ENH 014: (Pt. 1) How to Beat Burnout, Stress Less and Live More as a Leader with Josh Reich

Why Listen?

If you are a leader, whether a CEO, VP, Director, Pastor or Team Captain, this show is for you. The challenges of leadership are difficult but they get tougher when we include the dangers of stress, anxiety and burn out. Our Guest Josh Reich helps me explore the dangers of these things and offers some very deep

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ENH 013: Why your Egg Quality Matters, Choosing Supplements that Don’t Suck and how Mobility can add Years to Your Life with Natural Stacks’ Ryan Munsey


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Why Listen?

There are so many egg labels that no one knows the difference anymore. Find out the actual difference between good eggs and bad eggs in this episode. Hint: you might throw out your conventional eggs after you hear the difference.

We also discuss Supplement companies and how you just can’t trust any old supplement company out there. Quality ingredients and full disclosure of those ingredients  are a must for a good company. Otherwise, you might be getting sand in those pills.

Lastly we touch on mobility and how becoming more mobile and doing things like Yoga can help you live longer. 


Guest Bio

Ryan Munsey is a mental and physical performance specialist with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University. He holds a number of job titles, including fitness model, gym owner, strength coach, freelance fitness writer, and Chief Optimizer at Natural Stacks. Find Ryan’s articles and Optimal Performance Podcast at optimalperformance.com or email ryan@naturalstacks.com.


Show Notes

Optimal Performance Website: http://optimalperformance.com/

Ryan Munsey Website: http://ryanmunsey.com/

Ryan’s Facebook: http://facebook.com/munseyryan

Ryan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanmunsey

Yoga for Men link: http://optimalperformance.com/man-flow-yogas-3-best-yoga-poses-to-increase-fitness/

Chickens aren’t vegetarians. The truth about Egg Quality link: http://optimalperformance.com/the-truth-about-inferior-grain-fed-eggs/

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ENH 012: Shedding fat fast with only 20 minutes a day, minimalist Kettlebell training and avoiding bad form in the gym with Pat Flynn



Why Listen?

To get strong and lose weight many people think you have to be in the gym for a few hours a day like a bodybuilder. Today in the show we learn that that just ins’t the case. You can get strong, lose fat and feel amazing with something called minimalist training. Minimalist training is the idea of doing the least amount possible for the greatest amount of results. Our guest Pat Flynn breaks down how to get the most bang for your buck in your workouts. He also tells us what common mistakes rookies are making in the gym and what sorts of foods to eat while living the minimalist lifestyle.

Guest Bio

Pat Flynn is a fitness minimalist and believes any exercise program will improve in direct ratio to the number of things you can leave out of it that shouldn’t be there.

He is the founder of The Chronicles of Strength and chief contributor to the Chronicles Of Strength Inner Circle – a monthly newsletter dedicated to helping you reach your goals through fitness minimalism (or doing the least amount of exercise needed to get the job done).

Pat is also the author of Paleo Workouts for Dummies and Fast Diets for Dummies.

Show Notes

Chronicles of Strength: http://www.chroniclesofstrength.com/

Chronicles of Strength inner circle: http://www.chroniclesofstrength.com/inner-circle/

Pat Flynn Twitter: https://twitter.com/patflynncos

How to do a kettlebell clean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzxBE3yKWX4

300 Swings a day: http://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/300-swings-a-day-for-faster-fat-loss




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ENH 011: Traditional Doctors vs. Functional Medicine, Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue and The N=1 Principle


Why Listen?

Our guest is a functional medicine physician and has founded a practice that’s modern and tech savvy, enabling patients to interact with their Doctors in ways their more used to communicating in. You can text and email your doctor instead of faxing them. Pretty cool, right? So next time you have Adrenal Fatigue or a Gut issue (both of which we discuss in the show) you can shoot your doctor a text message and get help rather quickly.

Speaking of Adrenal Fatigue, it’s plaguing our modern western society. People are running themselves into the ground with work, money problems, divorce and other stresses and the result is a body with Hormone dysfunction. Our guest tells you how to beat adrenal fatigue for good and keep it away. We also talk about what it means to become Super Human this year.

Guest Bio

Robin Berzin MD is a functional medicine physician and the founder of Parsley Health. Her mission is to make functional medicine affordable and modern, so that more people can access this holistic, root-cause approach to health. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Robin went to medical school at Columbia University -where she co-founded the physician communication app Cureatr – and later trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is also a certified yoga instructor and a meditation teacher, and has formally studied Ayurveda. Robin writes for a number of leading wellness sites, and speaks regularly for organizations including the Clinton Foundation, Health 2.0, Summit, and the Functional Forum on how we can reinvent health care. To learn more about her background and philosophy, and upcoming retreats and events, visit robinberzinmd.com.

Show Notes

Parsley Health Website: http://parsleyhealth.com/

Robin Berzin MD personal site: http://robinberzinmd.com/

Robin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/robinberzinmd

Robin’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobinBerzinMD/

ARTICLE: How to be effortlessly Superhuman: https://parsleyhealth.com/how-to-effortlessly-be-a-superhuman-this-january/

ARTICLE: Are you working yourself sick?: https://parsleyhealth.com/are-you-working-yourself-sick-why-your-body-medically-needs-a-break/

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ENH 010: Racial Divide, Multi-Cultural Theology and Longevity in Ministry with Derwin Gray




Why Listen?

This is perhaps the most important episode of the show we’ve done. Ex nihilo means “from nothing”. This site is all about recovering some of what we lost in the Garden of Eden. This includes our bodies, our diets, or prayer/meditation life, but it also includes how we treat one another. We call that “community”. How do we relate with one another? That’s a big question we need to answer

We know that racial tension is high today in the US, and our guest gives us some very hardcore truths about the realities of the solution to these problems. They are very real truths that are hard to hear, but important for us to reconcile with one another.

Guest Bio

Derwin Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in America. TC is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community with three campuses near Charlotte, NC. Working toward his doctorate at Northern Seminary, Derwin is the author of four books, including The High Definition Leader, a book on developing leaders to aim towards multi-cultural churches.

Show Notes

Derwin’s site: Derwinlgray.com

Transformation Church: Transformationchurch.TC

Derwin on Twitter: @DerwinLGray

Derwin’s latest book: The HD Leader: Building Multi-ethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World

IB Times: Race Relations in America: http://www.ibtimes.com/race-relations-us-many-americans-think-racial-divide-growing-relations-getting-worse-2022879

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ENH 009: Hacking Your Morning Routine with Eddie


Why Listen?

Eddie walks through the importance of a morning routine. Most fortune 500 CEOs talk about the importance of their morning routine. If you want to be successful at your job, school, family life etc. you’ve got to master this crucial element of your life.

Why you need a routine

1) You are most focused the first hour of your day
2) Beat stress with focus
3) The morning’s ability to set forth in motion whatever you’re going to feel

Things your doing not that you shouldn’t be doing

1) You’re not sleeping enough already
2) You wake up at the last minute
3) You stuff your face with carbs
4) You’re addicted to coffee
5) You check email

Suggestions for your morning routine

1)- Wake up earlier than you need to. 2) Meditiation 3) Prayer and Bible Reading 4) Deep Breathing 5) Proper nutrients 6) Be kind to yourself

 Show Notes

Calm App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calm-meditation-simple-guided/id571800810?mt=8

Inflammation Scavenger Smoothie: http://www.exnihilohealth.com/the-inflammation-scavenger-smoothie/

Sleep Cycle App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sleep-cycle-alarm-clock/id320606217?mt=8

Bulletproof Coffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YjLMdx3YZY


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ENH 008: Battling Diabetes, and Healthy Paleo baking with Keep it Real Food Co.’s Katie Coleman


Why Listen?

katie-4This show is packed with tips on baking smart without adding the extra carbs and sugar into your body. Our Guest Katie Coleman battled with Type 1 Diabetes for more than twenty years, and after some experimenting she’s developed some awesome baking hacks that aren’t only healthy for you, but they taste amazing as well. She’s leveraged that knowledge into starting a company called the Keep it Real Food co. You’ll hear how she did all of that and you’ll learn about some of the dangers of Diabetes and why it must be stopped with healthy choices.

Katie’s Bio

Katie Coleman is the owner of Keep It Real Food Company, co-host of the podcast Diabetes Unscripted, a self-proclaimed nutrition nerd, and person with type 1 diabetes for over 20 years. She was diagnosed at age 11 and followed the standard approach for diabetes care for many years. At age 26, she formed the company “Grain Expectations” – a blog and bakery focusing on whole grain baked goods. However, she quickly realized that, despite being so-called “healthy”, these whole grain foods were not actually diabetes-friendly. In 2010, she changed the name and focus of the business to Keep It Real Food Co, with the goal of creating grain-free, low-glycemic snacks and treats using ONLY naturally healthy ingredients that everyone can enjoy.

After learning about the gluten-free and paleo diets through her customers, she continued on her own dietary journey, adopting a low-carb paleo diet and immersing herself in the latest functional medicine research. When she’s not working on her business, listening to her favorite health podcast, or reading about nutrition,  she loves hiking and playing music around the San Francisco Bay Area.


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