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A master-class in personal and professional development, ultra-athlete, wellness evangelist and bestselling author Rich Roll delves deep with the world's brightest and most thought provoking thought leaders to educate, inspire and empower you to unleash your best, most authentic self. More at: http://richroll.com

Jessica Lahey on Preventing Substance Abuse in Kids

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 150 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 02:15:08

How do we equip kids with the tools they need to avoid substance abuse? How can we identify a teen who is at risk? And what can be done to prevent our young ones from developing dependency issues?Every parent is haunted by these questions, myself included. To get answers, I did what you do when you host a podcast—I turn to the experts. Meet Jessica Lahey.Returning for her second appearance on the show, Jess is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a J.D. concentrating on juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina. She’s an English and writing teacher, a commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Best known as the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure—a non-negotiable must read for every parent and the focus of our first podcast (RRP #282)—Jess also co-hosts the popular #AmWriting podcast alongside fellow podcast alum KJ Dell’Antonia (RRP #396). But the primary focus of today’s discussion is her hot off the press second book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.This is a conversation about how to have those difficult conversations with your kids about alcoholism and drug addiction.It’s about how to effectively guide our young ones through the perils of substance exploration, dependency, and abuse.And most of all, it’s about arming parents with invaluable, evidence-based strategies and practical tools helpful in raising, supporting, and educating resilient, addiction-resistant children.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.As someone who has done battle with the demons of alcoholism, and as a dad of four delicately parenting two teens, this terrain isn’t just a useful lens on developmental psychology, it’s of particular personal pertinence.Whether or not you’re a parent, chances are there’s at least one young person in your life currently in jeopardy for substance dependence. It’s thus incumbent upon all of us to better understand the nature of that risk—and how to effectively guide the young ones among us towards safe harbor.May this conversation serve that purpose—because Jess understands the delicate nature of this dynamic better than anyone I know.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. Right now, my listeners can get a special limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!Blinkist: Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try Blinkist FREE for 7 days AND get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership at blinkist.com/richrollTen Thousand: The world’s most durable training shorts, built for your needs and designed for performance. Packed with tech features like anti-chafe, anti-odor, and no-bounce phone pockets, these are hands down the best training shorts I’ve ever worn. Save 20% OFF your first pair with the promo code “RICHROLL” at tenthousand.ccVivobarefoot is on a mission to make perfect footwear for humans and the planet, with a great range of shoes for kids and adults, and for every activity from hiking to training and daily wear. Wearing barefoot shoes is a profound transformation. To reconnect with natural movement, go to vivobarefoot.com/richroll and use the code RICHROLL to get 20% off your order.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Jessica: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookPodcast: #AmWritingBook: The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of DependenceBook: The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can SucceedThe Wall Street Journal: How to Talk to Your Child About Drugs and AlcoholThe Atlantic: Stories by Jessica LaheyThe New York Times: How to Help Your Child Succeed at SchoolThe New York Times: Teenagers, Dealing With Addiction, on What Might Have HelpedThe Washington Post: Fewer teens are drinking. But a group of pediatricians is begging parents to be vigilant.The Washington Post: Back to school in a pandemic: A guide to all the factors keeping parents and educators up at nightThe Washington Post: My third-grader was remote learning in a pandemic. I wasn’t going to worry about a C- in PE.The Boston Globe: 4 ways families can find silver linings from this terrible pandemic yearFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jessica Lahey: The Addiction Inoculation

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 140 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 02:15:08

How do we equip kids with the tools they need to avoid substance abuse? How can we identify a teen who is at risk? And what can be done to prevent our young ones from developing dependency issues?Every parent is haunted by these questions, myself included. To get answers, I did what you do when you host a podcast—I turn to the experts. Meet Jessica Lahey.Returning for her second appearance on the show, Jess is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a J.D. concentrating on juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina. She’s an English and writing teacher, a commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Best known as the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure—a non-negotiable must read for every parent and the focus of our first podcast (RRP #282)—Jess also co-hosts the popular #AmWriting podcast alongside fellow podcast alum KJ Dell’Antonia (RRP #396). But the primary focus of today’s discussion is her hot off the press second book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.This is a conversation about how to have those difficult conversations with your kids about alcoholism and drug addiction.It’s about how to effectively guide our young ones through the perils of substance exploration, dependency, and abuse.And most of all, it’s about arming parents with invaluable, evidence-based strategies and practical tools helpful in raising, supporting, and educating resilient, addiction-resistant children.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.As someone who has done battle with the demons of alcoholism, and as a dad of four delicately parenting two teens, this terrain isn’t just a useful lens on developmental psychology, it’s of particular personal pertinence.Whether or not you’re a parent, chances are there’s at least one young person in your life currently in jeopardy for substance dependence. It’s thus incumbent upon all of us to better understand the nature of that risk—and how to effectively guide the young ones among us towards safe harbor.May this conversation serve that purpose—because Jess understands the delicate nature of this dynamic better than anyone I know.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. Right now, my listeners can get a special limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!Blinkist: Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try Blinkist FREE for 7 days AND get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership at blinkist.com/richrollTen Thousand: The world’s most durable training shorts, built for your needs and designed for performance. Packed with tech features like anti-chafe, anti-odor, and no-bounce phone pockets, these are hands down the best training shorts I’ve ever worn. Save 20% OFF your first pair with the promo code “RICHROLL” at tenthousand.ccVivobarefoot is on a mission to make perfect footwear for humans and the planet, with a great range of shoes for kids and adults, and for every activity from hiking to training and daily wear. Wearing barefoot shoes is a profound transformation. To reconnect with natural movement, go to vivobarefoot.com/richroll and use the code RICHROLL to get 20% off your order.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Jessica: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookPodcast: #AmWritingBook: The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of DependenceBook: The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can SucceedThe Wall Street Journal: How to Talk to Your Child About Drugs and AlcoholThe Atlantic: Stories by Jessica LaheyThe New York Times: How to Help Your Child Succeed at SchoolThe New York Times: Teenagers, Dealing With Addiction, on What Might Have HelpedThe Washington Post: Fewer teens are drinking. But a group of pediatricians is begging parents to be vigilant.The Washington Post: Back to school in a pandemic: A guide to all the factors keeping parents and educators up at nightThe Washington Post: My third-grader was remote learning in a pandemic. I wasn’t going to worry about a C- in PE.The Boston Globe: 4 ways families can find silver linings from this terrible pandemic yearFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Roll On: Decaying Seas, Lost Hills & Gun Madness

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 160 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 02:15:36

How do we end gun violence in America? What can we do to stop marine destruction? How do we untangle masculinity and meat-eating? Plus, we need to talk about that murder in Malibu Creek State Park, Rich’s backyard trail paradise.Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein myself and the always congenial and ponderous Adam Skolnick chew on matters of the day in a manner that is instructive and possibly even entertaining. As always, we share good news and bad. We do a bit of show and tell. And we answer your questions.Aside from serving as my bi-monthly sidecar hype-beast, Adam Skolnick is an activist and veteran journalist best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me, co-author. Adam writes about adventure sports, environmental issues, and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently using the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.Topics explored in today’s conversation include:the nuances of Zone 2 training & weightlifting;an update on the Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100’ challenge;the beginning of the Derek Chauvin trial & how to change public safety;mass shootings & the repercussions of America’s gun obsession;the new documentary ‘Seaspiracy’;the new podcast ‘Lost Hills’; andRobbie Balanger’s Central Park Loop FKT.In addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you manage relationships when your values change?How do we break the stereotype that meat-eating is masculine?How can we deconstruct masculinity and see vulnerability as a strength?Thank you to Kumaran from South Africa, Casey from Austin, and Cindy from New Hampshire for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page, or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.Hat & T-Shirt Giveaway: To enter our giveaway: (1) subscribe to the Rich Roll Podcast YouTube channel; (2) share one of your fave YouTube episodes on social media; (3) screenshot it along with your subscription confirmation; and (4) send it to info@richroll.com.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Athletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.Joovv: Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals at Joovv.com/RICHROLL. You’ll see a unique code that will provide a discount on your device, exclusions apply. Happy Joovvin’!Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% on your first purchase when you visit Squarespace.com/RICHROLL and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.Whoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go to WHOOP.com and use the promo code Richroll at checkout to save 15% off WHOOP.SHOW NOTES:Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterYouTube: Rich Roll Podcast Clips ChannelJames Lawernce: @ironcowboyjamesBook: Why We Sleep by Matthew WalkerNew York Times: Ten Months After George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Residents Are at War Over PolicingThe Verge: The New York Times just sold an NFT for more than half a million dollarsNew York Times: Boulder Shooting Survivors Describe ‘Listening to Him Kill Everyone You Know’New York Times: The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta ShootingsNew York Times: What to Know About the Atlanta Spa ShootingsNew York Times: We’ve Spent Over a Decade Researching Guns in America. This Is What We Learned.New York Times: How to Reduce ShootingsNew York Times: Why Does the U.S. Have So Many Mass Shootings? Research Is Clear: Guns.Playboy: Who Puts Guns In The Movies?NIH: What Do We Know About the Association Between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Injuries?BC: How the NRA Rewrote the Second AmendmentNetflix: SeaspiracyHBO: Q: Into The StormPodcast: Lost HillsPodcast: ‘Lost Hills’ Investigates Mysterious Malibu Campground MurderFKT: Robbie Balenger – Central Park Loop ChallengeHellah Sidibe: @hellahgood9Liquid Death: ShopAlexey Molchanov & Freediving: @alexeymolchanovI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Alex Honnold On The Responsibility of Adventure, Olympic Climbing & Reversing Climate Change

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 190 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 01:53:34

With great adventure comes great responsibility. It’s not enough to simply appreciate our natural world—we must also protect it. Preserve it. Regenerate it. All of us. And with our full attention.No one embodies this ethos quite like Alex Honnold.Renowned adventurer and global icon of athletic mastery, Alex is widely recognized for his death-defying ropeless ascent of El Capitan—a 3,600-foot sheer vertical rock face he climbed without a harness or any protective gear whatsoever. It was a feat that stunned the world. Landed it’s cinematic document Free Solo an Oscar. And cemented this unique and compelling individual as one of the greatest athletes of all time.While our conversation back in 2018 covered this incredible accomplishment, much has transpired in Alex’s life since the whole Free Solo affair. So this conversation takes a different tack, exploring a different side of Alex. We steer clear of the more well-trod terrain and topics he has exhaustively fielded at this point and instead venture into new life experiences and other interests post-Free Solo: Alex as storyteller, podcast host, climbing historian, environmentalist, activist, husband, and more.The crux of today’s exchange is Alex’s environmental work with The Honnold Foundation.The impact he’s made thus far. He’s intentions for the future. And the steps he intends to pursue to help reverse environmental degradation: the greatest existential threat to life on Earth.We talk about the challenges of combating the climate crisis and why his current passion is solar and renewable energy.We also discuss his new turn as a podcaster, co-hosting the newly released Climbing Gold, a special miniseries of climbing-centric stories that explore the past, present, and future of the sport. In addition, Alex shares some insight into climbing’s debut at the Tokyo Olympics.But overall, the most important lesson Alex imparts is the responsibility of the adventurer. To be a climber, skier, cyclist, runner, or outdoor enthusiast, you must also be an environmental steward—and take personal action to preserve and sustain nature’s finite offerings.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Alex is wise, remarkable, and someone I deeply admire. My hope is that this conversation will inspire you to think more deeply about how you can positively impact the world we all share.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsFour Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious organic, Fair-Trade, single-origin Arabica mushroom coffee made with only the highest quality adaptogens like Lion’s Mane and Chaga. Visit foursigmatic.com/roll and get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on Mushroom Coffee bundles.ROKA: Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable frames. Visit roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.Navitas Organics: Fine purveyors of delicious organic superfoods on a mission to forge a better world by supporting organic farmers & plant-focused lifestyles. For a limited time, get  30% off your entire order by visiting navitasorganics.com/richroll.Boll & Branch: The first honest and transparent bedding company that only uses sustainable and responsible methods of sourcing and manufacturing. Go to BollandBranch.com today for 15% off your first set of the softest sheets in the universe when you use promo code richroll at checkout.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Alex:  Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTubePodcast: Climbing GoldHonnold Foundation: Supporting solar energy for a more equitable worldHonnold Foundation: 2020 Impact ReportFree Solo: WatchAlex’s book: Alone On The Wall*NY Times: The Heart-Stopping Climbs of Alex HonnoldNational Geographic: Alex Honnold Isn’t Fearless – He Just Accepts DeathNational Geographic: Exclusive: Climber Completes the Most Dangerous Rope-Free Ascent EverClimbing: Alex Honnold: Climate Change Is Urgent, We Need to Decrease Extraction NowDeadline: ‘Free Solo’ Star Alex Honnold Launches Climbing PodcastTokyo 2020: Sport ClimbingNational Geographic: Rock climbing will be a 2020 Olympic sport. Here’s what to expect.The Washington Post: Everything you need to know about the Tokyo OlympicsClimbing: Olympic Climbing 101: Everything You Need to Know About Climbing at the 2021 Tokyo OlympicsClimbing: A Guide to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Climbing FormatOCN: Rock-Climbing Broomfield Teen to Represent US in Tokyo OlympicsOlympic Channel: Olympic sport climbing at Tokyo 2020: Top five things to knowForbes: Report: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Will Go Ahead But Foreign Visitors Will Be BannedLaughing Place: National Geographic’s “Explorer” Series to Embark on Groundbreaking Scientific ExpeditionsRed Bull: This is how El Capitan’s legendary speed climbing record has tumbledRed Bull: Alex Honnold on the life lessons that followed Free SoloRock And Ice: Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell’s “Nose” Speed Record (1:58:07)Rock And Ice: Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell Complete New 17-Peak, 35-Mile Linkup in Rocky Mountain National ParkOut There: Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell complete massive feat in Colorado mountainsCNN: Rock climber speaks to Cooper about staying active in pandemicNPR: Emily Harrington Is 1st Woman To Free-Climb El Capitan’s Golden Gate Route In 1 DayFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Julie Piatt: Know Thyself

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 200 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 01:38:42

As a reminder that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, it’s time to reconnect with matters ethereal and divine.Enter Julie Piatt, prophetess of all things metaphysical, returning for another swim in the holy tides of matters otherworldly.Longtime listeners are well acquainted with the one who goes by SriMati—my in-house spiritual guru and better half. A human who is very good at many things, Julie is an accomplished yogi, healer, musician, chef, and mom to our four children. She’s also the bestselling author of three vegan cookbooks. She hosts the For The Life of Me podcast. She lords over Water Tiger, her online spiritual community. And she’s the CEO and ‘Mother Arc’ of SriMu, the best plant-based cheese in the known universe.Over the years, Julie has been a recurring source of spiritual wisdom on the podcast, dropping many a pearl on everything from parenting and creativity, to navigating conflict, managing relationships, dealing with financial hardship, and many other subjects.Today’s microphone communion with Julie is many things.It’s a dissection of our relationship within a global pandemic—and the powerful lessons we’ve learned throughout the year.And it holds exciting updates from SriMu and forthcoming offerings from Julie.But most of all, this is a conversation about the importance of knowing thyself. The transformative power of owning and standing in your truth. The courage it takes to face what you’re hiding (or hiding from). Finding peace through meditation and ritual. And forming a sacred relationship with yourself — while holding vision and space for the best in others.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Let’s take this wavelength higher, shall we?Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.Indeed delivers 4x more hires than all other job sites combined, so you can meet and hire great people faster. There are no long-term contracts and Indeed gives you full control so you only pay for what you need. Listeners can get a FREE SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR CREDIT to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/RICHROLL Offer is valid through March 31st. Terms and conditions apply.Daily Harvest: Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that are ready in five minutes or less. Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code RICHROLL to get $25 off your first box.quip: Gum that’s good for you, fun to chew, and easy to share. Quip’s sugar-free cavity-fighting gum supports good oral health with a long-lasting minty flavor. Pair it with a quip Electric Toothbrush, Refillable Floss, and more great products. Get a FREE quip gum dispenser with any refill plan at getquip.com/RICHROLL.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Julie: SriMati.com | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookPlantpower Meal Planner: meals.richroll.comSriMu Artisanal ‘Not Cheese’: SriMu.comJulie’s Book: This Cheese Is NutsJulie’s Podcast: For The Life of MeJulie’s Music: SriMatiJulie’s Jai Yoga Foundational SeriesRich and Julie’s Cookbooks: The Plantpower Way & The Plantpower Way: ItaliaNew York Times: Vegans Go GlamMindBodyGreen: Julie Piatt On How She Stayed Sane Through A Bankruptcy ScareNine: How to convert to a plant-based diet (without crawling back to meat)Book: Architecture Is A Social ActBook: Radiant RestNo Time To Waste Podcast: The King Of Transformation Rich RollGoFundMe: Hopi facing spiritual extinction due to Covid and in need of water – Please help!AZ Central: ‘We need water to survive’: Hopi Tribe pushes for solutions in long struggle for water*Since the recording of this episode, Oatly has received considerable backlash given the integrity of their investor, Blackstone.Related Podcasts:RRP #506 Taking care in The Time of CoronavirusRRP #485 Julie Piatt on Seeing the Divinity in EverythingRRP #465: Keep Evolving: Julie Piatt ReturnsRRP #387: The Power Of Ceremony And Ritual With Julie PiattRRP #361: AMORE! Rich & Julie On Relationships — Plus Italian Cuisine 2.0RRP #295: Ditching Dairy: The Doyenne Of Vegan Cuisine On Food As A Portal For TransformationRRP #254: How To Build An Authentic Brand with Julie PiattRRP #200: Let’s Talk About Death with Julie PiattRRP #333: How To Build A Conscious Relationship with Julie PiattRRP #343: Creative Partnerships with Julie PiattFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Leia Marasovich and Ali Rogers; Interstitial music by SriMati Music and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Optimize Your Brain: Team Sherzai On Fighting Cognitive Decline With Nutrition & Lifestyle

The Rich Roll Podcast

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Alzheimer’s isn’t a genetic inevitability. A diagnosis need not come with a death sentence. In fact, many things can be done to prevent & ameliorate cognitive decline. So let’s talk about it.Today we dive deep into brain health. More specifically, how you can maintain and optimize your cognitive functionality and take an insurance policy out against succumbing to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.Our guides for this exploration are husband and wife neurology duo Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, returning for a second turn on the podcast (if you missed it, RRP #330 is a must-listen).Affectionately known as Team Sherzai, Ayesha & Dean are the highly credentialed co-directors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where they study all things brain health, with a particular focus on lifestyle interventions to prevent cognitive decline and neurodegeneration.Because Alzheimer’s currently afflicts over 40 million people worldwide, I’m willing to bet most of you are directly or indirectly impacted by this affliction.The bad news is that there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s. And incidence is predicted to triple by 2050.What most don’t realize, however, is that 90% of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented.In fact, through simple diet and lifestyle changes, the Sherzai’s have experienced remarkable success in both preventing and significantly reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, dementia and cognitive decline in many of their patients, adding vibrant years to their lives.The science behind dementia, the non-interventional means to optimize brain health, and the many strategies to prevent cognitive decline are robustly explored in The Alzheimer’s Solution (the focus of our first podcast) and the Sherzai’s latest book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution.The solution might surprise you. It’s not due to a breakthrough in surgical procedures. It’s not the result of new pharmaceutical trials. It’s about food. Exercise. Restorative sleep. Community. And maintaining a life of purpose.Dr. Dean Sherzai, M.D., PhD., completed his medical and neurology residencies at Georgetown University with a subsequent fellowship in neurodegenerative diseases at the National Institutes of Health, followed by a second fellowship in Dementia and Geriatrics at the University of California, San Diego. He also holds two Masters Degrees; in advanced sciences at UCSD and a Masters in public health from Loma Linda University, received his Ph.D. in Healthcare leadership at Loma Linda/Andrews University and completed the executive leadership program at Harvard Business School.Dr. Ayesha Sherzai, M.D., finished two residencies at Loma Linda University; preventive medicine and neurology. She also holds a master’s in advanced sciences from UCSD. Subsequent to completing her residency Dr. Sherzai completed a fellowship in vascular neurology from Columbia University, and is currently enrolled to finish a PhD in women’s leadership. Ayesha also has a culinary degree, giving her a unique understanding of nutrition as a powerful tool for disease prevention.and now teaches large populations how to make tasty, easy, and healthy food for their brain health.Specific topics discussed today include:how the Sherzai’s are raising child geniuseshow COVID is devastating the Alzheimer’s communitythe latest science on brain health & cognition‘NEURO’ lifestyle interventions to promote brain healththe importance of Omega-3 fatty acids for brain healththe impact of a keto diet on brain healththe impact of a whole food plant-based diet on brain healthhow exercise enhances brain healththe importance of restorative restthe interior experience of suffering from Alzheimer’sthe total cost of Alzheimer’svascular health, amyloids, inflammation and stroke; andthe role genetics play in developing dementiaTo read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Break out a pen and paper because this one is dense, in-depth and potentially life-altering.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Athletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll to get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.On Running: Born in the Swiss Alps, On Running is the world’s fastest-growing running brand. From their patented cushioning system to their gorgeous minimal design aesthetic, On is my go-to for all my trail and road running needs with gear that fits, performs and looks great. To learn more go to on-running.com/richroll, pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece and run in it for 30 days after which you can keep ‘em or return ‘em for a full refund no questions asked.Audible: Audible has everything you love to listen to—all in one place. With an Audible membership, you can download titles and listen offline, anytime, anywhere. The app is free, and you can listen across devices without losing your spot. Audible is your playlist for life. New members can try it out for free for 30 days at audible.com/richroll or text RICHROLL to 500-500. Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% on your first purchase at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.SHOW NOTES:Team Sherzai: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTubeBook: The Alzheimer’s SolutionBook: The 30-Day Alzheimer’s SolutionBook: Walk Like An ElephantNEURO: The NEURO PlanLoma Linda Univ.: The Fight Against Alzheimer’sForbes: How To Keep Your Brain Healthy At Any Age, According To NeurologistsBarron’s: The Other Pandemic: What to Do About the Coming Alzheimer’s CrisisPR: ‘The Science Kids’Everyday Health: COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Rise in Alzheimer’s DeathsYouTube: Plant Paradox: Science or confirmation bias? by Team SherzaiThe Times: Do this couple have the cure for Alzheimer’s disease?Daily Mail: How to beat Alzheimer’s: Neurologists devise a plan to protect yourself and even reverse early symptomsBlue Zones: Researchers Say Most Alzheimer’s Disease Cases Are Preventable – Find Out HowObserver: Can Exercise, a Low-Salt Diet and Meditation Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease?Byrdie: Understanding the Proven Link Between Exercise and SleepMindBodyGreen: Neurologist-Approved Ways To Combat Cognitive Decline In Your 20s, 30s, 40s & BeyondI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. 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