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 [...]
By now you’ve probably heard that gluten can be harmful, but do you know why? For many people, avoiding gluten has become a cultural as well as a dietary choice. Gluten allergies and sensitivities are on the rise and we hear about this everywhere. Although the gluten-free lifestyle appeals to roughly 30 percent of U.S. adults, it seems like gluten is often misunderstood. I want to get to the bottom of this so I invited Dr. Tom O’Bryan, a highly esteemed clinician who specializes in Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, to join me on the set of the Urban Monk TV show to talk about it.
As it turns out, there is a need for us to be concerned [...]
Exercise leads to a healthier lifestyle, and the American Heart Association recommends we exercise at least 150 minutes a week to experience health benefits. But some of us don’t have the time or motivation. But don’t fret – we’ve found you five easy exercises for improved health.
(Note: If you haven’t exercised for some time or have health problems, make sure to check with your doctor before trying them.)
Pilates. Pilates is a type of exercise that strengthens your core, abs and lower back. Other benefits include improved posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates conditions the whole body, which enables you to further enjoy activities and sports, and prevent injury. [...]
So, you’re going greener and more natural – you’re eating organic, riding your bike to work and investing in some hemp clothing. You are on your way… well, except for the fact that you have a makeup drawer full of not-so-green cosmetics, never mind your bathroom cabinet stacked with lotions and creams with labels that might as well be in a foreign language.
But, you really do love your makeup and skin care products. Must you give them up? If you want to live a healthier life, the answer is yes. Mainstream cosmetics and skin care lines are often full of chemicals that not only penetrate through your skin, but also make their way down through our drainage systems and into [...]