On this episode of the Wealthy Wellthy podcast, I interview my good friends Mira and Jayson Calton, a couple whose work in the field of nutrition inspires me. When Mira was 30 years old, her body started shutting down. After a few tests, she found out that she had advanced osteoporosis, which was shocking considering her age and her relatively healthy lifestyle. In her search for answers and for alternative treatments to the extreme medications prescribed to her, she met Dr. Jayson Calton. Jayson was interested in Mira’s case and the two began to take a deeper look at nutrition, specifically macronutrients and micronutrients.
They realized that Mira’s body simply was not absorbing the micronutrients that were so essential to healthy bones, but they weren’t sure why. Before long, they got married and began to travel around the world to determine how people living in rural or primitive settings don’t seem to struggle with issues like osteoporosis and diabetes. This research has taken them to 145 countries and all 7 continents and has left them with some key insights.
Many people believe that whatever diet they are following contains everything they need for a healthy life, but in their very nature, diets are restrictive. By removing anything from your diet, you are also removing the macronutrients and micronutrients contained in those foods, and you must be intentional about adding them back in somehow. Mira and Jayson now understand that no diet is perfect and they have created the term “nutrivore” to inform people that they should primarily aim to eat macronutrients and micronutrients rather than sticking to a specific diet.
In addition to nutritious eating, a healthy lifestyle and supplements that follow the ABCS (Absorption, Beneficial quantity and forms, Competition, and Synergies) are the crucial elements of the journey towards health. A great place to start is by getting a spectra cell test, an omega check, and a hormone check to get a baseline for where you are now, and the results will help guide you to the specific metrics you need to focus on daily. Over the years, Jayson and Mira have tested dozens of supplements based on their ABCS only to find that most on the market do not meet the basic qualifications for sufficiency. As a result, they have created their own line of supplements that are easily absorbable and very effective. Talking to Mira and Jayson was so enlightening to me and my own health journey and I hope it will be for you as well.
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On this episode of the Wealthy Wellthy podcast, Nichole Stohler, “The Richer Geek”. Nichole became interested in real estate and real estate investing after reading Robert Kiyosaki’s book entitled “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, and she and her husband started their journey in the industry in 1999. Their first attempt failed, but through that experience and over the next several years, they learned a lot from their mistakes to prepare them for future endeavors.
In 2011, they really began their concentrated effort on real estate investing, and the rest – as they say – is history. In her W2 job in the tech industry, Nichole notices a lot of people relying on their 401(k) plans as their main or sole source of “retirement” savings, but most people don’t realize that real estate investments have a much higher rate of return and provide much more flexibility and personal choice along the way. By simply matching your company’s 401(k) amount and putting the rest of what you would have contributed to “max out” that retirement account each year into real estate investments, you are diversifying your portfolio for the future.
Additionally, real estate allows you to generate multiple income streams and reap the tax benefits that come along with owning multiple properties. Nichole recommends that people really evaluate their goals and capacity before jumping into a real estate investment. Crucial considerations are location, how much capital you have to work with, how much time you are able to commit to real estate, and whether you are planning to use a property manager or manage the property yourself. Create a worst-case scenario set of your numbers to determine if you could still make money in the worst of times and reach out to your network or real estate investors in your area for their insights into the market.
Nichole is involved with a group in the Scottsdale area that is focused on women who want to get into real estate investing, some of which want to be a part of the beautification process involved in flipping a house and some of which have decided to stay at home with their children and they want to have a project on the side. She and I agree that this mindset of building both income and wealth is a great one to have and we applaud women and men alike who are choosing to take control of their finances and become more well-rounded.
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