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Season 1 Episode 14: The Laughter Wellness Method with Sebastien Gendry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sebastien Gendry is an international expert in laughter for wellness and wellbeing. He has over 11 years of full-time experience working with thousands of people on four continents. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, National Public Radio, and many more national media. He is the creator of the Laughter Wellness method, an interactive practice focused on developing a positive attitude and designed to improve physical, mental, emotional and especially social wellbeing and integration. Sebastien currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants, a team of professional wellbeing experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Therapy, with students in 33 countries.

Sebastien played a major role in introducing Laughter Yoga in North America and other countries in the mid 2000s. He currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants a team of professional wellbeing experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Wellness, Laughter Yoga.

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After 3 years of a stress burnout, Sebastien began a journey to find ways to feel more happy in life. He studied many healing methods for body, mind, and spirit, such as energy work, yoga, and various naturopathic healing methods. At last he came to learn of community laughter clubs, around the world. The method began in India and is now practiced world-wide.

On this podcast, Sebastien shares the following ideas:

*5 Ways to tap into joy (sing, dance, laugh, play and everything else).

*Joy exists in the present moment and is a personal choice.

*Different ways to enjoy the healing benefits of laughter.

*The 10th annual laughter conference (attendees include health care professionals, business professionals, teachers and other service professionals, and many others who are committed to spreading wellness and wellbeing through laughter, joy and positivity.

*The benefits of laughter on physical health, mental health, social health, emotional health and spiritual health.

*Laughter utilizes both hemispheres of the brain and therefore boosts creativity and togetherness.

*Laughter benefits emotional health as it releases the feel-good-hormones: Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins.

*Laughter connects people socially as it gives them an opportunity to validate each other and reinforce social integration.

*Spirituality is also improved because laughter boosts all of the qualities that help people to become a better version of who they are and who they want to become.

*The brain, in a state of positivity, is 28 – 33% more productive than the brain in a neutral or negative state.

*Laughter improves immune function as it helps move lymph throughout the body 10 – 15 times faster.

*40 years of documented laughter research has shown that laughter is a powerful form of complimentary medicine.

*Physical Benefits of laughter have been validated and documented and are reliable and sustainable (and free).

Choosing to laugh in the face of adversity is a declaration of independence that stress, anxiety, fear, and hate have not and will not win. ~Sebastien Gendry

For additional Positivity Life Blogs about the wellness benefits of laughter, check out the following links:

Laughter is Still the Best Medicine https://www.positivitylife.com/laughter-is-still-the-best-medicine/

Humor is Healing https://www.positivitylife.com/humor-is-healing/

From Sebastien Gendry’s website:

Laughter Wellness Method: There Is A New Frontier In Wellness

 

We didn’t really know until recently how to use laughter as a sound and reliable therapeutic tool, but we do now and the results are unbelievable. There is an untapped force, contained within us, that has the power to totally change our lives. All we have to do in order to unlock this secret, is to simply start using it. The Laughter Wellness method shows you how to safely and reliably unlock the many healing benefits of laughter throughout people’s lifespan. It’s a unique, engaging, uplifting, stress-relieving, and fun whole-body well-being workout.

 

DA Sense of Humor

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Season1-Episode13: Seven BIG WHYS for Outside Exercise! [Podcast]

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Seven Whys for Outside Exercise


Hey Positivity Lifers!

Today’s QUICK WINS VLOG is about getting outside to exercise. Exercising outside daily is a great habit – one that can increase longevity and overall health and wellness.

Several years ago Rick wanted to begin a more consistent daily exercise program. Knowing that it’s easy to over exercise and then burnout when you first begin a new fitness program. Rick decided to start small – really small! In fact he only did one pushup per day (3 sets of one pushup, to be precise). I hate to admit it but I laughed when he first told me of his plan because I knew he was capable of more than one pushup. He told me that he was following a method. It was his own method, which he calls THE ONE PUSHUP METHOD and that his primary focus, at that beginning point, was just to build a habit – one that was easily repeatable and one that he would miss if he didn’t do it. Every week he increased his pushups and increased his routine. Now he exercises for about an hour 5 or 6 times per week. His one pushup method played a key role helping him establish that consistent habit of exercise. As often as possible, he does that exercise outside.

Most of us already know that getting outside to exercise has great health benefits, yet sometimes it can still be hard to find the motivation to establish that habit.

Here are 7 Big WHYs for outside exercise:

  1. Vitamin D (AKA the Sunshine Vitamin). We can get it from a dietary supplement, however the most beneficial form of Vitamin D is directly from sunlight. It only takes 10 – 20 minutes of mid-day sun to get what we need. Vitamin D helps our bodies in so many ways. It helps regulate the absorption of calcium, it helps reduce our chances of developing heart disease, it improves our immune system, it can help prevent many forms of cancer and has even been shown to help alleviate depression. For more information about the benefits of Vitamin D, click HERE.
  2. Cardiovascular healthBeing physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke (the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers). To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association’s recommendationgetting a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of both). Other organizations recommend one hour per day. If that sounds like too much, remember Rick’s one pushup method and start small, if you need to. Even just 10 minutes of outdoor exercise can be a great place to start.DailyExerciseAffirmation6
  3. Walking.One of the easiest exercises to do outside in nature is walking (And it sure beats walking on a treadmill). Besides all of the outdoor beauty that you get to enjoy when you’re walking, this easy exercise also builds up your calf muscle (sometimes called the Venus Heart). Did you know that your calf muscle is the second half of your cardio system? It’s important that we get it pumping everyday through walking. You can learn more about the benefits of walking on our Positivity Life Podcast, episode 10 with cardio/vascular expert, Steve Talbot.
  4. Fresh air is another one of the great perks of exercising outside. Indoor air can be full of dust and mold and other impurities. Freshly oxygenated outdoor air helps to clean our lungs and helps us get rid of toxins. Fresh air produces a healthy mind, clean lungs, and can give us a feeling of calm. There is just no substitute for fresh air.
  5. Socialize while you exercise! Have you noticed that exercise is always easier and more fun when you have a friend along? Conversation, laughter and socializing with an exercise buddy has a ton of health benefits and can greatly improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Besides that, exercising with a friend increases our motivation to do it again.
  6. Endorphins! Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins – those feel good hormones that stay with us and increase our well being throughout the day.
  7. Replenish. Exercise helps us detach from daily stressors and gives us a chance to replenish our reserves. Life can be busy for all of us and we need to take time to renew. Exercise gives us a chance to “refill our cup” so that there’s more of us to give to others, especially when busy careers and our family life call for our very best.

So start today and build a new habit of getting energized through daily exercise (outdoors, whenever possible).

For a good laugh on us, check out our Positivity Life BLOOPERS REEL (the one made from our crazy attempts to put this vlog together). Like exercise, laughter is also good for you, so we hope our bloopers bring you a few grins and maybe even some hearty, health promoting, big belly laughs!

THIS QUICK WINS VLOG from Positivity Life is not meant to replace medical advice. Always consult your physician before starting any new treatment or exercise program.

 

Season 1 Episode 12 : Achieving Optimal Health Through Plant-Based Nutrition with Margo Freitag [Podcast].

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Season 1 Episode 12 : Achieving Optimal Health Through Plant-Based Nutrition with Margo Freitag [Podcast]. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Margot Freitag is a certified whole foods plant based nutritionist, and the creator and owner of Taiga Whole Health. She specializes in nutrition education and the therapeutic use of a whole foods, plant-based diet for sustainable weight loss, … Read more

The Natural Remedies in Your Spice Rack with Kami McBride

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Season 1 Episode 11 : The Natural Remedies in Your Spice Rack with Kami McBride [Podcast].

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kami McBride demystifies the world of herbal medicine and has helped thousands of people get comfortable using herbal medicine and natural remedies to protect their family’s health. She empowers people to take care of common ailments, and feel confident they are doing the best they can to care for themselves naturally, whenever possible.

Over the past 25 years Kami has helped thousands of people unlock the secrets of their spice rack and learn just how simple it is to use common kitchen herbs and spices to prevent illness and become skillful in using natural home remedies as their primary wellness strategy.

Kami has also developed herbal curriculum for the University Of California San Francisco School of Nursing and for the Integral Health Department at the California Institute in Integral Studies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show. For short video on how to leave a rating and review, click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kami mentions the following benefits of using the herbs from your spice rack in this podcast:

  • Using herbs and spices can connect you to the traditions of your forefathers
  • Spices aid in the digestion of food, thereby improving gut health.
  • Using spices and herbs in your food can provide protection against disease.
  • Spices contain strong anti-microbial components that can help with both viral and bacterial infections.
  • Spices add variety to food and can add joy and creativity to your kitchen experience.

To learn more about our guest, Kami McBride, click the links below:

www.livingawareness.com

Book: The Herbal Kitchen
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Season 1 Episode 10 : The Amazing Benefits of Walking with Steven R. Talbot

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Season 1 Episode 10 : The Amazing Benefits of Walking with Steven R. Talbot [Podcast].

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the best exercises you could ever do is one of the very first exercises you learned as a child. It didn’t require a qualified trainer or any expensive classes. In fact, except for a little encouragement from a loving parent, you were self taught. That exercise is WALKING!!!

Today, Steven R. Talbot, an expert on vascular health, will share why the simplest exercise you can do is one of the most important for your health.

Steven R. Talbot is a Registered Vascular Technologist with over 30 years of experience in the field. He is currently the Technical Director of the Vascular Lab and also a Research Associate in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Steve was awarded the Pioneer Award by the Society for Vascular Technology for being the first to identify the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of venous disease. He has spent much of the last 30 years writing and lecturing on the subject.

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If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show. For short video on how to leave a rating and review, click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Steve mentions the following benefits of walking in this podcast:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases good cholesterol, and decreases bad cholesterol
  • Protects the arteries from developing plaque
  • Protects the veins from developing blot clots
  • Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes by 60%
  • Lowers the risk of dementia by 40%
  • Lowers the risk of cancer by 20%

Check our even more benefits of walking at this link.

To learn more about our guest, Steven R. Talbot click the links below:

http://www.daviespublishing.com/Steven-R-Talbot-RVT-FSVU-C122.aspx

https://faculty.utah.edu/u0111974-STEVEN_R_TALBOT/contact/index.hml

https://www.pegasuslectures.com/faculty/steve.php

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Reversing Diabetes with Food – Dr. Michael Greger

This video, by Dr. Michael Greger at NutritionFacts.org tells how research proves that Type 2 Diabetes can actually be REVERSED by a change in diet. In the video he shared a study that was done with Diabetics who changed their diet and were able to completely reverse their disease and then drop their medications (under doctor’s supervision … Read more

Which Foods Increase Happiness?

Can FOOD affect your MOOD? Does what we eat really make a difference in our psychological wellbeing? Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org., recently reported on how the food we eat truly can affect our level of happiness. In the following video,Michael Herschel Greger, discusses a growing body of literature suggesting that fruits and vegetables may actually have the potential to influence … Read more

The SUPER POWERS of Nutrition: Prevent, Treat & Reverse Chronic Disease.

Dr. Michael Greger, American physician, author and speaker has devoted his life to researching and then teaching about what we call the SUPER POWERS of nutrition. He states, “Healthy Diets can prevent,successfully treat and in many cases even reverse many of the chronic diseases that are killing people today…You can actually reverse heart disease, open … Read more