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The Healthy Kansas City Podcast

The Healthy Kansas City Podcast

By Restore/Thrive
What is health? And where in Kansas City do you go to get the straight dope on how to grow strong and age gracefully?

Dr. Tim Cummings, PT, DPT and his wife, Dr. Jessica Cummings, PT, DPT will take you on a journey to learn from experts in the fields of medicine, athletics, nutrition, relationships, longevity, and all things related to helping you be the best version of yourself.

We're all about helping you operate at the peak of your human potential. Listen now!
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Episode 44: The Crew
Season 2, Episode 44 of The Healthy Kansas City Podcast is here! The Restore/Thrive Crew, 2 Men, and a Lady, are here to give you the straight dope on why when it comes to sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, and strength and conditioning for sport and for life, nobody does it quite like us!
June 28, 2022
Episode 43: Fast & Fit Coaching w/ Mike Thomson
Season 2, Episode 43 of The Healthy Kansas City Podcast is here! We’re joined in this episode by Mike Thomson. Are you new to lifting weights? Listen up! Are you a lady who’s afraid lifting weights will make you big and bulky? Listen up! Are you a runner who keeps getting injured? Listen up! Mike shares his personal story of transformation from D-1 athlete to endurance freak, to unbreakable hybrid athlete with Dr. Tim and Dr. Jess in this week’s new episode. We uncover some long-held (and unfounded) fitness fallacies and listen as Jess tries to keep the episode from going too far astray as Tim and Mike geek out on the science and practice of strength training. Make sure to subscribe and if you’re listening on Apple Podcasts leave a 5-Star Review! SHOW NOTES Follow Mike on Instagram: @fastandfitmike Follow Mike on Facebook: Fast and Fit Coaching Website:
June 13, 2022
Episode 42: Jesse Kepka of Elevate Fitness KC
We’re joined this episode by Jesse Kepka @elevatefitnesskc Settle in and listen to one of KC’s best and brightest personal trainers. As most passions are bred from personal experiences and struggles, Jesse’s fire for fitness was similarly ignited. It wasn't ever about having a perfect body; it was about the strength gained from the dumbbells translating into mental and emotional well-being. As she says, "caring for the vessel that houses the soul is a holy act.”. SHOW NOTES Website: Facebook: Instagram:
May 31, 2022
Episode 41: Jack Sernett Will Get Your Mind Right
The co-founders of The Healthy Kansas City Podcast are back together for the first time in 2022 for a new episode. This time, you'll hear from personal trainer mental health coach and motivational speaker Jack Sernett. Along with improving their fitness, Jack teaches his clients and audiences how to achieve post-traumatic growth and thrive in the face of adversity. Adversity is a gift, and Jack's life story is a testament to that statement! Want to find out more about Jack?  Follow Jack on The 'Gram: @iamjacksernett Contact Jack directly:
May 17, 2022
Episode 40: Dan Zimmerman brings Power Racing to the People
Dr. Tim interviews Dan Zimmerman, the founder and CEO of Power Racing Fitness. On April 24th, the first Power Race 5k was held at Heritage Park in Olathe, Kansas. What's a Power Race 5k you ask? You'll learn all that and more in this episode. Dan makes a compelling case that you should have a broad standard for your fitness and that competition and goal setting is the key to growth and longevity when it comes to your health. Want to find out more about Power Racing? Find them on the web at  Follow Power Racing on The 'Gram:
May 02, 2022
Episode 39: Gavin Poulton of Restore Hope Oils
In this episode, we’re joined by Gavin Poulton, creator of Restore Hope Oils. Gavin was introduced to essential oils in 2010 when he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that affects the liver. He was told he would not live many years without a transplant. As he began to use essential oils his life began to change and improve quickly. When he was most sick, he was told he had no options for care or treatment, and this continues to drive him to be a voice to let people know there are options available to bring greater balance to the body. Now Gavin collaborates with researchers, scientists, and wellness practitioners throughout North America. As an Aromatherapist, he formulates the blends of Restore Hope Oils combining the latest research with accurate historical data. SHOW NOTES Restore Hope Oils on the Web: Contact Gavin Poulton:
September 21, 2021
Episode 38: Dr. Tereza Hubkova Talks Integrative Medicine & Genetics
Integrative Health is the name of the game in this episode, and Dr. Tereza Hubkova, MD of the Whole Health Institute @adventhealthkc is our guide. You’ll be taken on a journey from the late 80’s in the Czech Republic, to the early 2000’s diving into the world of holistic, functional, and integrative medicine from the best and brightest at Canyon Ranch. Along the way, you’ll get the inside scoop on the latest and greatest in the fields of genetics, epigenetics, and how you can shape your lifestyle to improve your quality of life and longevity. SHOW NOTES Advent Whole Health Program on the Web: Advent Whole Health Program on Facebook:
July 27, 2021
Episode 37: Pelvic Floor PT with Dr. Kelsey Beach, DPT of enCORE Therapy
In this episode, Dr. Tim and Dr. Jess welcome their PT colleague, fellow SBU Bearcat, and all-around bad mama jamma of women's pelvic floor PT, Dr. Kelsey Beach! We rap about all things women's pelvic health. Whether you're a wanna-be mama, an expecting mama, and brand new mama of a little bear cub, you'll want to listen to this one from start to finish. And MEN! Don't sleep on this episode. If you've got a lady in your life that you care about that's expecting or has delivered you a little bundle of joy, you need to share this episode with them! SHOW NOTES enCORE on the Web: On Instagram: @encoretherapykc On Facebook:
June 29, 2021
Episode 36: A PT Walks Into A CrossFit Box, with Dr. Patrick Chandler
Dr. Patrick Chandler takes some time out of a full coaching and PT schedule to stop by and chat with Dr. J and Dr. T. It’s still a rare thing to find a doctor of physical therapy operating out of a gym of any sort. Dr. P’s home gym @ks_athletic_club had the vision to hire him as a coach and utilize his PT background to help deliver a level of coaching and performance-based PT that is truly rare. We dive deep into fact vs. fiction in the world of #CrossFit and discuss what makes for a sustainable training practice that helps you train and move well for a lifetime. SHOW NOTES Dr. Patrick on Instagram: @chandlerpt_kc Dr. Patrick on Facebook:
June 15, 2021
Episode 35: Functional Nutrition with Rachel Sandoval
Rachel Sandoval of Rachel Sandoval Integrative & Functional Nutrition joins Dr. Tim and Dr. Jess to jam on nutrition, recovery, exercise, nutrition fads (juice cleanse, anyone?), and more! You’ll learn how Rachel is using the best practices in nutrition and functional medicine to help her clients feel stronger, more creative, and well. Rachel is an open book, sharing how she integrates her knowledge into her own health practices and how she does the same for her clients. And always, if you love the pod, make sure to subscribe and leave a 5-Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review! SHOW NOTES Website: Instagram: @rachelsandovalrdn Facebook:
June 01, 2021
Episode 34: Dr. Julian Giles of True Vitality KC
Dr. Julian Giles of True Vitality KC joins Dr. Tim and Dr. Jess to talk about his story and his practice. You’ll learn how Dr. Julian is setting a new standard for chiropractic care and holistic medicine in the northland, who he loves to work with (heads up moms and their kiddos), and how he’s become the go-to chiropractor for expectant and new moms. SHOW NOTES True Vitality KC on the Web: True Vitality KC on Facebook: True Vitality KC on Instagram: @truevitalitykc
May 18, 2021
Episode 33: Get to Know Dr. Zach Jaskinia
In Episode 33, we sit down with our friend, Dr. Zach Jaskinia, of Cave Chiropractic in Shawnee, Kansas. Dr. Zach tells a compelling story of overcoming internal and external struggles to become a provider that considers the whole person and not just the problem they present with. We discuss a variety of issues common to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation and how Dr. Zach's practice is creating a new model of care that empowers people to live their best lives.  Cave Chiropractic Website: On Facebook: Instagram: @cave_chiropractic
May 04, 2021
Episode 32: Straightening Up with Joanie Nicholas
Joanie Nicholas of All Things Organized drops by the pod to rap with Dr. Tim and Dr. Jess You’ll get the whole story on how Joanie sharpened her home organizing chops and has spent the last 25 years becoming one of the go-to home organizers in the KC metro. You’ll get the inside scoop on her services, a ton of pro tips and practical advice, and a good dose of Dr. Tim’s OCD joy and Dr. Jess’s eye-rolling as he dreams of a second career and offers his own home organizing advice for those listeners with kids in the house. SHOW NOTES All Things Organized On the Web: ATO on Facebook:
April 20, 2021
Episode 31: Dr. Bethany Klug is Back!
If you don't know or are new to the pod, veteran guest Dr. Bethany Klug, owner of Healthspan in Prairie Village, Kansas joins us again to talk shop. What's on deck? We catch up what's new in the 6 months that passed since our last convo. You'll get super-practical advice on how to distil the basics of health and fitness during what is still one of the most strange and stressful times in human existence. Plus, we'll talk more about one of our favorite topics, women's health and HRT facts and fiction.
April 06, 2021
Episode 30: Zach Allen, Co-Founder of Hemp Haus
Zach Allen, co-founder of The Hemp Haus is on the pod to help us all navigate the exciting world of CBD. We discuss how certain CBD products are specifically made for certain problems, what misconceptions remain with CBD use, and learn about a ton of great resources for those of us who want to take a deep dive on the latest and greatest in CBD products and uses. As always make sure to subscribe leave a 5-Star Review!  SHOW NOTES The Hemp Haus on the Web: The Hemp Haus on Facebook: The Hemp Hause on Instagram:
March 23, 2021
Episode 29: Getting Our Minds Right with Amber Reed
Amber Reed, founder of Resolve Counseling & Wellness joins us to discuss how she’s re-creating mental health care for the Kansas City metro area.   You’ll get an inside look at what a high-quality mental healthcare practice should look like and who can benefit from counseling services. If you think you have to be in a crisis to seek help from a counselor, you’re in for a wholesale mindset shift in this episode. We all have a lot to be thankful for, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reach out for help when we’re starting to sense that over-stretched sensation come into our thoughts or feelings. Give this episode a listen, and share it with a family member or friends who you think could use a hand-up as well!  As always, if you love the pod, make sure to subscribe leave a 5-Star Review! SHOW NOTES Resolve Counseling & Wellness on the Web: Resolve on Facebook: Resolve on Instagram: @resolve_counseling
March 09, 2021
Episode 28: Dr. Jess Loveless of ImmunityKC
Dr. Jess Loveless of Immunity KC joins us to discuss how her impressive, multi-disciplinary approach helps her clients find balance in the body’s self-regulating system without preventing normal physiological processes that are important for optimal health. Whether you’re a mom, a dad, a grandparent, or you have kids that you want to give the best opportunity to thrive and chase down their dreams, Dr. Jess is a wealth of information on how to get there with the help of nutrition, chiropractic, acupuncture, and functional medicine Make sure to subscribe and leave a 5-Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review! SHOW NOTES Dr. Jess on the web: ImmunityKC on Facebook: ImmunityKC on Instagram: @immunitykc
February 23, 2021
Episode 27: Austin Jarchow of Austin Jarchow Golf & Fitness
Austin Jarchow of Austin Jarchow Golf and Fitness is on the podcast to discuss how physical and mental preparation (not just another bucket of balls for you to pound on the range) makes all the difference in your ability to play well and enjoy the sport of golf. Austin talks openly about the good, the bad, and the ugly in the golf industry and how he’s facing all of it head on to make the game of golf and the profession of golf instruction better. SHOW NOTES Austin on the web: Austin on Facebook: Austin on Instagram: @asjpga
February 09, 2021
Episode 26: Randy Evans is Back!
Episode 26 of The Healthy Kansas City Podcast is here! Randy Evans of Real Body Fuel is back to dive deep into female athlete nutrition. News flash: women are not small men. And if you don’t account for the differences, the likelihood that your female athletes will be able to perform their best for any length of time is low to none. If you are a PT, coach, or parent that is working with adolescent or adult female athletes, this episode is a must-listen. If you love the pod, make sure to subscribe and leave a 5-Star review! SHOW NOTES Randy on the web: Randy on Facebook: Randy on Twitter:
January 26, 2021
Episode 25: A Deep Dive Into Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Adam Boender
The first podcast of 2021 is here! We sit down with Dr. Adam Boender, DC of Regenerative Treatment Centers of Leawood. Dr. Boender is prominent in Kansas City’s health and wellness community and is a pioneer in the progression of Regenerative medicine. He is a former college athlete turned personal trainer, who has always had a passion to bring health and life to those around him. Dr. Adam is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Regenerative Treatment Centers of Leawood. He is known as one of Kansas City's leading authorities when it comes to Regenerative Medicine. Before entering the Regenerative Medicine field full-time, Dr. Adam was co-owner of a successful multidisciplinary health and wellness facility in Leawood, KS. Dr. Boender spends his time working as a patient advocate in the office ensuring patients have the BEST experience possible, as well as educating the local community on the wonders of Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Boender also advises physicians across the country on how to implement regenerative therapies into their clinics. Dr. Boender has been featured as the co-host on one of KC's fastest growing Health & Wellness radio show on KMBZ, as a published author in magazines, and was showcased on Action 41 news here in Kansas City to speak on the topic of Regenerative Medicine. If you love the pod, make sure to subscribe and leave a 5-Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review!⁠ SHOW NOTES Regenerative Treatment Centers on the web: Regenerative Treatment Centers on Facebook: Regenerative Treatment Centers on Instagram: @regenerative_treatmentkc
January 12, 2021
Episode 24: Randy Evans Talks Nutrition for Performance & Longevity
Episode 24 of The Healthy Kansas City Podcast is here!⁠ Our friend Randy Evans sits down with us to break down the first principles of nutrition and how from injury through high-level performance and reminds us how the basics remain the basics for a reason. ⁠ Randy’s down-to-earth approach and experience working with everyone from the chronically ill to the professional athletes give him a unique view on how nutrition, stress, training, and community impact every person's ability to feel their best. You’ll get an inside look in this week’s episode at how Randy applies simple interventions to help all of his clients feel and perform their best. ⁠ If you love the pod, make sure to leave a 5-Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review!⁠ SHOW NOTES Randy on the web: Randy on Facebook: Randy on Twitter:
December 15, 2020
Episode 23: Shelley Winkler is Here to Clean Up your Makeup
We sit down this week with our friend Shelley Winkler, entrepreneur and senior director for Beauty Counter. If you haven't heard, not all beauty products are created equally. In fact, there's a laundry list of products in many American beauty products that were long ago banned by other countries' regulatory agencies. Why do clean products matter? That's why we brought Shelley onto the pod. You'll get the scoop on what to look out for on ingredient lists, learn how you can get involved to help the ladies in your life make healthier makeup choices, and clean up the beauty industry in the process! SHOW NOTES Shelley Winkler on Instagram: @the_cleancurator Shelly Winkler on Facebook:
December 08, 2020
Episode 22: Learn About Feng Shui with Robyn Stevens
Our friend Robyn Stevens of Robyn Stevens Feng Shui is on the pod to drop some knowledge on how a 3,000+ year-old practice is changing the lives of her clients for the better today. If you’re not familiar with Feng Shui, (pronounced “fung shway”), is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It's not superstition nor is it a religion. And while the results often seem magical, it’s not magic either. At its most basic, feng shui is common sense. It is simply making sure that your space—home, office, and, yes, even your car—is set up to support you in all aspects of your life. It’s like having a secret weapon in your back pocket that you didn’t even know you had. Tune in and learn how you can get connected with Robyn and what to expect when you incorporate the principles of this ancient practice into your modern lifestyle! SHOW NOTES Robyn Stevens Feng Shui on the Web: KC Dental Works on Facebook: LISTEN ON: Anchor: Spotify: iTunes:
December 01, 2020
Episode 21: Holistic Dentistry with Dr. John Humphrey
On Episode 21 of The Healthy Kansas City Podcast, we welcome our friend Dr. John Humphrey, Jr., D.D.S of KC Dental Works. Dr. Humphrey maintains memberships with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine, the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, the Holistic Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has pursued additional training in laser release of symptomatic tongue tie, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, implants, occlusion and is an alumnus of the Panky Institute For Advanced Dental Education as well as the Spear Education Center. He is also the only SMART Certified dentist in the state of Kansas and the KC Metro. This certification is for the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, something Dr. Humphrey feels very strongly about, protecting patients and his team!  We discuss all of the above plus his involvement with the Eco Dentistry Association, an organization dedicated to helping dentistry become a more environmentally friendly profession. In his current location, Dr. Humphrey is able to incorporate many new technologies that decrease the impact of the office on the world around us. SHOW NOTES Dr. John on Instagram: @drjohnjr77 KC Dental Works on the web: KC Dental Works on Instagram: @kcdentalworks
November 24, 2020
Episode 20: AMA #2 with the Restore/Thrive Crew
Episode 20 of The Healthy Kansas City Podcast is here! Dr. Tim, Dr. Michael, and Dr. Patrick sit down to discuss a wide variety of topics on this week's episode. In the second episode of our AMA series, the guys dive deep into carb cycling for weight loss, the long road from injury to performance, why every runner needs a strength training program, and the origin story of Handsome Patrick. Tune in, get educated, and go on about your day. SHOW NOTES: Dr. Tim on Instagram: @thegaragegympt Dr. Mike on Instagram: @_michaelhauber Dr. Pat on Instagram: @chandlerpt_kc
November 17, 2020
Episode 19: Going Deep with Samantha Lane
Our guest this week, Samantha Lane, is the founder of Lumina Coaching and an Associate Certified Coach with the ICF. Samantha is a Life Coach passionate about helping people get “unstuck” and gain awareness on developing their personal sense of balance, wellness, and success in life. She most often works with men and women making the huge transition to retirement; understanding that this life change is not a cliff to jump off of, but an opportunity to build bridges grounded with your values and strengths. When she’s not on a coaching call, you can find her walking her Chocolate Lab, Leo, hanging out with her nieces or nephews, or on a yoga mat. SHOW NOTES: Lumina Coaching on the Web: Lumina Coaching on Facebook:
November 10, 2020
Episode 18: EmpowHERing Your Health with Dr. Anna Esparham
Dr. Anna Esparham joins us to discuss all things pediatrics, headaches, and women's health  You'll get the inside story on how Dr. Anna overcame her own health challenges and took those lessons and her skills as a top-notch physician to treat her patients with a level of care that has made her one of the most sought after integrative medicine and medical acupuncture specialists.  And just to top it off, you'll learn about the newest chapter of Dr. Anna's professional journey, Health is PowHer, and how you can get connected to her tribe. SHOW NOTES Health is PowHER: Health is Power on Instagram: @health_is_powher Dr. Anna on Instagram:
November 03, 2020
Episode 17: Sleep Dentistry with Dr. Nancy Addy
Since when did dentists help you sleep better? Since before you even know, that's when! But seriously, this episode's very special guest, Dr. Nancy Addy of S&G Family Dentistry in Leawood, Kansas is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the President of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Before you pick up a CPAP or go for the cheapest dental appliance to help you sleep better, get the inside scoop from Dr. Addy on what to look for and how to optimize your sleep and solve your snoring problems for good.  SHOW NOTES: S&G Family Dentistry on the Web: S&G Family Dentistry on Facebook:
October 27, 2020
Episode 16: AMA #1 with Dennis Dolan
Dr. Tim, along with his friend and fellow Power Athlete Block One Coach Dennis Dolan, join forces to answer a few listener questions and discuss the past, present, and future of sports medicine and strength and conditioning.
October 20, 2020
Episode 15: Making Fitness Fun Again with Dawn Rattan of EverFit
Serial-entrepreneur and business owner Dawn Rattan of EverFit joins us to talk about her gym, the awesome community she's built, and how she's grown to love push-ups, plyometrics, and burpees⁠ while at the same time playing the long game to maintain her health and fitness for a lifetime.  Dr. Tim and Dr. Jess talk with Dawn about how the experiences she had at globo-gyms shaped her vision for creating a space for people to come and be cared for with individual attention versus a cookie-cutter approach that only helps a sliver of the gym members.  If you're looking for a quality gym in the KC area, or you're trying to figure out how to get your family on board with fitness, this pod is for you. And if you mention this podcast when you stop by EverFit you'll receive your introductory classes for free! Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show!⁠ You can use the Saturday pic, take out the emoji's for Tuesday's text, and add the following links at the end of the post SHOW NOTES 1. EverFitKC On The Web: 2. EverFitKC on Facebook: 3. EverFitKC on Instagram: @everfitkc
October 13, 2020
Episode 14: 21st Century Primary Care with Dr. Damon Heybrock
Dr. Damon Heybrock is a husband. a father, a physician, an artist, and a friend. In his own words: ⁠ "I entered medicine because of a shared wonder for the human body and the welcoming nature of the human spirit. I also like the idea of being my own boss.⁠ My closest friends agree: I married up. We are blessed with four rock star kiddos, and since moving here in 2001, we call Hyde Park, KC home. Good coffee, better conversation, and the occasional bourbon are my fuel. I enjoy painting and making, lifting and playing, reading and dancing, listening, and watching. My kids swear I make a mean chocolate chip cookie and within moments of meeting me, you'll see I'm addicted to cherry chapstick"⁠ ✅⁠ Dr. Heybrock opened his own office 4yrs ago, Health Studio KC, with a focus on the power of being able to have a conversation and a relationship with your doctor. ⁠ ⁠ Learn more at and stay tuned Tuesday for an awesome conversation on the new wave of direct primary care medicine! SHOW NOTES Find Health Studio KC on Instagram: Health Studio KC on the Web:
October 06, 2020
Episode 13: Dr. Bethany Klug, Founder of HealthSpan
Dr. Klug has practiced holistic and functional medicine since 2003 after it resolved health challenges that conventional medicine could not address for her. She is known for taking time to listen and to tease out the root causes that when addressed lead to more vibrant health. The name of her practice, HealthSpan, was inspired by her wish for everyone to enjoy lifelong vibrant health, instead of a long life plagued by chronic disease. Her practice is located in Prairie Village, Kansas. SHOW NOTES 1. Healthspan On The Web: 2. Healthspan on Facebook: 3. "Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me" by Carol Travis 4. "Estrogen Matters" by Carol Travis & Avrum Bluming
September 29, 2020
Episode 12: Getting You Back in the Game with Dennis Dolan
Dennis Dolan is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sports Medicine of Olathe Health. Athletic Trainer for Olathe West High School, Power Athlete Block One Coach, Husband, and father to the Dolan Boys. Learn how he uses the Power Athlete Methodology to foster the athleticism and rehabilitate the athletes at Olathe West. This in turn creates a seamless transition from Weight Room to the Training room and back for athletes before and after they are injured. Feel free to leave us a 5-Star review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES Dennis on Instagram: @menacedolan Power Athlete online:
September 22, 2020
Episode 11: Nick Reyes & TJ Kiblen of Kansas Athletic Club
This week we've got the brains and muscle behind the Kansas Athletic Club, Nick Reyes and TJ Kiblen, on the podcast. Not all gyms are created equal, and in this episode, we discuss the evolution of their gym and their approach to programming fitness that produces longevity inside and outside of the gym. If you're looking for a gym that thinks about each member as an individual and has created a team to support the functional fitness newbie to the most grizzled weight room veteran, the Kansas Athletic Club is the spot. Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review (for you #iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES Website: Facebook: Instagram: @ks_athletic_club
September 15, 2020
Episode 10: Improve Your Vision Performance with Dr. John Metzger
If you think good vision is just seeing the "E on the eye chart clearly, you need to listen to this episode. Dr. Metzger is a functional optometrist who works in the special areas of developmental optometry, vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation, and neuro-optometry. He works with children and adults whose vision restricts reading, learning, work tasks, hobbies, driving, and enjoying daily life. After three years of teaching high school science and biology, Dr. Metzger went back to school and attended the University of Houston College of Optometry. He set up his first practice in general care optometry in Hiawatha, Kansas beginning in 1977. Fifteen years ago, he integrated developmental optometry into his practice. Low vision rehabilitation and neuro-optometry were incorporated within the last eight years. Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES: Website: Facebook:
September 08, 2020
Episode 9: From Elite Athlete to Super-Coach with Luke Denney
We've got our friend, Cornhusker, coach, and owner of CrossFit Diem, Luke Denney on the pod this week to talk training and life. You'll hear all about how Luke made it to D1 football and college soccer without specializing in either sport and how he parlayed his love of sport into a coaching career in which he's worked with the best and the brightest coaches to create his own coaching philosophy. Are you a fall sport athlete or stay-at-homer who’s itching to get out and compete? Our best advice is to listen to this week’s pod and learn how to do it right Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review  (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES CrossFit Diem on Facebook CrossFit Diem on Instagram
September 01, 2020
Episode 8: Miriam Kaseff & How to Live a Well Life
Our friend and health coach, Miriam Kaseff, drops in to share her personal health journey and how she's helping women reclaim their health with simple, easy, and small but powerful habit changes. If you're overwhelmed by all of the conflicting health information on the interwebs, you're not alone. Our best advice is to reach out to Miriam and let her help you cut through the noise to develop a real plan to help you feel and live your best life.  Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review. SHOW NOTES Website: Facebook: Instagram: @welllifewithmiriam
August 25, 2020
Episode 7: Dr. Frank & Regina Merritt of Vitality Pro
Give us a listen here, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! We are honored to introduce our friends and first-class medical providers, Dr. Frank & Regina Merritt! Frank and Regina Merritt founded VitalityPro ( in 2015, a research and development company dedicated to improving health and athletic performance through innovative modalities.  The company draws on her expertise as a physical therapist and his experience in emergency medicine and research to create functional and integrative solutions. Throughout their careers, the Merritts have been recognized and selected to work with many elite athletes/celebrities.  In 2018 they released “The 17 Hour Fast” (  which outlines one of VitalityPro’s fasting protocols. They greatly enjoy time with their family and can often be found playing sports on the VitalityPro training field or in the ocean surfing, swimming or fishing. As part of a special collaboration with Vitality Pro, Restore/Thrive will be offering a special discount and prize package for anyone who signs up for our 2 for 1 Vitality Pro Assessment Offer. This offer is good for the next 2 weeks. You can click here--->( get all the details on this special deal. SHOW NOTES Website: Facebook: Book:
August 18, 2020
Episode 6: Dr. Bradley Dyer Fights Back Against Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. Bradley Dyer, DO is on a mission to make a positive impact in the world by helping people regain health and vitality by getting to the root cause of their health concerns. He believes the body has an amazing ability to heal itself and that treatments should focus on creating health rather than treating disease. We dig in with him in this episode to discuss his new model for helping treat and reverse Type 2 diabetes while focusing on improving his patients' overall well being instead of just sticking band-aids on their health concerns.  Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-star review so other folks can find our show. SHOW NOTES Website: Facebook: Instagram: @premier_integrative_health
August 15, 2020
Episode 5: Brooke Seiz Rescues Wired & Tired Women
Are you wired and tired? Our superfriend Brooke Seiz is here to help. As a former member of the Wired and Tired club, she knows what it's like to try to "balance" being a  wife, a mom of 3, pursuing professional excellence, and trying to find some time to care for yourself in the margins of your day. Our conversation ranges from Brooke's personal story of struggle and success in finding joy as she contends with modern life to finding the tools and methods that can fill your tank. (new paragraph) Give us a listen here, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES Website: Facebook: Instagram: @brookeseizetheday
August 04, 2020
Episode 4: Chad Austin Has Heard Your Excuses
Trainer, speaker, and best-selling author Chad Austin ( joins us to crush our excuses for not exercising. Why are you struggling to get in the gym and get after it? Chad is a master in understanding the psychology of the "I'm starting tomorrow" workout warrior. If you've been riding the fitness and health roller coaster long enough to make you want to hurl, Chad is here to pull you off that crazy ride, curb-stomp your excuses, and get you back to treating yourself like someone you're responsible for taking care of. Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (for you #itunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES Priority Fitness: Facebook: Instagram: BOOKS "Make Fitness A Priority" "Make Fitness A Priority: 30 Tips to Elevate Your Life Through Fitness"
July 28, 2020
Episode 3: Functional Nutrition for a Lifetime with Dr. Leigh Wagner
Dr. Leigh Wagner joins us to dish on all things integrative nutrition. What? In other words, let food be thy medicine, Dr. Wagner breaks it down for us all as she walks us through her health journey, and how she's helped so many others solve their health issues with a personalized approach to nutrition. Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review so other folks can find our show! Show Notes Dr. Wagner on the web: Instagram: Link to Dr. Wagner's "Mind Your Body" program:
July 21, 2020
Episode 2: Dr. Carissa Stanton-Pediatrics the Right Way
Dr. Carissa Staton of @mindfulpediatricskc talks to Dr. Tim and Dr. Jess about the very real grassroots movement that's happening in the primary healthcare market.  If you think you're tired of waiting around for 30 minutes in the doctor's office waiting room, and another 30 minutes in the exam room, and then getting only 5 minutes to talk to your doctor, guess what? Your doctor is sick of it, too!  Tune in and get the scoop on how superstars like Dr. Stanton are bringing the power back to the people to make better decisions for their families that result in better long term outcomes, not just quick fixes that don't last. (new paragraph) Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (for you #itunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! Show Notes: Dr. Stanton on the web: Instagram: Facebook:
July 14, 2020
Episode #1: Lifelong Fitness and Preparing Youth Athletes to Win at the Game of Life with Karen Hughey of Team Cura
Karen Hughey of @teamcura drops by to share some insightful personal and professional stories. As a life-long athlete, Karen's ability to find the physical practices she excels at, double down on her strengths, and realize when it's time to flip the script has allowed her to train for 3+ decades without injury. We dive deep into her health and fitness practices and then round the bend to discuss her current project with Team Cura. If you're a parent or guardian of a promising high school athlete, this part is worth a listen. As a high school athlete, your highlight tape will crack the door to an opportunity to play at the next level, but how you're able to conduct yourself as a young adult off the field matters just as much, if not more, to your prospective college coaches.⁠ ⁠ Give us a listen, subscribe, and share with your friends! Find Team Cura on the web here: Instagram: Facebook: YouTube:
July 06, 2020