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Hi, my name is Drew Taddia and I’m a fitness expert…and I believe it's time to avoid prescription drugs, get rid of the quick fix attitude, and start living the life of your dreams in a substantial way.



At Exploring Mind & Body, my focus is on a holistic approach. My guests and I will show you how to live healthier, prepare better meals and plan more effective workouts. I'll share with you my perspective on an industry that may not always lead with the truth.



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Exploring Mind and Body Drew Taddia: Fitness Expert, Author, Protein Designer, Talk Radio Show Host, Lifestyle Consultant

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 103 Ratings

Hi, my name is Drew Taddia and I’m a fitness expert…and I believe it's time to avoid prescription drugs, get rid of the quick fix attitude, and start living the life of your dreams in a substantial way.



At Exploring Mind & Body, my focus is on a holistic approach. My guests and I will show you how to live healthier, prepare better meals and plan more effective workouts. I'll share with you my perspective on an industry that may not always lead with the truth.



Click the subscribe button to make sure you never miss an episode.

    EMB #468: Integrative and Functional Wellness

    EMB #468: Integrative and Functional Wellness

    Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon Psy.D., DABPS, C.HT. is a double board certified integrative and interventional psychologist, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and master success coach. She's considered an expert in integrative health and believes in a holistic approach-treating the body and the mind.

    She leads a very successful integrative and functional health and wellness practice, serving clients locally and internationally. She and her multidisciplinary team focus on wellness, preventive care and coaching to help people live healthier, happier and more satisfying lives. What makes her truly unique and exceptional is her broad and deep skill set and her approach to health and wellness.















    As the founder and director of Dr. Aimee and Associates, and now The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness, Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon and her team of experts don't just treat symptoms, they solve health problems, create better outcomes and change lives.As a coach, Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon has worked with individuals and corporations including FedEx, UPS, McDonald's, Red Bull and the U.S. Army. She is a frequent speaker at Harvard and regularly appears on television news shows such as ABC, NBC, and FOX. Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon also hosts the popular radio show, Mind Over Matters on AM 820, which airs every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. CST.

    • 29 min
    EMB #467: Random Thoughts

    EMB #467: Random Thoughts

    On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body, I wanted to open up some of my own Random Thoughts to you.

    In this show I talk about how much I dislike the phone, and all the detriments that come along with being glued to your phone.

    I talk about a new book I'm reading about Buddhism and the benefits from studying how the mind works.

    And I also talk about Morning Routines and the importance of setting up your day for success!

    • 29 min
    EMB #466: A Healthful Life

    EMB #466: A Healthful Life

    Lisa Peranzo has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. She has worked with a diverse population, including first responders, athletes and adolescents.

    Her experience in the fitness industry has also included working with clients to rehab from a variety of injuries, from spinal chord injuries and brain injuries, recovery from childbirth, to sports related injuries as well as joint replacements.

    Her focus is always to help her clients find their own strength and power from their fitness routine.

    She is a PMA certified Pilates Instructor, Senior Trainer, Certified CrossFit Instructor, and Certified Barre Above Instructor, Lisa also has a certification in Paleo Nutrition, a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Human Behavior.

    In addition to being the founder and CEO of A Healthful Life, Lisa has been featured in various magazines and on podcasts including San Diego Voyager magazine, ShoutOut magazine, SHIFT magazine, Mental Cement podcast, and the Love of Purple podcast.

    • 29 min
    EMB #465: Choosing Better Ingredients

    EMB #465: Choosing Better Ingredients

    Choosing Better Ingredients is a way of life, it really is. Choose better quality isn't just about ingredients, it's what you choose on a regular basis.

    Let's take ingredients first. The better ingredients you put in your body, the better your body will feel, the better your body feels the more confidence you'll have. And the more confidence you have the better you'll be able to perform your day to day tasks.

    Consider feeling energized, having mental clarity; how about being in more control of your mood and emotions.

    It all starts with choosing better, for your body, for your life.

    If you choose better quality ingredients, you tend to make better choices in your life.

    Choose better to whom you hang out with, choose better to what you do with your personal time, choose a better environment.

    It's a way of life, choose better because you deserve it.

    • 29 min
    EMB #464: Chronic Childhood Illness

    EMB #464: Chronic Childhood Illness

    Dr. Nelli Gluzman, founder and head physician at Blossom Pediatrics, is passionately dedicated to helping you rescue your child’s health. She utilizes an integrative, functional, and holistic approach to medicine. This approach is one that focuses on the root cause of chronic illness in children, allowing for the complete reversal of symptoms and the elimination of long term conditions.“Doctor Mom”, as her patients have fondly nicknamed her, is dedicated to helping each child find relief from their illness, allowing them to live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. This is achieved through individualized treatment plans based entirely on what will work best for each particular child.















    Working with the sickest children inside the hospitals of NY as well as running her own practice; Dr. Gluzman is trained and experienced in both conventional and holistic medicine. She is passionate about helping each child regain and sustain optimal health through a customized blending of functional and integrative medicine. Throughout this highly specialized process, the child’s transformative healing is predicated on the strong partnership formed between Dr. Gluzman and each family she treats. All the factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration; including the body, mind, spirit, community.

    • 29 min
    EMB #463: Improve Digestion Through Fermented Foods

    EMB #463: Improve Digestion Through Fermented Foods

    Fermented foods is without question, one of the best ways to improve digestion.







    Some of my favourite fermented foods include: Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Kimchi and Miso.







    I choose to make homemade kombucha but there is some great local businesses that produce their own, which in my opinion would be better than a mass produced product.







    If you are purchasing Sauerkraut make sure it's raw and needs to be stored in the fridge.







    Kimchi is my favourite of all of these and again I choose to make my own. Pay attention to the store bought kimchi products, many are packed with toxins that won't do your digestive system any good.







    And last on my list is Soy products. In most cases I choose to avoid soy. Unless they are fermented. You can find health benefits from both Miso and Tempeh.







    All the best in your search for improving your digestion!







    Some of my favourite fermented foods include: Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Kimchi and Miso.







    I choose to make homemade kombucha but there is some great local businesses that produce their own, which in my opinion would be better than a mass produced product.







    If you are purchasing Sauerkraut make sure it's raw and needs to be stored in the fridge.







    Kimchi is my favourite of all of these and again I choose to make my own. Pay attention to the store bought kimchi products, many are packed with toxins that won't do your digestive system any good.







    And last on my list is Soy products. In most cases I choose to avoid soy. Unless they are fermented. You can find health benefits from both Miso and Tempeh.







    All the best in your search for improving your digestion!

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Marisa J2 ,

LOVE IT!!!

Drew's show is awesome!!!! I learn something new everytime I listen.

Mantra Man ,

How to Create Life Changing Goals

What a great discussio!! Setting goals is the first step to making dreams come true. Drew Taddia presides over all his enlightening podcasts with an easy grace as he introduces audiences to a wide spectrum of important health-related topics. Drew always asks perceptive and probing questions that lead to congenial conversations, and this discussion about setting goals covers a universal subject in a manner that everyone can benefit from.

Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon ,

Integrative Psychologist and host of Mind Over Matters Radio Show

Love this podcast! I first listened to the Defeating Diabetes podcast because our integraitve healthcare practice in the Chicago area specializes in reversing chronic conditions and then I went on to listen to Building A Supportive Community because our physical health is directly linked to our emotional and mental health, and having a supportive community is paramount to both.

Exploring Mind & Body provides powerful and postive messaging to its listeners and features a great line up of guest interviews that support a living a healthy and holistic lifestyle.

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