Fitness In Post

This episode was inspired by our previous episode, "Let's Talk About Mental Illness." In this episode I speak to Dr. Edison de Mello and neuropsychologist Dr. Michael Mark about the science and biology behind anxiety and depression. We talk about these concepts at the biological, chemical, and neuroelectrical levels, and more importantly, we discuss treatment protocols that go well beyond "popping pills."

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Our Sponsors:

GeekDesk

Indie Essentials

Boris FX 

Topics of Conversation:

Why there is so much anxiety and “circumstantial" depression in the film industry

How diet and psychology factor into treating depression beyond pharmacology

What is cortisol, why you need it, and why too much is bad for you

Using qEEG and LORETTA to measure neuroelectrical signals in the brain and identify depression or anxiety

How depression and anxiety are quantifiable

How to identify whether you need to see a professional or if you just need “a good night’s sleep”

The cultural expectation that men can’t be “sad” and women can’t be “angry”

The generalized picture of a introductory session in integrative medicine

A generalized treatment protocol for a new patient who has anxiety or depression

What an initial session looks like for neurofeedback to treat anxiety or depression

Neurofeedback is just “playing a game, and your brain is the joystick”

What a “default brain network” is in laymen’s terms

The brain being a combination of fast & slow frequencies and how they relate to anxiety and depression

Using biofeedback and Heartmath to reduce anxiety

How to properly breath from the belly to increase oxygen intake

Useful Links:

The Akasha Center

NeuroEdge Centers

What is a qEEG?

What is LORETTA?

Heartmath emWave Pro (contact us about our FiP discount)

Blog post: "Neurofeedback, pt1: My Journey"


About Our Guests:

Dr. Edison de Mello

Dr. Michael Mark 

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Kristin Martinand the show was executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

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If you enjoyed this show, please leave us a review in iTunes! It helps us build an audience and increases our visibility in searches. Thank you!

 

Direct download: FiP_Ep18_AnxietyandDepression.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:09pm PDT

In this episode I sit down face-to-face with Tony Horton, the mastermind behind the most successful exercise program in America, P90X, as well as the creator of P90X2, P90X3, 10-Minute Trainer, and Power 90, to name a few. We discuss his new book "The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life," finding "purpose," the upcoming Beachbody program P90, as well as many other topics below.

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Our Sponsors:

GeekDesk

Indie Essentials

Boris FX 

Topics of Conversation:

Tony talking about his “formula” being a combination of formulas from others

Your “Whys” vs. your “Why Nots”

“Law 2: Find Your Purpose"

Tony discussing GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story

Tony telling the story of Jeremy Yost who lost over 180 pounds using P90X

The idea behind “Beachbody” having nothing to do with having a “Beach body”

Breaking down Tony’s various home exercise programs (see links below)

Getting outside of your comfort zone to introduce dramatic change

Improving your level of fitness by introducing variety and “muscle confusion”

Using P90X2 to get ready for a Spartan Race and train like an athlete

Why P90X sold half a billion dollars worth of programs (variety, modifications, fun)

Why this is the perfect time for the release of the upcoming P90

Breaking down the structure of P90

Why yoga & meditation are a big component of Tony’s programs

 “Law 11: The Three R’s: Recharge, Recover, Relax”

Tony on Shakeology: “You can pay now, or you can pay later…it’s an investment in the quality of your life”

The amazing story of how Shakeology changed “Judd’s Mom’s” life

From being bed-ridden to doing multiple rounds of P90X

“You either see the problem or you see the solution”

Tony on Beachbody’s energy bars

Tony on his food service “Tony Horton Kitchen"

A super-quick lightning round

Useful Links:

Tony’s Book, The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life

Shakeology

10-Minute Trainer

P90XP90X2P90X3

The upcoming P90

Piyo

Body Beast

Les Mills Combat

T25

Tony Horton Kitchen

AbWorks (Tony’s 1st infomercial!!!)

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Kristin Martin, show notes were prepped by Maciek Kaliski, and the show was executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

A very special thanks to team members Adam Bedford and Monica Daniel for helping me get this together. Couldn't have done it without you!

Share Your Thoughts:

If you enjoyed this show, please leave us a review in iTunes! It helps us build an audience and increases our visibility in searches. Thank you!

 

Direct download: FiP_ep17_TonyHorton.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:55am PDT

In this episode I speak with Swati Desai, Ph. D, LCSW, about developing a daily practice of mindfulness and meditation. We talk about how to apply mindfulness to your daily life  to help enhance concentration, decrease anxiety, manage stress, and improve cognitive function. We also discuss a little of the neuroscience behind meditation and the scientific studies that prove it’s affecting the brain on a neural level.

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Our Sponsors:

GeekDesk

Indie Essentials

Boris FX


Topics of Conversation:

Swati’s background in mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhism

The definition of “mindfulness” and how to apply it to your daily life

The five benefits of mindfulness (CREST):

C - Concentration

R - Relaxation

E - Equanimity, evenness of mind

S - Self awareness

T - Taming your mind

Practicing mindful eating and reshaping neural networks

Using mindfulness to reduce cravings for unhealthy foods

Mindfulness for psychological eating disorders

Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT)

How practicing mindfulness can improve business ethics

An example of a quick yet effective meditation technique

How the prefrontal cortex thickens with regular meditation practice

Apple, Google, and Fortune 500 companies offering mindfulness classes

The epidemic of burnout in the post-production industry

Using biofeedback and acupuncture mats for better sleep

Applying mindfulness to chocolate cake and Coca-Cola

The free “2Meditate” App for global meditation

Useful Links:

2 Meditate Together App

Mindfulness In Plain English

Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation via Harvard Medical School

A sneak peak at the upcoming “2Meditate Together” Meditations

“Why Eating Is About More Than Just Taste” at the FiP Blog

Heartmath emWave Pro (contact us about getting this at a discount)

Bulletproof Sleep Mat

About Our Guest:

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW was born in India and trained as a computer programmer. She came to Los Angeles and received her Ph.D. in Management from the Anderson School at UCLA in 1992. She worked and taught in the field of Computer Information Systems. After years of dabbling in Jungian Psychology and working as a paraprofessional counselor, she began her graduate work in Clinical Social Work and received MSW from UCLA and LCSW license to practice in California. groups, and uses mindfulness philosophy in individual sessions to allow people to experience the power of mindfulness meditations in going through difficult periods in life.

Currently, she has been intensely working on developing an App named 2Meditate, for creating a global group of mindfulness meditators who can meditate together any time they want. Her dream is to allow meditators an easy access to meditation groups through global guided meditations, simultaneously encouraging universal and harmonious connections between people from different cultures. Swati blogs extensively for Huffington Post and Positively Positive, and wrote several columns for the Times of India. She has appeared on a TV show in India called “Good Life.” Her faith in “global citizenship” is reflected in her writing as well as her purposeful travels to India, China, Hong Kong, and Europe. 

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Kristin Martinand the show was executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Share Your Thoughts:

If you enjoyed this show, please leave us a review in iTunes! It helps us build an audience and increases our visibility in searches. Thank you!

 

Direct download: FiP_ep16_DevelopingMindfulness.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:58pm PDT

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