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Yogahealer Podcast

This podcast for yogis, yoga teachers and wellness professionals provides cutting edge practical living and business wisdom for vibrant health combining ayurvedic philosophy, raw foods, wild edible plants, conscious business practices and practical tools for optimizing your healthcare and business for you and your modern yoga family. Progressive and informed from ancient evolutionary wisdom, Cate Stillman conducts expert in depth interviews with experts in yoga, ayurveda, conscious entrepreneurship, eating raw, living foods and progressive family living. This podcast is packed with Cate's passionate workshops, conversations and uber practical yoga classes that makes an impact on how you feel, what you do, what you think and talk about and ultimately how you show up in the world! Join the Yogahealer community at


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Podcast Intro: We are now experiencing extreme weather events and conditions predicted for 30 years or more. And this is just the beginning. This is the hour when Mother Nature gets rolling.  The important thing for people to realize is that the EPA has many levers under the Toxic Substances Control Act. For example, they can regulate the industry with a fee and dividend so that they charge taxes on the fossil fuel industry. And those taxes are 100% refunded to the public, based on the public's financial needs.  Dr. Lise Van Susteren is an expert on climate change's physical and psychological impacts and was behind implementing the Toxic Substances Control Act. Today, Cate and Lise Van Susteren will talk about the power of the Toxic Substances Control Act and its effect on large industries, how politics is hugely involved in protecting the environment, and the emotional effect on every individual. What you’ll get out of tuning in: How does Toxic Substance Control Act work? How large can the Toxic Substances Control Act affects industries? How the Politics block things, not the public? How do environmental problems affect an individual’s emotional state? Links/CTA: Sign the petition here >>> CPR Initiative All the FAQs about the petition >>> FAQs Read what Wash Post columnist Eugene Robinson wrote Leonardo DiCaprio With Elon Musk Deciding that carbon dioxide is a toxic substance defined by law would only be the first step. The EPA would have to formulate and implement rules that could, for example, impose a fee on carbon emissions and require companies to remove carbon from the atmosphere they have already expelled. But it’s all there in black and white in the Toxic Substances Control Act, which passed and was amended with bipartisan support. Textualists will have to tie themselves in knots to explain why the law’s words don’t mean what they clearly say. Highlights: Cate tells her story when she is at Carleton College in the year 1995. Cate tells her story about when she was in the Massachusetts high schools Cate tells her insights about Elon Musk’s Electric Cars Timestamps: [3:08] Toxic Substance Control Act [8:34] Scale of Industry [14:42] The Political World that blocks things [20:11] Growing Problem in emotional toll on individuals and community [22:46] Organization Cate started in Highschool [30:11]  Can the next administration reverse the Toxic Substances Control Act [31:16] What can people do [33:19] Elon Musk’s Electric Cars Quotes: Frankly, it's not the public so much anymore. It's the political world that is blocking things. And it's just a few people.  You get the people who care the most, are the most sensitive, and they'll become the most depressed and despondent on not wanting to reproduce.  If we want to change society, it's by connecting with the people that were connected to. So that's one of the key elements that people don't always realize.  We have the power to design the future the way we want, the way we know, and we should, ethically.  We're spending about $150 billion a year on cleanup. And suppose you take the national average inflation-adjusted. In that case, that's about three times the amount in the 40 years before the last five years and three times the annual amount we used to need to clean up after extreme weather. Guest Bio: Lise Van Susteren Dr. Lise Van Susteren is a general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, and an expert on the physical and psychological impacts of climate change. In 2011 she co-authored “The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the U.S. – Why the US Mental Health System Is Not Prepared”. Van Susteren is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University and has been a consultant to the Executive Branch of the US government profiling world leaders. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Paris she practiced medicine in West Africa, at community health centers and homeless shelters in metropolitan Washington DC. In addition to community organizing on climate issues, Van Susteren serves on the Boards of Earth Day Network, and Physicians for Social Responsibility and is a co-founder of “Climate Psychiatry Alliance,” and “Climate Psychology Alliance – North America “, professional groups dedicated to promoting awareness and action on climate from a mental health perspective. Van Susteren is the expert witness on the psychological damages to young people from inaction on climate in Juliana v US Government, in Held v Montana and in the European Court of Human Rights.  She is a frequent contributor to television, radio, and print media. In 2006 Dr. Van Susteren sought the Democratic nomination to the US Senate from Maryland. Her book, “Emotional Inflammation – Discover Your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times” was published in April 2020.
35:32 09/01/2022
Blood-Clotting Side-Effects from Covid MRNA Vaccines with Dr. Stephanie Seneff
Podcast Intro: Many individuals compare some of the long-term side effects people are experiencing to long-term COVID after receiving the vaccine. According to estimates, 30% of those who catch COVID develop a long COVID. But it's an unknown factor.  The countries where glyphosate is widely used are those where it accumulates in crops and enters the food chain. Glyphosate exposure, which we frequently experience, interferes with our immune system's ability to combat the virus. Everyone who received the vaccine is suffering from the same impact. If you have a strong immune system, you can handle the vaccine. Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a senior researcher at MIT and has been working on studies with mRNA vaccines. Today, Cate and Dr. Stephanie will talk about COVID, COVID vaccines, how food affects an individual’s immune system, and how glyphosate plays an essential role in agriculture. What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to tell the difference between longtail COVID symptoms and vaccine effects How glyphosate disrupts the innate immune system How spike protein starts damage within our body How vaccines make it worse How glyphosate plays an essential role in agriculture How vaccinated people can still shed virus How vaccinations impact fertility How do someone clear heavy periods and massive blood clots Links/CTA: Listen to other podcast episodes: What is Medicine? Why Americans Pay Too Much for Medical Care Exposed How to Thrive in a Pandemic? Get to know Stephanie Seneff via the links below: International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice, and Research2(1), May 10, 2021 Page | 38Worse Than the Disease? Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of the mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19 Innate immune suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes, and MicroRNAs Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment Paperback – October 25, 2022 Highlights: Cate tells the story about how she goes to the mountain and eats wild plants Cate shares a story about dandelions weren’t picking up toxins from oil. Cate tells about her background in reading Eastern medicine. Timestamps: [2:28] The vaccine adverse event reporting system [4:44] Difference between longtail COVID symptoms and vaccine effects  [7:04] Can it affect menses in terms of blood clotting? [11:18] Is the virus worse than the vaccine? [17:13] Stress accelerates virus evolution [18:27] Natural food [27:39] What is the origin of the virus [30:18] Body Thrive [34:44] Can vaccinated people still shed virus to unvaccinated? [39:26] Pharmaceutical companies  [40:12] Effects of the vaccine on fertility [47:20] How can sulfur be used by people? [51:19] Reason for high obesity in America [54:25] Intermittent fasting and urine therapy [56:02] Freedom of speech as a scientist and funding Quotes: I've long believed that stress is an agent that induces accelerated evolution. It probably does. Through the viruses, once you have and have stress, your immune system is weak, and the viruses come in and take over. The herbs are so important. The American diet kind of ignores those things. It's just potato chips and hamburgers and soy protein bars. Nitrous oxide is 100 times worse than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.  I think you need to have a healthy immune system if you've got a weak innate immunity. Everything's going to happen slower because you depend upon your immune cells to remove the things that are bad, and it's particularly the spike protein itself. Guest Bio: Stephanie Seneff Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and MS, EE, and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. Since 2008, she has authored over three dozen peer-reviewed journal papers related to biochemistry and toxicology and has delivered numerous slide presentations at conferences around the world. She is the author of a glyphosate book titled "Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment," which was released by Chelsea Green publishers on July 1, 2021. This book was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best non-fiction books of 2021.
61:56 08/18/2022
Emotional Inflammation in a Crazy World on a Sacred Planet with Dr. Lise Van Susteren
Podcast Intro: When it comes to climate change, we've all heard about droughts and flooding and the impact on agriculture and infrastructure from extreme weather events such as hurricanes. However, we may not hear as much about climate change's physical and mental health consequences. Natural disasters can negatively impact health and emotional well-being. People who are affected by extreme weather events and slow-moving disasters, such as droughts, face a wide range of challenges in their lives. Mental health repercussions of climate change events include mild stress and anguish, high-risk coping behaviors such as increased alcohol use, and occasionally mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Lise Van Susteren is an expert on climate change's physical and psychological impacts. She earned her Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, and has been researching climate change since 2007. She has written several books on the subject, including The Heat Is On: The Science, Politics, and Solutions to Global Warming (2016) and The Climate Crisis: Dispatches from the Front Lines (2017). In this episode, she shares knowledge on climate change, how it affects the health of many people, and what actions we must take to get better. What you’ll get out of tuning in: Take the online quiz here Links/CTA: Checkout the latest in Yogahealer Other related Yogahealer Podcast episodes: Cate Stillman on Microbiome, Ayurveda, Chronic Inflammation, Dysbiosis, Nitric Oxide, & Terrain Theory Vata, Pitta, Kapha: Inflammation and Disease in Ayurveda What If You're NOT Eating Organic? Highlights:  Cate shares her personality type Cate talks about the global economy and interconnected communities Cate shares about her upcoming book and recognition of living in harmony Timestamps: [1:41] Introduction [3:11] Global Mental Health [10:01] Degeneration Of Human Species [15:16] Economy [21:22] Leadership [24:38] Body Thrive [29:07] Spiritual Health [32:11] Stress [44:35] Reactor Types Quotes: “Our brains have gotten further and further away from the natural systems that define us, and that has caused an enormous amount of anxiety and self-destructive component to that anxiety.” “We are under pressure and will make decisions that may reflect our willingness to trade long-held values for promises of security.” “Perhaps Mother Nature has a much more elegant plan in mind, just to keep us from focusing on a particular theme of population reduction.” “It is our unified voice that changes the market forces that drive social norms and creates and reinforces the momentum that we require.” “I deal with anxiety by closing my eyes to the objections, persisting, and remembering that I will always have a few people on my side.” Guest: Dr. Lise Van Susteren Dr. Lise Van Susteren is a general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, and an expert on the physical and psychological impacts of climate change. In 2011 she co-authored "The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the U.S. - Why the US Mental Health System Is Not Prepared". Van Susteren is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University and has been a consultant to the Executive Branch of the US government profiling world leaders. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Paris she practiced medicine in West Africa, at community health centers and homeless shelters in metropolitan Washington DC. In addition to community organizing on climate issues, Van Susteren serves on the Boards of Earth Day Network, and Physicians for Social Responsibility and is a co-founder of "Climate Psychiatry Alliance," and “Climate Psychology Alliance – North America “, professional groups dedicated to promoting awareness and action on climate from a mental health perspective. Van Susteren is the expert witness on the psychological damages to young people from inaction on climate in Juliana v US Government, in Held v Montana and in the European Court of Human Rights.  She is a frequent contributor on television, radio, and in print media. In 2006 Dr. Van Susteren sought the Democratic nomination to the US Senate from Maryland. Her book, “Emotional Inflammation – Discover Your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times” was published in April 2020.
50:46 08/11/2022
Evolve Men with Angus Nelson
Podcast Intro: Men are expected to be strong and mighty. This causes them to keep everything to themselves, not wanting to appear weak. They often keep their emotions to themselves as they believe that they will be used against them once they show their weakness. This prevents them from being happy as they have to pretend what society has imposed on them and hide their feelings. In recent years, society has developed a variety of demands that require a variety of approaches. To meet these demands, men need to adapt. The process of understanding what needs to be done involves growth and development. Angus Nelson is a coach and the founder of Evolve Men Coaching. He is among the nation's leading performance strategists as he helps ambitious men achieve freedom, happiness, and purpose. In this episode, he shares his experience as a coach and his views and insights on the growth, development, and history of men in this lifetime. What you’ll get out of tuning in: The Necessary Mindsets for Business, Marketing, Sales, or Life Discoveries After Divorce Coaching: What Is It, Why, And How Does It Work? Personal Growth & Development Fatherhood & Family Changing the face of modern manhood Leadership burnout Insights into the mind of a high-achieving man The art of ambition How do men and their ambitions bring negativity? How do we upgrade ourselves for personal growth and development? How do men change throughout the years? How does coaching in men works? What are the views and insights of a man? Links/CTA: See all other related podcasts in Yogahealer How to Build Community with Peter Block Psychedelics, Ayurveda, and Your Next Identity Evolution with Todd Caldecott Yoga for Men with Dean Pohlman Inquiry Practice on Your Beliefs on Healing, Goals, and Your Crossroads based Liminal Thinking Work of Dave Gray Check out related links on Angus Nelson Highlights: Cate shares a story about her trip to Europe in the rooftop bars in Madrid Cate shares about the midlife crises of men and women Cate tells about an article on why Jewish girls succeed Timestamps: [0:48] Introduction [4:44] Men Stereotypes [7:28] Ambition [9:46] Leadership Burnout [12:08] Emotions [19:55] Personal Growth and Development [32:11] Trauma and Healthiness [34:05] Ignorance [38:47] Changes in Modern Manhood [44:39] Coaching in Men [51:44] Insights of a Man [56:56] Fear and Guilt [1:05:16] Final Message Quotes:  “We refuse to share weakness, vulnerability, and transparency because we believe on some level in our business structure that someone is going to weaponize any kind of weakness that we show.”  “It's not that we pursue happiness because that will be fleeting. You're going to be chasing that all the time. It's filling your life with the things that naturally and effervescently give you happiness and joy.”  “Until a man knows who he is, he can never become or be anything outside of that.” “All that identity shifting we did in the beginning now brings about these new opportunities. Because you've upgraded yourself, you want to attract your brain and this equilibrium to attract these higher frequent levels, relationships, experiences, and opportunities.” “Just like everything else, we attract what we are. If we're trying to pursue these great and mighty things, what we find is that those great and mighty things are filled with emptiness. Because we're doing them out of the pursuit of validation.” “Transformation in your life is nothing more than having a context of tools that help you advance your understanding, yielding, and letting go.” “I'm giving myself permission, and that permission is all the power you need.” Guest Bio: Angus Nelson Angus is a man on a mission. He’s a high-performance coach for men, one of America’s top performance strategists, and the Founder of Evolve Men Coaching. He takes years of best practices from advising Fortune 500 leaders to help ambitious men create more freedom, fulfillment, and focused intent to make the impact in the world they were designed for. His past clients include members from Fortune 500 brands to celebrity personalities while speaking at headquarters for America's top brands such as Walmart, Coca-Cola, BMW, Disney, Whole Foods, and Adobe. Angus is married with three children and lives in Lisbon, Portugal, with their two bougie dogs.
68:10 08/04/2022
How to Name Your Super Hero Self - An Hour Workshop with Cate Stillman
Podcast Intro: Everyone has their own identity that is unique to themselves. But sometimes we find it hard to be our own selves, especially when trying to please everyone around us, even ourselves. In this episode, Cate talks about human identity and how changing your habits will affect your lifestyle and how you identify yourself. She also tackles the issues surrounding the topic and intertwines some of her own stories to fit the subject. Stay tuned! What you’ll get out of tuning in: How do you change your habits? What will changing habits do for your lifestyle and identity? How do you know who you’re choosing to be? What does it feel like to not need to be a perfectionist? Links/CTA: Check out other podcast releases from Yogahealer Your MONEY + Your Time: The INTERMITTENT FASTING Habit: Cost/Benefit Analysis Workshop Liminal Thinking with Dave Gray Regenerative Leadership + Regenerating Thinking, Building, Living with Jaime Hogan Positive Thinking Techniques to Achieve Peak Performance Highlights: Cate talks about going to Minneapolis for her college reunion Cate announces her upcoming meetups in Jersey Shore and Minnesota Cate tells a story about going to the International Folk Music Festival in Butte, Montana Timestamps: [3:06] Alicia’s post [10:01] Evolution Exercise [13:37] Skills and your Future Self [23:42] Choosing who you’re going to be [29:56] Satisfaction [35:08] Choosing your response [43:22] Teachings [44:19] Music Festival [50:26] Spiral Evolution and words of wisdom Quotes: “While this might be repetitive to some of you, it'll be brand new to others. The fascinating part of perennial wisdom is that it's always relevant to whatever's going on in your life.” “I'm the kind of person who leans on the support of my people. Happiness is found in the evolving self at ease and the beingness of evolution.” “The more aware you are of the phase you're in, the more strategic you can be. The more strategic you are, the more opportunities you create.” “If you put the hardest thing first, build resilience. Then harder things become much easier things.” “I have a belief that synchronicity matters. I want to be available for synchronicity.”
52:02 07/28/2022
Your MONEY + Your Time: The INTERMITTENT FASTING Habit: Cost/Benefit Analysis Workshop
Podcast Intro: What's with intermittent fasting, and why is this approach getting so much attention? People are engaged with intermittent fasting to lose weight, improve their health and simplify their lifestyles. It can have powerful effects on your body and brain and may even help you live longer. In this episode, Cate Stillman discusses her experiences with Yoga Healing and Intermittent Fasting and the positive effects they have had on her health. Don’t miss out! What you’ll get out of tuning in: How much food do I need to eat? Calculating the result of Intermittent Fasting Food Cost Investing in personal health Consumer culture Result of Intermittent Fasting Links/CTA: Check out the latest in Yogahealer Want to know more about Intermittent Fasting? Listen to our previous episodes: An Evolutionary Perspective on The Intermittent Fasting Revolution: The Brain Science with Mark Mattson FAQ on INTERMITTENT FASTING for WOMEN vs. MEN, FAMILIES, TEENS, KIDS Intermittent Fasting for Your Body Type Intermittent Fasting, Autophagy + Cell Health + Ayurveda Highlights: Cate changed her perspective in life when she started doing intermittent fasting, she challenged herself and set personal goals to achieve greater results. For Cate, thinking time is very important because she has the power to recalibrate her thoughts on how she can make a lot of money. She prioritizes thinking time also; she very much enjoys thinking and strategy.  There are many proven effects of intermittent fasting like increased cognitive function, neuroplasticity, and a lot more. Cate has better relationships when she starts intermittent fasting, and her relationship with everyone will improve with intermittent fasting. She admits that she is a better parent. And she starts there like nothing that's the most important will ever get. Timestamps: [1:00]  Intermittent Fasting  [4:27] How much food do you need to eat? [6:20] Food Cost [10:03] Consumer Culture VS Creator Culture [20:19] Thinking Time [27:11] Proven Effects of Intermittent Fasting [33:43]  What do you need to design your life? [42:38] Value of Cycle Quotes:  "The more I turn up intermittent fasting to deal with the healing crises that it brings on, mostly through a fasting response, hydration response, and healing response to needing to heal, the more I need less outside services for health and outside supplements." "With intermittent fasting, because we're simply consuming less, we start to consume less in all areas of our life. So we start to do less, we start to do better, we start to know why." "When you get on the other side of the intermittent fasting habit. I promise this doesn't occur to you to think about food. Not in that way. You go to the refrigerator; there happens to be food; maybe your future self did some things to help prepare food so that it's really simple to make your glorious meal and nourish your glorious soul." "There are opportunities everywhere you look all the time, all the time, and they keep getting better. You know what to say yes to, and that's what you choose to do with your focus." "The culture is so toxic that you don't design your own lifestyle super intelligently. Like you cannot assume that like the normal around you has the right answers." "Trust increased communication and all that's coming from like, you're more honest in yourself because intermittent fasting is going to take out it's going to refine self at the heart of it."
60:58 07/22/2022
What If You’re NOT Eating Organic?
Podcast Intro: Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the world's most commonly used weed killer. Over 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicide are sprayed on farms and foods yearly. Agrochemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But scientific studies suggest otherwise.  Glyphosate has created a deadly disruption of the gut microbiome. Its effect on protein synthesis and the body’s ability to use and transport sulfur has greatly affected human health for the past decade.  In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Seneff talks about the effects of Glyphosate and how it is destroying our Health and Environment. She also talks about what happens if you don’t eat organic food and its immense effect on the human body. What you’ll get out of tuning in: Sulfate is a vastly overlooked molecule playing many crucial roles in human metabolism. Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) greatly disturbs sulfate homeostasis in the body. Many biologically active molecules containing carbon rings transport sulfate throughout the body. Heparan sulfate is a complex sulfated polysaccharide that populates the extracellular matrix of most cells and is essential for the lysosomes to recycle cellular debris. It also controls neurodevelopment in the brain. Heparan sulfate deficiency in the brain ventricles is a characteristic feature of autism in humans and mice. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter whose deficiency is associated with obesity, depression, and violent behavior. Serotonin is produced in large quantities in the gut and then sulfated before being transported to the brain. Cholesterol sulfate, synthesized in the skin in response to sunlight, is another important source of sulfate for the brain and the body. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase synthesizes nitric oxide and sulfur dioxide, switching between the two based on received signals from the blood. Nitrate and sulfate are the yin and yang controlling blood flow. Why you should eat Organic Foods What is Glyphosate How Chemicals and Pesticides affect the Human Body How the Body Breaks down Glyphosate Why Organic Foods are Essential to the Human Body How Glyphosate is destroying our Health and Environment What happens when you ferment the cruciferous? Links/CTA: Check out the latest events in Yogahealer Other related topics: How Chronic Inflammation Causes Burnout, Depression, and Chronic Disease What is Medicine? Cate reads from WILD HABITS on Chronic Inflammation, the Pharmaceutical Epidemic, and How to Heal Intermittent Fasting for Your Body Type Stephanie Seneff's Links Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate is Destroying Our Health and the Environment Cholesterol Sulfate Deficiency and Coronary Heart Disease Sulfate: A Common Nutrient Deficiency You’re Probably Ignoring Linkedin Profile  Highlights: Cate says that one of the things she sees with not having natural childbirth much in this country in the last 100 years is they take that power away from a woman to have a conscious birth, and then now she's going to be less protective of her yard. She will be less protective of the food she's putting in their body. And it's all these breakdowns that happened in human consciousness.  Cate shares the article in The New York Times that their idea to help farmers is number one.   Cate says that the number one thing people think people can do is get involved with local farmers, promote organic, pay more, eat less, and eat healthily. Timestamps: [01:53] The Pollution caused by Profit-Producing Chemicals [07:41] What is Glyphosate? [09:20] The Monsanto Tests  [12:59] The Predator Journal  [15:14] The Rising Autism Rates and Comorbidities [20:27] The Harm to Natural Life caused by Glyphosate [27:43] Fiber that Breaks down Glyphosate [30:17] Stephanie’s Interest in Natural Birth  [33:10] The Result of Fermenting Cruciferous  [34:09] Countries that banned the use of Glyphosate [36:10] The Effects of Genetically Modified Seeds on the Earth  [38:24] The Chronic Inflammation Epidemic  [40:03] How much Genetically Engineered Produce is in the Market? [46:39] The Resurgence of Nitrogen-Fixing Agents Quotes: “People are smart. The problem is they don't understand the need for avoiding the toxic chemicals in everything that they do. We have to always think about safety first because there are so many chemicals we're putting out into the environment with inadequate study. We don't realize how toxic these things can be.” “Fermentation is complicated because it can actually introduce new metabolites that could be toxic. But it also takes away metabolites that are toxic. Things are not toxic if your livers are working. Enzymes in the liver are crucial for metabolizing many of these complex molecules that are made by these microbes, and so it becomes liver toxic if the liver can't use those enzymes to break it down.” “As you're not being poisoned, your body can handle things like sunlight very well and use it to its advantage to using it as a source of energy. But the things that you need to do that get messed up by the poisons, then it becomes toxic.” “Go buy organic and explain to your neighbors and relatives why they should also go buy organic and get them to do it.” Guest:  Stephanie Seneff Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and MS, EE, and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. Since 2008, she has authored over three dozen peer-reviewed journal papers related to biochemistry and toxicology and has delivered numerous slide presentations at conferences around the world. She is the author of a book on glyphosate, titled "Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment," which was released by Chelsea Green publishers on July 1, 2021. This book was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best non-fiction books of 2021.
56:14 07/14/2022
Addiction Recovery with Durga Leela
Podcast Intro: Durga Leela (a spiritual name) is a person in long-term recovery, a certified Ayurveda Practitioner, yoga teacher, and yoga therapist (IAYT certified) from the UK and now based in the US. She has shared Yoga as a Recovery Pathway in several Recovery Conferences over the last 20 years. She has also served as the Director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Sivananda Ashram in California since 2003 and is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). In this episode, she shares her journey of healing and recovery from addiction. She also talks about the issues of Health Care regarding addiction, how she used Yoga to heal from alcoholism, and the emotional and mental health issues surrounding addiction. Personal story being a child of an alcoholic,  becoming alcoholic myself in my teens,  finding yoga in my mid-20s,  a few suicide attempts,  and losing my mother to alcoholism when I was 32 years old.  Shortly after, I was fired from a job I was headhunted into. Then I “did a geographic”— moving from London to Lake Tahoe to take a year off and sort myself out. But “wherever you go, there you are,” and after nine months in the United States, my new life was in shambles. I once again felt desperate, but this time I took myself to a meeting of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)  18 months sober, allopathic medical professionals offered me antidepressants for their diagnosis of clinical depression Book Yoga of Recovery, Integrating Yoga and Ayurveda with Modern Recovery Tools for Addiction - YoR works with people who have a sex addiction, eating disorders, codependents with no substance abuse, and others where substance abuse is present but it is not the primary presenting issue. I work with people 16–84 years old; those who are members of 12-step programs and those who are not. We offer help to those who want to come off the pharmaceuticals they have been prescribed but find they are now dependent on them. What you’ll get out of tuning in: We talk about the roots of the addictive behaviors: the main causative factor is the ego, the idea of having disconnection from spirit, disconnection from life. How Ayurveda is a foundational behavioral health care system that can help people thrive in long-term (emotional) sobriety spread addiction - it's not just about alcohol and drugs! addiction is treated by the acute care model but needs a continuum of care from recovery-oriented systems of care - a chronic care model - and overall CARE rather than CURE which tends to be mainly at the level of pharmaceuticals and surgery - but this does not work so well for problems of addiction article: Ayurveda Journal of Health  I truly believe Ayurveda is the best system of behavioral health care for all modern chronic diseases. sobriety, service, and fellowship (the three pillars of 12-step principles) Addiction is a bio-pscyhosocial-emotional-cultural-economic-political, etc. “character defects” that underlie all addictions—the one that is most ubiquitous being our tendency toward codependency—our ability to see in the other what is wrong but not be able to see or deal with it in ourselves “Svastha”— and addiction UT and “Svastha” This was very interesting to me as it fits with what I’d been told in AA—that addiction was a “spiritual malady” and I was “spiritually sick.” Ayurveda describes all diseases as “forgetting our true nature is spirit.”  Dr. Harikrishnan, Medical Director of Vaidyagram Ayurvedic Clinic in Coimbatore, India, states, "Addiction arises when we lose the purpose of our life. Vedic literature tells us we only get a human birth after several thousand other lives. The purpose of human life is to evolve, to go to a further level. When you have a bigger purpose, this guides you better in how to live each day. PK and recovery to reset cellularly. Dr. Harikrishnan, “We recommend cleansing the body through PanchaKarma-this eliminates the toxins and allows you a break from the circumstances-time away to cleanse and calm down, introduce new practices, change your lifestyle, and feel the effects of the new habits. It takes three months for food to go to the seventh tissue; within three months, our body is completely changed. Hence it is ideal for spending a minimum of six weeks to three months in a staged recovery process.” YoR offers Ayurvedic Pancha karma retreats in India.  Out-of-pocket spending vs. what is covered by gov’t or insurance. The first stage is the deep cleanse; the second stage is learning both the principles and tools of Yoga and Ayurveda to help us make better decisions, and the third stage gives time to offer service to the others-the best way to get out of self. This increases confidence and self-esteem and allows us to share the gifts of our recovery with others. We then go back to live our lives knowing that we have a purpose, feeling calmer and stronger, knowing our capacity, pacifying Vata by eating properly and applying oil daily. (From the Book - online course - YoR Between the mat and the meeting - Ayurveda for our addictiveness; Understanding of our suffering determines the nature of our recovery) Links/CTA: Blogs by Cate Stillman: Sthira, Abhyasa + Body Thrive Diving Deeper Into Constitutions Body Thrive – Why It Works Podcasts  My Path towards A Life Of Thrive with Cece LaCena Take a Moment of Mindfulness and Breathe with Jill Novak Yoga of Recovery IG: @yogaofrecovery Yoga of Recovery YouTube Highlights: Cate shares her experiences living in a Ski Town Cate talks about the Body Thrive  Cate shares how she became intrigued with the Depp-Heard Case  Cate talks about Addiction as a Spiritual Malady  Cate talks about self-investment in addiction recovery Timestamps: [02:27] Durga’s Healing Journey [08:29] Support from the Community  [13:23] Getting Introduced to Dharma  [16:52] Working with Addiction and the Importance of Behavioral Self-Care  [27:38] Emotional Inflammation  [34:18] The Biological Reality of Addiction  [41:08] The Negative Effects of Sugar [46:54] Becoming Whole  [48:52] Healing the Habits Quotes: “You know you're in recovery when you start wishing for a better past. You start to want to empower yourself, and that is to get up early in the morning and do these daily routines.” “Constantly needing to have medicine and nourishment with you psychologically reprograms your experience of needing something else to be whole,” “You can't really have someone just come off of heavy substances. There is a timeline of detox to treatment and recovery.” “We will attract to ourselves the people, circumstances, and events that give us opportunities to work through some of the life lessons that we're here for in this life when we thirst for truth.” Guest BIO: Durga Leela Durga Leela (a spiritual name) is a person in long-term recovery, a certified Ayurveda Practitioner, yoga teacher, and yoga therapist (IAYT certified) from the UK and now based in the US.  She has shared Yoga as a Recovery Pathway in several Recovery Conferences over the last 20 years.  She has also served as the Director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Sivananda Ashram in California since 2003 and is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
59:03 07/07/2022
Healing with Cannabis: How to Heal Stage 4 Cancer, Crohn's Disease, or get off Pain Killers
Podcast Intro: When people get diagnosed with something either chronic or terminal, they suddenly are at the mercy of their doctors. Because of the overwhelming, people don’t always feel competent to stand in their own truth or even ask the right questions.  Many people try to fight diseases with therapy. Unfortunately for others, healing from chronic diseases isn’t for them. With the usage of Cannabis and other THC products, people have had the chance to heal and even have much better health in life.  In this episode, Joanna Matson-Tandberg will share her experiences with cannabis and how it is transforming the medicine industry. Stay tuned! What you’ll get out of tuning in: How can cannabis aid in the healing of a disease? Can you treat cancer with gummies or other stuff that is sugar-based? What is sublingual? Links/CTA: Yogahealer ongoing FREE Workshops Highlights: We have a global mental health crisis magnified by and contributes to chronic sleep problems and digestive issues. People need and want to feel empowered and more in control; to be able to do more on their own to improve their health and wellbeing. For people to gain freedom and independence in their lives, and to take back control of their bodies and mind, they need hope, wisdom, and change. We need integrated approaches to self-care, self-love, and daily living routines and habits. People are hungry to learn and access the tools necessary to find contentment in life and freedom to handle daily stress and still stay balanced, grounded, and connected. Magazine Interview Hemp 101- The Basics by Veronica Castillo The French Toast: “The Connection Between Ayurveda, Cannabis, And Psychedelics” by Becky Garrison Radio Interview about Ayurveda on the NOWe show in Canada Cate highlighted that cardiovascular disease is a disease of chronic inflammation. Cate shares her thoughts that there’s so much variability in guiding members in a course in terms of the medicine and the dose.  Cate tells a moment when she’s going against the culture. Timestamps: [01:28] The Guest’s Background [04:57] Using THC Oil to treat Cancer  [10:17] Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases [13:50] Cancer Death Rates  [15:50} The Variability of Ayurvedic Medicine  [18:24] Consuming Cannabis Edibles [20:20] The Ideal Therapeutic Way to Receive Cannabis [22:28] Where people get their own THC Products [26:13] Going Against Culture  [31:13] Venturing into Cannabis Treatments [40:36] Getting Control  [41:27] The Plant Medicine and Pill Culture [46:57] The Citizen Data  [52:51] Plant-Based Products Quotes: “Eat the cannabis in an edible form. You're going to feel the effects about eight times more than if you're doing a sublingual or a suppository because the way cannabis is metabolized through the liver gives you eight times the increase of sensation.” “It's easy to feel crazy when you're counterculture, but it makes so much sense in your own body and intuition. You feel that you are violating yourself when you venture into something not accepted by a common culture.” Eventually, you start to get your freedom back. You create your power source inside yourself. There is intelligence so much greater than we understand and so much greater than we have. Even though these plants have incredible healing powers, they also have poison powers because too much of anything is bad.” Guest Bio: Joanna Matson-Tandberg ZV Botanicals Founder & CEO, Joanna (Jo) Matson-Tandberg Joanna is the founder and CEO of ZV Botanicals, a lifestyle and wellness brand offering hand-made CBD-infused Ayurvedic formulas, like tinctures, bitters, body oils, and salves. These small-batch, organic, and 3rd party tested therapeutic formulations are sold directly to the consumer with special attention to educational and inspirational content about healing through Ayurveda and stimulation of the Endocannabinoid system. Joanna strives to embrace Ayurvedic, Yoga, and cannabis as true healing medicines in all aspects of her life. She learned of the science behind the plants as a form of healing from a debilitating life with Crohn’s, Thyroid disease, and severe degenerative arthritis of her spine. Her passion for healing naturally extended to her creating a healing protocol for her father, who in, 2015 was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic melanoma to his lungs, stomach, lymph, and adrenal glands. He overcame this devastating diagnosis by following an Ayurvedic and cannabis oil regime and recently received his “no metastatic masses” radiology report from his oncologist at Emory Medical. Joanna is a NAMA-recognized Ayurveda Wellness Counselor from the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and is a certified Cannabis Clinician through The Medical Cannabis Institute and Dr. Sulak’s Healer programs. Memberships include the American Herbalists Guild, GreenMed Research, Yoga Alliance, Project CBD, and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. She is also a faculty member for the Holistic Cannabis Academy and NAMA Pace Provider. Joanna lives in the Pacific NW with her artist and physicist partner Erik Tandberg. Along with running ZV Botanicals, she teaches Ayurvedic wellness classes and retreats, offers cannabis and ayurvedic counseling, and creates powerful herbal remedies. She strives to balance her life through yoga and mindfulness practices to better fulfill her life’s work of sharing her own experience of healing and helping others.
55:33 06/30/2022
Bone Health, Ayurveda, Osteoporosis and Making Decisions from Your Intuition
Podcast Intro: What does it mean to put your wisdom into action? What does that mean exactly, and what does it have to do with time? What does this have to do with growing up or getting older? Our bodies should get smarter over time. For wisdom to be embodied, you have to live it, which means you have to do the things you know. In many ways, we're stuck in allopathic ways of thinking and beliefs. We live in a culture where allopathy is the norm. It's hard to see things from someone else's point of view unless we've somehow risen above our own culture and understood other cultures on a cultural level. Only then do we have the freedom to choose. What you’ll get out of tuning in: Can you trust yourself? What’s a woman’s I Ching? How can you give yourself your own parameters? What’s your keystone habit? What happens when you tell people what you're excited about? What do you believe about health? Links/CTA: Check out FREE Workshops at Highlights: Cate recommends the book “A Woman’s I Ching” by Diane Stein. Cate likes Diane’s language about when you don't know these uncertain times. Cate shares her experience with Indy when they’re on the beach to work out.  Cate reminds everyone to expand their awareness of physiology to understand what other cultures believe about how the body works. Timestamps: [01:33] Laser Coaching [06:58] Articulate your own beliefs?  [11:01] A new power to trust yourself [11:48] Big factor that comes up often with decision-making [14:22] Limiting Speech [21:52] Live the wisdom that you know [22:31] The Vedic Tradition [25:56] Mentally and Physically go inward [28:50] Habits that slow you down [30:26] The nervous system is in the bone marrow [33:14] Beliefs about healing traditions [34:41] Hardest things about belief Quotes: “If someone's always been rebelling against our culture, it really changes things rather than if someone's felt like overwhelmed by culture in the past, and that culture steered their decision making and that's ended up in a place that has been lackluster on the personal empowerment front, left something to be desired.”  “The idea of saying I will not be discussing this, thinking about this. Because my tendency throughout my life has been to be quiet. Just sit there and be stubborn not to do what people want me to do. But just think about the fact that I'm doing that too much, not just settle with it. Think about it too much. Think about it, okay, I'm stubborn, I'm not doing this thing because the only way I can have control over anything in my life is by not doing the thing.”   “From the Vedic tradition, they were very clear about these teachings. If your mind is spinning, you are burning the depth of integrity of your immune system. You're either dispersing it or you're burning it. And so what does this mean? This is so fascinating how resting with ease and full awareness is the practice. It's a choice. It's a habit.” “Where the senses go, the mind goes. We have to choose, we have to be careful about how we do our sense of organ self-care, and we have to be careful about taking the time that has nothing going on. So that the mind can unwind a bit.”   “You take something if you pull a card like that in the I Ching. And now as a time of waiting, that's how you are able to take action still. So it's not procrastination. It's a conscious engagement with tabling something and building deeper energy in the process.”
42:23 06/23/2022
Intermittent Fasting for Your Body Type
Podcast Intro: There's too much stuff in our emotional body that we're not processing. We're just covering up small bits and pieces of food as we go. Emotional inflammation, in addition to physical inflammation, has an impact on our physiology. The negative pressures we face lead to an unhealthy lifestyle that has long-term consequences. In this episode, Cate Stillman talks about the most prominent negative stressors we have and the root of chronic inflammation. She shares how negative stressors affect emotional and physical health and how we can better care for our physiology. Tune in to learn more! What you’ll get out of tuning in: What intermittent fasting does? How to Start Intermittent Fasting How to Lose Belly Fat and Tone the Muscles What is happening with fat cells?  How to have a Healthier Physiology  How to Remove Negative Stressors  How to Develop a Fasting Habit What pattern most people are in and why does it lead to disease? Why do people that have chronic inflammation have a hard time being adaptable to new bacteria and new viruses? Links/CTA: Highlights: Cate talks about the importance of understanding Autophagy  Cate shares the two sides of the Human Organs Cate discusses the Modern Culture of Overeating  Cate talks about the evolution of Chronic Inflammation Timestamps: [03:00] Eating Rhythm  [05:58] Number one habit that creates Chronic Inflammation [07:00] How Negative Stressors Disorganize our Physiology  [09:14] How Humans mate based on Physiology  [11:37] Positive Stressors [13:29] How much should we do Intermittent Fasting?  [15:14] Cate’s Intermittent Fasting Challenge [16:49] Negative Stressor [18:46] Inflammation leads to disease [21:46] Chronic Allostasis [24:25] What the Immune System is Designed to do  [27:02] What Happens When We Start to Fast? [29:13] What happens if you don’t have Autophagy? Quotes: “The number one habit that's creating chronic inflammation is eating too frequently. It's a modern culture where we snack late and sit on our asses way too much. We prefer convenience over real food, we make decisions to make us feel good in the short term. They don't make you feel relaxed and aware and like you have all the time and all the money that you need. We end up worrying too much and sacrificing sleep. Those are all a result of decreased neuroplasticity from eating too frequently.” “As you become more integrated with your physiology through the fasting habit, you actually can activate the deeper muscles of your soul and your abdominal transverse. That also gives you tone in your lower belly, which gives you tone and your lower back. It gives you tone in the side abdominals. What that does is actually accentuates your waist-to-hip ratio. You're also supported in your lower chakras.” “The more you actually understand your physiology, the more you can get yourself to skip a meal.” “We have been evolving with bacteria and viruses. Viruses are a much bigger subset of genetic diversity than bacteria. You have your human DNA cells, you have your microbiome cells, and then you have your virus, which is huge and expansive. Our physiology is meant to constantly adapt to what's coming in. We don't get to adapt if we don't have lysosomal action. If that's all going to digest food, you are depleting your adaptability. That will accelerate your aging and it leaves you very vulnerable to new viruses and bacteria entering the evolutionary cycle alongside mammals. It's nothing to be afraid of, but you should know how it works.”
35:07 06/16/2022
Inquiry Practice on Your Beliefs on Healing, Goals, and Your Crossroads based Liminal Thinking Work of Dave Gray
Podcast Intro: What are your beliefs around health, healing, and disease? You might have experiences that you have individually experienced, and there are also universal energy experiences or unity consciousness experiences that are also part of your experience box. But you can't know everything on some level. In this world, there is a lot to learn. Do a bit of exploration. When you hear someone else tell you about their experience, it becomes part of your own. You can have direct perception experiences and experiences in different levels of consciousness that aren't always conscious states. What you’ll get out of tuning in: What is your workshop on looking at beliefs? What are some ways to question our beliefs? What are your beliefs? What is obvious to you? What is the emotional resonance you have with this specific word over that word? What is the opportunity at the crossroads of your life right now?  Is inquiry practice a healing process in itself? Links/CTA: Liminal Thinking by Dave Gray Check out Yogahealer's latest events & workshops! Highlights: Cate shares one of her favorite images which is Dave Gray Cate tells a story when her daughter keeps asking questions that are so beyond her experience. Cate mentioned being aware of the visceral experience Timestamps: [0:59] The empathy map by Dave Gray [5:19] Beyond the threshold  [8:57] Experience the experience in your body [11:31] Inquiry practice [15:01] Emotional resonance with certain words [16:14] What're the crossroads right now? Quotes: “We have these strong theories, judgments, beliefs, and things that we think are super obvious. But it's resting on a small chunk of possible experience. What brings us beyond the threshold, beyond our condition thinking into liminal thinking is actually in part when we question our beliefs.”  “Your beliefs are what is obvious to you.” “It's okay to allow for contradictions. As you investigate your beliefs about the mind, return to what experiences have led you to those beliefs.” “It doesn't have to be obvious to anyone but you because you're just relying on your experience of what's obvious.”
19:34 06/09/2022
Weight Creep
Podcast Intro:  A lot of people experience Weight Creep, a phase where we suddenly gain weight, and they find it hard to reverse the effects. Some just accept while others are determined to fight the weight gain. It’s easy to think that Intermittent fasting, working out, and proper dieting is the solution to weight creep. But what if there is an underlying layer to the issue of gaining weight?  In this episode, Cate will talk about Weight Creep, what is going on with the body when gaining weight, and why it is a big deal. What you’ll get out of tuning in:  How to fight weight gain How to fight hunger while fasting How to prevent dysmetabolism How long you should do intermittent fasting How to find the root of why you are gaining weight Links/CTA: If you want to start intermittent fasting, go to Highlights: Cate says that weight creep is chronic inflammation. The body is in a constant state of high alert and is releasing inflammatory chemicals. It heavily affects the fat cells, blood cells, and the body's many different systems and can be a cause or consequence of multiple diseases. Cate shares that she has been in health and wellness since she was 16. She shares that she had a weight creep at the time when she first got into health and wellness, trying to find the cause of her migraines and allergies. She would read books about health and wellness trying to find answers.  Cate shares that she had been pushing her body where she would only snack on dark chocolate. She didn't know that she was already fasting until she got into the world of intermittent fasting. She says that there was a part of her that was thinking too much about food. Timestamps: [00:39] What happens when we gain weight? [04:45] The Bigger issue behind Weight Gain [05:34] The Weight Creep [09:04] Creating Breakthroughs [12:18] Autophagy: The Process of Breaking down Cells [15:12] Apoptosis: The Process of Programmed Cell Death [17:38] How Cells Break down [19:34] Anthropogenic: The Inducers [24:08] Dysmetabolism and Resistance to Hunger Satiation [26:13] How Hydration Affects Hunger [29:01] Working through the Initial Challenge of Fighting through Hunger [35:36] The Body Gold Sessions [37:01] How the Body Thrive Habits Help with Autoimmune Diseases [38:18] The Deeper Issues Underneath Weight Gain [40:55] How being in a Community makes things Easier [44:20] Five-Day Fast Mimicking Diet Quotes: “Weight is a side effect of so much else going wrong. If we look at the habits, it's like inflation where there's a problem. Solving the problem would require work. But you don't want to do the work and so, you just print money. The same thing is happening with negative stressors where our weight is creeping.” “When you do the hard work, even if it's simply hard work, everything gets better. Everything gets better, even with the problems underneath the weight. We want to look at the problems underneath the weight.”  “Think of yourself so much more as a closed system than an open system. We are so incredibly durable as mammals, which can be seen with our pets. We are built for survival. We are not built in a delicate way like our entire ancestral past.”  “It's not about forcing the body to fast longer. It's about finding deep satiation in life. How long it takes is going to depend on how you deeply want to get under the layers of why you are overeating, why you are putting on too much, and why you are not letting your fat cells circulate.”
47:40 06/02/2022
Podcast Intro: A well-functioning immune system protects the body against sickness and infection.  When the immune system fails, it destroys healthy cells, tissues, and organs by mistake. These attacks, known as autoimmune diseases, can damage any region of the body, compromising bodily function and potentially posing a life-threatening hazard.  You can imagine that if your cells are attacking each other, there isn't much balance or harmony in the body, which isn't a good foundation for good health. It requires balance and harmony to function properly. So, how do we give our bodies the balance they require? Tune in as Cate talks about the correlation of autoimmune with habits, and what can you do to target the root cause of this dreaded illness. What you’ll get out of tuning in: What are the early symptoms of Chronic Diseases Difference between allostasis and homeostasis in autoimmune Two digestive operating systems on a cellular level Links/CTA: Highlights: Cate talks about the ancestor’s knowledge that everyone has different body types Cate talks about the dangers of negative bias Cate talks about the inflammation-causing confusion in physiology Timestamps: [05:26] - The Modern Healthcare System  [07:41] - Symptoms of Autoimmune Fatigue [14:47] - Different Body Types [19:01] - Counter Negative Bias with Positive Bias [26:21] - Circadian Rhythm Habits [28:11] - Rewards of the Healing Journey [32:43] - How Diet Affects your Body [39:08] - Fasting vs. Over-eating Quotes: "I also want people with the symptoms of autoimmune where their symptoms without a diagnosis to be able to potentially prevent going down the path of having a scary diagnosis." "The endocrine system is the big communicator of the body. If we understand that the fatty tissue of the body is an endocrine system right then we have to understand that like okay, the stakes are high if we're carrying too much weight." "In terms of personality, people with more Vata, or wind in their type, the lighter type, so they'll naturally be excited, they'll naturally be fun to be around, light-hearted, quick to remember, quick to forget, and quick to forgive."   "It's easy for anybody to feel overwhelmed, and what we need to correlate is that overwhelm is an emotion of inflammation. If we entertain that emotion, meaning we don't do something to change our emotional state, what can happen that can turn the tide of a symptom of autoimmune into a disease of autoimmune." "One of the scariest things about negative bias is it decreases your neuroplasticity. It makes you less able to learn something new. Negative bias to become less capable of diet and lifestyle changes." Guest BIO: Cate Stillman Cate Stillman started She educates wellness professionals on how to have a more significant impact and earn more money while also living their best lives, and she gives thrive-seekers the tools they need to do just that. Founded in 2001, Cate's website has helped thousands of people achieve their health, family, and community goals. Her Ayurveda courses, Body Thrive and Living Ayurveda have a profound effect on the lives of individuals who participate. Paddling and surfing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer are two activities she enjoys the most.
42:07 05/26/2022
Podcast Intro: The problem with the Western Medical model is when you have asthma, it's super scary because you can't breathe. We never actually get to the root of the problem of what is causing asthma. All we know is that it is a chronic inflammatory disease.  In this episode, we will be talking about asthma. We will be exploring the views of modern culture on asthma and the root of the disease. Cate will also share breathing exercises that will help expand your airways. Stay tuned. What you’ll get out of tuning in: What do you need to understand about asthma? What’s the problem with the Western medical model right now? How can intermittent fasting help someone with inflammation? What is the frequency of shifting parasympathetic? Why is breathing through your nostrils important? Links/CTA: Highlights: Cate talks about the growing issue of chronic inflammatory diseases Cate shares breathing exercises Cate tells a story about chronic inflammation during the 1900s Timestamps: [03:01] Understanding Asthma [07:55] Exercising the Lungs [13:26] The Microbiome in the Lungs [18:33] Three-Part Inhale [23:15] Why physiology becomes hyper-responsive [25:17] The Death Rate of Chronic Inflammation [29:17] Chronic Psychological Shift Quotes: [01:12] “In modern culture, we get a scary diagnosis like asthma and then we get medication for that, which is chemical medication. In general, it's created by chemistry in the lab. And the issue is that if we don't understand the underlying cause. We never get to the root of the problem of what is causing allergies, asthma, or autoimmune conditions. If we don't get to the root of the issue, then what happens is that issues stack on top of each other.”  [07:23] “Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease. Trying to rewrite our program thinking asthma is something separate from chronic inflammation will remodel the pathways. It is important to understand that asthmatic airway are also characterized by remodeling a term used to define complex morphologic changes involving all the structures of the bronchial wall.” [14:13] “Bacteria, viruses, archaea, and fungi are there for the functionality of your lung tissue. They're not human DNA cells. They're bacterial and viral cells. When the microbiome of your lungs is happy and healthy, you're not inflamed. They actually eat the inflammation the microbes actually eat the viruses actually eat the inflammation.” [17:32] “When we do the easy things that make life harder in the long run that increases chronic inflammation.”
34:16 05/19/2022
Podcast Intro: Many households struggle with allergies. Others seem to have no problem being in the outside world where there is a risk of having allergic reactions. But why is it that other people have allergies while others don’t?  With life-changing innovations in the medical industry, almost every allergy can be treated right away. But there are also side effects. In today’s episode, Cate is going to share how to get rid of allergies fast. What you’ll get out of tuning in: What is the root cause of allergies? How can you get rid of your allergies fast? Why do you need to be concerned about chronic diseases? What’s the importance of knowing the nature of your microbiome health? What are the important lifestyle changes needed to be made by the whole family? How do different medical traditions look at allergies? Links/CTA: Highlights: Cate shared her experience of having allergies when she was seven years old Cate tells about her son who also had allergies when he is four years old  Cate says that Ayurveda will help you to know how the root cause of your allergies may be quite different than the root cause of someone else's allergies. Cate shares her thoughts on immunotherapy and allergy shots Timestamps: [01:55] The Issue with Allergies [08:32] How the Sinuses help fight Allergies [12:35] How to Decrease Chronic Inflammation [14:47] The Reason we are Reactant to Allergens [18:26] Allergies in Different Households [19:17] Finding the Root of Allergies [25:32] How Different Medicines React to Allergies [28:41] Cate’s Thoughts on Medicine that Reduces Histamine Surge in Allergies [33:41] Food Allergies [35:27] Immunotherapy and Allergy Shots [39:57] The Causes of Side Effects from Allergy Medicines Quotes: “Allergy medicines don't actually lower our allostatic load. If anything, they increase oxidative stress because they're naturally more acidic in our physiology. Many of the antihistamines will also have side effects that let us know that there's actually an increase in load on our system. Side effects might be drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, or headaches.” “If we don't have fermented foods and enough fiber in our diet for the microbiome and the colon to thrive on, what happens is our oxidative stress starts to happen cellularly in the digestive tract first. Allergies are complicated. But you want to get to the root cause of it. When you do, you get all these side benefits instead of having all these side effects.” “The longer you do intermittent fasting, the more you can break all food combining rules. But if you have allergies or autoimmune conditions, you have to nurture your digestion and pay attention to food. Combining these basic rules of food combining can be a total game-changer.” “The body's super intelligent. It's hyperreactive to the environment with allergies. What it's trying to do is try to flush out some of the inflammation. It's trying to enter deeper levels of hydration and flow. When we take the anti-histamine, it actually disrupts the body's natural response to flushing out the allergen and also flushing out the inflammatory response.”
42:35 05/12/2022
"My biggest win is shedding 18 pounds since January.... and I’m healing Lupus” with Body Thrive member Laura Waite
Podcast Intro: How would you feel if your doctor diagnoses you with an Autoimmune disease? How would you be able to face that reality? These types of questions are the reality that is faced by many.   Many believe that detoxing and creating a positive environment can help “undiagnosed” their autoimmune disease. Repairing the DNA to reverse the diagnosis might sound like fantasy, but it is true and very possible in Laura's case. Tune in as Laura shares her insights and experience in facing her autoimmune disease. What you’ll get out of tuning in: How can you prevent yourself from putting things in your body that won’t be going to be any good? How can you do more with less? Are the studies done with diet and lifestyle modifications? What are the habits that work for Laura? What would Laura recommend? Links/CTA: Check out our FREE Workshops Upcoming Live Events Highlights: Cate says that when she is in the group doing a thing, whether it's a challenge, or whether it's the yogi detox, there's this invitation into depth and it feels like a current or it feels like a gravitational pull. Cate always finds with herbal medicine that if you're not getting the effect, increase the dose, increase the frequency, and see what it can do.    Cate shares her interview with Peter where he devoted his life to understanding the community. Timestamps: [01:49] Facing the Challenge [04:27] What made the Difference [06:23] Commitment to a Community [09:01] Symptoms of Laura’s Autoimmune Disease [13:41] Are studies about Lupus done with Diet and Lifestyle Modifications? [15:34] Understanding Community [16:41] Laura’s Current Habits [19:31] Do Autoimmune Diseases require the Body more Rest? [25:16] Wild Habits [28:11] Laura’s Advice for People with Autoimmune Disease [29:56] Having a Healing Team Quotes: “Every time I would get stuck or I'd want to eat something that wasn't the best for me, I would just consider how I would want to feel tomorrow. Doing that prevented me from putting things in my body that was only good for a minute or two and then they weren’t going to be any good later on.” “Connect with as many people as you can and ask questions. The doctor cannot just put all your eggs in one basket.” “It was really finding out from other people who weren't doctors that got me to ask the important questions.”
34:37 05/05/2022
One Year of Urine Therapy: Cate Stillman with Megan MacDonald
Podcast Intro:  Is it possible to drink your own urine and be healthy? The idea of putting something back into the body that the body appears to be discarding may sound weird at first.  But what we don’t know is that drinking urine or “Shivambu” has many benefits. Throughout history, our ancestors have been using urine to treat illnesses and improve their overall health.  In the treatment of chronic diseases, urine therapy has proven to be a highly effective and drug-free alternative. It can be adopted by anyone including young children. The sole ingredient required is a material produced by the body itself and rich in mineral salts, hormones, and other important substances. But how can you ensure that the wastes flushed out with your urine aren’t taken back in? Why is urine regarded as the best tonic available for the immune system? Megan MacDonald is one of the many people that has been doing Urine Therapy. She shares with us how it changed her life and why people should not stigmatize the practice.  Learn there is to know about Urine therapy. What you’ll get out of tuning in: Why Cow Urine is Beneficial to the Body Why Drinking Urine Boosts Overall Health How Our Ancestors Learned About Shivambu  How Society is Learning More About Shivambu Links/CTA: Highlights: In Sanskrit, words matter. There's nothing random about that language in general. It's not like a new word becomes a hit because a bunch of teenagers made it up and it became cool later. So you're dealing with ancient languages that have a lot of intentionalities based on vibration and based on deep historical meaning.  Cate says that during a Bitcoin conference, she and other people were talking about drinking urine. That means that drinking urine is already out in the biohacker community. Cate says that it will take the edge off for people who are curious and looking to learn about drinking urine and those who might not be at the biohacker level. Cate says that she is much more curious about Cancel Culture and its edginess. She wants to know if it matters in society if one cannot stand for truth. Timestamps: [00:36] Starting in Urine Therapy [03:36] How Megan Describes Urine Therapy [06:50] Where it Clicked for Megan [11:30] Shivambu: Words Matter [16:08] The Benefits of Cow Urine  [18:24] The conception of ancient medicine traditions should be evolving Quotes: “Don't pretend you know something you don't. It's the same thing with someone who's done online courses for 10 years versus someone who's been in it for a year. If someone has a practice with something, that's really different from me writing a book on it and trying it a few times.” Guest BIO: Megan MacDonald Megan Macdonald’s combined training in both holistic health (yoga, meditation, reiki), and the academic study of ritual and belief provides a broad foundation to draw from with all of her clients. It was curiosity about her own chronic pain as a teenager that led to investigating over 20 healing modalities. As her health improved, she started to not only feel the benefits in her own body and mind but see the changes that deep health brought to every aspect of life. She is certified in Hatha, Yin, and Restorative Yoga, and has been training with Mada Dalian to be a facilitator of the Self-Healing Dalian Method. This is profound work on the unconscious, beliefs, the shadow, and the ego. She also teaches the ancient practice of Shivambu (urotherapy). She offers multi-week programs to help people improve sleep, and digestion, develop healthy habits, promote well-being, and raise consciousness. Her background in theatre, and organizing and delivering national high-profile events and ceremonies for the Government of Canada helped develop her knowledge of social rituals. Megan has a Ph.D. in ‘The Performance of Belief’ from Queen Mary, University of London, UK, and has published, and taught widely on theatre and ritual. She is currently based in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
22:36 04/28/2022
What is Medicine? Cate reads from WILD HABITS on Chronic Inflammation, the Pharmaceutical Epidemic and How to Heal
Podcast Intro: Taking medication is a normal part of many people's daily routine, and these medications are used to treat disease and promote health. Although medications can help you feel better and recover, it is vital to understand that all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, have risks as well as benefits.   The advantages of drugs are the beneficial results they provide when used, such as decreasing blood pressure, curing infection, or relieving pain. But what are the chances that anything unfavorable or unexpected may happen to you if you utilize them? How can you assess the risks and advantages while deciding which medications to use? How can lifestyle change, diet, and medication help you control chronic diseases? When the advantages of treatment outweigh the known hazards, the FDA considers it safe enough to approve. However, before using any medicine, as with many other things you do on a daily basis, you should weigh the benefits and risks in order to make the best decision for you. What you’ll get out of tuning in: The study of drug versus lifestyle changes in patients FDA is mechanized to protect big pharmaceutical companies How drug advertisements are unregulated How drugs are not tested with diets and lifestyle changes for efficacy. What is the placebo effect How wild habits organize you What are the unconventional habits are your best medicine How chronic inflammation is driven by habits The devastating effect of the microbiome that leads to dementia Links/CTA: Upcoming Workshops: Yoga Health Coaching - May 4 Master of You Workshop - May 12 - 13 Body Thrive - May 5 Living Ayurveda Course - June 9 Join Cate’s LIVE Workshops: Lisbon Live Event (Lisbon, Portugal) - June 3 - 5 Alta Live Event (Alta, WY) - July 28 - 30 Highlights: Cate encourages listeners to know more about what a particular disease and its chronic symptoms look like so you can make a distinction between chronic inflammation over acute ones Cate discusses that the generational split is around 30% of adolescents 50% of adults 85% of elders who overconsume drugs according to statistics. Cate talks about Modern Medicines are formulated to treat acute conditions rather than chronic inflammation Cate talks about the relationship between microbiome and serotonin Timestamps: [01:56] What is Medicine? [05:33] Pharmademic  [06:14] How drugs generate sales through media advertisement [06:42] The Gloom to Bloom Ads [07:26] Cures and Curses: The controversial history of pharmaceutical advertising [09:12] Drug Side effects when not coupled with lifestyle changes [10:07] Allopathy [17:23] Relationship between Chronic Inflammation and Habits [18:39] Disrupted Microbiome [19:50] Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue in the Body [21:11] Mental Chronic Fatigue Symptoms [22:21] Allergy Medication Quotes: “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” “If you're tapped into your senses and nature every while that human medicine is everywhere, from your own mind to walking outside to harvesting invasive weeds in your ecosystem.” “If you have symptoms or a disease of chronic inflammation, you may be more vulnerable to promises of drugs marketed by pharmaceutical companies, driven by profit for shareholders.” “There's an entire mechanism established for testing drugs. There isn't an entire mechanism established in terms of scientific rigor for testing lifestyle changes.” “It just doesn't make sense to me to allow a drug to be advertised as preventing cardiovascular disease. When you have included lifestyle changes as an arm in the study. It's just so crystal clear that the purpose of the study is to sell the drug. It's not to prevent cardiovascular disease.“  “We know why drugs can't get to the root generation of chronic inflammation, but can alter how the body responds to chronic inflammatory habits. But how overdosed are we and does that hinder reversing chronic?” “Humans as a species are drugged at epidemic inflationary rates.” “Because drugs don't sell themselves, the drug makers buy media in the form of advertising, which in the US is largely unregulated.” “Almost half of all ad dollars are centered on prescription drugs to treat chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, and depression.” “The conglomeration of the food industry, advertising industry, Big Pharma and healthcare, and big media make short-term gains for stockholders at the expense of overdosing the population. All these trends are shepherded by the US the trend is global” “Shareholders profit while the species generate the lack of integrity and big picture solutions lead to a physiological and psychological breakdown at the epigenetic and genetic level.” “Drugs cause dysbiosis, promoting more inflammation, hindering digestion, doubling emotional sensitivity, and come with specific unrelated side effects.” “Symptoms of chronic inflammation are meant to force our hand to wake up to develop antifragile habits of resilience.” “Rewiring habits is the way out of the pain cave.” “Wild habits shift your mindset towards the positive so you can preference your future self over your current habits leading to breakthroughs.” Guest BIO: Cate Stillman Cate Stillman is an Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga instructor, and wellness coach with a vision for the future. She educates people who want to thrive on how to improve their health, careers, and lives in an instant, as well as wellness experts on how to expand their influence and money while living their best lives. She has been an Ayurvedic Practitioner since 2001 and has completed Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training. Cate also co-hosted The Ayurveda Summit, published Body Thrive in 2015, and is currently working on Master of YOU, which will be released in 2020. Since founding Yogahealer in 2001, she has helped thousands of people improve their health, families, and communities.  
25:08 04/21/2022
How to Build Community with Peter Block
Podcast Intro: Building a community could be a tough job. Everyone inside the community must have similar interests so you could have a strong relationship with one another. Inside your community, you can engage and help one another and bring impact.  The world can be simplified into two groups: the group that follows their desire and follows the people who know about something they want and the group that doesn’t. Always remember, being with other people helps you grow faster. Being in a community is better than evolving individually. What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to build and transform your community? How does a community evolve faster than individuals? How does goodwill brings the opportunity to make a difference How do you bring your experiences into your family or friendship? How do you stay vulnerable? What are the symptoms of isolation? Links/CTA: Our FREE Workshops >> Click here Join Yogidetox by Cate Stillman Common Good Collective Book: Community: The Structure of Belonging Paperback by Peter Block Highlights: Cate learned in collaborative leadership to let the structure around the community bear the weight, rather than the weight on her as the leader. Cate shares what she noticed how people have the desire to learn more and be with someone who knows best about something that they want. Cate discovered in her work that communities evolve faster than individuals. Cate noticed that wellness pros have a hard time-making Group Dynamic or Community Dynamic Cate emphasizes how in today’s culture, people have given up on how their life matters. Timestamps: [00:43] Introduction [02:33] Transforming Community [06:05] Collaborative Leadership [09:31] Spiritual Influences [10:34] There’s Nothing Wrong with You [12:17] The Shift in You [16:10] Community Evolves Faster than Individuals [23:24] How do you bring your experiences into your family or friendship? [24:24] Assumptions about Identity [29:47] Where can your goodwill make a difference? [39:27] Distinction between Problem Solving and Possibility. [42:53] Scale of Evolution [44:06] Wormholes in Time [46:49] Symptoms of Isolation [49:26] Attention Economy [50:16] The Need for Support Groups [51:11] Closing Quotes: Most of us get trapped in working on ourselves for a long period of time and then when we go out into the world, we go out as individuals - evolved individuals Consensus forces people to lie. Speed is an escape from everything you stand for. Everybody thinks “oh, the world is more complex.” It’s not complex, it's just, that you're alive now and so you magnify his difficulty. There are good things called existential guilt. I've chosen life and a path and I will live with the consequences. You don't have to earn your right to be here. All you have to do is show up. You can get everything you need and walk in the distance Once you've discovered that you're not crazy, you're not alone and there's nothing about you that needs fixing, then the habits become a nightmare and possible change. Guest Bio: Peter Block Peter Block is an author and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in his books. His books include Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, The Answer to How Is Yes, Community, The Abundant Community, and The Other Kingdom. Peter is a founder of the Common Good Collective, is part of the Economics of Compassion Initiative of Greater Cincinnati, and is a member of his local neighborhood council. He serves on the board of LivePerson, a provider of online engagement solutions. His work is in the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism. Co-owner, The Transforming Community -  Peter Block is an expert on community. He discovered that you need to pay attention to what you really give a shit about. On the give a shit question he asks, where can your goodwill make a real difference?1 That is where you belong next. So, ask yourself the question. Then, understanding belong has a second meaning: The second meaning of the word belong has to do with being an owner: Something belongs to me. To belong to a community is to act as a creator and co-owner of that community. What I consider mine I will build and nurture.2 So to belong you commit to being part where you can make a real difference, and you take ownership of your actions and your collectives’ actions. Block continues: The communal possibility rotates on the question “What can we create together?” This emerges from the social space we create when we’re together. It’s shaped by the nature of the culture within which we operate but isn’t controlled by it. This question of what we can create together is at the intersection of possibility and accountability.3 Possibility to design the future together; accountability for what happens.  Your regenerative habits become a pull for your core people to reverse the tide of chronic inflammation. The people in your circles have a lifesaver in you. Live the smarter way and you are leading the journey. The wild habits align to life, to enthalpy, to potentia. Block, Peter.Community. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2008 Block, Peter.Community. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2008 Block, Peter.Community. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2008
53:22 04/08/2022
How to Build the Ayurvedic Habit of the Seasonal Cleanse: Ritual and Ritu Charya
Podcast Intro: Everything is intertwined here on earth. Man has established these invisible yet strong connections with nature since the dawn of evolution. But what happens when these are out of sync? Would that impact the quality of the being navigating through the vast range of this planet? Join Cate Stillman as she talks about Ayurvedic Rhythms in-depth and how it affects the quality of your life here on earth. What you’ll get out of tuning in: What are the consequences of living against the rhythm of life How falling out of Rhythm correlates with your statute in life Why is it necessary to give yourself a break when experiencing season/weather change How treating the earth as a finite resource constitutes a prospective problem and fragility What naturally transpires when seasons change Links/CTA: Get into Yogidetox this April! Read: How to Detox Your Body Watch this episode with Winston on 10 Seasons of Cleansing Cate Stillman on Simple Detox Soup Stock Highlights: Cate talks about Ahamkara identifying more as an individual than a rhythm Cate talks about individuals treating the earth as an infinite source Cate talks about Ugni Changes relative to Rhythm Timestamps: [04:02] Seasonal Rhythm: Ritu Charya  [05:32] Earth is a finite resource [06:12] Fragile System [06:40] Ahamkara [07:52] Living against the rhythm equates to the fragility [08:00] Paying more attention to rhythm to become antifragile [11:07] Fragility in the ecosystem [12:34] To give the body a break, we need to give the mind a break [13:47] Aging is when you're against the rhythm [18:21] Ritu Charya is a habit [19:28] Ritu Charya as a positive stressor [23:28] Ritu Charya is not an option. It's an evolution of habit. Quotes: When the seasons change, what we want to do is give the body a break. To give the body a break, we need to give the mind a break.  There's a problem where our global economic system is treating the Earth as an infinite resource, but the Earth is a finite resource. Seeing ourselves outside of the planet we live on it's a perspective problem, and these problems create fragility.  When we live against the rhythm, I want you to equate that with fragility. So to become antifragile means, we pay more and more attention to rhythm. There's an understanding in seasonal change that there's an accumulation of the past season - the energies and forces of the past seasons, they accumulate. Give up a bit. Allow a little more space, light, silence, listen to and receive the rhythm, go for walks so you can feel the beat of the Earth, take the earbuds out and notice the weather and the sky. Guest: Cate Stillman Since 2001, Cate Stillman has been educating audiences on how to achieve health and wellness with yoga and Ayurveda. She is the host of the Yogahealer Real Thrive Show, a weekly podcast that features dozens of industry leaders. She spends part of her time in Idaho's border country and part of it in Mexico.
24:50 03/31/2022
Your Microbiome? - with Grant Antoine + Hilary Keiser + Cate Stillman
Podcast Intro: What you eat makes you who you are. That is a general thought we all share. However, in today's fast-paced society, where food preparation takes less time while sacrificing quality, how does this affect us in the long run? Join Dr. Grant Antoine and Hilary Keiser to discuss how food intakes, environmental factors, and your microbiome status contribute to curable illnesses through minor lifestyle changes. What you’ll get out of tuning in: Gut health and how Viome can help you get started on your health journey. Understanding your Viome scores, food recommendations, and supplements. How microbiome impacts your cardiovascular, nervous, and endocrine system How knowing your microbiome status could foster and build your health and restore balance How you can use food as medicine with the aid of your microbiome Links/CTA: "Have You Tested Your Microbiome?" Full Video Episode here Watch: Cate on Microbiome, Ayurveda, Chronic Inflammation, Dysbiosis, Nitric Oxide, & Terrain Theory Studies Does the brain have a microbiome? Depression, Anxiety, IBS and Type 2 Diabetes Gut microbiome activity predicts risk of type 2 diabetes and metformin control in a large human cohort You can also check out these other pages:  Highlights: Cate talks about her study on Ayurveda Cate shares about her dad getting diagnosed with stomach cancer and sent him viome kit Cate talks about the terrain theory versus germ theory Cate talks about how indigenous people utilize urine in traditional healing Timestamps: [04:30] Connections between the gut, the microbiome, and all health systems [8:11] Modern Medicine [10:13] Finding the balance [12:45] Personalized Medicine [19:20] How diagnostic are the tools in terms of what medicine should be using [23:05] Measuring the microbiome [28:37] Does the brain have a microbiome? [33:57] As the microbiome becomes healthier, is that something that you need to take supplements for as long as you want to feel good? [38:05] How different groups of people invest versus spend money Quotes: If you align with the wrong products that don't work, you are doing everybody, including yourself, a disservice. Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine are traditional approaches that are generally gut forward.  Not all microbes can create a good rate. There's a very specific genus and species we can look and see that do the work. We used to think about the CSF and the brain environment. The cranium was enclosed and sterile and like nothing was getting through the blood-brain barrier. But then we look at autopsy results for Alzheimer's patients, we see viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. Guest: Dr. Grant Antoine and Hilary Keiser Dr. Grant Antoine is a naturopathic doctor passionate about patient empowerment and education. He brings this passion to Viome where he believes­­ the marriage of technology, systems biology, and the human microbiome provides individuals with an unprecedented resource of practical and actionable health insights. The accessibility of the Viome platform also provides the means to impact the health of many more individuals than could ever be possible through traditional, clinical practice. At Viome Dr. Antoine is involved in clinical trial design and the development of nutritional and supplement interventions for Viome’s user recommendations and efficacy studies. Dr. Antoine holds a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas and later attended Bastyr University of California where he earned his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree. He attended naturopathic residency at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute at the University of California, Irvine where his training focused on integrative primary care.   Hilary is a biochemist turned biohacker. Her passion for wellness extends beyond hacking her own health to using artificial intelligence to improve the health of thousands. As a Clinical Nutritionist at Viome, she has worked to train the AI platform to make precision nutrition recommendations. She believes that Viome’s precision nutrition program can truly slow the progression of the disease and may someday make illness obsolete. Hilary holds a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Hartford and a Masters in Biochemistry from San Diego State University. She is an avid yoga practitioner, snowboarder, food lover, and at-home fermentation enthusiast.
44:46 03/24/2022
Successful Women in Yoga and Ayurveda with Brett Larkin, Katie Silcox and Cate Stillman
Podcast Intro: Success is not something that suddenly appears in your life. It is something you work hard on, and dedicate your life to. How you see success also depends on what your views are and how you see your life. On your path to success, you may encounter problems that you can either solve on your own or have someone to help you with. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. Let other people help you and you will end up learning a lot from them. In this episode, Cate Stillman together with our guests, Brett Larkin and Katie Silcox, will be discussing about the path to success. Don't miss out! What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to build a community and choose the right platform How everyone has their own definition of what success is How important it is to invest in oneself Links/CTA: Time for Yogidetox! Coming April...check out here >>> Free Workshops!   Katie Silcox Shakti School Brett Larkin's Blog Brett Larkin IG: @larkinyogatv Brett Larkin YT: @brettlarkinyoga Brett Larkin Yoga Uplifted Highlights: Cate shares to us her skills that she learned and its growth Cate discusses how figuring out on your own is a myth Cate highlights that we were all looking for self-knowledge ideas Timestamps: [00:42] Introduction  [03:49] Start from nothing stories  [06:32] Misconceptions about how a business runs that supports a person in lifestyle [11:27] Learning with the Right Mentors [14:36] Community Guide What It’s Become [16:34] Choosing the right platform [18:19] Building a Community [22:41] Changes Brought by the COVID-19 Situation [29:24] What is Success? [37:19] Mentorship  [42:22] Financial Success [46:37] Investing in self-development, wellness wisdom, business wisdom, and spiritual development [58:47] Closing Remarks Quotes: [Brett Larkin]  “People just tell you what they want, and you're able to just go and make it.”  “Get into action and start forming that community, even if you think it's small. Because these people are attracted to your energy, and they're going to tell you and guide you.” “You don't have to figure it out alone. If you think you have to figure it out alone, you're missing the point, right? You're gonna co-create with your audience. It's this beautiful dynamic dance between the two of you.” “It's not just what you're going to learn, it's the people you're going to need and the contacts you're going to make.” “There is always darkness. The darkness never goes away.” “Darkness looks different at every stage of business. You get wiser. With the right mentors in the right mindset, you learn not to focus on it anymore.” [Katie Silcox] “Just start where you are, even if it means you're teaching to five people at the local basement of your church.” “Learn a modality that helps people down, regulate and balance their nervous system and put a button on the internet where people can send you money.” “When we uncover the subconscious, we really do need a mentor because our mind does such a good job at covering up that stuff for good reason. And, you know, we could talk at length about why we do that.” “To really look to your community and uplift one another as a double goddess power kind of vibe is a super important thing to remember too, as an entrepreneur, especially as a woman,” “If you can find that spark of life inside of you, that brings you joy and figure out a way to share that with other people, the money comes.” “This mentality of abundance is so important, there actually is no competition.” Guest BIO: Katie Silcox Katie Silcox, M.A. is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of the book Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. Holding a Master’s Degree in Hinduism and the Ayurveda Sciences, Katie is an internationally-recognized teacher, mentor to women, and inspirer of hearts and minds. She is renowned for her depth of study, her ability to present the complexities of ancient wisdom in a practical, life-affirming manner, as well as her unique capacity to distill the teachings with southern-belle humor and grace.   Her signature teaching style is known as Body Yantra™, incorporating Tantric vinyasa, restorative yoga, dance, sound, breath, emotion processing, manifestation technology, holistic biomechanics, and structural trauma-release methods. Katie was named one of San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" by Origin Magazine in 2014, and one of "100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda" by Spirituality and Health Magazine in 2015. Katie has written extensively on the topics of yoga, Ayurveda, sexuality, herbalism, and women’s health in such publications as Yoga Journal, Common Ground Magazine, and Origin Magazine. Her best-selling book has been translated into multiple languages around the globe. Katie has sipped from the honey of many globally-known teachers, including a decade-long guru-disciple relationship in the Himalayan lineage-based Sri-Vidya Tantra. Today, she works solely with the inner guru of her own heart. Guest BIO: Brett Larkin Brett Larkin is the founder of her award-winning YouTube channel, Uplifted™️ Online Yoga 200 Hour and 300/500 Hour Teacher Training, a successful entrepreneur, and sought-after online business consultant. ... She's taught yoga in studios and at Silicon Valley's hottest companies. Further background information on Brett can be found by visiting: here
63:30 03/17/2022
Meditation Practice + Brainwave States
Podcast Intro: Meditation helps you be in a state of relaxation. It helps you release the tension that you are feeling. It can bring you awareness and pulsation to your surroundings. When it comes to meditation, you should know what meditation posture you would be doing. It can be sitting, lying, standing, and walking. There are various types of brainwave states. Beta is defined as an old patterning mind. Meanwhile, theta focuses on a person’s awake state but not particularly you. In this podcast, Cate will share the process of meditation and the different types of brainwave states. What you’ll get out of tuning in: What is the Process of Meditation How’s the Experience of Meditation What the Brainwave States is and its Types Links/CTA: Check out all our workshops and courses in Upcoming Workshop: Yogidetox 2022 Healthier Hormones course with Dr. Claudia Welch Highlights: Cate shares all about her love language. Cate introduces the process of meditation Cate talks about her own experience when she was pregnant. Cate enumerates and explains the different types of brainwave states. Cate talks about how sleep deprivation can result in adrenaline addiction Cate emphasizes how meditation is not about getting insights and thoughts. Timestamps: [3:10] Love Languages [4:38] Introduction [7:36] Meditation Posture [8:45] Ah Breaths [10:01] Meditation Practice [26:40] What Happens in a Meditation Practice [28:54] Body Thrive and Breath Body Practices [31:11] Delta as Deep Sleep Healing [34:42] Sleep Deprivation and Adrenaline Addiction [37:32] Oxygenation Process [39:02] How Survival Instincts are Driven by Adrenaline [39:45] Guilt Complex on Religions [42:01] Coming Back after a Long Break from Meditation [44:47] Final Remarks Quotes: “Keep allowing yourself to relax and be aware of the sensations.” “Nothing else needs to matter right now. There's no need to do this right. There's no doing it wrong. There's simply the outside coming in and the inside moving out.” “Allow your awareness to be at the boundary of your skin.” “When humans don't hit deep sleep for long enough, it causes dementia.” “What's hard about sleep deprivation is that it triggers adrenaline addiction” “If we're sleep-deprived, the mind and body are in an adrenaline addiction cycle where it's producing cortisol in greater quantities at the wrong times of the day.” “You're not meditating to have insights and thoughts. That's a different practice.”
46:58 03/10/2022
Podcast Intro: Practitioners of alternative medicine and holistic healers have long debated the efficacy of our current approach to wellbeing, and the disparity has confused the general populace about the various procedures. One of those controversial methods is the use of Urine as a treatment for various diseases. Cate discusses the health benefits of inhaling snorts and using pee for better health and mental clarity. She also talks about how Urine has been used by Yogi practitioners for thousands of years and how it helps the Olfactory System. What you’ll get out of tuning in: How Olfactory Health Affects Longevity and Quality of life. How Olfactory Function serves as your first line of defense against pathogens and foreign bodies entering your system. How urine rejuvenates Sianna and is effective in reversing toxicity. Links/CTA: Check out Free Workshops! Healer Series Workshop 5 Keys For Wellness Pros The Gap and The Gain: The High Achievers' Guide to Happiness, Confidence, and Success by Dr. Benjamin Hardy and Dan Sullivan Focus on how you want to feel next - Take our BODY GOALS test here Highlights: Cate talks about certain medications that are administered to the body through nasal drug delivery. Cate talks about early yoga focusing on pranayama and meditation. Cate talks about using urine to naturally heal the body and enforce a state of repair of its normal state and function. Cate talks about how Yoga is more focused on health, rather than enlightenment. Timestamps: [02:18] The Olfactory System [04:57] The Job of the Sinuses [06:21] Origin of the Term “Sinus” [07:07] The Turbines of the Body  [09:30] Drug Bioavailability through the Nose [10:52] How Pranayama led to a Science around Olfactory Care  [12:19] How Yogi’s have been using Urine in their Practice [14:55] How Urine Restores SInus Microbiome [17:56] The Huffing Experience  [20:47] The Review of Importance of Urine in the Treatment of Disease [24:13] Understanding why Urine has been used in Yogi for Thousands of Years Quotes: “Olfactory dysfunction was an independent risk factor for death, stronger than several common causes of death such as heart failure, lung disease and cancer, indicating that this evolutionarily ancient special sense may signal a key mechanism that affects human longevity.” “If you want to optimize your brain, short term and long term, you'll want a strong olfactory network.” “Huffing pee feels like it pumps nitric oxide and gas form through the olfactory network is gentler than snorting and seems to have a less aggressive but equally effective role as bad biofilm remover and nitric oxide optimizer.  “When you snort, you buff out the entire olfactory apparatus, from the nostril wall to a factory bulb to olfactory nerve to the rest of your brain and body.” “If you're not in a group that has the habits you want, your ability to have those habits will be greatly challenged and delayed. So it's much faster, easier, and way more fun to be in a group that's evolving their habits together.” “Pee restores functional nasal sinus microbiome, which optimizes the olfactory network and relaxes the emotions.” “As you rewire yourself, intuitive alignment returns. It's like moving up in video game levels, relying on skills previously earned.” “If you want a window to monitor brain health, olfactory is your system. Huffing is the gentlest, but like snorting, it's pretty advanced for modern disease to humans. You have to experience it to validate it or dismiss it.” Guest: Cate Stillman Since 2001, Cate Stillman has been educating audiences on how to achieve health and wellness with yoga and Ayurveda. She is the host of the Yogahealer Real Thrive Show, a weekly podcast that features dozens of industry leaders. She spends part of her time in Idaho's border country and part of it in Mexico.
27:37 03/04/2022
Vata, Pitta, Kapha: Inflammation and Disease in Ayurveda
Podcast Intro: There's more and more literature coming out of the scientific community around inflammation. The more someone feels like they don't know why it happened to them, why that gland or tissue organ system went diseased, or understanding what systems are involved, can be even scarier than it may need to be. What you’ll get out of tuning in: What’s the Vata type shape? How the nervous system goes towards an adrenaline state? What happens with the job of the kidneys? What’s beautiful about Ayurveda? What’s Pitta? What’s Kapha? Links/CTA: Focus on how you want to feel next - Take our Body Goals Assessment Body Thrive™: Uplevel Your Body & Your Life with the 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga Know more about Yogahealer Highlights: Cate explains that the thing that’s happening to Vata is because we have the exposed nervous system, and the VUCA world naturally has negative stressors on the mind. So it's going to negatively stress the mind. The whole physiology is trying to smartly evolve. And so it's not going regenerative. Cells that are going mutation are degenerative. Timestamps: [00:46] Introduction [05:09] Vata type [09:07] The thing that usually affected by the emotional body [13:42] Kidneys are chemists [16:43] Ayurveda [18:07] Oxidation [18:47] Recognizing the part of the VUCA culture [20:17] Pitta [35:17] Kapha Quotes: “From the Vata perspective, there's all this massive change affecting the nervous systems, affecting the emotional body. And so it's destabilizing to someone who's naturally going to go out of balance towards instability. “ “Any situation where you feel like there's no possible action to take can be a negative stressor.” “The yogi's got this connection of energy production and insight which requires the rest and digest function, that is also important for Pitta to do what it is designed to do.” “Anything that has to do with hyperacidity goes right in the Pitta category.”
42:58 02/17/2022
Cate Stillman on Microbiome, Ayurveda, Chronic Inflammation, Dysbiosis, Nitric Oxide, & Terrain Theory
Podcast Intro:  In this episode, you will learn about the Microbiome. Cate will talk about how it identifies sickness in a person. She will also share the importance of microbiomes and how it affects your overall health. What you’ll get out of tuning in: Why Animals don’t get COVID-19 Why COVID-19 will never be eradicated How to have a Healthy Microbiome What causes Chronic Inflammatory Diseases How the Microbiome can be used to Identify Sickness Links/CTA: Check out our FREE Workshops! Highlights: Cate shares details about Terrain Theory Cate recalls a study about the ratio of Human Cells to Bacteria Cate shares her experiences with different types of stresses Cate talks about how the colon gets chronic diseases Cate shares what happens to the brain if the body has too much food and less exercise Cate asks why do humans get sick from COVID-19 but not animals Cate talks about how Healthy Bacteria thrives Timestamps: [00:44] Terrain Theory [03:29] What is the Terrain? [06:06] Eubiosis vs. Dysbiosis [08:20] What does harmony mean? [12:10] Negative Stressors and Positive Stressors [15:32] The Diversification of Virus [20:06] Antibiotic Consumption [22:25] What affects Dysbiosis? [26:44] How do cells know the Circadian Rhythm? [27:59] Microbiome in Ayurveda [33:16] The Main Factor for a Healthy Microbiome Quotes: “The healthier you are, the more your body adapts.” [03:26]  “The health of your microbiome determines your susceptibility. The health of your microbiome determines how much inflammation you have.” [04:42]  “The negative thinking pattern in the mind is going to generate systemic inflammation as well, which you want to start to understand will take out the good guys. The good microbiome cannot live in a negative mind.” [28:11]
39:33 02/11/2022
Ayurveda, Marma Points, and the Personal Practices of Doctors + Healers: Cate Stillman with Roman Sieler
Podcast Intro: Scientism has taken over medicine to the point where most of us aren't even aware of it. When seeking research and validation, we must keep in mind that what we currently refer to as science is the study of disease, not human optimization. People that study consciousness look at physiology from a practical standpoint to see what it can do. There are studies in allopathic medicine that focus on chronic disease, but not in a way that tries to look at the big picture of how humans can be healthy. But rather on how they can produce highly specialized, highly individualized medications to combat the consequences of chronic inflammation. Roman Sieler is a medical anthropologist, wrote a book on marma points, and studied with a yoga sitting Master. Being accepted as a student by a noted guru of the Siddha tradition, Roman was afforded the unique chance to explore a topic shrouded in mystery: the vital spots known as marma in the ayurvedic tradition and as varmam spots among Siddha physicians of South India. What you’ll get out of tuning in: Relevance of Ayurveda and other "alternative" healthcare methods today: ancient solutions to modern challenges? Siddha medicine: still flying under the radar, but waiting to be discovered? Mercury and other controversial therapeutic agents of Indian medicines Global spread and relevance of medical emancipation: people taking their health into their own hands What drew Roman to study Indian medicine? What did Roman notice about the accumulation of practices over time? What is the effect of breathing through the mouth in yoga? How did the guru reveal the discovery of the Marmas? How did Indian astrologers have such insightful knowledge about Star alignments and astrological kinds of confluences? How does a person's body have to be able to do certain things to practice medicine? Where is Roman going next, and why? Links/CTA: Journey Into The Power Of Personal Thrive - Enroll now in Cate's Living Ayurveda Class Roman Sieler's Book: Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets: Medicine and Martial Arts in South India Roman Sieler's Article: Intertwined Roman Sieler's Article: Patient Agency Revisited: “Healing the Hidden” in South India Highlights: Cate talks about the subtler channels of the body Cate tells about what's happening in allopathic medicine Cate shares about Body Thrive Timestamps:  Marma points (13:47-14:43)  The relation of the brain to the Ajna Chakra and Sahasrara (17:48-19:30)  Other ways that you can feel Prana (22:14-23:56)  Strengthening Practices (28:01-31:14) Quotes: "Life is about being well or unwell. And most of the time, we struggle between these polls. Different cultures deal with these issues in different ways. And that is very intriguing." "If you're in the mama practice, you have to look after your own body, you have to look after your own marma points and your planning system because this product system is what allows you to establish a connection to the patient and the patient is not just a number, a name on paper, or a symptom, but the patient is also pranic system." "I feel that what is close to my heart is empowering patients. Let's empower people to their own lives, health, and disease to be clever enough to lead lives that lead not to that drastic, severe diseases and lifestyle problems." Guest BIO: Roman Sieler Roman has a PhD in medical anthropology. This is probably the logical outcome of the fact that he has always been fascinated by different cultures, especially India, and its diverse heritage of history and knowledge and issues related to health and well-being. After some experience in development cooperation in health, Roman has been employed as a lecturer and researcher at different institutions in Germany and India. As part of this, he conducted in-depth and long-term research on Indian medicine: Ayurveda and the lesser-known Siddha and Unani medicines. Being accepted as a student by a noted guru of the Siddha tradition, Roman was afforded the unique chance to explore a topic shrouded in mystery: the vital spots. Known as marma in the ayurvedic tradition and as varmam spots among Siddha physicians of South India, these spots are vital body centers through which life force, known as prana, flows. Crucial to life, any impairment to the integrity of the prana system and vital spots is likely to result in far-reaching consequences on all levels of physical and psycho-spiritual health. By manually manipulating these vital spots, physicians may address an equally wide-ranging set of ailments. Especially in South India, however, related skills moreover bleed into martial arts practices, as these spots can heal and harm. For this reason, practice and transmission of the vital spot knowledge is usually kept under tight wraps and is not normally revealed to outsiders. Roman's book "Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets: Medicine and Martial Arts in South India" (Oxford University Press, 2015) reflects this and analyzes secrecy and health as related aspects. Wishing to be more actively engaged in health and the topics he is enthusiastic about, Roman is currently enrolled in an alternative and complementary healthcare course, aspiring to become a naturopathic practitioner. Studying health vs. disease Marma points What does he use.  What practices does he do  What were the biggest   In any case, we should refrain from interpreting healing practices in too narrow a definition and from avoiding problematic, western dichotomies, such as ‘science’ vs. ‘arts’, or even ‘healing’ vs. ‘fighting’, both in South Asia and in Asia in general.
49:30 02/03/2022
Aged Urine + Negative Ions in the Microbiome and Pineal Gland with Cate Stillman + Harry Matadeen
Podcast Intro: Anything in nature ferments, but people who ferment food are unaware that urine ferments as well. Fermentation of fruits, vegetables, urine, and breast milk is often thought to be harmful. When urine ferments, does it get more powerful?  There's a lot of debate as to why the fermentation of aged urine becomes much more powerful and fresher. The discovery of this medicinal magic that is your own urine is the foundation for health and optimal leaving, the savior of humanity.   In this episode with Harry Matadeen, he will share the benefits of drinking aged urine and studies attempting to support this discovery of the century. Stay tuned as Harry shares with us the whys and hows of using our own perfect medicine and how to stay healthy for the rest of our lives. What you’ll get out of tuning in: How do negative ions serve as a magnet to pull disease out of the body? What are the different types of aged urine? Can aged urine burn mucosal membranes? What are the misconceptions around what's in your blood? How can you create the inner vibration? Why do we pee it out if the body wouldn't retain it? How does the microbiome make human cells healthier? Does Aged Urine restore the beautiful balance of the brain hemispheres? Links/CTA: FREE UPCYCLE YOUR PEE WORKSHOP Watch: Urine Therapy & Ayurveda Workshop with Cate Stillman Holistic Health with Harry IG: @holistichealthwithharry YT Channel: HolisticHealthWithHarry Highlights: Cate shares her dream related to the conversation she has with Harry Cate tells about the Ultra Plasma filtrate Cate shares her thoughts about why we pee it out if the body wouldn't retain it? Timestamps: Alkalinity and Negative Ions (13:55-14:54) Snorting Aged urine (20:07- 20:42) Amniotic Fluid (30:01-31:14) Harry’s first discovery of urine therapy (44:41-45:28) Quotes: “I found that my concentration for meditation became very extreme with aged urine. It's a superpower of concentration. The more concentration you have, the better your meditation.” “The more you start with the aged and reactivate your consciousness, the more your life has changed or dies anyway over time because you're starting to experience a different consciousness. So that will change you. People sometimes need a reason but you just gotta try it.” “Consciousness knows not to harm you with the aged and fresh urine, because it's you. And it's more powerful. It is a cleanser. They're freeing bad, whilst leaving everything good, which goes in line with nature.” “They don't tell us lies about small things. The big things that matter are all lies and opposites. And this urine therapy is one of the biggest lies out there and it's deliberate to keep us abreast especially in these times because it can really help keep people alive and thriving.” “This aged urine really calms you down so it's a great shield of armor for life because we all get stressed here in reality. It makes that concentration perfect for deep meditation.” Guest Bio: Harry Matadeen 34 years old biohacker and half-nature healer.
75:07 01/28/2022
Psychedelics, Ayurveda, and Your Next Identity Evolution with Todd Caldecott
Podcast Intro: In clinical research settings around the world, renewed investigations are taking place on the use of psychedelic substances for treating illnesses such as addiction, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder.  The microdosing community swears by it, claiming that it has increased creativity, energy, and a sense of well-being, as well as reduced depression levels. However, despite the rise in popularity of microdosing in recent years, there was little scientific data to back up the claims made by microdosers. Although official research into the use of psychedelics to treat mental health disorders is still in its early stages, growing evidence suggests that these drugs may benefit some people with certain symptoms, especially when other treatments have failed. In this episode, Todd Caldecott, medical herbalist and practitioner of Ayurveda for 25 years, talks about emerging research on psychedelics for therapeutic purposes as adjuncts to psychotherapy, counseling for mental illness, or treatments for chronic diseases. Todd has been using psychedelics for roughly 20 years in his practice. And, for the most part, it's to help with the ego dissolving process, and one of the compounds he utilizes the most is a treatment that contains magic mushrooms. Now that psychedelics are marking their way from the street to the clinic, from PTSD to palliative care, it’s not inconceivable that many studies will emerge in the near future. What you’ll get out of tuning in: How Psychedelics approach facilitates the ego dissolution process The emotional and rational differences between men vs. women Why Plant medicines have more profound healing properties than conventional medicines How Psychedelics experience can improve neuroplasticity, neuroregeneration, and cognitive enhancement Links/CTA: Take Cate’s Free Ayurveda Starter Course Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine Love, Death, and Magic Mushrooms by Tod Caldecott Microdosing LSD - Citizen Data Highlights: Cate ran a study about psychedelics having an effect on autoimmune disease Cate shares her excitement about Todd’s research on Ayurveda and Psychedelics  Cate explains the correlation between the legalization of plant medicine and the rise of pharmaceuticals. Timestamps: 02:15 - Facilitating the “Ego Dissolution State”  14:52 - Psychedelics as “Appetite Suppressant” 17:15 - Brain Patterns on Psychedelics in Men vs. Women 23:06 - Ego Dissolution Experience 25:52 - Recreating the World through Imagination 32:25 - Legality of Plant Medicine 37:51 - Developing the Microdose Extract 47:29 - Evolution of Human Culture Quotes: “A lot of our problems can be rooted from having hard boundaries of our ego, and we lose the flexibility and flow in our life. We identify too much with the external, not so much with the internal flowing process.” “If you have a difficult time with boundaries generally, then it can manifest anywhere on that spectrum from a psychosocial, emotional, all the way down to a more physical expression.” “Once those boundaries of individuation dissolve, we find that we have all these interconnections with the natural world. And we begin to see patterns that weren’t evident previously, regardless if we see them in our individual reality.“ “We begin to see patterns that we weren’t able to see before because we’re so locked into this very individualistic perspective. So it’s a very healthy experience to have this sort of ego transcendent state.”   “As we get older, we see and learn how the world works. Our ego gets consolidated within the tamasic experience or perception. That’s why the psychedelics can be helpful for it to return us back to that childlike state of just pure imagination, where we see that the veil of reality can get ripped away, and we can see that there are depths to the reality that we weren’t even aware of.” Guest: Todd Caldecott Todd Caldecott has been a medical herbalist and practitioner of Ayurveda for 25 years and is a registered professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. He is the director of the Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine which provides online and in-person training in herbal medicine, Ayurveda, and holistic nutrition for aspiring clinicians. Todd is author of several books including Ayurveda: The Divine Science of Life, Food As Medicine, and is editor of Ayurveda in Nepal. In 2014 he was the Visiting Mitchell Scholar at Bastyr University. For more information see
51:16 01/20/2022