Hi, my name is Drew Taddia and I’m a fitness expert…and I believe it's time to avoid prescription drugs, get rid of the quick fix attitude, and start living the life of your dreams in a substantial way.
At Exploring Mind & Body, my focus is on a holistic approach. My guests and I will show you how to live healthier, prepare better meals and plan more effective workouts. I'll share with you my perspective on an industry that may not always lead with the truth.
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EMB #459: Toxins We Put On Our Bodies
It's so important to understand what we put on our body ultimately goes in our bodies.
Our skin is our biggest organ and we need to treat it right. The problem is, no one wants to hear this information.
Who wants to spend extra money on products, and have to read all the ingredients each time you buy.
Not many, I mean I certainly don't. But it's necessary to know exactly what goes in your body, what it does to your body and it's affecting our health.
In this show I talk about a few things we should stay away from when it comes to cosmetics or the toxins in your bathroom.
I hope you enjoy the show and I hope it's eye opening to some.
You can find more details in my book called Detoxify Yourself which is what I'm referencing throughout this show.
EMB #458: Natural Strength
Oscar Smith has a lifelong dedication to fitness as a lifestyle. Oscar has personally mastered multiple disciplines to develop a specialized training system for total body transformation.
His fitness services are offered at his chic Tribeca personal training gym, O-D Studio. His level of experience and expertise has made him one of the most sought-out trainers in NYC.With athletic experiences on his high school football and track and field teams, Smith went on to major in physical education and minor in business, and receive his master’s degree in kinesiology and biomechanics.
During college, he also become a level two all-around gymnast. With over 25 years of experience, Oscar’s notable accomplishments range in scope.
Oscar is a Certified Personal Trainer [ISSA-International Sports andScience Association], Certified Flexibility Technician, Gymnastics Coach [USGF- United States Federation of Gymnastics], Kinesiology and Biomechanics Specialist (movement of the muscles and tendons), Senior Ocean Lifeguard and Ocean Rescuer (diver), USLA Competitor [United States Lifesaving Association], six-time tri-athlete (30-mile bike ride, six-mile run, one-mile swim), and a New York City Marathon participant. He was also a grade 3 ocean beach lifeguard and member of the lifeguardcompletion team, travelling to compete in worldwide events.
Smith started his personal training gym, O-D Studio in 2003, before anyone knew what a personal training gym was. He had a simple vision: to create somewhere where people could work out with a one-on-one trainer, where people didn’t pay for the use of a building, but for the use of a trainer.
What he didn’t realize in creating his vision is that his gym would come to attract celebrities, because they could work out without the pryingeyes of the public. O-D Studio has since attracted celebrities that include:Katharine McPhee, Tom Brady, Rosario Dawson, Val Kilmer, and many others.Smith is the author of the book Natural Strength, which focuses on how readers can overcome their weight loss plateaus, and also encourages readers to reconnect with their inner child and try different things to have fun working out again.
He also has a YouTube show, S.W.E.A.T., which explores the latest trends in working out, from aerial silks to trampoline workouts to underwater spin.
EMB #457: Mastering Diabetes
Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D., and Robby Barbaro, MPH, are the cofounders of Mastering Diabetes, a coaching program that teaches people how to reverse insulin resistance via low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition.
Cyrus has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002 and has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from UC Berkeley.
Robby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000 and has been living a plant-based lifestyle since 2006. He worked at Forks Over Knives for 6 years and earned a Master’s in Public Health in 2019.
EMB #456: Choose Unconditional Self Love
Blake D. Bauer is the author of the international bestselling book You Were Not Born To Suffer. Each year he helps thousands of people who cannot find effective support from conventional psychology, medicine, or religion.
Blake is a world-renowned teacher and speaker with an extensive background in psychology, alternative medicine, nutrition, traditional healing, and mindfulness meditation.
Based on both his personal experience overcoming deep suffering, addiction, and adversity, as well as his professional success with over 100,000 people worldwide, Blake’s pioneering work integrates what he’s found to be the most effective approaches to optimal mental, emotional, and physical health.
EMB #455: Building a Supportive Community
It's so important to build a supportive community.
We need to find people that lift us up, people that support us; those that are positive and can shine light into our lives.
The most successful people in the world, surround themselves with others that are successful.
Olympic athletes to the same. So if we want to be successful, if we want to for our optimal achievement with whatever it is in life, we need to find like minded individuals that can help not hinder.
If you're looking for health, find healthy people; if you're looking for improved fitness, find those that workout.
We're here to help you reach our optimal health so you can live your life in vitality.
It all begins with Building a Supportive Community.
EMB #454: Healing Anxiety through Hypnosis
Mandy Barbee, MA Economics & CCHT, founder of Palladium Mind, is a transformation and healing expert who has helped hundreds of clients across the globe to overcome anxiousness and thrive in business, health, and life.
By combining the power of imagery with their innate capabilities, she empowers men and women to regain a positive sense of control, transcend struggle, and enjoy everything more.
Mandy’s signature method is the natural result of certifications in clinical hypnotherapy, neurolinguistics, and mind-body connection intersecting with 15 years of leadership experience in three commercial industries and the US military.
She is obsessed with co-creating massive, lasting & positive changes with others using practical actions and fun, natural techniques.
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