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Move More, Eat Well, and Be Adventurous to reach your ultimate goals of achieving health. By incorporating these practices, while also learning from the best minds in alternative health, medicine, and fitness, Bryan Carroll and Summit For Wellness share actionable steps you can take each day to move closer to optimal health. Join us on this journey as we Climb to the Peak of Our Health.

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Move More, Eat Well, and Be Adventurous to reach your ultimate goals of achieving health. By incorporating these practices, while also learning from the best minds in alternative health, medicine, and fitness, Bryan Carroll and Summit For Wellness share actionable steps you can take each day to move closer to optimal health. Join us on this journey as we Climb to the Peak of Our Health.

    137- Strategies to Reduce Inflammation After a Brain Injury with Dr. Kabran Chapek

    137- Strategies to Reduce Inflammation After a Brain Injury with Dr. Kabran Chapek

    We've all heard about the concussion issues in the NFL, and recognized at that point that continuous head injuries can definitely lead to some long lasting side effects. You would've thought that all sports would look at that situation and change their protocols, but that just isn't the case.Head injuries are common in sports, but can happen in lots of other situations other than a sport. What is important is to take care of the head injury as soon as possible to reduce the damage that is done.Dr. Kabran Chapek is on the show to talk with us about ways to mitigate inflammation from concussions, and how to help the brain out to reduce lifelong impact.What To Expect From This Episode



    Different ways that brain injuries can happen



    How to reduce cell death by over 60% after a head injury



    How concussions can lead to mental health issues later onWays to improve blood flow to different regions of the brain







    Shownotes* [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast* [3:00] Who is Dr. Kabran Chapek and what got him so interested in the brain* [4:45] Can brain injuries happen even when we don't know it happened* [6:30] Does Dr. Kabran get any backlash when he pulls his kids out of games if they have a head injury* [8:30] When there is inflammation in the brain, what is actually being impacted from the swelling* [10:00] If glutathione is applied topically to the skull immediately after injury, there is 67% less cell death, within 3 hours 50% less cell death* [11:30] Can you apply topical glutathione to the neck or spinal cord to shuttle it into the brain* [13:30] Can you nebulize NAC to get that through the blood brain barrier and into the brain even faster* [16:30] What can people do to minimize inflammatory responses to the environment or food* [18:15] Does the quality of fats matter if you are following a keto diet* [20:15] What other ways can people experience a head injury without a direct blow to the head* [22:45] There is a compounding effect from multiple concussions which increases the damage each time* [23:30] How long will inflammation continue for if left untreated* [27:45] If you know the part of the brain that isn't functioning correctly, how do you get the blood flow to go back to the right areas* [31:15] What does a brain injury do to your nervous systems* [33:00] Are helmets actually protecting your brain or is it providing a fall sense of security* [34:00] Rugby players have minimal concussions because they learn to protect their heads during the game* [36:00] What is Dr. Kabran's vision of what healthy looks like* [37:30] How many grams of protein does Dr. Kabran try to get each day* [38:30] Can you use exogenous ketones right after a concussion to improve energy to the brain











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Join the Concussion Rescue Course* Read the book Concussion Rescue Comprehensive Program













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] Any trauma to the head should be taken seriously. And there are steps to take, to reduce inflammation and impact to the brain that are often overlooked. In most cases, actually last weekend, there was a soccer game in England or two opposing players, collided headfirst.One team sent their players to the hospital out of precaution while the other team wrapped up their players bleeding head and told him to get back to playing. And then later in that same game, another player took a ball to the head and was knocked out and their team d...

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    136- Ways to Improve Your Pelvic Floor with Dr. April Morrison

    136- Ways to Improve Your Pelvic Floor with Dr. April Morrison

    The older we get, the more we start to notice changes in our bodies. You may notice more aches and pains, or food that doesn't settle well in your stomach, or even that you pee when you have to sneeze. Often times these are pushed off as "getting older", however there is a lot that can be done about it.When it comes to the pelvic floor, we usually don't learn how it's supposed to function, and how to take care of it. This is why Dr. April Morrison is on the show today to help us out with our own pelvic floors.What To Expect From This Episode



    Misconceptions about the pelvic floor



    Common issues and treatments for the male pelvic floor



    Issues and treatments for the female pelvic floorRed flags to pay attention to that could indicate larger health problems







    Shownotes* [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast* [1:30] What got Dr. April Morrison interested in pelvic floor health* [2:45] Which area of the body consists of the pelvic floor* [4:00] What percentage of the population has dysfunction in the pelvic floor* [5:30] The 80% of the population with pelvic floor issues also includes children* [7:00] What are good indications that you have some problems in your pelvic floor* [8:30] Taking pills for erectile dysfunction can be masking other pelvic floor issues that aren't being addressed* [9:15] Common issues and treatment options for the male pelvic floor* [11:45] Everyone's treatment will be a little different, it could be muscular, it could be behavioral* [13:30] Our habits can really impact our pelvic floor and making small changes can make huge differences* [14:00] What are common issues with the female pelvic floor, especially during pregnancy or postpartum* [17:45] When women are going through pregnancy, what are the structural changes that happen to the pelvis* [19:45] With all the changes on the front side of the female body during pregnancy, you have to work on back muscles to be able to hold that weight* [20:30] You'll have more of a spinal curve in your low back when pregnant* [22:00] How long does it take the pelvic floor to recover right after pregnancy* [23:45] What happens to the pelvic floor if you have lots of babies in a short amount of time* [25:00] Other important things to know about the pelvic floor, such as UTI's











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Join the FB Group Idaho Women's Pelvic Health* Listen to the Girl Power Happy Hour Podcast* Listen to the Idaho Physio Podcast* Listen to our previous pelvic floor episode with Christina Christie













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] As we age, we start to notice little issues that start to pop up in our bodies. Sometimes it's aches and pains. Sometimes foods just don't work with your gut anymore.And sometimes you pee when you sneeze, it's pretty common to push these issues off as you you're just getting older, but there are ways to make all of those issues better. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more and eat well and be adventurous. And today, Dr. April Morrison is on the show to teach us how to improve our pelvic floors.Well, we talking about both female and male pelvic floors as each can have their own issues. So let's dive into my conversation with April. Dr. April Morrison as a physical therapist, trained in both women's and men's pelvic health, and is passionate about working with the pregnant and postpartum population...

    • 32 min
    135- How To Teach Teens About How Their Body Works with Dr. Heather Manley

    135- How To Teach Teens About How Their Body Works with Dr. Heather Manley

    Do you remember how awkward of a time it was to go through puberty as a teen. If you were like most people, you probably didn't have many options to learn about what was going on, and you just had to "wing it".Dr. Heather Manley is trying to change that by offering lots of educational pieces for kids to learn about their bodies. For instance, she teaches young kids about digestion and how food can make you feel different ways.She also teaches teens about the changes in their hormones as they age. Her goal is to help educate kids so they can better understand what is happening to their own bodies and not be confused by the changes.What To Expect From This Episode



    Important health stages that kids will go through



    How to manage and regulate hormones through your teenage years



    How hormonal changes can impact teen girls as they play sportsStrategies to have health conversations with your kids without it being 'awkward'







    Shownotes* [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast* [1:30] Who is Dr. Heather Manley and what got her interested in children's health* [5:30] What developmental stages should be focused on the most while kids are growing* [8:00] You have to put the ball in the child's court* [9:30] What are the different stages of puberty between males and females* [12:30] Is there peer pressure that can impact puberty for teens* [13:30] When girls start to get their menstrual cycle, does it start irregularly or is it consistent* [16:15] Often times kids will go on birth control to relieve symptoms, but this could have other impacts on their health* [18:15] When taking birth control, it strips other nutrients from your body, so you may need a multivitamin to make up for lost nutrients* [20:00] If you child has acne, then you should look into why they would be having acne instead of manipulating hormones to try and fix it* [22:15] Some athletic girls can get so lean that they lose their menstrual cycle, is this healthy* [25:15] There is a lot of new research coming up around women and how their body changes during the month which can change how they perform* [28:00] Understanding your cycles will make it easier to understand when you have a bad day* [28:45] How can parents get the confidence to talk about these subjects* [31:00] What are some of the big focus points that boys should know* [32:45] I remember when I was going through health classes we would only learn about our gender parts not the other side* [33:15] Final thoughts from Dr. Heather Manley











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Check out the Human Body Detectives for information to share with kids- Learn More













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:14] I'm sure most of us remember how confusing it was being a teen and going through different changes within our own body. And in most cases, we didn't really have anyone to talk to, to understand what exactly was going on and what to expect.What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more eat well, and we add mentors. And in today's episode, I have dr. Heather Manley on the show to share ways we can teach kids about their bodies in a safe and healthy way. While some of these conversations can be awkward to have with your kids.She does a great job of keeping it light and easy to talk about. So let's jump into my conversation with dr. Heather. As a naturopathic doctor and author of the human body detectives, dr. Heather is a firm believer in the power of prevention. And the key to prevention is education with HBD. She believes if children learn how their bodies work,

    • 40 min
    134- Critical Stages to Get Through Betrayal with Dr. Debi Silber

    134- Critical Stages to Get Through Betrayal with Dr. Debi Silber

    We've all experienced some sort of betrayal. It could be a loved one that told others one of your secrets. Or it could be your maid of honor that never showed up to the wedding. What we do know is that betrayal hurts, and it takes some time to get over.However, a lot of times we don't necessarily get over it, and that betrayal then shapes our new lives. It gives you a reason to push others away, or have a hard time of trusting others. In some instances, it can lead to personal self destruction, where you go down a path of drugs or alcohol, or even use food as your escape.Dr. Debi Silber explains to us that there are different stages of betrayal that we go through to get over it. However, often times we get stuck at stage 3, and we can be there for decades. Learn how to move through post betrayal syndrome and create a new life that is based around healthy habits.What To Expect From This Episode



    Critical symptoms that indicate you might be in post betrayal syndrome



    The stages of betrayal that we get stuck in



    How to move forward and heal from betrayalHow understanding stages of betrayal helps with growth and can even help you to reconnect with the betrayer







    Shownotes* [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast* [2:00] How did Dr. Debi Silber start working through betrayal* [3:15] Are there hidden types of betrayal that aren’t often recognized* [4:30] Is one large betrayal worse than mini betrayals* [5:30] Betrayal doesn’t just impact your emotions, it leads to post betrayal syndrome* [6:45] Does our brain suppress the feeling of betrayal over the years* [8:30] The predictable timeline of post betrayal syndrome* [9:05] Stage 2 is where we are shocked and blindsided* [10:00] Stage 3 is the survival stage* [12:00] Stage 4 is finding and adjusting to a new normal* [13:15] The 5th stage is where healing, rebirth, and a new world view will happen* [14:15] Can you have a betrayal from our life experiences, not just from what someone else does to us* [16:15] The 3rd stage is where most people get stuck and never break free of* [17:30] Is it difficult to admit your betrayal when you are in stage 3* [20:00] If someone doesn’t recognize they are stuck, they will not be able to move on from stage 3* [22:45] If you are the one who betrayed someone else, what stages do you go through* [25:15] Final thoughts from Debi Silber on betrayal and how to find a community to support you* [26:45] Are there any betrayals that are completely unforgivable* [27:45] What does Debi do each day to improve her own health* [28:15] If you know something you will say is honest yet may hurt someone, is it worth saying











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Take Dr. Debi's quiz to see if you have been impacted by betrayal- Take it Here













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] If you have ever had someone betray your trust, you know that it sucks often. We think that we get over the betrayal and move on. However, a lot of times we get stuck in what's considered to be stage three of post betrayal syndrome.The question around betrayal is what happens to us after the fact, do we forgive him? Forget, do we remove that person from our lives forever does a bit trail then cause us to lose trust in others and reshapes our future lives. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous.And today is a fantastic episode answering those questions around betrayal. Since we all have gone through some sort of betrayal in our lives, you should really learn the different stages you go through afterwards and underst...

    • 32 min
    133- Strategies to Improve How We Communicate with Cynthia Kane

    133- Strategies to Improve How We Communicate with Cynthia Kane

    We've all been in situations where it is uncomfortable to talk about a topic with someone. Thanksgiving dinner with the entire family is the most likely place this has happened. While some conversations can be difficult to work through, at the end of the day it always comes back to one thing:Communication.With less need for us to interact with people face to face, and with how easy it is to hide behind a keyboard (or screen), we are losing our ability to have open communication and conversations with other people.We don't always have to agree on the same things in life as others, but there are healthy ways to "agree to disagree" while still remaining friends with each other.In this episode, Cynthia Kane will help us improve strategies for better communication skills.What To Expect From This Episode



    How to figure out if there are communication issues in a relationship



    Ways to safely manage difficult or polarizing conversations



    Steps to take to get away from a conversation that is going nowhereStrategies to work through conversations with others in a safe and respectful way







    Shownotes* [1:45] Who is Cynthia Kane and how did she become involved with communication* [8:45] How do you figure out who has a communication issue in a relationship* [10:30] Is part of the issue with communication the way we present information, or how someone receives the information* [12:00] People have a hard time bringing up topics with their loved ones, how do you bring up those conversations without pushing people over the edge* [15:00] When people have differing opinions, how can you open a topic up for discussion* [19:15] What steps can you take in a heated conversation to get the conversation back under control* [22:00] How can you walk away from a debate when the other person wants to keep going with the conversation* [24:30] Is the point of a difficult conversation to get someone "on your side"* [26:00] Are there better ways to present your side to someone else* [27:45] Learn what constitutes a complete sentence and you don't have to explain yourself* [28:30] Final thoughts on how to improve our communication* [30:00] Is there ever a time you shouldn't tell your significant other something* [31:15] What are ways that Cynthia improves the way she communicates every day











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Get the book How to Meditate Like a Buddhist* Get the book How to Communicate Like a Buddhist* Get the book Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] have you or someone, you know, ever had communication issues in the relationships. The way we communicate with each other is starting to become a lost art. As we move away from direct communication with someone to a more passive way via the devices in our hands.It's actually pretty amazing to me how difficult it is for people to communicate with others about important topics. My wife and I are very open with each other, and we talk about anything that comes up. But we've also realized that isn't always the case in most relationships, which is why today's episode will be about strategies to improve your communication with others.What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And Cynthia Kane will be teaching us how to have difficult conversations with others in a he...

    • 38 min
    132- Pillars for Successful Weight Loss with Dr. Lydia C. Alexander

    132- Pillars for Successful Weight Loss with Dr. Lydia C. Alexander

    Weight loss is tough to do, especially if you don't have a strong support network around you. It is even tougher to do if you believe that food and exercise is everything it takes to lose and maintain weight loss.But the Obesity Medicine Association has supported many patients through the tough stages of weight loss, and they recognize that community support and their pillars of success for weight loss make the process much easier.Dr. Lydia C. Alexander is on the show to walk us through what those pillars are and how to use them for your own success.What To Expect From This Episode



    If you are in pain and have a hard time moving, there are still great ways to incorporate movement into your life



    What foods are most important for your weight loss



    Different behavioral changes to support your weightHow to maintain your weight loss and not rebound later on







    Shownotes* [2:00] Dr. Lydia C. Alexander is part of a sub-specialty medicine called Obesity Medicine* [3:30] What is the actual definition of obesity* [5:30] 75% of the population is overweight or obese* [8:15] Does age impact BMI in any way* [11:45] What are the leading causes in obesity* [14:00] For those who have a hard time moving, what are great ways to start incorporating more movement into their day* [21:00] What are some really good ways to get more restful sleep* [24:15] Can you play catchup on your sleep deficit on the weekend* [25:45] If you do an activity that increases heart rate right before bed, will that prevent you from falling asleep* [27:00] How can we regulate stress, especially like stressful situations that come out of nowhere* [30:30] What are good ways to move away from processed and low quality food to a better quality food* [33:45] It is so important to meet people where they are at because making too many changes can cause too much stress on someone* [36:00] What are the main pillars for successful weight loss* [38:15] Final thoughts around obesity and weight loss* [40:00] What Dr. Lydia C. Alexander does every day to improve her own health











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Learn more about the Obesity Algorithm- Learn More* If you are interested in Intermittent Fasting, listen to this episode- Listen Now* Learn about ways to improve your sleep- Listen Now













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:14] It's weird to be saying this as this year has been a heck of a roller coaster, but we are now. Officially entering the holiday season, which means in previous years, people's health goals get shoved under the table.You know, the table that was full of cookies pies, another holiday treats. And while I'm not really sure what this holiday season will look like history shows us that there is one thing on everyone's minds. Once January comes around weight loss, weight loss is one of the hardest things to do, especially with temptations around every corner.But this episode will help you with that. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today I have dr. Olivia C. Alexander of the obesity medicine association. Joining me to talk about strategies to help reduce weight before where we get started.If you enjoy the podcast,

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