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Health coach turned podcaster, Chase interviews industry leaders in fitness nutrition and mindset. Messages to help you live a life EVER FORWARD.

Chase Chewning, MS, ACE CHC

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Ever wondered how the teeming world within our gut impacts everything from our mood to our metabolism? Today, we sit down with microbiome expert Dr. Colleen Cutcliffe, PhD to explore the hidden universe of our gut health. We unravel the complexities of the microbiome, emphasizing the importance of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in metabolizing the food we eat. Colleen shines a light on the common misconceptions about probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics, and why selecting high-quality supplements is crucial for optimal gut health. Together, we investigate the powerful influence of gut health on metabolic control and discuss the surprising connection between our gut and brain through the gut-brain axis.

The journey continues as we delve into the importance of probiotic diversity and the potential of specific strains like Akkermansia muciniphila in regulating our gut lining and metabolism. We challenge the pitfalls of discount health shopping and acknowledge the harsh truth about alcohol's effects on our gut. Reflecting on the evolution of technology, we draw parallels to the necessity of innovation in healthcare and the significant impact our lifestyle choices have on the microbial ecosystems within us.

Colleen and I also share personal stories that underscore the motivations behind prioritizing wellness and the dramatic growth of the microbiome field. From overcoming physical adversity to improving mental well-being, we illustrate the direct connection between our physical gut health and our mental state. Moreover, we touch on the potential of the microbiome in understanding and treating neurological diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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In this episode we discuss...

(00:00) Basic Understanding Gut Health and Microbiome

(13:17) What to Look For When Supplementing; What Works and What is a Waste of Your Money

(16:50) Innovation (or lack thereof) of Gut Health Standards

(24:16) Most Important Microbiome Strains

(34:52) The Connection Between Gut Health and Metabolism

(45:52) Gut Health Impact on Mental Well-Being

(55:43) Gut Connection to Neurological Diseases

(58:59) Ever Forward


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Join me as I welcome the incredible Liz Letchford, transformational artist and founder of Body Church, to this captivating conversation about sensuality, art, and healing. Listen in as Liz unravels her story of embracing the full spectrum of our inner experiences and how our personal narratives shape not just our minds, but our physical bodies. She artfully bridges the gap between the academic understanding of the body's capabilities and the more intuitive, healing aspects of sensation and storytelling, guiding us to uncover the healing potential that lies within our own sensuality.

In our discussion, we delve into the magnetic power of presence and the language our bodies speak through vibration. Liz's insights into how our emotions shape our physiological state are not just thought-provoking but potentially life-changing. From the significance of breathwork to the transformative effects of confronting personal trauma, this episode is a masterclass in emotional awareness and body consciousness.

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In this episode we discuss...

(00:00) Unlocking Sensuality Through Artistic Expression

(05:57) Surrendering for Self-Exploration and Healing

(13:32) Sensual Healing Modalities

(26:57) Emotional Healing Through Body Awareness

(35:26) Processing Trauma by Using Physical Expression

(47:45) Body Language and Presence Power

(59:19) Embracing Your Authentic Expression


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Imagine the power of a simple molecule coursing through your veins, holding the key to longevity, peak performance, and a fortress-like defense against cardiovascular disease. Nobel Laureate Dr. Louis Ignarro returns to unveil the wonders of nitric oxide (NO), a molecule his research helped bring into the health spotlight. With insights into its impact on conditions from diabetes to erectile dysfunction, Dr. Ignarro discusses how NO isn't just a part of our biology—it's a vital protector of it.

This episode isn't just about groundbreaking science; it's a treasure trove of practical advice. We discover the astonishing connection between humming and NO levels and delve into how diet—from the antioxidant-rich Mediterranean diet to the scrutinized carnivore diet—plays a pivotal role in NO production. But it's not all about what you eat; we also cover the effects of nasal breathing techniques and why something as simple as mouth tape could revolutionize the way you sleep.

Lastly, we look to the horizon of medical innovation, where the potential for inhaled nitric oxide therapy shines bright—not just for newborns in distress but for severe COVID-19 cases and beyond. Dr. Ignarro's insights are a testament to the molecule's versatility, with possibilities extending into performance enhancement for athletes and the development of on-demand NO generation devices.

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In this episode we discuss...

(00:00) Understanding Nitric Oxide and Health

(04:42) The Importance of Nitric Oxide

(18:23) Signs of Magnesium Deficiency and Nutrition

(23:58) Debunking Carnivore Diet and Mediterranean Diet

(37:06) Inhaled Nitric Oxide for Respiratory Treatment

(42:01) Inhaled Nitric Oxide for COVID

(48:31) The Role of Nitric Oxide in the Body

(59:13) How to Boost NO Production Through Diet and Breathing

(01:13:05) Benefits of Nitric Oxide and Humming

(01:21:29) Healthy Living for Longevity


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Have you ever paused to consider your relationship with alcohol? Mark McTavish, co-founder of Pulp Culture and 101 Cider, joins us to turn the convention on its head by introducing the practice of mindful drinking. Mark shares his philosophy of "drink better," which invites us to approach alcohol with the same care as our diet—focusing on quality and appreciation over mindless consumption. As we navigate the often misunderstood world of alcoholic beverages, we're encouraged to cultivate a deeper understanding of fermentation, its natural role in developing rich flavors, and how it can positively shift our drinking habits.

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In this episode we discuss...

(00:00) Exploring How to Drink Better

(13:22) The Misleading World of Alcohol Labeling

(22:37) Alcohol in Different Cultures

(31:21) Skin Care and Alcohol Awareness

(36:58) Functional Mushroom Bioavailability and Consumer Awareness

(48:09) The Consumer's Power of Choice in Alcohol

(01:00:21) Longevity, Relationships, and Alcohol Consumption

(01:13:14) Ever Forward


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Join me as I sit down (again!) with the incredible Emily Hayden to navigate the intricacies of self-discovery and personal evolution. In this episode, Emily recounts a recent journey through a tumultuous period, finding solace in practices like cold plunging and jujitsu, which initially served as distractions but ultimately led her to a deeper understanding of her emotions. Emily's story shows us the transformative impact of consistency in daily habits and the stark contrast between making decisions out of fear versus love. Also, her personal anecdotes give us all a unique insight into reshaping belief systems and tackling life's hurdles with newfound clarity.

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In this episode we discuss...

(00:00) Finding Clarity and Purpose

(10:55) Discovering Self-Awareness Through Healthy Habits

(17:48) Overcoming Roadblocks for Your Biggest Breakthrough

(28:46) Are You Acting Out of Fear or Love?

(32:49) The Power of Creativity and Self-Reflection

(38:33) How to Craft Your Unique Creativity

(50:56) Emily's Special Projects and Unexpected Opportunities

(59:57) Ever Forward


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Ever find yourself navigating the maze of modern distractions, longing for a moment of true focus? Christian Madsberg, author of "Look: How to Pay Attention in a Distracted World," joins us to share practical strategies for cultivating the kind of attention that can enrich our lives. Christian introduces us to the concept of panoptic attention - a background focus that's as essential as it is often neglected. As we dissect skills that have become second nature and the cultural nuances that shape them, we uncover the profound impact of our attention's direction on who we become.

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In this episode we discuss...

(00:00) "Improving Focus and Attention in Distraction"

(14:02) Navigating Focus

(26:00) Leading With Observation, Not Opinion

(35:12) Learning From Behaviors to Predict the Future

(40:57) Distractions and Artificial Intelligence's Impact


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I sat down in-studio with Gina Moffa, LCSW, a grief and trauma therapist and author, to explore the tumultuous landscape of grief—a journey that tests the resilience of our nervous system and thrusts us into the survival mode of the 'grief fall.' Gina shares her insights on the physical and emotional upheavals that come with significant loss, from the shock of a terminal diagnosis to the sudden absence left by a loved one's death.

As we peel back the layers of our grief responses, we touch upon the unpredictability of personal reactions, and the complex process of enduring a human wound that fundamentally alters the fabric of our existence. Gina and I also shed light on the societal pressures and myths surrounding grief, such as the notion of a 'normal' timeline for healing. She highlights the often overlooked aspect of grief's individuality, mentioning that the path to resilience is not paved with familiarity but with personal significance. We challenge the expectations placed on those grieving to quickly resume their roles in a productivity-driven world and emphasize the importance of honoring the unique rhythms of our emotional recovery.

Wrapping up, we delve into the ongoing nature of grief and the importance of self-compassion as we navigate its enduring waves. Gina provides comfort and understanding for those who fear regression and reminds us that moments of overwhelming emotion are not setbacks but a natural part of the grieving process. Join us as we discuss the significance of self-care, the courage to face grief's unpredictability, and the recognition that healing is not linear but a continual evolution alongside our losses.

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In this episode we discuss...

(01:00) Navigating the Grief Fall

(16:20) Navigating Loss and How to Develop Grief Resilience

(20:01) How Do You Move Forward After a Loss?

(24:31) The Importance (and reminder) of Endurance

(34:59) Understanding Non-Typical Grief and Loss Experiences


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Join me and my esteemed guest, Dr. Charles Brenner, PhD for a fascinating journey through the science of aging and longevity, where we explore the complexities and truths behind what it really means to age gracefully. We challenge the notion that aging is a disease and instead discuss practical strategies for maintaining our vitality—physically, mentally, and emotionally. As we debunk myths like the exaggerated benefits of resveratrol, listen in as we emphasize evidence-based insights and dismantle the disparity between scientific facts and the marketing of anti-aging remedies.

Venturing into the realm of genetics, our conversation turns to the role of sirtuins and other genes that have sparked interest in the longevity market. Both initial hype and subsequent rigorous research may temper expectations, but it reminds us of the nuanced relationship between genetic research and its implications on human aging. Moreover, we examine the essential role of NAD in metabolism and how factors like alcohol consumption can compromise this crucial coenzyme system, affecting our health and aging process.

Wrapping up, we shift our focus to practical lifestyle choices that can optimize health, such as the balance of diet and exercise, and the role of GLP-1 drugs in weight management. We highlight the impact of NAD and its precursors like NR on cellular health and DNA repair, offering insights into their supplementation and clinical applications. Don't miss this episode filled with valuable knowledge that could transform the way you think about aging and longevity - or go against the advice of your favorite podcast!

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In this episode we discuss...

(00:00) The Science of Aging and Longevity

(09:52) Debunking the Anti-Aging Hype

(23:04) Exploration of Longevity Genes and Sirtuins

(38:03) The Role of NAD in Metabolism

(51:04) Sun Exposure, Skin Health, & Lifestyle

(01:03:54) Optimizing Health Through Diet and Exercise

(01:14:08) NAD and NR

(01:21:19) Living Ever Forward


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When Kien's health took a dramatic turn, he faced the stark reality of diabetes and high blood pressure. It was then that he learned the hard way that daily choices, from fork to thought, have the power to be both poison and panacea. In this heartfelt episode, Dr. Kien Vuu, MD shares his own transformation by diving into the role our diets, consciousness, and the chronic stress of today's world play in our health. We examine how the timeless wisdom of our ancestors, often overshadowed by modern technology, might just be the solution.

This episode peels back the layers of our behavioral patterns, forged in childhood and solidified through trauma, to reveal how they dictate our adult health. We discuss how psychedelic therapies, like ketamine, are breaking barriers within our minds, offering a new path to healing. This conversation is a tapestry of personal integrity, spiritual awakenings, and the profound impact of leading a life aligned with our deepest truths.

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In this episode we discuss...

(01:00) Impact of Lifestyle Choices on Health

(10:11) Balancing Modern Technology and Ancestral Health

(19:15) Improving Health Through Personal Integrity

(27:10) Healing Through Authenticity and Self-Discovery

(37:29) Being vs. Doing

(42:20) Epigenetic Trauma and Psychedelic Healing

(49:53) The Importance of Integration and Spirituality

(01:04:43) Shifting Energy

(01:08:32) Understanding Performance, Religion, and Longevity


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Unlock the secrets of attachment and transform your relationships with licensed clinical and forensic neuropsychologist, Dr. Judy Ho. Her work serves as a beacon for those navigating difficulties in the world of connection, providing actionable insights to mend and grow in our bonds with others. This matters not just for romantic ties, but also the intricate dynamics of friendships and work relationships, opening our eyes to the substantial influence attachment styles have on our self-perception.

This episode also sheds light on the fine line between supporting a partner's growth and recognizing the need for personal boundaries when self-sabotage emerges. We tackle self-acceptance, the incremental steps necessary for personal growth, and the art of radical acceptance with a partner. Judy's expertise is a powerful resource for anyone seeking to understand the dance between self-awareness and the dynamics of relationships, providing wisdom for nurturing both our individual and collective journeys.

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In this episode we discuss...

(04:00) Healing Relationships Through Attachment

(12:21) Navigating Past Wounds in Relationships

(24:31) Self-Reflection and Interpersonal Dynamics

(29:42) Understanding Self-Sabotage in Relationships

(35:48) How to Have Self-Acceptance

(46:31) The Importance and Power of Meaningful Relationships


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Unlock the secrets to a holistic fitness journey with the CEOs of HYROX, Christian Toetzke, and CENTR, Andrew Sugerman, as we discuss the transformation of at-home training and competitive fitness landscapes. We discuss the fusion of mental health, nutrition, and community with rigorous training protocols. My conversation with these industry innovators reveals how their platforms are not only elevating athletic performance but also making wellness strategies accessible to the masses, inspiring a new wave of health-conscious individuals.

Andrew and Christian offer a personal exploration of health and nutrition tailored to your unique needs. We tackle the complex psychological elements that drive our fitness motivation and the importance of nutritional tools in every athlete's arsenal, regardless of their level. Discover how CENTR and HYROX are coming together to use advanced technologies and comprehensive training programs to revolutionize the way we approach nutrition, breaking down economic barriers and creating inclusive fitness communities in the process. We also discuss the integration of AI in training and the powerful connection between mental and physical fitness.

This episode isn't just a conversation; it's an invitation to be part of a global movement that values resilience, mindset development, and the joy of living a life that constantly moves forward. Join us for an engaging look at upcoming global fitness events and take the next step in your wellness journey with wisdom from the vanguards of today's health revolution.

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In this episode we discuss...

(00:00) Elevating Fitness Training and Performance

(10:39) Personalized Approach to Health and Nutrition

(17:41) Navigating Physically Challenging Fitness Events

(32:43) Creativity and Innovation in Fitness

(44:16) Using AI to Advance Fitness, Nutrition & Feedback

(49:33) Mental and Physical Fitness Synergy

(54:28) Accessible Functional Fitness and Mindset Development

(01:00:28) Upcoming Global Fitness Events You Can Join


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Neurodiversity advocate and author Maureen Dunne joins us to redefine the landscape of cognitive differences, shedding light on the strengths and advantages of neurological conditions. She guides our conversation through the human mind, challenging deficit perspectives and advocating for an inclusive society that celebrates the diversity of thought. We confront biases head-on, highlighting the potential for growth and innovation that comes from embracing the unique abilities inherent in autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, among others.

We also explore the symbiosis of neurodivergent and neurotypical team dynamics, emphasizing the mutual enrichment that comes from diverse cognitive approaches. We delve into how embracing these differences, particularly when combined with artificial intelligence, can augment human creativity and secure a competitive edge in an evolving marketplace. Dr. Dunne leaves us with a vision of inclusive systems that ensure everyone has a place to shine, sharing tangible steps towards a society where every mind's potential is recognized and harnessed.

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In this episode we discuss...

(01:00) Understanding Neurodiversity and Cognitive Differences (14:44) Importance of Deep Sleep and Magnesium (18:04) Neurodiversity in the Workplace (28:30) Neurodiversity in Entrepreneurship and Corporations (35:39) Inclusivity in the Workplace (49:01) How to Embrace Cognitive Diversity in the Future


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