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Growth Island is a podcast about how to become and be the best version of yourself. The focus is on strategies, tools, and blueprints for a meaningful life.
I interview high performers and experts within nutrition, meditation, exercise, relationships, business, general health and lifes bigger mysteries.
More info at www.growthisland.com

Growth Island Mads Friis

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Growth Island is a podcast about how to become and be the best version of yourself. The focus is on strategies, tools, and blueprints for a meaningful life.
I interview high performers and experts within nutrition, meditation, exercise, relationships, business, general health and lifes bigger mysteries.
More info at www.growthisland.com

    #70: Leigh Ewin - 5 breathwork techniques that will change your life today

    #70: Leigh Ewin - 5 breathwork techniques that will change your life today

    Want a quick easy way to improve your health, energy and sexual experiences? Then Breathwork might just be the next thing for you to practice.

    Today, I’ve got Leigh Ewin as our guest, and I’m excited to introduce him. He’s an expert breather, a certified Bulletproof Coach, and a renowned instructor in breathwork methodologies. He coaches people across the world in breathwork techniques to enhance everything from stress relief to sports performance. He’s also an ice diver! (Yes, you read that correctly.)

    Leigh joins me today to share his story and knowledge about breathing techniques that can improve our lives significantly. He explains the importance of conscious breathing, discusses the benefits of optimizing your breathing, and drops some juicy bits about how useful cold baths are to your health.




    Show Notes

    0:30 Introduction to Leigh Ewin
    1:35 How Leigh get started doing breathwork?
    2:50 Why is breathwork so important?
    6:20 Where to start with breathwork?
    9:10 Breathwork for performance
    13:01 Why is nasal breathing better than mouth breathing?
    16:10 Breathwork for stress release
    19:25 Connecting with people through breathing
    26:22 Breathwork and sex
    31:35 Cold water diving
    35:30 What are some of the values of practicing breathwork?
    42:45 What people need to be cautious about with breathwork?
    45:30 Where can people find out more about you?
    47:50 What are some of your daily habits?
    51:00 Leigh’s final advice for living a happy, healthy, and meaningful life


    Connect with Leigh Ewin

    Website: https://www.leighewin.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leighewin/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theleighewin
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighewin/



    Resources:
    Leigh Collection: https://www.leighewin.com/resources
    The episode on Breathing with Dan Brule: https://www.growthisland.com/blog/18-dan-brule-breathing-for-self-healing-and-top-performance%2F
    The episode on Breathing with Martin Petrus and Artur Paulins:
    https://www.growthisland.com/blog/17-martin-artur-how-to-breathe-for-optimal-energy-and-performance%2F

    The episode on Breathing with Kiki Bosch:
    https://www.growthisland.com/blog/20-kiki-bosch-the-queen-of-ice-overcoming-rape-anxiety-and-pain%2F

    CONNECT WITH MADS MISIAK FRIIS
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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madsmfriis/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madsmf/


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    • 53 min
    #69: Victor Mifsud - Getting Your Eye Vision Back

    #69: Victor Mifsud - Getting Your Eye Vision Back

    What do you do when you are told you are losing your sight?
    Victor Mifsud was in this position years ago and has since gone on a journey to save his sight. We talk about his condition, how it relates to other eye challenges, and concrete steps to improve eyesight.

    Victor has recently completed a feature-length documentary called My Neuroplastic Adventure. It shows his journeys from the cutting edge of neuroscience to the most ancient forms of tribal healing. He has interviewed doctors and scientists who are using technology and wisdom in equal measure. He is also the founder of the Vision Optimization Summit.


    Show Notes

    0:30 Introduction to Victor Mifsud
    1:55 Discovering a vision condition
    6:20 Other difficulties and challenges in relation to Victor’s vision condition
    9:00 What is neuroplasticity
    11:30 What is your current eyesight condition?
    14:15 What are some of the concrete things that worked for you?
    15:30 How is red light helping our eyesight?
    19:25 How to consume red light?
    22:22 What other things can help people with their vision?
    24:35 Exercises to relax your eyes
    26:20 Using ketamine for eyesight
    30:20 The importance of ancestral health history
    31:45 What are peptides?
    35:20 What is the Vision Optimization Summit
    37:25 Victor’s final advice for living a happy, healthy, and meaningful life
    38:00 Where can people find out more about you


    Connect with Victor Mifsud

    Website: https://visionoptimizationsummit.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blindbiohacker/


    Resources:
    Victor’s movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7106284/
    Retinitis pigmentosa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retinitis_pigmentosa
    The Brain That Changes Itself: https://www.amazon.com/Brain-That-Changes-Itself-Frontiers/dp/0143113100
    Ketamine Eyesight Study: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02701933
    When the Body Says No: https://www.amazon.com/When-Body-Says-Understanding-Stress-Disease/dp/0470923350
    Red Light & Retintits Pigmentosa: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4768515/
    Peptides & Retinitis Pigmentosa:
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12195242/




    CONNECT WITH MADS MISIAK FRIIS
    www.growthisland.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madsmfriis/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madsmf/


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    • 39 min
    #68: Sean Percival - Building a startup with a serial entrepreneur, investor, former VP at Myspace

    #68: Sean Percival - Building a startup with a serial entrepreneur, investor, former VP at Myspace

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal. This is what Churchill said through one of its darkest periods. Entrepreneurship is often drawn in bright colors but what does it actually take to become real success? Have you ever wondered if you had what it takes to launch a startup?

    A recent Growth Island podcast guest Sean Percival, who is a serial entrepreneur, investor, author and a former VP at Myspace will walk us through a journey of building a venture. Sean has helped hundreds of startups on growth marketing and fundraising and he has also invested into and founded over a dozen himself.

    This episode takes you through the essentials you need to know prior to starting your venture. Sean talks us through the motives behind entrepreneurship, the path to success, and even more importantly, the bounce-back factor and how to fail with integrity.

    Sean also shares his best practises for overcoming challenges, advice for adopting good habits and thoughts on living a happy, healthy and meaningful life.


    Show Notes

    0:30 Introduction to Sean Percival
    1:35 How did you become who you are today
    2:40 What are the most common questions from people looking to launch their startup?
    5:50 Working with co-founders
    11:20 Managing a startup during COVID-19
    14:40 What do investors expect from startups?
    19:15 Winning when failing a startup
    21:10 Common misconceptions about startups
    23:10 What are the things you wish you knew earlier about the startups?
    26:00 What is your practice for overcoming challenges?
    28:30 Decision making process
    32:30 Hiring employees in a startup
    35:00 How to invest in startups
    38:10 How to source investors?
    40:05 Life after COVID-19
    44:01 Put your phone in a drawer for 30 days
    48:00 Sean’s habits
    49:40 Sean’s final advice for living a happy, healthy, and meaningful life


    Connect with Sean Percival

    Website: https://seanpercival.com/


    Resources:
    Sean’s books: https://seanpercival.com/bibliography/

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    www.growthisland.com
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madsmf/


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    • 52 min
    #67: Dr. Lori Bouchard - Effective Treatments Against Cancer That Work With Chemo or Radiation

    #67: Dr. Lori Bouchard - Effective Treatments Against Cancer That Work With Chemo or Radiation

    What can you actually do about cancer besides Chemo and Radiation?

    Cancer, a diagnosis that most of us fear affects 1 in 3 people in the USA. Chances are high that you or someone you know has been affected by cancer. And still, we lack lots of knowledge about the most efficient ways to deal with it.

    I have invited Dr. Bouchard to join my podcast to talk about that. She is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and the author of the bestselling book “Live Longer and Stronger with Breast Cancer”. She has completed her Degree in Health Science at Western University prior to completing her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, a four-year full-time program at the prestigious Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.

    Together with Dr. Bouchard we discuss why you should not view cancer as a death sentence. We also talk about ways to strengthen your body so it can deal better with cancer cells that grow and multiply much more quickly than most cells in the body. And then, we also look into the cancer treatment options with chemo or radiation.


    Show Notes
    0:30 Introduction to Dr. Lori Bouchard
    2:05 How did you become who you are today
    6:00 What is a naturopathic doctor?
    8:05 Importance of medicinal practitioners being more knowledgeable on nutrition
    10:20 What is cancer?
    15:40 What is the cause of cancer?
    19:40 Treatment options against cancer
    25:10 Getting another doctor’s opinion
    27:30 What to do once diagnosed with cancer?
    29:30 What treatments you propose to your clients at the beginning?
    35:50 Doing poop tests
    40:00 What other things do you recommend to your cancer patients?
    42:20 Supplements that are good for cancer patients
    47:00 Where can people find out more about you?
    1:01:30 Lori’s final advice for a happy, healthy, and meaningful life


    Connect with Dr. Lori Bouchard

    Website: https://www.ihclinic.ca/dr--lori-bouchard
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lori-bouchard-dickson-32250b19/?originalSubdomain=ca


    Resources:
    Dr. Lori’s book for FREE: https://insidehealth.kartra.com/page/LiveLongerandStrongerBook


    CONNECT WITH MADS MISIAK FRIIS
    www.growthisland.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madsmfriis/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madsmf/


    Find the episode at:
    🖥️Website at Growth Island
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    • 51 min
    #66: Umahro Cadogan's Framework for Reversing Vitiligo that has Proven Record Against Many Diseases

    #66: Umahro Cadogan's Framework for Reversing Vitiligo that has Proven Record Against Many Diseases

    How did health become so complicated?

    Are potatoes evil? Can you drink milk?

    Well, it doesn't have to be so complicated if you get the right guidance. I managed to get one of the functional medicine pioneers in Denmark on the podcast. If functional medicine was music then he would be a true rock star :)
    Today's guest, Umahro Cadogan, shares the simple framework for health that he teaches students on his health education. He used the same framework to create “miracles” in his TV show “Food Can Change Your Life”. The TV show features individuals who have been told by the existing system that there was nothing more they could do. Then, Umharo and his colleague manage to get them back on a healthy track with a focus on food.

    In this episode, we go through his framework with a fictitious case of Vitiligo to look at what you can do if you have some specific health issues. The framework is universally applicable to different diseases and it also provides you with concrete steps to get started, no matter what your health challenge is.


    Show Notes
    0:30 Introduction to Umahro Cadogan
    2:05 Umahro’s journey to becoming who he is today
    14:40 What are the basics for self-health evaluation?
    18:05 What is the Autoimmune Protocol Diet?
    28:00 Cycling gluten and dairy products out of your diet
    34:20 Adding stuff besides your diet to improve your health
    41:40 How to know what diet works for you?
    50:10 The different types of sugar food consumption
    55:00 If you can give advice to someone going through your condition, what would it be?
    57:20 How to gain weight appropriately?
    1:01:30 Umahro’s final advice for a happy, healthy, and meaningful life
    1:05:00 Where can people find out more about you?


    Connect with Umahro Cadogan

    Website: https://umahro.dk/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umahro/
    https://twitter.com/umahro
    https://www.facebook.com/umahrocadogan/




    Resources:
    Umahro’s book: https://nutrimenta.simplero.com/page/83668?_ga=2.184597161.1053385424.1615481986-329428474.1615481986

    Umahro’s Course https://umahrouniverse.com/


    CONNECT WITH MADS MISIAK FRIIS
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #65: Mads Taersboel - Myths about running and how to keep up your game

    #65: Mads Taersboel - Myths about running and how to keep up your game

    Each step we run consumes movement from 200 muscles 🏃. But you properly got other reasons why you run. Whether it is to compete in races or to stay active.

    To get the secrets of how to run better whether you are a pro or beginner or pro I interviewed Mads Taersboel, one of the fastest 5km runners in the Nordic and a former competitor at the European Championship. Mads is also a person you could spend limitless hours chatting with as he spreads amazing energy, positive vibes, and inspiration.

    We will look into the fundamentals of running, motivations, top performance hacks, and tools as well as various methods to keep yourself up with the best running routines. Also, we might find ourselves feeling stuck once we reach our best performance or we start to tumble down due to an injury or lack of motivation. What do we do then?

    Mads has founded Peak4ever and he is one of my favorite athlete-nerds that spends lots of time and effort on improving his physical and mental performance. Mads holds a master's degree in Competitive and Elite Sports, he has extensive experience as a high-performing athlete and a running coach, and today Mads will share various tools, tests, and techniques that can help any athlete get a better understanding of their utmost performance capabilities


    Show Notes
    0:30 Introduction to Mads Taersboel
    1:35 How did you get into professional running and into coaching?
    4:20 What are the fundamentals of running?
    7:05 Why should people get into running and what routes people should start with?
    10:40 HIIT training for endurance performance
    15:20 How do you choose your best running gear?
    19:40 How to get motivated to become a competitive runner?
    29:10 How to get Sp02 max and V02 max tests?
    32:00 What can we learn from our wearable tracking devices?
    37:20 What should you do if you want to reach your top performance level?
    39:45 Flexibility and running
    42:00 Training approach for busy people
    44:00 How to select a good training coach?
    46:20 What are your routines?
    51:30 What practices from eastern medicine are you following?
    53:28 How do you enforce discipline?
    56:00 How can people work with you on the health coaching?
    59:50 Where can people find out more about you?
    1:01:18 Mads’ final advice for a happy, healthy, and meaningful life


    Connect with Mads Taersboel

    Website: www.peak4ever.com
    Mads’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madstaersboel/
    https://www.facebook.com/Peak4ever
    www.instagram.com/peak4ever/



    Resources:
    VO2 max: Everything you need to know https://www.cnet.com/health/your-vo2-max-explained/


    CONNECT WITH MADS MISIAK FRIIS
    www.growthisland.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madsmfriis/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madsmf/


    Find the episode at:
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    If you like today’s episode, then please subscribe and leave a review so more people can learn about the podcast.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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