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Rohini Bajekal is a nutritionist and lifestyle medicine practitioner based out of London U.K,  and co-author of a wonderful book- "Living PCOS Free".Having experienced PCOS first hand in her personal health journey, she sat down with me on the podcast to unpack several intriguing and stigmatized topics surrounding multiple chronic conditions.This episode serves as a primer for anyone with the inclination to "listen, ponder and change" aka, tweak their diet and lifestyle habits for healthier, vibrant living.As Rohini phrases it beautifully, "it's all about what more one can include, rather than  what to take away" - a win-win, and an uplifting shift in one's well-being journey.Of the several things I learned from this chat, here are some highlights so you know what to  expect -* Rohini's story with her health & how she stabilized it* Cooking nutrient dense foods easily* Getting enough protein from plant based foods* Swaps for commonly enjoyed food items* Legume consumption to prevent chronic ailments* Role of fiber, warding off insulin resistance* Chronic ailments, hormonal conditions* Getting creative with food, meal prep ideas* Teen issues, acne, PCOS, eating choices* 8 step plan to live PCOS Free* Eating meaningful, role of movement/exercise* Rohini's 21 day meal & lifestyle plan from her book with  Dr.Nitu Bajekal*  Vitamins, minerals- an in-depth look* Sample 3 day meal ideasRecipe : https://www.hammersmithbooks.co.uk/2022/04/25/author-qa-rohini-bajekal-co-author-of-living-pcos-free/Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or any podcast source/or my website.DISCLAIMER: This episode is not intended to be medical advice nor is it a substitute for medical advice. Please consult  your doctor for individual case by case needs.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Enjoy PIOR Living products Enjoy PIOR Living products at a 20% discount and free shipping on orders over $75Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
My guest Emily Reed is an Ayurvedic health counsellor, senior yoga and meditation teacher, life coach and energy worker - to describe the multifaceted persona surrounding her expertise.In this wonderful conversation with me, Emily delves deep into her journey that transformed her life, bringing her immense well-being; and now being able to offer that to others. Overcoming health issues, or putting the brakes on progression from habits to health conditions, is what this episode is about. It's for anyone and everyone, wanting to lead life vibrantly. So many women wrestle with menstrual issues, hormone related conditions like PCOS and such. Emily offers a fascinating perspective on what to focus on, to regain the much needed balance or homeostasis.Here are some discussion areas from this chat-* Emily's journey and how she found the answers to her insomnia and other issues* Five elements in nature and how a combination of these impact us* "Sukha" and "Dukha" (Well-being or discomfort/disease state) * Why discomfort is "NOT the real you"* Perfectionist mindset leading to conditions*Vata dosha and nervous system; Pitta dosha and transformations* Need for positive framework of mind for well-being* Women's health - Periods, Menopause, PCOS* Hormonal conditions* Essential elements to live in rhythm* Significance of digestive intelligence "Agni" and preserving it* Digestive health and immune health* Overuse of senses, screen use, do's and don'ts* Masculine, feminine energies* Essential tips for modern livingand more ....Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or any podcast source/or my website.DISCLAIMER: This episode is not intended to be medical advice nor is it a substitute for medical advice. Please consult  your doctor for individual case by case needs.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEEnjoy PIOR Living products Enjoy PIOR Living products at a 20% discount and free shipping on orders over $75Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
"Time Innovative teacher" Rachna Nath was recognized by the magazine as part of its 2022 List of Innovative teachers - an accolade conferred on stand out teachers who improve the learning experience for kids, or solve a problem faced by schools.With plethora of awards to her credit, my guest Rachna is also a - NASA Solar System Ambassador- National Geographic Educator- Grant writer, Fullbright Scholar- Innovator, EntrepreneurThis inspiring educator's work is serving a two fold purpose - creating high school innovators, grant writers and more; also in the process, elevating what teachers could do just like she has carved a niche for herself.In this delightful dialogue, Rachna and I talk about - Her journey with Science, Tech, Engineering and Math areas- Each of the hats she adorns from NASA Solar System Ambassador to a company co-founder herself, and everything else in between..- Research opportunities for high schoolers, career pathways- STEA(Art)M and girls, boys - how they get involved- Bringing the best out of students who seem uninterested, yet are full of potential- How she found her true purpose as a teacher- Why is scientific enquiry significant and how to bring it into the curriculum- How she helps kids patent their ideas- Grant writing as a segue to innovation- Role of support system around a student and helping them thrive- Rachna as an innovator and co-founder of Oxi Blast- Non STEM oriented students working with Rachna and their role in creation- Bioscience and all her other areas of teaching and work with students- DRIPBL, her trademark methodology and her students' patented work& more.... Fyi Season 1, Episode 40 - Rachna Nath's daughter Diya Nath on #OxiBlast,  leading a healthier life.Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or any podcast source/or my website.Click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcast hosting service ; it fetches you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, helps support  our show.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEEnjoy PIOR Living products Enjoy PIOR Living products at a 20% discount and free shipping on orders over $75Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
My guest Selina Van Orden is a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner, who has talked in the British parliament and European Parliament on integrating Ayurveda into the western system and living.I found it very appropriate that she come on the show to talk about adapting an Ayurvedic lifestyle in the Western World, or for that matter in other parts of the world. Getting better health outcomes is the most vital role for anyone in life; more so, preventing diseases before they manifest into stages that become perplexing.In this conversation, Selina and I focus on the following major areas -* Different stages of conditions per Ayurveda* Stages of discomfort before a condition becomes a disease* Being in tune with current and birth conditions* Different elements and their make up - air, fire, earth , recognized as Doshas by Ayurveda* What ghee is - based on ancient texts of Ayurveda* Medicated ghee for certain conditions* Gritha or ghee as it relates to certain conditions* Dairy or lactose intolerance and ghee* Digestive fire - Agni and its importance* Ghee and Omega 3* Role of cold beverages and fat deposits* Aging and role of ghee in combating aging* Adaptogenic quality of ghee* Immunity and conditions manifesting; how Ayurveda deals  with it* Role of Chyawanprash and how it helps immunity* Selina's daily routine - as an example for life in the Western world and incorporating healthy practices* Eating based on one's needs, systemic cleanseand much more .....Tune in today to benefit from this conversation.Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or the podcast website.Selina Van Orden may be reached via her website https://atyourbest.one and she answers questions on https://piorliving.com/ask-selinaInstagram -  _atyourbest to be able to follow Selina on social media.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Also, click this Buzzsprout link to gBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Enjoy PIOR Living products Enjoy PIOR Living products at a 20% discount and free shipping on orders over $75Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
This conversation with Debbie Reber, founder of Tilt Parenting focuses on helping and embracing kids for who they are, and being inclusive in our approach. Debbie is a parenting activist, speaker, author and the host of her podcast "Tilt Parenting".Following aspects are very noteworthy -1. Neurodiversity proposes that variation in brain functioning within the human population is normal.2.A boxed approach and categorization is something we need to walk away from when it comes to raising our children. 3.Being inclusive of those who think and express themselves or communicate in a way that is non neurotypical, is not to be stigmatized.Did you know more than one fifth of children in the world are considered neurologically atypical ? Or what my guest Debbie Reber prefers to call "differently wired" ?The gift these children bring to this world and how we can embrace them, help them adapt and belong to a conventional environment forms the basis for this conversation.Here are some highlights from this enchanting dialogue :* Why do we get tied to a boxed approach in society and how best can we address this* Achievement culture, peer pressure on kids* Anger and frustration and reasons these get stirred, addressing the same* Societal demands on kids, stigmatized approach* Neurotypical or Neurodiverse and seeing abilities vs differences* Debbie's story raising her son Asher and her overcoming challenges as a parent* Psychology lessons for educators, kids or approach that can help mitigate response to children* Grassroots level approach to education system to help break barriers* Helping kids channel their energy fruitfully* Helping parents feel confident raising children who are twice as gifted* Debbie's book, her 18 "tilts", Ted talk and resources* Takeaways, showing up for our kids, creating a safe world for kids to thriveand much more...Tune in today to benefit from this conversation and spread the word! Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or on any major podcast source.Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Also, click this Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
In this two part conversation on Heart Health and chronic conditions, I sat down with an expert physician, book author, septuagenarian athlete on the show. Our guest Dr.Akil Taher, recovered from a heart bypass surgery himself and has transformed his state of health to one of vibrant and robust living by tweaking his diet and lifestyle practices.Part one  on this show (Season 2, Episode #22) focuses on everything about heart conditions, genetics, epigenetics when it comes to chronic conditions, dietary habits and lifestyle changes.In this episode , Dr.Taher and I go in depth and he offers further insights on symptom manifestations in men and women, need for restorative sleep and much more. Here are some  nitty gritties from this chat -- Whole food plant based diet- Junk eating versus eating real food- Keeping it delicious while staying healthy- Dr.Taher's sample meal ideas in his daily routine- Eating according to circadian rhythm- Longevity, living healthy- Telomeres and DNA impact based on diet- Role of Vitamin D as it relates to conditions- Importance of sleep, stages of sleep and restorative sleep- Men, women and symptom manifestations in heart conditions- Blue zones and lifestyle- Smoking, drinking and impact on heart health- Pillars of lifestyle medicine and significance of body movement - Need for an integrative approach, nutritionand much more ....Please be sure to tune in to Part 1(Season 2, Episode #22) of this conversation on this podcast to get Dr.Taher's wholesome perspective on this topic.Tune in today to benefit from this conversation and spread the word! Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or on any major podcast source.Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Dr.Taher's book,  all  resources and contact information may be found via his website https://www.akiltaher.comDr.Taher's book Open Heart may be purchased on Amazon and other sources. Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcasting hosting service with Buzzsprout.Following the above link  let's Buzzsprout know we sent you, gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show.You can also support this show otherwise by using support the show link at thSupport the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Staying heart healthy is becoming more and more significant in this fast paced modern day scenario.Given this paramount need to focus on heart health, I sat down with an expert physician, book author, septuagenarian athlete on the show. Our guest Dr.Akil Taher recovered from a heart bypass surgery himself, and has transformed his state of health to one of vibrant & robust living by tweaking his diet and lifestyle practices.Dr.Taher and I discuss the following aspects in this enlightening conversation:- Role of success in an individual's life and how this breeds ignorance and arrogance- Chronic conditions versus conditions needing immediate attention- Dr.Taher's own journey with heart health- "Man made conditions" versus genetics- Role of lifestyle in reversing diseases that are chronic- How epigenetics can transform body's response to DNA- Lifestyle implications on health- How heart health is influenced by cultural habits/diets and across cultures- Why heart health is compromised a lot in South Asian population- Susceptibility to heart conditions in the above cohort- Saturated fats, sugars and connection to oil in our lives- Impact of illnesses on mental health- Spirituality, meditation and benefits- Exercise, cardio protective exercising parameters- HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and what they mean and ideal levelsand much more ....Please be sure to tune in to Part 2 of this conversation on this podcast to get Dr.Taher's wholesome perspective on this topic.Tune in today to benefit from this conversation and spread the word! Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or on any major podcast source.Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Dr.Taher's book,  all  resources and contact information may be found via his website https://www.akiltaher.comAlso, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcasting hosting service with Buzzsprout.Following the abovBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
This episode is a very insightful conversation with renowned Ob-Gyn and book author Dr.Nitu Bajekal. She has written a wonderful book "Living PCOS free", co-authoring it with her daughter and nutritionist Rohini Bajekal. To anyone looking to manage PCOS or to get answers to puzzling aspects of women's health, this episode is for you!Dr.Bajekal has been practicing for over 35 years & has helped several women find answers to  commonly faced gynecological issues. Her book is full of evidence based information to address the stigma associated with a woman's menstrual cycle, PCOS, or in general hormonal health.In this delightful chat with her, I was able to uncover several intriguing aspects pertaining to women's health.Here are some focus areas from this conversation:About PCOS and the how, why of itPCOS & the hormonal connectionSymptoms that would warrant care & seek medical helpRotterdam criteria, periods as fifth vital signInsulin resistance and PCOS - does one cause pre disposition to anotherSocial stigma & breaking the barriersReproductive, metabolic and psychological symptoms, including body image issuesMental health & PCOSGenes vs lifestyleMen & PCOS.Premature Ovarian Insufficiency.Lifestyle medicine for managing PCOS.Pill and PCOS; weight management, residual bleeding.Gut health , role of fiber.Intermittent fasting, & any possible impact on hormones.Soya and impact 21 day program, all about the book and much more ....Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or on any major podcast source.Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.DISCLAIMER: THIS EPISODE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR IN PERSON MEDICAL ADVICE. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FOR CASE TO CASE NEEDS.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Our guest in this episode is Glen Merzer, who is a playwright, screenwriter, and author/co-author of multiple books. He wrote for network television for many years before stumbling into a career writing books that advocate the plant-exclusive diet.Glen's book "Food is Climate" explains the capacity we humans have to heal our planet and bring good reasoning to the climate debate.It's an engaging dialogue on how we can preserve planet earth from all the deterioration and stop climate erosion by making wise food choices.In this episode, host Vai and Glen focus on the following aspects -- Glen's journey from a standup comic to authoring multiple books.- Need to take ownership of one's health and how best  one can do it.- Importance of nutrition.- How culture impacts eating practices and in turn, well-being.- Stopping climate erosion.- Ways in which climate emergency affects human civilization.- Why is being vegan important for the planet?- Plastic contamination in the ocean.- Need for a grassroots movement and why.- Plant based eating, benefits, its role in warding off inflammation.and much more….Tune in today to benefit from this conversation and spread the word! Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or on any major podcast source.Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Follow the podcast instagram @freshleafforever for all things relating to the podcast and twitter @freshleafforev1 to provide feedback. Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcasting hosting service with Buzzsprout.Following the above link  let's Buzzsprout know we sent you, gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show.You can also support this show otherwise by using support the show link at the bottom. Fresh leaf forever podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Host Vai Kumar.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
My guest Chef AJ has been on a plant exclusive diet for over 43 years. A chef, culinary instructor, and professional speaker, she is the author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from an obese junk-food vegan to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body.  Her latest bestselling book The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss:  A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry has received glowing endorsement by many luminaries in the plant-based movement.In this episode we focus on :Chef AJ’s weight loss  journey, health journey before, and how these translated into her professional journey. Impact of junk foods though one remains a vegan. Reason people gain weight.Conquering cravings, food addictions.Need to approach  one’s weight loss journey meticulously. Crash diets and negative impact. Feeding right so as not to go malnourished in one’s weight loss process.Eating right, yet not being hungry.Steps involved in weight loss & Chef AJ’s 7 C’s to success.Common frustrations that occur and overcoming them.Importance of nutrient dense foods and consuming calories that way versus junk calories.Role of eating real foods, Whole Foods, plant based vs processed foods.Eating plant based and keeping it delicious.Simple substitutes for meat eatersand much more….Tune in today to benefit from this conversation and spread the word! Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or on any major podcast source.Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Chef AJ may be contacted via her website www.chefaj.comFollow the podcast instagram @freshleafforever for all things relating to the podcast and twitter @freshleafforev1 to provide feedback. Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcasting hosting service with Buzzsprout.Following the above link  let's Buzzsprout know we sent Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Our guest Gigi Mortimer is the founder of EyeJust, a blue light blocking screen protector product that helps users adopt a healthier approach to technology.  In this conversation, Gigi and host Vai talk about the impact of blue light from screens, detrimental effects and how her company is making a difference in a virtual world.  Some focus aspects from this conversation include:How Gigi decided to create EyeJust screen protectors and the story behind it.Her background in the fashion accessories market and how that translated into creation of this product.Sudy from Harvard and how blue light triggers our brains; suppresses melatonin and changes circadian rhythm.HEV -high energy visible rays embedded technology and its role in filtering blue light.Gigi's role as a Member of Women in Science at Rockefeller university;  scientific research, the time lag when compared to rapid technological advancement.Healthier approach to tech and the need for it.Harmful effects of blue light and it’s impact on sleep, eyes and even skin.Symptoms of overexposure and need to guard oneself against blue light.Benefits from blue light blocking and where EyeJust comes in.Surviving and thriving in the digital world, covid and virtual global scenario.Sleep score study results; EyeJust vs competition.EyeJust as a screen protector vs blue light blocking glasses.Need to limit EMF exposure.Impact and success stories, need for every techie to guard themselves.Road ahead for EyeJust and product compatibility.Need for young entrepreneurs on taking the lead and being creative.Corporate vs Entrepreneurial; how can one overcome fear of failing?and much more....Tune in today to benefit from this conversation and spread the word! Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or on any major podcast source.Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Follow the podcast instagram @freshleafforever for all things relating to the podcast and twitter @freshleafforev1 to provide feedback. Also, click this Buzzsprout Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Dr.Jarrod Spencer is a clinical psychologist who's passionate about improving the emotional health of athletes and business leaders. He is the author of the famous book "Mind of the Athlete    Clearer Mind,Better Performance".In this episode, host Vai and Dr.Spencer focus on Mental Health as it relates to employee well-being and businesses, AND his other area of expertise;  working with athletes.Discussion focus areas include:* Crucial factors impacting business performance in the present day context* Overcoming these roadblocks* Role of anxiety, fear of the unknown* Developing resiliency, confidence and how significant these are in present day scenario* Strength psychology methods of Dr.Spencer for businesses and employees to feel at their best and perform* Focus areas for business leaders as it relates to mental health* Ensuring trust and building confidence in an era of Great Resignation* Role of sleep, impact on health and performance* Cultural shift as it relates to better Mental Health and performance* Empathetic leadership and significance* Dr.Spencer's main area of expertise working with athletes and his book "Mind of the Athlete"* Building positivity and improving athletic performance* Sports culture and Mental Health* Aspects often ignored* Dr.Spencer's journey as an IFit doc and its impact on people's livesTune in today to benefit from this conversation and spread the word! Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or on any major podcast source.Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Follow the podcast instagram @freshleafforever for all things relating to the podcast and twitter @freshleafforev1 to provide feedback. Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcasting hosting service with Buzzsprout.Following the above link  let's Buzzsprout know we sent you, gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show.You can also support this show otherwise by using support the show link at the bottom. Fresh leaf forever podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Combining food that we put on our plate and planning meals lot of times seems to be a mystery.Our guest Divya Alter, who owns the famous Manhattan restaurant Divya's kitchen, and co-founder of Bhagavat Life, an Ayurvedic culinary school, talks about aspects of food combining in this episode.Vai and Divya discuss how best one can do this across different cuisines of the world. Here are some areas we focus on, in this wonderful dialogue -Divya’s introduction to Shaka Vansıya Ayurveda, her journey and what it isMixing and matching ingredients the correct way to create delicious meals in any cuisineEating based on seasons, geography and crucial factorsExamples of good food combinations and common mistakes Cultures and eating habits and role of habitual, routine eating practicesRole of spices(across the world) in ensuring digestive compatibilityAutoimmune conditions and eatingImpact of bad eating practices on healthEasy ways to resolve and achieve food compatibilityBody types and feeding according to one's needsCreating meals ideal for everyone in the familyReasons why cooking fresh and eating warm meals is necessaryAbout Divya's book "What to Eat for How You Feel : The New Ayurvedic Kitchen" and her upcoming book release "Joy of Balance  An Ayurvedic Guide to Cooking with Healing Ingredients"Her upcoming Master Class on everything relating to cooking healthy and feeling one's bestDivya's website (http://www.divyas.com) and information on workshops, classesFollow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or wherever you source podcasts from. Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcasting hosting service with Buzzsprout.Following the above link  let's Buzzsprout know we sent you, gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show.You can also support this show otherwise by using support the show link at the bottom. Fresh leaf forever podcast comeBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Linda Sparrowe, our guest, is a coach, developmental editor, collaborator and ghostwriter.This episode is about how Yoga and mindfulness inform her unique approach to the writing process. She shares how her clients are able to incorporate this into their journey as a book writer and make it very authentic, bringing out their unique voice and message.Linda and host Vai talk about the following in this delightful conversation :Linda’s journey as a writer, how it evolved and how it shaped into what it is today.Brainstorming and refining ideas while writing a book.Our guest as an author of books on Yoga and her writing approach.How Yoga and Mindfulness helped  hone Linda's writing skills and how she's able to impart that to people  she works with.Her talks on Body image, women’s health, anxiety, depression and intertwining with yoga.Mindful approach to client's writing and how it translates to their message coming out more effectively.Overcoming foggy mind etc, flow of thought, refining thought process, presenting a different angle or viewpoint as an author.Yoga and mindfulness contributing to an author’s success.This approach and how it relates to any write up(articles, blog posts and such).Role of mentors and book coaches like Linda in honing the rhythm , style of writing.Different genres, cutting out the external noise and achieving focus.Linda's “Your voice, Your Story, Your Book” online course and all about it.Aspects to focus on in a book proposal.Being a ghostwriter; what it is and what kind of a flavor one can impart as a ghostwriter.Manuscript writing. polishing.Tips for listeners to bring their unique voice, message, out in a book or inspiration for them to come out with their storyLinda Sparrowe's  may be reached  via her website  www.lindasparrowe.com with questions or client projects.Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or anywhere you can source podcasts from. Podcast Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow host Vai on Instagram for interesting digital media content and  and follow her on twitter as well.Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own poBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
This episode is with our guest Paige Roberts who  is currently assisting athletes all over the world ranging from youth, teen, NCAA, USA National Athletes, MMA, NFL, MLB, NHL and weekend warriors in reaching their full sports and life performance potential! Paige uses  Performance Neuro training to provide sports injury intensive recovery sessions, and sports and life performance coaching. Having been a collegiate athlete herself, this discussion is highly engaging and relatable to every current athlete and aspiring athletes, to harness tools that can help in their journey. Vai and Paige talk about the following in this  very meaningful, eye opening and insightful episode: (Check Chapter listing of this episode  for specific discussion areas and start times)Paige Roberts' journey in sports psychology and neuro science further to being an NCAA athletePerformance wellness and her roles as athlete, trainer, coach, social workerAthletes, support system around athletesInjuries in athletes and why they tend to manifest more and moreSignificance of psychological side as it relates to performancePhysical vs mentalQuality over quantityRecovery methods and protocols Nutrition, mind and body and techniquesBrain Spotting, light therapy and Audio Visual Entrainment techniquesBreaking the stigma and bringing the much needed focus to mental health of athletesSigns of deterioration in athletes and contributing factors like sleep etc.Sports culture in locker rooms, support system Inner circle of athletes - coaches, training staff, parents - their role in ensuring well being of athletesRole of empathy for coaches and support staff in thisTips for athletes to focus on and  feel better everydayPaige's  docu- series on this and other work related info, contact informationFollow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or wherever you source podcasts from. Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcasting hosting service with Buzzsprout.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Our guest Jenna Banks is a social entrepreneur, public speaker, author, host of The Jenna Banks Show video series, real-estate investor, and self-love advocate focused on women’s empowerment and gender equality.This conversation with Jenna comes out on the day her book “I Love Me More: How To Find Happiness and Success Through Self-Love” is scheduled to release , commemorating Interational Woman’s Day.Having survived a traumatic upbringing, Jenna was able to thrive in the business world, despite the fact that her educational background was only a high school equivalency diploma.In this highly engaging episode, Jenna and host Vai cover aspects crucial to every human being, especially women, to build self esteem and worthiness to be successful in every walk of life.Here are some highlights from the episode:- What self love is and what are some ways we sabotage self love.- What makes women sacrifice the importance of their own self or think it's selfish to do so.- Jenna's story and how it relates to one's need to practically emphasize on this to be able to look after their well-being or put themselves first.- Do women only tend to do this or is this across the board & unisex.- Ideal stage in life that one should start developing this aspect of "valuing themselves".(Men, women, children)- Self love as a vitamin, role of how we treat ourselves being significant.- Trusting intuition, need to not look for external approval.- Role of imposter syndrome as it relates to one ignoring their worthiness.- Importance of tuning into one's energy & power to build self esteem & be successful.- Navigating workplace scenarios, personal finances.- Handling relationships-how to do it best as mom, caregiver; yet not compromising.- Realising your inner potential - "Inner Worthiness Goddess" as Jenna terms it in her bookand much more .....Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or anywhere you can source podcasts from. Podcast Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Follow the podcast instagram @freshleafforever for all things relating to the podcast and twittBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Ayurveda is the ancient science of Indian medicine and everything we do in life is treated as components of mind, body being in harmony. Our guest Nidhi Pandya comes from a family of Ayurvedic practitioners and she shares her expertise on how one can do everyday basics right to be able to lead a robust, invigorating life.Host Vai and Nidhi talk about the following aspects in this enlightening conversation-Initiation into Ayurveda for NidhiWhat Gunas, Doshas  are and how it relates to Prakruthi(birth) and Vikruthi(current status or present times of an individual)Ways an  Ayurvedic practitioner could evaluate an individual to understand their body type and health.Aspects that are crucial for healthy living for an individual.Role of hydration, digestion and the importance of digestive fire and building it.Warm vs cold food intake and benefits.Microwave, refrigeration, freezing and impact on nutrition.Tips on keeping meals simple, yet nutritious and fresh, in a fast paced world.Snacking - what is ideal and what are some ways to control cravings and the need to be mindful.Role of body, mind and integration in achieving health.Exercising, role of emotions - fear, anger, overthinking and how they play into one's well-being.Raw foods vs cooked foods, what is ideal and why.Role of honey as a sweetener and ideal ways to use honey; why honey is not to be used with hot beverages and substitutes.Healthy start to day, alkalinity.Best fats to consume.Meal ideas and what our guest does to stay on course during her day.Building alkalinity and Nidhi's take on it.Importance of sleep and how it can help rejuvenate an individual.Ayurveda and athletes.Achieving homeostasis and  general tips to maintain a healthy body and mind.And much more....Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or wherever you source podcasts from. Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Spread the good word about it to friends and family.Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcastiBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Our guest Nicole Meier is the author of three critically acclaimed women's fiction novels. In this episode, Nicole and I talk about the aspects one needs to focus on to be able to write their first book in their genre of choice.Episode focuses on:How it all began for Nicole as a book author and book coachPatterns to observe in an individual for any story to come out , genres.Types of genres and fiction vs non fiction.Catching a reader's attention and capitalizing on it.Developing a narrative.Role of research, timeline and accountability.Nicole's 3 books and  passion for fiction as a genre.What if someone gets stuck? Areas where a book coach can help.Finding an editor, publisher -how do you go about all this?Steps involved in writing to publishingPurpose, goals, end result.Visibility to top publishing houses.Tying it all together and coming out with the book.Typical coaching session and Nicole's role in polishing someone’s concept.Importance of trust, encouragement, motivation and support system.Role of editors and publishersCriticism, doubts and risk takingBeing authentic for a very natural messaging and delivery.Mistakes that happen during writing, overcoming them.Creativity and being focused, motivated and turning it all into something fruitfulAspects like cover design, forming a launch team and marketingSelf publishing, hybrid publishing.Contact info - https://www.nicolemeierauthor.comFollow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or app of choice or the website .Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and on twitter as well.Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcasting hosting service with Buzzsprout.Following the above link  let's Buzzsprout know we sent you, gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show.  You can also avail promotional offers from Instacart by shopping their website.Scroll below to read about the promotion.Please support this show  by using support the show link at the bottom. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Neha Gupta is the CEO and Founder of College Shortcuts and she, along with her team help students find their dream fit as far as college applications/admission.She is a Ted-x speaker, three time best selling book author.In this episode, Neha and host Vai talk about:* Neha's initiation into the stream of college admissions counseling as a career* Achievement culture and self discovery* A student's path to college admissions - when to start the process and how to go about it* College tours and other factors involved* Testing and application requirements* Test optional, test blind, test flexible requirements* College essays and resume building as well as supporting documents* Choosing a major and its importance* Course rigor, AP, IB, in person vs virtual classes* Admissions angle and decisions* Early action, early decision, regular decision and implications* Private, public universities, Ivy League, scholarship opportunities* Neha's role in the community and giving back, her books and contact infoFollow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or app of choice or the website .Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and on twitter as well.Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcasting hosting service with Buzzsprout.Following the above link  let's Buzzsprout know we sent you, gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show.  You can also avail promotional offers from Instacart by shopping their website.Scroll below to read about the promotion.Please support this show  by using support the show link at the bottom.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
Our guest Dr.Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman is a board certified homeopathic and naturopathic physician, practicing for over 35 years. Along with her husband Dr.Robert Ullman, she has co-authored several books on homeopathy including the best selling "Ritalin-free kids" and "Homeopathic Self Care: the quick and easy guide for the Whole family". She has written another best selling book "Whole woman homeopathy".In this episode, Dr.Reichenberg-Ullman and I discuss about :What is homeopathy and what is the underlying principle behind it.Who founded homeopathy and where this is mostly practiced."Law of similars" and whether it mimics anything conventional medicine does.Her journey and how it all began for her in homeopathy.Who can benefit  from homeopathy, how a patient is treated and about history taking.Whether there are side effects to homeopathic medications.Getting certified in homeopathy.Acute illness care, chronic illness care.Homeopathy for humans, pets, plant life.Common remedies, basic kit, self practice and whether it is safe to do at home.Importance of understanding physical, emotional, mental side .The Sensation method used by Dr.Reichenberg-UllmanOver the counter homeopathic medications and is it safe to use them.Taking homeopathy along with conventional medicines.Her books, practice, contact info.Dr.Judyth Reichenberg's website is https://www.healthyhomeopathy.com .DISCLAIMER: This episode is not a substitute for in person or one or one consultations with a homeopath or a doctor for any illness and this is not to be construed as direct medical advice. Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple , Amazon or wherever you source podcasts from. Fresh leaf forever  website has all the episodes for anyone to enjoy.Follow me on Instagram for interesting digital media content and all that I do and follow me on twitter as well.Also, click this Buzzsprout link to get started with your own podcasting hosting service with Buzzsprout. Follow link to Instacart to avail promotional offers from them.Following the above link  let's BuzzsBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFollow host Vai on Instagram , twitter for interesting digital media & daily life topics. Head to my website for enlightening blogs & content.This podcast comes to you from Listen Ponder Change LLC, founded by Vai Kumar.Every support the show contribution is much appreciated !!
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