With a 750-year history in cultured beneficial bacteria, Natasha Trenev’s family produced legendary yogurt prized by the royal family of Yugoslavia. Her family arrived in the United States in the 1950s, when her father founded Continental Culture Specialists. Following graduation from UCLA in 1970, a decade of research led to Natasha’s development of the first revolutionary method of producing an effective and scientifically validated single strain probiotic bacteria product. Her efforts led to the establishment of the entire probiotics category in North America, Australia, England, Holland and Belgium.
As a developmental scientist, Natasha has spent years studying the effects of beneficial bacteria and has written several books on the subject. Today, Natasha’s reference library is the world’s largest private repository on probiotics, referenced and recommended by prominent research scientists and medical schools.
Natasha is an expert on probiotics and has shared her knowledge with many through books, journal articles and articles in major scientific, peer-reviewed publications. She is currently working on additional books in the series of Probiotic Health Guides to continue her quest to educate the public. She is also working on her most scholarly yet easy-to-read book, which she hopes will become the global “probiotics bible.”
[1:30] What are probiotics?
[3:59] How much genes impact your health versus the genetic matter of the microbes in your gut
[4:27] The extent of the research currently being done on probiotics
[5:57] Why eating yogurt is no longer good enough for balancing out your gut health
[8:34] How commercial yogurts aren't designed to sell you plain yogurt
[11:31] What kinds of claims supplement manufacturers can and can not make
[13:57] The difference in design between a drug and a probiotic
[14:35] The probiotic landscape today
[15:04] One claim that should make you run away from any probiotic you're considering buying
[16:06] Why you may want to rethink buying any probiotics not labeled perishable
[16:36] What you never knew about your stomach acid
[17:32] The Healthy Trinity of probiotics that is unmatched by pharmaceuticals
[19:36] Why our body's design makes probiotics imperative
[23:03] One tip for eating your food that will help your body's digestion
[25:33] Why your new paleo diet might not be as good as you think it is
"they made it into a diet food and added all this sugar...I guess people bought it because it was an excuse to have a dessert"
"forget any product that tells you it's a probiotic and it's sitting on a shelf and they tell you it's a shelf stable product, because that is a huge deception"
Ariel Garten is CEO and co-founder of InteraXon, creators of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Ariel studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto and did research in hippocampal neurogenesis at Toronto’s esteemed Krembil Neuroscience Centre. Ariel is also a psychotherapist, a fashion designer whose clothing opened Toronto Fashion Week in 2003, and an artist whose work has been displayed at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ariel’s unique combination of science and art is integral to the design of every aspect of Muse and to InteraXon’s approach to brain sensing technology, making it a vital part of everyday life.
[:48] How MUSE can give you brain details in real time
[2:07] If MUSE is looking for an Alpha state while you're meditating
[2:54] The benefits of meditation and what MUSE does to aid in your practice
[4:05] Finding the optimal amount of meditation for the busy individual
[5:21] How MUSE is being used in places like the Mayo Clinic and Harvard
[7:05] The functional applications of knowing what state your brain is in
[8:34] Where MUSE technology is headed
[10:19] Meditation's left the niche world and is now mainstream, leading to great sales for MUSE
[13:49] Important tips for beginner yoga students
[15:34] How you actually wear/use MUSE
everybody knows that it's something you should do, but meditation can be a really hard or daunting thing to get started
we've done fun things like allow people to control the lights in the CN Tower with their brain from across the country
my favorite use of muse as a meditation tool is to decrease the negative voices that we have in our head
Chris Dancy is touted as “the Most Connected Man on Earth,” and the world is watching those connections carefully. For 25 years, Dancy has served in leadership within the technology and healthcare industries, specializing in the intersection of the two.
Chris entered the public dialog concerning digital health as the media started to focus on wearable technology. He earned his moniker by utilizing up to 700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize his life--from his calorie intake to his spiritual well-being. This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.
A noted keynote speaker and executive workshop retreat facilitator, Chris guides organizations and audiences on a journey--a disruptive, breathtaking journey--into the future of computing, when behavior becomes the ultimate interface.
[2:02] Every major corporation is surveilling you, they just have a different name for it to make it sound better
[3:02] Chris tells Jason how he went about starting to collect data on himself and how he decided what to do with it
[5:46] How Chris' background as a Database Analyst led him to be able to collect all his data on himself
[7:34] The one piece of equipment that's already doing tracking for you, whether you know it or not
[9:04] How categorizing your purchases by feeling rather than type can change the way you view your habits
[10:10] Wanting to collect data is good, but data isn't very high on the food chain of your life
[11:03] The internet is turning into the INNERnet
[12:41] What could cause the death of apps
[15:17] As technology improves, we're heading towards devices that can track anything we want, from blood oxygen to reading blood with spectral imaging
[17:04] How marketing could be changed as companies are able to get more and more data about our lives and the one place on Earth that's ALREADY doing this
[18:45] The new world of data collection and surveillance is new and, admittedly, scary
[19:35] Whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic about the direction we're headed with technology and surveillance
[21:46] What is singularity and how far off it might be
[23:20] The people who are going to be the most important as we move into quantum computing
[6:32] "there's this interesting relationship about our lives when you experience everything through a connected interface, that you realize there's filtered information that you can benefit from"
[8:03] "We're entering an age very rapidly, in the next 4 years (and I'd say we're already, it's done), where you can't afford to live without the internet"
[18:08] "Disney's probably the most surveilled, convenient, safe space on Earth"
[19:57] "People don't have the ability to not weaponize facts, and we live in a world full of facts and data"
Dan Brulé is a modern day teacher and healer—an innovative, unorthodox, irreverent, creative, game-changing entrepreneur. He is a master of Prana Yoga (the Hindu Science of Breath), and of Chi Kung/Qigong (Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises).
Dan is a world-renown pioneer in the field of Breathwork, and leader of the worldwide Spiritual Breathing Movement, He is one of the originators of Breath Therapy, and was among the first group of Internationally Certified Rebirthers.
More than 80,000 people in over 40 countries now apply Dan’s breathing exercises and techniques in their work and in their lives. Among them are Olympic champions and elite martial artists, leading psychotherapists and medical experts; monks, meditators, hospice workers, yoga teachers, performing artists, personal trainers, substance abuse and pastoral counselors, health practitioners, life coaches, and business executives.
Dan is the author of: “A Formula for Transformation,” “The Principles of Breath Therapy,” “Zen and the Art of Breathing,” “Stress and Breathing,” “A Brief Introduction to Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises,” “The Art and Science of Breathwork,” and “Spiritual Breathing.”
Jason had a chance to speak with Dan about some breathing techniques we can apply immediately to help us in our day-to-day life.
[5:11] A breathing technique to help you feel energized
[6:45] Getting started with default breathing patterns
[8:22] Delving into why we don’t naturally breathe the way the situation dictates
[9:22] Going over some of the core breathing techniques everyone should know
[11:06] A recent scientific breakthrough that is changing the way we think about the autonomic nervous system and breathing
[15:34] Learning to box breathe and really steadying your breathing and create physiological changes
[18:02] A transformational technique called continuous breathing
[22:08] How breathing can make you feel an emotional aliveness that might scare you
[23:33] The key to all breath work
[35:24] The 3 points to remember when doing your breathing
<a href="http://ctt.ec/t6Cq1">We're head tripping and we're disconnected from our body. and the only way to reconnect with our body is through breathing</a>