Discover with Dr. Dan | Proactive Health

Discover with Dr. Dan | Proactive Health

Discovery is at the heart of the human spirit - and this element of discovery is on perfect display in the area of human health and performance. Society has an insatiable appetite for discovering new ways to lose weight, exercise effectively, lose weight correctly, lower cholesterol, and even grow hair. This podcast is devoted to giving the listener a credible information source where health information is shared by the most reputable science journals and scientists on the planet. We are devoted to giving you reliable and actionable health information so you can be proactive about your health. Listen in each week to the Discover with Dr. Dan podcast.

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October 12, 2021 39 min
Jared Ward is a husband and father of 5 kids, God fearing, a statistics professor, and he competed in the 2016 Olympics in the marathon and finished 6th. He’s a 3 time US national champion, 6 time all American at BYU, he’s the founder of the Run Elite Program, a non-profit run club here in Utah. In this episode we discuss running, how Jared got into it, how it has affected his life, and the benefits behind running and having a posi...
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ABOUT DR. WILLIAM LI:

William W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of the New York Times bestseller “Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself.” His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacts care for more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat t...
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Dr. Courtney Tracy is a licensed clinical social worker and doctor of clinical psychology who has become one of the most recognizable names on social media regarding mental health. Trail-blazing with an amassed following of over 1.7 million followers, Dr. Tracy uses her platform with two goals in mind: to teach about how the body and mind work through psychoeducation and to destigmatize mental health in all sectors of our human exi...
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Johnny Hanna is CEO and Co-founder of Homie. Homie’s mission is to simplify home buying and selling with a one stop shop experience with Homie real estate, Homie loans, and Homie tile, and Homie insurance. Prior to Homie, Johnny was President and Co-founder of Entrata, a real estate software company where he helped the company grow to over $100 million in annual revenue. Today we discuss the big challenge that many face with mental...
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Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Samantha Lee Wright, who is a mother of 2, a wife, and the host of the top essential oils podcast. We learn about her journey of getting into the essential oils world and some of the many things she has learned on the way. After testing newborn umbilical cord blood for a study done in the US, they found an average of over 287 commercial chemicals, pesticides, and other pollutants in these ...
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Robert Sikes is a bodybuilder who started out eating the “traditional bro diet,” which got him good results, but also caused him to develop some bad eating disorders and experience some pretty negative health issues, such as drops in strength and stamina, no sex drive, and unhealthy surges in body fat. He noticed that once he started cutting back on carbohydrates, his health began to improve, and then he decided to cut them out com...
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ABOUT STRÅLA YOGA: Stråla Yoga combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi with the form vocabularies of yoga, tai chi, qigong, and Traditional Chinese and Japanese Medicine, to help people release stress, move easily through challenge, and live radiantly inspiring lives. Offerings include training and retreats as well as online yoga, and tai chi classes (both live and on demand) at https://stralayoga.com/online-yoga/

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This is a hot new ingredient, which we will talk about, dissect, and see if there is some good science behind it. It’s a sticky tar-like substance that ranges from jet black to yellowish-brown. It oozes out of rocks in the mountain ranges of Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nepal, and Russia, and has also been found in Antarctica. Though it may look toxic, studies have shown that this compound is not toxic to people and a...
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In this episode I talk to 10 year high level nutrition coach, Mike Millner, who is the author of The Personality Diet. He has a gift for understanding the psychological and physiological needs of his clients, which has led to thousands of success stories. His personality based approach with an emphasis on mindset has been featured in many top rated publications and podcasts. We discuss how people can succeed a lot more in diet and ...
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Today I have Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, health and weight loss expert, and the founder of the Fit Father Project and the Fit Mother Project the leading health and weight loss programs for men and women over 40. He holds dual degrees in nutrition and neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, and is a former national champion bodybuilder. He has helped over 30,000 families in over 100 countrie...
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In this episode I have on with me author, educator, and health and wellness expert, a world renowned expert on yoga, Tiffany Cruikshank. She’s the internationally acclaimed founder of Yoga Medicine, combining over two decades of teaching yoga and holistic medicine research with over a decade working directly with patients to create this effective program to optimize your health. We talk about yoga and the various benefits it has o...
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Today we’re delighted to have the host of the anxiety coaches podcast. Gina is the producer of the top 50 mental health show on Apple Podcasts, and is a nutritionist and coach. She struggled with stress, anxiety, and panic for over 20 years, but was able to climb out of her fear and panic to peace, calm, and well-being by finding out what worked for her. We discuss what anxiety is, where it comes from, and why you might struggle wi...
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In this episode I speak with Dr. Amie Hornaman, AKA the Thyroid Fixer, a woman on a mission to optimize thyroid patients around the world, giving their lives back through her transformational program, the Complete Thyroid Fix Method (CTFM). We discuss what the thyroid is, what it does, how it’s important, and how to know if you have a dysregulated thyroid. The thyroid at times will need to be tested, especially when you’re showing ...
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July 13, 2021 17 min
In this episode we’re going to talk about how to take control of your cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is needed for the body and is used for cell membranes, to make other molecules that are vital to catalyze millions of chemical reactions every second, but like anything, too much of it becomes a problem, which is a big issue in our society today. High cholesterol can cause all kinds of problems for the body, including heart disease...
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Today I speak with entrepreneur, Master Esthetician, and skin health fanatic, Lisa Richards about skin health. We discuss the needs of our skin and why it’s important not to just forget about this organ, but to take care of it by using remedies outside of what many might believe necessary. We talk about the importance of collagen and understanding what this is and how it is vital to pay attention to this protein in order to maintai...
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Today we’ll be talking to Betsy Thurston about a lot of cool things related to eating. Betsy is a registered dietitian and health coach at the institute for integrative nutrition. She has a master’s degree in public health nutrition from the University of North Carolina. Her current work is in the area of Nutritional Psychology. We discuss how eating can not only affect how you feel physically, but also how it can affect your menta...
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Today we have Brunde Broady on the show to talk about an enzyme you probably haven’t heard of: Calcium ATPase, and its impact on human health. When Brunde’s infant son experienced an onslaught of health issues that conventional medicine could neither define nor treat, she began her own research based quest for answers. Over the course of 10 years, Broady has studied and researched the importance of Calcium ATPase and has written a ...
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In this episode we will be talking with Dr. Gail Saltz, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, author of The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius, and host of the How Can I Help podcast from iHeartRadio. We discuss mental health and how modern medicine has evolved and continues to adapt to the needs of our society, and Dr. Saltz explains the inc...
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Snooze | Learning to Improve Your Sleep

Today we’re going to talk about how to snooze the night away, or sleep and it’s importance, and then what we can do to be better. There’s a common misconception in the business world that people can be fine on just a couple of hours of sleep every night, but study after study has shown this just isn’t true. I discuss why we need sleep, and then go into how we can sleep better and what sleep do...
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In this episode we’re going to talk about novel ways to level out blood glucose levels. Blood glucose levels are a plague today, leading to type 2 diabetes, which is a big problem. 10.5% of the population in the US is diabetic with the number of people undiagnosed being about 35% or so. Continuous stacking throughout the day will cause your insulin levels to remain high, not giving it enough time to lower. This is a destructive cyc...
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