Sue Hitzmann is the New York Times best-selling author of the Melt Method, and a former massage therapist who realized that she needed to teach her clients to take better care of themselves between sessions. Sue used her knowledge of the body’s connective tissue to develop the MELT Method®, a simple self-treatment technique that helps people get out, and stay out, of chronic pain by getting out of "fight or flight" and into "rest and digest".
In this episode, Tony and Sue discuss:
+ What connective tissue is and why it's so important
+ The Aha moment when she made the connection between bodywork and total body wellness
+ How her practice went from treating 30 people a year to 500 people a year
+ Why she believes a soft foam roller is best
+ Why she is so passionate about training other practitioners in her MELT techniques
It's hard to imagine that in a society obsessed with diet soda, reduced fat milk, and lean cuisines that anyone would intentionally try to eat more. Of course many people do overeat, but typically overeating is framed as a failure of self-control, a food addiction, or some other negative psychological or behavioral state.
Whether this perspective is valid or not is fodder for a future podcast episode, but the bottom line is that most of us live in a world defined by a level of caloric abundance never before seen in human history, therefore, it's logical that our challenge would be to willfully impose scarcity, aka calorie restriction in some form or another, in order to maintain our health.
But, there is one group in particular who has consistently bucked this trend without earning the social stigma typically attached to a overly hearty appetite. We're talking about athletes, and whether it's your local high school football team's epic pre-game meal or Michael Phelps’ olympic breakfasts, calories, pure and simple, are the name of the game.
Today's guest, Everett Rosette, is the son of an NFL defensive lineman and all he knew growing up was football and food. Filling out a linebackers frame required a serious dedication to eating, but years of ice cream infused protein shakes, taco bell, and McDonalds took their toll. He would be so tired from the pasta, pancakes, and pizza that he would need to chug red bull to get through games. He played in college ball for Alabama State, but even though he wasn't picked up by the NFL, his athlete eating habits continued.
On today's show, Everett and Tony discuss:
In this episode of Paleo Magazine Radio, host Tony Federico talks with Dan Pardi about how his father's battle with cancer taught him that information isn't everything. What he learned by talking to low-fat proponent Dr. Dean Ornish what a behavior model is, and how it can explain we make the choices we do. Why failure and hard work are essential ingredients in changing behavior. How he hopes to create a system that will serve up long term sustainable change to the masses. This conversation goes a little long - good news for those of you who are eager to get equipped with some knowledge bombs and start blowing up old habits and negative behaviors ASAP.