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George DiGianni Health and Wellness

Former trainer to Dennis Rodman, Mark Cuban and Michael Dell, George DiGianni is no ordinary fitness professional. George founded 21 Day Body Makeover (www.21DayBodyMakeover.com) and Genetic Direction (www.GeneticDirection.com), a leading provider of genetics-based personal health management programs. Both companies currently operate to help customers with unique goals. With over 25 years of experience as a leader in the health and wellness industry, George DiGianni is passionate about helping others transform their lives and achieve profound positive change through personal and professional development. Author, talk show host, and behavior modification and wellness coach, George is a widely sought after speaker who empowers international audiences to redefine who they are and what they can accomplish.
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Former trainer to Dennis Rodman, Mark Cuban, Michael Dell and several other high profile people, George DiGianni is no ordinary fitness and wellness professional.

With over 27 years of experience as a leader in the health and wellness industry, George DiGianni's hands-on and well researched experience delivers much passion on his radio show (Train Station Fitness) www.theticket.com and during public speaking.

Many years ago George identified his life's mission to positively and profoundly help others transform their lives and achieve the change they seek. He developed and honed his message and techniques through his own personal and professional development as well as the many tools he acquired at Harvard Business school.

Author, talk show host, and behavior modification and wellness coach, George is a widely sought after speaker who empowers international audiences to identify and redefine who they are and what they can accomplish. Arming people with the tools necessary to create a new norm for themselves, he runs motivational, interactive training seminars for audiences spanning from corporate executives to entrepreneurs and people who wish to venture out on their own. George’s authentic, honest, direct manner is refreshing and infectious motivating thousands of people to take action.

Each episode I challenges guests or provide an introspective look at our behaviors that lead to the results we may or may not desire.

In 2005 George founded 21 Day Body Makeover (www.21DayBodyMakeover.com) and in 2015 Genetic Direction (www.GeneticDirection.com), a leading provider of genetics-based personal health management programs. Both companies currently operate to help customers achieve their goals. Genetic Direction has a personalized component unique to the customer.

Giving new meaning to a busy schedule, in addition to hosting the Train Station Fitness Show, he's been on-air with NBC, TXCN, CH 8, Fox Sports Southwest, and WB33, and has made appearances on such shows as Good Day Dallas, CH 4 Morning Show, Texas Accents and Health Connection.

He penned articles for Dr. Drew, Women's Health and Fitness Magazine, and CBS Health Watch and authored four books and a best-selling author, Three Minutes to a Strong Mind and a Fit Body was #11 on Amazon.com’s Best Seller List.

To be published in 2018, George’s latest book, Potentially YOU, challenges readers and provides the tools to identify break through self-imposed limitations and realize new possibilities.

George holds an advanced certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, advanced training in bio-mechanics, and an advanced personal training and nutrition certification from the Institute of Aerobic Research.

Always striving to finesse his business acumen and leadership abilities, George graduated from Harvard Business School Owner President Management

To work one-one-one with George or bring him to your next speaking engagement, event or seminar: George@GeneticDirection.com.

To learn more about Genetic Direction’s programs, including GxSlim-the weight loss program tailored to your DNA and GxRenew–an innovative healthy aging program that utilizes your genetic profile to provide nutrient, food, activity and lifestyle recommendations to keep you looking and feeling young longer– visit www.GeneticDirection.com.

Dec 17, 2017

In this episode we talk about:

Purdue Pharma pled guilty to criminal consumer fraud in 2007 for lying about the addiction risk of their opioid medications and paid a fine of over $600 million but no one went to jail.

  • Doctors receive, on average, less than two hours of education on pain in medical school
  • 40% of visits to primary care physicians are for pain
  • Americans spend over $34 billion annually out of pocket for alternative medicine because they want safe, effective care and health insurers rarely pay

Doctors, fearful of prosecution for over prescribing are not prescribing pain meds anymore. Millions of people are addicted to opioids, hundreds of thousands dead.  Now they're being abruptly cut off and offered nothing to replace it.  

 

 

Dec 9, 2017

We're about to complete yet another year of failed attempts to lose fat or be as fit as you'd like. 

A real eye-opener is when you realize it may not all be your fault. 

 

Medication, stress, poor diet, toxic less than optimal working organs, are all reasons it's difficult for people to lose fat and feel good while having the energy to exercise. 

 

In this episode Dr. Rudman and I discuss how receiving a shot helps with fat loss.

What's in this syringe that can make you lose fat?

Is it safe? Are there studies backing it?

 

And why the Ketogenic diet doesn’t work for everyone. 

The new YOU going into a New Year

 

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Dec 4, 2017

Have you heard of Resistant Starch

Most starches are broken down into sugar, however, Resistant Starch resists digestion and increases the amount of fat we use for energy, better insulin sensitivity, improves digestion and strengthens immunity. However, does this fly into the face of science of info we are suppose to follow to lose fat? 

We'll discuss more about that point later in the show.

  • What is starch?
  • What foods contain starch?
  • When we see "carbs" listed on a food label is starch a part of (or all of) that?
  • Why might starch be a problem for weight loss?
  • What happens when we fry starch (fries)?
  • What is Resistant Starch?
  • Which foods contain it?
  • What does Resistant Starch do for digestion and what are the other health benefits?
 
Third segment: Resistant Starch (RS) and weight loss
  • Hot vs cold starch- how does this effect resistant starch? If we let machines and ovens do the digestion for us, we are left with highly digestible starches. Not good for glucose control, staying lean, or intestinal health.
  • What foods high in RS might be helpful for weight loss?
  • Why does RS help weight loss?
  • For those in extreme need for weight loss, what is an extreme diet high in RS that could be helpful
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Nov 18, 2017

You’ve heard of lactose intolerance, but have you heard of histamine intolerance? A misdiagnosis could inflame the real problem.

If you are experiencing Hypertension
, Dizziness, Headaches, 
Irregular sleeping pattern
,Arrhythmia (accelerated heart rate), Anxiety

Nausea and vomiting, Flushing, Abdominal cramps
, Hives, Fatigue, Watery eyes, you could be dealing with a histamine intolerance: 

My guest Sherry Torkos, B.Sc.Phm., R.Ph., is a pharmacist, author, who graduated with honors from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992. Since that time she has been practicing holistic pharmacy in the Niagara region of Ontario.

Torkos has won several national pharmacy awards for providing excellence in patient care.

Your body’s inability to breakdown the over can lead to chronic health conditions, that could be lifelong issues.”

Here are some questions I address with Sherry:

Food Allergy or Intolerance? 

How can we identify the difference between the two?

What causes A histamine intolerance

How can we identify the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?

What is histamine intolerance?


If you have a histamine intolerance, what foods and drugs should you AVOID? 
Which should you have?

If you have a histamine intolerance, what supplements should you ADD to your diet? 


Who is most at risk of having a histamine intolerance? Is there a test to diagnose a histamine intolerance? 


 

How can stress during the holiday season influence a histamine intolerance?

Find out which histamine-rich foods should be avoided. 

 

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Nov 12, 2017

Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplements Appear to Cause Cancer in Men the National Institutes of Health notes, “Vitamin B12 supplementation appears to have no beneficial effect on performance in the absence of a nutritional deficit.” 

​In this episode we discuss the importance o how to look at a study and what makes it credible.

These publications ​are misguiding people as usual.

W​hat's missing from this study? 

Should we put all focus on every study published?

Have you ever wondered why a product or protocol is touted as good for us one year, and the next it's the worst thing imaginable?
 
Let's become advocates for our own health and bring what we researched to specialists for their input.

Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers reported that taking vitamin B6 and B12 supplements in high doses (like those sold in many stores) appears to triple or almost quadruple some people’s risk of lung cancer. Key words here, (like those sold in many stores)

In 2009, the researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association that taking high doses of vitamin B12 along with folic acid (technically vitamin B9) was associated with greater risk of cancer and all-cause mortality. 

​Folic acid is not made in nature. Folate is. ​
 

B vitamins contribute enzymes and coenzymes to a metabolic pathway that breaks down folate in order to make the bases that comprise DNA. The pathway also regulates the expression of genes (by creating methyl groups that can essentially turn genes on and off). When we have too little of these B vitamins, this pathway can go wrong, leading to problems like incorporation of the wrong types of bases into DNA, which can cause breaks in the strands, and, in theory, lead to cancer.

Nov 4, 2017

Science showing being over fat may not be your fault minus poor choices. 

 
Dr Tim Church Said, "your body has more microbes than human cells."

The human body is teeming with microbes. A number that gets bandied about is that there are 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells inside you. 

You are born bacteria-free

People are born without bacteria, and acquire them in the first few years of life. Babies get their first dose of microbes as they're passing through their mother's birth canal.

Bacteria can be good and bad for you

You're probably aware that while some germs can make you sick, others are important for keeping you healthy and fending off infections. Sometimes, the same bacteria can do both.

 

PROBIOTICS

The recognition that bacteria can be good for you has spawned something of a craze in probiotic supplements, consisting of live microbes purported to bestow health benefits. Many people take them after a course of antibiotics. But do they actually work?

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Oct 29, 2017

In this episode, Dr Webster and I dispel myths to keep you safe and on track to your health goals.

Here is just a few snippets we will address. 

1. Fact or fiction?

Being vegan doesn’t prevent heart disease

 

2.Fact or fiction?

ALA helps remove fat from your liver and regulates glucose homeostasis

 

3. Fact or fiction?

It's best to eat a banana or pineapple before bed to sleep better

 

4. Fact or fiction?

A keen sense of smell can make you fat. 

 

We need to know the best and most accurate health information coming into the holiday season. 

 

To have the best chance for success we will dispel the latest news in magazines and mainstream media

Oct 22, 2017

Dr Webster and I will discuss a topic often overlooked that is rarely included in a multi vitamin and never discussed on my show.

It's mostly known for its blood clotting properties. People on blood thinners Coumadin or warfarin are told to avoid this essential vitamin.

Being low or deficient on this vitamin can potentially lead to heath issues, lead to thickening of the heart in adolescents which could lead to heart problems later in life. Especially in those who take vitamin D.

Other properties include: immune function, bone building, regulates cell growth, cardio protection.

What is this elusive nutrient? Which food is it in?

Oct 15, 2017

2009 report by the state comptroller estimated that obesity cost Texas businesses $9.5 billion that year and warned that the problem was getting worse.

Well-Being Index Gallup survey – 35 percent of Fort Worth residents have a body mass index of at least 30 

30% of the Fort Worth population is overweight.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price isn't having any of that. 

How much do parents play a role? how influential are children when it comes to eating healthy?

She has an affinity for being healthy and injecting this focus into the community as well as her staff.

FitWorth | http://fitworth.org/

She also discusses the Blue Zone Project Fort Worth | https://fortworth.bluezonesproject.com/

 

Side note: my new book Potentially You has been released on Kindle. 

Bringing twenty-seven years of entrepreneurship as a trainer and behavioral modification consultant and coach. I share stories from my past bring and awareness to impediments preventing us from having the success we desire. 

If you truly want to stop sabotaging goals and success, begin with my book and visit 

www.PotentiallyYou.net

Oct 7, 2017
We will look at the most common reason people visit a doctor
 
Who pays? 
 
How can you decrease your bills by choosing the right doctor for your concern?
 

Dr Webster discusses the rise in healthcare cost since 1970

Some factors driving this increase?

The second and third most likely reason to visit a doctors office are joint pain and spinal disorders. why are people seeking an MD instead of a chiropractor?

Is chiropractic better at caring for certain conditions than is an MD?

What about costs?  

Is chiropractic cost effective?  And what does that mean to be cost effective rather than simply effective?

Sep 30, 2017

Free range & organic chicken only require a small space to roam on the side of a fenced in barn.

Their food is inside the barn with 100,000 birds walking in each other's feces and they rarely move more than a few feet. 
Chicken and turkey, no matter how you raise them, have to eat grain. 

They cannot get enough nutrition from grass & bugs to ever achieve growth or meat quality necessary to get to the grocery store.
Poultry expert putting his neck on the line exposing the truth

Roger Renfro, (name changed to protect his identity) has 2 degrees in animal science, he’s a Professional Animal Welfare Auditor, certified to perform inspections for Humane Farm Animal Care across the U.S. and Canada, and working on a dissertation in microbiology.  

He focuses on feed & vaccines to poultry companies and has published papers on microbiology & animal welfare in peer reviewed scientific journals, and has researched extensively on Salmonella.

His doctoral research involves sampling and analyzing live poultry for Salmonella & antibiotic resistance from the hatchery to the farm all the way to the processing plant & grocery store.

Roger is blowing the whistle, you don't want to miss this. 

Side note my new book Potentially You has been released on Kindle.

I share stories from my past as a trainer to powerful high net worth people, and from clients of my behavioral modification consulting and coaching program. I bring awareness to impediments that prevent us from having the success we desire, or heal from a past trauma. If you truly want to stop sabotaging goals and success, begin with my book and visit 

www.PotentiallyYou.net

Sep 24, 2017

Dr Brian Rudman

www.formulawellnesscenter.com

IV nutrient therapy can heal the body much faster than taking pills.

Myers Cocktail, developed 30 years ago by Dr. John Myers can be a catalyst to help people recover from migraines, hangovers, fibromyalgia, depression allergies, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, crohn’s disease cardiovascular diseases, parkinson’s and more.

How? Sounds like quackery

Dr, Rudman will discuss history IV nutrients John Myers, MD

Why IV nutrients vs oral?

Sep 16, 2017

The documentary, What The Health attempts to dismantle all benefits of meat products using their idealistic perspective for us all to become vegan.

These producers and interviewer had the opportunity to present the truth and expose the foundations that are supposedly helping people who are in desperate need in their health.

Here are a couple of things to consider:


First, anybody can say anything they want about anything or anyone. 
 
Second, people are easily influenced and more inclined to believe an accusation or what they hear that justify's  their opinion because it supports their story. Then they become angry and lash out at others who don't align with their ideals and opinions.
 
While there are some disturbing truths in What The Health, their claims about eggs being dangerous and diabetes being caused by meat, not sugar is ludicrous. They even promoted a doctor who used sugar and carbs to heal people many years ago.

Dr Webster, Dr Rudman and myself will shoot holes in this documentary with facts using unbiased studies, experience and that new way of thinking called "logic."

I postulate that people can still have cancer while eating the most healthy diet and that systemic inflammation is connected to most disease, therefore mental, emotional stress, even being worried about having cancer can bring on cancer or other diseases.

Why do some of people who become vegan feel great and have amazing blood work and their spouse who may have followed the same vegan eating protocol, feel so bad and gain weight?

The moral of the story? Results don’t lie!!!! If something you're doing is proven to work, keep doing it.

We are all different in how we live our lives and genetic make-up. We need focused individual attention.

Sep 10, 2017

Dr, Rudman MD Formula Wellness 

60% of hair loss sufferers would rather have more hair than money or friends.

Almost half (47%)  of hair loss sufferers would spend their life savings to regain a full head of hair.

Hair loss can be sign of something bigger- side effects of medications, too much testosterone (or DHT), autoimmune disease, low thyroid, high thyroid, severe vitamin deficiency.  (not to mention stress, anxiety both of which can cause full blown baldness)

Hair takes months to grow - like fingernails its good look back at overall health and nutrition - with additional things that affect it negatively.

Dr Rudman will also discuss the different theories about the causes of hair loss and the problems/benefits of medications, topicals, injections, and surgical procedures available to treat hair loss

What is stem cell/microionized fat injections (ALMI procedure) and can it replace a hair transplant?

www.FormulaWellnessCenter.com

 

Aug 28, 2017

Maynon Ballow and Dr Webster share the number one reason why people have trouble losing weight even if they exercise and eat well.

We'll also discuss 5 ways to boost testosterone naturally

1 How does gastric health contribute to obesity and weight loss resistance?

Is there a proven link between GI health, inflammation, obesity and disease such as Diabetes?

To replace those lost nutrients and aid in your weight loss efforts I am giving $50 off of our micronutrient test https://21daybodymakeover.com/testing/

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Aug 19, 2017

Is your doctor testing for sickness/medical diseases or how to keep you well?

Are you aging faster than you should?

Are you increasing your cancer risk

What are you doing that may be lowering your testosterone

How would you know the answer to these questions without a thorough medial assessment?

What is a thorough medical assessment and why are most doctors not performing these in their offices?

Dr. Brian Rudman MD from Formula Wellness  board certified Anesthesiologist since 1997 and taken his 20 years experience with the medical and surgical problems that patients face into a new role that focuses on preventing illness and preserving wellness.  

He says, there is a missing piece - treating and preserving wellness is something that we as a medical community can be doing better, especially as the outside environmental threats continue to make it more difficult to stay "Well".

Website:  www.formulawellnesscenter.com

Dr Rudman's test can even show whether you're predominantly a carb burner vs fat burner

We'll also discuss the connection between disease such as cancer and heart disease and mitochondrial function 

Aug 12, 2017

Employers spend a lot of money training employees which can cost much more money to the employer if the employee leaves within 6 months

Employees are not aware of what their employee is thinking and how satisfied they are with their job and culture. 

 

Tracy Timm  www.tracytimm.com is a Yale grad in behavioral psychology and a human capital advisor for dallas’s fastest growing companies. She's a coach for executives and young professionals and been an entrepreneur and business owner since 2014

She's promoting her one-on-one coaching and The Nth Degree Academy online course that launches in December (11th)

 

Tracy said, "Employees who scored low on “life satisfaction” stayed home from work 1.25 more days per month than those with higher scores, adding up to about 15 additional days off per year." 

  Depression and obesity are the top two chronic health conditions driving health-related costs for employers. 

87 % of employers are committed to workplace wellness and 73 % offer a wellness program

And a survey showed more than 60 % of employers said workplace wellness programs reduced their organizations’ healthcare costs.

 

        Tracy said, "workforces focus on the WRONG thing to fix dissatisfaction at work." Wellbeing starts with our need to belong and derive satisfaction from our work. 

 

If we hate what we do, but we spend all of our energy pretending to like or just getting through the day, then we have very little left to give to the people in our lives who really need us

 

By being honest with ourselves and honest with the people around us that we want more and are made for more, we live more authentic and meaningful lives.

 

Aug 5, 2017

Coach Scott Nady offers hope against insurmountable odds as a parent, coach and career professional, sure to motivate you to succeed in your desired goals

 

How would your significant other react if you told them you wanted to take a 90% pay cut to follow your passion and coach HS football?

How did an unwanted diagnosis of his child impact him to change course and defy all odds?

Scott has a remarkable story sure to tug on your heart, kick you in the pants, and hopefully help you to persevere more easily through your own challenges with a new perspective when comparing your fat loss, over-all health, relationship and career challenges with his.

Scott offers comfort for parents who may be feeling hopeless or helpless, and people in search of following their passion.

www.coachnady.com 

 

Jul 29, 2017
Listen to Dr Webster and I discuss the validity of this approach and decide if you need to make an adjustment in your diet to begin achieve the results you seek.
Jul 22, 2017

Micronutrient status is just one but critical piece of your health. 

Extensive scientific and clinical studies spanning over 50 years have repeatedly demonstrated that vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant deficiencies can adversely affect health, from acute infections to chronic disease at any age.

Common nutrient deficiencies are due to use of medication, stress/worry, poor eating habits, lack of exercise, too much exercise and disease

 

Jul 16, 2017
  1. MILLIONS of Americans are using opioids and 2 million are addicted.
  2. 33,000 died from overdoses in 2015 alone!
  3. FDA is wondering it might help if prescribing doctors had some training in opioids

My guest Pharmacist Ed Ponzini

Graduated Pharmacy school in 1988 from Mass college of Pharmacy, Boston, Mass.

He worked at Children's Hospital in Boston for 6 years

Born and raised in Pharmacy, his father was a pharmacist and owner of a pharmacy in Newark NJ

Ed has been a practicing pharmacist for 30 years and he’s a partner in two pharmacies.

He has a lot of experience in opioid abuse and works closely with his community Narcotics police dept.

 

Jun 25, 2017
We decided to have a show that makes you the topic. 
We have no prepared topic because the topic is you and your questions and concerns.
We asked for questions on Facebook and live on air. 
 
Below are some of the questions written in, so make to sure listen to us dive in with science backed info on your health.
 

1. I really need to lose some weight. Type two diabetic that likes to eat, but I am using portion control. 

Will walking 2 to 3 miles 3 to 4 nights a week do any good to lower my A1C?
 
2. What is your take on the Ketogenic way of life?
 
3. The AHA and others keep flip flopping on fats and oils. Fake news and click bait everywhere. What's your final answer with studies that actually had peer review as it pertains to coconut oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, butter, ghee, etc. VS. the heart, liver, cholesterol, insulin response and trigs?
 
4. I am actually interested in detoxifying. I am not vegetarian by far although I do wish I could maintain healthy weight on a veggie diet. I was recently feeling very sluggish and run down and converted to soy milk and fasted for about 4 days where I had 2 tablespoons of dry quinoa in morning with coffee that was sweetened for breakfast, about the same for lunch minus coffee add a glass of soy milk, and for dinner I had nothing for two days except soy and the 3rd and fourth day a salad. I also had two to 3 oz of Apple cider vinegar... Mothers unfiltered organic made by Braggs. The fifth day I felt pretty darned good and have considered trying this every month. I would like to get your take on this.
Jun 19, 2017

My guest Tracy Timm, is a Yale graduate with a behavioral psych degree.

She’s a human capital advisor for Dallas’s fastest growing companies and a career coach for executives and young professionals.

Tracy said, we spend more hours every week working than doing anything else. Our mindset around work effects our ability to perform in every other area of our lives. 

If we hate what we do, but we spend all of our energy pretending to like or just getting through the day, then we have very little left to give to the people in our 

lives who really need us

By being honest with ourselves and honest with the people around us that we want more and are made for more, we live more authentic and meaningful lives and

 build up stores of energy that can sustain us through the hard times but also allow us to be the best version of ourselves

Tracy provides one on one coaching to guide you in the direction you want to go helping you create a detailed plan

 www.tracytimm.com

 

Jun 14, 2017

Dr Webster and I discuss gut bacteria being linked to type 2 diabetes and sugar cravings 

We will discuss the cause vs effect of poor gut bacteria balance. 

Does poor gut bacteria balance cause diabetes? Or does diabetes causing poor gut bacteria balance?

Are you aware of the benefits of pro-biotics and proper use of antibiotics?

Have you heard of the profound benefits of Berberine
This supplement has sugar balancing properties which could be due to the fact that it positively impacts gut bacteria.
Jun 3, 2017

My guest was Dr. Ken Redcross, MD, board-certified internal medicine, who has been featured on TV shows such as “The Doctors,“The Insider” and E! Entertainment Television.

Website: www.drredcross.com

Americans are trying to fit everything they can into their schedule, and when it comes time to for exercise some people believe a weekend warrior mentality is better than nothing. We will examine the latest study on weekend warriors benefit and increase risk 

Only 1 in 3 adults get the CDC’s recommended amount of exercise each week, A recent study from JAMA finds weekend warrior exercises might still reap health benefits similar to a more ideal daily exercise schedule.

The second part of the show we will discuss the Price of Pain while using Pain Meds. The dangers non benefits of muscle soreness for people who take Advil or other NSAID's And are doctors responsible for the painkiller epidemic or is it the patient’s fault?

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