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Upgrade Your Life: Tools Based in Both Science and Spiritual Tradition

Upgrade Your Life: Tools Based in Both Science and Spiritual Tradition

We are joined by the creator of Educate Inspire Change, an educational platform with over 3.5 million followers, Kash Khan. We dive into Kash’s life story on what inspired him to create his page and how the use of plant medicine has helped him throughout this journey as a father, a son and an entrepreneur. He offers his wisdom on ayahuasca journeys and shares about the documentaries he has made on this powerful plant medicine work being done in Costa Rica.

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How to Make an Impact: What You Need to Understand to Be Effective

How to Make an Impact: What You Need to Understand to Be Effective

Today Jamie Wheal is joined by Daniel Schmachtenberger. Daniel is co-founder of Neurohacker Collective, and now his central interest is long term civilization design: developing better collective capacities for sense-making and meaning-making, to inform higher quality choice-making. In this episode they discuss human behavior and how to have good discernment.

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Care for Your Soul: Designing Sacred Practices that Work

Care for Your Soul: Designing Sacred Practices that Work

We are joined today by the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab, an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Sue Phillips. She has been relentlessly liberating ancient wisdom to help solve difficult problems. She has been passionate about how to inspire spiritual practices that helps people in meaning-making as they experience life. In this episode she joins Jamie Wheal to explore how to uncover what the human soul needs and how it can remember its purpose.

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How Do I Balance My Hormones? The Science Behind Women's Health

How Do I Balance My Hormones? The Science Behind Women's Health

Dr. Heather Sandison is joined by women’s health expert, visionary health pioneer, wellness speaker, and New York Times Best-Selling author, Dr. Christiane Northrup. We dive into women’s health and how to balance female hormones.

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The Science of Grounding: How Earthing Improves Sleep and Reduces Inflammation

The Science of Grounding: How Earthing Improves Sleep and Reduces Inflammation

We are joined by the innovator behind the Grounding Movement and CEO of Earth FX Inc., Clint Ober. He is known for the Earthing movie and the author of Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever. We dive into the benefits of grounding and how it can help the body relieve inflammation. We go over science around grounding the tools we can use to help us ground effectively.

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 How to Sleep Better: Nutrition, Stress, and Genetic Factors

How to Sleep Better: Nutrition, Stress, and Genetic Factors

Sleep is mysterious and most people don’t think about needing to learn how to sleep, but it's one of the most critical things for our health. The Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus, joins us to share his wisdom on resting well. He has an impressive background in sleep medicine that includes regularly contributing to the Dr. Oz Show, serving as the Sleep Expert for WebMD and writing several books.

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How To Overcome Mom Stress: Managing Your Household, Health and Finding Inner Peace

How To Overcome Mom Stress: Managing Your Household, Health and Finding Inner Peace

Katie Wells joins us to discuss her best practical tips for maintaining good health. Her own journey with an autoimmune disease caused her to research extensively on how to heal. In this episode she reveals how even with eating all of the most anti-inflammatory foods and exercising, she noticed the biggest improvement in her health when she began releasing trauma and practicing self love.

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Ancestral Health: Reconnecting to Nature and Music for Greater Health, Happiness and Productivity

Ancestral Health: Reconnecting to Nature and Music for Greater Health, Happiness and Productivity

Caring for your body, mind, relationships and environment are all core components of healthy living. Abel James joins us to dive into the ancestrally inspired practices you can use to reconnect to nature, eat what your body needs, and take advantage of music to meet your goals. Abel James is a New York Times Bestselling Author, musician, and creator of the hit podcast, “Fat-Burning Man.”

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Improve Your Sleep: The Latest Tech to Optimize Your Sleep

Improve Your Sleep: The Latest Tech to Optimize Your Sleep

Does wearable tech actually help you sleep better? Daniel Gartenberg joins us to answer this question. He shares his best tips to address your unique sleep challenges and offers suggestions for how to best utilize wearable sleep tech. Gartenberg has a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology, and is an adjunct assistant professor at Penn State University.  His current research is focused upon accurately tracking sleep quality through wearable technology. But he doesn’t just want to measure it, he wants to make it better.

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Take Control of Your Health: An Exploration of Evidence Based Nutrition

Take Control of Your Health: An Exploration of Evidence Based Nutrition

In order to take control of your health, it’s important to learn how to make your own decisions on nutrition based on the information available, and carefully looking at both sides of arguments. Dr. Michael Greger joins us to shed light on corruption in the food industry and to share resources on where you can find info on evidence based nutrition. His mission is to give people the tools to make the right decisions.

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Ending Alzheimer’s: Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases

Ending Alzheimer’s: Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases

Dr. Heather Sandison is joined by Dr. Dale Bredesen to discuss the latest research on cognitive decline, how to prevent dementia and how to slow aging.  There has been an increasing amount of hope for Alzhmeimer’s since Dr. Bredesen started his journey, and in this episode he shares what he has learned since he published his last book in 2017.

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Biohacking for Longevity: Getting Older Doesn’t Have to Suck

Biohacking for Longevity: Getting Older Doesn’t Have to Suck

We invited the biohacking pioneer, Dave Asprey, to talk about the science backed practices to age better and live longer. He shares with us his favorite biohacks to improve your gut bacteria, your heart rate variability, your mitochondrial function and more. There is not just one thing that causes aging, but seven pillars that make or break the aging process.

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Maximize Your Workout: How to Get More Benefits with Less Time

Maximize Your Workout: How to Get More Benefits with Less Time

Dr. Heather Sandison is joined by YouTube star, Thomas DeLauer and the founder and director of HITuni, Simon Shawcross to talk about training your body for optimal health and longevity. We dive into the science behind resistance training, and explain the protocols that are safest and the most effective to support wellbeing and healthy aging. We also cover how to eat the best diet to go along with your training program. 

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Nutrition for Longevity: What is the BEST Diet for YOU?

Nutrition for Longevity: What is the BEST Diet for YOU?

What can nutrition experts agree on? We got together a plant based vegan, a pioneer in the paleo eating movement, and two naturopathic doctors who have seen the results of many different kinds of diets. Doug Evans, Nora Gedgaudas and Dr. Jade Teta join Dr. Greg Kelly to discuss nutrition.

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Psychedelic Research From MAPS: The Impact of Psychedelics on Our World

Psychedelic Research From MAPS: The Impact of Psychedelics on Our World

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He shares the in depth founding story of MAPS, and gives a glimpse into what he's currently working on. Psychedelics have played a huge role in shaping cultures throughout history. Join us to learn about what we can expect for the future of psychedelic research and how the way they are perceived in our culture will continue to change.

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 The Science of Better Sleep: Brain Hacks for Sleep and Anxiety

The Science of Better Sleep: Brain Hacks for Sleep and Anxiety

Andrew Hill is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and biohacking educator. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA, and is a peak performance coach and EEG scientist with a practical emphasis of optimizing executive function and improving brain performance at any age though EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, and an advocate of understanding our brains through QEEG Brain Mapping. Join us as we explore tools for improving sleep, boosting brain performance, and busting anxiety.

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The Neuroscience of Stress: Strategies to Relax the Mind

The Neuroscience of Stress: Strategies to Relax the Mind

We experience a stress response when we feel a threat, whether the threat is real or perceived. Teaching our bodies to respond appropriately to stressors is key in maintaining wellness. Dr. David Rabin joins us to discuss forward-thinking approaches to train the mind to turn on the parasympathetic nervous system and relieve chronic stress.

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Your Life With a Better Brain: How to Learn Faster and Achieve Everything You Want

Your Life With a Better Brain: How to Learn Faster and Achieve Everything You Want

To build a better brain you need to address the mind, heart and body. Jim Kwik is a widely recognized world expert in memory improvement, brain optimization and accelerated learning. He has exceeded all expectations after suffering a traumatic brain injury at 5 years old, and now performs remarkable feats with his brain to inspire what is possible.

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How to Regain Cognitive Function: A Systems Medicine Approach to Dementia

How to Regain Cognitive Function: A Systems Medicine Approach to Dementia

The answer to degenerative brain diseases is not an easy one. We have the brilliant Dr. David Haase with us to explain a systems medicine approach to treating dementia. One of his core ideologies? Stay humble, curious and have a love for being proven wrong.

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 Science of Longevity: How Anyone Can Reduce Age-Related Decline

Science of Longevity: How Anyone Can Reduce Age-Related Decline

There is so much advice on longevity and aging that it can be hard to sort through all of the information. Today we dive into the science-backed approaches for living a longer and healthier life. Valter Longo, Ph.D., has thirty years of experience in longevity and healthy eating, and is one of the world’s experts in the field.

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The Future Is What You Make It: Practical Tips for Balance & Sanity

The Future Is What You Make It: Practical Tips for Balance & Sanity

Humanistic Psychologist, Scott Barry Kaufman, joins us to discuss what it looks like to become the best version of ourselves, even in the challenging times we’re experiencing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He reveals that if we access our full potential, we not only are deeply filled with creativity, purpose and fulfillment, but we also are deeply connected to one another. He offers practical tips you can do today to advance your journey on the path to self-actualization.

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Can Aging be Reversed? Solving the Aging Problem

Can Aging be Reversed? Solving the Aging Problem

Imagine a world where we live to 130, 150 or 500 years old. Anti-aging pioneer, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, joins us to share his confidence in how technology will dramatically extend human lifespan. He joins our host, Heather Sandison, ND, to look at aging as a problem to be solved. In this episode, Dr. Aubrey de Grey offers hope to people looking for cutting-edge therapies to live longer.

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Let's Stop COVID-19: Social Isolation & The Latest News

Let's Stop COVID-19: Social Isolation & The Latest News

This episode contains important information about the new coronavirus to help protect your health and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Today we have with us John Mattison, MD. He is working currently on COVID-19 policy, diagnostics, and critical care. He's also an expert in health technology, virtual care, telemedicine, and very timely health informatics. Dr. Mattison is the former Chief Medical Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente.

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COVID-19: Immunity Protocols

COVID-19: Immunity Protocols

Dan Stickler, MD joins Heather Sandison, ND to explain immunity protocols that are most likely to be effective against coronavirus (COVID-19). This episode includes stress reduction techniques, nutrition info, supplements, and technologies that our team of experts has compiled to enhance the immune system's function. While we don't have all of the answers, we've used a complex systems science approach to provide the best information possible. 

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Why We Age: The Science of Living Longer

Why We Age: The Science of Living Longer

What can we do to offset age? Dr. Steven Austad joins us on Collective Insights to shed light on the aging process. He is an award winning researcher seeking to discover the underlying causes of aging with a long-term goal of developing medical interventions that slow the age-related decay in human health. He joins us to explain the science behind aging. Dr. Austad shares his predictions for what lifespan might look like in the future, and offers a glimpse into the future of aging therapies. Listen now to hear the discussion.


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