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My Brain Aneurysm Surgery | The Test that Saved My Life!
29:35Most of us don't think much about brain aneurysms, but 2-5% of us have an asymptotic brain aneurysm, which is a weakening of the wall of a critical blood vessel, often not detected until it ruptures. Ruptured aneurysms are a relatively common cause of stroke or even sudden death, but can be quite easily treated in a non invasive way if caught prior to rupture. Today I'm sharing my personal health story following an incidental finding of a significant brain aneurysm, which was treated last week by Dr. Omar Tanweer at Baylor College of Medicine. Just a few days after the surgery I am back at work and feeling 100% fine! Educating ourselves and our families about aneurysms is critical and can prevent permanent brain injury and death. This video not only follows my story, but also includes an interview with Dr. Tanweer talking about aneurysm symptoms, risk factors and treatment options, which is something all of us need to know!
How to be Happy in Midlife with Yaniv Shanti | Empowering Midlife Wellness
41:29As many of you know our "Activating Happiness in Midlife" retreat is coming up soon. Today I'm sitting down with my friend Yaniv Shanti, who has been such a huge inspiration to me on my personal development journey, and will be one of the co-facilitators of this incredible event. After attending one of Yaniv's "Happiness Activation" programs myself, I was so inspired to offer it to others. Yaniv runs a "Happiness School" in San Jose, Costa Rica and describes himself as a happiness activist! His teachings are purely experiential (meaning try it for yourself and experience what happens), don't require any particular belief system, and are open to all spiritual traditions. Today Yaniv explains what he will be offering at the retreat, and why these practices can truly transform your life and help to reclaim the happiness that is already inside you. Happiness is our basic nature, and through simple, fun, enjoyable practices we can reconnect with the positive emotions that fill our lives with joy. His practical four part process starts with intention, activation, inspiration and integration, and we will be immersing ourselves in these throughout our three days together in Costa Rica. You can connect with Shanti through his website below, and follow the links to sign up for this amazing event, which is limited to only 25 guests and is currently being offered for a special price through the end of August! We can't wait to see you there, November 10-13 in Costa Rica! Learn more about the Happiness School: https://eldespertadorcr.com Register here for the Empowering Midlife Wellness retreat: https://tri.ps/J68Pw View the retreat brochure: http://bit.ly/44Dca74
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Connection is the Key to Great Sex in Midlife | Empowering Midlife Wellness
49:49Today I'm sitting down with my dear friend Mary Jo Rapini, who is a clinical psychologist with specialized training in sex therapy for individuals and couples. Mary Jo is an author, speaker, frequent guest on national TV and audio platforms, and also has a fantastic YouTube channel and social media presence focusing on sexual wellness, particularly for women in Midlife. Today we are talking about the importance of connection for rejuvenating sexual energy, either in relationships or individually, and some practical ways that you can truly have the deepest and most connected relationship at any stage or age in life. Stay connected with Mary Jo Rapini: www.MaryjoRapini.com
Empowering Midlife Wellness Retreat | Activating Happiness in Midlife!
16:44I am so excited to announce that registration for the second Empowering Midlife Wellness Retreat is now open! This time we’re going to beautiful Costa Rica for a relaxing, engaging, and transformative weekend. Because this is an international trip, we were able to significantly reduce the cost to an all-inclusive price starting at $2685. And as an added bonus we are also offering an early bird discount if you’re able to sign up before August 31! Don't miss out on this opportunity to invest in your well-being and unlock your potential for happiness. Join us at the Empowering Midlife Wellness Retreat and embrace the magic of midlife! Register here: https://tri.ps/J68Pw View our brochure: http://bit.ly/44Dca74
How to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease | Empowering Midlife Wellness
28:58I know almost everyone listening has a personal experience with Alzheimer's disease, and many of us in midlife are facing taking care of parents or loved ones suffering with this devastating form of dementia. Today I'll be talking about lifestyle changes, supplements, and other interventions that have been shown to decrease the incidence of Alzheimer's, and also discussing the conflicting information around the subject of hormone replacement and Alzheimer's disease. I'll also be discussing the APOE gene and how knowing your APOE status can help you to understand your risk and act on it.
8 Reasons to Consider Limiting Alcohol | Empowering Midlife Wellness
26:30Today I’m sharing all about my relationship with alcohol and why I decided to limit my own alcohol use. I’ll be discussing many reasons why alcohol is just not good for our health. We all know that excessive alcohol can damage the liver, but most of us are not aware that even moderate alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of many cancers (not just liver cancer), and has even been linked to dementia, gut dysbiosis and other serious issues including damaging relationships and causing accidents! Even if you don't consider yourself to be a “problem drinker,” plenty of research supports limiting alcohol significantly if we want to increase our health-span and improve our quality of life. I challenge you to start by taking an alcohol inventory, and to be very honest about how much you are consuming and how it might be creating problems that we could avoid.
Life Saving Tests for Heart Disease | Empowering Midlife Wellness
33:55When talking about women's health, we cannot ignore that the most common killer of both men and women is heart disease, and we are 10 times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer -- yet traditional medicine places very little emphasis on preventative tests especially for women. Today I'm going to share some simple and relatively inexpensive tests that every person should ask their doctor to do in order to establish her risk of heart disease, and to allow early detection of problems before symptoms would lead you to the doctor. The basic lipid panel that most doctors offer during your annual exam is not nearly enough! Today I'll teach you what to ask for, and some of these tests you can order yourself. Of course, lifestyle changes, including keeping a healthy weight, exercising, not smoking and keeping blood pressure optimal are all incredibly important- but I will explain why doing a heart scan is arguably more important than doing a mammogram, as well as some simple blood tests that can give you actionable information that could literally add decades of healthy years to your life! Outlive by Peter Attia - https://peterattiamd.com/outlive Advanced Body Scan - www.advancedbodyscan.com Fasting blood tests: Standard Lipid/wellness panel PLUS Apo-B Lp-a APOE gene HS-CRP Homocysteine Insulin
The Importance of FIBER in Midlife and Beyond
31:36For generations moms have intuitively known to tell their kids to eat their vegetables, but medical science is now supporting so many reasons why getting adequate fiber is vital for health in more ways than you might think. Fiber, which is the indigestible type of carbohydrate found in plants, is critical not only for having regular bowel movements, but for preventing colon cancer, breast, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disease, general inflammation and more...and it's even implicated in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. Today I'm going to be talking about the exciting subject of fiber and gut health, different types of fiber, how much we need, where you can find them and what benefits you can't expect.
NEW FDA Approved Drug Veozah For Hot Flashes and Night Sweats! | Empowering Midlife Wellness
11:17Exciting news in women's healthcare is that a new non-hormonal drug named Veozah was FDA approved in May to treat vasomotor symptoms (also known as hot flashes and night sweats) for menopausal women. While this is no doubt an exciting development, I will be discussing who this might be appropriate for, and why it is not nearly as beneficial as estradiol for patients who are candidates for hormone replacement.
The 3 Life Lessons I Learned By Doing Hard Things | Empowering Midlife Wellness
23:26Over the years, so many people have asked me why I continue doing long-distance triathlons, and after putting a lot of thought into this question, I realized that I have learned so much about how to get through difficult things in real life through this sport. Doing hard things -which in my case might be athletic events, or could be as simple as having a difficult conversation, picking up a new hobby, or changing a relationship- teaches us that we CAN do hard things. Only though practicing doing hard things can we learn the extent of our inner strength and resilience. While it might sound counterintuitive to do hard things on purpose, my experience is that we can develop expertise only through practicing, and this is no different. Today I'm honing in on three really important life lessons that we can apply when taking on difficult challenges that can serve us in every facet of life.