Keith Norris on accountability for an improved healthcare system, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Keith Norris of Paleo f(x) on the state of healthcare reform and efforts to shift the conversation from a debate on the allocation of resources to one of accountability for improved health results. Norris addresses difficult questions on how licensing systems incentivizes writing scripts, government oversight stifles innovation, and the lack of results-oriented practices all prevent true health care progress. Though he stresses the importance of working with government in the short-term to ensure people are receiving the right messages, Norris also insists that consumers must take control of their own health and make educated decisions based on research. To learn more about Paleo f(x), visit their website and follow them on Twitter.

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Modern Era Warriors with Dennis Stoika

Ostrolenk speaks with Dennis Stoika, creator and Chief Instructor of Modern Era Warriors, an integrated, reality-based defense and fitness program. Stoika discusses his career history in the FBI, law enforcement, and the Marine Corps, and the training he received throughout his career that led him to create Modern Era Warriors. Using an integrated approach, his program includes mental training, physical readiness, nutrition, martial arts, and gun and knife use. Stoika teaches in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and has future plans to offer workshops in other areas. To learn more about him and Modern Era Warriors, visit his website: www.modernerawarriors.com/.

Greg Amundson: Limitations of our lives are limitations of our thinking

Ostrolenk speaks with Greg Amundson, athlete, author, speaker, and founder of Satvana Yoga, Krav Maga Santa Cruz, CrossFit Amundson and Faith Works Ministry. Amundson chronicles what led him down the path he has followed, starting with inspiration from his father, a career in law enforcement, and the teachings of God. Ultimately, it was moments in his life that taught him to focus inward that inspired him to write. Amudson discusses his books, their teachings, and the inspirations behind each. From his most recent book, Firebreather Fitness, he explains the importance of practicing a concept called First Words. To learn more about Greg Amundson and his integrated teachings on mind, body, and spirit, visit his website: gregoryamundson.com/ and faithworksministries.net/.

Citizenship and Self-governance in the 21st Century

Ostrolenk joins Kevin Rollins, Editor in Chief of Free Liberal, to talk about the importance of sympathy and trust in creating transpartisan dialogue and to potentially move politics to a higher level. The interview can also be viewed at Free Liberal.

James Scott on Critical Infrastructure Technology

Ostrolenk speaks with James Scott, a Senior Fellow and co founder of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology and the author of more than 30 books (www.amazon.com/James-Scott/e/B01…yline_cont_book_1) on health IT, energy sector cybersecurity, nation state cyber espionage, and more. He advises to more than 25 congressional offices, caucuses, and committees on cyberwarfare and cybersecurity, as well as to NATO and federal agencies including the DoE, NSA, HHS, NASA, NIST and others. Scott chronicles what led him to this field and the areas in which the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology advises. Ostrolenk and Scott discuss various cyber attacks, the various threats different nation states and non-state actors pose, and what the American government is doing to prevent cyber attacks. They discuss the need to break down silos between government agencies and even within government agencies. They also discussed the Cyber Shield Act (icitech.org/icit-analysis-the-cyber-shield-act/). Lastly, Scott answers listeners’ questions on cyber security

To learn more about James Scott and his work, visit icitech.org, follow him @ICITorg, and look for his books on amazon.

Zach and Jess Poitra on the Benefits of Kombo

Ostrolenk speaks with Zach and Jess Poitra who established Integrated Ancestral Healing, through which they work with individuals on personalized treatment plans and administer Kambo. Kambo is the skin secretion of the giant waxy monkey tree frog found in the lower basin of the Amazon. Kambo contains many bioactive peptides, which produce a positive impact on the human body. Zach and Jess chronicle how their past careers and personal health conditions that led them to discover Ayahuasca and eventually train to training to administer Kambo. They further detail how Kambo is applied, what the likely physical and physiological effects a person will experience when taking it, and how it can be harvested sustainably. To learn more about them and the work they do, visit Kambotexas.com.

Disclaimer: This content regarding Kambo is provided for informational purposes only and is in no way medical advice. Use of Kambo is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Kambo should always be administered by a trained practitioner. Improper application or misunderstanding of contraindications for Kambo may pose unnecessary health risks.

Business Innovation with Raphael Louis Vitón

Joining Michael Ostrolenk on this podcast is Raphael Louis Vitón, business innovation professional, Integral Leadership Academy cohort facilitator, consulting practice leader for Axialent (a global culture consulting firm out of Argentina) and co-author of “Free the Idea Monkey to Focus on What Matters Most…How the Most Successful People Make Big Ideas Happen.”

Vitón chronicles what lead him to his current work as a business innovation professional, and the personal transformation he underwent in order to ultimately assist business leaders in doing the same. He generously shares innovation tools, frameworks and programs that are often reserved for the top 2% of high potential executives inside of corporations. Vitón describes the process he takes when working with business leaders, specifically guiding them to see and articulate ideal leadership strategies and map out a plan to implement them. This involves re-humanizing the innovation process and focusing on mindsets and relationships as much as procedures. To learn more about Raphael Vitón’s programs, visit his websites here and here, see his writings on LinkedIn, or check out his book.

Open Source Medicine: Biohacking, Citizen Scientists, and a Systematic Approach to Optimal Human Functioning

Ostrolenk speaks with Ryan Frisinger, a biohaker, techno-shaman, and visionary, who focus on the interaction between genetics, biotechnology, medicine culture, and humanities. Frisinger describes his personal history and interdisciplinary studies, which led him to his current profession. Through his research, Frisinger has learned the ways in which current health issues cannot be addressed through current health care systems. Many physicians lack training in genetics, which Frisinger sees as key to understanding an individual’s health predispositions and needs, and further lack training in interdisciplinary research or a culture of collaboration with patients. For these reasons, Frisinger believes the movement of citizens’ science and biohaking are vital to moving medical progress forward. Frisinger ends by describing the multidisciplinary way in which he works with clients. For more information, contact Frisinger at [email protected].

Matt Beaudreau on Post-Conventional Education

Ostrolenk, and co-host Deidre Hackleman, speak with Matt Beaudreau on post-conventional education. Beaudreau chronicles his own journey working as an educator in conventional education systems, and his observations of how standardized education leads to simplicity of throught. Conversely, in the post-conventional educational systems in which Beaudreau teaches, children learn personal goal-setting, discussion skills, and how to impact their communities, in addition to basic skills. Ultimately, children learn autonomy and self-awareness that not only prepares them for college, but for a successful life. To learn more about Beaurdreau and post-conventional education, visithttp://www.actonacademy.org/ and http://www.theeducationdude.com/ and follow him on twitter @educationdude and @mattbeaudreau.

The Integrated Self

Michael Ostrolenk — a leading expert in the field of transpartisan public policy, program director and master coach for SEALFIT’s Unbeatable Mind Academy — has a world of fascinating insights on how best to integrate Eastern and Western notions of self in order better to flourish as a human being on individual and grander scales.