180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

This week we catch up with Jason Wachob, founder of the health and wellness online media giants MindBodyGreen. The independent media brand is dedicated to wellness with over 10 million monthly unique visitors! He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Goop, and Vogue.

We cover his personal journey of health transformation inspired him to start MBG, his health discoveries, meditation, stress-reduction strategies, his brand-new book 'WellTH', the power of the breathe and even Wim Hof the Iceman!

Use Snapchat? Follow me at: GuyL180

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What was the defining moment to make you reevaluate your own work-life-health balance?
  • What do you think will be the next big thing in wellness?
  • What ‘one thing’ do you think can have the most positive impact on our health?
  • Why did you write your new book - Wellth?
  • What does true wealth look like to you?
  • What are your non-negotiables to be the best version of yourself?
  • And much much more…

Video Version & Transcript: http://goo.gl/R15oxn

Hey, this is Guy Lawrence from 180 Nutrition and welcome to today's health session, where we cut through the confusion by connecting by leading global health and wellness experts to share the best and the latest science and thinking, empowering people to turn their health and lives around. We're doing it this week with the awesome Jason Wachob. He is the founder and CEO of mindbodygreen. If you're not familiar, they are a health and wellness company, media company, that is, and they now have I think over 12 million hits a month. They're big in the industry, they've influenced my life and they've influenced many people's lives around the globe with their message. It was fantastic to have Jason on today. We get into lots of topics, we discuss his new book, Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Résumé. We also dive into his own personal journey, meditation, breath work, and how he actually manages as an entrepreneur with so many situations going on, keep everything and his health in check and all the rest of it. I thoroughly enjoyed today's interview. He's a top guy, and there's lots of wisdom for sure in this podcast, no doubt. If you're on Snapchat, I actually joined a couple of weeks ago, come and say hi. Just look at the user name GuyL180. That's my user name. Come and check it out, say hi. Always great to meet like-minded people. I share behind the scenes of what I'm doing, even with these podcasts, how I'm filming, what's in my day as well. I'm enjoying this so far, it's a lot of fun. Anyway, let's go over to Jason. Enjoy.

Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I'm joined with Stuart Cooke, as always, hi Stuart.

Stu: Hello, mate.

Guy: Our awesome guest today is Jason Wachob. Jason, welcome to the show.

Jason: Thanks for having me, guys. Guy: I really appreciate it. Jason, just to start the conversation. If you were sitting on an airplane and a complete stranger sat next to you and said, "Hi, what do you for a living?" How would you answer that?

Jason: Wow. I would say I run a health and wellness media company called mindbodygreen.

Guy: Perfect. My next question would be to you is just to get familiar with our listeners as well, is what is mind, body, and green, and what inspired you to start it in the first place, because it's obviously a big mission. Jason: Sure. I'll start with the story. I'm 6'7". I played basketball college a long time ago, I'm 41 now. Back then, this was 1998, there were no startups, guys like me either ... if they had grades, maybe they went to law school. If they had an aptitude for science and wanted to help people, they went to med school. Or if they had none of the above, they went to Wall Street, so I became a trader. Largely because I grew up with no money and always wanted money. I saw money as freedom, I saw money as something that I could pay off my college debt ... and so I went on to Wall Street and was able to do well enough to pay off my debt, bought my mother a car, probably a little freedom.

While that was happening, at the same time, finally I reached this financial success and it was the worst month of my life because a relationship was falling apart. Very sharp contrast, here all I want is money, and I'm miserable. I saw really quickly that money did not buy happiness. 9/11 happened a little after that here in America. It really changed my perspective and it sort of led me down this entrepreneurial path. Fast forward to about 7 or 8 years ago, I was running a startup, doing a lot of flying.

I flew almost 150,000 miles domestic in a year. 6'7" me, coach seat. Do the math, not so great. It turned out that I had an old basketball that was exacerbated by all the flying and stress. I was stressed in my mind at the time. I had two extruded discs pressing on my sciatic nerve, L4, L5, S1. My right leg was like a lightning rod. I could not walk, it was terrible. I went to a doctor, he said, "You need surgery. It's not negotiable." I don't think surgery's necessarily a bad thing, but it's just something I wanted to avoid. I sought a second opinion, and he said the same thing. Then it was almost like an afterthought, he said, "You know, maybe some yoga or therapy might help." I was like, "Okay, I'll give this yoga thing a shot." I started doing some really light yoga in the morning, in the evening, like 10-15 minutes. I started to feel better over the course of a few weeks, and over the course of a few months, I completely healed, so I never got surgery.

It was like, "Holy cow!" This started to get me down this path and I started to look at things like stress and the mind and nutrition and the environment and all these things played a role in health, and I was like, "Holy cow, everyone's got health wrong." It's not about just vanity and weight loss, it's this lifestyle. Mind, body, green. That's how I got the idea for mindbodygreen quite literally, so that's how it all started.

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:16pm PST

This week we catch up with coach, author, speaker and physical therapist Kelly Starrett. If you are familiar with CrossFit or mobility, then Kelly needs no introduction. But if this is your first time, then you are in for a treat!

Kelly if the founder of Mobility Wod and he has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance.

And today we tap into Kelly's wisdom on how we can improve upon our own daily movement, avoid the sedentary trap and also discuss his new book Deskbound.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • How should we move if we want to live a long and pain-free life?
  • You mention performing ‘basic maintenance’ on ourselves, please explain...
  • Icing injuries and sprains... yes or no?
  • What are your thoughts on the 'Wim Hof Method' for recovery?
  • How do we combat sitting at our desk every day?
  • And much much more...

Video Verison & Transcript: http://goo.gl/qxUjgF

Welcome to today's health sessions and of course, where we're cutting through all the confusion by connecting with leading global health and wellness experts to share the best of the latest science and thinking and powering people to turn their health and lives around. Today's guest, we are doing it with Mr. Kelly Starrett.

I have no doubt there'll be listeners today that are familiar with Kelly, especially if you've been doing crossfit for a long time, but for you guys that might not be familiar with Kelly Starrett, he is the founder of Mobility WOD which is designed to help you hack your body's mechanics and provides the tools to preform basic maintenance on yourself, which I think we could all do and be a part of. I believe Kelly is one of the greatest innovators to connect movement with function today.

If you're not an athlete listening to this, there's heaps of wisdom in there so stick with it, and of course if you are a high end athlete, there'll be definitely things to make you reconsider how you train effectively and how you look after and condition the body accordingly as well. We get into also topics, we talk about his new book of course, Deskbound, which is in the mail for me as we speak. If there's one thing that bugs the shit out of me is the fact that I have to sit often so I'm constantly mixing it up, so he has some great wisdom on that for us today.

We also even get into Wim Hof and ice baths and even icing injuries, should we, shouldn't we, and so forth. It goes off in all directions but we made sure there's lots of [pills 00:01:39] of questions to get the most out of Kelly's experience and wisdom as he is a wealth of knowledge. I must say as well, Kelly, he's a big open guy, he's a real deal, he's full of life and he generally wants to make a difference in this world which is fantastic. It was great to have him on and I have no doubt you're going to enjoy today's podcast. One last thing, I've joined the world of Snapchat, believe it or not, yes, I know, but come and say hi on...

Snapchat to me, my username is GuyL180.

If you're on Snapchat, you're listening to this, come and hit me up, send me a message, ask me a question, I don't care. It'd just be good to reach out to you. Let's go over to Kelly Starrett, enjoy.

Hi, this is Guy Lawrence, I'm joined with Stuart Cook as always, Hi Stu. Stu:Hello, mate. Guy:Our awesome guest today is Kelly Starrett. Kelly, welcome to the show.

Kelly:Guys, thanks for having me.

Guy:Really appreciate it, mate. Now, I got a sneaking suspicion with our listeners, they'll be a split crew. 50% will know exactly who you are, what you do, and I reckon we'll be introducing you to a lot of new listeners which is excellent, we think. You've created an amazing community online over the years, through Mobility WOD. You've written three books, the third one's just coming out, is that correct?

Kelly:That's true. Guy:My first question is to you, can you take us on Kelly Starrett's journey a little bit from how it all began, how it all became to get into this point today, really, for the people that may be not familiar?

Video Verison & Transcript: http://goo.gl/qxUjgF

 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:40pm PST

This week we catch up with Nutritionist and Naturopath Lynda Griparic, and we dive into a topic not to often spoken at the dinner table... Constipation and bowel movements! In a world fixated on weight loss, quick fixes and calorie counting, we dive into why you really need to look under the hood! If you want amazing energy, less reaction to foods, be your ideal weight, glowing skin etc... It all starts here.

Knowing how your internal plumbing works and why regular bowel movements are crucial for long term health and how you look and feel on a daily basis.

About Lynda Griparic: Qualifications; Advanced Diploma of Naturopathic Medicine, Diploma of Nutrition, Yoga Teacher & smartDNA Genomic Wellness Practitioner.

"I am passionate about clean whole nutrition and it’s simple power to have a profound and positive effect on our energy, health and happiness. My own journey has taught me however, that nourishing the body with fresh, clean whole foods must also be supported by a practise of movement and play that gives sustenance to our body, mind, and spirit completely; sustaining greater energy, vitality, and connection with the world."

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Discuss constipation & why are regular bowel movements so important?
  • Expand on the link between constipation and weight loss?
  • What foods would you recommend we eat or avoid to improve constipation?
  • Give us 5 tips to get make us more regular?
  • How much do you think stress and lifestyle play a part in constipation?
  • And much much more...

About Episode:

Welcome to today's Health Sessions where we cut through the confusion by connecting with leading global health and wellness experts, to share the best with the latest science in thinking, empowering people to turn their health and lives around. We're doing it this week with the lovely Linda Graparic. I'm allowed to say she's lovely because she's actually my fiance, so this is a very exciting episode for me to bring Linda into the forefront on the podcast. She is a wealth of knowledge and I can say that because I see single-handedly what she does. She's been a huge influence on my own personal life and the way I certainly think about health and how the body operates as well. She's a qualified naturopath and nutritionist.  

Actually, I've been pushing to get her on the podcast for a while and she's finally accepted. It's all been my idea to do this. We get into the topic today of constipation and gut health. Constipation is a little bit of a topic that I guess doesn't get talked about much but it is a vital part of the body human mechanisms and how we operate on a daily basis and the effect of not going to the toilet on a regular basis, what that can actually do to us. And of course gut health, which we've covered a bit in the past on the podcast and how these two interline. What fascinates me as well is, I pride myself on health ... We're doing these podcasts, we're meeting all of these amazing people and we're getting all this content out to you guys. 

One thing I do is have a stool test done once in a while and I had one done, literally, about three months ago and it came back really poorly, the results. I was really shocked. It's like, "What the hell?" I'm doing all these things right and I'm still susceptible to these things." Bacteria is an interesting thing. Parasites is an interesting thing. You can contract them from anywhere and they do affect you and they affect your body. My first tell-tale signs were my joints were starting to ache when I was at the gym and I'm like, "Something is not right." I had it tested and Lynda's been guiding me now, for the last three months, in overcoming this. Already, I'm feeling much better. I can feel my energy is increasing. I'm sleeping better.

I just want to put out there, if you're proactive, these are things definitely worth thinking about and we cover so many words of wisdom today. Strap yourself in. This is an awesome podcast, even if I'm bias by saying that. I have no doubt you're going to get a lot out of it. I just want to touch on a couple of things as well. First of all, I've moved to Snapchat. I'm still trying to figure out what the hell it is but if you are on Snapchat, hit me up, ask me questions, reach out to me. My user name is guyl180. If you're on Snapchat, come and say hi. I just wanted to mention as well that our podcasts are shot in video as well. It is only in Skype format but ultimately we transcribe them as well so they can be read.

All the links are there for the resources and of course you get to see our pretty faces for an hour if you feel like sitting down, if you're not out and about walking. They're worth checking out and if you want to keep up to the latest, simply just subscribe to our email, where we bring content to you every week. Ninety-five percent of the content we actually put out and do is ... Everything we do, ninety-five percent of it is free. We want to empower you to have the best wellness and health possible, so you can put them choices in for yourself, making choices, and proactively move forward, knowing that you're doing the right things. 

 

Video Version & Transcript Here:

http://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/weight-loss-constipation-gut-health

 

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:53pm PST

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