Aaron Alexander interviews world renowned health care thinkers and lifestyle enhancing experts including Ben Greenfield, Robb Wolf, Shawn Stevenson, Abel James, Mark Sisson, Jon Lee Dumas, Jonathan Bailor and Kelly Starrett on their perspectives on optimal living, bio-hacking, fitness, endurance, strength, diet, flexibility, lifestyle, sex, style and more!
Shawn Stevenson: Vaccine Mandates, Zombie Wasps and Psychoneuroimmunology
1:34:04Today’s science & technology allows us to cross planets and modify genes, yet chronic diseases still shoot us down. If our systems are so advanced, why are we still the sickest nation in history? That’s a question addressed by Shawn Stevenson in this eye-opening episode. Here, Shawn unveils the faults in our healthcare system and the role of the government and media in perpetuating fear among us. He explains that the fear that helps us spot a threat is the same fear that makes us commit bad decisions for ourselves and others. While fear serves as our mechanism for survival, Shawn argues it has also been a tool that corporations, politicians, and capitalists use as a form of control…and a source of billon-dollar profits! As long as we’re afraid to take charge of our own lives, they will continue to feed on us, and we will continue to grapple with the crisis of fear. From the hyperbolic COVID-19 media coverage to flawed FDA processes and the opioid crisis brought by pharmaceutical giants, Shawn fearlessly points out how we're being manipulated by the very systems we created. And then he shares 3 things we can do to make a change now. Shawn Stevenson is a nutritionist, keynote speaker, and the author of best-selling books "Eat Smarter" and "Sleep Smarter". He is the creator and host of “The Model Health Show” where he convenes with the world’s brightest experts to discuss topics on health, fitness, nutrition, personal development, and more. What we discuss: 7:05 - Why we're still a lost world despite our advances in science & technology 17:20 - You are the product of the little moments in your life 22:00 - Can we hack our brain to change our feelings and thoughts? 34:30 - How fear affects our immune system 46:00 - The darkest secrets of our healthcare system 53:50 - What happens when you compromise your ethics for the greater good 57:25 - Why do people have a thirst for power? 1:04:00 - How big pharmaceutical companies contribute to the opioid crisis 1:14:00 - "Be awake, not woke" 1:17:20 - How can we help fix a broken healthcare, political, and education system? 1:25:00 - "Be so good that you're undeniable" Learn more from Shawn Stevenson: Website: https://themodelhealthshow.com/ Instagram: @shawnmodel Related Links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent. Leave a review of the podcast and get a chance to win exciting prizes from Eaton Hemp and BiOptimizers!
Dr. Dominik Nischwitz: How Your Mouth Affects Your Overall Health
1:09:51All health starts in your mouth because it’s the gateway to your entire body. How can you guard it better? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Biological Dentist Dr. Dominik Nischwitz delves into the profound connection of oral health to our overall health and well-being. With scientific studies proving the origins of chronic diseases in the mouth, Dr. Dome challenges the claims of conventional dentistry that the teeth are separate from the body and explains why the traditional "drill, fill, and bill" dental practice can make things worse. For him, today's world requires a new approach to oral healthcare that fuses advanced technology and natural medicine. If you want to know what causes tooth decay and how to avoid it, how your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, why root canals and amalgam fillings are deadly, and when you should see a biological dentist, this episode is for you! Dr. Dominik Nischwitz is a dentist and naturopath, a world specialist in biological dentistry and ceramic implants, and the president of the International Society of Metal Free Implantology (ISMI). In 2015, he co-founded DNA Health and Aesthetics, Center for Biological Dentistry with his father in Tubingen, Germany. His book, “It All Starts in Your Mouth,” explores the impact of oral health on whole body wellness. What we discuss: 6:00 - What causes cavitation? 11:35 - How the mouth serves as the window into the microbiome 12:58 - What does "chew your water" mean? 17:25 - How are the teeth connected to the central nervous system? 21:20 - What your teeth reveals about your health 23:16 - Why flossing can do more harm than good, and what prevents tooth decay 30:00 - What causes bad breath? 39:20 - How breastfeeding helps the baby's jaw development 43:30 - The relationship of your bite to your spinal posture 1:06:20 - The key to optimal oral health requires a return to nature and ancient strategies 1:09:00 - Why all dentists should be biological dentists Learn more from Dr. Dominik: Instagram: @drdome1 Book: It’s All in Your Mouth: Biological Dentistry and the Surprising Impact of Oral Health on Whole Body Wellness Related Links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati: Finding God Outside of Religion
1:17:40Are you in search of the Divine? Do you struggle to lead a spiritual life in our secular world? If yes, this episode is for you! "People who live without a deep connection to spirit, to soul, to consciousness, to love, to truth are not living happy lives," said this week's guest, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati. Sadhvi is a world-renowned spiritual leader and best-selling author based in India. Twenty-five years ago, she left America carrying loads of childhood trauma and wounds to seek freedom. In a weird but magical way, she found it on the banks of Ganga River. Here, she shares how a leisure trip to India became a story of coming home not only to herself but to God. For her, spiritual awakening doesn't mean that we stop being fallible humans. It means experiencing the fullness of our humanity with freedom and power over things that enslave us: technology, hobbies, relationships, beliefs, and even our own thoughts. With that beautiful philosophy, she gives tips and practices to tap into our inner voice and regain trust in the perfect universe. Ultimately, she explains why finding God isn’t an external quest but an inward journey we can choose to embark on right now. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati is a multi-awarded changemaker with a Ph.D in Psychology. She teaches meditation, provides spiritual counseling, and leads humanitarian projects while also serving on United Nations Faith Advisory Council on Religion, among others. Her book, "Hollywood to the Himalayas," recounts her journey toward divine enlightenment and offers guidance to our own spiritual rebirth. What we discuss: 2:20 - Dealing with childhood trauma and eating disorder 8:00 - The trip that changed her life forever 11:42 - How moments of enlightenment become a way of life 18:00 - If we are not our body, who and what are we? 23:00 - Why spirituality doesn't require transcendence from our human experience 34:00 - Are people born as empty slates? Do we have a set destiny? 39:08 - Why we CAN'T be anything we want to be 48:20 - Follow these practices and techniques to get through pain and anger 56:00 - Tips to breaking toxic attachment with technology 1:04:00 - What's the cost of living a happy life, and how do we prepare for it? Learn more from Sadhvi: Website: https://www.sadhviji.org/ Instagram: @sadhviji
James Clear: Building Small Good Habits to Produce Big Results
45:50Forget about New Year's Resolutions! Let's talk about the small habits we do every single day that define our entire year...or even our whole life! This episode of the Align Podcast is a rerun of my interview with James Clear about his New York Times bestseller, “Atomic Habits,” which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. While explaining how habits are formed, James argues that we can transform our lives just by committing to small, consistent behavioral changes. Simply put, set a GOAL and build HABITS that align with it! Good habits don't even need to be grand; they can be as simple as placing your phone away from you for a certain period to avoid checking it 200x a day and make space for things that matter. Need help in breaking bad habits? Listen to the entire episode to understand why we repeat an action (good or bad) over and over again and how to make true changes that last longer than any of your New Year's Resolutions! Besides being a successful author, James Clear is a weightlifter and travel photographer. His presence is sought by big companies worldwide for his insightful speeches on habit improvement and personal development. What we discuss: 2:30 - Get 1% better each day instead of having no improvement at all 4:02 - How to avoid addiction to modern technology by adding friction to your actions 7:30 - 2 Tips to improve bad habits 10:48 - Most of us are drug addicts; we just don’t realize it 13:00 - The 4 Stages of Habit Formation 16:00 - Why we get addicted to social media & video games + how to control it 20:40 - Outcome-based habit Vs. Identity-based habit: Which is better? 29:29 - How to be the architect of your environment rather than a victim of it 33:50 - Why success isn't about grinding & hustling but about decision-making & habit-forming 37:20 - Explore Vs. Exploit Trade-Off: When to know when it's time to give up Learn more about James: Website: jamesclear.com Instagram: @jamesclear Related Links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
Jonathan Fields: How to Beat Burn Out and Perform at Your Best
1:01:3020-50% of people quit their jobs without knowing what to do next. Are you one of them? In a world of uncertainties, finding the thing that lights us up gets more difficult each day. Most of us are burnt out, dragging ourselves to work for the paycheck, status, benefits, and prestige until we wake up 10 or 20 years later wondering what it was all for. How do we show up better in life and keep our sense of purpose? Jonathan Fields offers the tools and strategies we're looking for! Here, he talks about what defines a good life, where to find meaning despite uncertainties, and how to cultivate a still mindset to embody a more peaceful and productive inner state. Jonathan is the host of the top-rated podcast, Good Life Project. After years of researching what sparks people's motivation, he came up with a system that identifies people into 10 different Sparketypes. Among his greatest discovery is this: aligning our work with our Sparketype leads to a higher sense of fulfillment and renewed quality of life. Find out more about the Sparketypes in Jonathan’s new book, "SPARKED, Discover Your Unique Imprint For Work That Makes You Come Alive." What we discuss: 3:13 - Realizations on Good Life Project's transition into remote production 11:55 - Navigating uncertainties in a changing world 14:15 - How do we find our passion? 16:49 - What it means to live a good life, and Jonathan's inspiration for Good Life Project 19:53 - What are Sparketypes? 25:00 - Why swapping jobs or relationships isn't always the best first step toward a better life 31:00 - The importance of infusing play into our adult life 38:03 - How do we show up better in life, relationships, and at work? 46:28 - How to cultivate a healthy and peaceful mindset to avoid burnout 54:30 - What do we consider as "work,” and how do we find fulfillment from it? 1:02:14 - The algorithim behind the Sparketype Assessment Learn more from Jonathan’s website: https://www.jonathanfields.com/
Dr. Amishi Jha: Keeping Your Focus and Experiencing Life Moment by Moment
54:29Struggling to keep your focus and be present in the here and now? You're not alone! There are simple, little changes you can do to tap into the power of your conscious mind and live in full measure. In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Amishi Jha explains how our brain's attention system works while highlighting our ability to train our mind to function better. Yes, we can pay attention like we never did before and change habits we thought we couldn't live without. Also, we discuss neural plasticity, how to orient ourselves to pain and difficult emotions, why positivity hurts in certain high-stress situations, and how practicing mindfulness is the key to a fulfilled existence. Dr. Amishi Jha, PhD is a neuroscientist and a professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. She serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. Dr. Jha’s work has been featured at NATO, the World Economic Forum, and The Pentagon. She has received coverage in the The New York Times, NPR, TIME, Forbes and more. Her recent book, PEAK MiND, offers a guide to thriving in a distracted world. It breaks down science-proven mind-training practices to manage our attention more effectively and be 100% present in life’s crucial moments. What we discuss: 2:41 - What is the definition of the 'mind' and how does it differ from the 'brain'? 8:17 - Explaining the brain to a 5-year-old 12:00 - Where does memory exist in the body? 17:07 - How to connect to the pain and reorient yourself to difficult emotions 21:58 - Why positivity can be problematic in high-stress situations 29:03 - Why do we consciously make bad decisions, and how do we change that? 33:20 - Defining the Default Mode Network and what happens in our brain when we're told to rest? 38:00 - Demystifying neural plasticity and why committing mistakes don't always result in better brain function 43:54 - What her book, PEAK MiND, offers to everyone struggling with attention 49:39 - "Kindness and compassion begin by paying attention." - Dr. Jha Learn more from Dr. Amishi Jha: Website: amishi.com Instagram: @amishijha Related Links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent. Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day: https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Mind-Attention-Invest-Minutes-ebook/dp/B08THNJ978
East Forest & Jon Hopkins: The Impact of Music on the Human Experience
59:22In this episode of the Align Podcast, I'm joined by two phenomenal musicians, East Forest and Jon Hopkins. I was first turned on to East Forest by his album collaboration with Ram Dass, who many of you know is one of my biggest idles. He has a natural talent for creating soundscapes that speak to the heart. Jon Hopkins is an English musician and producer who began his career playing keyboards for Imogen Heap, and has produced and contributed to albums by Brian Eno, Coldplay, David Holmes and others. Both now specialize in music for psychedelic therapy and are working together on creating a transformative album. These two humans together are an amazing combination and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation on how music is a part of human nature, the ultimate human experience, and how it can take our psychedelic explorations to the next level. To learn more about Jon and East: Instagram: @eastforest and @mrjonhopkins Related links: www.alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum:The Gut Microbiome and Its Connection To Our Health
58:06Is there a connection between your gut and your overall health? In this week’s episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum joins in to discuss all things gut microbiome and its effect on our physical and mental health. As one of the world’s leading fungal community scientists, Dr. Ghannoum enlightens listeners with a wealth of knowledge and research on this very important topic. Dr Mahmoud Ghannoum is the Director of the Integrated Microbiome Core and the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He has been called the leading microbiome researcher in the world; by The Washington Post, and has published over 450 papers on his research on how bacteria and fungi impact our health. What we discuss… 2:27- Gut-brain axis 3:42- Your body communicates to you 5:51- The connection between the gut biome and depression 8:33- What should we be doing? 17:28- Fungus and bacteria within us 19:45- Is over-sanitization better? 21:43- Do things in moderation 25:07- Toxins in our soil 28:11- Building friendly gut biomes 30:34- The gut, brain, skin connection 35:38- Sexual organs and our microbiome 40:25- Listen to your body & be a critical thinker 45:19- Gut connection and autism 53:55- Stress and the microbiome 55:44- Fungus plays a role in our environment 58:29- Mushroom supplements To learn more about Dr. Ghannoum… Website: BIOHM Health | Gut Health & Probiotic Supplements Instagram: @dr.microbiom Facebook: BIOHM Health - Home | Facebook Related links: www.alignpodcast.com/exercisevault for a special discount eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
Dr. Zach Bush: Healing the Body, Mind, and Spirit
1:21:52In this week’s episode of Align Podcast, Dr. Zach Bush joins in to discuss the science behind healing the body physically, mentally, and spiritually even in the face of today’s health crisis and sometimes toxic environments we live in. Dr. Zach enlightens listeners with alternative healing modalities and ways to ascend physically and spiritually in order to live an optimal and abundant way of life. This is an episode you don’t want to miss! Zach Bush MD 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. What we discuss… 3:54-4:13- Deconstruct harder & digging deeper 4:50-5:04- You are writing this story 6:03-6:15- Opportunities that the universe brings 7:00- Complexity vs. simplicity: Be willing to be shifted 8:10- Health comes from within 11:48- Why Dr. Bush chose to study endocrinology 14:20- Chemicals in our food and our environment 17:46- Genetics of fear and guilt 19:09- What are viruses? 26:39-The purpose of a fever 30:57- Life needs more life 32:30- Let go of judgements, fear, and guilt & embrace abundance 37:11- Technology is an accelerator 39:54-Is everything around us a hologram? 41:28- We are all God energy 49:28- Let go of judgement 54:19- The draining of our life force 1:00:24- Another dimension we’re missing in allopathic medicine 1:02:12- The intersection between human health & food systems 1:04:36- Life is regenerative and there is a generative force on this planet 1:05:30- Stories from hospice work and lessons for life 1:14:17- Hormone therapy and its effect on health and the endocrine system 1:17:37- Connecting with indigenous wisdom To learn more about Zach Bush… Website: zachbushmd.com Facebook: facebook.com/ZachBushMD/ Instagram:@zachbushmd Twitter: @DrZachBush Related links: www.alignpodcast.com/exercisevault and use code 10OFF for a special discount eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent. drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE
Dr. Amy Killen: Anti-aging, Sexual Longevity, and Sexual Optimization
56:50Why are sexual pleasure and aging both forbidden topics of discussion? Why are people so hesitant to discuss these pertinent topics when it brings about so much enjoyment and gratification in life? In this week’s episode of Align Podcast, Dr. Amy Killen joins in with a fun and educational approach to sexual health, anti-aging, and discusses taboo topics related to sexual pleasure and sexual optimization. Dr. Amy Killen is a Board Certified Physician and leading expert in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Dr. Killen also speaks internationally and trains physicians about PRP and stem cells, sexual longevity, and skin health. What we discuss… 4:14- Why do people see Dr. Amy? 5:58- There’s more going on! 7:17-Stem cells...what do they do? 9:24- Injecting stem cells into genitals 10:13- Root causes of erectile dysfunction 12:39- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, & Sexual Healing 13:56- What does working with Dr. Amy look like? 15:22- Nitric oxide, blood flow, and erectile dysfunction 20:51- Stress states and aging 21:50- Allopathic vs. holistic medicine 28:56- Shame and genitalia 31:17- Normalizing talking about sexual health 33:09- Emotional connection to sexual health 44:31- Prostate massages...should men do it? 46:14- Testosterone levels and ejaculation 46:48- Clitoral injections and its’ association with increased sexual pleasure 48:52- The “G Spot” 50:09- How does one get to know their vagina? 53:38-Decreasing the likelihood of prostate cancer To learn more about Dr. Amy Killen… Website: https://dramykillen.com/ Instagram:@dr.amybkillen Related links: alignpodcast.com/emf and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 10 percent off eatonhemp.com/align and use ALIGN code during checkout to save 20 percent www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent. drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE