Health news that you can use with New York Times Best-Selling Author and Fitness Titan, Kathy Smith. Listen up if you want the most up-to-date and accurate information on fitness, longevity, health, aging and motivation. Each show consists of the biggest stories in health as well as new breakthrough techniques to live a healthier, more vibrant life. You'll feel like you're part of the conversation as Kathy gets real on The Art of Aging!
Level up your plant-based lifestyle | Dr. Joel Kahn
I might be stating the obvious, but just to be perfectly clear… eating a vegan or vegetarian diet doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re eating a healthy diet. There’s an enormous difference between simply eliminating animal products from your meals, and adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. That’s just one of the topics we’re going to get into today with the amazing Dr. Joel Kahn.
Joel is one of the world’s top cardiologists who believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. He is the author of The Plant-Based Solution, and sometimes refers to himself as the Top Broccoli in the united states.
On our previous episode, we covered a lot... including how research has linked plant-based diets to a decreased risk of cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure...plus, it could prolong your life. That’s episode 71.
For long-time listeners, you’ve heard from some of the top plant-based researchers, scientists, and advocates in the country and in the world. Those guests have included John pop
Lewis the Badass Vegan, Dr. Valter Longo from USC, Dr. Zach Bush whose specialty is gut health, and of course… Dr. Joel Kahn.
And yet, the optimal way to eat still has controversy swirling around it. There are different camps offering conflicting information, and often times it can get muddled, confusing, and emotional. I look forward to hearing more science as well and delve into some of the questions I’m getting from the listeners, including… What are the healthiest fats, whether you’re vegan or not? And, can you be vegan and still in ketosis?
Dr. Joel is one of my favorite people, and I’m excited to share his message with you today.
There’s a lot to cover! Whether you’re sitting down to a green smoothie, heading out for a walk, or listening in the car let’s get this show started!
Reset Your Thyroid | Dr. Alan Christianson
On the show today...your thyroid. That butterfly shaped gland located in the lower front of the neck that makes thyroid hormone, which in turn goes into the bloodstream, creating energy and enhancing the activity of every function in your body. It determines your mood, skin and hair health, body temperature, blood sugar levels, hormonal function (especially as they relate to PMS and menopause), and whether you’re more likely to gain or lose weight.
Overproduction or underproduction of hormones in the thyroid can cause a host of problems — including Hashimoto’s syndrome, Grave’s disease, and hypothyroidism.
Age, gender and genetics all play a role in thyroid disease… and yet the truth is that most thyroid issues are driven by simple choices in our diet and lifestyle that we can control.
Today’s guest Dr. Alan Christianson, has spent decades helping people deal with thyroid disease, and has seen how absolutely devastating it can be. Indeed, it can get in the way of everything that matters in life. But as he discusses in his upcoming book, The Thyroid Reset Diet, thyroid disease is not a permanent condition and most of the time, it can be reversed.
In today’s show, we’ll delve into one surprise element that’s essential to life… but can be devastating and disruptive when it comes to your thyroid… causing a whole host of problems… weight gain despite intense efforts…. Energy levels that run lower… fatigue that sets in early in the day… Exercise feels like a chore, and the brain moves more slowly. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, then you’ll want to listen to today’s show because it’s packed with information!
Flexing Your Motivational Muscle | Kate Grace
Today is special because I'm talking to my daughter, Olympian Kate Grace, about something that every great athlete knows a lot about: motivation.
The biggest lessons that I've learned for my daughter have to do with how she trains her mind as well as her body so she can push through the plateaus in training and push through setbacks - like the delay of the Olympics - and stay focused and consistent over so many years.
So, whether you have your sights on the Olympics, a marathon, a 5K, or you just need to get out of bed in the morning and get moving and go for your walk, we can all benefit from these tips and tricks on how to flex your motivational muscle.
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Get ready to change what you think you know about aging | Maye Musk
Today’s guest is Maye Musk. She started modeling at age 15, and then in her 60s, life turned fabulous. Can you imagine appearing in a Beyonce music video, or signing a contract as a Covergirl spokesperson, and setting a record for being the oldest Covergirl yet!? Then, at the end of 2019, Musk added “best-selling author” to her resume.
In her book, A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty and Success, she shares experiences from her life conveying hard-earned wisdom on career, family, health , and adventure. She talks about her experience raising her 3 children, filmmaker Tosca, restraneur and philanthropist Kimball, and tech entrepreneur Elon, who founded SpaceX and Tesla. From an outsider looking in, it might appear as if Maye’s life has always been charmed and glamorous, but when you step behind the curtains, you see how this dynamic creature has pushed through the hard times and made her way through it all with resilience and a no-nonsense attitude to become a global success at what she calls the "prime of her life."
Now at the age of 71, Maye lives in Los Angeles, and is having the best time ever. She says that 81 it will be great. Her mom had her best times when she was in her 90s, so she looks forward to that. What an inspiration!
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Time-Restricted Eating… Everything You Need to Know | Dr. Felice Gersh
On today’s show, we’re focusing on time-restricted eating. It’s a nutritional approach that’s not about what you eat, but when you eat.
So what is time-restricted eating? It means a person eats all their meals and snacks within a particular window of time each day. Outside that window, a person consumes no calories. It’s a type of intermittent fasting that has become popular in the recent years. And by the way, intermittent fasting refers to any eating plan that alternates between periods restricting caries and then eating normally.
By the way, intermittent fasting is a way to boost weight loss, lengthen lifespan, reduce insulin resistance, improve heart health and have positive effects on your immunity.
I get a lot of questions on time-restricted eating. Is it effective, is it safe, what’s the best approach for women, and do the benefits vary based on your age?
That’s why I’m delighted to have Dr. Felice Gersh on the show today. I had the privilege of meeting Felice at the A4M Conference in Las Vegas. She has a brilliant mind, is an incredible speaker, is passionate about holistic women’s healthcare, and she’s a leader in this discussion of intermittent fasting.
She’s an award-winning physician, a board-certified gynecologist, and obstetrician, also trained in integrative medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton, and her medical degree from USC School of Medicine.
For more podcasts, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast/.
The Importance of Nasal Breathing | Patrick McKeown
Today's topic is so simple that it’s often overlooked. It’s a breathing technique that can impact your weight, improve your sleep and energy, increase concentration, reduce breathlessness during exercise, heighten athletic performance, and improve cardiovascular health.
Today’s guest, Patrick McKeown, has written 8 books on breathing, including the international best-seller, The Oxygen Advantage, which is something of a bible on nose breathing. His book has helped create a buzz about a revolutionary technique based on the Buteyko method.
Over the past 15 years, Patrick has been focused on breathing re-education. He has trained thousands of people around the world with his scientifically validated techniques. And the results have been dramatic… with increase of oxygen flow to all of your body’s systems. And what that translates to a host of benefits, which we’ll talk about today.
For more, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.
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I enjoy listening to Kathy's podcasts while taking morning walks. The debate on which diet or eating approach is best does become confusing and her talks with various doctors and health experts have made me research and question those in the moment trends to focus on long term sustainable eating goals. While not a 100% plant based eater, the episode with Dr Joel Kahn provide solid support to attempt an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption for personal health benefits. Thank you Kathy for hosting stellar guest experts on your show and asking thoughtful questions.
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I love Kathy Smith’s workouts. In her podcast, she talks with guests about healthy eating and other facets of our lives that impact our wellbeing and longevity.
Love the walking workouts!
Thank you for being so positive during the walking workouts; your energy keeps me motivated!