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Justifying Pandemic Weight Gain Is Sneaky...Is It Poison Punch?
"I have been seeing this left. And right and also like things that people have been like sending me and all of that kind of stuff. And i feel like i've been seeing it like plastered everywhere like like weight. Gain is totally fine. You were like surviving a pandemic. And i think the reason that this to me feel so poisoned punchy is that not like it's rationalizing or like justifying weight gain right like it's okay like like what if the sentence ended there like it's okay to gain weight period. Yeah i get that. Okay i get that and i think i think like the the reason that we're seeing more and more is like particularly i see like the world is opening up right like summer's here. People are doing more things. Maybe wearing clothes. Like all of those types of things. And i think it was created or like the people who are perpetuating messages. It's like done with the best best of intentions right like it's make people feel comfortable safe like reassurance like all of those types of things but i think like i one of the reasons i wanted to talk about this like it's an example of messaging. That seems normal and and maybe even helpful but there's a lot of a lot of punch punch to it. Let's unpack let us unpack. Well yeah so. I thought it might be interesting to talk about why this messaging feels like punch so like we said like the first thing is like this justification of weight loss right. It's like he needing a reason essentially to like have gained weight so like weight gain is acceptable. If there's an obvious or concrete reason for it i think the first point that makes it punchy kinda like pregnancy. yeah exactly it's like. Oh yeah yeah like. Of course of course gain is like emir care like a human and then there is that emily. But then you have to bounce back pretty quickly because you can't stay a troll. Yes and i feel like i see that. See that so many places to write like people like. Yeah i've gained weight. 'cause i'm taking this medication or like there's just so much there's always trying to like pinpoint a reason. Why when really it's like. Life is meant to ebb and flow. Our bodies are meant to you. Evan flow and change with seasons of life with our life with all the things and so. It's just perpetuating the message. That weight gain is acceptable in certain contexts. And not in
Invisa-Wear: Jewelry That Can Save Your Life With Founder Rajia Abdelaziz
"We've often said how important it is to have a woman's point of view when it comes to tech so when we heard about the remarkable personal security devices from a company called invis- aware we knew the point was proven once again invis- aware calls itself quote jewelry. That can save your life. It's bracelets necklaces keychains. An even crunchies users to quickly and discreetly call for help. The invisible products like elegant accessories. A far cry from the bulky panic. Buttons were used to downer of invis- aware is twenty six year old raja abdelaziz a frightening encounter one night when she was undergrad. Engineering student led her on a quest for truly wearable security devices. We talked to roj about what makes invisible special and why tech needs more women like her. Here's what she had to say. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you so much for having me. I'm honored to be featured on the podcasts. So tell us about invis- aware what does it do. And how it work exactly and misery create smart jewelry and accessories. That can literally save your life. They look like necklaces. Bracelets chains even have them in fitness bands crunchies but they all have a button hidden on the back. If you double press the button it immediately alert up to five loved ones that you need help. It shares the link to your exact location and can also optionally contact nine. One one and viz aware is backed by. Adt the number one name in security. And what inspired you to create. in bizarre. I never really meant to start. A company at all happened by accident while i was in college. I had a scary situation where i was followed by group of guys while i was walking back to my car. The car full of guys stopped to in one of them started to get out. Although i have my phone with me. There wasn't enough time to unlock it to call for help. I had so many people knew that were less than a block away. But i couldn't look at the attackers and asked them to pause until it called the loved one or called nine one one thankfully it wasn't her and i was able to get to my car safely but in that moment i realized how important it is to protect yourself and your loved ones
The Importance of Self-Awareness Within Self-Care With Alex Elle
"I so love the way that you complicate this idea of self care and the fact that you name self awareness has being such a key component. Because you're right about that in your book after the rain that like your flawed like we all are right and you're learning hard lessons that needed to be learned but a lot of it was from not being self aware of who you were and your actions at the time And using that as an excuse to not learn to do better right. So i talk about that. Aladdin after the rain in the first chapter called change. Which is everyone's favorite chapter. I talk about like transitioning from working a nine to five nine years ago now to being in my career to how much up. I was an awful employees at one point to how i stepped into like really being a great employee and then faced some really challenging issues with my then boss and it really shows the duality of self awareness from grown from and where i was going And i think change plays a big role in my life. Because i've had to change so much and i've gotten really comfortable with being more okay with change and with learning that i always have worked to do and i think that's part of being a student of life is knowing that we will continue to expand and hopefully learn and grow until you know the day we transition off this planet and i think that that's extremely valuable and important especially as a black woman in this work in this
Overcoming Emotional Eating and Ditching Diets With Shari Broder
"I think that's something we sometimes we don't know. Am i hungry. Am i do. I need water. Am i board. Do i need a break. How can we really tune in and figure out if it's a hunger cue verses i need something emotionally or just something else in my life. Yeah well people easily first of all in our culture we don't really think about hunger and eating we don't associate the to. I mean obviously people think i'm hungry. I need to eat something but so many people do so much more than that without you know they eat. Because there's free samples at trader joe's or there's not any more from But you know or because they're at a party or because somebody put candy in the candy bowl. There's so many reasons that people eat. Now that were. They don't even think about whether they're hungry and advertising psycho. You know get a pizza and just call this number. And we don't think about hunger and then on top of that. I it sometimes is hard. Especially if that's been your orientational to just not associate. Eating and hunger is distinguishing between physical hunger. And what. I call head hunger. Which is when your brain's telling you eat something and for a lot of people that's hard. It's hard to distinguish but it really is. Hunger is a physical sensation. And maybe you. And i may experience it differently or not but you really need to get to know it and it's sort of like you have to urinate. Nobody has to tell you just know. It's a feeling right and so you go to the bathroom. Well hunger the same way but people just some people haven't experienced a long time and so they got what it feels like. It makes a lotta sense. Because i think we use food in so many different ways and in this country many of ice have access to food at any time that we think we might want it and so i think a lot of times. It really isn't that question it's just well. It's the time of day that i eat. Yup or you know this thing is happening in my life. I want celebrate. Or i am sad and i need to enjoy the pint of ice cream. Or what have you know even past that point of the physical discomfort because because it fills a wade supposedly you know for something that we feel that we
Is It Possible to Affair-Proof Your Marriage?
"Ing what does affair proofing. Your marriage even mean. I'm laughing because you're told not because of the subject matter. I take really serious. But i think the tone of incredulity is probably well placed because after all. We can't affair proof our marriage marriages in the sense of making one hundred percents free of any possibility of affairs but we routinely use language like fireproofing or any other building or drown proofing our own children and it doesn't mean a little monsters can't be drowned if we really put our minds to it but it means that there are less likely to drown. They fall out a boat in the same way. I think we can. Dramatically reduce the odds of affairs just happening by grappling with the subject matter and taking some intelligence steps. But i'm over on the other side. I'm thinking hey if you don't want to be affairs in your marriage than don't sheet like in my mind it's a simple. The research does very clearly state that people who consider themselves honest. People are falling prey to this slow. Really when you think about it. Human behavior is the result of causality. Right it's the result of choice and people choose to engage in certain behaviors and some of those behaviors. Make it less likely that an affair will occur and some of course will make it more likely than an affair will occur. The problem. i think is typically. We're so uncomfortable with talking about sexuality that we want to reduce it to a moral diagnosis. And then say well then. Just don't do it. You know don't have affairs. Don't have sex outside of marriage don't have sex before marriage. And for god's sakes don't masturbate in fact while we're at don't even think about sex because that's the same too but if we embrace humor normal human sexuality that would include everyone having thoughts and feelings and fantasies and and sometimes behaviors. That are problematic and if we can just embrace that reality in which we live then we can we can begin to intelligently manage our sexuality
Dr. Neal Barnard on Lowering Your Cholesterol
"Now to raise our health. Iq's talk about high cholesterol. What's the best way to lower it. Let's find out right now with dr bernard. Here's the question. This is the first one right out of the gate. it's a. It's a really good one that we got from stephanie. And she writes. My cholesterol has gotten high enough. That i have become concerned. I've seen on your show that a whole foods plant based diet can help but are there any foods that are more effective than others. Well great question and thank you for asking it because you are not alone. Heart disease is extremely common and high is one of the big drivers of it Let's take the first part of what you said. A whole foods plant based i can help. Yes just getting the animal products off. Your plate is going to help a lot. Because that's the main source of saturated fat because your cholesterol to go up and it also cholesterol's in animal products in really. Isn't it planned products to any significant degree so just getting the animal products off your plate. That's job one doing that. Or if you're doing sort halfway and like here's a little cheese every now and then don't do that get rid of it all no animal products for for most people that really solves the problem But then the other part of the question is are there some things that are really especially helpful Yeah there are a couple of things that is helpful to avoid tropical oils like coconut oil and palm. What they're almost as bad as butter them. Things to add soy products seemed to have a little bit of extra cluster lowering power same with oats. You've heard the oatmeal commercials saying the lawyer issue Not a lot but along with healthy puppies. You will see overall a huge effect on your
How to Be More Present in Your Intimate Relationships
"To be present. Try to be president. I really believe niece does. It's like when when couples have learned mindfulness when both of them have learned how to be self aware in the moment to be able to come openly into the moment and be there with the other person in full presence not stuck five years ago present. Everything changes will say what our partners our spouses our our relationships. Our families want from us isn't more presence like material presence like christmas gifts his presence. They want more sense that we are grounded right here with them attentive to them accepting of them in the moment with them not trapped in old stories not angry about the stress or the you know freaking out about the worries of next week or next month bills but rather at dinner with them in the moment with them on the walk with them living in the present with them in this one i would guess probably brought up because it's so important in times of conflict to be present with them and to be i would say if i had to think about like my presence with denise were when we're struggling or when we're argument i would say if i could give my like i knowing knowing what she needs in that moment. More than what. I'm kind of built or i was condition to is is. I grew up. Is that presence with tenderness.
Self-Objectification and Becoming More Than a Body With Dr. Lindsay Kite
"You mentioned a couple of times self objectification and so for those people who haven't read your book can't please go read it but for them for those. Who haven't could you describe what you mean by self objectifications. Everyone's on the same page. Yeah so self objectification we feel like is really the missing piece of the puzzle in these body image conversations that people have been having for the last twenty years or so self objectification is the practice of envisioning your body from the outside. You're really just monitoring it for how it looks imagining how it appears to other people even when you're by yourself so part of women's mental energy is consistently dedicated to monitoring how we appear and then we view an evaluate and value ourselves outweigh to yuli from an outsider's perspective so self objectification. It takes this holistic sense of self where you are in your body. Of course you're visible person. With an appearance that matters to other and their perception has an impact on you but it makes that the only focus and it splits us from ourselves so it takes us from inside. Our bodies is our home as carefree kids without awareness of how other people see us without that self judgment really seeping in and preventing us from really living our fullest lives and being home in our bodies and it splits us so that we are then watching our bodies from the outside making sure they look right that were closed in the right ways wearing the right things and this splits identities into from a whole person to the person who is really fixated on appearance. Where part of your mental energy is just sapped. It's distracted your physical energy also distracted when you're adjusting your clothes. All the time when he tried to sit in the most flattering position or walking away. That you know you're keeping your gut sucked any of your up. So the double chin isn't showing this self objectification is what keeps us. Trapped in our bodies as prisoners instead of our bodies as our homes
The Complicated Relationship Between Blackness and Veganism
"One thing that we have not talked about on this podcast. I don't think is the idea of kind of some people within the black and brown community Who who wanna kind of push for this concept of like vegan eating d. Call your diet Which i understand. Inter i i understand decolonize but i feel like there's a lot of that is misinformed and the language can often be you know. Stop eating meat for black liberation and also lose weight in the process. Can we talk about that just like. How is that unhelpful. Oh my god. So many layers right So it's it's it's a lot to unpack. Yeah see because this is so hard to articulate Just like just like you know to be up front. I feel like anyone who might sympathize with the idea that like the the solution like the first of all. You can't decolonize your diet you know like. That's not a thing like that's not would decolonization means Decolonization is not a metaphor. If anybody needs a reference for that. I can send them a very good article that everybody claims to have read but nobody seems to have read. What article way mom. What article because in the show notes. Also can you just give a brief synopsis of how you cannot recall niger. So decolonization is not a metaphor. That's literally the name okay of the article and it's from eve talk and k wayne yang. We often used the word decolonized to mean that. Like were gonna. We're gonna apply social justice lens to something when that's not really what that means. Decolonization means that. We're giving land back to native peoples like that's that is the definition or it.
Anxiety, Explained with Luana Marques
"Do you define anxiety. So i think there are lots of definitions but less think about it and overestimation of threat in the rest of nation of your ability to actually handle that threat it's really related to what you're saying to yourself right. Anxiety affects our thoughts. Our emotions our behaviors really our prediction. That we can't handle what's gonna be thrown at us. This is navigating the world fretful frightfully. Both in terms of the challenges we face and our resources. It's absolutely right now. We imagined that resources are not going to be enough to handle. Whatever it is predicting is about to happen. That will have a negative impact. What do we know about what exactly does to the brain. Zaidi really often turns on our amid la the old lizard brang and allows us to start preparing for five flight or freeze in extreme signs of anxiety. It also does something unique about our ability to think it turns off. Our prefrontal cortex should say it is just not as activity. So that's why often when somebody comes to me and says hey i'm anxious and i can't think straight and that's absolutely right. Your brain is just not working. it's best when designing it becomes too much. It's so interesting. Because i mean this is sometimes referred to as the amid della hijack that you get activated the libertarian gets going the repealing folds of the brain are activated and the newer parts of the brain. The prefrontal cortex which does are planning and rational thinking the ability to use that goes close to zero. Sometimes it really does because we don't have some things to run for an alliance in fact the body shuts down a lot of the oregon's so if you are really in a threat situation often people are gonna say in a stomach ache or a have in. I'm sweating that's your body. Just preparing you for dealing with what needs to be dealt with. It would just keeping you safe. And you don't really think in fact you don't
Retrain Your Brain to Boost the Happy Chemicals With Loretta Breuning
"You talk a lot about how we an rewire our brains and about the chemicals or the hormones in fact that our happiness can you start by giving us a framework for how you came to this discovery and what these four months are. I was a management professor for twenty five years and i was frustrated with the low motivation that i saw around me and that got me into studying human motivation for myself and i was thrilled when i stumbled on research about how the motivational chemicals working animals. Because it was so easy to see how this is really what's going on with us. So i'm talking about dopamine serotonin oxytocin and endorphin they make us feel good in ways that are verbal brain may idealized but in animals. It's so easy to see that. These chemicals motivates survival behavior by making them feel good so animals so you studied animals because you identified that there was some similarity between our brain and the brain to chimpanzees or visit all animals house. That's what amazed me so much. Because i read something about chimpanzees and then i read about another species and the same behavior pattern and another specie so basically i went down the ladder for smaller and smaller cortex and i've even gazelles dame horror. Survival behaviors that stimulate our happy unhappy chemicals. The only difference with the size of the cortex information you involve in second guessing near i m pulse about which step which action will be good for you or not good for you.
The Importance of Exercise for Weight Loss With Dr. Kersten Kimura
"So get us. Then what do you think. How important is exercise when someone has a the school. And what kind of exercise you recomend. Yes course exercise as important But i would say that the diet is still the number one when it comes to weight loss in fat loss but yes Is a great support in. Of course that he's also show that those people who do both of these things nicely support each other. So there's somebody who. is only focusing on a diet but is not exercising. Yeah they can lose weight but the results are better at also. Because of the lifestyle has changed a lot of times. People feel like i'm more active. I also want to eat better or vice versa. I'm eating better now. I going move my body more so like this nice correlation between these two things but of course the other part when it comes to exercise also just energy burn you know calorie burn and then the third one is really important as muscle building because exercise Most the resistance training than it does help you help us to increase metabolism because we are building muscle muscles related active tissue that That we need to be able to increase our basic Metabolic rate which we mentioned previously to so the rates at which your body burns calories so Exercise is very important. And i think people get a lot better results when they do. Of course incorporate exercise to now what kinds of exercise. I am a big fan of resistance training or strength training for muscle building and than walking so walking simply everyday movement. Also not just necessarily walking step you do around the house Taking care of the kids running errands all these things. Add up actually and their way really good way to gently increase. Your calorie burn so exercise. A lot of times. People think that their formal exercise is the biggest game. Changer rain like i have to do like these really are Crispy gossip or just do one a day. I'm good but actually. What are you doing other twenty three hours of your day right so that's also really important so staying in motion as much as you can a. Is really good way to support your weight. Loss in atlas efforts.
How to Save Your Brain in an Hour a Week
"Are already righty. Welcome back dr tom. O'brien super excited to have you on the hugh thank jayjay. It's always a blast. Where together whether it's in person the dance floor or Over the internet. I love having you over to cook. Cheo sound I am really excited about this new book now. Everybody knows you knows. You're like the gluten dock and you're all about autoimmune and send. You're writing this book. You can fix your brain an hour week to the best. Now let me tell if i strikes the best memory sleep and productivity or something like that productivity in sleep that that you've ever had yes there you got. Well we all want that. But what the heck like wh where are you going with this. Like what's really good question. You know We we know that we do as a primary initiator of inflammatory mechanisms. The body almost everyone now knows that every degenerative disease is a disease of inflammation at the cellular level. You're always on fire. The question is is it a brain salary. Kidney cell is a gasoline or kerosene. But it's always inflammation and most of us have heard something about wheat and gluten. That it's a it's a problem for many people turns out and harvard's published studies on this. I've got five studies on this. Everyone gets intestinal permeability the leaky gut every time. They're exposed to wheat every time. Okay i want is to scream that one out. Because i know that you and i have taken a lot of hits for this i actually had some I got got tweeted at by an already saying you are dangerous or telling people. They shouldn't eat gluten. They're going to get nutrient deficiencies. I'm like no they're going to get nutrient deficiencies from eating gluten. So saying that again. What does do the everyone everyone. No human has the digestive enzymes to break wheat down. Completely into amino acids the best we can do is break it down into clumps of proteins clumps of peptides and these clumps of peptides are are inflammatory to every human
Mid-Year Check-In: Are You Being Accountable to Yourself?
"The question of accountability. I love this question for several reasons. Now i it says account dash ability. I love this. One is because you actually have the ability to account for how far you came this year now. Let me explain what that means. Personal accountability means you stated promises to yourself. You took the actions and you fulfill them. You were accountable for how you showed up and how you perform each day accountability. Also means you'd be able to measure that you'd be able to take into account that so what does accountability really mean. Accountability really means you set up some systems of measurement. For your success. I know this is where it was. Jesus put some balloons up dancing bears. Can we have some positivity. Here i started with positivity. Now i'm going to go right to your face. What did you fail to take accountability for. Did you fail to take accountability for the fact that you promised to get your health in order. Did you fail to take accountability for your actions. So you're still blaming your spouse for your results. Did you fail to take accountability for the fact that you got pay some taxes. You still laid on. Did you fail to take accountability for your credit card debt this year. Like i just want you to think. Broadly i told you the beginning. This is a conversation. This is like a good old conversation with. uncle coach. Brendan and so. Where did you fail. Accountabilities piece i know that's hard but high performers are not uncomfortable with this conversation that we got to be very comfortable with our measuring sticks and have this conversation. I can tell you where mine were. Accountability i missed a ton of team calls this year. I fail to take accountability for me to make sure that every single week i got my team calls. I own that i'm aware of it. I'll do better next year. It's important for us to be able to look at ourselves and say you know what that piece. I wasn't as accountable towards my wife at the first five months of this year as i had promised her. When we move to puerto rico. I should have been more available to her. I should've doted on her more. I should have made sure she was set up as much as i was trying to set up the business in the studio and things and you know i should have had more wind nights with my wife this year like i'm accountable for that because i want to be a good husband and it doesn't make me feel sad. I'm not getting mad at myself. I'm being realistic. And i'm observing my own
How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits
"Of us have at least a few items on our list of things we quote unquote should be doing whether you want to start meditating or incorporate any other new habit there's amazing science that can help guide us to the results that we want. So what do we know about setting ourselves up for success. When it comes to creating healthy habits. Dr hyman spoke to journalists and the host of the ten percent happier podcast. Dan harris about his own johnny into meditation. And how just one minute. A day may be enough to get. You started with a regular practice. I had been assigned to cover faith spirituality for abc news. And i didn't want that assignment nine percent this stuff at all. It actually turned out to be great for me. And i met a lot of interesting people and that ultimately led me to reading a book by eckhart totally. He was the first person i ever heard. Describe the fact that we have a voice in our heads this inner narrator. That's diam wearing all the time at us. Mostly thinking about the pastor the future crazy and your head. Yeah or the buddha calls at the monkey mind but i had never heard that theory before. That was a major a moment for me. Because i realized okay. This is just intuitively true. A and b this theory about the human situation that we have this nonstop voice in our heads really explains why how. I had a panic attack. Because the voice in my head my ego my inner narrator Is what sent me off to war zones without thinking about the psychological conferences. And i came home and i got to press. Didn't even really know it. And that did this dumb thing self medicating so that was. That was really interesting to me. And then i started looking at the science. And then i started thinking okay. Maybe i'll try this. And as soon as i tried it. I realize this is not you know like hacky sack or you know. Lighting incense is not some hippy. Pastime this is a this is exercise for your brain. It's it's happens without effort in other words. You just have to do. The practices like exercise. You do the exercising our body shape whether you like it or not and yes it happens in that way and in a you can read about all you want but unless you begin to know your mind which is what meditation helps you do. It's like slowdown what's going on. It's not like blank slate. You closure is in your in bliss and that's not how goes right. It's a very. It's a very interesting way to sort of reset your relationship to yourself to your world experience to the meaning you give things and everything sort of shifts whether you want to make it shift not as is the act of doing
Motor Neurone Disease: Intense Exercise Increases Risk, Say Scientists
"In Britain say intense exercise increases the risk of motor neuron disease in people who are genetically vulnerable. The condition can dramatically shortens people's lives affecting their ability to move, talk and even breathe. James Galahad has more details. Exercise is clearly good for our health and motor neurone disease is rare. But in a series of genetic analyses, the researchers say they have conclusively shown regular and strenuous exercise is a risk factor and that the number of high profile athletes with the disease is not a coincidence. The study, published in E Biomedicine argues intense exercise can put motor neurons into distress by depriving them of oxygen. They argue this could cause damage in at risk people and lead to the devastating disease.
The Importance of a Detox Program Before a Weight-Loss Program
"So here's my perfect diet. Roadmap and really. I wanna just break this apart. Diets are things you do short term to get a result to learn something about yourself to be therapeutic that move you into an eating plan and so when you think about. Gosh what's the first thing you should do. Assess where you're at your wait. What's your body fat. What you're hip and waist measurement. How's your energy. How's your focus. How's your skin. How's your pain and inflammation gas and bloating like take inventory and then let's add before you take away. Let's start improving the quality of our diet but adding more non starchy vegetables by adding more fiber by adding more water in between meals. Next thing is to do a detox. It is so important. And i love the bet. Patricia asked this question. Is it's so important that your body is detoxifying. Well prior to starting a weight loss program because ideally a weight loss program is a fat loss program. And here's the thing. Toxins are stored in our fat. And so if you start to free up fat to get it out of your body you're going to free up toxins and you better make sure that you are getting those out of your body right because if you free up and don't get it out you make yourself feel worse and be worse than before. Now here's the thing that happens with toxins they're stored in your fat. Your body tries to hold onto that fat and cool things off. Lower your metabolism right Impact your thyroid and your insulin. So your body will do that as a protective
Why You Should Avoid Eating Late
"Levi snacking. Chuck is a bit of a problem when we finish eating. We may rest. We may go to bed but our body doesn't necessarily get to rest our gut microbes. Don't get to rest. In fact that's when they grabbed their lunch pail put on their hard hat and they go to work if you eat at ten pm then around two. Am you are elevating your triglyceride level. And there is inflammation that is occurring around that and that inflammation will persist from two an until the following morning. And then you wake up and you eat and your body never gets a break.
What's Causing Your Swarming Summer Allergies
"Dr lewis. Can you tell us why allergies or here. Why are people having runny snotty sneezing snorting things happening to them. I don't have a clue. But i can tell you. Some of the root causes in the pray people can figure it out. Yesterday is doing a consultation with katharina. And she's very interesting lady and she was talking about the different immunoglobulins and she's asking some incredibly brilliant questions. she's very very educated and she was talking about the immunoglobulin a g e etc etc. And she says well how come this. How come i said. Let's let's boil it down. Because i'm good at that for example What happens is and we'll talk about all kinds of things coz normally do Most of the time. It's microbiome induced inflammation. That means you have a gut flora. That's not what it should be and it can to a very large degree disrupt your metabolism which can cause weight gain folks if you're five ten pounds overweight or more you have despite houses. Gut inflammation The tendency toward well allergies if nothing else are histamine reactions or asada kane storm and what happens is and she was asking. Well why do we have this The problem is it's normal for the nutrients as you digest to pass through the line of your intestinal wall and that's called epithelium But what happens is we have most of us have low stomach acid not enough digestive enzymes because of the interference with the heavy metals and plastics and pesticides. So we don't get Complete digestion then. The partially digested food. What happens is it seeps through the epithelium and since it's only partially digested it's a molecule that your immune system doesn't recognize and so it starts putting out antibodies or immunoglobulins against this and it it detects it so to speak as an intruder And thinks it's toxic and baiter and that's where the antibodies come
The Two Sides to Any Great Relationship
"First teaching today is that simple. Understanding there's two sides of a coin and relationship. There's relationship i and there is grow and reach your potential independently as well that interdependence independence you must recognize the push and the pull of that and be attentive to that at all times to have a great relationship. I would argue that. Almost ninety percent of conflicts in relationships are actually not about who cleaned the kitchen. It's not about the finances or this kid didn't do that in the household. No no what it usually tends to be is a push pull between interdependence and independence and the couples not understanding that duality and not mitigating for that. Duality and so one person's like relationship. I we should do everything together. We should be on the same page. It should be perfect together and relationships also means. Hey win you're making decisions about your life. Make it please. In the context that we have chosen to live life together. Who's ever had a relationship or the person was completely oblivious. This idea of make the relationship. I it was probably miserable for you. It was like this person doesn't prioritize. And i believe that one thing has really helped us mean denise and our relationship is honestly she defaults to that she is so good and bringing me back to that. It's all it's about us. We plan together. We have to have the journey together. Don't just do these things. Think about how does that impact us our life our family and she's really good at that and i believe that's what his taught me to be a better man. I hope in the relationship we've gotten more and more years into our relationship together. I think that that is really powerful. How do you put relationship. I you always make decisions within the context of realizing you're in a relationship together like obvious right and it doesn't mean you can't have independent decisions. It means those decisions still take place in understanding the fax and the consequences of your actions within the relationship.
The Surprising Upsides of Self-Deception With Shankar Vedantam
"The starting point for my expiration here was a very unusual story involving a con called the church of love and in the course of investigating the khan and how it worked. I came to understand that. Self-deception can sometimes help people. Even though we generally think it can't can you tell us that story. Sure of course so. The church of flowers a very unusual con that unfolded in the united states in the seventies and eighties at its heart was conman named donald lowrie. He was a balding middle aged guy. Living in a small midwestern town he was also a writer and in the early seventies he invented various characters literary character as young women and he called these women angels and then somehow he hit on the idea of writing love letters in their voices. Two thousands of men scattered across the united states. Many of the men receiving letters believe there were corresponding with real women. Some of them fell deeply in love with the people they were hearing from many of them sent in huge amounts of money to support the women that they believe they had fallen in love with and the most remarkable part of the story is that madonna. Larry was finally arrested and brought to trial on charges of mail fraud. Several members of his organization which was called the church of love showed up at the courtroom to defend him. And i found this astonishing. Why is it when the con is being revealed. Why would the mock show up to defend the con. Man and in some ways was starting point for my expiration of the potential value. That self-deception can sometimes play lives. Why did they show up to defend them. Well i think for some people. The church of love had become so central to their lives. Such an important part of who they were. These relationships were so valuable to them. These men believed that. They had found their soulmates They had found an anchor that giving up those anchors and those soulmate seems unbearable. A couple of people at lowery's trial said that the letters from the angels had saved them from alcoholism and drug addiction to people said that they were on the verge of committing suicide and the letters had pulled them back from the brink. And so i in many ways. The story of the church of love is how self-deception can sometimes aid us in moments of great crisis or great peril and those moments. It becomes easy for us to see how self-deception can sometimes play a solitary. Roy lives
Immune Boosting, Is It a Bust?
"Can you boost your immune system. Yeah what pitting facts against fighting off infections and this idea that we can pop a pill to boost our immune system. It started exploding during the early days of the pandemic. Tim caufield professor of public health at the university of alberta canada was watching as old took off. It was in the air. You know this idea of immune boosting it was just part of the gestalt own remain so and is the pandemic got worse and worse s s idea grew and grew and it felt like products to boost the immune system was suddenly everywhere. Especially as we've seen all over social media. And tim wanted to know what exactly was the stuff that was getting touted all over the internet so he did what any self respecting academic would do and he started scrolling instagram. And i really did i. I went through hundreds and hundreds of post day for work at the lab for you is getting a coffee and scrolling instagram. And you know. I wish i could say it was it was fancier but that's what i did team and he's tame systematically trolled instagram looking for the trending posts labeled with the hashtag immune booster and there was a lot of the stuff that you'd expect so called superfoods vitamins herbs. Were in the mix too i i saw supplements remain a vitamin d to Zinc and obviously vitamin c. Ginger elderberry echinacea saw a lot of smoothies a lot of smoothies out there and of course all they came with a healthy dose of that influence holier vibe. Tim talked about it without producer. Rose ramllah let me see like the instagram post. The mother of all immune boost instagram posts voted like it would definitely be someone sitting on the beach. Our in the forest they would be in a yoga pose foreshore. They would have a smoothie by the their side asset limits in one hand and magical berries in the other
Here’s a Metaphor To Help You Deal With Anxiety
"If you've ever struggle with anxiety he says i'm guessing you've tried to fight back however fighting back only tends to create more anxiety so do great metaphor to explain. This involves a tug of war with an anxiety monster. So you are holding onto the rope and the monster has the other inbetween of you lies a bottomless pit. So not surprisingly you pull as hard as you can but that monster is pulling very strong too in that spring and you closer and closer to the pit and you feel like you have no way of winning. So what do you do when you're fighting this anxiety monster when you've got this tug of war against this anxiety monster and there's this bottomless pit between the two of you. You simply drop the rope. So yeah the monster still there. You're no longer in a struggle with him and so in this metaphor it's the same brings -iety that when you drop the struggle you steal its power.
Understanding the “Fresh Start” Effect
"All heard about the value of fresh starts whether it's new year's day your birthday the first day of a new semester or a new job or even the first day of the week. Fresh starts provide an opportunity to form new habits. The old you is in the past. The new has a fresh start to become the sort of person who exercises three times. A week has dinner as a family. Every tuesday thursday and sunday night reads in her spare time and so forth. Fresh starts are ideal for forming new habits. But here's the catch. Fresh starts put our existing good habits at risk when you move into a new home. Returned to in-office work after months of working remotely or mark the beginning of your kids summer vacation these fresh starts can threaten the good habits. You already have in her new book how to change behavioral scientists katie milkman. Explains when you're on a roll any disruption can be a setback and of course that is what a fresh start is a disruption. A fresh start creates a clean slate. Because your past record has been erased. Sometimes that's great but it is not helpful if you've got a track record of success and progress milkman notes that every morning her fitbit tells her she has taken zero steps. Plenty of other performance record start from zero periodically to pass momentum can feel well past milkman describes research by her former student. -hension die about major league baseball players when a player is traded across leagues midseason. Their statistics start fresh. But when they're traded within the national league or american league their stats for the season include their performance on the old and new teams die. Found that when a player who's not having a great season gets traded. His performance improved more if he was traded across leagues and got a fresh start in statistics but players with higher batting averages before the trade saw their performance decline more they were traded across the league's said the fresh start was helpful when performance had been weak and harmful when performance had been strong.
Look Closely (MM #3729)
"The Maison with Kevin Nation. The next time you're in a business meeting or maybe even on a date look closely at the person across the table from you, you can actually well maybe tell their intelligence just from looking deep into their eyes. Scientific American has done a study and they found, you can tell a person's intelligence. A range of intelligence by the size of their pupils know. Of course, you can't really just look across table and see how big they are because the pupils are dependent upon light. And you have to go through a whole series of processes to see what the normal standard size for a person's pupils are now can range anywhere from two millimeters to eight millimeters. I know for a fact, I have big pupils, so I must be intelligent. And the only reason I know have big pupils is because of all the eye problems, I have my doctors have told me, I have big pupils, it has nothing to do with the color of the page. There's nothing to do with the iris, but it's all about fluid intelligence. The capacity to reason through new problems. So look closely at the person across from you. Look at your spouse. Look at your parents. Are they intelligent? Well, I guess it depends on their pupil size.
Is Lactose Intolerance Causing Your Gut Issues? With Dr. Elizabeth Boham
"Welcome dr boeheim. Dr bomb is joining me today. She's our medical records. Ultra wanna center. Incredible physician friend and colleague for decades who's also an rv and an an exercise physiologist and teaches nutritional or the world is on the faculty of the institute for cultural medicine and some of the most important fishing curriculum. We have in the world. i think anyway. I am so sad to have you. Liz again on another episode of housecall on doctors pharmacy and to talk about this nasty problem called lactose intolerant. So get us up to speed about what this is. How common is it. And what causes it and other were born with their we. Can we can develop. And how does it all work. Lactose intolerance is so common. It's it's at least sixty five percent of the world population you know at increases as we get older it's not a with lactose. Intolerance means is the inability to digest the lactose in dairy products that carbohydrate in dairy products and it really does vary a a amongst different of racial groups in ethnic groups owes more common in. We seen in africa in south america and asia. It's less common in europe but it is it is throughout the whole world. We see lactose intolerance and as people get older. We see more and more lactose intolerance. In fact you know some people. Think that By wince we reach age ninety nine. Everybody has some degree of lactose intolerance as i mentioned. It's it's uncommon in in our in younger kids so but there are young kids who have lactose intolerance and anything that damages the intestines if you damage the vilnai in the intestines so if you get a a gastroenteritis if you get an infection in the inflammation in the intestines Sometimes the people take antibiotics or chemotherapy or have inflammation in their tests. That can result in lactose intolerance. So people always say to be well. I used to have no problem with dairy. But now i'm having trouble with with dairy and it's because that can happen after a round of antibiotics or after an infection or we just as we get older
Boundaries: Are Yours Too Rigid or Non-Existent?
"We only boundaries. Everyone of us does so. Let's start first. With what is the point of a boundary. what is a boundary. well it has been described as a way of establishing your identity and it's a pretty crucial way of protecting your mental health and sometimes even your physical wellbeing your spiritual wellbeing your sexual wellbeing boundaries can be physical boundaries financial boundaries emotional boundaries. They can range from being very rigid to non existent and even healthy healthy boundaries are healthy because they help us to protect who we are in to protect our mental state. Really more than anything else psychologist. John and linda friel introduced the psychology of boundaries. And they say that each individual. This is a quote from them. Each individual human being should have a clearly defined boundary around himself or herself which is is like a psychological fence defined by us this individual boundary allow certain things into our lives and keep certain things out of our lives. It sounds so simple. Doesn't it another way of looking at it. Is boundaries are what we define as acceptable in certain areas and with certain people or with certain situations race. Let's talk about it as you might expect. There are countless areas where we need these boundaries with our children we need boundaries there especially important with our kids because our kids are looking for those boundaries those boundaries tell our kids. What's okay and what's not okay. And they are going to constantly test those boundaries and example of a boundary with your children might be. You are never to walk into mom. And dad's bedroom without knocking at the physical boundary another boundary might be that you are never to raise your voice or to argue or to throw a fit. That might be boundary or rule or an expectation and economic. Use these words interchangeably. I like to think of boundaries as kind of a pop psych term that basically means we teach people how to treat us and well consistency is the key and it is certainly most important to be consistent with your children because man if you make one exception where you're like okay justice once i'm going to give into your fit in the grocery store and give you this thing you're crying for. I promise you your child will never ever ever forget that. And they will push that boundary every single time just to test and see if it's in place today but once we become adults. It's important that we remember to evaluate each and every situation and not to be so rigid in our boundaries that we lose sense or lucite of common sense.
The Case for Alternative Medicine With Dr. Andrew Weil
"What goes on in your mind. Really determines shapes your experience of the external world and i've applied that very much in my work with patients because i is fine over and over again that the root causes of illness are often in the mental emotional sierran not in the physical body or they're they're in both but conventional medicine has so ignored that non-physical part of ourselves and i think that's a great limitation science and medicine and airport of the world poorly nominated by materialism. You know a philosophy that says that the only thing that's real is that which can be seen in touched and measure and that if you see a change in the physical system because has to be physical non-physical of physical events doesn't compute not allowed for. So you know in hypnosis. There's so many demonstrations like you can touch person with the finger and you have them believe. It's a piece of red hot metal. And if they're a translate. Get an actual blister. I mean that is non physical causations of a physical event. If you try to get a doctor to look at that or scientist oh it's just a curious thing it doesn't have any meaning to me. The essence of science as open minded observation. That's where you start.
How to Get Enough Protein for Your Body Weight
"What are the questions i get asked. Probably most often sides you know. What are you eat. Is how much protein do i need and protein. Protein needs vary if you are going through a very stressful event. If you're healing from a surgery or an illness you are going to need more protein at the very least what i tell people as a half gram per pound of body weight a day to me. That's the least but if you've got more stress if you're healing i push that up to three fourths of a gram per pound of body weight Day so i divide that over two to three meals depending on if you're eating two or three meals and if you're like when my son was in the hospital thirteen fractures healing from a massive traumatic brain injury We had him up at a gram per pound of body weight because he had massive healing to but for most of us. It's probably in the range of half scrammed to three fourths. Scrammed per pound bodyweight fest. An easy way to look at it. Do you wanna get really scientific. I'd actually have you do your body fat. I'd look at your body mass. And i do it based on that but in a most of us aren't looking at that in this gives you a pretty good Target to go hit. So what does that look like. So i'm assuming that your weight is about one hundred and fifty pounds or close and you're looking at hitting and let's say you're looking at hitting Hundred grams of protein a day. Well let's look at that protein in the morning. So in the morning i take mice meaty mix and i actually use one of my paleo inspired mixes and one of my plant. Mix them together. That gets me. Probably twenty two grams of protein. Right there then if you add in anything else like i add in some nut milk and maybe i'll add in some pressure. Ground flaxseed meal generally you'll get a shake that's going to be somewhere in the twenty five to thirty grams. Probably more like thirty grams approaching. So that's how you start out. And i really liked to start off the morning strong. You want to have protein in each meal.
The Importance of 'Enjoying the Process' With Chris Bosh
"In terms of playing every game like it's your last. You have a quote in the book from the movie. Sandlot quotas at some point in your childhood. You and your friends went outside to play together for the last time. And nobody knew it. Their quotas so powerful for me because he's dabbling. I grew up on that movie practically. And i mean that was. That was my truth as a part of my truth in my career. You know alluding back to that game news. Game against the spurs didn't really do too well other things were on my mind and so yeah went out there. I play the game. I just spent that evening trying to get better trying to push my teammates to get better trying to move a step closer to accomplish our goals but most importantly going out there and enjoying when i do and that was the last time that i played there were no you know t shirts made there was. No you know My good friend to wang way he had this awesome thing called the last dance. Hit was his final season. And i mean they did it up and and he was able to just really really take everything in and enjoy it for the last time you know it. Nothing like that in the lesson that i took from that was pretty much like i told you do enjoy the process. Enjoy doing the work that you put in enjoy if you're on a team hopefully you're in a position to where you're in a good environment. You know appreciate that. Appreciate those things that you have in the opportunity that you have because you might not always have it so i've always taken it to heart.
Knowing When to Hit Your Emotional Reset Button
"We talk about the self bullying allot here on. Mindfulness mode this self bullying. That goes on these voices in our head they just sometimes are relentless they just keep going on and on and on and our brain and it just feels like oh man i just. I just need this to stop well. Are you receiving alerts in your mind that something is wrong. I've certainly received alerts in the past that something's not quite right. And sometimes i had idea what the alert meant in when i see alert. Well i'm talking about emotions because that's usually what what alerts us. It's our emotions that are the the human body's way of alerting us that something is going on. I've learned that when. I see an alert on my printer. It definitely means something. It's out a paper or it's low on inc. And i know i have to deal with it or else i'm not going to be doing much printing. I really have to deal with that. I can't just ignore that flashing light or whatever that alert is in. The same is true in my car. I once an engine light on a car. I was driving. And i ended up being stranded on a on a four lane highway with the steaming engine and i was just completely stranded there waiting for help. Well that's because. I ignored the engine light. That was telling me. Hey there's a problem and really what it was saying as you may not see a problem yet you may not know. There's a problem there yet but there is a problem. And that's the way our bodies are that you know. We suddenly feel this intense anger or feel pain or we feelings diety or stress. And it's telling us something. It's there for a
Benefits of Omega-3s Include Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
"Up to 5500 MG of day was actually linked to a 35% lower risk of a fatal heart attack. 13% lower risk of a non fatal heart attack 10% lower risk of cardiovascular events. And those with cardiovascular disease. And 9% lower risk of death related to port to cardiovascular disease. So you know those are pretty impressive numbers just to hear those numbers. Um, from that study. And and, you know, again, you know it comes with directly improving our vessels are vascular health. Also what you know, I mentioned that word blood pressure. But Omega threes have been also shown to reduce the blood pressure itself. So not only can it directly keep the walls of our vessels healthy. But it can also lower our blood pressure. They can lower our cholesterol levels and remember, cholesterol is really you know, high cholesterol is really the villain that ends up sticking to the walls of our vessels. So if we can lower our triglycerides and lower LDL levels How through taking omega threes and adding something like l V l X Q 10, you know, then were in effect, you know, protecting. The walls of our vessels by lowering that cholesterol also Omega Threes will talk, you know, throughout the show that they can also help with diabetes and diabetes is yet one of those other risks of
Creating Your Own Path With Dr. Mahnia Madan
"Many professional women our moms or want to have families you yourself or mother of three and i'd like to ask you just sort of open ended here. How have you found the balance. And how did you approach this. Starting family being a professional. You know that's a really great question. And i'm glad we're touching on it. I feel like my thirties. Were a blur right with With the china have three kids so we moved back from the united states after being in school and working and and setting up practices here helping. Perhaps my husband set up his practice and building a home. So there's a there's a there's a lot going on With having children and i think that As women we may even have our own internal battles going on. I went to school. i got student loans. I want to be working. But here. I am nursing and here. I am raising babies and you know what i really found now that i am in my forties. We don't want to admit that but we don't look at that. I think that our it's okay to do that. I mean it's okay to step away from From from your career and take some time to raise your kids a heard a quote from one time and she said you can have everything but just not all at the same time you know so and you wanna try to have things that you can't necessarily be can't come back if you can't go back to her children's childhood but i feel fortunate that i mean a profession like optometry where i can take a pause and then come back to it and it's still going to be here in. It's still going to support me. And i'm still going to support it so i feel like even though in the last five years. Perhaps i took a break in wasn't too active. As my kids were so young op eight. I've missed a beat. Whereas i felt like that when i was taking a break i would sometimes be myself over. Like hey i just started this job or you know y y you know. I don't wanna be taking time off. And i wanna be advancing in my career But i think that yeah you can have it all just You know perhaps they sit up. And
Economist Noreena Hertz Says Loneliness Is Bad for Our Health and Wealth
"And your book. You make an interesting argument. You say that woman is not annoying is not only initiative mental health. There's also Economics and politics involved in this. You know what do you estimate is the The four extent of this problem even beyond the mental health issue. So you know as as you know all too well that leninist is bad for mental health and that there is a link between loneliness anxiety and loneliness and depression and even leninists and suicide. Wilson know that lenses Physical health Manifesting in high blood pressure high levels of court could sell stress hormones in our body pulse rates all if these essentially not good for our body to be in a state of for protracted periods as loneliness often as many Which is why loneliness can even reduce our life expectancy by as much as Make our risk of dying prematurely Is much is said. He percent higher than if you're lonely so It is. It's not just health effects. Leninist is also bad for our wealth bad for our wealth collectively in part because if the cost the health k. bud healthcare bird and That lameness puts public health systems but also because leninists is bad for the workplace. Lonely work is less efficient s mandated less productive and more likely to quit company. The work as want that the single biggest determinant for whether somebody will remain at compute note is whether they have a friend at work so leninist really significant business program as well and also as i found in my research Inexorably linked to the rise of right wing populism in recent years. I'm not saying that everyone who's lonely. The populists of the right. Of course they don't but a significant katri if those who do lonely lonely in the sense of have more limited social networks much week support systems. We ca- ties with friends. Fewer acquaintances even fewer people to rely upon and times. If need but also langley in the sense of failing
Hitting Rock Bottom and Where to Go Next With Dr. Shefali
"Talk to us about rock bottom because rock bottom. You should before that it can be a gift. And i bring up rock bottom as the next thing to get into because in one way our ego attaching to all these different identities is painful. And there's a lot of suffering that comes with it on another side is that if we're quote unquote lucky enough. We may hit rock bottom which is very scary for a lot of people but actually you say that it could be a gift. Tell us why because when we hit rock bottom what that really means is that we are forced to look at who we are without the identity. We typically hit rock bottom because one afar role identifications has gone into the gutter either. Arcade is on drugs or are army. Left us or the job. Fired us you know. It's typically. I'm just being very broad and we think we are unhappy because the kid is a drug addict yet. I'm sure that's very alarming. But the real rock bottom is coming because we don't know who we are without that fantasy without that identity off the successful entrepreneur the successful parent of the successful wife or husband and that identity has been shattered. That's why we're at rock-bottom. Finally the identity identification has shattered against the rock and finally we are. We are forced to ask bear a naked. Who are now. And it's exciting. Because now the real you that has been yearning to come all. This time has the chance to finally service.