Welcome to the The Epic Table, a podcast where Dan Churchill cooks for the some of the world's most remarkable thought leaders, experts, and A-list celebrities — follow along and learn from these exceptional people as they share their lives and experiences over unique, home-cooked meals created by the Healthy Chef himself! You can watch full episodes of the podcast on Dan's YouTube!
How to coach the #1 female UFC Fighter in the world /w Richie Van Houten Trainer for Valentina Shevchenko
Richie Van Houten is MMA coach who has been and is currently in the corner of the worlds greatest fighters including Valentina Shevchenko "The Bullet" UFC Flyweight Champion.
Richie is former Professional MMA fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt ( NoGi world champ *brown belt) who now focuses on training Professional Fighters & Professional athletes in his Gym in New Jersey. He is also a fellow Ten Thousand athlete, helping you be better than yesterday.
In todays podcast we chat about:
What it is like to be in the corner of the #1 female UFC fighter in the worldThe cage mentality; facing your life challenge/opponent head onthe split personality of competitiveness and how to use it to your advantageHow to battle past your breaking pointRichie's instagram
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Scott O’neill - Lessons on How To Build A Successful Life | Former CEO of The 76’ers & The New Jersey Devils
Scott O’neill spent eight years as the CEO of the Philadelphia 76’ers and the New Jersey Devils through his role as the CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. This alone is incredible, the 76’ers and the Devils were only one of the many organizations Scott directed as the CEO over those eight years. Being the CEO of an organization as established as the 76’ers is a massive achievement in and of itself. Managing multiple teams at that caliber at the same time is truly another level. Scott has moved on from that chapter of his life, becoming an author of the incredible book “Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving.” This amazing book dives into the vulnerable methods Scott has used to find balance being the CEO of the 76’ers and the Devils, a husband, a father, mentor, coach, and leader to thrive in his life. In this episode, we specifically dive into:
How to have and build disciplineThe power of strategic sacrifices to achieve successHow to create balance in your lifeThe importance of being where your feet areHow to use transitory periods in your day to do moreThe importance of creating space for quality timeHow do you build a successful team? Team, this man is truly one of the best. He is a huge inspiration to me and I hope you receive as much value from this episode as I have. Follow Scott at the following links. Cheers legends!
Scott’s TwitterScott’s LinkedInScott’s Book: Be Where Your Feet Are
Andrew Carter on Why Mushrooms Really Are Magic
Legends, today’s guest is a beast in the food space. I am stoked to be joined by Andrew Carter, the CEO, and co-founder of Smallhold, to dive into how they have used technology to move the industry forward by improving the nutritional benefits of food while also producing food in a better way for the planet! This man is epic. His company Smallhold has created these super cool grow kits that allow you to make nutrient-dense mushrooms from the comfort of your own home!
Today we dive into:
Why are mushrooms so good for you?Why do our taste preferences change over time?What is the best way to grow your food?How Andrew started Small HoldWhy technology is essential for transforming the agricultural industryWhat are the gut health benefits of mushrooms?What are the benefits of eating mushrooms?Which mushroom is the healthiest?Can mushrooms be eaten daily?Connect with Andrew and follow along with what Smallhold is doing here:
Smallhold’s InstagramAndrew’s LinkedInSmallhold’s Website
Alexandra Zatarain on Why Lewis Hamilton Invested in His Sleep: The Genius of Eight Sleep
Legends, in today’s episode, the epic Alexandra Zatarain joins us to discuss the origin story of Eight Sleep, her company that has revolutionized what a mattress can and should be through its industry-defining technology. We dive into why sleep is so important, why some of your favorite athletes like Lewis Hamilton and Danny Green have invested in their sleep through partnering with Eight Sleep, and why we need to rethink the way we view sleep to make it a “sexier” part of our lives.
We specifically discuss:
Why is sleep so important?How can I get more sleep?How does temperature affect sleep?How does sleep affect performance?How many hours of sleep should I be getting per night?If you legends want to stay up-to-date with Alexandra and Eight Sleep, head to the links below:
Alexandra’s TwitterEight Sleep’s TwitterAlexandra’s InstagramEight Sleep’s InstagramEight Sleep’s Website
Saad Alam on How To Improve Your Sex Drive, Health, and Become The Best Version of YOU
Did you know that once a man hits 30, his testosterone levels begin decreasing 1-3% every year? It’s natural, and we’re here to help you find ways to change the narrative.
Saad Alam, is the founder of Hone; an incredible business that treats men's hormone imbalances and low testosterone by providing access to at-home lab testing, physician consultations, and medication from the comfort of your home. Their mission is to help young men “get their spark back” and be the best version of themselves. The mission of Hone is directly in line with our mission here at the Epic Table: to help you improve your performance.
In this episode we specifically discuss:
What do hormones do to the body?How can I regulate my hormones?How testosterone affects the way you feelWhat causes low libido?How does testosterone affect libido and performance?How to become a beast in the bedroom through understanding your blood work!How sleep directly improves sex driveWhat is the main function of hormones in the endocrine system?How testosterone affects the sexual drive of menHow testosterone contributes to muscle building What day-to-day activities and habits can optimize our hormone levels?Meditation can have a dramatic impact on your ability to regulate your cortisol levelsFocus on things that make you happy to minimize the amount of stress in your lifeGET MORE SLEEPLegends, Saad is an absolute beast. Not only has he created a way for men and, within the near future, women to test their hormone levels through at-home testing, but he is breaking down the stigma attached to male libido levels and creating a new narrative.
Follow along with everything Saad is doing at the following links:
Saad’s InstagramHone’s InstagramHone’s WebsiteAlso, follow along with my personal journey to improve my health by subscribing to my YouTube channel
Jessamyn Stanley on Building Confidence, Positive Habits, & Accepting Yourself
“Mind your business, drink your water, and don’t worry about what other people are doing” - Jessamyn Stanley
Legends, have you ever felt that you don’t belong in a space, don’t love yourself enough, or need to accept yourself more? If so, then this is definitely the right podcast for you! I had the pleasure of interviewing the epic Jessamyn Stanley, an incredible yoga teacher, author, entrepreneur, and advocate. She is the co-founder of The Underbelly where she teaches amazing yoga classes and sells incredible products. She is also the author of several books including her new book Yoke and Every Body Yoga.
In this episode, we discuss what specific actions we all can take in our daily lives to ensure we are making decisions that are good for us and what we want as opposed to what other people want us to do. We specifically dive into:
How to handle food judgmentHow to accept your bodyHow to manage your feelings in a beneficial wayHow to create positive habitsI truly loved this interview. Connect with Jessamyn and get on board with what she is doing at the following links:
Jessamyn’s InstagramJessamyn’s WebsiteJessamyn’s BooksThe Underbelly
Great choice of guests and subjects. Enjoy it every time the new episode is up. The level of knowledge in it and way it is put across is bomb. Well done, if you haven’t give it a try do it!
Fantastic organic listening!
I stumbled on Dan Churchill on the Centr app because of his involvement with the recipes on the app back in February 19 and then this podcast series came out and i was hooked on the health chef from sound under. I started making his from centr in an attempted to eat cleaner. It’s working. Just a great genuine guy who loves food and has really interesting guests on the show. I also noticed that he is on YouTube too with the guests from the show. I just like the whole vibe. Highly recommend you listen to this guy he knows what he is on about.