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Dr. Joseph Maroon - Finding Balance - Physical, Spiritual, Social, Work

Dr. Joseph Maroon - Finding Balance - Physical, Spiritual, Social, Work

Episode 58: Dr. Joseph Maroon - Finding Balance - Physical, Spiritual, Social, Work

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Show notes (please see Timestamps below for more detail)

In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a wonderful conversation with Dr. Joseph Maroon.

Dr. Joseph Maroon is one of the most accomplished people I’ve had the pleasure of having on the show. Neurosurgeon, Professor, Triathlete, and Author. As a neurosurgeon. He has an international referral base, including numerous professional athletes and celebrities. As a Sports medicine expert. He’s been the team neurosurgeon for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers for 30 years and the first neurosurgeon directly appointed to the NFL. He’s the Co-developer of ImPACT, a neurocognitive test that is now the standard of care for concussion management in the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NASCAR He’s a renowned author of 7 books. His most recent, which we’ll be discussing today is called Square One - A simple guide to a balanced Life And he’s Triathlete – 8-time Ironman athlete including 5 Kona IM World Championships In this episode, Dr. Maroon shares his journey from riding high with success in his chosen profession of a neurosurgeon to losing everything. To finding Triathlon, and how Triathlon literally saved his life, and how he was able to rebuild himself physically, mentally, and emotionally. He concludes by sharing what he feels are the most important things in life. He asks himself, what are the three most important things in life? He says:

1. A healthy mind and a healthy body 2. Relationships - God, Family, and Friends 3. Carpe Diem - Latin for "seize the day"

Dr. Maroon is living what he's sharing. He is living life with vigor, he is seizing the day, and is he truly inspiring.

See the timestamps below for more detail.


0.0 - Introduction to show

1.40 - Sponsors

5.10 - Start to show – Introduction

6.05 - General chit-chat - Covid illness - Both Greg and Joe took Vit D, Zinc, Quercetin, Selenium, CB sciences CB acute and CB maintenance + antibody infusion

9.50 - Dr. Joseph Maroon - Triathlon - 80+ age group - Greg's father in law Paul Reback is also in this age-group

14.00 - Rewinding the clock - Early sporting career - Baseball, football - Lous Holtz hall of fame - Indiana university - Med school and residency at Georgetown - Oxford University, Vermont University - Got recognized as an outstanding surgeon - In a week Joe lost everything, family, work his father - to working at a truck stop - Depression and funk - Banker asked Joe for a run- Increased his milage and then found Triathlon - The high after completing his first Triathlon - the dopamine, the serotonin - it rewired and balanced his life - got back to neurosurgery after a year -

20.00 - "I wasn't mindful or aware of what I was doing or why I was doing it" - "I was pursuing success at all cost" - So Joe wrote the book Square One-A simple guide to a balanced life - The square - top line Work - side family/social - bottom spiritual, another side Physical. Identify where could I be putting my energy - The mind can make the body sick the body can make the mid sick

28.20 - "Burnout" - "Triathlon saved my life" - physical and or emotionally exhaustion - 48-50% of physicians are burning out - The effects of covid on society - Developing resilience - you must be stressed to develop resilience - Hans Sauer EU Stress versus distress - You must be aware of - "What is a man if he gains the world but loses his soul" -

34.00 - Grounding ourselves - get ourselves to the parasympathetic (rest & digest) nervous system verse the sympathetic (Fight to flight) - Dr. Maroon recommends - tuned to help get to the parasympathetic nervous system -

37.45 - Physical movement - general guideline 150 minutes a week as 35-45 mins a day 3-4 times a week - aerobic activity, flexibility/ mobility, and resistance/ strength work esp. over 40. Diabetes the stress on health care - How do you motivate someone to exercise

42.50 - Nutrition - Vegan, keto, Mediterranean diet, Intermittent fasting 18/6 hrs, occasional wine and olive oil, (see above for discount discount). Avoidong carbohydrates and sugars = conscience eating

47.00 - Supplementation - D-Ribose - Glytein - precursor to glutathione - - energy level enhanced - Alzheimers -

56.30 - Sleep - Melatonin - anti-inflammatory - 20mg a night most people are between 3-6mg

58.10 - Inflammatory diet - alzheimers = diet, sleep, physical activity, social, spiritual

1.02.00 - Touch and social interaction - prayer with touch cortisol comes down, fear and anxiety reduces, 1. releases oxitotion (calm soozing feelings) - nuero plasticity of the brain - stop searching for happiness

1.08.30 - Morning routine - breakfast steal cut oatmeal, grains and berries, workout either morning or late evening, lunch is salad with protein, balanced dinner, Touch work, family and phyisical and spiritual every day - gratitude and kindness - "I want to rage and rage against the light"

1.13.00 - Gratitude - practicing gratitude

1.14.30 - What's important? - Three most important things in life 1. Healthy mind and healthy body 2. Relationships with God, family and friends, 3. Carpe Diem "seize the day"

1.16.50 - Conclude


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