Dr. Tara Nayak On The Blood Type Diet and Generative Medicine

Today it’s all about health, and the focus turns to the Blood Type Diet, the fascinating field of Epigenetics, generative medicine and more. I personally benefitted from trying the Blood Type Diet, which went from a 30-day experiment of changing my food choices to my now ongoing lifestyle.  I absolutely love it.  What’s even more exciting is that I had no idea you could go much, much deeper with it, and literally shift your own DNA in order to avert disease that could be lurking in your genes.  My guest, Dr. Tara Nayak, a naturopathic practitioner in Philadelphia, PA and I discuss.

Dr. Tara Nayak grew up knowing she wanted to be a doctor but not agreeing with our healthcare system, including overprescribing and lack of connection in patient care. She went on to Temple University to get my bachelor’s degree in Biology but chose to concentrate heavily on genetics. At this time she took some of the FIRST courses ever offered at her university in the fields of epigenetic, genomics, and proteomics. (That tells you how new the fields of epigenetic, nutrigenomics, etc. really are!)

She graduated in 2009, taught high school science for 2 years, then went back to medical school at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. It was here that she met Dr. Peter D’Adamo and forced herself under his wing. She took his classes, did clinical rotations with him, externships at his clinic, and was eventually selected as his resident physician at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine. This is a clinic where all patients are treated based upon blood type with the addition of further parameters to establish personalization including body measurements, lab tests, and history taking of their health and current symptoms. 

Dr. Tara has continued to work with Dr. D’Adamo to learn and contribute to his latest developed tools in personalized medicine:

1. “Opus 23” which allows doctors to evaluate specific genes to assess patient risk and determine the best plan of action in terms of diet, nutrients, herbs, etc. and,

2. “Utopia” a micro biome analysis program that analyzes gut bacteria trends and guides dietary/supplementation decision to promote healthy gut flora. Dr. Tara contributes to editing and mining data for the program as well as participate in teaching other health care practitioners how to use this software in their practice.

The two doctors have also collaborated on teaching doctoral level courses including “Nutritional Genomics and Epigenetics” and “Generative Medicine”

Dr. Tara has a private practice in Philadelphia, PA and teaches at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine as well as Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition Program. 

To find out more, visit: www.TaraNayakND.com

Tara Nayak, ND
215-485-3427
drtaranayak@gmail.com
440 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Dr. Tara’s videos on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGF88PyfoopqVFnENZs4RoQ

Dr. D’Adamo’s sites:

http://www.4yourtype.com/

http://www.dadamo.com/

 

Sharon Chatten On ‘The Method’ – How It Can Help Anyone, Actor Or Not

I’m delighted to have the wonderful Sharon Chatten on the show this week.  A special thank you to Terry Berland for connecting us! 

In this show, we discuss what method acting is, why it is so misunderstood, what good acting actually is, how this type of training can help anyone, even non-actors, and why Sharon is deeply passionate about passing on the legacy.

About Sharon: Since 1980, Sharon has been teaching ongoing acting classes and working extensively as a private coach in Los Angeles and New York. Before committing full-time to teaching, Sharon had leading roles as an actress since she was 8 years old in hundreds of plays, television series and films.

Sharon was made a lifetime member of The Actors Studio in 1975 and a lifetime member of Ensemble Studio Theatre in 1980. Under the personal invitation of Robert Redford, she participated in the founding two seasons of the Sundance Film Institute as a Resource Artist acting in numerous films by new filmmakers including playing Yolandia in the film Yolandia opposite Robert Duvall.

She has taught at Yale University (Fine Artists), Stanford University (Graduate School of Business), and the USC School of Cinema. She’s lectured at UC Santa Barbara (Film Department, and has been a guest on numerous panels including those for SAG and AFTRA.

Sharon has had the honor and delight of working alongside master talents: Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, and Al Pacino, just to name a few.

Some of her students include celeb talents Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, James Gandolfini, Charlie Hunnam, Will Smith, Ben Stiller, and even Justin Bieber.  Remember Full Metal Jacket?  Well, you’re going to find out why Vincent D’Onofrio, who played Private Leonard Lawrence in that film is a particularly amazing Method actor, and why he still uses this technique today…the same technique that’s he been practicing with Sharon for over 20 years.

For more information about Sharon, visit  www.sharonchatten.com

Multimedia Storyteller Chesher Cat – From Rock & Roll Legends To NYC’s Underbelly

This is sure to inspire the creatives out there!

Chesher Cat is a photographer, filmmaker, writer, director, and storyteller based in New York. She began her career as a rock and roll photographer and journalist, shooting hundreds of performances up and down the west coast, including Led Zeppelin, Elton John, the Eagles, George Harrison, the Bee Gees, to name a few. She has published two coffee-table books, STARART and Everybody I Shot Is Dead. STARART was published December, 1979 and is now an out-of-print collector’s item. Chesher has a few copies of the trade edition left as well as the leather-bound Limited Edition signed by the artists.  To order, visit http://www.cheshercat.com/shop-starart/

More recently, Chesher has directed two short films, End of the Innocents and Chuck E.’s Too Big A Deal. She is currently working on her third film, My First Kiss, inspired by her wild and wonderful rock and roll experiences.

Today, we talk about all of this as well her latest multimedia project called Under New York City which explores, documents and sheds light on New York’s amazing underbelly – the subway system, sewers, catacombs, and the people who pass through, work, or live in these places.

Hear how Chesher got started in her career, about her special connection with Joni Mitchell, her heartwarming story of her visit to Paris, the risks she took to capture rarely visited catacombs, what she thinks about drone photography and why she’s excited about her latest project.

For more information, visit www.cheshercat.com

To order prints of her amazing rock photography, visit http://www.cheshercat.com/music-prints/

To find out more about her upcoming project Under New York City, visit www.Undernyc.org

A special thank you to Michael Roderick, a previous NOL guest who spoke about connectors, for practicing what he preaches!  I was pleased to connect with such a passionate, fascinating artist as Chesher.

Note:  We had some connectivity issues on the day we recorded, so please bear in mind the more “raw” recording of this conversation….one reason why I love podcasting!

HG Tudor, Self-Described Narcissistic Psychopath, Shares Powerful Tips On Spotting and Dealing With His Kind

In the past, I’ve covered the topic of narcissism with psychologists or narc survivors, i.e. empaths or victims, however this episode shares extremely powerful information from the perspective of a highly self-aware narcissistic psychopath himself.

His pseudonym is HG Tudor, and he writes extensively about his situation and mindset to enable people to understand how he and his kind think, behave and operate. Through this, he dispels myths about his kind, unlocks many of the secrets, and enables readers or listeners to understand, counter and escape the clutches of their personal narcissists.

He conveys this unique perspective through ‘Knowing the Narcissist’, a blog which has attracted 5.6 million hits in under two years, and through similar platforms, including Facebook and YouTube. HG also has an extensive catalogue of books which address varying aspects of the narcissistic dynamic. HG’s desire is to weaponize empaths on a global scale, and he’s already helped thousands and thousands become empowered with information you can’t get anywhere else.

Please visit his blog at www.narcsite.com, his YouTube channel ‘Knowing the Narcissist’ and his collection of books on Amazon.

We discuss the varying levels of narcissism and the categories, the sources of fuel they seek, the typical pattern of a narcissistic relationship, how narcissists are created, why they target empaths, why empaths continuously get sucked back into a relationship with a narcissist, how narcissism sometimes plays out between siblings, whether or not a narcissist can change, and much, much more.

I encourage you to find a quiet spot to really listen and focus on what HG shares. There is a TON of very useful information that you won’t want to miss. This episode will help you with family, friends, work colleagues and your romantic relationships.  If you need additional assistance, I encourage you to consult with HG.

Enjoy.

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