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62 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
BMR 35: Optimising Your Environment With Bart De Vries
Did you know that the way you set up your environment will directly impact on your decision making? This is something we discuss in this weeks interview with Bart De Vries. We explore workplace set up, how to align values and passion to get what you want in life all the way through to ethical business practice and why your business may want to consider it. Show Notes: Introducing Bart Barts barriers that led him to do what he does now The learnings from sport that carries over into other areas New age physiotherapy and Barts clinical evolution Change your diet to change your movement Culture building in cafe environments Benefits of global movement Addressing the person as an individual The importance of trust in treatment Optimisation of the athlete How your workplace set up can make you less intelligent! Aligning values and passions to create a better future More desk work = pain and inflammation What prompted the shift out pf physiotherapy? More desk work = pain and poor health Is a standing desk enough? Errectorcise! Limber – maximising movement Why aligning your business values with your personal values is key to wellness Ethical business and why its important Purpose and values Why your company wants to become more ethical How to go about becoming an ethical company 2025 = Gen Z = change is coming! Thinking beyond your own personal timeline The infinite game! Creating wellness at your workspace Desk hacks Barts message for the world The post BMR 35: Optimising Your Environment With Bart De Vries appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
15 minutes | Sep 8, 2019
BMR 34: Special Announcement – Nice Nuggets!
I am introducing my new monthly co-host Bart De Vries and we are introducing a short, fun new chat on BestMe Radio called ‘Nice Nuggets’ where we will be exploring one wellness subject and sharing nuggets of information based on the selected subject. We will draw on previous interviews, new audio bites from leaders in that field, current research and common sense! In an attempt to cut through the misconceptions, draw out what we actually know and explore how we may implement this in our daily lives. All in 20-30 minutes (what a challenge!). On this note, we want your input! Please listen to find out about this new format, why and how we want your input as well as our thoughts on some big wellness subjects. Please let us know what subjects you would like us to talk on through facebook, instagram or through the website. I will be doing weekly polls on Bestme Instagram story so please have your say! In the next episode I will be interviewing Bart on ‘Creating a Healthy Workspace’ as well as exploring his fascinating life so you will get to know him a lot better. Bart has extensive experience as a high level athlete, a chef, a physiotherapist, entrepreneur and environmental activist. He really is a great guy, doing great things and I think you will enjoy his wisdom, wit and weirdness! Please enjoy this short fun chat and keep stepping into your best self! Carl The post BMR 34: Special Announcement – Nice Nuggets! appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
64 minutes | Aug 8, 2019
BMR 33: The Thriving Man with Ben Warren
What does it mean to be a healthy man in today’s world? In this episode with Ben Warren we discuss what a healthy man looks and feels like, what the common risks and diseases are as well as the reasons for their development. Perhaps more importantly, we explore how men can look beyond disease-free and really thrive as a man in today’s environment. We cover Bens top foods for men, what to avoid and we also discuss in detail what an ideal day would look like! Show Notes: (re) Introducing Ben Why men’s health isn’t as talked about as women’s health Why men are like a Toyota Hilux What are the big hitters for men? What shows up for men in the testing? What is the ideal in blood testing vs ‘normal range’ What is the first step for men to become healthy? What happens when men are stressed Changing your relationship with stress Sleep – the foundation HRV as a tool to measure stress Bens interesting Uber driver encounter! When is technology beneficial and when is it just too much? Men’s mental health A human being with unmet needs Nutrition and mental health Client case study When there is a cause for supplementation Common vitamin and mineral deficiencies Inflammation Where genes express themselves Where exercise comes into the fold Exercise and liver function Why we need to take belly fat seriously! Time-restricted eating and intermittant fasting benefits How time-restricted eating looks and works best Why you want to build muscle! Stretch the metabolism Antiaging pathways How a perfect day will look Benefits of hot/cold exposure Brown-fat cells and why you want to up-regulating them How to live in the modern world and manage the foundations Bens top man-foods! Sourcing quality foods The study that was ended early because the results were that powerful! Improving gene expression through nutrition Why road rage is a thing! Eat greens with meat! Bens top avoid list! Why we need to consider how and why we drink Conscious decision making Coffee – is it good? Steps to creating a healthier man Disease-free vs optimal health Parting words of wisdom More From Ben Stay posted on Bestmecommunity FB and Instagram for our Men’s Health WOF testing Kit! The post BMR 33: The Thriving Man with Ben Warren appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
53 minutes | Jul 7, 2019
BMR 32: Fearvana with Akshay Nanavati
Can fear and nirvana co-exist? Yes! It can be an access point to bliss and enlightenment according to this weeks guest Akshay Nanavati. Akshay is a speaker, athlete, author, former US marine and founder of Fearvana. Akshay’s book comes with the highest recommendations – including one from the Dalai Lama himself. In this interview, we talk through what Akshay has learned through his own personal suffering – through his youth, experience in the marines as well as being diagnosed with PTSD and survivors guilt that led to him contemplating taking his own life. Whereas now he actively seeks adversity and recommends others do too! Beyond discussions around Akshay’s incredible journey, we explore why it’s important to find your own worthy struggle and seek adversity in order to drive self-evolution. Shownotes: Akshay’s upbringing Creation of Fearvana Lessons from prolonged light deprivation! Seeking adversity through stillness From suicidal thoughts to facilitating epic feats Why Akshay decided to run border to border of every country in the world! Experiencing oneness along the journey Lessons from service in marines Finding unity in struggle Experiencing survivors guilt The struggle post-war and the ‘normal’ world How Akshay got to the point of taking his own life We ALL experience pain and suffering Reframing progress – easier vs growth Post-traumatic growth – trauma an access point to growth Attaching yourself to labels Do we really have free will? The 2 darts of suffering Recognizing the space Event + awareness = outcome Fearvana definition Discovering your worthy struggle Challenging your relationship to adversity The questions you need to ask and answer in order to find your worthy struggle The greatest lessons are in the DOING! Why you must seek the struggle The world of instant gratification and how to combat this The journey being the destination Evolution through the struggle Stepping into the next evolution of yourself What to do if you haven’t found your worthy struggle Miracle growth for the brain Looking for references REFLECTION and why it’s key to success Deep gratification vs fizzy high Living life with purpose and consciousness Coming out of the dark space and what is the first step? What is happening does NOT define you Why Akshay wants people to struggle more Akshay’s one recommendation for everyone to help them step into a better version of themselves For more on Akshay and his incredible work click here Instagram Fearvana book For more on Carl: Sign up for bonus material through the newsletter Instagram Presenter The post BMR 32: Fearvana with Akshay Nanavati appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
51 minutes | May 30, 2019
BMR 31: Lessons From Human Evolution with Professor Herman Pontzer
This is a chat I have always wanted to have! One that explores how we may begin to bridge the gap between the best of our ancestors and where we are today in order to optimise human health and longevity. Professor Herman Pontzer (PhD Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke) researches how the human body evolved, and how our species’ deep past shapes our health and physiology today. We explore how our ancestors would have lived and evolved as well as healthy modern hunter gatherer tribes in an attempt understand modern health and human energetics. His findings thus far are fascinating and challenges our ideas around modern energetics – lets say its not as simple as calories in vs calories out! We talk on what may have been the critical factors that drove our evolution and where diet, movement, social factors and environment may have played their role. Episode breakdown • Introducing professor Pontzer • Herman’s education evolution • Energy and the meaning of life • Important points in time that drove our evolution the most • The human ape • The fist 5 minion years • 2-2.5 million years ago – lifestyle changes • What drove intelligence, brain size and development? • What we can rule out • The social component • When were we at our healthiest as a species? • Modern hunter gatherer populations • What can we learn from hunter gatherers? • Herman’s field work living with hunter gatherer populations. • Big findings and insights • Hadza tribes incredible physical output! • The BIG surprise that challenges modern day energetics! • Inflammation – unnecessary calorie burning • Hadza hormonal profile • We need to re-think exercise and diet • Movement patterns of hunter gatherer tribes • What do hunter gatherer people eat? • Why the Hadza may laugh at the Paleo Diet • The real Paleo Diet • What makes us so sick now? • Move, eat, connect like a hunter gatherer • Changing how they burn energy vs how much energy is burned • What problem would Herman love to solve right now? • Microbiome and what else needs further research • Herman’s wisdom that he will impart on everyone! More from professor Pontzer here including awards, publications and more. The post BMR 31: Lessons From Human Evolution with Professor Herman Pontzer appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
37 minutes | May 5, 2019
BMR 30: Personalised Mindfulness
It is common knowledge now that mindfulness practice can help us in many ways including decreasing stress, making better decisions, increasing brain output, increasing creativity, increasing working memory, creating better motor patterns and even decreasing pain. But how we become mindful and what may influence how we get to that mindful state can massively differ for everyone. In fact what can aid in one person becoming mindful can disrupt someone else! In this chat with Dr Cam McDonald we talk about how we may personalise mindfulness and how we go about facilitating the ‘flow state’ experience. If you want to increase your performance mentally, emotionally and physically then this is one you don’t want to miss! The post BMR 30: Personalised Mindfulness appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
78 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
BMR 29: A Roadmap To Resilience with Mal Winnie
Mal Winnie is a living representation of resilience. A catastrophic event left Mal dying under tonnes of concrete, his lung punctured, spine fractured in 5 places, leaving his body numb from the waist down and as he went through the death process and took his last breath a miracle occurred.. In this episode I talk with Leadership Coach and former Outdoor Adventure Guide Mal Winnie about resilience. We explore what tools he picked to from the outdoors and some traumatic events in his life including a near death experience. We explore the 4 different types of resilience and how we may assess these in our own lives and what we can do to make ourselves a more resilient being. Episode breakdown: Introducing Mal Mal’s near death experience Big learnings from near death Finding reasons why vs reasons why not Hardwired for negativity bias What made Mal more resilient Our relationship with failure Seeking out adversity Have we created too much safety Defining resilience What Mal learned from mountaineering – 3 steps forward 1 step back The 4 types of resilience 1. Physical Resilience 2. Mental Resilience 3. Emotional Resilience 4. Social Resilience 5. Spiritual Resilience The 2 most important days in your life Resilience emphasis and overlaps Finding voluntary challenge How we can learn through adversity and challenging moments The power of reflection “Why does this always happen to me?” The power of vulnerability Overlaps and carry over effects of certain resilience practices Resilience and distress in the workplace Resilience in high performance sport The difference between ‘good’ and ‘great’ Creating resilient children The danger of staying within the comfort zone Fostering a good relationship with failure Post traumatic growth Overcoming the negativity bias Creating better internal dialogue with yourself Effective bullying outcome and process Learning to be optimistic Common traits of resilient people Protective factors Correlation between resilience and workplace success Correlation between resilience and longevity Applicable tools and techniques Self awareness How do you do stress? The bus that drives everything: Autonomic Nervous System The power of breathing Overriding negativity bias Helping performance in the workplace – catch them doing it right Gratitude The danger of self comparison The grass is always greener where you choose to water it Mal one piece of advice to help someone start the journey to a more resilient self The post BMR 29: A Roadmap To Resilience with Mal Winnie appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
37 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
BMR 28: A Formula For Happiness – With Angela Jenkins
This is beyond doubt the most powerful interview I have done to date. Angela has experienced what many would consider the most tragic thing that could happen to a parent and that is losing her son Will at the age of 104 days old. As you can imagine it was a very sad situation and it was hard for Angela to find happiness at times. However Angela took action and having a background in physiology gained some tools and techniques that very few have attained or understood. In this episode we discuss how Angela got through this time and we explore what tools and techniques she uses and recommends as well as the why behind the application. If you want to gain more happiness in your life then this is a must listen episode as there are many very usable tools and techniques that you can apply now. Episode Breakdown: Getting to know Angela Evolution of Angela as a holistic wellness practitioner Angelas experience from a really unhappy place Where there is life, there is hope 104 days of happiness practice ‘The Will to Liv’ Unique tools pulled from this dark place Mind tools Morning rituals – setting up the day Deep joy vs fizzy highs The happiness pursuit trap Habits of the happiest people #1 habit So many controllable factors to give us power over our happiness The enemies to happiness Perception is key Pulling yourself out of the downward spiral Practicing laughter Raising happy children The power of play The power of epigenetics (and hugs!) How to stimulate the happiness hormones Happiness in men vs women Why men need to talk more Angelas one thing that you can apply right now to make you a happier you. More from Angela: Website Facebook Stay tuned for her book – Will To Live More from Carl HealthFit Collective BestMe The post BMR 28: A Formula For Happiness – With Angela Jenkins appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
57 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
BMR 27: Upgrade Your Feet, Upgrade Yourself! With The BareFoot Podiatrist Paul Thompson
“Plant the bunion seed, put fertiliser on it and then blame your parents, no way!” – Paul Thompson (The Barefoot Podiatrist) In this episode I chat with The Barefoot Podiatrist Paul Thompson on the importance of having functional feet. We talk about what the foot is, its primary roles, how we can assess our own feet and how we can go about attaining ideal foot function. We also have some really interesting discussions around bunions, shoes, orthotics and whole body movement. As you can see from the quote above this is a really fun chat with lots of useful information! Paul talks us through exercises in which we can do to both assess and address foot function and dysfunction. Episode breakdown: Paul’s story – how he became the barefoot podiatrist Paul’s foot evolution Re – training your body What is the role of the human foot Why your feet are important What does good foot function look like? Why shoes are like blindfolds for our feet Why and how going barefoot will make you happier and less inflamed Improve your feet, improve your posture Why a heel raise activates our stress response! Recognising a dysfunctional foot in yourself Testing your feet – practical test that you can do now! Looking at everything else outside of the foot! Bunion discussion! Its not a growth, its not genes its a symptom. Listener questions A discussion around orthotics The shoe hierarchy – from best to worst Graded introduction into barefoot exercise Exercises!! What to expect on the barefoot journey What one thing can YOU do now what would that be? More from Paul Facebook Book a Skype session with Paul! More from Carl: BestMe – www.bestme.co.nz HealthFit Collective – www.healthfitcollective.co.nz The post BMR 27: Upgrade Your Feet, Upgrade Yourself! With The BareFoot Podiatrist Paul Thompson appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
61 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
BMR 26: Spiritual Wellbeing with Paul Chek Pt.2
In part 2 of the interview with Paul Chek we dive deep into spiritual wellness. Paul not only a holistic wellness practitioner but is also shamanic healer with huge experience in many forms of spiritual practice including over 400 shamanic plant medicine experiences. We build on the last interview and dive deep into the exploration of self, god, spirit, consciousness, ego, religion and much More! He describes the 4 common denominators of spiritual wellbeing. Then he gives us some practical applicable tips at the end of the episode with many tools and techniques as well as the one question we should all ask ourselves. So get ready to challenge yourself and evolve your spiritual wellbeing. Episode Breakdown: Defining consciousness 400 shamanic experiences and many forms of spiritual practice God = unconditional love = 0 = empty and full Religion + Science Exploring infinity and the absolute Conscious – ness and conscious – of Can AI replace consciousness CONSCIOUSNESS = GOD Sensory system, vibration and conscious – of Defining the Ego How long it takes to develop the ego Most critical programming stages The greatest source of fear The importance of love The chief function of the ego Love as consciousness becoming aware of itself Donald Trump is a part of all of us Over encapsulated ego = separation + isolation and depression Over inflated ego = Over-esteemed self + impression of success and crisis of self Spirituality vs religion Corporate religion – programming for profit Cutting through the dogma Ego inhalation – ‘soul loss’ Becoming an individuated whole person Sprit gym – meeting emotional and mental resistance Going beyond the book Mystic branches of religions Real spirituality Defining spirituality Defining enlightenment Defining spiritual wellbeing Stress, pain and judgment manifestation Grace and faith What we can do now to develop our spiritual wellbeing Sick body = sick mind What do you love enough to grow and heal for? 4 common denominators of spiritual wellbeing 1: Turn a negative into a positive 2: Create beyond the laws of physics 3: Create equanimity and harmony wherever they go 4: Draw their power from unconditional love Tools to help grow Behind every angry person is someone that needs more love Love is a boomerang The one question that will help you grow spiritually Spirit gym and earth school Quickfire questions: One person that inspires Paul One book thats been most influential on Paul’s development What is Paul working on currently to enhance spiritual development Pauls message to people to help them step into their best self now References: These links are all in reference to the material referenced in the interview Christian Mystics – Meister Eckhart, Matthew fox Itzhak Bentov – Stalking the wild pendulum Kabbalah – Kabbalah– Judaism mystic Gnosticism Ken Wilber – levels and lines Edward Edinger MD – consciousness Links: How to eat move and be healthy – my number 1 wellness book Pauls Blog Chek Institute (World class courses Id recommend everyone invest in) Paul’s Youtube with loads of free info Pauls awesome podcast – Living 4D More from Carl Bestme – Subscribe to the email database for free content and more in depth information on podcasts and events. Healthfit collective – Where I practice as a wellness coach The post BMR 26: Spiritual Wellbeing with Paul Chek Pt.2 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
35 minutes | Jan 8, 2019
BMR 25: Defining The Human – Paul Chek pt.1
Paul Chek is always two steps ahead of the trend when it comes to the latest in the wellness world and a lot of what he was teaching 20+ years ago is now at the forefront of academic research, becoming increasingly ‘mainstream’. Paul is still two step ahead (at least!) and in this episode we really get to know Paul, what experiences have shaped and guided him and his incredible work that continually evolves. Then we move on to discuss what it is to be human – we explore how we may access different wavelengths and intelligences all the way to sphincter exercises to tap into archaic consciousness! This perfectly sets up part two in which we dive deep into ‘spiritual wellness’ and everything that surrounds this topic. Prepare to have your mind blown! Episode breakdown: Paul Chek’s evolution – From athlete to holistic health practitioner, inventor, artist and more. Paul’s painful and traumatic experiences – including a household split, abuse, death in the family and several serious injuries. How they shaped him and what he learned. Why listening to his soul would have prevented a serious injury. Defining the human Being. An antenna system. From feeling and matter to beings beyond ourselves. Spiritual development > subtle energy perception. Soul evolution. A microcosm to macrocosm. Changing the shape of the body will change the wavelengths! Vibrational envelopes that surround our body. Why and how we have the ability to connect with EVERYTHING! In between the earthly realm and the subtle energy realm. Why energy comes with information. Why you want to re-visit infant development patterns. Why sphincter exercises allow access to archaic consciousness. Different postures that heal trauma. Multiple brains in the human. Gut brain (again!) and its integration. ‘The Godfather of Functional Movement’. How Paul combats criticism. More from Paul and the Chek Institute Pauls Blog Chek Institute (World class courses Id recommend everyone invest in) Paul’s Youtube with loads of free info Pauls awesome podcast – Living 4D Reference Links: As referenced in the episode One Mind – Larry Dossey MD – http://www.dosseydossey.com/larry/onemind.html The field – Lynne Mctaggart – https://lynnemctaggart.com/the-field-book/ William A Tiller – https://www.tillerinstitute.com Chakra system science- Dr Valarie hunt – http://www.transformationalbreakthroughs.org/category_s/1826.htm https://www.amazon.com/Infinite-Mind-Science-Vibrations-Consciousness/dp/0964398818 The Subtle Body – Cyndie Dale – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6115380-the-subtle-body https://cyndidale.com Dr Claude Swanson – Lifeforce – https://www.amazon.com/Life-Force-Scientific-Basis-Synchronized/dp/B003MS8M3O http://synchronizeduniverse.com Itzhak Bentov – Stalking the wild pendulum – meditation science – https://www.amazon.com/Stalking-Wild-Pendulum-Mechanics-Consciousness-ebook/dp/B00AO9JTP4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itzhak_Bentov Byron Robinson MD – Abdominal Pelvic Brain – https://www.amazon.com/Abdominal-Pelvic-Brain-Byron-Robinson/dp/1375544896 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10630351 Heartmath – https://www.heartmath.org More from Carl Bestme – Subscribe to the email database for free content and more in depth information on podcasts and events. Healthfit collective – Where I practice as a wellness coach The post BMR 25: Defining The Human – Paul Chek pt.1 appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
68 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
BMR 24: Beyond Labels with Pete Evans
Pete Evans is best known for his TV presence, cooking abilities and the controversy surrounding his wellness beliefs. But whether you agree with what he says or not he is getting a lot done in life and remains a playful, happy and healthy guy! So what makes Pete tick? What drives this passion and mission? Does he have a strong sense of purpose? Find out the answers to all of these questions in this fun and interesting talk with Pete. Pete is a really passionate, humble and transparent being and has a really nice way of expressing himself, please enjoy. Episode Breakdown: Pete Evans Evolution Beyond TV Shaped by belief systems Why cooking? The power of self reflection and conscious decision making How to get what you want in life How to live a long and healthy life Self judgement That one decision that may change the course of your life What Pete does to stay playful Victimisation and how it serves you Petes purpose Creative expression for the human Importance of letting your children express Your decisions will effect others Emotional/mental hygiene Psychedelics – cautions, potential benefits and more Zooming out and in Priorities Where to in the future Listener questions More on Pete Evans here More fron Carl at BestMe and HealthFit Collective The post BMR 24: Beyond Labels with Pete Evans appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
45 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
BMR 23: The Power of Play with John Polley
Do you want to be free? The ability to move will directly impact on your life aspirations whatever they may be. Enjoying the movement experience will bring a whole lot more to your life including freedom. Freedom to trust your body in any environment, freedom to express yourself and you will be free to take on life and be your best self. Play is an essential part of this and may have more benefits than all exercise modalities combined! In this episode I talk with wellness educator, movement expert and all round good guy John Polley about play, happiness, freedom and of course movement. This is a powerful episode with many usable tools Episode breakdown: JPs journey to become a movement coach Why play is important When do we lose it? How do we create a good relationship with movement? Why you can still be childish in your movement! Creating good movement triggers How to do it in an office environment Why you should take play seriously Play vs Exercise Why play can be whatever you want! Play research How to discover your joyful movement experience How does John find fun? Bum tag Listener questions Johns message to the listeners For more on JP you can find him here: Be Free More from Carl here: BestMe and HealthFit Collective The post BMR 23: The Power of Play with John Polley appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
50 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
BMR 22: Stress – A Modern Epidemic with Ben Warren
Stress has been linked to many conditions and diseases including heart disease, diabetes and even cancers. But what is stress exactly? And how can we minimise or cope with it? In this episode I talk with, nutritionist, speaker, wellness expert and owner of BePure – Ben Warren. We discuss what stress is, how we can test and recognise it in our own lives as well as some really useful tools and strategies to help us manage it. We also go into everything that surrounds stress – food, inflammation, autoimmunity, gut health, resilience and adrenal fatigue. Episode Breakdown: Ben’s story – how a back injury was caused by dairy! Bens definition of stress Navigating the stimulating environment Tools to help us cope Tools to help us cope Adrenal fatigue Accurate testing – the testing spectrum How serious is chronic stress and adrenal fatigue Autoimmunity Some examples of reversal and symptom alleviation Stress perception – your relationship with stress How nutrition can increase mental resilience Wild food consumption Getting out of the downward spiral – where to start Assessing causal factors Male and female differences Easy wins for men Easy wins for women Gut health link Bens final message to everyone More on Ben Warren here Find Carl at bestme and HealthFit Collective The post BMR 22: Stress – A Modern Epidemic with Ben Warren appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
43 minutes | Oct 14, 2018
BMR 21: Environmental Conditioning with Ben Logan
Many of us in the western world have created a very comfortable physical environment which is great on many levels, but are we getting the best of our physiology? It turns out that we aren’t! Actually immersing ourselves in the cold or heat can have many health benefits. Ben Logan of Logan Lore explores why you may want to consider cold water immersion training, the science behind the why, the how and everything around this subject including how to start, the red flags and what you can expect. This is something you will want to start after listening to this! More on Ben at Logan Lore Carl is also available at HealthFit Collective in Wellington The 9V9 Challenge is starting soon please reserve you spot Here The post BMR 21: Environmental Conditioning with Ben Logan appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
49 minutes | Sep 30, 2018
BMR 20: The Training Mismatch – With Kyle Riley
Have you ever followed and exercise regime that ‘guarantees’ fat loss and it hasn’t yielded the results indicated, either it hasn’t worked at all or you’ve even gone backward?! Leaving you feeling like a failure or looking for more extreme training regimes or lifestyle choices. Well, perhaps you have a ‘genetic mismatch’ where you are not training in line with your genes. Science shows that when you mismatch your training to your genes there is an 85% non-response rate – meaning that you get no results or even go backwards! In this episode I talk with personalised wellness expert Kyle Riley about individualised conditioning, how you can align your training with your genetic type and also by following this process can carry over into other domains. For example how some people may drop body fat by lifting heavy weight and long slow walks versus the classic HIIT approach. Others may get the same great results by just tweaking the timing of their training. We also discuss all of the other factors outside of training that may impact on these results. To find out what training and lifestyle factors are correct for you and your unique physiology please check out this link Check out my favourite sleep tool – Kaizen Blue light Blocking glasses You will find them on the shopping page – use the discount code: bestme to recieve $10 off your purchase The post BMR 20: The Training Mismatch – With Kyle Riley appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
36 minutes | Sep 17, 2018
BMR 19: Light – The Forgotten Wellness Factor with Dave Liow
When we think of health we think of nutrition, exercise and the mind. But we have ignored potentially the most important and influential health factor – Light. More and more research is showing that disruption to our circadian rhythms (our inbuilt clocks) is catastrophic to our health and the biggest influencer on this is light. Our physiology is ancient and we are wired to run in synchronicity with the sunrise and sunset. However life is very different today so how do we navigate this space and bridge the gap? In this episode I talk with wellness expert Dave Liow of The Kaizen Institute of Health and we talk all things light with many practical tools and tips that you can apply now. This is a must listen if you want to optimise your health and after this you may want to change your light bulbs and put on a pair of blue blocking glasses (I did)! Episode breakdown: The evolution of Dave Liow and how it started with trigger pointing his dad (poor guy)! Circadian rhythms – how we are designed to operate. Sleep is more anabolic than steroids. The evolution of light and our ancient system. How light affects our rhythm. Light bulbs changed the game. Is it type of light, timing or intensity of light thats key? Blue light 101. Shift work = carcinogen. The hormonal cycle and how light influences them. The importance of melatonin. Common blue light sources. Are sunglasses a good idea? LUX scale. Ratios of light spectrums. Sleep – are you sleeping enough and well? How do we navigate the modern world and get the best results? Dave’s top tips to optimise your light exposure. Blue blocking apps and glasses. How you can best set up your house. Blue light damages your retina’s. Can we supplement in light spectrums? The one thing that will get your circadian rhythm back on track. The one thing to avoid to maximise your sleep and rhythm. Special $10 off offer for BestMe listeners on Blue Blocking Glasses: Use the discount code: bestme NZ Listeners: https://www.kaizenih.com/product/kihblbgnz Australian Listeners: https://www.kaizenih.com/product/blbg International Listeners: https://www.kaizenih.com/product/kaizen-blue-light-blocking-glasses-international-order These will change your life! The post BMR 19: Light – The Forgotten Wellness Factor with Dave Liow appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
96 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
BMR 18: Gut Health Supersode with Helen Padarin, Kale Brock and Dr Diego Bohorquez
In this episode, we explore gut health from three completely different perspectives to provide an in-depth coverage of the subject. We cover many subjects from neuroscience, microbiome, leaky gut, nutrition, movement, interaction with animals and the environment all the way to stress and having good relationships! The three guests are: Carl talks with nutritionist/naturopath Helen Padarin about why you want to take gut health seriously, what are the common problems seen in clinic and also what we can do to maximize out gut health. Carl talks with journalist and documentarian Kale Brock about his best selling documentary ‘The Gut Movie’ and his journey to Africa in search for the perfect microbiome and what we can learn from some of the worlds healthiest people. Carl talks with gut-neuroscientist Dr Diego Bohorquez about gut neuroscience and the intelligence of the gut as well as where the science world is going in terms of gut-health research. This really is a fun(ny), informative and practical interview that will leave you and your gut enlightened! For more on Helen Padarin – www.helenpadarin.com For more on Kale Brock – www.thegutmovie.com For more on Diego Bohorquez – www.gutbrains.com Carl can be found at www.bestme.co.nz And works as a practitioner at www.healthfitcollective.co.nz in Wellington New Zealand The post BMR 18: Gut Health Supersode with Helen Padarin, Kale Brock and Dr Diego Bohorquez appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
57 minutes | Aug 19, 2018
BMR 17: The Formula For a Great Long Life – With Marcus Pearce
In this episode I talk with longevity expert Marcus Pearce about the formula to a great long life. Marcus has interviewed dozens of healthy, happy older people including many centurions and holocaust survivors to delineate what the key aspects are in living a great long life. Marcus has also spent time living in one of the ‘Blue Zones’ Ikaria (a little greek island) known as the island where people forget to die. This is a fun and very informative chat where we talk about what Marcus learned from living amongst one of the healthiest cultures on the planet and also what surprised him! We draw on this experience and the dozens of interviews he has conducted to tease out what the 8 step formula is for a great long life – not to be mistaken for a long life (there is a difference and we talk about this too!). Learn how through life his perception of healthy has changed dramatically and why he re-wrote the script for his life. If you want to live and great long life this is a must listen! The Breakdown : What got Marcus into wellness (very romantic!) A vegan transformation How your perception correlates to death The evolution of Marcus’s definition of his best self. Why we shouldn’t judge people for their behaviour Lessons from living in the ‘Blue Zone’ Ikaria Why Marcus re-wrote the script for his life Explaining Blue Zones What shocked Marcus in Ikaria Exercise vs movement How we may change our food structure for the family Putting water in your wine?! The great long life blueprint – step by step Factors that improve QUALITY of life The exceptional 8 Have you got the ingredients in the wrong order? Progress through simplicity Why everyone around you may want you to be mediocre The enemies to a good long life Why a holocaust survivor forgave hitler A great script is key, but are you writing it? What one thing can you do now to live an exceptional life? Powered by Eventbrite The post BMR 17: The Formula For a Great Long Life – With Marcus Pearce appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
68 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
Questions For Carl
In this episode of BMR, I am on the other end of the interview! This is entirely dedicated to answering questions provided by listeners and I’m presented with more than a few controversial questions and subjects that I explore for the first time publicly! This may also be an opportunity to get a glimpse into what I actually do and why I do what I do. Please enjoy. The post Questions For Carl appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
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