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A Proactive and Empowered Approach to Optimizing Your Health
Episode 922nd June 2022 • The Wealth and Wellness Podcast with Kalee Boisvert • Kalee Boisvert
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In this episode, we are joined by special guest Emily Gold Mears whose new book Optimizing your Health, shares years of research and knowledge to help others understand how they can become their own health advocate, modify their lifestyle to reduce their risk of chronic disease, and take a proactive role in their own healthcare. Emily shares some of her top tips from the book for listeners as approachable action steps you can take right now to optimize your health. And find out how you can be more empowered and proactive with your health to live your best life! 

 

 

About the Guest:

Emily Gold Mears was a practicing lawyer prior to moving into the area of research analysis in science and medicine. She is a citizen scientist, biohacker, and health and science advocate, and activist. Her research is focused on the intersection of functional medicine and allopathic medicine and the critical requirement for all individuals to become their own health care advocates. And she has a new book out – Optimizing your Health: An Approachable Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease.

 

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-gold-mears-ba783414/

 

About the Host:

I am a financial professional, who specializes in helping people to achieve their financial goals.  My absolute passion is creating new possibilities in people’s lives by showing them the ropes when it comes to money. I’m here to spark healthy and positive conversations around wealth and investment and create a world where nobody is limited by their financial situation. I believe this begins with education and shifting our relationships with money. I love getting to witness people achieving their most ambitious goals and creating new possibilities for themselves and their families! 

 

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Kalee Boisvert:

Welcome to the wealth and wellness podcast with

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me Kayleigh, Bob air. I specialize in helping people to

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achieve their financial goals. I have a love for all things

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numbers, and I'm passionate about financial literacy. My

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goal is to spark healthy and positive conversations around

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wealth and investment and create a world where nobody is limited

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by their financial situation. But wealth is just one piece of

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the equation of living our best lives. So join me as we explore

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both wealth and wellness topics. From your net worth to your self

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worth. Get ready to take confident action. Hello, this is

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Kaylee and thank you so much for listening in to this episode of

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the wealth and wellness Podcast. I'm excited for our special

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guest today we're talking very wellness and health focused. So

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yes, very excited. I think this is an important conversation to

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be having. And we are lucky to have a new author as well. So on

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on our podcast today is Emily gold Mears, she is the author of

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optimizing your health, an approachable guide to reducing

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your risk of chronic disease. And that book is just out now

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she let me know it came out last week. So this is exciting, brand

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new book and we can chat a lot about your book and, and what's

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in there. And I guess kind of the concepts in general and a

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little bit more about Emily and her background, which is very

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interesting is prior to doing this work and writing her book,

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she was a practicing lawyer, and she moved into the area of

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research analysis in science and medicine. She is a citizen

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scientist, a biohacker and Health and Science advocate and

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activist. Her research is focused on the intersection of

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functional medicine, and all Pathak medicine and the critical

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requirement for all individuals be to become their own health

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care advocate. So I love that because this podcast is all

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about, you know, empowering our listeners and having you feel

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empowered, whether it is with your wealth with your wellness,

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with your health. So I think that that's such a perfect fit.

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And I'm really excited to have you on Emily. So just to get

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started, do you want to share a little bit about what brought

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you to do the work that you do today?

Emily Gold Mears:

Certainly, so I have always loved science. As

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you mentioned, I used to be a lawyer, which I did not love.

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But I always loved science and was always curious about health

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and wellness, and would research from time to time what when my

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father became ill about five or six years ago, he had vascular

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dementia. And it was really devastating for me to watch him

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decline. And I learned that that that disease is increasing in

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numbers exponentially. And I watched how his care was

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managed. And I was appalled. Because it was strictly

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pharmaceuticals, there was almost nothing useful that they

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could do for that for him or did. And a lot of the drugs that

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they were giving them worked at cross purposes. And I was

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scratching my head the whole time thinking there must be a

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better way. So I increased my research in an attempt to find

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something, anything that I could learn that could either help him

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or slow the progression of his disease. And it was quite grand.

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What I learned, what I learned is that despite billions of

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dollars allocated toward research in the

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neurodegenerative disease space and brilliant scientists

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devoting their lives to this area, there has been no

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meaningful progress. And I found that quite disconcerting. So I

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shifted a little bit to chronic disease avoidance because in my

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opinion, that's what's gonna get most of us and the allopathic or

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conventional health care system is not well equipped to deal

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with that. If you're in a car accident, if you break a bone,

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if you have an acute infection, you want to go to the

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conventional health care system because they're well equipped to

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deal with that efficiently. But they are not dealing with these

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chronic diseases that are affecting most of us. So I

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thought there must be a better way. And I learned so many

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interesting things that I thought I need to share with

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this. And a lot of the things that I learned are either low

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cost or even free, that people can do to adjust their

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lifestyle, to modify their risks and postpone the onset of these

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diseases. And because of the low cost or free nature of that And

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there's not a lot of financial incentive for the business

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community to promote many of these lifestyle adjustments. So

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I thought, all right, I'm gonna put them in a book and let

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people know that you can take charge, and there are things

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that you can do.

Kalee Boisvert:

I love that. Like, again, that is so

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empowering hearing that and, and, you know, sorry to hear

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what you went through, obviously, with your father, but

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how that sort of brought all this other stuff about and now

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you've created something a gift for other people to kind of, you

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know, hopefully, have strategies and things that they can

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implement in their own lives to, to make sure that you know that

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some of these chronic illnesses, like you're saying, Is there a

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way we can just or lifestyles that we can push it down

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further, or maybe avoid them altogether? I guess I would hope

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avoid them altogether would be the better option. I love that.

Kalee Boisvert:

So what do you think are like you said, chronic disease,

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that's probably gonna get you know, a lot of us or most of us,

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what do you think are like the biggest health and wellness

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challenges that people are experiencing right now? Is it

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that? And what does that look like? I guess.

Unknown:

So I think a lot of people, they don't feel as well

Unknown:

as they could feel. And what's interesting is you kind of

Unknown:

adjust to a mid level malaise, you know, as we age, things

Unknown:

don't work as well. And you just don't have as much energy and

Unknown:

you're more tired than you used to be. And healing takes longer,

Unknown:

but you kind of accept it. And some of these things you do, you

Unknown:

don't need to accept. I think a lot of people are tired. A lot

Unknown:

of people have got issues, their energy levels aren't where they

Unknown:

should be. And these are all things that can be improved.

Kalee Boisvert:

Yeah. Yeah. What do you think was like when we

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think about some of those top issues? So like, can you give

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maybe a few ideas or pointers for people? If it happens to be

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gut issues? Like how can we identify it? How can we even be

Kalee Boisvert:

aware? Like you said, I guess sometimes we just adapt and

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think, Oh, this is the way it is that I guess it's the way it's

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always gonna be? Is there things we can look out for, I guess,

Kalee Boisvert:

where we know that maybe, you know, things could be better?

Unknown:

Well, I think that you'll know, I mean, if you are

Unknown:

feeling more tired than you're used to, if your sleep is not as

Unknown:

efficient as it used to be, if you're bloated, if you have

Unknown:

headaches, I mean, what's remarkable is how many things

Unknown:

are connected to gut dysfunction. And most of us have

Unknown:

some level of gut dysfunction, it's part of what happens as you

Unknown:

age, and our food supply is terribly tainted, and our

Unknown:

lifestyle habits aren't as good as they should be. And I think

Unknown:

the gut is the first place to go to try to optimize. And the way

Unknown:

you can do that, first of all, I have a whole chapter on testing,

Unknown:

which I'm a big believer in, that you cannot fix anything

Unknown:

that you can't measure. And that applies to so many aspects of

Unknown:

life. But particularly with health. If you do testing, and

Unknown:

there are ways to test the status of your gut, then you can

Unknown:

determine how good or bad it is, and where you need to work on

Unknown:

it.

Kalee Boisvert:

Okay. And then. So that's kind of step one, is

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that having that awareness piece, which is important place

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to start? And then what are some, what do you find that

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people? I mean, obviously, it's gonna be different for everyone,

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but some of the maybe the, like, lifestyle changes, like things

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that we can do to alter lifestyle choices based on maybe

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kind of typically what we're doing now in society, maybe it's

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maybe it's, we have a lot of stress or things like that, or

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were gogogo like, and sometimes they're eating on the go and not

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making the most healthy choices or things like that, like is

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there anything you can kind of see overlapping in that realm of

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how our, how our lives are going about now and how we can maybe

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alter some of these lifestyle choices or rethink them even?

Unknown:

Yes, definitely. One of the main themes in my book,

Unknown:

which the conventional healthcare system misses, is

Unknown:

that we are all individuals, we are very different genetically,

Unknown:

biochemically and physiologically, and the one

Unknown:

size fits all protocol which dominates the healthcare system

Unknown:

is inefficient. And what works for your friend or even your

Unknown:

sister or brother may not work for you and may in fact be

Unknown:

harmful for you. But having said that, you have to get to know

Unknown:

yourself, but there are some overarching kind of generic

Unknown:

things that people can do. I would start with nutrition, and

Unknown:

I speak from experience having very poor nutritional habits for

Unknown:

most of my life and not fully understanding the internal

Unknown:

damage that I had been doing. But you have to modify your

Unknown:

eating which means limit or eliminate completely processed

Unknown:

foods. If there are a lot of ingredients that are

Unknown:

unrecognizable. Don't eat them. Try to eat whole food, non

Unknown:

processed food and When you can organic food. And a lot of

Unknown:

people say, well, it's more expensive, and it is true, but

Unknown:

you knowing a lot about wealth, I think what applies to so many

Unknown:

things, including wellness is you can pay now, or you can pay

Unknown:

later. And if you choose to pay later, you almost always pay

Unknown:

much, much more. And prevention and some of the lifestyle

Unknown:

adjustments may cost a bit upfront. But ultimately you will

Unknown:

be saving money because it is very costly to get sick. So

Unknown:

eating is one thing, optimizing your sleep is another thing and

Unknown:

I go into different action steps in the book and things that you

Unknown:

can do is try to have the same sleep going to sleep time as

Unknown:

well as the same waking up time have consistency, sleep in a

Unknown:

dark room, a cold room, reduce your blue light exposure at

Unknown:

night, I have a whole chapter on light. And blue light in and of

Unknown:

itself is not so bad. It's just the timing of the exposure

Unknown:

during the day light is fine, and we need it at night is when

Unknown:

you don't want it because it interferes with your own

Unknown:

production of melatonin and can disrupt your sleep. Stress is a

Unknown:

huge factor, which is one that I continue to try and improve it's

Unknown:

hard. And we have to improve our response to stress because it's

Unknown:

unreasonable to think that you can avoid stress, stress is a

Unknown:

factor of life that we cannot avoid. But the goal should be to

Unknown:

improve one's response to stress. And whether that's by

Unknown:

meditation or by breathing or just reframing the perspective

Unknown:

about whatever stressful event occurred. That will go a long

Unknown:

way. Let's see what else there's so many. I mean, I'm a believer

Unknown:

in optimizing hormones, hormones don't get enough attention as to

Unknown:

the effect they have on our lives. Now, as I say all these

Unknown:

things. I'm not a medical doctor. So one should always

Unknown:

consult their doctor before making any dramatic changes. But

Unknown:

those are some big things that one can do. Okay, I love

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it. And it says so your book, optimizing your

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health, it covers 19 essential topics for people working to

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avoid chronic disease to age well and have that wellness. So

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19 topics I mean, you don't need to go through them all or

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anything like that. But can you give listeners just an idea of

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then what what that looks like for if they're interested in

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reading further and getting your book?

Unknown:

Certainly Well, it's in fact, 18 topics, my 19th Chapter

Unknown:

is a resource chapter, okay, because I learned a lot of

Unknown:

brands and things like that that are the best. And I thought I

Unknown:

would save the reader the trouble of investing,

Unknown:

investigating them on their own. And I list brands for every

Unknown:

single chapter, that will save them time. And I start with the

Unknown:

oral health because your mouth is the gateway to your digestive

Unknown:

health. And poor oral health affects your entire body. And I

Unknown:

go on to the gut, I talk about the immune system and how it's

Unknown:

connected to inflammation. I talk about stress, another huge

Unknown:

factor in our health, our toxins, we are all exposed to so

Unknown:

many toxins. There's something like 85,000 chemicals that are

Unknown:

allowed in the United States, unlike Europe and other areas of

Unknown:

the world where they ban a lot of these harmful chemicals. And

Unknown:

while we can't eliminate our toxic exposure completely, there

Unknown:

are many things that we can do to reduce our exposure. Starting

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with your beauty care products, or your home cleaning products,

Unknown:

or you get an air filter, or a water filter, there are changes

Unknown:

that one can make. Let's see, I talked about sleep, how to

Unknown:

optimize sleep, nutrition, exercise, we've become a very

Unknown:

sedentary society. And that's not helpful. Even going to the

Unknown:

gym for an hour and working out on a regular basis. But then

Unknown:

coming home and sitting for eight hours in front of our

Unknown:

computers, we're not doing ourselves any favors, you have

Unknown:

to be constantly moving, not at an Olympic level, but just

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movement. You know, if you have to sit at your computer for

Unknown:

eight hours a day, every 45 minutes, get up for five or 10

Unknown:

or 15 minutes and walk around. Let's see what else breathing.

Unknown:

Breathing is something that we take for granted. You think that

Unknown:

it's automatic, and to a degree it is automatic, but most of us

Unknown:

are doing it incorrectly. A lot of people are breathing through

Unknown:

their mouth, which doesn't get sufficient oxygen to their

Unknown:

brain. And I talked about how nose breathing is much more

Unknown:

efficient and much more health conscious.

Unknown:

Let's see light I go into light. That's something that most

Unknown:

people don't consider. And a lot of us are concerned about the

Unknown:

environment and climate change and so we listen to the advice

Unknown:

which is to get LED lights because apparently those are

Unknown:

more sustainable and better for our environment with Fact is, is

Unknown:

there bad for our biology, the LED lights, the spectrum of

Unknown:

light is not good for us. And that affects us. And there's

Unknown:

very little attention paid to that. But incandescent lights

Unknown:

are far more healthy for our biology, I can't speak to what

Unknown:

they're doing to the environment. That's not my

Unknown:

jurisdiction. But I guess one needs to make a choice there.

Unknown:

And I go into hydration, something that we hear a lot

Unknown:

about, you have to drink water, it's really important. A lot of

Unknown:

times, headaches, and other feelings of malaise can simply

Unknown:

be due to not ingesting sufficient amounts of water. And

Unknown:

we've all heard the adage that you should drink 810 ounce glass

Unknown:

glasses of water a day. But that's just sort of a random

Unknown:

number. It depends upon your gender, your height, your

Unknown:

weight, how active you are, what climate you live in. But in any

Unknown:

event, you should pay attention to that. And I go into fasting.

Unknown:

Fasting is becoming quite popular today. But there are

Unknown:

many types of fasting. And women need to be careful, because

Unknown:

extreme fasting can affect their hormones in a negative way. And

Unknown:

you don't want to do that. So once again, that needs to be

Unknown:

done carefully. And I go into genetics, which is a really

Unknown:

exciting field, one that I think is going to change medicine. And

Unknown:

what that does is it just gives you your disease risk profile.

Unknown:

And I also go into epigenetics, which is this emerging field of

Unknown:

science that everyone is going to hear more about, which

Unknown:

basically says, how your environment and your lifestyle

Unknown:

will affect the function of your genes. So some people are

Unknown:

concerned about getting genetic testing, because they fear they

Unknown:

don't want to know. But the reality is, there's not a lot of

Unknown:

single gene diseases. And those are ones that you can't do

Unknown:

anything about most of the information that you gain from

Unknown:

this genetic testing, talks about your genetic variations.

Unknown:

And they don't give you a guarantee that you will get a

Unknown:

disease, but they just show that you may have a slightly higher

Unknown:

predisposition, or a slightly higher risk profile. And that is

Unknown:

good to know because there are so many things that you can do

Unknown:

to modify that risk. And then another chapter I have which is

Unknown:

in depth is supplements, because I am a believer in supplements.

Unknown:

Because our soil has been degraded of minerals and

Unknown:

vitamins. And our food supply is terribly tainted, and we're all

Unknown:

stressed and on the go. And as we age, we lose certain minerals

Unknown:

and enzymes. But once again, I learned the hard way that one

Unknown:

has to be very careful about the supplements they take, because

Unknown:

everyone and their brother are recommending certain

Unknown:

supplements. But the reality is one, I think that one should

Unknown:

never take supplements without testing what their baseline is

Unknown:

first. Because you don't want to be supplementing with a vitamin

Unknown:

or mineral, or an essential fatty acid or an amino acid if

Unknown:

you have plenty of them that can throw your balance off. But you

Unknown:

want to know where you are deficient. And then on top of

Unknown:

that a lot of these supplements are synergistic, that you rarely

Unknown:

hear anyone talking about. For instance, during the pandemic,

Unknown:

everybody was recommending that we take zinc, because zinc is

Unknown:

antiviral, and that is true. But the reality is zinc is

Unknown:

synergistic with copper. And if one takes too much zinc, then

Unknown:

they can throw their copper levels off balance and have

Unknown:

problems with that. And that's true with magnesium and vitamin

Unknown:

D and vitamin A. So we can't just randomly take the

Unknown:

supplements without learning about our own system first.

Kalee Boisvert:

And that's usually done by tests you were

Kalee Boisvert:

saying, right, like the test would help you get a baseline.

Unknown:

Exactly, exactly. There are many tests and if your

Unknown:

healthcare provider won't provide them, the whole chapter

Unknown:

on testing. There are many platforms available today where

Unknown:

the consumer can go online, and they can order a test and most

Unknown:

of them come with a consultation to discuss and evaluate the

Unknown:

results of your test. Okay, perfect.

Kalee Boisvert:

Well, that's helpful. You mentioned at the

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beginning oral health I hadn't ever heard that one actually.

Kalee Boisvert:

What is it like? What are we looking for when it comes to

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oral health?

Unknown:

Well, that's where a lot of diseases start that in

Unknown:

the gut. I mean, because what you eat and if you have

Unknown:

gingivitis they found a definite connection between A particular

Unknown:

kind of gum disease and neurodegenerative disorder.

Unknown:

Alzheimer's and dementia have been connected to something

Unknown:

called P ginger Valas, which is a particular kind of gum disease

Unknown:

bacteria that goes from your gum into your bloodstream and

Unknown:

crosses the blood brain barrier in your brain. So it's something

Unknown:

that you want to be mindful of that and the fact that a lot of

Unknown:

oral care products contain very harmful ingredients. They have

Unknown:

chemicals, a lot of mouthwashes have alcohol and you don't want

Unknown:

to do that, because what happens is they kill the good and the

Unknown:

bad bacteria. And that will not end up well for you.

Kalee Boisvert:

Interesting. Very interesting, I haven't

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really even thought about that. So oral health is one of them.

Kalee Boisvert:

I'm intrigued by that one. And it says, So in your book, how

Kalee Boisvert:

it's structured each chapter, you have an ending with, like

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approachable action steps for people. And that's what you

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alluded to before, right? You said a lot of these are things

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we can do right now, not very costly. Is there a few you want

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to share just like off the top of your head, maybe that people

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could be aware of that they can start doing right now some of

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these action steps?

Unknown:

Well, for oral health, I mean, I would first look at

Unknown:

the ingredients in your toothpaste or mouthwash, and try

Unknown:

to get non toxic products wherever you can. And that's

Unknown:

also true for your beauty care products. It is astonishing how

Unknown:

many bad chemicals are in beauty care products. And there are

Unknown:

plenty of non toxic brands that are available. I don't know if

Unknown:

they're as effective as the ones filled with chemicals. But long

Unknown:

term, there'll be better for your health. On let me think of

Unknown:

some of the others. Light as I mentioned, I would switch from

Unknown:

led to incandescent, I didn't mention the cold chapter, the

Unknown:

cold chapter is called thermogenesis. And that talks

Unknown:

about a process of heat production, which can help you

Unknown:

cognitively it benefits your immune system. And one of the

Unknown:

action steps in that is there are people who are more extreme

Unknown:

than I am, and they'll go into a cold plunge or an ice bath on a

Unknown:

daily basis. That is a little extreme for me. But what I do do

Unknown:

is at the end of my shower, I turn a normal temperature shower

Unknown:

to very cold for 30 seconds. And it's hard. And I don't love it.

Unknown:

But you really feel invigorated. And it is supposed to have great

Unknown:

benefits. So that's a free tip that anybody can do.

Kalee Boisvert:

Yeah, absolutely. Yeah, you're right.

Kalee Boisvert:

It's part but but your I can see how that would help, like help

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really wake you up really? Refresh you for the day? Yeah,

Unknown:

it does. It does. Let's see what else. For supplements,

Unknown:

I think I have a lot of tips, there are websites that you can

Unknown:

go to, to check the quality of your supplements, because the

Unknown:

supplement industry has a very low barrier to entry. So a lot

Unknown:

of people are in the supplement business. And while they may

Unknown:

begin with good intentions, if they have success, they get

Unknown:

bought by big corporations who can change the ingredients. And

Unknown:

oftentimes, the ingredients which are listed on the label,

Unknown:

don't match the ingredients and the capsule or the tablet. And

Unknown:

then additionally, they add binders and excipients and

Unknown:

fillers that we just don't need to be ingesting. And there are

Unknown:

websites that you can go to to check the source.

Kalee Boisvert:

Yeah, I had, I went to my naturopath like,

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yeah, a while back, and he had this big box full of all these

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different like vitamins and supplements. And I was like,

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what's that, and he's like, those are all the ones you

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should not be buying. And I was like, Oh my gosh, like so many

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of the brands that I was using, were in that box. So that really

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shifted for me like at that awareness of you know, you just

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look at the label of like, what it is like, Oh, this is vitamin

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D. And that's what I'm looking for. But you don't actually look

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any further decide when you know, who is the provider what's

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inside of it. And he kind of pointed all that out to me too.

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And I was like, Oh, that was very eye opening. Because

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basically everything I was buying was not

Unknown:

indeed good. I'm glad that your nature pack did that

Unknown:

for you. Because you're right, a lot of us are trusting and we

Unknown:

overlook the very reality that you don't always get what you

Unknown:

buy. So it's unfortunate but true.

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Yeah, yeah, it is that we just have to be that

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much more mindful now because it is big corporations, big

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business profits to be made. You also say that we have a natural

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ability to heal. And I love that like just remembering, I guess

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that our bodies are are created as these you know, these vessels

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of where we are able to naturally heal like when we get

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a cut or when we are sick and things like that and how we

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recover. So is there ways that we can help support that natural

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ability we already have inside our cells? I think more and more

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people are becoming aware of this and wanting to look for

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those natural ways or ways to promote our own body to do its

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its functions. So anything you want to comment on the add on

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that natural ability to heal.

Unknown:

Well sleep plays into that quite a bit. It's really

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important to get good restful sleep. And years ago everybody

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thought thought that it was a badge of honor to sleep only

Unknown:

four or six hours. And as it turns out, that's not really a

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good thing to do. There are a few outliers who are genetically

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predisposed to get by and not have adverse effects from such

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little sleep. But most of us don't fall into that category.

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And if you find that you are you have good sleep, REM sleep, deep

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sleep, you go through all the different stages of sleep, that

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will help your immune system to heal that and nutrition, what we

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put in our mouth, if we're putting healthy whole foods,

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that's going to help us to say and what toxic exposure reducing

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toxic exposure, because if we're trying to heal, and we're

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bombarded by all these toxins, it's going to make it more

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difficult.

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Okay. Okay, I love it. Um, and then what about

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advocating for our own health, like, I think that's such a big

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one. And so empowering to think of that we get to step in and,

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and kind of be in that role as well, though, because we

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ultimately we know ourselves best. And, you know, you're the

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you're the person that's with yourself day to day, so you know

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what the symptoms and what you're going through, and things

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like that. Whereas when you go to a doctor, you know, you only

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have a few minutes, to maybe share what's going on with them.

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So how can we make sure we're advocating for health and really

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feeling empowered when it comes to our health and our well

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being?

Unknown:

Well, I do think that's really important. Unfortunately,

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we cannot hand over our healthcare journey to a doctor

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or anybody because as you say, they only have a few minutes.

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And the reality is we know ourselves better than anybody

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else. We know how we respond to food to everything, we know it

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best. And it's important to do your due diligence, but maybe

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before you go to the doctor go with a list of questions. And if

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there's something that's not going right, you can do basic

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research to try and understand some of that, but one must

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always be their own health advocate and not rely on

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doctors.

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Yeah, yeah, we give a lot of power to them. And

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they're, they're very helpful, they do a lot of very good

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things. But we have to Yeah, we have to step in and step up and,

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and help ourselves too, because we're kind of exhausted, like,

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we're with ourselves, the majority of the time, so we have

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to take that accountability backwards. Anything else that we

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haven't really touched on, like your book sounds amazing. So if

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listeners want to, like it's basically like, you've done all

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the research for us, and put it all together in one spot, so I

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think that's what sounds really helpful and beneficial for that.

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It's like, kind of check, check, check all the boxes, that your

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book is sort of all in one that people can be helped kind of

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with their overall health, which is pretty exciting. And I think

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that's a, that's a really good concept to have it all in one

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spot, because it can be overwhelming. There's

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information everywhere, coming at us. So it looks like you've

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done the work for us and the research and everything. So

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where can they find, I guess, where can they find your book,

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or learn more about you or reach out to you.

Unknown:

So my book is on Amazon, it's on Barnes and

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Noble, wherever books are sold. I have a website and illegal

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mirrors.com I have an Instagram and Facebook and LinkedIn. Also

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the same name, Emily gold mirrors. And what I did do, as

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you mentioned, is there are many books written on a lot of these

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topics, sleep and nutrition and supplements and all that. But I

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figured I happen to love research, but I thought many

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people don't have the time to do research to the extent that I

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do. So what I tried to do was read all of those books on all

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the topics and take the most salient aspects of each topic,

Unknown:

and then put them in a kind of easy to manage forum so that the

Unknown:

everyday health consumer can access them.

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Yeah, I love it. Yeah. So you don't have to get a

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separate book on nutrition and sleep and that you've brought it

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all together for us. You've made it easy for us. So there's no

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excuses now or not being proactive with these things. I

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hope so. Um, before we wrap up, is there anything else that you

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want to say to listeners as you know, a tip or an idea or

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something for them to consider? Yeah, before, like, kind of

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overall theme or anything like that, that you want to share?

Unknown:

I would just say that some of this may seem

Unknown:

overwhelming. And I'm not suggesting that somebody do

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everything. It's in the book. But start slow and start small.

Unknown:

Try one or two things and stick with that for a while. And if

Unknown:

you start to feel better, you may be incentivized then to add

Unknown:

more things. But the more that you do, the better you will

Unknown:

feel. And that is a great motivation to continue down this

Unknown:

health journey.

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Yeah, absolutely. Because like we were

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saying, I think before we started recording is just, you

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know, I talk on the wealth piece and building your wealth, and I

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plan for people's retirements and their financial freedom. And

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as you know, the whole longevity piece. But if you're, if your

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health isn't there, if you're not, you know, feeling your best

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self or feeling as good as you can be feeling, what's the like,

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then what's the purpose of the money and the wealth and what

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we're building and what we're goal planning for, like, you

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need to be at your best self at that point, too. So I love that

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that there's things we can do right now that are going to have

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a major impact. It's that compounding effect even with

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your health.

Unknown:

Very true. Very true.

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I love it. So I'll include links in the show

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notes for everything you mentioned, as well and

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definitely recommend that people check out your book sounds

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amazing. And you've put a lot of work into all this and very

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relevant and things we need to know now. So thank you so much,

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Emily, for sharing your time and coming on the podcast.

Unknown:

Thank you, Kaylee. I enjoyed talking with you.

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Awesome. Thank you so much. And thank you

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everyone for listening in and I will catch you on the next

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episode. Goodbye for now. I hope you found value in this episode.

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want to pose a question to you the listener. What is one action

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