Dietary difference should not divide us. In this episode of The Effortless Man Podcast I interview a YouTuber, Holistic Health Coach, Truth Seeker and a Friend, Spencer Mack, on the evolution of his diet and dietary practices.

Spencer has been a vegetarian for the best of the last 15 years, and vegan for the last 4.5 years of that. In this episode he talks openly and honestly about his initial interest in using diet to optimize his mind and body; starting off as being predominately vegetal-based, evolving to the rigorous Amen Protocol where he was eating one vegan meal a day, and to where it is now, which is a Carnivore diet where he's largely subsisting on purely animal products.

This is no doubt one of the most controversial podcast episodes I've done to date because I'm vegan, and being so for the last 5 years, so going into this conversation I had to put aside any pre-judgement/judgement with the goal in mind to be fully open to hearing about the learning and experiences of another another individual, and the types of conversation(s) that was going to transpire. Besides Myself, Spencer is one of the most introspective and experimental person I know, so I highly appreciate someone like-minded like Spencer coming on here and sharing so openly--particularly about his diet and some elements of his philosophy.

Be sure to listen in as he share many of his thoughts, both his hardest and most liberating times, his personal mantra & morning practices, and also the months of research and mental hurdle leading up to before he decided to eat meat again for the first time in 15 years! A super jam-packed episode nevertheless. Enjoy, friends!

 

SPENCER'S INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/spencer.mack/

 

SPENCER MACK'S WEBSITE: http://www.spencer-mack.com/

 

SPENCER MACK'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCWZUX_jBusL9gXifHRLJRw

 

 

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Let's talk about STRESS. The definition of stress (or stressors) is a stimulus that causes a state of strain or tension, and in little amounts, it is good for us, and this phenomenon is called "hormesis", in that little amount of stress can cause the body to adapt and become resilient and stronger; however, when in excess, which let's be honest for the most time it is, can be detrimental to our health--mentally or physically--in various ways, something which you will learn in this podcast episode, can actually cause excessive oxidative damage in cerebral (brain) DNA and can even lead to a shorter lifespan. Definitely nothing to joke around about!

 

In our modern age, full of mentally and physically damaging stress and stressors, people turn to holidays, meditation, yoga, and even as far as recreational drugs to 'ease' the tensions of life; what if I told you that there's a natural compound in tea, specifically green tea, that can neutralize the stress as if your body was temporarily immune to it (like water off a duck's back)? Well, let me introduce you to L-Theanine. L-Theanine was the first ever compound that I experimented with and continue to use today for the past 3-4 years, and was my foray into the world of nootropics (cognitive enhancers).This is a natural nootropic compound that I still take till today to particularly calm my ADHD racing mind, help me focus on cognitively demanding tasks, or simply when it is anticipated that I am faced with stressful situation/s, in everyday life and the environment in general.

 

L-theanine is well-known as an anxiolytic—it works to reduce anxiety (including panic attacks). Some anxiolytics have sedative effects however not L-theanine; this is a compound that's able to promote relaxation and stress reduction without sedation (i.e. inducing drowsiness). L-theanine can help foster a state of calm, attentive wakefulness--the same state achieved by masterful practice of meditation. Be sure to listen in to find out about all the amazing health benefits of this simple, yet super-effective, amino acid. Enjoy!

 

MY L-THEANINE YOUTUBE VIDEOS:

- L-Theanine Review: 7 Days on L-Theanine (2015): https://youtu.be/1NMhXiaOc0Q

 

- Follow Up Video: L-Theanine & Coffee (2016): https://youtu.be/wcBIve7zFRw

 

- My Honest 3 Year Review on L-Theanine (2019): https://youtu.be/KLWIpC8zk2E

 

 

RECOMMEND & TRUSTED SUPPLIER OF 100% PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE L-THEANINE: TBC

 

 

COMPETITION: Be sure to leave a rating and genuine review on iTunes to go into a draw to win a free 60 min consultation with myself at the value of $200, where you can pick my brains and ask me absolutely anything! The competition will run for a period of 1 month from 23/10/19 to 23/11/19. The lucky winner will be randomly selected from reviews published (inclusive of reviews written prior to this competition as well) and officially announced in the following podcast episode AFTER the competition end date. No matter, I appreciate you all for listening in, and good luck!

 

 

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Alrighty, Miss Amy Paton and I are back for the second instalment of this 2 part series! Listen in to hear about how Amy achieved an amazing milestone of having saved a $30,000 house deposit in minimal time, all whilst not having worked a full-time job in the last 5 years. We'll be talking about how she did it, the tips and strategies she employed to achieve her savings goal, and how you could do it too by implementing some of the key strategies and tips we talked about, such as: getting creative in ways to earn extra income and boost your bottom line and/or increase your savings; odd jobs that you can take up and unconventional things you can do to earn extra dough; things to be cognizant of that can tremendously help to decrease your spending; the mindset shift from materialistic things to cultivating TRUE happiness; and much, much more.

 

This is a super episode to listen into if you want to change your attitude towards money and spending; instead of continuously trying to keep up with the Joneses and changing that to the mindset of living minimally, being content with what you already have in your life, removing and de-cluttering all the things that doesn't serve you, and, ultimately saving more money and being more happy and content with your life as a result.

 

AMY'S INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/amydoesvegan/

 

PART 1 OF INTERVIEW W/ AMY ON VEGANISM & SUSTAINABILITY: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ep-5-veganism-sustainability-how-to-ease-into-vegan/id1477789942?i=1000456180219

 

 

COMPETITION: Be sure to leave a rating and genuine review on iTunes to go into a draw to win a free 60 min consultation with myself at the value of $200, where you can pick my brains and ask me absolutely anything! The competition will run for a period of 1 month from 23/10/19 to 23/11/19. The lucky winner will be randomly selected from reviews published (inclusive of reviews written prior to this competition as well) and officially announced in the following podcast episode AFTER the competition end date. No matter, I appreciate you all for listening in, and good luck!

 

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Are you vegan curious? Interested in transitioning over to an artery cleansing, performance enhancing, noble vegan lifestyle but don't know where to start or who to turn to for info? Well look no further, listen in on this episode where 2 cheery vegans--Vu, the Host, and Amy Paton, the laudable Guest--talk intimately about their very own experiences in transitioning to a vegan/ plant-based diet, what you can learn from their experiences; the REAL fears and resistance when making the switch that no one talks about, and some of the many sustainable reasons that accords with the choice of switching over to a minimal impact, plant-based diet. Amy also share some of her rad tips on how to minimise your footprint and live a more sustainable existence, and super handy tips like 'How to Shop at The Bulk Food Store'.

 

Please note that this is a 2 part series; Part 1 (this episode) we talk about Veganism & Sustainability, and Part 2 we will be talking about Budgeting & Finance, and in particular how Amy managed to save a $30,000 house deposit in minimal time, whilst not really working in a full-time job - so be sure to tune in for these 2 info packed episodes with plenty of real life experiences and practicable, implementable tips.

 

 

AMY'S INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/amydoesvegan/

 

AMY'S 'PERPETUAL SEASONING' RECIPE THAT SHE USES FOR PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1sR-HPJfIO/

 

HOW TO SHOP AT THE BULK FOOD STORE PART 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0nZlq9pyRP/

 

HOW TO SHOP AT THE BULK FOOD STORE PART 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0nZ0ydpMWd/

 

 

VEGAN TRANSITIONING RESOURCES

CHALLENGE 22 (FREE ONLINE GUIDANCE BY MENTORS & DIETITIANS): https://challenge22.com/

 

30 DAY VEGAN EASY CHALLENGE (HELPFUL TIPS, ADVICE, AND RECIPES): https://www.veganeasy.org/30-day-challenge/30-day-challenge-signup/

 

COMPETITION: Be sure to leave a rating and genuine review on iTunes to go into a draw to win a free 60 min consultation with myself at the value of $200, where you can pick my brains and ask me absolutely anything! The competition will run for a period of 1 month from 23/10/19 to 23/11/19. The lucky winner will be randomly selected from reviews published (inclusive of reviews written prior to this competition as well) and officially announced in the following podcast episode AFTER the competition end date. No matter, I appreciate you all for listening in, and good luck!

 

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Hericium Erinaceus, Yamabushitake, Hedgehog Mushroom, Monkey’s Head Mushroom, and Pom Pom Blanc are just some of the names for this beneficial plant compound that's been touted for it's amazing cognitive enhancing abilities; practically a super food for your brain.

Lion's mane mushroom has caught interest of scientists for predominantly its neuroprotective effects. Two novel classes of Nerve Growth Factors (NGFs)--molecules stimulating the differentiation and re-myelination of neurons--have been discovered in this mushroom so far that's been shown particularly beneficial for supporting brain health, alleviating the symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, increase neurogenesis, and boosts your mood, focus and memory. These neuronally beneficial compounds are termed "hericenones" and "erinacines."

Listen in to learn about all the incredible health benefits of such a simple, widely available plant compound, more specifically fungi; its function in the brain; scientific research to back its brain-boosting benefits; how to take it and dosages; what to look to look out for when buying and choosing a high quality Lion's Mane product, and more.

 

PSYCHEDELIC PODCAST EPISODE WITH ADAM ZAKS: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ep-1-psychedelic-basics-inquisitive-enquiry-into-world/id1477789942?i=1000447798930

 

RECOMMENDED SOURCE OF LION'S MANE (FREE SHIPPING WITHIN AUS): https://www.theeffortlessman.com/teelixir

 

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COMPETITION: Be sure to leave a rating and genuine review on iTunes to go into a draw to win a free 60 min consultation with myself at the value of $200, where you can pick my brains and ask me absolutely anything! The competition will run for a period of 1 month from 23/10/19 to 23/11/19. The lucky winner will be randomly selected from reviews published (inclusive of reviews written prior to this competition as well) and officially announced in the following podcast episode AFTER the competition end date. No matter, I appreciate you all for listening in, and good luck!

 

 

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Interested in Intermittent Fasting? Want to know more about the benefits of extended fasting and multi-day/ prolonged fasts? Have old, niggling injuries that you want to heal? Interested in knowing how to boost Autophagy by +300%? Well you're in for a treat (ironically speaking) because in this episode Me and my Buddy Moe go into an in-depth discussion about our 3 Day Fasting Getaway in the Woods stint we did a few months ago, and my first ever multi-day/ prolonged fasting experience! Some key points we covered in this episode: what we wanted out of the experience; how we tackled it; what we experienced and what to expect during a prolonged fast; how to avoid the common pitfalls of a multi-day fast (if you want to do one); difference between Ketosis and Fasting; and the amazing health and healing benefits of such prolonged style of fasting.

 

COMPETITION: Be sure to leave a rating and genuine review on iTunes to go into a draw to win a free 60 min consultation with myself at the value of $200, where you can pick my brains and ask me absolutely anything! The competition will run for a period of 1 month from 23/10/19 to 23/11/19. The lucky winner will be randomly selected from reviews published (inclusive of reviews written prior to this competition as well) and officially announced in the following podcast episode AFTER the competition end date. No matter, I appreciate you all for listening in, and good luck!

 

Brian Turner Eating Over A Pound Of Soy Everyday For A Month + BLOOD TEST RESULTS: https://youtu.be/sF83puwVFL4

 

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In this instalment of The Effortless Man Podcast we talk about all things fasting; everything you need to know to get started and any potential pitfalls to avoid and overcome with me talking you through my experiences from having fasted for 5 years now. Listen in and learn the benefits of an intervention that could pay tremendous dividends for your health, purse strings, and ultimately give time back into your lives. Enjoy!

 

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In this instalment of The Effortless Man Podcast we discuss all things Psychedelics with holistic health Coach, Adam Zaks. If you've ever been semi-curious with psychedelics and its mind altering and consciousness expansion capabilities, then you would want to listen in on this one. In this episode we talk about LSD and Magic Mushrooms; what the differences are; why Psychedelics is your best self-help book, how to upgrade your consciousness; facing the Grim Reaper (Death), and much, much more.

 

ADAM'S INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/a2zedhealth

ADAM'S FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/A2ZedHealth-256103747776756

ADAM'S WEBSITE: https://a2zedhealth.com.au

BENEFICIAL CHEMISTRY: https://a2zedhealth.com.au/resources/documentaries/beneficial-chemistry/

 

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Hello, and a very warm welcome to The Effortless Man Podcast. If you're reading this right now, I'm super grateful for you as this means that I've (somewhat) gotten my message out there.

In this very first episode (Episode 0), I briefly introduce who I am; what The Effortless Man Podcast is about; release schedule for the podcast episodes; and finally, a tidbit at the end of the episode (and every episode for that matter) that you can take away and implement into your life right away.

 

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