Modern Aging
Modern Aging
Risa Morimoto
Welcome To The Modern Aging Podcast! If you are over 40 and are looking to optimize and elevate your health and well-being in holistic and innovative ways, then this is the podcast for you! Each week, we will share interviews with top experts in holistic health, wealth, body, mind and spirit. As an integrative health coach and avid traveler, I will share my findings with you and provide insightful tips on how we can live better and longer after 40. My mom had a massive stroke at 65 in 2001 and then developed Parkinson's Disease 10 years later. My dad was diagnosed with frontal temporal dementia in 2016. After caring for them for almost 20 years, I decided that this was not how I wanted to age so I started searching for different approaches to health. What I discovered is a treasure trove of endless holistic ways to approach our health and well-being that is better for us and the planet. It is proactive instead of reactive. It is taking care of our whole being, not just treating what is causing us pain. We have to look at our relationships, stress levels, work, family life, the whole kit n kaboodle as well as our nutrition and exercise. This is whole health living. We all want to grow old, but I think we can agree that we want to grow older and retain a healthy lifestyle, independence, and a high quality of life. That lifestyle starts today. So, join me every Friday. If you prefer video, many of the interviews were episodes on our YouTube Channel so you can check them out here - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging. We've love for you to RATE and REVIEW our podcast so we can reach even more listeners. Thank YOU!
Episode 107 - How Meredith Found Relief After 7 Years of Chronic Pain From PCS
Are you suffering from chronic pain or anxiety? Living with chronic pain or anxiety can be debilitating. It can make even the simplest tasks seem overwhelming and exhausting. The constant pain that doesn't go away can prevent you from living your best life, rob you of joy and take away precious moments. If you're among the many who suffer from chronic pain, fortunately there is hope. CBD has been proven to effectively relieve pelvic pain, menstrual cramps, and lower back pain by targeting your endocannabinoid system as an anti-inflammatory. This means it can provide relief from wherever in the body you may be suffering. Plus, unlike other pain-relieving solutions, CBD comes with no harmful side effects. In this episode, Meredith Bieri shares her journey of finding relief from chronic pain. For seven years, she suffered without a proper diagnosis and relied on a cocktail of pharmaceutical medications and painkillers. However, after discovering CBD tinctures, pain patches, oils, and topicals - she finally found relief with no side effects. Meredith's story is one of hope for those who suffer from chronic pain conditions like pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS), proving that CBD can save lives without harmful side effects. Tune in!   Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [02:03] Meredith’s journey to healing and how her illness came about. [13:19] Meredith’s successful pregnancy at 39 after five (5) miscarriages and losing hope. [21:39] How was Meredith introduced to CBD, her fears of using it, and how she found success [33:53] The Rescue Patch - Meredith's experience using it. [36:23] Meredith’s advice and recommendation to anyone who wants to try CBD.  About Meredith Bieri - Meredith Bieri is the founder and CEO of Be Soul Good. After suffering from intense chronic pain for 7 years, she was finally diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome. A family member introduced her to CBD after she tried basically everything to manage her pain. She found that with a combination of different CBD products, she is virtually pain-free now and is a huge advocate for the power of medical cannabis and CBD.   About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).  Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness.    How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/  
May 5, 2023
40 min
Episode 106 - Achieve Optimal Health with Omega 3s and 6s with Udo Erasmus
Omega 3s and 6s are crucial essential fatty acids that require utmost protection as they are the most sensitive of all our dietary nutrients. These oils contain natural compounds that have been proven to enhance the body's healing process, reduce inflammation, and improve overall health. They play a vital role in human nutrition and health. However, when these oils are damaged, it can lead to serious health problems. Protect your omega 3s and 6s to ensure optimal health benefits! The quality of the fats and oils we consume greatly impacts our overall health. In fact, research shows that more health issues are caused by damaged oils than any other aspect of nutrition. However, by taking proper care to maintain the natural function of these oils through healthy consumption habits, we can remove many potential health problems from the equation. So why not start treating your body with the care it deserves? In this episode, Udo Erasmus - author, speaker, and founder of Udo’s Choice supplement brand - dives deeper into the world of oils by discussing Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Discover how you can improve your health by setting higher standards for the dietary and supplement oils you consume. With Udo's insights, you'll learn how to unlock the full potential of these essential nutrients and live a healthier life. If you have been curious about how to incorporate good oils into your diet and why it’s so important, tune in!   Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [01:41] Udo’s career journey and how he got into the oil space.  [07:42] Udo's discovery of omega 3s and 6s and what inspired him to go deeper.  [13:16] Udo talks about damaged oils, how they lead to ill health, and how to retain oils' natural functions. [24:15] Setting and raising your standards for oils to unfold their health benefits. [27:25] Oils that Udo recommends that you can add to your diet regimen. [29:35] The importance of omega 3s to our health and in pregnancy.  [32:03] Food oil foundation: What to look for when purchasing omega 3s supplement.  [34:12] What happens if you get more omega 3s than you need? About Udo Erasmus -   Udo was born during the second world war in Europe. His path includes brief jobs in several different trades: fruit picking, dairy farming, logging, mining, carpentry, house painting, clearing land, burning brush, growing food, gardening, and finally, pesticide spraying. He spent a year in medical school and several years in science research. After being poisoned by pesticides in 1980, he seriously turned his passion and attention to health. He obsessively studied scientific literature, created a method for making good oils with health in mind, developed the first ever flax seed oil, and authored several books on the effects of oils on health: Fats and Oils; Fats That Heal Fats That Kill, Choosing the Right Fats, Omega 3 Cuisine, and enthusiastically educated the public in about 40 countries on the effects of oils on health and disease. For 15 years, he spent six to nine months a year living out of a suitcase to spread the message of good oils and health. He has passionately given 5,000+ live presentations on nutrition and health, 3,000+ media interviews, 1,500 staff training, and traveled to 30+ countries with my message on oils, health, nature, and human nature. He has had the pleasure and honor to grace the stages with luminaries like Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra, keynoted international conferences, and lectured at conferences on five continents. Now he is writing on many different titles and topics, including an autobiography. He consults, presents, and takes on the key global issues of our time and spearhead projects on peace, health, energy, environment, and education.   How to connect with Udo Erasmus: Website: https://udoerasmus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/udo-erasmus-78949314/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/udoerasmus/?hl=en   About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).  Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness.    How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/
Apr 28, 2023
37 min
Episode 105 - The Power of Herbs as Medicine with Dr. Bill Rawls
Nothing beats the complex protective phytochemistry of herbs when it comes to reducing chronic illnesses and slowing down the aging process. All plants have a defense system that consists of chemicals called phytochemicals, which help protect them from invaders and stressors. These same phytochemicals can neutralize free radicals, toxic substances, and even radiation for our bodies. With their anti-microbial properties, herbs are an excellent addition to any health-conscious individual's daily diet. Phytochemicals are more than just protective agents for plants. They also possess remarkable antibacterial properties that can fend off viruses, fungi, protozoa, and other harmful microorganisms. Interestingly, the antibacterial properties of herbs vary depending on their natural environment and the type of stress factors they encounter. What's even more fascinating is that these herbs' anti-microbial activity is selective to specific pathogens without disrupting the gut flora or causing any side effects.  In this episode, Dr. Bill Rawls, a renowned expert in integrative health and medical director of Vital Plan, shares valuable insight on the essential herbs to take as we age. He breaks down how much of these herbs we should be taking and the format to follow so that you can discover which herbs are perfect for your individual health needs. Tune in to get a better understanding of which herbs will work best for you and start taking control of your overall well-being today! Let’s jump in!   Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [01:54] Dr. Rawls's journey in medicine and how he got into the herbs space.  [08:16] The herbs Dr. Rawls was taking at first and how they make us better. [13:03] The herbs spectrum, how much to take and how long to take them.  [15:11] Dr. Rawls’s top 5 herbs for protecting our cells and slowing the process of aging.    [23:07] What to look at when purchasing herbs products?  About Dr. Bill Rawls -    As a 4th-generation physician, Bill Rawls, MD, has dedicated his life to medicine. But when faced with a personal health crisis in his late forties with Lyme disease, everything changed. In his quest to regain his health, Dr. Rawls was confronted with the limitations of conventional medicine and knew he had to find his own path to restore wellness. For the past 15 years, he has extensively studied the science behind herbal therapies and new sustainable approaches for protecting health. Today, Dr. Rawls shares the revelations that helped him and thousands of others reclaim their lives. Dr. Rawls is a leading expert in integrative health and Medical Director of Vital Plan, a holistic health and herbal supplement company in Raleigh, NC. He is the best-selling author of Unlocking Lyme, and his most recent book, The Cellular Wellness Solution: Tap Into Your Full Health Potential with the Science-Backed Power of Herbs.   How to connect with Dr. Bill Rawls: Website: https://rawlsmd.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-rawls-md-706a9463/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rawlsmd/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RawlsMD/   About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).  Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness.    How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/
Apr 20, 2023
36 min
Episode 104 - The Power of Energy Healing with Shelly Burton
Let's talk about the weight we all carry. It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, but we all have baggage that can take a toll on our mental and physical health as we age. Unchecked, this trauma can manifest itself  physically in our bodies. But there is hope! Energy healing has the power to help us release this excess weight and recover from past traumas.  Discover the power of self-healing by listening to the language of our bodies and intuition. Programming ourselves with positive thoughts and grounded experiences of self-care can guide us towards inner harmony, leading to outer wellness. It's a state of being that we continually create by honoring our body's innate wisdom. If you're feeling unbalanced or things aren't working out as planned, energy healing may be the solution. Join us for an enlightening session with energy healer Shelly Burton. In this episode, Shelly delves into the topic of how we can access the spiritual higher force to help us balance our mental and emotional well-being. By tapping into this natural vitality, we can channel it towards achieving a state of harmony within ourselves. Tune in to learn more about this transformative process!   Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [02:37] What is energy healing? Ways Shelly carries out her energy healing practice. [10:58] What does it mean to see energy? [14:11] How Shelly helps her clients to heal [17:28] Can you still be healed even if you don't believe in energy healing? [19:49] How can energy healing help deal with trauma in midlife? [25:47] The number and frequency of sessions you need for energy healing to work. [29:11] Effects of unaddressed trauma [35:13] Steps to answer some questions from your inquisitive mind on energy healing About Shelly Burton -  Shelly Burton is an internationally acclaimed Energy Medicine Woman. After enduring a life-altering concussion, Shelly Burton found her true calling as a facilitator of healing knowledge on how to align your heart, mind and power so that you create wellness. She is a highly sought-after practitioner who has hosted workshops at the prestigious Soho Farmhouse in the UK and has a cast of worldwide clients from New York to Los Angeles and London to Paris. One of Shelly's key practices is her system of Energy Medicine which empowers you to create wellness by evolving the mind and emotional body in unison through the heart. Shelly Energy Medicine uses rhythmical modalities, including hands-on energy healing, sound therapy, energy transmissions,Horse Medicine and dance, blended with subconscious mind rewiring techniques. By elevating the patterns of cellular vibration with compassion, care and clarity, Shelly helps create harmony within.    How to connect with Shelly Burton: Website: https://www.shellyburton.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellyenergymedicine Twitter: https://twitter.com/shellyaburton Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shellyenergymedicine     About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).  Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness.    How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/
Apr 13, 2023
42 min
Episode 103 - Unlock the Secret to Healthy Aging with Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane Mushrooms - Nicole Pressly Wolf
Mushrooms are a great superfood that we’re not talking about enough, especially when it comes to healthy aging. Aging doesn’t happen when you’re 65 and all of a sudden you’re old. It occurs gradually, and you have to start taking care of yourself now, and mushrooms will help you ease the process. All mushrooms have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties, but each has a unique benefit to your health.  Incorporating medicinal mushrooms like Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane into your daily health routine can support healthy aging. The combination of these two powerful mushrooms can help clear brain fog, provide relief from hot flashes, boost low sexual drive, and increase energy and vitality that often decline with age. Cordyceps, known as the Himalayan Viagra in traditional Tibetan medicine, is a stamina builder while Lion’s Mane is traditionally used for cognitive memory and concentration functions. Don't let age slow you down - add these powerful mushrooms to healthy aging. In this episode, Founder of West Wolf Medicinals Nicole Pressly Wolf reveals the amazing benefits of medicinal mushrooms in enhancing your overall health and promoting healthy aging. She emphasizes the exceptional properties of Cordyceps and Lion's Mane in particular, making them great for supporting healthy aging. For those interested in watching the video version of this interview, head over to the Modern Aging YouTube channel, type in "mushroom," and it will appear. Let’s jump in!   Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [03:34] Why Cordyceps and Lion's Mane are powerful antioxidants [07:50] Why extraction is the best way to take medicinal mushrooms [09:27] The different ways to consume mushrooms and the benefits of extraction  [10:53] How mushroom adaptogens help to create balance in the body [12:51] Can you take too much of the mushroom? Find out. About Nicole Pressly Wolf -    Raised as a city girl and a lifelong environmental activist, journalist, and secret science nerd, Nicole never imagined she could farm or care directly for the earth beyond her written activism. Moving West, she wanted her next “career” to be intentional work in a practical and tactile environment, not in front of a computer. Oh, and yeah — for the benefit of all.  Now, with America's fungi awakening, Nicole has found her true way forward. Since the move, she has become fascinated with mushrooms and devoured books, films, and teachings. She attended numerous mushroom-growing workshops. Nicole started a daily supplement of powdered mushrooms looking for support with all that comes with aging, from brain power to general energy. Within weeks she noticed her memory had improved, and her energy was up. She was hooked! All that she has learned about the fungi kingdom inspires awe and wonder. Farming mushrooms and creating a permaculture farm has allowed her to offer health to her family, community, and the planet.   How to connect with Nicole Pressly Wolf: Website: https://www.westwolfmedicinals.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-pressly-wolf-930ba118 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/westwolfmedicinals/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicole.p.wolf/     About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).  Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness.    How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/
Apr 7, 2023
16 min
Episode 102 - Integrating Cold Bath, Breathwork, and Spirituality to Optimize your Health with Aditya Iyer
Have you heard of the incredible health benefits of a cold shower or ice bath? Cold showers and ice baths are becoming increasingly popular as people look to improve their overall health and well-being. They offer a range of benefits, including boosting the immune system, improving circulation, reducing inflammation, relieving localized pain, and combatting depression. They can even increase your metabolism. And don't worry - you don't have to endure it for that long. By combining cold baths, breathwork, and spirituality into a regular routine, you can optimize your physical and mental health. Breathwork helps oxygenate the body and promote deeper states of relaxation. Spirituality can assist in connecting to a higher power or energy source to cultivate inner peace and harmony. Practicing these three disciplines together can unleash extraordinary potential for your health. In this episode, Aditya Iyer, the host of the My Seven Chakras podcast and a breathwork instructor, discusses the proven health benefits of cold showers. We also uncover the power of breathwork and learn about different types of breathwork practices. Lastly, we delve into spirituality and its role in self-care. Let’s jump in!   Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [01:52] Aditya’s backstory and how he became a breathwork instructor and an advocate for cold showers. [05:08] How he first encountered the goodness of cold showers? [07:20] Why micro stressors such as cold showers are good for our body? [10:47] Differences between chronic stress and micro stress. [14:57] What can you do to take that first step to a cold shower? [17:07] Why Aditya prefers a warm shower first, then a cold one? [18:26] Different types and techniques of breathwork as you do cold baths. [25:15] Interlinking spirituality to breathwork and cold bath. About Aditya Iyer -    Aditya is a certified breathwork instructor and the host of My Seven Chakras podcast, which boasts over 6.4 million downloads and listeners around the globe. He has guided over 200 group breathwork journeys, countless 1:1 sessions and has been invited by companies to conduct breathwork sessions for their employees. Breathwork combined with ice-cold showers has been a lifesaver for Aditya as he went though multiple traumatic experiences – getting laid off, having a break-up, and losing his mother. Breathwork, cold exposure, and meditation helped him to get through the trauma and pain.    How to connect with Aditya Iyer: Website: https://mysevenchakras.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adityajaykumar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysevenchakras YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AdityaJaykumarMySevenChakrasOfficial/videos   About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).  Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness.    How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/
Mar 31, 2023
35 min
Episode 101 - How Men Can Grow Younger and Healthier as they Age with Nate Wilkins
Men can't prevent the natural aging process, but they can take steps to age better. Practicing healthy habits like regular exercise, healthy eating, adequate sleep, and effective stress management is essential for keeping both physical and mental health. Additionally, men should be aware of the importance of hormonal balance in their bodies and take measures to keep it balanced as they age so that they remain active and energetic in their later years. It is important to be mindful of who and what we surround ourselves with in order to practice healthy aging. Our mindset is determined by what we consume, so it’s important to check our circles, conversations, and even relationships with family members. Having a spouse that doesn't share the same values concerning healthy living or dieting can hinder one's efforts. In this episode, 68-year-old young Nate Wilkins dives deep into the importance of self-care for men and shares practical tips on how to age better. He offers a variety of ideas that can be implemented right away to ensure long-term health and well-being. Let’s jump in!   Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [01:30] Nate’s backstory and how he got into physical training. The area of fitness he focuses on. [06:08] Health and fitness practices that keeps him young at the age of 68 years. [09:09] What can men do to age better? [12:10] The practical movements that men can start practicing with bare minimum efforts. [15:54] A bit about Nate’s Ageless Workout      About Nate Wilkins -    Nate is a 68-year-old functional aging specialist and the co-founder of Ageless Workout, a Miami-based health, healing, and wellness company that seeks to bridge the gap between fitness and medicine. The goal is to help people of all ages achieve their maximum potential. It is based on a lifestyle that Nate and his partner, Shebah Carfagna, have adopted to create a “tribe mentality” to health and fitness.   Nate’s mission is to make wellness and a healing journey achievable and accessible for all. Life takes balance, and he makes this the cornerstone of his work. His work with the aging process has helped many individuals on their wellness journey.   How to connect with Nate Wilkins: Website: https://www.agelessworkout.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniel-wilkins/ Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/agelessworkout Twitter: https://twitter.com/AgelessWorkout   About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).  Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness.    How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/  
Mar 24, 2023
21 min
Episode 100 - Building A Meditation Practice with Ariel Garten
We all understand that meditation is beneficial to our overall well-being, but it isn't always easy to do. Stress can have a damaging effect on our body and mind, but fortunately, we can reduce its impact through meditation. Although it can be challenging to start meditating, just like building any muscle in the body, consistent practice will help strengthen the skill over time. With meditation, you'll be able to manage your thoughts more effectively and better respond emotionally to life's stressful situations. Making meditation a habit can positively affect your life. To build the practice, start by choosing the easiest days and times for you to meditate regularly. Consider doing it in the morning, during lunch break, or in the evening, and always try to do it at the same time each day. Don't worry about picking the ideal time; just pick a consistent time that works for you and stick with it.  If it is difficult to calm your mind, Ariel Garten, the co-founder of Muse, a brain-sensing headband, shares how we can use brain wave technology to monitor when our brains are calm or when it is active.  She helped to invent the Muse that you can use it at home to assist you with attaining that calm brain wave state.   Want to check out the Muse or give it a try?  Modern Aging listeners receive 20% off their purchase.  For more info, CLICK HERE.  USE DISCOUNT CODE: MODERNAGING In this episode, Ariel Garten dives into the world of meditation and provides a deeper understanding of how it can help improve our quality of life. You will learn how to use meditation to optimize your physical and mental well-being from its effects on sleep, productivity, and even stress levels. Hear tips on how to incorporate meditation into your everyday routine so you can experience all these benefits for yourself. Let’s jump in!   Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [01:56] Ariel’s backstory and how she got into helping people meditate. [04:35] Basics forms of meditation and the benefits of regular meditation.  [08:34] How long do you need to meditate to start experiencing the benefits?  [10:53] Different types of meditation and what Ariel has found to be more effective.  [22:10] The prime people who need to build a meditation practice in their lives.  [25:12] How meditation improves cellular function and reduces aging? What is the best time to meditate during the day  [27:50] Ariel's final advice to someone who wants to take the first step to meditation.   About Ariel Garten -    Ariel Garten is a neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. Garten is co-founder of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain-sensing headband. Muse is an award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness.  Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Her creativity and entrepreneurial head, combined with her fascination with the brain, led her to join forces with two like-minded friends, Chris and Trevor, to start InteraXon. Together they founded a Silicon Valley-backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse. Her team’s technology has been featured in over 1000 media pieces, as well as was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, an installation that allowed over 7,000 people to control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country.  These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her daughter or on stage across the world, speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, or telling her own innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves.   How to connect with Arial Garten: Website: https://choosemuse.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ariels_musings/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/ariel_garten?lang=en   About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).  Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness.    How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/  
Mar 17, 2023
30 min
Episode 99 - Unlock Your Inner Potential and Live the Life You Deserve with Udo Erasmus
The world we live in can be chaotic and ever-changing, which can lead to us looking outward for answers to our life's meaning. However, the truth is that all the answers we need are inside us; whether it's for inspiration, healing, purpose or wisdom - our inner life is all we need. We are the experts of our own lives and must remember this when looking for comfort and security amongst a sea of uncertainty. Learning how to navigate constant change can lead us away from our inner-selves. We may lose touch with our true selves, and focus more on the external. This can leave us feeling disconnected and scattered. To bring balance back into life, it is essential to turn the attention inward by practising stillness, meditation, mindfulness or prayer contemplation. These activities help you shift out of your stressful thoughts and into a space of peace and calm. In that moment of inner-peace we are connected to all. In this episode, Uda Erasmus talks about his 80-year journey and the importance of careful introspection. He shares how to effectively unlock our gift of life and enjoy it to the fullest. Learn how to find meaning and answers in our lives and make sure we don't waste this precious gift. Let's jump in!   Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [02:30] Udo's backstory and how he got to where he's today. [06:59] How we went from being present inside to being present outside? [10:02] The process of coming home to yourself. How to sit with your feeling and let them guide you to fix it? [19:49] How deep stillness practices bring peace and contentment from within. [23:54] Unpacking your gift of life and allowing it to express itself in your life. How to practice staying in the present in our modern environment? [32:02] Mastering what the master masters. [37:48] Three steps to take to sit with your emotions and feelings. About Udo Erasmus -  Udo was born during the second world war in Europe. His path includes brief jobs in several different trades: fruit picking, dairy farming, logging, mining, carpentry, house painting, clearing land, burning brush, growing food, gardening, and finally, pesticide spraying. He spent a year in medical school and several years in science research. After being poisoned by pesticides in 1980, he seriously turned his passion and attention to health. He obsessively studied scientific literature, created a method for making good oils with health in mind, developed the first ever flax seed oil, and authored several books on the effects of oils on health: Fats and Oils; Fats That Heal Fats That Kill, Choosing the Right Fats, Omega 3 Cuisine, and enthusiastically educated the public in about 40 countries on the effects of oils on health and disease. For 15 years, he spent six to nine months a year living out of a suitcase to spread the message of good oils and health. He has passionately given 5,000+ live presentations on nutrition and health, 3,000+ media interviews, 1,500 staff training, and traveled to 30+ countries with my message on oils, health, nature, and human nature. He has had the pleasure and honor to grace the stages with luminaries like Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra, keynoted international conferences, and lectured at conferences on five continents. Now he is writing on many different titles and topics, including an autobiography. He consults, presents, takes on the key global issues of our time and spearhead projects on peace, health, energy, environment, and education.   How to connect with Eda Erasmus: Website: https://udoerasmus.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/udoerasmus/?hl=en   About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).  Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness.    How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/  
Mar 10, 2023
41 min
Episode 98 - Unlock Your Mental Health with Ketamine-Assisted Therapy with Dr. Mai Shimada
Chronic depression can have devastating effects on all aspects of an individual's life, including their sleep. While pharmaceutical medications are a popular option for treatment, they are not always suitable and can come with unwanted side effects. However, in recent years there has been a rise in evidence to support the use of Ketamine therapy to combat chronic severe depression. Dr. Mai Shimada is here to share her story about the impressive healing properties of Ketamine. After struggling with mental health issues, she found that Ketamine relieved her symptoms and improved her overall well-being. If you know someone who is struggling with chronic depression, this conversation could be beneficial for them. In this episode, Dr. Shimada discusses the power of ketamine therapy to heal depression and other mental disorders. She explains that when we are experiencing mental health difficulties, our brains are altered in a way that can make it difficult to escape the negative thinking loop that can be caused by depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Ketamine makes our brains more plastic, which is why psychotherapy assisted by ketamine is effective in helping us transform. Let’s jump in!   Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [02:23] Mai’s backstory and how she came to understand Ketamine therapy [05:06] Ego loss and how it helps people with breakthroughs [08:18] What is ketamine? Is ketamine only for extreme depression cases? Can people with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia use ketamine if nothing has worked? [12:24] Can Ketamine reverse the effects of depression on older people? [15:18] How the breakthrough with Ketamine looks like [18:43] The description of the ketamine tablet, how to use it, and how it works [23:09] Sessions that you need to see significant results from Ketamine [24:05] Similarities and differences between Ketamine and other medications [26:21] Where to start with Ketamine medications? Golden key nuggets about ketamine therapy for depression   About Dr. Mai Shimada -  Dr. Shimada is the founder and medical director at Isha Health, based in San Francisco, CA. She is a former ER physician and decided to dedicate the next chapter of her life to providing ketamine therapy. She was trained in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy at Polaris and is currently in a psychedelic facilitation program at UC Berkeley. How to connect with Dr. Mai Shimada: Website: https://www.isha.health/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/throtheeyesofmai/   About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).  Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness.    How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/  
Mar 3, 2023
30 min
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