Episode 5

#5 Optimising Health and Happiness - Episode 2: What is Happiness?

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

In the first episode of this series (#4) we discussed what is health, and how can we optimise it? In this second episode today, we are discussing the important subject of "What is Happiness?"

We look at the scientific, physical, spiritual, and philosophical aspects of happiness. We discuss, amongst many other things, whether we can objectively assess and measure happiness, and also cover some tips about how each of us optimise happiness in our lives. I absolutely loved the different perspectives that each of my guests brought to this discussion, and I hope you do too.

Key Takeaways

  • How can we define happiness and how does it link to contentment? 
  • How being in alignment with our core values affects our happiness.
  • Our perception and its effect on our happiness.
  • How our microbiome, as well as certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies, has a big correlation to our happiness.
  • Stress and its impact on our physiology and our happiness. 
  • Choice - too much or too little - and how it can impact happiness.

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.


Dr. Rangan Chatterjee : Happy Mind, Happy Life: 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Day by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery - Don Miguel Ruiz, Peter Coyote, et al.

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.