Monthly Archives: December 2021

The Lost Episodes: Discussing Healthspan, Longevity, Wellness, and Achieving Optimal Health with Dr. Laura Brown and Dr. Anthony Incognito

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, we have a back-to-back special of Lost Episodes interviewing Dr. Anthony Incognito, an Integrative Physiologist specializing in the autonomic nervous system in health and disease, and Dr. Laura Brown, a registered Naturopathic Physician and CEO of Southend Natural Medicine, as they talk about practical insights and tips in reaching peak performance, developing the right habits to increase healthspan and longevity, and much more.

In the first interview, I chatted with Dr. Laura Brown as she discussed the importance of a balanced diet in a healthy lifestyle, and explained how gut health and food are connected to overall health. We chatted about the use of common dietary models, such as the paleolithic, ketogenic, and carnivore diets. Laura discussed some practical tips for eating according to blood type, environment, and individual needs.

Dr Brown is a registered naturopathic doctor who practices functional medicine. She is the author of Amazon’s #1 Best Seller Beyond Digestion, has advanced training in pharmaceuticals, is a certified HeartMath and Gluten-Free Practitioner, and holds the designation of ADAPT Trained Practitioner from Kresser Institute, the only functional medicine, and ancestral health training company.

The second interview is with Dr. Anthony Incognito where we talked about the effects of ischemic preconditioning on exercise performance, the signs and cautions of overtraining, and tracking your well-being with heart rate and blood pressure variability. He discussed some of his research on chronic inflammation and a potential preventative means to reduce the risk of long haul COVID-19.

Anthony started his academic career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto that was sparked with his experiences in competitive hockey. With a passionate interest in understanding the sympathetic nervous system in human cardiovascular regulation, he furthered his studies obtaining both a Master’s of Science degree and a Doctorate Degree in Cardiovascular Physiology from the University of Guelph. While currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary, Dr. Anthony continually engages in teaching, guest speaking at community health seminars, and participating in teaching education workshops.

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.

Building Marine-Level Mental and Physical Strength with Dr. Theresa Larson

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, I interviewed physical therapist and movement specialist, Dr. Theresa Larson. Theresa chatted about her experience as a platoon leader in the Marine Corp and how that lead her into physical therapy, mobility, coaching, and entrepreneurship. We chatted about the work she did with mobility mastermind, Kelly Starrett. She also opened up about her approach to improving mental and physical health of wounded war veterans.

Dr. Theresa Larson (aka “Dr. T”) has become one of the healthcare and fitness world’s most sought after experts on movement health. Dr. Larson earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in San Diego, CA. A former Marine Corps Engineer Officer and Combat Veteran, Theresa also played professional softball in Italy as well as semi-professional softball in the United States.

To learn more about Theresa and her programs, check out Movement RX. You can pick up her book “Warrior” on amazon.

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.

A Glance at the Training Methodology and Success Template of Legendary CrossFit Games Athlete and Coach Michele Letendre

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, I caught up with 6-time CrossFit Games Athlete and world class coach, Michele Letendre. We discussed her journey as an athlete and the transition to coaching. Michele revealed some brilliant insight to injury prevention, improving weaknesses, and establishing long-term high level function.  

Michele has always been a competitive athlete. She competed in Water Polo and Swimming early in her athletic career. After falling in love with CrossFit, she made it to the CrossFit Games six consecutive years with her best performance being a fourth place finish in 2014. After retiring from competition, Michele quickly established herself as an elite coach in the sport. She has been head coach of multiple CrossFit Games athletes, including podium finishers Patrick Vellner and Laura Horvath. As founder, co-owner, and head coach of Deka Comp, she provides programming for both individuals and fitness facilities. 

To learn more about Michele and her programs, check out Deka Comp. 

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. 

Key Principles for Finding Your Unique Nutrition Solution with Nicole Aucoin

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, I caught up with Nicole Aucoin, who is a registered dietitian, a nutritionist, and a business coach. We discussed the key principles for finding your unique nutrition solution. We talked about the challenges and limitations of following common dietary strategies, and the importance of working towards a custom solution based on individual needs, preferences, and sensitivities.

Nicole Aucoin has been a key figure in the nutrition and fitness fields for over ten years, assisting hundreds of individuals in reaching their health and wellness goals. She is the founder of Healthy Steps Nutrition and HSN CrossFit. Through Healthy Steps Nutrition, she has helped over 30,000 people around the world take control of their health through her simple habit-based approach and individualized support from nutrition coaches. Nicole aims to empower clients to make lifestyle changes. She provides health coaching through diet and exercise to help her clients meet their goals. 

Nicole is also the author of Nourish, a how-to guide for building a nutrition business from the ground up. 

To know more about her services, check out Healthy Steps Nutrition.

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.