Crash Hoefler: The Natural High Of Sensory Deprivation Tanks #59

Did you know there is an entirely natural way to 'get high on your own supply', without any side-effects? Imagine yourself losing all sense of your physical body, and being totally alone in a completely silent, pitch black, sealed room, floating in a zero gravity environment, while allowing your consciousness the freedom to roam the matrix of reality without the confines of your five senses. 

Sounds a bit like an LSD trip doesn't it? Well, believe it or not, this trip requires only water, salt, and darkness. I call it 'sober psychedelics.' Others call it a float tank, or sensory deprivation chamber. It's a practice and technology that's been around since the 1960's, and until recently existed on the fringe of  underground counter-culture, known and used only by people interested in expanding their awareness and exploring the nature of human consciousness. 

Thanks to pioneers like our guest expert Crash Hoefler, floating has been having a huge resurgence in the past few years, and float centers have been popping up in cities all over the world. Seen now as the ultimate meditation and relaxation technique, people from all walks of life are exploring the inner workings of their minds and spirits using regular float sessions as a powerful personal development and biohacking tool. 

If you are interested in getting to know yourself on a deeper level than that which is possible through natural methods like meditation, or chemically assisted means, floating should be your next stop on the road to enlightenment. This episode is your ticket to ride. Share it with a friend. 

To your inner exploration,

Luke

Episode Breakdown: 

  • Reminiscing about Rock’n’Roll and how Crash got his name
  • What is a sensory deprivation tank?
  • The benefits of floating: deprivation of all senses and surrender
  • The spiritual component: channeling the experience into self expansion and growth
  • The chemistry inside the chamber, and why you float
  • Addressing claustrophobia concerns
  • Tracing the history of floating: who pioneered the idea, the surge in popularity and the Aids epidemic
  • What inspired Crash to build his own tank, and what’s unique about the method he uses to build the best tanks in the world
  • The crucial disinfection process, and the tight regulations to abide by
  • Water and filtration
  • Floating duration, temperature, and how it provides another portal to consciousness 
  • Psychedelics and floatation
  • The future of the float industry
  • Life lessons: the mentors that inspired him

Breaking The Chains Of Human Domestication With Daniel Vitalis, Part 1 & 2, EP #52 & #53


Are you a powerful, vibrant, wild human? Or have you been systematically domesticated in the same way the mighty wolf has been reduced to the fragile and helpless Chihuahua?

Most of us are blissfully unaware that before the agricultural revolution that took place roughly 10,000 years ago, humankind lived in harmony with the earth, and as a result experienced life as a much happier, and healthier species. 

In this episode, our guest Daniel Vitalis takes us on a journey back in time to discover how we have been led astray by the false hope of the benefits of 'modern life.' You will be shocked to find the many ways in which our current lifestyle is indeed inferior to the lives of most hunter/gatherer people of the past, and even as compared so the small indigenous population currently in existence. 

Our domestication was perpetuated on purpose and has shaped our current health, bodies, spirituality, and even our sex.

Daniel not only exposes this alternative version of human history but also offers some very practical tips on how to 'rewild ourselves' and to reclaim our health- and even our personal sovereignty. 

If you value your right to live a free, natural human being, please share this show with a like-minded friend or loved one. The world could use some more awakened people.

Episode breakdown:

  • The problem with PC culture and today’s lack of free speech: dealing with internet trolls and audience criticism
  • How to defend yourself against dogmatic diet extremist 
  • Going through the difference of the health and wellness scene: how Daniel went from raw vegan to eating a predominantly wild food diet 
  • The importance of keeping an open mind and remaining teachable on all subjects
  • How Daniel got his start in the business and one of the world’s most popular personalities in health and personal development 
  • What is human domestication, and how it affected humans negatively 
  • The truth about our current quality of life vs that of ancient indigenous peoples 
  • How natural humans of the past did not suffer from chronic diseases and mental disorders that we suffer from now
  • How a modern culture tends to traumatize us as children 
  • The negative effects of domestication on the human body: high heels and neck ties
  • Trauma involved in male circumcision 
  • Female genital mutilation  
  • How hospitals and doctors profit from child birth practices that have a negative impact on newborns
  • Lifestyle recommendations

Jason Wrobel: Confessions Of A Celebrity Vegan Chef, Part One #50

The Life Stylist Podcast is all about bringing together the greatest experts in health, fitness, personal development, and spirituality to share the universal principles and lifestyle practices that have had the most profound impact. 

It's rare that one single guest has as much powerful insight on such a wide variety of topics as our guest Jason Wrobel. Jason is a celebrity vegan chef, author, and motivator by trade, but in this episode we discover a treasure trove of valuable lifestyle recommendations that far exceed the realm of simply preparing and eating healthy food. Jason is a biohacker in the truest sense of the word and has spent the better part of his life studying and practicing a seemingly endless array of techniques to achieve the highest level of human performance- mentally, emotionally, and physically. 

If you're interested in living a life full of boundless energy, and reaching your highest potential, Jason has got a plan for you.

Do yourself, Jason, and your old pal Luke a favor by sending this episode to one friend who needs some encouragement, and guidance on how to design the ultimate lifestyle. 

Luke


Jason Wrobel is a world-renowned leader in organic raw vegan cuisine, culinary education, and epicurean entertainment.  With a focus on radical simplicity and artful presentation, he imbues his ecstatic raw food creations with the energy of fresh, local, organic produce and the healing properties of raw superfoods, which have rendered his dishes hands-down favorites among celebrity clients, and regular folk alike. J-Wro fans Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly, Steve Buscemi, Isabelle Adjani, Oren Moverman and Russell Simmons, consistently (and effusively) rave about his healthy, innovative and delicious plant-based creations.

As a live speaker known for his empowering, passionate and comedic delivery, he has shared the stage with wellness luminaries and bestselling authors such as John Robbins, David Wolfe, Kevin Trudeau, Donna Gates, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Ron Teeguarden and Kathy Freston.  He has presented raw vegan food to tens of thousands of eager audience members, including appearances at David Wolfe’s The Longevity Now Conference, The Take Back Your Health Conference, Natural Products Expo West, Organic Avenue, Lightning in a Bottle, BhaktiFest, The Raw Dolphins Retreat and The Raw Spirit Festival.

Jason is also the host of the first longevity cooking show on television, How to Live to 100, debuting on The Cooking Channel in January 2013. His first DVD, Simple Vegan Classics, is an international bestseller, which has taught thousands of people the world over how to prepare easy and nutritious raw vegan foods. He is also the host of the popular YouTube channel The J-Wro Show®, showcasing healthy recipes, lifestyle transformation tips and culinary comedy.

Episode Breakdown

  • The value of cocooning and regenerating
  • Relationships, balance of togetherness, and testosterone
  • Sleep sanctuary and mattress choices
  • Blood panels as essential tool to help identify nutritional deficiencies
  • K2, the miracle of Natto, and conscientious supplementation
  • Ketosis: thriving in fats & protein on a vegan diet
  • Balancing out mineral intake to curb sugar cravings
  • Suggested supplementation for improved sleep
  • The magic of his new book "Eternity": recipes for better sex, better sleep, less stress, and more
  • Magnesium-rich foods for sexual health and improved libido
  • Drinks to help increase your workout endurance
  • Jason’s background as a personal chef, and the turning point in his career
  • Working with celebrities: stories and crucial tips
  • At a basic level, have a good knife and a good blender: a few suggestions from the pro
  • Depression, anxiety, disillusionment and negative feelings - how shifting your value systems and taking better care of yourself leads to emotional stability
  • Food is only one approach towards ultimate lifestyle fitness
  • Overcoming food perfectionism: honor what you put in your body even if it's not the best choice
  • Lifestyle recommendations

Gretchen Rubin: The Power Of Habits - How To Make And Break Them #49

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. 

In Today’s episode we talk about personality types, the 4 human tendencies and which one best describes you. Are you a closer or a finisher? An abstainer or moderator? A night or morning type? Learn how to use habits to make changes naturally without engaging willpower or self-control which often lead to exhaustion and failure. We also talk about the differences between habits and addictions, and how to get along with people who are very different from you. 

On Gretchen’s popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft; they’ve been called the “Click and Clack of podcasters.” Her podcast was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015” and was named in the Academy of Podcasters “Best Podcasts of 2016.” BuzzFeed listed Happier in 10 Life-Changing Things to Try in June and the New Yorker said, “Their voices remind you that life is a human project that we’re all experimenting with.” The podcast consistently ranks in the iTunes Top Charts.

She started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Topics discussed: 

  • Getting to know Gretchen and her work
  • The value of her personality test and the 4 human tendencies: upholder, questioner, obliger or rebel. Which one are you?  
  • Inner and outer expectations, and breaking commitments to others and yourself 
  • Morning vs. night person: stop trying to change yourself, rather, change your circumstances
  • Simplicity lover vs abundant lover: one size doesn't fit all
  • Respecting the truth about ourselves and our natural habits
  • Learning about the personality tendencies of others increases our chances to manage differences more easily
  • Habits and addictions: is there really a difference?
  • Using habits instead of self control, decision-making and willpower to manage changes in our lives
  • Abstainers vs. moderators: the key is to know yourself
  • Decision fatigue and how it wears you down 
  • Piggybacking and the importance of knowing what's true for you
  • Building new habits: what's the right way? 
  • Opener or closer: are you a starter or finisher?
  • Lifestyle recommendations

Enjoy, 

Luke

Khalil Rafati: From Skid Row Junkie To Malibu Juice Giant, Part One #44

Our guest Khalil Rafati has defied all odds and risen from the ashes defeat, as a homeless, heroin-addicted, street urchin to become one of the most successful and influential figures on the Southern California health and wellness scene. 

After spending his early life circling the drain of complete failure in the downward spiral of acute drug addiction, Khalil eventually found the salvation of recovery, and within a few short years has been able to accomplish an astonishing level of success through his rapidly expanding juice bar empire, Sunlife Organics, and the ever-trendy Malibu Beach Yoga.  

In this heartfelt and ultra-inspiring two-part interview, we learn what life was like for Khalil at rock bottom, and ultimately how he has been able to apply universal principles of spirituality and health to achieve the impossible- a life of abundance, peace, and prosperity. 

You will learn the secrets of what it takes to transform your life and to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles along the way. 

If you or someone you know has struggled with an addiction of any kind, please do yourself, me, and this show a favor by sharing this life-changing show with them.

Episode Breakdown: 

  • I Forgot To Die - the book's long journey 
  • Discussing fears, insecurities, self-sabotage, imposter syndrome 
  • Neil Strauss' influence, to Khalil and the world
  • His path to sobriety
  • Raw, and unedited talk about the dark world of addictions
  • Awakening to suffering, and a new approach 
  • The amazing story of how the book takes off
  • Past traumas and redemption
  • What makes us do drugs in the first place? Childhood trauma or we just enjoy getting high? 
  • Psilocybin mushroom and MDMA: Khalil's allies for dissipating anger
  • Rising from the ashes: overcoming negative thoughts, and using his pain to be the greatest version of himself

To your success,

Luke

PS: Don’t forget to catch Part Two of this epic, marathon interview this Friday!

Sage Dammers: High on Chocolate, The Ultimate Superfood #42

Do you like chocolate? You might not be human if the answer is ‘no.' But perhaps you avoid it because you consider it a ‘candy’ and therefore not good for you. What if legit, high-quality chocolate could be a central part of a truly healthy diet? It turns out that it's not chocolate itself that commonly turns  this tasty treat into a junk food, but rather the process by which it is usually commercially grown and manufactured, as well as the inferior ingredients used to create most chocolate products on the market. 

This week’s show guest is Sage Dammers, one of the world’s foremost creators of high-quality chocolate products. We not only discuss the incredible health benefits of this delicious superherb, and how he developed an excruciatingly stringent method of production, but also the power of the Three Treasures herbal system, and why he chose to infuse his chocolate products with the most potent Chinese herbs. 

In addition to enlightening our listeners to the inside scoop of the amazing health benefits of chocolate and the industry production practices around it, Sage also provides tons of practical tips for designing a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. From practicing meditation, The Wim Hof Method, infrared saunas, to surfing, this episode delivers an immense amount of insights and inspiration. 

If you know a chocolate junkie, do them a favor and send this show to them right now. The world needs to learn to enjoy the glorious, yet simple pleasure of chocolate without guilt, or the hidden detriment to personal health. 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Intro to high-quality chocolate
  • Neurofeedback and how it uptrains and downtrains different parts of the brain
  • Potency of ingredients and labeling scams 
  • Sage's formative years around the spiritual scene, his living room as an ashram, guru stories and keeping it real 
  • Wellness center, lifestyle, diet, healing modalities
  • Infrared sauna facts & health benefits 
  • Addictive Wellness: the birth of high-quality, sugar-free chocolate 
  • Chocolate as a great delivery system, highest source of antioxidant & highest natural source of minerals
  • From fruit to powder: the process, fermentation & bacteria mix
  • Mycotoxis: mold is not the problem, it's their poop! 
  • Prebiotic vs. probiotics, gut health & compromised immune systems
  • The different types of cacao plant hybrids & heirlooms
  • Three Treasures herbal system: understanding the 3 energies 
  • Depletion of Jing and how to restore it
  • Herbs and tonics for building up Shen & Qi energies 
  • Wim Hof Method, breathing and ice baths
  • Genome testing and DNA markers
  • Surfing as the ultimate lifestyle and metaphor to living
  • Lifestyle recommendations

To your taste buds,

Luke

BONUS: Sage is hooking you guys up with a 10% discount on your purchase at https://www.addictivewellness.com. Coupon code: LIFESTYLIST. 

Katy Bowman: Nutritious Movement: The Anti-Workout #41

Do you exercise? If so, have you ever considered the fact that your distant ancestors probably didn't? Natural-living human beings of the past didn't need to 'exercise,' because their day to day lifestyle likely included enough natural movement to keep them fit and healthy. They also managed to avoid so many of the chronic health problems and dysfunctional physical limitations that we now face as a civilization. 

As we have devolved into our current sedentary lifestyle, most of us have worked hard to eliminate and outsource as much movement as possible. Meaning, we have come to the point that our normal bodily movement is so limited that we have to take breaks from our daily routine to squeeze in an allotted time to move around. And this moving around is what we now call exercise. 

But what if there was a way to build habits of functional movement into our regular activities, without having to make a special appointment at a gym, or with a trainer? In this episode with natural movement pioneer and author Katy Bowman, we learn how to re-contextualise how we use our bodies, and how to incorporate movement as the crucial bodily nutrient that nature designed it to be. 

By learning how to avoid many familiar, yet damaging fitness routines, and turning your workspace and home into a movement gym, you'll see your body and how it is meant to move and operate from a whole new perspective. 

Katy's message serves as a powerfully simple, and practical approach to functional movement and mobility. This is a perfect episode to share with your gym rat friends, and couch potatoes alike. We all need to move it, or we'll lose it. But moving it the way it’s meant to move is the only way to create lasting health and fitness. 

Thanks for listening.

Luke

Special Report: Samina, The Healthiest Bed In The World

I've been researching organic and natural bedding for 20 years, and I truly believe I have found the ultimate sleep system, and I want to share it with you. 

Sleep and bedding advice are some of the most common questions I get, which is why I decided to make such a detailed audio/video package.

In this bonus episode I reveal tons of industry secrets and cover a wide range of topics such as:

  • Why sleep is so important in the first place 
  • Why metal frames and box springs are dangerous 
  • How to avoid toxic chemicals like fire retardants in your bedding and mattresses
  • Why organic pillow is so important 
  • The hidden dangers with dust mites and how to avoid them
  • Why your mattress makes you toss and turn at night
  • The problems with sharing your bed with someone else
  • Why air flow and temperature regulation is so crucial
  • How your body’s bio electrical system is affected by electromagnetic fields in your sleep environment and how to properly ground yourself to protect from them
  • The importance of sleeping in the proper position to the North & South pole, and how to change that position using just magnets
  • The 3 frequencies of harmful EMFs and how to protect yourself from them
  • The issues with synthetic down bedding and why Merino wool is the safest and healthiest material to use in bedding
  • How stains, glues and other bed frame materials release toxic fumes in your bedroom 
  • How to turn your sleep area into a healing sanctuary 

To get your very own Samina bed and bedding accessories, visit JustHealthySleep.com. Use coupon code “LIFESTYLIST” to receive 5% off your purchase.

To your best sleep ever! 

Luke

Ryan Munsey: Becoming A Civilized Beast - The Life Stylist Podcast #27

What does it mean to be a ‘real man’ in 2016? It used to mean you were big, strong, and gave zero fucks about anyone’s feelings, let alone your own. 

Today’s man is quite a bit different. Sure he goes to the gym and lifts heavy stuff. He’s strong. He’s tough. But he also meditates, eats organic food, and is committed to being healthy in mind, body, and spirit. 

Our guest Ryan Munsey is a perfect example of the new paradigm of a modern, masculine man. In this episode, we trace his journey from gym rat to health and fitness expert and industry leader. 

If you’re a man, this episode is a rich source of life hacks and practical recommendations. If you’re a woman, it hopefully serves as an inspiring example of what is possible when a guy commits himself to personal development and balance. 

Do you know someone who needs some coaching to up-level their energy and overall performance? Be a good friend.  Share this episode with them. 

Thanks for joining me on this never-ending journey of self-discovery. 

Luke

Dave Asprey: Becoming Bulletproof - The Life Stylist Podcast EP#26

Have you tried Bulletproof Coffee? If you have chances are better than even that once you tried it, you quickly converted and have since been reaping the benefits of boundless energy and focus. 

Perhaps you’ve heard of it, but the idea of putting butter in your coffee sounds gross, or even dangerous. Or maybe you still think eating fat makes you fat, coffee is not good for you, and cholesterol is a deadly poison, which must be avoided at all costs? There is also, of course, the remote possibility that you’ve been living under a rock somewhere in a remote corner of the planet, and have no idea whatsoever what Bulletproof Coffee even is. Keep reading my friend. Keep reading. 

In today’s interview with the world’s #1 biohacker and Bulletproof Coffee creator Dave Asprey we not only disprove these dietary myths but also highlight the fact that Bulletproof is not just a coffee, it’s a lifestyle. It’s about using food, high-grade supplementation, and cutting-edge technology to take control of your biology so that you can bring your absolute best self to the game of life every day. 

I have personally benefited so much as a result of Dave’s Bulletproof mission and lifestyle recommendations, that it brings me great pleasure and satisfaction to share many of his most recent and powerful discoveries with you.

So put your seatbelt on as we take a trip down the rabbit hole that is Dave Asprey’s mind. 

Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to forward this episode with a friend who likes coffee, and likes living at their fullest potential. 

Luke

Rich Roll: Surrender To Win - The Rise Of A Peaceful Warrior, The Life Stylist Podcast EP#23

How can you transform misery and failure into success and inspiration? In this episode with our guest Rich Roll, we find out exactly what he did to rise from the ashes of alcoholism and ill health, to become one of the most positive and influential leaders in the health and wellness industry. 

If you or someone you know has struggled with addiction and lived to tell the tale, you have most likely learned that there are many more levels of sobriety to attain once the actual substance abuse has been overcome. Most of us who have been so afflicted find that the underlying emotional causes and conditions of our problem become much more apparent once physical sobriety has been achieved. Rich shares with us some of the many tools he’s used to maximize his spiritual growth and personal development, and some of the other obstacles he’s had to face along the road to recovery. 

This was one of the most meaningful interviews for me personally, not only because Rich and I have so much in common regarding our personal struggles with addiction, but also due to the level of depth, authenticity, and vulnerability to which he was willing to go to for the benefit of our listeners. 

If you know someone who is struggling in life right now, and could use some hope and inspiration, this would be a great episode to share with them. I know it’s been good for me.

Thanks for listening, and helping me to continue on my journey of recovery and self-discovery.  

Luke

Dr. John Gray: Making Peace in the War of Love, The Life Stylist Podcast Ep#13

Why do we fall in love? What’s the point? Is there a higher purpose underlying our relationships that makes all of the challenges and heartaches worth the effort? Have you ever considered the idea that the reason we form intimate partnerships is to apply spiritual principles, and encourage the advancement of our own soul’s evolution? And even if we do set that as our intention, why do we seem to miss the mark so often, and walk away wounded, full of regret, or worse yet- repeating the same destructive patterns over and over again? How do we create and maintain polarity between the masculine and feminine energies which we all possess? 

In this compelling interview with legendary author and relationship expert John Gray, we explore the fundamental role our spiritual goals and values play in our romantic explorations. We learn how to contextualize our relationships from a spiritual perspective, and how impactful our hormonal balance is when it comes to healthy communication and in having the capacity to live and grow together in harmony and fulfillment. It turns out that without and understanding of how our male and female hormones affect us (and how to manage them) it could be near impossible to get along and stay together. 

This was one of the most powerful interviews I’ve done personally, so it brings me great joy to share John’s message with the world. 

Do someone you know a favor and share this episode with them, in hopes that we all might come to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the ones we love. 

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Evan Brand: The Zen of Stress, The Life Stylist Podcast Ep#4

What are the hidden causes of stress and anxiety, and what can we do about them naturally? That's what we find out in this episode with Evan Brand, host of the super-popular Not Just Paleo Podcast. He’s got over 2 million downloads on his show, and with good reason. (About 50 of them were downloaded by yours truly) Evan is one of the most relatable health experts on the scene, and his simple, common sense approach to health is so refreshing and easy to apply.

Do you get moody or depressed for no logical reason? Do you spend money on vitamins and supplements without ever having your labs done to see what your body actually needs? Did you know that simple changes to your diet and lifestyle could permanently cure many mental and emotional issues? It turns out your gut biome has a lot more to do with your mood than most people think. Hidden toxins and heavy metals can also reek havoc on your vibes, but it’s usually a waste of time (and cash) to play the guessing game trying figure out how to correct deficiencies and effectively detox. This is where Evan comes in.

During the show, he breaks us off some very practical solutions to some quite complex human issues. I suffered from severe depression and mood disorders myself for many years (and solved them using many of the natural solutions offered in this interview), so this show is one that really hit home for me.

It’s my hope that it does the same for you.

Please pass it along to someone you love.
 

Dr. Jack Kruse: Surviving the City with Spiritual Science Episode, The Life Stylist Podcast Ep#3

In this episode, Dr. Jack Kruse and I discuss ways to biohack modern city life by merging the worlds of science and spiritual intuition.

The world we live in is not a friendly environment when it comes to our food, water, air, shelter, and modes of travel. So many of the health challenges we face are purely environmental, and this episode offers a host of solutions to these very problems. How can we harness the power of Mother Nature, while still enjoying the conveniences we’ve become so accustomed to? That's the answer I wanted, and that what I got.

Some of Jack’s theories on health and wellness can be challenging for the average civilian to understand, and put into practice. My goal in this interview was to translate his brain surgeon jargon into everyday dude-speak so that you the listener would be able to derive some real value from it, and take away some practical lifestyle hacks to add to your routine.

Mission accomplished.

Tighten your seat belt and enjoy going deep in the mind of Dr. Jack Kruse.