Episode 16.27 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.
Segment One: Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counseling discusses how to reduce exposure to toxins in your environment; the use of plastic containers in food storage-cooking-serving; how to purify your water supply. When trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle, diet and exercise tend to get most of the attention. But there’s another critical step to living healthier: reducing your intake of toxic chemicals. In particular, chemicals known as endocrine disruptors can confuse your body by crossing wires in your hormonal system, which may in turn causes an increase or decrease in the production of various hormones. See entire article by Karen posted on this blog October 6, 2016:
Segment Two: Dr. Cole and Steve discuss the recent AC Joint Sprain suffered by Jimmy Garoppolo of the New England Patriots. Understanding the injury which can come from a direct blow and the decision to use injections vs. rest; getting the player back in the game without causing further injury.
The AC joint is made up of the clavicle (collarbone) and the acromion (what most refer to as the shoulder-blade). You can run your finger out on your collarbone to your shoulder and hopefully appreciate the location of the joint. Structurally this joint is important for stability, but in the case of throwing, there are a few other stabilizers that can compensate for a short time. Functionally this joint is important, as the shoulder complex relies on the humerus and scapula being in synch; however the AC joint should not be a major limiter to the throwing motion.
Segment Three: Thomas Delaur, Executive Body and Business Coach talks with Dr. Cole and Steve about increasing testosterone levels naturally; the importance of healthy fats in your diet; Finding the Balance between Body, Brain, Business and Family; how to harness your skills in business to optimize your body. Tapping into the levels of discipline that make you successful in one aspect of life, and correlating them with other aspects of their life and business.
We are constantly reminded of the work/life balance and how integral it is to a happy life. But I know that as a top performer the idea of balance can be de-motivating. I encourage my clients to reestablish their view on balance as not something that forces them to bring their work ethic down to other avenues of their life, but to bring those other avenues UP to the levels of discipline and focus that they have in the best areas of their life. If you’re in business, you’re hard wired for optimization, we just have to tap into it… using health and performance as the platform.