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March 9, 2022
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Richard Battle: The Leadership Example of Volodymyr Zelensky We Should Follow
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Michael DePasquale, CEO of BIO-KEY International: Cyber Attacks
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Hour 1 Show Notes
It’s Time to Spring Out of Junk Food Jail and Ditch Your “Fast Food” Lifestyle
7 Simple Steps for Eating Healthy
An interview health and wellness expert Dr. Julie Gatza
For many of us, life has become so hectic that we scarcely have time to think about what we’re stuffing into our mouths each day. But our “gulp-and-go” lifestyle is taking a toll on our health. “Americans no longer ‘eat to thrive’; we now ‘eat to survive,” says health educator Dr. Julie Gatza.
Dr. Gatza says now is the time for us to get a quick crash course in “Eating 101”, where she’ll review Seven Simple Rules for Healthy Eating which she says will make us feel great while significantly decreasing our chances of falling victim to aches, pains, and degenerative diseases both now and as we advance in years:
Seven Rules for Healthy Eating:
- Eat only when you’re hungry
Many people eat when they’re not even hungry. They eat because they think they should eat: it’s lunchtime. Or, they have to eat because they’re on a schedule at work. Forced eating starts early, with our kids. We make them sit down and eat with us. But if we were living in Nature, foraging for our foods, we would eat only when we were hungry. When your body is hungry for the plainest of foods, it’s telling you that it’s ready to manufacture the enzymes for proper digestion. And don’t mistake thirst for hunger — try water first.
- Don’t mix food types / Eat foods in the proper order
It is preferable to eat foods of one type all at the same time. Have meats first, slowly, which will allow the brain to trigger the production of the body’s strongest digestive enzymes, the proteases. Add a little salad, and after 15 minutes, eat your potato. 20 minutes after the potato is gone, fruits or sugared desserts are okay to eat.
Probably the worst error would be to go to a buffet and gorge yourself on foods you don’t generally eat that are grown in different vicinities or on other continents. It’s very difficult for your brain to properly signal a need for the correct digestive enzymes when your body hasn’t experienced those types of food before, and certainly not all mixed together at one time.
- Don’t eat when you’re feeling stressed, ill, or injured
Boyfriend or girlfriend just dumped you? Bad day at work? Coming down with the flu? Don’t try to medicate yourself with a pint of ice cream or a New York strip steak. When we are experiencing physical, emotional, and mental stress, or when we are physically ill or injured, or when our body is too hot or too cold, our digestive system is shut down and our body is in healing mode, not digestive mode. Soup broths and juices require minimal enzymes for absorption and can be sipped slowly.
- Chew 22 times – including protein drinks
Many people gulp down those big protein drinks thinking it’s a good thing to do, but the reality is it’s like swallowing a steak, whole. You have to chew protein, or the signals to the brain won’t be there. If you don’t chew along the way, you’re shocking the system.
- Don’t eat overly-cooked & overly- processed foods
Because we don’t know what’s being added to the food we buy, when we take it home, we tend to over-process it because we’re afraid we’ll get sick if we eat something raw. Meat should never be heated in excess of 118 degrees, as the enzymes in that protein are destroyed when they’re heated that high.
- Give your food a background check
Learn how to be a food detective and know the history of what you’re putting into your mouth. Where did those apples come from? Have they been colored or sprayed with glazes and preservatives? The more fresh, locally grown meat and produce you consume, the fewer chemical additives you are likely to encounter. Start your own small garden. Make sure whatever you are consuming is the finest you can purchase or grow.
- Use spices and natural digestive aids to help break down what you eat
Certain cultures add ginger to their food, which is super for digestion. Others add hot peppers — a stimulant to the digestive tract which helps secret more hydrochloric acid. There are cultures that use a lot of turmeric, good for digestion. There are other aperitifs that get the digestive enzymes flowing. Some people add pineapple to their meat dishes to help break it down and you can always use formulated enzyme supplements, like AbsorbAid®
But what if you don’t have any digestive aids, or AbsorbAid supplements, and feel like a quick snack? “Eat a jar of baby food,” says Dr. Gatza. “It doesn’t contain any chemical additives and it’s predigested. It’s the ideal comfort food!”
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Hour 2 Show Notes
The Leadership Example of Volodymyr Zelensky We Should Follow
As the world watches the Russian invasion of Ukraine breathlessly, there are three major leadership characteristics displayed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky we should recognize and insist for our leaders in The United States.
Although a lawyer by education, his background as an actor and comedian is better known by the public. However, it isn’t his education or professional experience people focus on currently; it is his leadership.
He deploys three distinct attributes that would better serve America if adopted by its political leaders.
First, Zelensky leads by example. When offered a ride out of danger, he replied he didn’t need a ride but ammo, weapons, and supplies. Though targeted for assassination, he insists upon remaining with his military and volunteers. He endures what they experience, eating the same food, sleeping in the same conditions, and exposes himself to the same risk of death. America used to choose presidents who had led armies in battle, but not for a long time. President George H.W. Bush was the last president elected with combat experience. How rare it is to find political leaders in any office who led by example in combat or the everyday experiences of their constituents.
Second, he illustrates and reinforces non-professional politician citizens can effectively lead. For many years, politicians of all parties have promoted the complexity of serving in elective office, which requires professionals to succeed. Our country was founded under the premise of individual liberty and citizen responsibility. Citizens would serve a few terms in office and return to their hometown and private lives.
Non-professional politicians were not isolated in a bubble away from those they governed with only government service on their resumes. Politicians lived under the laws they enacted, unlike today’s exemptions for vaccine mandates and health care coverage, to name two congressional exemptions.
Third, Zelensky’s decision-making is based on what is best for his country to survive its mortal threat. He cannot afford the luxury of considering political calculations in his decision process. If Ukraine doesn’t survive, politics don’t matter.
Too often in The United States, we see political leaders first and foremost consider the political implications for themselves and their party first, foremost, and last in every decision. I’m nauseated when I watch the political prism applied by career politicians at the expense of apparent common sense. We, the citizens, pay the price to perpetuate the restrictive club of politicians, lobbyists, bureaucrats, and the media enablers who see us as servants to their entitled power.
What can we do to return to selfless, servant leaders who put their citizens first and always lead by example? I would suggest three things that would significantly improve our republic:
- Enacting term limits on every political office would encourage more officeholder turnover, new ideas, and more citizen participation.
- Devolving power from Washington back to the states as originally designed in our Constitution will put political leaders closer to their constituents, encourage better politician accountability, and enhance the checks and balances limiting the accumulation of power.
- Better educate citizens on the leadership experience of candidates for office and the importance of diversity of experience outside of government service to best represent the people.
When asked by a lady in Philadelphia in 1787, ”What kind of government have you given us, Dr. Franklin” Benjamin Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
Our republic has endured for 234 years but is threatened by career politicians without private industry experience. How long it continues will be determined by whether we return to the principles that made it succeed or descend into a totalitarian government as republics before us. The choice is ours.
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Conflict Overseas Have Opened Door For Fierce Cyber Attacks
Michael DePasquale, CEO of BIO-KEY International
“We are seeing very strong growth in demand for enhanced cybersecurity protection across a range of businesses, as they recognize the inevitability of future breaches of their IT systems, network and/or data.
“Anyone who houses consumer data within their network is now a prime candidate to be hacked. The Nasdaq reported, a significant increase in breaches over the past 60 days affecting companies and gov’t agencies. We can assume there were many others, and this shows that entities of all sizes are vulnerable – not just the largest companies and institutions.
“Given the growing escalation of attacks, we are seeing very strong growth in our business within higher education, a range of industries including banking and manufacturing, and even in local county and municipal governments. Business and government leaders who have been kicking the cybersecurity protection can down the road for many years are now realizing that they can no longer delay these investments.”
BIO-key provides a range of identity and access management solutions that provide secure access and authentication controls for corporate, government and educational IT systems and underlying data, including industry-leading biometric hardware and software solutions.
BIO: Michael W. DePasquale serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BIO-key International, a New Jersey headquartered developer of advanced biometric security solutions. Mike was appointed Chairman of the company in February 2014 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2003. Mike brings more than 25 years of extensive executive management, sales and marketing experience to the Company. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has served on a number of non-profit organizations as well as on the Board of Directors of several private companies. Currently, Mike is Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors for one of the leading biometric advocacy organizations, the International Biometrics and Identification Industry Association.
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Hour 3 Show Notes
Customer Service Is DEAD
Author: Mitche Graf
Mitche Graf, author, serial entrepreneur, and customer service expert Mitche Graf draws on 35 years of experience developing best-in-class customer care departments and improving communications in businesses of all sizes to offer you new and innovative methods for reinventing customer service policies and training employees in your business to improve customer satisfaction, focus on the customer experience and maximize business growth.
BIO: MITCHE GRAF: Best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, international speaker, nationally syndicated radio host, and former All-American Track & Field athlete Mitche Graf has been a passionate lifestyle entrepreneur for over 25 years, dangling his toes into the ponds of many intriguing industries along the way. From selling used bicycle parts out of his garage in the seventh grade to running 4 companies today, he has prided himself on knowing how to squeeze every drop of potential out of his endeavors. He believes that EVERY DAY IS A SATURDAY, and this perspective inspires him to wake up every day with a sense of excitement and enthusiasm to live his life by design.
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