Welcome to The Rebel Health Tribe Podcast – Episode 5: Mitch Baird, Sharing Ancient Wisdom. Michael will be joined by Mitch as they shine light on the connections between our health as a physical manifestation of our way of life in this eye opening podcast. In this episode, we will be listening as Mitch shares the wisdom and prophesies of the First Nation Elders. You will get insight into the reality of the current health of Native Peoples and hear about both Mitch’s and Michael’s experiences living among these people. How did we as a culture today stray so far from our true path? Is it possible to recover and find our way back to balance and health as a result of re-establishing the foundations the Elders speak of? What are the indigenous perspectives on healing, medicine, and lifestyle, and why are all these “new” discoveries on how to live healthy nothing new? Well, you will find all these answers and much more by tuning in and opening your heart and mind to the powerful words of Mitch Baird
Mitch Baird realized that at a certain age you need to look at health, nutrition and training with different eyes. At around 38 years old a realization occurred that training to be an athlete needed to change into training to get old. After a sport injury he decided to find out how to fix the problem naturally while improving his abilities and functions. The answer came from a dear friend and mentor, Grandmother Renee Thomas-Hill, who gave him a teaching on moving and eating like our ancestors. When people do this, many of the things that ail them will go away. His research led him to Yoga. He realized that there is a difference between training for sports and training for health. After he healed his injury with yoga, he looked into teacher training as a way to bring Yoga into First Nations communities. He graduated the YES Level 1, 2 and Pre Natal Yoga training programs through East to West Yoga with Susie Dias and under the teachings of Cheryl Gordon at The Yoga Centre Of Niagara. He also believes that nutrition is the key to overall health and uses traditional diets in his practice. He instructs in many places including:
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
- Working with Freeing the Human Spirit instructing in detention centers for inmates, presented about Yoga’s benefits at the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association conference
- Presented at the Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle on the benefits of Yoga
- Helped create a Aboriginal specific Yoga resource for SOADI (where he works) and Sweet Grass Yoga with proceeds to help fight Diabetes in the Aboriginal Community
Michael Roesslein, MS, FDN, HLC
One co-founder of Rebel Health Tribe, Michael holds a Masters Degree (MS) in Exercise Science & Health Promotion, is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Certified CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach.
He founded Natural Evolution Holistic Health in 2009, and co-founded Rebel Health Tribe in 2014.
Michael brings plenty of real-life experience into his practice and work, having faced his own internal struggles and health issues over the last decade.
Joe Rignola, FDN, HHP
One co-founder of Rebel Health Tribe, Joe is the author of the best-selling books The Definitive Way to Go Gluten Free and Sow: Planting the Seeds for Health, Well-Being, and a Superhero Life. He has also hosted several successful online-based events, such as the Primal Cooking Workshop!
Joe battled personal health challenges for much of his life; challenges that included severe digestive issues, blood sugar problems, and depression. This led him to seek standard medications for these ailments, which brought along debilitating side affects, and forced him to seek alternative means for his health.
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