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Hack Your Stress, Calm Your Nervous System And Take Charge Of Your Life With Evan Brand

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It seems like every week, there’s a new study released finding yet another way that stress is harming us. Whether it’s emotional, environmental, nutritional or physical, we all know that stress can have a destructive impact on our mind, body and soul (not to mention our immune system, relationships, creativity… the list goes on!) It’s easy to feel powerless when it comes to stress — I mean, it’s an unavoidable part of modern life, yeah? And we all just have to put up with it slowly poisoning us... right? Not according to today’s podcast guest, Evan Brand, who is here to teach us how to rewrite our stress response, calm our nervous system and take charge of our life.

Evan is a board-certified holistic nutritionist, certified functional medicine practitioner and nutritional therapist... so you can bet your sweet tushie he knows his stuff when it comes to all things health! With his focus on addressing the underlying causes that lead to disease and depression, Evan has transformed the lives of thousands of people and helped them reclaim their energy, vitality and their life.

If you want to rewire your brain, increase your energy, and master stress once and for all, this episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • His journey to becoming a functional medical practitioner (01:10)
  • The long term effects of stress (01:37)
  • How stress eats your brain, muscle tissue and causes leaky gut (02:12)
  • Why you want to take ALL your notifications off your phone and computer (03:20)
  • The 4 different types of stress and why you need to understand them (03:57)
  • How the food you eat can ramp up your stress response (04:04)
  • Why you need to get rid of plastic in your home (04:35)
  • What nobody tells you about Crossfit and stress (04:30)
  • His top tips for adrenal support (04:00)
  • How to avoid energy vampires (05:00)
  • The power of EFT (05:33)
  • How stress affects your mood, mind and mojo (07:41)
  • The link between stress and your gut (08:23)
  • No-brainer tactics to eliminate stress (10:00)
  • How to rewire your brain (10:02)
  • The most advanced bio-hacks for stress reduction (11:42)
  • Psychedelics for stress busting (12:14)
  • Plus so much more!

Episode resources:

Infrared Sauna
Essential Oils
Cortisol Stress Level Imbalance Test Kit
Evan Brand’s Podcast
Evan Brand on Energy Vampires
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Take the Adverse Childhood Experience Questionnaire ACE Quiz
Find Sensory Deprivation Tank & Float Tank Therapy Locations Near You
Stress Solutions by Evan Brand (Type ‘Melissa’ at checkout to get 50% off)
REM Rehab Sleep Recovery (Type ‘Melissa’ at checkout to get 50% off)
The Everything Guide To Nootropics by Evan Brand
Nora Gedgaudas on The Melissa Ambrosini Show podcast
Daniel Vitalis on The Melissa Ambrosini Show podcast
Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival by T. S. Wiley

Thank you so much for listening to this episode. I am very honored that you are here and would love to hear your thoughts on the show, so please leave me a comment below (I read every single one). And if you loved this episode, please share it with someone you know will benefit, and on your social channels. You can also leave a 5-star review in iTunes, that way we can inspire more people together.

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

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    • Anita M
      November 10, 2017

      The information given in this chat wth Evan Brand is amazing! I love how we can switch off cortisone and heal our brains along with all the fascinating info. I’m presently 6 months into the Kultured Wellness program and this info will add so much to my healing journey.
      Thanks Melissa. You find THE most interesting people to interview. Lucky us!

      • November 13, 2017

        I am seriously obsessed with my guest's, I LOVE them all so much. I can't wait for you to hear more. Keep an ear out. xx

    • Kath
      November 12, 2017

      Hi Melissa,
      I left a comment last week not sure if you received it.
      I’m just looking for clarification around this highlighted section
      - What nobody tells you about Crossfit and stress (04:30)

      I have listened twice and am unable to find where the detail is in the interview.
      Your guest briefly makes a statement about diminishing returns for over-training and specifically says CrossFit but it is such a brief comment with zero detail and of course holding a Sports Degree myself with Strength and Conditioning qualifications and also a CrossFit coach (fit the past 8 years) I’m super interested in what it is that you don’t hear about with CrossFit? What is it that nobody tells you?

      • November 14, 2017

        Hey Kath, thanks for your question. I asked Evan and this is what he said... 'I've tested the adrenal health of over 2,000 people. Those that show up with the worst results are those who are crossfitters. I assume that this is due to the intensity and duration of the training of crossfit as compared with weight lifting where the heart rate is not as elevated. There is a longer answer to this which is probably best answered by one of my many videos on the subject, which you can watch here. Have a watch and please let me know if you have any other questions. Love Evan'. Does that help honey?

    • BL
      November 12, 2017

      Loved this podcast Melissa. Evan was very interesting to listen to and I was jotting down a lot of notes to pass onto my friends and partner. :)

    • Sarah Danks
      November 14, 2017

      Melissa! An incredible podcast and so well timed! Thank you for all the amazing tips and tools to manage our stress in the modern world!
      You’re amazing!!!!

      • November 14, 2017

        Thank YOU for tuning in sista. I am so glad you got a lot out of it. What were your top 3 key takeaways?

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