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Dec 11, 2016

In this episode of TheEdTalks I interview pediatrician and author Dr. Paul Thomas, who dives deep into vaccine territory, a place where many other specialists that I’ve spoken with have strong views about, but do not feel comfortable publically expressing their opinions because of possible negative consequences. Dr. Paul is extremely well researched and follows a personalized approach when it comes to vaccinations in his own practice, Integrative Paediatrics. This is a Dr. who is not totally against vaccines but rather wants to empower people so that they can make better informed decisions for their particular situation. Everyone is different and just because one side of the vaccine camp says you shouldn’t vaccinate or the other side says you should vaccinate is not a reason to do so. The focus needs to shift to what best suites your particular situation and that of your child and a lot of what Dr. Paul delivers in this talk just makes common sense. His book “The Vaccine Friendly Plan” is a wealth of information that’s useful from pregnancy until your kid's teen years.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Is there any association between vaccines and autism
  • Why the HepB vaccine is not a great idea for infants in the USA, Australia or Western Europe
  • The impact of aluminum (aluminium) as found in vaccines on brain health
  • The conflict of what the FDA recommends is safe for Aluminum exposure and levels contained in vaccines
  • The implications of the adjuvant induced syndrome called ASIA
  • The findings of a study comparing the health of vaccinated kids versus non vaccinated kids
  • The vaccine friendly plan that has been working in Dr. Paul’s practice
  • The findings from a study conducted in Dr. Paul’s practice involving over 1000 children
  • The power of true informed consent
  • Whether or not the Polio and Rotavirus vaccines are necessary in the developed world
  • The risks associated with not taking certain vaccines
  • Why herd immunity needs to be looked at case by case
  • The implications of not being vaccinated in California and Australia
  • Why it’s not a great idea to take acetaminophen (paracetamol) for fever or pain.
  • Why Dr. Paul believes the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine is a bad idea for pregnant women
  • What cocooning is and how it has been shown to reduce infant mortality
  • What factors to weigh up when considering the pertussis vaccine
  • Why Dr. Paul believes it is safer to give the MMR vaccine after 3 years of age
  • Why separating the MMR and varicella vaccines seems a safer option
  • How to have a healthy immune system
  • Vitamins that Dr. Paul suggests you should supplement with
  • Why Brazil nuts can help to mitigate the toxic effects of vaccines
  • The warning signs to look out for in child behavior to stop vaccinations
  • How the MTHFR enzyme may increase the risk of developing Autism
  • Why you should avoid the multi dose flu shot
  • Why pregnant women should avoid flu shots
  • The possible connection between vaccines, allergies and autoimmune conditions
  • Five things Dr. Paul suggests that can help us feel more energized.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

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Quote of the day:

"The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare."

Music:

Intro and outro song “Pluto Transit” by Aquaman's Lab

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Dec 4, 2016

This will be the last Energy Boost episode for 2016. The family and I are off across the country to spend Christmas with my parents and siblings in a few weeks which will be wonderful but at the same time quite difficult as my father is reaching the end of his journey which brings with it an incredible amount of emotions to deal with. I’ll also be taking a break from releasing episodes for a few months in the new year to give me the time that I need to complete a course that I’ve been creating for the past year called the “Stress Free Method”. It’s a very simple, quick and actionable scientifically proven method for reducing all types of stress, including past traumas and addictions from your life. Join the newsletter if you haven’t already to be informed when this empowering course will be released.

To recap, in the last Energy Boost episode number 32 I discussed the incredible fact that science has actually measured an energy field that emits out from our body which definitely should make you stop and think about debateable healing modalities that involve our so called energy and also to question how this field that all of us create is being affected by all the electromagnetic radiation that we are now chronically subjected to in this electronic era. Check out the episode here.

In this episode I’m going to discuss the incredible importance of the mineral magnesium for all of us especially for feeling energized and why simply taking any old supplemental form of magnesium can be a waste of money and possibly even harmful.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why magnesium is such an important mineral for us
  • How magnesium directly impacts our body’s energy output
  • Why a blood test is not the best method for checking magnesium deficiency
  • Why simply eating magnesium rich foods may not be enough
  • Key factors that are causing magnesium deficiencies in people
  • Which supplemental forms of magnesium to avoid
  • Why applying magnesium to your skin may be the best option.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

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If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Nov 27, 2016

In this interview with Fitness and Nutrition expert Ian Ryan we discuss many simple and realistic approaches to feeling more energized, including how to set up a super quick morning fitness routine without needing gym equipment, that will help to build muscle and reduce fat, which are two very important things in regards to staying healthy and energized as we age.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Physical activity helps us way more than just looking good
  • Ian’s 3 small morning habits to improve your life
  • Quick and highly effective morning exercise routine
  • The difference between dynamic and static stretching
  • Why you shouldn’t do classic hold type stretches before exercise
  • Why interval cardio style exercise is better for you
  • Why Tabata training may be the answer for busy parents
  • How to become stronger without gym equipment
  • What you can do when your strength plateaus
  • Why it’s important to build muscle mass and strength
  • How to burn more fat while resting
  • The important nutrient that helps with weight loss
  • Quick and easy morning nutrition to give you more energy
  • How to ensure dietary changes become permanent
  • How can we create new habits and achieve our goals
  • Key mistakes that waste our energy
  • 3 Tips to feeling more energized.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.

Quote of the day:

"You are profoundly creative."

Music:

Intro song “Lagos 2030 AD” by Otis McDonald
Outro song “Morning stumble” by Eddie Donato

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Nov 20, 2016

OVERVIEW:

In the last Energy Boost episode number 31  I discussed a couple of specific studies showing the remarkable impact that the placebo effect can actually have on people and consequently highlighting how our thoughts can positively affect all of us. Check out the episode here.

In this episode I discuss the role our heart plays in the way we feel and why someone simply walking into a room or coming close to us can directly impact us magnetically, in the scientific sense.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What the HeartMath Institute is
  • The most powerful source of electromagnetic energy in the human body
  • What distance the body’s electromagnetic field can radiate
  • A mechanism of how our emotional state affects others
  • That transference of the energy produced by the heart occurs between people
  • What the Global Coherence Initiative is.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

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Thanks for listening to this episode of The Ed Talks. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below or on the Facebook page.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Nov 13, 2016

BodyTalk is an alternative holistic healing system that is practiced all over the world, founded by an Australian Health Care Practitioner called Dr. John Veltheim. I’m always open to new approaches in healing but my science mind does kick in wanting to rationalise things, making me question the validity of modalities that are more touchy feely, without scientifically proven efficacy.

But I definitely acknowledge that there are many mysteries that science can not yet explain, that anecdotally are shown to improve the wellbeing and energy in people and also the fact is that scientific studies cost lots of money and unless there is something that can be developed as a result of the study, the incentives to fund and carry them out are not very compelling. As long as no harm is being done and lots of money not being exchanged, I think something is worth trying if other avenues of traditional medicine are not delivering results, as was the case with Melia Brent-White, who is a certified BodyTalk Practitioner. In this episode of TheEdTalks Melia explains what exactly BodyTalk is, how it created a big positive shift in her life and how it may help us feel more energized.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What BodyTalk is and how it works
  • How it can help with anxiety, addiction and depression
  • A new modern theory of thinking that affects everything that we know
  • The Chinese medicine principles incorporated into BodyTalk
  • How it can release past suppressed emotions
  • The other healing modalities incorporated into BodyTalk
  • Why you don’t have to be a believer to reap benefits from it
  • Why our gut may be controlling us more than our brain
  • Melia’s experience in healing people and animals with this technique
  • A key mistake that wastes our energy
  • Three interesting things that Melia suggests to help us feel energized.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.

Quote of the day:

"The power of imagination makes us infinite."

Music:

Intro song “Sunday Plans” by Silent Partner
Outro song “Bitters at the Saloon” by Bird Creek

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Thanks for listening to this episode of The Ed Talks. Have you tried BodyTalk or something similar that’s had a positive effect for you? Share your strategies with us here or on our Facebook Page.

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Nov 6, 2016

OVERVIEW:

In the last Energy Boost episode number 30 I discussed some examples of how devastatingly powerful the nocebo effect can be on people, even to the extreme extent of possibly causing death. Check out the episode here.

In this episode I’m going to turn it around and focus on the positive power of the placebo effect, discussing a couple of specific studies showing the remarkable impact that the placebo effect can actually have on people and consequently highlighting how our thoughts can positively affect all of us.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why you should always seek a couple of opinions before surgery
  • Surgeries that have been shown to be no more effective than not operating
  • How women have lost weight seemingly just through a changed mind set
  • Why they way words are spoken can affect us differently
  • How to allow the placebo effect to happen in your life
  • Tools to help stop the playback of actions in your sub conscious mind

Items mentioned in this episode include:

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Thanks for listening to this episode of The Ed Talks. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below or on the Facebook page.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Oct 30, 2016

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Before researching for this interview I had never heard of the term chronotype. It simply refers to our individualized biological clock or circadian rhythm, the mechanism that controls when we naturally want to do things like go to sleep, eat or have sex.

A huge key to living a more energized life is being able to go with the flow of our body’s natural internal clock and my guest in this episode of TheEdTalks is an expert on the subject. Dr. Michael Breus is an actively practicing psychologist, sleep specialist and author of the book "The Power of When”. It was a result of struggling to help one of his patients with regular methods that led Dr. Breus to research and utilise the power and simplicity of chronotypes to drastically improve her life and that of those around her.

This is a powerfully informative talk, as discovering what your chronotype is and how you can make slight adjustments in your life to better suite your particular rhythm, can lead to improved health, relationships, sex and lots more that inevitably will make you feel a whole lot more energized.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What your chronotype means and how to check which category you fit into
  • Why understanding your chronorythem will improve your life
  • The two key processes for sleep
  • How our sleep stages and sleep cycle works
  • Why stages 3 & 4 of our sleep cycle are so important for daily energy
  • What generally everyone can do to improve their sleep
  • The one key thing that has helped many of Dr. Breus’s patients improve their sleep
  • Why our chronotype has been affected in modern times
  • 5 simple steps to help you sleep better
  • The best time to consume caffeine to give you the maximum stimulant boost
  • Why for many people it’s important to stop exercising 4 hours before going to bed
  • How morning or early evening sex can result in a more connected relationship
  • The best time of day to have a discussion about heated issues with your partner
  • How children are affected by their chronorythms
  • The best time to connect with your kids
  • What you can do if your life situation does not suite your chronotype
  • How to help teenagers cope with a chronotype not suited to school hours
  • One thing that Dr. Breus finds that really wastes energy.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

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Quote of the day:

"What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.

Music:

Intro song “luto Transit” by Aquaman's Lab
Outro song “A bird in the wind” by Eddie Donato

Help Spread the Word!

Thanks for listening to this episode of TheEdTalks. What do you do or have you done that improves your sleep? Share your views with us here or on our Facebook Page.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Oct 23, 2016

In this episode discuss the power of the nocebo effect, with a couple of specific studies showing how devastatingly powerful it can be on our wellbeing.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Powerful examples of the nocebo effect
  • How superstitious beliefs may actually cause serious harm
  • Why you should always seek a second opinion
  • The power of our mind to affect our physiology.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.

Help Spread the Word!

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Ed Talks. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below or on the Facebook page.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Oct 16, 2016

We are surrounded by so many different toxic things in our daily lives that if you focus too much on it all, you can quickly become totally overwhelmed and filled with anxiety. In this episode of TheEdTalks I discuss a more realistic and non stressful approach to reducing your exposure to toxins with expert Alexx Stuart who has a an interesting story that led her to creating a thriving online brand that focuses on helping people live a Low Tox Life.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to make simple low toxic choices in supermarkets
  • A fun easy way to make food more exciting for the family
  • A great App to help you avoid toxic chemicals in supermarket products
  • Reputable brands recommended by Alexx
  • A way to request safety data sheets from product manufacturers
  • An easy and quick DIY general purpose cleaner
  • Why it is important to question the word fragrance in a product ingredient list
  • Two chemicals to start reducing in your life
  • The best low toxic cookware
  • 3 simple things you can do to help you feel more energized.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.

Quote of the day:

"Aim for the moon. If you miss you might hit a star."

Music:

Intro song “Desire” by Aquaman's Lab
Outro song “Searching for my pan” by Eddie Donato

Help Spread the Word!

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Ed Talks. What have you recently done to reduce toxins in your life? Share your strategies with us here or on our Facebook Page.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Oct 9, 2016

In this episode of TheEdTalks I go into the mind-body connection which science has proven over and over again to result from the Placebo effect and the not so widely known, Nocebo effect. It’s a good way to get your head around the fact that the mind-body connection is very powerful, affecting our energy on so many levels.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What the Placebo and Nocebo effects are
  • How our thoughts have been shown to directly affect our body
  • How people have magically made their hair either grow or fall out
  • 3 key beliefs to empower your life.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.

Help Spread the Word!

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Ed Talks. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below or on the Facebook page.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Oct 2, 2016

The Thyroid can have a dramatic impact on our energy levels as it regulates amongst other things your body's temperature, metabolism and heartbeat. According to The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, at least 30 million Americans have a thyroid disorder and 15 million are silent sufferers who are undiagnosed and in Australia apparently there are 60,000 new sufferers each year. Thyroid expert Suzy Cohen explains how Thyroid symptoms are often misdiagnosed leaving you still feeling sluggish or worse, resulting in you being prescribed drugs that are not actually required.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What the Thyroid is and how it affects our energy levels
  • The different types of Thyroid issues and symptoms
  • What tests people should be asking their healthcare practitioner to do
  • Key lifestyle, diet and supplemental changes that can help with Thyroid disease
  • Why you should look at the whole body when dealing with undiagnosed Thyroid issues
  • Two common mistakes when looking at Thyroid problems that are a waste of energy
  • 3 simple yet important ways to help us feel more energized.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.

Quote of the day:

In fuse your life with ACTION!

Music:

Intro & outro song “Your” by Aquaman’s Lab

Help Spread the Word!

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Ed Talks. Do you or anyone you know suffer with Thyroid issues? What has helped? Share your strategies with us here or on our Facebook Page.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Sep 25, 2016

Feeling energized takes a complete holistic approach. Getting the best nutrition into our bodies is definitely key, however if stress is overwhelming us all the time which is pretty common for many people, especially parents, the associated release of hormones will essentially suppress our ability to absorb all the healing and energizing nutrients from foods that we consume.

So exploring non-nutrition related things that play a role in how we function is very very important although personally I find it can be hard to crack my shell sometimes to open up and start to dive in deep to untangle or let go of the plethora of thoughts and emotions stored inside me. A way to make this process easier I’ve found, can be by using tools like the “cube personality test” developed by a couple of Japanese psychologists called Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito which I run through in this episode. These fun questions are not to be taken seriously and can be interpreted in different ways, but they get you thinking about your deeper self a little more which is key to feeling more energized.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The fun questions surrounding the “cube personality test”
  • How you perceive yourself and those close to you
  • How different symbols can be used to symbolise personal traits
  • Triggers in your life that may unknowingly be causing you stress
  • A better understanding of your personal relationships 

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.

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Thanks for listening to this episode of The Ed Talks. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below or on the Facebook page.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Sep 18, 2016

The journey to feeling energized, to get that zest for life like you had in your twenties and to just feel good again is much more than just eating fresh nutrient dense foods. This was the approach I first took as it was a less vulnerable way to get me started on my journey back to Holistic Health rather than diving into deeper issues like my inner voice. But this stuff is huge in so many ways and it doesn’t matter how much healthy food you eat, if you’re stressed because of low self esteem or frustration with life or your relationship, the resulting stress hormones that your body will produce won't allow you to digest food properly, reduce inflammation or heal effectively. It really is so important for us to address issues surrounding how we truly and vulnerably think of ourselves and the thoughts that fill our mind day to day and in this episode of TheEdTalks executive coach and motivational speaker Angus Nelson shares with us ways of becoming a better you.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • A simple method for positively changing what you think about
  • The technique Angus used for turning his life around
  • How you can empower your children with self worth
  • Why filling your mind with positive affirmations may not help you
  • How to deal with negative thoughts
  • How to influence an internal change that will lead to a better version of yourself
  • What may guide you to finding happiness
  • Four common mistakes that people make that wastes internal energy
  • Four tips to feeling energized again
  • The power of personality assessments

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.

Quote of the day:

From Angusnelson.com - “How can you inspire others if you’re not inspired by the person in the mirror?”

Music:

Intro & Outro song “Dry clothes” by Aquaman’s Lab

Help Spread the Word!

Thanks for listening to this episode of TheEdTalks. What’s stopping you from making a change you really desire? Share your thoughts with us here or on our Facebook Page.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Sep 11, 2016

In this episode I’m going to discuss something that has really frustrated me in the past and that is what is the safest and healthiest oils we should be using for cooking. And it’s pretty important to know as it can have a dramatic effect on our health especially as we age through continued exposure. Especially reading and hearing that olive oil is not what you should be using for cooking got me thinking as I grew up in a household where olive oil was used for everything and I’m a big consumer of olive oil myself. So it was a great episode to research for, empowering me with the knowledge to now make a healthy choice in regards to the cooking oils I choose to use.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Things to consider when choosing cooking oils
  • Why you should avoid inhaling smoking oil
  • Why you should throw away oil that begins to smoke
  • How to determine an oil’s resistance to becoming rancid
  • The difference between saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
  • Why high polyunsaturated oils are not recommended for cooking
  • Which oils to avoid and not use for cooking
  • Why cold pressed oils are beneficial
  • Why hydrogenated coconut oil known as copha is harmful
  • Why Palm oil is not a good choice of oil to use
  • The Best and healthiest oils to use for cooking
  • Which country consumes the most olive oil
  • Why refined coconut oil may be unhealthy
  • The importance of using pasture-raised or grass-fed animal products
  • How to store oils to stop them from going rancid quickly.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

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If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Sep 4, 2016

There are lots of reasons why people choose to go vegetarian or vegan, from not wanting to be part of the cruelty inflicted upon feed lot animals to the perceived nutritional and energizing benefits. But the fact is that for some people a plant-based diet can be truly life changing and even life saving as long as it is done correctly, which importantly includes minimising processed foods. Plant-Based Nutrition expert and former Ms Natural Olympia Suzanna McGee, shares with us in this episode of TheEdTalks what you need to consider when choosing to follow a plant based diet.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The benefits associated with a plant based diet
  • How to ensure you are getting enough protein
  • Why we need to break the habit of eating quickly
  • The reason why vegetarians and vegans can run into nutritional trouble
  • Why anti-nutrients like oxalic and phytic acid may not be an issue of concern
  • What Vitamin you should supplement with
  • Why we shouldn’t be worried about eating lots of fruit
  • Simple and quick ways for busy parents to make plant-based meals
  • A key mistake that wastes our energy
  • Simple realistic tips for feeling more energized.

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Quote of the day:

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door!

Music:

Intro song “Desire ” by Aquaman’s Lab
Outro song “Me and my roller skates” by Eddie Donato

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Aug 29, 2016

Just a short episode explaining why I couldn't release a regular episode this week and how a practice of meditation can be a key to stop you from attacking your laptop with verbal and physical violence.

Aug 21, 2016

In this episode I’m going to discuss another one of the so called superfoods and this one was known as “Runner’s food” in ancient times because supposedly runners and warriors would use them as fuel while running long distances or during battle. These packets of energy are called Chia which means “strength” in the Mayan language. They are healthy and delicious and loaded with lots of energizing nutrients for our body and brain.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why Chia seeds were unknown to most of the world for so long
  • The beneficial nutrients found in Chia seeds
  • Why they can reduce the effects of free radical damage
  • Why they are so beneficial for digestive health
  • How they can directly improve energy and endurance
  • How they can reduce inflammation in the body
  • Why the Omega 3 fatty Acids in them may not be super useful to us
  • Cautions related to Chia seed consumption
  • Delicious ways to incorporate Chia seeds into your diet

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Some great ways to use Chia seeds

As An Egg Substitute

1 Tblsp finely ground Chia seeds and 3 Tblsp of water = 1 egg for a baked recipe.

A Delicious Healthy Pudding

A winner for everyone including kids.

  • 2 cups of milk of your choice
  • ½ cup Chia seeds
  • 2 Tblsp cacao powder (or natural cocoa powder)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • The seeds scraped out of 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 1 mashed banana or 1 Tblsp of sweetener of your choice

Blend up all the ingredients and leave it in the fridge for 10 minutes to thicken up.

To Thicken Soups or Gravies

Just add a couple tablespoons of Chia seeds (ground up or not) at a time to reach the desired thickness in place of say cornstarch.

Use in Meatballs in Place of Breadcrumbs

Use a couple of tablespoons of ground chia seeds (per 1/2kg or pound of meat) in place of bread crumbs.

For Crumbing foods

It gives foods like fish a great crunchy coating for frying

Sprouted for Salads

Here’s a link to an easy guide of "How to sprout chia seeds".

 

Homemade Energy Drink

  • 3 cups of healthy liquid of your choice like water, coconut water, rooibos tea
  • 2 Tblsp Chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp of quality salt like pink Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp of kakadu plum powder or 1 tsp calcium magnesium powder
  • ¼ cup or more of a juice of your choice to sweeten if you need it
  • If you really want to boost your energy add 1 tsp of Spirulina.

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Aug 14, 2016

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It’s pretty clear that a lack of sleep equals a lack of mental and physical energy as well as a range of health related issues including a shortened lifespan. Unfortunately, this is a challenging reality for most parents. Even though there are rare individuals who can function healthily on minimal sleep, the recommended sleep range for adults is between 7-9 hours. So anything that can help with sleep is of interest to me and that’s how I discovered a sleep device called the SomniResonance SR1 which could help some of you who are having sleeping issues or perhaps those of you who just want to be able to get into deep restorative sleep a lot easier. 

It’s a small, lightweight, battery-powered device approved for safe use by regulatory bodies in the USA (Underwriters Laboratories and FDA) using a method of therapy called PEMF which is supported by science for its use in treating various ailments and disorders. In this episode of TheEdTalks, president of the company DSleep Michael Lares, explains the science of sleep and how this little device may just be the helping hand that lets you get a rejuvenating night’s sleep again.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The traumatic story that led Michael to discover the SR-1
  • What the SR-1 sleep device is and how it works
  • Who could benefit from using the device
  • The possible implications of sleep deprivation, including a shortened lifespan
  • How many hours of sleep is recommended for most people
  • The myths surrounding sleep
  • Devices to help you measure (quantify) your sleep
  • How 70% of sleep issues can be resolved
  • The different stages of sleep and how it affects our healing process
  • Key mistakes that waste our energy.

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Aug 7, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode number 24 I discussed the Australian Gubinge fruit or more commonly known as the kakadu plum. It is the richest natural source of Vitamin C in the world plus it contains an impressive array of other nutritional benefits that can help us feel more energized in so many ways. Check out the episode here.

In this episode of TheEdTalks I’m going to discuss the green succulent plant Aloe vera that’s been used for centuries for its supposedly health, beauty, medicinal and skin care properties. I have long used the gel of Aloe vera for burns but it was not until I was given a tea in Peru that included the fresh inner gel that I realised you could also ingest it. I was also not aware of the dangers surrounding the use of Aloe vera.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Some of the key nutrients found in Aloe vera
  • The various energizing benefits of consuming Aloe vera
  • How it can slow down the ageing process
  • The efficacy of its use for weight loss
  • What parts of the plant to use to reduce possible carcinogenic side effects
  • What to look for if purchasing a processed Aloe vera product.

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If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Aug 1, 2016

Knee pain is such a huge issue for so many people with extreme cases leading to knee replacement surgery of which over 700,000 were performed in the United States alone in 2015. Here in Australia apparently close to 2 million people live with the pain and restricted movement that goes with osteoarthritis which no doubt leads to a life of drained physical and mental energy. In this episode of TheEdTalks I discuss an approach to healing knee pain naturally with expert Bill Parravano, who has over 26 years of experience understanding movement and tension patterns that lead to physical pain and offering an alternative to those who are stuck with knee pain.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why toddler’s knees are like shock absorbers
  • The incredible fact when comparing arthroscopic surgery to placebo surgery
  • The crippling effect knee pain can have on your energy levels
  • Why strengthening muscles at the wrong time can make knee pain worse
  • A key factor to consider when trying to reduce knee pain
  • Bill’s 3 step approach to help resolve knee pain
  • The important role that journaling can play in eliminating knee pain
  • A simple remedy that Bill suggests to alleviate knee pain for many people
  • How to increase the possible benefits of PRP and Stem Cell therapies
  • What supplements / herbs can assist in reducing knee pain
  • Key mistakes many of us make that wastes our energy
  • 3 Tips for feeling Healthier, Happier and more Energized.

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Quote of the day:

You create magic!

Music:

Intro & Outro song “Bitters at the saloon” by Bird Creek

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Jul 24, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode number 23 I discussed the South American berry camu camu which is the second most richest natural source of Vitamin C in the world, plus it contains a range of other studied benefits that can improve our energy, well being and how we age. Check out the episode here.

In this episode of TheEdTalks I unveil the current heavyweight champion of the world when it comes to a natural source of Vitamin C with a recorded equivalent of around 8057% of the RDI of Vitamin C contained in a 100g of the freeze dried fruit. That’s 145 times more Vitamin C than a 100g medium sized Orange and it’s incredible properties don’t stop there. Listen to this episode to learn why this natural source of Vitamin C can help you feel more energized as well as benefiting indigenous communities who cultivate the fruit.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The key nutrients found in this fruit
  • The various energizing benefits of consuming this fruit
  • How it can slow down the ageing process
  • One of its key nutrients that can improve eye health
  • It’s anti cancer potential
  • Chlorophyll’s ability to reduce our body’s absorption of aflatoxins
  • Cautions to consider before consuming concentrated amounts of this fruit
  • Why synthetic supplements may be less desirable.

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Jul 17, 2016

Trying to create new habits or identifying and changing them is something that can be extremely challenging for many of us. Learning new techniques that we can incorporate into our lives that help to break habits that don’t serve us well and to establish new ones to attain a goal we desire, is key to living a more energized life. In this episode of TheEdTalks I interview author of the book, "Master The Day: Eat, Move and Live Better With The Power of Tiny Habits" Alexander Heyne, who explains in simple terms how to be more successful at achieving whatever your goal may be.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The 2 main things that lead to success in whatever you are trying to achieve
  • What has a major effect on our energy levels
  • How to identify why you are feeling fatigued or lacking energy
  • Why it is a misconception to think you just lack discipline or will power in achieving goals
  • How to avoid the roller coaster of not achieving and sustaining goals for the long term
  • A simple approach to reduce the anxiety with a goal or habit you want to form
  • Why your biology may be stymying you from breaking a habit
  • A common problem with achieving goals that can be easily fixed
  • The simple process to form habits to reach any goal
  • Tips for sticking to your goals
  • A key mistake many of us make that wastes our energy
  • 3 tips for feeling more energized.

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Quote of the day:

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.

Music:

Intro song “Do your thing” by Aquaman’s Lab
Outro song “Tingle and a twinkle” by Eddie Donato

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Jul 10, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode number 22 I discussed the “Superfood” maca which has been used for centuries in traditional cultures as an aphrodisiac, improving fertility and over all wellbeing and sure enough science seems to support such claims as well as its ability to be beneficial for menopausal women and for prostate health in men. Check out the episode here.

In this episode of TheEdTalks I discuss another South American so called superfood, the camu camu berry. The berry is definitely loaded with a varied range of beneficial nutrients although most claims made about the benefits associated with this fruit focus around repeated claims that it is the highest recorded natural source of Vitamin C known of any food on the planet and this was why I started to supplement with camu camu as it was a real food source of concentrated Vitamin C. However, this statement is no longer true, with an Aussie fruit claiming the top spot, which I’ll discuss in the next EB episode. Listen to this episode to learn why you should consider getting a camu camu pick me up.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • It’s key nutrient that’s responsible for its anti-aging properties
  • The important point that a Japanese study discovered about camu camu
  • The important possible benefits associated with camu camu
  • How it can directly affect energy levels
  • What to be cautious of when consuming camu camu
  • How much to take and how to include it into your diet
  • Why synthetic supplements may be less desirable.

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Jul 3, 2016

Issues surrounding our weight is a huge thing for so many people and with large sums of money involved it’s easy to understand why manipulative marketing techniques are used to try and persuade us of what works in relation to loosing weight. But the fact is that we are all different and thus individual elements come into play that stymie our progress resulting in continued anguish, frustration and lack of mental and physical energy. In this episode of TheEdTalks Wellness Coach Travis Dillard who is an expert in helping busy people transform the way they live, feel and look, explains a more realistic approach to weight loss and feeling energized again.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Key factors that will stop you from feeling and looking good
  • 2 important things that will affect weight loss
  • Why quick fix diets and programs don’t work for most people
  • A technique to relate healthy food to positive energy for you and your kids
  • Simple ways to improve your weight and health
  • How to stay motivated to achieve the results you desire
  • Why an accountability partner is so important
  • What prevents us from loosing fat and feeling fatigued all the time
  • Four tips to feeling energized again

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Quote of the day:

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.”  - Dr. Nido Qubein

Music:

Intro song “City Groove” by Jingle Punks
Outro song “Gliding Along” by Eddie Donato

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Jun 26, 2016

In the last Energy Boost episode 21 I discussed the energy boosting and anti aging superfood known by many names but popularized as the Goji berry. This is definitely a very special berry that is well worthy of including into your diet in place of say sultanas as long as you are not pregnant or breast feeding. For a full list of how it can actually help you feel more energized as well as what to look out for when buying Goji berries, check out that episode here.

In this episode of TheEdTalks I discuss the so called "Superfood” maca, which is most often marketed as being a natural aphrodisiac that helps with fertility. It is a root vegetable that looks like a turnip and can be eaten like this, but in Western countries you usually see it in your health food shop or supermarket in powder form. It’s got a malty taste which I really like especially when added to smoothies and the science does actually seem to support the claim that it is a real deal aphrodisiac, increasing libido and vitality. But as always, have a chat with your healthcare practitioner before you start consuming maca as it may be unhealthy for your particular situation, especially if you are taking other medications or are pregnant or breast feeding.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The legend associated with maca and Incan warriors
  • Why it is considered to be so nutritious
  • How it effects libido and general wellbeing
  • Whether it can help with fertility
  • The benefits for menopausal women and prostate health for men
  • When you should be cautious of consuming maca.

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