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Been Giving your Gut Special Attention Lately? Read On…

Those in quarantine for the last several months have been wrestling.

Wrestling with their mental health, physical health, spiritual, and emotional health.

And anyone who has tried to tackle all of them at once probably started right where they should have: the gut. The gut’s trillions of microbes are responsible for so

The Most Common Heavy Metal Toxins in Our Blood

Think, for a moment, about questionnaires you fill out at your doctor’s office… Are you now or have you ever been a smoker? Do you live in a house built before 1978? How often do you experience anxiety or depression?  These questions may appear unrelated to one another… but in

Can Art Therapy Help You If You’re Not an Artist?

Artists make up less than 2% of the workforce. And because of the framework through which we view “careers”, that percentage makes sense.  To be considered part of the workforce as an artist, you must make your living by art. In the Western world, “being an artist” doesn’t make a

Why Mental Health Days Are Critical and Necessary – Love, Science

On October 10, 1992, an important tradition became a part of the fabric of America’s collective consciousness.

The World Federation of Mental Health began celebrating Mental Health Day.

In the past nearly 30 years since Mental Health Day was launched, much has changed.

In 1996, a law was passed forcing insurance companies to


Diet and Nutrition



Swapping Sugar with Dr Gina Nick

Meet Dr Gina Dr. Gina Nick is a world-renowned Naturopathic Physician, Researcher, and Formulator based in Newport Beach, California. With a dedication to holistic wellness, she’s known for her expertise in treating a wide range of health concerns, from autoimmune diseases to addiction recovery, anxiety, and more. After graduation from

Menopause Awareness Month with Dr Kavita Desai

About Dr. Kavita Desai, Pharm. D., Revivele Founder.  As an accomplished hospital-based pharmacist and the founder of the women’s health platform Revivele, Dr. Kavita Desai, Pharm. D. spent 13 years as a clinical pharmacist before pivoting to focus on preventative women’s healthcare. She established Revivele with a mission to fill the

Mental health with Alex Howard

About Alex Howard.  Alex Howard is Founder & Chairman of The Optimum Health Clinic (OHC), one of the world’s leading integrative medicine clinics.  With a team of 25 full time practitioners supporting thousands of patients in 50+ countries, the OHC team integrates a therapeutic coaching approach with functional nutrition. Alex is

Could Bringing Back Victory Gardens Pull Your Family Through Covid-19?



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Physical Signs You’re Emotionally Overwhelmed

The health industry in the Western world is one of the strongest profit machines ever invented. Thanks to Nixon’s 1973 Health Maintenance Organization act, doctors, health insurance companies, clinics, and hospitals could begin to function for profit… And the diagnosis game was never the same.  Privatizing pharmaceuticals meant that emphasis

Habits to Amplify Your Dwindling Energy

If you’re like most stable, 9 in the morning til 5 in the evening, two hour daily commute Americans, the word “habit” is probably used most in terms of something you’d like to quit. Smoking… drinking… eating junk food…  For those forward-thinking progressive people intent on self-actualization, you may find

Staying Connected to Yin and Yang with Yoga at Home Pt. 2

Wednesday, we talked about some of the effects of the coronavirus.  Not the medical and political effects – you watch the news. We don’t need to tell you what you already know. But the spiritual, emotional, and mental effects. Especially in terms staying connected to the rhythm wave of our

Replace Glory Gains with these 5 Vital Movements

The internet is saturated with advice on how to manicure your body and finetune it like a microchip — washboard abs, Madonna arms, digestive purges, leg day, chest day, back sculpting, squat thrusts, etc.

In the noise, you may find yourself confused about where to start and what’s important.

The truth is,


Mental health



Getting Better Sleep is the Key to Vitality

Sleep is essentially the Fountain of Youth. You can’t be healthy if you’re not getting it and if you’re really suffering with insomnia, you’re falling apart each week you don’t take steps to fix this issue.

Yeah, it’s that important.

Sleep helps repair neurons in the brain, helps replace dead or failing

Can Getting Up Early Change Your Whole Life?

If you had to guess, out of all the falsehoods and fibs and omissions in the history of the world… What would you say is the greatest lie ever told? Okay, okay, I’ll tell you. For late risers, it’s a no-brainer.  “I’ll get up early and do that.” You see,

Ignoring Your Budget: Worse for your Mental Health than Sleep Loss

Have you ever wondered why it feels so good to cross something off of your list?  There’s a psychological principle, known as the “Zeigarnik effect,” named for its discoveress Bluma Zeigarnik, that comes close to addressing why. You see, we tend to remember things we need to do better than





Compartmentalizing Growth: You and the 100 Day Year

Ask most entrepreneurs the secret to their success, and before they say generational wealth, they’ll likely say “compartmentalization.”

What that means simply is the ability to break down information and tasks into discrete parts. 

For example, “writing

Four Ways to Make Your Money Emotional

If therapy were vital for you to have a healthy retirement forty years from now, would you still do it? Or do you only do it because it gives you an outlet now to metabolize your feelings

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.