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#301 – The Art of Charm

Guest: Jordan Harbinger

Anything can be learned.

Seriously, I’ll sit here at my laptop reading instructional manuals and watching how-to videos on YouTube until I get something figured out.

I firmly believe that if I wanted to learn quantum physics there’s nothing that could stop me but my own willingness to spend the time taking in the information and actually doing it.

But what about confidence?

Is becoming a more confident, charismatic person something you can learn?

Is there a set of instructions (or YouTube videos) that can show you how to make amazing first impressions, win more friends, and earn the respect of your peers and employers.

Well, yes and no.

As a matter of fact, it was a book about becoming more confident and “picking up girls” that actually inspired me to start Underground Wellness.

If it were not for that spark to improve my “inner game”, you and I wouldn’t know each other.

You’ll learn all about it in today’s podcast episode with Jordan Harbinger, founder of The Art of Charm.

Jordan and I discuss:

* How to ask your boss for a raise … and get it!
* Networking tips for introverts (like me)
* Something every business needs to make a difference.
* A ton more!

Sorry, no show notes today. We’re super busy over here putting the finishing touches on The Digestions Sessions. It’s almost time!

Enjoy the show.

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#300 – Move Your DNA

Guest: Katy Bowman

Katy Bowman — biomechanist and author of Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement — stops by the show to discuss why you are how you move. This episode is pretty darn funny! :)

2:31 – How the science of biomechanics will make you way HOTTER.

4:10 – Floppy Fin Syndrome in captive whales and how it applies to you, me, and our DNA.

9:42 – “You don’t want to fix a problem in the same environment in which it occurred.”

10:57 – You are what you eat, but you are also how you move.

13:36 – Are bras and underwear partly responsible for the rise in cancers of the breast and testicles?

20:14 – How breastfeeding develops the jaw, sinus and facial muscles of babies.

22:58 – Why exercise in a modern context creates disease. (It’s not what you think!)

27:33 – What you can do at home or work to jump start your physical activity flatline.

29:42 – Is my standup desk any better than sitting at my desk?

32:54 – Why running on a treadmill and running over ground are two DIFFERENT movements.

38:28 – What REALLY pumps your blood.

42:32 – How arterial plaque is a good thing … well, to a point.

45:55 – Order Move Your DNA!

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#299 – Food was My Boyfriend.

Guest: Neely Quinn

Neely Quinn — host of The Women’s Weight Loss Solution — stops by to share her story of emotional eating, overcoming fear, and losing weight the right way.

Here are my notes:

2:02 – Why Neely decided to come out from behind-the-scenes and go in front of the camera to share her story and help others.

3:51 – The legend of David Sinick.

5:22 – Neely’s emotional story of vegetarianism, weight gain, and bizarre health problems.

11:38 – How an episode of vision loss led Neely to a new diet and lifestyle.

14:07 – Dealing with the guilt of eating meat.

17:20 – “Eight to ninety-percent of the time I was conscious of how BIG I was.”

19:00 – How removing gluten helped Neely lose 15 pounds, fast!

20:27 – The “grieving process” of removing grains.

24:36 – How to address the emotional underpinnings of binge eating and food addiction.

26:45 – The unconventional “therapy” that helped Neely overcome binge eating.

31:47 – Substituting addictions: Trading one addiction for another.

35:23 – Why a low-carb diet can be problematic for women.

38:14 – 4 must-see talks at The Women’s Weight Loss Solution

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#298 – Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

Guest: Katie the Wellness Mama

Katie the Wellness Mama — Host of the Wellness Family Summit — visits the show to share her natural remedies for cold and flu season.

Here are my notes:

2:03 – Check out my talk at The Wellness Family Summit!

3:38 – How Katie gets stuff done with 5 kids and a full load, including homeschooling!

5:24 – A Mother’s Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul

6:25 – The fear of being “found out”. What kept Katie from “coming out” as the Wellness Mama.

9:58 – How a history of health problems led to a Hashimoto’s diagnosis.

12:42 – Do homemade cold and flu remedies actually work?

15:29 – How an herbal tonic saved four thieves from The Plague. Plus, how to make it!

18:46 – A recipe (and a precaution) for making elderberry syrup — when to take it, and how much.



21:00 – Natural and SAFE formulas for cough drops and syrup. Perfect for children!

23:00 – A homemade Vapo Rub with coconut oil, bees wax, and essential oils.

24:25 – The benefits of local honey for allergies, bacterial infections, and wound treatment.

25:31 – An old Japanese remedy for muscle soreness.

29:06 – How to make arnica spray for pain and soreness.

30:58 – “The current generation of American children will be the first in 200 years to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.”

33:26 – Get all of the recipes mentioned in this episode!

Tune in Thursday for a killer episode on women’s weight loss and emotional eating with Neely Quinn.

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#297 – How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy!

Guest: Leanne Ely

Leanne Ely — author of Part-Time Paleo — visits the show to discuss how to go paleo without going crazy.

Here are my bullets!



3:23 – How Hashimoto’s and a life out of control led Leanne to the Paleo Diet … and “blew her mind”.

7:30 – Feeling guilty for not doing what paleo people do. When CrossFit, pemmican, and toed shoes just don’t fit.

9:15 – “Embrace the parts that work for you and change it up for the parts that don’t.”

9:45 – “I’ve found that saying ‘you can never eat this again’ is akin to double-dog daring someone to eat it. It makes the forbidden look tempting and leaves it constantly on your mind. Dreams of sourdough loaves dancing in your head … been there, done that.”

10:10 – The Part-Time Paleo Rules: How to find your inner nutritional guru while navigating what works for you and what doesn’t.

13:00 – How is sourdough bread different or better than standard grain-based bread?

14:00 – How to navigate dinner invitations when you know the food won’t be paleo.

17:17 – An incredible 5-minute workout that saves time and can be done anywhere!


20:14 – Recommended YouTube channels with FREE Tabata training videos.



21:00 – 3 must-have essentials for the Part-Time Paleo kitchen.

26:20 – Sprouting: An easy, inexpensive way to get more veggies in your diet. Plus, how to grown them at home!



30:09 – Order Part-Time Paleo!

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#296 – A Girl’s Guide to Hashimoto’s

Guest: Andrea Nakayama

Andrea Nakayama — founder of The Girl’s Guide to Hashimoto’s — stops by the podcast to discuss all things Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.

Here are my bullets!

1:04 – Whoops! I mis-numbered the podcast episodes. My bad.

2:06 – The Digestion Sessions registration page is OPEN!

4:06 – The journey that brought Andrea to her Hashimoto’s diagnosis.

6:42 – Almost everyone with Hashimoto’s is dealing with stress, genetic predisposition, and digestive issues.

7:16 – How a practitioner completely overlooked Andrea’s thyroid and made her feel worse!

8:38 – How does someone with Hashimoto’s feel? The A-Z checklist.

11:04 – Let’s back up. What exactly is Hashimoto’s?

12:34 – The 3-Legged Stool: 3 things that must be present for Hashimoto’s to express itself.

18:10 – Women with Hashimoto’s outnumber men 10 to 1. Why?

19:54 – The problem with lab ranges and the soaring rate of thyroid misdiagnosis.

22:00 – How to create a “strategic partnership” with a practitioner who can work WITH you to heal your thyroid.

23:41 – Does Hashimoto’s ever go away, or is it something that must be managed and “danced with”?

26:00 – Defining your bike lane and your poison ivy. Andrea’s best tips for taking care of yourself when life get stressful.

30:40 – To iodine or NOT to iodine. Andrea’s take!

33:51 – Checking Out: A common yet seldom discussed obstacle that gets in the way of healing.

36:37 – How “owning your Hashimoto’s” is a GOOD thing.

42:28 – Learn more about The Girl’s Guide to Hashimoto’s.

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#291 – How to Have All-Day Energy!

Guest: Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim — author of The All-Day Energy Diet — visits the show to reveal how busy, health-seeking individuals can enjoy more energy, vibrant health, and easier weight loss by fine-tuning seven foundational (yet commonly overlooked) pillars of energy and vitality.

Here are my notes:

1:04 – Announcement: This is the FINAL live show. :(

6:41 – From heartthrob to unhealthy: Yuri’s dramatic (and scary) health breakdown.

9:59 – “I woke up in the morning and my pillow was covered in hair.”

13:54 – Reversing alopecia (an autoimmune condition) in two months with real food.

14:31 – The alopecia returns. Due to a tetanus shot?

15:32 – The power of being who you are.

18:40 – How caffeine makes your energy WORSE in the long run!

21:00 – “Stress is self-induced. We give meaning to particular situations and that’s how we interpret them.”

22:46 – Energy vampires and the blood sugar/energy roller coaster.

24:56 – Yuri’s best tips for eliminating coffee and caffeine.

27:45 – How flooding your body with green foods curbs cravings and boosts energy.

30:21 – The acid/alkaline factor: Why a 75% raw diet will oxygenate your blood and send your energy roaring. (This is NOT a vegan diet, by the way!)

34:31 – Should you juice or blend, or does it not even matter?

37:19 – Yuri’s favorite energizing smoothie recipe.

39:04 – 3 natural supplements for boosting energy, stamina, and productivity.

42:01 – The most influential people in Yuri’s health, personal development, and business.

44:00 – Order The All-Day Energy Diet!

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