Some of us might have images of gold medal athletes as being the ones who trained the hardest and that’s what creates champions, but is there more to being an elite athlete besides physicality? Pedram Shojai welcomes Jeff Spencer who has trained not only athletes, but entrepreneurs and entertainers, on finding their best selves. Becoming a champion is more than just hard work and training; there’s a mental component to be factored. Pedram and Jeff dive into how important this factor is in becoming a champion. What does it take to craft champions? How can we all become champions in our lives even if we’re not competing on an Olympic level?Where is The [...]
Pedram Shojai welcomes guest Nick Polizzi to The Urban Monk. Both are new fathers and while the change to becoming a father wasn’t anything unexpected, the changes and effects in their lives as the result of having a child was beyond anything either of them could have imagined. The two discuss in depths the joys and pains of being a father and how all the advice from their friends could not have prepared them at all for the changes that resulted from having a kid.
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Welcome to the pilot episode of Pedram Shojai’s new podcast, The Urban Monk! You may know him from his other podcast, The Health Bridge, but here Pedram has started another podcast that will focus more on lifestyle rather than health directly. Health Bridge will still continue but another podcast was conceived to allow more of a discussion on a broad range of topics. On this first episode, David Wolfe joined Pedram in studio to discuss the challenges of trying to avoid toxins in the current world we live in. They discuss issues such as indoor air pollution, especially in commercial buildings where thousands of people work. How can you have any control over the air you breathe [...]
Piercing your ears. Wearing uncomfortable high heels. Bearing the torment of a constraining bra. It seems there is no limit to the suffering women will go through in order to look good. Usually though, the level of discomfort caused by fashion choices and beauty rituals are minor annoyances and nothing serious enough to warrant seeking medical attention.
However, in a case study published by the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry in June, a 35-year-old woman’s outfit sent her to the hospital.
The woman spent the day helping a friend move and remained in a squatting position for several hours while she removed items from a cabinet. She was [...]
It is almost the end of summer, which means yet another allergy season for some of us. If you find yourself scrambling to find a remedy, it may be time to look within, deep within, as in your gut.
I just returned from a two-week trip to Asia and avoided Montezuma’s revenge, aka Bali belly, by taking good care of my digestion. Anytime I travel, I know I will introduce a new set of microbes that could interrupt my microbiome. This is why next to my passport, my other travel essential is a bottle of probiotics. During this trip, even after consuming copious amounts of local water, I was fine and I credit it mostly to the millions of good bacteria in my stomach that created [...]