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All things Self-Optimisation! A deep dive Podcast, digging into practical ways to optimise your wellness, body and mind. Helping you #BeYourBest ~Steve Katasi.

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All things Self-Optimisation! A deep dive Podcast, digging into practical ways to optimise your wellness, body and mind. Helping you #BeYourBest ~Steve Katasi.

    Raging Tribalism, Social Anxieties & Mental Health Epidemic ~Dave Cottrell

    Raging Tribalism, Social Anxieties & Mental Health Epidemic ~Dave Cottrell

    Dave Cottrell, Mental Health and Mindset Coach, joins us for an open and honest exploration of mental health issues, the raging tribalism we are seeing today, and anxieties worsened by the COVID-19 crisis. Recorded 20th June 2020. 
    Dave is uniquely positioned to have this conversation. Suffering with Bipolar, a menacing mental condition, since his teens, he has experienced the deepest darkest times followed by mania on an infinite loop for over half his life. Luckily his attempt on his life wasn’t successful, as we are all blessed with his deep empathy, insight and wisdom when it comes to navigating mental health and modern life in general. He’s hung up his nutrition and PT hat to dedicate his energy into unique and deeply caring services of mindset and mental health coaching. 
     
    We seem more divided and more anxious than ever before. There’s tons of passion, care and energy in the world, but joined with lots naivety, vulnerability, aggression and tribalism. This dark energy is reaching its crescendo with the COVID-19 Pandemic, Lockdown and government responses. 
    But so much has lead to this point - Brexit, UK General Election, Trump Administration, Race Inequality, Veganism, Climate Change. The thing is, much of this energy and fighting would not be possible without social media. We would be otherwise blind to all our differences. 
    The problem is, a huge part of our ability to live long and well depends on our Strong Social Bonds, Community and Optimism. We’re hurting our health and our civilisation - this issue needs attention.
    In this episode we attempt to bring these issues to the fore, whilst also making it a practical conversation for the listeners. We explore bipolar, mental health issues at large, the root causes, tribalism, the death of the friendly debate, social media, COVID anxieties and how to expand your comfort zone. 
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed -  https://adapnation.io/141-tribalism-and-anxiety/
     
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    Where to find DAVE COTTRELL & his resources:
    ▪︎ Website - www.mindsetbydave.com
    ▪︎ Social Media (MindsetByDave) - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube 
    ▪︎ Twitch - www.twitch.tv/mindsetbydave
    ▪︎ Free 1h Mindset Coaching - A Life A Day
     
    Referenced Resources & Third Parties:
    ▪︎ Lost Connections by Johann Hari 
    ▪︎ The Looking-Glass Self
    ▪︎ @justmanupsocial 
     
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Is Loneliness making us unhealthy & shortening our lives? ~Marta Zaraska

    Is Loneliness making us unhealthy & shortening our lives? ~Marta Zaraska

    Marta Zaraska, coveted science journalist and author, helps explore the profound effect our social relationships have on our health and longevity. 
     
    Marta writes for publications including Scientific American, the Atlantic and Washington Post, with her work being consumed the world over and inspiring TV Programs globally. With an obsessional interest in health and longevity, her works evolution has taken her to social health, purpose and altruism - with her latest book Growing Young. 
     
    It turns out, unsurprisingly, that our bodies have beautifully evolved to motivate strong connection and to establish ourselves within a wholesome tribe. Every emotion of loneliness, ostracism, connection, and trust is driven by hormones and biochemical processes, as our bodies attempt to create maximum opportunity to survive, procreate and thrive. 
     
    This conversation is so timely. With the 20 weeks + of Lockdowns and social isolation, there has been a very obvious toll on the health of our minds, health of out relationships, and health of our physiology. Being socially fulfilled and connected is not optional. It’s a human imperative. 
     
    What’s fascinating is the cause and effect of loneliness on our body, and our bodies loneliness biochemistry on you mind. From immune system defence, how we see the world, self-protection, and our biological age. Every emotion has a purpose - to motivate action that returns us back to health! 
     
    If you want to know about the hard stats on longevity and mortality risk benefits from have a strong social life, you’ll hear it here. We’ll cover how to evaluate the strength of your social health, whilst giving some ballpark metrics on number of friends etc. 
     
    This is not a nice-to-have. Social media will NOT fill the void - the engagement is not real… at a human biological level. Prioritising your social health and purpose is a big deal. Start with this episode, and double click with Marta’s book Growing Young. 
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed - https://adapnation.io/140-loneliness/
     
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    Where to find MARTA ZARASKA & her resources:
    ▪︎ Website - https://www.growingyoungthebook.com
    ▪︎ New Book - Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100
    ▪︎ Twitter -  @MZaraska
     
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Jaclyn Dunne on COVID-19 Truth-Seeking, the Lockdown Mess & Vaccines

    Jaclyn Dunne on COVID-19 Truth-Seeking, the Lockdown Mess & Vaccines

    Jaclyn Dunne went viral in mid March, as she spoke her mind on the COVID-19 Crisis and government actions. One Facebook Live video was watched 2.4 million times, and she woke up one morning to 121,000 followers to her personal page!
    Why? Because she offered a fresh of breath air. She decided to speak out against a number of illogical inconsistencies and fear-based manipulations in the media, and others found solace in her courage and leadership. They had a safe place to share their non-popular concerns.
    Since then, Jaclyn’s has created a go-to platform where she and others share insights on the COVID-19 pandemic that you don’t get to see through mainstream channels. With incredible engagement, Jaclyn’s leadership is met with a lot of love and appreciation.
    By background, Jaclyn is a holistic health practitioner and nutrition coach, as well as best selling health and wellness author. She has a diploma in nutrition and hypnotherapy and is a member of the CHEK institute. She founded the Mind and Body Detox programme, where she helps hundreds of people to live a healthier and happier life. 
    In this episode, you’ll hear about Jaclyn’s dramatic health and career journey, as well as getting insight into her contrarian personality and the effect this one video had on her life. And then… we get deep into all things UK COVID-19 and the many many issues with how the government, media and public are handling it.
    This discussion is grounded in deep data, scientific and political insight, however the discussion is up levelled to observations and conclusions vs getting deep into numbers, biology and science.
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed - https://adapnation.io/139-jaclyn-dunne/
     
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    Where to find JACLYN DUNNE & her resources:
    ▪︎ Personal Social Media - Facebook & Instagram 
    ▪︎ Jaclyn’s Facebook Viral Video - 2.4M views 
    ▪︎ Website (wellness) - http://www.mindandbodydetox.co.uk/ & Facebook 
    ▪︎ Book - Mind. Body. Miracle.
     
    Referenced Content:
    ▪︎ COVID-19 Face Mask Science & Sanity 
    ▪︎ Vaccine Book - Dissolving Illusions
    ▪︎ Simon Dolan - entrepreneur who took the government to court 
    ▪︎ SAGE documented guidance on COVID-19 coercive manipulation  
     
     
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Now for some COVID-19 Face Mask Science & Sanity!

    Now for some COVID-19 Face Mask Science & Sanity!

    In this short episode, Steve lays out his science-driven position on the Face Mask Mandates we are seeing across the UK, Europe and many other regions of the world.
    It's time to challenge the shaming, guilting and scaremongering that comes along with the push to normalise Mask wearing in society. Enough is enough... this anti-science can no longer carry on unchecked.
    In this monologue episode, Steve covers:
    Challenging the popular logic-based Social Media Face Mask memes
    Evaluating the actual current-day risk and empirical date for COVID-19 in England
    How actions must be justified by current risk - and always is (normally)
    A little microbiology on virus sizes and putting them in perspective
    Addressing the idea of shielding others from your Cough and Sneeze particles
    What does all the Mask Research say? What does the WHO say?
    Getting into the details of Cloth Masks, Surgical Masks and N95/FFP2 Respirators
    How valved N95 / FFP2 masks increase the risk to others
    Calling out the disgusting shaming tactics of the public and media
    Addressing the idea that "calm down, it's only for a couple of weeks"
    Why would the English Government mandate Masks... now?!?
    The reality of our co-habiting relationships with viruses
    What is the solution? How do I defend against COVID-19?
    How can the Government actually help the vulnerable, and the rest of us?
     
    If you want to challenge this… please do. I’d just ask you to cite empirical data and/or robust scientific evidence that the UK risk in mid July requires such a divisive measure, and that COVID-19 infection is actively prevented through the wearing of masks.
    Failing that, how about you just provide strong science that Masks are effective in preventing other respiratory diseases and infections?
     
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    • 23 min
    Endocannabinoid Sytem & CBD Masterclass ~Nikki Edyvane

    Endocannabinoid Sytem & CBD Masterclass ~Nikki Edyvane

    Nikki Edyvane, a technical CBD specialist and qualified complimentary medical practitioner, walks us through what is a true masterclass on the newly discovered Endocannabinoid System and the positive health effects of Cannabidiol (CBD).
    It turns out that we have an ancient system within our body called the Endocannabinoid System that was only discovered 29 years ago! There is a flurry of constant research to better understand the integral and critical role of this system on on all over bodily processes within humans.
    However, there continues to be no interest from allopathic medicine and institutional healthcare to accelerate this research and learn more on how to modulate, optimise and prescribe for this important bodily system. Why the resistance?
    Well, in today’s episode we answer this question and so much more. What motives drove cannabis to become illegal? What is the Endocannabinoid system and what does it effect? How does CBD Oil have therapeutic effects on a number of bodily conditions?
    Nikki Edyvane has an advanced diploma in CBD, has conducted over 1500+ hours of research in this field, has become very familiar with the research and trials, and is an educator of CBD and ECS across the industry.  He’s definitely qualified for the discussion, and is incredibly passionate.
    We dig into the science behind CBD Oil, how you naturally improve your ECS system, how sleep and anxiety are improved with CBD, and whether CBD has adverse effects and additive properties. I even discuss my early experience with CBD, and so much more… check out the full show notes.
     
    So, if you are keen to demystify the talk, science and stigma attached to CBD and Cannabis derivatives so you can assess if CBD Oil is worth exploring for your health, then this is the one-stop-shop podcast episode for you!  
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed -  https://adapnation.io/137-ecs-sytem-and-cbd/
     
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    Where to find NIKKI EDYVANE & his resources:
    ▪︎ Website (Wellness & CBD) - https://naturalhealthalternatives.co.uk
    ▪︎ Social - Facebook, Instagram & YouTube 
     
    Referenced Research & Content:
    ▪︎ CBD and Cancer - Full research on cannabinoids and cancer & CBD’s anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects 
    ▪︎ CBD & Pain - research on Pain and Inflammation treatment & CBD in arthritic related pain 
    ▪︎ CBD & Neurological - Alzheimer's invivo animal trial, CBD therapeutic potential for Alzheimers & CBD reversing deficits in hippocampal LTP 
    ▪︎ Endocannabinoid System - ECS’ modulation by phytocannabinoids, ECS neuro-protective role in neurodegenerative diseases & ECS role in the gut-brain axis 
    ▪︎ Negative research on CBD - Rhesus monkey high-dose intoxication & Hepatotoxicity in young mice (and research rebuttal) 
    ▪︎ History - The Flexnor report & Harry J Anslinger (1 & 2) 
    ▪︎ Books - CBD Oil by Frank Coles & The Cannabis Health Index 
     
     
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    • 2 hrs 22 min
    COVID-19, Vaccines & Heavy Metal Toxicity ~Dr Minkoff

    COVID-19, Vaccines & Heavy Metal Toxicity ~Dr Minkoff

    Alternative Medicine Practitioner Dr. David Minkoff offers up pearls of knowledge and wisdom as it relates to infectious diseases, COVID-19, vaccines, heavy metal toxicity, and improving your defences with nutrition.
     
    Dr. David Minkoff is a board certified paediatrician who studied infectious disease and virology, served in a neonatal intensive care unit, and has been running a successful wellness centre in Florida for 20+ years.
     
    He has authored a best-selling author and 42-time Ironman athlete. Today Dr Minkoff specialises in addressing modern-day chronic issues, detoxing heavy metals and helping people reach their genetic potential.
     
    With a long career and being very well read on matters of health and disease, Dr Minkoff has the authority and experience to talk about our current COVID-19 Pandemic, the broader health crisis, and the issues with relying on vaccines to resolve issues of the modern day. 
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed -  https://adapnation.io/136-dr-minkoff/ 
     
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    Where to find DR MINKOFF & HIS RESOURCES:
    ▪︎ Wellness Practice - www.lifeworkswellnesscenter.com
    ▪︎ Organic Supplement Line - bodyhealth.com
    ▪︎ Personal Website - www.drminkoff.com
    ▪︎ Socials - Facebook & Twitter 
    ▪︎ Book - The Search for the Perfect Protein 
     
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    ■ AdapNation Food Diary - 100’s of Tasty Healthy Meal Ideas, that are focussed on helping you thrive 

    • 1 hr 13 min

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Brilliant

I’ve been listening to AdapNation podcasts for years now and love how it has evolved. Evidence-based whilst interesting and a great mix of guests. Steve you need to get a bigger name for yourself so you can further spread the word, particularly in nutrition.

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Always Interesting, thought provoking and well conducted

These are really interesting podcasts. They’re well researched, well conducted and Steve always conveys his knowledge and fascination with all things self-optimisation in a very articulate manner.

Some of the topics are a little niche for me to fully buy into but most are extremely useful and frequently deliver information that challenges the established opinions on health matters.

Keep up the good work.

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