180 Nutrition presents The Health Sessions. Each week we talk about everything health with real people with real results in a fun laid back manner.
Risa Groux - The FoodFrame Method
Questions asked in the episode
How can we determine the best diet for our body? What can we expect from your book ‘FoodFrame? Where should we start when wanting to heal https://180nutrition.com.au/
This week I'm excited to welcome Risa Groux to the podcast. Risa is a functional nutritionist and certified autoimmune coach. She has a focus on the root causes of her client's health concerns and treats them naturally through proper testing and subsequent dietary and supplement treatment. In this episode, we discussed the best way to tailor your diet to your health status, the optimal place to start when wanting to address health issues, and dig deep into her dietary methodology called FoodFrame. Over to Risa.
Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Risa Groux to the podcast. Risa, how are you?
I'm doing great, thanks. Thanks for having me.
Oh, look, I'm really keen to delve in and listen to some of your learnings, I guess, for want of a better word this morning, because I know that you've covered a lot in the terms of health and wellness, and human performance at a whole. But, first up, for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, please.
Sure. I am a functional nutritionist, which means I've been trained in functional medicine, so I do a lot of testing with extensive blood work and stool testing with everyone I work with in my office. I work from everyone from professional athletes to adults, kids, anybody with health issues. I do a lot of gut, or a lot of gut issues, blood sugar dysregulation, thyroid dysregulation, hormones, random... I'm usually the last stop when they come to see me after they've called the doctors and they still have this nagging cough or whatever it might be, a major health issue.
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Chad Price - Finding Fitness With Kettlebells
This week I'm excited to welcome Chad Price to the podcast. He is a serial entrepreneur with over ten years of experience in multiple industries. His most notable company, Kettlebell Kings, was started from scratch and now it is a multimillion dollar, Fortune 5000, and international company. He is also a former student athlete that graduated from Rice university with an extensive background in all sports. Additionally, He’s a Hemp and cannabis advocate that owns a lifestyle brand, Life Grows Green, which promotes health and wellness using all natural ingredients and hemp products.
Some questions asked during this episode: Why should we pick up a kettlebell in the gym/home?
Can I get a whole-body workout using just kettlebells?
How long should a typical kettlebell workout take?
This week, I'm excited to welcome Chad Price to the podcast. Chad is an athlete, entrepreneur, author, and founder of Kettlebell Kings, the number one supplier and community in the kettlebell space. In this episode, we discuss why you should consider including Kettlebells into your workout, the best way to use them, and the quickest way to get the results you want. Over to Chad.
Hey, guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Chad Price to the podcast. Chad, how are you mate?
I'm doing great today. Thank you for having me.
No, look, thank you. Thank you again for sharing some of your time. I know you're super busy. But first up, for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with you or your work or your companies, et cetera, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, please.
Sure. My name's Chad Price, currently, the CEO of Life Grows Green and my consulting agency, Price Digital Consultants. My background is in athletics and sports. After I graduated from Rice University, I started a company... I started several companies, but my most notable company is Kettlebell Kings, and that was a 10-year journey that I just culminated at the beginning of 2022.
And then, I wrote a book about that journey and starting your own business called Preparing for Battle and trying to help people get mentally prepared for what the next step is in terms of switching from entrepreneurship. I mean, switching from employee to entrepreneurship or transitioning from college or high school, wherever that is, and going into the entrepreneurship journey, having the correct mindset of doing so.
Fantastic. Wow, what a journey. It sounds like you're muscled up and ready to attack pretty much anything. So, I'm keen today to touch on the kettlebell side of things because I know that it's not very often that you get to talk to a kettlebell king and you'd be one of them, right? So, and also, cognizant of the hemp and CBD stuff, very, very interesting. But we live in Australia, and so that's a no-no for us, unfortunately at this point in time.
So, I thought we'd dial into your journey with Kettlebell Kings and just kick off for our audience in terms of no doubt, we've all been to the gym and we've seen the rack of kettlebells, but they're next to the dumbbells. They might be next to the resistance bands, which are next to the free weights, which might be next to the assisted machines. Why should we pick up a kettlebell?
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Cody Watkins - Create the Body you Want
This week I'm excited to welcome Cody Watkins to the podcast. Dubbed the King of Transformation. Cody is a renowned online fitness coach. In 2018, he underwent emergency open heart surgery that was required to escape death. He made an astonishing comeback, winning a bodybuilding competition, just 11 months post-surgery. In this episode, we discussed the subtle art of building lean muscle while losing body fat, the importance of cardio when wanting to lean up and so much more. Over to Cody.
Some questions asked during this episode: What’s the secret to building lean muscle and losing fat at the same time?
How important is cardio when wanting to lean up?
Should we lift heavy for less reps or lighter for more?
This week, I'm excited to welcome Cody Watkins to the podcast. Dubbed the King of Transformation. Cody is a renowned online fitness coach. In 2018, he underwent emergency open heart surgery that was required to escape death. He made an astonishing comeback, winning a bodybuilding competition, just 11 months post-surgery. In this episode, we discussed the subtle art of building lean muscle while losing body fat, the importance of cardio when wanting to lean up and so much more. Over to Cody.
Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Cody Watkins to the podcast. Cody, good morning, good afternoon for you. How are you mate?
I'm doing well. Thanks for having me.
No, I really appreciate your time. Well, looking at your socials and all of your online activities, I know that you're a very busy man, so we'll get into the questions in a second. But first up, for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, please.
Yeah, so I got into fitness pretty early, 15, 16 years old. I think very typical for any male, you're a little bit softer than you like to be, right? You got to get those abs, get it checked, and I just started, I guess, chasing the dragon, so to speak. So, I just kept pushing the size of limit. I got into powerlifting, got into bodybuilding. I did that obviously along the way. It's really easy to get into training since that's all you're doing. So that's where I kind of fell into that with my love for that, and then got into coaching, competed for 12 years in bodybuilding. Ended up having a few setbacks along the way that I had to learn to overcome, the biggest being open heart surgery. That was kind of a side blast, I didn't see that one coming. And yeah, I had a birth effect that I didn't know about.
I ended up being in stage four heart failure. My heart was like three times the size it should be, and then I got that all patched up. I ended up competing in a bodybuilding show one year later just to see if I could. I wanted to push the limit, but I like to take the reasons or excuses out for when it comes to clients because we'll build hurdles over things that maybe aren't. So, I figured if I could push the envelope, it would help me as a coach overall, because it kind of takes that excuse barrier now when it comes to working with people.
Oh, my word. So, tell me, when you had that surgery. And I'm guessing with a character like yourself. You live and breathe for working out, feeling good, moving your body. Were you ever told that you've got to take this super, super easy? I wouldn't recommend that you pick up heavy weights or stretch your heart in any way? Was that on the board of the recommendations?
Absolutely. So, going into it, I didn't know I had it. I had symptoms of heart failure the whole time, but I thought it was just bodybuilding. It was rough, right? I'm pushing through it, grueling along, probably maybe TMI. But man, I was throwing up probably one to two workouts a month, just thought I was lifting hard, but that was my heart not keep
Rodrigo Perez - Discover the Importance of Mobility
This week I'm excited to welcome Rodrigo Perez to the podcast. Rod has helped and trained countless athletes from professionals and elite performers, through to groms and the everyday athlete. His movement methodology and holistic longevity and wellness approach has helped countless of his athletes improve the way they move, to become more aware of their bodies, improve their nutrition, break through plateaus in their performance and ultimately become the optimal version of themselves.
Over the last 2 decades he has been broadening and deepening his knowledge. Working with multiple modalities to achieve better mobility and precision of movement, better breathing, self-regulation and mind focusing techniques – we continue to help amateur and professional clients achieve their health and performance goals.
Classes, programs, seminars and consultations are focused, professional, challenging, and yet playful – in order to best prepare clients to be the protagonists of their own wellbeing and achievements.
Some questions asked during this episode: How should we move if we want to live a long and pain-free life?
What exercises shouldn’t we be doing if we have lower back problems?
How long should we spend on daily mobility?
This week I'm excited to welcome Rodrigo Perez to the podcast. Rodrigo is a performance specialist whose movement, methodology and holistic longevity and wellness approach has helped countless athletes improve the way they move. In this episode, we discuss the importance of mobility if we want to live without aches and pains as we age. We talk about the movements we shouldn't be doing if we have lower back problems, the length of time we should spend each day on mobility and so much more. Over to Rodrigo.
Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Rodrigo Perez to the podcast. Rodrigo, how are you?
Very good. Yourself, Stu?
Excellent. It's funny because we met many, many years ago when Guy was involved in the business and I know that he was a good friend of yours. I have been seeing your messages on social media continually for so long and I thought I've got to catch up with you because I can see what you're doing really aligns with a lot of the stuff that our audience is really, really interested in. So, first up, for all of our listeners then that may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself please.
My name is Rodrigo. I've been living in Australia for the last 22 years. Been coaching for 26 years. So I am Spanish, half Brazilian. Mom, is a purely Spanish person, and grew up in Brazil probably half of my life was there, and moved to Australia, was a coach there as well. Finished university there. Then exercise science and I am exercise physiologist. Moved to Australia and had a big goal to first learn English. The funny thing is just know learning the Aussie language. So I still chat with you because I was three years in Australia and I went to London. Over there I had a manager there, and then one of the gymnasiums I was working there as a swim coach. They turned to me and they said, "Where you learned your English?" I say, "Well, in Australia." They say, "No, you learned Australian language mate."
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Bronwyn Schweigerdt - Processing Emotions For Better Health
This week I'm excited to welcome Bronwyn Schweigerdt to the podcast. Bronwyn is a psychotherapist with a master's degree in counseling and nutrition. She's commonly referred to as an evocative psychotherapist who helps people reconnect to their anger and heal their relationship with themselves. In this episode, we discuss the traits that may point to an underlying anger issue, the telltale signs that we aren't processing emotions in a healthy way, and strategies to resolve internal issues.
Some questions asked during this episode: What is an evocative psychotherapist?
How does conventional anger management differ from your approach?
How might we know that we aren’t processing our emotions in a healthy way?
This week I'm excited to welcome Bronwyn Schweigerdt to the podcast. Bronwyn is a psychotherapist with a master's degree in counseling and nutrition. She's commonly referred to as an evocative psychotherapist who helps people reconnect to their anger and heal their relationship with themselves. In this episode, we discuss the traits that may point to an underlying anger issue, the telltale signs that we aren't processing emotions in a healthy way, and strategies to resolve internal issues. Over to Bronwyn.
Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Bronwyn Schweigerdt to the podcast. Bronwyn, how are you?
I'm good. Thank you for saying my first name very well. It's rare.
Oh, well, Bronwyn is a very popular name in Australia.
I know. You have a nickname. You guys call me Bronny.
I love it.
Exactly right. I think I know probably four people called Bronwyn.
Yeah, it's crazy.
I was more concerned with your surname, so I don't think that I was too far off the track. I've listened to a few podcasts.
No, I didn't notice anything.
Well, look, thank you so much again for your time, but first up, for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself please.
Yeah, so I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California. I came about becoming a therapist, I have an interesting journey that is comical, I guess. So I came to become a therapist later in life because I myself really, really, really needed a good therapist because I fell into a pit of depression where I was barely functioning and I was getting physically ill. So I sought out a therapist and as dysfunctional as I was and as hard as my life was, I thought to myself, I know even right now I could do a better job than she's doing to me. And then I found other therapists and I felt that way with all of them. So I thought I'm going to go back to school and get a second master's degree and become a therapist, and that was part of my healing journey, actually.
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Natalie Kovarik & Tara Vander Dussen: A Unique Perspective on Agriculture
This week, I'm excited to welcome Natalie Kovarik & Tara Vander Dussen to the podcast. Natalie Kovarik and Tara Vander Dussen are the co hosts of the Discover Ag docu-series as well as the popular podcast Discover Ag. Collectively they have been advocating for agriculture online on various social media platforms for over 10 years. Together they have fostered a community of over 255k, spoken on stages across the nation and globe, and empowered a community too reconnect to agriculture and the hands that feed us.
Some questions asked during this episode: We’re told that cattle are heavily contributing to climate change, what are your thoughts Please explain the difference between monocropping vs regenerative agriculture. How important is animal protein compared to plant-based alternatives?
Stu, you honestly have the best guests
The knowledge that you can acquire to become the best version of yourself is right here! Stu does such a great job on bringing the best people in bio hacking space and it’s so valuable when we bring the practices into our everyday lives.
Great line up of Guests
These guys are at the top of their game. They interview the most influential, knowledgeable and successful people in the fitness health and wellness world. Awesome to listen to - thanks guys.
So good you have to listen twice !
Great podcasts from the 180 crew, I usually end up listening to each one a couple of times as there are so many gems in each episode.