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In Episode #108 Ari sits down with Chris Kelly of NourishBalanceThrive, a digitally-based consulting firm with the end-goal of improving personal well-being by integrating the latest in modern scientific testing with age-old natural health solutions. During their conversation, Ari and Chris discuss the origins of NourishBalanceThrive, functional versus dysfunctional medicine and advantages of personal medical testing.
Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 23:41 – The introduction of Chris Kelly, the founder of Nourish, Balance, Thrive
- 24:15 – Chris shares some background on his story, particularly his health issues
- 26:57 – The Auto-Immune Protocol
- 28:38 – Genetics were not the sole cause of Chris’ condition
- 29:00 – Implementing dietary changes helped Chris dramatically improve his mental clarity
- 29:30 – Functional medicine versus dysfunctional medicine
- 32:40 – Specialists in the medical field can be totally uninformed as to the real solution to physical problems
- 34:15 – Other than the Auto-Immune Protocol, what are the some additional methodologies used by Chris?
- 34:55 – Adequate sleep
- 35:00 – Stress reduction
- 37:20 – Exercise
- 35:18 – Adrenal stress profile and the significance of high cortisol levels
- 36:35 – Cortisol defines circadian rhythm…when you can’t fall asleep, you are experiencing a corisol spike
- 38:00 – There is only one physiological response to stress and that is to put “long-term building projects” (immunity, fertility, digestion) on hold
- 40:12 – The cool thing about lab testing according to Chris
- 40:56 – Organic acid testing
- 42:45 – The common supplements that people are most frequently deficient in
- 44:23 – The majority of Chris’ clients are digital
- 45:58 – What information is typically garnered from stool testing?
- 48:00 – What are your Top 3 Personal Tips to be More Effective?
- 48:20 – Listen to the Less Doing Podcast
- 49:05 – Break the big problem down into steps; create a pseudo code to solve problems
- 49:44 – Take time to implement improvement strategies (guided meditation, better diet, exercise, etc.)
- 50:25 – Everybody has stress and there is no way to avoid it
- 51:10 – Understand that more is not more when it comes to exercise
- 51:30 – Only do cardio in forms where you love it, don’t just do it to do it.
- 51:40 – NourishBalanceThrive.com – 50% discount for anyone using the code: lessdoing
7 Key Points:
- Diet and environment can dramatically impact performance; don’t give up on self-improvement because of poor genetics
- The Auto-Immune Protocol is an extremely beneficial dietary methodology for lifestyle enhancement
- Obtaining adequate sleep, appropriate exercise and the right kind of exercise is essential to achieving mental clarity
- Cortisol defines the circadian rhythm
- There is only one physiological response to stress and that is to put “long-term building projects” (immunity, fertility, digestion) on-hold
- Break big problems into steps (pseudo-code) in order to better find resolutions
- More is not necessarily better when it comes to exercise, particularly regarding cardio
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Reviews, Comments and Questions:
- 01:47 – Question – “Hi Ari—First of all, of course, I want to say that I love the show. I’ve been trying to find a service the aggregates the best Tweets from my Twitter feed into an email so that I can still get a bunch of great information out of there without actually having to go into Twitter and look through a bunch of other stuff. If you know of anything like that out there, please let me know. Thanks!” – Juan Caicedo
- 02:12 – Answer from Ari