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Kathy Smith

Health news that you can use with New York Times Best-Selling Author and Fitness Titan, Kathy Smith. Listen up if you want the most up-to-date and accurate information on fitness, longevity, health, aging and motivation. Each show consists of the biggest stories in health as well as new breakthrough techniques to live a healthier, more vibrant life. You'll feel like you're part of the conversation as Kathy gets real on The Art of Living!

Episodes

Don't Ignore Your Pelvic Floor! | Dr. Julie Reil
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 33:31
Don't Ignore Your Pelvic Floor! | Dr. Julie Reil

Let's talk about something that's not often discussed...your hoo ha, cha cha, lady flower, va-jay-jay. Whatever you call it… it’s a fact, your vagina and its surrounding areas will undoubtedly change as time goes by. As you go through your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, you’ll see that just like every other part of your body, your vagina is getting older. Even though every woman, and every vagina, is different, there are some common transformations that happen with each decade. Because of the embarrassment or uncomfortable nature of discussing the topic, many times we’re typically uninformed and unprepared for the realities of our aging lady parts!   That’s about to change, because today’s podcast guest, Dr. Julie Reil is here to talk about how to keep everything “down there” healthy and active. Julie is an internationally recognized physician, women’s health and nutrition advocate, educational speaker, and Women’s Voice author. For more information and complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America
15:28
2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 15:28
Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America

Today, I’m so excited to have on the show a man who needs no introduction...the one and only Dr. Oz. He has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.

On this extraordinary episode, you'll learn:

  • What is the single biggest cause of aging?
  • What is the single most under-appreciated problem in America
  • What you can do on a daily basis can extend your healthspan (that period of life when you're free from disease and you're thriving.)
  • What's the next biggest trend in medicine?
  • Plus... Short on cash? Find out if buying organic produce really worth the extra money?

Recently, Dr. Oz was here in Park City, doing a little skiing, and helping launch the Blair Education Center and the new Park City LiVe Well Center…a beautiful new addition to the Park City Hospital. It really embodies the community’s commitment to preventing disease and promoting well-being.

He’s a true pioneer and champion in personal wellness, and his plan, The Regimen, is a daily checklist that shows you what to eat, what to take, and what to do to improve your health now!

The man has more vitality than the Energizer bunny, and when we spoke recently, he talked about his latest passion, and single most under-appreciated problem in America.

For more Kathy Smith, make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Everything You Need To Know About Going Vegan | The Badass Vegan
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 36:22
Everything You Need To Know About Going Vegan | The Badass Vegan

If you've been thinking adding more beans and leafy greens to your daily meals, or even tapping into your inner herbivore and swapping out meat completely, then this podcast episode is for you. This week, I speak with John Lewis. You may know him as the Badass Vegan. He commands the attention of everybody in a room with his 6-foot physique, toned arms, and smile the size of the sun.

After experiencing some health issues in 2004, John’s doctor suggested that excessive animal protein consumption just might be to blame. So he took on a 30-day NO-MEAT challenge, which was an unlikely move for a gym rat who played college basketball. Even though his friends and family weren’t convinced at first, after his 30-day experiment he felt better than ever. The rest is history.

Beyond his Badass Vegan nickname, John is an in-demand public speaker, personal trainer, and entrepreneur with a mission to bust traditional vegan stereotypes and educate the world about plant-based nutrition and eating more consciously. He’s been featured everywhere from Muscle & Fitness to Men’s Fitness, to Maxim and even Sports Illustrated. In fact, you might have seen him highlighted with my friend Tony Horton in a P90X TV ad.

For show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

The Truth Behind the Keto Diet | Dr. Dan Pompa
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 31:05
The Truth Behind the Keto Diet | Dr. Dan Pompa

We're talking about cellular toxicity. It’s not a topic you hear a lot about, and yet it can be the underlying cause of so many issues including gut problems, a sluggish metabolism, and even the inability to focus throughout the day. Dr. Dan Pompa is considered to be one of the world’s leaders in healing your cells. His years of extensive research have enabled him to help others suffering from all kinds of health issues. Anything from inability to lose weight to fibromyalgia - from chronic fatigue syndrome to sensory integration disorders. Dan’s passion is rooted in his own personal health struggle. He’s a walking testimony of the body’s amazing aptitude for healing itself. Dan’s 3-year battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome completely wiped him out. The debilitating effects included…anxiety, insomnia, brain fog, panic attacks...and the list goes on. His journey of bottoming out and then coming back to be one of the most vital, vibrant people on the planet is a story you’re going to want to hear! It really is nothing short of a miracle. In his book, Cellular Healing Diet, he lays out a plan that helps you heal your cells so you can revitalize your body, lose weight, and maximize your health.

For more, visit www.kathysmith.com.

Bone Broth | Dr. Kellyann Petrucci
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 33:21
Bone Broth | Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

Bone broth has hit the mainstream recently and it’s being touted from athletes to nutritionists as a superfood. Bone broth bars are actually showing up all over the country! While it might seem new, from the time man discovered fire, they’ve been drinking bone broth. In fact, when I was a kid, we used to take the turkey bones from Thanksgiving dinner and throw it in a pot with carrots, onions, and seasonings - and what we were left with a yummy broth.

Our guest, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, has all of the details on how best to use bone broth in our own diets. It’s her go-to drink for healing, wellness, anti-aging, and weightloss! Dr. Petrucci is a board-certified naturopathic physician and a certified nutrition consultant. She’s the author of the New York TImes Best-Selling Book, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet. She’s a sought-after celebrity doctor all across the United States and she’s appeared on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and countless other television programs.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic (UPDATED)
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 47:53
Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic (UPDATED)

You can’t just wake up one day, snap your fingers, and then go pick up a gold medal -  becoming an Olympic champion at anything takes real time, energy, and sacrifice. Very few people commit themselves to that pursuit and even fewer achieve their dreams. Well, today, we have a U.S. Olympian with us to talk about the ups and downs of being a world class athlete.

Kate Grace qualified for the 2016 Olympics by winning the Women’s 800-meters at this year’s U.S. Olympic Trials and then reached the final of the 800-meters at the Olympics. Oh yeah! And she’s also my first daughter and I was able to travel to Rio and see her compete in an Olympic Final!

Follow Kate on Twitter (@fastk8), Instagram, and Facebook.

5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut | Dr. Josh Axe
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 30:07
5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut | Dr. Josh Axe

Remember when you were a kid and you'd drop some food on the ground and then you'd pick it up and eat it without a thought? Well, what if I told you that eating that "dirty" piece of food might have actually been good for you?

Today's guest is Dr. Josh Axe. He's the author of Eat Dirt, a book all about curing leaky gut. For more information on Dr. Axe, visit his wonderful website, www.draxe.com

For complete show notes and other goodies, please visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Exercise Snacking | Dr. Martin Gibala
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 20:38
Exercise Snacking | Dr. Martin Gibala

What do you think it takes to get fit? Most people think that it takes a lot of time and a lot of hard work. Today’s guest disagrees.

Martin Gibala is a professor and the chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. In Martin’s new book, The One Minute Workout, he reveals the science and the history behind one of the most popular methods of working out: interval training.

Martin’s here to talk about how low can you go - meaning how little exercise you can do and still get results. Martin is being called a “guru” of interval training...even though it’s a label he’s a bit uncomfortable with. But once you read his book, you’ll be blown away with the science that’s showing how to get fit in a much smarter, faster and shorter way.

So if you’re one of the people who thinks they don’t have time to exercise, or you’re not getting results… then you’re going to want to listen up.

Make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast for complete show notes.

Toxins To Avoid | Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 26:40
Toxins To Avoid | Dr. Joseph Pizzorno

Today is all about toxins - what they are and and just how they’re derailing your health. The fact is that, at some point today, you’re going to be exposed to toxins. They’re in your personal care products, including cosmetics, they’re in your foods, including food coloring and artificial sweeteners, and they’re even in your common household items, like sealants in cookware and flame retardants in your clothes.

Lucky for us, today’s guest is the toxin guru - Dr. Joseph Pizzorno. He’s one of the world's leading authorities on science-based natural medicine and he’s the founder of Bastyr University...the first fully accredited, university of natural medicine. He has written and co-authored 12 books and publications, including his new book, The Toxin Solution, which is all about how hidden poisons in the air, water, food, and products we use are destroying our health. It also tells us what we can do to fix it.

For more Kathy Smith, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Discomfort Training | Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D.
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 30:36
Discomfort Training | Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

With all of our modern comforts, it seems that we've lost the ability to experience DIScomfort. Well, Dr. Marc Schoen, author and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA, has some tips and tricks to help us conquer discomfort and make us the master of whatever situation we find ourselves in.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcasts

Avoid Weight Gain While Working a Desk Job
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 34:47
Avoid Weight Gain While Working a Desk Job

Today's 30-minute interview will have you driving down the weight loss road in no time... even if you find yourself sitting for most of the day! 

On the show today is Siphiwe Baleka, an Olympic hopeful-turned-trucker who started a revolution in the trucking industry. There’s 3.5 million truckers who are responsible for making this country work, but the price they pay is SITTING for hours on end. And, if he can help truckers with their health, then he can help people who are sitting at a desk all day, too.

Siphiwe Baleka is leading a revolution for taking one of the most unhealthy professions in America and putting it on the road to be one of the healthiest. In his new book, 4 Minute Fit: The Metabolism Accelerator for the Time Crunched, Deskbound, and Stressed-Out, Siphiwe details how to achieve better metabolism through only 4 minutes of exercise.

 As a Yale grad, Ironman triathlete, Masters swimming champion, and former trucker, Siphiwe is leading the charge for truckers and EVERYBODY who lives a sedentary lifestyle with his 13-week, metabolism spiking program. He’s been featured everywhere from Good Morning America to NPR to Sports Illustrated to Men’s Health.


In this episode, you'll discover... • What to do if your HORMONES aren't telling your body when you're full
 • How to spike your metabolism throughout the day
 • Why is the mitochondria so important for weight loss?
 • What's the difference between weight loss thinking and fat-loss thinking?


For more Kathy goodness, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast!

 

 

Fighting Sugar Addiction | JJ Virgin
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:54
Fighting Sugar Addiction | JJ Virgin

I have to admit: I was a sugar addict. I loved treats. My after-school ritual as a kid was diving into my mom’s drawer of store-bought chocolate cupcakes and cream-filled snack cakes, which started me on the road to a daily treat. I’ve modified my sugar intake throughout the years, as science has revealed that sugar has many negative effects on the body and the brain. But nothing changed my relationship with sugar more than today’s guest, JJ Virgin.

JJ is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Virgin Diet, which topped the charts for over 30 weeks. Years ago, I caught an episode of a television show that JJ was hosting called Freaky Eaters, about people who ate bizarre things - a woman who smothered everything in maple syrup, for example - and as JJ explains, we all have a bit of a freaky eater within us.

For complete show notes and more great stuff, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Does Fat Make You Fat | Dr. Alvin Berger, Ph.D.
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:52
Does Fat Make You Fat | Dr. Alvin Berger, Ph.D.

If you’re confused about which fats to eat or which fat makes you fat, then you’re not alone! It’s one big, fat, mess.

So, let’s separate fat from fiction.

Today guest, Dr. Alvin Berger has 30 years of research experience in nutritional and pharmaceutical sciences. And, the focus of his most current research is dietary fat. He’s here today to make sense of some of the confusing health recommendations about which are the good fats, and how much fat belongs in a healthy diet.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Becoming a Superager | Katy Bowman
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 35:06
Becoming a Superager | Katy Bowman

About 20 years ago, I started writing about the 3 F’s of fitness: formal, fun, and functional.  Formal is going to the gym or to a class. Fun is what it sounds like: running on the beach or doing a favorite activity, whether it’s going on a hike or swimming at the pool. And functional is fitting fitness into your everyday life.

When it comes to functional fitness, it’s all about the little itty bitty things you can do each day. I know, you’ve heard it hundreds of times - park further away from the store, catch up with your friends on a walk instead of sitting and chatting on the phone, and of course, take the stairs instead of the escalator!

So finding ways to move more throughout the day is the message and the mission of our next guest, Katy Bowman. She runs www.nutritiousmovement.com. You’re going to want to listen up because Katy has created a new movement vocabulary that is unique and original.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Thyroid 101 | Dr. Izabella Wentz
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 35:29
Thyroid 101 | Dr. Izabella Wentz

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower front of the neck. It makes thyroid hormone which, in turn, goes into the bloodstream. This process creates energy and enhances the activity of just about every function in your body. It determines your mood, your skin and hair health, body temperature, blood sugar levels, hormonal function, and whether you're more likely to gain weight or lose weight. Today's guest is Dr. Izabella Wentz. She is an internationally-acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist. She's dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of why the thyroid can go haywire and just doesn't function properly.

Dr. Wentz is a New York Times Bestselling author. In her new book, Hashimoto's Protocols, she discusses the most common auto immune condition in the United States.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America
15:28
2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 15:28
Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America

Today, I’m so excited to have on the show a man who needs no introduction...the one and only Dr. Oz. He has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.

On this extraordinary episode, you'll learn:

  • What is the single biggest cause of aging?
  • What is the single most under-appreciated problem in America
  • What you can do on a daily basis can extend your healthspan (that period of life when you're free from disease and you're thriving.)
  • What's the next biggest trend in medicine?
  • Plus... Short on cash? Find out if buying organic produce really worth the extra money?

Recently, Dr. Oz was here in Park City, doing a little skiing, and helping launch the Blair Education Center and the new Park City LiVe Well Center…a beautiful new addition to the Park City Hospital. It really embodies the community’s commitment to preventing disease and promoting well-being.

He’s a true pioneer and champion in personal wellness, and his plan, The Regimen, is a daily checklist that shows you what to eat, what to take, and what to do to improve your health now!

The man has more vitality than the Energizer bunny, and when we spoke recently, he talked about his latest passion, and single most under-appreciated problem in America.

For more Kathy Smith, make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 35:12
Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried

We've all heard over and over again that exercise is good for you. We’ve heard that eating vegetables is good for you. We’ve also heard that sleeping more is good for you. Despite all of us knowing these things, there are so many people who haven't shifted their patterns. You see, hearing a message doesn't necessarily inspire somebody to take action. What I’ve found through the years is that if you want to make a new habit, you have to bring a powerful reason for changing. Saying, “I want to lose 10 pounds to look better in my swimsuit” is just not a strong enough incentive or motivation to create long-term change.

Today, we’re speaking with Dr. Sara Gottfried and she’s going to share with us how you can reset your genes, reverse aging, and turn back the clock 10 years. Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard-educated physician. She's a speaker and the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Fasting Mimicking Diet | Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D.
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 25:23
Fasting Mimicking Diet | Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D.

In my 35 years of being in the health and wellness business, I’ve experienced a lot of strategies for staying healthy and living longer. But none more convincing that what we’re going to be talking about today.

Today’s guest, Professor Valter Longo, is going to talk to us about the latest findings related to FMD - Fasting Mimicking Diets.

It appears that by periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a host of positive effects on aging, organ function, and weight management.

Professor Valter Longo is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on prolongation of lifespan and longevity. His work and discoveries are labelled as some of the greatest achievements in science. He directs a laboratory of twenty researchers at the Andrus Gerontology Center, one of the oldest and leading centers for research on aging and age-related diseases in the country.

For over 20 years, he's been studying the complex mechanisms which control aging. He’s an award-winning researcher, gerontology and biological sciences professor and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. You can find out more about Fasting Mimicking Diets at www.l-nutra.com.

Clean Skin From Within | Dr. Trevor Cates
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:25
Clean Skin From Within | Dr. Trevor Cates

It’s a fact, your skin changes as you age. If you’re like most of us, you’ve noticed more wrinkles, age spots, dryness, and sometimes even outbreaks of rashes or spots. According to experts, women are increasingly suffering from a phenomenon called 'sick skin,” which is caused by stressful modern lifestyles, diet, and overuse of cosmetics and skincare products that are packed with chemicals.

Today’s guest, Dr. Trevor Cates, says that your skin is a reflection of what’s happening inside your body. Or as she likes to describe it, “your skin is your magic mirror,” offering clues about your internal health. So if you had a weekend of splurging, perhaps a few too many glasses of wine or a sugar binge, believe me… it’s going to show up on your skin!

In her new book, Clean Skin From Within: A Two Week Program To Glowing, Naturally Youthful Skin, Dr. Cates provides a four-step process to reset your body and achieve radiant skin. She shares some of knowledge with Kathy in today's episode.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

The Ultimate Heart Health Guide for Women | Dr. Kathy Magliato
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 31:48
The Ultimate Heart Health Guide for Women | Dr. Kathy Magliato

Heart disease runs in Kathy’s family. Despite the fact that her father appeared to be in great health, he had a massive heart attack and passed away when Kathy was 17. This life-altering incident changed Kathy and redirected her life towards a keen interest in heart health.

Today’s guest is Dr. Kathy Magliato, one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. She is author of the New York Times bestseller Heart Matters, the inspiration for the NBC show Heartbeat, and is a recipient of the Spirit of Humanitarianism award.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried
35:12
2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 35:12
Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried

We've all heard over and over again that exercise is good for you. We’ve heard that eating vegetables is good for you. We’ve also heard that sleeping more is good for you. Despite all of us knowing these things, there are so many people who haven't shifted their patterns. You see, hearing a message doesn't necessarily inspire somebody to take action. What I’ve found through the years is that if you want to make a new habit, you have to bring a powerful reason for changing. Saying, “I want to lose 10 pounds to look better in my swimsuit” is just not a strong enough incentive or motivation to create long-term change.

Today, we’re speaking with Dr. Sara Gottfried and she’s going to share with us how you can reset your genes, reverse aging, and turn back the clock 10 years. Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard-educated physician. She's a speaker and the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:54
Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?

Kathy welcomes Mark Sisson, the author of the best-selling The Primal Blueprint. Mark and Kathy talk about his transition from being an endurance "cardio junkie" to something more balanced. Along the way, they discuss some of what Mark has tried out and what he's doing to help extend his life as long as possible! (You'll want to stick around for that.)

Mark sure to check out Mark's blog, Mark's Daily Apple.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcas

Walk Away Belly Fat
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 44:20
Walk Away Belly Fat

We're doing something special today. Join Kathy as she leads you through a 20-minute walking core circuit workout followed by 20 minutes of core on-the-floor exercises. This is going to be fun and good for you.

Make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast for more information about who Kathy has been talking to!

Cure Chronic Pain | Dr. Joe Tatta
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 31:06
Cure Chronic Pain | Dr. Joe Tatta

One of the highlights of doing the work I do is being able to meet people who are changing how we approach healing our bodies. And today’s guest is definitely one of those people: Dr. Joe Tatta. He deals with a topic that impacts all of us at some time in our life: PAIN. Not the obvious discomfort that happens when you drop a 10-lb weight on your foot, but that mystifying pain that lingers.

I met Joe few years ago and I’m just so impressed by his passion for life and how he’s helping people regain control of their lives by breaking the cycle of persistent pain.

Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, who specializes in treating persistent pain and autoimmune health issues. His new book is called, Heal Your Pain Now; A Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 34:13
Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?

Today, Dr. Zach Bush talks with Kathy about gut health: What is a healthy gut and how can it help us lose weight? Also, Dr. Bush talks about how to boost your immune system, enhance mental clarity, and slow biological aging. 

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Stay Young Forever | Bill Gifford
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 31:29
Stay Young Forever | Bill Gifford

People will do some pretty interesting things to look younger, feel younger, and to live longer - myself included. As we age, it's only natural that we want to look and feel our best. So it's easy to buy into the promise of eternal youth - whether it's a product, a treatment, or some magic elixir - and it can get downright confusing to separate fact from fiction.

So, I'm thrilled to speak with journalist Bill Gifford. His New York Times bestselling book, Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying), is a fascinating read. Bill reveals why some people live to be 100 without even trying, how your fat tissue could be killing you, and how to heal your DNA back to a younger version of itself. To research the book, he talked to scientists as well as everyday body hackers who were working on discovering how to reverse the effects of aging.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

 

Cycle Carbs | Dr. Alan Christianson
32:48
2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:48
Cycle Carbs | Dr. Alan Christianson

Two years into Kathy’s television first show, something started happening with one of her eyes. Doctors were not sure what the issue was - bacteria? Some sort of infection? A clogged tear duct? Finally, a doctor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA diagnosed Kathy with Graves Disease, a condition which was attacking her thyroid gland. This experience jumpstarted Kathy’s lifelong journey to understanding the remarkable thyroid and adrenal glands.

Today’s guest is Dr. Alan Christianson, New York Times best-selling author and naturopathic medical doctor (NMD) with a focus on thyroid disorders. He founded Integrative Health, a physician group dedicated to helping people with thyroid disease, and is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease and The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

For complete show notes, please visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Unlocking From Autism | Susan Levin
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 36:57
Unlocking From Autism | Susan Levin

We have an amazing guest today who has devoted her life unlocking and unleashing her best self. Today’s guest is Susan Levin, author of the book, Unlocked.

Susan’s son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism at nearly five years of age and, after that, she hit an emotional low like she had never known before. And you have to understand Susan is a strong, successful person -  she graduated from Harvard and was a lawyer in Boston. But when she heard the news she simply felt overwhelmed. That's when her journey began to understand the roots of her son's autism and discover methods to improve his condition. Along the way, a powerful transformation took place in Susan’s life and the lives of the people around her.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet
25:23
2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 25:23
Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet

In my 35 years of being in the health and wellness business, I’ve experienced a lot of strategies for staying healthy and living longer. But none more convincing that what we’re going to be talking about today.

Today’s guest, Professor Valter Longo, is going to talk to us about the latest findings related to FMD - Fasting Mimicking Diets.

It appears that by periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a host of positive effects on aging, organ function, and weight management.

Professor Valter Longo is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on prolongation of lifespan and longevity. His work and discoveries are labelled as some of the greatest achievements in science. He directs a laboratory of twenty researchers at the Andrus Gerontology Center, one of the oldest and leading centers for research on aging and age-related diseases in the country.

For over 20 years, he's been studying the complex mechanisms which control aging. He’s an award-winning researcher, gerontology and biological sciences professor and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. You can find out more about Fasting Mimicking Diets at www.l-nutra.com.

Dreamtime Meditation
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:10
Dreamtime Meditation

As a child, I had no problem sleeping through the noise of freight trains and marching bands, jet planes, and alarm clocks. For most of my adult life, too, I've been able to drop off immediately and fall into the most wonderful slumber. But occasionally, my mind wanders, leaving me staring at the ceiling. On nights like this, I've found a self-hypnotic relaxation technique that allows me to not only slip into dreamtime, but also sleep more deeply. This is a simply a creative visualization method where you comfortably close your eyes, take your focus off the world, and live in your imagination. This is a time and a space that you’ve set aside for you, to focus the incredible power of your mind, to tap into the creative resources of your other-than-conscious mind.

For more, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Reverse Brain Aging | Dr. Daniel Amen
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 27:29
Reverse Brain Aging | Dr. Daniel Amen

We’re talking about breakthrough techniques that allow you to improve your focus, ignite your energy, deal with anxiety and depression, and reverse the mental aging process.

Today's guest, Dr. Daniel Amen, is one of the most popular psychiatrists in the country. He's the author of more than two dozen books including ten New York Times best sellers. He's the founder and CEO of Amen Clinics where he and his colleagues have created the largest database of brain scans related to behavior with toughly 120,000 brain scans. Daniel has written, produced, and hosted popular shows about the brain including the PBS special, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body”.   For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.  

Dr. Tami Meraglia | Testosterone Power
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 31:46
Dr. Tami Meraglia | Testosterone Power

Thirty years ago, when I wrote my first strength training book, one of the chapters was about testosterone. At the time, women were concerned about bulking up and looking too masculine and the most common complaint I heard about strength training was, “Kathy, I don't want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger!” And my response was always, “OK. Beyond the eight hours a day you'd have to spend in the gym, women don't have enough testosterone to make those kind of strength gains.” So fast forward 30 years and now the discussion focuses much more on the benefits of testosterone - ones that go far beyond increased muscles and strength. I spoke with Dr. Tami Meraglia who is opening the dialogue on this misunderstood hormone in her best-selling book, The Hormone Secret. Her book provides you with a 30-day plan to help balance your hormones and renew your vitality.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Max Testa | Assessing Your Fitness Levels
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 23:09
Dr. Max Testa | Assessing Your Fitness Levels

One of my goals for 2017 is to ride across America. Now, you might be thinking yourself: “Kathy, you're absolutely crazy!” And, I probably am a little crazy - but, my mission has always been to inspire the best in people, to help them dream big and reach their goals. This ride across the country is simply the next step in that journey.

As soon as I set the fall 2017 date, I started hearing from people all across the country. The man that gave me the most confidence in my abilities to pull this whole thing off is today’s guest, Dr. Max Testa. Dr. Testa specializes in sports and exercise medicine from prevention, to diagnosis, and then to treatment. He's worked with professional cyclist and pro cycling teams for over 25 years and has participated in 17 Tour de France races. He even coached Lance Armstrong! Dr. Testa and I also serve on the advisory board at the LiVe Well Center in Park City, Utah. He’s a legend when it comes to giving advice on training, preventing injury, and accessing peak performance.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Baron Baptiste | Yoga
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:01
Baron Baptiste | Yoga

Today’s guest, Baron Baptiste, is not only my friend, but also he’s one of the most respected and renowned yogis in the world. For more than 25 years, Baron has devoted his life to creating and sharing transformational yoga practices and programs. He shares the Baptiste Yoga methodology through workshops, books. His newest one, Perfectly Imperfect, is a MUST-READ New York Times best seller and I leave it on my bedside table.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Katy Bowman | Rethink Your Every Step
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 35:06
Katy Bowman | Rethink Your Every Step

About 20 years ago, I started writing about the 3 F’s of fitness: formal, fun, and functional.  Formal is going to the gym or to a class. Fun is what it sounds like: running on the beach or doing a favorite activity, whether it’s going on a hike or swimming at the pool. And functional is fitting fitness into your everyday life.

When it comes to functional fitness, it’s all about the little itty bitty things you can do each day. I know, you’ve heard it hundreds of times - park further away from the store, catch up with your friends on a walk instead of sitting and chatting on the phone, and of course, take the stairs instead of the escalator!

So finding ways to move more throughout the day is the message and the mission of our next guest, Katy Bowman. She runs www.nutritiousmovement.com. You’re going to want to listen up because Katy has created a new movement vocabulary that is unique and original.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 25:23
Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet

In my 35 years of being in the health and wellness business, I’ve experienced a lot of strategies for staying healthy and living longer. But none more convincing that what we’re going to be talking about today.

Today’s guest, Professor Valter Longo, is going to talk to us about the latest findings related to FMD - Fasting Mimicking Diets.

It appears that by periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a host of positive effects on aging, organ function, and weight management.

Professor Valter Longo is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on prolongation of lifespan and longevity. His work and discoveries are labelled as some of the greatest achievements in science. He directs a laboratory of twenty researchers at the Andrus Gerontology Center, one of the oldest and leading centers for research on aging and age-related diseases in the country.

For over 20 years, he's been studying the complex mechanisms which control aging. He’s an award-winning researcher, gerontology and biological sciences professor and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. You can find out more about Fasting Mimicking Diets at www.l-nutra.com.

Diana Nyad | Everwalk
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 39:14
Diana Nyad | Everwalk

Today's guest is a woman who dares to be different. And what a life she’s had! Julia Child has made her breakfast. She’s been on a date with Woody Allen. And, if you look at the cover of her New York Times Best-Selling book, Find A Way, you’ll know why Bette Midler used to call her “Muscles.”

Her zest for life is infectious. We first met 25 years ago and, little did I know then, but when I saw this power-packed bundle of energy, vitality and pure goodness step on the stage, that she would eventually accomplish a seemingly impossible challenge. By completing her 40-year old dream to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida, in just under 53 hours, she became the ultimate champion. And along the way, she inspired us to feel like champions, and believe that we could accomplish anything we set our minds to.

And for her encore, she’s taking on an even bigger challenge -- stopping the obesity epidemic in this country. And you’re not going to believe how she’s going to do it… by walking across America. And she’s hoping to lure millions of Americans to join her team.  

To walk with Diana, visit www.EverWalk.com.

 

Releasing Negativity with Kathy Smith
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 25:19
Releasing Negativity with Kathy Smith

Negativity is like a rock in your shoe - it will keep causing you pain until you find a solution. Luckily, this week's show is specially designed to you relieve yourself of those unwanted, negative thoughts. It's a good idea to listen to this first thing in the morning so you can turn negativity into positive action throughout the day.

Remember to give the show a 5-star review on iTunes!

For more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

 

Mark Bunn | Ayurveda
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 31:50
Mark Bunn | Ayurveda

One of the defining moments of my life was spending a week in Bali and learning Ayurvedic principles from some of the top people in the field. Our guest today is Mark Bunn, the author of Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health. Mark’s goal is to help you manage stress, maintain peak performance and, of course, to find happiness! After you hear about his seven wisdoms, you might just be inspired to shift your approach and take control of your health and well-being.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 30:22
Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic

You can’t just wake up one day, snap your fingers, and then go pick up a gold medal -  becoming an Olympic champion at anything takes real time, energy, and sacrifice. Very few people commit themselves to that pursuit and even fewer achieve their dreams. Well, today, we have a U.S. Olympian with us to talk about the ups and downs of being a world class athlete.

 

Kate Grace qualified for the 2016 Olympics by winning the Women’s 800-meters at this year’s U.S. Olympic Trials and then reached the final of the 800-meters at the Olympics. Oh yeah! And she’s also my first daughter and I was able to travel to Rio and see her compete in an Olympic Final!

Follow Kate on Twitter (@fastk8), Instagram, and Facebook.

Dr. Joe Mercola | Stand Up For Your Health
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:46
Dr. Joe Mercola | Stand Up For Your Health

A few years ago I was at a wedding in Los Angeles, and one of the guests happened to be Lisa Kudrow who played Phoebe on the hit television series Friends. We were chatting about our professional and personal lives, and I was telling her about coming back from Chicago where I’d been shooting a video with today’s guest, Dr. Joe Mercola, about his newest type of stretching. As soon as I mentioned his name, everyone around me began asking me question after question about Joe and his philosophies. Just as there are people in the music business who are known by a single name - Madonna, Prince - in the world of health and wellness, there’s Mercola.

Dr. Mercola is a three time New York Times bestselling author, and he’s been at the forefront of awaking the nation to the dangers of GMOs in our food. He’s leading the charge in natural health with the number one most visited health website, mercola.com, with almost 10 million unique visitors every month. He’s timeless, fearless, and authentic through and through.

Take a Walk with Kathy Smith
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 46:22
Take a Walk with Kathy Smith

Today, we're doing something VERY special... you're going to take a walk with me! Power Walk is a 40-minute indoor/outdoor walking audio. I love this routine, because all you have to do is click play, and get started. It has engaging, motivating music keeps that keeps the tempo. And, the short interval bursts guarantee you'll reach your cardio and fat-burning goals. Plus, I'll be here every step of the way, coaching you along, to make sure you have proper technique to get the most of your workout.

For more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.  

Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 34:13
Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?

Today, Dr. Zach Bush talks with Kathy about gut health: What is a healthy gut and how can it help us lose weight? Also, Dr. Bush talks about how to boost your immune system, enhance mental clarity, and slow biological aging. 

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Josh Axe DNM, DC, CNS | 5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut
30:07
2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 30:07
Dr. Josh Axe DNM, DC, CNS | 5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut

Remember when you were a kid and you'd drop some food on the ground and then you'd pick it up and eat it without a thought? Well, what if I told you that eating that "dirty" piece of food might have actually been good for you?

Today's guest is Dr. Josh Axe. He's the author of Eat Dirt, a book all about curing leaky gut. For more information on Dr. Axe, visit his wonderful website, www.draxe.com

For complete show notes and other goodies, please visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Discomfort Training
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 30:36
Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Discomfort Training

With all of our modern comforts, it seems that we've lost the ability to experience DIScomfort. Well, Dr. Marc Schoen, author and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA, has some tips and tricks to help us conquer discomfort and make us the master of whatever situation we find ourselves in.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcasts

Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:54
Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?

Kathy welcomes Mark Sisson, the author of the best-selling The Primal Blueprint. Mark and Kathy talk about his transition from being an endurance "cardio junkie" to something more balanced. Along the way, they discuss some of what Mark has tried out and what he's doing to help extend his life as long as possible! (You'll want to stick around for that.)

Mark sure to check out Mark's blog, Mark's Daily Apple.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Dave Asprey | The Key To Willpower
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 27:43
Dave Asprey | The Key To Willpower

How do we get maximum energy and maximum willpower? Today, we’re talking with Dave Asprey, is the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and he’s the host of the top-rated podcast, Bulletproof Radio. He’s one of the most unique people I’ve ever met and he has an intense desire to understand the human body and optimize its functions.

For complete show notes and more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D.| Bone Broth
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 33:21
Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D.| Bone Broth

Bone broth has hit the mainstream recently and it’s being touted from athletes to nutritionists as a superfood. Bone broth bars are actually showing up all over the country! While it might seem new, from the time man discovered fire, they’ve been drinking bone broth. In fact, when I was a kid, we used to take the turkey bones from Thanksgiving dinner and throw it in a pot with carrots, onions, and seasonings - and what we were left with a yummy broth.

Our guest, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, has all of the details on how best to use bone broth in our own diets. It’s her go-to drink for healing, wellness, anti-aging, and weightloss! Dr. Petrucci is a board-certified naturopathic physician and a certified nutrition consultant. She’s the author of the New York TImes Best-Selling Book, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet. She’s a sought-after celebrity doctor all across the United States and she’s appeared on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and countless other television programs.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr. Robert Sallis, M.D. | Exercise is Medicine
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 33:45
Dr. Robert Sallis, M.D. | Exercise is Medicine

25 years ago, I launched a campaign called Walk Fit, and during that time countless people told me how walking changed their lives. One woman went from a size 18 to a size six just by walking! It’s what I like to call the “no excuse” exercise: just throw on a pair of shoes and get outside or get on a treadmill. And brisk walking can do more than help you feel confident in your skin. Additional benefits include reduced body fat, lower blood pressure, and increased blood flow to the brain. This is why the health community calls walking — and all exercise — medicine.

Nobody knows this better than today’s guest, Dr. Bob Sallis. He serves as chairman for the Exercise is Medicine initiative, and has served as President of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Sallis travels across the globe promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, from elite athletes to people who simply need help getting off the couch. He is passionate about his message that everyone can get up, take a walk, and in turn change their lives.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr. Patrick Porter, Ph.D. | Change Your Habits
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 29:07
Dr. Patrick Porter, Ph.D. | Change Your Habits

Our habits and routines - many of which have become ingrained in our subconscious over the course of years - have a tremendous impact on our overall health and happiness. Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows that habits are a key component of weight loss (and that losing weight is not simply a calories in/calories out equation). Whether you wake up and start your day with green tea and meditation or coffee and a cigarette, we train ourselves to engage in certain routines, and it can be very challenging to break free from those routines. Enter this week’s guest, Dr. Patrick Porter, who has been on the cutting edge of brain wave training technology for over 28 years.

Through his Brain Tap Technology, Dr. Porter helps clients unlock their potential and break the detrimental habits they’ve become stuck with. Dr. Porter explains that our brains develop circuits which are “wired and fired” in response to a habit or routine; when a routine changes, our neurology experiences a missing at a cellular level and simply doesn’t know what to do. It is possible, however, to disrupt a routine by shaking up our physiology first (just as an athlete would do when preparing to practice or perform).

For complete show notes and more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

JJ Virgin | Sugar Addiction
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:54
JJ Virgin | Sugar Addiction

I have to admit: I was a sugar addict. I loved treats. My after-school ritual as a kid was diving into my mom’s drawer of store-bought chocolate cupcakes and cream-filled snack cakes, which started me on the road to a daily treat. I’ve modified my sugar intake throughout the years, as science has revealed that sugar has many negative effects on the body and the brain. But nothing changed my relationship with sugar more than today’s guest, JJ Virgin.

JJ is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Virgin Diet, which topped the charts for over 30 weeks. Years ago, I caught an episode of a television show that JJ was hosting called Freaky Eaters, about people who ate bizarre things - a woman who smothered everything in maple syrup, for example - and as JJ explains, we all have a bit of a freaky eater within us.

For complete show notes and more great stuff, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr. Martin Gibala, Ph.D. | High-Intensity Interval Training
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 29:38
Dr. Martin Gibala, Ph.D. | High-Intensity Interval Training

High-Intensity Interval Training (or HIT) is a great way to see real results while having shorter workouts. Obviously, "shorter" doesn't mean "easy", but how hard do you have to push yourself? Well, today we're talking to Dr. Martin Gibala, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Ontario. He's going to talk to us about some exciting studies he has conducted that shed some light on HIT and how to make it work best for you. 

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

AND, don't forget to subscribe to the show and give us a five-star rating!

Dr. Alan Christianson, NMD | Carb Cycling
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 32:48
Dr. Alan Christianson, NMD | Carb Cycling

Two years into Kathy’s first television show, something started happening with one of her eyes. Doctors were not sure what the issue was - bacteria? Some sort of infection? A clogged tear duct? Finally, a doctor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA diagnosed Kathy with Graves Disease, a condition which was attacking her thyroid gland. This experience jumpstarted Kathy’s lifelong journey to understanding the remarkable thyroid and adrenal glands.

Today, we're talking about thyroids with one of the best! Today’s guest is Dr. Alan Christianson, New York Times best-selling author and naturopathic medical doctor (NMD) with a focus on thyroid disorders. 

Make sure you subscribe to the show and visit iTunes and leave a five-star review!

For complete show notes and more information about Kathy, visit www.kathysmith.com.

Dr. Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. | Adult Way to Strength Train
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 34:40
Dr. Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. | Adult Way to Strength Train

A lot of people waste a lot of time training in ways that won't allow them to reach their goals. Today, Kathy is speaking with Dr. Wayne Westcott about how to think about training intelligently. Dr. Westcott has written over 20 books, 500 articles, and 600 newspaper columns about muscle-building exercise. He’s spent thousands of hours in the research lab, educated, tested and certified thousands of trainers throughout the world, and has been a trusted consultant for prestigious organizations interested in strength, such as The U.S. Navy and The U.S. Air Force.

Make sure you subscribe to the show and visit iTunes and leave a five-star review!

For complete show notes and more information about Kathy, visit www.kathysmith.com

Dr. Kathy Magliato, M.D. | Heart Health
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2017-09-21 04:42:55 UTC 31:48
Dr. Kathy Magliato, M.D. | Heart Health

You've only got one heart, so you need to make sure you take care of it! Lucky for all of us, Dr. Kathy Magliato is speaking with us about ways to make sure your heart is in tip-top condition. Dr. Magliato is one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. She is author of the New York Times bestseller Heart Matters, the inspiration for the NBC show Heartbeat, and is a recipient of the Spirit of Humanitarianism award. 

Make sure you subscribe to the show and visit iTunes and leave a five-star review!

For complete show notes and more information about Kathy, visit www.kathysmith.com.

 

Don't Ignore Your Pelvic Floor! | Dr. Julie Reil
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2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 33:31
Don't Ignore Your Pelvic Floor! | Dr. Julie Reil

Let's talk about something that's not often discussed...your hoo ha, cha cha, lady flower, va-jay-jay. Whatever you call it… it’s a fact, your vagina and its surrounding areas will undoubtedly change as time goes by. As you go through your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, you’ll see that just like every other part of your body, your vagina is getting older. Even though every woman, and every vagina, is different, there are some common transformations that happen with each decade. Because of the embarrassment or uncomfortable nature of discussing the topic, many times we’re typically uninformed and unprepared for the realities of our aging lady parts!   That’s about to change, because today’s podcast guest, Dr. Julie Reil is here to talk about how to keep everything “down there” healthy and active. Julie is an internationally recognized physician, women’s health and nutrition advocate, educational speaker, and Women’s Voice author. For more information and complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America
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2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 15:28
Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America

Today, I’m so excited to have on the show a man who needs no introduction...the one and only Dr. Oz. He has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.

On this extraordinary episode, you'll learn:

  • What is the single biggest cause of aging?
  • What is the single most under-appreciated problem in America
  • What you can do on a daily basis can extend your healthspan (that period of life when you're free from disease and you're thriving.)
  • What's the next biggest trend in medicine?
  • Plus... Short on cash? Find out if buying organic produce really worth the extra money?

Recently, Dr. Oz was here in Park City, doing a little skiing, and helping launch the Blair Education Center and the new Park City LiVe Well Center…a beautiful new addition to the Park City Hospital. It really embodies the community’s commitment to preventing disease and promoting well-being.

He’s a true pioneer and champion in personal wellness, and his plan, The Regimen, is a daily checklist that shows you what to eat, what to take, and what to do to improve your health now!

The man has more vitality than the Energizer bunny, and when we spoke recently, he talked about his latest passion, and single most under-appreciated problem in America.

For more Kathy Smith, make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Everything You Need To Know About Going Vegan | The Badass Vegan
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2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 36:22
Everything You Need To Know About Going Vegan | The Badass Vegan

If you've been thinking adding more beans and leafy greens to your daily meals, or even tapping into your inner herbivore and swapping out meat completely, then this podcast episode is for you. This week, I speak with John Lewis. You may know him as the Badass Vegan. He commands the attention of everybody in a room with his 6-foot physique, toned arms, and smile the size of the sun.

After experiencing some health issues in 2004, John’s doctor suggested that excessive animal protein consumption just might be to blame. So he took on a 30-day NO-MEAT challenge, which was an unlikely move for a gym rat who played college basketball. Even though his friends and family weren’t convinced at first, after his 30-day experiment he felt better than ever. The rest is history.

Beyond his Badass Vegan nickname, John is an in-demand public speaker, personal trainer, and entrepreneur with a mission to bust traditional vegan stereotypes and educate the world about plant-based nutrition and eating more consciously. He’s been featured everywhere from Muscle & Fitness to Men’s Fitness, to Maxim and even Sports Illustrated. In fact, you might have seen him highlighted with my friend Tony Horton in a P90X TV ad.

For show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

The Truth Behind the Keto Diet | Dr. Dan Pompa
31:05
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 31:05
The Truth Behind the Keto Diet | Dr. Dan Pompa

We're talking about cellular toxicity. It’s not a topic you hear a lot about, and yet it can be the underlying cause of so many issues including gut problems, a sluggish metabolism, and even the inability to focus throughout the day. Dr. Dan Pompa is considered to be one of the world’s leaders in healing your cells. His years of extensive research have enabled him to help others suffering from all kinds of health issues. Anything from inability to lose weight to fibromyalgia - from chronic fatigue syndrome to sensory integration disorders. Dan’s passion is rooted in his own personal health struggle. He’s a walking testimony of the body’s amazing aptitude for healing itself. Dan’s 3-year battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome completely wiped him out. The debilitating effects included…anxiety, insomnia, brain fog, panic attacks...and the list goes on. His journey of bottoming out and then coming back to be one of the most vital, vibrant people on the planet is a story you’re going to want to hear! It really is nothing short of a miracle. In his book, Cellular Healing Diet, he lays out a plan that helps you heal your cells so you can revitalize your body, lose weight, and maximize your health.

For more, visit www.kathysmith.com.

Bone Broth | Dr. Kellyann Petrucci
33:21
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 33:21
Bone Broth | Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

Bone broth has hit the mainstream recently and it’s being touted from athletes to nutritionists as a superfood. Bone broth bars are actually showing up all over the country! While it might seem new, from the time man discovered fire, they’ve been drinking bone broth. In fact, when I was a kid, we used to take the turkey bones from Thanksgiving dinner and throw it in a pot with carrots, onions, and seasonings - and what we were left with a yummy broth.

Our guest, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, has all of the details on how best to use bone broth in our own diets. It’s her go-to drink for healing, wellness, anti-aging, and weightloss! Dr. Petrucci is a board-certified naturopathic physician and a certified nutrition consultant. She’s the author of the New York TImes Best-Selling Book, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet. She’s a sought-after celebrity doctor all across the United States and she’s appeared on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and countless other television programs.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic (UPDATED)
47:53
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 47:53
Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic (UPDATED)

You can’t just wake up one day, snap your fingers, and then go pick up a gold medal -  becoming an Olympic champion at anything takes real time, energy, and sacrifice. Very few people commit themselves to that pursuit and even fewer achieve their dreams. Well, today, we have a U.S. Olympian with us to talk about the ups and downs of being a world class athlete.

Kate Grace qualified for the 2016 Olympics by winning the Women’s 800-meters at this year’s U.S. Olympic Trials and then reached the final of the 800-meters at the Olympics. Oh yeah! And she’s also my first daughter and I was able to travel to Rio and see her compete in an Olympic Final!

Follow Kate on Twitter (@fastk8), Instagram, and Facebook.

5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut | Dr. Josh Axe
30:07
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 30:07
5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut | Dr. Josh Axe

Remember when you were a kid and you'd drop some food on the ground and then you'd pick it up and eat it without a thought? Well, what if I told you that eating that "dirty" piece of food might have actually been good for you?

Today's guest is Dr. Josh Axe. He's the author of Eat Dirt, a book all about curing leaky gut. For more information on Dr. Axe, visit his wonderful website, www.draxe.com

For complete show notes and other goodies, please visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Exercise Snacking | Dr. Martin Gibala
20:38
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 20:38
Exercise Snacking | Dr. Martin Gibala

What do you think it takes to get fit? Most people think that it takes a lot of time and a lot of hard work. Today’s guest disagrees.

Martin Gibala is a professor and the chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. In Martin’s new book, The One Minute Workout, he reveals the science and the history behind one of the most popular methods of working out: interval training.

Martin’s here to talk about how low can you go - meaning how little exercise you can do and still get results. Martin is being called a “guru” of interval training...even though it’s a label he’s a bit uncomfortable with. But once you read his book, you’ll be blown away with the science that’s showing how to get fit in a much smarter, faster and shorter way.

So if you’re one of the people who thinks they don’t have time to exercise, or you’re not getting results… then you’re going to want to listen up.

Make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast for complete show notes.

Toxins To Avoid | Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
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2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 26:40
Toxins To Avoid | Dr. Joseph Pizzorno

Today is all about toxins - what they are and and just how they’re derailing your health. The fact is that, at some point today, you’re going to be exposed to toxins. They’re in your personal care products, including cosmetics, they’re in your foods, including food coloring and artificial sweeteners, and they’re even in your common household items, like sealants in cookware and flame retardants in your clothes.

Lucky for us, today’s guest is the toxin guru - Dr. Joseph Pizzorno. He’s one of the world's leading authorities on science-based natural medicine and he’s the founder of Bastyr University...the first fully accredited, university of natural medicine. He has written and co-authored 12 books and publications, including his new book, The Toxin Solution, which is all about how hidden poisons in the air, water, food, and products we use are destroying our health. It also tells us what we can do to fix it.

For more Kathy Smith, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Discomfort Training | Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D.
30:36
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 30:36
Discomfort Training | Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

With all of our modern comforts, it seems that we've lost the ability to experience DIScomfort. Well, Dr. Marc Schoen, author and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA, has some tips and tricks to help us conquer discomfort and make us the master of whatever situation we find ourselves in.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcasts

Avoid Weight Gain While Working a Desk Job
34:47
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 34:47
Avoid Weight Gain While Working a Desk Job

Today's 30-minute interview will have you driving down the weight loss road in no time... even if you find yourself sitting for most of the day! 

On the show today is Siphiwe Baleka, an Olympic hopeful-turned-trucker who started a revolution in the trucking industry. There’s 3.5 million truckers who are responsible for making this country work, but the price they pay is SITTING for hours on end. And, if he can help truckers with their health, then he can help people who are sitting at a desk all day, too.

Siphiwe Baleka is leading a revolution for taking one of the most unhealthy professions in America and putting it on the road to be one of the healthiest. In his new book, 4 Minute Fit: The Metabolism Accelerator for the Time Crunched, Deskbound, and Stressed-Out, Siphiwe details how to achieve better metabolism through only 4 minutes of exercise.

 As a Yale grad, Ironman triathlete, Masters swimming champion, and former trucker, Siphiwe is leading the charge for truckers and EVERYBODY who lives a sedentary lifestyle with his 13-week, metabolism spiking program. He’s been featured everywhere from Good Morning America to NPR to Sports Illustrated to Men’s Health.


In this episode, you'll discover... • What to do if your HORMONES aren't telling your body when you're full
 • How to spike your metabolism throughout the day
 • Why is the mitochondria so important for weight loss?
 • What's the difference between weight loss thinking and fat-loss thinking?


For more Kathy goodness, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast!

 

 

Fighting Sugar Addiction | JJ Virgin
32:54
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 32:54
Fighting Sugar Addiction | JJ Virgin

I have to admit: I was a sugar addict. I loved treats. My after-school ritual as a kid was diving into my mom’s drawer of store-bought chocolate cupcakes and cream-filled snack cakes, which started me on the road to a daily treat. I’ve modified my sugar intake throughout the years, as science has revealed that sugar has many negative effects on the body and the brain. But nothing changed my relationship with sugar more than today’s guest, JJ Virgin.

JJ is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Virgin Diet, which topped the charts for over 30 weeks. Years ago, I caught an episode of a television show that JJ was hosting called Freaky Eaters, about people who ate bizarre things - a woman who smothered everything in maple syrup, for example - and as JJ explains, we all have a bit of a freaky eater within us.

For complete show notes and more great stuff, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Does Fat Make You Fat | Dr. Alvin Berger, Ph.D.
32:52
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 32:52
Does Fat Make You Fat | Dr. Alvin Berger, Ph.D.

If you’re confused about which fats to eat or which fat makes you fat, then you’re not alone! It’s one big, fat, mess.

So, let’s separate fat from fiction.

Today guest, Dr. Alvin Berger has 30 years of research experience in nutritional and pharmaceutical sciences. And, the focus of his most current research is dietary fat. He’s here today to make sense of some of the confusing health recommendations about which are the good fats, and how much fat belongs in a healthy diet.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Becoming a Superager | Katy Bowman
35:06
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 35:06
Becoming a Superager | Katy Bowman

About 20 years ago, I started writing about the 3 F’s of fitness: formal, fun, and functional.  Formal is going to the gym or to a class. Fun is what it sounds like: running on the beach or doing a favorite activity, whether it’s going on a hike or swimming at the pool. And functional is fitting fitness into your everyday life.

When it comes to functional fitness, it’s all about the little itty bitty things you can do each day. I know, you’ve heard it hundreds of times - park further away from the store, catch up with your friends on a walk instead of sitting and chatting on the phone, and of course, take the stairs instead of the escalator!

So finding ways to move more throughout the day is the message and the mission of our next guest, Katy Bowman. She runs www.nutritiousmovement.com. You’re going to want to listen up because Katy has created a new movement vocabulary that is unique and original.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Thyroid 101 | Dr. Izabella Wentz
35:29
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 35:29
Thyroid 101 | Dr. Izabella Wentz

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower front of the neck. It makes thyroid hormone which, in turn, goes into the bloodstream. This process creates energy and enhances the activity of just about every function in your body. It determines your mood, your skin and hair health, body temperature, blood sugar levels, hormonal function, and whether you're more likely to gain weight or lose weight. Today's guest is Dr. Izabella Wentz. She is an internationally-acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist. She's dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of why the thyroid can go haywire and just doesn't function properly.

Dr. Wentz is a New York Times Bestselling author. In her new book, Hashimoto's Protocols, she discusses the most common auto immune condition in the United States.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America
15:28
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 15:28
Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America

Today, I’m so excited to have on the show a man who needs no introduction...the one and only Dr. Oz. He has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.

On this extraordinary episode, you'll learn:

  • What is the single biggest cause of aging?
  • What is the single most under-appreciated problem in America
  • What you can do on a daily basis can extend your healthspan (that period of life when you're free from disease and you're thriving.)
  • What's the next biggest trend in medicine?
  • Plus... Short on cash? Find out if buying organic produce really worth the extra money?

Recently, Dr. Oz was here in Park City, doing a little skiing, and helping launch the Blair Education Center and the new Park City LiVe Well Center…a beautiful new addition to the Park City Hospital. It really embodies the community’s commitment to preventing disease and promoting well-being.

He’s a true pioneer and champion in personal wellness, and his plan, The Regimen, is a daily checklist that shows you what to eat, what to take, and what to do to improve your health now!

The man has more vitality than the Energizer bunny, and when we spoke recently, he talked about his latest passion, and single most under-appreciated problem in America.

For more Kathy Smith, make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried
35:12
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 35:12
Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried

We've all heard over and over again that exercise is good for you. We’ve heard that eating vegetables is good for you. We’ve also heard that sleeping more is good for you. Despite all of us knowing these things, there are so many people who haven't shifted their patterns. You see, hearing a message doesn't necessarily inspire somebody to take action. What I’ve found through the years is that if you want to make a new habit, you have to bring a powerful reason for changing. Saying, “I want to lose 10 pounds to look better in my swimsuit” is just not a strong enough incentive or motivation to create long-term change.

Today, we’re speaking with Dr. Sara Gottfried and she’s going to share with us how you can reset your genes, reverse aging, and turn back the clock 10 years. Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard-educated physician. She's a speaker and the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Fasting Mimicking Diet | Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D.
25:23
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 25:23
Fasting Mimicking Diet | Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D.

In my 35 years of being in the health and wellness business, I’ve experienced a lot of strategies for staying healthy and living longer. But none more convincing that what we’re going to be talking about today.

Today’s guest, Professor Valter Longo, is going to talk to us about the latest findings related to FMD - Fasting Mimicking Diets.

It appears that by periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a host of positive effects on aging, organ function, and weight management.

Professor Valter Longo is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on prolongation of lifespan and longevity. His work and discoveries are labelled as some of the greatest achievements in science. He directs a laboratory of twenty researchers at the Andrus Gerontology Center, one of the oldest and leading centers for research on aging and age-related diseases in the country.

For over 20 years, he's been studying the complex mechanisms which control aging. He’s an award-winning researcher, gerontology and biological sciences professor and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. You can find out more about Fasting Mimicking Diets at www.l-nutra.com.

Clean Skin From Within | Dr. Trevor Cates
32:25
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 32:25
Clean Skin From Within | Dr. Trevor Cates

It’s a fact, your skin changes as you age. If you’re like most of us, you’ve noticed more wrinkles, age spots, dryness, and sometimes even outbreaks of rashes or spots. According to experts, women are increasingly suffering from a phenomenon called 'sick skin,” which is caused by stressful modern lifestyles, diet, and overuse of cosmetics and skincare products that are packed with chemicals.

Today’s guest, Dr. Trevor Cates, says that your skin is a reflection of what’s happening inside your body. Or as she likes to describe it, “your skin is your magic mirror,” offering clues about your internal health. So if you had a weekend of splurging, perhaps a few too many glasses of wine or a sugar binge, believe me… it’s going to show up on your skin!

In her new book, Clean Skin From Within: A Two Week Program To Glowing, Naturally Youthful Skin, Dr. Cates provides a four-step process to reset your body and achieve radiant skin. She shares some of knowledge with Kathy in today's episode.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

The Ultimate Heart Health Guide for Women | Dr. Kathy Magliato
31:48
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 31:48
The Ultimate Heart Health Guide for Women | Dr. Kathy Magliato

Heart disease runs in Kathy’s family. Despite the fact that her father appeared to be in great health, he had a massive heart attack and passed away when Kathy was 17. This life-altering incident changed Kathy and redirected her life towards a keen interest in heart health.

Today’s guest is Dr. Kathy Magliato, one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. She is author of the New York Times bestseller Heart Matters, the inspiration for the NBC show Heartbeat, and is a recipient of the Spirit of Humanitarianism award.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried
35:12
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 35:12
Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried

We've all heard over and over again that exercise is good for you. We’ve heard that eating vegetables is good for you. We’ve also heard that sleeping more is good for you. Despite all of us knowing these things, there are so many people who haven't shifted their patterns. You see, hearing a message doesn't necessarily inspire somebody to take action. What I’ve found through the years is that if you want to make a new habit, you have to bring a powerful reason for changing. Saying, “I want to lose 10 pounds to look better in my swimsuit” is just not a strong enough incentive or motivation to create long-term change.

Today, we’re speaking with Dr. Sara Gottfried and she’s going to share with us how you can reset your genes, reverse aging, and turn back the clock 10 years. Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard-educated physician. She's a speaker and the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?
32:54
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 32:54
Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?

Kathy welcomes Mark Sisson, the author of the best-selling The Primal Blueprint. Mark and Kathy talk about his transition from being an endurance "cardio junkie" to something more balanced. Along the way, they discuss some of what Mark has tried out and what he's doing to help extend his life as long as possible! (You'll want to stick around for that.)

Mark sure to check out Mark's blog, Mark's Daily Apple.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcas

Walk Away Belly Fat
44:20
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 44:20
Walk Away Belly Fat

We're doing something special today. Join Kathy as she leads you through a 20-minute walking core circuit workout followed by 20 minutes of core on-the-floor exercises. This is going to be fun and good for you.

Make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast for more information about who Kathy has been talking to!

Cure Chronic Pain | Dr. Joe Tatta
31:06
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 31:06
Cure Chronic Pain | Dr. Joe Tatta

One of the highlights of doing the work I do is being able to meet people who are changing how we approach healing our bodies. And today’s guest is definitely one of those people: Dr. Joe Tatta. He deals with a topic that impacts all of us at some time in our life: PAIN. Not the obvious discomfort that happens when you drop a 10-lb weight on your foot, but that mystifying pain that lingers.

I met Joe few years ago and I’m just so impressed by his passion for life and how he’s helping people regain control of their lives by breaking the cycle of persistent pain.

Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, who specializes in treating persistent pain and autoimmune health issues. His new book is called, Heal Your Pain Now; A Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?
34:13
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 34:13
Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?

Today, Dr. Zach Bush talks with Kathy about gut health: What is a healthy gut and how can it help us lose weight? Also, Dr. Bush talks about how to boost your immune system, enhance mental clarity, and slow biological aging. 

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Stay Young Forever | Bill Gifford
31:29
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 31:29
Stay Young Forever | Bill Gifford

People will do some pretty interesting things to look younger, feel younger, and to live longer - myself included. As we age, it's only natural that we want to look and feel our best. So it's easy to buy into the promise of eternal youth - whether it's a product, a treatment, or some magic elixir - and it can get downright confusing to separate fact from fiction.

So, I'm thrilled to speak with journalist Bill Gifford. His New York Times bestselling book, Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying), is a fascinating read. Bill reveals why some people live to be 100 without even trying, how your fat tissue could be killing you, and how to heal your DNA back to a younger version of itself. To research the book, he talked to scientists as well as everyday body hackers who were working on discovering how to reverse the effects of aging.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

 

Cycle Carbs | Dr. Alan Christianson
32:48
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 32:48
Cycle Carbs | Dr. Alan Christianson

Two years into Kathy’s television first show, something started happening with one of her eyes. Doctors were not sure what the issue was - bacteria? Some sort of infection? A clogged tear duct? Finally, a doctor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA diagnosed Kathy with Graves Disease, a condition which was attacking her thyroid gland. This experience jumpstarted Kathy’s lifelong journey to understanding the remarkable thyroid and adrenal glands.

Today’s guest is Dr. Alan Christianson, New York Times best-selling author and naturopathic medical doctor (NMD) with a focus on thyroid disorders. He founded Integrative Health, a physician group dedicated to helping people with thyroid disease, and is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease and The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

For complete show notes, please visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Unlocking From Autism | Susan Levin
36:57
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 36:57
Unlocking From Autism | Susan Levin

We have an amazing guest today who has devoted her life unlocking and unleashing her best self. Today’s guest is Susan Levin, author of the book, Unlocked.

Susan’s son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism at nearly five years of age and, after that, she hit an emotional low like she had never known before. And you have to understand Susan is a strong, successful person -  she graduated from Harvard and was a lawyer in Boston. But when she heard the news she simply felt overwhelmed. That's when her journey began to understand the roots of her son's autism and discover methods to improve his condition. Along the way, a powerful transformation took place in Susan’s life and the lives of the people around her.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet
25:23
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 25:23
Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet

In my 35 years of being in the health and wellness business, I’ve experienced a lot of strategies for staying healthy and living longer. But none more convincing that what we’re going to be talking about today.

Today’s guest, Professor Valter Longo, is going to talk to us about the latest findings related to FMD - Fasting Mimicking Diets.

It appears that by periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a host of positive effects on aging, organ function, and weight management.

Professor Valter Longo is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on prolongation of lifespan and longevity. His work and discoveries are labelled as some of the greatest achievements in science. He directs a laboratory of twenty researchers at the Andrus Gerontology Center, one of the oldest and leading centers for research on aging and age-related diseases in the country.

For over 20 years, he's been studying the complex mechanisms which control aging. He’s an award-winning researcher, gerontology and biological sciences professor and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. You can find out more about Fasting Mimicking Diets at www.l-nutra.com.

Dreamtime Meditation
32:10
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 32:10
Dreamtime Meditation

As a child, I had no problem sleeping through the noise of freight trains and marching bands, jet planes, and alarm clocks. For most of my adult life, too, I've been able to drop off immediately and fall into the most wonderful slumber. But occasionally, my mind wanders, leaving me staring at the ceiling. On nights like this, I've found a self-hypnotic relaxation technique that allows me to not only slip into dreamtime, but also sleep more deeply. This is a simply a creative visualization method where you comfortably close your eyes, take your focus off the world, and live in your imagination. This is a time and a space that you’ve set aside for you, to focus the incredible power of your mind, to tap into the creative resources of your other-than-conscious mind.

For more, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Reverse Brain Aging | Dr. Daniel Amen
27:29
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 27:29
Reverse Brain Aging | Dr. Daniel Amen

We’re talking about breakthrough techniques that allow you to improve your focus, ignite your energy, deal with anxiety and depression, and reverse the mental aging process.

Today's guest, Dr. Daniel Amen, is one of the most popular psychiatrists in the country. He's the author of more than two dozen books including ten New York Times best sellers. He's the founder and CEO of Amen Clinics where he and his colleagues have created the largest database of brain scans related to behavior with toughly 120,000 brain scans. Daniel has written, produced, and hosted popular shows about the brain including the PBS special, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body”.   For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.  

Dr. Tami Meraglia | Testosterone Power
31:46
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 31:46
Dr. Tami Meraglia | Testosterone Power

Thirty years ago, when I wrote my first strength training book, one of the chapters was about testosterone. At the time, women were concerned about bulking up and looking too masculine and the most common complaint I heard about strength training was, “Kathy, I don't want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger!” And my response was always, “OK. Beyond the eight hours a day you'd have to spend in the gym, women don't have enough testosterone to make those kind of strength gains.” So fast forward 30 years and now the discussion focuses much more on the benefits of testosterone - ones that go far beyond increased muscles and strength. I spoke with Dr. Tami Meraglia who is opening the dialogue on this misunderstood hormone in her best-selling book, The Hormone Secret. Her book provides you with a 30-day plan to help balance your hormones and renew your vitality.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Max Testa | Assessing Your Fitness Levels
23:09
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 23:09
Dr. Max Testa | Assessing Your Fitness Levels

One of my goals for 2017 is to ride across America. Now, you might be thinking yourself: “Kathy, you're absolutely crazy!” And, I probably am a little crazy - but, my mission has always been to inspire the best in people, to help them dream big and reach their goals. This ride across the country is simply the next step in that journey.

As soon as I set the fall 2017 date, I started hearing from people all across the country. The man that gave me the most confidence in my abilities to pull this whole thing off is today’s guest, Dr. Max Testa. Dr. Testa specializes in sports and exercise medicine from prevention, to diagnosis, and then to treatment. He's worked with professional cyclist and pro cycling teams for over 25 years and has participated in 17 Tour de France races. He even coached Lance Armstrong! Dr. Testa and I also serve on the advisory board at the LiVe Well Center in Park City, Utah. He’s a legend when it comes to giving advice on training, preventing injury, and accessing peak performance.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Baron Baptiste | Yoga
32:01
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 32:01
Baron Baptiste | Yoga

Today’s guest, Baron Baptiste, is not only my friend, but also he’s one of the most respected and renowned yogis in the world. For more than 25 years, Baron has devoted his life to creating and sharing transformational yoga practices and programs. He shares the Baptiste Yoga methodology through workshops, books. His newest one, Perfectly Imperfect, is a MUST-READ New York Times best seller and I leave it on my bedside table.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Katy Bowman | Rethink Your Every Step
35:06
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 35:06
Katy Bowman | Rethink Your Every Step

About 20 years ago, I started writing about the 3 F’s of fitness: formal, fun, and functional.  Formal is going to the gym or to a class. Fun is what it sounds like: running on the beach or doing a favorite activity, whether it’s going on a hike or swimming at the pool. And functional is fitting fitness into your everyday life.

When it comes to functional fitness, it’s all about the little itty bitty things you can do each day. I know, you’ve heard it hundreds of times - park further away from the store, catch up with your friends on a walk instead of sitting and chatting on the phone, and of course, take the stairs instead of the escalator!

So finding ways to move more throughout the day is the message and the mission of our next guest, Katy Bowman. She runs www.nutritiousmovement.com. You’re going to want to listen up because Katy has created a new movement vocabulary that is unique and original.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet
25:23
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 25:23
Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet

In my 35 years of being in the health and wellness business, I’ve experienced a lot of strategies for staying healthy and living longer. But none more convincing that what we’re going to be talking about today.

Today’s guest, Professor Valter Longo, is going to talk to us about the latest findings related to FMD - Fasting Mimicking Diets.

It appears that by periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a host of positive effects on aging, organ function, and weight management.

Professor Valter Longo is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on prolongation of lifespan and longevity. His work and discoveries are labelled as some of the greatest achievements in science. He directs a laboratory of twenty researchers at the Andrus Gerontology Center, one of the oldest and leading centers for research on aging and age-related diseases in the country.

For over 20 years, he's been studying the complex mechanisms which control aging. He’s an award-winning researcher, gerontology and biological sciences professor and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. You can find out more about Fasting Mimicking Diets at www.l-nutra.com.

Diana Nyad | Everwalk
39:14
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 39:14
Diana Nyad | Everwalk

Today's guest is a woman who dares to be different. And what a life she’s had! Julia Child has made her breakfast. She’s been on a date with Woody Allen. And, if you look at the cover of her New York Times Best-Selling book, Find A Way, you’ll know why Bette Midler used to call her “Muscles.”

Her zest for life is infectious. We first met 25 years ago and, little did I know then, but when I saw this power-packed bundle of energy, vitality and pure goodness step on the stage, that she would eventually accomplish a seemingly impossible challenge. By completing her 40-year old dream to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida, in just under 53 hours, she became the ultimate champion. And along the way, she inspired us to feel like champions, and believe that we could accomplish anything we set our minds to.

And for her encore, she’s taking on an even bigger challenge -- stopping the obesity epidemic in this country. And you’re not going to believe how she’s going to do it… by walking across America. And she’s hoping to lure millions of Americans to join her team.  

To walk with Diana, visit www.EverWalk.com.

 

Releasing Negativity with Kathy Smith
25:19
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 25:19
Releasing Negativity with Kathy Smith

Negativity is like a rock in your shoe - it will keep causing you pain until you find a solution. Luckily, this week's show is specially designed to you relieve yourself of those unwanted, negative thoughts. It's a good idea to listen to this first thing in the morning so you can turn negativity into positive action throughout the day.

Remember to give the show a 5-star review on iTunes!

For more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

 

Mark Bunn | Ayurveda
31:50
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 31:50
Mark Bunn | Ayurveda

One of the defining moments of my life was spending a week in Bali and learning Ayurvedic principles from some of the top people in the field. Our guest today is Mark Bunn, the author of Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health. Mark’s goal is to help you manage stress, maintain peak performance and, of course, to find happiness! After you hear about his seven wisdoms, you might just be inspired to shift your approach and take control of your health and well-being.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic
30:22
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 30:22
Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic

You can’t just wake up one day, snap your fingers, and then go pick up a gold medal -  becoming an Olympic champion at anything takes real time, energy, and sacrifice. Very few people commit themselves to that pursuit and even fewer achieve their dreams. Well, today, we have a U.S. Olympian with us to talk about the ups and downs of being a world class athlete.

 

Kate Grace qualified for the 2016 Olympics by winning the Women’s 800-meters at this year’s U.S. Olympic Trials and then reached the final of the 800-meters at the Olympics. Oh yeah! And she’s also my first daughter and I was able to travel to Rio and see her compete in an Olympic Final!

Follow Kate on Twitter (@fastk8), Instagram, and Facebook.

Dr. Joe Mercola | Stand Up For Your Health
32:46
2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 32:46
Dr. Joe Mercola | Stand Up For Your Health

A few years ago I was at a wedding in Los Angeles, and one of the guests happened to be Lisa Kudrow who played Phoebe on the hit television series Friends. We were chatting about our professional and personal lives, and I was telling her about coming back from Chicago where I’d been shooting a video with today’s guest, Dr. Joe Mercola, about his newest type of stretching. As soon as I mentioned his name, everyone around me began asking me question after question about Joe and his philosophies. Just as there are people in the music business who are known by a single name - Madonna, Prince - in the world of health and wellness, there’s Mercola.

Dr. Mercola is a three time New York Times bestselling author, and he’s been at the forefront of awaking the nation to the dangers of GMOs in our food. He’s leading the charge in natural health with the number one most visited health website, mercola.com, with almost 10 million unique visitors every month. He’s timeless, fearless, and authentic through and through.

Take a Walk with Kathy Smith
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 46:22
Take a Walk with Kathy Smith

Today, we're doing something VERY special... you're going to take a walk with me! Power Walk is a 40-minute indoor/outdoor walking audio. I love this routine, because all you have to do is click play, and get started. It has engaging, motivating music keeps that keeps the tempo. And, the short interval bursts guarantee you'll reach your cardio and fat-burning goals. Plus, I'll be here every step of the way, coaching you along, to make sure you have proper technique to get the most of your workout.

For more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.  

Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 34:13
Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?

Today, Dr. Zach Bush talks with Kathy about gut health: What is a healthy gut and how can it help us lose weight? Also, Dr. Bush talks about how to boost your immune system, enhance mental clarity, and slow biological aging. 

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Josh Axe DNM, DC, CNS | 5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 30:07
Dr. Josh Axe DNM, DC, CNS | 5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut

Remember when you were a kid and you'd drop some food on the ground and then you'd pick it up and eat it without a thought? Well, what if I told you that eating that "dirty" piece of food might have actually been good for you?

Today's guest is Dr. Josh Axe. He's the author of Eat Dirt, a book all about curing leaky gut. For more information on Dr. Axe, visit his wonderful website, www.draxe.com

For complete show notes and other goodies, please visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Discomfort Training
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 30:36
Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Discomfort Training

With all of our modern comforts, it seems that we've lost the ability to experience DIScomfort. Well, Dr. Marc Schoen, author and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA, has some tips and tricks to help us conquer discomfort and make us the master of whatever situation we find ourselves in.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcasts

Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 32:54
Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?

Kathy welcomes Mark Sisson, the author of the best-selling The Primal Blueprint. Mark and Kathy talk about his transition from being an endurance "cardio junkie" to something more balanced. Along the way, they discuss some of what Mark has tried out and what he's doing to help extend his life as long as possible! (You'll want to stick around for that.)

Mark sure to check out Mark's blog, Mark's Daily Apple.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Dave Asprey | The Key To Willpower
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 27:43
Dave Asprey | The Key To Willpower

How do we get maximum energy and maximum willpower? Today, we’re talking with Dave Asprey, is the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and he’s the host of the top-rated podcast, Bulletproof Radio. He’s one of the most unique people I’ve ever met and he has an intense desire to understand the human body and optimize its functions.

For complete show notes and more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D.| Bone Broth
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 33:21
Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D.| Bone Broth

Bone broth has hit the mainstream recently and it’s being touted from athletes to nutritionists as a superfood. Bone broth bars are actually showing up all over the country! While it might seem new, from the time man discovered fire, they’ve been drinking bone broth. In fact, when I was a kid, we used to take the turkey bones from Thanksgiving dinner and throw it in a pot with carrots, onions, and seasonings - and what we were left with a yummy broth.

Our guest, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, has all of the details on how best to use bone broth in our own diets. It’s her go-to drink for healing, wellness, anti-aging, and weightloss! Dr. Petrucci is a board-certified naturopathic physician and a certified nutrition consultant. She’s the author of the New York TImes Best-Selling Book, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet. She’s a sought-after celebrity doctor all across the United States and she’s appeared on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and countless other television programs.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr. Robert Sallis, M.D. | Exercise is Medicine
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 33:45
Dr. Robert Sallis, M.D. | Exercise is Medicine

25 years ago, I launched a campaign called Walk Fit, and during that time countless people told me how walking changed their lives. One woman went from a size 18 to a size six just by walking! It’s what I like to call the “no excuse” exercise: just throw on a pair of shoes and get outside or get on a treadmill. And brisk walking can do more than help you feel confident in your skin. Additional benefits include reduced body fat, lower blood pressure, and increased blood flow to the brain. This is why the health community calls walking — and all exercise — medicine.

Nobody knows this better than today’s guest, Dr. Bob Sallis. He serves as chairman for the Exercise is Medicine initiative, and has served as President of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Sallis travels across the globe promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, from elite athletes to people who simply need help getting off the couch. He is passionate about his message that everyone can get up, take a walk, and in turn change their lives.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr. Patrick Porter, Ph.D. | Change Your Habits
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 29:07
Dr. Patrick Porter, Ph.D. | Change Your Habits

Our habits and routines - many of which have become ingrained in our subconscious over the course of years - have a tremendous impact on our overall health and happiness. Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows that habits are a key component of weight loss (and that losing weight is not simply a calories in/calories out equation). Whether you wake up and start your day with green tea and meditation or coffee and a cigarette, we train ourselves to engage in certain routines, and it can be very challenging to break free from those routines. Enter this week’s guest, Dr. Patrick Porter, who has been on the cutting edge of brain wave training technology for over 28 years.

Through his Brain Tap Technology, Dr. Porter helps clients unlock their potential and break the detrimental habits they’ve become stuck with. Dr. Porter explains that our brains develop circuits which are “wired and fired” in response to a habit or routine; when a routine changes, our neurology experiences a missing at a cellular level and simply doesn’t know what to do. It is possible, however, to disrupt a routine by shaking up our physiology first (just as an athlete would do when preparing to practice or perform).

For complete show notes and more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

JJ Virgin | Sugar Addiction
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 32:54
JJ Virgin | Sugar Addiction

I have to admit: I was a sugar addict. I loved treats. My after-school ritual as a kid was diving into my mom’s drawer of store-bought chocolate cupcakes and cream-filled snack cakes, which started me on the road to a daily treat. I’ve modified my sugar intake throughout the years, as science has revealed that sugar has many negative effects on the body and the brain. But nothing changed my relationship with sugar more than today’s guest, JJ Virgin.

JJ is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Virgin Diet, which topped the charts for over 30 weeks. Years ago, I caught an episode of a television show that JJ was hosting called Freaky Eaters, about people who ate bizarre things - a woman who smothered everything in maple syrup, for example - and as JJ explains, we all have a bit of a freaky eater within us.

For complete show notes and more great stuff, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr. Martin Gibala, Ph.D. | High-Intensity Interval Training
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 29:38
Dr. Martin Gibala, Ph.D. | High-Intensity Interval Training

High-Intensity Interval Training (or HIT) is a great way to see real results while having shorter workouts. Obviously, "shorter" doesn't mean "easy", but how hard do you have to push yourself? Well, today we're talking to Dr. Martin Gibala, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Ontario. He's going to talk to us about some exciting studies he has conducted that shed some light on HIT and how to make it work best for you. 

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

AND, don't forget to subscribe to the show and give us a five-star rating!

Dr. Alan Christianson, NMD | Carb Cycling
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 32:48
Dr. Alan Christianson, NMD | Carb Cycling

Two years into Kathy’s first television show, something started happening with one of her eyes. Doctors were not sure what the issue was - bacteria? Some sort of infection? A clogged tear duct? Finally, a doctor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA diagnosed Kathy with Graves Disease, a condition which was attacking her thyroid gland. This experience jumpstarted Kathy’s lifelong journey to understanding the remarkable thyroid and adrenal glands.

Today, we're talking about thyroids with one of the best! Today’s guest is Dr. Alan Christianson, New York Times best-selling author and naturopathic medical doctor (NMD) with a focus on thyroid disorders. 

Make sure you subscribe to the show and visit iTunes and leave a five-star review!

For complete show notes and more information about Kathy, visit www.kathysmith.com.

Dr. Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. | Adult Way to Strength Train
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 34:40
Dr. Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. | Adult Way to Strength Train

A lot of people waste a lot of time training in ways that won't allow them to reach their goals. Today, Kathy is speaking with Dr. Wayne Westcott about how to think about training intelligently. Dr. Westcott has written over 20 books, 500 articles, and 600 newspaper columns about muscle-building exercise. He’s spent thousands of hours in the research lab, educated, tested and certified thousands of trainers throughout the world, and has been a trusted consultant for prestigious organizations interested in strength, such as The U.S. Navy and The U.S. Air Force.

Make sure you subscribe to the show and visit iTunes and leave a five-star review!

For complete show notes and more information about Kathy, visit www.kathysmith.com

Dr. Kathy Magliato, M.D. | Heart Health
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2017-09-21 14:00:17 UTC 31:48
Dr. Kathy Magliato, M.D. | Heart Health

You've only got one heart, so you need to make sure you take care of it! Lucky for all of us, Dr. Kathy Magliato is speaking with us about ways to make sure your heart is in tip-top condition. Dr. Magliato is one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. She is author of the New York Times bestseller Heart Matters, the inspiration for the NBC show Heartbeat, and is a recipient of the Spirit of Humanitarianism award. 

Make sure you subscribe to the show and visit iTunes and leave a five-star review!

For complete show notes and more information about Kathy, visit www.kathysmith.com.

 

Don't Ignore Your Pelvic Floor! | Dr. Julie Reil
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 33:31
Don't Ignore Your Pelvic Floor! | Dr. Julie Reil

Let's talk about something that's not often discussed...your hoo ha, cha cha, lady flower, va-jay-jay. Whatever you call it… it’s a fact, your vagina and its surrounding areas will undoubtedly change as time goes by. As you go through your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, you’ll see that just like every other part of your body, your vagina is getting older. Even though every woman, and every vagina, is different, there are some common transformations that happen with each decade. Because of the embarrassment or uncomfortable nature of discussing the topic, many times we’re typically uninformed and unprepared for the realities of our aging lady parts!   That’s about to change, because today’s podcast guest, Dr. Julie Reil is here to talk about how to keep everything “down there” healthy and active. Julie is an internationally recognized physician, women’s health and nutrition advocate, educational speaker, and Women’s Voice author. For more information and complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 15:28
Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America

Today, I’m so excited to have on the show a man who needs no introduction...the one and only Dr. Oz. He has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.

On this extraordinary episode, you'll learn:

  • What is the single biggest cause of aging?
  • What is the single most under-appreciated problem in America
  • What you can do on a daily basis can extend your healthspan (that period of life when you're free from disease and you're thriving.)
  • What's the next biggest trend in medicine?
  • Plus... Short on cash? Find out if buying organic produce really worth the extra money?

Recently, Dr. Oz was here in Park City, doing a little skiing, and helping launch the Blair Education Center and the new Park City LiVe Well Center…a beautiful new addition to the Park City Hospital. It really embodies the community’s commitment to preventing disease and promoting well-being.

He’s a true pioneer and champion in personal wellness, and his plan, The Regimen, is a daily checklist that shows you what to eat, what to take, and what to do to improve your health now!

The man has more vitality than the Energizer bunny, and when we spoke recently, he talked about his latest passion, and single most under-appreciated problem in America.

For more Kathy Smith, make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Everything You Need To Know About Going Vegan | The Badass Vegan
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 36:22
Everything You Need To Know About Going Vegan | The Badass Vegan

If you've been thinking adding more beans and leafy greens to your daily meals, or even tapping into your inner herbivore and swapping out meat completely, then this podcast episode is for you. This week, I speak with John Lewis. You may know him as the Badass Vegan. He commands the attention of everybody in a room with his 6-foot physique, toned arms, and smile the size of the sun.

After experiencing some health issues in 2004, John’s doctor suggested that excessive animal protein consumption just might be to blame. So he took on a 30-day NO-MEAT challenge, which was an unlikely move for a gym rat who played college basketball. Even though his friends and family weren’t convinced at first, after his 30-day experiment he felt better than ever. The rest is history.

Beyond his Badass Vegan nickname, John is an in-demand public speaker, personal trainer, and entrepreneur with a mission to bust traditional vegan stereotypes and educate the world about plant-based nutrition and eating more consciously. He’s been featured everywhere from Muscle & Fitness to Men’s Fitness, to Maxim and even Sports Illustrated. In fact, you might have seen him highlighted with my friend Tony Horton in a P90X TV ad.

For show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

The Truth Behind the Keto Diet | Dr. Dan Pompa
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 31:05
The Truth Behind the Keto Diet | Dr. Dan Pompa

We're talking about cellular toxicity. It’s not a topic you hear a lot about, and yet it can be the underlying cause of so many issues including gut problems, a sluggish metabolism, and even the inability to focus throughout the day. Dr. Dan Pompa is considered to be one of the world’s leaders in healing your cells. His years of extensive research have enabled him to help others suffering from all kinds of health issues. Anything from inability to lose weight to fibromyalgia - from chronic fatigue syndrome to sensory integration disorders. Dan’s passion is rooted in his own personal health struggle. He’s a walking testimony of the body’s amazing aptitude for healing itself. Dan’s 3-year battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome completely wiped him out. The debilitating effects included…anxiety, insomnia, brain fog, panic attacks...and the list goes on. His journey of bottoming out and then coming back to be one of the most vital, vibrant people on the planet is a story you’re going to want to hear! It really is nothing short of a miracle. In his book, Cellular Healing Diet, he lays out a plan that helps you heal your cells so you can revitalize your body, lose weight, and maximize your health.

For more, visit www.kathysmith.com.

Bone Broth | Dr. Kellyann Petrucci
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 33:21
Bone Broth | Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

Bone broth has hit the mainstream recently and it’s being touted from athletes to nutritionists as a superfood. Bone broth bars are actually showing up all over the country! While it might seem new, from the time man discovered fire, they’ve been drinking bone broth. In fact, when I was a kid, we used to take the turkey bones from Thanksgiving dinner and throw it in a pot with carrots, onions, and seasonings - and what we were left with a yummy broth.

Our guest, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, has all of the details on how best to use bone broth in our own diets. It’s her go-to drink for healing, wellness, anti-aging, and weightloss! Dr. Petrucci is a board-certified naturopathic physician and a certified nutrition consultant. She’s the author of the New York TImes Best-Selling Book, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet. She’s a sought-after celebrity doctor all across the United States and she’s appeared on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and countless other television programs.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic (UPDATED)
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 47:53
Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic (UPDATED)

You can’t just wake up one day, snap your fingers, and then go pick up a gold medal -  becoming an Olympic champion at anything takes real time, energy, and sacrifice. Very few people commit themselves to that pursuit and even fewer achieve their dreams. Well, today, we have a U.S. Olympian with us to talk about the ups and downs of being a world class athlete.

Kate Grace qualified for the 2016 Olympics by winning the Women’s 800-meters at this year’s U.S. Olympic Trials and then reached the final of the 800-meters at the Olympics. Oh yeah! And she’s also my first daughter and I was able to travel to Rio and see her compete in an Olympic Final!

Follow Kate on Twitter (@fastk8), Instagram, and Facebook.

5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut | Dr. Josh Axe
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 30:07
5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut | Dr. Josh Axe

Remember when you were a kid and you'd drop some food on the ground and then you'd pick it up and eat it without a thought? Well, what if I told you that eating that "dirty" piece of food might have actually been good for you?

Today's guest is Dr. Josh Axe. He's the author of Eat Dirt, a book all about curing leaky gut. For more information on Dr. Axe, visit his wonderful website, www.draxe.com

For complete show notes and other goodies, please visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Exercise Snacking | Dr. Martin Gibala
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 20:38
Exercise Snacking | Dr. Martin Gibala

What do you think it takes to get fit? Most people think that it takes a lot of time and a lot of hard work. Today’s guest disagrees.

Martin Gibala is a professor and the chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. In Martin’s new book, The One Minute Workout, he reveals the science and the history behind one of the most popular methods of working out: interval training.

Martin’s here to talk about how low can you go - meaning how little exercise you can do and still get results. Martin is being called a “guru” of interval training...even though it’s a label he’s a bit uncomfortable with. But once you read his book, you’ll be blown away with the science that’s showing how to get fit in a much smarter, faster and shorter way.

So if you’re one of the people who thinks they don’t have time to exercise, or you’re not getting results… then you’re going to want to listen up.

Make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast for complete show notes.

Toxins To Avoid | Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 26:40
Toxins To Avoid | Dr. Joseph Pizzorno

Today is all about toxins - what they are and and just how they’re derailing your health. The fact is that, at some point today, you’re going to be exposed to toxins. They’re in your personal care products, including cosmetics, they’re in your foods, including food coloring and artificial sweeteners, and they’re even in your common household items, like sealants in cookware and flame retardants in your clothes.

Lucky for us, today’s guest is the toxin guru - Dr. Joseph Pizzorno. He’s one of the world's leading authorities on science-based natural medicine and he’s the founder of Bastyr University...the first fully accredited, university of natural medicine. He has written and co-authored 12 books and publications, including his new book, The Toxin Solution, which is all about how hidden poisons in the air, water, food, and products we use are destroying our health. It also tells us what we can do to fix it.

For more Kathy Smith, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Discomfort Training | Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D.
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 30:36
Discomfort Training | Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

With all of our modern comforts, it seems that we've lost the ability to experience DIScomfort. Well, Dr. Marc Schoen, author and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA, has some tips and tricks to help us conquer discomfort and make us the master of whatever situation we find ourselves in.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcasts

Avoid Weight Gain While Working a Desk Job
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 34:47
Avoid Weight Gain While Working a Desk Job

Today's 30-minute interview will have you driving down the weight loss road in no time... even if you find yourself sitting for most of the day! 

On the show today is Siphiwe Baleka, an Olympic hopeful-turned-trucker who started a revolution in the trucking industry. There’s 3.5 million truckers who are responsible for making this country work, but the price they pay is SITTING for hours on end. And, if he can help truckers with their health, then he can help people who are sitting at a desk all day, too.

Siphiwe Baleka is leading a revolution for taking one of the most unhealthy professions in America and putting it on the road to be one of the healthiest. In his new book, 4 Minute Fit: The Metabolism Accelerator for the Time Crunched, Deskbound, and Stressed-Out, Siphiwe details how to achieve better metabolism through only 4 minutes of exercise.

 As a Yale grad, Ironman triathlete, Masters swimming champion, and former trucker, Siphiwe is leading the charge for truckers and EVERYBODY who lives a sedentary lifestyle with his 13-week, metabolism spiking program. He’s been featured everywhere from Good Morning America to NPR to Sports Illustrated to Men’s Health.


In this episode, you'll discover... • What to do if your HORMONES aren't telling your body when you're full
 • How to spike your metabolism throughout the day
 • Why is the mitochondria so important for weight loss?
 • What's the difference between weight loss thinking and fat-loss thinking?


For more Kathy goodness, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast!

 

 

Fighting Sugar Addiction | JJ Virgin
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 32:54
Fighting Sugar Addiction | JJ Virgin

I have to admit: I was a sugar addict. I loved treats. My after-school ritual as a kid was diving into my mom’s drawer of store-bought chocolate cupcakes and cream-filled snack cakes, which started me on the road to a daily treat. I’ve modified my sugar intake throughout the years, as science has revealed that sugar has many negative effects on the body and the brain. But nothing changed my relationship with sugar more than today’s guest, JJ Virgin.

JJ is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Virgin Diet, which topped the charts for over 30 weeks. Years ago, I caught an episode of a television show that JJ was hosting called Freaky Eaters, about people who ate bizarre things - a woman who smothered everything in maple syrup, for example - and as JJ explains, we all have a bit of a freaky eater within us.

For complete show notes and more great stuff, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Does Fat Make You Fat | Dr. Alvin Berger, Ph.D.
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 32:52
Does Fat Make You Fat | Dr. Alvin Berger, Ph.D.

If you’re confused about which fats to eat or which fat makes you fat, then you’re not alone! It’s one big, fat, mess.

So, let’s separate fat from fiction.

Today guest, Dr. Alvin Berger has 30 years of research experience in nutritional and pharmaceutical sciences. And, the focus of his most current research is dietary fat. He’s here today to make sense of some of the confusing health recommendations about which are the good fats, and how much fat belongs in a healthy diet.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Becoming a Superager | Katy Bowman
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 35:06
Becoming a Superager | Katy Bowman

About 20 years ago, I started writing about the 3 F’s of fitness: formal, fun, and functional.  Formal is going to the gym or to a class. Fun is what it sounds like: running on the beach or doing a favorite activity, whether it’s going on a hike or swimming at the pool. And functional is fitting fitness into your everyday life.

When it comes to functional fitness, it’s all about the little itty bitty things you can do each day. I know, you’ve heard it hundreds of times - park further away from the store, catch up with your friends on a walk instead of sitting and chatting on the phone, and of course, take the stairs instead of the escalator!

So finding ways to move more throughout the day is the message and the mission of our next guest, Katy Bowman. She runs www.nutritiousmovement.com. You’re going to want to listen up because Katy has created a new movement vocabulary that is unique and original.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Thyroid 101 | Dr. Izabella Wentz
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 35:29
Thyroid 101 | Dr. Izabella Wentz

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower front of the neck. It makes thyroid hormone which, in turn, goes into the bloodstream. This process creates energy and enhances the activity of just about every function in your body. It determines your mood, your skin and hair health, body temperature, blood sugar levels, hormonal function, and whether you're more likely to gain weight or lose weight. Today's guest is Dr. Izabella Wentz. She is an internationally-acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist. She's dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of why the thyroid can go haywire and just doesn't function properly.

Dr. Wentz is a New York Times Bestselling author. In her new book, Hashimoto's Protocols, she discusses the most common auto immune condition in the United States.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America
15:28
2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 15:28
Dr Oz l Most Under-appreciated Problem in America

Today, I’m so excited to have on the show a man who needs no introduction...the one and only Dr. Oz. He has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.

On this extraordinary episode, you'll learn:

  • What is the single biggest cause of aging?
  • What is the single most under-appreciated problem in America
  • What you can do on a daily basis can extend your healthspan (that period of life when you're free from disease and you're thriving.)
  • What's the next biggest trend in medicine?
  • Plus... Short on cash? Find out if buying organic produce really worth the extra money?

Recently, Dr. Oz was here in Park City, doing a little skiing, and helping launch the Blair Education Center and the new Park City LiVe Well Center…a beautiful new addition to the Park City Hospital. It really embodies the community’s commitment to preventing disease and promoting well-being.

He’s a true pioneer and champion in personal wellness, and his plan, The Regimen, is a daily checklist that shows you what to eat, what to take, and what to do to improve your health now!

The man has more vitality than the Energizer bunny, and when we spoke recently, he talked about his latest passion, and single most under-appreciated problem in America.

For more Kathy Smith, make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 35:12
Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried

We've all heard over and over again that exercise is good for you. We’ve heard that eating vegetables is good for you. We’ve also heard that sleeping more is good for you. Despite all of us knowing these things, there are so many people who haven't shifted their patterns. You see, hearing a message doesn't necessarily inspire somebody to take action. What I’ve found through the years is that if you want to make a new habit, you have to bring a powerful reason for changing. Saying, “I want to lose 10 pounds to look better in my swimsuit” is just not a strong enough incentive or motivation to create long-term change.

Today, we’re speaking with Dr. Sara Gottfried and she’s going to share with us how you can reset your genes, reverse aging, and turn back the clock 10 years. Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard-educated physician. She's a speaker and the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Fasting Mimicking Diet | Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D.
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 25:23
Fasting Mimicking Diet | Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D.

In my 35 years of being in the health and wellness business, I’ve experienced a lot of strategies for staying healthy and living longer. But none more convincing that what we’re going to be talking about today.

Today’s guest, Professor Valter Longo, is going to talk to us about the latest findings related to FMD - Fasting Mimicking Diets.

It appears that by periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a host of positive effects on aging, organ function, and weight management.

Professor Valter Longo is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on prolongation of lifespan and longevity. His work and discoveries are labelled as some of the greatest achievements in science. He directs a laboratory of twenty researchers at the Andrus Gerontology Center, one of the oldest and leading centers for research on aging and age-related diseases in the country.

For over 20 years, he's been studying the complex mechanisms which control aging. He’s an award-winning researcher, gerontology and biological sciences professor and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. You can find out more about Fasting Mimicking Diets at www.l-nutra.com.

Clean Skin From Within | Dr. Trevor Cates
32:25
2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 32:25
Clean Skin From Within | Dr. Trevor Cates

It’s a fact, your skin changes as you age. If you’re like most of us, you’ve noticed more wrinkles, age spots, dryness, and sometimes even outbreaks of rashes or spots. According to experts, women are increasingly suffering from a phenomenon called 'sick skin,” which is caused by stressful modern lifestyles, diet, and overuse of cosmetics and skincare products that are packed with chemicals.

Today’s guest, Dr. Trevor Cates, says that your skin is a reflection of what’s happening inside your body. Or as she likes to describe it, “your skin is your magic mirror,” offering clues about your internal health. So if you had a weekend of splurging, perhaps a few too many glasses of wine or a sugar binge, believe me… it’s going to show up on your skin!

In her new book, Clean Skin From Within: A Two Week Program To Glowing, Naturally Youthful Skin, Dr. Cates provides a four-step process to reset your body and achieve radiant skin. She shares some of knowledge with Kathy in today's episode.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

The Ultimate Heart Health Guide for Women | Dr. Kathy Magliato
31:48
2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 31:48
The Ultimate Heart Health Guide for Women | Dr. Kathy Magliato

Heart disease runs in Kathy’s family. Despite the fact that her father appeared to be in great health, he had a massive heart attack and passed away when Kathy was 17. This life-altering incident changed Kathy and redirected her life towards a keen interest in heart health.

Today’s guest is Dr. Kathy Magliato, one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. She is author of the New York Times bestseller Heart Matters, the inspiration for the NBC show Heartbeat, and is a recipient of the Spirit of Humanitarianism award.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 35:12
Reset Your Hormones and Reverse Aging | Dr. Sara Gottfried

We've all heard over and over again that exercise is good for you. We’ve heard that eating vegetables is good for you. We’ve also heard that sleeping more is good for you. Despite all of us knowing these things, there are so many people who haven't shifted their patterns. You see, hearing a message doesn't necessarily inspire somebody to take action. What I’ve found through the years is that if you want to make a new habit, you have to bring a powerful reason for changing. Saying, “I want to lose 10 pounds to look better in my swimsuit” is just not a strong enough incentive or motivation to create long-term change.

Today, we’re speaking with Dr. Sara Gottfried and she’s going to share with us how you can reset your genes, reverse aging, and turn back the clock 10 years. Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard-educated physician. She's a speaker and the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?
32:54
2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 32:54
Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?

Kathy welcomes Mark Sisson, the author of the best-selling The Primal Blueprint. Mark and Kathy talk about his transition from being an endurance "cardio junkie" to something more balanced. Along the way, they discuss some of what Mark has tried out and what he's doing to help extend his life as long as possible! (You'll want to stick around for that.)

Mark sure to check out Mark's blog, Mark's Daily Apple.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcas

Walk Away Belly Fat
44:20
2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 44:20
Walk Away Belly Fat

We're doing something special today. Join Kathy as she leads you through a 20-minute walking core circuit workout followed by 20 minutes of core on-the-floor exercises. This is going to be fun and good for you.

Make sure to visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast for more information about who Kathy has been talking to!

Cure Chronic Pain | Dr. Joe Tatta
31:06
2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 31:06
Cure Chronic Pain | Dr. Joe Tatta

One of the highlights of doing the work I do is being able to meet people who are changing how we approach healing our bodies. And today’s guest is definitely one of those people: Dr. Joe Tatta. He deals with a topic that impacts all of us at some time in our life: PAIN. Not the obvious discomfort that happens when you drop a 10-lb weight on your foot, but that mystifying pain that lingers.

I met Joe few years ago and I’m just so impressed by his passion for life and how he’s helping people regain control of their lives by breaking the cycle of persistent pain.

Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, who specializes in treating persistent pain and autoimmune health issues. His new book is called, Heal Your Pain Now; A Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?
34:13
2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 34:13
Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?

Today, Dr. Zach Bush talks with Kathy about gut health: What is a healthy gut and how can it help us lose weight? Also, Dr. Bush talks about how to boost your immune system, enhance mental clarity, and slow biological aging. 

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Stay Young Forever | Bill Gifford
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2017-09-30 00:10:27 UTC 31:29
Stay Young Forever | Bill Gifford

People will do some pretty interesting things to look younger, feel younger, and to live longer - myself included. As we age, it's only natural that we want to look and feel our best. So it's easy to buy into the promise of eternal youth - whether it's a product, a treatment, or some magic elixir - and it can get downright confusing to separate fact from fiction.

So, I'm thrilled to speak with journalist Bill Gifford. His New York Times bestselling book, Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying), is a fascinating read. Bill reveals why some people live to be 100 without even trying, how your fat tissue could be killing you, and how to heal your DNA back to a younger version of itself. To research the book, he talked to scientists as well as everyday body hackers who were working on discovering how to reverse the effects of aging.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

 

Cycle Carbs | Dr. Alan Christianson
32:48
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 32:48
Cycle Carbs | Dr. Alan Christianson

Two years into Kathy’s television first show, something started happening with one of her eyes. Doctors were not sure what the issue was - bacteria? Some sort of infection? A clogged tear duct? Finally, a doctor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA diagnosed Kathy with Graves Disease, a condition which was attacking her thyroid gland. This experience jumpstarted Kathy’s lifelong journey to understanding the remarkable thyroid and adrenal glands.

Today’s guest is Dr. Alan Christianson, New York Times best-selling author and naturopathic medical doctor (NMD) with a focus on thyroid disorders. He founded Integrative Health, a physician group dedicated to helping people with thyroid disease, and is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease and The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

For complete show notes, please visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Unlocking From Autism | Susan Levin
36:57
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 36:57
Unlocking From Autism | Susan Levin

We have an amazing guest today who has devoted her life unlocking and unleashing her best self. Today’s guest is Susan Levin, author of the book, Unlocked.

Susan’s son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism at nearly five years of age and, after that, she hit an emotional low like she had never known before. And you have to understand Susan is a strong, successful person -  she graduated from Harvard and was a lawyer in Boston. But when she heard the news she simply felt overwhelmed. That's when her journey began to understand the roots of her son's autism and discover methods to improve his condition. Along the way, a powerful transformation took place in Susan’s life and the lives of the people around her.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet
25:23
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 25:23
Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet

In my 35 years of being in the health and wellness business, I’ve experienced a lot of strategies for staying healthy and living longer. But none more convincing that what we’re going to be talking about today.

Today’s guest, Professor Valter Longo, is going to talk to us about the latest findings related to FMD - Fasting Mimicking Diets.

It appears that by periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a host of positive effects on aging, organ function, and weight management.

Professor Valter Longo is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on prolongation of lifespan and longevity. His work and discoveries are labelled as some of the greatest achievements in science. He directs a laboratory of twenty researchers at the Andrus Gerontology Center, one of the oldest and leading centers for research on aging and age-related diseases in the country.

For over 20 years, he's been studying the complex mechanisms which control aging. He’s an award-winning researcher, gerontology and biological sciences professor and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. You can find out more about Fasting Mimicking Diets at www.l-nutra.com.

Dreamtime Meditation
32:10
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 32:10
Dreamtime Meditation

As a child, I had no problem sleeping through the noise of freight trains and marching bands, jet planes, and alarm clocks. For most of my adult life, too, I've been able to drop off immediately and fall into the most wonderful slumber. But occasionally, my mind wanders, leaving me staring at the ceiling. On nights like this, I've found a self-hypnotic relaxation technique that allows me to not only slip into dreamtime, but also sleep more deeply. This is a simply a creative visualization method where you comfortably close your eyes, take your focus off the world, and live in your imagination. This is a time and a space that you’ve set aside for you, to focus the incredible power of your mind, to tap into the creative resources of your other-than-conscious mind.

For more, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Reverse Brain Aging | Dr. Daniel Amen
27:29
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 27:29
Reverse Brain Aging | Dr. Daniel Amen

We’re talking about breakthrough techniques that allow you to improve your focus, ignite your energy, deal with anxiety and depression, and reverse the mental aging process.

Today's guest, Dr. Daniel Amen, is one of the most popular psychiatrists in the country. He's the author of more than two dozen books including ten New York Times best sellers. He's the founder and CEO of Amen Clinics where he and his colleagues have created the largest database of brain scans related to behavior with toughly 120,000 brain scans. Daniel has written, produced, and hosted popular shows about the brain including the PBS special, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body”.   For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.  

Dr. Tami Meraglia | Testosterone Power
31:46
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 31:46
Dr. Tami Meraglia | Testosterone Power

Thirty years ago, when I wrote my first strength training book, one of the chapters was about testosterone. At the time, women were concerned about bulking up and looking too masculine and the most common complaint I heard about strength training was, “Kathy, I don't want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger!” And my response was always, “OK. Beyond the eight hours a day you'd have to spend in the gym, women don't have enough testosterone to make those kind of strength gains.” So fast forward 30 years and now the discussion focuses much more on the benefits of testosterone - ones that go far beyond increased muscles and strength. I spoke with Dr. Tami Meraglia who is opening the dialogue on this misunderstood hormone in her best-selling book, The Hormone Secret. Her book provides you with a 30-day plan to help balance your hormones and renew your vitality.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Max Testa | Assessing Your Fitness Levels
23:09
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 23:09
Dr. Max Testa | Assessing Your Fitness Levels

One of my goals for 2017 is to ride across America. Now, you might be thinking yourself: “Kathy, you're absolutely crazy!” And, I probably am a little crazy - but, my mission has always been to inspire the best in people, to help them dream big and reach their goals. This ride across the country is simply the next step in that journey.

As soon as I set the fall 2017 date, I started hearing from people all across the country. The man that gave me the most confidence in my abilities to pull this whole thing off is today’s guest, Dr. Max Testa. Dr. Testa specializes in sports and exercise medicine from prevention, to diagnosis, and then to treatment. He's worked with professional cyclist and pro cycling teams for over 25 years and has participated in 17 Tour de France races. He even coached Lance Armstrong! Dr. Testa and I also serve on the advisory board at the LiVe Well Center in Park City, Utah. He’s a legend when it comes to giving advice on training, preventing injury, and accessing peak performance.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Baron Baptiste | Yoga
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2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 32:01
Baron Baptiste | Yoga

Today’s guest, Baron Baptiste, is not only my friend, but also he’s one of the most respected and renowned yogis in the world. For more than 25 years, Baron has devoted his life to creating and sharing transformational yoga practices and programs. He shares the Baptiste Yoga methodology through workshops, books. His newest one, Perfectly Imperfect, is a MUST-READ New York Times best seller and I leave it on my bedside table.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Katy Bowman | Rethink Your Every Step
35:06
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Katy Bowman | Rethink Your Every Step

About 20 years ago, I started writing about the 3 F’s of fitness: formal, fun, and functional.  Formal is going to the gym or to a class. Fun is what it sounds like: running on the beach or doing a favorite activity, whether it’s going on a hike or swimming at the pool. And functional is fitting fitness into your everyday life.

When it comes to functional fitness, it’s all about the little itty bitty things you can do each day. I know, you’ve heard it hundreds of times - park further away from the store, catch up with your friends on a walk instead of sitting and chatting on the phone, and of course, take the stairs instead of the escalator!

So finding ways to move more throughout the day is the message and the mission of our next guest, Katy Bowman. She runs www.nutritiousmovement.com. You’re going to want to listen up because Katy has created a new movement vocabulary that is unique and original.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet
25:23
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 25:23
Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. | Fasting Mimicking Diet

In my 35 years of being in the health and wellness business, I’ve experienced a lot of strategies for staying healthy and living longer. But none more convincing that what we’re going to be talking about today.

Today’s guest, Professor Valter Longo, is going to talk to us about the latest findings related to FMD - Fasting Mimicking Diets.

It appears that by periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a host of positive effects on aging, organ function, and weight management.

Professor Valter Longo is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on prolongation of lifespan and longevity. His work and discoveries are labelled as some of the greatest achievements in science. He directs a laboratory of twenty researchers at the Andrus Gerontology Center, one of the oldest and leading centers for research on aging and age-related diseases in the country.

For over 20 years, he's been studying the complex mechanisms which control aging. He’s an award-winning researcher, gerontology and biological sciences professor and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. You can find out more about Fasting Mimicking Diets at www.l-nutra.com.

Diana Nyad | Everwalk
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2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 39:14
Diana Nyad | Everwalk

Today's guest is a woman who dares to be different. And what a life she’s had! Julia Child has made her breakfast. She’s been on a date with Woody Allen. And, if you look at the cover of her New York Times Best-Selling book, Find A Way, you’ll know why Bette Midler used to call her “Muscles.”

Her zest for life is infectious. We first met 25 years ago and, little did I know then, but when I saw this power-packed bundle of energy, vitality and pure goodness step on the stage, that she would eventually accomplish a seemingly impossible challenge. By completing her 40-year old dream to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida, in just under 53 hours, she became the ultimate champion. And along the way, she inspired us to feel like champions, and believe that we could accomplish anything we set our minds to.

And for her encore, she’s taking on an even bigger challenge -- stopping the obesity epidemic in this country. And you’re not going to believe how she’s going to do it… by walking across America. And she’s hoping to lure millions of Americans to join her team.  

To walk with Diana, visit www.EverWalk.com.

 

Releasing Negativity with Kathy Smith
25:19
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 25:19
Releasing Negativity with Kathy Smith

Negativity is like a rock in your shoe - it will keep causing you pain until you find a solution. Luckily, this week's show is specially designed to you relieve yourself of those unwanted, negative thoughts. It's a good idea to listen to this first thing in the morning so you can turn negativity into positive action throughout the day.

Remember to give the show a 5-star review on iTunes!

For more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

 

Mark Bunn | Ayurveda
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2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 31:50
Mark Bunn | Ayurveda

One of the defining moments of my life was spending a week in Bali and learning Ayurvedic principles from some of the top people in the field. Our guest today is Mark Bunn, the author of Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health. Mark’s goal is to help you manage stress, maintain peak performance and, of course, to find happiness! After you hear about his seven wisdoms, you might just be inspired to shift your approach and take control of your health and well-being.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic
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Olympian Kate Grace | The Method Behind Olympic Magic

You can’t just wake up one day, snap your fingers, and then go pick up a gold medal -  becoming an Olympic champion at anything takes real time, energy, and sacrifice. Very few people commit themselves to that pursuit and even fewer achieve their dreams. Well, today, we have a U.S. Olympian with us to talk about the ups and downs of being a world class athlete.

 

Kate Grace qualified for the 2016 Olympics by winning the Women’s 800-meters at this year’s U.S. Olympic Trials and then reached the final of the 800-meters at the Olympics. Oh yeah! And she’s also my first daughter and I was able to travel to Rio and see her compete in an Olympic Final!

Follow Kate on Twitter (@fastk8), Instagram, and Facebook.

Dr. Joe Mercola | Stand Up For Your Health
32:46
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 32:46
Dr. Joe Mercola | Stand Up For Your Health

A few years ago I was at a wedding in Los Angeles, and one of the guests happened to be Lisa Kudrow who played Phoebe on the hit television series Friends. We were chatting about our professional and personal lives, and I was telling her about coming back from Chicago where I’d been shooting a video with today’s guest, Dr. Joe Mercola, about his newest type of stretching. As soon as I mentioned his name, everyone around me began asking me question after question about Joe and his philosophies. Just as there are people in the music business who are known by a single name - Madonna, Prince - in the world of health and wellness, there’s Mercola.

Dr. Mercola is a three time New York Times bestselling author, and he’s been at the forefront of awaking the nation to the dangers of GMOs in our food. He’s leading the charge in natural health with the number one most visited health website, mercola.com, with almost 10 million unique visitors every month. He’s timeless, fearless, and authentic through and through.

Take a Walk with Kathy Smith
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2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 46:22
Take a Walk with Kathy Smith

Today, we're doing something VERY special... you're going to take a walk with me! Power Walk is a 40-minute indoor/outdoor walking audio. I love this routine, because all you have to do is click play, and get started. It has engaging, motivating music keeps that keeps the tempo. And, the short interval bursts guarantee you'll reach your cardio and fat-burning goals. Plus, I'll be here every step of the way, coaching you along, to make sure you have proper technique to get the most of your workout.

For more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.  

Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?
34:13
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 34:13
Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. | Is Your Gut Working Against You?

Today, Dr. Zach Bush talks with Kathy about gut health: What is a healthy gut and how can it help us lose weight? Also, Dr. Bush talks about how to boost your immune system, enhance mental clarity, and slow biological aging. 

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Josh Axe DNM, DC, CNS | 5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut
30:07
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 30:07
Dr. Josh Axe DNM, DC, CNS | 5 Ways To Fix Leaky Gut

Remember when you were a kid and you'd drop some food on the ground and then you'd pick it up and eat it without a thought? Well, what if I told you that eating that "dirty" piece of food might have actually been good for you?

Today's guest is Dr. Josh Axe. He's the author of Eat Dirt, a book all about curing leaky gut. For more information on Dr. Axe, visit his wonderful website, www.draxe.com

For complete show notes and other goodies, please visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Discomfort Training
30:36
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 30:36
Dr. Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Discomfort Training

With all of our modern comforts, it seems that we've lost the ability to experience DIScomfort. Well, Dr. Marc Schoen, author and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA, has some tips and tricks to help us conquer discomfort and make us the master of whatever situation we find ourselves in.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcasts

Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?
32:54
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 32:54
Mark Sisson | Is Chronic Cardio Sabotaging Your Efforts?

Kathy welcomes Mark Sisson, the author of the best-selling The Primal Blueprint. Mark and Kathy talk about his transition from being an endurance "cardio junkie" to something more balanced. Along the way, they discuss some of what Mark has tried out and what he's doing to help extend his life as long as possible! (You'll want to stick around for that.)

Mark sure to check out Mark's blog, Mark's Daily Apple.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Dave Asprey | The Key To Willpower
27:43
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 27:43
Dave Asprey | The Key To Willpower

How do we get maximum energy and maximum willpower? Today, we’re talking with Dave Asprey, is the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and he’s the host of the top-rated podcast, Bulletproof Radio. He’s one of the most unique people I’ve ever met and he has an intense desire to understand the human body and optimize its functions.

For complete show notes and more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

 

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D.| Bone Broth
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Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D.| Bone Broth

Bone broth has hit the mainstream recently and it’s being touted from athletes to nutritionists as a superfood. Bone broth bars are actually showing up all over the country! While it might seem new, from the time man discovered fire, they’ve been drinking bone broth. In fact, when I was a kid, we used to take the turkey bones from Thanksgiving dinner and throw it in a pot with carrots, onions, and seasonings - and what we were left with a yummy broth.

Our guest, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, has all of the details on how best to use bone broth in our own diets. It’s her go-to drink for healing, wellness, anti-aging, and weightloss! Dr. Petrucci is a board-certified naturopathic physician and a certified nutrition consultant. She’s the author of the New York TImes Best-Selling Book, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet. She’s a sought-after celebrity doctor all across the United States and she’s appeared on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and countless other television programs.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr. Robert Sallis, M.D. | Exercise is Medicine
33:45
2017-09-30 00:10:28 UTC 33:45
Dr. Robert Sallis, M.D. | Exercise is Medicine

25 years ago, I launched a campaign called Walk Fit, and during that time countless people told me how walking changed their lives. One woman went from a size 18 to a size six just by walking! It’s what I like to call the “no excuse” exercise: just throw on a pair of shoes and get outside or get on a treadmill. And brisk walking can do more than help you feel confident in your skin. Additional benefits include reduced body fat, lower blood pressure, and increased blood flow to the brain. This is why the health community calls walking — and all exercise — medicine.

Nobody knows this better than today’s guest, Dr. Bob Sallis. He serves as chairman for the Exercise is Medicine initiative, and has served as President of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Sallis travels across the globe promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, from elite athletes to people who simply need help getting off the couch. He is passionate about his message that everyone can get up, take a walk, and in turn change their lives.

For complete show notes, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr. Patrick Porter, Ph.D. | Change Your Habits
29:07
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Dr. Patrick Porter, Ph.D. | Change Your Habits

Our habits and routines - many of which have become ingrained in our subconscious over the course of years - have a tremendous impact on our overall health and happiness. Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows that habits are a key component of weight loss (and that losing weight is not simply a calories in/calories out equation). Whether you wake up and start your day with green tea and meditation or coffee and a cigarette, we train ourselves to engage in certain routines, and it can be very challenging to break free from those routines. Enter this week’s guest, Dr. Patrick Porter, who has been on the cutting edge of brain wave training technology for over 28 years.

Through his Brain Tap Technology, Dr. Porter helps clients unlock their potential and break the detrimental habits they’ve become stuck with. Dr. Porter explains that our brains develop circuits which are “wired and fired” in response to a habit or routine; when a routine changes, our neurology experiences a missing at a cellular level and simply doesn’t know what to do. It is possible, however, to disrupt a routine by shaking up our physiology first (just as an athlete would do when preparing to practice or perform).

For complete show notes and more information, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

JJ Virgin | Sugar Addiction
32:54
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JJ Virgin | Sugar Addiction

I have to admit: I was a sugar addict. I loved treats. My after-school ritual as a kid was diving into my mom’s drawer of store-bought chocolate cupcakes and cream-filled snack cakes, which started me on the road to a daily treat. I’ve modified my sugar intake throughout the years, as science has revealed that sugar has many negative effects on the body and the brain. But nothing changed my relationship with sugar more than today’s guest, JJ Virgin.

JJ is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Virgin Diet, which topped the charts for over 30 weeks. Years ago, I caught an episode of a television show that JJ was hosting called Freaky Eaters, about people who ate bizarre things - a woman who smothered everything in maple syrup, for example - and as JJ explains, we all have a bit of a freaky eater within us.

For complete show notes and more great stuff, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast

Dr. Martin Gibala, Ph.D. | High-Intensity Interval Training
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Dr. Martin Gibala, Ph.D. | High-Intensity Interval Training

High-Intensity Interval Training (or HIT) is a great way to see real results while having shorter workouts. Obviously, "shorter" doesn't mean "easy", but how hard do you have to push yourself? Well, today we're talking to Dr. Martin Gibala, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Ontario. He's going to talk to us about some exciting studies he has conducted that shed some light on HIT and how to make it work best for you. 

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Dr. Alan Christianson, NMD | Carb Cycling
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Dr. Alan Christianson, NMD | Carb Cycling

Two years into Kathy’s first television show, something started happening with one of her eyes. Doctors were not sure what the issue was - bacteria? Some sort of infection? A clogged tear duct? Finally, a doctor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA diagnosed Kathy with Graves Disease, a condition which was attacking her thyroid gland. This experience jumpstarted Kathy’s lifelong journey to understanding the remarkable thyroid and adrenal glands.

Today, we're talking about thyroids with one of the best! Today’s guest is Dr. Alan Christianson, New York Times best-selling author and naturopathic medical doctor (NMD) with a focus on thyroid disorders. 

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Dr. Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. | Adult Way to Strength Train
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Dr. Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. | Adult Way to Strength Train

A lot of people waste a lot of time training in ways that won't allow them to reach their goals. Today, Kathy is speaking with Dr. Wayne Westcott about how to think about training intelligently. Dr. Westcott has written over 20 books, 500 articles, and 600 newspaper columns about muscle-building exercise. He’s spent thousands of hours in the research lab, educated, tested and certified thousands of trainers throughout the world, and has been a trusted consultant for prestigious organizations interested in strength, such as The U.S. Navy and The U.S. Air Force.

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Dr. Kathy Magliato, M.D. | Heart Health
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Dr. Kathy Magliato, M.D. | Heart Health

You've only got one heart, so you need to make sure you take care of it! Lucky for all of us, Dr. Kathy Magliato is speaking with us about ways to make sure your heart is in tip-top condition. Dr. Magliato is one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. She is author of the New York Times bestseller Heart Matters, the inspiration for the NBC show Heartbeat, and is a recipient of the Spirit of Humanitarianism award. 

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