All posts by David Gottfried

Episode 36 Dr. Pedram Shojai

Daily life for most of us is chaotic. Emails, text, cell phones have only made it worse, creating few boundaries for quiet time.

Time itself is one of the scarcest of commodities. And personal health for many is lacking.

How do we catch ourselves and push the reset button? It requires the patience, skills, and discipline of a monk.

Enter Dr. Pedram Shojai, OMD. He’s an extremely rare combination of East meets West: trained as an ordained priest from the lineage of the Golden Dragon Temple, movie producer, bestselling author, podcast host, qigong and herbalist master, doctor of oriental medicine and founder of Well.org.

I’m thrilled for you to meet my good friend and colleague Dr. Pedram Shojai in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Join me in learning about Pedram’s newest book, The Urban Monk, where we’ll hear about modern hacks to stop time, find success, happiness, and peace!

To adding more monk to our urban lives!

David Gottfried

Episode 35 Dr. Mark Manary

What’s a life of passion, purpose, and mission? And how do you create a lasting legacy?

This is tied to defining a life well lived.

These are three essentials that occupy my mind late at night and when I push my ego and desire to provide for my family and our future aside.

On my death bed, I’ll probably be reflecting upon and cherishing the love of my family and dog. Then I’ll ruminate about the work I’ve accomplished and measure its impact. I’ll wonder if my life made a difference and planted seeds for change after I’m gone.

Dr. Mark Manary has dedicated his life to rescuing malnourished kids from death. For the past two decades, he’s helped invent a solution to healing impoverished children at the most critical developmental stage of their lives. It’s called RUTF – Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods.

Could you imagine helping save 1 million lives? Well, that’s what Dr. Manary has helped achieve. It’s unbelievable to fathom his contribution and his story inspires us to reach higher.

I’m thrilled for you to meet Dr. Mark Manary in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Join me in learning about the organization he founded called Project Peanut Butter. You’ll be inspired, as I was, by his unprecedented contribution and humility. Dr. Manary has much to teach us about how to be of service, give back and push ego aside for the greater good.

To saving lives together!

David

Episode 34 Jason Pearson

Shopping is fun and purchasing is part of our everyday lives. For major corporations, it’s big business, both on the purchasing and supply sides.

However, if we add up the overall environmental and health impacts of what we buy, it’s monumental. If we’re going to turn the Earth towards more sustainable, it’s imperative that we focus our lens on purchasing. Big companies have entire purchasing departments and some of them are now shifting how they analyze and track purchasing decisions. If they shift their purchasing to embrace attributes of energy and materials efficiency and health impact, huge environmental and economic gains can be achieved and risks lessened.

Since 2013, a new nonprofit organization has been organizing and growing to provide guidance in the field of purchasing. It’s called the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council [SPLC] and many of its members include some of the largest companies in the world.

I’m excited for you to meet Jason Pearson, the President of the SPLC in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Join me in learning about the SPLC’s organizational history, its new purchasing benchmark, and other best practices. A huge part of our Regen360 show is revealing the steps that organizations take to not only start-up but how they grow and sustain for the long haul. We exist to help triple-bottom-line organizations to learn from each other as they form and endure.

To lessening the environmental impact of our purchasing decisions!

David

Episode 33 Izabella Wentz

Are you often cold or have body temperature swings? Do you experience fatigue? Is brain fog or forgetfulness part of your day? Is your gut stable? Allergies?

Many of us struggle with physical challenges and consider it just part of daily life. And for some, the symptoms become chronic, making it hard to live fully. Over 135 million Americans suffer from chronic disease.

Hashimoto’s is the fastest growing autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. It hits about one in five women affecting more than 35 million Americans.

Treatment of autoimmune symptoms requires a different approach than conventional medicine. Just taking a pill doesn’t address the root cause.

Pharmacist Dr. Izabella Wentz was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at age 27. It led to mono and Epstein-Barr virus in college, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, hair loss and carpal tunnel making life unbearable. Conventional synthetic hormone prescriptions were ineffective. She made it her life’s work to not only turn around her own health but help thousands of others. Her recent book, Hashimoto’s Protocol, was a recent #1 New York Times bestseller.

I’m excited for you to meet Dr. Wentz in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Join me in learning the symptoms of Hashimoto’s and about her unique protocol for reversing thyroid symptoms and autoimmune damage. Many of us have autoimmune issues beyond just the thyroid and a functional medicine approach can help us heal. I’ve been following a similar protocol for the past few years and find it has helped me immensely to regain my youth and climb mountains. It addresses our liver, adrenals, and gut. Healing protocols treat through nutrition, and stress and toxin reduction.

To healing our immune systems!

David

Episode 32 Rob Bernard

Have you ever thought about how we could leverage the internet and IT capabilities to boost health? If you think of new opportunities like sensor technology, DNA sequencing, and the nearly unlimited data crunching capabilities of computers, our future has the potential to be much healthier.

The question is how to harness IT best and as fast as possible. I know that with my own body, I’m now able to test and track so many data points: blood sugar, sleep, ketones, pulse, 100 cycling data points including power output, cadence, TSB [training stress balance], plus my DNA and beyond.

Rob Bernard gets to think about these issues and actually do something about them at the highest of levels and with the largest of IT platforms. He’s the Chief Environmental Strategist for Microsoft. Some of his early efforts focussed on getting the company to net zero energy including their enormous data centers and hundreds of buildings. He also wants to inspire 110,000 employees to become stewards of the planet.

I’m excited for you to meet Rob Bernard in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Join me in learning how Rob is working to encourage and support Microsoft and their thousands of partners to embrace sustainability. When you talk to Rob, his eyes sparkle and you can see his fast brain performing extensive calculations and simulations of the infinite opportunities. He’s passionate about using his ingenuity and position to create a better world.

To regenerating our planet!

David

Episode 31 Rob Bennett

“Just, resilient and sustainable neighborhoods are imperative for environmental, social and economic health. Yet business, as usual, is a brick and mortar linear machine that doesn’t embrace the totality of urban life,” according to Rob Bennett a recognized leader in the sustainable cities movement.

Our cities have significant economic displacement and marginalization, resulting in health disparities and environmental degradation.

I’m excited for you to meet Rob Bennett in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Rob is the Founder and CEO of EcoDistricts. He has more than 20 years of experience shaping municipal sustainable development projects and policy and considers himself a civic entrepreneur. Rob served as the City of Portland’s Executive Director of its Sustainability Institute.

It’s imperative that we not only better understand the relative vibrancy of our neighborhoods, but help to make them prosper on a triple-bottom-line basis. But where do we start? EcoDistricts is providing the blueprint and inspiration.

Please join me in learning about EcoDistricts and their new framework for collaboration and integration of the whole neighborhood in my Regen360 podcast interview with Rob Bennett.

-David

PS: The mission of my Regen360 podcast show is to find active solutions that ignite progress and inspire transformation. Learn about how to evaluate and build your neighborhood into a flourishing ecodistrict. And if you’re digging my podcasts, please leave a review comment in iTunes and send me a note. I’d love to get your feedback.

Episode 30 Dr. Daniel Amen

There are many facets of personal health, from diet and exercise, to blood sugar and heart strength. But one could argue that our brain health is paramount. Without a sound mind, we aren’t living whole. And this is one of our greatest fears! Yet, few of us know how to measure and improve our brain health.

When I took Dr. Daniel Amen’s Brain Fit Score, I was shocked to learn that I only scored 70 out of 100. And apparently, for better or worse, I have a brain type 9. Perhaps my low score was due to a concussion I had at age 12 when flying off an old race horse, or 10 years of tackle football compounded by those snowboarding backwards falls that seem to almost give me blackouts.

I obsess about my personal health data, measuring fasting blood sugar, blood ketones, sleep details, weight and resting heart rate each morning. I analyze the graphic fluctuations the way a Wall Street analyst studies stocks. My WKO4 Training Peaks cycling app has more measurements than we use to track climate change.

But what about my brain? I figure that a good diet, lots of rigorous HIIT workouts and my daily eight hours is enough. Perhaps you’re like me and take your most precious commodity for granted. Well, it’s time for us to WAKE UP and stop leaving brain health to autopilot.

I’m excited for you to meet Dr. Daniel Amen in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Join me in learning how to score and improve the health of our brains. Dr. Amen is the founder & CEO of Amen Clinics with over 25 years of operations, including more than 115,000 brain scans from 111 countries. He’s a trained psychiatrist and ten time New York Times bestselling author of 30 books, including Change your Brain, Change your Life.

To improving our brains!

David Gottfried
Host: Regen360 Podcast Show
Author: Explosion Green

PS: The mission of my Regen360 podcast show is to find active solutions that ignite progress and inspire transformation. Listen in and learn about how to improve your brain health with Dr. Daniel Amen. And if you’re digging my podcasts, please leave a review comment in iTunes and send me a note.

Episode 29 Dr. Srini Pillay

How we think is of the utmost. Yet we’re still in the infancy of learning about how our minds work.

Have you noticed that many of your best breakthroughs come when you’re not focusing on problem-solving and checking off boxes on your to-do list? Perhaps this occurred in the shower, or a slow hike in nature or while cooking or gardening. For me, I think I make more money from my bike riding than working at my desk.

I’m guilty of hyperfocus, tending towards OCD when I’m on the trail of completing an important task, solving a problem or incubating a new invention. Sometimes I wake up after obsessively walking or running down that path for a period of time and wonder where I’ve been. To my surprise that period of time can be an hour or two, but sometimes even a year or decade. Too much focus can not only blind us, but it also can take us astray from utilizing the broader talents and character of our full personalities and traits.

Dr. Srini Pillay, in his new book, Tinker Dabble Doodle Try [Unlock the power of the unfocused mind], dares us to tap into our ingenuity and brilliance. He shows us how to boost our creativity, master multitasking, getting unstuck and getting to greatness. It’s all in our minds but needs to be harnessed.

I’m excited for you to meet Dr. Srini Pillay in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Our conversation is engaging, and flowing as we learn how our brains can boost productivity as we entertain allowing the unfocused to enter our daily lives.  He writes, “In truth, focus in isolation will actually work against you and disempower you.” Dr. Pillay has one of the most intriguing minds and personalities in my life, and I’m sure you’ll benefit from his erudition. He’s a Harvard trained psychiatrist and professor and an advisor to leading global organizations.

To opening up our minds to full potential!

David Gottfried