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Download | Open In New Window In this episode I interview Chris Corrales, founder of MedicinEvolution and Gravity Meridians systems about his recent formation of the Gravity Meridians system of assessment models for bodywork and healing practitioners. Chris is a certified practitioner of Structural Integration, a classically trained Homeopath, and BJJ Practitioner. Join us while […]

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Download | Open In New Window In this episode I interview Isaac Osborne, Advanced Practitioner of Structural Integration, LMT, and creator and founder of imaging software Body Align Pro and inventor of the Sqr Shot device holder about his practice and his recent experience as an attendee and exhibitor at the 4th Fascial Research Congress in […]

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Download | Open In New Window   In this episode I interview Kevin Lucas, BCSI, LMT, about his many Structural Integration endevours- his school, teaching, his work with dogs, Healthy Paws Therapy, his work with athletes at Gonzaga University and elsewhere, and his innovative program for self care, Relief Through Rolling. A brief bio: Kevin […]

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#48 Does RockTape Really Work?

September 1, 2015

Download | Open in New Window Tons of athletes are using RockTape and KT tape these days- it looks great but what its all about? According to RockTape, there are three types of taping- for slightly different applications. Pain Taping- to reduce pain. A subset of this is drainage taping for swollen areas to facilitate […]

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Download | Open In New Window In this episode, I discuss and dissect the recent trending story about Esther Gokhale and her work with back pain- specifically comparing modern, first world, anatomy of the spine (she terms the “S- Shaped Spine) and the “J- Shaped Spine found in very old anatomy books in addition to […]

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Download | Open In New Window Drugs that gobble up vitamins- in this episode, I discuss common pharma drugs that people are taking and the nutritional deficiencies that they drive. I also talk a bit about how to address the deficiencies and natural alternatives to the pharma drugs. Download the pdf checklist HERE

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Download | Open In New Window In this episode, I discuss the following: Edema and spider veins what they mean and what to do about them. 1)Edema is a swelling (usually in the lower extremities) resulting from poor circulation caused by a variety of factors (sitting, poor diet, nutrient deficiency, injury, etc) It is a […]

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Download | Open In New Window In this episode I interview Rich Roll vegan ultra endurance athlete (bio below) about the benefits of a plant based diet, Rich’s tips for training and race fueling and recovery using whole, real foods, easy ways to incorporate more plant based food into one’s diet, and, the easy, inexpensive and stress-free […]

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Download | Open In New Window In this episode I explore and answer the age old questions that many seekers ponder- What most people don’t know about core strength and do incorrectly- this is related to the next topic… What is postural imbalance, why its important, and how to determine and resolve your postural imbalances […]

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Open New Window | Download In today’s episode, I discuss a recent case study of a person who put in enormous time, effort, and money into her healing process only to see it flounder after a few years. The foundation of healing processes is as follows: Eat the right foods for your body (foods, supplements, etc, […]

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#41 14 Super Critical Functions Of Your Most Important Organ

March 26, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download In this podcast, I discuss 14 super critical functions of arguably your most important organ (as if there is such a thing) and how to not only improve but supercharge your health, functionality and physical and mental performance. I speak about the single best way to improve the functionality of this […]

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Endurance Guide Live Q & A Webinar Replay

March 19, 2015 Articles

In this webinar, I answer Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Endurance Athletes Guide To Holistic Healing And Recovery, along with questions that folks who couldn’t attend sent in ahead of time and live questions posted during the webinar. Additionally, I also offered a special gift to attendees at the end of the webinar. If you […]

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#40 Katy Bowman – Are You Living In A Human Zoo?

March 12, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download In this episode, I interview Katy Bowman, Biomechanist, about her latest book Move Your DNA. Katy and I talk about the effects of “living in a human zoo”, how to stop using exercise like vitamins, why sleeping surfaces matter, and how to determine an appropriate “movement diet” for your body. We […]

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Episode #39 Natural Healing Manifesto Part II (The 5 Pillars)

March 5, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download Part II of a two part series on the 5 essentials to holistic healing and how they work synergistically to produce a result greater than the sum of the parts. Download the guide for free here: Download The Guide

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Episode #38 An Interview With Jason Lewis – Human Powered World Adventurer

March 3, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download In this episode, I interview Jason Lewis, Author and the first person to circumnavigate the globe by human power. We discuss topics ranging from his ocean crossings, cycling through Europe, rollerblading through America, and Pedaling through the Pacific.   “Arguably, the most remarkable adventurer in the world today.”       […]

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Episode #37 Are Supplements Bogus and The 5 Pillars of Healthy Athletic Success

February 26, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download In today’s episode, I discuss two specific topics: On Feb 2, 2015 the NY Atty General Accused major retailers like Walgreens, GNC, Target, and Walmart of selling a number of store brand dietary supplements that were fraudulent and in many cases contained ingredients not listed on the labels. He demanded that […]

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Episode #36 Can Meditation Practice Improve The Health and Athletic Performance of Your Entire Family?

February 19, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download In today’s episode, I discuss the various scientific studies that quantify the positive effects of a regular meditation practice. Remember meditation helps to balance out the nervous system response- in study speak, it induces the Relaxation Response (RR). In my own language, it down regulates the stress response (sympathetic nervous system […]

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Episode #35 Is Mindfulness Bogus New Age “Science”?

February 17, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download Mindfulness is often described in terms of meditation protocols and in a somewhat mystical way. That is a misnomer perpetuated by folks in the media who would rather relabel meditation by calling it something different. Mindfulness is not meditation. The mindfulness I am going to talk about today is actually a […]

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Is GERD, Reflux, or Hiatal Hernia the REAL Problem?

February 13, 2015 Articles

Download | Open In New Window In this episode I discuss how to tell if you have GERD, Reflux or Hiatal Hernia GERD has become somewhat of a catch all these days- but the real problem may, in fact, be Hiatal Hernia- a condition where your diaphragm becomes strained and the stomach or esophagus becomes […]

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Episode #33 Do You Have The Symptoms Of A Hidden Digestive Problem?

February 5, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download In this episode I discuss the rampant, undiagnosed, malnutrition that permeates our society and some of the common ailments that people perceive as “normal” but that are actually red flags for poor digestion, poor diet, and malnutrition. These symptoms are usually the result of years, decades even, of malnutrition- the body’s […]

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Episode #32 What Is Fascial Fitness And Why Is It Imperative To Your Performance?

February 3, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download   Episode #32 Show Notes: In this episode I interview PJ O’Clair, Owner of ClubXcel and of Northeast Pilates- In this episode I speak with PJ about the emerging field of Fascial Fitness, what it is, why its imperative that any serious athlete incorporate it into their program and the logistics […]

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What Is The Fascial Organ And How Does It Affect Your Performance?

January 29, 2015 Articles

Download | Open In New Window Show Notes: In this episode I interview Myofascial Specialist, David Lesondak about the mysterious organ of structure called fascia and its relation to human performance. This is a must listen to interview for athletes: David talks about integrating fourth pillar into any, three pillar, sports science training program, for […]

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Episode #30 Interview with Gray Graham- Author of Pottengers Prophecy

January 23, 2015 Articles

Download | Open In New Window Show Notes: In this episode I interview Gray Graham, Author of Pottengers Prophecy about the emerging understanding of the epigenetic effects of food, proper food quality, nutrition and physical degeneration and how to provide your body with the deep nutrition that it is yearning for- to improve your mental […]

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Episode #29 Enzymes – Do You Have Enough?

January 20, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download Now Show Notes: “Discovered in the late 1930’s- 80 initially identified- today we have discovered over 5,000 different enzymes. Enzymes are complex proteins that act as catalysts in almost every biochemical process that takes place in the body. Their activity is dependent on the presence of adequate vitamins and minerals, […]

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Episode #28 A Brief Primer On Minerals And Where To Find Them In Food

January 15, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download Show Notes: • Minerals are just as important as vitamins to the proper function of the human body. • There are 7 Macro minerals (major minerals) and at least 27 trace minerals (30 total) currently recognized as critical to human functionality. • An insufficient supply of any one of these 30 minerals […]

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Episode #27 The Roll Model With Jill Miller

January 12, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download Show Notes: In this episode I interview Jill Miller, founder of Yoga Tune Up , Coregeus, and The Roll Model, about her new book: “The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body.” Here’s a brief bio: Jill Miller is the co-founder of […]

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Episode #26 A Brief Primer On Vitamins And Where To Find Them in Food

January 8, 2015 Articles

Open New Window | Download Show Notes: Vitamins were discovered in the early 1900s’ and began the era of modern interest in diet and nutrition. Early chemists found that certain “unknown substances” in foods were essential to life. Vitamins such as vitamin D and B were necessary to prevent diseases such as rickets, beriberi, and pellagra […]

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Episode #25 Scrambled Brains… For Breakfast?!

December 31, 2014 Articles

Download | Open in a new window Show Notes: In this episode I discuss the health benefits of organ meats like brains, liver, kidney, heart, and similar foods. Organ meats (from pastured animals- not from conventionally grown animals) are exquisitely nutrient dense- they pack a powerful punch of minerals, fat soluble vitamins, protein, enzymes and […]

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Episode #24 The Mysterious Power of Qi Gong and Nei Gong with Bob Metzler

December 24, 2014 Articles

Download | Open In New Window Show Notes: In this episode of the Structural Performance Podcast, I interview Bob Metzler, Long time Iyengar Yoga teacher, Chinese martial artist, and Certified Foundation Training instructor. Bob and I discuss the various aspects of both yoga and the internal martial arts and their applications for both athletes as […]

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Episode #23 Breathing Right For Improved Sleep, Health, And Energy

December 21, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download In this episode, I explore a little noticed topic of breathing efficiency and its effect on overall brain function, health, and physical performance. Although there are various ways to improve cellular energy production and explosive peak energy production, the untapped element in this equation is structural impediments to actually getting air into your lungs. […]

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Episode #22 They Key To Happy Living With Corey Beasley

December 16, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download In today’s episode, I interview Corey Beasley- Co-Owner of Innovative Results – Orange County’s Best Indoor Playground Corey has been a coach for over 16 years. He has studied extensively in holistic nutrition, corrective exercise, performance training and  works with a variety of clients, including corporate executives, combat athletes, Olympic/collegiate wrestlers, professional […]

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Episode #21 Does Eating Cooked Food Doom You And Your Future Generations To Poor Health?

December 11, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download   Control Food Group A) Raw meat, viscera, bones, raw milk, cod liver oil (run of the pen cats) Experimental Diet Foods) a. Raw Meat b. Cooked Meat c. Raw Milk d. Pasteurized Milk e. Evaporated Milk f. Sweetened Condensed Milk Once assigned, the animals food group was held constant. Two […]

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Episode #20 How To Naturally Improve Your Vision And Throw Your Glasses In The Trash

December 6, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download In episode #20, I discuss the possible causes of myopia (nearsightedness) and one method for improvement. Myopia can be genetic (inherited) but expression is enhanced by epigenetic (environmental and lifestyle) factors. Additionally, Myopia can be non genetic but induced by epigenetic (environmental and lifestyle factors) Epigenetic factors include close work such […]

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Episode #19 Can Google Glass Make You An Endurance Beast?

December 4, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download In episode #19, I discuss the possibility that the using a device such as Google Glass to display subliminal visual cues during endurance exercise can improve your mental and physical performance. In two recent studies by Dr. Samuele Marcora Director of Research at the University of Kent School of Sport and […]

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Episode #18 Are You Eating Your Way To Insomnia?

December 1, 2014 Articles

Open in new window | Download Show Notes: In episode #18, I discuss the possibility that the foods you are eating are disrupting your gut biome, thereby driving patterns of insomnia. Additionally, I explore the how the common use of stimulants and other common foods disrupt the stability of your blood sugar, hormones, and sleep. […]

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Episode #17 Does Body Symmetry Predict Your Health, Emotional, And Performance Potential?

November 25, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download Now   In today’s podcast I explore the effects of body symmetry on athletic performance, health, and emotion. Are you stuck with what you were born with? What stressors can drive assymetrical body development How you can change your body symmetry and thereby your athletic efficiency and performance. Structural Integration drives […]

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Episode #16 Does Bad Posture Make You Slow, Tired, And Fat?

November 21, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download Show Notes: Head forward posture is at epidemic levels due to laptop, tablet and smartphone use. Sitting for more than a few minutes at a time results in slouching, and, over time, vertical postural misalignment. Postural misalignment literally takes more energy to do day to day tasks- less efficient- an […]

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Episode #15 Should I Eat Breakfast Or Should I Skip It?

November 18, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download Today’s question of the week: I’ve heard of this idea called “intermittent fasting”. Should you skip breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Good question. The easiest way is to skip breakfast. But not if you’re hungry. This may take a bit of getting used to if you are habituated to eating in the […]

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Episode #14 Does Drinking Coffee Make You Fat?

November 4, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download In this episode, I address the age old question: Does drinking coffee make you fat? Many factors: Black coffee vs coffee with cream “manufactured drinks” better known as “sugar delivery systems”(coffee “drinks”) “Research” Caffeine and coffee: their influence on metabolic rate and substrate utilization in normal weight and obese individuals. […]

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Episode #13 Are you breathing correctly?

October 27, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download In this episode I interview Chris Corrales- Owner of Medicinevolution in Dublin, CA. Chris is a lifetime martial artist, Practitioner of Structural Integration, Certified Homeopath. A powerful natural healer spiritual deep thinker, Chris discusses how he cured himself of severe asthma and the insights he had along the way that have […]

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Episode #12 Are you breaking these “off season rules”?

October 21, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download In this episode I am joined by my wife, the lovely Christabel Tabbada, LAc., An acupuncturist and herbalist by trade, Christabel is a former collegiate (volleyball, crew) and lifetime athlete. She practices in a Sports Medicine clinic in Costa Mesa-with additional specialties in Pediatrics, Womens Health, and Fertility. Christabel and I […]

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Episode # 11 What The Heck Is A Human Cashew?

October 14, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download In this episode I interview Aaron Guyett, owner of Innovative-Results – a functional fitness center located in Costa Mesa, CA. Aaron’s Bio: http://www.innovative-results.com/aaron-guyett-personal-trainer-and-co-owner-of-innovative-results-gym-in-orange-county/ Aaron and I discuss some of the fundamental structural, postural, and strength challenges that everyday people face- the same ones faced by athletes and especially endurance athletes. We […]

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Episode #10 Is endurance exercise destroying your teeth? Does coffee make you pee your bones out? What is estrogen dominance and why is it important? Are burpees the perfect endurance exercise? Muscle cramping at night/day/during exercise.

October 7, 2014 Articles

Open New Window | Download   1) Is Endurance Exercise destroying your teeth? Blog linking to different chronological studies showing that endurance athletes have greater tooth decay- linked primarily to exercise: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/is-exercise-bad-for-your-teeth/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 Pre Study blog: http://www.atrailrunnersblog.com/2009/02/decaying-teeth-of-endurance-athletes.html   2) Does Coffee make you pee your bones out? Here’s how the pH of Coffee measures out: pH 5 […]

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Episode #9 How To Recover Like A Beast

September 30, 2014 Articles

Open Podcast in New Window | Download Question from a listener: My ankles and feet swell up after a hard training session/race and I get hip and low back pain. What can I do to recover better before the next workout? Injury/Exercise recovery are similar and also a bit different. Depends on the type of […]

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Episode #8 What is muscle testing and is it bogus? What kinds of things can be assessed using muscle testing? How to tell if your liver is congested. How to tell if you are at risk for stroke. How can you resolve IT band syndrome? Is there a cure for dandruff? What causes dandruff?

September 23, 2014 Articles

Open in new window | Download Podcast Here Show notes SP Podcast #8 What is muscle testing and is it bogus? A very effective assessment method used by practitioners to get a more complete picture of the imbalances present in clients/patients. Simple way of communicating with the body Assess the nervous system and apply challenges selectively […]

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Episode #7 How to tell if scars are getting in the way of your healing process, The little known way to unleash your body’s healing potential, How to tell if hidden food sensitivities are driving disease in your body, Are beets the best food for boosting endurance?

September 17, 2014 Articles

Download Podcast Here Show Notes How to tell if scars are getting in the way of your healing process Healing is slowed Many methods have “failed” to heal the injury/sickness You’ve done “all of the right things” and still your body can’t seem to get better Progress in healing is unusually slow. You have visible […]

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Episode #6 Cure for athletes foot, How to build blood oxygen capacity,What fingernail moons represent, Libido boosting foods, What is adrenal fatigue?

September 9, 2014 Articles

; Click to download the podcast Show notes: Athletes foot cure What is athletes foot? – 1) fungus 2) Autoimmune response to stress/food If fungus- use antifungal cream (toxic and only work temporarily) Better solution is to use Herbal Detox Bath and/or Whole Skin Ointment first If not fungus and autoimmune then changing diet- removing […]

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Episode #5 Are These Common Swimming Errors Slowing You Down?

August 19, 2014 Articles

In this episode, I interview Coach Stephanie Havelka of The Surge Method of Swimming (https://www.facebook.com/surgeswimmethod) to uncover some of the most common fundamental errors and missing elements of water skills, swimming form and mindset that hold age group and elite level swimmers and triathletes back from performing to their potential. Most swimmers and coaches focus […]

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