Doctor Kirk Parsley spent years as an enlisted Navy Seal. Then, after briefly leaving the Seal Teams, Doc Parsley decided to go to medical school. Once he graduated, Doctor Parsley returned to the Seal Teams as a Physician where he was the Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One.
Doc Parsley knows what it takes to be fit, tough, and to get through any challenge, but unlike most other wellness experts, he argues that the most important factor is sleep. And since he's spent years helping some of the toughest men in the world get through some of the most difficult and trying situations, we believe him. This episode is full of knowledge gems that anyone can use to optimize their health, fitness, wellness, and life. The full show notes can be found under podcasts, episode 51 at www.warriorsoulagoge.com.
Walt Gragg is a US Army Vietnam veteran, retired attorney, and novelist. His first book, The Red Line, is a military thriller that takes the reader through a World War III scenario between a resurgent Russia and the United States.
We get into Walt's experience in the military and his process as a writer. We also discuss Walt's advice for young veterans and veterans who want to become authors.
This episode delves into Andrew's brother's perspective on Andrew's bout with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD. We discuss what to look for in someone affected by these diseases and how veterans can look out for each other. We also discuss the state of the military medical model, obstacles for better treatment, and solutions to better the treatment of veterans affected by these diseases.
You can preorder Andrew's book, Tales from the Blast Factory at: https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Blast-Factory-Injured-Special/dp/1683504941/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498365548&sr=8-1&keywords=tales+from+the+blast+factory
Ryan Miller is a medically retired US Army Officer who lost his leg after serving in Iraq. He's also a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Ryan is the founder of Field, a company that puts cannabis growers in touch with reliable labor sources and is a spokesman for CAMO, a non profit that advocates for the availability of medicinal cannabis for veterans to treat service related injuries and illnesses.