Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Looking to create your best self? Whether it’s good-for-you lifestyle hacks, smarter ways to supplement, or tasty tips to fuel optimal health, Talk Healthy Today -- brought to you by the folks at Better Nutrition, Amazing Wellness, Clean Eating, and Vegetarian Times -- provides you the latest research, tools, and common sense tips you need to get and stay healthy... starting today!
Chris and Heidi Powell, co-hosting power couple of Extreme Weight Loss, rejoin host Lisa Davis to share their five favorite at-home fitness and diet tips.Busy schedules and hectic lifestyles can prevent you from getting to the gym on a regular basis or preparing healthy, nutritious meals. Chris and Heidi Powell, co-hosting power couple of Extreme Weight Loss, rejoin host Lisa Davis to share their five favorite at-home fitness and diet tips. At-Home Workouts 1) Tabata: 20 second of moving, 10 seconds of rest for a total of four minutes. Mix up with lower-body and upper-body movements, such as squats and tricep dips, or perform a full-body movement like burpees. 2) Circuit: 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, and 10 air squats for the duration of five minutes. Your heart rate will get up, allowing for both strength training and cardiovascular benefits. The Foundation 5 1) Drink at least half of your body weight in ounces every day. 2) Eat breakfast every day. 3) Eat protein at every meal. 4) Reduce your sodium to less than 3,000 mg/day. 5) Reduce your sugar to less than 50 grams/day. Buy on Amazon Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days
Avocados could very well be considered nature's perfect food, given the nutrients, healthy fats, and fiber they contain.Avocados could very well be considered nature's perfect food, given the nutrients, healthy fats, and fiber they contain. Plus, if you've ever had an order of avocado toast or enjoyed authentic Mexican guacamole, you know they're also pretty darn tasty. Michael Farca joins host Lisa Davis to discuss all things avocado. He also shares tips for making the perfect guacamole, as well as some healthy spices to flavor up those summer BBQ foods.
If self-realization seems like something from another world to you, out of your day-to-day reality, The 3T Path, authored by Giridhari Das (or simply "Giri"), just may change your views.If self-realization seems like something from another world to you, out of your day-to-day reality, The 3T Path, authored by Giridhari Das (or simply "Giri"), just may change your views. The book is the result of decades of practice and research and explains how you can overcome your anxiety and frustration, how to find your purpose in life and guide your life day by day, the secrets of how to develop inner peace, how to use knowledge as an instrument of growth and enlightenment, and the process of bhakti, the highest aspect of the path of yoga. Giri joins host Lisa Davis to discuss why spirituality must be totally integrated into your daily activities and how it is nothing more than the perfection of the art of living well here and now. Buy on Amazon The 3T Path: Self-Improvement and Self-Realization in Yoga
Chris and Heidi Powell, hosts of Extreme Weight Loss, discuss how they manage the difficult balance between work and family life.Chris and Heidi Powell have empowered thousands of individuals across the globe, carrying out their vision of transforming lives from the inside out with their series Extreme Weight Loss. But, they also have four children, and just like countless other parents, aim to find nutritional options that kids won't turn their noses up at. In the ABC.com web series, Meet the Powell Pack, each episode follows the Powells as they managed hectic schedules, weeks away from home, and the difficult balance between work and family life. Listen as Chris and Heidi join host Lisa Davis to share tips for creating family-friendly meals that are nutritious and delicious. Buy on Amazon Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days
Learn to embrace your mental wellness and take a new stand for your mental health.Your thoughts, feelings, and actions coupled with your DNA determine your sense of happiness and well-being. Denise McDermott, MD, author of Mental Health and How to Thrive, joins host Lisa Davis to explain how you can learn to embrace your mental wellness and take a new stand for your mental health... feeling empowered and strong no matter what challenge you or your loved ones are faced with right now in your life. Buy on Amazon Mental Health and How to Thrive
Learn how you can simplify carb-cycling and utilize it to lose fat, gain energy, and have better health markers across the board.When you hear the words "carb-cycling" you may think it's only for serious athletes and bodybuilders and far too complicated for the average person wanting to lose weight. Guess again. In his new book, The Sweet Potato Diet, popular fitness guru Michael Morelli removes all of the guesswork and takes away the fear from traditional carb-cycling by simplifying it down into a step-by-step eating schedule where you'll never have to weigh your food, and there's absolutely no calorie counting ever. Not only will following this program have an incredible impact on your fat loss, but you will notice increases in energy, better health markers across the board, and a body you can be confident in again no matter how old or young you are. Listen as Michael joins host Lisa Davis to share insights from the book, including: Methods for carb-cycling, essential nutrition, and an accessible two-phase approach for optimal results. Strategies to track your results and adopt the lifestyle of permanent fat loss. Meal plans, approved foods, and a grocery guide. Easy exercises to structure workouts around your super carb-cycle. Buy on Amazon The Sweet Potato Diet: The Super Carb-Cycling Program to Lose Up to 12 Pounds in 2 Weeks
Imagine feeling like your mind is operating at its clearest and sharpest, and being able -- possibly for the first time in your life -- to do more in less time?Imagine feeling like your mind is operating at its clearest and sharpest, and being able -- possibly for the first time in your life -- to do more in less time? What if it suddenly became easier to do the very hardest things you do? Or, if you could feel 100% confident about your intellect and never again fear being the person in the room who just isn’t smart enough, or can’t remember something important? How would you treat people if the mood swings, short temper, and food cravings that disrupt your day could simply disappear? In his latest book, Head Strong, Dave Asprey shows us that all of this is possible, and more. Using his simple lifestyle modifications (or "hacks") to take advantage of how the structure of your brain works, you can learn how to take your mental performance to the next level. Combining the latest findings in neuroscience and neurobiology with a hacker-inspired "get it done now" perspective, Asprey offers a program structured around key areas of brain performance that will help you: Power the brain with exactly what it needs to perform at its best all day long. Eliminate the sources of "kryptonite," both nutritional and environmental, that make the brain slower. Supercharge the cellular powerhouses of our brains, the mitochondria, to eliminate cravings and turn up mental focus. Reverse inflammation to perform better right now, then stay sharp and energized well into your golden years. Promote neuron growth to enhance processing speed and reinforce new learning, hot-wiring your brain for success. Listen in as Dave joins host Lisa Davis to share more from the book (as well as his previous bestselling book, The Bulletproof Diet) and his thoughts on the ketogenic way of eating. Buy on Amazon Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks
There are so many benefits you can achieve by eating with a holistic mindset, including physical, mental and emotional perks.There are so many benefits you can achieve by eating with a holistic mindset, including physical, mental and emotional perks. But, preparing healthy, whole-food meals can seem overwhelming and challenging, particularly when it seems everyone in your household is going in different directions. Chef Laura Lea Goldberg, creator of the popular "LLBalanced" website, reaffirms that balance is possible: you can find the joy, relaxation, and healing of cooking for yourself, family, and friends during these frenetic times. Her new book, The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook, helps you create a foundation in the pantry and kitchen that will make the prospect of healthy cooking accessible and exciting, not stressful. She provides tips so you won't overthink things but rather focus on consistency instead of perfection. Listen as Laura Lea joins host Lisa Davis to share information from the book, as well as advice for making holistic eating a part of your lifestyle. Buy on Amazon The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook: 120+ Everyday Recipes for the Healthy Home Cook
There are people who inwardly struggle with depression, at times severe depression. But, others would never guess that they were.There are people who inwardly struggle with depression, at times severe depression. But, others would never guess that they were. They can act both intentionally, but also unconsciously, to deny and avoid pain or suffering. And, they do it quite well. In fact, perfectly. But what’s a syndrome? Here’s what the dictionary offers: “Pathology, Psychiatry. a group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder, disease, or the like.” In perfectly hidden depression (PHD), it’s a set of behaviors, thought patterns, and emotions (or lack thereof) that are often found together in someone. If you see one, you may be likely to see the other. Like red hair and freckles. Or salt and pepper. Here are ten characteristics. They’re not all present in every person who might recognize themselves in PHD. But they’re fairly consistent. 1) Perfectionism with a constant, critical inner voice 2) Heightened or excessive sense of responsibility 3) Difficulty with accepting and expressing painful emotions 4) Worry/Need for control over herself and her environment 5) Intense focus on tasks, using accomplishment as a way to feel vulnerable 6) Active concern about the well-being of others, while not allowing anyone into his inner world 7) Discounts or dismisses hurt or abuse from the past or present 8) Accompanying mental health issues, involving control or escape from anxiety 9) A strong belief in counting your blessings as the foundation of well being 10) Intimate relationships may be difficult, but are accompanied by professional success Listen as Margaret Rutherford, PhD, joins host Lisa Davis to discuss PHD. You can also read Dr. Rutherford's complete blog on this topic by clicking HERE. Buy on Amazon Marriage Is Not For Chickens
Revolutionary new science has shown that the state of our gut is central to our weight, health, immune system and mood.Revolutionary new science has shown that the state of our gut is central to our weight, health, immune system and mood. Packed with easy-to-follow advice, the latest science, meal plans and delicious recipes, Jeannette Hyde's book, The Gut Makeover, is a radical new approach to eating and living. Jeannette joins host Lisa Davis to explain how you can control your weight, improve your skin, sleep better, lift your spirits, and strengthen your immune system for good.
Moticise, created by Sonia Satra, unites mind, body and spirit with empowering, cutting-edge fitness and mind-focusing techniques.What if you could fulfill your heart’s deepest dreams, recapture the joy of life? Who would you be if nothing were standing in your way? You can change your life and become all you want to be. Moticise, created by Sonia Satra, unites mind, body and spirit with empowering, cutting-edge fitness and mind-focusing techniques. Science reveals that exercise creates new neural pathways in your brain. Moticise liberates that potential, skillfully guiding you toward the life you desire, one step, one interval, one right hook at a time. It helps train your mind and body all at once, creating a whole new you. Not only that, it’s FUN! Sonia joins host Lisa Davis to share more about this approach.
Are you consistently overweight, no matter what you do? Well, there's a reason for that.Are you consistently overweight, no matter what you do? Have you tried everything? Are you plagued by stubborn fat hanging around your hips, thighs, and belly? Well, there's a reason for that. All those frustratingly pointless diets and exercise regimes have failed to address the root cause of weight gain. According to Dr. Lori Shemek, a successful diet isn't centered on calories or cardio. As Dr. Shemek puts it, "Cutting calories doesn't cut it." Our problems with fat are created because we eat foods that cause the body's natural fat cells to become inflamed. Sadly, the staples of the Standard American Diet -- from pasta and bread to factory-farmed chicken and cattle, from sugar and artificial sweeteners to salad dressing and soft drinks -- irritate our fat cells, causing chronic inflammation and chronically oversized fat cells. This irritation causes the body to store fat permanently, no matter how hard you exercise or how diligently you cut back on calories. In her book, How to Fight FATflammation, Dr. Shemek reveals her revolutionary three-week program that helps reboot your body chemistry by returning your body's fat cells back to their natural, healthy state. Listen as Dr. Shemek joins host Lisa Davis to explain more about this concept, as well as how you can start to eliminate the dreaded FATflammation Four: sugar, refined grains, high-fructose corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners. Buy on Amazon How To Fight FATflammation!
Too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones suffering with mental illness.Too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones suffering with mental illness. In his book No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America, Ron Powers shares fears and myths about mental illness and explains the fractured public policies that have resulted. Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers's beloved son Kevin -- spirited, endearing, and gifted -- who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, who is also schizophrenic. Ron joins host Lisa Davis to provide a thought-provoking look at a dreaded illness that has long been misunderstood. Buy on Amazon No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
Before opting for Botox injections, laser treatments, and harsh chemical peels to address skin issues, try a healthier approach.Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on skin, resulting in acne, eczema, dry patches, rosacea, loss of elasticity, and premature aging. Before opting for Botox injections, laser treatments, and harsh chemical peels, try a healthier approach. Susan Ciminelli's book, The Ciminelli Solution, approaches skin care from the inside out, combining recipes, exercise tips, and treatment suggestions in a seven-day program that brings the mind, body, and soul into balance, resulting in flawless skin. Susan shares how eating certain foods gives skin renewed vitality, beauty, and longevity, and explains what to eat -- and what foods to avoid -- to achieve a healthy, glowing complexion. She also discusses some of her favorite dishes, including her famous Adzuki Bean Soup. Buy on Amazon The Ciminelli Solution: A 7-Day Plan for Radiant Skin
Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine -- often ineffective and sometimes harmful -- exemplifies the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system.Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine -- often ineffective and sometimes harmful -- exemplifies the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system. In her book, Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery, Cathryn Jakobson Ramin (who herself suffered with debilitating back trouble for years) shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options. The book shows, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish. Cathryn joins host Lisa Davis to reveal what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery. Buy on Amazon CROOKED: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery