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The Longevity Lifestyle Podcast with David Rachford

The Longevity Lifestyle Podcast provides inspiration & information to improve health & fitness, relationships, giving back, and creating a legacy. Longevity isn't just about living longer, it's about adding life to your years via practical, actionable advice from noted experts in sports, medicine, relationships, sexuality, yoga, nutrition, and peak performance.
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Apr 5, 2021

David Reaboi is an author and  expert in National security & political warfare matters, and a jazz afficianado, but for the Longevitiy Lifestyle, we talk about fitness.

David is an amateur bodybuilder and fitness buff, and I asked him on the podcast because I wanted to talk about his health and fitness transformation.  What it really takes to make dramatic changes in your physique, and learn some of the tricks, supplements, and well, pharmaceutical options that can help improve your health. We have a fun conversation, and I learned a lot… and it was a fun departure to have someone on to talk about their “healthy hobby” of bodybuilding.

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Mar 1, 2021

Udo Erasumus  is a pioneer in the health and wellness industry. He has sold over 250,000 copies of books, including Fats That Heal Fats That Kill, and sold and distributed 25,000,000 bottles from his Udo's Choice product line in 50+ countries

After being poisoned by pesticides in 1980, Udo turned his passion and attention to health. He obsessively studied literature, created a method for making good oils with health in mind, developed the first ever flax seed oil, authored several books on the effects of oils on health: Fats and OilsFats That Heal Fats That KillChoosing the Right FatsOmega 3 Cuisine; and enthusiastically educated the public in about 40 countries on the effects of oils on health and disease.

In 1992, Udo developed healthy whole foods supplements for dogs, cats, and horses. In 1994, he developed an oil blend that is both better balanced and more effective than flax oil. He followed this with probiotics blends and digestive enzyme blends in 1997, and a year later developed prebiotic fiber and green blends.


 

Feb 4, 2021

Tyler Todt, the Energetic Enigma, shares how choices changed his life; his choice to increase energy, embrace fun, celebrate each moment and have so many blessings, that it become necessary to pour into others.  

Jan 25, 2021

Many people start fitness programs in the new year. This episode, I talk with fitness coach Jason Helmes, an online coach and trainer who has trained thousands in his online community.  Tune in to learn what works and what doesn't.

The good news is, sammiches are allowed and encouraged.  So grab your healthy sammy, and dig into this episode.

Sep 7, 2016

Joshua Spodek earned such praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (Forbes Magazine and ABC News) with success in such diverse fields as science, invention, entrepreneurship, art, leadership, coaching, and education.

A Professor at NYU and columnist for Inc., he holds five Ivy-League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, both from Columbia University, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite orbiting the Earth as part of a multi-billion-dollar decade-plus mission led by the European Space Agency with NASA. He left academia to co-found a venture, Submedia, to bring to market his invention—a technology to show motion-pictures to subway riders moving between stations—starting the field of commercial in-tunnel motion-pictures. Submedia has grown worldwide to install dozens of displays in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He holds six patents. He co-founded and helped lead several education ventures, including partnering with New York City Public Schools. He has taught art at Parsons the New School for Design and NYU-Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).

He finished six marathons and counting (3:51 best), competed at the World and National level of Ultimate Frisbee (with teams ranked #5 at College Nationals, #8 at Club Nationals, and #11 at Worlds), including captaining his college team as well as playing at the first Ultimate Tournament in Pyongyang, North Korea. He swam across the Hudson River, did over 70,000 burpees, wrote over 2,100 blog posts, took over 100 cold showers, coined the term sidcha, and has jumped out of two airplanes. He has visited 26 countries on six continents, including years in Paris, Ahmedabad (India), and Shanghai. He lives in New York City’s Greenwich Village and blogs daily at www.joshuaspodek.com.

Aug 9, 2016

Self-Imposed Daily Healthy Activity - Establishing a practice for growth and personal development.  How to select a practice, and hold yourself accountable.  Join the Better Human Challenge Facebook Group at BetterHumanChallenge.com

Aug 2, 2016

Start your week strong with a short motivational challenge.  These short episodes are the action steps and the companion to the in-depth weekly shows we feature. Today David Rachford discusses the importance of nutrition and why keeping a food journal can be a powerful exercise.

Jul 7, 2016
Erica Spiegelman is an addiction and wellness specialist, motivational speaker, and author who works with individuals, couples, and families on personal growth and overall wellness. Erica provides a holistic approach to helping people overcome their struggles with addictions and dependency and gives them the tools they need to create healthy lives for themselves.

In April 2015, Erica's book was published, Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction & Recovery, which offers a completely new treatment modality focused on how individuals can rewire their brains, change their behavior, and bring about positive change in their lives. Praised by experts in the field, Rewired debuted as Amazon’s number one new release among drug and alcohol addiction books. 
 
In addition to her work as an author and counselor, Erica works with several treatment centers in California, including Living Rebos Treatment Center, Klean Treatment Center, Beit T’Shuvah and Passages Malibu. She is a regular contributor to online health outlets, TV news shows, often co-hosts a weekly radio show Klean Radio on Sirius XM, writes for Maria Shriver, and hosts “Rewired Radio” every Friday on RadioMD.
 
Erica holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Arizona and is a California State Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADAC)-II from UCLA.

Through her work, writing, and media appearances, Erica is dedicated to touching and changing as many lives as possible.
 
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Jun 30, 2016
In this episode, we talk sex with Dr. Celeste Holbrook.  Often times, men and women seem to have mis-matched libidos, and we discuss the causes and remedys.  We talk about what's normal, and of course, how to spice things up in the bedroom or beyond. Sex is an important part of our lives, it's a basic human need at an instinctual level. Food, shelter, and sex are considered essential to human life; and connecting in a meaningful and more present way during sex, can make you a better human.

Dr. Celeste Holbrook is a sexologist, author and speaker who helps women, men and couples achieve their best sex life through intentional behavior changes.  She takes a holistic total body, total mindset approach to your sex life and transforms the way you interact with yourself and your partner.  Hundreds of couples have dramatically changed their relationships by following Dr. Holbrook's sexual and spiritual strategies and she loves providing a safe space for people to have real conversations about sex.  She lives in Fort Worth Texas with her husband,  4-year old twin girls.
 

 

Jun 24, 2016

Michael Russer is a national speaker on intimacy and sex, with an unique point of view.  As a prostate cancer survivor his treatment has left him impotent in the traditional sense; but that has not impacted his ability to enjoy strong intimacy with his partner. In this candid talk, we chat with Michael and his partner Jacky, and we discuss what it means to upgrade our sexual operating system, enjoy deep intimacy, and explore new parts of our beings, beyond sex.

Jun 16, 2016

Sean Lucan is a practicing family physician in the Bronx, NY, and a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.As an Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine Montefiore Medical Center | Albert Einstein College of Medicine, his research focuses on how different aspects of urban food environments may influence what people eat, and what the implications are for obesity and chronic diseases, particularly in low-income and minority communities.

His recent work has focused on measuring, modeling, and mapping under-studied aspects of urban food environments. Another focus of his work is critically examining various beliefs in the field of Nutrition.

Jun 9, 2016

The world will try to label you. "Ex-Con" is one of the toughest labels in our society to shake.  Mike Pisciotta spent 10 years incarcerated for a crime he admits, but didn't remember.

While in prison, he was saved by faith, and kept positive by becoming a student. "They took 10 years of my time, but they couldn't take my life." He learned to read and write several languages, and studied personal development and marketing.  He met his wife Robin, and together they began to support each other in growth and entrepreneurship.

We all have our own "prisions" of our own making. Today's episode is about using those walls to our advantage, creating motivation to break free.

May 19, 2016

Jim Harshaw shares stories and strategies on how failure is essential to eventually becoming successful.


On March 20, 1998, Jim Harshaw ended his sixteenth year of wrestling ended in a locker room with blood on his face and tears in his eyes. He had just lost the match to become an NCAA Division I All American.

He had one more season at the University of Virginia. One more chance. And exactly one year later, in front of over 14,000 fans at the NCAA Championships, He did it. He earned a place on the podium as one of just eight wrestlers in the country with the status of Division I All American.

Jim followed a blueprint for success to get there. The same blueprint got him invited to the Olympic Training Center and took him overseas to compete on a US National Team.

Unfortunately, no one taught him how to apply this blueprint to life outside of athletics.

Fast forward 15 years, and He was working below his potential and feeling stuck. But then he started noticing patterns in my life. Patterns of failure and success. He noticed them in business, in personal relationships, in his health and well-being, and in his level of happiness. These patterns reminded Jim of how I’d failed as a wrestler. And how He'd been successful.

Jim began to see how those lessons could be replicated throughout my life. When he looked at other former athletes who had been able to achieve success, the same patterns were there.

That’s when he knew he'd found a framework for creating a path to elite success in the real world.

May 17, 2016

Mark Divine left behind the suit and a comfortable, predictable life to pursue his inner vision to become a Navy SEAL officer. He was 26 when he graduated as honor-man (#1 ranked trainee) of his SEAL BUD/s class 171. Mark was fortunate to serve with many great men and women on active duty for nine year and in the reserves for eleven...retiring at the rank of Commander in 2011.

After leaving active duty in 1997, Mark started his second business career as an entrepreneur. He co-founded the successful Coronado Brewing Company and launched NavySEALs.com in the year he left the active duty Navy. NavySEALs.com is the leading web site for gear and information about the SEALs. US Tactical was next, gaining contracts with Naval Special Warfare Group ONE for training support, and the Navy Recruiting Command for a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL, SWCC, EOD and Diver candidates.

Mark's business career was interrupted by a stint as an Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the University of San Diego, where he was pursuing his Doctorate in Leadership, then by a one year recall to active duty in 2004. The recall took him to Baghdad with SEAL Team One to conduct a special project for Naval Special Warfare Command surrounding the role of the USMC in Special Operations.
In 2007 he launched his CrossFit affiliate and the now internationally known SEALFIT program to provide transformational personal and team training experiences. The training utilizes an integrated warrior development model he developed, called Unbeatable Mind, which draws from his 20 years as a SEAL and business leader, 25 years as a martial artist and 15 years as yoga practitioner.

SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind are uniquely effective at elevating clients to a higher level of operating, thinking and leading - encompassing the full spectrum of human experience - Body, Mind and Spirit in Self, Team and Organization.

Apr 28, 2016
How are you showing up in your life?

In this episode of the Better Human Show, we talk with Len Wright on how you cam authentically let it fly, live freely and in the flow, and share your purpose bold and strong.

What kind of life are you choosing for yourself, are you creating freedom or regrets right now?

Put it this way… If this was the last day of your life, could you say that you lived to your Highest possible Potential, being 100% authentic and giving it your all, soaking up all that this life offered you?

Would you look back on this life of yours and be at peace with what you’ve been able to achieve, the legacy you’ve left behind?

If not what are you waiting for, and why are you waiting? What’s holding you back from claiming what you fully deserve?

We only have a certain amount of time here, yet we live and act like we have forever.

This is not a practice run, this IS YOUR life! So the question begs to be asked… what’s holding you back from being all you can be?

The good news is that all problems are subjective, which means if you are still breathing, willing and eager, everything can be shifted!

You can create Zest and Zen in all parts of your life. It just takes a powerful and experienced sherpa to guide & direct you through the fog and into your light!

If you are seriously interested in Tapping into Your True Potential – Leveling UP – and Lifting your life to a completely new level, I invite you to explore working with me one on one.

Why waste yet another day, when you could be living that day in complete bliss, achieving bigger goals faster, and with greater ease.

As with all of life, the choice is yours.

Apr 20, 2016

#28 Running, Love, Exercise as Therapy, and Poop - Author Jen A Miller "Running: A Love Story"

Jen A. Miller is an award winning freelance writer and author. She’s a regular contributor to the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Runner’s World, American Way, and New Jersey Monthly. Her work has appeared in Allure, Salon.com, Wired, Bicycling, Washingtonian, bankrate.com and in publications for the Rutgers University, Drexel University, the University of Tampa and Holy Family University.

Jen is author of The Jersey Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May, which is now in its second edition, and the memoir Running: A Love Story to be published by Seal Press in early 2016.

Apr 13, 2016

Satyen Raja, the founder of the WarriorSage Group of Companies – Satyen and his wife Suzanne Raja have made it their mission to put a dent in the divorce rate by helping couples ignite their passion, for real, through live interactive entertaining experiences.

Accelerated Evolution Academy is the premiere Coaching training utilizing the latest breakthrough innovative processes ,for those who want to make the deepest and fastest positive life transformations with their clients and themselves,while building a 6 figure plus income.

The Find Your Self Journey are Elite Epic Adventure Tours of a lifetime,to exotic lands for persons of influence, desiring their next level of  fulfillment, accomplishment and self discovery…. in Indiana Jones style!

The Unforgettable Challenge is a one day mental, emotional, physical and spiritual challenge that eliminates the grip of fear and unleashes one`s true invincible power. A challenge shrouded in mystery and world famous in reputation with over 10,000 successful grads,whom many claim has saved their lives for real. 

To connect with Satyen visit http://warriorsage.com/

Apr 6, 2016

With natural health and spirituality as the foundation of GuruNischan's upbringing, she helps you create the powerful, luminous, and deeply spiritual life that feels perfect for you!

She believes being spiritual doesn’t mean you have to park on a yoga mat and meditate for 8 hours, take a trip to India, or be a vegetarian, (although, she has done all of that!)  It does mean learning to integrate simple spiritual practices, that have real, tangible results, into your every-day, multi-faceted, divinely-complex life.

In our chat, GuruNischan describes "breath of fire," and how it gives a powerful, quick reset to the nervous system.

Shownotes available at DavidRachford.com

Mar 30, 2016

Matt Fitzgerald is one of the most prolific fitness and health writers today. With over 17 books, including 80/20 Training, Racing Weight, The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition, Iron War, and Brain Training for Runners, Matt is one of the most respected writers in sport.  

His work has been featured in Bicycling, Maxim, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Outside, Shape, Stuff, and Women’s Health to name just a few publications. 

Matt is also a certified sports nutritionist, and has served as a consultant to numerous sport nutrition companies.  Matt intends to keep racing until he can't.  Find him online at MattFitzgerald.org or on twitter @mattfitwriter.

Mar 16, 2016

Many of us have had lives touched by alcohol abuse.  If not personally, there's probably a friend or relative that has struggled with addiction.  This episode is for you.

Jack Canfield is an icon in personal development and human potential. As the co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Jack has inspired millions with his message of personal responsibility and action.

Now Jack has partnered with co-Author Dave Andrews to bring the 30-Day Sobriety Solution, which is a new book and program to help people cut back or eliminate drinking in 30 days.  Make no mistake, this is a hardcore personal development program, and although it's tailored to sobriety and recovery, the program would benefit anyone.

It was an honor to share this time with Jack, who was gracious and generous and I hope this episode inspires you.

Feb 18, 2016

Joe Jacobi is a 2-time U.S. Olympian. He and his Olympic Whitewater Slalom Canoe partner, Scott Strausbaugh, won the United States of America’s first and only Gold Medal in the Olympic sport of Whitewater Canoe-Kayak Slalom. They won the Gold Medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain at the whitewater course venue in La Seu d’Urgell in the province of Catalunya.

Joe, also, represented the United States as a member of the U.S. Canoe & Kayak Team at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. He, along with his canoe partner Matt Taylor, finished in 8th place.

If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. It helps our show get found, and I truly appreciate it.  Also, the way this show grows is by word of mouth.  or rather you sharing on social media, talking to friends, tweeting about it, posting on Facebook.

To stay in touch with the show, get detailed show notes, and subscribe to my email newsletter, visit DavidRachford.com/podcast.  I’ve got a great info-graphic I just released that shares the 5 simple tools I used to lose 50 lbs in 6 months, just subscribe to my list and I’ll send it over.  I won’t spam you, I just send out a weekly email to keep in touch and share some things I’m working on.

Feb 11, 2016

In this episode, I share my experience from my second visit to the California Vipassana Center where I recently sat for a 10 day silent meditation retreat.  I discuss meditation, and how to start and maintain a practice.

Vipassana is one of the world’s most ancient meditative techniques. It was practiced 25 centuries ago by Gotama the Buddha, who said he had rediscovered a much older practice. After his enlightenment in 528 BCE, the Buddha spent the remaining 45 years of his life teaching the way out of suffering. Vipassana is the essence of what he taught. The Buddha’s teaching is known by the general term Dhamma (Sanskrit: Dharma).

For five centuries Vipassana helped millions of people in India, the Buddha’s homeland. This era saw the matchless reign of the great Emperor Asoka (273-236 BCE) who united India and initiated a golden age of peace and prosperity. Asoka also sent ambassadors of Dhamma to all the neighboring kingdoms (including what has become Myanmar in modern times), thereby spreading both the practice and the words of the Buddha.

After about 500 years the practice of Vipassana had disappeared from India. Fortunately it was maintained by a continuous chain of meditation teachers in the neighboring country of Myanmar (Burma) until the present day.

In our time, Vipassana has been reintroduced to India and to people from all over the world by
S. N. Goenka, a retired industrialist of Indian heritage who was born in Myanmar. He learned the technique of Vipassana from Sayagyi U Ba Khin, the renowned lay Vipassana teacher who was the first to teach westerners in English. U Ba Khin appointed him to teach Vipassana in 1969.   

If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. It helps our show get found, and I truly appreciate it.  Also, the way this show grows is by word of mouth.  or rather you sharing on social media, talking to friends, tweeting about it, posting on Facebook.

To stay in touch with the show, get detailed show notes, and subscribe to my email newsletter, visit DavidRachford.com/podcast.  I’ve got a great info-graphic I just released that shares the 5 simple tools I used to lose 50 lbs in 6 months, just subscribe to my list and I’ll send it over.  I won’t spam you, I just send out a weekly email to keep in touch and share some things I’m working on.

Feb 3, 2016

Larry Hagner is the founder of The Good Dad Project and author of bestselling book: "The Dad's Edge."

His story and passion for being a father is a bit unique.

Larry grew up virtually in “fatherless environment” for most of my life.  He didn’t meet his real father until he was 30 years old.  As fate would have it, their paths crossed when he walked into a coffee shop eight years ago.  They now have a great relationship now and spend a great deal of time together.

It was really through his own childhood struggles that Larry realized true passion for being a dad.

Children are not born with manuals and the Journey of Fatherhood doesn’t necessarily come with a “map.”  There are challenges, twists, and turns along the way.

Larry says: "as much as we truly enjoy our children and being a father, we tend to internalize our struggles.  When we do that, we get distracted and stressed out.  As a result, we do not enjoy the Journey of being a Dad as much as we would really like to."

Larry is not a psychologist or counselor in family dynamics.  He doesn't have any accolades behind my name. He's an everyday dad trying to do the best job he can. He strives to be the best version of himself so he can guide his kids to be the best version of themselves.

If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. It helps our show get found, and I truly appreciate it.  Also, the way this show grows is by word of mouth.  or rather you sharing on social media, talking to friends, tweeting about it, posting on Facebook.

To stay in touch with the show, get detailed show notes, and subscribe to my email newsletter, visit DavidRachford.com/podcast.  I’ve got a great info-graphic I just released that shares the 5 simple tools I used to lose 50 lbs in 6 months, just subscribe to my list and I’ll send it over.  I won’t spam you, I just send out a weekly email to keep in touch and share some things I’m working on.

 

Jan 27, 2016

Winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in swimming was the most humbling and rewarding experience of Caroline Burckle's life. A lifelong road of pursuing a goal not only taught her the importance of clear communication, leadership, self-confidence, and goal-setting, but how to authentically follow a vision that was once merely a dream.

Caroline thrives when developing individuals and athletes. She defines  success as empowering a person to tap into their true potential. Whether rocking a one-on-one individual coaching session or speaking to a group of people, She is passionate in her quest to elevate people in the areas of life they want to master, whether it be sport, life, job, or personal development!

If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. It helps our show get found, and I truly appreciate it.  Also, the way this show grows is by word of mouth.  or rather you sharing on social media, talking to friends, tweeting about it, posting on Facebook.

To stay in touch with the show, get detailed show notes, and subscribe to my email newsletter, visit DavidRachford.com/podcast.  I’ve got a great info-graphic I just released that shares the essentials for meditaion, just subscribe to my list and I’ll send it over.  I won’t spam you, I just send out a weekly email to keep in touch and share some things I’m working on.

Jan 20, 2016

While aging is a biological reality, you can still live an amazing life at any age with the right health, fitness, nutrition, and mindset plan. Jay's mission at FabFitOver40 is to help you become the best version of yourself at any age. Jay Shares: How Testosterone Replacement Therapy:

  • Improves your metabolic health
  • Increases your mental focus and cognition
  • Eliminate feelings of indecisiveness and hesitancy
  • Helps people control of their career while developing more self-confidence at home
  • Reinvigorate your sex life and increase the intensity of your libido
  • Significantly alter your body composition to one of greater muscle and less body fat
  • Ward off the debilitating diseases of aging like diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s
  • Live a more energetic, empowered and fulfilling life

The information provided (if applied) is LIFE CHANGING. We talk about how the future of medicine is to be empowered and educated and become your own Doctor. Jay can be found online at http://fabfitover40.com.

If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. It helps our show get found, and I truly appreciate it.  Also, the way this show grows is by word of mouth.  or rather you sharing on social media, talking to friends, tweeting about it, posting on Facebook.

To stay in touch with the show, get detailed show notes, and subscribe to my email newsletter, visit DavidRachford.com/podcast.  I’ve got a great info-graphic I just released that shares the 5 simple tools I used to lose 50 lbs in 6 months, just subscribe to my list and I’ll send it over.  I won’t spam you, I just send out a weekly email to keep in touch and share some things I’m working on.

 

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