# Episode 129
In Episode #129 Ari shares the podcast with Chris Kelly of [Nourish, Balance, Thrive](http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/). During their conversation, Chris talks to Ari about his personal battles with intestinal inflammation and how his troubles led him on a remarkable journey that ultimately culminated with the foundation of Nourish, Balance, Thrive.
# [Less Doing in Barcelona](https://www.gazelles.com/summits/EGS-2015/Barcelona/index.html) Watch Ari bring the lessons of Less Doing to Barcelona, Spain for the 2015 European Growth Summit. Ari will be joined by fellow masters of entrepreneurship Steve Martin, Director of _Influence at Work_ in the UK, and Verne Harnish, founder and CEO of Gazelles.
[American Dream U](http://americandreamu.org/upcoming-events/) On March 13th and 14th, watch Ari Meisel bring his expertise to the stage in a setting unlike any other: Fort Benning, Georgia home of the United States Army’s Airborne and Ranger schools. Ari will be joining a collection of legendary business leaders and exciting entrepreneurs to help demonstrate the _right _way to start a business.
[Less Doing Live Event](https://lessdoinglabs.businessresearchgroup.org/sales/live-event-optin) The **Less Doing LIVE Event** in NYC is _less than six months away_! The best minds in business and productivity are joining Ari in his hometown of New York City to share their tips, strategies and secrets for success. Visit [LessDoingLive.com](http://www.lessdoinglive.com/) to learn more about this fantastic opportunity running from **May 1st – 3rd**.
[Less Doing System Seminar](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-less-doing-system-by-ari-meisel-tickets-14912003203) Join Ari Meisel, the master of “_Optimize, Outsource and Automate_,” as he conducts two exclusive seminars in the heart of **New York City on March 9th, 2015**. During this seminar, Ari explains how the Less Doing System recaptures time, slashes stress and enriches lives. Best of all, these sessions are **100% free**. To register, go to [Eventbrite](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-less-doing-system-by-ari-meisel-tickets-14912003203) now!
[Mastermind Talks](http://www.mastermindtalks.com/) Looking for an opportunity to see Ari speak live somewhere on the west coast?—Look no further! On **April 29th and 30th** , Ari will be featured at the _Mastermind Talks_ event in **Napa, California**. To learn more about this opportunity to watch Ari “_Optimize, Outsource and Automate_” in wine country, click [here](http://www.mastermindtalks.com/).
**Time Stamped Show Notes:**
– 18:10 – Introduction of Chris Kelly of _Nourish, Balance, Thrive_
– 18:44 – Chris’ background with _NBT_ and his own personal health
– 19:08 – Stress coupled with incorrect dietary habits is a BIG no-no
– 20:55 – Chris nearly had to take a colonoscopy, which motivated him to find a whole new diet that naturally reduced his intestinal inflammation
– 24:00 – Functional medicine looks at the underlying root causes rather than just the symptoms
– 25:50 – People with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to picking up bugs
– 27:20 – Chris’ misfortune working with traditional medical systems led him to the business idea behind _NBT_
– 28:50 – Some of Chris’ other methodologies
– 29:59 – High cortisol levels are the _enemy_
– 31:18 – The higher the cortisol, the higher the energy, the higher the energy, the more difficult it is for your body to sleep and rest
– 31:50 – Exercise, either too much or too little, can be detrimental
– 33:19 – Every time Ari tapered his training to “rest”, he would get sick
– 34:40 – Lab testing can reveal the _hidden _stress
– 35:25 – Organic Acid Testing
– 37:00 – Can guide you to make diet and lifestyle changes to dramatically improve day-to-day life
– 37:15 – Common supplements that people are deficient in…
– 38:50 –The best —
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