Today's guest is Allie Michelle, a write, poet, and co-founder of We Are Warriors, a school for mental health and wellness. We talk about Allie's journey as a poet, how she overcame crippling shyness to become comfortable in the spotlight, and her new book, The Words Left Unspoken.

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If you are just getting started on your journey to optimal health, or you are getting refocused on your health. These are my top tips. If you are just getting started on your journey to optimal health, or you are getting refocused on your health. These are my top tips.

If you’re just getting started, do these things.

Go to bed earlier. By getting adequate sleep, you set yourself up for success the next day. Go bed by 10 pm.

Get up when your alarm goes off. You need to create new habits and develop discipline. Habits can take between eighteen and two hundred and fifty days to develop. Start now.

Get sun into the eyes every morning to set your circadian rhythm.

Take a cold shower every morning to boost dopamine and serotonin and increase energy. You can start with 30 seconds of cold and work up. Other options for cold are cold immersion, like a cold tub, jumping in a cold body of water, or cryotherapy.

Get ten to fifteen thousand steps every day.

Swap processed foods for whole foods.

Exercise (I prefer strength training) three to five times per week.

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Chris Palmer, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. We discuss the important connection between nutrition, metabolism and mental health and his pioneering work using the ketogenic diet to successfully treat patients with various mental illnesses, including depression and schizophrenia.

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Dr. Chris Palmer Dr. Palmer’s website:https://www.chrispalmermd.com

Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health–and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More:https://amzn.to/3XheFIV

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Holly Baxter is an accredited practicing dietician (APD), competitive bodybuilder, fitness and nutrition educator, and coach. In this episode, Holly discusses her experience as an athlete and competitive bodybuilder. Top tips for females looking to improve their physiques, we discuss nutrition and much more.

Learn more about Holly here: https://hbnutrition.com.au

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Today I am having a conversation with Dr. Anthony Chaffee. We discuss the carnivore diet in detail.

Dr Chaffee is an American medical doctor and Neurosurgical resident who, over a span of 20+ years, has researched the optimal nutrition for human performance and health. It is his assertion that most of the so-called chronic diseases we treat as doctors are caused by the food we eat, or don’t eat, and can be reversed with dietary changes to a species specific diet.

He began University at the age of 15 studying Molecular & Cellular Biology with a Minor in Chemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle, which culminated in an MD from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Currently in Australia, he specializes in Neurosurgery and does private consultations in functional medicine while thriving on a carnivore diet.

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Today we have a very special episode which features a lecture by Terence McKenna (one of my favorite thinkers) given in the early 1990s on the topic of creativity. McKenna was an author, philosopher, and psychedelic pioneer who lived from 1946 to 2000.  Listening to McKenna speak is always a mind expanding experience, and this talk is no exception.

In this episode, Terence breaks down his theories on creativity, memes, mythology, and the modern state of art. He suggests that artists and poets are the dreamers and magicians from which new realities grow. Before we can build a new world, we must first imagine a new world. To pull a quote from this episode, “If the artists cannot find the way, the way cannot be found.”

Whether or not you are familiar with Terence McKenna, this is an inspirational and thought provoking lecture – and a celebration of the profound power of creativity. 

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Today, I am speaking with Dr. Zach Bush, on all things gut and planetary health, the current state of our health as a society, and so much more.

Zach Bush MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. Dr Zach founded *Seraphic Group and the nonprofit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health. His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet.

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Diego Perez, better known by his writing alias, Yung Pueblo, is one of the most popular writers on social media. His short, concise reflections of mental health, relationship, spirituality, and healing are enjoyed and shared daily by his over 2 million followers.

In this episode we dive deep into Yung Pueblo’s creative and spiritual journey. We talk about his childhood growing up poor in Ecuador, his dedicated meditation practice, his writing process, his new book, Lighter, which is available now.

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Today I am speaking with Heart Rate Variability Expert, Dr. Jay Wiles.

Dr. Jay Wiles is a subject-matter expert on the connection between the human stress response and optimal health. He is a clinical health and performance psychologist with board certification in heart rate variability biofeedback and peripheral biofeedback. Dr. Wiles works as a leading consultant in psychophysiology to health influencers, professional athletes and teams, executives, and high performers.


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