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Searching the globe for high performance pros to bring you the Human Optimization Podcast. Everything you need to know to maximize health, increase performance, reverse debilitating symptoms and gain energy.

Human Optimization Podcast Lisa Pitel-Killah Health & Performance

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Searching the globe for high performance pros to bring you the Human Optimization Podcast. Everything you need to know to maximize health, increase performance, reverse debilitating symptoms and gain energy.

    Why You Are Still Sick with Dr. Gary Kaplan

    Why You Are Still Sick with Dr. Gary Kaplan

    Dr. Gary Kaplan, a clinical associate professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine, founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Why You Are Still Sick: How Infections Can Break Your Immune System and How You Can Recover. A pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Kaplan is one of only 19 physicians in the country to be board-certified in both Family Medicine and Pain Medicine.

    In 1985, Dr. Kaplan created the Kaplan Medical Center to offer patients suffering from chronic pain and illness a more effective model of medical care. The Center's physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, dietitians and physical therapists collaborate closely on patient's progress to ensure the best outcome for each patient. This coordinated, multidisciplinary approach had proved to be highly effective for patients suffering from complex and long-standing medical problems.
    In November 2023, Dr. Kaplan will co-chair an international conference on New Developments in Understanding Chronic Illness: The Role of the Immune Dysfunction and Infections. This is the third conference on this topic he has chaired and last year's program was attended by over 900 physicians, researchers, and the public. Why is this important? Because this is a major change in how physicians think about chronic illness and will offer solutions to millions of people suffering from long Covid, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-treatment Lyme syndrome, PANS/PANDAS, fibromyalgia, and depression.
    To learn more about the upcoming conference, donate, or read more about the research and teachings Dr. Kaplan is doing, visit Foundation for Total Recovery Inc.
    To take the sleep apnea test Dr. Kaplan discussed, visit The Epworth Sleepiness Scale
    Click here to order Dr. Gary Kaplan's Book, Why You Are Still Sick: How Infections Can Break Your Immune System and How You Can Recover

    • 1 hr 6 min
    How to Seek Your Summit with Jenn Drummond

    How to Seek Your Summit with Jenn Drummond

    Jenn achieved business success as the founder and CEO of a thriving financial services company. Her move to Park City, Utah, with her kids, fed her family's passion for everything outdoors. But on a snowy evening in 2018, Jenn's life was knocked off ti's tracks. She was in a horrific car accident that brought her inches from death. Everyone agreed that she shouldn't have survived, yet somehow, she did. In the aftermath, it became crystal clear to Jenn that while she cannot control when she lives this life, she - and the rest of us - can choose how to live it.
    Jenn's confrontation with death imbued her with vigor, enthusiasm, and commitment to full engagement in life. Now - more than ever, she is focused on becoming an inspiration, guide and cheerleader, not just for her children, but for outdoor enthusiasts around the world. Urged on the supported by her family, Jenn has now become the first woman to climb the World's Seven Second Summits - the second tallest mountains on every continent.
    In January 2024, Jenn will be releasing her book, "Quitproof: 7 Strategies to Build Resilience and Achieve Your Life Goals," a powerful account of her journey through triumph and resilience after surviving a near-fatal car accident in 2018. 
    Pre-Order Jenn's Book HERE.

    • 32 min
    How to Stop Self Sabotage with Beth Blackmore

    How to Stop Self Sabotage with Beth Blackmore

    Visit Beth's website today and sign up to her newsletter to get her article "5 Ways to Overcome Your Self Sabotage" for free!
    Beth is a former government employee with 23 years years in Human Resources, a degree in Phycology and a lifelong passion to help others. Since 2019, she has been on a path of awakening, self discovery and growth. Focusing on nutrition, physical health, mindset and overall well-being. Through her health journey, she has successfully shed 60lbs, gained mental clarity, and has come to learn that we have ultimate control over our minds and bodies. 
    Residing in Ottawa, Canada with her husband and two sons, Beth lives an active family lifestyle with mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling, throwing the ball around... anything outdoors. Nothing beats the cottage in the summer being on the water, sailing her Hobie Cat.
    As a former self-saboteur, her own self destructive behaviors included negative self-talk, people-pleasing, binge-drinking, watching tv, mainstream news and stuffing her feelings with food. She would suppress and stuff down feelings of guilt, shame and regret from life's past events with food.
    Addicted to eating, comfort foods, carbs, sugars, numbing her emotions, distractions, the 9-5 rat race, people pleasing, modern comforts, societal norms, mediocrity and her conditioned mind. It was a slow and steady downward spiral over many years that came to a grinding halt in March 2019, when she finally started listening to her body and the physical symptoms it was putting out there.
    Unlearning and deprogramming from her old conditioning led her to ditch the processed foods, the sugars and the refined carbs. She stated consuming real whole foods and improvement within weeks. Within a year and a half she lost 60lbs and successfully kept it off, and she's never felt better!
    She says there is not one area of her life that hasn't been affected in a positive way from her mental and physical transformation.
    Through her own life experience, her health journey - losing 60lbs and completing Jason Christoff's Freedom from Self Sabotage coaching certification, Beth helps people reprogram their conditioned minds to overcome their self limiting, self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors, empowering them to live their best lives - healthy, abundant and successful. 

    • 37 min
    7 Wellness Rituals for Health, Strength & Hope with Dr. Dwight Chapin

    7 Wellness Rituals for Health, Strength & Hope with Dr. Dwight Chapin

    Dr. Dwight Chapin holds his honours degree in biology from Queens University and Doctor of Chiropractic designation from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He also practices medical acupuncture and Active Release Technique, a non-invasive treatment to locate and quickly resolve soft-tissue disorders.
    He co-owns and operates a large multi-disciplinary clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, and has led corporate wellness programs for nationally-recognized corporations, including The Globe and Mail, Canada Post, and General Mills Canada Corporation. As a health advisor, Chapin's original work has been featured in the Globe and Mail, where he also operates an onsite repetitive strain injury prevention clinic for Globe employees.
    Dr. Chapin had made it his life's mission to care for, educate, and inspire others in their journey toward optimal health. In his first book, Take Good Care: 7 Wellness Rituals for Health, Strength & Hope, he brings the science of preventative medicine to life.
    Learn more about Dr. Chapin's new book and order your copy at 7wellnessrituals.com

    • 40 min
    The Surprising Origins of Chronic Pain with Jadranka JB Bozja

    The Surprising Origins of Chronic Pain with Jadranka JB Bozja

    Jadranka Bozja is a cross-trained, complementary medicine practitioner and educator, specializing in integrative approaches to pain management, healthy aging and well-being. As a previous chronic pain sufferer, JB knows what it’s like to feel helpless and out of control. Over 10 years ago, she developed the Eliminate Pain Naturally Program to help herself and realized it could help many others, too.
    Her program, Eliminate Pain Naturally, has been featured by CBS, Fox News, ABC News, CNBC, and Yahoo Finance. 
    JB’s expertise was attained from a world-wide academic education, clinical experience and training, from molecular biology, drug development, herbal remedies, nutrition, cranio-sacral therapy, accessible and trauma sensitive yoga, shamanic healing arts practices, Japanese traditions such as shiatsu and Reiki, Qigong, advanced myofascial and musculoskeletal techniques, osteopathy, clinical hypnotherapy, professional coaching, mindfulness, neuro-linguistic programming, and trans-personal psychology.
    Additionally, she holds several patents for the innovation in the field of prevention and improvement of human health and has been published with multiple publications in the peer reviewed, scientific and medical journals.
    Mentioned you heard her on the Human Optimization Podcast and receive a FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION. Contact her today!

    • 43 min
    Mycotoxins & The Dirty Girl Detox with Dr. Wendie Turbow

    Mycotoxins & The Dirty Girl Detox with Dr. Wendie Turbow

    Wendie Trubow, MD, MBA, IFM certified practitioner, is passionate about helping women optimize their health and lives as a functional medicine gynecologist. Through her struggles with mold and metal toxicity, Celiac disease, and other health issues, Trubow has developed a deep sense of compassion and expertise for what her patients are facing.
    She is the co-author of Dirty Girl: Ditch the Toxins, Look Great, and Feel Freaking Amazing and has been regularly featured in MindBodyGreen and Huffington Post.
    She is an accomplished speaker and previously had her own television show. She is on the faculty at A4M and a speaker for their conferences, along with other national societies. She and her partner will be releasing their next book, Sweaty & Bitchy, in mid-2024.
    SPECIAL GIFT FOR LISTENERS: Check out Dr Wendie's Toxin Free Living Guide for free!
    Buy Dr. Wendie's Dirty Girl Detox Book here

    • 46 min

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