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CrossFit Legend Annie Thorisdottir on the Will to Win PH271

CrossFit Legend Annie Thorisdottir on the Will to Win PH271

November 15, 2022

Annie Thorisdottir is one of the most decorated and recognizable athletes in the sport of CrossFit.

Annie is an 11-time CrossFit Games competitor with six podium finishes, including back to back first place finishes in 2011 and 2012, and a third place finish just one year after giving birth to her daughter.  Most recently she switched to team competition, finishing 4th with team CrossFit Reykjavik at the 2022 CrossFit Games, and has her sights set on a 12th CrossFit Games appearance in 2023.

You can connect with Annie (@anniethorisdottir) via Instagram.

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

Dr. Terry Wahls on Reversing Multiple Sclerosis PH270

Dr. Terry Wahls on Reversing Multiple Sclerosis PH270

October 25, 2022

Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials in the setting of Multiple Sclerosis.  In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.  Learn more about the current study Efficacy of Diet on Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis at https://wahls.lab.uiowa.edu/. Pick up a one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet at https://terrywahls.com/diet/

You can connect with Dr. Wahls via Instagram. @drterrywahls

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

Dr. Aviva Romm on Perfectionism and Living in Survival Mode PH269

Dr. Aviva Romm on Perfectionism and Living in Survival Mode PH269

October 4, 2022

Aviva Romm, MD is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics. A practitioner, teacher, activist and advocate of both environmental health and women’s reproductive rights and health, she has been bridging the best of traditional medicine, total health ecology, and good science for over three decades.  She’s a long-time home birth pioneer and birth activist. Her company’s philanthropic arm, DharmaMoms, provides funding for organizations working toward reproductive justice and birth equity in high risk obstetric communities. She’s also a world renown herbalist, and author of the textbook, Botanical Medicines for Women’s Health, as well as 7 other books, including Hormone Intelligence, an instant New York Times Bestseller, which explores the impact of the world we live in on women’s hormones and health, and brings us a new medicine for women that is at once holistic and natural, while being grounded in the best science and medicine have to offer. Her podcast, articles, books, and online programs help women take back their health and her innovative professional programs are educating a next generation of health practitioners. Dr. Romm lives and practices medicine in the Berkshires and New York City.

You can connect with Dr. Aviva via Instagram. @dr.avivaromm

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

Adrian Bozman on Programming the 2022 CrossFit Games PH268

Adrian Bozman on Programming the 2022 CrossFit Games PH268

September 13, 2022

Adrian Bozman, known to many as “Boz,” has been a staple figure in the CrossFit community for over a decade.   Since starting CrossFit in 2004, he’s worked as a coach, a garage affiliate owner, a Seminar Staff flow master, and a CrossFit Education department member.  Most notably, he served as the longtime CrossFit Games head judge until this year, when he was selected to lead the programming for the 2022 CrossFit Games.

You can connect with Boz via Instagram. @apbozman

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

EZ Muhammad: Always Positive Energy PH267

EZ Muhammad: Always Positive Energy PH267

August 23, 2022

Elijah “EZ” Muhammad is a 2x CrossFit Games athete, the Owner of Unorthodox Fitness, co-founder of Project Onyx, owner of Lift Heavy Often as in Everyday seminars, a former collegiate basketball player at Tennessee Tech as well as a father, husband, and an individual who is using his platform to do great things in the world.

You can connect with EZ via Instagram @elijahEZmuhammad or his website EZMuhammad.com and you can get involved with Project Onyx via  @projectonyxdsm

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

Train Your Brain for Peak Function: Dr. Andrew Hill PH266

Train Your Brain for Peak Function: Dr. Andrew Hill PH266

August 2, 2022

Dr. Andrew Hill is the founder of Peak Brain Institute and a leading neurofeedback practitioner and biohacking coach for clients worldwide. He has lectured on psychology, neuroscience, and gerontology at UCLA’s Department of Psychology where he received a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience.

 

At Peak Brain, Dr. Hill provides individualized training programs to help you optimize your brain across goals of stress, sleep, attention, brain fog, creativity, and athletic performance. He is the host of the Head First podcast and continues to do research on attention and cognitive performance.

 

You can connect with Dr. Hill via Instagram @andrewhillphd and @PeakBrainLA

 

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If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every week.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

Surviving Cardiac Arrest at Age 33: Jason Wang + Dr. Amer Johri PH265

Surviving Cardiac Arrest at Age 33: Jason Wang + Dr. Amer Johri PH265

July 12, 2022

Jason Wang is a former collegiate basketball player who started CrossFit in 2011.  He competed at West Regionals in 2017 as a part of Team Reebok CrossFit Ramsay.  Today, Jason lives in Calgary, Alberta and works out at CrossFit Currie Barracks with his close friends and box owners, Eric and Christi Barber. Outside of the gym, Jason is a corporate and securities lawyer at Bennett Jones LLP with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, financings and capital market transactions.

Dr. Amer Johri is an associate professor of cardiology at Queen’s University, the Founder/Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen's, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography.  He completed his research/clinical fellowship in imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

You can connect with Dr. Johri via Twitter @amerjohri

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

How to Build Mental Resilience with Dr. Lara Pence PH264

How to Build Mental Resilience with Dr. Lara Pence PH264

June 21, 2022

Dr. Lara Pence is a licensed clinical psychologist.  She holds her doctorate degree in psychology and her masters in business administration.  She is best known for her straight-forward approach to talking about mental health and the importance of building resilience in a society that prioritizes comfort and complacency over courage and challenge. 

Dr. L works with executives, elite athletes, and entrepreneurs to elevate performance through curiosity and understanding of the mind/body connection.  In addition to her clinical practice, she is the founder of Lighfbox, the Chief Mind Doc of Spartan Race, co-author of 10 Rules of Resilience: Mental Toughness for Families, and is part of the expert team on CNBC’s No Retreat: Business Bootcamp.

You can connect with Dr. L via Instagram. @drlarapence

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

Resilience, Recovery + Performance with Kristen Holmes PH263

Resilience, Recovery + Performance with Kristen Holmes PH263

May 31, 2022

As Vice President of Performance Science at WHOOP, Kristen Holmes drives thought leadership by engaging with industry leading researchers and partners to better understand individual, team, and organizational biometric and performance data across high stakes verticals. Before joining WHOOP in 2016, Kristen was the Head Field Hockey Coach at Princeton University where she was one of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history, having won 12 league titles in 13 seasons and a National Championship.

Kristen was a 3x All American, 2 x Big 10 Athlete of the year at the University of Iowa competing in both Field Hockey and Basketball and recently inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and was a 7-year member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team. Kristen blends her academic and applied background in athletics, coaching, performance technology, psychology, and exercise physiology to drive research, partnership, and product development initiatives to strengthen WHOOP as a leader in Human Performance. She holds a Masters in Psychology and Sports Performance from the University of the Rockies and is a PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Queensland.

 

You can connect with Kristen and WHOOP via Instagram @whoop @kristen_holmes2126

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

Upgrade Your Language with Mark England PH262

Upgrade Your Language with Mark England PH262

May 12, 2022

Mark England is a TEDx speaker and co-founder and head coach of Enlifted. He has been researching, coaching and presenting on the power of words and stories for the past 15 years. Mark holds a Masters degree in education and was an elementary school P.E. teacher before getting into personal development.  Through his coaching program and his public speaking engagements, Mark gives athletes and professionals the tools they need to translate their inner conversations to take control of their lives and perform their best.

You can connect with Mark via his website, his podcast,  or Instagram @enliftedcoaches, and you can listen to his TEDx talk here: Identity vs. Process: Reinterpreting Failure.

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If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every week.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

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