Health and Wellness with No BS | Ari Gronich
[00:00:00] David Dowlen: Are you tired of standing still? Do you feel like you are losing more ground than you're gaining and your health and your fitness and just the general way you feel about your life? 75% of Americans think that their diet is healthy. Despite a growing obesity rate, 42.4% only 22.5% of Americans exercise.
[00:00:21] Now, all this adds up to a lot of health issues that could be absolutely avoided and are completely preventable today. My special guest is a performance therapist that has worked with celebrities, highest level athletes, medalist, gold medalist, and more guys. My name is Brent, and this is the foul man podcast your home for all things, man, husband and father.
[00:00:43] And let's get into it. Be better tomorrow because of what you do today. Guys walk on the podcast today. I have Ari Granich today and he is joining us to help you take charge of your health and take some of the mystery out of all of this, because you can get lost in a sea of all. About health and wellness.
[00:01:01] So are you welcome to the podcast today?
[00:01:04] Ari Gronich: Awesome. Thank you for having me, Brent. I appreciate it.
[00:01:07] David Dowlen: Now, Ari, you're an author, a trainer, a sports therapist. I saw you have your own Nazism certification. Yes. People can get that. That's incredible. I I'm a bit of a fitness, enthusiasm enthusiast, so I recognize Nazism and, uh, they're an incredible group as far as their certifications.
[00:01:27] So that's amazing. And you're a rehab specialist. You work with people rehabbing injuries, uh, to the elite level athletes, right?
[00:01:37] Ari Gronich: Right. Yeah. So I spent 27 years basically taking, um, injured athletes from injuries to gold medals, world championships, uh, working with a list, you know, actors and actresses, helping them on set with whatever they roll.
[00:01:52] They needed to play. Basically the idea was getting somebody from their beginning. Point, which typically was at some level of injury to where they wanted to go, which at some level was competition and win. Right. That's kind of what I specialized in for 27 years is helping with performance.
[00:02:14] David Dowlen: All right. Now I could go on and on.
[00:02:17] Cause I read through all of your accolades and, uh, I'm a crappy podcast host. I don't do that because most people don't understand what any of those things are. So what I'd love for you to do is tell our audience today, who is Ari Granich? What do they need to know about you today?
[00:02:34] Ari Gronich: Yeah, so today, so today I'm 27 years as a sports and injury therapist, uh, functional medicine consultants.
[00:02:43] So 27 years in my field, I'm also a dad of a seven year old stepfather to two 20 year olds. I am a consultant. I'm a podcaster, I'm a friend. So yeah, I'm all kinds of things.
[00:03:02] David Dowlen: And you're also, as you said, a podcast host of the, create a new tomorrow podcasts, you want to tell us a little bit about what your podcast is about.
[00:03:13] Ari Gronich: Yeah. How do we create a new tomorrow today? How do we activate our vision for a better world? What are the steps that it's going to take to get there? What are the tips and tricks? What are the things that are stopping us in the barriers and break that are stopping us from doing the things that we know are in our own?
[00:03:30] Self-interest, that's what the show's about.
[00:03:35] David Dowlen: And that is a lot of things. Let's face. It we're our own worst enemies. Most of the time the numbers are appalling when it comes to general health. And now I I'm equal opportunity. Men and women both make bad choices, but why do you think. That we all struggle with living healthier lives.
[00:03:58] Ari Gronich: Um, well, okay, so you want to go down to the macro level or the micro level, because there's so many different ways I can, I could approach that subject from, we're not taught it. Our, our, you know, world is not built for it anymore. It used to be, it's not anymore. We're built for cars. We're built for taking transportation versus walking versus, you know, actively riding a bicycle somewhere.
[00:04:24] Um, so our, our societies have shifted even in the, just the, the 40 years since I was a kid where I could ride my bicycle everywhere. And anywhere at age 5, 6, 7, all my parents said was come home before dark. Right. And nowadays, like, I wouldn't let my kid do that my seven year old do that because there's so many possibilities of possibility out there.
[00:04:49] Right. So. Our world has shifted from a very, doing active society to a very sedentary lifestyle. And therefore we need things like gyms to go to because we're not doing things in life naturally to get healthy. Um, so yeah, there's multi-facets to all of this, I could go through why we're being poisoned and why our food and water is making us inflamed and sick and nervous and cancerous and all those things.
[00:05:22] So we could go,
[00:05:23] David Dowlen: oh no, you know what, that, that's all your topic as far as I'm concerned. Um, I am not a, you'll not find that I am a fan of the modern healthcare system. Uh, I try and balance my life somewhat between healthier choices, which I don't always see that because I like ice cream. Um, and you know, just some common sense.
[00:05:48] Plus I'll look into like natural remedies and stuff like that. Uh, because I, I just, I, I don't believe in the way the higher health care system is set up all the pills, all the chemicals, all the drugs they want to push. I'm not sure that our systems were made for that.
[00:06:06] Ari Gronich: So they weren't. So, so let's just look at it this way.
[00:06:10] So all medicine, all drugs, all things are poison, right? So either we're killing the bad stuff and leaving our good cells somehow, or we're killing the bad stuff and killing our good cells somehow, most likely that's the, that's the case. Cause it's poison. That's what, that's what a drug is. That's what medicine is in general.
[00:06:31] It's designed to kill things, not designed to build things up. And so food nutrition, those are things that are designed to build. Things up. So if all you're doing is trying to kill stuff, right? Unnaturally B via a drug via something that you're putting into your system, that's, you know, a drug to kill you, kill something, then you're not doing the natural thing, which is feeding your body, the stuff that allows your body to do its own natural killing of stuff.
[00:07:08] That's invading it. Right. And so we we've, we've kind of like taken the cart before the horse, you know, we're like, we're, we're, we're literally, I V dripping water down the horses throat versus taking them even to the river versus teaching the re you know, the horse, how to, how to swim. So we've, we've kinda done a bass ackwards thing and decided that nobody is actually capable of doing anything themselves.
[00:07:36] So we must do it for them.
[00:07:39] David Dowlen: Well, you know, we're an instant gratification society. That's why we have the nonsense five minute abs all that crap. That's why this stuff sells on TV and you all, everybody, everybody is smart enough to know that's a stupid idea that doesn't actually work, but yet people drop how, I mean, it's a billion dollar industry for instant fixes, right?
[00:08:02] Melt that body fat off drink our nasty concoction three times a day at, you know, half your life savings and you will be skinny and beautiful.
[00:08:14] Ari Gronich: Right? Well, so we just look at the results, right? How's that working out for us? Look at the numbers. Look at the results. What did you say? 42, something percent OB currently, right?