Rejuvenaging with Dr. Ron Kaiser

1/25/2022

Managing Our Joints and Staying Physically Active Throughout Our Lives with Dr. Kevin Stone

Ep. 120
A fortuituous defensive play at soccer cost young Kevin Stone his medial meniscus and his chances of succeeding at that sport. The injury also brought a massive disappointment to him since a surgeon he looked up to decided to remove his meniscus, which he can clearly see today wasn't the best option. With time, he would develop bow legs and the typical medial knee pain that comes with it. He would also get purpose and a clear direction; he would dedicate his life to discovering how to replace the meniscus cartilage and help people heal faster from joint injuries.Our guest, Dr. Kevin Stone, is a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon. He is the founder and head of The Stone Clinic, which is at the forefront of orthopedic surgery, recognized worldwide for the BioKnee, his alternative to artificial knee replacement. Dr. Stone specializes in joint injuries and arthritis, focusing on repairing the knee, shoulder, and ankle while preserving the natural biology of the joint. He is also the author of "Play Forever: How to Recover From Injury and Thrive" and a tireless researcher.In this episode, Dr. Kevin Stone shared quite a few golden nuggets of his vast wisdom on joint injuries recovery and prevention. In a very simple and colloquial language, Dr. Stonce explained the different nuances of total joint replacement and its alternatives. We talked about the best ways to avoid joint injuries and the core principles to diminish the chances of getting arthritis. Dr. Stone also spoke about the benefits of practicing sports consistently, the importance of diversifying our disciplines, and shared valuable advice for both young and old athletes.Tune in to Episode 120, and discover some of Dr. Kevin Stone's most valuable advice to have a healthy and long-lasting relationship with your joints.Some Questions I Ask:What specifically is your specialty within orthopedic surgery? (3:46)I'm interested in your own history and how you decided to go in the direction of orthopedics. (13:28)Is arthritis a normal part of aging? (16:59)What are some general principles that people should do for young athletes who will be active their entire life? (21:47)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Dr. Stone's perspective on total joint replacement (5:13)The positive impact of exercising on joint's health (9:28)Losing the medial meniscus. How it all started for Dr. Kevin Stone (13:03)The three core principles to avoid developing arthritis (20:17)Resources:The Stone Clinic websiteBook: Dr. Kevin Stone - Play ForeverThe Stone Clinic YouTube channelThe Stone Clinic InstagramThe Stone Clinic FacebookConnect with Dr. Stone:LinkedInUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging
1/18/2022

52 Reasons To Never Give Up, and then 52 More with Lauren Abrams

Ep. 119
Every time something terrible happens, the "we are nothing" idea and its derivatives float in our minds. It is almost inevitable to take a step back from our distractions and ask ourselves, what is the meaning of life, what are we in this world for? Our guest, Lauren Abrams, realized that no one ever wished they had worked harder or made more money on their deathbed, so the answer should be something else. That's how a beautiful journey started, and 52 Weeks of Hope was born.Lauren Abrams is a Lawyer, Writer, Mom, General Encourager, and Host of the 52 Weeks of Hope Podcast. On her weekly show, thought leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and other visionaries talk about their experiences navigating difficult times, hoping to generate answers to some of life's burning questions.As a lawyer, Lauren has been defending employees' rights for the last 22 years, is a member of the Women's Law Association of Los Angeles, the State Bar of California Employment Section, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. Her practice areas include wrongful termination, whistleblower and retaliation, disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, race and/or age discrimination, national origin discrimination, racial harassment, and sexual harassment.In this episode, we talk about the importance of community, positive thinking, and connection. Lauren talked about how a personal project and the need to answer a question turned into creating her podcast and how she managed to balance her legal practice and podcasting activities. We also go through some simple yet effective wellbeing techniques Lauren learned by interviewing people for her show, the importance of writing down our goals, helping others, practicing gratitude, and more.Tune in to Episode 119 and discover a fresh, compelling, and wholesome source of hope for the darkest times.Some Questions I Ask:You hear about people who are being oppressed, harassed, and mistreated in various ways, and you've got that other part of you that that talks about 52 weeks of hope. Can you tell us how these two things come together in the same person? (4:43)Are there some key things that people who go through their dark periods tend to call upon or utilize that you can share with us? (8:21)How do you stay so positive with the law practice? Can you incorporate any of what you learn doing the podcast to give your people hope? (17:09)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Lauren struggle and why she decided to find out about life's meaning (5:37)All of us go through hard times. How crucial is the role of community in healing from our wounds (8:49)What happens in our lives when we focus on being happy and living a fulfilling and meaningful life (11:01)Some of Lauren's favorite techniques to feel better quickly (18:33)Resources:52 Weeks of Hope website52 Weeks of Hope FREE Ebook52 Weeks of Hope PodcastConnect with Lauren:LinkedInUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/
1/11/2022

Getting Motivated to Live a Healthy Lifestyle with Kathleen Trotter

Ep. 118
There is a common belief that only motivated people can exercise frequently and have a balanced diet. The truth is, motivation alone is not enough. People feel motivated, and motivation, just as any feeling, fluctuates; the urge to stay under cozy blankets instead of running 8 miles is something motivated people feel very often. But then, if not motivation, are there any tools we can use to keep our health and fitness on track? Our guest, Kathleen Trotter, found some very effective ones, and she shared them with us today.Kathleen Trotter is a Personal Trainer, MSc in Exercise Science, CSNN Nutritionist, and Author of "Finding Your Fit." Daughter of two very active parents, Kathleen learned that movement and being active was non-negotiable; the only thing that was up to her was how she chose to remain active. She went through the running path; she ran 9 marathons, countless half-marathons; she also participated in 4 half-ironman and 1 ironman (ironwoman).In this episode, we delve into some of Kathleen's secrets to remain active, the right approach to turn physical activity and movement into an enjoyable experience, and the options we have when our workout motivation is low. We also dive deep into Kathleen's journey of becoming who she is today and the challenges she faced before embracing fitness and a healthy lifestyle. We talk about the importance of focusing on what we can control, progressive adaptation to exercise, and much more.Tune in to Episode 118 and start the year with an easy-to-adopt approach to health and fitness.Some Questions I Ask:What can we do when we have those days where we need to get motivated to go out and exercise? (11:12)What happened in your life that at some point, you said, hey, this isn't the way that I want to live my life that I do want to become more fit? (15:14)Can you give us some advice to those of us who are still carrying around a little bit of that extra weight "COVID weight"? (33:22)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Just start and do whatever. Doing little feels way better than doing nothing (6:02)It is not about motivation; it is about thinking about exercising as a part of something (12:01)Being active is non-negotiable (16:04)Find something you don't hate. That will make exercising easier (24:05)The importance of focusing on what we can control (35:34)Resources:Kathleen Trotter websiteBook: Kathleen Trotter - Finding Your FitBook: James Clear - Atomic HabitsYoga With Adriene - YouTube channelConnect with Kathleen:LinkedInInstagramTwitter
12/21/2021

Evaluating Our Performance In 2021 and Setting the Expectations for 2022

Ep. 117
The end of the year is when most of us set the intentions for the following year; we look at what we expect to do better, the aspects of our lives we want to improve, and even the things we would like to stop doing. However, it is also common to forget about them with time and never take the time to assess if we met our previous year's resolutions.On that note, I decided to dedicate this episode, the last of this season, to evaluate my performance in 2021 in the three main areas I chose to focus on: health and fitness, intellectual development, and social connectedness.This episode is a personal assessment of how I did last year and an invitation to our listeners to do the same and keep themselves accountable in their own resolutions.Tune in to 2021's last episode of Rejuvenaging, and feel inspired to set your 2022 resolutions, find out how you did last year, and focus on the things you need to improve.In This Episode, You Will Learn:The mixed emotions produced by 2021 (2:33)Why it is crucial to remember to check how we did with the previous year's resolutions (3:17)How I did in the health and fitness department (5:18)About the accomplishments I'm proud of in the intellectual development area (8:01)Why is social connectedness is so important, especially when getting older (9:37)What are the things I need to improve regarding my health, and what are the things I would like to maintain (13:16)About the exciting stuff coming next year in the professional field (15:31)Useful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
12/14/2021

Tips to Walk the Path of Longevity in Optimal Health with Dr. Raj Anand

Ep. 116
Heart disease is the number one killer not only in America but in the entire world. However, if detected and treated on time, these diseases and heart conditions can be reversed through proper diet, exercising, and reducing the effects of stress. Our guest, Dr. Raj Anand, is the living proof of it. After living long years under a lot of pressure and stress in his professional environment, he started feeling a little discomfort in the chest, especially under cold weather, which studies revealed was a coronary disease. He wasn't satisfied with the bibliography he found on dieting to prevent coronary diseases, so he designed his own and got considerably better.Dr. Raj is a retired Associate Professor and Emeritus Educator in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also an author; he published "A Practical Approach to EKG Interpretation" and "Healthy Diet And Mindfulness to Prevent Coronary Heart Disease." He invented the Thermo-electric Angioplasty Catheter and served as a Director of Coronary Care Unit, Director Non-invasive Cardiovascular Laboratories, and Director at Cardiovascular Research Laboratory.We had a fantastic conversation about proper diet to prevent heart disease and enhance our overall health, good and bad carbs, good and bad fat, and what kind of chocolate is good for our health. Dr. Raj kindly shared tons of valuable nuggets about exercising and meditation, and he highlighted the importance of reducing the effects of stress.Tune in to Episode 116 of Rejuvenaging, and learn some tricks to reach longevity in good shape. Some Questions I Ask:How did you get interested in the preventive end of cardiology and medicine in general? (4:30)Can you tell us the general outlines of how a healthy diet looks like? (7:24)From a stress management standpoint, what can we do to keep our stress levels low? (21:07)In This Episode, You Will Learn:The living proof that heart conditions can be reversed. Dr. Raj shares his experiences reducing his coronary disease (5:22)Is chocolate good? What are the types of chocolate we should avoid (16:41)Body inflammation is the root cause of dozens of diseases. How can reducing the effects of stress help us minimize body inflammation (21:22)What is best for us, 3 or 5 meals a day? (32:05)Resources:Dr. Raj Anand websiteBook: Dr. Raj Anand - Healthy Diet and Mindfulness to Prevent Coronary Heart DiseaseConnect with Dr. Raj:Email: rajkanand@icloud.comUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
12/7/2021

Using Our Brain To Reclaim Our Health with Ben Ahrens

Ep. 115
Our brain can change its structure and functions through a process called Neuroplasticity, which allows us to, by changing the stress response that takes place in our system, alleviate the body of inflammation, and reach homeostasis. Homeostasis is when cells, tissue, and organisms get the stability and consistency required to function normally.After being diagnosed with Chronic Neurological Lyme disease at age 25, our guest, Ben Ahrens, learned two things: one, Lyme disease is caused by the exposure of Borellia, and two, a tiny percentage of people exposed to Borellia develop Lyme disease.Later on, Ben learned that the brain determines how the body responds to particular stimuli. He got curious, so he decided to study neuroscience and understand the relationship between mind, body, and health.Ben Ahren is the Co-founder and CEO at re-origin, a science-based, self-directed neuroplasticity training program specifically designed to help you reclaim your health and life.In this episode, we delve into Ben's healing journey, recovering fully from Lyme disease using what he learned about Neuroplasticity. He explains complex brain functions with exquisite simplicity, making it easy to understand why and how our body reacts to stress and anxiety. We also talked about prevention, functional and healthy longevity, and Ben kindly shared practical ways of using Neuroplasticity to enhance our overall health.Tune in to Episode 115 of Rejuvenaging, and discover the benefits of reprogramming our brain and maximizing its ability to heal itself.Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us a bit about your journey and how you became the present version of yourself? (3:44)If the human body has a natural tendency to heal itself, why do we have chronic diseases? (8:40)How hard is it to change naturally anxious people or who have learned to be anxious? (14:17)In This Episode, You Will Learn:What were the discoveries Ben made while trying to figure out why he contracted Lyme disease (5:39)How can we use our brains to cure ourselves (8:37)What happens when our brain is in a constant hyper-vigilant state (15:48)What is the limit age to start applying Neuroplasticity in our lives (24:01)Resources:re-origin websitere-origin Instagramre-origin Twitterre-origin Facebookre-origin Mediumre-origin PinterestConnect with Ben:LinkedInInstagramUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.com
11/30/2021

Accessing Our Subconscious Wisdom with Leonard Perlmutter

Ep. 114
If someone came and told us there is a war for power and survival inside our minds, that we all have superconscious wisdom, that is, in a certain way, kept hostage and censured by stronger, or louder rather, parts of our brain, we will probably not believe it. However, that is what our guest, Leonard Perlmutter, came to tell us today, and he said something even more interesting, that he would prefer we won't believe anything he said and go to find out by ourselves if it is true.Leonard is the Founder and Director of The American Meditation Institute (AMI). He is the author of several books, including "Transformation", "The heart and science of Yoga", and his latest "Your Conscience. The key to unlock limitless wisdom and creativity and solve all life's challenges", which we talk about today. Leonard has studied Yoga Science since 1975 and is a direct disciple of mind/body medicine pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas.In this episode, Leonard described how our mind works with astonishing simplicity. He explained how we make the decisions that impact our lives and decide our fate and what we can do to have more control over it. We talked about the four voices in our mind, the louder and pushy ones, how they operate, and why it is so hard to ignore them. Leonard also taught simple yet effective techniques to incorporate meditation into our lives and much more.Tune in to Episode 114 to explore how our mind operates, and discover who we listen to when we make our choices.Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us a bit about your journey to get to be you at this point in your life? (3:36)Can you tell us some of the principles behind your book and why the conscience is this thing that can do all these great things for us? (9:13)Can you talk to us about that part of the conscious mind that's sceptical? Can you tell us about the concrete scientific basis behind it? (18:36)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Be prepared. Prepared for what? Leonard talks about his experience and what he learned from being a boy scout (4:41)Start teaching now. A short letter that would change Leonard's life (7:33)About the war for power inside our minds (12:52)A conversation with the four voices in our head (20:18)Resources:The American Meditation Institute websiteThe American Meditation Institute TwitterThe American Meditation Institute FacebookThe American Meditation Institute YouTubeBook: Leonard Perlmutter - Your ConscienceConnect with Leonard:LinkedInFacebookUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.com
11/23/2021

Going from Ordinary to Legendary, One Habit at the Time with Tommy Breedlove

Ep. 113
Regardless of the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what we are capable of or not, our minds can be rewired from scarcity to abundance, from fear to love, or from self-doubt to confidence, and our guest, Tommy Breedlove, is the living proof of it. Growing up in a violent household from a violent neighborhood, he committed a violent crime, which sent him away a couple of years.A couple of years later, and after a massive effort and hard work, Tommy graduated with honors from the University of Georgia. He twisted the course of his life; he got the shiny cars, the cufflinks, the suit, the corner office, and still, something wasn't right. As he was lying in a ditch, contemplating his life, trying to understand why despite all the success, his marriage was collapsing, and he wasn't happy, he finally got it. He knew what he had to do, and he is sharing it with us today.Tommy Breedlove is a Keynote Speaker, a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-selling Author of the book "Legendary," and a Business, Relationship, and Mindset Coach. He is also the Founder and Chief Goodness Provider of Choose Goodness.In this episode, Tommy shared bits of his past, his challenging childhood, and adolescence. He also shared the details of how he went from spending a couple of years in jail to graduating with honors and retaking control of his life. We talked about the work he does with the Legendary retreats and masterminds, the massive results his coachees get, and the possibilities rewiring our brains represent. We also explore the power of replacing negative habits with positive ones and much more.Tune in to Episode 113 and learn about the power we have in our hands to change our lives by rewiring our brains and how we think about ourselves and who we are.Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your journey to get to be Tommy Breedlove as we know him today? (4:01)I don't think I've previously heard the term legendary in conjunction with coaching or growing up and being the best version of yourself. Can you tell us a bit about it? (8:52)Do you have any thoughts on why people don't naturally go toward what they can be, which is the best versions of themselves? (11:43)In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Tommy's not-so-graceful journey into becoming who he is (4:08)About Tommy's first aha moment (6:48)What does it mean to live a legendary life (9:51)What is the quickest fix to start changing our lives (14:19)Let them fail, and discipline them. A piece of advice from Tommy about parenting (20:17)Resources:Tommy Breedlove websiteBook: Tommy Breedlove - LegendaryConnect with Tommy:YouTube channelFacebookInstagramLinkedIn
11/16/2021

How to Shake Our Fears Out and Accomplish Our Dreams with Scott Harris

Ep. 112
As we already know, we can be our greatest cheerleaders or the ones who stop us from achieving our goals. Sometimes, we get stuck in the what-ifs, overthinking or second-guessing ourselves, and we get paralyzed. Our guest, Scott K. Harris, believes most people do that because of the fear to fail, which is, according to him, the mother of all fears. Still, he is convinced there is a breaking point, a moment when we draw a line in the sand, and we are done dealing with that paralyzing fear, and that is what he shares with us today.Scott is a well-known Parachutist, Veteran, Businessman, Motivational Speaker, and Podcast Host of the Embrace Challenge podcast. Scott enlisted in the army to escape from College; at the time, he thought he wasn't smart enough for it since he would "waste" his free time reading novels. Scott made one of the most significant self-discoveries in the army: he desperately needed to face new challenges.In this episode, we had an inspirational conversation about overcoming the fear of failure, how to be in constant evolution, and the importance of challenging ourselves to be better every day. Scott shared bits of his past and the challenges he overcame to get to this point in his life. We also talked about Scott's fantastic story falling from the sky directly into Liz Taylor's wedding at Michael Jackson's Neverland estate, the repercussion in the media, and the jail time he had to do because of it.Tune in to Episode 112 of Rejuvenaging, to meet this amazing man who learned to lower the volume of the voices that tried to stop him from fulfilling his dreams.Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us a bit about how you got to be Scott Harris? (3:17)You parachuted into Liz Taylor's wedding at Michael Jackson's Neverland estate. How did that come about? (8:13)What advice do you have for listeners dealing with the aging process to overcome their fears? (20:01)In This Episode, You Will Learn:The moment Scott learned he needed to constantly challenge himself to survive (4:09)About everyone's biggest fear and how to overcome it (12:23)How to stop the inner detractor from destroying our plans (17:38)The importance of learning every day something new, even after retirement (22:26)Resources:Scott K. Harris websiteEmbrace Challenge podcastBook: Scott Harris - Leap ForwardBook: Scott Harris - Commercial Property MaintenanceConnect with Scott:InstagramFacebookPinterestUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.com