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Julie Foucher MD, MS is a four-time CrossFit Games athlete and family physician. Her passion lies in bridging the gap between fitness and medicine to empower individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. She brings you weekly content on Tuesdays alternating between expert interviews and stories from everyday individuals who have used lifestyle to overcome health challenges.
 
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Dr. Andrew Hill is the founder of Peak Brain Institute and a leading neurofeedback practitioner and biohacking coach for clients worldwide. He has lectured on psychology, neuroscience, and gerontology at UCLA’s Department of Psychology where he received a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience. At Peak Brain, Dr. Hill provides individualized training progra…
 
Jason Wang is a former collegiate basketball player who started CrossFit in 2011. He competed at West Regionals in 2017 as a part of Team Reebok CrossFit Ramsay. Today, Jason lives in Calgary, Alberta and works out at CrossFit Currie Barracks with his close friends and box owners, Eric and Christi Barber. Outside of the gym, Jason is a corporate an…
 
Dr. Lara Pence is a licensed clinical psychologist. She holds her doctorate degree in psychology and her masters in business administration. She is best known for her straight-forward approach to talking about mental health and the importance of building resilience in a society that prioritizes comfort and complacency over courage and challenge. Dr…
 
As Vice President of Performance Science at WHOOP, Kristen Holmes drives thought leadership by engaging with industry leading researchers and partners to better understand individual, team, and organizational biometric and performance data across high stakes verticals. Before joining WHOOP in 2016, Kristen was the Head Field Hockey Coach at Princet…
 
Mark England is a TEDx speaker and co-founder and head coach of Enlifted. He has been researching, coaching and presenting on the power of words and stories for the past 15 years. Mark holds a Masters degree in education and was an elementary school P.E. teacher before getting into personal development. Through his coaching program and his public s…
 
Roger Boyer II, PhD, is an American citizen, Canadian citizen, and a citizen of the Anishinabek Nation, which is an Indigenous nation of 1.7 million people that stretches across parts of Canada and the American Midwest. In addition to his work in Indigenous healthcare as a director of comprehensive primary care, and involvement in other numerous he…
 
Motivation isn’t enough to create lasting behavior change. The secret to success? Focus on consistency. In the words of behavior scientist BJ Fogg, Ph.D., it’s important to “make the habit so tiny you can do the baseline habit on any day.” Dr. Fogg is the author of the New York Times bestselling book “Tiny Habits” and the director of the Behavior D…
 
Caffeine: It’s likely the most widely used mood- and performance-enhancing drug. However, have you ever noticed that some people are wired all day from one cup of coffee in the morning while others can drink it right before bed? The CYP1A2 enzyme is largely responsible for caffeine metabolism, and our genes may give some information about our indiv…
 
The average American spreads their food consumption out over 15 hours a day, which basically means they’re eating from the time they wake up until the time they go to bed and fasting only during sleep. Increasing this fasting window by even just a few hours can provide a multitude of health benefits, (1, 2, 3) including: Decreased rates of obesity …
 
It’s a familiar scenario: Your client understands what they need to do to improve their health, and yet they just can’t seem to consistently follow through on eating right, exercising more, getting quality sleep, etc. Enter motivational interviewing, a way of conducting conversations about change to strengthen clients’ motivation and commitment. Dr…
 
It probably comes as no surprise that alcohol has a negative impact on sleep quality, but why does something that seems to help you drift off actually turn out to be problematic? Mike Stone, MD, shares two main reasons why alcohol and sleep don’t mix: Alcohol disrupts normal sleep architecture, leading to nighttime waking and reduced sleep quality.…
 
Jacki Hillios, Ph.D., is Deputy Executive Director of The Phoenix, an addiction recovery program that uses physical activity and community friendships to support members on their sobriety journey. In her role, she focuses on oversight and leadership in program design, implementation, evaluation, and expansion. Jacki is a former clinician who worked…
 
“We like to say heart rate variability is the range of motion of your nervous system,” Lindsey Mathews, DC, says. Put another way, heart rate variability (HRV), or the variance in time between the beats of your heart, can provide insight into how your body is responding to the many different stressors in life. This is a valuable tool to help guide …
 
Mealtime with kids — Is it possible for it to be low-stress AND nutritious? Nicole Christensen wears many hats: CF-L4, owner of CrossFit Roots, Seminar Staff Flowmaster, CrossFit Nutrition Course Director, and, most importantly, mom of two. Her best tip: Keep it simple and offer a small selection of healthy options to keep the decisions and negotia…
 
Erin Donaldson is a board certified Family physician and graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. After starting her career practicing hospital medicine, she transitioned to her true passion, providing preventative care through wellness and disease prevention. While working in the hospital system, Dr. Donaldson developed a deep respec…
 
Fats and oils are important parts of a healthy diet and support functions such as vitamin absorption, brain function, and nerve function — but did you know not all fats and oils are created equal? When choosing the right oil for your meal, consider two factors:-The degree of processing the oil has undergone-Smoke point (the temperature at which the…
 
Focusing on QUALITY food can have a huge impact on health, but many individuals reach a point where they hit a plateau. That’s when food QUANTITY comes into play. Stephane Rochet, CF-L3, shares a simple method to begin measuring food portions. At each meal, load your plate with: Protein: Between 1 and 2 palm-sized servings, depending on your size a…
 
You probably know it’s important to reduce stress for your mental health, but did you know stress can impact your body all the way down to the level of gene expression and immune system activation? Dr. Slavich recently joined me for a live Q&A-style webinar hosted by CrossFit Health with a focus on stress and its effects on health. Dr. Slavich is a…
 
Can giving birth increase your heart rate variability (HRV)? Research conducted by OB-GYN Shon Rowan, MD, indicates that it can! In a study following women who were already exercising and planning to become pregnant, Rowan used a wearable device pre-, during, and post-pregnancy to track HRV and resting heart rate. The results provided several fasci…
 
Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, CrossFit will host the 2022 CrossFit Health Conference, a virtual event that will bring together world-class experts in science, fitness, and healthcare for a series of lectures and panel discussions on ways to improve our health and quality of life. The conference will focus on the latest scientific re…
 
Jenn Hunter-Marshall is a CrossFit Level 4 Coach, and Seminar Staff Flowmaster, affiliate owner, and former CrossFit Games athlete. In this episode we discuss her struggle to find a diagnosis for celiac disease, her journey with infertility, the importance of advocating for yourself within the medical system, and why its so important for everyone, …
 
“Trying harder is usually not the answer” when you’re making changes to your nutrition, says CF-L3 Sarah Hopping Estrella. Instead, try these strategies to set yourself up for nutrition success. Adopt a positive mindset. Recognize the habits that aren’t moving you toward your goal. Set up your environment to support your goal. Identify challenges o…
 
Making a lifestyle change doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Stephane Rochet, CF-L3, offers tips for getting started and overcoming plateaus. “There’s nothing harder than taking that first step,” Rochet says. His advice: Start small. Master the basics before moving on to more advanced steps. Once you get started, he emphasizes the importance of being…
 
Dr. Geoffrey Mire is a small-town family medicine practitioner who is using CrossFit to transform his life and the lives of his patients. Several years ago, Dr. Mire, a former Ironman, found himself out of shape and unmotivated. When an affiliate opened in his town, his passion for fitness was reignited. He’s since become a CrossFit Level 1 trainer…
 
It’s well recognized that lifestyle factors are key in preventing cancer — quitting smoking, limiting alcohol, avoiding obesity — but did you know incorporating regular exercise has an impact as well? Exercise reduces the risk of developing cancer by approximately 20% and decreases cancer mortality by about 20% as well. Exercise oncologist Allison …
 
Your skeletal muscles make up nearly half your body weight, and while they are widely recognized as critical for locomotion, their lesser-known functions include increasing metabolism, protecting neurological health, and more. Dr. Lyon recently joined me for a live Q&A-style webinar hosted by CrossFit Health with a focus on why it’s important to ma…
 
Kelly Starrett, DPT breaks down the most common causes of shoulder injuries in CrossFit athletes and explains what can be done for prevention. Starrett attributes most injuries to: Poor preparation or taking insufficient time to warm up Athletes lacking the necessary range of motion Generally not treating the shoulder with the same care as the rest…
 
Dr. Rodrigo Jasbick is a clinical cardiologist and the chief medical officer in the intensive care unit at the Hospital Clínica do Esporte in Goiânia, Brazil. Dr. Bruno Cardoso is a doctor of sports medicine and regular member of the CrossFit Games Medical Team. The two have teamed up to help educate their colleagues on the power of the CrossFit me…
 
Being a frequent flyer doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice healthy nutrition habits. Nicole Christensen, CrossFit Nutrition Course Director, has spent a significant amount of time on the road as part of CrossFit Seminar Staff. To stay on track while on the go, she recommends visiting the grocery store as soon as you land and keeping a phone note of …
 
Sarah Hopping Estrella started CrossFit in 2009 after narrowly missing qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games in the hammer throw. Since then, she’s been involved with CrossFit in just about every way imaginable: Regionals competitor, coach, affiliate owner, Seminar Staff, Nutrition Course contributor, and member of the CrossFit Sport virtual events…
 
Nagging aches and pains? According to Jason Garrett, DC, rest and myofascial release are often the best first line of defense. If your aches or pains persist for more than a few days without improvement, he recommends you seek professional assistance from a provider who employs a combination of manual therapy and corrective exercises. Your provider…
 
At just seven years old, Luke Palmisano was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Nearly 35 years later, he’s an ER physician, avid CrossFit athlete, father, and former collegiate wrestler, and he’s learned quite a bit by modifying his lifestyle to help reduce complications from the condition. We first met a couple years ago at a CrossFit Level 1 seminar…
 
The average American consumes 57 lb of added sugar per year — not total sugar, but sugar that has been extracted and added into foods! This statistic seems shocking until you consider how many sneaky sources of added sugar show up in our diets: sauces, dressings, breads, granola bars, and more. These small amounts add up over time. Luckily, the FDA…
 
We know aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re destined for decrepitude. There are numerous lifestyle factors that can support longevity and contribute to maintaining mental, social, and physical well-being. Dr. Bob Rountree recently joined me for a live Q&A-style webinar hosted by CrossFit Health with a focus on the science b…
 
Spending just 15-20 minutes in nature 3 times per week can contribute to a host of physical and psychological benefits, including: An increase in natural killer cells which support the immune system, prevent cancer, and speed recovery A decrease in heart disease, blood pressure, and heart rate A reduction in stress hormones, depression, and anxiety…
 
Nina Hersher is CEO of The Digital Wellness Institute and co-founder of the Digital Wellness Collective, a global trade association of digital wellness experts and organizations collaborating to enhance human relationships through the intentional use and development of technology. She holds a specialized Masters of Social Work from Washington Unive…
 
Chronic inflammation: It's a term we hear all the time, but just what is it, and what causes it? Check out these tips from Mike Mallin, MD, to figure out whether you're experiencing chronic inflammation. And if you are, here are some tactics you can use to address it: - Make sure you're getting recovery and not over-exercising. -Focus on improving …
 
Healthcare practitioners discuss the applications of using genomics to improve health and performance. Panelists Dr. Matt Dawson and Dr. Mike Mallin provide background on the science behind genomics and precision care, describe how this cutting-edge form of medicine can inform lifestyle choices, and explain why genomics is just one piece of the puz…
 
What is precision medicine? In short, it's a data-driven approach to healthcare that recognizes we're all unique and a one-size-fits-all approach to care doesn't work for everyone. Mike Mallin, MD, explains how precision medicine providers take your genetics, epigenetics, biomarkers, and unique risk factors into account as they develop a comprehens…
 
Lucy Mailing is a microbiome researcher, educator, and passionate scholar of integrative, evidence-based gut health. She received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Kalamazoo College and her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois. Lucy has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles related to the microbiome and health and was …
 
"The idea that CrossFit is dangerous is actually not supported in the scientific literature," says Amy West, MD. Her number-one tip for avoiding injury: "Check your ego at the door." Other suggested strategies include seeking out supervision to make sure you're moving properly, knowing your own limits, and paying attention to recovery.To learn more…
 
Healthcare practitioners, cancer advocates and a cancer survivor discuss the applications of CrossFit for individuals diagnosed with cancer. They share their personal connection to cancer, the impact of exercise on cancer prevention and treatment, and ideas on how we can build a bridge between fitness providers and healthcare to better support canc…
 
Wearable devices can measure the variability between the beats of your heart and can indicate how relaxed you are-- "an objective measure of how chill you are," says Mike Mallin, MD. The more variability the better. Dr. Mallin and I discuss our top 5 tips to increase heart rate variability. Sleep- a regular bedtime & at least an 8-hour sleep opport…
 
Nick Ortner is the creator and executive producer of the documentary film, The Tapping Solution, as well the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Tapping Solution: A revolutionary system for stress-free living. Tapping is also sometimes referred to as Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. Nick began sharing this stress and anxiety-reli…
 
What is primary care? In theory, it’s a long-term relationship between a healthcare practitioner and a patient encompassing preventative health practices, acute illness, and chronic disease. In practice, the insurance system has created an environment where physicians are incentivized to see more patients in less time, and the doctor-patient relati…
 
Healthcare practitioners and wearables experts provide insights on several different types of wearable devices for CrossFit and health, including trackers for workouts, sleep, recovery, and blood glucose. The panelists share the most useful metrics to track, why personalized data and experimentation are so crucial for improving health and performan…
 
“Are you waking up rested and without an alarm clock?” asks Dr. Matt Dawson of CrossFit Precision Care. His advice to get the rest and recovery you need? “Stick to the basics… cool, dark, and quiet.” PMID: 31759934, 33879784, 27611440 To learn more about CrossFit Precision Care and how to get involved as a healthcare provider or patient, visit care…
 
Healthcare practitioners and affiliate owners discuss limitations of the conventional healthcare system, the power of the CrossFit affiliate to transform health, and how we can make CrossFit more accessible to a broader population. The panel was part of a series of conversations hosted by CrossFit Health at the 2021 CrossFit Games. You can connect …
 
1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, and 84% don’t even know it. Family physician Tom McCoy, DO, describes the mechanism behind insulin resistance, how to investigate whether you have it, and steps to take to reverse it. To learn more about CrossFit Health and how to get involved as a healthcare provider or patient, visit health.crossfit.com. If you …
 
CrossFit CEO Eric Roza and Wild Health co-founder and CEO Matt Dawson, MD join me to discuss the evolution of CrossFit Health and the inception of CrossFit Precision Care, a personalized medicine practice. We discuss why CrossFit is uniquely positioned to revolutionize healthcare, the importance of primary care visits, even for healthy individuals,…
 
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