180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions. (health & nutrition)

Today's episode was recorded at the end of day 3 of the 4 day Wim Hof (The Ice Man) retreat in Melbourne Australia. 65 of us brave folk from all around the world to dived deep into Wim's methods of breathwork and cold exposure to have a greater understanding of our own physiology.

It was a life changing experience and one I will be forever grateful for.

This episode was recorded with Dave O'Brien, who is good friend and was one of the other participants. Dave is co-founder of 5th Element Wellness. A world class health and fitness facility based in Melbourne. http://www.5ew.com.au/

Brought to you by 180Nutrition.com.au

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This week we welcome to the show Damian Kristof. He has a wealth of experience with 20 years in the health industry. He’s a nutritionist, naturopath, and a chiropractor. He’s also a highly sought-after presenter and speaker in the wellness industry.

On top of that, he has two successful podcast; The Wellness Guys & 100 Not Out. We had a lot of fun delving into topics from his time in the blue zone (the island of Ikaria), to the chemical – physical – emotional components of stress, to his views on nutrition. Enjoy…

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the philosophies behind chiropractic health, and should everyone have a checkup?
  • Stress. You talk about the emotional – chemical – physical components. Please explain.
  • What are your stress reduction strategies (For emotional – chemical – physical)?
  • You talk about nutritional care not ‘scare’. Please explain.
  • Ikaria – the island where people forget to die. What would be the top 5 things you learned from them?
  • What are your non-negotiable practices?

Full Transcript & Video Version Here:


Hi. This is Guy Lawrence of 180 Nutrition. Welcome to another episode of The Health Sessions, where we cut through the confusion by connecting with 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 are doing it this week with the super fantastic Mr. Damian Kristof. I have to say, this was a killer of an episode. If you’re unfamiliar with Damian, he has a wealth of experience. He’s been working in the health industry for over 20 years. He’s a nutritionist, naturopath, and a chiropractor. He’s also a highly sought-after presenter and speaker in the wellness industry. I’ve seen him personally speak myself, and I thought he was amazing. His in-depth knowledge of the body, nervous system, food functions, and responses, it’s all in there and it’s all in today’s episode.

[00:01:00] We hit him up with all sorts of stuff, from chiropractic therapy, the importance of it, it’s had a bit of bad wrap lately in the press and stuff. We’re just interested in getting his take on it, and the whole spinal adjustment, stress. What else do we go into? We go into nutritional stuff, from what he calls we should be looking at nutritional care, not nutritional scare, which I love the whole concept as well. His recent trip to, forgive me if I can’t pronounce this correctly, Icaria, sorry, Damian, in Greece, where it’s a blue zone, where people are living the longest on Earth. He spent 10 days there, and what he learned from that experience, too.

[00:02:00] Sit back. This is going to be awesome conversation that we just had with him. I also want to give out a shout out to Alita T., who’s just left a review on our iTunes page. She says, “Just loving Guy’s podcasts, our guests’ interview style, wealth of knowledge, and passion for wellness. Oh, and the theme music.” That’s cool as well. That theme music took me ages to put together 4 years ago. Still going strong. “100 out of 10, Guy’s. Brilliant. Can’t think you enough.” I can’t think you enough either for a review like that. That’s really appreciated. As you always hear me say, these reviews help us get rank in iTunes and internationally, as well. Also by subscribing to your iTunes channel and 5 star rating. If you could just do one of them things if you remember, during our busy days, it just helps other people find these podcasts, too.

Anyway, let’s go over to Mr. Damian Kristof. Enjoy.

Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I’m joined by Stuart Cook, as always. Hi, Stu.


Hello mate.


Welcome, mate. Our awesome guest today is Mr. Damian Kristof. Damian, welcome to the show.


Hey, Stu. Great to be here. Thanks for having me.


[00:03:00] No worries, mate. It’s been a long time coming. I’m very excited to have you on. I’ve been doing my homework the last couple of days. I thought, “Boy, this boy has got a lot of strings in his bow.” You are a man of many talents, mate, and I’m looking forward to unearthing them today over the next 45 minutes or an hour, something like that.


There’s a bit to talk about, isn’t there? I saw your list of questions. I was like, “Wow, far out. There’s heaps there.” I’m happy with that. That’s great. I’m really looking forward to sharing with you guys. It has been a long time, but I’ve watched from afar what you guys have been up to, and I love it. Obviously, we’re traveling very similar paths, so this is potentially going to be great for everybody.


Yeah. I’ve always been kicking off the show lately, mate, with, if you were stopped by a complete stranger on the street, and they asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?


[00:04:00] On a Facebook stalker. That’s what I do for a living. Apart from that, I spend my whole life helping people do a better job with their health. That’s my modus operandi. I’m motivated by seeing people do a better job with their health. Obviously, I run Forage, which is my music company. I’m a chiropractor. I’m one of the wellness guys, so I’m with the podcast network The Wellness Catch. I speak around Australia non-stop on food and nutrition, lifestyle, stress, and all of the above.


Yeah, right. I actually found out last night, mate, and I had no idea about this, but you were actually a bit of a New Zealand TV celebrity at one stage, as well. Is that the case?


[00:05:00] Those were the days. That’s when I had hair. That was amazing. That was good fun, actually. I filmed a TV show while I was over in New Zealand that highlighted healthy living, and what people would call today paleo were the principles that I shared with people back then. Before paleo word was trendy, I was just sharing with people, “This is how you do good health.” That got a brand name. Now it’s called paleo. The TV show was called Downsize Me. For three and a bit years, we helped over 50 people lose more than 3 tons of weight.


Wow. That’s incredible. Just for our listeners as well, we always like to get a bit of background and a little bit of depth to whoever we bring on the show. Where are you from originally, and what led you into this whole world of health? You’re an extremely qualified guy, with all these different qualifications. There’s got to be a sheer passion there to go out and actually study and get all that, because it’s bloody hard work doing all that. Can you fill us in a bit?


[00:06:00] Yeah. I grew up in very humble beginnings. I grew up in a really poor neighborhood in a suburb in Melbourne called Dandenong. Dandenong is a really low socioeconomic area. At that time, we were 33 Ks from the city. We didn’t know that many other suburbs were in between, because we just didn’t travel. We used to have bread delivered to our house in a garbage bag by the St. Vincent de Paul. They would bring it to us, and we’d scrummage. We’d go to the bottom of the bag and see whether or not we could find ourselves a cheese roll, or a cheese and bacon roll. Even if it was 2 or 3 days, we’d whack it into a microwave, and that would make it fresh. That was my nutritional starting. That’s where it began.

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This week we welcome to the show Darya Rose of Summer Tomato. She has a PhD in neuroscience and she is also the author of her book called 'Foodist'. We get Darya on the show today to share a little bit about her journey and her relationship with chronic dieting in her teens and early twenties. We also discuss the lessons learned from this and how she changed her relationship with dieting and food, why she eats more food than ever and exercises less than when she used to 'diet'. We also dive into the topic of Vipassana, where you are silent for 10 days! Enjoy... Questions we ask in this episode:

  • You said, when you stopped dieting you lost weight… please explain
  • How can we cultivate healthy habits into a lifestyle?
  • What’s your take on stress and how do you deal with it? Any tips?
  • You’ve done a vipassana. What is it, and what did you learn from it?
  • What are your non-negotiable practices?
  • How much do you think our thoughts and the way we think about ourselves affect our overall health?

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This is Guy Lawrence on 180 nutrition and welcome to this week's episode of the health sessions. Where of course we cut through the confusion by connecting with leading global health and wellness expert to share the best or the latest science and thinking, empowering people to turn their health and lives around. This week we are doing it with the lovely Darya Rose of the Summer Tomato. She has a PhD in neuroscience and she is also the author of a book called Foodist. We get Darya on the show today to share a little bit about her journey and she talks about how she had this relationship with chronic dieting in her teens and early twenties and how she was always on some sort of diet. Then she'll discuss these steps she took to then turn it around and now she's on inspiring others to do the same thing. Especially those people that have similar relationships with food and dieting as well.

[00:01:00] It makes for a fascinating conversation, and I really enjoyed chatting to Darya today. We'll also get onto the topic of Vipassana, which is something I'm very curious about as well. I haven't done it yet but if you are unsure what that is, we are going to a great depth but essentially it's where you become silent for ten days. Which in this day and age is no easy feat I can assure you. I'm very much looking forward to get on with the show.

[00:02:00] Just to give you a heads up as well. By the time this goes live, I'm going to be very close to going to the Wim Hof iceman retreat in Melbourne. I'm very excited, I've been prepping myself for the last few months if you you've been following me on social media. That's explains why I've been getting nice bags and doing some crazy breath work as well. I will be covering it all on Snapchat for the five days I'm down there with Wim. If you want to see it behind the scenes and what it looks like and what I'm up to with Wim Hof and I think about forty nine other people, just hit me up on Snapchat. My username is GuyL180.

If you have any questions, please throw them at me because I'm sure it's going to be a lot of fun and very interesting as well. The last thing, if you are enjoying our show on iTunes, all we ask you is that you subscribe to it, five star it and leave a review if you are enjoying it. Of course an honest review is always welcome. This just helps us make these episodes help reach other people so they can get the same information, as you are right now listening to these shows. Let's go over to Darya Rose, enjoy. Hi, this is Guy Lawrence, I'm joined by Stuart Cook as always, hi Stu.


Hello mate, how are you?


Our lovely guest today is Darya Rose. Darya, welcome to the show.


Thanks guys.


We appreciate you coming on Darya. I know the first question I've been asking everyone lately is if a complete stranger stopped you in the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?


I practice this one all the time because I never know what to say because there is a like dumb answer and then there is a different dumb answer. Lately I've been telling I'm a health Jedi.

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Do you struggle to make meditation a daily practice? I know I did for many years. This podcast episode is to help inspire those who want to make meditation more of a practice for themselves.

For the past 18 months, meditation has become an important part of my life, but before that it eluded me for years, even though I felt like I wanted to do it. If that sounds familiar, then it is my wish that the 5 key factors I talk about will help you get meditation momentum like it did for me :)

If you enjoy this special episode or have any questions on the topic of meditation, come and hit me up on Snapchat: GuyL180 




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This week we welcome to the show Trevor Hendy, a former Australian surf Ironman champion and now wholistic life coach.

Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Trevor won the Australian Surf Ironman Championship six times and came second on three occasions. He was unchallenged as “the Greatest Ironman in the World” – the pride of Australian Surf Life Saving. He was also inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2000.

He is now a speaker, mentor and coach. His client list also includes some of the worlds sporting and business elite. He mixes his experience as a counselor, life coach, sporting coach and elite athlete to guide everyone he works with to bigger and better things. He specialises in connecting with his clients at a deep enough level to find the personal negatives holding them back and unleash the passion they need to “go the whole way”.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Was it a difficult transition from Ironman
  • Champion to embarking on a new career?
  • What does the Soul, Mind and Body connection mean to you?
  • What one thing/strategy/practice has enhanced your life the most?
  • What are your non-negotiable practices?
  • What foods do you eat and what foods do you avoid?

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Trevor, welcome to the show.


Thanks Guy, good to be here mate.


I appreciate it. The first question I have been asking everyone recently on our podcast is if a complete stranger came up to you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

[00:03:00] That is a really funny one to ask me because all my family and my friends often laugh about this because I have trouble answering it. The reason being what I do is I explain it differently every time. I help people release their baggage and get out of that unconscious stream and [inaudible 00:03:11] and that sort of troublesome place where it is us against the world and we better compete and fight for everything.

I help people get out of that and into their flow, where their natural state is, where their natural being is and to be really able to appreciate life in every moment, rather than being on this timeline thing where the beauty is in the future, it's not right here now. That is what I do and I don't know how to explain it. I try and help ... I am helping people create more space in themselves, so maybe I am a space man? It is kind of like ... I often say holistic life coach.


[00:04:00] Fantastic, fantastic. I appreciate it could have been a tough one actually. For all our listeners as well, because I am fully aware that I think over 30% of our listeners are actually worldwide, they are not from Australia so they might not be familiar with your past and your achievements and what you have done. Would you mind just taking us a little back to the beginning and sort of bring us up to speed. Not only were you an amazing Iron Man, I heard the other day as well that you actually spent a fair bit of time travelling, as a kid, with your family as well and I was fascinated by all that. Could you kind of fill us in a little bit so people get a feel for your background, Trevor?


Sure. I was born in Melbourne, Victoria and my dad was pretty brave. He came home one day when I was about three years old and said to my mum, "Look, I've worked out what I want to do, I want to pack up, sell the house and everything. I want to travel around Australia for a couple of years. I am hearing that everybody else is traveling around the world and seeing the world, but no one is seeing our own country."

[00:05:00] He wanted to give us that experience and he had, I think, an itchy feeling that he had the house and the wife and the kids and the picket fence and a couple of pets and I think he thought that that was not probably everything that he wanted, that there must have been something more. He had the perfect job and couple of qualifications. He was a builder and a mechanic and stuff like that, which is the perfect set up really because then what he did then was we sold the house, we traveled around Australia for two years from when I was 3 to 5 and my sister [inaudible 00:05:27] age, I was being role modeled by a father who was willing to go outside the status quo to give his family something that he just sensed there was something more.

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Get ready to strap yourself in, as our interview with this weeks awesome guest Dr Mario Martinez could quite possibly change the way you think about your health forever!

Dr Mario travelled the world interviewing people that are living happily over 100 hundred years old as he wanted to know what was their secret. Today he shares his discoveries in this fascinating interview and why he believes longevity is learned, not inherited.

Sit back and enjoy as we dive deep into what he calls 'The Mind-Body Code'.

Dr. Mario E. Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist. In 1998 he developed his theory of Biocognitive Science based on research that demonstrates how thoughts and their biological expression coemerge within a cultural history.


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Questions we ask in this episode:

  • You mentioned ‘Illnesses are learned; the causes of health are inherited’, please explain.
  • How much of our beliefs affect our immune system?
  • What have you learned by studying stress?
  • How do we change our beliefs?
  • What is the ‘abundance phobia’?
  • What are your non-negotiable practices?

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Welcome to today’s health sessions where of course we cut through the confusion by connecting with leading global health and wellness experts to share the best and the latest in science and thinking, empowering people to turn their health and lives around. Boy, do we have a pearl of an episode for you today.

Our special guest is Dr. Mario Martinez. To sum it up, I loved this episode and I love everything that he has to talk about. I’m not going to run long too much in this because I just want you to get into this topic and absorb it, and even listen to it twice or three times if you have to, to fully understand what Dr. Mario is saying because I think this information is crucial and we’re just not talking about it in the health industry enough.

[00:01:00] In a very, very confined nutshell, we talk about how longevity is actually learned, how we can actually learn to live longer and happier lives and how that affects our health as well. He talks about cultural beliefs to affecting even our immune system. Of course, if you’ve been listening to our podcast on a regular basis, we all know how crucial the immune system is to stay healthy. It’s just a fascinating topic. Dr. Mario is coming to Australia and New Zealand. He’s going to be in Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney in mid-July. I’ll link to the show notes. Check it out. I’m going to go down to the workshop with Mario in July. I just think this is awesome stuff. If you have the opportunity, just go. Be open. Check it out because I really think it will help people empower themselves and to turn their lives around.
[00:02:00] We’re going to get into Mario. If you’re enjoying this episode, all I ask is if you can subscribe to our iTunes channel. That little subscription tells iTunes that hey, we’ve got a good podcast going on and it helps with our rankings. 5 star it. If you’re feeling really frisky and adventurous, leave a review. That’s all that we ask. We do these podcasts for nothing. We get them out there. We want as many people to listen to this information as possible. That would be greatly appreciated if you do that. Of course, come and hit me up in Snapchat. GuyL180 if you want to see anymore about what my day looks like. Anyway, let’s go over to Mario. Enjoy.

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This week we catch up with the lovely Crystal Fieldhouse, founder of ecology wholistic skin care. Crystal is a podcaster, mindfulness leader and real food advocate with super sensitive skin and a history of adult acne and eczema.

Her skin was always up and down. Clear or breaking out, calm or flaring up. So she knows how painful, embarrassing and frustrating it can be dealing with skin issues and finding skincare products that help to calm red, dry, itchy, flakey skin, so you can stop feeling self conscious and ashamed of problem skin.

When Crystal could not find a natural, chemical-free moisturiser that met her personal standards and didn’t irritate her sensitive skin, she spent 12 months researching and developing her own.

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Questions we ask:

  • Where are we going wrong with skincare? What should we do as a basic skincare regime?
  • What ingredients should we be looking to avoid in our skincare products?
  • Do chemical ingredients in high street skincare products ‘really’ enter our bloodstream?
  • How important is sunshine for great skin health? Tell us about your skincare routine. And much much more...

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Hey, this is Guy Lawrence of 180 Nutrition and welcome to another episode of the health sessions where we are cutting through to confusion by connecting with leading global health and wellness experts to share the best with the latest science thinking and empowering people to turn their health and lives around. This week we’re doing it with the lovely Crystal Fieldhouse. Crystal is the founder of Ecology Skin Care which was launched back in March 2014 after a year of research and development. Crystal is also a podcaster, a mindfulness leader and a real food advocate with super sensitive skin and history of acne and eczema.

[00:01:00] Over 15 years she tried anything and everything to try to fix her problem skin or to hide it. I know sensitive skin can be quite an issues. Crystal, eventually the pain, embarrassment and frustrations trying to find the natural chemical-free moisturizer that met her personal standards and didn’t irritate her sensitive skin. Later they spent 12 months researching and developing her own. We dive in for the next 45 minutes and hit Crystal with the a ton questions all around skin. If you do have skin sensitivities, eczema, dermatitis or whatever it might be, then this podcast you’re going to find this out a huge wealth of information.

[00:02:00] I also just want to do a quick shutout for the recent review on iTunes by [Jackma 00:01:31], “Such a quality Australian production, five stars.” That’s a big thank you, I really appreciate it. They say, “Fantastic interviews of local heroes in the health world as well as great international guests. I always learn something new.” All I can say is big thanks for the review, I appreciate it. Please keep them coming guys. If you’re not subscribed to our podcast, just hit the subscribe button and the five stars, it just helps with our rankings and it helps us to continue to get this message out there so more people can have this information freely available to them.

Anyway, let’s go over to Crystal. This is a fantastic interview. Enjoy.

Hi, this is Guy Lawrence, I’m joined by Stuart Cooke


Hello mate.


Our lovely guest today is Crystal Fieldhouse. Crystal, welcome to the podcast.


Thank you so much for having me on guys.

Guy: Look, it’s going to be a fantastic topic. We’re very excited to learn a few tips from you that’s for sure. The first question I’ll ask you is if you were in a bus stop and a complete stranger come up to you and say, “Oh, what do you do?” What would you say?

Crystal: What I do? I make my own skin care products. We make beautiful skin care for people with dry and sensitive skin, and we especially love helping people with eczema and dermatitis, so they’re really a problem skin.


Perfect. I always love to start with that question just to give people a bit of a wrap around. Take us on your journey a little bit if you mind Crystal, because I saw you speak, we spoke together at Tasmania a couple of years back and I know there’s a whole history behind everything, what’s brought you up today and actually created Ecology Skin Care. Would you mind taking us back from the beginning and filling everyone in about yourself and your own journey?


Yes, I’d love to. I’m a Kiwi living in Australia. We live down on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. I’m into good food and healthy living which is why we shared a stage. My husband and I, we started eating to a paleo whole food type template around five years ago now. I also find anything to do with the mind and psychology totally fascinating. I’m a big nerd. I studied neuroscience at uni so it’s followed me through. I worked in the gym industry and the pharmaceutical industry for many years, and now I have my own skin care brand, Ecology Skin Care.


What sparked that into the skin care in the first place?


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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!

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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…

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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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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...

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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?

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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. 


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