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Modern Aging

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 47 seasons, 100 episodes, 2 days 3 hours 31 minutes
Welcome To The Modern Aging Podcast! If you are over 40 and are looking to optimize and elevate your health and well-being in holistic and innovative ways, then this is the podcast for you! Each week, we will share interviews with top experts in holistic health, wealth, body, mind and spirit. As an integrative health coach and avid traveler, I will share my findings with you and provide insightful tips on how we can live better and longer after 40. My mom had a massive stroke at 65 in 2001 and then developed Parkinson's Disease 10 years later. My dad was diagnosed with frontal temporal dementia in 2016. After caring for them for almost 20 years, I decided that this was not how I wanted to age so I started searching for different approaches to health. What I discovered is a treasure trove of endless holistic ways to approach our health and well-being that is better for us and the planet. It is proactive instead of reactive. It is taking care of our whole being, not just treating what is causing us pain. We have to look at our relationships, stress levels, work, family life, the whole kit n kaboodle as well as our nutrition and exercise. This is whole health living. We all want to grow old, but I think we can agree that we want to grow older and retain a healthy lifestyle, independence, and a high quality of life. That lifestyle starts today. So, join me every Friday. If you prefer video, many of the interviews were episodes on our YouTube Channel so you can check them out here - We've love for you to RATE and REVIEW our podcast so we can reach even more listeners. Thank YOU!
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Episode 107 - How Meredith Found Relief After 7 Years of Chronic Pain From PCS

Are you suffering from chronic pain or anxiety? Living with chronic pain or anxiety can be debilitating. It can make even the simplest tasks seem overwhelming and exhausting. The constant pain that doesn't go away can prevent you from living your best life, rob you of joy and take away precious moments. If you're among the many who suffer from chronic pain, fortunately there is hope. CBD has been proven to effectively relieve pelvic pain, menstrual cramps, and lower back pain by targeting your endocannabinoid system as an anti-inflammatory. This means it can provide relief from wherever in the body you may be suffering. Plus, unlike other pain-relieving solutions, CBD comes with no harmful side effects. In this episode, Meredith Bieri shares her journey of finding relief from chronic pain. For seven years, she suffered without a proper diagnosis and relied on a cocktail of pharmaceutical medications and painkillers. However, after discover
05/05/202340 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 106 - Achieve Optimal Health with Omega 3s and 6s with Udo Erasmus

Omega 3s and 6s are crucial essential fatty acids that require utmost protection as they are the most sensitive of all our dietary nutrients. These oils contain natural compounds that have been proven to enhance the body's healing process, reduce inflammation, and improve overall health. They play a vital role in human nutrition and health. However, when these oils are damaged, it can lead to serious health problems. Protect your omega 3s and 6s to ensure optimal health benefits! The quality of the fats and oils we consume greatly impacts our overall health. In fact, research shows that more health issues are caused by damaged oils than any other aspect of nutrition. However, by taking proper care to maintain the natural function of these oils through healthy consumption habits, we can remove many potential health problems from the equation. So why not start treating your body with the care it deserves? In this episode, Udo Erasmus - autho
28/04/202337 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 105 - The Power of Herbs as Medicine with Dr. Bill Rawls

Nothing beats the complex protective phytochemistry of herbs when it comes to reducing chronic illnesses and slowing down the aging process. All plants have a defense system that consists of chemicals called phytochemicals, which help protect them from invaders and stressors. These same phytochemicals can neutralize free radicals, toxic substances, and even radiation for our bodies. With their anti-microbial properties, herbs are an excellent addition to any health-conscious individual's daily diet. Phytochemicals are more than just protective agents for plants. They also possess remarkable antibacterial properties that can fend off viruses, fungi, protozoa, and other harmful microorganisms. Interestingly, the antibacterial properties of herbs vary depending on their natural environment and the type of stress factors they encounter. What's even more fascinating is that these herbs' anti-microbial activity is selective to specific pathogens without disrupti
20/04/202336 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 104 - The Power of Energy Healing with Shelly Burton

Let's talk about the weight we all carry. It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, but we all have baggage that can take a toll on our mental and physical health as we age. Unchecked, this trauma can manifest itself  physically in our bodies. But there is hope! Energy healing has the power to help us release this excess weight and recover from past traumas.  Discover the power of self-healing by listening to the language of our bodies and intuition. Programming ourselves with positive thoughts and grounded experiences of self-care can guide us towards inner harmony, leading to outer wellness. It's a state of being that we continually create by honoring our body's innate wisdom. If you're feeling unbalanced or things aren't working out as planned, energy healing may be the solution. Join us for an enlightening session with energy healer Shelly Burton. In this episode, Shelly delves into the topic of how we can access the spirit
13/04/202342 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 103 - Unlock the Secret to Healthy Aging with Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane Mushrooms - Nicole Pressly Wolf

Mushrooms are a great superfood that we’re not talking about enough, especially when it comes to healthy aging. Aging doesn’t happen when you’re 65 and all of a sudden you’re old. It occurs gradually, and you have to start taking care of yourself now, and mushrooms will help you ease the process. All mushrooms have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties, but each has a unique benefit to your health.  Incorporating medicinal mushrooms like Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane into your daily health routine can support healthy aging. The combination of these two powerful mushrooms can help clear brain fog, provide relief from hot flashes, boost low sexual drive, and increase energy and vitality that often decline with age. Cordyceps, known as the Himalayan Viagra in traditional Tibetan medicine, is a stamina builder while Lion’s Mane is traditionally used for cognitive memory and concentration functions. Don't let age slow you down - add these po
07/04/202316 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 102 - Integrating Cold Bath, Breathwork, and Spirituality to Optimize your Health with Aditya Iyer

Have you heard of the incredible health benefits of a cold shower or ice bath? Cold showers and ice baths are becoming increasingly popular as people look to improve their overall health and well-being. They offer a range of benefits, including boosting the immune system, improving circulation, reducing inflammation, relieving localized pain, and combatting depression. They can even increase your metabolism. And don't worry - you don't have to endure it for that long. By combining cold baths, breathwork, and spirituality into a regular routine, you can optimize your physical and mental health. Breathwork helps oxygenate the body and promote deeper states of relaxation. Spirituality can assist in connecting to a higher power or energy source to cultivate inner peace and harmony. Practicing these three disciplines together can unleash extraordinary potential for your health. In this episode, Aditya Iyer, the host of the My Seven Chakras podc
31/03/202335 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 101 - How Men Can Grow Younger and Healthier as they Age with Nate Wilkins

Men can't prevent the natural aging process, but they can take steps to age better. Practicing healthy habits like regular exercise, healthy eating, adequate sleep, and effective stress management is essential for keeping both physical and mental health. Additionally, men should be aware of the importance of hormonal balance in their bodies and take measures to keep it balanced as they age so that they remain active and energetic in their later years. It is important to be mindful of who and what we surround ourselves with in order to practice healthy aging. Our mindset is determined by what we consume, so it’s important to check our circles, conversations, and even relationships with family members. Having a spouse that doesn't share the same values concerning healthy living or dieting can hinder one's efforts. In this episode, 68-year-old young Nate Wilkins dives deep into the importance of self-care for men and shares practical tips on
24/03/202321 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 100 - Building A Meditation Practice with Ariel Garten

We all understand that meditation is beneficial to our overall well-being, but it isn't always easy to do. Stress can have a damaging effect on our body and mind, but fortunately, we can reduce its impact through meditation. Although it can be challenging to start meditating, just like building any muscle in the body, consistent practice will help strengthen the skill over time. With meditation, you'll be able to manage your thoughts more effectively and better respond emotionally to life's stressful situations. Making meditation a habit can positively affect your life. To build the practice, start by choosing the easiest days and times for you to meditate regularly. Consider doing it in the morning, during lunch break, or in the evening, and always try to do it at the same time each day. Don't worry about picking the ideal time; just pick a consistent time that works for you and stick with it.  If it is difficult to calm your mind, Ariel
17/03/202330 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 99 - Unlock Your Inner Potential and Live the Life You Deserve with Udo Erasmus

The world we live in can be chaotic and ever-changing, which can lead to us looking outward for answers to our life's meaning. However, the truth is that all the answers we need are inside us; whether it's for inspiration, healing, purpose or wisdom - our inner life is all we need. We are the experts of our own lives and must remember this when looking for comfort and security amongst a sea of uncertainty. Learning how to navigate constant change can lead us away from our inner-selves. We may lose touch with our true selves, and focus more on the external. This can leave us feeling disconnected and scattered. To bring balance back into life, it is essential to turn the attention inward by practising stillness, meditation, mindfulness or prayer contemplation. These activities help you shift out of your stressful thoughts and into a space of peace and calm. In that moment of inner-peace we are connected to all. In this episode, Uda Erasmus t
10/03/202341 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 98 - Unlock Your Mental Health with Ketamine-Assisted Therapy with Dr. Mai Shimada

Chronic depression can have devastating effects on all aspects of an individual's life, including their sleep. While pharmaceutical medications are a popular option for treatment, they are not always suitable and can come with unwanted side effects. However, in recent years there has been a rise in evidence to support the use of Ketamine therapy to combat chronic severe depression. Dr. Mai Shimada is here to share her story about the impressive healing properties of Ketamine. After struggling with mental health issues, she found that Ketamine relieved her symptoms and improved her overall well-being. If you know someone who is struggling with chronic depression, this conversation could be beneficial for them. In this episode, Dr. Shimada discusses the power of ketamine therapy to heal depression and other mental disorders. She explains that when we are experiencing mental health difficulties, our brains are altered in a way that can make i
03/03/202330 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 97 - How To Avoid Erectile Dysfunction Naturally

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem that affects men of all ages and can be very embarrassing. Many men struggle with performance in bed and turn to supplements or other tips, but the promised results are often not achieved. The information available on ED can be confusing, making it harder for men to manage their sexual life. Poor sexual performance in bed can lead to a loss of self-esteem which may affect other parts of their life. Talking about erectile dysfunction (ED) is not always an easy conversation, but it is important to address the issue if we want to help our men as they age. ED happens when a man can't get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. It can be caused by a variety of factors. Aging and certain lifestyle habits are often linked with this condition. Fortunately, there are treatments available that help men regain their sexual health and confidence.  In this episode, sexual performance coach Brian Ay
24/02/202330 minutes 53 seconds
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Episode 96 - How To Care For Aging Parents

Caring for an aging parent can be a daunting task, especially when they have a chronic illness. It’s bad enough to watch someone you love suffer through sickness, but adding financial struggles to the mix can be traumatizing. The reality is that 70% of us are more likely to get sick before we die, so it's important to plan ahead and make sure that your family is well taken care of without having to worry about financial stress.  Having difficult conversations about sickness and death may not be easy, but it's essential to ensure our parents get the best care possible. Developing communication between siblings before our parents’ health declines is key to creating a unified front when providing care. Taking steps now to discuss end-of-life plans and our priorities can help reduce stress in the future.  In this episode, Risa Morimoto talks about the best ways to care for aging parents. Taking the necessary steps to plan ahead and be proactiv
17/02/202323 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 95 - Protect Your Ears - Reduce Your Risk of Tinnitus and Hearing Loss with Dr. Ben Thompson

Do you or someone you know suffer from Tinnitus, otherwise known as that annoying constant ringing in the ear?  What about hearing loss? Hearing matters to all of us, and its loss can be devastating as it can change our quality of life. When we lose our hearing, we are more likely to detract from social engagement and communication. We also are more likely to isolate ourselves from conversations, miss certain words and meanings, and less likely to engage in family gatherings because we can’t hear or are struggling to hear what people are saying.  Social isolation is linked to an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Connecting with our family, friends and community is beneficial for our brains as it helps to keep our minds active and prevents atrophy. Without regular social or mental stimulation, our brains can start to lose their connections. Taking care of our ears has a direct impact on the health of our brains. When we trea
10/02/202329 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 94 - Unlock the Benefits of Mushrooms to Support Immune System and Healthy Aging with Nicole Pressly Wolf

When we want to take proactive steps to maintain our health and well-being, medicinal mushrooms can be a part of an ideal solution. Not only are they free of the side effects common with pharmaceutical drugs, but when combined with medications, mushrooms can help strengthen your immune system and restore balance in your body.  A balanced body is less prone to disease and infection. Mushrooms are a great way to take advantage of their medicinal benefits, as they contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, antibacterials, and other compounds that benefit your health. However, it is recommended that you buy organic mushrooms when possible; this will make sure they have not been exposed to any pesticides or chemicals that can alter the quality of their compounds. Medicinal mushrooms can be taken in many forms such as powder for teas or extracts capsule, powdered extracts, or tinctures.  <span styl
03/02/202324 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 93 - Strength Training After 40 With Trainer Tina Tang

Aging is a gradual process, and it can be hard to recognize the signs of aging for many people. To help combat this, strength training can be incredibly beneficial in boosting energy levels and improving work capacity. This can help maintain your physical strength and make everyday life easier too. Making mindful choices today can help ensure better health and vitality in the coming years. Strength training can be an important part of your overall wellness plan, helping to build muscles, maintain balance and increase bone density. Part of being in control is recognizing that you have a choice; you can choose to make physical activity a regular part of your routine and give yourself the gift of health for now and later. Tina Tang, a fitness trainer, is here to tell us why women over 40 should start strength training and the best way to do it. She's even created
27/01/202330 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 92 - Fitness and Body Strength at 65 with Shebah Carfagna

As we age, maintaining our health and fitness can be more challenging. Poor posture, sitting at a computer for long hours, and other lifestyle factors can lead to neck pain and sagging skin. Fortunately, some easy exercises can help alleviate these issues. These exercises can help strengthen neck muscles, improve flexibility, reduce pain and even firm up skin. With regular practice, these simple yet effective exercises will help us stay healthy and fit as we grow older. This January, make a resolution to become healthier and fitter. With the right motivation and commitment, you can achieve your fitness goals. You can do this through dietary changes, exercise, and lifestyle adjustments. Shebah Carfagna's episode today will inspire you to continue that journey toward health and wellness. So why not kick off your New Year with a bang by getting healthy and fit this 2023? <span style="font-weight
20/01/202332 minutes
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Episode 91 - Healthy Aging and The Keys to Living a Full, Long Life

Change is an inevitable part of life, and we have no control over it. Each decade that passes by adds to our life experiences and helps us evolve into who we are today. It is important to embrace change with open arms rather than look for its negatives. If we continue to accept change, good or bad, we will be better equipped to identify opportunities in life and make the most out of them. As Risa Morimoto turned 55 in November, she found herself reflecting on how far she had come and feeling as energetic as a 30-year-old woman. This realization highlights the fact that midlife does not have to be a dreaded period, but can instead represent an opportunity for growth and reinvention. While some people may struggle with physical or mental health issues during this time, others use it as a springboard to reach new heights and take their lives in exciting directions. <span style="font-weight: 400;
13/01/202316 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 90 - Feeling Disconnected! Find Your Spiritual Awakening with Christina Lopes

If you feel like there's something more to life than what you are currently experiencing, it could be a sign of a spiritual awakening. You don't have to wait for anything negative or traumatic to happen in order to have an awakening - it can actually be spontaneous and freeing when achieved without any external influence. To experience this kind of awakening, start by removing distractions and going deeper within yourself to gain a greater level of awareness and discernment. This will allow you to access higher levels of consciousness that can happen anytime, like when you are walking down the street. Sometimes when you feel disconnected, like something is missing, and life is passing you by it can be a sign that you need to take a step back and go inward. These triggering experiences are an invitation to delve into ourselves and explore the world of spiritual awakening within. By exploring our soul's purp
06/01/202341 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 89 - Unlock the Power of Joy and Enhance Your Life with Ivana Tagliamonte

Gratitude is key to success in both work and life. Though it may seem hard to be grateful when times are tough, we can train our brains to find joy and gratitude in every situation. Today on the show, we have a motivational speaker who will delve deeper into this idea and explore how important gratitude really is. The joy and happiness you feel can be a powerful source of motivation. It can help you move forward and keep going despite any hardships or difficulties life throws your way. When you push through the pain and difficulty to find that joy, it can make all the difference in being productive, creative, and happy. So don't forget to take a few moments out of your day to think about what will bring you joy. In this episode, Ivana Tagliamonte shows us how to shift our mindset and change our habits for more success and happiness. As we wrap up 2022 and look
30/12/202230 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 88 - Holistic Approach to Living Healthier and Longer With Gary Kaplan

People are living longer lives, yet the quality of life is decreasing. Average lifespans are rising, but chronic diseases and illnesses are appearing earlier and in more cases than ever before.  In addition, our quality of life is also suffering due to many conditions like obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. So, what can we do? Why are we getting so sick? Is there a solution? Holistic wellness is the key to living a longer and healthier life. This lifestyle incorporates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, emphasizing balancing the body's natural energy. To live a holistic wellness lifestyle, you may choose to eat a well-balanced diet, exercise regularly, reduce stress levels, spend time in nature, and know your purpose. In this episode, Gary Kaplan and I discussed the many factors that influen
23/12/202244 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 87 - Why Your Health Starts with Magnesium - Kristen Bowen

How are your magnesium levels? Probably, not that great. The truth is most of us do not have optimal magnesium levels, and that is where most of our diseases stem from. The immune system is one of the most important systems in your body to fight and prevent diseases. However, a strong immune system depends on a high vitamin D level, which is made active by a good amount of magnesium.    Shockingly, magnesium is our number one deficiency, with 80%-95% of us being extremely deficient. Your cortisol increases when you get stressed or frustrated, leading to magnesium loss through the urine. If you eat sugar, processed food and drink alcohol, it eats up your magnesium to process their digestion. Since our modern lifestyle is a threat to the magnesium levels in our bodies, we need to know how to offset that and live healthier.    In this episode, Kriste
16/12/202247 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 86 - How to Take Better Care of Our Health and Our Heart With Dr. Raj Anand

It is no secret that healthy diets give you the energy to perform tasks and increase your lifespan, while unhealthy foods cause inflammatory diseases and drain your pockets with medications and surgeries.   A healthy lifestyle indeed starts in the kitchen, but what should you not buy when in the supermarket? Which foods should be your priorities when shopping? It is also important to acknowledge that a healthy diet alone is not enough to maintain good health. You need a healthy lifestyle encompassing regular physical exercise, stress reduction, socializing, adequate sleep, and a yearly physical checkup. You should pay attention to all those components because an unbalanced life is not a healthy life. In this episode, Dr. Raj Anand helps us understand how to shop better and eat better for a healthy heart. We talk mor
09/12/202214 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 85 - How to Relieve your Pain in the Neck, Shoulders, and Hip Flexors with Physical Therapist Christine Koth

Muscle tightness is common for most people.  Prolonged muscle tightness can cause other problems which can affect your activities of daily living like walking, getting up and down from a chair or the toilet.   Staring at the computer for hours on end can cause tight neck and shoulder muscles.   With pain comes inflammation, and chronic inflammation can cause a myriad of health conditions.   It is important to incorporate muscle-relaxing stretches into your lifestyle routine. These simple exercises will help you avoid chronic pain in the future and make it easier for doctors to diagnose the problem. Neck, shoulder, and hip flexor pain are often caused by stress, sitting for long periods of time, and poor posture.  When muscles tense for an extended period, it can often bring pain.,  Releasing the tension by applying pressure can bring relief.   <sp
02/12/202237 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 84 - How to Reduce Your Pain and Slow Down the Signs of Aging with Chris Kidawski

Episode Summary -  Aging is a natural process that happens to all of us. Sometimes it can be a slow and gradual process, but sometimes it can be quick and take away many of the things you once loved. One way to slow down the signs of aging is through physical activity, which will aid in improving your overall health. By moving more, you will reduce your risk of chronic diseases and improve your bone density as well as your mental health. Regular exercise will help keep your heart healthy and will also help with weight loss and stress relief. Make sure you take care of your body by eating well, getting enough sleep, and drinking plenty of water. Aging comes with increased fascia pain that must be relieved in the best ways. The fascia system is a network of connective tissue that surrounds and penetrates every muscle, joint, and organ in the bod
18/11/202237 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 83 - Everything You Need to Know Before You Move to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with Michelle Wedderburn

In today's world, it's easy to believe that we live in a global village. But no matter how technologically connected we are, the truth is that most people in the world have never left their country. In order to be a global citizen with an understanding of other cultures and the value of diversity, it is important to explore and experience other cultures firsthand. If you're looking for a destination full of culture and history, Mexico could be the right place for you. Mexico is a friendly country with plenty of potential. There is culture, great food, and natural beauty everywhere.  However, there are many things you should know before you move to Mexico. Learning about the culture and climate, safety concerns, and the economy can help you decide if Mexico is right for you! In this episode, Michelle Wedderburn, the Founder and CEO of Expat Life Mexico (formerly
10/11/202238 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 82 - Preconstruction And Resale with Taniel Chemsian

Investing in preconstruction and resale properties is risky no matter where you go, but understanding how it works, getting the right information, knowing the red flags to look for, and doing your due diligence to make sure you make the right decision is key.  Presale development contracts are different from resale contracts. In most development, presale constructions can take anywhere between a year and a half to two and a half years, depending on the scale and location of the project. Additionally, for resale, the contracts are pretty standard and similar, but for presale, every developer has their contract, which is different from the others. Just as every preconstruction development takes a different timeline to complete, the payment model is also unique to every contract. However, the developers' payment is based on the milestones they make on the construc
03/11/202229 minutes 31 seconds
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Episode 81 - How To Shed Resistance and Lose Weight Effortlessly with Camille Martin

Losing weight is an ever-ending battle for so many people, and it often feels like a constant sacrifice that is never enough. Eating restrictions creates resistance and food disorders that end up not feeding and nourishing your body and soul. Living in a "filter bubble" and a culture that focuses on body image rather than nourishment and care has made it hard for many women to love themselves. The pressure to diet and lose weight is increasing exponentially from social media, peers, family, and even government policies, which are normalizing restrictive diets. The media will always be there, and when we allow it to dictate how we feel and eat, it is easy to get jaded by all the information we receive. We all know what to eat! It’s not a mystery. Eating right has nothing to do with food. It is about the way we eat our food.  <span style="font-weigh
27/10/202220 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 80 - Significance of Dreaming of The Dead with Dr. Joshua Black

What does it mean when you dream of a deceased loved one? Grief dreams evolve in many ways to help you deal with your grief and loss. Grief dreams can provide you with comfort, hope, and even answers to questions you may have.  Grief dreams are unique and don’t end when you have stopped grieving. They can pop up at random moments in life, but can help us sometime to understand confusing situations or bring clarity when you are feeling stressed. Understanding our emotions is hard, and dreams can help showcase some of the blocks within us and help us heal. Dreams represent a waking life. When we’re happy and joyful, we will have more positive dreams. When we’re angry and negative, we will have more negative dreams. In this episode, Dr. Joshua Black, a leading researcher on grief dreams, talks about the significance of
21/10/202234 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 79 - How To Move and Stretch For Optimal Health with Holly Robison

We all know we need to exercise but how critical is stretching?  Stretching can be a game changer for many of us, but we need to do it almost daily to benefit. There are many movements and stretches that you can incorporate into your daily routine to maintain your strength, improve your stability, reduce pain, maintain joint flexibility and improve your overall health. However, there is no one-size-fit strategy. Your body is unique, and you should focus on what works for you at any particular moment.  Listen to your body and understand what stretch it needs and the outcome you want from a stretch. Flexibility is an important part of health and wellness. So, if you are feeling tight, use more gentle stretches. The more you stretch, the more you are going to feel good.  In
14/10/202238 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 78 - The Benefits Of Hydrogen On Health And Performance with Alex Tarnava

Did you know that hydrogen-rich water (hrw) can protect your body? It can help you improve sleep, overall health, and recovery from muscle soreness. Hydrogen has a regulatory role in our cells. In fact, our mitochondria evolve from a hydrogen-dependent organelle, and every cell in our bodies has a base level of hydrogen gas in it. That is not all; a lot of bacteria in our bodies also produces hydrogen while other consumes hydrogen, which shows the integral role of hydrogen. Most of us aren’t healthy all the time, and hydrogen can help us address chronic conditions and different stresses on a day-to-day basis. If you work out too hard, hydrogen might help you recover from that. If you didn’t sleep well enough, hydrogen helps you be your best and improve sleep outcomes.  In this episode, Alex Tarnava, the founder and
07/10/202238 minutes 26 seconds
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Episode 77 - Ayurvedic Approach to Immunity and Immune Health with Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya

If modern medicine is not working for you, what do you do? Ayurveda, India’s 5,000 year old holistic healing medical system, is a great alternative and can help you alleviate illnesse that are difficult to treat using modern medicine.  Ayurvedic treatment protocol might seem primitive, but it is amazing how it can resurrect the immune system and eliminate auto-immune diseases. The immune system is responsible not only for infections, auto-immune diseases, and immunodeficiency, but also for cancer and flu pandemic infections.  The ayurvedic approach focuses on aligning our bodies with the rhythm of nature and balancing our energies to create optimal health. We are biological creatures, and if we align with nature, nature will always find ways to resurrect our bodies.  In this episode, Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, an ay
30/09/202244 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 76 - CBDA vs. CBD - Why CBDA Is More Effective And Efficient For Pain Relief With Stacy Cason

Cannabis and CBD has been quite the game changer for millions of people who are chronic sufferers. But have you heard of CBDA? CBDA is the compound before it's extracted to become CBD. CBDA potentially has higher effectiveness and can be more efficient than CBD at activating the serotonin receptor, which reduces anxiety and nausea.  CBDA is effective in treating anxiety and pain, insomnia, nausea, epilepsy, and other conditions like anxiety.  In this episode, Founder and CEO of Planetarie, Stacy Cason digs deep into her understanding of CBD and CBDA and why CBDA can potentially be an effective medicine to treat many different ailments. She also talks about the recent research on how CBDA can potentially prevent COVID-19. Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:</
23/09/202228 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 75 - How Cannabis and CBD Helps Women Over 40 Get Their Sexy Back with Dr. June Chin and Elana Frankel

How is your sex drive? Just because you are over 40, does it means no more sex? Definitely not, just because you are getting older does not mean that you have to say goodbye to sex. In fact, sex not only helps us with pleasure and getting shots of dopamine, but it also has some impactful health benefits both for our mind and body. And this has nothing to do with our age. Our sexual desires are not supposed to fade away just because we are aging.   If you find that your libido is sinking, or perhaps because of perimenopause you find your hormones have made intercourse painful, then cannabis or CBD can potentially help.  Cannabis is an anti-inflammatory and contains hundreds of cannabinoids that can help with relaxing the body
16/09/202216 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 74 - How to Obtain a Mexican Visa and Residency with Dr. Gabrielle Smith

Have you been scouring the Internet to find out what you really need to do to get a temporary visa to live in Mexico, or maybe you want to fast-track your permanent residency? When you search online, tons of information is available but are they reliable? Moreover, with so many pieces of information available, it can become overwhelming, and you don’t know what to believe and whom to believe. Retiring in Mexico city offers many benefits, from the diverse climate to the wide range of activities you can enjoy. For example, you can go on rainforest hikes or read a book by the beach, and you will have more free time and can do things you might have to put off until later. In addition, Mexico has excellent medical facilities, including many private facilities with high standards. If you're planning on retiring in Mexico, you must ensure you have all the information about the process and the dos and don’ts. <p class="p1"
09/09/202234 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 73 - How Cannabis and CBD can Help you Improve Your Sleep Issues With Dr. June Chin and Elana Frankel

Many people take lack of sleep as a normal disorder, but they don't know the causes and how to cure it. Insomnia is persistent, and an absence of sleep can lead to severe mental and physical ailments. Many have opted for different methods to help them curb their lack of sleep, like the use of alcohol. But did you know Cannabis or CBD is the best option for this defect? Cannabis and CBD have incredible healing power and can potentially provide relief and enhance your overall well-being. Because of information overload and not knowing whom to trust, people are still confused and overwhelmed about cannabis. But, with many individuals getting trained on medical cannabis and CBD, it is slowly gaining popularity. Physicians are integrating cannabis and CBD to cure various health issues, like severe pain, anxiousness, depression, stress, perimenopause, and so much more. People are getting more aware of its p
02/09/202226 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 72 - Why Puerto Vallarta is a great place to retire in 2022 with Taniel Chemsian

When we start to think about retirement, many people dream of moving to another city, town, or even a different country.   Perhaps they had always dreamed of moving abroad, but their job kept them from doing so.     For many North Americans, Mexico is an ideal place to retire.  It has year-round warm weather, close proximity to the U.S. and Canada, lower cost of living, good healthcare, and is safe depending on where you decide to live.  Over the last decade, Puerto Vallarta has become not only a very popular tourist destination but also an ideal retirement spot for thousands of retirees. Puerto Vallarta is nestled between the Sierra Madre mountains and Banderas Bay.  It is the only colonial port town in all of Mexico. <spa
26/08/202233 minutes 20 seconds
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071. Creating Mindfulness in Uncertain Times: Presence

In the final segment of our 6 part series on Creating Mindfulness in Uncertain Times, mindfulness teacher and emotional intelligence expert Michelle Maldonado guides us through managing the present and preparing for the future with emotional intelligence. She discusses what it means to be fully present—paying attention to what’s present in the mind, body, and external environment with an attitude of kindness and curiosity.  Want to watch it on video, check it out here: Be social with us Facebook/Instagram @thisismodernaging Learn more about Michelle at <span style= "font-weight:
11/02/202244 minutes 39 seconds
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070. Creating Mindfulness in Uncertain Times: Healthy Habits

In Part 5 of our 6 part series on Creating Mindfulness in Uncertain Times, mindfulness teacher and emotional intelligence expert Michelle Maldonado discusses how we can establish and keep sustainable healthy habits, create routine, and have go-to resources when things are not going our way. Awareness is the first step to disrupting bad habits and biased judgments. However, awareness must be followed by action — responsible, healthy, and wise action steps. Listen in to learn how to first recognize bad habits and judgments and second, take action to create healthy, sustainable change.
04/02/202244 minutes 49 seconds
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069. Creating Mindfulness in Uncertain Times: Keeping Authentic Connections

In Part 5 of our 6 part series on Creating Mindfulness in Uncertain Times, mindfulness teacher and emotional intelligence expert Michelle Maldonado dives into the topic of psychological safety. She reveals the key to achieving compassion, empathy, and ultimately psychological safety — authentic connection with others. She also shares valuable tools to help us stay connected such as having virtual family dinners, rediscovering old hobbies, and reaching out to help others.
28/01/202242 minutes 6 seconds
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068. Creating Mindfulness in Uncertain Times: Meditation

In Part 3 of this 6 part series on creating mindfulness, emotional intelligence expert and mindfulness teacher Michelle Maldonado discusses the importance of staying grounded during times of stress. She shares a meditation framework for beginners and alternative ways to practice meditation for those who already have a meditation practice. Learn more about Michelle at Be social with us!  Instagram and Facebook @thisismodernaging  
21/01/202241 minutes 58 seconds
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067. Creating Mindfulness in Uncertain Times: Moving from Fear to Empowerment

We all experience fear on some level - fear of the unknown, fear of money, fear of failure, the list goes on.  Fear is also often found underlying higher-level emotions expressed in the moment such as anxiety, anger, or jealousy. In Session 1, mindfulness teacher and emotional intelligence expert, Michelle Maldonado talked about the importance of understanding how you are feeling and where it manifests physiologically. In this episode, Michelle dives into the body and brain connection of emotions - specifically fear. She shares effective tools such as R.A.I.N., journaling, and four agreements in order to break the fear cycle and increase your cognitive resilience. Michelle Maldonado is the Founder and CEO of Lucenscia ( RECOMMENDED VIEWING & READING The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Work By Charles Duhigg<
14/01/202255 minutes 26 seconds
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066. Creating Mindfulness in Uncertain Times: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Many of us are feeling frustrated, anxious, and uncertain about the future.  In April 2020, Risa and mindfulness teacher and emotional intelligence expert, Michelle Maldonado, created a 6 part workshop to help people understand their feelings and tools to manage their anxiety and emotions.  This workshop was hosted on YouTube Live.  As times continue to be uncertain with the pandemic, the information and tools that Michelle shares continue to be highly relevant so we thought to share these lessons with you as we kick off 2022.  This week's session focuses on It's Okay Not To Be Okay.  We discuss how to understand how your body processes stress physically and emotionally, and helpful breathing practices to incorporate into your daily routine to reduce stress and anxiety. Learn more about Michelle at Want to watch the YouTube Live video?  <a href= "http
08/01/202244 minutes 20 seconds
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065. How to Not Diet and Lose Weight Permanently in 2022

If 95% of diets fail, how can you be a part of the 5% that succeed?  How can you become the healthiest version of yourself? If you are ready for a change, then you will want to take a listen to my 7 ways to lose weight before you start on that next diet.  You may discover that you don't need yet another fad diet, but rather a way to create healthier choices and habits.   It's not only about the food you eat and exercise, but the biggest hurdle is often your own mind.   Here are some links to the things I talk about in this podcast if you want to delve in deeper. At-Home Food Sensitivity Test, Women's Health Test and many others by Everly Well <a class= "yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href= "
31/12/202117 minutes 38 seconds
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064. Amazingly Affordable Living in Mazatlán, Mexico

What sets cities like Mazatlán apart from more popular spots like Puerto Vallarta?  For about 100 years, Mazatlán has been known as a port city and, interestingly, its tuna industry.  But now it's become a popular destination for foreigners.  In this episode, journalist and author of Why We Left, Janet Blaser dives into the culture, affordability, safety, and challenges of living in Mazatlán, Mexico. Want to know more about moving or retiring to Mexico? Check out our new program, Dream Retirement in Mexico For more info,
10/12/202140 minutes 57 seconds
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063. Buying 2 Homes in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Buying a property in Mexico can be tricky as a foreigner as it can be very different from buying property in North America. Ada and Stefan are from the San Francisco Bay area and fell in love Puerto Vallarta on a vacation a few years ago.  They have since purchased two homes there. In this episode, they discuss their journey to buying their first and then second home, what they love about Puerto Vallarta, and helpful advice for those who are thinking about moving to Mexico.
03/12/202136 minutes 42 seconds
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062. What to Know When Renting Property in Mexico

Are you thinking about moving or retiring to Mexico? If you are, then maybe you want to rent before diving in and purchasing a property. Today’s guest is Alma Piedra from Vallarta Dream Rentals. She shares important information you need to know about renting a property in Mexico such as rental prices in different areas, documents that foreigners need, how to score a bargain deal, and how to avoid scams. If you want to know more, then join our FREE LIVE WEBINAR - Dream Retirement in Mexico.  We will discuss where in Mexico you may want to settle, the basics of buying and renting property as well as healthcare options for foreigners. Dec 9, 12, and 15.  Pick the date and time that works best for you! Go to to register for free.
19/11/202122 minutes 27 seconds
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061. Retiring in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Nestled in the mountains in central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende is one of the top retirement destinations for foreigners. The perfect year-round spring-like weather, vibrant expat community, and artistic culture are only some of the reasons why San Miguel is so popular. Our guest today is real estate agent Veronica Alvarado. She shares all that makes San Miguel unique and everything you need to know if you want to retire there.
12/11/202121 minutes 54 seconds
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060. Ayurvedic Treatment for High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and Thyroid Issues

Ayurveda is one of the world's older holistic healing systems that originated and is still actively practiced in India.  Ayurvedic medicine believes that by balancing your dosha you can achieve optimal health.  Today Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, an Ayurvedic and holistic family doctor shows us how to use Ayurveda to help with many chronic conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and thyroid issues.   Dr. Bhattacharya is the author of Everyday Ayurveda: Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life in a Day.  
05/11/202119 minutes 38 seconds
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059. Let's Talk Low Libido, Women's Health and Menopause

Libidos are an essential part of a woman's health and important for relationships, yet so few of us talk about it. If you noticed a hormonal imbalance perhaps because of perimenopause you are not alone. In this episode, Dr. Renee Wellenstein, a board-certified OB-Gyn and functional medicine doctor, discusses why women may experience low libido, how to identify a low libido, and ways to get your sexy back. More about Dr. Wellenstein:
29/10/202128 minutes 48 seconds
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058. How To Plan For a Good Death with End of Life Doula Alua Arthur

Talking about death and dying does not have to be uncomfortable and morbid.  It is essential if you want to create a more peaceful end-of-life experience.  Aside from the emotional roller coaster, tying the loose ends of the lives of loved ones can be stressful and complicated. Having someone to answer questions and support you is invaluable. Alua Arthur, the Founder of Going With Grace, discusses how she became a death doula and supports people and families at any stage of death. Listen in to learn how you can better prepare and create a more peaceful death experience for your loved ones. Read more about Alua and her work at
22/10/202133 minutes 24 seconds
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057. What is Breathwork? Benefits of Breathing Exercises and Breathing Techniques

90% of us are bad breathers.  What does that mean?  It means  that most of us breathe through our mouths and not our noses.  Breathing fully and purposefully can lower stress, blood pressure, create more oxygen in the brain.  Inward Breathwork co-founders Amanda Laine and Harry Taylor are our guests today.  They explain how we breathe affects every cell in our bodies and how it can have a negative impact on our health and wellbeing if not done correctly. The good news is that we can re-activate our diaphragms and expand our lungs through foundational breathing techniques shared in this episode. Try a FREE Breathwork class!  Inward Breathwork Modern Aging listeners get 15% of all membership options.  Use code: MODERNAGING15  </
15/10/202133 minutes 40 seconds
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056. 5 Ways To Relieve Stress, Depression, Anxiety

We experience stress from work, life, relationships. It’s okay to feel stressed, but chronic stress can lead to serious health conditions. We all need to find ways to manage stress to prevent it from building up and negatively affecting our health. Risa shares 5 effective and easy tips to help you destress and get back on your feet.
01/10/20217 minutes 26 seconds
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055. Alternative Therapy For Pain Relief: Prolotherapy and Ozone Therapy

If you suffer from knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, ankle pain, or other pain, prolotherapy or ozone therapy may be a possible treatment option for you. Today’s guest is  Dr. Larisa Likver, MD, a physiatrist with a sub-specialty in pain management. Dr. Likver shares how physiatrists help discover the root cause of pain, the importance of having inflammation, and the effectiveness of prolotherapy and ozone therapy.
24/09/202129 minutes 1 second
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054. A Beginner's Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms - Reishi, Lion's Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps and Turkey Tail

Have you heard about the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms? Tony Shields, co-Founder of Fresh Cap, shares the health benefits and science behind some of the major medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Chaga, and Turkey Tail. Check out the show notes here. Modern Aging Listeners get 10% off their first purchase! Use Code: MODERNAGING Click Here for FRESHCAP website    
17/09/202131 minutes 33 seconds
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053. How to Shop For CBD Products: CBD Oil, CBD Gummies, Topical CBD

The CBD market is crowded, confusing and complicated.   It's hard to figure out what is the best product to buy and the information and misinformation can get overwhelming.  Tahira Rehmatullah is the CEO and co-founder of Commons, a new CBD product brand. She joins us today to share how she discovered the incredible health benefits of CBD and how it can help improve your physical and mental health. Commons' mission is to help customers get educated on medical cannabis and CBD so that they can make informed decisions before purchasing.  Take a listen to learn about the variety of CBD products available, how much CBD you should take, and what you should be looking for before you buy any CBD product.
10/09/202142 minutes 56 seconds
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051. Medical Cannabis and CBD For Women’s Health with Dr June Chin

Medical cannabis has helped thousands with anxiety, depression, cancer, Parkinsons, epilepsy, chronic pain, and neurological disorders. Integrative Cannabis physician, Dr. June Chin, dives into the science of Cannabis and CBD, its application to medicine, and how it can help you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, or sleep issues. JOIN OUR FREE WEBINAR WITH DR. JUNE CHIN Essential Guide to Cannabis and CBD For Women's Health Sept 30, Oct 3, Oct 6, 2021 go to: to register
03/09/202131 minutes 4 seconds
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050. Dermatologist Dr. Mamina and Her Mom Michiko's Japanese Skin Care Tips

As we get older, our skin changes so our approach for how we care for it should change as well. In this episode, we get back to basics with dermatologist Dr. Mamina Turegano and her mom Michiko.  Michiko shares some of her unconventional Japanese skin care and health tips like banana peel facials and onion skin tea.  At 72 years young and vibrant as ever, Dr. Mamina knows her mother is doing something right. You can check out their viral social media posts on Instagram and Tik Tok @drmamina.
27/08/202126 minutes
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049. Cancer Story of Inspiration and Holistic Soul Healing

Denise DeSimone is an author, documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, singer, ordained minister, cancer wellness coach, and throat cancer survivor. In this episode, Denise shares her cancer survivor story -- how she unconventionally "befriended" her cancer in order to help heal herself from the inside out.  Now over 15 years in remission, Denise has written a book and produced a documentary about her cancer journey, From Stage IV to Center Stage, and helps others change their mindsets around their cancer diagnosis in order to truly heal.
20/08/202130 minutes 5 seconds
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048. My Experience with End of Life and Death: Home Funerals, Green Burials and Cremation

Death of a loved one can be stressful for both the dying and their families. However, with proper planning and preparation, a beautiful, meaningful ceremony can be created to remember your loved one and provide comfort, love and even joy.   Amy Cunningham of Fitting Tribute Funeral Services was the Funeral Director for Risa's mother.   Risa's family decided to have a home funeral for their mother.  The resurgence of home funerals and other green options provide alternative choices for families who are looking to honor their loved ones in more personal. memorable ways.
13/08/202141 minutes 51 seconds
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046. Pilates, Somatic Movement, Strength Training: What Are The Essential Exercises For Women Over 40?

As we get older, we need to think about the best way to move our bodies for better mind body alignment and function. Physical therapist, Ada Wells, gives us practical advice on what we should do and should not do depending on where our bodies are in at in terms of strength, mobility, and physical structure.  Dr Wells has a online platform,, for women over 40 who are looking to maintain and improve their balance, movement and strength. Get a 7 Day FREE Trial for remote and live online exercise classes on Be Well Stay Well.
30/07/202136 minutes 11 seconds
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045. How To Overcome Setbacks and Stay Motivated

Meet physical therapist and fitness trainer, Dr. Laura Miranda. We talk about Laura’s personal setbacks including a serious accident, how she recovered, and what she learned in the process.  Laura shares techniques and tools that she used to help herself not only physically, but more importantly mentally.  
23/07/202128 minutes 45 seconds
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044. Simple, Attainable Ways to Reach Your Weight Loss and Health Goals

The first step to improving your nutrition is understanding what you eat, how you eat, and why you eat. Creating a balanced and nutritious meal doesn't have to be complicated, expensive, or time-consuming as it may seem. Health and nutrition coach Shanique Allen shares some tips on how to make it doable while creating a better, healthier diet for yourself.
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044. Simple, Attainable Ways to Reach Your Weight Loss and Health Goals

The first step to improving your nutrition is understanding what you eat, how you eat, and why you eat. Creating a balanced and nutritious meal doesn't have to be complicated, expensive, or time-consuming as it may seem. Health and nutrition coach Shanique Allen gives us helpful tips on how to provide a healthier diet and lifestyle starting with small, attainable steps.
16/07/202133 minutes 27 seconds
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043. The Keys to Staying Young at 62: African Dance + Whole Foods Plant Based Diet -

Kukuwa is a dancer and choreographer of Kukuwa Fitness. She created her own dance fusion by combining traditional African dance movements and fitness.  The main objective is to move every part of your body to maximize the workout and have fun.  Kukuwa also shares her nutrition and detox tips that she has been following since she was a little girl growing up in Ghana.   Her grandmother lived to be well over 100 so they are doing something right!   If you would like to watch the video version of this interview, head on over to Modern Aging's YouTube Channel. If you are interested in strength training, check out our program Get Strong Over 40 Free 7 Day Challenge!      
09/07/202132 minutes 42 seconds
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042. Struggling with Perimenopause, Menopause, Hormonal Changes and Weight Gain? What to Do

Perimenopause is a major transition that happens in every woman's life, yet it is not discussed publicly enough. Healthspan Scientist and Coach, Dr. Rachael Van Pelt, breaks down the science of what happens when a woman hits perimenopause, what symptoms we can expect to have (it's not all about hot flashes!) and what we can do about it.   Read more about Dr. Rachael Van Pelt - For show notes, click here. Visit us at    
02/07/202127 minutes 42 seconds
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041. Alzheimers Disease and Dementia Care Strategies with MSNBC News Anchor Richard Lui

MSNBC Anchor Richard Lui shares lessons he learned while caregiving for his father who was diagnosed with dementia 9 years ago. In addition to taking care of others, taking good care of yourself is vital. HIs experience inspired him to write Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness.   We've added a link if you are interested in purchasing his book. Listen in to learn how Richard balances eating healthy, exercising regularly, and finding joy in the difficulty. Check out the show notes here
25/06/202141 minutes 4 seconds
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040. Best Place to Retire: Cuernavaca, Mexico

Real estate agent Andrea Dolch Espinosa shares what it's like to live in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a small town about 90 minutes south of Mexico City.  Once known as being the "Hamptons of Mexico City," it is popular for its temperate weather - in the 70s most days. It is also known as "the city of eternal spring."  The wide variety of properties available, cost of living, access to great healthcare, and the close-knit ex-pat community make Cuernavaca a hidden gem as a retirement destination in Mexico.   Join Our FREE Dream Retirement in Mexico Webinar June 13, 15, 16, 2021 Go to for more information and to register.
11/06/202126 minutes 54 seconds
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039. Dream Retirement in Mexico with Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Agent Taniel Chemsian

Risa and Puerto Vallarta real estate agent Taniel Chemsian talk about their upcoming free Dream Retirement in Mexico webinar where they will discuss popular places you can live in Mexico, how to buy property and the basics of healthcare for foreigners. To register and for more info, visit FREE LIVE WEBINAR June 8, 9, 13, 16, 2021 Choose the date and time that best suits your schedule.
04/06/202118 minutes 45 seconds
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038. Moving to Playa del Carmen, Mexico: What You Need To Know

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico has boomed in recent years with its proximity to the U.S., gorgeous beaches, affordability and laid back lifestyle.  Local real estate agent Susana MacDonald moved to the region with her family over 10 years ago.  She shares what it really costs to live there, renting or buying real estate, and overall quality of life.     
28/05/202143 minutes 14 seconds
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037. Moving to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico during Covid

Originally from South Africa, Tracey and Glen lived in Tampa, Florida for years but always dreamed of retiring to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The Pandemic hit and it inspired them to move their plans up, and move there as soon as possible, instead of waiting until retirement. They sold their house, purged most of their belongings, and made the move to Cabo San Lucas.  They share their story and a few very helpful and practical hacks they discovered along the way.
21/05/202140 minutes 25 seconds
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036. Live Your Dream to Move Abroad and Retire in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

You are not alone if you have a tough time making your dream to move abroad a reality. In this episode, Taniel Chemsien talks about his experience moving to Puerto Vallarta and how you can make the move too. You owe it yourself to live your best life. Have confidence in your decision and don’t let anyone or anything hold you back.
14/05/202117 minutes 9 seconds
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035. Caregiving Tips for Aging Parents

Caring for aging parents at home comes with a lot of stress and anxiety, but when we prepare early and have conversations with our families about our parent's desires, then it can alleviate much of the pressure. In this episode, Retired Major General and AARP Caregiving Ambassador Tony Taguba and Risa talk about respite care, parent home care, mistakes in non medical home care and his personal experience with caregiving for his parents. What  you will learn: Tony’s experience with caregiving for family Resources to help you navigate the symptoms of  illnesses How to care for family members How to take care of yourself The importance of communication What we need to do better
07/05/202135 minutes 11 seconds
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034. Signs and Types of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need To Know

Getting a dementia diagnosis is one of the moments you hope never to experience. However, families need to know the difference between the types of dementia such as vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontal lobe dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Today’s guest is Alzheimer’s Care Strategist and Dementia coach Kerry Mills. She helps families manage the symptoms of dementia so that both the caregiver and care receiver can maintain a quality of life. In this episode, she talks us through the differences and types of dementia so that we can understand Alzheimer's Disease and what individuals who have Alzheimer's or dementia go through so that we can better support our loved ones.   What You Will Learn: <ul id="block-15923251-4245-419d-a1db-e9c37bfb88ca" class= "block-editor-rich-text__editable block-editor-block-list__block wp-block is-selected rich-text" tabindex="0" role="group" contenteditable="true" spellcheck="false" aria-multi
30/04/202136 minutes 57 seconds
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033. Seven Phases of Grief and Mourning

We all go through grief and mourning at some point in our lives. In this episode, I share the losses that I experienced this past year in hopes that we can discuss difficult life events with one another and assist in the healing process.
23/04/20219 minutes 46 seconds
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032. The Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy – Trigger Points, Cupping and Deep Tissue Massage

Massage is not just a spa treatment. There is a restorative benefit to massage that can help with lower back pain, cramps, muscle pain, and blood flow. Tune in to get some insight from Rebeca Fernandez, a licensed massage therapist, on how massage therapy can give you the physical and emotional release that your body needs.
16/04/202120 minutes 30 seconds
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031. Conscious Breathing and Its Amazing Health Benefits

Breathing is something very simple, but sometimes we forget to do it properly. We are joined by licensed acupuncture physician and conscious breathwork practitioner, Dr. Réquel Lopes, to teach us techniques to breathe deeper with fuller consciousness in order to work out tension, anxiety, emotions, and calm our nerves and attain a higher state of being.
09/04/202131 minutes 44 seconds
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030. Using Ayurveda To Treat Covid-19 Symptoms At Home

Ayurveda is India’s 5000 year old holistic medical practice and it has been used to treat and prevent the symptoms of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Ayurvedic and holistic family doctor, Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD, discusses some of Ayurveda’s basic pillars.
02/04/202140 minutes 29 seconds
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029. What Happens At The End of Life?

Dr. Christopher Kerr, Chief Medical Officer and CEO of The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, NY, shares what we need to know, separating fact from fiction in the death process. He also talks about the spiritual and uplifting experience that humans have towards the end of life.
26/03/202125 minutes 59 seconds
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028. Retire in Mexico: Buying Real Estate Tips in Puerto Vallarta and other coastal Mexican Cities

Overcome your fears and retire in Mexico! On this episode of Modern Aging is real estate agent Taniel Chemsian. Taniel shares tips on how to buy a house in Mexico and things you need to be aware of before you purchase real estate.
19/03/202125 minutes 33 seconds
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027. Coronavirus Chronicles: My Daughter Shares Her Symptoms and Recovery

Back in March 2020, my daughter, Ani, came home from school with symptoms of COVID-19, but fully recovered within a few days. Ani shares her experience with COVID-19 and how we were able to treat and contain the disease as a family.
12/03/202113 minutes 7 seconds
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026. What is Palliative Care?

Heather is a palliative care physician and she shares what palliative care really is. As a physician, she focuses on managing symptoms of distress of her patients and their family members.
05/03/202120 minutes 31 seconds
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025. Covid-19 Symptoms For 14 Weeks and Counting, Treatment and Recovery for Long Haulers

Personal trainer, Amanda Thebes, shares her journey as a Covid Long hauler. It took a long time, but Amanda is much better now. To support your recovery from Covid-19, she talks about her experience and shares overall wellness tips. 
26/02/202134 minutes 7 seconds
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024. Dating After 60, Find True Love at 70: How To Fall In Love Again

Are you interested in love after 60, finding romance after 50 or finding love after 70? Meet Mona Kreaden and Paul Lipton. They saw their opportunity at love shortly after they met on Fire Island and went after it.
19/02/202139 minutes 55 seconds
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023. How to Achieve Your Ideal Weight

If you’ve put on some quarantine weight because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone.Risa shares 9 Tips regarding nutrition, sleep, exercise, motivation and much more to help you reach your ideal weight.
12/02/202111 minutes
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022. How To Live Healthy, Improve Your Quality of Life and Increase Longevity

Dr. Rachael Van Pelt, Healthspan Scientist and Coach, talks about the importance of healthspan and ways we can increase longevity and improve our health.  Though much of our attention is paid to lifespan, unless we can live with the quality of life we desire, how much value does lifespan have?    
05/02/202130 minutes 24 seconds
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021. The Importance of Strength Training For Women Over 40

Risa and fitness trainer Tina Tang chat about the importance of strength workouts especially for women over 40. They discuss how to get and stay motivated, exercise for middle age beginners, and why strength training is critical during menopause.
29/01/202125 minutes 10 seconds
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020. The Importance of Physical Therapy and How To Move As We Age

Physical Therapist Melissa Lam walks us through the importance of keeping our bodies mobile with physical exercise as we grow older.  Muscle mass deteriorates at 1% each year after we turn 30.  Strengthening our muscles and bones through resistance training, weight training, and balance work is essential to maintain our independence and optimize our health.
22/01/202131 minutes 43 seconds
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019. Moving to Boquete, Panama

We chat with Jim White about retirement in Boquete, a small town in the mountains of Panama. Jim retired at age 43 and moved to Boquete, Panoma with his family in 2019.
15/01/202123 minutes 35 seconds
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018. Tips For Financial Footing and Freedom

Money stress is everywhere because we are all living in a time of uncertainty due to Covid-19. Manisha Thakor talks about how to budget your money to relieve some of your stress.
08/01/202147 minutes 16 seconds
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017. Valuable Life Lessons from a 95 Year Old

Betty Zimmer is 95 years old so she has a thing or two to share when it comes to longevity and the lessons learned in life. She shares important life lessons – how to live in the moment and how to live to the fullest. Her simple thoughts on the importance of mindful meditation are essential to long life that is inspirational and mindful. Although her sight and hearing are huge challenges for her, she lives completely and fully with an abundance and a quality of life that all would envy. But that is because her heart remains full. Thanks to Nozomi Terao for allowing me to tag along on this visit.
25/12/20208 minutes 34 seconds
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016. Estate Planning

Do you want to have a health care directive and financial attorney in place in case of an unfortunate event? Learn how to legally prepare for an unfortunate circumstance with estate lawyer, Charlie Jones.
18/12/202032 minutes 58 seconds
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015. Long Battle With Covid and Home Treatment Plan to Recovery

Risa interviews a family friend Elaine who got COVID-19 back in the Spring.  60+ years old, she battled many of the typical symptoms of cough, fever, night sweats, extreme lethargy that went on for months. But she finally turned a corner and hopes to bring some hope and light to others that are suffering from Covid-19.  “You hear all the bad stories, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen to you.”
11/12/202018 minutes 34 seconds
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014. Moving to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Risa's good friend Susanna started coming to Playa del Carmen 14-15 years ago and fell in love. She shares why you should consider retiring to Playa del Carmen and what to expect if you decide so.
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014. Best Place to Retire: Moving to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Real Estate Agent Susana MacDonald started coming to Playa del Carmen 14-15 years ago and fell in love.  Originally from Colombia, she lives in the US for 25 years before moving to Mexico.  She shares why you should consider retiring to Playa del Carmen and what to expect if you decide so.
04/12/202034 minutes 59 seconds
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013. Medicare vs Medicaid Explained

Medicare is the national health insurance program for those 65 and over and those with a disability.  Medicaid is the national health insurance program for those who live below the poverty line.  Did you know that Medicaid can also help pay for long-term healthcare costs if you plan correctly?   Elder law attorney, Linda Redlisky shares the differences between the programs and what you need to know to ensure that your elder loved one's health costs are covered.
27/11/202036 minutes 28 seconds
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012. What is Hypnotherapy? How Hypnosis Can Heal Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Illness

Hypnosis is one of the world's oldest forms of medicine dating back over 5,000 years ago.  Hypnosis states were used for healing.  By using focused thoughts and reducing peripheral awareness, one is able to change their behavior thus affecting his/her physical body.  Lisa Ludovici, a medical support hypnosis practitioner, shares how you can command your mind to naturally heal and nourish your body.
20/11/202045 minutes 49 seconds
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011. How Medical Cannabis Works

In this episode of Modern Aging, Risa shares a recorded visit from 2019 with her mom, her sister, and cannabis doctor Dr. June Chin.  Dr. Chin has been treating patients with medical cannabis for over 20 years.  This consultation contains useful information about how medical cannabis can be used to treat Parkinson’s Disease among many other illnesses.
13/11/202021 minutes 5 seconds
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010. Treating Covid-19 At Home With Ayurveda and TCM

One of Risa’s friends developed Covid symptoms in March at the beginning of the pandemic.  She treated her Covid symptoms with a combination of Western medicine, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at home. She had a wide range of early signs such as cough, sore throat, nausea  and extreme fatigue.  As we discover more about this virus, learn some effective integrated treatments for flu-symptoms or Covid-19 at home.
06/11/202021 minutes 6 seconds
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009. Vitamin D, Zinc, Sleep, Stress Management - Boost Your Immune System to Fight Flu, Colds, Covid-19

Dr. Pamela Yee, MD is a functional medicine doctor who is board certified in internal medicine and holistic medicine. In practice, she takes time to fully understand her patients individually by diving deep to find the root cause of a particular problem. As we continue to battle Covid-19, Dr. Yee shares many ways in which we can all boost our immune system as cooler weather rolls around. In this conversation, she talks about the four foundations of the immune system: sleep, stress, exercise, and diet in addition to the supplements you should take.
30/10/202057 minutes 23 seconds