Episode 231 |

Release Trauma through TRE with David Berceli

It has become commonplace to talk about being "triggered." While becoming part of the lexicon, this concept is more than just a buzzword. Acknowledging these emotional triggers provides a greater awareness of how our past can continue to affect us. PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, doesn’t just affect war heroes and first responders. We’ve all suffered trauma in our childhood, especially if you use the definition of trauma being anything less than nurturing, which I learned from previous guest, Brent Charleton. Traumatic experiences can alter our emotional responses and create problematic neural pathways. Plus, that trauma lives in our bodies as tension and stress.  But this trauma doesn't just cause anxiety and back pain. This trauma can keep our bodies stuck in a suboptimal state. Thankfully, there’s a solution to this, and to tell us all about it, we have Dr. David Berceli joining us. He's an international author, presenter, and trainer in the areas of trauma intervention, stress reduction, and resiliency & recovery training. He has lived in war-torn countries and natural disaster zones around the world. And he is the creator of the TRE, or "Tension and Trauma Release Exercises". TRE releases stress and trauma from the body through exercises that bring balance to the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.  If you or someone you love suffers from stress or trauma, you’re going to want to hear what David has to say. Leaving it unmanaged is like driving a car with the emergency brake engaged.  So let’s get started!

Episode 230 |

Detoxify Your Brain with Dr. David Perlmutter

Something I learned in my Kabbalah class is when you focus on darkness, you attract more darkness. When you focus on the light, you get more light. Our brains work similarly, in that they have an incredible amount of neuroplasticity that we can literally mold through our daily habits, whether it's our sleeping, eating or consumption habits. We have the power to optimize them for better health and inner peace in our lives.  But we don't always make the best lifestyle choices for our future, especially in this day and age of social media addiction, a culture of convenience providing apps that make everything and anything available in an instant and information overload. Our poor eating and sleeping habits affect our prefrontal cortex, which is the area of our brain, which allows us to plan strategically for our future, have more empathy, and think more rationally. A poor lifestyle is fueling poor behavioral patterns, which ultimately lead to a poor state of overall emotional and physical wellbeing.  My guest today is Dr. David Perlmutter, a Board Certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author of the books Brain Wash, Grain Brain, Brain Maker, and more. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He's also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, Columbia University, Scripps Research Institute, New York University, and Harvard University. He serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Join us as we take a closer look at the human brain and discuss ways you can rewire and reframe your mindset. Whether it's weight loss, work-life balance, or maintaining good relationships, Dr. Perlmutter's expert advice is incredibly valuable, but as he cautions in this episode, only if you take it and run with it. 

Episode 226 |

Your Superfood Cheat Sheet with David “Avocado” Wolfe

Living in the information age comes with a price. That price is overwhelm. We are drowning in data, and we desperately want to know who and what we can trust online. Especially when it comes to high stakes issues, such as our health and longevity. It’s important to be discerning, to not simply accept conventional wisdom, and to assess the incentives that may influence a health expert’s position on a topic. One of the biggest factors in our health is the food we eat. Honestly, how much of what you consume is nutrition-dense? Hey, I’m guilty too. But armed with some new, well-curated information, you’re about to get healthier, my friend. That’s because my guest for this episode 226 is David "Avocado" Wolfe. He's a nutritionist, a super foodist, an orator, an herbalist, a chocolatier, and an organic farmer. You probably heard his name before, but if you haven't, he's a big deal on social media. He has a following on Facebook of 12 million. He's the Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity space. David has over 25 years of experience, and he’s hosted 3000 live health events. I’m excited for you, because you are about to become a superfoods aficionado. Let’s get on with it

Episode 225 |

Intensify Your High-Intensity Training with Ratna Singh and Ulrich Dempfle

I'm really excited about this episode of Get Yourself Optimized because I was in full immersion into using the device we are going to talk about and I think it's going to be pretty interesting and potentially transformational for you, listeners. My two guests for this episode are Ratna Singh and Ulrich Dempfle. Ratna is the founder and CEO of CAR.O.L. She is a microbiologist, a McKinsey consultant, and an advertising guru with two kids. She never had the time to exercise until she invented CAR.O.L. Jogging was an option so with this stationary bike, called CAR.O.L with AI, she's transforming the fitness industry. Dave Asprey loves this bike. I had a personal conversation with him about it. This isn't just hype. He actually does endorse it privately so I was pretty impressed. Ratna invented CAR.O.L to solve the world's fourth deadliest problem, inactivity.  Ulrich is also a founder and the Chief Product Officer. He is a serial entrepreneur. He's an ex-Price Waterhouse Cooper's director, and leading machine learning and AI in the healthcare space. He is also an ex-McKinsey senior engagement manager and a mechanical engineer. 

Episode 224 |

The Hazards of Everyday Products with Dr. Anthony Jay

Many diseases today are caused by hormonal imbalances and the common denominator, the chemicals found in our food and personal care products. These nasty chemicals can cause diseases like cancer, obesity and Alzheimer's. Some have even been linked to depression. Before you place a product in your shopping cart, you need to know what it's made of and whether the manufacturer can be trusted. Furthermore, your genetics can play a pivotal role in whether that product is good for you or bad for you. So it really pays to have your DNA analyzed.  My guest for this episode number 224 is Dr. Anthony Jay. He's a Mayo Clinic scientist, DNA consultant and author of the book, Estrogeneration, which is all about how estrogenic substances are messing with our biology. Anthony hosts the Chagrin and Tonic YouTube show and podcast and he has a Ph.D. in biochemistry. It's time to get savvy about what you put in and on your body and what's in your genes. You owe it to yourself and to the generations that will follow you. So let's get into it.