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ADVENTURES IN HEALTH

Giving your body a break is always a good thing. When it comes to eating, fasting has proven to be a means to heal the body. In this episode, chiropractor and a respected leader in the health and wellness space, Dr. Daniel Pompa, graces the show to share with us all the great benefits

Sean-Entin

Sean Entin: CEO, Podcast Host

On the morning of November 25, 2011, at age 39, Sean Entin had a stroke from a massive blood clot in his carotid artery. After surgery to repair his artery, he was put into a medically induced coma for one week. Almost two months later, Sean was transported by ambulance from Santa Barbara to San Diego to Sharp Grossmont in-patient Rehab, where he spent the next 6 weeks in intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy. Sean had to learn to walk again on his own and regain his strength.

Prior to the stroke, Sean was working as an entrepreneur and business development expert who has guided world-class enterprises to sustainable profitability. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration from University of Southern California, Sean went on to found several companies in the entertainment industry including the commercial media company, Zen Management. In addition, he played an integral role in the development of Los Angeles Center Studios — a multi-use office and production facility that continues to help revitalize the west side of downtown Los Angeles.

In 2009, Sean Entin became co-founder, managing director, and the Chief Marketing Officer for Greenhouse Holdings, Inc. (GRHU). At GURHU, he developed and implemented the company’s international marketing strategies, as well as raising capital and managing the investor relations responsible for taking GRHU public. In March of 2012, GRHU was acquired by Premier Alliance, where he is still a shareholder.

Since the stroke, Sean has worked hard to improve his physical and mental health and continues to push himself with the mantra “I can. I shall. I will.” During his ongoing rehabilitation, he has met incredible people who also have suffered traumatic brain injuries, but unfortunately did not have the quality of medical care Sean has been lucky to have. This inspired Sean to create the “Move 2 Improve Foundation” (M2I) now known as the BRAINetwork, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing outpatient physical and psychological rehabilitation and community reentry services for those with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. Today at least 5.3 million Americans, 2% of the U.S. population, currently live with disabilities resulting from a TBI (traumatic brain injury). Sean has seen, first hand, the urgent need to support these individuals, their families and communities by providing access to and funding for crucial, on-going rehabilitation services.

Sean didn’t stop there.

In early 2018 while training to complete his first 5k race since his stroke, Sean launched the “Strokehacker” community on Facebook which provides a network for stroke survivors so they can share their stories, accomplishments and tips for improving their health and overall wellness.  The page currently has thousands of followers who spend “5 Minutes with Seany” and connect with each other to share resources. The momentum of this forum drove him to partner up with Taylor Smith to create “Adventures in Health” in late 2018 which broadens the supportive reach and compassion he has for all those who are struggling with debilitating injuries and illnesses.

Dr. Jason Wersland – Founder of Theragun

Dr. Jason Wersland: Creator of Theragun, Chiropractor

Jason worked on his family’s farm, and later in the construction business, where he learned to work with his hands, and became an award-winning master craftsman.

From an early age, Jason knew that he wanted to help people become healthier. Following his gut, he moved to California and enrolled in chiropractor’s school.

While working toward his degree in 2008, he was injured on his motorcycle, and faced chronic, debilitating pain.

In 2008, he went searching for a therapy that could provide the pain relief, and saw potential in a vibrational tool. But it needed improvement. In his work shed, Jason modified a power-tool to drive a cushioned attachment, and percussive therapy took a dramatic step forward. This hacked-together device became the first prototype for Theragun. In focusing on the Theragun, Jason faced a perfect storm of issues. After several false starts, Jason met his current new partner, Ben Nazarian. Together officially launched Theragun in 2016, and have continued to improve the Theragun device.

Through his work, Jason found that the Theragun has been enormously helpful to veterans dealing with pain and stress. He began giving them to veterans, and is now thrilled to be part of the Adventures in Health team.

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Samantha Harris: Producer, Fitness Expert & Co-host

Watched by millions as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight, Samantha Harris is an Emmy-winning journalist, author, certified personal trainer, nutrition advocate and breast cancer survivor.

She has also hosted dozens of other national network and syndicated programs, including Gordon Ramsay’s Culinary Genius (FOX stations), Stars Earn Stripes (NBC), The Insider, E! NewsExtra, and The Next Joe Millionaire (FOX network) and appeared as a guest host on Access Hollywood LiveThe View, Daily Blast Live, Hollywood Today Live, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and Good Morning America, among others.

Then at age 40, Samantha was diagnosed with stage II invasive breast cancer.
Determined to fight for her life, she searched for answers about how we can improve our health, and prevent chronic diseases. The resulting book – debuting as a Bestseller on Amazon, Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent and Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life, translates research-backed knowledge into an easy-to-follow action plan for maximizing health, energy and happiness for life.

As a motivational speaker, Samantha shares her personal journey from cancer diagnosis to healthiest health with genuine warmth,  knowledge, empowering advice, and healthy recipes.

A certified trainer and recognized fitness expert, Samantha has appeared on the cover of numerous health magazines, including Shape, First for Women, Fit Parent, Muscle & Fitness HERS (a record four times), Pilates Style, Wellness, and Women’s Running. She has also appeared in People, USA Today magazine, SELF, Closer Weekly, InTouch, Star and US Weekly.

Samantha is the proud mother of two young daughters, and is a key expert on  part of the Adventures in Health Team.

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Dr: Mark Goulston: Psychiatrist, Author & Co-Host

Dr. Mark Goulston is a psychiatrist, former UCLA professor, suicide prevention and trauma specialist, FBI/police hostage negotiation trainer best-selling author of seven books, podcast host, documentary creator and is one of the world’s leading experts  on empathic listening. He also speaks and teaches Design Thinking Suicide Prevention, an innovative approach to suicide prevention and de-stigmatizing mental illness.

His books include, “Just Listen” Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone which became the top book on listening in the world.

His book, Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior, regularly flirts with the #1 ranking at Amazon for Obsessive Compulsive Behavior and his book, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for Dummies, has received rave reviews. He hosts three podcasts: Prison LettersMy Wakeup Call and Stay Alive. He co-created and moderated the multi-award winning documentary, Stay Alive: An Intimate Conversation about Suicide Prevention and was featured as a TEDx speaker.

Dr. Goulston is an active member of the Adventures in Health team.

Sam Morris: Mind-Set Coach

Sam Morris is the founder and creator of Zen Warrior Training®, a transformational coaching program for high performers.

Growing up on a blueberry farm in Maine, Sam understood the solace of nature, and naturally gravitated toward Zen Buddhism and Taoism.

At the age of twenty-three, shortly after leading a group of teenagers on a nationwide bicycling expedition, Sam was involved in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. It left him paralyzed from the waist down. While Sam consistently displayed a positive attitude towards his injury, deep down he suffered from inner turmoil.

In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles and studied somatic healing therapy, privately with Emilie Conrad, the creator of Continuum Movement and a world-renowned expert in mind-body healing for over two years.

Sam discovered that working through seemingly impossible challenges through his deep understanding of the connection between the mind and the body had left him with a gift to help others. In 2013, he founded Zen Warrior Training® out of a desire to teach people to use their greatest life challenges as a catalyst for creating meaning, peace and purpose in life.

Sam joined the Adventures in Health team to help our listeners discover a higher state of wholeness and empowerment.

Gloria Rios: Fitness Expert & Trainer

For over twenty-five years, Gloria has coached high school athletes, running teams, and private clients in Southern California as a certified American Sport Education Program Coach. Marathon runners come to her to shave minutes off their time. Adults recovering from injuries and trauma such as strokes and paralysis, rely on her patience and expertise to increase their mobility and lift their spirits.

In 2016, Gloria began working with Sean Entin, Executive Producer of Re-Boot Camp, and helped him complete his first 5K and 10K race post his near fatal stroke. She also helped increase his overall mobility, flexibility, and endurance.

Gloria is also an accomplished runner who has completed 15 marathons including Boston, New York, and Los Angeles and a top level fitness coach in the Los Angeles area. While her client base includes millionaires, her focus is on bringing out the best in everyone she works with. She looks forward to sharing her tips and techniques for mental and physical performance at Adventures in Health .

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Rebekah Kjos

Rebekah Kjos has been a Holistic nutritionist and are herbalist for over 15 years. Twenty-two years ago, when I entered Clayton College of Natural Health and Doctor Christopher’s school of herbs, I chanced upon an amazing life changing tea called “Matcha”. Years before Starbucks and other chains jumped on the bandwagon, I discovered for myself, clients and family, the power behind Matcha and what the buddhist temple priests called, “the elixir of the immortals”. I discovered the health benefits first hand … digestive healing, increased energy & clarity, enhanced metabolism and weight management among many other things.

Accomplishments…

  1. Educator on health and wellness with emphasis on family and women’s health.
  2. Have spoken in front of many large groups on various subjects pertaining to health and wellness, ingredient training and of course Matcha.
  3. Matcha expert and importer for over 22 years.
  4. Created, designed and Owned a gluten-free café, Matcha Latte and juice bar including a very specific Matcha cleanse designed for detoxing and weight loss in Santa Barbara.
  5. Have written various books on nutrition and recipes.
  6. CEO of Got Matcha and developed the recipes for the Matcha blends, the bars and protein meal.

Superfood Hunter!

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Dr Adam del Torto DC

Dr. Adam is the founder and developer of Cranial Facial Release (CFR) technique – a specialized “balloon assisted” cranial adjusting technique that he pioneered, which evolved from an earlier form of endo-nasal cranial adjusting called Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS). CFR is a unique cranial adjusting procedure that generates a lot of excitement and interest throughout the profession.

CFR is credentialed through Life West University and recognized as an acceptable and viable technique throughout the chiropractic community. It often works with last resort patients who have not responded to other forms of conventional treatment – for such things as breathing disorders, migraine headaches, facial pain, facial paralysis, vertigo, learning disorders, neurological disorders, and especially Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome. His integrative treatment incorporates CFR with combination of chiropractic adjusting techniques and procedures.

Dr. Adam has lectured on CFR at multiple chiropractic forums in both the U.S. and abroad, including Spain, Belgium, Holland, Germany, New Zealand, and Malaysia. He has been featured as the mainstage speaker for the Annual CCA Convention, New Beginnings Seminar, SOTO-USA, and at the first ever Axiom Convention in Brussels, Belgium.

Dr. Adam has been featured on the E-Channel, Celebrity News Magazine, and The Randy Alverez “Wellness Hour”, which has attracted international attention.

CFR is gaining momentum on an exponential basis as it gains recognition throughout the chiropractic profession. Dr. Adam teaches CFR seminars on an international basis which are eligible for Continuing Education Credits for licensed Chiropractors.

Dr. Adam’s latest creative endeavor includes the genesis of a new chiropractic movement and convention series called “CHIROPRACTIC ROCKS” – an annual event which features 20+ high-level speakers whose primary focus is Unifying the Profession Behind a Common United Purpose with the purpose of Helping to Shape the Future of Chiropractic.

After 36 years in practice, Dr. Adam’s passion for chiropractic couldn’t be more heightened than it is at this time.