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Clear spirits like vodka, gin, and tequila on the rocks with club soda are the best type of alcoholic beverage to consume if you're trying to lose weight. Transcript: "What is the best type of alcoholic beverage to consume if you're trying to lose weight? Well, I can make that really easy for you. It's just about consuming clear spirits, and there are three in particular, vodka, gin, and tequila. That's it. Drink those on the rocks with club soda. Maybe if you want a little tonic in there. But really trying to keep added calories to a minimum. You're going to get the most-- what I consider bang for your calorie buck when you're consuming clear spirits. The reason also is that when you consume things like wine and beer, they have a lot of extra carbohydrates as part of the inherent property of those foods, and those beverages rather. And not because carbs are bad, because they're not. I'm just looking at weight loss, weight progression, and how people can best consume alcohol safely without it adding too much of a burden to their weight loss goals. So there you have it. In a nutshell, clear spirits win."
If I had to teach a course about a specific topic, it would be brain health. We all have one brain, and so we should have a general understanding of the anatomy of the brain and how the brain functions. The course would cover topics such as nutrition and its effects on the brain, stress, sleep, and how the brain interacts with other organs and systems. Transcript: "Alright, exciting times. My first question. If I had to teach a course about a specific topic, what would it be? So if I had to pick only one topic, hands down, it would be brain health. To me, your brain is the most important organ. Now one can argue we have all these different organs, but you only get one brain, and we can't transplant it when it goes bad. So I think as humans, since we all have one, we should have a general understanding of the anatomy of the brain and how the brain functions. So in simple, you have one brain with two hemispheres. Each hemisphere has different tasks that it does. Like the left side is very analytical in general, right side is very creative. And within these hemispheres, we have different regions. And these regions might have different functions. Like the front over here has to deal with speaking, the back deals with vision. So if someone has a general understanding of the anatomy and what normal function is, then I can give you specific objective tests to measure on yourself so you can compare yourself against normal. Because the brain tends to work well for the majority, we don't recognize it becomes a problem until we start to lose function or we get injured. So having a class that teaches about brain function, having a way to teach you how to analyze your own brain function, I think is totally crucial. From there, we can get into all the dirty details of how nutrition affects the brain, how to recognize when your brain gets fatigued and doesn't have a lot of endurance to do tasks. So as an example, if you've ever been reading a book and you got tired, well, the areas that deal with reading might not be functioning as well. But there, we can give you exercises on how to kind of rehabilitate or give more integrity to those areas. But again, there's so many topics that pertain to the health of the brain. How nutrition affects the brain, how stress affects the brain, how sleep affects the brain, how the brain interacts with your immune system and your gut and so forth. So I think if I had to pick one topic, it would definitely be brain health because we all get it."Brain Health
My process for rehabilitating an injured athlete involves obtaining a thorough history and interview, diagnosing the injury both medically and functionally, and then using a methodical approach with passive modalities at first and active care at the end while monitoring progress. Transcript: "Alright, the question reads, what is your process when it comes to rehabilitation for an injured athlete? Well, step number one is always a thorough history and interview with that athlete or that patient. We need to determine was there a very specific mechanism of injury like a trauma or was it something that was repetitive or cumulative in nature. From there, we have to go into an examination. Now I like to come up with two different diagnoses during this examination. One is that medical diagnosis. What's the name of the injury? That will tell us the physiology that's involved and the timeline that that specific injury takes to heal. The second diagnosis is more of a functional diagnosis, meaning was there a breakdown in their movement patterns, was there a lack of strength, or was there repetition? What was going on that caused that medical diagnosis to come to light? That can help us to accommodate while we're doing rehab, but also start to integrate some changes in their lifestyle or particular movement or whatever habits may have led to causing that so we can reinforce it. As far as rehabilitation, there should always be a methodical process over that timeline that it takes to heal where you have these specific goals. So you're going to start off doing the crawl, walk, run method of rehab, meaning a lot of passive modalities up front before we get into active care at the end. I won't go into over details because each injury is unique to the individual and each person might need a different variation on rehab. But the main process is to have a clinical thought process of what may have caused that, what is it, how can we reverse engineer it, and how can we accommodate you during these healing phases and make sure we have markers that keep us measured as practitioners that hold the standards saying we're actually making progress while you're healing up."
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Brain spotting is a cutting-edge neuro experiential process used to increase access to confidence and Flow State, as well as to eliminate performance problems. It is done by locating the neural networks and unconscious brain that cause issues, as discovered by Dr. David Grant, and can not only improve performance but also mental health. Transcript: "Brain spotting is a powerful cutting-edge neuro experiential process that allows an athlete to optimize their nervous system. We use it in two ways. On the one hand, we use it to increase access to confidence and to build confidence. Also, to increase access to Flow State, which is at Peak Performance state where it flows so naturally and also to increase access to relaxation. We also use it to eliminate performance problems. So that might be a slump. And that might be something called The Yips where you have a kind of Hiccup in your movement. It might be that you're able to train really well when you get to competition your performance is subpar, or it might be. That you have a lot of anxiety and overthinking going on before you perform at a competition. Those are all things we can treat through brain spotting. We're able to locate the neural networks and the unconscious brain that cause those issues the roots of those issues and process them out. It's important to realize that those problems are not within the conscious control of the athlete. That's it. A mistake that athletes coaches parents and everyone make thinking that somehow that's within the conscious control of the athlete. Dr. David Grant who develop Trainspotting discovered that this is in fact wrong and that it is the unconscious that is controlling these issues. So that's the way we use brain spotting to assist athletes in their performance. We often also see that not only does their performance get a lot better. They enjoy the sport, a lot more and their mental health is better. This is just a simple explanation, it's actually a little bit. Bit more complex than that, as you can imagine. So please let me know if you have any other questions."
Rest and recovery, good food, good supplements (vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, selenium, melatonin), elderberry extract, sunshine, and a lot of water are all great tips and tricks to get rid of illness fast. Transcript: "What tips or tricks do I have to get rid of illness fast? I'll tell you what I do and I'll tell you what I recommend. The first thing, foremost, is rest, rest and recovery. We don't spend enough time in that mode. Our autonomic nervous system has two divisions fight or flight, and rest and digest, and all the good stuff happens in rest and digest, and we spend most of our time in fight or flight, high cortisol, high stress, not enough time recovering. A lot of you are athletes. Think about muscles, when does the muscle actually grow? Not when you're lifting the weight, afterwards, when it recovers and when it rebuilds, and it's the same thing with your immune system. So I would recommend that you really take some time, give yourself that time, we don't do that enough, and really rest in a way that feels really good and rejuvenating. Rest doesn't mean laying in bed and working. I also up the supplements that I recommend all the time, anyway, which are, obviously, vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, selenium, melatonin. Probably double up on the zinc, maybe to 30 or 50 milligrams a day. I like elderberry a lot. Elderberry extract, I think is good. There's some good research on it shortening the duration of the flu, for example. So basically good food, which means real food, good supplements, and I've talked elsewhere about which ones I use and which ones I recommend, and rest and recovery and a lot of water. Those are simple things that naturepaths have used for hundreds of years and we tend to forget how healing they can be. And I'd also get some sunshine, which will help your vitamin D levels, as well, and also probably lift your mood. That's what I do when I'm sick."