Today I sat down with Dr. Stephanie Estima. Dr. Estima is a chiropractor, coach and a builder and curator of superhumans. Our conversation centered around behavioural changes that we can make to alter our neurochemistry, the things that can literally change our brain to turn us into superhumans. We also talked about the differences between men and women, the types of behaviours we can engage in that will make us better partners, improve our morning routines and support us in living a life of gratitude. In this interview you will learn some really cool hacks to live a superhuman life, and be in a superhuman relationship. Enjoy!
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[1:36] How you move influences your hormone levels.
[3:11] Dr. Estima’s mom was a fitness instructor, and taught her family the importance of eating well.
[4:28] At one time Dr. Estima thought she would become a pediatrician.
[5:21] Dr. Estima’s professional success has been driven by her own health goals.
[5:48] What is a superhuman?
[7:45] Is there such a thing as a superhuman relationship?
[12:19] There are big differences between a male brain and a female brain.
[15:33] We can raise our own levels of dopamine, but we need someone else to raise our serotonin levels.
[18:20] Women have half the serotonin receptors in their brains that men do.
[19:58] Women turn to carbs when they are down because carbs upregulate serotonin. What can we do instead?
[24:53] Dr. Estima advises that people eat a ketogenic diet.
[25:45] Find the best exercise plan for you.
[26:19] You can finish a HIIT workout in 12 minutes.
[28:21] Dr. Estima does gratitude exercises with her kids, and she teaches them that it’s okay to be different.
[31:14] What does emotional stress and trauma do to the brain?
[34:38] Besides sleep, how can we heal the sympathetic nervous system?
[38:40] Give yourself permission to fail.
[40:42] Health is the ability to appropriately respond to your environment.
[42:56] Dr. Estima gets up at 4:30 every weekday.
[44:38] Dr. Estima loves her Bulletproof Coffee.
[45:11] Dr. Estima makes sure to go to bed by 9:00.
[45:37] Dr. Estima is reading Tools of Titans, by Timothy Ferriss.
[46:03] Dr. Estima loves to dance and sing.
[46:36] To be an entrepreneur you have to be resilient, driven, strategic, linear, creative, and passionate.
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“Superhuman relationships are possible.”
“Women need more positive feedback than their male partners think they do.”
“You are either in fear or you are in love.”
“No electronics in the bedroom. That is your sacred space for restoration.”
“Learn to see the sources of joy in your life.”
“You’re going to win or you’re going to learn.”
MORE ABOUT DR. STEPHANIE ESTIMA
Located in Toronto, Ontario, The Health Loft by Dr. Stephanie is a wellness centre that helps with pain management through Brain and Body Connection, Fitness, Nutrition and helping people develop a healthy mindset. Chiropractor Dr. Stephanie is a big-hearted, energetic, and compassionate healer dedicated to changing lives through chiropractic. The Health Loft is your space in King West to heal and achieve extraordinary health. We practice clinical excellence and care for you like family. Welcome home. Our purpose is simple: elevate your health, healing, and potential from where it is today to superhuman status.
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I fundamentally believe that when people are well they can change the world, and I work everyday to help reduce the risk of chronic disease in my patients. So when I heard today’s guest, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, speak, I knew that I had to have her on the podcast. Dr. Seneff presented me with an inconvenient truth; that the food I was eating and feeding to my family was not only killing us, but the people who were coming to see me for help. Our interview today is slightly more technical than you might be used to, but if you eat food, this interview is crucial to your survival.
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[4:10] Glyphosate is the most important toxic chemical in our environment and we must ban glyphosate worldwide.
[5:51] Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp.
[6:19] Some crops have been genetically modified to be resistant to RoundUp.
[6:58] How is so much glyphosate getting into our food?
[8:12] Even organic foods will contain some glyphosate.
[9:11] Why would organic lentils contain high levels of glyphosate?
[10:18] Monsanto’s own studies have shown how glyphosate accumulates in body tissue.
[12:45] Glyphosate is getting into proteins by mistake.
[14:02] In North America we do not respect the Precautionary Principle.
[14:51] Is there a link between glyphosate and autism?
[17:20] Glyphosate hit the market in 1975 but its use wasn’t widespread until the late 1990s.
[18:56] Glyphosate causes gut dysbiosis.
[20:48] How is glyphosate connected to Celiac Disease and other food allergies?
[23:21] Glyphosate crosses the placenta.
[23:39] Glyphosate is sneaking into the body in place of glycine.
[25:14] Some people are genetically more susceptible to the effects of glyphosate.
[26:33] What is the relationship between glyphosate and sulphur?
[27:17] We desperately need sun exposure.
[29:50] Glyphosate can not be washed off of produce because it is embedded in the proteins of the plants.
[31:03] It is very difficult to reduce glyphosate exposure without committing to buy organic.
[32:43] Sri Lanka banned glyphosate after it became obvious that it had killed many young agricultural workers. It will be a miracle if the U.S.A. ever bans it.
[34:28] We can test for glyphosate in our bodies with urine samples.
[35:16] Can we detox glyphosate out of our tissues?
[37:51] How can we take action to remedy the problems we have created with glyphosate use?
[42:16] Health is feeling good.
[43:08] Dr. Seneff’s morning routine includes doing a Sudoku puzzle.
[44:48] Dr. Seneff reads research papers constantly.
[45:18] Dr. Seneff loves taking walks in the woods and playing with her grandchildren.
[45:50] Creativity is born in all of us, but the educational system tries to beat it out of us.
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Today I sat down with Adele Tevlin of Adele Wellness. Adele is a weight loss coach, cognitive behavioral therapist, and holistic nutritionist. She offers a really unique program and approach to helping people lose weight. Although we did talk about how to lose weight effectively (because it is something that we are both asked about frequently in our practices), our conversation really revolved around body image, how we optimize our energy, and thought patterns that contribute to a weight problem in the first place. We both look at weight issues not as being caused by overconsumption of calories, but by a desperate desire for dopamine. This means that weight management, body management, and getting to your ideal place all begins in your brain.
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[2:37] Adele helps people recognize the thoughts that get in the way of what they really want.
[4:20] Why do people overeat?
[4:56] Food addiction is very similar to other addictions.
[6:40] Some people may be more prone to food addiction because they crave more dopamine than other people.
[7:40] Commitment and readiness are crucial when attempting to change eating behaviors.
[9:06] Sometimes it takes experiencing significant pain related to your situation to truly be ready to commit to change.
[11:00] Adele teaches her clients to reframe trigger situations.
[12:42] A person’s family of origin can be a common challenge in their weight loss goals.
[14:08] Adele helps her clients structure plans for coping with triggers at family gatherings.
[15:08] Make conscious decisions, and don’t feel guilty about them.
[15:29] Your mind is very good at executing patterns, but it also has great capacity for change.
[19:03] Let people know about your healthy lifestyle change.
[19:36] Adele is a fan of the Paleo Diet and intermittent fasting.
[21:52] Women need a lot more carbohydrates than they think.
[25:32] An entrepreneur’s ability to find loopholes can sometimes be a disservice when it comes to diet.
[26:03] How can you break a yo-yo dieting cycle?
[27:17] It can be more difficult to lose weight as a vegan.
[29:34] How can people find their optimal body image?
[31:25] A person’s true “why” is never the first thing they tell you.
[33:52] Sometimes a person’s initial, shallow reason for motivation will lead them to their deeper “why.”
[35:25] As a parent, it is important not to present food as “good” and “bad.”
[39:01] Health is being mindful and balanced.
[42:59] Adele goes to the gym every morning.
[43:18] Right now Adele is reading Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think. by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler.
[43:45] Adele’s hot beverage of choice is an Americano.
[43:57] Adele hangs out with her one-year-old son for fun.
[44:26] Entrepreneurs are both born and made.
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Today I’m speaking with Dr. Bradley Bush. Dr. Bush is a naturopathic physician practicing in Minnesota. In his practice he focuses on adrenal health, sleep and Lyme disease. Today we had the opportunity to talk about these factors in a really particular context. We talked about optimal neuro-endocrine balance for entrepreneurs. We talked about the reason that the digestive system is the root of everything to do with a person’s health, and we also looked at why it is that you can’t sleep. Until my personal coughing fit interrupted the discussion, we were also dipping into the epidemic of Lyme disease. This episode is jampacked, it is speaking specifically to entrepreneurs and go-getters, and you’re going to get a lot out of it.
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[2:50] Inflammation can be the cause of depression.
[4:25] Some people will be more susceptible to problems based on predisposition.
[7:07] How did Dr. Bush decide to become an ND?
[9:10] Adrenal fatigue is a wearing down of the functionality of the adrenal gland.
[11:43] Could you have adrenal fatigue?
[16:40] What is the best test to assess adrenal health?
[18:59] Gut health is crucial to adrenal function.
[21:58] If you find relief using an antidepressant, that can be a key clue to how you can feel better naturally.
[24:43] How can you protect yourself from developing adrenal fatigue?
[28:34] Poor sleep is an epidemic.
[30:46] Sleep issues are often deep rooted and require some detective work to address.
[32:37] Don’t use your screen devices at night.
[34:03] Honor your body’s needs.
[35:13] What is Lyme disease and why is it such a big issue?
[38:41] Health is the ability to accomplish everything that you want.
[40:08] What is Dr. Bush’s morning routine?
[40:56] Dr. Bush blends coconut cream into his coffee.
[41:16] Dr. Bush enjoys running, swimming and gardening.
[41:22] Entrepreneurism can be inherent or learned.
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Today I sat down with Susan Hobson. Susan is a high performance coach working with elite business leaders, entrepreneurs and athletes. As you will soon hear, she has a remarkable ability to tap into the brain and leverage it to our advantage. This interview is full of actionable strategies to help you recognize patterns that are no longer serving your mission, and immediate steps to help you achieve your true potential. One cool thing about Susan is that no one can escape her incredible ability to perceive their state. If you are ready to go to the next level, she’ll call you on it and take you there. Conversely, if you’ve been hiding in your own head and making things up as to why you can’t move forward, she’s going to find that for you as well. This is an incredibly applicable interview, you are absolutely going to love it.
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[2:58] Susan used to be a professional women’s hockey player, and she believes that plays into her ability to read people.
[5:32] Even high performers hit brick walls, and experience health crises. Susan experienced that firsthand in college, and decided to pursue coaching after a coach turned everything around for her.
[8:51] How can a coach help someone go from a state of self-sabotage to a state of high achievement?
[10:17] You can’t be vague about the change that you want.
[12:36] Extrinsic motivation is not sustainable.
[15:17] Where is the balance between gratitude and ambition?
[20:42] How does Susan instill successful patterns into her daughter’s life?
[24:09] Susan utilizes a technique called NLP which is basically the art and science of influence.
[26:03] What is a quick exercise that a high achiever can use when they feel like they have plateaued?
[28:24] An expectation of perfection can be a big roadblock for many people.
[34:31] When setting goals, it’s important to think about how we want to feel rather than some material thing that we want.
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[38:43] How you start your day (your morning routine) is a big predictor of how the day will go.
[41:27] Susan is a big fan of Tony Robbins and his books.
[42:28] Susan likes to drink green tea with maca.
[43:21] Susan uses play and fun strategically.
[44:16] Susan believes she was born an entrepreneur, but she believes people can be trained to be entrepreneurs as well.
[44:46] Entrepreneurs are willing to take risks.
[47:27] Susan is offering 50% off of a Deep Dive Assessment to Entrepology listeners.
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