102 episodes

The "Pillars of Health" podcast is on a quest to cover the areas in which people need to improve most in order to live their best life. Improved management of sleep, stress, nutrition and exercise can help shape a better routine and life for anyone needs to do a better job with self care. Having energy, not feeling constantly fatigued, enjoying how you look and feel as well as getting sufficient sleep are all factors that contribute to helping us lead a better life. In order to gain an understanding of how each one deeply impacts our daily life, the host, Jon Carroll will explore all areas of the four pillars of health in depth with the help of guests of the show. Jonathan is a strength coach who currently works in Raleigh, North Carolina having previously lived in Boston for 8 years. He has worked in the collegiate and general population setting for ten plus years and can call on his experience in order to help others achieve a better version of themselves.

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The "Pillars of Health" podcast is on a quest to cover the areas in which people need to improve most in order to live their best life. Improved management of sleep, stress, nutrition and exercise can help shape a better routine and life for anyone needs to do a better job with self care. Having energy, not feeling constantly fatigued, enjoying how you look and feel as well as getting sufficient sleep are all factors that contribute to helping us lead a better life. In order to gain an understanding of how each one deeply impacts our daily life, the host, Jon Carroll will explore all areas of the four pillars of health in depth with the help of guests of the show. Jonathan is a strength coach who currently works in Raleigh, North Carolina having previously lived in Boston for 8 years. He has worked in the collegiate and general population setting for ten plus years and can call on his experience in order to help others achieve a better version of themselves.

    Episode 102: Sleep: What You Need to Know with Nick Lambe

    Episode 102: Sleep: What You Need to Know with Nick Lambe

    Nick Lambe is a sleep coach who has experience in areas such as massage therapy and strength training and as a health coach. Nick uses his background to put together the best healthcare solution for his clients when it comes to sleep. In this episode he discusses a host of sleep related topics such as explaining what happens in the body while you sleep to also delving into his system and how he helps people gain access to better sleep through his pillars approach. Other topics discussed include:







    * What happens during sleep* Why you may need a sleep coach* Recommended sleep per night* Quality and quantity of sleep* Sleep & shift workers* Tips for shift workers* Sleep & technology* Sleep apps







    Nicks website: onlinesleepcoach.com







    Nick on Instagram: @theonlinesleepcoach







    Show Notes







    Book: Why We Sleep by Dr. Matthew Walker







    Nicks Online Sleep Course

    • 44 min
    Episode 101: How Digestion Optimization Transforms Metabolism & Muscle Growth with Wade Lightheart

    Episode 101: How Digestion Optimization Transforms Metabolism & Muscle Growth with Wade Lightheart

    Wade Lightheart is the president of BiOptimizers, a digestive health supplement company that aims to transform people's relationship with their digestive health. In this episode Wade discusses the role of enzymes and probiotics in digestive health as well as the following topics:







    * The role of digestion* Digestion and depression* The importance of enzymes and probiotics* The cumulative effect of relationships* Digestive lessons* 3 steps to fixing digestive health* Wade's vegan experience* Supplements and where to start* The AWESOME health philosophy* Technology & Health







    Show Notes







    BiOptimizers.com







    http://bioptimizers.com/Pillars - Free sign up link to the AWESOME HEALTH COURSE ($297 value). In this 12 week program, you will discover how to achieve AWESOME health and double your energy with natural, fully tested and scientific strategies.







    https://www.facebook.com/BiOptimizers/ - BiOptimizers Facebook Page







    Book: Homo Desus by Yuval Noah Harari

    • 39 min
    Episode 100: Low T & Testosterone Replacement Therapy featuring Ali Gilbert

    Episode 100: Low T & Testosterone Replacement Therapy featuring Ali Gilbert

    Ali Gilbert is a Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Professional and helps men optimize their testosterone and nutrition by working alongside industry leading medical professionals to create a network that fully understands what is necessary for men to feel their best. In this episode Ali and Jon discuss:







    * What are optimal testosterone levels?* Testosterone serum, free testosterone, SHBG & estradiol* Side effects of low testosterone* Endocrine disrupting chemicals* Viagra & cialis* TRT & fertility* Doctor resistance to TRT* The different forms of TRT* Injection frequency* TRT side effects* Gynecomastia * Stress management & hormones* The importance of low intensity training* Electrolyte replenishment







    Check out Ali's website: ali-gilbert.com







    Ali Gilbert on Instagram: @thealigilbert







    Ali Gilbert on Twitter: @thealigilbert







    7 Ways to Boost Testosterone Naturally

    • 42 min
    Episode 099: Olympic Training, Michael Johnson & Parenting featuring Michael Bingham

    Episode 099: Olympic Training, Michael Johnson & Parenting featuring Michael Bingham

    In part two of my interview with Michael Bingham we discuss his training and preparation for the Beijing Olympics, working with Michale Johnson as well as his hopes and dreams for the future when it comes to family, business and personal ambition.

    • 56 min
    Episode 098: The Beijing Olympics & Doping in Sports featuring Michael Bingham

    Episode 098: The Beijing Olympics & Doping in Sports featuring Michael Bingham

    Michael Bingham competed in the 4 x 400 mens relay at the Beijing Olympics and won bronze with Great Britain. He previously attended Wake Forest University as a student athlete and competed in multiple track and field events before deciding to focus on sprinting. To this day Michael holds the school record in the 200m, 300m & 400m. Currently, Michael co-owns and runs Alamance Academy, a behavioral health company that specializes in mental health assessments and therapy for adolescents and adults in North Carolina.







    In part one of a two part interview Michael and Jon discuss:







    * Pre race songs* Growing up in North Carolina* Imposter syndrome* The evolution of a sprinter* Hyperfocus* Family* Competing in the Olympics* The story behind the 3rd place finish* Doping in sports* Caster Semenya* PED's







    The Pillars of Health on Facebook: @thepillarsofhealthpod







    The Pillars of Health on Instagram: @thepillars_of_health_pod

    • 1 hr
    Episode 097: Juice Cleanses, Muscle Confusion & Back Pain featuring Eirinn Carroll

    Episode 097: Juice Cleanses, Muscle Confusion & Back Pain featuring Eirinn Carroll

    Eirinn Carroll is an integrative strength coach at The Movement Lab in Raleigh, North Carolina. In this episode Eirinn and Jon break down whether or not juice cleanses/detox diets are beneficial and some better alternatives to incorporate. They also discuss "muscle confusion", strength training for runners as well as switching training programs in order to try and cure back pain.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

Dominique Mas ,

I always learn something new!

Jon is such a wonderful host - he asks pertinent questions and his guests always give such great value, with digestable information. I love how with each episode, I can make a tiny shift to improve my lifestyle. And I love the way Jon connects with the guests at the start of the podcast! Thanks so much Jon!

jimmydiaz626 ,

Worth a listen

Great listen , usually get some actionable advise you can put into daily use.

Jay Weedall ,

Thanks for the opporunity

Big thanks to Jon for the opportunity to contribute the health and fitness industry in such a natural and collaborative way.

The Pillars Of Health are truly the most important part of our lives. Everything that falls under these catergories allows us to thrive at everything a rich and fulfilling life can offer. Jon finds ways to communicate this through varied guests and topics.

Thanks again.

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