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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.

    #132: #FlattenTheFear - COVID-19 Real Science, Data & Truth ~Ivor Cummins

    #132: #FlattenTheFear - COVID-19 Real Science, Data & Truth ~Ivor Cummins

    It’s time to blow the barn doors off of this COVID-19 mainstream hysteria, anti-science and fear-inducing messaging. Enough’s enough, it’s time to bring in the real science, data and truth to this discussion. It’s time to #FlattenTheFear. Recorded 29th May 2020. 
     
    To do so, we have the brilliant Irish engineering mind Ivor Cummins on the mics, who will stop you in your tracks with the avalanche of logic, scientific analysis, and damning conclusions from experts all around the globe. 
     
    Ivor Cummins, who spent 30 years managing large-scale complex medical engineering projects, has dedicated the last eight years to the science of nutrition and health. Through his tireless efforts online, at talks, producing movies, and leading charities, he is helping people worldwide reclaim their health through simple dietary interventions. 
     
    As the COVID-19 Pandemic hit in January, he quickly dropped his diet and heart health advocation to commit all his engineering and biology brainpower to better understand the crisis, and how we as people and governments should be responding. Diving into the data and science, he’s been on mission to counter the mainstream fear-based hysteria with the more tempered reality. 
     
    Ivor has quickly become a leading mind globally in best understanding the dynamics of this virus and its health impact across the world. 
     
    This is not about conspiracies. It’s 100% about the science, data and evidence. If you want to be honestly brought up to speed on the realities of COVID-19, and how you should be thinking and feeling about the risks, this is an absolute MUST-LISTEN. 
     
    Don’t just listen - share this evidence-based episode to those in your life you care about. They deserve the truth too. Unless we change the public sentiment, we’ll have our civil liberties suppressed for an awfully long time... 
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed - https://adapnation.io/132-covid-19-science/ 
     
    The #BeYourBest Journey : https://adapnation.io/beyourbest-journey/ (£10 coupon BESTYEAR-2020) 
     
     
    Where to find IVOR CUMMINS and his work:
    ▪︎ Website - https://thefatemperor.com
    ▪︎ Social Media - Twitter, YouTube & Facebook 
    ▪︎ Movie - Extra Time 
    ▪︎ Book - Eat Rich, Live Long  
    ▪︎ Podcast - The Fat Emperor 
    ▪︎ Charity - Irish Heart Disease Awareness 
     
    Referenced Content:
    ▪︎ Ivor’s Vitamin D COVID Video 
    ▪︎ Ivor’s COVID data & for/against Lockdown Video  
    ▪︎ Influenza Study 
    ▪︎ AdapNation’s England vs Sweden Compare 
    ▪︎ Understanding Immunology Video Webinar (recorded) 
    ▪︎ Professor Sikora - Twitter & UnHerd Interview 
    ▪︎ Professor Sunetra Gupta - UnHerd Interview 
    ▪︎ SAGE Mar 2020 Guidance to elevate emotion and social shaming 
    ▪︎ Lord Sumption interview on BBC 
     
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    #131: Why To Quit Vegetable Oils & The Nutriton-Beauty Connection ~Dr Cate Shanahan

    #131: Why To Quit Vegetable Oils & The Nutriton-Beauty Connection ~Dr Cate Shanahan

    Dr. Cate Shanahan, author of Deep Nutrition, joins us today to talk about the ill effects of PUFA’s, caring for your Connective Tissue, pre and post natal nutrition, and how nutrition effects beauty. 
     
    Cate knocked me sideways with her seminal book Deep Nutrition, that introduces you to ideas in nature and human physiology that makes so much sense, but you don’t hear about. 
     
    She’s a board certified US Family physician specialising in resolving diet-driven conditions such as obesity, diabetes, chronic fatigue and autoimmune conditions. She has built nutritional programs for LA Lakers and other NBA teams across the US for optimal performance and wellness. 
     
    Dr Cate has taken on the David vs Goliath war against Polyunsaturated Fats (PUFA’s), otherwise known as Seed and Vegetable Oils, for their deleterious effects on the human body. We get into why she is so passionate about this fight. 
     
    As part of your understanding of what great nutritional health looks like, this episode with Cate is a must-listen, alongside her books listed below. 
     
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed -  https://adapnation.io/131-seed-oils-dr-shanahan/
     
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    Where to find Dr Cate Shanahan and her work:
    ▪︎ Website - https://drcate.com (inc useful links, recipes, shopping lists etc)  
    ▪︎ Books - Deep Nutrition & Fat Burn Fix 
    ▪︎ Social Media - Facebook, Twitter & Instagram 
    ▪︎ Article - The Hateful Eight (Seed Oils)
     
     
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    ■ #HyperWorkouts - Expertly written Gym Workout Plans, with video guides, print-outs & HeavySet import 
    ■ AdapNation Butler - An Online Personal Assistant that can inspire easy and tasty Home-cooking 
    ■ AdapNation Food Diary - 100’s of Tasty Healthy Meal Ideas, that are focussed on helping you thrive 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    #130: Top Biohacks, Big Muscles & Longevity Insights ~Kris Gethin

    #130: Top Biohacks, Big Muscles & Longevity Insights ~Kris Gethin

    Kris Gethin - world renowned ‘Biohacker’ and former natural Pro Bodybuilder joins us for a fascinating insight into what the edge of self-optimisation and optimising wellness looks like. 
     
    Biohacking is a term that is growing in popularity, but still very much a niche idea. In health and wellness circles, it’s an expression of health optimisation with techniques, technology, supplements, nature and medical procedures. 
     
    Biohackers can often be considered obsessive, over prioritising the minutia, and over investing into quantification and tech. There is sometimes a sense of wanting to live forever by playing god with technical innovations. But, this is an unfair representation. 
     
    Kris Gethin is a shining example of someone who deeply understands wellness and longevity, and invests appropriately for his life priorities and income. Kris is a fellow podcaster, personal trainer, wellness enthusiast, author, and owner of a supplement line and gym academies. 
     
    Get an insight into how Kris’ mind works as it relates to optimising health and biohacking, his journey from bodybuilding to optimised wellness, and his fringe biohacking experiments. Most importantly, learn about his most accessible and highest priority biohacks that we should all consider. 
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed -  https://adapnation.io/130-biohacking-kris-gethin/
     
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    Where to find KRIS GETHIN and his work:
    ▪︎ Main Website - Healthkik.com 
    ▪︎ Instagram - @krisgethin
    ▪︎ Podcast - The Knowledge & Mileage Podcast
    ▪︎ Supplements - Kaged Muscle
     
    Third Party References:
    ▪︎ Dr. Dome Dentist- metal filling removal 
    ▪︎ Red Light Rising (discount code ADAP-10) 
    ▪︎ Somavedic EMF Scramblers 
    ▪︎ Clint Ober and Earthing The Movie 
    ▪︎ Ben Pakulski
    ▪︎ Ben Greenfield
     
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    ■ #HyperWorkouts - Expertly written Gym Workout Plans, with video guides, print-outs & HeavySet import 
    ■ AdapNation Butler - An Online Personal Assistant that can inspire easy and tasty Home-cooking 
    ■ AdapNation Food Diary - 100’s of Tasty Healthy Meal Ideas, that are focussed on helping you thrive 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #129: Why & How Over 50's Should Weight Train ~Mark Rippetoe

    #129: Why & How Over 50's Should Weight Train ~Mark Rippetoe

    Mark Rippetoe, world-renowned strength & conditioning coach and authority joins us to tackle the matter of Strength Training as you get older, especially after 50 years old. 
     
    64 year old Mark, wrote the book on Strength Training - literally! His books, including Starting Strength, is considered the bible in the weight training world, and forms the bedrock on which all other reputable programming is based off of. Mark is an ex-powerlifter, gym owner, and runs strength seminars year round. 
     
    As a man who still trains heavy, and has personally coached tens of thousands of older folk who found lifting later in life, his understanding of the aged physiology is unparalleled. 
     
    In this episode, in true Rip style, Mark delivers science and frankness. He helps you understand the importance of strength training as you age, what limitations need to be managed, and specifically how to train. He challenges the avoidance of weight training with running and cycling, testosterone issues and the difference between exercise and training. 
     
    Plus loads more! This is a great episode full of training and health wisdom. Enjoy! 
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed - https://adapnation.io/129-over-50s-training/
     
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    Where to find MARK RIPPETOE and his work:
    ▪︎ Worlds largest strength training website - startingstrength.com 
    ▪︎ Books - Starting Strength, Practical Programming for Strength Training & The Barbell Prescription for over 40’s 
    ▪︎ Starting Strength Socials: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram 
    ▪︎ Mark Rippetoe Socials: Facebook, Twitter 
    ▪︎ YouTube - Starting Strength 
    ▪︎ Podcast - Starting Strength Radio 
     
    Third Party References:
    ▪︎ Mike Matthews 
    ▪︎ Chris Duffin 
    ▪︎ Peter O'Sullivan 
    ▪︎ Kelly Starrett 
    ▪︎ Christian Thibaudeau (2, 3, 4) 
    ▪︎ Paul Carter 
    ▪︎ Stan Efferding 
     
     
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    ■ Social - Instagram & Facebook & Tons of Free Website Content 
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    ■ AdapNation Butler - An Online Personal Assistant that can inspire easy and tasty Home-cooking 
    ■ AdapNation Food Diary - 100’s of Tasty Healthy Meal Ideas, that are focussed on helping you thrive 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    #128: Fixed vs Growth Mindset - Do I Have Both? ~Bryn Jenkins

    #128: Fixed vs Growth Mindset - Do I Have Both? ~Bryn Jenkins

    This gets interesting! Bryn Jenkins joins us again, this time remotely, to explore and reflect on and how Fixed and Growth Mindsets manifest in the weal world, and how it’s unlikely you posses just one or the other. 
     
    Perhaps over popularised now, many people are quick to label themselves as having a growth mindset - because they are taking some risks and learning. But, are they really growth minded? 
     
    What started off as a discussion to define the two mindsets and then showcase our individual shifts from fixed to growth, became a conversation with more questions than answers. Our fixed mindset tendencies started to shine through… 
     
    This is an important conversation, with lots of definition and education, but made real by exposing the multi dimensional realities of being human. Hopefully these stories and insights resonate, and also offer some inspiration.  
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed (+ visualisations) - https://adapnation.io/128-fixed-vs-growth-mindset/
     
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    Where to find BRYN JENKINS and his work:
    ▪︎ Facebook & Instagram  
    ▪︎ Intent2Improve Gym - website & social
     
    Third Party References: 
    ▪︎ Mindset - by Dr Carol Dweck
     
     
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    ■ AdapNation Butler - An Online Personal Assistant that can inspire easy and tasty Home-cooking 
    ■ AdapNation Food Diary - 100’s of Tasty Healthy Meal Ideas, that are focussed on helping you thrive 

    • 1 hr 37 min
    #127: Red Light Therapy: all you need to know ~Bryan Gohl

    #127: Red Light Therapy: all you need to know ~Bryan Gohl

    Bryan Gohl educates us on the whole-body benefits of Red Light Therapy  - a promising and scientifically validated technology that is quickly becoming a staple within the daily regimes of wellness enthusiasts. 
     
    At its essence, Red Light Therapy looks to replicate some of the powerful human benefits of sun exposure, in a shorter more intense session that fits into our busy modern lifestyles. We are, after all, photosensitive beings that are regulated by the daily rhythm of sunlight. 
     
    We instinctively know we feel mentally and physically when it’s sunny and we’re outside. Bryan, biohacker and founder of Red Light Rising, helps us understand the biological mechanisms for why this is, and how Red light Therapy leverages these same mechanisms. 
     
    This episode explores Bryan’s personal wellness journey, including the profound impact his counter culture dietary choices have had on his health and wellness. He shares how he found Red Light Therapy, and what motivated him to start a company in this space. 
     
    From there, we get into the science and evolutionary logic behind the mechanisms and benefits of sunlight, red light and infrared. We get into the details, whilst making it very practical in terms of how to integrate Red Light Therapy into your life. 
     
    For those that want the most out of life, getting clued up on Red Light Therapy just makes sense. It’s the true expression of self-optimisation. 
     
    Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed - https://adapnation.io/127-red-light-therapy/
     
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    Where to find BRYAN GOHL and his work:
    ▪︎ Red Light Rising - Supplier of Red Light Therapy units & RLT content 
    ▪︎ Instagram: @redlightrising & @bryan.gohl 
    ▪︎ Facebook: @redlightrising
    ▪︎ 10% Discount Code: ADAP10
     
    Third Party References: 
    ▪︎ James Strong - business partner 
    ▪︎ Dave Asprey 
    ▪︎ Bulletproof Coffee 
    ▪︎ Bulletproof Diet 
    ▪︎ Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson 
    ▪︎ Time Shifter App 
    ▪︎ Valkee Human Charger 
    ▪︎ Dr Paul Saladino & Dr Shawn Baker - Carnivore Diet advocates 
    ▪︎ Ben Greenfield 
     
     
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    The #BeYourBest Self-Optimisation Journey 
    ■ Social - Instagram & Facebook & Tons of Free Website Content 
    ■ #HyperWorkouts - Expertly written Gym Workout Plans, with video guides, print-outs & HeavySet import 
    ■ AdapNation Butler - An Online Personal Assistant that can inspire easy and tasty Home-cooking 
    ■ AdapNation Food Diary - 100’s of Tasty Healthy Meal Ideas, that are focussed on helping you thrive 

    • 1 hr 27 min

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