Dr. Scott’s Storrie of Health and Natural Wellness: Part 2

Colby Pearce continues his conversation with Dr. Scott Storrie to dissect a myriad of elements that go into making a well-rounded athlete.

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Athlete stretching (Abigail Keenan/Unsplash.com)

In a continuation in our two-part series about wellness, Dr. Scott Storrie continues to dissect a myriad of elements that go into making a well-rounded athlete. Scott is a medical practitioner with over three decades of experience specializing in naturopathic endocrinology, utilizing diet, supplementation, balancing neurotransmitters, with the synergism of manual medicines, energetic & emotional healing arts.

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Episode Transcript

Dr. Scott Storrie  00:13

Welcome to the Cycling in Alignment podcast, an examination of cycling as a practice and dialogue about the integration of sport and right relationship to your life.

 

Colby Pearce  00:25

Greetings digitanots, seekers of wisdom and information, knowledge crafters of over standing. Today you have voyaged to the right place. You get to hear from Dr. Scott Storrie in part two of his podcast. Scott has so much knowledge to drop, we had to chunk it into two chapters.

 

Colby Pearce  00:53

Today he will expand on his practice as a lifelong student of health and a holistic health care practitioner. Scott’s been a part of my life and my health journey for over two decades.

 

Colby Pearce  01:06

One thing I’ll note is that in the last two weeks, between the recording of the first podcast and the second podcast, we had several wildfires in Colorado including the Calwood fire, which came quite close to Scott and his wife, Ian Sofia’s home. Fortunately, their house is fine. It remains intact, but they were ready to go. They were in pre-evacuation. So they had all their belongings packed up and ready to jump in the car, if needed. Fortunately, that didn’t end up happening. So in the beginning of the pod, Scott’s talking about unpacking his stuff and moving back into his home. That’s what he’s referring to.

 

Colby Pearce  01:48

A brief moment of silence for all the people who did lose their homes in the recent Colorado and California wildfires, which seemed to always be breaking new records, in terms of acreage, and toll, both on human life and on people’s livelihoods.

 

Colby Pearce  02:16

Without further delay, we will now begin chapter two of Scott’s podcast. As always reach out with comments and questions. I hope you enjoy.

 

Lifestyle changes Dr. Scott Storrie and Colby Pearce have made recently to improve diet and stress effects on the body

Colby Pearce  02:31

Welcome back listeners. We are here again with Dr. Scott Storrie we had so much to talk about in our first episode. We’re in new territory here – Scott gets the wonderful honor of being my first guest with a two parter.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  02:43

Yes!

 

Colby Pearce  02:43

Congrats.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  02:44

Thank you.

 

Colby Pearce  02:45

Yeah, so many cool things to share.

 

Colby Pearce  02:49

But since Scott and I spoke, which was a few weeks ago, we’re separating these episodes out to give ourselves time to do all the things: we’ve attended our GPS, global postural stretching course, that’s Scott and I both attended. It was online, so we didn’t attend it together technically. And also Nikki Costello, one of my earlier podcast, guests, who is the yoga instructor attended that class with us as well. So we’ve been comparing notes and talking about how to do all the things that’s been great. Well, let’s dig in. Where did we leave off Scott?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  03:20

Well, we discussed many different things. And then we were going to start off with hypercoagulation…

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  03:26

But I heard this really great podcast by Colby and Dr. Storrie and we listened to it last Friday when we were moving back in. So we’re moving back in, putting order in our world, and it was so exciting. And then I listened to Dr. Storrie talk about fruit makes fat, flour makes fat, sugar makes fat fat, but I added a new one: stress makes fat. So I’m listening to that.

 

Colby Pearce  03:47

And you realized a new line.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  03:48

Yeah, a new line. We invented a whole new song. And I realized that fruit juice served a purpose for me a year ago, when I got so sick and I had a pneumonia and a sinus infection and I lost hearing, speaking and swallowing and also digesting my food. Very serious, lost 20 pounds in four days. So I added apple juice back in because I needed some calories. And so I could get my 20 pounds back. But then it went 20 pounds plus just a little bit but it tastes so good. And it smells so good and so enjoyable. It was part of my new ritual. Well remember that it takes 30 days to make a new habit. Well, I know my song. And fruit juice is even worse than eating fruit because it’s pure sugar. There’s no fiber. And so I decided okay, I’m going to take Dr. Storrie’s advice. So I gave up the apple juice. And so did Ian Sophia. And what happened? Well, let’s see. I lost an inch and a half in my waist in one week and I dropped four pounds. And so I actually approved my own song, it does work that way. So that’s what I changed. But I’m wondering with Colby and also Jana, what did you guys change since our last meeting on the 25th of September.

 

Colby Pearce  04:58

I don’t know if I’ve changed anything, but I would say I’ve focused on my practice. I’ve meditated every day, I’ve been eating well… Here’s a little change: I’ve recently – I heard another Paul Saladino podcast, he’s the carnivore guy, carnivore diet guy, and one of the really interesting discussions I’ve been following with him is the types of fats that he recommends and specifically the fats that are more oleic acid based versus stearic acid based. And he’s talking about how most fats contain more oleic acid, and oleic acid, his theory, is that it’s a signalor to put on weight. So if you look at a natural or tribal diet, in many parts of the world, most of the fats you would get in the late summer, fall, winter are oleic acid based, which the way he phrases it is that it’s a signaler for the body to put on a little bit of fat to prepare for winter.

 

Colby Pearce  05:48

And then you would find more stearic acid containing fats in the spring. And stearic acid does the opposite, it’s a fat that helps you shed weight, it’s a fat that does not, I’ll say promote the accumulation of visceral fat, right? So then the natural biohacker “always more is better” type of perspective is well only eat foods with stearic acid or increase your food content with stearic acid containing fats. That includes things like beef tallow, pork that is raised properly, that is on a natural diet of things that pigs eat, not corn and soy, right? Goat butter, grass fed cow butter, and cow butter. So I’ve been adding cow butter to my morning shot of espresso; I do a double shot most mornings, not every morning, that’s kind of my coffee threshold, if I have more than one usually doesn’t do me well, don’t need to fry my adrenals. But one serves me in the morning. So I do that. And I add the cow butter, helps blunt the caffeine response a little bit and also get that stearic acid in my system. So been playing with that a little bit.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  07:02

Interesting.

 

Colby Pearce  07:02

Yeah, be curious to see if that leans me out a little.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  07:05

Part of what we talked about when we talked about the diet, if you look at the cultures where people live to be 100, you know, Okinawa and Mediterranean diet, that they basically eat local food. And so they’ll have olive oil as their main oil because they eat a lot of olives, which are fermented food. And then you go to Japan and you get the miso soup or you get the tomari and they’re naturally fermented, but they eat fish and eat a ton of vegetables in Japan, they eat more seaweed, which is good for the thyroid, high trace minerals, good for the body. So if you look at these two cultures they’re community based. So they know their neighbors, they get exercise every day, and they just eat well, and they don’t eat a lot of processed food. So I think that where our culture’s steer wrong is that – basically, if you walk into a supermarket, if you stick to the vegetables and the protein and the good fats and fermented foods, that’s pretty much all you need

 

Colby Pearce  07:59

Kind of shop the circumference of the store, stay away from the middle where all the box stuff is.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  08:04

What I noticed since the lockdown for a week is that everybody who’s come in, I go to muscle test them, and all their muscles are weak. So we talked about this last time, when people get injured, when they’re doing their habitual exercise to the same amount they normally do in the pattern they normally do it, and they get injured. That’s because the brain and the body are quite communicating. We talked about Windows and Mac, there’s not a good interface, you can do the parallels, but really, it’s good to just get your body working again.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  08:31

So we laser the brain and then turn the muscles on. And then we go through and we check all the cranial nerves. And so the one consistently that’s blown out in everybody is the eyes – because too much computer time, too much time watching TV, while you’re stressed out, the eyes tend to go peripheral, instead of being able to accommodate and bring your eyes in so you can see really well. What happens is basically they go peripheral, and then it takes twice as much energy to look at your computer screen or to read the newspaper or to do anything visual. So we have to manipulate the eyes and work the muscles around the eyes and laser the brain where the optic information comes in. And then they’re so much more efficient. When they leave, they feel better, they’re more relaxed. Taking information in is much easier because when you get stressed out, it’s over stimulation. You know, we’re geared for a 24 hour day. But when stress comes in, one of the things that happens is the brain speeds up because of the adrenaline and then, usually for a woman, her day is 28 cycles. But if she gets really stressed out, it’ll shorten to 24 to 21 because the body has too much input and so it alters your circadian rhythm. So you lose –

 

Colby Pearce  09:40

You get off track with –

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  09:41

Yeah, with the moon cycle, the lunar cycle. So everybody came in, they were hyper coagulated in the lymphedema. So their body was very tense. The muscular tissue was very stiff, but they retained a lot of fluids. Everybody gained like two to five pounds of just lymphedema. So just by draining the lymph and doing some rock plating and integrating the global postural stretching that we did. So I’m actually positioning people in very different ways, so that I can get more of an effective fashion mobilization and help them have a better posture…

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  10:14

And so doing 90 stretches in three days, that was a trip, that was a lot. You know, the first morning I woke up, and I’m like, “Oh, my God,” I had to take a two hour Epsom salt bath because I was so sore. But then I paced myself a little bit better for the next few days. And when I was done, I felt longer. I felt leaner. My shoulders were back, my head was easily up over my where it’s supposed to be so I had great alignment with no effort. And so I realized that as it relates to the fashio of the body, when you’re under a lot of stress, and you start to armor, you get the hyper coagulation. So you get the thick blood, not flowing through the artery through the capillary and then you know, coming out through the venules, and all that. So you get all that extra fluid loss. And then when you have the wind like we had, and then the low pressure comes in, whenever there’s wind and low pressure, you’re always going to get lymphedema. So you’ll hear people say, my Fibromyalgia is worse, you know, my body’s achy and so many of my patients during this time off, they developed arthritis pain, and they had muscular pain and headaches, not just the sinus headache from the smoke, but actually, entire cranial inflammation. So I have to go through and manipulate the cranium and open up the fascia so that we can get the circulation happening again. And so when we were looking at the hyper coagulation, so endocrine – women have more hyper coagulation because they have more estrogen. But that’s another reason why people on the pill tend to have blood clots, headaches, muscle aches, you know, decreased efficiency of movement, because when we do the endocrine contest, there’s estrogen dominance, and then there’s testosterone dominance, and everybody has their own metabolic profile. And so if yours is estrogen dominance, then we want to do is shift your body to make a little more testosterone, because you get better circulation. And also, you don’t get the blood stagnation in body fat makes estrogen. So if you’re overweight, like two thirds of Americans, and of that one third are obese, you’re making so much estrogen. So men are developing breast cancer, at an alarming rate. And so are women because too much estrogen feeds the growth of breast cancer. They call it male breast, ductal carcinoma. And so basically, what happens is more and more men are getting breast cancer because of the obesity, because of estrogen. And then, you know, cortisol and testosterone that kicks into your stress response, so I had it, you know, had a cortisol spike, my pulse weight went up, my testosterone level went up, even though I do everything to balance out my hormones.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  12:37

Next to stress, diet. The standard American diet causes hyper-coagulation because it increases your blood viscosity. So if you’re eating wheat, and you’re having some sugar, and some cow dairy, and you’ve got leaky gut, and you’ve got all these allergens, the blood just gets thicker. It’s a natural response to that kind of stimulation. And then, you know, inflammation and infection.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  12:56

Big one too is dehydration makes the blood thick. So the JAMA came out last week, and they said that people who have intermittent claudication, so like they’re walking and then their legs start to cramp and spasm, because it’s a circulatory issue, that if they had them drink one and a half liters of water, they’re intermittent claudication went away. So it tells you that dehydration and hyper-coagulation literally cause the intermittent claudication. So you can actually, by diluting the blood and improving circulation, you can make that symptom go away.

 

Colby Pearce  13:28

And so, Paul, Chek has a somewhat universal recommendation he gives people for how much water to drink per day just to give people an idea. And his formula is half your weight in ounces of water per day.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  13:41

So that’s my minimum. Yeah, my optimum is two thirds.

 

Colby Pearce  13:45

I think that is his minimum as well. It sounds like you guys are in agreement on that.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  13:49

Yeah, very much so and you want pure water. So most water is contaminated. And they’re finding, especially in like New York State, you can’t check somebody’s lead level. If I want to do a blood test or a urine test to look for heavy metals, if you live in New York City, or New York State, they will not do it. And the reason is that a lot of these communities that have been around for several hundred years have lead pipes and have not taken the lead out. And also they had a lot of lead paint. And so like where the subways are and all that they would do lead paint, and then the paint flakes off. Yeah. And then you know, you breathe it, and somebody drives over it and then bring the dust and they aromatize everything. So if you live back east or in Flint, Michigan, and a variety of other places they’re finding lead is in the water.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  14:31

Also, Boulder removed chlorine from the water, they actually ozonatate it now. And the reason they did that is because there was 2100 gallons of chlorine, liquid chlorine, out there and it was built on like a bomb shelter. Because if that broke, the chlorine gas would kill everybody within about a two to five mile radius. So they had this evacuation reverse 911 plan, right? Well, if you use chlorine to kill bacteria in water and purify it, then what does that do to your microbiome? What does that do to your body? Chlorine and fluoride in the water that came about from nuclear enhancement of uranium. They had to use a lot of fluoride as a waste product. And so they took the fluoride and what are you going to do? You’re going to pay thousands of dollars per, you know, whatever it is to stick it in some kind of hazmat place, or what do you do? You sell it to communities to put fluoride in their water, right?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  15:22

And then bromine, is used in the new car smell, a lot of that is a potassium bromate. It’s a preservative that kills things. And they also put it in bread. It’s a preservative in a lot of breads that have long shelf life.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  15:22

If you look at Weston Price, who traveled the world, looking at indigenous cultures, there was no tooth decay prior to the induction of sugar and flour.  Once the modern food came in, you’ll see pictures of twins, one likes sugar and flour and one doesn’t, the twin that eats good, you know, no twisted teath, no removal of the wisdom teeth, but the sibling has a shorter jaw. And each generation it gets worse the sinuses collapse in the teeth twist and so you have a need for orthodonture. And so if we want to be proactive as a culture, we should just eliminate or minimize sugar. And also, you know, remove the glutinous, processed foods, and we could eliminate a lot of need for dental work because you know, it’s more palliative. And so our culture is not proactive. And a lot of dentists think that fluoride is good.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  16:23

And then there’s iodine, which we all need for a thyroid. Well, all four of those elements are in the periodic chart in one line. And so there’s a test to see how much iodine somebody has, but you can also also look at the bromide, the chlorine and the fluoride to look for competing elements because you may have enough iodine, but if your thyroids poisoned by fluoride and chlorine and bromine, then basically what’s gonna happen is you get this competition thing going.

 

Colby Pearce  16:46

You won’t absorb the iodine you’re getting.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  16:48

Yeah, so you need to like remove the halogens from the body. Because for the body stress and hyper coagulation, it doesn’t matter what the stress is, it could be emotional, it could be physical, and it can also be chemical. So the more toxic the body is, that’s another stressor that causes the hyper-coagulation.

 

Colby Pearce  17:06

Do you have to chelate to you to remove the fluoride and bromine from the body?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  17:12

So you can chelate, but you can also push the iodine and then remove the chlorine, remove the flourine and remove the bromine. So if you can remove the source, then you’ll stop poisoning yourself. And then you supplement the iodine and you kind of flush it out.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  17:27

Chelate means crab claw. And so chelation was done back in World War II due to lead poisoning from women and men working in munitions plants, because a lot of the missiles and what-not, had a lead bullet or a lead whatever. And so they would basically – there was a blood level test that if you’re beyond it, you couldn’t work anymore. So they figured if you got it, EDTA is the first chelator they came out with, and it’s for vinegar molecules side by side. And what it does is it encompasses the lead and encompasses the mercury, it encompasses the aluminum, and easily takes it out of the body without poisoning the kidney or the brain. Because one of the reasons it gets sequestered in the body, in your fascia, which we’ve discovered by doing our global postural stretching, when we open up our fascia, basically, Ian Sophie and I start detoxifing. And so it shows up, it’s skin lesions, digestive upset, you know, diarrhea, dark colored stool, bad breath, body odor. And so basically, it only showed up especially when we ran out of our cilantro pesto, which is a natural chelator and, it’s on my website and the diet part, and so we eat one or two tablespoons of it every day. And so we were locked down. So we ran out of it for three or four days, and bingo, you know, as long as you’re pulling the poisons out, the body is really cool with it. But if it’s used to mobilizing the poisons, then what happens is if you take the the support away the cilantro, then all these metals that you’ve been pulling out, they start to accumulate in the body in unhealthy levels. So then the body goes into stress mode, you’re gonna get hyper-coagulation, but also it just dysregulates your hormones.

 

Colby Pearce  19:02

So from a very big picture perspective, like our our conversation is quite technical, we’re getting into a lot of nuance and detail, which I definitely appreciate, but I just want to focus out for a moment: It sounds like on a really big level, all we’re saying is you got to sweep your doorstep, you have to clean the body constantly, right? And that means healthy breathing, healthy sweat…

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  19:24

Yep, abundant water

 

Colby Pearce  19:26

Abundant healthy water, and then sleep.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  19:29

Regular nutritious meals, eating as much of a natural food and the natural state as possible. And also, you know, it’s eating a wide variety of foods. And I also, that for me  includes ethnic food, so I eat Japanese food, Thai food, Vietnamese. Let’s see Mediterranean style, Southwestern foods so-

 

Colby Pearce  19:49

And you cook all that? You’re not going to a Thai restaurant?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  19:52

Actually I go to Aloy, you know, it’s really nice because they cook with rice bran oil, but for 50 cents more you can get coconut oil. So that means it’s really clean preparation, I digest it really well, they don’t use any MSG, you can ask them which dishes have sugar and try to minimize those dishes. We just tried to – basically everything that we talked about, there’s a lot of nuances like you said it also it’s really simple. I mean when we get to people’s grooming habits, this is big area of poison and house cleaning agent, big area poisons. And so if you make good choices on that side, then again, you’re sweeping your doorstep, you’re not bringing a lot of poisons in you’re wiping your shoes off before you come in the house.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  20:35

So, okay, you’re an athlete. So how does hyper coagulation and the compromising of your circulation? How does that impact your performance? Well, you’re going to get more lactic acid, because you’re not getting the oxygen and nutrients to the cells, the body is going to have to switch from burning fat with oxygen present to burning sugar, and that’s going to make lactic acid, and then you’re going to get less performance, you’re going to be sore afterwards. And then also going to shift your body pH and that acidic pH means more inflammation, which means your recovery time is going to increase, and also your ability to perform is going to decrease. Risk of injury goes up. Because if your oxygen levels down, and your body is stressed, you’re not going to be able to perform at your optimum level. And so you’re likely to tweak something or you’re going to try to push to your normal level of performance. But it’s kind of like driving around with emergency brake on and you pulled off a couple spark plugs, it’s going to take a lot more energy to get to where you’re going. And you’re gonna leave your tanks gonna run out of gas faster.

 

Colby Pearce  21:35

So if your tissues aren’t as oxygenated, you’re less likely to have a cleaner mechanical pattern during loads?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  21:41

Yeah, yeah.

 

Colby Pearce  21:42

So you get a little sloppy, so then you start to track medially, for example, put some more tension on that T band, you continue that pattern over time. And eventually you get patellar tracking syndromes as an example or lower back pain, pelvis starts to dump etc,

 

Blood content and viscosity effects on healthy living

Dr. Scott Storrie  21:55

Yes, that is correct. And so, again, water is the easiest thing. But then also, you know, like spices like ginger, and tumeric, they thin the blood. Let’s see, Japanese they eat natto stinky tofu cheese, that’s a blood thinner. And so not only does it thin the blood, but it digest clots and strokes. But there’s a Japanese and Chinese herbal medicine called lambro kinase, and it’s earthworm enzyme. And that actually, it’s 10 times more potent potent than the natto. But also it digests the clock that it doesn’t thin the blood. So depending on somebody’s INR, which what we talked about last time, though, the clotting factor, the blood viscosity, where one is normal for most Americans, and you want to be between like 1.6 and 2 – 2.5, basically, you can achieve that by good fish oils, and vegetable based diet, and you know, your good olive oil or avocado oil, and you know, your goat butter and your tallows and all that. You can use those to nourish the body and also help the cell membranes not be so sticky.

 

Colby Pearce  22:56

And is the test we use to determine the blood viscosity, is that an easy to use tests? Can people order that somewhere online?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  23:02

Yeah, so basically, you do the INR, i/n ratio and that’s basically it’s a really easy test to do, any doctor can run and you could probably just stop by quest, and, you know, they’ll run tests for people just you know, off the street.

 

Colby Pearce  23:15

But there’s not a fingerprint version of that is there?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  23:17

No, you have to go to a quest lab or similar lab and get lab work. But also you can, there’s a blood test that I do, it’s a dry spot test, so you just take a couple drops of blood and stick it on this piece of paper and send it off to the lab, they do an essential fatty acid analysis. So you can look at your omega threes and your omega sixes. But you can also look at your stearic acid, your oleic acid, and so you, you get a breakdown of all the fats, and then they tell you foods you can eat to bring your fatty acid into balance, and they’ve done 10s of thousands of these tests.

 

Colby Pearce  23:47

Okay. And you need a doctor’s prescription for that test?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  23:50

Um, I think you can probably just Google, you know, blood spot analysis for essential fatty acid. And I think they actually just do tests for people off the street too. But it’d be nice to work with your physician and have he or she help monitor your case. But also it educates the doctor, or your practitioner, in how to do a better job of balancing your essential fatty acids.

 

Colby Pearce  24:12

Gives you some insight into the foods you are eating versus the ones maybe that could be optimized

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  24:16

Correct, Yeah.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  24:19

And also with hyper-coagulation, you’re not going to heal as quickly, so your recovery time goes up. And one easy way to treat this is to give blood every two months. So I recommend that all non menstruating men and women give blood and then for a woman who’s menstruating, itt’s basically you have to watch your iron level and your hematocrit because – when you go into give blood, they do a little test for your hematocrit and they want to see what your hemoglobin is because they want to see how much iron you have. And if you’re under a certain level, you can’t give blood.

 

Colby Pearce  24:50

Right. So this is a good point. I’ve heard Mercola talk about how basically iron is a growth factor, right? And so iron is something that’s a tricky. And I think it’s easy for endurance athletes to be misled about iron, particularly men. So women who are menstruating, obviously, they can be challenged to keep their iron level high enough because they’re losing blood every month normally. But men, we don’t lose blood unless we crash or donate it or get attacked by a tiger or something. So when you have iron in your system as a young growing man, that’s a good thing. Because iron is a growth factor. It helps you grow muscle, helps you grow bone, grow all the things that need to be grown. You and I are well past the age where we should be growing. So we have growth factors in our bodies, they might grow things that we don’t want to grow.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  25:34

It’s an oxidative stress and that oxidative stressor causes inflammation. And so when I hit about 53, all of a sudden, my iron shot up and my ferritin went up and I had hemochromatosis. Which is basically liver inflammation from too much iron. So I started giving blood; I used to give when I was young, you know, in college they would do blood drives, and then I just got out of the habit. And this is that thing like apple juice. If you just start getting in the habit of giving blood every two months, and you schedule your next appointment, you feel so much lighter afterwards. You know, I never exercise hard after I give blood till the next day. And I know that my endurance drops a little bit because I’ve lost some blood, and it’s a vital substance and oriental medicine is very important. But my body feels much better. So Ian Sofia, she’s not menstruating anymore, so she gives blood every two months. And we just make it a date. We just go and save a life and your life will be better.

 

Colby Pearce  26:25

Right. Right. So I think where athletes can get maybe a little cross wired on that is that, especially some younger athletes will at times, maybe their diets not optimized, and they go to the doctor and they do a blood test, they see their iron, their ferritin levels are really low, their ferritin or iron levels are super low. And then of course that compromises performance. So, your blood is one of the most critical aspects of your performance as an endurance athlete. But that shifts as you get older, right? And we really have to be careful that iron levels aren’t starting to accumulate in the body. So what age would you say it’s really critical for people to start monitoring tha?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  26:59

I think you actually want to do it when you’re younger so that you don’t get to the point where your iron load is excessive, and you have to deal with that. So I was really surprised, but I’m watching it in my older male patients, somewhere around you know, 40 to 55 is when they start to accumulate iron. Okay, and then that damages the brain, it damages the blood vessels, it damages everything.

 

Colby Pearce  27:21

Taxes the liver, yeah, yeah. Okay, great.

 

Epigentics, stretching, and external stressors relation to the fascia

Dr. Scott Storrie  27:27

So that pretty much covers the that portion, and then the fashion mobility and restrictions. What’s interesting is that epigenetically you are, if you look at your parents, and aunts and uncles and your cousins, and your grandparents, it’s kind of that’s your genetic flow. That’s your epigenetics. That’s what you inherited those your tendencies. Now, DNA is 99.9% space. So how it replicates is influenced by your psychological state. So if you meditate, you’ll get better DNA transcription, your body is going to be healthier. If you eat really well, and you work with your pH, your DNA will replicate itself better.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  28:03

But there’s certain people that are under methylated. And I’m one of them. And most people are, that you have to take the activated B vitamins to get the body to create the energy to detoxify for your brain and your nervous system to work well to balance out your hormones. And so that all starts in the womb. And so if you look at the nine months, I asked people, my intake form is 17 pages long, some people get so freaked out by looking at their life and their parents and their cleaning supplies, and all their systems, their cardiovascular, their genital urinary that all the systems. And so some people get it back. And they’re really excited. And some people wait until very last minute to get it to me because it’s traumatic for them to sit back and take a look at the big picture of how they got to where they are presenting to my office coming in for their visit. And then your birth experience. And then after that, you know, basically, if your parents are a little uptight and tense, you’re going to have a different facial pattern. If there’s a lot of emotional heaviness in your family, you’re gonna have a different postural facial pattern. So as we go in and we stretch out this fascia…

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  28:05

One things I loved about the global postural stretching, is you always engage the hands, you always engage the feet, you always lengthen the spine, you’re mostly looking down at your belly button because you want to stretch your dura. So I’ve been a two dimensional stretcher, that’s what I learned, just passively stretch your hamstring, passively do this and that. So this whole concept of active stretching, global active, it was mind boggling for me to actually be able to feel a vertebra, a vert small muscle in different parts of my body because I’ve never been able to isolate my movement to that specific fashion. And so, after our session last time, I decided that while maybe doing palango six days a week and one day with Nicki Costello doing eldow and myofascial stretching, maybe I should do palango three days a week, and alternate with global postural stretching. And so Ian Sophia and I have changed the movement pattern so we get the high intensity cardio three days a week, dog walking long distance three days a week, and then we do the GPS. And it is so exciting to go in and lengthen and open up different parts of the body because my brain is actually getting to know myself.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  29:14

So I didn’t come with an instruction manual. Nobody taught me how to like, be fully in my body because I can do the passive work, you know, and open up the fascia and turn the muscles on and turn the brain back on. But each person has to move back into their body. So I tried to give them some gentle GPS kind of stretches to do so that that part of their body that’s compromised, can actually get stronger, they can move in, and they’re reading the software of how their body works. And then they’re very excited.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  30:43

Everybody’s body tells a story. And so there’s the acute stressor of like the fire and the smoke and the evacuations in our community, just a lot of distress, you know, on the western slope, and then by Fort Collins too… We had the biggest fire ever in Grand Junction, and then that fire went out. And then we have the Cameron peak fire, which is now the largest one ever in Colorado. And then we have the one on the western slope, the Troublesome Creek, now this fire has the perfect name: Troublesome Creek, it’s a big trouble. And so that’s now the second biggest fire ever. So in the span of this one year, we’ve had the massive fires, ours was only like 10,000 acres, and the other one was 480, which sounds insignificant, unless you’re living right next door and you’re being evacuated.

 

Colby Pearce  31:26

So we just keep breaking new records, unfortunately.

 

Circling the dragon and how to be properly treat injuries or physical weaknesses

Dr. Scott Storrie  31:29

So, you know, as it relates to the fascia, I had a growth cut off my life. And it was benign. But it took three days to come back because it was some rare tissue growth that they’d never seen. So, my medical mind starts running with that, and that creates more stress. So when he took it out, I hear this “choo choo choo” And I said, “Are you separating my skin from the underlying fascia?” Beecause he was a plastic surgeon. I didn’t just go to a dermatologist and just have them whack it off. I actually went to somebody who artfully removed it. And he said, “Yes.” He was separating and then like, fascist, so it wouldn’t pucker. But when I got home, I noticed that it was on the outside of my left leg and my gallbladder Meridian, it pulled all the way down to my left, fourth and fifth toe, and it pulled all the way up into my low back on the left, so I had to work the fashion pathway, otherwise, I’d be left within restriction that would alter my gait pattern, and then would create an injury and additional trauma.

 

Colby Pearce  32:23

Paul would call this technique surrounding the dragon. You have an area of injury that’s acute, where, in your case, on that gallbladder meridian point and work above and below also to relieve the stress, right?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  32:33

Yeah. And so it’s funny, we use it, because in Chinese medicine, we call circle the dragon. So if you got a dysfunction, you can do marks around it, or you can do acupuncture around it to help energize the tissue and speed up the healing process. So if left untreated, this fascicle dysfunction, the take home is basically it’s going to decrease your efficiency of movement, it’s going to create an abnormal pattern, you’re going to get an injury somewhere. And it doesn’t have to be close to where the the dysfunction is because of the 360 sphere of fascia. Any injury somewhere can cause something somewhere else that doesn’t even look like it belongs there and jump here. Overall, he was my visceral manipulation instructor. He said, will you think it is just nuts to look elsewhere? So that’s why we look at the whole body and how to work with it.

 

Colby Pearce  33:24

It’s like pulling on the spiderweb. Or the other analogy that I’ve heard use, which also, Paul Chek uses is, you have a still swimming pool, you throw a pebble in one end, over a long enough timeline, every molecule water in the whole pool will eventually be influenced by that pebble being thrown. Right?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  33:41

Very true. Yeah. Good analogy.

 

Colby Pearce  33:43

Yeah, isn’t it?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  33:43

Yeah, I like that.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  33:46

So also, it decreases your ability to respond. Because, you know, again, it’s going to take more effort to accomplish whatever movement that you like to do. So if you think about it this way, by getting treated, getting integrated treatment and correct treatment, we’re going to improve your efficiency of movement, your ability to respond is getting better, we’re going to hook up those spark plug wires that we talked about that got pulled off, we’re going to release that emergency brake so we can efficiently move. And also the brain is going to get to know the body better, and also your circulation of fluids is going to improve. So you’re you’re going to have less hyper coagulation, you’re going to have better lymph drainage. So that just means more oxygen and nutrients to the tissue, your immune system which works through the lymphatics gets pumped with movement also. And so that’s why the breathing is so important because when you take that deep breath in, your diaphragm goes down, your blood pressure goes up and your lymph pressure goes up. And on the full, complete exhale through your nose, nice and deeply, that raises the diaphragm, your blood pressure drops and your lymph pressure drops. And so you actually suck the lymph and the blood back into the heart. Yeah.

 

Colby Pearce  34:52

And then using your mechanical pump.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  34:56

And like for you, doing a bike fit. Now it’s interesting because I really watch people and how they move. And I see how many people are not on a right size bike for themselves, both lengthwise and height wise and where their seat is related to their pedals and how they’re tracking and whatnot. And some people, their knees are too far in, some they’re too far out. And so this all creates stress in the fashio system. So by doing getting good shoes, by getting a bike fit, by doing global postural stretching and improving the efficiency of movement, and coming back to it, like a really good neutral, that is so important when you’re doing your movement. Cannot emphasize enough, get treated and have proper gear.

 

Colby Pearce  35:37

Yeah, I spent a lot of my time educating clients about what good neutral movement should look like, or does look like. Bike fitting in particular, it’s come a long way in the last decade, but I would say that it’s kind of gone through a phase of old school dogmatic thinking, there are actually fitters who would just sort of put riders on a bike and if they sat with this spine that was in flexion, you know, focused on one or two vertebra, or kind of craning over the entire vertebra, so you sat like a giant rainbow, the fitter would just say, well, that’s just how they sit on the bike. There was no coaching, there was no “Well, we can prove that, let’s educate the rider about how they are sitting on the bike, what muscles are active, what muscles are inactive, what muscles should they be using to support themselves on the bike versus what shouldn’t, etc.” And so fittings come a long way in that respect.

 

Colby Pearce  36:27

But also likewise, there are fitters who used to coach that they wanted the knees to track as medially as possible. So we’re basically, your vastus medialis, your inside quad muscle was basically grazing the top tube on every pedal stroke. In fact, just recently, I’ve had a couple riders come in, who have worn the paint off their top tubes, from the knees, striking the top tube on every pedal stroke, and they ride that way for years and years. And then they come to me for fit. And we talk about the implications of that; how the pelvis is going to dump and they probably don’t have very good core control and how the navicular is strapped in and got a lot of medial rotation or pronation to the entire lower leg, right? And you can make do with that, you can pedal a bike like that, but if you come to see me and you’ve been riding a bike for decades, ostensibly, you don’t really want to just pedal a bike, you want to do it as well as possible. So.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  36:36

What’s interesting, because you know, when you overpronate, that navicular drops down, your tibia turns internally. And then what that does is it stresses the medial collateral ligament, the medial meniscus, and so it puts an abnormal biomechanical pressure on that and then it creates basically a downward chain.

 

Colby Pearce  37:33

Yeah. And people wonder why cyclists are known for having tight IT bands, right? And TfL when they get on a massage table chronically. Well, if your femurs are internally rotated, guess what? It’s going to put a lot of attention on that exterior fashial line or lateral fashial line of the IT band.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  37:48

And you know, what’s interesting about that is that, you know, the quad and the hamstring, actually insert on IT band. And so if you have a dynamic tension in a muscular imbalance between the two, you’re already going to have IT band issues, even if you have proper alignment. And so that’s why it’s so important for cyclists and runners who do two dimensional activities, that they get that medial lateral movement in some other form of their cross training, so that they can have the strength and the flexibility and the endurance and stamina and be a well rounded person who enjoys a certain activity.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  38:20

So this is that creating the new normal that we talked about so when we ask our body to do things that it normally doesn’t do, so rotation, flexion extension, lateral flexion – you want to combine all three planes in different movements so that the brain and the proprioceptors in the skin and the superficial deep fascia, the muscle, the joints, all that can feed back to the brain in a different way. And you want it to basically – it becomes your new normal. And then from that, you know, with all that we’re talking about as it relates to the fashion, you want to hone your craft. So whenever you choose to do, do it, well. Whether, like I said, it’s planko or global postural stretching, bicycle riding, hiking, just be mindful, be present and also do the widest variety of activities that you enjoy because each one is going to do something special, different for your body and your kinesthetic balance, your strength, your joint proprioception, so you actually be a much healthier person and more well rounded.

 

Colby Pearce  38:20

Yes, agreed. Yeah, just the other day, I did a warm up with a couple of my athletes before we did a kettlebell strength session. And we did some warm up that is taken from a guy I’d been studying, his name is Mike Salamis. He specializes in kettlebell stuff. And he doesn’t worry about that really focuses on frontal plane movement. So that’s bending from side to side, which gets you out of this sagittal plane movement, or the two dimensional motion of cycling and running, which is all just flexion extension of the quads and hips, right? Or the knees and hips, I should say. And immediately, both athletes were like, wow, this feels weird. And that told me right away, okay, we need more of this, as Paul would say, if you can’t, you must. Meaning if you really are challenged by a particular activity that’s a sign you need it. I mean, we’re not talking about excessive weird activities, like jumping out of helicopters, necessarily. We’re talking about planes of movement. Simple motion, simple strengths of feet. Do a pull up. Can you do a push up? Arguably, you shoulbe be ablt to do more than one. Can you move in the frontal plane without it feeling weird?

 

Colby Pearce  39:21

It just takes a bit of understanding into the nature of the motion of the activity you’re doing, have a basic understanding of that, then you can offset it, right? Or complement it with other modes of exercise.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  40:29

That’s correct. So any questions about that at all? Because we’re going to get into some of the other questions you sent me.

 

Colby Pearce  40:35

Let’s do it.

 

Deodorant or antiperspirant?

Dr. Scott Storrie  40:36

Okay. Do I recommend deodorant or antiperspirant? That was a really good question because this is one of the issues I have when I on my 17 page questionnaire is that normally you want to sweat because it’s a detoxification, especially for the breast tissue. So if I put antiperspirant on and I’m not sweating, that’s going to retard the drainage of the brass. So you’re more likely to have breast inflammation, breast cysts and breast cancer. Mm hmm. Okay, so that’s the Annapurna I tell people, it’s kind of sewing your anus shut. Basically, you’re not allowing yourself to excrete these poisons, but also in nature. I mean, my dogs smell each other all the time. Hey, man, what’s happening? they bump into somebody on the road, and they’re like, Hey, how you doing? You’re doing pretty good or maybe not. So you want it you want to be able to I don’t use deodorant. So how am I doing today? I’m doing pretty good. I don’t have any body odor at all. Colby. How are you doing? I

 

Colby Pearce  41:26

don’t have that acrid stench. Yeah.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  41:29

I’m doing all right. Good. Awesome.

 

Colby Pearce  41:31

Yeah. So toxins are

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  41:33

exactly out in our environment. And so, you know, when I did the GPS, all of a sudden I had body odor, and that’s it wrung out my fascia. So all these poisons are circulating through my lymphatics and they show up in your armpit. They show up in your breath, they show up in your pee and yours in your stool. So any change in odor is giving you an indication what you’re doing and how well you’re doing with it. So, deodorant, you know, some people need it. And so there’s a crystal, basically, salt inhibits the growth of bacteria that allows you to sweat right? So for some people who don’t have really bad body odor that works well. And then there’s some other witch hazel blends that have like lavender essential oil in it. And so it’s like Fine, whatever you can use, but the best thing is do nothing at all because you secrete pheromones. So if if we give each other a hug back in the day, pre COVID and you know, your the smell of your skin, your body odor when you close to somebody, you get to know how they’re doing, and also how they’re feeling because you the essence you put out comes from your DGA hormone in your body makes pheromones and so that’s how we use to make you know, in things like that, right. I’ll be right back before you know deodorants in which you know, then it brings us to the next.

 

Colby Pearce  42:44

Well, you don’t want to camouflage your own natural pheromones with Axe body spray. I mean, why is that? Not a good idea?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  42:50

Exactly. That’s the big one. So when I was when I back in the day, about maybe 45 years ago, Brut 33 was out. So that was the deodorant and that toxic smelling aftershave. Oh, but the new one is, a lot of women even come in and they use Old Spice, because it reminds them of like their dad or their grandpa or a boyfriend or something they had. And so I tell people is whatever you put in your armpit, it’s like eating it. So if you don’t want to eat it, don’t

 

Colby Pearce  43:18

put it in your armpit. Or another way to think about it is if it don’t if you wouldn’t put it in your mouth. Don’t put it on your body. Right, exactly. Yeah.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  43:23

Because Because that that brings me the skin to our next conversation which is perfume, scented lotions and cologne. Oh, all right. So the average woman who uses more products than men will get absorbed five pounds of poisons every year. And that’s from Makeup that’s from body lotions, that’s from deodorant, feminine hygiene spray, you know, things like that. Yeah. And so one of my patients, she brought her mom in and the mom knew that I have a scent free office and there’s a reason for that because I don’t be inhaling all these toxins. So the mom comes in and she’s got rose cologne on and so I asked her I said are you just trying to cover up the decaying rotting stench of your body which is why you came in because you have serious health issues. Why? And she said that her grandma used to take rose petals, which are probably organic, and she would rub herself down with rose petals, which sounds lovely and ice rose petals are fine, especially if they’re mechanic I even eat them I put them on my jeep, my Zeke and they’re fantastic and they’re very nutritious because it’s on the other food and we like we like variety of spices and foods. But she’s using this this perfume will perfume as an aldehyde aldehydes are related to formaldehyde, their liver toxic and so if you want to increase your toxic burden, then you want to use like, I used to use chaps, you know, but the thing is, is that when you start using Cologne and perfume, you become desensitized to smell. So you start slapping more and more on just so that you can smell it. But then when you go somewhere, somebody knows you’re coming down the hall five minutes before you get there because there’s stench comes in ahead of you and now it’s in class. Yes. have tried to cover up my bad body. Oh, this is like old lady perfume syndrome,

 

Colby Pearce  45:03

right? Yeah, it is exactly can’t smell it. So they just go to three, four times the application. And then everybody’s eyes are watering. Exactly, yeah.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  45:12

And also, what it does is it decreases your sensitivity to other smells. And so this is also true with cleaning supplies. And so you know, people come in, and they’re using dove body soap, petroleum based, not the olive oil, soap. Some people soap their entire body up destroying their microbiome. And so I tell people, just the private parts of the armpits and the private parts, that’s all it gets the soap, everything else you want to leave with its natural Flora on you want, you want the bacteria from rubbing your dog and, you know, playing with your cat and being out in the dirt. You want that on your microbiome. And so you really want to be able to smell that and you want to keep your own, you know, bacterias into as possible. You know,

 

Colby Pearce  45:53

do you think that applies to even let’s say someone goes on a at hundred mile bike ride in the summer, and it’s really hot. And they’re sweating profusely for hours? Do you still think that kind of that same rule applies? Or should we go ahead and soak up on those days?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  46:05

I wouldn’t soak up on those days I’d stick to the arm. Yeah, yeah. Okay. Yeah. And the reason is, is basically, when you’re sweating that much, you know, you’re rehydrate. You need your trace minerals, and all that. Which brings me because I was going to ask you about this later, as it relates to cyclists, you’re doing an unsustainable activity. So you have to have carbohydrates on the ride. And a lot of people do these gooey, you know, liquid things that are basically pure sugar, and cavities and other dysfunction in the oral and also the whole body. Yeah, as it relates to your endocrine system. So you were telling me that there’s a rice ball that has a little Lumi, paste and pour, shoot, oh, they used us? And to me, that’s makes much more sense. It’s actually it’s a real food. Yeah. And so if you’re gonna push yourself that hard, and you need the extra carbohydrates, and a little bit of fat with it, that’s the way to go.

 

Colby Pearce  46:54

That’s lintian and I talk quite a bit about that. And lintian used to work at skratch Labs. And that’s Dr. Ellen limbs book, the scratch cookbook, and just got a lot of great recipes in there for rice balls you can use on the bike, a little bit of egg and yeah, yeah, tasty stuff in there a little bit more shoot. Oh, yeah, to me. I

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  47:08

mean, that just makes perfect sense.

 

Colby Pearce  47:09

My first choice again, it I mean, I sound like a broken record, but it always comes back to eat as much real food as possible. And I’ll say on that point that about two years ago, I went to the dentist, and they actually were a bit perplexed by my teeth. Because they said that I had some of the cleanest teeth I’d seen in a long time, like no residual plaque. No real hard stuff. You don’t have to go on with a metal scraper and scrape everything off and you feel the bits hitting you in the arms and stuff. said your teeth are really clean, but you’ve got actually quite a few microcavities what is going on with your mouth? And you know, how do you eat? I said, Well, I tell them how to eat off the bike pretty clean. Don’t eat a lot of sugar. Are you flossing regularly? Yes. Are you brushing? Yes. Brush every day, at least twice. What do you use? I use a Sonicare what kind of toothpaste. Dr. Bronner’s Okay, what kind of mouthwash to use, I use that dental herb mouthwash company, which has a essential oil blend in it, which is really powerful. We could put a link to that in the show notes. You can get it on Amazon now, which is great. It’s a one, it’s by far the best mouthwash I’ve ever found. And they were like, Huh, and I thought about it for a minute. And then I realized I’d done several long bike rides and events, the previous two summers and been drinking What do you do when you when you go on the bike, you drink a lot of different drinks in your body and your excuse me in your water bottle, and they’re powdered, and they’re sugar based. So you’re riding for five, six hours in summer sun and you’re just slow dripping sugar water the whole time. And that is a recipe for an acidic environment, your mouth This is going to eat away your enamel. So at that moment, I mean, I get there’s a tension here. If you’re competitive athlete, you’re racing hundred mile road race, you might accept that that’s your performance. angle, you’re gonna probably need a fair supply of sugar to meet the demands of that event. You’re a competitor. I did it for years. However, on the weekends, I would encourage you to investigate real food options. When you’re slamming gels and sugar water the whole time. You’re you’re inviting a recipe for a bunch of cavities and I I like my dentist, but I prefer to not buy him more BMWs and I also prefer not spend more time in a dental chair. Yeah, it’s just one of those activities I like less of in my lives personally. I agree. Yeah. So anyway, it was just interesting. I real I put all that together. I was like, Wow, I’ve been and that those two summers in particular had done quite a bit of summer riding in the heat and had been drinking a lot of typical sports drinks. Even it doesn’t matter if it’s air quotes, natural or not. It’s all shorter. Right.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  49:45

So that

 

Colby Pearce  49:46

same environment, the amount Well, it’s

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  49:47

like, you know, recharge by Knutson. Yeah, so basically, it’s mostly water with a little fruit juice. They put some electrolytes in it, but there’s no artificial flavor and artificial color. Mm hmm. And so when you’re looking at power aid or shark aid or Gatorade, you’re looking Basically, and also they don’t use sea salt they use toxic salt. So if you get I like flour of ocean like Celtic sea salt that you can just use the Celtic sea salt and it has all the trace minerals from the ocean and it’s not a waste product so Morton Salt is heated up to 2000 degrees it’s shortened to sodium chloride bond. They also take all the trace minerals out and sell it to other people. Right so what you’re buying is a waste product but the reason they tell people it’s nutritious is because it has iodine in it. And when you live between the Cascades in the Rockies and the Appalachian Mountains, this is goiter central there is no iodine in our food so we have to have the seaweed we have to have the trace minerals and so yeah, we need it

 

Colby Pearce  50:40

well same in Colorado right we’re a long way from the ocean Yeah, we our ancestors didn’t grow up that far from the ocean but now I live I love Colorado it’s an amazing state but there’s not a no beaches here. Yeah,

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  50:51

no, well, there is at the boulder as but if you ever want to how there’s never any E. coli alert till after they close the beach. And it’s at the end of the summer. And miraculously, the microbiome of the water has gone South because they’re just downstream from the boulder Valley Ranch with all the horses and the cattle. So all their feces and runs, you know, water runoff right

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  51:12

down reservoir Yeah.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  51:15

So you know, basically it gets back to everything should be sent free. So if I get my green cleaning products from like Whole Foods, or vitamin cottage or alpha office, and I go to the island, I’m looking at seventh generation and the boulder clean company, why not just get as much unscented, natural, non petroleum based cleaning agents as possible because you don’t eat Lysol and pie saw Pine Sol and Listerine, you know, as it relates to your mouth and your halitosis and all that. So if you make a better choice, then you’re not going to poison yourself because I’ll walk into somebody’s house and they use toxic cleaning supplies. And I don’t feel good, a little bit of brain fog, my eyes burn a little bit, my nose burns a little bit. But for this person, this is their everyday normal. So again, once people, you can take it to the hazmat place at eco center, you go cycle, and they actually have a place where you can drop off your toxic cleaning supplies because you’ve gone green, you don’t want to poison yourself and squeeze that last penny out of you know what you already bought that’s poisoning your body. And there are people who go there and shop. So as I’m putting stuff, you know, on the shelf, like old paint supplies and things like that, that I’m not using somebody who’s coming in and getting it for free, but also when they pick their clean supplies and their people go in and get the Lysol and they get the Pine Sol, and they get the cascade. One of our neighbors they were moving and they were going to have a meal for their son and their friend. And so they asked if they could borrow pot and pan and some plates and a mixing bowl. And I said sure so I gave it to him. When it came back. It had cascade smell, you know glue to the outside plus they didn’t have a water filter in their house. So all the heavy metals that were in our water that we removed because we have whole house aro system were glued to the plate and then I realized that for several years before we figured out that our water was bad, that whatever is in the water gets glued on everything. So it’s in every glass that you put your Eldorado water in just slowly biocatalysts. Exactly. Yeah.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  53:06

accumulates, Emil, yes. Yeah.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  53:09

Yeah. So you know, if you stop the exposure, and you go scent free, you can use essential oil. So like some people like lavender, because it makes people really calm. But I know this one woman she used sexual abuse survivor. And she put this essential blend on her body to help heal her body. It’s a blend of oils called sexual abuse survivor. Yeah, interesting. Yeah. And so you know, basically, she had some abuse in her past. So it made her feel good. But she’d go out and she’d be out in the world, and somebody would just go off on it for no reason. Because one person’s medicine is another person’s poison, right? And so if you’re running around with a certain vibration pheromone that you’re bringing out into the world, you’re going to get a response mostly positive, depending on what it is, or sometimes in this case, it was a very negative response from people in our community. Yeah.

 

Colby Pearce  53:53

Yeah, he might whip up the hornet’s nest a little bit.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  53:56

Yes, yes. So, you know, as it relates to the the diet, I really liked the Paleo diet, because it’s how we’ve all got here. We’ve been nomadic. We’re eating local, we’re eating and season. And the whole thing about the carnivore diet is back in the day, unless you’re an Eskimo and you’re in the Columbia River, where if salmon running up and you can literally just pick him out of the stream or you’re up in Alaska, you don’t get a lot of protein because everything has a Fang or a claw. And so either you’re trying to eat it, or someone’s trying to eat you. And so really, you know, vegetables are, you know, in season, the easiest way to get some calories, some fiber, you know, and, and what’s interesting is that most animals put weight on through this spring through the fall, and then they lose the weight in the wintertime. But we’re not that way because we have access to food 24 seven, you know, from all over the 365 Yeah. And so really, it’s you know, just look at it and so, the reason the food pyramid is the way it is it has to do with corporations and the government and the Department of Agriculture so nobody needs unless you’re a great athlete. six servings of Green today, right you know cereal, toast crackers, pasta, this and that. What we need is a lot of vegetables, you know, some good protein, good fats and a little bit of salt, a little bit of fruit, you know the low glycemic stuff and unless you’re an athlete and you’re working out, and you need a large volume of calories, and then we get to start adding in some a lot of fruit, and then we’re gonna add it on some, you know, non green vegetables, beans, root vegetables. Yeah,

 

Colby Pearce  55:26

yeah, Paul makes that distinguish just distinguishes and vegetable really easy. If it’s below ground, it’s a tuber or root vegetable is going to be a better source of carbohydrates. So something you want to surround your harder workouts with, right? Either before, during or after. If it’s above ground vegetable, it’s going to have higher nutrients. Ideally, if it’s organic, of course, and lower lower caloric content and less carbs. simple way to,

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  55:48

it’s interesting, you would bring the organic thing. So organic now has 10 times more nutrients than commercial. But also commercial has like 10 to 20 times more the pesticide residue and the toxins. And because there’s not a lot of nutrients there, it looks like broccoli, it looks like a carrot, but really it’s not. And so it’s empty calories. But I’d rather eat that than something else. You know, when I’m out and about in the world, and I’m traveling, whenever I leave the house, and I come back in it, it’s a four day seminar. So I’m gone for like five days, I walk through the door and he goes where Scott, like, could be back in a week, we need an intervention. Because I’ve put on like, I look like frickin Arnold Schwarzenegger, I put on 10 pounds, and I’m all swollen and gorge and Yes, yeah, I need that week off of intervention just to come back to myself.

 

Colby Pearce  56:33

The things we do to teach.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  56:35

Yes, yep, very true. Very true. So a cyclist, okay, what we’re looking at is repetitive trauma to the body. So what is the dynamic posture. So I’ve seen people who are in their 40s 50s and 60s who love to cycle but they look like Yoda. They’ve got that, you know, rounded shoulders, chest caved in head anterior posture, and they got low back pain. And so basically, we just work on, you know, bringing them back to their axial extension and give them the length that they need that that’s the easy part. The harder part is, for males, there’s increased possibility of prostate problems, testicular atrophy, and scar tissue in the base of the penis, which leads to erectile dysfunction. So usually you get benign prostatic hypertrophy, loss of testosterone production, partially due to the excessive cortisol in digesting the testicles themselves. But the trauma to the testes, and then erectile dysfunction because of the hyper coagulation. That’s blood circulation, and then also the circulation to the penis itself.

 

Colby Pearce  57:36

And so most of that you think, is because of literally mechanical restriction from sitting on the saddle.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  57:40

Yeah, and just pedaling because it creates a fulcrum. Yeah, and that fuqra creates just minor irritation over a long period of time. And that’s how you create scar tissue and alter the facial system, right. So that’s where all the pelvic opening exercises like yoga and GPS and all that you can literally go in and stretch it out. But you have to spend a lot of time. And I recommend that men ejaculate twice a week, just to have a healthy prostate, but especially if you’re prone to benign prostatic hypertrophy, which is a precursor to prostate cancer. Right? Right.

 

Colby Pearce  58:11

So Kelly started has an exercise he talks about opening the pelvic floor, he kind of describes it as he sort of describes the pelvic floor is roughly speaking, it’s like a diamond shape. And he talks about their different facial myofascial release devices you can use that you basically sit on, and he’s like, Look, it don’t do anything that hurts. Avoid all the holes, and you’ll be okay. Yeah, but pretty much you can learn to release your own pelvic floor by applying pressure to these devices, he’s got one on road fitness, I’ll put a link to this in the show notes. It’s called the supernova. It’s a ball that’s about the size of a grapefruit, it’s blue, and it’s got a texture on it that is specifically engineered to shear the fascia away from muscular connection. So you can kind of roll around on that, again, don’t do anything that’s painful, or if it really hurts, then go see someone don’t, the point is not to go to 10 on this and, you know, cause any problems. But and we’re talking men and women here. Yeah, just stay away from the holes and you’ll be alright. But you can kind of go around that boundary of that pelvic floor and release that muscle and start to feel get in touch with what your pelvic floor is. What are those muscles feel like when they’ve got some tension? What What does it feel like when I’m sitting on this device? I’ve got a activate my pelvic floor, do a keggle. Or if you’re a man, the cue is bring the boys home. Right? Yeah. And start to feel that a little bit that that’s an important part of keeping, reducing facial adhesions, keeping circulation and keeping those muscle active and healthy. Right. And for cyclists.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  59:37

That’s important because there’s your thoracic diaphragm, but your pelvic floor is like a bowl and it’s a it’s a circumference of a muscle that inserts upon itself and surrounds the three holes. You know, for a woman and two for a man. Because for the women, one for a chicken. Yeah.

 

Colby Pearce  59:52

The chickens only have one hole. It’s just a fact.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  59:54

I didn’t know that. I learned something new today.

 

Colby Pearce  59:56

Thank you. You’re welcome.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  59:57

So for the woman, the labor atrophy is a big issue, but also because the pelvic floor gets scarred and it gets tighter, it affects the three holes, so the urethra in the vagina and the rectum. So you can start to have scar tissue form. So it’s hard to urinate. You can’t have intercourse because you’ve basically scar the opening to the vagina. And also as it relates to the the rectum and the anus, you can get constipated and or develop hemorrhoids in both men and yeah,

 

Colby Pearce  1:00:26

and this is a this is obviously a central point of bike fitting, we got to deal with your three contact points, your handlebars, your hands, yep, your feet pedal foot pedal interface, and then your saddle on getting a saddle dialed and bike fit is absolutely crucial. Because if your saddles not right, then people make postural compensate compensations while they’re sitting in the bike to try to avoid pressure in certain areas of the of the groin or the crotch. Yes. And so that is it’s so fundamental and essential. And I’ve had fit sessions where I go through a dozen saddles with riders, one after another, I have a stationary bike there, that’s that I set up where I can change settles quickly. And I just bang them out one after another. So I can, the easiest way, you know, there’s some pressure mapping and some other technological devices you can use to try to figure this out. But in my experience, the simplest way is just put as many samples as possible onto the rider and and coach them through this sensation so they can learn what they’re feeling and give me feedback. Oh, this, this feels weird here, I get a pressure point there on this one. Okay, that’s good. And we just narrow down the choices until we find the most optimal choice. And in most situations, when we try saddles back to back like that, you can really get a lot done because it enables riders to compare and contrast effectively. And then hopefully, we eliminate or or at least minimize pressure points. And in most cases, I found we can find a solution where the saddle just disappears under the rider. And not always, but frequently, that’s the case, or at least we optimize and the experiences I’ve noticed are that people will come in, I’ll say what’s your saddle on a scale of one to 10? Right now, one being you’re sitting on a screwdriver and 10 is it disappears. And a lot of times people say oh, it’s probably an eight or nine. But really that’s out it was a six or five because they didn’t know what a saddle that really disappeared under them could feel like and so I give them more options. And that’s one of the more rewarding parts of bike fitting when people come in, and they were really struggling with saddle fit. especially women. I gotta say women have it. They’re escaping a little more uphill than men in terms of finding a bicycle bicycle seat that will disappear. But I’ve had good success with that on the whole so

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:02:26

well, you know, because the pelvis is wider and a woman Yeah. Yeah. It’s it’s like, because there’s no penis and testicles. It changes the biomechanics of the pelvis. Yep. Also, yeah. And also they’ve got the uterus in there. And so there’s ligaments that go from the pubic bone around the bladder, around the uterus, around the rectum. And so depending on where you are in your cycle, yeah, or if you’ve been pregnant and stretch those ligaments and how they come back together, that dictates how the movement goes through the pelvis. Because every time you flex and extend, you’re massaging your pelvic organs,

 

Colby Pearce  1:02:59

right? And moving all those ligaments put tension on them. Yeah, right. Yeah. So it’s pictures can be quite complicated. Yes.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:03:07

So treating competitive endurance athletes, what is your relationship to fitness? I love what I do. I love GPS, I love walking my dogs. I love doing palenko. So it always brings joy to my heart, you know, see, my dogs are happy. And you know, you and I get to be out in nature and get that Earth time got to have that Earth time. But also you just need to really enjoy it. So you might think about why do you do what you do? And what joy what enjoyment you get from your experience? Because if you make yourself do something because you want to be a cyclist and you want to be competitive, but you don’t like it, then I think really you should do something else re examine, yeah, re examine your paradigm because if you’re going to spend that much invest that much time and resources in you know, your equipment and, and being healthy, etc. It’s really important that you enjoy what you do. And so there’s a concept that I want everybody to understand is chronological age and biological age. So chronolock, chronological age is your age plus nine months, including your conception and your time in the womb, biological age, and so if you go to EMF dash harmony.com there’s a did a seminar for the American Association of naturopathic physicians and is an hour long one, and you’re looking you’ll see a heart rate variability monitor, printout in the PowerPoint that goes along with my lecture. What’s interesting is that one of them says, chronological age and so would they check this gentleman in? I think he was. He was like 46 or so in his chronological age, biological age when he went in, he was five years older. So then it gave him his cell phone and a laptop. And then his biological age was seven or eight years older. So then they put the EMF harmony bracelet on him and like a little one that you have on your your laptop there. And his biological age was five years younger than he was. So literally it made him 10 years younger than his neutral, but 12 years younger than when he was using cell phone. And so that’s what I found from doing the research. I’ve had several different evolution of emf protection devices. In the EMF harmonies, the only one I found that leaves you better than you started. All the other ones, basically, you go back to your neutral point, which is better than you know the stress on the system. But when you when you watch that lecture, and you get it, listen to it and go through the PowerPoint, you will find it so amazing because if you turn your cell phone on, everybody gets hyper coagulated, the blood vessels literally start to air, the red blood cells stick together, and they make what’s called a reuleaux formation. They look like a stack of coins. So that’s going to impede your circulation. So you’re not going to be as effective in doing anything, let alone just getting through the day. Yeah, yeah. So biological age is very important. And that also goes to how you eat. And if you eat real food, real food has TCE. So that’s going to make you younger, it’s going to give you more energy, more stamina, if everything you eat is processed, cooked and you know, basically dead, then you’re not going to get as much out of it, you’ll still get some good carbohydrates, fats and you know, proteins and some essential nutrients for your body. But you’re not going to get this you Aviv, that when most people switch from a crappy diet to being a vegetarian or a vegan, or they just do the Scott story Paleolithic flexitarian point of view. You always feel better because you’re eating real food. So it’s hydrating yourselves. You know, it’s fiber, it’s helping you detoxify. It’s basically what we’re designed to eat. Yeah, yeah. So EMF stressors. This is a big one for cyclists and runners. Because what do you see what the cyclist they’ve got their little cell phone in their back pocket, and they’ve got their earbuds in

 

Colby Pearce  1:06:41

and power meters heart rate monitor straps, yeah. And wireless gizmos going all over the place. Sometimes we’ve got limos now, which is a device that has accelerometers that attach one to each foot on each leg and the lower spine and it all connects through amplus or Bluetooth. I can’t remember at the moment, although I’ve tested device, but so there’s it. I mean, the whole point is the whole sport is being infiltrated by all these technologies. And everything’s got to be wireless and connect your phone with an app.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:07:07

Yep. Right. And so my generation didn’t grow up with cell phones. I mean, when the pager came out, we were so excited because somebody could like reach us, it was very important. Then they had those big phones that look as big as a football, but they were kind of rectangular. And you know, basically, we’re talking brain cancer central there, because it’s so so strong. So if you go on YouTube, and you look at cell phones cause cancer, Jeff Garcia, he was a DA, and he is giving testimony at a public gathering because they they can’t destroy it. It has its public record. And so he basically he said cell phones cause cancer, when you read the fine print, it says you should keep the phone at least an inch away from your head. Well, what I found was if you don’t have EMF protection, you use muscle testing for feedback. It’s 13 to 15 feet. And so you have to stand really far away from your phone and talk really loud and turn the volume so you can hear the person responding to you. But with EMF protection on even just with the wrist brace, you know, you can have the phone use it speaker, but if you have the little one on the back of your phone, you can literally with the wrist brace, you can hold it up to your head. I don’t recommend it, but it doesn’t really stress the body.

 

Colby Pearce  1:08:16

Yeah. Or you can be like mercola. And he talks on speakerphone with his phone on a selfie stick.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:08:20

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, that’ll do it. And so basically, one of my patients, he was mid 30s. And he keeps a cell phone on all the time. So that he’s, you know, his people can reach him, it’s very important to be dialed in. It’s your, your energetic umbilicus to the world and your friends. Well, he starts to get these swollen lymph nodes behind his clavicle where the lymph comes back into the body. He has metastatic testicular cancer. So guess which testicle developed the cancer, the one in the pocket where his phone was on all the time. So good. It has a happy ending, he loses one testicle, but he’s still alive, okay. And it’s been over five years and is he’s really healthy. It’s a good diet. But now he tells all of his friends, what I tell my patients is never leave your phone on all the time, turn it off. One is if it’s on all the time, and it rings or somebody pings you or they seem to text, you’re always on guard. And so there was three groups of rats, one guy to eat rat Chow, and they live the happy round life. And that was the that’s the the gold standard. Then there’s one they put a plate under them. And they shocked him every 10 minutes. They got used to the stressor. So they didn’t live as long as the golden standard. But they live pretty long.

 

Colby Pearce  1:09:30

But the shock was at regular intervals,

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:09:32

regular intervals. The one they shock radically. Yeah, they could never relax. And so they got cancer, they had tendinitis, you know, failure to thrive, they couldn’t reproduce. And so stress as it manifests in the body, it just showed up wherever that rat had a weak leak. So if you leave your phone on all the time, and you’re on call, it’s the worst thing you can do for your nervous system and your endocrine system and just regulate your hormones. So turn it off and then check in every hour and just tell people you know I don’t leave my phone on anymore. And so I had two young women, who would they do the little butt thing? You know, they keep the phone in the back pocket. And they developed a very insist on that side. So reproductive tissue is very sensitive, the EMF stress, it’s one of the sources of cancer. So you can get heart cancer, brain cancer and reproductive organs for women never leave the phone in your bra. It’s like you’re just asking for breast cancer. Yeah. So Jeff Garcia, he’s giving testimony. So his first cancer showed up in his hand, where he held his cell phone when he would talk all the time. So they cut out the tumor. So then he developed a brain cancer, so they give them a PET scan to see if they give you a radioactive nucleotide with sugar and you have cancer, the cancer needs to sugar, which is why cancer loves sugar. But it takes that radioactive element so that when they give you MRI, they can tell where the cancer is. So he had the brain cancer, he still had cancer in his hand, but where he kept a cell phone on his suit coat when he was giving, working in the courtroom, he developed it, he had cancer there over his heart and his pericardium. And so basically, we get back to let your technology work for you don’t work for it.

 

Colby Pearce  1:11:08

Yeah, the things you own end up owning you. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. I think that’s also I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts with Nick Pino, who wrote a book called the non tinfoil guide to EMF. So I believe, which I haven’t read that book. But I’ve heard several of his podcasts. And so I’ve got a good idea what he’s on about. And his bottom line for this is, look, it’s a function of duration, and proximity. So the further away you put the cell phone from you, the better off you are, and the less exposure in terms of minutes per day, you have a direct contact or close contact, the worse you are or what you have, the better you are, the better. Thank you. So that’s the just keep it further away, put an airplane mode more often turn it off completely more often, when I ride, I never have my phone on active mode. I’ve always got it at least in airplane mode. If I’m listening to a podcast or something, which is pretty frequent for me, you know, got to get the editing done during the weekend. Otherwise, Jana texts me in the morning on Monday, and she’s like, Dude, are you even doing podcast? Get on it.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:12:12

Which then creates more stress?

 

Colby Pearce  1:12:15

just manage your workload? Yeah, yeah. Yeah,

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:12:18

very much. So. So you know, when you’re scheduling your life, and you’re looking at your movement, again, we want to work with our endocrine system. So ideally, you know, between seven and nine in the morning is the best time to work out just because that’s when you get your peak cortisol level, but also peak testosterone. So it’s like you’ve rested, you’re ready to greet today, that’s the best time to do your movement. You know, there was a cyclist that I did a salivary hormone test on. And he was a he liked to write in the afternoon. And so he got a, I call him double dipping. So he got a second spike at 2pm. And that spike cortisol has a six hour half life. So that means if you pick it too, you’re not going to get good calm rest until at least eight to 10pm. And so basically, it’s really important that you try to work with your body as much as possible. I know sometimes with competitions, they’re not always first thing in the morning, they can be middle of the day. You have nighttime competitions, because that’s several bigger audience. Yeah,

 

Colby Pearce  1:13:12

yeah, six days, and there are a lot of criterions around the US that happen, the pro race will start at nine or 10:11pm. Sometimes it’s hard to get asleep. Yeah. After that. Yeah. For many athletes. Yeah.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:13:27

That’s very true. And also, especially with the COVID disruption, and you know, people working from home and their kids are schooling from home. We’re looking at, you know, the fire and the evacuation and also retired people. It’s like, everybody’s kind of looking for their new normal. But what I noticed from the fire in the evacuation is that for myself, in Sofia, for the first two days, there was no schedule. And it was just really stressful. And then we got back to we have a like a work schedule and a non workday schedule. So we re enacted our non workday schedule, and then all of a sudden, you know, my pulse rate comes down, my ot level goes up, my body relaxes, my sleep improves. So when stressful situations come up, in the past, we’ve had a fire We either stay up all night long, and we take turns one of us is awake for an hour than the other because you want to see if the if you can see the red in the cloud, or the flames coming up over the hill, you know, it’s like indigo, tiny jet. And so this time, what we did is we one of us got up on the even our one got up on the odd hour, so we could sleep for two hours in So get up, smell the air, look around. If it’s fine, just go back to bed. And so in that eight hours, I had disrupted sleep, but I actually felt much better the next day. Yeah. So you just want to be creative in finding your new schedule. And it’s really important that you know, a lot of people their whole week went by and they got nothing done because they didn’t have that schedule and they were stressed out. And so it’s really important that you find a routine that works for you. You know whether you stay up later or you know you go to bed earlier, whatever it is You’re normal. You need to keep that that circadian rhythm going for yourself. Because that’s just one more stressor if you disrupt it.

 

Colby Pearce  1:15:06

I agree I, the word I really identify with when during this part of the discussion is rhythm, right? It’s about rhythm and ritual. Yeah, you get up in the morning, you can have your tea. Maybe you do your meditation in the morning, whatever you’ve got. That’s your normal thing that helps you come back to the earth plane from wherever you went off and visited in dreamland. Hopefully, hopefully, you got to detach. Yeah, if you were here the whole time, stressing about work, then that’s not as restful the night asleep. So turn off your phone, unplug, allow yourself the freedom to truly dream and travel and have weird dreams. You should wake up and have weird dreams. That’s that’s your your mind telling you it took a real break from fires and COVID and elections and all that crap. We’re all sort of thinking about stewing about right? during the day, you come back, you integrate into that day, you do your thing, whatever that is cold shower, meditation, sauna, go for a walk with your dog. It doesn’t have to be crazy hippie stuff like Scott and I take part in necessarily. But rhythm and rituals part should be part of anyone’s day. And instead of just sprint out of bed, feet hit the floor. And you’re dealing with asteroids and email bombs and crises and putting out fires, metaphorically, then that gets that rhythm going all day. And it becomes that chaotic energy, right? It’s not a pleasant way to live.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:16:21

No, it is not actually, that’s more of like just surviving, that’s not thriving. And so I want to thrive, I want to want to have my lower biological age and my chronological age. And that was like, when I did my first hormone test, I was 40 going on 72. And now I’m 60 going on about 4038. And so that’s it’s a better way to be. And also that, Gary, well, as much as you can guarantee you can have a better quality of life and a better you’d be more resource for your relationships. You know, work and personal. Yeah.

 

Colby Pearce  1:16:50

Yeah, you can be a better husband, father and wife, mother, sister, brother. Yep. Whatever.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:16:56

Yeah, that’s okay, we would walking. Two days ago, we went to Wunderland Hill, because it was icy and really cold. So we’ve had our will just go down and be a flatlander. So we’re walking there. And with the masks on, we bumped into eight people. And we always say hi to everybody, you know, Hi, how’s it gone? Hi, hi, hi. Only one person said hi back. And so between the stress level and everything that’s going on, people are losing their capacity to connect and communicate. And so it’s very important that we keep that going, you know, in our personal relationships and our professional relationships, and even with ourselves how we talk to ourselves. I agree. It’s It’s essential.

 

Colby Pearce  1:17:34

I agree. I was thinking about this recently, I heard a sense from someone I was falling, I don’t recall who it was at the moment. And they pointed out that it really actually takes a bit of reserve and a bit of effort for us to to say hi to the other person when we’re on the trail. Right? And when you think about it from a spiritual perspective, if you want to better the world, that that’s kind of your onus right? Or well, onus isn’t the right word, because onus implies it’s a dark responsibility, it’s your responsibility will say that you if you want to make the world a better place, like you don’t know what that person’s gone through that morning, you know what their stresses are. I mean, we have some idea in this age, what everyone’s dealing with, but you also don’t know what their own personal story is. But that capacity, that that’s so important and essential for us to reach out to other humans, just let them know that we have something to smile about in our days. And that’s how you spread goodwill through the world is to let other just to be that reminder that happy ding Bell, not not saying you don’t have to strike up a conversation with every person or know, tell him your life story. But so I made a real effort in the last few days. Every time I go running every person I say, Hi, good morning. How are you? Yeah. And it’s so interesting to watch the responses, you can really feel the energy of how the person responds back. But even if they kind of shut down and, you know, pop their mask and won’t look at you and stare the other way and don’t really acknowledge you. I know that I have let them know. I’m in a good mood. Yep, I’m out. I’m grateful to be out running this morning on the trail and the sun. We live in Boulder. It’s an amazing city. We live in Colorado. It’s a beautiful state. The air is clean today because it snowed. And I’m just, I’m happy. So here’s my happiness. You’re welcome. Have a nice day.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:19:19

Yeah. And so that was the walking on the trail. So then I went to the dog park with Kahuna. And she hasn’t been able to play with other dogs in quite some time because we walk in the mountains. So went to the dog park and there were two women there with these little dogs. And we struck up a conversation because you know, dog people are more friendly. And you talk about your dogs more than you talk about, you know, whatever’s happening. And so they split and this other woman comes in, she has three labs, and so Kahunas she’s partying with cream golden retriever and part of her nice mountain dog. And so she plays with her dogs and so we do two laps around the park and we’re just chatting and found out that her husband was the ex mid crew leader up where we live and so you know, it’s just nice to stick around. connect with somebody and she’s lonely because he’s off fighting fires in California right now. And so it’s just, it’s just really nice to reach out and be that happy smile and put the love out there.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:20:08

Exactly. Because your

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:20:10

your heart energy extends at least 25 feet from you from the heart math people, they figure that out. And so if if I’m happy and I my hearts extending, I know that when I walk by somebody, even if they’re not doing one or a little bit grumpy, there’s just a little positive heart energy there, even if I said nothing at all. And what’s the inverse of that? The

 

Colby Pearce  1:20:27

saying is, if you’re thinking bad thoughts about someone else’s basically, it’s it’s basically like drinking poison yourself. Yep. But expecting the other person to die. Yep. Very true.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:20:38

That’s bad juju. Right? Yeah. I mean, there’s the thing called the hoonah chord, where if you’ve met somebody, if you know somebody, then there’s an energetic connection. So if you think about somebody, like picking up the phone, and I’m like, Hi, Colby, how are you? Even though I’m just thinking about you. So probably at 130 this morning, you’re like, Oh, my God, in Janet. You just like, Oh, I’m feeling the love because Kahuna woke me up to go outside. And I was so excited about coming in and giving the lecture today. I barely went back to sleep for maybe an hour. And then even Sophia got up at four and, and then we just had a wonderful morning this morning. So yeah, I was just so happy. And oh, my gosh, it was wonderful. And yeah. sharing the love sharing the love. Yep, I feel you. So cross training, aerobic capacity, do multiple activities. And you know, it’s kind of like even with Tai Chi and yoga, your parasympathetic activity goes up and your sympathetic nervous system drops. So you spend more time in the rest, digest repair. And so on my HRV when it was working, I could actually shift my nervous system to zones to the positive and decrease my stress to zones by doing Tai Chi. That’s 10 minutes worth yoga. It takes me 45 minutes to get one shift, one shift. Interesting. Yeah, because Tai Chi is it’s really intense movement, but it’s not cardiac. And so you’re literally swimming through water and swinging through air.

 

Colby Pearce  1:22:03

And how many years have you been practicing touching?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:22:06

I learned really bad Tai Chi from kung fu back since 1991. But then when I gave up kung fu to study Tai Chi, because all my fractures and injuries, I actually learned really good Tai Chi, and that’s probably maybe 20 to 23 years ago.

 

Colby Pearce  1:22:20

Okay? Yeah, yeah, yeah. I love Tai Chi, I think it’s a powerful, I kind of considered a gateway drug a little bit for endurance athletes, because a lot of endurance athletes, I speak to them about meditation, and they’re really have a hard time with jumping into that world. They maybe in some cases, express concern about being you know, kind of sitting in one chair, doing nothing for a long period of time that kind of scares them, which I understand. So. You know, as an endurance athlete, we’re conditioned to move all the time Move, move, move, especially cycling, it’s just so repetitive. Well, Tai Chi, you can, you can learn Tai Chi, and it’s a powerful way to do that. But to really be able to it’s so technical, when you learn an actual series of proper Tai Chi movements, right? There’s a lot that goes into it. It’s the position of the hands, that decision of the torso, the waiting of the feet, all those things.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:23:06

So you can take a long toe, shoulders back and down. Yeah, relaxed hands. Yeah,

 

Colby Pearce  1:23:12

right, right. So Paul’s sort of bridge the gap with this powerful technique. He calls it the Tai Chi ruler, and it’s very simple method, sort of an intro into Tai Chi, and it’s a very cyclical nature, all you’re doing is you’re you’re using a can be a stick that’s about 12 inches wide, you put it in between your palms, and you’re circulating the microcosmic orbit, which means you’re breathing down while the hands go down, you’re making a big circle in front of your body. And then the hands go up, and you’re inhaling and exhaling as the hands go down, just making a big circle that’s maybe two, three feet in diameter. And I’ll put a link to this Tai Chi poster in the show notes. For people who want to jump in and explore this world. This is the perfect way to introduce yourself to Tai Chi. And you’ll stand with a split stance, so one leg in front of the other. And that’s basically it. There’s some other details in the poster. But you can do this for 10 minutes a day, set a timer, just zone out and just do the motion, all you’re thinking about is the arms, the gentle motion and the breath. And it gets really boring. And that’s the point. If you commit to a 100 day gone, you get to about day 90. And usually for most people, things tend to change and shift and you go, Oh, I had some insight I feel you start to really feel the energy of the Tai Chi, and that’s your your gateway. And then if you make it through that there’s a good chance you’re gonna want to study it more in depth, and then you can go forth and make the searchings.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:24:36

So Chen Ching, he was the one who originated our Tai Chi short form. It’s a young short form, but he eliminated a lot of the duplicate form postures. And so he wrote a book called master of the five excellences. And his theory was you should be great at five things. So when we were in Taipei, Taiwan studying oriental medicine back in 94, we went to the National Palace Museum, and the National Palace Museum is its For stories, it’s very large. And if you went back every three months because they rotate their, what they’re demonstrating for the public their artifacts, you’d have to go back for 12 years to see everything that China sent to Taiwan during World War Two. And then they wanted it back in. Chiang Kai Shek said, haha, we’re keeping it. So that’s how they got it off. So we’re there. And Chen Ching had done a scroll. And he did all of the artwork on the scroll. And then also he did calligraphy. And then he was a Chinese herbalist. He was acupuncturist, and he also did Tai Chi. And he said that Tai Chi was actually more potent than his acupuncture and herbs, because it has to do with your energy moving through your body. So you open up all your 12 meridians. And what was interesting is that he would happy if you were sick, and you couldn’t do Tai Chi, you just come sit in the class and feel the key move in the room. And that would help your body to benefit and heal. Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s cool. Really cool. So yeah, and what I want is I want strength and want flexibility, balance and a great posture. And so it’s important every activity has its good posture. So we talked about the center of gravity and how it exists that donchian two inches below your belly button two inches in, and how when you walk with sticks, it moves up to right between your nipples. And so basically, you’re more unstable, you’re more likely to injure yourself, even though you’re you have two things on the ground at the same time. So one foot one pole, will cyclist because you’re pivoting between your hands and your pelvis, your center of gravity usually comes up to about this lightweight process, maybe a little bit higher, but it’s all the way anterior, it’s not in the body. It’s actually like right here surface. Mm hmm. And depending on what you’re doing, it could actually probably be a little bit in front of you. Yeah. So that was an interesting insight. And then really, it’s the rest, digest repair and recovery. That’s the most important part of any kind of movement that we need downtime, we need time to heal and replenish ourselves. And if you’re a competitive athlete, like you’ve been in the past year, you need the support of your community and your family. And so I would like to say thank you and Sophia, for being my support system for all my college and all my seminars and holding the fort down and taking care of the family, the dogs and all that because without you, this would not be happening. I would not be who I am today. And so everybody has an unsung hero. There’s this port person somewhere that’s helping you do what you’re doing. And so it’s nice to give that person the love and just say thank you very much.

 

Colby Pearce  1:27:33

Is that the same thing as Behind every successful man as a woman rolling her eyes? Yes, yes.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:27:38

That would be yes.

 

Colby Pearce  1:27:39

Thank you mighty soul for holding down my forte while I was off traipsing around the world. Yes, racing bike races. Yeah. Breaking collarbones and winning races occasionally. And all those things. Now during my study adventures, yes, yeah.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:27:53

Yes. So new habits, lifestyle. 30 days is a minimum, you know, but a couple three months is good. So you have to take a look at your life, how it’s changed since COVID. So it’s been we’re in the eighth month, though. And they’re saying, oh, the COVID spiking? Well, you know, being in healthcare for 30 years, every fall, when kids go back to school, they start getting viruses, they get stomach viruses, they get common cold, they get the flu. So COVID is no different except for the fact that they’ve been trying to control the spread of it. And not one word this really irks me is that they’re not talking about health, they’re just talking about stopping the spread of the disease. They’re not saying how you can have a better immune system and not get sick, or if you get sick. It’s a mild case. So if you look at the five risk factors, we’re talking about diabetes, high blood sugar, obesity and overweight, which then leads to heart problems and lung problems. And then you can have autoimmune. And so these five things are all the one of the reasons why America has so many deaths from COVID. But even the CDC came out and they said 96% of the deaths are not from COVID, their COVID plus underlying condition, one of the five factors we talked about, right? Only 6% of the people are actually dying from it. So we’re not getting the correct information. You know, and as it relates to like your vitamin D level, if your vitamin D levels above 70, your risk of chronic or serious illness and death is 7.2%. If it’s below 40, it’s 72.8%. So there’s a 90% reduction just by having vitamin D. So how come the Center for Disease Control and the Surgeon General are telling you, you know, check your vitamin D level, make sure you get adequate vitamin C, none of my patients have got COVID and none of their family members have got COVID and so really, very few of my patients ever get the flu or the common cold and if they do, they’re schooled in what to keep in their pharmacy. So like the no quince subtilis or the no quit mycobacteria that we take the first symptom of a cold or I take it every day before I go to work so that in case somebody’s sick, even though I check their temperature and their Pulse ox and I make sure that they’re they’re not COVID related, they could be brewing you know, some kind of flu or cold or something. So Right, right, right. That’s how I avoid my illness. So I really emphasize wellness and a healthy immune system. So I’ll get off my soapbox, and we’ll continue on to talk here. Focus is really to attain health and well being and optimize your immune function. So we’re solution oriented. I said to eat and Sophia went on the fire started, like I got a problem. She goes, I don’t want a problem. There’s an issue, and I want a solution. So let’s identify the issue and plan a solution and go on about it. So that whole paradigm shift helps your immune system, it helps your endocrine system balance, and also it makes you more fun person to be around and not so grumpy, smaller.

 

Colby Pearce  1:30:36

I like to use the word challenge. Yeah, add this challenge. Yep. Here’s my solution. Yeah,

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:30:40

yeah. It’s so really think about it. Yeah. So person came in yesterday. She’s gained 20 pounds. And she’s hypertensive now. And so I’m talking to her. She used to go to the gym with her husband, and they would treadmill and they would use the elliptical, and they would bicycle. And so I said, so what are you doing for movement? Now? She goes, I’ve lost my motivation. And I’m not exercising at all. Like, have you ordered a treadmill or bike for your house? She goes, Well, I have but just like the bicycles like tracking on it, you can’t get one for like four to six months, because everybody wants to exercise now. Right? Alright. So basically, I said, so she has about six acres. I said, So how long does it take you to walk around your property? She said, 10 minutes, I said, I want you to walk clockwise, counterclockwise and do it twice a day, and your blood pressure should come back down. Because she said that her MD told her to stop using salt. Well, I’m like, Well, you know, suffering causes at most a three millimeter rise in your blood pressure. I said that’s nothing because she went from 110 to 130, which is where they start thinking about giving you some medication. So her doctor is really trying to work with her. So I give her some other options. And as soon as she gets her treadmill or her bike, she’s going to do her post interval training one fast too slow, too slow. The fire the evacuation to smoke in the poisons. Oh, that’s one of the reasons people retaining so much fluids, the smoke basically 400 houses burned up in the Cameron fire. I don’t know how many in the Grand Lake troublesome fire. And I know that several structures burned both in the cow wood and the left hand came. So we’re breathing. We’re breathing, burning couch, we’re breathing, you know, burning car. We’re breathing paint, burn insulation, burning, refrigerate all that. And so basically, by accumulates in the bodies, that’s just one more poison that we have to get rid of.

 

Colby Pearce  1:32:18

That’s a lot and burn a house down. That’s a lot

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:32:20

of toxic stuff in the air. Yeah. And so when the smoke was really bad, even though I stay hydrated and ate all my vegetables, my kidneys started burning. And then my low back went into spasm and went out. So I asked myself that all important question, what would doctor story do? Well, he’d rock laid himself. So I rock later myself, I’d release my kidneys. I’d hydrate myself more, get a little more electrolytes. And then I had in Sofia rocktape. me. So I bet my body in this position and she put the tape on. And then instantly my pain was like 50% better and then or five days it went away. Nice. Yeah. So take doctor’s advice.

 

Colby Pearce  1:32:55

And are you guys using your far infrared sauna as well?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:32:56

We’re just getting ready to fire it up. Yeah, so now that it’s getting cool, we’re gonna actually fire it up. So when you use the sauna, when I did my original detox experience, experiment, and I taught a seminar detoxification. We looked at the pH of the sweat. And so I had six people, and we change their diet, we put them on supplements. We did this certain laser treatment. And they got Asana once a week for six or eight weeks. At the end of that every person, they were remembering phone numbers that they’d forgotten. They were thinking about people that they were hadn’t thought about in a while, so their brain started to turn on. But the sweat from the sauna was so acidic that it was more acidic than the pH paper. So the pH paper just got wet. Yeah. But it didn’t change. But by the third sauna, it was actually the same pH as the saliva came back into ran. Yeah, so it came more alkaline, right. So it’s a great way to detoxify your body and your skin is your third kidney. So just like when you use cosmetics, if you won’t eat it, don’t wear it. Same thing goes if you want to detoxify better, so yeah, we do an hour long session on the far infrared sauna, and it’s only 25 bucks. So I just really encourage it. I want people to use it makes it very affordable. Yeah, yeah. And so some people do a sign up before their treatment. And some people do the sauna afterwards. So you get treated and all these things are in motion. And then it’s a great way just to get the poisons are

 

Colby Pearce  1:34:12

flush everything out. Yeah, flush everything out.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:34:14

So again, you want that new schedule of maintaining your wellness habits. One of my patients, she still comes in and gets treated, but she was so stressed out, she could take her supplements and she’s having a hard time getting back into that routine. So we talked about maybe just the morning with food, and then the morning, no food and then just slowly bringing them back in. So it doesn’t create more stress because it’s counterproductive. I mean, if every time you look at your supplements, it stresses you out that you’re not going to get the benefit of them, right. I tell people, put your hands over your food, put your hands over your supplements and just bless them to the nourishment of your body mind spirit, and they will work much better because the cheat coming out of your hands can actually harmonize the food and the nutrients. But also if you’re eating out at a restaurant, you put your hands over the food, just bless it and it’ll help transmutate the energy that goes goes back to how it was grown, how it was harvested, how it was cooked, etc. So you want to get rid of that bad sheet and put only good cheese in there.

 

Colby Pearce  1:35:07

It’s about doing things with intent. Really?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:35:08

Yeah, yeah. mindful living.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:35:10

Yeah, yeah.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:35:12

So what we have is an innovative approach to the job and the study and the tasks. So if we’ve looked at it as an opportunity to create a new routine, we can maximize the benefit we get from it. And also, we’ll look forward to it because it’s going to be funner. And we’re going to enjoy it. Yeah. So that’s really important. Limit your information time and take a break. I mean, even during the fire, we would only check the computer every couple hours to see if there was a new update. But we didn’t live stream. So one of my patients, she lived in Grand County, and so she was listening to the firefighters. And so Ian called her on the phone. She was talking to her, you know, make sure that she was okay. And her family was okay because some of them live up there. And she she was so stressed out because she heard about the elderly couple that went to the basement the bunker and then they died. And so she was really upset about it. So she said she’s obsessing she’s ruining she’s living the fire as the firefighters are. Yeah, so we’re like, hang up, walk away, go outside, go for a walk or drink some water have a meal, because she’s diabetic. And what a stress do it increases your cortisol, which is going to make your glucose go up. So she’s going to get an artificial elevation of her blood sugar and worst case, diabetes. Yeah, just from the stress so limited. Don’t watch TV. I call it infotainment. Don’t watch the news. If you want to look something up, go on the internet, check the weather. Don’t wait for the 10pm News. You know, it’s just simplify your life. Because then there’s more time for the things that you love and enjoy. Sleep. Just like Jesse, you want to get that eight to nine and a half hours. In fact, after a few nights of not getting much sleep, we need a 10 hours to refuel. So we had developed a sleep deficit. Yeah. And it’s cumulative. And so it took several days to ruminate or to actually to heal that deficit. And so now eight hours feels good. Yeah, I spring in a bed. Do a Mary Lou Retton, even though it’s dark when I go to bed and dark when I wake up, I’m like, Yes. Enjoy my day. So moving, it’s essential, you know, nomadic people, what do they do they move, you got to get some firewood, you gotta get some water, got to harvest some vegetables. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to kill something. And Yep, I did a seminar on the microbiome. And there’s a tribe of nomadic people in Africa. And when they kill something, the first thing they do is they open up the abdominal cavity. And they cut off from the stomach to the large intestine, and they suck all that pre digested vegetable microbiome and nourishing, they have the healthiest intestinal anyone in the world. In fact, I’ve heard of fecal control therapy where you know, eat somebody else’s poop in a capsule. I think they should go to Africa and harvest this healthy poop, and then they should cultivate it. And then we should be able to take little acidophilus capsules that have been cultivated from the healthiest microbiome in

 

Colby Pearce  1:37:58

the world. Sounds a little more appetizing. Yeah. People transplanter consuming other people’s Yes, yes, indeed.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:38:05

So diet and meals, you know, wake up, have that snack that I try to get people to eat to break the fast and then you know, three meals a day or just graze, you know, because this whole thing with intermittent fasting, it limits the calories but I can limit my calories, but not stress my system out because one person said, Well, what about my digestive tract? You know, I’m giving myself a digestive load. And I said, but you’re giving yourself a mount ever slow twice a day, within eight hours. I said, I give myself a little you know, digest assimilate, digest assimilate, I said, so my blood sugar stable all day long. So my hemoglobin Awan See, last time I checked, it was 4.3. I’ve only seen one person at 4.7 that seen Sophie and one other person below five. Everybody else that’s your it’s your tendency towards long term glucose access and your risk of diabetes goes up. So as your hemoglobin anyone see increases your risk of diabetes goes up, even if your glucose is normal.

 

Colby Pearce  1:38:58

What about the discussion about cell about promoting solid takuji through water fasting for 18 hours or more?

 

Colby Pearce  1:39:08

I think that

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:39:09

well the thing with water fasting is basically when you become deficient in one nutrient you stop the detox process for your liver. So the the joke we used to have is when you go and juice fasting, the poisons just change location in your body. They don’t leave your body. Right. Yeah. So that’s why we do metabolic washout programs with like, ultra clear or something along those lines. So I feel that if you have a positive attitude, and you eat conscientiously and mindfully and you make good food choices, you should be able to encourage cells to live their normal lifespan and then die. It’s when you start to stress your body. And so that’s where all these exotic diets come in. Basically, just try to slap your metabolism upside the head and wake your body up from making a lifetime of bad choices, right? So you’re going to get some positive benefit, but it’s going to cost you somewhere down the line. So I like the long term view and the supporting of The body during the whole process to less extreme you’re saying yeah less extreme because extreme means Stress, Stress means hormone dysregulation, hyper coagulation suppressing of your immune system. There’s, there’s several patients who when you come in, and I look at your bloodwork, I look at the white blood cell count. So people have chronically low, and that’s a chronic stress response, because it’s suppressing the bone marrow. So if I get them to start to balance out their stress level, all of a sudden, these people that have had 2030 4050 years of low white blood cell count, it’s up to normal. But then there’s the other people who, you know, it’s chronically high because they have infection and inflammation. So we have to figure out where the inflammation is coming up, where the infection is, what’s causing the leaky gut and all that, and address that. And then those numbers come down, right. So it’s kind of like a, I tell people, it’s like a bad hair day. So you do a hormone test, you do a blood test, you do a urine test, and certain things are gonna come back good, certain things are going to tell us where we need to refocus right how we need to modify your treatment plan. And so I tell people, it’s just that just think of is bad hair day. You know, we all have everyone’s well, meditation is important every day, okay. And however, the meditation works for you, some people like to just breathe and relax, some people like to visualize. So whatever just feels natural and good. You know, do it every day. So I meditate after lunch, just to cleanse my brain. And so I can reprogram myself. So my afternoon, I feel much better. And you were telling me about your technique with the compression hose and the legs up against the wall. I thought that was really great. I don’t have compression hose. But I’m thinking about giving it a try. Okay, deep nasal breathing all day long filter, the air, moisten the air, take some of the articulate out, smile from your heart. Mm hmm. And then the last thing is, positivity and reading. So you know, feed your soul, feed yourself something that’s inspirational. And also your conversation. When you dialogue with people and you have a challenge that comes up or there’s an issue that needs to be addressed. Do it and then have some resolution with your solution. And just feel how good it feels in your body to have that completion. And then your self talk. I mean, really monitor yourself talk during the day, so that you can see where your head is at. So when you wake up, what’s the first thing you think oh, I’m like, I get a talk with Colby and Janet. Yay. So excited. Yeah. Which made it impossible to go back to sleep. Even though I was meditating, I was my quiet place. And I was all relaxed and everything. Yeah.

 

Colby Pearce  1:42:16

Good to have Yeah, I think self talks, obviously a big one. for athletes. It’s Yeah. I have a lot of writers who I’ve had insight into their self talk and get you you learn to sort of understand what goes on in an athlete’s brain, it’s really easy to kind of be in that competitive mindset all the time. Or get up and kind of instantly be fixated on your task of the day, your workout, your long ride your intervals where you got to do and it’s it’s a mission to get that done. And, and on the one hand, I mean, there’s blessing and challenging in all aspects of that you’ve signed up to be an athlete, you want to challenge yourself with a hard workout. That’s part of the beauty of your day, in fact that you can you’ve chosen to adopt this lifestyle and you have the luxury to do so. I mean, let’s be real, like choosing to live your life as an elite athlete or even just a focused athlete. Yeah, it’s a luxury that some people don’t have in their lives. They don’t have the money. They don’t have the time they don’t have the resources, whatever. The health. Yeah. So, um, I think it’s a to wake up and be grateful for that opportunity. Right? Yeah. Now I see that, like, I was more fixated and focused. When I was younger in my career. Now, every time I get a chance to question is like, Alright, yeah, I’ve just go for run today. This is awesome. Look how beautiful it is. And then when I run past all the people, it’s a natural extension of that joy to just say, Hey, good morning. Right?

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:43:36

It’s, it’s basically mindful conscious living, everything you eat, everything you breathe, everything you do, either adds or subtracts. So I tell people add as much positivity into your life and minimize the challenges that you have. You know, because life on the planet, you know, we all have to work, you know, we all have to take care of our body we have to eat we have to eliminate and so just make everything work the best that it can and realize that, you know, sometimes some days are great some days there’s a fire I still have a house in the office. And so people come in like so how are you doing doc? Sorry, I said, I am fantastic. I said I’m wonderful. I said I got a house I got a an office to work out of I got the love of my life to live without too great dogs. I have great patients that come in to get treated and you know, it’s for some people and the best thing they do for themselves, and other people take it and they want to run with it. They want to do everything possible. You know, change the diet, work with the sleep pattern, you know, take their supplements and and just really work the program.

 

Colby Pearce  1:44:33

One last thought on that. I think I feel like some people who listen to this type of podcast or discussion might walk away feeling like we’ve given them a long list of to dues, right, like it’s a lot on the plate. It’s a lot of change. Yeah. And it’s also a lot of things that they have to add on to their existing paradigm. And what I’d like to point out is that I don’t really think that’s an accurate way to think about it. It’s easy to sort of listen to this and say okay, well I’m doing This and I have to do that. And to get from this to that is to add more on to the things I must do. But two points. One is that when you start to do these things, and you feel healthier, everything becomes easier. It’s an add, there’s an additive effect. Yeah, right. Because you walk through the world with a little more joy, a little more happiness, a little more consciousness, then it accumulates, like a snowball that gets bigger as it goes down the hill, you accumulate more momentum, and all those things become easier, not harder. Yeah, and for but when you’re sort of, if you’re in a position where you’re initially thinking about all the things we’re talking about, maybe you had considered some of these points, it’s easy to look at them as, as more load on top of an already overloaded schedule, it’s actually the opposite, things tend to shift, and it becomes easier. And the more the, the more you meditate, the more effective your work can become. because your mind is clear, you can make better decisions, you can select very better vocabulary, when you’re trying to write that paper or send that email and things become more effective, your time usage becomes more efficient and effective,

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:46:00

right? You become, you’re more in your flow. Yeah, so your motto is right in flow right in the flow. So you were finding the point, I tell people change the rate that feels good for you, and doesn’t stress you out. So for some people, they can work with the diet a little bit. But changing their sleep pattern is a little more stressful, because maybe their partner has a different sleep pattern that they need. And so basically, work with what you have, start where it’s easy, and you can gain more momentum. So if you can just work out a little bit differently, and you smile, and you’re enjoying yourself, and you say hi to everybody, when you go pass them somewhere, then just that’ll be your start. Yeah, and you know, like with the sleep, the sleep is really an easy thing to do. But sometimes you have to train yourself how to relax. And so you actually sent me, there’s a meditation you can do before you go to sleep to help your body just kind of like conk out, yes, and go unconscious. So maybe you can put that in the notes too. So people can actually learn how to relax. And so that’s one of the things I do. I do like a little body scan, and I breathe into my body and nurses intention anywhere then I can actually if I prepare myself by relaxing, Mm hmm. And never do anything stressful for you go to sleep, don’t watch the news. Don’t watch and see whatever it is, you know, those psycho crime shows and all that because you’re going to get that cortisol spike for six hours. You’re not going to sleep well,

 

Colby Pearce  1:47:17

right? Yeah. Game of Thrones.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:47:19

Yep. Only in the morning before you exercise, because that way you burn off the cortisol. And you’ve written your happy place. There you go. Cool. All right, Colby. Well, thank you so much for having me.

 

Dr. Scott Storrie  1:47:30

Thank you. Yeah, I’m

 

Colby Pearce  1:47:31

so grateful you took time again to come and chat with us and share your wisdom. Attention space monkeys public service announcement. Really, technically, it’s a disclaimer. You already know this, but I’m going to remind you that I’m not a lawyer, and I’m not a doctor. So don’t take anything on this podcast to constitute lawyerly or doctor Lee advice. I don’t play either of those characters on the internet. Also, we talk about lots of things. And that means we have opinions. My guess is opinions are not necessarily reflective of the opinions of anyone who is employed by or works at Fast Talk Labs. That includes Chris case, Trevor Connor, or Jenna Martin. Also, if you want to reach out and talk to me about things, feedback on the podcast, good, bad or otherwise, you may do so at the following email address info at cycling in alignment.com. That’s all spelled just like it sounds, which again, is self evident.

 

Colby Pearce  1:48:36

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