear guidance on how to make the necessary shifts for aligning with your authentic self, as well as his formula on how to experience true success and contentment in your life.    Michael is a social entrepreneur focused on building movements for social impact. As a Fulbright Scholar he studied community-building strategies in Sri Lanka, where he lived and researched for two years. As a member of the Board of Directors of Sarvodaya USA Michael worked intimately with Sri Lanka's largest social movement and NGO, Sarvodaya, serving 11 million people across 15,000 villages. Since that time he has traveled and worked to build global movements.   What else we discuss:  Ancient tools we need to return to utilizing  The difference between having vs. being The problems that lie within the ego Why your actions must align with who you are Asking others for their aligned actions Why it’s important to connecti with the right people The power of volunteering Why commitment is essential  What’s holding you back from experience true happiness and success How to return to your center Rights of passage    Hear more from Micheal by checking out his podcast: Peak Mind 
2/3/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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My Strategy for Having Better Conversation and the Podcast Equipment I Use

In this episode of the Align podcast, I give you a step-by-step guide on how I prepare for every single one of my podcast interviews. Plus, I give you a full breakdown of all the equipment I use for recording.   No matter what kind of interview you are conducting, I believe it’s beyond important to follow the guidelines I share with you to make your guests feel comfortable, respected, and prepared to give you their best knowledge. Whether you’re podcast interviewing, or simply having a conversation, using these tactics will improve your communication skills and ensure you get the most out of the person you are speaking with.    If you have any questions on purchasing equipment, getting it set up, or on how I conduct my interviews, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.    The equipment I use:  Blue Yeti USB Mic Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder Behringer Microamp HA400 Ultra-Compact 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier
1/30/202016 minutes, 16 seconds
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Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based Diets with Dr. Joel Kahn

In this episode of the Align podcast, I have a not so conventional conversation with Dr. Joel Kahn on plant-based nutrition. At his core, Dr. Joel Kahn believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. Although, the two of us dive into the precautions vegans need to take when eliminating animal products from their diet long-term.    Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after Dr. Kahn’s own commitment to a plant based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist. Sharing many of these ideologies in this episode, Dr. Kahn educates us on plant-based nutrition in a refreshingly non-biased light.    What you’ll learn:  Vitamin deficiencies in a plant-based diet Breaking the myth of protein deficiency How meat is degenerative for the body Environmental affects of vegetables vs. meat Biochemical affects of a plant-based diet  How studies vegan and non-vegan diets are skewed How to recognize whether or not a specific diet is right for you A new syndrome: Red Meat allergy  Getting ketotic on plants only  Keto-friendly beans  How your microbiome changes when you take meat out of your diet Effects of plaque build-up in the body  The type of exercise the human body is built for    <span class= " author-d-1gg9uz65z1iz85zgdz68zmqkz84zo2q
1/27/202051 minutes, 10 seconds
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My Diet and Outlook on Nutrition

In this episode of the Align podcast, I break down what my daily diet looks like, the beliefs I hold around nutrition, and my best advice for deciding what diet and nutrition practices are right fro you.    This is a subject I typically stay away from, as I feel dietary dogmas are just like religious dogmas, and prefer to respect people's decision on what to put inside their bodies. But, enough listeners and followers have asked for an episode on what my diet looks like, so here it is!    What I discuss:  My diet My meal timing The benefits of Intermittent fasting The importance of diversity Other sources of nutrition outside of food  Cooking practices for best nutrient absorption and digestion  Foods I believe should be avoided My thoughts on the keto diet  How to decide what diet is best for you Find more from me:  @alignpodcast alignpodcast.com  
1/23/202017 minutes, 40 seconds
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Rituals for Connecting Deeper with Yourself and Your Partner with Natalie MacNeil

In this episode of the Align podcast, Natalie MacNeil and I have a real, raw, and completely uncensored conversation based on her newest book, The Rituals.   Having visited over 100 countries and exposed to countless different cultures, Natalie brings a compilation of rituals for experiencing more joy, activating our highest selves, releasing our emotional blocks, and cultivating wellbeing. Natalie discusses how the integration of these practices will allow us to experience a deeper connection with ourselves and true intimacy with our partners.    Not only is Natalie one of my dearest friends, she is also an Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur, bestselling author. She’s also the creator of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com, which is recognized by Forbes as one of the top sites on the planet for entrepreneurial women. Natalie is frequently quoted and interviewed in the media and has appeared in top media outlets like Glamour, TIME, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Entrepreneur.com, and more.   What You’ll Learn: Breath work for releasing emotional blocks Finding movement through the inner wisdom of your body The power of opening your energy centers How to explore your sensuality  Sex rituals for a deeper connection with your partner Plus more of Natalies life-changing rituals Find more from Natalie:  Website: shetakesontheworld.com    Instagram: @<span class="attrlink u
1/20/202055 minutes, 5 seconds
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Benefits of Sitting on the Floor and How to Do It Properly

If you’re someone who is striving to be proactive with their health, tune into this episode of the Align Podcast to learn more about floor sitting – one of the simplest things you can do to increase your vitality and longevity. Our hips, ankles, knees, spines, and the fluids throughout our body have been built upon movement, necessitated by getting up and down off the ground. Although in western societies, floor sitting is not a staple in our lifestyle. So here is where the problem lies…our body is like a home.  If we make good use of the space, squatters will take over. Inside the body, the squatters will look like adhesions, calcifications, and inflammation. But, when we move our body through its full range of motion regularly, in ways it’s intended to be moved, we prevent the “squatters” from taking over.  And when our knees, ankles, and hips can smoothly move through their full range of motion, it’s a clear indication of the vitality of the rest of our body.   In this episode I discuss:  How floor sitting will improve your life Studies backing up the benefits of floor sitting The affect floor sitting has had on different cultures  How to include more floor sitting in your daily life  How to sit on the floor properly How much time should be spent on the floor daily to reap the benefits Find more from me:  @alignpodcast alignpodcast.com
1/16/202013 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr. Perlmutter: Detoxing Your Mind for Better Decision Making, Lasting Happiness and Weight Loss

In this episode of the Align Podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Perlmutter, world-renowned, board-certified neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. The two of us dive into one of the most important topics we could discuss in this day and age: detoxing our mind.    With the amount of technology, social media, and toxic foods we are exposed to daily, and our lack of exposure to nature, our minds are constantly being manipulated. All these pose serious risks to our physical and mental health, relationships, and even our ability to control our own thoughts. Plus, we find ourselves more lonely, anxious, depressed, distrustful, illness-prone, and overweight than ever before.    Dr. Perlmutter refers to this as disconnection syndrome, which is caused by our modern lives pushing us into separating from our wellness, health and joy. Dr. Perlmutter walks us through the different elements associated with this syndrome and provides us with practical ways to break the cycle. To learn more, be sure to check out his new book, Brain Wash.    What you’ll learn:  The negative effects of technology and social media have on your brain and happiness How lack of sleep negatively effects your decision making and causes unwanted weight gain Scientific evidence proving the power of meditation  The importance of nature and simple hacks for incorporating more into your life The importance of re-evaluating your priorities and how you spend your time A step-by-step guide for making your time spend online a healthy experience How processed foods rewires are brain effects our decision making The basics rules of eating for detoxify your mind    Highlights from Dr. Perlmutter:  “Everyone wants to live a long and healthy life, and has the information, but the problem lies in making the choice to live a healthy life. The ability to make that choice has been taken from us. It’s widely known that our eyeballs are being manipulated when we are online but what’s not as clear is how our diets have been manipulated. The addition of sugar, salt, and low-quality fat makes these foods more addictive by literally rewiring our brain. This rewiring affects our decision making, which locks us into making the decision to continue to consume these foods over and over again.”   “Stress is a sure-fire way to lock yourself into your amygdala, the “fear-based” center of your brain, and block you from the pre-frontal cortex, the part of your brain that allows you to make better decisions, experience empathy, participate in life and plan for the future. So what’s the opposite of stress?
1/13/202053 minutes, 15 seconds
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Reduce Driving and Travel Stress with Therapeutic Movement

Do you become a crockpot of stress when stuck when driving or traveling? I’m guessing your answer is yes, and that’s why in this episode of the Align podcast, I break down my bullet proof principles for ameliorating these situations. You’ll learn how to align your travel to become healthier and more optimized when sitting in a car, airplane, bus, or train. I know when you apply these principles, you will successfully turn commute and travel into opportunities rather than a way of martyring yourself to get form place to place.   It’s fascinating how deeply associated our physical patterns are with the way we think, the way we feel, and the way we perceive ourselves. When we are in the correct mechanical posture, it translates to how we act in the world. Since we spend so much of our time driving and traveling, it’s essential to improve our travel experience.    What you’ll learn:  The negative affects of driving and travel on your mind and body Correct posture for sitting in the car Quick adjustments to make to your car  How to do isometric workouts  The power of 5 minutes of movement  Random hacks for easing the pain of airplanes Find more from me:  @alignpodcast alignpodcast.com  
1/9/202015 minutes, 36 seconds
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JP Sears: Drastically Change the Way You Live through Breath, Posture and Playfulness

We live our lives in boxes–going from our box house, to our box car, to our box office, just to go back to our box house. The boxes our society and culture have created for us cause us to live with such seriousness. Rarely do we move our bodies naturally and rarely do we allow ourselves to just be silly. It’s this seriousness and lack of natural movement that robs us of our health and happiness, and decreases the quality of our lives. In this episode of the Align Podcast, JP Spears and I have a conversation about how making simple changes like correcting our posture, being more playful and paying attention to our breath is the secret to our healing. JP Sears is a YouTuber, comedian, emotional healing coach, author, speaker, world traveler, and curious student of life.  He is dedicated to empowering people to live more meaningful lives, as well as encouraging healing and growth through his humorous and entertainingly informative videos. Tune into the full episode for our deep thoughts, actionable advice and life-changing tips.    What you’ll learn: Breathing techniques How posture has a direct effect on mental health What happens to your body when you don’t use it to its fullest  How to perfect your posture and mobilize your body Why babies have perfect posture and what happens to it over time Why you need to be in relation to gravity and not fight it The effect playfulness has on your nervous system The different types of playfulness and how you can incorporate each one into your life How to get to the root cause of your seriousness How living more like a kid will change your life    Find more from JP:  Instagram: @awakenwithjp Twitter: @awakenwithjp Youtube: Awaken with JP Website: awakenwithjp.com  
1/6/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman: Mastering Metabolism, Parasites & Immunity | 257

Continually breaking new ground in integrative and functional medicine, Ann Louise Gittleman is a top nutritionist who was years before current trends like Paleo and Keto. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women’s health issues. She is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books on health and nutrition including diet, detox, women’s health, men’s health, perimenopause, menopause, beauty and the environment.
12/30/201945 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ben Greenfield: Boosting Libido, Breathing Better, Power of Love | Ep. 256

Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life” (www.BeyondTrainingBook.com) Ben's articles, podcast and videos reach over a million unique views each month. Ben's blog and podcast are at www.BenGreenfieldFitness.com, every solution Ben recommends is at GetKion.com and Ben resides in Spokane, WA with his wife and twin boys. Visit Ben on Instagram Check out The Align Method book! Share your favorite takeaway ideas with Aaron on Instagram
12/23/20191 hour
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Dr. Ghannoum: Psychology of Fungus, Mycobiome, Gut Health | Ep. 255

Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum is one of the world's leading microbiome researchers and the scientist who named the mycobiome, our body's fungal community. He lectures at many institutions globally, including the National Institutes of Health, on the microbiome and his breakthrough research on probiotics. Learn more about Dr. Ghannoum  Pre-Order The Align Method Book (Release 12/24) Tell me what you though about the episode on Instagram
12/18/201959 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dr. Andrew Hill: Neuroplasticity, Ritualistic Drumming, Neurofeedback | Ep. 254

Dr. Hill is one of the top peak performance coaches in the country. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA’s Department of Psychology and continues to do research on attention and cognition. Research methodology includes EEG, QEEG, and ERP. He has been practicing neurofeedback since 2003. For more information on Dr. Hill or to inquire about Neurofeedback, visit The Peak Brain Institute Start the 5-Day Movement Challenge Pre-Order The Align Method book!
12/4/201956 minutes, 25 seconds
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Chuck Liddell: Mindset Tips, Becoming a Champion, Surgery Recovery | Ep. 253

Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell burst onto the MMA scene in 1998 during his UFC debut fight win against Noe Hernandez in UFC 17.  His rise to UFC champion includes most notable TKO wins against Randy Couture (UFC 52 & 57), Tito Ortiz (UFC 47 & 66), Wanderlei Silva (UFC 79) and the KO win that catapulted him into UFC stardom at UFC 31 against Kevin Randleman.  Chuck reigned as UFC World Light Heavyweight Champion for two years, defending his title five times. Visit Chuck on Instagram Visit Aaron on Instagram Start the 5 Day Movement Challenge   
11/25/201938 minutes, 24 seconds
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Whitney Miller: Sex Magic, Power of Touch, Polyamory | Ep. 252

Whitney Miller is a relationship coach and co-host of the True Sex & Wild Love podcast. Whitney was also awarded the title of Miss Texas United States 2012, and subsequently Miss United States 2012, and also happens to be a professional wake surfer. This conversation is quite vulnerable and was a pleasure to share, enjoy!  Visit Whitney on Instagram Start the 5 Day Movement challenge!  
11/12/201958 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dr. Will Cole: Fasting, Ketosis, Psychology of Eating | Ep. 251

Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert and course instructor for the world’s largest wellness brands such as mindbodygreen and goop.  
11/4/201955 minutes, 24 seconds
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Brian Hoyer: Sleep Hygiene, EMF Protection, Dirty Electricity | Ep. 250

Brian Hoyer is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and is a certified Geobiologist trained by a pioneering naturopathic and environmental medicine clinic in Austria that’s been addressing EMF and geopathic stress since 1983.  Brian and his wife, Lindsey, built an EMF shielded tiny house in the summer of 2017.  Brian travels all over the country doing EMF assessments, speaking at conferences and on podcasts, and helping families install shielding solutions. He doesn't always bring the tiny house with him. It's not really so tiny! This conversation was recorded on my roof in Santa Monica, enjoy! Visit Brian at Shielded Healing Start the 5 Day Movement Challenge to move better today! Share your favorite takeaway on instagram and tag @Alignpodcast
11/1/201954 minutes, 30 seconds
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Marianne Williamson: Politics Of Love, Decriminalizing Drugs, Ending Slavery | Ep. 249

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist and author of four #1 New York times bestselling books. She has been one of America’s most well known public voices for more than three decades and is presently running for President of The United States. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. Marianne was kind enough to record this live in LA (watch Youtube video) as she was passing through on her presidential campaign.  DONATE to Marianne's campaign  Visit Marianne on Instagram
10/21/201943 minutes, 57 seconds
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Alex Banayan: Art of Story Telling, Controlling Your State, Public Speaking | Ep. 248

Fortune Magazine reported that Alex Banayan is the world's youngest venture capitalist and he was ranked on Forbe's 30 Under 30 List. Alex is the author of the best selling book, The Third Door and is the youngest business author signed in the Crown Publishing Group's 80-year history.   Check out Alex on Instagram Start the 5 Day Movement Challenge!  
10/14/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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Emily Morse: Prostate Massage, Female Ejaculation, Clitoral Anatomy| Ep. 247

Emily Morse is a sex therapist, media personality and author. She is the host of the long-running podcast, Sex with Emily and host of Sex with Emily Live on Sirius XM’s Stars 109 weekdays from 5-7PM PST. She also hosted Loveline with Dr. Drew for three years, was the lead in the Bravo reality show Miss Advised, and is a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan and Glamour to name a few. She wants you to be having better sex.   This conversation was recorded at the Sex with Emily studio in LA and was truly one of my favorites, enjoy!   Visit Emily on Instagram Start gaining flexibility and strength with the 5 Day Movement Challenge!
10/7/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jim Kwik: Memory Hacks, Optimizing Brain Function, Relieving Anxiety | Ep. 246

This was recorded live at Worldz Summit in Long Beach, CA. Jim Kwik (his real name) is a dear friend and the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Kwik created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance.   Check Jim out on Instagram   Watch the YouTube video of the conversation!   Start the 5 Day Movement Challenge!  
9/30/201936 minutes, 18 seconds
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Patrick Mckeown: Nose Breathing, Tongue Strength, Over-Breathing | Ep. 245

“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”. Patrick McKeown World- renowned author and breathing practitioner Patrick McKeown was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, before completing his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia. This training was accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko. In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, well being and fitness. Learn more about Patrick on Instagram Start the 5 Day Movement Challenge 
9/23/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sanjay Rawal: Transcendent Running, Indian Philosophy, Endurance Racing | Ep. 244

9/16/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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Emily Schromm: Ayahuasca, Adrenal Fatigue, Visualization | Ep. 243

Emily Schromm is a personal trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and serial entrepreneur helping others empower themselves by way of food and movement. This conversation goes deep into thought patterns, communication skills and nutritional therapy. It was recorded on the roof top of her gym in Colorado, enjoy! Connect with Emily on Instagram or emilyschromm.com Start moving better with the 5 Day Movement Challenge!
9/9/201953 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dr. Christian Gonzalez: Gut Biome, Meaning of Cancer, Fecal Transplants | Ep. 242

Dr. Christian Gonzalez is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor specializing in Oncology and Environmental Medicine. He is passionate about education, consciousness and empowerment and utilizes his social media (@doctor.g_) and podcast (heal thy self) to create consumer and industry changes. Doctor G. practices concierge medicine in Los Angeles along with being an avid speaker on cancer, environmental toxins and self development. Increase flexibility, strength and confidence with the 5 Day Movement Challenge!
9/2/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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Peter Crone: Mind Architecture, Ayurveda, Science of Life| Ep. 241

Peter Crone is a thought leader in human potential and performance. He devotes his life to sharing insights and strategies to live an inspired life and thrive by awakening new levels of awareness. Peter helps redesign the subconscious mind that drives human behavior, performance, and ultimately all results. He has worked with entertainers, more than 200 professional athletes across multiple sports, as well as leaders of global organizations. Peter’s commitment is to sharing his pioneering perspective that inspires the realization of a new way of living… to go from a life of surviving to one of thriving. Visit Peter on Instagram Start moving and feeling stronger, more flexible and confident with the 5 Day Movement Challenge!
8/26/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cavin Balaster: Traumatic Brain Injuries, Psychedelics, Neurological Health | Ep. 240

In 2011, Cavin sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, was comatose for 12 days. and given less than a 10% chance of recovery beyond a persistent vegetative state. After relearning to eat, walk, and talk, he began a journey to improve the standard model of neurorehabilitation. This conversation was recorded in the mountains of Colorado under the rain, enjoy the soothing sounds... Find Cavin on Instragram Start becoming stronger, more flexible and pain-free with the 5-Day Movement Challenge
8/19/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 37 seconds
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Amy Baldwin: Anal Stimulation, Sex Work, Flirting | Ep. 239

Amy Baldwin is a Sex and Relationship Coach (trained in the Somatica® Method), Certified Sex Educator, lead educator for Uberlube, as well as co-owner of a mother-daughter owned pleasure boutique called Pure Pleasure Shop. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-focused sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from private sessions to how-to workshops to erotic empowerment retreats.   Find Amy on Instagram Start moving better with the 5 Day Movement Challenge here!
8/12/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 38 seconds
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Shaman Durek: Spiritual Body, Shamanism, Shaping Your Environment | Ep. 238

Shaman Durek is a Los Angeles-based spiritual guide and gifted healer. As a Shaman, He acts as a mediator or “bridge” between the spiritual and physical planes, applies ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, to help bring success, happiness, and healing into people’s lives.
8/5/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mimi & Alex Ikonn: Building a Brand, Healthy Relationships, Vipassana Meditation | Ep. 237

Mimi and Alex Ikonn are two of most authentic, kind and successful couple of people I've had the opportunity to come across individually. It's an extra bonus to bring them together into one conversation which spans entrepreneurship, relationship insights, law of attraction and creating inner peace. Alex is the co-founder of the 5 Minute Journal which I've used and gotten huge value from in my own life and Mimi co-founded Luxy Hair which they've recently successfully sold. They are both highly successful on various levels and it was an honor to present what they've learned along the way in this episode!   Visit Mimi or Alex on Instagram Start relieving pain, gaining strength and confidence by moving better with the 5-Day Movement Challenge at Alignpodcast.com  
8/2/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 10 seconds
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Paul Chek: Origins of Christianity, God, Chakra System | Ep. 236

Paul Chek is a world-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology, stress management and holistic wellness. For over thirty years, Paul’s unique, integrated approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of many of his clients, his students and their clients. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed. Paul is the founder of the CHEK (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, USA and the P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Program. He is a prolific author of books, articles and blog posts.
7/22/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 19 seconds
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Katie Wells: Psychobiology, Systems for Success, Dental Health | Ep. 235

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, a mom of six with a background in journalism, she took health into her own hands and started researching to find answers to her own health struggles. Her research turned into a blog and podcast that turned into an amazing community. Katie has written over 1,500 blog posts, 3 books, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and wellness.  This conversation was vulnerable, scientific and silly at times. Enjoy! Say hi to Katie on Instagram Tell me what you thought of the conversation at the AlignPodcast.com or Instagram 
7/16/20191 hour, 32 seconds
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Lori Harder: War of Art, Inner Voice, How to Relate | Ep. 234

Lori Harder is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. She has grown two multi-million dollar businesses as a successful entrepreneur and network marketing professional. She is also an author, cover model, and three-time fitness world champion, who offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to promote sustainable health, spiritual well-being, and financial freedom. Through her books, unique coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their soul, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives. Throughout her career, Lori has regularly appeared on the covers of and published articles for Oxygen Magazine, STRONG Fitness Magazine, Health & Fitness Magazine and Prosper Magazine. She has also been featured on NBC, Fox, and TLC networks. Check her out at www.loriharder.com Or on Instagram Let me know what you thought of the conversation at www.instagram.com/alignpodcast/ Start the 5-Day Movement Challenge at alignpodcast.com
7/8/201958 minutes, 21 seconds
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John Romaniello: Finding Your Voice, Overcoming Depression, Power of Writing | Ep. 233

John Romaniello, one of the most highly regarded experts in the fitness industry, has written for several publications, from Men's Health to Fast Company, and has been featured on programs such as Good Morning America. He's also the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life: Build More Muscle. Burn More Fat. Have More Sex.  Grab his book here!  Or say hello to John on Instagram
7/1/201959 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sue Hitzmann: Mental Warfare, Developmental Patterns, Fascia | Ep. 232

Sue is the creator of the MELT Method®, a simple self-treatment technique that helps people get out and stay out of chronic pain. A nationally recognized educator, manual therapist, exercise physiologist, and founding member of the Fascia Research Society, Sue is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The MELT Method, which has been translated into eight languages and helped over 200,000 people lead a healthy, pain-free life.
6/23/201944 minutes, 58 seconds
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Kyle Kingsbury: Psychedelic Research, Healing Brain Trauma, Finding Focus | Ep. 231

Kyle Kingsbury is a retired UFC fighter, Director of Human Optimization at Onnit, profound psychonaut and one of my best friends. This conversation digs into all things psychedelic research, childhood development and brain health. It was recorded at Onnit HQ in Austin TX, enjoy! Find Kyle at @Kingsbu on Instagram Try a FREE bottle of Alpha Brain at Alignpodcast.com/alpha
6/16/20191 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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Max Lugavere: Balancing Hormones, Stages of Grief, Meaning of Genius | Ep. 230

Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-selling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The Wall Street Journal.
6/10/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dr. Stuart McGill: Spinal Hygiene, Healthy Adaptation, Anthropometry | Ep. 229

Dr. Stuart McGill has played a large influence in developing my perspectives on spinal mechanics and self-care over the last decade. He is a professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, where he was a professor for 30 years. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the causal mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate back-pained people and enhance both injury resilience and performance. His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts, medical groups and elite athletes and teams from around the world.  
6/3/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr. John Demartini: Human Behavior, Neuroplasticity, Mind-Control | Ep. 228

Dr. John Demartini is a world renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author and global educator. He has developed a series of solutions applicable across all markets, sectors and age groups. His education curriculum ranges from corporate empowerment programs, financial empowerment strategies, self-development programs, relationship solutions and social transformation programs. His teachings start at the core of the issue, addressing the human factor and range out to a multitude of powerful tools that have proven the test of time.
5/27/201947 minutes, 57 seconds
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Lauren Roxburgh: Psychosomatic Medicine, Relieving Stress in the Mind-Body | Ep. 227

Lauren Roxburgh is a best selling author, internationally renowned wellness educator and speaker, frequently dubbed “The Body Whisperer.” Roxburgh is the go-to writer and expert on all things fascia, alignment, the mind-body connection and movement medicine and regularly works with Hollywood’s A-List along with some of the greatest athletes and surgeons on the planet. Named the “Body Alignment Pro” by Vogue, Lauren has also been listed as one of the 8 Tech Pioneers to watch by Entrepreneur magazine, and one of the 16 Women in Wellness to Watch in 2019 by Chalkboard Magazine. She’s also the founder of the Aligned Tribe Community, the virtual Aligned Life Studio and the creator of the signature Aligned Healing Tools
5/23/201956 minutes, 44 seconds
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Gabby Reece: Meaning of Success, Stress Hacks, Lessons of Motherhood | Ep. 226

Gabby Reece is considered one of the greatest women's beach volleyball players of all-time. As though that wasn't enough, she's also a successful model, actress, writer and fitness expert. This episode was recorded over the phone (apologies for the audio quality) and was one of most insightful explanations of success, motherhood and self-development I've had.  Enjoy! Learn more about what Gabby has been up to at www.xptlife.com
5/13/201938 minutes, 33 seconds
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Emily Fletcher: Meditation for Better Sex & Productivity | Ep. 225

Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva, the creator of The Ziva Technique and regarded as the leading expert in meditation for high performance. The New York Times, The Today Show, Vogue and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch and recently released her book, Stress Less, Accomplish More. She's one of the most genuine humans I've had the opportunity to record with and I'm excited to bring this conversation to you! Find Emily at zivameditation.com
5/7/201944 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dr. Chris Ryan: Antifragile, Wealth Paradox, Civilized to Death | Ep. 224

Dr. Chris Ryan is the writer of the best-selling book 'Sex at Dawn' and the soon to be best-seller 'Civilized to Death'. He is one of my absolute favorite thinkers on all things anthropology, sexuality and the this strange human experience. Visit him at https://chrisryanphd.com/ Enjoy!
4/30/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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Daniele Bolelli: Power of History, Meaning of Freedom, Play | Ep. 223

Daniele Bolelli is an Italian-American writer, university professor, martial artist, and podcaster based in Southern California. He is the author of several books on philosophy, and martial arts, including On the Warrior's Path. I'm grateful to call him a friend and honored to bring this expansive conversation to you! Visit him at http://www.danielebolelli.com/
4/21/201948 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kelli Tennant: Radical Honesty, Autoimmune Disease, Ayahuasca | Ep. 222

Kelli Tennant has had a fascinating journey through elite athletics and superficial validation on national tv to being bed-ridden with what was a mysterious illness. She's been through countless doctors and diets and has come to understand chronic illness in a way few do and shares some tools she's learned along the way. I greatly enjoyed having this conversation with Kelli, enjoy! Check out the Ceremony Wellness Podcast and learn more about Kelli at kellitennant.com/
4/15/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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JP Sears: Emotional Intelligence, DMT, Body Language | Ep. 221

JP Sears is a best-selling author, podcast host and YouTube celebrity for his hilarious Ultra-Spiritual parody videos. I truly value JP's contribution to the world and am grateful to share his insights here! This conversation was recorded in JP's back-yard under the influence of far too many Topo Chicos. Enjoy! 
4/8/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr. Jack Kruse Round Table II: Bioelectricity of Movement, Re-Balancing Your Neurochemistry | Ep. 220

I have a treat to share with you today: four of the world’s foremost biohacking experts getting vulnerable at the end of a long day and asking each other the questions that most people don’t even know they should be asking.   We have friend of the show Dr. Jack Kruse, a neurosurgeon, the CEO of Optimized Life, and our front lines against the onslaught of EMFs. Then we have Luke Storey, also know as the Life Stylist and one of the most personable, intelligent podcast hosts and bio-hackers you'll come across. And, last but not least, we have Matt Maruca, one of the world’s youngest biohackers, founder of Ra Optics, and a man on a mission to end chronic disease by addressing mitochondrial dysfunction.   So, basically, it’s four guys freaking out in a hotel room about all of the things going wrong in the world right now – and what you can do to protect yourself, or at the very least, minimize the damage if you live in a big city.   But this is only part one of this conversation. After you’re done, head over to Lukestorey.com/lifestylistpodcast to check out part two!    
4/2/201956 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dr. Mercola: Sun Myths, Infrared Light, Cold Plunges | Ep. 219

Dr. Joseph Mercola a multiple time New York Times best-selling author and one of the most important disruptors in the health-care space. He has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), he treated thousands of patients for over 20 years.  This conversation gets into the myths we've heard since we were kids about the dangers of the sun and the value of cold exposure. 
3/26/201952 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dr. Laura Berman: Laws of Attraction, Sexual Energy, Tao of Sex | Ep. 218

Dr Berman is the world’s leading expert in sex, love and relationships. She earned two Masters and a PhD degree from New York University and has spent the last several decades helping individuals and couples around the globe love and be loved better. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr Berman is the award winning host of the nationally syndicated show, Uncovered Radio with Dr Laura Berman.  She’s been honored with a Gracie Award for Best Talk Radio Show Host and recently was named one of Radio Ink’s Most Influential Women in Radio.   Dr Berman is also a best-selling NY Times author of eight books, and hosted and starred in several television shows, including OWN’s In the Bedroom with Dr Laura Berman, The Dr Laura Berman Show,  and Sexual Healing on Showtime. Dr Berman is a well loved and regular expert on love and relationships on television, radio and written media and  is on the advisory board of the Dr Oz show.
3/21/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ben Greenfield: Power of Silence, Sight & Sound Effects on Physiology | Ep. 217

Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life” (www.BeyondTrainingBook.com). Ben is a Spartan SGX certified coach, was voted as NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the year in 2008, and was named by Greatest as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness in 2013 and 2014. Ben's articles, podcast and videos reach over a million unique views each month.
3/14/201952 minutes, 18 seconds
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Erwan Le Corre: Human Zoo, Hallucinogens, Optimizing Rest | Ep. 216

This conversation was recorded after a Movnat and Align Band workshop at Movnat Denver in front of a live audience of movers.  Erwan Le Corre is the founder of “MovNat”, a synthesis of his long-term passion for real-world physical competency, his love of movement in nature, his extensive knowledge of Physical Education history, and his personal philosophy of life. He believes it is everyone’s universal and biological birthright to be strong, healthy, happy and free. He calls this state of being our “True Nature”.  
3/7/201940 minutes, 3 seconds
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Kaj Larsen: Psychological Surgery, SEAL Stories, Adaptability | Ep. 215

Kaj was an award winning correspondent and producer for CNN. His on-camera career began in 2005 when he covered the war in Afghanistan for Current TV. At Current TV Kaj helped develop the Emmy Award winning Vanguard Journalism series. He was the first journalist to bring the issue of waterboarding to the public by having himself waterboarded on TV. He broke the media silence on Somalia by being the first western TV journalist in Mogadishu in over a decade. He has since gone on to report from war zones and conflict spots around the world, in places such as Yemen, Cambodia, Colombia, and Haiti. In 2010 Kaj joined CNN as a correspondent for the Special Investigations and Documentary unit. At CNN his feature documentaries have covered topics ranging from the drug war in Mexico to the devastating floods in Pakistan to Wikileaks. His reporting at CNN is distinguished by his in-field and in-depth examination of difficult and dangerous topics around conflict zones, national security, and criminal justice. Prior to his work in television journalism, Kaj spent five years on active duty serving as a US Navy SEAL. As a Lieutenant he led a team of special warfare personnel in covert operations overseas deploying as a detachment Commander in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He continues his service as a SEAL reserve officer assigned to US Special Operations Command.
2/28/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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Gil Hedley: Fascia, Pain Exploration, Foreskin Restoration | Ep. 214

Gil Hedley, PhD, is the founder of Somanautics Workshops, Inc., providing professional continuing education to both physicians and allied health professionals for the past 16 years and is one of the most world's foremost experts on human dissection. He is the author of Reconceiving My Body, which explores how transformed perspectives can alter our embodied experience. He has also written numerous feature articles for Spirituality and Health magazine.
2/21/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dr. Alan Christianson: Liver Health, Adrenal Reset, Metabolism Reset | Ep. 213

Alan Christianson is a New York Times Bestselling Author and a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He is the author of the Adrenal Reset Diet, the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, and Healing Hashimoto’s – a Savvy Patient’s Guide.
2/14/201956 minutes, 44 seconds
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Carl Paoli: Mental Control, Masks of Fitness, Why We Move | Ep. 212

Carl Paoli is the author of the best-selling book, Free-Style, which breaks down the fundamentals of what it means to move well. Carl is an entrepreneur, speaker, world-renowned movement coach and one of the leading voices in the fitness industry. We get into the power of breath, the meaning of movement and a lot more. This was recored at his home in San Francisco, enjoy!
2/6/201958 minutes, 15 seconds
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Amy Baldwin: Multiple Orgasms, Somatic Sex, Ejaculatory Control | Ep. 211

Amy Baldwin is a Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach (trained in the Somatica® Method), Certified Sex Educator, sales trainer and educator for Uberlube, as well as co-owner of a mother-daughter owned pleasure boutique called Pure Pleasure Shop. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-focused sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from how-to workshops to erotic empowerment retreats.
1/30/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 47 seconds
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Brian Mackenzie: Nose Breathing, Pattern Recognition, Cold Exposure | Ep. 210

Brian Mackenzie is a world-renowned breath coach, professional tinkerer, writer and founder of Power Speed Endurance. I'm grateful to call him a friend and am excited share this deep dive on all things mind, body and breath. “Breathing is the physiological intercept to our mental state. So, if things are going haywire, I can turn back to my breathing and control the physiological reactions that are happening in my mind. If I can take a step back and do that, I'm actually fixing the entire system.” – Brian Mackenzie
1/23/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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Katy Bowman: Psychology of Movement, Pelvic Floor Strength, Movement Architecture | Ep. 209

A biomechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy Bowman, M.S. is one of my favorite thinkers in the world of 'movement ecology'. She is the best-selling author of Move Your DNA and several other perspective-altering books.    This conversation is a deep-dive into the subtleties of daily movement, how your environment forms your structure and how you can take control of your own body. Enjoy!
1/16/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dr. Pompa: Intermittent Fasting, Dental Fillings, Healthy Oils | Ep. 208

Dr. Pompa is a walking testimony of the body’s amazing aptitude for healing itself. Following the debilitating effects of a three-year battle against chronic fatigue syndrome, his deteriorating health manifested in anxiety, insomnia, brain fog, panic attacks, nervousness, auditory and chemical sensitivities, mood swings, irritability, irrational anger, severe gastro-intestinal disturbances, blisters, dizziness, unusual sounds and ringing in his ears, and twitching facial muscles.  We dig into his journey toward self-repair and recorded a follow up conversation on his podcast, Cellular Healing T.V.    
1/8/201947 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jill Miller: Vagus Nerve, Empathy Neurons, HRV | Ep. 207

Jill Miller is a pioneer in the world of self-care and physical embodiment. She's the writer of the best-selling book, The Roll Model, and co-founder of Yoga Tune Up.  This conversation starts very light and then gets into the deep dorky bits about a 10 minutes in. Enjoy!  
12/31/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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Tony Blauer: Psychology of Fear, Violence, Self-Defense | Ep. 206

Tony Blauer is a pioneer in the world of self-defense and combat. He's been educating and studying the topic for over 40 years and has worked with the world's elite on cultivating a relationship with fear.   The conversation was recorded in Tony's living room in southern California. 
12/25/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 1 second
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Dr. David Perlmutter: Healing Brain Inflammation, Enhancing Memory | Ep. 205

Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. His books have been published in 34 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan. He is the editor of the upcoming collection The Microbiome and the Brain that will be authored by top experts in the field and will be published in late 2019 by CRC Press. He has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show and The CBS Early Show. Grab a copy of Grain Brain, it's worth it!
12/17/201852 minutes, 51 seconds
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Wim Hof: Revolution, Neurochemistry, Telepathy | Ep. 204

This conversation was recorded at Wim's Air BnB in Venice, CA. It was one of the more special conversations I've had with any podcast guest, excited to share it with you! Wim will be featured in the upcoming Align Method book coming in February of 2020 and parts of this conversation will be incorporated.
12/10/201841 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dr. Robin Berzin: Longevity, Clairvoyant Meditation, Power of Writing | Ep. 203

Dr. Robin Berzin, MD is the founder and CEO of Parsley Health. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Robin completed medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She has also trained in functional medicine with the Institute for Functional medicine, where she is an advisor on digital technology. In 2011 she co-founded the physician communication app Cureatr and subsequently has advised numerous startups in the health IT space. Dr. Berzin is a certified yoga instructor and meditation teacher, writes for a number of leading health and wellness sites, and speaks regularly for organizations including Stanford Medicine X, Health 2.0, Rock Health, Summit Series, and Further Future, on how we can reinvent health care. Robin believes that we all deserve a functional, whole-body approach to our health and started Parsley Health in order to make this transformative medicine accessible to everyone through better services and smart technology. 
12/3/201834 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bryan Kest: Power Yoga, Managing Your Mind, Meditation | Ep. 202

This conversation was recorded in Bryan's studio in Santa Monica, CA. Bryan Kest is an American yoga teacher. Recognized as a creator of Power Yoga, he is the founder of Santa Monica Power Yoga, based in Santa Monica, California. Kest has led yoga classes, retreats and workshops worldwide He is credited with pioneering the practice of donation-based yoga in the United States.
11/25/20181 hour, 48 seconds
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Ari Meisel: Productivity, Placebo Effect, Owning Your Time | Ep. 201

Ari is the best-selling author of "The Art of Less Doing", and "The Replaceable Founder." He is a self-described Overwhelmologist whose insights into personal and professional productivity have earned him the title, "The Guru's Guru." He can be heard on the award-winning Less Doing Podcast, on international stages speaking to thought leaders and influencers, and for those who prefer the written word, Ari's blog posts on Medium offer immediate and actionable advice for entrepreneurs seeking replaceability. Enjoy!
11/19/201849 minutes, 17 seconds
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Emily Rosen: Psychology of Eating, Tantra, Breath-Work | Ep. 200

Emily is the CEO of the internationally acclaimed Institute for the Psychology of Eating – the