The Project: Health Wellness and Psychology

By Mahdi Al Oun, Meg Guthmiller, Dr.Juliet Dinkha, Haya AlQassar

The Project: Health Wellness and Psychology Podcast based in Kuwait. With so much information about health and wellness out there, it is difficult to sift out the real from the fake and the informative from the marketable. At every corner there is an unqualified influencer or individual trying to sell the latest diet or quick fix. This show is not about making you buy something or trying to get you to become someone you are not. We offer real information, from local and regional experts, to help guide you to becoming the best version of yourself. Our hosts, Mahdi, Dr. D, and Meg all tackle an array of different topics. Our fitness episodes talk about programs, coaches, and dismantling the latest trends, while our psychology episodes focus on various mental health issues and coping tools. So, who are we?Meg: The Stress Terminator from America. She's a walking science experiment that helps you find a way when you're lost, out of time, and sick of the diets.Mahdi: A real-life average Joe who coaches baseball and fitness. Being in the fitness field for over 20 years, he has seen it all and tried all the fad diets and crazy workouts. Mahdi is known for never having a filter, especially when it comes to influencers and snake-oil salesmen, but his main concern is with providing the average person with the best information to make the best decisions. Meet. Dr.D: An amazing psychologist who teaches at a local university. She is best known on the show for being outspoken and honest. Not only is she very intelligent, but her humor, compassion, and insight set her apart from very peers. Haya: An academic at heart, Haya switched paths to become a competitive powerlifter and personal trainer. After having her son, she wanted to focus on rebuilding strength, and found a love for lifting heavy. Now her goal is to help inspire others to move more and live comfortably, while focusing on ensuring their bodies are moving better and not just looking better. This show is definitely:Gluten-FreeDairy-FreeBS-Free

  1. 1.
    Powerlifting Phenom Haya Al Qassar Talks about: Women and Barbells, Powerlifting and The Mother of All Exercises Back Squat What to Do and What Not to do!
    37:02
  2. 2.
    Psyched With Dr. D : Sihaty.care With Dr. Nadeem AlDuaij CEO and Founder of The One Stop Medical App Here in The GCC
    1:02:52
  3. 3.
    Psyched With Dr. D: The Psychology Behind Our Own Conceptions of Vaccines, Conspiracies, Free Market Society and Government Regulations
    1:03:50
  4. 4.
    Brad Clark (@brad_m_clark) - Reflections of expat life and pivoting out of the fitness business with the Dubai Road Runner, Kuwait Coach & Renegade, and Sri Lanka Student - Invitation to collaborate
    1:02:24
  5. 5.
    The Project Team: Are We Really Strangers? Do First Impressions Make a Difference? Deepen Your Relationships With These Simple Questions
    1:25:30
  6. 6.
    The Florida Grid League: A High Stakes, High Excitement, True Team Sports League
    52:30
  7. 7.
    Live From the Volvo Showroom in Kuwait With Mahdi, Haya and Dr.D Discussing Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder (SAD), Running the Number one Podcast in The MENA Region and Talking to Our Fans
    52:25
  8. 8.
    Ginger Holton Champagne Nutrition: Clinical Dietitian Talks About Healing Foods for Cancer, Anti Inflammation Foods, Foods for Cardiovascular Disease and how to Heal your body from the Inside Out!
    44:15
  1. 9.
    Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories, 2021 Predictions and Resolutions and the Moves you Should be Taking into Consideration for the New Year
    58:24
  2. 10.
    Mahdi, Meg and Danica Discuss: The Benefits of F45 and its Different Workouts from TABATA to EMOM! Plus Overall Evaluation of CrossFit and Orange Theory!
    1:16:20
  3. 11.
    Eric D'Agati (@ericdagati): Discusses Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention, Pros and Cons of Olympic weightlifting, Sprits and Squats, Hamstring Injury Prevention, Kettle Bell Training for Athletes and The New Modern Day Athlete
    1:04:14
  4. 12.
    Psyched With Dr. D : Winter is Coming! SAD-Seasonal Affectedness Disorder! How to Kick the Winter Blues and Overcome Depression During Short Winter Days!
    51:44
  5. 13.
    Joe Camoratto ( @dr.joe.dpt ) Discusses: Wod Prep, Physical Therapy for Athletes, Pain and its Symptoms, CrossFit and the Hidden Benefits Behind the Crazy Movements, The Dangers of Over Thinking Posture, Lower Back Pain and It’s Causes
    1:14:33
  6. 14.
    Psyched with Dr.D: Ray a True Story About Drug Addiction and Heroin, The Hidden Devil in the Middle East
    1:01:34
  7. 15.
    Powerlifter Mastermind John Flagg Discusses: The Essentials of Powerlifting, Programming for Powerlifters, Common Mistakes Coaches are Making, the Drawbacks of Only Bench Press, Squats, and Deadlifts, the Importance of Unilateral Training to Build Abs, an
    1:06:23
  8. 16.
    Psyched with Dr. D: Essra Al Bloushi ( @octaprenuer ) Shares her Covid-19 Story, From the Lasting Effects on her Father, to the Impact on her Children.
    1:18:20
  9. 17.
    Hybrid training Kuwait (@Hybridtrainingkw) Dr. Aziz Al Khayyat Discusses: Grip Strength, Calisthenics, Bodybuilding and the Importance of Unilateral Training
    45:07
  10. 18.
    Psyched with Dr.D: Dr. Andrew Hahn clinical psychologist and founder of Guided Self Healing (GSH), an energy psychospiritual mindbody framework for healing our deepest trauma.
    1:16:43
  11. 19.
    Lesley Logan Discusses Pilates Sessions & Retreats, How to Develop an Online Fitness Business and Create Online Platforms for Training, and the Marketing Science Behind Online Trainers
    1:01:13
  12. 20.
    Psyched with Dr.D: Online education from two perspectives Theodore Kruse and Sommer Al Nasrallah
    1:02:13
  13. 21.
    Christopher Smith on the keys to running in order to get fit! what is runners gait? who should run? how to run? everything about running and more!
    37:18
  14. 22.
    Psyched with Dr.D: Gambling Addiction what is it and how can it be fixed
    40:16
  15. 23.
    #1 Fitness Podcast Co-Host Justin Andrews of MindPump Breaks Down Training for Performance, Effective Training models and Programs for Athletes and Common Misconceptions
    1:03:59
  16. 24.
    Psyched with Dr.D: The psychology of the presidential election, media manipulation, Human Resources and KPI’s, Marketing and it’s effects is Trump the greatest of all time!
    49:56
  17. 25.
    Dietless Living with Katie Gordon
    37:40
  18. 26.
    Psyched with Dr.D: When you need to say no and set boundaries, Social masks that protect us and hurt us!
    40:30
  19. 27.
    What’s in your supplements? How can you find out if it’s safe ? Rafael Ferreira From labdoor.com talks about testing and much more!
    44:46
  20. 28.
    Psyched with Dr.D: Pain and the perception of pain, how to reset our mindset around pain, current events the spike in numbers, vaccines that have failed, politics mixed in with vaccines, masks hacks and why we should wear them!
    1:09:13
  21. 29.
    All things sports, baseball, basketball, football and the death of CrossFit with K-Tactic
    55:02
  22. 30.
    Diet myths and tricks with Dr. Besma Almusallam! Find out the truth behind some of the most popular diet plans sold by the “ top dietitians”
    42:43
  23. 31.
    Psyched with Dr.D: Dr. Arezou Harraf the mentality of human resource management, Reacclimating to work post quarantine, the employee and employer hats, safety procedures of organizations and attendance!
    1:02:56
  24. 32.
    Omar Al-Sharhan and Mahdi Al-Own discuss: gyms opening post lockdown and the rules, taking a knee in sports, the rise of Saudi Arabia in CrossFit, politics and sport, crybaby referees, Government involvement in leagues, Kuwait’s top athletes
    1:05:48
  25. 33.
    Sports performance and athletic training with Eric D'Agati: know the difference and recognize good programming vs bad sports programming
    58:28
  26. 34.
    Psyched with Dr.D: firing people part 2, social anxiety and how to deal with post quarantine anxiety and some notes how how to find a good trainer!
    59:26
  27. 35.
    GAVIN ROUTLEDGE: Finding YOUR fastest way to pain relief, Understanding the causes of lower back pain, What is sciatica and do I have it? How the industry thrives on you never making a long- term recovery from your pain
    47:33
  28. 36.
    Psyched with Dr.D: Attachment to trainers and psychologist, self-confidence and titles, trusting the people you follow and know for good advice, diagnosing disorders and depression, attachment to loved ones who leave and how to over come it!
    58:49
  29. 37.
    Sherin Al-Bloushi (@Sherinsprinkles) Social awareness and responsibility during Covid-19 how to donate in Kuwait, inside the marketing of big box gyms, online efforts during Covid-19 and the aftermath, NMP programming and it’s benefits
    51:36
  30. 38.
    Psyched with Dr.D: dealing with trauma post Catastrophic disasters such as Lebanon 🇱🇧
    34:52
  31. 39.
    Chris Ruder, Spikeball Founder and CEO Discusses: Developing a new sport, creating a community and diversifying your marketing by developing relationships that last!
    53:30
  32. 40.
    Psyched with Dr.D: Emotional wounds and trauma! How to deal with with emotional wounds and trauma that will not heal
    41:12
  33. 41.
    Who are Kuwait’s best athletes?
    26:53
  34. 42.
    Health with Hana! Pull-up progressions, Apps from around the GCC and dealing with Covid-19
    54:59
  35. 43.
    How to find the right coach for the right reasons! What to look for in your next personal trainer, how he or she should act during PT’s and the warning signs of a bad trainer!
    36:56
  36. 44.
    Psyched with Dr.D: Kyra Zeidan discusses parenting tips and language therapy!
    1:15:38
  37. 45.
    عبد الله العوضي Training for Warriors ( TFW )
    49:16
  38. 46.
    Psyched with Dr.D: How psychologist get abused by there clients! What you should not be doing to you psychologist or coach!
    1:09:22
  39. 47.
    The Expat Series: Meg and Danica sit with the Social Work Society of Kuwait founder Bibi Al Sabah to discuss dignity and protecting victims of human rights abuse.
    50:12
  40. 48.
    Harvey Hughes: Provides insight to racism within sports and the community from a better perspective! He also dives into leadership and gym management that should be replicated in Kuwait and the GCC
    46:19
  41. 49.
    Eye love! Dr. Travis Zigler Discusses eye health!
    1:01:59
  42. 50.
    Papadiamantis, Co-Founder of PNOE the world’s first portable cardio-metabolic analyzer.
    47:32

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