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Episode 44 Joel Makower

How we define a life well lived? It helps to interview someone who’s been at it for four decades and found their sweet spot for contribution and joy.

In this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show we hear from Joel Makower, the Chairman and Executive Editor of GreenBiz Group. They’re the producer of the VERGE conference and also GreenBiz forums and the State of Green Business report. Joel is a journalist by training and loves the convergence of sustainability with technology and innovation.

We discuss some of Joel’s insight into green business successes and his thoughts on the future, as well as reflecting on his active career and legacy.

To the greening of business!

David

Episode 39 John Mandyck

More than ever we need organizations to step up their environmental commitments and stewardship. This requires extensive goal setting, research, improvement and measurement, and verification. Though some believe environmental performance hurts business, many are finding it can actually boost the profitability, stock performance, and brand.

I remember when we founded the U.S. Green Building Council and our LEED Green Building Rating System back in the early 90s, some of our board members only wanted us to work with activist NGOs and avoid large corporations at our table. They were leery of the heavy hand of business and that they’d try to control our nascent non-profit and extinguish our lofty goals.

Well, thankfully we didn’t adhere to that call and remained open to both sides to join us. One of the world’s biggest corporations actually turned out to support us the most of almost any other. United Technologies [known as UTC] not only contributed Rick Fedrizzi, our founding Chairman, and long-term CEO but provided decades of voluntary assistance, financial contributions, and advancement of our professionalism and credibility into the marketplace.

Today’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show features an interview with UTC’s Chief Sustainability Officer, John Mandyck. John also chairs the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, which I founded in 2002. John and I spent interesting times together as we worked to help foster the formation and growth of the China, Russia and India Green Building Councils.

In our conversation, John informs us about UTC’s significant emphasis on the importance and benefit of adopting a deep sustainability program. UTC is not only a global leader in aerospace, food refrigeration, and commercial buildings but also environmental ingenuity and performance. We learn about UTC’s sponsorship of a fascinating indoor air quality research project with Harvard University and John’s book Food Foolish.

To corporations stepping it up to helping us sustain and prosper!

David Gottfried

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 25 Nick Polizzi

The first time I watched the documentary Sacred Science, I was flabbergasted. I just couldn’t fathom that someone, i.e. producer Nick Polizzi, would make such a film. “Why in the world would he take those sick people into the Amazon rainforest for a month? Who would do that?” I remarked to my wife Sara afterward.

Nick Polizzi is a rare documentary filmmaker. His mission is to learn and teach us about medicinal plant science and hidden secrets. Sacred Science was a blockbuster. Not only is it a highly artful and entertaining, it’s inciteful of the potential of the 44,000 Amazonian plants that can potentially heal us. And yet only about 1% have been studied.

Traditional medicine has much to learn from medicine men of the Amazon. They’ve been studying and passing down knowledge for centuries.

I’m excited to introduce you to filmmaker Nick Polizzi in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. He’s funny, charming, witty and insightful. Afterall, who arranges for eight ailing patients to go down and into the jungle to heal in isolated huts under the care of Peru’s indigenous medicine men? Click above and listen in now.

Here’s to healing in natural ways,
D

Episode 22 Dale Bredesen

How do you want to age? Most of us fear living out our years in a nursing home as we drool away with an absent mind.

According to my wife Dr. Sara in her new book Younger, the number of people 65 and older that get alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple and that our risk doubles every five years. By age 85 our risk hits fifty percent!

Most of us know someone who has experienced this disease. They lose their memory, language, problem solving and cognitive capabilities.

This week’s Regen360 podcast show features a global expert in treating alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Dale Bredesen practices at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and is a UCLA professor of medicine specializing in neurology. His research and trials give us great hope that alzheimer’s can be reversed through an intensive functional medicine protocol over three to six months.

Dr. Bredesen points out that if we envision a roof with 36 leaking holes and a drug that patches just one hole, we still have a leaky roof. So we need to treat the totality of holes to stop the condition. The key, as always, is to address the multiple root-causes.

Tune in now…

To living younger,
David