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Strong By Design Podcast

Sep 11, 2021

The SBD team reunites to discuss a topic that’s become divisive and heavily politicized. When it comes to health, in the past, people have been allowed to make their own decisions for pretty much all things and given the opportunity to discuss with their physician if unsure. But of course, no one alive today ever lived through a global pandemic.

I think we can all agree that treating others with respect is critical and realizing people are free to make decisions based on their own personal health. Mandates of any kind are going to bring forth some strong emotions on both sides of an issue. Ultimately there needs to be more discussion, listening and understanding. The finger pointing and name calling won’t bring people together but only cause more division.

Holistic Health Practitioner Tonya Fines shares her knowledge with co-hosts Chris Wilson, Mike Westerdal and Samantha Harrison in this special bonus episode on Strong By Design.


"I feel like it's become a platform of controversy not about the vaccine but being told what I should or shouldn't do." -Tonya Fines


Time Stamps

0:24 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast

2:35 – Samantha Harrison receives birthday wishes from Team Critical Bench

11:42 – Team Critical Bench weighs in whether to get the vaccine or not

19:06 – The truth about flu shots

25:58 – Understanding the benefits vs. risks of vaccines

31:24 – Incentives and discounts: The best way to convince people to get the vaccine?

39:17 – Vaccines: What are the things to look out for?

48:34 – Personal testimonies about the COVID-19 vaccine

54:01 – The importance of making decisions based on facts, not fear

1:02:24 – How long does immunity last after having COVID-19?

1:15:42 - As promised, a special birthday poem for Sam (read by Chris)


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