Become a Better You with Byron Morrison

01-31-17  Become a Better You with Byron Morrison

Beyond the Basics Health Academy welcomes Byron Morrison to the show. He is author of “Become A Better You: Stop Dieting, Start Living” and Founder of Tailored Lifestyles Coaching. Become A Better You takes a holistic approach to improving your wellbeing, teaching you to listen to your body as you learn to make more informed choices in all aspects of your life. From improving your diet to managing stress and developing healthier habits, everything in this book can be tailored around your goals, helping you become the best version of yourself. This is not a diet, it’s a change in lifestyle, that will help you not only look, but also feel better than you have before.

His work is all about helping others live healthier, happier lives as they change the way they eat, think,, move and live.
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The Stress of Social Inequality with Dr. Mary Wingo


Dr. Mary Wingo is here to further talk about the social issues of our time that have the biggest impact on our health: the uncontrolled stress of modern life and its devastating effects on our bodies and our communities.

Human stress costs our communities trillions of dollars every year. In addition, millions of people die prematurely, or suffer disability needlessly because of preventable exposure to stress.She also wants to tell you about the 20 years it took her to “really” understand human stress, and how she was initially reluctant to write her book covering the social, political, and economic implications of stress in the modern world.

Her book, The Impact of the Human Stress Response, is a humanitarian work intended to educate the public worldwide about the true causes and costs of preventable human stress. The study of stress and adaptation is probably the most complicated and fascinating field in science. After more than a hundred years of study, most scientists are still mystified by the mechanisms of human adaptation, so this book is of great importance to the general public and will transform many, many lives.

Mary Wingo has been a permanent resident in Ecuador for 2 years. She trained as a Ph.D. scientist and is a business person originally from the United States.

Today she is coming back on the show to talk specifically about two of the five major causes of stress in the modernized world (the loss of social capital and social equality). The five stressors are:

  1. The loss of working mental capacity
  2. The loss of social capital
  3. The loss of social equality
  4. The depletion of the microbiome
  5. Chemical stress

I can’t thank her enough for coming back on the show and sharing her knowledge and expertise. This is a wonderful conversation that I am glad that we were able to have to bring awareness to the stress of social inequality.

A really great read on the devastating economics of stress can be found here:

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Concussions, Brain Health, and Emotional Vitality with Dr. Joanny Liu


Dr Meaghan Kirschling welcomes Dr. Joanny Liu to talk about brain health, concussions, and the importance of emotional and mental support.

Dr. Joanny Liu is an international leader in Chinese Sports Medicine and Chinese Sports Psychology. She works in Calgary and has written a book called Heal Your Concussion: How to Quickly and Effectively Get Back in the Game.

She talks to us today about the effect of emotions on the body and the effect that emotions has on lingering symptoms in the body.

Dr. Joanny Liu, TCMD, RAc, P.Eng, International #1 Best Selling Author and founder of Extraordinary Sports Medicine, where we help athletes reverse injury, get back in the game they love and improve their quality of life. Website:

Buy International #1 Best Seller: Heal Your Concussion: How to Quickly and Effectively Get Back in the Game, at Amazon:

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Reclaim Your Energy with Dr. Carri Drzyzga


Dr. Carri Drzyzga is known internationally as ‘The Functional Medicine Doc’ – the go-to expert on finding the root causes of health problems so you can feel normal again. She is a chiropractor and naturopathic doctor, host of the popular podcast “The Functional Medicine Radio Show”, and author of the hit book Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again! Fixing the Root Cause of Your Fatigue with Natural Treatments. Dr. Carri is the creator of Entrepreneurial Fatigue: How to Fuel Your Brain & Body for Entrepreneurial Success. Her private practice is Functional Medicine Ontario located in Ottawa, Ontario.

She comes on the show today to talk about the stress response and so many other topics. Here are a few of the topics that we discuss in our podcast today:

  • What is functional medicine?
  • Why does one size not fit all in health care?
  • The eight major causes of many health concerns such as fatigue.
  • How fatigue impacts our life on a daily basis?
  • What is the best approach to fix concerns and imbalances in the life to regain optimal health?

Dr. Carri’s Website and Link to Podcast

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