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Nov 26, 2019

Today we are so happy to welcome posture specialist and Rolfer Sukie Baxter onto the show. Sukie discovered Rolfing while she was in college and talks about how it changed her life forever by helping her flexibility, posture, injuries, and the comfort level in her body. It even lifted her mood and anxiety levels. Sukie’s main message today is that when it comes to dealing with pain, posture, and proper body alignment, it's not about having a rigidly straight body every minute of the day. Rather, we should become more aware of bio-individuality, the fact that we’re dealing with different things, exist in different environments and move differently. Therefore, having an awareness of good alignment, or the integrity of the relationships between body parts through different movements, becomes key.

Good posture is relative to the action one is participating in. We get into so much more in this episode though, touching on poor medical practices, the role of work environments in perpetuating body pain, the relationship between body movement and culture, and the tendency to see mind and body as separate. We also hear a lot more about how Sukie approaches treatment, looking at the specific movement techniques she uses, the evolution of thinking in the Rolfing community, and the potential physical causes of psychological problems. 

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This fantastic episode was brought to you by Chomps, the first and only meat snack that is 100% grass-fed and finished, Whole30-approved, certified gluten-free, certified paleo, non-GMO verified, and certified humane. Go to chomps.com and use the code ‘PaleoMag' to get 15% off your first order of these glorious snacks.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Sukie’s connection with horse riding in her youth and why she stopped it at college.
  • Why Sukie started rowing in college and what injuries she experienced as a result.
  • How Sukie’s discovery of Rolfing had a wondrous physical and mental effect on her.
  • Sukie hated corporate America after college thus decided to escape by studying Rolfing.
  • The definition of Rolfing: a holistic approach to posture and movement therapy.
  • How Rolfing diagnostics look at posture, movement, and even emotional state.
  • Some of the therapeutic exercises Sukie uses which intend to create novel sensory inputs.
  • Why Rolfing has become less painful.
  • How the brain forms its map of body and space.
  • People’s movements are modeled on those of their community.
  • How minute changes in body language are immediately perceivable.
  • The body’s desire for efficiency helps in the labor of correcting movement.
  • Why the evolving thinking in Rolfing communities will lead to it becoming more mainstream.
  • Problems with mainstream medicine and its un-holistic approach.
  • The reasons behind the inability for Rolfing to be covered by insurance.
  • How qualms to invest in physical health are linked to seeing mind and body as separate.
  • Postulations about whether body-othering is unique to North America.
  • Why one should recognize and appreciate the fact that valuable things require investment.
  • The physiological processes that occur while foam rolling.
  • How ‘Dermoneuromodulation’ relieves tension leading up to myofascial work.
  • The real reason why people increase rolling intensity.
  • What Rolfing can do to help scar tissue mobility issues.
  • Sukie’s understanding of posture as dynamic, and her advice on maintaining good posture.
  • The value of seeing posture as relative to the action being done.
  • How technology distorts our sense of space.
  • The importance of being in new and expansive environments.
  • The role that modern environments play in perpetuating bad posture.
  • Posture advice for people who are forced to work eight hours a day at a desk.
  • The worst posture mistake that people make.
  • What makes posture different from alignment.
  • Maintaining alignment is about preserving the relationships between body parts.
  • Rolfing treats muscle but also bone and tendons.
  • How Sukie approaches the psychological aspect of injury and habit as a body specialist.
  • An argument for the physiological cause of psychological problems.

Tweetables:

“Rolfing is a holistic approach to posture and movement therapy.” — @SukieBaxter [0:10:12.1]

“Our bodies are designed for efficiency. If you can show them a more efficient way to move, they will tend to move like that.” — @SukieBaxter [0:14:43.1]

“We really need to get out of our little computer box environments and we need to opt-out of these toxic work cultures that are requiring us to be in front of our computers for 12, 14, 16 hours a day.” — @SukieBaxter [0:51:23.1]

“I had suffered from a lot of anxiety and I watched it completely disappear with more somatic practices.” — @SukieBaxter [01:05:44.1]

A lot of times, I think that what we think is thought-based is actually biologically-driven. I think the somatic is incredibly powerful.” — @SukieBaxter [01:07:11.1]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Sukie Baxter on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukie-baxter-bba955183/

Sukie’s online practice — https://wholebodyrevolution.com/

Sukie’s Seattle practice https://www.seattlerolfingtherapy.com/

The Human Potential Party — http://ashleighvanhouten.com/human-potential-party/

Tony Robbins — https://www.tonyrobbins.com/

Diane Jacobs — http://www.dermoneuromodulation.com/

Todd Hargrove — https://www.bettermovement.org/

Peter Levene — https://traumahealing.org/about-us/

Stephen Porges — https://www.stephenporges.com/

This fantastic episode was brought to you by Chomps, the first and only meat snack that is 100% grass-fed and finished, Whole30-approved, certified gluten-free, certified paleo, non-GMO verified, and certified humane. Go to chomps.com and use the code ‘PaleoMag' to get 15% off your first order of these glorious snacks.

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Nov 19, 2019

In today’s episode, I get to speak with Pete Maldonado, who is the founder of Chomps. If you have to eat healthily but you also like your meat sticks (because who doesn’t), you have definitely heard of Chomps. Pete’s awesome company has blown up because they’re doing a great job making high-quality meat-based sticks that are also really transparent.

Chomps sticks are all grass-fed and finished, Certified Humane, paleo-friendly and even in some cases, AIP friendly. Today we talk about the business side of providing healthy products to the world, gendered food association and women as the main Chomps clientele base, and the most recent push against meat-based products. We hope you enjoy this conversation because Pete is a great guy and his company is fantastic. 

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By the way, please go check out Paleo Powder Seasoning, who is our amazing sponsor for today’s show. Go to paleopowderseasoning.com and use the code “paleomag” for 25% off all of the treats that you find there!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Pete took jerky sticks as an unhealthy snack and reinvented them into Chomps. 
  • The online strategies that Pete used to market Chomps before it hit the physical shelves.
  • Some of the big physical and online retailers that Chomps is available from.
  • Why online sales are preferable to retail ones as far as customer relations go.
  • How it is hard to get into distributors like Whole Foods because of their screening processes.
  • Pete used e-commerce sales data to get past the Whole Foods screening processes.
  • 75-80% of Chomps customers are female.
  • Chomps got a massive influx of sales after getting featured on Uncrate.
  • Why Chomps changed its branding strategies from ‘natural-foods-looking’ to bright and bold.
  • Ashleigh and Pete’s perspectives on Chomps customers and the gendering of different foods.
  • How Chomps has shifted the concept that beef sticks are for men.
  • What Chomps means for distributor category managers in having attracted female buyers.
  • Pete’s perspectives on remaining consistent in branding despite trend fluctuation.
  • How educating customers expanded Chomps sales outside of niched markets.
  • The quality-related reasons for why Chomps beef comes from Tasmania.
  • Why big American meat suppliers make it difficult to source ethical beef locally.
  • The Beyond Meat trend, and speculations into its drivers: economics and misinformation.
  • How the sustainable meat industry is being obscured by the plant-based industry.
  • The need for arguments for sustainable meat to reach past previously convinced audiences.
  • Explanations of ‘calories-in, calories-out’, and ‘whole foods-based’ approaches to diet.
  • Alternative products are enjoyable to people who are not used to their original versions.
  • The value of reading the ingredients of ‘healthy’ alternative products.
  • The different ethical standards which define Certified Humane.
  • New Chomps flavors such as AIP-friendly, Salt and Pepper Venison, and Italian Beef.
  • Chomps are available online on the Chomps website and Amazon.
  • Some insights into the ‘snack-able’ content in Pete’s new Youtube channel.

 

Tweetables:

“It’s not like you could just say, ‘Oh, I’m launching this new product. I’m going to go and get a meeting.’ No, not how it works.” — @petemaldonado [0:10:37.1]

“Being able to bring new customers to a category where they weren’t generally buying at is huge.” — @petemaldonado [0:16:30.1]

“How is it that our farms that are sustainably raising beef with grass-fed, grass-finished processes are being lumped in with these feedlot, conventional, grain-fed operations here in the US. It is just night and day.” — @petemaldonado  [0:14:43.1]

“We wanted to make sure that there were no tradeoffs and no compromises, and so if we could create something that tastes amazing, that people would eat whether they were on an AIP diet or not, then I think that we have a home run here.” — @petemaldonado [0:39:52.1]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Pete Maldonado on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/petermaldonado

Chomps — https://chomps.com/

Chomps AIP-friendly stick — https://chomps.com/collections/chomps

Chomps Sea Salt Beef — https://chomps.com/collections/chomps

Chomps Original Beef — https://chomps.com/collections/chomps

Chomps Italian Beef — https://chomps.com/collections/chomps

Ashleigh VanHouten on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/themusclemaven/?hl=en

Paleo Powder pink — https://www.paleopowderseasoning.com/products/paleo-powder-pink

Paleo Powder — https://www.paleopowderseasoning.com/

Paleo f(x) — https://www.paleofx.com/

Whole Foods — https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Trader Joe’s — https://www.traderjoes.com/

Walmart — https://www.walmart.com/

MYER — https://www.myer.com.au/

Uncrate — https://uncrate.com/uncrate-app/

Dian Rodgers from Sustainable Dish — https://sustainabledish.com/

Sacred Cow — https://www.sacredcow.info/

Impossible Foods — https://impossiblefoods.com/

Beyond Meat — https://www.beyondmeat.com/

By the way, please go check out Paleo Powder Seasoning, who is our amazing sponsor for today’s show. Go to paleopowderseasoning.com and use the code “paleomag” for 25% off all of the treats that you find there!

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Nov 12, 2019

Our feet are incredibly sensitive, and they play a central role in fully experiencing the world outside, which makes wearing bulky and inhibiting shoes seem strange indeed. Today’s guest, Steven Sashen, is the co-founder of Xero Shoes, and he is here to talk more about how his designs can lead us closer toward experiencing the wonder of going barefoot more often. After dealing with ongoing sprinting injuries for many years, Steven’s friend recommended running barefoot. Following his first barefoot run, Steven began to understand how to change his form and he stopped getting injured. He realized that his shoes were the cause of all his previous struggles.

Years later and Steven is now at the forefront of what he calls ‘the movement movement’, and today he speaks charismatically to the central role that overly padded footwear plays in deadening our experience of the world and causing injury. Steven is a one-of-a-kind guy who is ready to destroy any argument for mainstream shoes with an entire history of barefoot human evolution as his proof. He sets an example for the possibilities not just of going barefoot, but of reaping the rewards of pushing our bodies beyond their limits.

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Today’s episode was provided to you by Chomps.com, a Whole30 approved, gluten-free, certified paleo, certified humane, and not to mention delicious protein snack! You can get 15% off your next Chomps purchase by visiting chomps.com and using our discount code, ‘paleomag’, at checkout!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The incredible design of our feet and how important they are in our overall health.
  • How modern shoes are a hindrance to the proper use of our feet.
  • Insights into Xero shoes and how they aid foot health by minimally covering the feet.
  • How Steven no longer got injured after trying barefoot running.
  • Steven’s barefoot experience led to him making sandal-like shoes, and Xero was born.
  • Perspectives on the need for proof of the legitimacy of Xero shoes vs. other shoes.
  • How regular shoes cause pronation, supination, and arch problems.
  • The purpose of a shoe is to protect your foot and then to let the foot do the rest.
  • Xero shoes are 10-100 times more durable than regular shoes.
  • How to prepare your feet for more natural footwear: do fun things barefoot.
  • Running mistakes that result in calf or Achilles soreness: cadence and foot placement.
  • Arguments that separate the facts of toe spreading from the myths.
  • How Steven’s life philosophy helps him worry less about things like diet and bunions.
  • The link between Steven’s previous vegan diet and him not being able to taste umami.
  • Feeling the ground with our feet helps with balance, survival, and mood.
  • Wrapping feet up defers the sensing of stimuli to other areas not designed to sense it.
  • Xero shoes prepare your feet to go barefoot more often, and also help with running form.
  • What to do to adjust your bare feet to colder weather, and how Xero shoes handle cold.
  • Socks are mostly unnecessary but have their place in providing extra protection at times.
  • The Xero Rox Mat is great for foot massages.
  • A consideration of how the sub-two-hour marathon could happen barefoot.
  • Where to find Xero shoes and follow Steven.
  • How Steven left Brooks and Adidas reps speechless in a panel discussion.

 

Tweetables:

“We’re creating what I call a ‘movement movement’, trying to make people understand that natural movement is the obvious, better, and fun choice.” — @XeroShoes [0:12:43.1]

“We design products to be as close to barefoot as we can make them while still providing the benefits that are necessary.” — @XeroShoes [0:16:38.1]

“A friend of mine refers to it as instant meditation, because when you are out for a walk and you are feeling all those things, it really does capture you.” — @XeroShoes [0:35:09.1]

Winter started kicking in and I was just wondering, ‘How long will I go until I feel the need to put on shoes?’ And then suddenly, it was March.” — @XeroShoes [0:38:25.1]

“If someone showed me that for some strange reason using your body naturally was bad for you, I am the first one to go, ‘All right, we need to do something about that.’ — @XeroShoes [0:51:07.1]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Steven Sashen on Twitter — https://twitter.com/XeroShoes

Steven Sashen on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashen/

Xero shoes — https://xeroshoes.com/

Xero shoes on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/xeroshoes/?hl=en

Xero Shoes on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/xeroshoes/

Xero TerraFlex — https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-shoes/new-terraflex-trail-running-hiking-shoe/

Xero Sandals — https://xeroshoes.com/sandals/

Steve’s snow shoveling video — https://xeroshoes.com/cold/

Xero Prio for kids — https://xeroshoes.com/shop/shoes/prio-kids/

Xero Rox Mat — https://xeroshoes.com/shop/foot-care/rox/

The Movement-Movement Podcast — jointhemovementmovement.com

Ashleigh VanHouten — http://ashleighvanhouten.com/

Ashleigh on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/themusclemaven/?hl=en

Chomps protein snacks — https://chomps.com/

Whole30 — https://whole30.com/

The American College of Sports Medicine — https://www.acsm.org/

Correct Toes — https://www.correcttoes.com/

Paleo f(x) — https://www.paleofx.com/

D Bar Restaurant — https://www.dbardenver.com/

Dr Phil Maffetone — https://philmaffetone.com/

1:59 — https://www.amazon.com/Sub-Two-Hour-Marathon-Within-Runners-Training-ebook/dp/B00LKCP6AQ

Stronger by AlterEgo — https://app.soundstripe.com/songs/6781

Today’s episode was provided to you by Chomps.com, a Whole30 approved, gluten-free, certified paleo, certified humane, and not to mention delicious protein snack! You can get 15% off your next Chomps purchase by visiting chomps.com and using our discount code, ‘paleomag’, at checkout!

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One winner will be randomly chosen each week.  

Nov 5, 2019

Today on the show we are joined by Colin Stuckert, the founder, and CEO of Wild Foods! Wild Foods is a young company, specializing in sourcing and producing the best ancestral foods available. Colin also has his own podcast called The Ancestral Mind, which is definitely worth checking out. He has hosted loads of very interesting conversations since its inception! This is a really cool chat and we cover a bunch of topics related to the paleo lifestyle, without focussing too much on just dietary issues.

Colin shares his story and how he turned a professional poker career into a life of entrepreneurship in health and wellness. Not afraid to shake things up, Colin opens up on topics ranging from movement to veganism, all of which you are not going to want to miss. 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL TRANSCRIPT

Do not forget to go get your 15% discount from chomps.com, when you use the code 'paleomag' at checkout. They have an amazing array of meat sticks and paleo snacks that you will definitely love if you do not already!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • A little bit about Colin, his background and previous work before Wild Foods.
  • Colin's previous poker career and how this led to his current work.
  • Balancing work and play and maintaining the joy of doing something for fun.
  • Daily practices and the huge influence of reading on Colin's life.
  • How having a newborn has reinforced Colin's beliefs about ancestral health.
  • Standing desks, treadmill setups and getting more movement into each day.
  • Some info on Colin's podcast, The Ancestral Mind and his goals with it.
  • A few notable topics and conversations they have had on the podcast!
  • The emotionally charged debate over diet and how Colin deals with it.
  • Background to Wild Foods and how Colin built up his business.
  • The Wild Foods product line and building up the assortment based on Colin's own needs.
  • Good quality coffee and what Wild Foods has to offer with less caffeine.
  • Some exciting things on the horizon for Colin, his podcast and Wild Foods. 

 

Tweetables:

“That's really my mission today, to just promote the idea that we need to get back in touch with nature. With what we eat, how we move, how we sleep, how we raise kids.” — @WildFoodsCo [0:09:43.4]

“What I have found is that you are going to wax and wane and you have to be okay with letting yourself do that.” — @WildFoodsCo [0:15:43.7]

“What I am trying to do now is take a step back, be a little more creative, give myself a little bit of time to think.” — @WildFoodsCo [0:20:40.2]

“We connect a lot of education with the products and it's kind of my sneaky way to get people to live better and eat better.” — @WildFoodsCo [0:44:25.8]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Chomps — https://chomps.com/

Colin Stuckert — https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-stuckert-82b650173

Wild Foods — https://www.wildfoods.co/

The Ancestral Mind Podcast — https://the-ancestral-mind-podcast.pinecast.co/

Colin Stuckert's Email — colin@wildfoods.co

The Golden Mean — https://agymlife.com/

Wild Foods on Twitter — https://twitter.com/wildfoodsco

Colin Stuckert on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/colinstuckert

Paleo f(x) — https://www.paleofx.com/

Warren Buffett — https://www.forbes.com/profile/warren-buffett/

Audible — https://www.audible.com/

Scribe — https://scribe.com/

Deep Work — https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692

Cal Newport — https://www.calnewport.com/

The ONE Thing — https://www.amazon.com/ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776

Essentialism — https://www.amazon.com/Essentialism-Disciplined-Pursuit-Greg-McKeown/dp/0804137382

Do not forget to go get your 15% discount from chomps.com, when you use the code 'paleomag' at checkout. They have an amazing array of meat sticks and paleo snacks that you will definitely love if you do not already!

PMR Giveaway: Win one of 4 great books (your choice) plus a vinyl Paleo Magazine decal

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One winner will be randomly chosen each week.  

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