Episode 80 | September 5, 2017

Optimize Your Health: Dr. Craig Koniver

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Mission #80

On Board: Dr. Craig Koniver
Mission: Optimize Your Health

The Co-Pilot:

Do you want to be healthy, happy and optimize your health? It all starts with your mindset. You always get what you focus on in your life – especially when it comes to health. You need to focus on what you want rather than what you’re trying to avoid. Think about how great you’ll look in a swimsuit when you lose weight. Focus on how good you’ll feel when you run up a flight of stairs after you quit smoking.

Dr. Craig Koniver is here to share this advice and much, much more. He’s a medical doctor who integrates traditional and non-traditional medicine into his practice. He does so by incorporating mindset, biochemical means, and outside-the-box thinking into his treatments. He treats each individual by emphasizing the root of their problems in addition to their symptoms. Today he’ll explain the importance of having contemplative time in your life, thinking positively about your food, avoiding adrenal fatigue, and waking up early.

Connect With Dr. Koniver:

Craig Koniver on Instagram
@Fastvitaminiv on Facebook
@FastVitaminIV on Twitter

The Mission Log:

  • [04:24] – Dr. Koniver starts off by sharing some information about himself, what he does, and what his goals with patients are.
  • [05:15] – What made Dr. Koniver decide to take the holistic approach that he uses in his practice?
  • [07:12] – We hear how Dr. Koniver thinks his patients would describe him. He then talks about the tools that he uses to help patients optimize their health.
  • [09:24] – Dr. Koniver explains some of the conditions that people come to see him for. He sees a lot of busy moms, elite athletes, and people with complicated medical problems who need help navigating their health.
  • [11:59] – What’s the first thing that Dr. Koniver would do for a busy mom who’s overwhelmed with life and expectations (from herself and others)?
  • [13:46] – Orion relates Dr. Koniver’s previous answer to a recent blog post that she wrote about self love. Dr. Koniver then expands on Orion’s point about metaphorically needing to put your own mask on first.
  • [16:15] – How do you test for adrenal fatigue? Dr. Koniver answers, then explains in more detail what the adrenals do and how that’s related to stress. He also discusses food, and the importance of having positive feelings around it.
  • [19:53] – Orion brings up Esther and Abraham Hicks in relation to what Dr. Koniver has been saying about food.
  • [21:35] – There’s at least one study that shows that when people felt comfortable and positive about the food they were eating, it had a higher nutritional value than when they felt negatively about it.
  • [22:09] – Dr. Koniver offers his advice on how to deal with adrenal fatigue.
  • [24:24] – Orion talks about a previous Stellar Life episode with Dr. Michael Breus, who talked about how different people function better at different times of the day.
  • [26:18] – What other tools can Dr. Koniver give us to deal with adrenal fatigue? In his answer, Dr. Koniver explains why eating liver is good for you even though the liver is responsible for detoxification.
  • [30:38] – Dr. Koniver discusses his use of checking for mold or heavy metal exposure in his patients.
  • [32:44] – We learn why chelation can feel horrible for many people, and why it’s important to supplement during the process.
  • [33:27] – What supplements does Dr. Koniver generally recommend? People are commonly deficient in B vitamins, he answers.
  • [37:04] – Dr. Koniver recommends drinking mineral water, specifically Gerolsteiner water, to restock your body’s minerals.
  • [37:55] – Orion talks about a previous Stellar Life episode with Dr. Matea Polisoto.
  • [39:08] – With supplements and vitamin IVs, there are good brands and some brands that should never be taken. Dr. Koniver has created his own brand of vitamin IV, called FastVitaminIV, which takes only a few minutes.
  • [40:48] – Dr. Koniver talks more about vitamin IVs and how often you should take them.
  • [42:30] – Some of Dr. Koniver’s top keys to optimizing your health and wellbeing are mindset, deliberately doing something contemplative in your life, and doing specialty lab testing to figure out what you need.
  • [45:25] – What would be Dr. Koniver’s advice for how someone should assess or react to their doctor?
  • [47:30] – If Dr. Koniver had to pick one blanket statement for how to eat, it would be to reduce or eliminate all carbohydrates.
  • [49:33] – Orion talks about the diet she grew up with in Israel. She then asks Dr. Koniver why people should cut out fruits.
  • [52:30] – What are Dr. Koniver’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Love yourself and take care of yourself. 2. Have a contemplative part of life where you slow down. 3. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.
  • [54:37] – Where can people find Dr. Koniver?

Links and Resources:

Craig Koniver on Instagram
@Fastvitaminiv on Facebook
@FastVitaminIV on Twitter
MUSE meditation device
The Definition of Self Love: 7 Ways You Can Treat Yourself Better by Orion Talmay
Adrenal fatigue
Esther and Abraham Hicks
Dr. Michael Breus on Stellar Life
B vitamins
Gerolsteiner water
Dr. Matea Polisoto on Stellar Life


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