Welcome to Well Talks with Dr. Rob Raponi ND and not a doctor Aaron Chocron! Listen in as our hosts tackle everything health. Diets, mental health, diseases, new research, controversial research, and their own experiences with health as well.
In today's episode we interview our first guest on the podcast, Dr. Ryan Sciacchitano ND, who the people have affectionately dubbed, "The Butt Doctor". Dr. Sciacchitano is a Naturopathic Doctor, a certified strength and conditioning coach and a sports nutritionist. He is also a former athlete, having played soccer for Toronto FC before becoming a Naturopath. It was during his time as an athlete that he realized how important glut strength and balance was to the overall health and relief of pain. It was this passion that drove him to writing a book title, "A Butt to Behold" that can be found on amazon. It dives into every aspect of the butt, the evolution of our gluts, anatomy, cellulite and most importantly how it can relate to pain and what to do about it. He also includes a 30 day buttmaker bootcamp, designed to strengthen and tone.
We had a great time recording this podcast and learned quite a lot! Dr. Sciacchitano's book can be found here: A Butt to Behold
In this episode the team tackles some common health myths that range from fats being bad for you, the cold making you sick, good vs bad cholesterol, organic vs non organic food, meal prepping difficulties and more! Learn the facts behind some of these myths as well as some helpful hacks to truly live optimally!
In our 10th episode we discuss our own personal experiences with fasting. Dr. Jill sheds some light on having tried some intermittent fasting for the first time, Aaron gives it a second go and experimented with some extended fasting of up to 44 hours and Dr. Rob tried his hand at a full 3 day fast with some very interesting long term results!
In episode 9 we talk all about pregnancy! We discuss the benefits of exercising while pregnant, the risks that may be associated and the benefits that can be gained. We also speak on nutrition and supplements that expecting mothers should be aware of and how to avoid "Mommy brain" all while making sure to have that developing baby get everything it needs to thrive!
In episode 8 we conclude our results from our month long Keto adventure where we discuss some unexpected results, as well as our successes and struggles with the diet.
Then we get into our next challenge for the month, Intermittent fasting. We discuss the physiological and psychological benefits of this dietary practice as well make some pretty big promises for this coming spring! Check it out!
In this episode we have a discussion with Dr. Rob Raponi ND, in order to get a better understanding of what Naturopathic medicine entails as well as who Naturopathic doctors are and the training they go through to be able to call themselves Doctors. There is a lot to learn here and we hope to continue this series by talking with many different practitioners in the health care realm to learn more about who they are and what they do!
In this episode we discuss the benefits and usefulness of creatine, arginine and CLA. We dive in deep with creatine, how to use it effectively, debunk some myths and discus who it would benefit most. Arginine and CLA opened up a bigger discussion into how the body works and why some things may work better for some people than others. This was a very informative episode!
In this episode we begin the interesting topic of sports supplements. We will be covering everything you can thing of in segmented parts because 1 episode would be just too long to get through all of the fun knowledge we want to share. Part one includes proteins and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). We discuss the advantages, disadvantages and safety of Whey protein, vegetarian protein, beef protein, collagen protein and even insect protein while including what would work best for different individuals and who would benefit most from taking these supplements.
In this episode we review our struggles and successes with the Ketogenic diet that we've experienced so far. All 3 of us have decided to start on it for the month of January. We've had some ups and downs and add some important insight regarding the differences we've experienced on our first 2 weeks. We also discuss what makes up a healthy Ketogenic diet and what the potential benefits people may hope to experience when starting on a ketogenic journey.
In this episode Dr. Jill Franks PhD, took Aaron Chocron through her "Transform you body legacy" mental health questionnaire to dig deeper in the true reason of why we gain weight and why we have trouble losing it. We also get into society's complicated relationship with food and provide helpful tips and suggestions to help anyone embarking on a weight loss journey while fully acknowledging how difficult it can be. New terms were coined, laughs were had, and deep discussions were debated.
In this episode of Well Talks we tackle the ever controversial topic of diets. Not any one specific, but the idea of diets and dieting. We debate the good, the bad and the ugly of different diets and how the term "diet" or "dieting" in itself can sometimes be misconstrued.
In our first ever episode of Well Talks we discuss our background, what got us into the health field and what you can expect in the coming episodes! We may not always agree on every topic and we want to show our listeners that health, nutrition and fitness are not always straight forward.