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Welcome to BodyTalk, where we explore your inner universe! Each week I'll talk to experts, scientists, doctors, therapists, and passionate trailblazers of the human body. You never know where the convo's going to go. New episodes drop every Sunday. Subscribe, tell your friends and support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bodytalkradio. David Lesondak is the author of the international best seller, Fascia What it is and Why it Matters and Editor of Fascia, Function, and Medical Applications. www.davidlesondak.com

BodyTalk with David Lesondak David Lesondak

    • Health & Fitness
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Welcome to BodyTalk, where we explore your inner universe! Each week I'll talk to experts, scientists, doctors, therapists, and passionate trailblazers of the human body. You never know where the convo's going to go. New episodes drop every Sunday. Subscribe, tell your friends and support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bodytalkradio. David Lesondak is the author of the international best seller, Fascia What it is and Why it Matters and Editor of Fascia, Function, and Medical Applications. www.davidlesondak.com

    Dr. Karl Holtzer on Functional Medicine

    Dr. Karl Holtzer on Functional Medicine

    On this episode of the pod we talk to Dr. Karl Holtzer, who is one of my colleagues at UPMC's Center for Integrative Medicine, and a dear friend. In this episode we cover myriad aspects of health and medicine.  A functional medicine approach evaluates the whole person based on a number of factors which may contribute to health conditions, such as nutritional deficiencies, dietary intolerance, toxicity, abnormal gut microbiome (the healthy bacteria we all carry), hormonal dysfunction, and inflammation.

    Specialized testing can confirm the areas causing an individual to experience difficulties. These imbalances can be addressed through changes in diet, the judicious use of supplements, and stress management techniques. This approach can also contribute to the care for individuals with chronic health conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.

    Functional Medicine – A Different Way to Approach Health.

    Karl Holtzers's website 

    Institute for Functional Medicine




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    • 58 min
    Liz Stewart and Chap Atwell on fascia and group dynamics, tensegrity, non-verbal communication, supervision, structural integration and more!

    Liz Stewart and Chap Atwell on fascia and group dynamics, tensegrity, non-verbal communication, supervision, structural integration and more!

    I'm not sure how it's possible, but we go everywhere in today's pod. I can haz all of the things. Enjoy!

    Chap Atwell is  the founder of EYE DREAM, a weeklong group retreat designed to promote the integration of ocular retinal stimulation with ambient light to promote right brain integration and the resolution of creative blockages. He also enjoys blending the practice of medicine, the soul of psychiatry, and the art of group therapy in his favorite research area—decoding body language as bridge to emotional immediacy.

    Liz Stewart has been working online for the past 8 years and  brings her experience in Structural Integration, movement awareness, Polyvagal Theory, neural vascular techniques, Modern Group Psychotherapy, TraumaDynamics®, decoding body language and business management


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    • 56 min
    Susan Lowell de Solórzano on Biotensegrity and Connecting

    Susan Lowell de Solórzano on Biotensegrity and Connecting

    This is a fun one. Really, we just roll with it. The emerging science of biotensegrity provides a fresh context for re-thinking our understanding of human movement, but its complexities can be formidable. Bodywork and movement professionals looking for an accessible and relevant guide to the concept and application of biotensegrity need look no further than Everything Moves: How biotensegrity informs human movement.

    Susan Lowell de Solórzano developed her understanding of biotensegrity and its practical relevance to therapists over years of direct study with the concept’s originator, Stephen M. Levin, MD. In this beautiful book she makes biotensegrity accessible through experiential activities and exercises.

    Buy ">Everything Moves: How biotensegrity informs human movement

    The Biotensegrity Archive




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    • 46 min
    Tom Myers on Maintaining Kinesthesia in a Digital World, and 20 Years of Anatomy Trains

    Tom Myers on Maintaining Kinesthesia in a Digital World, and 20 Years of Anatomy Trains

    I sit down with author, anatomist, structural integrator, and educator Tom Myers. 

    Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy. An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. Tom is the author of  ">Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed),  co-author of  ">Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010, 2017), co-author of ">Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide (2019), author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles, and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Anatomy Trains, and has also written extensively for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Elsevier). He has also produced over 20 online learning courses with Anatomy Trains, and others in collaboration with various body-minded professional groups. Tom lives and sails on the coast of Maine in the USA. Tom and his team deliver professional development courses and certification in Structural Integration worldwide.


    www.anatomytrains.com


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    • 51 min
    Dr. Angeli Akey on Hormones

    Dr. Angeli Akey on Hormones

    My friend, and co-editor of Fascia, Function, and Medical Applications, Dr. Angeli Akey is today's guest. Did you know Vitamin D has been reclassified as a hormone? I sure didn't. DHEA, estogen, cortisol, testosterone we unpack all of that and more.

    Angeli Maun Akey, MD, FACP, ABOIM/ ABIHM

    Dr. Akey of FIRRIMup™ Doctors’ Good Medicine is board-certified in internal medicine and integrative and holistic medicine. In addition, she has trained in functional and regenerative medicine.

    Dr. Akey has been in clinical practice for more than 25 years. She is also the founding medical director of North Florida Integrative Medicine, Ageless Medical Solutions, and formerly the Palm Beach Institute of Preventive Medicine.
    Her interests in other healing traditions have led her to teach at the Florida School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Currently, she specializes in early-stage detection, delay, and reversal of chronic diseases.

    Dr. Akey’s undergraduate experience was at the University of Florida, where she was accepted on five academic scholarships and a music scholarship. She was subsequently the youngest person ever admitted to the University of Florida’s College of Medicine in the Junior Honors Medical Program, where she graduated with high honors.

    Dr. Akey did her internal medicine residency, taught as an assistant clinical professor, and served as a chief resident at Yale University. She mentors pre-health care professionals and medical students in her office to teach them the FIRRIMup™ model for whole-person wellness.

    The FIRRIMup™ model is an approach to navigating and solving complex medical problems. This is described in detail in Dr. Akey’s book, “ ">Fine Tune Your Hormone Symphony” (2011).

    She is the co-author of "Kick Covid-19 to the Curb" guidebook (2020) and co-editor of "Fascia, Function and Medical Applications" (2020).

    Dr. Akey is a sought-after speaker at home and abroad where she has taught and presented the FIRRIMup™ model in the USA, Brazil, the Caribbean, Poland, Spain, Italy, and France. She currently lives with her family in her hometown of Gainesville, Florida, USA.



    ADAM Questionnaire

    Hormone Balance Inventory

    WHO-5 Well Being Index

    Oura Ring

    Why Zebra's Don't Get Ulcers


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    • 38 min
    Jill Miller on Rolling and the Democratization of Self Care

    Jill Miller on Rolling and the Democratization of Self Care

    Jill drops by the pod to talk about how to really get to know your body and making self-care available to all. She also shares her origin story, the importance of soft tools vs. hard tools, satellite dishes and even a zombie movie!  Would I kid? Always great to talk with my buddy Jill!

    Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics and pain management. Her unique self-care fitness programming has been adopted by global gym chains Equinox. 24 Hour Fitness, Yoga Works and integrated into clinical practice and athletic facilities across the globe. Jill is the former anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal Magazine and featured in multiple publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, O, Shape, Women’s Health and featured on the Today Show and Oprah Winfrey Network. She is the author of the bestselling book The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and Live Better in your Body. She is also a contributing author to “Fascia, Function and Medical Application.” She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She is currently writing her second book. www.tuneupfitness.com




    SOCIAL: Insta @yogatuneup  FB: /jillmillerfaust

    1.  Roll Model Therapy Balls: www.tuneupfitness.com

    2.   ">The Roll Model, A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller Victory Belt Publishing www.amazon.com

    3.  Understanding Fascia and the Benefits of Myofascial Release https://www.tuneupfitness.com/blog/fascia-myofascial-release/

    4.  Muscle Recovery: What to do about Sore Muscles https://www.tuneupfitness.com/blog/muscle-recovery/

    5.  Vagus Nerve info: https://www.tuneupfitness.com/blog/vagus-nerve/

    6.  Roll Model Mama – pre & post-natal self massage. https://www.tuneupfitness.com/roll-model-mama-kit-online-video

    7. Jill Miller and Katy Bowman:  Walking Well - A Stepwise Approach to an Everyday Movement  https://try.tuneupfitness.com/walking-well/

    8. Take Classes with Jill Miller daily: https://www.tuneupfitness.com/evolution-series


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    • 46 min

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This podcast makes my heart sing!

I started calling this my favorite podcast halfway through the first episode (and I have not changed my mind yet!). David Lesondak has such a wide range of amazing life experiences, learnings, and adventures which he is able to weave into his interviews as great questions to his guests, clear metaphors to help the listener understand complicated concepts, and occasional colorful stories to lighten up the mood.

There are so many things I enjoy about listening, but the most important thing so far is that he goes deep into surprising topics with his guests that I don’t see coming. In his interview with James Nestor (Breath author) they mostly discussed things that were not covered in the book. In his interview with Neil Theise, he was able to bring out interesting highlights of Neil’s career that I had not known previously, and in his interviews about the fascial plastination project his conversation with his guests really have an intimate, behind-the-scenes picture of their experience... including the hard work, the friendships, and the passion behind the project.

When I listen to Body Talk, I want to be prepared with a notepad and pen for all the learning, a glass of wine because I feel like I’m having an amazing conversation at a cocktail party, and a big hug because I am so grateful for these conversations on the magic and the mystery and the wholeness of the human body (And. So. Much. More.)

MathWithoutPain ,

The best of scientific inquiry; the best of open inquiry

How refreshing to hear a body-focused podcast that’s about exploring together in a non-competitive and generative way. David’s bringing us luminaries from across the field, but you’ll feel like you’re sitting around the fire together, just relaxing and hanging out. Isn’t this how the most amazing revelations pop up?

AC3MD ,

High quality integrative medicine info

I am an integrative medicine physician and I’m impressed with the quality of this podcast. It’s is open minded and engaging but also science based.

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