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Why Ranking Stressors Could be a Life-Saver

Stress is a killer – and that’s not a metaphor. It’s not just that too much stress makes us sad, tense, and less able to enjoy the bounty of life available to us. It’s also that it messes with our hormones, our cell function, our glands, our circadian rhythms, and so

Why Amazon Prime is the Kiss of Death for Environmentalism

Most of us (around 100 million, at least) know how much we’re willing to pay for thoughtless convenience — about $120 a year.

That’s what Amazon charges for its Prime service at last count. In case you’ve been untouched by the creepy, instant, and isolating reach of Prime’s witchy

The Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen for 2020

Even holistic health advocates can barely keep up with health food news. And for good reason – those waters can get really murky.  Is avocado still a superfood if we’ve stopped talking about it, and started talking goji berries? If your neighborhood doesn’t have an acai bowl joint, is your

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Diet and Nutrition

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Wellness

Navigating the Maze of Nutritional Choices with Kristin Kirkpatrick

Meet Kristin Kirkpatrick Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, MS, author of Skinny Liver and upcoming book, Regenerative Health Kristin Kirkpatrick is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award-winning Dietitian. She is the President of KAK, Consulting, LLC, a dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Dept of Department of Wellness & Preventive

The Power of Functional Medicine: A Deep Dive with Dr. Jeff Bland

Meet Dr. Jeff Bland Dr. Jeffrey Bland, World-Renowned Nutritional Medicine Expert , “father of Functional Medicine”, and founder of Big Bold Health, a company on a mission to transform the way people think about one of nature’s greatest innovations — the immune system. Through Big Bold Health, Jeffrey is advocating

Biohacking for Longevity: A Conversation with Dave Asprey

Meet Dave Asprey Dave Asprey is an award-winning entrepreneur and tech innovator known around the world as, “The Father of Biohacking.” He’s a multi-New York Times and national bestselling author of Game Changers, Head Strong, The Bulletproof Diet, and Smarter Not Harder, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, and the host

Exploring the Power of Mind and Technology with Dr Patrick Porter

Meet Dr Patrick Porter Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and speaker. With 20 years of experience operating the largest self-help franchise in the world, he has become a highly sought-after expert within the personal improvement industry, having sold over 3 million of his self-help

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

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Gut Health​

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Fitness

Introduce a Few Tantric Principles Into Your Relationship

Tantra isn’t about sex – yes, you read that right. It can include sex, and the sex you have may be tantric… but the ideology itself is so much deeper and wider.  In Sanskrit, tantra means “web” or “to weave energy.” Tantra is about connection and fusion before it’s about

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

Caveman Skills Just as Relevant Now as Then

The more we’ve moved humanity indoors, automated our skills away, and gotten our experience of the world filtered and sent to us through screens…

The more we’ve lost touch with some of the vital skills cavemen and prehistoric men learned in order to survive.

We’re only able to tell an

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Mental health

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Sleep

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

How Can We Increase our Heart Rate Variability?

And why do we want to? In the West, we worry about heart disease. But in ancient belief systems – like Taoism and the tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – they worry about the heart in a different context. In Taoism,  equilibrium is achieved by nurturing the heart-mind – the balance between

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Relationships​

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Finance

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.