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Podcast 247: Holistic Digestion with Andrea Nakayama

Unknown-1by Sean Croxton

Sorry!

I’m a week behind on show notes. My bad.



Last week, I took a trip to the Bay Area and to Portland to film presentations for my upcoming project, The Second Opinion Series Volume One: The Thyroid Sessions.

I got to hang out with really cool peeps like Chris Kresser, Dr. Dan Kalish, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Nora Gedgaudas, and last week’s podcast guest Andrea Nakayama. 

Stay tuned for more info!


Andrea is crazy smart and she’s the master of “backing it up” — in other words, peeling back the layers and getting to the root cause of health challenges.



On last week’s show, she and I chatted about one of my favorite topics, digestion.



Because anything having to do with poop is a-okay on my book! :)

Here’s what you’ll learn…



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Podcast 245: The TRUTH about Kombucha.

Hannah-Crumby Sean Croxton

I love me some kombucha.

Aside from the detox and digestive benefits, a cold bottle of “the booch” just makes me feel good.

BUT, my obsession with Mystic Mango and Strawberry Serenity has its fair share of critics, especially when it comes to the sugar content, alcohol volume, acidity, cost, and safety.

This week on the podcast I was more than happy to to help set the record straight with the help of kombucha aficionado Hannah Crum of Kombucha Kamp.

Here are my bullets:

7:55 – Love at First Sip: How Hannah and Kombucha met.

10:44 – Is kombucha just another passing fad?

13:17 – Five health benefits of kombucha — digestion, detox, immunity, blood sugar, and mood.

14:45 – How kombucha helped Mr. Crum lose 40 pounds and heal his acid reflux.

17:24 – Why the specific acids in kombucha actually KILL candida overgrowth.

19:55 – Why’s it so darn expensive?


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Podcast 244: Stop Doing ((Stuff)) You Hate!

Stop-Sign-2by Sean Croxton

“There is no reason in 2008 to do ((stuff)) you hate.”

Of all of the personal development and business talks I’ve ever watched, this simple and slightly-profane declaration from one Gary Vaynerchuk six years ago probably had the most lasting impact on the direction I would take in my life.

Because life is way too short to spend one-third of our waking hours doing intolerable ((stuff)) that numbs our spirit in exchange for “security”.

((______)) that…

I know what you’re thinking: The economy isn’t what it used to be, Sean.

I couldn’t agree with you more. And that’s because the economy isn’t what it used to be.

We are no longer living in the days of our grandparents, when a high school diploma punched your ticket to a job at the factory.

Or the days when a college education imparted at least some assurance that a job was waiting on the other side of the commencement stage.

Nope, those factory jobs are on the other side of the ocean. And the college grad has been replaced by the electronic voice that asks me what I want but can’t understand me when I say it and then hangs up on me, but not without that aggravating “goodbye”.

The days we are living in today are the ones when a guy writes an e-book on teaching a parrot how to talk and becomes a millionaire.


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THIS is Making People Sick.

hate_my_jobby Sean Croxton

Some people don’t like it when I talk about this.

Maybe it pushes them too far out of their comfort zone — just a bit too much reality from the podcast guy, I guess.

But this needs to be said.

When I was a diet and lifestyle coach, my job was to look for and find the root cause(s) of health conditions — digestive problems, low libido, poor memory and brain fog, weight gain, you name it.

Working one-on-one with real people for several years, a practitioner begins to see patterns, or common denominators, amongst his clients.

Of course there are the more obvious trends — eating the wrong foods and not making the time for exercise.

Yet the trend that showed up repeatedly was a pervasive sense of apathy for how my clients earned their livings.

In other words, they hated their jobs.

In fact, many barely knew their own children due to their jam-packed schedules. Intimate relationships were falling apart. Debt was rising. To earn more, they had to work more.

And it was making them sick.


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Why I LOVE My Mom.

photoby Sean Croxton

I love my Mom.

If I listed all the reasons why I so immensely adore her, this postl would get pretty darn long.

But the short story I’d like to share with you today is a testament to why she’s my favorite person in the whole wide world.

Here goes…

Last year, Mom was especially excited about her Christmas gift for me. In fact, she bought it early in the year and had to restrain herself from giving it to me before the holiday.

When the time came to gather around the tree and open up our presents, she watched intently as I unwrapped this “extra special” gift.

I opened the tin case and found a beautiful, gold watch.

But this wasn’t your ordinary watch.

This watch had no hands. No numbers. No hours. No seconds. Nothing. Just a gold face.

At first I didn’t get it. How am supposed to tell time with this, Mom?

Then she asked me to read the back of the case. Here’s what it said…