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The Art Of Living with Kathy Smith
45 minutes | 2 days ago
Two Meals a Day | Mark Sisson
ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING FACTS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY IS THAT WE ARE MUCH BETTER AT CREATING FAT THAN WE ARE AT BURNING IT OFF. TODAY’S GUEST OFFERS THE TOOLS TO HELP YOU FLIP THAT SWITCH TO BECOME WHAT HE CALLS A “FAT-BURNING BEAST” IN HIS NEW BOOK “TWO MEALS A DAY: THE SIMPLE, SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY TO LOSE FAT, REVERSE AGING, AND BREAK FREE FROM DIET FRUSTRATION FOREVER.” HE IS A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR, AN ELITE ENDURANCE ATHLETE, THE FOUNDER OF PRIMAL KITCHEN AND THE PRIMAL BLUEPRINT; PLUS, HE PUBLISHES A WONDERFUL AND CRAZY SUCCESSFUL BLOG CALLED “MARK’S DAILY APPLE.”
29 minutes | 23 days ago
Building Habits That Last
Look around you. Where you are right now is the destination that represents every step you’ve ever taken, every road you’ve ever traveled down, every choice you’ve ever made. Whatever those habits were, however small or large they seemed at the time…which book to read, what shoes to wear…they’re all pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that form a picture of you today. Each one, in its own way, contributed something to making your life what it is today. If you’re happy with your life, congratulations! If you don’t, then perhaps it’s time to change some habits. Today’s guest, Dr. Patrick Porter, is a master on specific, practical techniques to rewire your brain to make starting a new habit a little easier. He’s an award-winning author and speaker, including a recent TED talk. He’s also the creator of BrainTap, which is distinctively designed to relax, reboot, and optimize your brain’s peak potential. For more podcasts, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Strong Women Stay Young… Latest Protocols For Strength Training
Until around age 30, your muscles grow larger and stronger. At some point in that third decade, you start to lose muscle mass and function. You can lose as much as 3-5% of that muscle mass each decade after age 30. The term for this is “age-related sarcopenia.” Even if you’re active, you can still lose muscle if you’re not training and eating properly. Why is all of this so important? That’s the topic of the show today. I’m a big believer that STRONG WOMEN STAY YOUNG! Each year, I see more evidence on the importance of muscle mass as the key to staying younger, longer. I produced my first strength training video in 1985. And, that’s the time period when I first heard about our next guest, Dr. Wayne Westcott. He was lecturing, writing articles, and involved in cutting-edge research about strength training. He was answering all the questions...how much, how often, slow, heavy, light, when, where, how? Why is it important? When it comes to strength training, Wayne was, and still is, the go-to expert and deep source of knowledge for maintaining strength at any age. He’s the author of over 25 books including Strength Training Past 50, and thousands of articles, After listening to Wayne you will probably start tweaking your exercise routine.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Cutting-Edge Protocol For A Robust, Healthy Brain
Women’s bodies go through many complex stages in a lifetime. Each of our journeys are unique, and they can include the excitement and stress of building our careers, through the rollercoaster of pregnancy and its postpartum aftermath, to the shifting hormonal dance of menopause. With each stage comes dramatic physical and emotional changes that often manifest themselves in seemingly unrelated symptoms. We all tend to look at these symptoms, such as weight gain, digestion issues or anxiety, as separate issues, independent of one another. Many times, we just don’t connect the dots. In this time of over-specialized medicine, we might struggle, because symptoms are often treated individually, not as a whole… especially related to incremental weight gain. How are weight, digestion, anxiety, and many other symptoms related? Today’s guest, Dr. Sara Gottfried has a surprising answer for you. Dr. Gottfried is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and Harvard-MIT educated women’s health expert. In her newest book, Brain Body Diet, she delivers a revolutionary 40-day program to reconnect the brain and body to prevent and reverse symptoms and diseases afflicting millions of women.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Optimize Your Gut for Easy Weight Loss | Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
We’re increasingly coming to understand that the way to bolster your immune system begins with the microbiome. Surprisingly, the microbiome in your gut is home to 70% of our immune system. The human gut is complex and has a huge impact on whole-body health. A healthy gut supports a strong immune system, brain health, and heart health. A balanced microbiome can create easier weight loss and weight management and have a positive impact your moods and quality of sleep. To help better understand the importance of gut health, I’ve invited Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, lovingly known as “Dr B” on the show. He’s a respected gastroenterologist who has devoted his practice to understanding the microbiome. Dr. B’s New York Times Best-selling book, Fiber Fueled: The Plant Based Gut Health Program For Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome is a must-read. It’s a step-by-step approach that shows a simple, science-backed process for optimizing your gut microbiome. And as you do, you will transform your health. Today, we’re going to discuss how to identify weaknesses in the gut, what habits lead to a poor microbiome, the role of pre & probiotics, and some really valuable information you can learn from your bowel movements. Yes, that’s right… poop! We spend a lot of time talking about what goes in our body, but today we’re also going to talk about what comes out. Get ready for some honest and straightforward discussion. It could just be the most powerful conversation that will empower you to change your health for the better. For more, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
52 minutes | 4 months ago
Time-Restricted Eating Separating Fads from Facts
Today’s guest, Dr. Felice Gersh will be answering the most frequently asked questions I get about time-restricted eating. Last year’s podcast with Felice was one of our most popular shows. As most of you know, time-restricted eating is a nutritional approach based on when you eat. Basically, all meals and snacks are consumed within a particular window of time each day. Outside that window, no calories are allowed. This approach to eating can boost weight loss, lengthen lifespan, reduce insulin resistance, improve heart health and have positive effects on your immunity. You can check out Dr. Felice’s first episode at kathysmith.com/podcast. Just click on episode 85. Today, we’re going to delve a little deeper into all the questions you have been sending me about time-restricted eating, including… What is the best time of day to eat for weight loss? What are the potential downsides to fasting? Is there science behind it? Can I exercise while fasting? What do I eat when I’m not fasting? As a reminder, Felice is an award-winning physician, a board-certified gynecologist, and obstetrician, also trained in integrative medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton, and her medical degree from USC School of Medicine.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
Level up your plant-based lifestyle | Dr. Joel Kahn
I might be stating the obvious, but just to be perfectly clear… eating a vegan or vegetarian diet doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re eating a healthy diet. There’s an enormous difference between simply eliminating animal products from your meals, and adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. That’s just one of the topics we’re going to get into today with the amazing Dr. Joel Kahn. Joel is one of the world’s top cardiologists who believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. He is the author of The Plant-Based Solution, and sometimes refers to himself as the Top Broccoli in the united states. On our previous episode, we covered a lot... including how research has linked plant-based diets to a decreased risk of cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure...plus, it could prolong your life. That’s episode 71. For long-time listeners, you’ve heard from some of the top plant-based researchers, scientists, and advocates in the country and in the world. Those guests have included John pop Lewis the Badass Vegan, Dr. Valter Longo from USC, Dr. Zach Bush whose specialty is gut health, and of course… Dr. Joel Kahn. And yet, the optimal way to eat still has controversy swirling around it. There are different camps offering conflicting information, and often times it can get muddled, confusing, and emotional. I look forward to hearing more science as well and delve into some of the questions I’m getting from the listeners, including… What are the healthiest fats, whether you’re vegan or not? And, can you be vegan and still in ketosis? Dr. Joel is one of my favorite people, and I’m excited to share his message with you today. There’s a lot to cover! Whether you’re sitting down to a green smoothie, heading out for a walk, or listening in the car let’s get this show started!
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Reset Your Thyroid | Dr. Alan Christianson
On the show today...your thyroid. That butterfly shaped gland located in the lower front of the neck that makes thyroid hormone, which in turn goes into the bloodstream, creating energy and enhancing the activity of every function in your body. It determines your mood, skin and hair health, body temperature, blood sugar levels, hormonal function (especially as they relate to PMS and menopause), and whether you’re more likely to gain or lose weight. Overproduction or underproduction of hormones in the thyroid can cause a host of problems — including Hashimoto’s syndrome, Grave’s disease, and hypothyroidism. Age, gender and genetics all play a role in thyroid disease… and yet the truth is that most thyroid issues are driven by simple choices in our diet and lifestyle that we can control. Today’s guest Dr. Alan Christianson, has spent decades helping people deal with thyroid disease, and has seen how absolutely devastating it can be. Indeed, it can get in the way of everything that matters in life. But as he discusses in his upcoming book, The Thyroid Reset Diet, thyroid disease is not a permanent condition and most of the time, it can be reversed. In today’s show, we’ll delve into one surprise element that’s essential to life… but can be devastating and disruptive when it comes to your thyroid… causing a whole host of problems… weight gain despite intense efforts…. Energy levels that run lower… fatigue that sets in early in the day… Exercise feels like a chore, and the brain moves more slowly. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, then you’ll want to listen to today’s show because it’s packed with information!
26 minutes | 7 months ago
Flexing Your Motivational Muscle | Kate Grace
Today is special because I'm talking to my daughter, Olympian Kate Grace, about something that every great athlete knows a lot about: motivation. The biggest lessons that I've learned for my daughter have to do with how she trains her mind as well as her body so she can push through the plateaus in training and push through setbacks - like the delay of the Olympics - and stay focused and consistent over so many years. So, whether you have your sights on the Olympics, a marathon, a 5K, or you just need to get out of bed in the morning and get moving and go for your walk, we can all benefit from these tips and tricks on how to flex your motivational muscle. For more podcasts, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
31 minutes | a year ago
Get ready to change what you think you know about aging | Maye Musk
Today’s guest is Maye Musk. She started modeling at age 15, and then in her 60s, life turned fabulous. Can you imagine appearing in a Beyonce music video, or signing a contract as a Covergirl spokesperson, and setting a record for being the oldest Covergirl yet!? Then, at the end of 2019, Musk added “best-selling author” to her resume. In her book, A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty and Success, she shares experiences from her life conveying hard-earned wisdom on career, family, health , and adventure. She talks about her experience raising her 3 children, filmmaker Tosca, restraneur and philanthropist Kimball, and tech entrepreneur Elon, who founded SpaceX and Tesla. From an outsider looking in, it might appear as if Maye’s life has always been charmed and glamorous, but when you step behind the curtains, you see how this dynamic creature has pushed through the hard times and made her way through it all with resilience and a no-nonsense attitude to become a global success at what she calls the "prime of her life." Now at the age of 71, Maye lives in Los Angeles, and is having the best time ever. She says that 81 it will be great. Her mom had her best times when she was in her 90s, so she looks forward to that. What an inspiration! For more podcasts, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
46 minutes | a year ago
Time-Restricted Eating… Everything You Need to Know | Dr. Felice Gersh
On today’s show, we’re focusing on time-restricted eating. It’s a nutritional approach that’s not about what you eat, but when you eat. So what is time-restricted eating? It means a person eats all their meals and snacks within a particular window of time each day. Outside that window, a person consumes no calories. It’s a type of intermittent fasting that has become popular in the recent years. And by the way, intermittent fasting refers to any eating plan that alternates between periods restricting caries and then eating normally. By the way, intermittent fasting is a way to boost weight loss, lengthen lifespan, reduce insulin resistance, improve heart health and have positive effects on your immunity. I get a lot of questions on time-restricted eating. Is it effective, is it safe, what’s the best approach for women, and do the benefits vary based on your age? That’s why I’m delighted to have Dr. Felice Gersh on the show today. I had the privilege of meeting Felice at the A4M Conference in Las Vegas. She has a brilliant mind, is an incredible speaker, is passionate about holistic women’s healthcare, and she’s a leader in this discussion of intermittent fasting. She’s an award-winning physician, a board-certified gynecologist, and obstetrician, also trained in integrative medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton, and her medical degree from USC School of Medicine. For more podcasts, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast/.
51 minutes | a year ago
The Importance of Nasal Breathing | Patrick McKeown
Today's topic is so simple that it’s often overlooked. It’s a breathing technique that can impact your weight, improve your sleep and energy, increase concentration, reduce breathlessness during exercise, heighten athletic performance, and improve cardiovascular health. Today’s guest, Patrick McKeown, has written 8 books on breathing, including the international best-seller, The Oxygen Advantage, which is something of a bible on nose breathing. His book has helped create a buzz about a revolutionary technique based on the Buteyko method. Over the past 15 years, Patrick has been focused on breathing re-education. He has trained thousands of people around the world with his scientifically validated techniques. And the results have been dramatic… with increase of oxygen flow to all of your body’s systems. And what that translates to a host of benefits, which we’ll talk about today. For more, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
30 minutes | a year ago
Pump Up The Pace Walking Audio
If you want to turn your walk into a workout, try this 30-minute Pump Up The Pace guided walk. This free audio incorporates brief interval bursts shown to help break through any weight loss plateaus and improve your cardiovascular health. Make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast for more.
36 minutes | a year ago
Satisfied With Your Sex Life? | Cindy Eckert
I know this is a bold question… but what if I asked you if you were satisfied with your sex life? You might think, “That’s a little too personal to be talking about.” Today’s guest, Cindy Eckert, is at the forefront of a movement to de-stigmatize this discussion, of sexual vitality, specifically as it relates to low libido. Cindy is the creator of Addyi, a little pink pill to treat women with low or no sexual desire. It has been labeled by the media as the female viagra. She fought an uphill battle to get ADDYI approved by the FDA, and sold her company for 1 billion dollars. Through that experience, she got a first-hand lesson of what it meant for women to advocate for each other…. for better health outcomes, for better research for women, and for better business opportunities for women. Cindy is on a mission to put women on top. And that’s what prompted her to launch The Pink Ceiling in 2016… It was her way of helping female-focused businesses with capital as well a s mentorship. You can’t miss Cindy when she walks into the room. She’s unapologetically pink... from her clothes to her accessories. I’m excited about today’s show. Cindy is such a powerhouse when it comes to getting the attention and funding for women’s health issues… something that is desperately needed in this country! For more, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
36 minutes | a year ago
Metabolism Reset Diet | Dr. Alan Christianson
Today, we welcome back Dr. Alan Christianson. He’s been a guest on the show before, and he's back to discuss his new book, The Metabolism Reset Diet. The book offers a 28-day program which works to heal the core issue behind a slow metabolism —a n overloaded liver. That’s right… the liver! How many times have you thought about your liver... specifically when it comes to weight loss? Most of the time, we think about our liver when we’ve had too much to drink, and we think, “Oh my gosh… what am I doing to my poor liver?” And yet, Dr. C reveals in his book that the liver is actually a key to a healthy metabolism. With clinical studies on tens of thousands of people, he is revolutionizing the way that we look at weight loss. His participants are losing inches and weight (specifically around the midsection) many of whom had tried countless diets, and nothing seemed to work. The best part? They’ve kept the weight off and no longer felt like they are slaves to exact foods and exact portions. Dr. Alan Christianson is a Naturopathic Endocrinologist who focuses on Thyroid function, specifically Hashimoto’s, Hypothyroidism, and Graves’ disease. For more information, visit https://www.drchristianson.com/. For more podcasts, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
40 minutes | a year ago
Harness Your Strengths to Enable Flow | Fatima Doman
If you knew there was a technique where you could achieve just about anything you want by learning how to focus on your strengths and what you’re good at - instead of trying to correct your weaknesses - would you want to learn that technique? I sure would! That’s why I’m so delighted to have Fatima Doman the author of Authentic Strengths on the show today. Fatima is one of the most influential voices in positive change...in other words, how to focus on what’s going strong instead of what’s going wrong your life. She's a Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Executive Coach, and has motivated audiences across six continents to leverage their authentic strengths for personal transformation. Today, we’re going to talk about her incredible system that will help you achieve your goals and stay motivated… especially when life gets busy, chaotic, and you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed. For more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
47 minutes | a year ago
Own Your Anxiety | Julian Brass
Chances are good that you, or someone you know, is dealing with anxiety. One in five Americans over 18, and one in three teenagers 13 to 18, reported having a chronic anxiety disorder during the past year. Now, everyone worries sometimes. But if you’re repeatedly feeling panicky, or anxious, or find yourself avoiding situations because of irrational fears, then you’re going to want to listen to today’s podcast. I believe everything happens for a reason, and it was no coincidence that when I was shopping for an outfit for burning man, I met today’s guest, Julian Brass. Little did I know that chance meeting would lead to today’s podcast about a subject that I’m passionate about. His international best-selling book, Own Your Anxiety, takes you on an inspirational journey of self-discovery, to transform anxiety into your secret edge. With 99 bite-sized, powerful tips in the book, you may discover that anxiety is your greatest gift. For more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
51 minutes | a year ago
The Next Fitness Game-Changer: Blood Flow Restriction Training | Dr. Jim-Stray-Gunderson
Throughout the years, we hear about the latest innovations in fitness that claim to change the way we’re going to workout forever. Although most of these trends don’t really catch on, there is always one that manages to break through and get identified as a game changer. Well, the buzz right now is about “blood flow restriction training.” It is one of the newest training tools to hit both the rehab and sports performance worlds and it’s also being recognized as a potent tool for all of us aging baby boomers. There’s a lot of research that supports it, which is why Blood Flow Restriction or BFR is becoming more popular with athletes, physical therapists, trainers, and even celebrities like Mark Wahlberg. While the idea has been around for decades, it’s only now that we’re seeing it becoming more mainstream...and largely because of our next guest, Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen. Jim runs the SG Performance Medicine Center. He is also the chief medical officer of B STRONG, a Utah based company he co-founded in an effort to make blood flow restriction training safe, effective, and affordable for the general public. For more from Kathy, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Going to the Edge | Matthew Futterman
Growth happens when you step outside your comfort zone! A comfort zone is something you carry with you as you move through life. This comfort zone is very much like an invisible bubble of sorts that surrounds your psyche. And as you go about your day and encounter different circumstances, this bubble constantly expands and constricts depending on your situation. Having peak performance in life and in fitness starts by seeking that edge, that threshold, and staying there. If you can’t confront something that’s outside of your comfort zone, then you won’t venture forward. And you can’t expand. In other words, you keep yourself limited. When it comes to this philosophy, Coach Bob Larsen was the master. When the running craze was in its infancy in the ‘70s, Coach Larsen took an unconventional group of young, rag-tag track and cross-country runners and launched them onto the national stage. During the course of his career, Coach Larsen developed sought-after training techniques that made him one of the greatest coaches of all time. Our guest is Matthew Futterman, author of Running to the Edge, which presents a riveting account of visionary coach Bob Larsen, who changed the sport of running in America. The book is about the coach, the runners, and the training techniques. But even if you're not a runner, don’t miss this episode. There's a big takeaway for everyone, no matter what you do or who you are. This is a story about taking risks, stepping outside your comfort zone, changing your destiny, and knowing that if you work hard, you can do better tomorrow than you did yesterday. Matthew is a New York Times Deputy Sports Editor, and has previously worked for The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Star-Ledger of New Jersey, where he was a part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. And, Matthew is also an avid runner. For show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
14 minutes | 2 years ago
Concentration Visualization | Kathy Smith
Today’s podcast is a 10-minute visualization that I recorded that helps you break old patterns and switch away from negative and limiting ideas and put your energy into more positive outcomes. These types of visualizations are powerful. I like to start my morning routine with a visualization. Because it helps me focus on what I want to accomplish for the day… and I get so much more done! Remember, your thoughts create our actions...your actions create your habits… our habits create our character… and your character becomes your destiny. Where your focus goes, energy flows. For more, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
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