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#96: How to Reverse Your Myopia & Regain 20-20 Vision! ~Jake Steiner

#96: How to Reverse Your Myopia & Regain 20-20 Vision! ~Jake Steiner

September 17, 2019

Myopia (shortsightedness) is an eye condition where distant objects appear blurry, and is thought to affect a staggering 1 in 3 people in the UK alone. 

More and more kids are getting prescribed corrective lenses at 5 and 6 years old, and get steadily worse eyesight into their 20’s. How can it be that as a species our genetics are failing us so badly, where almost 40% of us have failing eyesight - a critical attribute to surviving and thriving?

 

Well, to discuss this condition, and the sorry state of our eyesight globally, we have the insightful and entertaining Jake Steiner join us.  

Jokingly, Jake has acquired the cringe-worthy tittle of the 'Eye Guru', as he naturally corrected his eye to 20/20 vision without surgery, and has supported 10’s of thousands of others also reverse their Myopia.

He is the founder and central figure behind the popular Endmyopia.org website and associated social platforms, and continues to provide a refreshing counter to the Lens and Glasses industry.

 

In this discussion, expect to hear about Jakes own journey of understanding and eyesight correction, some 101 on eyesight principles and research and the key principles behind Jake’s claims of returning your sight, at any age.

 

Here’s what we discuss:

🔸 Life in the Burmese Jungle

🔸 What is Myopia, Pseudo Myopia and Lens Induced Myopia? - What are the causes?

🔸 Are our genetics really letting us down so badly?

🔸 Jake’s personal story of worsening and life limiting eyesight (-5)

🔸 The issues with the $100bn Lens, Optometrist and Glasses Industry - and what they are NOT telling you...

🔸 Jake’s stubborn and relentless obsession with understanding why Myopia, and how to correct

🔸 The overwhelming research and resources online - e.g. scholar.google.com

🔸 Jake’s meandering journey to 20/20 vision (actually 20/15!) over the years of trial and error

🔸 What is Axial Length of the Eyeball? - and how the eye adapts throughout our lives

🔸 Glasses makes our eyesight worse! - What happens physiologically when you wear lenses?

🔸 The reason for needing Reading Glasses - and Jake’s personal belief on how he will avoid them

🔸 Kids and glasses - The need to combat this trend. And it’s not with buying them specs...

🔸 The big Issue with Screens - The impact on our eyesight, and lives...

 

🔸 The Key Principles to Correcting Your Eyesight (up to 1 diopter a year)

          👁 No Eye Exercises

          👁 Home Eyesight Measurement

          👁 Assess Lifestyle

          👁 Reducing Time & Strength of Correction

          👁 The Daily 3 Hour Rule

          👁 Outdoors

          👁 Active Focus

  

Where to find Jake Steiner & ENDMYOPIA:

▪︎ The HUGE Website -  https://endmyopia.org

▪︎ 7 Day Email Guide - Scroll to end of home page and subscribe

▪︎ Printable Measure & Calculator 

▪︎ YouTube Channel - Jake Steiner & Getting Started Vid

▪︎ Facebook Group - Endmyopia

 

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#95: The Darkness of Drug Addiction to an Optimised Life ~Nick Elvery

#95: The Darkness of Drug Addiction to an Optimised Life ~Nick Elvery

September 10, 2019

This is a unique insight into the dark and seemingly inescapable world of hard drug addiction. It’s also an episode of hope, inspiration and deep life questions.

Nick Elvery, a Performance Coach to CEO’s and Entrepreneurs, joins us to openly explore the painful 12 year drug addiction that owned his life and destroyed everything in its wake. His hard drugs and alcohol addiction destroyed his health, ruined relationships and brought him to his knees both physically and mentally. Having overcome his addiction to drugs and alcohol, Nick wanted to see what else was possible. What would it take for him to operate at his full potential? He then went on to create Optimised.

 

If you are grappling with drug addiction of any sort and are trying to escape it, or you are genuinely motivated to empathise and help people who are in that position, then you’ll find this conversation insightful and inspiring.

If you’re trying to understand the formula to happiness, fulfilment and life balance, this transformation story digs into the complexity of these questions that have haunted humans for our entire existence.

 

Here’s what we discuss:

#1 - Who is Nick? What’s Performance Coaching?

 

#2 - Nick’s 12 Year Drug Addiction

🔸 Day In A Life of a Drug Addict - What his day to day life looked like with ever increasing drug use

🔸 Drivers Behind Using - Nick shares the four big drivers that compelled him to seek drugs everyday

🔸 Rippling Effect of a Childhood Event - what small event in Nick’s like programmed him to be vulnerable to the allure of hard drugs

🔸 The Fog - How the lack of awareness of his actions and life around him limited his ability to care about the damage he was causing

🔸 Depression & Suicidal Thoughts - Nick describes the helpless negative thoughts spirals that almost took him over the edge

🔸 Inability to Plan Ahead - How drugs and emptiness stole enthusiasm and meaning from Nick’s life. The lack of momentum to plan.

🔸 The Turning Point - Nick describes the insignificant yet profound moment when reality hit. When enough was enough...

🔸 Rehab - The process and journey to Sobriety

🔸 Grateful or Ashamed? - Nick caused a lot of damage in his wake. How does he feel about his past?

 

#3 - Pursuing Happiness and Fulfilment

🔸 Is significance helpful or damaging? - What happens when you live your life through the desire to impress other people?

🔸 Our Bad Programming got us this far - Our successes to date may have come from our flawed principles. But do they serve us forever?

🔸 What is Life Success? - Hard charging endless desire for more, or being unambitious but content?

🔸 What is Happiness? - Is eternal and constant happiness possible? What’s the formula? Does anyone know? 

🔸 The Cheat Codes for Life - Do we know them? Should we want to know them? Should we embrace never knowing the ‘formula’?

🔸 Embracing Challenge, Pain and Darkness - If we cannot erase the possibility of pain, should we instead embrace it?

🔸 Stoicism vs Stupidity - The difference between enjoying meaningful hard work, versus hating the work you do

 

#4 - Is Life Balance Possible?

🔸 Possible to have Every Area in Life perfectly balanced? - Is this nirvana state even possible? Are people claiming to be balanced happy?

🔸 Sacrificing Things, to Achieve other Things - With success, is some destruction or neglect inevitable?

🔸 Is Striving for Balance a Worthy Goal? - Or, is the goal itself preventing meaningful fulfilment?

 

#5 - Understanding the Services, Value and Outcomes of Nick’s Performance Coaching offering- Optimised.life

 

 

Where to find NICK ELVERY & OPTIMISED:

▪︎ The Website & Consultation Requests - www.optimised.life

▪︎ The Podcast - Optimised Podcast

▪︎ Instagram - @nickelvery

▪︎ Community - Optimised Community

 

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#94: Chris Duffin - His Shocking Childhood, Top Life Principles & WR Training Insights

#94: Chris Duffin - His Shocking Childhood, Top Life Principles & WR Training Insights

September 3, 2019

We’re privileged to have the fascinating, incredible and wise Chris Duffin on this Episode. 

Chris Duffin is a multiple world-record holder in the power lifting and strength arena, where he has pulled 1000lbs for multiple reps, squatted 800lbs for 30 day straight and many other feats of awe-inspiring strength.

But that’s the tip of the iceberg with Chris. He’s a world-leading educator and inventor in the the Strength and Rehab space, with 1000’s of educational videos online and one-of-a-kind speciality bars through Kabuki Strength.

Chris is also an author, with his autobiography and self-improvement book The Eagle and The Dragon making waves for it’s insane life stories and inspiring principles for creating a successful life.

 

This conversation was amazing! Tons of wisdom, guidance and principles offered across mindset, life, training and rehab, whilst also digging to Chris’ unbelievably challenged upbringing. Well worth a listen. #Inspiring 

 

Here’s what we discuss: 

A. Chris Duffin - the Incredible Back Story:

1️⃣ Who is Chris Duffin? - Strong AF, Educator, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Author...

2️⃣ Chris' Feats of Strength & Recovery - From 1000lbs Deadlift for 2+ to 665lbs DL for 20, 30 day 800lbs squat challenge and more...

3️⃣ The Eagle and The Dragon - We talk about Chris’ book. Part autobiography, part self-improvement book.

4️⃣ Looking back - a crazy childhood and family setting - From no money, no house, no stability, murders, deaths, danger, human trafficking, mum in prison and depression

5️⃣ Having to grow up quickly - How and why Chris took custody of his three younger sisters, Did he resent the responsibility?

6️⃣ His Parents - lessons of how and how not to live - What does Chris appreciate about his folks unique personalities, and what aspects does he avoid in his life at all cots?

7️⃣ From nothing, to big time Corporate guy - How Chris turned his life around, and did the same for big struggling businesses

 

B. Chris’ Key Life Principles - relevant to us all:

1️⃣ Chasing to add value to the world - How leaving a recognisable positive mark on the world drive Chris more than any selfish need

2️⃣ Accepting and embracing Chaos, Uncertainty and Fear - Chris draws many parallels to strength training, muscle building and life. Not being motivated by comfort.

3️⃣ #Hustelporn - why most people have no business in being entrepreneurs

4️⃣ Chris’ Five Why’s Strategy to Deciding on Big Changes - Chris process he’s used to create new identities and transform his life

5️⃣ Chris Key Advice to Achieving More - this will surprise you. It’s not getting better at to-do lists, multi-tasking, or working 18 hours a day

6️⃣ Chris’s Why behind Kabuki Strength - How his businesses align to his vision, purpose and life balance desires

 

C. Insights into his Lifting Career & Pain Management: 

1️⃣ When Chris REALLY learnt how to Deadlift - an incredible story, with lots of training tip takeaways

2️⃣ Getting into the 1000lbs Deadlift Mindset - what it takes to life really heavy sh1t!

3️⃣ Crazy tales of losing 39lbs in one day! - Behind the scenes look into the process of making weight in performance weight-class sports

4️⃣ A masterclass on Pain - why, what and how to deal with it- Not pushing through pain, using strength training as a corrective. Global impacts. 

5️⃣ How to Avoid and Manage Pain as you get Older - Available content, correcting movement and loading patterns, priorities, not resting. E.g. Golfers elbow

6️⃣ Stronger than ever before, at 42! - What Chris puts his record breaking strength down to as he ages. How is he not declining?

 

Where to find CHRIS DUFFIN & KABUKI:

▪︎ The Book - The Eagle & The Dragon

▪︎ Education Content - Kabuki.education & Youtube

▪︎ Unique Training Equipment - https://store.kabukistrength.net & https://bearfoot.store

▪︎ Supplement Line - Build Fast Formula

▪︎ Social - @mad_scientist_duffin (IG), @kabukistrengthla (IG), @kabuki-virtualcoaching (IG),  Chris Duffin (youtube)

▪︎ Virtual Coaching - Schedule a strategy session

 

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#93: Cholesterol - Should You be Worried? 2019 Masterclass ~Dave Feldman

#93: Cholesterol - Should You be Worried? 2019 Masterclass ~Dave Feldman

August 27, 2019

Today, we’ve got Dave Feldman on to give us a feature-length discussion on all things Cholesterol. 

Dave is a software entrepreneur & engineer, turned world-leading Cholesterol researcher. His computer-science driven research combined with his Lipid Energy Hypothesis is turning the institutional wisdom of causes of heart-related diseases on its head! His website cholesterolcode.com combined with his appearance in FAT: A Documentary are great resources to check out.

 

If you’ve been stressed, or doctors have frightened you about your high LDL Cholesterol, then this conversation will be incredibly useful. 

Especially if you have been following a Low Carb diet of sorts only to find you LDL shoot up to sky high numbers. Should you be worried? How do you interpret you health and metabolic status based on the common blood markers?

It’s 2 hours of absolute gold. Accessible to everyone, whilst geeking out in pockets to help dig deeper for those who are curious. The one podcast to listen to to get a fantastic grounding on the reality of Cholesterol, LDL, and the effects of diet.

 

SOUND QUALITY: Please note for the first 15-20mins only, we battled with an intermittent audio glitch. 

 

Here’s what we discuss:

🔸 From SW Engineer to Cholesterol Obsessed - From Dave’s entrepreneurial software background, tp low carb and high Cholesterol and now leader in Cholesterol research

🔸 The importance of understanding Cholesterol today - The Drugs, money and interventions that could be causing more harm than good...

🔸 It’s not WHAT you die of, but WHEN you die that’s important! - Dave suggests we are looking at things all wrong. 

🔸 The essential roles of Cholesterol - From structural, hormonal, digestion, cognitive and immune

🔸 What happens with Low Cholesterol Diets? - Does it cause a problem? What about on a high cholesterol diet - does cholesterol shoot up?

🔸 All things LDL - The surprising health and immune benefits of LDL, what is it, how does it get created etc. The difference between the lipoproteins. 

🔸 The reason why LDL is vilified - The current science, hypothesis and research to support our LDL worries. Correlation vs causation, plus sonly looking at one factor.

🔸 Dave’s issue with Statin’s, The Statin’s data, and subsequent meta analysis - How the methodologies are cherry picking, and conclusions are weak

🔸 High LDL, Longevity and Cognition - What Dave’s analysis of large data sets have shown

🔸 Dave’s Low Carb Lipid Energy Hypothesis - Energy sources, the raft analogy, use of triglycerides for energy, and the common healthy increase in LDL when low carb

🔸 The Longevity Triad - Dave talks through the observed longevity benefits of High LDL, Low Tri and High HDL.

🔸 More about Triglycerides - Why do fat-adapted low cabers have low Tri’s, and why is high Tri’s a bad thing for metabolic health?

🔸 Lean Mass Hyper Responders - Dave explains that ultra fit lean individuals can have bloodworm that scares 99% of physicians. Should they be worried?

🔸 The Cause of Heart Disease - We talk about the Response To Injury hypothesis, hyperinsulinemia, endothelial damage, constant fed state and immune responses

🔸 Dave’s position on Healthy Diets - What he follows vs what he recommends to his close family, and his open-mindedness to many diet format working

🔸 Dave’s cynicism of the medical and nutritional sciences - plus the backlash he gets with the messaging he puts out.

🔸 Cult Diet Factions vs Centralised Dictatorship - we explore our frustrations with the zealot and cult mature of diets, the confusion and the benefit of the internet and community

🔸 Not worried about peoples Diet Decisions - People will pick the ‘wrong diets’. They will stumble. With increased awareness, they will find the right diet for them. 

 

Where to find DAVE FELDMAN:

▪︎ Twitter - @daveketo

▪︎ Facebook Communities - Cholesterol Code and LMHR

▪︎ Website - https://cholesterolcode.com

▪︎ Documentary - FAT: A Documentary

 

Show References:

▪︎ AdapNation Article on Cholesterol - summarised account of podcast

▪︎ Nina Teicholz

▪︎ Dr Bret Scher

▪︎ Ivor Cummins

▪︎ Gary Taubes

▪︎ Dr Nadir Ali

▪︎ LDL and the Immune System by Siobhan Huggins

 

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#92: Oxalate Poisoning & Dumping - Why YOU Should Care ~Elliot Overton (part 2)

#92: Oxalate Poisoning & Dumping - Why YOU Should Care ~Elliot Overton (part 2)

August 22, 2019

This is another episode where we will challenge your world view of good nutrition. Today, we’re speaking all things OXALATES, with specialist Elliot Overton

This is the second part recording to #91: Oxalate Poisoning & Dumping - Why YOU Should Care ~Elliot Overton (part 1). Click HERE for full show notes and topics we discuss throughout the two-parter.

 

Here’s what we discuss across both Episodes: 

🔸 What is Oxalate Dumping? - What is happening internally, how long will it last, and how to identify?

🔸 Typical collection of symptoms of Oxalate Dumping - What you may feel, randomly and cyclically. 

🔸 Steve’s ongoing experience of Oxalate Dumping - Steve goes through the unexplained, weird and coincidental last two months since dropping Oxalate 

🔸 How to Manage Oxalate Dumping - Nutrition strategies, supplementation strategies, and other approaches that can lessen dumping symptoms

🔸 What is a healthy level of daily Oxalate? - Elliot provides the safe range, with caveats, as well as justifying why everyone should be mindful of Oxalate consumption 

 

Where to find ELLIOT Overton:

▪︎ Youtube Channel - EONutrition

▪︎ Facebook Page - EONutrition

▪︎ Website & contact - www.eonutrition.co.uk

 

Show References:

▪︎ Sally Norton - leading expert and insightful website

▪︎ Lost Seasonality Paper & Overconsumption os Plants - insightful Oxalate paper by Sally Norton

▪︎ http://lowoxalate.info - Susan Owen’s informative Oxalate website

▪︎ Susan Owens - Performed over 2 decades of research to date on Oxalate and effects on autism and other conditions

▪︎ Trying Low Oxalates (TLO) Facebook Community - 22K members. Care and support. Oxalate spreadsheets. Well moderated

 

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#91: Oxalate Poisoning & Dumping - Why YOU Should Care ~Elliot Overton (part 1)

#91: Oxalate Poisoning & Dumping - Why YOU Should Care ~Elliot Overton (part 1)

August 20, 2019

This is another episode where we will challenge your world view of good nutrition. Today, we’re speaking all things OXALATES, with specialist Elliot Overton

Why should you care? Is this quackery BS? I think you should listen in and decide for yourself…

Oxalate is a mild metabolic toxin found in most plants to varying degrees. Unlike other phytonutrients or molecules like gluten and lectins, Oxalates cannot be broken down by the body or detoxified by the liver. It’s eliminated… or accumulated.

Oxalates are found in high volume in many of our so-called superfoods of today - including Spinach, Cocoa, Beetroot, Sweet Potatoes and Almonds. Whilst these foods and many others have a great reputation for their health benefits, it turns out we’ve been omitting one major downside to copious all-year-round consumption of these foods - Oxalates!

 

In this in-depth two parter (Ep. #91 & #92), nutritionist and functional medical practitioner Elliot Overton walks us through all you need to know about this insidious yet anonymous bad actor in ‘healthy diets’. Elliot lays down a lot of science, to help logically justify the reason for concern when it comes to Oxalate Poisoning and Oxalate Dumping.

Elliot provides a potential answer to those who are suffering with a random collections of symptoms that ebb and flow. He provides a new way to look at food, issues with your body and mind, and new things you can try for yourself with diet and health management.

 

 

Here’s what we discuss across both Episodes: 

🔸 Elliot’s journey - from long-term vegetarian and GI issues to ancestral living, nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner

🔸 We’re overdosing on Superfoods & terrible Green Smoothies - many “superfoods” are very high in Oxalate

🔸 Oxalate history and background - 150 year old knowledge. What are oxalates, issues they cause, how the body handles them, and interesting science

🔸 Factors that predispose you to greater Oxalate absorption - Diet choices, microbiota, gut dysbiosis, environmental, genetic 

🔸 Where Oxalate can get lodged - not just kidney stones! List of organs, tissues and biochemical disturbances

🔸 Why Oxalates are a big issue today, compared to the past? - the reasons that have made this an issue the previously we could manage without concern

🔸 Conditions associated with high levels of Oxalate -  Usually, a combinations of these unassociated symptoms that flare.

🔸 Oxalate is not an allergy or sensitivity - The difference between immediate reactions and long-term toxic accumulation

🔸 High Oxalate Foods - a run down of the worst offenders, with approximate values

 

🔸 What is Oxalate Dumping? - What is happening internally, how long will it last, and how to identify?

🔸 Typical collection of symptoms of Oxalate Dumping - What you may feel, randomly and cyclically. 

🔸 Steve’s ongoing experience of Oxalate Dumping - Steve goes through the unexplained, weird and coincidental last two months since dropping Oxalate 

🔸 How to Manage Oxalate Dumping - Nutrition strategies, supplementation strategies, and other approaches that can lessen dumping symptoms

🔸 What is a healthy level of daily Oxalate? - Elliot provides the safe range, with caveats, as well as justifying why everyone should be mindful of Oxalate consumption 

 

Where to find ELLIOT Overton:

▪︎ Youtube Channel - EONutrition

▪︎ Facebook Page - EONutrition

▪︎ Website & contact - www.eonutrition.co.uk

 

Show References:

▪︎ Sally Norton - leading expert and insightful website

▪︎ Lost Seasonality Paper & Overconsumption os Plants - insightful Oxalate paper by Sally Norton

▪︎ http://lowoxalate.info - Susan Owen’s informative Oxalate website

▪︎ Susan Owens - Performed over 2 decades of research to date on Oxalate and effects on autism and other conditions

▪︎ Trying Low Oxalates (TLO) Facebook Community - 22K members. Care and support. Oxalate spreadsheets. Well moderated

 

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Steve’s Body & Mind Progress Journals - Follow Steve’s real-world progress, following all the principles within the Podcasts

AdapNation Butler - An Online Personal Assistant that can inspire easy and tasty Home-cooking

AdapNation Food Diary - 100’s of Tasty Healthy Meal Ideas, that are focussed on helping you thrive

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#90: Freedom from Diets, Intuitive Eating & Feeding Our Kids ~Michelle Katasi

#90: Freedom from Diets, Intuitive Eating & Feeding Our Kids ~Michelle Katasi

August 13, 2019

She’s back! Michelle is back on the mics to represent women and mothers - a skill I’ve yet to master! 

Joking aside, it’s often the case on podcasts like AdapNation that they can become male-dominated in voice, thoughts and in some cases male-centric topics. I like to think what we talk about is accessible to everyone, with little male-bias, but it does absolutely miss the mark with adequately expressing female perspectives.

Today, Michelle joins us to give an update on where things are with her nutritionally and physically. She’s in a really good place right now with food, nutrition, health and appreciation for her body, but that absolutely hasn’t always been the case. 

 

So, we dig into her historical issues, and how she is now being driven by intuitive wellbeing. We also talk about feeding our kids to thrive, and how Michelle has navigated their transition to a way of eating that they love, and as a result are flourishing across all aspects of their development.

 

Here’s what we discuss:

🔸Michelle’s current Way of Eating - What she eats, doesn’t eat, guiding principles, flexibility and listening to her body

🔸The Freedom of Intuitive Eating - Michelle’s journey of mistakes, knowledge and now being guided by intuition. Is she a canary in the coal mine? 

🔸Michelle’s Previous Food & Eating Issues - Good habits gone bad. Unhealthy food relationships. Active punishment. Walking through her nutritional and health timeline.

🔸The Mental & Physical Benefits of Fasting Sporadically - What Michelle gets from intuitive and non-scheduled fasting practices

🔸The Turning Point for Michelle - Coming to terms with lifestyle induced Hypothyroidism and Shingles

🔸From Calorie and Volume Restriction… to Nutrient Density! - What drove the switch to prioritising essential nutrients, and mental challenges along the way

🔸Michelle’s Current Relationship with Weighing Scales, Physique and Calorie Counting - Turning unhealthy practices into valuable tools whilst embracing her natural shape

🔸The Need to Question and not Blindly Follow the Guidelines - In spite of going against many dietary recommendations, she’s healthy, feeling good and with perfect blood work

🔸Feeding Our Kids to Thrive - Michelle’s justifications on their diet, challenging what ‘kids like and should eat’, what they eat, and building in hedonistic flexibility

🔸How we Managed Their Transition to a Whole Foods ‘Clean Diet’ - The process and emotions, the why, the benefits and the decisions we make when eating out at social events

🔸Giving Kids the Choice to make the right choice for Their Bodies - How they are listening to their bodies. Self-regulation and rationing. Being involved in the kitchen. Taking ownership for feeling rough after making the wrong decisions

 

I’ll leave you with the wise words of our youngest. "Let’s ask Tummy want Tummy wants” ~Keira Katasi

 

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#89: MINDSET - Our Top 10 Most Resonating Concepts of 2019!

#89: MINDSET - Our Top 10 Most Resonating Concepts of 2019!

July 30, 2019

The 100 Day #BeYourBest Self-Optimisation Journey is almost done! A true Labour of love, and one I am so excited to share in Autumn 2019!

Well, fresh out of some hyper-focussed writing time, Bryn swung by to get some of these thoughts out of my head, and on to the mics!

Today, we focussed on the Top 10 aspects of mindset that are most resonating with us both currently 2019. The guidance that we need to give to ourselves, or the bigger priority ideas that are now starting to truly crystallise in how we are showing up.

This isn’t a list-sharing run down. Instead, we took the time to really get to the crux of each of these ideas, and why they are so powerful. Weaving in personal anecdotes, or stories of people that you will be familiar with. 

 

You’ve got cerebral and emotional discussion here, as we try and unpack why some of these concepts mean so much to us. We both learnt some new things as the conversation played  out. I hope you do too! 

 

Would love to hear any of your Top Mindset phrases or ideas that are fuelling your 2019. Please share on the AdapNation Facebook page, AdapNation Community or AdapNation Instagram Feed comments.

 

Here’s the Top 10 Mindset Concepts we get into:

1️⃣ Radically Open-Minded & Transparent - Don’t be dogmatically closed minded and contrarian. Don’t just wait for science to catch up

2️⃣ Building Self Confidence through Small Wins - Make the beginning so simple you can’t miss

3️⃣ No Failures, Just Lessons - Embrace the learning! It’s all learning.

4️⃣ Imagine Not Fearing Rejection - Asking for ridiculous things, not caring about the the NO's

5️⃣ Not needing Validation and Judgement from Others - Respect, but don’t prioritise external opinion. Just do you

6️⃣ Fuelled by Passion, BUT Driven by your Sense of Purpose - Don’t risk being blinded by following your passion - pursuing a dead end. What's beyond you? Your Why?

7️⃣ Be So Good, that Passion Develops - Get so good at adding value, that your skill becomes a passion

8️⃣ Your Struggle is Your Privilege - Where your story like a badge of honour. People will envy the value you’ve taken from it. Don’t prioritise an easy life

9️⃣ Taking Extreme Ownership - Take ownership of everything that happens in your life. You can’t control, but you can own. No victim mentality

🔟 Happiness is when Reality = Expectations - Either change your reality, or you change your expectations. Always start with gratefulness.

 

People / Books we mentioned:

▪︎ Ben Francis - CEO of Gymshark

▪︎ Jay Shetty - The Emotional Storyteller of 2019

▪︎ James Smith - No BS Fitness Guy who’s built a following

▪︎ Joe Wicks - The Bodycoach. From empty bootcamps to multimillionaire

▪︎ Jia Jaing - TED talk speaker and author of Rejection Proof

▪︎ David Goggins - From 300lbs to Navy Seal, motivational speaker and best selling author

▪︎ Simon Sinek - Author of books such as Finding Your Why

▪︎ Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Call Newport

 

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#88: Our Food Choices & Climate Change. The Science & Facts ~Frank Mitloehner

#88: Our Food Choices & Climate Change. The Science & Facts ~Frank Mitloehner

July 23, 2019

It’s time for something different today. AdapNation is all about helping you #BeYourBest, and nutrition has a massive impact on thriving or being diseased!

But here’s the thing - nutrition has become so political, and there absolutely is an environmental impact when it comes to modern day food choices. But do we understand the problem correctly? Do we have our facts straight?

The every day person would assume based on media conditioning, that the only solution is globally reducing meat consumption, with the holy grail being a Vegan diet. Is that true? Is there nuance? Let’s find out.

 

Dr. Frank Mitloehner joins us to help unpack the reality of all things livestock, agriculture, and the industries' associated planetary impact. It’s a complex multi-faceted subject, yet easy to follow with Frank at the helm.

Frank’s main objective is to help establish environmentally benign (or even beneficial) livestock systems. He is a world leading Environmental & Air Specialist & Professor at UC Davis - specialising on understanding the environment impacts of livestock operations. He has called out some critical emission & nutrition studies that were significantly flawed in their analysis and conclusions  - including the FAO Livestock's Long Shadows Report & the recent EAT Lancet Report.

 

So, if you want to properly understand the impact your food choices are making to the planet, and ensure you ave the right facts, then this is a fantastic resource. It’s a great episode to share with like-minded friends too, to get more of us on the same page.

 

Here’s what we discuss:

🔸100 year Global & US Meat Production and Consumptions trends - some eye opening stats

🔸The reality of todays conventional farming standards - focussed on beef and dairy industries primarily in the US

🔸Efficiencies are not just good, they are essential - Frank explains why efficiencies need to be embraced, for the planet

🔸The truth about Crop Production and Livestock Emissions - stats, science, %’s and comparisons to other industries. How crop production is in trouble.

🔸Understanding Fossil Fuels & Biogenic Fuels such as Methane - How they differ, half life, warming potential, natures and ruminants role, cyclical and flow nature of biogenics. Global sources of methane.

🔸The need to stabilise short-lived pollutants and decrease long-lived pollutants - Or should we focus on reducing short-lived pollutants and keep increasing long-lived?

🔸The Beef Sector - farming process, feed, lifecycle of emissions

🔸Debunking the fake news, massaged stats and rescinded study summaries - such as the old FAO Long Shadow report. Why it is so hard to correct fake news. Franks biggest concern with fake news.

🔸The reality of Livestock Feed - What is it, how much is human edible, which animals consume them, and other uses of these crops 

🔸Difference between Rumen & Monogastric livestock - and how these differences determine what they must be fed

🔸The Doomed Farming Business, and why should all be worried - The lack of profit, household income and youth. Retiring populations of farmers. The disproportionate production and supply.

🔸The issues with Small organic and Regenerative Farms - unsustainable, costly and insufficient. The need for the big players to adopt similar ethos

🔸Land use of Human-Feed Crops & Livestock - Percentages used. Land suitability. Soil death. Marginal land. Synthetic fertilisers. Diversity issues. The need to restore soil health

🔸The Upcycling role Livestock - Regenerating soil, quality foods and improving environment  with solar power

🔸The role of the Consumer - What to focus on, and what to not when choosing food. The awareness of our strong buying signal. The need to support the farmers directly. The impact of going vegan.

🔸Fake Meat - is it a viable solution? - Is it good for human health? Does it have less environmental footprint than beef production? 

 

Learn More about professor Frank Mitloehner:

▪︎ Twitter - @GHGguru- very active and informative feed. Franks whereabouts explained

▪︎ UC Davis, Dept of Animal Science - where Frank teaches and conducts research

 

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#87: Neurotype Specific Supplementation Strategies ~Christian Thibaudeau

#87: Neurotype Specific Supplementation Strategies ~Christian Thibaudeau

July 18, 2019

The one-and-only Christian Thibaudeau is back for a part 3 on Neurotyping!

This time, we centre the discussion on supplementation strategies that help to either neurologically activate or inhibit or brains and bodies. Said another way, we explore Christian’s favourite supplements that help you get fired up as well as assisting with the critical role of recovery.

It’s always a pleasure to talk with Christian. His weight training and neurochemistry wisdom is off the charts! He is an absolute legend, has a great sense of humour, and his deep experience and knowledge just drops off of him. Every convo with Christian educates to a high level, and this episode is no exception!

 

PLEAE NOTE: Supplementation should be layered on top of doing every thing right with DIET FIRST. An optimised Diet should account for the super majority of your nutritional requirements to live well and perform well. IF you want to be COMPLETELY dialled in in the gym, there are natural performance enhancement strategies that are supported by Supplementation. Lastly, if you have certain genetic DNA polymorphisms (SNPs) or have mal-absorption issues due to gut issues and enzyme production - supplementation can SAVE you from deficiency.

  

Here’s what we discuss:

‘Pre-Class’ Convo:

🔹 An update from last time - including Christian’s holiday and his baby son

🔹 Gym Talk - Christian’s Favourite Training Bars and why, Home Gym setup, value of Unstable/Micro-Isolation Training, and Christian’s 600lbs Squat past

 

Intelligent Supplementation Strategies:

🔸 Inhibitory Supplements - molecules that help shut your brain down and calm your central nervous system

🔸 Excitatory Supplements - the molecules and supplements that increase Dopamine without burning out with stimulants such as caffeine and preworkout

🔸 Isolated supplements vs whole food - Discussing the importance of both, how to create the biggest effect, and what to do if you have a nutritionally dense diet

🔸 Optimising timing for better performance and recovery - Using steve’s diet and supplementing as an example. Pre workout, Post Workout and Evening.

🔸 The significance of sleep on muscle building - Why Christian rates early sleeps as a top priority for all his clients

🔸 Casein before bed? - Christian delivers the reality about this long-standing bodybuilding ritual

🔸 The importance of (low GI) Carbs before bed - the effect a carb meal has on sleep and relaxation

🔸 The value of NO supplement days - Christian explains the anabolic and sensitisation benefits of days of LOW protein and no supplements vs high-supplementation every day

🔸 Periodising Your Supplementation - Priming Days! - Christian reframes and defines a smart strategy of supplementing to maximising gains whilst respecting peoples need for daily habits

🔸 Question your long-term supplementation - The issues with mindless long-term supplementation

🔸 Can you change your Neurotype through supplementation? - Are we able to change ourselves from a Type 3 to a Type 1B?

🔸 Supplementing as a Type 3 doing Keto - The downside of Keto for Type 3’s, and how to manage the downsides to benefit from the Keto benefits

  

Other Supplement Insights:

💊 Timing your Omega 3 supplementation

💊 Why Taurine is in energy drinks

💊 The deal with ZMA's

💊 The role of B6 (P5P)

💊 The dopaminergic effect of Tyrosine

💊 Acetylcholine - the value of isolated supplementation for 1A's

 

NEXT CHRISTIAN PODCAST: Exercise Selection based on your Body Type !

 

Where to Learn More about Christian Thibaudeau and Neurotyping:

▪︎ Christian Thibaudeau AdapNation Episodes - #65: Optimise for your Neurotype (p1)& #75: Neurotyping Nutrition (p2) 

▪︎ NEW Neurotype Courses - 3x Brand new courses, with 12hours of video material!

▪︎ The Neurotype Online Test - 100 questions to learn what your Neurotype is

▪︎ Neurotype Specific Nutrition Diets - with supplement recommendations, food options, timing etc

▪︎ Christian’s Thibarmy Online Coaching and Telephone Consults

▪︎ Thibarmy.com - Where most of the Neurotype articles, video capsules and various services live

▪︎ Christian’s Social platforms - Instagram, Facebook & Twitter

 

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