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  • Welcome to the Health Interrupted Podcast. Life is full of interruptions. Sometimes a health issue can stop you in your tracks. The road to optimal health is a bumpy one – complete with children, partners, work, life. Even if you have the best intentions to take back your health, something inevitably gets in the way. You’ve decided, this is it! You’re getting your health plan back on track. You meal prepped, you downloaded your meditation app and you set your alarm an hour earlier to workout. The reality of it is, there’s no food in the fridge, you overslept and there’s no time to workout. Sound familiar? Every week, join Celebrity Fitness Trainer Gina Lombardi and Former Miss America Laura Kaeppeler, as they talk to real people who achieved wellness despite health setbacks big and small as well as experts who reveal their secrets to optimal health. If you’re struggling to get your health back on track or already have a solid health plan but are looking for tips and biohacks, this podcast is for you. Health Interrupted is a community where we support, encourage and inspire all of our listeners to live their healthiest life. We get down to the grit of the matter and share usable information in all areas of wellness - nutrition, fitness, workouts, mental and spiritual health and of course, products we love that add value to your life! Visit us at www.healthinterruptedpodcast.com
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  • Episode 19: Nick Hardwick: Former San Diego Charger Loses 85 Pounds and Creates Lose Like A Lineman

    Jun 16 2021

    Welcome to Health Interrupted hosted by Celebrity Personal Trainer, Gina Lombardi and Former Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler.

    Today’s guest is Nick Hardwick. Nick is a former NFL Pro Bowl Center for the San Diego Chargers. He started in 146 games, earned distinction as one of the 50 Greatest Chargers of All-Time as a member of the 50th Anniversary team, won the Ed Block Courage award, and earned Pro Bowl honors for his play on the field. Nick’s proudest accomplishment during his career was earning the title of Team Captain for his last 5 seasons in the league. Nick was drafted to the Chargers with the 3rd pick of the 3rd round of the 2004 draft, 3 years after walking on to the Purdue University football team, inspired by Drew Brees and the success of the Boilermakers at the time. All of this, and Nick didn’t play high school football! He was a high school wrestler who hit puberty late! Go figure!  At Purdue, during Nick’s second year, a friend in the ROTC program, where Nick was on scholarship to become a Marine Corps officer, showed him an ad in the classified section of the Purdue student newspaper for walk-on tryouts. The rest, as they say, is history. 

    Following Nick’s illustrious career in football, he immediately lost 85lbs in under 5 months, showing up at his retirement press conference weighing 208lbs. This grabbed a lot of national media attention, where Nick was falsely accused of being on performance enhancing drugs during his playing career, because, “How else could the rapid weight loss be explained?” Nick decided to use that as motivation to show others how to lose weight fast, reclaim their health and ultimately their life. The program he designed for himself to lose weight has become the Lose Like a Lineman Program and most recently Lose Like a Lady designed with his health conscious wife, Jayme’s guidance. Together they are helping hundreds of people lose weight and stay active every day. They also host a health and wellness focused podcast, called The HardwickLIFE. 

     

    2:27 Our Sponsor- www.bodyofharmony.com 

    4:15 Gina & Laura talk about Nick

    5:25 Gina & Laura introduce NFL Player, Nick Hardwick & he reveals his health interruptions

    7:05 Nicks talks about his massive weight gain & tells his whole career story in 2 mins. Gina is dumbfounded.

    17:03 Nick explains how horrible it felt to gain weight for his position on the team at Purdue 

    21:17 Laura asks Nick about his time in the NFL

    23:38 Nick talks about being scared to death at first to run out onto the field at an NFL game but later became the leader & team captain.

    31:00 Gina asks nick about all his football injuries

    32:08 Nick explains his severe foot injury, the misdiagnosis and owing his wife a trip to Oz

    40:15 motion is lotion 

    41:17 Nick explains why prioritizing your sleep aligns the brain

    42:38 Nick goes to The Brain treatment center in San Diego for magnetic e-resonance therapy

    46:48 Nick brings up his neck injuries

    48:24 Nick finds out his career is done.

    48:57 Nick decides to lose weight and shares how to Lose Like Lineman

    54:24 Lose Like A Lady is born

    56:00 Nick explains his diet program

    58:00 Re-setting the hunger sensation

    1:00:35 Nick explains the macro nutrient scheme + eating carbs is ok

    1:01:43 Nick explains ironic rebound

    1:05:26 Gina compares her weight loss program with Nick’s.

    1:06:40 Nick gives us great tips on Fitness, Nutrition, Beauty and Mental/Spiritual

    #strongerlonger ; The Hardwick Life Podcast

    1:08:45 Nick describes the leucine-threshold hypothesis and protein 

    1:12:24 barleans.com & Headspace app

    1:16:20 Nick gives the best beauty tip

    1:18:20 Nick’s Call to Action 

    1:20:37 Gina & Laura thank Nick

     

    Connect with our guest:

    Instagram & Twitter @nickhardwick 
    Nick Hardwick Website

     

    Connect with the Hosts of Health Interrupted: 

    Gina Lombardi https://www.instagram.com/coachlombardi 

    Laura Kaeppeler https://www.instagram.com/kaeppelerlaura 

    Or go to www.healthinterruptedpodcast.com for more information

     

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  • Episode 18: Comedian Anthony Griffith and Dr. Brigitte Travis-Griffin, Behind the Laughter, A Comedian’s Tale of Tragedy & Hope

    Jun 9 2021

    Welcome to Health Interrupted hosted by Celebrity Personal Trainer, Gina Lombardi and Former Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler.

    Today, we welcome Anthony Griffith and Brigitte Travis-Griffin.  Anthony, a successful stand-up comedian for more than thirty years, made his way from Chicago’s South Side to the city’s comedy clubs and out to Los Angeles, where he performed multiple times on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and later with Jay Leno. He has been featured in specials for Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime and on The Arsenio Hall Show. Also an actor, Griffith has appeared in several movies, including Panther, Tales from the Hood, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, and received a Daytime Emmy for his performance in the TV movie Our Father. Griffith also performed in the TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Bernie Mac Show.

    Dr. Brigitte Travis-Griffin is a clinical psychologist specializing in a concierge delivery system of therapy for entertainment and creative professionals. She and Anthony Griffith have been married for more than thirty years. Brigitte received her PsyD from the California School of Professional Psychology and her BS from UCLA.

    2:05 Our Sponsor today is Body of Harmony. Visit them at www.bodyofharmony.com and mention this podcast for a discount!

    3:35 Gina & Laura talk about how comedy has gotten them through the hard times in life.

    4:32 Laura welcomes Anthony & Brigitte and they laugh immediately

    5:14 Brigitte & Anthony tell the story of how they met.

    7:25 Brigitte snitches on Anthony sleeping on the job at the Park Hyatt but he had nice shoes. Anthony likens men to Potato Heads.

    11:55 Brigitte tells us how their lives were interrupted

    14:14 Brigitte and Anthony relocate to California only to find out the prognosis was poor for their daughter.

    18:12 Laura reminds Anthony of a video of him doing standup and how he broke down in tears during the show. Anthony gets emotional telling the story and Brigitte says he's doing the ugly cry.

    20:26 Gina asks Brigitte about how long she was in the “zombie state”. She explains feeling undeserving of experiencing joy after losing their daughter. Moving from grief to being celebratory.

    24:10 Brigitte reveals what deterred her from taking her own life. 

    24:57 Brigitte changes careers due to this tragic experience.

    29:06 Brigitte talks about emotional maturity when dealing with a tragedy.

    29:31 Gina talks about their book BEHIND THE LAUGHTER  

    Behind the Laughter: A Comedian’s Tale of Tragedy and Hope

    32:50 Laura asks both Anthony & Brigitte what things they did to stay together as a couple after enduring this loss. Humor was a big factor.

    36:10 Anthony talks about his faith and fellowship. 

    38:20 Gina asks Anthony about what happened in 1994 when he was on a run. Anthony talks about his experience at the doctors office.

    39:30 Anthony tells us about how was diagnosed with “a little MS”.

    42:14 Brigitte on the importance of Vitamin D & Multiple Sclerosis.

    43:10 Anthony talks about how dairy and gluten tore up his stomach. He read the book Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth Second Edition

    and changed his diet which helped tremendously. 

    47:56 Anthony gives us his fitness routine and how to diminish stress.

    50:25 Anthony and Gina tell jokes

    52:10 Gina & Laura put Anthony and Brigitte in the Health Seat!

    They give us great tips in nutrition, fitness, spirituality and BEAUTY!

    1:00:45 Anthony reveals a beauty secret about what men do at night.

    1:05:35 Anthony gives us a great Call to Action!

     

    Connect with our guests:

    Instagram: @comediananthonygriffith

    Twitter: @mrlaffalot

    Connect with the Hosts of Health Interrupted: 

     www.healthinterruptedpodcast.com for more information

     

    Keywords

    #tragedy

    #Comedian

    #laughter

    #faith

    #Leukemia

    #Multiple Sclerosis

    #love



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    1 hr and 10 mins
  • Episode 17 Dr. Kelly Donohoe: A Psychologist’s Perspective on Overcoming Mental Health Interruptions

    Jun 2 2021

    Welcome to Health Interrupted hosted by Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Gina Lombardi, and Former Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler.

    Our guest today is Dr. Kelly Donohoe. Dr. Kelly is a licensed psychologist. She earned a Masters in Applied Development Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Boston College, and her doctorate of counseling psychology at Chatham University. 

    In addition to her clinical practice, she conducts research, teaches at the City College of New York, and offers to consult with individuals and companies. She’s also been featured in the media as a mental health expert and has been on shows and publications such as The Doctors TV, bustle, PopSugar, and TEDx. 

    00:57 Laura & Gina introduce Dr. Kelly Donohoe.

    00:01:28 Visit www.healthinterruptedpodcast.com

    00:01:42 Our sponsor for today’s episode is Body of Harmony www.bodyofharmony.com
    00:04:17 Dr. Kelly talks about the most common interruption in her practice being ourselves and discusses all the ways in which we limit our possibilities.

    08:38 Dr. Kelly talks about the therapeutic relationship and how it works to help her patients

    00:11:12 Dr. Kelly talks about being a feminist psychologist which means she doesn’t know what’s best for her clients, her clients know what’s best for themselves

    00:12:12 Gina asks Dr. Kelly how she maintains boundaries with clients living in a small town where personal business is easy to come about

    00:18:37 Dr. Kelly discusses being born with hip dysplasia and how that impacted the way she saw the world, how people see each other ultimately led her to her career in psychology

    00:22:06 Laura asks how can we best avoid messing our kids up!? Dr Kelly answers that we most likely will!

    00:22:54 Dr. Kelly talks about perfection in motherhood

    00:26:42 Dr. Kelly discusses “riding the rail in-between” being an authoritarian parent and a permissive parent and that being in between requires a million daily adjustments

    00:29:24 Gina asks Dr. Kelly if as a therapist, she sees a therapist herself

    00:33:40 Dr. Kelly talks about how to quiet the “monkey brain” we have playing in our heads and how that chatter gets in the way of meaningful relationships and almost everything in life.

    00:35:06 Dr. Kelly talks about mindfulness

    00:36:47 Dr. Kelly talks about training your brain to come back to the present because it creates space between a stimulus and your reaction

    00:37:10 – Dr. Kelly shares the importance of writing our thoughts down and shares a scene in Harry Potter where Dumbledore pulls thoughts out of his head and puts it in a bowl – the importance of visualization to clear the monkey brain

    00:39:40 – Dr. Kelly talks about the importance of symbolism and visualization in her practice

    00:41:05 – Laura asks Dr. Kelly about dissecting childhood trauma in her practice and the “why”

    00:42:31 – Dr. Kelly talks about the 5 biggest events in your life that frame who you are

    00:43:50 – Dr. Kelly mentions the book PEOPLE MAKING by Virginia Satir and the updated version The New People Making

    00:46:39 Dr. Kelly sits in THE HEALTH SEAT and gives her health tips 00:52:33 Dr. Kelly shares her CALL TO ACTION

     

    Connect with our guest, Dr. Kelly Donohoe:

    Instagram: @drkellydonohoe

    Website: www.drkellydonohoe.com/radicalconnectivitypodcast
    Book: Power Up, Super Women: Stories of Courage and Empowerment 

     

    Connect with the Hosts of Health Interrupted: 

    Instagram: @healthinterruptedpodcast

    Gina Lombardi https://www.instagram.com/coachlombardi 

    Laura Kaeppeler https://www.instagram.com/kaeppelerlaura 

    Or go to www.healthinterruptedpodcast.com for more information 

     

    KEYWORDS:

    Psychology

    Parenting

    Therapy

    Mental Health

    Mindfulness

    Meditation

    Journaling

    Visualization

    Childhood Trauma

     

     

     

     

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Gina has been my trainer in the past. Her personalized plan took me from 160 lbs to 130 lbs! I have more energy, more happiness, better skin... and a better wardrobe. 🙂 She truly cares about her clients and is a genius at her work!
I am so excited to have these two women keep me on track in my super busy life through this podcast!! 😁😍