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People We Find Inspiring

 

You'll find TED talks, interviews and links to some of our favorite people, all discussing topics related to Total Wellness.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Natasha Kyssa is the author of The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual as well as the founder of SimplyRaw. She is a former International fashion model who graced the pages of many magazines and fashion campaigns including Le Chateau, Flare Magazine and Elle, to name a few. Natasha has been living a raw vegan lifestyle for 20 years and facilitating life-changing food-based cleansing/detoxification programs since 1990.

How Our Microbes Make Us WHo We Are

Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.

Hungry For Change

From the creators of the best-selling documentary Food Matters® comes another hard-hitting film certain to change everything you thought you knew about food and nutrition. 

 

To watch the ful documentary, download the video through YouTube or view it on Netflix.

Obesity and Food

Jamie Oliver is attempting to reform the US school lunch programs, help American society fight obesity and change their eating habits in order to live healthier and longer lives.

How Sugar Affects The Brain

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

 

Find Your Primal Posture And Sit Without Back Pain

Ms. Gokhale says that most Americans tend to be relaxed and slumped (think of a C-shaped spine), or arched up and tense (an S shape), the stand-up-straight style of posture that some parents demand of their children. She helps her students return their bodies to the stance that she says nature intended: upright and relaxed (a tall J spine).

Fascia Magnified 25x

Fascia is normally thought of as passive structure that transmit mechanical tension generated by muscular activities or external forces throughout the body.

The function of muscle fascia is to reduce friction of muscular force. In doing so, fascia provides a supportive and movable wrapping for nerves and blood vessels as they pass through and between muscles.

 

 

 

The Dynamics of Posture

For more than a decade, Dr. Brian Paris has empowered people to live more active and healthy lifestyles. An overweight and hyperactive child, Brian found his way to health through movement, nutrition and sports. He now leads a team of health professionals dedicated to helping others regain their primal roots of healthy and powerful living.

 

The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

Mind Over Medicine

Not convinced you can heal yourself? As a skeptic herself, Dr. Lissa Rankin makes an irrefutable case, documenting with cold, hard science that the medical establishment has been proving that the mind can heal the body for over 50 years. In this TEDx talk, she not only illuminates and translates the convincing data; she also teaches you processes that will optimize your body’s natural self-repair mechanisms and make your body ripe for miracles. 

Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind 

Dr Joe Dispenza, D.C. creates a bridge between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity. He explains how thinking in new ways, as well as changing beliefs, can literally rewire one's brain. The premise of his work is founded in his total conviction that every person on this planet has within them, the latent potential of greatness and true unlimited abilities.