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EP: 72 Brain Based Fitness, Acupuncture & Pregnancy

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Alisha is a Personal Trainer, ZHealth Practitioner and a Board Certified & Licensed Acupuncturist. Alisha is particularly passionate about combining Acupuncture and movement coaching to focus on Women’s health and wellness.

Connect with Alisha at:

Www.kruseelite.com

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is brain based fitness

  • Knowing how to assess can help you progress so much faster

  • How pregnancy is an athletic event and how you can better prepare for it

  • Your threat bucket

  • How Alisha shares her teachings with other trainers

  • The principles of Chinese Medicine and how it relates to the food we eat

 

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EP68: Rituals For Recovery With EKKA

 
 
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It’s impossible to journey through this life without experiencing damage. And, because of that, we seek to escape and numb – with work, food, alcohol/drugs, relationships, the internet and more.

Therefore, we move away from Spirit and become lost in a repeating cycle of destructive behavior.

EKKA is the world’s first ritual based self-care recovery subscription box. Ekka was founded in 2016 by Yvette Jacquez and Nuria Reed.

They envisioned a better holistic wellness system – one that went deeper, built community and created sustainable change.

At Ekka, Yvette and Nuria work with experts in the broad fields of recovery and wellness practitioners, and creatives to be sure they send you a different self-care box every month. they each bring to the table a lifetime of longing, loss, and love.

Yvette and nuria continue to embrace recovery by creating rituals. With this intention they hope to find peace and balance in this strange and beautiful world we live in.

We have one body, one life, one planet and one community and we’re all recovering from something together.
— EKKA
 

EKKA is a monthly subscription service that provides tools to balance mind, body and spirit done with intention.

Yvette Jacquez – CEO &  Co-Founder

Yvette is a passionate fitness expert with a keen respect for the role that consistent ritual and self-care play in her well-being.

Recovering from anxiety disorder and has experienced cycles of abusive relationships and self-harm. Yvette has spent over ten years focusing on wellness specifically around food & exercise to help her journey through recovery.

Yvette lives in Portland, Oregon with her dog Odys. You can find her outdoors bouldering, snowboarding, camping.

She embraces change and seeks adventure while taking each step with care.

 

Nuria Reed – Chief Wellness Officer & Co-Founder

Nuria is an ERYT500 and certified Usui Reiki Master with over a decade in meditation and yoga experience, PTSD and the mind/body connection.She is in recovery from anorexia and drug abuse.

Nuria lives in Santa Barbara, California. She’s obsessed with making the world a better places through the tools of yoga and meditation. When not teaching or educating the Ekka community on wellness you can find her playing in the ocean.

She is a teacher and mentor to people in recovery and the wider community. 

 

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The EKKA Life philosophy

  • How Yvette and Nuria created a company based on recovery rituals

  • How a ritual is really a habit that you’ve given some meaning to.

  • The purpose of the EKKA boxes is to create balance to mind, body and spirit that’s done with intention. Providing you with the tools for self care and recovery.

  • We discuss what recovery means to us and EKKA and how it can be used to create transformation and positive change in someone’s life.

  • What role recovery plays in our rites of passage as women.

 

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EP59: Understanding Biohacking With Luke Storey

EP59:  Understanding Biohacking With Luke Storey

Luke Storey, a former Hollywood celebrity fashion stylist, has spent the past twenty-one years developing and refining the ultimate lifestyle, based on the most powerful principles of health and spirituality, while at the same time embracing the technology and modern conveniences of urban living.

Using himself as a human research lab, Luke has explored a broad and sometimes extreme variety of measures to obtain optimal health, performance, and well-being. From surviving being injected with poisonous Amazonian frog venom, to three-week silent meditation trainings in India, to neurofeedback training in an isolation chamber, Luke has scoured the earth for the most cutting edge as well as ancient technologies of healing and personal transformation.

Luke has tenaciously applied the results of his field research and used them to not only completely transform his own life but also the lives of thousands of fans and followers through his various media channels and speaking engagements.

As a transformational coach, public speaker, and entrepreneur, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing and happiness to corporate as well as private clients, through his innovative and highly effective lifestyle design coaching system, Youtube channel, and wildly popular podcast, The Life Stylist. Since 2008, Luke has also served as Founder and CEO at School of Style, the nation’s most prominent fashion school for stylists.

EP52: Soulful Success Coaching With Hanna Bier


Hanna Bier helps creative entrepreneurs, artists and do-gooders feel good in their own skin, so that they can confidently create the beautiful lives and fulfilling careers they've always wanted. She offers 1:1 coaching, e-courses and soulful podcast episodes for kind creatives who don't know how to achieve the success they desire (yet). Hanna is a Soulful Success Coach, Energy Healer, Family Constellation Therapist and a Priestess of the Divine Feminine. She runs the podcast 'Mystics On A Mission Show' and currently lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s how to heal, so I might as well share that.
— Hanna Bier

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why Hanna chose to quit her career in fashion and become a coach & energy healer.
  • Becoming humble and letting go of the need to prove and defend yourself and show off.
  • Her journey from a healing a traumatic childhood to becoming a soul-driven entrepreneur an empowering others to do the same.
  • The importance of healing your family issues and how this can help you live a happy and healthy life.
  • How Hanna found her voice and the importance of this connection.
  • Hanna's journey in discovering how to play and how this relates to her passion for comedy.
  • How everyone has such a different flavor of using their gifts to do something meaningful.
Comedy is saying life sucks, let me be specific.
— Mastering Standup by Steven Rosenfield


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EP41: Health Trends In Context - Cold Plunge & Fish Oils

EP41:  Health Trends In Context - Cold Plunge & Fish Oils

Are most health trends applicable to your life?  How do you go about finding out which trends are right for you or not.  It's really confusing to the average person who just wants to get fit and healthy. 

We must consider where these from where these health trends originate.   Which context they've been taken out of and the implications this has on our health.  Plus, in order to understand if this is something that would work for you, it's crucial to know the origin and environment of which it was taken.

EP39: Exploring The Healthy Feminine & Masculine With Anna Rova

EP39:  Exploring The Healthy Feminine & Masculine With Anna Rova

Writer, podcaster, yoga instructor and location independent entrepreneur, Anna Rova is the founder of Girlskill – an online media platform, publication and podcast empowering women to live a life of freedom, joy and creativity.

A former email marketer, she loves being on stage sharing her knowledge on relationship dynamics, feminine/masculine energy and the power. Born and raised in Eastern Europe, she is on a mission to redefine female success and femininity. She believes in creating a thriving community of conscious and awakened women through providing inspiration, tools and resources that will help us all build a better, more sustainable world. She had also founded ManInside Show – a podcast about men where she’s interviewed John Gray – best selling author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.”

Together with her husband, Anna has travelled the world being on the road full-time writing her personal blog, recording podcast episodes with incredible women for the Girlskill Podcast, practicing yoga and spreading love and positivity. She is passionate about yoga, personal growth and spirituality, fashion design and writing fiction.

EP37: Train Your Brain, Fix Your Body with Zachariah Salazar

EP37:  Train Your Brain, Fix Your Body with Zachariah Salazar

Zachariah Salazar is a Z-health Performance master trainer.  He's a self educated practitioner who's dedicated to helping people discover their ultimate performance and pain free living.
Using simple neuroscience techniques he helps people live a pain free high performance life.

In this episode he shares with us his take on the fitness industry and what he thinks it takes to find success in your fitness practice

EP36: Strategic Vitality with Christa King

EP36:  Strategic Vitality with Christa King

Christa King is the CEO & Founder of Fitlandia. She’s also a recovered dieter. After reaching her highest weight of 192, she hit a wall and was determined to crack her own code for a making a healthier lifestyle change. Leaving a successful, 23-yr career in hospitality behind, she became a certified hypnotherapist, life coach, and nutritional therapist. By putting these pieces together, she saw what was truly missing in the diet and fitness industry: a holistic approach that starts with strengthening the mind. Her signature Mind Zoning® process helps people create new neural pathways in the brain to enable them to make a permanent, lifestyle change.

In this episode my takeaways were...

  • How coping or celebration strategies create neural connections and thought patterns that we go to during certain times of stress.
  • How you make a distinction between good sugars and bad sugars.
  • Getting clear on what you want through Christa's Mindzoning meditations - She explains that getting into a relaxed state helps you better connect with your inner wisdom and subconscious mind.

EP35: Reset Your Neural Program With Ashley James

EP35:  Reset Your Neural Program With Ashley James

Ashley James is an entrepreneur, coach and podcaster.

Her podcast is called Learn True Health with Ashley James where she interviews holistic health experts and doctors of Naturopathic medicine.

Through the interviews, her expert guests teach listeners how to gain health naturally through holistic medicine, diet, supplemental nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Ashley makes sure that listeners learn Natural Medicine Life Hacks for gaining energy, better sleep, a boosted immune system and an overall feeling of awesomeness!

In this episode we talk about how you can reset your neural programing with simple strategies.  She discusses how we can be in a hypnotic trance of negative belief about ourselves and shares with us how you can get yourself out of it.

EP34 - Dairy's Not So Scary - Topic Show

EP34 - Dairy's Not So Scary - Topic Show

Dairy contains a balanced ratio of phosphorus (essential mineral for bone development) and calcium (needed for healthy bones, nerve function, blood clotting, muscle and heart contractions).  This is important because the ratio of phosphorus to calcium in dairy aids in calcium absorption and that's why including dairy in the diet is so important as you get older.  Even more so since we're more susceptible to osteoporosis as we age.  The good news is we can essentially side step this issue if we're absorbing calcium properly which dairy can provide.

EP33: Discovering & Living Your Purpose With James Hollis PhD

EP33:  Discovering & Living Your Purpose With James Hollis PhD

James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst in Washington, D. C. where he is also Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington. He has published fifteen books translated into nineteen languages and lectures widely on five continents.  His latest books are Hauntings and Living an Examined Life.

EP31: Estrogen Misconceptions With Kyle Mamounis

EP31:  Estrogen Misconceptions With Kyle Mamounis

In this episode we speak with Kyle Mamounis who shares how his own series personal dietary experimentations and how living in the extremes created his passion in the studies of nutrition.

We discuss the history of mainstream misconceptions in estrogen therapy, evolutionary cycle for why we need estrogen, his study in rapid estrogen signaling and how estrogen receptors binding to cells affects cellular dysfunction. 

We talk about the similarities in how endotoxins and estrogen both proliferate the cell by causing a increase of calcium accumulation and excess of bulk water leading to cancer growth and how muscle contraction is a positive sign for a slow metabolism and hypothyroid symptoms.

EP30: Good Fats Bad Fats: Nuts & Seeds - Q&A

EP30:  Good Fats Bad Fats:  Nuts & Seeds - Q&A

In this episode you'll learn about:
- The five things that nuts and seeds have that make them extremely difficult to digest.  What could be causing your migraine headaches and how to create hormonal balance with simple diet tips.  Why the kinds of fats coming from nuts and seeds can be detrimental to your gut health and which fats are essential for your health.  If you can't live without nuts and seeds, the best way to prepare them for better digestion.

EP26: Integrating Natural Movement and Outdoor Exploration with Kimberly Alexander and Melissa Sher

EP26:  Integrating Natural Movement and Outdoor Exploration with Kimberly Alexander and Melissa Sher

We talk to Kimberly Alexander and Melissa Sher of Point Gym & Kitchen in Portland Oregon about how they help people integrate natural movement in the gym and take it outside and explore the outdoors.  They guide groups on various expeditions like mountain climbing, snowshoeing, and white water rafting in the Pacific Northwest.  

EP23: PANYA WALKER - STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN COURAGEOUSLY

EP23:  PANYA WALKER - STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN COURAGEOUSLY

We talk about Panya's vision and mission for her life which is to learn to LOVE and LIVE FREE, and teach others to do the same.  We explore what might be causing you to procrastinate and how to create follow through and consistency in your life with key lifestyle practices.  Panya shares with us how re-creating yourself can be joyful by allowing yourself to step into the unknown courageously.

EP10: Resistant Starch & The Glycemic Index

EP10:  Resistant Starch & The Glycemic Index

Is resistant starch healthy? It's a confusing subject because the answer is yes and no. A resistant starch is a food that is resistant to digestion, but you can turn a resistant starch into a more digestible food just by preparing it differently. We talk about this and the glycemic index as well as which sugars are better for you than others.

Episode #9 - Body Image, Your Environment, DNA and Metabolism

Episode #9 - Body Image, Your Environment, DNA and Metabolism

How does your environment affect your ability to regenerate, make new cells and your rate of metabolism?  Could an increase in metabolic rate require way more nutrients than you thought?  In this episode we answer these questions and talk about our perceptions of body image and how our idea of what we're supposed to look like could be sabotaging our health.

EP8: Movement and Energy

EP8:  Movement and Energy

What's the balance between too much movement and not enough?  Today we explore the paradox between the two and talk about how you can find balance in the middle.  We share tips to avoid aging faster and how stress hormones suppress your metabolism.

EP1: Learned Helplessness, Self Care And Creative Energy

EP1:  Learned Helplessness, Self Care And Creative Energy

Don't give your power away when it comes to your health.  We talk about how to take it back and share with you our health journey.  We also talk about some of the people who've influenced us over the years like Ray Peat, Josh and Jeanne Rubin and Kate Deering.