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BodyTalk with David Lesondak

By David Lesondak
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Fascia Update – FR:EIA Unveiled at BodyWorlds
Join me. online of course for the Unveiling of FR:EIA – the World’s first 3-D Human Fascia Focused Plastinate on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 6:00 pm CET (9:00am PST, 12:00noon EST, 5:00pm UK time) LIVE from the Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS Museum in Berlin, German. register for FREE: https://us06web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_fl1edf5KTKyQf6b8gQVUAA More about FR:EIA – Fascia Reveled: Educating Interconnected Anatomy The field of fascia research has undergone remarkable expansion and growth in the last decade, which is shaping the progression of many related fields. In order to further support fascia anatomy education, the imaging of fascia has also been expanding, but until now a true visualization has been a challenge. Based on this, the teams behind the BODY WORLDS Exhibitions and the Fascia Research Society joined forces to create an interdisciplinary team with the lofty goal to produce a full body plastinate, revealing the entire human fascial net, three-dimensionally. The result of this ambitious three-year project is the successful creation of the world’s first 3-D human fascia plastinate titled FR:EIA (Fascia Revealed: Educating Interconnected Anatomy). FR:EIA will become the new attraction and an integral part of the permanent collection at the BODY WORLDS Museum in Berlin. The minds behind the project and leading protagonists of the two organizations, Dr. Vladimir Chereminskiy and Gary Carter, are excited to reveal the first fascial focused whole-body plastinate, to the world. They will talk about the obstacles they faced and benefits now available through this unique specimen for medical and anatomical education. Dr. Robert Schleip, world-known fascia researcher and scientist, and Rachelle Clauson, fascia expert and author, will moderate this special online event. Don’t miss it!
02:55
November 21, 2021
Of Mice and Massage with Dr. Bo Ri Seo
You know those people who say you can't change tissue? Well I'm I am absolutely geeked to have Dr Bo Ri Seo as my guest today and she's going to explain otherwise.  She is the lead writer on of the most exciting papers I've read this year. I talked about on Episode 30, and now she's here on BodyTalk. You're going to love what she has to say! Massage doesn’t just make muscles feel better, it makes them heal faster and stronger Dr. Bo Ri Seo is a biomedical engineer who has been studying mechanobiology and mechanotherapy to develop therapeutic strategies for cancer and tissue regeneration. Her research interests are in tissue microenvironment engineering and regenerative immunoengineering. Her recent work has focused on understanding the immunoregulatory roles of mechanical loading on improving skeletal muscle regeneration as well as the impacts of physicochemical cues in stem cell division at a single cell level as a postdoctoral research fellow at Dr. David Mooney’s group at Harvard University and Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering. Prior to joining Mooney group at Harvard, Dr. Seo received her bachelor’s degree from Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, and obtained her doctoral degree under the mentorship of Dr. Claudia Fischbach in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. She recently joined Takeda as research scientist.
33:18
November 14, 2021
Finding Better Footing with James Earls
James Earls is a bodyworker and functional movement therapist. His passion is to bring a true and deep understanding of functional anatomy to therapists of all forms. James has written two books, ‘Born to Walk’ and ‘Understanding the Human Foot’ both of which put anatomy into context of normal, real-life movement. James has been a bodyworker for longer than he would rather say but David will let you know within the first 5 seconds of this podcast. As James has no kids to homeschool and no particularly healthy hobbies to keep him occupied during lockdown he decided to write another book which he is happy to shamelessly plug during this hour of rather rambling but ever so interesting chat with your gracious host DAVID LESONDAK! Training and stuff- - www.borntomove.com UK Book Orders - https://borntomove.com/shop/ US Book Orders - -  https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Human-Foot-Illustrated-Practitioners/dp/1623176573 Non-UK & USA Orders - https://www.bookdepository.com/Understanding-the-Human-Foot/9781913088262 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350453316300868?via%3Dihub
45:06
November 7, 2021
The Cadaverist – with Lauri Nemetz
Happy Halloween! Welcome to an encore presentation of my discussion with Lauri Nemetz about what it's like to work in a human cadaver lab! As some medical schools move away from dissection and towards virtual imaging to discover the inner reality of the body, many manual therapists, yoga teachers, and somatic therapists of all kinds are kicking it old school – by learning about anatomy and challenging themselves in cadaver labs. Adjunct Associate Professor at Pace University, master dissector, dance and yoga teacher Lauri Nemetz and I share tales from the lab and the lessons we learn about life when we study the dead. Laurice (Lauri) D. Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, ERYT500, C-IAYT Lauri is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pace University since 2004 and the 2020 President’s Award Honoree for Outstanding Contribution, a licensed Creative Arts Therapist, a member of the American Association for Anatomy, a board-certified member of the Academy of Dance/Movement Therapists, past President of the YTA (Yoga Teachers Association), a certified yoga teacher at the 500-hour level, a Stott Pilates instructor, certified yoga therapist (CIAYT), former faculty and dissector assistant for Anatomy Trains. Currently she is a dissector with several projects including the Fascial Net Plastination Project  and KNM Labs, a joint project with Leslie Kaminoff.  She has exhibited her artwork internationally with themes of anatomy and movement and also kayak guides on occasion!  She is ever curious and enjoys sparking conversation and new ways of thinking and moving. Her forthcoming book, The Myofascial System in Form and Movement will be published by Handspring Publishing in 2022. Lauri's website www.wellnessbridge.com Gil Hedley's website
48:46
October 31, 2021
Unpacking Back Pain with Linda Wheatland Smith
I met Linda working on the ICMT Conference, and I'm happy to have her on the pod this week as we discuss low back pain. She's a chiropractor and then some. Also, you're going to want to listen to the very end for a big surprise! Linda's website  Dr Linda's Back Pain pdf The ICMT Conference and webinar Support BodyTalk Dr. Linda Wheatland Smith is a chiropractor and certified acupuncturist. She is a 1982 graduate of Logan University and has been in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri for 39 years. She has post-graduate training in the diagnosis and treatment of muscular imbalances from Washington University School of Physical Therapy. Dr. Smith has taught at the graduate and post-graduate levels for Logan University, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and Washington University School of Physical Therapy. She has presented programs to Logan UNiversity's Spring Symposium and The Institute for Functional Medicine’s International Conference. Dr. Smith is the coauthor of two case studies in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine: Spontaneous Vertebral Artery Dissection Preempting Spinal Manipulative Therapy: A Patient Presenting With Neck Pain and Headache for Chiropractic Care and A Case Report of an Intermuscular Lipoma: presentation, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis. Dr. Smith has focused her practice on the comprehensive management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. She is compelled by the challenge of interrupting the cycle of repeated incidents of acute back pain with non-pharmacologic methods of care. She has developed an integrated, effective, and efficient protocol based on current research and clinical experience for managing these common and expensive conditions. Dr. Smith received the Humanitarian Award from Logan University for the creation of two chiropractic clinics serving the uninsured in the city of St. Louis. She was selected by Logan University as an outstanding alumnus and visionary.
34:58
October 24, 2021
Leonid Blylum and the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Light Touch
I've known Leonid for a long time, but it was his chapter in Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body that made me want to get him on the podcast. Leonid has some big and beautiful ideas about he science of bodywork. Also in this episode, William Shatner in space.  Leonid Blyum Bio  ABR Therapy Video On Amazing Movement Intelligence. Trust your Child. "The most profound experience I can imagine"  William Shatner talks minutes after his voyage to space. William Shatner talks with CNN’s Chris Cuomo about his history-making trip to space and why it made him feel overwhelming empathy for Earth
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October 17, 2021
Science Update with David: Proprioception and the Nobel Prize; Massage for Maximizing Muscle Healing & More!
A lot of science has happened this week you guys, and I'm going to unpack it for you. Here are the important links Scripps Research neuroscientist Ardem Patapoutian receives 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology 2021 Medicine Nobel Prize Winner Explains the Importance of Sensing Touch Massage doesn’t just make muscles feel better, it makes them heal faster and stronger The POD – www.discoverthepod.com Support BodyTalk  https://www.patreon.com/bodytalkradio
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October 11, 2021
Yoga and your Voice with Heather Lyle, creator of Vocal Yoga
Heather Lyle: NCVS Vocologist, B.M., M.M., F.V., E-RYT, C.Ht.  Heather Lyle is a graduate of the National Center of Voice and Speech’s Vocology Program with renown voice scientist Ingo Titze. In 2015 she studied at NYU Medical Center with the other most renown voice scientist in the world, Johan Sundberg and Dr. Brian Gill. 2017 Lyle was the key note presenter for professional actors and students at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and she was also a presenter at the Asian Voice and Speech Teacher’s Association in Singapore. January 2017 Lyle and Catherine Fitzmaurice took 28 people to India to teach Vocal Yoga® and Fitzmaurice Voicework® in Auroville, India. In 2016 Lyle taught a Vocology Course for the professional singers in Kolkata, India, public speaking skills for the upcoming teachers at Loreto College in Kolkata, sound healing in Southern India and Vocal Yoga at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.  Lyle spent 2014 in Kolkata, India where she worked with the educational division of the TV show “Indian Idol” creating vocal pedagogy for the new singing academies that opened last all over India year. Lyle also taught for Probir Guha’s acclaimed “Alternative Living Theatre. Heather Lyle is considered one of the leading voice teachers in Los Angeles for singers, actors, public speakers. She is a dedicated educator who received her Bachelor and Master Degrees in voice, specializing in singing, diction and speech science graduating summa cum laude. A winner of the prestigious California University Sally Casanova Doctoral Scholarship, Lyle completed advanced doctoral voice research and a doctoral internship in vocal pedagogy at the Indiana University School of Music under the tutelage of renown voice teacher Paul Kiesgen. Heather Lyle is also a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and has taught in the Fitzmaurice Teacher Certification Program numerous times. Fitzmaurice Voicework is one of the leading voice works for actors today, taught at Harvard, Juilliard and professional acting conservatories. Lyle teaches singing and vocal technique for the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts and Santa Monica College. She also teaches speaking skills for the doctoral economics and finance students attending the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Lyle has also taught for LA Mission College, the Los Angeles High School for the Arts, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Loyola Marymount’s Yoga and the Healing Sciences Program, Studio 5 in New York,  Seydways Acting Studio in Hollywood, numerous other acting schools, and the private sector. Internationally she has taught for “Indian Idol Academy” Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Loreto College and Probir Guha’s acclaimed “Alternative Living Theatre”. Lyle is the founder of the patented Vocal Yoga Method®, a somatic voice work synthesizing techniques from Yoga, Pranayama, Alexander Technique, Physical Therapy, Roy Hart, the Bel Canto School of Singing, Qi Gong, kirtan chanting, primal voice work, circle singing and voice science to free the voice. Lyle began her practice of yoga at age 14 through the influence of her father, yoga teacher Auro Arindam. She has been a life long student of Integral Yoga and a devotee of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. www.vocalyoga.com
58:37
October 3, 2021
Perspectives on Massage Therapy with Pioneer Sandy Fritz
Massage Therapy pioneer Sandy Fritz brings 40 + years of experience as a therapist, textbook writer,  and founder of the Health Enrichment Center School for Therapeutic Massage in a lively convo about the current state of massage therapy, how therapists get in their own way, the International consortium project and more! Links https://www.patreon.com/bodytalkradio Sandy Fritz's Amazon page  Health Enrichment Center International Consortium of Manual Therapies
01:03:59
September 26, 2021
More than Doshas – Ayurvedic Medicine with Kerry Harling
Kerry Harling Ayurveda Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and Ayurvedic Marma Therapist Kerry’s ethos as a health professional is that health is NOT one size fits all. Each of us is unique, and as such require individualized treatment. Her philosophy on health and medicine began when, as part of her graduate studies, she observed the effects of environmental toxins on human health — toxins which left patients with a myriad of symptoms that didn’t have a specific diagnosis. She has since dedicated her life to developing an integrative approach to medicine that combines the individualized approach of Ayurveda with the benefits of modern technology, such as genetics. By combining the wisdom of eastern medicine with the breakthroughs of western technology, she is able to create wellness plans for her patients that are personalized down to the molecular level. Kerry has a B.S. in Neuroscience, a Masters in Education, and has studied at The Kripalu School For Ayurveda and the world renowned Ayurveda Institute. She is the CEO of The Holistic Highway, where she helps her clients achieve optimal health through customized health services and programs. She also has a practice at The University Of Pittsburgh’s Center For Integrative Medicine, runs the Ayurveda Sanctuary nationally, is a registered practitioner with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), member of Yoga Alliance, and the owner of the TEDx Talk, "Context Is Everything." Ayurveda article, Spring 2015 newsletter (PDF) The Modern Dosha Quiz: https://theholistichighway.com/quiz/ Complimentary Consult: https://theholistichighway.com/get-in-touch/ The 25-Day Ayurveda Cleanse: https://theholistichighway.com/book/
37:00
September 19, 2021
Gliding and Sliding with Rebecca Pratt on Hyaluronan
In this episode we talk about the the WD-40 of the body, hyaluronan, or hyaluronic acid, with subject matter expert Professor Rebecca Pratt, who recently published an excellent paper on the subject entitled Hyaluronan and the Fascial Frontier. Case study by Dr Antonio Stecco featuring imaging of densified hyaluronan pre and post treatment can be found here. Methodological Approaches for Whole Person Research Workshop More on Rebecca Pratt  Dr. Pratt joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine faculty in January 2018 as a tenured Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies teaching anatomy. Dr. Pratt joined OUWB from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), where she was a Professor of Anatomy, Embryology, Neuroanatomy, Physiology and Histology for seven years. Before that, Dr. Pratt was an Associate Professor of Anatomy and the Director of Histology at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV for four years. Prior to that, Dr. Pratt worked as an Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University and as a post-doc at Purdue University. Her scholarly endeavors focus on student-led anatomy dissection projects, surgical anatomy and the longitudinal implementation of radiology and clinical imaging within the undergraduate medical curriculum. Currently, Dr. Pratt serves as an elected Board Member of the American Association of Anatomy (AAA). She has also served a term as a Board Member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomy. Dr. Pratt has been Chair of the Educational Affairs Committee, Professional Development Committee and Committee for Early Career Anatomists within AAA. Highlights of her academic career include receiving the Basmajian Award (AAA) for outstanding research, leadership and teaching in the field of anatomy and the Keith and Marion Moore Award (AAA) for her manuscript on histology education. Dr. Pratt has also been the recipient of numerous teaching awards including five consecutive Golden Apples at MSUCOM. She has been an invited speaker for the International Association of Medical Science Educators in St. Andrews, Scotland and Leiden, Netherlands. Currently, Dr. Pratt also serves the medical community as a Visiting Anatomy Professor at Weill Cornell School of Medicine and St. George University School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt has been published in and peer-reviewed manuscripts for leading journals such as Clinical Anatomy, Anatomical Sciences Education, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and Cell Biology. Dr. Pratt received her dual B.S. in Zoology and Botany/Plant Pathology at Michigan State University and her Ph.D. in Cell Biology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indian, where she pursued biochemical oncology research with an emphasis on tyrosine kinase signaling in breast cancer cells in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Kinch. At Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine, she was the Lab Director for a number of courses, including clinical anatomy, neuroanatomy, genitourinary, cardiology and respiratory. She also served the university as a member of MSUCOM Admissions, as the MSUCOM Chair of the Student Retention and Promotion Committee and on the MSU Faculty Senate and University Council for President Lou Anna K Simon. Email: rebeccapratt@oakland.edu
29:13
September 12, 2021
Encore Presentation – Sasha Chaitow on Vitalism, Holism, and many other isms and ologies
Special encore presentation of one of my favorite episodes this year. Hope you're enjoying your summer! Support the show! https://www.patreon.com/bodytalkradio
01:03:53
August 15, 2021
Brian Degenhardt and the International Consortium on Manual Therapies
I'm very excited to have Brian Degenhardt, DO one of the founders of The International Consortium of Manual Therapies – and exciting new collective the International Consortium on Manual Therapies. If you are an osteopath, chiropractor, structural integrator, massage therapist, physical therapist, or some manual therapy that falls between those labels – you're going to love this episode! Find out more here www.icmtconference.org
39:17
August 8, 2021
James Nestor, author of Breath – Encore Presentation
James joins me for the inaugural episode of the 'pod as we dive deep into Breath, one of my favorite books of 2020. James is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, Surfer's Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more. in 2021 Breath will be translated into 30 languages! His website is  https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/ Buy the book
47:49
August 1, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Paul Duprex
COVID numbers are trending up everywhere right now, due to the Delta variant and the fact that we don't have enough people vaccinated yet. Today my guest is Dr Paul Duprex, Director at the Center for Vaccine Research and Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Here's more on his bona fides  Says Dr Duprex: “I’m a firm believer in the need for scientists to engage with the public and have meaningful conversations on the value of vaccines. That’s why I enjoy Twitter and tweet as @10queues."  This is a very special and timely episode of BodyTalk and I hope you'll share it with your loved ones. And, as we discussed on the pod, here is the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
50:45
July 28, 2021
Inner Inquries #1 – Answering Your Questions with Liz Stewart, Chap Atwell, and Sasha Chaitow
Welcome to the first episode of Inner Inquiries, where we answer questions from you the listener – only on BodyTalk
35:60
July 25, 2021
Robert Schleip on Fascia in Sport and Movement
Robert Schleip is one of the founding fathers of modern fascia science. Robert, along with Tom Findley, spearheaded the first Fascia Research Congress at the Harvard School of Medicine in 2007.  The 6th Fascia Congress will be held in Montreal in 2022. Robert remains at the forefront of fascia research. His new book Fascia in  Sport and Movement (co-edited with Jan Wilke, can be found here Save 15%  Enter the Promo Code bodytalk15  (US & UK only) when you order at the above link
01:01:31
July 18, 2021
PJ O'Clair on Fitness, Fascia, and the Importance of Interoception
PJ is an internationally award-winning health and fitness expert., who guides her audience seamlessly through each workout with her positive personality and boundless energy. She is well known in both the consumer and professional markets as a movement innovator inspiring her local clients and fitness professionals from around the world. PJ specializes in TRX®, STOTT PILATES® and Fascial Movement Therapy and has appeared in numerous fitness DVDs and digital platforms. In her spare time, PJ, along with her husband Freddy, is an avid cyclist and participates in many charitable events. https://ondemand.pjoclair.com https://pjoclair.com Instagram: pjoclairinc https://www.facebook.com/PJOClairInc
56:32
July 11, 2021
Tom Findley on Research Project Design
MD, structural integrator, co-founder of the Fascia Research Congress Tom Findley joins us for this special episode. This  lecture is from my archives and goes way back to the first Fascia Summer School at Ulm University in 2010.  It's a gem. Listen to how inspiring and inspired Tom could be in this warm, witty, and generous lecture.  Also, the 4th of July was Tom's favorite holiday. He loved fireworks.
01:03:46
July 4, 2021
Episode #18 Trailer – more with Tom Findley
Audio clip from episode #18 with Tom Findley
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July 1, 2021
Carol Davis on the Importance of Research, and Why it Sometimes Goes Sideways, and a Lot More
Hey Everybody! This ones a barn burner! RCTs, near-death experiences, vitalism vs. materialism, bad New Age experiences... we go to all the places! Carol and I don't always agree, but we love talking about the possibilities and you're going to enjoy listening. Extensive show notes on this one! Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD,MS, FAPTA is Professor Emerita and immediate past Vice Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami Florida. She is also a manual therapist in active clinical practice, primarily treating patients with cervical and lumbar spine pain utilizing energy-based manual therapy, myofascial release, along with exercise. Dr. Davis is an international lecturer and consultant and a respected author in rehabilitation literature. She is the author of Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation, and Patient-Practitioner Interaction, both published by Slack Books, Inc., and several text book chapters, many focusing on the science of energy medicine and complementary therapies. She has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals. Her areas of scholarly interest include educating students in the affective domain, particularly in professional interactions in health care, ethics, empathy , and using the self as a therapeutic presence with patients. In addition she is interested in reading and translating for broad understanding the essentials of quantum physics and how sub atomic particles affect our physiology and cellular function. Dr. Davis has traveled to several countries as a consultant in these two main areas of her interest, and has received many honors. She has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow – the highest honor that a physical therapist can receive by this professional organization. Links Intravenous laser blood irradiation with the Weberneedle® Endo Laser A New Definition of Pain: Update and Implications for Physical Therapist Practice and Rehabilitation Science The Levels of Evidence and their role in Evidence-Based Medicine A re-analysis of the Cochrane Library data: the dangers of unobserved heterogeneity in meta-analyses Sustained release myofascial release as treatment for a patient with complications of rheumatoid arthritis and collagenous colitis: a case report
01:07:35
June 27, 2021
Ann and Chris Frederick on the Science of Stretching
This week the pod goes on the road! I was recently in Arizona taking my Level II for Fascial Stretch Therapy, brought my microphone and got to sit down face-to-face with Ann and Chris Frederick for this episode of the pod! Ann and Chris have been dear friends for years. If you get the chance ask Chris to tell you about when we met. In was on a train in Germany, and an overnight flight was involved. He tells it way better than I can! The Core 4 on the Floor www.stretchtowin.com Ann Frederick Ann Frederick created the Stretch to Win® system. This system includes assisted stretching Fascia Stretch Therapy™ (FST™), group self-stretch LifeStretch®. Both systems are movement- based stretching for greater mobility, speed and proprioceptive enhancement. Ann established herself as the game changing “StretchLady” for the NFL, doing FST at the Olympics in 1996, 3 Super Bowls, multiple national championships and for 25 seasons with the best in the league. Chris Frederick Chris Frederick co-created the Stretch to Win® system with founder and wife Ann Frederick. He has been a practicing physical therapist since 1989, focusing on manual therapy, Fascia Stretch Therapy™ and corrective movement and exercise. Ann and Chris have co-authored two books both in their 2nd edition “Stretch to Win” and “Fascial Stretch Therapy”. Chris is also contributing author of many other books including the chapter on flexibility and mobility for National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Specialization. Save 15%  Enter the Promo Code bodytalk15  (US & UK only) when you order Fascial Stretch Therapy direct from Handspring Publishing.
36:43
June 20, 2021
Dr. Karl Holtzer on Functional Medicine
On this episode of the pod we talk to Dr. Karl Holtzer, who is one of my colleagues at UPMC's Center for Integrative Medicine, and a dear friend. In this episode we cover myriad aspects of health and medicine.  A functional medicine approach evaluates the whole person based on a number of factors which may contribute to health conditions, such as nutritional deficiencies, dietary intolerance, toxicity, abnormal gut microbiome (the healthy bacteria we all carry), hormonal dysfunction, and inflammation. Specialized testing can confirm the areas causing an individual to experience difficulties. These imbalances can be addressed through changes in diet, the judicious use of supplements, and stress management techniques. This approach can also contribute to the care for individuals with chronic health conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes. Functional Medicine – A Different Way to Approach Health. Karl Holtzers's website  Institute for Functional Medicine
57:57
June 13, 2021
Liz Stewart and Chap Atwell on fascia and group dynamics, tensegrity, non-verbal communication, supervision, structural integration and more!
I'm not sure how it's possible, but we go everywhere in today's pod. I can haz all of the things. Enjoy! Chap Atwell is  the founder of EYE DREAM, a weeklong group retreat designed to promote the integration of ocular retinal stimulation with ambient light to promote right brain integration and the resolution of creative blockages. He also enjoys blending the practice of medicine, the soul of psychiatry, and the art of group therapy in his favorite research area—decoding body language as bridge to emotional immediacy. Liz Stewart has been working online for the past 8 years and  brings her experience in Structural Integration, movement awareness, Polyvagal Theory, neural vascular techniques, Modern Group Psychotherapy, TraumaDynamics®, decoding body language and business management
55:58
June 6, 2021
Susan Lowell de Solórzano on Biotensegrity and Connecting
This is a fun one. Really, we just roll with it. The emerging science of biotensegrity provides a fresh context for re-thinking our understanding of human movement, but its complexities can be formidable. Bodywork and movement professionals looking for an accessible and relevant guide to the concept and application of biotensegrity need look no further than Everything Moves: How biotensegrity informs human movement. Susan Lowell de Solórzano developed her understanding of biotensegrity and its practical relevance to therapists over years of direct study with the concept’s originator, Stephen M. Levin, MD. In this beautiful book she makes biotensegrity accessible through experiential activities and exercises. Buy Everything Moves: How biotensegrity informs human movement The Biotensegrity Archive
46:07
May 30, 2021
Tom Myers on Maintaining Kinesthesia in a Digital World, and 20 Years of Anatomy Trains
I sit down with author, anatomist, structural integrator, and educator Tom Myers.  Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy. An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. Tom is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed),  co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010, 2017), co-author of Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide (2019), author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles, and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Anatomy Trains, and has also written extensively for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Elsevier). He has also produced over 20 online learning courses with Anatomy Trains, and others in collaboration with various body-minded professional groups. Tom lives and sails on the coast of Maine in the USA. Tom and his team deliver professional development courses and certification in Structural Integration worldwide. www.anatomytrains.com
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May 23, 2021
Dr. Angeli Akey on Hormones
My friend, and co-editor of Fascia, Function, and Medical Applications, Dr. Angeli Akey is today's guest. Did you know Vitamin D has been reclassified as a hormone? I sure didn't. DHEA, estogen, cortisol, testosterone we unpack all of that and more. Angeli Maun Akey, MD, FACP, ABOIM/ ABIHM Dr. Akey of FIRRIMup™ Doctors’ Good Medicine is board-certified in internal medicine and integrative and holistic medicine. In addition, she has trained in functional and regenerative medicine. Dr. Akey has been in clinical practice for more than 25 years. She is also the founding medical director of North Florida Integrative Medicine, Ageless Medical Solutions, and formerly the Palm Beach Institute of Preventive Medicine. Her interests in other healing traditions have led her to teach at the Florida School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Currently, she specializes in early-stage detection, delay, and reversal of chronic diseases. Dr. Akey’s undergraduate experience was at the University of Florida, where she was accepted on five academic scholarships and a music scholarship. She was subsequently the youngest person ever admitted to the University of Florida’s College of Medicine in the Junior Honors Medical Program, where she graduated with high honors. Dr. Akey did her internal medicine residency, taught as an assistant clinical professor, and served as a chief resident at Yale University. She mentors pre-health care professionals and medical students in her office to teach them the FIRRIMup™ model for whole-person wellness. The FIRRIMup™ model is an approach to navigating and solving complex medical problems. This is described in detail in Dr. Akey’s book, “Fine Tune Your Hormone Symphony” (2011). She is the co-author of "Kick Covid-19 to the Curb" guidebook (2020) and co-editor of "Fascia, Function and Medical Applications" (2020). Dr. Akey is a sought-after speaker at home and abroad where she has taught and presented the FIRRIMup™ model in the USA, Brazil, the Caribbean, Poland, Spain, Italy, and France. She currently lives with her family in her hometown of Gainesville, Florida, USA. ADAM Questionnaire Hormone Balance Inventory WHO-5 Well Being Index Oura Ring Why Zebra's Don't Get Ulcers
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May 16, 2021
Jill Miller on Rolling and the Democratization of Self Care
Jill drops by the pod to talk about how to really get to know your body and making self-care available to all. She also shares her origin story, the importance of soft tools vs. hard tools, satellite dishes and even a zombie movie!  Would I kid? Always great to talk with my buddy Jill! Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics and pain management. Her unique self-care fitness programming has been adopted by global gym chains Equinox. 24 Hour Fitness, Yoga Works and integrated into clinical practice and athletic facilities across the globe. Jill is the former anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal Magazine and featured in multiple publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, O, Shape, Women’s Health and featured on the Today Show and Oprah Winfrey Network. She is the author of the bestselling book The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and Live Better in your Body. She is also a contributing author to “Fascia, Function and Medical Application.” She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She is currently writing her second book. www.tuneupfitness.com SOCIAL: Insta @yogatuneup  FB: /jillmillerfaust 1.  Roll Model Therapy Balls: www.tuneupfitness.com 2.  The Roll Model, A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller Victory Belt Publishing www.amazon.com 3.  Understanding Fascia and the Benefits of Myofascial Release https://www.tuneupfitness.com/blog/fascia-myofascial-release/ 4.  Muscle Recovery: What to do about Sore Muscles https://www.tuneupfitness.com/blog/muscle-recovery/ 5.  Vagus Nerve info: https://www.tuneupfitness.com/blog/vagus-nerve/ 6.  Roll Model Mama – pre & post-natal self massage. https://www.tuneupfitness.com/roll-model-mama-kit-online-video 7. Jill Miller and Katy Bowman:  Walking Well - A Stepwise Approach to an Everyday Movement  https://try.tuneupfitness.com/walking-well/ 8. Take Classes with Jill Miller daily: https://www.tuneupfitness.com/evolution-series
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May 10, 2021
Jaap van der Wal Part 2 – Exploring the Body/Mind
In part 2, Jaap and I discuss the development of the embryo, where consciousness begins, and speculate about what lies beyond. Jaap van der Wal born 1947 has served as Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in Anatomy and Embryology at various universities and colleges in the Netherlands from 1973 (in which he received his medical degree) until 2012. As a researcher, he specialized in the functional anatomy of the Postural and Locomotor Apparatus with an emphasis on the organization of connective tissue (and later: fascia) and the significance of architecture and tensegrity in human movement and standing. Since 2009, he has contributed to modeling and research on fascia, continuously emphasizing that a one-sided anatomical approach of the body is a reductionist one that can be complemented with an architectural and a biotensegral view on the organization of the body where fascia can be considered as the 'fabric' of the body. But his primary passion has remained human embryology and morphology, in search of the meaning of the forms of the human organism. For over 25 years he has been giving courses and seminars on what he calls The Embryo in Us. One of the themes is that our body is not a spatial structure built up of parts but a lifelong process and appearance in time. That also forms, that also anatomy is behavior. That we are not the product of our bodies but that our bodies are created and maintained by ourselves. That is "The Embryo in Us": we do not only have a body, we are our body. We are a being of mind and body with mind and body as indissoluble psychosomatic unity; the whole body therefore and not just a particular organ or domain like  brain or central nervous system. "With respect I can find in the embryo tentative answers to questions about the meaning of human existence". All of this comes together in the concept, endorsed by him, of the triune nature of the human body, in all directions in all dimensions and directions, as a logical consequence of the idea that we are beings of mind and body. The so-called Triune Man -[ Man is Mind, Motion, Matter (AT Still). On Jaap's website www.embryo.nl (in three languages) under the heading Knowledge Bank many articles, chapters and other publications of Jaap as well as some comprehensive PowerPoint presentations can be found and downloaded. Go to https://www.embryo.nl/831-ArticlesEmbryosophy-EN or download via https://bit.ly/3qLOpG1 (Dropbox) Erich Blechschmidt – A Biodynamic Approach to Development from Conception to Birth
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May 9, 2021
Jaap van der Wal Part 1 – Exploring the BodyMind
Jaap van der Wal born 1947 has served as Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in Anatomy and Embryology at various universities and colleges in the Netherlands from 1973 (in which he received his medical degree) until 2012. As a researcher, he specialized in the functional anatomy of the Postural and Locomotor Apparatus with an emphasis on the organization of connective tissue (and later: fascia) and the significance of architecture and tensegrity in human movement and standing. Since 2009, he has contributed to modeling and research on fascia, continuously emphasizing that a one-sided anatomical approach of the body is a reductionist one that can be complemented with an architectural and a biotensegral view on the organization of the body where fascia can be considered as the 'fabric' of the body. But his primary passion has remained human embryology and morphology, in search of the meaning of the forms of the human organism. For over 25 years he has been giving courses and seminars on what he calls The Embryo in Us. One of the themes is that our body is not a spatial structure built up of parts but a lifelong process and appearance in time. That also forms, that also anatomy is behavior. That we are not the product of our bodies but that our bodies are created and maintained by ourselves. That is "The Embryo in Us": we do not only have a body, we are our body. We are a being of mind and body with mind and body as indissoluble psychosomatic unity; the whole body therefore and not just a particular organ or domain like  brain or central nervous system. "With respect I can find in the embryo tentative answers to questions about the meaning of human existence". All of this comes together in the concept, endorsed by him, of the triune nature of the human body, in all directions in all dimensions and directions, as a logical consequence of the idea that we are beings of mind and body. The so-called Triune Man -[ Man is Mind, Motion, Matter (AT Still). On Jaap's website www.embryo.nl (in three languages) under the heading Knowledge Bank many articles, chapters and other publications of Jaap as well as some comprehensive PowerPoint presentations can be found and downloaded. Go to https://www.embryo.nl/831-ArticlesEmbryosophy-EN or download via https://bit.ly/3qLOpG1 (Dropbox) Erich Blechschmidt – A Biodynamic Approach to Development from Conception to Birth Matt Haig – How to Stop Time  Alive Inside – a Story of Music and Memory
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May 2, 2021
Tom Findley, The Final Interview
Many of you know Dr. Thomas W. Findley from his many papers, chapters, books, and forewords. But to me, and all of those who knew and loved him, he was Tom Findley. Tom was a genius, but never thought of himself that way.  He always recognized that everyone has something to contribute. And I was lucky enough to call him my friend. It's with great joy that in this time of sadness that I can present to you this interview which we agreed to release posthumously.  Thomas Findley, MD, PhD, is a professor at Rutgers, the state University of New Jersey, in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ. He has been conducting research of some sort from a very early age, and for most of his professional life juggled research, clinical and family life. His career has focused on connecting clinical practice, basic theory, and applied measurements in rehabilitation research, with a heavy dose of mathematical modeling. He did his residency training and PhD in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota, 1977 – 1983. In 1999, he became an advanced practitioner of Rolfing Structural Integration, and in 2007 he founded the International Fascia Research Congress. Positioned between the science and clinical practice of both fascia and exercise, his current research focuses on exercise and cancer metastasis. Joint Conference on Acupuncture, Oncology, and Fascia
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April 25, 2021
Sasha Chaitow on Building Bridges With and Within Medicine and the Medical Community
Sasha Chaitow PhD is an interdisciplinary scholar with a doctorate in cultural history, an MA in history, another in Literature and a BA in Communication Studies. She is also a practicing visual artist, teacher and author. As a researcher she has published work tracing the evolution of cultural narratives in the history of ideas, while more recently she has focused more closely on the history and philosophy of medicine. For the past 20 years she has taught language/literary arts and trained faculty in critical thinking for the young adult classroom, and she is an instructor in scientific manuscript development at the University of Patras, Greece. She is author of two books and is Series Editor for the "Leon Chaitow Library" (Elsevier) overseeing revisions of her father's textbooks. She is pursuing post-doctoral research in the medical humanities exploring points of convergence between integrative and biomedical education and practice. Sasha's website: www.sashachaitow.co.uk Leon Chaitow's website: www.leonchaitow.com Relevant articles: The Devil is in the Third Year:a longitudinal study of erosion of empathy in medical school  (mentioned in the discussion) Listen, my Body Electric: Narrative Medicine and the Holistic Revolution in Biomedicine Part 1 Intelligent Fascia? Science, Pseudoscience, and the Communication Battle
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April 11, 2021
Gary Carter and Rachelle Clauson on the Fascial Net Plastination Project
The Fascial Net Plastination Project is breaking new ground in visualizing the reality of your fascial body. Join me and my good mates Gary and Rachelle as we share the triumphs and the challenges of this on-going project and tell a few stories that, even if you're familiar with the project, you've probably never heard before! Extensive show notes below Gary Carter  Rachelle Clauson Bodyworlds The Plastinarium Fascia, Function, and Medical Applications: Chapter 3: The Fascial Net Plastination Project, by Rachelle Clauson Movement Integration: The Systemic Approach to Human Movement: Chapter 17: Variationa on Myofascial Slings and Continuities by Gary Carter Fascia Research Society - Plastination Project  Massage & Bodywork Magazine Sept/Oct 2018: The Human Fascial Net Plastination Project  Fascia In a NEW LIGHT: the Exhibition, 2018. Audio-visual guide on the Otocast App: Free Download search for “fascia” for free access to exhibit  The Fascial Net Plastination Project on Facebook  The Fascial Net Plastination Project on YouTube  The Fascial Net Plastination Project is a collaboration of the Fascia Research Society, Somatics Academy, Gubener Plastinate, GmbH, and Body Worlds. The Fascial Net Plastination Project has been and continues to be supported by many dedicated individuals worldwide with particular contributions from the following: Directed by Dr. Robert Schleip, Prof. Carla Stecco, with assistance from John Sharkey MSc; in cooperation with Gubener Plastinate GmbH, Prof. Gunther von Hagens, Dr. Angelina Whalley, Rurik von Hagens, Dr. Vladimir Chereminskiy, Daniela Seifert, Tilo Heinrich, and Rico Nitsche; with the academic supervision of Romed Hoermann, Tuulia Luomala, Irina Mischewski, and Mika Pihlman. Special thanks go to the Scientific Advisory Board Dr. Ekkehard Geipel, Gil Hedley PhD, Prof. Werner Klingler, Dr. Hanno Steinke, and A/Prof. Ming Zhang; and the External Scientific Advisors Jaap van der Wal PhD, Prof. Rainer Breul, and Prof. Magdalena Mueller-Gerbl. The Fascial Net Plastination Project would not have been possible without the Remarkable Volunteer Team: Jihan Adem, Ali AlMarzouq, Einat Almog, Eryn K Apanovitch, Cíntia Báril, Gary Carter, Tjasa Cerovsek Landes, Anthony Chrisco, Rachelle L Clauson, Alison Coolican, Walter Dorigo, Libby Eason, Eric Franklin, Johannes Freiberg, Markus Friedlin, Andreas Haas, Beverly Johnson, May Kesler, Cosmina Krieger, Elizabeth Larkam, Tuulia Luomala, Tracey Mellor, Bernd Machel, Fauna Moore, Divo Mueller, Alexandra Müller, Sivan Navot, Lauri Nemetz, Jo Phee, Francesca Philip, Mika Pihlman, Bruce Schonfeld, Yap Poh Sim, Alison Slater, Gina Tacconi-Moore, Joel Talsma, Stefan Westerback, and Adrian Woolley; and the Exhibition Committee Gary Carter, Rachelle L. Clauson, Tjasa Cerovsek Landes, Lauri Nemetz, Stefan Westerback and Otocast. Thank you!
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April 4, 2021
Lauri Nemetz on the Unbearable Liveliness of Cadavers
As some medical schools move away from dissection and towards virtual imaging to discover the inner reality of the body, many manual therapists, yoga teachers, and somatic therapists of all stripes are kicking it old school – by learning and challenging their assumptions about the body in cadaver labs. Adjunct Associate Professor at Pace University, master dissector, dance and yoga teacher Lauri Nemetz and I share tales from the lab and the lessons we learn about life when we study the dead. Laurice (Lauri) D. Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, ERYT500, C-IAYT Lauri is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pace University since 2004 and the 2020 President’s Award Honoree for Outstanding Contribution, a licensed Creative Arts Therapist, a member of the American Association for Anatomy, a board-certified member of the Academy of Dance/Movement Therapists, past President of the YTA (Yoga Teachers Association), a certified yoga teacher at the 500-hour level, a Stott Pilates instructor, certified yoga therapist (CIAYT), former faculty and dissector assistant for Anatomy Trains. Currently she is a dissector with several projects including the Fascial Net Plastination Project  and KNM Labs, a joint project with Leslie Kaminoff.  She has exhibited her artwork internationally with themes of anatomy and movement and also kayak guides on occasion!  She is ever curious and enjoys sparking conversation and new ways of thinking and moving. Her forthcoming book, The Myofascial System in Form and Movement will be published by Handspring Publishing in 2022. Lauri's website www.wellnessbridge.com Gil Hedley's website
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March 28, 2021
Neil Theise on the Simplicity of Complexity, or Why That Thing You Think is a Thing Isn't a Thing
Buckle up and hang on as David explores everything from atoms, to cells, to the body, to the universe (with plenty of laughs along the way) with physician-scientist, anatomist,  and philosopher Neil Theise! Neil  is Professor of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine and attending physician at NYU Langone Health. Theise is considered a global thought leader, and has extended his work to areas of theoretical biology, defining a “post-modern biology.” As an adult stem cell researcher, his series of discoveries became the subject of George W. Bush’s famous stem cell address. In 2018, Theise’s novel detailing of the anatomy of the 80th human organ, the interstitium, has an estimated 3.8 billion views of his team’s findings, and was featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, NPR, and The Late Late Show with James Corden among hundreds of other outlets. Most recently, he is the lead author on a paper investigating an anti-viral treatment for COVID-19, which is now entering clinical trials. Theise is also a senior student of Zen Buddhism at the Village Zendo. He lives in New York City with his husband, Mark. More information on Neil's forthcoming book can be found here. Two other talks by Neil Everything Only Looks Like a Thing In the Realm of the Boundless, What is Compassion? Cosmic Zoom 
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March 21, 2021
Dr. Paul Geltner on Transference and Countertransference (or why it's okay to be feeling all the feels)
Therapists in all professions often have strong feelings that don't seem to be their own, arise from mysterious places within, or both. Join Paul and I as we dig into a sumptuous, multiple course meal of transference and countertransference. Also U2 and tacos! For desert, we discuss healthy ways to deal with it. Dr. Paul Geltner, D.S.W., L.C.S.W. is the author of Emotional Communication: Countertransference Analysis and the Use of Feeling in Psychoanalytic Technique. He has also written a novel, Live Dangerously. Dr. Geltner is in private practice in New York City.  He works with individuals, couples, and families.  He specializes in individual and group consultation with psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists. https://www.paulgeltner.com/
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March 14, 2021
James Nestor on Breath
James joins me for the inaugural episode of the 'pod as we dive deep into Breath, one of my favorite books of 2020. James is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, Surfer's Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more. in 2021 Breath will be translated into 30 languages!  His website is  https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/ Buy the book 4,7,8... let's go!
45:54
March 1, 2021
BodyTalk Trailer
Welcome to BodyTalk, where we explore your inner universe. Here's a sneak preview
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February 28, 2021