Episode 4

#4 Optimising Health and Happiness - Episode 1: What is Health?

I am delighted to introduce you to the first episode in our series on Optimising Health and Happiness For Humans and Animals, with my special guests, Dr. Timo Tastutar and Lance Schuttler. 

We discuss the important subject of What is Health? What does it mean, and how can we optimise it? We discuss everything from physical, functional, mental, and spiritual health. How can we optimise it, measure it, and ask ourselves: have we forgotten what it really feels like to be healthy?

These conversations are so vital as everyone provides different perspectives and interpretations. There are so many connections we can make from just having open and honest conversations. Science should be about exploration and asking questions, but sometimes censorship makes this so hard. Exploring different resources to challenge ourselves to think in different ways is so important, so we can all make the best decisions for ourselves and those in our care. 

Key Takeaways

  • What does health mean and how can we optimise it? 
  • The importance of understanding your physical, functional, mental, and spiritual health, and how we can optimise and measure it.
  • Have we forgotten what it feels like to be healthy?
  • What pushes our health out of balance, warning signs to look out for in both ourselves and our animals, and the impact of poor nutrition and lifestyle choices.
  • The importance of the microbiome on our health (and soil health). 

So sit back, enjoy with an open mind - Stay Curious, and Stay Free, and, very importantly, please do let us know what you think in the comments or the reviews. Thank you.


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Episode Guests:

Dr. med. Vet. Timurhan Tastutar (Timo) is a Veterinarian, with a doctoral degree in Equine Cardiology. Dr. Timo has worked extensively in the Equine and Pet food and supplement industry – in production, formulation and consultation for various companies. Dr. Timo specialises in animal physiology and movement, with broad experience in rehabilitation and nano-medicine for Horses and Pets. He is known for his ability to break down complicated scientific data and concepts and explain them to the general public. He prefers natural solutions as much as possible and prioritises long-term functional solutions to avoid the drastic, unwanted side effects that are often associated with short-term results.

Lance Schuttler Graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and is the CEO and owner of Ascent Nutrition, a unique holistic nutrition company. He is also a Contributing Health and Wellness Writer at The Epoch Times.

His work includes the topics of regenerative agriculture, resource-based economies, and quantum technologies.

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Disclaimer: The purpose of this podcast is to keep curious and keep free. The opinions of the guests do not necessarily represent the opinions of the host and vice versa - exploring different opinions is key to growth. The content in this podcast and on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical or veterinary advice because of something you have heard on my podcast or website.

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Live - Love - Learn with Catherine Edwards
Your one-stop Wellness Centre. Expanding consciousness through curiosity, bringing you information on physical, mental, spiritual health & quantum tools for humans & animals. A conduit empowering each of us to be our own life creators.

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Catherine Edwards

Catherine Edwards BSc(Hons) Biology, MBA is the founder of The Live-Love-Learn Podcast, The Catherine Edwards Academy and CatherineEdwards.life. She also works as a private Therapist offering a range of services for animals and humans, both in person and remotely anywhere in the world, seeking to improve their overall health and vitality. Her unique combination of holistic natural therapies provides each customer, of whatever species, with a wealth of information to understand the root cause of any imbalances, addressing the physical, emotional, spiritual and behavioural, and providing lasting solutions to regain balance. Catherine is passionate about expanding consciousness and sharing information, and is known for balancing science, philosophy and practical implementation.