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The Next Level Guy Show, a podcast where I interview experts to learn the hacks and tips to better our own lives. The website URL is https://www.nextlevelguy.com/ and previous guests have included Gary Vaynerchuk, Tom Bilyeu, Diamond Dallas Page, Mark Bell, Aubrey Marcus, Jay Morton, Jay Cutler, Josh Barnett, Mark Beaumont, Forrest Galante among others. Each week, there is a great from all industries,



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The Next Level Guy Show, a podcast where I interview experts to learn the hacks and tips to better our own lives. The website URL is https://www.nextlevelguy.com/ and previous guests have included Gary Vaynerchuk, Tom Bilyeu, Diamond Dallas Page, Mark Bell, Aubrey Marcus, Jay Morton, Jay Cutler, Josh Barnett, Mark Beaumont, Forrest Galante among others. Each week, there is a great from all industries,



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    Episode #114 Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum on how to Fix Your Mycobiome for Complete Digestive Wellness

    Episode #114 Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum on how to Fix Your Mycobiome for Complete Digestive Wellness

    TODAY's GUEST IS Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum

    Today’s guest is Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum



    Over 40 years ago, a lone scientist began exploring this critical, but neglected, inhabitant of the human body. Born and raised in Lebanon, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum is Director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University, one of the top 25 medical research universities in the United States (according to US News & World Report).



    He began his scientific journey in England, studying Candida, a species of fungi that, when allowed to grow uncontrolled, can cause Candidiasis, an infection that afflicts millions of people worldwide.



    This provoked his curiosity about the whole area of fungal microorganisms in the human body. Through the next four decades of research, he discovered that while there was a massive rise in studies of bacteria, fungus was largely ignored.  One reason is that fungal organisms tend to be highly unstable, making them extremely difficult to study.



    For the longest time, Dr. Ghannoum’s work was known only to a minority within the scientific community. While many have heard of Candida, few people have any idea of the critical role that fungus plays in human health.



    Through his research, Dr. Ghannoum established that fungal organisms constitute an essential part of the microbiome. In fact, in 2010, Dr. Ghannoum was the first scientist to identify over 100 native species of fungi in the oral cavity.



    Like with bacteria, there are good fungi as well as bad fungi. And just as it was startling to discover that we need positive bacteria in our guts, most people today are shocked to learn that their health depends on flourishing colonies of helpful fungi.



    In this interview, we discuss his story, factors affecting our gut health, the key role of fungi, lifestyle hacks you can make, the connection between the gut and the brain and so much more. And now, lets get to the interview.



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    40+ Years of experience

    100+ Native species of fungi in the oral cavity first discovered by Dr. G

    460+ Peer-reviewed papers authored by Dr. G

    24,800 Citations of Dr. G in scientific papers







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    Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum is Director of Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University.

    What inspired Dr. Ghannoum to research fungi.

    BIOHM’s personalized microbiome testing kits and probiotic supplements are built upon Dr. Ghannoum’s breakthrough discovery that bad bacteria and bad fungus work together to create digestive imbalance. A balanced gut means a stronger immune system and BIOHM wants to help people maintain better gut health so they can get back to doing the things they love safely and confidently.

    Whats his opinion of the current understanding of gut health.

    Not all microbes in the gut are 'bad' and need to be eliminated. You need a healthy balance, an increase in the 'bad' will lead to digestion and health issues.

    Are there identifying markers for bad gut health?

    Dysbiosis is a condition when the gut bacteria become imbalanced. As a result, a wide range of digestive disturbance symptoms occurs, including diarrhea, cramping, constipation, bloating, and indigestion.

    Why do we crave sugary and unhealthy foods?

    Does our parent's diet affect the diet we will have?

    You do not need to eliminate all unhealthy items in your diet,

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    Episode #113 Tom Davey on the benefits of competing in BJJ

    Episode #113 Tom Davey on the benefits of competing in BJJ

    TODAY's GUEST IS Tom Davey

    Today’s guest is Coach Tom Davey, from the Grappling Academy. Coach Tom began coaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as early as 2006. He has been fascinated by grappling for close to 20 years. Coach Tom spends his days devoted to furthering his art by teaching and studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu full time from dusk til dawn! As a college graduate with high academic credentials, Coach Tom continues his commitment to excellence by teaching Jiu-Jitsu to students worldwide.With a unique ability to teach techniques with a high level of detail in an easy-to-understand manner, Coach Tom's goal is to spread the knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu to all corners of the globe and help as many people as possible experience the wonder of 'The Gentle Art'.Coach Tom Davey is the South Australian head for BJJ Australasia under 5th-degree black belt John Will and holds a black belt under 8th-degree coral belt Carlos Machado.In this interview, we discuss the topics of BJJ, competing, and why it might be the best thing you ever do.  



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    Here are some key points that I would advise you to concentrate on Not everyone needs to compete, it is entirely up to the person whether to compete or not or if you are just trying for the fitness and/or self-defense side of things.Competition is a great way to discover where your skills currently are, what you need to work on, and where your strengths lie.Is there a mindset shift needed to go from a BJJ hobbyist to a BJJ athlete and competitor?Tom sees competing as one of the best powerful self-development tools he has experienced.By competing, you are embracing the risk of danger and challenge, and it will teach you to feel comfortable in that situation.Competing will help you improve mentally as well as physically.What advice would Tom give to those who are unable to train right now due to the Coronavirus situation?The benefits of training dummiesThe reps needed to truly learn the movement patternWhat he would advise you to do away from BJJ when you can't trainHow can people overcome the fear of competing in BJJ?When you lose, you still learn and gain a lot from the experience. You learn the lesson that your fears are BS, that no one will think less of you for losing, true friends will be proud of you for competing.When competing, the benefits he received from competing, helped shift his mindset, and a knock-on effect was a change in how he rolled which brought about more success for him.You will feel the fear regardless, fear will never go away. Knowing it will never go away, instead think about what it is trying to tell you, acknowledge the feelings, welcome them, listen to the message, and move forward. You will find your level of fear is reduced a little more each time.Regardless of the results, you will learn about yourself at each tournament. Forget about the outcome of the match and instead look at the outcome within yourself for trying it.Advice for an older grappler competing who wishes to start competing.The voice inside your head needs to be controlled, ignored or changed etc. The voice is not you, you are not your thoughts. Identify internal dialogue and separate it from what reality is.Fear of competing is all in your own head.Has Tom found any methods for dealing with anxiety before his competitions?How do we discover our style of game and BJJ?Why do the top performers tend not to check the brackets of their competitions and rarely look who they are competing against?Similarities in the top performers and their approach to BJJHow should BJJ change from training to work

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    Episode #112 Violalovescycling on artistic cycling, learning tricks, and overcoming fear

    Episode #112 Violalovescycling on artistic cycling, learning tricks, and overcoming fear

    TODAY's GUEST IS Viola Brand

    Today’s guest is: Viola Brand 



    Who are they: More commonly known as violalovescycling. 



    Viola is 26 years old, a former competitive athlete in artistic cycling from 2000-2020, and was a member of the German national team from 2010 on. She won the silver medal at the UCI indoorcycling world championships in 2019, 2017, 2016 as well as winning the European championship in 2018, 2012. In February 2020 she retired from competitive artistic cycling to focus more on showcasing the sport of artistic cycling, and building her brand, where she presents artistic cycling in a casual way in combination with fitness, health and lifestyle. as well as completing her University course - a Master of Science in clinical nutrition at the University of Hohenheim in Germany. 



    In this interview, we discuss: her story, training regieme, learning tricks, mindset training, dealing with fear and fame and so much more.   



    *Please ignore my quarantine weight gain and terrible haircut! 







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    Viola does artistic cycling, which is a way of dancing and gymnastics on the bike, a mixture of the three.

    How did she get started in artistic cycling? Would she have gone into the sport if there was not a family connection with her brother?

    Why does she think she has been so successful?

    Viola puts her success down ot her level of patience, and the repeated drilling of the moves until she could complete these actions without conscious thought.

    "Success does not come overnight, you need to work for it"

    How is the sport set up and funded for artistic cyclists when they represent their national team

    Young athletes need to ensure that they are competing in their sport for the love of the sport as unfortunately there is little funding available for athletes until they reach a high level. 

    She has appeared on the Ellen Show! - Click here to view this on YouTube

    How has she managed to juggle her university work, along with her training, social media, making videos etc?

    Scheduling has allowed Viola to juggle her many responsibilities. A list of jobs without deadlines are dreams, when you put a timeframe to them, they become goals. Set up a calendar and block out times to train, times to study, work on your projects. Once organized, don't try and change too much, simply follow the schedule, make it a habit as Viola did, and readjust slightly as you need to. Viola is a great example of someone juggling many demands and showing it can be done. Get to it! 

    How is artistic cycling setup - is there a regular season, how are the competitions organized etc?

    How does she go from conceptualizing a trick to making it part of her act and art? How does she learn her tricks?

    The real method of success is the work that is put in practicing and working hard in the background, away from the lights and the crowds. When you compete, true training should allow you to simply react to your training. You will have pushed yourself in training over and above the requirements of your training, so when you come to actually compete, it is easy to go on autopilot.

    Do not afraid to fail and be hurt. You will fail, it will go wrong and you will not master all skills in the first few days, months or even years. Put in the hard work until you have the confidence and belief in your skills. Rep until you master.  

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    Episode #111 Trent Ward on creating a new forme of fitness

    Episode #111 Trent Ward on creating a new forme of fitness

    TODAY's GUEST IS Trent Ward

    Today’s guest is: Trent Ward



    Who are they: Trent Ward is the founder and CEO of FORME Life. 



    Trent Ward is the co-founder and CEO of FORME Life. He realized first-hand that a busy lifestyle makes it challenging to get to the gym, and so in the middle of a successful finance career, he shifted focus to develop the most complete at-home fitness studio he could conceive. After more than four years, and teaming with virtuosos in every aspect of product and brand development. including renowned designer Yves Béhar, and legendary personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, the Studio was released. 



    Each day, FORME Life can deliver a personalized workout based on the user’s preferences and current fitness journey. Aided by machine learning and AI, the Full Studio can suggest the correct resistance level for a given strength exercise and dynamically adjusts as the user’s performance changes. FORME Life leverages its stereoscopic cameras and advanced technology in human-centric computer vision to provide accurate guidance on form and technique.



    When turned on, the display features a huge variety of live and on-demand personal training sessions to suit individual needs with a user-friendly touchscreen experience complete with voice control. When turned off, FORME Life is a sleek mirror that blends effortlessly into the rest of the home. 



    In this interview, we discuss:  how the idea came about, the journey to creation, how to source the team you need, artificial intelligence, tips on how to make your own product and so much more. 







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    Trent is CEO of FormeLife.

    Fitness can be convenient and accessible for all. Life can throw up a number of barriers to stop you from participating in sport, such as late-night working, travel delays, etc.

    Coronavirus has exposed our reliance on attending another physical location to work out and when travel restrictions are in place, we are forced to reevaluate how to work out in our own home and the benefits to our lifestyle that can bring.

    Why did they decide to look at a functional and aesthetic mode of accessory over a standard style of fitness equipment?

    How is his partnership with industrial designer Yves Béharwork, and who is responsible for which side of the project?

    Yves thinks about the human using the project over just considering the functionality of the project.

    How did they overcome the fear of starting a business?

    Trent went to a person who is knowledgeable about the industry and asked for feedback. Leave your ego at the door, be open to the knowledge of others and incorporate their teachings into the project direction or potential stoppage.

    Thinking about starting your own business? The success of Trent's project is the way it eliminates a human problem of shortness of time and accessibility of equipment. What problems in our lives could your project eliminate? How could you make our lives better?

    You do not need to do everything yourself. You can team up with people in the industry to help you make the product, improve its look, etc, etc. You can bring the idea and the money, and find suitable teams and companies to support your work.

    Did they use focus groups or other market research methods?

    What choices did they make with regards to the style and pricing of the equipment?

    Trent sells on value rather than price.

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    Episode #110 Kari Pearce on Cross-Fit, training and why you need powerabs!

    Episode #110 Kari Pearce on Cross-Fit, training and why you need powerabs!

    TODAY's GUEST IS KAri Pearce

    Today’s guest is six times CrossFit Games athlete and three-time Fittest American Female Kari Pearce!

    During the last five years, Kari has competed in CrossFit all around the world and represented the United States of America in 2016 and 2017 at the CrossFit Invitational.

    She was sporty through childhood, beginning gymnastics at 3 and training and competing for 18 years, building an extensive knowledge base, and now teaches athletes the gymnastics side of CrossFit. Having her extensive background, she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.

     Kari was on the Varsity Gymnastics team at the University of Michigan where her team won 4 Big Ten Championships. She earned her degree in Movement Science from the School of Kinesiology and was three-time Academic All-Big Ten.

    In addition to being a full-time athlete, she has developed PowerAbs, which is a core program thousands of people are doing. It incorporates many of the things she learned in her 18 years of gymnastics and through her education to get people stronger and better-looking midsections.

    In this interview, we discuss her story, Cross-Fit, how she develops her skills set and mental toughness, her fantastic product PowerAbs, competing at the Cross-Fit games, the factors that have helped her to be so successful and so much more. 



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    Here are some key points that I would advise you to concentrate onWho is Kari PearceWould she have entered Cross-Fit if she had not come from a sporty family?What was she like during her childhood?Kari is a great example of a child whose parents who encouraged their children to take part in sports and offered options and letting them find their own way. You can't force your kids down a path, but kids will greatly remember parents who encouraged them and let them find their own path and support them along it to the level they wish to go.Where does he competitive edge come from?What would she say the appeal of Cross-Fit is?The variety of cross-fit and the various intensities are a great appeal to a lot of participants. Many enjoy the variety and conflicting demands they can take part in a session, and with different WODs released regularly, it is difficult to become bored with the variety offered. The advice she would give to someone who is looking to start Cross-Fit. Look for a gym that offers a foundational beginner class to learn the basic movements when you start.Focus on learning the fundamental movements before you increase the movement. Do not rush your progression, ensure you can rep with great form for each rep, before you increase the weight. Failure to do so will mean you will plateau and then need to go back to relearn before you can go forward. How to leave the ego at the door and work on learning the variety of movements and not just focus on your strengths?How did she go from doing Cross-Fit workouts to a Cross-Fit athlete?Why does she think she has been so successful?Actions are more important than words - you will make time for what is important to you in your life. Pick the goals you want to achieve, not what others wish for you. Once you know what you want from life, cancel the time-wasting behaviours and habits and work towards achieving them ... as Kari did with her training. Rest days are vital to recovery both physically and mentally. Do not try to work out every day, especially as a beginner. Ease yourself in and ensure you have time to recover and pamper yourself (massages, salt baths, good food, good sleep etc) built into your routines.What does her training schedules look like? How do you build up the f

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    Episode #109 Tripp Advice on attracting and connecting with the women you desire

    Episode #109 Tripp Advice on attracting and connecting with the women you desire

    TODAY's GUEST IS



    Today’s guest is Tripp Kramer, aka Tripp Advice (@TrippAdvice) , a leading men’s dating and relationship coach, who has the number 1 dating channel on YouTube. Tripp became frustrated with his own relationship skills with women when in college. He struggled to build attraction and escape the friend zone with girls he would meet. He eventually decided enough was enough and wanted to get a handle on this and meet the women he wanted to in life. He tried pickup and found it didn’t work for him as he felt inauthentic and playing a character. Determined to figure out a better way, he went out routinely and approached women until he found the strategies and tips that actually worked with women, and built a dating toolbox that brought dates and relationships with women he had always wished for. Furthermore, he figured out what makes a man truly attractive and how to build a fun and attractive life, and be the most attractive version of yourself. As his success with women increased, he realized he was onto something and started his own podcast and dating company to help others. To date, he has coached thousands of men to become confident and attract the women of their choice. His passion remains, helping men become powerful, confident, and date any kind of woman they want all while being true to themselves. In this interview, we discuss dating and relationships, to become more attractive to women, what truly matters to women, how to build attraction during conversations, how to ask for her number and get more dates and so much more. 

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    Here are some key points that I would advise you to concentrate on Who the guest isHe runs Trippadvice.comHis aim is to help all men who are looking to improve their dating.Dating skills are not something you are born with, they can be taught, and you can learn how to be attractiveThe moment he knew he needed to become better with womenBuy a copy of 'The Game' hereYou do not need to settle on the people who reply, it is not fair on any of the parties and future childrenHis opinion on pickup and where it goes wrongPickup teaches men to play a character, providing things to say and do, you are not congruent to who you are, and women pick up on the lack of truth in your behavior.All skills can be learnt, they all take effort and will be challenging in various ways. You need to put in the effort, but the rewards can be life changing.How does he work with a client on changing their mindset and approach to become more attractive to womenHow to become more attractive as a person.Your mindset will stop your progressing if you believe you aren't attractive, can't meet women etc. Tripp works on changing your beliefs on who you believe yourself to be.Your money and status are red herrings in the areas to change about yourself to become more attractive. Confidence and self-belief are much more important to you and attractive to women.You can't fake the real you, and women pick up when you are being fake. Remove toxic people from your life.Stop putting women on a pedestal, a woman will not complete you, a relationship will not make you happy if you are not happy in yourself already. Build a life of fun, adventure and excitement, and people will be attracted to you and want to become friends, and others will want to become a lover too.Being social to all - is this a good approach to begin improving your relationship.Every opportunity you have to speak to someone is great practice time to improve your ability to start and maintain conversations.Women are more interested in who you are as a person, more than what you look like. Looks are not important in dating!What should you look for in a conversation with a woman and know when it is time to escalate the conversation and be flirty and ask for the number. Hi

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