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Choose Health Podcast

The Choose Health Podcast is weekly show which brings on top experts in health to help you to realise and reach your health potential. We look at sleep,nutrition,breathing,meditation and other lifestyle choices. The guests will provide you with practical means to improving your health and taking your health into your own hands including habit formation, implementing change and creating the mindset to reach our health potential. Each episode brings you recommendations and strategies you can implement straight away in your lives. We share resources and success stories from people who transformed their health and wellbeing and top tips towards living a healthy and happy life.
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Jun 8, 2016
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Pat Divilly is an author, speaker and health and wellness coach who has fast become one of Irelands leading authorities on health and wellness.
 
He has raised hundreds of thousands of euros through various events for Irish charities including Console and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.
 
In this episode we delve into:
 
How and why Pat got into into health and fitness.
 
Pat's definition of health.
 
How can other men take the first steps to help improve their mental health.
 
What Pat did that helped him when he suffered with poor mental health.
 
What advice he would give himself back when things weren’t going well.
 
How important has self awareness been in your journey from adversity to where you are now.
 
The importance of belief.
 
How he turned Failure into Success
 
Inspiration vs Desperation
 
What caused Pat to commit fully to change?
 
How getting a balanced life, work and family is so important to Pat.
 
Being vulnerable and open.
 
Revealing emotions as a man.
 
Critics and how he deals with them.
 
10 day challenge for listeners:
 
Take action on what you learnt.
 
Write down 3 things each night of things you want to do the next day that are important.
 
Top 3 tips to live a healthy and happy life
 
1) Gratitude
 
2) Action Steps
 
3) Journalling/goal setting
 
 
 
Find out more about Pat and his work:
 
 
 
Website:
 
 
 
 
Facebook:
 
 
 
 
 
Other Resources: (Non Affiliate Links)
 
Headspace App– Start a free 10 day introduction into Mindfulness Meditation. This is the app I use everyday and how I started into Mindfulness Meditation.
 
 
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May 18, 2016
Declan Coyle is an international motivational speaker and author of the Number 1 bestselling book: The Green Platform a brilliant book on the power of our thoughts in shaping our lives.
 
He is a thought leader in leadership, personal change and peak performance who has travelled the world working with sports teams, CEOS and individuals.
May 4, 2016


Today I have Armagh Native Stevey McGeown on the show. He is an entrepreneur, highly sought after motivational speaker, endurance athlete and an incredible inspirational character who has run 100 marathons in 100 days in 2015 being the first person in Ireland to do so and raising monies for charity at the same time This year he looks to take it a step further by running 60 ultra marathons in 60 days, again for some great charities in Ireland running across the 32 counties of Ireland starting on June 1st.

He has travelled to the 4 corners of the World to train and work with the leading forces in the results industry and is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. He is a dynamic and entertaining platform speaker with the ability to captivate and inspire audiences towards peak performance and higher levels of achievement.

 

Shownotes:


Stevey’s Journey from adversity to adventure and achievement

How he avoided hitting the mental and physical wall during 100 marathons in 100 days

The power of the subconscious mind

How vision changes everything in our lives

3 ways to emotional mastery

What we focus on can make all the difference

Why everyone can achieve more than they think

How gratitude plays a massive role in success

Pushing the boundaries of our potential

How to set better goals.

Change our focus, change our feeling.

Stevey's latest goal of running 60 ultra marathons in 60 days

How to support this great cause

 

 

Stevey's top 3 tips for living a healthy and happy life

 

1) Appreciation

2) Exercise

3) Think outside of yourself

 

10 day challenge to feeling better.

 

Find out more about Stevey and his work:

 

Website:

http://steveysepicadventure.com/

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/steveysepicadventure/


http://askstevey.com/

Think outside of yourself, be part of something bigger.

 

Other Resources: (Non Affiliate Links)

Headspace App– Start a free 10 day introduction into Mindfulness Meditation. This is the app I use everyday and how I started into Mindfulness Meditation.


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Then I would really appreciate if you could please Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and leave an honest 5 star rating so that the Choose Health Podcast can help more people improve their health.

Darragh

 

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Mar 23, 2016

Dr. Michael Ruscio is a doctor, clinical researcher, author, and health enthusiast. Dr. Ruscio practices Functional Medicine in California. Dr. Ruscio gives people who are suffering from symptoms of chronic illness simple steps to get better, and get on with life. This episode talks about chronic illnesses and their link to our gut health and how we can address this.

Shownotes:

Dr. Ruscio’s story and how he got into Healthcare and Functional Medicine.

What is Functional Medicine.

How he helps people with their health.

How important gut health is.

Dr Google and why we should avoid paying him a visit.

What are the symptoms of poor gut health, what can they manifest as outside the gut?

How can we tell for sure if our gut is affecting our health negatively?

Biggest contributors to poor gut health?

Link between mental health and gut health?

My gut health is poor, how do I improve it?

Benefits/ stories of people who addressed their gut health?

Key take homes?

Try Paleo Diet for 30 days.

How to develop overall wellness and live your life as you want.

Top 3 tips towards living a healthy and happy life?

1) Optimising Gut Health

2) Enjoying Life and Pay Attention To Every Other Area Of Your Life

3) Find and Pursue What You Love

Find Out More About Dr Ruscio:

www.drruscio.com

Mar 16, 2016
Patrick McKeown discovered breathing re-education when faced with poor health in his own life. He had asthma, sleep apnea and poor mental function. He completely transformed his whole life by addressing his own breathing and starting to see these symptoms and condition no longer affected him. 
 
Since then Patrick has dedicated his life to teaching others of the importance of breathing re education and has helped thousands of people in the process improve their health by addressing their breathing.
 
In this episode we delve into his own journey, how he helps people and who can benefit from learning to address their own breathing.
 
We speak about how a simple thing of addressing dysfunctional breathing can hold some fascinating benefits for those who implement it in their own lives.
 
 
 
Shownotes:
 
 
Patrick comes on the podcast to discuss
 
  • His story, how he came across breathing re education, how he went from having asthma, sleep apnea and poor mental function to transforming his health and whole life with breathing re education.
  • How he has helped and continues to help thousands of people with asthma and other respiratory complaints to improve their condition and even reverse symptoms.
  • Why crooked teeth in children may be as a result of mouth breathing.
  • How the way children breathe is critical for their growth and development.
  • Causes of dysfunctional breathing?
  • An exercise to unblock your nose permanently, without medications.
  • Improved energy, concentration and reduced stress.
  • Reduced blood pressure and lowered cholesterol by simply breathing better. (16mins)
  • How to know if your breathing is affecting your health.
  • Stresses role in changing our breathing and how we can reduce stress by simple breathing exercises.
  • Why our sleep may be affected by our breathing and how to know.
  • How getting up to go the bathroom at night may not be as a result of a full bladder.
  • Natural way to help anxiety.
  • Go from fight or flight to rest and digest in 3-5 minutes.
  • Improved oxygen delivery to cells by the way we breathe.
  • The role of our breathing habits for respiratory conditions (including asthma) and even the common cold.
  • Why 'deep breathing' may be doing the opposite of what we think
  • How long before you can see results.
  • Stress/anxiety and depression and it's link to the breath.
  • Practical steps to start addressing your breathing.
  • How to breathe during physical exercise.
  • Simulating high altitude training with no equipment or altitude needed. How Patrick teaches this method to Olympic Athletes, NFL players and Professional Soccer Players.
  • Improved sporting performance with breathing re education.
  • Incidence of mouth breathing in children and why it is critical to teach correct breathing to children.
  • Tonsils and adenoids enlargement.
  • How to know if your child is not breathing correctly.
  • ADHD and children and it’s link to sleep disordered breathing.
  • My own testimonial to switching to nasal breathing, improved mental function, energy and better sleep.
  • Why I tape my mouth at night and who may benefit from this.
  • How you can get more benefits from your walk by taking this one step.
  • Improve your fitness and sports performance with nose breathing.
  • Create lasting changes towards improving our health.
  • Reduced breathing exercise (see resources)
  • Why taking the first step is the best thing you can do for your health.
 
 
Top 3 tips to live a healthy and happy life
 
1) Breathe through the nose
 
2) Follow the breath
 
3) Physical exercise suited to you with nose breathing.
 
 
 
 

Find out more about Patrick and his work:

Buteyko Help-line 1800 931 935 

Websites:

http://www.buteykoclinic.com/

http://buteyko.ie/
 
http://oxygenadvantage.com/
 
Patrick's Facebook
 
 
Resources mentioned in the podcast
 
Books:
 
 
The Oxygen Advantage (Latest Book)
 
Close Your Mouth
 
Videos:
 
Unblock Your Nose in 5 Minutes Exercise: Click Here
 
 
Breathing and Child Development
 
Cranio-Facial development in children and mouth breathing
 
Information for parents about the importance of nasal breathing in children:
http://www.buteyko.ie/breathing-childhood-development.php
 
ADHD and breathing:
http://www.buteykoclinic.com/adhd-research.php
 
Other Resources: (Non Affiliate Links)
 

Headspace App– Start a free 10 day introduction into Mindfulness Meditation. This is the app I use everyday and how I started into Mindfulness Meditation.

 

Enjoying The Podcast?

Then I would really appreciate if you could please Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and leave an honest 5 star rating so that the Choose Health Podcast can help more people improve their health.

Darragh

 

Share The Love Below

 

 

Mar 8, 2016

Lois Laynee, Ph.D is a dynamic pioneer and passionate lecturer in the fields of Education, Sleep Apnea, Scar Release Healing and Cranio Facial Neuro development.

In this episode we speak about the benefits of Optimal Oxygenation in our bodies including better sleep, more energy and overall increased wellbeing and how we can go about achieving this.

Mar 8, 2016

In this Episode I have Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert Danny Lennon from Sigma Nutrition to discuss the habits we have around nutrition and health and how to improve and more importantly maintain them.

We also discuss some actionable tips we can employ in our daily lives to improve our body composition, wellbeing and the changes we can make to becoming a healthier version of ourselves.

Mar 8, 2016

Danny Penman is an International Bestselling Author and Expert In Mindfulness Meditation.

In this episode we delve into how Mindfulness Meditation can help us Reduce Pain, Manage Stress, and allow us to live a Healthier and Happier Life.

Mar 7, 2016

This is a short introductory episode for the Choose Health Podcast.

A bit about me, your host, Darragh Sheehy.

What's my background?

Why a podcast?

Who will benefit from listening.

Who I will interview.

Aims of the podcast.

Benefits for you the listener.

Show format and resources.

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