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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.

Summit For Wellness Podcast Bryan Carroll

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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.

    171- Nutritional Products Designed Specifically For Women with Donna Burke

    171- Nutritional Products Designed Specifically For Women with Donna Burke

    If you have been around the gym and fitness scene, you've probably seen many different products that are aimed to improve performance and recovery.



    You may have seen some products marketed as a pre-workout or a fat burner, which these labels are changed to market to different sexes.



    What you probably don't know is most of these formulations are exactly the same, they just have different names.



    Unfortunately most of these products are researched and studied on men, and there is little research done specifically on women. Until now.



    Donna Burke shares with us how formulations should be changed to meet the needs to women for each week of the month.

    What To Expect From This Episode



    * Why most studies are not done primarily on women

    * How different times of the month can change the nutrient needs for women

    * What are some of the most important nutrients to change during cycles

    * What are some of Donna's favorite products designed specifically for women



    Shownotes



    * [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast

    * [3:00] Who is Donna Burke and what made her start to research about nutritional differences for women

    * [5:00] What are some main differences between men and women that can contribute to different nutritional needs

    * [7:15] Why is it the majority of studies are done on men and it is very difficult to find women-only studies

    * [9:00] Would women need to change up their formulas weekly based upon where they are at in their cycle

    * [11:30] There are some nutrients that are very important for blood production

    * [12:15] What levels of Vitamin B and C that are optimal and how can you tell if you are getting enough or not enough

    * [14:00] Would it be beneficial to get your blood drawn in each stage of a women's cycle to learn what nutrients are low and high for that person

    * [15:00] Women who are on sports teams together are their cycles usually synced up

    * [16:00] Women who lose their menstrual cycle due to being too lean, do they need different nutritional support

    * [17:30] Women don't have to have their bodies fit a societal norm in order to perform well in athletics

    * [20:00] A couple Olympics ago, some volleyball players were picked apart due to how their bodies looked, even though they are competing at the Olympic level

    * [21:15] It is tough for young girls to watch professional female athletes get picked apart based on how their bodies look instead of how they play

    * [22:45] Do all the nutritional supplements need to be changed between men and women, or just certain ones

    * [24:00] At this point how many different products does PRTCL have for women specifically

    * [29:30] What is Donna Burke's personal favorite supplement

    * [31:00] For the men who pound high levels of preworkouts before exercising, you should know there are side effects to ingesting that much caffeine at once

    * [34:30] What does Donna Burke do to reach her vision of health



    Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

    [00:00:15] Bryan Carroll: as a heads up, and this episode is mainly tailored towards women, especially if you're using any sort of nutritional product that is designed to help you with your exercise routines for sports recovery.

    [00:00:27] All that type of stuff, performance, et cetera. 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 Donna Burke on the show to talk all about different formulations for these products specifically for. No. What's really interesting about this is right now on the market.

    [00:00:46] There's a lot of different products that are marketed towards women, but the formulations aren't changed for women.

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    170- The Role Your Gut Plays in Brain Health with Steven Wright

    170- The Role Your Gut Plays in Brain Health with Steven Wright

    With the increase in anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, often times these are treated with medications or therapy.



    Unfortunately the experience most people have on these treatments don't make them feel fantastic, just better than they were before. This is because we are treating symptoms and not the root causes.



    In this episode, we explore how gut health impacts brain health with Steven Wright.

    What To Expect From This Episode



    * How paying attention to your gas and bloating can give insights into larger health problems

    * What types of gut issues can be debilitating

    * How does the gut create neurotransmitters and why is this overlooked from conventional medical practices

    * Different ways to improve gut health which can help your mental health



    Shownotes



    * [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast

    * [2:15] Who is Steven Wright and what was his own health journey like

    * [6:30] Conventional medicine failed to take care of his condition, what made him decide to try making dietary changes

    * [7:30] Was a dietary change all that was needed to fix Steven's issues, or did it take even more work to get to where he is today

    * [9:15] Obviously when you are dealing with health complications that can lead to trauma that impacts mental health, but are there other direct links between gut health and brain health

    * [12:00] More practitioners need to be looking at the gut and its role in neurotransmitter production instead of just relying on drugs

    * [14:30] People who don't feel well might not remember what normal feels like anymore. How do you get people to recognize that what they are experiencing is not actually normal

    * [16:45] Guys tend to find gas/bloating related problems hilarious and think it is normal, however in a lot of cases this is a symptom you should pay attention to for worse gut issues

    * [18:00] What are some of the main supplements that are beneficial to the gut

    * [23:30] Our approach to medicate and not focus on the root causes leads us to not digesting foods which eventually makes our immune system respond to those foods

    * [24:15] Steven's final thoughts around gut health and brain health

    * [27:00] If someone isn't consuming much fiber, how does that impact the gut and butyrate production

    * [30:00] What does Steven Wright do daily to reach his vision of health



    Resources From This Episode

    Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).





    * Visit HealthyGut.com and use code SummitForWellness for 15% off until 1/31/22



    Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

    [00:00:15] Bryan Carroll: in the last couple of years, anxiety and other mental health challenges have increased dramatically. And oftentimes the remedy for mental health challenges is either a certain medications or therapy.

    [00:00:28] However, there's other components within our body that can really impact the way our brain functions. And I think these areas are. Talked about enough and we're not doing enough research on how we can change these other areas within the body and how it can improve our overall mental health. What's up everyone.

    [00:00:49] I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous in today. I have Steven Wright on the show to teach us all about how. Our guts are connected to our brains and vice versa and how it changes in one can really impact the other. So for example, some of our neurotransmitters are actually produced in the gut instead of the brain.

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    169- How Our Modern Lifestyles Impact Every Tissue in Our Body with Kris Quinones

    169- How Our Modern Lifestyles Impact Every Tissue in Our Body with Kris Quinones

    Our modern lifestyle is changing the way we were designed to move. A great example of this is watching kids at different stages of life and how their movement changes over that time.



    For example, a little baby can squat their butt all the way to the ground. They are extremely flexible, and once they can walk normally they have good movement patterns to do whatever they want.



    But then at 5 years old the kid goes from moving all the time, to being plopped into a sitting position for 8 hours a day. Multiply this by 180+ days per year for years, all of a sudden that kid can't squat very low at 15 years old, and can't even bend over to touch their toes because their tissues are so tight.



    In this episode with Kris Quinones, we will talk about strategies to improve our movement and reduce pain from our modern lifestyles.

    What To Expect From This Episode



    * What our modern lifestyles are doing to the tissues in our body

    * How repetitive movements lead to compensatory patterns which can lead to injuries

    * Different ways to improve movement quality and variety to reduce pain



    Shownotes



    * [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast

    * [2:00] What is Kris Quinones background and what got her interested in learning more about movement

    * [3:45] Kris's experience with martial arts was a good foundation for understanding the power that fascia has in the body's ability to generate force

    * [6:30] What makes up the fascia in the body and what all does it do

    * [11:00] The theory on tensegrity is that if you impact one part of the fascial chain, it can impact tissues somewhere else in your body.

    * [20:00] The body loves a variety of movement therefore we should be moving in different and unique ways

    * [22:15] Every animal in the world stretches first thing when they wake up to break up connective tissue

    * [23:00] What are some ways to take care of our fascia to reduce pain

    * [27:45] Kris Quinones final thoughts on ways to improve tissue health and reduce pain



    Resources From This Episode

    Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).





    * Learn more about Kris Quinones program Clear Mind Strong Body



    Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

    [00:00:14] Bryan Carroll: If you go back and listen to some of my podcasts episodes with lending perishing now, which by the way. Some of the most downloaded episodes of all time for the show.

    [00:00:24] You'll probably remember him talking about taking care of our tissues the same way we would at brush and floss. Which unfortunately, there's probably a lot of people that don't really take good care of their teeth and the same goes for their tissues as well, which is why I have Kris Quinones on the show today because she is going to teach us some ways to take care of our fascia, which is all the tissues in our bodies, so that we are pain-free and we can move freely in our lives.

    [00:00:51] What's up everyone. My name is Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And one of the most neglected things within our body is taking care of our tissues. And I know a lot of people don't like to take the time to stretch which is why something like a yoga practice is really good because.

    [00:01:11] Kind of forces you into different stretch patterns, but there are quite a few people that don't have a yoga practice or a stretch practice built into their daily routines. So Kris Quinones is, is on the show and she's going to teach us how to add a stretching program into our lives to really take care of our tissue...

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    Top 5 Podcast Episodes From 2021

    Top 5 Podcast Episodes From 2021

    2021 has come to a close, which means it is time to reflect back on the top podcast episodes from the year!



    Every year we take a look at all of the podcast episodes we produced, and see which ones were the most popular in the first month of their release. This year we added a video component to our show, so now we include views on Youtube as well.



    As it turns out, our Top 5 episodes is actually 6 episodes since we have a tie for 5th place.



    Below you will see the Top Episodes from 2021!

    Tied For Number 5

    164- How to Stay Off the Cardiologist's Operating Table w/ Dr. Phillip Ovadia





    With heart disease being the #1 cause of death in our country, I usually try to bring a cardiologist onto the show every now and then.



    Luckily for me, Dr. Ovadia has performed thousands of heart surgeries so I asked him questions about his experience in the operating room and what leads to people needing heart surgery.



    You can see all the shownotes for Episode 164 here.

    159- Peptide Therapy and How to Use it For Recovery and Performance with Dr. Amber Krogsrud





    It is said that proteins are the building blocks of the body, and it turns out that you can use concentrated forms of proteins and peptides to improve certain aspects of the body.



    In this episode with Dr. Amber Krogsrud, we cover the different ways to use peptide therapy to improve performance, sleep, and sexual function.



    You can see resources for Episode 159 here.

    Number 4

    155- Telomere Length and Impacts on Aging with Doc Misak





    A huge question that kept coming up this year was about slowing down the aging process. I wonder if this is because everyone has aged about 10 years in the last 2 years...



    One aspect of aging is the telomere length on our DNA. As we age, telomeres become shorter, therefore if we can slow down the shortening process (or even get them to lengthen back out), then that slows down the aging process.



    In Episode 155, we cover how you can do that.

    Number 3

    143- How to Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau with Cynthia Thurlow





    Cynthia Thurlow is always a fan favorite on our show. She once again made it into the top 3 episodes of the year for the show!



    In this episode, we discuss what you can do if you are trying to lose weight and you reach a plateau. There are many things that can hang up weight loss progress, and refining these areas of health can get your weight loss back on track.



    Check out the shownotes for Episode 143 here.

    Number 2

    153- How to Reduce Anxiety and Mental Health Challenges with Carol Garner-Houston





    We are coming down to the wire here, and rounding out the number 2 spot was Carol Garner-Houston. There's no surprise that anxiety and mental health is a hot topic right now.



    In this episode, Carol teaches us ways to reduce anxiety and improve our mental health. She provides a lot of strategies you can use at any time to reclaim your mental health!



    Check out the shownotes for Episode 153 here.

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    167- Get the Best Sleep of Your Life with Devin Burke

    167- Get the Best Sleep of Your Life with Devin Burke

    Wouldn't it be nice to have to time to lay down in bed and fall right asleep, and wake up completely rested every single morning?That scenario sounds like a dream, but unfortunately most people do not experience sleep in this way. For some people sleep (or lack of) is a cause of stress. For others, sleep is an inconvenience and they will catch up on it when they are dead.In this episode with Devin Burke, we discuss how to get the best sleep of your entire life.What To Expect From This Episode* Types of distractions that compete against our sleep, including companies like Netflix* Ways to recover from a couple nights of poor sleep* How to get deeper sleep and reduce long term fatigue and brain fog* Different technological advances that can give us interesting sleep dataShownotes* [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast* [3:30] How did Devin Burke become passionate about sleep studies* [5:00] Why is sleep so easily sacrificed* [7:45] Businesses are literally competing against sleep* [8:15] Will one bad night of sleep impact your health in a negative way, or can you recover pretty quickly* [10:00] What is sleep debt and can we repay that debt* [11:30] For people who constantly have bad nights of sleep, are always tired and groggy, how do you improve their sleep* [14:30] What does having a drink or 2 of alcohol at night do for your sleep quality* [16:30] Does the way you breathe impact your quality of sleep* [19:45] Can people with facial hair still use mouth taping or will it rip our hair out* [21:00] What is the ideal environment to be in for quality sleep* [24:00] How does light impact your sleep and do you need to block out all sources of light* [26:30] If you sleep at an incline, does that reduce circulation to your extremities* [28:00] Are the sleep systems that regulate body and sleep temperatures worth getting* [29:45] What pillows are good for head support and are there better options to use* [32:30] Are there optimal ways to wake up in the morning to minimize our drowsiness* [35:45] Do electronics and possible EMFs in the bedroom impact sleep or is this currently not a problem* [38:00] Is the data from sleep trackers such as Oura accurate and worth investing in* [40:15] Final thoughts from Devin Burke on how to get the best sleep of your life* [41:30] Devin Burke's vision of what healthy looks likeResources 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 Sleep Advantage book* Try out mouth tape to see if you can reduce snoring and breathe more through your nose* Try out the Mute Nasal Dilators for better nose breathing while you sleepTranscript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)[00:00:15] Bryan Carroll: You wake up groggy in the morning and do you recognize that your sleep quality isn't that great? Unfortunately, for the majority of the population, people are not getting enough sleep and they're not.[00:00:27] Deep sleep. And this is having a lot of different issues on our overall health. And unfortunately as well, a lot of people will sacrifice their sleep in order to watch YouTube videos or do whatever it is because they feel like sleep isn't that important, or you can sleep when you're dead, but by having these attitudes towards sleep, are we setting ourselves up to have even more health issues later on in life?[00:00:56] 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 Devin Burke on the show to teach us all about sleep quality and how to get the best sleep of our lives. Now, Devin, he is going to share with us a lot of different ways to enhance our sleep new...

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    166- These Foods are Non Negotiables For Improving Health with Dr. Aaron Hartman

    166- These Foods are Non Negotiables For Improving Health with Dr. Aaron Hartman

    There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to what you should and should not eat, and what diets are best. While many experts can battle over the diets and have data to back up their claims, they all really do have some universal principles:



    Real foods will beat out fake processed foods every single time.



    In this episode with Dr. Aaron Hartman, we cover some non negotiables when it comes to food quality and how to eat well for any budget.

    What To Expect From This Episode



    * How to manage kid's food choices when you aren't around them all the time

    * What foods need to come out of everyone's diets

    * How foods are manipulated to be much different than how they are naturally

    * Ways to grow your own food or find high quality local sources of food



    Shownotes



    * [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast

    * [2:15] Who is Dr. Aaron Hartman and what got him interested in nutrition

    * [4:30] How did Dr. Aaron Hartman know that changing his daughter's food was making her symptoms better

    * [5:45] How much more progress does he think his daughter's Cerebral Palsy will improve

    * [7:30] Does Dr. Hartman follow a specific dietary type, or focuses more on whole real foods

    * [10:00] How do you manage the access to unhealthy foods for kids when they spend a third of the day away from you

    * [11:00] If your kids get bullied over the home foods they bring, what can parents do to support them to continue eating healthy

    * [12:45] How difficult is it to get adults to make dietary changes

    * [15:15] Regardless of where people are coming from, what are some non negotiable foods that everyone should remove from their diet

    * [18:30] A lot of places will use cheap oils for cooking because it is cheap and deodorized so it doesn't mess with flavors

    * [19:30] There are lots of products out there that aren't what they seem, such as raw honey

    * [21:30] Dr. Aaron Hartman uses his land to grow a decent amount of his own food

    * [23:00] Why would you supplement kelp in with cows

    * [25:45] Does Aaron also have a greenhouse where he can grow plant foods all year long

    * [26:45] For people who don't have a bunch of land to grow their own food, how can people find high quality local foods that are free of pesticides and other toxic chemicals

    * [30:15] You can get fresh veggies all year long by utilizing something like an Aerogarden

    * [32:00] Eating locally should provide you with bacteria that are beneficial to your local environment and climate

    * [33:00] Final thoughts from Dr. Aaron Hartman on ways to eat clean and healthy food

    * [34:15] If you are on a limited budget, what are the first things you should swap

    * [35:00] What is Dr. Aaron Hartman's vision of what healthy looks like and what does he do daily to reach that vision



    Resources From This Episode

    Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).





    * Get Dr. Aaron Hartman's free ebook Building Resilience

    * Listen to a podcast with Joel Salatin on Sustainable Farming Practices



    Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

    [00:00:15] Bryan Carroll: When it comes to food quality, there are just some foods that most people should avoid at all costs because it can impact. And your overall energy. And then this episode with Dr.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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26 Ratings

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Solid interviewer

Brian is professional!

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Concise

Too many podcasts never get to the point. Not this one. Great information, quality questions and professionally done. Thank you Bryan!

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Great Podcast that covers it all. Always a great take away fact or tip, even on subjects I think I’ve heard it all on.

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