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This week welcome to the show Lesley Maxwell. She redefines what it means to be fifty and fabulous. A mother of three, Melbourne-based Lesley has more than 20 body sculpting titles to her name and represented Australia in New York where she won the prestigious Miss USA Figure Championship.

Director of Oui Fitness, Author of Get the Body you Want, Oxygen Ambassador plus Oxygen Covergirl. Lesley is also a regular contributor for Oxygen magazine and has appeared many times in the media.

 

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What prompted you to compete in body sculpting competitions?
  • In a nutshell - what are the benefits of lifting weights for (older adults) … people over a certain age?
  • With the people you meet and the clients you train, is there still a fear around fat?
  • Do you believe people can reverse the ageing process?
  • What does your exercise routine look like?
  • And much much more

 

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[00:00:30] Hey, this is Guy Lawrence on 180 Nutrition and welcome to another episode of The Health Sessions where of course we are connecting with leading global health and wellness experts to share the best and the latest science and thinking and empowering to turn all of our health and lives around. And this week we are doing it with the awesome Lesley Maxwell. Now, if you're not familiar with Lesley, she redefines what it means to be 50 and fabulous. I'll tell you, she truly does, I mean it's amazing. She's a mother of three, she's Melbourne based and has more than 20 body sculpting titles to her name and represented Australia in New York where she won the prestigious Miss USA figure championship. Amazing.

[00:01:00] Author of Get the Body You Want and her new book, Training to Train, which we discussed today. And, she's an Oxygen ambassador, plus Oxygen cover girl and Lesley is also a regular, ah, can't get my words out, contributor to Oxygen magazine and has appeared on TV and ACA and newspapers and so forth. And it was fantastic to tap into the topics that she discusses today, especially when it comes to training. Weight training especially, for people over 50 years old, which is phenomenal. And I'm a huge fan of Lesley's message and what she shares with us today and I have no doubt if you're not doing any weight training, this is going to inspire you. And I certainly am a big believer in it as well. So, I hope you enjoy the episode!

[00:02:00] And I just wanted to mention as well, guys, that we are currently giving away free samples of the 180 Superfood Blend, protein Superfood Blend. So, if you haven't tried it yet and you're keen, then hopefully this little announcement is going to motivate you to go back to 180nutrition.com.au where there's a big banner there saying, "Grab your free sample!" So, if you want to try it and want to know what all the fuss is about and why thousands of other people who have walked your path in the past are using 180, making smoothies out of it and actually getting rid of some of those unfavorable foods and replacing it with the 180 smoothie, then you can go and try it out. All we ask in return is that you pay a small shipping and handling fee, and we will give you four serves for nothing. There you go, how's that for a deal? Anyway, go and check it out and hit me up on Instagram if you do so. Anyway, let's go over to Lesley. Enjoy the podcast and of course when it comes to iTunes guys, you know what to do. Awesome.

Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I'm joined with Stu Cooke, as always. Hello Stu.

Stu 

Hello Guy!

Guy

And our lovely guest today is Lesley Maxwell. Lesley, welcome to the show.

Lesley

Hi Stu, hi Guy! Thank you so much for having me, it's great to be here.

Guy

[00:03:00] The privilege is all ours, right? It's a true honor. Now, just to kickstart the show Lesley, we ask a similar question to everyone at the start and that is, if a complete stranger stopped you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Lesley

[00:03:30] Well, I actually change people's lives. Truly, I give them their lives back again because often people become so, you know at a certain age they think they should go downhill instead of revamping and getting better and stronger and healthier. And I feel I honestly give people a new lease of life and I give women, you know, help them get their sexy back and feel great and that's what life is. We've got so much to offer, and so much life to live. It's a shame that you shouldn't do that, just because you get to 50 or whatever it is they feel it's shut off point. When we can really improve our bodies and health and go on and live this amazing life in the best health and strength we can. So, it feels great.

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This week our fantastic guest is me, Guy Lawrence :) Yes the roles are reversed as we go off in tangents and down rabbit-holes as we go into things I've not shared before.

From struggling to find my purpose to starting 180 Nutrition. Facing my fears and drinking the most powerful psychedelic in the world; Ayahuasca. My experience at a five day scientific study of meditating with Dr Joe Dispenza. My meditation routine, the health industry in general and more!..

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This week welcome to the show Bronnie Ware. Bronnie’s calling is to lead by courageous example; a calling she honours with integrity. Having sat by bedsides of the terminally ill for several years, she knows the pain of dying with regret. Bronnie also understands the value of humour and being real. Consequently she exercises her power of choice with consciousness on a daily basis.

While acknowledging how much courage it can take to truly allow all we deserve through, Bronnie believes we are all worthy of joy. Her work and teachings draw on first-hand experience, always delivered with relatable honesty. With a grounded attitude and great sense of humour, Bronnie connects to people from all walks of life.

Her incredible life experience goes well beyond the years with dying people and has taught her how much we are all alike, rather than different. This attitude also connects Bronnie easily and delightfully to her audience worldwide, particularly once they experience her energy in person at live events.

One of her favourite things is getting people off their computers and back to real-life conversations and experiences. Bronnie's life so far has also taught her how crucial it is to enjoy the precious gift of time we are given, by courageously living as true to our heart as possible. With a passionate love of keeping life simple, Bronnie is also a master storyteller and a powerful teacher of courage.

Her favourite role is as a mother. Her favourite teacher is nature.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What were the top 5 regrets of the dying that inspired you to live life differently?
  • How to we go beyond our fears and self-doubts so we don’t live a life of regret?
  • What 3 tips would you give someone if they wanted to make substantial change in their lives so they don’t live with regret?
  • You have a new book called ‘Bloom’ out. What can we expect?
  • Space is a big theme in your new book Bloom, how has this shaped your life?

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This week our awesome guest is Bronnie Ware. And boy, did I love this episode. I mean, it's a phenomenal story, and if you haven't heard of Bronnie before, we're obviously going to get into it well in the podcast. So make sure you stick around for this one. But, essentially she calls herself a fifteen-year overnight success, because she wrote a phenomenal book called "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying." It went on and became a worldwide, huge phenomenon, and sold over a million copies, and then's gone on to do amazing things ever since. She shares her findings and teachings and how she's applying them things into her own life as well.

[00:01:30] What I love so much about this message today is that it just reminds us that life is not infinite. We do have a limited time here, and these messages are fantastic to keep us in check and actually remind us and ask ourselves the questions about what are the most important things in life and are we applying them, are we doing them, and to live with courage and step forward and take that on. Because ultimately, like I always remind myself every day, is that all we have is now. All we have is this moment, right? Even though we spend so much time in the future or the past or whatever. And Bronnie just articulates it so well today, and she's just awesome. And it was a real privilege to have her on the show. So, I have no doubt you guys are going to enjoy. Sit back, and make you contemplate the way we're doing things, which is great, which is great.

Now, guys, I just want to give a shout out for our latest podcast review. We love them. Please keep them coming in, because it helps with the rankings and helps spread the word so other people just like you can listen to these episodes. But, it's from Katie Meredith. Thank you, Katie. She said, "I've been binge-listening to the guys of 180 for the last month due to a new long commute. I'm hooked. They're easily the most engaging, informative, and easy to understand podcast about nutrition, exercise, sleep, and everything to make you a better you. All the speakers explain the concepts thoroughly, but also give simple and easy ways to implement the tips into our everyday lives. It's accessible, real information. I am an exercise physiologist, and I've directed many of my clients, as well as my parents, to The Health Sessions, who also reap the benefits. Can't wait to hear more."

Big thanks for that review. Like, awesome. I really appreciate it, guys.

And, anyway, let's stop talking. Let's go over. You know what I do. Enjoy the episode, and I'll see you soon. Bye.

Hey, this is Guy Lawrence. I'm joined by Stuart Cooke, as always. Good morning, Stu.

Stu

Good morning, Guy.

Guy

And our lovely guest today is Bronnie Ware. Bronnie, welcome to the show.

[00:03:00]
Bronnie

Thanks a lot, guys. Welcome. Thank you.

Guy

It's going to be awesome. I'm so excited about this. Through a mutual friend of Mr. Marcus Pierce ... I know he speaks highly of you. And I've just been interested, Bronnie, because I've just been constantly seeing you come up ... Since you've been on my, kind of, radar, I'm starting to see you everywhere, and your books and the podcasts and everything, and it was like, Oh my God, we have to get Bronnie on the show. This is phenomenal. So thank you for your time, Bronnie.

Bronnie

Oh, it's my pleasure. Thank you.

Guy

So the first question I ask everyone on the show, Bronnie, is if a stranger stopped you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Bronnie 

What I did for a living? Okay, well, I'd say I'm a teacher of courage.

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This week welcome to the show David O’ Brien. He is the fitness director of 5th Element Wellness. He has dedicated his life to individually tailoring wellness and fitness strategies to improve peoples lives. Having spent over a decade being educated by the world leaders in their respective fields, he has gone on to combine their knowledge to successfully develop his own strategies accumulated from his learning and honed through experience. Ultimately applying holistic solutions leaving people better informed, and feeling great.

Questions asked in the episode:

  • Adrenal fatigue is a hot topic at the moment. What is your take on it?
  • You deal with blood chemistry markers within 5 th element. What are someof the trends you’re seeing? Examples?
  • What type of message do you think is getting sent in the fitness industry at the moment?
  • What type of training do you think is the missing ingredient in a lot of people’s lives?
  • What are some of the common trends you are seeing in the people that you are dealing with that is having the most success?
  • What does your exercise routine look like?

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Guy

[00:00:30] [00:01:00] Hey everybody. Guy Lawrence of course from 180 Nutrition, and welcome to another fantastic episode of the Health Sessions, where we are connecting with leading global health and wellness experts to share the best and latest science and thinking, empowering people to turn their health and lives around. This week we have the awesome guest of Dave O’Brien, and he is the founder, I should say co-founder, of this amazing facility in Melbourne called Fifth Element Wellness. David has worked with some fantastic people including Ido Portal, Charles Poliquin, James LaValle, worked on blood markers and biochemistry, and also Louie Simmons, strength training, posterior chain and so forth. I’ve got to know Dave, he’s become a very good friend of mine and he is a wealth of knowledge and one of the first people I’ll pick up the phone to when I need to get the question answered, and to get him to share his wisdom on the podcast today was phenomenal. We tackle his own story from how he burnt out to chronic fatigue and adrenal fatigue massively, and the steps he started to take to reverse that around. Not only that, but the things that he sees on a regular basis through his Fifth Element Wellness, and the steps we can take to adjust accordingly moving forward, to create our most optimum wellness and health and the best versions of ourselves.

[00:01:30] [00:02:00] Now this goes off in all sort of directions. We cover many many topics, like I said adrenal fatigue, the fitness industry in general, movement, where we should be starting from when it comes to exercise as well, and we get into hormonal function as well. You name it, it’s in there. Probably a podcast you’re going to listen to two or three times to make sure you understand what’s going on. It goes deep in places, but in other parts as well we have a really good time, and I loved every minute of it and I have no doubt you will too. I will mention the Internet is a little bit scratchy in the first five to 10 minutes. It’s still fine but the Skype drops in and out slightly so there’s not much we can do, but it clears up and is fine for the rest of the show. So stick with it. Well worth it.

[00:02:30] And of course if you’re enjoying our podcasts, please subscribe to us on iTunes. Leave a review and share this with family and friends or anyone you think would benefit from listening to this episode. Because once people start to get this information behind their ears … between them I should say, not behind them, and start thinking about health and nutrition differently, these podcasts become super powerful and I’m blessed to be sharing them with you guys. And enjoy as always. Anyway, let’s go over to David O’Brien. Enjoy. Hey this is Guy Lawrence. I’m joined with Stuart Cook is always. Good afternoon Stu. Good to see you.

Stu

Hello Guy. Thank you. Welcome to be here.

Guy

And our awesome guest today is Mr Dave O’Brien. Dave, welcome to the show buddy. David: Thank you very much. Hi guys. It’s great to be on the show, it’s amazing. Great experience, thank you. [00:03:00] Guy: It’s the official one. We did a bit of a rogue podcast last year for our listeners, I think after our fourth ice bath, and we got the iPhone set up and did one from the inside the Wim Hof Retreat. But it’s to get you back on and actually do an official episode and grill you for the next hour mate. Because I know what you’re going to have to say is going to benefit probably everyone listening to this show today. So cool. David: Yeah, I’m really looking forward to.

Guy

[00:03:30] So Dave mate, the first question we ask everyone on the show recently, it’s been a bit of a theme, if you got stopped in the street by a stranger and they asked you what you do for a living, what would you say?

David

[00:04:00] Probably the straightforward answer would be to say that I’m a strength and conditioning coach. But it’s actually not true. Because I’ve sort of drifted so far away from a strength conditioning coach, it’s just unreal. And then at the same time, I might say I’m looking at functional medicine, but then I’m [inaudible 00:03:58] inside those parameters as well, so really ultimately what I would say is I actually help people achieve their optimal health. The best version of what they can possibly achieve of themselves. Ultimately that’s what my job is.

Guy

Yeah, perfect. Seen that first-hand, mate, and you’re doing an amazing job.

David

Thank you.

Guy

[00:04:30] So let’s take it back a bit Dave, because I know … and this is a compliment by the way. You’re probably one of the most passionate people I know within the health industry. Your depth of knowledge is phenomenal. But I’m interested to know where that comes from, because you started life in the fitness industry and obviously it’s morphed into what it is now. So can you take us back, because you’ve been on a bit of a journey yourself. Can you fill us in a little bit?

David

[00:05:00] Yeah definitely. It has been an amazing journey my story, but my story I reckon is actually shared by most people. So what I’m about to say, I reckon there’s a large majority of the population that are just going through the exact same experience, and obviously it’s all to do with adrenal burnout, adrenal fatigue, adrenal dysfunction, whatever you want to label it, but ultimately that’s the experience I went through. [inaudible 00:05:19] all the time, and this is what people are going through day-to-day.

[00:05:30] [00:06:00] My body from an early age showed clear signs of me suffering adrenal burnout, and I had a lot of illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome. I got a thing called Bell’s palsy. I remember when we did the last podcast I actually talked about the experience that I had through the breathing, doing that through with Wim Hof, that actually I had Bell’s palsy on one side of my face, and that actually like a viral infection basically, it actually causes a slight paralysis on one side of my face, and actually when I did the Wim Hof breathing, I felt this tingling sensation in that left side of my face, which for me was actually nerve endings getting stimulated, and all these things that actually hadn’t been stimulated because I hadn’t been getting oxygen into my body ultimately. So my body was giving me clear signs that, like anyone, I was just avoiding those signs. And I just kept on burning the candle at both ends. [00:06:30] [00:07:00]

[00:07:30] I was incredibly active, obviously as a personal trainer. I’ve been a personal trainer or strength and conditioning coach for almost 18, 19 years now. And so basically I was doing a lot of weight training, at the time I was doing a lot of triathlons, marathons. All these things that people like to do, and on top of that I was training sometimes 50, 55 clients in a week. I was sleeping about five hours, and then on the weekend I would hit it pretty hard. I partied incredibly hard. I was drinking and you name it, but basically the works. And the thing is, from my perspective, this is the majority of the population. Most people are doing this. And then what really started to come to a head, is I started to get a lot of serious complications that were coming through, especially neurologically. I actually started to get a lot of things like anxiety, and I actually went from a very social person to actually having social anxiety. I used to get very anxious in social settings, which really started to make me feel quite scared, because it was the complete reverse to the person I was previously.

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This week welcome to the show Marcus Pearce.  He wears two professional hats – one as the founder of the Exceptional Life Blueprint – an 8-step process to creating a magnificent life – and CEO of The Wellness Couch podcast network, Australia’s #1 podcast network with over 1.5 million annual downloads. He is involved with two podcasts on The Wellness Couch – one as host of Your Exceptional Life, and the second as co-host one of those podcasts, ‘100 Not Out’ . He also co-hosted Inside The Champion’s Mind alongside Laurence Tham for 80+ episodes.
 
Questions asked in the episode:
  • We often hear we should discover our life’s purpose and pursue that. Do you agree with this and what if we have no idea?
  • We live in a society where we often judge our success by our wealth and miss out on the very things we’ve discussed today. What’s your take on this?
  • All this can feel overwhelming, especially if we feel trapped, lonely or stuck in a rut. What 3 tips would you give someone to start creating change?
  • What is your Exceptional Life Blueprint?

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Guy

Hey, everyone. This is Guy Lawrence, of course, and welcome to another episode of The Health Sessions, where we connect with leading global health and wellness experts to share the best and the latest science and thinking, empowering all of us to turn our health and lives around.

[00:00:30] And we have a fantastic podcast episode for you today with the awesome Mr. Marcus Pearce. It’s been just a pleasure to get Marcus on our show, he’s a good friend, he’s a ball of energy, he’s probably the most positive person I know and every time I catch up with Marcus I feel like I’m on cloud nine, and it is just awesome to be able to share his message with you today.

[00:01:00] Now if you have no idea who Marcus is, he is the CEO of Australia’s number one health and lifestyle podcast, network, I should say, which is The Wellness Couch. They’re fantastic, and in 2014, he created the Exceptional Life Blueprint, a company dedicated to helping people rise from mediocre, mediocre, I should say, to magnificent in each area of his life, and not just one. And Marcus spreads his message through his online programs, podcasts, live events, and retreats, and one-on-one mentoring and more.

[00:01:30] Look, sit back, enjoy this episode. Like I said, Marcus is a top guy, and you’re going to get lots out of this today, and as always, guys, if you are enjoying the shows, please subscribe to the podcast, hit the five star, and leave us a review on iTunes. Just help us spread the word. Help us get these episodes out there so we can all empower our lives for the better. Anyway, let’s go over to Marcus Pearce. Enjoy.

Hey, this is Guy Lawrence. I’m joined by Stuart Cook. Good morning, Stu.

Stu

Good morning, Guy.

Guy

And I just got to say, your camera just froze with the best expression ever then. That was just perfect.

Stu

That wasn’t the camera that was frozen. That was me. I was just waiting for something. I was waiting for a pearl of wisdom to come out your mouth.

Guy

And there’ll be plenty today, so hold on, mate. Hold on.

Stu

[inaudible 00:02:03].

Guy

And our special guest today is Mr. Marcus Pearce. Marcus, welcome to the show.

Marcus

Guy, Stu, thanks for having me on. Well done on what you guys have been up to. Incredible what 180′s been able to do, both in the health and wellness space and in the podcast space, so well done, and yeah, a pleasure to be with you guys.

Guy

Great.

Stu

Thank you so much.

Guy

[00:02:30] Thank you. You’re too kind. You’re too kind, mate. Now, Marcus, even though I know you well personally, we’ll be exposing you to many new listeners today. So I love to ask everyone on the show, just to get the ball rolling, if a stranger stopped you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Marcus

[00:03:00] I have a different answer every day. I don’t know about you guys, but there’s always a different answer. Someone, it would be journalist by profession that used to be sports media that transitioned to health and wellness personal growth media. If someone had seen the online marketing, it would be I have an online program, and I run live events about helping people.

[00:03:30] Really, the purpose of my life is to help people rise from mediocre to magnificent in all areas of life, and not just one. But that is often too deep and meaningful for someone in the street, so to give that to someone in the street just knocks them out. So it’s actually just, yeah, journalist by profession that is a sports nut that wanted to do more than just work in sports, so I transitioned from sports media into health and wellness personal growth media, and then they’ll normally say, “What does that mean, and how do you do it?” and then I’ll tell them about The Wellness Couch and Exceptional Life Blueprint and the rest.

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This week welcome to the show Dan Pardi. He is an entrepreneur and researcher whose life’s work is centered on how to facilitate health behaviors in others. He is the developer of Loop Model to Sustain Health Behaviors to help people live a healthy lifestyle in a modern world. He does research with the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at Stanford, and the Departments of Neurology and Endocrinology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His current research looks at how sleep influences decision making (publications). Dan also works with Naval Special Warfare to help the most elite fighters in the world maintain vigilant performance in both combat and non-combat conditions. Formerly, Dan served as Board Chairman of the Investigator Initiated Sponsored Research Association, a global non-profit aimed to promote best practices in the arena of academic research grants. Early in his career, he served as a Division 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach where he designed year-round training protocols for 13 different athletic teams.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Why is sleep so important?
  • How can sleep affect our metabolism?
  • What’s the relationship between sleep and cognitive function?
  • For those struggling to sleep, what tips would you offer?
  • What about the overactive mind that struggles to fall asleep?
  • And much much more...

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Guy

[00:00:30] Hey everybody, this is Guy Lawrence of 180 Nutrition, of course, and welcome to another fantastic episode of the Health Sessions, where every week we connect with the leading global health and wellness experts to share the best and the latest science and thinking, empowering us all to turn our health and lives around. This week we are doing it with the awesome Dan Pardi. Now, Dan is an entrepreneur and a researcher, whose life work is centered on how to facilitate health behaviors in others.

[00:01:00] He does research with psychiatric and behavioral science department at Stanford, and the Department of Neurology and Endocrinology at Leiden University in Netherlands. God, I’m trying to get my words out today, not doing a great job. Dan Pardi, not only is he a wealth of experience and a top guy, we tackle everything on sleep today. We’ve really been itching to delve into this topic more over the years, since we’re doing the podcast, and I tell you what, boy, Dan didn’t disappoint.

[00:01:30] How do you get to sleep? Why is sleep so important? Why do we wake up in the middle of the night? What strategies can we do around it? What effects is that having on the body? This goes pretty deep, it’s a podcast I’m going to listen to again. Dan’s knowledge on the human body itself is quite incredible, and this podcast is fantastic. So, I highly recommend it. I’d give it a good listen, because no doubt it’s going to make you want to get your eight hours sleep and get into a bit of a rhythm every week, that’s for sure.

[00:02:00] Beyond that, I just want to give a shout out to our most recent podcast review on iTunes. It’s greatly appreciated. It’s great stuff, five stars from [inaudible 00:01:47]. “I’ve been a customer of 180 Nutrition for a few years now and I really like they’re non-preachy about the holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I just listened to the self love podcast,” that’s the one with Eloise King we did, and it was a very powerful one. “Thank you for being my companion in my journey of self discovery, love, and starting over.” You’re very welcome [inaudible 00:02:07], and it’s great to know, to hear these things.

[00:02:30] If you are listening to our podcast on a regular basis and yet to leave a review, head over to iTunes. It would be greatly appreciated because it obviously helps other people want to listen to our podcast too, which is what it’s all about in sharing this content with everyone. Of course, give us some feedback on today’s episode, guys. The best place to catch me is probably on our Instagram Stories channel. Flick me a video or message about when you listen to this episode, and that’s just on 180 Nutrition. I look forward to hearing from you. I hope yo enjoy this podcast as much as we did. Anyway, let’s go over to Dan.

Hey, this is Guy Lawrence. I’m joined with Stu [inaudible 00:02:52]. Good morning, Stu. Good to see you.

Stu

Good morning, Guy.

Guy

Our awesome guest today is Mr. Dan Pardi. Dan, welcome to the show.

Dan

Thank you, Guy, so much for having me on. It’s great to be here

Guy

I’ve got to warn you, Dan, this is probably Stu’s most passionate topic ever, sleep. He’s been very excited. It’s something we haven’t really fully covered on the show before. We’ve had discussions on the podcast, but to bring someone in to talk more in depth about it is going to be awesome, so brace yourself, mate.

Dan

[00:03:30] Yeah, all right, good. Well, I am fascinated and really passionate about the subject myself so I’m happy to talk with you guys about it. Anybody who already is passionate about it, they’re my people.

Stu

Fantastic, fantastic.

Guy

Awesome. Dan, the first question I ask everyone on the show is just to give listeners a little bit of information. If a stranger stopped you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say to him?

Dan

[00:04:30] My mission is to promote personal health mastery in people. That’s what I do. I’ve been interested in health my whole life. My career, my education has been centered around this topic. I was interested in the topic from when I was a young kid, and I think I probably got into it because I was interested in athletics. I got injured when I was younger. Then the idea of healing and fixing my body was planted in me, and from a young age. Even though I moved past that injury, it still stayed in my mind about how to optimize, and the fascination grew with how to train better, to how does body fat, how is it regulated in the brain. It just kept going. I discovered sleep serendipitously about ten years ago. I completed a Masters in Exercise Physiology and after that I worked with Dean Ornish, we were doing lifestyle interventions for patients with prostate cancer.

[00:05:00] What I really liked about that research was that we were looking at not just a single nutrient or a single intervention, but rather a multi-factorial approach to promote wellness in patients that have prostate cancer to see if all these things, which we know matter, could affect the internal hormonal milieu and then have the affect the progression of the disease that they already had. Slowing down the progression of a diagnosis that existed or even reversing it. That made a really big impression on me and who I am and what I want to do.

[00:05:30] From there, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for almost a decade in medical affairs, and I set up and ran the medical affairs department and we had a drug for sleep, so my job on a daily basis was to interact with some of the top sleep researchers in the world, literally, discussing research ideas, talking about our program and how we can work together, and I learned so much during that time. My fascination with sleep started then and has only continued.

[00:06:00] I left there, started my PhD. I do research now. I work with the Departments of Neurology and Endocrinology at Leiden and also Behavioral Sciences a Stanford, and then I started a public health product called Dan’s Plan which will soon be turning into Human OS. That is the idea of synthesizing all of the information out there to help people master their own health. One foot in research, one foot in health promotion.

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This week welcome to the show Scott CarneyInvestigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney has worked in some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world. His work blends narrative non-fiction with ethnography. Currently, he is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and a 2016-17 Scripps Fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism in Boulder, Colorado. "What Doesn't Kill Us" is his most recent book; other works include "The Red Market" and "A Death on Diamond Mountain." 

Carney was a contributing editor at Wired for five years and his writing also appears in Mother Jones, Men's Journal, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Discover, Outside and Fast Company. His work has been the subject of a variety of radio and television programs, including on NPR and National Geographic TV. In 2010, he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for his story "Meet the Parents," which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring. Carney has spent extensive time in South Asia and speaks Hindi.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • When you set out to write your book, you thought Wim Hof was a charlatan… Did you set out to debunk him, and if so, why?
  • You tested the WHM Wim Hof Method) on yourself over a six month period. What did you test and what were the results?
  • You climbed Mount kilimanjaro in your shorts. How was that?
  • Do you think our modern lives have gotten too comfortable?
  • After everything you’ve put yourself through and researched… How much of an impact do you believe the WHM has on one’s health? From the healthy to the not so healthy...

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Guy 

[00:00:30] Hey everybody, this is Guy Lawrence of course, for 180 Nutrition and welcome to another fantastic episode of the Health Sessions, where we're always connecting with global health and well experts ... getting my words out ... to share the best and the latest science and thinking to empower us all to turn our health and lives around. This week, our fantastic guest is Mr. Scott Carney. Scott is an investigative journalist and anthropologist. He has worked in some of the most dangerous unlikely corners of the world, especially when writing his books, and we're here to talk about his brand new book today, "What Doesn't Kill Us," which is a New York Times bestseller, and I was so keen to get Scott on the show because essentially this book came about because Scott went on a journey to end up trying to debunk Wim Hof.

[00:01:30] If you're not familiar with Wim Hof, we'll get into that as well today, but if you have been listening to my podcast for a while with myself and Stu, you'll realize that I've gone on and done Win Hof retreats, and spent some time with him, and I actually practice the breath work and [inaudible 00:01:08]. So it was great to get Scott on his journey and what he's discovered through his own mission. Ultimately, he's a really good, fun guy. He says it as it is. He wants to know the facts, and he digs deep to find out what's actually going on, and where's the line between myth and actually reality as well. It was a brilliant podcast, and I have no doubt you're going to enjoy this show today.

As always, guys, if you are enjoying our podcast, please subscribe to us, five star us, and leave us a review if you're enjoying it of course and you think it's worthy. I read every review, I will shout them out on the podcast as well from time to time. It makes all the difference to help us reach more people that can listen to the same content just like yourselves. Anyway, let's go over to Scott Carney, enjoy.

[00:02:00] Hi, this is Guy Lawrence, I'm joined with Stewart Cook as always, good morning, Stu.

Stu

Good morning, Guy.

Guy

And our awesome guest today is Scott Carney, Scott, welcome to the show mate.

Scott 

Hey, thanks for having me on.

Guy

Really appreciate it man, really appreciate it. It's a topic close to my heart, I was very excited about this one. Before we get into it Scott, we ask everyone on the show, if a complete stranger stopped you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Scott

God, that's a hard question because I don't talk to strangers, they scare me. I was told never, ever to speak with them. I'm an investigative journalist and anthropologist. If that isn't enough to bore the hell out of a stranger, I do not know what is.

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This week welcome to the show Nora Gedgaudas. She is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.

Nora is an experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator, widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts, online summits, television and film. Her own popular podcasts are widely listened to on iTunes and are available for free download. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon as both a Board-Certified nutritional consultant and a Board-Certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist. Her latest book Primal Fat Burner was released in January 2017 by Simon & Schuster (Atria).

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • How important is the role of fat in our diet?
  • Is a high-fat low-carb diet for everyone?
  • Can ‘Primal Fat Burning’ help prevent and alleviate disease?
  • Are there any particular types of people that this way of eating doesn’t suit?
  • What about athletic performance; does a high-fat diet suit these demands?
  • And much much more..

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This is Guy Lawrence, of course, of 180 Nutrition and welcome to another stellar episode of the Health Sessions where we are connecting with leading global health and wellness experts to show the best and the latest in science and thinking and empowering people, ourselves, to turn our health and lives around, and this week we're doing it with the awesome Nora Gedgaudes. We welcome back Nora to the show. This episode's a special one to us because Nora was one of the very first guests we had on our podcast all those years ago, and at the time she'd released the book Primal Body, Primal Mind. It was at its peak of popularity, and she still had time for us and being a new podcast as well, she came on, and she was awesome. That book's been a pivotal staple for myself and Stu over the years, and I highly recommend it if you haven't checked it out.

[00:01:30] If you're not familiar with Nora, she's a wild, excuse me, a wildly recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the paleo diet. She the author of international best-selling book Primal Body, Primal Mind. Nora's also an experienced nutritional consultant, speaker, and educator. She's widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts ... I'd like to think that this is one of them ... and online summits, television, and film as well. And she's here to talk about her brand new book today called Primal Fat Burner, which I have right here, and I've been pulling it apart, and it's another nugget of a book. Get it. I highly recommend it, and we delve into everything.

[00:02:00] Nora talks about what she learned over the past, you know, whatever many years ago since we last had her on. I'm watching this new book. And it's one of those podcasts that we warn you, you'll probably have to listen to it a couple of times. Nora is a wealth of information, and she certainly gets deep on some of the topics, but I think it's so important that she does as well because we need to have a solid understand why we do the things we do with our nutrition and the impact it has on our longevity and health long term.

[00:02:30] So we cover all them things, and Nora did mention at the end of the podcast as well after we finished, that she's actually coming to Australia towards the end of 2017, so keep an eye out for that as well. So that's it, I guess. I will ask, guys, as always, if you can leave us a review on iTunes, five-star us, and please subscribe. If you haven't done those things, please do them because they really help us getting this podcast out there. We're getting great traction. We're reaching more people. This message is getting out to more and more people. And just share it with a friend that you think might appreciate these episodes as well as we keep delivering them to you. Anyway, let's go over to Nora Gedgaudes. Enjoy. Hi. This is Guy Lawrence. I'm joined by Stuart Cook. Good morning, Stu.

Stu

Hi, Guy.

Guy

And our lovely guest today is Nora Gedgaudes. Nora, welcome back to the show.

Nora

Oh, thanks, Guy and Stu. Thank you so much. It's great to be back here with you guys again. It's been a while.

Stu

Yes, it has.

Guy

Yeah, it's been a while. I was looking this morning, and it's been four years. Can you believe it? That's how quickly-

Stu

My word.

Nora

You know, I think I made my first sort of splash in Australia back in either 2009 or 2010, so it's been a while since the release of my last book, and everything that's transpired. So yeah, it's time.

Guy

Yeah. Life is brilliant, and I have to say, that last book of yours, Primal Body, Primal Mind, I mean that was pivotal in changing the way we thought as well all them years ago. Did you expect it to go on and be so successful as it is when you wrote it?

Nora

[00:04:00] Oh, no. God, no. I wrote that book just because I had all this stuff I had to get out of me, and I thought I would just put it all in one place in a way I could feel good about. And I initially self-published because I wanted ... I had ideas about that. It wasn't a bad thing to do, but I had horrible editorial problems, and there were a lot of problems with the self-published version. And then I had a bigger publisher come along and say, "No, we love this. It's amazing. We would love to publish it." But it took on a life of its own. I really had no idea it was going to do what it did. I think I would have planned my life very differently had I known.

[00:05:00] And suddenly, I was seeing clients eight to 10 hours a day, and then on evenings and weekends, I had to spend answering the 100 or more emails that were coming in every day about that book and doing interviews. And then I was asked to do a radio show, so I did that. All these things started happening. Yeah, it made my life really, really ... Well, actually, my life is still pretty crazy as a result of all this. But it was something ... It wasn't by design. Let's just say I didn't write Primal Body, Primal Mind with marketing in mind at all. Had I done that, had I intended to, I went about it in a really stupid fashion because what I did was I wrote 15 books in one is essentially what I did with that one.

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This week welcome to the show Laird Hamilton. He is an American athlete, surfer, author, inventor, stunt man, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father and adrenaline junkie.  He is regarded as one of todays best known big wave surfers.  But at 6’3”, 215 pounds, with an uncommon combination of balance, flexibility, and strength, Laird Hamilton is unique.  In addition to riding many of the biggest waves on the planet, Laird is known as the world-renowned innovator and guiding genius of crossover board sports including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and hydrofoil boarding. In short, Laird Hamilton is the essential Water Man.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Describe your mindset leading up to and during life-threatening pursuits (ie. Jaws, Teahupoʻo)
  • What does your training routine look like (on and off season)?
  •  I’ve read that breathwork has become a large component of your training, why?
  • Do you implement any particular stress-reduction techniques?
  • What can we expect from your new movie ‘Take Every Wave’?
  • And much much more..

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Guy

This week, we are doing it with the awesome big wave surfer, Laird Hamilton. I have to say, me and Stu were like kids in a candy shop again today. It was just awesome to get Laird on. If you aren't familiar with Laird, he's an American athlete, surfer, author, inventor, stuntman, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father and an adrenaline junkie and- did I say?- big wave surfer. We delve into all sorts, today. His training routines. Of course, Wim Hof, and the breath work, I know he's incorporated that into his routine. Mindset; you know, some of these waves he gets on are bigger than- They're huge, I can't even describe; I get scared on a three foot wave. Nutrition, and so forth.

What was clear about Laird: He's a laid back, top guy, and was just happy to share his message and, hopefully, inspire us to make right choices, because he's a great example of a human being. It was awesome to get Laird on and I have no doubt you're gonna enjoy this today.

[00:01:30] Of course, if you enjoy this episode, please share it with other friends and family and, of course, leave us a review on iTunes if you're not subscribed to us, or five-starred us by now, just to help continue to get these episodes out. We're working really, really hard to bring you the best and the latest guests that we think that is gonna compliment the show, and be able to get this information out there to all you guys, as well. I'm loving it, hopefully, you're loving it, and it would be great if you could do that for us.

Anyway, let's go over to Laird Hamilton. Enjoy.

Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I'm joined with Stuart Cook, as always. Hi, Stu.

Stu

Hello, mate. How are you?

Guy

Very well, thank you. Our awesome guest today is Laird Hamilton. Laird, welcome to the show.

Laird

Thank you very much. Appreciate it.

Guy

Now, mate, I just have to fill you in a little bit with our backgrounds. Stu knows a phenomenal lot about you. He reads your books and everything, and I literally just discovered last year when I did some work with Wim Hof, so I think we're gonna come at it from two very different angles today, doing the interview.

Laird

Perfect. That's the best way.

Guy

[00:02:30] First question we ask everyone on the show, mate, because I'm pretty sure we're gonna be exposing you to a lot of new listeners today that might not be familiar with you, and that is, if some stranger stopped you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Laird

Well, in the past, I'd probably say I was a sanitation worker or something. A farmer. Anything but a surfer. Normally, people ask me, what do I do? I say, I surf.

Guy

Okay, perfect, perfect. Just to get a little bit of a background, Laird, because I'm not familiar. All I know is that you moved, I think, it was either three or four months old from ... is it San Fran to Hawaii, and then grew up in Hawaii?

Laird

Yeah.

Guy

What I'm intrigued in, what got you into big wave surfing in the first place? Because I've been learning to surf and anything more than three foot terrifies me, at the moment.

Laird

[00:04:30]
Well, lucky for you, then you get terrified a lot. No, I mean, that's a pretty commonly asked question. I think I'm predisposed to like that environment, to like the thrill and the danger. I think I have a disposition for that. Some of the attributing factors to me becoming a big wave rider, I think it was that the ocean was a place that I found a lot of equality. It was a place where I could ... just leave all the worries of the land behind, and maybe be judged, or kind of let your skill do your talking kind of thing, but, yeah. Big is, just for me, in the evolution of being a surfer, is just the apex. It's like if you're a mountain climber, you either go to the most difficult climbs as you evolve, or you go to the biggest mountain, however it is. I think it's a combination of a bunch of different things, but I have a disposition, and I'm kinda predisposed to like danger.

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This week welcome to the show Robert Lustig. He is a professor of pediatrics in the UCSF Division of Endocrinology, a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies and director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, with basic and clinical training relative to hypothalamic development, anatomy and function. He previously worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, where his work with obese children and adults led him to explore the specific role of fructose as a mediator of both chronic disease and continued caloric consumption. His 90-minute UCTV lecture, titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has garnered more 5 million views on YouTube.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Your YouTube video ‘Sugar: The Bitter Truth’ has almost 7 Million views. Did you expect that kind of response when you released it?
  • What’s the issue with fructose in particular?
  • You were recently quoted in the Australian media as saying; ‘if you feed your kids breakfast cereal, you might as well be giving your kids alcohol’. Please explain...
  • What about fruit, should we be wary of the fructose content?

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This week, we are doing it with the amazing Robert Lustig. Now, if you're not familiar with Robert, in a nutshell he is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, if I can say that correctly, where essentially he specializes in childhood obesity. You might have heard the name before, and essentially, Robert released a YouTube video back in, I think it was 2009 or 2010. It went viral and has had nearly 7 million views, which is quite incredible. Even if you type his name up, it's called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth." Better than a video of a double rainbow or whatever going viral, or a cat playing in the kitchen. It was actually something of a very serious message and it was great to get Robert on the show today to basically share with us all his discoveries and what he's finding with sugar, fructose and insulin production, as well. Robert does a fantastic job of simplifying it back down for us, as well, and I promise you, if you do have a lot of sugar in your diet, you're going to think twice about it after today's interview.

[00:02:00] Anyway, I have no doubt you're going to enjoy it anyways. It's all good. It's all good news. Great guy and gets the message across perfectly. Very excited to share that with you. As always guys, if you're enjoying our podcast, please subscribe to us, five star us and leave a review on iTunes, only if you're enjoying them of course and only if it's an honest review. That just helps us get this message out there every week and grow us internationally, as well. Anyway, it is all much appreciated. Let's go over to Robert Lustig. Enjoy.

Hi, this is Guy Lawrence. I'm joined by Stuart Cooke, as always. Hi Stu.

Stu

Hello Guy.

Guy

Our awesome guest today is Mr. Robert Lustig. Robert, welcome to the show.

Robert

Thanks for having me, both of you.

Guy

Very excited mate, very excited. Now Robert, we kick off with one question we ask everyone on this show, and that is if a complete stranger stopped you in the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?

Robert

Right now, I take care of fat kids.

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